Friday, April 10, 2015

Global SITREP B6-15: Gog of Magog On The Move

Update 10 April 2015:  Just a quick update here to note some new odds and ends relative to this SITREP. There have been widespread rumors among ethnic Russian rebels of eastern Ukraine of an offensive being planned by Russian forces. The alleged time frame is between 12 April and 9 May. This is quite interesting due to the fact that Russian forces have also been on-the-move "exercising" in Transnistria, the strip of land wedged between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine which is populated primarily by ethnic Russians. There would need to be a land bridge across southern Ukraine for Russia to have geographic continuity with Transnistria. A Russian military move here would become a catalyst for Moldova's reunification with NATO member Romania, or full integration as an independent republic into the European Union, or both.

Regarding the original portion of this SITREP posted on 7 March and the mention of South Ossetia (purple area in map above), it has come to my attention that Russia has basically annexed South Ossetia through the vehicle of the "Treaty of Alliance and Integration" between the Russian Federation and South Ossetia. This treaty allows Russia to "absorb" South Ossetia which it conquered from the Republic of Georgia in August 2008.  The green area in the map above is Abkhazia, and it was annexed by Russia on 23 January. This is worth mentioning because, as mentioned in other Eschatology Today posts, this entire region is directly related to the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39. It's probably just a matter of time before Russia twists the dagger it now has pointed directly at Georgia's capital Tbilisi.

During 2014 Denmark scrambled its F-16s nearly 60 times in defense against incoming Russian strike aircraft. That's an average of 5 simulated nuclear attacks per month for an entire year in which Americans were preoccupied with the Obama Administration's instigated racism in our nations heartland. Let us not be distracted from this threat any further.

2 April 2015: Due to the inherent weakness demonstrated U.S. President Barack Obama in a leadership position within NATO (i.e. his post-election "flexibility" no doubt), Russia is directly threatening nuclear war over is annexation of Crimea, and says the same condition (threat of nuclear war) applies to its claim over NATO member states in the Baltic region: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  Here is the latest report from The Independent in the UK.

Gog of Magog continues to move in the direction from which the LORD God will place hooks in his jaws to turn him around and draw him to destruction on the mountains of Israel as foretold by the prophet Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39.

22 March 2015: Ezekiel 38/39 foretells of Gog of Magog being turned around by Divine hooks to launch an invasion southwards against Israel. It's looking more and more likely that the direction in which Magog's military forces will be turned away from are the Baltic states, northern NATO, the northern tier of the European Union.

Mikhail Vanin is allegedly a Russian diplomat, the Russian Ambassador to Denmark. He recently informed that small Baltic nation that Russian nuclear weapons will be turned against it if Denmark participates in NATO defensive missile shield. Do you understand this? A Russian diplomat has publicly announced through the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper the threat of nuclear blackmail against the peaceful Danish people should its government mount a defense against blatant Russian military aggression. 

This is peaceful diplomacy of the modern Russia? No, this is warmongering by a totalitarian state against all of the nations along its entire periphery in the Baltic Sea region. Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden. Of these eight Baltic states only Sweden is not part of NATO, but it is a part of the European Union. Russian cannot threaten one of these nations with nuclear war and not threaten all of them. And all of them are American allies. 2016 cannot come soon enough.

1800 15 March 2015: An update I posted to Eschatology Today just over one year ago was confirmed via a BBC report posted one hour ago. In the single paragraph update of 5 March 2014 for "Ukraine Invasion Update: Russian Disposition of Forces with a Nuclear Threat!" I wrote:

"The nuclear warfare message from Russia last night was clear as a bell. It is a message that Vladimir Putin delivered with the launch of a Cold War era, road mobile RT-2PM 'Topol' (NATO Name: SS-25 'Sickle') ICBM. This ICBM is normally armed with a single 550kT nuclear warhead and multiple decoy warheads. Russian Strategic Rocket Forces launched the SS-25 (image below) from their Kapustin Yar site on the Volga River, some 280 miles east of the Ukrainian border, towards a target that was successfully impacted 1,230 miles distant at the Saryshaghan range in eastern Kazakhstan. On a reciprocal bearing this SS-25 would have made impact in the heart of Poland or one of the other newer member NATO nations in Eastern Europe. The message from Putin to the West: Is Ukraine worth fighting a nuclear war over?"
The BBC report was a follow-up on the Russian government documentary that aired today in which Vladimir Putin confirms he placed Russia's nuclear forces on alert as an unmistakeable threat to the US and the NATO alliance over Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The launch, trajectory and impact point of the SS-25 'Sickle' warhead at that time prove the validity of what was written here about the quickly forgotten threat.  

That Russia would air this particular program with such a blatant admission while Putin is in the midst of a 10-day Missing-In-Action stunt is not lost on this observer because the nuclear threat to the U.S. and NATO remains. Let this current situation be a warning to Israel regarding the Iranian nuclear threat which cannot be allowed to mature further. Fair warning.

0500 15 March 2015: With rumors running amok for the past week, it is now obvious that something unusual is definitely going in inside the Kremlin. Following days of incessant and increasing rumor mongering originating within Russian Federation websites, an official denial came from Alexi Mukhin, Director of the Center for Political Information, regarding the rumored "incapacitation" Vladimir Putin on Friday 13, March. However, along with that denial from Director Mukhin a request for the heads of major media to stay close to Moscow in preparation for a major public announcement was also made, and which was followed thereafter by some rather cryptic statements he made to about Putin's peerless leadership status within the Russian Federation.

Such cloak-and-dagger style goings on hasn't been seen in Russia since the days just prior to the collapse  and dissolving of the Soviet Union almost 24 years ago. Following the very public assassination of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov word leaked from Kremlin sources of a "hit list" of major Russian political, business and media players. Vladimir Putin's own going to ground this past week could well be related to the targeted assassinations.  So we wait for the major public announcement from the Russian President. 

7 March 2015: The Russian Federation has launched large-scale war games throughout its Southern Military District (image above) plus Russia's newly annexed territory of Crimea, as well as its bases in Abkhazia and South Ossetia (formerly the western and northern districts of the Republic of Georgia), and in Armenia.  These military forces consist of two entire land armies, large numbers of Special Forces (Spetsnaz), four brigades of paratroops, a Marine brigade plus several independent Marine battalions, the entire Black Sea Fleet and the 4th Air/Air Defense Forces Command.

These war games are an unambiguous message to NATO and Israel about Russian military forces preparedness to engage in full-scale war at a moments notice. Reinforcing this message is the Russian Defense Ministry announcement of these war games continuing over the course of the next month, which not so coincidentally happens to overlap with the time remaining for the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran to reach an agreement. Also not coincidentally is the geographic fact that the large swath of territory that is the Russia's Southern Military District is directly north and contiguous with the Iranian border. Most important from the biblical eschatological perspective is that this territory fully encompasses the northern territories identified in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39.

Related to this is news from the Ukrainian government that Russia is using the current ceasefire not to withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine, but to instead rotate them with fresh troops from Russia. The Ukrainian government estimates there are now a minimum of 18,000 Russian troops on Ukrainian soil in Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. Gog of Magog is clearly on the move with his military forces.

Updates as they occur.


LD said...

And the Word of God says:

"The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken" Ps 37:12-14

Sean Osborne said...

Yes, that is the word of the Lord! Amen.

jmoll106 said...

I just reread eze 38/39. Verses 17-23 of chapter 38 do seem to be part of Daniel's 70th week.
Thanks for this update Sean.
There are so many pieces of the puzzle all converging right now. Statistically, I can't see the world aligning so close to end time events again like this.
Your Sitreps on all the players seem to be ready to play their part.
Thanks for all your updates.
Let's finish the race in honor of Jesus the King of kings and Lord of all. Jesus is greater.

hartdawg said...

Sean, in global sitrep E7-14 back on November 20 you mentioned the war in Daniel 11:40 possibly being the same as Ezekiel 38&39 and occurring early on in the 70th week. Do you still think that's a possibility? Personally, I think it occurs prior to the time of Jacob's trouble. Has your position changed, what do you think?

Sean Osborne said...


"Global SITREP E7-14: Advancing Our Situational Awareness of 'Last Days' Wars" has been pinned to the Eschatology Today mainpage, you'll find it at uppermost of the right-hand column because it remains a 'work in progress.' This is because the exegesis of these prophesies are an incomplete but continuing effort.

To properly frame this, the start of the 70th Week begins with a very, very specific event. To fully understand this Daniel 9:26 must be included with 9:27 for the correct context.

Speaking of the Antichrist the angel Gabriel presented Daniel with a critical detail that spans those two verses: "...the prince who is to come... he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week."

Who is it that the Jew's in Israel will accept this man of sin as being in the flesh? Mashiach ben David.
What does Jesus say about him in John 5:43?

Will this man of sin claim to be God, as Paul wrote in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."

Is "Antichrist" a misnomer for who this man will be? Does this verse not say that we might more correct;y identify him as the coming "Antigod"? Sorry, I'm getting too far ahead here.

Anyway, these are sone of the key pieces of Scripture upon which I base this interpretive exegesis and ask the obvious questions in this part of the post:

"Are there two invasions of Israel in the last days? That depends on some specifics, such as if at the time of Daniel 11:40 the Antichrist in Israel with power and authority at the start of the 70th Week. It occurs to me that for the literal fulfillment of John 5:43 his physical presence in Israel would appear to be a necessity. After all, it is this impostor of Moshiach ben David's 7-year covenant that Israel will accept in their misguided belief that he will be Moshiach ben David. I think the covenant he makes with the expanded great power that Israel will be at that time is a 7-year ‘partnership for peace’ between the Antichrist’s EU/NATO and Israel.

Therefore, is Daniel 11:40 a different 'last days' war than the one Ezekiel 38/39 prophecies about with enemies coming from both the north and south of Israel? I think not. While there is no mention of Temple worship and the associated rituals, that omission may merely be an indicator that the Temple structures complex on Mount Moriah (Zion) remains under construction or is nearly completed but unconsecrated at that time.

The start of the 70th Week is precisely 42 months prior to the Abomination of Desolation. It should be obvious that those 42 months amounts to a very short, finite amount of time; just enough for one great world war centered in the Middle East around Israel, but not two.

Remember what Gabriel also said in his prophecy to Daniel:

"The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

The war is ongoing.

In the new "SITREP B6-15: Gog of Magog On The Move" I am merely showing how current events are prefacing what will occur in Ezekiel 38/39. As many eschatologists are fond of saying, "the stage is being set."

Sean Osborne said...

After a full night of prayerful study, I'm going to clarify/correct a part of my comment above.

Just as the 70th Week is divided into two halves, the thlipsis (tribulation) and megas thlipsis great tribulation (no need to capitalize either of these halves of the 70th Week), so too will the man of sin have two distinct attributes, one for each of the halves of the 70th Week.

During the first 42 months of the thlipsis he will present himself to the Jews of Israel and they will receive him as Moshiach ben David (a messiah figure they await in the "messianic era" who to follow closely behind Moshiach ben Joseph). This will be the literal fulfillment of Jesus prophecy recorded as John 5:43 --"I have come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."

To commence the final 42 months, this false messiah figure will suffer a mortal head wound, the man will die, but Satan then enters him and reanimates his body and empowers him for the final 42 months of the megas thlipsis. This is the literal fulfillment of Paul's prophecy to the Thessalonians about him "who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." This is the event known as "the Abomination of Desolation," or, Satan in human form sitting in the Temple on Mount Moriah proclaiming himself to be God.

Along with this there is also additional study that will be added to a recent post that relates to the kingdom and the origin of this man of sin, son of perdition.

Hopes the makes what I wrote above a little clearer.

hartdawg said...

Thank you sean. I will be looking forward to the additional study, and as always I will be checking it out with the infallible word of God. Just one more thing, in this additional study can you show in scripture that the man of sin actually dies? There seems to be a lot of confusion about that lately. Thank you.

Sean Osborne said...


Love the Bereanism!

New Testament Scripture for you:

Revelation 13:3

"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast."

Old Testament:

Zechariah 11:16-18

"And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.

Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened."

The beast.idol shepard will likely not die, but will appear to all the world to have died when he is indwelt by Satan directly for the final 42 months.

hartdawg said...

Thank you sean, I'm in total agreement. The confusion lies when people change the meaning and say that the head is one of the empires or his system. They often try to minimize the supernatural. I don't know why they do that

NG said...

Hi Sean, collapse of USSR happened nearly 24 years ago (Dec 1991) not 14 year ago. During summer of 1991 there was a coup/putsch against Secretary General of the Soviet communist party, Mikhail Gorbatchev, orchestrated by generals.

Are we going to witness a repeat of this?

I read on some media that it is not true Kremlin warned foreign journalists an announcement would be made soon. This might be a hoax as well.

On Twitter, in the past two days, I have seen many pics of moving vans/trucks aligned in front of the Kremlin on the Red Square suggesting a new ruler was taking over. Some of these trucks were reported to have entered the compound but some people have suggested these trucks are in the location to built the stage for a concert to celebrate first anniversary of annexation of Crimea.

One thing is for sure: Putin has vanished and with all these rumors swirling around in the past few days his best option to stop them and confirm he was still in place would have been to show up, had he been able to do so (so he was incapacited one way or another). Or maybe that Putin is just playing with the nerves of his aficionados...

I doubt this and am concerned that hardliners, not moderates, took control of the Kremlin.

Sean Osborne said...

The 1 instead of a 2 typo is what happens when one is composing an update at 0400 and one does not proof-read for several hours.

I would tentatively assign the current situation to a possible destabilization effort, perhaps even a coup d'etat attempt, by Russian ultranationalists that has been ongoing since Friday, 6 March 2015.

Great Grany 5 said...

You asked if anyone knew of any other scripture where Persia was mentioned as being destroyed. Due to the fact that I am having eye trouble tonight, I wanted to let you know that I have been digging in the scriptures and in the Concordance and most I have found so far is the passages in Jeremiah 49: 35, 38 and 39. But tomorrow is a new day and I will dig deeper.

Also, doing the same with Persia but most of what I have found is due to Elam.
I take it that what happens to that place is all God originated, conducted and carried out for HIS purposes.

Have a wonderful week and seems my head just naturally keeps looking Heaven ward no matter what the situation brewing.


Sean Osborne said...


What I have found is that there are only two words that can be searched for the noun, proper locative indicating what we know today as the Islamic Republic of Iran.

They are both Hebrew words, transliterated into English as
2.)Parac (pronounced Paras)

And it can proven beyond any question that Jeremiah's 'Eylam is one and the same with all other references which are written as Parac in the text of the Bible. Chief among these are 1 Chronicles 36:20-23 which confirms and is a direct reference the prophecy of Jeremiah 25:10-13.

Therefore, what is prophesied in Jeremiah 49:34-39 appears no where else in the word of God, and it is part of the prophetic fulfillment of the military reduction and then destruction of Iran that commences in these 'last days' immediately prior to the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:5 and concludes with the total fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39.

Anonymous said...

Bob from Texas


I think I may have confused myself. This seems to the way I view events unfolding

First, Jeremiah 49: 34-37 takes place either through natural events/disaster or a strike by nations + Israel threatened by Iran.

Later, Psalm 83 takes place

Still Later, Russia, a weakened Iran plus allies named in Ezekiel 38 make their move.

Your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Sean Osborne said...

Bob from Texas,

That is essentially the same prophetic process of fulfillment as I believe will occur in real-time in the near future.

Russia is currently moving its military forces into the position from which God says... "I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army..."

This is all part of a grand 'last days' process, a series of real-world events leading towards the 70th Week.