Here is an interesting passage that gives us a clue as to the Lord’s Plan:
“When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” – Deuteronomy 32:8The Lord set the boundaries of the (seventy) nations according to the number of the sons of Israel, or Jacob, which was seventy. (Genesis 46:26-27) Therefore, the Bible infers that there are seventy spiritual rulers of the seventy nations.
The Mystery of Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog is a much discussed End Time prophecy found in Ezekiel chapters thirty-eight and thirty-nine. There are many opinions as to who these names represent. In Hebrew, the letters of the alphabet have numeric values, like Roman numerals. The rabbis point out that the numeric value of “Gog and Magog” is seventy. There is that number again. The rabbis believe that Gog and Magog represent the seventy nations.
Here is what the Lord says about Gog:
“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.” – Ezekiel 38:18The purpose of Gog and Magog is to show the nations that our God is LORD!
“And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will punish (see Strong’s H8199) him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” – Ezekiel 38:21-23 (my emphasis)
The Most High God will fight against all the nations and all seventy of the spiritual entities that He placed over those nations. The Lord will overcome all seventy nations with only one small nation, Israel.
“… he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” – Zechariah 12:8In effect, the Lord will defeat all the nations with one metaphoric arm tied behind His back. There will be no question as to who is LORD.
“Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” – Ezekiel 38:23All nations will know that our Heavenly Father is the LORD. Here is how the Prophet Zechariah said it:
“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” – Zechariah 14:9To be continued . . .