The last great battle of mankind (described in Revelation and prophetically known as Armageddon) is the account of these two superpowers converging upon one another and the battle that ensues. This confrontation is inevitable. This time coincides with the very end of the three and one-half years of final end-time tribulation.
The actual region of Megiddo is known anciently in Biblical times as the place of several great military slaughters. Therefore, the name has great significance in prophetic symbolism in relation to this final confrontation of mankind and the end of man's rule on earth.
China and her allies will move against the United States of Europe. These superpowers will pursue a head-on confrontation of military might, since both will be reluctant to use any more nuclear weapons because of the enormous destruction already experienced. However, it should be noted that if either began to lose the battle, such weapons would be used, and this nuclear confrontation would indeed end in the total annihilation of all life on the earth. God will not allow this to happen. This is why supernatural intervention in the timing of events is so critical.
Therefore, on this last day of the three and one-half years of great tribulation, God will intervene in the affairs of all mankind, thus, saving mankind from destroying himself. This day is called the day of God's great wrath. It will be the last day of man's self-rule over the past six millennia.
Man's awesome technological developments over the past century have been withheld from mankind for great reason. Man would not have lasted for six millennia if God had allowed such development before now. This is the precise reason God created a language barrier at the tower of Babel, scattering man over the earth (Genesis 11). A few thousand years ago, God actually caused different groups of people to begin speaking in different languages in order to withhold such technological advances.
God knew what the growth of technology would bring. He also knew that nations would use it for personal power, military advantage, and finally, war. Such is the nature of man. The arms race has been just that—a race for the most powerful, the most advanced and the most destructive weapons. The true witness of man is that he will always use such weapons on one another, as a result of man's thirst for power and dominance.
Yes, if God did not intervene, mankind would destroy all life on earth. This is why God will cut short man's time by the rapid development of end-time events which will be completed over three and one-half years. God will do this in order to minimize an otherwise prolonged and hideous suffering on earth.
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