As I was reading this post again, I noticed that I did not complete a thought that is very important. In the last few lines of this post you will find the following statement:
(In Ezekiel 38-39, we also read about battles of Gog and Magog which will take place during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation.)
The correct wording should be:
(In Ezekiel 38-39, we also read about battles of Gog and Magog which will take place during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation, but which may also take place shortly before the beginning of the 7 year tribulation.)
Please accept my apologies for any confusion that may have been caused by the omission of a phrase that is so very important to the understanding of such a very important subject.
The Day Of The Lord: “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand” (Joel 2:1)…” Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.” (Isaiah 13:6).
In this post a summary of some key events of the end times will precede a discussion of the same events that will be given by Dr. David Reagan, who serves as the Senior Evangelist for Lamb & Lion Ministries. Weekly broadcasts of Lamb & Lion Ministries are shown on such Christian networks as Trinity Broadcasting Network and Daystar. Recognized end-times scholars are regular guests on those programs.
The Battle of Armageddon takes place at the end of the Great Tribulation. The church age saints of God have, prior to this event, been caught up/raptured and taken out of the world to be with Christ during the 7 year tribulation, as we read of that event in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52. These church age saints will be “the dead in Christ,” (1 Thes 4:16), and “those who are alive” (1 Thes 4:17). During the 7 year period that the tribulation is taking place on earth, the raptured saints will experience the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10), which is only for believers in Christ, and is for the giving of eternal rewards. The marriage supper of the Lamb also takes place during this time (Rev 19:7). At the time of the Rapture of the Church, Jesus will not physically stand on the Earth, but will come in the air and catch up the saints. The time of Tribulation will begin at Revelation 6:1, and will end at the Battle of Armageddon (Rev 20:3) (see Rev 16:12-16), which is not a physical battle, but is one of spiritual dimensions (Rev 19:15, 21), as Christ is returning to Earth with His raptured saints, who have been with Him in Heaven ever since they were raptured (Rev 19 tells of the second coming of Christ, where Jesus will physically return to Earth and rule and reign with His saints for 1,000 years; Rev 19:11-14; Zechariah 14:1-5). The anti-Christ and false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 19:20); their followers will be “killed with the sword which proceeds from the mouth of Jesus” (Rev 19:17-21), which shows that this is a spiritual battle victory. Satan is bound for 1,000 years (Rev 20:1-3), during which time there will be no sin on Earth. The returning saints, and those who are being resurrected (the saints of the Old Testament Age, and Tribulation Age) will also rule and reign with Christ for the 1,000 years (Rev 20:1-6; Daniel 12:1-2). At the end of the 1,000 years, Satan will be loosed and sin will return to earth. Those who oppose God and His saints will mount a final attack on Jerusalem at the Battle of Gog and Magog, which is another spiritual battle victory of God, where the attackers are killed and all evil is eliminated forever (Rev 20:7-9). (In Ezekiel 38-39, we also read about battles of Gog and Magog which will take place during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation.) Satan is cast into the lake of fire, to be with the anti-Christ and false prophet (Rev 20:10). This discussion has been very brief. If there any questions, please provide me with the details and I will do my best to provide answers for those questions.
Dr. David Reagan’s Discussion Of The Wars Of The End Times
Consider the song, “Blow The Trumpet In Zion.”
The Shofar Calls Us To Get Ready. Let’s listen to the sound of a trumpet’s call, which is actually the sound that is made by the blowing of a ram’s horn, which is called a shofar .
Revelation 22:20: “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
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