Prophetic Updates

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Five End Times Wars

What I have assembled below is a collection of Studies related to the five wars of the End Times that I have written about in the last several months. I am now seeing that these separate studies all tie together and I am arranging them together and seeing if I can connect the dots to reveal a greater revelation than what was seen when reading them separately. I will conclude with a year by year scenario of how the dots could connect.

I am starting this paper with a more recent study I did concerning what I see as five End Times Wars. Up until recently I have thought that there were only three End-times Wars. The first war being the Psalms 83 war that would happen before the Great Tribulation starts. This war would leave the Middle East in an explosive state, with war threatening to erupt at anytime. Thus setting the stage for the antichrist to show up and broker a seven year peace.

The second war I had seen coming would be the war of Gog and Magog. I have always said that this war could not happen before the antichrist arrives. The reason I say this is, if this war was to happen before the antichrist arrived and as the Bible says, God will intervene. The intervention of God is so powerful in this war that the Bible says the world will recognize that it was the hand of God saving Israel. If this intervention were to happen before the antichrist arrived, Israel would not need to accept a peace brokered by the antichrist. The back of their enemies would have been broken by this defeat and Israel would know that God was watching their backs.

I believe the war of Gog and Magog happens close to the middle of the seven year Great Tribulation. It makes sense to me that it would happen just before the desecration of the temple by the antichrist and the soon to follow rapture or God’s elect. I think it also makes sense that after God intervenes during this battle that the antichrist will take credit for this victory and say that he is God.

Previously, the third war I had seen coming would be the last war, the battle of Armageddon. This would be the War when Israel is again surrounded by their enemies and without God’s intervention Israel would be destroyed. But as Revelation 19: 11- 18, says, Jesus comes riding a white horse with his armies following him, as is said in Jude 14, when the saints will be coming back with Christ when he returns at his Second Coming.

Now, I will come to the point of this study. I recently finished my second book, “Unlocking the Mystery of the Book of Revelation”. This study shows how the book of Revelation came to be written out of chronological order and how it could be sorted out read in order. Many truths not previously seen have been jumping out now that I can read the book of Revelation in chronological order. One of the biggest revelations coming to me was what this study revealed concerning the destruction of Mystery Babylon. I had always seen this event happening after the rapture and during the wrath of God. Now my studies strongly show that Mystery Babylon is destroyed in the first half of the seven years Great Tribulation and before the rapture. I am now seeing the destruction of Mystery Babylon as a war, (the Second war) and later I will show what makes sense to me from scripture as to the timing of this war.

During this Study I discovered another war, (the forth war) This observation came from one of the closing chapters of my new book, “Unlocking the Mystery of the Book of Revelation” This chapter is a running commentary showing the order of key events from the book of Revelation based on reading this book in chronological order. While I was writing this chapter I noticed a key war showing itself in the sixth trumpet. I had previously connected this war with the Battle of Armageddon, but after completing my new book, I see this is a separate war. I will be going into greater detail later in this study as to why this is a separate, significant war of the Last Days.

Now I will discuss these last five wars and explain how I see them unfolding in the Last Days. As you read this you will see that three of these wars happen before the rapture. I believe that two of these wars will greatly affect the United States and if this is true. It should compel us to take whatever steps needed to equip ourselves and prepare for what is coming in the last days. I have recently realized that the reason to be prepared for the last days is not so we can survive until the rapture but to be prepared so we can share the Gospel with the lost as everything starts falling apart. We need to be prepared for a great harvest in the last days.

1. The Psalms 83 war.
I see this war as I described above happening before the Great Tribulation starts. This is a coming war that we should be watching the current events of today in the Middle East. Iran is moving fast to having nuclear bombs and I believe, Israel will have to make its move to stop them from having this capability. I believe this is the war which will fulfill Bible prophecy concerning the destruction of Damascus. I believe for this prophecy to be fulfilled, to cause Damascus never to be lived in again; will require that this city be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. I have said before and still believe that when a nuclear bomb goes off in the Middle East, it will cause a global panic that could be one of the dominoes that will cause the collapse of global economies.

What is interesting about this coming war is what involvement the two top super powers will play in this war. We see Russia currently arming the key players in the Middle East, Syria and Iran. The United States has been a key source for arming and supporting Israel. What I see happening is the United States and Russia will be sort of referees on the sidelines making sure that each super power keeps its hands off when this war breaks out. The two super powers will be at a stalemate watching to see who comes out on top as Israel and the Middle East battle it out. Below, I am including a recent study I did that shows what could be the effects to the world when the Psalms 83 War breaks out.

Is Syria the domino that will trigger a global economic collapse?

We have been seeing the possibility of a War in the Middle East since last September. On Sept.4th , 2013 the news was showing a great effort being made to gain the support from Congress for approval for attacking and punishing Syria for using chemical weapons on innocent civilians. The biggest argument I hear is, “If we do not act, we will appear weak to the world for not acting after the line in the sand has been crossed.” So far I question if the evidence presented is compelling enough to attack a sovereign nation. I have been praying and hoping that our leaders would stand down.

What I am going to share has many facets and I will say right now that I pray my conclusions are wrong. The United States has been acting as the world cop for some time now. This has been building up a great amount of resentment towards America and the day has to come when America will be reduced from being the world’s number one Super Power. I say this from a Bible Prophecy perspective; America is not going to be a major player in the coming tribulation years, according to the Bible.

Because there was not enough support to build a coalition of support to attack Syria and Iran, the United States accepted terms set up by Russia to kick the ball down the road. This stalling of what could have been the start of a war in the Middle East, has basically bought time so Russia can further arm Syria and Iran to such a level that they will feel confident in attacking Israel.

I have read many reports saying that Russia has equipped Syria and Iran with S200 and S300 cruise missiles, I have studied these missiles for some time. They travel at almost subsonic speeds, they zig zag as they approach their targets; and they cruise close to the ground so not to be detected by radar. Then add to this what I learned later about a far more dangerous missile that Russia has supplied to Syria. The P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles. These missiles are one of the most advanced missiles in the Russian arsenal and they could be fired at our ships if we make a move to attack Syria and Iran.

The second facet to all this is, I believe along with Russia supplying Syria and Iran with high tech missiles, Iran is aggressively moving toward developing and acquiring nuclear armed missiles to use against Israel. This fact convinces me that if Iran is months away from having nuclear weapons, then Israel would have to make a preemptive strike against both Syria and Iran to stop this war before it gets started and take out Iran’s ability to finish developing these nuclear weapons. I believe we could see the Psalms 83 war this year, 2014.

Another option that comes to mind, would be that when one of the many times that missiles are sent over the border into Israel, that Israel will take one of these events as an reason to do a preemptive strike against Syria and Iran. This could escalate into a major war event and Israel could be pushed back against a wall far enough that they would use what is called the “Sampson Option” the use of nuclear weapons. This last ditch tactic would be used to push their adversary back far enough that the attacking enemy would have to stand down. I believe one of these nukes will be targeted to Damascus and maybe one will target Iran’s nuclear development facilities.

Now an interesting thought that his occurred to me is. If Syria and Iran was to make the first move against our fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, could it be possible that it would be the US that would retaliate with the use of a nuclear bomb? For those who are not versed on Bible Prophecy. The Bible predicts that the day will come when Damascus will be destroyed, never to be inhabited again. Damascus is the hub of all that is happening in Syria today. Isaiah 17:1 “See, Damascus will no longer be a city, but will become a heap of ruins.” This prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. I believe the reason Damascus will no longer be a city and never rebuilt, will be because this city will be destroyed by a nuclear bomb and will be to contaminated to be lived in.

The third facet to all of this is the most frightening. If The Bible prophecy that says Damascus will be destroyed is fulfilled in the near future, the effect this could have on the world will be devastating. When a nuclear bomb goes off in the Middle East, whether it is released by Israel or the US, It will cause the world to believe that WW3 is about to start. What effect will this have? Based on my study of Bible prophecy, this will not be the timing for the Battle of Gog and Magog, nor will it be the timing for the Battle of Armageddon. What will happen, though is people around the globe will believe it is the beginning of WWIII. Christians in America will start to wonder where is the rapture? These same Christians and non-Christians alike will realize that a storm is coming and they need to stock up on food and supplies for what is soon coming. Think about what happens when a snow storm or even Hurricanes are forecast. Your grocery stores are slammed with customers and the shelves are emptied in hours. Imagine a line of customers lining up outside of Costco and Walmart stores waiting their turn to get in, hoping to find food still on the shelves. Something like this happened during the Cuban Missile crisis in the early Sixties and a bomb never went off.

I have read that only 3% of Americans are what you would call preppers, getting ready for the hard times that could lie ahead. I have also heard that the prepping industry that is packaging long term storage food and supplies can only supply up to 5% of the American population. What will happen if all of a sudden 20 to 50% of Americans realize there is a huge storm for which to prepare. I believe the system that supplies all food to America would be overwhelmed in days. This would lead to food shortages, rationing and rioting. This fear would cause people to watch where every dime was spent and restaurants would close within days. Other businesses would soon follow and go out of business. All that I am describing would lead to rioting and anarchy. Not only will the fifty million people on food stamps not be able to get food, but just average Americans will not be able to get food.

If what I am describing makes sense, then you will realize that it will not take long for all that we hold dear in America to collapse, if this event was to be timed with another crippling event like the Northwest quake God showed me last May 11th accelerate until every major city in America would be placed under curfew and Martial Law. From here I see this as a key domino to fall that will lead to other dominos falling around the world. This would be key to bringing pressure to bear on all the countries to lead the world into joining a One World Government. This will lead us into the Great Tribulation and what I call in my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return” , panic could

2. The Destruction of Mystery Babylon.

Up until now, I had thought that the destruction of Mystery Babylon would happen during the wrath of God in the second half of the seven year Great Tribulation. After reading and studying the book of Revelation in chronological order, I am convinced that this destruction will happen before the rapture. In my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return” I outline many reasons why I believe that Mystery Babylon is the United States. Some teach that Mystery Babylon is New York City, the center of finance for the world. It could go either way. If New York City was totally destroyed as Revelation 18 describes, it would lead to a total collapse of all business and commerce in America. This would fulfill what is described in Revelation 18:11, “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore.

My next point concerning this second war happening in the last days will cover who, why, and when this will take place. First we will look at the who and the why.

Who will have a part in the destruction of Mystery Babylon and why? In the context of my study, I am referring to the destruction of America as we know it. America is the only significant Super Power on earth that did not exist when the Bible was written. Thus, She was a Super Power that was a mystery to the writer of the book of Revelation. When the new global government comes to power as the solution to a global financial collapse, it is my belief that this new global, one world government, being led by the antichrist, will not want to see a recovery in America and see America attempt to rise up on Her own and challenge the leadership of this new one world government, (this is the why). If you will read Revelation 17:15-16, you will see who will be the one who will see to the destruction of America or Mystery Babylon. “Then the second angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked: they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.

I believe that the a global financial collapse and other events, such as a mega quake and possibly an attack on Americas electrical grid, will have left America in a weakened state, making America an easy target to take out, without the strength to put up a fight. I recently heard on Fox News, a guest saying that within a year of America’s grid going down that as many as 90% of all Americans will have died. This weakened state would leave us wide open for a full blown attack on our soil. Later in this study, when I share how God lead me to a thirty year old prophecy from David Wilkerson, you will see this prophecy confirms what I am saying here.

If our enemy’s attack our grid at some opportune time, this would really bring America to Her knees. What I see coming would be nothing less than an act of war against America. This attack will take America out of the world picture. There have been many recent prophecies saying that America would be attacked in the last days. One notable prophecy was given by George Washington, giving a vivid description of this invasion.

The last point I will cover on this second war of the last days will be when it will take place. One point to consider as to the when it will happen is the point that it will happen after the antichrist comes to power. If we agree that the antichrist coming to power is revealed at the first seal, and if it is agreed that in order for the antichrist to consolidate his power and he would want to see the destruction of his greatest rival, then it makes sense to me that this second war is described in the second seal. Revelation 6:3, 4 “When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

I will interject that at the time of the opening of the second seal; it says the rider of the second horse was given power to take peace from the earth. In my book, The Window of the Lord’s Return” I mention that I believe that many small wars will break out around the world. Countries like Russia consolidating its power and taking back lands that have been lost in recent years. I believe it is possible that during this time that peace is taken from the earth, this could be at the same time that Mystery Babylon is destroyed. This will then lead into the third seal which will be global famine and starvation. This would be when it would be most important for the implementation of the mark of the beast as a solution to global financial collapse and global famine. If you will read the opening of the first four seals, it seems to describe a period of global turmoil that could all happen in a short period of time. At this time the man of peace, the antichrist will consolidate his power.

As a further point of clarification, when I read the opening of the second, third and fourth seals, I see these seals connected as a series of events that are all connected. The second seal says peace is taken from the earth and that man will slay each other, this is war. The third seal describes famine, which is a byproduct of war. The third seal describes the scope of this war. This seal says that, “They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”(Revelation 6:8b) This description says this war will cover one fourth of the earth. It does not say one fourth of the earth will die. It shows me this is not a world war but limited to one fourth of the earth geographically.

It is not beyond the possibility that it will be at this time that the antichrist will institute the system of the Mark of the Beast. It could also be at this time after the opening of the first four seals that the antichrist will propose a number of peace treaties to bring about a period of peace on earth after this time of war. It could be at this time that the seven year peace is signed with Israel that would trigger the beginning of the Great Tribulation. This scenario leaves me with an interesting thought to ponder. Could it be possible that the first few seals will open BEFORE the seven year peace is signed that starts the seven years of Jacobs trouble, (The Great Tribulation)? Current events happening In the Ukraine and Russia are certainly pointing to the fact that things are lining up.

3. The Battle of Gog and Magog

I have mentioned in the first paragraphs of this study why I believe this battle will happen just before the rapture, in the middle of the seven year Great Tribulation. I will add a few more insights that I see concerning this war. The Bible supports a teaching that at some point the 10 region global government will be reduced to 7. This makes sense to me because 2 of the regions discussed in the last days’ wars have separate parts to play than the beast government of the antichrist. If I was to give my best guess as to who these three breakaway regions would be, it would include the region of Russia that is the key player of the battle of Gog and Magog. The second would Include China because it has a separate role in the last days’ wars, separate from the beast government. I am split between two choices for the third breakaway.

One of my choices for the last possible breakaway from the 10 is the region of Mystery Babylon. This region is somewhat destroyed and brought to its knees by the beast and under these circumstances it could remain separated from the rule of the beast. But I am not totally convinced of this reasoning, because the destruction of the financial heart of America could be a way of forcing America into submission to the rule of the antichrist. To me it really does not seem possible that America would escape the system of the mark of the beast in the last days.

Probably a better option for the third breakaway would be the Middle East region. This would include Israel and the Arab countries. I have a few reasons for this choice. One reason is, I don’t believe the mark of the beast will be forced on this region, when the war on the saints is happening; Israel and the Middle East are living in peace. Another reason is, if this region was forced to take the mark of the beast, it would result in God’s judging them for taking the mark and they would not go into the Millennial Reign of Christ. A third reason would be because the players of the battle of Gog and Magog include Arab nations in league with Russia acting outside of the authority of the antichrist.

Concluding my thoughts on this third war, the battle of Gog and Magog. Remember my describing how both super powers, the United States and Russia would remain on the sidelines for the Psalms 83 war. With the destruction of Mystery Babylon, (America), the United States has been taken out of the picture. This circumstance has given Russia the freedom to win the favor of the Arab nations by going into league with them to destroy Israel in this major battle. Unfortunately, Russia was not counting on the intervention of God that will ultimately take out a second global superpower.

4. The Sixth Trumpet War (The forth war)

I will write out the key verses that describe the event of the sixth trumpet. Revelation 9:13-16, “The sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.

The first thing about this war that made me realize that this was not part of the Battle of Armageddon, was when I noticed that this war was to last a year and it would result in the death of 1/3 of mankind. Realize that the Battle of Armageddon will be very short, I believe that when God unleashes his battle plan it will be over in a day. As you read this verse it says you can see it is talking about an event that will take a year, “And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very Year.” Some who read this may see this as just a point in time pointing to a specific year. Further evidence to the thought that this war will take a year is the fact that it will be an army of two hundred million soldiers. It takes time to move this many men and if this war was a nuclear war, it would not last very long and you would not need this many boots on the ground.

At the time of this war, two super powers have been destroyed. The United States and Russia have been taken out. This leaves only China and the global beast government led by the antichrist. This will empower China, possibly in league with North Korea to attack many Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. This will be the time that China will take back lands taken from them in the Second World War by Russia. This could even be the time for China to attack the weakened nation of America and collect on the mortgage it is holding on our debt. I see this war happening after the rapture but it affects many peoples and lands, as it says a third of mankind will die in this war.

5. The Battle of Armageddon

This will be the last war for 1000 years. When this war breaks out, there will only be two major super powers left standing, the global government of the beast and the Asian coalition with China. At this time these last two world powers will make their move to secure the Middle East and take out Israel. Again the enemies of Israel don’t realize that God will not allow harm to come to the apple of his eye. At this time Jesus will be seen coming back on his white horse and Gods enemies will be destroyed in quick order. I believe at this time all who have taken the mark of the beast will be seen as an enemy of God and unredeemable. It will be a sad day when those who were deceived by the antichrist into taking the mark of the beast will call out to God for Mercy and as Jesus told the five foolish virgins, “I don’t even know you.” The beast and the false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire, and satan will be bound for a thousand years. We won’t win all the battles, but we will win the war.

Blood Moon Revelations by John Shorey 4-21-2014

As I have been watching Jonathan Cahn this week, I am seeing some connecting of the dots coming together. It seems that Jonathan Cahn is saying that he believes that next year’s blood moons will happen in a Shemittah year and this could be a harbinger for an economic collapse in America. It was also interesting to hear him make another connection to a possible exodus of Jews from America. I had recently made this same connection.

What is interesting about what Johnathan Cahn is saying here is it corresponds with my feeling that a collapse of the stock market will happen possibly this year, before an economic collapse that could follow months to a year later in 2015. I believe what Johnathan Cahn is saying about an economic collapse following the 2015 Blood Moons could very well happen in 2015. Yet at the same time I see a possible crash of the stock market possibly happening this year, 2014. That would be one of the dominoes leading to a full crash following in 2015.

I have shared my dream about the Northwest quake many times. Now, as I look at all this coming together, I believe the Northwest quake could come this year. An earthquake of this magnitude, with America having a fragile economy could be a factor in the collapse of the stock market. When the Lord answered my prayer and gave me a confirmation of this quake from Psalms 18:6,7, the ending of verse 7, caught my attention as very interesting. “The earth trembled and quaked. and the foundations of the mountains shook: they trembled because He was angry.

Recently the ending of this verse has caused me to wonder. Is God angry with the USA for trying to force Israel to trade land for peace? (These peace talks will come to an end in two weeks, April 30th was saying the other day. That God is angry because of the defiance of our country in rebuilding the World Trade Center? 2014) Or is God angry because of what Johnathan Cahn

Now, I want to share what happened last night after watching the Blood Moons. Yesterday I was on the phone talking with my friend in the Adirondacks. When we were about to say good bye. God gave him a word for me. Russell told me that the Lord wants me to go off tonight and find a place to pray away from my home, Russell told me that God wants to reveal more truths to me after midnight. I am not one to want to miss what God wants to show me, so I figured I will find my place of prayer and see what happens.

I went out to the back field where we do our target practicing. I pulled up a chair and soon realized it was too cold on the desert evening for just my sweat shirt, so I went back to the house to get a warm jacket. While I was waiting for the Blood Moons to happen I had a time of prayer with my wife. When she went off to the house, I stayed longer to have a private time of prayer with God. I prayed; I watched the lunar eclipse come together, and I just stared off into the heavens imagining how the creator of the universe cares for and loves each one of us. It was about 12:30PM, and I figured that nothing special was happening, so I decided to head for the house.

When I went inside, I took off my jacket and was about to hang it up in the closet when I noticed there was a paperback book in the inside pocket of this jacket. (I had not used this jacket in a year) I pulled out the book to see what the title was and I was surprised to see it was a prophetic book by David Wilkerson called, “Set the Trumpet to thy Mouth,” Printed in 1985. As I fanned open this book I noticed that there was one dog-eared page in the whole book, marking page 14.

When I read the subtitle on this page, it really caught my attention. It was called, Warning Signs. When I read the page and a half that went with this subtitle, it blew my mind. This page starts talking about two holocausts,(describing destructions) a smaller one and a larger one. The first holocaust describes the destruction of the oil fields in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait which did happen during the first Gulf war in the early 90’s. The second coming holocaust is describing a coming economic collapse , famine and the destruction of America. This destruction being followed by a future invasion of America. The last sentence from David Wilkerson’s book states, “The great holocaust follows an economic collapse in America. The enemy will make its move when we are weak and helpless.” When I read this, it sounded like the destruction comes after the economic collapse, and after America is made weak, then the invasion will come. The destruction can come from a combination of natural disasters, terrorist attacks on our cities or an attack on our electric grid.

I believe God is showing us that we are now entering the time for the fulfillment of what David Wilkerson was shown 30 years ago and also what was revealed to the prophets over 2 thousand years ago. The portion about the invasion of America ties into what I see as part of the five end time wars.

After further thought, I now see how this prophecy from David Wilkerson ties into the coming Blood Moon events. (Was it just a coincidence that God showed me this thirty year old prophecy on the night of the Blood Moons?) The Blood moon events from the past have always been one of two types of events, either an event where Israel is spared from annihilation in war like the example of the six day war in 1967 that followed a Blood Moon event, or an Exodus from harm as was the blood Moon events of 1492 and 1949. Both of these Blood Moon events were followed by the Jews going to a place of safety from impending harm. I see much evidence that makes me believe that the event that will follow the second year of Blood Moons in 2015 will be the Jews leaving America after a financial collapse, and going to Israel as a place of safety for the coming years.

David Wilkerson is predicting a coming economic collapse that will be followed by the destruction and invasion of America by our enemies. I believe Revelation 18:4 is a prophecy about the Jews, Gods people being warned to leave America before the destruction and a coming invasion that will make America an unsafe place for them to stay. The following verses are talking about the destruction of Mystery Babylon which I believe is America.

Revelation 18:4 “Come out of her my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so you will not receive any of her plagues:”

I have written the portion from David Wilkerson’s book below, so you can read it for yourself and see what you think.

Warning Signs By David Wilkerson 1985

Warning Signs By David Wilkerson 1985

Before the great holocaust there will be smaller holocausts---the oil fields of the Middle East will be ablaze, and the smoke will rise night and day as a warning of the greater holocaust yet to come. There will be bombs falling on oil fields, on shipping docks and storage tanks. There will be panic among all oil producers, and shippers, and upon all nations dependent on that oil.

Soon, very soon, an economic nightmare will explode into reality. What frightful news it will be! “O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy coveteousness, (Jeremiah 51:13)” America is about to face a time of mass hysteria, as banks close and financial institutions crumble and our economy spins totally out of control. Gold and silver will also lose their value. “they shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in a day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is a stumbling block of their iniquity, (Ezekiel 7:19)” The chaos that is coming cannot be stopped by our government. Ezekiel warned, “The hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them. (Ezekiel7:27)” These prophecies once again reveal God’s judgmental decrees to wicked nations.

Scoff if you choose, but the underlying fears about a collapse will soon become a tragic reality. Numerous cracks will appear in our fragile prosperity, and soon even the most pessimistic will know in their hearts that a total collapse is certain. Senators and congressmen will sit in stunned silence as they realize no one can stop the tailspin into chaos. Business, political, and economic leaders will be terrorized by its sudden-ness and its far-reaching effects. “Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it. (Ezekiel 14:13)” The great holocaust follows an economic collapse in America. The enemy will make its move when we are weak and helpless.

In Conclusion

Now that I have laid out several studies that relate to the five End Times Wars, I will share my connecting of the dots. It reminds me of a TV game show called Wheel of Fortune. The way this game is played is, your contestants take turns trying to uncover the clues to a sentence or phrase. Once a certain number of letters are turned over, the meaning of the sentence starts to come into focus. When it is a player’s turn, this player can guess what is being said. The one who gets it right first is the winner. We are now seeing many clues to the End Times being revealed. Some of these clues could be one year or the next. The point is we will never know the day or the hour of the Lord’s return, but we are beginning to see the mystery revealed and soon we will have some important answers. Also realize that what I am laying out below is hard to lay out precisely because many events will be happening simultaneously. So even though this may not be totally accurate, we are beginning to see things coming into focus.

2014

Great natural disasters, such as the Northwest quake, coupled with the Psalms 83 War, (The First End Time War) will trigger panic buying of food and panic selling on Wall Street, leading to a collapse of the stock market in the fall of 2014.

2015

A Shemittah year, possible the year of an economic collapse in America, this would lead to an economic collapse rippling around the globe. The breakdown of all that we have known will trigger worldwide panic, paving the way for a global solution and the beginning of the Great Tribulation. The Jews move forward with the rebuilding of the temple.

2016

The Blood Moon event: following the completion of the four Blood Moons ending In 2015 could be the exodus of the Jews from America after America suffers an economic collapse in 2015. Following the exodus of Jews from America will be the destruction of Mystery Babylon. (The Second End Time War) Other wars of the second seal will follow now that America is taken out of the way

2017

The rule of the antichrist continues and the seals continue to open. This is the Year of the Jewish Jubilee. Fifty years before was the six day war, (1967) it looked like the end of Israel, but instead it was a great victory for Israel. This time the battle of Gog and Magog is lining up, (The third End Time War) and again it looks like the end for Israel, but God intervenes and gives Israel a great victory.

2018

The antichrist continues his war on the saints. He moves to Jerusalem and takes over the temple and declares that he is God and the savior of mankind. A global event happens and the sun goes dark and the moon does not give its light. And at that time we will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds to gather his saints.

The Last Three and a half Years

The Wrath of God begins with the seven trumpets of God’s wrath. The sixth trumpet war breaks out, (The Forth End Time War). Now that the Russian army was destroyed in the battle of Gog and Magog, there is no super power big enough to stop the army from the east, (China). This war lasts a year and one third of mankind will die.

After a total of three and a half years of God’s Wrath, Jesus Is seen coming back riding a white horse with his saints following on white horses, coming back for the battle of Armageddon and the putting down of all that is evil. (The Fifth End Time War).

In closing, America’s finest hour will be when the Sleeping Giant, (The Church) wakes up. In the face of great adversity, the Saints of God need to be ready to reach out to the lost and dying that are surrounding them. If we see what is coming, we can prepare. I don’t mean prepare to hunker down and wait for the Lord’s Return. NO, we need to be ready to share a meal with hungry friends and neighbors so we can share the Love of God (The Gospel), and warn people not to give into the coming system of the antichrist. If you do your part in this great coming revival, then when you see the Lord, you will hear him say, “Well done thy good and faithful servant.

 

May 11th Dream of a coming Northwest Earthquake

Dear Friends,

I had a dream on May 11th 2013; this dream has caused me much concern, my wanting to know if this is a revelation from God. God has called me into the prophetic and as a watchman on the wall. I have seen God confirming his call on my life with many signs and wonders. God called me to write a book on His soon return, but I have witnessed an incredible lack of interest in Christ’s coming. Many pastors will no longer preach on this subject.

I labored several days over whether I should send this message to my Facebook friends and the contacts from the sale of my book. I have decided that God has not given me light to hide it under a bushel. Some of my friends will pass this off lightly, some will defriend me. I am willing to accept any criticism from man, in my efforts to be obedient to God. Below I will explain and share this dream.

It is now Tuesday evening May 14th. On Saturday, May 11th I woke up from just having a dream that was not like my normal dreams, I could remember every detail and conversation concerning this dream.

In this dream, I was with people I knew from the Northwest Seattle area. It was about an earthquake that was about to hit the Northwest. It had not yet happened, but we were discussing it as if it had already happened. In the dream we knew this quake was of the same magnitude as the earthquake that hit Alaska in 1964 which is said to have been a magnitude 9.2. Like I said, we were discussing it as if it had happened but it had not yet happened. It was like I was warning the people I knew, but they would not take it seriously. However, they seemed to know it was going to happen.

I feel it will happen soon, because in the dream we were talking as if we knew it were about to happen. I am also praying that if it has to happen that it will happen on a weekend when office buildings are not occupied.

I prayed for three days that God would let me know if this dream was really going to happen, I even asked if God would give this dream to me a second time, but this did not happen. This morning as I was praying, I continued to ask for God to confirm if this dream were from him. I then went to my office to read my Bible. As I was reading my Bible, I just happened to be reading from the book of Psalms and this verse jumped out at me.

Psalms 18:6-7"In my distress I called to the Lord: I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
      The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry."

This verse from Psalms was the answer to my prayers. Yes this dream was from God

It has dawned on me that this dream has a very interesting parallel to Christ’s return. My Christian friends and the church in general know that Jesus is coming soon; they talk about His coming as if it was coming very soon, but they are not taking it seriously. They are not preparing for this event.

Follow up to my May 11th dream.

The week following my dream I made the decision to send this message down to my Facebook friends. Many of my friends sent me positive comments, and one of my friends sent me a link to a prophecy given by Pastor Jonathan Hanson.

On December 1995, Rev. Jonathan Hanson gave a prophecy regarding many predictions of what would happen to America in the coming years. Most have come to pass with great accuracy. (Goggle, “Jonathan Hanson Prophecies” and check it out.) One item that is yet to happen was a predicted powerful Northwest earthquake. The detail of this earthquake leaves no doubt that this event has not been fulfilled to date. Rev Hanson prophesied that Mt. Rainier would erupt, and the earthquake happening with this event would collapse the 520 floating bridge that crosses Lake Washington.

When Rev. Jonathan Hanson was interviewed by Sid Roth on “Its Supernatural” Rev. Hanson said that following the Northwest earthquake, both the stock market would collapse and civil unrest would follow.

Now, I realize that many would say that to link a prophecy that goes back many years to my dream is a real stretch. I would also agree if it was not for what happened the following day.

For those of you who have visited my website, www.tribulationtruth.com . If you have read some of the testimonies, you may have read the testimony about a Pastor, Joseph Essilfie, from Atlanta Georgia, who shared his dream with me last August.

In his dream, God was showing him the same window of the Lord’s return as my book. Then three days after his dream while praying for answers, He asked the Lord, “What am I do with this dream?” The Lord told him to turn on the TV to the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The minute he found this channel, Paul Crouch was introducing my book with the title showing Pastor Joseph the theme of his dream was in the title of my book.

A few Days ago, Pastor Joseph called to tell me that God has been sharing things with him that are really troubling. He went on to tell me that the Lord told him that it is the time of the “Distress of Nations”. Then the Lord told him that in the next few weeks there would be a rumbling of a volcano in the Northwest. This rumbling would be followed by a major eruption of a volcano, along with a major earthquake in the Northwest.

What you have to realize is that Pastor Joseph did not know about my dream, I had to jump in and tell him what the Lord had shown me in a dream. What the Lord shared with Pastor Joseph was another confirmation for my dream and confirming to the both of us that things are about to happen.

I really don’t know the timing of my dream, and Pastor Joseph does not know how long from the rumbling of the first volcano to the full blown eruption and the earthquake of the second volcano. All I know is, in my dream it seemed like this event was to happen soon. I believe God wants to get the attention of the church. I believe that too many Christians are not living like a bride that is waiting with great anticipation for the groom to show up to take us to the marriage and to our new home that has been prepared for us.

I pray we will wake up soon so that God does not have to shake us to hard to get our attention. The Bible says Jesus is coming for a pure bride without spot or wrinkle!

A Watchman on the wall
John Shorey
Check out my prophetic updates at www.tribulationtruth.com

 

Is “The day of the Lord” the Rapture?

When I heard Hal Lindsey try to explain away 2Thess. 2:1-3, saying that the Day of the Lord is not the Rapture, but a 1,000 year period starting with the Great Tribulation, I knew I had to challenge this thinking. If you read 2Thess.2:1-3, it says the Christians in the church were concerned that the Day of the Lord had already occurred. How can this mean1,000 years: they were concerned they had missed the rapture, a one day event, not fearing they had missed a 1,000 year event. This verse also says that the gathering or rapture cannot happen until a falling way occurs and the antichrist is revealed. This compels the pre-Trib teachers to disarm this verse. Read 1Thess.5:1-2: “Now brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” This is not talking about a 1,000 year period; (How can 1,000 years sneak up on you?) This is talking about the Rapture with the wrath of God to follow.

I have discovered in my study that the Day of the Lord is actually the Rapture followed by the wrath of God. Read Joel 2:31: “The Sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Notice that this verse goes along with the opening of the 6th seal where the sun goes dark. Also notice it is described as the great and dreadful day of the Lord. It is great day because the rapture is about to take place and it is a dreadful day for the wrath of God is about to be poured out. Rev.8:1 is the opening of the seventh seal and when it is opened there is silence in heaven for 30 minutes. “When he opened the seventh the seal, there was silence in heaven for half an hour.” I believe this silence will start the moment the saints are led to the throne of God by Jesus who just met us in the clouds. When we arrive at the throne we will be in such awe to be in the presence of Almighty God that we will be speechless. All the angels and heavenly beings will also be speechless as they witness the unfolding of God’s redemption. This silence will go on until our heavenly father breaks the silence and welcomes the bride of his son to our new heavenly home. If you read further in Rev.8:2 it says “And I saw the seven angels who stand before God and to them were given the seven trumpets” These trumpets are the seven trumpets of God’s wrath. When you read Joel 2:31 you will see what I mean. It is a great day for the saints who are raptured and it is a dreadful day for the unrepentant that are left behind to face the wrath of God.

Some are trying to say that the seven trumpets is not the wrath of God. I believe the rapture happens after the sixth seal when the sun goes dark and the moon does not give off its light. If you read further down in chapter six, you will see it is talking about the wrath of God that is about to be released. Rev.6:16, 17 “They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” Notice this is the wrath of the one who sits on the throne and the wrath of the Lamb. Almighty God sits on the throne, and there is no mistaking that this is the wrath of God that is about to take place after the sixth seal.

 

Why I see a 7 year period called the Great Tribulation.

I have been challenged on this point a few times. I have been told that a 7 year Great Tribulation is not scriptural. They tell me it is only 3.5 years. I am going to share my reasoning for seeing a 7 year Great Tribulation. First, we all accept that Daniel saw a period of history called “Daniel’s 70 weeks”. It is also accepted that historically 69 weeks of years has been fulfilled. This leaves one week of years left and this one week of years is a period of 7 years.

In Daniel 12:1 it says: “There will be a time of distress such as has not happened since the beginning of nations until then.” I contend that this period of distress is the 7 year Great Tribulation. When this time of distress starts, it is my belief that this is the start of the Great Tribulation. Now read on in this same verse: “But at this time your people – everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life.” What the second portion of this verse is saying is that during this time of great distress, God’s people will be delivered. This is the rapture. The next question is “Can it be established when this deliverance or rapture will take place?” In Daniel 12:6 the question is asked: “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” What are the astonishing things being referred to? If you look back, you see this would be the period of great distress and the deliverance of the saints; the rapture. If you look at Daniel 12:7 you will see the answer: “and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, It will be for time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” This is describing a 3.5 year period of time. If you read Rev. 13:5,7 you will see this same 3.5 year period of War on the Saints and the saints being defeated. Rev.13:5,7: “The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.” (Many teachers on the end times have misinterpreted these verses to say the antichrist will only rule for 3.5 years. This is wrong; this reference concerns the war on the saints) Go back to Daniel 7:21,22 to read about this same battle (the War on the Saints). This verse says that it lasted until “the Ancient of Days pronounced judgment in favor of the saints and then goes on to say that the saints possessed the kingdom. The kingdom is in heaven and if we are to possess it, we will have to arrive there, and the method of our arrival will be the rapture. Again in Daniel 7:25 it says that this time of War on the Saints will last for 3.5 years.

I believe I have fully established the first 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation will lead up to the deliverance of the saints at the rapture. When you study scripture you see that the antichrist establishes a 7 year peace with the Jews and it is broken in the middle which supports a 7 year period that is broken into two 3.5 year periods. I see the first 3.5 years as the wrath of the antichrist period and the second 3.5 years as the wrath of God period. In the Daniel study in chapter 10 of my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return”, you will see that God shares how long it will be from the time that the antichrist breaks his peace with the nation of Israel until the end of the Great Tribulation. The answer to this question establishes that the second period of time is also 3.5 years.

To make an issue of whether the Great Tribulation is seven years or 3.5 years is really majoring on a minor issue in my opinion.

 

Correction to book, “Story from Africa”

In my last printing, I shared a story I was told by a pastor friend. In this story it was related to me that in Africa a tribe that had two churches was taught two versions regarding the last days. One was taught that they would be taken to heaven before hard times and the other church was taught that they would go through hard times and some may even die before the Lord returns. They were told that God’s grace would abound and they would be able to handle what ever happened. When a group of rebels came through their village killing many, the group that was taught they would be gone before hard times was devastated. Many from this church lost their faith. The other church grew stronger in their faith.

I have since been able to check out the source of this story and I learned it had been changed in the telling. What I learned was this story did not take place in Africa, but it was in Europe just before the Second World War. The Christian church in Europe was strong at this time. During the time leading up to World War II the European church was taught that the Lord was coming soon and they would see the rapture of the church before Great Tribulation. Many believed that Hitler was the antichrist. When the war and great persecution came and no way of escape arrived, millions of Jews and Christians were killed. The church had false expectations of the coming rapture and when it didn’t happen in the manner they believe it would, it devastated the church. The sad truth is the church in Europe never fully recovered from this error in teaching.

It saddens me to see that Satan is about to use the same game plan on the church in America, when the coming economic collapse occurs and a one world government is formed. The church in America will be seeing great tribulation before the Great Tribulation even starts and I believe this will lead to the great falling way that Paul spoke about that would happen before the gathering unto Him as written in 2Thess 2:1-3. I believe 2Peter shows that the church will be surprised to find that the rapture does not come as soon as we expect. 2Peter 3:3-4a: “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this coming he promised?” It is easier to face times of trouble if you know it is coming and you know that God will give you the grace to be able to handle whatever comes our way. Remember eleven of the twelve disciples were martyred for their faith but they stayed true to the end.

Let me close with this reminder: I in no way believe that God’s elect will be on the earth during the outpouring of God’s wrath. The first half of the 7 year tribulation period will be the wrath of the antichrist or as it is referred to in the Bible as the War on the Saints.

These verses (Daniel 7: 25 and 7:21-22, Rev. 13: 5-7) , show 3.5 years of Great Tribulation for the saints and then God’s deliverance: the Rapture.

 

What could trigger the beginning of the Great tribulation?

I show in Chapter 10 of my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return” that a global economic collapse will probably be the event that will cause the nations of the world to give up their independence and join a one world government. The trigger event that sets the global economic collapse in motion could come in many different forms.

It could be a natural disaster of the greatest magnitude. Imagine an earthquake hitting the west coast equal to what hit Japan in 2011; it could bankrupt several states and cause a panic on Wall Street that could drag our whole country down.

When America was hit by terrorists on 9/11, it was a time when our economy was strong and we recovered; if we were to get hit today with another 9/11 event or larger, I don’t believe with the condition of our economy today that we would recover. If a smaller country in Europe has an economic collapse, this event could trigger panic that could take down all of Europe and ripple to America.

One possible trigger event that came to me recently, is the effect of a national or regional electrical grid collapse. We just experienced an electrical power outage that took out the power to several towns in the area I live in Arizona. It only lasted a few hours, but it happened during critical hours of the day. I was going to the grocery store and it was closed. I was allowed in for other business purposes and I noticed that everyone was scrambling to protect the produce and everything in the coolers. Realize if this outage would have lasted for 24 hours, most of the fresh produce, meats and all the frozen foods would have been ruined.

I was also on my way to the bank and it was closed. I needed to go to the Post Office and it was closed. If a large region of the United States was to see its electrical grid collapse, it would not take long for the effects to ripple across the land. The stores would be closed immediately and if the power was not restored they would not be reopened. What food they had on their shelves would go to the owners and other employees. Banks would be closed and even cash machines would not work to allow you to take out needed cash. Stores and most other businesses cannot do business transactions without power, and massive layoffs would happen in short order.

America has enemies today that are working hard to create the capability to strike America with an EMP bomb, (Electrical Magnetic Pulse) this type of bomb would be nuclear in nature that would be set off high over America. It would not kill many people unless you’re flying and it hits the electronics of your airplane. This type of weapon could shut down the electrical grid to a very large region in America. The damage would not only be to the electric grid but it could fry the electronics of automobiles and any appliances and electrical equipment that runs the businesses of this country. Scientists are saying we could see the same result from a solar storm. We are currently at the peak of the 12 year cycles that could cause this type of event.

In 1965 a critical electrical substation on the East Coast blew up and this one substation going down took down the electrical grid of the whole East Coast. What most people do not realize is that our whole electrical grid is made up of hundreds of substations that control the flow of electricity across our country. Each of these substations has large electrical transformers that work to distribute power. These large transformers are custom built to the specific load of that substation and the electrical companies do not have inventories to replace these transformers in the event that this was to happen. My brother in law is one of the top electrical engineers for General Electric. He works in the area of electrical power production. I asked him recently how long it would take to replace a large number of these substation transformers if this event were to happen. He admitted that they do not have replacement stock available and it could take a year or longer to rebuild these critical components. This single event would not happen slowly with a warning to get ready, it would happen without warning and we would be thrown into the dark immediately.

These are just some of the options that could trigger a global economic collapse. There are other events lining up right now that could trigger this collapse in less than 30 days. Please do not label me as a fearmongerer. I believe God wants his saints to be aware of Christ’s imminent return and God has given me a trumpet to blow to wake up the church to what is soon coming. The timing of a global collapse that will propel the world into the Great Tribulation is in the timing of God and not the timing of man.

Right now there are three countries with their finger on the trigger of a nuclear bomb. The leader of North Korea is crazy enough to pull this trigger; Iran is racing as fast as they can to have this ability to hit Israel with a nuclear bomb. Israel when backed up against a wall will use a nuke to show their enemies that they will protect themselves with nukes if necessary. The Bible says that Damascus will be burned by fire, never to be lived in again. Right now it is Syria that is trying to push Israel up against a wall. Imagine what will happen when any one of these three countries pulls the trigger on a nuclear bomb. Most people will fear that World War Three was about to break out. With these thoughts going through peoples minds, what will happen to food and other resources? It will be like a warning that a great snow storm is about to hit, where you see the masses buying up everything in sight to hold them over for 3 or 4 days. Imagine the masses wanting to buy enough food and resources for their families for an indefinite period of time. It will be impossible at that time to get ready for what lies ahead.

 

Clues to identify the coming antichrist.

When I was getting ready to write my chapter on the coming antichrist, I started gathering my thoughts on what I should write and almost decided to not even write this chapter. I felt at the time that I had nothing new to say. Then within two weeks God started showing me insights in His word that I had previously missed. Since my book was originally printed I have received a rush of new insights that I feel we should look at and consider. What is interesting about these insights is that they are all pointing in the same direction. Out of respect for the office of our world leaders I will not be using any names so as to protect the innocent or the guilty.

When you read my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return”, you will read where God showed me that to qualify for the antichrist you have to be one of the 10 heads of state that will make up the new one world government. The world will be divided into 10 regions with 10 heads of state.

Chapter 8 in my book is about the coming antichrist and has many insights you need to study. I will primarily be covering new insights that are not covered in my book, with the following exception, my first insight comes from my book from Daniel 8.

1. Read Daniel 8:23 and 24: “A stern faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior.” If you will study these verses you will see many clues to the coming antichrist. “A master of intrigue,” points to a leader that will have an air of mystery about him. This could mean that much of his background and history are unknown. “He will cause deceit to prosper” points to a leader who commonly deceives those he rules over. This is a nice way of saying that he will be a skilled liar.

2. Another clue comes from Daniel 11:37; this is another case where many have not seen what I believe is the true meaning of this text. "He will show no regard for the god of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god but will exalt himself above them all." This scripture is talking about three different clues:

  1. He will show no regard for the god of his fathers.
  2. He will show no regard for the one desired by women.
  3. He will not regard any god but will exalt himself above all gods.

The first clue above has been taken by some prophetic teachers to mean that the antichrist will have Jewish blood in his genealogy and will therefore have no regard for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I heard the current leader of our country has Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side. I tried to research this and came up blank. I asked a friend who is very good at this type of research and he came back to me saying that much of his mother’s and his history has been scrubbed clean. This does not surprise me as the Bible says the antichrist will be a person of intrigue or mystery. If we can’t even prove if he is an American citizen, it does not bother me that we can’t prove his genealogy.

The focus of my second clue is in the second part of the scripture above. "He will show no regard for the one desired by women" In the King James version it says "Neither shall he regard the desire of women" It has bothered me that many have said this means he will have no desire for woman and will be a homosexual. This is not what this verse is saying. It says "He will show no regard for the one desired by women" So the question is, who is “the one desired by women." I was talking to a friend about this and as we chatted about who was the one, it dawned on us that God has given woman a desire from the beginning of creation, this desire has been recently perverted, but this God-given desire of women is to have babies and raise a family. When you realize that the one desired by woman is babies, then when you read this verse about the antichrist, it is saying "He will show no regard for babies desired by women". Now what world leader comes to mind that has no regard for babies? I am thinking of a leader who is making abortion on demand available for all teenagers, a leader who is forcing even Christian businesses to make abortion available to all employees. This leader has said he would not want his daughters to be cursed with pregnancy. I don’t want to mention any names, but when I look at this clue and the others I will list below, my suspicions as to who the man of sin is have run up to at least 90%.

3. I have developed a friendship from Uganda, a young pastor with a nice young family. He expressed to me that he and other Christians in Uganda are upset that the leader of our country is promoting homosexuality. He then went on the say that the leaders of his country will not stand up in opposition to this agenda that his people find so offensive because his country is getting food and financial aid from America and they cannot afford to rock the boat and lose this aid. It then dawned on me that this well known world leader is using financial and food assistance to blackmail countries into going along with his agenda. It further dawned on me that this leader is using the same tactics to get senators and congressmen to go along with his agenda by promising pork barrel projects to certain states that go along with him and threatening those states with financial cutbacks if they oppose his agenda. It finally dawned on me that this is the system of the antichrist. If you do not buy into his system you can not buy or sell. You will not be able to buy food for your family.

4. Recently a prominent world leader visited Israel. It was his first visit to Israel and Jerusalem. It is interesting that this visit took place on the week of the Jews most Holy day, Palm Sunday, the same holy day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. His arrival was in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. What we need to realize is when the antichrist arrives he also will point to instances were he fulfilled Bible prophecy. What was also interesting about this visit is how obvious it is that this world leader wants to be seen as the one who is pushing for a peace between Israel and the Middle East. We already know who will succeed in delivering a seven year peace in the Middle East don’t we? Yes: the antichrist. Mmmmm… do we have a match?

5. Some are saying the antichrist has to come from Europe. Where is this in scripture? If he is to come from the Roman Empire. Remember the Roman Empire was the super power of its day. What country today is the world super power?

6. Another clue says the antichrist is referred to as the Assyrian. I recently learned that at one time the Assyrian Empire extended to Kenya.

7. It is an interesting to note that the leader, who is from one of the 10 regions of the world that will make up the new one world government, must be hated and feared enough for someone to want to assassinate him, thus helping to fulfill prophecy that he would be fatally wounded and come back to life.

8. In closing, there has been a lot of talk about the last pope predicted in the 12th century and his part to play when the antichrist comes on the scene. If my suspicions are correct, we could be watching the last elected president of the United States.

Insights from the presidential election

I am not a prophet but God has given me insights from His Word. About three weeks before the presidential election of 2012, I was talking to a close friend from Montana about the election and we were discussing how the polls and current momentum was pointing to Romney winning the election. I had heard a conservative talk show host saying that the Gallup Poll numbers have reversed giving Romney the lead of 51 % to Obama’s 45% He went on to say that no candidate for President in recent years has ever lost with this strong a poll number at this stage of the race. He went on to suggest that for Obama to win it would almost take stealing the election.

As I was talking to my friend that night, Chuck asked me, “If Romney wins this election can the time line of your book still be right?” I told Chuck that no matter the outcome of this election, we are still facing two imminent events that will thrust the US and the world into the seven last years before Christ’s Return.

1. The economies of the world are hanging over a cliff and Romney will not be able to stop this from happening. In fact, he could help speed up the coming collapse. It is already being said that banks will start lending more money if Romney wins. If a recovery starts and the velocity of money increases, it will force interest rates to go up and this increase in borrowing cost will hurt everyone and increase the payments on our national debt to a level that can not be serviced.

2. The hot bed in Israel is not going to go away. I have been saying that an all out war cannot breakout until after the antichrist arrives and he will arrive in time to stop it by establishing a seven year peace between Israel and the Middle East. Now it is being said that Israel will not attack Iran until Romney gets elected and Iran is said to have made gestures of talks to stall for time. Iran needs to have a nuclear capability before they take on Israel.

This being said, I told my friend Chuck there are four reasons why I don’t believe Romney can win this election.

1. If Romney wins, he will be the President when events in Israel explode. When the last wars that the Bible has predicted take place, Israel has to be standing alone. Only Obama fits the bill as a President that will pull back his support for Israel. If Romney wins this election and he was to intervene, this could start World War III, as Russia has warned us that America better not attack Iran

2. If Romney wins this election, he will be president when the economies of the world collapse and he is too patriotic to sell the United States out to a One World Government. We know that Obama will sell us out in a heartbeat. I believe the evidence is there that Obama is in favor of a one world government.

3. If Romney wins this election, a coming economic collapse will lead to food shortages and food rationing. Since Romney is a Mormon he would never allow the enforcing of laws that would make it a crime to have stored food. We know that Obama would not have a problem with this at all, as he believes in taking from the haves and giving to the have not’s.

4. If Romney wins this election, the church will breathe a sigh of relief believing that happier days are on the way and the church will stay in its slumber. Then when things collapse without warning there will not be time left for the church to get ready.

It is interesting that the figures for campaign contributions for September came out saying that Obama had 180 plus million dollars given to his campaign compared to Romney’s 70 plus million dollars. If an election could ever be set up for being bought, this could be the one.

As we approached the election I wondered about its outcome. I was considering putting my analysis on why Romney could not win this election in my book. I was talking to my Publisher about adding these thoughts to my book and he said “you can do what you want but let’s talk about it this afternoon, because I don’t want you to put things in your book that will date it and cause it to become irrelevant”.

As I was waiting for the publisher to call me back, I was questioning God, asking if my book would become irrelevant. I thought I should spend some time in prayer and reading the Bible. After some time in prayer, I was getting ready to read my Bible and I said: “Lord, I sure wish I knew what was going on. I know you called me to write this book. Will my book become irrelevant?”. Then I said to the Lord: “It would sure be nice if you could speak to me with a special word. It would be nice if I could just open my Bible and you would show me a special verse that would tell me what is going on.”, however I then said: “Lord I know that it is not right for me to ask for that kind of favor, so I won’t ask”. When I opened my Bible it opened to Ezekiel 30. I read the first 3 verses and it was seemed the Lord had a Word for me anyway. Below are the first three verses I read from Ezekiel 30: 1-3.

“The Word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, prophesy and say; this is what the Sovereign Lord says; Wail and say, “Alas for that day! for the day is near, the day of the Lord is near-- A day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations."

When I read this, it was as if God appeared in my office and answered my prayer. Telling me that the day of the Lord is near and my book would not become irrelevant. This was three days before the election and I knew that no matter the outcome of the election, God’s outcome and the timing of his coming will not be changed.

 

The danger in teaching a post-Trib or last trumpet rapture.

I have been watching some round table talks recently with speakers covering pre-, mid- and the post-tribulation positions for the rapture. As I listen to these different speakers defending their different views, I have to admit that they all sound convincing. No matter how convincing they all are, I still know that only one view is correct. I know the timing of the rapture has no bearing on our salvation but it is important that we get it right. What I am going to explain in this section of my prophetic updates is why it will be harmful to the body of Christ for us to hold to a view on the timing of the rapture that is in error.

The thrust of this update is not toward the error of the pre-Trib view, as I cover this topic in my book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return”, quite thoroughly. I will remind you that I believe the warning Paul gave in 2Thess. 2:1-3 when he warned that before the gathering unto Him, (the rapture), there would be a great falling away. I believe this falling away will happen when the global economies collapse and the rapture does not occur as those Christians who hold to a pre-Tribulation view believe.

I show from Scripture in chapter 8 of my book that the antichrist cannot arrive until the 10 head one world government arrives. When this truth sinks in, you realize that the United States will go through trying times after an economic collapse (maybe 3 to 12 months) before we are willing to cancel our Constitution and join this one world government. Picture an economic collapse where our dollars lose most or all value. Imagine all credit cards being switched off like a light switch. Imagine the collapse of our food distribution system and other infrastructure. This would lead to food riots, martial law, food rationing, and famine in this country and around the world. This event has to happen before the Great Tribulation even starts. If you believe as I do that we will go through 3 ½ years once the Great Tribulation starts. Realize that once the antichrist arrives on the scene his system will force everyone to take the mark of the beast or you will not be able to buy food. Imagine 3 ½ years without being able to go to the store and buy food. The Bible says there will be great deception in the last days. Many Christians do not read their Bibles and it would be easy for many to think that God would not want their families to starve, and many will buy into the system of the antichrist.

This brings me to the thrust of this paper. I want to show why the post-Trib. view or even the Last Trumpet teaching for the rapture will cause great harm to the body of Christ. If it was just a matter of letting those who want to believe that they will go through much of the wrath of God or even just half of the wrath of God during the end times, it would be fine. Those who believe this at least know they will have a rough road ahead. It is not this simple though. Realize 80% or more of Christians in America believe the rapture is a pre-Tribulation event. As a teacher of a mid-Tribulation rapture it is my goal and my burden to warn this high number of believers that they will not be prepared to go through what lies ahead.

In my teachings I show that even though we will go through 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation, we will not go through any of the wrath of God. I show why the seals are not the wrath of God and we are raptured at the end of the sixth seal. I show that God has a purpose for our being on earth during this time: so we can be used to win the lost and stop our friends, family and neighbors from taking the mark of the beast. I believe that once people have made their choice to either serve God or the antichrist, our job is done and we have no reason to stay on this earth any longer.

Here is where the danger lies in promoting either the post-Trib position or the last trumpet position. These two positions are one and the same for many. As I have heard admitted post-Tribulation teachers say that the rapture would happen at the last trumpet of Revelation. This would mean that the body of Christ would be going through six trumpets of God’s wrath.

How can you believe that God would allow his saints to go through any of His wrath after we have already gone through 3 ½ years of war on the saints by the antichrist? (Dan. 7:21-22, bears this out). “As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgement in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.”

Even those who say we will be on the earth until the last trumpet are not thinking this through. The first trumpet of God’s wrath says 1/3 of the earth is burned up. The earth is 2/3 water and water does not burn. How can you imagine that the saints could escape this if we were still on the earth? The 5th trumpet has scorpion creatures stinging all except for the 144,000 specially marked Jews. Notice there is no provision for the saints because they are already at the throne of God.

Here is where I see the real danger in the post-Trib and last trumpet teachings. The pre-Tribulation believers understand strongly from their study that the saints are not accounted to wrath or the wrath to come. This is the stand that they will take when presented with any view that shows them going through the wrath of God. They will not accept this teaching and will therefore just stay right where they are and remain unprepared. The post-Trib, position does not give them anywhere to go. As a result, this 80% or more of all Christians are heading for great danger and a great falling away.

In closing, I am going to share a few new insights that show why the last trumpet teaching is flawed. Please realize this is not a personal attack on any one individual who may take this position. I have a friend in the faith, a great teacher who I love and respect, who holds this position yet we have to agree to disagree. I cannot change someone’s views; it takes the Holy Spirit to do that.

The last trumpet teaching comes from 1Corinthians 15:52: “In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed.” This teaching takes the position that there is only one last trumpet in the Bible and that is the 7th trumpet of God’s wrath found in the book of Revelation. Without going into great detail, I share in my book that the book of Corinthians was written to be understood at the time it was written. The book of Revelation would not be written for almost another 40 years. What would have gone through the minds of the Corinthian church when Paul sent them this letter? I believe they would have thought of the annual feast of trumpets that they celebrated every year and in my book I show this feast illustrates an Old Testament type of the future rapture of the church. When you read chapter 11 of my book you will get the full details of this study.

Another point, similar to the one above, is when the different books and letters that make up our Bible were written, these different writings that would one day make up the Bible we have today were scattered throughout the church. It wasn’t until three hundred years after all the books of the Bible were written that they were assembled and arranged into the order we have today. This would mean that the interpretation from the verse in Corinthians 15:52 could not have been made for 300 years. Do you really think that when Paul wrote the letter to the Corinthian church that they were not to understand this verse for 300 years of church history?

In doing further study, what I have uncovered is quite interesting and backs up my position that we are not to go through any of the wrath of God. The seven trumpets are given to seven angels who stand at the throne of God in Revelation 8:2. It is shown throughout the Bible that whenever judgment is being delivered that judgment is delivered by angels. I show that in the seven seals there are no angels involved because this is not the wrath or judgment of God.

There is only one reference in the Bible that refers to the rapture happening at the last trumpet. It was at the final trumpet of the Feast of Trumpets, when the high priest would blow this trumpet. Moses led the people at that time to the mountain to meet with God. Notice that the top of the mountain was covered with clouds. It makes so much since this last trumpet is referring to the final trumpet in the celebration of the Feast of Trumpets.

When I examined other New Testament verses that speak about the trumpet that will signal the rapture I found two examples that paint an interesting picture. One verse says “the trumpet call of God would sound”, not the trumpet blast of an angel and the second verse shows that the angels were waiting to hear the trumpet that Christ would sound that would send them off to gather the elect in the rapture. Matthew 24:30, 31: “They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send the angels with a loud trumpet call and they will gather his elect from the four winds,” This is just as it was in the Old Testament Feast of Trumpets where the high priest would blow the final trumpet. When the rapture is to occur our high priest Jesus will blow the trumpet that will send the angels out to gather His elect.

In closing, I have a major point I need to make as it applies to the last trumpet teaching. This will require you to look closely at what I will share with you. This is a very important teaching and takes several paragraphs to lay out. Once the wrath of God starts with the seven trumpets of God’s wrath, there will be no recess or break from God’s wrath. John, who is relating what he sees in the scroll as he is writing the book of Revelation, is interrupted. If you read Revelation chapters eight through ten you will see that John is giving us a blow by blow of what is happening as angels are delivering the seven trumpets of God’s wrath. Then John is told to stop writing about the wrath of God. John is told to stop writing about the wrath that is unfolding and go back and write about those who were being discussed leading up to the rapture in Rev 7:9.

As the angel instructs John to read a second scroll, this is a different scroll from the one he had been reading previously. This scroll is called a little scroll. I will write out part of Rev.8-11, however, I encourage you to read this chapter and section to see that I am keeping things in context. Rev.10:8.-10: “Then the voice I heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” “So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, Take it and eat it.” …I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told: you must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings. John had been giving a blow by blow account of the wrath of God, when all of a sudden he is interrupted and told to take a break from the wrath of God and go back and prophesy again about the same ones that were discussed before the rapture.

If you will study all that is written in this parenthetical section that goes from the seventh trumpet until the seven bowls of God wrath starts up, you will discover this section is not in chronological order. A good example of this is Rev. 14:1: “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” This was really confusing to me before the Lord showed me what was happening with this section. You see Jesus is on Mount Zion with the 144,000. This can not happen until after the battle of Armageddon, when Jesus returns and steps on the Mount of Olives. This is out of chronological order. When you read in Rev. 14 about the angels preaching and warning people not to take the mark of the beast, this has already happened before the rapture that happens in Rev.7:9. Rev.13:1 describes the beast coming out of the sea. This is the forming of the one world government. This also has already happened before the antichrist arrives.

Because teachers have taken these chapters to be in chronological order, it has led to many misinterpretations of the word of God. Another example of confusion coming from this is Rev.13:5 where it says that the antichrist will exercise his authority for forty-two months. This has led teachers to say that the antichrist will only rule for 3.5 years. This is not the case. The antichrist brokers a seven year peace with Israel and breaks it in the middle. What this verse is referring to is the war on the saints that will give the antichrist authority and power over the saints for forty-two months. Rev. 13:7: “He was given Power (this is authority) to make war against the saints and to conquer them.” Read Daniel 7:25: “The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time.” This is 42 months. If you will read further in Rev. 11, you will see the account of the two witnesses and it shows them dying and lying in the streets which does not happen until they have been on the earth for 3.5 years, another example of this parenthetical section of Revelation.

You can see that these chapters in Rev. 11-14 are not in chronological order. Some of these events go back before the rapture, some events go forward to after Jesus returns to the earth, and some events are real time. What I will show you now is a real time event that is happening in heaven during the time that the wrath of God is happening on earth. I will take you to the opening of the seventh seal in Rev.11:15: “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven.” This verse establishes that this event is happening in heaven. When you read further down you will see what is going on in heaven. Rev.11:18: “The time has come for judging the dead and rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name.”

I believe those who think the rapture is at the last trumpet see this event as the rapture. It makes more sense that while the wrath of God is being poured out on the earth, the dead in Christ will be having what is called the judgment of the believers and then we will receive our rewards. I believe after this awards ceremony we will move on to the marriage supper of the lamb; maybe after the marriage supper of the lamb we will have a honeymoon period in our new home before returning with Christ for the battle of Armageddon.