Armageddon

Armageddon is something often misunderstood. This word only occurs once in the Bible in Revelation 16:16 which says:

“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

It then describes judgements and the most major change on earth that has ever happened. There are a few places in the Old Testament section of the Bible that describe this time period, though they don’t use the word ‘Armageddon’.

The word Armageddon is a Hebrew word and it means, “a heap of sheaves in a valley, for judgement”. This describes judgments given to nations by God meaning they will be punished.

One place which explains the battle of Armageddon is Ezekiel 38:14-16

“14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 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:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.”

This is describing a time when Russia, Iran, Libya & France will invade Israel. And God will fight against them in Israel. Ezekiel 38:18-19, 22-23.

“18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”