The Campaign of Armageddon PDF.pdf

The Campaign of Armageddon PDF.pdf

1.) The Assembling of the Allies of the Antichrist.2.) The Destruction of Babylon.3.) The Fall of Jerusalem.4.) The Armies of Antichrist at Bozrah.5.) The National Regeneration of Israel.6.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.7.) The Battle From Bozrah to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.8.) The Victory Ascent of Christ Up the Mt. of Olives.1

21.) The Assembling of the Allies of the Antichrist.The Campaign of Armageddon will begin with the sixth Bowl Judgment, recorded in Revelation16:12–16:“And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river, the river Euphrates; and thewater thereof was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the kings that come from thesunrising. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as it were frogs: for they arespirits of demons, working signs; which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gatherthem together unto the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. (Behold, I come as a thief.Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.)And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon.”The Euphrates River will be dried up to make it easier for the Antichrist to assemble his armies.These kings of the east are from Mesopotamia (Babylonia and Assyria). Babylon is the Antichrist’scapital which sits on the banks of the Euphrates River. All three members of the counterfeittrinity are involved: the Dragon, or Satan (the counterfeit father); the Beast, or the Antichrist (thecounterfeit son); and the False Prophet (the counterfeit holy spirit). The summons will bereinforced by demonic activity to make sure that the nations will indeed cooperate in assemblingtheir armies together.

1.) The Assembling of the Allies of the Antichrist.There is no battle at Armageddon. It is only the gathering place of the armies. “Har-Magedon”means “mountain of Megiddo.” Megiddo was a strategic city located at the western end of theValley of Jezreel.3

1.) The Assembling of the Allies of the Antichrist.The gathering of the armies of the nations is viewed by God in Joel 3:9-11:“Proclaim ye this among the nations; prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all themen of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooksinto spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Haste ye, and come, all ye nations roundabout, and gather yourselves together: thither cause your mighty ones to come down, OJehovah.”The nations are mockingly encouraged to go ahead and turn their farming equipment intoweapons of war. God’s viewpoint is also seen in Psalm 2:1-6:“Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of theearth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against hisanointed, saying, Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us, He thatsits in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision. Then will he speak unto themin his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure: Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill ofZion.”By seeking to destroy the Jews, Satan is also seeking to break the cords of God’s control of theworld. How foolish! God will set His own king upon Zion and Satan cannot prevent it.4

52.) The Destruction of Babylon.The city of Babylon is to be rebuilt and become the world capital of the Antichrist. But not only isBabylon to become the world political capital, it is also to become the world economic capital.This fact is portrayed in the vision of Zechariah 5:5–11:“Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now youreyes, and see what is this that goes forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephahthat goes forth. He said moreover, This is their appearance in all the land; (and, behold, therewas lifted up a talent of lead;) and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah. And he said,This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight oflead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came forthtwo women, and the wind was in their wings; now they had wings like the wings of a stork; andthey lifted up the ephah between earth and heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me,Whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land ofShinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.”The ephah was a standard measure of weight and became the symbol of economy. This symbol ofeconomy, in this case is a corrupted one, as seen with the addition of lead, giving a false measure.Furthermore, it was to be placed in the land of Shinar, which is the same as Babylonia. Hence, thefuture center of world economy will be in the rebuilt city of Babylon.

62.) The Destruction of Babylon.Isaiah 13:1-5 tells us that Gentile believers will destroy Babylon with details given in Isaiah 13:6-14:23. This destruction is in the time of the Day of Jehovah, a reference to the Tribulation.The destruction of Babylon will be similar to that of Sodom and Gomorrah as seen in Isaiah 13:19-22:“And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, shall be aswhen God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dweltin from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shallshepherds make their flocks to lie down there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; andtheir houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and ostriches shall dwell there, and wild goatsshall dance there. And wolves shall cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces: andher time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 give details of the destruction of Babylon. It will be complete as seenin Jeremiah 51:29:“And the land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon dostand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.”

72.) The Destruction of Babylon.God will deal with Babylon according to “like-kind retribution” as seen in Jeremiah 51:35-36:“The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zionsay; and, My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. Therefore thus saysJehovah: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea,and make her fountain dry.”The destruction of Babylon will bring about great rejoicing among God’s faithful in Jer. 51:48-49:“Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for thedestroyers shall come unto her from the north, says Jehovah. As Babylon has caused the slain ofIsrael to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.”To seal these prophecies Jeremiah is told to bind these words to a stone and cast it in theEuphrates after reading it to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. (Jer. 51:59-64)When this destruction takes place, the Antichrist, king of Babylon, will not be there. (Jer. 50:43)Prior to Babylon’s destruction, a warning will be given to the Jews living in the city in Jer. 50:6-8and again in Jer. 51:6: “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; be not cutoff in her iniquity: for it is the time of Jehovah’s vengeance; he will render unto her arecompense.”

82.) The Destruction of Babylon.Revelation 18:1-24 also describes the fall of Babylon:“After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having greatauthority; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried with a mighty voice, saying,Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of everyunclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird. For by the wine of the wrath of herfornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her,and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her wantonness.”With its destruction, Babylon becomes a habitation of demons and this will be their place ofconfinement during the Millennial Kingdom.Babylon receives judgment according to the Law of the Firstborn and “like-kind retribution” inRevelation 18:6-8:“Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according toher works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double. How much soever sheglorified herself, and waxed wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning: for she says inher heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall in no wise see mourning. Therefore in oneday shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burnedwith fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her.”

92.) The Destruction of Babylon.After her destruction three classes of people will mourn over her: the kings of the earth who haveco-reigned with the Antichrist, the merchants who have prospered by her trade, and thetransporters who moved her goods. (Revelation 18:9-19)However, there are three groups in heaven that will be rejoicing: saints, apostles, and prophets.(Revelation 18:20)In Revelation 18:21-24 we see a strong angel who takes up a great millstone and casts it into thesea depicting the totality and permanence of Babylon’s destruction.This action is a reminder of the stone that was wrapped with the Jeremiah scroll and thrown intothe Euphrates River (Jer. 51:59-64) to symbolize the sinking of the great city. She will cease to bethe world center and capital because she was guilty of the blood of the prophets (the TwoWitnesses) and the slaughter of the Tribulation saints.

103.) The Fall of Jerusalem.Although the Antichrist will have all of his forces with him when he receives the news that hiscapital city has been destroyed (Jeremiah 51:31-32) he moves south against Jerusalem.Zechariah 12:1-3:“The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. Thus says Jehovah, whostretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of manwithin him: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling unto all the peoples round about, andupon Judah also shall it be in the siege against Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in that day,that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples; all that burden themselveswith it shall be sore wounded; and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together againstit.”Also in Zechariah 14:1-2:“Behold, a day of Jehovah comes, when your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and thehouses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and theresidue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”

113.) The Fall of Jerusalem.Jerusalem will fall into Gentile hands with half of the Jewish population being taken into slaveryand the other half allowed to wait in the city for another fate. This will not be an easy conquestbecause God will energize the Jewish forces (Zechariah 12:4-9; Micah 4:11-5:1)The nations are assembled against Jerusalem for the purpose of destroying it, but in the course ofdoing so, the nations will become like sheaves on the threshing floor and the Jewish forces will beable to thresh them well; but the Jews will eventually lose the battle and Jerusalem will fall.

124.) The Armies of the Antichrist at Bozrah.In Matthew 24:15 we learn that the Jews were warned by Jesus to quickly flee from Jerusalemwhen they see the Abomination of Desolation take place by the Antichrist at the mid-point of theTribulation, because the Antichrist is going to try to kill them:“When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of throughDaniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that reads understand), then let them thatare in Judaea flee unto the mountains.”In Revelation 12:6 we learn that the woman (Israel) will flee into the wilderness where she has aplace prepared of God:“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, thatthere they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.Since the woman fled Jerusalem at the mid-point of the Tribulation, the main part of the Jewsand Jewish leaders have been in Bozrah (Petra) since that time. Since the main purpose of theCampaign of Armageddon is to annihilate the Jews, the armies of the Antichrist will movesouthward from Jerusalem to Bozrah as seen in Jeremiah 49:13-14: “For I have sworn by myself,says Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; andthe cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. I have heard tidings from Jehovah, and anambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Gather yourselves together, and come againsther, and rise up to the battle.”

134.) The Armies of the Antichrist at Bozrah.Micah 2:12 also reminds us where the Jews will be:“I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shallmake great noise by reason of the multitude of men.”With the armies of the Antichrist gathered at Bozrah in order to destroy the Jewish Remnanttaking refuge there, we are now within three days of the Second Coming of Christ.

145.) The National Regeneration of Israel.There are two facets to the basis of the Second Coming of Christ:1.) First, there must be the confession of Israel’s national sin as seen in Leviticus 26:40-42; Jeremiah 3:11-18; and Hosea 5:15.2.) And second, there must be a pleading for Christ to return as seen in Zechariah 12:10and in Matthew 23:37-39.With the armies of the Antichrist at the city of Bozrah, the Campaign of Armageddon will begin itslast three days according to Hosea 6:1-3:“Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he has torn, and he will heal us; he hassmitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise usup, and we shall live before him. And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his goingforth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watersthe earth.”In this passage the Jewish leaders exhort the nation to repent and confess their national sin. Onlythen will God bless them.

5.) The National Regeneration of Israel.This confession of the nation is given in Isaiah 53:1-9:“Who has believed our message? and to whom has the arm of Jehovah been revealed?For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no formnor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He wasdespised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one fromwhom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne ourgriefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisementof our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have goneastray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah has laid on him the iniquity ofus all. He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that isled to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among themconsidered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people towhom the stroke was due? And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in hisdeath; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”15

165.) The National Regeneration of Israel.In this confession they admit that the nation looked upon Jesus as nothing more than anotherman who had died for his own sins. However, now they realize that He was the perfect Lamb ofGod, their Messiah, who died for their sins.Thus, the national regeneration of Israel will come by means of the national confession of Isaiah53:1–9. On the third of the last three days, the nation as a nation will be saved, fulfilling theprophecy of Romans 11:25–27:“For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise in yourown conceits, that a hardening in part has befallen Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles become in; and so all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written, There shall come out of Zion theDeliverer; He shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: And this is my covenant unto them,When I shall take away their sins.”Every living Jew at that time will be saved. (Those that are left from the 2/3 that are killedaccording to Zechariah 13:8.)

5.) The National Regeneration of Israel.The second facet leading to the Second Coming of Christ is the pleading of Israel for Christ toreturn, and save them from the armies intent on their destruction gathered outside of Bozrah.This is seen in Zechariah 12:10-13:1:“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, thespirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced; andthey shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, asone that is in bitterness for his first-born. In that day shall there be a great mourning inJerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shallmourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; thefamily of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Leviapart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart; all thefamilies that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart. In that day there shall be afountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and foruncleanness.”Both the Jews in Bozrah and those in Jerusalem will mourn for the Messiah they have pierced toreturn. This is as the result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.17

185.) The National Regeneration of Israel.The result of this as given in Joel 2:28-32 is that the Jews will be delivered and escape. They cometo the saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah by way of the fires of the Tribulation as seen inZechariah 13:7-9:“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saysJehovah of hosts; smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my handupon the little ones. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says Jehovah, two partstherein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third partinto the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: theyshall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say,Jehovah is my God.”The salvation of the Jews is the basic reason why the Tribulation will fall on them.Another passage that describes the pleading of Israel is Psalm 80:1-19.So in this stage, Israel will be regenerated and saved after two days of national confession of sin.On the third day they will plead for Christ to return.

196.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.Jesus will return at the Jewish request for Him to do so. His initial place of return is the placeknown as Bozrah. After showing that we’ll discuss the manner of His return.There are four key passages that pinpoint the place of the Second Coming at Bozrah.1.) Isaiah 34:1-7 “Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye peoples: let the earth hear,and the fulness thereof; the world, and all things that come forth from it. For Jehovah hasindignation against all the nations, and wrath against all their host: he has utterly destroyedthem, he has delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and the stench oftheir dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all thehost of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and alltheir host shall fade away, as the leaf fades from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the figtree.For my sword has drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, andupon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is madefat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; forJehovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. And the wild-oxenshall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be drunkenwith blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."

206.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.There are four key passages that pinpoint the place of the Second Coming at Bozrah.2.) Isaiah 63:1-6 “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? thisthat is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak inrighteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garmentslike him that treadeth in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoplethere was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; andtheir blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For theday of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5 And I looked, andthere was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own armbrought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6 And I will tread down the people inmine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to theearth.”In this passage Isaiah is looking eastward from Israel and suddenly see a magnificent figure inglory and splendor approaching him with blood-stained clothing. This person is Christ Himselfcoming from the land of Edom and the city of Bozrah after trodding down the armies of theAntichrist. So His battle was initiated in Edom at Bozrah.

216.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.There are four key passages that pinpoint the place of the Second Coming at Bozrah.3.) Habakkuk 3:3 “God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount Paran. His glorycovered the heavens, And the earth was full of his praise.”Teman and Mt. Paran are both in the vicinity of Bozrah and are located in the same mountainrange of Mount Seir. The context is speaking of the Second Coming of Christ.4.) Micah 2:12-13 “I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant ofIsrael; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture;they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. The breaker is gone up beforethem: they have broken forth and passed on to the gate, and are gone out thereat: and theirking is passed on before them, and Jehovah at the head of them.”The Jewish remnant will be gathered in Bozrah where they will be besieged by the forces of theAntichrist. The “breaker,” “their king,” and “Jehovah” are all the same person in this verse.

226.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.There are several key passages that pinpoint the manner of the Second Coming of Christ.1.) Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shallall the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds ofheaven with power and great glory.”2.) Acts 1:9-11 “And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and acloud received him out of their sight. And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as hewent, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; who also said, Ye men of Galilee, whystand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven, shall socome in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.”The angels did not prophesy that Jesus would return to the same place, but rather in the samemanner. He left in the clouds of heaven and He will return in the clouds of Heaven.

236.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.There are several key passages that pinpoint the manner of the Second Coming of Christ.The Second Coming of Christ is extensively covered in Revelation 18. In this chapter there arefour “hallelujahs” found:1.) The first “hallelujah” is for the fall of Ecclesiastical Babylon by a great multitude.2.) The second “hallelujah” is for the destruction of the city of Babylon by the multitude.3.) The third “hallelujah” is a worshipful praise to God by those around the Throne, namelythe 24 Elders and the four Seraphs.4.) The fourth “hallelujah” is for the Marriage of the Lamb.Following these “hallelujahs” in Revelation 19:9 is an invitation to the Marriage Feast of theLamb: “And he says unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supperof the Lamb. And he says unto me, These are true words of God.”The Millennial Kingdom will begin with the Marriage Supper, but the invitations are sent outjust prior to the Second Coming to all the redeemed who are not members of the Church. Thoseinvited will be the Old Testament saints and the Tribulation saints soon to be resurrected.

246.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.John then describes the Second Coming in Revelation 19:11-16:“And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereoncalled Faithful and True; and in righteousness he does judge and make war. And his eyes are aflame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he has a name written which no oneknows but he himself. And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name iscalled The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses,clothed in fine linen, white and pure. And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp sword, that with ithe should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads thewinepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. And he has on his garment andon his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”John describes Christ as the Judge Who is Faithful and True, wearing the diadem crowns, andwith blood-stained garments as seen in Isaiah 63:1-6. He is followed by two armies: the hosts ofthe Lord (angels) and the army of the Church saints that were previously raptured. After judgingthe nations Christ will rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

256.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.After the massive slaughter of the armies, another invitation is issued to the birds of heaven tothe great supper of God, to feed on the dead flesh of kings, captains, mighty men, and of horses.These words are also described in Ezekiel 39:17-20 where the invitation is extended to includethe animals of the field.Habakkuk 3:1-19 describes Christ’s coming from Edom with all His shining glory; His brightnessas the light and He had rays coming forth from His hands and pestilence going before Him, andfiery bolts going forth from His feet.Psalm 18:8-16 contains references to the Second Coming in which Christ is described as riding acherub with hailstones and coals of fire going before Him. He comes with the wrath of God andthe entire earth is illuminated by the brightness of His glorious return.Zechariah 12:7 says He will save the “tents of Judah first.” This is a reference to Judah as shedwells in temporary abodes in Bozrah. Since He saves them “first,” this also shows that theinitial place of Christ’s return will be Bozrah and not the Mt. of Olives.

267.) The Battle From Bozrah to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.While the battle between Messiah and the Antichrist will begin at Bozrah, it will apparentlycontinue all the way back to the eastern walls of Jerusalem, which overlook a section of theKidron Valley, also known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat. The key passage is Joel 3:12–13:“Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; forthere will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put ye in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe:come, tread ye; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.”Among the very first casualties will be the Antichrist himself. Having ruled the world with greatpower and having spoken against the true Son of God, the counterfeit son will be powerlessbefore the True Son. Habakkuk 3:13b described it as follows:“You wounded the head out of the house of the wicked man, Laying bare thefoundation even unto the neck.”Paul describes the slaying of the Antichrist with great simplicity in II Thessalonians 2:8:“And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with thebreath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming.”The one that claimed to be god and performed miracles, signs and wonders, will be slain for thesecond time simply by the spoken Word of Christ.

297.) The Battle From Bozrah to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.Zechariah 14:12–15 describes the manner in which the massive hordes of Antichrist’s armies willbe destroyed:“And this shall be the plague wherewith Jehovah will smite all the peoples that havewarred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away intheir mouth. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from Jehovah shall beamong them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shallrise up against the hand of his neighbor. And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and thewealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel,in great abundance. And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of theass, and of all the beasts that shall be in those camps, as that plague.”The fight will continue all the way back to Jerusalem and will end at the Valley of Jehoshaphatwith the blood flowing up to the bridles of the horses for a distance of 172 miles (Revelation14:19-20). The battle here comes to an end.

317.) The Battle From Bozrah to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.This seventh bowl judgment brings the Tribulation to an end with these convulsions of nature.Jerusalem is split into three parts and hailstones weighing over 100 pounds will fall.Zechariah 14:4 tells us the Mount of Olives will cleave in two from East to West creating a valley.This is followed by the fifth worldwide blackout described in Matthew 24:29:“But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, andthe moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of theheavens shall be shaken.”The Great Tribulation and the Campaign of Armageddon will come to an end with these events.END

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