Armageddon

a burning earthMal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Armageddon is not a war between nations. It is a war between Jesus and the False Prophet/Anti-christ, Beast, and the wicked left here on Earth which took the Mark of the Beast. They will gather together at a place to fight the one on the white horse who is coming to Earth, which is Jesus.

Revelation 19:11-21 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

In the book of Revelation there are two riders on white horses. The rider in the Seals is the False Prophet/Anti-christ. The rider in Revelation 19 is Jesus.

Revelation 19:12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

I want to comment about the Rod of Iron. Many churches today teach the rod of iron means Jesus will return to the Earth and rule over them for a thousand years. The truth is completely opposite. The meaning of Rod of Iron is “Death”. Not one sinner will be left alive at the end of Armageddon. The verses below point out clearly the Rod of Iron is used to destroy things. You can read more on this in the “All the Wicked Die” articles we have.

Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,

Revelation 2:27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.

Psalm 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Revelation 14:19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.

Revelation 19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.”

These passages show the supper of the great God is the birds feasting on all men. There is no one alive.

Luke 17:34-37 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.” 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

By now Armageddon is over. The Beast and the False Prophet were thrown into the lake of fire and all the wicked has been killed. The dead will now be in the grave until the 1000 years are over to face the second death. And at that time Satan will be completely destroyed.

Revelation 20:1-3 1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Now after the thousand years are over, the wicked will come to life. Satan will have one more chance to deceive them. They will by their own accord chose to follow Satan and attack the New Jerusalem. Afterward God will destroy them by raining fire down on them and completely devouring them. Evil will no longer exist in all of Creation.

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