Megiddo


images-24Joshua 11:4-5 So they went out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots. And when all these kings had met together, they came and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

According to Josephus there were 300,000 soldiers; 10,000 cavalry; and 20,000 chariots. The location, Merom, is in the plain of Esdraelon or Megiddo. This is significant because Revelation 16:16 describes this place as being the location of the last great war.

Nazareth, the place where Jesus grew up, overlooked Megiddo. Is it possible that played, camped or even did business in that area? As He walked through there, do you think that he may have seen the battle playing over in His mind? Knowing how tender His heart was, I wonder if He ever wept there.

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