Yesterday I did a post about Har Magiddo. Jesus grew up at the place that is proverbial for the battle between good and evil.
Tel Magiddo - down, down and down archaeologists have dug until they found this.
“They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire.” Jeremiah 7
“The people of Israel have provoked Me by all the evil they have done. They set up their abominable idols in the house that bears My name. They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters.” Jeremiah 32
“You took your sons and daughters whom you bore to Me and sacrificed them to idols.” Ezek. 16
Tel Magiddo - Har Magiddo - Armageddon - The Battle between good and evil.
People - very spiritual people worshipped the fertility god Baal and his wife Ashera. In the spring these people would gather at the high places where the priests and priestesses of these gods would go onto the high place or alter. There they would have ceremonial sex in full view of the worshippers gathered. They would do this in an attempt to induce Baal and Ashera to also have sex and bring about fertility for the people’s crops. After the priest and priestess had done their thing, people would bring their infant children. On the alter was an oven in the shape of the idol Baal. The idol and his outstretched arms were heated red hot. After having engaged in sexual intercourse before the people, the priest and priestess would take these infants and place them - alive - on / in this red hot oven to be sacrificed. When the children had been burned alive, the male worshippers would engage in sex with the temple prostitutes. These prostitutes, at one point, numbered ten thousand.
Har Magiddo - The site of the battle between good and evil. A place where life and sexuality were both defiled.
Har Magiddo - The site where people sacrificed the lives of their children in the pursuit of financial gain and ease of living.
Har Magiddo - A place where a burial ground covering an area of 60,000 square feet, filled to the brim with the burned remains of children - children sacrificed to the god of financial wealth.
Har Magiddo - The site of unspeakable evil hidden under the Tel or Hill over which many generations have built and rebuilt, each generation as corrupt as the one before.
Tel Magiddo - What’s buried in your heart? Are your children sacrificed for the pursuit of wealth?