By: Robert Serreyn
Question? When does and Who will be at the 2nd Battle of Gog and Magog?
THE WHEN… is at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ as recorded in Revelation Chapter 20, Verses 1 through 8.
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (2) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (3) And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (4) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (7) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (8) And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog (Note… The 2nd Battle of), to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
THE WHO… will be EXCLUSIVELY all Gentile (non Jewish) people ACCORDING to verses 7 and 8.
(7) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (8) And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog (Note… The 2nd Battle of), to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
To give basis for my reasoning is this… WHENEVER the word NATION is in the PLURAL it refers to Gentile people, WHEN the word NATION is in the SINGULAR it always refers to the Nation of Israel or the Jews.
To further substantiate this statement we have to take ALSO into account what Isaiah 6:13 and Zechariah 13:8 say.
Isaiah 6:11-13 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, (12) And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. (13) But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
NOTE: The word LAND in V11 should be translated as COUNTRY for it refers to the State of Israel the Jews home land. The word LAND in V12 should have been translated as WORLD for it refers to all the Jews that live thought the world.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts (2/3rds) therein shall be cut off and die; but the third (1/3rd) shall be left therein (survive).
According to Zechariah 13:8, 2/3rds of all Jews that live in and around Jeusalem (Judaea) (Matthew 24:16) WILL DIE killed by the AntiChrist, Matthew 24:16 explains that the Jews that live in JUDAEA (that is where Jerusalem is located) are TO FLEE to Petra (the mountains) in the last 3 -1/2 years of the 7 year Tribulation Period.
Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea (Jerusalem) flee into the mountains (Petra).
Question… Why??? Answer… BECAUSE that is where the Temple is at the very one that the antichrist enters and declares himself to be Jesus Christ (God).
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
To add salt to the wound 9 out of 10 Jews that live in the world will ALSO die according to Isaiah 6:13. ONLY 1 out of 10 will survive. The Holocaust where Hitler MURDERED Six Million plus Jews during World War 2 will be considered a picnic in the park in comparison to what the Antichrist will do, no wonder Matthew the Apostle in Chapter 24 in Verse 21 calls it GREAT TRIBULATION.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land (Jerusalem), saith the LORD, two parts (2/3rds) therein shall be cut off and die; but the third (1/3rd) shall be left therein (survive).
NOTE… The Left therein means to survive physically to enter the One Thousand Year Kingdom of Christ here on earth.
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Therefore The Antichrist’s army that he uses to try to attack Jesus Christ and all of his saints will be comprised MOSTLY of all Gentile people WHICH according to Isaiah 65:20 will be 99 years old and younger but this will be met with INSTANT JUDGEMENT from God and the battle be over in a mere second.
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH