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July 15, 2010
What Is Armageddon?

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  1. The “Kings of the East” are the Lord & His hosts returning for the 2nd advent. As lightning shines from east unto the west-so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
    All this prophecy has nothing to do with literal Israel-Israel is now God’s people-not Jewish descent.

  2. It is readily accepted among Christians that Russia (Magog) will lead the march to attack Israel, according to Ezekiel 38, but is that really correct? There are some modern scholars who believe that “Magog” mentioned in Ezekiel 38 is modern-day Turkey. That makes more sense to me. Who are the Jew’s and Christian’s biggest/ worst enemy? The Sunni Muslims!!!

  3. This is a warning to those who are not yet in Christ to make haste and fit themselves in because God’s word about the second coming of Jesus in inevitable.

  4. Unless the feet of the bear are some of the European countries which were in the bear’s empire, and are now rejoined to Europe. Also, the list of countries in Ezekiel that accompany the actual bear in it’s attempt on the middle east are ALL Muslim countries…..NO European countries. Personally, I believe that the battle lead by Gog, chief prince, will end in total annihilation of the population in the center of the Eurasian
    continent, and leave the way open for the Anti Christ to walk into the political leadership of the whole world. I also believe that God will use America in that Russian led war as a hammer as He has done in the past with Babylon, and others. The scope of the destruction will make of America a pariah, and America will withdraw from world affairs, and become fortress America, thus making the Holy Roman Empire the only force in the world. There’s more, but I believe that this scenario fits the coming situation more closely, and leaves the Gog Magog war the specific and one time event called for in Revelation 20. Remember, that war also regathers the peoples from all over the earth.

  5. Irvin….I Have listened to you for years. Since the late 90′s. I lived in Santa Maria CA. when you left for Texas. I had already sold my house, and was on my way here right at the same time. I live in Greenville, TX now, since Apr. 1 2006.
    What I’m writing about is that there is a problem, it seems to me, about your interpretation of the Ezekiel 38 and 9 battle as being Armageddon. I discovered way back in 1968 that the pre trib rapture had to be a mistake, based primarily on 2 thes, but I came to a different conclusion about the war that kills 1/3 of mankind. First of all, the people in attendance with Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, are ALL Muslim nations. ALL of them. I realize that 38 starts off with a “curse” aginst Gog, of the land of Magog, chief prince of Rosh, Meshceh and Tubal, but there are some very important differences between this account, and the account of the final battle. For one, The antichrist will be leading European Armies, which are “of” the Holy Roman Empire, of which Russia is not a part, and second, Calling the Ezekiel battle the battle of Gog and Magog the battle of Armageddon, which comes before the 1000 year reign of Christ on the earth AFTER the battle of Arm. doesn’t jibe with Revelation 20:7-8 (ESV)

    7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison
    8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.

    which clearly takes place AFTER the end of the 1000 years of bondage that held Satan after the Battle of Armageddon. I’d like to hear where I’ve missed…..

    • There are two battles of Gog and Magog. The first is the same as the battle of Armageddon which takes place at the same time as the second coming of Jesus. You can read about this battle in Ezekiel 38-39. This second battle or attempt occurs after Satan is loosed after the 1,000 years of peace. Many debate whether a war even breaks out because God sends down fire from heaven and then we see the final judgment. So there may be some devastation as troops travel to Israel but there will not be a war that breaks out because God ends the war right as it begins.

      Now we can prove the first battle of Gog and Magog is Armageddon by comparing Ezekiel 39:17-20 with Revelation 19:17-20. These battles conclude at the same one time event. Also the Antichrist will rise out of the Holy Roman Empire as you said but when we see the government system he rules over in Revelation 13, we find the feet of the bear representing Russia. Russia will, as a result, be a part of the Antichrist’s kingdom. God bless.

  6. First,i want to say how much i appreciate endtime ministries. Recently,I have been thinking of the battle of Armageddon.There are many books,and even some movies made on the subject.One movie was made(i believe) in the mid 1990s about Armageddon being a comet headed towards earth and it seems many people have just a vague idea on the term Armageddon and because of this,i believe many will mistake the destruction of the 6th Trumpet war for Armageddon and many will be follow the antichrist.Thanks 4 you time.

  7. I have a question about revelation Chapter 8. I know in revelation Chapter 6 and 7, it talks about the seal, but when it reaches chapter 8 verse 1, it mentions the seven seal, then it talks about the trumpet, if 5 trumpets are already blown, could you explain why it mentions the 7th seal then the first trumpets. I know you guys say that the book of revelation is not in chronological order. I will appreciate your answer.

    • At this point in Revelation 8 John is transitioning to a different vision. We know this is the case because the 6th and 7th seals, the 7th trumpet, and the 7th vial all show the same event. The seals and trumpets could not end at the same event if the trumpets did not begin until the seals were finished. God bless.

  8. Love your show. Found it recently and am hooked! Please continue your TV ministry, God Bless you and your family for answering God’s call.
    Question: Does the Bible foretell WWI and WWII?

    • The bible too me says the rapture will occur after the sixth seal yet before the seventh seal due the testimony thru prophecy of the elders already in heaven in the seventh chapter of revelation. The confusion too me is the first resurrection the old testament saints were already resurrected (of the first fruits) scripture clearly says they went into the holy city and the folk that refuse the mark of the beast scripture will too by the blood of their testimony be of the first resurrection yet only the raptured folk are the folk the elders already in heaven are talking about too me is by scripture the timing of the rapture being before the signing of the covenant spoken of in daniel. The mid trib folk too me are confusing the reaping (akjv revelation chapter 14) with the rapture (akjv revelation chapter 7).

    • Germany, each of the four heads represents the number of times the nation has come into power right now the fourth head or the fourth reich is already in power; also the official symbol for Germany is the leopard, when God gave Daniel a vision of the kingdoms that will be here on earth when Christ returns he used symbols of those kingdoms so that we would know who they are; as for the rest of them the lion is England, the eagle’s wings is the US, the bear is Russia, and the unknown beast with 10 horns is the revived roman empire or the European Union, its also important to know that the antichrist will come from the fourth beast or roman empire as well.

  9. Pastor Baxter, I have a question, at Jesus 2 return the batle of armagedon takes place, ¿will the church be raptue at this time, or will the church return with Jesus to batle agains the army of the antichrist?

    • As The Lord begins descending at this time, the church will be raptured. We will meet The Lord in the air and ten accompany Him down to fight in the Battle of Armageddon. God bless.

  10. Hey, Irvin said in Daniel 11:35-45 is the Anti-Christ. In Daniel 11 it mentions the king of the North, isn’t that Russia? And in Revelation 13:2 the bear in the beast is Russia. In Daniel 11:44 it says and tidings of the East and North will trouble him, so if Russia the bear is part of the one world government how could Russia be against the Anti-Christ? I will be happy if you could answer. Thank you. The east in Daniel 11:44 is the Sam kings of the East in revelation 16:12, which is China?

    • Daniel 11 is not completely explained. It takes us through history but eventually we understand the king of the north to be the Antichrist. We do not know who the tiding out of the east and north refer to. Typically directions such as these correspond to the nation of Israel or Jerusalem but Russia is not the only entity north of Jerusalem. At this point we do not know who this refers to. In regards to the kings of the east, this probably refers to the Middle Eastern countries closer to Israel. I do not know if we can completely pin everything down at this time. God bless.

  11. In revelation 13 the beast is make up different animals, bear is Russia and they will come against Israel with the rule of the Anti-Christ, but in Ezekiel 38 Russia is mention as Gog, my question is Russia is in the one world government and then they form alliance with Persia, Libya, Gomer and Ethopi?

  12. Does scripture reveal erre will the Anticristo will come? And can you give me the parta of the bible were he is mentioned…

  13. call me crazy but I strongly feel armageddon has come.We see earthquakes on the scale of 5 and 8 and tornados a mile wide and men killing men. It is only a matter of days that we see our mountians crumble. I feel God has grown tired of sin in the world like Solom and Gomorrah.I strongly feel our governments must be destroyed and United States is going to be hit hard, as the thief in the night. We talk of war but no one sleeps with a watchful eye. Just like in the garden where Jesus was betrayed.In Ezekiel 37 it speaks of gog in which is Satan a father to lies and deception he cause our governments into war. Mass people are going to die as casualities of this war. We are sitting ducks of this war. Muslims verse Christainity and we are not living in peace or christ like. The time is now to stop sinning but the bible must be fulfilled prayer changes things and the road is a narrow passage and we are not prepared as a nation.A new earth shall exist and the meek and humble shall inherit it. Satan shall be lock up for one thousand years can we see him locked up?

    • The Bible does not specifically address the timing of the war in regards to the peace treaty but we tend to believe that it will happen first. We are not certain as there is no scripture for this stance but it would make more sense for things to happen that way. God bless.

  14. Could you explain Ezekiel 39:9- And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years. So if this is the same as Armageddon, Israel will be burning weapons for seven years?

    • Yes, the weapons and shields will burn for 7 years according to the Bible. It also states that people will learn war no more. So we see from scripture after the final battle, there will be no more war. God bless.

  15. Regarding Armageddon and Ezekiel 38,39. Armageddon is not mentioned in Ezekiel 38, 39. The armies from the north parts are come down against Israel to “take a spoil’. God intercepts them on the mountains of northern Israel. This army seems to consist of several different ethnic groups/bands of people. God sends confusion/delusion on these armies causing them to turn their weapons against each other. Plus God rains down “great hailstones”, fire and brimstone down on them and leaves only a sixth part of the original army alive to return back to the north parts. It seems that after God destroys the armies from the north parts that the nation of Israel goes about business as usual. They cleanse the land by burying the dead and gathering up the weapons which are use for fire for seven years. This does not seem to be the same event that is described in Rev. 19:11-21. Although in each event the fowls of the air are summoned to eat the flesh of the slain. In Ezekiel 39:17 the fowls and the beast of the earth are summoned whereas in Rev. 19:11-21 only the fowls are summoned. Joel 3:2 states that God will gather “all nations” down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Bible scholars place this “valley of Jehoshaphat” as being the valley that runs alone the east side of Jerusalem between the city and mount Olive. The “all nations” are represented by the ten kings of Rev.17:12-14 who give their power and strength unto the beast and make war with the Lamb.
    Could someone please comment with correcting and or supporting details.

    • Deward I totally agree with you. You have thoroughly explained Ezekiel 38 great job!! Mine was a abbreviated version. It is a terrible job but the Jews will need 7 months to cleanse the land. I do not think that Christ is coming to make the jews clean up the mess.

    • It’s clear that these wars end at the same event. Revelation 19:17-20 and Ezekiel 39:17-20 shows this to be true. The exact same details may not be found in these passages, but the same event certainly is. God also sends down hailstones at the battle of Armageddon, and we see this in Revelation 16. The army in Ezekiel does not cause controversy, because the army in Revelation is that of the one world government. So multiple nations will be a part of that. God bless.

      • Thanks DW – It seems I am lacking in “light” to be able to fully accept the statements regarding Rev. 19:17-20 and Exekiel 39:17-20. In Rev. 19 the beast and false prophet are taken and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. Verse 21states that the remnant (the armies of the ten kings) were slain. There seems to be no suvivors of the armies of the ten kings in the event of Rev. l9. Whereas one sixth of the armies from the north parts are left alive. Regarding the hailstones of Rev. 16. These being part of the seventh vial seem to fall on men in general not just the armies of the ten kings. Does one conclude that the seven vials are poured out prior to Rev. 19? And does one conclude that the armies from the north parts are part of the armies of the ten kings? Please comment on the burning of the weapons for seven years. Is this seven years prior to the seven years trbulation, during the tribulation years or after Rev. 19.

        • Russia will definitely be a part of the armies of the Antichrist, however, everyone in Russia will not be in the armies of the Antichrist. So the armies can be slain and a sixth of Russia can still exist. Daniel 7:12 shows us that these beasts, representing nations, will lose their dominion but continue on for a season and a time.

          Revelation 16:2, and 10 show us that the vials are poured out on those who have the mark of the beast, the seat of the Antichrist, and his kingdom. These people will be the recipients of the vials of the wrath of God.

          The vials of God’s wrath are poured out at the time of Armageddon. Revelation 19 is happening at the time of Armageddon.

          The burning of the weapons for seven years appears to happen after Armageddon and span on into the millennium. God bless.

  16. Was on another website, and it was saying that while the Pope was in W.D.C. in july of 2009 he had a private meeting with Obama, and was appointed as the Holy Roman Empire Emp., was woundering if you could confirm this as true, or if this is a false statment.

  17. I really enjoyed the emergency video that Irvin Baxter did and I know and believe we are so close to the end! So God bless your efforts and im praying for you all…. Also let me know other than financially how I could help your ministry.

    • Thanks for commenting Jeff! We covet your prayers. That is just as valuable as any monetary gift one can give. Also, it would be extremely beneficial if you shared the links to some of your favorite web pages here at endtime.com with all of your friends and of course tell them about us. Our desire is to reach everyone possible.

      Thanks again!

  18. Been following your ministry for about 3 months now & have also been following politics & have noticed that the time is very near for a war, was wondering if this next war will be Armegeddon. A little confused because it doesn’t seem like the time is right now for this war but it seems like it is close.
    In any case was wondering if there is another war like WWIII is this Armegeddon ?

    • We believe the next war to take place will be the 6th trumpet war of Revelation 9. This war occurs before the tribulation. As a result it is not the same war as Armageddon because Armageddon takes place at the end of the tribulation. If you have any other questions feel free to send an email to endtime@endtime.com. God bless.

  19. Hello,
    I watch cnn news every day and I notice that there are certain countries are leading to war. Is this what the bible prophecies in the the book of Revelation? Do you think that there will be a war soon and if U.S will get involved?

    • It does appear that the war talks that we are hearing of now could very well be what the Bible is speaking of in Revelation 9:13-21. It would not be a surprise if the war started this year but it may not. All we know is that the war must happen before the start of the tribulation. When it does start though it is extremely likely that the United States will be involved. The United States has been involved in previous world wars and taking into consideration our military power, it is difficult to believe that we will have no participation in the coming war.

        • There is no difference between the tribulation and the great tribulation. Those are two different names for the same event. The way that we know the 6th trumpet war starts before the tribulation is by following the progression of the trumpets in Revelation. The war takes place in Revelation 9. In Revelation 10 we find an angel standing with one foot on the land and on the sea declaring that time should be no longer. We find this same event back in Daniel 12 except we are given a time period of a time, times, and a half. This time period is 3 1/2 years and is used in reference to the tribulation. So the war happens in Revelation 9 and the tribulation begins in Revelation 10. This is why we see the outer court of the temple being trodden down of the Gentiles for 42 months, 3 1/2 years, at the beginning of Revelation 11.

          • Is not the seven years called tribulation and second half is called great trib? Did not Daniel’s seventy sevens call it the troubles or tribulation time of Jacob? That means every seven year period during that time is tribulation, right? The last seven is still yet to come. The focus of that time is mostly the second half, which is call great trib. right?

          • I do not believe that there is enough proof to say that the 70 weeks were times of tribulation. Referring specifically to the final 7 years, there is no indication that the entire 7 years are tribulation. There is no difference between the terms, “tribulation” and “great tribulation” as both are used to depict the final 3 ½ years. In Matthew 24:21 we see the great tribulation begins. In Matthew 24:29 it is only referred to as tribulation. However both of these are referring to the same 3 ½ year period. Matthew 24:15-21 shows that the tribulation begins after the abomination of desolation. The abomination of desolation occurs in the midst or middle of the 7 years. That only leaves 3 ½ years for the tribulation. Daniel 7:25, Daniel 12:7, Revelation 11:1-2, Revelation 12:6, Revelation 12:14, and Revelation 13:5 all support a 3 1/2 year tribulation.