Ezekiel 38



Ezekiel 38                                                          Book of Ezekiel  Book of Psalms

 
Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
  • Edom's = the nation Russia = Russia's symbol = the bear = Russia's flag = red
  • Edom = OT:123 Hebrew word 'Edom from OT:122; red, Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occupied by him. Edomites, Idumea.
  • Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
  • Russia saith, we are Impoverished or beaten down, but we will return and build the desolate places
  • It you are a watchmen, you see this is happening, you are reading tomorrow newspaper.
  • The word of God to Israel, of His Love to you
  • God said, they shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The territory of lawlessness.
Ezekiel 38:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
  • The Lord is talking, not man
  • This chapter refers to judgments on the enemies (Gog)
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
  • That the prophecies of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 are still future is clear from Ezekiel 38:8,14,16; 39:9,25,26; as Israel will have then already been "gathered", and complete restoration enjoyed immediately following the destruction of Gog, which is Russia.
  •  "Now will I bring again the captivity of Israel".
  • It marks the climax of Satan's effort to destroy Israel from being a People, and clearly belongs to the close of a yet future kingdom age. 
  • The historical interpretation of this prophecy is confessedly impossible.
  • If "Gog" denotes and symbolizes all that is powerful, gigantic, and proud, then "Magog" is symbolical of the same lands and peoples.
  • The chief prince = the head, or leader of Rosh.
  • In Hebrew Rosh, which point to Russia.
  • Meshech and Tubal = The renders these Mesoch and Thobel
  • The Moschi and Tibareni, occupying regions about the Caucasus.
  • Meshech = Russia
  • The prophecies of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 are still future, this is clear from Ezekiel 38:8-16 and Ezekiel 39:9-26.
  • It must therefore precede the Millennium: and on that account must be distinguished from Revelation 20:8-10, and may therefore perhaps be identified with Revelation 16:14, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:17-21, Matthew 24:14-30 and Zech 12:1-4.
  • Numbers 24:7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
  • Russia, they will come against us in the end times.
  • USA purchase parts of Alaska for seven million dollars, could this be where God will destroy them?
  • This has nothing to do with Christian people of Russia
  • Locusts do not come from the North, The armies of Revelation 9 and Daniel 11 come from the North. Satan's army the Kenites.
  • Ezekiel 39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
  • Tubal = OT:8423 offspring of Cain; Tubal-Kajin, an antidiluvian patriarch:
  • Ezekiel 38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
    9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
  • Ezekiel 38:14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
    15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
    6 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
  • 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 hand staves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
  • Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
    26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
  • 7th vial = the wrath of God
  • Turn thee back: or, lead thee away enticingly
  • Put hooks = curbs
  • Army = power
  • Company = gathered host
  • Ezekiel 16:40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
  • Persia = Iran
  • Ethiopia = Somalia
  • Ezekiel 27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
  • Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
    6 Thus saith the Lord; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord God.
  • These were descended from Ham
  • Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
  • Ezekiel 27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
  • Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
  • These were descended from Ham
  • Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
    7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
    8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
  • Gomer = North of Asia Minor
  • Togarmah = Armenia
  • People = peoples
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
  • Be thou a guard = "Thou wilt be for Me a guard.
  • He's saying bring on your very best
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
  • Safely = confidently
  • In the latter years, They shall dwell confidently ALL of them
  • After many days. Pointing to and yet future time, when Israel shall have been recently "gathered", and before the Restoration is perfected,
  • Be thou a guard = "thou will be for Me a guard. "
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
  • The one world army comes after the Christians Nations
  • This happen after Satan kills the two witnesses (Revelation 11)
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:
  • Things = words, or matters
  • Think and evil thought = devise a mischievous device.
  • Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
  • 45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
  • Who are the unwalled villages?
  • USA and the Christian Nations
  • Nahum 3:12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
  • 13 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
  • Your warriors = are like woman =  their weakness
  • The Gates are left open, because there no security.
  • Just like today newspapers = what's happen today?
  • Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
  • 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
  • 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
  • Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
  • "To spoil a spoil and to prey a prey" = this is what's in the evil minds
  • Ps 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
  • Upon = against = over
  • Land = Of which Palestine is in the centre, politically and morally, if not exactly geographically
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
  • Merchants of Tarshish = The Kenites, Notice they are not at war
  • They want to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil
  • They want to conquer the Christian people
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
  • Let the Lord be your wall.
  • Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
  • These army are forming now, to try to conquer the Christian people
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
  • It shall be in the latter days
  • This is God's Plan
  • Heathen = nations
  • When I shall be sanctified or, by My hallowing Myself
  • God said, I am going to destroy the kenites
  • North = Russia wants Alaska = Russia wants the oil from Alaska
  • In 1867 = USA gave Russia seven millions for parts of Alaska
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?
  • He's talking about the battle of Edom
  • Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
    18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
    19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
    20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
    21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
    22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.
    23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!
    24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.
    25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.
  • The book of Joel, last days
  • Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
  • 7th vial = This will be the time of the wrath of God to be poured out on the wickedness
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
  • Shaking = trembling
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.
  • Fall = sink down
  • All the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence
  • 7th vial = The mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
  • God going let the wicked know who's in control
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
  • Jacob and Esau = Between Christian Nations and Russia and their helpers
  • Hebrew 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • His word, the truth is the two-edged sword
  • Babylon, which comes from the Hebrew word ''Babel'', means confusion.
  • This sword of truth is going to cause present day Babylon to fall.
  • Because a lie cannot stand in front of truth
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.
  • 7th vial is poured out on the wicked, those that love the Lord will have nothing to worry about
  • 7th trumpet = Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
  • Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Beth-horon, that the Lord cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
  • 7th vial = 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.
  • A talent weighs anywhere between 100 pounds and 180 pounds, depending upon the translation that you use.
  • A reading of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 in conjunction with this Revelation 16 would prove beneficial at this time.
  • God uses His own created elements to defeat Satan's army.
  • Israel will not have to lift a hand.
  • Thanks to our Father.
  • At the 7th trumpet =  Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
  • This is what God wants = His people to know = God is in control of the world not man
 
Exactly 2520 years from the exile of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
 
  The first tribe to be conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
 
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25

 





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