Russia in Bible Prophecy!

Shocking new light from Ezekiel reveals an international alliance headed by Russia will invade Israel! This action will be used by Heaven to gather more people to Yahuwah.


Russia in Bible Prophecy

With the military action of Russia against Ukraine, more and more Christians are asking if this is a fulfillment of Ezekiel’s account of a massive war in the last days. The answer is no . . . not yet. Russia does appear in prophecy, though, and for a very specific reason.

The Purpose of Prophecy

Prophecy is never given for entertainment or simply to satisfy insatiable human curiosity. Rather, prophecy is a gift for the express purpose of strengthening faith when it is fulfilled. In Ezekiel, this is expressed as, “Then you will know that I am Yahuwah” (Ezekiel 37:6b) and “Then they will know that I am Yahuwah” (Ezekiel 38:23b). In fact, that phrase is used a total of 72 times in Ezekiel alone!

Russia also appears in Scripture, although not by that name. Following are three witnesses from Scripture establishing Russia as a subject of an important prophecy.

Today’s Russia, Yesterday’s Magog

The main reason believers have not recognized Ezekiel’s prophecies about Russia are due to names being changed. Ezekiel 38 opens with the words, “The word of Yahuwah 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” (Ezekiel 38:1-2). The name “Magog” first appears in the table of nations listed in Genesis 10. Magog was the second son of Japheth. He and his descendants spread northward. They were nomadic tribes roving the steppes of present-day Russia. From Ukraine in the west to Mongolia in the east, these sons and daughters of Japheth were warriors and brilliant horsemen.

Flavius Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian, wrote in his Antiquities, 1.123: “Magog founded the Magogians, thus named after him, but who were by the Greeks called Scythians.” This is a fascinating revelation because the Greeks wrote quite extensively about the warlike Scythians who came thundering from the north to invade southern lands. The Chinese and the Assyrians also wrote about these descendants of Japheth who made their home in lands to the north.

Magog Comes from the Extreme North


Ezekiel 38 speaks of the extreme north in connection with Magog. Also, among the nations that are said to ally themselves with Magog, several are mentioned as being from the north, too.

Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.

Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army (Ezekiel 38:6 & 15).

When the ancient writings talking about the Scythians/children of Magog are compared to a map, it is clear that only one region of the world encompasses the area described and that is Russia. Anciently, the area above the Mediterranean Sea was described as “dark and gloomy.” You have to travel far, far north to come to “dark and gloomy” lands. Certainly, Italy (which was known in ancient times) could never be described as “dark and gloomy,” so it would have to be further north still. Only one nation on earth today dominates the north, the “dark and gloomy” lands, and that is Russia.

Magog’s Allies

According to Ezekiel 38, Magog/Russia allies itself with countries that are known to this day!

All of these recognizable nations will, according to Ezekiel 38, join forces with Magog/Russia to invade Israel. This has never happened, indicating that this is a prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled.

Russia and Allies Against Israel

Defining the various countries listed in Ezekiel 38 reveals a very clear picture. In the days ahead, Russia will head an international alliance.

The word of Yahuwah 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 Yahuwah says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. 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 38:1-6)

Today, knowing which countries are being discussed, it is interesting to observe that all but one is Muslim; all but one is allied with Russia, and all but one of them is politically opposed to Israel!

Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: “This is what the Sovereign Yahuwah says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. (Ezekiel 38:14-16)

Ultimately, of course, their invasion will fail. However, it will result in a revival and final gathering of souls. That is the only reason why Yahuwah ever allows bad things to happen: to draw more souls into a saving relationship with Him. “And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am Yahuwah” (Ezekiel 38:23).