Gog & Magog: when are they relevant?
Do not be confused!
Refuse to speculate!
Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal is the subject of endless speculation. This is considered one of the definitive signs of the latter days and the Great Tribulation. A minor note is that it is Magog in Ezekiel and Megog in Revelation—but that’s a quibble.
But are they necessary for the coming of the King?
No they are not! In fact, scripture seems to indicate pretty strongly that they will become a factor at the end of the millennium. Prior to that, the scriptures do not apply except under certain conditions.
You can see who he is below.
Ezekiel 38:3-7—I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes— many peoples are with you. “Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. After many days you will be mustered.
But when is he coming down upon Israel?
- Ezekiel 38:8-11—…In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them…On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates…
This doesn’t sound like the Israel I know today.
After the millennium
As you can see below in the only other place mentioning Gog and Megog, this attack specifically comes when the millennium is ended. Again, that is not today. We haven’t even seen the King yet.
Revelation 20:7-8—And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle
Keep an open mind & be prepared!
No one knows the day or the hour.