God orders Ezekiel to prophesy against some fearsome ruler named Gog, who rules over the mysterious land of Magog and is chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
When Gog goes on the march with a massive army, God's going to put a hook in his mouth and lead the whole army back where it came from.
That includes all the armies that will side with Gog, including Persia, Ethiopia, Put, Gomer, and people from the distant north.
God predicts that, in future years, Gog will lead armies against the restored nation of Israel.
Gog's armies will come like a storm or a cloud covering the land, after Gog is evilly inspired to invade and plunder the defenseless towns in the land—provoking other nations like Sheba, Dedan, and Tarshish (in addition to Israel).
God will bring Gog out of the far north to invade Israel, but only in order to demonstrate his power and holiness against Gog.
Shmoop recommends that Gog be the name of the next arch-villain in "The Avengers" sequel.
When Gog invades, he'll encounter the wrath of God in full force.
The birds, fish, and animals will all tremble and quake at the vengeful presence of God.
All the humans will be afraid too, as cliffs and walls and mountains tumble down.
Everyone's swords will be against Gog, and God will send down pestilence, torrential rain, fire, and sulfur.
All the nations will see God's holiness and greatness.