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Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages

by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B Jenkins, Jerry B. Jenkins, Jerry B. Jenkins

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Series: Left Behind (11)

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Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. Suspense. HTML:2004 Christy Award finalist!
The scattered Tribulation Force is drawn toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages.
During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe and the world has become a powder keg of danger. Except for those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as the Antichrist ratchets up the pressure in the world's most treacherous game.
As the Trib Force waits for the coming of Christ, Chloe Williams is drawn out of the safe house to investigate something suspicious. Buck and Tsion travel to Jerusalem while Nicolae Carpathia orders an attack on the city, and Rayford becomes seriously injured outside Petra. Who will survive Armageddon?
A repackage of the eleventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.
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2-stars...not because I don’t believe, but for the fact that the name of the book was “Armageddon”, and it was anything but Armageddon. The first three-quarters of the book was mainly about one of the original characters, Chloe, getting captured and killed by Carpathia’s GC forces and a newly rescued Christian insurgent from New Babylon getting rescued and falling in love with another at Petra. When it was time for Armageddon, the authors just barely touched on the planning and fighting. Lost quite a few main characters by now, but I didn't really care because I still feel no connection to them, even after reading about them through 11 books.

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**spoilers below**

I personally thought the Armageddon War was to occur before the Rapture, and at that, the way things are going here in the U.S. lately, I really thought maybe it would be here on American soil. Now, I haven’t yet compared the timing of the events in this book with the Book of Revelations in the Bible. But, according to the Left Behind novels, World War III and the Armageddon War will both occur after the Rapture and sometime during the seven years of Tribulation, and in the Middle East at the New Babylon.

Revelations 18:1-5 - “After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird. For by the wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her wantonness. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Chang Wong, and any other Christ believers hiding out in the area, MUST leave New Babylon now before God dishes out a double fold of punishment and judgment on New Babylon. With pitch blackness continuing over the compound, now couldn't be a better time for Chang to escape to Petra.

Rayford and a couple of others take this opportunity to fly in and help Chang load up his computers and other needed equipment. They happen to stumble on about 6 other German Christian insurgents in hiding who also need to evacuate the area.

Crimes against the government became the focus of Carpathia's minions, the GC Peacekeepers and Morale Monitors, as their ranks continued to shrink. They concentrated on those who skipped bowing twice daily before Carpathia's huge statue image; those without the mark of the beast; and playing with people's minds by telling them everything would be okay if they agree to be marked now, but then they'd drag them off screaming and crying to the guillotine.

Carpathia prepares for Armageddon, the final war against the unbelievers, especially the Jews and against the Son of God when he comes to take over the earth. He is taking this war to Petra and Jerusalem. Carpathia, and his false prophet, Fortunato, meet with heads of all 10 states. At the table are 3 of Satan's original and trusted fallen angels from the beginning, who will help gather the world's sick and exhausted military together for this war. The weapon's Carpathia had collected from the world earlier when he had confiscated guns when it was evolving into a globalist world, were now to be used. As the world leaders were questioning how they were to encourage what was left of their meager army and citizens, Carpathia and Fortunato, walk to the end of the table, and exhaled out of their mouths hideous, slimy frogs that jumped into the mouths of the three. Carpathia then gave those three the power to go out into the world to heal and, if necessary, raise the dead to convince the remaining world that victory would be theirs (Revelations 16:13-14).

Meanwhile, the Tribulation Force, prepare to fight in Jerusalem. There is still another third of the Jews who will be saved coming from Jerusalem (Zechariah 13:8-9).

God sets the trap when the 6th angel pours out the 6th bowl. The Euphrates River, 100 feet deep, instantly dries up, allowing the kings of the east easier access to their gathering grounds at Megiddo. Instead of flying all tanks and war equipment to base, they begin rolling in from all over the east...China, India, etc...

New Babylon's destruction is eminent, then the fall of Jerusalem. At the start of the war, New Babylon is first destroyed by a mysterious force within one hour. This leaves two major events left: the 7th bowl and the Glorious Appearing of Christ.

As Carpathia's armies begin attacking both Jerusalem and Petra, there was suddenly a lull in the fighting. It appeared the horses and the army became blinded (Zechariah 12:4)

But, somehow the army regrouped and is ready for full on battle, Carpathia giving it all he has at Jerusalem and Petra. Rayford is killed at Petra, and Tsion Ben-Judah and Buck are killed in Jerusalem.

Christ will come with 10,000 of His saintly army to slay the antichrist's army. The blood from this battle will be so great that it will be four feet deep, as deep as the bridle on a horse, for 184 miles (Revelation 14: 19-20).

But, once the entire One World Unity Army are finally gathered in Mediggo, after the war has already begun, then the 7th angel pours out the 7th bowl. God's voice will sound from His throne, announcing, "It is done'". The greatest earthquake to ever hit will shake the world and flatten it to sea-level, mountains will be buried and 75-100 pound hailstones will fall to earth, crushing men and women to death. Jerusalem will be the only nation not completely destroyed by God in this earthquake because that is where he will set up the start of His new Kingdom for the 1000 year reign.


Matthew 24:29-30: Immediately after Tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

...next book, “Glorious Appearing”. ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
I jumped to this eleventh in the series after reading only the first Left Behind novel (I was unimpressed with the first book but did want to get to the glorious appearing/return of Christ, and I wasn't sure how much that would be set up here), knowing only loosely what went on in between. I didn't find it too jarring. You might need to know that everyone is expected to have the mark of the beast, but other than that you can piece it together as you go. I was surprised how little was focused on Armageddon itself. The first half or more was focused on just a couple days of the believers hiding from the dystopian one-world government. ( )
  ojchase | Jun 3, 2023 |
Final year of the great Tribulation. When the powder keg finally ignites, who, will be left standing?
  BLTSbraille | Sep 3, 2021 |
I read this series so fast -- I was finishing one and starting the next -- one after the other after another. So I really can't tell you all the details of this one titles, I just know that I read them all and I would recommend them all. Must be read in order. ( )
  pjburnswriter | Aug 7, 2020 |
Armageddon, the thrilling eleventh book in the best-selling inspirational series of all time, with over 40 million copies in print, continues the sweeping, apocalyptic saga of the end of time on planet earth and reaches new heights with a story listeners will never forget.
It is the final year of the Great Tribulation. The Tribulation Force is holding out in their San Diego safe house, but in reality, there is no place left that can be called safe. All the world's remaining armies have gathered in the Middle East, poised for the battle of the ages and preparing for the mighty beasts of the apocalypse. The wasted shell of once-beautiful planet Earth has been reduced to a ticking time bomb, staggering under the weight of judgments from heaven. Mankind is hurtling toward the Battle of Armageddon and the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil. Who will survive at the end of the world? ( )
  Gmomaj | Jul 12, 2020 |
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"For the first time in a long time," Nicolae Carpathia said, "we play on an even field. The waterways are healing themselves, and we have rebuilding to do in the infrastructure. Le us work at getting all our loyal citizens back onto the same page with us. Director Akbar and I have some special surprised in store for the dissidents on varous levels. We are back in business, people. It is time to recoup our losses and start delivering a few."
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Clive Ponting is the author of Armageddon: The Reality Behind the Distortions: Myths, Lies, Illusions of World War II

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Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. Suspense. HTML:2004 Christy Award finalist!
The scattered Tribulation Force is drawn toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages.
During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe and the world has become a powder keg of danger. Except for those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as the Antichrist ratchets up the pressure in the world's most treacherous game.
As the Trib Force waits for the coming of Christ, Chloe Williams is drawn out of the safe house to investigate something suspicious. Buck and Tsion travel to Jerusalem while Nicolae Carpathia orders an attack on the city, and Rayford becomes seriously injured outside Petra. Who will survive Armageddon?
A repackage of the eleventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.

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