Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Reading the title you may wonder what these three subjects have in common. I did not know some of this information I am about to share with you. (Again, to those who pick and choose what you take away from here, I hope the message resonates more that the precision of words used. I try to always use both Hebrew and common language for those who are learning and awaking. I use what I know and value correction. However I AM called me, and I am doing HIS Will!)
Armageddon means according to the dictionary:
: the site or time of a final and conclusive battle between the forces of good and evil: the battle taking place at Armageddon
: a usually vast decisive conflict or confrontation
Scripture States Armageddon means:
Strong's Hebrew and Greek
H2022 Har:הַר har, har; a shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively):—hill (country), mount(-ain), × promotion.
H12 אַבְדָן ʼabdân, ab-dawn'; from H6; a perishing:—destruction.
H6 אָבַד ʼâbad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; properly, to wander away, i.e. lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy):—break, destroy(-uction), not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, × and surely, take, be undone, × utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.
H1413 גָּדַד gâdad, gaw-dad'; a primitive root (compare H1464); to crowd; also to gash (as if by pressing into):—assemble (selves by troops), gather (selves together, self in troops), cut selves
H1464 גּוּד gûwd, goode; a primitive root (akin to H1413); to crowd upon, i.e. attack:—invade, overcome.
Strong's Number G717 matches the Greek Ἁρμαγεδών (Harmagedōn), which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Whom did he gather?
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Now on to Apocalypse.
Apocalypse means in the dictionary:
: one of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200 b.c. to a.d. 150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom: revelation 3
: something viewed as a prophetic revelation
b : armageddon
3: a great disaster
an environmental apocalypse
Apocalypse in Wikipedia:
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning "an uncovering") is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, "a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities".
Apocalypse What the Scriptures Say:
G602 ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, ap-ok-al'-oop-sis; from G601; disclosure:—appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
G575 ἀπό apó, apo'; a primary particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):—(X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with.
G2813 κλέπτω kléptō, klep'-to; a primary verb; to filch:—steal.
G2928 κρύπτω krýptō, kroop'-to; a primary verb; to conceal (properly, by covering):—hide (self), keep secret, secret(-ly).
Strong's Number G602 matches the Greek ἀποκάλυψις (apokalypsis),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Where might we find the 18 verses using Apocalypse in Scripture? So Glad you asked!! Words will be underlined.
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation G602 of the righteous judgment of God;
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation G602 of the sons of God.
1 Corinthians 1:7
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming G602 of our Lord Jesus Christ:
How that by revelation G602 he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
2 Thessalonians 1:7
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed G602 from heaven with his mighty angels,
1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing G602 of Jesus Christ:
As you now can see Armageddon and Apocalypse mean 2 different things. Apocalypse is the Revelation of Yahuah/ Jesus Christ and what is to come and Armageddon is the final battle of good vs.evil.
You can now tell people when they say an apocalypse is coming, to embrace it.
Another word we will examine briefly is apocrypha.
1: writings or statements of dubious authenticity
2capitalizeda : books included in the Septuagint and Vulgate but excluded from the Jewish and Protestant canons of the Old Testament — see bible table b : early Christian writings not included in the New Testament
There are no results in Scripture speaking on the word apocrypha.
There are no concordance results for "apocrypha" in the KJV.
You can also browse through the various dictionaries.
Etymology of apocrypha:
late 14c., Apocrifa, in reference to the apocryphal books of the Bible, from Late Latin apocrypha (scripta), from neuter plural of apocryphus "secret, not approved for public reading," from Greek apokryphos "hidden; obscure, hard to understand," thus "(books) of unknown authorship" (especially those included in the Septuagint and Vulgate but not originally written in Hebrew and not counted as genuine by the Jews), from apo "off, away" (see apo-) + kryptein "to hide" (see crypt).
Non-Biblical sense "writing of doubtful authorship or authenticity" is from 1735. Properly plural (the single would be Apocryphon or apocryphum), but commonly treated as a collective singular.
However these words from above are in Scripture:
Apokryphos: G614 ἀπόκρυφος apókryphos, ap-ok'-roo-fos; from G613; secret; by implication, treasured:—hid, kept secret.
Strong's Number G614 matches the Greek ἀπόκρυφος (apokryphos), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, G614 but that it should come abroad. (KJV)
Strong's Number G613 matches the Greek ἀποκρύπτω (apokryptō), which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden G613 wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (KJV)
Meaning of crypt: early 15c., "grotto, cavern," from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte (short for krypte kamara "hidden vault"), fem. of kryptos "hidden," verbal adjective from kryptein "to hide," from PIE root *krau- "to conceal, hide" (source also of Old Church Slavonic kryjo, kryti "to hide"). Meaning "underground burial vault or chapel in a church" first attested 1789.
G 2926 crypt κρύπτη krýptē, kroop-tay'; feminine of G2927; a hidden place, i.e. cellar ("crypt"):—secret.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, G2926 neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
G2927κρυπτός kryptós, kroop-tos'; from G2928; concealed, i.e. private:—hid(-den), inward(-ly), secret.
Strong's Number G2927 matches the Greek κρυπτός (kryptos), which occurs 19 times in 16 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, G2927 that shall not be known.
2 Corinthians 12:2
But have renounced the hidden things G2927 of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
They the evil minions of satan try to hide the truth. If you have not read Enoch or Yasher or Baruk or my favorite Maccabees then you need to. Do not let the evil keep things hidden from you. Become an Apocalypse and Know the Truth.
What does Being a Light Unto the Gentiles Mean?
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light G5457 for
the Gentiles H1484, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
“You are the light G5457 of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamps stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16 Let your light G5457 so shine before men,that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles H1471.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light H216 before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Light-G5457-φῶςphōs, foce; from an obsolete φάω pháō (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316, G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative):—fire, light.
Light- H216-אוֹרʼôwr, ore; from H215; illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):—bright, clear, day, light (-ning), morning, sun.
Definition of Luminousness/ Luminous
emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light
Definition of Enlightening
providing or tending to provide knowledge, understanding, or insight
Definition of Illumination
a : spiritual or intellectual enlightenment
b(1) : a lighting up (2) : decorative lighting or lighting effects
Definition of Illuminating
providing insight, clarity, or understanding : highly informative
Gentile -H1471-גּוֹיgôwy, go'-ee; rarely (shortened) גֹּי gôy; apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people
Gentile-G1484-ἔθνοςéthnos, eth'-nos; probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):—Gentile, heathen, nation, people
Definition of Ethnos
an ethnic group
A light G5457 to lighten G602 the Gentiles, G1484 and the glory of thy people Israel.
Lighten- G602-ἀποκάλυψιςapokálypsis, ap-ok-al'-oop-sis; from G601; disclosure:—appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
Those who are called to be a light must do so According to The Word of God. They cannot put their own spin or interpretation of God's Word nor should the Word of Yah ever be monetized. Beware of those who teach in vanity and promise glorious gifts for they are Liars and thieves.