Hi:> > This time frame of a seven years' cleanup may reflect Daniel's Seventieth Week. If so, then this war signals the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation.
I think the Gog and Magog war will take place on the Day of God's Wrath.
Concerning the Day of God's Wrath, Eze 38:18-23 says, "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 (Day of God's Wrath) there shall be a great shaking (i.e., the worldwide earthquake) 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 (lit., face, when they see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky), 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."
Concerning the Millennium, Isa 2:4 says, "And he (Jesus) shall JUDGE AMONG THE NATIONS, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
Wouldn't they have to melt the metal with fire to turn weapons like tanks into plowshares?Let's look at Eze. 39 carefully. Burning the weapons follows the Gog and Magog war (Eze. 38:18-20), which takes place on the Day of God's Wrath, the day of the worldwide earthquake. I think the Israelites will burn the weapons during the first 7 years of the Millennial Rule of Christ. That would be after the Gog and Magog war (probably on Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015) and after Armageddon (probably on Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016).Concerning the end of the Gog and Magog war, Eze 39:1-13 says, "1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 4 THOU SHALT FALL UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog (i.e., the burning mountain asteroid of Rev. 8:8 will spew fire over Russia and then impact the Mediterranean Sea), and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD (people will see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky). 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, IT IS COME, AND IT IS DONE, saith the Lord GOD; THIS IS THE DAY WHEREOF I HAVE SPOKEN (the Day of God's Wrath). 9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth (i.e., after the Day of God's Wrath), and shall set on fire and BURN THE WEAPONS, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall BURN THEM WITH FIRE SEVEN YEARS: 10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire (THE METAL COULD BE MELTED IN A BLAST FURNACE): and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD. 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. 12 AND SEVEN MONTHS (Tishri 1 to Nisan 1 in a Leap Year, probably 5776) SHALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL BE BURYING OF THEM, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (i.e., the day of the SECOND ADVENT), saith the Lord GOD."
Virginia Arnke (27 Oct 2010)
"THE RAPTURE, GOG, AND HANUKKAH PUZZLE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER... Posted byVirginia Arnke 10/26/10"according to Ezekiel 39:9-10:
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the hand staves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.
This time frame of a seven years' cleanup may reflect Daniel's Seventieth Week. If so, then this war signals the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation.