At one time it was Austerlitz, at another Moscow, at another Leipsic, and now Waterloo!
And thus they have gone on, and will go on, confounding and being confounded. Predictions continue to this day, the only difference is the greater degree of exaggeration. Some leading authors, preachers, and TV personalities, who insist on a literal interpretation of the Scriptures, now claim John and the prophets described 21st century helicopters and nuclear bombs! Armageddon will be the gathering place for the final great battle, which bears its name. It is important to understand the context of Revelation because it is the only occasion Armageddon is mentioned in the New Testament.
It is astounding the innumerable sermons, books, and movies inspired by one verse of Scripture. Nevertheless, it has not deterred imaginations from running wild. Rev KJV And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. In my opinion, the Armageddon timeline was during the 1st century AD when the wrath of God was unleashed upon unrepentant Old Covenant Israel.
The first vial of judgement was poured out on those having accepted the mark of the beast.
The final outcome was the destruction of the temple, Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the nation. Rev KJV And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. However, I disagree with him that ,, horsemen from the East will literally gather in the near future. His statement accounts for 8,,, apparently the outstanding ,, have gone AWOL. Is there any need for an army of ,, horsemen from China and eastern nations in this technological age? On a positive note, it would be a good year for the roses. There are numerous examples in the Old Testament where God used neighbouring nations to fulfil His promised judgement on a wicked nation.
For example, Isaiah Rev KJV For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. It was not unusual for the Romans to conscript the armies of subjugated nations to fight their wars. On this occasion, the Roman army mainly consisted of the nations surrounding Old Covenant Israel; all had a vested interest in its destruction, hence the extent of the devastation. To these he added the 12th from Syria, and some men belonging to the 18th and 3rd, whom he had withdrawn from Alexandria.
This force was accompanied by twenty cohorts of allied troops and eight squadrons of cavalry, by the two kings Agrippa and Sohemus, by the auxiliary forces of king Antiochus, by a strong contingent of Arabs, who hated the Jews with the usual hatred of neighbours, and, lastly, by many persons brought from the capital and from Italy by private hopes of securing the yet unengaged affections of the Prince. At last he encamped near Jerusalem. Mat KJV Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
However, if the stars were to literally fall from heaven, the earth would not survive the impact. Jesus used prophetic, figurative language commonly spoken by the Old Testament prophets.
Isa KJV For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah used prophetic language to describe the downfall of the Babylonian Empire. This was similar to the language used by Jesus during the Olivet Discourse.
Isa KJV Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Rev KJV I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. John and his generation lived during the great tribulation initiated by Caesar Nero.
Mat KJV But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. It is obvious, the sabbath restrictions applied to Old Covenant Israel, not to the world years in the future. Jesus warned His generation of impending doom. If so, why did Jesus declare there would never be another like it? If the great tribulation is in the 21st century, will believers be delivered up to the synagogues?
In Matthew 24, Jesus said all these things would be fulfilled during the lifetime of His generation. Rev KJV For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. Not only had Old Covenant Israel forsaken the Lord and the Law, the nation was guilty of shedding the blood of the martyrs. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Who shed the blood of the saints and prophets? Mystery Babylon was not Rome; it was Jerusalem. Mat KJV That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. The Mt.
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Carmel range the closest mountain to Megiddo was near to where Titus gathered the Roman armies for the final assault on Jerusalem on the ultimate day of the Lord. Carmel, the mountain of Megiddo, and that those armed forces coming from the northern regions must pass through Megiddo before reaching the appointed place of gathering. Titus stayed in the regions around Caesarea until most of the forces from the north arrived, and then moved on to Jerusalem for the battle of the great day of God Almighty.
The utter destruction of the temple and Jerusalem was accompanied by the death of an estimated 1,, Jews and the enslavement of 97, The great mourning was reminiscent of the mourning for King Josiah, who was killed in battle against King Necho of Egypt, in the valley of Megiddon. Josiah was the last hope of its declining kingdom.
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Josephus described the visible collateral damage, but not the spiritual warfare. However, John also witnessed the war in the unseen world between Christ the King and Satan with the forces of darkness.
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Endless speculation as to his identity, character, and power, has not only given credence to this doctrine, it has been a huge money-spinner for TV preachers, writers, and film producers. By examining the Title, the Timeline, and the Tyrant, we will understand what the Scriptures clearly teach on this subject. It is certainly not from God. He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
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This is a deceiver and an antichrist. How did Dispensationalism compile a doctrine of such magnitude and influence without Scriptural support? In his second epistle to the Thessalonians, AD 52 Halley , Paul reminded them that there would be a falling away before the Day of the Lord. A man who was the ultimate personification of evil was about to be revealed. Dan KJV And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
Rev KJV And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Dan KJV I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
He was the little horn among them and the sixth of the ten emperors.
Rev KJV And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. John provided more information when he described seven of the kings. Four Emperors ruled in remarkably quick succession, evidence of the turmoil in the Roman Empire leading to AD Therefore, Julius cannot be included as one of the ten emperors.
Thereby, he eliminated the numerous candidates onerously proposed by teachers of Dispensationalism. Mat KJV For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Persecution of believers was about to intensify before the great and terrible Day of the Lord in AD 70, when Christ would return in judgement on Old Covenant Israel.
If John was mistaken about the prophetic timeline of the impending return of Christ, then doubt is cast on the authenticity of the Scriptures. I believe the Holy Spirit inspired John when he wrote his Epistles. Paul encouraged believers by assuring them he had taught and prepared them for the Day of the Lord. This presents Dispensationalism with a dilemma. In my opinion, Paul alluded to the assassination of Emperor Claudius, the restraining influence until his murder in AD 54; arranged by Agrippina his wife and mother of Nero.
The Jews had been his worst enemies, ever since he had embraced the cause of the Nazarene Messiah Jesus; and all that time the Romans had been his best friends. If injustice had been done him in their name, as at Philippi, atonement had been made; and, on the whole, he had owed to them his protection against Jewish persecution. That power was a sufficient check upon anarchic violence.