Biblical Concept -
The Middle East,
Center of the Resolution of the Angelic Conflict
Humans were created there - Genesis 2:8-15
Sin occurs and matures there - Genesis 3:7, 6:5, and 15:16
Salvation and conflict are declared there - Genesis 3:15
Abraham is called there - Genesis 12:1-3
Divine promises center there - See Biblical Concept: Covenants
Powerful fallen angels fight there - See Biblical Concept: Angelic Prince of Persia
Wars and rumors of wars there - Matthew 24:6
The First Advent of the Christ was there - Matthew 2:1-2
Har-Magedon will take place there - Joel 3:1-2, Revelation 16:16.
The Second Advent will be there - Zechariah 14:1-7
Christís Millennial rule centers there - Revelation 20:4, 9
The Eternal Throne of God will be there - Revelation 21-22
Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in
NAS Genesis 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
NAS Genesis 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
NAS Genesis 15:16 "Then in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
NAS Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel. "
NAS Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; 2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. "
Exodus 19:5 'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant,
then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is
Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. 'These are
the words that you shall speak to the sons of
1 Kings 6:1 Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the
NAS Matthew 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him."
Joel 3:1 "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the
fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all the nations, And bring
them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with
them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance,
NAS Revelation 16:16 And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.
Zechariah 14:1 Behold, a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil taken from
you will be divided among you. 2 For I will gather all the nations against
Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the
women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will
not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the LORD will go forth and fight against
those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet
will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east;
and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very
large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the
other half toward the south. 5 And you will flee by the valley of My mountains,
for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as
you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of
NAS Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
NAS Revelation 20:9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.