Summary: The word Armageddon strikes fear into the most bravest of men, because of its ominous meaning, about the end of the world as we know it. There are many that scoff at the very words in scripture that cover the battle. But they will answer to a vengeful God
The word Armageddon strikes fear into the most bravest of men, because of its ominous meaning, about the end of the world as we know it. There are many that scoff at the very words in scripture that cover the battle. But they will answer to a vengeful God for their inconsistency’s in the scripture. Why should we fear this word, because it not just a word but an event of such magnitude that it will shake the whole world right down to its knees. We know war as, planes, dropping massive amounts of explosives, lighting up the night sky as if it were day, most of the pilots never getting to see the horror of the reaction on human flesh. We see war as tanks, rolling over every thing in their path, spouting fire and smoke from the shells that they fire, tearing down buildings from great distances. We see war as, men on foot, running and hiding, shooting rockets and rifle shells from conceiled places, killing or being killed. Men with fear on their faces but always obeying orders to advance. We see war as blood and sweat, maimed bodies, young men just trying to get home. We see war as, a means to an end, a justification of action for self preservation and in most cases, a way to expand, this is the way we see war. But the war of all wars is yet to come, lets go to scripture and find out how God will end war at Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 , Then they gathered the Kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. This is the scene of the final battle between the forces of good and evil, God and Satan, Jesus and the Antichrist. This will be a massive wide spread annihilating war. The battle will take place around the Tell Magiddo in the Jezrell Valley, located in the area of the plain of Esdraelon. Men say that this war is either, a spiritual meaning, not being a real war, or a war that has already taken place. In both cases they are wrong. Prophecy has every thing to do with this final war. We believe that we know what war and suffering is, we base all of our knowledge on events of the past and fightings in the present. Many today are calling for Jihad, and not understanding, that God will not allow His word to be compromised nor changed. The Jihad that the world of Islam speaks of is totally contrary to scripture. God Doesn’t ordain nor does He start wars but it is in the minds of man to do evil continually. The word jihad actually means "struggle, strive." The Arabic root of the word is jahada, "to strive for." (The Arabic word for war is "harb.") Of the two types of jihad, the lesser type is the struggle against religious or political oppression, the second and greater is the soul’s struggle with evil. Moderates think that while "jihad" might refer to an active war against an oppressive regime, such a war may be waged only against that regime, not innocent people. Radical Islamic fundamentalists assume that a jihad is a war without constraints. Why do we speak of Jihad? Because the history of the Islam faith starting with, Ishmael, is a history of conquest and war. Their shear numbers, dictate that this war will be a war between, Christ and Islam. I reference Genesis 17:20; And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. And also Genesis 17:21; But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. This is where the war started between Israel and Islam. In My Opinion.
But the scriptures tell us that there will be no other war as this one. There will be three supernatural wars surrounding Israel, the first in the mountains, according to scripture and the second Armageddon, God will destroy the armies of the first one in the mountains and Jesus will destroy the Antichrist in the second. The third will be the last war, the War between Satan and Jesus. Ezekiel 39:17-20; And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.