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This study is not given to create any sensation or to satisfy our curiosity. The Word of Prophecy is given to us to encourage and to warn:
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy: whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: - (2 Peter 1:19).
The rapid growth of Communism can be considered as perhaps the greatest miracle of modern times. The statistics are startling and even terrifying. In 1917 they had a following of 40,000; in 1962 they are in absolute control of over one billion people.
As Dr. Fred Schwarz says in his book: “The Heart, Mind and Soul of Communism”: “They have multiplied those under their control by 20,000 in 40 years, an increase of 2 million percent. To consummate their dream of world conquest they merely need to multiply the present population under their control by less than 3%. Anyone who is not startled and profoundly alarmed by these figures is evidently free from the responsibilities of rational comprehension, satisfied to live a mere animal existence with no thought of the morrow”.
At the head of this Godless and Antichrist monster is Russia, the most powerful nation on earth today. To state, humanly speaking, that the White Western Nations face either total enslavement or total annihilation is not pessimism but sober, stark realism.
But thank God, there is a way of escape. The Bible named Russia and many of her confederates by name, 2 550 years ago. This is one of the most wonderful proofs that the Bible is true. I will now proceed to show from the prophecies of the Bible how God revealed to his servants so long ago, exactly what we are experiencing today. May God grant that this shall send you, dear reader, back to the Bible and lead you into a living faith in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord. He is the only One who can save us: This He will do when He comes to reign here on earth as King of kings and LORD of lords. But only those who are born again - (See John 3:3,5,7) will be citizens of that kingdom.
In the Book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39 give such an accurate description of modern Russia and her confederates, that Bible students have called them the “Russian Chapters of Ezekiel”. We will now make a verse by verse examination of these chapters.
Ezekiel 38:1-3; (Revised Version)
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophecy against him,
3 and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal”,
(The bold lettering is mine).
The Scofield Reference Bible (Second Edition, 1917 page 883) has this com-ment on these verses:
“That the primary reference is to the northern (European) powers, headed up by Russia, all agree - - - -“Gog” is the prince, and “Magog” his land. The reference to Meshech and Tubal (Moscow and Topolsk) is a clear mark of identification”.
The Rev. W. M. H. Milner, M.A., F.R.G.S., A.V.I. (“Oxonian”) who was a close student of Philology, wrote in his book “The Russian Chapters of Ezekiel”:
“Gog” is a long “o” both in the Hebrew and Greek - is made from the old-world word-root “GG”, which in the early languages implied something “g-i-g-antic”. Russia has this long time been the “collossus” of the north. A potentate of Bible history and prophecy was “A-g-a-g”.
That name or rather, title, comes from the same root. He was (in his own estimation) A, Aleph, + GG = No. 1 Great!
“The Agagites” we are told in “Young’s Analytical Concordance”, were an Amalekite tribe”, and “Agag” was “a poetic name of Amalek, derived from a particular dynasty”.
GOG therefore implies something gigantic. It is indeed the modern collossus of the north. The Soviet Union alone is three times the size of the United States of America with a population of approximately 200 million. It is larger than the whole of North America (that includes Canada) and covers one sixth of the continental surface of the globe. Its greatest East to West distance is more than 6,000 miles (approximately five times the length of our country from north to south). It stretches from the North Pole to Iran and Afghanistan in the South. When it is noon on the Polish frontier it is 11 pm on the Bearing Straits.
(Between Russia and Alaska).
The Book of Joel also speaks of this powerful nation that will make her bid for world domination in the latter days (the days in which we are now found).
Joel 2:2 says:
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong: there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
See Joel 2:20, this power is from the north - compare Ezekiel 38:6.
The Land of Magog.
Magog is the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia. “From the borders of Poland and Lithuania to Kamchatka and Vladivostok the so-called Russian peoples are all either pure or mixed Mongolian”. (Scratch a Russian and you will find a Tartar). Gog and Magog is the Slav and Asiatic heathendom that will form the Core of the last Satanic Empire before the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.
Attila and his Huns issued from Mongolia, and so did the Mongol hordes under Genghiz Khan in 1224 and 1237 AD. From the dawn of history these people have been Anti-God and satanically inspired. That which threatens us today is this satanic impulse in the peoples of the East that have reached flood tide and are about to burst over the shores of the West to overflow and overwhelm the Church of Jesus Christ of which the White Western Nations are the custodians.
“The learned Hebrew linguist, Gesenius, remarks upon the word “Rosh” in Ezekiel 38:2, 3; Ezekiel 39:1, - (RV) that it is a proper name, undoubtedly answering to the name of Russia. This was three generations ago, when modern Russia was not even a dream or a nightmare.
In the year 950 AD the Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus wrote about the Rosh who came from Russia to Constantinople with their boats. There is thus no doubt that Rosh as used by Ezekiel 2,550 years ago, was the earliest form of the Russian name.
The ancient Meshech developed into the modern Moscow, the metropolis of Russia since very early times. See Molner in the “Russian Chapters of Ezekiel”.
In this same book he describes in detail the identity and national character of the Muscovites, and summarizes it as follows:
“Brute force and deceitful cunning are the two characteristics of the Muscovite race today”.
The Psalmist wrote as follows in Psalm 120:2, almost 1,000 BC:
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
5 Woe is me that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak they are for war.
Is that not exactly our experience in our dealings with Communism today?
Tubal is the modern Tobolsk in Siberia beyond the Ural Mountains, where Russia has many modern industrial cities completely underground. This is in the far north (See Ezekiel 38:6,15; Eze. 39:2) where they are almost invulnerable. How did Ezekiel know so long ago that this great power as we see it today, would come from these areas in the extreme north?
In Ezekiel 38:3 the Lord says, “I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal”.
Why is God against him?
In John 3:16 we read that:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus said that he did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. God is against no man because he is a sinner, because we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.
The LORD is against Gog, because Gog is against the LORD. Communism is militant atheism. It declares openly that it has dedicated itself to wipe out religion and destroy Christianity completely. It was Lenin who called religion the opium of the people. Atheism is taught in Russian Schools as a compulsory subject. The fact that God is against Gog is therefore another very clear mark of identification of Russia in Prophecy.
All Thine Army.
And I will turn thee back and put hooks into thy jaws, and 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.
The Russian Chinese combined with all their satellites and subordinate peoples are certainly the most formidable power that the world has ever seen. They out- number the West by a hundred to one in effective manpower for war.
It is estimated that Russia and China alone have between them between 20 and 30 million men under arms. In conventional weapons they are far more powerful than the West. De Courcy of “Intelligence Digest”, the most reliable news service in the world, states that if Germany had during World War 2 only one quarter the submarines Russia now has, the Allied Powers would have been forced into a compromise; if half, they would have been defeated.
In rockets and spacecraft and all that goes with it, Russia is ahead of the West. Our industrial cities are open and can be destroyed within a few minutes after the opening of hostilities. The Scriptures show very clearly that the first attack will be a surprise and unexpected. Many of the Russian cities are underground and in uncharted and unmapped areas.
“I will turn thee back”. The Communist strategy is to isolate the United States of America and then attack her by rockets and air armadas across the North Pole. At the same time the Communist hordes will sweep across Europe in their drive towards the Atlantic.
Then all of a sudden they will swing around (turn back) and sweep down on Palestine. This is where the last decisive battle will be so fierce that the blood will even come up unto the bridles of the horsemen. That is why verse 4 of Ezekiel 38 speaks of horses and horsemen.
Now read Revelation 14:14-20;
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the wine press was trodden without the city, and the blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
The book of Joel also deals with the Communist onslaught against the West, culminating in the Battle of Armageddon.
Joel 3:13-14 states:
13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down, for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes; multitudes in the valley of decision- - - - - -”.
God will use Communism as the scourge and the sickle in his hand to chastise and correct a decadent Christian West who has forsaken the faith of its fathers and is turning a deaf ear to its high and holy calling to lead the world in the footsteps of Christ. Note that the LORD says: “I will turn thee back - - - - and I will bring thee forth” - (Ezek. 38:4).
Now is the insignia of Russia not the hammer and sickle? Has this been ever before? With such an army and handling such devastating weapons as they have today, bloodshed on such a scale is possible.
“All thine army, horses and horsemen”, Russia is the only country having millions of horses as part of its army establishment. The Mongol has been famous for his horsemanship in battle since the days of Ghenghiz Khan. He loves his horse more than his wife and children.
When the Russian armies converge upon Palestine, they will have to cross the Elburz and Caucasian Mountains. The horse will be able to penetrate where no armoured vehicles can reach. Many of the oil fields will be put out of action rendering all the mechanized vehicles immobile.
Persia, Ethiopia and Libya.
Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet.
Persia is the Iran of our day. This country is very strongly under Russian influence and it is obvious that she will be on the side of Russia when the big onslaught begins. Ethiopia is defined as the countries to the south of Egypt: Nubia and Abysinnia.
LIBYA - “The name Libya is applied by the Greek and Roman writers to the African Continent generally, however excluding Egypt”, - (Dr. William Smith in “Concise Dictionary of the Bible” - 1865).
“This name, in its largest sense, was used by the Greeks to denote the whole of Africa”, - (Rev. Richard Watson: “Dictionary of the Bible”, published 1846).
Both these two men are authorities.
Thus 2,550 years ago, Ezekiel saw that Africa would go Communist and join the ranks of Gog in his final bid for world domination. Not even 20 years ago could anybody have foreseen that this would happen. The Afro-Asian Bloc with that of Russia and her satellites control the United Nations. Africa will add another 200 million to the ranks of Communism. There is only one way of deliverance for the West, and that is to go on its knees and ask God to send his Son Jesus Christ. This aspect is fully dealt with in the writer’s study on the “Book of Revelation”.
Gomer and All His Bands.
Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes even many peoples with thee - (RV).
Gomer is considered by Milner, who is an authority, to be the regions of the Ukraine, Don and Turkistan - the vast steppes of Southern Russia, bordering on Mongolia, famous for its horsemen. It is from here the famous Cossacks come.
Togarmah is not very clear to me but is given by Milner as the area where the Turkish element of the Russian nation comes from. The main aspect which is clear is that it is related to the “uttermost parts of the north”, which links it again with modern Russia.
Joel says in connection with this final battle:
But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things - (Joel 2:20).
Ezekiel 38:15 says:
And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company and a mighty army.
For a nation is come upon my land, strong, and without number - - - -, - (Joel 1:6).
“- - - - - - a great people and strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations - (Joel 2:2).
“Many people with thee - - - - -”.
China alone numbers 700 million by now (1962).
It was Lenin who said: “Never mind if only one quarter of the world population is left, as long as they are Communists”.
That is why even Russia is afraid of her partner China - the latter can afford to lose three quarters of its population and still have enough left to control the world.
The names, the locality, the power described in these few verses alone that we have dealt with thus far identifies Russia and her allies without any shadow of a doubt. We will have to admit that only God who knows the end from the beginning could have written them through his Prophet Ezekiel.
The Kings of the East.
It will be impossible to give details of all the Scriptures in an article of this scope, dealing with this subject. It will also be impossible to quote and to analyze at the same time all the Scriptures that tell us about the masses that will march from the East against the West.
Here are the Scripture references:
Revelation 16:12; Judges 6:3,33; Judges 7:12.
This is now imminent! (This is a type of what is about to happen in our time. Nations and peoples retain their inherent characteristics, identities, urges and animosities throughout the centuries).
Red Army, Red Russia, Red China.
As in our previous paragraph, I will give only the Scripture references dealing with this important mark of identity, namely RED. Remember also as you read these references in your Bible that the national emblem of China was the red dragon for centuries.
Read: Nahum 2:3; Isaiah 63:1-6; Genesis 25:25; Rev. 12:3.
(Amalek was the grandson of Esau).
Russia the Leader.
Be thou prepared, yea, prepare thyself, thou, and all thy companies that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard (commander) unto them - (RV).
Remember that the LORD is still speaking to Gog and addresses him as the leader or commander of all these nations that shall be with him when he makes his attack. Russia is the leader of the Communist Antichrist combine that is taking final shape fast as foretold in these verses of Ezekiel over 2,000 years ago. Moscow (Meshech) is the co-ordinating center and the headquarters of all the subversive powers against the White Christian West. Even here in Southern Africa all undermining and anti-white activities against our Government are directed from Moscow. Tune in on any afternoon to Radio Moscow on the 19-meter band and hear for yourself the clever diabolical propaganda directed at Africa. O yes, Gog and Meshech are definitely fulfilling the role of commander to all Communists the world over.
There is friction between Moscow and Peking stemming from rivalry between the two, but this will not come into the open until towards the end of Armageddon - but more about this later.
In the Latter Years.
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.
All Bible students agree that the latter days is the period between the first and Second Advent of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; in other words, the days in which we now live. The latter years is that period right at the very end. It is at the very door.
The grouping of the nations is just about complete, and the motorcar, tank, airplane, rockets and hydrogen bombs described in the Bible in connection with the final judgment are all with us already.
3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches (motorcars with their head lights) in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.
4 The chariots (motorcars) shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways (many streets are called Broadway): they shall seem like torches, they shall run like lightning’s (speed).
As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame or fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
The horse was the swiftest beast known in ancient times. We still have the winged horse, Pegasus, as the emblem of one of our modern oil companies, signifying speed. Pegasus was the winged horse of Greek mythology.
Joel saw in this war of fire, at the time of the end, the modern airplane and rockets leaping as it were from mountain top to mountain top as they shoot across the sky, carrying their loads of death causing pain and blackness as far as they go. The rattling of their machineguns and flame-throwers has the same crackling noise as a fire that sweeps through a forest!
Is this not a very clear description of things as they are today? You, dear reader, may have experienced the strafing by fighter planes and bombers during the last war. You may still recall the fighter aircraft silhouetted against the sky literally like a pack of hunting dogs leaping from “mountaintop to mountaintop”.
Should your call have come then to appear before your Maker, you may not have been ready.
Are you ready now?
Prepare to meet your God, the Day of the LORD is at hand!
The Modern Tank Foretold:
7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Tanks are used in modern warfare to flatten walls and houses. When they rumble along in battle formation, nothing can break their ranks or make them change their course - (verse 7). With their thick armour plating, no ordinary bullet can wound them - (verse 8). The moment a city is taken, with the tanks and armoured vehicles as a spearhead, these spread out inside the city to take control as speedily and effectively as possible.
They push over walls and even crush houses that stand in their way - even pushing in through windows by force. With our modern houses especially, with their big windows, such a tank could drive in through the window, move through the house and out at the other side, with flattened walls and chaos in its wake! When such a squadron of tanks, weighing thousands of tons, are on the move, the earth literally “quakes”.
Modern armies have thousands of these monsters each weighing thousands of tons. With each of their guns spouting fire, and explosive shells, even atomic warheads, the “heavens shall tremble” and the smoke of battle will obscure the light of sun, moon and stars. This is confirmed by Joel 3:15.
Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs:
See Isaiah 66;15-16; Jer. 30:23-24; Joel 2:30-32; Rev. 16:16-21.
(For a complete exposition of these Scriptures read our booklet: “The Book of Joel, Prophetic Message and Warning”).
Then shall the right aiming thunderbolts go abroad; and from the clouds, as from a well drawn bow shall they fly to the mark. (Wisdom of Solomon 5:21).
13) For strong is his right hand that bendeth the bow, his arrows that shooteth are sharp, and shall not miss, when they begin to be shot into the ends of the world. 23) And the dead shall be cast out as dung and there shall be no man to comfort them: for the earth shall be wasted, and the cities thereof shall be cast down - (2 Esdras 16:13,23).
These are dreadful things to consider, but true. Are you ready? This day is at the very door. Jesus said that we must watch and pray always that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man - (Luke 21:36).
When Kruschov made the threat that he would bury the Western nations, it was no idle boast from the human point of view, because he has got the means to carry out that threat. The Lord Jesus said that except those days were shortened, no flesh will survive, but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened - see Matt. 24:22.
If you want to be saved, you better comply with the conditions in Psalm 91.
Verse 8 shows that Russia and Confederates will converge upon Palestine. The main reason is that when Jesus Christ comes back to the earth soon to reign, He is going to reign from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
Now, although Communism does not believe the Bible, Satan who inspires them does, and he wants to conquer Palestine so as to forestall Christ and prevent him to set up his government. That is also the main reason why Communism instinctively drives for world domination at all costs. The final issue at stake is who shall reign, Christ or Satan? I refer you again to my studies on the “Book of Revelation”.
“And thou shalt ascend thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee”. (R.V.).
The ascending like a storm, like a cloud, to cover the land very clearly points to aerial invasion on a massive scale. We live in the age of airborne invasions - we have seen it during the last war. It shall be dwarfed into insignificance in this coming war. Russia and her followers have tens of thousands of front line air- craft ready to ascend at a moment’s notice. At the same time the Western Nations will have to bear the full brunt of rocket bombardment with nuclear bombs. Remember, this will be war on a global scale, such as cannot be even imagined. I refer you again to the Scriptures on Atomic Bombs and Rockets. How did Ezekiel know over 2000 years ago?
An Evil Thought
Ezekiel 38:10-12; (RV)
“10) Thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device: 11) And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at quiet, that dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates: 12) To take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn thine hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and against the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the middle of the earth”. (RV).
This is not Palestine. These are a people that are at rest and have not made any provision to fortify their towns; a people who have gone to inhabit the waste places of the earth and there had become a prosperous people.
Modern Palestine is a small country, comparatively speaking, with a small population compared with the bigger nations of the earth. The Western nations on the other hand are very rich compared with Russia and the nations of the East and Africa. We also know that Communism makes no secret of the fact that they will strip us of our wealth and distribute it equally, so they say, among all the have nots. They do not take into account the fact that those who have gotten “cattle and goods” have worked for them, and they who have not, have not the capacity to earn them anyway.
It is the Western nations who over the past two centuries spread out and colonized the empty places of the earth, building them up to the position where they are today, the envy of those who had the same opportunity, but not the same ability.
I believe that this portion points to the White Protestant West. In any case verses 8 and 9 deal with the invasion of Palestine, so why would verses 10 to 12 deal with the same again? Verse 10 also says: “at the same time”, that also points to a different area; and there are not other places on the earth that fit this description but Western Europe, Canada, the United States of America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
These nations, apart from a difference in language, which in any case is no criterion for a difference in race, are all the same kind of people. If we eliminate the elements from among them, who come from Central and Southern Europe, they will be found to be the most homogeneous group on earth. It is not the theme of this article, neither do we have the scope, but we believe that they are the descendants of the so-called Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
We know that they had never returned to Palestine after their Assyrian Captivity. God had also promised that he would not cast them off forever . As a matter of fact, He promised through the Prophet Hosea that in the latter days they would be called the sons of the living God, in other words Christian people, because you can only become a son of God through faith in Jesus Christ - (See John 1:12).
And that is what the Western nations are, and no other nations on earth. We are not what we should be, not nearly, but we acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ in our constitutions, open our sessions of Parliament with prayer protect the Christian Church and the Bible, send out missionaries and Christian literature to the ends of the earth. No other nations do this. We are the House of Israel.
Ezekiel 38:13; (RV)
“Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou assembled thy company to take the prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take great spoil?”.
In ancient times most of the Western Continent of Europe facing the Atlantic was called “Tarshish” or Tartessus. The Americas and the other countries across the seas were of course still unknown to Ezekiel’s days. But we have enough here to come to a definite conclusion. We know that it is the Western Christian Nations on both sides of the Atlantic who stands across Communism’s path to world conquest.
We also know they are the foremost merchant shipping nations of the world, exactly as the merchants of Tarshish were in the days of Solomon. Great Britain has the lion on her national coat of arms, and Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and Northern Ireland were often called the young lions during both world wars. The identity is unmistakable. With the present line-up of East versus West the groupings are clear and absolutely according to Ezekiel.
I must admit that I am not definitely clear as to Sheba and Dedan. I believe that they will be found to be in the final showdown amongst some of the Arab tribes and certain sections of the Indian nation. My reason for saying it is because the pure Arab is also a descendant of Abraham like Israel, but only through Hagar, and that a certain section of the Indian nation is also descended from Abraham through Keturah. Except for their colour, have many of the Arabs and Indians not the features of the European? See Genesis 25:1-6. Time will tell.
GOD Sanctified in Gog.
I am running out for space, so please take your Bible and read Ezek. 38:14-16. Here the LORD shows very clearly that Gog will come up against Israel. It shall be in the latter days that are now. Just one army division of Russia will be enough to deal with the Jews in Palestine. We know Russia and Co. are coming up against the Western Nations. Therefore my people Israel mentioned here, is the West. God will use Gog to chastise Israel and then destroy the Russian and confede-rated armies supernaturally to prove to them (the heathen) that He is God.
An Old Score Settled.
In Exodus 17:14-16 we read how that Amalek (the grandson of Esau) was the first to attack Israel after the Exodus. That was because of the inborn hatred which Esau had for Jacob and which has been transmitted from generation to generation. God had then vowed that he would have war with Amalek from generation to generation. We saw that Gog came from Agag the King of the Amalekites. So here at the end of the latter days in this last war God keeps his rendezvous with Amalek.
Compare Ezekiel 35:50; Obadiah 1:10-14; Malachi 1:4.
Lord GOD Intervenes.
Ezekiel 38:18-23. Here a glorious scene full of majesty and awe beyond the power of human pen or tongue to describe is unveiled before our eyes: the LORD intervenes supernaturally on behalf of his people. He rains great hailstones, fire and brimstone from heaven, down upon Gog and his armies. At the same time, the greatest earthquake the world had ever experienced shakes even the fowls of heaven.
Compare Heb. 12:25-29; Joshua 10:11; Rev. 16:21; Zech. 14:1-4,12-15.
At the same time the armies of Gog, gathered from many nations, will be disillusioned and see that they have been made to believe a lie. Fighting among them will break out and great will be the slaughter.
Israel Converted and Filled with the Holy Spirit.
Read Ezekiel chapter 39.
Much of this chapter is a recapitulation of chapter 38, with further details added. In this time of affliction all Israel’s (the Western White Protestant Nations and the Jews of pure Israel origin) eyes will be opened and they and the heathen will realize that they, Israel, are God’s ancients chosen people - (Ezek. 39:22-23). God will give them a spirit of repentance and pour out the Holy Spirit on them. Ezekiel 37, will then be fulfilled and Christ shall reign on earth from Mount Zion upon the throne of David according to the promise of the angel to Mary in:
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
“No armies will be required during His Millennial Reign; for there will be no wars. There will be no religious strife, for Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. There will be no political wrangling for government shall be upon His shoulder. No cut-throat competition, for the prevailing motive will be service. No strikes; no poor; and sickness will disappear.
“For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth: so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations” - Isaiah 61:11.
(J. Bernard Nicklin in: “The Approaching Climax”)”.
Post Script (September 1965)
At this present moment of re-issue of this article, world events have moved several steps nearer the time of the “Final Move” of the “Hordes” of the East - - -
(Compare Judges 6:3-5,33; Judges 7:12; Rev. 16:12)
- - - - under the Leadership of Russia, the “colossus” of the North, against the West.
Now that the rivalry between Russia and China for final World Domination after the defeat of the West by Communism, as they think, has come completely into the open, we can “understand Ezekiel 38:21 better: “- - - - - every man’s sword shall be against his brother”.
Therefore, do not be misled into thinking that Russia and China will have fallout with each other before the clash between East and West, now imminent. Russia will be their leader as foretold in Ezekiel 38:7. But each of Russia and China will know exactly what the plans of the other one are.
Watch China in Africa at this very moment: According to De Courcy in “INTELLIGENCE DIGEST” China is actively training African terrorists for guerrilla warfare. So for instance has Pierre Mulele, the Congolese terrorist leader, been trained by them. Recently the Chinese Commission for Cultural Relations with Africa has distributed more than 100,000 copies, in various translations, of Mao Tse Tung’s handbook on revolution. They are being studied right now.
The world has never seen, and never will again, the combined might and fury of the Whole Communistic Bloc that is about to be thrown against the West. Do not be deceived! Ezekiel shows that a united Russia and China will swarm as grasshoppers against the West. And they will have the entire Non-White, Non-Christian World with them, including Africa. Only the very same GOD, who saved Gideon and his little band from the Midianites, Amalakites (Russia) and the children of the East (China and Associates) then, can save us today. The miracle of deliverance will surpass the miracles “which our fathers told us of” - (Judges 6:13).
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh” - (Luke 21:28).
Post Script (April 1979).
Now, seventeen years after the First Edition of this pamphlet, we have nothing basic to change. Events have only confirmed what we have written.
Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 are on the very point of coming into final fulfillment.
With Angola and Mozambique under Soviet control, and the same with Ethiopia, and with the fall of the Sha of Iran, the grouping of all the nations under the control of Gog of Magog is complete.
China has embarked on a program of rapid military, industrial and scientific development, and has made a very significant treaty with Japan. This will strengthen her tremendously in her position opposite Russia. Both of them will move to destroy the West, as foretold by Ezekiel; but will turn against each other when victory seems to them to be assured - (Ezekiel 38:21; Judges 7:22).
The very strengthening of China by the West at this present moment will put China in a position where she will feel herself strong enough to challenge Russia for ultimate world control. Let us watch and pray, we stand on the threshold of the most awesomely glorious event of all time.
This latter aspect is dealt with in my books: “The Book of Revelation”, the series on “The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel”, “The Book of Joel” and several of my other pamphlets and cassettes listed overleaf. Your assistance in the rapid distribution of this booklet and all my other literature and cassettes will greatly assist in preparing the Western World to meet this greatest challenge of all time, now at the very door.