And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years.

—Ezk. 39:9

7327 Lignostone

Lignostone is a product of many uses. It is known that Russia has been using this versatile product for many years in the manufacture of its weapons of war.

For those who may not be familiar with this fairly recent discovery, lignostone was invented by a man in Ter Apel, Holland. It has the quality of being stronger than steel, more elastic, and very applicable for many manufactured products (even including bows and arrows). It resembles many layers of plywood compressed under extreme pressure, and it has another vital use: being a wood product, it burns better than coal. This was a major reason for its original development. Since Holland had no natural gas wells at the time, lignostone was developed for use in the coal-burning plants for the production of manufactured gas.

Lignostone burns better than coke, and thus we see in this product the very real potential for the fulfillment of another marvellous Bible prophecy which could only be foretold by Divine inspiration: that the Russian weapons could be burned for fuel for seven years.

—Charles R. Taylor

7328 Better Than Coal

The Russians (and perhaps other nations) are now using a new Dutch invention that is called “lignostone” in making their weapons of warfare. This material is stronger than steel springs, is very elastic, and can be used for making cogs in the gears of modern machinery. The amazing thing about lignostone is that it burns.

It looks like 20 or 30 pieces of plywood pressed together by tremendous pressure, and those who have tried it say that it burns better than coal.

See also: Horses ; Russia.