Four Corners of the Earth in Context

Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

(Ezekiel 7:2) KJV

Every time the phrase the four corners of the earth occurs in the Bible it’s in the context of the Millennial Kingdom, after the plagues of the tribulation.

Ezekiel 7:2 is part of a prophecy of what is going to come upon the Earth in the future. Here the phrasing is slightly different but that’s a result of the translation, not the original languages. In Hebrew the word translated as either Earth or land is erets. This word is context-dependent and can be used to refer to either planet Earth or the dry land which is the habitable portion of it.

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

As we know, Old Testament prophecy always has a meaning which is applicable to the present circumstances that the prophets were in, but also to future events. The book of Ezekiel includes a lot of detailed prophecy about the Millennial Kingdom, including a hydrological system which is similar in function to the one on Earth as it was formed on the third day.

And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

(Isaiah 11:12) KJV

Isaiah 11:12 is part of a prophecy which directly refers to the Millennial Kingdom which will be established as the outcome of the plagues of the tribulation.

Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

(Revelation 7:1) KJV

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

(Revelation 20:8) KJV

The next two occurrences of the phrase are in the New Testament which is Greek, not Hebrew, so the words are different but the context is the same. In Revelation 7:1 and 20:8 the context is the time after the tribulation and during the Millennial Kingdom. This is after the synopsis of the tribulation in Revelation 6:12-17. It means that the continents have moved back into position as part of a super-continent: Pangaea 2.0. Gog and Magog don’t exist, yet. They’re the names of nations which will be part of the Millennial Kingdom, after the tribulation.


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