September 30, 2016

Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'

--Drudge/Reuters      Prophecies: The US will be NEUTRALIZED ...then RUSSIA and allies will  invade ISRAEL      The coming APOCALYPSE and ARMAGEDDON       Prophecies:  The coming RAPTURE  

■ Russia, Iran, and Allies

Will Go To War ... and Will Invade Israel

A Prophetic War of the Ages
Ezekiel 38 - 39

GOD warns Iran (Persia), with Russia (Magog), and a coalition of allies (including Turkey, Libya, Sudan) will go to war and will invade Israel.  In Ezekiel 38-39 the Bible warns this coming war between Iran (Persia) and Israel will take place sometime after Israel has been re-gathered into Her land as a nation (which was fulfilled on May 14, 1948) ... this prophetic war has never yet taken place ... the only time in history Persia (Iran) has ever gone to war against Israel was to help Israel throw off the yoke of the Byzantine Empire around 614 AD. 

THIS WAR will be unlike any other war in history ... this war will unleash a series of IRREVERSIBLEevents which will change the world forever.  God has set aside two whole chapters in the Bible to warn Mankind of this coming war ...

THE BIBLE warns the US will NOT defend Israel.  According to the Bible, Israel must stand alone ...with God.  For when this coming war does finally start, the United States will be unwilling (or unable) to help Israel defend herself.  Even though the Bible warns the invading armies will be ultimately destroyed by God, it will be adevastating war for both Israel and the whole world.  Bible scholars are divided as to whether this coming war is part of the prophetic battle of Armageddon or will just precede Armageddon in order to prepare a path for the Antichrist (a coming World Leader who will enforce a Peace Plan ("covenant") upon Israel) which will trigger the final prophetic 7-Year period of time whichGod has set aside for Israel and the World which is sometimes called the "Apocalypse" ...

ALL MANKIND should be sitting on the edge of their seats with white knuckles watching this terrible prophecy slowly start to unfold ... while those who call themselves Christians (followers ... both Jew and Gentile ... of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah) are told to "examine" themselves in the Word and in their faith to insure they are not just 'almost' Christians (Matthew 7:21-23) who are "lukewarm" in their faith in Jesus (Yeshua) and God's Word (Revelation 3:14-16) ... for Jesus warns all to, "Watch, therefore, and pray always (not just sometimes), that you will be counted worthy (through His worthiness) to escape all these things (the terrible events of the coming 'Apocalypse') that will come to pass" ... (Luke 21:36) ... for the Bible promises believingChristians (faithful and sincere believers in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) who are alive at that time and have endured in their faith in God's Word are not "appointed" to this coming time of "God's wrath" that will be "poured out" upon the "whole world"... (1 Thessalonians  1:10 ... 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)

Ezekiel 38:1-10 . . .

       "Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
       ‘Son of man, set your face against Gog  (a powerful leader),
        of the land of Magog  (translated 'Scythia' in Greek ... the area of  modern day RUSSIA),
        the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal,   (Meshech and Tubal are in and around TURKEY)
        and prophesy against him, and say,
        Thus says the Lord GOD:
       ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog  (a powerful human or dark-angelic leader behind Russia),
        the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.  (Turkey)
        I will turn you around,
        put hooks into your jaws     (Israel's new gas fields, a mutual defense treaty, or UN effort?)
        and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed,
        a great company with bucklers and shields,
        all of them handling swords (weapons).   (The Russian army will march again)
        Persia (IRAN),   (Iran is listed first, meaning it will be the 'lead' ally)
        Ethiopia (Sudan ..."Cush"), and Libya (northern Africa) are with them,
        all of them with shield and helmet.
        Gomer and all its troops;  (Germany-France, eastern Europe, or "Galatia"- Turkey)
        the house of Togarmah (Armenia) from the far north and all its troops -
        many people are with you.      (NATO member Turkey will join this coalition)
        Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you;
        and be a guard for them.    (Russia will act as a "guard" ... and supplier of weapons)
        After many days  you will be visited.    (Meaning, this would happen far from Ezekiel's time)
        In the LATTER YEARS you (Russia-Iran-Turkey)
        will come into the land of those brought back from the sword  (Israel!)
        and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel,        which had long been desolate  (this war will take place after Israel became a nation in 1948)
        they (the children of Israel) were brought OUTof the nations,
        and now all of them dwell safely.        You will ascend, coming like a storm,
        covering the land (of Israel) like a cloud,
        you and all your troops and many peoples with you."
        (Ezekiel 38:1-10)

The Bible warns Russia will also act as a GUARD (including weapons) for Iran and their allies ...

   "Prepare yourself   (Russia  - "Magog")
     and be ready,
     you  (Russia)
     and all your companies (allies) that are gathered about you;
     and be a GUARD for them."     ("Them" is Iran,Turkey, and the other allies listed)
     (Ezekiel 38:7)

A "guard" protects, defends, blocks threats of "international sanctions"... and provides weapons, technology, intelligence, command, and control ... and often stays quietly hidden in the shadows until the time is right.

Ezekiel 38:11-17  . . .

Thus says the Lord GOD:
 “On that Day it shall come to pass
   that thoughts will arise in your mind,
   and you will make an evil plan:
   You (the one who leads Russia) will say,
 ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages;      (the cities in Israel are no longer 'walled')
   I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely,
   all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’
   to take plunder and to take booty,      (Greed, envy, and arrogance will fuel this invasion)
   to stretch out your hand against the waste places
   that are again inhabited, (look at Israel today)
   and against a people gathered from the nations,  (this will take place after 1948!)
   who have acquired livestock and goods,
   who dwell in the midst of the land.
   Sheba (Saudi Arabia), Dedan (Kuwait),    (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will not join this invasion)
   the merchants of Tarshish (may be England),
   and all their young lions (may be former colonies like Canada, Australia, and the US)
   will say to you,
 ‘Have you come to take plunder?    (Greed, envy, and arrogance will fuel this invasion ...)
   Have you gathered your army to take booty,
   to carry away silver and gold,
   to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’

 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog,  
   Thus says the Lord God:
   On that Day when My people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it?  
   You will come from your place
   (Russia now claims the Arctic and North Pole astheirs ... and is deploying forces to defend it)
   you and many peoples with you,
   all of them riding on horses,
   a great host, a mighty army.
   You will come up against My people Israel,   (not a good idea)
   like a cloud covering the Land.
   In the latter days   (Far in the future from Ezekiel's time ..."the last days"... which we are in now)
   I will bring you against My Land,   (God says Israel is His Land ... He gave it to Israel)
   that the nations may know Me,
   when through you, O Gog,
   I vindicate My Holiness before their eyes."
   (For God will destroy this invading army ...)
   Thus says the Lord GOD:
 “Are you (Gog) he of whom I have spoken informer days     (Prophecy fulfilled!)
   by My servants the prophets of Israel,
   who prophesied for years in those days
   that I (God) would bring you against them?"
   (Ezekiel 38:11-17)

Ezekiel 38:18-23 . . .

“And it will come to pass at the same time,
   when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD,
 “that MY fury will show in My face.
   For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken:
 ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,
   so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field,
   all creeping things that creep on the earth,
   and all men who are on the face of the Earth shall shake at My presence.
   The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall,
   and every wall shall fall to the ground.’
   I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD.
 “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.      (These armies will turn against themselves)
   And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed;
   I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him,
   flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.   (These armies will be destroyed by God!)
   Thus I (God) will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself,
   and I will be known in the eyes of many nations.
   Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’
   (Ezekiel 38:18-23)

We are not exactly sure when this attack/invasion will take place ... but, from current news headlines, it looks as though it is now getting very close.  As noted above, if you study your history books you will find the only time in history Iran (Persia) has invaded Israel was in 614 AD, and this invasion was to help Israel break the yoke of the Byzantine Empire.  The current threats of war Iran is making against Israel represent the first time in history the world has seen the imminent fulfillment of this prophecy.  Add the fact Russia is fully backing Iran, and Turkey is quickly turning against Israel, and all of these nations either are, or soon will be, armed with nuclear weapons, you will find the world maysoon be facing this terrible prophetic war . . .

The invading armies will be utterly destroyed . . . by GOD!!!

In Ezekiel 39 the Bible goes on to warn the invading armies will be utterly destroyed ... by GOD!  Also in Ezekiel 39 there are hints this coming war may go nuclear because Israel will wait months to enter the battlefield after the battle, they will "set apart men regularly employed" (professionals) to bury the dead, and later if a bone is spotted it is to be "marked" for the professionals to bury (exactly the same procedures that are now found in our military nuclear/biological/chemical "battlefield cleanup" manuals today) ... the aftermath of this invasion will be very, very gruesome.

Some scholars feel it must be part of, or the beginning of "The Battle of Armageddon" (because of some of the terminology used), and others believe it must happen sometime beforeArmageddon and will set the stage for the coming "Antichrist" (who will rise over 10 nations which were part of the Roman Empire) to fill the world power vacuum that will be left after this coming war ...

The United States will be "neutralized" sometime before this attack and will be unwilling or unable to help defend Israel, for the Bible warns Israel must stand alone ... with God!

More importantly, many good Bible prophecy scholars believe the strange prophetic event called  "The Rapture" must take place sometimebefore God intervenes in this coming battle ...

Please do not ignore these Bible prophecies . . .

Many people will simply yawn and ignore these Bible prophecies and the headlines we are now seeing. 

Yet, God does NOT fulfill His prophecies or prophetic warnings in secret, but so all the world can see.  For many years now a number of Bible prophecy teachers and scholars have been warning the one piece of the puzzle missing was for Turkey (a NATO ally-nation) to turn toward Russia and Iran and against Israel (as this prophecy predicts, and we are now seeing.) 

The world has waited over 2,500 years to see the headlines we are now seeing ...

This prophetic war between Iran and Israel hasnever yet taken place ... and it is very much a part of the coming "Apocalypse" and Armageddon scenario.  God has been warning and preparingthis generation for this coming war for well over 10 years ... and the headlines concerning this coming war can now be found almost daily all around the world. 

God is trying to get our attention and to draw those who are His back to Him before it is too late.  With open arms and with tears of joy God promises to welcome and to shelter and comfortALL who will come to Him before these events take place (or before their earthly bodies die) ... yet, the Bible warns God will not mourn, nor have mercy, on those who reject and ignore and mockHis Word and His warnings.

A Prophetic War of the Ages
At The Mouth of Two Witnesses

"In the Mouths of 2 or 3 Witnesses Shall a Thing Be Established"
(2 Corinthians. 13:1)

"At the Mouth of 2 Witnesses or 3 Witnesses
Shall He That Is Worthy of Death Be Put To Death"
(Deuteronomy 17:6)

The books of Ezekiel and the book of EnochBOTH warn of a prophetic Russia-Iran war against Israel which will trigger anIRREVERSIBLE series of events which will lead to the Battle of Armageddon (and the end of this Age.)

Note:  The book of Enoch is an ancient book (Enoch was Noah's great-grandfather), and portions of at least 10 copies of the book were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Although the book of Enoch is relatively unknown because it is in disfavor with many churches today for its detailed description of angelic interactions with mankind, many of the early church fathers such as Justin Martyr, Tatian, Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origen, Methodius of Philippi, and Ambrose of Milan also accepted the book of Enoch as Scriptural writing. The ancient Ethiopian Church and the Coptic Church in Egypt have always accepted it as Biblical canon.  Another prophecy from Enoch is found quoted directly in the book of Jude in the New Testament (Jude 1:14-15).

Book of Ezekiel
Book of Enoch

Ezekiel:  Persia and Magog Invasion of Israel

Ezekiel - The Book of Ezekiel 38

“The Word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog (Russia - Scythia), the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3 and say, Thus says the LordGod: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (Turkey).4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

5 Persia (Iran-Parthia), Cush (Sudan), and Put (Libya) are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer (around Germany) and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah (Armenia) from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

7 “Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you (Russia-Magog), and be a guard for them (Iran-Persia and allies).

8 After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them. 9 You will advance, coming on like a storm. You will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your hordes, and many peoples with you.

15 You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north (Russia is now claiming the Arctic and North Pole as their territory), you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army.  You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land.

In the latter days I will bring you against My Land, that the nations may know Me, when through you, O Gog, I will vindicate My holiness before their eyes.  I (God) will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Lord God.

Every man's sword will be against his brother (God will turn this invading army against themselves).

22 With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur.

23 So I will show My greatness and My holiness and make Myself known in the eyes of many nations.

Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Enoch:  Parthia and Medes Invasion of Israel

Enoch - Book of Parables   (2nd Parable)

“And in those days, the Angels will gather together, and will throw themselves towards the east, upon the Parthians (an ancient empire which included Iran-Persia which was founded by a Russian-Scythian) and Medes. 

They will stir up the kings so that a disturbing spirit will come upon them, and they will drive them from their thrones; and they will come out like lions from their lairs, and like hungry wolves in the middle of their flocks.

56.6 And they will go up and trample on the Land of My Chosen Ones (Israel), and the land of My chosen ones will become before them a tramping-ground and a beaten track.

56.7 But the City of My Righteous Ones (Jerusalem) will be a hindrance to their horses, and they will stir up slaughter amongst themselves (God will turn this invading army against themselves), and their own right hand will be strong against them. 

And a man will not admit to knowing his neighbor, or his brother, nor a son his father, or his mother, until, through their death, there are corpses enough; and their punishment - it will not be in vain.  And in those days Sheol (Hell) will open its mouth and they will sink into it and their destruction; Sheol will swallow up the sinners in front of the faces of the Chosen."

57.1 And it came to pass, AFTER this that I sawanother host of chariots with men riding on them, and they came upon the wind from the east and from the west, to the south.  (The prophecies of Armageddon in Revelation alsodescribe a global East-West-South gathering of the world's armies in Israel which many Bible scholars believe will take place sometime afterthe Iran-Russia invasion of Israel, which this passage may help confirm).

57.2 And the sound of the noise of their chariots was heard.  And when this occurred the Holy Ones observed it from Heaven and the Pillars of the Earth were shaken from their foundations. 

And the sound was heard from the ends of the Earth to the ends of Heaven throughout one day.

And all will fall down and worship the Lord of Spirits

And this is the end of the second parable."

Note:  This parable takes us to the END (of this Age.)

The Identity of "Magog - Scythia" . . .

Note:  “One of the earliest references to Magog was by Hesiod, "the father of Greek didactic poetry," who identified Magog with the Scythians and southern Russia in the 7th century B.C."

Note:  “Strabo (xi, 515) says the first Parthian (Arsaces) was a SCYTHIAN”     (www.parthia.com)

From the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus Flavius . . .
A major source on ancient Jewish-Roman history is Josephus Flavius, a Jewish-Roman historian who wrote of the Roman wars and witnessed the Roman siege on Jerusalem in 70 A.D.  Josephus identified Magog in his ancient writings as he wrote ... "Magog founded the Magogians, thus named after him, but who were by the Greekscalled 'Scythians.'"   (Josephus, Antiquities, 1.123)

From the Wikipedia Encyclopedia  -  Scythia(Magog in Hebrew) comprised an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by Iranian nomadic peoples, speaking Iranian languages and known as the Scythians or Scyths. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time, from the Altay Mountains region where Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan come together, across southern Ukraine to the lower Danube river area, Bulgaria and Georgia.  The Chinese knew the Saka (Asian Scythians) as Sai.  The Scythians first appear in Assyrian annals as Ishkuzai, reported as pouring in from the north some time around 700 BC and settling in Ascania and modern Azerbaijan as far as to the southeast of Lake Urmia.  Archaeological remains of the Scythians include elaborate tombs containing gold, silk, horses and human sacrifices.   Mummification techniques and permafrost have aided in the relative preservation of some remains.

From 'Encyclopedia.com  -  Scythia (Magog in Hebrew), ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube river on the west to the borders of China on the east. The Scythians flourished from the 8th to the 4th cent. BC They spoke an Indo-Iranian language but had no system of writing. They were nomadic conquerors and skilled horsemen. They seem to be related to the Saka, another nomadic tribe that roamed the steppes of central Asia at about the same time. The so-called Royal Scyths established a kingdom in the E Crimea before the 9th cent. BC They seem to have maintained themselves as a ruling class while others (probably native inhabitants) worked the grain fields. The Scythians are traditionally associated with the area between the Danube and the Don, but modern excavations in the Altai Mts., particularly at the site of Pazyryk, suggest that their origins were in Western Siberia (Russia) before they moved east into Southern Russia in the early 1st millennium BC.  Scythian power was maintained in the 8th cent. BC in obscure warfare with the Cimmerians. In South Russia they were displaced (2nd or 1st century BC) by the related Sarmatians.

From Chuck Missler's 'Koinonia House' Research and Article -  Magog-Scythia . . .

We know the descendants of Magog by their Greek designation as the Scythians (depicted in their legends as descending from Scythes , the youngest of the three sons of Heracles, from sleeping with a half viper and half woman).  The name Scythian designates a number of nomadic tribes from the Russian steppes, one group of which invaded the Near East in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. After being repulsed from Media, many of the later Scyths settled in the fertile area of the Ukraine north of the Black Sea. Other related tribes occupied the area to the east of the Caspian Sea. 

The ancient Greek historian Herodotus (5th century B.C) describes them living in Scythia (i.e., the territory north of the Black Sea). He describes Scythia as a square, 20 days journey (360 miles) on a side. It encompassed the lower reaches of the Dniester, Bug, Dnieper, and Don Rivers where they flow into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. 

The Scythian language belonged to the Iranian family of the Indo-European languages.  The Ossetian dialect of central Caucasus appears to be a survivor.  The original area in which Iranian was spoken extended from the mid-Volga and the Don regions to the northern Urals and beyond. From here, Iranian-speaking tribes colonizedMedia, Parthia, Persia, Central Asia, and as far as the Chinese border.

In the 7th century B.C. the Scythians swept across the area, displacing the Cimmerians from the steppes of the Ukraine east of Dnieper River, who fled from them across the Caucasus.  It is provocative that even the name "Caucasus" appears to have been derived from Gog-hasan, or "Gog's Fort."

Have a hard time believing in God?
God says all the Bible prophecies we are now seeing being fulfilled are given both as a final warning sign to the world and as verifiable evidence and proof that He IS God ... and the Bible is His Word..

     "For I AM God,
       and there is NO OTHER.
       I am GOD,
       and there is NONE like Me,
       Declaring the End from the Beginning,
       and from ancient times
       things that are not yet done . . ."
       (Isaiah 46:9-10)

     "Surely, the Lord God does nothing
       unless He reveals His secret
       to His servants the Prophets ..."
       (Amos 3:7)

■  The "Apocalypse"

"And I will show wonders
in the heavens and in the Earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The Sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the Moon into blood,
before the coming great
and awesome Day of the Lord,
and it shall come to pass
that whoever calls on the Name of the LORD
shall be saved."
(Joel 2:30-32)

Introduction . . .

As God looks down upon the Earth He sees the violence.  He sees the gross and rampant immorality and how casually we accept it.  He feels the rebellion.  He hears each lie.  He hears the blasphemies spoken in earnest and in jest against His name and the name of His Son, who stepped forth from Eternity ... "from of old, from everlasting" (Micah 5:2).  He knows what is about to happen.  Yet, as He looks upon us, it is with a heart filled with love and compassion.  A heart willing to forgive and forget.  A heart that yearns for His children to come to repentance (to turn away from their sins) and return to Him.  He sent forth His prophets to reason with and to warn the people. But His prophets were brutally beaten, imprisoned, and murdered.  Then He sent forth His Son ... not to judge the sinner, but to save the sinner.  And through His Son He extends an offer.  An offer to save each of us from the second death (which the Bible warns is the eternal darkness, aloneness, and torment of Hell) and to hide and shelter those who are waiting in faith from the great and awesome "Day of the Lord" ... the coming Apocalypse.  Jesus (Yeshua) came to show us "the way" into the Kingdom of Heaven.  But, as with Jeremiah, Elijah, Zechariah, Isaiah, and other prophets sent before Him who were imprisoned, beaten, and killed, the unbelieving political and religious rulers of the day once again treated a prophet of God with arrogance, malice, and evil intent.  Only this time it was different.  Not just a prophet, but He Himself who stepped forth from Eternity to place His Spirit into the form of man, as the "son of Man" ... the "Son of God."  This time, a living sacrifice for all of mankind, once and for all.  Willingly and lovingly He took upon Himself the punishment and penalty due to each of us for our sins.  The only burden He asks us to carry is simply the burden of turning away from our sins and believing (trusting) in Him to save us (from Hell), while loving Him as He loved us.  We choose our eternal destiny by accepting or rejecting His offer.  "The foolishness of the Cross."  We are told He hated it and despised the shame.  Yet, He endured it as He hung there in pain and agony, nailed to that cross of wood, out of love.  His love for you and for me ... just as the prophets said He would!

Today He waits patiently seated on His throne in Heaven.  Waiting while His offer of grace is extended to all peoples and nations on Earth.  There is a day, we are told, when God's patience ("long-suffering") with a world filled with sin, violence, and arrogant unbelief will end, and the door of escape will be closed . . .

These events which are about to be unleashed upon this world, even though global in nature, will focus on one thing - the nation of Israel.  One tiny piece of land.  A speck of land when compared to the powerful enemies that surround her on all sides (look at a map).  A land God calls His own.  God says He owns it and the sons and daughters of Israel are His . . .

"I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and curse those who curse you"
(Genesis 12:3)
Watch!  The situation in Israel and the Middle East will continue to grow worse and worse, and if you don't already know ... Armageddon lies in the heart of Israel.
There is a crushing weight associated with the words found in the following section.  We are told we live in an age of darkness mixed with light.  Jesus (Yeshua) calls those who believe in Him and wait in faith, the "salt of the Earth."  Salt is a preservative.  We are told those who sincerely believe in Him and wait in faith are filled with "light."  Satan is also called the "prince of darkness" and the "ruler of this world."  The world hates the light.  The Bible warns the light acts as arestraining force.  Jesus will someday return as a "thief in the night" to remove the children of light, in a moment, "in the twinkling of an eye," to protect and shelter them from those things which are about to come upon a violent, immoral, arrogant, and unbelieving world.  A world in opposition to God.  There is the promise of Light returning after all these things take place.  The purpose of prophecy is to authenticate God’s word and to prepare those who wait in faith.   God takes no delight in these things.   It is His hope that all will change their ways (repent) and return to Him, through His Son, so that all might escape those things that are about to come upon the Earth.  We are told Noah was a preacher of righteousness and for 120 years was God’s witness, a trumpet of warning, while he built the vessel of refuge and escape.  There could have been a billion people living on Earth at the time of Noah.  The people were feeling content without acknowledging God.  We are told they were "morally corrupt and filled with violence."  People ignored and disobeyed God’s law and simply "did that which was right in their own eyes."  After 120 years of patiently waiting and warning, we are told God Himselfclosed the door to the Ark . . .

Only eight people were saved.

The Day is real and the hour is set . . .

Doomsday Clock graphic

"When I heard,
my belly trembled,
my lips quivered at the voice ...
rottenness entered into my bones,
and I trembled in myself,
that I might rest (be hidden or escape)
in the "Day of Trouble"...
( the coming "Apocalypse")
(Habakkuk 3:16)

Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) warns never in the history of Mankind has there ever been anything as terrible and deadly as the coming "Apocalypse"...  
     "For there will be Great Tribulation
       such has not been
       since the beginning of the world until this time
       no, nor ever shall be.
       And UNLESS those days were shortened
       no flesh (living thing on Earth) would be saved" 
       (Matthew 24:21-22)

The Bible says Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) will return twice ...

First, "As a thief in the night"  -  For those who waited in faith ... to save them from the Apocalypse
Second, "Every eye shall see"  -  With those who waited in faith ... at the end of the "Apocalypse"

In the book of Daniel and in the book of Revelation we are told at least seven (7) years will separate these two events, during which all the prophecies of the coming Apocalypse will be fulfilled ...

After the "Rapture" the door will be closed ... andall the prophecies of the "Great Tribulation" (the "Apocalypse") will be fulfilled.  God will one day pour out His wrath on a violent, morally corrupt, and unbelieving generation that has turned against Him and His Word, Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah, thus losing their ONLY hope . . .

       "I (the Lord) have held my peace a long time,
        I have been still and restrained myself.
        Now I will cry like a woman in labor . . .
        I will lay waste to the mountains and hills"
        (Isaiah 42:14-15)

       "I will punish the world for its evil,
        and the wicked for their iniquity ...
        I will halt the arrogance of the proud."
        (Isaiah 13:11)

Nobody will escape God's wrath after the Rapture.

The Coming "Apocalypse" . . .

"Thus says the LORD of Hosts (armies):
Behold, disaster shall go forth
from nation to nation ...
And at that Day the slain of the LORD
shall be from one end of the Earth
even to the other end of the Earth ..."
(Jeremiah 25:27-38)

America will be "neutralized". . . Israel must stand alone - with God 
(The U.S. will one day be unable or unwilling to defend Israel ... Israel must stand alone ... with God.)

Around the time of the "Apocalypse" ALL nations will turn against Israel . . .

     "Behold, the Day of the LORD is coming,   (the coming "Apocalypse")
       And your spoil will be divided in your midst.  
       For I (God) will gather ALL the nations to battle
       against Jerusalem"
       (Zechariah 14:1-2)

     "For behold,
       in those days and at that time,
       When I (God) bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  (sometime after 1948)
       I will also gather ALL nations,
       And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;  (just outside Jerusalem)
       And I will enter into judgment with them there
       On account of My people, My heritage ISRAEL,
       Whom they have scattered among the nations;
       They have also DIVIDED up My Land."  (Israel)
       (Joel 3:1-2)

The coming Antichrist will rise and conquer . . .

     "Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals;
       and I heard one of the four living creatures
       saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see.’
       And I looked, and behold, a white horse.
       And he who sat on it had a bow;
       and a crown was given to him,
       and he went out conquering and to conquer."
       (Revelation 6:1-2)

The Antichrist will be Satan’s counterfeit Messiah.

A Great War will ignite the world . . .

     "When He opened the second seal,
       I heard the second living creature saying,
      ‘Come and see.’
       Another horse, fiery red, went out.
       And it was granted to the one who sat on it
       to take peace from the Earth,
       and that people should kill one another;
       and there was given to him a great sword."
       (Revelation 6:3-4)
The weapons will be used . . . cities and nations will disappear.

Global famine, severe food shortages will soon follow . . .

       "When He opened the third seal,
        I heard the third living creature say,
       ‘Come and see.’
        So I looked, and behold, a black horse,
        and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
        And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying,
       "A quart of wheat for a denarius,
        (A denarius was equal to about a full day’swage)
        and three quarts of barley for a denarius;
        and do not harm the oil and the wine."    (The rulers will still have their luxuries)
        (Revelation 6:5-6)

One-fourth of all people will be quickly destroyed at the start . . .

     "When He opened the fourth seal,
       I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying,
      ‘Come and see.’
       And I looked, and behold, a pale horse.
       And the name of him who sat on it was Death,
       and Hades followed with him.
       And power was given to them over a fourth of the Earth,       to kill with sword, with hunger, with death,
       and by the beasts of the Earth."    (These "beasts" may be military, political, and religious rulers.)
       (Revelation 6:7-8) 

The Earth will convulse under a massive asteroid or nuclear missile strike . . .

It is interesting to note that those nations which are now armed with large arsenals of nuclear weapons have already built and are continuing to build massive "emergency command centers" into and under mountains to hide their leaders in case of all out nuclear war.

       "And the stars of heaven fell to the Earth,
        as a fig tree drops its late figs
        when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
        Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up,
        and every mountain and island was moved out of its place
        And the kings of the Earth, the great men, the rich men,
        the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man,
        hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains"
        (Revelation 6:13-15)

One-third of all trees on Earth will burn . . .

After the nuclear bomb tests in the Pacific, the Navy discovered much of the massive damage to the target fleet was caused by giant hail stones which were generated by the nuclear blasts. If the nuclear blasts had been over a large city, much blood would have been drawn up into the cloud and mingled with the hail . . .

       "The first angel sounded:
        And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood,
        and they were thrown to the Earth.
        And a third of the trees were burned up,        and all green grass was burned up."
        (Revelation 8:7)

One-third of all sea-life will be destroyed by nuclear missiles or large asteroid ... 

       "Then the second angel sounded:
        And something like a great mountain burning with fire        was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
        And a third of the living creatures in the sea died,        and a third of the ships were destroyed."
        (Revelation 8:8-9)

One-third of all fresh water will be poisoned
by a massive nuclear warhead or an asteroid strike . . .

In old Russian Bibles the word "Wormwood" was translated 'Chernobyl'!

       "Then the third angel sounded:
        And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch,
        and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water;
        And the name of the star is Wormwood  (bitter).
        a third of the waters became wormwood,
        and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter."
        (Revelation 8:10-11)

Nuclear winter? 
One-third of the light from the sun/moon/stars will be blocked by smoke
and ash covering the Earth . . .  

       "Then the fourth angel sounded:
        And a third of the sun was struck,
        a third of the moon, and a third of the stars,
        so that a third of them were darkened;
        And a third of the day did not shine,
        and likewise the night.
        And I looked, and I heard an angel
        flying through the midst of heaven,
        saying with a loud voice,
       "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the Earth,
        because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet
        of the three angels who are about to sound!"
        (Revelation 8:12-13)

Then, another one-third of the remaining population on Earth
will be quickly destroyed . . .

The Bible tells us only a small remnant of the population on Earth will survive the Apocalypse. Although, here, we find angels being released, much of the global terror will come from mankinddestroying mankind, nation destroying nation, deadly wave after deadly wave. The Holy Spirit goes out of his way to let us know that the day and the hour is real and has already been set. Remember, our future is already history . . .

       "Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice
        from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
        saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet,
       "Release the four angels who are bound
        at the great river Euphrates."
        So the four angels, who had been prepared
        for the hour and day and month and year,
        were released to kill a third of mankind."
        (Revelation 9:13-15)

A "200,000,000" man army will rise and unleash their weapons of mass destruction killing one-third of the remaining world population  . . .

This prophecy says the "army of the horsemen was two hundred million."  These "horsemen" may be a small division or group within that army, such as a strategic nuclear weapons division, or they may be brightly painted missiles sitting upon missile launchers.  The "two hundred million" is to help identify the nation or area they will rise out of.  Later called "the kings of the East," it appears the Chinese military is someday going to use the secret missile and weapons technologies Clinton-Gore secretly gave (and sold) them  -  against us!  One-third of all mankind left on Earth will be killed . . .

       "Now the number of the army of the horsemen
        was two hundred million;
        (For the first time ever such an army could be raised in China)
        I heard the number of them.
        And thus I saw the horses in the vision:
        those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red,
        hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses
        were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire,
        smoke, and brimstone  (sulfur, or a kind of poisoned air)
        By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed        by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone
        which came out of their mouths.
        For their power is in their mouth and in their tails;
        for their tails are like serpents, having heads;
        and with them they do harm."
        (Revelation 9:16-19)

Every living creature remaining in the sea will die . . .

       "Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea,
        and it became blood as of a dead man;
        and every living creature in the sea died."
        (Revelation 16:3)

All rivers and springs will turn to blood . . .
And God tells us why they will turn to blood.

       "Then the third angel poured out his bowl
        on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
        And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
       "You are righteous, O Lord,
        the One who is and who was and who is to be,
        because You have judged these things.
        For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
        and You have given them blood to drink.
        For it is their just due."        (Revelation 16:4-7)

The Bible warns of great atmospheric and weather upheaval during the coming "Apocalypse."  Both global cooling and global warming lie ahead for all those who are left on Earth after the coming "Rapture" ...

There will be a great plague of snow and hail coming upon the Earth  ...

     "Have you entered the treasury of snow,
       Or have you seen the treasury of hail,  
       Which I (God) have reserved for the time of trouble,  
       For the Day of battle and war?"    (the coming "Apocalypse")
       (Job 38:22-23)

     "And great hail from heaven fell upon men,  ("Mankind"..  men and women)
       each hailstone about the weight of a talent.
       (A "talent" = 85 - 114 pounds!!)
       Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail,
       since that plague was exceedingly great."
       (Revelation 16:21)  

And, there will be a great heat from the Sun which will scorch the people on Earth ...
The people left on Earth will continue to hate and curse God.

     "Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the Sun,
       and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.  
       And men (mankind ... men and women)
       were scorched with great heat,
       and they blasphemed the Name of God
       who has power over these plagues;
       and they did not repent and give Him glory."
       (Revelation 16:8-9)

And, there will be unimaginable and exceedingly great storms and hurricanes ...

     "And there will be signs in the Sun, in the Moon, and in the Stars;
       and on the Earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
       the sea and the waves roaring"
       (Luke 21:25)

The "Mark of the Beast" . . .

   "He (the coming Antichrist) causes all,
     both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave,
     to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
     and that no one may buy or sell
     except one who has the mark,
     or the name of the Beast,
     or the number of his name."     (Revelation 13:16-17)

This prophecy is very crucial for those who have not accepted Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) as their Lord and will be alive when this law is enacted and enforced.  This "mark" may be some kind of tattoo, or implanted microchip with all of your credit card and banking information, we really don’t know right now.  It will not be easyto refuse this mark, whatever it is, for many of you will have families and children that will need to be fed.  But, please be warned . . . by taking this mark, you will have sealed your eternal fate in Hell.  In God’s eyes it identifies you with the Antichrist.  There will be no turning back for any who take the "mark, the name of the Beast, or the number of his name."  The utter darkness, loneliness, and torments of Hell will be their fate.  Blessings are promised in Heaven to all those who refuse to take the "mark" and refuse to bow down to this coming world leader . . .  and die in their faith for doing so.  The Lord will take the sting out of death.

A "thick darkness" will cover all the Earth and people will "gnaw their tongues" in pain ...

People on Earth will continue to curse God ...

       "Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl
        on the throne of the Beast,  (the Antichrist)
        and his kingdom became full of darkness;
        and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
        They blasphemed the God of heaven
        because of their pains and their sores,
        and did not repent of their deeds."
        (Revelation 16:10-11)     (This plague will come upon all who will take the "mark of the Beast")

Millions more who come to the Lord will be executed.
Blessings in Heaven are promised to them ...

God will take the sting out of death for the millions who will die in faith, and wants them to know they will be blessed in Heaven . . .

        Then I heard a voice from Heaven saying to me,
       "Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’"
       "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors,
        and their works follow them."
        (Revelation 14:13)

       "Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
        for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,
        who had not worshiped the Beast (see "the Antichrist")
        or his image, and had not received his mark
        on their foreheads or on their hands."
        (Revelation 20:4)

There are millions of Christians today in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, India, and around the world, including women and children, who are being imprisoned, murdered, tortured, raped, beaten, kidnapped, beheaded, burned alive, and sold into slavery simply for their faith in Jesus Christ, while we, our churches, the leaders of our nation, and the news networks simply watch and do nothing . . .

      "I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain 
        for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held.
        And they cried with a loud voice, saying,
      "How long, O Lord, holy and true,
        until You judge and avenge our blood
        on those who dwell on the Earth?"
        Then a white robe was given to each of them;
        and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer,
        until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren,
        who would be killed as they were, was completed."
        (Revelation 6:9-11)

       "Now brother will betray brother to death,
        and a father his child;
        and children will rise up against parents
        and cause them to be put to death.
      "And you will be hated by all men for My Name's (Jesus’) sake.
        But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
        (Mark 13:12-13)

The Battle of Armageddon . . .
     "Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl
       on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up,
       so that the way of the kings from the East  (China and allies)
       might be prepared.
       And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs
       coming out of the mouth of the Dragon, (Satan)
       out of the mouth of the Beast, (the Antichrist)
       and out of the mouth of the False Prophet.  (aReligious Ruler ... Revelation 13:11-12)
       For they are spirits of demons,
       performing signs,  (miracles will be performed at this time)
       which go out to the kings of the Earth
       and of THE WHOLE WORLD,
       to gather them to the battle of that great Day of God Almighty.  
     "Behold, I am coming as a thief.   (the coming "Rapture")
       Blessed is he who watches,
       and keeps his garments,
       lest he walk naked and they see his shame."
       And they gathered them together   (all the armies of the nations)
       to the place called in Hebrew, ARMAGEDDON."
       (Revelation 16:13-16)

The weapons will be used.  Much of the world will be destroyed.  Cities will disappear.  Armageddon means the "Hill of Megiddo."  Megiddo is part of the Plain of Esdraelon which is located in central Israel. Napoleon came through there and declared it to be the finest battlefield in the world.  The whole world will be drawn into this war over Israel and Jerusalem.  No nation will be spared.  The Bible warns there will be several deadly waves associated with this conflict, including:  An attack from the "south," an attack from the "north," a massive Chinese led invasion of the Middle East from the "east", which will then be "joined" as the armies of the Antichrist march out of Europe and around the world to the place called "Armageddon."  Jesus will return to engage this final battle Himself.  He alone will destroy the enemies of Israel.  We don’t know the time betweenthese wars/battles/events.   We do know that God has set aside seven years to complete His plan with Israel, and this Age.

From the apparent absence of America in prophecy, the U.S. will be "neutralized" sometimebefore this Middle-East conflict begins. The United States will be unwilling or unable to defend Israel against her enemies.  For the Bible warns Israelmust stand alone . . . with God!

The prophet Joel writes:
 "Blow the trumpet in Zion (Israel),
   and sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
   Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
   for the Day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand:   A day of darkness and gloominess,
   a day of clouds and thick darkness,
   like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
   A people come, great and strong (the armies of the Antichrist),
   the like of whom has never been;
   nor will there ever be any such after them,
   even for many successive generations.
   (This final Battle may build sometime after the Russia-Iran invasion of Israel)
   A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns . . .
   Every one marches in his own column. (Adisciplined army)
   Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.
   They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall;
   they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.
   The Earth quakes before them, (Tank battalions?)
   the heavens tremble; (Helicopters, bombers, and jet fighters?)
   The sun and moon grow dark,
   and the stars diminish their brightness." (Smokewill fill the air)
   (Joel 2:1-10)

The prophet Zechariah writes:

       "For I (God) will gather ALL nations against Jerusalem.
        The city (Jerusalem) shall be taken,
        the houses rifled,
        and the women ravished (brutally raped).
        Half of the city shall go into captivity,
        but the remnant of the people
        shall not be cut off from the city."
        (Zechariah 14:2)

The prophet Jeremiah writes:
      "Thus says the LORD of hosts:
       ‘Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation,        and a great whirlwind shall be raised up
        from the farthest parts of the Earth.
        And at that day the slain of the LORD
        shall be from one end of the Earth
        even to the other end of the Earth.        They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried;
        they shall become refuse on the ground.
        Wail, shepherds, and cry! (Jewish leaders)
        Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! (Israel)
        For the days of your slaughter
        and your dispersions are fulfilled;        you shall fall like a precious vessel.
        And the shepherds will have no way to flee,
        nor the leaders of the flock to escape.
        A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
        and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard.
        For the LORD has plundered their pasture,
        And the peaceful dwellings are cut down
        because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
        He has left His lair like the lion; for their land is desolate
        because of the fierceness of the Oppressor,
        and because of His (God’s) fierce anger.’"
        (Jeremiah 25:15-17, 27-38)

At that time, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) will return to save "His brethren," the remnant of Israel ... 

     "Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse.
       And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True,
       and in righteousness He (Jesus Christ) judges and makes war.
       His eyes were like a flame of fire,
       and on His head were many crowns.
       He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
       He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,
       and His Name is called The Word of God. . .
       Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword,
       that with it He should strike the nations.
       And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
       He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
       And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written ...
       KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."       (Revelation 19:11-16)

Don't miss the significance here ... this is Jesus who will save the children of Israel and destroy her enemies.  When you study this awesome prophecy describing the final return of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) and the many other prophecies describing this same event . . . Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah, is returning to save Israelfrom the nations and armies of this world who will accuse her of "unjustly occupying" the Land.  According to the Bible, the "right side" is "Israel'sside" in this coming battle.  Believing Christians should never turn against Israel.  However, there are many Christian churches and denominations who have accepted the "Roman" doctrine that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s plan.  This doctrine is not found in the Bible ... and it is dead wrong!!!   The Church (drawn from both Jews and Gentiles) and nation Israel have two separateprophetic destinies.  For the Church, (both Jews and non-Jews who believe in and receive Jesus as Messiah and Savior before the Rapture), Jesus returns as the "Bridegroom" to shelter and protect us from the wrath which will soon pour out upon mankind, and then (later), for the Jews of Israel who have gone through the Great Tribulation (those who will then recognize Him as their promised "Messiah"), He will return as the promised King, the son of David, (above all on Earth).  Sadly, for some (yet unknown) reason the U.S. will not be there for Israel in that Day.  Israel must stand alone.  Her only hope is in God, Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah . . .

God leaves us with an ominous warning . . .
       "Search from the book of the LORD, and read:
        not one of these (prophecies) shall fail;
        not one shall lack her mate.
        For My mouth has commanded it,
        and His Spirit has gathered them."
        (Isaiah 34:16)

       "Indeed I have spoken it;
        I will also bring it to pass.
        I have purposed it;
        I will also do it.
        Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,        who are far from righteousness . . ."
        (Isaiah 46:11-12)

       "And unless those days were shortened,        no flesh [people on Earth] would be saved;"
        (Matthew 24:22)

How long will the coming 'Apocalypse' last?
The coming Apocalypse will last exactly 7 years(360 day years) ... which includes exactly 3½ years (1,260 days) of false peace in Israel starting the day a coming "peace plan" will be enforced upon nation Israel by the coming Antichrist ... and thenexactly 3½ years (1,260 days) of unspeakable global terror and destruction starting the day the coming Antichrist will stand in a new Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and demand to be worshiped "as God."  As noted, the coming "Apocalypse" (the "Great Tribulation") will be the irreversible result of a 'Peace Plan' which will one-day be enforced uponthe nation and people of Israel by a very popularcoming world leader, a false "man of peace"... acounterfeit "Messiah"... the coming "Antichrist"... "the Prince (Ruler) who is to come" (Daniel 9:26-27).

As the Day of the Lord draws near ... what does God expect of us?

     "But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,
       in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise,
       and the elements will melt with fervent heat;
       both the Earth and the works that are in it willbe burned up. 
       Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
       what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 
       looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God,
       because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire,
       and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 
       Nevertheless we, according to His promise,
       look for new heavens and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells. 
       Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things,
       be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot, and blameless"
       (2 Peter 3:10-14)

God will provide hope and shelter to all who will heed His warnings before it is too late ...

     "Watch therefore,
       and pray always
       that you may be counted worthy to escape
       all these things that will come to pass . . ."    (through Jesus Christ's worthiness ... not ours)
       (Luke 21:36)

     "Before the decree is issued,
       before the day passes like chaff,
       before the LORD'S fierce anger comes upon you,
       before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you!
       Seek the LORD, all you meek of the Earth, who have upheld His justice.
       Seek righteousness,
       seek humility.
       It may be that you will be hidden
       in the day of the LORD'S anger."
       (Zephaniah 2:2-3)

Have a hard time believing in God?  The above verses are clear . . . 

Why?  God is warning us ...

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