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THE BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON

REV 19:11-21

<>KJV 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, 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. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse,

which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (KJV)


<>NAS 11 And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it {is} called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 And His eyes {are} a flame of fire, and upon His head {are} many diadems; and He has a name written {upon Him} which no one knows except Himself. 13 And {He is} clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white {and} clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God;  18 in order that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great." 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who sat upon the horse, and against His army. 20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh. (NAS)


Introduction




1.       A Gathering of . . Allies for the Battle. 19:11-18


             A.         The . . Chief of Allied Forces. v 11

                     11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon

                          him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

 

                          1.          His Entrance.

                                       a.          On a white horse.

                                                    1)         Contrast One;

                                                                 a)         Entrance on a donkey.

                                                    1)         Contrast Two;

                                                                 a)         The Anti-Christ white horse

 

                                       b.          Not Coming to Redeem . . . . but to Reign.

 

                                       c.          Not Coming to A Tree . . . . . but to A Throne.

 

                                       d.          Not Coming As A Servant . . but As the Sovereign.

 

                                       e.          Not Coming In Shame . . . . . but in Splendor.


                          2.          His Name. 

                                       a.                       A Name of Ministry. v 11 b, 13 b,

                                            11b “. . . and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, . . ."
                                            13 b “. . : and his name is called The Word of God.”

 

                                       b.          A Name of Mystery. v 12 c

                                                    “and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.”

 

                                       c.          A Name of Majesty. v 16

                                                    16         And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


                          3.          His Nature.

                                       a.          A Judging Nature. v 11 c - 12 a

                                                    11 c and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

                                                    12 a      His eyes were as a flame of fire,

                                       b.          A Kingly Nature.

                                                    v 12 b   and on his head were many crowns;

                                       c.          A Victorious Nature. v 13 a, 15

                                                    13 a      And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood

                                                    15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should

                                                    smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he

                                                    treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.


             B.    The . . Conglomerate of Allied Forces. v 14

                          14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,

                          clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 

                          1.          The Righteous Army. v 14

 

                          2.          The Ravenous Army. v 17-18 & 21 b

                                       17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice,

                                       saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather

                                       yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

                                       21 b “. . . and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (KJV)





2.       A Gathering of Adversaries for the Battle. v 19-21 a

 

             A.         The . . Gathering of the Anti-Christ. v 19

                          19 And I saw the beast, 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.

 

                          1.          Gather the Unrighteous Kings.

                          2.          Gathered the Unrighteous Armies.


Illustration

As a teenager we had in our group a boy who decided he was the toughest guy in the city of St. Louis. I knew he wasn’t because I could whip him. He had four older brothers who were tougher than him but he decided to tell everybody how tough he was.


The other young men in our group just kind of laughed at him and let him brag. But one night we were cruising around the city with a car loaded with teen-agers and we pull up to a stop sign. The car next to us was loaded with teen age boys. My friend Stanley (Deet) Harold rolled down the window and hollered at this car load of young men and said “I am the toughest guy in St. Louis.” Guess what somebody in the other car yelled? They yelled out the same thing.


We pulled over and let those two guys fight for the title of toughest guy in St. Louis. My friend lost. His older brothers wanted to know why we let there brother fight by him self.


When told them the whole story; they turned to their brother and said what possessed you to do such a stupid thing. I want to ask the Devil what ever possessed you to do such a stupid thing.


When I read this I want to ask the Devil what ever possessed you to do such a stupid thing.

 

B.         The . . Gleaning of the Anti-Christ.

             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.

 

             1.          The (Beast) Anti-Christ taken Captive. v 20

                                       a)         Good way to begin a battle.

                                                    1)         Take the Leader.

 

             2.          The False Prophet taken Captive. v 20

 

C.         The . . Genocide of the Armies. v 21

             21         And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword

                          proceeded out of his mouth:

 

                          1.          By the Word of His mouth.

                                       Isa 11:4-5 4      But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove

                          with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his

                          mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness

                          shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. (KJV)


                          Ps 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were

                          created. (KJV)


                          Ps 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his

                          commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. (KJV)


Illustration

JESUS SPOKE and IT WAS SO:

 

                          a.          Spoke to a Fig Tree.

                          b.          Spoke to a Storm.

                          c.          Spoke to a Legion of Demons.

                          d.          Speaks a Word and the War Is over.



Conclusion


Topic: Satan Index: 3148-3155 Title: Gone to the Devil


   Near the Temple Bar on London's Fleet Street was a tavern known as the "Devil and St. Dunstan." Many lawyers at the end of court frequented it and when one left his office to visit the tavern he was likely to put up a notice to that effect on his door reading, "Gone to the Devil" -- Devil being the tavern's abbreviated name. The sign became such a common sight that it finally took on the meaning of "going to ruin."


THESE NATIONS WENT TO THE DEVIL