Why The Rapture Will Precede Ezekiel 38

Q.  I have long believed (because of my previous denominational upbringing and family influence) that the events of Ezekiel 38 would happen before the Rapture, which of course wouldn’t happen until the preaching of the Gospel to the world was complete. This site has effectively changed my mind on the stance of the preaching of the Gospel issue. I really would like to believe that the Rapture is going to take place before Ezekiel 38’s events take place, but I need more just Romans 11:25 to go on.  Can you provide more basis for this claim (either in a direct response or point me to where it currently exists on the site?) I would like to know how you came to this conclusion.

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Has The Stage Been Set?

Q. I’ve read where some other prophecy teachers say the world is now at the point where Ezekiel 38-39 wars and/or Psalm 83 wars could happen, everything in perfect alignment, but before the next steps, the Rapture.  In a nutshell, do you believe the world stage is now set for these wars, or do you believe there are still other conditions that need to be met?

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Who Are The Onlookers Of Ezekiel 38:13?

Q. Re: The onlookers in Ezekiel 38:13.  Who is likely characterized as Sheba, Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish (and all of their young lions) in this passage? I’ve heard that it may be a reference to a placated US government as well as some veiled reference to Revived Rome. It appears by the passage that they are questioning the apparent invasion in an effort to push diplomacy.

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What Will Bring The Jews Back?

Q. I first of all want to commend you on your articles and the Godly wisdom that you display.  My question has to do with the physical return to Israel by all the Jews in the world particularly the U.S. This hasn’t happened yet. Do you see this happening before the Rapture or after? Can you possibly give scriptures to support your answer?  If Israel destroys the superstructure of Iran and particularly Syria in the next war, do you think this will do away with terrorism, or do you possibly see more antisemitism arising in the world particularly in the U.S? What in your opinion will drive Jews out of the U.S. and to Israel?

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Peaceful And Unsuspecting?

Q.  I was reading Ezekiel 38 because I believe that this battle has been projected to start the 70th weeks of Daniel. I am particularly interested in Russia’s role in Ezekiel 38 since Putin is getting desperate. But, what confuses me is in two places it says that Israel will be in peace when the armies of Ezekiel 38 swoop down on it. How can that ever happen until the Anti-Christ signs a treaty that supposedly will restrain ISIS and radical groups now attacking Israel? Is the peace referred to in Ezekiel 38 really peace as we think of it?

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Ezekiel 38 and The Great Delusion

Q. Our Lord destroys the armies of Israel’s enemies in the Gog/Magag war to reveal that it was he and not the IDF that causes their defeat.  Then He causes a great delusion to come over the people during the tribulation so that they receive the anti-Christ.  Why do you think that is ?

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Soldiers On Horseback?

Q. Thank you again for the wisdom that God has given you to help those of us searching for answers!  My question is, if we are to take the Bible literally, will Gog’s army (Ezekiel 38:4) actually be on horses again?  Could something cause machines not to work and we go back to horses as our mode of transport?

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Heaven, The Rapture, And Ezekiel 38

Q.  I have two questions and would like your perspective. First, I have lost two Christian friends in the past two years. I know they don’t have their new bodies yet, but have they in spirit met the Lord Jesus, and do you think they have been told when the Rapture will happen?

And second,  is it set in stone that the Battle of Ezekiel has to happen before the Rapture? I ask this because of all that’s going on in the Middle East. The beheading incident is chilling and a forewarning of what’s going to happen during the Great Tribulation.

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Ezekiel 38 And The 6 Day War

Q. Why, in your opinion, did the 6 day war and the 1973 conflict not meet the substance of the Ezk 38-39 war? Obviously I expect that Turkey who did not participate is part of the answer, but Russia was very involved in both. Because as I sit, those two wars were pretty dead on. Where am I wrong?

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