Will the Gog and Magog invasion upon Jerusalem happen in our lifetime?

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Speaker 1

So Roland is asking. Recently, during various discussions with Bible scholars, I’ve discovered that there seems to be some confusion regarding the Gog and Magog invasion. Many scholars believe that we will see this invasion in our lifetime and that it’s is even imminent in view of the current situation in the eastern regions where the movement will start. I have carefully read Ezekiel 38 in Revelation 20. According to my own understanding, this will only happen when Satan is released after price millennium’s rain. Furthermore, Ezekiel indicates that it will happen when the Holy City is at peace, resulting in a land of unwalled villages and having neither bars nor gates. This bears no reflection of the current situation of high dividing walls and numerous checkpoints and restrictions of movement. Please put me right.

Speaker 2

All right. So Roland, you are very observant and spot on. So we just talked about the millennium, right? And that Satan is locked up because he’s stuck on Earth. Earth is destroyed, the wicked were dead and at the end of millennium the wicked are resurrected and he has access to them. Let’s look at what happens next. Then Revelation 20 signing of verse seven. It says now when 1000 years have expired, satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, GOG and Magog, to gather them together to battle those whose number is as the sand of the sea. And this makes sense, right, if all the wicked who ever lived through all time were resurrected. I mean, we had billions of humans alive today, but how many billions upon billions have lived for thousands of years and they’re all live. And the number of the wake it are going to vastly, probably outnumber the righteous. So it’s going to be this huge sea, a huge ocean of people that now Satan has that he can gather together and muster against the Holy City, god’s.

Speaker 2

Holy people. So go back to Revelation 20, verse nine. It says they went up against the breath of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophets are. And they were to mentor A and I forever and ever. They’re destroyed. God just takes them out. Say they think they could conquer the Holy City with this giant, giant mass of people, right? Look, I got all these billions of people, God, and you got whatever number you got. I could totally take you on, right? And surely God, you’re not going to destroy all these people. A God out of act of love, out of necessity to protect all that is good, has to now take the final step to bring it into the rebellion. And once we’re all put into sin can you think of a better climax? You can’t even write a better movie than this. When the wicked do like the most possible wicked thing, like outright assault on God, his kingdom and God’s people, I mean, they want to kill, they want to destroy, they want to take over.

Speaker 2

What more now can God do? That was almost like an act of selfdefense to destroy sin and the wicked with it. And this is what we see now in Revelation 20 at the end of millennium with this Goga Magoga. Magog is not and really, I think it’s important to address this right now. This is a very timely thing. A lot of people, if you read the Bible, take a quick look at Ezekiel 39, I think it is. It talks about oh, yeah, okay, so Zekil 38, for example, 38, verse two, it says, son of man, set your face against GOG of the land of baggage, the prince of Roche. It’s a Roche. A lot of people think that Roche refers to the ruse who are the Russians? And a lot of people then think that, well, we got to rebuild Jerusalem, we got to rebuild the temple so that the Russians can come in, surround the holy city, and then GOG versus get magic thing will be fulfilled. And I think this drives a lot of policy, it drives a lot of wars, it drives a lot of Zionism that we’re seeing in this world today because of this misinterpretation of this verse.

Speaker 2

And this is why everybody, I think, is out to rush to make Russians the bad guy. And I’m not defending Buddha, I’m not defending what’s going on in these days. But I think, why are we always so fixated on Russia? Why Russia? Why Russia, always Russia? Why have they been the bad guy for going on, it feels like 100 years now. I think a lot of it traces back to these verses and this misinterpretation of them. And I think there’s only something that came in heaven. When we see the books are open, we’ll realize just how much these misinterpretations are driving world events. So it’s important to understand God versus Magag. This is the end time people surrounding the holy city. And, yeah, why the gates are the way they are, I don’t know the answer to that one. I think the gates are going to be more open after the wicked are destroyed. I don’t think God is going to let the wicked just march right into the holy city. Afterwards, that will be opened up. Hope this is helpful for you for Garbage versus Magog. By the way, one more way to confirm the connection to the end time events.

Speaker 2

Ezekiel 39, it also talks about GOG and verse six, it says, and I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they will know that I am the Lord. So destruction by fire, same thing we see in Revelation. How do you interpret Ezekiel? There’s a lot in Ezekiel that has not come to pass, and a lot of the understanding is, okay, Ezekiel, maybe something that could have happened if the Jews were faithful and didn’t go down the path of apostasy that we saw during the time of Jesus. If they were faithful, they follow God’s plan. Maybe things would have turned out differently. And then what we have now is God bringing these older prophecies to fulfillment in a different way. It’s close, but it’s similar, but it’s not going to be exactly the same. Just like the temple in Ezekiel was never built, it’s not been built. That’s something. Maybe it could have happened. There was a conditional proceed. It hasn’t happened, but maybe it will be fulfilled in a different way. So that’s how you Handle Zika is a very interesting book, but there’s a lot of context, a lot to go into really understanding how it applies.

Speaker 2

All right, I think that covers it.

Speaker 1

Did you have anything to add?

Speaker 2

That was very thorough.

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