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Preview Of Armageddon (33 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
In the last lesson we saw the 144,000 on Mount Zion and the first five minutes in eternity in both heaven and hell. There was a wonderful passage about our loved ones in heaven: "Blessed are those who die in the Lord: Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours; and their works do follow them" (Revelation 14:13b). Following that, we begin a preview of Armageddon. John's vision is the harvest of the earth - judgment. Throughout the ages Satan has sown the seeds of sin and evil, and one day those seeds will bear their fruit. When the harvest of the earth is ripe, God will send judgment and collect it. "Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." Those who have sown the seeds of Christ's rejection and those who take the mark of the beast in the tribulation, indeed the seeds that have been sown throughout all the ages will reach their fruition and harvest in the tribulation time. That is the picture that we have of the war of Armageddon that will take place in the last seven years of the Jews on the earth, the time of tribulation.
"And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in ...
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