Q. I am confused about the difference between Ezekiel 38 &39 and the war of Armageddon. Some say it is the same thing others say no, they are two different wars. It seems to me they are two different wars. but I’m no scholar. Which is correct?
A. There are two clues that make the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 different from the Battle of Armageddon. The first is that while God brings all the nations of the world against Jerusalem for the Battle of Armageddon (Zech 14:2), several nations are described as sitting out the Battle of Ezekiel (Ezek. 38:13). The second and clearer one is that the Lord uses the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 as a wake up call to Israel (Ezek. 39:22) which is necessary before the 70th week of Daniel and the Great Tribulation can begin. The Battle of Armageddon is at the End of the Great Tribulation.