By Dr. Max D. Younce | Heritage Bible Baptist Church

Matthew 24:22, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

Armageddon (MP3)


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  1. Revelation 16:12 - The Drying-Up of the River Euphrates. Clear back in Newsweek, February 11, 1974, they ran an article stating "rapid progress is being made on the High Euphrates Dam, which is being built with Soviet aid." Its stated purpose was for irrigating the land between the Tigris and Euphrates River with the anticipation of being able to feed some one billion people. This very well could be the means of drying up the river, making it possible for the "kings of the east" and their armies to cross over.

  2. The "Kings of the East." would include China, Japan, India, and etc. In Revelation 9:16,18 we find part of a wave of truth that extends clear to the end of the Tribulation Period, in reference to this great war of Armageddon. (Revelation 9:16,18)

  3. This is a two-hundred million man army, headed up by the Unholy Trinity: the Dragon (Satan), the Beast (Antichrist), and the False Prophet (Anti-Spirit). (Revelation 16:13)

    The Unholy Trinity was referenced to frogs; because some people at that time, who considered others to be "quacks," labeled them as "frogs," and metaphorically associated with serpents (i.e., evil); just as some label people today.

  4. Joel 3:2 gives the Location of the Battle of Armageddon. "Jehoshaphat" means "Jehovah Judgeth." In Revelation 16:16, the location is named "Armageddon." (Revelation 16:16)

    The Greek is "ar-ma-ged-on" with English spelling "Armageddon. This Greek word is from the Hebrew for "Mount Megiddo (Har-Megiddon)." The Valley of Jezreel and the Plain of Esdraelon lie at the foot of Mt. Megiddo, where many battles have been fought in the past. The city of Megiddo was important as it guarded one of the main entrances to the valley.

  5. Joel 3:2, 9-14: God Invites the Ungodly To Their Battle of Death. In Joel 3:2, the word "plead" is very misleading. We think in our English as begging, or pleading with someone to do something we want them to do; or to stop them from doing something they intended to do, etc. The Hebrew for "plead" is "shaphat," a prime root, and means: "to pronounce sentence against; avenge; condemn; and execute judgment." There is no pleading here, as judgment has already been pronounced and execution and victory will be immediate.

  6. Revelation 14:14-20 Reveals that At Armageddon, Death Is Instantaneous for Christ's Enemies. The blood will rise from the ground to the horses' bridles for a length of approximately 160 miles, or more. The distance is given at 1,600 furlongs. Five furlongs was considered a Sabbath-day's journey; about one-half a mile, or a little longer. Therefore, ten furlongs would equal one mile. 1,600 furlongs would equal approximately 160 miles, or a little more. How will this be? Zechariah 14:12 gives the answer.

    "And this shall be the PLAGUE wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."


Armageddon — The Conclusion (MP3)

"And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon." (Revelation 16:16)

"I will also gather ALL NATIONS, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." (Joel 3:2)

The Heavenly Commander, the Lord Jesus Christ, has arrived. He speaks and the Battle is won with no defensive action of any kind. Then Satan is cast out of the human Antichrist which he indwelt, just like any other Demon, and chained in the Bottomless Pit until the 1,000 years should be fulfilled." (Revelation 20:3) The Antichrist (beast) and the False Prophet are cast alive into the Lake of Fire.

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (Revelation 19:11)

"And I saw the beast (the human Antichrist indwelt by Satan), and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. (19) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (20) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:19-21)

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