As most of my regular readers know, I am not one given to Biblical Prophesy. However, with the current unpleasntness in the Holy Land, these Prophesies can be instructive.
An excellent and concise explanation of the Prophesies of Ezekial has been written by 13 FOX at Right Wing Thinker in "Prophecy In Motion, Pt. 2
The 'Who' & What Of Ezekiel 38".
To start this out, "prophecy" is defined as foretold history. There are lots of prophecies in the Bible that have come to pass, such as the prophecy in Ezekiel 36:24 that says God will take them (Israelites/Jews) from among the nations, gather hem out of all countries and bring them into their own land. That happened on May 15th, 1948 when Israel became a State and demolished all forces that came against them in their war for independence.
What we look at now, in Ezekiel, is an impending attack on Israel by Gog and its allies. What "Gog and its allies" consists of is Rosh, Persia, Ethiopia and Libya. And people ask...."What is Rosh?" "What is Persia?" And here's the deal. Rosh is Russia and Persia was renamed "Iran" upon the death of Muhammed and the splitting of Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims. Surprising? Russian and Iran?
Not going to kid you, this is not easy stuff. But there are many, many people who live and breath by Biblical Prohesy and it should not be dismissed out off hand. The Mad Mullahs of Iran, with their own prophesies, believe the Twelfth Imam (the Mahdi), Mohammad, and Jesus will return sometime in the next two years (August 22 is a day of particular import.) The Mullahs believe they will be able to hasten Judgement Day by provoking war with Israel and America. The Ezekiel Prophesies dovetail with the those of the "Twelvers". Whether true or not is not the issue, the belief is. Ultraradical Islam will not stop until the events play out and either the prophesies are right or nothing happens because the readers of the prophesies were in error in which case the situation continues or the belief withers and dies.
Take the few minutes to read the full article. While you're there, read some other posts, too. This young soldier can really write.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.