This is the prelude to the battle of Gog and Magog but not led by Russia
400 Russian military police are being stationed in southern Syria. Russia is setting up observation posts near Damascus and also near the Golan Heights of Syria. Moscow had informed Israel, the United States, and Jordan about the deployment. Israel has insisted on international policing of Syrian and Iranian military activity in southern Syria.
These Russian patrolmen are being stationed in southern Syria in order to help control aggression towards Israel from the Syrian Army and Pro-Assad Iranian troops and also from Iranian supported Hezbollah fighters.
A lot of people see Russia described in the Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel. However, the “chief prince” of Meshech and Tubal describes a Turkish ruler and not Russia.
Ezekiel 38:1-2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
I know that some people will jump to the conclusion that this is Russia beginning to lead the Islamic nations into Israel, but it is not. Make no mistake. Israel will be invaded. But Turkey will lead the invasion and not Russia. Turkish President Erdogan will play the role of the end time Magog; the primary governor among the provinces of Turkey.
I believe that the Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel will mimic the 734 BC Assyrian conquest of Syria and the following invasion into northern Israel. In other words Turkey will first besiege Damascus and then lead the Islamic nations into the Golan Heights of northern Israel. That’s why the Antichrist is likened to the Assyrian kings in Isaiah chapter 10 and elsewhere.
In 734 BC Israel asked Assyria for help fighting against Syria. Assyria then conquered Syria and promptly invaded northern Israel. It could be that this time Israel will ask Turkey to help fight against Syria. Russia is a Syrian ally. So it is unlikely that they would fight against the Syrian Army. Turkish President Erdogan on the other hand can’t wait to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus. Turkey will play the role of the end time Assyrian. Erdogan will lead the Islamic nations into Israel. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist!