In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


Armageddon comes from the Hebrew word Har-Megiddo. In the Greek transliteration, the letter h is rendered silent thus leading to the pronunciation of Ar-Megiddo from which the word Armageddon is derived. In Hebrew, Har-Megiddo means the mountain of Megiddo. Described as the Valley of Jehoshaphat in Joel 3:2, Har-Megiddo overlooks what is known today as the Valley of Jezreel. The nearby ancient walled city of Megiddo is known today as Tel Megiddo. The word Jehoshaphat means "God judges".

It is reported that Napoleon once stood at Megiddo and stated, "All the armies of the world could maneuver their forces on this vast plain." The Valley of Jezreel, known as the plain or valley of Megiddo in Zechariah 12:11, is approximately twenty miles long by fourteen miles wide. The battle of Armageddon will not be just one battle confined to 280 square miles. It will include a series of battles that encompasses all of Palestine (see The Four Kings). These battles will begin in the second half of the seven-year tribulation when the king of the south (Egypt with its southern Islamic allies) comes against the Antichrist (see Daniel 11). The king of the north (Russia with its neighbors and Islamic allies) will also come against the Antichrist like a whirlwind and invade Jerusalem. The king of the north will then withdraw to the plains of Megiddo at Armageddon where God will intervene and supernaturally destroy the armies of Russia (Gog). The king of the west, the Antichrist, will lead the revised Roman Empire (the seventh kingdom) and its western allies against Israel to permanently establish his rule in Jerusalem. The Antichrist will be troubled when he hears reports of the king of the east (China with its Asiatic allies) moving against him from the east and north.

The blood spilled from these battles will cover a distance of 180 miles up to the horses’ bridles with the exception of Jerusalem (Revelation 14:20). The final battle will conclude when Jesus Christ, the Messiah, returns to earth to intervene for the sake of His elect of Israel. With His feet, He will split the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east (Zechariah 14:4). With His Word, He will strike the nations. Christ will save Israel, restore peace and rule the world from the throne of David in Jerusalem.