At the very end of the tribulation, the long awaited battle of
Armageddon takes place. The word “Armageddon” comes from
the Hebrew Har-megiddo, or “Mountain of Megiddo.” Mount
Megiddo is about sixty miles north of Jerusalem. It overlooks
the plain of Megiddo on the west and the plain of Esdraelon
(or valley of Jezreel) on the northeast. It is to these plains that
multitudes will gather for an assault at Jerusalem. (Multitudes
would not be necessary just to capture the Jews who will still
be left there at that time.)
Apparently, someone or something has to attract them.
This will be accomplished by Satan, the Antichrist, and the
False Prophet (Rev. 16:12, 19:19-20; 20:1-2) displaying their
supernatural powers. Also, from Revelation 14:1, it will be
known that the Lamb will appear soon and with Him 144,000
saints. Surely, some will have counted down 1,260 days from
the abomination of desolation and will knowingly be preparing
for battle against Christ and His army! The Lord also calls the
multitudes there by sending three demons (“frogs” from slime
pits) to gather them (Rev. 16:13).
In these worldly multitudes, there is a great boldness at the
cosmic disturbances of the sixth bowl that did not exist at the
cosmic disturbances of the sixth seal. God’s anger will soon
end, and His wrath will be to their destruction via this gang.
But just before that time, He will have one last destructive deed
for the Antichrist to do. Such great destruction will occur that
the Israelites, who were
“like the sand by the sea”
will be left
with only a remnant (Isa. 10:22). The course of the Antichrist
and his gangs is vividly sketched.