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What is Armageddon? 1. The final battle in human history? 2. The end of the world? 3. A prophesy fulfilled by Titus? 4. A symbol that good triumphs over evil? 5. Iraqi Freedom? 6. An end time battle of the armies of the world against each other?
Most people see Armageddon as a doomsday event that will bring the world to an end
What does Armageddon mean? "Har" signifies "mountain. " "Gadad" means "cut off, " that is, slaughter. Armageddon, "mount of slaughter, " will indeed be the scene of mass destruction and death.
Location of Megiddo North central Israel, on the edge of the plain of Esdraelon, about ten miles south of Nazareth and fifteen miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a large valley that is a perfect staging ground for battle It is also called the Valley of Decision & Jehoshaphat (Joel 3)
History of previous conflicts in the valley • Debra and Barak defeated Sisera in the Valley Judges 5 • Gideon defeated the Amalekites and Midianites in Judges 6 • Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt, marching against the Assyrians defeated Josiah II Chron. 35
Armageddon is found only one time in scripture And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs …For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Rev. 16: 13 -16
Other Biblical terms for this day The great and terrible day of the Lord - Joel 2: 31 Notable day of the Lord - Acts 2: 20 Battle of that great day of God Almighty - Rev. 16: 16
The Battle of Armageddon begins when the Jews Call on Jesus as Their Messiah Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matt. 24: 27 -31 O Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Matt. 23: 38
What sets the stage for Armageddon? The Anti-Christ’s false peace fails. Nations rise up against Him And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. Dan. 11: 40 Anti-Christ invades many middle eastern countries and moves his headquarters to Jerusalem, Mt. Zion
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps. 44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. 45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. Dan. 11: 41 -45
The Nations gathered for battle at Megiddo are allies. They are there to attack the Anti. Christ For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. Zech. 14: 3
Just prior to the attack something happens so that all guns are turned on Jesus. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall the tribes of the earth mourn Mt. 24: 30 The Armies of the beast and the armies of the nations align themselves as a single coalition Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. Rev. 19: 19
The Armies of Heaven descend with Jesus at the Lead I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Rev. 19: 11 -13
14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter. " He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. Rev. 19: 14 -15
The Devastation of the Battle The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God's wrath. 20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses' bridles for a distance of 1, 600 stadia. (Approx. 180 miles) Birds will feed on their flesh And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great. " Rev. 19: 17 -18
Jesus will move from Megiddo directly to Jerusalem and descend on the Mt. Of Olives And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Zech. 14: 1 -4
Anti-Christ and the False Prophet are Captured and Cast into the Lake of Everlasting Fire - Rev. 19: 20 Satan is Bound – Rev. 20: 2 Jesus establishes His Kingdom by the Judging of the Nations – Matt. 25: 32 Jesus Begins His 1000 year Reign – Rev. 20: 6