Q. I don’t understand how students of Bible Prophecy have come to see Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 as two different events. Can you shed any light as to how these two prophecies (Psalm 83 & Isaiah 17) do not converge in the Ezekiel 38-39 battle?
Q. Is it possible the Magog war could last 7 yrs throughout the tribulation?
Q. How is it that you say the Ezekiel 38-39 war happens before the tribulation period? In Ezekiel 39:7 God says he is in the land of Israel after this war . The only time Jesus is in Israel physically is in the battle of Armageddon.
Q. Re: the Sequence of End Times Events. You have said that the Rapture comes first, then the Battle of Gog and Magog, then the 70th Week of Daniel, but why wouldn’t the 70th Week begin before the Battle of Gog and Magog and not after it? Couldn’t Gog and Magog come with the red horse in Rev. 6 after the anti-Christ has brought a false peace to Earth?
Q. Ezekiel 38:16 states that one result of God’s defense of Israel will be that “Then all the nations will know that I am the LORD”. Would you please explain the probable extent of this prophecy? How many and who will this prophecy apply to?
Q. Is it possible for you to give some kind of approximation of when you think the Battle of Ezekiel 38/39 will start? It seems like all the factors are falling into place. Haven’t huge amounts of gas and oil been found in Israel and wouldn’t this be motivation for Russia to start this battle? I’m wondering also about the other battles involving Damascus. Aren’t these supposed to happen before the battle of Ezekiel? Thanks so much for all the work you put into your website.
Q. Re: Magog. Russia Or Turkey? At the end of your comments you quoted Ezekiel 38:15 and stated that it says “to the land of the ‘far’ North.” I have a King James Bible and it states, “And thou (Gog, vs. 14) shalt come from thy place out of the ‘North parts’.” Thou and many peoples with thee.” What translation do you use to find “far” North? I have always been taught also, that the invasion is from Russia, but this translation (far North) seems to be stretching the meaning a bit.
Q. I’ve noticed that several teachers are now saying Russia might not be part of the Ezekiel 38 battle, but that Magog actually stands for Turkey. What do you think of that?
Q. I used to believe that the Rapture would need to happen before either Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38 could occur. My reasoning was that as long as America was both a super-power and Israel’s ally, no one would dare attack Israel (although it never stopped the Arabs in the past, I was thinking more along the lines of Russia and Iran). With our economy on precipice and the world no longer fearing us (watch the news), I’ve begun to think that the Rapture would not be necessary to weaken America sufficiently to encourage Israel’s enemies to attack. And having just read your article about the Restrainer, the sad thought that the Rapture might not occur until after the battles of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 entered my mind.
Since Paul stated that the Restrainer (Holy Spirit) will be removed at the “proper time” to reveal the anti-Christ, wouldn’t that suggest that the Restrainer would be removed just before the opening of the first seal rather than at an earlier point in time (e.g. before either Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38)?
Q. I would like to hear your thoughts on a comment that I heard recently from a respected Bible teacher who said that Ezekiel 39:9-10 says that after the War of Gog & Magog, the Jews will burn the weapons from this war for fuel for a total of 7 years. The Bible teacher went on to say that because in Revelation 12:6 (3.5 yrs into the tribulation) the Jews flee Israel to a place prepared for her by God (Petra) and therefore the War of Gog & Magog has to start at least 3.5 years before the start of the Tribulation Period.