A RIGHTEOUS WAR

The Bible mentions many battles that were fought throughout 
the ages. War has been a fact of life for mankind for thousands 
of years. But some wars were led by God Himself –

like at Jericho:

20 When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and 
at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud 
shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, 
and they took the city. 21 They devoted the city to the LORD 
and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men 
and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
(Joshua 6:20-21) (New International Version) 

The city of Ai: 

1 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not 
be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up 
and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king 
of Ai, his people, his city and his land.
(Joshua 8:1) (NIV) 

The city of Makkedah:

28 That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its 
king to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it. He 
left no survivors. And he did to the king of Makkedah as 
he had done to the king of Jericho.
(Joshua 10:28) (NIV)

When Jehovah decided to wage a war, the people fighting the 
battle with Him could not lose. These pagan cities were destroyed 
to make room for Jehovah’s people! Anybody who opposed Jehovah 
was annihilated. The Bible has many similar stories in it of battles
won and lost but nobody who went into battle with Jehovah ever
lost. This will be especially true of the last battle mentioned in the
bible, a battle that has not even been fought yet, but will be, once
again, for Jehovah’s people:

19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their 
armies gathered together to make war against the rider on 
the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and 
with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous 
signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those 
who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his 
image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake 
of burning sulfur. 21 The rest of them were killed with the sword 
that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all 
the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
(Revelation 19:19-21) (NIV) 

A SELECTIVE WAR!

Most wars are indiscriminate. Innocent people often die in the 
battles of mankind. The Great War of Jehovah will be different 
because only the wicked will die! Jehovah’s war is a holy war.  
It is a Righteous War. The innocent will be protected and will 
only be spectators of God’s Righteous Warfare: 

“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! 
The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in 
righteousness he judges and makes war. 
 He is 
clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which 
he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, 
arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on 
white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with 
which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with 
a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of 
the wrath of God the Almighty.” 
(Revelation 19:11,13-15) (English Standard Version)

“Oh worship Jehovah… Tremble before him, all the earth. 
For he cometh to judge the earth: He will judge the 
world with righteousness…”

(Psalm 96:9,13) (American Standard Version)

Yes, they will watch with their eyes, the destruction of the 
wicked, but there will be no harm to them in any way; no – 
the people will not even have to participate:

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your 
right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only 
observe with your eyes and see the punishment of 
the wicked.”

(Psalm 91:7,8) (NIV)

21 From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds 
each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the 
plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
(Revelation 16:21) (NIV)

JEHOVAH’S WARRIOR KING

In the hands of His “Warrior King” – His Son, only 
those who are causing trouble on the earth, will be 
destroyed.

“They that strive with Jehovah shall be broken to pieces; 
Against them will he thunder in heaven: Jehovah will judge 
the ends of the earth; And he will give strength unto “HIS 
KING”,
 And exalt the horn of  “HIS ANOINTED”. “
(1Samuel 2:10) (ASV)

“… ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash 
them to pieces like pottery’ just as I have received 
authority from my Father….”

(Revelation 2:27,28) (NIV)

“…a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with 
an iron scepter. ” 
(Revelation 12:5) (NIV) 

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take 
counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, 
saying, 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away
their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: 
The Lord will have them in derision. 5 Then will he speak unto 
them in his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure: 6 Yet 
I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will tell of the 
decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have 
I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for 
thine inheritance, And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy 
possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou 
shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 10 Now therefore 
be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 
11 Serve Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the 
son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, For his wrath will 
soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that take refuge in him. 
(Psalm 2:2,4-12) (ASV)

“And my servant… shall be king over them; and they all 
shall have one shepherd
: they shall also walk in mine 
ordinances, and observe my statutes, and do them. And 
they shall dwell in the land…for ever: my servant shall be 
their prince for ever
. Moreover I will make a covenant of 
peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with 
them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set 
my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My 
tabernacle also shall be with them; and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people. And the nations shall know 
that I am Jehovah.”
(Ezekiel 37:24-28) (ASV)

“And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of 
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, 
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah. And his 
delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge 
after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of
his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and 
decide with equity for the meek of the earth. and he shall 
smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; 
and with the 
breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.”

(Isaiah 11:2-4) (ASV)

Yes, Christ will battle a Righteous War on behalf of his 
Heavenly Father, Jehovah God. Unlike man-made warfare, 
our Savior will use perfect justice to cleanse the earth of 
all those who are ruining life on the earth.

“It is called the “Day of Jehovah” because, though Christ
with royal title and power, will be present as Jehovah’s 
representative
, taking charge of all the affairs during this 
day of trouble, it is more as the General of Jehovah
subduing all things, than as the Prince of Peace, blessing all.”
-The Divine Plan of the THE Ages
Study XV [A307]; The Day of Jehovah

“…This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed 
from heaven in blazing fire 
with his powerful angels. He 
will punish
 those who do not know God and do not obey 
the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with 
everlasting destruction
 and shut out from the presence 
of the Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day 
he comes to be glorified.” 

(2Thessalonians 1:7-10) (NIV) 

“The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God 
of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.” 
(Acts 3:13) (NIV)

REMOVING   EVILDOERS

Really, when we think about it, God has no choice, but to remove 
evildoers from the earth, in order to make way for the paradise that 
he has promised mankind. There is no other way.  If he allowed the 
selfish, greedy, violent ones to remain, we would have the same old 
world, with it’s poverty, injustice, crime, and bloodshed. Law-defying 
people are ruining the very earth we live on. They befoul the air, the 
land, and the water; they fill the earth with injustice, cruelty and violence. 
And they stockpile enough chemical, nuclear, and other deadly weapons 
to threaten the survival of humankind. Divine intervention is imperative 
in order to ensure a secure future for obedient mankind.

“…And you will destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth.”
(Revelation 11:18) (New Living Translation)

“For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, 
they shall inherit the earth. For just a little while longer, 
and the wicked ones shall be no more: 
Yea, thou shalt 
diligently consider his place, and he shall  not be. But the meek 
shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the 
abundance of peace… The righteous shall inherit the earth, 
And dwell therein for ever… Wait for Jehovah, and keep his 
way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the earth; When the 
wicked are cut off,  thou shalt see it.”

(Psalm 37:9-11,29,34) (ASV)

The righteous battle, led by our Saviour, will rid the earth forever 
of all those who refuse to obey his Father and who refuse to follow 
Christ. Only the disobedient will be removed. The remaining sheep 
will have a shepherd who will take care of them.

You will shepherd my people… and you will become their ruler.” 
(1Chronicles 11:2) (New American Standard Bible)

“Jehovah said to thee, Thou shalt be shepherd of my 
people
… and thou shalt be prince…”
(2Samuel 5:2) (ASV)

And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall
feed them… and he shall be their shepherd. And I, Jehovah,
will be their God… And I will make with them a covenant of 
peace, and will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land; and 
they shall dwell securely in the wilderness, and sleep in the 
woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill 
a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season;
there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall 
yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall 
be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am Jehovah…
they shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid.”
(Ezekiel 34:23-28 (ASV) 

“…shepherd my people… and I will establish the throne 
of his kingdom for ever… I will be his father, and he shall 
be my son
…”
(2Samuel 7:7-16) (ASV)

For the Lamb… will be their shepherd; he will lead them 
to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear 
from their eyes.” 
(Revelation 7:17) (NIV)

JEHOVAH ANSWERS TO NO ONE

Whether mankind thinks that God’s decisions are fair or not does 
not really matter for He, alone, is God. Jehovah does not have to 
answer to mankind and neither does His Son. Together, they will 
greatly improve life on the earth and usher in a time of peace and 
prosperity that will never end.

“…and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all 
faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away 
from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it.” 
(Isaiah 25:8) (ASV)

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be 
no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the 
old order of things has passed away.”
(Revelation 21:5) (NIV)

“But the meek in the end shall inherit the earth and 
shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 
Then the consistently righteous shall inherit the land 
and dwell upon it forever.”
(Psalm 37:11,29) (AMP) 

What should we be doing right now?

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he 
commands all people everywhere to repent.  For he has 
set a day when he will judge the world with justice 
by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of 
this to all men by raising him from the dead.” 
(Acts 17:30,31) (NIV)

WHEN WILL THIS WAR BEGIN?

ONLY JEHOVAH KNOWS

“No one knows about that day or hour, not 
even the angels in heaven, NOR the Son, but 
only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You 
do not know when that time will come.”
(Mark 13:32,33) (NIV)

But one thing we do know – it will be soon!

 

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