Jesus Christ Defeats The Antichrist And His Armies
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords” (Revelation 19:16). It’s a false allusion within humanity to think that a sinful human can bring a lasting peace on planet earth. For thousands of years mankind has tried every experiment within the mind of humanity to bring about a righteous and good government that will bring peace on this earth—all have totally failed! There is major corruption and deceit within the administrations of every government that exists on this earth. Why? Because every human on earth is a natural born sinner. We are fooling ourselves when we think some human leader can solve the problems of any nation, much less the entire world. Someday Jesus Christ will defeat Satan, the Antichrist, the false prophet, and all the other world leaders, and set up His earthly kingdom on this earth. At that time Jesus Christ will take total control of His earth and there will be a good, wise, and righteous government that will bring peace on this earth (Read Isaiah 11:1-10).
“Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God” (Revelation 19:17). This angel might be brighter than the sun. This great supper will happen in the Valley of Megiddo in Israel. Israel is located between Europe, Asia, and Africa, on the migratory path of over 500 species of birds that make up the estimated 500 million birds that come to the Hula Valley, the Sea of Galilee area in Israel, for food and rest. That area is part of the Great Rift Valley which stretches from Northern Syria to Central Mozambique Africa, and has thermal currents that birds can ride on from central Africa to Europe. The Hula and Negev fall migration festival attracts bird watchers from all over the world. The birds know the way, all the angel has to do is call them to come to the great supper of the great God.
“That you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great” (Revelation 19:18). When God’s wrath comes upon these armies of unbelievers in the land of Israel He will give their dead bodies to the birds to eat (Read Isaiah 34:5-7). But their death isn’t their eternal judgment; that will happen at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). This will be the end of all sinful human rulers on this earth. Most of the human race have lived to please their own fleshly desires, and now God’s patience is at an end. The people who have allowed their fleshly desires to rule their life will meet a sudden and violent death. At that time in the future every living person on this earth that has rejected Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will suffer the consequences of God’s wrath.
“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army” (Revelation 19:19). The psalmist wrote, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure” (Psalm 2:1-5). God laughs at the foolishness of sinful mankind’s attempt to go to war against Him. It’s hard for me to comprehend the foolishness of a human who thinks he/she can win an argument or battle with the God who spoke His universe into existence, and created mankind. “Woe to him who strives with his Maker!” (Isaiah 45:9).
“Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Revelation 19:20). Jesus Christ’s enemies killed Him when He came in humility to fulfill God’s plan that He die for the salvation of sinners (John 1:29). Now He is executing His enemies. Daniel wrote, “I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame” (Daniel 7:11). John says they were cast into the lake of fire alive. It’s possible that their bodies are killed and their spirits go alive into the lake of fire. There are many things in Revelation we don’t understand completely; but the Lord knows the answer!
“And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh” (Revelation 19:21). Jesus Christ speaks and the battle is won. He spoke to the fig tree and it withered; He spoke to the wind and sea and they calmed; He spoke to the demons that controlled a man and they fled; He spoke to sickness and it was healed; He spoke to death and Lazarus arose from the dead. Jesus Christ speaks and the Antichrist and the false prophet are cast into the eternal lake of fire, their armies are killed, and the birds were filled with their flesh! God says, “There is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand” (Deuteronomy 32:39).
“For the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever” (1 Chronicles 28:9). Every person’s eternal destiny is their choice!