Is the Jezreel Valley the Stage for the Final Battle of Armageddon?
First, before we get into whether or not the Jezreel Valley is the location of the final battle of Armageddon, let’s introduce some of its history.
Location of the Final Battle of Armageddon?
Some believe that John envisioned the city of Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley as the place where the worlds final battle known as Armageddon would take place. Others say that Megiddo is not the location of the final battle of Armageddon because they don’t consider it a mountain which the word Armageddon is partially defined as, and still others believe that Jerusalem is the location of the worlds final showdown. Wherever the location may be, we know that the Jezreel Valley was riddled with war and violence. At least thirty four battles have occurred in and around this region as recorded in the Bible and historical writings. It was here that King Josiah was killed by Pharaoh Neco and where the Crusaders fought four separate battles in the 12th century. Napoleon himself called the Jezreel Valley the most natural battleground of the whole earth.
In conclusion, it’s not something one can exactly predict as the Bible clearly states that He will come like a thief in the night, (1Thess. 5:2, Rev. 16:15) With this understanding we know that as much as we can be prepared, God is in control of His plans and when and where He will execute them.