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In Jesus’ Second Coming, He along with the great hosts of Heaven, will destroy the Antichrist and his one-world empire in the Battle of Armageddon. This defeat of the Antichrist and his armies will take place in and around the valley of Megiddo near Haifa in Israel. Footnotes in Revelations show that the word “Armageddon” is properly translated as “Mount of Megiddo” referring to Mount Carmel overlooking the plain of Megiddo. Megiddo is an historic city that served as an important junction and battlefield throughout history and is also identified as the site of the last great battle of the world, Armageddon.
While exiled to the Isle of Patmos, the apostle John was the recipient of a revelation from God concerning future events. One out of every twenty-five verses in the entire New Testament refers to the Rapture or to Christ’s Second Coming. The one brief passage where this teaching derived from John’s records that stated, “They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty,” (Revelations 16:14). The Bible never uses the phrase “the battle of Armageddon”. The word “battle” is a very modest description of what is to come. This will be a war, the last war. It is the final battle between good and evil. Many people believe that the stage for this last war is being set because of how the Middle East has risen to world power in such an unusual way.
At the end of the age, the Valley of Megiddo, now known as the valley of Jerzeel, will serve as the gathering place for a vast army which will engage the returning messiah, Jesus Christ, and his supernatural army in the Day of the Lord. “Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army,” (Revelations 19:19). Engaged in an extreme struggle for global po...
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