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Signs of the Coming Messiah In This Generation
by H. Vandergouw
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"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."        Rev. 3: 20
ing of Great Tribulation, which comes 3-1/2 years after the beginning of Tribulation.  This period will be marked by the appearance of the Antichrist when he enters to reign in the rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem for the remaining 3-1/2 years that constitute the 7 year period of Tribulation. We are reminded that Paul the Apostle tells the church in Thessalonica (Greece) regarding the gathering unto the Lord Jesus Christ  As Lot and his family where taken out of Sodom and Gomorrah before God destroyed these two cities, it would only be logical that God would spare His children from worst destruction this world will ever experience during Tribulation.  This “taking out” is made possible by the Rapture, when Jesus will come to retrieve all the dead and living in Christ in the twinlding of an eye (see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 for proof).

Few people truly understand the dire conditions which will prevail upon the world during Tribulation.  As one reads Revelation and begins to grasp the enormity of that which will befall mankind and earth, every single person should desire to want to be a Christian prior to its beginning so they can be spared the wrath of God’s hot fierce anger by being Raptured.  The events that will constitute Tribulation will be so horrendous, so terrible, that it will make any past war look like a picnic. Let us look into the prophetic words given in Revelation that will make this period the most horrible and apocalyptic era in the history of mankind.

As stated before, the Tribulation period is that seven year period when God’s wrath and judgment is unleashed upon mankind as never before.  This judgment is comprised of many catastrophic events seen in the seven seals, the seven trumpets and seven bowels. Each will be described in this chapter.

The Seven Seals of Judgment

The beginning of God’s wrath upon mankind begins with the opening of the seven seals of judgment by Jesus Christ Himself.  The following scripture on the right notes this.

The actual breaking of the first seal by Jesus allows Tribulation to commence. The seven seals signify the basic sorrows that will prevail over earth for the entire 7 year period. The seals are described as follows...

This first seal refers to the emergence of the Antichrist who is represented as a king by the crown.  The Antichrist becomes a powerful world figure, in the manner of a dictator in order to conquer.  He is seen in Daniel’s vision as the little horn that becomes head of the 10 nation/region confederacy that later overthrows three nations that constitute it. Generally, he will have the power to control, direct and subjugate nations by great charisma, intrigue, deception and satanic power.  The Antichrist will initially reveal himself as a world peacemaker by working out a false peace treaty with Israel (see Daniel 9:27), potentially in the war against Gog as described in Ezekiel 38.  Many scholars believe that this will be the event which begins Tribulation.  It is noted, however, that after 3-1/2 years he will break this treaty when he establishes his throne in the rebuilt third temple as the false christ, the final antichrist, the abomination of desolations as spoken of by Daniel the prophet.

Under the second seal the whole world will eventually enter into a period of war.  All wars will finally culminate in the war of all wars, the battle at Armageddon.  Although Antichrist appears as a peacemaker, wars and unrest will earmark the whole 7 years of Tribulation.

This seal refers to the rising prices of goods which will be caused by famine (see fourth seal).  Because it is said that a quart of wheat and three quarts of barley will cost a denarius (a Roman coin that equaled a days wage during the time of Christ) the cost of food commodities will rise to a level where one will have to work a day just to supply a days worth of food.  No doubt, a rationing system will be put in place ultimately controlled by the antichrist economic system resulting in further subjugation.

This scripture states that authority was given to kill over 1/4 of the worlds population by elements of war, famine, pestilences and wild beasts. Based on today’s world population of 5 billion people, 1.25 billion people will die as a result of the fourth seal. We have already previously discussed in Chapter I that present trends project the fulfillment of this scripture within the decade. The fulfillment of Rev. 6:8 proves the God of the Bible as the only omnescient Being capable of predicting future events. The fulfillment of this scripture should have all of us on their knees seeking salvation from the only One who can offer salvation, that is Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of all.

These are the saints who are martyred because of persecution during the Tribulation.  As the Apostle John saw the souls of his fellow servants under the alter of God, he heard them cry out, “How long, 0 Lord, holy and true, wilt Thou refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on earth?” (Rev. 6:10).  This very question posed by John identifies these believers specifically as Tribulation saints.  This is because they ask for vengeance and judgment against those who have killed them.  Jesus, during the Church Age (i.e., Age of Grace), admonished all Christians to pray for their enemies and give their enemies the other cheek if they were struck, not to ask nor seek vengeance! Since the dispensation of the Law returns during Tribulation, the breaking of any Mosaic and/or Levitical law is now punishable under the law of Moses.  Therefore, if one man kills another, he can be put to death as given in Leviticus 24:17.

This seal describes a great earthquake that will cause every mountain and island to be moved.  Scientists have shown how earthquake activity is a result of tectonic plate movements of the earth.  Therefore, it is very plausible for one extremely large earthquake to be caused by a massive movement of the earth’s continental plates.  Recall in the chapter "Signs of the Times" we mentioned the largest earthquake ever recorded (as measured by the Richter Scale) was the Chilean earthquake of 1960, with a 9.5 Richter scale reading  that caused a phenomenon known as the free oscillation of the earth.  So strong was this earthquake, seismic waves traveled around the planet for days after the initial shock.  With the 10x exponential increase in power and therefore devastation seen with each whole number increase, an earthquake reading at 10.5 could move every mountain and island from its original position.

The cloaking of the sun and the coloring of the moon could be an indication of oil wells burning (as occurred during Desert Storm), volcanic ash through eruptions, worldwide fires and nuclear fallout (i.e. nuclear winter) - all which could darken the skies.  Falling stars could refer to the missiles of war entering the earth’s atmosphere.  Throughout this entire apocalypse, mankind will constantly desire to seek shelter from the wrath of God from whom they cannot hide.  It is apparent from this scripture that those remaining on earth will fully understand that God is the author of this wrath as the scripture so states. All throughout Tribulation, God hopes man will repent from his ways and accept the forgiveness of sin and rebellion that Jesus died on the Cross for.  This is borne out in Rev. 9: 20 and 21, which speaks specifically of mankind who will not repent because of hardness of heart.

This is a very significant declaration, for time does not exist in heaven as it is eternal.  I believe this silence occurs due to the fullness of God’s wrath that will have to be invoked upon the earth during the worst part of Tribulation, which is the Great Tribulation.  Before a complete and total apocalypse of mankind and earth occurs, God, the very creator of mankind and earth, must be in a deep state of sorrow for what must ultimately be fulfilled.  It is understood in the scriptures that God finds invoking His wrath and vengeance strange and foreign to Him.  Knowing this, it must extremely difficult for a normally loving God to invoke such severe judgments.  The breaking of the 7th seal brings forth the 7 trumpet judgments, which are all contained in the 7th seal, to be discussed in the next section.

Jesus’ Admonition

Returning to Chapter 24 in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells His disciples about the signs of the end of the age.  We can see how the opening of the seals will allow the following to occur.  Many believe these verses specifically apply to the end of the age. Jesus mentions two specific and separate instances that refer to it.  The first refers to the individual who endures to the end.  Indeed, this is how people will be saved in the time of Tribulation.  The person shall not only have to believe in Jesus as any normal believer would to today but will also have to endure all odds that death will not prevail against you as will be common during Tribulation.  For example, you will have to overcome the afifictions of famine, nuclear and conventional war, plagues, lawlessness, radiation sickness, pestilence’s, injury, and finally, all the hardships involved in rejecting the “mark of the beast”.  The second instance that refers to the end of the age involves the preaching of the gospel throughout the entire earth. The preaching of the gospel throughout the whole world did not take place during the time of Jesus, when all of Israel was devastated and destroyed by the Roman armies, thereby leading to the Diaspora.  Only today, for the first time in history, in this (our) generation are we close to seeing the gospel being preached throughout the entire world.  In fact, through short wave radio and sateffite television, the Gospel is capable of reaching all humanity upon earth this day.  

There are also those who believe that the Tribulation will not begin until the entire gospel is preached to every person in the world. This thinking is incorrect. Chapter 7 of Revelation prophesies the raising of 144,000 Jewish believers in Jesus Christ, 12,000 believers from each tribe of Israel, who will go throughout the whole world to witness for Jesus in the first half of the Tribulation.  The two Jewish prophets, predicted to be Elijah and Moses or Enoch, will give testimony about Jesus and perform great signs and wonders.  Also, Tribulation believers will preach the Gospel in much the same way it is being preached today.  Lastly and most important, an angel described in Rev. 14:6 (see right) will preach the gospel for the last time to all who have not heard.  Thus, the Gospel shall be preached througout the entire earth and then the end shall come as Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24: 14

Although we are seeing this world evangelized as never before, it is reported 2.8 billion people have yet not heard the gospel, most of these falling within the 10-40 window, which covers the latitudes (10° N. and 40° S. of the earth) and contain 90% of the earth’s population. It could well take another century for the remaining 2.8 billion people to be reached. Based on events fulfilled, it is doubtful, that the Lord will tarry another century. If this were so and the church would be responsible for preaching the Gospel to all the world before the return of Jesus, then Rev 14: 7 would not be needed to be fulfilled therefore making it invalid.

This will be the last evangelistic call made to mankind during Great Tribulation.  By this time, most of the remaining population will have made their choice in whom they would align themselves to, God or Satan.  The angelic visitation described in Rev. 14: 6,7 should not come as a surprise this day, for there are reports coming from various parts of the world that speak of angelic visitations occurring regularly. It has been reported that incredible visions and supernatural dreams are being experienced by many hard to witness groups such as the Moslems and Hindi, leading many to Jesus this day.  For example, during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in 1991, a number of Nigerian mullahs (holy men) were praying inside the Grand Mosque when Jesus appeared and declared that He was God. They immediately coverted to Christianity.’

Mark of the Beast

Another angel follows and warns all those remaining on earth that if they worship the beast (Antichrist) and receive a mark on their forehead or hand, the full wrath of God shall come upon them. This scripture warns that if anyone were to take the mark of the beast, the name or number of his name, they shall be destined to the wrath of God, which ultimately leads to Hell.  See Revelation 14: 9-11 on the right.

This is a sober warning to all who will miss the Rapture.  You must not take on the “mark” of the beast in any form or fashion.  Whether through tattoo, microchip implantation, invisible bar¬code branding or any other means, for those who take on the “mark” will be destined to Hell.

Most believers-witnesses will die for the sake of the Gospel during the Great Tribulation, as revealed in Rev. 7: 13 -17.  As the Apostle John sees numerous individuals in white robes before him, an angel standing next to John asks him who the individuals in white robes were.  John replies, “My lord, you know (speaking to the angel).” The angel answers John, “These are the ones who come out of the Great Tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Here again, we have scriptural proof that there are a special group of martyrs who will be known as the Tribulation saints.

It should be known that the Jehovah Witnesses believe that the 144,000 Jewish-witnesses sealed by God as referred to in Chapter 7 in Revelation are a select group of their own people who will reign with Christ in heaven for 1,000 years during the Millenium and, further, that only these 144,000 will have a resurrection to heaven.  They believe only those who have worked hard enough, were found righteous enough and religious enough would be allowed this privilege, If this were true, the the majority of Jehovah Witnesses and everyone else, including all Christians, would be excluded from heaven.  Not only is this a blatant lie, but it denies the atonement that Jesus so dearly paid for through His death on the Cross.  Again, recognizing that the atonement is the final work of Jesus for salvation to all, the ticket to eternal bliss in the one heaven God created can be attained just by believing and accepting Jesus into your heart.  For no amount of work, guilt, false doctrine, penitence or churchanity will get you into the kingdom of God, because all are saved by faith and Grace.  This belief structure is an example of the Jehovah Witnesse's false religion to others that if you work hard enough, believe hard enough and are perfect enough, you just might make it into the kingdom of heaven.  Only if you are fortunate enough to be one of the 144,000 that is.  It should be evident that this is but a blatant lie and the salesmanship of a false religion.  It totally rejects the completed work of Jesus, offering salvation and eternal resurrection TO ALL who will simply believe in Him.

The Seven Trumpets of Judgment

Now we will review the meaning of the seven Trumpet judgments, which are part of the last Seal judgment (the seven trumpets of judgment are contained in the last seventh Seal judgment).

This scripture tells us of tremendous fire falling upon the earth.  Note that one third of the earth will be consumed whereby entire cities may become but ash (remember Sodom and Gomorrah).  Also, one third of the trees and grass will be burned.  This certainly is not impossible since the year of 1988, the entire nation of America suffered one of the greatest droughts since the Dust Bowl era, which occurred in the early 1900’s. Recently, parts of the west, especially California, have experienced droughts whereupon millions and millions of acres have succumbed to major forest fires.  However, the first Trumpet judgment will make the California forest fires we have witnessed in the past seem minor.

It is noted in Revelation 11: 6 that one of the two prophets, believed to be Elijah, will stop the rain from falling for 3-1/2 years.  Certainly such a drought would only add fuel to a fire.  However, even areas that receive plenty of rain may yet be afflicted by fire since Elijah saw the fire he commanded to come down from heaven consume water in a trench as given in 1 Kings 18:38.  Again, this is a witness to all the world the power that God has and will execute in His wrath.

A great mountain burning with fire could only refer to the explosion of an atomic bomb, especially a hydrogen bomb. John, not having any notion what an exploding hydrogen bomb would look like could only explain the size of such a fireball as a mountain, which in fact is a very accurate description of an exploding hydrogen bomb. The blast diameter for a 5 megaton (equivalent 5 million pounds of TNT) bomb is approxiniately 25 miles. Both America and Russia have up to 50 megaton nuclear warheads ready to rain destruction upon this world as never before.  Certainly such a number of bombs could easily destroy one third of the world’s ships in a sea such as the Mediterrain.  The Mediterrain is often referred to as the sea where the acts of God in Revelation take place. However, this scripture could refer to all oceans and seas of the world since all the nations have a sufficient amount of nuclear weapons to kill this earth ten times over.

The fallout from the explosion of multiple warheads could easily contaminate the ocean and kill practically all sea-life.  Even today we see pollution in the making as the deterioration of the nuclear reactor core and fuel cells of a sunken Russian nuclear submarine off the coast of Norway destines to affect sea life in the North Sea.  Therefore, it easy to see that large scale radioactive contamination of the world’s oceans during Tribulation could easily cause an imbalance in the feeding chain and cycle of ocean life, leading to devastathg consequences.

Another possibility to interpreting the "great mountain burning with fire" is the impact of a large meteor, asteroid, comet or even small planet upon our earth.   Although astronomers have thus far not given notice of such a planetary event to occur, we find it quite unusual that there are those who speak of "Planet X", a small planetary object that is predicted to impact earth, possibly in the year 2012 (read about this in the chapter "The 2012 Mystery").  Last but not least, since God is the creator of our cosmos, He can easily create any planetary object of His choice and have it fulfil the 2nd Trumpet Judgment.  

Regarding the turning of the sea into blood, God used Moses to command the waters of the Nile River in Egypt to turn to blood as given in Exodus 7:20.  Because of this precedence, we know that God can and at His will turn one third of the sea into blood, however He chooses to do it.

A great star from heaven perfectly fits the description of a missile burning upon entering the atmosphere because of atmospheric friction. The name of this star, called Wormwood, literally means bitter.  In 1987, the worst nuclear accident to date occurred in Chenobyl, Russia. Interestingly, the Russian word “Chernobyl” means ‘Wormwood”. As a historic fact, radiation fallout was measured as far as Sweden and along the Eastern European countries.  Today, the area between Chernobyl and Kiev is a veritable nuclear wasteland. The total number of Russians affected by radiation poisoning is still unknown due to secrecy regarding this most embarrassing incident.

The greatest danger regarding radioactive fallout is its incredibly long half-life.  For example, plutonium has a half-life of 24,000 years, which means it will still be 1/2 as radioactive as it was 24,000 years earlier.  Such fallout will so severely pollute one third of the rivers and streams that death will surely occur to any who drink it.  The only safe drinking water available at that time may possibly be found in deep wells that are supplied by underground aquifers.  This underground aquifer system explains how some people will be able to survive the period of Tribulation until the end.

Of course, this "great star, burning like a torch" could again refer to a planetary object impacting our earth and causing destruction beyond our imagination.  Since such an event has never been recorded in human history, we have no actual evidence available to compare the consequences of such an event.  Nonetheless, there no question it would be truly catastrophic.

In the fourth trumpet judgment, it appears that a literal darkening of the sun, moon and cosmos occurs.  We have seen examples of this even today.  During Desert Storm, Saddem Hussein ordered all the oil well-heads to be destroyed and set on fire during his retreat from Kuwait.  It was reported that there were days when the sun, moon and stars could not be seen because of all the smoke produced by the burning of the oil wells. Also, when Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines spewed forth smoke and ash, it became so thick that daytime appeared as though ft were nighttime.  This scripture can be fulfilled in a similar fashion during Tribulation.  With the addition of nuclear fallout, long term cloaking of the sun, moon and stars could easily take place thereby producing the condition known as a nuclear winter.

The last three Trumpet judgments are truly the pouring out of God’s wrath upon mankind as never before.  I believe they will be executed during the last 3-1/2 years of Tribulation, otherwise known as Great Tribulation.  So terrible and torturous are these outpourings, that an eagle cries out in a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” (Rev. 8:13).  Conditions will be so horrible and painful, mankind will desire to seek death but not find it (Rev. 9: 6).  Many of the judgments thus far have been in part carried out by man (i.e. war, economic hardships, etc.). But in the Trumpet judgments, God is showing the world that it is not man, but He alone that is causing all the earth to experience His final catastrophic judgments.  At that time, whoever then is familiar with Revelation will know that this is but a fulfillment of prophecy.

Although the symbolism used in the last three Trumpet judgments is somewhat mysterious, Jesus tells us that this period will be so horrible that, “For then there will be a Great Tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning the world until now, nor ever shall be. And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.” (Matthew 24: 21 & 22). The days actually will have to be cut short so that some human life will survive during this time.  Let us now look at the remaining woes that constitute the last three Trumpet judgments and are as severe as any previous judgment, whereby no man can fully understand or envision the severity thereof.

This judgment is the unleashing of Satanic demon forces from hell, typically referred to in the Bible as ‘the plague’.  Similar to actual locusts, these demonic forces will come as a swarm (rushing army).  Unlike real locusts, they will not come to devour the grass and trees, but plague man himself.  Like a scorpion’s sting, these forces will cause great pain.  As a prisoner of war who is being tortured by his captors, man shall not be able to die and thereby escape this torture for a total of five months.  The driving force behind this woe are demonic spiritual forces that come to torment man, torment being a chief characteristic of Satan.  It should be noted that only those who are sealed by God will not be attacked by these demon swarms.  Therefore, the 144,000 Jewish witnessess will be able to continue evangelizing without feeling the effects of this severe affliction.

During the onset of the first woe, Chapter 11 of Revelation describes the supernatural ministry of two prophets.  Their 1,260 days of ministry will demonstrate the power of God as they prophesy while the holy city, Jerusalem, will be tread under foot by the Gentiles for 3.5 years during the Great Tribulation.  They will have power to withhold the rain, turn water into blood, smite the earth with plagues and have fire come out of their mouths to devour their enemies.  Their ministry will be of tremendous support to the 144,000 Jewish witnesses during the time they evangelize earth.  Most scholars believe that one of the two prophets will be Elijah because of the power given to withhold rain for 3-1/2 years.  Elijah had this same power when he reigned on earth.  It is believed that the second witness will wither be Moses or Enoch.  As you my recall, Enoch, like Elijah, was Raptured to heaven and therefore did not die a natural death.  Some believe this is required to fulfill Hebrews 9:27.  Others believe the second prophet could be Moses, as Moses and Elijah appeared together with Jesus during the Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-13).  The Transfiguration event is thought to be a foreshadowing of the coming of the Messiah with the two patriarchs, Moses and Elijah.

The two witnesses are killed after their 3’/2 years of ministry and are left dead on the streets of the great city Jerusalem for 3’/2 days.  We know this great city, mystically called Sodom and Egypt, to be Jerusalem since it is stated their Lord Jesus was crucified there.  After 3-1/2 days, they are raised from the dead in the midst of the people and then are immediately called up to heaven.  In that hour, a great earthquake occurs with a tenth of Jerusalem being destroyed and 7,000 people killed.

The Meaning of the Manchild

This scripture refers specifically to the nation of Israel, Jesus and the 144,000 Jewish Tribulation witnesses. Initially, a woman is pictured giving birth to a man-child.  The original Greek rendering of the term “man-child” translates to mean man.  Many have mistaken the woman mentioned in this chapter as the virgin Mary.  This cannot be accurate because the first verse describes the woman as having unique characteristics such as being clothed with the sun, having the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars upon her head.  Nowhere is this description found of Mary in the New Testament. However, a similar symbol is found in the book of Genesis when Joseph, the son of Jacob, has a dream.  As Joseph relates his dreams to his father and brothers, he states, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” (Gen. 37:9).  In this dream the sun and moon represent Joseph’s parents and the eleven stars his eleven brothers. Joseph, with his brothers, constitute the original twelve tribes of Israel.  The twelve tribes mentioned in Genesis are the twelve stars mentioned in Revelation with the exception of the tribe of Dan, who was replaced by the tribe of Mannasseh, Joseph’s son.  Just as Joseph’s family bowed down before Joseph so too will the twelve tribes of Israel bow down before Jesus the Messiah. Because Israel is the center of the earth as given in Ezekiel 5:5 (“Thus says the Lord God, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her.”), the dream Joseph had refers to the seed of Jacob, whose name was changed by God to Israel.  Therefore, the nation of Israel is being referred to, not Mary.  Also, all throughout the Bible, the daughter of Mt. Zion (the mountain of God) refers to the nation of Israel, not Mary.  It is also from the 12 tribes of Israel that the 144,000 witnesses will come forth during the Tribulation.  Again we find that instead of following the commandment given by Jesus in the Gospels that Christians pray for their enemies, turn the other cheek when struck, give both coats when only asked for one and walk two miles instead of just one, the souls of the Tribulation slain saints ask how long will the Lord refrain from judging and avenging their blood (see Rev. 6: 10).  It is obvious these believers are operating under the Mosaic law of “an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.” Most Tribulation believers will be persecuted as pointed out in Rev. 12: 17, “and the dragon (symbol for Satan), was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”

Here we see that God’s fury of fire, smoke and brimstone will directly destroy a third of mankind.  This represents about 1.8 billion people by today’s population and does not even take into consideration the deaths of others by God’s previous judgments.  It is apparent based on the percentages thus far given, at least one-half of the earth’s population will die because of the Tribulation.

By the scripture given in verse 15, we are specifically told that this judgment will occur on a specific date and hour, thereby referring to earthly time. We are told of a 200 million man army that ultimately heads to the valley of Megiddo, Israel - a large fertile valley about 70 miles north of Jerusalem between the Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee - best known as Armageddon where the last great battle on earth before the return of the Messiah.  In the vision, John sees, “heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.” Could this possibly refer to thousands of tanks spewing out volleys of fire as their shells are being hurled to their targets?  It’s not a coincidence that the primary fighting machine of choice in desert warfare is the tank. 

This would mark the first time in the Revelation that John is given the reason for God’s fury and wrath. This judgment is specifically unleashed upon unregenerate man who has not repented of his worship of false gods and the committing of sorcery, immorality, murders and thefts.  Common false gods include but are not limited to; love of money, Buddha, love of self, the Hindu idol Shiva, Mohammed (the prophet of Islam), and all other forms of worship that exalts itself over the one and only true God.  Incidentally, one may ask why God would unleash such wrath and fury during Tribulation and not act similarly today?  The answer to this question can be found in 2 Peter 3:9,10 which can be read to the right.

So, it is the long-suffering nature of our God that holds back His hand from consuming us this present day as His word so states.  Therefore, the Lord in the present dispensation of Grace is being a provider of incredible mercy and grace considering all the wickedness we see happening upon earth this very day.  He continues to withhold His might hand from all consumming judgment in hope that all mankind will repent from their evil and wicked ways.  Yet, God has an appointed time for all things (Eccl. 3:1).  Peter says this abundant grace will suddenly come to an end when, “By His word, the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. “as given in 2 Peter 3: 7.  We need to believe this.

In the last Trumpet judgment we see great storms of lightening, hail and an earthquake. Upon hearing the judgment, John states that he heard 7 peals of thunder as though they were spoken.  He was about to write them down but the angel of the 7th Trumpet specifically tells him not to. All of this is occurring in context of the day of the Lord’s coming.

Chapter 13 specifically speaks about the Antichrist.  He will come into Jerusalem and cease the Temple services from going forth as stated in Daniel 12: 12, “And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, and the abomination of desolation is set up there will be 1,290 days.”  The Antichrist will be a man, will recover from a fatal sword wound to the head and in all likelihood be Jewish or claim Jewish ancestry.  This can only be so, for he would never be able to enter the Temple and be accepted as Christ, albeit false, by the religious leaders unless he were Jewish or could prove absolute Jewish descent.  Also, Daniel 11: 37 and 38 identifies him as a man who shows no desire for woman, indicating he may possibly be homosexual.  Nor will he show regards to the gods of his fathers or have regard for any god, except for himself, for he will magnify himself as the most high.  Instead he will honor a god of forces, a god whom his father did not know.  This infers that in all likelihood he will be a New Age believer which is very possible as seen in the likes of the late Rabbi Kurdi, who was one of the premier New Age Kabbalistic rabbis of this generation as mentioned in chapter V.  Again, the foundational basis of this theology is that you believe that you can be a "god".  A very sad note is made in Revelation 13: 8, indicating the incredible deception the false Christ will have over man which can be read to the right.

It must be understood that the power of the Antichrist will come from Satan, symbolically referred to as a dragon. We note in Chapter 13 that another beast comes on the scene to give glory and power to the first beast, identified as a man in Rev. 13: 18, who is the Antichrist. This second beast is often referred to as the false prophet, acting like a false Elijah in that he is able to bring down fire from heaven just as Elijah did in Old Testament days. it is for this reason the false prophet will be able to deceive so many on the earth because of the power given him. With such demonic power, he will be able to cause an image of the beast identified by Jesus as the abomination of desolation (possibly a statute, no doubt an idol) to speak and cause all those who do not worship the image to be killed.  When the false prophet is mistakenly identified as Elijah, many will believe the Antichrist to be Messiah. This is key to the great deception which will bring practically all mankind to worship the "beast".  Orthodox Judaism teaches that the arrival of Elijah will herald the arrival of the Messiah, as represented by the cup of Elijah that is present in the Passover dinner celebrated once a year as the Seder. From this, the deception will be great, as Jesus warns His disciples in Matt 24: 23-26.

Because they refuse to receive the Messiah who already has come, they logically will not be aware of the prophetic scriptures pointing to the Antichrist and false prophet.  Jews and non-Jews alike will be deceived by the many signs and wonders that the false prophet despite the warning Jesus has given in the New Testament.

The Seven Bowls (or Vials) of Judgment

The vials (as referred to in the King James Version) or bowl (as referred to in other Bible
versions) judgments constitute the last judgments upon mankind and earth.  They are specific to the end of Great Tribulation as the Greek word “teleo” means to complete or bring to an end.

The first bowl causes a plague of sores to come upon all who take on the mark of the beast and worship his image. It is interesting to note that during the time when Moses was pronouncing plagues upon Pharaoh in order to persuade him to let the Israelites go, the sixth plague was one that brought boils out upon men (Exodus 9:9). Whether these sores are as boils cannot be determined at this time. Nonetheless, as it happened in Egypt, so to will it happen throughout the world to those who take on the mark of the beast and worship his image. Incidently, testing has shown that lithium injected underneath the skin will actually produce "boil-like" sores.  Is it possible that minature lithium batteries used in the implantable micro-biochip will fail and leak?  Certainly God has the power to supernaturally explode each lithium cell thereby causing such sores.

The second bowl judgment has the angel pouring the bowl of God's dreadful wrath upon the sea and when he does so, it becomes as the blood of a dead man with everything in the sea dying.  This refers to sea water that will take on the appearance of blood.  The sea here perhaps refers to the Mediterranean Sea around which the entire focus of end time events take place.  Interestingly, we are seeing the increase of a blight commonly known as “Red tide”, an algae bloom that colors the ocean red in sufficient concentrations and kills sea life. Although it usually found near the shores of our oceans, it has been becoming more pervasive on a yearly basis and has even been found in large concentrations away from shorelines.

The third bowl judgment is poured out into the rivers and springs of water by the angel and is turned to blood. The judgment is, according to Rev. 16:6, in response to the shed blood of all the martyred saints and prophets.  This scripture is a literal changing of water into true and real blood.  At this late stage of God's wrath upon the world, we are seeing more of HIs supernatural judgments taking precedence.  In other words, in the early stages of Tribulation, there were many catastrophic events that were both man and God induced.  However, as we near the end of Tribulation, the supernatural judgments of God will become the over-riding means of how calamities occur leaving little doubt that God is the author of such events.  He will truly be making Himself known, in a judgmental way.

The fourth bowl judgment causes the sun to scorch men with fierce heat.  Today, we may be seeing a small part of this effect taking place by the disappearance of the ozone layer in our atmosphere.  During Great Tribulation, the release of this bowl will induce an incredible rise in earth temperature.  Because the angel directly pours this bowl on the sun, the sun will physically intensify its radiant heat transmission over earth as never before.  Naturally, scientists will be puzzled and have a slew of theories to explain why this is happening, as they do today regarding the depletion of the ozone layer, increased earthquakes and weather disturbances caused by what they believe are "natural" climatic changes.  But the fact remains that the only explanation which will adequately describe what is occurring is found in the word of God, specifically Rev. 16: 8,9.

The fifth bowl judgment is poured upon the throne of the Antichrist whose temporary kingdom on this earth becomes grossly darkened.  This judgment of added wrath upon Satan’s kingdom will directly effect those who belong to it by increasing their pains and sores.  In a last attempt to have man repent from his evil and wicked ways, the Lord is purposely causing man to experience such pain that he will cry out to Him for mercy. Again, we need to look back at Exodus as a type and form of God's judgemental acts upon mankind. Note to the right a compilation of scriptures which came up by searching for the word "boils".  In it, we see judgment pronounced upon man who defies God. Although we are not seeing the specific judgement of "boils" being unleashed upon mankind today in this age of Grace, one needs to wonder why there are over 50 sexually transmitted diseases seen today - with the understanding that the afflicted almost always are infected due to illicit sex.  However with the 5th Bowl judgment, man’s heart is so hardened, that he not only fails to repent but sadly, also blasphemes God.

The sixth bowl judgment is poured upon the River Euphrates which crosses through Iraq
(passing through Baghdad) drying it up so that the armies from the east will be able to pass over and meet at Armageddon.  These eastern kings are led to go to Armageddon under the power of Satan, who uses “miracles” brought forth by unclean spirits that arise out of the mouths of the dragon, beast and false prophet.  An indication as to how close we are to this judgment being fulfilled occurred in 1991 during Desert Storm, when the Turkish government partially dried up the Euphrates River.  As the Euphrates River was partially dried up for that specific conflict, the Euphrates River will be completely dried up for the battle at Armageddon.  Based on this historic event, the execution of this judgment will most likely be accomplished by man under the influence of the Antichrist.

The seventh and last bowl judgment brings great destruction to the earth.  From the Temple a loud voice arises from the throne to say, “It is done.”  An earthquake will come over the area of Jerusalem and divide the city into three parts.  So great and mighty is this earthquake that cities, mountains and islands throughout the world will disappear. From heaven will come 100 pound hallstones to fall upon mankind, a form and type of judgment seen when fire and brimstone was unleashed upon the wicked cities of Sodom and Gemorrah (CLICK HERE to read about it's recent discovery). This will be the greatest outpouring of God’s wrath ever seen in the history of mankind.

The following events are a culmination of God’s wrath and fury and has its completion at the battle of Armageddon.  It should be noted that this battle will not be confined to the Valley of Jezreel alone, a large fertile plain in Israel where the town of Megiddo is located from whence the name “Armageddon” comes from, but will extend to and culminate in Jerusalem where the Messiah will enter in through the Eastern Gate of the Temple.  Before this happens, the evil world system called Babylon - identified today as the New World Order - will be destroyed by God Almighty.  Chapter 17 and 18 are totally devoted to describing this evil world system and its demise.  Many believe that Babylon specifically refers to America.  Certainly, America has been one of the greatest merchants this final era.  Sadly, it also has the unfortunate distinction of being a primary exporter of smut, filth, greed, avarice and domination (through New World Order initiatives such as through Masonry, United Nations, Trilateral Commission, Council of Foreign Relations, Bilderburger Organization, etc.) throughout the world as never before. Additionally, it is active in advancing astrology, psychic phenomena at the same time promoting anti-Christian values, mores and beliefs. Today, rampant decay is crisscrossing America at a level never before seen or experienced. Yet, America is not the only nation where such moral decay is seen or permitted.  Many European nations and others have avidly been promoting the same influences and perversions.  I personally do not believe that the Babylonian system only pertains to America, but rather, believe it applies to the New World system that effects all nations, especially during the Tribulation.  The last scripture in Revelation 18 supports this by referring to the blood of prophets and saints who have been slain throughout the world.  Because the scripture mentions the world, it points out that Babylon refers to a world system adopted on an international level.

The Last Sign of the Coming of the Lord

As can be distilled from the above scriptures, the coming of the Lord as the Messiah will be upon a white horse with the saints following Him from heaven to engage in the final battle of Armageddon. The armies who follow Jesus on their white horses to the Battle of Armageddon are all the past believers in Christ, including both the Old and New Testament saints.  This can only be so, because all those who are referenced as being clothed with fine linen, white and clean, are the precious saints of Jesus Christ who in no other way could be "clean" unless they were washed by the precious blood of the Lamb, Jesus Himself.

After victory at Armageddon, Jesus will decend upon the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to defeat the final forces of the Antichrist located there. Once accomplished, Jesus will send His angels forth to collect the remaining saints who are still alive in the world, whom He calls "His elect". Those who are not his elect will be taken out of the world ( a reverse Rapture) by angels and cast into the outer darkness which is todays Hell.  The Antichrist, false prophet and all his followers will be thrown into the lake of fire where they will be bound for one thousand years.  Jesus will then enter the Eastern Gate of the Temple and all the saints will reign and govern the earth with Christ for the next 1,000 years identified as the Millennium,

These saints will have glorified-resurrected bodies that will be able to alternate between the physical and the spiritual realm just as Jesus did when He came into the Upper Room to meet with the disciple Thomas.  All the believers in Jesus who die during the Tribulation are identified as Tribulation saints.  Most will die due to injury, illness or execution.  Their execution will be by beheading as revealed in Rev. 20: 4 (read to the right).  They will be beheaded for three specific reasons: 1.) their testimony of Jesus, 2.) the word of God they maintain, 3.) because they would not accept the mark of the beast nor worship him.  Yet, they will be raised and reign with Christ forevermore.

John exclaims in Rev 20: 6, “Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.”  Those who comprise this first resurrection constitute the following (each group is resurrected only once but at different times):

1.)  Old Testament Saints at Jesus’ resurrection three days following His crucifixion.                 These Old Testament saints are now in heaven and are only using their spiritual                bodies although they have already received their resurrected-glorified bodies.

2.)  New Testament saints Raptured prior the Tribulation. This is comprised of two                   groups: the first who died in Christ prior the Rapture and those who remain at the             Rapture.

3.)  144,000 Jewish witnesses (includes the two prophets) sealed by God during                       Tribulation.

4.)  Tribulation saints who died or were killed.

5.) Tribulation saints who are able to make it into the Miflenium and die a natural                death.

The Tribulation saints who are alive at Jesus’ coming will be are gathered together by the Lord’s angels and brought to that place where the Lord wifi be, in Jerusalem.  These will be the remaining human beings who repopulate earth during the Millenium.

All the wicked assembled at Armageddon against Israel will be killed by the sword of the Spirit, which comes from the mouth of Christ (Rev. 19:2 1). This double-edged sword of the Spirit of God is the word of God.  Just as God spoke the universe into existence, so will he speak death to those who are in enmity towards Him by His Word(s).

The wicked who are remaining and alive, those who received the mark of the beast and worshiped him, will be reverse Raptured out of earth to fulfill the prophecy given by Jesus,

All the wicked dead who have died in Satan - either those who died prior or up until the literal coming of Jesus - will be held in an isolated state in what we call hell until the end of the Millennium.  This is the first death. The Millennium is the 1,000 year dispensation that finally ushers in the last day (one day is as a thousand years) of God’s Great Sabbath Week on earth for a total of seven thousand years.  This last 1,000 year dispensation would correspond to our Sunday, the day of rest in God for earth and all mankind.

Since a Jewish year equals 360 days, the three and one-half years of Great Tribulation lasts 1,260 days.  Yet, Daniel 12:11,12 states....

We can calculate from this scripture there are an extra 75 days noted over three and one-half years equaling 1,260 days.  The first 30 days are relegated to to cleanse the earth of its pollution and defilement by all the elements that have caused it (i.e. nuclear fallout, pollution, pestilence’s, etc.) while the remaining 45 days will be used to restore/rebuild the Temple and to set up Jesus’ kingship.  The first 40 days will specifically relate to the rebuilding, restoring and cleansing of the Temple.  As Moses was told to wait upon God for 40 days for the giving of the law (i.e. ten commandments) and the disciples were told to wait 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus for the giving of the Holy Spirit, so to will Jesus be in waiting for the Father to bestow unto Him the kingdom of the entire earth.  The last 5 days of the 45 days will be used to set up of Jesus’ kingship.  As He was denied His kingly position when He entered Jerusalem 5 days prior to His crucifixion, He will now be given the rightful celebration that was denied Him during His first advent.  During this time, He will go through the coronation ceremonies as Hosanna in the highest.  Finally, the King of Kings will be anointed with the Holy Anointing Oil (recently discovered by way of the Copper Scroll, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls) that is now awaiting His arrival in Jerusalem.  I suspect a great celebration will take place during this time and it may well incorporate the marriage supper of the Lamb to His bride as given in Rev. 19: 9. Jesus will now be the final King of earth, with David given the kingship of Israel as the scriptures so promise.  We, His saints, will rule the nations with Him forevermore as given in Rev. 2: 26, “And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him will I give authority over nations.”

When the thousand years of the Millennium is nearly completed, Satan is released again for a short while.  He will come out again to deceive the nations in a last and final battle, initiated by the nations of Gog and Magog.  This might be a replay of the battle between Gog and Israel destined to occur before the advent of Tribulation or the actual battle against Gog and Magog as expressed in Ezekiel 28 (see Chapter 5 for explanation regarding this).  For the last time, man will be given the choice to serve either God or Satan.  Undoubtedly, this last war destined to occur during the final years of the Millennium will allow the final evil-dwellers on earth to be separated from those who love and are obedient to Christ and His kingship.  Although Satan will be bound in his new residence - the lake of fire (which is not hell, Sheol, Gehenna, etc.) - the temptation for sin will be removed for the entire 1,000 years.  Yet, man must still choose between the right way or the wrong way, God's way or his way.  

At the end of the Millennium, the great white throne judgment of God takes place and will complete the last dispensation on earth before the first heaven and first earth pass away, allowing the kingdom of God as it exists in heaven to finally exist upon a new entity known as the New Jerusalem.reign upon earth. The great white throne judgment of God is specifically meant for unbelievers.  God will deliver the verdict of heaven or hell to all unbelievers that have ever lived on the face of the earth based entirely on their deeds as given in the following scripture.

After the great white throne judgment of God, the last day of God’s Great Sabbath Week is completed.  Being the last day of the Millennium and at the moment the 8th day or 8,000th year would begin, God creates something completely different as noted below. Glory to God!


After reviewing the evidence and comparing it to the prophetic scriptures contained in the Holy Bible, we find that we are truly in the “last days” of this earth.  Furthermore, we fmd that we are just not looking at the fulfillment of one or two prophetic events by coincidence or chance but in reality seeing an abundance of prophetic events being fulfilled to warn mankind that the day of the Lord is at hand.  One of most notable signs that point to the return of Jesus Christ is the re-establishment of the nation of IsraeL Without a question of a doubt, this is the very generation that is seeing Israel with its branches not only tender but also becoming laden with leaves.

By reviewing the book of Revelation we also see that John the Apostle was privileged to receive incredible visions of the future as they relate to Daniel's last 70th week (known as the Tribulation). It will be by far the worst period known to mankind. All wars and natural disasters thus far will not come close to the horror, depravity and apocalyptic scale that Tribulation will entail.  It is for this reason that the book you are now reading has been written. It is the desire of the Lord, Jesus Christ and myself - as a servant to Him, to make this information as clear and concise to all who have not yet received Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  There is absolutely no comparison to the rewards and goodness that will be upon those who receive Him.  Jesus has truly made it as easy as possible for you to receive the grace of salvation that God through His Son wishes to offer.  He has made ft easy because Jesus has done all the work.  Truly, He went to the Cross and voluntarily accepted the penalty of death because of the sins for all mankind. Truly, He has paid the price by His blood for the remission of your sin and mine.  Truly, His offer of eternal redemption is so fantastic and easy to receive, that it almost seems too good to be true. This is because Jesus has paid the price, not you or I.  He paid it because His heavenly love for you is so much greater than all the love and care that can be expressed in humanity.  But, to understand and receive this love and eternal gift, one must not only receive it, but open it as well. ask for ft.

What a momentous and glorious day it will be when all those who have accepted Jesus in their hearts as Lord and Savior will all be caught up to Him in the air.  As His people are Raptured away from God’s coming wrath, there will be extreme joy on the one hand. But there will also be extreme sorrow and sadness on the other.  This sorrow and sadness will be for those who have decided by their own free will not to accept the love and remission for sin that Jesus has so dearly paid. Instead, they will have to endure the seven most torturous years of their life.  By what can we compare this to?  Probably the best example I can think of would be the difference between flying first class from New York City to Los Angeles as compared to walking between these two cities in the middle of winter.  On the one hand, flying from New York City to Los Angeles will take about 6 hours.  After being pampered like a king, eating the best of food, seeing a first rate movie, listening to your favorite stereophonic music, being served hand and foot by a most caring stewardess, being extremely comfortable both physically and psychologically, you arrive at Los Angeles International Airport refreshed as never before and ready to take on the town.  On the other hand, imagine having to begin a 2,794 mile walk on a cold and sleet driven night in the middle of winter.  The only clothes you have on would be what you would have worn in the comforts of a Boeing 777.  Just getting out of New York state takes you the rest of the week because you are not allowed to hitch-hike until you reach the Pennsylvania border.  Then, as you begin to hitch-hike, your picked up by a crazed maniac who forces you into his car.  As the barrel of a 0.32 caliber gun peers down your eyes, he steals your wallet and personal possessions.  Later, you escape as he dozes off on a cat-nap.  About four months later, you are halfway between New York and Los Angeles. It’s taken so much longer than you ever expected because of the additional vertical distance (up and down mountains) that you have to cover.  The next day you receive word that a nuclear bomb has exploded in Chicago, set off by terrorists.  You recall the same thing happened at the World Trade Center a few years ago by fanatical Islamic fundamentalists.  At that time you were so thankful it was only a van full of conventional explosives.  Yet, you wonder what it would have been like if those Moslem terrorists had set off a nuclear device instead.  A chill rolls up your spine as you ponder the consequences about the nuclear fallout that could come from Chicago.  As an Arctic cold front is about to sweep down over your area, you wonder how to best avoid the most dangerous non-explosive element of a nuclear blast, that of nuclear fallout.  Worse, this does not even take into account the additive effects of two nuclear power reactors also destroyed by the blast, which most were unaware of.  Will it be three times worse than Chemobyl?  Ten times?  There is added urgency to your daily walking, but find you aren’t covering additional ground fast enough.  In fact, your covering less ground than ever before.  It’s been -10 ‘ during the day and with wind chill, temperatures are as low as -45 °.  In temperatures such as these, the only practical thing you can do is hunker down in an abandoned house.  At night it's even worse - literally unbearable.  The following week, the fallout from Chicago does come down your way and you have no idea the quantity of exposure you were subjected to.  You hear that more nuclear devices are exploding throughout the Middle East and war between Israel and the world’s U.N. armed forces is imminent. What’s next?

As you continue on, your covering less ground because of the incredibly cold weather that prevails.  Later in the week you start feeling nauseated, your hair begins to fall out and your experiencing a severe case of diarrhea.  Classic symptoms of radiation poisoning.  You barely have enough energy to cover 5 miles a day. Your are out of food and money.  For the first time, you wonder if your going to make it and for the first time, you actually ponder the reality of suicide compared to this tortuous journey you are now on.  Is life really worth living for?

The scenario presented is not as unrealistic as it may appear.  It considers situations that are possible and events that have already occurred.  In fact, many in the most comfortable of lifestyles still often contemplate suicide becuase they have lost the purpose for life.  Still, this picture painted here still will not in any way compare to the severity of Tribulation. In the past, man had the luxury of being able to wait and accept Christ as His Savior to the point of physical death, in most cases old age. I believe for the first time, man will have to consider his salvation prior to the worst era to come upon the world. Truly, the time is upon us where..... 

Overall, there has been a reluctance in the church to teach and speak about the most turbulent period that this world will soon experience.  This period, called the Tribulation, is described by John the Apostle beginning in Chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. The reluctance has, in part, been due to the very nature of the revelation itself.  In the past, the terms, symbols and events described were mysterious and seemingly beyond comprehension.  However, recent developments in world events (i.e. signs of the times) and the fulfillment of prophetic events have begun to shed light on the revelation as never before. With greater understanding, believers and non-believers alike will know the importance of end-time events as it relates to Revelation.  In fact, the significance of the revelation is emphasized in John’s writing by the promise of a special blessing to those who read, hear and heed the words of the prophecy (Rev. 1:3).  Also, Jesus specificaly states that the revelation was given for His servants (Rev. 1:1) and the churches.

The purpose of this chapter is to give a basic overview of the Tribulation period as described in Revelation. It is not within the scope of this book to detail all the possible scenarios and doctrinal differences that can be generated from these readings. It is recommended that all individuals who desire to gain a deeper and greater understanding of Revelation should pray for the Holy Spirit to teach and guide them.  Because of the days we are living in, I am convinced the Lord will be faithful to answer these needs.

My Friends, this is a most urgent hour. The spirit of the Lord is saying to His Church that we need to make the call for repentance as John the Baptist did before the ministry of the Son of God came forth in His first advent. The Spirit of the Lord is now saying to His church, ‘PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD!”  If His church will repent, then it will be given the right to tell the world, “REPENT, FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND!”


God, in the past has provided discernible signs that initiated His dispensations such as the flood of Noah, the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt, the giving of the Law to Moses, the crucifixion of Christ and the day of Pentecost. Therefore, the beginning of Tribulation, which also ushers in the return of the dispensation of the Law constituting Daniel’s “70th” week, could well be marked by a momentous event known as the Rapture as discussed in previous chapters. It is possible, however, that the church may not be Raptured until the begin-
Pains and Sores Beyond the Exodus

"And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt."               Exodus 9:9

"Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast."    Exodus 9:10

"And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians."    Exodus 9:11

"The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors, with the scab, and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed."           Deut 28:27

"The Lord will strike you in the knees and on the legs with severe boils which cannot be healed, and from the sole of your foot to the top of your head."                               Deut 28:35
Death Upon Blasphemy and Killing Mankind

And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death. 'Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.                                              Lev. 24: 17
The Word Speaks Rapture

“Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has (already) come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he take his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
      2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
The Gospel Shall be Preached Throughout the Earth During Tribulation

Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth — to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
                     Rev. 14:6
Believers Cannot Receive the Mark of the Beast

“And another angel, a third on; followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger, and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receivesthe mark of his name.                Rev. 14: 9-11
MicroChip Implants are Now in Use

Madrid, Spain (Herald-Tribune News Services) 7/10/93- “The dogs and cats of Spain’s largest cities must now receive microchip implants to make it easier for the authorities to reunite lost pets with their owners. Each chip carries a code (i.e. “mark”) that matches a file in a regional computer. The chip code can be read with an electronic scanner. The chip, a flea sized capsule, is injected into the animals neck for about $40.
‘Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.'
                                                                         Habakkuk 2: 2,3
They've Got Your Number in Sixes

Today, all men and women living in advanced cultures (electronic access) have been assigned an 18 digit identifying number. This number is similar to your social security number, but with one major difference. It is the number that will be used to give you the “mark” when the Antichrist will require it. It is common knowledge that the supercomputer located in the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is known as the “beast”. It is capable of storing vast amounts of information, including the assigned 18 digit numbers is only a part of its concern. This number is now used to identify the name of the individual, correlative government numbers (i.e. Social Security number), and in some instances the address of where you live. For example, the 5-digit Zip Code only provided enough information for the location of city and state. Now, with four additional digits equaling a total of 9-digits, the exact location of house and business can be ascertained. Combined with your 9-digit social security number, you can now be identified and located. Simple division elucidates that the 18 digit number is composed of 3 sets of numbers that each contain 6 digits each (6 digits + 6 digits + 6 digits = 18). This is not coincidental.
It is known that this computer has mapped out all the known street addresses in the civilized world. Today, with the combination of a subcutaneous computer information chip and transponder technology, the existent Global Positioning System (GPS), under the direction of the U.S. Dept. of Defense, can locate any individual in the world if so equiped. A similar system is already available for use in automobile navigation, such as the GPS MapKit SV.
1st Seal -”And I looked, and behold, a white horse with a rider on it was given a bow and crown to go out conquering and to conquer.”                                                                                                                  Rev. 6: 2
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches.”                                                  Rev. 22: 16
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John.
                               Rev. 1:1
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
                               Rev. 1:3
“For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shalL”                                                      Matthew 24:21
The Seven Seals
‘And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?” And I saw when the Lamb (Jesus) broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voiceof thunder say, “Come.”       Rev. 5: 2, 6: 1
6th 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. And the sky was spilt apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commander 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 the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?”                                                   Rev. 9: 12-17
2nd Seal - ”And another, a red horse with a rider on it was given a great sword to take peace (away) from the earth, that men should slay one another.”                                                                          Rev. 6: 3
3rd Seal - ”And I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard as it were a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius..."  Rev. 6: 5 ,6
4th Seal - ”And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name of Death; and Hades (Hell) was following after him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.”                                                                      Rev. 6: 8
5th Seal - ” I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and because of the word of the testimony which they had maintained.”                              Rev. 6: 9
No Repentance
But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.  And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries  or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
               Rev. 9: 20-21
7th Seal-”And when He (Jesus) broke the 7th seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.”                                            Rev. 8: 1
“For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.”                                                                               Matt. 24: 38,39
Signs of the End of the Age

“...and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. And at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another and hate one another. And may false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the generations, and than the end shall come.”           Matthew 24:9-13
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come         Matt 24:14
1st Trumpet Judgment -”And the first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”                       Rev. 8: 7
It Snowed in Vermont, July, 1815

Mt. Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa was presumed extinct, until, in early Aprio 1815, the 13,000 ft. mountain began to shake.  In the planet's largest eruption since the end of the Ice Age, the island exploded with a force of between 20,000 to 25,000 megatons. Nine hundred miles away, a sea captain thought he heard cannon fire and readied his ship, believing he would soon be mixing it up with pirates.  The top half of Tambora - more than a mile of mountain - blew literally sky-high.  Some 170 billion tons of volcanic debris shot into the atmosphere, and as far as 300 miles away, darkness reigned for 3 days.  10,000 Sumbawans were killed instantly; 80,000 more Indonesians died because of resultant famine and disease.  The ash cloud roamed, affect everything. "The year without a summer" followed in 1816.  It snowed in Vermont in July.  A killing frost ruined farms in Connecticut in August.  1
In the Line of Fire
Tampa Tribune, AP (8/6/94) - A firefighter watches the approach of an out-of -control fire near the California-Nevada state line that has destroyed several homes in the area. Throughout the West, approximately 18,000 flrefighters were at work battling 37 major fires Friday.
2nd Trumpet Judgment -”And the second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood; and a third of the creatures, which were in the sea and had life died; and third of the ships were destroyed.”                                                                                      Rev. 8: 9
3rd Trumpet Judgment -”And a third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the water became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were made bluer. Rev. 8: 10,11
4th Trumpet Judgment-”And the fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and third of the moon and third of the stars were smitten, so that a third of them might be darkened and the day might not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.”              Rev. 8: 12
5th Trumpet Judgment and 1st Woe - ”And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given him (to an angel). And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.  And out of the smoke came forth locust upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.  And they were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.  And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when ft stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to die and death flees from them.  And the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.  And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle.  And they have tails like scorpions, and stings, and in their tails is the power to hurt men for five months.  They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon (meaning destruction), and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.” The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.”  Rev. 9: 1-12
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as ft was born. And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.”       Rev. 12: 1-8 (KJV)
6th Trumpet Judgment and 2nd Woe -”And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four who are bound at the river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they might kill a third of mankind. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million, I heard the number of them. And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them; the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads; and with them they do harm.                                                                               Rev. 9: 13-19
Slow To Anger
“For the Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.”
            2 Peter 3: 9,10
An Ode to  Thanksgiving

Be Thankful Jesus Hasn't Come Back Yet, Be Right or be Left Behind
7th Trumpet Judgment and 3rd Woe -”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 servant the prophets.”Rev. 10: 7
Calculate His Number

“And all who dwell on the earth will worship him (the Antichrist), everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. And he causes all, the small and great, and the rich and the poor, and the free man and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that no one should be able to buy or sell, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man, and his number is 666.”    Rev. 13: 8,16-18

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him.  For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told you in advance, If therefore they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go forth, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.”                    Matt 24: 23-26
1st Bowl - “And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshipped his image.”                                                                                                          Rev. 16:2
2nd Bowl -”And the second angel went and poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.”                                                                  Rev. 16:3
3rd Bowl - ”Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.  And I heard the angel of the waters saying: "You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be,  Because You have judged these things.  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink.  For  it is their just due."                        Rev. 16:4-6
4th Bowl - ”And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun; and it was given to scorch men with fire.  And men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues; and they did not repent, so as to give Him glory.”                                                                                          Rev. 16:8,9
Warmest Year
The Washington Post-1990 was the wannest year in history, according to NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Not only was 1990 the warmest year in the Earth’s history, but 1991 was second -warmest, possibly due to pollutant -induced global warming. Scientists believe 1992 was slightly cooler because ash from the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption blocked sunlight.
5th Bowl - “And the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.”                                                                                  Rev. 16: 10,11
6th Bowl - And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the east. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon (Armageddon). Rev. 16: 12-14
7th Bowl-”And the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air; and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. And the great city was split in three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, because its plague was extremely severe.”                                                        Rev. 16: 17-21
“For just as the lightening comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gathet But immediately after the Tribulation of these 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 (collection of all peoples remaining on earth) 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. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Now learn the parable from the fig free (Israel); when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He (Jesus Christ, the Messiah) is right at the door. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away.  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.  For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.  For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be”                                                                      Matt: 24: 27-39
“And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows except Himself.  And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.  And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.  And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords”.  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven (the sky) “Come, assemble for the great supper of God; in order that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.”  And I saw the beast and the ldngs of the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who sat upon the horse, and against His army.  And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which bums with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.  And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. and he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (a millennium).”
                                                                                             Rev 19: 11-21 & 20: 1,2
And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.                      Rev. 19:14
“And he who overeomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him will I give authority over nations.”                               Rev. 2: 26
Beheaded for Jesus

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a  thousand years.
                     Rev 20:4
The Rebellion of Korah and Dathan

And he spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins."  So they got away from around the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little children.  And Moses said: "By this you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.  If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me. But if the Lord creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the Lord."  Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.  So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.
              Exodus 26:33
“So it will be at the end of the age (of Law); the angel shall come forth and take the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.                                                                                       Matthew 13: 49,50
“And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. How blessed is he who keeps waiting andattains to the 1,335 days!”                                                                                                Daniel 12: 11,12
“And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. And this is the second death, the lake of fire.                                                                              Rev 20: 11,12,15,14
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.  And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’  And He said, write, for these words are faithful and true.’”             Rev. 21: 1,2,5
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.                                                                                                 Rev. 3:20