Our Coming King

December 23rd

Nazareth & Megiddo… View from the Town of the Branch

“And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Matthew 2:23

Daily Devotional

December 23rd

Nazareth’s connection to the valley of Megiddo points to the city having a connection to last things. In Revelation 19:11-21, after the apostle John wrote of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in heaven, he wrote about the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus to the Battle of Armageddon:


In Matthew’s Gospel as the Lord Jesus gave the Olivet Discourse, He spoke of the gathering of God’s ancient people after the Tribulation. His use of “elect” in this passage is not the same as used in the book of Romans, for He was speaking to Jewish disciples about the Jewish Temple, and buildings, and of the consummation (See Matthew 24:1-3).

The Lord Jesus said that His second coming would be “like lightning from the east to the west” (Matthew 24:27). Nazareth is on the east side of the valley of Megiddo. When this is put together with the prophecy in Hosea 1, Nazareth seems to be the place. The Lord Jesus will descend until He is just above the city of Nazareth when He destroys the armies in the Valley of Megiddo. Then He will send His angels out to gather his ancient people (Matthew 24:30-31 and Hosea 1:10-11).

Dr. K. Kilpatrick

Kingdom of God in Focus (Copyright: EngraftedBranches Press, 2021)

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