After being relentlessly pounded by the wrath of God, the Antichrist and the rest of the world will oppose Jesus at the Battle of Armageddon, an event which is mentioned several times in Revelation, specifically Revelation 16:12, 14, 16 and 19:19. Of course, the Battle of Armageddon will be more of an execution than a battle.
In Daniel 9:26, an angel told Daniel that until the end, there would be war. In previous videos, we discussed that this war will begin with the Antichrist’s invasion of Jerusalem, halfway through Daniel’s 70th Week. The Great Tribulation will be underway. The Antichrist will destroy Babylon the Great, kill Christians and go forth to conquer many nations.
At some point, many nations surrounding Israel will gather in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, according to Joel 3:2, 12-14. Zechariah 14:2-3 prophesies that they will attack the Jews in and around Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish people will be exiled. During the Day of the Lord, Christ will physically return to destroy the armies gathered in the Valley of Jehoshaphat and at Bozrah, which is in southern modern-day Jordan. For more on this rescue event in Bozrah, check out Isaiah 34:1-8 and Isaiah 63:1-6.
Anyway, as a result of the invasion of Jerusalem and the Battle of Jehoshaphat, Zechariah 13:8-9 prophesies that two-thirds of Israel will die, but one-third will be refined by fire and they will call upon the Lord. Finally, this war will end at Armageddon. In Ezekiel 39:17-18, when the Lord destroys the Antichrist, He will invite birds and wild animals to gather upon the mountains of Israel to eat flesh and drink blood. In Revelation 19:17-18, an angel invites birds to “Come, assemble for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings.”
Although the Antichrist will make a large encampment near Mount Zion, when he heads north to the Valley of Jezreel, Daniel 11:45 says that he will come to his end and none of his allies will be able to help him. In fact, while the nations of the earth and the Antichrist are going to join forces against King Jesus, Revelation 19:19 says they will all be destroyed.
The Antichrist will be slain and then he will be resurrected and thrown alive into the Lake of Fire with the False Prophet. Revelation 19:21 says that everybody else who joined the fight will be slain by the sword of Christ’s mouth, and the birds will gorge themselves on the flesh of the dead. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys.