The last battle Jesus fought on this earth was advanced by Him, not Satan. He laid down His garment of the Lamb Slain and had taken up His mantle as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!! Revelation 5:5 The war God had returned to heaven, assembled His forces, addressed His commander in chief, and attacked in the city of His death, where it seemed as if He had been finished.
Armageddon was the day of trouble or distress of a rushing assembly (as troops into an excited crowd, a mob violence) to kill their King on a mountain. Revelation 8:8, 17:15;Jeremiah 51:25-45; Genesis 22:11-14 This was not just a battle, conquest, or victory; this is the greatest battle ever fought, the greatest victory ever won!! Christ had fought Satan in life as a lamb, using prayer; His greatest weapon was love, not a sword. He had fought suffering for others, not destroying others. Matthew 20:28 This was the day the Son of God poured out His soul unto death. Isaiah 53:12 He carried the battle to Hades when the Lion of the tribe of Judah advanced His forces to the outskirts of Satan’s throne room. While on earth, Christ had fought against the Herods (7 of them who were the heads of the beast/government Israel), the Caesars (10 of them who had given Israel power to rule by proxy); now He with 72,000 mighty angels was at the outskirts of Satan’s throne. Revelation 12:9 Christ had come to get what belonged to Him!! He entered the strong man’s house, Matthew 12:29, destroyed Satan’s power that had restrained His servants (separated from His love because NO sacrifice had been offered to satisfy the demands of the eternal Godhead. Hebrews 10:5-10; Matthew 16:18. Satan had had the power of death, Hebrews 2:14, and the time of his reign had ended, Revelation 1:18. Christ had now been made perfect. Hebrews 5:8-9 “It is finished,” Greek word teleo-it is accomplished, the goal has been reached, He cried, warning Satan He was on His way!! By the suffering of death, for the first time an offering was made to God, the Father which would give Him amnesia and man amnesty, Hebrews 8:12, so the souls of all men AND they in prison (under the rule and power of Satan) could ascend when Christ ascended from this place. Matthew 27:52. Satan had bruised Christ head (had caused Him to be put to death) now Christ had stung Satan’s heel (taken from Satan the power of death) 1John 3:8; Matthew 16:18. This is the reason Christ cried out with a LOUD voice; “it is finished”!! John 19:30; Revelation 16:17.Acts 13:25-35
They had fought against God, nailed God to the cross, mocked God in the flesh, laid Him in the tomb, and sealed it tightly. They rejoiced and sent gifts one to the other. Revelation 11:10 They thought they had won. While they relished in their victory Christ had conquered death, hell and the grave, cast the old serpent, Satan, off his throne to roam on the earth until His Second Coming, led captivity captive (taken they who belonged to Him to the Paradise in the third heaven), and had given gifts (miraculously to the apostles and they on whom they laid hands) to men!! While they gloated over His death that had occurred on earth He ascended upon high, sat down at the right hand of the Father, purged our sins, expecting to rule until His enemies be made His footstool-WHO WON THIS BATTLE? The answer came on the day of Pentecost when the commander in chief of God’s Army, the honorable Holy Spirit, came in miraculous form on 12 unlearned and ignorant Galileans who spoke in 17 different languages to thousands in the city of Jerusalem, the year, A D 33; and invited them to be ransomed (by the blood of Christ) which they cold meet when baptized for the remission of sins to the first “marriage supper of the Lamb, for His bride had made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7; Acts 2:42; Matthew 22:1-13; Romans 7:4 ETERNITY HAD PLANNED, PREPARED, AND WAITED FOR ‘THE DAY OF THE LORD,’ all the prophets from Samuel and all that had spoken had prophesied of these days, Acts 3:24, Christ had spent 40 days telling His chosen apostles it was coming to Jerusalem,
this truly was “the day, which the Lord had made.” Truly, we can rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:25 This truly is the day of battle of God, the Almighty!! “And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.” Revelation 16:17-21 “He had born our sins in His own body on the tree.” 1 Peter 2:22-24 “All the reproaches of them that reproached Thee fell upon Me.” Romans 15:3 “God saw the travail of His soul and was satisfied.” Isaiah 53:11 Thanks be unto God who gives us all things, in Christ.