The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:10-12

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 39:10-11 – So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down [any] out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the [noses] of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call [it] The valley of Hamongog.

The area east of the sea (the Dead Sea) is downwind from the population centers of Israel. East of the Dead Sea is the wastelands and the northwestern edge of the Arabian Desert. Few people live there, and it currently useless land. Israel is cramped for space already, and the safest, largest place to bury this invasion force is in the wastelands east of the Dead Sea.


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

Immediately after the destruction of the invaders, Israel as a whole will begin to bury the dead. The pestilence from all the rotting corpses and weapons would create a health crisis if they were left to rot.

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The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:8-9

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 39:8 – Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken.

This is one of the days that God has been looking forward to for many, many years. The day that He will revenge Himself upon His enemies, save His people, and be once again worshipped and honored by them.

Why has He been so patient and long-suffering? So that many Gentile sons and daughters could be brought into His Family by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. The time of the Church Age is drawing to a close, with every tribe, tongue, and nation hearing the Gospel and the message of Grace spreading over the world as never before.

His incredible Love, Grace, and Mercy for us is the main reason He has delayed moving His hand against the evil rulers and nations of the world. God’s love for us is surely greater than His anger and wrath against His enemies.


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

What kind of weapons could Israel burn for 7 years? Surely not swords, bows, and arrows! There is a kind of weapon that could be converted (“burned”) for at least 7 years: nuclear weapons. There have also been recent research programs developed that can efficiently convert nuclear weapons into domestic nuclear energy sources.

The shelf-life of most of Russia’s nuclear weapons is between 7-15 years, and they rotate them out every 6th year (depending on the type of weapon) to ensure they will still function properly if/when used.

Why will Israel burn them for 7 years? Probably because that coincides with the period of the Tribulation. Not only is God supplying them with all the weapons they need during the Tribulation (as the whole world gathers against them), but their energy needs as well.

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The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:7

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 39:7 – So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not [let them] pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Today, many Jews — mostly in the USA — are largely secular and atheistic — they do not believe in the God who is regathering them to their land as He said He would, and Who watches over them day-by-day, despite their ignorance, pride, blasphemy, and ingratitude. However, the Jews within Israel are quite observant.

After God has wiped out the invasion forces so dramatically, Israel as a nation turns back to God and returns to their old way of worshipping Him, clamoring for a new Temple and perhaps even having the Sanhedrin (re-established in 2004 after over 1900 years) rule over them instead of their current political system.

Along with Israel once again being made aware of God, all the heathen (Gentile) nations of the world will know that God is the God of Israel, and that He is with them once again.

With Israel then turning to God, they will once again be reading the Old Testament and studying it for themselves. However, there is a New Testament, based upon Grace instead of the Law, and the Old has been replaced by the New.

Unfortunately, it will take the Tribulation and it’s horrors before Israel turns to Jesus and asks Him to return and save them (Hosea 5:15).

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The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:6

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

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

As an American or Westerner, this is one of the more disturbing verses in this passage. Note that none of the invaders inhabit any islands or isles — all the invading forces are land-locked and most of them are coming from the north, south, and east. This verse speaks of a region to Israel’s west, across the sea.

The phrase “them that dwell carelessly in the isles” literally means “those that dwell securely (without care) or confidently in the distant coastlands or isles”. In ancient times, this typically meant a very distant region across the Mediterranean.

However, it can also be interpreted as any distant coastlands on the other side of the world. This could be either the British Isles or more likely America, since the British Isles would be referred to as Tarshish again. But this verse seems to be speaking about a land to the west of their known world, which would be the Americas.

What could be happening here is that God is taking vengeance upon America for promising to protect and aid Israel, and then abandoning them in their greatest hour of need. God still says to the world, “Those who bless my people [Israel], I will bless. And those who curse my people I will curse. In Matthew 24-25, Jesus will judge the nations based upon how they treat Israel and His people. America often pressures Israel into false-peace treaties with their enemies who seek only their destruction, and has betrayed Israel in previous wars, like in 1967.

One way this could happen is that a nuclear exchange could occur between Russia and the United States. If Russia did launch nuclear missiles at the United States, mainly the coastal regions would be targeted, due to the nation’s capital and the major population centers being on the coasts (Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle to name only a few).

If America implores Russia and her allies to stop the invasion and they do not, America may launch their missiles at Russia and it’s forces as they are entering Israel, and Russia responds by launching their own against the United States.

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The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:4-5

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

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

After the invaders are slaughtered by God’s wrath (pestilence, hailstorms, etc.), they are left upon the mountains and are eaten by the vultures and such. Muslims today still fear not being buried, and the invaders’ bodies are all desecrated by the birds and animals eating their flesh.


Ezekiel 39:5 – Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD.

Magog and their hordes were renown for their horsemanship, and for them to fall upon the open fields was unheard of. They were known for quick, brutal attacks and would flee if the city or village had good defenses or if the attack was going badly for them.

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The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:1-3

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 39:1-2 РTherefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

There may be two ways to look at this verse, but either way, 5/6ths of their military forces are utterly destroyed by God:

1) 1/6th of the forces will be left behind in Russia and the other nations and the 5/6ths that attack will be completely wiped out by God.

2) 1/6th of the forces that attack Israel will be left alive (by fleeing or retreating) and 5/6ths are destroyed.


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

Don’t let the language of swords, bows, and arrows make you think these only refer to crude, medieval weapons — these are simply the old English words for the ideas conveyed by the original Hebrew words.

Sword (chereb) – “any destroying instrument or weapon”

Bow (qesheth) – “a launcher”

Arrows (chets) – “a piercer”

The modern equivalents of bows and arrows are launchers and missiles.

God is telling the invaders that He will knock the weapons (whatever they are) from their hands and then destroy them.

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The Islamic Attack – Ezekiel 38:23

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 38:23 – Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.

The main purposes that God apparently has for this incident is to let the world clearly know the following:

1) That God does indeed exist (inspite of the “God is dead” rhetoric of recent history and the media)

2) That God will intercede upon human actions/history and work out His purposes upon the world.

3) That God is a God of Justice who will repay nations for their evil deeds and their slaughter of the innocents.

4) That God is the true God of Israel who watches over and protects them, just as He promised.

5) That God will no longer let His name be blasphemed and mis-used by the religions of the world, especially Islam, which proclaims that they are God’s people, not Israel.

6) That God is the God of the Bible and not the Koran or the other religions, and people will see how this incident was written in detail in the Bible over 2600 years before it occurred.

7) That God is once again moving on the earth and in history after being “silent” for a long time, and that the End Times as spoken of in the Bible are on our doorstep.

 

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