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14Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
Originally posted by HeFrippedMeOff
Regardless of our perceptions of what walls exist and what safety exists right now in this moment for the land of Israel, anyone who will read all of Ezekiel's Chapter 38 will know the blatancy of what land is meant when the reiteration of the first thirteen verse begins in verse 14:
Apparently the popular secular opinion on this matter is that Christians are expressing their own opinion as opposed to reading the Word of God for what it says.
i was also wondering about this recently. maybe this is for the future and "unwalled" could mean like "dewalled"( as in the walls have been taken down) and they are "peacefull and unsuspecting people" because there is peace in the region, although that maybe unlikely
Certainly in contemporary times there is no way that ancient walls would protect against a modern invasion. Instead, this is saying that Israel will not have its defenses up and will be surprised by this attack, but it does not rule out the current situation in Israel. Most of the separation wall is being built today is really a fence that is designed to separate the Jews from the Arabs. It could not help against a modern invasion.
Originally posted by Iamschist
besides it has been shown throughout history that a determined force is not deterred by walls. Rockets beat walls.
Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by sk0rpi0n
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
Jesus took over where John left off and he became the Apocalypse and the prophet of it, and those things are fulfilled and we are left to deal with the age brought in by the reign of Jesus and to make the world a better place by following his commandments.
Ezekiel 38: 14-18 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (2 Peter 1:20)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).
Do you see a giant cube thats 1500 miles broad and 1500 miles high anywhere on this planet?
This is a well known concept and has been accepted by the overwhelming majority of Christian interpreters of Revelation.
You should repent your wicked ways and turn back to Christ because those demons youre listening to are lying to you big time.
The point is Ezekiel 38 refers to a land of "unwalled villages".
I believe it is figurative. I agree with the Rabi I quoted, it means Israel is surprised, unprepared.
You make the argument in an earlier post that America is the unwalled country that Ezekiel means. Why not Canada, South America, Africa, none of those countries have walls?