by Jerry Vines

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Who Will Win the Final Battle? (3 of 4)
Series: Left! Unbelievers and the Return of Christ
Jerry Vines
Revelation 16:12-16

Turn to the book of the Revelation, chapter 16. We are going to go to a lot of places in your Bible tonight as we talk about this subject, ''Who will win the final battle?? I want to read Revelation 16:12-16, ''And the sixth angel poured out his vial (that is his bowl) upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.'' Now there's the devil's trinity, an imitation of the divine Trinity. Verse 14, ''For they are the spirits of demons, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold I come as a thief (this is Jesus). Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.''

The word Armageddon is a word that has found its way into our vocabulary. When there is some uprising in some part of the world, and it seems to be ominous, commentators talk about the fact, is this Armageddon? When there is the prospect of a nuclear war or nuclear explosion somewhere, they talk in terms of Armageddon. Perhaps you remember at the conclusion of World War II when General MacArthur was on the USS Missouri back in 1945, he made this statement, ''If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door.'' Then a number of years later, there was President Ronald Reagan (I am not sure how you felt about him, but he was a real hero to me; we could certainly use a Ronald Reagan today in my personal opinion). I have on my desk at home Reagan's diaries. They are ra ...

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