Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Global SITREP C4-16: Will the Russian Federation (Magog) Fall to Islam?

Eid-al-Adha Sunrise over Moscow's Central Mosque

Update 3 August 2016: This and other SITREPs on Eschatology Today have achieved an audience which surpasses all other countries, including the U.S. and Canada. Now that I've given you the greatest hint by posting this update to this particular SITREP, yes, folks in the Russian Federation using Internet Explorer browsers are by far the number one viewers of Eschatology Today, exceeding American Christians by nearly 1,200 for the month of July. 

I really don't care much for statistics, but this one jumped off the page as I was looking to see what subjects folks have the greatest interest in. Obviously, the folks in the Russian Federation are extremely interested in reading about eschatological issues. In Jesus name, my prayer is for as many as will do so turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and become one of the bride of Christ before He comes for us in the Harpazo. Amen.

You see just as the Russian Federation has an imminent problem with the Ezekiel 38/39 prophecy, so does the United States and all other western countries have an imminent problem with the rise of the Antichrist. From the eschatological 'last days' perspective, both countries, and all countries on this third rock from the sun for that matter, have an appointment with the wrath of God. Whether prior to the 70th Week or during it is of no consequence, wrathful judgment is coming upon this world, and Yeshua Mashiach is the only avenue of escape from it.

4 July 2016: The subject of Russia falling to Islamism is not new to the long-term readers of eschatology Today. However, some memories are short and new readers might not yet have gone deep enough into the archives to locate the now 6-year old post entitled 'Gog is Alive and Well and Living in Russia.' To recap, the question was how an ostensibly Eastern Orthodox Russian Federation would lead an alliance of non-Arab Muslim nations (Iran, Libya and Sudan/Horn of Africa) against the State of Israel in the 'last days' according to the Ezekiel 38/39 prophecy. And in support of the contention that Russia would fall to jihadist Islam the estimation of a near-future Muslim-majority Russian Army was cited, as was the fact the demographically there are more Muslims living in Russia than any other country in Europe. Therefore projecting a Muslim-majority military force joined by Iran, Libya and Sudan/Horn of Africa armies in the Ezekiel invasion remains an eminently feasible projection.

Muslims of the Russian Federation
Also cited was the possibility that Vladimir Putin might not be the future "Gog" of a Muslim-led Russia, but the Grand Mufti of Russia, Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin (born 1959 Rawil Ismagliovich Gaynutdinov) of Tatarstan. Last year Ravil, as the leader of the Council of Muftis of Russia, was awarded the highest Order of the State of Palestine, the "Star of Jerusalem." The last round of warfare between Israel and the terrorist HAMAS in Gaza was heralded by the Russian Mufti as an Israeli attack on mostly innocent civilians - women, children and old men; that Israel is at war not with terrorists, but with the people of Palestine and that the war policy of Israel more closely resembles a war of extermination. His bonafide as a potential 'Gog' are hereby thoroughly established.

Now in the present time were learn that Russian Muslim jihadists are at the forefront of international jihadist attacks. The Tsarnaev brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon and terrorized the city were Russian jihadists from Chechnya. Battle-hardened Russian and former-Soviet Muslim jihadists led the attack on Turkey's Ataturk Istanbul airport last week, as they have done elsewhere over the past ten years in attacks all over the globe. Who is not aware of the role Chechen and other former-Soviet jihadists have played in Al Qaeda or the Islamic State Caliphate? These Muslim jihadists go into battle screaming 'allah hu-akhbar' but their language of communication with each other in the thick of battle is Russian.

In Russia itself these jihadists are no longer confined to their ancestral homelands found in the Caucasus, Crimea and Tatarstan, but a minimum of an estimated 8 million are now firmly established in Russia's European heartland. They have been joined in this mass migration by at least 6.5 million more coming from the former Soviet states of Central Asia. They are being trained for jihad by between 5000 and 7000 Russian-speaking jihadists returned from Syria. 

I do reaffirm in mid-2016 the exegesis that we can see the nations so positively identified by Ezekiel as the principal antagonists: Magog, Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk) coming to the forefront as the Islamic State Caliphate establishes a more firm hold through the establishment of terror cells in these Russian heartlands. Their declared intent is seen in graffiti on the walls of battle-damaged buildings throughout Syria: "We will pray in your palace Putin! Rise up Chechen's and Tatars!"

Will Russia fall to Islam?  It sure looks that way.


Nora said...


“Will Russia fall to Islam? It sure looks that way.”

What is the possible time-frame (or time-interval) for that event to become reality? In case we assume that the latest possible date for the Second Coming is 2028 and for the Rapture is 2021 (I hope) , then not much time left, only a few years. On a side note, I could be wrong but I think so that while Mr. Putin is in power, I could hardly imagine an Islamic overthrow. Presidential elections will be held in Russia in 2018 (if I remember that correctly), I don’t know what Mr. Putin is planning concerning running for another term, what matters is that the Lord can take people out of power just as He puts them in it, regardless of their plans, so I guess we’ll see (although I wish for the Rapture to happen sooner than that).

hartdawg said...

Will Russia fall to islam? Perhaps, I still believe God is allowing islam to be build up for a fall. Just like God raised Pharoah up to display his glory, in the same way God is raising islam up to show his power over the false gods of this world. The days of islam are numbered

Sean Osborne said...


The original post was based upon secular data from circa 2010 and offered a projection for circa 2025-2030.

Now that we're in mid-2016 the time envelope has reduced to about a decade or so, but it was from the get-go just a guestimate.

What we can see clearly is that jihadist Islam has been attacking virtually every major country on earth, and the Russian Federation is no exception, particularly in light of its undeclared war against Sunni jihadists as the ally of Shi'a jihadists.

Based upon these and other factors, I expect the unexpected to occur very soon in Russia.

Sean Osborne said...


Precisely. The past is prologue.

Nora said...


“Based upon these and other factors, I expect the unexpected to occur very soon in Russia.”

I hope Pastor Farag is right about thinking that we’re in an unstoppable momentum concerning how fast prophetic events are happening!

“I still believe God is allowing islam to be build up for a fall. Just like God raised Pharoah up to display his glory, in the same way God is raising islam up to show his power over the false gods of this world. The days of islam are numbered…”

This concept gives me so much hope because it’s awful to witness the murderous rampages of those people at the Middle-East, in Europe and in America!

Do you think that the current Islamic problem in the West, especially in Europe and the Middle-East will be solved (wiped out) by the Ezekiel 38-39 battle’s victory? I was wondering a lot HOW Islam will be stopped in the Western world, in the revived Roman Empire, so the mixed end-times religion could take the place for example. Because right now they’re thinking that with their invasion and terrorism they’re conquering the West and seemingly (or sadly not just seemingly) there’s almost zero resistance on the West’s part!!!

Sean Osborne said...

Man will not stop Islam, God will.

Also, I do not want to give anyone the impression that Russia must fall to Islam for Ezekiel 38/39 to come to fulfillment.

The fact that secular Russia has engaged with Shi'a Iran and Syria in prosecuting war in Syria proves that a fall to Islam is not a requirement.

What I believe is that Islam, or what remains of it, will be merged with other religions to become the false "Abrahamic" religion of the 70th Week. The Global Oligarchy have been pushing the "Abrahamic" faith for a very long time now.

Lance M said...

Hey Sean,

This is off topic, but I have a Daniel 9:25 question. Why do you think the scripture says " 7 sets of 7 plus 62 sets of 7 will pass...", why not just say 69 sets of 7? Is there a detail there that I'm missing?


Sean Osborne said...


It's because there was a 49 year prophetic fulfillment and a 434 year prophetic fulfillment to occur within the 483 year portion of the seventy sevens prophecy Gabriel revealed: Israel's release & restoration of the Temple, and Messiah's being cut off.

Sean Osborne said...


It's because there was a 49 year prophetic fulfillment and a 434 year prophetic fulfillment to occur within the 483 year portion of the seventy sevens prophecy Gabriel revealed: Israel's release & restoration of the Temple, and Messiah's being cut off.

Brian GC said...

Regards an Islamic Gog:

Why would Almighty God need to put hooks into the jaw of a Muslim Gog? What incentive does a Muslim need to invade and destroy Israel?

Sean Osborne said...


Gotta jump into the time machine and see the future as it will exist in a few years - it will be much different than it is right now.

The paradigm (i.e. circumstances) at the time of the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 are the real-world imperative, in addition to the thoughts placed in Gog's mind. Ezekiel 38/39 is the final prophetic event which establishes the world order that will exist during the 70th Week.

That paradigm will be much different than it is in 2016. Consider: the full-scope of the Psalm 83 conflict will have been resolved overwhelmingly in Israel's favor. geographically, militarily and politically. As a result Israel will believe they have entered into the Messianic era. Proof of this is found in what God says about the paradigm at that time in Ezekiel 38:8-13. Israel is at peace, living with great security, enormously wealthy fiscally and in goods and materials, fearing no nation on Earth. Israel is also at that time a nuclear-armed superpower in the heart of the MidEast. No fear of the Russian Federation, or of the Iranian mullahs who have long been an existential threat.

I like think of this future paradigm in terms of being not too far unlike the martial gamble Imperial Japan took in December 1941. The past as a type of prologue.

Does this help?

Sean Osborne said...

hartdawg and Miriam;

Luke 1:17 is an accounting what what the angel Gabriel prophesied to Zacharias, father of John the Baptist that his son would be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother Elizabeth's womb, and he would go forward in the spirit and power of Elijah and fulfill the prophesy of Malachi 4:6.

Clearly, the turning of the heart is what prepares the individual person to receive redemption in Christ, and then to receive the Holy Spirit.

John the Baptist said he was not Elijah due to his absolute humbleness. However, Jesus said he was Elijah in the Spirit, but that he was not recognized as such. Jesus also said that John the Baptist fulfilled what was prophesied in Malachi 4:5-6. (Matthew 11 and Matthew 17).

hartdawg said...

Hey sean, that was a much needed postscript to the original post. The wrath of God is coming soon and people need to be warned. Do you sense the urgency to warn people? Jesus is the only way to escape the coming wrath.

jmoll106 said...

Great update to the Sitrep Sean,
We the americans and the Christian russians are in the same boat. We have globalist running our country and Putin is a nationalist feeling the squeeze from the globalist. Trump being a nationalist will halt all this aggressions. These are interesting times. Hopefully the harpazo triggers these events forward.

Lance M said...

A BIG Amen to that Jmoll

Sean Osborne said...


Not really a sense of urgency, but more a sense of imminence and an expectation for the unexpected.

I'm watching all things very closely as directed.

DuncanMc said...

Hi Sean. Thanks for the information and your valuable perspective. I went to a strategic perspectives conference last October and heard Chuck Missler mention Ezekiel 39:6
"And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD".
He wondered aloud WHO "those who dwell carelessly in the Isles" speaks of. I can't think of another nation on earth that is as casual about the current world situation than Americans seem to be. It occurred to me that when God destroys these forces miraculously it may draw a nuclear retaliation on the US from Russia because they assume we are the source of all bad things. Your thoughts?

Sean Osborne said...


I'm not seeing Chuck Missler taking the Lord at His literal prophetic word of late; I see him all caught up in the completely unbiblical Imam al-Mahdi as Antichrist nonsense, and I see him doing it again in this instance regarding Ezekiel 39:6.

In keeping within the all important context of the Lord's prophetic word - which importantly includes the directly related verse of Ezekiel 38:22 as submitted previously in a SITREP - I'm of the view that the LORD's declarative "I will send a fire upon Magog and on those who live securely in the coastlands" is a direct reference to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Libya and Sudan, the three other military confederate invaders of Ezekiel 38/39.

These three all have coastlines, (respectively, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea).

I also include the obvious assessment that the Iranian Shi'a regime views themselves and their entire Gulf coastline as being extremely secure behind the Strait of Hormuz choke point.

And finally, there is the parallel and related prophecy regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran found in Jeremiah 49:34-39.

Iran will not survive as a country due what the LORD will bring against them in fulfillment of Ezekiel's and Jeremiah's prophecies.

That all put forward, i also believe Ezekiel 38/39 and the associated or parallel prophetic fulfillments constitute a limited global nuclear war which will be the driving force for the 'covenant among many" treaty the Western Antichrist will confirm for one week of years (the 70th Week).

These things are all part of of what I hold out as a 'big picture' interpretation of pre-70th Week prophetic fulfillment, the repercussions of which shall continue throughout the 70th Week itself as seen in Daniel 11:40-45 and the subsequent Har Megiddo military campaigns.

Sean Osborne said...

Comments which declare an Islamic Antichrist/False Prophet are not allowed on this blog because they constitute a false prophetic teaching.

Jesus made very clear to the Jews (John 5:43) that they would in the future accept one as Moshiach who will come IN HIS OWN NAME (i.e. NOT in the name of a false god such as Al-Lah).