Chapter 8 – The Battle of Armageddon

 Four Power Blocs:

KING OF THE NORTH (GOG-MAGOG ALLIANCE): Russia, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Iraq (Ez. 38:1-6)

KINGS OF THE SOUTH: Egypt, Africa and Islamic North Africa (Dan. 11:40)

KINGS OF THE EAST: China and Southeast Asia (Rev. 16:12)

REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE/WESTERN ALLIANCE/BEAST ARMY OF ANTICHRIST: (Dan. 2:40, 7:7; Rev. 17:12)

Dan. 11:40 “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.”

This is the closing battle of the second three and one-half years of the Tribulation.

It begins with Russia/Iran’s (Gog-Magog/King of the North) invasion of Israel, after the peace contract with Israel is broken. As the war escalates, new participants include Antichrist (Western Alliance), Kings of the South, and Kings of the East.

Antichrist will move all his military might with the other kings to do battle with Christ at His return to the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:4; Rev. 16:14).

Christ will come. The battle of Armageddon climaxes the campaign as the Lord and His armies appear from Heaven. The enemy armies will be destroyed (Joel 3: 2, 9-14; Ps. 2:2-3).

Christ returns, riding a white horse. His eyes are as a flame of fire and His robe dipped in blood. Written on the robe is ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Lord of Lords’.

He will smite the nations, and the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

It will be the bloodiest battle in history (Ps. 2:2; Zech. 14:3). The destruction resulting will be such that the blood of the armies will reach to the horses’ bridles for two hundred miles and it will require mankind 7 months to bury the dead (Rev. 14:20; Ezek. 39:12).


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