He will conquer three countries, three kings. Some have pointed the Antichrist will subdue China, Russia, and the United States: this may or may not be true, but I don't see these countries as part of the picture, nor the ones that need to be subdued, they already have their build in self-determination to destroy themselves, among themselves.
I think we need to look east, a little more south than north. During this period many changes are going to take place. These countries are now being pulled up and out by their roots. Twenty years ago, this was not true, today it is, these three countries the prophet mentions, no longer are bound by Russia, or hogtied: Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria. So in a way Russia has already been defeated in this arena, and communism is no longer worthwhile for Gog, the Antichrists: why, because Gog is like God, he will not allow anyone to control him, he only uses people. Gog believes in God, although he will try to take his place here on earth.
One of the truths we are looking at is, these three countries the prophet mentions needs to be free of Russia, or Russia defeated, in a way the United States accomplished this without a war, and so it is now history, I think, the question comes, will Russia continue to allow this to continue? Perhaps because of the division of Old Russia to half its population now, has built resentment up in Russia, and we may end up in a tug away in Europe, and this may spark the new birth of taking Iran as its blood brother, and if so, this will start the quest of Iran, to eliminate Israel, and now with Russia backing it up, it will feel it can.
The Antichrist will appear as a savior of the world during these times, and not a Russian savior, so don't look for him in Russia anymore, I think he is turning to Western Europe.
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