As a matter of course nearly all prophecy watchers have speculated about when and how the prophecy of Gog of the Land of Magog will be fulfilled.
In previous posts we have identified the players :
Turkey – identified by the names of several descendants of Noah in the text (Magog, Meshech, Tubal)
Iran – aka Persia
Sudan – aka Cush
Libya – aka Put
Russia – aka the hordes of the uttermost north, there are no nations North of Russia that I know of if you draw a line on the map north from Israel.
The trouble we’ve had thus far is that Turkey is still officially aligned with the west via NATO and hasn’t shown a clear official or diplomatic alignment with Iran and Russia as of yet, which would be a precursor to the attack that Ezekiel recorded in his prophecy from God. We watch Turkey suspiciously since their government under Erdogan has had an Islamist tilt that is unprecedented in at least the past century since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. A tension has existed for quite some time between Erdogan’s government and the military who have been of a more secular, pro-western faction of Turkish society.
It appears that secular, pro-western, pro-NATO command of the military may have been swept away this week with the appointment of 4 new high level military commanders within the Turkish Heirarchy.
It’s hard to say for sure – but it is something to be watching for sure. I’ll be watching the attitude these generals take toward cooperation with NATO and the EU in the near future. If we are right and Turkey is moving to align more closely with Russian and Iran, I’d expect a souring relationship with NATO and the west.