2014 FEB -- ARMAGEDDON BEGAN 1914
Dear Brother: In an attempt to understand Rev. 16:16-21
, what's been found/seen seems good, but I'm wondering if I'm getting off to a good start? Could you help me out on this?
Complete Jew. B. P. Glossary:
Har-Me�gid�do (Armageddon)�the "hill of Megiddo," an ancient town with more than twenty archeological layers covering the period from nearly 6000 years ago until the fourth century b.c.e. It was chosen again and again as the site for a city because of its strategic location guarding a pass on the Via Maris (the "Way of the Sea") joining Egypt and Assyria and overlooking the Valley of Yizre'el (Jezreel, Esdraelon), apparently the site of the final eschatological battle. However, Greek armageddon could be rendering of Har Migdo ("hill of his glory"), in which case it refers to Mount Tziyon in Yerushalayim. Rev_16:16
[Interesting to refer to a hill/valley where "battles" were fought, while really meaning Jerusalem and Mt. Zion; and in our day of 2000's, Jerusalem is the place of controversy, increasingly.]
Occurs only in Rev_16:16
(R.V., “Har-Magedon”), as symbolically designating the place where the “battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Rev_16:14
) shall be fought. The world properly means the “mount of Megiddo.” It is the scene of the final conflict between Christ and Antichrist. The idea of such a scene was suggested by the Old Testament great battle-field, the plain of Esdraelon (q.v.).
[So it's a Plain/Valley of Esdraelon, not Megiddo, lending to Mt Zion?]
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
In harmony with D541:1
and with Rev.16:16
re: Armageddon, which started the 9th of Av in 1914 at the end of 2520 yrs to the day, the next vs relates to this, when the 7th angel says "it is done
" - at long last the vision of 2520 yrs is done, and what follows (16:18-21
) has been taking place for 100 yrs.
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.
The 7th Messenger had been pouring out the vial of Truth for about 40 yrs into the spiritual realm; the Saints to the Temple for 37 yrs, and out of that forming temple came the announcement of authority (throne), "It is done!" And the time for "He whose right it is" had come, time to exercise authority over the nations by he who had been given all power in heaven and earth. He, who supervised the Church since Pentecost, who had returned to prepare the Harvest Church* during 40 years, for the next 100 plus years, was given the authority to smite the image and the image was smitten by the stone cut out, and the image of "Divine Rights" (permission) for 2520 years came to a halt, was destroyed. The parallels that had followed the nominal house of Israel to destruction, had now followed the nominal house of spiritual Israel to destruction.
As a result:
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.
WWI & WWII - never before World Wars, then Wars and rumors of wars
) And the great city was divided into three parts, and the
cities city 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. Begin 1914.
Papacy into 3 parts? EBC: Into three parts -- The utter overthrow of the triple alliance between the Beast (Papacy), the False Prophet (other religious systems teaching error) and the dragon (civil power.) R511:3
What fell of the cities (gov'ts) of the nations, was the "Divine right of Kings" just as the Paster said (B For'd xi & R5950
), because the parallels followed the Nominal Systems to destruction, & thrones were toppled.
- I like this!
) And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
This has been in process since 1914, the Stone struck, and since then has been the splinterizations of the mighty nations of the Ten Toes (Mtns).
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.
God's righteous MORALS among mankind are questioning every thought, act & decision, like great hail stones out of heaven.
From 2014 Florida Conv.
God had pre-determined * allowed the Gentile supremacy as empires for 2520 yrs, and he waited until it was complete, 1914AD, and "he whose right it is" struck the Gr. image on the toes/in the ten kingdoms, and the image fell - the divine right of kings came to an end! R5950
- the parallels follow the Nominal Systems to destruction - that part was destroyed, the image fell, and the ten toes have been being "ground to powder," the splinterization of the nations has been going on, and the climatic winds of Armageddon in due time will blow them (all the corrupted governments) away.
Adams, Tom/Charlotte: *So, for 40 years the Church was prepared, & then in 1914 Satan's house was broken up? At end of 2520 years.
This is great, for now we know when Satan's house was "broken into."
And appears to fit nicely into place, as it should, for we have been seeing the world (Satan's house) in disarray ever since and increasingly so.
And since the Fall of 2008AD, we began to cross the Granite floor in the Ante-Chamber, which should mean a stepping up, an increase of effort to overthrow Satan's Empire, to undo the Financial attribute of the world, and with that will go all the other attributes of the world - Political, Religious, and Social. The world seems to be falling apart all around us and yet the Harvest Church is still proceeding?
Interestingly, altho 2520 yrs is twice that of 1260, in time & dates they don't correspond, having a 115 year difference; including 654AD with nothing special?, is 115 years after 539AD. However, 1799AD being 115 years before 1914AD, may have some related significance??
Well, "And still there's more to follow." Much remains to be seen - when our Father sees fit. I'm glad to be able to still be learning. And points picked up during my lifetime seem to be falling into place.
Thanks for any help you can share. In Christ our Saviour, OBTom
May the Lord richly bless your efforts to serve Him!
Your brother in Christ,