Q. I have a question about the 7 years of weapons-burning mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9. On 1/3/12 you said that you believe these 7 years will take place during Daniel’s 70th Week. Aren’t the Jewish people fleeing for their lives in the second half of the 70th Week? When will they have the time to finish burning up those weapons?
A. Only the believing Jews will flee at the beginning of the Great Tribulation because they’re the only ones who will heed the Lord’s warning. The same thing happened in the first century. In Luke 21:20 Jesus said that when the Roman armies began surrounding Jerusalem the people should flee from the city. History records that many thousands of Jews died when the city was destroyed because only the believers heeded the warning and escaped.
It will be the same in the End Times. There will be many non-believing Jews left in Israel during the Great Tribulation because they’ll ignore the Lord’s warning. Like the rest of the world, they”ll think the anti-Christ is the good guy. They’re the ones who will use the energy provided by the leftover weaponry.