Who Burns Up Gog And Magog?

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Hi D____,

It is good to hear from you. Thank you for your question. You note what is written in Ezekiel and conclude that there will still be flesh on this earth after the destruction of Gog and Magog. Here is what you say:

The burial of the dead and the burning up of their implements of war discussed in Ezekiel 39 is the destruction of all who oppose our Lord and the destruction of all of the implements with which they oppose Him. The burial of the dead is the destruction of death itself which is discussed in these verses:

1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Death is not destroyed until flesh is all destroyed because all flesh is corruptible, dying flesh.

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

God likens the gold and silver implements of His temple to His Words and doctrines which He has placed in the hands of His priests and kings, and He condemns Israel for perverting His golden implements into false doctrine and false idols of the heart.

Eze 16:17  Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,

Eze 14:1  Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
Eze 14:2  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 14:3  Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?

The cleaning up and burning of the implements of war is the destruction of all of the false doctrines of Gog and Magog. Gog and Magog are just a symbol of the spirit that will bring all mankind together in opposition to the elect of God who will be ruling the world during that thousand- year period. That period, which has come to be known in Ecclesiastical language as ‘the millennium’, is not, as we have been taught, a time of great revival back to the Truths of God’s Word. Yes, the elect will be in charge, but they are not dealing with the nations with a shepherd’s loving rod. They will be ruling that entire period with an unyielding and uncompromising ‘rod of iron’.

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

“Overcomers” must “overcome the wicked one”, and “the wicked one” will be chained in the bottomless pit within us and not allowed to “deceive the nations”.

1Jn 2:13  I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [ that is] from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
1Jn 2:14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [ that is] from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3  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 season.

So the whole purpose for this “millennial period” and the releasing of Satan afterwards is this:

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8  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.
Rev 20:9  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.
Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [ are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

God is seeking an occasion by which He will bring all flesh to its proper end, so as to “destroy death”. What you have not considered is the fact that those who are doing the burning up of those implements of war are God’s elect spirit beings who “dwell in everlasting burnings”.

Isa 33:14  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Isa 33:15  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

It is “the camp of the saints” who are doing this fiery work of cleaning up and burying the dead. They are the “Israel of God” who Gog and Magog go up against and attempt to annihilate.

Eze 38:18  And it shall come to pass in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah, that my wrath shall come up into my nostrils.
Gal 6:15  Can’t you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I do– submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what God is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life!
Gal 6:16  All who walk by this standard are the true Israel of God-– his chosen people. Peace and mercy on them! (MSG Version)

How will God express His wrath in that day? Here is the answer to that question.

Rev 20:9  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.

This sounds so cataclysmic to the natural man who is so attached to the flesh. God has just annihilated all flesh, and to the flesh that is total annihilation. But to the spirit this is the best thing that has every happened because the annihilation of the flesh is the birth of the spirit and is the culmination of all of the dying of all corruptible flesh. This annihilation of all flesh is immediately followed by the great white throne and the judging and purifying of the spirits of all people of all time.

Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [ the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

I hope this all helps you to see that it is “the true Israel of God”, God’s elect, who are doing the cleaning up and burning up of all that will burn of all the works and the false doctrines of Babylon and of Gog and Magog after the millennium. It is sown a natural body, but all resurrected bodies are spiritual bodies; even the evil are resurrected in evil spiritual bodies to be cleansed and purified with Satan himself.

Mat 25:41  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:
1Co 3:13  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14  If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1Co 15:44  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

Your brother in Christ,

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