If we are wondering where or what country shall give power to the Antichrist, we will do well to look to the land of Turkey and the countries surrounding it. Genesis ten told us from the beginning who the family of the Antichrist is, and from what region he will rise to power.
Genies ten list the names and clans and the region they occupy and when you read Ezekiel 38 these names are once again found to be the hostile nations that has now become one country under one leader.
The Children of Japheth:
This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.
The Seven Heads: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras. These are the founding fathers in their own countries creating the land and empire of the Antichrist. Their children will in the future elect a leader to rule over them, a leader that will carry out their polices against Israel. But God will advance against them and destroy their armies.
The Ezekiel Prophecy:
As we now turn our attention to the Ezekiel’s Prophecy, we once again find these names with God saying he is against them.
“The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. (Ezekiel 38)
God is against Gog who is from the land of Magog, and Gog we know is the leader of Meshek and Tubal we know are allies with Gog. These names were mentioned as the sons of Japheth. But look, God also made mention of Gomer, and Togarmah who is from the far north. Two more names found on the pages of Genesis 10.
And they are not alone, Persia today Iran will join them, Put is Libya, Cush is Sudan allies of Gog, and many more. “I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.” (Ezekiel 38)
Now let’s look at what Isaiah has to say concerning the direction the Antichrist will invade Israel from. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
And what we have here is an invading army coming out of the north from the direction of Turkey that he may take hold of the region. And today, Turkey is making that move…
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
However, reading this passage, we must understand John is not speaking of thee Satan, but the Antichrist of the time who was persecuting the Church of God. Therefore, he earned the title of Satan, and pointing to the city of Pergamos, John gave us the location and seat of the Antichrist. Pergamos or Pergamum is in Turkey.
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