Friday, September 25, 2020

Daily Devotion: The Battle of Armageddon

Bible Reading: Joel 3:9-17

Key Verse: Verse 17 - “So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

Key Words: So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God

Joel, chapter 3, is a reference to the last battle on earth. We know it as the Battle of Armageddon. This battle will take place in the valley of Megiddo.

This battle is also a further fulfillment of the promise that God gave in Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

These words were spoken by the Lord to the serpent, Old Satan himself. Here is the promise that Satan’s head will be bruised, and all Satan can do is bruise Jesus’ heel. When a person’s heel is bruised, it causes pain; but it does not bring death. But when you bruise the head, you destroy the person.

Someone has said that the great purpose of the Battle of Armageddon will be to attempt to annihilate Christ. Satan has always wanted the rulership of this earth, but the rulership has been promised to the Son of God (I Corinthians 10:26, 28). Satan has on many occasions attempted to do away with Christ.

His first attempt was made through Herod, who had all the children up to two years of age slain in an effort to kill the Christ Child. The second attempt made by Satan was in Matthew 4, when he took Christ up to the pinnacle of the temple and urged Him to jump off. The third effort was made through the Pharisees, who tried to have Christ stoned to death (John 8:59). The fourth attempt was made by having Christ condemned by the Sanhedrin and crucified. The final attempt is in the Battle of Armageddon, and Satan will fail.

To God be the glory! We are on the winning side!

What to do:
✞ Are you on the winning side? Have you accepted Christ as your Savior? If not, do so today.
✞ If you are saved, are you living for God? Now, I mean really living for God 1) soul-winning, 2) demonstrating God’s love, joy, and peace, and 3) can others see Jesus in you?

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