This Week’s Post At The New Normal: The Most Difficult Prophecy In The Old Testament


In Ezekiel 38, we see God sending a prophecy through Ezekiel to one of Israel’s enemies – in this case Gog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. (On a side note, doesn’t Gog sound like a caveman – one of those primitive cartoon characters who only speak in broken sentences? “Gog want food!” Or something like that. But I digress…)

This prophecy is NOT pretty. God knows that Gog is a violent man: a raider and plunderer. (“Gog want gold!”) And God is getting Gog’s attention so that He can use Gog to demonstrate His glory. In fact, God tells Gog in verse 3, “I am against you.” And on it goes…

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