The Location of the Coming of the Messiah According to the
The purpose of this study is to show where
the Second Coming of the Messiah will take place. This subject
is often misunderstood by even the most noted scholars. There is much
confusion concerning the timing of the Second Coming and the Rapture of
the Church, and the term Battle of Armageddon is also an event that is
often misunderstood. This will detail the scriptures indicating
the return of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus).
The main error about the Valley of Armageddon is
that it is incorrectly named. From the Hebrew Har-Meggido or Mount
Meggido. Meggido is an ancient city near the Valley of Jezreel. There is
no battle here only a gathering of the Gentile armies of the
Anti-Messiah against the nation of Israel. This gathering is very
much like the gathering of the Allied Forces in Ryad, Saudi-Arabia in
Operation Desert Storm 1 in the early 1990's. Bozrah is not the
same Bosera in southern Iraq. (Both meaning sheep pen but are different
The armies are gathered, and Israel will learn
of the passage:
Matthew 24:15-16, "Therefore when you see
the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),
then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains."
They heed this prophesy and flee to the
mountainous wilderness in Southern Jordan (Edom) to a city called
Bozrah. Bozrah is an Old Testament city in Edom whose name translates as
sheep pen. The city that closely resembles a sheep pen in Southern
Jordan is the ancient Roman city called Petra. A rock fortress that is
highly defendable with the surrounding mountains. The remnant of Israel
flees Jerusalem as foretold in Isaiah.
The allure of the Nabatean city of Petra in
Jordan tempted young Israelis to sneak across the border for a visit in
the 1950s and 1960s, some loosing with their lives for the attempt.
Several were killed by Bedouin Nomads or Jordanian Military. There
was no peace with Jordan at the time. The Hebrew song Ha-Selah Ha-Adom,
the Red Rock, referring to mysterious Petra, was even banned from the
radio for a time for fear that it would incite young men to make the
hazardous journey. Click here to listen to a version of this
here to hear the mp3 of the song: Ha-Selah Ha-Adom.
Today, this monument marks the place of their
attempted crossing. Perhaps during the Great Tribulation, the monument
will mark the way to Petra for the Jews of Jerusalem who will flee from
the advancing armies of the antichrist.
Isaiah 33:16-17 "He will dwell on high; His
place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will
be given him, His water will be sure. Your eyes will see the King in His
beauty; They will see the land that is very far off."
The LORD will provide for the remnant just as He
did for the Israelites during the Exodus from Egypt. A clear passage of
the remnants gathering as prophesied by Micah.
Micah 2:12-13 "I will surely assemble all
of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put
them together (in Bozrah) like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in
the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so
many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will
break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass
before them, With the LORD at their head."
One way in and one way out of the
The term sheep of the fold is the Hebrew name
for the city of Bozrah. The phrase should read ...I will put
them together in Bozrah... when a city is not well known the translators
often usually translate the meaning of the name instead of the
name itself. For example Jerusalem is well known and is usually
never "the city of peace" which is what the name translates.
The passage that clearly shows the battle which is to take place is
clearly written in Isaiah 34:6 " The sword of the LORD is filled
with blood, It is made overflowing with fatness, With the blood of lambs
and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a
sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of
Judgment on the Nations
The LORD's Wrath upon the Nations
1 Come near, you nations, to hear;
And heed, you people!
Let the earth hear, and all
that is in it,
The world and all things that
come forth from it.
indignation of the LORD is against all nations,
And His fury against all
He has utterly destroyed
He has given them over to the
3Also their slain
shall be thrown out;
Their stench shall rise from
And the mountains shall be
melted with their blood.
4All the host of
heaven shall be dissolved,
And the heavens shall be
rolled up like a scroll;
All their host shall fall
As the leaf falls from the
And as fruit falling from a
sword shall be bathed in heaven;
Indeed it shall come down on
And on the people of My
curse, for judgment.
6The sword of the
LORD is filled with blood,
It is made overflowing with
With the blood of lambs and
With the fat of the kidneys
For the LORD has a
sacrifice in Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the
land of Edom.
7The wild oxen
shall come down with them,
And the young bulls with the
Their land shall be soaked
And their dust saturated with
8For it is the
day of the LORD's vengeance,
The year of recompense for
the cause of Zion.
11Indeed the LORD has proclaimed
To the end of the world:
"Say to the daughter
"Surely your salvation
Behold, His reward is with
And His work before
12And they shall
call them The Holy People,
The Redeemed of the LORD;
And you shall be called
A City Not Forsaken.
1 Who is this who comes from Edom,
With dyed garments from
This One who is glorious in
Traveling in the greatness of
"I who speak in righteousness, mighty to
2Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one
who treads in the winepress?
3"I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one
was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon
And I have stained all My
4For the day of
vengeance is in My heart,
And the year of My redeemed
"Who could this be? Only the Messianic Person, the only one who
is capable to save. The garments are dyed with blood, and not His
blood. The blood is from the war with the armies of the Anti-Messiah who
have chased the Jewish people from Jerusalem to Bozrah or Petra. The
following passage is often thought to be the Messiah's blood, but it is
clear that the Messiah was given glorified clothing at the resurrection.
Revelation 19:11-13 Now I saw heaven
opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called
Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His
eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had
a name written that no one knew except Himself. He
was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The
Word of God.
Something happens in this city to cause such
judgment that it will like that of Babylon a perpetual wasteland.
Jeremiah 49:13-16 "For I have sworn by Myself," says the LORD,
"that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a
curse. And all its cities shall be perpetual wastes." I have heard
a message from the LORD, And an ambassador has been sent to the nations:
"Gather together, come against her, And rise up to battle!
"For indeed, I will make you small among nations, Despised among
men. Your fierceness has deceived you, The pride of your heart, O you
who dwell in the clefts of the rock, Who hold the height of the
hill! Though you make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you
down from there," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 49:22 Behold, He shall come up and fly
like the eagle, And spread His wings over Bozrah; The heart of
the mighty men of Edom in that day shall be Like the heart of a woman in birth pangs.
These passages collectively show that something
takes place at the Second Coming of the Messiah. The initial return will
not be in Armageddon, or on the Mount of Olives. A summary sequence of
the events are as follows:
At the close of the tribulation all Gentile
nations gather in the Valley of Jezreel near the Mountain of Meggido.
The Jewish remnant will flee Jerusalem and
run south because the armies of the Anti-Messiah are in the
north in Meggido.
They will flee the land of Israel and
somehow end up in Southern Jordan (Edom) in the city of Petra or
Out of desperation the Jewish remnant will
call upon the Messiah while in Petra or Bozrah. They will say;
"Blessed is He who comes in the name of
the LORD." All of Israel will be Saved (Romans 11).
The Messiah will return with the great
sacrifice of the Gentile armies in Bozrah. Bozrah will be
made into a total burning wasteland through out the millennial
The Sword of the Lord will smite the Gentile
Armies until there is blood up to the horses neck for 200 miles back
The movement will be northward to Jerusalem
where He will make the victory assent to the Mount of Olives.
There will be a gathering of all surviving
Gentiles where the Messiah will divide them according to their
helping Jesus' brethren the Jews. The pro-Semitic sheep gentiles
will be allowed into the Kingdom and the anti-Semitic goat gentiles
go into everlasting punishment.
The Davidic throne will be established in
Jerusalem and the earth will be renovated for the Messianic Kingdom
that will last one thousand years.
is the locations of Messiah's initial Second Coming in Petra, Jordan
will then make His way to Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives, then to the
search results for the word "Bozrah"
Bozrah is also called Sela (Rock)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sela (from Se'lah, rock) was the capital of Edom, situated in the great
valley extending from the Dead
Sea to the Red Sea (2 Kings 14:7). It was near Mount
Hor, close by the desert of Zin. It is called "the rock" (Judg. 1:36). When Amaziah
took it he called it Joktheel
(q.v.) It is mentioned by the prophets (Isa. 16:1; Obad. 1:3) as doomed to destruction.
Sela is identified with the ruins of Sela, east to Tafileh in Jordan (identified as
biblical Tophel) and
all Edomite cities in the mount of Edom.
Sela appears in later history and in the Vulgate Version of the Bible under the name
of Petra. "The
caravans from all ages, from the interior of Arabia
and from the Gulf of Persia, from Hadramaut on the ocean, and even from Sabea or Yemen,
appear to have pointed to Petra as a common centre; and from Petra the tide seems again
to have branched out in every direction, to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, through Arsinoe,
Gaza, Tyre, Jerusalem, and Damascus, and by other routes, terminating at the
Mediterranean." (See Edom
Sela in Saudi Arabia is also an abandoned Jewish city, just north of Medina, the city
of Prophet Mohammad north of Mecca.