Saturday Morning Study (SMS)

The last meeting was
Saturday, April 28th, 2018.


 

DISCUSSION:

 

Psalm 83

Which nations are involved?

Edom Descendants of Esau
Ishmaelites Descendants of Ishmael
Moab Descendants of Lot (by his daughter)
Hagarenes Descendants of Ishmael (Hagar)
Gebal Descendants of Esau
Ammon Descendants of Lot (by his daughter)
Amalek Descendants of Esau (by Eliphaz)
Philistines Inhabitants of the Southern coast of the Mediterranean
Tyre Inhabitants of Lebanon
Assur Inhabitants of Assyria
Lot Descendants of Lot (SE of the Dead Sea)

ALL are either Arabs by descent, or inhabitants of areas currently occupied by the Arabs.

 

What events are shown which help to identify the time-setting?

83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
This has to be a time after Israel is a nation again (i.e. after 1948).
These are the words of a confederacy of Arab nations speaking against
regathered Israel.

 

Ezekiel 38

Which nations are involved?

Gog – From the “North Parts”
Magog – “The host of Gog”
Meshech – Perhaps Moscow – Descendants of Japeth
Tubal – Perhaps Tobolsk – Descendants of Japeth
Persia = Iran
Ethiopia = Cush – Descendants of Ham
Libya = Phut – Descendants of Ham
Gomer – Son of Japeth – Armenia – Turkey
Togarmah – Son of Gomer – Armenia – Turkey

NONE of these nations or peoples are Arabs.

 

Nations NOT involved who watch:

Sheba Descendants of Ham
Dedan Descendants of Ham
Merchants of Tarshish Commonly understood to mean England
Young Lions Younger powers, probably the U.S.

NONE of these nations or peoples are Arabs.

 

What events are shown which help to identify the time-setting?

The land that is brought back from the sword

Gathered out of many people

Against the mountains of Israel
Which have been always waste
Brought forth out of the nations

They shall dwell safely all of them

The land of unwalled villages

At rest
Dwell safely
Without walls
Having neither bars nor gates

The desolate places that are now inhabited

The people that are gathered out of the nations
Which have gotten cattle and goods
That dwell in the midst of the land

 

 


 

SEQUENCE DISCUSSED PREVIOUSLY:

 

Elijah’s smiting of Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
[a process from 1914 until the Church is gone]

 

Phases of the Time of Trouble (1 Kings 19:11,12)

Wind = War = 1914
Earthquake = Social Revolution = 1917 and on
>>>  Psalm 83 = Beginning in 1948
Fire = Anarchy = ???

 

John the Baptist picture (Matt. 14:1-12)
The Night wherein no man can work (John 9:4)

 

Completion of the Church (Matt. 25:10; many others)
Separation of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
Separation of Elijah and Elisha

 

Marriage of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7) [contrast verse 9]

 

Half hour of silence (Rev. 8:1; Jer. 8:20; Psa. 45:14)

 

Final Destruction of Babylon (Rev. 18:21; Rev. 19:20)
Burning of the Tares (Matt. 13:30, 39-42)
Elisha’s smiting of Jordan (2 Kings 2:14)
Completion of Great Multitude (Rev. 19:6-9; Psa. 45:14; 1 Cor. 5:5; Rev. 7:14)
Marriage Supper (Rev. 19:9)

 

Ezekiel 38 – Invasion of God and Magog – corresponding to Zech. 14:1-3
Jacob’s Trouble (Jer. 30:7)
Resurrection of Ancient Worthies (Heb. 11:35,39,40; Gen. 28:12; John 1:51; Psa. 45:16)
New Covenant Inaugurated (Jer. 31:31; Rom. 11:25-27)

 

Complete Binding of Satan (Rev. 20:1-3)
Complete loosing of the Fallen Angels (Rev. 7:3)
Climax of the Great Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16; Rev. 7:3)

 

Final Judgment and Destruction of the Fallen Angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 1:6; 1 Cor. 6:3)

 


 

ITEMS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION:

 

Church State Cooperation – Hour of Power  (Rev. 16:13; Rev. 17:12; etc.)

Destruction of Civil powers (Heb. 12:26,27; 2 Pet. 3:7,10)

Joseph and the 7 Years of Famine (Gen. 41:53-57 and context)

Kingdom of God Established (what events are interdependent?)

Loosing of the 4 winds (Rev. 7:1-3)

Message to Israel (Isa. 40:1-2)