Is Ezekiels War in Our Future

Do Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 describe an ancient battle or a future war? Even if the Hebrew word for arrow and missile are the same, how many modern missiles have you seen launched by a wooden bow? Or could be burned for cooking or heat? (Eze. 39:3, 9, 10) The shields, bucklers, hand staves and spears are also included in the burnable weapons of war. Are these modern weapons of war to be burned for seven years? Is the wood in the field and the forest the major source of fuel for cooking and heat nowadays?

It says that all come on horseback. (Eze. 38:4, 15) Doesn't this describe primitive transportation? It says they all are handling swords and clothed with armor, a great company with bucklers and shields. (Eze. 38:4, 5) Doesn't this describe primitive weapons?

It says old, silver, cattle and goods are the spoils of war. (Eze. 38:12, 13) How many current day battles are fought where cattle are the main spoils of war?

It says Israel will be dwelling safely and at rest n villages without walls. (Eze. 38:11) The walls about the city were an important factor for defense. Are walls important in war today? Is Israel dwelling without walls safely and at rest since 1948?

Have you ever tried to look up the meaning of "Gog"? (Eze. 39:1) How about the root word from which it is derived? Believe it or not, it seems the root and meaning remain completely unknown.

Did you notice that Gog is a prince or chief ruler? (Eze. 38:1-3, 39:1) But in another place Gog is a nation. (Rev. 20:8)

Did you notice Gog is FROM the land of Magog? (Eze. 38:2) But in another place Gog AND Magog are BOTH nations from the four corners of the earth that number like sand on the seashore. (Rev. 20:8)