Ezekiel 38:2-6 (KJV)
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I 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:
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
The consensus is that Magog is Russia, with Gog as it's leader. Meshech and Tubal are disputed on if they are Turkey or Russia. Also disputed is Gomer, on whether it is Turkey or Germany.
Ezekiel 38:8-11 (KJV)
8 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.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
There will be an invasion of these nations into the land of Israel that is scheduled for the last days. To take a spoil, and a prey. A great company and a mighty army and many people with them. However, God's fury will rise up and in the fire of His wrath, these people will be destroyed. The Lord will be magnified and be known in the eyes of many nations and He will pour out His spirit upon the house of Israel and they shall know that He is the Lord their God from that day forward.
Now regarding Turkey, it's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia, and recent events...
11/27 - Turkey shoots down Russian jet causing tension between NATO and Russia
2/4 - Russia announced Turkey buying oil from Isis, calls for Erdogan to resign
4/1 - Moscow submits data-Turkey's illegal arms and military hardware supply to Isis
5/16-Turkey signs military alliance with Ukraine; discussions on how to restore Crimea
5/19-34 nations (military alliance) with Saudi Arabia to invade Syria; 250,000 soldiers
6/27-Ukraine president pushes for self gvmnt for Muslims in Crimea
6/27-Erdogan apologizes for shooting down Russian jet
6/28-terrorist attack at Ataturk airport - 47 killed; 230 injured; no responsibility claimed
7/4- Turkey to place 200,000 jihadists on Ukraine border with Crimea to look like terrorist operation; Army trained from money obtained by oil sales from Isis; Chechnya involved in training; Turkey providing weapons and equipment to Ukraine
7/15- Turkey coup starts and fails; Turkey blames U.S. for military and intelligence
7/16- Erdogan cuts power to Incirlik air base where NATO nukes are stored;
Turkey drops 12 bombs on Akinci air base that is used as the HQ for anti-gvmnt forces; security forces take back key installations; solders begin to surrender - 75,000 arrested; 9,000 judges purged; Erdogan cracks down on media; seized passports of news reporters; Erdogan seen as authoritarian
7/19- Relations between Turkey and Russia begin to warm
7/26- Turkey declares U.S. as enemy; NATO threatens membership suspension
8/9 - Turkey pressures U.S. to extradite Fethullen Gulen (powerful reclusive cleric)
8/10- Turkey begins talks with Russia; reconciliation of Syrian conflict; resetting of Turkish Stream gas pipeline project with agreement of payments with non U.S. Dollars;
Erdogan criticizes EU for long stalled bid for EU membership; West unnerved by visit
8/12- Russia sends S400s (advanced air defense missile system to Crimea;
Islamic state calls on extremists to carry jihad in Russia
Turkey demands closure of Incirlik air base containing 50 hydrogen bombs
8/15- Turkey makes alliance with Russia
As Pastor Rick Wiles has repeatedly stated on his TruNews broadcasts - "we are in a war cycle", of great concern is the status of the 50 hydrogen bombs at Incirlik airbase.
The fear is that these nuclear bombs may be seized by Islamic terrorists, or even Turkish government officials. If Turkey does seize the bombs, it would instantly make Turkey the most powerful, nuclear armed, Muslim country in the world.
Is it now possible that Turkey will allow Russia to fly aircraft out of this airbase?
It is conceivable that Turkey would invite Russia to come in and take control of the American side of the base and be able to show Turkey what to do with the bombs. It is however, inconceivable that a member of NATO would ally with Russia, seeing that NATO's primary purpose is to unify and strengthen the Western Allies' military response against a possible invasion from the Soviet Union, and yet here we are.
It also appears that NATO has been provoking Russia to war. As seen from the timeline above, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is a master chess player and he always seems to be several moves ahead of the West. While the West is shunning Turkey, she is being embraced by Russia. With this alliance between Russia and Turkey, and Russia's insistence on trade purchases with non-US dollars, will this spell the end of the petro dollar? What will become of our economy? Will Turkey, (as has Iran), be invited to join the Russian-led Eurasian Alliance? As we see the wealth shifting from the West to the East, if things go as they appear to be going, does that not represent an economic collapse here? Will it not surely lead to war?
But how does the Muslim world feel about these events and the president of Turkey in particular? Walid Shoebot has provided this recent letter that was seen on his website; Shoebat.com - Muslim Scholars Worldwide Declare Erdogan to be the Supreme Leader for the Entire Muslim World:
This letter of allegiance granted to Erdogan by all Muslim scholars globally, was sent by Sheikh Yusaf Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars. He represents all Sunni Muslim scholars globally. Excerpts from this letter were shared in every media outlet in the Middle East, from the Arab world to Turkey. The letter is as follows:
"Allah is with you and all Arab and Muslim nations are with you including all freedom loving people are with you. We, all the Muslim scholars, in the four corners of the globe, are with you. The Angel Gabriel and the righteous one [in heaven] are with you. And after that the Angels will be revealed. We are all with you. It is because you have stood with righteousness against evil. You are with justice against...
Dear President, lead Turkey as you wish and as we wish ... We will be with you giving you strength and will support your party and your loyalists as Allah instructed "o ye who believe fear and stand with the righteous ...".
The "righteous one" is Ali whom the Shiites adore. The "angelic host" will appear after such allegiance. In Islam, this is a sign of the end of the world when the angelic host descend on earth and from a Christian perspective this is the casting of the fallen angels out of heaven as spoken of by Daniel the prophet.
"The angelic host descend [to earth] in it with the spirit by command of their Lord.
Peace shall it be until the rising of the Dawn" (Morning star, Q:97).
This "spirit" and how Allah is the "Lord of angels" and "spirits" is what prophecy confirmed when God casts the devil out unto earth: Rev 12:17 - (war in heaven).
Following Erdogan's suggest against the failed coup, there was much notice in the Middle East. One tweet from the Arab Gulf stated: "the Muslim Brotherhood in the gulf elevated the secularist Erdogan to prophethood as if he is the awaited Mahdi".
Another tweet from a Muslim Brotherhood supporter: "if you read the media on Al-Jazeera you will find that Turkey is the "mother of the world" and Erdogan is the "awaited Mahdi". The chief Mufti of Ankara announced after the failed coup d'etat:
"I have seen the prophet of Allah in my sleep asking me to direct the Turkish people towards Erdogan"
What do you make from all of this? War, Islam, Russia, NATO... Could Turkey be removed from NATO and side with Russia? Could this be how World War 3 will start? One week they are on the brink of war, and the next week, they seem to be getting along. We are watching a powder keg ready to explode in the Middle East and it's a bit unnerving. Who is the enemy? Isis? Syria? Iran? Russia? Turkey? During World War II we at least knew who the enemy was. It was more clearly identified. We know Isis is an enemy, and we certainly appear to view Russia as one. And what of the views of the rest of the world towards America? We truly are in the last days.
Your thoughts and opinions are welcome.