Select Page

End Times Wars: Battle of Armageddon  

Q. What are some of the main differences between the Battle of Gog and Magog, and the Battle of Armageddon?

A. This is a vital question to answer, because many people equate the two, or include the first as part of the second. But there are many differences that make these conclusions quite improbable. First there is the timeelement involved. While no time is specified for the Battle of Gog and Magog, most evangelical, premillennial, pre-Tribulational scholars place it at or near the beginning of the Tribulation. The Battle of Armageddon takes place at the end of the Tribulation (Revelation 16:16; 19:11-21). 

End Times Wars: Battle of Armageddon

By Dr. Ed Hindson

Second, the participants of the conflicts are different. In the Battle of Gog and Magog, a great power to the north (possibly Russia or one or more former “southern-tier” Islamic Soviet republics) will move against Israel, along with specific nations, mostly Islamic and in the Middle East or northern Africa (Ezekiel 38:1-6). The Battle of Armageddon will include representative armies from all nations of the world (Joel 3:2; Zechariah 14:2).

Third is the direction of the attack. Since the Battle of Gog and Magog is led by a great power to the north of Israel, and some of its allies are from that direction as well, the attack will come primarily from the north (Ezekiel 38:15). Since the Battle of Armageddon involves all the nations of the world, they will come from all four directions.

Fourth, there is the purpose for the attack. The Battle of Magog’s objective is “To take a spoil, and to take a prey” (Ezekiel 38:12). Perhaps some of the attackers, several of which are virtually landlocked, will seek a warm-water port in Israel. Others may seek some of Israel’s mineral deposits, such as are purported to be in the Dead Sea. At Armageddon, the intent is to totally eliminate Israel once and for all (Zechariah 12:2-3) and later, to oppose Christ Himself who returns to fight on behalf of Israel (Revelation 19:19).

Fifth, the leaders of the attack are also different. At Gog and Magog, the leader will be Russia or another former Soviet republic (Ezekiel 38:3). At Armageddon, it will be the Antichrist, who, by that time, will be the undisputed world leader (Revelation 19:19).

Finally, the casualties will be disposed of differently. At Gog and Magog, the dead will be buried (Ezekiel 39:12-15). At Armageddon, the dead will be left on the field of battle, to become food for birds of prey (Revelation 19:17-21).

However, despite all of these differences, we should point out one similarity, and that is the outcome. In both cases, God will win and will gain victory on behalf of His people, Israel. After the great victory at Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 39:1-7), one would think that the unregenerate world would get the message. But only a few years later, on an even larger scale, the world will again gather its forces against Israel and against the Lord at Armageddon. The old adage will be proven again: the one thing people learn from history, is that they don’t learn from history.

World Prophetic Ministry, Inc  Dr. Ed Hindson is the President of World Prophetic Ministry and Bible Teacher on The King Is Coming telecast. He is also the Assistant Chancellor and Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Virginia. Dr. Hindson previously served as the associate pastor of the 9,000-member Rehoboth Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Besides teaching thousands of students each week, he is an active conference speaker and a prolific writer. Ed has written over 40 books, including Final Signs; Approaching Armageddon; and Is the Antichrist Alive and Well? He has served as the editor of five major Study Bibles, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning Knowing Jesus Study Bible (Zondervan) and the best-selling King James Study Bible (Thomas Nelson). He is currently co-editing the new 16-volume Twenty-First Century Biblical Commentary series on the New Testament (AMG).World Prophetic Ministry, Inc

Connect with Amos37

Were on – YouTube

iTunes – Podcasts 

Were on Facebook

Were on / Pinterest

Stay up to date with Amos37.com eMail update (Weekly)


Free Resources for the growing Christian.

“But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.”  2 Peter 3:18

Blue Letter Bible Free Online Bible & Study Tools & Commentaries

Bible Classes College Level For Free to Enroll   Track your progress.

Our Own Free Discipleship Course   In Video HD.

Free Audio Bible Download

Come n See More

Is Ecumenism Biblical As seen with the publication of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, there is a major emphasis in our day on ecumenical unity among Evangelicals and R...
50 Reasons; Pre-Tribulation Rapture Originally posted in our Facebook Discussion board by Michael Houke.  A extensive but not exhaustive list of evidences from scripture on what appears ...
The FUEL Project- Section 6 A War of Words The FUEL Project- Section 6 of 12 A War of WordsThe Reformation (where men started to openly challenge the heresies & corruption of the RCC) combi...
NIV New World Order I know many good people who read this version. While studying the New Age movement I was stunned at the variety of version and addition and worse dele...
After the Vanishing Ch.3 Chapter Three By Dave White The Regathering in Jerusalem. There is no doubt the first “birthpang” had to have been the creation of the modern state...
Tour of the Bible: Genesis to Revelation Video Ser... Tour the entire bible Using sound scientific facts, historical analysis and biblical narrative, acclaimed teacher Dr. Chuck Missler weaves together a ...
Revelation Session 20 The Seven Bowls Of Wrath Revelation Session 20 The Seven Bowls Of Wrath a video commentary with notes, pdf and links. The Book of Revelation is the only book of the Bible with...
Yom Teruah Part 1 A brief introduction to The Feasts of the LORD.  In short, God gave 7 feasts of His own choosing.  These would be practices for the coming Messiah. Je...
Amos37,logo,Hebrew Roots,prophecy,teachings,bible study,apologetics,theology,sound doctrine,exposes,

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Things are Reving up! Stay informed.

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our ministry team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Amos37,logo,Hebrew Roots,prophecy,teachings,bible study,apologetics,theology,sound doctrine,exposes,

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!