The Great Tribulation - 2017?
(the time of great trouble at the end of the age)
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"I set watchmen over you, [saying], Listen to the
sound of the trumpet; but they said, We will not listen." Jer 6:17
"Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals
His secret counsel to His servants the prophets." Amos 3:7
"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at
the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered
the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the
flood came and took them all away." Matt 24
Revelation 12 Sign in the Heavens
What is the Great Tribulation?
The last 7 year period before the return of Jesus Christ is known as the “the
Great Tribulation” period is (aka “end times” - tribulation means trouble),
it will be the most difficult time ever seen on the Earth. The fifth and final
earthly kingdom of Daniel's prophecy will arise and be led by the man known as
the Antichrist (false messiah inhabited by Satan), and he will be assisted by
the False Prophet (false witness) and they will cause people to worship a False
Deity (false god) which is a statue called the "image of the beast". It will
also be the time of conversion of the nation of Israel to the Gospel of Christ
(Romans 11:25-29). It will be a time of great trouble which God will bring
upon the whole earth - of devastating wars, persecutions, the Antichrist and
natural disasters, all for the purpose of bringing God's unrepentant people to
repentance, and separating the good people from the wicked and corrupt of the
The Jewish "Feasts of the Lord" are extremely important regarding God's plan of
salvation and timing.
Jesus fulfilled all of the spring Feasts during his first coming and He will
fulfill all of the fall Feasts on his second coming.
Feast of the Passover (Lev.23:4-5)
BY HIS DEATH
2) Feast of
Unleavened Bread (Lev.23:6-8)
BY HIS BURIAL
3) Feast of
First Fruits (Lev.23:9-14)
BY HIS RESURRECTION
4) Feast of
BY OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
5) Feast of
Rosh Hashanah (Lev.23:23-25)
6) Feast of
the Great Day of Atonement /
Yom Kippur (Lev.23:26-32)
7) Feast of
Learn about the Feasts of Israel
So we see the next Feast on the list to be fulfilled is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh
7 year Great Tribulation period will likely begin 2017
Events seem to be converging for the Great Tribulation to begin very soon, and
possible pre-Trib Rapture of the Saints if there is to be one. Israel and the city of Jerusalem are
truly the Lord's time clock that
reveals to us where we are on the Lord's Timeline.
The 4 Blood Moons of 2014-2015 - a 2 year
This is the first indicator we will look at. In Genesis chapter 1, God
said when creating the Sun, Moon and Stars that they were to be for 2 purposes:
For Signs and for Seasons. Signs of what? Jesus, when
talking about his return always mentions signs in the sun moon and stars.
Specifically, he says when he returns the sun would turn black and the moon
blood red. So these are the most important signs we would look for.
As you will see below, there were 4 full lunar eclipses in 2014/15
which fell on the Jewish holy feast days (on average, there is 1 lunar eclipse
every 1-1/2 years) . Pastor Mark Biltz has discovered
that in each of the 3 times since Jesus walked the earth that this has happened, something
significant has happened regarding Israel or the Jewish people around the same
1492-93 - Spain evicts all Jews from the country
1947-48 - The nation of Israel is reborn
1967 - Israel regains Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the 6 day
There were 2 solar eclipses and 4 lunar
eclipses in 2015 which fell on Passover and other significant Feast
days on the Jewish calendar. There will be
no more eclipses like these which fall on Jewish Feast days this century.
It could very well be that these back to back eclipses on the Jewish Feasts are
extremely significant warnings in regards to the end-times and Christ's return.
What could the "significant event" be? After searching the Web for
prophetic words it looks like it will most likely
it will be the declaration of a Palestinian state within Israel. If this
happens watch out because God is very clear that He will judge the nations that
divide his land! (see scriptures below)
Remember that God does nothing without first revealing it through his
servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). God has been warning through his servants the
prophets over the last 20 years
that Jesus would return soon and that the Tribulation is coming! And
very recently he has been warning that when the USA divides Israel, he will
physically divide the USA.
Jesus said just before his return that the Sun will be darkened
and the moon to "blood red". These blood moons and solar eclipses were not
those Jesus was referring to - because this will happen on a very unique day
called "The Day of the Lord". It will be at the very end of the age just
before Christ's visible return in the clouds. I believe these were a
"2 year warning" to the start of the Tribulation, as we will see below.
1947 - UN Votes to Partition 'Palestine'
This was meant to be the '2 State Solution' to give both Palestinian Arabs
and the Jews their own separate states. But what did the Palestinians do?
They said 'No way we will allow the Jews to have their own state next to us'.
And so they rejected the offer (and every other offer since then). The next
year, on 14 May 1948 the UN voted to recognize Israel as a Nation (thus
fulfilling Isaiah Isaiah 66:7-8
and many other prophecies concerning God
bringing back the Jews to Israel in the 'last days'). What did the Arab
Muslims do? They declared war on the new State the next day.
The 1967 "miracle war" and the Jubilee
In 1967 Israel was drawn into war with a coalition of belligerent Arab/Muslim
neighbors bent on destroying Israel and as many Jews as possible along with it.
The war lasted only 6 days, and through a series of miracle battles gained much
new territory (much of which they immediately returned by Israel), but most
importantly the rest of the city of Jerusalem was taken from Jordan. After
thousands of years Jerusalem was back in Jewish control! This happened on
June the 6th 1967. Even though they had won back control of
Jerusalem, they allowed Jordan to maintain control of the Temple Mount as a
good-will gesture to the Muslims because of their Dome of the Rock temple and Al
Aqsa mosque which are there.
A very important cycle in the Bible is the Jubilee. According to
Leviticus, every 50 years slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be
forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. The 50th
anniversary of the restoration of Jerusalem is June 6th 2017. I
will be watching this date carefully, but I don't expect anything to happen
until a bit later, as described below.
2017 the Great Anniversary Year
Another very important Biblical cycle is 70 years (and a also just the number
70). For example, God told the Jewish people through the prophet Jeremiah
that Israel would spend 70 years in Babylonian captivity - and that's just
what happened! This year is the 70th anniversary since the United Nations
vote to partition Palestine, which led to the finalizing vote declaring
the new state of Israel the next year.
The year 2017 is quite an amazing anniversary year. Consider these
This year is the 100th
anniversary (2 Jubilees) of the end of Muslim rule over Jersualem - General
Allenby took the city from the Ottoman Empire Turks without firing a single shot in 1917
ending 400 years of Islamic rule over the land known as Palestine.
Also the year of the Balfour Declaration – British policy statement
toward creating a homeland for the Jewish people
Its the 70th anniversary of
the UN vote to partition Palestine to create Israel (1947)
The 50th anniversary (1 Jubilee) of Jersualem
being united under Jewish control (1967 6 Day War)
The 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Conference held in Basel,
Switzerland to plan the reestablishment of Israel (Jewish flag created, 1897)
Its the 500th
anniversary (10th Jubilee) since Martin
Luther triggered the Protestant Reformation (1517)
The 40th Jubilee since Jesus
walked the earth
70th Jubilee since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt
And its the 120th
Jubilee since Adam and Eve were created !!
The Coming Great American Solar Eclipses
On 21 August 2017 the USA will experience its first
total solar eclipse in 99 years. The last time this happenned was 1918 -
the year millions died in the Flu Pandemic. It infected 500 million people
across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted
in the deaths of 50 to 100 million people (three to five percent of the world's
population) making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.
This happened during the first World War. This flu pandemic killed far
more people tha died in the war, which was about 17 million - 10 million
military personnel and about 7 million civilians.
Amazingly there will be a SECOND total solar eclipse 7 years later on 8 April
2024. Incredibly, these 2 eclipses will draw an X directly above the New
Madrid siezmic fault. In case you don't know, this is the epicenter of
a series of three large earthquakes that occurred near New Madrid, Missouri,
between December 1811 and February 1812. There were several eyewitness
accounts of the Mississippi river running backwards as the land was thrust
upwards! Back then there were very few people living in the area so there
were probably few deaths caused by the quakes. How many would there be if
it happened today? God has spoken through his prophets that he would
physically split the USA in half for dividing up Israel via the United Nations.
In dreams and visions people have been shown this split - from the Gulf of
Mexico right up the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes, as shown below. Understand that the Great Tribulation
is thought to be a 7 year period (Daniel's 70th Week). Do you think this
is all just coincidence?
Understand that the USA is the leader of the free world
- and God deals with the leader most severely. The USA has turned its back on God and has been pushing the sins of Sodom and
Gomorrah on the rest of the world for years now. Not only that but she supports and pushes baby
abortion (murder) on the the rest of the world. People have HUGELY UNDERESTIMATED how evil this is
to God. They think that if God exists at all that he doesn't notice or
care. How foolish. The scriptures tell us that 'God hates the
shedding of innocent blood'. Can you think of anyone more innocent than a
pre-born baby? Those babies FEEL THE PAIN as their bodies are ripped
appart by the abortionist's tools. Psalm 9 says "The wicked go down to the realm of
the dead (hell), and all the nations that forget God." The USA has only a short time
to repent. For this same Psalm also says:
Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph;
let the nations be judged in your presence.
Strike them with terror, Lord;
let the nations know they are only mortal.
The Revelation 12 Sign in the Heavens seen by
the Apostle John
The apostle John was given the visions of the
Apocolypse (which is translated as 'the Revelation'). In one of the
visions he was shown a sign 'in heaven' or 'in the heavens'.
appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the
moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars
The 'woman' in the vision can only be 'The
Virgin', or Virgo (which represents the virgin birth of Messiah Jesus).
The 'crown' upon her head would be the constelation Leo (which represents Jesus
as 'the lion of Judah'. Now Leo has only 9 stars. But on this 23
September three 'wondering stars' - Mercury, Mars & Venus - will be located in
Leo to make 12 stars total. And on this day the Sun will be in Virgo and
the Moon will under her feet. This discovery was made a few years ago by
people using the Stellarium software, which allows you to see what the heavens
will look like at any time, past or future. So far no other day has been
found to have this specific configuration. This is the picture of what
John might have seen:
But what makes this completely amazing is that
this sign happens during the "Feast of Trumpets" this Sep 23, 2017. Remember, these
"Fall Feasts" will all be fulfilled by Jesus at the end of the Age.
Futhermore Sukkot, or the "Day of Atonement" occurs 7 days after this event,
which is 40 DAYS AFTER THE SOLAR ECLIPSE. What might God be saying here?
Could this be a warning to the USA that is has 40 days to repent? Remember
the 1918 solar eclipse. Remember this is the Great Anniversary year -
there will never be another year like 2017!!
Revelation 12 Sign in the Heavens
The Nations that Divide Israel will be
We are warned in Scripture not to mess around with God's people or His land.
If we do we must be ready for the consequences.
"For, behold, in those days and in that time when I restore the
fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all nations, and
will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute
judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they
have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land..." Joel 3:1-2
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people:
all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the
people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zechariah 12:3
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the
nations that come against Jerusalem." Zechariah 12:9
For many years now, US foreign policy has been to push Israel to "trade land
for peace". When Israel gave Gaza over to the Palestinian Muslims, there
were no border restrictions. Was there peace? Not for long...it
wasn't long before they started sending the suicide bombers into Israel so
they was forced to restrict the border crossing. And now we hear of the
UN and USA planning to create a Palestinian state within Israel. From the
prophesies I've researched on the Web, the USA will betray Israel somehow and
force this upon her. When this happens America's
judgement will be swift. An Indian pastor was shown a vision of America
being divided in two. He saw a huge angel swing a sword down upon America
cutting it into two, saying "Just as you have divided MY land, I will divide
YOUR land". Apparently a super earthquake will strike the Mississippi
Valley, causing it to sink and water fill it in all the way from the Gulf of
Mexico to the Great Lakes. Now many people don't know that the Mississippi
river is only a few feet above sea level, as are the Great Lakes. The Erie
canal connects lake Erie to the Atlantic ocean. So it wouldn't have to
sink much for this to happen. Back in the early 1800's, when the
Mississippi Valley wasn't settled and there were only a few log cabins out
there, a huge earthquake struck on what is known as the New Madrid fault.
The ground rolled so much that witnesses say the Mississippi river flowed
backwards for some minutes.
The Word of God says that by the testimony of 2 or more witnesses let a thing
be established. Here are two completely independent Youtube links which
qualify this a real prophecy that God will physically divide America - please watch
Prophecies that America will be split by a huge Earthquake when it betrays Israel
Sudden Impact - could a meteor/asteroid be the
trigger for the Tribulation?
A Puerto Rican man named
Ephraim Rodriguez has been prophesying that a giant
meteor/asteroid would strike the earth since he was 16 years old. He
claims the Lord has given him visions of this event in great detail.
According to him it will cause a tsunami 1,000 feet high at the point of impact
and a magnitude 12 earthquake. When the tsunami hits the US east coast it
will be 200 feet high. It will essentially wipe out the entire east coast
of the USA, and also Central and South America. This event is supposed to
kill around 70 million people. And it is this event that is supposed to
trigger the earthquake that splits the USA in two.
There are several other people to whom God has given
dreams/revelation confirming the things Mr. Rodriguez prophesies.
Click here for a Youtube search of related videos (there's plenty).
Watching these videos makes me feel like I'm in some apocalyptic Hollywood
movie! Remember the movie "Sudden Impact"? The premise of the movie
was that an asteroid or comet was on a collision course with Earth.
Certain governments of the world knew about it but kept it secret so as to avoid
panic. The US President was played by Morgan Freeman - a black President.
Meanwhile the US government was secretly building underground bunkers to protect
government officials and a cross section of citizens, e.g. doctors, scientists,
artists, etc. When it was only a few months away from impact the
government finally let everyone know (but pushed by an investigative reporter
who found out about it).
Now after watching the above videos this scenario is eerily similar, even
prophetic. The US has had a black President (some believe he may come back
to power somehow); the US government has been building underground bunkers;
world governments have recently created an international seed bank as if they
know something we don't.
Its easy to see how such an event would give spiritually aware people on earth the clear
understanding that we are defintely "in the tribulation". I mean, there
wouldn't be much doubt after something like that! We must understand that on
God's earth there are no accidents like that. It would be a clear
judgement upon the people of the earth, sent by God for his purpose. That
asteroid would have been set in motion from the Creation for this specific
purpose. Of course, the blind will go on being blind, saying this is just
a natural event which has nothing to do with God and His judgements.
Finally, about “date setting”. Please understand, I am not
saying Jesus will return on any of these dates. But I do believe
that they could be tied to or signal the Tribulation and the Rapture, if
there's going to be one. Matthew 24:36 says that,
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the
Son, but only the Father”. But just after that Jesus went on to say that
we would know when his return is near: "Even so you
also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."
And he admonished us to watch: "What I say to you I
say to everyone - watch!"
He also gave us the parable of the 10 Virgins, 5 wise and 5
foolish. The wise Virgins kept their lamps trimmed and filled with oil
watching for the Bridegroom. This represents Christians who are watching for
their Lord to return. The foolish virgins didn't keep their lamps ready
and so were shut out. This represents Christians who weren't watching for
their Lord's return. I liken this to Christians today who've gotten tired
of watching for Jesus' return. Because they were told that he would return
in the year 2,000 (remember that?). And practically every year since then.
So, like the foolish virgins they've given up watching. But now isn't the
time to give up watching...now is the time to really watch!
For many years there has been a division in the Church regarding “The
Rapture” of believers. If you don't know, the Rapture is the term we use for
“the catching up” of the saints into the sky to meet Jesus in the air at return. It is described in a few
places in the New Testament. We see in 1 Corinthians 15:50-53:
“50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I
tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a
flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will
sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the
perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with
And we read in Matthew 24:29-31,
“29 Immediately after the distress of those days
'the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
30 At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all
the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the
clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels
with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds,
from one end of the heavens to the other.”
There are other scriptures as well, but this makes the point. Christ will
gather his saints. But when will this happen? The disagreement comes in
because some scriptures indicate that Christ will keep some Christians from the
Tribulation, while others clearly indicate Christians will go through it.
So some say it will be before the Tribulation starts, some say at or near the
end, others say in the middle. Matthew 24:29 above makes it clear that the rapture will happen directly
after the tribulation period. But there are other scriptures which indicate that
at least some Christians will be kept from
the tribulation. Let's take a look at two key scriptures.
“I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the
whole world to test those who live on the earth.”
"But be alert at all times, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape
all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of
So these scriptures muddy the waters, because they seem to indicate that God
will somehow keep at least some of his saints from going through the tribulation. Furthermore
Jesus said things which indicate a pre-tribulation rapture. But first,
let's take a look at what it will be like during the Tribulation from
“19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing
mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the
Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning
of the world until now—and never to be equalled again. 22 If those days had not
been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days
will be shortened.”
This and other scriptures indicate that things will be really bad during the
tribulation. But then Jesus says:
“36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor
the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at
the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered
the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came
and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will
come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time
of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let
his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man
will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Well eating, drinking and marrying sounds like normal times – even like right
now, doesn't it? Conversely, if there were wars, huge natural disasters and the
Anti-Christ raging against Christians, I would surely be expecting Jesus at any time.
Are both positions correct? What is Jesus really saying? Could it be that there will be two
second-comings of Christ? Many
Christians have been led to this conclusion,
and even claim to have been told this by Jesus himself (google Ray Aguilera).
Two Raptures seems to be the logical conclusion. The first
rapture being "the Rapture of the Worthy" or "the Thief in the Night Rapture".
And the second being "the Power and Glory Rapture" and actually the
visible to all Second Coming of
Those who believe in the "pre-Tribulation rapture" have been taught
that ALL Christians will be taken up to heaven and only the ungodly/other
religions will be left. They will be left to find Christ (somehow) during
the Tribulation years (many teach that the Holy Spirit of God will be removed
from the Earth during this time, but if that is true then how could anyone come
to Christ? - its simply not possible because no person can come to Christ
without the Holy Spirit's drawing and conviction). Ray Aguilera's
message seems like the true and correct scenario: that only about 1% those who
consider themselves Christians will be taken in this rapture - those who are
truly walking with Jesus. Everyone else will have to go through the refining
fire. All of the lukewarm and cold Christians will have to wake up and
"smell the coffee" as it were. It will be these Christians who have all
of the years of teaching and knowledge who will help bring in the great harvest
of souls. So DO NOT DESPAIR if you are left behind - it is for a purpose
and GOD NEEDS YOU to fulfill your mission.
A careful study of what God says in Revelation (chapters 2 and 3) to the
seven early churches gives us some major clues as to how God views all
populations of Christians.
Notice that only the Philadelphia Church (and a number of believers at the
churches in Sardis and Smyrna) is without fault and has no need to "repent".
They are the only church guaranteed to be spared the “hour of trial” (Revelation
3:10). Maybe these are the “worthy” ones Jesus referred to in Luke 21:36.
The remaining churches (which would mean the majority of Christians) have the
need to be tested and overcome in order to be considered worthy. If they do not repent and
embrace full love and faith in God (as warned specifically in these letters)
they MUST go through the Tribulation, a time of severe testing and persecution,
"such has never been seen before or will ever be seen again".
If you believe that Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation only apply to the churches
two thousand years ago, please note that each letter ends with: "Anyone who has
an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."
Jesus will come “like a thief”
Revelation 3:3 - "Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep
it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have
no idea at what hour I will come against you."
Enoch walked with God
Enoch was Noah's great grandfather. Not much is said of him,
other than "he walked with God" and was translated (or raptured) up to heaven.
He must have been very close to God, and very beloved of Him. I would
venture to say that there are only a small percentage of Christians who are
walking with God as Enoch did. With Enoch, God has given us a picture of
the future Rapture of the Worthy. And who is to be raptured? Those
who have been "walking with God".
What happens to people who don't escape and are
stuck on Earth for the Tribulation period? Who wake up one morning and
discover that millions of people are missing? Imagine all of the "missing
persons" calls to the local police departments. And for Christians left
behind, most will be totally bewildered as to why they would be left behind.
There will be no denying that the "great disappearance" has happened, as
everyone will know someone who was taken. So what will be the explanation?
UFOs and Alien Abduction
Have you ever wondered about all of the UFO sightings? Most
Christians know that it is Satan who is behind these to deceive the people of
the World. But these
apparitions have not been done without a purpose. This has been a
carefully executed plan. But what plan? To explain the Rapture!
"They were abducted by aliens" will be the excuse the media latches onto. It
is my opinion that most people will
alien abduction over a "God abduction".
Have you noticed all of the alien movies - from E.T. to
Independence Day, they all seem to be conditioning us for something. Make
no mistake about it, these movies aren't just for our entertainment. Its
possible we're being conditioned to accept UFO contact for a big purpose - to provide a lie
to explain the Rapture of millions of people from the Earth.
But most Christians would quickly understand what has happened. They
will know that they are now "in the Tribulation" and must go through it. These are
all unbelievers and tepid (luke-warm) and worldly
Christians (let's face it - the majority) who must then repent and turn
whole-heartedly to the Lord and profess full love and faith in Christ during the time of
Tribulation. This group must cope with the rule of the infamous Antichrist and refuse to
worship him or his image, and above all to refuse 'the Mark' that enables people to buy and
sell under the Antichrist's temporary new world order.
Many of these Christians are reported by the Bible to be executed (beheaded)
for refusing the Mark of the Antichrist – these Christians choose execution,
because the alternative is eternal torment in Hell, which is the punishment
promised by God to anyone who takes the Mark (so if you are left behind, whatever
happens do not take the Mark).
What is the Mark going to be? It could be a
Barcode or an RFID chip implanted under the skin, we don't know. We do
know that it will be put on the right hand or forehead. That is enough to
identify it. Barcode scanning in grocery stores is now used in every
country of the world, so I tend to think it will be a barcode, maybe just
tattooed on the skin (remember the Jews being tattooed by the Nazis?).
Remember, its better to starve to death or be executed than to be damned for
eternity! Hold on to Jesus' words:
"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those
who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5
But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed,
has power to cast into hell." Luke 12:4-5
On top of that, "natural" disasters will be occurring all across the world,
with great frequency and with terrifying effect. Earthquakes, hurricanes,
tsunamis, heat waves, famine, plagues – in many places these disasters will be
so widespread that the Antichrist may be the least of peoples' concerns.
The things that are going to take place are the disastrous and terrifying
events of the Tribulation, which as stated above, the Philadelphia Church in
Revelation 3:10 is told it will be spared from.
If you're paying attention, Luke 21:36 and Revelation 3:10 appear to state
the same thing – that at least some believers will be counted worthy to escape
'these things that are going to take place' (Luke 21:36) and be spared from the
'hour of trial' (Revelation 3:10). These are the Christians who have been
fully walking with God and have born much fruit in their lives.
What if I'm Left Behind?
If you should find yourself left behind – do not despair. It may be
that you are left behind because God needs you here. Or it may be
that you are not yet ready to go to heaven because you don't have any real fruit
yet. You're intentions may be good, but you actions haven't been right.
Maybe you've been living for yourself and haven't done much at all for others.
I think there will be a great many of these. Others who are "Christian" may be in sin or just tepid,
or like the 5 virgins who didn't keep enough oil. Others may indeed be
watching for Him but know in their spirits that they aren't ready to be taken.
Maybe because even
though they may be regular church-goers and pray and tithe and actually have a
relationship with the Lord, they may have had some sins in their past which have
messed up their Christian life such that they were unfruitful for the Lord.
I think anyone who has been a Christian very long has seen how the Enemy has
been going about devastating families, doing anything and everything to keep
people from bearing any fruit. Therefore if they were raptured, they would
go to heaven with little or no fruit. I personally believe that God's
desire is for all of us to have much fruit. Imagine a crown with no jewels
on it? So the tribulation provides a time to be used by the Lord - he
needs these people to help gather in the great harvest of souls.
God also promises to pour out His Spirit in the last days. Imagine all of the
non-Christian, but good people all around you who will be in a panic when the
Tribulation is under way. They will respond to God's Spirit
and there will be great revivals around the World. This is the time to
work for God in earnest, to help bring in the great harvest.
If you are left behind and have been in sin or tepid, repent and get
yourself right with God ASAP so that He can use you to help others resist the
Antichrist. Remember that it is those Christians who are martyred for Christ
who will be privileged to be the only ones to take part in the “first
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to
judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their
testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the
beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their
hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest
of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is
the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first
resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests
of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Watch this important Ray Brubaker Video about the Rapture of the Worthy
The Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast -
DON'T TAKE THE MARK !!!
Revelation also tells us that a man will arise during the Great Tribulation
who will be Satan incarnate. He is called the Beast and the Antichrist,
because he's totally against Christ. The Bible says that the Antichrist
spirit has been working in the world until even now. This man will be the
embodiement of this Satanic spirit. And he will cause everyone, great and
small, to wear a mark on their right hand or forehead. This mark will be
required to buy or sell anything - without it you cannot participate in
commerce. We don't know what this mark will be...it could be a barcode or even a
chip embedded under your skin. Seeing as how all countries have
standardized on barcodes at checkout counters, I tend to think its a barcode
(somehow). Anyway, the point is, whatever mark the government says you
must put on your right hand or forehead - DON'T TAKE IT! Because the Bible
says that if you do, you will HAVE NO CHANCE OF SALVATION afterwards.
NONE. I cannot emphasize this enough - DON'T TAKE THE MARK. Don't
worry about how you will feed yourself or your children - God will take care of
that. Even if you starve to death, its better than going to Hell.
The Antichrist will persecute Christians relentlessly, and will kill us by
beheading. We see on the news that ISIS/ISIL is beheading Christians now.
For this reason I believe the Antichrist will be a muslim leader, possibly the
leader of ISIS/ISIL. We'll know who he is soon enough. He will have
a VERY PERSUASIVE speach, very much like Hitler was reported to have had. So
much so that even Holy Spirit-filled Christians can be drawn in - but look away!
Don't be fooled and taken in. Stay close to God and pray for spiritual
When will these things be?
Revelation 6 tells us about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. The first
horseman is a Conqueror and the second horseman is WAR. So war seems to mark the
beginning of the Tribulation. Some Christians are saying that a Middle East war
could trigger a conflict between Israel and Iran (nuclear production
facilities?), and that it will quickly spread to the rest of the world.
Others say a financial collapse will trigger panic and lead to chaos and wars.
If America is split in two as has been prophesied, there will be nothing to stop
North Korea from invading South Korea, or China from invading other countries,
like Australia. And little to stop Putin from doing as he pleases with the
Russian military he controls.
Bottom line? Be ready! Begin repenting like you have never done before, for
repentance is the way to restoration with God (Isaiah
30:15: "In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength"). Read and memorize the Bible to get the Word of God
in your heart. And PRAY!
Of note, years ending in 7 have been significant in the re-establishment of
Some Christians have been
postulating the return of Jesus in 2017/2018 based on the reestablishment of
Israel in 1947/1948 and 70 years being a very signficant number in the Bible
(e.g. the span of a man's life (Psalm 90:10)) and the generation that sees
the restoration of Israel would see Jesus' return, and also the retaking of
Jerusalem in 1967 and the 49 (or 50) year Jubilee cycle. Speculation aside, a
great many saints are reporting being told by the Lord that he is coming
very, very soon.
1897: First Zionist held in Basel, Switzerland (Jewish flag created).
1917: General Allenby conquers Jerusalem from Turks ending 400 years
Islamic rule over Israel. Balfour Declaration – British policy statement toward creating a
homeland for the Jewish people.
1947 (Nov 29): United Nations votes to partition Palestine which led to the
official State of Israel being declared the next year.
1967: 6 Day War restored Jerusalem to Jewish control - Jubilee year?
Jesus said to WATCH and PRAY. Lord Jesus, may we all do so with all diligence.
May God bless you as you look for HIS RETURN.
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