Friday, April 1, 2011

Gog of Magog

(Ezekiel 39:1-16)

Enemies knocked like boxer,

spun and turned around,

by force of blow.

And we are led on,

like friend not foe.


fallen down on mountaintops,

and on open fields.

Devoured are defenses and shields.

Lightening breaking your sword

Then you will know;

I am the Lord.

I am Holy

and you will know my name!

Those who profane and oppose

will hang their heads in shame.

This is what I have spoken.

The time is coming

when rebellion will be broken.

Then all will know;

I Am the Lord God!

When nothing is spared,

not even the rod.

Set fires and burn:

offensive and defensive weapons,

shields, bucklers, bows, arrows,

javelins and spears.

Burn! Burn!

Set fires for seven years!

Burn! Burn!

the war torn rebels

the plunderers and pillagers

Turn! Turn!

for the battle is won.

It is finished! Done!

Won’t you discern?

Take off your blinders and learn!

The funeral pyres are made.

The burial grounds are staid.

War is burnt up forevermore!

And enemies, to rest, are laid.

In the Valley of Hamonah, Hamon Gog,

under the shade,

in the cleansed land,

by God’s own people’s hand.

©2011, Robbie Pruitt

Revelation 20:7-10

“When the thousand years come to an end, Satan will be let out of his prison. He will go out to deceive the nations—called Gog and Magog—in every corner of the earth. He will gather them together for battle—a mighty army, as numberless as sand along the seashore. And I saw them as they went up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded God’s people and the beloved city. But fire from heaven came down on the attacking armies and consumed them. Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Tyndale House Publishers: Holy Bible : New Living Translation. 2nd ed. Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2004, S. Re 20:7-10

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