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A Spectacular Rescue. Or has a god tried to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders and by war and by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and by great terrors, as the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? (Deuteronomy 4: 34)
In the same manner God is taking us out of the nation of Babylon the Great in another exodus.

Background
Jesus' prophecies begin with the period immediately after His death until His return. He adds more detail about the fall of Jerusalem and the dominance of the Gentiles as a consequence of vengeance for the covenant.
As Jesus and the disciples were leaving the temple, the disciples stopped to admire the magnificent structure. This is when Jesus said -
And He said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down." (Matthew 24: 2)

Later as they were sitting on the Mount of Olives the disciples said:

  1. Tell us, when will these things happen (the destruction of the temple).
  2. and what will be the sign of Your coming
  3. and the end of the age. (Matthew 24: 3)

Jesus And The Second Coming
Jesus answered their questions by giving a prediction about the Second Coming that was repeated in three of the gospels.
There is some controversy about these prophecies because it appears that Jesus said
"this generation would not pass until all these things are completed". (Matthew 24: 34)

This seems to imply that some people who were alive around 30 AD would live to see the Second Coming. Obviously that has not occurred.

However, the key to understanding this prophecy is to understand that two questions were asked and two answers were given. You can also say that a third question would be "what are the signs of the end of the age".
He first tells them when these things will occur - the stones of the temple in ruins. Then He tells them the signs of His coming and the end of the age. The sign of the end of the age is the preaching of the gospel.

The Return Of Babylon The Great. The last empire returns before the Second Coming. The seventh head of the seven headed beast that was controlled by the church is called Babylon the Great. In what appears to be a dual prophecy, Nebuchadnezzar lost power for seven periods of time or seven years. But from the time Babylon was defeated by the Persians in 539 BC to the time the powers who formed the seventh head surfaced in 1981, it was also seven periods of time or seven prophetic years.

Sign Signs: Destruction Of The Temple (Jerusalem Surrounded By Armies)
The Final Persecution of Israel
It is our opinion that the coming problems in Jerusalem will be accompanied by a near simultaneous persecution of the righteous throughout the world. When we see support for Israel disintegrate and the nations besiege her, then our persecution is near or is also occurring.
The phrase "these things" refers to the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem. Jesus gave one major sign for the destruction which happened with that generation.
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. (Luke 21: 20)

» Days Of Vengeance. The desolation of Jerusalem and the sanctuary was as a result of the application of the fourth and fifth or final curse at the end of the age for the Jews.
I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you will be delivered into your enemies' hands. (Leviticus 26: 25)
It is therefore a model of the desolation of the church when our time comes.
Therefore, for the last generation, Matthew 24 will appear as a continuous prophecy. When we see this event the church should think seriously about the possibility that the Second Coming is within their life time. Then they should take appropriate actions because the warning of Jesus to the church in ancient Jerusalem will still apply.

Sign Signs: The End Of The World
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24: 14)
The preaching of the Gospel is the only sign that the end of the world is near. At the end of time, the sanctuary of God will not be destroyed. It will be the false religion that will be destroyed. Therefore, the sign of the fifth curse for righteous Israel is the building of the sanctuary, the spiritual sanctuary with the cleansing of the people who will inhabit the heavenly sanctuary that is made without human hands.

Sign Signs: The Second Coming
We have traditionally seen "the signs of the Second Coming" and "the signs of the end of the world" as being the same set of events. But apparently Jesus sees the signs of His coming as an escalation of disastrous events over a longer period of time. When we examine these signs we see that they are related to the seven seals, which are the same events as the five series of curses.
Now the prophecy makes sense. We will know that His coming is near when we progress through the series of punishments prescribed by the covenant. When we reach the end of that cycle, we will know that it is the end of the age.
The prophecy mentions several types of events, ruled by our enemies, natural disasters, wars, spiritual deception, and astronomical signs from the heavens.

Asteroid The Times Of The Gentiles
Gentile Time Limit. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (Romans 11: 25)
1500 1012 721/2 BC 605 539 457 361 197 1 BC 34AD 70 539 750 1079 1439 1798 1844 1944 1981/2
Exodus Israel Assyria Babylon Persia Greece Rome Papal Rome Fall Of
The Papacy
No "Time"
Remains
WW2
Ends
Babylon
The Great
No Gentiles
In Israel
1 Times Of The Gentiles (Seven Times) (721/2 BC - 1798 AD)
2 1 time 1 time 1 ½ times 3 ½ times
3 Jews Conquered (3½ Times) Christians (3½)
4 Babylon Babylon Loses Power (Seven Times) (538/9 BC - 1981/2 AD)
5 182 Years (½ time) - 2300 Years (457 BC - 1844 AD) ˜ ½ time

One of the punishments of the curses is to be handed over to our enemies.
Ruled By Our Enemies. I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you. (Leviticus 26: 17)
The enemies of God have been trampling His sanctuary and people for thousands of years.
... and Jerusalem shall be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21: 24)
The Prophetic Time
Using the day for a year principle, one prophetic day is one year of real time. It is based on a lunar calendar, which had 30 days per month and 360 days per year. Under this system, seven prophetic years is 2520 prophetic days or 2520 years of real time.

Jerusalem and the people of God have been under constant foreign control for many years. The table above shows a very interesting coincidence. From the time of the Assyrian captivity in 721 BC to the fall of the papacy in 1798, exactly 2520 years have elapsed. This is exactly seven prophetic times.

The Fullness Of The Gentiles. When did the fullness of the Gentiles come in? Look at this remarkable coincidence that seems to mirror the life of Christ.
Tribes2520 Years (Times Of The Gentiles)Babylon
2520 Years (Times of the Gentiles)Sanctuary RestoredBabylon
Tribes TrampledMessiah TrampledCovenant and Land Taken Away Grafting
721 6095394 BC 31 AD 34 AD Gospel to the Gentiles1798 14 May 1948 June 1967 13 May 14 May 1981 1981
Ten Tribes 2 Tribes-Birth DeathPope Falls Jewish StateTemple Mount Pope Shot Babylon Returns Golan Heights
AssyriaBabylonPersia33 Years For Jews Gentiles 33 Years Remain For GentilesBabylon
JudeaBabylon2520 Years (Jews Occupied or Exiled From the Land)Babylon the Great

The fullness of the Gentiles came in 1981 when Babylon the Great appeared. On May 13, there was an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the pope, fulfilling a sign of the return of Babylon.
Israel does not control all of its ancestral lands. The region of Reuben, Gad and part of Manasseh that were east of the Jordan are still in the territory of Jordan and Syria. The Golan Heights, annexed in 1967 from Syria is only part of Manasseh. Part of Asher is now in Lebanon.
» Reconciliation. But they control the territory west of the Jordan that symbolized Israel at the time of the reconciliation of the Jews and Gentiles. They even control part of the region of Manasseh in the east (Golan Heights), representing the Jewish converts at the end of time who return and join with the west. See Map of Tribes and Modern Israel.

Asteroid Natural Disasters: Earthquake, Dark Day, Falling Stars (The Sixth Seal)
The Events
#HistoryDateMatthew 24Revelation 6
1PersecutionEnds near 1738TribulationMartyrs of the fifth seal
2Lisbon EarthquakeNovember 1, 1755EarthquakeGreat earthquake
3Dark Day and Blood MoonMay 19, 1780Sun darkenedSun became black, moon like blood
4Leonid Meteor ShowerNovember 12, 1833Stars FallStars Fall
5Astronomical eventFuturePowers of heaven shakenSky split
6The SignFutureSign of the comingSky split
7Tribes mournFutureTribes mournPeople hide
8Second comingFutureSon of man comesDay of wrath
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. (Matthew 24: 29-30)

I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Tribes Mourn. Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
(Revelation 6: 12-17)

After the persecution, several events were predicted to occur. The most intense part of the persecutions were over by about 1738 and the predicted events happened after this time in the following order.

  1. Persecution. The intense persecution of the Middle Ages. The nine crusades (1095-1272), St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (1572), Slaughter of the French Huguenots under Louis XIV (1685). Papal persecution of the Huguenots (1562-1598), the Waldensians (1147-1658), and the Albigenses (1208-1228). The papal Inquisition (1231) was called to combat the heresies of the Albigenses, Waldenses, witches, blasphemers and other heresies and unorthodox behavior. Roman Inquisition (1559-) which included the Fires of Smithfield was called to stop the spread of Protestantism. Spanish Inquisition (1480-1834) was mostly against Jews and Moors. The last auto-da-fe in Portugal took place on October 27, 1765.
  2. Earthquake. On 1 November 1755 (All Saints Day) at 9: 40 AM, the Great Lisbon earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred. 30 of 40 churches collapsed, killing the worshippers. Survivors were drowned by the tsunami or by the fires. Over 500 aftershocks occurred during the next 9 months. It was felt in Europe, Africa, America, Greenland, in the island of Madeira, in Norway and Sweden, Great Britain, Ireland, and as far away as the West Indies.
  3. Dark Day. In 1780, an unexplained dark day occurred over New England, that night the moon was blood red.
  4. Stars Fall. In 1833, the Leonid meteor shower was so spectacular it boosted the modern study of astronomy.
  5. Powers Of Heaven Shaken. It has always been assumed that this event occurs on the day of the Second Coming. It could also be a separate event that is the parallel to Luke 21: 26 in which men fear the events in the skies.
  6. The Sign Of The Son Of Man. It could also be a separate event or the first visible event. It is the rock that strikes the foot of the image. All the references to "the son of man" describe Him coming with clouds. This unusual cloud is the sign. Balaam's prophecy also points to a fiery star or comet as a sign of both appearances of the Messiah.
  7. Tribes Mourn. The wicked flee in terror.
    Look, He is coming with the clouds and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. (Revelation 1: 7)
  8. Second Coming. Christ comes visibly.

The Birth Pains Of The Sixth Seal. Jesus called these the "beginning of birth pains". One characteristic of birth pains is that they occur in repeated cycles. These cycles get more intense, closer together and more frequent. This is the same for the signs of the sixth seal. They will be repeated with greater frequency and intensity.

Pattern: Earthquake, Dark Sun And Falling Stars.
God finishes a great deliverance or judgment with three major elements. An earthquake, dark sun or blood moon and falling stars. At the end He comes to execute judgment and deliver righteousness. The time span over which these events occur is also related to the length of the persecution.

  1. Exodus. God delivers Israel from slavery in Egypt.
  2. Crucifixion. God delivers humans from sin.
  3. First Fall of the Papacy. God delivers the church from the papacy.
  4. Seven Last Plagues. God delivers the saints from the beast.
  5. Millennium. God delivers the physical earth.

The Ancient PatternThe Deliverance Events Of The Sixth Seal
EventExodusCrucifixion Papal Domination Seven Last PlaguesSecond Coming
Persecution Slavery in Egypt Life (33 years)Papal Persecutions Mark of the Beast
Period400-430 years 3½ year ministry3½ prophetic years (1260) 6000 Years1-7 Days
Exile40 years 3 days and nights3½ prophetic years 1 Year1000 Years
Plagues Ten Plagues CrucifixionBubonic plague kills 30% Seven last Plagues Hell fire
Earthquake EarthquakeEarthquake Lisbon Earthquake.
November 1, 1755
Seventh plague. Great earthquake Earth trembles, split in two
Dark Day, Blood Moon Darkness Sun darkened Dark Day. May 19, 1780 Fifth plague. Darkness No sun or moon
Stars Fall Hail. Pharaoh falls Satan falls from heaven Leonid Meteor Shower.
November 12, 1833. Papacy falls 1798.
Seventh plague. Hail falls. Babylon falls. No stars. Satan bound
God Comes Sinai Resurrection, Pentecost Judgment begins.
Christ comes to the Father
Seventh plague. Second Coming Third Coming
All the signs and the repetitions of the signs occur under the sixth seal. So when Jesus talks about these signs of His coming, He included both a macroscopic and microscopic level. The prophecy was true for the long 1260 years of medieval persecution and it is also true during the final weeks before the Second Coming and on the day of the Second Coming.
The Great Signs
EventTribulationGreat Earthquake Sun Darkened Blood Moon Stars Fall
First FallFirst endsLisbon. November 1, 1755 May 19, 1780 May 19, 1780 November 12, 1833
Second FallSecond beginsAsia. December 26, 2004 Future Future Future fireballs?
Christ ComesSecond EndsSplits the Earth Sun disappears Moon disappears Stars disappear

 
It will be interesting to see if this period is marked by the great signs of Matthew. We have been proposing a theory that the command to "prophesy again" and the promise to give more wisdom at the end of time points to a repetition of certain parts of the prophecy that were fulfilled at the time of the first fall of the papacy. These signs will repeat themselves at the second fall of the papacy. The war in the Middle East and other political signs are being repeated. If so, will the signs from nature be repeated? Is the Asian earthquake and tsunami the beginning of this repetition of the signs? Will there be a series of great earthquakes, another unusual dark day, blood moon and meteor showers? Disasters
Natural EnvironmentHuman Diseases
• Earthquakes
• Tornadoes
• Hurricanes
• Flood, tsunami
• Volcanoes
• Forest fires
• Hole in the Ozone layer
• Heat
• Drought
• Red Tide
• Slavery
• Genocide
• Terrorism
• War
• AIDS has killed 25 million.
• Bird Flu has reached every continent except USA and is now transmitted from human to human
This map of disasters since 1991, shows the extent of the Lisbon earthquake, the 2004 Asian earthquake and a possible tsunami caused by the collapse of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on la Palma in the Canary Islands. This volcano has a 3 mile crack on the western ridge. The 10 mile wide and 1000 feet deep chunk (100 cubic mile of material) will send 500mph waves 10 hours later to the eastern United States from Boston to Miami in land 12.5 miles (20 km) with 90ft waves for 5 hours.

The Sea Roaring.
» Physical Turmoil. Because we broke the covenant with nature and the environment, we are reaping the rewards. The warming of the oceans have affected the thermohaline cycle causing violent outbursts at the interface between the cold and warm waters, the equivalent of ocean thunderstorms.
» Mental Turmoil. Because we have broken covenant with each other nations are having emotional clashes and uproars in the mental and social spheres.
» Spiritual Turmoil. Now we have a clash of ideologies because we have broken the covenant with God.
The prophecy mentions the distress of the nations because of the roaring seas and waves. If a series of smaller asteroids precede a large one, then the scenarios meets the conditions of the prophecy. Or if the large object causes these gravitational changes that affect the tides as it approaches then it also meets the conditions. These events can cause a roaring sea and an asteroid impact can cause them all.

The Powers Of Heaven Shaken.
This reference in Luke clearly points to an astronomical event. The reference to "shaken" points to objects falling out of the sky. A meteor shower could be described as this event but they would not cause the roaring seas or the distress of the nations. A meteoroid, comet or asteroid impact is the most likely.

The Fear.
The prophecy states that the population is specifically frightened because of the astronomical events. The impact of this could lead to the conditions that will cause religious persecution. In an attempt to appease God, we will be told when, where, who and how to worship.
The Powers of Heaven ShakenSeven Last Plagues
First (Atmosphere) Second Heaven (Outer Space) Third Heaven (God)
Sea and waves roar Stars fall Stars fall fireball Meteor strikes Asteroid Fearful Threat Persecution PlaguesSign Hail storm
1995 - The End Future The Final Year
Time of Trouble Probation Closes
According to Paul cosmography there are three levels of heaven.
The Heavens. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. (2 Corinthians 12: 2)
He could not tell if he went there in vision, or a dream or in reality.

The shaking of the powers of heaven progress from the first to the third heavens and causes the collapse of the principalities and powers from heaven. It begins with atmospheric disturbances, then it progresses to outer space phenomenon and finally it ends with the appearance of God from the third heavens which includes a shifting of the objects in heaven when the earth falls. He restricts Satan and his horde of stupid misfits to the devastated earth.

  1. Shaking The First Heaven (Atmosphere). The signs are characterized by extreme weather phenomena. Global warming has led to a permanent state of atmospheric disasters since 1991. There is been record breaking heat waves almost every year, more frequent and more powerful storms and tornados and rogue waves.
  2. Shaking The Second Heaven (Astronomical - Outer Space). At some point we will have more spectacular meteor showers, more near misses from asteroids and finally some impacts.
  3. Shaking The Third Heaven (Cosmological - God's Dwelling Place). This is the Second Coming.
    It will be accompanied by a shifting of the objects in space. The earth will fall from its axis, changing what normally appears in the skies. The power structures in earth and in heaven are removed. When God rescues us He will make the new earth His new headquarters and we will be the people who surround Him as kings.

Great Fear. Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare:
Astronomical Signs. for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
Earth Falls On Its Axis. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
All Power Structures Shaken. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
Sun And Moon Changed. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
(Isaiah 24: 17-23)

Accompanying the shaking of nature, will be the shaking of political structures and people.
The Shaking. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (Hebrews 12: 25-26)
When this shaking is finished only those with strong foundations will remain. These are physical structures and political structures such as empires, conglomerates, corporations, powers and people.
The Aftermath. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12: 27-29)

Asteroid Fear Of An Astronomical Event.
Torino Impact Hazard Scale
#Collision ChanceSizeDestruction
0NoneAllNo chance or object is so small that it will not reach the surface after impact
1UnlikelyAllCollision extremely unlikely
2Close EncounterAllCollision unlikely
3 <500mLocalized destruction (1%)
4 1 KmRegional devastation (1%)
5Close Encounter with significant threat of collision 2 KmRegional devastation
6 5 KmGlobal catastrophe
7 5 KmGlobal catastrophe with higher chance
8Certain1-2KmLocalized destruction
9 5 KmRegional devastation
1010KmGlobal catastrophe (100%)
Fact!1.1km Asteroid 1950DA strikes the earth in 2880
1 Km = 0.62 Miles1 Mile = 1.609 Km
... and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
There shall be signs in the sun, moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the seas and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
(Luke 21: 11, 25-26)
There is one potential threat that could suspend all international wars and cause the earth to look to the technology and expertise of the United States while simultaneously making us abandon the separation between church and state and turn to religion as a government prescribed solution.
That event is a ten Km wide asteroid that is less than four years away.
Scientists will be judged in the fall of Babylon and this is one area where science will fail us. Not only are we unprepared to meet this challenge, but in some instances we are unable to see the approaching asteroid.

No Technical Solution.
Asteroid Impact Event Damage
Size Area (Km2) DeathsDestruction
3 M 0 NoneExplodes harmlessly in the atmosphere. Might reach the earth.
10 M0 None
Asteroid Chelyabinsk (17-20m) (15 February 2013)
Asteroid Tunguska (40m) (30 June 1908)
50 M1,900 1,000,000Explodes in the upper atmosphere but causes serious ground damage
100M7,200 3,000,000Serious land damage. Earthquakes, tsunamis
200M29,000 14,000,000
500M70,000 35,000,000Tsunamis
1 Km200,000 63,000,000 Regional effects. Tsunamis, earthquake and hurricanes.
Nuclear winter for months
2 KmPlanet 25%
5 KmPlanet 50% Regional extinction. Global destruction.
Nuclear winter for months
Asteroid Killed dinosaurs
10KmPlanet 100%Global extinction.
Nuclear winter for years.
1 Km = 1000 yards. 10 Km = 6 miles. 1 mile = 1.6093 km
Fact! No object from space will destroy the whole world before the Second Coming, but the prophecy indicates that we will have significant threats from outer space. Therefore we might have a series of near misses, local and regional damage after wandering into a field of rogue asteroids.
This prophecy seems to point to an astronomical catastrophe and gravitational or mechanical forces that are so strong that it affects the sea. Are we prepared to detect or manage this incoming disaster?

The methods to deflect asteroids are theoretical. With a budget of $5,000,000 in 2012 it is not the top priority of the government even though there are over 10,000 known small objects within striking distance of the earth.
By 2015 NASA expects to deploy ATLAS, a system which can detect objects 150 meters (164 yards) wide and give a three week advance notice and a one week notice for those 45 meters (49 yards). So private organizations are trying to deploy an infrared space telescope named Sentinel to monitor and detect objects as small as 30 meters (33 yards).
Most plans require decades or centuries of advance warning to move the object out of earth's orbit or slow it down so that the earth can move out of it's path. The success also depends on the composition, size of the asteroid and our ability to build delivery systems and convert current weapons systems so that they can exist for months or years in space. So far, only Hollywood has a solution. Therefore the confidence level of the planet will be very low because we do not have an effective method of solving this problem. These are the basic mitigation methods.

Events That Cause Fear.
Terrifying Events
Source Event Frequency DeathsSolution or Global Response
Terrorism Conventional Weapons Daily 20 Legal and military actions
Nuclear Monthly 10,000 Medical technology, early warning systems
Biological Monthly 10,000
Scientific Accident Mutant virus Monthly 100,000 Technology
Antibiotic Misuse-Resistance Month 500,000 Antibiotic Apocalypse. No technology solution
Famine by sterilized seeds Monthly 1,000,000 Technology
Nuclear Year 1,000,000 Technology
Natural Disasters Disease (Pandemic) Year 10,000,000Medical technology, quarantine, suppress news
Flood, fire, storms, wind, drought, famine, earthquake, volcano, tsunami, hurricane, tornado Weekly 2,000 Construction technology, disaster and relief agencies. Relocation.
Monthly 500,000 Religion. If it affects major cities
Asteroid 1-10 Km >20 years Planet Technology needs to be developed
Asteroid 100-500M Weekly 3-35 million Religion
Asteroid 5 Km Year 3 billion Religion
Asteroid 10 Km < 3 years Planet Religion
Science Fiction Alien InvasionStrong Delusion Once 0The event alone causes global panic
Proof Of God MiraclesLatter Rain Daily 0These events cause awe and fear
Bible Science Once 0Shatters atheism, evolution and other religions

Sometimes real or fictional expectations meet Bible prophecy. So sinners will panic.

Terminator And Traitor Seeds
These are seeds that will only grow once. The crops that they produce do not create seeds that can grow.
There is a potential for global disaster if the technology sterilizes surrounding crops or if the seeds that are engineered to grow are themselves sterilized.

As of 2004, 22% of all crops are genetically modified.
In May 2004, after years of pressure from the United States, the European Union dropped its ban on these products.

The Traitor In The Garden. It is also reported that Iraq is being forced to abandon, free ancestral seeds and buy these laboratory creations. Now they are messing with the Garden of Eden! So the final showdown returns to the place it began.
Only events outside our human ability to control will lead to deadly panic. If we believe that science and technology and time can resolve the problem, some people will not consider religion. This is the case with any event that is caused by a human.

The same response will occur with scientific accidents. The feeling will be that there is a scientific solution for a catastrophic event that is triggered by bad science. Therefore, if the terminator and traitor seed technology sterilized the soil and other plant species we would manage the land until we could find a solution.

Natural disasters are beyond our control. The response that might trigger a global religious reaction will be because of the frequency, duration, locations and death rates.

Our Response To Fear.
There are several events that can cause temporary panic. But the one thing they have in common is our ability to fix them with a human solution after we have overcome our initial fear.
Israel did not become more dependent on God with constant terrorism. They learned to rely on their military capabilities. Pandemics do not have the same terror as they did in the past. Since the emergence of medical technology people are more likely to deal with such outbreaks with science.
Local events never produce global panic. One time events that kill millions or billions might make us turn to God for a month but it might not trigger forced worship. Since people have the uncanny ability to separate themselves from the suffering of others or from threats of delayed catastrophe, the event or threat must be immediate, continuous, localized, personal and life altering.
Only a certain type of catastrophic event could trigger enforced religion around the world.

When? How Soon?
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son of Man, but the Father alone. (Matthew 24: 36)
Jesus plainly says that no one knows the exact time when the Second Coming will arrive. But He says that through the signs we can know when it is near.
Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (Matthew 24: 32-33)
All the prophetic dominoes are lined up. It is only the sealing that is preventing the fall that will lead to the persecution.

The End Is Not Yet
And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that you are not troubled for all this things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in many places. All these things are the beginning of sorrow. (Matthew 24: 6-8)
Jesus plainly says that wars, earthquakes and diseases are not direct signs of His Second Coming. He only says that they will get worse. It is the spread of the gospel that will be the sign.

This is important because millennial fever has gripped many people when these terrible events happened. When major events such as World wars and pandemics have occurred many have looked for the coming of Christ. To believe that the Second Coming was in their life time, many people had to ignore unfulfilled prophecy, or see a rapid fulfillment, or bring it closer to their time by quoting Matthew 24: 22.

That prophecy referred to the 1260 years of persecution. Since the restoration of the papacy in 1929, there were at least three periods of time that appeared to herald the Second Coming.

Millennial Expectations
Event 1920-1930 1940-1950 1960-1980 1990-2005
World World U.S.A. Europe U.S.A.
Wars World war 1 World war 2 Vietnam Gulf war
Earthquakes China and Japan (543,000) Turkey, Turkmenistan
(133,000)
Alaska (9.2)
China (240,000) July 28, 1976
Iran (50,000) 2003
Asia (227,754+) 2004
Pakistan (87,000) 2005
China (80,000), 2008
Famines Ukraine (10 million) China (30 million) Biafra (3.5 million) North Korea, Africa
Diseases, pandemics Spanish flu (25 million) Cholera and Polio STD AIDS, Bird Flu threat
Hurricanes, Flood, disasters China's sorrow (3.7 million) 2 Ship wrecks (13,600) Bangladesh (500,000) Hurricanes (Katrina, Rita)
Tsunami (Asia 2004)
Cyclone (134000) 2008
The Days of Noah Roaring 20's Consumerism Drug culture 50% Divorce, pleasure
Papacy revives Lateran Treaty (1929) Starts the EEC Ecumenical movement Joins with the U.S.A. (1981)
United States Not fulfilled.
The papacy had been revived. Monarchies had ended in 1918. But the final world power was just emerging.
Not fulfilled.
Russia impeded this development.
One of two 1989 Russia falls
>Super power
>Becomes Babylon No 1991-2003, defeats Iraq
>Unites with church No Yes Financial
>Persecution LawsNo Corpus Juris Patriot Act
>In Israel with Papacy No Arab
concordat
Almost
>Sunday Laws enforced Declared constitutional 1993-2003
Yes
No
7 headed, 10 horn beast controlled by church No European Union
Educational system
[2015] Jesuit defeated the SDA church
Sodom and Gomorrah Sexual revolution Same sex marriage [2015}
The Sign Gospel preached Technology impeded Communism impeded gospel 10/40 window impedes
Technology impeded Communism impeded gospel Muslims no longer impede
Latter rain (Joel 2) No No No Yes (drops 2001)
Last persecution No No No No
Global population 2 billion 2.3 billion 3.3 billion 7 billion (2011)
This file has not been updated since 2008. Some minor changes may have occurred to fix typos. But a major significant change has occurred in September 2015 when the SDA was breached.
Evolution in all our schools, independent ministries banned, pastors banned, exiled and homosexuals have taken over. This takeover began long ago but the leaders began undermining the church in 1994-95, the same year the Worldwide Church of God fell suddenly.

The Flight From Persecution
Winter Spring Summer Autumn
No feasts PassoverPentecostDroughtTrumpets Yom Kippur Tabernacles
Time of Trouble Exodus (Flight)The Presence of GodSufferingWe are Sealed in the Book Second Coming

But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. (Matthew 24: 20)
This statement appears to be a promise and a prophecy rather than a recommendation. Most of the land is above the equator where winter occurs from November to February. If we expect the Second Coming at the feast of Tabernacles, then the worst part of the persecution will be in the time before this. Therefore, our flight may occur during the spring and summer. In fact, as a pattern of the feasts, our flight may occur during the Passover when the first Exodus occurred.
Initially, we will experience extreme physical struggles. At some point in our struggles, we should know that we are sealed and that our names are in the book and our spiritual struggles will be over as we wait with confidence for our Father.
At some point, if we love God, we must stop thinking about our condition in terms of our unworthiness but in terms of the Father's loving kindness and mercy.

Asteroid Antichrist
Jesus said that false Christs will appear. A major prophecy in the new testament is the prophecy about the one particular false Christ called the Antichrist. The Bible says that even in the days of the apostle, the Antichrist was at work and that the Second Coming would not occur until the apostasy occurred and the man of sin is revealed. But this power was being restrained in the days of the apostles.
To summarize, these are the characteristics of the Antichrist. We discuss these prophecies in detail in another lesson.
The Antichrist Prophecies
Many prophecies predicted different aspects of the return of the Antichrist.

The Great Tree. When it returns.
Rules a Short Time.
The Dragon. The personalities.
The Healing. The history.
The Lead Cover Removed.
Ancient and Modern Babylon.
The Antichrist Revealed.
The Return of the Little Horn.
The Scapegoat is Revealed.

  1. It was already operating, but under cover, or restrained even during the days of the apostles.
  2. Apostasy.
  3. The Antichrist will be characterized by the following:
  4. A strong delusion will be sent as punishment for our disobedience.
  5. The Second Coming will occur after this power has been out in the open.
  6. This power will be terminated at the Second Coming.

The Strong Delusion
This prophecy also introduces a phenomenon called the strong delusion that God allows because people refuse to believe Him. It will be so influential that even the people of God might be fooled. In both 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-10 and Matthew, it states that this strong delusion will be accompanied by signs and false wonders. The ultimate fulfillment of this is the sixth plague. At this point, demons will openly try to convince the world to obey them by showing great signs and miracles.

We believe that the strong delusion is the appearance of Satan who will pretend to be Christ. He will change the words of the Bible, giving new instructions in an attempt to get us to worship him.

The Response To The Delusion.
All religious traditions have a belief system that will rationalize away the false Second Coming. These are the events that are of particular concern in each belief.

Remember that the whole world and the disciples were wrong about the events of His first coming. His disciples refused to believe what He personally told them. Therefore, majority belief is not an argument for truth. Only eight were saved in Noah's ark. Only three were saved from Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Characteristics Of The Global Delusion
Event Adventist Catholicism Futurist Islam
Sign of the return Gospel to the world. The three angel's message is preached A sign in the sun Gospel to the world Evil conquers good
A fearful event A fearful earth changing event may occur at this point
A defeat of their religion by the opposing forces Mark of the beast persecution Many people leave the church Great Tribulation
False Second Coming Satan impersonates Christ Pre advent appearance of Mary, Jesus, apostles First of two stage coming of ChristReturn of Madhi
Satan A new set of laws are given to the world Satan disguised as Jesus tells the world to obey the pope World is told to obey the pope Different laws for Jews and GentilesNew laws for all religions
Satan Supernatural beings are sent to different parts of the world Satan and his angels disguised as God Mary and the apostles plead with people. Christ teaches the world 313 angels sent to different places
Armageddon Wicked attack the saints Middle East war Middle East warBattle of Qa'im
Second Coming Second Coming Christ comes to judge Visible comingMadhi, Isa
Even if Adventists are wrong, the worst that could possibly happen is that we would be questioning a being that appears to be God based on the written word of God. Moses, Abraham and many of the fathers also questioned God and they were praised for it because they appealed to God based on their knowledge of His own words.
In all other beliefs, the response will be a disaster. They will accept the leading of a supernatural being who will cause them to disobey God and to kill others.
The success of this global delusion depends on people abandoning the Bible. So it is alarming that many Christian groups are doing that now for the sake of ecumenism or to conform to the moral demands of a decadent society.

Satan Adventists. Seventh Day Adventists expect Satan to visibly appear as Christ to deceive the world before the real Second Coming.

Satan Catholic. Mary, the apostles and possibly Christ will come to the world to tell them to obey the laws of the pope and submit to the authority of the pope. In this belief, Christ comes before the real Second Coming to warn the world that if they do not submit to the authority of the Catholic church, that He will be coming soon to destroy them.
The Adventists were the first to say that Satan will appear as Christ to deceive the world in a false Second Coming and convince the world to look to the Catholic church for leadership.
Years later, Catholic visionaries began to give a counterattack of this warning.

Messianic And Supernatural Expectations
Jews JewishMessiah (Moshiach), Elijah, the Ushpizin
Christians Cross Jesus Christ, the Messiah
Adventists (SDA) Satan pretending to be Christ
Catholics Mary, the apostles, Jesus
Mormon In the last days a prophet will come to translate the last books
Muslim IslamSecond Coming of Isa (Jesus)
Muslim The Madhi
Imami Shiite The Madhi, the twelfth imam.
Ismaili Shiite Ismail, the seventh imam
Zaydii Shiite Zayd, the fifth imam
Druze al-Hakim, Hamza, al-Muqtana
Bahai Madhi who is Jesus, Maitreya ...
Zoroastrians ZoroasterThe ninth Avatar, Shah-Bahram
Zoroastrians Saoshyant or Astavatereta
New Age Buddhist Maitreya
Buddhist Maitreya, the fifth incarnation of Buddha
Shingon Buddism Miroku Bosatsu (Bodhisattva)
Confucius The True Man
Hindu Krishna, Kalki the tenth incarnation of Vishnu appears on a white horse
Toltec Native American Quetzalcoatl
Maya Kukulchan
Lakota White Buffalo Woman
Scientology Alien Aliens
UFO watchers Aliens
Ufology Aliens, Nephilim, fallen angels
Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler
In other groups the Messiah has already returned.
Adventists believe that the rapture is not secret, but in the literal, visible Second Coming of Christ in one event. This is evident in the name "Adventist".

Satan Futurist Or Dispensationalist. Their beliefs are not immune. They envision that God will establish two sets of legal systems, one for Jews and another for Gentiles. The two stage coming of Christ is another trap. Christ comes invisibly for the saints in the secret rapture, then He comes with the saints to set up a kingdom on earth to teach people. The problem is, when the false coming occurs, people may tend to believe that it is the second stage of the coming when God comes to the earth to teach sinners. No doubt, Satan and his angels will disguise themselves as Great evangelists from the past.

Satan Muslim. They believe that when Madhi returns, a new set of laws will be given to all religious traditions to correct errors. Supernatural beings will be sent to different parts of the world. They will dominate everything. At the moment of the Advent, 313 of the angels who accompany him will be dispersed in different parts of the world. Unfortunatey, this local dispersion of supernatural beings will look like the abilities of the false Christs who appear in different parts of the world.
The Muslim prophecies also tell the people to join the army that will march towards Jerusalem to fight the Jews. This will fulfill Zechariah 12 which predicts that the surrounding nations will attack Israel just before they recognize their Messiah.

Satan Other Beliefs. All other belief systems will accept the phenomenon as the coming of their gods or as intelligent beings from outer space.

Nobody thinks that they can rely on a written set of instructions or the Golden Rule. God will see whether or not people obey His written word or if they will resort to mob rule imposed by lying spirits.

Satan The Great Deception. Satan will quote scripture and appeal to tradition to verify the credentials for himself and the other lying spirits with him. His coming might even be preceeded by the appearance of other supernatural beings claiming to be dead prophets and kings and disciples who are preparing the way for his coming.
This is how he can use biblical texts to confuse you that they are these dead patriarchs come back to life and that his mission is to go to war against the disobedient and establish peace. But to appear biblically accurate, he has to launch his plans from Jerusalem. Then he will fulfill the prophecies about the corrupt temple and the corrupt city of Jerusalem. This is the time when Revelation 11: 7-8 will be fulfilled.

Satan and his angels could come as dazzling beings, mimicking the events on the Mount of Transfiguration, claiming to be Christ, Moses and Elijah. He could get away with this because "Elijah" is supposed to come before the Second Coming. His claims will be even more convincing if he makes his appearance in Jerusalem at Passover.
But, since the scapegoat will be chosen at Yom Kippur we have some room for variation. The Lord's goat was chosen at Passover, so the scapegoat events could also begin at that time. So what is most likely to occur is that Satan and his angels will appear in Jerusalem at Passover, pretending to be Elijah, David, Moses, Mary and all these great people whose mission is to prepare the world for the coming of Christ. Then Satan comes at Yom Kippur as the false Christ. During the intervening six months the greatest persecution will occur, causing the final exodus.
How will the unchurched respond? How will Christians who make pastors think for them respond?
They will panic and run here and there to seek someone who will explain all the conflicting theories.
Terror! You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. (Psalm 91: 5-8)
But there will be a famine for the word of God.
Signs In The Heavens. "It will come about in that day," declares the Lord God, "that I will make the sun go down at noon and make the earth dark in broad daylight. Then I will turn your festivals into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; And I will bring sackcloth on everyone's loins and baldness on every head. And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, and the end of it will be like a bitter day."
Panic! "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord God, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, But they will not find it."
(Amos 8: 9-12)

Of course, when these events occur, Satan will claim that he is doing this because we will not obey him. The righteous can never go wrong by doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if it means challenging someone who claims to be God to do the right and moral behavior. Abraham did (Genesis 18: 23-33). Moses did (Exodus 33: 12-17; 34:1-9 and Numbers 11: 15).
The righteous will not respond to fear, threats and evil behavior, only to righteousness.
Challenged By The Supernatural. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! (Galatians 1: 8)
If morally challenged by the supernatural, feel free to ask questions. If you do not believe in absolute morals then you have no basis to complain because only Darwinian ethics are in play at this point.
Only the strong will survive. The righteous are the strong!

Surprise! Surprise!
Jesus said that the world will be surprised. How can this possibly occur when so many unusual events are occurring? It must be the influence of these lying spirits. They are successful at convincing the world that they are the messengers of God and if we obey them, we will have peace. So the real Second Coming will be a surprise.
It is a rare thing to believe that Jesus will come and take us away leaving a planet with only dead humans and angels in prison. Almost every beliefs expects a continuation of life on earth under current conditions which will improve with submission to the coming ones. Most Evangelicals believe that the world will not be destroyed and that there will be a coming millennium of peace when Christ will reign as king on the earth. So the false Second Coming means a missed secret rapture with "Jesus" ruling on earth during the time of the Antichrist and the Mark of the beast. If they mistakenly think that Satan is Jesus and they already think that God has done away with His laws and that God tortures sinners, then what will they obey?
These expectations are a gift to the strategy of the Antichrist. Only Adventists and Satan expect a real Second Coming.
In the wild, frenzied events of this time what do you have to counteract this delusion? This might be your time of testing when the miraculous powers of the latter rain no longer works. They will have all the glory and supernatural powers. You have nothing but your faith, hope and love. 1 Corinthians 13 describes the most important assets that remain after the miracles cease. When prophecy, tongues, knowledge, martyrdom and all heroic exploits cease, all we have left is the knowledge that God loves us and we love Him. This love will sustain us during our final trials.
[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails ... (1 Corinthians 13: 7-8)
Reaction To The False Second Coming
%Life As Usual The Event The Identity Of The Visitors SurpriseMillenniumFuture
Satan Satan False
Christ
Beautiful Giant Angels, Peace, New Doctrines Real
Christ
DestructionOn Earth
.26%Adventist Cross Angel Demon Demon Angels Mobilizing The Earth Heaven
19%Catholic Mary Mary And Saints Warning The World Apocalypse Heaven
14%Christian RaptureDrats! Missed The Secret Rapture ... Must Be Millennium On Earth Heaven
.22%Jews Jews Messiah Elijah, Ushpizin, Messiah Olam Ha Ba
23%Islam Islam Madhi Supernatural Beings and 313 Angels Spreading Islam Jannah
14%Hinduism Buddhism Kalki He removes darkness and establishes Satya YugaBaikuntha
7%Buddhism Maitreya Maitreya Bodhisattva Teaches To Save The World
At The "Three Gatherings of the Dragon Blossom"
Tushita
11%New Age Alien Maitreya Technology
Heaven
36%Ufology Nephilim Giant Aliens ... "Friendlies"
12%SecularAliens Aliens With Big Promises and "inclusive" message. No God
Every group has a built in belief that is ready to explain away the events. By the time Satan introduces punishment as a means to get some groups on board with the agenda, the world will be convinced that these visitors desire our best interests and that dissenters are trouble makers with archaic ideas or religious fanatics who are terrorists.

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement

Topic Matthew 24 Mark 13 Luke 21 Comment Curse, Repetition
Signs of the Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple
The Temple 1 1 5 This generation would see "these things", the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.

Some translations say "this race". Therefore the Jews will exist until the end of time.
5 Abomination of Desolation. (Daniel 9: 26-27)
First trumpet
Temple destroyed 2 2 6
These Things 3 4 7
This Generation 34 30 32
Desolation of Jerusalem 15 14 20 In 70 AD, the Roman general Titus destroyed the city and the temple
Signs of the Second Coming
Wars 6 7-8 9-10 Wars and rumors of wars will increase1 Second seal
False Christs 23-24 21-23 8 May deceive even the saints 3 Third seal
Famine 7 8 11 In many places great famines would occur. There was also a famine for the word of God2 Fourth seal
Persecution 9, 21 19 12 Severe persecution that almost wipes out the church (67-313 and 538-1798) 3 1260 days.
Fifth seal
Self defense - 11-13 13-15 Believers should not prepare a defense - -
Earthquake 7 8 11 Lisbon earthquake November 1, 1755 4 Sixth seal
Dark day 29 24 25 May 19, 1780
Stars fall 29 25 25 November 13, 1833
Heaven shaken 29 25 26 Astronomical events. Heaven shaken
Fear, Sign 30 - 11, 26 Global fear of an astronomical event 5
Signs of the End of the World
Gospel 14 10 - This will cause the end of the world 5 Seventh trumpet
Second Coming 30 26 27 The end Seventh seal

Signs Of The Times
I have been asked many questions designed to estimate the nearness of His Coming. I say just work as diligently as if He is coming next week even if you do not see any signs. Because the only significant sign is the preaching of the Gospel. In addition, if we approach the work of God with this attitude of service then that could lead to the latter rain.

So do not get excited about every war, every earthquake, every calamity and every news of a prophet. Look at your local church. Get excited if you see them working and praying for the Second Coming. Get excited if you see the fruit of the Spirit in them. Because that is the sign. You are the sign that makes Satan nervous. You are the sign of the end.

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 80 minutes
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