Summary of Study on Armageddon

    Popular interpretations, it seems to me, fail to take the context into consideration and I have taken a better look at it myself.
    I had considered the contest on Mount Carmel between Elijah and the priests of Baal with the climax (7th plague) as the execution of the priests by the river Kidron. Armageddon may be better written as har-magedon or "mountain-Megiddon." In fact interpreters have looked to the plain or valley of Jezreel near ancient Megiddeon in Palestine as the location of a global battle. If we look closely, we find that the battle is spiritual although it will likely be accompanied with some violence. No modern war would fit into that small space. My concern about my interpretation was largely that there is no Mount-Megiddo. Why didn't the text say Har-Carmel? And the kings of the earth are gathered. They may represent the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel.
    Consider that at least four Bible stories including Elijah's experience that may be related to the Hebrew, har-magedon plus a lot more that don't include the cryptic word all pointing to the same final conflict. "
    Also the kings (political powers of the earth) are gathered or united under the sixth plague but they never fight. The battle is the Lord's and the wicked are killed in the 7th plague. We see the parallel in Rev. 17:14. "These [kings] shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
    The conflict is a serious one and I believe it will soon be upon us.

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