ARMAGEDDON – Apocalyptic Illusion or Imminent Reality
“ $1000 loan in 24 hours Is President bush about to begin the Armageddon”, many have asked in recent times. Leon Uris’ classic popularised the name. Book of Revelation chap 16:16 says, “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon”. This is a famous valley, sited north of Palestine and has been the place of many battles in history. Scholars disagree about the exact location of this place, but the most likely possibility is the valley between Mount Carmel and the city of Jezreel. This valley (known as the Valley of Jezreel and sometimes referred to as the Plain of Esdraelon) was the crossroads of two ancient trade routes and thus was a strategic military site. Armageddon is the Greek word for this area, which was the scene of many ancient battles.
What is the end of Armageddon? Please do not stop reading. I must tell you what the Bible says. The War of Armageddon will have no end . Before the world powers engage in mass annihilation of each other, the Bible records that the Lord Jesus will come to be seen by all and will wrest the control of world governance from the hands of men. Revelation chap 11 insists that these events will be seen by the whole world at once. With Satellites and TV this is now possible. Yet only God could have said this in AD 100 when the book of Revelation was written.
Neutron Bomb – In this war, a weapon would be used that will leave buildings intact and cause the soft tissues of humans to dissolve according to Zechariah chap 14:12 (written BC 430) – people who fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
This is the exact effect of the neutron Bomb. How did the Bible predict the Neutron Bomb? It is because the Bible is God’s word.
The Bible describes four world powers that will move armies into this final battle – the grand payday loans 7th street joplin mo anticlimax of human development, an inglorious finale. The Eastern power has an infantry of 200,000,000 according to Revelation 9:16 & Rev 16:12 and only China can field an infantry of that magnitude.
Revelation chap 16:12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
So, we shall know the end is near when China enters the fray . All the armies will come against Israel. We shall know that the end is near when all the nations blame Israel and come against it .
Is USA God’s favoured nation? No . A western confederacy will also invade Israel, probably to wrest control over the oil resources of the Middle East. (Daniel chap 11; BC 612). The western confederacy will be led by Antichrist of Bible fame (Revelation chap 13) whose armies will battle it out with a revived Russian military described by the Bible as a Northern King . (Ezekiel chap 38, 39, Daniel Chap 11).
Ezekiel chap 39:1″And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh , Meshech, and Tubal”; Rosh is easily identified as Russia.
Whether this western confederacy will act independent of the USA, is to be seen and that it will be so is quite possible given the recent stance of Germany and France.
It is this western confederacy that will push the world into a one global economy compromising the sovereignty of nations; so that a military economic junta will govern the world through international bankers. The book of Revelation chapter six describes figuratively (through the allegory of horses), the process of globalisation and demonisation of global politics. The four steps planned are Political coercion, Legal or Bloody coercion through international treaties that remove the sovereignty of nations, Economic coercion and demonic coercion – especially through the entertainment industry and media.