Ezekiel 38 As spectators, we watch but find it hard to comprehend the events portrayed here. We have many questions as to who Gog and Magog are. Through the centuries, the biblical authors ask why so many are angry against God’s people? Ezekiel is but the proclaimer, and we are but spectators like at a football game. Yet, God does not spare the graphic details of the “war party” He plans for His enemies. It is Prime Time Net-Flix in vivid detail.
In 2 Kings 6, we read of the story of Elisha’s servant!. When he awoke one morning, he was aghast! He said to Elisha, “Behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city!” He was frightened. Ezekiel 38 is a lot like that exact scenario. Elisha prayed: O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see. So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” [2Kings 6]
Do we pray that same prayer?
Ezekiel paints the picture that will be in the future and the events are frightening! Yet, God is in control, for He is sovereign, and He will place a hedge of protection around His own just like those horses and chariots. God will defeat the enemies, and His people will be protected. We can trust God, for He made a covenant with Abraham long ago, and He will not go back on His promises. He is a covenant keeper.
When God unleashes his fury, will you be sheltered under his wings or experience his wrath?