Monday, February 16, 2015

A new explanation for the identity of GOG OF MAGOD

Can these people get anything right the first time.  It has long been a wonder to me how anyone in their right mind could put trust in an organization that just cannot get its story right.  About anything.  No, it's not just that the "light is getting brighter."  They are scraping old explanations left and right and giving us new ones which, undoubtedly, they will also scrap and come up with even newer ones.

Who is Gog of Magog mentioned in the book of Ezekiel?

For a number of years, our publications have explained that Gog of Magog is the name given to Satan the Devil after his ouster from heaven. This explanation was based on the fact that the book of Revelation identifies Satan the Devil as the leader of the worldwide attack on God’s people. (Rev. 12:1-17) So it was thought that Gog must be another prophetic name for Satan.
However, that explanation raised some important questions. Why so? Consider this: When referring to the time that Gog is defeated, Jehovah says regarding Gog: “I will give you as food to all kinds of birds of prey and the wild beasts of the field.” (Ezek. 39:4) Then Jehovah adds: “On that day I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel . . . That is where they will bury Gog and all his hordes.” (Ezek. 39:11) But how could a spirit creature be eaten by “birds of prey and the wild beasts of the field”? How could Satan be given “a burial place” on earth? The Bible clearly shows that Satan will be abyssed for 1,000 years, not eaten or buried.Rev. 20:1, 2.
We are told that at the end of the 1,000 years, Satan will be released from the abyss, and “he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war.” (Rev. 20:8) But how can Satan mislead Gog if he himself is Gog? Therefore, “Gog” does not refer to Satan in either Ezekiel’s prophecy or the book of Revelation.
Who, then, is Gog of Magog? To answer that question, we need to search the Scriptures to find out who attacks God’s people. The Bible speaks not only of the attack by ‘Gog of Magog’ but also of the attack by “the king of the north” and of the attack by “the kings of the earth.” (Ezek. 38:2, 10-13; Dan. 11:40, 44, 45; Rev. 17:14; 19:19) Do these represent separate attacks? Not likely. The Bible is no doubt referring to the same attack under different names. Why can we draw that conclusion? Because the Scriptures tell us that all the nations of the earth will be involved in this final attack that prompts the war of Armageddon.Rev. 16:14, 16.
A time line of the attack of Gog of Magog, starting at the beginning of the great tribulation
 When we compare all these Scriptural references about the final attack on God’s people, it becomes evident that the name Gog of Magog refers, not to Satan, but to a coalition of nations. Will this coalition be led by the figurative “king of the north”? We cannot say with any certainty. But this thought does seem to be in harmony with what Jehovah says about Gog: “You will come from your place, from the remotest parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly, a vast army.”Ezek. 38:6, 15.
Similarly, the prophet Daniel, who was a contemporary of Ezekiel, says of the king of the north: “Reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. And he will plant his royal tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him.” (Dan. 11:44, 45) This clearly parallels what the book of Ezekiel says about Gog’s activities.Ezek. 38:8-12, 16.
What occurs next as a result of this final attack? Daniel tells us: “During that time Michael [Jesus Christ] will stand up [at Armageddon], the great prince who is standing [since 1914] in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress [the great tribulation] such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book.” (Dan. 12:1) This action on the part of God’s representative Jesus is also described at Revelation 19:11-21.
But who is referred to as “Gog and Magog” at Revelation 20:8? During the final test at the end of the 1,000 years, those who rebel against Jehovah will manifest the same murderous attitude as ‘Gog of Magog,’ those nations that attack God’s people at the end of the great tribulation. And the outcome for both groups will be exactly the same—everlasting death! (Rev. 19:20, 21; 20:9) It seems fitting, then, that all those rebels at the end of the Millennium be called “Gog and Magog.”
A time line of the attack of Gog and Magog at the end of the 1,000 years
As keen students of God’s Word, we wait with eager anticipation to see who in the near future will assume the role of “the king of the north.” But no matter who may take the lead in this coalition of nations, we are certain of two things: (1) Gog of Magog and his armies will be defeated and destroyed; and (2) our reigning King, Jesus Christ, will save God’s people and usher them into a new world of peace and true security.Rev. 7:14-17.

4 comments:

RandomAbstractness said...

We will never learn the real truth from the GB. They are apostate Anointed used by satan to keep Anointed within the congregations asleep to true prophetic events. If it only takes 3 scriptures to prove 1914 wrong,what else is wrong?
http://thekingdomwasnotbornin1914.blogspot.com.au/
The "signs" in the world that Gods Kingdom was born in 1914 are signs provided by satan,because it puts the GB in their position within the org. If there were no signs,there would be no GB.

The GB are wrong about the purpose of the Great tribulation,that we are in the middle of Armageddon right now,and Gods kingdom will be Born soon.
Who Gog is,is explained here.
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/timetable-of-kingdoms.html

TAG Master said...

You have to remember the "Governing Body" really didn't exist before the 1970s. Rutherford Russell these men led and were in complete control. Franz, and a few others really ran the show. Eager to find "Truths" they stumbled forward and made far too many assumptions - thus so many continual changes - even extending the "Generation " that saw 1914. Problem is 607 is faulse, we know know the "zero" year that Christ was born was miscalculated, and thus one more prophesied "End" has failed to come to fruition. I think the real telling that This is not Jehovah's true organization is the comming to light all of the Child Abuse cases. It's truely sad...

TAG Master said...

You have to remember the "Governing Body" really didn't exist before the 1970s. Rutherford Russell these men led and were in complete control. Franz, and a few others really ran the show. Eager to find "Truths" they stumbled forward and made far too many assumptions - thus so many continual changes - even extending the "Generation " that saw 1914. Problem is 607 is faulse, we know know the "zero" year that Christ was born was miscalculated, and thus one more prophesied "End" has failed to come to fruition. I think the real telling that This is not Jehovah's true organization is the comming to light all of the Child Abuse cases. It's truely sad...

Profiler said...

I agree with the Gog explaination. Makes sense. Armageddon is a war of God verse satan and his system. Gog would would the nation's rising against god and being put to death by him.