Is Ukraine In The Ezekiel 38 Bible Prophecy?
PNW - About 2600 years ago, the Hebrew prophet named Ezekiel issued a biblical prophecy that is going to find fulfillment in the "latter days." The prophet writes:
"You will come up against My 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 hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes." (Ezekiel 38:16)
The "you" in this verse is commonly taught to represent whoever the president of Russia is going to be in the biblical "latter days." Many prophecy experts sincerely believe that these are the "latter days" spoken about by Ezekiel. Some even posit the possibility that Vladimir Putin could be the Russian leader of this prophecy. Wisely, these advocates caveat that this depends on the longevity of Putin tenure in relationship to the timing of the fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy.
This thinking is possibly supported by another detail of the prophecy written in the passage below.
"'Thus says the Lord God: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your (Russian President's) mind, and you will make an evil plan." (Ezekiel 38:10; emphasis added)
In light of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, thoughts of "an evil plan" by a Russian President in the biblical latter days has happened. Although the evil plan of this above verse relates to Israel, and not Ukraine, it could provide hints of a similar sinister attack, probably in the near future, that gets plotted against the Jewish state.
This ancient prophecy foretells that this Russian leader will form a coalition of predominantly Muslim nations to invade Israel from the uttermost parts of the north. According to Ezekiel 38:13 the motives of these belligerents is, "to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder."
The question some Bible prophecy pundits are asking lately is, "Does Ukraine join in this Russian coalition?" So, I asked a few of today's top experts on this prophecy what they think about this possibility.
I asked this question on February 8, 2022, and prefaced is as follows:
"You are among today's top scholars on the who's who of the Magog invaders in Ezekiel 38. In light of Russia's hints of invading Ukraine, I'm getting asked more and more, if Ukraine is among the Magog invaders. Some...... READ MORE
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