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Christian Pilgrim

 

40. Gog and Magog



"Gog and Magog" are referenced particularly in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Ezekiel 38 is about the last battle, after the Millennium, c.f. Revelation 20:8,9.

vv.8,9 - Gog and Magog shall "ascend," i.e. be resurrected for the last battle.

v.16 - The true Israel of God shall be surrounded, but God's judgment shall be seen before all men by fire coming down from heaven and devouring them.

Revelation 20:8,9 - "And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

Ezekiel 35:11 - "I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee."

Ezekiel 28:22 - "And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her."

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."

c.f. Revelation 16:21 - "And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."

c.f. Revelation 20:9 - "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."


Ezekiel 39 is about the return of Christ, before the Millennium, c.f. Revelation 19:17-21.

Revelation 19:17-21 - "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. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 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. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."