Ezekiel 38–39 War – Gog and Allies invade Israel!
Ezekiel 38 War
Will Christian witness the Ezekiel 38-39 war before the Rapture, or will it take place during the Tribulation? Christians are on both sides of this debate.
Scripture indicates that a 3rd Temple must be rebuilt in Jerusalem so Israel can start animal sacrifices, but the Muslims forbid Jews to rebuild.
The Temple institute in Jerusalem Templeinstitute.org establish in 1987 has a goal to establish the 3rd Temple for the Jews. Many items for animal sacrifices are already underway. Don’t take my word, do yourself a favor and look it up!
Remember the Jews rejected Christ as their Messiah and are still looking for a Messiah that will be king and overthrow their enemies.
With Israel restored back into the land in 1948, there are now new ambitions and enormous amount of prophesy still to be fulfilled.
I might add that there are Christians who say all or most of the prophesies have already been fulfilled, (or don’t take scripture literally) or ignore that Israel in the land is the key to the fulfillment of prophesy of Christ 2nd Coming to save the Jews by Jesus touching down on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem Zech. 14:4.
The Rapture on the other hand is Christ coming in the sky, invisible to those on the earth to rescue the Church from God’s Wrath during the Tribulation 1st Thess. 1:10.
Many are confused and think God’s Wrath and Persecution are the same thing and say why shouldn’t the church go through the Tribulation or be spared from persecution? They say throughout the church age there’s been persecution.
However, God’s Wrath comes from God and persecution comes from Satan or man empowered by Satan or expressed by man’s sinful nature.
And who opens the first seal beginning the Tribulation, the judgments and Wrath of God in the book of Revelation? It is Christ and not Satan or any man!
There are those that ignore Old Testament Scriptures and say we should be looking entirely at the New Testament and that the Old Testament is only for the Jews.
I then ask why does Jesus quote scripture from the Old Testament saying in so many words… and so this event I doing is a fulfillment of a prophet?
However, there is speculation that the Ezekiel war must take place to neutralize the area so the 3rd Temple can be built near or at the “Doom of the Rock” in Jerusalem which currently is not controlled by the Jews.
Then out of nowhere it seems, arises a smooth, influential person, a charismatic leader, the Anti-Christ who will offer a peace treaty to Israel and make way for the building of the 3rd Temple so sacrifices can be instituted. No not the Raiders of the Lost Ark 😊.
For this to happen, there has to be a deceptive peace treaty offered at the start of the Seven-Year-Tribulation period, by the Anti-Christ and accepted by Israel that will only last for 3 ½ years as Daniel 9:27 speaks about.
And yes, there will be suffering in the 1st half of the Seven-Year-Tribulation period! Read the seal judgment! Again, who opens the first seal of God’s Wrath? Correct it is Jesus!
The Jews will control the 3rd Temple for the 1st half of the Tribulation period and the Gentiles control the Temple for the 2nd half of the Tribulation period, Rev. 11:1-3.
The Anti-Christ breaks the covenant at the midway point of the Tribulation as Jesus talks about it in Matthew 24 the “abomination of desolation” where an offensive swine is offers on the altar.
The Jews will be so surprised because they had faith in this Anti-Christ as their Messiah! But God in His mercy tells the remnant to flee to the mountains where many think is in Petra of Jordan!
The Ezekiel 38-39 war, sometimes referred to as Gog and Magog war is where Russia, far north and a collation of nations will invade Israel!
Look who’s in Syria today and the players that currently occupying the area: Russia, Turkey, Iran. Also, Libya and Ethiopia are allies with Russia.
And guess what? The USA will not support Israel as it appears from this prophesy, except perhaps as some scholars indicate that the USA might be referenced in verse 13 as the young lions and others diplomatically ask, “are you going to plunder Israel?”
The war will take place for sure as God lures a confederacy of nations, (in His timing) by the jaw into the land of Israel so that God can defeat those nations and provide victory for Israel.
So why will the USA not help Israel? Here are some possible scenarios:
- Either the Rapture of the Church occurs and Christians known in the Church age are resurrected and removed from the coming Tribulation – No USA Super power status – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17,
- The USA continues on its moral decline, (ripe for the judgment of God) and new Anti-Semitic leaders govern – No USA Super power status,
- Financial collapse,
- The USA becomes a lessor power as the USA merges with Mexico and Canada – open boarders is the trend,
- The USA relinquishes power to United Nations,
- Military takeover – use your imagination,
- Possible Israeli invasion on Damascus Syria in fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1 “… Damascus will cease to be a city…” and perhaps because Israel is threatened by chemical attack, they completely destroy Damascus and internationally no one really want to come to their aid.
It doesn’t appear that the USA will have any influence in the world when you read Ezekiel 38 – 39 as an aid to Israel. And certainly, God will take the credit for the victory!
So, the question is again, could the Ezekiel 38 – 39 war occur before the Tribulation, or even before the Church Rapture?
Remember, a peace treaty must be signed by the Anti-Christ to officially start the Tribulation period, Daniel 9:27. Again if we ignored the Old Testament scripture we wouldn’t know this.
Personally, I would not desire to witness the Ezekiel war because scripture is clear that the USA will not support Israel in this war and that literally means we’ll most likely have anti-Israeli leadership governing the USA and Christians will certainly experience more persecution, more than ever in its history!
Now having made a case for the Ezekiel 38 war to possibly occur before the Rapture of the Church, it may indeed diminish the teachings of the imminent return of Christ, (at any moment) for His Bride and make a condition that additional prophesy needs to be fulfilled.
Again, for Christ to appear in the sky known as the Rapture which could occur at any moment may not be true if we have to wait for the Ezekiel 38 war to be fulfilled 1 Corinthians 15:50-54.
But one take away is, if we see these things beginning to line up, how much sooner can our redemption be?
Also understand that after the Rapture occurs, the Tribulation does not have to immediately follow? There could be a time laps of months or maybe years before the Tribulation begins.
Those remaining and not Raptured, will be indoctrinated into a One World Order system (destined for hell) or martyred if rejecting the Anti-Christ by accepting Christ in the Tribulation Rev. 7:9-14.
Certainly not everyone reading this is on the same page and agrees. Many haven’t a clue why there’s a Seven-Year Tribulation period, and overlook Old Testament Scriptures, but immediately go to the book of Revelation and spout off as self-acclaimed experts without knowing the full scriptures as to why there’s required a further Seven-Year judgement yet to be fulfilled for Israel.
Stay tuned for a Music Video with full orchestra of violins, sax and choir, “Why there is a Seven-Year Tribulation made simple to understand?”
Why you won’t hear this in a Sunday Sermon or at Christian Conferences.
I can point folks to other material for those truly desiring to know but anyone that personally attacks my character because they disagree will be blocked and comments deleted. Some folks are prideful and love to argue just for the sake of argument and really do not desire to know truth because they’ve made up their minds.
Israel Restored – Ezekiel 36 37
Israel restored as a nation and where do Gentiles fit in?
Israel Restored as a nation in 1948
Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together …
This One-minute music video shows the partial prophecy fulfillment of Ezekiel 36,37 as the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948.
God restored Israel for His Holy Name and not because of any greatness of Israel.
Many people start in the book of Revelation to interpret End Time events and therefore come up with erroneous doctrines.
The book of Daniel is the Key to the book of Revelation or the thumbnail blueprint that provides the foundations for End Time events.
There are seventy weeks or 70 * 7 or 490 years to complete the end of transgression for Israel, Daniel 9:24. Notice it states this is for Israel.
Daniel 9:25 – God starts His time clock at the “restore and build Jerusalem” and stops the stopwatch at the “Until Messiah the Prince” who is Jesus rejected.
Nehemiah 2:1 is the starting point, March 5, 444 B.C. and taking it to Palm Sunday, March 30, 33 A.D. is where the Jews reject Christ.
Remember the pharisees ask Jesus to rebuke the people for praising Him in Luke 19:39.
Palm Sunday is exactly 69 weeks or 69 * 7 = 483 years from the going forth to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem to the Messiah the Prince!
This is where God’s time clock stops because the Jews reject Christ! This calculation is done using a Jewish 360 days a year and omitting leap years. This leave 7 years remaining on God’s time table for end times fulfillment of Daniel 9:24.
Notice Daniel 9:27 – is where the 7-year tribulation begins specifically by the Anti-Christ offering a 7-year peace treaty to Israel. At this point, Gods time clock starts again! This single passage lets the reader know for certainty when the 7-year tribulation begins.
At the midway point of the Tribulation, is where Jesus in Matthew 24 talks about the abominations of desolation where some despicable sacrifice is offered and immediately the Jews know that they have been worshiping the Anti-Christ and Jesus instructs them to flee to the mountains. Sacrifices will stop!
Notice the Abomination of desolation prophesy has not been fulfilled yet because Israel was not a nation at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes.
Antiochus Epiphanes was certainly a type of Anti-Christ during the 167—166 BC for his deplorable acts in sacrifices but again Jesus spoke of a future fulfillment in Mathew 24.
Without predicting dates of the rapture of the church, but looking at world events as end times unfold; Jerusalem has been declared the capital of Israel aided by the USA.
Some may think perhaps that these events are happening by chance. See short music video of the rebirth of Israel.
Certainly, Israel is not a nation where God can brag about them in their faithfulness to Him!
They have defiled the land and shed blood! They have profaned the name of God and worshipped idols from the surrounding lands so God scattered them throughout the nations for their wickedness Ezekiel 36-37.
They were to be a nation that would show Gods mercy to other nations and lead them to their God but they failed, Exodus 12:48-49, Isaiah 56:3, 6 & 7.
The Jews also rejected Jesus as their messiah and did not perceive that their messiah would come as a rejected savior but as one that would be their powerful king and live forever and bring justice to them! John 12:34
However, God’s plan was to blind Israel for a time so that Gentles or the church age could be born, Romans 11:25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
A peek into a Rabbi’s mind defining their Messiah!
You will be 100% surprised and wonder how could they be 100% wrong!
This is something you just can’t make up! How do the Jewish people define their Messiah according to the 12th century commentator Rambam?
This will surprise many, at least 100% of you out there!
“… to anoint a political military leader whose is anointed king of Israel.”
The Jews are not looking for a spiritual leader but looking for a political military leader!
And that they will get for sure!
You scratch your head and think, what do the Jews believe about their returning Messiah?
Remember, the Jews rejected Christ and think he was a fraud because they were not looking for a Messiah who is despised and rejected, Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
As you read further on, you will discover that there is no mention of “repentance of sin”, nor even a mention of submitting to the God from heaven to delivering them!
There’s more and that’s just the beginning. See approximately 020 in the recording video.
But how does your Bible define the Messiah?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Based on our Bible, we define the Messiah as the Savior of the World and the Jews seem to exclude the World and think their future Messiah will only save them!
The Jewish definition of their Messiah is certainly nothing like how the western world would think! Again, our definition would be that Jesus died for the sins of the world!
The Jews TODAY are looking for their Messiah but not the way we may think? Does anyone have ears for this?
Fast forward to Matthew 24 where Jesus is speaking to the Jews again I say is speaking to the Jews and not the church because the church was not in existence yet at that time.
He is speaking of the New Third Temple, the Rebuilt Temple, the new one where the abomination of desolation, a swine will be offered on their Temple that occurs in Mathew 24!
We know that the Temple in Jesus days was destroyed in 70 AD and the teachings Jesus spoke about never happened yet!
It’s scary to know that this is exactly the mindset of the Jews today and how they think! But the western churches as a whole today haven’t a clue on the End Time prophesy and most over 70% don’t teach anything of end times.
This teacher, Baruch Gordon of Beit El Institution teaches a check list of seven from 12th century commentator Rambam that their Messiah will be in the lineage of King David! ok… He will be a political military leader, ok … and the biggest thing among his list of seven that struck me as odd is that He the Messiah will build their Temple in Jerusalem!
The Jews just can’t get away from building a temple and initiating animal sacrifices for their sins by thinking this will please God!
The Jews are blinded that the past animal scarifies, the oceans of blood, pointed to the Holiness of God and for God to incarnate into the man Jesus who would be the ultimate sacrifice for mankind sin!
Again, most churches in the west are going through an immorality crisis and redefining themselves according to the culture and have no discernment to assess end time scenarios and say only Jesus will just come back and that’s it.
And man, the Jews will be so surprise during the mid-tribulation period as spoken by Daniel 9:27 when they find out they were worshiping an Anti-Christ!
See Daniel 9:27 below: One week (7) is Seven years! The tribulation period starts when their political military leader (Anti-Christ) signs a peace treaty at the beginning of the 1st year of the Tribulation!
The Jews will start their sacrifices and be smiling from cheek to cheek!
Three & a half years into the Tribulation period, the midway point is where the Anti-Christ breaks the peace contract and offers up a pig on the altar! Oh my!!!
Daniel 9:27 Then he
shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate
Jesus instructions to those in the tribulation period is to flee to the mountains away from Jerusalem Mathew 24!
What Crowns will you have to give back to Jesus?
Did you know that there is a “Crown of Righteousness” for those that are waiting for His Return?