I believe Gog is being used as a title of what's behind these nations. ( DEMONS.)
Revelation 16:13-14. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
However all of this is debatable.
But what is interesting is the Millennium,
They're in the perfect economy and being ruled with a rod of Iron by the Lord himself. With Satan chained up for a thousand years. And the wicked heart of man still shows up.
It's like a metaphor of Adam biting the apple in the garden, the conditions are the same if not better, In the garden Satan was present.
We often we hear people pridefully saying I can't wait until Jesus comes back to sit on his thrown, ( Hopefully they won't be here.)
And we hear people praying this super duper prayer to bind Satan, Well he's going to be chained for a thousand years!! Man still rebels. Apart from the Holyspirit we're lost!!
The Apostles walked with Christ 3 years and still didn't believe.
And today we fight over who we think should lead the nation, No matter who's in office it don't change the heart of man!!
I think Jesus ruling with a rod of Iron from the thrown of David should trump any Laws we have.
The scary thing is these nations is knowingly fighting against the Lord!! The so called Christian nations is the worst because they should know better right?
( NO WRONG.)
The Holy nation ( The Church) is taken out of the World. There is no geographic land mass on earth that is a Holy Nation, Just one that represents a Promise land to Come, which is the NEW Jerusalem. and that's Israel. And it will get a makeover too, when the Earth is Restored.
A lot to think about isn't it
Hi Willie, Humility and faith, which is given to believers by the Holyspirit, and pray with out ceasing. Not anything we build up to. What I'm saying YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED IN YOU TO PERFORM SUCH PRAYER!!! Romans 8:26-27. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. it's not a special office. It's in the verse you mentioned: James 5:17. ELIAS WAS A MAN SUBJECT TO ( LIKE PASSIONS AS WE ARE,) and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. Sometimes our flesh can take us out of the spirit and we think we can manifest something into motion by a super duper prayer. There's extremes to this that can hinder, Some think you must eventually speak in tongues Some must see someone slain in the spirit. Jude 1:18-20. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST, GOD BLESS.
Ernest, you said our souls return to God the Father; yet the verse you quoted says the spirit returns. I thought the soul is our body of flesh. Ezekiel 18:4 ....the soul that sinneth it SHALL DIE.
Prayer Warrior is an old expression that I grow up with. My focus point is concerning the prayer of faith avail much. So how or what characteristics traits according to the reading of the book James, will get us to this level of prayer?
Willie, I don't think there is no such thing as a prayer warrior in scripture, Just be humble and that's enough, God resist the proud.
Peter Stome, Whether you're belief is right or wrong I believe you are out of line to come on a open Christian site and call people stupid for not believing what you believe. Are you really trying to help or are you just concerned with winning the argument. Peter if you are right and really trying to help, you can't seek and destroy, you will loose any opertunity to help them. It seems that you have let the rapture debate consume you. I believe in the pre trib, and heard mostly all the arguments. but I wouldn't dare call anyone stupid because we don't agree.
What are characteristics traits needed to be a prayer warrior today as it relates to prayer?
In the book of Job, what ever happen to his wife? Did she die and when?
Laura, When we die, our souls return to God the Father, not to Jesus. (Ecclesiastes 12:7) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Sunday is the first day of the week and would be considered a work day anyway according to the scriptures. Also it is known that it is lawful to serve God(or do good which still serves God by the way...) even on the Sabbath as Jesus Christ the Messiah did. Remember that we are to do our best to serve Jesus Christ every day. Ask the Father for forgiveness and do your best. Don't read the scriptures. Study the scriptures try to understand what is good and incorporate the teachings into your life... study the Bible from beginning to end... and then study it some more. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth