Just taking a brief break from Nazareth, I thought I would share an important place on the way up….
This road looks actually quite exciting as it goes along a viaduct into a tunnel in the side of a mountain to Nazareth, but the bus took a left at these lights.
But before I came to here on the bus went through the town of Ha Megiddo, which in the Greek; Armageddon as mentioned in Revelation , the place of the end of the world.
Its mentioned in Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Kings and first Chronicles. There has been previous battles here.
A little while ago, some archeological remains were found underneath (hopefully not from convicts trying to tunnel out!) showing some very significant history of early Christianity underneath the prison. Check out this link:- http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Israel+beyond+politics/Megiddo+Prison+dig+yields+rare+3rd-4th+century+Christian+structure+9-Nov-2005.htm
Some people have said that this find is important enough to tear down and move the prison to somewhere else maybe.
These fields look nothing that special, but in the middle is where the last war will be fought it seems.
Petrol station if you want to get fuel, go to the loo, get a can of Tango and a choc-ice before the end of the world.
Revelation 16 : 16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
Now Revelation is a very symbolic book and probably the most difficult part of the bible to understand, but its quite clear this is the place outlined.
Many people I speak to think that Jesus’s return is not far away, I see more people slandering God, Jesus, Israel, Christians and the Jewish people today than in the past, here in Megiddo is a place where you want to be on the right team when that battle happens.