I could not believe my ears. An aid for ‘Triple A’, (Arwillus Armittus Armillus) was demonizing NOT Russia but the former Soviet Union??? And mentioned a “nation,” Czechoslavakia, which hasn’t existed since I left the newspaper business in 1993??
It appears that AAA’s foreign policy formulators are throw-backs to the era of George H.W. Bush … but with a biblical twist or I should say by twisting the words of the Bible.
Heresy traced to late Houston minister
This false teaching is traced to a Houston minister who recently died, so for respect of the dead, I will not name his name. But due to his longevity and his disciples who have parroted this heresy, it has infected the beliefs of at least three generations.
When I first heard this teaching identifying “Gog” as Russia back in 1982, I knew nothing about biblical exegesis and for that matter, as a secular daily newspaper editor had never even opened the Bible. But by 1986, things were different. When I heard a woman evangelist preach the same heresy and approached her afterward with the Truth and the exegesis to prove it, I was summarily dismissed and ignored.
Meschek and Tubal located in Turkey not Russia
The belief that Russia is Gog is based on the false association of the Hebrew “Rosh” (which simply means “head or chief”) with “Russia”, and “Meschek “and “Tubal” falsely as the modern cities of “Moscow” and “Tubalski.” This does not consider the Wadi Tubal which runs from northern Jordan into southern Iraq or the fact that Meschek was the biblical description for a region of Turkey. It also does not consider that the invasionary force of Gog comes from “Togormah of the north parts.”
Togormah is an ancient word describing the Tigris (note the same Hebrew consonants) River Valley. The Tigris borders Iraq and Turkey. While the Caucasus, (the mountainous region between the oil-rich Caspian and Black seas), borders Turkey and was once part of the former Soviet Union, the nations that join with Gog include Gomer (another region in Turkey and the region to which the Northern Tribes of Israel were exiled as per the prophecy in Hosea Chapter One), Persia (Iran), Cush and Put. Cush is identified as the region of Sudan that borders the Red Sea. Put is part of Libya, indicating a “three-prong attack” by the armies of Gog against the land of Israel, by land, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
BUT IN NONE OF THIS BIBLICAL LANGUAGE IS RUSSIA MENTIONED, REFERRED TO OR ALLUDED TO.
Triple A would bring nation out of recession with another war
However, gullible Christians and the vast majority of “messianics” have bought into this heresy and associate Russia with Gog, giving “Triple A” the fodder to suggest a conspiracy between President Obama and Russia “after the election.”
But if AAA makes it to the White House, it is clear that the stage is being set to pick a war with Russia as Arwillus Armittus Armillus perverted strategy to further enrichen the military-industrial complex at the cost of MORE dead sons and daughters.
Satan cometh not but to “steal” (from the poor, never the rich) “kill” and “destroy.”
Maggid ben Yoseif