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BIRTH PANG NUMBER 17 CHAPTER 19
 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5:14
Most expositors of today’s popular religious works go to great lengths to work the weaponry of modern technology into the Scriptures. Ezekiel’s wheel within a wheel becomes a flying saucer; John’s scorpions become enemy jet aircraft, and his horses are enemy tanks. But expositors of all ages have vainly attempted to work the weaponry of their age into God’s word, and all have been in error. Please do not misunderstand. I am certainly aware there will be a great Battle of Armageddon, and I realize a large percentage of mankind will be killed by his own weaponry. And also please understand that some passages in the Scriptures may well refer to man’s weaponry of the last days, but I am simply saying it has been greatly overplayed. The vast majority of mankind killed in the world, even during the Battle of Armageddon, will not be by man’s hand, but rather by God unleashing the natural forces of His creation. God will destroy man “with the earth.”
Isaiah 5:14 portrays red hot liquid rock from hell pouring out upon the surface of God’s earth. Hell literally enlarges itself by expanding out onto the surface of the earth as God opens the deep mouths in the crust of it (Shown as dashed lines in Figure 3). Hell will flow upward to the surface of the earth without measure. Today many modernistic theologians believe hell is a mystical, spiritual place somewhere in the mind, a spiritual concept, rather than an actual place of fiery torment. But hell is a real, literal place of fire and liquid hell in the interior of the earth, where the departed souls of all the lost are kept until the Great White Throne Judgment of Revelation 20:11-15. And, where these great interior lakes of liquid rock exist, it is dark as pitch and hot as hell. I believe God has confined the souls of the dead, who died in a lost condition, to these underground liquid lakes of hell. I know that God does confine spiritual beings to material places. One such example is found in Revelation 9:14.
 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Revelation 9:14
Angels are certainly spiritual beings, and the Euphrates River is certainly a literal, physical place. If you want personal proof, then look in a mirror. Inside that literal, physical, material body is confined a spiritual soul that is confined to live there until physical death occurs. Amos identifies the literal hell as a place you reach by digging downward.
 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: Amos 9:2
Proverbs portrays hell as existing in the earth beneath our feet.  The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:24
Isaiah indicates that hell is located such that it must be moved upward from beneath to meet someone coming down from the earth’s surface.
 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. Isaiah 14:9
The earth itself is the bottomless pit that enshrouds a literal interior hell of hot, liquid rock. And it is the upward extension of this hell upon the surface of the earth that will destroy most of the antichrist’s army. (See Birth Pang Numbers 8, 15, & 16)
I call your attention to Part A of Figure 24. Please note that God has very conveniently created a major fault line that runs as an offshoot from the Jordan River Valley northwestward toward Haifa. The placement of this offshoot fissure is very interesting in regards to the Battle of Armageddon. The fault line runs directly through, and under, a great valley extending from Wadi el Yabis on the Jordan River to Haifa. This great valley, through which it extends, actually consists of two valleys linked together, the lower valley being known as the Valley of Jezreel. Near the place where these two valleys meet, on the south face of its southern bluff, sets the Tel of Megiddo, Armageddon. The two valleys are often erroneously called the Valley of Armageddon. It is in this valley where the hottest battle of this Gentile Age will be waged. At the same time that God rips apart the Jordan Valley, to create a raging flood basalt plain in the Jordan Valley from the Gulf of Aqabah northward to the place the Jezreel intersects the Jordan plain, the fissure from that point, which extends northwestward to Haifa, will tear in several places to produce cinder cone eruptions along it. This will not be nearly as bad as what happens to antichrist’s army in the flood basalt zone, but it will kill a large number of his troops.