EVEN THOUGH they lived more than five centuries apart, Elijah and Moses are linked through a connection to the ruined city of Sodom.
This week, we revisit one of the most supernaturally charged areas in or near ancient Israel, the plains of Moab below Mount Nebo. Not only is it where the Israelites were severely punished for falling into the worship of a god of the dead, Baal-Peor, it’s the place where both men left this world—Moses in an unmarked grave and Elijah on a heavenly chariot.
It is also where Ezekiel prophesied the destruction of the army of Gog of Magog (Eze. 39:11), and where Satan contended with the archangel Michael for the body of Moses (Jude 9), possibly because Satan believes that ground belongs to him.