In order to understand the significance of the battle of Armageddon, we need to look back and see why sin originated and caused the great controversy between God and Satan. God created angels and humans perfect with the freedom of choice. This means they could choose to love or reject Him. Sadly, Satan chose to rebel against God and he charged God with being unfair. One-third joined him in rebellion (Revelation 12:3, 4).
If God had destroyed Lucifer immediately, some angelic beings who did not fully comprehend God’s character may have begun to worship God out of fear. But the Lord didn’t want that for the only relationship that is acceptable to Him is the cheerful, voluntary one moved by love and trust (Revelation 3:20).
After the creation of humans, Satan tempted them by his lies and they fell. But God, moved with infinite compassion, planned a way of redemption through the sacrifice of His Son to redeem them back because unlike Satan who freely rebelled on his own, they were deceived (Jon 3:16).
So, God is allowing Satan to demonstrate his plans before the universe. The Lord will finally abolish sin only after every soul in the universe had fully seen the fruits of sin and is convinced that Satan’s government is hurtful, ruthless and deadly (Revelation 4:11).
The battle of Armageddon will be the final war between God and Lucifer (before the second coming) which will take place between the sixth and the seventh plagues. The Bible says, “We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men” (1 Corinthians 4:9).
The entire universe is watching as we play a part in the controversy between Christ and Satan. When the controversy ends, every soul in the universe will completely have understood the principles of good and evil after seeing the fruits (Matthew 7:15-20).
At that point, the character of the loving God and the hateful Satan will be fully exposed to all. Only then will God destroy the evil doers. Sin will never arise again. And God’s children will live forever in perfect peace, love, and joy (Isaiah 51:11).
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