An Attack on a Peaceful People

(Isaiah 2:2-4; Joel 2:11; 3:9-10; Ezekiel 34:12; 38:9-11)

In the Book of Ezekiel, God said, “I will seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.”1Ezek 34:12 Today, we are all familiar with the atrocities of the Holocaust—the cloudy and dark day that restored Israel as a nation.

But before the final attack on Israel, there will be time of peace and safety.
Isaiah said, “In the latter days, the mountain of the Lord’s House will be established above all the mountains.”2Isaiah 2:2 “He will judge between the nations and rebuke many people. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.”3Isaiah 2:4

However, Joel informed us that suddenly the command will come to “beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.”4Joel 2:11 Ezekiel said the attack would be on “a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and neither bars nor gates.”5Ezek 38:11 He described the enormous army that would attack Israel: “You shall ascend, you shall come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your hordes, and many peoples with you.”6Ezek 38:9

The Book of Revelation describes these armies “as the sands of the seashore” and numbers them as 200 million.

In Revelation 20:9, we read that the armies “surrounded the camp of the holy.” This is the camp of the Angels of Yihvah described by Joel: “Yihvah gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great.”7Joel 3:9-10

Zechariah said, “Yihvah, my ELOHIM, shall come, and all His holy ones (angels) with Him.”8Zech 14:5 He will then judge the nations.