The attack of Gog from the land of Magog

//The attack of Gog from the land of Magog

Wednesday, February 8

I [will] sanctify myself through you before their eyes, O Gog.Ezek. 38:16.

Shortly before the remaining ones of the 144,000 are taken to heaven, Gog will attack God’s people. What reaction does this provoke? On earth, God’s people will appear to be defenseless. They will obey the instructions given in the days of King Jehoshaphat: “You will not need to fight this battle. Take your position, stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah in your behalf. O Judah and Jerusalem, do not be afraid or be terrified.” In heaven, however, there is a different reaction. Referring to the time when all the anointed are in heaven, Revelation 17:14 tells us this about the enemies of God’s people: “These will battle with the Lamb, but because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those with him who are called and chosen and faithful will do so.” Together with his 144,000 corulers in heaven, Jesus will come to the rescue of God’s people here on earth.

COMMENTARY

Gog of the land of Magog is symbolism that appears in both Ezekiel and Revelation. What does it symbolize?

It symbolizes a situation that will come about where the nations of the world will be mobilized to eradicate “Israel.” Or, in the case of the appearance of Gog at the end of the 1,000 years it symbolizes a rebellion after mankind has been restored from Adam’s sin. 

Of course, as Jehovah’s Witnesses know, “Israel” is also a symbol. The prophecy could hardly apply to the modern state of Israel. It is not defenseless, dwelling without any obvious protection. Although it has never been admitted Israel belongs to the exclusive club of nuclear powers and could take out virtually every nation in the Middle East and beyond if attacked. No, “Israel” represents true Christians, particularly the remaining ones of the 144,000 who are taken from the 12 tribes of Israel.

Over the course of history in his dealings with Israel, God has at times used various nations that were hostile to Israel to discipline and punish his people. In the times of the judges God allowed the Philistines to plunder and oppress Israel. Later he used Assyria and Babylon. In fact, Ezekiel the prophet was in exile in Babylon when he wrote the book bearing his name. And Ezekiel implied that Babylon’s devastation of Israel occurs immediately before Gog’s attack in the final part of the days, after they are gathered back and restored to God’s favor.

And that is the significance of the meaning of Gog of the land of Magog. The attack of Gog is not sanctioned by God, whereas Babylon’s conquest was and will be. The same is true for the attack of Gog in Revelation.

But why does Ezekiel 38:3 state that God will put hooks in Gog’s jaws and turn him around so that he attacks Israel?

The hooks in his mouth indicate that Satan will be presented with an irresistible target. What is that? The regathered people of God represent the sealed chosen ones and the great crowd. Everyone else at that time will not have their names written in the book of life. There will be no undecideds then. Just those who are in the Kingdom and those who have been excluded.

But the sealed remaining ones will still be quite human. And because of their seeming vulnerability Satan will be induced to maneuver his earthly forces to attack. If only one of the remaining ones of the 144,000 succumbs to fear and compromises, then Satan will have thwarted God’s purpose. That’s because the final sealing brings to an end the Christian era.

But Jehovah knows they will not be unfaithful. He will have put his spirit in them then. He will have given them a heart of flesh and removed their hearts of stone. (Ezekiel 11:19) They will be as stalwart as Christ was in his final hours, shining as brightly as the sun in Jehovah’s Kingdom.

The attack of Gog will instead serve God’s purpose to harvest the remaining ones in the twinkling of an eye, where they will join the entire contingent of Christ’s army of angels and holy ones, who will then unleash holy terror upon Gog and his hordes. The 39th chapter of Ezekiel describes it this way:

“I will knock your bow out of your left hand and make your arrows fall from your right hand. On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the peoples who will be with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of birds of prey and the wild beasts of the field. You will fall on the open field, for I myself have spoken,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. ‘And I will send fire against Magog and against those who are inhabiting the islands in security, and they will have to know that I am Jehovah. I will make my holy name known among my people Israel, and I will not allow my holy name to be profaned any longer; and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel. Yes, this is coming, and it will be done,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. ‘This is the day I have spoken about.’”

2017-02-08T09:36:13+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Commentary|70 Comments
  • Kjetil Stokka

    We have 2 questions

    1. Who is Gog?
    2. Why will he attack?

    Gog, we not know who Gog is, but we know satan is the ruler of this world.

    Why will he attack, because the elect the rest of 144000 have become rich.
    Very rich so he want their property and money.

    Ezekiel 38:11-13New International Version (NIV)

    11 You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land. 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”’

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Who is Gog of Magog?
      Excerpt :
      QUESTION: I’m confused as to who Gog is. Is it Satan? Or something influenced by Satan?
      __________

      ANSWER: Your confusion is understandable. For years the Watchtower taught that Gog was a reference to Satan after his ouster from heaven in 1914. But as of the 2014 Annual Meeting Gog is now said to represent the last kingdom.

      The reason for the change is because Ezekiel 38:15 and 39:2 reveal that Gog will descend upon “Israel” from out of “the remotest parts of the north.” So, rightly, the connection is made with the king of the north. (By the way, this connection was pointed out to the Governing Body years ago, back around 1998, before even I went online with e-Watchman.)

      Also, because Gog is said to become food for the birds of heaven and the wild beasts of the earth, as well as given a burial place in “Israel,” for that reason it is reasoned that Gog cannot symbolize a spirit creature, but a human chieftain. Read more> https://e-watchman.com/gog-magog/

    • Marisa Gomez

      Tu eres un autentico apóstata. ….No debes hablar asi, porque Jehova perdonará el error de sus elegidos a causa de su mismisimo nombre. Aunque antes tenga que castigarlos.

  • e.v.g

    Excellent, I wonder why the brothers of bethel are now accepting and teaching the message of e watchman, but in the same time they still serving vomit at the table…Hmmm..Very strange.

    • Beverly kenyon

      Don’t mean to be a nuisance e.v.g but what message are they teaching from EWatchman? I would want every person to know the real truth of the Bible but for some reason I’m finding the thought of them passing off the message of EWatchman as their own, like they’ve suddenly decided to tell some truth as really snide and cheeky! If that’s true it just shows the lengths some will go to hang on to power. Either that or their ‘knowledge’ has dried up and they no longer have the blessing of Jehovah’s Holy Spirit.

      • e.v.g

        The 144000 coming with christ was an e watchman understanding. It is very dishonest that they are teaching half truths. What are saying is very logic.

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      I know they are doing can you put me more light on that with few examples?

    • LW

      Man of lawlessness???

  • Kjetil Stokka

    One thing.
    We not know when this attack will take place. Because for God one day is like 1000 year.

    So it coud be Gog attack before all religion will be destroyed and the great tribulation start, 1260 days tribulation.

  • Kjetil Stokka

    The great tribulation is 1260 days, the same 1260 days when the Two witness are working, and also 1260 days when the 4 horse riding, and 1260 devil days when the devil angry, and 1260 days when the woman fly away .

    • Joseph Stephan

      Oh your making my head spin, now I’m dizzy ?????

  • Kjetil Stokka

    You need hermetic food for 1260 days, for survive the great tribulation .

    Because it will be so hard time so it never have been before on earth.

    Mark 13:19-20New International Version (NIV)

    19 because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again.

    20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.

    • e.v.g

      I bought a couple of sacks of maize and a hand mill, It is not hermetic but it will serve for a couple of days, some would think that i am crazy even my parents are saying that i am obssesed. I am just thinking in my child.

      • Kjetil Stokka

        Daniel wrote 1290 days, but God will Shorten the days to 1260 days.

        The first year will go Ok because they have weath and corn in store, but second year all animals will be eaten and all weath and corn.
        So the extrimly hard year will be the 3 year the last year , because the last year we only have hermetic food if you are lucky.

        • Arvid Fløysand

          John 6:31-35…bon apetit 😉

          • Kjetil Stokka

            This time you not get manna, the only help you get is that God will shorten the days.

            Mark 13:20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Matt 6:25-27…no need to worry 🙂

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Cutting the day short doesn’t necessarily mean it’s over, one must remember that the final preaching work which is five months comes right after the sealing of the holy ones. Revelation 9: And 10: .

          • Bklyn Kevin

            Yes in those coming days or should I say years men will have to learn that it is not bread alone that will sustain them but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’
            Matthew 4:4.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              So true Kevin..and along with all the love and support from all the faithful brothers and sisters(specially on this site) i belive we are going to do just fine…the Great Shepherd comfort and lead all who humbly listen to his voice 🙂

            • Bklyn Kevin

              And I’m sure our faith will have a lot to do with are very salvation.
              But he said to the woman: “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke7:50.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Yes that kind of faith suited in beautiful humble clothing…not seeking any glory for its own person but give all honour to others and most to Jehovah and Christ Jesus…btv..you are a nice brother in that way…well so many on this site is..and i wonder how many are there who actually follow this site?…How lucky we are living in this days ..that alone make me humble…and also very grateful

        • e.v.g

          We don’t know how things will be ending my friend, I mean for us. If we survive the first year then we should have lucky.

          • Beverly kenyon

            Try not to be anxious about it e.v.g, Matt6:25-27. If most of us don’t survive in the first wave then were sent to Hades and hopefully Jehovah will remember us and wake us after the carnage! Rev:6:8.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              So long as we keep the faith and die in union with Lord than there is no reason to worry about it I mean even if it means your life do not accept the mark of the wild beast.

              7 He was saying in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of judgment by him has arrived, so worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs* of water.”

              9 Another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

              10 he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb.

              11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image and whoever receives the mark of its name.

              12 Here is where it calls for endurance on the part of the holy ones, those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith of Jesus.”

              13 And I heard a voice out of heaven say, “Write: Happy are the dead who die in union with the Lord from this time onward. Yes, says the spirit, let them rest from their labors, for the things they did go right* with them.” Revelation14:.Read more

            • Beverly kenyon

              Having being a sinner and offending Jehovah with my sinful ways most of my life not taking the mark of the beast would be my last chance to be able to prove my love, loyalty and integrity to him…that’s if I get to that stage when things play out…as I might get taken out in the first wave. The ones I witness to I can’t stress enough to them about not taking that mark and it will be under the most horrific time known to mankind…not being able to buy or sell so where would your next meal for yourself and your family come from. So for me it’s all about mentally preparing now and putting away some provisions that can be stored safely and remember Bible examples like Job and Jesus…there was no compromise from them. It was only recently I read an article by Timothy Kline on that very subject about the mark of the beast and not being able to buy or sell when it comes down to the wire…it was extremely interesting. Endurance is mentioned in the scriptures you posted and I know it directed to the anointed but each and everyone of us will have to endure and pray for the strength to endure.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and began to pray these things to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like everyone else—extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give the tenth of all things I acquire. But the tax collector, standing at a distance, was not willing even to raise his eyes heavenward but kept beating his chest, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me, a sinner.’ I tell you, this man went down to his home and was proved more righteous than that Pharisee. Because everyone who exalts himself will be humiliated, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Luke18:10-14.

              Matthew 6:.
              9“‘Our Father in the heavens, (let your name be sanctified.)
              10 Let your Kingdom come. (Let your will take place), as in heaven, also on earth.
              11 Give us today our bread for this day;
              12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
              13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.’
              25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing?
              26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are?
              32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
              33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.
              34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own.

              Hebrew 11:6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please God well, for whoever approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him. Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/hebrews/11/

              No temptation has come upon you except what is common to men.But God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1Corinthians10:13

            • Beverly kenyon

              Al those scriptures are familiar to me Bklyn Kevin, but when I’m reading them in a post like that it’s like I’m reading them for the first time and feel happy and reassured and a confident feeling like I could face anything head on…it’s a weird feeling! Strange! Thanks Bklyn Kevin. I like those reminders.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Ephesians 6:(10-20) Put on the complete suit of armor from God. Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/ephesians/6/#v49006010-v49006020

            • Burt Reynolds

              Yes. Those scriptures are very comforting to keep in mind, especially as to stop being anxious about how we will survive. I suppose it is a lot easier to say it now, than what it will be in the future, but as the bible says, ‘ train up a child according to the way, and he will not turn aside from it.’ My driving instructor when teaching me to drive, told me always decide before hand, how you will respond to an emergency, and that is what you will do when it comes down to it (believe me, it works in most cases!). He cited an example of a dog running into the road…are you going to swerve, and hit the oncoming car or a pedestrian, or run the dog over? And yet the dog is life too. And it will be the same come the choice we have to make. To do the difficult against all instinct, or endure the things we have to, in order to survive against our natural inclination to preserve our own life.

            • Jamie Mac

              Hi Burt. That is a tough question regarding the dog. I think some of us hopefully all of us will find extraordinary courage during the GT. Even though we do not know precisely how events will unfold It will be a terrible thing but if we keep our faith in Jehovah and Jesus maybe, just maybe we will have a head start. I have heard people talk about exciting times ahead regarding the GT. I cannot get exited about it, I would be interested to hear comments from all you Brothers & Sisters as to whether or not your are excited about what lies ahead. We all need encouragement from others with the same mindset.

            • L.H.

              Hello Jamie,
              No I’m not exited, I’m shivering.(depends on how I feel)
              Amos 5:18 came into my mind: ” Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah!What, then will the day of Jehovah mean for you? It will be darkness and not light.”

              So we cannot think we are already aproved to survive.
              To strengthen myself and any other worshiper of Jehovah, for reassurance:

              But: ” Before the burning anger of Jehovah comes upon you…Seek Jehovah all you meek ones of the earth….Seek righteoussness seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.” Zeph.2:2,3.
              In my opinion it says “probably” because it depends on us seeking meekness.
              If we have faith in the “tested cornerstone” Isaiah28 :16 says: Nobody who exercise faith will panic”.
              We always need to keep in mind in the first place we need forgiveness for our sins through his sacrifice , and although Jehovah wants to save us, we need his mercy.

            • Psalms 34:7 “the angel of Jehovah is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.”

            • L.H.

              Thank you for the video and for reminding me on one of my favorite scriptures, wich I momentarily forgot about!

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Hi Jamie.I am exited about what lies ahead.But i am at the same time sure that there will be moments of fear and maybe a feeling of standing completely alone..My reason for thinking like this is that i belive the israelites were exited when they left Egypt after all those years longing for freedom..and all the miracles they had been eyewitness to and even lead out of Egypt by this mighty sky/fire..But then came the fear and feeling of being trapped..no way out.If someone had asked them if they were exited at that moment when faraos army standing ready to slaughter them on one side and the red sea on the other side…i guess they would rather say fear mixed with hope and trust in Jehovah.
              What would be their feelings during that night ?I guess the fear gradually turned towards hope mixed with exitement because of that enormous miracle from Jehovah by Moses,to open a highway strait tru the red sea.(.our Mighty God Jehovah did that in the “semifinle”…if we live to be part of the coming Great Finale,that for sure is something to be exited about because its not going to be anything less …remember this is Jehovahs Day…He runs the “Show”…it is NOT “faraos” day)
              I also belive that to be able to let exitement overcome fear we need strong faith.Faith is the only thing that makes us able to “see”…Was Noah exited?I belive he was,but at same time he and his family must have been scared too when the mighty flood came with all the noises and movements,and maybe scared anymals…but he had strong faith..Hebr.11
              So i am very exited but also well aware of Satans interest in scaring us…so i try my best to build up my faith as much as i can so that i can be able to trust in Jehovah when my exitement fade because of fear…
              I live in Norway with mighty river-streams and waterfalls.Some find it exiting to go rafting downstreams .But ofcourse its quite scary too.So if go rafting down a wild river was the only way out,you had to trust the instructor and have faith in him and his promise that you will be just fine and safe all the way down to the calm beautiful lake in the end..I would love to say a lot more about this topic but it not easy for me to write in English..i try my best tough :-)..sending my love to you my brother all who might care to read my coment

            • Beverly kenyon

              Only just saw this post of your’s Arvid and of course I had to read Hebrews 11 again as I like that point you made about having a strong Faith makes us able to ‘see’. Also in Hebrews 11:6 it talks about no one can please God without having Faith in him and that he exists and he rewards those who come seeking. I would’ve loved to hear more from you on the topic of Faith but never mind, what you did write had me thinking and you write good English despite it not being your first language. I know I couldn’t write in Norweigian…Cocheta/Annie could, she was so clever! Hope you and your Mum are okay Arvid.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Thank you for your kind reply Beverly 🙂
              And yes both my mother and me are okay..by that i mean we still kicking and fighting(Ef6:12)…not by our own power,but we try our best to rely and trust in Jehovah who is the one who can make the weakest strong…(i would be totally destroyed long time ago if not :-))
              Hope you are okay too…well i know..this is not really true.
              No one of us are okay..thats the reason we are on this site.We are NOT okay with this evil world…we do suffer and longing for justice..We are in agony because of how satan slander and make most of the world follow him…worst of all some of the chosen ones…We all know this ..the beauty of it is what kind of King we got..thats why we go on strait in to this “storm” with trust in Him and the best armour there is(ef.6:10-17)…This i belive is the reason that we in some way can say that we are okay :-)…lets all stay together with the rope of love around us…and keep on praying for all who searching for the truth …Soon my sister the One who can command any storm will lead all his peoples out of this world and into the new clean world..:-)

            • Beverly kenyon

              Oh, Arvid, it shines through the great love you have for Jehovah and the King, Jesus Christ from your words in your post. It really does make me smile. Yeah, that rope of love and Jesus Christ pulling us into the paradise earth, I’ve not forgotten that illustration you wrote a while back. Can’t wait for the CLEAN new world if I’m fortunate to make it there as I’m sick and fed up of this contaminated world, as we say over here Arvid, its minging! Good to hear everything is okay with both you and your lovely Mum.

            • Burt Reynolds

              I have mixed feelings for the tribulation. My wife is a non believer. Though she has great qualities in this world, faithfulness, honesty, love, I still retain hopes that she will see the light also and come around. But of course her Logic will bring into our home aliegence to the 8th King, that much I can see. We are pretty well money free in this household already. I have a ten pound note gathering dust in my wallet….been there for months and so the step of signing over aliegence to get money….if that is what is to happen,….well, I ask you….all our needs will be dependant on that arrangement and somehow I have to devide myself off from it. Likewise, what of all those brothers and sisters that rent their home? So yes, I like to think I have the wrong understanding of that particular issue. I know the watchtower would say, as they do with blood….’ It’s up to your conscience…’ but stealthily have no guidance to give to that conscience, that is true and loving. What I mean here is that if this is to be the case, then how could one benefit from the temporary fruits of the eighth King by using the benefits, even though one might not personally have signed up to it? Even if one had cash or some means of exchange, you would be trading with one that has such aliegence in all but a few cases. Even if it were black market. So that is the first step of faith even in the first days of the eighth King, bearing in mind that water is also part of it. I tell you, even with water purification tablets you wouldn’t want to drink sea water at Margate! I suppose one could not sign over their bank details to the eighth King and just not pay the bills, but then that would be theft! And having stores?……well have we no faith that Jehovah will provide, and so strive to put off the day of our testing? I am looking up a very steep mountain of faith and searching for my grain of faith the size of a mustard seed with which to move it before me. Truely, I keep to the front of my mind the birds, that toil not, and how Jehovah feeds them, but to those who have prayed hard and with the hope of faith, only to feel unheard, like I have, then the presence of the son of man will call for a mindset of offering up our very lives. As Jesus said….’my god, my god, why have you forsaken me?!’ And so it will be for all of us. We will all say that at some point. The question is then, how long can we hang alone on the tree of faith, before deliverance? So, back to the illustration of my driving instructor and the dog, we need to make our decision now. And even when we have made our decision, we must bear in mind the weakness of the flesh. I tell you what I find helpful, and that is Mr Gibsons film of the passion of the Christ, and for the same reason, Robert’s video discussions, in that they bring alive the Word. We do well to remember that visual impact is by far, the most impressive mind aid to the resolution of the soul and in feeding the heart. Another of course, is the creation and the fruit of the trees and if kings can eat grass for seven years, then I too will look for a patch. If we can treat ourselves as worthless, just as we would have the dog in front of the car, then we will win in spite of the car coming towards us. In fact is that not what the scripture behoves us to do….’lead yourselves as slaves…’ Therefore let us trust in Jehovah, take each day as it comes and not worry about the detail.

            • Cathii D’Anthonii

              Thank you e.v.g. very kind of you….

            • Jamie Mac

              Bklyn Kevin, thanks, you provide so many scriptures for us to look at. What are your thoughts on Rev 14:6-7 And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare to those who dwell on the earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. He was saying in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of judgment by him has arrived, so worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs of water.” I have often wondered how this good news will be declared, will it be by the annointed and others of the great crowd. it says the angel flying in midheaven declares it. Does this mean there is a period of grace when all people will have a last chance to pledge allegiance to the kingdom.This seems to occur before Babylon the Great falls and before the worship of the wild beast.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              That good news is a final warning for all of those who have been faithfully waiting and enduring as well as praying for GOD’s kingdom to come and put an end to Satan and his wicked system.

              Fear GOD and given him Glory WHY? , because the hour of judgment by him has arrived,

              It’s a divine pre warning an intimation as it were to (a person, group, etc.) of danger, impending

              What danger ? The danger of getting the mark of the wild beast that’s why it says fear GOD and give him Glory becaues if you succumb to the mark of the wild beast your automatically subjected to the second death for eternity no questions asked.

              They’ll be two competing kingdoms at that time satan’s kingdom and Jehovah’s kingdom and you will be given a choice under the tyranny of pain of death by the eighth king if you choose not to accept the mark of the wild beast – in fact according to scriptures you will not even be allowed to buy or sell food or anything in order to survive. And this will be a test of your faith to your heavenly father.

              Remember what Jesus said “he who tries to save his soul will lose his soul, well if any person tries to save his soul by accepting the mark of the wild beast he will surely lose it for eternity Matthew 16:25.

              So when Jehovah’s feare inspiring day comes please remember what Peter and John said

              Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment, 2 Peter 2:9

              So worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs of water.”Revelation 14:6-B.

              Another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beastand its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image and whoever receives the mark of its name.Here is where it calls for endurance on the part of the holy ones, those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:9-12.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              And here we are waken up spiritually :-)…and in such a gently and tender way…Jehova is truly a loving God..no slapping in the face ore kicking us out of spiritual sleep…its like wakening to a beautiful beautiful morning with delicious breakfast from loving caring parents who only want the best for their loved ones…i feel so good about this..

            • Beverly kenyon

              Arvid, how do you keep that Nordic cool of your’s? Lol. You’ve got to be one of the most humble and loving witness on this site. I’m sorry Arvid, but I could slap and kick some out of their spiritual coma!

            • Burt Reynolds

              I look at it this way. It’s good to know who or what gog of Magog is. It’s good to know about the signs we are living through. Survival of it all is just conjecture. There is little point in storing food, for what you have will be taken from you. The Egyptian famine is a good example. Heaven knows we are in a time of plenty right now. Yes it is wise to put by but for three and a half years or more? Jehovah has said he will provide and in fact, my understanding is that the very vulnerability of his people, their humility, their faith and their intent to do right is what will provoke Jehovah to act in their defence. This is a time of test as to our resolve. We are not tested on our provision for ourselves like a load of Boy Scouts being prepared for all things. All things in faith yes. In how much we have by way of bacon and eggs, no. Man will not live by bread alone, but by the word coming from the mouth of Jehovah. That my friends is the test. And the promise? ‘All other things will be added to you’…as Jehovah provided for the Israelites in the wilderness. It really doesn’t matter who Gog is, ( not to say it’s not helpful of course) because everyone will want us dead. Everyone will want our food. We have to stand alone. If Jehovah wants us alive, then we will be tested as to our worthiness. Maybe Jehovah will allow us to prove that faith the hard way. But tested we will be. Only one thing will save us, either now, or for the future. Faith. There is no doubt learning is helpful, but with my mind it’s here today, gone tomorrow, but the bible tells me that the greatest requirement is love. Love even encompasses faith. Love is faith. Faith is love is it not? Well, regardless, those two aspects are within my grasp. The rest I will leave to Jehovah. He says he will provide and I have to believe that. We all do. So don’t worry about tomorrow.

            • e.v.g

              I have faith that Jehovah will help at the precise moment, salvation will not depend about what we have been storage, but even having faith has to do with believing about the coming judgement and the consequences.

            • Anderiega

              Plus I need to lose weight. ?

            • Burt Reynolds

              You look fine to me, though it’s a problem for us all. ?

            • Beverly kenyon

              Yes Burt, our love for Jehovah and the Kingdom and our faith in him will help to carry us through and not just ‘bacon and eggs.’ And that’s me out of it if it comes down to bacon as I do not eat bacon! And Jesus said those words after fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, and could easily have turned the stones into bread and temporarily satisfied his hunger but he rose above the pain of hunger and reminded the Devil man must live not on bread alone, but on every utterance coming forth through Jehovah’s mouth. I liked very much that point you made…Faith and Love is within our grasp and the rest we will leave to Jehovah!

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Luk.23:43 And he said to him”Truly i tell you today,you will be with me in Paradise”.
              so yes..faith and love..just as Ruth,Rahab and many many other simple-minded and “down to earth people”…so comforting to know that Jehova and Jesus look in our hearts and not our brain…the latter would not be in my favour tough 😉

            • Marisa Gomez

              That is right brother, our salvation is because Jehova… no by hermetic food

            • e.v.g

              Thanks sister, I have faith in Jehovah.

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s good to hear e.v.g. Like Burt said in his post, at least Faith and Love is within our grasp.

            • Rom 14:8

            • Beverly kenyon

              Reminds us about what it’s all about DA…just read it. Thank you. I’ll be thinking on about that scripture. I hope if it comes down to the wire if I get to that stage I won’t be a fair weather friend to our King, Jesus Christ and I do the right thing by being loyal. And like that scripture says that was posted by Bklyn Kevin putting on the complete suit of armour from God would be a protection. Don’t know if he was hinting that the suit of armour from God is much better than a literal suit as I was talking about Brother King’s suit in his Sunday Talk, but Bklyn Kevin did have a point there.

          • Kjetil Stokka

            Yes we know How it will end, God have shorten the days. But we not know when the days start and when the days stop.

            We can’t know when the 1,335 days stop, but it coud be the sign of Son of man tell us we have reached the end of the 1,335 days.

            Daniel 12:12New International Version (NIV)

            12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.

    • Andres Felipe

      The first of the four apocalyptic horses, the white horse represents a serious world situation for the people of God; This agrees with the fact that the judgment begins with the people of God

  • Simpletruth

    Thanks for this article!

  • Cathii D’Anthonii

    My mom used to bury Bibles in the back yard in case the persecutions came.How do know you will be able to stay where your food is stored?The same with the Bible..if it’s not imbedded in you, in you heart and mind, you will be in trouble. Ever see the movie, The book of Eli? The same with food. We been encouraged to save a little, not 31/2 years worth..
    The brothers in Germany wrote the verses they remembered on their cell walls….

    • Cathii D’Anthonii

      One brother on this discussion yrs back, put himself and his wife through a survival course.NAs have been doing that for centuries…Jehovah will take care of us like He did Elijah ,isrealites..etc

      • Arvid Fløysand

        Hello Cathii..you are warmly welcome with your comments on this site…i am sure there is a nice place for you at the beautiful table with joy and plenty of spiritual food …

    • e.v.g

      Welcome Cathii D’ Anthonii..!!! It is for sure that God’s people will have to run away in some moment during the G.T. It will be an unrest times.
      I can’t remember if you were posting years back, but anyway, Welcome!!!

    • Kjetil Stokka

      Only one thing the elect must not do, that is worship the beast and get the mark of the beast.

      This will be the great test when religion is destroyed. ?

      Revelation 14:11-12New International Version (NIV)

      11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.

      • Kjetil Stokka

        I happy, I belong to no religion, I am free person ??

        John 8:32New International Version (NIV)

        32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Hey there is no words to tell. What I can say is that it is as sweet as Honey!!!

  • Francis Bencharles

    The Brexit, Frexit and populist movement in the U.S. and other countries may be the hook in Satan’s jaws. He was not quite ready to put his worldwide movement into place but it seems to be now or never. I think the answer is going to be now. Satan will not let this slip away if he can help it. He will destroy it all if he thinks things are going to get away from him. Look out U.S. and U.K. he’s coming at you. Goodbye nation state system, hello worldwide government or at least an all out attempt.

    • LW

      Most people are inclined to scoff at the idea of any sort of judgment from God. Similarly, most people reflexively smirk or recoil at the mere mention of the word ‘conspiracy.’ But considering that the world is ruled over by the evil spirit whom Jesus identified as the “father of the lie,” how could there not be a conspiracy against mankind and God’s kingdom? With Satan as its ruler it is no wonder that modern society has been subtly conditioned to categorize anyone who talks about a new world order conspiracy as paranoid nut-cases who believe that boogiemen in government are hiding the truth about saucer-flying extraterrestrials leaving crop circles around the planet and other such nonsense. Thus, the idea that there could be an ongoing conspiracy to subvert the world into an anti-God, supranational, totalitarian state is made to appear preposterous.

      Even Jehovah’s Witnesses may be inclined to scoff at the suggestion of a conspiracy for a so-called new world order. It might be assumed by some that if it were that important, then the Watchtower and Awake! would surely report on it.

      Because there is so much disinformation coming from all angles, complicated by a natural skepticism and even a deep-seated reluctance to believe that something so sinister could even exist, otherwise intelligent people are unable to recognize the truth regarding these matters related to Jehovah’s future judgments.

      http://jehovah-is-king.com/habakkuk/

      • Francis Bencharles

        First there was Brexit, then Trump and his populist message, and now you hear rumblings in France for a “Frexit” and the same in Italy, Greece and other places. I think the EU was the trial balloon for world dominance and it is coming apart. The people are starting to understand that they want the Nation State system to continue. This though flies in the face of the plans that Satan has for this system of things and since his rejection from heaven he realizes “he has a short period of time”. I don’t think he was ready to spring his plan of world domination yet. However, this new rejection of world government in favor of the old Nation State system that exercised “world domination” from the dominant “nation state” is Jehovah placing the hook tightly in Satan’s jaw in which he has no choice but to attack with everything he has.

        Well, everyone here knows that it is the Anglo-American (A/A) world power that has exercised dominance over the world in recent times from it’s perch high atop the Nation State system and represented in prophecy by the tall image of Daniel 2. Yes, Babylon was the head, Medo-Persia the shoulders and chest, Greece was the mid-section and hips (that we today in medicine divide into four quadrants as the Greek empire was divided into four kingdoms). The legs of Iron and Clay was the powerful Roman Empire (who like the legs would also divide east and west), leading to the feet, which represent the Anglo-American power. The ten toes are currently part of A/A but after the destruction of the Image, they will break off to become the ten kings who rule with the fourth beast of Daniel 7 for the last hour.

        This is a little difficult to understand at first, but after you see it, it is undeniable. Daniel 2 is the the story of the rule and reign and eventual destruction of the Nation State system. But contrary to what Jehovah’s Witnesses have been taught, there is actually a dual fulfillment for the “stone, not cut by hands”. Up till now it has been taught and believed that the “stone” is the Kingdom of God coming to destroy this system of things in order to set up God’s Kingdom. That is partially true, but incomplete. You see, God’s Kingdom does not destroy the image in Daniel 2, but God’s Kingdom destroys the fourth beast of Daniel 7 soon after the image of Daniel 2 (which represents the current Nation State system) is destroyed by another stone mentioned in Daniel 2 which is a false flag attack on A/A. The “stone” is cut out of the “mountain” or administration of this current Nation State system in order to destroy the rogue and rebellion of the current Nation State system to Satan’s World Dominance.

        You must read Daniel 2 very carefully. There are two parts that must be understood properly to get the true gist of what is being prophesied. In the first part is where Daniel describes the dream to Nebi which has one meaning and later in Daniel 2 he describes the fulfillment which represents the “stone” of the Kingdom of God which destroys, not the image of Daniel 2, but the fourth beast of Daniel 7. In verses 34 and 35 Daniel talks about the first stone which is the “stone” from this systems administration or “mountain”. The “not by hands” in this case are Satan and his demons who control this entire system including it’s dark security agencies of the KGB, the CIA etc.. It is from these agencies controlled by Satan and the demons that this stone will be cut that will prophetically destroy the image on “its feet” (the U.S. & the U.K.) which stand one on the Island of the U.K. and one that stands on the continent of North America in the U.S.

        In order to accomplish it’s purpose of “destroying” the Nation State the destruction will have to be enormous, so it will be nuclear or worse. Some of the worse were demonstrated in a trial run on 911. But suffice it to say that New York and London will be devastated and the image of the Nation State will come down and the people (the sea) will be clamoring for someone to supply the replacement. Satan will put a ball beneath a cup accompanied by two or three more cups and will mix them up, only to reveal eventually his answer. The fourth and fierce beast of Daniel 7. But not long after it’s set-up and they start to wreek havoc on the entire globe the fulfillment of both Daniel 2 & 7 arrive.

        And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 Just as you saw iron mixed with soft clay, they will be mixed with the people;* but they will not stick together, one to the other, just as iron does not mix with clay. (Remember, the ten toes “survive” prophetically the destruction and become the ten kings that rule with the fourth beast of Daniel 7, which is also described in Revelation 17:12)
        44 “In the days of those kings (THE 10 KINGS OF THE TEN TOES OF DANIEL 2 AND THE 10 KINGS OF REVELATION 17) the God of heaven will set up a kingdom+ that will never be destroyed.+ And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people.+ It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms,+ and it alone will stand forever,+ Daniel 2

        God’s Kingdom destroys the fourth beast of Daniel 7, not the Nation State system of Daniel 2, which is destroyed by Satan and the demons using the CIA, KGB etc in a false flag strike against said nation state.

        “This is what he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there is a fourth kingdom that will come to be on the earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms, and it will devour all the earth and will trample it down and crush it.+ 24 As for the ten horns, ten kings will rise up out of that kingdom (the ten toes of Daniel 2); and still another one will rise up after them, and he will be different from the first ones, and he will humiliate three kings.+ 25 He will speak words against the Most High,+ and he will continually harass the holy ones of the Supreme One. He will intend to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.*+ 26 But the Court sat, and they took away his rulership, in order to annihilate him and to destroy him completely.+ Daniel 7:23-26.

        You must go back and forth through Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Revelation 17 to see how all these parts fit. Jehovah does not make the answer easy, but it is there to be found.

        Again, Daniel 2 is a two part prophecy dealing with first the destruction of the nation state system by Satan and the Demons which are “a” prophetic “stone cut without hands” of the demons. The second part of Daniel 2 is the destruction of the world government that is hastily set up by Satan and the demons after the said destruction of the nation state system. Out of which will come the ten horns of the beast of Revelation 17 and Daniel 7. So the “stone” mentioned in the latter part of Daniel 2 is “cut out not by hands” which are the angels of Jesus and Jehovah that will come to exercise judgment on Satan, his system at the very end as described in Daniel 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation 17.

        Go over these scriptures over and over and hopefully you will see what I see.

    • LW

      The populism is the reactionary catalyst by where it encourages a pushback by the attempt of the NWO to manifest. So it’s a push and pull.

      Smash both sides violently together and you derive a synthesis.

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