Summary: We look at the vision of the great battle of Armageddon, the final battle of human history. This is where human history ends. It’s where the Lord Jesus intervenes and stops the madness of humanity.
Tonight, we look at the vision of the great battle of Armageddon, the final battle of human history. This is where human history ends. It’s where the Lord Jesus intervenes and stops the madness of humanity. Jesus will return to earth and destroy all the ungodly and evil of this world. This is what the Bible and believers call: (different names)
• The great day of Jehovah.
• The great day of God.
• The day.
• The final battle of human history.
• The end of the devil’s rule on earth.
• The supper of the great God.
• The great battle of Armageddon.
READ 17-18. Keep in mind that this call is announcing the beginning of Armageddon. So, for the ungodly, it is a terrifying call to the supper of great God. This supper is not the Wedding Supper of the Lamb that we talked about last time, which will be for the believers. This supper, the Supper of the great God will be for unbelievers and it will be the most terrifying moment in human history.
A mighty angel cries to all the birds of the air. He calls them to gather for the Supper of the Great God. Why are the birds being called together? Because God is going to destroy the armies of the world. The birds are being called to feast upon the ungodly of this world when they have been slain.
Note who it is to be slain and who is to become a feast for the vultures of the air.
• The flesh of captains.
• The flesh of mighty men, that is, the powerful.
• The flesh of horses.
• The flesh of the riders on the horses.
• The flesh of all men, both the slaves and the free, both the small and the great.
The idea is that all the armies of the world will be destroyed. Every single army will be destroyed by Jesus Christ when He returns in glory.
READ 19. We see the mobilizing of the world’s armies. The antichrist is there. The kings or leaders of the earth are there (probably negotiating and trying to prevent the battle against each other). The armies of the nations are there.
How is it humanly possible for so many great armies to gather in one place? And if a war is going to be fought in Palestine, why bother with foot soldiers when the world has so many sophisticated weapons like missiles and atomic warheads?
The reason is simple: armies use foot soldiers when they want to preserve the land and its resources. In the end time, the antichrist will lead his alliance against Palestine to totally exterminate the Jews and to take the whole Middle East with it rich resources for himself. He will march against those who claim to be followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember, the Jews will have been saved at this time. They will have accepted Jesus Christ as their Messiah. This is what is meant by the statement that the antichrist and his armies gather together to fight against Christ. Jesus and His followers are one, so to fight against the followers of Jesus is to fight against Jesus.
The antichrist cannot use atomic weapons because the weapons would not only destroy the land and its resources, but probably cause a retaliatory strike from some of the other nations of the world. So how do the armies of the world get to Palestine? The same way they would today.
For instance, if some major army began to march and to claim all the oil of the Middle East for itself, the nations of the world would go to protect their interest. We don’t exactly what will the cause will be in the end time to draw the armies of the world to Palestine. All we know is that they will be gathered there.
In the last days, al the nations of the world will join forces with two or more sides. They will be there to protect their own national interests in the Middle East and Palestine. They will be stationed within the borders of Palestine at Meggido.
Evil spirits are behind the whole thing. The evil spirits will give the two leaders supernatural power to inspire their confederation to march and conquer Palestine.
Armageddon is the mountain and valley of Megiddo that runs through the middle of Palestine from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. It’s about 200 miles long and ten miles wide.
READ 20. There will be the simple and quick capture of the antichrist and the false prophet. Paul tells what will happen to the antichrist in 2 Thes. 2:8. “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of this mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.”