That was the sound of the shofar and at the journey or movement of the Ark, Moses would exclaim: “: “Arise, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You!’’
Shalom – shalom; peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. (February 24, 2019)
I am still in the process of putting these teachings on a website called Ancient Scrolls online.com.
Last week we left off at Joel 3:12, and we are going to continue just looking at the verse and bring in some history on Gog and Magog, which represent all the nations coming against God and against Israel.
I will recite the Sh’ma:
Shema, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. The first commandment is to love the Lord Your God with all Your heart, with all Your soul and with all Your strength.
I thank You for being God. You are the King of the universe, King over the heaven and earth. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24
I ask that You would cleanse me from all unrighteousness so that our prayers will not be hindered. We desire our prayers to ascend and be effective against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places.
I pray against every witchcraft spirit, every hex, vex, curse, incantation, spell, Wicca, black magic, white magic, potion, stirring caldron. We pray against every design and strategy of Satan and his cohorts; every hateful and hindering spirit that works against the knowledge and power of God.
We are expecting Your kingdom come and Your will, Creator God, to be done in the earth; that Your righteousness and justice will prevail over the darkness in this nation.
We pray for only the remnant now, as some of states in this republic have aligned themselves, their having made contracts or covenants with the demon idol Molech in the execution of the unborn, infanticide, and euthanasia. Life is in the blood and the blood of the innocents cry out for justice, for vindication of the barbaric cruelty done against them. Justice is coming because the nation will not repent.
We pray for a release of Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding that comes through the Holy Spirit of God. We pray that Your Word will prosper today to all who are able to receive Your word.
I pray for the youths in this nation. The prophet Joel proclaimed the will of God for our sons and daughters to prophesy. They will deliver mighty utterances from the Word and from the Holy Spirit. We are in the end days and the Messiah is returning.
We praise You, Father, You are Sovereign over the earth, and we pray these things in Yeshua’s name, Amen.
Let’s start with Joel 3:12
Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshophat; for there I will sit to judge all (Gog and Magog) the surrounding nations.
A few nations were mentioned specifically: Tyre, Sidon (Lebanon) and Egypt and Edom are mentioned in verse 19. Edom, in Hebrew thought, would be Rome and Greece. Other passages would suggest Russia, Turkey and Ishmael (Arabs) also.
Some would ask if America will be involved in this Gog and Magog war. The answer is no. America will be destroyed by the nations before that time. Many wicked people, some in our most esteemed government offices and agencies, will be destroyed because they knew to repent and would not. God will not be mocked and just because it may look like He delays judgment, however, when destruction comes, it comes suddenly. I speak from my own experience on this, and the word is true.
Let’s go over some history of Magog from the table of the nations in Genesis 10.
Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth (yea-fet). And sons were born to them after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth(ye-fet) were Gomer, Magog (mag-ogue), Madai (ma-die), Javan (ya-van), Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
Japheth, the son of Noah, had 8 sons and we will start with Gomer.
Verse 3, Gomer had had three sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath (ree-fat) and Togarmah.
Gomer and his son, Ashkenaz, would be associated with Germany today. Gomer, by some historians, the reason I say some historians is because historians do not always agree with each other on the migration patterns of the descendants of Noah; and not even Jewish contributors to the Talmud, Targums and other works agree with each other.
I have noticed that Jews call Germany Ashkenaz today. The Ashkenazi Jews, also known as the German Jews, were murdered during Hitler’s reign.
Josephus, a Jewish historian, relates to us that Gomer was the progenitor of the Galatians in what is now Turkey.
In the Artscroll commentary on Genesis, they have Gomer as Germania which was a Roman province that consisted of several Germanic tribes. They were located by some accounts to the eastern portion of today’s Turkey. These tribes were also called barbarians. Different authors of history associate them with the Goths. You may be familiar with Visigoth and Ostrogoth.
The next son of Japheth in Genesis 10 is Magog. In the Artscroll commentary is identifies Magog with the Mongols. It also noted that Arab writers refer to the Great Wall of China as ‘the wall of Al Magog.’ (Bereishis Genesis: A New Translation With a Commentary Anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic, and Rabbinic Sources, page 311). It seems the Chinese built the wall to protect them from Magog.
There are writers who associate Magog, Mesheck and Tubal with Turkey and others would say Russia. Ezekiel 38:6, places Togarmah to the far north. Others would say they all existed in Turkey. Whatever the locations, these nations will come against Israel at the end of days.
Japheth’s third son, Madai, is the progenitor of the Medes, and the Medes are today’s Kurds. The Kurds endure oppressive measures by the Turkey government. Their territory, Kurdistan, is found in Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
Japheth’s fourth son, Javan, is the ancestor of the Greek peoples, and his seventh son, Tiras, the Persians, and some say Thrace.
The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, (Germany) Riphath (a corruption of this word translates into Europe) and Togarmah (Turkey again as well as Armenia).
Verse 4. The sons of Javan: Elishah, (Sicily) Tarshish, (England or perhaps Spain) Kittim (Cyprus) Rodanim. (Rhodes).
Verse 5. From these the coastland (maritime) peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
Verse 6. The sons of Ham: Cush, (Black Africa) Mizraim (Egypt) Put (Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, North Africa) Canaan (Phoenicia, now Lebanon, and the nations Israel defeated in the Promised Land)
Verse 7. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah Sabtechah. (These may represent those in Ethiopia and Africa) The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. (The people of the southern Arabian Peninsula. Abraham also had 2 grandsons by these names through a son born to his 2nd wife Ketura. Sheba in known in secular history as Saba home of the Sabeans and Dedan was the ancient capital of what’s now Saudi Arabia).
I am not going to consume all the radio program with the possible migrations and locations of these descendants, but I was just giving some of these as examples.
The total number of children and grandchildren for Ham listed is 30; for Japheth is 14; and for Shem is 26. This would be a total of 70 nations.
These 70 nations will be the land of Magog and Magog will have a Gog or Prince over it. We will read Ezekiel 39:1-9 and it will name a few of the other nations that will be allied with Gog.
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, [a]the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, [b]Ethiopia, and [c]Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
7 “Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. 8 After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. 9 You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
Significant enough, a Paris conference was held on January 15, 2017 (it was a Sunday) in which representatives from 70 nations met to sign an anti-Israel agreement, brought together many factors, all pointing at a final showdown that pits the 70 sons of Jacob against the 70 nations under Gog in a pre-Messianic war.
The oligarch, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was there supporting the unification of Magog for President Obama against Israel. The meeting in Paris came after the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, declaring it illegal for Jews to live in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and Hebron. The resolution also grants a religious monopoly on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall to Islam. (https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/82127/paris-peace-conference-pits-70-nations-gog-70-sons-jacob/)
The United Nations, the 70 nations are purposing to divide and conquer Israel. They are planning to implement the Final Solution. It was the Nazi code name for the plan to solve the Jewish question by murdering all the European Jews, mass extermination. The nations have no problem with dehumanizing the unborn, and executing them in or out of the womb, so what is a Jew to the nations? The world is living in a time of barbarity and most nations would say they are civilized, but we are not.
I was doing some research and came across something I thought was interesting. The Jews, well, scholars, teachers here as well, use a method called Gematria. Letters are assigned numbers and are summed up, and it is used sometimes as a confirmation tool to interpreting specific texts.
During this program we had been discussing the 70 nations and it so happens that Gog and Magog written in Hebrew have the numerical value of 70. This confirms all the nations will come against Israel and God at the end of this age.
And I am at the end of this program.
Rico Cortes will sing the Aaronic blessing in Hebrew from Numbers 6:24-26.
If it is God’s will I will be here next program. Remember to walk by faith and not by sight. Do two things this week: love and forgive. Ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness every day. Keep your spiritual garments clean from wrinkles, spots and blemishes. Love God, love your neighbor.
The Jewish teachers, scholars, rabbis, practice gematria, and I have seen teachers here for Gog and Magog; gematria is a numerological system by which Hebrew letters correspond to numbers and became a tool for interpreting biblical texts.
Rabbi Chisdai Ibn Shaprut wrote to the king of Khazaria (a Caucasian kingdom in southern Russia which converted to Judaism in the eighth century after Christ) in which he addresses the king as ‘prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal.’ This salutation, drawn from our verse, indicates that the Gaonim had a tradition that these countries were indeed located in Russia.
This acclaimed commentary concludes this section with a fascinating comment:
In this light one may understand an oral tradition passed down from the Vilna Gaon (see Chevlei Mashaiach BiZemaneinu, p. 134), that when the Russian navy passes through the Bosporus it will be time to put on Sabbath clothes (in anticipation of the coming Mashiach.)
The Bosporus is the narrow strait in Turkey that links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea through the Dardanelles strait. The Jewish sages warned that the generation who witnessed the Russian preparation to invade Israel should prepare their hearts because the coming of the Messiah was at hand. The famous Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who lived at the time of Saint Paul, wrote a definitive history of the Jewish people called the Antiquities of the Jews. Josephus identified Magog as follows. “Magog founded those that from him were named Magogites, but who are by the Greeks called Scythians” (pp. 3031).
How beautiful are your dwellings, O Jacob, and your tents, O Israel!
Like wooded valleys giving shade and like orchards by rivers and like tents the LORD pitched, like cedar trees beside waters. A person will come forth from his offspring and he shall rule over many nations, and reign of him shall be exalted beyond Gog, and his reign shall be increased.