Blog note. I have already extensively written about the current formation of the “Gog/Magog” alliance as described in Ezekiel 38-39. (Read my several earlier, lengthy blogs about his alliance). This is one of several rapidly forming prophecies today. Based on God’s word in Ezekiel 38-39, these three leaders and countries will come against Israel, along with several other smaller countries that take part in this coalition against Israel. At some point in time (near future) these countries are seen as coming against Israel to “take a spoil.” Within the past several years, Israel has discovered large amounts of crude oil / petroleum in the Golan Heights and massive amounts of natural gas (perhaps several of the largest natural gas fields ever found). Additionally, Israel is maturing as a “fig tree” and sprouting fruit. Israel has become a large exporter of much produce to Europe and is growing herds of animals as opposed to being a barren wasteland of geography as described by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) over a century ago. It is no coincidence that Putin has declared himself the world’s energy czar and Russia’s number one export to Europe is natural gas. As Russia’s economy deteriorates, maintaining Europe’s reliance on Russian natural gas will be extremely critical. Interestingly, Israel has gone on record and is planning on building a natural gas pipeline to Europe for distribution of this important natural resource. Putin/Russia will soon have a major competitive threat in terms of natural gas dominance in Europe from Israel. This is a HUGE development in terms of prophetic (and economic) significance.
Ezekiel 38 continues to indicate that God will put an “evil thought” into the leader of the Gog/Magog alliance to come against Israel to take a spoil. Putin/Russia will obviously be after Israel’s natural gas fields (plural) and crude oil discoveries. What about Iran? Currently, Iran’s economy (along with Turkey’s economy) is also crashing like a house of cards. Iranian people have begun to demonstrate against the head Islamic dictatorship running the country. President Trump’s sanctions against Iran are taking a huge bite out of what little is left of the economy. Food – produce, animal products and energy is getting harder to come by. Is it any wonder, that as prophesized, Iran will look greedily and covetously towards Israel’s natural resources and farming production? Lastly, Turkey is also reeling from Trump’s sanctions. The Turkish currency is getting hammered on world markets and tough economic times are also starting to set in. Because of Turkey’s chummy and strategic relationship with Russia and Iran, they will act in unison towards Israel when in the future they are motivated to do so.
Today’s article posted below is just a shadow of the ongoing development of the “Gog/Magog” political and strategic alliance as foretold in Ezekiel 38. This article is proof of the continuing development and political strengthening of the alliance. There is so much political and strategic necessity of this alliance that there is almost 100% agreement among eschatologists that these three countries make up the core axis of the group that will come against Israel for said reason to “take a spoil.” The heat is getting turned up another notch or two on these countries economically speaking. How long will it take for these countries to become desperate enough (economically or politically) to come against Israel? That is the question. Stay tuned! End of note.
Echos Of Ezekiel 38 – Tehran To Plot Strategy With Russia & Turkey
BY BEN COHEN |ALGEMEINER.COM |AUGUST 20, 2018.
Russia’s presidential office has announced that President Vladimir Putin will fly to Tehran in early September for a summit meeting with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts.
The exact date for the summit would be released once “the three presidents’ schedules are agreed on through diplomatic channels,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. In a separate briefing, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the parley would be held in the first week of September. The talks between Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will focus on the war in Syria, although growing US economic pressure on both the Turkish and Iranian governments is likely to be discussed.
In Iran’s case, the US aims to have a full range of punishing sanctions in place by Nov. 4, including a ban on transactions with Iran’s central bank, while in the case of Turkey — which continues to hold the American pastor Andrew Brunson in prison — the US has sanctioned two senior government ministers and placed new tariffs on imports in recent weeks.
The three leaders last met in April, under the rubric of the diplomatic “Astana process,” at the height of a Turkish offensive in northwestern Syria against Kurdish forces. At a joint news conference following that meeting in Ankara, Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani collectively affirmed their role as “guarantors of the ceasefire in Syria” — sending a message to the US administration that its role in the war-ravaged country had effectively been marginalized.
Putin and Erdogan will also hold separate bilateral talks while in Tehran next month, Peskov, the Russian president’s spokesman, said. He added that a planned Sept. 7 meeting on Syria between France, Germany, Turkey and Russia was no longer scheduled. “There is no such a meeting coordinated on the agenda,” Peskov said. While the three-way summit in Tehran has been planned for several months, it will take on an added urgency given the US announcement on Thursday that an Iran Action Group is now driving President Donald Trump’s administration’s policy toward Tehran.
At the heart of the strategy are the twelve demands made of Iran by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a May 21 speech — delivered two weeks after Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the July 2015 nuclear deal and the reimposition of tough sanctions on the Tehran regime — that include a verifiable end to Iranian support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, and a halting of the regime’s ballistic missile program.
Separately, Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, will discuss arms control treaties and Iran’s role in Syria in talks with Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, an administration official said on Thursday. The meeting is a follow-up to Trump’s controversial summit with Putin in Helsinki in July. The two agreed in principle that the Iranians should exit Syria but Russia saw that as a tough task, the official said.
Originally published at Algemeiner.com – reposted with permission.
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