Q. I’ve been studying the Book of Revelation tonight and run into a puzzle. In Rev 16:13-16, it says the demons went out to the gather the kings of the earth for battle. At least in my Bible (the NASB) the next battle turns out to be the victory over Babylon (Rev 17-18).
Then later at the end of the 1000 year reign we have another battle with Gog and Magog mentioned (Rev 20:7-10).
Hence my question; is the battle of Armageddon the victory over Babylon to end the 70th week or Gog Magog to end the millennium? Or am I wrong on both concepts?
A. It’s a little confusing because Rev. 17-18 are a special 2 chapter parenthesis concerning the destruction of Babylon. The Battle of Armageddon actually begins in Rev. 16, of which the destruction of Babylon is part (Rev. 16:19), and concludes in Rev. 19:19-21 when the Lord returns to reign.
The Gog Magog battle at the end of the millennium is Satan’s final attempt to defeat God and takes place on the threshold of eternity.