Will Russia Rise Again? (2 Of 4) by Larry Wynn

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WILL RUSSIA RISE AGAIN?
EZEKIEL 38
APRIL 21, 1996
SERIES: BIBLICAL PROPHECY
MESSAGE #2

INTRODUCTION

A. INCREDIBLE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FORMER "SOVIET UNION" IN
THE PAST YEARS.

1. THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN POWER.

2. THERE HAS BEEN A DOOR OPENED TO EVANGELISM

B. IS THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGY OF THE SOVIET UNION DEAD?

1. THE ANSWER IS NO.

2. THERE IS A BIBLICAL ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. IT IS FOUND IN
EZEKIEL 38:1-4a.

C. THE BIBLE PROPHECIES THAT RUSSIA WILL ONE DAY INVADE ISRAEL.

"THE RUSSIAN BEAR WILL MEET THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH."

D. TODAY, WE WILL LOOK AT HOW RUSSIA FITS INTO BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

I. THE DEFINITION.

A. A NATION CALLED MAGOG.

1. GOG: PRINCE OR LEADER.

2. MAGOG: THE LAND OVER WHICH THE LEADER RULES.

3. THE PRINCE OF ROSH: DERIVATIVE OF THE NAME RUSSIA.

4. MESCHEH: ONE TIME NAME FOR MOSCOW.

5. TUBAL: TOBLISK, RUSSIAN CITY.

B. A NATION FROM THE NORTH.

1. EZEKIEL 38:15; 39:2 GIVES THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.

2. DRAW A LINE NORTH FROM ISRAEL TO THE NORTH POLE AND YOU
WILL DRAW IT RIGHT THROUGH MOSCOW.

II. THE DEFIANCE.

A. RUSSIA HAS DEFIED GOD.

1. THERE IS A REVIVAL AMONG THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY HAVE
TRIED THE WAY OF THEIR LEADERS. IT FAILED.

ILL. KARL MARX: "RELIGION IS A CRUTCH. IT IS THE OPIATE OF THE
PEOPLE." "IT IS THE WEAPON OF CAPITALISM."

ILL. A. ROGERS "BEN FRANKLIN AND THOMAS PAINE WERE TALKING.
PAYNE HAD WRITTEN, THE AGE OF REASON, WHICH ATTACHED THE
BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANITY. HE ASKED BEN TO READ ...


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