By following the trail of Gog, we may establish a connection from several books of prophecy from Ezekiel, Joel, Matthew and Revelation to inter-connect the events, milestones and the Gathering (the “real rapture”). The Gathering is only real if Messiah Jesus is in charge of the angels who shall be tasked with gathering the elect in the four winds.
Citation from Ezekiel ( 37:27-38:9; 38:14-39:8) passages using my commentary:
The Speaker is the Word of YHVH. This is the pre-incarnation Christ.
My dwelling place also will be with them;
[Speaking to His parousia period.]
and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
[At a time when Yisrael is with Messiah. The people refer to the DNA people of YisraEl.]
And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.
[The Goyim will (not believe) but “know” as in knowledge, from seeing Him in the flesh.]
And the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. “And I will turn you about, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army,
horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops —
many peoples with you.
[Timeline in Joel 3, the United Nations coming against Israel.]
Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land
[Timeline: after 1948.]
that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have
been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste;
[To the Balfour Treaty. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a small minority Jewish population.]
but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. And you will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.
[Cloud refers to all the war planes that are headed to Israel, covering the sky as clouds. Thus, “like” a cloud.]
Therefore, prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘Thus
says the Lord GOD, “On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?
And you will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north,
[The north refers to the old Assyria.]
you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It will come about in the last days that
I shall bring you against My land, in order that the nations may know Me when I shall be sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.” Thus says the Lord GOD, “Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them?
[Prior to 589 BC, other Prophets earlier than Ezekiel had also spoken of this Gog figure in prophecy.]
And it will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “that My fury will mount up in My anger. And in My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. And the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground. And I shall call for a sword against him on all My mountains,” declares the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.
[In Revelation 11, there shall be an earthquake during the week where the Two Olive Trees will lie in death.
7 And when they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war with them and will conquer them and will kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is called symbolically Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 And those from peoples and tribes and languages and nations will see their dead bodies three and a half days, and they will not allow their dead bodies to be placed in a tomb. 10 And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them, and will celebrate and will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who live on the earth.
11 And after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here,” and they went up into heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13 And at that hour a great earthquake took place;]
And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and
I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone. And I shall magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations;
[Pointing to Matthew 24|31 the son of man coming in glory and in the clouds]
and they will know that I am the LORD.
[The moment of “knowing” will stop any further “believing” without seeing. That is the end point of the period of grace, Sandrah Wargal.]
And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and I shall turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. And I shall strike your bow from your left hand,
[Pointing to Zechariah 11 17 “Woe, my worthless shepherd
who deserts the flock![w]
May a sword fall on his arm
and on his right eye![x]
May his arm wither completely
and his right eye[y] be utterly blinded!”]
and dash down your arrows from your right hand. You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.
[Pointing to Revelation 19]
You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,” declares the Lord GOD. “And I shall send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD. And My holy name I shall make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I shall not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,” declares the Lord GOD. “That is the day of which I have spoken. “ (NASB)