posted on Apr, 7 2003 @ 11:09 PM
The ''day of the Lord is near'' is to be a time of the greatest possible calamity.''Wail'', cried Isaiah,''for the day of the Lord is at
It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore all hands will be limp,every man's heart will melt.....Behold,the day of the Lord comes,cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger,to lay the
land desolate;and He will destroy its sinners from it''(Isaiah 13:6, 7 ,9 )
Zechariah is more specific.There will be a great conflict between Jerusalem and other nations, which will be fought in the valley of Megiddo.
This area near Jerusalem is known fearfully as Armageddon.
''It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem....In that day there shall be a great mourning in
Jerusalem,like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo'' (Zechariah 12: 9, 11 ).
The day of the Lord is to be just that- the moment when Jesus Christ achieves uncontested victory over those who have opposed Him.'''Behold, the
day of the Lord is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst.For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem....Then the Lord
will go forth and fight against those nations'''(Zechariah 14 : 1 -3 )
T battle of Armageddon will represent the final, futile attempt by Satan to deny Christ what belongs to Him.
'''Another horse, fiery red, went out,'' wrote Saint John.
''And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another;and there was given to him a
great sword''(Revelation 6: 4 )
Everything about this battle is extraordinary.
Beyond the human warriors,there will be the working of unseen powers-voices, thunders and lightning.
''And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying,''It is
done''!And there were noices and thunderings and lightnings;and there was a great earthquake,such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occured
since men were on earth''(Revelation 16: 16- 18 )
The earthquake signifies a change in the existing world as the Apostle has said:Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also the heaven-Heb.12:
Two passages from the Book of Revelation indicate that the Euphrates River will be dried up and a great army from the East will advance across it.
''Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the Kings from the east
might be prepared'' (Revelation 16: 12 )
above passages taken from the book'' ULTIMATE THINGS'' BY Dennis E . Engleman ...........................