Father continues prophesying against Gog in this chapter. Just to put your mind at ease, this battle will not be fought here in the continental United States but rather up in the north country of Alaska. ‘Ole Seward bought that frozen land from Russia for a mere 7.1 million dollars. And those that live up there should know that this will be more of a spiritual war than a physical one.
Ezekiel 39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Father repeats this to make sure that we understand the subject here. Do you know how the words Lord God should truly be translated here?
Adonai Yahaveh’s oracle.
Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
And leave but the sixth part of thee. Some think that this should read “strike thee with six plagues”, of which they are pestilence, blood, overflowing rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Another thought would be: “draw thee back with an hook of six teeth”, from the 4th verse of the previous chapter, the six teeth being representative of the six plagues.
In actuality, the Interlinear Bible says nothing about the sixth part of thee:
“And I will turn you back and lead you on. And I will bring you up from the recesses of the north, and will bring you on the mountains of Israel.” (Interlinear Bible)
I think I’ll go with the Interlinear Bible on this.
Ezekiel 39:3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
Who’s going to do this? Man? Nope, Father Himself. He’s going to take their power away from them. You can’t win a war if you can’t hold the tools that help you win it and the Scythians were experts in using these tools of war.
Why would Father do this? To show the heathen that He is Almighty, and he doesn’t need someone else’s army to protect His people. He can do it by Himself.
Another reason that NOBODY should be worried about a nuclear holocaust. Build the missiles and warheads, if you must, but they’ll never be used against His children.
Ezekiel 39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel. Remember that this doesn’t mean the homeland of Israel, the ground in Israel because, again, this is talking about the HOUSE of Israel, the ten scattered Tribes. And they also settled in Canada which is why they are a Christian country, Alaska being adjacent to them in the northwest border.
I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort. Indicating that when the army of Gog is destroyed, their dead bodies will be eaten up by the flesh-eating birds of prey. But there won’t be much time to have this done, because in just a very short period of time, the Lord will return, and we will all be changed into our spiritual bodies.
The Mount of Olives is some 6,300 miles away. Do you get that?
Ezekiel 39:5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
They will DIE on the open fields, the cities of Israel will not be harmed. How will this army be killed, again? With hailstones weighing a talent, which is about 110-180 pounds each. You’ve probably seen what hailstones the size of a baseball can do to buildings and cars…what do they weigh….maybe a pound?
Ezekiel 39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
And I will send a fire on Magog. A wrath of fire from our Father. On another level, that fire is the truth of our Father’s Word.
And here we have Magog introduced to us…
✡ Magog_OT:4031 Magowg (maw-gogue'); from OT:1463; Magog, a son of Japheth; also a barbarous northern region:
And there we have the answer: Gog is the man that lives in an area, of the north, that is called Magog. In fact, the word Magog means land of Gog.
Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
How would someone pollute our Father’s name?
✡ Pollute_OT:2490 chalal (khaw-lal'); a primitive root [compare OT:2470]; properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from OT:2485) to play (the flute):
It’s not just to desecrate or blaspheme His name through the use of words, although blasphemy against His Spirit is the unforgivable sin, but to pollute His holy name is to violate His holiness so that He can no longer be close to you or you to Him.
Israel polluted His holy name by the way that they lived, and we do the same today. Our actions, which drive Him away from us, our sins in other words, is what pollutes His name. Israel carried His name and they polluted it by dishonoring it. They had no respect for Him.
And what about the heathen nations? They knew who Father was and what if they’re thinking…
“Darn, if their God wants to do so much for them, why do they alienate Him by not obeying Him? Seems pretty simple to us. They say they love Him so much then why do they pollute His holy name?”
Good question. How are YOU doing? Polluted anything lately?
Ezekiel 39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
This is the Lord’s day, the day of His return, the day that He sets foot back on this earth. It’s also the first day of the Millennium. Hamon-Gog and Armageddon are over and there is no longer flesh of any sort left on this entire planet.
In other words, the seventh trumpet has sounded.
Ezekiel 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
Those from the SOUTH shall go forth.
What is this word year?....
✡ Year_OT:8141 shaneh (in plural only), (shaw-neh'); or (feminine) shanah (shaw-naw'); from OT:8138; a year (as a revolution of time): KJV - whole age, long, old, year (X -ly).
That’s the literal translation of a year, but what if it means seven dispensations of time? We are living in the sixth dispensation; the Millennium will be the seventh, and the Eternity will be the eighth, which is new beginnings.
And consider this: if this time is indeed literal this must have been one tremendously large army of men because after they have all been killed, their fighting instruments will be used for burning fires FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS.
Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.
There’s a couple of things that come out here…seven is the number of spiritual completeness and once the implements of war and the dead bodies are either buried or consumed by the vultures, then the land is once again cleansed and purified. As will everything be when we reach the Eternity.
Taken literally, they won’t have to search for firewood for the next seven years and they will rob the dead bodies of what ever plunder they may contain.
During the Millennium there will still be souls that have not overcome, they have not put on deathlessness, and therefore the cleansing is put on hold for that period of time. Satan will have another five-month period of tempting them, the day of Judgment will come, and THEN the purification is complete.
This is all leading up to chapters 40-48, the Millennium chapters.
Ezekiel 39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
In that day. You know what that day is by now, don’t you? What is Hamon Gog? It’s simply the multitude of Gog.
The word east means in front of…
✡ East_ OT:6926 qidmah (kid-maw'); feminine of OT:6924; the forward part (or relatively) East (often adverbially, on the east or in front):
Those passengers that pass by, to the west, from the east bank of this valley in Alaska, the stench of the dead bodies will absolutely stop-up the noses of all of them. Can you imagine the sickening stench of all those thousands of dead bodies rotting in the sun for seven years?
Spiritually speaking, since we will all be in spiritual bodies immediately after this, the stench will be a comparison to the knowledge that those that are spiritually dead will know, without doubt, that they have made a very grave mistake in not reading and understanding our Fathers’ Word during their lifetime.
Have you ever experienced a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach and you know not from where it came? It just seemed to come over you like someone spreading a sheet out over you and it only lasts for just a few seconds, but it makes you sick to your stomach and your knees get weak and your mind screams that it would go away NOW.
Spiritually, it will not go away until they take that walk into the Lake of Fire. That’s the definition of hell.
What about this word passengers?
✡ Passengers_ OT:5674 `abar (aw-bar'); a primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation):
It means anybody passing through or in transit. You’ll also notice that specifically, it means one covering another during sexual copulation, as a man lying atop a woman.
Ezekiel 39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
The spiritual meaning here is, once again, that seven is spiritual completeness and when our Lord returns, at that instant, the land will be cleansed of anything that offends.
In the literal sense, imagine all those dead bodies lying out there in the sun for seven months. Phew! That’s enough to gag a maggot.
Ezekiel 39:13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God.
How in the world could all those dead bodies and the stench be a glory to our Father?
Ezekiel 39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Men of continual employment means that they will hire people for the express job of burying the dead.
With the passengers. Those who are traveling through the area will also be asked to join in and bury the dead and after seven months they will look around, diligently, to see if they have missed any bodies that still need to be cleansed from off the earth.
Ezekiel 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
Then shall he set up a sign by it. He will place a marker by it, as police place a marker beside evidence, such as spent shell casings and such. In other words, they want to be thorough, they don’t want to miss even a small bone by which someone may unsuspectingly touch it and become defiled.
Remember that the subject is polluting and how do people pollute Father’s earth? Through sin, through pagan worship, defiling themselves through their thoughts and actions. They are spiritually dead.
This chapter, being a prelude to the Millennial chapters, those that are spiritually dead would be “marked” so that during the Millennium they can be taught and disciplined. To teach those bones until spiritual life comes back into them.
Ezekiel 39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
Hamonah simply means the multitude.
Thus shall they cleanse the land. Literally means to bury the dead physical bodies but spiritually it means to cleanse everything that is not spiritually clean. Father is really talking about souls here and not people. I believe that there will be a separation of those souls that will go into the Millennium and those that will not. Those that cannot be taught or disciplined.
Ezekiel 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto 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, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Bear in mind that the 7th trump has already sounded and we are all in spiritual bodies at this time. That may be a little murky for some but it’s true nonetheless.
We’re going to read of a lot of sacrifices being offered during the next nine chapters and we’ll explain shortly. Certainly, Father DOES NOT want us to eat flesh and drink blood. This is an offering.
Ezekiel 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Bashan means the very best. It was a part of Israel that had lush grazing pastures which produced many fat cattle.
And drink the blood of the princes of the earth. This simply means that they are no longer powerful or in charge and it would include the captains and other people with power.
This verse is very similar to Revelation 19:17 and 18…
✡ Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
✡ Revelation 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. KJV
This is pretty much a carbon copy of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
Father is simply going to cleanse the earth of all that is evil, all that offends, spiritually.
Ezekiel 39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.
This refers to all those that would make war against His children. They’re going to be gone as well.
Ezekiel 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
The heathen, the unbelievers, will see with their own eyes the power and judgment of our Father. They will, no doubt, see His hand stretched out above the land while He cleanses it.
Don’t forget where we’re at here. Our Lord has returned and the transition from this earth age into the Millennium is being executed.
Ezekiel 39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward.
There will no longer be people wondering if there is a God, or whether this preachers’ version and his interpretation of the Bible is correct or not, or this church system claiming that their way is the ONLY way into heaven. No, from that day forward there is no humanity, there is no time to “figure things out”.
It’s over and done with. Whatever sin is attached to your soul at this time will STAY attached, there is no more time for repentance.
Every knee will bow or bend to our Father…
✡ Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. KJV
Ezekiel 39:23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
What is the two-edged sword of our Father? It’s his tongue, His Word and so it is with Satan. It’s his words of deception that make people believe in his lies.
You can rest assured that the heathen nations that surrounded Israel were well aware of who their God was and how they interacted with Him.
Ezekiel 39:24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.
Father says that they can pray until their lips and jaws become weak, He’s not going to hear them. Over and over again, they wandered off into the world of the heathen and worshipped THEIR idols instead of our Father.
It was more important to them to experience the pleasures of the flesh than to remain true to Him. And don’t think for one minute that we’re any different today. We’re not. If nothing else, we’re worse because with technology, more opportunities present themselves, and in many cases, you don’t even have to leave your house to participate in them.
But through repentance, provided to us by the death of His Son on the cross, once you do that, He will welcome you back into the fold with no questions asked, and will not remember the sins that you have committed…
✡ Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. KJV
Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
Father is talking to all twelve Tribes with this statement. Jacob and Israel.
We carry His name even on our coins in this country and He has blessed us so much over the centuries. But we live in a time when the persecution of HIS people, you and I, comes not from beyond our borders, but from within them.
Our constitution guarantees us the right to be free to practice whatever religion we choose. We have freedom OF religion. But there are those, in political power and elsewhere, that want us to be free FROM religion, they want to take our Father out of everything in this country.
Banning Him from our school systems while they teach our kids the value of socialism. And until so-called Christians in this country grow a pair and stand up to these small groups that seem to have so much power over our daily lives, it will continue to get worse.
Ezekiel 39:26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
After the punishment is over and they have borne the shame of their sins will Father welcome them back. The last part of this verse has not happened as yet but it’s coming because He promised that it would.
Ezekiel 39:27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
He’s going to bring them all back to the land of their forefathers, from all quarters of the earth. Does that include you and me? Of course, it does, but many people have no understanding that they MAY have descended from one of those ten scattered Tribes.
Ezekiel 39:28 Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which cause them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Ezekiel 39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God. KJV
On the day that our Lord sets His foot on the Mount of Olives and it splits East and West, there will be no doubt that THERE IS A GOD and His Son has come back to testify to that fact. There are surely going to be a lot of people with a surprised look on their faces when that happens.
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