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What is the biblical Armageddon?
What does the Bible really say about Armageddon? It tells us that the last great battle of man’s age will take place in the Middle East. The armies will gather at a place Scripture calls Armageddon. So, not surprisingly, Armageddon has come to portray our worst nightmare: the end of the world.
Some Bible scholars claim that Armageddon is predicted to terminate society as we know it. More-detailed speculations speak of it as a battle of cataclysmic proportions, possibly a nuclear war that will annihilate mankind. Even Ronald Reagan, the former U.S. president, spoke of Armageddon in such terms. That Armageddon is named in the Bible (Revelation 16:16) and that it serves as the prelude to “the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14) deserves our concern and attention.
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The meaning of Armageddon
The word Armageddon can be traced to Megiddo, a significant fortified town in Palestine in ancient times. Most scholars think Armageddon comes fromharmegiddon , meaning “hill of Megiddo.” The area has quite a history. Excavations of Megiddo have revealed 20 layers of occupation dating from the fourth millennium B.C. to about 450 B.C. The site is about 18 miles south-southeast of the Port of Haifa in northern Israel and about 55 miles north of Jerusalem.
Megiddo’s strategic location gave it greater importance than its size would suggest: a mere 13 acres within the city’s ancient walls during the time of Solomon. Megiddo overlooked the narrow entrance to Israel’s northern mountains from the Plain of Megiddo-also known as the Valley of Esdraelon, or Jezreel-a level expanse some 20 miles long and 14 miles wide.
Northern Palestine, especially the area of the Plain of Megiddo, was militarily important because it guarded part of the easiest route across the Fertile Crescent, which stretched from Mesopotamia to Egypt. Throughout ancient history, the great powers of Mesopotamia-Assyria and Babylon-contended with Egypt for control of this area.
The territory of the ancient kingdom of Israel was at the crossroads of three continents-Africa, Europe and Asia. Bounded on the west by the Mediterranean Sea and on the east by the Arabian Desert, this relatively small area between sea and desert was the strategic land link between the three continents. So important, so desirable, so coveted was this narrow land bridge that ancient armies frequently and regularly battled for control of it.
In modern times the Arabian Desert has been prized for its great oil reserves. In ancient times parts of the territory of Israel were coveted for their militarily crucial passes. Megiddo guarded one of those passes. More than 200 battles have been fought at or near there (Alan Johnson, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary , Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1981, Vol. 12, p. 551). One scholar calls the area “the battle ground of the centuries” (Merrill F. Unger, Unger’s Bible Dictionary , Moody Press, Chicago, 1966, p. 89).
What about the future of Megiddo, or Armageddon? Does the Bible reveal anything about this strategically vital area?
Prophecy of Armageddon
Although Armageddon is mentioned in the book of Revelation (“And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon” (Revelation 16:16), Scripture says nothing about armies actually attacking each other there. It does indicate, however, that armies assemble on the Plain of Megiddo, apparently using the large, level area as a staging ground to prepare for a great battle. But who is being gathered, who is gathering them, and for what purpose?
Those being gathered appear to be two political and military coalitions-“the kings of the earth and of the whole world” (Revelation 16:14) and “the kings from the east” (Revelation 16:12), from east of the Euphrates River. These leaders aren’t necessarily “kings” as we use the word today; the original word means ruler, leader or commander. We might use descriptions like president, prime minister, chairman, chancellor or general to refer to such leaders today.
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At that point in history, many heads of nations will have banded together to support the mighty “beast” power mentioned in Revelation 17. In describing this confederation of peoples, nations and rulers as a beast, God is likening this enormously powerful alliance to an animal driven by ungodly instincts and motivations.
Those comprising this alliance “are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast” (Revelation 17:12-13). The book of Revelation shows that demonic spirits performing miraculous signs will influence these leaders to gather “to the battle of that great day of God Almighty … to the place called Armageddon” (Revelation 16:13-16).
Why will the armies of these nations gather at Armageddon? Apparently these military powers will invade the Middle East for a showdown over who will control the world.
However, instead of fighting each other, they will turn on the returning Messiah, Jesus Christ, to fight Him!
We don’t normally think of people actually daring to go to war against God. People war against other people. But the Bible reveals that men will actually try to fight the returning Jesus Christ. These end-time dictators and demagogues covet rulership of the world, and they hope to succeed through their immense armies and destructive weapons-weapons powerful enough to destroy all life from the planet.(source)
Since the dawn of humanity, countless cultures around the world have held prophecies and tales foretelling a time when an epic final battle between the forces .
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I'm not particulary religious(although i do believe in a supreme being creator), but i thought this video made some good points.
Enoch : This is a speculative simulation based on the many prophecies at qwakeup.org. Main events will come to pass, but they may come to pass differently than .
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