The Prophecies Of Ezekiel

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The prophecies of Ezekiel parallel the prophecies of Revelation. The difference between the two is the perspective of the narrative. Ezekiel is written from the point of view of the people of God. Revelation is written from the perspective of the wicked under the same circumstances. For example, Revelation 13 is a warning about receiving the mark of the beast. Ezekiel 9 is about receiving the mark of God.

Ezekiel is really about a prophecy that has mostly come through for Israel after the return from Babylon. In it, the promises of God are prophesied in a future that God wants to give them according to His promises. But Israel kept on disobeying. So, now we come to the end of time, when God extends the unfulfilled prophecy and promises to global Israel. So, although we have striking similarities, we can see that the differences are related to a bigger plan. All the nations of the earth join Israel and have the same rights of inheritance as the twelve tribes.

The Day Of The Lord
Christ is the "Son of Man" and every reference to "son of man" in Ezekiel are instructions to Christ. Most of these Old Testament prophecies are about the coming day of the Lord. It is a period when God conquers the evil nations and establishes a kingdom of righteousness. The day of the Lord is characterized by several events.

The Structure Of Ezekiel
As I give short examples of the similarity between the two prophecies, notice that they appear to be written in the same order. So, we cannot understand Revelation without understanding the Old Testament. All the New Testament prophecies are repetition of the unfulfilled Old testament prophecies or the repeat of a pattern that God has demonstrated in His history with the Jews. Revelation indicates that Babylon would return at the end of time. It cannot be the same Babylon, because the prophecies state that that Babylon would never rise again. So we look for a new power with the same behavior as the old. We can learn from that ancient history.
Symbols of Revelation and Ezekiel Compared
Chapter Revelation Chapter Ezekiel Comments
4-5 The Throne of God 1 The Throne of God The majesty of God
10The Scroll is Eaten 2 - 3 The Scroll is Eaten The prophet is called
12Siege by Babylon 4 Siege of Babylon The sign of doom to Israel
6-7 The Seven Seals 5-7 The curses sent The wicked reject the covenant
13 The first four commandments changed and broken 8 The first four commandments broken The law of God is changed to worship the beast
13 The Mark of the Beast 9 The Mark of God The world is separated into two
10 Day of Atonement 12 No more delay No more delay. Judgment begins
14-18 The Three Angel's Message 13-33 The Nations are warned The final warning to the world
17 Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots 23 Babylon, Mother of Harlots Harlot judged by her lovers
17 Satan 28 The king of Tyre The judgment of Satan
18 The Fall of Babylon 26-27 The Fall of Babylon The Fall of Babylon
11, 19 Judgment of the church 34 The Sheep are Judged The judgment of the church
19 The Slayer with the sword 21 The polished sword The sword flashes like lightning
14 The Gathering of Israel 36 Israel Regathered Jews return to the land of Israel
20 The resurrection 37 The Dry Bones Revived The resurrection of the righteous
19-22 Armageddon 38-39 Armageddon The final battle
21-22 Heaven 40-48 Heaven The Temple and Tribes of God

The Son Of Man: A Messianic Prophecy
Ezekiel contains the most references to the term "son of man" An examination of the comparison above shows that the "Son of man" also experienced this sequence of events on the cross.

Chapter 1: The Throne Of God
God on fire Vision of God
The Burning ManEzekiel's Vision of the Throne of God
Although this vision came after some of the other visions, it is written first. Ezekiel starts with a vision of the throne of God, because this validation supports all the previous visions that he had. The man that he saw in previous visions was now identified as God Himself.

Then I noticed the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him. As the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking. (Ezekiel 1: 27-28)

Chapter 2-3: A Prophet Is Called
Then I looked and behold, a hand was extended to me and lo a scroll was in it. When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and the back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe. (Ezekiel 2: 9-10)
This scroll was the covenant which was written on both sides. The lamentations, mourning and woes are a result of the curses. We find the same sequence of events in Revelation. When He ascended the throne, the Lamb opened the sealed scroll which was also written on both sides. When the seven seals were opened, the curses were sent. This is the same as the lamentations on the scroll.

» The Bitter Sweet Scroll. Then He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat the scroll and go speak to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. He said to me "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you". Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.
(Ezekiel 3: 1-3, 14)

The Angel With The Book
Revelation 4 and 5 also introduces the throne of God, a sealed book written on both sides and the same creatures that Ezekiel saw in chapters one to three.

I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. (Revelation 5: 1)
We even have an angel who has the same description of God on the throne.
I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun and his feet like pillars of fire. and he had in his hand a little book which was open. He put his right foot on the sea and his left on the land and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices. (Revelation 10: 1-3)

When both prophets eat the book, it tastes like honey but later became bitter.
» The Bitter Sweet Book. So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, "Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey". I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. And they said to me, "You must prophecy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings". (Revelation 10: 9-11)

» The Flying Scroll. Zechariah saw a flying scroll which had the curse written on both sides.
And he said to me, "what do you see?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll, its length is twenty cubits and its width is ten cubits". Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land. Surely everyone who steals will be purged away by the writings written on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side". (Zechariah 5: 2-3)

The Book Of The Covenant
We demonstrated in the lesson on the seven seals, that this book is the book of the covenant. The opening of the seals revealed the legal terms of the covenant. The blessings and curses. For a rebellious people this caused the curses, or the lamentations and woe. Ezekiel follows the same pattern. The rest of Ezekiel shows that application of this punishment to Israel and the whole world and the promised blessings.

Chapter 4-5: The Prophet As A Sign
Ezekiel was a prophet to the generation that would see the fulfillment of the prophecies. His life and actions became a sign or a living prophecy to the people.
Load the baggage on your shoulder in their sight and carry it out in the dark. You shall cover your face so that you cannot see the land, for I have set you as a sign to the house of Israel. ... Say, "I am a sign to you. As I have done, so it will be done to them; they will go into exile, into captivity". (Ezekiel 12: 6, 11). See also Ezekiel 24: 24.

So, the generation that will see the fulfillment of a major prophecy should expect to see signs that will warn them of the coming fulfillment. The signs will be seen in the odd behavior of their prophets and in the environment around them. The signs will duplicate the fulfillment of the prophecy or their actions while the fulfillment is occurring.

Israel Assyrian Captivity (390 Years) Freedom
721 Assyria 609 Babylon Rules (70 Years) 539 Persia 331 Greece Rome
Judah Battle of Carcemish Carcemish 587 588 Siege 586 Temple Destroyed Temple Destroyed 546 Judah Free
Independent Controlled by Babylon All People Exiled (40 Years) 546 538 First Decree to Rebuild

Chapter 5-7: Warning: The Wrath Of God
As God warns the people about their sins, He reminds them of the curses. Lamentations and woe will come in His judgments.
Moreover, I will send on you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you of children; plague and bloodshed also will pass through you, and I will bring the sword on you. I, the Lord have spoken. (Ezekiel 5: 17)
... "How much more when I send My four severe judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, wild beasts and plague to cut off man and beast from it". (Ezekiel 14: 21)

On the day of wrath every precious thing will be useless.
They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. (Ezekiel 7: 19)
And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more. cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet ... for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste ... "So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence and will not be found any longer. (Revelation 18: 11-12, 17, 21)

Chapter 8: The First Four Commandments And The Abomination
#CommandmentEzekiel 8 Revelation 13 Revelation 14: 9,11
1Worship One God Worship the idol of Jealousy (Verse 5)They worship the beast (Verse 4)Worship the beast
2Do not worship images Carved images in the temple (Verses 10-11) Worship the image of the beast (Verse 14-15)Worship the image of the beast
3Do not take the name of the Lord in vain Loved the name of Tammuz (Verse 14)Blasphemed God and took the name of the beast (Verse 6, 17) Receives the mark of his name
4Sabbath Sun worship (Verse 16)The mark of the beast. (Forced Sunday worship) (Verse 17)No rest day or night.
No Sabbath rest
-Day 7 Time (665) (Verse 1)The number of his name is 666 (Verse 18)-
There was abomination in the house of God because the priests broke the commandments and changed the worship of God. This apostasy occurred while the people were captives in Babylon. At the end of time, while we are living in Babylon the Great a similar apostasy occurs. The church and state create a new covenant when they change the law of God and force the whole world to worship the dragon through these laws. They also change the first four commandments.
Maker of the SunSun god
Promised SeedVegetation god
Crucified and resurrectedDeath and rebirth
This pattern also validates our claim that the breaking of the fourth commandment involves sun worship, or in our case, a change from the Sabbath to worship on Sunday, a day dedicated to the Sun. What is also remarkable is that God described each abomination as being worse than the former.
Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. (Ezekiel 8: 15-18)
So the apostasy is complete when Sun worship occurs.

An Earlier Abomination. Tammuz was the god of the sun, vegetation, death and rebirth. He rose from the dead every spring. He appears to be usurping the role of Christ. The name of Christ is the name that we should call upon to be saved. Not Tammuz, a prototype of the Antichrist.

Chapter 9: The Mark Of God
When the end comes, the righteous and wicked are separated by a mark. This mark allows death to pass over you. In Ezekiel, one man did the marking and six executed the punishment. During the exodus, it was the house that was marked by the blood of the Passover lamb. Everyone inside the house was saved by the blood of the lamb.
» Mark the Righteous. The Lord said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst".
» Kill the Wicked. But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after Him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare." Utterly slay old men, young women, maidens, little children, and women,
» Save the Righteous. but do not touch any man on whom is the mark;
» Start with the Church. and you shall start from My sanctuary. So they started with the elders who were before the temple.
(Ezekiel 9: 4-6)

In Revelation, both the righteous and the wicked are marked. This is for the purpose of bringing judgment and justice.
» The Mark of God. Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His name and the name of the Father written on their foreheads. (Revelation 14 : 1)

» The Mark of the Beast. And he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13 : 17)
... they have no rest day or night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name (Revelation 14 : 11)
This condemnation mentions perversions of the first four commandments (beast, image, name of the beast and no rest).
665. It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month ... (Ezekiel 8 : 1)
This was the date after the Babylonian captivity when he had the vision of the apostasy in Jerusalem. Sunset was 666. If you think of the number 666 as any measurement in three dimension then this is also a correlation to the 666 of the parallel story in Revelation 13 with the dimensions related to time.

The Abomination And The Mark Of Christ
This prophecy has multiple applications as if it is based on a law about the steps involved in punishing abominations against God - breaking the first four commandments. The same pattern is shown in the final abomination when The Mark Of The Beast apostasy infects the world. Ezekiel wrote this prophecy from the perspective of God's condemnation of the priests and their abominations in the temple. This time we will look at it as a Messianic prophecy from the perspective of how the priests viewed their God as an abomination and how they tore down His body temple.

Chapter 12: No More Delay
The people were beginning to express doubt because the prophecy took a long time to be fulfilled.
Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel saying "The days are long and every vision fails"?.
For I the Lord will speak and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord God.
(Ezekiel 12: 22,25)
and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets. (Revelation 10: 6-7)

In the last days the mockers will essentially claim that the delay was from the beginning of creation.
Know this first of all that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation". (2 Peter 3: 3-4)

Chapter 13-33: Warning The Nations
Several chapters were a warning to Israel and the surrounding nations and the leaders. This is equivalent to the message of the three angels, who have the gospel for every tribe, nation and language.
And I saw another angel fly in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. And he said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give Him glory because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and springs of waters". (Revelation 14: 6-7)
All these nations usurped the power of God as ruler and creator and rejoiced in the suffering of Israel.
In punishing these nations God seemed to be saying that the nations sinned when they took advantage of Israel. They should have helped her and comforted her. Instead they looted and plundered and laughed at her calamity. So, even though we will be persecuted, we should have pity on the nations when they are punished.

Chapter 21: The Sword
Son of man, prophesy and say, thus says the Lord. Say, "A sword, a sword sharpened and also polished! Sharpened to make a slaughter. Polished to flash like lightning! Or shall we rejoice, the rod [scepter] of My son despising every tree?" It is given to be polished, that it may be handled. The sword is sharpened and polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer. (Ezekiel 21: 9-11)
The Rod Which Despises. Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh. For there is a testing; and what if even the rod which despises will be no more? says the Lord. (Ezekiel 21: 12-13)

Chapter 22: The Sins Of The People
Son of man, say to her, you are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation. (Ezekiel 22: 24)
On the Day of the Lord the wicked are without the Holy Spirit. They missed the Latter Rain and are filthy with sins.

Chapter 16 and 23: Babylon, The Mother Of Harlots
Samaria and Jerusalem are described as two harlot sisters. They were unfaithful with Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon.
Jerusalem and Her Daughter are Whores. Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb concerning you, "Like mother, like daughter". (Ezekiel 16: 44)
Jerusalem is a Naked Whore. ... They will take your sons and your daughters; and your survivors will be consumed by fire. They will also strip you of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels. They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare ... (Ezekiel 23: 25-26, 29)

Babylon the Great is also condemned for prostitution and prostituting her daughters and nakedness.
... "Come here and I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality ...
Babylon and Her Daughters are Whores. and on her forehead a name was written, "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth".
Babylon is a Naked Whore. ... And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.
(Revelation 17: 1-2, 5, 16)

Burned with Fire. They shall not take a woman who is defiled by prostitution. ... And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by harlotry, she profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire. (Leviticus 21: 7, 9)
The daughter of a priest who prostitutes herself is burned with fire. Babylon the Great has a religious origin so she is punished with fire.

Chapter 26-28: The Fall Of Babylon And The King Of Tyre
This chapter is divided into two distinct parts that describe one person. It captures the description of Satan in Revelation 17 who is an eighth head that is part of the seven heads. They are separate, yet one. So we see that the little horn who is pretending to be god is an extension of Satan who is trying to remove God from His throne.

Chapter 34: Judgment Of The House Of God
This chapter describes the duties of the good shepherd and the judgment that will fall on both the bad sheep and the bad shepherds. In the prophecy of the seven churches in Revelation 1 to 3, we show how Jesus was the good shepherd to a series of bad churches. By the time of the judgment, it would be the time of the seventh church. The church of Laodicea would be the church that would be judged.
Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them, "Behold, I even I will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep". ... Therefore I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep and another. (Ezekiel 34: 20, 22)

The Fat Sheep Of Laodicea. So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing", and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. (Revelation 3: 16-17)

Chapter 36: The Gathering Of Israel
Since he lived during the Babylonian captivity Ezekiel must be prophesying about the return from Babylon. However, certain features of the prophecy clearly place the promises after the coming of the Holy Spirit in 31 AD and during the reign of Babylon the Great at the end of time.
Babylon Greek Roman 31 AD Cross Holy Spirit Holy Spirit 136 AD Scattered 2000 Years 1948 Babylon The Great Holy Spirit
Captivity Occupation Roman Captivity and Scattering Israel Gathered

Chapter 37: The Restoration Of Israel
The Revival Of The Dry Bones
After the judgment of the church comes the resurrection of the church. The concept of a resurrection is fully described in at least three places in the old testament.
Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12: 2)
Your dead will live. Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust awake and shout for joy, for your dew is as the dew of the dawn, and the earth will give birth to the departed spirits. (Isaiah 26: 19)
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceeding great army. Then He said to me "Son of man, this is the whole house of Israel ..." (Ezekiel 37: 10-11)

Revelation describes two resurrections, one thousand years apart. The first is for the righteous, the second is for the wicked.
... and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years ... this is the first resurrection. (Revelation 20: 4-5)

The Whole House of Israel. This is not only the physical nation of Israel. It is everyone who accepts Christ as their Messiah. They will come to life. It could also include the time when they are born again, just before the first resurrection.

The Separation And Reunion Of Israel
The tribes of Israel were divided after the death of Solomon and the ten northern tribes were taken away into captivity by the Assyrians in 721 BC and never returned to Israel. Then the Babylonians took the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin and their priests in 539 BC and they returned to the land seventy years later.
How can we date the events of this prophecy? Ezekiel lived during the Babylonian captivity, 200 years after the northern tribes of Israel had been taken away. So Ezekiel must be describing another separation of the sons of Israel, using the division of the northern and southern tribes as a pattern.

Chapter 38-39: Armageddon (Gog And Magog)
Wheel Jesus Christ
The Plagues And The Battle
The events of the crucifixion followed the pattern of the seven last plagues.
On the cross, Christ fought a battle against all the attacks of Satan.
Wheel The Feast Of Tabernacles. During this feast the Jews read this portion of Ezekiel on the second day. The pattern shows that this battle is part of the feast.
Jesus also fulfilled the events of this feast when He tabernacled with humanity and that fulfillment will be summarized here in the inserts. However, the larger fulfillment at the end of time is presented here in detail.

Satan, who was confined to prison for the millennium, will be brought out to face the final judgment with his army.
I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords. (Ezekiel 38: 4)

This occurs at the Third Coming when the wicked have been resurrected for the final judgment.
After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. (Ezekiel 38: 8)
Wheel Jesus Christ
The Evil Army
The Roman army from the north was used by Satan to arrest and murder Jesus. In fact, the army was stationed in Caesarea in the north.

After the wicked are resurrected and judged and condemned to death, they try to fight for the city of God.
Wheel Jesus Christ
The Evil Plans Against Him
Judas and the priests in the Sanhedrin plotted to capture Jesus. He was beseiged by the people on the cross where He suffered the curses of the seven last plagues.

Son of man, set your face towards Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal and prophesy against him
Evil War Plans ... This says the Lord God, it will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan, and you will say, "I will go up against the land of unwalled villages, I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates".
Siege of Jerusalem. You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army.
Plagues. With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and all his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.
(Ezekiel 38: 2, 10-11,15, 22)

At the end of time, the people are divided into two nations. The righteous nation of global Israel will be safely in the city of God. The wicked are the nation of Gog from the land of Magog. They are led by Satan. Ezekiel gives us much more information. But Revelation gives us more context.
Siege of the New Jerusalem. When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they come up on the broad plain of the earth and surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. (Revelation 20: 7-9)

Wheel Jesus Christ
Two Nations
He reconciled the Jews and Gentiles, making one nation. However, as we accept or reject Him, the world is being divided into two camps.

The Last Two Nations
Before the millennium there are two nations, the righteous and the wicked.
After the millennium there are only two nations.

The Last Plague
A plague and a rain of fire fall on the wicked when they surround the city of Jerusalem and try to attack the righteous.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark? Now this is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem, their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. (Zechariah 14: 12)

Who Is The King Of The North?
One common interpretation of the identity of Gog and Magog is that it is the nations of Russia and China who will attack Israel during the battle of Armageddon. They are the kings from the remote parts of the north. Revelation clearly places the siege of Jerusalem by Gog and Magog after the millennium. Therefore Satan is Gog, the king of the North.
Jerusalem surrounded
Judgment (plagues)
Preparation (War)
Righteous Resurrected
God comes Satan Bound God comes Wicked Resurrected
Judgment (Hell fire)
Jerusalem surrounded
Destruction (War)
Preparation for Armageddon Eagle Feast of Birds Eagle
Battle of Armageddon
Gog: Antichrist and the USA Gog: Satan
However, we notice that the events before and after the millennium are a copy of each other.

Gog: The Princes Of Rosh, Meshech And Tubal
These are some rival arguments used to support the identity of these princes.

These princes are in the land of Turkey. An examination of these dual prophecies show that when the fulfillment occurs the power in charge will control the physical region of the nations named. Therefore, Gog has influence over Turkey.

The Battle In The Valley Of Hamon-Gog
The forces of good and evil will meet on the plains of Megiddo in a final battle when Gog will attack Israel.
On that day I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-Gog. (Ezekiel 39: 11)

The prophecy of Ezekiel is set after the millennium when Satan tries to attack Israel himself. His last failed attempt was just before the Second Coming when his human armies failed.

Ancient Babylon defeated Israel on the plains of Megiddo at the battle of Carcemish in 609 BC and began their seventy year captivity for iniquity. At the end of time Israel is faithful. So when Babylon the Great meets Israel at Megiddo in the Battle of Armageddon, God will fight for them. Interpreters have really confused two separate issues in the last war.

» Preparation for Armageddon. Before the millennium, there will also be a battle with the forces from the north and east. We have a picture of war with the Islamic countries as the king of Babylon the Great spreads confusion to all the nations from within the country of Babylon.
Babylon the Great is distressed at "rumors from the north and east" (Daniel 11: 44-45). It causes them to launch a furious attack in which it is defeated. In this same battle Israel is attacked by the nations around them. This is because Satan takes the opportunity to try to kill all the people of God in this global confusion because the enemies of the people of God try to blame them for the global terror.
Those who hate Israel will try to blame them for the deteriorating conditions in Palestine. Those who hate Christians will try to blame them for the actions of a Christian nation gone bad. And this nation tries to silence the real Christians who raise their voices against the atrocities and their war on religion. In fighting the Muslims with any tactics they learn to fight all religion so they attack their own.

The Combined Map of the Last War between Good and Evil
The Siege of Israel
Jewish: Hamon-Gog Christian: ArmageddonMuslim: Battle of Qaim

Cleansing The Land For Seven Months
Wheel Jesus Christ
Searching For The Dead
It is the people and the dead who continually defile the land. With His death Jesus cleansed the people in preparation for cleansing the whole earth.
Cleansing The Land. For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Employees Search. People will be continually employed in cleansing the land. They will spread out across the land and, along with others, they will bury any bodies that are lying on the ground.
Detailed Search. After the seven months they will carry out a more detailed search. As they go through the land, anyone who sees a human bone will leave a marker beside it until the gravediggers bury it in the Valley of Hamon Gog,
(Ezekiel 39: 12-15)

Global Israel. The righteous nation will be gathered at the end of time. Since touching and handling the dead is a defilement, we could not possibly be burying the dead after we are in our glorified bodies.

Wheel Local Israel. This prophecy is clearly about the end of time, after the Battle of Armageddon. Yet Jesus also fulfills them during the 2000 years after the crucifixion.
The fate of Israel is a pattern for the fate of all the righteous who will be reconciled with the rest of the universe.

The Feast Of Birds
God invites the birds to eat the bodies of the unburied wicked that cover the surface of the earth. This occurs at the Second Coming when the wicked are killed with fire and brimstone. However, in this context it seems that it will also occur after the third coming. At that time there will be a representation of the plague as the wicked rot while they are still standing. So there will probably be another feast for the birds before their dead bodies are thrown in the lake of fire.
And, you son of man, this says the Lord God; Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood. You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth ... (Ezekiel 39: 17, 18)

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great." (Revelation 19: 17-18)
Revelation describes the hail of fire at the Second Coming.
And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. (Revelation 16: 17-21)

The Final Gathering Of Israel
Ezekiel prophesied about the gathering of Israel when they returned from exile in Babylon. Samaria would be exiled for 390 years in Assyria and Judah for forty years. Babylon would control Judah for seventy years but exile most of the population for forty of those years.
So the gathering was not the return after the modern state of Israel was created or after the collapse of communism. But those modern events were a sign to the generation that would see the final ingathering. Christ would return and gather the righteous nation during their life time. At the end of time, the last nation that tries to conquer global Israel is also called Babylon the Great. God will gather people from all tribes and nations and tongues from out of the earth and save them from the persecution of Babylon. Then this prophecy will come through again for the global Israel.
But the final gathering of Israel triggers a war in which God reveals Himself as the defender of Israel.
When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of many nations. (Ezekiel 39: 27)
Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land, and I will leave none of them there any longer. (Ezekiel 39: 28)
In a cosmic sense, Adam and Eve and their children went into exile. And when God saves us and takes us to heaven, it will be a great victory to the rest of the nations in the universe that did not sin.

Chapter 40-48: The City And Temple And People Of God
Wheel Jesus Christ
The City And Temple
Jesus is the temple that was raised up after three days. This is the temple in which He now ministers as High Priest for us.
He went to heaven to build the city to receive us.
The end of both books describe the city of God and the twelve tribes who will live there. The exact meaning is discussed in the lesson on the twelve tribes of Israel because it cannot be understood without this knowledge. The temple is also described in the lesson on Ezekiel's temple. Both cities have certain common features.

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 100 minutes
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Copyright   First Created : June 2006. June 2008
Credits: Thanks Holy Spirit
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)