,, And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, [and] so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”
Rev. 16: 12-21
“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; And I saw out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, where three unclean spirits came forth, like frogs. Because these are the spirits of the devil who work miracles and go out to the kings of the whole universe to gather them for battle for that great day of God Almighty. Here I go like a rogue; Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk there, and his shame be seen. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
If we apply that comparison as before with the trumpet of the sixth angel, we will see what it says:
,, And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.”
Rev. 9: 13-16
In both cases, it is about the river Euphrates, the only difference is that now the river Euphrates is "hit" and we read that it will dry up so that large armies can cross it, and we see that this is not accidental, but that God controls the events. her water to prepare a way for kings from the east of the sun. "
"And I saw from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet, where three unclean spirits came out, like frogs. For these are the spirits of the devil, that work wonders, and go forth unto the kings of all the world, to gather them to battle for that great day of God Almighty.
we have spoken of a false trinity, and here it is written that "out of them" will come three "unclean spirits" to gather all the "kings of the world" "for the Great Day of God Almighty."
These three unclean spirits will go to the northern, southern and eastern kings to gather them for battle. 38 chapters are written about the northern kings in the prophet Ezekiel, we will quote only one verse:
,, And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:”
He writes about the southern kings in the book of the prophet Daniel.
,, 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 about the eastern emperors it is written in our text:
"to prepare a way for kings from the east of the sun."
And all these spirits have the goal of persuading the emperors to go to war, and as we can see from these texts, they will succeed in that.
A similar example of the work of these spirits can be found in 2 Kings 22 chapters 19 to 38 where it speaks of King Ahab who became arrogant and filled the cup of God's wrath, so it was decided in heaven to put an end to it. and he spoke lies through the mouths of false prophets, and Ahab was deceived.
We can say that it will be the same principle, but it will be much more "serious" because we have three lying unclean spirits and below them there will be an "army" that will help them and that will manage to perform with its "rhetoric" and probably some miracles. The mission to which they will be sent. "Three unclean spirits, like frogs. Because these are devilish spirits that work miracles." And their mission will be to gather the kings into battle so that they will go to the kings of the whole universe to gather them to the battle for that great day of God Almighty "and it says where that battle will be:
"And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
,, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”
Joel 3: 2
Armageddon in translation means "hill of carnage" and Armageddon comes from the word Megiddo
,, The kings came [and] fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.”
Megiddo is located on the south side of the plain of Israel (Jehoshaphat Valley) which is about 25 km wide. and is about 36 km long and has the appearance of a large arena surrounded by hills. Wars have already been fought in this area (Judges 4: 12-24,5: 19 and 2 Kings 23:29) and this final a battle called "the great day of God Almighty."
The Lord will allow all nations to gather at Jerusalem to fall, so He writes:
,, Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
Zechariah 12: 2-3
And when this battle is over, the time of the pagans will end
,, And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
and here's how it will all end:
,, And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
Rev. 19: 11-21
And after the description of these terrible scenes, he writes:
'Here I go like a thief; Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk, and his shame be seen.
Here again we have a pause in which there is again another warning, "Here I go as a thief"
This warning was given so that people would wait for the arrival and then not come suddenly but for many it will still be as sudden as when a thief comes. It is usually a time when no one expects a thief to come so maybe a little "relax" and he just then he came and so the coming of the day of the Lord is described.
,, For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
1 Thess.5: 2
The day of the Lord is great trouble and for us it is no surprise
,, But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”
1 Thessalonians 5: 4-5
,, For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5: 9
,, For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”
1 Thess.1: 9-10
but it will be a great surprise for many, "Behold, I am going as a thief" and for those "many" the continuation of the verse does not apply, "Blessed is he who is awake and keeps his clothes, that he does not walk and that his shame is not seen . "because they are not those who are born again or who believe in God and that is why they do not have" dresses "and" dresses "speak of spiritual character. Anyone who does not have this" dress "does not take care of his life but lives according to" worldly " rules "and you have no" hope "in the Lord Jesus Christ.
,, And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”
1 Job, 3: 3
And everyone who has "dresses" wants them not to soil those dresses, but to always have them.
When people sleep they do not wear clothes and the situation will be such that many ..sleep or sleep "and will not be dressed in" dresses "and the coming of the Lord's day will be sudden for them.And that this would not happen the Lord Jesus said and warned in the story of the evil mucus:
,, But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
After this warning we read further:
"And the seventh angel poured out his vial upon heaven, and a great voice came out of the church of heaven, saying, It is finished.
Carnic translates this as "And the seventh poured his bowl into the air" or into the atmospheric sky.
So far, we have seen that "everything has been hit" and now, in the end, we have a situation where it does not "hit" the sky, the air, because the part where Satan rules still remains.
,, Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,…”
And when this was done, it was written, "And a great voice came out of the church of heaven from the throne, saying, 'It is finished.'" We have already studied that part and we have said that "the Lord Jesus Christ is the owner of the earth" and that He has possession list "on earth and He has the right to cleanse the earth of all paganism. And now that everything is cleansed and finished we have again the words that Jesus said on the cross," It is finished. "
Since the last glass was poured into the air, "we have the answer"
"And there would be lightning and thunder, and voices, and there would be a great trembling of the earth, such as there would never be since the people on earth, so much trembling, so great."
It begins in the sky with lightning, thunder and voices and ends with a catastrophic earthquake on earth that will finally destroy the "pagan kingdom" and it will be so strong to write about Jerusalem:
"And the great city was divided into three parts," and for other cities of the world it is written, "and the cities of the Gentiles fell;" and the drinking of the cup of the wrath of Babylon is mentioned, but more is said in the next chapter. to give him a cup of the wine of his fierce anger. "
Then the following description is given: "And all the islands fled, and were not found above." After that terrible earthquake and what we read here, we can say that the configuration of the country will change because the islands will not be seen and the mountains will also descend.
The book of Haggai says:
,, For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.
Haggai 2: 6-7
And immediately afterwards he writes:
"And a city as big as a head fell from heaven on people; and men blaspheme God because of the evil of the city, for his great torment is great.
After all, now a city "the size of a human head" is starting to fall and Carnic translates "the weight of talent", which means that the weight of that city will be like a talent that weighs about 41 kilograms, so then we can only imagine what will remain on earth from the kingdom of the Antichrist and human buildings. and we read that people will blaspheme because they will suffer terrible consequences and many will be killed on the spot from that city and there will also be those with terrible fractures and riots because animals have a horribly devastating effect and the inhabitants of the earth will have a new problem when the ice begins to melt. Then there will be torrents of water and mud that will carry everything in front of them because they will have obstacles in the way dams and then follows the unimaginable demolition and devastation of torrential waters and mud. It will be, in the true sense of the word, "cleansing the earth."
And so that we do not find ourselves on the "path of this cleansing", let us believe in the Lord Jesus Christ now, while there is still a time of grace, because we will receive grace.
,, Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”