I have been watching the southern Europe arena for some time now, watching what Russia is doing, Ukraine, and other countries in the area.
I have also been getting a lot of emails from people who are asking me about Gog Magog and believe that what is taking place is the Gog – Magog.
I will just come out and say that what is going on is NOT Gog Magog.
What I do believe is ramping up is a repeat of WW I.
The History Behind WW I
Solomon warns us…
Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
How many of you reading this REALLY know the history behind WW I?
Do you know what caused it?
Most people will say it was because some prince or Kaiser got assassinated.
Close, but it is actually when Duke Ferdinand and His wife were shot/assassinated.
The Balkens were heating up at that time and Ferdinand was a member of the Serbian Nationalist Movement… AKA The Black Hand.
But this was more the straw that broke the camels back than the actual cause.
WW I had many factors that caused the war. There were hostilities between European countries and powers.
Countries were suffering from horrible economic downfalls. In fact Germany is often sighted because it was at this time that Germany was suffering their hyperinflation.
Do you know that at that time you could purchase an entire city block for one ounce of gold?
There were clashes between Italy, France, Germany, Britain, Austria-Hungary and Russia over European land disputes and colonial issues and money.
Remind you of anything recently?
Because many of the countries were suffering economic hardship, land grabs were taking place. When you have more land, you have more people. More people means more resources and taxes.
BUT the more immediate cause for the war was because there were land disputes taking place in the Balkans.
Austria and Hungary were having skirmishes with Serbia and Russia for territory, and because of this, they pulled the rest of Europe into the mix.
Germany was a super power along with England and Russia.
The other countries in Europe, France, Italy, Spain, etc. were struggling financially and needed to get their piece of the pie as well.
With the perceived breakdown of the balance of power in Europe, as well as a very fast growing arms race, one can see that it was a powder keg waiting to blow.
Global Rule #1 – when you need to ramp up your economy, ramp up a war. IF your economy is in REALLY BAD sorts, have a really big bad war.
Then you create or find blame in some insignificant thing so that the world has permission to ignite the powder keg.
Solomon Was Right.
Over and over again I push looking at our history.
Because Solomon was right.
“There is no remembrance of former things…”
I asked early on, how many people remember WW I and the history behind it?
Odds are that not many of you reading this have a really good grasp.
HEY… I have to admit that I had to do some checking myself because I could not remember all the details.
One of the things I did remember is that it was a powerful economic war.
These are the wars that people remember. Yes we have been having wars here and there, but in light of the grand scheme of things, all the wars the US has had since WW II were police actions.
NOW… that is not to discredit any of our men and women who fought and died in these “wars” but as bad as they were, countries were not lost, boarders reshaped, millions die, cultural collapses, etc., etc.
Only massive global wars do that and one of the main reasons massive global wars start, is because countries have ran their economies, their people, and their resources into the ground.
Massive global wars are a form of the “RESET” button.
We as watchmen carry a burden on our shoulders. So often we attempt to make sense of the world around us through scripture and events going on around us.
IF you reading this and unless you have the IQ of a soap dish, there is a sense of uneasiness among what I call “the informed masses” verses what Rush Limbaugh likes go call “The Low Informed Voter.”
We take the time to open our eyes and view the truth about our global economy, world hunger, Wall Street’s corruption, corporate pirates and the ever-growing threat of TEOTWAWKI.
TEOTWAWKI = The End of The World As We Know It
We are repeating ourselves and if you look at the European stage today and overlay that with what took place during WW I, you would be amazed at the similarities.
Now I am not saying it is an exact match, but it is pretty close.
Russia is being the bad boy right now, making the power grabs for land instead of Austria, Hungry and Serbia.
Much of the countries up for grabs are also contenders for invasion.
Poland, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine of course and some of the other middle European countries are fearful right now.
Germany, England and the US are ramping up forces on eastern boarders again. US is sending missile units to Germany again. We have troops being sent.
Russia is also massing forces all up and down the Ukraine and former WARSAW pact countries.
American paratroopers arrived in Estonia, which brings the number up to about 600 American soldiers now on exercises in Poland and the three Baltic countries.
This isn’t Gog Magog – we are ramping up a “Re-do” of WW I.
And all the key players are moving their pieces to the game board.
Russia is unstoppable now, and what is coming into focus is Russia as the dominant European power with China not far behind.
Let me put it another way.
Russia is the muscle and China is the brains with the money.
America is an empire in decline. Thanks to our current administration we are the laughing stock of the world.
Due to really unsound policy, our military is severely downsized. But worse, the good men and women are leaving in droves being replaced by flaming gays more worried about what they are going to wear to Friday night’s prom than fighting a real war.
America continues to weaken itself while Russia and China are filling the global power void.
Natural Gas – The Noose Around Europe’s Neck
World Net Daily ran the following…
“Western Europe should be very concerned,” Malaquias told U.S. News. “Very concerned.” Given Europe’s reliance on Russian gas, it “especially needs North African gas,” Malaquias said.
“What the Russians are doing is a very clever strategic ploy, because the bigger they are in terms of their presence in the energy sector internationally, the more leverage they have on everybody.”
With almost half of Europe’s gas supply under its control, Moscow, in effect, has limited European options to impose sanctions.
The same can be said for limiting U.S. options, since the U.S. needs access across Russia to supply U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the Northern Distribution Network.
And it requires the Kremlin’s help in attempting to bring an end to the civil war in Syria and to work with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, which the West believes is a cover for developing nuclear weapons.
Europe does not like having Russia having that much power. Russia can and will use that power too. With a literal flip of a switch, much of Europe can be without power.
Not a good place to be. This is one of the main reasons that Germany is kind of leading a charge because they purchase a lot of their power from Russia.
Now a lot of you I know are looking at Russian and equating Russia and Gog / Magog.
I do not see it this way.
TRUE… Russia is no friend of Israel, but I strongly believe that it is TURKEY not Russia that is the leader of the Gog Magog war.
I conducted a lot of research on this and even wrote a pretty in depth article titled “The Mystery of Rosh”
I have presented this article to just about everyone in the bible prophecy arena asking people to refute it, no one has come back yet. In fact I have gotten emails from well-known teachers actually agreeing with me, but because they have written books about Russia, “they can’t change their points of view because it means losing credibility with all the books they have sold.”
Take the time to read it and see for yourself.
Every 100 years there is a great war. We often say it is the war to end all wars, that is till the generations die and the people forget and then repeat the same poor choices that they always repeat.
Every Great War has repercussions and send out “waves” that influence.
It is possible that what happens in the Balkens / Ukraine could influence and bring about Armageddon. This is a fact.
But I want to warn all of you that is reading this…
Do not base what is going on as Prophetic. We do not know that for sure. Paul reminds us that we look through a glass darkly.
That means that we do not know prophetic details, we only have what God has given us in His Word and the rest of it is faith.
There are a lot of people out there that are claiming that this is the beginning of the Gog Magog War and then using a very faulty timeline to predict the rapture.
This is very dangerous, and is out and out folly.
No man knoweth the day or the hour. Only God.
So to use these sort of things as benchmarks for the rapture is very foolish.
What we need to remember is that man does repeat his mistakes, we are witnessing this again right before our very eyes.
Another thing is that in the US things are not looking good what so ever. We have our own problems in our own back yards that need to be dealt with. The economy is still going to hell in a hand basket, food shortages are taking place, and hostilities against Christians are rising.
It is kind of like “Out of the frying pan and into the fire.”
Prepare Your Families Ark
But we can do something about it.
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Do you see God warning about those who do nothing?
We need to prepare so that we can weather these times of poor judgement that our leaders have brought upon us.
But most of all, we need to prepare ourselves so that we can be ready to share the Gospel to a dying world. So many people do not know Christ and the life that He offers us.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
The key word in this verse is ALWAYS. Always means always. In good times and in bad we are to be ready. The best way to do that is do like Noah did and prepare an ark to help you weather the storm.
We do not know the timing of the rapture or the second coming of our King.
But we can read the writing on the wall and see that hard times are in fact here and are closing in upon us.
Time is running out to prepare your arks, but Tracye and I are here to help.
There is great opportunity ahead, even though things will be hard, we can make a difference and always be ready to share the gospel.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Keep our eye on doing the work that God has for us. Be diligent in this.
Learn to walk with Him and not lean on what we think we know. There is only one absolute, and that is God;’s Word, The Bible. Cleave to it and cleave to Him and He will direct your path.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
By Ray Gano
Russian / Ukrainian Troop Movement