When Noah and his three sons departed the ark, God blessed them and told them to be fruitful and replenish the earth. “God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to have many children and to repopulate the earth.” (Gen. 9:1) Japheth, Noah's first son, had seven sons of his own, his second son’s name, was Magog. The fifth and sixth sons' names where Meshech and Tubal. Some of Magog’s descendants settled in what is today modern Russia. Geographically, the land of Magog, is due north of Israel. Gog is a prince of Magog’s descendants. “Son of man, look toward Gog in the land of Magog. He is the most important leader of the nations of Meshech and Tubal.” The prophet Ezekial had a very important message for a future generation regarding Gog and Magog. “Son of man speak against Gog for me. Tell him that this is what the Lord God says: ‘Gog, you are the most important leader of the countries Meshech and Tubal, but I am against you. I will capture you and bring you back. I will bring you from the far north. I will bring you to fight against the mountains of Israel.” In 1948 the nation of Israel was miraculously reborn. Jews from around the world flooded back to their homeland after 2,000 years of dispersion by the Romans in AD 70. God will use the invasion as an opportunity to show himself mighty on behalf of the Jewish people. He will cause Gog and the armies of Magog to swoop down on Israel. “A long time from now you will be called to action. In distant years you will swoop down onto the land of Israel that will be lying in peace after the return of its people from many lands. You and all your allies—a vast and awesome army—will roll down upon them like a storm and cover the land like a cloud.
Chapter 38 & 39 of Ezekiel describes a future war that includes the armies of modern Russia, Iran, northeastern Europe, Turkey and northern Africa. “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet.” The Magog alliance will invade the tiny nation of Israel. “You will come from all over the north with your vast host of cavalry and cover the land like a cloud. This will happen in the distant future—in the latter years of history I will bring you against my land, and my holiness will be vindicated in your terrible destruction before their eyes so that all the nations will know that I am God.” The term, latter years is always used in concurrence with the second coming of Jesus Christ.
The destruction is final, the armies of Magog will be destroyed: you can count on it. “That day of judgment will come; everything will happen just as I have declared it.” The military buildup in the region of Magog is undeniable with the recent emergence of Russia as the second largest military in the world. It will take Israel seven months to bury the dead from the battle of Magog. “And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.” The table is set; the future is here. A war of this size is not a pleasant thought, but as the Bible comes alive, it should bolster faith. Rather than fear the things that are coming on the earth, believers should be observers, realizing we are Bible characters in the latter days. Our future is very bright! For more about the future of the believer read “Beam me up Commander” its free.