5/15/2009 | Posted in , ,

Ezekiel 3:5 - For thou [art] not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, [but] to the house of Israel;

The message of Ezekiel is to Israel, not to the gentile nations. I believe this is because the rapture has taken place and Ezekiel’s message is to the nation of Israel which is facing the coming war we call Armageddon.

Ezekiel 39:4 - Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Ezekiel 39:17-20 - And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

Revelation 19:17-18 - And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great.

In the Magog war, the armies are fed to birds and animals. At Armageddon, the armies are fed to birds and animals. It’s the same war.

Zechariah 12:10,11 - And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

Zechariah says God will pour His Spirit out, and Israel will LOOK upon Christ whom they have pierced, and this is in the valley of Megiddon. At this point, they SEE Christ returning.

Now look at Ezekiel 39:29: “Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.”

Again, this shows the Magog war IS Armageddon! God has poured out his Spirit, just as prophesied by Zechariah, and God says “neither will I hide my face any more from them”. If this were a war prior to Armageddon, this would not make sense.

Ezekiel 39:23 - And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

Revelation 13:10 - He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

In the Magog war, Israel is led captive. Revelation tells us this is what Antichrist does.

Ezekiel 38:22 - And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Revelation 19:20 - And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Once again, Ezekiel explains there is a war where it rains hail, fire, and brimstone, and it is a lake of fire and brimstone that the antichrist is thrown into.

Ezekiel 39:9 - And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

The reason Israel does not save or use these weapons is because true peace has finally come. Jesus Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron. I myself have tried to over spiritualize this verse and say that they won’t be burning weapons into the millennial Kingdom, but the earth will still be here. There will be survivors.

Even Revelation 22:2 says “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.”

There will be people that do not live in this city, and we will be able to minister to them, and bring the healing leaves out of the city, into the nations of the world.

Ezekiel 38:2 - Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him

Daniel 9:26 - And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Antichrist is the prince that shall come. He is also the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. Daniel 7:24 says he shall subdue three kings.

Ezekiel 38:10 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, [that] at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

John 13:2 - And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him;

John 13:27 - And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

This prince receives an evil thought from Satan, just as Judas did. It also says Satan entered into Judas. This is what we know happens to antichrist.

Reading Ezekiel 36 through 48, it gives perfect chronological order to end time events. Chapter 36 talks about the re-gathering of Israel. Chapter 37 goes on to talk about the resurrection of Israel and God’s will for it to prosper, and how He will reign from Israel. Chapter 38 speaks of how Israel will prosper and how they will come to accept antichrist as messiah. Chapter 39 tells how God will destroy antichrist. Chapters 40 onward give the details of building the millennial temple.

Ezekiel 38:17 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; [Art] thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days [many] years that I would bring thee against them?

Right from this verse, we see that Gog is the one that was spoken of by the prophets of Israel. This is a very specific war; The war to end all wars. The antichrist is the only prince ever prophesied to come against Israel. Thus, Gog is antichrist.

Ezekiel 39:7,8 - So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not [let them] pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken.

Again, God says this is the day that He had spoken of. This is the final war. All throughout scripture, it mentions “the Holy One of Israel”. Ezekiel 39:7 is the only place that says “the Holy One IN Israel”. After the Magog war, Jesus is physically present in Israel.

Ezekiel 38:20 - So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Revelation 16:18 - And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, [and] so great.

This is the same earthquake that shakes the foundations of the world.

The old testament never mentions a war as large as the Magog war. The new testament never mentions a war as large as Armageddon. If they were different wars, it would make sense for them both to be mentioned.


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