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{ Part Eight, Revised Addition }.

"{ The Destruction Of Russia, And ALL Of Her Evil Allies - And Etcetera. Not If But . . . When: }?"

 

 

"The Funeral Song And Unveiling Of The Unseen World" . . .

( 1 ). { V. 17 } Scripture: "It came to pass also in the 12th year, in the 15th day of the month, that the Word of the LORD came to me, saying,

( 2 ). { V. 18 }: Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, into the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

( 3 ). { V. 19 }: Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down, and be you laid with the uncircumcised,

( 4 ). { V. 20 }: They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword': draw her and all her multitudes.

( 5 ). { V. 21 }: The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that helped him: they are gone down, they lie slain by the sword.'

( 6 ). { V. 22 }: Assur is there and all her company: her graves are about her: all of them slain fallen by the sword:

( 7 ). { V. 23 }: Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

( 8 ). { V. 24 }: There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they born their shame with them that go down to the pit.

( 9 ). { V. 25 }: They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about her: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they born their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.'

( 10 ). { V. 26 }: There is Meshech, Tubal, all her multitude: their graves are round about her: all of them uncircumcised slain by the sword, they caused their terror in the land of the living.

( 11 ). { V. 27 }: And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but "their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

( 12 ). { V. 28 }: Yes, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with them that are slain with the sword.

( 13 ). { V. 29 }: There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

( 14 ). { V. 30 }: There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians which have gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

( 15 ). { V. 31 }: Pharaoh shall see them and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword says the LORD GOD.

( 16 ). { V. 32 }: For I have caused My terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the LORD GOD, [ Ezekiel 32:17-32 }." ... see { Isaiah Ch. 19; - Jeremiah Ch. 46; - & - Zechariah 14:18-19 }.

( 17 ). The above { Vs. 17-32 } paraphrased in commentary form ...

( 18 ). { 17 } Scripture: "It came to pass also in the '12th year [ after king Jehoiachin of Judah was taken into exile' ], in the 15th day of the month, that the Word of the LORD came to 'me [ Ezekiel', saying,

( 19 ). { 18 }: Son of man, 'wail [ and cry over' and ] for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the 'daughters [ Population' ] of the 'famous [ and majestic' ] nations, into the 'nether [ center and inner' ] parts of the earth, with them that go down into the 'pit.

( 20 ). { 19 }: [ Ask yourself this question ] 'Whom [ among them ] do you surpass in beauty?' [ I.e., do you think that you are more favoured than the other Gentiles? I have news for you, now you ]: Go down [ yourself ], that you may be laid with the 'uncircumcised [ the lost unsaved heathenistic Gentiles' ],

( 21 ). { 20 }: 'They [ all the heathen who hate Israel and her GOD' ] shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: 'she [ Egypt' and all others in like manner whom are enemies of GOD ] is [ going to be ] delivered to the sword': [ therefore: ] 'draw her [ down to judgment,' her ] and all her multitudes.

( 22 ). { 21 }: The strong among the mighty shall speak to 'him [ Pharaoh' ] out of the midst of 'hell [ in Sheol' the nether world ] with them that helped him: they are gone down, "they [ the heathen Gentiles" they ] lie [ 'with the uncircumcised heathen who were, and will be ] slain by the sword.' [ I.e., all Gentiles are classified as heathen because they are "ALL" unsaved. ]

( 23 ). { 22 }: 'Asshur [ Assyria - today's Iraq. ] is there and all her company: her graves are about her: 'all of them [ that were ] slain [ in the past for ignoring JEHOVAH,' ... and will be slain in the future because of their ignorance in not accepting CHRIST as Saviour, they can truthfully say that they have ] fallen by the sword [ with no good excuses for themselves. They ]:

( 24 ). { 23 }: Whose graves are set in the sides of the 'pit, and her [ their ] company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

( 25 ). { 24 }: There is "Elam [ an auxiliary i.e., those who were helpers and supported Assyria" ] and all her multitude round about her 'grave [ i.e., her demise' and burial ] all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the "nether parts of the earth [ Sheol, in this case Hell of Hades" ] which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they born their shame with them that go down to the 'pit [ grave' ].

( 26 ). { 25 }: They have set her a 'bed [ a sepulchre' ] in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about her: all of them 'uncircumcised [ heathen' ], slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they born their shame with them that go down to the 'pit [ grave' ]: he is [ i.e., 'they are ] put in the midst of them that be slain.'

( 27 ). { 26 }: There is 'Meshech [ which became Moscow a large city in Russia' and ], 'Tubal [ Tobolsk' which also became a large city of Russia' and ], 'all her [ their' ] multitude: their graves are round about her: all of them 'uncircumcised [ Gentile heathen', ] slain by the sword [ for ], they caused 'their terror [ to spread and multiply' ] in the land of the living.

( 28 ). { 27 }: And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the 'uncircumcised [ heathen Gentiles' ], which are gone down to 'hell [ of Sheol' in Hades' ] with their weapons of war: [ I.e., they shall not have separate tombs such as the mighty conquerors have but shall all be heaped together in one pit, simular to the way the Haitians are being buried in mass graves today after the great earthquake, ] and "they [ who buried them' ] have laid their swords under the heads [ of the dead to signify honour," ] Therefore, alluding to the custom of burying warriors with their arms though honoured by the laying of "there swords under their heads," yet the punishment thus concerning ], "their iniquities shall be upon their bones [ with no honour actually bestowed upon them," their swords shall thus attest their shame not their glory, 'because ] they were the [ wicked people that caused the ] 'terror of the mighty [ to spread and multiply sin' ] in the land of the living.

( 30 ). { 28 }: Yes [ 'but ], you [ Moscow and Tobolsk' ] shall be broken in the midst of the 'uncircumcised [ heathen Gentiles' ], and shall 'lie [ without honours' ] with them that are slain with the sword.

( 31 ). { 29 }: There is 'Edom [ whose people are called Edomites, typical of the Palestinians today' and ], her kings, and all her princes, which with [ all ] their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the 'uncircumcised [ heathenistic Gentiles' ], and with them that go down to the 'pit [ grave' ].

( 32 ). { 30 }: There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the "Zidonians [ i.e., Sidonian's, Sidon, a city of people of ancient Phoenicia: an early and powerful Mediterranean seaport" ] 'which have gone down [ in death ] with [ the rest of ] the slain; [ for all the terror they have caused' ] with [ and because of all ] their terror they are ashamed [ "because ] of their [ great ] might [ strength, and ignorance' they are put to shame ]; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword and [ "they henceforth ] bear their shame with them that go down to the pit [ the literal earthly grave, and their souls go into Hell in Hades" ].

( 33 ). { 31 }: [ 'When ] Pharaoh shall see them [ he will feel great and comfort himself because of his self importance' ] and 'shall be comforted over all his multitude [ in his own mind' he was comforted with the melancholy satisfaction of not being alone, but having other national companions in his fall - to pay the same price. ], Thus, Pharaoh and all his army [ 'were also later to be] slain by the sword' says the LORD GOD.

( 34 ). { 32 }: For I have 'caused [ his' and ] My - terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the 'uncircumcised [ heathen Gentiles' and ] 'with [ all humanity' of ] them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the LORD GOD, [ Ezekiel 32:17-32 }." ... See { Isaiah Ch. 19; - Jeremiah Ch. 46; - & - Zechariah 14:18-19 }.

( 35 ). Commentary . . . Two weeks after the lamentation over Pharaoh, the prophet uttered this solemn and most impressive elegy over the multitude of Egypt and the other nations who have gone into Sheol. It has been called a weird solemnity funeral-march over the whole heathen world; but it is more than that. We look here into Sheol and see the nations gathered there stripped of their glory, in deepest abasement and shame.

( 36 ). Their bodies are in the pit, the grave and their souls in Sheol, the unseen regions. GOD's patience was exhausted with them, the measure of their wicked came full, then judgments swept them off the earth and they passed away and descended into Sheol. And what irony there is connected with it! [ Read our message concerning Sheol ].

( 37 ). And, as the king came there with his multitudes, whom did he find there? Asshur, that is Assyria, is mentioned first: "Asshur is there and all her company." She was a cruel, pitiless, destructive power, and now she, who once caused "terror in the land of the living," is helpless, with all her power gone in the unseen world.

( 38 ). "Elam, Meshech, Tubal, Edom, the princes of the North and the Zidonians" are named as being in existence there. Once great powers but now cut off; they lie with the uncircumcised in weakness and disgrace. While in { Ezekiel 31:15-18: } the "trees [ people of the nations" ] with the outstanding one being Pharaoh and his people that still existed while the other proud nations were taken to hell in Sheol, so also will Pharaoh end up in the same place.

( 39 ). A nation as such, does not go to Hell. Rather, it is individuals who go there. The point here is that Pharaoh and his people would eventually be removed themselves from the living on the earth and descend into Hades. Other nations were comforted when Egypt fell, but they too would later go down [ went down is a prophetic perfect indicating a future time ] to Sheol eventually.

( 40 ). A similar statement about Sheol as a place of departed nations, who are nevertheless conscious, is found in the Book of Isaiah. There the King of Babylon is seen in his descent into Sheol. Thus, as for Satan who was the lord and god of these nations, and we repeat . . .

( 41 ). { V. 9 } Scripture: "Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

( 42 ). { V. 10 }: All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as we? Are you become like us?

( 43 ). { V. 11 }: Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you?"

( 44 ). { V. 12 }: How are you fallen from Heaven, 0 Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, [ you ] which did weaken the nations,

( 45 ). { V. 13 }: For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

( 46 ). { V. 14 }: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High [ GOD ].

( 47 ). { V. 15 }: Yet you shall be brought down to Hell, to the side of the pit, { Isaiah 14:9-15 }!"

( 48 ). Commentary . . . Sheol in Hades, the place where all the dead went to at the time of their death before the resurrection of CHRIST. This was where Hell existed on one side of a wide golf and Paradise existed on the other side of the gulf. When the resurrection of JESUS took place, He resurrected the Paradise section out of Hades and transferred Paradise up into the third Heaven where it has been ever since that time!

( 49 ). "CHRIST led captivity captive," I.e., He transferred the Saints that were captive in Sheol of Hades to be with Him in Heaven, see { psalm 68;18-19; - 7:7; - 71:20-21; - Ephesians 4:8-10; - 1- Corinthians 15:20; - & - Hebrews 2:9-10. After those in Paradise were resurrected, all Saint at their time of Death went up instantaneously into Paradise where they are right now!

( 50 ). The above { Vs. 9-14 } paraphrased in Commentary form . . .

( 51 ). { 9 }: Satan: Hell in Hades below is stirred up to meet you at your coming [ 0 tyrant of the ages ]; it has stirred up the shades of the 'wicked dead for you - to meet and greet' you, even all the chief ones of the earth; all the kings of the nations that has been taken from their thrones they are looking in astonishment at your humbled condition.

( 52 ). { 10 }: All of them will tauntingly speak and say to Satan, have you also became as weak as we are right mow? Have you become like us?

( 53 ). { 11 }: Your pomp [ and magnificence ] have been brought down to Sheol in the under world, and the "sound of your harps [ memories of your greatness' ]; is spread under you [ the same as we whom have lost our way ], and the "worms [ past memories of what you could have become ] cover you? [ MESSIAH has decidedly saw fit to stop you and halt your intended agenda. ]"

( 54 ). { 12 }: How are you fallen from Heaven, "0 Lucifer [ light- bringer and day-star ], son of the morning! how [ is it that you have been ] cast out of the heavens and forced down to the ground of the earth, [ you self made great god ] which did weaken [ and laid prostrate ] the nations [ you 0 blasphemous satanic false king - with your evil ambitions" ],

( 55 ). { 13 }: And you have said in "your [ puffed up heart, your ambitious mind" ], I will ascend into [ the highest of the ] Heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of 'GOD [ Himself' ]: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the [ uttermost ] north:

( 56 ). { 14 }: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will [ make myself like the Most High GOD ].

( 57 ). { 15 }: Yet you shall be brought down to [ Sheol in ], Hell [ which is in Hades ], to the [ inmost recesses ] of the [ hellish ] pit, [ the region of the lost GOD rejecting dead ], { Isaiah 14:9-15 }!"

( 58 ). Commentary . . . Concerning Old Assyria and many of GOD's other ancient enemies read verses 22 0n through the rest of chapter 14 above. Satan is still planing what he is going to do but the first ten verses of { Revelation Ch. 20 } tells the rest of the story concerning his future!

( 59 ). The effect of this judgment upon the nations is given in the verses that follow, JEHOVAH GOD said . . .

( 60 ). { V. 21 } Scripture: "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:

( 61 ). { V. 22 }: So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their GOD from that day and forward.

( 62 ). { V. 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.'

( 63 ). { V. 24 }: According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid My face from them, { Ezekiel 39:21-24 }."

( 64 ). The above { Vs. 21-23 } Paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 65 ). { 21 } "And 'I will [ manifest My honour' and ] set My glory among the heathen [ nations ], and all the heathen [ nations ] shall see 'My judgment [ and justice in the punishment' ] that I have executed, and My hand that I have laid upon them:

( 66 ). { 22 }: So the house of Israel shall know [ understand and realise beyond all question ] that I am the LORD [ JEHOVAH ] their GOD from that day and forward.

( 67 ). { 23 }: And 'the heathen [ Gentiles of all the nations' ] 'shall know [ understand and realize positively ] that ''the house of Israel [ in the distant past' ] went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against Me', therefore I hid My face from them, 'and [ so I ] gave them into the hand of their enemies': so 'fell they all [ into captivity in which many were slain ] by the [ power of the ] sword', see { Deuteronomy 31:17 }:

( 68 ). { V. 24 }: According to their uncleanness and transgressions, I dealt with them in a just manner, and hid My face from them, but in a future Dispensation Israel's eyes will be opened to My manifestation and I will be their MESSIAH throughout all Eternity, { Ezekiel 39:21 - 24 }."

( 69 ). Commentary ... GOD's glory will be manifested among the nations when they see judgment executed upon 'Gog, [ Russia ]' Israel will recognise then that JEHOVAH their GOD had intervened on their behalf, and will turn to Him as in the days of their fathers when He brought them out of Egypt. The nations will understand then that the sufferings of the Hebrew nation has endured through the last 25 hundred years while being in captivity in the nations of the world, and while they were scattered among the hoards of gentiles, was because of their own iniquities.

( 70 ). The LORD's Hebrew people had trespassed against JEHOVAH, and therefore He had turned His face from His Own adopted nation and gave them-over to the hand of their enemies. Thus, throughout all these past centuries they had fallen by the sword. And because of their uncleanness and their manifold transgressions, GOD refused to intervene for them and turned His face from them when they cried for His attention and help.

( 71 ). When { V. 23 } states that the "LORD hid His face from them," this shows that this prophecy in part, is being fulfilled at this very moment. When CHRIST was translated from the Mount of Olives in { Acts 1:9 } He disappeared from off the scene and away from His adopted people, and will not appear to them again till His Second Advent as their MESSIAH.

( 72 ). Thus, His face is still turned away from them! During the coming Millennium all this will be changed. The Hebrews will turn back to JEHOVAH in love and worship and also be in repentance for their past sins. The LORD will turn His face back upon them and render to them great blessings such as they have never known before!

( 73 ). { V. 25 }: Scripture: "Therefore thus says the LORD GOD: now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel: and I will be jealous for My Name:

( 74 ). { V. 26 }: After that they have born their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against Me, when they dwelt in their land, and none made them afraid. . . .

( 75 ). { V. 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 . . .

( 76 ). { V. 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:

( 77 ). { V. 29 }: Neither will I hide My face any more from them; for I have poured out My SPIRIT upon the house of Israel, says the LORD GOD, { Ezekiel 39:25-29 }."

( 78 ). The above { Vs. 25-29 } paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 79 ). { 25 }: Scripture: "Therefore thus says the 'LORD GOD [ JEHOVAH, JESUS as the MESSIAH' ]: now will 'I bring [ back' ] again the captivity of 'Jacob [ Israel' ] and have mercy upon the whole house [that is the saved Remnant ] of Israel: and I will be 'jealous [ zealous, i.e., ardently active and or devoted" ] for My 'Holy Name':

( 80 ). { 26 }: After that they 'have born [ carried the thoughts of it with themselves' ... they "shall then remember and then forget ] their shame, and all their trespasses [ self-reproach and unfaithfulness" ] whereby they have trespassed against Me, "when they dwelt [ i.e., shall dwell securely ] in their own land [ after MESSIAH's Second Advent" ], and 'none [ of the saved Remnant of them ] shall [ ever again be ] made afraid [ of anything from that day onward ].

( 81 ). { 27 }: When I have brought them again [ back ] from the people [ in the nations of the world ], and gathered them out of their enemies lands [ I will return them back into their own eternal inherence that I promised them through the everlasting covenant I made with their father Abraham ], and 'am [ will be' ] sanctified in them in the sight of many nations:

( 82 ). { 28 }: After this, shall they know that I am the 'LORD [ Messiah ] their GOD, which caused them to be led into captivity and exile among the 'heathen [ Gentile nations of the world in the past' ]: but [ now, 'I have gathered them into their own land once again; and have left none of them any more there [ in any of the heathen nations ]:

( 83 ). { V. 29 }: Neither will 'I [ ever again turn My back on them' and ] hide My face any more from them; for I have poured out 'My SPIRIT [ of Grace' ] upon the house of Israel, 'says [ MESSIAH' ] the LORD GOD, { Ezekiel 39:25-29 }."

[ The prophet Ezekiel among many other prophets make very clear that the Hebrews are to be brought back into their own land ].

( 84 ). { V. 12 }: Scripture: "Therefore prophesy and say unto them, thus says the LORD GOD; behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel:

( 85 ). The above { V. 12 } paraphrased in commentary form ... "Therefore Ezekiel: prophesy and say unto 'them [ the people of Israel' ], thus says the LORD GOD; behold, O My people, I will open "your graves [ i.e., as if they are living like dead people at the present time. Thus, this is speaking of Hebrew's who are still living out - side of their home-land Israel, and are still in a type of captivity in other nations" ], and cause you to come up out of 'your graves, [ captivity in other nations'" ], and 'bring you [ back home' ] into your promised land of Israel, [ I.e., when MESSIAH gathers them from the other nations at His Second Advent ]:

( 86 ). { V. 13 }: And you shall know that 'I am the LORD, [ your Sovereign Ruler and King' ] when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves [ of this worlds nations ]:

( 87 ). { V. 14 }: And [ I ] shall put 'My [ Holy ] SPIRIT' in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I have spoken it and performed it, says the LORD." { Ezekiel 37:12-14 }."

( 88 ). Commentary . . . The above verses give a picture of the Hebrew Nation as a whole, after her captivity in the world since B.C. 606? when they were taken into captivity in Assyria and Babylon which began the times of the Gentiles. Even after this date until A.D. 70, the LORD worked with the Hebrew nation.

( 89 ). But, after Israel's final rejection of CHRIST as MESSIAH in { Acts 28:28 }, the LORD set the nation aside until the Second Coming of CHRIST when He will judge the nations of the world and bring Israel's captivity to an end. See { Matthew 25:31-46 }: which concerns the judgment of the nations just after the Second Advent of CHRIST.

( 90 ). At His return, those Hebrews that are yet alive will He gather forth from the four corners of the earth. See { Zechariah 14:4; - Ch. 10; - & - Isaiah Ch. 62 }. Only then, at the very end of the Tribulation Period when MESSIAH returns, will these prophecies be fulfilled.

( 91 ). We must never except any doctrine that teaches that the Hebrews who were in a lost condition when they died, will be raised again from the dead and have another chance to become His adopted Children. There will be no second chance for dead CHRIST rejecters of any race in the future!!!!!

( 92 ). If this were to be so, even Judas would have another chance to be saved. Many of the cults teach the lie of salvation after death. This doctrine is strictly un-Scriptural. In the vision of the "Dry Bones" in

{ Ezekiel Ch. 37 }: read on . . .

( 93 ). Physical resurrection is used as a type of the national restoration of Israel. And when their national sleep ends, there will be an awakening. When we read here in Ezekiel of graves, it must not be taken to mean literal graves; the graves are symbolical of the Hebrew nation as being buried among the Gentiles.

( 94 ). In this parabolic vision, it obviously represent the Hebrew nation in exile as being blinded and dead to JEHOVAH until His Second advent. If they were really physically dead, how could it be explained that they speak and say, [ our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost? ] See { Ezekiel 37:11 }. The same figure of speech is used in the New- Testament of the prodigal son when it is said, "For this my son was dead, and is alive again, { Luke 15:24 }."

( 95 ). Yet he was not physically dead, nor was he made alive again physically. Therefore, this vision has nothing whatever to do with physical resurrection of real dead bodies { Ezekiel 37:11-14 }. It is evident that when Israelis are outside of their own national boundaries they are counted as the dead in separation from their appointed homeland. A good picture of this can be applied to the BODY OF CHRIST. We today whom are GOD's Children, are separated from our homeland which is Heaven. The Rapture will eventually take us home!

( 96 ). At the LORD's return, Israel then will understand the reason for their suffering throughout the centuries, and will return in repentance to the LORD JEHOVAH against Whom they have sinned, Who will in His infinite grace forgive their iniquities and restore them to Himself. Then they shall dwell safely in their own land with none to make them afraid.

( 97 ). Indeed they shall know that JEHOVAH is their GOD, when revealed in that day, in the person of the LORD JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING. When CHRIST aloud them to go into captivity, His promises were to re-gather them in a future Dispensation.

( 98 ). MESSIAH will leave none of them to wonder any longer among the nations, neither will He continue to hide His face from them and He will pour out His HOLY SPIRIT upon the House of Israel, and acknowledge them once more as His own.

( 99 ). GOD is going to destroy Russia's massive armies by His supernatural power. He will send a fire on the homeland of Magog. We must conclude then that Russia and her allies will be almost entirely destroyed. We are aware that we have mentioned the fact of Israel returning back to their own land several times, but there are countless Bible students who do not accept this as fact. So, we have brought forth several Scriptures to prove them wrong. And, we repeat this next verse:

( 100 ). Scripture: "I will send a fire on Magog, and among those who dwell securely in the isles [ coastlands ], { Ezekiel 39: 6 }."

( 101 ). Commentary . . . Perhaps GOD will use other countries to destroy Russia by the use of atom bombs. But, He doesn't need any help, He has the power to do it Himself. No matter who performs the miracle, The LORD will solve the greatest internal threat to the security of the free countries of the world. We believe that this war will likely destroy one fourth of the human race as depicted in { Revelation 6:8 }. I believe also that this war will take place at the very beginning of the tribulation period . . .

( 102 ). Many believe that In { Revelation 9:15 }, is another war under different circumstances, and the Oriental nations likely led by the Chinese and their host of invaders will invade the Middle East, and in this war a third of the worlds people will be killed.

( 103 ). Some believe that this will be in the battle of Armageddon at the last or end of the Tribulation Period therefore, there will be no more communist after that! - It seems to this writer that there will be several battles during that period and we doubt that this is speaking of Armageddon.

( 104 ). At Armageddon every nation of the world will be involved, and MESSIAH will end that war at His return. At this present time, only a small minority of the Hebrews are worshippers of JEHOVAH, and very few know JESUS CHRIST as their MESSIAH. When Russia is destroyed just before crushing Israel, many of the Jews will call upon the GOD of Israel.

( 105 ). Many prophecy students are inclined to make the destruction of Russia synonymous with the battle of Armageddon when the Antichrist is finally conquered. They place an unnecessary burden of interpretation on these passages and ignore several lines of reasoning clearly indicating that these are different wars altogether.

( 106 ). Armageddon in { Revelation 16:12-21 }, comes at the end of the Tribulation Period as we have before stated, where all the "Kings of the earth" will be gathered.

( 107 ). In Ezekiel's prophecy, only the nations in that part of the world are involved. Another difference is that the armies gathered at Armageddon a re arrayed against CHRIST { Revelation 19:19 }, and not Israel as they are in Ezekiel's prophecy.

( 108 ). Still another difference is that MESSIAH will judge the nations after Armageddon, whereas Israel and other nations, call upon the LORD in confession and praise after Russia's destruction.

( 109 ). As to the wood Israel is to burn for seven years: A Dutchman in Holland uses a special wood for "coke breakers." This wood is stronger than steel springs and is very elastic. The name of the wood is "lignostone," this substance is now being used for cogs in the wheels of English lorries.

( 110 ). The Russians have for some time now, been using lignostone in the manufacturing of many of their weapons of war! This passage on the burning of the war material has always been difficult to explain because Bible Students did not understand how modern materials such as rifles, cannons, tanks, and other weapons could be burned.

( 111 ). They hadn't heard about lignostone. If lignostone burns better than coal it could explain why Israel will burn the invaders weapons for seven years. Russian economic aide, including war material especially given to the Arab nations are a part of the cause of this battle, and a part of the hooks GOD will use to draw this great invading army to Israel.

( 112 ). Russia will have to protect this huge investment they have given to these other nations even if it calls for direct military involvement. We should notice also in the list of nations who are going to invade Israel, that Egypt is not mentioned.

( 113 ). We believe that Egypt will have already been destroyed by Iraq before Russia invades Israel, perhaps this will also be part of the hooks that will draw the invaders down into Israel! See { Ezekiel 29 - & - 30 }. GOD will fight for Israel in several ways, and we will mention again the following prophecy . . .

( 114 ). [ 1 ]: A Great shaking, a cosmic catastrophe, a terrible earthquake. [ 2 ]: The enemy will be fighting among themselves instead of against Israel.

[ 3 ]: There will be pestilence.

[ 4 ]: Bloodshed.

[ 5 ]: Overflowing rain.

[ 6 ]: Great hailstones approximately one hundred pounds each, { Revelation 16:21 }.

[ 7 ]: Fire and brimstone.

( 115 ). { Ezekiel 39:6 } States: "And I will send fire on Magog." This will, as we have said, happen in the country of Russia. GOD will cause fire to fall upon the armies that do not take part in the invasion but remain at home in Russia for her home defence. This could possibly be the one/sixth part of the army that is mentioned in { 39:2 }, Although in my Hebrew text, it does not state that any part of this army is to be left alive.

( 116 ). I also believe that this means that GOD will send fire upon all those countries that are aligned or even sympathetic to the Russian invasion. Russia and the other nations mentioned in { Ezekiel 38:1-6 } will evidently come down by way of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan to the Dead Sea, which is about 20 miles from Jerusalem.

( 117 ). { Ezekiel 38:4 }, indicates that there could be many horses used in this battle to take Jerusalem - Israel's capital City. Naturally at the time this prophecy was written there was no motor travel as there is today. They will move around to the west side of the Dead Sea, where the LORD's destruction will begin to occur. We refer again to the following verse . . .

( 118 ). Scripture: "But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he has done great things, { Joel 2:20 }."

( 119 ). The above { V. 20 } paraphrased in commentary form ... "But I will remove far off from you the 'northern [ destroyer's ] army', and [ I ] will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the 'east [ Dead ] sea,' and his hinder part toward the 'utmost sea [ west of Jerusalem, the Mediterranean Sea' ], and his stink shall come up, and his 'ill savour [ foul odor of the dead bodies' ] shall come up, because he has done great things, [ the LORD will have destroyed the invaders. ]

( 120 ). Commentary ... From the verse above we note that GOD will turn Russia and her followers back toward Jordan where she began the invasion. Note that her front is now toward the Dead Sea, and her rear is toward the Mediterranean. While here in the Dead Sea area, GOD will destroy every living soldier that has come down to fight. We know that { Joel 2:20 } parallels { Ezekiel Ch. 38: through Ch. 39:16 }. . . . Read again { Ezekiel 39:11-16 }. Continued . . .

 

 

( Be Sure And Read Part 9 Of The Destruction Of Russia's And Her Evil Allies )

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