EXPLAINING GOG AND MAGOG

Let us start with this one:

  1. THE REVELATION ACCOUNT:

Revelation 20:7-9

[7]And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

[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.

[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.

The Gog and Magog incident as elaborated by Revelation 20:7-9:

  • After the thousand year imprisonment of Satan, He would be loosed wherein he would gather nations to battle jerusalem wherein during the one thousand period Christ rules in Israel with his saints as elaborated:

Revelation 20:5-6

[5]But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

[6]Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

  • Christ and his saints reigning in Israel implies there is complete peace in Israel during the millenial rule.
  • The battle of God happens shortly after this time wherein Satan deceives the whole world to battle Israel. The armaggedon war. Wherein before they attack Jerusalem, these armies of the world would congregate in the north part of Israel which is armaggedon. 

Revelation 16:13-16

[13]And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

[14]For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
[16]And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

  • The beloved city, Jerusalem is the camp of the saints during Christ rule. Meaning, by implication, it is here were christ is ruling.
  • Armies of the world would attack Jerusalem but divine intervention occurs through fire from heaven burning them alive.

2. THE ZECHARIAH ACCOUNT:

Zechariah 14:2-3,12

[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.

[3]Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

[12]And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

  • All nation would battle Jerusalem but it was God they would fight verifying the Revelation account above regarding the battle of the lord that would happen in israel.
  • God would smite these attackers with plague of fire as only fire would cause these:

“Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth”

3. THE EZEKIEL ACCOUNT:

Ezekiel 38:14-16,18,22

[14]Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?

[15]And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

[16]And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

[18]And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.

[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.

  • Gog would come from the north parts with great army to attack Israel.
  • Israel dwells safely or in peace.
  • God burned these armies with fire from heaven

I. ANALOGY

Comparatively speaking, these three accounts speaks of similar events:

  • ARMIES OF THE WORLD WOULD ATTACK ISRAEL AFTER SATAN IS LOOSED FROM PRISON.
  • THEY COME FROM THE NORTH, THAT IS ARMAGGEDON OR MEGIDDO WHEREIN THESE WORLD ARMIES WOULD CONGREGATE. 
  • ISRAEL IS IN PEACE OR IS DWELLING SAFELY. THIS PEACE COULD ONLY HAPPEN DURING CHRIST RULE FOR A THOUSAND YEAR.
  • DIVINE INTERVENTION OCCURS THROUGH FIRE FROM HEAVEN BURNING THESE ATTACKERS ALIVE.
  • IN SHORT, THE GOG AND MAGOG INCIDENT IS THE ARMAGGEDON WAR–THE BATTLE OF THE LORD.

So conclusively, these three accounts were speaking of the same thing, the Gog and magog incident or the armaggedon war. The problem we are to tackle now is who is Gog? What land is Magog?

Gog is a person obviously, as it say:

Ezekiel 38:2

[2]Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the NAW-SEE (RULER, CHIEF, KING ETC…) of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

He is a single individual as apart from his armies as it say:

Ezekiel 39:11

[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.

Wikipedia says:

The form “Gog and Magog” may have emerged as shorthand for “Gog and/of the land of Magog”, based on their usage in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible.[5] An example of this combined form in Hebrew (Gog u-Magog) has been found, but its context is unclear, being preserved only in a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls.[b][6]

Being a person, he is the leader of all the nations that battles god and Israel during the armaggedon war as it say:
Ezekiel 38:14-16,18,22

[14]Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog…

[15]And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee…

[16]And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days…

Who is the leader of these worldly armies during the Armaggedon war?

The beast. Therefore Gog is the beast.

Revelation 19:19

[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.

They first intended to attack Jerusalem but God through Jesus came down to fight as it say:

Zechariah 14:2-4

[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.

[3]Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

[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.

These happens at the coming of Jesus and his saints as it say:

Revelation 19:11,13

[11]And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

[13]And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

How is the beast the leader? Through miracles coming from Satan, the beast and his false prophet that convince these armies to affiliate to their leadership. This evil union (Satan, beast, false prophet) is the working force that leads the attackers. 
Revelation 16:13-14

[13]And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

[14]For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

How could possibly the beast convince and gather these armies? By deception and miracles. By doing that, obviously, he is the leader.

Revelation 13:11-14

[11]And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

[12]And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (with 10horns) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

[13]And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

[14]And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Therefore, the beast with 10 horns is the leader, whereas the second beast with 2horns being his miracle worker is the false prophet as it say:

Revelation 19:20

[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.

But obviously, the beast is the leader being first in rank as it say:

Revelation 19:19

[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. 

Who is the beast?

The beast is the Roman empire, the fourth kingdom!

Daniel 7:23

[23]Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

 It is also the person that would lead the armies against israel as illustrated above. He is the eight king meaning he is the embodiment of the old roman empire as it say:

Revelation 17:10-11

[10]And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

[11]And the beast that was (the roman empire) and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Therefore, the term beast speaks of the roman empire that was dead and to its spiritual counterpart–the eight king, logically, the one leading these armies. That beast, the roman empire and the eight king are basically one in biblical consideration as it say: 

And the beast that was (the roman empire) and is not, even he is the eighth
Being one, when the Great Babylon sat upon it, it implies an association with it. It also implies, if the beast is the roman empire, great Babylon sitting on it means, great babylon came from the Roman empire as it say:

Revelation 17:3,5

[3]So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

[5]And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

We believe the great Babylon is the catholic church being upon seven Mountains, the mountains of Rome as it say:

Revelation 17:9

[9]And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

And being the only religion that came from the roman empire, it is the most probable candidate for being the great babylon. And as illustrated above, great babylon sits upon the beast with 10 horns, the roman empire which is likewise a person as it say: 

Revelation 13:1-2,11-12

[1]And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

[2]And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

[3]And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

[11]And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
[12]And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

They worship the beast with 10 horns that was wounded and have a seat of power, meaning, the beast with 10horns is a human person as the second beast that exercise all his power, is a man as it say:

Revelation 13:18

[18]Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Being able for a man to fully exercise the power of the beast it must be that the beast is a man also. The catholic church or great Babylon sits upon the beast with 10horns, meaning there is an association. The beast being a natural leader as the deceiver of people as i expounded above would make him the leader of that association that would be in the catholic church. The beast being leader of the catholic church would makes him the pope. 

The beast being Gog, the leader of the world armies against israel would makes Gog the pope. And naturally, where the catholic church as headquarter is where Gog has been from, that is Rome which logically, is Magog.

Revelation 17:9

[9]And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

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One thought on “EXPLAINING GOG AND MAGOG

  1. Hello, I read your post.. Bro. Eli is teaching us all about Revelations and ENDTIMES.. This coming Sunday on the contents of the Great Tribulation.. What you said on Gog and Magog he has not yet expounded on, but the circumstances around your expose allude to his teachings.. I appreciate and hope we all come to the deeper mysteries secrets Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel are bringing to light, to God be the glory!

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