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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: