Most bible prophecy scholars believe current day Russia to be the land of Magog that Ezekiel the Prophet speaks of in his last days prophecy of a coming major Middle-East war. As we approach the final days of this dispensation, look for Russia to become a major player in Middle-East affairs, (as is now happening).
The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. Ezekiel 38:1-3 NIV
You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. Ezekiel 38:15 NIV
Fresh off brokering a deal to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, Russia has reasserted itself as a Middle East power player, hearkening back to the days of its Cold War status.
Israel, meanwhile, enjoys much stronger
bilateral relations with Russia
than it did during the Soviet era. But will Russia’s meteoric rise in the
region change the nature of that relationship?
Observers point to
long-standing support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, close
contact with Iran, and veto
power on the U.N. Security Council as examples of its attempt to undermine U.S. supremacy in the Middle
East for the sake of its own strategic goals. Russia often seems to say one thing and do
another, critics of the country say, a fact that is also reflected in its
surpsingly strong—though complex—relationship with . Israel