Ray (13 Jun 2021)
"The timing for the battle of Gog Magog"


 
Hi John and Doves,

Consider in which season shall Gog/Magog take place, we find the clue in Joel 2.

Joel 2:20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. 

I have stated before that Joel 2:20 depicts the same scenario in Ezekiel 38 or simply Gog/Magog.  The northern army is Gog's army. He shall attack Israel from the north. We are seeing the formation of Gog's army in Syria today. "into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward  the east sea". The east sea is Dead sea. From Ezekiel 38 we find God has a burial place for Gog. It is the valley of Hamongog, which is situated to the east of Dead sea.


Joel 2:21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

"and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month."

Immediately after the battle of Gog/Magog, God shall cause rain to come down to Israel, beginning with the former rain which is Autumn rain, and the latter rain/ spring rain. The raining season in Israel always begins in November, and ends in May.

Having said this, the battle of Gog/Magog shall take place  between summer and early Fall. Because God intervenes, this battle is short and decisive. By November, the battle should be over, in time for autumn rain arrives.

Ray