Someone wrote to me last week and asked if the prophecy of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39 is post-Rapture. The answer is that it is most definitely post-Rapture. This great prophecy describes a major power north of Israel (“out of the north parts,” Ezekiel 38:15; 39:2) that will create a strong military alliance and attack Israel and be destroyed by God. As for the timing, it is clear that it is for a time when Israel thinks herself safe and disarms. It is when Israel “shall dwell safely” (Ezekiel 38:8, 11, 14; 39:26). This is repeated four times for emphasis and it certainly does not describe this present hour. Israel’s cities don’t have walls, but Israel has better than that. It has one of the most formidable militaries on earth. In fact, it is very possible that Israel could defeat Russia and her allies. Russia has a strong military and a strong leader, but I would put my money on Israel. The rest of our reply to this question can be found in a report published earlier this week entitled “Is It Gog/Magog Time?” available at the Way of Life web site.
(Friday Church News Notes, March 4, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)