June 26, 2012
Can you imagine standing in the very place where Jesus predicted that the future World War battle for the planet would happen? You can overlook the valley if you join Melodee and I for these 10 Life-Changing Days in Israel!
The spacious Jezreel Valley (pictured above) spreads out to the north and east from Mount Carmel, providing convenient passage for international travelers in ancient times. The fertile alluvial soil makes this the country’s breadbasket as well. The Bible speaks of the gathering of armies in this valley at the place of Armageddon.
The Bible teaching about the Battle of Armageddon is one of tragedy, evil, destruction – but of the ultimate victory of good over evil. It is pictured in the Bible as the final world war that will play out on the earth in the plains of Esdraelon near the city of Megiddo in central Israel (Revelation 16:16).
This horrific Battle of Armageddon is described in Revelation 19:11-20:3 and Ezekiel 38:17-39:29. It is graphic, brutal, and ends with utter bloody destruction of the forces of evil. The evil ones will assemble in battle formation, tensely waiting to engage their enemy (Revelation 19:19).
The battle will start with Christ descending from heaven with the armies of heaven, which are evidently angels, and others (cf. 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Matthew 24:29-31). Guns are fired, missiles launched, fighter planes dispatched, artillery belches fire and lead, and the two sides will engage with deafening ferocity.
Then Jesus opens up His salvos, “A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS
AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15–16, HCSB)
The Battle of Armageddon is quickly over. The cries of the dying and the stench of the dead fill the air. The birds will be called to eat of the flesh of dead bodies. In fact, it will take over seven months to bury the dead (Ezekiel 38:12). The devastation of evil will be utter and complete. (Dr. Willis and Esmie Newman)
Melodee and I want to invite you to join us on this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime trip. Don’t miss this opportunity! God wants to transform your life like He has done to us!
This is a 10-day trip leaving February 18th, 2013. We have made it easy for you to join us with a choice of departures cities across the country: You can choose to leave from Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.
Details and a brochure with all the details are located at this link. We encourage you to get your deposit in while space is still available!
Melodee and I are here to answer all of your questions! You can email us at: pastormatt [@] eaglesinleadership.org
We look forward to praying with you in Israel in February!