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The End Times

The Final Battle

Revelation 19:11-21 (see also vss. 14:14-20) describes the return of Christ to the earth in His second coming. Jesus will come as a warrior. After He defeats Satan (the dragon), Antichrist (the beast), and his army in the valley of Armageddon (vs. 16:16), the Lord will plant His feet on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. This will be the greatest battle of all time. The army of the Antichrist that will be killed numbers two hundred million (vss. 9:13-16). The Antichrist and the false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire (vs. 19:20). This battle will mark the end of the Great Tribulation. Then "the Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Matthew 13:41-43).