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USA Democrats’ Plans To Control The Internet In 2 Ways Just Leaked, Could Wreak Serious Havoc.

SLIPPERY SLOPE TO SLAVERY via CONTROL OF THE INTERNET

SUGGESTED TARGETED ARENAS WILL BE NEWS SERVICE PROVIDERS: = MASS DECEPTION

Fact or Fiction (Control Narratives of all News in Society)
* Hence The Swift Return to the days of the TOWER of LONDON

{9003 arrested in the name of the king & taken by night to the tower} = “BEHEADED 9000”  3 lived

POLITICAL OPINIONS: = SLAVERY

(to remain in Power for the Ruling Elite)

*{Mass Deception Government For The People “the mythical tale” believed by the masses when in reality the Truth will be “PRE-TRUMP STATUS QUO” “Government For The Rich And Powerful”}

RELIGIOUS OPINIONS: =  ABSOLUTE DEPRAVED ABUSE

(to Social Engineer the Moral Decay of Humanity to legitimise the Depravity of the those within the Ruling Class)

CURRENT LEGAL SOCIAL NORMS:
Prostitution
Homosexuality
Adultery
Fornication
SLIPPERY SLOPE TO NORMALISATION:
Human Trafficing
Paedophilia
Sexual Slavery
Sadism
Bestiality

Senate Democrats are circulating their plan to take control of the internet.
The plans include mandatory location verification, mandatory identity identification, and disclosure requirements for political speech.

Here is a link to the document.

Reason.com reported:

A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in “our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets,” it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including “comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation” of the sort enacted in the E.U.

Titled “Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms,” the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios—the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when “the Soviets tried to spread ‘fake news’ denigrating Martin Luther King” (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT’S DIFFERENT, because technology.

“Today’s tools seem almost built for Russian disinformation techniques,” Warner opines. And the ones to come, he assures us, will be even worse.

Here’S How Warner Is Suggesting We Deal:

Mandatory location verification. The paper suggests forcing social media platforms to authenticate and disclose the geographic origin of all user accounts or posts.

Mandatory identity verification: The paper suggests forcing social media and tech platforms to authenticate user identities and only allow “authentic” accounts (“inauthentic accounts not only pose threats to our democratic process…but undermine the integrity of digital markets”), with “failure to appropriately address inauthentic account activity” punishable as “a violation of both SEC disclosure rules and/or Section 5 of the [Federal Trade Commission] Act.”

Bot labeling: Warner’s paper suggests forcing companies to somehow label bots or be penalized (no word from Warner on how this is remotely feasible)

Define popular tech as “essential facilities.” These would be subject to all sorts of heightened rules and controls, says the paper, offering Google Maps as an example of the kinds of apps or platforms that might count. “The law would not mandate that a dominant provider offer the serve for free,” writes Warner. “Rather, it would be required to offer it on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” provided by the government.

Other proposals include more disclosure requirements for online political speech, more spending to counter supposed cybersecurity threats, more funding for the Federal Trade Commission, a requirement that companies’ algorithms can be audited by the feds (and this data shared with universities and others), and a requirement of “interoperability between dominant platforms.”

THE INFAMOUS DOCUMENT

Original source: thegatewaypundit.com and rwnofficial.com

The Future Of Planet Earth Part II

by Jimmy Swaggart



Part II
The Future Of Planet Earth

As we have said in the above notes, Israel is likened by Christ to the ‘fig tree.’ He then said, ‘When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves . . .(Mat 24:32 KJV).

THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE

Now learn a Parable of the fig tree (the Bible presents three trees, the fig, the olive, and the vine, as representing the Nation of Israel, nationally, spiritually, and dispensationally); When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves (is meant to serve as the illustration of Israel nationally), you know that summer is near (refers to Israel as the greatest Prophetic Sign of all, telling us that we are now living in the last of the Last Days); “So likewise you (points to the modern church), when you shall see all these things (which we are now seeing as it regards Israel), know that it is near, even at the doors (the fulfillment of End-time Prophecies). “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass (the generation of Jews which will be alive at the beginning of the Great Tribulation; as well, it was a prediction by Christ that irrespective of the problems that Israel would face, even from His Day, they would survive), till all these things be fulfilled (there is no doubt, they will be fulfilled). “Heaven and Earth shall pass away (doesn’t refer to annihilation, but rather a change from one condition or state to another), but My Words shall not pass away (what the Word of God says, will be!). “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the Angels of Heaven, but My Father only” (Mat 24:32-36 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

Verse 36 plainly tells us that no man should try to put a date on the Rapture of the Church or even the events here as it regards the Second Coming. When the Great Tribulation begins, which will commence when the Antichrist signs the seven-year agreement with Israel and the Muslim world, then it will be possible to tell what is going to happen simply because it is amply illustrated in the Book of Revelation. In other words, we know that the Battle of Armageddon will take place at the end of the Great Tribulation and that Jesus Christ will come back during that Battle. But as to exactly when all of this takes place, we do not now know; however, we do have a clue.

As we have said in the above notes, Israel is likened by Christ to the “fig tree.” He then said, “When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves . . .(Mat 24:32 KJV). All of this pertains to Israel once again becoming a Nation in 1948 and of her troubles and difficulties, which have followed that time, even unto the present. As previously stated, Israel is God’s Prophetic Time Clock. In other words, if we want to know how late it is, we need only look at Israel.

This tells us that it is very late. The Dispensation of the Church is about at an end. This will be followed by the Great Tribulation, which Tribulation will pertain to the whole world, but, more than all, to Israel.

NATIONS OF THE WORLD AND THE POWERS OF DARKNESS

Daniel, the great Prophet/Statesman, gave us insight into the spirit world, as it regards nations and empires, as no other. Paul mentioned it but didn’t go into any detail at all. To set the stage, we’ll address Paul first.

PAUL THE APOSTLE

He said, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12 KJV).

We know that the fallen Angels were originally holy and righteous before God and remained that way until their fall. However, we have no clue in the Word of God, at least of substantial note, which tells us of the origin of demons.

There are four designations listed in this Scripture.

They are:

1. PRINCIPALITIES:

The Greek word for “principalities” is “Archas,

And means: “powerful fallen angels who threw in their lot with Lucifer at the revolution ages past.

2. POWERS:

The Greek word for “powers” is “exousias,”

Which means “authorities, those who derive their power from and execute the will of the chief rulers.

In other words, they answer to the “Principalities,” who answer to Satan. These “Principalities” concern themselves with particular areas of the Earth, over which they have control. The “Powers” are the fallen Angels who carry out that control. In other words, they are the “authorities in the spirit realm,” who bring about the desired results of Satan, with the responsibility entrusted to the “Principalities.”

3.RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD:” these are those who carry out the instructions of the “Powers.”

The Greek word for “rulers” is “kosmokrapopas,” 

Which speaks of “spirit world-rulers(Dan 10:13-21 KJV; Eph 1:21 KJV; Eph 6:12 KJV; Col 1:16-18 KJV).

These are “Rulers” under the “Powers,” who, as stated, are under the “Principalities,” who are under “Satan.

4.SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES:” this refers to demon spirits.

The Greek words are, “pneumatika ponerias,

 Which means, “that of the wicked spirits of Satan,” i.e., “demon spirits.

The words “high places” do not refer to Heaven or heavenly places, but rather the lower heavens, the lower atmosphere surrounding this Earth. That’s what the Holy Spirit through Paul is speaking about when he referred to Satan as “. . . the prince of the power of the air . . .” (Eph 2:2 KJV).

As we have stated, the other three designations are fallen Angels, while the last designation refers exclusively to demon spirits. We know that the fallen Angels were originally holy and righteous before God and remained that way until their fall. However, we have no clue in the Word of God, at least of substantial note, which tells us of the origin of demons. This we do know, God did not originally create them in this fashion.

PRE-ADAMITE CREATION

Some scholars believe they were inhabitants of this Earth before the fall of Lucifer (not the Fall of Adam and Eve), and that they threw in their lot with Lucifer at the time of his rebellion against God. While I make no claims at being a Bible scholar, I, as well, do subscribe to this interpretation. As a result, this creation, whatever it was, became disembodied, thereby, seeking a body to inhabit, before they will be eternally consigned to the Lake of Fire.

Satan rules his kingdom of darkness on this Earth (and it is confined to this Earth), through these four designations. Human beings have no contact with fallen Angels, except possibly with Satan himself; however, the entirety of the human race has contact with demon spirits constantly. In fact, all unbelievers are controlled more or less by demon spirits, with some actually being possessed.

Paul’s Ministry was not so much Prophecy as it was the meaning of the New Covenant, which is the meaning of the Cross.

FALLEN ANGELS AND DEMON SPIRITS

All Christians face these spirits of darkness (demons) constantly, even as Paul is explaining here. While he mentions all four designations, the first three (fallen Angels) are involved in the carrying out of the plans of Satan, with, it seems, demon spirits alone making direct contact with human beings.

In fact, there is no mention of fallen Angels, except Satan, in the Ministry of Christ or in the Acts of the Apostles respecting the Early Church. It was all with demon spirits, even as it is presently. It seems that the fallen Angels under Satan formulate the stratagems and plans respecting the kingdom of darkness in its opposition against Believers. However, it seems that they do not involve themselves directly with humans, that being the task of demon spirits (Dan 10:13, 20 KJV).

DANIEL’S VISION

Insight into the spirit world, which Daniel here portrays to us, is amazing indeed! In a sense, this is what the Apostle Paul was speaking of, although he did not go into any detail. Paul’s Ministry was not so much Prophecy as it was the meaning of the New Covenant, which is the meaning of the Cross. As it regards Daniel, he was given a greater insight into End-time events, which will affect the entirety of the world, but more so Israel, than any other Prophet.

We will pick it up in  the middle of a Vision given to Daniel by the Lord. Even though the Scripture at this point does not particularly state such, it is almost certain that this was the Angel Gabriel speaking to Daniel.

The Scripture says: “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words. (‘For from the first day,’ speaks of his petition to God and his effort to understand God’s Purpose concerning His People. Then God commissioned Gabriel to come to him.“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the Chief Princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. (‘The prince of the kingdom of Persia,’ refers to an evil Angel appointed by Satan to control the Persian government, which, of course, was done without the knowledge of its earthly king. This Passage appears to reveal that Satan places an agent in charge of every nation [fallen Angel]; and, if so, this may explain national hatreds and national movements. “Similarly, God has His Angelic Agents operating in opposition to Satan’s. The conflict of Eph., Chpt. 6, to which we have briefly alluded, and the Battle of Rev., Chpt. 12, harmonize with this supposition.)”

SUBJECT OF THE VISION

“Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the Vision is for many days. (‘What shall befall your people,’ refers solely to the Jews [Rev 9:24 KJV; Rev 12:1 KJV]. Therefore, the Gentile nations are included, but only as they affect Israel, and only as Israel is ensconced in her land and offering sacrifices in the Temple; in fact, this Temple will soon be built.“And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. (Quite possibly, the many times mentioned concerning the Vision being fulfilled in the ‘latter days’ is because Daniel may have thought that these things would happen shortly, with Israel ultimately being restored to her place and position of power and supremacy; however, that was not the case.“And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto Him Who stood before me, O my Lord, by the Vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I  ave retained no strength. (Quite possibly, this was Christ, because Daniel addressed Him as ‘O my Lord!’“For how can the servant of this my Lord talk with this my Lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. (The implication is that it is not the Vision alone causing the physical weakness, but rather the very Presence of Christ.) “Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, “And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yes, be strong. And when He had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my Lord speak; for You have strengthened me. (It seems that this is the Lord in a pre-incarnate appearance, actually speaking to Daniel.)

‘It is the same presently, with fallen Angels controlling entire nations [Eph. 6:12].)’”

THE PRINCE OF GRECIA

“Then said He, Know you wherefore I come unto you? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. (It seems that now Gabriel once again picks up the conversation. ‘And now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia,’ did not mean that he would leave immediately, but, when the Vision was completed, he would resume the conflict with this satanic prince. “‘And when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come,’ refers to Gabriel ultimately being successful in this conflict, allowing the satanic prince to bring in the Grecian Empire. This would take place less than 200 years in the future. “The ‘prince of Grecia’ is not an earthly prince, but, instead, a fallen Angel working under the direct instructions of Satan, who would control the Grecian Empire when it did come into being. It was this evil prince which helped Alexander the Great conquer the known world of that day, although without his knowledge. This ‘prince’ is now confined to the underworld, but will be released in the last days in order to help the Antichrist [Rev 7:8-14 KJV]. “It is the same presently, with fallen Angels controlling entire nations [Eph 6:12 KJV].)

MICHAEL AND GABRIEL

“But I will show you that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth: and there is none who holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince. (‘The Scripture of Truth’ refers to the dream originally given to Nebuchadnezzar [Dan 2:39 KJV], which showed these empires, as well as the two Visions already given to Daniel, as noted in Dan 7:5-6 KJV and Dan 8:3-8 KJV. ‘And there is none who holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince,’ denotes the truth that as these fallen Angels reigned supreme over certain empires, Michael served in the same position over Israel and, in fact, still does!)” (Dan 10:12-21 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

The following is extremely important simply because it deals with the fallen Angel who helped Alexander the Great, and who will help the Antichrist when he takes power, which will be in the near future.

FROM THE PERSIAN EMPIRE TO ALEXANDER’S DEATH

True, were it not for the Second Coming, man would eventually succeed in destroying himself and, actually, the entirety of the Planet.

“Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. (‘I stood to confirm and to strengthen him,’ refers to Michael the Archangel helping Gabriel as it regards the conflict in question. We see from all this that force has to be used to remove certain satanic rulers [fallen Angels] regarding particular nations, so that another fallen Angel can take their place, even as it was with the Grecian Empire taking over the Medo-Persian Empire. All of this happens in the spirit world and is unseen with the natural eye; however, the effects can definitely be felt. “All of this tells us that there is always conflict in Satan’s kingdom, which is here made obvious.)”

THE MIGHTY KING

“And now will I show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. (These three Persian kings were Cyrus, Cambyses, and Darius I. The fourth was Xerxes, who fulfilled this Verse according to riches. Actually, there were six Persian kings after the four mentioned in this Verse; however, the conflict against Greece began with Xerxes, who Gabriel said would ‘stir up all against the realm of Grecia.’“And a mighty king shall stand up, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. (This pertains to Alexander the Great, who gained the throne when he was only 19 years old.“And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. (‘And when he shall stand up,’ means when he was at the height of his power, and refers to Alexander the Great. ‘His kingdom shall be broken,’ has to do with his sudden death at 32 years old, and to the breaking up of the Grecian Empire into four divisions, which were taken over by four of his generals. ‘And not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled,’ speaks of his son, who should have gotten the throne, but did not. It must be remembered that these Prophecies were given by Daniel nearly 200 years before they actually came to pass)” (Dan. 11:1-4 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

THAT WHICH WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE CONCERNING PLANET EARTH

In fact, despite what many say or think, and despite some bad days, very bad days, which are coming shortly ahead, still, the future of this Planet is glorious. The great Prophet Habakkuk said: “For the Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (This Passage is very similar to what Isaiah said in 11:9 of his Book. As the Lord answers Habakkuk, His Statements, although alluding to coming Babylon, rather uses Babylon to symbolize the world as a whole without God. However, the Holy Spirit proclaims: ‘For the Earth shall be filled,’ not with injustice, murder, greed, avarice, hate, or oppression, but instead ‘with the knowledge of the Glory of the LORD.’ This will take place in the coming Millennium, beginning immediately after the Second Coming of Christ)” (Hab 2:14 KJV).

Of course, at this time, the Lord Jesus Christ will be reigning Personally from Jerusalem and will, in fact, be the President, so to speak, of the entirety of the Earth. Actually, He is referred to as, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS (Rev 19:16 KJV).

True, were it not for the Second Coming, man would eventually succeed in destroying himself and, actually, the entirety of the Planet. But, the Lord most definitely will intervene and will do so with Power and Glory such as the world has never previously known.

He came the first time as a lowly Shepherd, so to speak, and was beaten, lampooned, caricatured, and ultimately crucified. When He comes back the second time, which will be without sin unto Salvation, meaning that the sin debt was paid at Calvary and that He is now coming to save the world, it will be with a Power and Glory such as the world has never known before.

In other words, He will show the Antichrist and all the world, for that matter, just Who He really is and what He can really do. That’s when Israel will accept Him as Saviour, as Lord, and as Messiah. Then they will realize that this One Who has come to their rescue is, in fact, the same One they crucified those long years before.

At that time, there will be no favoured nations, and other nations, which are in abject poverty.

THE KINGDOM AGE

The Kingdom Age, sometimes called the Millennial Reign, will be 1,000 years in duration (Rev 20:4 KJV). It will be a time of prosperity, peace, freedom, and happiness for the entirety of the world. It will not be a time when a few have everything, and most have nothing. It will be a time of plenty, and more than plenty, for everyone. At that time, there will be no favoured nations, and other nations, which are in abject poverty. All will be in abundance.

In fact, Isaiah said that: “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. (Chapter 34 of Isaiah, which was the first part of this Prophecy, proclaims the cause of all sorrow, pain, heartache, and destruction, which is sin and man’s rebellion against God, which will be destroyed by the Lord Jesus Christ; Chapter 35 of Isaiah, which contains the concluding part of the Prophecy, portrays what God can do in a heart and life that is yielded to Him. As the spiritual renewal takes place in hearts and lives, the material, economic, domestic, and physical renewal will take place over the entirety of the Earth as well.)”

THE GLORY OF THE LORD

“It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the Glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. (‘The Glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God’ is the cause of the ‘abundant blossoming’ and the ‘rejoicing even with joy and singing.’“Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. (With these exceeding great and precious Promises, the servants of Truth are commanded to strengthen trembling and apprehensive Believers. With the ‘Glory of the LORD’ now paramount, even the ‘weak’ gain ‘strength,’ and ‘feeble knees’ are no longer so). “Say to them who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you. (This Passage expresses again the Doctrine of the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. As well, this Verse points to the period predicted in 2 Pet 3:10 KJV and Rev 19:11-21 KJV. However, we greatly shortchange the Scriptures if we limit this Passage only to the Second Coming of Christ. Its words are pointed at every Child of God in every period. “The sentence, ‘He will come and save you,’ actually says, ‘He will come Himself to save you.’ There is One Alone Who can save, and He must do it Himself; to do it, He must ‘come’ to us.)

HEALING

“Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. (Verses 5 and 6 had a fulfillment in the Messiah’s First Advent, but their moral and plenary fulfillment belong to His Second and future Advent. Christ did not work miracles in His First Advent as mere wonders, but because it was predicted here that when He came, He would work miracles of this nature; hence, His performing these particular miracles proved Him to be the predicted Messiah. But His rejection postponed to the future the wonders and blessings of this entire Chapter.“Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (The entire complexion of that future Glad Day [the Millennium] will be changed. Sickness and disease will be at an end. ‘Then’ the ‘lame man’ will not only be able to walk, but will have such freedom of movement that he will be able to ‘leap as an hart.’ ‘Then’ the ‘bound tongue’ will not only be able to speak, but ‘sing,’ as well! “However, in the spiritual sense, this has even a greater meaning! Due to the Fall, men have been ‘spiritually lame’ as well as ‘spiritually dumb.’ ‘Then’ all such will ‘dance in the Spirit’ and ‘sing His Praises’! “Due to the Fall, the world is a ‘wilderness.’ But at that time, the ‘waters’ and ‘streams,’ signifying the
Holy Spirit, will make the ‘desert blossom as the rose’)” (Isa 35:1-6 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

NO MORE WAR

Of course, after the Kingdom Age will come the eternal age, which will be without end.

Some years ago, I read an article stating that the world was spending three million dollars a minute on weapons of war. That’s 180 million dollars an hour, translating into over four billion dollars a day, translating into approximately one and a half trillion dollars a year.

Think as to what that could do if it were put to rightful use, which it will be in the coming Kingdom Age. Concerning Christ and that coming time, Isaiah wrote, “And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore (Isa 2:4 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

That means that West Point will go out of business; Sandhurst in England will go out of business; and, St. Cyr in France will shut its doors. These are some of the greatest war colleges in the world, and they will be no more.

CONDITIONS DURING THE MILLENNIUM

Read the following very carefully and feel assured that it’s going to come to pass exactly as predicted. The great Prophet said: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (The character and nature of the Planet, including its occupants and even the animal creation, will revert to their posture as before the Fall.) “And the cow and the bear shall feed (feed together); their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. (This Passage plainly tells us that the carnivorous nature of the animal kingdom will be totally and eternally changed.) “And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. (Even though some of the curse will remain on the serpent in the Millennium, in that he continues to writhe in the dust, still, the deadly part will be removed [Gen 3:14 KJV])” (Isa 11:6-8 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

EZEKIEL

The great Prophet Ezekiel tells us in his Book of the building of the Millennial Temple in Jerusalem. He tells us that out from under the threshold, which will be out from under the door leading into the Temple, there will flow a river, with part of it going to the Dead Sea, which will no longer be dead, and part toward the Mediterranean. On both sides of this river, which will run approximately 60 miles, the Prophet said: “And by the River upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side (both sides), shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the Sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. (Ezekiel is shown the purpose of these miracle trees which grow on either side of these Rivers. These ‘trees’ shall perpetually bring forth new fruit because they are nourished by waters issuing from the Sanctuary. The fruit will heal as well as nourish. Such is the character of a Life and Ministry based upon Calvary and energized by the Holy Spirit. “In fact, the population of the world [which will include all, with the exception of the Glorified Saintswill continue to live perpetually by the means of the ‘fruit’ and the ‘leaf’ of these trees. In other words, the ageing process at a certain point will be halted. Of course, as it should be understood, Glorified Saints will not need such)” (Ezek 47:12 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible.

The evidence is that these trees will bear fruit 12 months out of the year, with that fruit and their leaves transported all over the world, which will guarantee an abundance for all. The “fruit” and the “leaves” will not so much heal sickness as it will prevent sickness. This means that there really won’t be any sickness in the coming Kingdom Age, neither any poverty, neither any war, etc. That’s when the “knowledge of the Word of the Lord shall cover the Earth as the waters cover the sea.”

Of course, after the Kingdom Age will come the eternal age, which will be without end. At that time, God will transfer His Headquarters from Planet Heaven, so to speak, down to Planet Earth, where He will abide with men forever and forever. Chapters 21 and 22 of the great Book of Revelation give us the information concerning this coming eternal time.

That is the future of Planet Earth, and, to be sure, we have only scratched the surface. Let me say it again, admittedly, the world would be completely destroyed were it not for the Second Coming of our Lord, but, to be sure and to be certain, He is coming back.

(This message was derived from the book by Jimmy Swaggart, ““ARMAGEDDON””.)

Scriptures from: (The Expositor’s Study Bible)[KJV/ESB]. iPad & iPhone & Hard Copy: by Jimmy Swaggart.

The Future Of Planet Earth Part I

by Jimmy Swaggart



Part I
The Future Of Planet Earth

‘(When man fell, Creation fell! when man shall be delivered, Creation will be delivered, as well, and is expressed in the word “also”).’”

Some of the prognosticators do not speak very positively at all concerning the future of this Planet. Some claim that global warming is going to take a deadly toll. Others say that the opposite will happen, and I refer to another so-called Ice Age. And then, we have the climate conditions, which, in the recent past, have been worse than have ever been recorded. While there have always been storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc., the frequency and ferocity of that, which is presently happening, has taken it to a new level.

What is happening?

The Apostle Paul, after a fashion, addressed this situation. 

THE EARNEST EXPECTATION OF THE CREATION

He said: “For the earnest expectation of the creature (should have been translated, ‘for the earnest expectation of the Creation’) waits for the manifestation of the sons of God (pertains to the coming Resurrection of Life). “For the creature (Creation) was made subject to vanity (Adam’s Fall signalled the fall of Creation), not willingly (the Creation did not sin, even as such cannot sin, but became subject to the result of sin, which is death), but by reason of Him Who has subjected the same in Hope (speaks of God as the One Who passed sentence because of Adam’s Fall but, at the same time, gave us a ‘Hope’; that ‘Hope’ is Christ, Who will rectify all things), “Because the creature (Creation) itself also shall be delivered (presents this ‘Hope’ as effecting that Deliverance, which He did by the Crossfrom the bondage of corruption (speaks of mortality, i.e., ‘death’) into the glorious liberty of the Children of God (when man fell, Creation fell! when man shall be delivered, Creation will be delivered, as well, and is expressed in the word ‘also’).”

THE GROANING OF CREATION

For we know that the whole Creation (everything has been affected by Satan’s rebellion and Adam’s Fall) groans and travails in pain together until now (refers to the common longing of the elements of the Creation to be brought back to their original perfection).”

WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION

And not only they (the Creation and all it entails), but ourselves also (refers to Believers), who have the First-fruits of the Spirit (even though Jesus addressed every single thing lost in the Fall at the Cross, we only have a part of that possession now, with the balance coming at the Resurrection), even we ourselves groan within ourselves (proclaims the obvious fact that all Jesus paid for in the Atonement has not yet been fully realized), waiting for the Adoption (should be translated, ‘waiting for the fulfillment of the process, which Adoption into the Family of God guarantees’), to wit, the Redemption of our body (the glorifying of our physical body that will take place at the Resurrection)” (Rom 8:19-23 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

TWO REASONS FOR THE CLIMATE DISTURBANCES

My contention is, if preachers would once again begin to preach the Cross, which is the only thing that holds back the Judgement of God, this, I believe, would greatly lessen the climate disturbances.

There are two major reasons, I believe, for the increase in climate disturbances, which have wreaked havoc over great parts of the Planet. It has nothing to do with El Nino or other similarities.

The two reasons are “failure to preach the Cross” and “the last of the last days”: 

FAILURE TO PREACH THE CROSS

The Cross of Christ is God’s Answer to the sin question, and God’s only Answer to the sin question.

Paul wrote: “But this Man (this Priest, Christ Jesus), after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins forever (speaks of the Cross), sat down on the Right Hand of God (refers to the great contrast with the Priests under the Levitical system, who never sat down because their work was never completed; the Work of Christ was a ‘Finished Work,’ and needed no repetition); “From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His Footstool. (These enemies are Satan and all fallen Angels and demon spirits, plus all who follow Satan)” (Heb 10:12-13 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

The major message preached by the Apostle Paul was the Cross (1 Cor 1:23 KJV). He was given the meaning of the New Covenant, which is the Cross of Christ, and was made the master-builder of the Church by the Holy Spirit. In other words, the Cross of Christ was the Foundation of all that he preached. If it’s not the foundation of all that we preach presently, then whatever it is we are preaching may be about the Gospel, but it’s really not the Gospel.

Paul told us what the Gospel actually is by saying: “Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect (1 Cor 1:17 KJV).

My contention is, if preachers would once again begin to preach the Cross, which is the only thing that holds back the Judgement of God, this, I believe, would greatly lessen the climate disturbances. While it certainly would not end them altogether, I do believe it would have a very positive effect in the frequency and the ferocity. But yet, I do not labour under any illusion that this is going to be done. Hopeful, yes! But that’s about as far as I can go.

Please note the following:

• The Cross of Christ is the only thing standing between mankind and eternal Hell.

• The Cross of Christ is the only thing standing between the Church and apostasy.

• The Cross of Christ is the only thing that holds back the Judgement of God.

Were it not for the Cross, God could not even look at us, much less, have communion with us. It is the Cross which opened up the way to the very Throne of God.

However, there is a transition between the Church Age and the coming Kingdom Age called the ‘Great Tribulation.’”

Please note the following very carefully:

II Samuel, Chapter 24, records David’s sin in taking a national census in an unscriptural way.

Without going into detail, the Scripture says: “So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even until the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men (2 Sam 24:15 KJV). As would be obvious, this was a staggering number of men who died instantly, especially considering how small that Israel actually was.

Then the Scripture says, “And when the Angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented Him of the evil, and said to the Angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now your hand. And the Angel of the LORD was by the threshing-place of Araunah the Jebusite (2 Sam 24:16 KJV).

But then, the Lord sent Gad the Prophet to David: “. . . and said unto him, Go up, rear an Altar unto the LORD in the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite (the only answer for sin, and I mean the only answer, is the ‘Altar,’ i.e., ‘the Cross,’ of which the Altar was a Type)” (2 Sam 24:18 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

And then the Scripture said: “And David built there an Altar unto the LORD, and offered Burnt Offerings and Peace Offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel. (There is a ‘plague’ called ‘sin’ that is destroying this world and causing multiple hundreds of millions to be eternally lost. There’s only one cure for that plague, and that is the precious, atoning, Vicarious Offering of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, which was done at the Cross, and our acceptance of Him. All the churches in the world will never stay the ‘plague.’ All the good works, good intentions, money, religion, prestige, or education will not stop this plague of sin. Only the precious Blood of Jesus Christ can, here symbolized by the ‘Altar’ – ‘and the plague was stayed’)” (2 Sam 24:25 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

Let me say it again!

If preachers would begin to preach the Cross, this “plague,” if not stopped altogether, would be seriously slowed in this nation, and even the entirety of the world. 

Preach the Cross!

THE LAST OF THE LAST DAYS

We have already alluded to the following but please allow me to explain it further. When Adam fell in the Garden of Eden, the Creation, in some way, fell also. Of course, such is inanimate, but, still, it means that the Creation doesn’t function as God originally intended for it to function. That’s the reason for all the tornadoes, earthquakes, famines, droughts, hurricanes, etc. In a sense, all of this means that “. . . the whole Creation groans and travails in pain together until now(Rom 8:22 KJV).

In the coming Kingdom Age when things will have been set right, there will be no more storms, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

The inclement weather patterns that the world is now experiencing, which means an increase, as previously stated, in frequency and intensity, is a sign that we are nearing the end. This doesn’t mean the end of the world because the world will never end, but it does mean the end of the Church Age, which will usher in the coming Kingdom Age when Christ will rule Personally from Jerusalem.

However, there is a transition between the Church Age and the coming Kingdom Age called the “Great Tribulation.” This period of time, which will run seven or more years, will experience a convulsion such as it has never known before in all of its history.

As it regards this particular period of time, Jesus said: “For then shall be great tribulation (the last three and one half years of the seven-year period), such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (the worst the world has ever known, and will be so bad that it will never be repeated). “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (refers to Israel coming close to extinction): but for the elect’s (Israel’s) sake those days shall be shortened (by the Second Coming)” (Mat 24:21-22 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

‘And every mountain and island were moved out of their places.’

In fact, during the seven-year Great Tribulation, climate conditions are going to be worse than ever. There will be earthquakes that will be greater and more destructive than the world has ever previously known. 

Concerning this, the Scripture says: “And I beheld when He (Christ) had opened the sixth Seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake (the first of several); and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair (probably caused by dust filling the air due to the earthquake), and the moon became as blood (doesn’t mean the moon was actually turned to blood, but that it ‘became as blood,’ again, probably referring to the dust particles filling the air); “And the stars of Heaven fell unto the earth (refers to meteorites or shooting stars), even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (There will be a bombardment on the earth of these meteorites, which will cause untold damage.“And the Heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together (pertains to the shaking of the heavens, which instigates the meteorites); and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (This proclaims power of unimagined proportions. The greater thrust will more than likely be in the Middle East)” (Rev 6:12-14 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

The Scripture then says: “And the Angel took the Censer, and filled it with fire of the Altar (this is the Brazen Altar in Heaven that typified the Death of our Lord, which was necessary in order that man might be redeemed; as is obvious here, Heaven is filled with the portrayal of that Sacrificial, Atoning Death), and cast it into the earth (with the Salvation of the Cross being rejected by the Earth, the Judgement of the Cross will now commence): and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. (All of this speaks of the fact that it is Judgement coming, and Judgement such as the world has never seen before)” (Rev 8:5 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

And the same hour was there a great earthquake (this is one of five times that earthquakes are mentioned; it is the last one that will take place and happens under the seventh Vial, which is at the very conclusion of the Great Tribulation), and the tenth part of the city fell (refers to Jerusalem), and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave Glory to the God of Heaven. (There is some indication in the Greek Text that some of these people gave their hearts to Christ)” (Rev 11:13 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

If it is to be remembered, our Lord predicted that earthquakes and other similar things would happen to a greater degree as the end approaches, and more particularly, in the coming Great Tribulation, as we’ve already noted (Luke 21:11 KJV).

One must understand, to refuse the King, Who is the Lord Jesus Christ, is, at the same time, to refuse the Kingdom.

DANIEL

Daniel, the Prophet/Statesman, some 500 years before Christ, predicted that the Great Tribulation would last for seven years, with the last three and a half years being the worst.

He said: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (‘And he shall confirm,’ refers to the Antichrist. The phrase, ‘And in the midst of the week,’ refers to three and a half years, at which time the Antichrist will show his true colours and stop the sacrifices in the newly-built Temple. At that time, he will actually invade Israel, with her suffering her first military defeat since her formation as a Nation in 1948. “‘Even until the consummation,’ means until the end of the seven-year Great Tribulation period. The phrase, ‘And that determined shall be poured upon the desolate,’ refers to all the Prophecies being fulfilled regarding the great suffering that Israel will go through the last three and a half years of the Great Tribulation [Mat 24:21-22 KJV])” (Dan 9:27 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

ISRAEL’S REJECTION OF CHRIST

When Israel rejected Christ at His First Advent, this consigned the entirety of this Planet to now some 2,000 years of continued wars, troubles, and disturbances. John the Baptist, who was the forerunner of Christ, actually, the one chosen to introduce Christ, and who was the first Prophet in Israel in some 400 years, began his ministry “. . . preaching in the wilderness of Judaea; “And saying, Repent you: for the Kingdom of Heaven (Kingdom from the Heavens, headed up by Jesus Christ) is at hand (was being offered to Israel). “For this is he (John the Baptist) who was spoken of by the Prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the Way of the LORD, make His Paths straight ([Isa 40:3 KJV])(Mat 3:1-3 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

As stated, John preceded Christ by a few months. When Jesus came, His Message was basically the same: “. . . Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (the Kingdom from Heaven, headed up by Christ, for the purpose of reestablishing the Kingdom of God over the Earth; the Kingdom was rejected by Israel)” (Mat 4:17 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

In other words, the Kingdom was offered to Israel at that time, but Israel refused it. One must understand, to refuse the King, Who is the Lord Jesus Christ, is, at the same time, to refuse the Kingdom.

THE KINGDOM

Of course, it is a moot point; however, if Israel had accepted Him as their King, Messiah and Saviour, how would the Plan of Redemption have been carried out? One must understand, if it was not possible to accept the Kingdom at that time, it would not have been offered to them by John the Baptist and, especially, by our Lord. Of course, the Lord knew through foreknowledge that Israel would reject Him and, thereby, reject the Kingdom. To answer the question as it regards Redemption, which required the Cross, if Israel had accepted Him, to be sure, Rome was waiting in the wings, and in no way would they have tolerated another King. They would have crucified Him.

The point I wish to make is, when the Kingdom was offered to Israel, as it had to be because they were God’s Chosen People, their rejecting it plunged this Planet into a continuing time frame of trouble, war, and heartache that has now lasted for some 2,000 years. Jesus addressed this in His last Sermon, which was on the Mount of Olives that took place hours before His Crucifixion.

Ironically enough, the Lord began His Ministry with a “Sermon on the Mount” (Mat., Chpt. 5), and closed it with a “Sermon on the Mount” (Mat., Chpt. 24). The first mountain was in Galilee, the second mountain, which was the Mount of Olives, was in Jerusalem. Knowing that Israel had rejected Him, which means that they were, by and large, consigning themselves to destruction, He gave a kaleidoscopic account of what this rejection would mean as far as Israel was concerned, the Work of God was concerned, and this Planet was concerned. 

SIGNS OF THE END-TIME

‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.’

The Scripture says: “And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives (the coming siege of Jerusalem by the Romans some thirty-seven years later, began at this exact spot where Christ was sitting), the Disciples came unto Him privately (out of earshot of the many Pilgrims in the city for the Passover), saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? (Has to do here with the utterance He had just given concerning the destruction of the Temple.) and what shall be the sign of Your Coming (refers to the Second Coming, which has not yet taken place), and of the end of the world? (Should have been translated ‘age,’ because the world will never end.)”

DECEPTION

“And Jesus answered and said unto them (will now give the future of Israel and how it will effect the entirety of the world), Take heed that no man deceive you (places deception as Satan’s greatest weapon). “For many shall come in My Name (concerns itself primarily with the time immediately before the coming Great Tribulation, and especially its first half), saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many (the greatest of these will be the Antichrist, who will claim to be the Messiah). “And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars (has abounded from the beginning but will accelerate during the first half of the Great Tribulation): see that you be not troubled (concerns true Believers): for all these things must come to pass (we are very near presently to the beginning of fulfillment of what Jesus said), but the end is not yet (the end will be at the Second Coming).”

WARS AND GREAT TROUBLES

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places (few places in the world, if any, will be exempt from these Judgements). “All these are the beginning of sorrows (first half of the Great Tribulation). “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you (pertains to the mid-point of the Great Tribulation when the Antichrist, whom Israel thought was the Messiah, will show his true colours): and you shall be hated of all nations for My Name’s sake (no nation will come to her rescue; Israel hates Christ, but Christ is the reason that the world hates Israel). “And then shall be many be offended (some Jews will accept Christ, which will be an offense to others), and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another (the Jews who accept Christ will be the brunt of this animosity).” 

FALSE PROPHETS

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many (they will help the Antichrist). “And because iniquity shall abound (the Antichrist called ‘the man of sin’ [2 Thess 2:3 KJV]), the love of many shall wax cold (some who accept Christ will turn their backs on Him). “But he who shall endure unto the end (refers to the end of the Great Tribulation), the same shall be saved (speaks of survival and not the Salvation of the soul). “And this Gospel of the Kingdom (refers to the same type of Gospel preached by Christ and Paulshall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations (not every person, but to all nations; this is close presently to being fulfilled); and then shall the end come (the Second Coming)” (Mat 24:3-14 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

If it is to be noticed, this Olivet discourse has to do with Israel. So, in a sense, the Church is, by and large, omitted, with only the reference of the Gospel of the Kingdom being preached in all the world, etc. If it is to be remembered, the Disciples asked Him a question concerning the End-time respecting Israel. At that time, they really had no knowledge of the Church. So, Jesus answered them according to what they had asked.

‘And He shall send His Angels with a great sound of a trumpet.’

While He alluded to this now some 2,000-year span, it was only to mention the fact that wars would continue and great troubles and difficulties, etc. But most of His Statements concerned the coming Great Tribulation.

In fact, He now goes to the mid-point of that coming terrible time and says: “When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the Holy Place (speaks of the Antichrist invading Israel and taking over the Temple), (whoso reads, let him understand:) (Reads it in the Word of God [Dan 8:9-14 KJV; Dan 9:27 KJV; Dan 11:45 KJV; Dan 12:1, 7, 11 KJV].) “Then let them who be in Judaea flee into the mountains (when the Antichrist invades Israel at the mid-point of the Great Tribulation): “Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house (houses are flat on top in that part of the world; during the summer, people often sleep on top of the house; speaks of the necessity of haste): “Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes. “And woe unto them who are with child, and to them who give suck in those days! (The necessity of fleeing will be so urgent that it will be difficult for pregnant women and mothers with little babies.) “But pray you that your flight be not in winter (bad weather), neither on the Sabbath Day (concerns the strict religious observance of the Sabbath, doesn’t permit travel):”

THE GREAT TRIBULATION

“For then shall be great tribulation (the last three and one half years), such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (the worst the world has ever known and will be so bad that it will never be repeated). “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (refers to Israel coming close to extinction): but for the elect’s (Israel’s) sake those days shall be shortened (by the Second Coming). “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not (don’t be deceived). “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets (the Antichrist and the false prophet [Rev., Chpt. 13]), and shall show great signs and wonders (which will be offered as proof); insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (will attempt to deceive Israel). “Behold, I have told you before (is meant to emphasize the seriousness of the matter). “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not (the next Verse will tell the manner of His Coming, which will eclipse all pretenders).

THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN

“For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west (is meant to proclaim the most cataclysmic event the world has ever known); so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be (no one will have to ask, is this really Christ; it will be overly obvious). “For wheresoever the carcase is (speaks of the Battle of Armageddon), there will the eagles be gathered together (should have been translated, ‘there will the vultures be gathered together’ [refers to Ezek 39:17 KJV]). “Immediately after the tribulation of those days (speaks of the time immediately preceding the Second Coming) shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light (the light of these orbs will be dim by comparison to the light of the Son of God), and the stars shall fall from Heaven (a display of heavenly fireworks at the Second Coming), and the powers of the Heavens shall be shaken (will work with the Son of God against the Antichrist at the Second Coming): “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven (pertains to the Second Coming, which will take place in the midst of these Earth and Heaven shaking events): and then shall all the tribes of the Earth mourn (concerns all the nations of the world, which possibly will see this phenomenon by television), and they shall see the Son of Man (denotes Christ and His Human, Glorified Body) coming in the clouds of Heaven with Power and great Glory (lends credence to the thought that much of the world will see Him by television as He makes His Descent). “And He shall send His Angels (they will be visible) with a great sound of a trumpet (announcing the gathering of Israel), and they shall gather together His Elect (Israel) from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other (Jews will be gathered from all over the world and brought to Israel)” (Mat 24:15-31 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible

(This message was derived from the book by Jimmy Swaggart, ““ARMAGEDDON””.)

Scriptures from: (The Expositor’s Study Bible)[KJV/ESB]. iPad & iPhone & Hard Copy: by Jimmy Swaggart.

Just as in the days of Noah …

By James Jacob Prasch
Open with me please to the gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, and the Olivet Discourse.  When Jesus outlines what will transpire in the Last Days before he returns, he makes a very curious statement, and he warns us the Last Days will be akin to the days of Noah.  

HE TELLS US THIS:

Matthew 24:37-39 (Berean Literal Bible) “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.

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

The Greek text is emphatic. 

It does not simply say “as in the days of Noah” but “just as in the days of Noah.” 

Hebrew and Aramaic are languages that are different in Greek, but you do have ways to make something emphatic. 

You could say didiuke or something of this nature in Hebrew. 

Jesus would have been speaking the Hebrew dialect of Aramaic, most likely, but they translate this in the Greek making it very emphatic. 

Not that it will be “like the days of Noah” but “just like the days of Noah.” 

What happened then will be recapitulated or take place again, on a wider scale, in the Last Days eschatologically. 

JESUS GOES ON CONTINUING:

“Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left.  “Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:40-42 (Berean Literal Bible)

He continues telling us all of these various things. 

He said “As in the days of Noah, they will be eating and drinking, they will be marrying and giving in marriage.” 

Notice that Jesus does not speak of things that are wrong. 

He speaks of things that are natural:  Marrying, getting married, eating, drinking, things of this nature.  He does not warn about things that are wrong. 

What he warns about, in the Last Days, are people, specifically his people, believers, Christians, his followers, becoming obsessed with temporal things. 

Now Peter, in his epistle, three times deals with Noah as a shadow of what will take place in the Last Days. 

Peter is more concerned with warning unsaved people or telling Christians how to warn unsaved people, or telling Christians what to expect when we do warn unsaved people that the Lord is coming. 

But Jesus is warning not unsaved people, he’s warning those who are believers, and he says people will be marrying, eating, drinking, being given in marriage.  The danger in the Last Days is that Christians will become obsessed with temporal things. 

Now this undercurrent is throughout his warnings in the Olivet Discourse. 

One of the dangers in the Last Days that we see happening today is when the work of the Lord becomes more important to people than the Lord of the work, where ministry itself becomes an idol. 

People are really building the empires of men under the guise of calling it building the kingdom of God. 

For instance, if God says “Get a building,” we will get a building, if God says “Get a thousand buildings,” get a thousand buildings, if God ordains it, but so many building programs today in the Church are ordained by man, not by God. 

It is men building monuments to themselves. 

Programs, projects, they actually run much of the church growth on secular management philosophy and on marketing research.  Biblical truth is compromised, even eroded, and Biblical principles are substituted by secular marketing principles, to the point where the Gospel itself becomes diluted. 

People want to build empires. 

God goes for quality, not quantity. 

Jesus knew if you had quality the quantity would come automatically.  Once you abrogate his standard and begin substituting your own, you have a problem.  The work of the Lord becomes more important than the Lord of the work.

This is what Jesus in part meant when he said “He who is in the field no return for his cloak.”  We see the cloak in the Bible often represents the mantle of authority, such as Elijah and Elisha, wanting the cloak, the mantle of authority. 

What is more important, the work of the Lord or the Lord of the work.  Are you willing to lay the ministry down? 

We can think of this in terms of the Apostle Peter fishing. 

Jesus told him “I will make you fishers of men.”  He was fishing but when the call came up, it is the Lord, he immediately dove overboard, putting on his garment. 

Now, normally one would take off their shirt to dive overboard. Peter put it on because the garment here represents what Isaiah calls the garments of salvation, or what Jesus called the wedding garment. 

He put something on to go to be with the Lord. 

He immediately left his fishing and went to be with Jesus.  That is the picture.  He was called to be a fisher of men. 

Nothing wrong with doing the ministry or the work God has called us to, but the minute the call came up “It is the Lord” he goes to be with the Lord. 

One danger in the Last Days is that the work of the Lord becomes more important than the Lord of the work. 

The result of this is people begin building their own empires instead of the Kingdom of God.

Marriage is good; it is ordained by God. 

Drinking and eating are natural things ordained by God, but what happens when such temporal concerns become the obsession of the Church. 

The best way for us to put it is “The things that are for here are not the things that we are here for.”  Satan is very keen to get Christians obsessed with temporal things, things that are not wrong, marriage, career, business, even ministry. 

These things are not wrong and could even be right, as long as God comes first, as long as we keep that focus.  But once it goes out of this focus, good things degenerate, they distract us away from the main point. 

We cannot see the forest for the trees. 

This becomes a big danger in the Last Days.  Christians becoming obsessed with temporal things.  But now, let us look at what Peter says about the days of Noah.  Peter speaks three times about the days of Noah.

 who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.

1 Peter 3:20 (Berean Literal Bible)

Was Noah a successful preacher? 

Numerically he wasn’t, seven people were saved, plus himself.  Eight people were saved, seven people were saved through the preaching of Noah and they were all related to him!  Numerically, he didn’t have, as it were, a big church. 

He wasn’t successful as so much of the modern church counts success, but he was faithful as God counts success because God measures success in terms of faithfulness. 

Much of the church growth movement today would say Noah was a failure; “What, seven people were saved and they were all his relatives?”  God says he was a success. 

God looks for quality, not quantity. 

Now the fact that eight people were saved, that tells us two things about the Last Days. 

THE FIRST THING IT TELLS US IS THIS:

God is in the business of saving families. 

He is in the business of saving families.  Jesus warned us that many would fall away and betray one another, parents would betray their children, children would betray parents, etc.  That will happen. 

But God’s perfect will is that whole families would be together waiting for the return of Jesus.  He is in the business of saving families.  You know, after our personal relationship with the Lord, the next most important thing in our lives as Christians is the salvation of our loved ones.  

There is nothing more important in your life or my life, after our own relationship with Jesus, than the salvation of our loved ones. 

The salvation of your wife, your husband, your parents, your children, your siblings, after your own relationship with God, there is nothing more important that the salvation of your loved ones. 

God is in the business of trying to save families. 

Now, in the Last Days, family prayer time, family Bible studies, these things become crucial. 

Even in the best of times, every Christians household, every marriage, certainly every nuclear family is to be a microcosm of the Church.  But in the Last Days, when persecution increases, in many cases, maybe eventually in most cases, that will be the only church people have.  God is in the business of saving families. 

But the second thing it tell us is, what he told Abraham from the beginning and what he repeats throughout the scriptures, and what the New Testament reiterates:

Though the sons of Israel are like the sand upon the seashore, only a remnant shall be saved.”  There was only a remnant of Jews who ultimately were saved, who repented at the preaching of the Apostles and of the Prophets, who accepted Jesus as the Messiah, who did not rebel against Moses, who did not bow the knee the Ba’al.

But the Christian Church is much the same. 

At any given time in history, throughout most of the history of the Church, true believers, truly saved, born-again Bible believing believers have only been a minority within Christendom.  The same as most of Israel was back-slidden or nominal throughout its history, most of Christianity was either back-slidden or nominal. 

Really true believers, sanctified to the Lord, either in Israel or the Church, have always been a distinct minority. 

Most of the mainstream churches and denominations are not what the Bible calls Christian.  They follow tradition, they have different ways of salvation, other than through the new birth. It is not justification by faith, or salvation by grace, it is salvation by works or by rituals or sacraments. 

This is not Biblical Christianity. 

In fact, so much of what calls itself Christian is no more Christian than the Jews who bowed the knee to Ba’al were Jews. 

Only a remnant will be saved. 

A remnant will be rescued. 

Don’t expect a lot of people to be rescued at the end.

Now the prophet Daniel speaks directly of the rescue. 

In Daniel, chapter 12, he speaks of the great tribulation of the Jews and he says there will be a rescue. 

Saint Paul writes directly of the Rapture. 

We have two Greek words for rapture in the New Testament, one is Harpazo and the other one is episunagoge, our gathering together around him or to be with Him. 

The Bible speaks plainly of the Rapture happening simultaneously with the resurrection.  Harpazo means a snatching away, but you know, the Rapture is being denied today. 

It is even being taught against. 

There is one man in England who is notorious for making false prophecies in the name of the Lord that do not happen.  His name is Gerald Coates and he actually said the Rapture is a fantasy and a myth. 

There is another man in America who similarly is notorious for making false prophecies that do not happen.  He did this in a book he wrote called “The Harvest.”  His name is Rick Joyner and he says the Rapture is of the devil. 

There was another man notorious for making false prophecies in the Lord’s name that don’t happen, from Kansas City.  His name is Mike Bickle and I once watched a video of him, speaking in England, where he actually said that Rapture of Elijah was God’s judgment on Elijah. 

These men are deceived and they are deceiving others. 

There is a rescue, there is a rapture, and the story of Noah, the epic of Noah is a picture of the Rapture.  Now, many things prefigure the Rapture in the Bible.  Every rapture experience in the Bible teaches something about the Rapture. 

Certainly, the Rapture of Enoch, the ascension of Jesus, the Rapture of Elijah, whatever happened to Saint Paul in 2nd Corinthians when he went up to heaven, all of these things typify, foreshadow the Rapture in some way. But other things foreshadow it as well. 

Certainly, the exodus of the Hebrews out of Egypt is a picture of the Rapture.  Those same judgements that we see in the book of Exodus are replayed, or again recapitulated, in the book of Revelation. 

They are commemorated to this day in the Passover Seder, the Haggadah at Passover time, still celebrated by Jewish people where you take the drops of wine corresponding to the judgements on Egypt:  hoshek, dak, dam, blood, tordiah, frogs and pestilence and so forth. 

Those same judgements happen again in the book of Revelation. 

What happened to Egypt in the book of Exodus is a microcosm of what will happen to the entire planet at the end of the age.  The way that Pharaoh’s magicians counterfeited the miracles of Moses and Aaron is the way the Antichrist and False Prophet, that is the Beast of Revelation, will counterfeit the miracles of Jesus and his witnesses. 

They brought Joseph’s bones with them out of Egypt. 

Why?  “The dead in Christ will rise first.” 

We will come out together, Joseph representing those who died in the Lord and Moses representing those were alive.  Whether you are dead in the Lord or alive, we come out together.  The Exodus is a major picture of the Rapture. 

So is the rescue of Lot and his family from Sodom, very much like the story of Noah, people coming out of tribulation. 

As it says in the book of Revelation, “These are those who have come out of the great tribulation.”  And, of course, Lot and his family thought that was the end of the world, as we read in the book of Genesis.

All of these things parallel the story of Noah in different ways and all of them together prefigure what will happen at the end of the age.

Peter continues talking about Noah and he tells us more in his second epistle, while Jesus is concerned with warning Christians, Peter is concerned with telling Christians to warn unsaved people:

[God] did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;  and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter.

2 Peter 2:5-6 (Berean Literal Bible)

He uses these two major types of the Rapture in Genesis, Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah and puts them together to explain what the end will be like.  It is often estimated that Noah preached for 120 years; that is the usual estimate given by conservative scholars. 

As he warned people, he was ignored, even mocked. 

In the Last Days the same will happen.  When we warn unsaved people, many of them, most of them, will ignore us.  Some of them will even mock when they see us going into the ark, which is a picture of the Church, the Body of Christ where the rescue is to be found … they will laugh at us.  They will not know what is happening until that day comes. 

NOW LET’S GO FURTHER:

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”  For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.  But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men.  But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  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 like 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 3:3-10 (Berean Literal Bible)

We are told in the Last Days just as Noah was mocked, Christians who warn people to repent will be mocked. 

Now we have more and more of the signs that Jesus gave of the Last Days.  We have the destruction of the environment, we have the globalization of the world economy, and we have the unification of the world’s false religious systems, through the ecumenical and interfaith movements. 

We have the countries that were in the Roman Empire re-confederating into a non-democratic Europe. 

We have a magnitude of deception in the Evangelical Church today that would have been unthinkable even 10-15 years ago.  We have current events in the Middle East, the regathering of Israel and the Jews for the Great Tribulation. 

The stage is being set for Zechariah 12, the Return of Jesus. 

We have more and more signs of the Last Days but less and less interest in the return of Christ, not just among unsaved people but among Christians.  When I was first born again, by the grace of God, in the very early 1970’s in the aftermath of the hippie era, most Christians were very concerned about the return of Christ. 

They were reading books about it, they were listening to tapes about it, and they were talking about it. 

In fact, a popular Christian greeting was “Maranatha” from the Aramaic marana tha come quickly Lord Jesus or the Lord is coming. 

Today there is far less interest in the return of Jesus than there was 30 years ago, even though we are 30 years closer to his return, and in fact the very thing that Christians hoped in, such as his return and the Rapture, are being denied, even mocked by Christians! 

We have one deception after another:  Dominionism, Post-millennialism, Kingdom Now Theology, things totally alien to the New Testament and to the thinking of the early Church becoming popular among many Christians, particularly among my fellow Charismatics and Pentecostals, but also among extreme Calvinists. 

The idea of Dominion Theology and Reconstructionism and “We are going to take over the world and conquer it for Jesus.”  Jesus’ Kingdom is not of this world, not of this world. 

He is coming!

But when you see Christians mocking, how much more are unsaved people going to mock. 

When you point out world events fulfilling prophecy, some will believe; some will be convicted of sin, some will repent, some will be saved, but many will mock. 

Let’s go further.

We have a Christological statement, a statement about Christ, but it is a statement about him as Creator, that the world was prepared by the Word of God, Ho Logos, the Word, is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Ha Davar Adonai. 

This is Jesus.

Jesus is the Word who became flesh. 

The Logos became sarx in John Chapter 1 in the Greek text.  And we are told that it was formed out of water, as we read in the book of Genesis. 

It is interesting that on the periodic chart of the elements, hydrogen has the simplest atomic number and is the most common element. 

H – quite interesting. 

But the most destructive weapon in the human arsenal is the hydrogen bomb. 

H.  There is also a cobalt bomb but it is the H-bomb everyone fears the most, the H-bomb. 

The world was destroyed by H the first time and the Bible tells us the world will be destroyed by H the second time. 

In fact, the Greek word for water comes from the same word as Hydrogen, hudor, it is there. 

Let us look at what it says:  The first time by water, because it was formed out of water, the second time it will be destroyed by fire. 

Now the Greek text is very interesting in verse 9.

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 like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar [or a loud noise] and the elements will be destroyed.

2 Peter 3:9-10 (Berean Literal Bible)

In Greek it says the “stoicheo” will be dissolved with fire. 

Stoicheo is where we get the word for the branch of chemistry we call stoichiometry, elementary chemistry, looking at the elements on the periodic chart with their atomic number, their gram atomic weight and so forth, their valency, their relationship to each other, elemental chemistry. 

The Greeks knew about atoms, they had the word atoms, it basically meant “that which is invisible.” 

They speculated there was such a thing as atoms but they didn’t know about sub-atomic particles, they didn’t know about electrons, protons or neutrons, much less did they speculate about things like positrons or neutrinos, they did not know about subatomic particles at all, no idea. 

In fact, prior to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the notion you could split an atom and get explosive energy from it was absurd. 

Later on we had enriched uranium-238, they have plutonium, we have things of this nature. 

But it would have been unthinkable before the age of relativity, before Misters Einstein and Oppenheimer, to think you could split an element. Yet 2000 years ago a fisherman from Galilee not only said it is possible to dissolve and element with explosive energy, with fire, but to get enough explosive energy from that to destroy the whole world, that is what it says. 

It is no wonder the scriptures tell us that if Jesus didn’t return no flesh would be saved. 

We would wipe ourselves out. 

You know, I would not teach it as a doctrine but there is a verse in the book of  Zechariah were it says people’s eyes will be melting in their sockets and they know from the autopsies done on the people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that is precisely what happened to people killed in a nuclear explosion. 

Their eyes melted in their skulls, in the orbits. 

Quite frightening! 

Peter actually says not only can you split an atom, as it were, dissolve a stoicheo, but you can destroy the whole earth by doing it. 

Yet, it says people will mock. 

We live in an age where things have become very tenuous. 

I grew up in the era of the Cold War. 

I was someone who originated in the New York area, in fact I was born in New Jersey but I lived in Manhattan.  I remember when I was a little boy during the Cuban Missile Crisis that Nikita Khrushchev came to the United Nations in New York and made a speech to the General Assembly. 

I was a little boy watching him on television and he took off his shoe and he began to pound his shoe on the podium at the UN, saying “We will bury you, we will bury you.”  Nikita Khrushchev was notorious for drinking vodka and within a matter of months, the Soviet Polit Bureau engineered a coup de état to depose him.  Brezhnev, Susov, Ustinov, they said “We cannot have a mad man with his finger on the button” to push the world to the brink of thermonuclear holocaust. 

In practically no time, Khrushchev was history.  They got rid of him.  You cannot allow a mad man to have his finger on the button.

There is a very interesting book called “The Final Days” about the closing weeks and months of American President Richard Nixon, during the Watergate scandal in America. 

During the Yom Kippur war, Nixon called a Stage III nuclear alert against the Soviet Union.  He was using tranquilizers and alcohol very heavily, he was lying to get himself out of the scandal and kept getting caught in the lies, and he would just drink more and take more pills. 

In this book, The Final Days, it shows how Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger were virtually trying to keep him under control and there was a fear that he would again push the world to the brink, as it had been on the brink of the Cuban crisis, to save his neck politically, because he was half out of his mind. 

Well, his own party turned against him. 

Senior Republican senators said “We cannot support this man anymore, he is going to cost us the next election, etc.” 

The American establishment turned against him.  You cannot allow somebody who is unstable to have his or her finger on the button.  That was the thinking of Sovietism.  Now, Marxism did not work but at least it claimed to be predicated upon logic and for all the faults of Western Capitalism, there is at least a logic to it. 

This is not the mentality of the new powers who are acquiring fissionable material, weapons grade plutonium.  You see, now Pakistan and India, among other nations, have nuclear arsenals.  Hinduism believes in Karma, reincarnation. 

If you die fighting for Hinduism, in the interpretation of some Hindus, you will be reincarnated and come back as a Brahman in the next life, maybe a guru. Push the button, we believe in reincarnation, we are not afraid to die. 

There is no logic. 

You have the Hindu National Party, a major political force in India, and there are people in that party who, where they would claim to be pacifists in terms of their religion, were the most aggressive in demanding India acquire a nuclear capability to withstand Pakistan. 

Now there are fundamentalist regimes all throughout the Islamic world and there are fundamentalist Moslems in the military in Pakistan who would like to come to power and have control of that arsenal. 

Other countries, as we speak, in the Islamic world are trying to obtain nuclear weapons. 

The only assurance of salvation one can absolutely have, in Islam, is to die in a jihad, according to their writings. 

Now they have a different concept of heaven than the Biblical one, but the assurance of salvation comes from dying in a jihad. 

You see people will crash airplanes into skyscrapers, kill themselves thinking that they are being martyred in the jihad as they murder others and they are going to heaven, or their concept of heaven. 

The mentality of radical Hinduism and the mentality of radical Islam do not face the same constraints as what you see in Western Nationalism.  They are not limited in what they do because their logic, or the lack of it, doesn’t determine they have to behave that way. 

Jihad, push the button, reincarnation, push the button, I’ll come back as a Brahman,” “I’ll go to heaven.”  They are not afraid of this. 

We will get rid of a Khrushchev, we will get rid of a Nixon, they won’t get rid of their own leaders, generally speaking, unless the West removes their leaders. 

Their leaders are dangerous men, even the cruelest of regimes, even the most savage and the most guilty of human rights, be it the Taliban in Afghanistan or the Wahab in Saudi Arabia, backing the House of Saud, their own people, it does not matter. 

Civil rights, human rights, these things just don’t register. 

Neither do they register with the Caste System in India, a form of social injustice that is absolutely unspeakable. 

Western rationalism does not apply to these people.  The world is in a much more precarious state now than it was during the Cold War because the limits that will be set by logic no longer come into play in the mentality of our enemies.  The world is a much more dangerous place.  It is easy to see Peter’s prophecy coming true.

But he tells us “the Lord is wanting that none should perish but all should reach repentance.”  Some extreme Calvinists have tried to read more into this verse than it actually says.  In other words, instead of engaging in exegesis, taking out of the Bible what God put in their, they engage in eisegesis, they read things into the Bible that God did not put in there.  They say “Wanting that none should perish” simply means God does not want any of the “elect” to perish.  This is simply not what the text says.  God does not want anyone to go to hell. 

Paul tells us this in 1st Timothy, Chapter 4:10:

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

1 Timothy 4:10 (Berean Literal Bible)

Now this affirms that God is Savior, but it also affirms that Jesus is God, he is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.  Peter affirms that Jesus is the Word and the Creator, we have the deity of Christ affirmed and we have God’s own desire that all men would come to Christ affirmed.

So it was in the days of Noah.  Most people didn’t listen until it was too late and most people will not listen now until it is too late.  But let’s go back to those haunting words of Jesus:  “Just like the days of Noah.”  He didn’t say “like” he said the Aramaic equivalent of “just like,” something very specific. 

Turn with me please back to the book of  Genesis, Bereshit, Chapter 6 and let us see what the days of Noah were like:

Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.  Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.  Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.  And the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” 

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.  And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.  “Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.  “And this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.  “You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. “And behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.  “But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark– you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Genesis 6:1-18 (Berean Literal Bible)

Later on, in the age of the Church Fathers, in the Patristic literature, there were some speculations alien to the original thought of the first Christians and of the Jews, giving some other identity to these “great men” or to who these beings were. 

The original thinking, however, is what we see in the Apocrypha. 

Now the Apocrypha is not scripture, but it is Biblically important history and literature.  Jude refers to this in his epistle, about those angels who did not keep their place.  What we have here were sexual relations between demonic beings and humans, frightening prospect. 

Remember, angels can appear as men. 

Repeatedly in the New Testament we see angels appearing as men. 

Today in Satanism you have surrogate rituals where inductees into a coven will have sex with Satan.  I have met and heard the testimonies of witches and warlocks who participated in some of these rituals; it is sexually connatated. 

You look at some of the imagery used by certain rock bands involved in heavy metal music, it is the same kind of imagery.  It is the idea of having sex with devils or with demons and things of this nature. 

Well, what is also conspicuous is this, people who claim to have been abductees, taken away by UFOs, unidentified flying objects, seemingly in common report some interest in their reproductive organs by their abductors. 

These are people independent of each other.  “Just as in the days of Noah.” 

Now, Judaism teaches from the Apocrypha, that this happened in the days of Jared on Mount Hermon.  Mount Hermon or har Hemon in Hebrew, is where the transfiguration of Jesus took place in Matthew Chapter 16. 

It is where the wicked demons came down, so it is where the Son of Man went up.  Mount Hermon. 

That is where it took place, according to the Histories of the Jews. 

They procreated with human women. 

Nephilim literally means in Hebrew “the fallen ones” from the infinitive of the Hebrew verb lipol to fall, nofel fall, Nephilim, as it were, the fallen ones, because Satan’s followers are fallen angels but they come to earth. 

We have enfleshment of angels in the New Testament; angels have angelic powers. 

They appear as men; think of Mary Magdalene in the garden, she saw the men, she saw the angels but they appeared as men.  We are told in Jude’s epistle they left their rightful abode.  They began to take on unnatural relations with human women.

Now we make light of Hollywood movies like Rosemary’s Baby. 

There is a sinister reality to those who believe in such things.  Satan has always wanted a body to counterfeit Jesus.  As Jesus was God who became a man, the Beast of Revelation, who we usually call the Antichrist, will try to, in some way, impersonate that or counterfeit that, will try to find a body to dwell in. 

Demonic possession is, in part, that, demons looking for a physical form.  But these demons come as men and they have relations with human women.  I don’t want to speculate but pay attention.

When the Blue Report was declassified by the Carter Administration in the United States, under President Jimmy Carter, not all of it was declassified but much of the research carried out by the United States Air-force, Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, plus some things carried out by the British government, some of the research into UFOs was declassified. 

I am not saying that there is life on other planets, what I am saying is, the psychiatric evidence indicates that many of those people, who claim to be abductees, really believe they were abducted. 

They really believe it happened to them. 

What these government documents also make clear is even though with exobiology or astrophysics, or astronomy, or aeronautics, there is absolutely no evidence for life on other planets, there have been instances of encounters that cannot be explained through conventional science and some of the research carried out by intelligence agencies, some cult groups involved in occult practices were able, as it were, to conjure phenomena. 

This is not speculation; these are simply government documents. 

I am not saying there is life on other planets, but I am saying the Bible says “The powers of the air.” 

The cosmos needs to be cleansed. 

There are demonic powers. 

Going back to the first century Church, Paul told us “other gods are demons.”  The Greek word, daimonion, drawing on Moses calling other god’s shadim, devils

And who are these Greek gods? 

They were associated with planets and heavenly bodies. 

To us, it is only mythology, but to the Greeks it was religion, it was belief. 

The Romans were the same; it was belief. 

LET’S GO FURTHER.

These so-called abductees, or people who believe that is what happened to them say that these beings had an infatuation with their reproductive anatomy. 

Even people like Uri Geller, the Israeli spoon bender, will tell you that he believes there are people on other planets trying to contact people on earth and things of this nature. 

I was amazed as a young Christian when I used to go witnessing in the early 1970’s, how many people really believed in extraterrestrial life, even though there was no scientific evidence for it, in any conventional sense of science. 

A lot of people believed in it. 

To me things like David Bowie recordings, like Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars or Scary Monsters is simply pop music. 

For me, Steven Spielberg movies, such as Close Encounters or ET are simply pop movies, that is all they are, movies and pop music, it is entertainment, in and of itself potentially innocuous. 

But such things are taken seriously by a growing number of people, including young people. 

It is predisposing them to what amounts to a kind of deception. 

When you are looking for some extraterrestrial life to bring salvation to mankind instead of to the return of Jesus, you are putting something else in place of Jesus. 

Now the Greek word antichrist does not only mean, or necessarily primarily mean against Christ, it co-equally means, and in some contexts mainly means in place of Christ.  

When something is in place of Christ, it is antichrist. 

They are looking for salvation from extraterrestrial life or extraterrestrial beings. 

We are warned that the False Prophet will call down signs from the heavens. 

Obviously he will try to mimic the miracles of the prophet Elijah, things of this nature.  They will show signs in the cosmos in order to deceive people. 

But let us take this a bit further. 

There was a demonic incarnation. 

When I was in university before I studied Theology in my later years as a Christian, I was saved while I was studying science. 

There are things happening today in bio-genetic engineering that would have bordered on science fiction when I was in university that are reality. 

They were just beginning to experiment with gene splicing with the Mayfly.  Now they are cloning all kinds of things. 

With the Enlightenment, which climaxed in the 18th century, something happened. 

Going back to at least the 15th and 16th centuries, there was a schism, a split between science and superstition. 

In the ancient world all the way to the medieval world, until the Middle Ages under Medieval Roman Catholicism, superstition and science were mixed. 

Astronomy and astrology were the same. 

Medical science and pharmacology and folk medicine were the same. 

Chemistry, physics and magic (alchemy) where the same. 

There was no distinction between astronomy and astrology or in alchemy between chemistry and magic; it was all the same. 

With the Enlightenment, science went one way and superstition and the occult went the other. 

Medical science and pharmacology went one way and folk medicine and belief in curses and things of that nature when the other way. 

Astronomy, astrophysics went one way and astrology went the other way. 

Chemistry and physics, physical sciences went one way and magic went the other way. 

In the last 15 to 18 years we have seen an increasing rapprochement between superstition and science. 

We particularly see this in certain fields–one is Holistic Medicine.

Acupuncture, for instance, is based on Taoism, the ying and yang. 

Now, I have been to acupuncture clinics in China; I’ve seen where it came from. 

The same places that were practicing acupuncture were selling a white wine with six species of poison snakes being pickled in it, as an aphrodisiac. 

It is based on Taoism, the ying and yang. 

What happened in the Enlightenment was what had a legitimate scientific, physiological or chemical basis was extracted from superstition. 

Some people try to extract that which seems to have a basis in neuroanatomy from the rest of acupuncture. 

I have no problem with scientifically investigating that. 

Some of it may have a scientific basis that has not been understood because of the occult and superstition in which it has always occurred.  But there is much happening in Holistic Medicine, reflexology, acupuncture that is simply based on superstition, the occult and it is increasingly gained more mainstream following, more people who are believing in it, even though traditional medicine has warned against it. 

Let us go a bit further…

Not only is this happening in holistic medicine, it is certainly happening in particle physics. 

Particle physicists are telling us that perhaps the universe is neither finite or infinite, but it’s critical, Critical Universe Theory1)http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/C/Critical+Density

They are speaking of effects called super strings which they can’t be sure that exist. 

This approaches mystical views of the universe, things you cannot quantify. 

We are beginning to see serious physicists beginning to look at Transcendentalism, particularly Hinduistic Transcendentalism. 

It is happening in computer video graphics. 

It is happening in a variety of disciplines, a rapprochement between science and the occult. 

Now this becomes a problem. 

This is what it was like in the Dark Ages. 

We may be plunged straight forward into a new Dark Age, where once again, science and the occult become mixed.  Already there is a very dangerous cult, as I regard it, in America, called Scientology. 

Very much in vogue with some of Hollywood’s leading figures, including John Travolta, Tom Cruise and others. 

It essentially mixes science and technology with the occult, based on the ideals of L. Ron Hubbard. 

Now L. Ron Hubbard was basically a con artist who claimed to have died twice. 

I recall, as a young person in New York, I think I was a teenager, I was on the streets and it was the hippie era and so on, and the Scientologists tried to recruit me into their cult. 

They were trying to get me to read a book about Dianetics and to come and take some course, to have an audit. 

They were trying to persuade me that this guy, L. Ron Hubbard, rose from the dead twice. 

Now again, it was Jesus who rose from the dead. 

When you see somebody else in place of Christ, it is by Greek definition antichristos, antichrist. 

But with the power of Hollywood in back of it, you see why it comes into vogue with people.  I basically said, I wasn’t walking with the Lord at the time, I basically said, “Well you get him over here now and I’ll ice him. 

After I ice him, if he gets up a third time then I’ll believe in your Scientology.” 

Ice is New York slang for killing somebody.  “After I knock him off, if he gets up again then I’ll join your whatever…” 

They didn’t want to do that.  Scientology mixes science and the occult, alpha brain waves, the audit, most peculiar.  All cults, of course, are money making schemes, one way or another. 

Well, let’s go even beyond this.

What you will see happening within the next 10 years, and it will be mainstream within the next 20 years, if the world has not ended, is this: 

People will begin to use science and technology to facilitate occult practice. 

I have a friend, a nice Jewish believer, a Messianic Jew, and his job was teaching people to write software programs for air flight simulators.  This technology was first developed to train American astronauts and then it was adopted to train fighter pilots and then commercial pilots and now it is coming into commercial entertainment. 

I went into the mock cockpit of a 747 that was programmed for me to land the 747 with manual flight rules at Schiphol Airport in Holland, taking off from London, England. 

As you might have imagined, it was one of the worst disasters in recorded aviation history. 

Fortunately, it was only a simulator. 

But the definition was so good, the software was so good, the crystal technology was so good you wouldn’t believe you were not flying a 747, coming in over the North Sea, coming in over the Zuiderzee those were not real windmills, it looked exactly—you wouldn’t believe, it looked so real. 

Not only that, but the definition and technology are getting better all the time. 

We have digital recordings, surgically implantable microchips. 

What is going to happen when seances are facilitated technologically, where you have a voice track of a dead loved one.  We have virtual simulators.  Now they are virtually helmet sized, eventually they will be the size of a pair of sunglasses. 

People will construct their own reality where the subjective will become the objective.  “I always wanted to be Napoleon,” “I always wanted to be Cinderella,” “I always wanted to be Elvis.” 

People will live in a simulator, a virtual world, the same as everyone has a PC now, a time will come when almost everyone will have a virtual reality simulator attached to their computer. 

It will just be another modem.  

You will construct your own reality.  “Look I’m Napoleon,” “Look I’m Cinderella,” “Look, I’m Elvis,” “I always wanted to be Greta Garbo.” 

People will begin to construct their own reality. 

This technology will get cheaper, the definition will get better, the software will get better, so the distinction between reality and non-reality will become so vague it will not really matter in the thinking of many people.  “It doesn’t matter what happens out there, this is my world,” do your own thing, create your own reality. 

The objective will be usurped by the subjective, so people will be oblivious to the actions of governments, corporations and God knows who else.  Electronic escapism! 

Let’s go beyond that.

Genetic cloning.  Anything fallen man can use for evil, he will use for evil. 

I have a science background, there is nothing wrong with science, nothing wrong with medical science.  These things can help people.  But you take Jesus Christ out of the equation and anything man can use for evil, he will use for evil, absolutely guaranteed. 

We can have diagnostic therapy using x-rays, we can have radio isotope therapy prolonging the life of people battling cancer. 

Nuclear technology is also used to make weapons of mass destruction. 

Nerve fibers don’t regenerate; when they die, that is it, they will not regenerate. 

We cannot make cytons or neurons regenerate. 

It is the kind of cell that once it is dead, it is dead.  There are ways to try to get it to repair or to get dendrites to reknit but scientists tried to compensate for the inability to generate neurons by implanted microchips that may help quadriplegics or paraplegics to regain some motion or blind people to help see using implanted microchips to substitute some of the function of neurons that can interact with neurons, biointeractive implants. 

It can be used for good. 

It can also be used for evil. 

You combine an implanted microchip in the mastoid with Gestalt therapy. 

You take the DNA of a loved one.  ”Oh, he is terminally ill.”  “Well, we will clone his DNA.”  IVF, in vitro fertilization, you clone that person. 

Now, there are natural clones, identical twins, but now you have an unnatural clone. 

You use a combination of Gestalt therapy and bioimplantation, a biochip, an organic microchip, of which already prototypes exist.  “Oh, he is not dead, here he is, we brought him back to life, he has been reincarnated.” 

Do you understand. 

Now this will go down very well in the Hindu society, but something else has happened. 

When I go to India, I speak in churches that are crowded, they grow very quickly.  I see people being saved out of Hinduism turning to Christ.  Look at what the Hindu religion has done for India. 

Did you ever see a person drinking cow urine or taking water from the Ganges because they think it is sacred? 

Give it to an infant baby and the baby dies of cholera, but “That’s okay, that is his karma.” 

Look what that religion has done for India. 

At least people in the West realize things like slavery or the Caste System were wrong. 

But the feudalism that still exists in the Islamic world or the Caste System in India, it is not seen as wrong.  The people in the West will say Apartheid was wrong, slavery was wrong, not so where you do not have a Judeo-Christian worldview. 

Now this has nothing to do with race and it has nothing to do with Western Imperialism.  Christianity came from Judaism, it began as an Oriental, an Eastern religion. 

We Hellenized Christianity, we westernized an Eastern faith, but Christianity in its origin comes from Judaism, which came from the East. 

We westernized Christianity but Christianity is not, in its origins, a Western religion. 

We westernized it culturally. 

It comes from the East. 

God put the Jews in Israel, he writes to the nations. 

It’s where three continents came together, in the Middle East with Israel at the center so the gospel could spread in all directions.  The Jews would be lights to the nations, teach the nations about the one true God, etc.  So the caravan routes, Roman roads like the Via Maris, etc., all came through and came together. 

It was a conversion point facilitating the spread of the Gospel, that is, in part, why God placed them there, as Isaiah calls it, at the center of the earth.  We are not taking about Western Imperialism.  Our faith has been westernized but it began in the east. 

It began in the Orient.  However, it is undeniable that you have a higher standard of social justice in societies that are influenced by the Judeo-Christian worldview than you do the Hindu or Islamic world view. 

Yet, it is a strange thing. 

While churches in Indonesia are growing explosively, despite persecution by Moslems, while churches in India and Bangladesh are growing explosively, to me it is most strange when I come to Sydney, Australia, or Los Angeles, California, or London, England. 

I see people in the West turning towards Hinduism. 

At the same time, people in the Hindu world are turning toward Jesus; East is going West, West is going East. Look what those religions have done for India.  Look at someone drinking cow urine, look at the caste system, look at jihad. 

Most peculiar. 

Nonetheless, the Hinduistic worldview would love reincarnation, if you can facilitate it technologically? 

India has more scientists and more engineers per capita than any country in the world, after the United States. 

But let’s go beyond this.

Put on the simulator.  “Oh, grandmother isn’t dead, we just had coffee this morning.” 

You use technology to facilitate what the Bible calls occult practice. 

When you have a full human clone, where does the soul come from? 

Now, man is triune, we have a body, a soul and a spirit. 

Where does the spirit come from.  “Just as it was in the days of Noah.” 

It would not be difficult to understand how biogenetic engineering would result in the cloning of a human that was demonically in dwelt. 

Anything fallen man can use for evil he will use for evil. 

There is already talk of cloning human embryos on embryo farms to produce replacement organs for transplants where there are not adequate donors.  Human life has already been degenerated thanks to abortion and increasingly euthanasia. 

Why not just harvest organs from cloned embryos. 

It is going that way, but why not use clones to facilitate reincarnation, or what they imagine will be reincarnation. 

Where will those spirits come from? 

It’s quite a question. “Just as it was in the days of Noah.” 

With the merger of science and the occult, it is not difficult, it is not even highly speculative to see how this can come about.  In fact, most of the essentials that would be required for this to come about already exist. 

Now, in the Western countries, like Australia, America or Britain can regulate it, France can regulate it, “We are not going to allow that.”  But you can be absolutely assured that if there are scientists who cannot find a legal outlet for carrying out certain things and certain experiments in the West, they will find a despot in the Third World who will allow it.  “We will clone an army; we will become a superpower.”  “We will have slave labour by cloning.”  Humans and humanoids. 

It is easy to see what happened–you had demonoids on the earth in the days of Noah. 

There will be demonoids on the earth again in the Last Days, ultimately pointing to Antichrist, the Beast of Revelation who will be something approximating an incarnation of Satan, not in the sense that Jesus was incarnate but approximating it. 

It is moving in that direction, demonoids, demonic beings. 

That is what happened in the days of Noah.  Now, something else happened in the days of Noah.  God said to build an ark.  It’s dimensions all meant something in Biblical numerics; 30 cubits by 50 cubits, look at the dimensions again: “Three hundred cubits shall be it’s length, it’s breadth 50 and it’s height 30.” 

• 300 (Three hundred) cubits in the Bible is the number of the Elect, as in Gideon’s Army was 300,

• 50 is the number of the Holy Spirit, hamashim in Hebrew, the day of Pentecost, and

• 30 is the number of spiritual maturity. 

David began to reign as king when he was 30; Jesus began his ministry at the age of 30. 

Three hundred, fifty, thirty — a picture of the Church, what it is meant to be. 

Pitched within and without—indwelt with the Spirit, the Spirit outside and in, outpoured.  It is the place of safety. 

When God’s people got on that ark, when the whole number of those to be saved were in, God closed it. 

Now is the appointed time. 

Today is the day of salvation. 

Get on that ark and beginning with your families, get as many people on that ark as you possibly can. 

The hour is coming when the hand of God is going to close that door. 

“Just as it was in the days of Noah.”

References   [ + ]

1. http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/C/Critical+Density

5 Angels * 5 Continents

by Samuel Doctorian August 16,1998: Original Source

Samuel Doctorian
I came to the Island of Patmos on May 5, 1998. For several weeks, alone in a house, I was struggling to live by myself, and try to cook and do other things around the house. I tried to eat as little as possible. I spent my time in prayer and fasting, I found a little chapel next door, where nobody goes, called St. Nicola Chapel. I went there pouring my heart to God. On a hill next to the house, I found a marvelous rock. I went often and sat on that rock, prayed, meditated, and read the Bible. Several times, I went to the cave of John, where he saw the great revelation.

While meditating for one month in this solitary place, I thought, I wonder if the Lord will ever send a tenth Angel? I had seen angels nine times before – In England; in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. I had seen an angel in Amman, Jordon, in Jerusalem. Another angel with his message had delivered a woman from being hanged in Upper Egypt. I saw the last angel, the ninth in Beirut, in the midst of the war. The angel awakened me physically 3:00 o’clock in the morning. He told me to get out of the country immediately. I am grateful to the Lord until today. I don’t know what would have happened to me if the angel had not come. Heaven will tell that one day. So here in Patmos I thought, I wonder if I would see an angel for the tenth time. There were times when I was alone in the house praying, I felt such presence, I wondered and asked the Lord if an angel was coming now. But it was not to be. One night I dreamt about an angel. It was tremendous. An angel told me to just fly in my dream. I felt is it possible? But an angel was telling me. I was on a high cliff and I really let go and was flying in the most beautiful way. I came down and landed just like having a parachute, peacefully. That was not real. I wanted to see an angel, like the nine times before.

20th June, 1998. 3:50 a.m., here in Patmos, suddenly my room was full of light.

There are not lights around here. The house sits by itself at the end of a road, near a monastery. Of course, I wondered what this bright light was. And lo and behold, as I was wide awake, this was not a dream, I saw five beautiful angels, I saw their faces, perfect. Looking like human beings, but full of light. I saw their eyes, their face. Their hair was so beautiful. On my right side, there were two lovely angels. When I looked at the others, trembling, suddenly I saw the other three had wings. I had been asked many times, if the angels I had seen before had wings. I had decided the next time I would see an angel, I was going to ask the angel, if he had wings. Everybody was asking me. Other times when I had seem angels, I was so scared and trembling, I did not have the nerve to ask them if they had wings. Now I saw the three angels on my left side with wings, and the two on my right side without wings. They all had hands. They had beautiful white robes all the way down to the floor. Very hard to describe with human words. I wondered why five angels had come. I was trembling, shaking, I wanted to cry, I couldn’t. The place was full of light. Suddenly the angel on my right side, the first one said, “We are five angels, from the five Continents”.

Just before I could see the tremendous revelations of angels, in Spirit, I was in a great meeting where a great multitude of people were present. They were God’s children, from many nationalities. I was on a platform, standing behind the pulpit. I was preaching in English, I had an interpreter on my left side. He had dark hair, gray suit. But I couldn’t remember to what language he was interpreting my message. I was prophesying. This was the prophecy:

“My Church, you preach love, teach love, but you need to practice love, and show love.

There is need of unity in my body, there are many divisions among you.

My Spirit will not move and work where there is no unity.

There is carnality in my church.

Too much uncleanness in my church.I desire and want holy people.I died to make you holy.”

While prophesying, I’m trembling, I’m lost in the Spirit. My eyes are opened. I’m looking to the great multitude.Suddenly I saw these five powerful, mighty, shining angels, totally in white, come towards me. I began to go backwards from the pulpit about three, four meters. I was going to fall down. I didn’t know what to do. I was wide awake, but in the spirit. Some power helped me not to fall.As I was wondering what all this was, the angel on the right side said, “We are here to give you messages of the five continents of the world.” The moment I heard that I could hear the multitude, the crowd, thousands of them saying, “Oh, Oh, Oh….” I believe the multitude saw angels also. And somehow the Lord revealed to me that the time is coming in many parts of the world where God is going to reveal Himself through the ministry of angels. It’s going to happen publically, in churches. Thousands will see angels at one time. The Lord is witnessing that. Angels will be ministering to the Body, in these last days.Suddenly the message started to come,” What you see and hear, tell to the Nations.”This was not something I should keep to myself. Even they accept it or not, I have to tell it to the nations. 

The FIRST ANGEL

The first angel, the farthest from me and to the right, said, “I have a message for all Asia.” The moment he said that, in a split few seconds, I could see the whole of China, India; the whole of the Asian countries, like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea. I’ve never been to those countries. I could see the Philippines and Japan. Down to Singapore, I saw Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Then the angel showed me all of Papua New Guinea, and the whole of Iryan Jaya, Indonesia, and down to Australia and New Zealand.

This was the message of the angel, to all that part of Asia, including Australia and New Zealand.

I am the angel of China,” he said, India, Australia.

In his hand I saw a tremendous trumpet, not a small one, but a long big one. He was going to blow it all over AsiaSo whatever the angel said, it’s going to happen with the trumpet of the Lord, all over Asia.

Millions are going to hear the mighty voice of the Lord. Then the angel said, “There shall be disasters, starvation, many will die from hunger. Strong winds will be loosened like never happened. A great part will be shaken and destroyed. Earthquakes all over will take place. The sea will cover the earth. The earth will fall in the sea. Great part of Australia will be shaken. Australia will be divided, destroyed. Great part will go under the ocean. Millions will die in China and in India. Nations will be against Nations, brother against brother. Asians will fight each other. Nuclear Weapons   shall be used killing millions.” I heard the word ‘catastrophic’ used twice. “Financial crisis will come all over Asia. It will shake the world.” I was trembling while the angel was speaking.

Then he looked at me and smiled and said. There shall be the greatest spiritual awakening. Bondages will be broken. Barriers will be removed. Millions in China, India,   all over Asia will turn to Christ. In Australia there shall be tremendous revival.

Then I heard the angel of Asia say. “It is the last harvest.” I could hear the Spirit say. I shall prepare my church for the return of Christ.

I was happy with the last few sentences of good news, after such a judgement. 

The SECOND ANGEL said

The second angel had a sickle in his hand, I heard him say, Harvest time has come in Israel, and all the countries all the way to Iran, all of Turkey and the Arab Countries. Multitudes that have refused me, refused my message of love shall hate each other, shall kill one another, shall be destroyed. “I saw the angel raise the sickle and come down on all of the Middle East Countries.  In few seconds I saw the whole of Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and all of the Asia Minor full of blood.  I saw blood all over these countries. I saw fire, Nuclear weapons used in many of those countries. Smoke rising everywhere. Sudden destruction and men will destroy one another. I heard. “Israel, oh Israel, the great judgement has come.”

The angel said. “The chosen, the church, the remnant shall be purified. The Spirit of God shall prepare the children of God.” I saw fires and smoke rising to heaven. The angel said. “This is the final judgement. My Church will be purified, protected and ready for the final day.

Man will die from thirst. Water shall be scarce all over the Middle East Rivers shall dry. Man will fight for water in the Middle East countries.I saw the United Nations   shall be broken to pieces because of the crisis in the Middle East. There shall be no more United Nations.

The angel with the sickle shall reap the harvest. 

The THIRD ANGEL said

In the presence of almighty God and what the angels were talking to me I was shivering, trembling, I wanted to cry, but was not able to. I was so much lost to see what was happening. I really was fascinated. I couldn’t have the courage to ask the third angel, who had wings, to open his wings.

Suddenly this third angel opened his wings, I saw him fly over my room and in the spirit showed me the whole of Europe. I saw Europe from one end to the other. All the way from North down to Spain and Portugal. He had a scale in his hand – a scale of measurement.

Whatever the meaning, the Lord will give it to us. I heard clearly the angel say,
I am grieved. I am grieved. I see unrighteousness, uncleanness, ungodliness all over Europe. Sin has risen to heaven. The Holy Spirit is grieved.” I saw rivers of Europe   flooding, covering millions of houses. Millions drowned. Suddenly I heard Earthquakes all over Europe. Countries that had no earthquakes before shall be shaken. Suddenly I saw the Eiffel Tower   in Paris crumbling, falling down. Great part of Germany destroyed. Great city of London, destruction everywhere. I saw floods all over Scandinavia. I looked to the south of Europe. I saw Spain and Portugal passing through great hunger and great disasters. Many will die from hunger.

I cried and said, “Lord what about your children?” The angel said, 
I shall prepare them. They will be looking for the appearing of the Lord. Many will cry to me those days and I will save them. I shall perform mighty miracles for them and show them my power.” 

The FOURTH ANGEL said

Then I saw he fourth angel fly all over Africa from Cairo to Cape Town. The angel of Africa had a sword in his hand. I heard him say, Innocent blood has been shed. Divisions amongst the people. Generation far from the Lord. Thousands of people have killed each other. I’ve seen my faithful children in Africa. I shall reward all the faithful. I shall bless them abundantly. I shall control the weather such scorching, burning sun. other parts flooding. Foundations shall be shaken, rivers shall dry, millions will die from starvation. My sword shall judge the unrighteous and the bloodthirsty. So many earthquakes shall happen. Rivers will flow in different directions. Flooding many villages.” God’s judgement shall do it. I saw great pieces from the stars falling from the sky upon Africa. The trembling of the earth shall be tremendous. Never happened since the creation. None shall escape the sword of the Lord.

I saw the Nile River drying, fishes dead, stinking all over Egypt.

Great part of the middle of Africa shall be covered with water, millions drowned.

“Lord,” I said, “It is all bad news, all destruction. Any good news?” The Lord said, The final day has come. Judgment days are here. My love has been refused, now my anger has come.

I trembled, I was shaking, I thought I can’t bear it any more. 

FIFTH ANGEL said

Then I saw the last angel flew over America, north and south, from the North Pole to the South Pole. From Canada all the way to Argentina; from the east of the U.S.ANew York, till the West, California.

I saw in his hand a big bowl, a deep cup full of judgement. The angel said he would pour from this bowl upon the North and South America.

The angel said, “No Justice any more, no righteousness, no holiness, but idolatry, materialism, drunkenness, bondage of sin, killing innocent blood, families broken, adulterous generation. Sodom and Gomorra is here. The days of Noah are here. False Preachers, False Prophets, refusing of my love, imitation of religion, having the form of Godliness but denying the power.”

I begged the angel, “Can you not wait for a little while. Don’t pour it. Give a chance for repentance. “ The angel said, “Many times God has spared and has spoken, but they have not listened. His patience has come to an end. Now the time has come. They have loved money and pleasure more than me.”

As the angel began to pour from the bowl, I saw the great icy mountains melt in the north. Flooding came all over Canada and North America. All the rivers flooded, destruction everywhere. The world market collapsing with mighty earthquakes in New York. Skyscrapers tumbling, millions dying, ships in the ocean sinking, explosions I heard from all over the north of the country, millions dying.

The angel was pouring judgement on Mexico and all of Central America. Flooding of the countries, two oceans joining together, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Great part of North Brazil covered in water, the Amazon River turning to a great sea, forests destroyed and flooded, major cities in Brazil destroyed, earthquakes in many places.

As the angel poured judgement all the way to the South, to Chile and Argentina, great destruction took place, like never before.

The whole world was shaking. “In a short time.” I heard the angel say, “this is going to happen.”

Then I saw the five angels surrounding the globe, the world, lifting their wings and their hands towards heaven and saying,

“All glory to the Lord of Heaven and the Earth. Now the time has come and He will glorify His son. The earth shall be burnt and destroyed. All things shall pass away. The new earth shall come. God shall destroy the works of the devil forever. New heaven and new earth shall come. I will show my power, how I will protect my children in the midst of all these destruction’s. Be ready for the day of the Lord has come.”

Samuel Doctorian

My room was full of light from the brightness of the angels. Then suddenly they ascended up to heaven. As I looked up I saw the angels go in five different directions.

I knew they had already started their duties.

For more than an hour I could not move. I was wide awake. I was not sleeping, I was trembling from time to time. Then I said, “Lord, shall I leave Patmos now?”

No,” said the Lord, “I have brought you for a purpose.“I’m in your hands Lord.”

I said, “Let thy will be done. Lord, the messages from the angels all over the world is not good news. It is judgment, punishment, destruction, and devastation. What would people say about me?” I have always been a preacher of love, peace and good news.”

The angel said, It is our message. You are the instrument, the channel. What a privilege God has chosen you, to use you to give His message.

Then I answered, “Thy will be done.”

Still I lay there motionless. I was lost in thoughts. I did not know what to do. I was in the presence of such holiness of God. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. There’s no way to weep. I could not laugh, impossible. I was just committed to the mighty will of God.

For three days I did not leave the house. I was praying, fasting, and seeking the mind of God in order to write everything down in the Sp
irit After much meditation, I was able to write all that God’s Spirit brought to my remembrance.

Undoubtedly this was a highlight in my life. To God be the Glory. Amen.

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Who’s telling Us about 2016 WF9

Near Earth Object/ Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE)1)Mainzer et al. 2011 ApJ 731, 53.
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer” (WISE)

Apollo asteroid  / Comet:

Designation: 2016 WF92)http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/wise/ (details: wikipedia.org) visible FEB 25, 2017

Discovered: 2016-11-17

H (mag): 20.1

MOID (au): 0.015

q (au): 0.98

Q (au): 4.76

Period: 4.87

i (deg): 15

PHA: Y

Orbit Class: Apollo


Hyperbolic Comet:3)http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/29742/parabolic-or-hyperbolic

Designation: C/2016 U1 (details: theskylive.comvisible Jan 14, 2017

Discovered:

H (mag): n/a

MOID (au): 0.589

q (au): 0.32

Q (au): n/a

Period: n/a

i (deg): 46.43

PHA: n/a

Orbit Class: Hyperbolic Comet



click on image to enlarge? Image source: aerith.net4)http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2016U1/pictures.html

About NEO & WISE

NEO (Near Earth Object)

WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)5)http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/wise/

 NEOWISE “Near Earth Object/ Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer”6)Mainzer et al. 2011 ApJ 731, 53.

Background:

WISE Spacecraft Activation 2009 – WISE Spacecraft Hibernation 2011:

The NEOWISE project is the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. Funded by NASA’s Planetary Science Division, NEOWISE harvests measurements of asteroids and comets from the WISE images and provides a rich archive for searching WISE data for solar system objects.

WISE was launched in December 2009, and surveyed the full sky in four infrared wavelength bands (3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 μm) until the frozen hydrogen cooling the telescope was depleted in September 2010. The survey continued as NEOWISE for an additional four months using the two shortest wavelength detectors. The spacecraft was placed into hibernation in February 2011, after completing its search of the inner solar system.

During its primary mission, NEOWISE delivered infrared detections of more than 158,000 minor planets to the scientific community, including more than 34,000 new discoveries. NEOWISE data have been used to set limits on the numbers, orbits, sizes, and probable compositions of asteroids throughout our solar system, and enabled the discovery of the first known Earth Trojan asteroid.

WISE Spacecraft Aestivation 2013

NEOWISE has been brought out of hibernation to learn more about the population of near-Earth objects and comets that could pose an impact hazard to the Earth. During its planned three-year survey in the 3.4 and 4.6 μm infrared bands, NEOWISE will rapidly characterize near-Earth objects (NEOs) and obtain accurate measurements of their diameters and albedos (how much light an object reflects). NEOWISE is equally sensitive to both light-colored asteroids and the optically dark objects that are difficult for ground-based observers to discover and characterize.

NEOWISE observations resumed in December 2013. Just six days after the survey start, NEOWISE discovered its first potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid, 2013 YP139.

The characteristics of and initial performance of the NEOWISE Reactivation mission are described in Mainzer et al. 2014, ApJ, 792, 30.

The Single-exposure image and extracted source information from the first and second years of NEOWISE observations were released on March 26, 2015 and March 23, 2016, respectively. Diameters and albedos for asteroids detected by NEOWISE during the first two years have been published by Nugent et al. 2015 and Nugent et al. 2016.

WISE Spacecraft Current Status

As of mid-December 2016, NEOWISE has completed its sixth coverage of the entire sky since the start of the Reactivation mission. Over 562,000 infrared measurements have been made of 24,024 different solar system objects, including 613 NEOs and 110 comets.

The NEOWISE project is currently reprocessing all primary mission data to extend the search for asteroids and comets to fainter limits, and to take advantage of the improved photometric and astrometric calibrations available. We expect that this will result in delivery of many more detections of minor planets at infrared wavelengths.

The team is also chartered to search for evidence of cometary activity as well as to generate a final catalog of asteroid and comet physical properties for all known minor planets that can be identified in the NEOWISE data. This catalog will be delivered to NASA’s Planetary Data System.

Scientists do know is that 2016 WF9 is relatively large:

Roughly 0.3 to 0.6 mile (0.5 to 1 kilometer) across.

It is also rather dark, reflecting only a few percent of the light that falls on its surface. This body resembles a comet in its reflectivity and orbit, but appears to lack the characteristic dust and gas cloud that defines a comet.

“2016 WF9 could have cometary origins,”

“This object illustrates that the boundary between asteroids and comets is a blurry one; perhaps over time this object has lost the majority of the volatiles that linger on or just under its surface.”

said Deputy Principal Investigator James 'Gerbs' Bauer at JPL.

Related Articles:

Headline: 2017 is already enchanting for sky viewers for C/2016 U1 NEOWISE comet and more

Organization: THE NEWS RECORDER7)ONLINE BLOG

Date: 2017, January, 2.

Reported By:  Tarun Singh

Article Link: www.thenewsrecorder.com

Headline: NASA’s NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two

Organization: JPL NASA USA

Date: 2016, December, 29.

Reported By: Not Stated

Article Link: www.jpl.nasa.gov


Headline: LOOK OUT NASA detects gigantic comet approaching Earth and it’s so huge you’ll be able to see it from Britain

Organization: THE SUN UK

Date: 2017, January, 3.

Reported By: Margi Murphy

Article Link: www.thesun.co.uk

Headline: HURRY! Rare comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE will be visible from earth till 14 January

Organization: (IBT) International Business Times Singapore Edition

Date: 2017, January 3.

Reported By: Bihu Ray

Article Link: www.ibtimes.sg


Headline: NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth could be an asteroid or a comet

Organization: MIRROR UK

Date: 4 JAN 2017

Reported By: Libby Plummer

Article Link: www.mirror.co.uk

Headline: NASA detects TWO space rocks heading towards Earth – but it still can’t work out whether one is an asteroid or a comet

Organization: DAILY MAIL UK

Date: 2017, January, 4.

Reported By: Abigail Beall for Mailonline

Article Link: www.dailymail.co.uk

References   [ + ]

1, 6. Mainzer et al. 2011 ApJ 731, 53.
2. http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/wise/
3. http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/29742/parabolic-or-hyperbolic
4. http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2016U1/pictures.html
5. http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/wise/
7. ONLINE BLOG

Signs of the Times 2016

Waiting For a Sign This is it feature

What about earthquakes, global crime, and the many strange activities presently occurring in space? How do these signs suggest that Christ’s return is at hand?

Jack van Impe
Earthquakes

When they read Matthew 24:7 KJV, Mark 13:8 KJV, or Luke 21:11 KJV, some men foolishly observe, “We’ve always had earthquakes. How can this be a sign?” The Lord made this prediction around A.D. 30. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, from 1890 to 1930 there were only 8 quakes measuring 6.0 or larger. From 1930 to 1960, there were only 18. From 1960 to 1979, however; there were 64 “killer” quakes. And from 1980 to the present, there have been more than 200. Think of it! More than 200 major quakes in less than three decades-an earth-rattling reminder that the Rapture is near.

Crimes against Humanity

Christ went on to say in His pronouncement of signs, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12 KJV). What a portrait of modern-day America and the world! The U.S. Justice Department reports that about 30 percent or more of the nation’s households are victimized by serious crime every year. The U.S. attorney general says that on average one of every sixteen American families is brutalized by violent crimes such as murder, rape, and aggravated assault. The FBI index also paints a grim picture, giving us the unsettling information that a murder occurs every twenty-four minutes, a forcible rape each seven minutes, a robbery every sixty-eight seconds, and an aggravated assault each fifty-one seconds. The total figures show that a violent crime is committed every twenty-seven seconds, a property crime every three seconds. Judge for yourself: Are things getting better or worse? The answer is obvious.

Signs in Space

Matthew 24:27-31 KJV tells us: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

I quote from these scriptures in Matthew because many believers are confused by this scenario. It is important to note that the reference here is to the Revelation-the revealing of Christ to the entire world as He returns to earth as King of kings-not the Rapture. The elect mentioned in this text are the elect Israelites of Romans 11:28 KJV. He gathers them together “from the four winds.” Gentile believers are not listed with the twelve tribes who mourn as Christ returns. Again, these are Jewish signs pointing to Christ’s coming as King of kings and LORD of lords. The people of the Tribulation Hour will know when the momentous event is near because Matthew 24:29 KJV pinpoints the time: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” The space signs are for the close of the Tribulation Hour. There is no way that they could point to the pretribulation Rapture, for we Christians will be gone when the dreadful bombardment of earth, probably with meteorites from space, occurs.

Luke adds to this account, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26 KJV). These signs point to the close of the Tribulation Hour because they signal the return of the King to earth. Verse 27 adds, “Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” This describes the coming of Christ to set up His glorious millennial reign (Revelation 20:4 KJV).

Space signs, which are to take place at the conclusion of the Tribulation Hour or almost seven years after the believers’ departure via the Rapture, are already showing partial fulfillment. Such feats as humans walking, driving, and planting a flag on the moon make us realize these signs are only for twentieth-century citizens-for you and me. If a person had made such a prediction at the turn of the century, he would have become a candidate for a mental hospital. Space activity has become so commonplace today that no one even talks about the first step Neil Armstrong took on the moon in 1969.

“We have always had signs,”
“Nothing has changed. It’s the same as it was in Grandma’s day.”

 

some skeptics say.

My response to that ostrich stance is simply to get your head out of the sand and fix your eyes on the heavens. The Space Age is with us, and Christ’s prophecies are occurring with such rapidity that only a hardened heart could doubt it. Each new venture will incorporate additional methods of placing the potentials of space on earth. Christ’s astounding prophetic statements about space are beginning to fill the skies. Some scientists and space writers are raising the possibility that the next large-scale war could be fought entirely in space. This possibility means that Satan and his demonic hosts could use the world’s inventions for the war of wars described in Revelation 12:7-9 KJV: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The Signs and Space Phenomena

I believe the rash of reports about UFOs are connected with the spirit world. The question “Is there life on other planets?” is unimportant. There is life in the heavens, for they are full of live, demonic spirits. This could easily explain the thousands of saucer sightings in recent years. Ezekiel 1 and 2 Kings 2:11 KJV talk about angels and chariots of fire. Whoever controls them is incidental. What is important is that these strange signs in space are prophesied for the latter days. Those days are now upon us and should make us realize the coming of the Savior is near.

Do Old Testament signs primarily speak of Christ’s return to earth?

What about the signs in the Epistles?

I am asked this question repeatedly. While the Old Testament and four Gospels are filled with scores of references to Christ’s return or the Revelation, the Epistles also contain a rich storehouse of scripture that speaks about Christ’s return to earth. Look at the description in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV:
 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Let’s look at several of the signs-as recorded in the Epistles-concerning the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to earth.

Selfishness

“Men shall be lovers of their own selves.”

2 Timothy 3:2 KJV

What a picture of the hour in which we live. You do not need to watch CNN for more than a few minutes to understand that people are living a life dedicated to self. Moreover, it is not only unbelievers who live such lives. When church members are so busy satisfying their flesh with the world’s goodies and pleasures that they have no time to pray or witness to lost souls-that is the height of selfishness. You will remember the Bible passage about the scribe who came to Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 KJV and said, “Master, which is the great commandment… ? Jesus said unto him. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

How different are we today, really? We, too, are lovers of our own selves. A person might expect this attitude in the ungodly world of pagans, but how sad when it occurs among those who are supposedly of the family of God. As selfishness accelerates and becomes the central theme at the beginning of a new century, you can be sure it is a sign that the end of the age is near.

The Love of Money

In the first century, Peter could say, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee; In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6 KJV). Churches today have incredible wealth. We build huge buildings and enjoy elaborate campuses. Much of this is good. However it is also a problem for many ministries, because the tail is wagging the dog. Furthermore, money does not have the power to perform miracles. As we approach the return of Christ, we need to recognize that we are living in the Laodicean age. Revelation 3:15-16 KJV declares, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God is saying, “You lukewarm parishioners make Me sick!” Why? “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (v. 17).

In our churches, many regard themselves as “upper crust.” They have money, power, and influence. Many of these Christian elite personalities feel they are too important to help others or to carry out acts of kindness in the Savior’s name-no time for anything except to earn a few more dollars. God declares, “The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10 KJV).

Pride

God says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10 KJV). Satan fell because of pride. Moreover millions more have followed in his wake. Imagine the gall Satan must have had to say, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:13-14 KJV).

Satan has infiltrated the hearts of millions of Christians. A man with tears in his eyes once came to me and said, “I was trying to win a young lady to Christ. She was poor and needy. Her parents are alcoholics. She was so destitute that all she had to wear was an old tattered dress. I took her to our church-a Bible-believing fellowship. When she and I walked down the aisle to our seats, I overheard a few snooty people behind me say, “Why do they bring that kind of trash to our church!'” That kind of story breaks my heart, and I hope it breaks yours. However, if you feel your pedigree is better or more important than others, then I pray that God will speak to you and show you that you are one of the signs that Jesus Christ is coming again. Our Savior said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29 KJV).

A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM DR. JACK VAN IMPE

How do these signs suggest that Christ’s return is at hand?

Waiting For a Sign This is it feature

What about earthquakes, global crime, and the many strange activities presently occurring in space? How do these signs suggest that Christ’s return is at hand?

Earthquakes

When they read Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, or Luke 21:11, some men foolishly observe, “We’ve always had earthquakes. How can this be a sign?” The Lord made this prediction around A.D. 30. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, from 1890 to 1930 there were only 8 quakes measuring 6.0 or larger. From 1930 to 1960, there were only 18. From 1960 to 1979, however; there were 64 “killer” quakes. And from 1980 to the present, there have been more than 200. Think of it! More than 200 major quakes in less than three decades-an earth-rattling reminder that the Rapture is near.

Crimes against Humanity

Christ went on to say in His pronouncement of signs, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12). What a portrait of modern-day America and the world! The U.S. Justice Department reports that about 30 percent or more of the nation’s households are victimized by serious crime every year. The U.S. attorney general says that on average one of every sixteen American families is brutalized by violent crimes such as murder, rape, and aggravated assault. The FBI index also paints a grim picture, giving us the unsettling information that a murder occurs every twenty-four minutes, a forcible rape each seven minutes, a robbery every sixty-eight seconds, and an aggravated assault each fifty-one seconds. The total figures show that a violent crime is committed every twenty-seven seconds, a property crime every three seconds. Judge for yourself: Are things getting better or worse? The answer is obvious.

Signs in Space

Matthew 24:27-31 tells us: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

I quote from these scriptures in Matthew because many believers are confused by this scenario. It is important to note that the reference here is to the Revelation-the revealing of Christ to the entire world as He returns to earth as King of kings-not the Rapture. The elect mentioned in this text are the elect Israelites of Romans 11:28. He gathers them together “from the four winds.” Gentile believers are not listed with the twelve tribes who mourn as Christ returns. Again, these are Jewish signs pointing to Christ’s coming as King of kings and LORD of lords. The people of the Tribulation Hour will know when the momentous event is near because Matthew 24:29 pinpoints the time: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” The space signs are for the close of the Tribulation Hour. There is no way that they could point to the pretribulation Rapture, for we Christians will be gone when the dreadful bombardment of earth, probably with meteorites from space, occurs.

Luke adds to this account, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26). These signs point to the close of the Tribulation Hour because they signal the return of the King to earth. Verse 27 adds, “Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” This describes the coming of Christ to set up His glorious millennial reign (Revelation 20:4).

Space signs, which are to take place at the conclusion of the Tribulation Hour or almost seven years after the believers’ departure via the Rapture, are already showing partial fulfillment. Such feats as humans walking, driving, and planting a flag on the moon make us realize these signs are only for twentieth-century citizens-for you and me. If a person had made such a prediction at the turn of the century, he would have become a candidate for a mental hospital. Space activity has become so commonplace today that no one even talks about the first step Neil Armstrong took on the moon in 1969.

“We have always had signs,”

“Nothing has changed. It’s the same as it was in Grandma’s day.”

some skeptics say.

get your head out of the sand and fix your eyes on the heavens.

My response to that ostrich stance is simply to

The Space Age is with us, and Christ’s prophecies are occurring with such rapidity that only a hardened heart could doubt it. Each new venture will incorporate additional methods of placing the potentials of space on earth. Christ’s astounding prophetic statements about space are beginning to fill the skies. Some scientists and space writers are raising the possibility that the next large-scale war could be fought entirely in space. This possibility means that Satan and his demonic hosts could use the world’s inventions for the war of wars described in Revelation 12:7-9: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The Signs and Space Phenomena

I believe the rash of reports about UFOs are connected with the spirit world. The question “Is there life on other planets?” is unimportant. There is life in the heavens, for they are full of live, demonic spirits. This could easily explain the thousands of saucer sightings in recent years. Ezekiel 1 and 2 Kings 2:11 talk about angels and chariots of fire. Whoever controls them is incidental. What is important is that these strange signs in space are prophesied for the latter days. Those days are now upon us and should make us realize the coming of the Savior is near.

Do Old Testament signs primarily speak of Christ’s return to earth? 
What about the signs in the Epistles?

I am asked this question repeatedly. While the Old Testament and four Gospels are filled with scores of references to Christ’s return or the Revelation, the Epistles also contain a rich storehouse of scripture that speaks about Christ’s return to earth. Look at the description in 2 Timothy 3:1-5: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Let’s look at several of the signs-as recorded in the Epistles-concerning the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to earth.

Selfishness

“Men shall be lovers of their own selves.” What a picture of the hour in which we live. You do not need to watch CNN for more than a few minutes to understand that people are living a life dedicated to self. Moreover, it is not only unbelievers who live such lives. When church members are so busy satisfying their flesh with the world’s goodies and pleasures that they have no time to pray or witness to lost souls-that is the height of selfishness. You will remember the Bible passage about the scribe who came to Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 and said, “Master, which is the great commandment… ? Jesus said unto him. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

How different are we today, really? We, too, are lovers of our own selves. A person might expect this attitude in the ungodly world of pagans, but how sad when it occurs among those who are supposedly of the family of God. As selfishness accelerates and becomes the central theme at the beginning of a new century, you can be sure it is a sign that the end of the age is near.

The Love of Money

In the first century, Peter could say, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee; In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). Churches today have incredible wealth. We build huge buildings and enjoy elaborate campuses. Much of this is good. However it is also a problem for many ministries, because the tail is wagging the dog. Furthermore, money does not have the power to perform miracles. As we approach the return of Christ, we need to recognize that we are living in the Laodicean age. Revelation 3:15-16 declares, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God is saying, “You lukewarm parishioners make Me sick!” Why? “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (v. 17).

In our churches, many regard themselves as “upper crust.” They have money, power, and influence. Many of these Christian elite personalities feel they are too important to help others or to carry out acts of kindness in the Savior’s name-no time for anything except to earn a few more dollars. God declares, “The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10).

Pride

God says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10). Satan fell because of pride. Moreover millions more have followed in his wake. Imagine the gall Satan must have had to say, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:13-14).

Satan has infiltrated the hearts of millions of Christians. A man with tears in his eyes once came to me and said, “I was trying to win a young lady to Christ. She was poor and needy. Her parents are alcoholics. She was so destitute that all she had to wear was an old tattered dress. I took her to our church-a Bible-believing fellowship. When she and I walked down the aisle to our seats, I overheard a few snooty people behind me say, “Why do they bring that kind of trash to our church!'” That kind of story breaks my heart, and I hope it breaks yours. However, if you feel your pedigree is better or more important than others, then I pray that God will speak to you and show you that you are one of the signs that Jesus Christ is coming again. Our Savior said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).

A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM DR. JACK VAN IMPE