When Will The RAPTURE take place?
Jesus told His apostles, when they pressed Him for answers as to when He planned to return to gather His saints. Jesus told them the following, and we get a fairly accurate timing of when ALL SHALL BE FULFILLED. Luke 21:21-32 “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
This was one of the FIRST HINTS that Jesus gave His apostles. Have we seen Jerusalem encompassed about with armies? Has the Temple at Jerusalem been desecrated before? Yes…once before. The Roman armies encompassed Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D. under the leadership of Titus, son of the Roman emperor, Vespasian. The armies starved the Jews to death simply by surrounding them and keeping food from getting in. Therefore, one might presume that the armies compassed about Jerusalem already and their desolation was at hand.
In fact, after this annihilation of the Jews happened, the Temple itself was demolished…on August 4, 70 A.D.
But, is there more…or was that the timing of the END DAYS, according to Jesus?
Luke 21:21 –“Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.” When Jerusalem was surrounded in 69-70 A.D., and they were starved to death, nobody in the surrounding areas of Judea fled to the mountains for safety, so this foretells of a specific event in the FUTURE to take place that will drive the inhabitants of Israel into the mountains.
To give us an idea as to WHEN Jesus is planning His second coming. The next verse begins to leave a clue… 22 –“For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”
When is this certain time in the FUTURE…when God’s vengeance is about to happen?
Jesus told us, just at the rapture - "ALL THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN WILL BE FULFILLED.”
Has ALL been fulfilled yet? Has everything written in the New Testament…including the Book of Revelation…been fulfilled? The clear answer is no - not yet.
From this, we must conclude that there will come a time in the FUTURE when armies will surround Jerusalem, and then the JEWS shall flee to the mountains from Jerusalem and from Judea and from all of the area of Israel. They will flee into the mountains to hide from these enemy soldiers. The mountains in Israel consist of Mt.Lebanon, Hermon, Carmel, Gerezim, Ebal, Tabor, Gilboa and Zion.
Jews will someday flee into those mountains. When? Verse 23- “But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that nurse babies, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” Now, we are getting closer to the time in the FUTURE when "GREAT DISTRESS SHALL BE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL. Jerusalem shall be trodden down by non-Jews - Gentiles....specifically Arabs.
This will NOT happen UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BE FULFILLED.”
When will the times of the GENTILES (non-Jews) be fulfilled?
The time cannot happen until ALL Gentiles have received the Gospel of Christ throughout the world. Does every inhabitant on the planet now know of Jesus Christ? That answer is yes. Even the formerly hidden tribes that existed in the world have been visited by missionaries.
Jesus told us of this Gospel of Christ being available to all the world BEFORE He returns. Mark 13:10 –“And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” THEN - “ALL THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN SHALL BE FULFILLED" when the season of the END TIMES occurs.
That statement, coupled with, “UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BE FULFILLED.” Indicates that the time of the Gentiles being fulfilled - completed, would be the time of the RAPTURE. When will that happen?
We’re about to find out…. Luke 21:25 –“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26-Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Has anything happened on the earth relative to the above two verses? No.
Some preachers are confused about that verse. Some say that the saints will be "caught up" or "raptured BEFORE the Tribulation period of seven years begin. Some say "Mid-Trib" (I do), and others yet think all saints will live through the horrors of the entire seven years. I shall prove that theory to be wrong using God's words from His Bible.
The Book of The Revelation...especially Chapter 6, FORETELLS that ALL OF THE ABOVE will happen just AFTER the RAPTURE....especially verses 15-17. Those speak of kings and rich and poor alike heading into the mountains and the caves for fear.
27 –“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” When is THEN? When Jerusalem is surrounded by their enemies (Arabs)...then KNOW that their destruction is imminent. When you see the enemies of Israel surrounding Jerusalem....then look up (toward Jesus...coming in the clouds) - because your redemption is THEN.
Some guess that this verse relates to the SECOND COMING of Jesus when He sets foot upon Mt. Moriah - aka Mt. Zion to reign - as Messiah (King) - for 1,000 years. It cannot be then because of what the rest of Luke 21 tells us....it must be speaking of the time just before the RAPTURE takes place. Mount Moriah is the place where Abraham would sacrifice his son, Isaac. It is also where Solomon built the Holy Temple. It is also the place where the Arab "Dome of The Rock" is now situated. It is also the place where the new, yet-to-be-built Holy Temple will be constructed - SOON! It is called the "Temple Mount".
At the second coming of Jesus, He returns in full power and ALL PEOPLE SHALL SEE THIS. THEN, AFTER all hell breaking loose upon the earth is over (the end of the full seven years of Tribulation, Jesus comes to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords...in JERUSALEM - and from the Holy Temple that he cleanses. Jesus reigns on the earth with His saints - for the next 1000 years, and Jesus casts Satan into the pit for the thousand years.
This brings prophecy into perfect harmony. It was predicted that a "Messiah" - "King" would come - and that there would be peace on earth. THIS IS WHEN THE KING WILL REIGN AND THERE WILL BE PEACE ON EARTH..THIS THOUSAND YEAR PERIOD.
Luke 21:28 –“And when these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS , then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” This means the RAPTURE will take place. Your REDEMPTION (salvation) is what Christ paid for on the cross.
When the RAPTURE takes place, people will ask, "Where did those millions of people go?" "Why are cars crashing? Why are planes falling from the sky?
The Bible says, "The devil shall cause them to believe a lie."
Anyone can guess that the lie would be that U.F.O.s came and took these people.
Jesus spoke to His apostles in a parable. A parable is a story designed to be interpreted and understood by “those who have an ear, let them hear”, but not designed for those who never trusted Him as Savior. They will not understand the parables.
Luke 21: 29-"And Jesus spoke to His apostles in a parable; ‘Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 -When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31-So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
We can discover that Israel...Jerusalem in particular, represents the fig tree.
Luke 13:6-9 gives us a parable also: 6-"Jesus also spoke this parable: “A certain man (meaning himself) had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 - Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard (God), ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none."
Jesus demonstrated that He ministered to the Jews for three years so far, and they would not respond. They rejected Him. Jesus said, "Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ 8-But he (God) answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9-And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”
Israel (symbolized by the fig tree) bore no fruit. Jesus and His apostles gave it all they had. Finally, with the advent of Paul, the apostle who came after Jesus' death on the cross,and the Gospel was preached almost entirely to the Gentiles. Israel was cut off. In fact...the Temple itself was destroyed in 70 A.D. Then, Jesus gave the final hint as to when in the FUTURE this will happen.
Many, I dare say, overlooked this next verse: -Verse 32 -“Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”
Before we get to the conclusion, let us read Mark’s account of these last days, because Luke missed a vital part. Mark 13:14-20 –“But when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 15-And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 16-And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. 17- But woe to them that are with child, and to them that nurse babies in those days! 18-And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. 19 - For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. Nothing like this, Jesus said, HAS EVER HAPPENED BEFORE. 20-"
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, (God shall shorten the seven years of horrible tribulation) no flesh should be saved: BUT - FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT (CHRIST'S FOLLOWERS) - whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.”
The "SEVEN YEARS OF GREAT TRIBULATION" that is coming will be shortened - for the sake of the elect.
THEREFORE - WE SHALL ALL SEE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD....AND CHRIST FOLLOWERS WILL LIVE THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
The ELECT are those who are born-again. The time will be shortened by 3.5 years.
Mark tells us that just before the RAPTURE (when ALL THAT IS WRITTEN BECOMES FULFILLED), there will be an “abomination of desolation - spoken of by Daniel the Prophet. That “Abomination of Desolation” referred to by Daniel is when Satan desecrates the Temple at Jerusalem. That temple has not been built yet.
There is currently NO Temple on Mt.Moriah/Zion in Jerusalem. Therefore, one must conclude that a Temple has to first be built.
Jesus concludes, in Mark 13:28-30 –“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:"
Jesus relates to Jerusalem as that fig tree. “When Jerusalem begins to put forth her leaves” you know that Summer is near.” - THIS MEANS THAT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE IS NEAR.
Jerusalem was not fully owned by Israel until 1967…after the “Six-Day War” Wikepedia refers to that time as follows: The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 was a war between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank the Golan Heights…and East Jerusalem.”
Before this, in 1948 when Israel became a Nation, they owned West Jerusalem. The Arabs controlled East Jerusalem…where Mount Moriah/Zion is located. Mount Moriah - aka Mt.Zion - is the place where the HolyTemple was located. Get the picture now?
The “fig tree” is Jerusalem and, because Israel owned ALL of Jerusalem in the Summer of 1967, that is the time that Israel was completed...BUT the "fig tree" that will begin to bud is when the building of the Holy Temple begins...when that first shovel full of dirt is taken up from the Temple Mount.
WHEN YOU SEE (IN THIS GENERATION) - THE HOLY TEMPLE BUILDING PROGRAM BEING STARTED - WITH THAT FIRST SHOVEL FULL OF DIRT...YOU HAVE ABOUT 3.5 YEARS TO THE RAPTURE.
Mark 13:29 –“So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.”
Jesus told us -"When Israel begins to bud - (WHEN THE HOLY TEMPLE WORK IS STARTED) we will see all the rest unfold - IN THIS GENERATION."
And Jesus wraps up His FUTURE timing with verse 30 – “Verily I say unto you, that THIS GENERATION - from the time that Israel (the fig tree) begins to blossom - THIS GENERATION shall not pass, till all these things be done.”
How long is a generation? Matthew 1:17 reads, “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.” The total generations from Abraham to Jesus is, therefore, 42.
I stumbled across an amazing few verses found in Leviticus 25. Jesus foretold of a time when Israel would be redeemed...when God would go after Israel once again. This time would take place just after the RAPTURE. The Jews would know that the messiah did, in fact, come 2000 years ago.
They rejected Him then, but once the rapture takes place...they will know. Leviticus 25:8 reveals this: "In addition, you must count off seven Sabbath years, seven sets of seven years, adding up to forty-nine years in all. 9-Then on the Day of Atonement in the FIFTIETH YEAR, blow the ram’s horn loud and long throughout the land. 10-Set this year apart as holy, a time to proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live there. It will be a jubilee year for you, when each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors and return to your own clan. 11-This FIFTIETH year will be a jubilee for you." FIFTY YEARS from 1967 - the time that Israel was completed - except for the building of the HolyTemple, is the year 2017. Could the HolyTemple start the project in the year 2017? Better get ready! It starts with a shovel full of dirt coming off the top of the Holy Mountain.
I believe, based on what is now happening in Israel....with the constant firing of rockets into Israel by the Palestinian Arab Muslims living on the Gaza Strip, and the response from Israel, that this is just the very beginning of what is coming. What is coming is this: The Arab World will begin to think how unfair it is for Israel to "pick on the Palestinians...and kill thousands of them". They will then collude to go to war with Israel - as a huge Arab block of nations. BIG MISTAKE! God has promised Israel that the land He gave them would ALWAYS belong to Israel.
So, what will likely happen SOON, is that Iran...the major supplier of war weapons and soldiers, will try to initiate the confrontation ...right after they finally get their first nuke.
Israel has people in Iran spying on them. Once Israel senses that they are near annhialation, they will do a preemptive nuclear strike on Iran - and probably Syria because Syria is the air space needed to get to Iran.
BOOM! - Off goes a few nukes onto Iran. The Arab wolrd (and the rest of the world) are shocked at the horrendous carnage. The world calls for a New World Order where all countries have to abide by one set of rules.
The Arab world is intimidated by the nuclear response from Israel. They do not wish to be NEXT, so they call for a truce...a legally binding peace treaty....which they do not intend to keep, and in fact break - as Israel completes the building of the HolyTemple on the Muslim's sacred ground.
THIS DEVASTATION OF IRAN (MAYBE SYRIA, TOO) IS GOING TO TRIGGER THE FIRST HALF OF "THE GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS. FAMINES WILL SET IN (DUE TO RISING OIL PRICES), SIGNS FROM HEAVEN WILL OCCUR....EARTHQUAKES - SHALL HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY - PESTILENCES (LIKE THE RECENT OUTBREAK OF EBOLA IN AFRICA) FLOODS - WORSE THAN WE'VE EVER SEEN WILL HAPPEN.
Israel kicks ALL ARABS out of Israel...and in particular - off the Temple Mount. NOW, Israel can start to build their HOLY TEMPLE.
This is how we shall know that the "fig tree" is beginning to bud.....when the Temple is started. Then, "THIS GENERATION SHALL NOTPASS AWAY UNTIL ALL IS FULFILLED."...including the Rapture.
After the RAPTURE, we will see the following happen for the REMNANT: Revelation 14:1 - (The apostle John had seen the future. he wrote, "Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb (Jesus), STANDING ON MOUNT MORIAH/ZION, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2-And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. 3-And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4-These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5-No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."
Let’s now recap, and I don’t mean to scare anyone! Referring to Luke and Mark: “Between the time you see the FIRST SHOVEL FULL OF DIRT COME OFF THE TEMPLE MOUNT - , "these things will BEGIN TO COME TO PASS":
I will put them in the order in which I believe they will happen.
1. Something happens to have a one-world government in place with a "global currency" in place, global laws, and global enforcement of those laws.
2. Something must happen that will cause the Arabs to vacate the Holy Mount Moriah and Zion.
3. Something must happen to cause the economies of the world to become useless. This "crisis" will cause the world to need the assistance of the Global Bank...operated by those in power within the one-world government.
4. Something will cause Israel to be free to build the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount. For that to happen, the Arabs who now control the Holy Mount – by Treaty, and who operate two Islamic shrines – the Dome of the Rock that covers the temple site…and al Aqsa Mosque…the third holiest Islamic Mosque in the world. “al Aqsa” means furthest. This means that al Aqsa Mosque is the furthest from Mecca.
5. The Holy Temple, once built, will be desecrated by none other than Satan himself.
6. Then, the armies shall surround Jerusalem.
7. Then, the Jews will be killed and they will be led off into captivity by Gentiles - Arab Muslims.
8. Then, the inhabitants of Israel shall flee into the mountains for safety.
9. Then, the RAPTURE of the saints SHALL take place.
10. Then, those who are left on the planet will see the book of the Revelation unfold before their eyes.
Rich and poor alike will hide in caves for fear of God as destruction of one third of mankind happens. Then a third of the sea life is killed. Then - IT GETS REALLY BAD!
NOW I MUST RETURN TO LUKE 21........starting in verse 10 - "Then Jesus said to them (His apostles) : “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences (Merriam Webster defines pestilence as " a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating " LIKE EBOLA.... in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
12 - 28 of Luke 21 - "But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues (synagogues were the court system in Jesus' day) and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name." - "On account of my name - the name of Jesus, tells us that He's talking about Christ Followers.....Christians.
13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will win life. (not a hair of our heads will perish - because the rapture is about to take place and our redemption is near).
20 “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near." Now, Jesus is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem - and the death or imprisonment of the Jews...just after the Temple is built - and desecrated by the enemies of Israel - Arabs.
21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22 For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written." God is speaking now of the time set aside for Israel's rejection of His Son, Jesus. This is the time that all Israel will suffer - for the last time. This is the time when 144,000 Jews - set aside by God, will witness to fellow Jews (and those who have not bowed to the anti-Christ....and many will be saved. This part takes place RIGHT AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE SAINTS.
23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land (OF ISRAEL) and wrath against this people (JEWS). 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles (ARABS) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken." THIS IS RIGHT AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE SAINTS...AND WHEN HORRENDOUS SIGNS FROM HEAVEN ARE BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE - THIS IS GOD'S JUDGMENT ON THE ENTIRE WORLD...THE LAST 3.5 YEARS WHEN SATAN IS GIVEN POWER TO DO WHATEVER HE LIKES TO THE PEOPLE ON THE EARTH.
I REFER YOU TO REVELATION 13:5 - "THEN THE BEAST (THIS ONE IS THE ONE-WORLD LEADER) -WAS ALLOWED TO SPEAK GREAT BLASPHEMIES AGAINST GOD. AND HE WAS GIVEN AUTHORITY TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTED - FOR FORTY-TWO MONTHS." THAT, MY FRIEND IS 3.5 YEARS.
SATAN AND HIS SON, "ANTI-CHRIST" AND THEIR APPOINTEEE - THE FALSE PROPHET (WORLD LEADER) CALLED THE "BEAST" ALL OPERATE AS ONE...JUST LIKE GOD DOES THROUGH THE HOLY TRINITY. THIS IS WHEN ALL HELL LITERALLY BREAKS LOOSE UPON THE EARTH. THE SAINTS ARE GONE.....JESUS IS GONE, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GONE FOR THSE 3.5 YEARS - AND ARE IN HEAVEN.
LUKE 21:27 - "At that time (THE TIME THAT THE TEMPLE IS DESECRATED BY THE ANTI-CHRIST...THE TIME WHEN JERUSALEM IS SURROUNDED BY THEIR ENEMIES) - they will SEE THE SON OF MAN (JESUS) COMING IN THE CLOUDS WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY."
28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
LUKE GIVES THE GREATEST DETAIL ABOUT WHAT PRECEDES THE SALVATION OR RAPTURE OF MANKIND...."THEN, WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN (DESECRATION OF THE TEMPLE AND DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM)...THEN - WE SHALL SEE JESUS COMING IN THE CLOUDS.
THIS ELIMINATES ANY CONJECTURE ABOUT "JESUS CAN COME AT ANY TIME". HE CAN'T COME UNTIL WE SEE THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE DESECRATION OF THE HOLYTEMPLE - THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN STARTED. THIS HAPPENS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TRIBULATION ...WHICH STARTS WITH THE DEVASTATION OF IRAN (MAYBE SYRIA, TOO), AND THEN THE TEMPLEBUILDING BEGINS. WE HAVE 3.5 YEARS OF LIVING THROUGH THIS TIME....AND THEN SATAN IS ALLLOWED TO DO WHAT HE WISHES TO PEOPLE DURING THE SECOND HALF (FORTY TWO MONTHS) OF THE SEVEN YEARS OF TRIBULATION.
MATTHEW 24 DOES NOT COVER THESE DETAILS. LUKE SAID THIS IN LUKE 1:1 - "Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 - just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 - With this in mind, since I myself have CAREFULLY INVESTIGATED EVERYTHING FROM THE BEGINNING (WALK WITH JESUS), I too decided to write an orderly account for you -4 - so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught."
LUKE WAS THE NEW TESTAMENT HISTORIAN WHO WANTED TO GET ALL OF THE DETAILS WRITTEN DOWN...EVEN TELLING US HOW OTHERS (WRITERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT) HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO WRITE THEIR ACCOUNTS OF THINGS.
So - after the RAPTURE takes place, the 144,000 Jews that God has set aside, will be witnesses that all that Jesus said and did was true....and many shall become saved AFTER THE RAPTURE.....Jews especially. Unfortunately, all who claim Christ as Savior then will have to enter heaven the hard way! They will be beheaded in those days AFTER THE RAPTURE because all who do not bow down to worship Satan - and receive the identification (mark delivered to them by the BEAST (world leader) so they can buy food.....during a huge famine...will be beheaded. Then, "Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
144,000 Jews - The "REMNANT" will not be killed. Instead, they will believe. They will be marked by God as the chosen who will be witnesses of Christ. All who accept Christ at that point...including the 144,000 Jewes (12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of Israel) will NOT take the "mark" which will be the currency by which one can buy or sell anything - including food.
Have you heard of any group of people who are into beheadings in the past several years? How about Muslim Extremist - Abu Musab al Zarquari..."the beheader" who beheaded Daniel Pearlman...and displayed it on the internet? The Quaran stipulates, "Smite the infidels above the neck if they fail to worship Allah." Did you know that? Look it up - Surah 8:12. Google it!
How will things BEGIN to unfold?
Amadinejad, former president of Iran, is a martyr. His ambition is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and, in doing so, he will be the “chosen one” who will usher in the Islamic Messiah known as “al Mhadi or the 12th Imam.”
It is a known fact that the Quaran dictates that “violence shall be upon the earth" just before the Islamic Messiah returns. Is the Muslim religion wreaking havoc upon the earth...or is it the Irish?
A one-world government must also be in place during the END TIMES. The one-world government will have one currency.
This “currency” will replace all other currencies. The United Nations is calling NOW for a one-world or “global” currency. Google “one world currency”. The top of page one of Google will tell you more!
“Progressives” are now in power for the first time in history. Woodrow Wilson was a Progressive, but he did not control the Senate and Congress.
Progressives are anti-God socialists who want to rule the world. Islam also wants to rule the world. One is anti-God, the other is “religious” in nature. These two factions will unite…they will merge. They will do so to gain world dominance over the population.
Progressives are in power now, and a “CRISIS” will occur SOON that will accomplish bringing them to power. (THAT CRISIS WILL BE A HUGE FOOD SHORTAGE AFTER ISRAEL DEVASTATES IRAN/SYRIA).
This “global government” will be operated by one leader - AKA "THE BEAST OR FALSE PROPHET", and he will appoint a leader from ten nations to become his cabinet.
This is prophetic. I believe that leader could very well be Barack Obama.
My books - America's Two Holy Wars and Seven Heads Corporation- details why. Both books are FREE on my website (below)
The crisis that will accomplish bringing them to power, removing the Arabs from the Temple Mount, creating a financial nightmare to warrant a global single currency….will be that Ahmadinejad will provoke Israel into a war.
Israel, however, will perform that preemptive, self-defense nuclear strike against Iran...as already stated.
THE "CRISIS" - Oil prices will skyrocket. Nothing moves without oil. World currencies will be devastated as a result of skyrocketing oil prices.
The United States government now in power refuses to drill for oil and gas in the Western hemishpere, and this keeps us dependent on Arab and other foreign oil. Why?
God is in control, so He is allowing this to happen so He can accomplish His objective of bringing the curtain down.
Arabs will condemn Israel. The United Nations will condemn Israel. The United States Government’s official position will be to condemn Israel because, like in 1967 – the “Six Day War”, the US did not support Israel because of the threat of Arabs to jack the price of oil up sky high..and wreck the economies of the world.
They will do this once again, and the world's population will be frightened. They will look to someone for leadership. That leadership will start being formed AS SOON AS THE "CRISIS" - THE "EVENT" HAPPENS.
That may happen SOON. The United Nations will clamor for a “Global Government” and the world will decide that it is time. The votes will be cast. The World leader will be elected, and he will appoint (make a back door deal) ten leaders representing ten influential nations. I'll speculate who the ten nations wil become.
My speculation is based on which are the ten richest members of the IMF...International Monetary Fund. They will control all of the wealth in the world...including the gold. They are - in order of voting power: United States - Japan - Germany - France - United Kingdom - China - Italy - Saudi Arabia (home of Mecca...the holiest shrine of Islam where all Muslims worldwide turn to and pray five times each day. They will control all of the Muslims under the leadership of the world leader. They will control the courts using Sharia Law) - Canada and finally Russia are the last two members of this World Order.
Of them, Daniel the prophet and the Book of Revelation says that three of these nations shall be taken over by the other seven under the leadership of the word leader. I would not speculate on which three are consumed by the others, but it will happen after the RAPTURE of the saints.
The Progressives have a motto: “The end justifies the means”, and they will do all within their collective, worldwide power, to form this one-world government.
The Progressives will then have their global government with one set of laws (The U.S. Constitution will be null and void). They will have their gun control. No citizen on the planet will be armed…only what will be called the International Civilian Police Force will be armed. These will be the local, national, international enforcement are for the one-world government. The Progressives hate Christians. They will unite with Islamic clerics and will agree to put these clerics in charge of the Global Court. They will operate under what should scare you to death…Sharia Law. - Google it!
Here’s some wake-up news for you: –“Controversial Sharia courts have been set up in major towns and cities to impose Islamic law and enable Muslims to shun the legitimate British legal system.”
Here’s more news from Wikepedia – “Sharia deals with many things, including politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, family, sexuality, hygiene, and social issues.”
And more from Wikepedia – “Islamic law is now the most widely used religious law, and one of the three most common legal systems in the world.alongside common law, and civil law. During the Islamic Golden Age, (8th to the 13th centuries) classical Islamic law may have influenced the development of common law, and also influenced the development of several civil law institutions.”
If the Progressives have their way, Islamic clerics will rule in the World Court System, and will judge all cases of family law, divorce, politics, economics…you name it. They will absolutely persecute any non-Muslim, and will also rule over all Muslims. Taken from the Council on Foreign Relations’ website: “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.”
It’s coming, folks! On http://www.cfr.org/publication/8034/, we read what some of the crimes are and what Sharia Laws do to punish those crimes. “There are five 'hadd crimes': unlawful sexual intercourse (sex outside of marriage and adultery), false accusation of unlawful sexual intercourse, wine drinking (sometimes extended to include all alcohol drinking), theft, and highway robbery. Punishments for hadd offenses--flogging, stoning, amputation, exile, or execution.”
And, here's something for the homosexual community to ponder. Right now, they teach homosexuality in public schools. The government and Supreme Court have put homosexuals in a "protected class" now. They have made it so that homosexuals can marry...which has destroyed all that God has put together concerning marriage. But, here's the bad news: Sharia Law that is coming to the world with the NEW WORLD ORDER, will have all the records of homosexuals who are married. Their punishment for homosexuality is death! Oh oh! So, you have to ask yourself..."Why is God letting this happen?" I think that He lets us choose whatever we want to choose...His wys...or the ways of man. There is ALWAYS a consequence...sooner or later.
The Bible predicts that all those who do not accept the single currency…”the Mark” will be executed…death by beheading. I refer you to my article – Our Last Day on Earth”.
Here’s the joke about all this: It is God’s plan to bring the world to a conclusion. It is God who is directing all of the PLAYERS…Islamic leaders…Progressives, to do His bidding to accomplish His purpose. Then, the end will come.
The Rapture will happen SOON, and then…ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE. The end of the final 3.5 years will happen, but we learn from God's Bible that the "Anti-Christ will come - and WE WILL KNOW WHO HE IS - before the RAPTURE.
He will also have power given to him by God - to rule the earth the last 3.5 years.
Satan loves mayhem, murder....and he loves to be worshipped. All that unfolds AFTER THE RAPTURE...when Jesus, His Holy Spirit - and all Christ followers (the saints) are in heaven for those last 3.5 years. How do we KNOW THIS?
Revelation 13:1-9 tells us so. " Then I (John) saw a beast rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns. And written on each head were names that blasphemed God. 2 This beast looked like a leopard, but it had the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion! And the dragon (satan) gave the beast (Anti-Christ) his own power and throne and great authority.
3 I saw that one of the heads of the beast (the False Prophet and World leader who points people to the anti-Christ) seemed wounded beyond recovery (shot in the head) but the fatal wound was healed! (by the anti-Christ - proving to the world that He is to be worshipped. Like Christ, he can heal the dead!)
The whole world marveled at this miracle and gave allegiance to the beast. 4 They worshiped the dragon (satan) for giving the beast (anti-Christ) such power, and they also worshiped the beast (World Leader) . “Who is as great as the beast?” they exclaimed. “Who is able to fight against him?”
5 Then the beast (world leader) was allowed to speak great blasphemies against God. And he was given authority to do whatever he wanted for FORTY TWO MONTHS - 3.5 years.
6 And he spoke terrible words of blasphemy against God, slandering his name and his dwelling—that is, those who dwell in heaven. - (Jesus and His saints that were raptured)
7 And the beast was allowed to wage war against God’s holy people (Israel at this point) and to conquer them. And he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation. 8 And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast (World Leader) . They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made.
9 Anyone with ears to hear
should listen and understand"
Be prepared. I would get my family and loved ones together to discuss these events AS THEY UNFOLD...in case you think I'm nuts! Send the article to them. Let them discover the TRUTH about the END TIMES. They must "know" internally, that "something is in the air". So must YOU. I do not write to scare. I write to make people aware that Jesus DID tell us when the END DAYS will come. They are here, my friend…the BEGINNING of the END. Are you ready? Are you prepared for the judgment of man?
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