From: Marilyn AgeeRe: Amy VanGerpen,"RE: Raul D - Burning Weapons"Hi:> > I believe that Ezekiel 38 and 39 depict the opening and closing scenes of the Tribulation. Ezekiel 38-39:16 appears to cover one regional event, and Ezekiel 39:17, thru the end of the chapter, appears to cover a different event that is on a worldwide scale. I discuss this in detail, along with timing issues in this study:I read your study.However, I think the Gog and Magog war of Eze 38 is on the Day of the Lord that is also the Day of God's Wrath. On your web site, you quoted Eze 38:18-20. It is plain in those verses. I will capitalize key words in it to help us understand the finality of it.> > Ezekiel 38:18-20 "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that MY FURY will show in My face. For in My jealousy and IN THE FIRE OF MY WRATH I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a GREAT EARTHQUAKE in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and ALL MEN WHO ARE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH SHALL SHAKE AT MY PRESENCE. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and EVERY WALL SHALL FALL TO THE GROUND.'Every wall worldwide will fall. Every building will fall. The cities of the nations will fall. It will be the end of civilization as we have known it. It will be the end of the Tribulation, not the beginning.Rev 8:5 tells us about it, saying, "And the angel took the censer (representing the asteroid), and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an EARTHQUAKE." This is the worldwide earthquake.On that Day of God's Wrath, there will be a great worldwide earthquake when the mountain-sized asteroid of Rev. 8:8 impacts the Mediterranean Sea and the asteroid Wormwood of Rev. 8:10,11 obliterates Babylon in the land of Shinar.
Rev 18:21 agrees, saying, "And a mighty angel took up a stone (an asteroid) like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea (i.e., the Mediterranean Sea), saying, Thus (i.e., likewise) with violence (another asteroid impact) shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."
Isa 22:16-19 tells us more about the impact of Satan's asteroid Wormwood on the Earth. It says, "What hast thou here? (Babylon) and whom hast thou here (the Satan possessed False Prophet), that thou (the False Prophet) hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock (Wormwood)? Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. HE WILL SURELY VIOLENTLY TURN AND TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL INTO A LARGE COUNTRY: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. And I WILL DRIVE THEE FROM THY STATION, AND FROM THY STATE SHALL HE PULL THEE DOWN."Rev. 16:17-20 tells us about that GREAT WORLDWIDE EARTHQUAKE that the asteroid impacts cause. It says, "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, IT IS DONE. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and THERE WAS A GREAT EARTHQUAKE, SUCH AS WAS NOT SINCE MEN WERE UPON THE EARTH, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city (Jerusalem) was divided into three parts, and THE CITIES OF THE NATIONS FELL: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of HIS WRATH. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."> > Ezekiel 39:21-24 "I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see MY JUDGMENT which I have EXECUTED (i.e., on the Day of God's Wrath), and My hand which I have laid on them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward.> > We are now talking about God's Judgment on all the nations. This will be the time of the 2nd Coming of Jesus and His battle against the nations during the Armageddon campaign.> > Ezekiel 39:11-13 "It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of Hamon Gog. For SEVEN MONTHS the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on THE DAY THAT I AM GLORIFIED," says the Lord GOD.I think there will be SEVEN MONTHS between the Day of God's Wrath (probably on Tishri 1, 5776) and the Second Advent (probably on Nisan 1, 5776, the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee years). Dan. 12:11 tells us that there will be 1290 days. The extra 30 days is because that year will be a Leap Year with a 13th month. 5776 will be a Leap Year.> > In fact, the "7 years" in Ezekiel 39:9 may even be a clue that the War is at the beginning of Daniel's 70th Week.I think the burning of the weapons takes place in the Millennium, after the Day of God's Wrath, after Christ returns, after Armageddon, which starts when Christ and his army arrive on Earth.> > Ezekiel 38:18-20...The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground (6th Seal?).'7th Seal.Rev 8:1-5 says, "And when he had opened the SEVENTH SEAL, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And THE ANGEL TOOK THE CENSER, AND FILLED IT WITH FIRE OF THE ALTAR, AND CAST IT INTO THE EARTH: AND THERE WERE VOICES, AND THUNDERINGS, AND LIGHTNINGS, AND AN EARTHQUAKE."The earthquake ties this to Eze 39:20.
Eze 39:22 says, "So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day (the Day of God's Wrath) and forward."> > Question: Will the rapture of the Church take place before the Gog and Magog War?
> > Answer: Scripture seems to indicate so. God will be pouring out HIS WRATH during the Gog and Magog War, and the Church is promised to not have to endure the Wrath of God.I agree.