World War III
The Messiah said that "you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that
you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is
not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom
. . . All these are the beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:6-8
Satan is only mounting. All these little wars you see around the globe is only Satan trying to bring about conformity to the New World Order, but World War III is what Satan is mounting for. Satan wants worship! And "he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Rev. 12:12. He knows that obedience is the highest form of worship: therefore he must have a law for everyone to OBEY, the world wide Sunday Law. There will be a people who will be called upon to resist his tyranny.
True Israel! "If you be the Messiah's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Gal. 3:29. What Promise? All the promises that Elohim made to Israel inheriting the Promise Land are for the congregation or body of Messiah to inherit for ever, the true Israelites.
There will be pronounced a Death Decree upon Israel for not bowing to Satan's Sunday Law. The armed forces of Satan world wide will attempt to mount for this occasion, to put Israel to death, apparently on their birthday October 22.
The Scriptures picture it as the final decisive struggle which climaxes the age long war between Messiah and Satan also called Armageddon, from two Hebrew words Har (meaning mount), and Megiddo apparently from mo'ed "congregation or assembly" at the appointed time. Mount of the Assembly.
Armageddon represents the all-out effort of Satan to destroy the people who dare obey YAHUWAH Elohim in the face of torture and death. Armageddon is but the climax of the six thousand year controversy between truth and error.
Satan's self-seeking got him the boot, thus kicked out of heaven. Satan declared his purpose to overthrow El and take over His universal government. Listen to his boast in Isaiah 14:13, 14. "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of El: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like Elyon."
Joel speaks of this assembly:
"Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles, Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Assemble yourselves, and come all you heathen together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O YAHUWAH.
Let the heathen be awaked, and come up to the valley of Yahushaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. (Now here is the deliverance)
YAHUWAH also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from (heavenly) Jerusalem; and the heavens shall shake: but YAHUWAH will be the harbor of His people, and the strength of the children of Israel." Joel 3:9-12, 16 margin
Anciently YAHUWAH's people were delivered by the drying up of the river Euphrates by Cyrus also called "the anointed", he dried up the river and captured Babylon.
John is trying to paint a picture for us of deliverance from Babylon which sits upon many waters. "The waters which thou sawest . . . are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." Revelation 17:15
So the drying up of the waters would represent the withdrawing of support by those people who had been followers of the Babylon system. This is one of the final events that happens just before the coming of Messiah. The people recognize that they have been duped, and in a rage they turn on each other. Zechariah describes what takes place as Armageddon reaches its climax. "And this shall be the plague wherewith YAHUWAH will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem (YAHUWAH's people Isa. 60:14 & Eph 2:20-22) . . . And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from YAHUWAH shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor." Zech 14:12, 13
John describes the scene: "These shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." Rev. 17:16
Just as literal Euphrates in ancient Babylon was turned from an asset to a means of destroying her, so the supporting waters (people) of spiritual Babylon turn into the means of her destruction. This drying up of support prepares the way for the "kings of the east" to come and deliver the people of Elohim from the hand of Babylon.
Who are the Kings of the East?
John reveals the breathtaking majesty of YAHUSHUA leading the armies of heaven to make war (Rev. 19:16). Also called a ravenous bird from the east (see Isa 46:11 & 41:2, 25). The redeemed are called "kings" in Revelation 1:6, Enoch, Moses, Eliyahu, Abraham, Isaac, Yacob and others that were in the special resurrection in Mt 27:52, 53 will be a part of that army that attends King YAHU-SHUA, who will come from the eastern skies.
YAHUSHUA's part in Armageddon!
"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. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 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 (see Armageddon in Psalm 2) and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of El Shaddai. 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. 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. And the rest were slain with the Sword of Him that sat upon the the horse, which Sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." Revelation 19:11, 14, 15, 19-21