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Battle of Gog of Magog- Essentials and Updates
What should be spiritual and practical responses to doomsday prophecy? (Heb.10:25, 2Pet. 3:10-12, Matt.24:15-20,Lk.21:20-23)
Why might God have placed the Battle of Gog of Magog just before the great tribulation? (Rev.12:9, Mk.13:21-22, 2Thes.2:9-11, Ezek. 39:9-10)
Battle of Gog of Magog Essentials
Essentials of who Gog is?
How does Gog’s prophesied homeland identify who he is? (Ezek.38:15, 39:2)
How does Gog's prophesied motivation identify who he is? (Ezek.38:12, 13)
Extra Credit - Hebrew word study (Ezek.38:12).... 1) “livestock”/”cattle”, 2) “goods”,3)“dwell”/”live”,4) “midst”/”center”, 5) “land”/”world”
Miqneh = Cattle (also often using behema which means beast), possession; Qinyan (from same root as Miqneh) = goods, wealth; Yashab = dwell, inhabit, down, to set; Tabbur (used just twice in OT)= midst, with a root that means a "piling up"; Erets = Land or earth (as in the whole earth), ground or world
Essentials of who the soldiers aren't
What son of Noah is not represented as an enemy combatant of Israel in the battle (Ezek.38:2-3, 5-6)? What is the significance of that non representation?
Who is the only combatant not mentioned as a descendant of one of Noah's sons? Why might that be?
Essentialsof when the battle is?
What key event on God's time table has been accomplished thus setting the table for the battle? (Ezek 38:8-9)
What words describe how a cloud covers the land?(Ezek.38:9,16)
What are the difference between the two battles of Gog of Magog (Ezek. 38and 39 vs. Rev.20:7-9)?
Why might God have appointed and recorded two major "Gog and Magog" end time battles?
Essentialsof the unseen?
Where does God recognize the mountains of Israel to be? (Ezek 38:8, 21, 39:2,4, Zech.2:1-2)
What is one key way God controlshistory? (Ezek.38:4, 10 , Pr.21:1, Ex.10:27)
What about the unseen God becomes seen? (Ezek 38:16, 23, 39:7, 21-22)
Latest Reports from the Field
Gog the Guard
Feb 9, 2016 (Al Jazeera) Russia's deployment has the potential to threaten Israel’s ability not only to fly unmolested in Syrian skies but also to take large-scale military measures in Syria… Russia is also positioned to threaten and disrupt Israeli attacks on arms depots destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon, force and border protection actions along the Golan frontier.
Where are descendants of Ishmael? at Operation Northern Thunder
March 2, 2016 (Global Research) Reported 350,000 armed troops from 20 countries have begun maneuvers in northeastern Saudi Arabia (Operation Northern Thunder), described by the official Saudi Press Agency as one of the world’s biggest military exercises. Troops from the other five Gulf Arab states – the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar – as well as Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Sudan are among those participating in the Ra’ad Al Shamal, or Northern Thunder, exercise, Spa agency reported. (The perfect pretext for Gog to start amassing his own troops in the mountains of Israel)
Instant Unwalled Villages in Israel from Gog’s Perspective
March 30, 2016 (Reuters) – Russia sends tactical missile system able to be equipped with nuclear warheads, and more troops, to Syria after falsely stating a partial withdrawal from Syria. (see attached location and range that includes Jerusalem)