ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIES EVER TOLD / THE BATTLE OF GOG AND MAGOG
November 9, 2022 9:39 AM
MY HIDING PLACE
Dear brothers and sisters,
In this Word we will go over one of the biggest lies ever told which involves the re-gathering of God’s people as prophesied in various Scriptures denoted below. The understanding many have is that this re-gathering has already occurred in 1948 when Israel was declared a state. THIS IS A LIE!
For starters, here are some of the Scripture references that outline the re-gathering I am referring to. Please read over and study these chapters and verses on your own time. Also, note that this is by no means an exhaustive list.
For context on the history of Israel, please read all of Ezekiel 20. You may also want to check out Nehemiah 9, and Psalm 78. These are amazing chapters that provide a good overview of Israel’s history and timeline of events. They recount how the Israelites were a stiff-necked, rebellious nation who, time and time again, defied the Lord’s Laws and provoked Him to anger by seeking after other gods. For this reason, the Lord decided to disperse them throughout the nations.
Ezek.20:23-24 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; 24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols.
After a time of purging and purifying, the Lord said He would re-gathered His people from all over the countries they had been scattered.
Ezek.20:41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Now, this re-gathering will have significant markers to outline its prophetic fulfillment.
1. God will personally be involved in this re-gathering process.
Ezek.20:34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
Ezek.37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land.
This part of the prophecy is now in progress as Father is actively bringing His people back to their land little by little. But it has not yet fully fulfilled.
2. There would be one King over them all.
Ezek.37:22, 24a) And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd.
Jer.30:9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
Isa.9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Will the Lord resurrect King David and place him back on Israel’s throne? Or is this symbolic of Jesus’ kingdom? Either way, this hasn’t been fulfilled yet as the political state of Israel is NOT currently being led by the Lord Jesus nor His servant King David.
3. Once God’s people would settle in Israel (after their re-gathering), they would NO LONGER defile themselves with their idols.
Ezek.37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
Clearly the current political state of Israel has not fulfilled this portion. Like most other countries (if not all), they too are very much still attached to their idols, sins and abominations. On an individual level, I’m sure there are many devoted believers in the Lord Jesus in Israel who are no longer following idols. However, as a nation, Israel cannot claim to live set apart from idols in the true sense of the Word. Quite on the contrary, we know that Israel does not recognize Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. And they follow the abominable ways of Mystery Babylon, the harlot.
4. God’s people in Israel would follow God’s Laws (not to be confused with Jewish orthodox laws) and decrees.
Ezek.37:24b) they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
Once again, it is a requirement of prophecy that those of God’s people who will be part of the re-gathering will completely follow God’s Laws. They will be a sold out group and stand out among ALL other pagan nations. For the most part, the majority of these brethren worldwide are still undergoing purging, cleansing, to be purified and made holy in order to inherit God’s Promised land.
Did you know that under the Partition Resolution 181, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain a corpus separatum (a separate body) under international control administered by the United Nations?
Now, with regards to the symbol on the Israeli flag, that is the so-called ‘Star of David’: Have you ever done any research on its origins? If you take the time to look it up, you will discover that it has pagan origins. Also, please note that the Bible has zero references to any such ‘star’. On the other hand, here’s what the Holy Spirit pointed out to me instead:
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Please go ahead and look up the star of Moloch, Chiun and Remphan. You will be amazed!
THE BATTLE OF GOG and MAGOG
So, if the re-gathering of God’s people in Israel has not occurred yet, then neither is the battle of Gog and Magog as imminent as many say. Here is why:
Ezek.38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years THOU SHALT COME INTO THE LAND THAT IS BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SWORD, and IS GATHERED OUT OF MANY PEOPLE, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and THEY SHALL DWELL SAFELY ALL OF THEM.
Isa.66:18, 20 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I WILL GATHER ALL NATIONS AND TONGUES; and they shall come, and see my glory. 20 AND THEY SHALL BRING ALL YOUR BRETHREN FOR AN OFFERING UNTO THE LORD OUT OF ALL NATIONS UPON HORSES, AND IN CHARIOTS, AND IN LITTERS, AND UPON MULES, AND UPON SWIFT BEASTS, TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN JERUSALEM, SAITH THE LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.
Prior to the battle of Gog and Magog, there will be the ‘sword’ which will cause God’s people to shift around – all part of God’s plan as those who are Israel will be supernaturally directed to Israel. They will inhabit the land and live in safety. It will be God’s hand to provide this state of safety, not the government or UN or whatever other international organization.
The evil nations who will dare to come against Israel will say,
Ezek.38:11-12 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
But they will not succeed in their attempt to destroy Israel and God’s people. For the Lord will move on their behalf, fight the battle for them and destroy their enemies.
Ezek.38:18-23 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. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. 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. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.
SO, WHO EXACTLY IS ISRAEL?
The Bible says that it is NOT those descending literally from the seed of Abraham that are Israel, but rather the children of the promise that through Isaac his offspring would be reckoned. In other words, it is not the natural children of Abraham who are God’s children, but the children of the promise. In fact, if it was Abraham’s natural seed that produced Israel, then all of his children would be considered children of God. Moreover, Isaac had 2 sons, Jacob and Esau. Yet God said, ‘Jacob I loved, and Esau I hated’. Did you know that Abraham had 8 children? Aside from Isaac and Ishmael, he had 6 more with his second wife Keturah. You can read this in Gen.25:1-4.
Rom.9:6b)-8 For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Gal.3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
That is, if you belong to Christ, as in, do the things that Jesus asks you to do, then you are part of Abraham’s seed.
Matt.3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Matt.12:46-50 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN, THE SAME IS MY BROTHER, AND SISTER, AND MOTHER.
I conclude with one last passage where we see a confrontation between Jesus and the Jews that ‘believed in Jesus’. These claimed to be Abraham’s sons, but Jesus confirmed that they were of their father, the Devil.
*NOTE: that believing in Jesus does not make you part of Him. For even the demons know Him and shudder. But you are required to die to yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Him daily. For faith without deeds is dead!
John 8:31-58 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.