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Update June, 2014
Regarding Bible Prophecy: As most of you reading this probably know, the rebirth of Israel was the single event that revealed we are now in the latter days of the last days. The words latter days, latter years, etc., are never mentioned in the Bible preceeding the event that seemingly could never happen—Israel’s rebirth in one day, in a moment of time. The Bible gives app. 365 things that would come to pass after that. This included everything from nations that would come into existence, the attitude of people, the departure of many from Biblical Christianity, certain spheres of power that would come into being, weapons that could destroy the world, the use of drugs, the increase in sex outside of marriage, the rapid rise of alternate lifestyles, a nation to the far east of Israel that could field an army of 200,000,000, and many more. You know, anyone that would look at all these prophecies all coming together at the same time, after Israel’s rebirth, would seemingly have to be biblically illiterate or blind to refuse to believe the Bible is God’s Word. Unrepented sin does blind a person.
OK, what next? For years we looked for a certain prophecy to be fulfilled. That was an alliance between Russia and Iran. Why is this important? Because Ezek 38,39 show they and others would be aligned together regarding an invasion of Israel that will take place soon after the Tribulation begins.
The Scriptures also reveal an important nation that would also exist. It is referred to as an island of the sea in one passage, and the land shadowing with wings in another. There may also be a third. Some dispute the land shadowing with wings as being the USA. So time to research, and more research, and more research. Every single part of that passage was carefully studied, trying to keep in mind that it would have to be written in such a way that people of all ages could understand. Take for example modern–day vehicles. The Bible describes them as horses. When looking for a direction of this country—it is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. So some say Ethiopia is not west of Israel. Right you are. Take a look at the Bible maps at the time this was written. But did you know where the Nile River comes from? It runs all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, which if you look from southern Israel toward the northern part of the Nile, it is—you guessed it—west. In searching the term land shadowing with wings—has there ever been an African nation in the past to which this term could apply in any way? No. Do you know any nation in the world that when its president speaks (he bloweth a trumpet) the nations listen? Both the chapter before this and after are dealing with the latter days. So is this one. OK, what is the prognosis for this land shadowing with wings that sends envoys swiftly in or over the water, and in another passage this same nation is called an island of the sea. It is bad, bad news. Verse 4 shows the Lord considering this nation, and it is not good. Verse 5 shows this nation being greatly pruned. So we consulted with an expert on tree cutting. What did he say? He indicated from verse 5 all that would remain of this nation is a stump. It is not a pretty picture.
What else do we know? There are two great military powers in the world. They are the USA and Russia. Experts tell us that the combined arsenals of these two nations could destroy all life on earth 6 times over. It is also interesting to note, that Magog (which is Russia) is mentioned only in the beginning of the Tribulation, never after, not even during the Millennium; however, it is mentioned in the final rebellion after the Millennium. We note God will destroy 5/6th of the Russian invading forces after they attack tiny Israel at the beginning of the Tribulation, so that the nations will know the Lord has done this, and He shall be glorified. This results in a great revival afterward.
Let’s get back to what all this means. Putting all the verses together, we see Russia attempting to make the USA a ruinous heap or radioactive ash, as they recently stated they could do. As they do, the USA responds. Do you realize both the USA and Russia have bombs 2500 times bigger than those dropped on Japan? It has been said that one of these bombs dropped in the Atlantic would send a tidal wave 300 feet high against the USA coastline that would stop somewhere around Pittsburg, PA—Woe!
Well, this explains why both the USA and Russia are strangely absent after the beginning of the Tribulation. The Revelation tells of one–third of the trees being destroyed, and one in every 4 people on earth being killed. (That is almost two billion.) It tells us of all green grass being burnt up and massive famines—a day’s wages for a day’s food. So, if we understand this correctly, how long does this war last?—one–third of the day and one–third of the night. This is what we call WW3.
What is terrifying about this is the following: Rev 6:8–And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH PART OF THE EARTH, to kill with SWORD, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Did you catch what this said? Of the nearly 2 billion people that will die, 100% go to hell!
How cound this be possible? Consider, the Rapture had just happened. All followers of Jesus are now before the throne of God watching the seals being opened. The Antichrist confirms a covenant (the first seal) with Israel and others. The Russian–Arab invasion happens speedily. No one on earth is saved at this time, but the 144,000 male, virgin Jews have been sealed. Soon after, the nuclear exchange between Russia and the USA happens. Nearly two billion die, and all perish at that time, because the revival has not yet come to pass, which happens after God destroys 5/6 of the Russian forces invading Israel.
So for those in the nations of the world that will be involved in this horrible WW3, if they are going to come to Christ, now may indeed be their only chance. Once the Rapture happens, they become a casualty, wishing for eternity they had heeded this warning. But please understand. Just saying a sinner’s prayer is not enough. A person MUST repent, and afterward is commanded to be baptized by full immersion, and after this they are to deny themselves, pick up their cross daily, and follow Jesus. They need to grow in faith and this is only possible by being in God’s Word, and not a little.
Food for thought! For those that enjoy researching the Bible have you noted the time that passes in heaven after we are raptured is quite a long time, judgment, rewards, supper, all before the first seal is opened—yet the time that passes on earth with the Antichrist coming forth after the Rapture is short. Time in heaven is not the same as on earth.
After this, the major players during the Tribulation are Europe, a nation or nations south of Israel, and China. Also strangely absent are Iran and other such nations, contrary to what some believe. Keep in mind, Iran and others are with Russia when they attack Israel. And what happens? God destroys most of the invading forces. Can you read the handwriting on the wall from that time on?
So, what else? Did you know Russia is now in the middle of a 10 year military build up—reportedly the biggest in their history. Lots of helicopters, and even stealth missiles. Why? And the US, yes, is downsizing, but not entirely. Advanced weapons systems are not downsizing, but more are being added as we understand. And China, talk about a military buildup—they are making huge strides, but they don’t enter the picture militarily until before Armageddon. Call them the kings of the east.
In view of what the Bible says, have you noted the tensions between Russia and the USA lately? That sure lines up with Bible prophecy. Perhaps things will simmer down, we will see.
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Oh, by the way, take a good look at the article following about the Middle East situation—Isaac and Ishmael. If those trying to negotiate an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians understood this unsolvable problem, they would realize their efforts are going nowhere. Israel is God’s land. Now if any trying to negotiate an agreement, perhaps in the future, understand this, they might have to admit the Bible is true—and they certainly would not dare to do that. Thanks for stopping by.
THE MIDDLEEAST SITUATION BLOG
(Scripture covering this should be below.)
The Middle East situation between Israel and the Arabs can be easily understood through the light of God’s Word.
The only solution to the problem in the mind and heart of the many Arabs is the complete elimination of the Jews in the land of Israel. However, do not expect the news media, politicians, most of the “so–called” Christian churches, or much of the world to explain it, as they do not understand.
It is simple. The Arabs and Jews both trace their ancestry to (Abram), who was later renamed Abraham.
God promised the Land, which is now Israel, to the offspring of Abram’s firstborn. Ishmael was his firstborn son, but was born of the bond (or servant) woman named Hagar, who was an Egyptian. He was the father of the Arabs.
Afterward, Sarai (later renamed Sarah) (also called the free woman) (who was Abraham’s wife), had a miracle son in her old age, named Isaac. God said it would be the descendants of Isaac (later called the Jews) that would inherit the Promised Land.
Therefore, the Jews claim the Land belongs to them through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the Bible states.
However, the Arabs claim it is theirs through Abraham and Ishmael.
Thus, God set up an unsolvable situation. With the Jews now possessing the Promised Land, the Arabs believe they must eliminate the Jews. No treaty can solve this situation. No treaty can stop the Arab attacks against the Jews.
The Bible clearly states what the outcome of this situation will be.
Why is there so much hostility toward the Jewish people throughout the world? Can you explain it? The Bible does. The Jews are God’s chosen people. Jesus the Messiah was a Jew. How many people in the world curse the name of God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ? Can you number them? Did you ever hear anyone curse the name of Satan?
Much of the world has little or no understanding of the Bible. Increasingly the world does not believe in the God of heaven and His only begotten Son—Jesus Christ. The world is rapidly degenerating into more sin and self–centered pleasures, even as Sodom and Gomorrah. Humbleness, repentance, obedience to the Gospel, loving God, and following Jesus is seldom taught or understood.
A person’s love for God is measured by their obedience to the Bible. Few people read the Bible faithfully, and even less obey it. A person that does not want to read God’s Word now, certainly would not want to live with God—Who "is" The Word, later. A person that does not want to obey God’s Word now, would not want to obey Him later. If a person is honest, they would have to admit that their actions testify they do not want to read the Bible and obey God now, but neither do they want to go to the place called hell. But these are the only choices available. Fear God, and depart from evil. Excuses for not having enough time for God’s Word is a path to the lake of fire. Don’t believe those dishonest clergy that say at a person’s funeral—they are in a better place, when the deceased person did not faithfully follow Jesus. The Bible is extremely clear that most will perish and only a few will inherit eternal life. Did you know this?
More and more of the world is turning against the Jews, who are God’s chosen people.
The Bible revealed at some future date Israel would be reborn into a nation. For over 2000 years, the land of Israel changed hands many times. During this time, there have been six different Christian church ages. The seventh and final one began in the 20th century. And then the miracle of miracles happened. The long awaited rebirth of Israel came to pass. The date was May 14th, 1948. This single event was the beginning of what the Bible calls the latter days. The Bible reveals that during these latter days approximately 365 prophecies would come to pass. One by one, from 1948 to this present time, prophecy after prophecy has been fulfilled.
Very soon, an event called the Rapture (or "caught up," or translation) of those that have put their trust in Jesus the Messiah and follow Him will take place. This will be followed by the man of sin (called the Antichrist) coming forth and confirming a covenant with Israel and many. This event will begin a period called the Tribulation. Sin will increase more and more. More than half of the world’s population will die during this period.
Jesus Christ will personally return to this earth, immediately after the Tribulation of those days and at the time of the Battle of Armageddon, to reign and rule for 1000 years. The Battle of Armageddon lasts one day.
Where will you be during the Tribulation? Will you be in heaven with Jesus watching the various events unfold, or will you be left behind here on earth when the translation of those that follow Jesus takes place?
Gen 16:1–16–NOW SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE BARE HIM NO CHILDREN: AND SHE HAD AN HANDMAID, AN EGYPTIAN, WHOSE NAME WAS HAGAR. AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, BEHOLD NOW, THE LORD HATH RESTRAINED ME FROM BEARING: I PRAY THEE, GO IN UNTO MY MAID; IT MAY BE THAT I MAY OBTAIN CHILDREN BY HER. AND ABRAM HEARKENED TO THE VOICE OF SARAI.
AND SARAI ABRAM’S WIFE TOOK HAGAR HER MAID THE EGYPTIAN, AFTER ABRAM HAD DWELT TEN YEARS IN THE LAND OF CANAAN, AND GAVE HER TO HER HUSBAND ABRAM TO BE HIS WIFE.
AND HE WENT IN UNTO HAGAR, AND SHE CONCEIVED: AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, HER MISTRESS WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES.
AND SARAI SAID UNTO ABRAM, MY WRONG BE UPON THEE: I HAVE GIVEN MY MAID INTO THY BOSOM; AND WHEN SHE SAW THAT SHE HAD CONCEIVED, I WAS DESPISED IN HER EYES: THE LORD JUDGE BETWEEN ME AND THEE.
BUT ABRAM SAID UNTO SARAI, BEHOLD, THY MAID IS IN THY HAND; DO TO HER AS IT PLEASETH THEE. AND WHEN SARAI DEALT HARDLY WITH HER, SHE FLED FROM HER FACE.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD FOUND HER BY A FOUNTAIN OF WATER IN THE WILDERNESS, BY THE FOUNTAIN IN THE WAY TO SHUR.
AND HE SAID, HAGAR, SARAI’S MAID, WHENCE CAMEST THOU? AND WHITHER WILT THOU GO? AND SHE SAID, I FLEE FROM THE FACE OF MY MISTRESS SARAI.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, RETURN TO THY MISTRESS, AND SUBMIT THYSELF UNDER HER HANDS.
10–AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, I WILL MULTIPLY THY SEED EXCEEDINGLY, THAT IT SHALL NOT BE NUMBERED FOR MULTITUDE.
AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, BEHOLD, THOU ART WITH CHILD, AND SHALT BEAR A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISHMAEL; BECAUSE THE LORD HATH HEARD THY AFFLICTION.
AND HE WILL BE A WILD MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERY MAN, AND EVERY MAN’S HAND AGAINST HIM; AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.
AND SHE CALLED THE NAME OF THE LORD THAT SPAKE UNTO HER, THOU GOD SEEST ME: FOR SHE SAID, HAVE I ALSO HERE LOOKED AFTER HIM THAT SEETH ME?
WHEREFORE THE WELL WAS CALLED BEER–LAHAI–ROI; BEHOLD, IT IS BETWEEN KADESH AND BERED.
AND HAGAR BARE ABRAM A SON: AND ABRAM CALLED HIS SON’S NAME, WHICH HAGAR BARE, ISHMAEL.
AND ABRAM WAS FOURSCORE AND SIX YEARS OLD, WHEN HAGAR BARE ISHMAEL TO ABRAM.
Gen 17:1–27–AND WHEN ABRAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAM, AND SAID UNTO HIM, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD; WALK BEFORE ME, AND BE THOU PERFECT.
AND I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE, AND WILL MULTIPLY THEE EXCEEDINGLY.
AND ABRAM FELL ON HIS FACE: AND GOD TALKED WITH HIM, SAYING,
AS FOR ME, BEHOLD, MY COVENANT IS WITH THEE, AND THOU SHALT BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.
NEITHER SHALL THY NAME ANY MORE BE CALLED ABRAM, BUT THY NAME SHALL BE ABRAHAM; FOR A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE THEE.
AND I WILL MAKE THEE EXCEEDING FRUITFUL, AND I WILL MAKE NATIONS OF THEE, AND KINGS SHALL COME OUT OF THEE.
AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THEE AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, TO BE A GOD UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE.
AND I WILL GIVE UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE, THE LAND WHEREIN THOU ART A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, THOU SHALT KEEP MY COVENANT THEREFORE, THOU, AND THY SEED AFTER THEE IN THEIR GENERATIONS.
THIS IS MY COVENANT, WHICH YE SHALL KEEP, BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND THY SEED AFTER THEE; EVERY MAN CHILD AMONG YOU SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED.
AND YE SHALL CIRCUMCISE THE FLESH OF YOUR FORESKIN; AND IT SHALL BE A TOKEN OF THE COVENANT BETWIXT ME AND YOU.
AND HE THAT IS EIGHT DAYS OLD SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED AMONG YOU, EVERY MAN CHILD IN YOUR GENERATIONS, HE THAT IS BORN IN THE HOUSE, OR BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF ANY STRANGER, WHICH IS NOT OF THY SEED.
HE THAT IS BORN IN THY HOUSE, AND HE THAT IS BOUGHT WITH THY MONEY, MUST NEEDS BE CIRCUMCISED: AND MY COVENANT SHALL BE IN YOUR FLESH FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT.
AND THE UNCIRCUMCISED MAN CHILD WHOSE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN IS NOT CIRCUMCISED, THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM HIS PEOPLE; HE HATH BROKEN MY COVENANT.
AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, AS FOR SARAI THY WIFE, THOU SHALT NOT CALL HER NAME SARAI, BUT SARAH SHALL HER NAME BE.
AND I WILL BLESS HER, AND GIVE THEE A SON ALSO OF HER: YEA, I WILL BLESS HER, AND SHE SHALL BE A MOTHER OF NATIONS; KINGS OF PEOPLE SHALL BE OF HER.
THEN ABRAHAM FELL UPON HIS FACE, AND LAUGHED, AND SAID IN HIS HEART, SHALL A CHILD BE BORN UNTO HIM THAT IS AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD? AND SHALL SARAH, THAT IS NINETY YEARS OLD, BEAR?
AND ABRAHAM SAID UNTO GOD, O THAT ISHMAEL MIGHT LIVE BEFORE THEE!
AND GOD SAID, SARAH THY WIFE SHALL BEAR THEE A SON INDEED; AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISAAC: AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH HIM FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, AND WITH HIS SEED AFTER HIM.
GEN 17:20–27–AND AS FOR ISHMAEL, I HAVE HEARD THEE: BEHOLD, I HAVE BLESSED HIM, AND WILL MAKE HIM FRUITFUL, AND WILL MULTIPLY HIM EXCEEDINGLY; TWELVE PRINCES SHALL HE BEGET, AND I WILL MAKE HIM A GREAT NATION.
BUT MY COVENANT WILL I ESTABLISH WITH ISAAC, WHICH SARAH SHALL BEAR UNTO THEE AT THIS SET TIME IN THE NEXT YEAR.
AND HE LEFT OFF TALKING WITH HIM, AND GOD WENT UP FROM ABRAHAM.
AND ABRAHAM TOOK ISHMAEL HIS SON, AND ALL THAT WERE BORN IN HIS HOUSE, AND ALL THAT WERE BOUGHT WITH HIS MONEY, EVERY MALE AMONG THE MEN OF ABRAHAM’S HOUSE; AND CIRCUMCISED THE FLESH OF THEIR FORESKIN IN THE SELFSAME DAY, AS GOD HAD SAID UNTO HIM.
AND ABRAHAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND NINE, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
AND ISHMAEL HIS SON WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, WHEN HE WAS CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF HIS FORESKIN.
IN THE SELFSAME DAY WAS ABRAHAM CIRCUMCISED, AND ISHMAEL HIS SON.
AND ALL THE MEN OF HIS HOUSE, BORN IN THE HOUSE, AND BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF THE STRANGER, WERE CIRCUMCISED WITH HIM.
Update Apr/May 2013
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE BLOGS FROM JANUARY 2013, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER READING THIS. Thank you. Also please tell a friend. People need to know what is happening, as their lives may depend on it.
Many events have been happening, relating to the latter day times of the last days that we are now in.
Since we know beyond any doubt there will be a Russian/Arab invasion of Israel during the early part of the Tribulation, which is near, we should look for signs that this event could be very close.
Iran is building a nuclear bomb said to be 20 times bigger than what hit Japan. Its purpose is to be used to destroy Israel, which is only about the size of New Jersey. Latest reports are that they are nearing 90% of being ready, which is the red line that Israel has drawn.
We note that the US president went to Israel in March, 2013. One might wonder why?
Speculation–if Israel wanted to let the president know how and when they intended to strike Iran, could they do it by any form of communications? As we understand, no communications that are transmitted are totally secure. The only sure way to communicate would be directly, face to face, in a secure location, such as Israel has.
As we understand, Israel was given a green light through a public statement that said, ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF. It is very possible that the US president now knows how Israel is going to strike Iran, but probably does not know the exact date. However, I would expect Israel has set a date.
Israel can be expected to strike in such a way and through such a method that it will catch the world by surprise. We can expect that Russia with all of its spy equipment will not know it is coming until it actually does, but it is possible Israeli technology may temporarily blind their equipment for a short time. Will Israel, if they attack Iran in such a way as to neutralize their weapons of mass destruction, succeed? I believe, yes, because the Bible gives no indication that Israel will be struck solely by Iran with such a weapon. Rather, Iran and many other nations will be with Russia in a giant attack against Israel, after the Rapture occurs. Perhaps, because Israel may succeed in defending themselves by neutralizing Iran’s weapon, much of the world can be expected to condemn tiny Israel and the Jewish people, and approve of the combined Russian/Arab invasion of Israel soon after the Rapture happens and the Tribulation begins. However, Ezekiel 38 and 39, which gives much info on this (what we call WW3), makes it clear that the invasion will succeed against Israel at first, and Israel will be brought to their knees very fast. However, when Israel cries out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in desperation, God hears them and speedily destroys the huge military invasion. Only 1 in 6 of the Russian invasion forces are left alive. It happens quickly and is much like God did to those that came against Israel in the Old Testament (the Tanakh)and dared to challenge God. As a result, many will come to Messiah afterward, through the teaching of 144,000 male, virgin Jews.
When will Israel strike Iran? We do not know, but we believe it will be soon—perhaps sometime in 2013 or 2014. While the US is greatly downsizing its military, Russia is doing the opposite which sets the stage for the great war described in the Revelation (the red horse–Rev 6:3,4). As a result of that war, one out of every 4 people on earth will die. This is covered more in the January blog.
Watch Israel. This is the key. If you are not ready to meet Jesus when He comes to rapture His church—you will have made a very tragic mistake, one that could cause you to perish for eternity. The lukewarm Christians will be left behind. Whether or not you believe these things will happen changes nothing. The Bible’s prophecies have never failed, no, not one.
How can you know the Bible is true? Look at Israel. Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948, happened exactly the way the Bible said it would be. Their victory after victory against many Arab and Muslim attacks since that time is proof the Bible is the Word of God. Even the huge Russian/Arab invasion of Israel will be defeated; however, not by Israel, but by God. Indeed, all of the wars Israel has won against impossible odds, since 1948, were because God was with them. No invasion force will ever destroy Israel again; no, not even at Armageddon, which is when Jesus actually returns to this earth in power and great glory. But before then, the Antichrist will be in Israel, and all the world must take his mark (666) and worship the image of the Antichrist. All that refuse can be expected to be brutally tortured and killed by beheading, except for a few God will protect to repopulate the earth after Armageddon, when Jesus the Messiah, Son of David, the only begotten Son of God will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in Jerusalem during the Millennium. Life is a test to see if you will believe the Bible or not. It is not those that hear the Word of God that will be justified, but those that DO the Word of God–ref Ja 1:22.
The Bible states that at the time of the Rapture, very few people will even believe there will be a Rapture, and of those that do, many that thought they would be taken will not be—because they were not ready. They were only lukewarm Christians. Friend, the time is at hand, it is very near. Fear God, and depart from evil. Repent and believe the Gospel. Put your trust totally in Jesus the Messiah, and repent and be baptized as God’s Word commands.
Update January 2013
Right Now and Coming Soon. Where Are We In Time?
It is recommended you read the homepage regarding the Signs of the Times, Rapture,
Tribulation, Armageddon, and Jesus Returns before reading what is to follow here.
About six times in the New Testament, God commands those that are born again to know or understand the times we are now in. It also tells that the unsaved and disobedient will not understand.
The Bible gives app. 365 signs of the latter day times.
Israel’s rebirth was the first sign showing that we had entered the latter days of the last days.
Then God’s Word reveals app. 365 prophecies would be fulfilled that would lead up to the Rapture of God’s people.
Then the Antichrist would come forth, and the horrible Tribulation would follow. Immediately after, Armageddon would explode, Jesus would return and the elect would be gathered. Jesus said a generation would not pass till all this is fulfilled. As of now, all 365 prophecies are nearly fulfilled.
Here are just a few of these prophecies. You judge—have they been fulfilled?
Israel would regain the city of Jerusalem.
There would be a change in weather patterns worldwide.
There would be an increase in violence and evil worldwide.
In the church, there would be a lack of preaching on sin, repentance, the judgments, hell and the lake of fire, the narrow way, obedience to God’s Word and His commandments, and prophecy showing Jesus was about to return for His people.
The preaching would be tailored to suit what people wanted to hear—positive things that make people feel good.
The Bible also reveals one of the last signs would be a spiritual shaking that would take place which would cause many Christians to fall, and the world also would turn away from God and His Word.
Included in the last prophecies before the Rapture, there would be a great increase and acceptance of alternate lifestyles, and much of the world would be against tiny Israel.
In addition, it would be as the days of Noah and Lot—sin and wickedness would abound, and only a very few would understand the judgment and wrath of Christ was about to come.
All these final signs are proof the Rapture is on our doorstep. A few, such as Billy Graham, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and this website are trying to warn people; but as it is written, few are listening.
What Is Next? What Can We Expect In The Next Few Months?
Watch Israel. This is the key.
We understand Iran is seeking to build a bomb about 20 times bigger than what hit Japan, and they have every intention to use it. We expect they may use every strategy possible, perhaps meaningless talks or other methods to give them time to complete a bomb. All they need is time, and Israel knows this.
There is no indication in the Bible that Iran will succeed. Does this mean Israel will in some way neutralize Iran’s efforts?
Expect the world and UN to turn against Israel more and more.
We understand that Russia has stated an attack against Iran is the same as an attack against them.
We understand Russia is building up their military at an incredible pace, while the US is downsizing its military. Russia is reportedly spending $650 billion. Reportedly, 1000 helicopters and subs carrying nuclear missiles are included.
Why do the Arabs hate Israel? Read the article regarding Ishmael and Isaac.
Why does much of the world hate Israel? It is written: Mt 10:22–Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake. Mt 24:9–ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.
Born again Christians love the Jews. Do you?
Soon The Rapture Will Come
Then the man of sin, which is called Antichrist (the prince, the ruler, etc.) comes forth–ref Rev 6:2; Dan 9:26,27. He confirms an agreement for 7 years (between Israel and others). This begins the Tribulation–Dan 9:27.
144,000 male, virgin Jews are sealed. These shall evangelize what is left of the world during the first part of the Tribulation, following what we call WW3.
Soon after the covenant or agreement is confirmed, God brings Russia, Iran and other nations against tiny Israel with a huge military force, because Israel has turned away from God–ref Ezek 38, 39; Rev 6:4. The attack comes like a storm from all directions in a land, air and sea assault.
The US does not come to Israel’s aid. No one comes to their aid.
Israel is being crushed. Many Jews are killed.
They have no where to turn. They are stubborn and will not call upon the Lord. As their defeat seems imminent, finally, after many Jews are already dead, they cry out to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God responds. The biggest military force and most advanced military weapons ever assembled are no match for the LORD. Through a great shaking (earthquakes), plus the invading forces turning against themselves, diseases, great hailstones, fire and brimstone, the Russian forces and their allies are destroyed speedily. Only 1 in 6 are left alive. They die upon the mountains of Israel and the open field.
But this is only the beginning. Much of Russia (Magog) and the US (those that dwell carelessly in the isles) shall also be destroyed. It appears there is a nuclear exchange that lasts 4 hours of the day and 4 hours of the night. When the smoke clears and as a result of what has happened, 1 out of every 4 people on earth are dead. If you are in the US or Russia, chances are you will be among them.
What is terrifying is all of those that die (one quarter of the world’s population)—100% go to hell. For it is written, DEATH, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM–Rev 6:8. How can this be? This is the answer. The Rapture has taken the believers. Those left are all unbelievers. They would not allow God to reign over them. They would not let God work in them and conform them to the image of Christ. They are left behind. They just can’t believe the Scriptures as written, because their thoughts from the devil oppose the truth.
What follows are massive famines, and diseases are out of control. All green grass on earth is gone. One third of the trees are destroyed. There is much more.
For the people left alive, 144,000 male, virgin Jews will evangelize the world. Many will come to Christ, but for most that do, they will ultimately be martyred for their faith by decapitation. Regretfully, those in places like the US, Russia, and many Arab nations, just to mention some, will have no opportunity to come to Christ, as they will be part of the app. one and a half billion that will die as a result of this very short war.
Why Does God Do This?
The almost instant destruction by God of the forces that invade Israel is such that many people throughout the whole world will recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord. Thus, Jesus is magnified and known in the eyes of many nations. There follows a great revival as God’s holy name is made known in Israel, and the heathen shall know that Jesus is Lord, the Holy One in Israel–ref Ezek 39:7.
I suspect if the signs of the times that have already happened and the things that are taking place right now before your eyes don’t persuade you to repent—nothing will, and you are doomed to spend eternity in the lake of fire. We cannot say the Rapture will happen this year or even next year. However, the signs of the times indicate very strongly that it could be as soon as this year or soon after. Are you ready?
Some may say they will wait till the 11th hour to repent. The 11th hour is here now, but do you recognize it?
Will much of what has been said here be disputed by the unbelievers, the lukewarm, the unlearned, and those not filled with the love of Christ? It hast to be.
Was the flood coming to destroy the earth disputed?
Was Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction disputed and not believed?
It would be a good idea for you to make a copy of the homepage, so you will know what is going to happen as you see these things coming to pass. Because if you do not, when these things do happen, you may cry out and say, “I wish I knew what is coming next!”—but this website will have been shut down.
There is no compromise, if you are going to follow Christ. Compromisers are lukewarm, and these are not raptured. From this moment on, you can never say, “I never knew these things.” If you have problems believing God’s Word, examine yourself and repent, so that you might believe–ref Mt 21:32.
Jn 14:29–And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Jn 20:31–But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.
BLOG—January 2013 FACTS. Introduction.
Fact. The Bible is the Word of God. It has been proven to be true by many that have spent years researching it–ref 2 Pe 1:21; 2 Tim 3:16,17; 2 Sam 23:2. Many have also spent years trying to disprove it. All failed. Every prophecy (thousands) have come true up to this time with no exceptions. The fool hath said in his heart there is no God–Ps 14:1.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that it can be correctly understood by only a few, those that humble themselves as babes before God. The Bible will not be correctly understood by most, because of blindness and hardness in their heart.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that many are positive that they understand the Bible but their understanding is actually darkness, blindness, and deceit. It is beyond their understanding that the devil can blind their minds–2 Cor 4:4. It is beyond their understanding that many ministers, preachers, priests and rabbi are really following Satan–2 Cor 11:15.
Fact. The Bible clearly teaches that MANY are positive they will go to heaven, but only a FEW enter the narrow way and strait gate and are called, chosen, and faithful.
Fact. The keys to understanding where a person is in Christ are as follows: their fruits, their love for God, the brethren, and God’s Word; also their desire for God’s Word, their obedience to the Bible, and their softness towards Biblical correction followed by repentance. Just being a nice person does not indicate a person will go to heaven.
Fact. The Bible is absolutely clear that to be saved, a person MUST trust in the Jesus Christ of the Bible, Who is come in the flesh. They MUST repent of their sins. Only AFTER believing and repenting, is a person commanded to be baptized by full immersion. Then they NEED to hear or read the Bible, and as they understand, they are to obey God’s Word. Then they will be tested and tried in all sorts of ways to see if their faith is geniune. Those that stand firm in the faith shall forever be with the Lord. This is clear in God’s Word, yet many in this lukewarm Bible generation deviate from this teaching.
Fact. We are in the last church age before Jesus will translate those that are His. Rev 3:14–22–This is the Laodicean church age of which it is written–it is neither cold or hot, but lukewarm. It does not know or understand that its true condition in God’s eyes is wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
God’s advice to this naked, blind church age, in which Jesus is outside knocking on the door, is several things including REPENT. Most of today’s church is not ready for Jesus to take them. Many will not serve God because of fear. God calls them wicked, lazy, unprofitable, and asleep–Mt 7:22,23; 25:10–14, 24–30; 25:5. When it comes to studying God’s Word at length, it seems they are full of excuses.
When Jesus was asked what shall be the sign of thy coming, three times Jesus (first) warned of religious deception. He said–Mt 24:4–Take heed that no man deceive you (also ref Mk 13:5; Lk 21:8). Today’s church is indeed a church of deception that teaches what a person wants to hear, rather than what they need to hear—and the people that attend them are not aware. Mingled in with today’s lukewarm church are just a few from the Philadelphia, Sardis, and Thyatira churches. Only those from these 3 churches that have repented will be raptured. (Note this should be of use for prophecy scholars.) If you are reading this and can understand it and will repent, you are blessed; for few can understand God’s Word correctly in these latter days.
Fact. The latter days of the last days began with Israel’s rebirth, which happened May 14, 1948.
Fact. A generation would not pass away from that event to the Rapture, Tribulation, Armageddon, and the gathering of the elect. We are near the end of that generation right now. The Bible clearly states very few will be ready and be taken.
If you are “In Christ” you are commanded in app. 6 verses to know and understand, watch and be ready for His soon return. Those not watching will not understand when He will return, and they will be left behind–1 Thes 5:4; Rev 3:3 Woe to those churches that have not alerted their flocks with the signs of the times, so they might watch and be ready as the Bible commands. It is written, Heb 9:28–…UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION. Very few are looking for or expecting His return to translate His people, because today’s blind and wretched, lukewarm, Christian church does not expect the Rapture is on the doorstep. To those that may laugh or mock at this, be warned—you will soon be crying and wishing you had not turned your back on Christ.
Update March 21, 2012
144,000 male, virgin Jews are sealed. These shall evangelize what is left of the world during the first part of the Tribulation, following what we call WW3. Absolutely amazing! Prophecy after prophecy has been fulfilled and is being fulfilled even as this is being written; yet people refuse to believe the Bible is true.
It was recently said of the “Me Gen”(those born between 1981–2000) that the three things these 12 to 31 year olds are most concerned about are money, fame, and image. Extremely self–centered, their heads are often buried in their hand–held devices. Staying connected is so important to many, but connecting with God is lacking.
It is called the “Me” generation, and it has been stated that religion is not part of their lives. As we understand, Franklin Graham has found the youth of this generation have so little Bible knowledge that he has to begin with the very basics in his crusades, because they don’t seem to know who Jesus is and what He did.
This generation was prophesied to be a time in which deceit shall prosper. People believe all sorts of lies, but do not believe the truth of the Bible, even though it has been proven to be true. Throughout history, people have spent their whole lives trying to prove the Bible is not true. None has ever succeeded. So they make up stories about the Bible and persuade those with little Bible knowledge to believe their deceit.
God offers people eternal life, but demands that a person repents and obeys the Gospel. People love their own lives the way they are and do not want to forsake all now, in order to inherit eternal joy and happiness through Jesus Christ later. So many curse His name. Why don’t they curse the name of other so–called gods? Because these are no gods at all—but Jesus is alive and sits on the right hand of God the Father in heaven right now.
Welcome to the “Me” generation. It is believed this generation shall enter the Tribulation and see the most evil being that will ever live on this planet—that is, the Antichrist. He is the actual son of Satan, and the number of his name is 666. He will be far more intelligent than anyone on this earth. He will have the wisdom of his father, the devil. Depending on the translation used, in one verse, the Antichrist is called “the Lie.” It is believed he is alive in Europe at this time, but cannot come forth until the born again Christians are translated off this earth in the twinkling of an eye–ref 1 Cor 15:52. Once he comes forth, immediately after the translation of God’s people, he agrees to a covenant with Israel–ref Dan 9:27. Shortly after, (as we may say) all hell breaks loose on this earth, as Russia and some Arab nations combine to attack tiny Israel. Many are killed in Israel, but Israel cries out to God, and God hears them. God steps in to defend Israel, as He did in Old Testament times. Five/sixths of the huge invasion forces are destroyed–ref Ezek 38. What God does is so swift and incredible, afterward, many people repent and turn to Christ in a great revival. However, for many of them, death by decapitation is what lies ahead, as the Antichrist will reign and rule the earth for the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation.
Regretfully, many people will never have a chance to repent, especially in the US and Russia. During this time, we can expect that one out of every four people on earth will be killed–note Rev 6:1–8; Ezek 38,39, as a result of what we call WW3. This begins with the Russian/Arab invasion of Israel. Iran is included in the invasion and several other countries as well. The Scriptures seem to point to a great war that should come right after the Russian/Arab invasion of Israel. It will last about 8 hours. It is between a super–powerful nation in the land of Magog (modern–day Russia) and a super–powerful nation that appears to be called an isle of the sea. Apparently, fantastic weapons will be used in this 8 hour conflict. As a result, 1 out of every 4 people on earth will die. What is even more terrifying is that every one of those that die will be in hell–note Rev 6:8. How could this be? The explanation may be that the Rapture has just happened, and all true born again Christians were removed, but all the unsaved and make–believe Christians were left behind.
Ok, you may say, this sounds so far–fetched, it’s ridiculous. Well, the Bible has app. 365 prophecies that would be fulfilled beginning with Israel’s rebirth. Israel’s rebirth seemed impossible, but it happened. All the power of the Arab nations could not stop it. Again and again, when the Arab nations have tried to crush Israel, they were defeated. How can a tiny nation stand against the combined forces of the mighty Arab nations? Yet when they attack Israel, they are defeated. The hand of God is with Israel for certain, even though Israel does not trust in Jesus at this time.
Have you noticed the huge military buildup currently underway in Russia? Why would they be doing this????—when the US is downsizing its military?????
Consider, the impossible. The Bible tells of a time, during the Tribulation, in which the Antichrist shall require people to take a mark in one of three forms. One form is the number of his name, which is 6 6 6. Why is this required?
Note what its purpose is—A person cannot buy or sell anything unless he has this mark in or on his forehead or right hand. Note the words “buy or sell”–ref Rev 13:17.
How does this relate to right now? Much that is going on right now is related to all transactions being done through the Internet—buying and selling, banking, and paying bills and more. As we understand, Sweden is moving right now in the direction of a cashless society. Did you know this?
So why will this mark be required to be in or on a person’s forehead or right hand? Consider the hacking and theft taking place on the Internet. Credit card numbers are being stolen by the thousands. Banks are being hacked. People’s bank accounts are being compromised. Seems no matter how good the online security is, hackers can break through and steal. The Bible clearly shows that all kinds of evil will increase more and more. However, during the Tribulation, technology will be developed that will give people online access like a bank card; a device that will be in or on a person’s right hand or forehead that no hacker can tamper with. No one can use it, except the person that has it. No one can buy or sell without it. Sounds like a great idea, except—the Bible warns that every person that takes this mark or the number of the Antichrist’s name is guaranteed eternal damnation. There is no forgiveness.
A few years ago such a thing was unthinkable. Today, it is becoming a reality. The Bible tells of these days—knowledge shall increase–ref Dan 12:4. This is certainly true right now.
Weather patterns are changing greatly all over the world. The Bible predicted that this would happen after the rebirth of Israel, as one of the signs that the Tribulation was near. These crazy weather patterns that the earth is experiencing shall continue to get more and more intense. Ready or not, these things are happening right before your eyes.
So then, knowing these things—what should you do? Begin by fearing God. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints–Ps 89:7. Fear God, and repent. Humble yourself before God, and receive Jesus Christ as your only hope of salvation. There is none righteous, no not one—which includes you. Repent, and ask God in prayer to be your Lord and Saviour. Begin reading your Bible daily. Begin with the Gospel of John. Read it three times; then the whole New Testament 3 times; then the whole Bible. You need faith (or trust) in God; and this is only possible through His pure Word. A bunch of worldly stores about the Bible or about your preacher increases no one’s faith; and without faith it is impossible to please God–ref Heb 11:6. Be baptized by full immersion after repenting and believing on the Jesus of the Bible–ref Acts 2:38; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12 and many more. As you study God’s Word, OBEY IT. Do not read only one or two chapters a day. Read many chapters without excuse, every day; for it is God speaking to you directly. Be faithful. Evil is going to continue to increase in this world. For the true Christian, it is going to become more and more difficult, but being faithful has the reward of everlasting life.
The penalty for not being faithful is the second death—which is the eternal lake of fire, from which there will never be any rest, day or night.
Update June 23, 2011
It is written: ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD...NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST–ref 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20–21.
There are approximately 10,385 prophecies in the Bible. Every one, to this time, has come to pass
without one exception. Jesus said–O FOOLS, AND SLOW OF HEART TO BELIEVE ALL THAT THE PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN.
The Bible reveals that we would know we had entered the latter years—of the last days when the rebirth of Israel had taken place. That happened May 14, 1948. Then approximately 365 prophecies would follow within this generation.
Do you understand how the world is changing and what it means? First, Israel would be reborn. Now there are increases in globalization, technology, communications, unusual weather patterns, tsunamis, alternate lifestyles, economic problems, false prophets, bombs 2500 times bigger than used in WW2 and violence, Middle East unrest, and the Israeli–Palestinian situation. These all prove the Bible is true.
One of the most incredible prophecies is when the two prophets of God are killed around the end of the Tribulation, that THEY OF THE PEOPLE AND KINDREDS AND TONGUES AND NATIONS SHALL SEE THEIR DEAD BODIES THREE DAYS AND AN HALF, AND SHALL NOT SUFFER THEIR DEAD BODIES TO BE PUT IN GRAVES. How would it be possible for people all over the world to see their dead bodies as the Bible describes?
Consider this. Recently, it was announced that the President of the United States would make a special announcement; yet, before he could make that announcement, people all over the world had already learned what the announcement was about. It seems, within minutes, the news had “gone viral,” or traveled all over the world via the Internet and hand–held devices.
In the same manner, when the two prophets of God are killed by the Antichrist, people all over the world will be able to see what has happened. But then, after they rise from the dead after 3½ days, men’s heart will fail them for fear; for they will know that Jesus Christ is about to return at the time of Armageddon.
The Bible foretold there would be some way for people to instantly have worldwide, visual communication. Not long age, this was impossible; but now—it is a reality.
Rev 11:4–15–These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the peole and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upoon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour ws there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand; and the remnat were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Chirst; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
The Bible foretold there would be weapons with such destructive force, that one out of every four people in the world will be killed in a very short time, during the first part of the Tribulation. Then one out of every three people on earth will be killed in the second part. As Armageddon is about to explode, more than half of the world’s population will be dead, and much of what is left will be killed during the Battle of Armageddon. As bad as things seem right now, it is only a drop in the bucket compared to what is soon coming. If you have not surrendered to Christ yet, your time is running out. The dead have no chance to ask Christ to be their Lord and Saviour.
Life is a Test to see if you will believe and obey the Gospel. Jesus cares. He may be reaching out to you now.
The FOOL HAS SAID in his heart, THERE IS NO GOD.
Why are some countries in the Middle East (that are in revolt) supported with outside help, and others are not? The answer is in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. Everything that is happening in the world that is covered by Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. God’s Word outlines the history of the world from start to finish. It’s accuracy is perfect. Can any book written by man make such a claim?
Update March 11, 2011
The Bible also forecasted bigger & more frequent earthquakes in various places; as a sign that the tribulation & the battle of Armageddon was approaching. The Bible gives over 300 signs to look for after Israel would be reborn as a nation, so we would know and understand the times we are in. There is absolutely no question at all that we are in the latter days. Have you surrendered your life to Jesus? Are you reading your Bible daily as you ought to be doing? Huge tidal waves or tsunami’s are also foretold by the Bible. Time is running out. The proof is there, if you choose to look and see.
Update March 9, 2011
What profit is there if you gain the whole world now, but, lose your own soul for eternity? What profit is there if you are the richest man on earth for 70 years then perish to the lake of fire for eternity?
Update March 7, 2011
As of the writing of this blog, several countries in the Middle East are experiencing protests and riots, and some long–time rulers are being overthrown.
So what is happening? We know that the Tribulation is near. Just how near we cannot be certain. Very near the beginning of the Tribulation, the combined Russian–Arab invasion of Israel takes place–ref Ezek chapters 38 and 39. This appears to be confirmed in both Ezekiel and the Revelation. What we should be seeing at this time is a realignment of the leadership of some nations, which will set the stage for the invasion of Israel. You may have noted, there is reportedly a huge military buildup now underway in Russia, unlike anything they have done in many years. A tremendous amount of money is being spent—estimated over $600 billion. It is reported that helicopters, planes, war ships & submarines are all on the list.
One thing we can say for sure, as each day passes, we are one day closer to the rapture and immediately afterward the revealing of the Antichrist.
2 Th 2:1–15.
1–Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2–That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3–Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4–Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5–Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6–And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7–For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8–And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9–Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10–And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11–And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12–That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13–But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14–Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15–Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Are you ready to meet Jesus, if He came this year or next year to take His people up to meet Him in the clouds? Or will you be left behind and become one of those app. 1.5 billion people that will die during the first part of the Tribulation? Rev 6:3–8–And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4–And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5–And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6–And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7–And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8–And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Update August 2010
You may ask: “What is going on in the world?”
It seems like the world has turned upside down.
People seem to be given over to the lusts of the flesh and pleasures of this life. What has happened to the virtues of honesty, decency and hard work? Where has common sense gone?
Virtually the entire world has turned against Israel.
The world is becoming more and more like Sodom and Gomorrah.
Everything seems to be going in a global direction, from economics to education.
Many countries are in financial trouble.
Multitudes all over the world are finding fewer jobs available.
Many are losing their homes.
Every time a person goes on the Internet–where they go, what they do, and what they say on any site or in any email—is permanently recorded and can be accessed in microseconds.
More and more devices to monitor you are being installed worldwide. With few exceptions, no matter where you go, you are being watched and recorded.
Much of the reporting by the news–media is not objective, and often news concerning issues of importance go unreported.
More and more earthquakes are occurring.
Occasionally, new diseases are appearing.
Knowledge and technology are increasing at an incredible rate.
Terrorism is spreading at an alarming rate. Is there any place in the world one can go and be 100% sure they will be safe?
Governments are going in the direction of more control over people’s lives and businesses; and our individual freedoms are declining. Often statistics that are published are misleading, violating the public trust.
The name of the game that is going on is control and deception.
A world dictator will come on the scene soon, but before this, expect many of the things listed above to get worse, even as those in authority may tell you things are getting better.
So what can we do? Bring forth God’s Word and prepare the people to meet Jesus; but few will listen, even as it was in the days of Noah. Few believed the flood would come.. The fact that few believed the flood would come, did not stop it from happening. Things are going to get worse, but God’s Word is always correct. You cannot correctly pray that God’s Word will not come to pass. Much of what is happening was foretold in God’s Word.
While many are upset about these and other things, the informed, born–again Christian knows what is happening. He knows that an event in the Bible called the Translation or being “caught up” (or the Rapture, as many call it) is getting closer and closer. Few will be taken, and many will be left behind, crying out, “Lord, open to us!”
Many of the things mentioned here are mentioned in the Bible, as events that would take place after Israel’s rebirth. The Bible clearly states that Israel would be reborn as a nation. That was the event that revealed we had entered in the latter days. It happened May 14, 1948. Within a generation of that event, a multitude of prophecies would be fulfilled, including the Rapture. A generation “may” perhaps be 70 years (Ps 90:10). Some believe it could be longer. Of the 365 prophecies that the Bible tells us would take place, 364 are solidly in place.
Several of these prophecies that are listed have to do with born–again churches and the Bible. The Bible shows us that sound Bible teaching would nearly disappear. Religious persecutions would increase, for those that let their light shine for Jesus. The Bible predicted that the people of the world would no longer want sound doctrine, but they would want to hear what their itching ears wanted to hear. Sin would increase more and more.
Yes, things have greatly changed in the last few years, but 100% of the changes are in perfect harmony with what God’s Word has told us.
What more can be said, except—if you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ, as your only hope of salvation, your time is fast running out. And if you are a lukewarm Christian, as many are, you are in spiritual trouble, because the lukewarm will not be taken in the Rapture. Don’t be misled by those, including clergy, that say the Rapture will never happen or that it will happen during or after the Tribulation. Beware of any clergy that does not preach more and more on repentance in this more and more sinful generation. Many have told us they can no longer find a good, Bible–teaching church in their area. God forbid, this is true. If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ, before it is too late, all the information on the home page should give you direction.
Study your Bible, diligently and often. It is life to those that will receive it. But woe to those that reject God’s Word. For they shall go into the soon coming Tribulation, in which the Antichrist shall come forth. It will be the worst years in the history of mankind. Within a few short years after the Rapture, more than one–half of the world’s population will be dead; and then immediately after the Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon explodes, as the armies of the world gather to fight against the return of Jesus Christ and all of the saints. In 24 hours, the battle is over; and there are few people left alive on earth. The Antichrist and his false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire, and Satan is bound for 1000 years, so he can deceive the nations no longer.
So you might ask, how much longer do we have before the Rapture takes place? By comparing the many prophecies in the Scriptures (THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES), we can certainly believe it is SOON.
Would you like to ponder something that is special? Consider this.
When the Rapture happens, immediately, in the twinkling of an eye, we are with Jesus. On earth, immediately the Antichrist (whose number of his name is 666ƹ comes forth. Shortly thereafter, he confirms a covenant with Israel and others–Dan 9:27.
However, the saints are in heaven. They are judged. They appear at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Millions of saints, from the beginning of the world, will be there. Abel, Abraham, Moses, and the apostles will be there. Will you be there? After the Marriage Supper, the saints will be before the throne of God, as Jesus, the Lamb of God, takes the scroll and begins to open the seals. The first seal is the Antichrist coming forth. Did you catch that?????
On earth, the time that has passed is perhaps seconds, between the Rapture and the Antichrist coming forth. Yet, in heaven, perhaps hours, days, or weeks have passed from the time of the Rapture until the time Jesus begins to open the seals. Time, as we understand it, is much different in heaven than on earth. Do you understand the signs of the times? Are you ready for the Rapture? Are you watching for His soon return?
Update October 2009
The Bible clearly shows, as the Tribulation approaches, that various diseases would emerge and increase. It also tells that weather patterns would change (this has nothing to do with carbon emissions by mankind). These events would happen as birth pangs of a woman; increasing in frequency and intensity, as the Tribulation approaches, continuing during the Tribulation, and culminating immediately after the Tribulation when Jesus Christ returns at the time of Armageddon.
The Bible also shows, as the Rapture approaches, more and more people would turn from following Jesus; and fewer and fewer people would turn to God in truth. Religious deception and lukewarm teaching would abound and replace sound biblical doctrine. Is God speaking to your heart? Is He trying to draw you to repentance? If so, do not hesitate or resist His calling.
August 14, 2009
What lies ahead? According to the Scriptures, what lies ahead is both bad news and good news.
The bad news is the Tribulation, the worst time since man has existed, is coming soon–Mt 24:21.
The good news is that the Rapture of true born again Christians is also near–Lk 21:28,36; 1 Thes 4:16,17. But this is bad news for so–called Christians that do not obey the Gospel and follow Jesus as it is written–2 Thes 1:8. This is because they will be left behind, and their time to repent is running out. The number of true followers of God will become more and more like the days of Noah, Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, as the pressure is turned up–Lk 17:28; Mt 24:27.
The news is that alternate life styles will continue to increase. Alternate life styles can be expected to prosper and become more and more accepted as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah–Lk 17:28–30. More laws to protect them and give them special rights may also be enacted.
Many freedoms that the U.S. and some other countries have enjoyed can be expected to erode. Since there will be a world dictator coming on the scene soon, this means certain freedoms we enjoy must be done away with–Dan 7:25. More controls (through new laws and programs) must be implemented to manage and control the people and the education of the children. Any news–media (of any kind) that is not inline with this and what needs to be done in order to control the people and usher in a world dictator must be suppressed by all means possible by powers in high places–Eph 6:12.
Little by little, the Bible, the name of Christ, or Jesus Christ, the name of Christmas, and other such references must be suppressed and discredited–Acts 4:18.
Bible scholars, teachers and pastors that expound sound doctrine and prophecy need to be eliminated or discredited, or controlled by all means possible through trumped up charges, new laws or misuse of existing laws. Those that teach a “feel good” Gospel and “what sinful man’s ears want to hear” may prosper–2Tim 4:3.
It is already difficult to find a church anymore that teaches as Jesus and the apostles did. Indeed, the day is coming when there will be a famine of hearing God’s Word–Amos 8:11.
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