Ezekiel

Ezekiel 38-39

So yesterday I posted a background on it.  Most of what I wrote I will repeat here.

Gog is a king, chief, or leader of a nation (often seen as a god)- That’s RIGHT, they will act as ONE nation.  Scary.

  • Meshek and Tubal- Asia Minor area (parts of Iran, Turkey, and parts of Russia or Soviet Union)
  • Persia- parts if Iran and Iraq
  • Cush-Sudan and norther Ethiopia
  • Put-Libya
  • Gomer- parts of Russia
  • Sheba and Dedan- Saudi Arabia
  • Tarshish-parts of Spain

So as you read this substitute the names in.

38 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of[a] Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[b] Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.

As you read today you will see there will be a “plan” when the nations will gather to descend on Israel for a battle.  The setting will be The Battle of Armageddon and at Mount of Olives (the very place God will let us peek at His Holiness at the transfiguration and the final place of prayer before He is crucified).  We know this because God tells us in Zechariah:

14 “Look! A day is coming for the Lord, when your plunder will be divided among you. I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem, to lay siege against it. The city will be captured, the houses will be ransacked, the women raped, and half of the city will go into exile, but the remaining people will not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go out to battle against those nations, waging war as in a day of battle. His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. Then the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming[a] a very large valley, with half of the mountain moving toward the north and half toward the south.

Bethphage - Mount of Olives - Jerusalem - Israel and You

As we speak, we are one day closer to End Times 😉.  It way not be in the news but nations are working together to fulfill this prophecy.  For example, Russia is arming Iran as we speak. Alliances with Egypt are occurring…. Our job is to trust that in the End it will be the Lord’s victory for His Glory.

Chapter 39 says:“‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of.

This is a message of Hope.  The audience is the captives in exile.  Chapter 39 continues with reassurance that the Lord will regather His people.  There will be a regathering in 70 years for the captives as they take Jerusalem back.  However, God is still regathering Jerusalem today.  Just like in the Old Testament, He used other nations as instruments for His plan, God is still the same.  He uses events like the Holocaust to bring refugees to Palestine, or the Cold War to release Jews out of Russia.  We don’t have to understand all that, God is a mystery.  But what we do have to understand is that we can trust the Word of God that He will return, there will be 7 years of Tribulation where MANY will be saved and He has a plan for the Jewish nation.  Jesus will come back to 1000 years called the Millunial and we will live in Peace while Satan is handcuffed, and finally with a WORD he will win the Battle and bring us back to an Eden like state called Heaven.

The only thing I wonder is when He speaks the final word do you think it is a Loud authoritative voice or just a whisper when it happens.  If you only knew the weird thoughts that keep me up at night.

Enjoy the read…it is amazing!! (feel free to read the extra post from yesterday)

 

One thought on “Ezekiel 38-39

  1. I had a note in my Bible about “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its young lions“. During a study of Revelation my pastor sent us to this passage and discussed all of the countries that you mentioned. He also addressed the countries I just referenced and said that the young lions may be the USA, Canada, and the UK.
    I researched a bit this morning and found this…

    “And who are the nations that object to and oppose Russia in Ezekiel? Exactly the ones we would expect from the present day political situation: the Western Powers as described by TARSHISH and her young lions (cubs).
    But there is also an Eastern Power named that objects to the Russian Invasion: SHEBA and DEDAN. These were ancient names for the land we know today as Arabia, especially Saudi Arabia, showing that at least some of the Arab states will not favour Russia’s presence in the Middle East. What is the one Middle Eastern nation that is allied with the West, unlike the other Islamic nations in the region (even though she exports and funds the spread of extreme Wahabi Islam world-wide). The obvious answer is Saudi Arabia, ancient Sheba and Dedan! The USA and NATO use bases in Saudi Arabia to monitor the entire Persian Gulf area.

    Again we see that the exact alignment of nations predicted in Ezekiel 38 is in place today. The USA, Western Europe (Tarshish) and Saudi Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) are allied today, just as portrayed in the Prophecy, while Russia, Iran, Sudan, Libya, and most of the other nations of the Middle East and Persian Gulf are aligned against the West, again just as prophesied in Ezekiel 38.“ From the Oxford Bible Church website

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