||Signs, Wonders||Mighty Hand
||Jerusalem Trampled by Gentiles
||Jews in Jerusalem
|Abomination of Desolation
||The End is Not Yet
||Powers of Heaven Shaken
|These Things (Days of Vengeance)
||Signs of the Second Coming
||End of the Age
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.
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:
- Tell us, when will these things happen (the destruction of the temple).
- and what will be the sign of Your coming
- 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.
Signs: Destruction Of The Temple (Jerusalem Surrounded By Armies)
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.
|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.
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
(Luke 21: 20)
- Ancient Jerusalem.
Jesus gave this advice to the Christians of His time. This happened in 66 AD when Cestius surrounded the city. The Christians had three and a half years to prepare to leave Jerusalem.
When the brief opportunity came they escaped. Jerusalem was destroyed forty years later in 70 AD and the temple was in ruins within that generation just as Jesus said.
- Modern Jerusalem.
However, Daniel 11: 45 and Zechariah 12 predict that Jerusalem will again be surrounded or occupied by the armies of the King of the North and surrounding nations at the end of time.
And they will succeed for a while until God destroys them.
So whenever we see a prophetic siege of Jerusalem, a great judgment of the surrounding forces at Jerusalem will occur.
God will fight for global Jerusalem if she is righteous, otherwise He will allow her defeat. This time she is righteous.
She will suffer some persecution but God will not allow her total defeat.
- New Jerusalem.
Revelation 20: 9 also predicts that the wicked will surround the New Jerusalem with Satan after the millennium and the final judgment.
This time they will fail. Israel suffers nothing.
» 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.
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.
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.
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
|No "Time" |
| Babylon |
| No Gentiles
|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.
- Seven Times (2520 Years).
This length of punishment and trampling is also mentioned in the covenant curses in Leviticus 26: 18, 21, 24, 28.
From the second to the fifth curses, the agreement was that they would be punished seven times.
- 2520 Years: 2 x (1260 Years Remain (42 x 360)).
By the time the papacy came to in power about 1260 days remained for the trampling of the sanctuary.
Revelation 11 says that, only forty two months (1260 years) remained for the city to be trampled.
Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations;
City Trampled. and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty two months.
(Revelation 11: 2)
The Jewish Branch Of The Church.
It has also been 1260 years from the time the Dome of the Rock mosque was built on the site of the temple in 688 until the state of Israel was established in 1948.
For the Jewish branch of the church, this almost seems to fulfill the three time periods of Daniel 12.
- Assyrian Empire To Babylon The Great
2520 years was given to the Gentiles (722/721 BC to 1798 AD) from the Assyrian empire to Babylon the Great, the time all twelve tribes were held captive.
- Ancient Babylon To Babylon The Great (Seven Nations) Another 2520 years were counted again for the time the last 2 tribes of Israel were held.
For the western branch of the church (Christians), the Abomination of Desolation is the Papacy.
For the Eastern church (Jews), the abomination is Islam.
Ultimately, I believe that the papacy will prevail over Islam. It was allowed to desolate both branches of the church through the Crusades and the Inquisition and the rest of the new world through its conquerors.
- The Holy People Shattered (1948). The Jews had been completely shattered by the Nazi holocaust.
- Camp David Peace Conference (1978). The Abomination of Desolation falls. Egypt recognizes Israel.
- A Blessed Event (2023). Perhaps the Jews will recognize the Messiah or the Al Aqsa mosque will be gone or the Holy Spirit will be poured out or we will be in heaven.
Since it is probably a "mock prophecy", it will not fit all the events.
- 2300 Years Remain (40 x 360) + 100 Years.
When Daniel received this vision another 2300 years remained. The Messiah comes in 490 years, based on the annual Sabbaths (7 x 7 years) and the Jubilee (49 + 1).
The Jews were freed in 1948, 3.5 years after the prophecy ended, and a nation was born after 2000 years.
How long will the vision about the continual apply,
while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?
He said to me, for 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored.
(Daniel 8: 13-14)
It may be part of seven times given to the Messiah that a separate time for the Gentiles.
The Times of the Gentiles are based on seven times 42 (2520 years). The times of the Messiah might be based on seven times 40 (2400 years). It ended 100 years after 1844, in 1944 (World War II),
These time periods are based on the pattern in the roof of the sanctuary, one based on lunar time, the other based on solar time.
- Time No Longer.
The times of the Gentiles were over in 1798 and the seventh trumpet began.
After this, God would restore His sanctuary, His people and the city of God. The prophecy of the seven thunders explains how.
and swore to Him who lives for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it,
and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay (time) no longer,
but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished,
as He preached to His servants the prophets.
(Revelation 10: 6-7)
Does this also mean that after 1798 the world no longer has a period greater than 360 years to exist?
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.
|Tribes||2520 Years (Times Of The Gentiles)||Babylon|
|2520 Years (Times of the Gentiles)||Sanctuary Restored||Babylon|
|Tribes Trampled||Messiah Trampled||Covenant and Land Taken Away ||Grafting|
|721 ||609||539||4 BC|| ||31 AD ||34 AD ||Gospel to the Gentiles||1798 ||14 May 1948 ||June 1967 ||13 May ||14 May 1981 ||1981 |
|Ten Tribes ||2 Tribes||-||Birth ||Death||Pope Falls ||Jewish State||Temple Mount ||Pope Shot || Babylon Returns ||Golan Heights |
|Assyria||Babylon||Persia||33 Years For Jews ||Gentiles ||33 Years Remain For Gentiles||Babylon|
|Judea||Babylon||2520 Years (Jews Occupied or Exiled From the Land)||Babylon the Great|
- Time Of The Jews. 33 Years before the end of the times of the Jews, Christ is born to Israel as a sign.
» 2520 Years of Foreign Occupation. The land of Israel has been continuously under foreign occupation or in exile for 2520 years from the time of Babylon until the modern state of Israel was formed in 1948.
- Time Of The Gentiles. 33 Years before the end of the times of the Gentiles, the Jews returned to Israel.
By 14 May 1981, Israel is no longer trampled under foot, 33 years after it became a state after almost 2000 years in exile.
There is even a fuzzy copy of the time prophecies of Daniel 9 concerning the final 490 years remaining.
» Alhambra Decree, 31 March 1492. 490 years before, they had received the decree to leave when they were expelled from Spain by July 31 (Tisha B'Av).
» Yom Kippur War, 6 October 1973. Seven years before, they were invaded. It was the last major threat of annihilation until the times of the Gentiles ended.
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.
Natural Disasters: Earthquake, Dark Day, Falling Stars (The Sixth Seal)
"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)
|#||History||Date||Matthew 24||Revelation 6|
|1||Persecution||Ends near 1738||Tribulation||Martyrs of the fifth seal|
|2||Lisbon Earthquake||November 1, 1755||Earthquake||Great earthquake|
|3||Dark Day and Blood Moon||May 19, 1780||Sun darkened||Sun became black, moon like blood|
|4||Leonid Meteor Shower||November 12, 1833||Stars Fall||Stars Fall|
|5||Astronomical event||Future||Powers of heaven shaken||Sky split|
|6||The Sign||Future||Sign of the coming||Sky split|
|7||Tribes mourn||Future||Tribes mourn||People hide|
|8||Second coming||Future||Son of man comes||Day of wrath|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dark Day. In 1780, an unexplained dark day occurred over New England, that night the moon was blood red.
- Stars Fall. In 1833, the Leonid meteor shower was so spectacular it boosted the modern study of astronomy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Exodus. God delivers Israel from slavery in Egypt.
- Crucifixion. God delivers humans from sin.
- First Fall of the Papacy. God delivers the church from the papacy.
- Seven Last Plagues. God delivers the saints from the beast.
- Millennium. God delivers the physical earth.
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 Ancient Pattern||The Deliverance Events Of The Sixth Seal|
|Event||Exodus||Crucifixion ||Papal Domination ||Seven Last Plagues||Second Coming |
|Persecution ||Slavery in Egypt ||Life (33 years)||Papal Persecutions ||Mark of the Beast |
|Period||400-430 years ||3½ year ministry||3½ prophetic years (1260) ||6000 Years||1-7 Days |
|Exile||40 years ||3 days and nights||3½ prophetic years ||1 Year||1000 Years |
|Plagues ||Ten Plagues ||Crucifixion||Bubonic plague kills 30% ||Seven last Plagues ||Hell fire |
|Earthquake || Earthquake||Earthquake ||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 |
|The Great Signs|
|Event||Tribulation||Great Earthquake ||Sun Darkened ||Blood Moon ||Stars Fall |
|First Fall||First ends||Lisbon. November 1, 1755 ||May 19, 1780 ||May 19, 1780 ||November 12, 1833 |
|Second Fall||Second begins||Asia. December 26, 2004 ||Future ||Future ||Future fireballs? |
|Christ Comes||Second Ends||Splits 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?
|Natural ||Environment||Human ||Diseases|
| Forest fires
Hole in the Ozone layer
| 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.
- Meteorological Events. Storms and winds from global warming.
- Impact. Tsunamis which are caused by earthquakes or large objects falling into the sea.
Several objects impacting the ocean and the earth in a scenario like the Shoemaker-Levy comet.
- Volcano. Activity below the sea bed along the ring of fire could possibly cause the roaring seas as magma boils the
water and ejected volcanic debris covers the skies.
- Earthquake. An earthquake on the coast or under the sea could cause a tsunami.
- Gravity. The gravitational pull of the sun and moon causes high tides. Large objects could probably do the same if they were close enough.
What size and speed object would crack the earth in two? This is the force that is coming.
In describing the condition of the earth during the millennium the Bible says.
The earth is broken apart, the earth is split through, the earth is shaken violently. (Isaiah 24: 19)
The impact of the asteroid is so strong that it splits the earth in two.
- Rogue Waves. Over the past 20 years, scientists have recognized a new phenomenon called rogue waves which they have begun to acknowledge since around 2000. They estimate that these can get to be as much as 130 feet (40 m) high.
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.
- Death Penalty: Stoning.
In Numbers 15: 32-36, the Bible describes stoning to death as the death penalty.
In this particular story, a man was stoned for breaking the Sabbath.
- God Throws A Stone.
Although there is more meaning in the symbolism, Daniel 2: 34 describes a stone from heaven that smashes the earth and ends all world governments.
In His selection of symbols, God uses images that He intends to fulfill physically and spiritually.
The last trumpet, the last plague and the sixth seal all describe the stoning of the earth.
The Sixth Seal. 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: 16-17)
The Seventh Trumpet. And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm. (Revelation 11: 19)
The Seventh Plague. And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. (Revelation 16: 21)
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.
According to Paul cosmography there are three levels of heaven.
|The Powers of Heaven Shaken||Seven Last Plagues|
|First (Atmosphere) ||Second Heaven (Outer Space) ||Third Heaven (God)|
|Sea and waves roar || Stars fall || Meteor strikes
|| Fearful Threat ||Persecution ||Plagues||Sign ||Hail storm |
|1995 - The End ||Future || The Final Year |
|Time of Trouble || Probation Closes |
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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)
Fear Of An Astronomical Event.
... and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
|Torino Impact Hazard Scale|
|0||None||All||No chance or object is so small that it will not reach the surface after impact|
|1||Unlikely||All||Collision extremely unlikely|
|2||Close Encounter||All||Collision unlikely|
|3 ||<500m||Localized destruction (1%)|
|4 ||1 Km||Regional devastation (1%)|
|5||Close Encounter with significant threat of collision
||2 Km||Regional devastation|
|6 ||5 Km||Global catastrophe|
|7 ||5 Km||Global catastrophe with higher chance|
|8||Certain||1-2Km||Localized destruction |
|9 ||5 Km||Regional devastation|
|10||10Km||Global catastrophe (100%)|
|1.1km Asteroid 1950DA strikes the earth in 2880|
|1 Km = 0.62 Miles||1 Mile = 1.609 Km|
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.
- We cannot detect objects approaching from the direction of the sun.
- Most astronomers do not watch the southern skies.
- The majority of the efforts to watch the skies are through private citizens.
- Killer Comet. Our "Space Guard" program is designed to catalogue and detect large asteroids from the two known belts, but we have no defense against comets which are the same as asteroids at their core. They are larger and arrive unexpectedly.
No Technical Solution.
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?
|Asteroid Impact Event Damage|
|Size ||Area (Km2) ||Deaths||Destruction|
|3 M ||0 ||None||Explodes harmlessly in the atmosphere. Might reach the earth.|
|10 M||0 ||None|
| Chelyabinsk (17-20m) (15 February 2013)
| Tunguska (40m) (30 June 1908)
|50 M||1,900 ||1,000,000||Explodes in the upper atmosphere but causes serious ground damage|
|100M||7,200 || 3,000,000||Serious land damage. Earthquakes, tsunamis|
|200M||29,000 ||14,000,000 |
|1 Km||200,000 ||63,000,000 || Regional effects. Tsunamis, earthquake and hurricanes. |
Nuclear winter for months
|2 Km||Planet ||25% |
|5 Km||Planet ||50% ||Regional extinction. Global destruction. |
Nuclear winter for months
| Killed dinosaurs
|10Km||Planet ||100%||Global extinction. |
Nuclear winter for years.
|1 Km = 1000 yards. 10 Km = 6 miles. 1 mile = 1.6093 km|
| 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.
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.
- Detection. The current strategy is to find the object and give sufficient time for evacuation since we have no method of destruction.
- Deflection. Change the path of the asteroid.
Slow the asteroid so that the earth moves out of the way or change the orbit of the asteroid so that it does not cross the path of the earth.
Use laser, rockets, giant air bags, nuclear bombs, solar sails and reflective dust.
- Push Out Of Orbit. Apply a force that will push it to a new orbit.
- Impactors. Strike the asteroid or meteoroid with a man made object.
- Gravity Tractor. Use the gravity of a space craft hovering near by to pull it out of orbit.
- Asteroid-Asteroid Collisions. Change the trajectory of another asteroid and cause a collision.
- Nuclear Explosives. Explode near or on the surface of the asteroid with a stand off blast.
- Move The Earth. One radical proposal is to move the earth to a new orbit, not to move the asteroid.
Most experts agree that this solution would cause us to lose the moon.
- Change The Speed. The object arrives before or after the earth crosses its path.
This method needs years of advance warning. Most depend on vaporizing or heating the surface.
The further away the asteroid is, the shorter the distance it has to be pushed and the smaller the force that must be applied.
- Propulsion. Attach a propulsion engine and push the asteroid in a new direction.
- Mass Drivers. Attached to the surface, they excavate and eject material in space causing a recoil which changes the orbit.
- Thermal Energy. Heating the surface produces a force that vaporizes the surface and creates a stream that pushes the asteroid.
- Steam. Use laser systems to vaporize the surface.
- Solar Panels. Use solar energy from mirrors and solar sails to heat up the surface.
- White Paint. Non-gravitational forces. Cover the surface with white power or other highly reflective material which uses solar energy to heat up the surface.
Break up the asteroid into smaller pieces that will burn up in the atmosphere or be deflected into other orbits that are harmless.
This option is unpredictable and too risky. Some fragments will impact, but it is the only option we have if the time to impact is less than ten years away.
- Plasma Cannon. An electrothermal accelerator directed-energy weapon such as Shiva Star is an experimental system based on science fiction.
Events That Cause Fear.
|Source ||Event ||Frequency ||Deaths||Solution 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 ||10,000,000||Medical 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 Invasion||Strong Delusion ||Once ||0||The event alone causes global panic |
|Proof Of God ||Miracles||Latter Rain ||Daily ||0||These events cause awe and fear |
|Bible Science ||Once ||0||Shatters atheism, evolution and other religions|
Sometimes real or fictional expectations meet Bible prophecy. So sinners will panic.
- Bible Authenticated. It authenticates the Word of God as the best authority on modern science.
- The Latter Rain. It authenticates the miracles of the Bible which are ridiculed by science.
- The False Second Coming. It might appear like an alien invasion from outer space.
- The Second Coming. It will be accompanied by a series of natural disasters from the heavens.
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.
|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.
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.
- A Global Threat of Doom. An approaching global catastrophic event that has a limited or unproven chance of a technical solution.
This event must occur within a year or two after it is first recognized.
- Global Events. A series of sustained and frequent events that kill millions and strike random metropolitan locations.
The weekly death rates for each location must be in the hundreds of thousands.
- Regional Events. A series of sustained regional events that affect the entire population of the country.
- Localized, High Mortality. The death rates must be high and they must be concentrated in one area with the potential of global involvement.
If a large number of deaths are spread over many continents or over a long period, then the sense of urgency and doom will dissipate.
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.
- Signs. We know that the coming is near because all the signs have been fulfilled.
The only signs that remain are the persecution, evangelism and the fear from the heavens.
But all indications are that we have entered the political, technological, religious, legal, economic and social climate for the persecution to occur.
- Political. The United States wars in the Middle East, their jingoist position in the Security Council of the United Nations and their current international policy all speak of a beast that is gobbling the world.
The security issues of Israel mirror the situation at the end of time.
The rise of Iran signifies the impending fall of Babylon the Great.
- Religious. The Catholic church is the most powerful and it has the opportunity to control the European Union.
It has the majority in the United States Supreme Court, the senate and the congress.
I would not be surprised if they dominated the federal courts.
The judges of the Supreme Court and Federal courts are appointed for life and can only be removed by the impeachment process.
So a majority is significant because it is virtually a permanent presence for decades.
- Legal. The Patriot Act authorizes the type of legal environment necessary for a modern day Inquisition.
Democratic nations all over the world are adopting the same powers under the banner of "terrorism control" and in so doing they have formed an image to the beast.
- Economic. The economic climate is one of the predatory businesses and banks supported by governments that are increasingly aristocracies that are morphing into corrupt kleptocracies.
- Social. The secularist, occult characteristic of the nations is a sign. We have another lesson on the signs of the times.
- Covenant Time. The covenant requires that God gives back to the land all the Sabbath rests that have been denied by the people.
That Sabbath rest is the 1000 years of the millennium. Therefore, the earth must last for only 6000 years by law.
We are that generation.
» Feast of Tabernacles. The symbols suggest that the Second Coming will occur during the fall feasts.
- Time Prophecies. All of them have come to an end. The only time prophecies to be completed are the one year of evangelism and the one year of plagues and the millennium.
- The Gifts Of The Spirit. I know that the gifts are being given to the church. God is lining up His dominoes despite the fact that the church of Laodicea is not only asleep, but in a coma.
The Second Coming is being held up by the great sleep of the people of God.
We are not doing our work. The forces of evil are in place, yet the people of God are in a coma.
So God is going to do the work Himself because He has fixed a schedule by covenant.
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.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
(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.
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.
|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 |
|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) |
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 Laws||No ||Corpus Juris ||Patriot Act |
|In Israel with Papacy ||No ||Arab |
|Sunday Laws enforced ||Declared constitutional ||1993-2003 |
|7 headed, 10 horn beast controlled by church || No ||European Union |
 Jesuit defeated the SDA church
|Sodom and Gomorrah ||Sexual revolution ||Same sex marriage [2015} |
| 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) |
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 ||Passover||Pentecost||Drought||Trumpets ||Yom Kippur || Tabernacles|
|Time of Trouble ||Exodus (Flight)||The Presence of God||Suffering||We 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.
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.
- It was already operating, but under cover, or restrained even during the days of the apostles.
- The Antichrist will be characterized by the following:
- Exalts himself above everything, even God.
- Religious power.
- Was restrained in Paul's day, but the restraint will be taken away.
- Power, signs and false miracles.
- A strong delusion will be sent as punishment for our disobedience.
- The Second Coming will occur after this power has been out in the open.
- 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.
- Powerful Delusion.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
(2 Thessalonians 2: 11-12)
- Signs and Wonders. The final days will be characterized by the powerful signs performed by the agents of the devil.
Therefore, truth cannot be tested by signs. Truth is not your opinion. Truth is the written word of God.
» Testing the Truth.
It is clear that people will not love the truth of the written word, but they will judge truthfulness by power and by displays of miracles.
Since rejection of truth is what causes God to allow this to happen.
Then it is very important for us to understand what is truth and what God requires.
The best test of truth is the instruction given by God Himself.
- Cannot lead you to worship other gods. Even if all their predictions come through, they cannot turn you to other gods.
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, 'Let us follow other gods' (gods you have not known) 'and let us worship them,' you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
(Deuteronomy 13: 1-4 NIV)
- Cannot contradict the Bible. New truths cannot contradict the old.
Tradition and the interpretation of leaders cannot contradict the Bible.
In fact, the words must glorify the Torah.
To the law and to the testimony if they do not speak according to this word it is because
there is no light in them.
(Isaiah 8: 20)
- He Must Glorify Jesus. He must explain Jesus from the Torah and He will show the future.
However, when He, the Spirit of truth is come He will guide you into all truth;
for He will not speak of Himself; but whatever He hears that shall He speak; and He will show you things to come.
He shall glorify Me. For He shall receive of mine and show it to you.
(John 16: 13-14)
- The Expected Appearance of Mary.
It is therefore significant that the Catholic church is waiting for a global sign, visible to all nations,
that will catapult its leader to the position of the undisputed leader of the world.
It is claimed that the miracles prove that he is chosen by God Himself.
This church has already conditioned its members to believe that tradition, and the interpretation of the church takes precedence over the Bible.
- False Christs. False Christs that could fool even the saints shall appear to local audiences.
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. "Look, I have told you in advance. "So if they say to you, "Look, He is in the wilderness, 'do not go out, or, "Look, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
(Matthew 24: 24-27)
The Second Coming will be one global event, not many local events.
But how do you know that your spectacular local appearance is not a global one?
Christ will be in the air, not on the ground. You will immediately begin the process of the resurrection and the rapture.
Therefore, the event will not be a theological press briefing. There is no sermon, argument or debate.
It is a rescue operation.
- Satan. He is the ultimate false Christ whose appearance will eclipse all others. His coming is described in several laws and prophecies.
- Scapegoat. He is the scapegoat who will appear at Yom Kippur so that we can choose him or Christ.
- Beast from the Abyss. He is the beast whose philosophies corrupt the world before his appearing.
- The Eighth Head. Revelation 17 tries to describe the appearance of Satan as the eighth head of a seven headed beast!
This eighth head has always existed throughout the entire time.
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.
- New Laws. A new set of laws will be given for all religious traditions. In each case, the world is told to disregard the written instructions of their sacred writings.
These will be replaced with "more accurate" instructions.
- Supernatural. Supernatural beings go to many parts of the world to encourage people to accept the new laws.
The global nature of the real Coming of Christ will be ignored. (Matthew 24: 24-27, 31).
- Persecution. There is a threat of disaster for disobedience.
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.
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.
|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 Christ||Return of Madhi |
| ||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 Gentiles||New laws for all religions |
| ||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 war||Battle of Qa'im |
|Second Coming ||Second Coming ||Christ comes to judge ||Visible coming||Madhi, Isa |
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.
Seventh Day Adventists expect Satan to visibly appear as Christ to deceive the world before the real Second Coming.
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 ||Messiah (Moshiach), Elijah, the Ushpizin|
|Christians || 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 ||Second 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 ||The ninth Avatar, Shah-Bahram |
|Zoroastrians || Saoshyant or Astavatereta|
|New Age || 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 || Quetzalcoatl |
|Maya || Kukulchan |
|Lakota || White Buffalo Woman|
|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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Christ Stands On The Mount Of Olives. If he lands on the Mount of Olives, he can use Zechariah to show that he is supposed to touch the earth with his feet and begin his reign as king of the earth.
Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.
And in that day His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east ...
And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His name the only one.
(Zechariah 14: 3-4, 9)
This is a description of the Third Coming, but you need to know your scripture so that you are not deceived.
The fact that the saints will "meet the Lord in the air" at the Second Coming will seem like a trifling minor detail that he can easily claim will happen after he imposes peace on the earth.
Some people already believe that we "meet in the air" only to escort Jesus back to earth.
What will Satan accomplish? It will be his second appearance to humans to lead us into rebellion.
- Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil. Wrapped around this tree, he taught us to do only evil.
- Tree Of Life. Wrapped around this tree, he will teach us to murder and sentence us to the second death.
- Listen To Moses The Law Giver. Someone pretending to be Moses will tell you that the scripture predicted his coming and commands you to listen to him because he is the prophet who receives new laws from God and will guide you in the final exodus.
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.
(Deuteronomy 18: 15)
- Elijah The Teacher And Peace Maker. Christ said that Elijah will come to lead the world to Him before the Second Coming (Luke 1: 16-17). The Jewish traditions expect Elijah to come and lead them to the Messiah during the Passover seder.
Satan will hijack these expectations.
- Submit To King David. Speaking of the terrible persecutions in the last days, Jeremiah says that David will be resurrected so that he can lead Israel again. This is speaking of the time in heaven after the Second Coming and then after the new earth is created, but it could easily be misdirected.
It will come about on that day, declares the Lord of hosts, that I will break their yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.
But they will serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
(Jeremiah 30: 8-9)
Satan could easily say that he is David who has come to bring peace to the world as prophesied.
This prophecy is about what will happen after we possess the new earth. When we are secure, David will be a king.
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.
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!
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)
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.
| Reaction To The False Second Coming|
|%||Life As Usual ||The Event|| The Identity Of The Visitors ||Surprise||Millennium||Future|
|Beautiful Giant Angels, Peace, New Doctrines || Real|
| Destruction||On Earth|
|| Demon Angels Mobilizing The Earth || Heaven|
|19%||Catholic ||Mary|| Mary And Saints Warning The World ||Apocalypse|| Heaven|
|14%||Christian ||Rapture||Drats! Missed The Secret Rapture ... Must Be Millennium On Earth|| Heaven|
||Messiah|| Elijah, Ushpizin, Messiah || Olam Ha Ba|
||Madhi|| Supernatural Beings and 313 Angels Spreading Islam|| Jannah|
||Kalki|| He removes darkness and establishes Satya Yuga||Baikuntha|
||Maitreya|| Maitreya Bodhisattva Teaches To Save The World|
At The "Three Gatherings of the Dragon Blossom"
|11%||New Age ||
||Maitreya || Technology |
|36%||Ufology ||Nephilim|| Giant Aliens ... "Friendlies"|
|12%||Secular||Aliens|| Aliens With Big Promises and "inclusive" message. No God |
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.
|| Abomination of Desolation. (Daniel 9: 26-27)
|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 increase||1|| 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 God||2|| Fourth seal|
|Persecution ||9, 21 || 19 || 12 || Severe persecution that almost wipes out the church (67-313 and 538-1798) ||3|| 1260 days. |
|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.
- Sunday Laws. Most Adventists want to know when this will occur. I do not know and I do not care about this sign because it appears to cripple Adventists and it gives them an excuse to
delay a proper response to the word of God.
When that time comes it will be too late to do much. I want to be able to recognize other signs.
In addition, I expect that the evil forces will hide and delay any evidence of these activities until the last possible moment.
The only signs we have that this might occur is the influence and control of mass media, the composition of the court and the laws that help or restrict religion and the influence of the church on the state.
Europe has had Sunday laws imposed after 2003 with a transition period between 1993 and 2003. Yet this fact seems insignificant to American Adventists.
So we are not really looking for signs of Christ, we are looking for clues to manage risk to ourselves.
- The Third World War. I do not look at wars as a sign other than as trends towards worse and worse conditions.
If we had a nuclear war and half the world died I still would not see this as a sign.
However, I see two conflicts as being more significant than any other and they do not even need to be a great war.
- Babylon and Persia.
This is a conflict between Iran and the United States at a time when they control Iraq.
These hostilities create a political pattern that is similar to the fall of ancient Babylon. That sign is significant.
- Jerusalem Surrounded. The threat against Israel from her neighbors at a time when the United States has a war in the Holy Land may be a sign of the threat against the global church.
Jerusalem has been threatened many times. But the significant threat that is a sign of the times occurs when the King of the North is at war in the Holy Land and plants himself there.
Armageddon is not a war between the states. Armageddon is a war against religion, against an unarmed people.
In the first phase it is only a preparation. The actual war is fought after the millennium.
So we should not confuse any human war with this event.
- Technological and Legal Advances. Do not look at these anymore as estimates of when the government will have the ability to persecute.
They already have everything they need right now. Any other proposed laws or abilities that you hear will be coming are superfluous.
The government has high tech and low tech methods to stop you from buying and selling right now.
For example, if you hear that the government will invent a widget two years from now that will be able to read your thoughts and tell what religion you belong to,
do not conclude that this means that the persecution is at least two years away.
They can accomplish the same task now simply by asking everyone to bow down before an idol before you buy your groceries.
- The Change in the United States. This is a great sign.
The war in the Middle East and occupation of Iraq,
the willingness to torture and the new laws contained in the Patriot Act, the domestic surveillance programs and federal vigilante programs are all signs.
The control over the government by the conservative Christians and the willingness of Christians to make excuses for these abuses is very terrifying.
- The Vatican. When the church gets control of the following institutions at the same time then it is a sign.
They already control the news media. Over 90% of the political pundits and news analysts are conservative Catholics.
Think about what that means in propaganda warfare. Are you being manipulated?
- Jerusalem. This will fulfill Daniel 11: 45.
- United States Supreme Court. They must be conservative. This has already occurred.
- United States Government. They must have influence. The majority of congress is Catholic.
- The Gospel Preached. We are so willing to look to others. We think because this or that great evangelist is spreading the message that this is significant.
If you are not spreading the message it is not significant.
» A Basket of Eggs.
Pinning our hopes on two great preachers or one loyal Adventist is like putting all our eggs in one basket.
What if the owners of private Adventist facilities convert to another religion? What will you do?
Suppose some leaders in the General Conference are against us? It happened to the Worldwide Church of God.
You had no idea that over the past twenty years the devil has been silently trying to own all baskets, all hens and all egg laying production facilities.
He has replaced all the farmers with his own people and he is in the process of telling the states to pass laws to break or take your eggs.
So, heads up Chicken Little! The sky is falling!
- What Must I Do?
Do not despise the call to martyrdom, pretending that you are trying not to "bring trouble on yourself".
They killed Zechariah in church. They beheaded John the Baptist. Elijah ran for his life. The church leaders crucified God.
According to tradition, eleven of the disciples became martyrs.
All because they stood up and preached the gospel, made a call for morality, challenged the morality of governments, leaders and clergy and condemned the evil actions in the world.
You will be a martyr if you do the right thing. You will be safe if you hide behind a mask of compromise.
So study as if you plan to teach someone. Pray for someone that you can teach.
Plant an organic garden. Get out of debt. Turn off the television, even the news is now propaganda.
Buy a bicycle. Get a solar generator. Love your neighbor. Support Adventist ministries. Stand up for the persecuted. Denounce evil. Fall in love with your God.
... your hands are covered with blood.
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean. Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil.
Learn to do good. Seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
(Isaiah 1: 15-17)
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
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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)