The Armageddon War

Overview of the Last World War
Fulfillment of Prophecy

Overview of the Last World War

After the Prostitute of Babylon has been destroyed along with the cities of the world, the Evil Kings with their armies will be left in the field.  Satan and his demons will inspire them to try to destroy Israel.  A full-fledged world war with the greatest violence in history will break out around Israel.  The world's great empires will unleash their full arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.  The Lord Jesus Christ will return in His Second Advent to destroy the enemies of Israel (Isa. 66:15-21; Zech 9:13-16; 14:1-3).  He will personally annihilate the Evil Kings and their armies.

Reaping Analogy
Jezreel Valley from Mt. Carmel, Copyright
One of the symbolic predictions of the Armageddon War was the reaping analogy.  Just as grain or grapes are reaped at harvest time, similarly the enemies of Israel would be reaped by the Lord in the final war of human history (Revelation 14:14-20).  In the Battle of Armageddon in the Valley of Jezreel (ref. photo), blood would run up to the horses bridles for 1600 stadia, which is 183 miles (295 km).

Evil Three

And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the Beast and out of the mouth of the False Prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; (Revelation 16:13)
The Armageddon War will involve three evil ones.  The dragon is Satan (Revelation 12:7-9).  A dragon is a large snake.  The Beast is the Evil King of the Revived Roman Empire.  He was symbolized as coming out of the sea (Revelation 13:1-2), where the sea represents the Gentile nations, or Political Babylon.  The False Prophet is the Evil King of Israel, who does as he pleases (Daniel 11:36-40) and has the dual office of  prophet (Revelation 13:11-18).  He came up out of the land, which symbolizes Ecumenical Babylon.  He will perform great signs and miracles and tries to get people to worship the Beast.  The evil three represent:
  1. Dragon - Satan - Cosmic Babylon
  2. Beast - Evil King - Political Babylon
  3. False Prophet - Ecumenical Babylon
Demons resembling frogs will come out of the mouths of the three.  A frog is the symbol of the kosmokrator demon (Ephesians 6:12), which empowers politicians in Political Babylon.
for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. (Revelation 16:14, NAS)
The demons will go out and convince all the Evil Kings of the world to come to the Armageddon War.  Those who will come include the King of the North from Russia, the King of the West (the Beast of the Revived Roman Empire), the King of the South (Pan-Arabic block), and the Kings of the East from China.
And concentrated them in the place which in Hebrew is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)


Armageddon WarThere will be three major battles in the Armageddon War:  The Battle of Edom, the Battle of Jerusalem, and the Battle of Armageddon.  Like the three major characters, the three battles represent Ecumenical (Edom), Political (Jerusalem), and Cosmic Babylon (Armageddon).

The King of the North from the region of Russia will head to Africa.  His army will move rapidly through Israel leaving only a holding force to keep the supply lines open (Daniel 11:40).  His navy will move from the Black Sea through the Bosporus and into the Mediterranean to supply the army on its way to Africa.  The Army will advance into Libya and south to Ethiopia.

The King of the West (Revived Roman Empire) will seize the opportunity and defeat the navy of the King of the North in a great naval battle in the Mediterranean.  The Kings of the East will head toward Israel.  The King of the North will be alarmed because his supply lines are vulnerable to the Kings of the West and East.  The Pan-Arabic block will recognize an opportunity to pick up on the spoils of Israel and also head north (Daniel 11:40).
Bozrah, Edom, Copyright
In the middle of the Tribulation, many of the smart Jews will flee to the mountains of Edom (Matt 24:15-28; Mark 13:14-23; Luke 21:20-23).  There will be fierce battles to dislodge these Jews in the mountains of Edom (ref. photo of Bozrah, Edom).

The King of the North will return to Jerusalem with the intention of conquering it.  However, the Jews of Jerusalem with Bible Doctrine will fight heroically.  Their battle plan will be to allow themselves to be surrounded, and then suddenly spring into action and wipe out their opponents.  Two-thirds of Jerusalem will be captured, but a great earthquake will split the city and open a passage from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean.  Those trapped in Jerusalem will be able to escape through the valley formed by the earthquake.

The King of the West will make an amphibious landing on Israel's west coast and march down the Jezreel Valley on the way to Jerusalem.  However, his army will converge there with the King of the North and the Kings of the East.  The last great battle will be fought near the hill of Megiddo, called Armageddon.
Mt. of Olives, Kidron Valley,  Copyright
The Lord Jesus Christ will return with the Church (Revelation 19:11-16) and land on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4).  The Kidron Valley and the Mt. of Olives is shown in the photo.  He will personally destroy all the enemies of Israel with the sword of His mouth (Revelation 19:15, 21).  He will destroy the Army of the King of the North (Joel 3:1-17; Zech 12:2-14:21).  Note:  The northern Kidron Valley is the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:2, 12).  The Lord will proceed to destroy the army fighting the Jews in Edom (Isa 34:6; 63:1-6; Jer 49:13; Amos 1:11-12).  Note:  Bazrah was the metropolis of northern Edom near the current Buseireh.  And the Lord will destroy the armies gathered at Armageddon (Revelation 19:17-21).  The Beast (Evil King of the West) and the False Prophet will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.  And Satan will be incarcerated in the Abyss for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3).

The end of the Beast (Evil King of the West) and the False Prophet along with the incarceration of Satan, mark the final doom of Babylon the Great.  The Judgment of these three represent the Judgment of Ecumenical (False Prophet), Political (Beast), and Cosmic (Satan) Babylon.  The Judgment of the Evil Three will follow the three major battles in the Armageddon War, which also represent the destruction of Ecumenical (Edom), Political (Jerusalem), and Cosmic (Armageddon) Babylon.  This will be a classic example of Spiritual Warfare.

Fulfillment of Prophecy

The Armageddon War is just one of the events associated with the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The prophetic events include:
  1. Operation Footstool - Battle of Armageddon, Baptism of Fire, and Triumphal Procession.
  2. Resurrection of Old Testament saints and Tribulational Martyrs.
  3. Regathering of Israel and Review Tribunal.
  4. Millennial Kingdom - Fulfillment of the unconditional covenants to Israel:  Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic.
After the destruction of Babylon the Great, the Lord Jesus Christ will ascend to the Throne of David.  He will rule and reign along with the Royal Family (the Church) and Tribulational martyrs for a thousand years.


The power of Babylon the Great over mankind began in the Garden of Eden with the Fall.  Babylon was not only the name of the first city-state at Babel and the capital of the Chaldean Empire, it was the name of Satan's spiritual kingdom on earth.  When Adam fell, Satan took over the rulership of the world and ruled from Babylon.  Thus, Babylon in the spiritual realm is the name of Cosmos Diabolicus, Satan's Cosmic System.  What Satan practiced openly before the Flood, he administered through hidden mysteries after it.  Mystery Babylon refers to the secret rites of Babylon, which are known only to the initiates.  Satan's empire of Mystery Babylon will rule the world until it is destroyed at the Second Advent by the Lord Jesus Christ.

The human rulers of Satan's kingdom of Babylon are the Evil King and the Prostitute of Babylon.  Nimrod was the first Evil King.  And the High Priestess of Babylon and Jezebel are examples of the Prostitute of Babylon.  The Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon derive their power from the Cosmic System.  They are the slaves of evil, who seek to enslave others as they do the devil's bidding as cosmic evangelists.  The world will not be rid of these two until the Lord Jesus Christ destroys them at the Second Advent.

The Evil King is a dictator who operates outside the Laws of Establishment.  He usurps true authority, and takes away freedom through both lawlessness and tyranny.  True love does not exist in his vocabulary.  He is the personification of his ruler, the devil, who was a liar and a murderer from the beginning.

The Prostitute of Babylon is the enemy of Marriage and family.  She usurps the authority of her husband and seeks to rule him.  Her only love is money, the coin of the realm of Babylon.  She infiltrates the Church and seeks to control it through the power of Ecumenical Babylon.  She appeals to lascivious lusts to get business and gain power and feigns love as a cover for insatiable lusts and greed.

The Evil King and the Prostitute of Babylon are the enemies of the Christian and civilization.  They are the enemies of those who seek Spiritual Rapport, which lies beyond Spiritual Maturity in the adult phase of the Spiritual Life.  They deprive Christians of their Crowns.  The immature Christian will never see these enemies.  They will rule his life and his Church.  He will fight the symptoms without ever seeing these masters of disguise.  They can only be defeated by the Christian who advances to Spiritual Rapport.  And Spiritual Rapport is only possible through execution of Bible Doctrine - not just academic study. Metabolization of Bible Doctrine is required for Spiritual Growth.

The Doctrine of Babylon the Great is taught from Genesis to Revelation.  It is a major theme of human history.  It is the ultimate problem in the Church, the state, business, education, Marriage, and family.  Yet, the problem is invisible to the Spiritually blind.  Whereas, it takes a strong believer in Spiritual Rapport to defeat the Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon, every believer has the power to stop them by sticking to Christian Integrity.  The Christian who will not compromise on the basics of authority and love will stop them cold.  Christians with integrity like St. Patrick and Brigid of Ireland can stop these enemies.

Babylon the Great will rule until the Second Advent, but the Christian members of the Royal Family of God will be able to defeat them.  Christians who take the high ground through the daily metabolization of Bible Doctrine will be able to topple the thrones of the Evil King and the Prostitute of Babylon.  The world will not see the Christians rise, but it will see the smoke from the fall of Babylon.  The reason for many of the problems in society are rooted in the evil of Babylon the Great.  Only the Christian can make a difference against the ancient enemy.  Every day the Christian persists with Rebound and Spiritual Growth is another day closer to the time that victory can be achieved over the arch enemy of God and man.  And every fight that is won will be an opportunity for Eternal reward at the Judgment Tribunal of Christ.  The Winner believer will reign with Christ in the Millennium and will be decorated for all Eternity as a testimony of the Grace of God and the faithfulness of the King of kings and Lord of lords.


1.  Photo Credit:  "Jezreel Valley,"
2.  Photo Credit:  Bozrah, "Moab and Edom,"
3.  Photo Credit:  "Mt. of Olives,"

Released March 29, 2004 - Revised Sept. 15, 2013

Author: Larry Wood
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