“Son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am your enemy, O Gog, ruler of the nations of Meshech and Tubal. ²I will turn you around and drive you toward the mountains of Israel, bringing you from the distant north. (Ezekiel 39:1-2 NLT)
Gog is an enemy because he doesn’t give God allegiance. Therefore, prince Gog will be used by God as Pharaoh was used by God to bring Israel out of Egypt. (Exodus 4:21; 5:2; 6:1-8) Prince Gog will be used to bring glory to God through the destruction of Israelites enemies. God said to Moses in Exodus 6: “because of my mighty hand he (Pharaoh) will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.” God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them. (Exodus 6:1-3 NIV) God is known as God Almighty with a mighty hand of God will turn around and drive Gog armies toward the mountains of Israel.
Angry and greed can make of us do things in a blind rage that we do not know how we got from one situation to another.
³I will knock the bow from your left hand and the arrows from your right hand, and I will leave you helpless. ⁴You and your army and your allies will all die on the mountains. I will feed you to the vultures and wild animals. ⁵You will fall in the open fields, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign Lord. ⁶And I will rain down fire on Magog and on all your allies who live safely on the coasts. Then they will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 39:3-6 NLT)
The LORD says “I will knock the bow from your left hand and the arrows from your right hand, and I will leave you helpless. I will feed you to the vultures and wild animals. I will rain down fire on Magog and on all your allies who live safely on the coasts. The LORD says ‘I will’ do these things because “then they (believers) will know that I am the Lord.” God will do this for us to show us His great and mighty hand. God says “for I have spoken.”
“In this way, I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel. I will not let anyone bring shame on it. And the nations, too, will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. ⁸That day of judgment will come, says the Sovereign Lord. Everything will happen just as I have declared it. (Ezekiel 39:7-8 NLT)
What can we take away from this?
∻If you are not following Jesus Christ then you are an enemy to the King. (James 4:4)
∻If you are an enemy to the Lord, I will turn you around and drive you toward… you could be used by God to bring glory to Jesus Christ. For instance, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart to accomplish Israel exit from Egypt (Exodus 3-13); and King Darius had an edict that stated no one was allowed to pray to any god but Darius. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den and God shut the lion’s mouth and saved Daniel. (Daniel 6)
∻If you are the enemy of God there is nothing you can do when the Lord strips you of your dignity before men. (Ezekiel 39:3)
∻If you are the enemy of God He will feed you to the vultures and wild animals in your life.
∻If you are an enemy of God He will rain down fire on you. The word says “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:20-21; Proverbs 25:21-22)
∻Then the ones who belong to me will know that I am the Lord. By destroying the enemies of the wicked nations, the Lord will show His glory so that everyone will know the Lord.
∻ I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel.
If you do not belong to Jesus Christ you are His enemy. You are part of the world and of Satan and you can’t please the Lord. The word says the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. (Romans 8:7-8) The wrath of God, God’s personal anger is toward the wicked behavior of the world.
JESUS ⍭ CHRIST
Sin has been conqueror by the death of one man and on a cross made of wood drafted by a man. This one man is Jesus Christ who was not made known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But, because of this one man Jesus Christ we have been given a gift of righteousness that nullifies death and releases us from bondage. Our sin was nailed to a cross and it is finished on the cross. By His wounds we are healed of every sin. Jesus Christ pays the price for our freedom. Repent and believe that Jesus is Lord who died for you on a cross, rose on the third day and is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you. Surrender your will and ask Jesus Christ into your life so that you will no longer be an enemy of the Lord.
Thank you, Father for you are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords you are the great I AM. Thank you.
I pray for your people, Lord; that they will seek you with all their heart, mind, and soul. Help us, guide us in all righteousness, guard our hearts… giving thanks in all things…in Jesus Christ name, Amen.