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Notice that there is a second individual discussed in Ezekiel 38:1-2. This is an Ezekiel-type that God calls “son of man.” God tells this individual to proclaim the message of Ezekiel 38 in the end time.
So there are actually two specific individuals discussed here: the prince of Rosh and the man commanded to proclaim the message about him. Can you believe that God would get that specific in the Bible? And He tells us we are to live by every word of God (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4).
Ezekiel 33:33 says that at a certain future time, people will finally “know that a prophet hath been among them.” They will know it after these events come to pass. At that point it will be too late for them to be protected physically, but they can be protected spiritually.
Verse 7 of that same chapter speaks of a “watchman.” This same individual who is called a prophet in verse 33 is called a watchman here. He is also the same individual God commands in Ezekiel 38:2 to watch what is happening in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and elsewhere, and to warn people about it. In Ezekiel 33:7, God says, “I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” This is not the word of man—it comes right from God’s mouth! That is really significant.
The Bible comes alive when we can understand specific prophecies like this.
On November 13, 2013, we recorded an episode of the Key of David television program that was broadcast on November 24. In that program, presenter Gerald Flurry expressed, for the first time, his belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin was almost certainly going to be the “prince of Rosh” that biblical prophecy says will rise up in this end time, revive Russian power, and “trouble” Europe (Daniel 11:44).
In the days after that episode was recorded, earth-rattling events took place in Russia and Eastern Europe. Is it just coincidence that Putin yanked Ukraine away from the EU right after Mr. Flurry delivered that program and just around the time that it aired? Maybe it was. But if you are proclaiming God’s prophecies, then God is going to work with that message and bring events into sync to support His messenger.
After all, it is God who tells this “son of man” to warn the world of what is happening in Russia and what is coming upon the world. If a man is proclaiming God’s prophecies, you can be sure God is going to help him in many ways. Much of what happened was orchestrated according to God’s perfect timing.
To those watching these events, the identity of the second individual in Ezekiel 38:1-2 is hard to deny. God’s loyal servants surely will know who these two individuals in that passage are. And that will tell them where God’s Work is, where God’s message is, where God’s fulfilled prophecy is, and where God’s revelation is!