Tubal In Prophecy
by Wayne Blank
Tubal In History And Prophecy
Tubal was born after the flood; his descendants, as a nation (nation means a specific race of people, whereas country means a political entity e.g. see Country and Nation) have existed since very ancient times.
"These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; sons were born to them after the flood. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras." (Genesis 10:1-2 RSV)
After The Return Of Jesus Christ, Satan will be imprisoned in The Abyss for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-3) and not permitted to deceive the nations any further (see Who Still Rules The World Today?) at that time, but even so, hostility toward Christ's rule will only be fully cured by events on the battlefield. A great Asiatic army (the Scriptures describe that the "Christian" people of the rest of the world will be more cooperative by then, after they learned their lesson, the hard way), which will include people of Tubal, will come against The Messiah at Jerusalem when Israel is living in peace and appears militarily-weak (i.e. "without walls") because The Messiah will be their army. According to the Word of God, the great army of invaders will be annihilated; it will take 7 months to bury all of the dead troops:
"The word of The Lord came to me: "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says The Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; and I will turn you about, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords; Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all his hordes; Bethtogarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes - many peoples are with you.
After their hard-learned lessons, the people of Tubal, along with all of the other nations/people of Asia, and all of the other nations/people of the entire world, will come to know The Lord at that time:
"I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard My fame or seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory among the nations. And they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as an offering to The Lord, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says The Lord, just as the Israelites bring their cereal offering in a clean vessel to the house of The Lord. And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says The Lord. "For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, says The Lord; so shall your descendants and your name remain. From new moon to new moon [see New Moon, New Month], and from Sabbath to Sabbath [see The Fourth Commandment], all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says The Lord." (Isaiah 66:19-23 RSV)
Fact Finder: At the end of the 1,000 years, when Satan is released for a short time, will he again cause the people of Gog and Magog to fight the rule of The Messiah?