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Removing the Blinders

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Sequence

Today, the nations of our planet seek to divide the Promised Land into two states for "peace." One called Israel, the other a Palestinian State. The United Nations will make this division a key discussion point in the 2016 General Assembly meetings in New York.

At the UN, the Jewish-Arab conflict engaged almost 70 years ago in 1947, but the truth is, a Palestinian State did not exist at that time nor before. So, there is no Jewish occupation, in fact the Palestinians as they are called today, did not exist as a state in 1947, the entire world called them Arabs. U.N. Resolution 181 never mentions a people called the "Palestinians" either Look at the resolution for yourself no need to believe me.

The UN resolution called for the division independent 'Arab' and 'Jewish' states.

Today's demand for the division of a Palestinian State is a prophetic key that many miss. After all, the word "Palestine" has not only caused confusion for 70 years in the headlines, but in peoples minds.

This actually began when the Romans invented the term "Palestine" in the 2nd century.

The Romans came up with the name Palestine to replace Judea and Samaria as they attempted to use a map to wipe out the heritage of God's land promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The same thing is occurring today, but the Roman Empire has simply been replaced with the UN.

Long before the fighting against Israel began in May 1948, after the evacuation of British armed forces, actually some 2,600 years earlier, a prophetic series of scrolls were written to record the visions of Ezekiel. These scrolls were complied into the book of Ezekiel. The scrolls are date stamped, describing the day of each vision and they describe a sequence' of latter day events that will unfold in the mountains of Israel before lasting peace will come once and for all... from the decree of Heaven, not mankind.

There is one way to the fulfillment of that covenant of peace. That is when Jerusalem, perhaps the Sanhedrin calls out to the "One" that comes in the name of The Lord!
For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say,
"Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."
"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."
The sequence of events that leads up to that day was penned by a Jewish prophet, come to think of it all the prophets were Jewish.

'Yĕchezqe'l' aka Ezekiel יחזקאל whose name means: "God strengthens" provides the planet a storyline back to future from the days when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon ransacked Jerusalem.

That was circa 587BC reminding us of what happened in the exact same spot 600 years later when Rome's Titus and his Legions attacked Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple again while thrusting the Jewish people out of their homeland into global diaspora.

Now, the time line is 2,000 years later and Ezekiel continues to faithfully record what The Lord showed him from the scrolls that record the visions. Ezekiel, like Daniel paid close attention to time and he recorded the dates of his visions and the days that "the word of the Lord" came to him. In fact, you can use these time stamps in the scrolls for yourself to sequence them beginning with the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's exile to Babylon.

This vision occurred seven years before King Nebuchadnezzar had finished his conquering chaos against Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

If you are wondering why we should focus on time stamps in the scrolls, the reason is simple. It is important to know that Elohim God proclaims Ezekiel as a "sign" (Hebrew for "mowpheth") so that we will know our Abba Father's plans for the future. After all the majority of Ezekiel’s prophecies have not yet come to fruition. Every city has a signpost so that you now where you are and Ezekiel is reserved as a signpost in the days to come so you will know that God is Y-H-V-H:
"Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall you do: and when this cometh, you shall know that I [am] Adonai YHVH." ... "In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I [am] YHVH." Ezekiel 24:24 and Ezekiel 24:27
Before that heavenly declaration, in chapter 12 the word of God tells Ezekiel His words are for the future, not for the day and time of ancient Israel, but for her future and God promises they will happen:
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord GOD: There shall none of my words be deferred any more, but the word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 12:26-28
Ezekiel is told that the judgment on Jerusalem and the Promised Land will not be delayed forever. This bold statement ties directly to Revelation 10:1-7 where we read that there “should be delay no longer” as the seventh trumpet sounds.

Revelation 10:7 describes the days of the declaration:
"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
If you have read the book of Revelation, you know that the seventh trumpet will be blown. We see this in Revelation 11 as the messenger to John declares that the "kingdoms of this world" will become The Kingdom of God and of Messiah. That is the day Ezekiel writes of and the prophet gives us many details on the conflicts of the kingdoms in the end days.

"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."

Take note, this is super critical. The word kingdom used in Revelation, is the Greek word "basileia" and it means "territory." Have you ever noticed that the land areas claimed by the Palestinians are mistakenly called occupied "territory"?

Today, the world's headlines blame conflict on so-called occupied "territory". Everyday it seems, we hear of random terror and attacks on the Jewish people including rocket attacks as well as waves of stabbings, murder and car rammings by Palestinian terror jihadists that seek martyrdom with 72 virgins in a Qur'anic paradise while the PA pays their families a monthly pension to reward their evil.

Let's turn from the horror of the headlines and the lies of the hadiths to the truth of Scripture.

In Ezekiel 13, God implicates the men of Israel that speak of their visions of peace for Jerusalem “when there is no peace”:
"To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD."
Later, Almighty God tells Ezekiel (in chapter 35) that at the time of the punishment, The Lord God will stand against the descendants of Esau (Mount Seir). As you might see, this calamity mirrors those Christians that though time have mistakenly led European expulsions and Russian pogroms physically and spiritually that have stood against the Jewish people as they have remained committed to the Word of God and His Sabbaths. That alone shows the insanity of anti-Semitism.

Still many nations still seek to divide the land for peace. These nations make an excuse veiled in a disguise of truth called the Israel-Palestinian Conflict.

Just look at the evidence, it is in history and in the Bible, yet the good news in the headlines of the book of Ezekiel show that the prophet is told to declare the future promise of restoration and the blessing of peace that will not come from dividing God's land but that will come with a renewed covenant. It will come from the restoration of Jew and Gentile.

This peace will not come as men have planned with the dividing diplomatic process of the 'United Nations' against Israel no matter how noble the words 'peace and security' may sound.

Peace will not prevail from the people of Mt. Seir.

Take note, this word "Seir" means "hairy" and that should raise an eyebrow when you think back to Jacob. He sought to disguise himself from Isaac, pretending to be 'hairy' like Esau (see Genesis 27).

The sequence of Ezekiel's end-time calamity that leads to restoration zeros in with the sequence of events shown in the scroll that unrolls to Ezekiel chapter 35 and that scroll reveals difficulty all the way through chapter 39.

The modern stage is before us, it is seen in Ezekiel 33, when the prophet learns that the city of Jerusalem will fall and that the time of the end would be a time that the shepherds of Israel agree, unwittingly to break Jacob's covenant and "divide" the land for peace.

There will be judgment because of man's reliance on good coming from evil (see Ezekiel 34:1-10).

The scene Ezekiel describes changes dramatically in chapters 40-48 as if we are reading another scroll of promise.

This is repeated in Revelation 20:11-15. Ezekiel gives us many of the details reiterated in Revelation including the blessed tabernacle, the "dwelling place" of Heaven on Earth, New Jerusalem and the promise of "My sanctuary in their midst forever" promised in Ezekiel 37:26. These prophetic promises all tie directly to the Lord's Prayer:

"Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." That's because in the end, it's not about a trip to Heaven, its about Heaven coming to Earth, God with mankind, just as it began in Eden.

This last page in the Bible is not The End,
it is the beginning of Eden's restoration.

This is shown in Revelation 21:3...
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God"
The book of Revelation is full of images and references from John of similar visions given Ezekiel, so much so perhaps we might imagine that the Apostle John was given his vision at the Isle of Pathmos after reading the scroll of Ezekiel just as Daniel was given amazing revelation while fasting and praying over the words he read in the scroll of Jeremiah.

Here is something important, if you are a Bible student or not you need to know that Almighty God promises that He declares all things to the prophets ( read Amos 3:7) so it is not for us to study Darby-like prophet blind interpretations, but we are to learn and study the words of the prophets of Scripture.

The disciple Peter reiterated just how critical this is in 2Peter 1:20-21 as he exhorts all readers to rely on the writings of prophets:
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God."
Our Creator tells us through the prophet Isaiah that He has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).

Two promises must be considered if we seek to understand 
the sequence Ezekiel provides in his scrolls.

Before we look deeper in the words of Ezekiel, consider what has happened over the past five years.

Just five years ago, the unrest that we now know as the 'Arab Spring' included a focus on ancient Egypt and if we paid attention, it starkly reminded us of the Bible verses that speak of seven nations living in and around ancient Israel.

The Bible declares that the ancient nations of the 1) Hittites, 2) Girgashites, 3) Amorites, 4) Canaanites, 5) Perizzites, 6) Hivites, and the 7) Jebusites were seven nations more numerous and mightier than Israel. This is shown to us Deuteronomy 7 and by a glance at any map today all nations of people in and around Israel are Muslim people groups and all of them are more numerous and seemingly mightier than Israel.

Today, the uprising of radical Islamists within a combination of government and religious powers in these surrounding Muslim countries was mistaken by the "West" as an uprising of people seeking democracy. The Arab Spring was thought to be a good thing by western prognosticators, but they were wrong.

The world is a witness to the horrors just north of the land of promise. The headlines are full of the news of wandering Syrians, refugees from the terrible conflict that began three weeks before Passover 2011.

Horrifically, in the Syrian civil war some 400,000 or more Syrians have been killed to date, but 4.8 million Syrians have been scattered around the globe like an anti-thesis to the ten tribes of Israel that the Assyrians attacked and scattered around the globe beginning in 722 BC.

The Bible tells us the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom, often called Ephraim disappeared when the Assyrian armies invaded, captured and deported the Israelites. At the time, they were called Ephraim because that tribe was the largest of Israel.

Believe it or not, it all started with a civil war that divided Judah in the south and Israel in the north. Their disputes divided the Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom under Jeroboam and the Southern Kingdom under Rehoboam divided in 931 BC. The Northern kingdom's Assyrian assault began in 721 B.C. during the reign of King Hoshea (2 Kings 17).

Those who survived the onslaughts disappeared into exile and they are know today as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

The first invasion of the Northern Kingdom was from Assyria's king Tiglath-Pileser. The second invasion by Assyria came under Shalmaneser V and Sargon in 722 B.C. Samaria fell at that time as well. After the Northern Kingdom of Israel was assimilated by Assyria, eventually the Southern Kingdom fell to Babylon's attacks and Daniel was forced to leave with everyone else or face certain death.

Today, in a similar manner many Syrians are now in diaspora to places the ten tribes of Israel were scattered to as millions have fled grave tribulation wandering on their way, scattered on a global scale among the nations and in judgment too as the world fears that terrorist radicals are embedded among the Syrian immigrants as the UN focuses it efforts to divide Israel.

What goes around comes around. The end was declared from the beginning.

The prophet Joel says:
"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land, and have cast lots for my people..." - Joel 3:1-3
Devastation continues everyday in Syria and the plight of the Syrian refugees, the so-called migrants will be front and center on the world's stage for many years to come.

I'm not quite sure why the press calls them 'migrants.' That's really confusing. In any dictionary, migrants are crop workers who 'voluntarily move' from place to place to do seasonal harvest work. These people are not farmers, many are Christians and their move is an escape. They are on the run because their homes, schools, cities and churches have been destroyed in grave tribulation for crying out loud!

The first refugee exodus from Syria began during the end of the reign of the Ottoman Empire. At that time, nearly one million Syrians arrived in the United States and more than 90% of them were Christians. Others fled to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and Australia. Before that time, 25% of the Syrian population was Christian. Before the current assault on the people of Syria began, about 10% were Christian and Damascus, Homs and Aleppo had been the focus of Christianity in the region thanks to the amazing ministry of the disciple Peter. You remember him, he delivered the sermon at Shavuot (Pentecost) after the Holy Spirit descended fifty days after the resurrection of Yeshua. Later, his assignment to preach the gospel of The Kingdom was fulfilled in Damascus.

Most certainly, Syria's conflict will be front and center and someone at the UN will continue to seek to blame Israel for the Muslim unrest in the Middle East as they always do. Syria will be the major topic of discussion by world leaders at the UN's 71st General Assembly in September, later this year. I'm no prophet, believe me, the UN agenda is posted online for anyone to see. The general debate on Syria is titled: "Summit for Refugees and Migrants."

The Arab Spring uprisings were the will of the people all right, but it was not democracy they sought, it was division. No rebel in Syria or Northern Iraq seeks democracy, they seek a Caliphate and the rule of Sharia in the Levant with an ultimate goal to wipe Israel off the map.

Joshua 11:1-5 records that many of the hostile nations were defeated by Israel under Joshua's (Yehoshua's) military leadership. Long ago today's radical Muslims were the Canaanites, the Amorites as well as the Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Hivites. These are six of the seven nations named in Deuteronomy but Joshua 11:19 clearly tells us Israel's armies did not destroy them all.

The Hivites of Gibeon were spared and the Girgashites weren't mentioned again in the Bible, so we know five of the seven fell in antiquity including the leader of them all, King Jabin of Hazor. 

Jabin means "whom God observes" as in the popular saying: "know your enemy".

When modern Israel was established in 1948, the enemies of Israel were known as The Arab League or more formally, the League of Arab States. These seven were founded in Egypt in 1945 by 1) Egypt, 2) Iraq, 3) Lebanon, 4) Saudi Arabia, 5) Syria, 6) Yemen and 7) Transjordan (renamed Jordan, as of 1950).

The founding Arab League nations were established by the Protocols of Alexandria, and like a Biblical blueprint, four leaders of these seven nations have now fallen from power. Five years ago, the western media called the Islamic Awakening the Arab Spring which has changed the power structure of four of these Arab nations... yet thousands of years ago, Biblical prophecy declared "five will fall".

So, the question is: Is the "five will fall" prophecy tied to the collapse of Mid East leadership after the modern nation of Israel was re-established?

This prophecy of the "fall of five" is seen in Revelation 17:10 and it certainly appears that the end time prophetic events are coming together before our eyes. We can't forget that immediately after Israel declared itself an independent state following the Holocaust the armies of five, yes five Arab League nations: 1) Egypt, 2) Jordan, 3) Syria, 4) Lebanon, and 5) Iraq attacked Israel without any provocation whatsoever.

Yet, just before the attack on the new tiny remnant state, many thousands of Arab people ran from their homes and deserted the Promised Land. All of this sounds like a storyline right out of the book of Joshua doesn't it?

For Bible students, today's devastation of Syria should point you to the prophetic words of Revelation 17:9-11...

And if we are to have wisdom, it is well worth considering that four of the seven "kings", the rulers of the original Arab League States "have fallen" since December 13, 2003. That was the day Saddam Hussein was captured as he was found hiding in a six-foot hole in the ground outside his childhood home of Tikrit, a two and 1/2 hour drive north of Baghdad. Not only that, on October 20, 2011, Lybia's Muammar Gaddafi was found hiding in a drainage pipe outside Sirte, Libya.

So, just what does the riddle of Revelation say?
"Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction". Revelation 17:9-11
Consider... following the execution of Iraq's Dictator Hussein, Libya's Dictator Muammar Gaddafi fell as did Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Ben Ali lives. He fled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the western gateway to Mecca. Amazingly, in 2008 Ben Ali predicted the fall of Egypt, the take over of the Muslim Brotherhood and the revolt in Syria that may show us the one that must remain a little while, Bashar Assad who leads destruction in Syria.

The Jerusalem Post reported the amazing story back in December of 2010: 'Tunisian premier predicts Muslim Brotherhood takeover'
By Herb Keinon Last Updated: 12/08/2010 14:28 The moderate Arab states' fear of Iran and Islamic radicalism continued to pour forth from documents released by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, with the Tunisian President predicting in a conversation with a senior US diplomat two years ago that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over Egypt sooner or later. According to a cable written on March 3, 2008 by Robert Godec, the U.S. ambassador in Tunisia, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali told Assistant Secretary of State David Welch that "Tunisia was happy it was part of the Maghreb, and not part of Levant or Gulf."

The dispatch said Ben Ali "opined that the situation in Egypt is 'explosive,' adding that sooner or later the Muslim Brotherhood would take over. He added that Yemen and Saudi Arabia are also facing real problems. Overall, the region is 'explosive.'" Ben Ali said that Syria was a source of concern in the region, since it is "acting for Iran, and the later is fueling regional problems." Ben Ali, according to the dispatch, said "he 'does not trust' the Shia."
It appears now that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will most certainly be the next to fall from power... Not only that, the prophecy says: "one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while".

Astonishingly, two thousand years after it was written, Revelation 17:10 tells us plainly that five of seven end time leaders will fall. Yes, you read that correctly: five will fall and following his father Hafez al-Assad Presidency of Syria from 1971 to 2000, Bashar al-Assad has remained a little while. The reason he has remained is based to a large degree by the support he has received from Russia and Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Ayatollah has not only supplied weapons and military support from the Islamic Republic to Syria, he has also supported Iranian efforts for uprisings of evil in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.

Is it possible that the prophecy of Revelation 17 and today's Arab League nations are somehow linked? It seems so, yet there may be another link between the ancient nations that opposed Joshua to the modern armies that attacked Israel in 1948 as the tiny nation state fought back the Arab League troops to retain their land. Israel successfully defended itself again in 1967 during the Six Day War and in fact gained much more of the promised land grant given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Now, it now appears that Syria will eventually be the fifth Arab League nation to fall as President Bashar al-Assad battles five years into the grievous Syrian conflict that has shattered that country where Paul's eyes were opened. Assad has been kept in place in large degree by Iran who supports Lebanon’s Hezbollah, as well as Russia while half of the civilian population has been uprooted and displaced as hundreds of thousands of families have been slaughtered. At the end of the day, what will be left of Syria? Forsaken and a ruinous heap just as Isaiah 17 describes in The Oracle of Damascus.

Unless there is another, Assad's will be the fifth dictatorial Muslim government of the 'original' Arab League to fall from power through extreme violence and consider this: Syria is one the three nations (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) that fought against Israel in 1967. Remember too, Israel has peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, not Syria.

Egypt and Jordan represent the fulfillment of prophecy as these two Arab nations remain committed to peace with Israel. Egypt's peace treaty was signed just before the Spring Feasts of 1979 and Moab, rather 'Jordan's' treaty was signed in 1994 just after the Fall Feasts that year.

God's word is incredible, its prophetic words point toward these peace treaties. They are found near the end of the Torah scroll in the portion known worldwide to the Jewish people as Ki Tetze "When You Go Forth" (Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19). There in Deuteronomy, as plain as day, we can read about two nations that God says will be at peace with Israel:
“Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country.” Deuteronomy 23:7
Who could believe the report, that the words written so long ago would stand today?

Yeshua of Nazareth, that's who.
“Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Torah, till all be fulfilled.” Matthew 5:17-18
This is important, the prophetic scrolls are unrolling, so lets look again at what has happened since the Arab Spring began.

As it stands today, the world has witnessed the fall of four Arab League leaders: 1) Iraq's (Saddam Hussein), 2) Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 3) Egypt's (Hosni Mubarak) and 4) Yemen's (Ali Abdullah Saleh). Each has fallen from power right before our eyes as they were stripped of their post World War II autocratic rule and dictatorial power.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad will soon be on the threshold of losing his power and Alewite government rule as Sunni rebel warriors that oppose the Shiites have morphed in the rebels opposing the Alawite 'king.' Incredibly, Russia and Iran are in the middle of the conflict supporting President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian Ba'athist government in the Syrian civil war with Turkey has become a bitter foe in the East since the start of Syrian civil war.

If these four men: Saddam Hussein, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak and Ali Abdullah Saleh are indeed four of the seven "kings" noted in the book of Revelation, then one of the seven today is 'the' government which was (in power)... will come back into power... yet go on to destruction by the sword in the valley of decision.

This means that Islam itself that feigned death at the end of World War I with the fall of the Ottoman Turk Empire will rise up again. These prophecies look much like a re-run of the fall of King Jabin of Hazor described in Joshua 11. Today's Jabin whoever he is on the world stage, may very well rise from the chaos of this "Islamic Awakening" in an attempt to unify the people and nations of the Mideast.

We are seeing the Bible's prophecies repeat as the Arab League seeks Palestinian land and Israel may unwittingly negotiate to divide its people for peace. But why?
"Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and his two servant wives." Genesis 33:1
The Bible is focused on the lands of the Middle East and Jerusalem is the fulcrum point of Scripture.

With that known, let's consider the goals of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council's charter: the 1981 GCC founding charter states (underlines mine for emphasis):
"Being fully aware of the ties of special relations, common characteristics and similar systems founded on the creed of Islam which bind them; and Desiring to effect coordination, cooperation and integration between them in all fields; and, Having the conviction that coordination, cooperation, and integration between them serve the sublime objectives of the Arab Nation; and, In pursuit of the goal of strengthening cooperation and reinforcement of the links between them; and In an endeavor to complement efforts already begun in all essential areas that concern their peoples and realize their hopes for a better future on the path to unity of their States; and In conformity with the Charter of the League of Arab States which calls for the realization of closer relations and stronger bonds; and In order to channel their efforts to reinforce and serve Arab and Islamic causes, Have agreed as follows: click here to continue reading the Arab States GCC charter...
We must keep our eyes wide open as watchmen over Jerusalem, so there is much more to consider, there is more to prepare our hearts and the hearts of others for - as we pray about these powerful events in the sea of the Mideast nations that have allowed Islamic radicals to move from persecuting Christians to trying to destroy Israel in horrific tribulation as many in the 'west" wait for a rapture ride.

So what is next?

The stage has been set division, for monumental trouble within the Mid-East lands surrounding Israel that will impact the Promised Land and ultimately the world.

Ezekiel gives us 'the sequence' if you will of the final events.

In the beginning of his scroll, Ezekiel gives a wake up call about the sequence of calamities described in Matthew 24:21; 2Thessalonians 1:6 and in Revelation 7:14 just before the coming 1,000 year Messianic "day." The difficulties of the birth pangs do not originate in Christian sources quoted from Matthew, Paul or John. Like the entire Bible, the source is Jewish and they come from Bblical prophecies like those first found in Deuteronomy 4:30 and are noted By J. Immanuel Schochet as the Ikvot Meshicha: The Time Immediately Before Mashiach:

"The time appointed by G‑d for the Messianic redemption is a closely guarded secret.1 Nonetheless, we are offered many hints to recognize its proximity: when certain conditions come about, await the imminent coming of Mashiach.

Most of these conditions are quite disturbing, clearly displaying a situation of the very “bottom of the pit.”2 One major source describes the world-condition in those days as follows: increase in insolence and impudence; oppressing inflation; unbridled irresponsibility on the part of authorities; centers of learning will turn into bawdy houses; wars; many destitutes begging, with none to pity them; wisdom shall be putrid; the pious shall be despised; truth will be abandoned; the young will insult the old; family-breakup with mutual recriminations; impudent leadership.3

Other sources add: lack of scholars; succession of troubles and evil decrees; famines; mutual denunciations; epidemics of terrible diseases; poverty and scarcity; cursing and blaspheming; international confrontations nations provoking and fighting each other.4 In short, it will be a time of suffering that will make it look as if G‑d were asleep. These are the birthpangs of Mashiach, bearable only in anticipation of the bliss that follows them.

“When you see a generation ever dwindling, hope for him… when you see a generation overwhelmed by many troubles as by a river, await him.”5 “When you see nations fighting each other, look toward the feet of Mashiach."6
  1. Pesachim 54b; Midrash Tehilim 9:2. See Zohar Chadash, Bereishit, 8a.
  2. Midrash Tehilim 45:3. See Ma’amarei Admur Hazaken-Ethalech, p. 103f.; and Besha’ah Shehik-dimu-5672, vol. I:p. 551; relating this to the principle (Midrash Tehilim 22:4; Zohar II:46a) that the darkest moments of the night are immediately before daybreak. Cf. Zohar I:170a. For this analogy see also the comment of R. Elijah, the Vilna Gaon, cited in Even Shelemah, ch. 11:5.
  3. Sotah 49b.
  4. Sanhedrin 97a; Shir Rabba 2:29.
  5. Sanhedrin 98a.
  6. Bereishit Rabba 42:4. Note Pesikta Rabaty 37:2 (ed. Friedmann, ch. 36)!
The prophet Joel records God's words wake up call about the key issue for trial, dividing Israel:
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to My inheritance, My people Israel, because they scattered My people among the nations and divided up My land" Joel 3:1-2.
The scenes that Ezekiel records tie with the words of Joel as well as Zechariah. They each address the events of the vision of trouble 'in that day.' The overriding message is the fact that Almighty God has never given up on the Jewish people, they have not been replaced in another dispensation and Jerusalem remains the apple of God's eye. This is clear If you keep reading what the prophet saw in Ezekiel 40, you'll even notice a gate and you'll see Messiah the prince in Ezekiel 44-48 and the 12 gates of YHWH-shammah that declare the promise of Messiah the praised son of the right hand and the blessing for the troop of Israel from the wrestling match of Jacob:

  • Reuben "behold a son"
  • Judah "praised"
  • Levi "joined to"
  • Joseph "Yehovah has added"
  • Benjamin "son of the right hand"
  • Dan "a judge"
  • Simeon "heard"
  • Issachar "there is recompense"
  • Zebulun "exalted"
  • Gad "a troop"
  • Asher "happy"
  • Naphtali "wrestling"

Israel is the land of His covenant land promise and any division of the Promised Land by the nations will bring on another phase of trouble before Messiah's promised "millennium" the Messianic Era of rest when Zechariah's and Isaiah's words ring true:

"And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship...and to keep the feast of tabernacles..." Zechariah 14:16
"It shall come to pass that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord." Isaiah 66:23

The sequence given by Ezekiel indicates this will all occur 'before' the final battle of Gog from Magog no matter what others declare. That looks to be the time when Revelation declares haSatan will be loosed "for a little season until the thousand years should be fulfilled."

Ezekiel places Gog front and center in the final conflict of good and evil. Toward the end of the thousand years according to Revelation, haSatan will be released just as it was in Eden to deceive the hearts of mankind one last time. Our Heavenly Father always gives everyone the opportunity to choose and make the right choice in the end just as He did in the beginning, after all the Bible is about choice: good or evil.

Isaiah 46:10 tells us God will make known the end from the beginning. In this way, all people can make their final Yom Kippur choice: accept the living Word of God by life in Messiah and place their sin on Him or reject His splatter blood. Since Eden, God has shown He always gives each person a choice, and His desire is that we all choose the way to the Tree of Life and the water that nourishes eternal life.

So, when the Gog-Magog storyline is a part of the loosening at the end of the millennium day, haSatan’s deceived hordes led by Gog will come against the Promised Land, and just when the situation seems impossible... a glory fire will consume them because of the their fatal decision  to join the final purposeful rebellion against God, His Messiah and the people that call out to Him one last time for salvation.

The Great White Throne final Yom Kippur judgment will be at hand and all that is evil will be put on the head of the scape goat and banished forever. The scroll of Revelation sums it up:
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.” Revelation 20:11-13
Halleluyah and amen New Jerusalem!

Ezekiel chapters 38-46 describe the scene of Prince Messiah and Ezekiel gives us a virtual tour of the measurements of Messiah's work in building the Temple in Jerusalem just as the same angel in Revelation 11 is told to measure the city to be lit by the Glory of God promised in Revelation 22:5.

From the scroll of Isaiah we can see:
"In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, every one who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy and a pavilion. It will be for a shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain." Isaiah 4:2-6
Ezekiel describes the calamity before the resurrection and the family reunion of Judah and Israel as well as the restoration of the Davidic Kingdom under King Messiah after the resurrection in Ezekiel 37 "And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever."

The prophet even describes the restoration of the boundaries of the Promised Land that directly ties to Numbers 34:1-12 as well as the 12 gates of New Jerusalem shown in Ezekiel 48:30-35 that witnessed again as described again in Revelation 21.

Ezekiel even points out "the mindset" that opposes Almighty God, its the same marking on the forehead shown again in Revelation 7:1-8 just prior to the great tribulation of God and Magog.

Today, the nation of Israel contains a remnant number of Messianic believers scattered in many congregations, many say there are more Messianic Jews worldwide than there are Hassidic. Some even say there are over 14,000 Jewish followers of Messiah Yeshua in the Promised Land today.

Could it be that soon there will be ten times more, or a census of 144,000?

When we look to the end of the Ezekiel scroll, the prophet describes fruit trees on the banks of water flowing from the Temple. These are like the trees of Eden that were "good for food" and they are the same trees and fruit by the pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb described in Revelation 22.

Some believe Ezekiel's words of resurrection are only symbolic, a metaphor much like David Ben-Gurion spoke of. After the Holocaust… the Shoah, Ben-Gurion became Israel's first Prime Minister and he made a bold statement on May 14, 1948. That day he said:
"Ezekiel 37 has been fulfilled, and the nation Israel is hearing the footsteps of the Messiah."
Ben-Gurion was correct, we are hearing the footsteps of Messiah, but Ezekiel 37 was not fulfilled in 1948, it began. We can know this by the words of Ezekiel because the name of our Creator is not known by all, there is still much confusion among the nations but that is ending.

The ultimate promise of resurrection and restoration described by Ezekiel 37 is real. Billy Graham once said: “Many people do not understand the fundamental truths about mankind’s eternal destinations and that each person has in a free will choice to make concerning the most critical matter of life — where they will spend eternity after death.” He was right.

In Revelation, John writes of events following the resurrection to physical life that Ezekiel describes in the first resurrection at the beginning of the millennium noted in Revelation 20:4-6.

Most importantly, Yeshua of Nazareth speaks plainly of the second resurrection before the final Yom Kippur judgment in John 5:24-29 when He states:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment."
Ezekiel, like the Apostle John, describes that he 'saw' as the heavens opened, and he records a vision of God's glory and the four living creatures around the battle throne of El Shaddai. The throne was also seen by Daniel (see Daniel 7:9) and these four creatures are also described by John as the final witness in his vision at Pathmos (read Revelation 4:6-9 and Revelation 5:6-14).

There's much of confusion about resurrection, so much so, many Christians no longer use the word confusing reality with a theory. In the same way, there is much deception on what many think of as the end days thinking it is the end of the world when in fact, the end is a new beginning and so there is confusion about the sequence of Ezekiel, but God is not the author of confusion.

He is the God of order.

El Shaddai says He has declared everything to the prophets, so why all the confusion? Its the work of the deceiver, so time to study the prophets and ask the Spirit of God to be your teacher, not others.

If you do studyGod's word, take note that its important to look at the orderly sequence of Ezekiel. Study chapters 36-39, it spans a millennium and it describes the events leading up to judgment at the end of that Sabbath time of Messiah:

The Sequence begins with a remnant of Esau called Mount Seir
Moreover, the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it and say to it, Thus says The Lord YHVH, Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, And I will stretch out My hand against you And make you a desolation and a waste."

“I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am YHVH."

"Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end, therefore as I live,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.

I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns. I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall. I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am YHVH."
After division - God's Judgment
“Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,’ although YHVH was there, therefore as I live,” declares The Lord YHVH, “I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you."
The Mountains of Israel Will Become Desolate
"Then you will know that I, YHVH, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.’ And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it.” 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 35:1-15
Guess what... the 'West Bank' (Judaea) is Full of Mountains, Hills and Valleys.
“And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of YHVH'. 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Because the enemy has spoken against you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The everlasting heights have become our possession,’ therefore prophesy and say, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people.”

Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of The Lord YHVH."

'Thus says The Lord YHVH' "to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about," 'therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', “Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.”

"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys", 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', "Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations."
After the Division, Restoration will Come from God
'Therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', "I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults. But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come".
After the Desolation, "all Israel" will Return
"For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown. I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt. I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am YHVH."

"Yes, I will cause men — My people Israel — to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children."
God Warns Esau that You will Never Bereave Israel Again
“Thus says The Lord YHVH', "Because they say to you, You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children, therefore you will no longer devour men and no longer bereave your nation of children," 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer,” 'declares The Lord YHVH.’
God Recalls the Sins of Ancient Northern Israel and their Scattering
Then the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, when the house of Israel was living in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds; their way before Me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity. Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols. Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands.

According to their ways and their deeds I judged them. When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, ‘These are the people of YHVH; yet they have come out of His land.’ But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went." Ezekiel 36:1-21
God Will Act for the Holiness of His Name’s Sake
“Therefore say to the house of Israel", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst.

Then the nations will know that I am YHVH,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.

For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
God Promises a New Covenant, His Spirit and Salvation for the Jewish People
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God. Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.

I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.

Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations. I am not doing this for your sake,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by. They will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’"
All the World will Know YHVH
"Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, YHVH, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, YHVH, have spoken and will do it.”

'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock. Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 36:22-37
Vision of Dry Bones - Israel will know their Savior and Ephraim will Return!
'The hand of YHVH was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of YHVH and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me':

“Son of man, can these bones live?” 'And I answered', “O Lord GOD, You know.” 'Again He said to me', “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of YHVH.’ Thus says The Lord YHVH to these bones, "Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am YHVH.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.

Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”

So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
The Vision Explained – Resurrection and Heaven on Earth
Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the 'whole house' of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.

Then you will know that I am YHVH, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, YHVH, have spoken and done it,” declares YHVH.
Reunion of Two Sticks: Judah and Ephraim the House of Joseph
The word of YHVH came again to me saying, “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’

Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.

When the sons of your people speak to you saying", ‘Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?’ say to them, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand. The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes."
One New Man in the Land, United on the Mountains of Israel with One King
Say to them, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.

They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God."
Messiah’s Millennium Kingdom under The Covenant of Peace
“My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.

They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons’ sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.

My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am YHVH who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” Ezekiel 37:1-28
Time Will Pass - Then Gog Will Come in The End as Shown in Revelation 20:7-10.
And the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.

I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you. Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them."
The Summoning - In the Latter Years
"After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them."
Invasion – The Final Battle
"You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan, and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates, to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.’

"Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”
In the Last Days of The Millennium - The Armies of Gog Attack
“Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH, “On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?

You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them?"
The Wrath of God Starts with the Revelation 16:18 Earthquake
"It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “that My fury will mount up in My anger. In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground."
Revelation's Judgment Sword, Pestilence and Hail
"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 38:1-23
Invaders Destroyed on the Mountains of Israel
“"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal; and I will turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel."

"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand. You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am YHVH."

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am YHVH, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. "That is the day of which I have spoken."
Seven Years of Firewood from the Weapons of Plunder
“Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them. They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'.
Armageddon's Seven Month Burial Cleansing at The End
“On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog.

For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'.

“They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man’s bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. And even the name of the city will be Hamonah. So they will cleanse the land.”
Scavengers assembled for The Men of War
"As for you, son of man, 'thus says The Lord YHVH', Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, “Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.

You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. So you will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk, from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all the men of war,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'".
Glory Judgment - The Summary of the Prophecies of the Scrolls
"And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them. And the house of Israel will know that I am YHVH their God from that day onward.

The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.”
Calamity, Restoration and Spirit Outpouring
'Therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name. They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid.

When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations. Then they will know that I am YHVH their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.

I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. Ezekiel 39:1-29
The sequence of the scroll tells us a day of calamity is coming, a time of tribulation and desolation in the mountains of Israel following the division of the Promised Land for peace sought today by the nations. As noted, this calamity of division began in 1947 with the U.N. Partition Plan. Resolution 181 included a Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and the resolution was accepted by the Jews but rejected by the Arabs.

This short video shows the truth of the Palestinians and the PLO that only began only in 1964:

What does this all mean?

Simple. It means no matter what your views on Ezekiel may be, it is now time to turn to Messiah Yeshua before He returns.

He said your "house" will be desolate. The word "house" used here from the Greek "oikos" which means 'the place where one has fixed his residence, one's settled abode.' Today, we call the West Bank, the settled abode, aka the 'settlements'.

People of Israel, an attempt at division will come for the settlements of Judea and Samaria. Now is the time to call out for your Messiah. Repent and return to God's promise of Messiah. He is both Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben David. Return to hear God's word on this declared to the prophets and continue to walk in the faith of the Kingdom ways of Torah so that you can ready your lamp before the calamity.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided you a way to offer you His salvation through your Moshiach. You can accept His gift of life today. Consider Isaiah 53 very carefully, sure it points to your calamities but look at it closely it is about the Messiah from the tribe of Judah. It is not about a people in the end, its about Messiah. It plainly says:
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Judah you were stricken and afflicted by man, many of them Christians, so forgive us. No one is healed by your suffering. Turn back, repent, accept God's gift of love through Messiah Yeshua now. He is both the suffering servant and the King of Kings.

Today is the time, listen to Ben-Gurion: "the nation Israel is hearing the footsteps of the Messiah." The world will see your Messiah when you declare:
"Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord'. Psalm 118:26
Yeshua came in the name of The Lord and He validated this Psalm when He said:
"For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, until you shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Matthew 23:39
"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."

Whether Jew or Gentile, you need to get your life right with your Creator, don’t wait for tomorrow, get with Messiah Yeshua now! He bore your grief and sin for your healing, for your redemption, for the restoration. Declare it:
"I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin". Psalm 38:17

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
We are fast approaching the third day since these words were penned in the book called Matthew 2,000 years ago. Moses gave the world a prophecy when he recorded the words of The Almighty at Mt. Sinai:
"Have them wash their clothes and be ready by the third day, because on that day YHVH will come down… in the sight of all people…. Only when the yovel sounds a long blast may they go up."
And many among us I pray will be able to come and say these words to the coming Priest King in Jerusalem:
“My father was a wandering Syrian. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor. So we called out to Yahovah, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.

Then the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with terrifying power, and with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Now I have now brought the first of the land’s produce that You, LORD, have given me.