“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.” Ezekiel 38
Jesus explained world events would be tied to Jerusalem in Matthew 24, where Jesus also saw a Jewish Temple rebuilt and part of the Tribulation events. So for this Temple to be built (that Paul, John, and Daniel also saw prophetically, with Christ), something must happen during the “times of the Gentiles” (Luke 21:24). That may be what we are seeing happening all around us in the world events touching upon the Nation of Israel.
Are we Living for Heaven Today? As He taught on the End of Days, Jesus revealed that all of the magnificent buildings of Herod would become rubble. . . and that nothing on earth ever lasts; but Jesus came to His disciples with an offer of something they could become a part of that never ends. Open to Luke 21:36 with me to see Christ’s application of prophecy, this is before we even look at our study tonight. “Watch therefore, and pray always…” (Luke 21:36) Pray is the word for beg, implore and beseech, it is an intense word! It was used after the chapter filled with prophecy and end times. Jesus was asking us: What are you intensely asking (begging) God to be doing through your life that will last forever? That is what should most be on our hearts as we study a prophecy. Not whether our view is perfect and every detail is what will happen, it is whether we are living for what really matters! One of our challenges as students of the Bible is to study & search the Scriptures, seek to come to Biblical conclusions, and then wait. We are called to do what the Lord left us to do, and not to spend all of our time speculating about what every possible news event has to do with the prophecies. God is watching over His Word, He will perform it, and we are to be found faithfully doing what He left us to do! Turn with me to Psalm 83. Tonight we start with the Confederacy of Hate, a group of nations that seek Israel, but that never existed contemporaneously, ever in history. Yet God’s Word says they together seek to destroy Israel and end up like whirling dust. The Confederacy of Hate (EBI-11; 130908PM) Join the LAND OF THE BOOK channel to get access to weekly video releases over the next year totaling 50+ EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS that feature weekly in-depth Bible Study lessons with John & Bonnie. Clips are taken at just one of the places where we are taking our virtual journey through all the Lands of the Bible & Great Museums of the Bible on the Paul’s Life & Letters Course. Plus all the assigned HOLY LAND, Paul’s Life & Letters Course STUDY RESOURCES, and John’s two most loved books–David’s Spiritual Secret & Living Hope for the End of Days at: / @dtbm Follow Discover the Book Ministries to stay up to date: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discovertheb… DTBM Academy Courses: https://dtbma.com/Default.aspx