Posts tagged Gog and Magog
Russia’s new Armed Forces in the making
Just as the New Start treaty between the U.S. and Russia has gone into effect, Russian Armed Forces are moving ahead with an ambitious rearmament program, designed to modernize their equipment and make them much less reliant upon their nuclear arsenal. They are investing $650 billion to purchase modern conventional weapons, and the new purchases are prompting a major overall increase in spending to create a brand new, highly trained Russian military.
MOSCOW, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — The Russian Armed Forces on Thursday announced a 10-year rearmament program involving the large-scale purchase of modern weapons, according to local reports.
The Russian Army planned to buy more than 600 warplanes, 1,000 combat helicopters and 100 warships, including 20 submarines, First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin was quoted by local media as saying. source: Xinhua
“Russia needs a professional noncommissioned officers core to train specialists who can really put these arms to effective use,” said Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent military analyst. “This spending necessitates a whole new kind of military.”
Though the program foresees spending on strategic forces, analysts hailed the massive order of conventional arms, saying it would lower Russia’s dependence on its nuclear arsenal. But they warned it could only be a success if there was a professional and efficient military to use the new equipment.
Last week, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin promised that from next year 1.5 percent of gross domestic product would be spent on army modernization, military pay and other defense spending. He said the country currently allocates 0.5 percent of GDP.
Click here to read about Russia’s future war with Israel as foretold in the Bible.
Two key nations, Turkey and Russia, are officially moving into closer ties with Iran. This is important to keep an eye on when looking at what’s happening in the world today as it relates to End Times Bible Prophecy. Click here to read about the Battle of Gog and Magog and to better understand the significance of these nations joining together. It is easy to see that the stage is being set for the coming war against Israel foretold by the prophet Ezekiel.
But the Bible tells us that in the End Times, there will be another “world war”, and it will be led by Russia, Iran, and a group of other nations that surround the nation of Israel, to plunder her resources and steal her wealth. We find this prophecy in the 38th chapter of the book of Ezekiel – Now The End Begins
Recent headlines from Iran’s Fars News Agency give a clear reminder that these alliances are growing stronger, and moving us closer to the days in which Ezekiel’s prophecy will be fulfilled.
Iran-Turkey Cooperation Beneficial to All Muslims
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj Affairs Seyed Ali Qazi Askar in a meeting with head of Turkey’s Hajj Pilgrimage on Monday underlined expansion of ties between Tehran and Ankara, stressing that the two countries’ cooperation would serve the interests of not just the Iranian and Turkish but all Muslim nations.
Iranian Envoy Seeking to Boost Media Cooperation with Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Consul-General in Istanbul met with the managing-director of Turkey’s Ikhlas News Agency in a bid to explore possible avenues for mutual cooperation between the Iranian and Turkish media.
Iran, Russia Underscore Continued Consultations
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian and Russian diplomats in a meeting on the threshold of Tehran’s multifaceted talks with the world powers underlined continued consultations between the two countries.
Iran, Russia Discuss Consolidation of Cultural Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Minister of Culture Alexander Avdeev in a meeting with Iranian cultural officials discussed ways to further develop cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture.
“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 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: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.” Ezekiel 38:1-6
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know [it]? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.” Ezekiel 38:14-16