By Irvin Baxter


The Battle of Armageddon will take place in Israel, in the prophesied Valley of Megiddo. It will occur after the Great Tribulation Period, at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when He returns to set up His Kingdom on earth. There are several Bible passages which refer to the same event, but which do not use the term “Armageddon,” including the Supper of the Great God (Revelation 19:17), the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:2), the Valley of Decision (Joel 3: 13-14), and the Battle of that Great Day of God Almighty (Revelation 16:14).


Revelation chapters 14, 16, 17 and 19 describe Armageddon as a place of great slaughter where troops will be gathered, assembled and pressed together. At Armageddon Christ will come in all of His wrath and glory with His army following Him on white horses. Jesus is pictured here as a man of war, judging in righteousness with the sword of His mouth. Jesus will deliver Israel from destruction by the Antichrist. Nations will be punished for their sins. Those who have received the Mark of the Beast will be judged. And Jesus will take authority over the earth and remove the kingdom and reign of the Antichrist.


Nine specific prophecies in the Bible will occur within the final seven years prior to the Battle of Armageddon. By examining these prophecies, we can get a sense of how close we are to Armageddon.
1. The final seven years will begin when the Antichrist and the International Community give their support to Israel’s right to exist in the land promised to Abraham by God. This is called the Confirmation of the Covenant (Daniel 9:27 & Genesis 15:18). Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has informed President Obama that he will accept Secretary of State Kerry’s framework agreement for peace. Negotiations were started on July 29, 2013, with a goal of reaching an agreement within nine months. President Obama has said, “The timeframe that we had set up for completing these negotiations is coming near and some tough decisions are going to have to be made.”


2. A war will begin from the vicinity of the Euphrates River (Revelation 9:13-16). The Euphrates River starts in Turkey and passes through Syria and Iraq. Then it converges with the Tigris River, which borders Iran, and empties into the Persian Gulf. 4,486 American soldiers were killed during the Iraq War. The “Arab Spring,” occurring in North Africa (Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, all around to Syria) is toppling governments and keeping the Middle East in constant upheaval. The presence of radical Shia and Sunni Muslims, plus Al Qaeda and Hezbollah throughout this region assures that hostilities will continue to increase.


3. The West Bank (Judea) in Israel will become a place of great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21). Ever since the United Nations recognized a Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders, Israel has been considered an occupying power by the world community. The creation of a Palestinian state will leave about 100,000 to 200,000 Jews living in land transferred to Palestinian control. However, many of the West Bank Jews say they are not leaving their homes. Former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said, “We will allow Israeli Jews to live in Palestine as Palestinian citizens under Palestinian law and sovereignty. We will treat our Jewish minority and grant them rights and demand from them obligations exactly as Israel does for its Palestinian minority.”


4. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be placed under a sharing arrangement between Jew and Gentile (Revelation 11:1-2. A law was introduced in the Israeli Knesset on November 1, 2013, to place the Temple Mount under a sharing arrangement so that both Jews and Muslims can worship there.


5. The Jewish temple will be built on the Temple Mount (Revelation 11:1-2 & 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Israel has been subsidizing nonprofit organizations that advocate the building of the Third Temple, and Israel Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel has expressed his wish to see the future construction of a “Third Temple” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, the Temple Institute has created authentic vessels and garments for use in the Third Temple, made according to the exact requirements and specifications of Biblical law.


6. The Temple Mount will be placed under the supervision of the world community, and the leader of the world community, which will at that time be the Antichrist, will stand on the Temple Mount claiming to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Currently, Jordan administrates the Temple Mount holy places through the Waqf (Islamic trust). This arrangement enjoys an international consensus, according to the Jordanian foreign minister. However, as the Israeli Knesset debates the future sovereignty of the Temple Mount, MK Moshe Feiglin and other Israeli lawmakers have increasingly lamented the lack of religious freedom for Jews and Christians there. Non-Muslims are forbidden to pray or carry Bibles when visiting the compound for fear of provoking Muslim unrest. If the United Nations is the infrastructure on which the Antichrist will build his one-world government, the UN may soon take control of the Temple Mount, and the leader of the world government will feel justified in claiming ultimate authority there.


7. A world government will dominate the world for three and one-half years prior to Armageddon (Daniel 7:23 & Revelation 13:7). The nations of the world are increasingly recognizing the authority of international law. We now have the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Court just to name a few. We have a World Court to adjudicate the international laws of the emerging world government.


8. Each person on earth will be required to have a mark or a number in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13:16-18). On May 11, 2005, President Bush signed the Real ID Act. Enforcement will be carried out in four stages, beginning in April, 2014. REAL ID mandates that Americans produce federally approved identification cards (compliant driver’s licenses or state-issued ID cards) upon demand. It compels every citizen to share personal information and unique biometric identifiers in a nationwide database. Even after several deadline extensions, many states continue to object to its costs, and civil rights groups oppose it as an invasion of privacy. Nevertheless, REAL ID is a precursor to the global identification system which will be used to track and control everyone. Without proper identification, subjects of the Antichrist’s New World Order will not be able to hold a job, open a bank account, or receive healthcare or food.


9. The world community, led by Russia and Iran, will invade the nation of Israel. (Zechariah 14:2-3 & Ezekiel 38 & 39) Iran (Persia) and Russia (Meshech—root word for Moscovi or Moscow) are now in alliance. Iran is the leading advocate of “wiping Israel off the map.”

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  1. The sun shall be turned into darkeness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes! and it shall come to pass that wosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered for in mount zion and in Jerusalem shall be delivernce as the Lord hath said and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call!!! JOEL 2:31-32

  2. The U.S.A. is God’s second chosen nation; which is based on the true Christian faith and the only country that is created on true Christian faith, not Israel–Israel was founded on the old Jewish faith. God has a great plan for the United States of America like Israel, America will be delivered from utter destruction! because i’m going to pray for the Great Eagle, what about you, are you going to be part of the great awaking or against it? Amen

  3. I believe the thessalonians were being persecuted so they thought the day of the Lord had come. persecution is a key sign that heralds the arrival of the day of the Lord. Persecution brings the day of the lord on a personal and general basis.

  4. The day of the Lord is a day when the enemies of Gods children come against Gods children and God delivers his children. without the deliverance it couldnt be called the day of the Lord.

  5. The restrainer is masculine- 2thess 2:7KJV. The church is feminine. it cant be the holy spirit in the church because the holy spirit will still be present in the israeli 144000. most likely God is the restrainer.

  6. The day of the lord is two sided- bringing punishment to the ungodly and salvation to the believers. matt 25: 31-46 illustrates this.

  7. 2 thess 2: 1 is talking about matt 25: 31-46. They thought the day of the lord (great tribulation) had begun. but heres paul telling them the antichrist brings the great tribulation. the day of the lord is not a one sided event like the rapture is

  8. I believe the white horse is the united states and the rider its president. carrying a bow (a defensive weapon) shows the president will be engrossed in defending his nation. he will generally be a peaceful president winning wars through dialogue.

  9. Rev 6: 17- the great day of their wrath… For sinners its day of wrath, for the saved its day of the lord- when God does his thing. this day is a day or a period of time that God executes judgement. good for the saved, bad for the sinner. it comes

  10. I could only imagine; that when both those extremely heroic but very tired out U.S. and Israeli Soldiers/Commandos are defending both Jerusalem and Petra from the wrath of the Antichrist and his satanic armies, and when it looks like that all hope is completely and utterly lost…..Jesus Christ–the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the God of Gods comes down with his righteous army, comes down on the mount of olives and totally devastates the Antichrist along with his OWG and its armies. and that when we’re going to crown Jesus Christ king of kings, lord of lords and god of gods–when he returns make sure you know God Almighty and love him with all of your heart and get in God’s word deeply, because he’s coming back one way or the other……, if you want to know why i added America in the Battle of Armageddon? look up George Washington’s angelic visitation or Washington’s vision which proves that the U.S. is both the Great Eagle and God’s second chosen nation, so pray for America and pray for our heroic soldiers, Amen!

  11. I need your prayers. pls irvin baxter and everyone reading this post take time out to pray for me. pls pray that God reveals himself to me. im living too much in the natural. this is unfufilling. pls make sure u pray for me. thank you.

  12. Greetings to all my brothers and sisters in Jesus!!.Let us all try all our utmost strength our names to be written in the Book of God(Daniel 12:1-3).Than only then we will be taken up during the rapture to meet the Lord in the clouds. When the Armageddon occur we are already in the new earth as prophecy in the Book of Rev 21:1-2 & Isaiah 65:17-25.Two Bible scriptures we must read and totally obey them so that we will go safely through all the temptation and the destruction and to stand before the Son of Man!! > Luke 21:34-36 & Revelation 3:10.In the Book of Luke God will give us the “STRENGTH” “if we pray to him & in Book of Revelation God will “PROTECT” us if we obey all his commandments.””Amen””
    Please let us not so stubborn and ignorance like in the time of Noah, where all the people were busy in the lust of this world and all were swept away by the flood and destroyed. Noah and his 7 families survive because he was totally obedient to God.(Mathew 24:37-39)

    Have a blessed reading!!

    The Messenger.

  13. my friend says billy graham preached we go to heaven immediatelly apon dying, not at Jesus’ second coming. what is your belief?

    • The Bible does say, to be absent from the body is to be present with Lord. When we die our spirit goes to God. But the Bible does say at the rapture, the dead in Christ will rise first, in their new bodies, and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together to them in the air. God bless.

  14. I, myself, believe mankind will be the undoing of this world, not some comet or planet alignment. Mankind will destroy itself. When? Soon, most likely. The way the human race is “progressing”. Is it possible that the human genetic code has a flaw? Maybe something inside us is programmed wrong(or right)? Deteriorating, reverting us back to our primal stages of life, making us attack and kill each other. Maybe that’s what the real catastrophe is. Who knows.

    • It is a myth that the Mayans were giving an end of the world date, that date was the beginning and end of a celetial time clock. The unusual alignment of the planets was what it signified.

  15. Another reason to vehemently be opposed to OWG. OWG army will be the cause of this war not religion. Man’s lust for power starts all these wars. That is why I pray the USA will not participate! Its going to happen no doubt but I pray the Eagle gets to play a heroic part in all of this. Would that not be wonderful?!

  16. Well I think Irving Baxter Jr. is one of the best at endtime events. I met him once and his humble approach and his informative explanations won my vote of confidence, I believe he has very sound biblical theorys to the endtime events and their order. But no is
    completly sure but his attitude is right on. Keep up the good work.

  17. We are at the precipice of the New World Order. Christians will have to make a decision on whether to take the “mark” as predicted. This will be a trying and harrowing time for all of mankind and the ultimate decision will weigh in as to whether or not one will be “saved” or under the control of Satan and his forces. With the world economies collapsing and people scared as to how they are going to survive – many will choose to receive the “mark” so they can buy and trade. Unfortunately, by doing so, they can lose their right to the kingdom of God. God help us in making the right decisions……

  18. were all in a battle of truths hows lying we need the holy spirits help who do we vote for i do not trust either one but whats going to happen is going to happen as foretold , all we can do is pray were not one that will be fooled as also foretold JESUS help us all!!!! some say our president is the antichrist ??????? time will tell , we must pray for him and our nation but who wonts to pray for the antichrist and all our leaders , i do not wont to go against Isreal , cause thats against GODS chosen and he will destroy us if we dont stand with the right side we can be blow off the map pretty simple what can we do but pray ,please pray and stay ready in case , our president gets us destroyed cause of his bad decisions .

    • Did you say you do not trust the Holy Spirit ? Heaven help you ! Yes, we must pray for our leaders, and Obama is NOT the antichrist. God is in control. The Bible says that God puts kings and rulers in places of authority. This is all part of Gods divine plan. God will not destroy us if we do not support Israel. However, He can place us in captivity to another power.

  19. The end of the world cannot be dated by any one. But God will surely bring all things to an end. What is important now is that we give our lives wholely to Jesus and be ready for his coming which can happen at any time

  20. Since we know, we are in the end time, what can we do now? Or how are we going to pray together and rebuke or plan of devil uppon our life.

    • The Bible does not teach this. In fact there are prophecies that still must come to pass so the world will not end in 2012.

  21. As I was reading Revalation 13:18, I would like to get a better understanding of mans number. Can you expound on that?


    • I will try to help you, Revelation 13 is talking about the Anti-Christ and his empire, so in 18 to separate the country from a person, John tells us that the mark is that of a man. Okay now you see that the Mark of the Beast is the number of a man, not a country or empire. So there will be a man that will arise that when is name is transformed to a number it will add up to 666. For example when you take Mohammad and make it a number its 666, I hope this helps

  22. The end is just at the door! Christians are so spiritually blind that we are in support of all these world’s improvizations and schemes not realising that they are to our destruction. Indeed, the god of this age has blinded the children of disobedience! May God have mercy.