By Walid Shoebat (Exclusive)
There are so many additional reasons why we can never separate the battle of Gog and Magog from Armageddon, therefore it can never be a prelude to Armageddon, but is Armageddon:
1—When Israel is completely purified (Ezekiel 38:23-39:7-8) is only when Messiah is on earth and the Gentile nations aswell will be convicted of their unbelief and will know that He (Jehovah) is God (Ezekiel 38:16).
2—In both prophecies—Gog in Ezekiel 38 and Armageddon in Revelation—Christ is present, “And the heathen shall know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel,” (Ezekiel 39:7). The Holy One is “in” Israel. Other parts of Scripture use the phrase “the Holy One of Israel,” but here the Messiah is actually present on the Earth in the Land of Israel. This “in” is crucial. Christ can only be present in His second coming only when Antichrist is on earth (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
We also have “the earth shall shake at my presence” (Ezekiel38:20). This is God’s presense as Him standing on the Mount of Olives. We also have verse 18, which states, “My fury shall come up in my face.” (Ezekiel 38: 18).
Zechariah describes the same event from his own prophetic perspective:
“I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle…Then Jehovah will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives.” (Zechariah 14: 1-4)
Jehovah with feet standing on the Mount of Olives is literal just as “my face” in Ezekiel 38: 18.
3—The destruction of both Gog and the Antichrist is accompanied by an earthquake of unparalleled proportions: “And all the men that are upon the face of the earth shallshake at my presence” (Ezekiel 38:20) “… Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 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,” (Ezekiel 38:19-20).
This is not a small event. Every creature on the earth will shake at the presence of Jesus. All this matches the Book of Revelation: “Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon…And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great…and the cities of the nations fell…And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found,” (Revelation 16:18-20). Both descriptions tell us that the mountains are “thrown down.”
4—There is only one second coming; if the war of Gog and Magog occurs just prior to Christ’s coming and is a separateevent from Armageddon, then do we have two separate battles for Christ, one to fight Gog and the other to fight Antichrist? How many comings are there?
5—The return of Christ for this battle is well defined in the Book of Joel: “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge allthe nations on every side…Jehovah will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But Jehovah will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold forthe people of Israel.” (Joel 3:12, 16)
6—Revelation 19 and the Battle or Armageddon is primarily founded on Ezekiel 38 and the Battle of Gog and Magog. Nearly every Commentary on Revelation that one can findwill affirm this—except those written by the European Antichrist theorists—they do their best to hide this fact.
7—Gog is Antichrist, Ezekiel makes it clear that all prophets speak of Gog: “This is what Jehovah the Sovereign says: Are you (Gog) not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them,”(Ezekiel 38:17). When this event happens, the Lord asks, are you not this one spoken of by the prophets? The word prophets is plural—many prophets, or even all of them that prophesied prior to Ezekiel. If Israel’s prophets speak of Gog and Magog, then where are all of the references made of Gog by the other prophets unless they are all speaking of the same individual?
8—Even the enemy’s armies who are eaten by wildlife are in both Revelation 19 and Ezekiel 38. The specific descriptions concerning the destruction of Gog and his armies and thedefeat of the Antichrist mirror one another almost perfectly:
Gog: “Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood. You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth…At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares Jehovah the Sovereign,” (Ezekiel 39:17-20).
Antichrist: “And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you mayeat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great,’” (Revelation 19:17).
Gog:“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,” (Ezekiel 38:22).
Antichrist: “Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon… Then there came… From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundredpounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible,” (Revelation 16:16-21).
9—Even the direction from which the Antichrist is coming is mentioned, it is always the north, just as in Ezekiel 38: “But I will remove far off from you the northern army,” (Joel 2:20). “go with whirlwinds of the south ( see Zechariah 9:14-16).
10—The weapons are destroyed in both The Gog and Magog battle and in Armageddon. After the destruction of Gog, the peoples of Israel will burn the weapons of war that have been scattered on the battlefield (Ezekiel 39:8-9).
Some try to argue that the seven years of burning weapons must take place at the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation period because it takes 7 years to burn theseweapons. But the burning of weapons for 7 years is not sufficient evidence that the event happens in the beginning of the seven-year false peace treaty. Why would Israel burn weapons at an hour of need for weapons during a tribulation? This in fact further proves that the Gog and Magog battle is indeed the final war since Israel no longer needs weapons: “And he shall judge among many people, andrebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,” (Micah 4:3).
Why then are we so set on hating Russia?
My mother, God bless her, when I was a child, she could never read the Bible to me. She did not have one but she was a stealthy woman. Every night, she would read the same bedtime story. It was Little Red Riding Hood. It’s perhaps the best interpretation of a verse in John (10:10) I have ever heard. Americans are better off studying the Little Red Riding Hood story than listening to any of these modern preachers who preach wealth and prosperity to only help the pockets of deceivers.
The wolf knocked at the door: tap, tap.
“Your grandchild, Little Red Riding Hood,” replied the wolf, counterfeiting her voice; “who has brought you a cake and a little pot of butter sent you by mother.”
The good grandmother, who was in bed, because she was somewhat ill, cried out, “Pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up.”
The wolf pulled the bobbin, and the door opened, and then he immediately fell upon the good woman and ate her up in a moment
The story is about how the wolf deceives. He says he is one of your own when he is not.