Ezekiel’s description of a battlefield

Ezekiel’s oracle about Gog of Magog is deeply intermingled with all the other Bible prophecies. Hints about that final fighting are spread everywhere from Genesis to Revelation. In his last book, John introduces a white horse and its rider. His name is Faithful and True. He wears an ominous outer garment sprinkled with blood. This is Jesus, The Word of God. The time when he makes his entrance is the same when “Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots and the disgusting things of the earth” receives her judgment. “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling place of demons and a lurking place of every unclean exhalation and a lurking place of every unclean and hated bird!” Revelation 18:2; 19:11

An important link between Ezekiel and Revelation

This is a great link to notice. Babylon’s falling moment is the same as Gog’s final battle. In fact, John keeps on writing:

“I saw also an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice and said to all the birds that fly in midheaven: “Come here, be gathered together to the great evening meal of God,  that YOU may eat the fleshy parts of kings and the fleshy parts of military commanders and the fleshy parts of strong men and the fleshy parts of horses and of those seated upon them, and the fleshy parts of all, of freemen as well as of slaves and of small ones and great.” Revelation 19:17

A description of the battlefield

This is the same description, word by word, Ezekiel gives of Gog’s battlefield after the end of the war.

“Say to the birds of every sort of wing and to all the wild beasts of the field: “Collect yourselves together and come. Gather yourselves together all around to my sacrifice, which I am sacrificing for YOU, a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. And YOU will certainly eat flesh and drink blood.  The flesh of mighty ones YOU will eat, and the blood of the chieftains of the earth YOU will drink, rams, young male sheep, and he-goats, young bulls, the fatlings of Bashan all of them. And YOU will be certain to eat fat to satisfaction  and to drink blood to drunkenness, from my sacrifice that I will sacrifice for YOU.”Ezekiel 39:17

A worldly aggregate of religions

By this simple comparison with Revelation, you can understand all the meaning undercover. Gog’s battle will result at the end in the complete devastation of the woman sitting upon the scarlet-colored wild beast, Babylon the Great. Who’s that? She is the worldly global aggregate of all religions in the world. Anyway, many of the religions existing today are evidently not rooted in the Bible. For this only reason, I’m not interested in a farther consideration about their final destiny. My concern is especially tied with the Spiritual Israel of Galatians  6:16. The question all the individuals belonging to the modern Remnant should ask is the following. Why should the appointed slave of Matthew 24: 45 face an adverse judgment by God? Ezekiel says it is because of their error.

The error of the house of Israel

“And the nations will have to know that it was because of their error that they, the house of Israel, went into exile, on account of the fact that they behaved unfaithfully toward me, so that I concealed my face from them and gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they kept falling, all of them, by the sword.  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I did with them, and I kept concealing my face from them.” Ezekiel 39:22-23

The faithful and the wicked slave of Matthew 24

Ancient Israel went into exile in Babylon. The same is for the faithful slave of Matthew 24:45. Now they imagine having God’s approval as a result of their preaching of the good news all over the world. All that was excellent, of course.  Anyway, they very well know that they themselves have concealed the truth about the earth till now. James wrote, “Therefore if one knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it, it is a sin for him.”(James 4:17)

“And they will have to know that I am Jehovah their God when I send them in exile to the nations and actually bring them together upon their soil so that I shall leave none of them remaining there any longer”. Ezekiel explains they will be buried in the Valley of the Crowd of Gog. Death and burial mean here a complete change of direction.

To the end of seven months

“‘And it must occur in that day that I shall give to Gog a place there, a burial place in Israel, the valley of those passing through on the east of the sea, and it will be stopping up those passing through. There they will have to bury Gog and all his crowd, and they will be certain to call [it] the Valley of Gog’s Crowd. And those of the house of Israel will have to bury them for the purpose of cleansing the land, for seven months. All the people of the land will have to do the burying, and it will certainly become for them a matter of fame in the day that I glorify myself,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.[…]To the end of seven months they will keep making a search.”Ezekiel 39:11-14

A great changing in belief

This is a critic moment of crisis. The moment of renewal. They all, along with the Great Crowd of Revelation 7:9, will undergo a great changing in belief. They all before were teaching and were taught the earth is a globe. So, they will start understanding the truth about the earth. Ezekiel says that all the people of the land will have to do the burying. That will be for them a matter of fame. The period needed to achieve such operation will be of seven months. This is the equivalent period of the preaching and of the killing of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. They will prophesize for a period of 42 months and stay unburied for three days and a half.

“And I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days dressed in sackcloth.” (Rev 11:3)

“And after the three and a half days spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those beholding them.” (Rev 11:11)

The two periods, one of 42 months and one of three days and a half, are equivalent. They form a period of seven months. This is also the period of the burying of the crowd of Gog.To the end of seven months, they will keep making the search.”Ezekiel 39:14

A thorough scientific research

This is not simply a funeral tout court. It is a thorough scientific research. It is made with the aim to bury all the falsehood that Spiritual Israel has accepted. Both as a body and individually, they have preached to the world. Either to the great crowd of Revelation as to all the world. They always taught heliocentrism and global earth.

“Therefore this is what Jehovah has said to the house of Jacob, he that redeemed Abraham: “Jacob will not now be ashamed, nor will his own face now grow pale; for when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they will sanctify my name, and they will certainly sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and the God of Israel they will regard with awe. And those who are erring in [their] spirit will actually get to know to understand, and even those who are grumbling will learn instruction.” Isaiah 29:22-24

But, for now, we have to strive to reach the result foretold by God’s word. And it’s a real challenge. Why? Because this is a difficult development and it will not occur without any loss and the death of many.

“And in that hour a great earthquake occurred, and a tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand persons were killed by the earthquake, and the rest became frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.” Revelation 11:13

 

 

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