Millennium (5)!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

By these nations mentioned previously, we understand the millions upon millions of folks that live outside the pale of nominal Christianity. We read of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:2ff; 39:1-16). In this prophecy, Gog, the prince of Rosh, Mesech and Tubal, in the land of Magog, and they are presented as a vast horde that sweep down upon Israel from the north, to make a final onslaught upon the people of God. Hailstones, fire,, and brimstone from heaven, however, frustrate their evil purpose, and cause their utter destruction. In the passage from Revelation twenty, they are simply called Gog and Magog, and described as living on the four corners of the earth, and as coming for the attack against the camp of the saints from every direction. The restored Israel to whom is the reference in the Ezekiel’s prophecy is the same as, the camp of the saints in Revelation twenty. But this is to be understood in the New Testament sense. So to the nation of Israel of the old dispensation corresponds the church visible of the new dispensation, that is, Christendom in its widest sense, distinct from paganism. It’s represented here as being in the centre of the earth, surrounded by Gog and Magog, the nations that remain pagan. Yet out of them even there shall be some individual elect which are gathered into the church. The distinction therefore, is between nominal Christendom and the heathen nations.

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