|Revelation 20:7-9||Ezekiel 38-39|
|An army --|
-- led by Satan.
-- led by Gog (38:1,2).
|-- from the 4 quarters of the earth|
(implies alliance of all nations outside of the Beloved City).
| -- from the North (39:2),|
with specific allies: Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer and Togarmah (38:5,6).
-- against the camp of the saints.
-- to make war with the saints.
-- against the land of Israel (38:8).
-- to take a spoil (38:12).
-- at the end of Satan's 'little season,'
which follows both the Tribulation
and the Millennium.
-- in the latter days (38:16),
in a time of peace,
soon after Israel's regathering (38:8),
ie., early in the Tribulation.
|-- at the end of Christ's 1000 yr reign.||-- before Armageddon (39:17-20).|
|-- while the Glory of God dwells|
among the nations, in Christ.
|-- before God sets His glory|
among the nations (39:21).
|Disposal of combatants --|
-- Fire from heaven devours them.
(There is no need for burial.)
-- Those slain in battle are devoured by birds
and/or buried by Israel. 39:2-4,11-15
|Outcome of the conflict --|
-- Satan cast into the Lake of Fire (v.10-f),
the final judgment of unsaved men.
(The reign of sin & death is ended.
Christ's eternal sinless Kingdom begins.)
-- Israel will know the LORD their God,
the nations will understand His purpose for Israel (39:22,23). (This applies to the start of the Millennial Kingdom.)
|Judgment Seat of Christ||Great White Throne Judgment|
|Subjects: --Those who are alive in Christ.||--Those who are dead in their sins.|
|Timing: --Shortly after the Rapture.||--After the Millennium and Satan's little season.|
|Basis: --According to their works.||--According to their works & the Book of Life.|
|Consequence: --Degree of reward.||--Eternal damnation.|
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