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VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
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VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
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VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
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VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
VIII-B Ezekiel 38+39
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The Diaspora breaks in 1948 and Jews seemingly spring from the boneyards of Eastern Europe to a national sovereignty denied them for 2000 years. What next? I think Ezekiel 38 and 39 tell that tale. …

The Diaspora breaks in 1948 and Jews seemingly spring from the boneyards of Eastern Europe to a national sovereignty denied them for 2000 years. What next? I think Ezekiel 38 and 39 tell that tale. The earth has a new center and it's not us, folks!

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    • 1. IX: EZEKIEL 38+39 IN WHICH WE CONTEMPLATE JUST WHERE, IN A SEQUENCE OF END TIMES EVENTS, GOG AND MAGOG MAY INVADE AN ISRAEL RESTORED TO THE LAND
    • 2. ent in this the final elem s set develops Thi kiel 38+39: cusing on Eze sequence, fo am to Moses and brah om A t: Testimony fr y. Covenant Se f Jewish histor nce o lishes the seque Joshua estab out d Jeremiah lays iel an imony from Dan est Timeline Set: T ory. e of Jewish hist ram the basic time f he , Ezekiel trace t oses esied: Jesus, M Diaspora Proph . pora and return dias ctory of Jewish traje chariah e iel, Daniel and Z k of the End: Eze Mechanics e the final acts ib stand and descr s take the witnes Jewish history. of
    • 3. SlideShare’s hyperlinks won’t work until Slide #4– something to do with spam prevention, so . . . this is a filler designed to accommodate that necessity. I’m well aware of how irrepressibly cute I appear. I run this house by the power of kitty cuteness.
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    • 5. Ezekiel 38 + 39 describe an invasion of Israel by an entity called “Gog of the land of Magog . . .” The descriptions are powerful, graphic, compelling and they attract lots of attention from people like me: End-Times prophecy addicts/nerds/students/obsessives and etc. A key question: Just WHEN does/did this invasion occur? Way, way back in time. Think Antiochus Epiphanes C’mon, Gog is the AntiChrist and this is all about Armageddon, you know, post-Trib No, gotta be just before the 70th Week, you know, pre-Trib! What??? This is definitely mid-Trib, buster! Nope! Check out Revelation 20-that’s where you’ll find your Gog and Magog, end of the Millennium!
    • 6. There are direct statements and strong implications in Ezekiel 38 and 39 you can use to get a picture of: 1. THE SITUATION: Pre-existing economic and geopolitical fortunes of Israel and her neighbors. 2.THE PLAYERS: What groups or countries are involved in Gog’s attack? Which are not? 3.THEIR MOTIVES: Why-and why not!-do the attackers invade? 4.THE OUTCOME: What happens as a result of this invasion? With this information in hand, we can see which time period, if any, best suits Gog’s invasion and which times, if any, cannot play host to it!
    • 7. TIME AND SEQUENCE CLUES IN THE TEXT l be ny days you wil “After ma ill ter years you w e l at summoned; in th ored nd that is rest come into the la s ose inhabitant d, wh from the swor ny hered from ma have been gat ich tains of Israel wh ou n nations to the m ; 38:8 ntinual waste had been a co This verse gives us our one time reference. The phrasing (after many days . . . latter years . . . land restored . . . gathered from many nations . . . had been a continual waste) would rule out any deep, historical fulfillment. Conversely, a post-1948 time frame reflects precisely each and every element in the verse. Way, deep back in time. Think Antiochus Epiphanes
    • 8. THE ECONOMIC SITUATION: longer a waste . . restored . . . no land (38:8) . a land rich with potential spoil and plunder . . . a people who have acquired cattle and goods . . . (38:12) a land worth plunderin g for silver and gold, c attle and goods and great spoil . . . (38:13) This material states clearly that the inhabitants of the land have amassed great wealth. In a word, Israel on the eve of Gog’s invasion has existed in the land productively enough to have become very RICH
    • 9. THE GEOPOLITICAL SITUATION: ) all of them. (38:8 living securely, a land of unwalled villages . . . people at rest, living securely . . . without walls and having no bars or gates. (38:11) the center of the world . . . (38:13) This suite of references depicts an Israel so used to peace that it has allowed its defenses to lapse on the eve of Gog’s invasion . Perhaps in connection with its great wealth, our Jewish ‘the center of the world’ has become very . . . PEACEFUL
    • 10. THE INVASION FORCE THE ONLOOKERS: Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish (38:13)
    • 11. THE INVASION FORCE , he land of Magog of t ERLORD: Gog, THE OV ) and Tubal. (38:8 e ch ce of Rosh, Mesh prin THE HANGERS-ON: Persia, Ethiopia and Put; Gomer and Beth-Togarmah from the remote parts of the north . 38:5+6 THE ONLOOKERS: Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish (38:13)
    • 12. THE INVASION FORCE
    • 13. THE INVASION FORCE There exist way too many attempts to map out just who the players are here. Gog and Magog can represent a Russian confederacy or Turkey or the EU or . . . sheesh! Beth-Togarmah and Gomer are Eastern Europe or the remnants of the Scythians or the Duke Lacrosse Team. I have my favorite and wildly speculative designations but do not want to bother you with them right now. I want you to notice something else of possibly deeper interest. 1. Notice who’s NOT listed as attackers and where they lie in relation to Israel. 2. Notice the attackers’ relative distance away from Israel.
    • 14. THE INVASION FORCE WHO IS LISTED: 1. Libya (Put) 2. Sudan/Ethiopia (Cush) 3. Turkey (Name your favorite entry-mine’s ‘Magog’) 4. Iran (Persia) 5. Remote northern lands RELATION TO ISRAEL: At least one tier of nations removed
    • 15. THE INVASION FORCE WHO’S NOT LISTED: 1. Lebanon 2. Syria 3. Jordan 4. Gaza 5. Saudi Arabia 6. Egypt RELATION TO ISRAEL: Her Immediate Neighbors WHO IS LISTED: 1. Libya (Put) 2. Sudan/Ethiopia (Cush) 3. Turkey (Name your favorite entry-mine’s ‘Magog’) 4. Iran (Persia) 5. Remote northern lands RELATION TO ISRAEL: At least one tier of nations removed
    • 16. THE INVASION FORCE This comparison unders WHO’S NOT LISTED cores the streng WHO IS LISTED th of the peace Is enjoys with her n rael eighbors: They d o not join th 1. Lebanon 1. Libya (Put)e inv asion!! The co 2. Syria mparison suggests to m 2. Sudan/Ethiopia (Cush) e that Israel’s ne in the prosperity ighb your 3. Jordan Israel has obtain3. Turkey (Nameors share ed for itself and t hat the 4. Gaza see their fate bound up in favorite entry-mine’s y hers at this point ‘Magog’) . 5. This com Saudi Arabia parison raises th e questi4.n: Wha o Iran (Persia) e 6.IEgypt How slam? t happ ned to did the Palestini 5. stion northern lands an queRemote d fin a solution? What of the com mon bond of Ant iZionist fervor th this region its on a ISRAEL lyISRAELf unity? RELATION TO t gives point o TO How did the inne IslRELATION da amic states re c nations to break faith wiAt least one tierrofore of Her Immediate Neighbors th their co-religio removednists?
    • 17. MOTIVATION OF THE INVADERS: the villages are unwalled and people are at rest . . .(38:11) to capture spoil and seize plunder . . . (38:12) Have you come to capture spoil . . . carry away gold and silver . . . cattle and goods (38:13) Greed motivates this invasion force-nothing remotely religious occurs to their minds!! They do not contest God or seek revenge or land or the conquest of a powerful antagonist. God inflames their imaginations with the thought of how easy it will to be to get insanely rich by plundering an unprepared and unsuspecting Israel GREED
    • 18. OUTCOME OF THE INVASION: t him (Gog). . . every man’s sword I will call for a sword agains With pestilence and with blood I will be against his brother. ) dgment with him (Gog) (38:21-2 will enter into ju I will strike your bow fr om your left hand and dash down your arrows from your righ t hand. . . (39:3) You will fall down on the mountains of Israel (38:13) God supernaturally defends His people. Earthquakes and hail and brimstone and blood! God has summoned Gog and company for judgment by putting visions of the plunder of a rich, undefended Israel in their greedy minds. DEFEAT FOR GOG AND HIS ALLIES
    • 19. OUTCOME OF THE INVASION: I will giv e you as f ood f or will fall o every pre n every o datory b pen field ird and b . . .(39:4 east. Yo ) u I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel . . . for 7 months the people of the land will bury them . . . They will set apart men who will constantly pass through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it . . . So they will cleanse the land. (39:11-16) Ezekiel spends 6 verses describing the elaborate and thorough process by which the land will be cleansed of corpses. God wants the land thoroughly cleansed of bodies!! RITUAL BURIAL FOR THE AGGRESSORS
    • 20. OUTCOME OF THE INVASION: ake will go out and m Israel abit the cities of inh ke Then those who ears they will ma ven y ns . . . and for se apo fires with the we 9) fire of them (39: ood from ood from the field or gather firew They will not take w . (39:10) will make fires of the weapons . . the forests, for they Israelis use Gog’s fallen weapons for fuel. There’s so much of it that for seven years they satisfy their need for fuel with this material! ISRAEL PLUNDERS HER FOES
    • 21. OUTCOME OF THE INVASION: 6) m the Lord! (39: at I a hey will know th . . . And t le ake known in the midst of my peop My holy name I will m ore and tMy holy name be profaned anym Israel and I will not le 9:7) will know that I am the Lord . . . (3 the nations Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel and I will be jealous for My holy name . . . I will leave none of them there (in dispersion) any longer. (39:7) God makes Himself known in the world, establishes Israel in security for evermore. GOD SANCTIFIES HIMSELF AMONG THE NATIONS AND IN ISRAEL
    • 22. In locating the ev e of Gog’s invasio n, we’re looking when the Bible p for a time ictures Israel as: 1. RESTORED T O THE LAND 2. RICH AND EC O NOMICALLY PO WERFUL 3. AT PEACE WI TH HER NEIGH BORS, 4. AT ODDS WIT H MORE DISTA NT NATIONS
    • 23. In identifying a b iblical parallel fo r God’s invasion, looking for a pro we’re phecy passage th at depicts Israel as: 5. ATTACKED B Y GREEDY NON NEIGHBORS 6. DIVINELY PR ESERVED IN VI CTORY 7. LIVING OFF T HE SPOILS OF I NVASION FOR 7 YEARS 8. RITUALISTIC ALLY BURING T HE BODIES OF INVADERS THE 9. RECEIVING, A T GOD’S HAND, AN EXPERIENC PERPETUAL PE E OF ACE AND SPIRI TUAL PURITY.
    • 24. I think we’ve scratched-with reason!-the possibility of some historical fulfillment for this prophecy. The question still remains: Just when DOES this invasion occur? Way, way back in time. Think Antiochus Epiphanes C’mon, Gog is the AntiChrist and this is all about Armageddon, you know, post-Trib No, gotta be just before the 70th Week, you know, pre-Trib! What??? This is definitely mid-Trib, buster! Nope! Check out Revelation 20-that’s where you’ll find your Gog and Magog, end of the Millennium!
    • 25. MY DILEMMA HERE: Items 1-8 work together to ELIMINATE any 70th Week time slot for Ezekiel 38+39. Item 9 locates the vision’s only possible fulfillment AFTER Armageddon at the end of the 70th Week. WUWT? http://www.flickr.com/photos/esm723/3336905639/
    • 26. Ezekiel 38+39 ON THE OPENING OF THE 70TH WEEK 1. Israel at Peace Sure-Daniel 11:21 says the despicable one comes in a time of tranquility. 2. Israel Rich I’ll ok that one on general principles 3. Neighbors remain peaceful NO-Egypt immediately goes to war against the AntiChrist in alliance with Israel (Dan 11:25) 4. Aggressors nonneighbors NO-there’s no record of non-neighbor conflict here at this time acc. to Daniel 11 5. Motivated by greed 6. God defeats aggressors Daniel’s despicable person uses greed as a tool but not necessarily as a reason for international conflict No-this ‘king’ does as he pleases-for this period of time 7. Aggressors ritually buried No mention of this-no aggressors defeated, just random piles of combatants here and there 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No way! Israel stumbles into the Time of Jacob’s Troubles from this point in time!
    • 27. Ezekiel 38+39 ON THE OPENING OF THE 70TH WEEK 1. Israel at Peace Sure-Daniel 11:21 says the despicable one comes in a time of tranquility. 2. Israel Rich I’ll ok that one on general principles 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. SION: Neighbors remain CLU NNO-Egypt immediately goes to war against the MY CO AntiChrist in alliance with Israel (Dan 11:25) peaceful iel 11’s Dan om record of non-neighbor conflict here Aggressors nonlearn fr no e opening can NO-there’s th to Daniel 11 neighbors thing we at this time acc. No ment of Christians e treat u st hagreedivth eek or, as we person uses greed as a tool but Motivated by Daniel’s despicable ex W not necessarilyulatreason for international conflict ion, Trib as f the 70 o he ‘king’ doesaasEzpleases-for this period of God defeats ekiel call it, t No-this ents of he like to aggressors g the ev ein time s se motely r evenof e support in mention this-no.aggressors defeated, just Aggressors ritually s beNo g a ime 38+9 at tcombatants here and there random piles of buried d to th onnecte c 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No way! Israel stumbles into the Time of Jacob’s Troubles from this point in time!
    • 28. Ezekiel 38+39 ON THE OPENING OF THE 70TH WEEK 1. Israel at Peace Sure-Daniel 11:21 says the despicable one comes in a time of tranquility. 2. Israel Rich I’ll ok that one on general principles 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. SION: Neighbors remain CLU NNO-Egypt immediately goes to war against the MY CO AntiChrist in alliance with Israel (Dan 11:25) peaceful iel 11’s Dan om record of non-neighbor conflict here Aggressors nonlearn fr no e opening can NO-there’s th to Daniel 11 neighbors thing we at this time acc. No ment of Christians e treat u st hagreedivth eek or, as we person uses greed as a tool but Motivated by Daniel’s despicable ex W not necessarilyulatreason for international conflict ion, Trib as f the 70 o he ‘king’ doesaasEzpleases-for this period of God defeats ekiel call it, t No-this ents of he like to aggressors g the ev ein time s se motely r evenof e support in mention this-no.aggressors defeated, just Aggressors ritually s beNo g a ime 38+9 at tcombatantsNo, but it there random piles of here and buried d to th onnecte c could be just before 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No way! Israel stumbles into the Time of Jacob’s Troubles from this point in time! the 70th Week, you know, pre-Trib!
    • 29. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich 3. Neighbors remain peaceful IN THE MIDDLE OF WEEK 70 No way. Daniel 11:29-39 depicts an enraged AntiChrist oppressing the faithful in Israel Immaterial here. Not even an issue one way or another NO-whole area in conflict. Chaos rules. 4. Aggressors nonneighbors Unclear-hard to tell 5. Motivated by greed 6. God defeats aggressors The AntiChrist is in psychosis-he believes he’s god and seeks worship, not cattle and goods. No-this ‘king’ does as he pleases-for this period of time 7. Aggressors ritually buried No mention of this-no aggressors defeated, just random piles of combatants here and there 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. Israel is plundered herself! 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No way! Israel fully involved in the Time of Jacob’s Troubles now!
    • 30. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich Nothi 3. Neighbors remainng peaceful exhau 4. 5. 6. IN THE MIDDLE OF WEEK 70 No way. Daniel 11:29-39 depicts an enraged MY CAntiChrist oppressing the faithful in Israel ONCLUSIO N: Immaterial here. Not even an issue one way or another we can lea area in conflict. Chaos rules. NO-whole rn from Da niel 11’s stive treatm ent of the m the Aggressors non- 70 th Wee Unclear-hard to tell iddle of k or, as we neighbors Christians like to call i t, the Tribu s by greed a psychosis-he believes he’s god Motivated upports see The AntiChrist islin tion, ingand seeks en the evworship, not cattle and goods. ts of Ezekie 38+9 as be l God defeats ing even re as he pleases-for this period of No-this ‘king’ does motely aggressors connected t time o that time . 7. Aggressors ritually buried No mention of this-no aggressors defeated, just random piles of combatants here and there 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. Israel is plundered herself! 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No way! Israel fully involved in the Time of Jacob’s Troubles now!
    • 31. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich Nothi 3. Neighbors remainng peaceful exhau 4. 5. 6. IN THE MIDDLE OF WEEK 70 No way. Daniel 11:29-39 depicts an enraged MY CAntiChrist oppressing the faithful in Israel ONCLUSIO N: Immaterial here. Not even an issue one way or another we can lea area in conflict. Chaos rules. NO-whole rn from Da niel 11’s stive treatm ent of the m the Aggressors non- 70 th Wee Unclear-hard to tell iddle of k or, as we neighbors Christians like to call i t, the Tribu s by greed a psychosis-he believes he’s god Motivated upports see The AntiChrist islin tion, ingand seeks en the evworship, not cattle and goods. ts of Ezekie 38+9 as be l God defeats ing even re as he pleases-for this period of No-this ‘king’ does motely aggressors connected t time o that time . 7. Aggressors ritually buried 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace No mention of this-no aggressors defeated, just What??? This is random piles of combatantsmid-Trib, there definitely here and buster! No. Israel is plundered herself! No way! Israel fully involved in the Time of Jacob’s Troubles now!
    • 32. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich ARMAGEDDON? No way! AntiChrist has been on a 3 ½ year rampage NO–Israel in ruins!!! 3. Neighbors remain peaceful NO–there’s no peace for anyone now! 4. Aggressors nonneighbors NO-there’s no peace for anyone-everyone’s an aggressor or a target 5. Motivated by greed 6. God defeats aggressors Israel is under direct attack by Satan’s man on the ground-the AntiChrist. Greed is the least of it. Yes! God defeating Israel’s enemies is what Armageddon is all about! 7. Aggressors ritually buried Jeremiah 25:33, Isaiah 66:24–no one’s buried. Corpses displayed as reminder 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years Zechariah 14:14 talks of Israel plundering the surrounding nations. A match? Nah . . . 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Yes!!! NOW, at last, here on the eve of the Millennium, God and Israel are at peace!
    • 33. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich 3. Neighbors remain peaceful 4. Aggressors nonneighbors 5. 6. 7. ARMAGEDDON? No way! AntiChrist has been on a 3 ½ year rampage NO–Israel in ruins!!! NO–there’s no peace for anyone now! MY CONCLUSION: NO-there’s no peace for anyone-everyone’s an aggressor or a target Numbers 6+9 make Armageddon seem a Motivated by greed Israel is under direct attack sio va by Satan’s man match for Gog and Magog inGreed isn. Butofon the ground-the AntiChrist. the least it. God defeats every other item on thIsrael’s enemies,is what Yes! God defeating e checklist aggressors Armageddon an about! especially numbers 1 is alld 7, oppose that Aggressors ritually ding. What am I going to do now?buried. Jeremiah 25:33, Isaiah 66:24–no one’s fin buried Corpses displayed as reminder 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years Zechariah 14:14 talks of Israel plundering the surrounding nations. A match? Nah . . . 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Yes!!! NOW, at last, here on the eve of the Millennium, God and Israel are at peace!
    • 34. Ezekiel 38+39 C’mon, Gog is the 1. AntiChristPeace Israel at and this is all about Armageddon, you 2. Israel Rich know, post-Trib 3. Neighbors remain peaceful 4. Aggressors nonneighbors 5. 6. 7. ARMAGEDDON? No way! AntiChrist has been on a 3 ½ year rampage NO–Israel in ruins!!! NO–there’s no peace for anyone now! MY CONCLUSION: NO-there’s no peace for anyone-everyone’s an aggressor or a target Numbers 6+9 make Armageddon seem a Motivated by greed Israel is under direct attack sio va by Satan’s man match for Gog and Magog inGreed isn. Butofon the ground-the AntiChrist. the least it. God defeats every other item on thIsrael’s enemies,is what Yes! God defeating e checklist aggressors Armageddon an about! especially numbers 1 is alld 7, oppose that Aggressors ritually ding. What am I going to do now?buried. Jeremiah 25:33, Isaiah 66:24–no one’s fin buried Corpses displayed as reminder 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years Zechariah 14:14 talks of Israel plundering the surrounding nations. A match? Nah . . . 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Yes!!! NOW, at last, here on the eve of the Millennium, God and Israel are at peace!
    • 35. Ezekiel 38+39 AT THE END OF MILLENNIUM 1. Israel at Peace Sure–for the last 1000 years!. 2. Israel Rich Absolutely 3. Neighbors remain peaceful NO-Satan seduces people from all over (Rev 20:8) 4. Aggressors nonneighbors NO-Not a determiner of relevance-everyone’s sucked into this attack! 5. Motivated by greed Satan is motivated by hatred of God 6. God defeats aggressors Yes, big time! 7. Aggressors ritually buried No mention of this 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Israel as an earthly entity swallowed up in eternity
    • 36. Ezekiel 38+39 AT THE END OF MILLENNIUM 1. Israel at Peace 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Sure–for the last 1000 years!. MY C ONCL Absolutely US Israel Rich T ION: he me re me Neighbors remain as rep ntion seduces people from all over (Rev 20:8) NO-Satan resent of ‘Go peaceful atives g and f ou r c Mago of nat ornerNO-Not a determiner of relevance-everyone’s g’ ions f Aggressors suc nons of t h ce ssf u r e this t neighbors sucked into ear attack! om the lly con accou nect R h cannot nt of S Motivated by greed ataSatan is motivatedatio n’s fin evel by hatred of God accou n 20’s al flin nt in Ebig time! g w God defeats Yes, ze ith the kiel 38 aggressors +9. 7. Aggressors ritually buried No mention of this 8. Israel plunders foes for 7 years No. 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Israel as an earthly entity swallowed up in eternity
    • 37. Ezekiel 38+39 AT THE END OF MILLENNIUM 1. Israel at Peace 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Sure–for the last 1000 years!. MY C ONCL Absolutely US Israel Rich T ION: he me re me Neighbors remain as rep ntion seduces people from all over (Rev 20:8) NO-Satan resent of ‘Go peaceful atives g and f ou r c Mago of nat ornerNO-Not a determiner of relevance-everyone’s g’ ions f Aggressors suc nons of t h ce ssf u r e this t neighbors sucked into ear attack! om the lly con accou nect R h cannot nt of S Motivated by greed ataSatan is motivatedatio n’s fin evel by hatred of God accou n 20’s al flin nt in Ebig time! g w God defeats Yes, ze ith the kiel 38 aggressors +9. 7. Aggressors ritually No mention of this Nope! Check out buried Revelation 20-that’s where you’ll find your Gog and Magog, end of the 8. Israel plunders foes No. Millennium! for 7 years 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace Israel as an earthly entity swallowed up in eternity
    • 38. MY SOLUTION HERE: Majority rules. Items 1-8 WILL guide my choice of any time slot. Item 9 I will treat as separate. It FORECASTS Israel’s ultimate (and somewhat later) spiritual restoration. Let me illustrate this way: http://www.flickr.com/photos/esm723/3336905639/
    • 39. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace SOONER THAN YOU THINK 3. Neighbors remain peaceful Islam crumbles if/when Mecca falls. Neighbors pacified as Jehovah seems to dominate Allah. Huge off-shore gas reserves, Arab labor/markets merge with Jewish managerial/technical expertise Commercial allegiance cemented by spiritual superiority of Jehovah. 4. Aggressors nonneighbors Second tier of nations, those at distance watch, jealously as Israel/neighbors prosper 5. Motivated by greed Naturally! Outlying nations want what Israel has 6. God defeats aggressors Yes, big time! 7. Aggressors ritually buried A natural consequence of this conflict 8. Israel plunders foes weapons for 7 years No problem-if such an event occurs when I think it might 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace This aspect serves as a post-script, a forecast, a look forward a la Luke 4:21’s use of Isaiah 61:1 2. Israel Rich
    • 40. Ezekiel 38+39 1. Israel at Peace 2. Israel Rich 3. Neighbors remain peaceful 4. Aggressors nonneighbors SOONER THAN YOU THINK Islam crumbles if/when Mecca falls. Neighbors pacified as Jehovah seems to dominate Allah. Huge off-shore gas reserves, Arab labor/markets AIT A MINUTE! Wmerge with Jewish managerial/technical expertise Commercial allegiance cemented by spiritual superiority of Jehovah. o o qu TwSecondestiof ns arise: at distance watch, tier nations, those jealously as Israel/neighbors prosper ? it that Islam disappears 1. How is 5. Motivated by greed 6. 7. Naturally! Outlying nations want what Israel has ith Luke 4:21 and . . . Yes, big God defeats 2. What’s up w time! aggressors . . whatever that Isaiah thing and . A natural consequence of this conflict Aggressors ritually did? buried 8. Israel plunders foes weapons for 7 years No problem-if such an event occurs when I think it might 9. God blesses Israel with perpetual peace This aspect serves as a post-script, a forecast, a look forward a la Luke 4:21’s use of Isaiah 61:1
    • 41. As powerful and unstoppable as I slam seems, the religion has a glass jaw. Mecca exists as I slam’s glass jaw. Mecca represent meets earth, the s the ONE place ONE focus (qibla where heaven ) of islamic praye must visit if he is r, the ONE place to go to heaven a every muslim nd avoid hell, the the ONE place w ONE place Allah here muslims ca cherishes, n go to receive ab solution from sin . If Allah cannot p reserve Mecca fr om destruction, dissolves. His ve his one attribute ry existence beco -sovereigntymes questioned. were discovered– Imagine if the to and His bones w mb of Christ ere there!!! Shoc k and dismay bey ond tolerance. New Arab govern mental entities, f ueled with Islam on Israel, an Alla ic fervor, may so h vs. Jehovah co on go all out ntest (think Elija ‘Samson Option’, h and Baal!). Isr will nuke Mecca ael, using the and Islam will cr existence, sovere umble. All Allah ignty and unstop ’s pretenses to pable power will confidence in jih disappear. Musli ad as the path to ms lose all heaven, for Allah on his city by Jeh could not endure ovah’s scorned m direct assault inions. “Jehovah and Is aac’s offspring, n ot Allah and Ishm concludes sadly. ael’s lineage,” Ab Peace settles une dul xpectedly on a on ce turbulent scen e.
    • 42. As powerful and unstoppable as I slam seems, Please let this speculativthece eligion has e pie r have no more a gla ss jaw. weight than your comfort with speculation allo M ecca exists as Isla ws! m’s glass jaw. M ecca represents t meets earth, the he ONE place wh ONE focus (qibla ere heaven ) of islamic praye must visit if he is r, the ONE place to go to heaven a every muslim nd avoid hell, the the ONE place w ONE place Allah here muslims ca cherishes, n go to receive ab solution from sin . If Allah cannot p reserve Mecca fr om destruction, dissolves. His ve his one attribute ry existence beco -sovereigntymes questioned. were discovered– Imagine if the to and His bones w mb of Christ ere there!!! Shoc k and dismay bey ond tolerance. New Arab govern mental entities, f ueled with Islam on Israel, an Alla ic fervor, may so h vs. Jehovah co on go all out ntest (think Elija ‘Samson Option’, h and Baal!). Isr will nuke Mecca ael, using the and Islam will cr existence, sovere umble. All Allah ignty and unstop ’s pretenses to pable power will confidence in jih disappear. Musli ad as the path to ms lose all heaven, for Allah on his city by Jeh could not endure ovah’s scorned m direct assault inions. “Jehovah and Is aac’s offspring, n ot Allah and Ishm concludes sadly. ael’s lineage,” Ab Peace settles une dul xpectedly on a on ce turbulent scen e.
    • 43. sguise the xts can di ophetic te inuous pr of time. nt mingly co huge gaps See nt across ll s moveme ed the scro er’ and read ue. He is h synagog He ’s Me because home town on his e e Lord is up s stands in f th e su laim releas to 7, J roc : “The Spiri In Luke 4:1 ent Me to p , ss ou d oor. He ha e oppressed He reads al d ar ep of Isaiah an gospel to th e those who he fre nd to preach t lind, to set Me e book . . . a he b th to t anointed d He closed ry of sight ve An g.” ptives, reco e Lord . . .” ar of th o the ca your hearin t ye in e favorable en fulfilled th be to proclaim ripture has day this sc for the next k, “To id to them, lose the boo sa oc d to e. He had t d,” belonge Go enc in mid sent ance of our arenes that e bookf venge o th Naz and the day e su s close d ring of the J ea ... h’s scroll, “ lled in the h lf i aia was NOT fu phrase in Is nd h later era a uc another, m a ility of such s ib 8 ay. late the pos d gments of 3 ly contemp se on , the earlier t day; I can ap tha .” f or su ch a g what to do llowing g’s invasion s knew . A Go Jesu zekiel 39:21 le timing of E sib lying before es as to pos clu gap ncontested eu d 39 provid an “That’s my story and I’m sticking with it!”
    • 44. MAY I SUGGEST . . . -39:20 38:1 el Ezeki For a more detailed and extensive treatment of this subject, may I recommend a full blown essay on the matter? You can find it at: INSERT GAP HERE! “Getting Here From There” Ezekie l 39:21 -29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/esm723/3336905639/
    • 45. A supremely confident Israel foolishly signs a seven year covenant with the “prince who is to come.” This despicable political figure will metastasize into what we call the AntiChrist half way through this covenant’s run. What can Israelis expect of their evil shepherd? nt in allme inst next link: this r the Fo click ries, is se th Search the Table of Contents for Other Offerings In This Series X: Content of the 70 Weeks

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