|Belarus President and Union State Chairman Alexander Lukashenko|
22 February 2017: This eschatological item has been discussed here previously, but a new wrinkle has emerged which may well reflect something stated in Ezekiel's prophecy even more than in the past references. Ezekiel 38:4 and 39:2 both begin with the words I would paraphrase as "I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, bring you from the far north against the mountains of Israel." Clearly, Gog of Magog is busy with his army in the "far north" of his lands when this turning around with proverbial hooks in his jaws to strike southwards to Israel.
|The Union State: Belarus a tiny appendage west of the Russian Federation|
One other tidbit has come to our attention. Since November 2012 the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, and holder of the title General of the Army, has been Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu. Sergei Shoigu was born and raised in the Republic of Tuva, a southern Siberian land just east of Kazakhstan that most people outside of Russia have never heard of before. A land like all of those around it which were settled by the descendants of Noah's eldest son Japheth. The seven sons of Japheth (Genesis 10:2) were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. The Tuvian people trace directly to the equally ancient Scythian people, with artifacts dating to 6th and 7th century Before Christ in central Tuva. The Tuvan language is as ancient as the people themselves; they have suddenly popped right out of Genesis 10.