14 Signs before the Second Advent of Christ

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Edited by JE Bradburn

There is one Source who really knows what will happen. Did you realize that about one-fourth of the entire Bible is prophecy and that about 90 percent of all prophecy is for "the end time"—the time just ahead of us? Notice what the Apostle Peter wrote about the Bible’s prophecies: 

2 Peter 1:19–21 (KJV)

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved.

 

 So we have seen and proved, which the prophets have said; came true. You will do well to pay close attention to everything they have written, for, like lights shining into dark corners, their words help us to understand many things that otherwise would be dark and difficult. For no prophecy recorded in Scripture was ever thought up by the prophet himself. It was the Holy Spirit within these godly men who gave them true messages from God. 

Make no mistake about it. Jesus’ return will not happen secretly in some obscure cave, and no one being aware of it. Jesus Christ will literally come back to the city of Jerusalem, to the top of the Mount of Olives, to begin governing the entire earth! There will be a divine, one-world government. What a shock that will be to all humanity!

 

You can know what the signs are that will precede Christ’s coming and watch for them. Why stay in ignorance about the meaning of the events taking place around you? Jesus commands His genuine disciples to watch and to be ready.

 

Luke 21:36 (KJV) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy all those things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

 

Your entire life is about to change. Events will unfold soon to destroy the Western world’s way of life, as we have known it. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are three accounts of Christ’ teaching to His disciples what to look out for before He returns.

 

Luke 21: 31 (KJV) So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

 

Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things are fulfilled. Soon, mankind will suffer through the most devastating, bloody war in human history—called, in biblical terminology, the "Great Tribulation."

 

Matthew 24:21–22 (KJV)

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

 

We are now approaching that time, and these things are now being revealed. "Many shall be purified, cleansed and refined God is examining you and me, testing us to see who is willing to obey His Word, but the wicked shall continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand"

 

Daniel 12:10 (KJV) Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

 

If you consider yourself a follower of Jesus, then you should pay close attention to His instruction to you: "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man"

 

Luke 21:36 (KJV) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

 

(The Economist, Jan. 8, 1994, p. 16). The "new world order" is only producing a faltering, fading peace. Events will get worse, not better. At no time in my life," said Lear, "has our culture been so estranged from spiritual values. Our problems lie beyond the reach of politics alone." America nor U.K. and English speaking countries will not escape this increasing intra-national and international strife. The day will come when the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and the destruction of the World Trade Centre towers in 2001 seem like minor skirmishes as governments become unstable and old alliances fall apart. Civil wars and wars between nation-states will increase. There will be little wars and big wars, resulting finally in a great war, which will culminate at the battle of Armageddon in the Jezreel Valley in Israelat which point Christ will return.

Yes, there is a wonderful Tomorrow’s World, but realistically you should realize that life will get very dark and desperate before a new world dawns. Have you noticed the completely inexplicable outbreaks of violence—random shootings, murders and mass killings? Jesus Christ predicted this societal breakdown just before his return. "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold"

 

Matthew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

 

Paradoxically, the United States and Canada and U.K. and all English speaking countries have remarkably high percentages of their populations who say they believe in God and go to church regularly. This hypocritical national behaviour was foreseen as characteristic of the human society existing just before the Messiah’s return.

 

14 SIGNS TO WATCH FOR, PRIOR TO THE RETURN OF CHRIST.

 

1 THE SIGN OF WARS

 

 Watch for wars—big wars, little wars, ethnic wars, wars of all sorts and escalating violence and increasing lawlessnesswhich will increasingly affect all the world, especially the English-speaking nations.
 Often, people think the world will get better. Former President George H. W. Bush talked about a "new world order" http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm as though there was going to be peace. This post–Cold War time is unstable and extremely volatile—so much so that one of the world’s most respected magazines typified this present time as "strange”. There are few certainties. One, however, is that lions are not going to lie down with lambs: wars will continue" (The Economist, Jan. 8, 1994, p. 16). The "new world order" is only producing a faltering, fading peace. Events will get worse, not better. Why are our civilizations bankrupt of workable solutions to global, peaceful cooperation among nations and ethnic groups? Norman Lear, long-time television producer and political activist, clearly delineated the problem in a speech addressed to the National Press Club.

"At no time in my life," said Lear, "has our culture been so estranged from spiritual values. Our problems lie beyond the reach of politics alone." Again, the Gospel of Matthew contains Jesus’ prophecy to His disciples about the state of the world just prior to His Second Coming.

 

Matthew 24:6–7 (KJV)

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of war: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm

 

While humanity has lived with warfare over the millennia, the sheer destructive potential of today’s weapons, and the possible massive scale of conflict, have made for a unique and dangerous time, which is unprecedented in human history. Have you noticed the completely inexplicable outbreaks of violence—random shootings, murders and mass killings? Jesus Christ predicted this social breakdown just before his return.

 

Matthew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

 

The Apostle Paul was inspired to write:

 

2 Timothy 3:1–5 (KJV)

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

Men deny the authority of God, despite a show of religiousness. Paul commands, under inspiration of God, "From such people turn away.” Get away from people who talk about religion, but deny the authority of God, because they will mislead you. They will confuse you. This sassy, sarcastic, lust-filled generation is headed for big, big trouble. You need to recognize that and not be a part of it. The sign of wars, increasing violence and lawlessness is the first thing to watch for. This is happening now 2018.

 

2 DROUGHTS AND FAMINE

 

 Drought and famine—lack of rain and lack of food—will stalk the earth on a massive scale never seen before. Yes, these things will become much, much worse. When there is drought you also have wildfires—range fires and forest fires. After the fires have burned off the brush, there is always the danger of floods when it resumes raining because there is no vegetation in the burned area’s watershed to retain the precipitation. These catastrophes of drought, famine, fire and flood naturally tend to go together. This is also happening today 2019.

 

Matthew 24:7 7 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 

"And there will be famines." Worldwide famines will engender vicious competition and strife among nations over food. This will mean increased political and military danger, especially for the United States, Britain and the British-descended peoples, whose lands have typically been seen as the breadbasket of the world.

It is practically unthinkable to suggest that one dark day the supermarkets and restaurants will have to close due to lack of food! But famine, the pain of empty stomachs, will occur in the United States of America, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere among the English-speaking peoples of the world. Let us understand what God says and why.
     Most people just do not understand that it is God Almighty who controls the weather and that He sometimes uses this power to punish nations that displease Him! King Solomon knew this. During the dedication of God’s temple in Jerusalem he acknowledged God’s power; does God collectively punish a nation for mocking or ignoring His moral, ethical standards? You bet He does!

 

Hebrews 10:30–31 (KJV)

30 For we know Him that hath said, “Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the LORD” And again the LORD shall judge His people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

 

Yet God is merciful and patient with individuals and nations that have a change of heart. Solomon also understood this point when he prayed,

 

 1 Kings 8:35–36 (KJV)

35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against Thee; if they pray towards this place, and confess Thy name, and turn from their sin, when Thou afflictest them:

36 Then hear Thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy servants, and of Thy People Israel, that Thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon Thy land, which Thou hast given to Thy People for an inheritance.

 

 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
     

We need to recognize that God controls the weather! He punishes His own people when needed. If our nations would return to God with heartfelt repentance, and begin to keep His laws and live His way, then these plagues need not come.

·        But how many of you believe this will really happen?

·        How many of you believe that our nations will have a heartfelt repentance and get back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel? I think most of us know better. I wish they would, but I doubt that they will. Regrettably, our nations have some very hard lessons ahead to learn about thumbing their noses at God.

 

3 EARTHQUAKES AND OTHER NATURAL CATASTROPHES

 

God prophesies that earthquakes and other natural catastrophes will increase. Before Christ will return, we are told there will be "earthquakes in various places" In the last few years, most of you realize that there have been frequent earthquakes, sometimes in unusual, and diverse places. This trend will continue because the Bible indicates that it will. Jesus Christ prophesied of them. And you, too, should be expecting them. Watch, as the number and magnitude of earthquakes grow, because they will become extremely devastating.

These earth-jarring occurrences arise from natural shifts and changes in the earth’s mantle, especially along worldwide earthquake belts or fault lines. A million people died in earthquakes during the 20th century, and scientists acknowledge that the 21st "might see 10 times as many deaths, with a million lost in a single blow" (San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quakes Grow Deadlier," Sept. 28, 1999).

The earthquakes specifically mentioned by Jesus Christ, as a foreshadowing sign of His return will be unusual by their location or unparalleled in magnitude.

 

Revelation 6:5–6 (KJV)

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, “Come and see.” And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

 

Why? Most of us understand. But remember that Jesus Christ directly predicted,

 

Matthew 24:7 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 

Have there not always been earthquakes? Of course there have. So Jesus must have been speaking of more earthquakes than usual—and more powerful earthquakes. And that is exactly what has been happening over the past several years! 

 

Isaiah 29:6 (KJV) Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

 

God says of Jerusalem:

 

Malachi 3:6 (KJV) For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

 

“Ref to Pent” Numbers 23:10 (KJV) Who can count the dust of Jacob, And the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my last end be like his!

 

Pentateuch:

The Pentateuch is full of technical terms and legal phraseology; and has its own peculiar vocabulary. The constant reference to these by all the prophets proves conclusively that the Pentateuch as a whole must have had a prior existence; and must have been well known by the prophets, and understood by those who heard the prophetic utterances and read the prophetic writings.

Throughout all the books of the prophets such references to the Pentateuch have been noted in the margin of the Companion Bible with the brief indication “Ref to Pent” followed by the passages referred to. Regard must also be had to the fact that the canonical order of the prophetic books is not the same as their chronological order; for example Malachi [the latest prophet] refers [Malachi 1:2] to an earlier passage of Deuteronomy

[Deut 7:8] than Isaiah [one of the earliest prophets], who refers, in Isa 1:2 to a later passage [Deut 3:1] These prophecies in God’s Word, the Holy Bible, are very true.

 

He did punish ancient Jerusalem with earthquakes and storms. Now, He is beginning to punish modern Israel in the same way.

Los Angeles for example, is regarded as the media capital of the world. More rotten, vile movies and television shows featuring murder, mayhem and illicit and perverted sex are produced in Los Angeles than in any other place anywhere in the world. California has long been regarded as the "leading edge" of almost any form of perversion known to man. So the Great God who guides the affairs of men and nations has every right to punish such degeneracy and rebellion against His laws and His ways by a people He has blessed so much. And the people in California—as in most parts of the English-speaking world—have had many chances to learn the Truth in the past if they had any genuine interest.
     Maybe a good shaking up will get people’s attention! So, dear readers, watch for increasing earthquakes as a sign that Christ is coming soon. And if you would like to know more about God’s intervention in natural phenomena, write for your free copy of our booklet “Who Controls the Weather?” Los Angeles has had major fires, mud slides, and drought, see the news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/16/fire-and-flood-in-drought-stricken-california-weather-worries-of-all-kinds-loom/?utm_term=.c2d499df8825 

 

4 DISEASE EPIDEMICS

 

 The Greek word translated "pale" is chloros, which signifies the pale-green or the sickly yellow-greenish colour of severe disease. Jesus Christ predicted that great "pestilences" would be one of the signs to mankind to warn of His imminent return.

 

 Matthew 24:7 )KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.

 

Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and do all His commandments which I command this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

 

God, speaking directly through Moses, is saying that if our peoples of today would obey God, and diligently observe to do His commandments, and statutes, He would set us on high above all the nations of the earth. That is exactly what God did do to the ancient Kingdom of Israel at the time of King David. When King David turned to God with all his heart, He began to bless and prosper Israel magnificently.

 

Deuteronomy 28:15, 22, 27–28 (KJV)

15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day.

22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

27 The LORD will smite you with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods (haemorrhoids), and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

 

Disease epidemics are clearly a tool used by God to punish disobedient people. Again, these coming events will not occur primarily somewhere in Africa, Asia or somewhere like that. Disease epidemics will begin to strike America, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia in a worse way than they have ever done in our entire history. (NHS is already struggling).

 

5 THE RISE OF AN AGGRESSIVE, FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAMIC POWER

 

Presently, the whole Islamic world in the Middle East and North Africa is being enveloped by a wave of resurgent Islamic fundamentalism. Islamic fundamentalist insurgencies, funded by rogue states and terrorist organizations, are trying to destabilize the moderate, Western-leaning, secular regimes currently in power, and are seeking to replace them with a unified, resuscitated Islamic caliphate (empire)—the prophesied "king of the South." The final leader over these reinvigorated Muslim nations will be a tremendously powerful religio-political false Messiah or "Mahdi" who will draw his power from a confederation of those nations. He will provoke the key events written in Daniel 11, which must occur before the return of Jesus Christ to this earth.

Do you think that fanatical Muslims would not use nuclear or biological weapons if they have the opportunity? You had better believe they would. And Bible prophecy shows how it will all turn out. This great charismatic "Mahdi" (Messiah) will gather together the forces of Islam in a final jihad (holy war) against the morally corrupt nations of the West, whose religion, lifestyle and values represent a deadly challenge to the Islamic dream.

He will feel emboldened to provoke or attack the European Union. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingofthenorth.htm  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm

 

 Daniel 11:40 – 43 (KJV)

40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with, chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and passover. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/cyprus.htm

41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

43 But he shall have powers over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

 

We may conclude that Edom, Moab, and Ammon constitute the people of the Western side of Jordan; in fact, the entire Israeli-Jordan border.  Therefore, it can be said that the antichrist will allow the people of western Jordan to escape.  It is well known that the population of the entire country of Jordan is 75 percent "Palestinian."    The verse says "the CHIEF of the CHILDREN of Ammon."    Since Ammon is the capitol of Jordan, this is a significant statement. In a recent interview it was stated that King Abdullah of Jordan would follow a "Jordan First" policy.   Therefore, he is already saying that EDOM, MOAB, and AMMON (since they are his own people) will be allowed protection (if and when the king enters the INTERNATIONAL arena). Until just days ago, the Badr Brigadethe Jordanian branch of the PLA – was a symbolic brigade of the symbolic Palestinian army, which has other branches around the Arab world. Now it may become a large active force once again. In 1964, the PLA was an army with which to be reckoned. Established to "liberate Palestine," the brigades were highly trained by each of the Arab countries in which they were hosted. The soldiers are all either Palestinian refugees or their descendants.

This will anger the fierce "king of the North" and the forces of the king of the South” will be completely crushed by this European power. The king of the North will then come down "like a whirlwind" (v. 40) and take over the Middle East, including the Holy Land (vv. 41–42). The king of the North’s armies will seize control of the region’s vast oil reserves (verse 43 above).

These soon-to-happen events will be awesome to witness. The "king of the North," a future European Napoleon or Hitler type a powerful, dynamic leader, will react mightily with blitzkrieg retaliation. This dramatic military response against the king of the South will set off a chain of other events.

 

Daniel 11:31 (KJV) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

 

As we will discuss later, there will, at the end of this age, either be a temple or a special altar in Jerusalem. The priests of the family of Aaron will again offer the daily animal sacrifices prescribed in the Old Testament until a great military power (NATO) comes in and places there what is called the abomination of desolation. (Asherah) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm

 

     The event continues in Daniel chapter 12 (KJV) "At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time."

Therefore, we know that Michael will cast Satan down to earth at the same time of the abomination that causes desolation, when the Antichrist is revealed. In Revelation 13, John tells us even more about what happens during this last three-and-a-half years (“One half of the One week”) of the Great Tribulation when Satan is unrestrained.

 

1.      Michael arises and throws Satan out of heaven to earth.

 

2.      Satan gives his power to the Antichrist. (NATO)

 

3.      Antichrist is revealed at the abomination that causes desolation.

 

4.      The Great Tribulation begins immediately and lasts 3 1/2 years.

 

5.      Christ returns on the Day of the Lord and gathers His elect.

 

Putting all this together, we have concluded that Michael is the one who is holding back Satan (the power of lawlessness) until the appointed time. Michael will then defeat Satan in battle and throw him and his angels down to earth. Satan’s power of lawlessness will then be unrestrained and he will turn his fury on the people of God. Judea And The 10 tribes of Israel http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

So now we know the mystery of all three players in Paul’s last days scenario, as it is written.

 

1.      He who is being held back        - Satan

 

2.      He who is doing the holding      - Michael is the restrainer!

 

3.       He who will be revealed           - Antichrist

 

This is talking about the American, the British Commonwealth and the Jewish people.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/cyprus.htm So, right after this great Muslim "king of the South" causes a war, and the European "king of the North" conquers much of the Middle East, then this king of the North comes west against God’s people, to strike at us. This is the beginning of the Great Tribulation. We need to realise where all these things are leading, and how they will affect our lives—your life, your family, your children.

 

6 AN ASCENDANT EUROPEAN UNION SEEKS GLOBAL PRIMACY

 

Watch Europe! Revelation 13 describes the revival of a great military power. (NATO) The symbolic language which the Apostle John used—about a fantastic beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns—depicts a recurring, evil political system which has greatly oppressed and heavily influenced the peoples in Western civilization, and through them, the entire world (Holy Roman Empire).

·        The seven heads represent seven distinct revivals of this evil empire over a long period of time.

·        The ten horns represent the ten leaders (kings) of the constituent nations, which will make up this ungodly federation that will, first of all, fight against God’s saints.

These ten leaders will also fight against Christ Himself at His return.

 

Revelation 17:12–14 (KJV)

12 And the twelve horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lords of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

 

The synonymous word for power.

Kratos = strength  (as exerted); power put forth with effect, and in government: from which we have the English.

·                                Theocracy, government by God;

·                                Aristocracy, government by the best;

·                                Democracy, government by the people.

The synonymous word for power (Theocracy) reveals that God is taking back His blessings from His People Israel, and fulfilling His plan to overcome them.  In other words, they will rule for a very short time along with the final "Hitler."

     That is shocking! The Bible is discussing a wholly evil empire that is yet to arisenot some political power way back in history somewhere. Life in the future will not be "kinder and gentler." This final system is just ahead of us, and the men and women in this oppressive government will literally fight Jesus Christ at His coming!

One of the major characteristics of this federated union, described in the Bible as "Babylon the Great," is its enormously attractive economic prosperity and wealth. Material goods will abound for those who cooperate and submit to "Babylon." The Bible says this about the coming, wicked federated union,

 

Revelation 18:3 (KJV) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.      

 

Humanity will become seduced by one of the oldest of false gods—the golden calf of materialism and pleasure

Do not think these things cannot happen again! God says these things will happen. There will be a revival of an evil empire in the same spirit as the pagan Roman Empire. It will hate God’s people and the Word of God.

 On the continent, the move toward European unity—and the resulting break with United States influence—proceeds vigorously. As French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac observed of the new military force, "European defence must naturally be co-ordinated with the [NATO] alliance. But as for the development and implementation, it must be independent" (London Daily Telegraph, "Chirac Angers Blair," Dec. 8, 2000).

British Conservative politicians embarrassed Blair with the disclosure of "a joint German-Italian document calling for another summit in 2004 to plan ‘further development of European integration’" (London Daily Telegraph, "Tories Attack ‘Super state Deception,’" Dec. 7, 2000). Many in Britain are uncomfortable with seeing their ties with the United States weakened by the EU, at the same time that British national sovereignty is weakened by the EU’s centralizing force. We do need to understand the momentous times in which we live. A new world order is in the process of emerging.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm Will the present European Union transform itself into "Babylon the Great"? Watch! The Bible’s prophecies will be fulfilled before Christ returns—that is the whole point.

 God uses vicious leaders like the coming "king of the North" to punish His hypocritical people, who say they worship Him and print His name on their money (the Americans), but do not do the things He commands. This future "Hitler" will execute God’s wrath, especially upon the peoples of America and the British countries, because as nations they have rejected God’s values and chosen sinful pleasures and conveniences.

 

Ezekiel 7:2-9 (KJV)

2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the LORD GOD unto the land of Israel; “An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

3Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send Mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.”

4And Mine eyes shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; “An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.”

6An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.”

7The morning is come unto thee, (= the [turn or circle] has come round) O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm

8Now will I shortly pour out My fury upon thee, and accomplish Mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.”

9 And Mine eyes shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD That smiteth.”

 

This coming king of the North "shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all"

 

Daniel 11:37 (KJV) Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any GOD: for he shall magnify himself above all.

 

The desire of women; In view of the context this must refer to any gods desired by women: such as Baaltis, Astarte, or Mylitta of the Babylonians; the Persian Artemis, or the Nanœa of the Syrians; or the “queen of heaven”.

 

Jeremiah 7:18 (KJV) Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

 

Congregation = Used technically of Israel, who are the lost ten tribes of today. Ephraim and Manasseh, and all English speaking nations. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm

This despicable political leader will cooperate with a false church system for a time,  (The Roman Catholic Church) but he is not attracted to its religious teachings personally, and only wishes to use it to achieve power. He sees himself above it. In his enormous ego he tries to make a god out of himself.

     "But in their place," this coming Hitler type will "honour a god of fortresses," or a god of munitions, as some translations have it; "and his god; which his fathers did not know (Satan) he shall honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things". This powerful individual will dedicate tremendous amounts of international resources to building up his military machine. And he will worship his power and that military machine. "He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall make more wealthy, and shall appoint them as rulers over many, and shall distribute the land for a price". Those who don’t…

 

Daniel 11:39 (KJV) Thus shall he do in the most strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

    

Here is this awesome power of a coming "Hitler," and, as we explained, there will be exactly ten nations or groups of nations eventually in Europe having ten kings or rulers over them. They will give their power and strength to this coming dictator, Abbadon; this "Hitler," for a short time just before Christ’s return. And as verse 40 shows, this European power block will also fight against the Islamic power block to the south.

 

7 A POWERFUL RELIGIOUS FIGURE LEADS A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL

 

 One of the definite "signs of the end-times," which will herald the close of this present evil age, (Flesh Age) http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm is the arrival on the scene of a great false religious leader, called in the Bible the "false prophet"

 

Revelation 19:19–21 (KJV)

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him That sat on the horse, and against His army.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him That sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

 

This religious leader will possess great charisma, and will exercise a very powerful influence over a political power—the soon-coming "Beast" (Revelation 13, 17, 19)

 He will be the long-prophesied, influential head of a great, militant church in Europe. Together, this combination of personal charisma and awesome power to influence others will have an enormous effect on the fortunes of the nations of the Western world.
This coming false religious leader—a leader who is prophesied to sit astride the end-time "Beast" (the revival of a governmental system having characteristics similar to the old Holy Roman Empire which was a combination of church and state) is described in:

 

Isaiah 47:1 (KJV) Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

 

Notice this is a daughter of ancient Babylon. A modern sort of Babylon is to rise up! Who, then, is this "lady" mentioned in Isaiah 47? God’s Word gives us a clear answer.

 

Isaiah 47:5 (KJV) Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

 

This woman is called the "Lady of Kingdoms" because she has a fornicating political relationship with, and actually rules over, quite a number of different kingdoms or governments of this world. Now continue this important end-time prophecy,

 

Isaiah 47:6 (KJV) I was wroth with My People, I have polluted Mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.”

 

Who are God’s people? There are two ways this can be properly understood: one is the Church of God, the other is God’s physical people, Israel http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

Amos 3:2 (KJV) You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

 

This prophecy is definitely speaking nationally, so this is not talking about God’s true Church. Clearly, this is speaking about the end-time nations, which comprise modern Israel the Lost Ten Tribes. So God says,

 

Isaiah 47:6 (KJV) I was wroth with My People, I have polluted Mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.”


Notice the word "yoke."
This is a yoke of slavery laid upon us by the daughter of the ancient Babylon.

 

Isaiah 47:7 (KJV) And thou saidst, “I shall be a lady forever:” so that thou did not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter of it.

 

And so this modern "lady," this false religious system, will put a yoke on God’s birthright people—those who have received their tremendous national inheritances from God Almighty.
God speaks of this woman as being a "Lady of Kingdoms," putting a "yoke" on the neck of God’s chosen people, Israel, and says this Babylonian "lady" will not think she is doing any terrible thing when she afflicts God’s people. Then He says:

 

Isaiah 47:8 (KJV) Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, “I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children.

 

"But," God says,

 

Isaiah 47: 9 (KJV) But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

 

That is what God says! But where is this explained in the Bible? How can we know that this is an end-time prophecy? Turn back again to the book of Revelation, where He is talking about this same system. God says,

 

Revelation 18:3 (KJV) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm

 

A great religio-political trading system! Well, what is that trading system?

 

Revelation 18:2 (KJV) And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying,” Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

 

Yes, this modern Babylon, which is now in the process of forming in Europe, (E.U.) will be a very sophisticated, wealthy system that will soon dominate most of Europe. Yet Satan will heavily influence it!  Notice God’s warning to His people:

 

Revelation 18:4 (KJV) And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, My People, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Brexit)

 

Dwelling in this Babylonian system will be some of God’s people (this applies both physically and spiritually)—and they are commanded to: "Come out.” And so this Babylonian system and the people in it will be warned!  Now notice verse,

 

Revelation 18:7 (KJV) How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”

 Do you remember those words? That is quoting directly from

 

Isaiah 47:8 (KJV) Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children.

But," God says, yet modern Babylon will say those words!

 

Isaiah 47: 9 (KJV) But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

 

Revelation 18:8 (KJV) Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD God Who judgeth her.

 

Revelation 18:9 (KJV) And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication  and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.


But first, the modern descendants of ancient Israel will be brought down and punished by God through this very same system. These people will be punished as no peoples have ever been punished in modern history, because of their flagrant disobedience, and their going after every ungodly abomination.

 

8 THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD PREACHED TO ALL NATIONS

 

The great "Olivet prophecy" of Jesus Christ is pivotal in understanding future events. The disciples asked Jesus, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/olivetdiscourse.htm  

 

Matthew 24:3 -14 (KJV)

03 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

04 And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

05 For many shall come in My name, saying, “I am Christ;” and shall deceive many.

06 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

07 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.

08 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

09 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My names sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 

As we have seen, Jesus first warned them about false prophets, wars and rumours of wars leading to world war, famines, disease epidemics and earthquakes, and said, "All these are the beginning of sorrows" (v. 8).
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation" (v. 9). The coming Great Tribulation will affect the Church as well as national Israel. (Lost Tribes)

 "And [they will] kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake." This verse is quite significant because it says, in effect, that God’s true Church and Work will be known by all nations. People will not hate it unless they know about it, will they? They will hate the true Work of God because they will hate its message.
"But he who endures to the end, shall be saved" (v. 13
). The end of what?

Well, certainly the end of our physical lives individually, but this also applies to those alive at the end of this age. By this statement, Jesus intended to signify the end of 6,000 years of human experience and sin under the influence of Satan the Devil, which is heralded by the:

 

Second Coming of Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm


In verse 14, Jesus mentions another sign that must happen before His Second Comingand is happening right now. "And this gospel of the kingdom"—the Good News of the coming Kingdom or world-ruling government of God, based on God’s laws—"will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations." This Gospel is good news, but it contains a warning. Every nation on earth, not just a few, will hear about this as a "witness," not to convert them, but as a testimony of God’s future intentions. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetwowitnesses.htm
This is not the time when God is trying to convert everyone, as many ministers, who are trying to "save" the world now, would have you believe! God is not going around like a lonely hound dog, wagging his tail and hoping someone will pay attention to him. Through his sins, man has cut himself off from God .

 

Isaiah 59:1–2. (KJV)

1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.

 

John 6:44 (KJV) No man can come to Me, except the Father Which hath sent Me draw him: And I will raise him up at the last day.

This is the only way one can come to God. God’s Church is proclaiming the Gospel, witnessing to humanity so that those who are willing can seek Him. Whoever has their mind opened by God can understand. You are reading part of God’s "witness" right now!

 

9  WHEN FAITH AGAIN BECOMES A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH

 

Watch for persecution of Christians and the Church of God that keeps the Commandments of God

 

Revelation 12:17 (KJV) And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 (KJV) Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 Jesus said, "Then they will deliver you up to… kill you" (Matthew 24:9 & Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV). Here He is speaking to His people, His genuine disciples. The Apostle John gave the Church and anyone who reads the Bible a test to determine who is a bona fide Christian and who masquerades as such. "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him"

 

1 John 2:3–4 (KJV)

3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

4 He that saith, “I know Him,” and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

It is these commandment-keeping Christians who will be persecuted, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake"

 

Matthew 24:9 (KJV) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My names sake.

Jesus clearly foresaw that the world would be full of religious confusion during the end-time. "Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many"

 

Matthew 24:11 (KJV) And many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many.

Only the few seem to understand; only those called by God.

 

Mathew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Shows the result of this spiritual blindness and confusion: "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." So at the end there will be widespread chaos and lawlessness. And God says much of it can be traced back to false teachings and religious confusion from a Babylon of denominations and religions.
God’s people will be persecuted at the time of the end, just as the early Christians faced vicious attacks. Jesus told the disciples—and this certainly applies to us, His disciples today.

 

 

John 15:18–19 (KJV)

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

This present society around us will become increasingly hostile to God’s people and the moral standards they live by! The political, business, media, cultural and religious elites will feel condemned by the true Church of God, which will not compromise with God’s Word. God’s Church will be politically incorrect. This world will feel guilty.
How about you? If the Word of God reveals some Truth to you, which may be inconvenient, embarrassing, or personally or financially costly—what would be your reaction? Will you get angry at God because He is meddling? God says He has a right to tell you what is right or wrong in the most sensitive areas of your life. Some people will even start spitting in hatred at the mere thought that someone else seeks to impose His values on them! And they will not like it. All animals and human beings blink when suddenly exposed to light when they have been in darkness. They do not like that bright light. So it is with the light of Truth.

 

John 15:20 (KJV) Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me , they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.  

Did the religious and political authorities of Jesus’ time keep His Word? No, they did not. They crucified Him instead. But Jesus continued,

 

John 15:21 (KJV) But all these things will they do unto you for My names sake, because they know not Him That sent Me.

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm

 

10. A CRISIS STRIKES JERUSALEM

 

 Watch! The modern nation of "Israel," populated by the descendants of the biblical tribe of Judah (plus significant remnants of Levi and Benjamin) will suffer serious military losses with part of its territory occupied by enemies just before the Second Coming of Christ. This is of utmost significance! Many students of Bible prophecy declare that 1948 saw the great regathering of Israel in the Holy Land and the final establishment of the nation of Israel. That is absolutely wrong! This was just a precursor, a small forerunner of the gigantic regathering of the remnants of all 12 tribes of Israel that is yet to occur. Meanwhile, the hard-pressed Jewish people in Israel will be attacked and defeated once again. This is difficult to say, but the Bible makes that very, very clear.

 

Zechariah 14:1–2 (KJV)

1. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the People shall not be cut off from the city.


Joel 3:1–3 (KJV) 

1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.      

2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat.

3 And they have cast lots for My People; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

 

Luke 21:20 (KJV) And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

Jerusalem has been partially surrounded by armies in recent years, but we will see Jerusalem completely surrounded by armies. Notice this prophecy:

 

Luke 21:21 (KJV) Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it  depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there into.

Those who trust in God, those who believe in Christ, those who are true Christians will understand what to do when these things occur because they will have been studying these various signs as Jesus said. They will have been watching and praying. They will flee to the mountains.

 

Luke 21–22 (KJV) For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

So in the future, her enemies will overrun Jerusalem, the political and emotional capital of Israel, until Christ returns and fights the aggressor nations.

Zechariah 14:3 (KJV) Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against these nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.

Once again the city of prophets will be brought down and punished horribly. This major event in the prophetic end-time scenario will witness further outrage.

 

 

11. THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

 

When the city of Jerusalem is attacked and conquered, the foreign occupying power will begin what the Bible calls the "abomination of desolation." What is that? Jesus Christ describes this abomination of desolation in,

 

Matthew 24:15–20 (KJV)

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth let him understand)

16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house.

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 A woe unto them that with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day.

 

Start with verse 15: "Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ [a loathsome contamination], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place… then let those who are in Judea [today known as the modern state of Israel] flee to the mountains." The people in Judea are instructed, when they see this terrible abomination of desolation, to flee to the mountains.
Prophecy predicts that Jerusalem is again to be surrounded by armies (Zechariah 12:2), and an idol will be set up in a holy place. Jesus warns those who are faithful to escape quickly when this desecration takes place. "Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes" (Matthew 24:17–18). In other words, you are to get out immediately when you see this happening, because if you wait, it will be too late to escape safely. "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those with nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath [God’s people will be keeping the Sabbath]" (vv. 19–20).
     There is a historical parallel to this end-time overthrow of Jerusalem and the erection of an idolatrous object on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, some 160 years before the First Coming of Christ, the pagan Seleucid Greeks upon the altar of God sacrificed pigs as offerings. A statue of Zeus, the chief Greek god, was set up. Something similar will occur once again.

 

The Ashērah http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Ashera.htm

 

Zechariah 12:2 (KJV) Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

 

Matthew 24:15, 17-18 (KJV)

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

 

Two statements particularly stand out in this verse of Matt 24:15;

 

1.     The abomination of desolation STANDS in the holy place, (Temple in Jerusalem) not sits, kneels, leans, stoops, or anything else; but STANDS in the holy place (temple).  https://levendwater.org/companion/append42.html

2.      I believe this to be the Ashērah, which can be studied in appendix 42 on page 35 for those who possess the KJV Companion Bible. Here are a few excerpts from the text.  

So too with the ‘Ashērah: Originally a tree, symbolical of the (tree of life,) it was an object of reverence and veneration. Then came the perversion of the earlier idea, which simply honoured the origin of life; and it was corrupted and debased into the organ of procreation, which was symbolized by the form and shape given to the ‘Ashērah. It was the Phallus image of;

 

Isaiah 57:8 (KJV) Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy rememberance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than Me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.

We are living during a time, which is like the calm before a menacing, destructive storm. If you had been a Jew in Germany in 1935, would you have been alert to your people’s future destiny? Would you have taken appropriate action to save the lives of your family members? You need to be paying attention to what is happening in world events! The cost of ignorance, laxness or a dilatory attitude will be extremely high.


to the God of Abraham, Isaac Remarkably, an important implication of Matthew 24:15 is that there will once again be animal sacrifices on an altar at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount dedicated and Israel! Another scripture confirming this states:

 

Daniel 12:11 (KJV) And from that time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Since there is prophesied to be a place of sacrifice, many wonder if there will be a great temple raised up in Jerusalem. An alternative idea would be that there will be merely an altar set up, as happened when the Jews returned from their captivity in Babylon.

 

Ezra 3:2 (KJV) Then stood up Joshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God. 

Watch for this in your world news. Prophecy clearly shows that the Jews will once again be sacrificing at Jerusalem. Whether in a temple or at a simple altar is not yet clear. The Jewish people—remember the Six Day War—(move swiftly and courageously) when they are urgent about something.
From the time that the daily sacrifices to God are stopped by a foreign aggressor (possibly by the coming "king of the North") and the abomination of desolation is set up "there shall be 1290 days" This scripture discusses a certain period of time after the abomination of desolation until the end of this present (Age) when Christ returns to this earth as King of kings to usher in a genuinely new world order, the Kingdom of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
     "Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the 1335 days. But you," God told Daniel to "go your way, till the end; for you shall rest" http://www.godsplan.org.uk/newkingdom_eternalkingdom.htm

 

Daniel 12:12–13 (KJV)

12 Blessed is he that waitheth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of thy days.

In other words, Daniel would not himself see the fulfilment of the prophecies God inspired through him. Daniel was to live out his days and die, never having understood the prophecy he was inspired to write down. But today, we can read Daniel’s words and understand, if we begin to walk with God and study these things thoroughly. We need to realize that we are living in momentous times when all these things are about to occur. Let that motivate us to really study God’s Word. And most importantly of all, let us obey our God in all things!

 

 

12. THE COLLAPSE OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING NATIONS—THE GREAT TRIBULATION

 

 Before the glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom, watch for the decline and eventual conquest of the English-speaking nations by their enemies! The biblical terminology for this event is "The Great Tribulation." http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
     

The Word of God reveals that the worst, most indescribably terrifying time in the entire history of this planet is soon to occur. This terrifying time (the Great Tribulation) is also spoken of as the time of "Jacob’s trouble"

 

Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV) Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble.

 

It will be such an awful time that the destruction and genocide of the Second World War will seem like a picnic in comparison! Let us, therefore, examine the scriptures dealing with this dramatic alteration in the world’s power structure, which, like a powerful steel trap, will suddenly spring upon an unsuspecting world!

Most of us will live to see these cataclysmic times, whether we realize it or not. "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people"

 

Luke 21:23 (KJV) But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

 

When you really understand this prophecy, Jesus was here speaking nationally of the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples, the Jews and others of the modern-day descendants of the ancient nation of Israel http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm                                                    when He uttered that staggering prophecy. Now: notice this same prophecy in a parallel account in Matthew.

 

Matthew 24:21–22 (KJV)

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.


In the past, it was not possible to exterminate all human life from this earth. You might have had a devastating war in Europe, or in the Middle East, but you would still have millions of people untouched elsewhere in the world in Africa, Asia, and Australia or in North or South America. But Jesus prophesied of a unique time in the history of humanity. No nation can feel secure from the utter annihilation, which is now possible by thermonuclear warfare!
In the 1950s, it finally became possible to blast all human life off this planet. During the last half-century, we have now multiplied our ability to assure our destruction many times over. Scientists tell us today that we now can erase all human life from this earth at least 20 times over! Christ is describing our time today! No Roman army of Jesus’ day could ever boast of such murderous power.
Here is what the prophet Jeremiah said about this same time: "Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel [whose modern descendants partially include the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples] and Judah. ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labour with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour, and all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great [Jeremiah prophesied under inspiration] so that none is like it’"

 

Jeremiah 30:4–7 (KJV)

4 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

5 For thus saith the LORD; “We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore (why) do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

7 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble. but he shall be saved of it.

 

·        There has never been a time of trouble in human history like this one. Whose time of trouble does this terrible tribulation pertain to? It is the time of "Jacob’s trouble" (v. 7).

·        It will be a time of trouble so great that none is like it. There cannot be two times of trouble like this. This is the same time of trouble described in, Matthew 24:21.

·       The same time described in Mark 13 and Luke 21, the same time of trouble described back in Ezekiel 36 and Daniel 12 and elsewhere as the "Great Tribulation."

·       It is the time of God’s intervention to chastise His chosen people. Nevertheless, speaking of that woeful time of trouble, God says: "I will not make a complete end of you"

 

Jeremiah 30:11 (KJV) For I am with thee,” saith the LORD, “to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations wither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.”

 

So he will not utterly destroy us, but He will punish us severely—to shake us to the roots of our very being in order to wake us up. He will correct and humble His people in order to wake them up before it is too late!
This unprecedented time of trouble will be directed primarily against the American and British-descended Commonwealth peoples, though the other modern-day descendants of Israel will also have troubles. But why against our people?

It is because the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic people have been recipients of God’s tremendous birthright promises as the descendants of the patriarch Joseph

 

Genesis 49:22–26 (KJV)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (From thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel:)

25 Even by the God of thy father, Who shall help thee; and by the ALMIGHTY, Who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breast, and of the womb.

26 The blessings of the Father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

 

For more information on this subject, "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel."  http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm Great Britain (Ephraim) and The United States (Manasseh) in Prophecy. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm                                                       In God’s eyes, blessings also impart responsibilities. We are not a favourite or pet people, but we have been chosen by God for a very special purpose. Regrettably, we have failed to fulfil that purpose. Let us understand why and what will happen.
"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory"

 

Matthew 24:30 (KJV) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

May God Almighty speed that great day!
Americans and British-descended Commonwealth peoples have been materially blessed above all nations on the earth for the last 200 years. During that 200-year period, the English-speaking peoples have wielded power which thwarted the belligerent, aggressive nations—the Central Powers in World War I and the Axis Powers in World War II. Twice in this century, we have restored a warring world to a measure of peace and security. Yet in spite of that, most of our peoples, individually, have turned away from our God. We continue to praise the Lord hypocritically. "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

 

Mark 7:6–7 (KJV)

6 He answered and said unto them, “Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This People honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.


There are numerous end-time prophecies which reveal to our Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples exactly what God Almighty says will happen to us—if we do not turn from our present wayward course of disobedience to Him and His commandments.

The Pivotal Old Testament Prophecy

The pivotal scripture for understanding end-time prophecy is found in the Old Testament in the 26th chapter of Leviticus. When we rightly understand our national identity, this prophetic chapter takes on a new, and urgent meaning. Here is basic, foundational information for modern Israel among whom are to be counted the American and British-descended peoples of the Commonwealth. Those Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples are part of the descendants of the so-called "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel." This prophecy is talking about our ancient ancestors, and it is also speaking of our children and grandchildren at the end of this age.
     We should watch for the fulfilment of those prophecies which foretell the downfall of Great Britain and United States, insofar as their national prestige and power are concerned, even before their cities are totally demolished in a future round of world war—World War III—which will be the most deadly time humanity will ever experience.


Speaking of the coming end-time Great Tribulation, God says:

 

Leviticus 26:14–17 (KJV)

14 But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will not do all these commandments;

15 And if ye shall despise My statutes, or if your soul abhor My judgements, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but that ye break My covenants:

16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

17 And I will set My face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

 

God Almighty says He will bring us down very low. If we continue transgressing His commandments, He will discipline us in more ways than we can begin to imagine.
Now continuing in the 26th chapter of Leviticus, God says:

 

Leviticus 26:18–19 (KJV)

18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass.

 

Our competitors for global power and influence are looking down on us with increasing glee as we stumble in resolving domestic and international problems. These things are happening to our peoples because we have turned aside from God. We have not obeyed the God of our fathers.

In Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 are powerful prophetic warnings for us today, because God does not change

 

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

 

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

 

God promised that if we would obey Him, He would set us "high above all nations of the earth;"

 

Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day.

 

However, if we do not obey God and keep His commandments: "Cursed shall you be in the city" Are we cursed in our cities?

 

Deuteronomy 28:16 (KJV) Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

 

Think about it. Millions of Americans and Great Britain’s are afraid to go out of their own homes at night. Elderly people and women and others all over this land are afraid to venture out in the evening—in this "land of the free, and the home of the brave"! We are locked in our homes like prisoners! No, we are not blessed in our towns and cities.
Further, our disobedience would bring upon us curses in our food supply due to bad weather and disease
, which in turn means empty shelves in the supermarkets, curses in sexual relations and curses in whatever policies or programmes that we nationally attempt because we have turned aside from the Great God. The growing effect of our national sins includes escalating crime, violence, marital infidelities, sexual perversions of all sorts, lying, cheating, stealing and every foul thing imaginable that is disgusting in the sight of a just and holy God.

The selfishness and decadence of our "modern lifestyle"—which is based on egotistical pride and vanity—are gnawing like voracious termites at the structural frame that holds in place the edifice of our national greatness. How long before our house collapses? Look around you and consider.
In spite of our great material blessings, the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-descended nations have turned away from God. We have plummeted in our moral standards. We have become nations of arrogant perverts, liars, thieves and murderers. And God will chastise us for our own good as God rebukes and chastens every son He loves.

 

Hebrews 12:6 (KJV) For whom the LORD loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.


God is saying , “ If  you do not want to serve Me, by keeping My Commandments, and Holydays, and walking in My ways. Then you will serve your enemies when you are brought down.”

 

Deuteronomy 28:48 (KJV) Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he (The enemy) shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he (The enemy)  have destroyed thee.

 

"Therefore if you will not serve God, then you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness"

This is the Father chastising His unruly children.

In other words, these English-speaking nations (including the Jews and others residing in them) will be taken into a terrible captivity. God says we will be "in need of all things; and the enemy will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you" Is that plain enough? God will take us into national slavery. The Holocaust of World War II will seem mild in comparison. Our peoples will not all die, but we will no longer exist as nations, not as the United States of America and the British-descended nations of the Commonwealth, after this awful punishment from God Himself!  "‘The Lord will bring a nation from far away, from the end of the earth, to swoop down on you like an eagle, a nation whose language you do not understand, a grim-faced nation showing no respect to the old or favour to the young"

 

Deuteronomy 28:49–50 (KJV)

49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue shalt not understand.

50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young.

 

This will not be Mexico or some nation nearby, but from "afar." From the end of the earth—from way over in Europe. This enemy will be "as swift as the eagle flies." It is interesting that three major nations on earth use an eagle as their symbol. One is the United States, another is Russia and the third is Germany. It will be "a nation whose language you will not understand" "a nation of fierce countenance" meaning a very warlike nation.
God reveals that we will be besieged in our own gates (v. 52), and our peoples will be so hungry, so desperate that they will resort to very desperate measures in the coming age. (v. 53).
Finally, we will be taken into slavery by a coming great power that is now beginning to rise up in Europe!

 

Deuteronomy 28:58 (KJV) If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

 

God Promises to Deliver His People!

God says He will humble us and correct us, but He also promises to deliver us from all our troubles—when we truly learn our lesson and turn from our many abominations!


Daniel 12:1–2
(KJV)

1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy People: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy People shall be delivered, every one that shall be found in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

Even after all the degrading, and humbling punishment that we will have to go through  in order to open our eyes, we are assured  that those who seriously repent, and are found in the book of life, shall be delivered

Daniel 12:3 (KJV)

3 And them that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

 

Those that are made wise through the continual, and in depth study of Our FATHER’s Word shall shine, and they that turn many sinners to repentance  shall shine as the stars forever.

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4 But, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

 

Shut up = close. Run to and fro or, apostatise The Hebrew. Shut = to rove, turn about, despise, Hence to do despite. But if we spell sūt with ‘s’ instead of with ‘Sh’ the meaning is to swerve, turn aside, apostatise “those who turn aside, or revolters. Knowledge: = calamities, or wickedness.

 

5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

The bank of the river = the river Tigris

 

6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?”

7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by Him that liveth forever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

 

The end of these wonders will be 31/2 years, and when he (The Antichrist) shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people. These will be the (Jew and Israelite} America, UK, Canada, Australia, and all the English speaking commonwealth.

                

 8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, “O My LORD, what shall be the end of these things?”

 9 And he said, “Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

 

Daniel was told to go his way without ever understanding the prophesies, and that the words of prophesy were sealed until the time of the end of this earth age, which was way off in the future at that time. But now we get to study them in detail today, and discover the real meaning of the prophesy by studying God’s Word.

 

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Here in verse 10 we are told that God’s children shall be purified and made white (Pure) All the dross shall be cleared away until only pure silver remains, leaving his children to live a life of excellence. None of the wicked will understand what’s happening, because of the evil and wickedness they have perpetrated on others while not believing in God, or His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

 

12 Blessed is he that waitheth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

 

13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of days.

 

The time setting is unmistakable. Daniel is talking about the resurrection to immortality of the saints of God which shall occur at the seventh or "last trump" when Jesus returns to this earth with all His mighty angels, to establish the Kingdom of God to rule for 1,000 years.

There are five specific periods of “time” and “days” mentioned in the book of Daniel (7:25; 8:14, 12:7, 11:12). In addition to these times we have the great period of the “seventy sevens” (or weeks) of years in chapter 9.Sixty-nine of these were completed at the cutting off of the Messiah; the last or “seventieth sevenis yet to come. All the other five periods of time in the book are to be referred to, and are standardised, so to speak, by this last seven. The “seventy weeks” (sevens) are confessedly to be reckoned as years. Therefore, on the basis of a Jewish year of 360 days, one seven is 360 x 7 = 2,520 days. The terminus a quo (A starting point or origin. A first point in time) 1,4,5,6, is manifestly determined by the term “in the midst of the Week” (the last “seven” of years), of the standard (column 3): that is 1,260 days, or 31/2 years from either end of the column.

The prince that shall come” (Antichrist) will make a covenant with many for one week” (i.e. seven years)

 

Daniel 9:27 (KJV) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

After 31/2 years on grounds not stated, he breaks this covenant (or “league” 11:23), the daily sacrifice is “taken away”, the “abomination” set up, and “Jacob’s trouble” commences and continues for the remainder of the “seven”: viz: for the 1,260 days or 31/2 years.

 

Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV) Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

 

It is this “midst of week” that determines both the a quo (starting point) and the ad quem (A goal or finishing point). of these Numbered Days. In Dan 8:14 is stated, “then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed” With regard to this “cleansing”, all the periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, synchronise at the end (see Ap. 89 for those who have the The Companion Bible, KJV)  https://levendwater.org/companion/append89.html while the last two columns  (5 and 6) are extended and prolonged beyond the close of the 1,260 days by two significant periods of days, viz. 30 days and 75 days, respectively.

The first of these, 1.290 days 1,260 = 30, And the 30 days here may be taken as a “Ve-Adar” or intercalary ) month of 30 days. (Inserted in the calendar to make the calendar year correspond to the lunar year. Used of a day or month) month of 30 days of “cleansing “ following directly after the destruction of the false Messiah, and the break up of his confederacy. These  thirty days may possibly the period alloted for the construction  of the new and glorious “Sanctuary” Of  Ezekiel 40 – 43, which is to be erected after the destruction and removal of the Jewish temple which will have been built by the sons of Israel some time prevously to its profanation by the Antichrist – as the anti type of Antiochus Epihanese.With regard to the 1,335 days of  12:12: This is 1,260 days with an excess of 75 days.. This again being an excess of 45 days beyond the 1,290  of 12:11. 1,335 is therefore ,1,260+30+45. If the 30 days are occupied with the “cleansing” i.e. with the “justifying” or “making righteous” a new and glorious “Sanctuary”, then it may be that the further 45days, over and above the 1,290, will cover the preparation time for the fulfillment of the forty – fifth psalm (such preparation, including the resurection to life of those concerned  in 12:2), in order that the nuptials of the king  may be celebrated as described in such wonderful and minute detail in that psalm.

In connection with this period (1,335 days) we have the only Beatitude ( Latin for "Blessings   ) in the book! “Blessed (ashrēy) is he that waiteth (= is steadfast) and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days”(12:12) A blessed “lot” indeed for those who will have passed through “the Trouble”  and are counted worthy to be participators in the scenes of glory and triumph of the King. For further study of Daniel’s time of trouble go to Appendix 89 - 91 in The Companion Bible KJV if you possess one. https://levendwater.org/companion/append89.html  https://levendwater.org/companion/append90.html  https://levendwater.org/companion/append91.html

 

1 Corinthians 15; 1 (KJV) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand

(Thessalonians 4; Revelation 20:4). Daniel is not speaking of something that happened way back in the Middle Ages. This prophecy concerning the Great Tribulation period leads right up to the glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the very end of this present evil world http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

 

Matthew 24:21–30

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or `there; ` believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, “Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the son of man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles (vultures) be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven:


As the foregoing prophecy reveals, God Almighty Himself will order one of His mighty angels, Michael, to stand "watch over" the people of Israel, who at that time will have had their power broken, and will have been scattered into many nations as captive slaves.  God’s miraculous deliverance of His people is clearly revealed in the thirtieth chapter of Jeremiah.

 

Jeremiah 30:10–11

10 Therefore fear thou not, O My servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of thy captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: thou I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

The remaining verses in this 30th chapter, as well as the 31st chapter of Jeremiah, go on to explain how God will greatly bless His people, once they have truly learned their lesson:

 

Jeremiah 30:19 (KJV) And out of them shall proceed thanks giving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.


What will be the final state of the peoples of Israel, after God delivers them from their captivity at the hands of a cruel oppressor?

 

Jeremiah 31:10–14 (KJV)

10 Hear the word of the LORD O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, “He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock.”

11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.

12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.

13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

14 And I will satiate (to satisfy to the full) the soul of the priests with fatness, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the LORD.”

 

Regrettably, the bad news prophesied by God’s Word of a terrifying time of trouble, will soon spring upon an unsuspecting, heedless world, and must come first! What a tragedy that our peoples will not hear and return to their God! That time will be the worst time of trouble this earth will ever experience.

 

Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV) Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;


But the ultimate in good news is that God’s Word also predicts the imminent return of Jesus Christ to this earth. He will deliver the modern-day descendants of Israel (of whom the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic nations and also the Jewish people are part) from a horrible time of captivity and trouble. God says He will sweep aside all human governments.

 

Revelation 11:15–18 (KJV)

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.”

16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces and worshipped God,

17 Saying, “We give thanks, O LORD God Almighty, Which art, and wast, and art to come: because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned.

18 And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear (Revere) Thy name, small and great: and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”

 

Revelation 19:11–16, 19-21(KJV)

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.

13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him That sat on the horse, and against His army.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him That sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

 

Christ will then banish Satan to the bottomless pit, so that he will no longer be able to mislead the nations for a thousand years. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm Then he must be released for a short time to test the nations before finally being thrown into the lake of fire.

 

Revelation 20:1–3 (KJV)

1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more. Till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

 

After removing Satan from power over the nations, the Great God will establish the Kingdom of God upon this sin-cursed, war-torn earth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

 

Isaiah 11:1–9 (KJV)

1 Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

 This 'Branch' is a descendant of 'Jesse', the father of King David. You'll find this genealogy of 'The Branch' Jesus Christ written in...Luke 3 starting at verse 23:

 

2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

 Our Father is giving us comfort in knowing that He would send His Son Jesus Christ for our salvation by believing on Him. The words underlined in this verse are the Seven Spirits, which are from our Father which rest upon His Son Jesus Christ, and are also given in...

 

3 And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:

 
This word 'fear' again is 'reverence'. Christ Immanu-El 'God with us' has no need of witnesses to know how to rightly judge with the heart, for He already knows us. How quick man is to judge others. How many times have we believed a falsehood that others have said against a friend or loved one, or passed bad judgment because we saw wrongly with our flesh eyes, jumping to conclusions? I know none born in the flesh that are not guilty of this, for only Christ Jesus is 'Perfect' in these matters, and the Only One without any sin while in the flesh, as the ones who crucified our Lord well knew also. I hope you're noticing something here in Isaiah. We are kind of learning The Gospel of Christ here aren't we? Remember Jesus said He came 'in the volume of The Book'

 

4 But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.

The first Advent of Christ did not accomplish all of this, though our Lord performed many miracles and good works while in the flesh to give a testimony that He was the awaited Messiah. His first Advent was as 'meek as a Lamb', to sacrifice Himself on the stake for us, offering ’The Way of Salvation' to all. The last part of this verse after the colon is future to us still.

 

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and faithfulness the girdle of His reins.

I believe the KJV translators could have done a better job with this verse.  It says a lot more in the Hebrew. The word 'girdle' in the Hebrew is 'ezowr' meaning 'a belt', but from a Hebrew root 'ziyqah', which means 'what leaps forth, i.e., flash of fire, or a burning arrow' (Strong's nos.232; 246; 2131). And 'faithfulness' is 'emuwnah' meaning 'literally firmness, figuratively security, morally fidelity', and 'reins' is 'chalats', meaning 'by implication, to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen' (Strong's nos. 2504; 2502). Put all this together and we really have something like: "His righteousness will be as a 'belt of a sharp burning fire', and from Him will come a strong Rule, full of peace and prosperity, secure, with all moral and righteous judgment, and there will be no end of His Power." 

 

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Keep in mind; God is giving us His Comforter; the Holy Spirit to 'know' these verses here. Use your 'Spirit' understanding and you'll get much more from it. We learned from the previous verses that all will be safe and 'secure' during God's Eternity of a heaven upon this old earth. Even a little helpless child will be able to play among animals that today, would devour. For those who enjoy the 'survival of the strongest' animal kingdom traits, it's all going to change.

 

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

 

This has not happened yet on this earth, and these verses have a double meaning. One; for the beginning of God's Millennium reign upon the earth is for a thousand years when all nations and peoples who did not follow Him, will be subdued. There will be no wars, but a time of peace, and: 

 

Revelation 20:4 (KJV) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.


Daniel 2:44 (KJV) And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.  

 

Daniel 7:27 (KJV) He delivereth and rescueth, and He worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, Who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.      

 

Finally, the nations shall have passed through the Great Tribulation, and will have arrived at the time, which all the prophets foretold—the establishment of the Kingdom of God to rule all nations—bringing peace, prosperity, health and happiness to all nations!

 

13. HEAVENLY SIGNS AND THE DAY OF THE LORD.

 

Next—after the Great Tribulation—there are to be dramatic astronomical signs in the heavens visible to everyone on earth.

 

Matthew 24:29 (KJV) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.


God really will intervene in human affairs! And He will even intervene with nature and show this generation that there is a real God. Even after the modern nations of Israel are in captivity, God is not yet finished. We have professed to being Christian nations, but nationally we are filled with deceit, vanity, avarice and violence.


Revelation 6: 12-13 (KJV)

12 And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sack cloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.


Here are incredible parts of a crescendo leading up to Christ’s return. Almost like a vast fireworks display in the evening sky, we will literally see the transition from the Great Tribulation to intensified punishments directly from God on any who are still unrepentant in defiant rebellion against their Creator. Notice verse17;

 

Revelation 6: 17 (KJV) For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand.


 Here in Revelation 6, the six seals outline the same events Jesus told the disciples would occur at the end. As the seals are opened we have; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm

1.      First, false prophets; unity: and commencement

2.      Second, wars; difference

3.      Third, famines; completeness:

4.      Fourth, disease epidemics; creative works

5.      Fifth, Great Tribulation (including martyrdom of saints). Divine Grace:

6.      Sixth seal is the heavenly signs the human number: Man

 

Open and read the significance of numbers link.

 

In Joel 2 also we see that the heavenly signs occur before the great and terrible Day of the Lord.

 

Joel 2:31 (KJV) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

 

We already saw in Matthew 24 that the heavenly signs come after the Great Tribulation. What yet remains before the Kingdom of God can be fully established?

 

 

14. THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES

After the first six seals of Revelation 6 are opened, we read:

 

Revelation 6:17 (KJV) For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 
Then, after describing the protection of the 144,000 and the great multitude in Revelation 7, chapter 8 describes the opening of the seventh sealGod’s direct punishment on a rebellious world. This consists of the seven trumpet plagues described in Revelation chapters 8 and 9. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm

Finally in;

 

Revelation 11:15 (KJV) And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.”

 

The Seventh Trumpet—the famous "Last Trumpet"—is sounded. Christ returns in power and glory. But even as He returns, the deceived nations of mankind will fight and curse Him who is their very Creator!  The weight of a talent = Great Talentos (in N.T.) is about 114 lb Avoirdupois. (The avoirdupois system is a system of weights based on a pound of sixteen ounces.)

 

Revelation 16:21 (KJV) And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

 

Revelation 17:14 (KJV) These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is LORD of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.


So, as He comes, Christ pours out the awesome seven last plagues described in Revelation 15:1 and 16:1–21. Study these passages. These plagues will be indescribably horrible!


Revelation 15:1 (KJV) And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

 

Revelation 16:1–21 Study these passages.

But even here, God—who rebukes and chastens every son He loves;

 

Hebrews 12:5–6

5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, “My son, despise not thou the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him.

6 For whom the LORD loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.

 

And He is doing this to bring men and nations to their senses! As you read the passages in Revelation, you see that every mountain and every island on earth will be shaken. There will be virtually nothing left for hard-headed, vile, rebellious men to hang on to of their former world. Everything around them will be removed or destroyed. Mankind will come to realize that he is nothing compared with the Creator God of the universe. Hundreds of millions of men and women will finally acknowledge Him, as Job finally did:

 

Job 42:5–6 (KJV)

5 I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee.

6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

 

In a way they have never done before, human beings will truly repent and be willing to listen to the Truthlisten to God’s true ministers and teachers and obey their Maker. Then they will truly understand these statements of God in Isaiah:

 

Isaiah 57:15–16 (KJV)

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One That inhabiteth eternity, Whose name is Holy; “ I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow).

  

16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fall before Me, and the souls which I have made.

 

Finally, then, humanity as a whole will have been made humble and teachable. It will yield to the Living Christ and the resurrected saints who will join Him in ruling this entire earth in Tomorrow’s World. This world government established by Christ will be known as the Kingdom of God and it will be the active, hands-on, governing leadership of God on this earth! http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

 

What Lies Just Ahead?

·       So what will happen? Unless we, as nations, bitterly repent of transgressing God’s laws, the future of America and Britain and British-descended Commonwealth countries looks very grim indeed. For every great nation and empire in history that has descended into the depths of immorality, like we are now experiencing, has come to an end.

·        Will America’s or Britain’s preachers wake up and begin to preach obedience to the laws of God?

·        Will our political leaders turn to their Creator in true godly fear, making God and His ways a vital part of our national life?

·        Will the educators, the psychologists and sociologists begin to build their concepts on the foundations of the Word of God?

What do you think?
The answer seems obvious. We, along with most of our fellow English-speaking nations around the world, are in for a time of national calamity—actually, national punishmentunprecedented in the annals of modern human history. Month by month, year by year, more and more things will somehow go wrong for us.

 

1.      Our national debt will increase.

2.      Our immorality and crime rate will increase.

3.      Our cities will become even less safe, as they are racked by lawless hoodlums, gang warfare, race riots—

4.      Finally food riots, because of the impending drought and famine prophesied to strike our peoples.
     

Describing this very situation for our peoples in the "latter days," God states:

 

Deuteronomy 4:27–31 (KJV)

27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shall be obedient unto his voice.

31 For the LORD thy God is a merciful GOD; He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

Yes, if we do not heed—nationally or individuallythe warning going out now and over the months and years just ahead, we will have to absorb the full brunt of God’s corrective punishment, and learn the hard way.
At the same time, you can be certain there will be other voices of lying deception saying not to worry, everything will be fine.

 

Jeremiah 5:11–12 (KJV)

11 For the house of Israel and for the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against Me, saith the LORD.

12 They have belied the LORD, and said, “It is not He; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword or famine:

 

Yes, even false ministers will speak evil of God’s true ministry.

 

Jeremiah 11: 13 (KJV) And the prophets shall become wind, (windbags) and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
     

God clearly forewarned us that there would be cynics and doubters who will contradict and ridicule God’s warning through His true servants:

 

2 Peter 3:1–4 (KJV)

1 This second epistle, (letter) beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up pure minds by way of rememberance;                                                                                                         

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.

4 And saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, (died) all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

 

What Should You Do?

 Now, you should realize that our nations are in mortal peril. Everything you have ever known will be changed over the next decade. Your future, and the future of your children and grandchildren, is really at stake. There is a real God in charge. He rules over men, and over the nations of men, perhaps more directly and more profoundly than many of you have realized.

 

Where Daniel, talking to King Nebuchadnezzar, said;

 

Daniel 4:25 (KJV) That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the MOST HIGH ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will.

 

Daniel 2:20–21 (KJV)

20 Daniel answered and said, “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His.

21 And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.

 

God is in charge of governments and He often determines the outcome of elections and the rise of literal kings, monarchs and dictators in the nations throughout this earth. We need to have faith in God’s power. The Eternal God is the true God who rules over all, and He does intervene in this world’s rotten, misguided society in order to accomplish His purpose.

So listen to what God says about these societies and about your near future.

 

Luke 21:34 (KJV) And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, (Over indulgence) and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”

 

Perhaps you might say, "Well, there are a few years yet to go." Yes, there are a few—maybe very few. But do not let your heart be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the cares of this life and that day come upon you unexpectedly. For it will come "as a snare"—like a deadly trap that catches an animal before it realizes what hit it. Do not let that happen to you. Christ is coming and His coming will be

 

Luke 21:35 (KJV) For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

 

Who are unprepared or deceived, even if our nations as a whole will not repent, you can certainly change and you can be forgiven and protected during the coming Great Tribulation. Jesus Himself gave this assurance. Write for our free booklet, Restoring Apostolic Christianity. It will tell you in much greater detail what you should do.


Jesus commands us to watch. Prove the things on this site from the very Word of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm Look these things up so you will understand. Let the Bible talk to you. Those who trust in God—those who believe in Christ, those who are bona fide Christians—will understand when these things occur, because they will have been studying these many signs as Jesus said.
So, we are to watch these events, praying that God would help us surrender our lives to Him and His Son Jesus Christ, and that we will accept Him as our Saviour and our Boss, our Lord, our Master, our High Priest and our coming King. Then, through His Spirit within us, we must

 

1 John 3:22 (KJV) And whatever we ask, we receive of Him because we keep His commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in His sight.

 

Thus, we can begin to walk with the God who gives us life and breath and truly prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Personally, you can awaken yourself to an intense awareness of what is happening. You can begin to diligently study the Bible and see what it really says. Cry out to God in earnest prayer! Ask Him for guidance and strength to do what is right! Seek Him for deliverance for you and your family in the turbulent years ahead! Then you can turn to Him with all your heart and start obeying His laws. You can accept the true Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and surrender to let Him live His life in you.

As you sincerely seek God and believe in the true Gospel, which Jesus Christ Himself taught, you will learn what the Lord requires of you. Do it and He will enrich your life with understanding and purpose. He will grant you the gift of eternal life in His soon-coming Kingdom.

 

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

And He will deliver you from the coming worldwide catastrophe, which Jesus predicted so vividly. As Jesus Christ Himself instructed:

 

Luke 21:36 (KJV) Watch therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man.

 

I just hope some of you listen and obey.

 

Amen