Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ezekiel Gog and Magog

In order to get to Gog and Magog we must take a quick look at all the prophecies concering the four chpt vision as given to Ezekiel. So below you will find a quick rundown and at the end you will find Gog.

Ezekiel 36 -
We have done with Mount Seir, and left it desolate, and likely to continue so, and must now turn ourselves, with the prophet, to the mountains of Israel, which we find desolate too, but hope before we have done with the chapter to leave in better plight. Here are two distinct prophecies in this chapter: - I. Here is one that seems chiefly to relate to the temporal estate of the Jews, wherein their present deplorable condition is described and the triumphs of their neighbours in it; but it is promised that their grievances shall be all redressed and that in due time they shall be settled again in their own land, in the midst of peace and plenty (Eze_36:1-15) . II. Here is another that seems chiefly to concern their spiritual estate, wherein they are reminded of their former sins and God's judgments upon them, to humble them for their sins and under God's mighty hand (Eze_36:16-20) . But it is promised, 1. That God would glorify himself in showing mercy to them
(Eze_36:21-24) . 2. That he would sanctify them, by giving them his grace and fitting them for his service; and this for his own name's sake and in answer to their prayers (Eze_36:25-38) .
Ezekiel 37 -
This chapter treats of the same subject with the preceding, in a beautiful and significant vision. Under the emblem of the open valley being thickly strewed with very dry bones is represented the hopeless state of the Jews when dispersed throughout the provinces of the Chaldean empire. But God, contrary to every human probability, restores these bones to life, thereby prefiguring the restoration of that people from the Babylonish captivity, and their resettlement in the land of their forefathers, Eze_37:1-14. The prophet then makes an easy and elegant transition to the blessedness of the people of God under the Gospel dispensation, in the plenitude of its manifestation, when the genuine converts to Christianity, the spiritual Israel, shall be no longer under the domination of heathen and anti-christian rulers, but shall be collected together into one visible kingdom, and constitute but one flock under one Shepherd, Eze_37:15-28. The vision of the dry bones reviving is
considered by some as having a remote view to the general resurrection.
Ezekiel 38 -
This chapter, and that which follows it, are concerning Gog and Magog, a powerful enemy to the people of Israel, that should make a formidable descent upon them, and put them into a consternation, but their army should be routed and their design defeated; and this prophecy, it is most probable, had its accomplishment some time after the return of the people of Israel out of their captivity, whether in the struggles they had with the kings of Syria, especially Antiochus Epiphanes, or perhaps in some other way not recorded, we cannot tell. If the sacred history of the Old Testament had reached as far as the prophecy, we should have been better able to understand these chapters, but, for want of that key, we are locked out of the meaning of them. God had by the prophet assured his people of happy times after their return to their own land; but lest they should mistake the promises which related to the kingdom of the Messiah and the spiritual privileges of that the kingdom of
the Messiah and the spiritual privileges of that kingdom, as if from them they might promise themselves an uninterrupted temporal prosperity, he here tells them, as Christ told his disciples to prevent the like mistake, that in the world they shall have tribulation, but they may be of good cheer, for they shall be victorious at last. This prophecy here of Gog and Magog is without doubt alluded to in that prophecy which relates to the latter days, and which seems to be yet unfulfilled (Rev_20:8), that Gog and Magog shall be gathered to battle against the camp of the saints, as the Old Testament prophecies of the destruction of Babylon are alluded to, Rev. 18. But, in both, the Old Testament prophecies had their accomplishment in the Jewish church as the New Testament prophecies shall have when the time comes in the Christian church. In this chapter we have intermixed, I. The attempt that Gog and Magog should make upon the land of Israel, the vast army they should bring into
the field, and their vast preparations (Eze_38:4-7) , their project and design in it (Eze_38:8-13) , God's hand in it (Eze_38:4). II. The great terror that this should strike upon the land of Israel (Eze_38:15, Eze_38:16, Eze_38:18-20) . III. The divine restraint that these enemies should be under, and the divine protection that Israel should be under (Eze_38:2-4 and Eze_38:14). IV. The defeat that should be given to those enemies by the immediate hand of God (Eze_38:21-23) , which we shall hear more of in the next chapter.
This chapter continues and concludes the prophecy against Gog and Magog, in whose destruction God crowns his favour to his people Israel, which shines very brightly after the scattering of that black cloud in the close of this chapter. Here is, I. An express prediction of the utter destruction of Gog and Magog, agreeing with what we had before (Eze_39:1-7) . II. An illustration of the vastness of that destruction, in three consequences of it: the burning of their weapons (Eze_39:8-10) , the burning of their slain (Eze_39:11-16) , and the feasting of the fowls with the dead bodies of those that were unburied (Eze_39:17-22) . III. A declaration of God's gracious purposes concerning his people Israel, in this and his other providences concerning them, and a promise of further mercy that he had yet in store for them (Eze_39:23-29) .

Ezekiel 39 -
The prophet goes on to denounce the Divine judgments against Gog and his army, Eze_39:1-7; and describes their dreadful slaughter, Eze_39:8-10, and burial, Eze_39:11-16, in terms so very lofty and comprehensive, as must certainly denote some very extraordinary interposition of Providence in behalf of the Jews. And to amplify the matter still more, the prophet, with peculiar art and propriety, delays the summoning of all the birds and beasts of prey in nature to feast on the slain, (in allusion to the custom of feasting on the remainder of sacrifices), till after the greater multitudes are buried; to intimate that even the remainder, and as it were the stragglers of such mighty hosts, would be more than sufficient to satisfy their utmost rapacity, Eze_39:17-20. The remaining verses contain a prediction of the great blessedness of the people of God in Gospel times, and of the stability of the kingdom of Christ, Eze_39:21-29. It will be proper to remark that the great
northern expedition against the natural Israel, described in this and the preceding chapter, is, from its striking resemblance in the main particulars, put by the writer of the Apocalypse, (Eze_20:7-10) , for a much more formidable armament of a multitude of nations in the four quarters of the earth against the pure Christian Church, the Mystical Israel; an event still extremely remote, and which it is thought shall immediately precede the destruction of the world by fire, and the general judgment.

Now let us look at Gog!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Byreading down a little you find that 5/6 of this army is killed and i/6 returns to regroup. They will have 7 years to do thisbefore Armageddon when they all of the earth come agains the Messiah to war with Jesus
Of uncertain derivation; Gog, the name of an Israelite, also of some northern nation: - Gog.
מג ו&# 1490;
mâgo&# 770;g
From H1463; Magog, a son of Japheth; also a barbarous northern region: - Magog
H7218 Chief
רא ש&# 1473;
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.): - band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.
נש ׂ&# 1488; נש ׂ&# 1497;א Prince
nâś îy' nâś i'
naw-see', naw-see'
From H5375; properly an exalted one, that is, a king or sheik; also a rising mist: - captain, chief, cloud, governor, prince, ruler, vapour.

מש ׁ&# 1498;
The same in form as H4901, but probably of foreign derivation; Meshek, a son of Japheth, and the people descendant from him: - Mesech, Meshech.
מש ׁ&# 1498;
The same in form as H4901, but probably of foreign derivation; Meshek, a son of Japheth, and the people descendant from him: - Mesech, Meshech.

נב א
nâba&# 770;'
A primitive root; to prophesy, that is, speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse): - prophesy (-ing) make self a prophet.

נב א
nâba&# 770;'
A primitive root; to prophesy, that is, speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse): - prophesy (-ing) make self a prophet.

Him is a person and a special evil person heading up this army.
Gog in the Hebrew Chaldee lexicion of the O.T. say this and because I do not have the hebrew or chaldee words available I will have to leave them on but will give what my lexicon has.
gog (1)of the prince of the land of Magog. also of Rosh, Mesechi and Tibareni, who is to come with a great force from the extreme north. to invade the Holy land and to perish there,as prophecied by Ezekiel Equally Magog seems to be a region not of a prince, as among the Arabians, Gog and Magog belongs to a different time that the God and Magog of Revelations. in all my dwelving into this this seems to be a nuclear holocaust that will happen right before the rapture of the church or the moment of the rapture of the church, Easy way to explain why all the christians are gone. I hope that this helps some some.

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