There is more to the Battle of Gog and Magog and how it fits in the prophetic spectrum. You will recall that this battle is described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. Many students of prophecy believe that this battle will occur before the Tribulation, largely because of the mention of seven years following the battle. As I stated before, I do not agree with this view.
Also, let me add that the terms “Battle of Gog and Magog” and “Battle of Armageddon” are generic terms used by Bible students. In reality, there will be no battle. Gog and the people of the land of Magog are brought to Israel (Ezekiel 38:9), where they will fall on the mountains of Israel. (Ezekiel 39:4) Likewise, all the kings of the world will be gathered at Armageddon. (Revelation 16:13-14) They will come for battle and conquest, but there will be none. No one can make war against the King of kings and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:15-21) The kings and their armies will die at Armageddon.
The Hebrew alphabet is composed of 22 letters and these letters each have a meaning. (Please contact me for an explanation, or see http://www.luke810.com/alph2.htm)
There is additional information about Gog and Magog in the Bible. I believe the answer to the meaning of the names, Gog and Magog, lies right before our eyes.
The name Gog in Hebrew is spelled gimel, vav, gimel. The meaning of the gimel is culmination and the vav means completion. So, alphabetically, Gog means culmination, completion, and culmination. Likewise Magog is spelled with the same three letters preceded by the Hebrew letter mem. The alphabetic meaning of the mem is concealed and revealed.
Therefore, alphabetically, Gog is about culmination and completion, and Magog tells us that this completion is concealed and will be revealed. I believe this confirms my understanding that the “Battle” of Gog and Magog will be at the end of the Tribulation period, as well as at the end of the Millennium as described in the Revelation 20:8-9. These battles are the culmination of Satan’s temporary rule over this world and the completion of God’s perfect plan.
Therefore, I believe the names Gog and Magog represent a group of nations or peoples that will be involved in the final battle of the Tribulation and the final battle of the Millennium.
The answer was there all the time in the Lord’s Word. God is great. May His name be praised forever.