Prepping for Prophecy

While packing lunches, folding laundry, walking the dog, sitting at practice or just not on Facebook for a minute ūüėČ tomorrow’s read will blow your mind if you take a moment to listen to the Tribulation.¬† Before you do look at this:

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You won’t need to know this until tomorrow but here is your cheat sheet in case you read ahead.¬† Some names are going to be familiar so I will bring you to the origin of them: Genesis 10.¬† Click here to look at a chapter you skimmed!¬† Ha!

Gog is a king, chief, or leader of a nation (often seen as a god)- That’s RIGHT, they will act as ONE nation.¬† Scary.

  • Meshek and Tubal- Asia Minor area (parts of Iran, Turkey, and parts of Russia or Soviet Union)
  • Persia- parts if Iran and Iraq
  • Cush-Sudan and norther Ethiopia
  • Put-Libya
  • Gomer- parts of Russia
  • Sheba and Dedan- Saudi Arabia
  • Tarshish-parts of Spain
    • Commentaries differ on the exactness of this BUT this visual give us the big picture of who will descend on Israel in the End Times.¬† Can you even find Israel??

If you like to print these I always put them in the handout section in the side bar. (on computer look on the sidebar/phone look at the bottom)

So here is Revelation.  Click below.

Revelation 6-19 (If you listen to it, it is 45 minutes…reading is about half the time)

If you want to finish is out, about another 10 mins (BUT THE BEST PART)



Ezekiel 35-37

Chapter 35

Why are we reading about EDOM again??  I will tell you why!  There is a key verse in this short chapter, did you catch it?

10¬†‚Äú‚ÄėBecause you have said, ‚ÄúThese two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession¬†of them,‚ÄĚ even though I the¬†Lord¬†was there,¬†

Not only did they hit Jerusalem when they were at their weakest…they had a secret.¬† They planned on taking the Land for their own.¬† WHAT?¬† It’s not theirs…it is the Lord’s.

13 You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.

Tsk Tsk Tsk!!

FreeBibleimages :: Maps of Edom :: Maps of the land of Edom in the Old Testament era (Bible overview)


Chapter 36- Restoration!¬† Ok, ready…this is so cool. – Knowing from 35 that foreign nations had a plan to take the land over,¬† the Lord Speaks to the Land (again)!!¬† And you know they were listening!¬† I read verse 1-15 twice, it was beautiful!¬† The way the Lord gives the land hope!¬†¬† ¬† Flip back to chapter 6…ok, if you won’t, I will put it here ūüėČ

Ez:6 The word of the¬†Lord¬†came to me:¬†2¬†‚ÄúSon of man, set your face¬†against the mountains¬†of Israel; prophesy against them¬†3¬†and say: ‚ÄėYou mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign¬†Lord. This is what the Sovereign¬†Lord¬†says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys:¬†I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.¬†

now read

Ez. 36 8¬†‚Äú‚ÄėBut you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit¬†for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.¬†9¬†I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,¬†10¬†and I will cause many people to live on you‚ÄĒyes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins¬†rebuilt.¬†11¬†I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful¬†and become numerous. I will settle people¬†on you as in the past¬†and will make you prosper more than before.¬†Then you will know that I am the¬†Lord.¬†12¬†I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance;¬†you will never again deprive them of their children.

The chapter reads on to describe that the conduct of his people was so defiling,¬† that he compared it to the uncleanliness of a woman’s menstrual cycle.¬† WOW.¬† ¬†So why will God restore His people and His land?¬† For HIS Glory!

22:…It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name,

He is HOLY

THEN…it just keeps getting better!!!

  • THEN…He changes their circumstances…
  • Then he changes them!¬† He will regather His people.¬† First in 70 years, after they are released from captivity.¬† (Trivia…what was the name of the Persian that will release them…Hint, it was in Isaiah)
  • The Lord will again regather them when he makes Israel a state again.¬† Remember they divided at the death of Solomon ….it will take 1900 years, BUT it will happen (1948 and 1967).
  • THEN again at the second coming (sorry, I don’t know the year for that ūüėā)

24¬†‚Äú‚ÄėFor I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.¬†25¬†I will sprinkle¬†clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse¬†you from all your impurities¬†and from all your idols.¬†26¬†I will give you a new heart¬†and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone¬†and give you a heart of flesh.¬†27¬†And I will put my Spirit¬†in you and move you to follow my decrees¬†and be careful to keep my laws.¬†28¬†Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people,¬†and I will be your God.

(at the sake of making this post not a novel…Keep the Millennial times in view on this also…)

¬†35¬†They will say, ‚ÄúThis land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden;¬†the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.‚ÄĚ

Ezekiel 37- Valley of the Dry Bones

WEEK 7: ‚ÄúCan these dry bones live?‚ÄĚ ‚Äď INcontext International

Once again Ezekiel is shown by the Spirit a view.¬† As you read this section look for how many times God used the word: Breath.¬† We spoke about this briefly in Genesis when Abram was changed to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah.¬† The A and the H were added when their internal and external circumstances changed.¬† The word is ‘Ruah’-Breath of God or the Spirit!¬† ¬†He doesn’t leave us guessing on this vision:

Then he said to me: ‚ÄúSon of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‚ÄėOur bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.‚Äô¬†12¬†Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‚ÄėThis is what the Sovereign¬†Lord¬†says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.¬†13¬†Then you, my people, will know that I am the¬†Lord,¬†when I open your graves and bring you up from them.¬†14¬†I will put my Spirit¬†in you and you will live, and I will settle¬†you in your own land. Then you will know that I the¬†Lord¬†have spoken, and I have done it, declares the¬†Lord.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

Hope for those in Captivity

OK…I am going to consolidate years of research into hopefully a few words for you.¬† DON’T MISS THIS SECTION. Verse 15-28.

Two Houses ‚Äď Commonwealth Theology

20¬†Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on¬†21¬†and say to them, ‚ÄėThis is what the Sovereign¬†Lord¬†says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land.

No way!¬† The divided kingdom was almost 2000 years ago.¬† During the time of the OT they never even came close to becoming one nation again.¬† THEN to make matters worse, the world has done everything in it’s power to assure this will never happen!¬† Even Encyclopedia Britannica said in 1911:

“The possibility that we can ever again recover the correct pronunciation of ancient Hebrew is as remote a possibility that a Jewish Empire will ever again be establishes in the Middle East”.¬† (36 years later they may have had to reprint that version!

  • 70 AD The Romans destroyed the Temple
  • 638 Islamic conquest of Jerusalem
  • 1791 Jews were moved to Russia
  • 1810 Reform begins in Germany
  • 1881 Jews were made a scapegoat for the Czar
  • 1933 Hitler in power
  • 1961 The Berlin Wall

However, in the details we see God at work

  • 1897 The Zionist movement
  • 1917 The Balfour Declaration
  • WWII (even though the Nazi Party tried to extinguish the Jewish people) Jews fled to a foreign land to inhabit…You guessed it, Palestine (Israel)
  • 1947 The United Nations votes to partition Palestine and give portions to the Jews (yeah, that did not go over well for some Middle Easterners)
  • MAY 14, 1948- STATE OF ISRAEL DECLARED- YES, AMERICA was involved in this.¬† Can we elect Truman for President again!!
  • 1967- 6 Day War and Israel was Re-Unified
  • 1989 The Berlin Wall comes down and Jews fled to Israel

Now, if that was another language to you…who cares!¬† I know you understand The Lord through Ezekiel:

20¬†Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on¬†21¬†and say to them, ‚ÄėThis is what the Sovereign¬†Lord¬†says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land.¬†22¬†I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.¬†

Again, as you finish out the last paragraph view is End Times.