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In LATTER YEARS you will come back into land of those brought back from sword and gathered from many people on mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you."
Thus says Lord God: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: you will say, ‘I will go against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in midst of land ...’
Thus says Lord God: "On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? Then you will come from your place out of far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. You will come against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover land.
It will be in latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that nations may know Me, when I am hallowed on you O Gog, before their eyes ..."
"And it will come to pass at same time, when Gog comes against land of Israel," says Lord God, "That My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there will be a great earthquake in land of Israel, so that fish of sea, birds of heavens, beasts of field, all creeping things that creep on earth, and all men who are on face of earth shall shake at My presence.
The mountains shall be thrown down, steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to ground.’
"I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountain," says Lord God, "Every man's sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire and brimstone.
Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am Lord." (Ezekiel 38:1-23) 2. Now here is verse that says that it will take 7 months to bury dead after God personally destroys this invading army and 7 years to burn all of their weapons that are still left on battlefield.
"Then those who dwell in cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn weapons, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, javelin and spears, and they will make fires with them for seven years ... It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel ... for seven months house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse land. Indeed all people of land will be burying them, and they will gain renown for it on day that I am glorified," says Lord God. (Ezekiel 39:9-13)
Just imagine all of above events captured on our TV sets. The whole world is going to see aftermath of God’s wrath on this invading army. If Church is not raptured before this incredible event occurs, a lot of people will be looking to Christians for some of answers to this event. By time this event does occur, many Christians will have knowledge on all of these end time events. We will then be able to show others who are not saved how this entire event was already foretold to happen in Old Testament.
This one event alone will help prove to others existence of our God, that He is real and that Bible is one and only true Word of God. God will be making a very powerful statement to rest of world through this one main event in an effort to try and get as many people saved as He possibly can before things really start to heat up with all of events that will be occurring in Great Tribulation. Russia and all Arab nations surrounding Israel need to be watched very closely in coming years. Do you even wonder why so much time and attention is being focused on Israel and all of their "battles" with their Arab neighbors? That is because God is purposely focusing world’s attention on Israel due to prominent position she will be playing in all of these end time events.
We have a lot to look forward to in coming years as world events slowly start to take shape and form as prophesied out of Bible.
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.