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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Narrow Gate

Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.”-Matthew 7:13,14

Those were Jesus words in the Sermon of the Mount, the most important talk he gave to his disciples while he was on Earth as a man.
I have mentioned before the significance of the number 18 in my calculations of the Start of Armageddon, now lest read this information found in the Watchtower Magazine of May 15th of 1990.

Around that time is when I had the 2 Visions of the Start of Armageddon, and its aftermath.

                                                              Where Will It Take Place? (Armageddon)

Since the term “Armageddon” comes from a Hebrew expression meaning “Mountain of Megiddo,” some may conclude that this war will be fought on a lofty eminence bearing that name. However, there never was a mountain named Megiddo. Some 60 miles [100 km] northwest of Jerusalem there was a hill town, or city, called Megiddo, but only a mound about 70 feet [20 m] high now marks its site.—Joshua 17:11.

That ancient city overlooked “the valley plain of Megiddo.” (2 Chronicles 35:22) Associating Armageddon (or Har–Magedon) with that vicinity is apropos because it was the location of decisive battles. For instance, there God enabled Judge Barak to inflict a crushing blow upon Canaanite king Jabin and his military forces commanded by Sisera. (Judges 4:12-24; 5:19, 20) In that vicinity Gideon and his small band routed the Midianites. (Judges 7:1–8:35) There too Kings Ahaziah and Josiah were killed.—2 Kings 9:27; 23:29,30.

It is noteworthy, however, that this valley plain, also called the Plain of Esdraelon, is only 20 miles [32 km] long and 18 miles [29 km] wide at its eastern end. The kings of the entire inhabited earth and their military forces could never fit into such a small area. Besides that, neither a mound (the tell of Megiddo) nor a plain is a mountain. Clearly, then, Armageddon will not be confined to some mountainous location in the Middle East. Rather, Armageddon (or Har–Magedon) is symbolic of a worldwide situation, although it draws some of its significance from Megiddo and what took place in that area.”

-As you can see that place was 18 miles wide, too narrow for the entire inhabited Earth, in the Vision of the Start of Armageddon I saw a wide long line of people resembling a broad and spacious road where most people were their deaths.

Choose the narrow gate that leads to salvation!


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