The real meaning of Armageddon

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The meaning of the term “ARMAGEDDON” which is now a common term in Zambia, on Radios,Social Media etc. Just last week when I was coming from Roma Parish where I went to assist a Certain Choir in Playing a Guitar during St Cecilia Festivals, I met a group of Jehovah’s Witness and they stopped me, offered me an Awake with a big headin “ARMAGEDDON”, and they explained to me what they thought it means. They even encouraged me to go and read the Awake and fully understand the meaning. I didnt want to argue with them, because I could have disturbed their mission, because they think that they have fully understand Jesus’ command (Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News…) better than others, and so even with wrong data they are up majestically preaching. They really enjoy giving false data, though they don’t realise its false data.I have seen now they have being given those tuma plamu like stands with wheels where they display their books as they await whom to porch next and feed them with their information.
Anyway, according to what they said, “ARMAGEDDON” means the Wars between God and Humans. They said that soon there will be War between God and Humans because of human weakenedness and they even quoted from the Book of Revelation to justify their explanation.
Just yesterday I a Member Of Parliament said “ARMAGEDDON” means mother of Wars, he even emphasized, that it means that. The MP said, it was a term UPND leader issued that when they lose elections, they cause ARMAGEDDON and hence all the happenenings in nation are referred to that statement that was issued by UPNDs. I dont want to mention the name of the, we are under TSOE and you can find yourself ku Kamwala Prison.
It is in this regard that I thought of sharing with you the real meaning of this now abused word in Zambia “ARMAGEDDON.”
The Term ARMAGEDDON is a Biblical term in the first place, not as in quotation but as in events that happened there are linked to Biblical happenings. In order to understand this you need to hold the Map of the Map attached to this article and that is the Map of the Africa at its far end and the Map of Europe at its beginning. Between these two maps, is an area known as the FERTILE CRESCENT, which is a common term in many books. On the map, its that Brown area or the Coffee like area. What the Fertile Crescent does is it links two very large rivers; River NILE and TIGRIS and EUPHRATES. These two river basins provide fertility, so the areas Nile Delta and Tigris and Euphrates or Mesopotamia as it was called were very fertile areas. By the way Mesopotamia means the middle of the rivers, and its the land between Tigris and Euphrates.
In the ancient world these two.fertile areas were the centre of power. These were the east and west world powers of the ancient world. So all of the story in the Old Testament is the struggle between these two world powers, between Egypt and other sorrounding areas like Assyria, Babylon, which modern Iraq and Iran. You also have to note that in between these two world powers was the PROMISED LAND.
Now, what used to happen is that when these two world powers attack each other, had to travel through a narrow land between them (the land linkng the two maps in the picture.) This is because After Egypt, area that followed was a desert and hence they couldn’t be attacked or attack through the sea because after that came the desert before reaching Egypt, and you know what it means to be in desert. And so people had no any other option, they had to cross through that Narrow Road. And today there is a common saying in Israel “If you will live in the middle of Israel, you are bound to runnerovers.” And thats what exactly was happening, there were constantly runnerovers.In the times of Jesus there were runnerovers by the Romans, before that there runnerovers by the Greeks, Syrians etc
Also to note is that the Road from Europe to Arabia comes down through that Corridor and also the road from Africa to Asia goes through that Corridor. In detailed explaination I can say that the road from Europe comes down the coast and it crosses the plain of the dry land, then then comes down the Jordan Valley and finally down to Arabia. On the other hand the road from Africa goes up the coast of the plain, crosses the same plain of the dry land of Jezreel, goes up Capernaum, into Damascus, then India finally China.
And so that arrangement means that is one point at which these two roads converge or meet, and that point is what they used to call the CROSSROAD of the world. Accidentally the CROSSROAD of the worlds was at a Little Hill called MEGIDDO. And the Hill of MEGGIDO in Hebrew is ARMAGEDDON and that is why most wars occured there, because it was there only meeting point. If Assyrians want to.go to Arabia they had to pass through that crossroad, if Africans wanted to go to Damascus of Syria, they had to pass through that Crossroad. And so it happend that two nationalities who were enemies of eacg meet at point, the end result was war. Sometimes Natinalities would go and camp at this Hill for months just to wait for other nations to cross and then war would be the end result. In Zambian thinking, the place was like Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, where you see in different Nationalities come in and go. But am not saying go there and camp and wait for your enemies, you will be arrested. And so the wars that happened were called MEGIDDO or ARMAGEDDON because of that Hill. Just like here if a war was to erupt between two nations at Kenneth Kaunda airports, people would called it War of Kenneth Kaunda lol. So that is the meaning of ARMAGEDDON.
In Biblical meaning or interpretation we can say that God planted his people at the Crossroads of the world where everybody could see.them and that is why sometimes the place is called GALILEE OF THE NATIONS and it was at this area that Jesus grew up. It was there that people could see God`s Blessings and also cursing.
That’s what ARMAGEDDON means, and not what my brothers and sisters in Jackets Ba Jehovah’s were busy mispreaching to me last week.
Now I have see and heard from members of the public including the Special Assistant to the President Amos Chanda, the MP etc that UPND said they will cause ARMAGEDDON. Whatever they meant I don’t know, they may call it ARMAGEDDON, but its not because litarally speaking we don’t have a Hill Of MEGIDDO in Zambia… If it happens that the happenings are as result of them, then we can correct them that maybe they change it. Anyway that was a light moment, as everything is still under investigation, and hopefully it shouldn’t come out that fires are as a result of that… We still need One Zambia One Nation.
Lastly, thats the meaning of ARMAGEDDON for those who dont know, otherwise it was very disappointing to hear from an MP misleading the public that it means Mother of Wars, which wars? Do we have many wars in Zambia for us to.say we now have a Mother of War in the Gutting of City Market? No, we have being a peaceful nation and thats what we are known for. Let us not mislead the public and foreigners over this, many people do hear what we say and write.
Thank you.
AUTHOR: Ndine – Hagra J Tembo

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10 Responses to The real meaning of Armageddon

  1. thanks knowledge is power. that why close of grade 12 was introduced in politics but we need to move to degree.

    openess
    July 13, 2017 at 9:45 am
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  2. But was the person who said there will be ARMAGEDDON thought in the lines you have written this article. To me this meaning is baseless because it does not have any bearing to what was meant when it was mentioned. So please do not confuse people more. The word Megiddo was not really a mountain but was hilly placed caused by people building on the same place so many times. This was also a place where ancient battles used to take place like the one in the 15th century BC and the other one in 609 BC. So literally, ARMAGEDDON, is associated with wars as it talks about a location where wars used to take place. And this is exactly what the person who said it meant; WAR!!!

    Dikky K P
    July 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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  3. In Israel we hear of Mount Moriyah, Mount Hermon, Mount of Olives, Mount Meggido etc. But non of the above are really mountains in literal sense. They are just hills which have been refered to as mountains and we must not argue why. The fact is there is no real mountain in Israel.

    In the Hebrew language, the Engish word mountain is ‘Har’. So in the original Hebrew bible this mountain was correctly written as ‘ Har-Meggido’ meaning ‘Mount Meggido’. So what we read as ‘Armaggedon’ today are actually two Hebrew words as ‘Har (Mountain) plus Meggido (name of mountain).

    As the writter from the ‘Bene Tembo clan’ of the tribe of Yudah has rightly put it, this mountain was host to the most brutal wars in ancient history.

    Jerabo
    July 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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  4. Illiteracy is the biggest problem of PF supporters?

    The Political Sycophant
    July 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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  5. It’s a shame that you don’t know a simple symbolic term Armageddon, Har Meghid•dohnʹ, meaning “Mountain of Megiddo.” Means WAR

    jere
    July 14, 2017 at 9:58 am
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  6. Hagra J Tembo you lying. HH said there will be Armageddon if PF rigs the election. He didn’t say if they lose elections.

    John
    July 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    • And what we are experiencing where the whole government and the presidency’s concentration is dealing with one man instead of the economy. instead of channeling millions of dollars into programs that will help the masses, they are busy buying arms and spending millions on the police because of Armagedon. But Armagedon was caused by rigging. The president(?) is confused and paranoid hence declaring the SOE. Government is paralysed because of rigging the election and that is what HH warned.

      John
      July 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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  7. The author has only explained the meaning of the word Armageddon. How ever you have to read and understand biblical prophecy to understand that the battle of Armageddon is the final war that will take place between the Antichrist and the the army of the Lord Jesus. This will take place at a hill called Megiddo and Christ will become victorious to put an end to the reign of the anti Christ. Revelation chapters 14, 16, 17 and 19 describe Armageddon as a place of great slaughter where troops will be gathered, assembled and pressed together. At Armageddon Christ will come in all of His wrath and glory with His army following Him on white horses. Jesus is pictured here as a man of war, judging in righteousness with the sword of His mouth. Jesus will deliver Israel from destruction by the Antichrist. This will happen in final seven week as mentioned in Daniel 9:24-27

    cs
    July 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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  8. Bauze, but because of hate they deliberately mislead people to mean mother of wars. It is dangerous to be partially literate.

    Prince Mande
    July 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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  9. noun: Armageddon; plural noun: Armageddons
    1. (in the New Testament) the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgment.
    o a biblical hill of Megiddo, an archaeological site on the plain of Esdraelon, south of present-day Haifa in Israel.
    o the place where the last battle between good and evil will be fought.
    o a dramatic and catastrophic conflict, typically seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race.
    “” Armageddonnoun [ S or U ]
    uk /ˌɑː.məˈɡed.ən/ us /ˌɑːr.məˈɡed.ən/

    a final war between good and evil at the end of the world, as described in the Bible

    an event of great destruction:
    Armageddon [N] [E] [H] [S]
    A name occurring only once in the Bible and designating the place where the last great battle of the ages will take place ( Rev 16:16 ). It will coincide with the second coming of Christ ( Rev 16:15 ) and there all of the hosts of evil will be defeated ( Rev 19:11-21 ).
    Armageddon is a Hebrew word, although it does not occur in the Old Testament. Its meaning is not exactly clear, but it is best taken to mean Mount Megiddo, since “Har” in Hebrew means mountain and “Mageddon” is the place-name of Megiddo.
    In Old Testament history Megiddo was a place of numerous decisive battles because of the broad plain that stood before it. Deborah and Barak defeated Sisera and his Canaanite army there (Judges 4-5), Gideon drove off the Midianites and Amalekites ( Judges 6 ), Saul and the army of Israel were defeated because of their failure to trust in God ( 1 Sam 31 ), and the Egyptian army under Pharaoh Neco killed Josiah, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 23:29 ). Although these decisive battles were fought before Megiddo, the place-name never became fixed in Jewish tradition as designating the place of decisive battle. However, given the fact that it was such a place, it is natural that John should use it to locate the final great battle on earth.
    Some interpreters take John’s designation literally, expecting the armies of the earth to gather against God in the endtimes below the remains of Old Testament Megiddo; others see in it a more figurative element. They point out that Megiddo was not really a mountain at all and that the battle will take place in the plain. Perhaps John designated it Mount Megiddo as a clue to its symbolic meaning, drawing together the historic place of conflict in Israel’s history with the prophecies of Ezekiel that speak of the great eschatological conflict taking place in the mountains of Israel ( Ezekiel 39:2 Ezekiel 39:4 Ezekiel 39:17 ).
    In any case, John sees the final triumph of God at Armageddon and offers that to the persecuted Christians as a word of comfort and hope that evil will not win, but is doomed to ultimate destruction.
    What Does the Bible Say About Armageddon?
    Posted on Sep 27, 2002 by Good News Estimated reading time: 1 minute
    It’s a common term that most people use to mean “the end of the world,” but it’s true meaning is a little bit different.
    The Bible mentions Armageddon only once, in Revelation 16:16: “And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” The Greek word Armageddon comes from two Hebrew words: Har Megiddo, meaning “the hill of Megiddo.”
    The common (but misleading) notion is that Armageddon will be the last, climactic battle to be fought on earth between the powers of good and evil. However, this is not quite right in several crucial respects.
    Armageddon—or more likely the large broad Valley of Jezreel, or Esdraelon, which Megiddo overlooks—will in fact be the staging area for the final great battle of this age, but not the site of the battle itself. That is set not at Meggido but in the Valley of Jehoshaphat—commonly reckoned to be the Kidron Valley, immediately adjacent to Jerusalem (see Joel 3:2; Joel 3:9-16).
    Notwithstanding the popular concept of the Battle of Armageddon, the Bible makes no specific prediction for a war fought at Armageddon between two human armies precisely at Christ’s return. However, the Bible does say that the armies of the East and West will be drawn to the infamous valley by lying demons (Revelation 16:14). From there they will march to Jerusalem. There they will fight the returning Jesus Christ (Revelation 14:14-20; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:11-21; Joel 3:12-14).
    FROM THE EXPLANATIONS MADE ABOVE, IT IS VERY CLEAR AND I AGREE WITH THE JEHOVAH`S WITNESSES THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BIBLE, “ARMAGEDDON” means the War of God against wicked system of things. So please do not confuse people.

    ngolofwana longwani
    July 17, 2017 at 8:47 am
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