My all-time favorite President of the United States of America, Ronald Wilson Reagan, now with the Lord forevermore, had this to say about Ezekiel 38/39 in 1971 when he was the Governor of California:
**Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern Culture (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1992), p162.Ezekiel tells us that Gog, the nation that will lead all of the other powers of darkness against Israel, will come out of the north. Biblical scholars have been saying for generations that Gog must be Russia. What other powerful nation is to the north of Israel? None. But it didn't seem to make sense before the Russian revolution, when Russia was a Christian country. Now it does, now that Russia has become Communistic and atheistic, now that Russia has set itself against God. Now it fits the description of Gog perfectly.**
Now we can know and have deeper insight into why Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union as he did.