Does the image above invoke in your mind what Armageddon is? If so, how did that image enter into your mind? Is it an accurate description of what Armageddon is? Let’s see.
The mistake so many have made concerning Armageddon as to what it is and when it is that they have not listened to the one The Most High God has told us to listen to. (Luke 9:35)
Dead Prophets such as Daniel and others – who The Most High did not send to us – have nothing to do with defining what Armageddon is and when it will occur. Did God tell us to listen to these Prophets of old? Did He send them to us? The answer is, no!
The Father in heaven sent us His Son and he is called The Word of God. A title not given to ANY Prophet of old. And, to this one, God says: “Listen to him.” (Luke 9:35)
So to come to an accurate understanding as to what Armageddon is, we MUST listen to Christ.
In The Book of Revelation at verse 1:1 we are told,
The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.
It seems to me that since this is a revelation that God gave Jesus and since Armageddon is mentioned in The Book of Revelation, it is Jesus [the]Christ we should be listening to and not the old Prophets and devising systems using the 70 weeks to figure out when Messiah would come. Doing so, are acts of disobedience faithlessness to God and Christ; as Jesus said that no one but God knows when he will come. (Matthew 24:36, Matthew 24:42, and Acts 1:7)
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
I have never seen so much blatant disregard for what Jesus as said with regard his return. I see this same level if disregard concerning listening to “him” with regard to Armageddon and many other things. As I see it, the religious systems and organizations the masses of people belong to have them afraid to speak or question these things. They become complacent in what they have been led to believe is the truth and lackadaisical in questioning what they have been told. They blindly accept it all because the majority or the others about them believe it to be true.
What Is Armageddon?
According to Rev 16:16 Armageddon is a PLACE not a war and it is NOT the end of the world. It is the “PLACE” where Christ’s faithful ones are gathered together for protection from their enemies who will encamp them. Outside of that place – Armageddon – will be their enemies who will have been pursuing them. Unknown to those enemies, God will lead them outside the camp of Armageddon for their destruction. Think of how Pharaoh pursued the Israelites who had their backs against the Red Sea. God protected them and destroyed Pharaoh’s armies.
And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Har–Ma·ged’on. – Revelation 16:16
When Is Armageddon?
Armageddon – the gathering of Christ’s faithful ones for protection – occurs just before Satan’s destruction.
Satan’s Beast (future world government) will pursue those who withdraw their support (worship) of his Beast and image. The pressure to support (worship) The Beast and its image will be so great, Christ’s faithful ones will find themselves encamped by an entire world of supporters and worshipers of the Beast and its image. These are their Former brethren.
The Beast, no doubt, will have informants who will betray their former Brethren.
A situation will present itself where Christ’s followers will find themselves hemmed in and encamped; surrounded by a world that hates them.
God gathers the faithful ones into a place of protection called Armageddon. It is not a literal place but a spiritual place. It is a spiritual camp that has God’s protection.
Outside that camp are the supporters and worshipers of Satan’s Beast and image as well as Satan and his angels (spirits).
They will think they will have corned God’s faithful ones and it will be easy to do away with them.
Note: I do not believe that this “doing away with them” is a literal killing of them, but perhaps a regulatory manipulation and tampering of their minds that will force them to worship Satan through his Beast and image. Mind-control!
While all worshipers of Satan’s Beast are lured to where God’s people are, they along with Satan, his angels, the False Prophet are destroyed.