Before we hop into the quintessential passage on the life and times of the Antichrist, a few more prerequisites remain. One of them is talking about why Gog is the Antichrist.
In Ezekiel 38:17, the Lord said of this Gog, “Are you the one I spoke about in former times through My servants, the prophets of Israel, who for years prophesied in those times that I would bring you against them?” No doubt, God’s prophets were talking about the Antichrist. After all, with a large, multi-national coalition, Gog will lead an invasion of Israel while the Israelis are living with a false sense of security. You can read all about it in Ezekiel 38. This invasion will be a success, but at the appointed time, the Lord will destroy him.
After the Antichrist’s annihilation at the rather lopsided Battle of Armageddon, there will be an epic earthquake. This is described in both Ezekiel 38:19-20 and Revelation 16:16-20. Likewise, there will be a great feast for birds, and this is described in both Ezekiel 39:17-20 and Revelation 19:17-21. In other words, Gog and the Antichrist are the same guy. What’s more, when Gog is defeated, the survivors of Israel will know the Lord forever, according to Ezekiel 39:22, and God’s name will no longer be profaned, per Ezekiel 39:6-8.
Despite all of this, some people think Gog and the Antichrist can’t be the same person. This is because Gog will be killed in battle, prophesied in Ezekiel 39:4, while the Antichrist will be thrown alive into the Lake of Fire, prophesied in Revelation 19:20. While this seems contradictory, it’s not. The Antichrist will first die in battle, then he’ll be resurrected and thrown alive into the Lake of Fire. After all, all of us will receive new bodies to live either in the New Jerusalem or to be punished forever in the Lake of Fire. You can read about that in Revelation 20:5, 10-15.
Alright, so now that we know the Antichrist is Gog, where’s this guy going to come from? We’ll look at that in our next video.