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The next two chapters, 15 and 16, repeat much of the symbolism we’ve already covered which is contained in earlier chapters. However, in Chapter 16, Verse 16, mention is made of something which for some reason has assumed tremendous importance in certain types of religious thought in our world today. And that reference is, “And he gathered them together into a place called, in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.”
Now, the word Armageddon does not appear again in the Bible, nor does it appear in our Metaphysical Bible Dictionary. So it’s metaphysical meaning must be deduced from our own logical insight and our intuitive understanding.
In order to make metaphysical sense, Armageddon would have to stand for that place within our consciousness where there is a struggle between our choice of following negative impulses or practicing truth thinking. The text says that the struggle is to occur of that great day of God Almighty. When is that to be? For human beings, it is every day.
This is a struggle which occurs daily. It is the present moment for most persons, that struggle between our choice of following negative impulses or practicing truth thinking. The battle of Armageddon is that inner struggle, and this struggle ceases only with the victory in favor of truth thinking.