Q. Why, in your opinion, did the 6 day war and the 1973 conflict not meet the substance of the Ezk 38-39 war? Obviously I expect that Turkey who did not participate is part of the answer, but Russia was very involved in both. Because as I sit, those two wars were pretty dead on. Where am I wrong?
A. Yes the absence of Turkey and several others is part of the answer, but the clearest one is that these battles didn’t produce the outcome that Ezekiel prophesied. There was no great earthquake in the land of Israel (Ezek. 38:19), and no torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur fell on the enemy troops (Ezek. 38:22). Nor did the Lord send fire on Magog (Ezek 39:6). The enemy soldiers weren’t buried in Israel, and their weapons haven’t provided any fuel (Ezek. 39:9-11). Neither did Israel come away convinced that the God of Israel had revealed Himself to them as Ezek. 39:22 requires. The absence of these details tells us the Battle of Ezekiel 38 is still in the future.