JEHOSAPHAT                                                      

JOEL 3

 

JEHOVAH HATH JUDGED                              

 

 JOEL 3:1-2

1. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.

 

In those days, etc. The prophecy, instead of contracting, widens out to the final judgement of the nations.

 

Matt 25: 31 – 46 

31. When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon His throne of His glory:

 

Shall be gathered all Nations. There is no resurrection here, therefore no reference to Rev 20. The gathering is to be on the earth. In the Valley of Jehosophat.

 

Isa 34:1-2

1. Come near, ye nations to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

2. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies: He hath utterly destroyed them, He hath delivered them to the slaughter.

 

Joel 3:1,2,11, 12

1. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.

2. I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehosaphat, and will plead with them there for My People and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.

11. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

12. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehosophat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

 

While remembering also there are three classes, not two (Sheep, goats, brethren) the test is not even “works”, but is the treatment of the “brethrenby the other two.  (Sheep & goats) No believer, i.e. those who “received the word.Heathen = an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim

 

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

1Thess 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

 

For these were (and will yet be) “taken out of all nations”;

 

Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at first did visit the gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name.

 

Israel (the lost tribes) are not gathered here, because they are “not reckoned among the nations” Read, to receive out from among the Gentiles.

 

Num 23: 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him: Lo, the People shall dwell alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations.

 

Shall not be reckoned with the heathen”, therefore Israel cannot be in the judgement, (Jehosophat of Matt 25), or confused with “The Gentiles or with the church of God”.

 

1 Cor10: 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

 

The Church of the Mystery  (Eph 3) is not here, because the reward here is from the “foundation (App 146) of the world v34; while the church was chosen “before” that. 

 

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:

 

The “throne” is that of David.

 

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the LORD God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David.

 

This is yet future when God has put down the heathen and God shall give Christ the throne of David.

 

Matt 25:32. And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.

 

All nations will be gathered together but will be separated asthem” (individually, not by nations), because it is Masculine, while nations are Neuter” and are regarded therefore collectively.

 

Matt 25:33-46 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

 

So, the sheep, or “believers” on the right, and goats, or “unbelievers” on the left, then both groups will be judged as to their destination.

 

34. Then shall the king say unto them on His right hand, “Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35. For I was an hungered, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger and ye took Me in:

36. Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick and ye visited Me: I was in prison and ye came unto Me.

37. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, “Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed Thee? Or thirsty, and gave Thee drink?

38. When saw we Thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee?

39. Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison and came unto Thee?

40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, “Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.

41. Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:

43. I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick and in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

44. Then shall they also answer Him, saying, “Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?”

45. Then shall He answer them, saying, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.”

46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

 

“When the Son of Man shall come in His glory…and sit upon the throne of His glory.” There is no resurrection in this chapter or in that. Here we have the nucleus of the nations of,

 

Rev 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

Gathering of Nations (Yet future)

 

 Joel 3: 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehosaphat, and will plead with them there for My People and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.

 

 

Valley of Jehosaphat

 

The nations (But not Israel) will all be gathered together and will be brought down to the valley of Jehosophat, which is between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. The name, which existed then, is still preserved in the village of Sh’afat; and is now the Wady Sitti Miriam and Wady Far’aūn. The events recorded in (Chronicles 20: 21 – 26) are typical of this scene of the future judgement of the nations. 

 

2 Chronicles 20: 21 - 26

21. And when he had consulted with the People, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, “Praise the LORD; for His mercy endureth forever.”

 22. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

23. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end to the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

24. And when Judah came toward the watchtower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

25. And when Jehosaphat and his People came to take away the spoil of them, they found in among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

26. And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, the valley of Berachah unto this day.

 

Berachah: - Strongs 1293 bеrākāh = ber-aw-kaw from 1288 benediction; by implication. Prosperity: - blessing, liberal, pool, present.

1288 bārak. Baw-rak; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication. To bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphem.) to curse (God or the king, as treason): - x abundantly x altogether x at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, x greatly, x indeed kneel down, praise, salute, x still, thank.

 

Bārak. has two meanings as 1293, 1288, shows which have been taken from the Strongs concordance. In previous times God defeated Israel’s enemies, and Israel knelt down and blessed God for the victory, which they could never have alone won.

Conversely when again God brings the nations to the valley of Jehosaphat for judgement, instead of submitting they curse, and blaspheme.

 

Isa 34:1-2

1. Come near, ye nations to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

2. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies: He hath utterly destroyed them, He hath delivered them to the slaughter.

 

Joel 3:1-2,11, 12

1. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.

2. I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehosaphat, and will plead with them there for My People and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.

11. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

12. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehosophat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

 

 

 

Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain.  

 

Isaiah 21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.   

 

Jeremiah 15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people, since they return not from their ways.

 

Jeremiah 51:2, 33

3. And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her roundabout.  

Fanners = winnowers, wind to scatter the chaff.

 

33. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like the threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.

 

Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.

 

Matthew 3:11-12

11. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

12. Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

 

 The threshing floor is a place where good is separated from bad, (good from evil). The sheaves are “beaten or crushed” in order to make this separation.

 

Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they His counsel: for He shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

 

Tells how the Lord will gather the nations "as the sheaves into the floor." The good fruit is gathered and saved, the bad is burned with unquenchable fire.

 

All of this is seen as a clear picture of judgment, But for whom?

 

“I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem”. Because Israel including Judah have turned their backs on God He will bring about the captivity and enslavement to humble us. The treatment is merciless and less those days be shortened no flesh would survive. Only the intervention of God through Our Lord Jesus Christ will prevent the extermination of all flesh.

 

Matt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

 

The prophecy, instead of contracting, widens out to the final judgement of the nations.

It comes as no surprise to the students of God’s Word, the Holy Bible that we, in U.K. and in the U.S.A., as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the commonwealth are in the last days, in fact the whole world is.

With all that is happening roundabout us today in 2011, how could we possibly come to any other conclusion unless we join those that are sleepwalking through life?

 

Leviticus 26:17 And I will set My face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

 

Thus terrors (like terrorism) are prophesied for those who were once blessed, because of God's promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And these curses have begun. Now we find ourselves in a leaderless, Godless, money grabbing, greedy, lawless, degenerate, immoral, evil, decaying, and secular situation. But amazingly this has become the norm, so much so that if one does not want to be a part of it one is labelled a bigot, prude, Bible basher, old fashioned, and much more.

The stage for the total destruction of the Anglo-American nations is being set, especially as they increase their debt almost daily--debt that their creditors will want to be paid back. It needs to be understood that some of the cursings in the "Old Testament" of the Bible are clearly to occur at the latter time of the end:

Captivity is the price everyone will pay, and whether you believe it or not is completely immaterial, suffering starvation, beatings, thirst, death, and much more. But God will not forget His covenant, and even yet will bring Judah and Israel back to the Holy Land.

With this blessing the National Name of Israel is transferred to Joseph's two sons, Ephraim (UK) and Manasseh,(USA) with Ephraim the younger receiving the direct transfer of the 'Birthright Blessing', and will later also be called 'Israel', being the larger of all the other tribes. In many places later in The Old Testament, one will discover the names 'house of Israel', 'Ephraim', 'Joseph', and 'Samaria'. This word 'Samaria' was the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, with the other tribes included, except Judah, Benjamin, and Levi, which made up the Southern Kingdom of Israel, referred to in Scripture as the 'house of Judah', or ‘Judah’

 

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/full_ten_Tribes.htm

 

Jer 33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against Me.

In this verse of Jeremiah, God is saying He will bring the captivity of His People back to the land of Israel that He gave to their forefathers. Many are taught this happened in 1948 in today's nation of Israel, under U.N. Charter. You will note in this 7th verse of Jer.33 that God is making a distinction between the 'captivity of Judah' and the 'captivity of Israel'. I'm going to give more examples of God's Word marking this difference, so bear with me.

     One should also note verse 8 with, "...and I will pardon all their iniquities...” Has this happened yet? No, as the majority of the 'house of Judah' still haven't accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour. So you should realise Jer.33: 8 here is yet future, when Christ returns to reign as KING and LORD.

 

Jer 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.' "

 

 

All Nations Shall Be Gathered

 

 

 Shall be gathered all Nations. There is no resurrection here, therefore no reference to Rev 20. The gathering is to be on the earth. Berachah: - Strongs 1293 bеrākāh = ber-aw-kaw from 1288 benediction; by implication. Prosperity: - blessing, liberal, pool, present.

1288 bārak. Baw-rak; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication. To bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphem.) to curse (God or the king, as treason): - x abundantly x altogether x at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, x greatly, x indeed kneel down, praise, salute, x still, thank.

 

Bārak: - Has two meanings as 1293, 1288, shows which have been taken from the Strongs concordance. In previous times God defeated Israel’s enemies, and Israel knelt down and blessed God for the victory, which they could never have alone, won. There are three classes, not two (Sheep, goats, brethren) The test is not even “works”, but the treatment of the “brethren” while in captivity by the “other two”.  (Sheep & goats) Sheep = believer, i.e. those who “received the word.” Goats = Unbelievers “those who wouldn’t”

Israel (the lost tribes) are not gathered here, because they are “not reckoned among the nations” Read, to receive out from among the Gentiles.

 

Num 23: 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him: Lo, the People shall dwell alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations.

 

“Shall not be reckoned among the heathen”, therefore Israel cannot be in the judgement, (Jehosophat of Matt 25), or confused with “The Gentiles or with the church of God”. The Church of the Mystery  (Eph 3) is not here, because the reward here is from the “foundation (App 146) of the world” v34; while the church was chosen “before” that.

So in conclusion; we are in for a very rough time in the coming years as we and the rest of the English speaking nations are invaded, beaten, and taken into captivity by the King of the North, a rightly deserved punishment for turning our backs to God. The Bible shows that before he died, Jacob (also known as Israel) stated that he wanted the descendants of Joseph (Ephraim U.K and Manasseh U.S.A.) to be named after him.

 

Genesis 48:19-20

19. And his father refused, and said, “I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20. And he blessed them that day, saying, “God make thee as Ephraim and Manasseh:” and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

 

Therefore, Bible readers need to be aware that many of the scriptures that involve end time prophecies and "Israel" are directed towards the descendants of Joseph. In modern times, these descendants are the Caucasian groups in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. More details on this are in the article Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel for those who wish to research this further.

 

Daniel 11:38 – 40

38. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall be honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

39. Thus shall he do in the most strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

40. And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

 

38 In his estate = in its place i.e. the God of forces on its pedestal. God of forces Hebrew Mā`uzzīm = God of fortresses, shall he honour, &c. Thus, in secret he is superstitious, though in public he exalts himself above all gods. Who else recently had these traits?

39 Do = deal with the most strongholds = the strongest fortresses whom he shall acknowledge = whosoever acknowledgeth him, and increase; he will increase his gain = price.

40 At the time of the end i.e. near the close of the last seven years, he i.e. this “wilful king”, will invade the countries [adjoining] the glorious land

 

Amos 7:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land.

 

Wife and daughters will become a victim to the lust of the invader, and God will not avert it. The immoral conduct, as well as the falling away from God brings a terrible punishment.

 

Ezekiel 5:1-2,12

1. And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s rasor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take three balances to weigh, and divide the hair.

2. Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

12. A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

 

1 Knife = a sword, and take thee a barber’s rasor = as a barber’s rasor shalt thou take it . This is the sign of the Assyrian army.

2 This is the signification of the hair and amounts to one third of those taken after the siege.

12 Pestilence and famine, and all the winds mean quarters. A third of the people shall die.

 

Isa 7:20 In the same day shall the LORD shave with a rasor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

 

Ezekiel 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.

 

Ye. The 1611 edition of the A.V. (Authorised Version) reads “he”: i.e. Israel will be scattered, yet again throughout the nations.

 

Ezekiel 22:13-15

13. Behold, therefore I have smitten Mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

14. Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

15. And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

 

For much more read

 

Ezekiel 37:16 – 28 read all.

 

 “God causes Judah and Israel to return to the land that He gave to our fathers, and we will possess it”. The “King of kings” Our Lord Jesus Christ comes to protect us from our enemies while we dwell safely, and is successful in the coming battle called “Armageddon” which He fights with His angels, and destroys our enemies for us.

Considering the amount of transgressions we have chalked up, it is beyond belief that both God and His son Yeshua would do such a thing. For this we must give our whole devotion to them both, before the 1000 years has expired.

Mount Armageddon Hebrew: הַר מְגִדּוֹ‎, Har Megiddo, is the site of an epic battle associated with the end time prophecies of the Abrahamic religions. According to some premillennial Christian interpretations, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist (the "beast") in the battle of Armageddon. Then Satan will be put into the "bottomless pit" or abyss for 1,000 years, known as the Millennial Age. After being released from the abyss, Satan will gather Gog and Magog (peoples of two specific nations) from the four corners of the earth. They will encamp surrounding the "holy ones" and the "beloved city" (this refers to Jerusalem). Fire will come down from God, out of heaven and devour Gog and Magog after the Millennium, and the Devil who deceived them is thrown into Gehenna (the Lake of Fire and brimstone, or Hell) where the Beast and the False Prophet have been since just before the 1,000 years.

 

Revelation 19:15-16

15. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

16. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

 

Revelation 16:12 – 16

12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

13. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

14. 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 that great day of God Almighty.

15. Behold, I come as a thief blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.

16. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

 

Notice that the above scripture in Rev. 16:12-16; stated "to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty" which denotes that the army's will be (gathered) there which is Har- Megiddo in the valley of Megiddo or (Valley of Jezreel,)

 

 

 

                                                                       The valley of Jezreel or (Esdraelon or Megiddo).

 

 

Valley of Jehoshaphat

 

But the defeat of the army's of all these nations will be in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, or what is known as the Kidron Valley as we found in the prophecies above. Now this word Armageddon can only be found in this one scripture throughout the entire bible however the location can be found under the name we studied earlier called the valley of Megiddo The Kidron Valley or valley of decision where the army's will be defeated is a valley near Jerusalem. The Kidron Valley runs along the eastern wall of Jerusalem, separating the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. It then continues east through the Judean Desert, towards the Dead Sea. The settlement Kedar, located on a ridge above the valley, is named after it. The neighbourhood of Wadi Al-Joz bears the valley's Arabic name. The Valley is the site of many Jewish tombs, including the Pillar of Absalom, the Tomb of Bene Hezir, and the Tomb of Zechariah. At one time, the water of the Gihon Spring flowed through the valley, but it was diverted by Hezekiah's tunnel to supply water to Jerusalem.

 

A quote from Darrell G. Young taken from; "Focus on Jerusalem Prophecy Ministry"
"Today, the enemies of the God of Israel are calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map", and are coordinating in a league effort to empower a network of evil designs to hasten the world's encroachment down into the Valley of Decision. The Islamic Mullahs, and the current Iranian President hope that they can hasten the day of Allah by coordinating a giant onslaught against Israel, but little do they realize that they are acting in conjunction with the designs of Satan. They are deceived, and their demonic princes are leading them to fulfil God's call for them to gather into the Valley of Judgment, for the harvest of the wrath of Almighty God is nearly ripe, and their wickedness against his anointed is great. The heathened of Satan's conspiracy are awakened, and they are intent on parting God's Land, and preserving it for another. But as the Day of Battle looms, the sickle of the Lord is readied! The Day of Decision is NEAR, and its Valley still stands at the crossroads of human history!

 Ironically, many of Israel's enemies today are the same national entities that contended with Jehoshaphat over Jerusalem, and the present children of Israel need to be remindful of how their forefathers way back in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, looked to the Lord for guidance, and trust, in His words, and not heed the brilliant and clever false-peace enticements of the coming Antichrist!" End Quote

The time of the end is approaching and all Christians need to wake up and quit playing church. We need to get very serious if we are to follow the true Messiah in this time of the end.

So we see that this is where prophecies show the end of our system will occur which include the return of Elijah, followed by the arrival of the Messiah, and the beginning of the thousand year rule of the Messiah. This however is not the final battle and the end of the world. The final battle is after the thousand year rule of the Messiah Jesus (God's Son) when Satan will be loosed for a little season and gather Gog and Magog against the cities of God. It states in the book of Revelation;

 

Rev 20:7-9.

7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.

8. 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.

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.

 

Satan is loosed out of his prison to gather Gog and Magog, apparently an inclusive term for all the Gentile nations; East (Gog) and West (Magog). Therefore the destruction of Gog and Magog is post millennial.

 

Order of events.

 

Pre Millennial

 

 

 

(1)   Jer 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD  

 

(2) Joel 30:2 And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.' "

 

(3) I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehosaphat, and will plead with them there for My People and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land

 

(4) Matt 25:32. And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.

 

All nations will be gathered together but will be separated asthem” (individually, not by nations), because it is Masculine, while nations are Neuter” and are regarded therefore collectively.

 

Matt 45. Then shall He answer them, saying, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.”

46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

 

Rev 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

Revelation 20:2-3,7-9

2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little while.

7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.

8. 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.

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.

 

Post Millennial

 

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Revelation 21: 1 - 4

1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 

Sea = the sea is no more (longer) A proof that this belongs to the post-millennial period. (3)When God Himself will be here on earth with men. (4) After all the heartache we receive the blessings.

 

Psalm 72:8 H e shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the river unto the ends of the earth.

 

From the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, the river: i.e. the Euphrates.

 

Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace unto the heathen: and His dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even unto the ends of the earth.

 

This refers to the yet future second coming, the present dispensation.

 

 

Judgment from God at the end of the Tribulation will leave many dead.  Those who are building themselves an earthly "kingdom" claiming they are going to give the earth back to God, in perfection, when He returns will be in shock. Then they will look back on the earthly kingdom they established with their fancy mega-churches just as Lot's wife looked back with longing at Sodom. The moment they turn back to their false kingdom of "goods and fields" they will be destroyed. 

 Those who lay up treasure in Heaven by obeying God's commands and continuing to carry out the Great Commission instead of trying to build a kingdom now will be kept from God's wrath

 

 

http://www.masters-table.org/studies/Armageddon.htm