The Siege of Armageddon
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem” – (Zech.12:2).
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then knew that the desolation thereof is nigh” – (Lk.21:20).
The Lord Jesus gave us a double prophecy in (Lk.21), foretelling both the siege and destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Titus in A.D. 70 and the siege by the last Roman Emperor, Antichrist, soon to come at the end of the Great Tribulation – the siege of Armageddon.
A siege is a prolonged military blockade of a city to force it to surrender. The purpose of the siege was to take away the advantage of the city’s defensive walls by cutting off its supplies and contacts from the outside. Without supplies, especially water, the defending city would be forced to surrender or to attack the besieging army. A siege could continue for many months or even years – (The siege of Leningrad in Russia by the Germans in WWII lasted 900 days).
All of Israel will be surrounded and besieged by the armies of all the nations of the world under command of the President-Antichrist of the U.S.A. Half of Jerusalem shall be taken, and the houses rifled (and that means rifle bullets also), and the women raped, and then the Lord Jesus returns from Heaven with His army of saints and delivers the remnant of Israel. “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). Two thirds of Israel will die (that’s 666%) while only one third survives. “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: They shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say, the Lord is my God” – ( Zech.13:8,9). They will be saved from a fiery nuclear holocaust and a world aflame.
When they are besieged by Antichrist, one third of the Jews call upon the Lord Jesus to save them, both physically and spiritually, and Christ does so. “…if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land… Then what prayer… shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when everyone shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spend forth his hands in this house: Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men) – (2 Chr.6:28-30). Again – “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” – (Rom.11:26). ‘Deliverer’ is a title of the Lord Jesus – “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” – (Acts 2:21).
The Tribulation is the Day of God’s vengeance upon all unbelievers who rejected Christ and He told the Jews of His day – “it shall be more tolerable for the Land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee” – (Mt.11:24). There is a modern-day town called Sodom today on the shore of the Dead Sea in Israel and wicked Israel has made the abominable sin of sodomy legal in Israel and there will be a lot of dead Jews because of it. Sodom was the world’s example to all others that will live the homosexual life style – “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly: and delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked” – (2 Pet.2:6,7). Don’t cast your bal-lot in favor of sodomy: don’t cast your Lot with the wicked – “Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: my son, walk not thou in the way with them: refrain thy foot from their path” – (Prov.1:14,15). Be like just Lot – flee from sodomy.
If you’re not saved and born again, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abideth upon you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36).
Pastor Mike Storti
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