(Cont. from Page 824D).
After the rotting away of those who did
"military service"* against
spiritual "Jerusalem" has run its course, brought about by
Jehovah, then those who have remained faithful to Him may begin their
"continual employment" of passing through the "land" to
identify the legacy of such ones and build beside their 'remains'
(their apostate teachings) a "marker" (of their established
guilt). When they and their evil works have been put to death, their apostate
teachings inspired by a spirit of uncleanness and remaining "on the
surface of the earth"#
must be identified by men appointed to do the "burying" of
(teaching spiritual countermeasures against) apostate teachings.
(Ezek 39:11-16) (Zech 13:2
Apostate men who prior to
their deaths made "spoil" of members of heavenly "Jerusalem"
are those referred to as "Gog's crowd". They created and were
members of a "house" of "intense lovers" (of them)
and are great in number "like clouds to cover the land."
(Ezek 38:16). Everything about them, from their earliest beginnings in
the spiritual "land" of God, must be shown up to the light of the
Word of God and proven to be spiritually unclean. The true teachings of the
Holy Scriptures, which they twisted in subtle ways to change the
"times and Law" of God, is what will "bury" them.
(Dan 7:25). Accurate knowledge from the Word of God in symbolic
"bowls before the altar" denouncing apostate teachings are as warnings
to sanctify those left remaining. Those remaining must take from these
"bowls". It means that one will not be permitted to have communication
with God, or dedicate oneself to Him, if one has not taken from these
"bowls" and been sanctified by their contents before approaching His
"altar" to offer clean personal spirit sacrifices.
Gog's crowd are referred to
as a "military force" that Jehovah will sacrifice for those they
previously had "plundered"
"In the final part of
the days" it will be said:
"Is it to get a big spoil that you are coming in? Is it to do much plundering
that you have congregated your congregation, in order to carry off silver and
gold, to take wealth and property, to get a very big spoil?"
(Ezek 38:13,16). The answer is No. The sole aim of
"Gog's crowd" has been to stop-up the way to the Kingdom of God for
"those passing through" spiritual "Israel". But read
the Word of God to "Gog's crowd" in Ezekiel 39:11-16,
Zechariah 14:12,13, Daniel 12:1,2 and Matthew 25:41
SCOURGE: Thing regarded as a manifestation of Divine vengeance or punishment.