Are you confused about Armageddon? Is the battle of Armageddon the end of the
world? You have come to the right place to learn the truth about Armageddon and the battle of Armageddon!!!!!
Confusion abounds concerning Armageddon. I hope some of that confusion can be cleared up here!!!
Is the world at the brink of Armageddon now? Is the nuclear buildup and proliferation of these
among the nations of the world leading to the great battle of Armageddon?
The answer is NO!!! They are not. But what they are leading up to, is The Great Tribulation,
that precedes it. It is at the end of the "Great Tribulation", which is the last 3 1/2 years of "The Tribulation" period
consisting of 7 years of duration..
The battle of Armageddon is in the valley of Megiddo, the valley of decision. Armageddon is the event,
when all the nations of the world, are gathered together to make war against, the Son of God.
Armageddon is not the end of the world, but the end of the world's system of government. It is
the end of the reign of the "Antichrist" and the "New World Order".
Armageddon is when Yahshua/Jesus returns at the last day of the world's governmental
reign, and sets up his "millennial reign" as King of kings, with the saints of God/Yahwah.
The "road to Armageddon" is a long one. One on which the world is continuing to travel on due course.
Armageddon is not the destruction of the earth, by nuclear means. It is the final
battle between the forces of the world and the forces of God/Yahwah. It is the final battle of the forces of evil
(the children of the world) against the forces of good (the children of Yahwah), led by the only begotton Son of Yahwah/God,
who is Yahshua/Jesus!!!
Nuclear war is coming, but it is coming way before this battle of Armageddon, and it is coming to America.
The wicked (children of the world) will be cast into the "lake of fire" along with the "beast (antichrist) and
the false prophet. Those who remain in the earth (believers in Yahshua) will be reigned over by the "raptured saints",
who were raptured earlier in the same day and by the King of Kings, Yahshua/Jesus, in Jerusalem!!
This is just a brief synopsis of what the battle of Armageddon really is. For a detailed study, please
read the books at The Tribulational Institute.
For a quick look at the "road to Armageddon", beginning at the First Seal of Revelation, please click
on the chart of Revelation.
Do not confuse World War III with Armageddon. World War III is between nations of the world!!! World War
III begins in the early part of the Tribulation. It is my belief that the soon coming war with Iraq, will
usher in World War III. Even though the "beast" described in Revelation will make "war with the saints" during the Tribulation,
and will overcome them in this world, (world of the fleshly body) and kill them, they will ultimately overcome death
in the end, by the "resurrection of the dead/rapture". They will
rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years and have life everlasting!!
Armageddon is the final battle between the nations
of the world, and the nation of Israel, immediately following the rapture, in the same day, as
they return with Christ!!! Not the worldly nation of Israel, in the Middle East, but the spiritual nation, comprised
of the twelve tribes of Israel. They are those who believe in Yahshua/Jesus, the Messiah.
Armageddon has been used by the media many times, but the Apostle John, in the book of Revelation, uses it only
one time. The original word from the Bible is Ar Magedon which literally means "mount of Megiddo" -- a city from which
only ancient ruins remain.
|The ruins are located in northern Israel by the
Kishon River on the southern edge of the plain of Esdraelon, south of Haifa. This area seems to be where the Battle of
Armageddon will take place in the future, as prophesied by the Apostle John.
Ruins of Megiddo
To understand the timing for the Battle of Armageddon we need to realize
that the book of Revelation is revealing us the sequence of events. The book is mainly a vision of a scroll sealed with
seven seals which are opened sequentially. After the seventh and last seal is opened, John sees seven angels with seven
trumpets. After the seventh angel blows his trumpet, John sees seven angels with seven bowls of wrath. It is at
the end of the sixth bowl of wrath that the events leading to the Battle of Armageddon start to unfold.
sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared
for the kings from the east.
I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three
unclean spirits like frogs;
they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the
war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
||Satan is deceiving the leaders of the world, preparing them
for the Battle of Armageddon, which as we read in Re 16:14
is also called "the war of the great day of God the Almighty."
We include this map of Israel so the reader could locate the plain of
Esdraelon where the armies will congregate against Jerusalem.
The Battle of Armageddon is also mentioned in the old testament, but
not under this name.
will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished
and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
This reference can not be construed to mean the fall of Jerusalem
during 70 AD because at that time, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were either killed or deported out of Jerusalem.
The context is obviously at the time when our Lord Yeshua returns to this Earth as a King.
Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights
on a day of battle.
that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will
be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and
the other half toward the south.
Mount of Olives
The above quotes from the book of Zechariah tell us that this battle
will be held at the time when "the Lord will ...fight against those nations" meaning the nations that gathered in Israel.
The statement "the mount of Olives will be split" is due to the earthquake referred to in Revelation
16:18-19 which we quote a few lines down.
I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes,
so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.
And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called
seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done."
At the end of the seventh bowl of wrath everything is ready for the return of Christ and His armies to wrestle
one of the most important battles against the forces of evil.
The deceived humans would have been fed a constant lie by the media
and will believe that the attacking forces are aliens coming from outer space -- very rightly so, but these "aliens" are actually
Christ and His armies. The humans on Earth will be fighting God Himself, just as they did during the first coming
of Christ, in which they crucified Him. The difference now is that Christ is not coming to Earth as the Lamb to allow
Himself to be slaughtered; He is returning as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He will win this battle against Satan.
And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and
peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great
an earthquake was it, and so mighty.
great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to
give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague
of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.
All of these events on Earth are the beginning scenario of the battle
against the forces of Satan.
17, the angel describes to John who Babylon the Great
is, and how the kings of the earth delegate their power to a one-world government leader called "the beast." This interjection
in the sequence of events leading to the Battle of Armageddon is necessary in order for us to understand that the battle against
Christ and His armies is made possible because at that time there will be a one-world government (similar to the United Nations
nowadays). This will make it easier to congregate a great army to fight Christ.
ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings
with the beast for one hour.
have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those
who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
Zechariah relates the same message of our Lord returning with His saints.
flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled
before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with Him!
Continuing with the book of Revelation, we read:
he said to me, "The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues."
For God has put it in their hearts to execute His
purpose by having a COMMON PURPOSE, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.
For the Battle of Armageddon to occur, it is necessary that all the people of Earth would have the "common purpose"
of fighting "the invading aliens" so that the word of God will be fulfilled. As the saying goes, "you can pull a much
greater weight if all the horses are pulling in the same direction."
In chapter 18 John continues explaining who is Babylon and how and why
it is destroyed. We must not lose track of the main story which is the Battle of Armageddon, for which the preparatory
events start with the 6th bowl of wrath. The Battle of Armageddon actually starts at the 7th bowl of
God also describes the results of the battle as "the marriage supper
of the lamb" because all the dead humans are like a big meal for the wild animals of the earth.
he said to me, "Write, Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are
true words of God."
I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He
judges and wages war.
eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.
is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
The Word of God is Jesus Christ. In Isaiah, we find the following prophecy
about the return of Christ:
Who is this who
comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
the greatness of His strength?
"It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."
Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?
I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there
was no man with Me.
I also trod them in My anger
And trampled them in My wrath;
And their lifeblood is sprinkled
on My garments,
And I stained all My raiment.
For the day of vengeance was in My heart,
And My year of redemption has come.
I trod down the peoples in My anger
And made them
drunk in My wrath,
And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth
the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
Here the Apostle John describes how Christ, the Word of God, and His
armies are coming from the heavens and John sees them riding some vehicle that he describes as white horses. The deceived
human armies will think this is an alien invasion from extraterrestrials (enough movies on this sort of theme) and they need
to fight the aliens.
the LORD will come in fire and His chariots like the whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames
Isaiah sees chariots instead of horses, but it is the same event -- the
second coming of Jesus Christ for the Battle of Armageddon.
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire
And by His sword
on all flesh,
And those slain by the LORD will be many.
Our God is not the "politically correct" weakling that most churches preach.
He is a warrior.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with
a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
See Wrath of God.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND
LORD OF LORDS."
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly
in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God"
Here there is another reference to "the great supper of God" because animals
will feed from these corpses.
you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those
who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.
Zechariah refers to this event with these words:
this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh
will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
come about in that day that a great panic from the LORD will fall on them; and they will seize one another's hand, and the
hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another.
Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and
silver and garments in great abundance.
also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in
Revelation states the following:
And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to
make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who
had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which
burns with brimstone.
This part is written so we will know that the same beast (government
leader) who started the human implantations of the Mark of the Beast will be the one that is caught alive and thrown into the "lake of fire."
the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with
I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old,
who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
Zechariah refers to this day with these
day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle.
For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at
evening time there will be light.
This is said in Zechariah in order for us not to confuse this time with "the
Day of the Anger of God" or day of His Wrath, because preceding the Anger of God, signs are given in the moon, sun, and stars
and in the oceans raging of the sea. It is very important we understand the difference, because the rapture occurs at
the time the 6th seal is opened, before the anger of god starts, whereas the battle of Armageddon occurs years
later after the 7th bowl of wrath; it is the consummation of God's Wrath. See Timeline.
As we can read in Revelation 20, after the battle of Armageddon is won, Satan is
put "in chains" for a millennium, the dead in Christ are resurrected, and the Government of God on earth ensues.
Zechariah refers to the millennium with these words:
in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western
sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.
LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.
All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba
to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin's Gate as far as the place of the
First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's wine presses.
will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.
it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship
the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths.
People will finally start to learn how to live in happiness with one
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