Q. I agree with you on Ezekiel 38 and 39 regarding it happening before the tribulation. However, the bible study leader at church disagrees with me and pointed me to Revelation 20 vs. 6 and 7. In some translations this shows a Gog and Magog war to occur after the millennium reign of Christ. Are we looking at two separate instances of a war of this type or are we looking at the same war?
I was discussing the matter of Ishtar vs. Resurrection Sunday with a pastor, and he suggested I stop worrying about something that God isn’t concerned with, and he cited Romans 14: 5-10. Does this passage apply to my concern?
Are the Christians of today included in the group that will rule with Jesus in the New Jerusalem during the Millennium?
We’ve come to the conclusion of the Millennial portion of the Book of Ezekiel, and of the book itself. After devoting 7 chapters to the Temple and its offerings, the Priests and the Prince, the final two chapters discuss the land in general, and its distribution among the tribes during the Millennium.
Q. My wife and I have been going over the tribes of Israel and we noticed something and can not explain it. There is no tribe of Joseph. Ephraim and Manasseh are Josephs sons and Levi of course is the priests there for I guess they don’t count as a tribe. Another oddity which seems to not get much play is Joseph’s sons are from the Egyptian Pharaoh’s Daughter which by the standards of Hebrew tradition means they are not Jews. How-ever when they are brought to Jacob before he dies he lays his hands on them and adopts and blesses them, so technically they became their father’s brothers. Any thoughts?
When Christ meets us in the air and we go to be with Him, will we not step outside the physical 4th dimension of Time and and meet our Saviour? Then 7 years later after Tribulation on the earth we will return with Him in His Second Coming to Earth. Will 7 years have also passed for we who were not on the earth?
If Meshech and Tubal refer to regions of Turkey, and Turkey is a NATO member, and Bush is in a sense the Chief Prince of NATO, then the rabbis’ declaration makes some sense (addressing Bush as the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.) The question is where is Gog right now? Is he active on the earth?
Q. I hope you can help me with this. It seems to be the opinion of many prophecy experts that the battle of Ezekiel 38 will take place before the tribulation begins. But, in Revelation 20 after Satan is released from his 1,000 year imprisonment, it clearly refers to Gog and Magog joining Satan in the battle against Israel. Are there two Gog-Magog battles?
Today (a writer on another website) said that in Ezekiel God promised the Jews that in 3 days they would get their kingdom back and a thousand years is as a day and this was in about 600 BC so he says there should be about 300 more years til the rapture. Could you explain why he’s wrong?
Someone has told me that the pre-trib rapture can be disproved with 1 Thessalonians 4:15, specifically the idea that those who are alive at the time of the Lord’s return will not precede those “who have fallen asleep in Jesus”. If believers die during the Tribulation doesn’t that mean that we would have preceded them?