Through the Bible with Les Feldick
LESSON 3 * PART 2 * BOOK 11
REVELATION 6, CONTINUED
Last lesson we were discussing the aspect of the red horse in Revelation Chapter 6. I’m very comfortable putting this great invasion of Israel in the early stages of the Tribulation. Remember, after the Anti-christ signs that peace treaty of seven years with the Nation of Israel, she will suddenly drop her guard, thinking her borders are guaranteed with this treaty. Today, hardly anyone dares to attack the Nation of Israel because they know they will have a fight on their hands if they do. Luke 1:67-71
Chapter 38 and verse 9. Ezekiel 38:9
“Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land (not necessarily air power, but massive invasion armies.), thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.” It will be a consortium of all these nations listed in verse 5 and 6.
“And thou shalt say, `I will go up to the land of unwalled villages (Israel is now sitting there relatively safe and secure. What a perfect picture that is of Israel? The Nation of Israel is at the forefront of all these things.
“…and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations (that’s where the Jews have come from remember. Ezekiel 38:13a
Tarshish, I think, either refers to Spain or Great Britain, and I would probably say Great Britain. Read on:
“Therefore (God says to the prophet), son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, `Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day (when they invade Israel) when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,…'” Ezekiel 38:16
“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.”
You need to remember that Russia has been anti-God for the past 70 years. And God hasn’t forgotten. God is always just. Ezekiel 38:19
A lot of people don’t realize that Israel is mountainous. Here is the very series of words that I tie with Revelation Chapter 6. Ezekiel 38:21b
Go back to Ezekiel and compare the words. The Sovereign God is going to fight this battle here on the hills of Israel. Ezekiel 38:22,23
“Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, `Thus saith the Lord GOD; `Behold, I am against thee,…'”
Now then, verse 2. Ezekiel 39:2
“And I will turn thee back (God will. Ezekiel 39:3,4
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.”
“Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD (and then look at verse 6. The language is different than it is with the destruction of the army and Israel itself. Their (Israel’s) God is going to do it by sending pestilence and hail and brimstone. That’s God. But in Chapter 39 verse 6, I think God is using an outside force to destroy the Russian homeland. I’ll comment on verse 6 in more detail, but first let’s do verses 7-9 and pay particular attention to verse 9:
“So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen (or Gentile) shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. The Jewish people will use this equipment as firewood if this is the case.
Logically. Logically, if you were sitting in a place of authority, whether it’s in the Kremlin or some other place in this Northern Confederation, and you were getting ready to invade the little Nation of Israel, I think that you would realize there’s only one nation on earth that might oppose you. America. We are the only friend that Israel has in the world. And I think that the Russian leaders would understand that if they invaded Israel, America would probably come to her defense.
So you might as well stop first at Matthew 24 verse 7. And remember, I stopped in the middle of verse 7 with regard to the red horse. Alright, let’s go to the last part of verse 7. And this will tie us to the third horse of Revelation 6:
Now flip back to Revelation Chapter 6 verse 5:
Famine. If you knock out the great food production area of Russia (the Ukraine), what does that do to the world’s food supply? A famine.
The black horse spoke of famine. Revelation 6:7,8
Look at one verse in the Book of Jeremiah Chapter 30:
Jacob’s trouble (the Nation of Israel); but he shall be saved out of it.”
So these things will have their vortex upon the Nation of Israel.