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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
Jesus is Coming Very Soon! Vision of Blood Moon and Rapture
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 fulfil is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh
7 year Great Tribulation period could begin
Events seem to be converging for the Great Tribulation to begin very soon. 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
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 are 4 full lunar eclipses in 2014/15
which fall 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 that this has happened, something
significant has happened regarding Israel or the Jewish people:
- 1492-93 - Spain evicts all Jews from the country
- 1948-49 - The nation of Israel is reborn
- 1967 - Israel regains Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the 6 day
2015 is a Sabbatical year. There will be 2 solar eclipses and 4 lunar
eclipses in that year which will fall 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.
I'm convinced that these back to back eclipses on the Jewish
Feasts are extremely significant in regards to the end-times and Christ's return.
What could the "significant event" be? After searching the Web for
prophetic words I'm convinced 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!
Please examine the chart below to see when these eclipses will occur. Take
special notice that the 4th and final blood moon eclipse is on:
28 September 2015 - Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles
Remember, God does nothing without first revealing it through his
servants the prophets. God has been revealing over the last 20 years
that Jesus would return soon and that the Tribulation is coming!
The Shemitah, 9/11 and the GFC
The Shemitah Year is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle
mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel and still observed in contemporary
Judaism. When Moses received the Levitical law, God gave the commandment to rest
on the seventh day - the Sabbath. Moses also applied the cycles of "seven" to
weeks and years. A cycle of seven weeks points to the 50th day, called
Pentecost. And a cycle of seven sets of seven years points to the 50th year, the
year of Jubilee. The year of Jubilee is based on letting the land rest every
seventh year as follows;
"For six years sow your fields, and for six years
prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the
land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to the Lord." (Leviticus
Leviticus 25 promises bountiful harvests to those who observe the Shemitah,
and describes its observance as a test of religious faith.
The Hebrew people count and observe 7 year cycles. Every cycle would fulfill a
"Sabbatical Year known as a "Shemitah" or "Shmitah" and means, "to release!"
“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. And this is
the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to
his neighbour. He shall not exact it of his neighbour, his brother, because
the LORD’S RELEASE has been proclaimed….” Deuteronomy 15:1-4
Reading this Scripture further promises… many blessings! The Mystery of
the Shemitah… The Shemitah was unique in that it specifically affected the
nation’s economic and financial realms — wiping out all accounts of credit and
debt. For the nation that departs from God (eg. USA), the Shemitah becomes a
sign of judgment. The year of Shemitah reaches its culmination on the last day
of the Hebrew year. (please see the book
The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn for details on why the curse applies to the
USA in particular) Shemitah lasts a year but on the last day, known as
Elul 29 in the Hebrew calendar, all debts are to be forgiven and a sort-of
"wiping the slate clean" is supposed to occur. So let's look at what's
happened on the last 2 Shemitahs:
So, when is the next Shemitah? It started on September 25th 2014 and the
final day, Elul 29, falls on
September 13, 2015 - Feast of Trumpets
Looking at the Blood Moons graphic above you can see on that date is the
Feast of Trumpets and a solar eclipse.
This page gives more info on the Shemitah and
this page on the Shemitah and the Jubilee cycle.
But there's more...
The 1967 miracle war and the 70 Sevens of
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 mosque which
Now we must look into one of the most interesting prophecies ever given in
the Bible. Its a bit of a puzzle and has only recently been fully unlocked
- we think!
Hundreds of years before Christ came into the world, the prophet Daniel was
part of the Jewish captivity in Babylon. One day he was praying,
confessing the sins of his people Israel which led to their captivity.
While he was praying the angel Gabriel came to him with a message from God.
Here it is from Daniel chapter 9:
20 I went on praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my
people, pleading with the Lord my God for Jerusalem, his holy mountain.
21 As I was praying, Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision,
came swiftly to me at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He
explained to me, “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and
understanding. 23 The moment you began praying, a command was
given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious
to God. Listen carefully so that you can understand the meaning of your
24 “A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your
people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their
sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to
confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place. 25
Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven
will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until a
ruler—the Anointed One—comes. Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and
strong defenses, despite the perilous times.
26 “After this period of sixty-two sets of seven, the Anointed
One will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing, and a ruler will
arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple. The end will come
with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the
very end. 27 The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a
period of one set of seven, but after half this time, he will put an end to
the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds, he
will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, until the fate
decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.”
This is an amazing prophecy because it gives us the timing of Jesus the
Messiah's first and second coming. There are "seventy sevens" in total,
divided into 62, 7 and 1. Each "seven" is a seven year period so there are
a total of 490 years - 434 + 49 + 1. But these are not 365 day years as we
use on our Gregorian calendar. The Jewish calendar uses 360 day years
(which are adjusted annually). Anyway, in the Bible we refer to them as
"prophetic years". Now each of these appearances of the Messiah is tied to
the restoration of Jerusalem. The first "command to restore and rebuild
Jerusalem" was given by King Artaxerxes of Babylon 434 prophetic years before
Jesus was born, thus fulfilling the first part of the prophecy. But when
did the next "restoration of Jerusalem" begin? We've already learned that
Jerusalem came back into Jewish control on June 7, 1967. If we take this
as the start date for the 49 year countdown until the final "seven" begins, we
can calculate the exact date: 49 years * 360 days per prophetic year =
17,640 days. Now we can go to
timeanddate.com and find the future possible date of the end of the 49 years
and the beginning of the final 7 year tribulation. The date is:
23 September 2015 - Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement
Referring to the Blood Moons graphic above, that date is the holy Feast day
of Yom Kipper (Day of Atonement) - which falls between the other
fall Feast days of Feast of Trumpets (13 Sep) and Feast of Tabernacles
(28 Sep). What are the odds of the exact date from the day Jerusalem came
back into Jewish control being on one of the 3 yet unfulfilled holy days when
Jesus returns? Now couple this with the 4 Blood Moons and the Shemitah and
September is looking like it could be a very eventful month indeed - all 3
unfullfilled feast days this year have a significant sign or event. This
really gets my attention and should also for everyone who is watching for the
Lord Jesus's return. Remember the admonition he gave us,
"What I say to you I say to everyone - watch!" Mark 13:37
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) – one of the greatest scientific intellects of all time
– was a mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher who
is best known for his mathematical and scientific discoveries. But not many
people know that he left more than a million words of notes on the Bible. Six
years after his death, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the
Apocalypse of St. John was published. Not only was Sir Isaac a great
scientist but also a dedicated student of the Bible and he was greatly
interested in the 70 Sevens of Daniel. He too believed that the 7 sevens
were for a time yet in the future which would be tied to Jerusalem.
But if the 7 weeks are to be 365 day years, then of course the date would be
June 7, 2017 - please see the chart at the bottom of page for the significance
of 2017. But we'll know soon enough if September means anything. But
even if nothing happens, Jesus has been telling many people he's returning very,
very soon. So surely it can't be too long.
The Jubilee Count
The Jubilee cycle seems to be very important to God's timeclock. Remember
that a Jubilee is each 50th year. If we divide 6000 years by 50 years, we
get 120 Jubilees. Apparently 2015 is supposed to be the 120th Jubilee
since the world began. Furthermore 70 and 40 are significant numbers in
the Bible. 2015 is the 70th Jubilee since Joshua led the Israelites into
the Promised land. And its the 40th Jubilee since Jesus Christ walked the
earth. If these things be true, then surely 2015 must be THE year.
The Nations that Divide Israel will be
We are warned in Scripture not to mess around with Gods 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
Israel 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 (one could easily imagine Obama doing something like this -
his dislike of Israel is evident to all). 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. Here's the YouTube link - please watch it for
Israel Divided and America's Judgment for betraying Israel
Could a Meteor 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.
The Word of God says that by the testimony of 2 or more witnesses let a thing be
established. There are more than 2 other people to whom God has given
dreams/revelation confirming the things Mr. Rodriguez says. Here are two
links to get you started.
Its easy to see how such an event would give everyone 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, 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
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."
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). 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
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.
Furthermore, 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 50 year Jubilee cycle. Speculation aside, a
great many saints are reporting being told by the Lord that he is coming
very, very soon.
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
Israel. Consider this:
- 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?
- 2017: ???
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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