Q. If Meshech and Tubal refers to regions of Turkey, and Turkey is a NATO member, and Bush is in a sense the Chief Prince of NATO, then the rabbi’s declaration makes some sense. If Turkey changes its alliances sometime in the future, then the Chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal would then be someone else. Also if in the future, the U.S. is reduced in influence in NATO and Turkey remains in the alliance then the role of Chief Prince would belong to someone else.
The question is where is Gog right now? Is he active on the earth? After he is vanquished, where does he go for the thousand or so years before he reappears? Is it the abyss? Is that where he is now? He is obviously a different personage and spirit than the false prophet and AC since they are in the Lake of Fire during the millennium.
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A. I think you’ve described the situation pretty clearly. The key to my view that Gog is a supernatural leader lies in the fact that with one exception everyone else named in the Moslem coalition of Ezekiel 38 is also identified in Genesis 10 as the head of a people who became linked to a geographical location. The exception is Persia, whose identity is obvious.
The word Gog literally means mountain but its origin is uncertain. (The Hebrew word for mountain is har.) In Ezekiel 38 Gog is mentioned with Magog, Meshech and Tubal, who were brothers, three of the seven sons of Japeth. But Gog is not named with them in Genesis 10 and in fact isn’t mentioned anywhere in any genealogy. And Magog is always considered the head of his people, not Gog. To me this means that while he’s the one running the coalition, Gog isn’t one of them.
If my premise is correct and Gog is a supernatural leader of Satan’s military forces, then he’s doing the same things that human military leaders do. They’re busy in their headquarters overseeing present campaigns and planning future ones. After Gog’s forces are vanquished in the Battle of Ezekiel 38, I imagine he’ll turn his attention to the next great battle.