The Imminent Invasion of Israel

Chapter 5: WHAT does God do, and HOW does He do it?

Now we will see what will happen when Russia and her allies invade Israel. What will happen when Gog meets God! When Gog and his allies invade Israel, it will look like she has finally met her doom. She will be surrounded on all sides: Russia and Turkey from the north, Iran from the east, Libya from the west, Sudan from the south, and probably many of the nations in-between in every direction. Israel will be caught in an inescapable pincer move. But then there will be such a demonstration of the Power of God that many all around the world will believe and glorify the God of the Bible, the God of Israel. If you know this Prophecy, then when it happens you will be able to share it with others, and bring them to Christ.

Ezekiel 38:14-16: “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: On that day when My People Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? Then you will come from your place out of the FAR NORTH, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. You will come up againstMy people Israel like a cloud, to cover the Land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My Land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” Here we see the Russians coming by air using their Rapid Deployment forces. 

This would be a swift action opening the way for a secondary action by their armoured divisions and infantry. It is not likely Russia would use nuclear weapons, as she has no wish to destroy the land or delay occupying that area.

Here we see that in the last days, Gog comes out from his place in the FAR NORTH of Israel, confirming that this must be Russia. Notice that God identifies Himself with Israel and the Land. He calls them: ‘My People’ and the Land is ‘My Land.’This means Israel is in a Covenant with God and under His protection. He will not let them be destroyed. When Gog comes against Israel, he will discover that he is really coming against God, the true God, the God of Israel! 

God’s Purpose in allowing this invasion is to be sanctified in the eyes of the nations by the miraculous way He will save Israel. It is the God of the Bible, the God of Israel who will be sanctified. The God of Israel will be be glorified and set up apart as the true God in the eyes of the nations. Many will come to faith as a result of this obvious Divine Intervention in destroying the invaders and saving Israel. It will be nothing to do with Israel’s or USA’s military power. 
*WHAT does God do? He will judge and destroy these armies. The cup of iniquity is full, the apple of God's eye is touched, His wife is violated, arousing God's anger so that He moves out in Judgement to destroy the invading army. This is followed by the answer to the question of HOW the invading army is disposed of and destroyed.


Ezekiel 38:17: “Thus says the Lord God: Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?” The answer to this question is NO! 

Formerly, many of the prophets had prophesied invasions from the NORTH against Israel which would be successful, such as the Assyrians and the Babylonians. These invasions were successful, because God was disciplining Israel for her sin and causing her to go into Captivity. God is making it clear to Gog that this invasion is NOT the fulfilment of one of these previous prophecies, and therefore Gog has no basis for imagining that God will allow it to succeed. Ezekiel 38 is a brand new Prophecy in which the invaders will come under Judgement, not Israel. Therefore God declares:

Ezekiel 38:18: “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the Land of Israel, says the Lord God, that My fury (against Gog and his armies) will show in My Face.”

*HOW will God destroy them? When Gog assembles this last-days strike force, it will look like Israel is finished. She will be completely surrounded. This time she will not be able to overcome her enemies by her own strength and ingenuity. She will be totally overwhelmed. Gog and his army will cover Israel like a cloud. But the Bible says that God will come to the rescue for His people. He will intervene to save His people and judge their enemies. Ezekiel describes a ‘One-Day War’, for God Himself will quickly, completely and supernaturally annihilate the Russian and Islamic invaders. As with Pharaoh, God has determined to demonstrate His Power to deliver His chosen people from their enemies. It will not be Israel's brilliant military or American's weapons that will save her in her greatest hour of need. God will intervene in a way that He has not done since the days of Moses. He will come to rescue His helpless, overwhelmed people and totally destroy Russia and her Islamic allies. 

God uses a number of weapons in combination, which include orchestrating the forces of nature against the invaders. These are all weapons He has used before in Old Testament times, but never on this scale and never all together. These supernatural weapons will create the greatest military disaster in history. This will be one of the greatest and most dramatic Divine Interventions in all history! 

(1) By a GREAT EARTHQUAKE: 

Ezekiel 38:19,20: “For in My jealousy (to protect Israel) and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: Surely IN THAT DAY(of the Invasion) there shall be a GREAT EARTHQUAKE in the Land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My Presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.” 

This earthquake will devastate and paralyse the invading force. It is of such major intensity, that it will be recorded all across the world.

(2) By CIVIL WAR, infighting, confusion and friendly fire: 
Ezekiel 38:21: “I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains, says the Lord GOD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.” Infighting among the troops of the various nations. In the panic and confusion after the powerful earthquake, the coalition forces will turn against each other and start killing each other. A precedent for such an event appear in Judges 7, where a large army became so confused, that the soldiers attacked each other and fled in fright from a mere 300 Israelites (also 2Chronicles 20).

(3) By PESTILENCE, BLOOD.
Ezekiel 38:22a: “And I will bring him to Judgement with Pestilence (Plague, Diseases) and Bloodshed...” Worst of all, deadly diseases will sweep through all the armies that come against Israel. Plagues often follow the killing of men in battle. Human carnage, blood, and the remains of a battlefield breed disease. Those who survive the earthquake and infighting will perish in the plague. 

(4) FLOODS, HAILSTONES, FIRES.
Ezekiel 38:22b: “I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, Flooding Rain, Great Hailstones.” There will also be overflowing torrential rain with hail. Such an action of nature not only hinders the movement of the armies, but prevents the use of aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Floods will stop the armies in their tracks and sweep them away, along with great hailstones. This judgement on the invaders creates not only a muddy terrain that would bog down any military advance, but also flooding conditions that would imperil human life.
Joshua 10:11: “The Lord hurled large hailstones down on them (Amorites) from the sky, and more of them died from the hailstones than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.” 


(5) FIRE and BRIMSTONE (burning sulphur).
Ezekiel 38:22c: “I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him... Fire and Brimstone.” The use of burning sulphur as a means of Judgement recalls the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, with both earthquake and fire and brimstone (burning sulphur). Just as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, He will pour fire from Heaven on the invading army. 

The hailstones, fire, confusion, earthquake, and plague will defeat the invading armies in the mountains of Israel. These 5 Judgements of God will result in the annihilation of the armies of Gog and her allies. This will undoubtedly be the greatest holocaust fulfilled in a single day in the history of the world. 

Ezekiel 38:23: “Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be KNOWN in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall KNOW that I am the LORD.”

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