Russia & Turkey begin the negotiation process for a military deal involving Su-35 and Su-57 jets from Russia; Russian official also hinted at a deal involving electronic warfare.

After a recent meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin & Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Moscow and Ankara are now opening up negotiations for Turkey to receive Russia’s Su-35 and Su-57 jets. The Su-35 is Russia’s proprietary warplane while the Su-57 is their most advanced and versatile.

Additionally, to be involved in this military deal is the possibility of components for electronic warfare. Negotiations are said to be far from final at this point according to the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev, who said, “We’ll continue discussing the topics on our agenda. We will move forward with the possible deliveries of the Su-35 or Su-57s (jets), as great interest had been shown, but it’s too early to talk about contract negotiations. If there is still no request from Turkey, consultations should be held,”. While they may not be finalizing negotiations as of yet, both leaders were of the same mind regarding Turkey receiving these jets.

Gomer, Magog, and the house of Togarmah

While the prophet Ezekiel referred to each of these nations by their ancient names, world history shows us exactly who he was speaking to. As Persia is Iran, so Gomer is Turkey, Togarmah is eastern Turkey, and Magog is none other than modern-day Russia. We are able to track down these historic facts by looking into where each tribe had settled during the lifetime of Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 38:15, the prophet said that Gog would come out of the “far north” respective to where Ezekiel was from, Israel. Russia would be that location in the far north or uttermost parts.

In the last 5 years, there has been a convergence of these nations like we’ve never seen before. Israel is back in their land while Iran, Russia, and Turkey are constantly collaborating. All three are now inside of Syria. In short, this military deal that is in the works is only another stepping stone to what the LORD spoke through Ezekiel 2500 years ago. It’s our responsibility to examine what God has said in his Word and discern the times. None of this is coincidental.

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you. “Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
Ezekiel 38:1-9