The word Armageddon comes from a Hebrew word Har-Magedone, which means Mount Megiddo and has become synonymous with the future battle in which God will intervene and destroy the armies of the Antichrist as predicted in biblical prophecy (Revelation 16:16; 20:1-3, 7-10).
There will be a multitude of people engaged in the battle of Armageddon, as all the nations gather together to fight against Christ and his angels.
The exact location of the valley of Armageddon is unclear. According to geographical studies there is no mountain called Meggido. However, since “Har” can also mean hill, the most likely location is the hill country surrounding the plain of Meggido, some sixty miles north of Jerusalem.
The area of Megiddo (The Valley of Armageddon) has a long history of wars. During the past 4000 years — from 2350 BC right up until the 1973 AD more than 200 battles have occurred in that area.
The plain of Megiddo and the nearby plain of Esdraelon will be the focal point for the battle of Armageddon, which will rage the entire length of Israel as far south as the Edomite city of Bozrah (Isaiah 63:1).
Because of this history, the valley of Armageddon became a symbol of the final conflict between God and the forces of evil. The word Armageddon only occurs in Revelation 16:16, Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. This speaks of the kings who are loyal to the Antichrist gathering together for a final assault on Israel.
At Armageddon the cup filled with the wine of the fury of [God`s] wrath (Revelation 16:19) will be delivered, and the Antichrist and his followers will be overthrown and defeated.
Armageddon has become a general term that refers to the end of the world, not just exclusively to a battle that takes place in the plain of Megiddo.
May the grace of God be upon you always.
Pastor Andy Anderson
Celestial Grace Ministry