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.
Q. Re: The Wars Of The 2nd Seal Judgment. Are you saying the anti-christ resolves the Ezek. war? Please explain.
Q. I write to inquire about the passage found in Ezekiel 38:16. In particular, the second sentence of the NIV, which reads: “In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.”
If God has chosen this event to demonstrate His holiness to the nations, does it necessarily follow that this event must precede the catching up of the church? Otherwise, God would be showing Himself holy through the removal of His church. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
Q. In 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Paul states that when they say peace and safety then sudden destruction will come. Is this referring to the beginning of the Tribulation, or the middle of the 7 years? And if it is in the beginning wouldn’t the fighting have to stop for a while before a surprise attack?
Q. I have heard people say: “All the Jews will be saved.” Is that true? If all the Jews will go to heaven, what about those that die today and tomorrow, before the rapture or before proving their faith in the tribulation period? Will they go to heaven or not? Isn’t Jesus the only “ticket” to the Father and Heaven?
Q. First I enjoyed reading your series on Ezekiel 38-39, but one thing I don’t quite understand. How is it the Lord will reveal himself to Israel after Russia is defeated yet it’s not until the middle of Daniel’s 70th week that the Jews see the Anti-Christ for who he is?
Q. I Write to comment on your book (Seven Things You have to know…) concerning the Sequence of Major Events of the Last Days.
You mentioned that the Rapture is the First event, then the Battle of Gog and then the 70th Week of Daniel, but why should not the 70th Week begin before the Battle of Gog and not after it?
Q. Assuming that Satan and his minions have read the Bible, couldn’t they just decide not to participate in the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 and thereby prevent Israel’s redemption? Without that battle, Israel would not come back to God and Daniel’s 70th Week wouldn’t happen. Israel would not be refined. There wouldn’t be a third Temple or a subsequent Kingdom Age. I guess what I’m asking is, what compels Satan and company to follow the script, so-to-speak?
Q. Ezekiel 39:7 states that in the aftermath of the Ez. 38-39 battle, God will no longer allow his name to be profaned. Does this not mean that the aftermath must by necessity be near the end of the Tribulation? After all, God’s name will be continuously profaned during the Tribulation.
Q. I find that I’m leaning toward a larger gap between the rapture and the beginning of the tribulation than is mentioned in most commentaries. I believe the Ezekiel war will occur post rapture when God has turned his attention back to Israel and begins again to show signs and wonders on their behalf. Since scripture is clear that Israel will burn the fuel from the remains of the Ezekiel war of 38-39, this requires a 7 year period of time. Scripture seems to indicate that they will be fleeing from the Anti-Christ at the mid-point of the tribulation, so the continuation of the burning would become impossible. This would seem to indicate that the Ezekiel conflict would need to happen 3.5 years prior to the beginning of the tribulation, at a minimum. What are your thoughts on this?