Forget about the normal home-grown threat of street gangs. Thanks to the United Nations’ annual plenary meeting, international hoodlums have gathered to shout insults to one another and call for action by an organization that is famous for too many promises and too little progress.
One gang is making more noise than the rest. Let’s call it the “Magog Gang,” because the three key players of Ezekiel 38 and 39 are all causing trouble right now on the streets of New York.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is spreading the misconception that Israel will not defend itself against Iran’s growing nuclear threat. Israeli authorities still insist that all options, including a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, are still on the table.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, still spewing hateful threats to wipe Israel off the map, denying that the holocaust ever happened, and calling the U.S. “The Great Satan,” has been barred from any decent place to stay in New York.
Moammar Gaddafi of Libya is also persona non grata in the United States for a long history of encouraging terrorism. Just last month he insulted all peace-loving people by his warm reception of al-Megrahi, the Libyan imprisoned in Scotland for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
But at least the three of them have each other’s backs in this gang warfare. Russia supplies the weapons and protection. The other two do most of the dirty work.
With one eye on the Bible, and the other on the Internet news feeds, I can’t help but wonder how much time is left before this great war of Gog and Magog will begin. The prevailing view among Bible prophecy students is that Magog is Russia. Her key allies are Persia (Iran) and Put (Libya). Together with other Islamic allies, they will attack Israel at a time of peace. So far, Israel has never enjoyed a peace treaty with her neighbors, but that is another strong possibility in the coming days.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Check out the Scripture references and news summaries in the “Gog and Magog” Section at Prophecy Central.