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The world is standing on the precipice as President Donald Trump and the NWO face down chubby kim. The response of China and Russia is all important. China has placed economic pressure on the North Koreans to cooperate. It does not appear, though, that China is willing to accept a US invastion of North Korea. I had previously taken the position that the NWO had formed an alliance with China. But I appear to have been wrong:
Further, the American military seems to be taking steps to guard the country's infrastructure against attack:
What will ultimately lead to the Tribulation of Revelation? I do not claim to be a prophet, and can only read the Bible for clues. Scripture says that God the Holy Spirit will remove His hand, allowing satan to consolidate his world empire. (See 2 Thessalonians). Satan will enter the world scene as the spirit of antichrst. Satan will infuse a burst of energy into the beast system. Christian Russia will be neutralized and the satanic NWO will reign supreme.
Now listen to this: Revelation 12 pictures the Church as a woman. Satan tries to kill her, but she flees into the wilderness for the 3 ½ year Tribulation Period (1260 days or 42 months as in Revelation, or a time a times and half a time as in Daniel 7:25 - definitely not 7 years), where she is protected. The location of the wilderness is not identified. (Note: The wilderness is not Heaven and the flight to the wilderness is not the Rapture. The Rapture is part of the 2nd Coming at the end of the tribulation.) If you are a true Christian (not a Laodicean or zionist), satan regards you as a threat. He will try to kill you. But the angels will take you into a place of protection.
The Church of Laodicea, those lukewarm religionists and their charlatan pastors will be left behind. The pope franks, rick warrens, russell moores (who want to flood America with moslems), joel osteens, john hagees, john pipers, r.c. cola sprouls, benny hills (no disrespect to the British comedian who was a much better man than benny hinn), steven furticks, mark driscolls, and other tv businessman preachers, the many lukewarm 501(c)(3) pastors and their followers, will all be left in the world. Satan does not attack them. They are no threat.
The 144,0000 missionaries and the two witnesses will then go forth into the maelstrom to confront satan and the beast. (The identities of these people are yet unknown. They are probably just a bunch of "nobodies". God likes "nobodies". Peter, James, and John were "nobody" fishermen.) The two "nobody" witnesses will stand face to face and go toe to toe with satan the devil. They will kick his sorry ass until the very end when he is allowed to kill them. (Do you realize how much the Lord Jesus loves these two "nobodies"? They will get to stand with Him for all eternity.)
The people whom the two witnesses and the 144,000 missionaries win to Christ are known in Revelation as the Church of Smyrna. The Laodiceans, who have been left behind, will have a choice. They can repent and join the Church of Smyrna. They will be persecuted and murdered as a result, but will be rewarded with eternal life and the special place in Heaven reserved for martyrs. Or they can continue to rebel and join the beast system and take the mark. If they cave to satan, they will go to hell.
A word of severe warning: No more of this worshiping israel bullshit. Jesus is Lord, not israel. In Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek. Jews are nothing special. Like Greeks, they are sinners who need to repent before Christ. A former Jew who is saved becomes a member of Christ's Church, and does not hold any special position above a saved Greek. A Jew who persists in the religion of Judaism will go to hell.
Worshiping israel will cause you to miss the wilderness, and will take you straight to hell. It's called idolatry, and idolatry is an abomination. Let's get this straight. The Star of Revelation, the Star of the whole Bible, is Jesus Christ. His Church has the co-starring role. The whole of Scripture revolves around Jesus Christ, not israel. The so-called evangelical church treats israel is the focus of the Bible. Idolatry destroys the soul.
The Church in Revelation consists of the Church of Philadelphia (the Church in the Wilderness), the Church of Smyrna (the persecuted Church in the world), the two witnesses, and the 144,000 missionaries. The other characters in Revelation are the first beast (the new world order consisting of the ultra elite, world corporations, US government, and the governments of subsidiary nations), the second beast or world religious system, which includes the church of Laodicea - Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox, as well as islam, buddhism, hinduism, new age crap, etc., and, finally, the whore of babylon (israel and judaism). The uniter of these three monstrosities is antichrist satan. So, if you are a zionist "Christian", pull your head out of your ass and repent, or you will end up in hell.
Tell you what, Christ may have cut you zionist Christians some slack in the past because you didn't know any better. But I'll tell you something that I think that God has revealed to me. You zionist Christians ain't going to the wilderness. You'll have to stay in the world and make a difficult choice. You'll hear the warnings of the two witnesses. And if you still persist in your zionism after all that, you're going to hell.
How many people will go to the wilderness?: Hard to say. Only people who are dangerous enough for satan to attack will go. Non-Christians, of course, will not go. Not everyone who calls himself a Christian will go. The Laodicean lukewarm types will not. That's the majority of American "Christians" right there - that includes the type who go to church merely to be entertained or to follow some shamwow! type pastor like steven furtick or some similar elmer gantry fraudster. Liberal Methodist and Presbyterian types will definitely not go. Those people might as well just call themselves satanists and drop all pretense of being Christians. Anyone who supported pro-abortion, satanist hitlery clinton will obviously not go. Zionist "Christians" will not go because they have not made a clear decision for Christ. They try to worship Christ and antichrist israel at the same time. That doesn't work.
On the other hand, there are some brave fighters who will remain behind on purpose as missionaries. If you are a young man willing to fight for 3 ½ years, go homeless, travel constantly, suffer extreme abuse, withstand the heat and cold, and maybe go hungry at times, you could ask God if you could be one of the 144,000. The Bible doesn't say how they are chosen. The part about being from the 12 tribes of Israel probably isn't literal, since there aren't any pure, legitimate Hebrews left. (Today's "Jews" are fakes.) I think that the part about being male and mostly young is literal. (Sorry, God's not into feminism.) They are basically young, fighting age males. (That leaves this writer out.) Nowhere does the Bible say that you can't volunteer. So, if you're interested, go for it.
A few additional points:
Timeline of Events (Revelation)
Revelation tells us of the final 3 ½ year-Tribulation, the 2nd Coming of Christ, the Lord's one thousand year reign on earth, and the unveiling of the New Heaven and Earth. The Tribulation begins suddenly with the unleashing of satan's wrath, the flight of the Church of Philadelphia and other Christians into the Wilderness, and the appearance of the Two Witnesses. The Tribulation could begin at any time. Most everything is in place. The great falling away has already occurred with once Christian Europe now militantly secular, and once Christian America now a combination of militant secularism and the absurd, contradictory religion of "judeo-christianity", which elevates Israel above Christ and His Church. The Beast system of God hatred and warmongering already exists. Satan is ready to attack. The Great Tribulation begins when God says so.
America Gives Birth to the Beast
The American NWO presidents, from bush sr. to trump have been successively fulfilling their role as precursors of the antichrist.
Enemies of Civilization
The enemies of civilization are many. Counted among the enemy are the following:
The enemies of civilization are strong. The defenders of civilization are anemic. The prognosis is not good.
Outline of Revelation:
Revelation 1 - 3
Seven churches which are in Asia
Revelation 4 and 5
God the Father on His throne (non-literal imagery for no one has ever seen the Father - John 1:18)
Seal One - the white horse
Seal Two - the red horse
Seal Three - the black horse
Seal Four - the pale horse
Seal Five - Christ's martyrs cry out for judgment
Seal Six - God's anger unleashed on the earth
Seal Seven - (Rev. 8) The seven angels and the seven trumpets
Revelation 7 - Sealing of the 144,000 Evangelists
There will be 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. However, don't expect them to be Jewish. Jews reject Christ. Further, the various tribes of Israel, the ten northern tribes in particular, were lost to history. In fact, the two southern tribes have also been lost to history. The Ashkenazis, who call themselves Jews, are frauds and phonies, being Khazar, Slavic, Germanic, Turkish, etc. Possibly, if a young man has the merest trace of blood from the tribe of Dan, for instance, he may count as a representative of Dan. This young man might be a high school student in North Carolina, a car mechanic in Missouri, or a computer tech in St. Petersburg, Russia. But since there aren't any real Hebrews left, the part about being from the 12 now defunct tribes may be pure symbolism. Either way, God will choose the ones He wants. The angels will find these young men and anoint them. While the Two Witnesses will probably be older men, the 144,000 Evangelists will mostly be young men. According to Revelation 14:4, they will all be virgins. As such, they will tend to be young.
Revelation 8 and 9
Trumpet One - hail and fire - ⅓ of trees and grass burned
Trumpet Two - burning mountain-like object cast into the sea - ⅓ of the sea becomes blood Eventually, the whole sea dies; Rev. 16:3
Trumpet Three - the star Wormwood falls to earth - ⅓ of land water becomes bitter (all of these first few trumpets may be from nuclear disaster - maybe Fukushima and other nuclear events whether from power plants or missiles)
Trumpet Four - ⅓ of the sun, moon and stars smitten (pollution haze causes the sky to become dark?)
Trumpet Five - hornets unleashed from the bottomless pit, led by the demon Apollyon, torment the unsealed for five months (All five of the first Trumpets, together, seem to make up the First Woe -- the three Woes are mentioned in Rev. 9:12 and 11:14)
Some believe that these hornets are the demonic spirits of the antediluvian nephilim, who have been imprisoned since the Flood. The book of Enoch says of them:‘The giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth…Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin…And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, attack, do battle, and work destruction upon the earth…And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them…This shall they destroy until the day of consummation, the great judgment in which the age shall be consummated over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated. And now as to the Watchers…Say to them therefore: Ye have no peace.’
Trumpet Six - Unleashes the armies of the East - kill ⅓ of men
Pale Horse kills ¼. Leaves 75%. Armies of the east kill ⅓;. In addition to all the other deaths, less than 50% of pre-trib population still alive.
Trumpet Seven - (Rev. 11:15) The Second Coming
Mighty Angel - Christ Himself
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Measuring the Temple
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Matthew Henry provides excellent commentary:
The Two Witnesses (The Second Woe)
- Testify for 1260 days (The 3 ½ years leading to the Second Coming)
The Two Witnesses are not Elijah and Moses or Elijah and Enoch. As John the Baptist was the Elijah of the First Coming, so two men of this era will be the Elijah of the Second Coming. They may or may not yet be aware of those roles. Neither one is Jewish. Expect there to be many false witnesses. The true Witnesses will stand in unholy Jerusalem (Sodom), and will be empowered by God the Holy Spirit to wreak havoc.
Mary - symbol of the Church
Michael fights Satan
Michael expels Satan from Heaven
Satan goes into a fierce rage
Satan attacks Mary
Mary delivered to the Wilderness for 1260 days (The 3 ½ years leading to the Second Coming). Why does satan attack Mary with such rage? Because Mary includes those Christians that the devil sees as the most dangerous to his rule, in particular, the Two Witnesses, the 144,000 Evangelists, and anyone associated with them, such as their families. The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 Evangelists, however, will leave the rest of Mary and go into the world to do battle.
The first beast
The beast is not a man, but the empire of Satan. The beast has seven heads because the beast has expressed itself as seven different kingdoms. Since the geography of the Bible is Israel-centric, these kingdoms are those that ruled over the tribes of Israel or the land of Israel during Biblical times. For instance, the Ottoman Empire ruled over the Middle East and those Jews living there, but did not do so during the Biblical era. Hence, it cannot be one of the seven heads. Moreover, the Biblical era is not limited to the times of Moses, the Prophets, and the Apostles. The 21st Century AD Great Tribulation is also part of the Biblical era. Therefore, the seven heads or kingdoms of the beast are these: Egypt (which ruled the Hebrews prior to the exodus and which ruled the lowlands of Canaan during the period of the Judges), Assyria (which conquered northern Israel and dominated southern Israel), Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and the United States (which is financially and militarily intermingled with Israel - America finances and dominates Israel, while Jewish billionaires finance and dominate American politicians).
The seventh head, or the United States, is wounded as unto death, but will then revive. This near death will be due to some disaster, whether military or economic, from which the USSA beast will recover.
The second beast
The second beast is world religion, including a perverted form of Christianity. It's primary leader will likely be "pope" Francis. His chief lieutenants will likely include Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, John Hagee, various moslem imams and ayatollahs, Jewish rabbis, including the so-called messianic rabbis, new age goofballs, the dalai lama, and so on.
As Matthew Henry said, "God will have a temple and an altar in the world, till the end of time... Those in the outer court, worship in a false manner, or with dissembling hearts, and will be found among his enemies."
The Lamb and the 144,000
Babylon (Jerusalem) * is fallen
Bloody war outside, but near Jerusalem
Revelation 15 and 16
Vial One - Noisome and grievous sores
Vial Two - The sea dies
Vial Three - Inland waters become blood
Vial Four - The sun scorches men with great heat (may be intense solar flares which the modern electrical/electronic infrastructure cannot withstand)
Vial Five - The kingdom of antichrist filled with darkness (the American electrical grid goes down permanently?)
Vial Six - Kings of the East - Armageddon (compare Trumpet Six)
- Revelation does not fully explain the nature of the Battle of Armageddon in terms of its causes and the motives of the combatants. There are those who believe that the "kings of the east" go to war against the antichrist in an act of rebellion (pagan China vs. pagan America). As such, Satan loses control over his kingdom. Revelation 16:13-14 seems to indicate, however, that Satan, the Beast and the False Prophet draw all these world forces together in a last stand against Christ (Rev. 19:19). Thus, the forces of the East are allied with the Western NWO.
Vial Seven - The Final Judgment
The judgment of the Great Whore (* identified in note below)
The Beast will kill the Whore
The 17th chapter tells us, "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." At this point, the ten kings cannot be clearly identified.
Babylon/Jerusalem cast into the sea
Second Coming of Christ (The Third Woe). The Lord Jesus Christ returns in all His divine glory. He conquers the world and slays evil.
The Beast and the False Prophet are cast into the Lake of Fire
The Millennial Reign
Satan cast into the Lake of Fire
Great White Throne Judgment
Death and Hell cast into the Lake of Fire
New Heaven and Earth
* The Great Whore, also known as Babylon, is Jerusalem and the anti-Christ Judaic system
Revelation describes the fate of the Whore:
Timeline of Events (Matthew 24)
Matthew 24 largely address the destruction of Jerusalem and was partially fulfilled in 70 AD. There is difficulty, however, in interpreting the 24th chapter of Matthew because it speaks of both the 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Coming. The synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) were written in the 50s AD. For the Jewish writers pre-70 AD, the destruction of the Temple was the end of the world. They could not distinguish the two events of which the Lord spoke. There was a dual fulfillment of this passage that they could not yet understand.
Jesus begins with the events of 70 AD when He says of Herod's temple, "And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." (BTW, today's "Wailing Wall" is a remnant of a Roman fortress, not Herod's temple, which was annihilated.)
When Jesus spoke further:
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:"
He is speaking firstly of 70 AD. The abomination of desolation as foretold by Daniel occurred under the Zealot leader John of Gischala. The Romans would subsequently crush the Zealot rebellion and destroy Jerusalem. The Lord was warning the people to flee. Because these events would occur in 70 AD, some 40 years after Jesus made the prophecy, He could say in v. 34, "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
Yet, there would be a future abomination in the temple of the Church, when organized Christianity (the church of Laodicea) would turn to antichrist (2 Thes 2:4). It would be in those latter days that "... then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." And when Jesus said "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be", He is speaking of His Second Coming.
Note: The term of Son of Man is a reference to Dan 7:13, which describes the Son of Man, Who is Jesus, appearing before the Ancient of Days, God the Father.
Timeline of Events (Daniel 9)
The 70th week of Daniel has no relation to the Book of Revelation. During the 70th week, Christ initiated the New Covenant with many, died for our sins, and in so doing put an end to the system of temple sacrifice. The Jews rejected Him. Within one generation, the Jews, themselves, would defile the temple. As punishment for rejecting Christ, the Romans were sent to destroy them.
Refer to the following article: Daniel's Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus
Timeline of Events (Ezekiel 36–48)