“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Tis why about 2.2 Billion of professing Christians on the planet speak in a certain likeness in which I speak here via. sermon, song, singing, stand, and salutations in Jesus Name.
The Great Gathering at “The End-New-Beginning” place- Armageddon
Jesus speaks in the Revelation to John on the Isle of Patmos in Greece and John records the revelation by many forms of writing and not always Chronological from our perspective.
“The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty….
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.”
People speak of Armageddon and make movies about Armageddon as an Event when really Armageddon is a Place.
He’s got the whole world in his hands: And from where I am standing the Alpha and Omega of human history holds “The End” and will allow and permit Forces of Darkness to move the hearts of leaders to gather in one place- Armageddon. And to cause history to turn a page to a “whole other realm.”
This takes some phizzzzz out of it all (the hype) in the sense that the question is not WWIII and self-annihilation; rather, it is about the day utter darkness visits the earth again and persuades Kings, Leaders, Prime-ministers, and Presidents that it would be a good idea to gather AT Armageddon to war with the Lamb…so it says, “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
How can a world leader- a “king” in ancient terms escape this gathering and utter hopelessness in warring with the Lord Jesus Christ? I don’t know- quit your job. Count the supreme cost of being a Christian and so let a life of standing firm enable you oh leader to step down and back and away from the whole mess when it comes. That’s one ship to abandon to swim to Heaven’s shores to take up a new career- sharing your faith at The End As We Know It.
Surely the Lord Jesus must make his appearance in such a way that they won’t explain Him as King of kings and Lord of lords. Rather, the Madness must be they view the Lord Jesus and His Mighty Host either as Aliens from space or can’t see the mighty host Elisha saw in his day:
“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. (2 Kings 17-18)”
So- at Armageddon there will be an army to meet the armies of the earth…I can’t imagine how that will be squeezing them in at one place – but, I can imagine the nations bent for war being let down as He Appears to them.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.
He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and lord of lords.
Though my piece on N.K. and the stand-off there spoke in terms certain ones would understand. We need to keep the big picture of what I believe in mind. But, that doesn’t mean in some high-end-philosophical terms and the theoretical that it isn’t possible to blast the earth to pieces because of just one single ambition- one single man- one pinky-sized-nation.