High Time to Awake – Bible Prophecy
with Craig C. White
In the News
Speaking to foreign dignitaries in Tehran, Iran IRNA news agency cites Ali Khamenei as urging Muslim world to resist control by ‘hegemonic powers.’
Iran will follow Turkey’s lead into an invasion of Israel. They will be joined by Libya and Ethiopia-Sudan. Happily these armies are not successful in their attack on Israel. As a matter of fact they are systematically undone. God causes every man’s sword to be against his brother. God uses the forces of nature against these armies; such as an enormous earthquake, pestilence and blood, and overflowing rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
I think the battle of “Gog and Magog” is a prolonged battle that happens before or during the tribulation. It also happens before the battle of Armageddon. The way that world events are unfolding they lead me to think that the battle of “Gog and Magog” may start soon. Jesus will plead with the invading nations using the forces of nature.
Bible prophecy teachers say that Magog in Ezekiel 38 refers to Russia. But from my house I can’t see Russia! That view of Magog came about by transcribing “chief” (or the Hebrew “rosh”) to mean Russia. Transposing Hebrew words into English phonetic equivalents is not proper bible prophecy interpretation technique. That technique is not used elsewhere to interpret bible prophecy. Rosh means first or primary. Magog is a man who settled in the land of modern day Turkey.
We scratch our heads over this section of bible prophecy because so many of these names are unfamiliar. As we will see Magog is a man. There are three names that are very familiar. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya. They are today’s Iran, Ethiopia (includes Sudan), and Libya. Wow, we are half way done!