The great battle called Armagedon

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Battle
An evil spirit that looked like a frog came out of the mouth of the dragon. One also came out of the mouth of the beast, and another out of the mouth of the false prophet (v. 13). These evil spirits had the power to work miracles (v. 14). They went to every king on earth, to bring them together for a battle against God. These evil demons draw people to their evil cause. Remember that Christ says, “When I come, it will surprise you like a thief (v. 15)! He goes on to say, but God will bless you, if you are awake and ready. Then you won’t have to walk around naked and be ashamed.” All the armies came together in a place near the city of Meggido, that in Hebrew is called Armagedon ( v. 16).As soon as the seventh angel emptied his bowl in the air, a loud voice from the throne in the temple shouted, “It’s done” (v. 17)! There were flashes of lightning, roars of thunder, and the worst earthquake in all of history takes place (v. 18). The great city of Babylon split into three parts, and the cities of other nations fell (v. 19). So God made Babylon drink from the wine cup that was filled with his anger. Every island and the mountains disappeared (v. 20). Hailstones, weighing about a hundred pounds each, fell from the sky on people (v. 21). Finally, the people cursed God, because the hail was so terrible.

 

Application

This great battle between God and sinful men is a reminder that when I face battles in this life God will meet and destroy the evil forces just like He does here if I allow Him to do so.

Revelation 16:13-21 (English Standard Version)

And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. ("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!") And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

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