Gog of Magog… Ezekiel 38-39 vs. Revelation 20

Ezekiel 38:2 Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…

Revelation 20:7-8 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.

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There is plenty of discussion about these two sets of Bible verses. Some would say this is the same scenario and is to take place after Jesus Christ’s Millennial Kingdom.

Others would say these are two different events in history. The Ezekiel scenario takes place before the Millennial Kingdom and the Revelation scenario takes place after the Millennial Kingdom.

Full disclosure, it is the website’s position these are two different events in history.

The first difference is the calling of Gog of Magog. In Ezekiel, it is God Himself who calls Gog. The good Lord is going fishing.

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

In Revelation, Gog and Magog are manipulated and tricked by Satan.

Revelation 20:8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.


A second observation is the audience. In Ezekiel 38-39, it is stated multiple times that Gog of Magog will come from the north. All things are relative to the center of the earth (Ezekiel 38:12), Israel. What are the uttermost parts of the north, modern day Russia.

Ezekiel 38:15 You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army.

For other references to the north, see Ezekiel 38:6, 39:2.

In Revelation, Satan deceives the nations or ἔθνος/ethnos in the Greek from the entirety of the earth, the four corners of the earth.


The third consideration is the time point.

The Revelation reference is straight forward. It is post Millennial Kingdom, 1,000 years after Jesus Christ has returned to earth to establish the Kingdom.

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison…

In Ezekiel 38-39, there are a couple of references to “the latter years“. The Hebrew term acharith could also be translated “end“. This is often a time referred to as prior to the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of the Kingdom.

Ezekiel 38:8 After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them.

See also Ezekiel 38:16 for latter or end years reference.


Personally, the most compelling evidence lies in the geographical differences. The Revelation reference refers to the broad plain of the earth.

Revelation 20:9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them…

…the broad plain of the earth… Notice the term is singular, one land mass. Mountains and islands are not mentioned. They have been removed. The Greek word for “broad plain” is platos (πλάτος). Per Strong’s Concordance, the term suggests great extent. The Greek word for “earth” is ge (γῆ). The term is defined as: arable land; the ground, the earth as a standing place.

As of today in the 21st century, the “beloved city” is Jerusalem. And it sits on a mountain top. At some point in the future, geography will change.

Prior to the physical return of Jesus Christ to earth and at least another 1,000 years to the events in Revelation 20 with Gog and Magog, this takes place.

Revelation 16:20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.

The idea of no more mountains and changed geography is noted in multiple places in the Bible. Revelation is not the only source of this concept.

Psalm 97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Psalm 46:6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.

Isaiah 24:19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.

Micah 1:4 And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.

The level of destruction is unimaginable. We cannot comprehend. It says what it says.


In the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario there are multiple references to the mountains of Israel. Notice the context of the verse below is a great earthquake. The result speaks for itself.

Ezekiel 38:20b …And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.

See also Ezekiel 38:8, 21, 39:2, 4 for Israel mountain references.


It stands to reason, these are two separate events which are separated by at least 1,000 years.


14 Responses to “Gog of Magog… Ezekiel 38-39 vs. Revelation 20”

  1. On a flat earth model, supported by scripture not NASA, Russia is not the uttermost parts of the north. I’d love for you to delve into the fact that a spinning ball is not supported in any way by scripture. Earth is immovable and hangs on nothing. Four corners of the earth, show me corners on a ball.

    • Melissa Says:

      I was going to mention flat earth too!!! 4 corners could very well be the center of the flat earth model which would be the north pole. If you put a x and y axis over the flat earth model with the center obviously being North Pole that could give you the four corners mentioned. Then Antarctic or the attic circle is the outer most edge of the flat earth model like the walls of a pool that keeps the water in, and the land are all enclosed in the “pool”. Very interesting times.

  2. George W Bush, his skull and bones nick name was, Magog.
    George H. W Bush nick name was Gog

  3. You stated the 4 cornets of the earth. If the world is round how can there be any corners? Is the earth flat?

    • It is the position of the website that the earth is a globe. 4 corners of the earth… figurative language

      • Anonymous Says:

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      • Thanks for commenting, reading the blog and books. I can tell you Trey is working on multiple projects. I saw a sneak peak last night. Good stuff and I know it will be well received. I will pass along your thoughts.

      • Paul, I sincerely hope you watch this. I’m a big fan and have finished 2 of your books now. Trey and him have opened up my eyes to soooo much

      • Sarah, thanks for taking the time to reach out with your thoughts. Appreciate you purchasing and reading the books. Luke 21:28

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    • delvrd4god Says:

      Think of how they knew the Earth back then: printed on a piece of paper. How many corners are there to a piece of paper? Four? We know of the spherical shape due to our excursions into the upper atmosphere, orbit, and trips to the moon.

  4. Bill Wyler Says:

    I appreciate your post on Ezekiel 38 & 39, thought it was very good. As a student of prophecy and the coming of the Lord Jesus, your work and thoughts are helpful.

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