Michael Colunga (15 Jan 2017)
"Bible study 201: As Regards Isaiah 46:11..."

Hello, John and Doves,
"From the east" is an interesting phrase.
In Isaiah the Nevi we read,
     I will call a swift bird of prey from the east--a leader from a distant land to come and do my bidding. I have said what I would do, and I will do it.
[From biblehub.com--Isaiah 46:11 NLT]
It brings to mind a bright spring or summer morning. What did Gandalf say before the Battle of the Hornburg?
     "Look to my coming, at first light, on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East."
--From the Peter Jackson film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/ttt/14.]
Now, if 2012 was year Zero [named after Zero, of course😝], then 2017 becomes year 5!
It is written,
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[From biblehub.com--Matthew 24:27 KJV]
Certainly, the part where Gollum falls into the Crack of Doom with The Ring in hand is comparable to the battle at the end of the Millennium, when The Enemy is vanquished forever.
It is written also,
    7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison
8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
[From biblehub.com Revelation 20:7-10 NIV]