I have a few questions for you Mr.collins that I would love to get your input on…When it says the magog/gog attack on the land of israel…could it mean the first land of Israel…the land that the tribes of Israel was givem in the middel east by God 1000’s of years ago???I was just curious is all I would love to get your view on this issue sir.The reason I ask is because many believe the final Major war will be fought somewere in the middle east…it talks about 200 million troops of the beast power…being there at the end…wouldn’t someone else have to be fighting against the beast power before God returns for his final rule? sorry for so many questions I was just curious and wanted to see how you felt about these issues…
Thanks so much for yout time.scott
No need to apologize for asking a number of questions. They are good ones and they relate to the same topic..
I do not think that the Ezekiel 38 “Gog-Magog” attack is against the old Promised Land in the Mideast. The main reason is that “Israel” (the biblical identifier for the people of ten tribes of Israel) does not live in the Mideast any more. The Ezekiel 38 attack is against the “people of Israel” so it will be directed against the nations where the people of the modern ten tribes of Israel dwell in “the latter days.” Also, only Judah is prophesied to live in the old Promised Land at the end of our age (Zephaniah 2:1-7), and Judah is the Jewish/Israeli people. However, it is correct that the great “Armageddon” war at the end of this age will include the Mideast as a battle theater.
Jeremiah 30:1-24 is a prophecy about the latter days (verse 24) which indicates both Israel and Judah will be simultaneously attacked at the end of this age. Since Ezekiel 38 includes no nation descended from Abraham in its list of attackers, it is quite possible that all the nations descended from Abraham will be attacked at the end of this age by the Gog-Magog alliance. Ezekiel 38 describes that part of the end-time war that applies to the nations of the ten tribes of “Israel” (few believers notice that “Judah” is not mentioned anywhere in Ezekiel 38-39). Joel 2 also describes this same attack against Israel in the latter days by invaders coming from the north (compare Ezekiel 38:15 and Joel 2:20). However, Zechariah 14 and Revelation 16:12-18 describe the attack which will come from the east against Judah. Daniel 11:44 prophesies that the final king of the north leader will have his kingdom attacked from the north and east at the very end of this age. These are the directions from which the nations of the ten tribes and the people of Judah are attacked at the very end of this age, indicating the final king of the north will be the political leader over all the tribes of Israel in the modern western world (and their allies). Both the attack from the north against the tribes of Israel and the attack from the east versus Judah end at the same exact point of prophetic time (Ezekiel 39:8 and Revelation 16:17) where the scriptures pronounce “It is done” so it is evident that Ezekiel 38-39 and Revelation 16 describe the same end-time war. The final prophesied war will be everywhere on earth. That is why Jesus Christ prophesied in Matthew 24:21-22 that “no flesh” would survive at the end of this age unless Divine intervention occurred.
Hope this makes the issues clearer.