Riddle of Armageddon Meaning Solved: Solution Hiding in Plain Sight.
Ἅρ Μαγεδών. No convincing interpretation has as yet been given of this phrase, which should probably be translated “the mountains of Megiddo.” The city Megiddo was notable as the scene where Barak and Deborah overthrew the forces of Sisera by “the waters of Megiddo” (Judg. 5:19–21).-Charles, R. H. (1920). A critical and exegetical commentary on the Revelation of St John (Vol. 2, p. 50). Edinburgh: T&T Clark International.
The “mountain (02022 הַר har) of Megiddo” doesn’t exist, it is figurative for the heavens above Megiddo, similar to the heavenly “mount (02022 הַר har) of the congregation” (Is. 14:13) where the angels of God reside. Satan’s angels will fight God’s angels in the skies above Megiddo (Isa. 24:21; Rev. 6:13; Dan. 10:13, 20; Rev. 12:7) just as God’s angels once fought for Israel against Sisera:
“The kings came and fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan At Taanach near the waters of Megiddo; They took no plunder in silver.
“The stars fought from heaven, From their courses they fought against Sisera. (Jdg. 5:19-20 NAU)
The LORD descended upon Mount (02022 הַר har) Sinai but spoke “from heaven” (Exod. 20:22); “the mountain (02022 הַר har) burned with fire to the midst of heaven” (Deut. 4:11 NKJ); “The LORD shone forth from Mount (02022 הַר har) Paran, and He came with ten thousands of saints” (Deut. 33:2); “the showers of the mountains (02022 הַר har)” Job. 24:8; “The Holy One from Mount (02022 הַר har) Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens” (Hab. 3:3 NKJ).
This fits the context. The inspired BIG LIE “strong delusion” causing world-wide rebellion against all called God or worshiped (2 Thess. 2:3-12) is “ancient alien theory”, symbolized by “flying-frogs” in Revelation 16:13. The “Kings of the Sunrising” entered our realm via the figurative “great river Euphrates”, “dried up” symbolizing God’s removing His restraint of spiritism, the “second woe” (Rev. 9:12). This demonic cavalry slew the third of the earth that once professed Christianity but who joined the Beast and took his Mark. These Nephilim Kings are the “mighty” (2478 ἰσχυρός ischuros) slain at Armageddon (Isa. 24:21; Rev. 19:18 [“Men” isn’t in the text, its supplied by translators.]).
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east (395 ἀνατολή anatole) might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Rev. 16:12-16) KJV
Rev. 19:11-20:3 confirms this is cosmic war is fought outside the city of Jerusalem (Rev. 19:18-20; Zech. 14:1-7, 12-17). This is not to deny the Beast’s army fills the entire region, from the glorious Mountain (Dan. 11:45; Joel 3:9-17) to the Mediterranean Sea.
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