I am studying/teaching Isaiah right now for my home group and I stumbled across this passage today...it really stood out and then it just hit me...the answer to the burning of the weapons for 7 years after Gog war (you guys probably know that I place it at the end of Trib, same as Armageddon)...this verse in Isaiah is the prophecy of Christ establishing his Throne for the Millennium... Isaiah 9:1-7 1 Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. 2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian. 5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, Will be used for burning and fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will beno end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Interesting how an image is shown here of an army's equipment being destroyed and burned as fuel just before Jesus sets up his Throne. I wasn't looking for this either, it just feel into my lap since I have to teach it tonight. Apparently this was the practice in ancient times when you conquered an army BTW. Thus Ezekiel's prophecy in ch.39 is not unique, as in it prooves that he spoke in terms of the customs of the day. I like that. In other words, the buring of the weapons isn't something special to the prophecy, it was just God's way of relating to the people in terms that they would understand. If we take time out from trying to look real deep into it, it makes better sense when lined up with the customs of Ezekiel's day. However, Isaiah's timeline does seem to put this event as something done when Christ comes.... I thought it was interesting anyway... I read the other thread about the Assyrian too...funny, that's all in this area of Scripture to...in fact, it is part of the prophecy of Isaiah. I have never heard Jesus referred to as the Assyrian (and I don't think that is right, could even be blasphemous). however, there is some credence for the A/C being from that region, or at least it is spoken of in Scripture that way. Why someone would ascribe it to Christ...I don't know why, other than to destory Jesus' credibility.