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Did you pass the test?

You probably didn't know that there was one. But, when it comes to the Truth, there's always a test. Always. Read enough of the Bible, and you'll see it clearly - along with the fact that we usually fail. The only question is whether we are willing to acknowledge our failures. Acknowledging failure is hard, so kudos if you're able to do that.

I actually hate being wrong about the Truth and feel dismay when I find that I was in error about something, no matter how minor. Yes, finding new insights into the Bible is wonderful, but that's not the same as seeing proof of a decades-long mistake that you've been talking about for years. I've done that, and I hate it.

I really wish that I could go back to my younger self and tell him to be less dogmatic about certain ideas. That conversation would be long, and my younger self probably wouldn't listen. I had to learn some things the hard way, and I bet that you've had some of that, too.

Unfortunately, this is a 'life or death' test. If you see the truth of what was said here, you'll put some thought into preparing for disaster - for yourself and others. You'll also do your best to help others do the same. If you fail this test, you won't.

Of course, God is merciful, so He might preserve your life, anyway. But, there's always a price for ignorance, and I do not want anyone to pay that. So, I ask again:

Did you pass the test?

Did you see the truth about what is coming?

Are you ready to do something about this knowledge that you have?

As with any problem, the first step is to admit that you have one. Solving it might take time, but God is the Author of solutions. Keep asking Him for the answer, and you will do well.

The Question

Speaking of answers...

...what was the question?

Right. This one:

When does Gog come?

The Answer

Well, if you have been reading what I wrote and haven't found a fundamental error, the answer is clear:

Gog comes years - even decades - before the Antichrist.

No other conclusion is possible. Unfortunately for 99.9% of all theologians, this destroys their theories about the Last Days. It knocks out every claim that Gog is the Antichrist. It eliminates the idea that the Antichrist could be just around the corner. It also collapses the argument that we are in The Millennium or that we shouldn't be concerned about the dire events ahead of us.

Just saying that Gog is not the Antichrist crushes and wipes out the vast majority of our ideas about the Great Tribulation and what the Millennium will be like. It negates the need for a Third Temple. It shatters thoughts about any return to Torah observance. It puts an end to false notions that the church has replaced Israel. And, I find it interesting that few - if any - pastors understand this.

You might be lucky to have a pastor that gets the significance of this point, but I have yet to meet one who does. I'm not even sure about how many seminary professors understand the gravity and magnitude of this observation. In fact, I would be curious to know whether teachers of eschatology would get this.

Every Bible teacher should at least know that there is even a question about the identity of Gog and the Antichrist. So far, I only know a few people who even spend time thinking about the question, even though they get it all upside down. This astounding ignorance by our leadership is appalling. And wrong. Even a sin.

The Test

Bible teachers have a special responsibility to teach the truth, even if it is unpopular. If we do not, we will be condemned by God when we stand before Him and suffer loss for eternity (James 3:1). It would be better to be a voiceless deacon than to neglect the truth that God has entrusted to us.

They failed their test. When the time came to reexamine closely held beliefs, they chose badly. They sought consensus and took comfort in 'group think' instead of submitting to what the Bible actually says. And, this is only one in a growing list of failures.

I could write a book on the shocking level of corruption that has swept through our churches. Adultery, pornography, abortion, theft, arrogance, hatred, worldliness, faithlessness, and a terrible level of ignorance. I've seen brothers and sisters abused, and very little compassion for those who suffer.

I despair over how bad the best of our churches have become. We have set up idols made in our own image, that reflect what we want God to be, instead of who He really is. And, I'm wondering if this isn't one of the tests that separate the sheep from the wolves.

If your pastor or elder cannot address this question properly, find someone who can. Great difficulty is coming, and good leadership will be required for guidance. To help navigate the terrible times ahead. I can only pray that there will be enough time for our congregations to wake up and realize how dire our situation is.

The Sacrifice

Unfortunately, 'waking up' might cost you everything. I've seen it happen. I've been through it. It's what it means to love the truth. To buy the truth and not compromise it (Proverbs 23:23). If you are an elder or pastor and preach that Gog is not the Antichrist, you will probably lose your church.

I have a friend who pastors a church in Indiana. He faced a similar question, but couldn't face the thought that preaching the truth might cause him to lose his church. At a minimum, he said to me, two thirds of his congregation would leave. And, he was too much of a coward to preach what he knew to be true.

Unfortunately, it wouldn't just be pastors with ruined careers. Lots and lots of prophecy watchers and end times commentators would face ruin if they taught that Gog and Magog come before the Antichrist. The fear and hysteria industry would have to find something else to be fearful about. Books would be burned, radio shows turned off and eschatology conferences cancelled. And, there's just no way that our leadership would be willing to suffer that.

Most pastors and elders have too much invested in their views of the Last Days to ever make such a supreme sacrifice. They don't have the courage to face it. It's too much for them. And, because of their weak leadership, it's probably too much for their congregations.

Of course, there is another kind of sacrifice that is just as painful:

Realizing that your warm, cuddly world view just ain't so... just too hard for some people.

One pastor claimed that he would reject Christ, if he discovered that we were destined to go through the Great Tribulation. And, one pre-trib pastor freaked out when he discovered that we were going to see the Antichrist - eventually going full Preterist and deciding that political violence in the name of 'freedom' was okay. And, there are many similar stories of pastors being unable to handle the emotional cost of the truth.

The irony is that I understand a little bit of that. Some of the observations in this book are almost too much for me also. In fact, I doubt that I could have embraced all this twenty years ago, or even ten. Yes, I knew that something was coming, but it was vague enough in my mind that I could still hold on to my cherished delusions.

And, I suspect that I still want to hold on to some of those delusions a little longer because I hope that the seals of Revelation Six take a very long time to open - long enough that the burden of these events will fall upon the shoulders of some other generation than our own. I'm certainly in no rush to see any of this happen, and I want as many people as possible to be spiritually, mentally and physically prepared for what is coming.

I want extra time...

...but, I don't think that we're going to get it.

A Duty To Warn

But, even if God grants us another thousand years before these things happen, that doesn't change our duty to embrace the truth. The love of the truth is part of what defines a follower of Christ. And, we are not allowed to remain quiet about the truth that we have. We have a solemn responsibility to share what God has given us. We were given the gospel along with a firm command to share it, and the same goes for those who see the enemy coming:

But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’

 - Ezekiel 33:6 (NKJV)

Everyone in the Body of Christ is a watchman. Everyone. And, if we see that trouble is coming, and say nothing - woe unto us. We will all stand before God one day, and be required to answer for what we did and did not do. And, since I wish to hear Him say that I have done well, I will do my best to give warning to any who will listen.

You must do the same.

You and I do not have a choice in this matter. We cannot keep quiet about When Gog Comes. We must warn our brothers and sisters of where our world is headed. I hope that you will join me in doing that.

An Opportunity For The Gospel

Just don't forget the tremendous opportunity that comes with this moment in time. When Gog Comes, we will have an awesome chance to share the gospel as we help others in need. More importantly, the whole world will see that the Bible is true and that Jesus is the only Lord and Savior of the world. In the midst of terrible tragedy, many will receive the greatest blessing that anyone could possibly have - eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Is there any price too high, for that?

Times of difficulty always do more to prepare people's hearts to hear the gospel than times that are easy. Great revival never comes when everything is wonderful. As much as we hate adversity and suffering, we should embrace it for the love of God and His people.

So, as we look at the hard days ahead, we should rejoice at the opportunity to rescue the lost. It will be our generation's greatest chance to reflect the light of Christ into a world destined for eternal suffering. Whatever price we might pay is nothing if it means someone escapes the road to Hell.

Just remember... can't share the gospel or help those who do, if you're dead.

Jesus came to seek and save those who were lost, and we must do the same. We must also feed and nurture those who have been rescued from their sins so that they might go on to fulfill The Great Commission as well. No matter how terrible the future might be, the cause of Christ must continue. And, it will.

So, fill your lamps with oil and prepare for the darkness that comes (Matthew 25:1-13). The blessings that we receive will be eternal.

What Did We Learn In This Book

So, let's summarize the main points that we covered in When Gog Comes:

  • Gog is NOT the Antichrist
  • The army of Gog and the army of the Antichrist are completely different
  • Gog and Magog must come years - even decades - BEFORE the Antichrist rises
  • Jacob’s Trouble is NOT the Great Tribulation
  • The Return of Jacob happens When Gog Comes, and not when the Antichrist arrives
  • The salvation of Israel begins in Revelation Six

The evidence is conclusive and inarguable, and I devoutly wish that we could ignore those irrefutable points. But, we cannot because When Gog Comes, this also happens:

  • The greatest global earthquake since the Great Flood
  • Cities around the world will be destroyed
  • Tall buildings will fall
  • Electricity, running water and food distribution will stop
  • Electronics no longer work
  • Governments disintegrate
  • Violence will consume lives as survivors fight over food, water and vital resources
  • Two thirds will die in the Land of Israel and even the rest of the world

If that sounds like Apocalypse, you’d be right. It is so similar to the opening of the Sixth Seal of Revelation 6, that it’s impossible to not see that they are the same. It’s so obvious that it must be our default position. So, we must state clearly that this will be true:

The Sixth Seal will be opened When Gog Comes

The Final Warning

Unfortunately, there will always be those who reject God, even though they are given direct evidence that He exists and is exactly who the Bible describes. For them, this will be the final warning before the final rebellion. Revelation 6 shows us that they will see and understand that warning. They will know who God is…

…but, they will reject Him.

When the rest of Revelation and the other prophecies about the Last Days take place exactly as described, the world will not be able to claim that they were not warned. They will know, for one last time, that God is true, even though they are determined to reject Him.

Our Final Warning

The question is whether our brothers and sisters will wake up in time to prepare for what is coming. As I write this in 2022, it appears to me that the Seals of Revelation are opening and that the Black Horse is saddled and ready to ride. I certainly hear the beat of his hooves in the decline of energy reserves that is already causing food prices to rise. Yes, COVID and government mismanagement played a role, but the decline in oil over the coming years will mean famine for many and misery for everyone else. It will be very, very bad.

The only question in my mind is when Christians will wake up to the great disaster that is rolling down upon us. The prophets have warned us repeatedly, but we have been unable to understand. But now, when events should be most clear, our pastors and teachers refuse to see what is happening.

Their ears are clogged.

Their minds are closed.

Their hearts are cold.

But, their failings should not keep us from embracing the truth that we see and prepare to serve God in the difficult days that are coming. And, what I write about in this book is just the culmination of a series of global tragedies that will sweep the globe. There are five Seals that come before Seal Six, so you need to be ready for those as well.

What You Must Do When Gog Comes

By the time that Gog and Magog descend upon the Land of Israel, the world will be a mess, so you will need to follow some of these preparations long before this happens. So, here are some obvious things to do:

  • Stay out of tall buildings when the invasion begins
  • As Gog gathers his army, get out of big cities
  • Live close to drinkable water
  • Be able to exist without electricity
  • Have neighbors that you can trust with your life
  • Stock up on what other people will need, so that you can help them through this terrible time.

Again, we don’t stop being followers of Christ, when disaster strikes. In fact, when death and destruction surrounds us, it will be even MORE important to be loving, kind and generous. It is the mark of Christ to give when times are hard. And, the time to start preparing for such Christian generosity begins now.

For those of you, like me, who have dedicated much of their lives to Israel and the Jewish people, go to Jerusalem and warn Israel about what is coming. If I’m still alive when the time comes, and if the Lord allows, I’ll be there with you.

Ultimately, It Will Be Wonderful

As a guy, I'll never know what it's like to give birth. But, we know that a woman who is pregnant already loves her child so much that she's willing to go through all of the pain and suffering of childbirth, so that she can hold her baby in her arms and rejoice in the life that she was given. I want that goodness for all of us, so I want you to be ready for the hardships that are coming.

Just remember...

It's kinda hard to share the Gospel, if you’re dead.


NOTE: If you cheated and went here before reading the rest of the book, go back to the beginning and read everything that you missed. You owe it to yourself to see all the evidence laid out properly – assuming that I’ve done that.


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