Do the Saints or the 144,000 fight the Battle of Armageddon?
It is the wrath of God that comes upon the world which is completed at Armageddon, when Christ returns. Notice it is His clothes are stained but the Saints are not.
The mention of Armies in heaven can
throw one off in this. Armies Gr: strateuma from the word an armament,
i.e. (by implication) a body of troops (more or less extensive or systematic),
it can be used for one engaged in
battle or one who comes in a military formation. We, the church that is
glorified follow Him on these angelic creatures (described as white horses
because of the similarity) and we are kept clean. Whether these are angels who
come with us, or only people, or both is the question to be answered. In the Old
Testament we have
In the New Testament it
is specific, 1Thess 4:14 ‘God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
Jesus is described in
He, being the word made flesh speaks the word out of his mouth, whom he will destroy the Antichrist by.
II Thess. 2:8 “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
II Thess 1:8-10 “in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.”
When Jesus rescues Israel after he defeats the armies of antichrist (this corresponds to Rev,.19)
(Notice Jesus says “I have trodden the winepress ALONE, he needs no help)
This being the Jubilee,
where people are set free.
Rom. 12:19"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
Jer. 46:10 “For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. The sword shall devour; it shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood”
This is applicable to the nations who follow the one who fell because of pride who has exercised his pride and control in the end over the nations.
"It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
(Jesus fights alone and we are bystanders with him when we return with Him)
“His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; the coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. "The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," says the LORD." As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."
It will end exactly as the Lord has spoken by his own hand. Time to get right with Him is now,