The war of Ezekiel 38-39 ends with a major battle--Armaggedon--in "the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea" (The Valley of the Sun in Arizona? After much of California and a part of Arizona has fallen into the sea?)--is different than the battle of Gog and Magog in Revelation 20. The first one takes place immediately before this fast approaching millenium (age of Aquarius) arrives, and the 2nd one takes place at the end of said millenium. It appears that the main reason for this differentiation is that there will be a massive pile of dead bodies at the end of the war of Ezekiel 38-39: these dead bodies will not be resurrected until the end of the "thousand years."
"12And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD. 14And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 15And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog." (Ezekiel 39)
Now moving on to scattered or farflung Israel. The Romans were Israelites, as I've discussed in a previous post (about the ancient Greeks/Danites). In short, the Romans were descended from a group of Trojan survivors who fled the destruction of Troy circa 1184 BC. The Trojans were of the tribe of Judah. These Trojans settled along the Tiber River, intermingling with the local Latin people. From this mixture the city of Rome developed.
In his letter to the Romans Paul quoted from two Old Testament books: Hosea and Isaiah. Hosea is about how God would divorce the Northern Kingdom of Israel but that he would remarry them again. Here is Paul quoting (from chapter 9 of Romans): "25As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
26And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. 27Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."
Why would Paul be quoting from Hosea and Isaiah? Because Paul himself was the (beginning of the) fulfillment of what Hosea prophesied about God making scattered Israel his wife again. After all Paul was commissioned to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (scattered Israel). And the Romans were part of scattered Israel. Also, the 70th week of Daniel 9:27 speaks of Paul, as I've said previously: that week of years ends with Saul's conversion on the road to Damascus, which would be the beginning of his (Paul's) mission to the Gentiles/scattered Israel.
As for the Romans they were of the Tribe of Judah, as I've just said. A significant portion of the Germanic peoples to the north were of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel (Jacob) blessed the two sons of Joseph--Ephraim and Manaseh--in Genesis 48. It was fitting then that the Roman Empire would weaken from within and be finished off by these Germans; whereas the Angles and the Saxons would start to ascend to world supremacy. In time becoming the Anlo-Saxons, this people would become England (Ephraim) and the USA (Manasseh). They are in rapid decline now, surely a sign that we are in the last generation that will see (is seeing) the apocalypse.
I'm a "stranger" (an Oriental born in Thailand) who has joined himself to Manasseh. If you're a person of English (Anglo-Saxon) descent reading this post, then I have a question for you: what in God's name is the matter with you?!! Alright, I'll take a couple of deep breaths to regain my composure...I know that it was prophesied that in the last days that the descendants of Esau would have the upper hand; and the descendants of Jacob would be dominated and manipulated by the former into bringing about Satan's Antichrist kingdom.
The only one who can save us now is Jesus Christ. Not long after the "man of sin" makes his appearnace, Jesus will return to the earth to throw down all the thrones and establish his own throne here--as it should be. As Daniel 7:9 says: "I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool..."