The Invasion of Gog and Magog.

There are many interpretations of the Gog Magog Invasion.
This blog deals with just two different interpretations.
Both are equally arguable and both take into consideration that there could be two invasions at two different times.
Both of these interpretations are based on the literal 1000 year Millennial point of view.

Current world events are beginning to increasingly resemble the 2,500 year old bible prophecy made by Ezekiel in chapters 38-39. Ezekiel foresaw the rise of Turkey or Russia, depending on the interpretation, in a coalition with Iran and other Middle Eastern countries (Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya).
It seems that this will be an Islamic assault on Israel.
However, is Ezekiel 38 and 39 referring to the same battle. Or could it be possible that they are referring to two separate battles or wars?

Close examination of these two chapters reveal subtle differences and may lead one to conclude that there is not just one Gog Magog war but indeed two. A recapitulation of events, so often seen in the Bible.

Let’s look at the state of Israel today and see if it fits in with what Ezekiel says.
We can accept that God since the early 1900s, has been drawing Jews back to the land known as Palestine. Then in 1948 the Balfour Declaration declared Israel a state and the country of Israel was brought into being. In 1967 Israel cemented their position by winning the six day war. We could say that Ezekiel 36 and 37 is being fulfilled.
However not all of the nations of Israel are occupying the land. The 10 lost tribes of Israel, (the Northern tribes) are still lost and integrated into other nations. Mainly it is the houses of Judah, Benjamin and Levi that are there.
We read in Ezekiel 38 that Israel is completely re gathered and is secure in unwalled villages.
This is the condition of Israel at the time of the Gog attack.

Eze 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. 

 Eze 38:11  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, 

Eze 38:12  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. 

The Israel of today is very different from the Israel described in Ezekiel 38.
The Israel that Gog attacks is completely re gathered.
The Israel that Gog attacks is dwelling in safety, without walls or gates.
This is completely the opposite of the Israel of today.
In fact since 1948 Israel has been under constant threat from the surrounding nations, it has been in a state of war with its enemies and under constant attack from terrorist groups.
Service in the military is mandatory for both male and female and defences have been constructed as protection, consisting of hundreds of miles of walls and fences.
Clearly Ezekiel 38 does not describe the Israel of today, not in the way that Ezekiel 39 describes the Israel that Gog attacks.

On the contrary Ezekiel 39 describes a partial Israel, before the re gathering.

Eze 39:20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. 
Eze 39:21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
Eze 39:22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. 
Eze 39:23  And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword. 
Eze 39:24  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them. 

Eze 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; 
Eze 39:26  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. 
Eze 39:27  When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; 
Eze 39:28  Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Eze 39:29  Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 

We can see from this that the state of Israel in Ezekiel 38 which is a re gathered Israel and dwelling securely is a direct result of the war in Ezekiel 39.


If we accept this, then it is clear that Ezekiel 38 and 39 are speaking of two separate wars.

Ezekiel 39 is referring to War 1 and Ezekiel 38 is referring to War 2.

So if there are two Gog wars, when do they take place?

When is Gog Magog War 2

If Gog Magog war happens to a secure, safe, fully re gathered Israel, then there is only one place it can happen and that is at the end of the 1000 year Millennial reign. The Millennial reign is known as a time of 1000 years of peace, so it must be placed here. This fits in with Revelation 20: 7 – 9.

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 
Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 

This can only be referring to Ezekiel 38.
 

When is Gog Magog War 1
 

Now the timing of the Gog Magog invasion referred to in Ezekiel 39.

Eze 39:7  So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 

Eze 39:22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. 

Eze 39:28  Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused 

them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. 

Eze 39:29  Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 

This can only be referring to the Millennial Reign of Christ.
This is the only time in God’s plan that shows Him gathering the whole of Israel together and Israel recognising Him as Lord their God.
This is the time when God no longer hides His face from them.
This means that this battle No 1 takes place prior to the Millennial Kingdom.

Ezekiel 39 ties in with the Battle of Armageddon at the return of Jesus Christ before the Millennial Reign.

Eze 39:3  And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 
Eze 39:4  Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 

 

Eze 39:17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. 
Eze 39:18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. 
Eze 39:19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 
Eze 39:20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. 

Both Ezekiel 38 and 39 both fit with the Revelation.
Which verses in Revelation fit with Ezekiel 39?

Rev 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 
Rev 19:18  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 
Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 
Rev 19:20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 
Rev 19:21  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. 

It is no other than “The Battle of Armageddon”
The focal point for their gathering is declared in 
Revelation 16:16 to be “a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” 
This battle follows the return of Christ to earth, when His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives

 

Zec 14:2  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 
Zec 14:3  Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 
Zec 14:4  And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 

Just like Ezekiel 39 refers to this battle and is followed by Chapter 40 to 48, ( The Millennial Kingdom)

So Revelation is followed by Chapter 20: 4.

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 

There are however, other views on this subject that equally challenging and one must compere scripture with scripture if one is to come to an understanding of this subject.
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Below is another view that is worth looking at before one makes any final judgement.

The Invasion of Gog and Magog
As was said earlier.

Current world events are beginning to increasingly resemble the 2,500 year old bible prophecy made by Ezekiel in chapters 38-39. Ezekiel foresaw the rise of Turkey or Russia, depending on the interpretation, in a coalition with Iran and other Middle Eastern countries (Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya).
It seems that this will be an Islamic assault on Israel.

We have seen what seems to be the fulfilment of Ezekiel 36 and 37, (life being given to the dry bones) in that the nation of Israel is back in the land. In the latter part of the 20th century we have seen after the 2nd world war, the Jews
being gathered back to the land once known as Israel, then in 1948, Israel being established as a state again in the middle east. We have seen the recapture of Jerusalem in the six day war of 1967. In the first part of the 21st century,
Jerusalem being recognised as the capitol of the state of Israel.
There is no reason to believe that chapters 38 and 39 will not be fulfilled as well.
Chapter 38 and 39, reveal what is known as the Gog Magog Invasion of Israel.

 Japheth  Son of Noah: His Sons: Gomer. Magog. Madai. Javan. Tubal. Meshech. Tiras
The countries involved in the Gog/Magog Invasion of Israel.

Magog. Meshech and Tubal. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya. Gomer. Togarmah of the north quarters.

Eze 38:1  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 
2  Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 
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: 
5  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 
6  Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. 
Eze 38:13  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?

 

ANCIENT NAMES OF MODERN NATIONS

 

Rosh (ancient Sarmatians known as Rashu,Rasapu,Ros and Rus)- Russia
Note: The Hebrew word for Chief is Roshe. This could be where the
confusion arises concerning whether it is Russia or Turkey that heads
this invasion.
Magog = Turkey
Meshech (ancient Muschki and Musku in Cilicia and Cappadocia) – in
Turkey
Tubal (ancient Tubalu in Cappadocia)- in Turkey

Gomer (ancient Cimmerians from seventh century to first century B.C.
in central/western Anatolia)- in Turkey
Beth-Togarmah (Tilgarimmu between ancient Carchemish and Haran)
- in Turkey
Persia (name changed to Iran in 1935) – Iran
Ethiopia (ancient Cush,south of Egypt) – Sudan
Libya (ancient Put,west of Egypt) – Libya

Rosh – Meshech – Magog – Persia – Put - Cush

Rosh = Russia
 

Magog = Turkey (Meshech + Tubal)(Gomer + Togarmar)
Eze 38:3  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee,
O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 
Persia= Iran
Cush = Ethiopia or Sudan
Put = Libya
So the modern day countries that will be involved in this invasion are: Russia. Turkey. Iran. Lybia. Ethiopia.

Sheba and Dedan and Tarshish will not be involved.

The Gog / Magog invasion.

What is it?
It is an invasion by Turkey, Russia,. Central Asia (Islamic southern republics of the former Soviet Union). Iran. Lybia and Ethiopia.

Eze 38:15  And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,

Direct North from Jerusalem to the North Pole is Ankara, the capitol of Turkey.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biblical information concerning Turkey: One of the seven churches of Revelation 2 vv 12, 13 is Pergamos, known as (The seat of Satan)
Rev 2:12  And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 
13  I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 

Interestingly, this temple that was taken from Turkey, (The seat of Satan) and was reconstructed is now on display in Berlin Germany.
What is also interesting about all of this is that in March of 2006, the nation of Turkey, after failing to convince Germany to return the Altar decided to rebuild a perfect replica of the ancient Altar on the same ancient hill in Bergama, the location of ancient Pergamum. In March 2006,
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Atilla Koc stated that, ‘There is no chance of having the altar returned from Germany, because we have no
legal right. But now we have a new project. The exact copies (replicas) of those historical artifacts will be built on the original sites.’

This certainly makes one wonder if the same dark anti-Semitic spirit that seems to have followed this ancient Satanic altar to Germany, will now also find a welcome home in Turkey. In fact, there are many reasons to believe that this is already the case. (http://www.vriendenvanisrael.nl)


Turkey plays an important part in Biblical history.
Turkey features prominently in the Old Testament, Noah’s Ark landed in the Ararat mountain range, thus Turkey is very near the cradle of civilization. Noah’s son Japheth comprised the nations that settled what is now known as Turkey-The nations of Gomer, Magog, Javan, Tubal, and Meschech all descended from Japheth and settled there. (Gen. 10:2).

Abraham had settled in Haran, which is in Turkey, and set out from there after his father died,
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.(Genesis 12:4-5)

The Assyrian Empire covered what is now Southern Turkey, Syria and Iraq, when they took captive the ten Northern tribes of Israel. The Assyrian capitol was Ninevah. This was where God told Jonah to go and preach to the gentiles.
 

Daniel the prophet predicted Alexander the Great, the rise of the Grecian Empire and the division into four sections after Alexander’s sudden death. One of the sections of the divided kingdom was called the Seleucid Empire which included the southern half of Turkey.

One of the prominent Seleucid Emperors was named Antiochus the fourth, aka Antiochus Epiphanes ,which means “Antiochus the Light from above”. He is also known as the “King of the North, and his wars against the King of the South (The Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt) were predicted in great detail by Daniel.(Dan. 8:9-14; 23-25; 11:21-35).

The significance of Antiochus is that this Assyrian ruler is a type of the antichrist to come, having been a persecutor of God’s people, a defiler and desecrator of the Temple of God and one who boasted against the most high God himself.
The Bible says that the last days antichrist will be called “The Assyrian”.

In the New Testament we see Turkey being the cradle of Christianity.
The seven churches of Revelation were in Turkey.
The early church after Pentecost in Jerusalem, flourished in Turkey.
The Apostle Paul was born in Tarsus in Turkey. The Apostle John wrote Revelation on the island of Patmos off the coast of Turkey.
So Turkey has a prominent role in Biblical history and the Gog Magog invasion of Israel will, according to scripture, come from this region.

Where is the Gog Magog invasion?
The Gog-Magog Battle is set between a massive coalition of nations descended from Noah’s sons Japheth and Ham against Israel (Gen. 10:2-7). The nations are from the territories of ancient Rosh, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Persia, Cush, Gomer and Beth-togarmah. Their leader is called
“Gog, prince of, Meshech and Tubal” (Ezek. 38:2-3). The battlefield is on the “mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate” (Ezek. 38:8).
 

What is the purpose?

The purpose of the invasion is to “plunder and loot” and destroy the people of Israel (Ezek. 38:12, 16).
Interestingly, there has been nothing there in the way of anything to plunder, until recently. The land of Israel, the so call land of Palestine has always been known as a desolate place.

Why Invade?
Eze 38:12  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. 
The deserts have flourished since the Israelites came back to the land.

News reports. (October 11, 2015 By joel crosenberg in Epicenter)

ISRAEL MAKES MASSIVE DISCOVERY OF OIL. The second big story I have noted on Twitter but not yet on this blog. Israel this past week announced the discovery of a massive oil patch in the Golan Heights, along the border of Syria, that could make the Jewish state energy independent for decades to come. I have previously reported Israel’s discovery of massive amounts of
natural gas off the Mediterranean coast. But while there has been speculation about the presence of oil in Israel, a major discovery has never been confirmed until now.

“Energy geologists estimate that billions of barrels of crude oil are available in shale in the occupied Golan Heights, but will Israel be able to get to it? If it can, the field could make the Jewish state self-sufficient in oil for years,” explains a news report from NASDAQ. “Afek Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of the U.S.
company Genie Energy had been drilling in the southern Golan Heights for more than a year, and in September announced the discovery of the shale deposit. But the size of the field wasn’t confirmed until Oct. 7. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 News, the company’s chief geologist, Yuval Bartov, said, ‘We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick, and what is important is the thickness and the porosity….On average in the world strata are 20-30 meters thick, so this is 10 times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities. The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that’s what we now know.'”

 

Other News headlines:

Huge oil discovery on Golan Heights (Globes, the Israeli financial newspaper)

Major Shale Find Could Guarantee Israel’s Oil Supply For Years (NASDAQ)

Geologist Reports Major Oil Find in Israel (Haaretz)

Major oil reserve said found on Golan (Times of Israel)

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Another reason and the main reason for an invasion is: the hatred of the Jews and the nation of Israel.
There has always been a hatred of Israel, from the time of Moses to the time of Jesus and to the present day.
Satan has always tried to eliminate the Jews. First to stop the coming of the promised seed (Messiah) and then to stop the Messiah fulfilling His plan of redemption and now to stop the return of Jesus Christ.
The Israelites need to be in the land for the coming of Messiah.
The third reason is that Israel will not expect it. Something that has not yet happened is the prophecy that Israel will be dwelling in safety at the time of the invasion.

Eze 38:11  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, 
It is quite obvious that this is still future. Israel at the moment are under siege every day but something will happen in the future that will cause a peace treaty that will cause Israel to feel safe and it is at this time that the invasion will take place.


When is it?
There is a lot of debate as to when this invasion takes place.
Some say before the Great Tribulation, some say in the first half of the seven year renewed covenant and some say at the end of the Great Tribulation.
One thing we know for certain is that according to Ezekiel 38:8 and 38: 11, it happens in the latter years, or last days after many people have been gathered from all over the world and again reside in Israel and when Israel apparently is dwelling in safety with unwalled villages.

Eze 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

Eze 38:11  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, 
Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the Lord your God and obey Him.

“Distress” is also translated as “Tribulation”. It is also referred to as “The time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble. It is the Tribulation of Daniels 70th week that brings the Jewish people as a nation back into belief in God, and later accept Yeshua as their Messiah.
The Tribulation leading up to the Millennial reign of Christ is what the Old Testament prophets consistently and repeatably taught about. So we can know from these phrases that the Gog / Magog battle happens in relation to the
Tribulation and Millennial Kingdom.

 

So we are given a clue as to when this possibly happens.


We know it happens when Israel is dwelling in safety. When they are not expecting it.Ezekiel 38: 11

Now, from the mid point of the 7 year covenant with the man of sin (The
antichrist), when he sets up the abomination of desolation, Israel will not be dwelling in safety, in fact this is known as the “time of Jacob’s trouble”.
When the antichrist (The Beast) makes war with the woman and her offspring.
So Israel must be dwelling in safety prior to that, which places this invasion before the 7 year covenant or during the first 31/2 years of the 7 year covenant.

The antichrist will confirm a covenant with many and there will be peace for a time.
Dan 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. 

It is interesting to speculate on the details of this agreement. One can make educated guesses as to what some of the clauses in the contract stipulated. The antichrist may promise to protect Israel in exchange for money. 1Th 5:3 makes it clear people will be content with the peace and safety just before the judgment. That the second half of the “seven” is a time of horror likewise indicates it is a peace treaty of some sort. Another possible clause may have permitted the Jews to resume their Temple rituals, for later the antichrist has to force them to stop. In other words, the Levitical system didn’t just start up again but it was by the consent of the antichrist. These events precipitate other implications. Since the Jews are looking for a “Prince of Peace” (Isa 9:6), they will be that more easily taken in by the antichrist. They will quickly discover, however, he is their destroyer, not their deliverer.
1 Thessalonians 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

 

What is the result of the invasion?
God will act on behalf of Israel. God will be the instrument of the invaders defeat.
It appears that these invading armies turn on each other.

Eze 38:21  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. 
 

God will reign vengeance on them.

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. 

God is showing His power.
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. 

Eze 39:1  Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 

Five sixth’s of these armies will perish.

2  And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

There will be some kind of earthquake or tremor. 

Eze 38:19  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; 
Eze 38:20  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. 


Their missiles will fall out of the skies. (Hebrew – Khayts – Arrows or Missiles)

3  And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 
4  Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5  Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. 
6  And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. 

 

What is the end result. Why does God bring about the defeat?
It will take seven months to bury the dead.

Eze 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 Hamongog. 
12  And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 
13  Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD. 

 

What is the aftermath?
Seven months they will search for the dead.

14  And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 
15  And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog. 
16  And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. 

The armoury and Military equipment will be burned by Israel and the fire from it will last for seven years.

Eze 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 handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 

There are those that say that this could be the aftermath of a nuclear war.
The Lord Will Restore Israel

Eze 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. 
27  When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them outheir enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; 
28  Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to

be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. 
29  Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 



With this interpretation, we still have to answer the question concerning Revelation 20: 7,8.  

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 

 

Both of these interpretations suggest that there must be two separate Gog Magog invasions.

The first one is before or at the time of the Great Tribulation and the Millennial Kingdom and one at the end of the Millennial Kingdom.

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