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Gog and the Antichrist Revisited

Soul Sleep vs. Soul Ascension

Walls of Protection

The Transitional
Generation

A False Sense of
Security

Gog, Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Presence of God

Gog: Are You The One?

Mindful of the Times
 

 

“Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; surely it is near, …” (Joel 2:1)

The Silence is Broken!
God Hooks Ezekiel’s Gog & Magog

Table of Contents


Introduction ............................................................................................ 7

1. The Prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 ........................................................... 12
        Overview of Ezekiel 38-39 .............................................................. 13
        Key Questions Relevant to Understanding Gog & Magog .................. 15
        Gog & Magog:  Confusion of Tongues ............................................. 16
        The Prophecy of Ezekiel 38:1 – 39:29 ............................................. 20

2. Who’s Who in Gog & Magog? ............................................................ 25
        Gog & Magog in Scripture ............................................................. 25
        Gog, Magog, Rosh, Meshech, Tubal ............................................... 26
            Gog ......................................................................................... 26
            Rosh vs. rosh ........................................................................... 27
            Magog, Meshech and Tubal ....................................................... 34
        Gog in the Septuagint ................................................................... 37
        Gog & Magog in Islam .................................................................. 40
        Persia, Ethiopia, Put, Gomer, Beth-Togarmah,                                       
        Many Peoples with You ................................................................. 41
            Persia ...................................................................................... 41
            Ethiopia (Cush) ......................................................................... 44
            Put (Libya) ............................................................................... 45
            Gomer ..................................................................................... 46
            Beth-Togarmah ......................................................................... 49
            Many peoples with you .............................................................. 50
        A Changed Dynamic ..................................................................... 55

 3. Gog’s Role in Gog & Magog ................................................................ 62
       
Leadership: Be Prepared; Be a Guard; Devise a Plan ......................... 62
        From the Far North .......................................................................... 67

           
Northern Enemy Motif .................................................................. 67
       
Weapons – Technology ................................................................... 70
           
What are we to make of this army? ............................................... 71
            Hebrew versus English:  The Language of War ............................... 74
            But the weapons must burn! ......................................................... 76
            Like a storm; Like a cloud covering the land .................................. 77
            What about an oil shortage? ........................................................ 78
            What about a worldwide disarmament? ........................................ 79

       
Background – Build Up ................................................................... 83
           
Russia’s setbacks in targeting the Middle East ............................. 83
            Russia’s loss of control of Eastern Europe .................................... 86
            Russia and Middle East Peace .................................................... 88
            Russia and the emigration of the Jews .......................................... 89
            Russia’s relationship with Islam ................................................... 92
            The precedent set by the Gulf Wars ............................................. 95

       
Intent – To Take a Spoil ................................................................... 97
        Setting the Stage for a One World Leader ....................................... 102

           
Is Gog the Antichrist? ............................................................... 105

 4. Israel’s Role in Gog & Magog ............................................................ 113
       
Target Israel ................................................................................. 114
       
    The People of Israel .................................................................. 115
            The Land of Israel ..................................................................... 118
            The House of Israel ................................................................... 128

       
Center of the World ....................................................................... 131
        Securely; Safely; Confidently ......................................................... 135

           
Betachבטח  in Ezekiel 38 & 39 .................................................. 137
           
Israel dwells “securely” during the present times? ........................ 137
            Israel dwells “securely” after its Covenant of Peace? .................... 139
            Israel dwells “securely” during the Millennium? ............................ 140
            Peace and Safety ..................................................................... 141
            Israel dwells “securely” – Conclusion .......................................... 142

       
A Land Recovered from War .......................................................... 144
           
Psalm 83 ................................................................................. 149
            The Future of Damascus ............................................................ 151
            The Uproar of Many Peoples – the Rushing of Nations .................. 154
            A Land Recovered from War – Conclusion ................................... 158

 5. The World’s Role in Gog & Magog ..................................................... 161
       
Sheba, and Dedan ........................................................................ 161
        Tarshish & the Young Lions ........................................................... 163
        Weak Diplomacy; Greedy Collaborators; or Fearful Bystanders? ....... 164
        Coastlands (Isles) ......................................................................... 166

 6. God’s Role in Gog & Magog ............................................................. 169
       
The Silence of God ........................................................................169
        The Silence is Broken! .................................................................. 177
        The First Person of God .................................................................180
        Hooks in Gog’s Jaws .................................................................... 182
        God:  My Land; My People; My Holy Name .................................... 184
        God:  My Fury; My Anger; My Blazing Wrath .................................. 188
        God:  My Presence; My Judgment ................................................. 190

           
Global Earthquake .................................................................... 191
            Sixth Seal Judgment and the Global Earthquake ......................... 192
            A Call for a Sword ..................................................................... 198
            Supernatural Judgments:                                                                  
            Pestilence; Blood; Rain; Hailstones; Fire; Brimstone .................... 201
            I Will Sixth Thee ....................................................................... 208

       
God:  My Sacrifice; My Table ......................................................... 210
        God:  My Glory ............................................................................. 216

 7. The Aftermath of Gog & Magog .......................................................... 222
       
Aftermath in the Land of Israel ........................................................ 223
           
Seven Months Cleansing the Land .............................................. 224
            Seven Years Burning the Weapons ............................................. 230
            Restoration of Israel ................................................................... 234

       
Aftermath in the Middle East .......................................................... 240
        Aftermath in the World ................................................................... 241

 8. Parallel Passages in Scripture to Ezekiel 38–39? ................................ 245
       
Daniel 11:40-45 ............................................................................. 245
           
Major views regarding Daniel 11:40-45 ......................................... 246
            Interpreting Daniel 11:40-45 ........................................................ 247
            Is Gog Daniel’s King of the North? .............................................. 252
            Does Gog cause the alarm from the East and the North? .............. 255
            Is Daniel 11:40-45 a parallel prophecy to Ezekiel 38–39? .............. 259

       
The Book of Revelation .................................................................. 261
           
The First Six Seals ................................................................... 261
            The Seventh Seal and the First Four Trumpets ............................ 267

       
The Olivet Discourse ..................................................................... 268
           
Nation Will Rise Against Nation ................................................. 268
       
Zechariah 2:4-9 ............................................................................. 270
        Ezekiel 29:3-9 ............................................................................... 271

 9. The Timing of the Gog & Magog Invasion ............................................ 273
       
Gog & Magog in the Chronology of the End Times ........................... 276
       
    Prime Times for Gog & Magog ................................................... 278
            Key Factors for Gog & Magog .................................................... 279

       
At the End of the Millennium – Revelation 20? .................................. 281
        During the 75 Day Interval, or the Beginning of the Millennium? .......... 289
        During the War of Armageddon? ..................................................... 293
        At the Midpoint of the Tribulation? ................................................... 301
        In the First Half but before the Midpoint of the Tribulation? ................. 307
        At the Beginning of the Tribulation? ................................................. 310
        Before the Beginning of the Tribulation? ........................................... 313
        Gog & Magog and the Day of the Lord ............................................. 319
        Before or after the Rapture? ............................................................ 323

 10. Jewish Expectations Regarding Gog & Magog ................................... 330
       
The War to end all Wars … or maybe not ........................................ 330
        The Day that will be Misunderstood! ................................................ 334
        Seven – The Symbolism of Totality .................................................. 336

 11. Jewish Calendar & Feast Days ........................................................ 339
           
Fall Feasts of Israel .................................................................. 340
           
    The Feast of Trumpets .......................................................... 341
               
Ten Days of Awe .................................................................. 341

 12. The Silence is Broken! God Hooks Ezekiel’s Gog & Magog ............... 344

 Bibliography ....................................................................................... 349

 Subject and Author Index .................................................................... 354

 Scripture Index .................................................................................. 363