Q. I have a question. The Bible says Jesus will return in the same manner he ascended, which is at the Mt. of Olives. Will His and our first touch back on earth happen here or at the Battle of Armageddon? I get confused since the battle at Armageddon happens first before Jesus reaches Jerusalem where the Mt of Olives is located. If at the Mt. of Olives, how does Jesus confront and engage the enemy at the battle of Armageddon. Will we be suspended in the air during the battle?
A. The way I read it, the Lord will defeat His enemies from the air before He lands on the Mt. of Olives. I believe the sword spoken of in Rev. 19:15 and 19:21 is symbolic of the His word. He spoke the creation into existence and will defeat His enemies in the same way. The armies of Heaven, called Holy Ones in Zech 14:5, will be with Him, but I think the Church will be in the New Jerusalem and will arrive a little later (Rev. 21:2). Think about it. What soldier takes his new bride into battle?