Nation Shall Rise Against Nation

Matthew 24:7—9

J E Bradburn


World News


September 29, 2017 / 1:50 AM / Updated 4 hours ago

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We will hear, and see headlines like this become increasingly common by the press, who are negative, and the only way it can sell papers to the population of which 95% are negative; if they were 95% positive they would sell good news.  However; people will go on planning marriages, holidays, investments &c; just as in Noah’s Day.


Matthew 24 (KJV)

   01 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple.

02 And Jesus said unto them, “See ye not all these things?’ verily I say unto you, ‘There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’”

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(e) 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 name's sake.”

 Heresy in High Places by Berit Kjos

“While Christians around the world lament the election of a homosexual Bishop at the recent Episcopal General Convention, few realize that this denomination has condoned outright paganism for years.

Majestic Episcopal cathedrals built long ago to honour God have welcomed the world's pantheon of deities. Occult rituals at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine and San Francisco's Grace Cathedral have spread the twisted message that the Biblical God is only one among a multitude of equal deities, spirits, forces and ascended masters.

While their respective bishops have turned a blind eye to the pagan intrusion, California's Bishop William Swing went a step further. In 1996, he founded the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global organization designed to bring all religions together to dialogue and seek common ground. "You can work in terms of the model of the UN," he explained, "where you have the General Assembly and the Security Council."” Of the earth. Babylon is the fountain-head of all idolatry and systems of false worship. This is the “mystery of iniquity”, which is seen in all the great “religions” of the world. All alike substitute another god for the God of the Bible; a god made either with the hands or with the imagination, but equally made; a religion consisting of human merit and endeavour. The “Reunion of the Churches” = (the act of uniting again) of Christendom and the “League of Nations” (NATO) are just two of the most arresting signs of the times. (Read; and inwardly digest the following link)


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

11 And many false prophets shall rise, 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.”   

 Political Awareness

The peoples of this world are becoming increasingly aware of political, legal and spiritual issues. Issues involving democracy, freedom of choice, human rights, legal rights, the power of the media, privacy etc. are now well discussed, even amongst the hitherto illiterate masses in the most backward nations. People have also woken up to the enormous greed, corruption and violence that are sweeping the globe. Ignorance had been the norm for millennia; but now there is a great awareness of what's going on; an awareness largely due to the abundance of evidence provided via the media by eyewitnesses. Never a day passes but we read, hear and even see pictures of events taking place all over the world. Eyewitness reports from remote places are broadcast to audiences in all countries. Yes, eyewitness reports are invaluable as any news reporter or solicitor will tell you. Although; In light of the phone hacking scandals it is vital that witnesses are honest, and of reputable character, regardless of the walk of life they are from.


Image result for abomination of desolation, images15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (Temple of Jerusalem; whoso readeth, let him understand):”

16 “Then let them which be in Judaea 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 “And woe unto them that are 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:”


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; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”


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 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 Text Box:               2017-18: THE EU, VATICAN, AND NATO (SATAN'S SEAT) be shaken:”

30 “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.”

31 “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”


32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

     This generation shall not pass away.’ The aging population is getting bigger everyday now, and the NHS is bursting at the seams. Yes we are in the end times right now heading for the the  beginning of sorrows has begun. WE are running out of time now so prepare yourself and your family for what is to come.


35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”

37 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’

38 ‘For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,’

39 ‘And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’”


40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.                      


43 But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, “That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.”

48 But; and if that evil servant shall say in his heart,” My lord delayeth his coming;”

49 “And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;”

50 “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,”

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”



(John MacArthur) Therefore, be on the alert for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening at midnight, or when the rooster crows or in the morning in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. What I say to you, I say to all, be on the alert.”

That is an unmistakable message, an unmistakable command drawn out of a really unmistakably clear portion of Scripture. It leads me to say this:


 “I have been teaching the Word of God for many, many years, fifty years, let’s say, 43 or so here at Grace Community Church, my view of what our Lord taught in His Olivet Discourse, this sermon given on the Mount of Olives during Passion Week on Wednesday night to His disciples, as to His return has not changed. That is to say my eschatology has not changed in all these 50 years. It has stood the test of relentless study in the New Testament, as you know, through every word and every phrase and every verse of the New Testament. It has withstood the study of the Old Testament, namely the prophets. I have gone through the major prophets and the minor prophets in some detail, preached carefully through the book of Daniel, gone back and written commentaries on many of these things and written notes on the Study Bible on every passage virtually in the Bible and my understanding of eschatology, the doctrines related to the return of Christ in the end of human history, have not changed at all. This is a very important thing to say because your theology has to stand the text test. It has to survive every passage in the Scripture intact to be validated because all of Scripture has one author, God, who never contradicts Himself. And so, I say to you after all these many years of teaching on matters related to the Second Coming of Christ, that I am exactly where I was at the very beginning.

(Matthew 5-7 (KJV)


I also want you to understand that eschatology and what the Scripture says about the end times is not hard to understand. I should be living testimony of that because I am not anybody especially gifted intellectually. I am simply like you, I open the Bible, I apply the same principles of interpretation to eschatological passages and prophetic passages that I do to narrative passages or dialectic passages, and I come up with what is a clear interpretation. You are going to get an illustration of that even as we look at the text this morning.


There is a trend in evangelical theology today that basically wants to discard the discussion of the Second Coming. You can go to conference, after conference, after conference and you can be listening to the leading speakers and preachers and Bible teachers and you can be at a lot of conferences for a long time before you would hear anybody come up with a definitive message on the Second Coming of Christ. People have bought into the fact that it is…it’s something about which we can be confused (There is only one author of confusion, and that is Satan). I don’t think that’s the case. I don’t think the Lord wrote His Word to make anything unclear. That’s why Revelation starts out by saying, “Blessed is the one who reads this and understands,” which assumes that you can understand it, not if you are a theological professor, or a Greek expert, after all, the books of the New Testament were written to a generation of new believers and they could understand because it can be understood by the same interpretive principles used to understand any ancient document and any discourse in any language in any place (today).


So the Word of God can be understood as eschatology can be understood. I’ll go a step further. It must be understood. I don’t know how people can assume that God blew the ending and that it was really clear until the end, as if the end was something to throw away, or sort of write your own ending, or come up with any view you want. I think the specificity with which the beginning is indicated in Genesis 1:2 is consistent with the way the ending is presented. I think Genesis 1 and 2 is to be understood exactly the way it is written and so is the ending, namely the book of Revelation and all other prophetic portions of Scripture that connect to the book of Revelation. So all that to say that what we are going to look at, we are going to assume; that we can understand in the very simple sense, that we can understand anything written in Scripture.


Everything in human life and history moves towards an end. By reason of man’s subjection to nature and finiteness this “end” is a point where that which exists ceases to be. It is finis. By reason of man’s rational freedom [to choose] the “end” has another meaning. It is the purpose of and goal of his life and work. It is telos (A telos (from the Greek τέλος for "end", "purpose", or "goal") is an end or purpose).

This double connotation of end (The meaning that a word suggests or implies) as both finis and telos expresses in a sense, the whole character of human history and reveals the fundamental [underlying] problem of human existence  All things in history move towards both fulfillment and dissolution, towards the fuller embodiment of their essential character and towards death.


Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust (bones  and flesh) return to the earth as it was (first created by God): and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.   


The problem is that the end as finis (finish) is a threat to the end of telos (end). Life is in peril of meaninglessness because finis is a seemingly abrupt and capricious (sudden change) termination of the development of life before it has reached its true end of telos. The Christian faith understands this aspect of the human situation. It shares an understanding of the tension between time and eternity with all other religions. But it asserts that it is not within man’s power to solve the vexing problem of his subjection to, and partial independence from, the flux of time. It holds, furthermore, that evil is introduced into history by the very effort of men to solve this problem by their own resources.


The evil thus introduced by the “false eternals” of human pride complicates the problem of historical fulfilment. The culmination of history must include not merely the Divine completion of human incompleteness but a purging of human guilt and sin by Divine judgement and mercy.


We have previously considered the implications of the revelation of God in Christ  for the interpretation of history,  and sought to establish that the Kingdom of God as it has come in power means a disclosure of the meaning for history, but not the full realisation of that meaning  That is anticipated in the Kingdom which is to come, that is, in the culmination of history,  It must be remembered that a comprehension of the meaning of life  and history from the standpoint of the Christian Revelation includes an understanding of the contradictions of that meaning in which history is perennially involved.


Such an understanding by faith means that the world is in a sense already “overcome”; for none of the corruptions of history, its fanaticisms and conflicts, its imperial lusts and ambitions, its catastrophes and tragedies, can take the faithful completely unaware.


1 Thessalonians 5:3--6 KJV

3 For when they shall say, “Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”


There are Philosophers, educated clerics, and wealthy men who cannot understand the scriptures; or who do not see or hear. These, and others like them do not believe in God, or God’s word, and go through life fearful. full of angst (anxiety), with a love for this fallen earth and all its material wealth. They are, however; never really happy, despite what lies they tell you. In this country we hold intelligent people in awe and reverence, mistakenly thinking, and listening to their fluent language, that they know all there is to know, and that is why they hold respectable positions, and teach. Nothing could be further from the truth.


1 Peter 1:12 (KJV) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.


The people that are chosen and called by God to deliver His word; are those who He has chosen and called; His elect. John MacArthur, Reinhold Niebuhr Dave Ramey, and others are called to help those who wish to be helped and to learn God’s Word before it is too late.

Giving wisdom to understand His Word through the Holy Spirit is a gift given to those by God


Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


So we shall hear what God in Revelation has to say about ‘Hearing and Seeing’


The works of their hands.

The problem is not men’s hands, but rather the will of men which motivates their hands. Their will is opposed to God and therefore what they produce by their hands does not glorify God, but rather reflects their own selfishness and sin. In the end, without God’s Holy Spirit, men become creative perverts, dangerous geniuses (Gen. 11:6), bent on creating their own hell in pursuit of what they incorrectly perceive to be wisdom and intelligence.


Rom. 1:22 (KJV) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.


The works of men’s hands include the very gods they bow down to (Deu. 4:28; 2K. 19:18; Ps. 115:4; 135:15; Isa. 2:8; 17:8; 37:19; 44:10-20; Jer. 1:16; 10:3-5; 25:6; Acts 7:41; 19:26). This is the thrust of the meaning here—that men continue in idolatry:


Rom. 1:25 (KJV) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen.


And that which men have produced in the place of the one true God. In the context of the Tribulation, the image of the Beast is the ultimate work of their hands since the False Prophet;


Rev. 13:14 (KJV) And decieveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live.


Thus, they themselves make the ultimate idol (icon) of their own worship! In the delusion which God sends upon the earth (2Thess 2:11), men worship that which they themselves made rather than the God who made them.


For the time has come


2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


Mark 13:32 (KJV) But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the son, but the Father.


This is the end of the age (very shortly); the long period when both good and evil (Wheat & Tares) were allowed to grow side-by-side. Now there will be a separation in preparation for the Millennial Kingdom to follow: All who remain alive on the face of the planet must now identify with one or the other of the two criminals crucified with Christ. The whole world stands guilty. Those in the first harvest, like the repentant thief on the cross (Luke 23:42), turn in desperation to Christ for cleansing of their sins. They are the wheat. Those in the second harvest (the vintage of wrath) are like the thief who continues to revile Christ (Luke 23:39). They are the tares which are gathered for destruction.


Matthew 13:43 (KJV) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.


For those who have the ears to hear, let him/her take in all of Gods work (here on this website and act accordingly by asking Our Father for forgiveness; to become one of the WHEAT, and sincerely request for forgiveness of sins past and present; while working hard to reveal to others that it is this earthly system which is the cause of all the distress and unhappiness.