WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT GOG & MAGOG WAR
We will begin with some videos below by Hal Lindsey Report on EzekielHal Lindsey Report Ezekiel Part 1
Hal Lindsey Report Ezekiel Part 2
Now that you watched the videos we will begin with the definitions of Gog and Magog. This will help to understand what the scripture means in Ezekiel.
Who or What Does GOG Mean?
Gog means - a figurative person, son of Shemaiah of Reuben, prince of the people/land of Magog
Strongs #1136: gwg Gog = "mountain"
1) the king of the land of Magog who will come from the north and attack the land of Israel
GOG [ISBE] -- GOG - gog (gogh; Goug):
(1) A son of Joel, and descendant of the tribe of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:4).
(2) The prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal (Ezekiel 38:2, 39:1-16). His territory was known as the land of Magog, and he was the chief of those northern hordes who were to make a final onslaught upon Israel while enjoying the blessings of the Messianic age. He has been identified with Gagi, ruler of Sakhi, mentioned by Ashurbanipal, but Professor Sayce thinks the Hebrew name corresponds more closely to Gyges, the Lydian king, the Gugu of the cuneiform inscriptions. According to Ezekiel's account Gog's army included in its numbers Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer or the Cimmerians, and Togarmah, from the extreme North. They are represented as a vast mixed horde from the far-off parts of the North, the limits of the horizon, completely armed and equipped for war. They were to come upon the mountains of Israel and cover the land like a cloud. Their purpose is plunder, for the people of Israel are rich and dwell in towns and villages without walls. His coming, which had been prophesied by the seers of Israel, shall be accompanied by a theophany and great convulsions in Nature. A panic shall seize the hosts of Gog, rain, hailstones, pestilence, fire and brimstone shall consume them. Their bodies shall be food for the birds, their weapons shall serve as firewood for seven years and their bones shall be buried East of the Jordan in Hamon-gog and thus not defile the holy land. The fulfillment of this strange prophecy can never be literal. In general it seems to refer to the last and desperate attempts of a dying heathenism to overturn the true religion of Yahweh, or make capital out of it, profiting by its great advantages.
(3) In Revelation 20:7 Satan is let loose and goes to the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to muster his hosts for the final struggle against God. In Ezekiel the invasion of Gog occurs during the Messianic age, while in Revelation it occurs just at the close of the millennium. In Ezekiel, Gog and Magog are gathered by Yahweh for their destruction; in Rev they are gathered by Satan. In both cases the number is vast, the destruction is by supernatural means, and is complete and final.
J. J. Reeve
Who or What Does MAGOG Mean?
Magog means - symbolic name for peoples from the remote corners of the earth, son of Japheth son of Noah, a symbol of all the pagan nations united against God
Strongs #3098: Magwg Magog
Magog = "overtopping: covering"
1) a land north of Israel from which the King of Gog will come
to attack Israel
Strongs #04031: gwgm Magowg
Magog = "land of Gog"
1) the 2nd son of Japheth, grandson of Noah, and progenitor of
several tribes northward from Israel
2) the mountainous region between Cappadocia and Media and habitation
of the descendants of Magog, son of Japheth and grandson of Noah
MAGOG - ma'-gog (maghogh; Magog): Named among the sons of Japheth (Genesis 10:2; 1 Chronicles 1:5). Ezekiel uses the word as equivalent to "land of Gog" (Ezekiel 38:2; 39:6). Josephus identifies the Magogites with the Scythians (Ant., I, vi, 1). From a resemblance between the names Gog and Gyges (Gugu), king of Lydia, some have suggested that Magog is Lydia; others, however, urge that Magog is probably only a variant of Gog (Sayce in HDB). In the Apocalypse of John, Gog and Magog represent all the heathen opponents of Messiah (Revelation 20:8), and in this sense these names frequently recur in Jewish apocalyptic literature.
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The Days of Ezekiel - Major Amir Tsarfati
Ezekiel 38 Amplified Bible (AMP) 38 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal, and prophesy against him,
Lord is speaking to Ezekiel (prophet) saying son of man (dust, person), set your face against Gog (a Reubenite, son of Shemaiah, the prophetic prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and Magog),... Magog (son of Japheth, grandson of Noah, and progenitor of several tribes northward from Israel) the prince (chief) of Rosh (head son of Benjamin), of Meshech (drawing out, son of Japheth, grandson of Noah), and of Tubal ("thou shall be brought", son of Japheth, grandson of Noah), and prophesy (under influence of divine spirit, future) against him (themselves).
Who is Gog - Leader of Russia (person not land)
Who is Land of Magog - Russia
Who is the Prince of Rosh - Modern day Russia
Who is Meshech - Russia
Who is Tubal - Russia
3 And say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince (ruler) of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal.
Ezekiel tells them thus says the Lord God is against you (a Reubenite, son of Shemaiah, the prophetic prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and Magog)...
Chief Prince (ruler) of Rosh - Russia
Meshech - Russia
Tubal - Russia
Map - this represents Russia (Magog), Persia (Iran), and other countries have come together in Syria to fight against ISIS and for the president of Syria. However, in Ezekiel 38 Russia and Iran are allies to come against Israel. Russia is using this military action in Syria to build military bases and forces close to Israel. Updated October 2015
4 And I will turn you back and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords— 5 Persia, Cush, and Put or Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet,
God will turn you back (return) and (to grand) put hooks into your jaws (cheek, jawbone),
- and I will bring you forth (cause to come out) and all your army (soldiers, warriors),
- ready and prepared for battle
with proper clothing, war horses, with abounding organized body
- buckler (something piercing, hook, barb) and shield
- ready for battle
Who is Persia - Iran
Who is Cush - Sudan (Ethiopia)
Who is Put - Libya
What does Shield and Helmet - They have armor on ready for battle
Russia will assemble all of its army and wield (capture, seize, take over) their sword towards Israel. Their purpose is to capture and take over Israel for the purpose of retaining their gas and oil. Russia makes its living off of gas and oil
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6 Gomer and all his hordes, the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north and all his hordes—many people are with you.
Who is Gomer and all his hordes - Turkey
Who is house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the North and all his hordes - Turkey
Guard is the Commander - Russia is leading
7 You [Gog] be prepared; yes, prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and you be a guard and a commander for them.
vs. 6-7) Russia will be a powerful and prepared nation to lead a coalition of nations to war against Israel.
8 After many days you shall be visited and mustered [for service]; in the latter years you shall go against the land that is restored from the ravages of the sword, where people are gathered out of many nations upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste; but its [people] are brought forth out of the nations and they shall dwell securely, all of them.
Right now Russia along with Iran is engaged in war but it seems what you see and hear is not what is the truth.
Gog could not go to war until Israel became a nation and the Jews started coming back to their homeland. Israel is no longer a wasteland.
As Russia leads these nations believing they have victory on their side with an army like a cloud, God will always protect His people, His land, and Jerusalem His eternal home.
9 You shall ascend and come like a storm; you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you and all your hosts and many people with you.
vs. 9) Storm means to destroy, onslaught, or destruction like a cloud this invasion will completely cover the land. By all human reason Israel will be destroyed. Israel would be destroyed but God in His great mercy and faithfulness to His covenant, promised He will always protect what is His.
10 Thus says the Lord God: At the same time thoughts shall come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
11 And you will say, I will go up against an open country [the land of unwalled villages]; I will fall upon those who are at rest, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates,
vs. 11) In order to go against Israel without walls they must put up walls first. When the walls go up then they must take down the walls. Then it will be an unwalled country who dwells without worry, concern, or on the defense. They will feel secure and safe. Well here is an article showing that Trump is preparing and helping Israel to build walls around her. At the moment Netanyahu does not feel safe or have security.
12 To take spoil and prey, to turn your hand upon the desolate places now inhabited and assail the people gathered out of the nations, who have obtained livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth [Palestine].
13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish, with all their lionlike cubs [or satellite areas], shall say to you, Have you come to take spoil? Have you gathered your hosts to take the prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take a great spoil?
vs.10-13) Gog has evil thoughts that come into his mind, and he will move upon them in the future. The evil thoughts are to attack Israel. Why will he attack Israel? Because, they will be dwelling in safety, and they will no longer have walls of protection around them. When these walls are no more then Gog will have the evil thought of now their vulnerable. Why will Gog decide at that moment to attack Israel? Because Gog wants to take, spoil, prey, take land, take the people, to take their livestocks, and goods. When this happens there will be nations who will see this happening, and no one will not intervene. They will merely ask have you come to ravage Israel.
Sheba and Dedan - Saudi Arabia
Tarshish - Europe
Tarshish w/lionlike cubs - U.S.A.?
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11-9-2015 Russia and Iran have signed a missile agreement which lines up with Gog and Persia being in military action together. However, there are still puzzle pieces missing such as Israel still has walls up around her. Something will take place that cause Israel to believe she is able to live in peace in security without walls.
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God: In that day when My people Israel dwell securely, will you not know it and be aroused?
vs. 14) God is revealing a future event. He is giving details to look for so people will know what this event is, what will happen, why it is happening and when it is at hand. One of the details is, Israel will be living in such security they do not believe the walls of protection are necessary anymore.
As of 2015 Israel is currently building walls.
15 And you will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army.
vs. 15) There will be a nation coming from the farthest north with their allies to invade Israel. Gog will see Israel as weak with no way of protection and sees that they are prospering greatly. God will allow this so Israel and others will know God is God and there is no other. The nations north of Israel are Lebanon, Ukraine, Turkey, and Russia. Russia being the nation that is the farthest north.
16 And you shall come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. In the latter days I will bring you against My land, that the nations may know, understand, and realize Me when My holiness shall be vindicated through you [vindicated and honored in your overwhelming destruction], O Gog, before their eyes.
vs. 16) Gog (Russia) and the allies will make up a great army coming to invade Israel. The invasion of Israel to the human eye will be a no brainier and can easily see that Israel will lose. Look at Israel, she is small compared to other nations. This invasion will be seen as a force that can and will overwhelm Israel. God tells us this will be in “the last days”. In Daniel 12 one of the descriptions of the last days tells us there will be distress like has never before been seen. This is on the way.
17 Thus says the Lord God: Are you he of whom I have spoken in olden times by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for years that I would bring you [Gog] against them?
18 But in that day when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord God, My wrath shall come up into My nostrils.
19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I said, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking or cosmic catastrophe in the land of Israel,
20 So that the fishes of the sea and the birds of the heavens, 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 tremble and shake at My presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall and every wall [natural or artificial] shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against [Gog] throughout all My mountains, says the Lord God, every man’s sword shall be against his brother [over the dividing of booty].
22 And with pestilence and with bloodshed will I enter into judgment with [Gog], and I will rain upon him and upon his hordes and upon the many peoples that are with him torrents of rain and great hailstones, fire and brimstone.
23 Thus will I demonstrate My greatness and My holiness, and I will be recognized, understood, and known in the eyes of many nations; yes, they shall know that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service].
God is giving and had given revelations to His prophets that Israel will be attacked by great armies. The events described here have not happened in history. These are the events of the “last days”.
vs. 18-22) God will show His fury and His fury will be shown in the following way.
1. A great earthquake that will shake the whole earth
2. Fish, birds, animals of the field, things that crawl and all those living on the earth will tremble in the presence of God.
3. The mountains will be shattered and destroyed, as well as every wall and steep pathway.
4. This will cause the attacking nations to turn and fight one another instead of fighting Israel.
Then God’s judgment will fall on Gog and those aligned with Gog. God’s judgment upon man is
1. Pestilence and great bloodshed
2. Torrential rain
4. Fire and brimstone (burning sulfur)
This will be a day like never known by mankind. God will show it is He who is the Creator and Sovereign God. God will show it is He who controls all the natural elements on the earth and science merely agrees with Him. Man will know without a doubt they are in the last days and Christ Jesus is God. God will use this event to bring many to the saving grace found only in Jesus Christ.
1 The Lord said, “Son of man, prophesy against Gog. Tell it, ‘This is what the Almighty Lord says: I am against you, Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
2 I will turn you around and lead you. I will bring you from the far north and have you attack the mountains of Israel.
3 Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand and make you drop the arrows in your right hand.
4 You will die on the mountains of Israel with your troops and the armies that are with you. I will let you become food for every bird of prey and for every wild animal.
5 You will die in the open field because I said so, declares the Almighty Lord.
6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who live safely on the coasts. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
7 I will make my holy name known among my people Israel, and I will never let them dishonor my holy name again. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
8 “‘It’s coming! It will happen! declares the Almighty Lord. This is the day I have spoken about.
9 Those living in the cities of Israel will go out. They will set fire to weapons and burn them. They will burn small and large shields, bows and arrows, and war clubs and spears. They will burn them for seven years.
10 They will not need to get wood from the field or cut down trees in the woods. They will make fires with the weapons. They will loot those who looted them, and they will grab things back from those who grabbed their things, declares the Almighty Lord.
11 “‘When that day comes, I will give Gog a burial place in Israel. It will be in Travelers Valley, east of the Dead Sea. It will block those who travel through the valley. Gog and his whole army will be buried there. So it will be called the valley of Gog’s troops.
12 The people of Israel will be burying them there for seven months to make the land clean.
13 All the common people will be burying them. The people of Israel will be honored on the day of my victory, declares the Almighty Lord.
14 “‘People will be chosen to go through the land and make it clean. With the help of others they will bury the dead soldiers that are still on the ground. At the end of seven months they will begin their search.
15 Whenever they go through the land and see a human bone, they will set up a marker beside it until the grave diggers have buried that bone in the valley of Gog’s troops.
16 (A city named Hamonah will also be there.) In this way they will cleanse the land.’
17 “Son of man, this is what the Almighty Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild animal, ‘Assemble, and come together from all around for the sacrifice that I’m preparing for you. It will be a huge feast on the mountains of Israel. You can eat meat and drink blood there.
18 You can eat the meat of warriors and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. All of them will be killed like rams, lambs, goats, bulls and all the best animals of Bashan.
19 You can eat the best meat until you are full and drink blood until you are drunk at the sacrifice that I am preparing for you.
20 At my table you will be filled with horses and riders, warriors, and soldiers of every kind, declares the Almighty Lord.’
21 “I will show my greatness among the nations. All the nations will see how I will turn my power against them to punish them.
22 From that day on, the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God.
23 Then the nations will know that the people of Israel went into captivity because they did wrong and rebelled against me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies. They were killed in battle.
24 I paid them back for their uncleanness and their sins, and I hid my face from them.
25 “So this is what the Almighty Lord says: Now I will bring back Jacob’s captives and have compassion for the whole nation of Israel. I will stand up for my holy name.
26 When they live safely in a land where no one will frighten them, they will forget their shame and all the unfaithful things they have done against me.
27 I will bring them back from the other nations and gather them from the countries of their enemies. Many nations will see that I am holy.
28 Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God. I sent them into captivity among the nations, and I brought them back again to their land. I left none of them behind.
29 I will no longer hide my face from them, because I will pour out my Spirit on the nation of Israel, declares the Almighty Lord.”
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