THE THREE (3) PERSPECTIVES on Israeli Security
After many days you [ "Magog," i.e., Russia & an Islamic coalition of nations ] will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. (Ezekiel 38:8-9)
THE RUSSIAN VIEW OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY
Extremely noteworthy is the fact that Eze.38:10-11 GIVES THE RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE on Israel’s security. This is KEY! The passage very clearly says “thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan, and you will say, 'I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls, and having no bars or gates,”
1. ISRAEL’S PERSPECTIVE(as articulated by Russia)—What are these “thoughts” in Russia’s “mind”? Russia sees Israel in a Self-Reliant Security, a nation “at rest, that live securely.” (38:11) Since these are
“thoughts” in Russia’s “mind,”that Israel is “at rest, [and] live securely,” then this is not a reference to Israel under God-Based Security because atheistic Russia doesn’t believe in God-Based Security! Rather,
this is how Russia sees Israel’s own perspective of its own security. If Russia really “thought in its mind” that Israel was truly secure, the Russians would not attack them.
2. RUSSIA’S PERSPECTIVE But in Russia’s “THOUGHTS” they believe Israel is effectively unfortified (“UNWALLED”) against the Russian-Iranian-Islamic forces. In Russia’s “MIND” they perceive Israel’s defense system as defenseless (“NO BARS, NO GATES”) against Russia’s military machine. In Russia’s “PLAN” they are certain that Israel’s Iron-Dome Missile Defense “Wall” is actually breachable (WITHOUT WALLS). Russia is treating Israel as though they were “UNWALLED.”
The proof that this is Russia’s perspective is that the “thoughts in [Russia’s] mind” lead to a “plan,” which then leads to action— the Russian-Islamic Invasion of Israel. Russia does not believe that Israel is secure. They would not mount an attack if they believed Israel was—in fact—Self-Secure. But they DO mount an attack, which proves that an “unwalled” Israel is Russia’s ACTUAL Perspective. Still, in Ezekiel 38-39, Russia is blind to the reality of the situation—they are blind to God-Based Security.
GOD'S VIEW OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY
3. GOD’S PERSPECTIVE (The only one that counts) Ezekiel 38& 39 is grounded on God-Based Security. Not Millennial-Age Security (except for 39:26) but Current-Age God-Based Security. And Israel has been blessed with God-Based Security from Defeat since 1948. This God-Based (as opposed to Human-Based) Security is referred to in Eze.38:8 & 14.