Q. I know that we cannot know with certainty, but do you think that the war of Gog and Magog happens after the rapture?
To clear up some confusion in my mind, is the Gog Magog war different than the Battle of Armageddon?
A. I believe the Rapture and the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38) happen about the same time. God uses this battle to re-awaken Israel to His presence and I, like many others, believe that the Church will have to disappear when God turns His full attention back to Israel. Acts 15:15-16 confirms this.
If the above interpretation is correct, then The battle of Gog and Magog begins Daniel’s 70th week and Armageddon concludes it so they take place about 7 years apart. In addition, Ezekiel 38 mentions certain countries not involved in the Gog Magog scenario which takes place on the mountains of Israel, while Zechariah 14:2 says that God will gather all nations against Jerusalem for the Battle of Armageddon. The participants and the location seem to be different.