End Times, Magog Invasion & The Tribulation

End Times, Magog Invasion & The Tribulation

Natural Disasters, Politics & the Human Heart

 

Across the globe, natural disasters are increasing at an unprecedented rate, both in intensity and frequency. For anyone familiar with the Bible, this is not surprising at all, actually, it’s expected. These weather forecasts were written down for us thousands of years ago and include a timetable so we know when and what to look for and what the signs are for.

Are we living in the end times, is this the great tribulation? No. Not yet. As horrific as each of these natural disasters are, what’s to come is far greater. Are we witnessing the end of the world? Not even close. Even the devastation of the tribulation (which lasts for 7 years), will not be the end of the world. There will be a new world and a New Jerusalem only after the 1,000-year reign of Christ on Earth.

Politics across the globe have ignited hatred, division, and wars against friends, families, and countries. The human heart is hard, closed and steadfast against God and those who love Him. While screaming “tolerance”, “unity” and “love” they become angry, hostile and violent toward those who actually stand for what they claim, true, unconditional love. True love is shown through open arms (not marches, signs or yelling derogatory comments). True love is unconditional and includes everyone, especially those who adamantly disagree with you. There is no political solution to a spiritual problem.

When you remove God from your school, your life and your heart someone else takes His place. His name is Satan. We can blame global warming, HAARP (for messing with the weather), CERN (for opening satanic gateways), or a medley of others to justify the state of the world (which they are probably influencing), yet at the core, it’s the state of the human heart, a hardening toward God (and a turning toward Satan and his deceptions), that has set in motion these horrific events and their inevitable consequences.

A Loving God Gives You A Choice

Like a loving father to a rebellious child, God has waited patiently, lovingly, longing for you to know Him. He’s sent messengers to you to tell you, guild you show you He’s here, with arms open, loving you even while you rebel against Him. He loves you enough to give you free will, to decide for yourself, and it breaks His heart to see you not only choose the path of Satan but to give God the finger every chance you get. This is not God’s doing but a result of personal choice; choosing to live without God in your life.

To Love God Or Not To Love Him – You Get What You Choose

The natural disasters, the political unrest and so much more, are all warning signs (given to you in God’s word, The Bible) as fulfilled prophecy, a sign of even more events to come, and chance after chance for you to accept God as your savior before it’s too late. What will it take for you to see that God is real? Thousands of fulfilled prophecies? Signs in the stars? Earthquakes? Tribulation? People to share with you, offering to help you along your journey? You have all these things and so much more.

My heart is so full of love for you. I pray from the deepest part of my soul, that you will accept Jesus as your personal savior and begin your beautiful journey together, from now through eternity in Heaven.

Can We Know?

Absolutely! God is not in the habit of completely blindsiding us with a surprise event, especially one as important as His coming. The Old Testament tells of numerous prophecies that lead up to Christ’s birth, including the time, location and reason for His coming. It’s not surprising that the Old and New Testament work together to do the same thing for us, regarding His second coming and the events that will occur leading up to His return.

“None of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.” – Daniel 12:10

“We do not want you to be uninformed… so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope” – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

“Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7

“If you do not wake up (or watch), I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you”. – Revelation 3: 3

God tells us (in Daniel 9) that we are to know and discern, that from Daniel’s time to Jesus’ birth, there will be 483 years (70 “weeks” = 7×70 minus 7 years). God uses this (among hundreds of other prophecies) to let us know when and where He is coming. This is God’s pattern of not wanting us to be surprised, but to be ready.

“… the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night… But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief… so let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10

“Looking for that blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ” – Titus: 2:13

While we don’t know the exact hour or day or the week, we can know very closely, as we watch God’s timetable unfold. We are told to study God’s word and be ready at any moment.

Join Me as I Study The Biblical End Times!

Join me as I study the Biblical end times!  What does the Bible say about future events?  Let’s explore these questions and discover the answers together!

Here’s my plan so far…

  • Ezekiel 1-40 
    • September 2017 – January 2018
    • With a focus on chapters 37-39, Re-gathering of Jews to Israel & Magog Invasion
  •  Exodus 25-31   
    • October 2017 – November 2017
    • With a focus on chapters 25-31, Sacred Temple Vessels 
  • Genesis 1-10
    • December 2017 – January 2018
    • With a focus on chapters 1 & 10, Nephilim, Giants, Noah’s lineage & Table of Nations
  • Psalm 83
    • January 2018     
    • With a focus on nations and people of this war

    1 Kings 1-8

    • January 2018     
    • With a focus on chapters 5 -8, Solomon’s Temple
  • Daniel 1-12
    • January 2018 (Daniel 1-6) – February 2018 to present (Daniel 7-12)  
    • With a focus on chapters 2, 5, and 7-12.  
  • Revelation 1-22
    • Coming soon.
    • With a focus on End Times, Antichrist & Tribulation.

The following are my personal opinions, formed over four decades of Biblical study, to the best of my current abilities.  I pray it’s Biblically truthful, useful and helpful. As always, I encourage you to do your own research and read the Bible for yourself.

Rightly Dividing The Word

How Should We Interpret The Bible?

Thankfully God does that for us! God’s word becomes clear as we study the Bible. Reading scripture in context, and comparing scripture with scripture, the Bible translates itself. For example, if you find the book of Revelation confusing, it’s probably because you haven’t spent a lot of time understanding the Old Testament (where much of this is explained or sheds understanding on End Time prophecy).

The Bible translates itself, sometimes even within the same book or even the same chapter, yet there are many (who do not keep the complete Bible in context) who want to guess or debate about prophecy, where even the Bible tells us directly its true translation.

There are three main reasons why confusion and misunderstandings arise when understanding the Bible; taking scripture out of context, not taking scripture literal enough or not understanding who God is addressing in every passage.

Full Context

The Bible is comprised of 66 smaller books yet it is a complete, singular book and uses its entirety together to bless us with understanding. The Bible was written by 40 authors over a period of 2,000 years, yet every word of it is intentionally and specifically placed by the Bible’s, ultimately singular author, the Holy Spirit, creating perfect unity and purpose from cover to cover.

Literal

It is often a slippery slope of misunderstanding when we don’t take the Bible literally. Words have meaning and each word in the Bible (at least in the original text, before translations to other languages) contains purpose. Every prophecy about Jesus Christ was fulfilled literally; down to each specific day, person, description, location, and detail, exactly as predicted. There are no non-literal fulfillments of messianic prophecy. This is also how End Time events are coming to pass as well, literally. As we look toward future events we should treat them with the same expectation, the prophecies will be fulfilled literally and perfectly, down to every last detail.

If a literal interpretation is not used when studying the Bible, this leaves us with no objective standard with which to understand God’s word. A non-literal interpretation opens the door to every person interpreting the Bible as they see fit, feel or decide for themselves. This leaves us basing “truth” on the whims of feelings or human opinion that is constantly flawed and changing. Sadly, many people, preachers, and churches choose to interpret God’s word this way and leads to “what does this passage say to you?” dangerously flawed and imperfect theology. Thankfully, God’s word is never changing and therefore can only be truthfully interpreted as God intended it, literally.

Dispensational

(to understand who God is addressing)

There are three distinct groups of people that God deals with in the Bible, the Jews (God’s chosen people), the Gentiles (non-Jews), and the Church (believers). What God has planned for one group can often vary greatly from his plans for another group. For example is we selfishly assume that everything is about us, we may think there are contradictions in scripture, yet when we understand that God is addressing two different groups of people, with very different outcomes, all things come together perfectly. To rightly understand God’s word we must know who God is addressing. Thankfully, the Bible tells us which group is being addressed. We must pay attention to who God is speaking with to avoid misunderstandings.

God's Prophetic Timeline

As we examine upcoming events, we must remember not to be distracted by the details; it’s far more important to focus on the core truth… that Jesus is returning and we must be prepared, by knowing Him as our personal savior. That said, if the details of events, people, and places, helps you to draw near to God, I deeply encourage your excitement and education as you study the Biblical End Times.

God’s Prophetic Timeline is the order of events that will take place.

Biblical end times timeline. You are here.  Are you ready for this?

  • Re-gathering of Jews to Israel
  • Preparing, Creating & Gathering the Sacred Vessels for Temple worship
  • Temple Plans & Blueprints are Created & New Location (City of David) Discussed
  • Preparing a Priest for Temple Worship – from the bloodline of Aaron (Moses’ brother)
  • Magog Invasion – War (probably nuclear war) against Israel
  • Rebuilding of The Third Temple in Jerusalem
  • Rapture – Removal to Heaven of those who know God as their personal savior, those who believe Jesus is the son of God and that He died as payment for our sins and rose again.
  • Seven Year Peace Agreement with Israel.
  • Seven Years of Tribulation
    • First Half = 3 ½ years of Tribulation
      • At the Midpoint, the Antichrist declares himself to be god while sitting in the Temple
    • Second Half = 3 ½ years of Great Tribulation
  • Battle of Armageddon
  • The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
  • 1,000 Years of Christ on Earth

Regathering Of Jews To Israel

The Jews are God’s chosen people, Israel is their nation, and the land of Israel was created for them and promised to them by God. Throughout the Bible God tells the Israelites, in no uncertain terms, “I will bring you into the land of Israel” (Ezekiel 37:12). This is not a political or religious debate. If God said it, it will be fulfilled.

In Ezekiel 37 we read a very powerful prophecy, describing the resurrection of the nation of Israel; this is demonstrated by an entire valley of dry bones coming together, standing up and forming millions of bodies, including their muscle and flesh returning. While some want to interpret this as Christians or the Body of Christ reinvigorated, Ezekiel tells us specifically that this speaks directly about the Nation of Israel, being re-gathered into their Land.

Numerous times throughout the Bible we’re told that the nation of Israel will be scattered to the ends of the earth, throughout all nations (and we’ve certainly witnessed this in history) and one day, the Jews will be re-gathered to their land in Israel. And how exciting to witness this amazing and powerful prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes today!

For nearly 2,000 years there has been almost no Jews in Jerusalem, as it’s been under the control of their enemies. But by 1880 around 25,000 Jews returned to their land in Israel. By 1914 there were 90,000 Jews there. In only nine years, (by 1923) that number had doubled to 180,000. Only eight years later, the number had more than doubled again, with more than 300,000 Jews living in their land. Seven years later, there were more than 430,000 and by 1945 there were 500,000.

On May 14, 1948, Israel became a nation again, just as God had promised. This began an enormous return, beginning with 25,000 Jews who had survived the Nazi concentration camps, followed quickly by more than 204,000 Jews within the first seven months of the new nation, with a total of more than 650,000 Jews by the end of that first year. Within four more years, the Jews had grown to nearly 700,000. By 1965 there were 2.2 million Jews living in Israel, 3 million by 1970, 4 million by 1990. And by 2015 there were more than 6.6 million Jews living in Israel, making up 74% of the population of Israel (8.4 million).

What an exciting time, to witness prophecy being fulfilled in our lifetime, as God gathers His people, by the millions, into their promised land of Israel! Praise the Lord, as we are one step closer to Jesus’ return!

 

136AD  Almost no Jews in Israel

1880     25,000 Jews living in Israel

1914     90,000 Jews living in Israel

1923     180,000 Jews living in Israel

1931     300,000 Jews living in Israel

1938     430,000 Jews living in Israel

1945     500,000 Jews living in Israel

1948     650,000 Jews living in Israel

1952     700,000 Jews living in Israel

1965     2.2 Million Jews living in Israel

1970     3 Million Jews living in Israel

1990     4 Million Jews living in Israel

2015     6.6 Million Jews living in Israel

As we approach the end times, God tells us, all eyes will be on Israel. And this is exactly what’s happening today.

The second part of Ezekiel 37 tells us that the dry bones don’t just come together, they come to life, through the Spirit. Gathering the Jews together, back into their promised land is only the physical part of this miracle; the second part will be a spiritual resurrection. The Spirit of God will wake their souls, they will repent of their sins (from turning their back on God). They will know with certainty that He is their God and they will follow Him with their whole heart. To date, I don’t believe we’ve witnessed this spiritual revival of the Jews yet. It’s possible this spiritual revival may take place during the Millennial Kingdom, (after the Tribulation).

Magog Invasion (Includes Noah's Family Tree)

The Magog Invasion is a war, described in great detail in the book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 & 39. Though written more than 2,500 years ago, the details seem to clearly describe a nuclear war, its aftermath and clean up. This event has not yet occurred, but as current events unfold, the Magog Invasion becomes closer and closer.

Who Are The Nations Listed In Ezekiel 38 & 39?

The term, Magog (and others) are used because the names of locations tend to change over the years, but the names of their ancestors do not. What better way to distinguish a specific group of people than to identify their ancestry? Magog (along with the other nations listed in Ezekiel) can be traced all the way back to the book of Genesis (chapter 10). They are the names of Noah’s sons and grandsons, who ended up spreading out and living in each of the territories listed in Ezekiel.

Magog & Gog:

  • Magog – is easily traced to current-day Russia. Russia will lead this battle and supply weapons to its allies who join forces with them.
  • Gog – These two chapters are a message from God to Gog. Gog is the current ruler (president) of Magog (Russia).

Magog’s Allies:

  • Elam – Persia, Iran, Medes. The leader of the group that follows Russia.
  • Cush – Ethiopia, Southern Africa
  • Put – Libya, Algeria, Arabia Africa, Morocco, Northern Africa
  • Gomer – Germany; Gomer/Cimmerians may also include: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey (Galatians), Czechoslovakia, France, Spain, Wales
  • Togarmah – Beth-Togarmah, Turkey, Turkestan, Armenia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan

Watching From The Sidelines:

  • Sheba – Saudi Arabia, NE Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia
  • Dedan – Southern Arabia
  • Tarshish – British Isles, England

While the names and borders of the nations have changed over the years, typically, most who study the history of these nations will arrive at very similar conclusions. Do your own research to find out for yourself.

Be Fruitful and Multiply

“And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” (Genesis 9:1).  As the only people on the Earth after The Flood, Noah’s three sons, and their wives, had many children.  As their extended families grew, they began to spread out throughout the land.  While some of the son’s territories overlap, overall we see a general direction for each of the sons and their extended families.  Noah’s son Shem (and his sons) began to populate toward the East, known as Asia.  Noah’s son Ham headed South and Southwest into the continent of Africa.  And Noah’s son Japheth headed Northwest into Europe.  Shem, Ham, and Japheth became the fathers of Asia, Africa and Europe (respectively).

Noah's Sons filling the earth

 

What Will Happen?

Now that we know who the nations are, let’s take a look at what will happen during the Magog Invasion.

  • Ezekiel 38:1-18    Russia and her allies attack Israel in an effort to steal goods.
  • Ezekiel 38:19        A great earthquake rocks Israel.
  • Ezekiel 39:3-5      Russia and her allies will be disarmed. Many of their troops will die in the fields and on the Mountains of Israel. The bodies will be eaten by birds and animals.
  • Ezekiel 39:6         God sends fire.
  • Ezekiel 39:9         Nuclear weapons will be fired.
  • Ezekiel 39:10       Miraculously, the tiny nation of Israel survives and ends up taking spoils from Russia and her allies (instead of the other way around).
  • Ezekiel 39:12-17   It takes seven months for the Israelites to bury the bodies of the Russians and her allies. Professionals (probably hazmat teams) tag body parts, transport them and bury them downwind, in a large burial site, East of the Dead Sea.
  • Ezekiel 39:21-25   God will restore the nation of Israel and they will know that He is God.

Overview:  Several large and powerful nations join forces to attack the tiny nation of Israel. This is probably a nuclear war, and yet through God’s supernatural protection, the tiny nation of Israel not only survives but WINS the war!  God’s desire is for all to recognize that this can only happen through His supernatural protection and for people everywhere to know that He is God.

Read it for yourself… see what you think!

Magog Invasion - Ezekiel 38 & 39

 

Is The Magog Invasion The Same War As Armageddon?

Some Bible scholars believe the Magog Invasion (described in Ezekiel 38 & 39) is the same war as Armageddon (described in Revelation); while others believe these are two different events. Personally, I believe these are two separate and distinctly different wars, and this is why…

Magog Invasion (Ezekiel)

Attacked by: specifically named nations

Goal: To take spoils and plunder

Clean up: detailed, 7+ years process

Armageddon (Revelation)

Attacked by: all nations

Goal: To kill Israel as a nation

No clean up: battle is interrupted by Christ’s return

 

Rebuilding The Sacred Vessels

There is a group called The Temple Institute who is actively acquiring and building each of the sacred vessels needed to perform ceremonies in the Third Temple. In the Bible, God gives very detailed instructions on the exact specifications of each piece to be used for His sanctuary. These details are recorded in the book of Exodus, chapters 25-40. To date, The Temple Institute has either acquired or re-created more than 70 objects necessary for ceremonial purposes, including the Holy Altar, the Ark of The Covenant, the Gold-Plated Shofar, The Silver Trumpets, The weaving of the Sacred Ephod (the garment for the High Priest – with the Remembrance Stones and breastplate), the Incense Altar, and so much more. They’ve also drawn up architectural plans for the construction of the Third Temple and they’re even raising the sacred red heifers needed for ceremonial purposes.

What an exciting time to be alive and see these things come into existence! I’m absolutely thrilled to witness the Old Testament literally come to life. The Old Testament is not an old story that has nothing to do with us, this is happening now, and it affects our future as well. We should all be watching intensely. I can’t help but get goosebumps as I read Exodus and study the photos of the actual sacred vessels online today. Absolutely amazing! Read it for yourself and check the website as new pieces are completed as we prepare for the Third Temple.

View The Sacred Vessels Exodus 25-31

Detailed blueprints for the…

Ark of the Covenant Exodus 25:10-22

Table of Showbread Exodus 25:32-30

The Golden Lampstand Exodus 25:31-40

Curtains of Linen Exodus 26:1-6

Curtains of Goat’s Hair Exodus 26:7-14

Boards and Sockets Exodus 26:15-30

The Veil and Screen Exodus 26:31-37

The Bronze Altar Exodus 27:1-8

Court of the Tabernacle Exodus 27:9-21

Garments of the Priests Exodus 28:1-43

The Altar of Incense Exodus 30:1-21

The Skilled Craftsmen Exodus 31:1-11

Then, just as today, the sacred vessels are made through the contributions of those whose hearts are moved, and feel led to give to the Lord.

Contributions Made Exodus 35:20-35

The Tabernacle Built Exodus 36-40

The Priestly Garments Made Exodus 39:1-34

The Glory of The Lord filled the Tabernacle Exodus 40:34-38

 

 

Rebuilding The Temple

For the first time in hundreds of years, there are serious preparations underway to build the Third Temple, prophesied in the Bible. The rebuilding of the Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem can happen at any time. God doesn’t specify when construction begins. But we do know that by the middle of the Great Tribulation (3 ½ years after the signing of the Peace Agreement), the Jews will be making sacrifices on the Temple Mount. Therefore, the Temple will be completed sometime before that. It’s possible the Temple may be built now, or it may begin construction immediately after the signing of the Peace Agreement. Either way, this is a key piece that must be fulfilled before Christ’s return.

There is a group called The Temple Institute who is actively working to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem.  It may surprise you that it’s not just the Jews funding and working toward building the Third Temple.  Jews, Christians, and even world leaders, members of the Illuminati, are working to see this come to completion in the near future.

The Old Testament is not an old story that has nothing to do with us, this is happening now.   No matter your religion or worldview, the events that are unfolding around Jerusalem will affect everyone.  We should all be watching intensely.

Where Will The Temple Be Built?

Most people believe the Third Temple must be built in the same location as the Dome of the Rock (one of Islam’s most sacred sites – it’s the rock on which Mohammed stood before he supposedly went to heaven). Thankfully, this isn’t the case. According to the Bible, the Temple probably never stood on that exact location, but a short distance to the South, in the city of David. Not only that, but the West Wall was never part of the second Temple either because as Jesus came out from the Temple He prophecied (in Matthew 24:1-2) that “not one stone here will be left upon another”. This occurred in 70AD by the Romans, where even the foundation stones were dug up and removed. (The West Wall is probably the remains of a Roman fort occupied by the Tenth Legion).

The City of David

There are many Bible verses that tell us the Temple was built in the City of David (which does not include the area where the Dome of the Rock stands). We know (in 2 Samuel 5:7) that the City of David is also known as Zion, “David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.” God tells us again (in Joel 3:17) about the location being Zion, “I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain” And we know that God refers to His holy mountain as His Temple, “Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar, for My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7).

Third Jewish Temple - In The City of David

The Gihon Spring

Throughout history, it’s been known that the Jewish priests ritually washed in the Gihon Spring before entering the Temple. If so, then why would they walk nearly a quarter mile (on a dusty road) to the Temple Mount? They wouldn’t. The temple must have been built next to the Gihon Spring. We know the temple was built on the threshing floor that David purchased, “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (the Temple)… at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.” We know the threshing floor was next to the Gihon Spring.

In 2 Chronicles 3:1 we gather even more detail, “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (the Temple) in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah… ” We know that Zion is situated on the southern slope of Mount Moriah, just above the Gihon Spring, before David captured it and renamed it the City of David.

Third Jewish Temple - In The City of David

 

Groundbreaking

Without disrupting the Dome of the Rock, we now have the opportunity to begin building the Third Temple at any moment. Mark Blitz, author of “God’s Day Timer” states, “All that is really needed is an altar and the political will of the Israeli government to have a greater fear of heaven than of man. We are definitely living in Messianic times!”

We live in exciting times and can watch Biblical events unfold all around us. I pray you’re ready, watching and waiting just as I am.

 

Want to dig deeper? Here’s an in-depth look at where the Third Temple might be built.

Where Will The Third Temple Be Built? (An in-depth look)

 

 

 

Why is This Called The Third Temple? 

To the Jews, this is the Third Temple.

To the Christians, this is the Sixth Temple (out of Seven).

The seven Biblical temples.

Jewish Temples:

  1. Solomon’s Temple
    1. 960 BC – 586 BC (374 years)
    2. Built by Solomon, destroyed by Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar
  2. Herod’s Temple
    1. 515 BC – 70 AD     (586 years)
    2. Built under Zerubbabel, enlarged & beautified by Herod, destroyed by 10th Roman Legion under Titus
  3. The Third Temple
    1. Any moment     (7 or more years)
    2. Built by Jews in Israel, defiled by Antichrist during the middle of the Tribulation

 

Temple Size Comparison.

Christian Temples:

  1. The Tabernacle (Moses)     1450 BC – 100 BC
    1. Used during the wanderings, with Moses
    2. Exodus 40
  2. Solomon’s Temple
    1. 960 BC – 586 BC (374 years)
    2. Built by Solomon, destroyed by Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar
    3. 1 Kings 5-8
  3. Herod’s Temple
    1. 515 BC – 70 AD     (586 years)
    2. Built under Zerubbabel, enlarged & beautified by Herod, destroyed by 10th Roman Legion under Titus (the Temple that here during Jesus’ time)
    3. Ezra 6, John 2, Matthew 24:1-2, Mark 13:1-2, Luke 21:5-6
  4. The Physical Body of Christ
    1. 4 BC – 30 AD     (33 years)
    2. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Jesus, physical death, and resurrection
    3. John 2:19
  5. Spiritual Temple
    1. From Pentecost until the Rapture     (30AD – Today)
    2. “Your body is a temple”
    3. 1 Corinthians 6:19, Acts 2, Ephesians 2:21
  6. The Tribulation Temple (The Jewish Third Temple)
    1. Any moment     (7 or more years)
    2. Built by Jews in Israel, defiled by Antichrist during the middle of the Tribulation
    3. Revelation 11:1-2, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
  7. The Millennial Temple
    1. After the Tribulation (1,000 years)
    2. Built by God, during the 1,000-year reign on Earth
    3. Ezekiel 40-43, Joel 3, Isaiah 2:1-3, Haggai 2:1-9

Note that the Millennial Temple (described in Ezekiel 40-43) has three critical pieces missing from it, the Ark of the Covenant, the Golden Candlestick and the Table of Showbread. This, of course, is no mistake. The Holy Spirit is our covenant with God (the Ark of the Covenant) (Jeremiah 3:16). Christ is the bread of life (Showbread). And God’s Shekinah glory is light (candlestick).

 

Genetic DNA

For the first time in 2,000 years, the Kohanim (a group of Jewish priests) and the Nascent Sanhedrin are looking to appoint the next High Priest (the only one able to enter the Holy of Holies – inside the Temple). The Temple requires a priesthood, and the priesthood requires a high priest. It wasn’t until more recent years that technology allowed us to trace our bloodlines through DNA. This breakthrough is being used to trace the genetic code of individual prospects for the office of High Priest. This is crucial, as the High Priest must be of the bloodline of Aaron (the brother of Moses) who was the first High Priest of Israel. With the development of DNA analysis, scientists were able to identify the “priestly gene” (a genetic code carried by the sons of Aaron that goes back 3,000 years) and now the descendants of Aaron can be identified. In 2016 the Temple institute created a registry for potential priests who are of the Aaronic bloodline and established a school for educating men of the priestly duties of Temple service.

In August of 2016, the Nascent Sanhedrin recommended Rabbi Baruch Kahane to become the High Priest. If appointed, he will be the first High Priest Israel has appointed since 70AD. Rabbi Kahane is preparing for service and acknowledges that when the political conditions change and the Jews have access to the altar, Temple services will begin in less than one week. Rabbi Hillel Weiss (spokesman for the Nascent Sanhedrin, explains, “The only obstacle preventing the Temple service today is the political issue. If that should suddenly change, as it very well could, we would be required to begin the Temple service immediately. It is, therefore, necessary that we have a candidate prepared to fill the role of the High Priest, especially now that we have kohanim (a priest from the Aaronic priesthood) prepared to serve in the Temple.”

High Priest Israel 2017

Beyond priests, there are further uses of DNA analysis. According to Jewish tradition, during the 2,000 years (from the time of the commandment, in Numbers 19:2, until the destruction of the Second Temple, in 70AD) only nine red heifer cows that met the Biblical criteria were ever found. They’re so rare, it’s a little like finding a needle in a haystack. After many years of not seeing one on the Earth, a red heifer (that seemed to meet the requirements) was born in 2014. Since then, scientists and breeders are working to ensure more of these rare cows will be available at the appointed time, for the Third Temple.

 

Side With God Or Pay The Consequences

From the beginning, God told us His intention toward Israel (to become a great nation and a blessing of the earth) and God always keeps His word. We should pay very close attention here as this directly affects our lives; yes, even here in the USA, on the other side of the globe. God told the nation of Israel “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3) Thankfully, the United States has a long history of supporting Israel, yet there are times when we looked the other way, or sided against God’s people… let it be known this has not been overlooked by God. To be true to His promise to Israel, God must take action against those who side against Israel.

Disclosure (Controlling The Narrative)

There are many events to come, and much is hidden by our world governments, and powers, who already know far more than they’re telling the masses.  I believe there will come a time when some of this information will be available through mainstream media.  That said, the information they give will not be true disclosure, it will be (like it is today) a masterfully creative, devious plan to control the narrative.  Strategically adding half-truths to manipulate the masses into even deeper deception.  Leading people away from the truth, and ultimately away from God.

The Tribulation

The signing of the Peace Agreement is the first day of the Tribulation, that will last seven years.

The Great Tribulation

The second half of the Tribulation (the final 3 1/2 years) is known as the Great Tribulation because it’s so much worse than the first half.

Rapture

The Bible is unclear on whether the rapture is before, during or after the tribulation. While you can make a Biblical case for each of these, there is very little to support a mid-tribulation rapture, therefore I believe it’s the least likely scenario. Many verses can be used to support either a pre-tribulation or post-tribulation rapture, making it difficult to take a hard stand on either. Personally, I hope for the best (a pre-tribulation rapture) but plan for the worst (a post-tribulation rapture). I believe there is slightly stronger evidence toward a pre-tribulation rapture, God’s blessing of removing His believers from the Earth before dealing with those who will get what they’re asking for, life and death separated from God. Yet even with this hope, I won’t panic if I see the signing of the Peace Agreement as we enter the Great Tribulation. God has me covered either way.

Antichrist

The coming one world dictator. There are more than 50 prophecies that describe the characteristics of the Antichrist so we can recognize him, and never pledge any allegiance to him.

  • Jewish (at least a little) enough for the Jews to accept him as their savior.
  • Assyrian or Levite (at least a little) enough for the Muslims to accept him as Mahdi (the redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven years, until the Day of Judgement when he will violently rid the world of evil).  It’s chilling to note the many parallels between the Biblical Antichrist and the Mahdi of Islam, like his characteristics, the seven-year covenant, and establishing a one-world religion. Muslim fundamentalists also refer to Jews and Christians as “pigs” and “dogs” who must either convert to Islam or be eliminated.  Bible prophecy makes it clear that the Antichrist will wage war against the Jews and Christians, targeting them for destruction and execution.  Eerily, the Hadiths (the account of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) states that the Mahdi will be from the bloodline of Aaron (the brother of Moses).  The more I learn about the Mahdi the more he looks exactly like the Antichrist of the Bible.
  • The most powerful European politician He signs the Seven Year Peace Agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
  • Originates from the reborn Holy Roman Empire (currently Europe) (and possibly within the European Union)
  • Will eventually rule the global government on Earth Beginning with the European Union he will work toward more power of the state, opening borders and eventually uniting to one world government.
  • At the middle of the tribulation, the Antichrist will be revealed to everyone (3 ½ years after the signing of the Peace Agreement); the Antichrist will stand in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and proclaim himself to be God. (This is called the Abomination of Desolation.)

False Prophet

John 5:43 – you receive me not. If another comes in his own name and you will receive him.

The Seven Feasts of Israel

The Seven Feasts of Israel.

The Seven Feasts Of Israel

My Prayer and Hope

This is my prayer for you… people get ready, Jesus is coming, soon we’ll be going home. May your heart be encouraged, know God, and greatly look forward to our eternity in Heaven. Please let these words and this music speak to your soul. Amen and amen.

How Do We Prepare?

BE SAVED.

The absolutely most important thing is to be saved; to accept God as your personal savior. Without this eternal security in Heaven, all else is merely trivial and earthly. Without the strength of God, we have no chance of defeating Satan. Once your eternal security is in place, then we can learn the next steps of preparation as all these things unfold across the globe.

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Spiritual Enlightenment

 

“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood… but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

– Ephesians 6:12

“Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.”

– 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

Do you really know what God tells us about Satan? Do you know his strengths and weaknesses, his agenda, his power, or the power of those who follow him?

Ezekiel 28:12-19, Revelation 12 and Isaiah 14:12-17 gives us some, of many, descriptions of Satan. God tells us that Satan is very old and knowledgeable, he was even created before the earth was created, and at that time, he was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. He was an anointed cherub, in charge of other cherubim; he was blameless and beautiful. Like all created beings, cherubim and angels have free will and can make their own decisions. The cherub named Satan chose to let pride fill his heart. Satan’s pride was the first step in his downfall (a lesson for all of us). His pride turned to selfishness, arrogance and turned to sin when he decided to attempt to become a god. But his plan backfired; and instead, he became enraged and unrighteous against God. His heart became internally filled with violence, hatred, and sin. Sadly, one-third of the angels chose the same prideful and selfish path as Satan. So God cast Satan and the fallen angels out of Heaven.

Just because Satan was kicked out of Heaven doesn’t mean he lost any of his supernatural powers or his beautiful, angelic good looks.

Satan and his army of followers are tremendously powerful and capable of supernatural feats that we cannot imagine. Over thousands of years, Satan has roamed the earth, as a master of deception, using subtle distortions of truth. Satan has weakened the rulers and the nations on earth. He even assigns a specific demon to each nation on earth, to constantly bombard them with demonic thoughts and intentions, attempting to greatly influence human government, and in turn influencing individuals across the world.

Without God’s divine intervention, we are no match for the tremendous powers of Satan. Satan and his demons have thousands of years of experience, they hold supernatural powers far beyond anything we can stand against on our own human power.

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“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness“ 2 Corinthians 11:14-15

But even with his strengths, Satan does not know everything and he cannot be in more than one place at one time. We also know there are twice as many angels in Heaven, fighting with God, then who fell with Satan. Satan and his fallen demons are outnumbered two to one.

Contrary to popular belief, Satan does not rule over Hell.

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“The god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” – 2 Corinthians 4:4
Hell is Satan’s future prison (with gates, bars, and locks) that was created to house him, later. It’s a place that not even Satan wants to be. A horrible place of eternal torment, filled with fire, eternal burning, and ultimately, separation from God. From Hell, one can be aware of others far off (in Heaven and on Earth) they have memories, pain and even an awareness of how to get to Heaven, but they cannot escape (Luke 16). For now, instead of in Hell, Satan spends his time on the earth, deceiving as many people as he possibly can, against God, as his hatred and fury for God is insatiable.

Satan is known by many names and titles; Satan, Lucifer, The Devil, Evil One, Prince of Demons, Prince of This World, Tempter, Beautiful Cherub, Destroyer, Accuser, Murderer, The Great Dragon, The Ancient Serpent, a Lion, Angel of Light, and many more.

 

As uncomfortable as it may be to think about the powers of Satan, it’s important for us to realize this is serious warfare. Certainly, Satan and his vast army take it seriously, so much so that they’ve dedicated their existence to this agenda for thousands of years. And one of the many tactics of Satan (even within churches) is lulling us to believe that Satan isn’t a strong, powerful warrior, that spiritual warfare isn’t important or even convincing us that Satan doesn’t exist at all. This is very serious to God and it should be serious to us too. The tactics of Satan are the opposite of God’s desires for you. Where God desires wisdom and understanding, Satan thrives on half-truths (half-lies), misunderstandings and the lack of knowledge most of us have on spiritual issues.

Satan was created to be above the other angels who went with him. He is more powerful than any of his followers. While they are an old, experienced, intelligent and sophisticated hierarchy, let us not forget, they are there because they are rebellious, wicked, and filled with resentment, hatred, and pride. This leads to a less than orderly group of fallen angels, with some level of chaos, selfish ambition, and individual arrogance, probably making it difficult for Satan to coordinate the work he wants to accomplish against God. Thankfully God’s army, not only outnumbers them, but they seamlessly work together with a unified goal, unconditional love and the power of the almighty, all-knowing and omnipresent God behind them.

 

KNOW YOUR ANGELIC ARMY

Do you realize there are literally twice as many angels as there are demons? Yep! When Satan was kicked out of Heaven, one-third of the angels were banished with him, leaving two-thirds of the angels in Heaven. Our angelic army is not only twice the size, (probably in the millions) (Revelation 5:11-12, Jude 1:14) but they’re organized with tremendous devotion and unity, strong in heavenly powers and are available and on call for us (God’s followers) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. What an amazing blessing! At the command of God, this vast angelic army is dispatched to do His will. We have angels who help us, protect us, walk with us, and even legions of angels to help us during times of spiritual battle.

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“Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

“Now the king of Aram was enraged… He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” – 2 Kings 6:11, 14-18

Contrary to popular belief, angels are not tiny, chubby babies with wings; or fragile ghost-like children with halos. Sadly, the world has tainted the way many of us envision an angel, cherub or other heavenly beings. The Bible never depicts an angel as a woman, child or baby. In every case mentioned (when they’re seen by humans), they take on the form of a man in shining attire, and never appear with a halo over their head or playing the harp. This may come as a shock, but angels don’t even have wings! (Although other heavenly beings, like cherubim, have 4 wings, and Seraphim, have 6 wings).

 

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Angels are extremely strong and powerful, deeply wise, and wield supernatural strength. Apparently, an angel’s appearance can be so enormously overwhelming that those who see them often faint or are filled with fear, therefore the first word from the angel is often, “Do not be afraid”. But angels can appear to us as regular men as well, leaving us to entertain angels without even being aware of it (Hebrews 13:2), or not realizing we’re speaking to an angel (Gen. 19, Joshua 5, Judges 6). Weather in the form of shining clothes or the form of a man angels are always sent by God, and in some way, are working toward His perfect plan.

When they’re not on the earth, angels are in the presence of God (Matthew 18:10). They have far more knowledge and power than any man, but less than God. Angels are individuals, they have feelings, they care, they make choices and have free will (Galatians 1:8-9, Luke 15:10). Angels are spirit beings yet they can materialize to our physical reality, where we can sense and see their presence, even touch them or be led by the hand by an angel (Job 4:15, Gen 19:15-16). Angels can engage in physical combat and even have the power to kill humans (2 Kings 19:35, Acts 12:23). They do not marry (Matthew 22:30), reproduce or die (Luke 20:36), they can choose to be seen by some people and not others, and they have spiritual authority to bind demonic powers. We are instructed to never worship angels, as only God is worthy of our worship (Colossians 2:18, Revelation 4:11). Only God has authority over angels, and we are never to give them instruction, commands or even to pray to them (Psalm 91:11). Our worship and prayers are for God, and He, in His all-knowing wisdom, will mobilize angels (as many as He deems necessary) when and how He desires. This amazing, supernatural, heavenly army is ready and waiting for service. They’re here to help us as we follow God (2 Peter 2:11). How absolutely awesome is that?!

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As a messenger of God, an angel’s mission is to serve God, carry out God’s plans, and to minister to those who serve God (Hebrews 1:14). Angels minister to us (those who are saved) in many ways, including; revealing truth, giving personal guidance, protection from harm, delivering from enemies, and to encourage and strengthen us (Hebrews 1:14). In this day angelic messages no longer include messages of new doctrine, prophecy or revelation because God’s word (the Bible) has been completed. We are thoroughly equipped to do the work of God, through reading the very thoughts of God (in His Bible) and through the Holy Spirit working through us.

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There are no “Guardian Angels” in the Bible. There are angels, who during specific assignments do guard us, but they’re not assigned to a specific person to guard them constantly (otherwise angels wouldn’t be very good at their job because we’ve all experienced getting hurt). Thankfully, angels are very good at their job, every assignment given by God is perfectly fulfilled. While not assigned a specific angel, we share a multitude of angels, a vast army of them, who can guard us along our journey (Psalm 91:11-12, Hebrews 1:14). They can help us get to where we should be (Exodus 23:20) and even carry us to God after death (Luke 16:22). And, no, people do not become angels after they die. Angels are specifically created beings, just as we are specifically created to be humans. It is our soul, that’s currently within us, that lives through eternity (either in Heaven with God or in separation from God, in Hell; depending on the choice we make here on earth, to follow God or to separate ourselves from Him).

God’s angelic army is an efficiently organized army with leaders, ranks and a strategic hierarchy who have the power to execute God’s will and judgments. The angel, Gabriel, is Messianic Messenger; nearly every time he’s mentioned, he’s sending a message to someone about Jesus. The angel, Michael, is the archangel, the Military leader, in charge over other angels, and who appears on behalf of Israel.   We also know of angelic watchers (Daniel 4:13-17), who on assignment by God, watch over us during specific times in our lives.

Godly discernment is our greatest tool to knowing an angel from something else, because even Satan himself can appear as an “angel of light” (although his goals, instruction or encouragement will conflict with the word of God, while an angel from Heaven will always aligning their actions with the holy will of God.). Knowing the character of God (by studying the Bible), and increasing in Godly wisdom and Godly discernment are many of the tools we’re encouraged to use as we put on the armor of God to help us through each day here on earth.

 

PUT ON SPIRITUAL ARMOR

“Be strong in the Lord”, “Put on the full armor of God” these are not suggestions, they are commands from God to His believers. If we were under a physical attack we would do all kinds of things to protect ourselves and to defend ourselves; so why are we treating spiritual attacks any differently?

This battle is not against other humans. Misled humans are only a symptom of the enemy’s success. This war is against a highly organized army of demonic forces who wield tremendous power.

 

Satan’s Tactics Discouragement

Frustration

Confusion

Moral failure

Doctrinal error

 

 

The Full Armor Of God

1. Belt of truth

2. Breastplate of Righteousness

3. Feet with the Gospel of Peace

4. Shield of Faith

5. Helmet of Salvation

6. Sword of the Spirit

7. Pray Unceasingly

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that the utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.”

– Ephesians 6:10-20, 23-24

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What To Do If You Miss The Rapture

The most important thing to do is DON’T take the mark of the beast. And DO accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior. Unfortunately, if you missed the rapture, you’re probably already going through the Tribulation. The bad news is that this time is so horrible that you will (at least physically) probably suffer greatly. The potentially good news is that the time of tremendous suffering will be, at the longest, only seven years.

What To Do If You Miss The Rapture?

Resources For Further Study

I always encourage you to do your own research.  See what you discover!

The Holy Bible

The only Book that has full God-given, divine authority is the Holy Bible.  Anything or anyone else we use for our study should always be compared to the Holy Bible; if another source of information conflicts with the truth of the Bible, then we know the other resource to be flawed and to go with the Biblical interpretation.

BlueLetterBible.org

BlueLetterBible.org

A wonderful resource to discover the original text (Greek and Hebrew – Interlinear Bible), numerous English translations (including audio versions), concordance, cross-references, commentaries and so much more!

 

 

 

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