Q. Thank you so much for your insight. You mentioned that the Gog-Magog battle would take place before the seven year agreement. Ezekiel 38 indicates that Gog would come against Israel’s unwalled cities, to attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people. We know that Israel is currently building a security wall around their nation. Wouldn’t the seven-year agreement precede the attack and the walls taken down?
A. The particular 7 year covenant to which I’ve referred is commonly known as Daniel’s 70th week. It’s the one that permits the building of a Temple in Israel. The Jews won’t want a Temple until they’ve officially returned to God. They won’t turn to God until after the Battle of Ezekiel 38. There could be a number of previous treaties and agreements signed. One of them could result in the dismantling of their security fence.
But the idea of an unwalled village in Ezekiel’s time meant that the villagers were living in peace and weren’t expecting an attack.
In other words the presence of the security fence is not necessarily an impediment to Ezekiel’s battle. It’s the mind set of the people that’s important, and that has to be changed.