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At the revelation of Jesus Christ on the mountain, a path-

way for escape will be provided for His chosen people. It will

be a protected valley, extending to Azel (which is believed to be

about 12 miles east of Jerusalem). But at God’s presence, the

Gentiles flee out of the city and are scattered, there to join their

comrades who are outside of the city for a distance of 1,600

stadia, or 180 miles (Rev. 14:20). This is done in order to spare

the future throne at Jerusalem from being defiled with the river

of blood that will flow through the land.

FROM MEGIDDO TO BOZRAH

The enemies are gathered as far south as the Edomite

stronghold of Bozrah, about twenty miles southeast of the

Dead Sea. The Bible speaks clearly of the Lord coming from

Bozrah when His day of vengeance arises. Isaiah 61:2 shows us

what will be proclaimed by the Messiah. He will proclaim,

“The year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our

God.”

Christ claimed to have fulfilled the day of the Lord’s fa-

vor when He was here at His first coming.

In Luke 4:18-21, the Messiah stopped reading the Isaiah

passage at the word favor, sat down, and informed those there

that He had fulfilled the part of the passage that He had read.

He fulfills the vengeance part at His second coming, 2,000

years later:

“Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with

his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor,

striding forward in the greatness of his strength? ‘It is I, speak-

ing in righteousness, mighty to save. I have trodden the wine-

press alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled

them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their

blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.

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