Nearly two thousand years have passed since Jesus gave his followers the signs prior to his return. Matthew 24:4-51 warns the nations of 21stcentury Israel, “Watch out that no one deceives you.For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”
Revelation 2 and 3—the churches of Revelation. Deception is Jesus’ first concern.He is warning Judo-Christians that many in the ministry will come as if they were given the authority to teach in Jesus’ name and interpret scriptures through their own authority.
After Jesus was resurrected, he met with seven of his disciples who had returned to fishing. He called out to them early that morning to throw their net on the right side of the boat and there they caught 153 big fish. After this catch, Jesus specifically spoke to Peter questioning his love for him. Three times, Jesus asked Peter if he loved him. Peter could not understand Jesus’ line of questioning. Peter was the bold and outward disciple of the twelve. He was adamant of his love for Christ like many churches in the 21st century, yet Jesus had to remind Peter that he must follow Jesus (John 21:22b). Peter was walking side-by-side with Christ, an image of one who considers himself as having equal authority with Christ, not one following Christ. There have been in the past and it continues into the present, a ministry, like Peter, who have assumed the authority of Christ to interpret scriptures through their own eyes. As a result, Christ’s seven churches do not teach the same doctrines because some in the ministry have assumed the authority of Jesus Christ to be a teacher, yet Jesus said that we have only one teacher.
“Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi,' for YOU HAVE ONLY ONE TEACHER, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters. And do not call anyone on earth your father, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called teachers, for YOU HAVE ONE TEACHER, that is, CHRIST” (Matthew 23:8, 10).
Only Christ has the authority to interpret scripture for he is the Word and Son of God.
Nowhere in scripture has Christ, our one interpreter:
In addition, difficult teachings written in the Bible should not be interpreted by the ministry, but through humble and fervent prayer asking God through Christ for understanding. Christ taught one theology. The ministry is required to repeat, not interpret the teachings taught by Christ and avoid falling into the sin of the ancient priests in Jerusalem who “ruled by their own authority, and the people loved it that way” (Jeremiah 5:31b).
Jesus warned the churches of Revelation to overcome their misunderstandings and misconceptions. The ministry and the congregation of these churches who do not overcome will not be saved. Only the overcomers will be rewarded. It is the responsibility of each member of the church to test the teachings of their ministry. Judgment rests on individuals; there is no option to push blame on someone else.
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Revelation 6—the first four seals. These events are the beginning of birth pains as Christ, the rider on the white horse gives the churches of Revelation the task to take the gospel to the whole world. A congregation is growing within the womb of a faithful church—a congregation obedient to God’s law and living God’s ways. The rogue heavenly rulers, powers and principalities of Ephesians 6:12 work against God’s plan of moulding mankind into a repentant and righteous people. They will stir up hatred among the nations on earth and squelch the word of God causing many of faith to faint and grow weary looking to alternative theologies. The work of the beast of the earth led by the false prophet will be very successful during this time. People will be enticed to embrace theologies taught by science, medicine, alternative religions, and strange philosophies.
There is a physical parallel as false theologies rise; famine and sicknesses of all types increase. People fill the hospitals today and unstable governments struggle to feed their people. This parallel will increase as time moves closer to the persecution of the faithful.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Revelation 6:9-10—the fifth seal lasts seven years.
Persecution of the Christians who hold the testimony of Jesus and keep the commandments of God will opportune the preaching of the gospel to the whole world. A movement began with the election of President Trump in the U.S.A. and has continued where the 21st century nations of Israel and other nations are standing up to their globalist leaders. They are voting against them in support for leaders who stand for sovereignty. The globalist leaders are fighting back attacking all national leaders who go against them. The anti-globalist leaders support their rule of law and are standing strong enforcing their law, which was instituted as a direct result of their Christian values and culture. This movement is still in its early stages, but as God’s plan for mankind comes into fruition, the nations of 21st century Israel may find themselves in a religious revival and standing alone, separated from the rest of the nations in the world when their time of testing is in full force.
A time rests on our near horizon when Christians within these anti-globalist countries will be attacked by the powerful globalist leaders because they will be seen as opposing their theology. During this time, the opportunity to take the gospel to the whole world will be amplified. The Smyrna church of Revelation is prophesied to be persecuted. They are rich in the word of God and their testimony will be the pure word of God. They will stand by their faith and grow even stronger. They will not be alone. The Philadelphia church will stand by them.
The Philadelphia church has “little strength” (Revelation 3:8b) because they are a scattered people. There is always strength in numbers, but Christ will open the door for this group of people and no one will be able to shut it. They, too, will speak the gospel as they are brought before leaders. “When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say. For at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say” (Luke 12:11-12).
Both the Smyrna and Philadelphia churches will be opposed even by the other Christian churches. Initially, the five general groups of the Christian churches of Revelation won’t support them because these churches still need to overcome their misunderstandings and misconceptions of God’s word, but a change will come for them at the half-way point when the two witnesses arrive and preach the same message as the Smyrna and Philadelphia churches. The gospel will go out to the whole world.
A hatred for God’s word will be intensified as the rogue heavenly rulers, powers and authorities of Ephesians 6:12 knead their hatred into the nations. Hatred, itself, will increase for no logical reason or for any just cause. Two camps of people will rise out of this darkness. One group will despise the other and the other group will stand strong holding the testimony of Jesus and keeping the commandments of God through persecution from within and without.
“So, when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”
Revelation 6:9-10—the fifth seal.Persecution of the Jews in Israel. As the movement back into sovereignty and opposition against globalism increases, a yet unknown opportunity will ignite a religious revival among the Jews and sacrifices again will be instituted. The globalist forces will oppose this religious revival at the same time opposing the Christian religious revival.
Persecution will affect both Jews and Christians, within and without. The nations of the world will watch in awe and in confusion with the religious turmoil within these nations. They won’t understand the work of the Great Potter moulding His people; they will only see the discomfort of His pressure on them.
Pressure of all types will escalate. Satan will be thrown down to earth and his beast coalition from out of the sea will arise and the nations will surrender without a fight because of the immense display of power from this rogue alien force.
The Antichrist, the leader of the coalition is “a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty” (Daniel 11:21a). This leader is not human nor is he a royal heavenly member, but an insignificant rogue heavenly being filled with hatred for God and Jesus Christ. When Satan increases his spiritual power, this “king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods… He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women [Jesus Christ], nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all” (Daniel 11:36a-37). Only a heavenly being can do this. If he were merely a mortal, he could be taken out easily by special forces from all the nations. He is not taken out, rather, he is worshiped by all the nations.
“The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon [Satan] because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worship the beastand asked, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?’” (Revelation 13:3b-4)
They know that they cannot make war against him because of his massive strength, so they surrender and worship him.
This wicked heavenly ruler will torture the Jews and Christians who he will take into captivity. Their time of suffering will be like no other time in their history. The Antichrist is determined to prolong the suffering of God’s people and eventually kill every man, woman and child, even those who coward over to his side.
“The people of Israelare oppressed, and the people of Judahas well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go. Yet the Redeemer is strong; Yahuah Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon” (Jeremiah 50:33-34).
“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.”
The beasts of the earth and sea—those rogue heavenly rulers, powers and authorities will play with the Jews and Christians presenting to them false Christs and false prophets. They will do all they can to lead them away from God—their God. Those who remain faithful, will be mocked and they will say, “Where is your God?”(Joel 2:17b)
“At that time, I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame” (Zephaniah 3:19).
“The enemy said of you, ‘Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession’… because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander,this is what Yahuah says, ‘In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession… and becauseyou have suffered the scorn of the nations, I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn” (Ezekiel 36:2-7).
“So, if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”
Jesus warned the people of Judah and Israel that the exact moment of his arrival is top secret, but when he is given the green light by God Almighty, his arrival will be like lightning in the sky and everyone will see. There will be no doubt.
“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.’”
Revelation 6:12—the sixth seal.
“And when I saw the Lamb open the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth of goat hair, and the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs dropping from a tree shaken by a great wind” (Revelation 6:12-13).
“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Joel 2:31).
The distress “of those days” will primarily be the rogue heavenly forces against the nations of 21stcentury Israel. God’s people will be brought “into the fire”. God says that He “will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God’” (Zechariah 13:9).
“At that time the sign of the Son of Man[lightning from the east during absolute darkness] 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. 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.”
Revelation 6:15—continuation of the sixth seal.
God, together with Jesus Christ and the resurrected saints, will overthrow the beasts of the earth and sea and their coalition and rescue His people.
“Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb” (Revelation 6:15-16).
The rulers, the commanders and all who hold positions of authority and those who submitted to Wickedness will fear the arrival of Jesus Christ. They will seek their death and cry out, “Hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne [God Almighty] and the wrath of the Lamb [Christ]!” (Revelation 6:16b)
Zachariah detailed the rescue of the Jewish people in Jerusalem.“Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. You [the Jews] will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You [the Jews] will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him. On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light” (Zachariah 14:3-7).
Zachariah described the great battle of God with His remnant from the nations of 21st century Israel against the nations of the world. “Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope,” God says in Zechariah 9:12. Finally, God’s people are trusting and relying on Him. “I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, O Zion [God’s children on earth], against your sons, O Greece [descendants on earth from His ancient heavenly enemy], and make you [Judah and Israel] like a warrior’s sword” (Zechariah 9:13).
“I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them. The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine… Then, the LORD will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet; he will march in the storms of the south, and the LORD Almighty will shield them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones. They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar. The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people” (Zechariah 10:6-7, 9:14-16).
God Almighty will give these remnant people victory over the raging nations. The remnant nations of 21stcentury Israel with the faithful people within the nations of the world—all the people who refused to worship Satan and the beast, will rejoice together in this great victory. “And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name” (Revelation 15:2).
“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb… ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9, 14).
The gospel will go out to all the world during Jacob’s trouble and countless people will listen, repent and turn to their Creator—the Almighty God, the God of Israel.
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”
The fig tree images the people of Israel—all twelve tribes. Fig trees produce twice in a year. The first fruits appear in Spring and produce from the old branches—the Breba crop. The second fruits appear in Summer and produce from the new growth—the Higos crop.
Jesus is describing the crop from the new growth—the tender twigs. Watch for a conversion of the people of the nations of 21st century Israel. They should be acknowledging the God of Israel, desiring to obey His commandments and striving to live His way. During their captivity, they will call out to Him for their rescue and declare their allegiance to Him. That is the lesson from the fig tree and the sign just before the return of Christ. This will be an exceptional time when millions turn to God sincerely and completely.
“I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
“This generation” is the house of Judah who rejected Christ. They will not pass away; they will go on despite calamity and having rejected Christ as their Savior until the great persecution of the 21st century nations of Israel has taken place, Jacob’s trouble is complete.
This prophecy is absolute.
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
It is top secret!God’s enemies—the rogue heavenly rulers, powers and authorities of Ephesians 6:12 are planning their counter-attack and God Almighty will not disclose that day or hour. He has kept that piece of His plan secret to everyone—even His Son. It will be a surprise for the enemy; they won’t be ready. To the righteous, they will be ready because they are watching and they are wearing the armour of God: self-controlled, belief in God, love for God and fellow mankind, and have immense hope that God will extend them grace despite their past behavior.
“Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night [for the wicked]. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.You are sons of the light and sons of the day… So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled… But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet” (I Thessalonians 5:1-5a, 6, 8).
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 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; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
Mankind under the rule of Satan and the beast of the earth and sea will be living in peace. They will have accepted the rule of Satan; they will have totally surrendered any hope of freedom; many may even enjoy the worldwide state of wickedness. It will be as it was in the days of Noah: eating and drinking, giving in marriage, and accepting daily living in wickedness as the norm.
“While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape” (I Thessalonians 5:3).
Noah, his wife and three children were the only people prior to the flood who sought God’s way of life. They warned the rest of the people, but the people would not listen. So, it will be prior to the return of Christ, the repentant remnant of the nations of 21st century Israel will warn the nations, the wicked will not listen.
“Two menwill be in the field, one will be taken and the other left. Two womenwill be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.”
The parable of the five wise and five foolish virgins mirrors the future event prior to the return of Christ. Only five, the five wise virgins, entered into the marriage supper with Christ.
“Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 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 left his house be broken into. So, you also must be ready,because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Be ready! God has given His people His Holy days and His plan is woven into them. Still, that critical moment in time when Christ returns remains top secret. Being ready entails a permanent lifestyle in the ways of God: building day by day a closer relationship with God and Christ, living daily God’s way, growing in grace and in the knowledge of God, studying God’s word daily, looking forward to the return of Christ and all people living God’s way, and standing strong under the flag of the Almighty God pledging an eternal allegiance to the Great Creator with enduring patience.
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant,whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Choose God’s way and never look back or fall backwards. Whenever Christ returns, he will find the faithful servant studying the word of God, obeying and loving God and His Son and living God’s way today, tomorrow and eternally.
The signs of the end of the age will be first the repentance and conversion of the people of the nations of 21stcentury Israel, then the people in the nations of the world. It will be wonderful!
God sentenced the famous city of Tyre to destruction and cast it’s memory into the forgotten pages of history for seventy years—“the span of a king’s life” (Isaiah 23:15). “The ‘days of a king’ are a fixed and unchangeable period, for which everything is determined by the one sovereign will,” states Keil and Delitzsch. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/isaiah-23.html
Ancient Tyre was a great international maritime commercial centre—a master of trading—a city of power. After their time of sentencing, it will rise up again in the latter days and reappear under the guise of another name—the infamous Great Babylon, which will again, be a great international commercial centre—a master of trading and a city of power! But, “Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour, your doom will come!” (Revelation 18:10)
A study of Isaiah 23 will reveal the greater story of battles in the heavens between God Almighty and His oldest enemy, Satan who has sold his theology to fallen sons of God—his closest allies. The nations on earth are used as pawns by Wickedness to further its agenda, while God works to mold His people, then all nations, into a righteous people loving truth, justice and understanding their glorious calling, planned by God a long time ago.
Isaiah 23 is the companion to Ezekiel 27. Verse one begins with the wailing of the merchants on the ships of Tarshish who see their great city, Tyre destroyed—no house or harbor.
God commands their silence! The chatter of their theology, their wrath and hatred echoed out. Tyre was once a bustling commercial port on the coastline of the Mediterranean. It was an earthly reflection of the greater and spiritually powerful heavenly maritime city-centre situated in the high seas—the abode of Wickedness in heaven.
“O Tyre,” God said. “You say, I am perfect in beauty. Your domain was on the high seas, your builders brought your beauty to perfection” (Ezekiel 27:3). The builders were the maritime planners who lured a son of God from God’s headquarters in “Lebanon” to be the mast of their great ship—the one who knew God’s plans, strategies and tactics and could anticipate God’s moves well into the future. They won not just one son of God, but many. “Who planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are PRINCES, whose traders are renowned in the earth?” (Isaiah 23:8).
By promising rulership over a kingdom, Wickedness—the bestower of crowns, was able to win the allegiance of many heavenly “princes.” They planned the takeover of both heaven and earth. Satan, once a Guardian angel, and sons of God are at times, identified as “princes” in scripture.
Jesus referred to Satan as a prince: “I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me” (John 14:30).
“…you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:3).
In Daniel’s testimony, the spiritual prince over Persia was so strong that the angel, Gabriel needed help from the archangel Michael: “But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia” (Daniel 10:13).
In addition, Daniel’s testimony refers to yet another spiritual prince, the prince of Greece: “He replied, ‘Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come’” (Daniel 10:20).
God gave these heavenly princes authority over the nations, when He divided the nations on earth and gave the each a different language. These heavenly princes received the nations as their inheritance and God Almighty received the people of Jacob as His inheritance: “When the Most High assigned lands to the nations, when he divided up the human race, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number in his heavenly court. But the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance” (Deuteronomy 32:8-9).
Unfortunately, these heavenly princes turned against God Almighty: “Then all the trees [princes/leaders] of Eden [God’s government in heaven], the choicest and best of Lebanon [God’s headquarters], all of the trees [leaders] that were well-watered [highly trained and skilled in God’s law and His ways], were consoled in the earth below [imprisoned]” (Ezekiel 31:16b).
The Apostle Paul warned Christians about their true enemies: “For we are NOT fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers/princes and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world [who are spiritual], and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
Wickedness lured the best of the best and built the finest and most robust ship on the high sea (Ezekiel 27:5-11). They built a fortified maritime city. “Your home is the seas” and “all the ships of the sea and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares” (Ezekiel 27:4, 9).
This heavenly abode of Wickedness is ancient, “Is this your city of revelry, the old, old city, whose feet have taken her to settle in far-off lands?” (Isaiah 23:7) It will not prevail. When God creates a new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21:1), there will be no sea—no abode for Wickedness in either heaven or earth.
Isaiah verifies Revelation 21:1, “The LORD has stretched out his hand over the sea and made its kingdoms tremble” (Isaiah 23:11). All of the wicked kingdoms on the high seas in heaven will be destroyed. Isaiah is specific, “He has given an order concerning Phoenicia that her fortresses be destroyed. He said, ‘No more of your reveling, O Virgin Daughter of Sidon, now crushed!’” (Isaiah 23:11b-12).
“Wail, you ships of Tarshish; your fortress is destroyed!” (Isaiah 23:14)
God described the humiliation of the fallen heavenly princes who allied with the king of Tyre. “Then all the princes of the sea coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroidered garments. Clothed with terror, they will sit on the ground, trembling every moment, appalled at you [Tyre]. Then, they will take up a lament concerning you and say to you:
'How you have perished, O inhabited one, from the seas, O renowned city, which was mighty on the sea, she and her inhabitants, who imposed her terror on all her inhabitants!’” (Ezekiel 26:16-18)
God responded, “When I make you a desolate city, like cities no longer inhabited, and when I bring the ocean depths over you and its vast waters cover you, then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. I will bring you to a horrible end and you will be no more. You will be sought, but you will never again be found” (Ezekiel 26:16-21).
Wickedness promised the heavenly princes a crown, but their rulership was short-lived. God has imprisoned them in the “pit” [sheol—inner earth]. These princes were once seated in the highest heavens, but now, they have been brought down to the lowest and darkest place in existence. Another heavenly battle mirrored through a city they ruled on earth.
The fate of Wickedness is sealed: “In that day the LORD will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below. They will be herded together like prisoners bound in a dungeon; they will be shut up in prison and be punished after many days” (Isaiah 24:21-22).
Though this fortified, robust trading centre conducted business with great success, “She became the marketplace of the nations” (Isaiah 23:3); it cannot withstand the all-powerful strength of the Creator God. God uses Wickedness to test and try His creation and God is not yet finished. The latter days will see the return of this bustling enterprise and the people on earth will be astonished, like the Apostle John, “When I saw her [Babylon], I was greatly astonished” (Revelation 17:6b). From the outside, Babylon will appear to be a marvel.
Earthly kingdoms are but a poor reflection of the great and mighty power of the heavenly kingdoms. For seventy years, this heavenly city-centre of trade will be forgotten, “the span of a king’s life” (Isaiah 23:15). This time period is not literal to earth’s time, but likely refers to a measurement of heavenly time. “At the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:
‘Take up a harp, walk through the city, O prostitute forgotten; play the harp well, sing many a song, so that you will be remembered’” (Isaiah 23:15b-16).
The song of a prostitute is a song declaring her rulership as a queen, someone of strategic importance. In the latter days, Babylon will sing, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn” (Revelation 18:7b). She is ecstatic that princes, rogue sons of God from heaven who are part of the beast coalition from the sea, are intimate with her. She rides them all in her glory. She is “dressed in purple and scarlet, and glitters with gold, precious stones and pearls... This title was written on her forehead:
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH
She is convinced that the power she now holds will be eternal. Mankind is her children and she lavishly rewards the obedient, while killing the disobedient. “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages” (Revelation 17:15). She sits on “waters”—not as vast as the “sea,” but still the image God uses as a place of Wickedness. She is a religious institution selling her theology to the world. They are confident that they will overthrow the Almighty God and rule both heaven and earth.
The ancient Tyre is now 21st century Babylon conducting a thriving business with the nations on earth. They are trading their wares: mystery science and magic, alien technology, avatar wonders that forward the evolution of man into a form of spirituality with a promise of eternal life bundled into the worship of these gods and obedience to their ways. In exchange, the cost is high. Mankind is forced to give her the most precious and opulent of produce and production on earth: “cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies andsouls of men” (Revelation 18:12-13). Some are willing to trade their soul for the wares she sells. Her plan is to cripple mankind, while she lives in luxury.
This marriage of Babylon and the beast from the sea appears invincible. Certainly, the nations of the world feel powerless for they say, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” (Revelation 13:4b)
Wickedness is a team of crafty experts in deceit, lying, twisting the truth, thievery, murdering, self-glorifying entities imaged through the various roles all part of successful trading across the sea [wickedness].
“Men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled men, O Tyre, were aboard as your seamen, Veteran craftsmen of Gebal were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came alongside to trade for your wares” (Ezekiel 27:8-9).
“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:
“’Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!’” (Revelation 18:17-19)
The sea is the image God uses to describe the abode of Wickedness. Everyone who is skilful in wickedness is imaged as a seafaring tradesman.
The arrival of this immense heavenly force on earth will be like a horror story directly out of the movies. This alien invasion will result in the enslavement of the nations on earth. They will try to defend themselves, but their weapons will prove to be useless and totally ineffective. The beastly coalition from the sea is extraordinarily powerful. It is a terrifying beast, Daniel described as, “frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns” (Daniel 7:7).
These ten horns are identified in Revelation 17:12, “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.” Ten princes in heaven were promised a kingdom by God, sometime prior to the heavenly great rebellion. These are not physical kings because the nations have already surrendered to the alien invasion. “Who can make war against the beast?” they declare. The beast is not a physical coalition of wicked leaders, for Apostle Paul said that our enemy is NOT flesh and blood, but evil heavenly rulers, powers and authorities (Ephesians 6:12). Our enemy is not just Satan, but evil heavenly rulers [princes], powers and authorities—heavenly entities with heavenly power and strength. Their strength far overpowers any earthly strength.
God knows that these ten kings have long since turned against Him. He fulfills His promise to give them a kingdom in the latter days for only one hour (a very short period of time). These ten princes will rule as kings for the same period as the revived Tyre, called Babylon who will be destroyed in one hour.
“They [the 10 kings] have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will make war against the Lamb” (Revelation 17:13). Once God gives these ten princes power and authority, friction burns from within this beastly coalition, because Daniel described a significant shift in power.
“It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns. While I was thinking about the horns, there before me another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it” (Daniel 7:7b-8) and “The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time” (Daniel 7:24-25).
Beyond our visibility, in heaven the “little horn” has taken control and awaits the summoning of Satan to earth.
In that time, 21st century Babylon will be in her glory, terrorizing and killing all those who refuse to accept her wares: her teachings. She “was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony of Jesus” (Revelation 17:6).
The Great Mystery of Babylon is the secret plan of Wickedness to establish a kingdom in heaven and earth ruled by rogue heavenly princes, powers and authorities and to subjugate every earthly man, woman and child with their theology and worship to ensure that they will never rise up against them. All the nations who submit to Wickedness will become slaves to this rogue heavenly force.
This mighty heavenly coalition appears successful as it plows over the nations without effort and grows in strength, but they underestimate the all-powerful Creator, God of Israel and the supreme God-given power awarded to Jesus Christ. “But the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers” (Revelation 17:14). The saints will be resurrected at that time and fight with Christ in this significant spiritual battle on earth. Christ, his Bride/the saints and the heavenly army will overthrow the beast from out of the sea, while God Almighty leads a remnant repentant people in victory against the raging sea of nations obedient to Wickedness. These nations will not understand who they are fighting against; the world will be topsy-turvy; they will be in total submission to their master.
God knew that the beast would strip the nations of all authority and force them into slavery. This state of humility will move the nations to know their Creator without interfering pride and arrogance. The riches that Babylon accumulated during this time, will be given by God to the repentant people serving Him—a reward for their suffering during a time of great distress; they will live as kings and queens. “Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the LORD; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the LORD, for abundant food and fine clothes” (Isaiah 23:18).
Ultimately, mankind on earth will be tested and tried by rogue heavenly princes, powers and authorities (Ephesians 6:12). The repentant will be awarded positions of leadership and authority in God’s great kingdom. Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2-3).
The great rebellion in heaven has opened the door for mankind. God is offering repentant mankind the positions once held by all of the rogue rulers, powers and authorities in heaven. So great is the calling of mankind that Satan will do everything necessary to keep it a secret, for he wishes that nobody take his position as Guardian angel. He is working day and night to keep mankind in sin.
“Be sober-minded and alert.Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, STANDING FIRM IN YOUR FAITH and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering” (I Peter 5:8-9).
21st century Babylon will do all she can to steal the faith that Christians hold of the gift of grace and the wonderful promise of adoption as sons of God and she will work relentlessly to replace it with faith in her, as if she was ever willing to suffer the crucifixion to give mankind eternal life. She desires only to enslave and afflict mankind, even the wicked who have long served her.
A big story is revealed in Isaiah 23, hidden no more. Yet, there lies in Sheol the imprisoned who wait anxiously for the news of the outcome of the final great battle on earth. We know the outcome, because God has given it to us in His word. “The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you [Babylon] at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you—all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones—all those who were kings over the nations. They will all respond and say to you, “You too have become weak as we are; you have become like us!”(Isaiah 14:9-10)
Well… that’s a shame. What is their loss is our gain, if we repent and turn to the God of Israel who is truly awesome and desires that “all people be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4).
It all began on January 20, 2017. Nobody saw it coming for the news all around the world, demonized the new president of the United States and mainstream media continue to oppose his every action. The president of the United States is not alone, he has a proven loyal and honest team who, together have entered the great battle against the rogue powers on earth and their heavenly partners.
The Apostle Paul said, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against EVIL RULERS and AUTHORITIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD, against MIGHTY POWERS IN THIS DARK WORLD, and against EVIL SPIRITS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES” (Ephesians 6:12).
Most of the public is not aware, but there is a growing number of people listening and reporting on the posts from Q—the anonymous voice posting on 8chan (https://qanon.pub) giving the truth seekers fact-checking resources that empowers them to stand against the corrupt and wicked people holding powerful positions.
Q wrote on November 20, 2018, post #2494, “This election was not about fixing the economy, trade, borders, military, protecting our children etc. all so another corrupt politician or 'insider' can simply undo it [band-aid]. This was not simply another 4-year election, but, a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not, WE, THE PEOPLE, reclaim control over our gov't.”
21st century mankind has fallen deep into corruption. The common person is unaware of the depth of the fall. That is the opening paragraph of this new chapter in the history of mankind on planet earth. The pivotal point has been reached; will mankind go into free fall into the hands of the wicked or will they awaken to their reality and fight for truth, honesty and their freedom. President Trump is not waiting for the great awakening. He signed an Executive Order on December 21, 2017 that gives him power to act—now.
“I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets. The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons.
I therefore determine that serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”
The battle has begun. President Trump of the U.S.A. has declared a national emergency to deal with the threat of serious human rights abuse and corruption in the United States of American and around the world. The corrupt and wicked leaders are often mere puppets of wealthy families and in some cases, puppets of intelligence agencies. They have brought their own and other countries down into the swamp with them. Desperately, they are now fighting to keep control. They know their fate if they fail; they will never stand down. This new chapter could be the final chapter of this evil age. How can we know? God can help us.
“Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).
THE GREAT STATUE IN DANIEL ILLUSTRATES THE GREAT KINGDOMS OF MANKIND ON EARTH.
God revealed many prophecies to His prophets. It is our task to search them out and seek Him for clarity and understanding. The book of Daniel describes a great statue with a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron and feet of iron and clay (Daniel 2:32). God gave Daniel the wisdom to interpret the statue. The statue images a series of declining kingdoms beginning with King Nebuchadnezzar as the head of gold that continues, unbroken through time [man’s rule on earth], under different mortal kings.
At the return of Christ, the great statue will be destroyed when a “rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time [man’s rule comes to an end] and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:35).
Man’s kingdoms will come to an end at the return of Christ. This statue images the rulership of mankind over time that began with King Nebuchadnezzar who feared God—hence the head of gold, to leaders at the end of the age who are weak and godless rulers sold into corruption and wickedness. Iron fitly illustrates the wicked, godless leaders.Clay fitly illustrates the weak, bought-and-paid-for leaders of the puppeteers. The two types of leaders will not form a tight bond for when under pressure, the weak will rat on the wicked, godless leaders and the wicked will throw the weak to the dogs.
The feet of iron and clay fitly describe the corrupt leadership described in the Executive Order of December 21, 2017; “degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets.”
The Apostle Paul revealed our real enemies. They are not flesh and blood; they are the rogue rulers, powers and authorities in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6:12). These rogue heavenly rulers influence and manipulate weak and deceived mankind. Ultimately, the wicked in heaven and on earth will be judged and sentenced.
“In that day the LORD will punish the gods in the heavens and the proud rulers of the nations on earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners in a pit. They will be confined to a dungeon and punished after many days” (Isaiah 24:21-22 NIV).
In the final chapter of this evil age, how can we recognize these rogue heavenly enemies? God, again can help us.
SATAN, THE TWO BEASTS AND THE INHABITANTS APPEAR ON EARTH.
The prophecies in Revelation provide an explosive view of events in the final moments of the rule of man. Two coalitions appear on the earth described as beasts—unredeemable entities. After Satan is thrown down to earth (Revelation 12:13), he summons a beast from out of the sea. The sea is the imagery for the source of all wickedness. This place of wickedness will become non-existent when God creates a new heaven and new earth “for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea” (Revelation 21:1). The second beast comes out of the earth—the imagery for the place of religious leadership and this beast is a false religious leader.
In addition to the two unredeemable coalitions of beings that comprise of both heavenly and earthly characters, “inhabitants” appear on the earth “whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come” (Revelation 17:8b).
Mankind in the 21st century can expect the appearance of rogue heavenly entities and their hybrid “children”—the inhabitants, to appear on earth, either coming out of the shadows on earth or arriving from out of the heavens, or both.
The Psalmist identified earth dwellers who live among the sons of men but belong to another kind. “Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. At the time of your appearing, you will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; the LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, and fire will devour them. Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, and THEIR DESCENDANTS FROM AMONG THE SONS OF MEN. Though they intended evil against You and devised a plot, they will not succeed” (Psalm 21:8-11).
THE INHABITANTS—WHO ARE THEY?
These inhabitants who worship the first beast are not all of the people on earth. They are from two specific groups of earth dwellers. There are three groups on the earth:
1. Those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life (Revelation 17:8b). These inhabitants may not be descendants of Adam and Eve. They may be hybrids of their own kind.
The Psalmist identifies earth dwellers who live among the sons of men but belong to another. “Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. At the time of your appearing, you will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; the LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, and fire will devour them. Their offspring You will destroy from the earth, and THEIR DESCENDANTS FROM AMONG THE SONS OF MEN. Though they intended evil against You and devised a plot, they will not succeed” (Psalm 21:8-11).
The judgment of these earth dwellers will be similar to Satan’s fate; they are tormented forever and have no rest day or night (Revelation 14:11). This insinuates that they are not flesh and blood, for the fate of humans who worship the beast is death by the sword.
NON-HUMANS ARE PUNISHED BY BEING TORMENTED, NO REST DAY OR NIGHT.
“He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and THEY HAVE NO REST, DAY OR NIGHT,these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name” (Revelation 14:11).
The fate of no rest, day or night is also the fate of Satan, the beasts and the false prophet. In Revelation 20:10, “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. THEY WILL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER.”
HUMANS ARE KILLED BY THE SWORD.
Humans who worship the beast will die by the sword. “Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur. THE REST OF THEM WERE KILLED WITH THE SWORD THAT CAME OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE RIDER ON THE HORSE, and all the birds gorged themselves on their FLESH” (Revelation 19:1921).
We may be approaching the time, when these earth dwellers become known to us. In summary, it can be said that the rogue heavenly princes, rulers and hybrids on earth will be captured and tormented day and night in the lake of burning sulphur forever.
2. Those whose names have been blotted out of the Book of Life because they refuse to repent. This group also
includes those who take the mark and worship the image and the beast.
The wicked will be blotted out of the Book of Life. “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous” (Psalm 69:28).
Mankind was promised eternal life before the world began, therefore, their names were written in the book of life before the world began. “This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began” (Titus 1:2).
Also, the kingdom was prepared for the faithful from the creation. “Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world’” (Matthew 25:34).
It is prophesied that the people who take the mark and worship the beast will be killed.
“So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image” (Revelation 16:2).
“… the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them [the beast and the false prophet] were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh” (Revelation 19:20-21).
3. The names of the righteous are written in the Book of Life.
“He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels” (Revelation 3:5).
“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but ONLY THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE” (Revelation 21:27) will receive eternal life.
THE BEAST FROM OUT OF THE SEA TAKES CENTRE STAGE.
Satan has not yet been thrown down to earth, so the beast that is summoned from out of the sea is not yet present on earth. “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come out of the Abyss and go to his destruction” (Revelation 17:8). This beast, as it was in the time of Apostle John which “now is not” appears to be referring to not having power on earth at the time of the Apostle John, but it will receive power again sometime in the near future. The first three beasts of Daniel rose up to power on earth in ancient times and they were overthrown. “The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time” (Daniel 7:12). The fourth terrifying beast in Daniel 7 appears to be the beast that Satan will summon out of the sea. The gap in power that appears after the dethroning of the first three beasts in Daniel, provides insight into the “now is not” wording in Revelation 17:8. This gap in power on earth has led mankind to believe that these rogue heavenly entities do not exist. Mankind in the 21st century, has mythicized the ancient gods because they do not see evidence of their existence. If supernatural evidence has been found, it is under strict secrecy by those who hold the keys. Those who have witnessed supernatural sights have been labelled conspiracy theorists.
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While the beast that comes out of the sea loses power on earth for a time, it remains alive and well in its headquarters location—in the sea—its ruling domain. This beast is a rogue coalition described in Revelation having seven heads and ten horns.
The seven heads are “seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings” (Revelation 17:9). Hills describe a level of government at a state or provincial level. Mountains are the descriptors for the highest level of government. The woman is imagery for a church. This church is placed over seven jurisdictions who have seven kings. I doubt that these kings will be satisfied to have a church over them—a church leading their government.
The Apostle John wrote, “Five have fallen and one rules” (Revelation 17:9) likely ruling in the heavens. Apostle John was instructed to write, “This calls for a mind with wisdom” (Revelation 17:9). Mankind cannot see battles or conflicts taking place outside of our dimension; we rely on scriptures to reveal those significant heavenly events. The type of wisdom needed to understand this scripture comes from God because it is not likely an earthly event that can be reconciled without understanding spiritual matters. “The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction” (Revelation 17:11). “One of the heads [a king] of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed” (Revelation 13:3). One king of the original seven regains power and rules as the eighth—final king of this beast, which comes out of the Abyss (Revelation 17:8). These kings are not human; they are spiritual.
Inner earth also known as the Abyss and the “pit” is the prison where overthrown heavenly rulers are kept. “Then all the trees [rulers] of Eden [God’s heavenly government], the choicest and best of Lebanon [God’s headquarters], all the trees [heavenly rulers] that were well- watered, were CONSOLED IN THE EARTH BELOW” (Ezekiel 31:16b).
THE NAME OF THE BEAST—666.
Again, solving the riddle of the name of the beast requires wisdom—understanding spiritual matters unseen by man; it is not likely understood purely in earthly terms. “This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666” (Revelation 13:18). The name of this beast is not yet known. When the beast arrives on the scene, the wise will test this coalition that will likely proclaim peace—initially. The name of the beast with seven heads and ten horns [multiple leaders] can be calculated as 666. Daniel wrote that a leader will eventually exult himself “above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods” (Daniel 11:36) and “he will not regard any god” (Daniel 11:37b). This should alert all Jews and Christians.
The Apostle Paul warned us, “LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness (the son of destruction) is revealed who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
The leader of this coalition will NOT be named YHWH [the name of God Almighty] or Yashuah [the name of Jesus]. During a time of GREAT deception, he will reveal his name to all of mankind demanding their worship and then, the wise will solve the riddle because his name will be new to mankind. It won’t be the name of our Creator—the One, Jews and Christians worship or the name of our Savior. The wise will solve the riddle and confirm that his name is the number of mankind who at that time, will be captured and overpowered by this imposter. They will be the slaves to this new heavenly leader. “Who can make war against the beast?” (Revelation 13:18). His name will reflect the conquering of man on earth; man’s rule will come to an end.
THE TEN HORNS ARE TEN KINGS WHO WERE PROMISED RULERSHIP.
This ancient beast out of the sea gains more power from ten kings who were promised rulership by God, no doubt at the time of Babel, but their inheritance was delayed until the end times, when they will be allowed to reign for only one hour—a very, very short period of time (Revelation 17:12). These kings rebelled against God at the same time that the ancient gods rebelled, some time after they received their inheritance, that is, rulership over the nations at the time of Babel. Anxious to receive their promised power and authority to overthrow the Almighty God, these ten kings give all they have to the beast that comes out of the sea.
21st century mankind will witness the most terrifying and ruthless powers that have been raging against our Creator since our creation and since the great revolt that took place soon after the time of Babel.
These surreal and horrifying entities will no longer be able to hide. They will be visible—finally.
Mankind will then know and believe in the spirit world.
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THE BEAST OUT OF THE EARTH ORDERS MANKIND TO WORSHIP THE BEAST OUT OF THE SEA.
The beast that the Apostle John sees coming out of the earth has “two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon” (Revelation 13:11). This is an unredeemable coalition that preach salvation through alternative means, that is, eternal life without accepting the sacrifice of Christ. They will likely sponsor their godless technology, provide opportunities for backward-engineering, share their know-how in: hybridization, avatar technology and trans-humanism.
This beast will order mankind to worship the beast that comes out of the sea (Revelation 13:12). These entities will be in full view to mankind. They will perform supernatural feats and the deceived will believe their story.
The nations of the world will feel defeated; they will say, “Who can make war against the beast?” (Revelation 13:4). They will be surprised with the outcome of the final great battle; a God-fearing, God-serving remnant people will be given the victory over the beast by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—the Almighty God. Then the world will know who the Great God is—not the fake, phony and false boastful little “horn” who claims to be the Supreme God.
THE GREAT CITY, BABYLON CAST A SPELL ON ALL OF THE NATIONS, LEADING THEM ASTRAY.
“By your [Babylon] magic spell all the nations were led astray. In her [Mystery Babylon] was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth” (Revelation 18:23-24). This is a fascinating topic.
The great city of Babylon and their extensive trading with mankind is the cause of mankind’s death. God urges his people, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins” (Revelation 18:4)—her SINS. The immense trading that will take place does not appear to be right and good in the eyes of God. The goods listed in Revelation 18:12-13 are the most precious and finest goods traded: “gold, silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen, purple silk, scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.”
What is the objective of this great trading centre? The Apostle John was dazzled when he saw “her” (Revelation 17:6b). She must have appeared to be doing the right thing, but in fact, she is consumed in sin. “I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus” (Revelation 17:6). This woman is a church who is leading all of mankind astray. She is packaging falsehood, lies and ancient wicked practices and trading them, as if they are precious truths, pure knowledge and untainted righteousness.
We can expect an explosion of religiosity to storm across the world. The object of the city of Babylon is to take all the wealth, that is, any truth mankind has and trade it with lies. The merchants are in business with the city of Babylon and she gives them generous rewards for their work.
Notice, every person working for this city is a trained seaman—remember, the imagery of the sea is the source of wickedness. “Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ they will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and morning cry out: ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’” (Revelation 18:17b-19).
A righteous voice responds, “Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you!” (Revelation 18:20). These righteous leaders were tortured and killed for preaching the truth—the word of God.
There are still many events yet to happen: God’s faithful are persecuted for 3 ½ years, the two witnesses [two God-fearing and God-serving priests] will preach the pure word of God for 3 ½ years, the members of the Christian churches will finally start overcoming: return to the pure ways of God, the Jews will come to recognize the one they pierced, God will give them grace and they turn to study the New Testament, all of the twelve nations of 21st Israel will finally call out to their God in deep repentance and He will hear them, the world will watch in amazement as the strange, supernatural events play out culminating in the Savior of mankind offering them peace and welcoming them into his loving, eternal kingdom.
So, where are we in prophecy today?
If this is the final chapter, it has only just begun. One nation is rising up to overthrow Wickedness. This is just the beginning, for all the nations in the West will likely overthrow their wicked leaders; they are the house of Joseph. This house plays a significant role in the end-times.
Wickedness will not stand down. The year 2020 could force Wickedness into the open, as they battle to regain control. If this is the final chapter of this evil age, then as painful as it will be—it will be the most exciting and dazzling display of heavenly power as God Almighty fights with his people on earth and Jesus Christ with the saints and heavenly army take down the rogue heavenly rulers, powers and authorities.
It is probably time to pay close attention—and watch. Ultimately, God's plan will be fulfilled—peace will be achieved.
At the return of Christ when he comes as King of kings and Lord of lords, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory and claim judgment over the people on earth.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats” (Matthew 25:31-32).
The reference to “all the nations” identifies all nations that are not God’s covenant people as God does not consider His people part of the nations of the world. These nations will worship Satan when he is thrown down to earth. It will be, “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 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. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So, will it be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:37-39).
The people before the flood were oblivious of their destruction; this will be the same condition when Christ returns. The people of the nations will be celebrating life having fully accepted Satan’s and the Beast’s rule over them. They will surrender and declare, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” (Revelation 13:4b) They will fully engage in trading with Babylon, selling everything they have to buy alien technology, their science and healing, their doctrines and theology. God Almighty will watch from His throne in the third heaven and His jealousy will burn as His creation worships the rogue heavenly rulers, powers and authorities of Ephesians 6:12—the created, not the Creator.
Prior to Christ’s return, God Almighty and Jesus Christ will bring their wrath onto the nations demonstrating their righteous judgment on wicked behavior.
“I have cut off nations; their strongholds are demolished. I have left their streets deserted, with on one passing through. Their cities are destroyed; no one will be left—no one at all. I said to the city, ‘SURELY YOU WILL FEAR ME AND ACCEPT CORRECTION!’... But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did. ‘Therefore, wait for me, for the day I will stand up and testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them—all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger. Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him should to shoulder” (Zephaniah 3:6-9).
During the Great Tribulation, a great multitude that no one can count will surrender and turn to obey God Almighty (Revelation 7:9-10), “from every nation, tribe, people and language, will stand before the throne of the Lamb. They will be wearing white robes and hold palm branches. They will cry out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’”
Their conversion will come from the captive slaves of the 21st century people of Israel. They will witness in the homes of the Gentiles, while in servitude to them. God’s Holy Spirit will pour out into this remnant people and they will prophesy (Joel 2:28); they will teach them one-on-one, face-to-face God’s law and grace. They will distinguish Satan’s selfish, self-centred and self-destructive theology from God’s righteous life-bringing and loving theology and urge these people to turn away from serving Satan and the Beast. Christ sees these covenant servants as himself. To Saul when he was persecuting the church, Jesus said, “Why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4) These humble captives are the body of Christ. He feels every action, every kind word, every need filled and the warmth of their compassion. Christ responds to their masters who can’t remember when they cared for him, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).
Christ, the King will say to those on his right, “take your inheritance.” The inheritance for the children of God is rulership in His holy, royal family. This inherited gift of rulership in the kingdom was prepared since the creation of the world (Matthew 25:24). It was prepared in the beginning when God [Elohim, a masculine plural Hebrew word] created the heaven and earth, long, long ago.
While these people from the nations may feel the crushing force and power of this rogue heavenly coalition, they will be taught that there is no need to fear because the God of Israel is supreme and He can rescue them as He will again rescue His people after they cry out to Him, in a second exodus that will far outshine the first one out of Egypt.
During the captivity of God’s covenant people, those Gentiles who listen to the witness and turn to God become His sheep that Christ assigns to his right when he returns. The cruel and malicious Gentiles who refuse to listen to the 21st century Israelite captives will be separated and moved to Christ’s left. These people won’t accept the teaching of God’s covenant people in their homes, hence, it would not have mattered to them who spoke God’s word, they would have rejected it regardless. The uncaring actions and neglect the wicked have towards God’s people even the least among the covenant people during their time of great distress is felt by Christ. It will be a time when the nations will mock God’s people and ridicule them for their saving hope in the God of Israel.
“Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the rage of the LORD, until He argues my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His righteousness. Then my enemy will see and will be covered with shame—she [likely Babylon of Revelation, and the false prophet] who said to me, “Where is the LORD your God?” My eyes will see her; at that time, she will be trampled like mud in the streets” (Micah 7:10).
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light” (Micah 7:8).
The repentant people of the nations of 21st century Israel will suffer mockery and ridicule by their own people as well as those who enslave them. These wicked will be sentenced to be destruction.
“The humble will increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. For the ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who look for evil will be cut down—those who indict a man with a word, who ensnare the mediator at the gate, and who with false charges deprive the innocent of justice” (Isaiah 29:20).
Before this judgment is made, the final great display of God’s power is the final battle of a small remnant of God’s people against the vast multi-national military of Satan and his coalition. God Almighty will lead His people, while Satan leads the multi-national military. “Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle of the great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:13-14).
The details of this explosive battle are not recorded in Revelation but picked up in Zechariah. God’s people of the twelve tribes of 21st century Israel will come weeping back to God, both houses together at the same time. “In those days and at that time, declares the LORD, the children of Israel and the children of Judah will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the LORD their God. They will ask the way of Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten” (Jeremiah 50:4-5).
God will hear them and in His great power and might He will give them a double blessing. He will RESCUE them and give them VICTORY.
God will not forget His covenant with Abraham. “As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. Return to your fortress [victory is on its way], O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore TWICE as much to you [a double blessing]. I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a warrior’s sword, Then the LORD will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. THE SOVEREIGN LORD WILL SOUND THE TRUMPET; HE WILL MARCH IN THE STORMS OF THE SOUTH, and the LORD ALMIGHTY WILL SHIELD THEM. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones… The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown” (Zechariah 9:11-16). Humble and repentant people are precious in God’s eyes.
God Almighty will lead them and be their shield in this final great battle. The world will see beyond the physical battle between a small covenant people and the rest of the world into the real battle of God Almighty—the God of the 21st century nations of Israel and Jesus Christ against Satan, the Beast coalition and fallen angels. God’s absolute supremacy will be no match despite Satan’s extensive build-up of massive supplies in military resources, weaponry and the multi-national vast sea of raging demonic-possessed combatants on earth.
The people of the nations of 21st century Israel will fight beyond their ability. “The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD” (Zechariah 10:7). After 3,000 years of rejecting God and fighting against Him, the people of the redeemed ten tribes will be ecstatic that their God—the Almighty God is now fighting for and with them. Their hearts will be like they are drunk, overwhelmingly joyful and free of worry. Their children will know that it is the great God giving them victory and they too, will rejoice in God, their Creator—the source of all power.
So long God held out His hands waiting for His people to return to Him and He waited patiently for He foreknew the outcome. “In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trust in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation’” (Isaiah 25:9).
Finally, at the end of the age after rogue alien beings arrive to enslave mankind, the veil of mythology is ripped off from their eyes. God’s people are the first casualties and the nations witness a power that is terrifying and devasting. God’s people are forced to remember their past. Under extreme duress, their amnesia is healed and they do what God foreknew from the beginning. “Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands THEY WILL REMEMBER ME. They and their children will survive, and they will return” (Zechariah 10:9).
God uses the image of sheep to identify people who follow Christ.Out of the Great Tribulation from the nations of the world, a countless, great multitude will come. God will identify them as His sheep and they will be given the great honor of serving Him in His temple. “They are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them… And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:15-17).
God vows to save the people of this world. “On this mountain the LORD of Hosts will prepare a banquet for all the peoples, a feast of aged wine, of choice meat, of finely aged wine. On this mountain He will swallow up the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from every face and remove the disgrace of His people from the whole earth. For the LORD has spoken” (Isaiah 29:6-8).
Those who listen to the witness of 21st century Israel will receive an inheritance that was prepared for them from the beginning of creation—an inheritance of being a ruling, royal member of God’s holy family living eternally with bent knee before God in glory and power never forgetting God’s law and grace, His generosity, and His great love.
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