Ezekiel Chapter 39

"Final Battle."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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Ezekiel 39 reveals in detail how this battle shall be fought, and what shall transpire in the end. We saw in Ezekiel 38:2 that the "Chief prince" [Rosh] in the Hebrew text was the Russia of today, for Rosh, Esau, and Edom all have the same meaning, "red". These people of Russia are the descendants of Esau.

The two prime nations of this end time battle to take place, are the United States, and other Christian nations [Jacob], and Russia, and her allies [Esau]. This chapter is quite descriptive of the real conflict that will come, upon the earth shortly, as we are seeing our Republic being eroded away, into a One world system. We have seen our democracy move so far to the left that we are blending with the socialistic form of government, and they both seem common place.

Today our Republic doesn't start to resemble the democracy of our forefathers, and the government is taking over the responsibilities that were that of the parents and local authorities. This transfer of responsibility is removing God from the schools, home, work place, and even most churches.

This one world system is changing the mind of Christian America [Manasseh-Israel, of Genesis 48] and has moved so far left that there is little difference between the goals of the United States, and Russia. In fact today the difference between the two nations is not discussed in terms of our relationship to our Heavenly Father, but in terms of the "market economy" [money].

The Christian world today has become care free, infiltrated, and money oriented , and as such, has gone to sleep in their attitudes towards God's Word. False traditions, and the release of control to taxing agencies, have allowed the doctrines and attitudes to change, whereby most churches today allow things that God's Word teaches against, become acceptable in many denominations. Much of this change is influenced by the Kenite controlled, "World council of Churches", and agency under the United Nations.

It is in this frame of mind that we must observe this thirty ninth chapter. As we consider these conflicts, keep in mind that God will take care of His elect regardless where they are; in the heart of America, in Russia, Africa, or the Middle East. God loves His children.

Ezekiel 39:1 "Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:"

This prophecy is not directed towards America, or the Christian people; but it is aimed against "Gog" [Russia], and "Tubal-cain" [the Kenites]. The Kenites are the physical offspring of Cain, the child of the sexual union between Satan and Eve in the garden of Eden. This is what the parable of the fig tree is all about, that Jesus told His followers to learn. For if you know who they are, and they operate, you will not allow yourself to be deceived and robbed by them.

Ezekiel 39:2 "And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:"

God is saying, "I will turn thee back"; I will put a stop to your activities, and destroy you. Where do we look for this to happen? We must look to the north. The "Mountains" of Israel are the Nations of Israel; both in America, and the Christian nations of Europe. These are the offspring of the ten tribed 'House of Israel. How could we be attacked in America, and in the northern parts? Remember from school history of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, called "Seward folly" When Seward purchased the entire state of Alaska for seven million dollars. Today the average office building costs more that that; the construction of one bridge, and the cost of one mile of railroad track all exceed that amount.

Seven in Biblical numerics means spiritual completeness. Now we will see where God will perform His final battle,

Ezekiel 39:3 "And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand."

God will disarm Russia and her hoards of allies, and her weapons will fall in the mud and snow. Though the destruction comes in the state of Alaska, God will protect His own. Remember back when President Bush was going to meet with the Russians at Malta, for the summit? Remember how the storms came, and the summit was spoiled because President Bush could not even get ashore, and thus the treaties were stalled. This storm was out of season, and God was speaking, However, the world leaders were not listening.

As the labor pains of the signs of the end times grow closer together, The Christian world just seems to sleep on. This is sort of like the humor the world must have seen in Noah's day; when that old man took one hundred twenty years to build a huge ship to prepare for a flood, when the world had never seen rain to that day.

All signs are here that we are about to be ushered into a new age, as recorded in the Scriptures, yet most Christians choose to remain "Sottish" [stupid]. It is like the entire Christian world is nothing more then bottle sucking religious babies, taught by "one verse pastors" all running in tiny circles. It is time to wake up.

If the United States, or the NATO forces defeated Russian forces and her allies, then the world would say." We are the most powerful force in the world." However, God wants this battle so decisive that there can be no doubt the it is He, and not man's forces. The demonstration of the victory will be so complete that every knee will bow to Jesus Christ as He comes on that day, to establish His kingdom.

Ezekiel 39:4 "Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured."

To find out who these Russian bands are, go back to Ezekiel 38:5, 6. These Russian allies are Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya, along with Gomer and the house of Togarmah. They also represent China and parts of Eastern Europe, and then some. This is the time of the cleansing of all flesh.

Ezekiel 39:5 "Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God."

This "open field" refers to the fact that not one of our people will be harmed. The fall of Russia, and her hoards will be monumental in loss to the communist world, yet the loss to the Christian nations of Israel will not be. That is God's promise.

Ezekiel 39:6 "And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord."

Russia [Magog] may cross the isles, but there they will be stopped. When they are stopped there will be no doubt that it was God who defended His people. By this protection, every knee on the face of this earth will bow to our Lord, and know that He is God.

Ezekiel 39:7 "So will I make My holy mane known in the midst of My People Israel; and I will not let them pollute My holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel."

This will be at the last trumpet, when Russia is destroyed, and God is using this to show He keeps His word. America and the rest of the Christian world, do not deserve this love and protection, because most all have fallen in worship to the Antichrist. they have chased after his lies and deception, and could not even tell the difference between the true and the fake Christ. They were so tied up with their rapture doctrine, that at the first man that offered one world peace, they thought he was the Christ.

God will make it known that this was done for His own Name's sake, and for the elect's sake that knew the truth of God's holy Word. There will be no more false preachers on this day, for they, as well as the Antichrist will be gone.

Ezekiel 39:8 "Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken."

"Behold, it is come," God is telling us to wake up and listen, for the day of the Lord has come. On the "Lord's day" , that last day of this earth age where man is living in their flesh bodies, all the prophecies of both the Old and New Testament warning mankind of Christ's second coming will take place on this day. If anyone comes to you, and claims to be the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and your still in your flesh body; they are a liar, don't believe them.

On that day also, all prophecy dealing with the Russians will be over also. Friend when you see this occur it will be to late for you, for before you have time to think, at the wink of an eye, you will be out of your flesh body, and living in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. You will live in your incorruptible [soul] body for the next thousand years.

The teaching will now shift from conflict, to rebuilding and clean-up. Christ will be here on earth and His temple is about to be rebuilt. Because of all the false prophets, very few will know the truth, and most will be taught to know the truth, and disciplined for a thousand years, prior to the next testing. There is no second chance, for most Christians will have never heard the truth of God's love and mercy, and that is what the Millennium age is all about.

II Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Though God wills your love, obedience and worship, many willingly ignore God's call to repentance. It is your choice.

Ezekiel 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:"

Were it reads; "and they shall burn them with fire seven years."; in the text it should read; "and they shall burn them for seven times". This is in reference to the seventh dispensation. That dispensation is the Millennium age, and at that time all things of war, and those things that offend will be covered over by the our Lord Jesus Christ, and His followers.

They come out of their cities, because the cities were left untouched by Russian forces, or any of the Antichrist's rule, which is ended and over forever. All people are now in Jesus Christ's kingdom, in the Millennium age. This age is over, and Satan and all false prophets are gone.

The apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15:50; "Now this I say, Brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." The subject of this verse is your human "flesh and blood body", and the discussion is over the presents of the flesh and blood body existing in the Kingdom of God. The "kingdom of God [Jesus Christ]" is the location that Jesus Christ rules.

When you are in your flesh body, you are in a decaying body, that is what "corruption" means here, while the incorruption is your soul body, does not age, get sick or die. For when the flesh and blood body dies, the soul body goes immediately to the presents of the Lord, as recorded in Ecclesiastes 12:7.

Then in I Corinthians 15:51; "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed," Paul is showing us a mystery, which is something that is unknown. He is telling us that we are not all going to die ["all sleep"], but we will be changed from one form to another. Why? Because the bodies we are in cannot exist in the kingdom of God, or where ever our Lord Jesus Christ is.

I Corinthians 15:52; "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

The time that all this changing takes place is given, and there can be no confusion over when it shall be: is "At the last trump", the seventh trumpet, which is when our Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth. That is not difficult to understand, so now we know the meaning of Paul's mystery. The "mystery" is that flesh and blood cannot exist in Jesus Christ's kingdom, and the time that kingdom starts is at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. Then when the change comes to "all" people left on this earth alive, it will be instant, "in the twinkling of an eye", and that is the time it take you to blink.

We read in Ezekiel 39:8 that we are now in the Millennium age, for our Lord has returned and it is He that has destroyed the Russian forces, and putting an end to all war machinery. So these people that are coming out of their cities, in the land of Israel have been changed, and that is why they will do what they will do.

Ezekiel 39:10 "So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God."

There will be no business, sickness, or anything that will hinder them. All men [women] will learn about God and His ways for the next thousand years, regardless of their desire to do so. there will be no one hindered by any handicap, for as we saw in I Corinthians 15:50-52 they will "all have changed" into their incorruptible [soul] bodies. Jesus Christ's kingdom is at time for teaching and discipline.

At the completion of the thousand years of teaching and discipline comes the judgment, and this is where you will be judged by your works, and what you did with the knowledge you were taught. It is only God that can destroy your soul. Hebrews 12:29 tells us, "For our God is a consuming fire", and that fire is the only thing that can destroy a living soul.

Ezekiel 39:11 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east side of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog."

Remember, this is taking place on the Lord's day; the trumpet has sounded, and all people left on this earth have changed. The Lord's day is the first day of the Millennium, when Jesus Christ will now rule as King and Lord of this earth. "In that day" the Russians and their allies will be in their graves in a valley in Alaska, in the land of the "true "House of Israel". this valley has a name in the Scripture, and will be called "the valley of Hamon Gog", which is translated, "the valley of the multitude of Gog" [Russia].

How were they stopped? It was the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His methods were they destroyed. God used His control over natural forces to stop their army.

The purpose of God's wrath was to show all the heathen nations that God keeps His word.

Ezekiel 39:12 "And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land."

Though it talks of the cleanup of dead bodies in a battlefield. The cleansing is in the minds of all people, to give hope and understanding of God's love.

Ezekiel 39:13 "Yea, all the People of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God."

The object lesson that God is giving to the world, is His faithfulness to His Word. That will remain fresh in the minds of of all people, and God will be glorified by it.

Ezekiel 39:14 "And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search."

Though you may relate this to this flesh age, the only employment is that of teachers. This is a time of learning, and discipline, and there will be nothing to hinder that process. The "passengers" are all those souls that are left here on earth to do the work, to cleans it [to be taught]. These souls are those souls that went whoring after the Antichrist, for they did not know the difference between the fifth trumpet, and the seventh trumpet. They thought they would see Jesus Christ in their flesh bodies.

They listened to their false prophets tell them how they were going to fly away, and they believed them. Well their false prophets are not around anymore, neither are the Kenites, neither is Satan; there is no one that can confuse them through this time of learning. The "seven months" again refers to the "seventh dispensation" which is the Millennium age. It is in this Millennium age that all souls will keep all the laws, ordinances, and feast days of the Lord.

Ezekiel 39:15 "And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley af Hamon-gog."

Ezekiel 39:16 "And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land."

"Hamonah" means "to the multitude".

Ezekiel 39:17 "And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood."

Ezekiel 39:18 "Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan."

this cleanup is also addressed in Amos 4:1; "Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, let us drink." "Samaria" is the old House of Israel, not the Jews. This should not be a time of surprise when it comes to pass in the near future, it will be exactly as it is written.

the "Lambs and rams" are the symbols of Israel, and the goats that are mixed with the lams and rams are non-Israelites. They are the ones that are living in the Christian nations and enjoying the blessings and protection that God is giving to them.

Yet, even some of the lambs and rams will depart with the goats, following the judgment at the end of the Millennium age. They will enter into the lake of fire.

Ezekiel 39:19 "And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you."

This sacrifice feast is given for the Glory of God. It is talking about the putting off of the flesh body, and living now in the spiritual [soul] body. Each of us will partake of Christ, for He will be with us. Remember in the communion, we take of the wine and the broken bead, Luke 22:19, 20; "And He took bread, and gave thanks and brake it, and gave it to them saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me. [verse 20] Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you."

As long as we are in the flesh and blood body we are to continue to take communion, and the purpose is so that we remember the broken body of Jesus Christ that was shed for each of us. Luke 22:16; "For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God." The kingdom of God is fulfilled when Jesus Christ returns to earth at the seventh trumpet, and all are changed into the spiritual bodies. Then we are no longer flesh and blood, and we do not take the sacrifice to remember Christ, because He will be with us.

This brings up another question presented in Luke 36:24-48. Jesus appeared to His disciples and talked with them, just following His death and resurrection. When He came and left, He passed right through the wall, which substance was real, the wall, or Christ's body? Remember that at the last trumpet, all people will be in their spiritual, or soul bodies.

We saw in verse seventeen that the animal world, the beasts of the field, fish and fowl were all brought in to devour the flesh, however living man will not exist in the in the flesh at this time. Prophecy is hard to understand by most people today, because they have the mind of reason, and the evolutionist. They deal in the flesh world as the observe it, and then limit God to their understanding of what they have observed. Any change, or possibility of change must conform to the logic of their physical observations.

Everything they see, and they reason, must have always occurred as it is, and as such, has always been the exact the way they see it. They assume that no catastrophic events have occurred world wide, and from this they finely tune their theories of evolution, and others. Friend, all of their theories will be shattered shortly, for at the coming of Christ things will be changed.

Ezekiel 39:20 "Thus ye shall be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God."

"Chariots" here should be "Riders", from the Hebrew text. These mighty men of war, are spiritual warriors who stood against the Antichrist while in their physical bodies, and were not deceived by Him.

Ezekiel 39:21 "And I will set My glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see My judgment that I have executed, and My hand that I have laid upon them."

In the Millennium age, all heathen nations will come to know God, and be glorified by our Lord. They will be taught, and tested. This will all be done in our spiritual bodies, so the hang ups we now have in the flesh body will not hinder anyone's learning and understanding. All minds will be at 100 per cent capacity, with no body frailties.

Why? So they may love Him.

Ezekiel 39:22 "So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward."

Ezekiel 39:23 "And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against Me, therefore hid I My face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword."

Israel's captivity was because of their sins. Israel took other gods, and idols and the punishment by God was, and is an example to the heathen nations. God will correct His own, and in His love He sill bring them back to Himself.

Ezekiel 39:24 "According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid My face from them."

This is not only talking about the ancient "House of Israel" that fell in 722 B.C., but also all modern day Christian nations, with their fly away "rapture doctrine", that went whoring after the Antichrist. God will turn them over to their own abominations, so if you desire to whore after the Antichrist in ignorance, God is saying He will let you go. He said; "I will hide My face from them."

Ezekiel 39:25 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for My holy name;"

God only allowed Israel to have what was coming to them. Though Israel speaks on the national sense, it also applies to each person individually. We must repent when we sin, then not allow others to put us on a guilt trip.

This captivity of Israel is not a confinement, but a reclaiming of all the tribes of both houses, as we read about in Ezekiel 37. God will do this, not because of who or what they are, but because of His holy Name. God keeps His word. He spoke through the prophets, and made His covenants with Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, Jeremiah and so on, and He will stand behind every promise.

The Christian Church world is blind, for from all the blessings and protection we have received from God in America, They still can not relate these blessings to the promises He gave our forefathers. How many times a day, or week, or even in a year do we say; "Thank you Father for our blessings." Have you told Him that you loved Him. Friend, that is why He created you, "To love Him, and to Worship Him."

Ezekiel 39:26 "After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against Me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid."

Ezekiel 39:27 "When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;"

This will be done exactly as worded; "In the sight of many nations". All people of this earth will see God gathering His own from every nation. He will do this so that He will be "sanctified [made known] to all the heathen nations, that God keeps His word. This is done right at the beginning of the Millennium age, and will establish trust in our Lord Jesus Christ from the start. They will know that God loves His own.

Ezekiel 39:28 "Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there."

As Israel sinned against God, their punishment received was exactly as God forewarned that it would be. That warning was given by Moses, and instructions God gave to them was given in detail. God is telling Israel in this twenty eighth verse, that it was I that led you into captivity amongst the heathen nations. I did this to let you know that I am your God, and to show you that I will bring you our and give you your own land. The sole reason is to let them know that God is in control, and that He loves His people.

Ezekiel 39:29 "Neither will I hide My face any more from them: for I have poured out My spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God."

All of God's people will be sifted from every nation on earth. they will be gathered together in their own lands, and then God will pour out His spirit upon the whole "House of Israel. This represents the entire Christian world; though for centuries, the House of Israel did not know who they were, because God divorced them, as we read in Hosea; He took them back and gave them identity. That identity is "sons of the living God" [Christians], for Jesus Christ is the Living God. {Hosea 1:10}

 

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