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King Josiah and Armageddon | Messianic Worship Services 1/28/23
January 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
LIVESTREAM LINK: https://youtu.be/QVS8ZrbCsHM
Join us for services at Founded in Truth Fellowship this Saturday, January 28th, at 11:00 AM EST! We offer both in-person services as well as live-streamed online worship services. We begin services with a time of praise and worship music, followed by a review of this week’s Torah Portion, a blessing of the children, and a message based on the Bible that Orbits Yeshua/Jesus. We hope to see you there!
The life and legacy of King Josiah are an important part of the Bible’s story. Under his rule, King Josiah made major religious reforms to restore the worship of the Lord in Israel, a feat that would come to shape the nation’s faith. During his reign, Josiah was killed in battle at Megiddo, a city that, in the book of Revelation, is known to be the site of the battle at Armageddon. In this sermon, we will explore Josiah’s impact on the Israelite faith and how it relates to Armageddon’s prophecy. Join us as we trace the history of King Josiah and his lasting influence on faith.
King Josiah reigned from 640 to 609 BC and was the last king of the House of David in the Kingdom of Judah. He ascended to the throne at age eight and reigned for 31 years during the end of the 7th century BC. He was the son of King Amon and the first king of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. He was succeeded by King Jehoiakim, and the next king of the House of David was Zedekiah. King Josiah is credited as one of the most influential figures in the ancient world as he is one of the most renowned kings in history. He is remembered for his religious reforms of the worship of Yahweh and his revitalization of the Jewish faith. His reign is considered a high point in ancient Jewish history and is still celebrated today. His story is an inspiration to many and a reminder of the power of faith and dedication.
Armageddon, a term so well known that it has become a part of our everyday language, was first derived from the name of a city located in the Jezreel Valley of Northern Israel. The name of this city is Tel Megiddo, and it has a long and interesting history. For centuries, this city has been the site of many battles, and it holds an important place in the Bible. It is believed that the term Armageddon, which is a symbolic place of great destruction and conflict, was derived from the name of this city. In this article, we will explore the history of Tel Megiddo and how it gave rise to the term Armageddon. We will also discuss the various battles that have been fought there and the significance of Tel Megiddo in the Bible.
Megiddo, meaning “the end” or “the place of the end,” is a mound in Israel that has been the site of many ancient battles. It is located about 50 miles north of Jerusalem in the Jezreel Valley, nestled between the ridges of Mount Carmel to the south and Mount Gilboa to the north. This mound is believed to be the site of the ancient city of Megiddo and, more importantly, the “Armageddon” that is spoken of in the Bible. The history of this mound is long and interesting, dating back to the Bronze Age. In the 13th century B.C.E., Canaanites built a city on this mound and called it “the Town of the Great King.” They called the city Megiddo, which they believed to be the end of the world. The city was later conquered by the Egyptians and the Israelites, who renamed the city “the Town of the Way of the Sea.” The city also changed hands throughout the Persian, Greek, Hasmonean, and Roman rule, and it was conquered by various Muslim leaders. The city was finally destroyed around 1219 C.E. when the Egyptian sultan Saladin (d. 1193) conquered it during the Crusades. The mound of Megiddo was used as a caravansary under Egyptian rule, was a Crusader fortress under the rule of the Knights Hospitaler, and was a site of pilgrimage for the Jews and Muslims. Tel Megiddo is mentioned in the Bible nine times, three of which occur in the New Testament. Megiddo first appears in the Bible in the book of Judges 5:19, when the victory of the Israelite judge Barak over the Canaanite king of Megiddo, Sisera, is described. Next, Megiddo is mentioned in the book of Hosea 10:9, in which God describes the ancient Israelites’ worship of idols as the “whoring” of the people. Finally, Megiddo is again mentioned in the book of Revelation 16:16, when the Apostle John describes the “end battle” of the world as taking place at Megiddo.
Founded in Truth Fellowship is a local church in Rock Hill, SC, that keeps the Biblical Sabbath day, celebrates the Biblical Festivals, and honors the Torah and the Old Testament. We seek to live a life that orbits King Jesus, or as we call Him, Yeshua, and show His love in every aspect of our lives.
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