Jesus, Barak and Armageddon


“And Sisera gathered together all his chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him… So Barak went down from Mt. Tabor, and ten thousand men after him. And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword… But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host… and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left” – (Jud.4:13,15,16).


“The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera” – (Jud.5:19,20).


   During the time of Judges, one of the judges named Deborah summoned Barak, a mighty man of Israel, to raise up a Jewish army of 10,000 men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulon. They were to fight against Jabin, King of the Canaanites, and his general Sisera. Israel had turned their back on the Lord and were given into Jabin’s hand and he oppressed them severely for 20 years. Barak’s little army, seizing the opportunity of a providential storm, boldly routed the Canaanite army and killed everyone of them. Barak’s army apparently had no weapons and showed great faith – (ch.5:8).


   Barak was a mighty general of Israel, but it was the Lord who won the battle for them as He did at the Red Sea against the Egyptians when Israel was redeemed from Egyptian bondage. “So God subdued on that day Jabin the King of Canaan before the children of Israel” – (Jud.4:23). “They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera” – (Jud.5:20). The battle was by the Almighty and it took place at Armageddon and it is a type of the final battle of Armageddon soon to come – “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God almighty. Behold I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth… and he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” – (Rev.16:14-16).


   As in the first battle of Armageddon under Barak, the Lord fought for Israel, so it will be at the final battle of Armageddon when the Lord Jesus fights for Israel and defeats the Antichrist-Beast. The battle is the Lord’s as Christ returns as a man of war on a white horse from heaven leading His army of saints and angels on white horses. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” – (Rev.19:11-16 and 19,20).


   Here we see in the detail the Lord Jesus coming in power and great glory like lightning from heaven (Mt.24:27) defeating the Emperor Beast and his kings at the battle of Armageddon, of which Barak in (Jud.4 and 5) was but a type. Are you watching today as we are coming so near to this final battle? Muslims say their false prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven on a white horse that had eagle’s wings. The horse’s name was ‘Barak’ or ‘Baraqmeaning ‘lightning.’ In a few months, a man with the Muslim name of Barack Hussein Obama, may become a president of the U.S. and command the mightiest military in world history. It is written of Antichrist – “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer” – (Rev.6:2). For all of us saints who have the Holy Spirit of truth in them, God is showing us with the name (Barak) that the last battle of Armageddon looms very close. Are you watching?


   Have you been watching EhudBarak, a leader in Israel and a former general and prime minister? God has raised him up in these end days with the name of Barak for a purpose; to show us born again saints that the rapture and the Tribulation and the second coming of Christ from heaven as a man of war is near. Ehud Barak was born in Israel in a Kibbutz in 1942 and was named after the biblical general and military hero Barak. He enjoyed an illustrious 36 year career in the Israeli army and left as its most decorated soldier. He rose to the very top in 1991 when he was appointed chief of staff. He then entered polities and became prime minister in 1999. He is now Israel’s minister of defense in Ehud Olmert’s government in 2008. Certainly we can see Barak the mighty general in the first battle of Armageddon and the soon coming final battle of Armageddon.


   And it’s entirely possible that in the near future we may have both the president of the U.S. and the P.M. of Israel with the names ‘Barak.’ Do you have the Spirit of truth in you so that you can discern these end times? “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searchest all things, yea, the deep things of God. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” – (I Cor.2:10,14). Yes – Barak and Armageddon – coming soon. Surely it’s very possible that president Barack will soon have his fingers on the buttons of a nuclear Armageddon. So many people have not had their spiritual eyes opened by getting saved and born again – they are spiritually blind.


   The religious leaders at Jesus’ first coming had no spiritual discernment concerning the signs of the times and neither do most religious leaders today. “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came and tempting him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto me, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times” – (Mt.16:1-3). All the unsaved man cares about as far as heaven is concerned are the weather signs. They read and listen to the weather reports and prophesy about the weather but they know nothing about Christ’s coming: they didn’t at His first coming and they don’t today. The second coming of Christ is characterized by – “The sign of the Son of man in heaven” – (Mt.24:30).


   The whole chap. of (Mt.24) is about the signs of Christ’s coming and the end of the world – (Mt.24:3). And the natural man cares only about the weather signs and not about the signs of Christ’s return to earth. They have physical eyes, but they are spiritually blind and have no spiritual discernment. The blessed hope and glorious appearing of Christ in the heavens as the King of Kings and commander-in-chief and a man of war, leading His heavenly cavalry of saints, they care nothing about and never talk about it. They care only about Barack Obama and nothing about the Barak in the Bible at the first battle of Armageddon, and so they can’t discern the spiritual times of today. Barak and Armageddon means nothing to them and so they blindly follow Barack Obama straight to Armageddon. “Except a man be born again, he cannot ‘see’ the kingdom of God” – (Jn.3:3) – He’s spiritually blind.


   I wonder if the two Barak’s will be there in Israel when the last battle of Armageddon takes place? Will Ehud Barak be prime minister or Defense Minister in charge of Israel’s Armed Forces when all the nations of the world are gathered together against her? Will Barack Obama be the Antichrist-Beast leading the nations against Israel and fighting against Jesus’ second coming? Will Jesus deliver Israel under command of another Barak at the last battle of Armageddon as He did at the first battle of Armageddon? “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle” – (Zech.14:2,3). “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” – (Rom.11:26). Yes – Jesus, Barak and Armageddon.


   Then there will be peace on earth – “And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” – (Is.2:4). Earth will lay down its arms and enjoy a 1000 year armistice. The first three letters of Arm-ageddon spell ‘arm’ and signify arms (weapons) and army and armament and armory and armed forces.


   Have you made your peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ? Christ on the cross is God’s peace offering for sinners to be at peace with God instead of being an enemy. Christ is the Prince of Peace and He loved you and died on the cross to be your Savior. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in giving His beloved Son to shed His precious blood for you. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new born against creature in Christ. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17).


   Be a winner in life by conquering your death and receiving eternal life through Christ – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23). If you ‘win Christ’ – (Philip 3:8) you’re a winner: if you don’t you’ll lose your soul and be a loser in the lake of fire. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” – (I Jn.5:11).


Be a winner on Christ’s side at Armageddon.


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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