Will the world witness ,the most terrible battle in all of history of mankind after the return of Jesus Christ with saint’s and archangel’s?
JESUS CHRIST’S MAGNIFICENT RETURN TO EARTH’S SURFACE RIDING THE VICTOR’S WHITE HORSE.
The Horse’s white color represents purity or victory . Revelation 7:14-15 for this rider is holy and goes forth to be the triumphant conqueror. During ancient times, victorious Roman generals entered their conquered cities in chariots drawn by white horses. The entire setting of this verse implies victory over Christ’s enemies. As such, the word white indicates triumph, a successful war.
The final event of natural history is the appearance of Jesus as that warrior and king with all the saints and angels.He is going to strike the nations and rule them with a rod of iron, which means with severity. He is going to be strong in His government against all who opposes Him. Revelation 19:11-16: 11.Behold, a white horse. He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns…13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood…14 The armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe…a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. A multitude of Jewish people will be trapped up against a mountain and surrounded on all sides, without a way of escape. When Jesus sets His foot on the Mount of Olives, an earthquake will split that mountain in two! His people will escape through the newly created mountain valley. As God parted the Red Sea with Moses, so then, the mountain will be parted to make a way of escape. Jesus will become a shelter for His people, protecting the remnant of Israel from danger (Joel 3:16).
THE WINEPRESS OF GOD’S WRATH
Instead of fighting each other,the beast and the kings of the east will join forces-to make war with the lamb (Rev 17:14) .from the staging ground or mustering area of Armageddon the world’s armies will move to confront Jesus Christ himself.
Where will that climatic battle be fought?
The prophet Joel provide the answer,in Joel 3…”2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat…..9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up…..12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
The Antichrist will gather the armies of the world for a military build up in the northern part of the Israel near the hill of Megiddo. These troops will eventually be stationed throughout Israel occupying the entire nation with troops deployed from the area of Armageddon. The conflict extends from Megiddo (Valley of Jezreel or plains of Esdraelon) in the north, down through Jerusalem, out into the Valley of Jehoshaphat and southward to Edom.
This area is too small to host millions of soldiers long term. It is large enough to act as a place to gather and dispatch armies throughout the Land. In other words, it will be a military staging area. John spoke of an area 200 miles long which is the distance from the Megiddo in the north of Israel to Bozrah in the south.(Rev. 14:20) The winepress was trampled (by Jesus) outside the city (Jerusalem), and blood came out of the winepress…for about 200 miles.
David spoke of the Armageddon campaign and the Battle of Jerusalem. Jesus goes through the land killing Gentile kings who sought to destroy Jerusalem.Psalm 110: 1.The LORD (Father) said to my Lord (Jesus), “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” 2.The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies…4.The LORD has sworn…, “You (Jesus) are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” 5.The Lord is at Your (Jesus) right hand; He (Jesus) shall execute kings in the day of His wrath (Battle of Jerusalem). 6.He (Jesus) shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. This final conflict is so severe that the blood of those killed runs “unto the horse bridles.” It covers about 200 miles. This is the distance between Bozrah in Edom, alluded to in Isaiah 63:1, and the Valley of Megiddo, the locale of Armageddon.
Although this river of blood suggests the result of direct combat on the battlefield, such devastation would be hard to explain aside from nuclear war or other weapons of mass destruction. Whatever the means that are utilized to effect this desolation, the Bible emphasizes that ultimately, it is God’s Divine retribution on a world that has rejected Him.
THE BLOOD WILL SPLASH AS JESUS TREADS THE WINEPRESS
Just as grape juice splashes upon the garments of the people treading the winepress, when Jesus kills people, their blood will splash up on His garments.Jesus is going to be up close in the battle next to them, and their blood will actually get on His garments.He actually walks through the battlefield, and the blood gets on Him. That is in the second coming.For some of you, this is new because the idea of the second coming is that He appears in the sky; we all go up to heaven, and play harps on clouds forever—that is it. That is just not the biblical picture of what is going to happen. He is intimately involved in the battle killing people, and their blood spurts up on Him.That blood on Him is actually a badge of honorThe blood of His enemies will actually fill the land in Revelation 14:20. The blood will flow for 200 miles.
We will look at that verse Isaiah 63:1, “Who is this who comes from Edom”—modern-day Jordan—“with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who is glorious in His apparel”—Jesus— “traveling in the greatness of His strength?—I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Jesus is marching up from the south after the second coming on His way to Jerusalem, and the question is being asked all over the world, “Who is this man coming up from Edom; coming up to Jerusalem? Why are His garments dyed red? He is coming up from Bozrah. That is the capital of Edom—the capital city of modern-day Jordan.”
THE BATTLE OF THE “GREAT DAY” OF GOD ALMIGHTY
John called it the battle of the “great day” of God Almighty. The day will be very great because it is God’s great day of power when He displays His sovereignty for all nations to see (Ezekiel 38:23). It is God’s great day in history. It is interesting that God has a great day in history. It is the final day—the final hour of natural history before the second coming. This is where the Antichrist is going to be defeated. The Antichrist will be defeated related to this battle. The seventh bowl may break out while armies are gathered around Jerusalem (Rev. 16:17-21).
THE NATION OF ISRAEL WILL FINALLY RECOGNIZE THAT JESUS WAS THEIR MESSIAH
Revelation 1:7 states: “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him.
”Zechariah 12:10-11“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be great mourning in Jerusalem…”
At the time when the LORD appears to defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:8), they will begin to recognize Him as their Savior. They will understand that it was they–as this is true for all of mankind–who pierced and killed Him, when He came in the flesh (John 1:1, 11, 14; Luke 19:14; 20:13-15).
They will recognize Him as the Son of God–the FIRSTBORN among many brethren. They will realize that it is the potential of man to become a member of the very Family of God. They will mourn because of their sins, realizing that they were responsible for Christ’s death; they will believe in Christ and the gospel message and become baptized; and it is then that God will pour His Spirit on them (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38).
What a day that will be! Even though the Bible predicted that the Messiah would die, and have His feet and hands pierced, the nation of Israel has, for the last 2000 years, hardened their heart and not believed that Jesus was their Messiah. At the time of the end, they will again look to the one whom they pierced and oh how great the mourning and sadness will be on that day for what they did! Yet Jesus will pour out His grace upon Israel!
THE RESULT OF THE ARMAGEDDON CAMPAIGN
These events of the Armageddon campaign will make a massive social impact upon the earth when He kills untold millions along with their wicked leadership, including the evil kings of the nations. He will personally slay them and their blood will fill the valley. 5 The Lord…shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. 6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. (Ps. 110:5-6)
4 He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares…nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isa. 2:4)
THE GREAT BIRD SUPPER
Ezekiel 39:17 “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood. 18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan. 19 At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk.20 At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign LORD.
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave,great and small.”19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deludedthose who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.