Armageddon – City of Megiddo

In our last look of answers given to questions concerning the prophecies and the age to come or the Last Days, we’ll have a look at Armageddon, the Great Tribulation of the Day of God.

For centuries people have laughed with those who believed in the Bible. Many say that the bible would be filled with stories which have been written after the things happened and as such would be full of false prophecies. The satan, or adversary of God, shall be quick to tell all the books of the Bible are fancy stories and that all those so-called prophecies are not true. We can only say that those sceptics and non-believers have never done the effort to really examine all the facts. Of those that went examining all of the facts written down in Scriptures, we are glad to see they became believers and continued their life walking as a Christian.

When looking at what is written in the Bible and comparing it with secular history we can see that it all matches with what the Bible predicts, but we also can see that a few prophecies did not yet come to happen. And when considering the previous prophecies became fulfilled, why would those few which are not yet fulfilled, not become a reality?

Sceptics point out Ezekiel 28:24-26 as a failed Bible prophecy since it predicts Israel will live in peace, without worrying about enemy nations surrounding it. They should understand that all the prophecies had to be fulfilled at a certain time, but that the prophecy of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream has not yet come to fulfilment. We also find a beast in revelation with the notable symbol of 10 horns and Babylon the Mother of Harlots, all things still to come. Perhaps it will be not for so long to wait when this prophecy which is for the future Millenial period shall come over mankind, when Christ will reign with his saints from Jerusalem after he destroys the armies of the nations who unite against Israel on the day of Armageddon (Megiddo) at the end of the coming future tribulation period. 

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #44

Armageddon

The word Armageddon really means “City of Megiddo”, which all evidence, especially Scripture, locates in the district Esdraelon (Joshua xvii. 11; 2Chron. xxxv. 22; 1 Kings iv. 12; Zech. xii. 11; Judgesv. 19).

Megiddo, in Esdraelon, answers to all those texts. Dr. Thomas agrees; he says:

“The Armageddon of the Apocalypse is the plain of Esdraelon, or Jezreel, also called the Great Plain. It extends from Mount Carmel and the Mediterranean to the place where the Jordan issues from the Sea of Tiberius, through the centre of Palestine. . . . This plain is enclosed on all sides by mountains”.

Palestinian Exploration Fund's Quarterly Statement, July 1900In that view, Dr. Thomas is supported by Sir C.Wilson, D. A. Barnes, Dr. Howson, Dean Stanley, Dr. Ellicott, Dr. Hastings, Dr. Kitto, D. C. Geikie, Dr. Cheyne, Major Conder, and Gen. Kitchener. The latter expresses the opinion that at Armageddon (Megiddo) will be fought the world’s great last battle (Rev. xvi. 16).

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Read “Armageddon”, by C. C. Walker.

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“ And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher, Beth-shean, and her towns, and Ibleam, and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor with ye towns thereof, and the inhabitants of En-dor with the towns thereof, and the inhabitants of Taanach with her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo with the towns of the same, even three countries.” (Jos 17:11 GenevaBible)

“ But Josiah would not turn his face from him, but changed his apparel to fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho, which were of the mouth of God, but came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.” (2Ch 35:22 GenevaBible)

“ Baana the son of Ahilud in Taanach, and Megiddo, and in all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abelmeholah, even till beyond over against Jokmeam:” (1Ki 4:12 GenevaBible)

“ In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.” (Zec 12:11 GenevaBible)

“Then sang Deborah, and Barak the son of Abinoam the same day, saying,” (Jud 5:1 GenevaBible)

“ And they gathered them together into a place called in Hebrew Armageddon.” (Re 16:16 GenevaBible)

 

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Preceding

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #1 Introduction: What is Prophecy? – Prophets, fortune-tellers and Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #2 Shiloh

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #3 Job’s Redeemer

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #4 Judah — Gods Battle Axe

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #5 Evening Morning Period

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #6 Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #7 Toes of the Image

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #8 The Fourth Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #9 Michael the Great Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #10 Gog

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #11 King of the North

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #12 The Little Horn of the Goat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #13 Antiochus Epiphanes

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #16 Weapons of War as Fuel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17 Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #19 Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #20 King of the South

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #21 Messiah the Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Micah’s Forty Years

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Wounded in the House of My Friends

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Riches of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #24 One of a City, Two of a Family

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #25 Called My Son Out of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #26 That it might be Fulfilled

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #27 Mount Olivet Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #28 The Number of the Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #29 The Sign of the Son of Man

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #30 Sacrifices in the Millennium

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #31 Transport to the Judgment Seat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #32 Identity in the Resurrection

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #33 Sheep and Goats at the Judgment

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #34 Christ’s Appearing: Public or Private?

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #35 Clothing at the Resurrection

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #36 Children at Christ’s Coming

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #37 Sex in the Kingdom of God

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #38 Long Life during the Millennium

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #39 America in the Prophets

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #40 The Stone of Israel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #41 Wheresoever the Carcase is

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #42 Antichrist

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #43 The Coining of the Lord Draweth Nigh

Decrease in church attendance not only a recent feature #3 The German Scare

How can we prepare for the Kingdom of God

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Additional reading

  1. Matthew 24:9-14 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Answer: Part Two – The Acts of the Apostles Foretold
  2. Matthew 24:15-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Answer: Sign 1: Encamped Armies. The Sign Great Oppression Is Near
  3. Armageddon
  4. Great tribulation and Armageddon
  5. Armageddon, har and megiddo, an action or a place
  6. Sukkoth, Gog, Magog, Armageddon, a covenant and Jerusalem
  7. Building Babylon the Great
  8. Time to sit still or to pass on
  9. Making sure to be ready and to belong to the escaped ones
  10. Reflections on the Great War #1 100 years on
  11. You Matter
  12. Was Russell and Rutherford “Illuminati”?
  13. How to Find the Meaning of Life and Reach a State of Peace
  14. Date Setting
  15. How do we know the coming of Jesus is very near?
  16. God’s wrath and sanctification
  17. Wrong choices made to get rid of Assad
  18. Reason to preach #4 Informed followers of Christ
  19. Presentation: Crisis in the Middle East – Bible Expectations
  20. End Times
  21. The Conclusion of the System of Things
  22. Newsweek asks: How ignorant are you?
  23. Syria peace talks in doubt over ‘credible partners’

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Arerial view of Tell Megiddo

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