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      RUSSIA IN BIBLE PROPHECY ‑By Bertrand L. Comparet


      Fri, 1 Jun 2001 08:46:35 ‑0700


      "Bob Jones" <[email protected]>




      "Pastor Bob Jones" <[email protected]>


                  By Bertrand L. Comparet

    Today all well‑informed people know that we will soon receive a

treacherous attack by communist

    hordes, led by Russia. Those who are well informed in the word

of Yahweh, have known this for a long

    time, the prophets described it in detail, written some 2,500

years ago. We find it principally in Ezekiel

    chapter 38 1:2 & chapter 39 beginning, "And the word of Yahweh

came unto me saying, Son of man, set

    thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince (or

prince of Rosh) Meshech and Tubal and

    prophesy against him and say, Thus saith Yahweh, Behold I am

against thee O Gog, the chief prince of

    Meshech and Tubal." Of whom is Yahweh speaking?

    Gog, in ancient Hebrew, meaning huge or gigantic, is from the

root word G‑G. The same root is found

    in Agag, a king of Amalek, sometimes written Agog, this fits

Russia's great size. Magog, in ancient

    Hebrew and Arabic, geographers applied this name to the area

lying north of the Black Sea and the

    Caspian Sea, the Hindu Kush (Afghanistan) and Altai, western

and southwestern Russia. The root

    M‑G‑G also underlies Mongol, you know the proverb, "Scratch a

Russian and you find a Tartar".

    Magog was the 2nd son of Japhet, others being Mesheh and

Tubal, and was known to have migrated to

    southwestern Russia. Meshech in ancient Hebrew is a word of

three letters corresponding to M‑S‑C or

    M‑sh‑ch. This root is found in many place names near and

including Moscow. The ancients understood

    this to mean Moscow, Tubal in ancient Hebrew, written with

three letters corresponding to th‑b‑l. Later

    it was sometimes written Thubal, sometimes Thobal. It is the

root from which is derived Tobolsk‑Tobal

    plus the Russian suffix "sk" indicating a place name.

    Moscow is the capital city of western or European Russia, while

Tobolsk for most of its existence has

    been the capitol city of eastern or Siberian Russia. For at least

the last 150 years, scholars have

    recognized these words as identifying Russia as the power

spoken of in these verses.

    Ezekiel 38:4 continues, "And I will turn thee back and put hooks

into thy jaws, and I will bring thee

    forth, and all thine army. Horses and horsemen, all of them

clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great

    company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling

swords". Russia's previous invasions of Europe

    were turned back, until the treachery of our own leaders gave

her Eastern Europe in 1944‑1945.

    Yahweh turned back all premature advances of Russia, keeping

her out until the proper time. Note the

    references to armor, for the last 2 centuries this did not seem

realistic. However, in the last few decades,

    all major armies have made use of fiberglass/plastic body armor

as protection against steel splinters from

    bursting shells, so Ezekiel is really up to date.

    The Hebrew word parash is translated horsemen in this verse

and probably correctly so. It is noteworthy

    that Russia has more horse cavalry than in all other armies

combined and her Mongolian allies will furnish

    her more. Some have wondered if parash might be a suggestion

of parachute troops. If so, Russia

    originated paratroops and now has over 1,000,000 trained


    Then the Bible goes on to name in Ezekiel 38:5‑6 Russia's allies,

not just conquered satellites. "Persia,

    Ethiopia and Libya with them; all with shield and helmet: Gomer

and all his bands; the house of Togarmah

    of the sides of the north and all his bands; and many people with

thee."  Persia's modern name is Iran; it is

    under heavy Russian pressure and subversion. It adjoins

Russia's southern border, a natural target for

    Russian expansion both as a warm water outlet and for its rich

oil fields.

    Ethiopia, whose Hebrew name Cush was applied to both

Ethiopia, in Africa south of the Sudan, and to

    Afghanistan (Hindo Cush) adjoining Russia and a natural

gateway to India. The Russian occupation of

    Afghanistan now exists in all but name. Libya, on the

Mediterranean coast of Africa just west of Egypt,

    will naturally follow Egypt.

    For the rest of the roll call of Red allies, we turn next to Ezekiel

30:1‑6. "The day of Yahweh is near, a

    cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen. And the sword

shall come upon Egypt and great pain shall

    be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt and they shall

take away her multitude, and her

    foundations shall be broken down. Ethiopia, and Libya and Lydia,

and all the mongrel peoples and

    Chub and the men of the land that is in league with them by the

sword." Chub and the land that is in

    league, we cannot yet identify, but Egypt is already in the Soviet

orbit. Ethiopia is now the center of

    Russian communist subversion in all Africa. Libya, as we have

seen, adjoins Egypt and is coming under

    its influence; Lydia is now part of Turkey.

    Psalm 83:1‑8 gives us the rest of the Red alliance. "Keep not

Thou silence O Yahweh: hold not Thy

    peace and be not still O Yahweh. For lo, Thine enemies make a

tumult: and they that hate Thee

    have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against

Thy people and consulted against Thy

    hidden ones. They have said, Come and let us cut them off from

being a nation; that the name of Israel

    may no more be remembrance for they have consulted together

with one consent: they are confederate

    against Thee: The tabernacles of Edom and the Ishmaelites: of

Moab and the Hagarenes: Gebal and

    Ammon, and Amalek: the Philistines with the inhabitants of

Tyre; Assur also is joined with them."

    Communism and those who created and still control it are surely

Yahweh's enemies, those who hate

    Yahshua. Making a tumult, is their favorite occupation, they have

taken crafty counsel against us. Here is

    further recognition that the Anglo Saxon people are the Israel of

the Bible, Thy hidden ones. Our Israel

    identity is still hidden from most people.

    They have said, "Come and let us cut them off from being a

nation", for they are trying desperately to

    reduce us to a mere conquered province of the United Nations,

with all of our national independence gone.

    The first enemy mentioned is Edom. We know today that the

Edomites are the inventors of communism

    and the leaders of it today in all nations. The Jewish

Encyclopedia, in its article on Edom says, "The

    Edomites today are found in modern Jewry."

    Next the scriptures mention the Ishmaelites, the Arabs; they

would naturally be our allies against Godless

    communism. However, our politicians, seeking Jewish money

and votes in the big cities, have made us

    the enemies of the Arabs by pouring out our wealth and our

official support for the Jewish invaders of

    Palestine. Thus the Arabs are reluctantly compelled to recognize

us as enemies by our own choice, not

    theirs. Moab, Gebal, Ammon, the Philistines and Tyre are all

found within the territories of the Arab

    nations. The Hagarenes would also be either Arab or Egyptian

for Hagar was an Egyptian, the mother of

    Ishmael. Amalek was one of the Edomite Jewish tribes. Finally

Assur, the Assyrians. After the fall of

    Assyria, the survivors fled what is now southwestern Russia.

Several prophecies about the Assyrians are

    now being fulfilled by Russia.

    Let's go back over these verses, for they are far more significant

than just a roll call. Surely as Ezekiel

    30:3 says, "Today is the time of the heathen". By their numbers,

they now completely rule the United

    Nations. We crawl humbly on our bellies before them, vainly

imploring their approval of our efforts to

    forestall the catastrophe they are promoting. We impoverish our

own taxpayers to pour billions of dollars

    into fattening and strengthening our enemies. We ruin our own

industries by building and subsidizing the

    industries of the heathen nations and admitting their products to

our country with little or no tariff

    protection for our own workmen.

    All the mongrel people, the mixed breeds of Asia, Africa and

India, who have but one thing in

    common, their bitter hatred of the white man. They will ally

themselves with anything, which promises

    them that they can pillage and rape in the lands of the white

man. All these nations, so far listed, will be

    true allies of Russia; they will fight for the loot, which Russia

promises them. Unlike the enslaved satellite

    nations of Eastern Europe, which are unwilling to destroy the

free nations, which are their own, last hope

    of rescue. Why aren't the European satellite nations listed here?

Because their part is in the revolt among

    the Russian hordes, is discussed separately.

    Ezekiel 38:9 describes Russia's two pronged attack. One line of

attack will be to seize the eastern end of

    the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal; this cuts off this

important lifeline of the civilized world. This

    especially cuts off Europe from all her supplies of oil from the

Middle East. Without this oil, Europe's

    mechanized armies and air forces will come to a halt. However,

the long march across hundreds of miles

    of mountain and desert from Russia to Egypt, would take too

long. The Bible foretells that Russia will

    seize this area by paratroop attack. "Thou shalt ascend and

come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud

    to cover the land, thou and all thy bands and many people with

thee". Ever since 1945, Russia has built 5

    transport planes to our one and she has over 1,000,000

paratroops. Ezekiel chapter 30 and Daniel

    chapter 11, show that this part of the war will be fought largely in

and around Egypt, obviously for

    control of the Suez Canal.

    Ezekiel emphasizes that Russia will also strike in another

direction while this is going on. Ezekiel 38:10‑12

    continues, "Thus saith Yahweh: It shall come to pass that, at the

same time shall things come into thy

    mind and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I

will go up to the land of the unwalled

    villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwelleth safely, all

of them dwelling without walls and

    having neither bars nor gates, to take a spoil and to take a prey;

to turn thine hand upon the desolate

    places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are

gathered out of the nations, which have

    gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land".

Ezekiel 38:9 describes the paratroop attack.

    "And thou shalt think an evil thought." The Hebrew word here

translated thought, is makh‑ash‑aw‑baw,

    which also means a device or machine.

    So things will come into Russia's mind concerning an evil

machine, which they have. They shall make an

    attack to take a spoil, a prey, out of a wealthy nation. This

certainly can't refer to the flea bitten poverty

    of the people of the Near East, where the first attack is made.

Who is this wealthy nation?

    From the clues given in Ezekiel chapter 38, you should be able

to tell who this nation is. First, the land

    that is brought back from the sword. This is not true of Palestine,

which is an armed camp, ready to erupt

    into war at any moment. Zechariah 12:2‑3 promises that

Palestine and Jerusalem shall be a cup of

    trembling and a burdensome stone, nothing peaceful about that.

But, the United States is a land brought

    back from the sword. The last major war on our soil was over a

century ago and even the Indian wars

    ended about 80 years ago. We do dwell safely in unwalled

villages and are at rest. However, this has not

    been true of Palestine for 2,000 years and is not true of Palestine

now. They dwell in fear, behind barbed

    wire entanglements, wondering when the next raid will come.

We are a nation gathered out of many

    people, and brought forth out of the nations. We have gotten

cattle and goods, the principle form of

    wealth in Ezekiel's time. Not only are we the wealthiest nation in

the world, but also we can even be

    literal about it. Part of our wealth does consist of tremendous

numbers of cattle and we have more goods

    of practically any kind than any other nation.

    This wealth is what makes us the target for the attack, even the

desolate places that are now inhabited,

    fits us. This describes our great southwest quarter, desolate

until we reclaimed its parched lands with

    irrigation. "The mountains of Israel which have been always

waste", also identifies us. Note this doesn't

    say desolate, for our mountains are not desolate, it says waste.

Waste means unused or unoccupied, our

    mountains were always waste until we occupied them, for the

Indians put them to no use. This would not

    fit the mountains of Palestine, for they have been inhabited for

dozens of centuries.

    Even the description of the attack upon us further identifies us.

"I will go up to the land of the unwalled

    villages; thou shalt come up against My people Israel, out of the

north parts". If you look at a map, you

    will note that north is at the top. Yes, even the Russian maps are

drawn that way. Russia will have to go

    down, south and west, to go to Palestine and Egypt. She will

have to go up north, across the North Pole,

    to attack us. She will strike us out of the north parts, as her air

fleets cross the North Pole and drop

    down upon us.

    What form will the attack take? The attack will be partly from the

air, for Ezekiel says, "And thou shalt

    come up against My people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land".

There will also be a land attack, for

    Ezekiel also says, "And thou shalt come from thy place out of

the north parts, thou and many people with

    thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company and a

mighty army".

    We know Russia has more cavalry than all the armies of the

civilized world put together. Because of the

    general lack of good enough roads for mechanized forces, she

uses horse drawn equipment to a great

    extent. Also, the nomadic people of Inner and Outer Mongolia

and Sinkiang, all adjoining Russia's

    southeastern border, are horsemen. They would certainly join in

the great looting expedition into the

    world's wealthiest nation. For some time, our Air Force

Intelligence officers have known of the great

    fleets of invasion barges in the ports of Siberia and Manchuria.

Obviously they are being amassed there

    for a purpose.

    If the hordes of Asia could be landed on the coasts of southern

Alaska and Canada, they would consider

    the conditions there no hardship. It would be paradise compared

to what they are used to in most of

    Asia. They would need very little supplies other than

ammunition, for they would live off the land and live

    better than at home.

    Nomadic warriors, dispersed through the vast forests of the

western Canadian mountains, would be very

    hard to hunt down and destroy. Our great production centers of

Detroit and Cleveland for machine tools,

    Pittsburgh and Gary for iron and steel, Chicago as a great central

hub of transportation, the Puget Sound

    region with its naval base and aircraft factories, are very

vulnerable. With all of these areas devastated by

    treacherous rocket attacks and air raids, with many coastal cities

atom bombed by rockets launched

    from Russian submarines we would be very vulnerable. With

this damage done to us overnight without

    warning, Russia may well feel that she can launch her land army

attack with a large chance of success.

    Our capacity to equip large forces will be for a time at low ebb. If

we keep such forces as we have for

    our own defense, Europe will fall for lack of our assistance. If we

send our troops abroad, to defend the

    rest of civilization, we will be weak at home when the Asiatic

hordes roll in like a flood in our

    northwestern states. From a materialistic point of view, it is a

cleverly planned strategy.

    However, Russia overlooks Yahweh's promise that He will take

the decisive part in this war. Here is

    what Yahweh promises in Ezekiel 38:18:22. "And it shall come to

pass at the same time when Gog shall

    come against the land of Israel, saith Yahweh, that My fury shall

come up in My face. For in My jealousy

    and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken. Surely in that day shall

there be a great shaking in the land of

    Israel; so that the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the heaven

and the beasts of the field and all creeping

    things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon

the face of the land, shall shake at My

    presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down and the

steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall

   to the ground. And I shall call for a sword against him throughout

all My mountains, saith Yahweh: every

    man's sword shall be against his brother, And I will plead against

him with pestilence and with blood; and

    I will rain upon him and upon all his bands and upon the many

people with him, an overflowing rain and

    great hailstones, fire and brimstone."

    Note the weapons used. One is the tremendous forces of nature,

which will break up their organization

    and send them fleeing in panic in all directions. Another is

mutiny among all the conquered countries, now

    she faces a dilemma. If she leaves them at home while she

sends Russian armies out to war, not only will

    Russia be weakened by having to bear all the losses, but also

the satellite countries will seize the

    opportunity to revolt at home, as did the Hungarian Red army.

Therefore, to make them bear the losses

    and to get them away from their own lands so they can't liberate

their own people, she will put them in

    the invading armies. In the confusion of battle, the satellite

armies will mutiny and attack the Russians.

    At least twice before Yahweh has used this device to destroy

enemy armies. Judges 7:22 tells how, when

    Gideon attacked the Midianites at night, in the confusion

"Yahweh set every man's sword against his

    fellow, and they destroyed each other." I Samuel 14:20 tells how

Yahweh used this method against the

    Philistines, "Every man's sword was against his fellows and

there was a very great confusion."

    Now it will be used against the enormous hordes of Russia and

China and the satellite armies, this is

    confirmed by Haggai 2:21‑22. "I will shake the heavens and the

earth; and I will overthrow the throne of

    kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the heathen; I will

overthrow the chariots and those that ride

    in them; and the horses and their riders will come down, every

one by the sword of his brother."

    More of Yahweh's weapons are pestilence and blood, epidemic

disease and infected wounds. Because

    sanitation is unknown among most Asiatics, pestilence will

spread like wildfire among them.

    The next weapon is the weather. "I will rain upon him and upon

his bands, and upon the many people

    with him, an overflowing rain." Transportation will bog down

hopelessly in the bottomless mud. Flooded

    streams will block all progress, even all retreat, while supplies

run out and hunger takes its toll. The

    stormy skies will prevent any help from Russia's air fleets,

scattered and destroyed by the fury of the

    storm. Next to come are great hailstones; it is not certain

whether this really means hailstone or stones

    from heaven, meteors.

    That it could be meteors is evident from the fact that on August

15, 1951, what the Iranian newspapers

    called a downpour of meteors on the south Iranian city of Shiraz

wrecked 62 buildings, killed 12 persons

    and injured 19 more. Joshua 10:11 records that Yahweh rained

meteors upon an Amorite army and

    slaughtered them. However, if hailstones is the correct

translation, there are many historic instances of

    armies halted and even defeated by hailstones, even as recently

as 1895. In Job 38:22‑23, Yahweh asks

    Job, "Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast

thou seen the treasures of the hail, which

    I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of

battle and war?"

    Several times in recent years, our American newspapers have

recorded instances of hailstones up to the

    size of baseballs, easily capable of killing a man hit by one.

Finally, among the weapons, fire and

    brimstone, which is sulphur. This probably refers to volcanic

eruptions accompanying the great earthquakes.

    Outbursts of fire and sulphur fumes are common in volcanic

eruptions. Gas masks would be no

    protection against sulphur dioxide fumes. What is the result of

Yahweh's defense of us? Ezekiel chapter

    39 is pretty badly translated in the King James Bible. It suggests

that 1/6th of the Russian forces escape,

    while the original Hebrew reads, "And thou, son of man,

prophesy concerning Gog and say, Thus saith

    Yahweh; I am against thee O Gog, Prince of Rosh, Meshech and

Tubal, and I shall turn thee back and

    lead thee, and cause thee to come up from the sides of the

north, and bring thee in against the mountains

    of Israel. And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, yea, thine

arrows out of thy right I cause to fall.

    On the mountains of Israel thou fallest, thou and all the bands of

the people that are with thee".

    The slaughter is so great that we shall be seven months

gathering up and burying the dead.

    Ezekiel 32:18‑30 describes the final result. "Son of man, wail for

the multitude of Egypt, and cast them

    down, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down

into the pit. There is Meshech, Tubal

    and all her multitude: her graves are round about him; all of

them uncircumcised, slain by the sword,

    though they caused terror in the land of the living. "There is

Edom, her kings and all her princes, which

    with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword;

they shall lie with the uncircumcised and

    with them that go down to the pit. There be the princes of the

north, all of them."

    Finally in Ezekiel 39:7‑8,21,25,29 Yahweh says, "So will I make

My holy name known in the midst of

    My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My name

anymore: and the heathen shall know that I

    am the holy one in Israel. Behold it is come, and it is done, saith

Yahweh: this is the day of which I have

    spoken. "And I will set My glory among the nations, and all the

nations shall see My judgment that I

    have executed, and My hand that I have laid upon them."

Therefore, thus saith Yahweh: Now I will

    bring again the captives of Jacob and have mercy upon the

whole house of Israel, and will be jealous of

    My holy name. "Neither will I hide my face any more from them:

for I have poured out My spirit upon

    the house of Israel, saith Yahweh."

    It is true that incredible stupidity and treachery among our

politicians in high office, have built up the

    power of communism beyond the ability of ordinary means to

combat it. It is also true that the greatest

    weapons are those in the hands of Yahweh. He has promised to

use them in our defense. Isn't it

    comforting to know that THIS IS OUR GOD, YAHWEH!!!

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