Psalms 83 War, The War of Gog and Magog

Psalms 83 War The War of Gog and Magog

There are Three major prophesied wars or battles before the return of Jesus to the earth. One major war at the end of the 1000 years, There are some small ones in other places.

An overview of what will happen {pure guess with minor insight from Scriptures} at the end time.

We are to watch and pray about what is happening in the world today, not to stress over what is happening.  We are told clearly in the Scriptures to Trust Jesus in all things.   Scary things are coming.

There are Three major prophesied wars or battles before the return of Jesus to the earth. One major war at the end of the 1000 years, There are some small ones in other places.

These are end times war:

  • Psalms 83 War: Israel against Muslim nations around Israel, to build the Temple with Europe alongside the Jews.
  • Gog and Magog war: selected nations led by Russia, who they support.  2 times.
  • The Armageddon battle: will be in the valley of Megiddo and involves all world nations.  Europe will already be in place for this battle.  Is Jesus bringing Magog to prepare for battle, then will battle Jesus.

How do you wonder how the Antichrist {beast and false prophet} will help Israel, make a peace treaty or covenant, Europe and how Muslim will allow Israel to build the Temple on Temple mount, and then the Antichrist take the Temple over as Israel flees Jerusalem to Petra.  Maybe Psalms 83 gives some type of insight on this subject.

Psalms 83 is a plea for God to rescue the nation of Israel from its enemies that surrounds them from complete defeat and destruction. This is an unfulfilled prophecy of an end-times battles, which occurs prior to the Gog/Magog and Armageddon Battle.

Who are the players?   What nations are involved in this conflict with Israel were Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine {Psalms 83:6-8}.

Psalms 83:1-3 (A song and a psalm by Asaph.) Our God, don’t just sit there, silently doing nothing!  (2)  Your hateful enemies are turning against you and rebelling.  (3)  They are sly, and they plot against those you treasure.

Why do they say this

Psalms 83:4-5 They say, “Let’s wipe out the nation of Israel and make sure that no one remembers its name!”  (5)  All of them fully agree in their plans against you, and among them are

Psalms 83:6-8 Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites;  (7)  Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia and Phoenicia.  (8)  Even Assyria has joined forces with Moab and Ammon.

Psalms 83:9-11 Deal with them as you did to Midian {Gideon victory-300 men}, Sisera {Deborah and Barak victory}, and Jabin at the Kishon Brook {flood}.  (10)  They were destroyed at Endor {King Saul/witch} and became as dung on the ground.  (11)  Punish their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, {lost to Gideon} and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, {lost to Gideon}

Psalms 83:12 All of them said, “We’ll take God’s valuable land!”

At the present time Israel is surrounded by neighbors committed to “wiping them off the map.” It is misleading to represent them as “Arabs”: they are Muslims.

It seems likely that most of these nations are severely wounded or destroyed in the aftermath when God protects Israel:  In Israel’s recent history, the invading forces have been its Islam / Muslim neighbors: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the displaced Arab refugees referred to as the “Palestinians.”

Psalms 83:13-15 Our God, scatter them around like dust in a whirlwind.  (14)  Just as flames destroy forests on the mountains,  (15)  pursue and terrify them with storms of your own.   {Major storms}

Psalms 83:16-18 Make them blush with shame, until they turn and worship you, our LORD.  (17)  Let them be forever ashamed and confused. Let them die in disgrace.  (18)  Make them realize that you are the LORD Most High, the only ruler of earth!

It does not say these countries will be completely destroyed, these countries are not mentioned in the list of those involved in the Gog-Magog war.

The outcomes of this war in Psalm 83 was primarily an attack designed to destroy Israel, and the final outcome was that Israel turns back to God, maybe then, they can rebuild the Temple of God, and then sign a treaty with the Antichrist and be protected by Europe.

Will Israel’s peace and security come from the covenant that the Antichrist signs with Israel and which starts the Tribulation period.  Europe, Germany, France, UK is supporting Israel now: false prophet and the beast coming.

Some thoughts about this:

Number One: if God destroys the Muslim invaders prior to the Tribulation, it will makes it much easier for the Antichrist to sign a covenant protecting Israel.   {from Europe group} 

Number Two: will it makes it much easier for Israel to rebuild its Temple. Right now there is too much Muslim resistance, but if the Muslim invaders are taken out beforehand, that would make rebuilding the Temple much easier. 

Number Three: it would make it much easier for the false religion to emerge in the end times because the two primary people groups that would stand against that false religion are now removed or compromise,  Christians, hatred is growing in all the nations and Muslims are taken out in the Psalms 83 battle invasion. 

Number Four:  Destruction of Damascus, is this when it will happen.

Isaiah 17:1 A message about Damascus: “Look! Damascus will cease to be a city. Instead, it will become a pile of ruins.  Isaiah 17:1-6,

As the Third Temple starts to be built, it is where the Antichrist will do the abomination; the Abomination of the Desolate, Abomination of Desolation.

The War of Gog and Magog,

The Bible does not specifically say when it is going to occur, in a timeline.

If someone tells you they know the timeline, probably wrong.

There are so many different views on this, no one know when it will happen, how much time.  I kind of lean towards one view. 

We know it is going to happen sometime in the end times and Ezekiel 36-39 the Scriptures say that it is going to take place in the “last days” and the “latter years”. Those terms always point to the end times.

Ezekiel 38:8 “Many days from now, in the latter years, you will be summoned to a land that has been restored from violence. You will be gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which formerly had been a continual waste, but which will be populated with people who have been brought back from the nations. All of them will be living there securely.

Ezekiel 38:16 You’ll come up to invade my people Israel like a storm cloud to cover the land. In the last days, Gog, I’ll {Jesus saying this} bring you up to invade my land so that the world will learn to know me when I show them how holy I am before their very eyes.”‘”

Is the timeline going to be before the Tribulation? At the beginning? In the middle or after; events have been a subject of debate among Bible scholars.  No one really knows.

We know the Gog/Magog war described in great detail in Ezekiel 38-39 and the war of Armageddon, described briefly in Revelation 16, might be or might not be the same conflict or part of a continuing conflict.  No love lost between Europe leaders and Russia.

Both can be shown to involve different nations, different leaders, different locations and some things are similar.  Or could it be the two armies coming together to fight each other and then fight together against Jesus’ return.

Who are these nations, people, Gog and Magog Book of Ezekiel 38 and 39 describes the occasion in which Jesus Himself intervenes in the ill-fated invasion of Israel by Magog and its allies.  This passage also appears to anticipate the use of nuclear weapons.

The Ancient Historians on Magog.  Hesiod, Greek Historian, identified Magog with the Scythians and southern Russia in the 7th century B.C. 

Herodotus extensively about the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, the Scythians, in the 5th century B.C.  Josephus records that Magogians were called “Scythians” by the Greeks.  Philo, in the 1st century, identifies Magog with southern Russia.

The Scythian language belonged to the Iranian family of languages.  Iranian-speaking tribes colonized Media, Parthia, Persia, Central Asia, and as far as the Chinese border

Smart Weapons?   EMP?

Jeremiah 50:9 Indeed, I’m going to stir up and bring against Babylon {Europe / Antichrist} a great company of nations from the land of the north. They’ll deploy for battle against her, and from there she will be captured. Their arrows will be like a skilled warrior; they won’t miss their targets.

Missiles, Use of Nuclear Weapons?

Ezekiel 39:6 ‘I’m also going to set fire to Magog, along with those who are settled down and at home in the islands. That’s when they’ll learn that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 38:1-2 This message from the LORD came to me:  (2)  “Son of Man, turn your attention toward Gog, from the land of Magog, the chief noble of Meshech, and Tubal. Prophesy this against him:

Ezekiel 38:3 ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Watch out! I’m coming after you, Gog, chief ruler of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 

Ezekiel 38:5-6 Persia, Cush, and Libya will be accompanying them, all of them equipped with shields and helmets.  (6)  Gomer with all its troops, and the household of Togarmah from the remotest parts of the north with all its troops—many people will accompany you.

Let the Bible interpret itself.  Who is this Gog, a strange prophecy in Amos

Amos 7:1 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: Look, he was forming locust swarms as the latter plantings were just beginning to sprout. Indeed, the king had just taken his first fruit tax.

Amos 7:2-3 And so it came about that when the swarm had finished eating the grass of the land, I was saying, “Lord GOD, forgive, please! How will Jacob stand, since he is small?”  (3)  So the Lord relented from this. “This will not happen,” said the LORD.

“This will not happen,” So Jesus changed His mind: thus, this prophesied event never happened. [So why is this written here?]

Just a minute, Gog the King, what about

Proverbs 30:27 Locusts have no king, but they all swarm in ranks.

Natural locusts have no king. However, demon locusts do

Revelation 9:3 Locusts came out of the smoke onto the earth, and they were given power like that of earthly scorpions.

Revelation 9:7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were victor’s crowns that looked like gold, and their faces were like human faces.

Revelation 9:11 They had the angel of the bottomless pit ruling over them as king. In Hebrew he is called Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

The Demon King identity would solve several problems: It explains how both Gog and Magog could reappear at the end of the Millennium (Rev 20:8).

“Magog” is a people, nation;

“Gog” is demon title, for Satan.

Ezekiel 38:4 and I will make you powerless! I will put a hook in your jaw and drag away both you and your large army. You command cavalry troops that wear heavy armor and carry shields and swords.

Ezekiel 38:15 You’ll come in from your home in the remotest parts of the north. You’ll come with many nations, all of them riding along on horses. You’ll be a huge, combined army.

Ezekiel 38:16-17 You’ll come up to invade my people Israel like a storm cloud to cover the land. In the last days, Gog, I’ll bring you up to invade my land so that the world will learn to know me when I show them how holy I am before their very eyes.“‘”  (17)  “This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Surely you’re the one about whom I spoke years ago in the writings of my servants, Israel’s prophets, aren’t you? They predicted back then that I would bring you up after many years, didn’t they?

Ezekiel 38:18-19 So it will be that on that day, when Gog invades the land of Israel,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘my zeal will ignite my anger.  (19)  Because of my zeal and burning anger, at that time there will be a massive earthquake throughout the land of Israel. 

Ezekiel 38:20 I’m going to shake the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the wild beasts, all the creatures that crawl on the earth, and every single human being who lives on the surface of the earth. Mountains will collapse, as will their mountain passages, and every wall will fall to the ground.

A 25-megaton warheads could alter the orbit of the Earth {Research Report}

Ezekiel 38:21 Then I’ll call for war against Gog on top of every mountain,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘and every weapon of war will be turned against their fellow soldier.

Ezekiel 38:22-23 I’ll judge them with disease and bloodshed. I’ll shower him, his soldiers, and the vast army that accompanies him with a torrential flood, hailstones, fire, and sulfur.  (23)  I will exalt myself and demonstrate my holiness, making myself known to many people, who will learn that I am the LORD.’

Ezekiel 39:2-3 I’m going to turn you around, drag you along to your destruction, and bring you up from the farthest parts of the north, and carry you to the mountains of Israel (3) There I will strike your bow from your left hand and your arrows from your right, causing your fall.

Arrow is name of Israel’s missile system. Bow – Launcher, Arrow – Missile

Ezekiel 39:4-5 You will collapse on the mountains of Israel, along with all of your soldiers and the nations that have accompanied you. There the raptors, vultures, and wild animals will feed on you.  (5)  You will fall dead in the open fields, because I have ordered this to happen,’ declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:7-8 I’ll make my holiness and reputation known in the midst of my people Israel, and I won’t let my holiness be profaned anymore. The nations will learn that I, the LORD, am holy in the midst of Israel.  (8)  Pay attention! It’s coming and will certainly happen,’ declares the Lord GOD. This will be the day about which I’ve spoken!‘”‘”

Ezekiel 39:9 “After all this happens, the people who live in the cities of Israel will be kindling fires for seven years, using small shields, large shields, bows, arrows, clubs, personal weapons, and spears to do so.

Ezekiel 39:10 They won’t need to cut down trees from the fields nor gather firewood from the forests, because they will light fires with the weapons as thederers and loot the looters!y plunder the plun” declares the Lord GOD.

After the war, wreckage of warfare and the dead will be strewn everywhere

The left-over weapons provide all their energy needs for seven years

Ezekiel 39:11 “When all of this happens, I’m going to set aside a grave site for Gog in Israel’s Traveler’s Valley, near the approach to the Dead Sea. She will block off everyone who tries to bypass it. There they will bury Gog, and rename the area “Valley of Hamon Gog

Ezekiel 39:12-13 “The house of Israel will be burying them for seven months in order to purify the land.  (13)  Everyone in the land will be involved in the burials, and this will serve as a reminder for them that I have glorified myself,” declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:14-15 “Men will be assigned to travel continuously throughout the land, exploring for seven full months as they go about burying the bodies that remain from the battle on the surface of the ground, so that the land may be sterilized. (15) As scouts go searching throughout the land, whenever they see someone’s bones, they will place a sign beside the remains until the remains have been buried in the Valley of Hamon Gog

Ezekiel 39:16-18 near a town called Hamonah. And so they will cleanse the land.’ (17) “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood.  (18)  You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan.

Ezekiel 39:19-21 At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk.  (20)  At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign LORD. (21) “I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them. 

The Defeat of Satan – final battle with God and Magog, at the end of the Millennium.  Look at the control Satan has over people. 

Revelation 20:7-10 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be freed from his prison.  (8)  He will go out to deceive Gog and Magog, the nations at the four corners of the earth, and gather them for war. They are as numerous as the sands of the seashore. 

(9)  They marched over the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. Fire came from God out of heaven and burned them up, 

(10)  and the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. They will be tortured day and night forever and ever.  {shows Europe was a major player}

Next:  Judgment Before the Great White Throne, tie things together 

Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a large, white throne and the one who was sitting on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.

Malachi 4:3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty.

New Jerusalem, Gog/Magog battle, Final Judgment, New start for all and future work we will do.

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