by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

How Russia Will Be Destroyed
(or When Russia Comes Down Against Israel)
Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Why would Russia, as we see it today, have any interest in invading Israel?
I think you'll find satisfying answers to that question in the classic passage of Ezekiel's tremendous prophecy, chapters 38 and 39. It is without doubt one of the great prophecies of Scripture, as you will see. To get in the atmosphere of this, let's begin with the first eight verses of Ezekiel 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 armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them.…

Here we have mentioned the nations which will be allied with Russia in the last days. Persia, of course, would be Iran today. Ethiopia and Libya are in Africa.

… all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands [Germany]; the house of Togarmah [Turkey] of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

Now if Russia should come down against Israel tomorrow, it would not be a fulfillment of this prophecy. Because God makes it very clear that when the nations listed here come ...

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