Revelation 6:3-4 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
To make it easier to follow and understand the alliances that are taking place in today’s world, we will take a look at the Ezekiel 38 and 39 War, as if we were looking at today’s news headlines.
When the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel he was in Israel so everything is written from within that geographic framework. For instance God had a future warning for Russia; “You will come from your place in the far north (Russia). You will bring many nations with you, a great horde, a mighty army with large and small weapons alike.
Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops and many nations. Translating these ancient cities during the time of Ezekiel into present day places we are looking at Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan as allies with Russia against Israel.
God says to Russia, “You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog (Russia), I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am proved holy, through you before their eyes. “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army.”
Israel will have their guard down, thinking their peace is guaranteed by the “tribulation peace treaty” that will be abruptly broken.
“This is what will happen in that day: When Gog (Russia) attacks the land of Israel, My hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at My presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and My holiness, and I will make Myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
(To be continued with “Ezekiel 38-39 War Foretold” part 2)