Armageddon

We have heard the term, Armageddon, thrown around in many doomsday genre movies, but few know what it actually means. Most of the time, the term is used by laymen in reference to the final battle of good and evil. However, Armageddon actually refers to the place that the final battle of the flesh age takes place. The first syllable, ar-, or har, is Hebrew for ‘mountain’ or ‘hill’. The rest of the word, -mageddon, comes from the Hebrew word, megiddon, which means ‘place of gathering’ or ‘place of rendezvous.’

This is a place where satan (antichrist) and his army will be gathered to attack God’s elect, who have refused to bow to antichrist during the tribulation.

(Rev 16:12) And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

(Rev 16:13) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

(Rev 16:14) 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.

(Rev 16:15)Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

(Rev 16:16) And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

But this battle will not go as satan has planned, as Jesus will return at the 7th trump and wipe out satan’s army very quickly.

(Zec 14:1) Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

(Zec 14:2) 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.

(Zec 14:3) Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

(Zec 14:4) 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.

(Eze 39:1) Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

(Eze 39:2) And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

(Eze 39:3) And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

(Eze 39:4) Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

(Eze 39:5) Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

Jesus would not let a hair on the head of any of His elect to be harmed by antichrist. Thus, this battle will not be fought by His elect, but by Jesus Himself.

(Luk 21:18)But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

(Luk 21:19)In your patience possess ye your souls.

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