NOTICE: My articles are NOT grammatically correct. I am a college graduate and understand all the rules of proper writing. I do use CAPITAL LETTERS to stress and emphasize important points. I do this to enhance your UNDERSTANDING. To me, understanding is far more important than proper writing skills.
I hope you have read and learned a few things from the other 5 parts of this series. This is part 6 called “NOT IF, BUT WHEN.” We are now looking at the 2nd most horrible event in human history. It will be glorious for some and pure terror for others. ONLY THE FINAL JUDGEMENT OF GOD WILL SURPASS THIS. That event will have “ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES” and determine your final destination throughout all of eternity.
A LIVING HELL AND EARTHLY HORROR
From the start of this series, I have covered the topics of Christian persecution, world views, the history of the Jews, and Christianity. I have stated that “THE JEWS ARE THE KEY TO END TIME PROPHECY. To date, for 1948 years, the Jews have been without a Temple. I cannot help but notice that it was in 1948, that Israel became a nation again. Let me explain a few things that you need to understand.
The Jews still look for their Messiah to come. He will come the second time for them, to redeem and save them. . The cry of Israel today is, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF ISRAEL. The Jews will openly tell you, We cannot serve God until we have the Temple. We cannot serve God the way He wants us to until we re-start the animal sacrificial system that He commanded us. If we rebuild the temple and start the animal sacrificial system again, “THEN OUR MESSIAH WILL COME TO DELIVER US.” Never forget that all Jewish life centered around the Temple. The Temple always represented the very presence of God with them on earth.
The Jews have NOT sat back and hoped for the chance to rebuild the Temple, they already have plans and have constructed what they can at this present day. They have the cornerstone that is first set for the building of the Temple. They have used computers to research the lineage of the Jewish Priest for Temple service. They have the red heifers needed to consecrate their high priest and the other priest. And they have a great high priest ready to start. They have replicated all of the furniture and Holy Vessels needed in their Temple service. They are all set and prepared to build the 3rd Temple.I think you will like this link here. THE TEMPLE MOUNT FAITHFUL.
We know from God’s Word this will happen and the 3rd Temple will be re-built. When the Rapture of the Church takes place, the anti-Christ comes and takes power over the world, the 7 year TRIBULATION PERIOD STARTS. He will sign a 7-year peace treaty with Israel. He will give them the 2 things the Jews want most, that is peace and their temple. In the middle of the tribulation, the anti-Christ walks into the Temple, proclaims himself as god. He will say, No more animal sacrifices and you will worship me. Anti-Christ will even set up his image in the Temple.(THIS COULD NOT HAPPEN UNLESS THE 3RD TEMPLE IS REBUILT).
This ban on worship will not just be for the Jews and Jewish temple. This will be a ban on all religions worldwide. The Antichrist will forbid and abolish all religious worship, declaring himself God and requiring worship of himself, with suppression, persecution, and even death to all who won’t bow to him. This is known as the Abomination of Desolation” prophesied in Daniel 9:27 and (Daniel 11:31). Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 24:15. The Jews will be persecuted and slaughtered until the end of the Tribulation. Then at the “SECOND COMING OF CHRIST” The battle of “ARMAGEDDON” will take place. God will plague the earth and will now judge the Beast, False Prophet, Anti-Christ, and all the nations (Revelation 16:16; 20:1-3).
You know this is a very dangerous world we live in. Death and destruction are in every country. The world greatly fears “NUCLEAR WAR” and the destruction of this earth. People constantly ask, “Will there World War III ?” It is not a question of IF but WHEN. No one wins in a nuclear war. According to the Bible, there will be World War III and nuclear weapons “could” be involved. There is something coming on this earth WORSE than Nuclear War. God has never needed nuclear weapons. It is time on earth we know as the 7 years, “TRIBULATION PERIOD.” This is the time when God will judge all nations and pour out his WRATH, UNDILUTED. God is going to Plague this earth and all nations with indescribable horrors, that have never been imagined or seen on earth.
If God told you something 86 times would you listen and pay attention? 86 times through the Old and New Testament, scripture tells us about “THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD.” This will also be a time known in the Bible as “THE TIMES OF JACOBS TROUBLES.” (Jeremiah 30:7).
This will also bring a total end to “The times of the Gentiles World Powers” who have ruled the world. They represent successive Gentile kingdoms that will dominate until Christ returns and establishes His reign.
I think it would be safe to say that all nations have heard the term “Armageddon” and have a partial understanding of the term. It is a term that has “APOCALYPTIC” destruction of the entire world. It is a Biblical term and the true meaning is it is a time and place of a final battle between the forces of good and evil. This battle will be in the valley of Megiddo and is also called The valley of Jehoshaphat. Megiddo is mentioned twelve times in the Old Testament, ten times in reference to the ancient city of Megiddo, and twice with reference to “the plain of Megiddo”, most probably simply meaning “the plain next to the city “JERUSALEM”. This battle takes place at the end of the 7 year Tribulation.
John, the writer of the book of Revelation tells us in Revelation 16:16 ” And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” It would do EVERY reader well, to read the entire 16th chapter of this book. GOD WILL SAVE ISRAEL.
The book of Joel tells us in chapter 3:9-16 “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen roundabout. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.”
THE PLACE AND PURPOSE OF THE BATTLE
Revelation chapter 16 shows us how God pours out His 7 bowl judgments, of God’s wrath on this earth. They are poured out on the wicked and followers of the Antichrist. The armies of the world and Antichrist comes to this place of battle. The valley of Jehoshaphat measures 160 miles long. ALL the armies of the earth come against Israel and Jerusalem. Their goal is the total destruction of the Jews and Jerusalem. Jesus Himself comes back and stands on the Mount of Olives, the same place He ascended to heaven from, We the saints, the church comes back with Him. This not the humble beaten battered Jew of the cross. This is the Lord of Glory, THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS. He is the one who in II Thessalonians 1:8 “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:”
Christ fights this battle against all the armies of the world. The Bible tells us the blood from this battle, the BLOOD will run-up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. (Revelation 14:17-20) (1600 furlongs = 160 miles). NOW ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM WILL BE SAVED. The times of the Gentiles will finally be over.
In Luke 17:26-33, we read, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so, will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
It is quite AMAZING that the two previous divine judgments of destruction, the one in Noah’s time and the other during Lot’s time, may have happened in this very area (the deepest part on earth) as Noah is believed to have built his ark in the Jordan Valley (before it later came to rest on Ararat in Turkey).
Sodom and Gomorrah were situated in this same valley which seems to be carved out – the lowest place on earth in, deed as a winepress. This would mean that this valley would AGAIN, become a place of God’s judgment – this time the End Time site of the outpouring of His wrath! Thus three times the very place where God judges the world. COINCIDENCE? I do not think so.
A REALISTIC VIEW OF THE TRIBULATION
I want to post some true and interesting information about the “TRIBULATION.” It comes from crosswalk.com It is truthful and accurate so here it is: “There is an incredible comparison that can be drawn from Auschwitz and the Great Tribulation.
• Most scholars see the first half of the seven-year final period of the earth’s history to be relatively normal. It is the second half that seems to have incredible destruction, demon armies, and death. So in Bible terms, the Great Tribulation lasts 3 ½ years or 42 months.
• Auschwitz opened its doors to death by the gas chamber on September 3rd, 1941. The advance of the Soviet Army closed down the camp on January 27th, 1945. The death camp of the Holocaust was operating for 3 ½ years or 42 months.
• So the death camp at Auschwitz and the Great Tribulation last almost exactly the same length of time. That is where the comparison stops. The Final Holocaust is so terrifying, so deadly, so inescapable that God personally steps in to stop it lest not one human be left alive!
In the Great Tribulation 2 ½ million die every day for 42 months. In Auschwitz, less than a thousand died each day. That means 2500x as many people die every day. Or to put it in Auschwitz terms—the number of people that died every day at Auschwitz will die every 30 seconds in the Great Tribulation! Or in other terms living on earth will be like living in an Auschwitz death camp—and in death toll there will be the equivalent of an Auschwitz Holocaust twice a day for 42 months!
A brief look through the pages of Revelation chapters six, eight, nine, and sixteen–describe the living hell you can avoid if you are saved. Here are only a few of the dreadful disasters that take place during the Tribulation:
“ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO PEOPLE” will die during the Tribulation (see Rev. 6:8 and onward), some through the ravages of war, others by starvation, and amazingly many others by the ‘beasts of the earth’. So, whether by death that comes instantly and thus less dreaded or a slow and painful death that is lingering and agonizing-50 percent of all people will die. The world’s population was 6,415,574,176 yesterday, so that means at least 3,207,500,000 will die. That does amount to just about eleven times the current population of the United States-can you imagine that? And remember that the population of the world is doubling every 39.5 years. So every day the number of people who will die becomes larger and larger.
One-third of all vegetation will be burned up. All grass, every tree, everything green will be destroyed (see Rev. 8:7).
The sun and the moon will be darkened as nature goes into revolt (see Rev. 8:12).
The gates of hell will open and hordes of locusts, the size of horses, will come upon the earth. Those locusts will be allowed to sting men like scorpions and the pain will last for five months. The Bible says men will beg God to let them die but they will not die (see Rev. 9:3-6).
There will be worldwide famine, unlike anything the world has ever seen (see Rev. 18:8).
There will be a world war so bloody that the blood of those killed in battle will flow for two hundred miles up to the bridle of a horse in the valley of Jezreel/Jehoshaphat. This will be the Battle of Armageddon (see Rev. 14:20).
All told, during the Great Tribulation, as many as half of all the people on the earth will be killed. Now, do you see why God refers to the Rapture as a ‘blessed hope’? Because the Tribulation to come is so horrible!” THIS IS THE END OF THE CITATION. What he is saying is TRUE AND FACTUAL. My friends, this is a time that no one wants to live in or through.
Christ will save his people then set up the “1000 year Millenial Kingdom promised to the Jews.” God is faithful and always keeps His Promises. If you have lost loved ones I would be warning them of the horror that is coming on this earth, and how to escape it, IN CHRIST.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:21-22 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 2 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
We know this battle will be so fierce that the blood of the armies will run-up to the horses’ bridle for 120 miles, and it will take 7 months just to bury the dead.
I stated at the beginning of this series that I wanted to try and show how and when the Lord is coming back. I also made it plain that as the Bible says “No man knows the day nor the hour, only the Father in heaven. I KNOW WE ARE CLOSER THAN WE HAVE EVER BEEN, AND I FELL THE TIME IS VERY NEAR. We know the Jews are the key to end-time prophecy and the key to Christ’s return (His second coming) then fight the battle of Armageddon. Ezekiel 38 and 39 lists the “nations and armies” that will be coming to destroy Israel at this battle, and fight against Christ.
In today’s world and society, mainstream media does not report World News. Mainstream Media are ALL owned by private corporations who are “GLOBALIST.” They push the global agenda and report ONLY what they are told to report. Even what little they do report is false or biased. You will find out more about what is really happening in this world through independent news. Almost every nation on earth hates Israel. I watch Israel and these nations closely, every day.
“The revised Roman Empire” will play a large part in the Tribulation. Pope Francis is a Globalist who pushes for a New World Order, and one-world government, and one world religion. He spouts there are many ways to God, all religions are true and equal, and that we all worship the same God. He does this OPENLY. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. He is a progressive who is pulling the Catholic Church away from its long-standing traditional doctrines and faith. He has openly called for socialism and has chosen Arab radicals over Jews and Christians.
Francis has visited Arab Mosque and prayed towards Mecca to “Allah”. He has given special offices IN the Vatican for Arab radicals who hate and fight Israel. Francis denies the existence of any terrorist or Jihadist in Islam. He has proven himself to be “A FALSE PROPHET” Even Catholics are leaving the Catholic Church in droves.
What nation is known as the city of 7 hills? ROME Revelation 17:1-9 Identifies them in end times as the “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Who has always identified themselves as “THE MOTHER CHURCH?”
Add to that the pure hatred of the Globalists and the United Nations for Israel. Add to that the everyday battle and war Israel has with the Arab nations and Palestinian’s every day. The worry of the world, over World War III is a real and a present threat. Yet they do not look at who will start it, they only speculate about it.
I truly believe that we are so close to the TRIBULATION, Yet people do not understand and see it. Most people are involved in their own life and cannot see past that. Most people have a very limited world view. And even fewer have a Biblical world view. ALL THE SIGNS OF THE TRIBULATION ARE SHOWING NOW. I am so thankful to God, that I will NOT be here during the Tribulation.
I started this series with Part 1 showing how Christians are the most persecuted people around the world. I also have shown how the Jews have been the most hated people and country in the world. Christians and Jews are connected. Christianity came out of Judaism. Maybe you have not made the connection yet so let me explain something. The enemies of Israel, are the SAME enemies, that fight Christians worldwide and want the destruction of all Christians also.
I am sorry for the length of this article but I think it is necessary. I hope we have all now seen a real view of the world we live in and the closeness of the return of Christ. John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” My friends, this is REALITY, I hope your heart is right with God. THE LORD IS COMING SOON–REALLY.
Your thoughts, opinions, and comments are welcome so leave them here in the comment section below. Ray