By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Three questions I have for you sir, #1 When and where does the Battle of Armageddon take place, #2 Is satan the anti christ, and #3 Does the Mark 666 have any meaning to it?
QUESTION #1: The Battle of Armageddon takes place right at the end of the Seven Year Tribulation Period, Then the Lord Jesus Christ comes back, This is what is called his 2nd Coming.
When the Lord Jesus comes back Satan wages a Battle against Christ in what is called in scripture Armageddon.
Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
This battle takes place in the Valley of Megiddo which is also known by several different names in scripture.
– The Valley Of Jehoshaphat: Joel 3:1-4
– The Valley of Decision: Joel 3:9-16
– The Supper of the Great God: Rev. 19:17. Ezekiel 39:17-20
This Battle is described in detail in the Book of Revelation and in other places in the Bible. READ CHAPTERS: 14, Verses 14-20, 16, Verses 10-16, 19, Verses 11- 21.
At his 2nd Coming (Jude verse 14) , Christ returns from heaven to setup his Millennial (1,000 yr) Kingdom here on earth, but prior to this Jesus presides as Judge in what is known as JUDGEMENT OF THE NATIONS. This is where the Sheep (The Saved / Christian) and the Goats (Lost/Unsaved people) are separated, The saved are allowed to enter the Millennial Kingdom and the unsaved are cast into hell. – Read Matthew 25:31-46.
QUESTION #2: Yes you are Partially right, The Anti – Christ is a human being who is the only other man that is Personally Indwelt by Satan himself, Judas Iscariot was the first.
Luke 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
QUESTION #3: The numbers mentioned in the Bible have significant meanings, For example, The Number 7 represents Perfection and Rest (Genesis 2:2 – 3). The Number 4 represents the Creative Works of God and the Number 3 represents the Trinity and Divine Design, and the Number 8 represents completeness.
Therefore the Number 6 is the number of man. The MARK (666) in Revelation 13:18 is telling us in advance three time in a row that the Anti Christ is a man(6), a man(6), a man(6) whom Satan personally indwells.
Revelation 13:11-17 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The GOOD NEWS to all of this is… Is that the Lord Jesus Christ WILL stop and defeat both Satan and the Anti Christ at the Battle of Armageddon. Satan gets chained placed into the Bottomless Pit and the Anti Christ (The Beast) gets cast into the Lake of Fire ALIVE.
Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (2) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (3) And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Revelation 19:19-20 And I saw the beast (the anti christ), and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. (20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Note… There are some well meaning Bible teachers and Pastors that teach that both Satan and his army of demons are all cast and chained into the bottomless pit, I do not believe that this is so BECAUSE The one intresting thing about all this is that there is no mention of Satan’s demons (angels) being put into the Bottomless Pit ONLY Satan being the one put there, Verse 3 says Him NOT Them. THEREFORE I believe that Satan’s Army of Demons have to be waiting in reserve (during Christ One Thousand Year reign) for their commander Lucifer to to be released from his imprisionment (See Q #615)
The Bible is RIDDLED with PROPHECIES concerning the Nation of Israel.
Those that Adhere to Replacement Theology (Also Known As – Preterism (see Q # 504) or as Letterism (see Q. 401) BELIEVE that God is done with Israel.
In order to DECREE that God is DONE with the Nation of Israel adhere’s to One or all Four of the mentioned below…
#1 – Is ignorant of what the scriptures say.
#2 – Is a False Teacher that teaches contrary to the scriptures.
#3 – Outright denies scripture.
#4 – Has been taught wrong.
When the Nation of Israel REJECTED Jesus Christ as their saviour (John 1:11),
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
God said OK, Time out Israel and put them on the shelf and went unto the Gentile nations to be his Loudspeaker to broadcast His Word and the Gospel to the entire world in which the Lord had originally intended to use the Nation of Israel for.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as YOUR savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou (you) shalt (will) be saved – Acts 16:31
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH