Ezekiel 38

 

The whole house of Israel will be raised from the dead in the second resurrection. These are very old bones Ezekiel witnessed coming back to life. Israel will then go live in booths and will go up year after year to attend the ‘Feast of Booths’. The temple will be built by the ‘BRANCH’

The people who were raised from the dead in the first resurrection will spend 1000 years in heaven before they come back to earth. In heaven, Jesus will teach them about God’s salvation plan for the whole house of Israel.

After the 1000 years are over people of the first resurrection, like Ezekiel, will come back to earth and will camp outside the temple and city and will assist and teach and bring many to the truth.

Daniel mentioned this future event.

Daniel 12- 2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

 

Israel will not be alone. Included are the nations who attacked Israel during the great tribulation and all unsaved people since the begining of time will be raised at the second resurrection. These people will learn the truth, and every knee will bow and confess Jesus is LORD.

God is going to set Satan free from his prison to test the people from the second resurrected who have learned the truth. However, many as the sands of the sea will follow Satan to their second death.

Satan is going to launch an attack on the saints camped outside the city. God will immediately step in destroy all of Satan’s army and then Israel will bury the dead for 7 months. After the feast of booths is over then comes the great white throne judgment. God will judge them by their works.

Finally, Jubilee will begin and Israel’s inheritance will be restored. The living water will flow out of the temple and cleanse the land. God’s new bride,  Jerusalem, will come to earth and God will wipe away all the tears of the saints who’s loved ones died the second death.

Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and will be no more. The curse is over.

 

Revelation 22:1-3 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

 

More detail of Chapter 38

First War will be Armageddon

Ezekiel Chapter 38 only the verses 1 through 7 is about the future battle of Armageddon at the end of tribulation when Jesus returns.

Ezekiel 38:1-7 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 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 put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

Evil spirits will deceive the leaders of the earth to meet in the valley of Armageddon to fight the real Jesus coming toward earth.

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Revelation 16:14,16 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Immediately following the battle of Armageddon

  1. God will destroy all the wicked people, then he will burn the earth with fire. Earth will be uninhabited for 1000 years.

  2. Satan will be imprisoned in a pit for 1000 years.

  3. All the saints who came out of their graves will go live with Jesus in heaven for 1000 years.

 

1000 years have passed since the battle of Armageddon. Ezekiel 38 verse 8 through 23 is Satans final attempt to attack God’s redeemed people. 

  1. All the wicked or lost people who have ever been born Jesus will now raise them from their graves to fulfill God’s last high holy feast called (Feast of Booths)

  2. The 1000 years are over Satan is set free to roam the earth to deceive once again.

  3. Many as the sands of the sea will follow Satan to their destruction.

God has prolonged Satans life just for this occasion.

Rev 20:7-10 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

Satans Last Stand

Ezekiel 38:8-11 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates

Notice Revelation 20:9 is the same event as above

Revelation 20 :9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

Ezekiel 38:12-23 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 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.

 

‘Feast of Booths’ is the Grape Harvest of the Wicked.

Everyone who has ever been born since the beginning of time and then died the first death as a sinner will stay dead until the 1000 years are complete. After the 1000 years are over, all sinners will rise from the dead to live in temporary shelters called “booths” they will learn the truth and will have to make a choice of whom to follow.

Isaiah 2:2-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 

After the Feast of Booths, there is one last feast day to be fulfilled   ‘Jubilee’  a time for liberty and restitution. 

Question: How will the sinners live after God resurrects them from the dead?

Answer:

1.They will build temporary shelters and grow their own food

2.They will keep the Sabbath and the Saints will teach and instruct them on how to live.

The Saints are the people of the first resurrection.

The Saints lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

  1. Saints will learn about the ‘Feast of Booths’

  2. Saints will look over the books of the sinners.

  3. Saints will come back to earth and will camp outside the city to assist and teach.

 

Deuteronomy 16;18-20 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.
Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

 

Zechariah 8:20-23  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.
Yea, many people, and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

 

Zechariah 14:16-21 And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that comes not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

The temple mentioned in the book of Ezekiel goes into great detail of God’s salvation plan for the Grape harvest. This temple will be built by the ‘BRANCH’ (Jesus).

Question: What kind of bodies will the wicked have when they come to life?

Answer: They will have a new body of flesh and blood, and they can die the second death.

Only the people who were part of the first resurrection will have a heavenly body like Jesus and the second death has no power over them.

 

 

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