This free ebook provides a brand new, literal translation of the text which describes a major future war in the land of Israel. It is written from a fundamental, Christian perspective.
Warfare has been described as the process of military struggle between two nations or group of nations. It is also an armed conflict between two massed enemies, armies or the like.
I invite you to join me as I go through a sizable portion of the book of Ezekiel. It details one of the most important eschatological events on the radar. We will be reviewing chapters 38 and 39, which describe a massive invasion of the nation of Israel towards the end of the age. It is popularly called, 'The War of Gog and Magog.'
This Hebrew text was written over 2,500 years ago by a Jewish captive in the midst of Babylonian incursions. It is an extremely ancient prophecy, and even now it is amazingly accurate. Of course it is yet to be fulfilled, but when you read this passage, a few things leap out. First of all, the current geopolitical structure is exactly the way Ezekiel depicted it over two millennia ago. That in and of itself is amazing.
Yet also keep in mind the general hues and themes of what you're reading. It all seems incredibly modern and incredibly plausible. Now imagine if you were tasked to sit down and write of a war that was to occur in the year AD 4600. What kind of job do you think you would do? Would you believe that the nation of Israel even existed? Would you not rather envisage a planetary system of George Jetsons? Could you possibly manage to describe a clean-up effort which would ring plausible in AD 4600?
As we go through these Scriptures do not lose sight of the antiquity of the book. Ezekiel didn't have the internet. He didn't know anything about Russia nor the Arab League nor the way the world would work in the twenty-first century. He was only a few decades old and his entire social structure had been crumbling throughout his lifetime. He was not some genius, ultra-educated game theorist. He was a prophet. The Holy Spirit of the Only True God spoke through him, as we will see...