Saturday, October 26, 2013

Will Russia Destroy Israel? Some Think So.

At the end of World War II the world was divided into two distinct camps- communism and capitalism.   This was referred to as the Cold War era.  Russia poised a worldwide threat to freedom and it was the duty of the United States of America to save the world from this evil Anti-Christ threat.  The US government engaged in the war on communism in Korea, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Eastern Europe and South America. 

Christian all across the United States were being told that the godless nation of Russia was in league with the Anti-Christ and that Mikhail Gorbachev was no doubt the Anti-Christ.  Then a terrible thing happened the former Soviet Union was no more.  Russia no longer posed a military threat to Europe—the Cold War was over and Gorbachev was no longer in power.  

The reason American citizens were told we have troops in Europe was to defend against an invasion from Russia.  Invade what country?  Well according to Christian Zionist preachers--Israel! 

Recently, I was listening to a popular TV preacher talking about how Russia would invade Israel.  For years I have just accepted this as a fact without searching the scriptures or researching where the idea that Gog and Tubal were Russia actually came from.  So, being inspired to look into the matter more deeply I set out on the journey to find the scriptural answer to the question, Will Russia attack Israel?  If they do it will not be for the reasons our End Time “experts” are telling us. 

In the book of Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 we find the mention of Gog. 
38 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 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 armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. KJV

It is from this scripture that all the theology concerning Russia is derived.  Many “experts” in the End Time Prophecy interrupt this scripture this way:
·         Magog- this is modern day Russia
·         Persia- this is modern Iran
·         Meshech, Tubal and Togarmah- this region is modern day Turkey
·         Libya- this is modern day Libya
·         Gomer- this is modern day Germany

Over thirty years ago this teaching was and still seems to be the accepted interpretation of this scripture.  Russia was the enemy of the United States and was viewed as the right hand of Satan—godless communism.  Today there are preachers still proclaiming Russia as the invader of Israel without any scriptural proof.  

Russia is no longer a threat but the US government leaders and the US media continue to give grief to Russia.  From supporting attacks on Russian minorities in Georgia, funding opposition parties in Russia, supporting anti-Russian activities in bordering countries, placing anti-missiles in bordering countries along the western border, maintaining US troops, missiles and aircraft based in Europe to “protect” against this evil nation, the US leadership continues fighting Russia.  As recently revealed the NSA continues its Cold War spying on Russian.   Russia poses no military threat so why is the US still acting like the Cold War is still on?  Maybe we are doing the bidding of another country who doesn’t like Russia.

With the falling of communism in Russia and the fear of the entire world going “red” gone, what will now be the “boogeyman” to create fear and paranoia?   The US government dislikes the Russian President Vladimir Putin because he has the courage to stand up against the direction US government leaders are taking America.  Russia is not the problem, Washington leadership is the problem.  How long will the American people continue to put up with the deceit, lies and loss of freedom that “keeping America safe” is being pushed on us? 

Americans should be concerned about our government getting in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Although this seems difficult since most of our government is already in bed with the Zionist.  We have two powerful political religions pulling strings in Washington and the American people are paying the bill for both groups.  How can we give money to Zionist Israel and to Islamic countries at the same time?  Whose side are we really on?  

We support Israel against Iran and Syria and support the elements of the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.  The US government has been destroying one nation after another and setting up what looks like puppet regimes for the Muslim Brotherhood all the while doing the bidding of the Zionist lobby here in America.  My concern is that our elected leaders have made a pack with two devils and the American people will have to pay the piper.

So, should we be concerned about Russia?  I don’t think so.  At this point I am in more agreement with Putin than with Obama.  The American people are suffering from an identity disorder.  We cannot separate the personalities that our government leaders want us to be.  Are we friends with Russian?  Then we should stop the bad mouthing.  Are we friends with Zionist Israel?  Then stop funding the Islamic nations.  Are we friends with the Islamic nations?  Then stop supporting Israel. We should also stop spying on our allies.

We could all join John Hagee and his Zionist Christians and bring all this to a quick end.  His advice, “The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West.”  What he says we would get out of this is the Rapture.  The elect Christians would safely be “caught away” while the rest of the world goes through hell and yes Russia will be destroyed.

As Christians we should be the peacemakers of the world.  Our message is one of repentance and restoration not chaos and war.  Have we no concern for our Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt, in Syria, in Nigeria, in Kenya, in North Korea, in China, in Iran, in Iraq, in Sudan, in Afghanistan, in Israel where ever believers are suffering or are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus?  There are Christians in the countries many wish us to destroy with our drones and bombs.  Have we no Christian love for the “household of faith”?  My fear is that the False Prophet of the End Times in among us now and has deceived many into doing the work of the Anti-Christ.