Gog And Magog Prophecy And How It Fulfills Putin’s War On Ukraine

Gog And Magog Prophecy And How It Fulfills Putin’s War On Ukraine

The Invasion of Russia in Ukraine fulfills prophecies about Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38. Putin has started a war that reminds the world of the end time and the second coming of Jesus

Putin's war on Ukraine
Vladimir Putin (Gog) with a map of Ukraine Credit: Vox

Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, many Christians and Bible scholars have been asking if this has any link to Bible prophecies.

I never thought I will write anything about the war Vladimir Putin has declared on Ukraine and its significance to prophecies about Gog and Magog. But here I am…

It has been known that the Scriptures contain 2,500 prophecies and out of that 2,000 have been fulfilled to the letter without any error. Russia’s war on Ukraine surely fulfills part of the remaining prophecies. We are gradually getting closer to the dreadful day of the Lord.

You see, there have been many speculations about what the whole world is witnessing. We must be very cautious when picking up prophecies about the end times —interpretations from scholars may differ. Whatever the case might be prophecies are being fulfilled!

Here, I would like to share some valuable lessons about prophecies concerning the end times or the second coming of Jesus Christ. The unprovoked war from the camp of Putin on Ukrainians depicts some of the prophecies about Gog and Magog in the Bible.

Religious leaders, Bible scholars Rabbis, etc have already spoken a lot about what has transpired between Russia and Ukraine.

What Makes People Think Russia And Ukraine War Fulfills Bible Prophecies?

Taking a look at Ezekiel 38, God told Ezekiel to prophesy against Gog who is from the land of Magog.

Let us start by finding out what or who Gog and Magog are. This will help us to have a better understanding of the relevance of these strange names to the Russia and Ukraine war.

Already Christians are aware that in the end times there would be days of wars, earthquakes, diseases, sicknesses, etc, We are already seeing all these. But it seems the rise of Russia over Ukraine has taken many of us by surprise.

Now, let me quickly go back to the Gog and Magog issue in the Bible. When the Bible talks about Gog and Magog, it often refers to a country with its people among the descendants of Japheth.

Yes, I am taking you back into the book of Genesis.

“The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras” (Genesis 10:2)

From what the world is witnessing from Russia and its invasion of Ukraine, we can relate it to Ezekiel 38:1-23; 39:1-29. This is where the Russian war is centered on.

What Is Gog and Magog in the Bible?

Magog represents a country with its people, and Gog is the king of that people. The countries known to be under this so-called Magog are the Scythians, the Goths, the Persians, and several other nations, which have been interpreted by scholars.

The name Magog also refers to the Northern countries of Europe and Asia or the northern districts of the Caucasus.

To have a clearer understanding of Magog, a geographical map points to Russia. Although the name Russia is not in the Bible its location helps to identify it.

Map of Gog and Magog
Ancient map about Gog and Magog
Credit: Pinterest

Updated: kindly scroll to the comment section for the right representation of Gog and Magog Map.

In the Book of Revelation, the people of Magog are said to be the enemies of the people of God.

2,000 years ago John the revelator wrote about the rise of the beast from the sea in Revelation 13.

Today what we see Vladimir Putin doing fulfills the prophecy of the rise of the “King of the North” which is Russia.

The book of Revelation also talked about other 3 kingdoms in addition to Russia making 4:

• The King of the South which is Egypt and the Arab Islamic forces

• The King of the East which is China

• The King of the West which is America and the United Kingdom

Putin and Russia Fitting Into Gog And Magog

From the Bible, the book of Ezekiel 38:1-23 talks about the invasion by the armies of Gog. This is where things start getting weird.

According to Ezekiel’s prophecy, Gog who is a ruler of the joint kingdom of Meshech-Tubal (Ezekiel 38:1-3) will lead the people of Magog to launch an attack on Israel.

Magog (Russia) will receive help from other countries from the:

• East — Persia (Iran)

• South — Cush, and Put ( likely to be Ethiopia and Libya)

• North — Gomer (Ukraine) and Beth-Togarmah/Togarmah (Turkey)

Remember that Ukraine was once part of Russia before it became a sovereign nation in 1991. Putin strongly believes Ukraine is part of Russia’s spiritual space. Obviously, this is one of the motives behind Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Ukraine is an inalienable part of our own history, culture, and spiritual space” —Putin

Do you think Ukraine will end up being part of Russia again? I will leave this for you to battle it out in your head.

After gaining some insight into the names of nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38, I would like to develop this point further. Just pay attention.

Which Nations Are Supporting Russia’s Invasions?

People would wonder why Russia would have other countries to support it; looking at the bloodshed and suffering innocent people have been going through. Yes, people are dying out there, but it seems Putin does not care. He wants to achieve his goal by any means necessary.

To think about why any country will support Russia, let me remind you of what happened at the UN Resolution Voting.

According to reports, 5 authoritarian nations joined the “no vote” campaign on the resolution that calls out Putin to withdraw his forces from Ukraine immediately. They are all authoritarian regimes. So they supported the explosions happening in Ukraine. Look at the 5 countries below:

• North Korea
• Eritrea
• Syria
• Russia
• Belarus (close ally to Russia)

Other nations that abstained were Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, and China.

The European Union and the entire world stand with Ukraine. Magog (Russia) might seem to be alone in this war, but it is never true.

As International sanctions leveled against Russia increases, Mastercard also suspended its operations in Russia. But good news has come from China in favor of Russia; They are using China’s UnionPay system.

There has been a huge outpouring of international condemnation of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. 141 countries voted in favor of the UN’s decision to call out Putin to cease-fire, 35 abstained, and only five voted against.

Destroyed buildings in Ukraine by Russian forces
Drone footage reveals the burnt-out ruins of a residential area in Borodyanka, a town less than 40 miles northwest of Kyiv.
Credit: Sky News

This will be a prolonged conflict that will have a huge impact on Israel. According to the Bible, it will reach a point that Israel would be attacked by its enemies. But the Lord will fight for them and give them victory.

From Ezekiel 38:11, Russia will invade Israel just like how they have now invaded Ukraine in a moment the country was enjoying peace.

According to the Bible, the same attack will come upon Israel while they are in good living and enjoying their peace.

“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.”

So it is more like Putin is sparking a compelling war involving other nations against Israel. The prophecy begins with the representation of a prodigious armament of different nations who have joined forces together under the plans of Gog.

Now, as we can see, Israel is at peace with no intention of launching any attack or provoking its enemies for war. A time will come in which Gog and Magog will disrupt their peace by bringing the war to their doorstep.

Gog would plan to take advantage of the peaceful circumstances in Palestine, while the people of Israel are no longer concerned with war. This will escalate…

Gog will then attack the cities with no walls, take huge plunder to arouse the greed of other nations.

These nations will also join forces with Gog hoping to enjoy the share of the huge plunder from Israel.

“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan. You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled towns; I will advance against those living quietly in security – all of them living without walls and barred gates to loot and plunder, to attack the inhabited ruins and the people gathered from the nations, who are acquiring cattle and goods, who live at the center of the earth.”

Sheba and Dedan and the traders of Tarshish with all its young warriors will say to you, “Have you come to loot? Have you assembled your armies to plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to haul away a great amount of spoils?” (Ezekiel 38: 10 – 13)

When we continue reading from verses 14 to 16, we get to know that Gog will fail to realize that God reigns over everything.

Gog and Magog Bible prophecy

After Gog lays down all his crafty and evil plans, the Lord will teach him good lessons. He will never go unpunished for attacking Israel.

From verses 19 to 23, God explained how he will severely punish Gog through earthquakes, floods, fire, diseases, and bloodshed. He will also destroy the army of Gog. Even inanimate things like mountains will tremble.

“I will judge him with plague and bloodshed. I will rain down on him, his troops and the many peoples who are with him a torrential downpour, hailstones, fire, and brimstone.” (Ezekiel 38:22)

God’s Destruction of the armies of Gog In Ezekiel 39:1-29

Further reading about God’s judgment on Gog continues in Ezekiel 39.

Prophet Ezekiel explained that God in His Sovereign power drew out the forces of Gog. God had already been waiting to punish and destroy Gog. (Ezekiel 39:1 – 3)

Ezekiel said the dead bodies of Gog’s soldiers lie unburied in the fields, and their cities are in ashes.

“You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the people who are with you. I give you as food to every kind of bird and every wild beast. You will fall dead in the open field; for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will send fire on Magog and those who live securely in the coastlands; then they will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 39:4 – 6)

In His Holy anger, He will massacre the armies of Magog.

What Should Christians Expect From The End Time?

The Bible has already specified some of the signs that will show that we are in the end times. No one has to tell you. But the most relevant question you must ask yourself is “Am I ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ?”

These earthquakes, wars, diseases, and sicknesses (eg. COVID-19), etc, are all indications of the end times. The dreadful day of the Lord is fast approaching.

“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come.” (Matthew 24:6)

Does Russia’s War Means The World Has Come To An End?

Russia’s unprovoked war killing hundreds of civilians, soldiers, leaving people homeless, creating difficult moments for the people of Ukraine, and creating fears of world war 3 doesn’t mean this is the end of the world.

The world is coming to an end. No one knows the day. Just be prepared always because Jesus will come when least expected. (Matthew 24:42)

All these crazy things we see are just prototypes. The greatest suffering ever to happen in human history is yet to come.

The book of Daniel 12 also prophesied about it:
“…There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time… (Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:21)

Again, Jesus says in those days, many will suffer great pain and perish in the sense that if it were not shortened for the sake of the righteous —none will survive (Matthew 24:22)

There are terrible days ahead according to the Bible. These events will keep on happening, then the anti-Christ would take control of the world. However, we have been told not to be alarmed. After all, we are just travelers here on earth.

It’s a crooked world and everything is passing away. In one of my other blogs, I wrote about why Christians must be ready to die without losing their faith in Jesus Christ. There is hope for those who die in Jesus Christ.

Reports have revealed that the war in Ukraine has made many people find Jesus Christ for the first time. Seek him today before it is too late.

Before Jesus Christ ascended to heaven he granted us his peace. May we, therefore, live in peace with our neighbors through Christ Jesus until he comes again for his children. Amen.

Thanks for reading through. Gog and Magog’s prophecies throw light on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It is one of the events leading us to the end of the world. Join us in our prayers for peace in Ukraine.

I welcome your comments and contributions. Stay blessed.

2 thoughts on “Gog And Magog Prophecy And How It Fulfills Putin’s War On Ukraine

  1. You determine Putin and Russia to be Gog and Magog but the map you show puts Magog in Ukraine, Poland and Germany. So your “exegesis” has to be labeled non-sense

    1. Hello Roos, good to hear your contribution. The map from Pinterest might be confusing though… but it doesn’t change the scriptural truth. Perhaps a better map is needed here for better clarification:
      End-time map about Gog and Magog

      Photo credit:’Godswarplan’

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