Q. In response to the recent inquiry concerning Ezekiel 38 timing you quote Ezekiel “from that day forward Israel will know I am the Lord”. However, shortly after that, Israel will turn and worship the anti-christ. That doesn’t look like “from that day forward”. Am I misinterpreting here?
A. According to Matt. 24:15, when the anti-Christ is revealed, believing Jews are to rush into the mountains for protection. In Rev. 12:14 this same scene is symbolized by the woman (Israel) being carried away on the wings of a great eagle to the place prepared for her in the desert. There she will be taken care of for 3 1/2 years, the duration of the Great Tribulation.
It’s those Jews who haven’t opened their eyes to the real Messiah who are fooled into thinking that the anti-Christ is their Messiah. The true believers all flee for their lives as God has commanded.