The so called ‘Trump Muslim Ban’ is an interesting list when you compare it with God’s Holy Word.
Ezekiel 38 and 39 speak of a great invasion of Israel by Russian and Islamic forces (Note 1). In this coming war, Israel is all alone and there is no one on earth to help her. But with the help of God, Israel defeats the massive armies. After Israel wins the war, Scripture says the Children of Israel will burn the weapons of war (Note 2) for 7 years (Note 3). Looking at the list of Islamic countries listed in Ezekiel 38,39 and the ‘Trump Muslim Ban’ is very interesting.
Donald Trump did not develop the list of countries. The original list comes from intelligence sources and includes these countries: Libya - Listed in Ezekiel 38 as Libya (AKA Put); Sudan - Listed in Ezekiel 38 as Ethiopia (AKA Cush); Iran - Listed in Ezekiel 38 as Persia; Syria - is not listed in Ezekiel but could easily be under control of Turkey (Note 4); Iraq - is not listed in Ezekiel, but future of that government is unknown. It could easily fall under control of Iran when the US pulls out our armed forces; Yemen and Somalia - are not listed in Ezekiel 38. They are far south, and have unstable governments so their effect on the war could be small. Another thought is the Biblical areas of Libya and Ethiopia were much larger than today, and could include these countries.
This leaves 3 big players in the middle east. Turkey - is listed in Ezekiel 38 (Note 5) and is currently an ally of the United States. However the Turkish government is rapidly moving toward radical Islam (Muslim Fundamentalist), and already is very friendly with Russia (Note 4) Egypt - is not listed in Ezekiel 38 and is a friend to the United States and Israel. Saudi Arabia - is not listed in Ezekiel 38 and is a friend of the United States and Israel.
There are other countries listed in Ezekiel 38, but just looking at the alignment of countries in the middle-east is amazing. This alignment indicates the Gog-Magog War described in Scripture could be very soon.
Note 1: Many believe Russia will be involved in the Gog-Magog war attacking Israel. Modern versions of God’s Word (Ezekiel 35:15) seem to agree with this view using the phrase ‘the far north’. However original text, King James Version, and others use different language, just making reference to the north. As a result, there is a dispute. Is Scripture referring to Russia or does it refer to a region of Turkey. For this discussion Russia involvement (or lack of) in the actual invasion, is not important. One thing is clear, Russia is supplying military equipment to the Muslim countries that will be involved in the invasion. Note 2: Russia and other countries are using a new type of armor. It is made of highly compressed wood. Lignostone is stronger and lighter than steel. The shock resistance is beyond any other armor made today. It also burns longer and hotter than coal. Note 3: It is believed Israel will burn the weapons from the Gog-Magog war during the 7 year tribulation period, described in Scripture. Note 4: Turkey and Russia working together, are major players in the Syrian civil war. Note 5: The Biblical name for Turkey is debatable, but is clearly in the Ezekiel 38 list.
Additional Note: For clarification, there are 3 major wars coming in the ‘End of Days’. This is a very short summary of them. -First is the Gog-Magog war, which is part of this discussion. This war will happen just prior to or as the 7 year tribulation period starts. -The next war will happen at the end of the Great Tribulation and just prior to the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ upon the earth. This war, the Battle of Armageddon will have all the forces of the Anti-Christ coming against the One True Real God. Scriptures says there will be a 200 million man army coming out of the east (probably China). After this war, there will be 1000 years of peace on earth. -Finally at the end of the 1000 year reign there will be one last war. The Bible says Satan will be loosed and will deceive the nations to rebel against God one last time. This is sometimes refereed to as Gog-Magog war number 2. After this war Satan will be cast into the lake of fire to burn in torment forever and forever.
Written by Ronald Stange May 2017