Ezekiel 20:30-32 Go, tell the Israelites; the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves as your forefathers did and lusting after other gods? You are defiling yourselves this very day with your false religions and insincere faith. Israel, I refuse to be consulted by you. You can never be like the other nations, who worship idols.
Ezekiel 20:33-38 As I live, says the Lord, I shall reign over you with a strong hand and by My wrath, I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you have been dispersed. I shall bring you into the Meeting place in the desert, there I shall confront you and bring you to judgement. Just as I did in Egypt with your forefathers, so I shall judge you. [as He did in the days of Egypt, therefore before the Return of Jesus] I shall make you pass under the rod [of judgement] and I will bring you into the bond of the Covenant. All those who rebel or revolt against Me will not set foot on the soil of Israel.
Ezekiel 20:39-42 Now, you Israelites – go serve your idols. But in days to come you will be punished for it, then no more will you desecrate My holy Name. For there, in the land of Israel, the entire House of Israel will serve Me. After I have restored you to the Land of your forefathers, I shall require your offerings and gifts and then I will accept you as a fragrant incense. Isaiah 45:16-17
Ezekiel 20:42-44 When I bring you back to the soil of Israel, you will despise yourselves for your past conduct and you will know that I am your God. Not as your wickedness deserves, but as the honour of My Holy Name demands. Isaiah 43:25
Ezekiel 20:45-48 The Word of the Lord came to me: Ezekiel, turn and face toward the South, prophesy to the desert of the Negev. Say to it: The Lord God says – I am about to set a fire in you and it will consume all flammable things. Its fiery flame will not be put out and all people from the South to the North will be scorched by it. All will see that it is I, the Lord, who has set it ablaze, not to be quenched. Ezekiel 21:1-7, Jeremiah 12:14 Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged
V 30-32 Judah and Israel alike are atheistic, apostate, pursue false religions and materialism. This is not their destiny. Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 60:3.
V 33-38 After the Day of vengeance and wrath, the Lord will gather His people into the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:4, Isaiah 11-11-13, Isa 14:1-2, Isa 35:10, Jer. 5:26
V 39-44 Do as you will for now, but judgement will come. The present age, soon to change. Isaiah 41:1, Hosea 12:2
In the Land, all true believers, Israelites or grafted in, will serve the Lord. Isa 26:2, Isa 29:22-23, Isa 66:20-21, 1 Peter 2:9-10. “You will know that I am your God” this phrase would be unnecessary if all of this prophecy takes place after the Return of Jesus. Therefore, this all happens before that. His people, a Christian nation, living in peace and security in the Holy Land – being “a light to the nations”. Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 43:10
V 45-48 There is no record of an event as described, happening in the Negev area. The description is what would result from a Coronal Mass Ejection, [sunstrike] that will affect all the world. This is the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath, ‘all will see that it is I,the Lord, who have set it ablaze’, so it is not a man caused event such as a nuke war. Isaiah 63:1-6, Isa 30:26, Isa 21:1, Eze 21:1-5, Isa 9:18-19, Isa 33:10-12, Isa 10:17-19, Jer 9:25-26, Jer 23: 19-20. Rev 6:12-17.