THE DAY OF THE LORD- THE END OF MAN’S RULE ON EARTH
The Bible speaks of the end of man’s rule on earth, and the coming day of the kingdom of God under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ. One can easily see that the world we live in is literally falling apart. An excellent point is the once great America is now under great financial and economic distress, bankrupt ready to collapse. The other economic superpowers China and Japan are also facing similar problems themselves, and the Eurozone countries are not doing much better. For 6000 years since Adam, because of gross corruption and wickedness, man has proven incapable of ruling over himself and his fellowmen! Thus, the end of man’s gov’t will herald in the beginning of the God’s kingdom on earth.
To understand what will happen, we need to know what the Bible says about the coming Day of the Lord! However, whenever the Bible mentions ‘The Day’ or ‘That Day’, it is often describing one of two main events in God’s calendar, so we need to distinguish which one is which. It could be referring to the Day of the Rapture of the Saints– the Secret Coming of Jesus Christ or the Day of God’s Wrath– the Public Coming of Jesus Christ. Proper understanding of ‘What’s In a Day?’ in God’s timetable will guide us on how to live, and how to be prepared for that Day! If not, many will be LEFT BEHIND to face the coming dire Great Tribulation, and even death!
THE DAY OF THE LORD! WHAT’S IN A DAY?
The term ‘Day of the LORD’ is found 29 times in the Bible. It often refers to the Great Tribulation in the Endtimes prior to the return of Jesus Christ. It is described as the Day of God’s Destruction and Wrath Job21:30. It is the Day of the LORD’s Fierce Anger Is13:13, and Vengeance Is34:8. It is a Day of Darkness Am5:20; ‘the Great and Terrible Day of the LORD’ Joe2:31. ‘That Day is a Day of Wrath, a Day of Trouble and Distress, a Day of Wasteness and Desolation, a Day of Darkness and Gloominess, a Day of Clouds and Thick Darkness’ Zeph1:15. However, the Day of the LORD is also used to describe the Day of the Rapture 1Th4:16,17, the Day of Escape and Salvation Heb2:3, the Day of Redemption Ep4:30, the Day of our Reward Lk6:23, Re22:12, and the Day of Our Lord Jesus Christ 1Co1:18, ‘the Perfect Day’ Pr4:18.
THE RAPTURE DESCRIBES A FORTHCOMING BIBLICAL EVENT
The word Rapture is Not Found in the Bible, but is used to describe a forthcoming significant event. Like the Rapture, there are many other terms that are not found in the Bible such as Trinity, Sunday School, spiritual warfare, denominations, seminary, and even the word Bible, but are accepted and understood. The word Rapture is commonly used to describe an ESCAPE from the coming Great Tribulation Lk21:36, Heb2:3, Mt24:21. Rapture comes from the Latin word ‘Rapiemur’, which means ‘to be snatched up’, ‘to be raised up’, ‘to be taken up’, ‘to be seized’, ‘to be CAUGHT UP in the AIR’, ‘to be translated into HEAVEN’ such as Enoch, Elijah, and Jesus were in time past! Paul said ‘By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was NOT FOUND, because God had translated him..’ Heb11:5. God took Enoch Ge5:24, Elijah 2Ki2:1,and Jesus Ac1:10, alive into HEAVEN as examples of the forthcoming Rapture that will happen in the endtimes!
Before Jesus was crucified, He told His disciples ‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions.. I go to prepare a place for you.. I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also’ Jn14:1-3. Jesus promised to take us to where He is, to HEAVEN, in the Rapture. Paul said ‘For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then WE which are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the AIR: and so shall WE ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words’ 1Th4:16-18. Sadly, there are many who don’t comfort others with these words, don’t warn of the Lord’s soon coming, and don’t believe in, but speak against the Rapture, and often contradict the Word of God!
Jesus repeatedly warned us to ‘Watch and Pray’ so that we wouldn’t miss out on the day of His coming for us Jn14:3, the Day of Visitation 1Pe2:12. Jesus said ‘Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man’ Lk21:36. Watch what? Pray for what? Be worthy to ESCAPE what? What things shall come to pass? Stand before whom? Here Jesus was exhorting us to be ready for His return by being found worthy to ESCAPE the great distress of nations, with perplexity and great fear coming upon the earth Lk21:25-26. We shall then stand before Jesus, ‘which delivered us from the wrath to come’ 1Th1:10.
Jesus said ‘Watch therefore, for ye know neither the Day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh’ Mt25:13. The Day Jesus told us to ‘Watch and Pray’ for is the Day of His Appearing 2Ti4:8, 1Pe5:4, the Day of the Rapture of the Saints 1Th4:16,17, the Day of Our Reward Re22:12. It is the approaching Day of His coming for us Heb10:25. Hosea said ‘After two days will he revive us: in the 3rd Day he will raise us up, and WE shall live in his sight’ Hos6:2; the 3rd Day being 2000 years after Christ, when He will Raise us up. Pr4:18 states ‘..the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the Perfect Day’. The Day of the Rapture is the Perfect Day when WE will be glorified in Jesus 2Th1:10. John said ‘..WE know that, when he shall appear, WE shall be like Him; for WE shall see Him as he is’ 1Jn3:2.
JESUS SECRET COMING vs JESUS PUBLIC RETURN- TWO DISTINCT COMINGS
In the New Testament, the Day of the Lord is used 5 times to refer to the return of Jesus Christ to earth. The fact that Jesus will bring either Reward Mt16:27, Re22:12, or Judgment, logically speaks of two different Comings. The Secret Coming of Jesus is when only those looking for Him and are ready, will See Him, and ‘be CAUGHT UP.. to meet the Lord in the AIR’ 1Th4:16,17. Jesus said ‘Blessed are the Pure in Heart, for they shall See God’ Mt5:8. John wrote ‘..when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall See Him as He is.. every man that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is Pure’ 1Jn3:2,3. Only the Pure in heart shall See God. Without Holiness, no man shall See the Lord Heb12:14.
The Day of Jesus Secret Coming will be the Day of ESCAPE from the Great Tribulation Lk21:36, Heb2:3. Jesus said ‘..behold, I come quickly; and my Reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be’ Re22:12. David asked ‘Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a Pure Heart..’ Ps24:3,4.
The Day of Jesus Public Return will be at the end of the Great Tribulation, ‘when Every Eye shall See Him.. and all kindred.. shall wail’ Re1:7. For those not looking or unprepared for Jesus return and missing ‘..the Blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ’ Tit2:13, they will not be taken in the Rapture, but go through the Great Tribulation– the worst period ever in mankind’s history ‘such as never was or ever will be’ Mt24:21. It will be a terrible, horrific, painful, miserable, and most fearful time in history. Jesus said ‘..except the days should before shortened, there should no flesh shall be saved..’ Mt24:22.
THE DAY OF JESUS SECRET COMING– ONLY FOR THOSE LOOKING AND READY
The Day of Jesus Secret Coming will be a surprise to most people for He will come as a thief in the night 1Th5:2, secretly and swiftly. Jesus said two would be in the field and one taken; two women grinding at the mill and one taken Mt24:40,41; two in bed and one taken Lk17:34. Jesus told us ‘But of that Day and hour knoweth no man, not even the angels, but my Father only’ Mt24:36. ‘That Day’ is the Secret Coming of Jesus; it will be a surprise for no man knows when. What is our Hope? It is to be ‘in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His Coming’ 1Th2:19. This is called ‘the Blessed Hope’ Tit2:13.
Paul said ‘For God has not appointed us to wrath but to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ’ 1Th5:9. But we must be blameless on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ 1Co1:8. Paul wrote God ‘..which hath begun a good work in you shall perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ’ Php1:6. Jesus promised to raise us up at the Last Day. Jesus said ‘..every one which Seeth the Son, and believeth on him.. I will Raise him up at the Last Day’ Jn6:40. For those ready, the Last Day will be the Day of the Rapture– the Day of Jesus Secret Coming! Ep4:30 states ‘..grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby, we are sealed unto the Day of Redemption’. The Day of the Rapture is the Day of Jesus Secret Coming. It is the Day of Redemption!
THE DAY OF JESUS PUBLIC RETURN– EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM AND WAIL
The Bible tells of the Day of Jesus Public Return ‘when EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM’ Re1:7. Jesus will then return ‘after the tribulation of those days.. with power and great glory’ Mt24:29,30. Jesus shall ‘..gather His Elect together from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other’ v31. Notice here that His Elect shall be gathered together from HEAVEN. They were already raptured to HEAVEN, and will be returning with Jesus to Earth. Jude 14 states ‘..Behold, the Lord cometh WITH ten thousands of his saints’.
That Day of the Lord will be the Day of the Wrath of the Lamb Re6:16,17; the Day of His Fierce Anger Is13:13. Peter said it is the Day of Judgment 2Pe3:7; the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, when the heavens and the earth will pass away with a great noise and in fervent heat 2Pe3:10. On the Day of Jesus Public Return, no one needs to watch for EVERY EYE shall see Him, and they shall mourn and wail because of Him. Jesus will come to judge all on the earth Jn5:22, Ps96:13. The Day of the Lord will be a Day of Destruction and Desolation, great and terrible; a dreadful Day Mal4:5; the Day of Vengeance of our God Is61:2,63:4. It is the Day of the LORD’s Wrath and Anger Zep1:18, 2:3. Nothing will be secret about this coming Day, for EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM and WAIL Re1:7!
THE DAY OF THE RAPTURE– BREAKING OUR APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH
While the Bible states ‘.. it is appointed unto men once to die..’ Heb9:27, the Day of the Rapture will be a very special day when faithful believers will break their Appointment With Death! Ps79:11 states God has the power to ‘.. preserve thou those that are appointed to die’ and Ps102:20, ‘to loose those that are appointed to death’. Jesus said ‘I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever Liveth and Believeth in Me Shall Never Die. Believest thou this?’ Jn11:25,26. A parallel scripture, 1Th4:16-18 state ‘For the Lord himself shall descend from HEAVEN with a shout.. and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then WE which are ALIVE and REMAIN shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Clearly we see that Jesus will come down from HEAVEN to take those living, along with the dead ‘in Christ’, up to HEAVEN.
In Jn11:26, Jesus asked do we really believe this, and in 1Th4:18, Paul said we need to encourage one another with the words that Jesus is coming for us in the Rapture. Paul said that ‘..God hath not Appointed us to wrath, but to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ’ 1Th5:9. Paul states that we have an Appointment with Jesus, not to die, but be taken alive to HEAVEN. The apostle John said if we have this hope in Jesus to be like Him, we must purify ourselves, even as He is pure 1Jn3:3. Thus, we have a Divine Appointment with Jesus on the Day of the Rapture– to meet Him in the AIR; never to die, but to be with Him forever! Faith is all about believing what God said He will do! NO FAITH, NO RAPTURE!
THE DAY OF OUR CHANGE, THE DAY OF REDEMPTION
Both King David and righteous Job referred to a Day of being CHANGED, that is to have a Glorified Body like Jesus. David looked forward to being crowned with glory and honour Ps8:3.He said ‘As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy LIKENESS’ Ps17:15. Likewise, Job also alluded to becoming like Jesus. He said ‘If a man die, shall he live again? all the Days of my Appointed time will I wait, till my CHANGE come’ Job14:14. The apostle Paul said we ‘have the firstfruits of the Spirit.. waiting for the adoption, to wit, the Redemption of Our Body’ Ro8:26. Jesus said ‘And when these things Begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your Redemption draweth nigh’ Lk21:28. The Day of the Rapture is the Day of the Redemption of Our Body!
The Day of Redemption relates to the Day of Our Bodily Change, when our bodies will be redeemed fully from corruption into immortality. Paul wrote ‘Behold, I shew you a Mystery; We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be CHANGED, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump.. the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be CHANGED. For this Corruptible must put on Incorruption, and this Mortal must put on Immortality.. then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?’ 1Co15:51-55. Paul said ‘..by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men..’Ro8:12; but also ‘The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death’ 1Co15:26. On the Day of the Rapture, we will receive an Incorruptible, Immortal, and Glorified body just like Jesus Christ. We will BE CHANGED ‘to be conformed into His Image’ Ro8:29!
THE DAY OF THE LORD- THE DAY OF THE RAPTURE vs THE DAY OF GOD’S WRATH
In summary, when speaking of the Day of the Lord, the Bible speaks of two significant, but contrasting events in the Endtimes. The first event is the Day of the Rapture, and the other event is the Day of God’s Wrath. The Day of the Rapture is the Day of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Day of our Divine Appointment with God- our Escape, our Adoption, our Redemption, our Resurrection, our Reward, our CHANGE, our Immortality, and our Glorification. The Day of Judgment is the Day of God’s Wrath, God’s Vengeance, the Day of His Fierce Anger, the Day of Destruction, the Day of Darkness, the Great and Terrible Day of the LORD.
One can only prepare for the Day of the Rapture, but never for the Day of God’s Wrath and the Great Tribulation! Jesus repeatedly warned us to Watch, Pray, Be Ready, Be Pure, Be Holy, to Look for His return, in order to Escape the things which shall come to past in the Endtimes! If one does not believe in, or is not ready for the Rapture but is LEFT BEHIND, he will never be able to prepare for the atrocity that will occur during the Great Tribulation, a most terrible, horrendous, miserable, hopeless, painful, and grievous 42 months period of hell on earth Re13:5,7! Jesus said ‘..except those days be shortened, there should NO FLESH be saved..’ Mt24:22. This means if it were to continue, literally everyone would either die or be killed! There will be wars throughout the world, thermonuclear explosions, great natural disasters, famine, droughts, pestilence, and disease wiping out millions upon millions of people! Everyone would be helpless while living through it. Also if one does not have the FAITH to believe the words of the Lord, ‘I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that were I am, there you may be also’ Jn14:3, then for sure, there is no other ESCAPE, but to be LEFT BEHIND to suffer in the Great Tribulation!
Finally, on the Day of the Rapture- the Day of Jesus Secret Coming, Jesus is coming FOR HIS SAINTS in the AIR. On the Day of Jesus Public Return- His 2nd Coming, Jesus is coming WITH HIS SAINTS back to earth to rule and reign. Re19:14 states ‘..the armies which were in HEAVEN followed Jesus upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean’. Jude 14 tells ‘Behold, the Lord cometh WITH 10,000 of his Saints’. This is ‘What’s in a Day’. In the Holy Bible, THE DAY OF THE LORD describes Jesus coming back twice- the 1st time FOR HIS SAINTS, and the 2nd time WITH HIS SAINTS! AMEN!
MANY– The Sad Plight of MANY in the Last Days
This paper is about the word MANY as it is mentioned in the Holy Bible, the Word of God. The word MANY is used to describe the multitudes, the crowd, the majority of people living on this earth- MANY people, in contrast to a FEW or a minority of people! The word MANY is used to describe the sad destiny of MANY in life today, and their final destination- HELL. This is not a polite subject, but a very impolite and inconvenient truth where MANY people or most people choose not to hear, or choose to ignore to their own demise!
Throughout the Bible, it teaches that ‘there is a heaven to gain, and a hell to shun’. Jesus said ‘For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?’ Mt16:26. Here Jesus is saying that, all the power, riches, and pleasures of this world are not worth one day of going to hell forever, when one loses his soul. There is no need to convince anyone of HELL, because deep in the recesses of everyone’s mind, everyone thinks of his own mortality, and what will happen to him after he dies. Heb9:27 tells us ‘..it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’. But MANY choose to ignore or deny the subject of DEATH and HELL, since they may find it as a VERY INCONVENIENT TRUTH.
There is a CLIFF that MANY will one-day fall into that is far greater than the FISCAL CLIFF that America now faces and will one day soon plunge over. MANY will fall over into an abyss, a deep chasm, into an unquenchable everlasting fire, and an inescapable place called HELL. This is the reason God sent Jesus Christ to earth; to pay for our sins through His death and resurrection, in order to save our souls. Jn3:16-18 spell it out very simply: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God’. Here we will examine how the word MANY is negatively used in the Bible to describe MANY people, and conditions that affect MANY in these last days.
1. MANY Not Saved and Heading for Destruction and HELL
Mt7:13,14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it. Mt24:12 .. because iniquity shall abound, the love of MANY shall wax cold.
2. MANY Backslidden Pastors, Leaders, and Followers Will Deny Jesus, and Be Denied by Him
Mt7:22,23 MANY will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done MANY wonderful works? ..then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Mt19:30 .. MANY that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt20:16 .. last shall be first, and the first last: for MANY be called, but FEW chosen. Jn6:60 MANY therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? Jn6:66 From that time MANY of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 1Co11:30 For this cause MANY are weak and sickly among you, and MANY sleep (die not discerning the body of Christ v29).
3. MANY False Prophets- False Christs and Teachers in the Churches Will Deceive MANY and Cause a Great Falling Away
Mt24:5 For MANY shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive MANY. Mt24:11 and Mk13:6.. MANY false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive MANY. Lk21:8 .. Take heed that ye be not deceived: for MANY shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ.. 2Co2:17 For we are not as MANY, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity.. in the sight of God speak we in Christ. Php3:18 For MANY walk, of whom I have told you often.. they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things v19. Tit1:10 For there are MANY unruly and vain talkers and deceivers.. 1Jn4:1 ..believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because MANY false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Th2:3 ..for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4. MANY Afflicted By Devils and Evil Spirits Even Today
Mk6:13 and they cast out MANY devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. Lk4:41 devils also came out of MANY, crying out… Thou art Christ the Son of God. Lk7:21 Jesus.. cured MANY of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto MANY that were blind he gave sight. Lk8:30 Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? and he said, Legion: because MANY devils were entered into him.
5. MANY Seeking Riches Will Destroy Themselves and Go To HELL
1Ti6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into MANY foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 1Ti6:10 For 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. Heb12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby MANY be defiled; Jas3:1 .. be not MANY masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2Pe2:2 .. MANY shall follow their pernicious (wicked) ways.. whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
6. MANY Antichrists Are in the World Today
1Jn2:18 ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there MANY antichrists.. 2Jn1:7 For MANY deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Re13:4,5 ..they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? and there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue 42 months. Re13:15 ..that as MANY as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
The Bible Warns That MANY Will Go To HELL
From the scriptures above, the Bible warns that MANY people will not be saved, and sadly, will go to HELL. Is5:4 states ‘..HELL hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure..’.
In Part 1, Jesus states the way to HELL is a Broadway that MANY people will use to go there- which leads to destruction Mt7:13. Jesus also said because evil shall abound, the love of MANY for God and for the things of God shall become cold Mt24:12. MANY will be backslidden and will be destroyed!
In PART 2, Jesus said MANY will profess to know Him and supposedly serve Him, and use His name, but He will deny ever knowing them because they had worked iniquity (not doing the Father’s will, but their own will) Mt7:21-23. Jesus said MANY are first shall be last Mt19:30; MANY are called, but FEW are chosen Mt22:14. In Jn6:60-66, Jesus stated that MANY of his disciples left Him because they could not follow his hard saying, even like it is today. This group also includes those supposedly serving the Lord like in the ministry or priesthood, but are rife with charges of pedophilia and other sexual sins, and also those that have departed from the faith by unscriptural teachings, supporting gay marriages and even gay ministers! Because Jesus will profess that He never knew them and they are not in the book of life, MANY ministers and leaders will end up in the lake of fire forever Re20:15!
In PART 3, Jesus said in the endtimes, there will be MANY false christs and false prophets who shall deceive MANY Mt24:4,5,11. Jesus warned that there will gross deception such that it shall destroy MANY people’s souls. Paul wrote that there are MANY who will corrupt the Word of God 2Co2:17, and are enemies of the cross of Christ Php3:18. Paul said there will be a great falling away of once believers, and the AntiChrist (the man of sin) will be revealed 2Th2:3! John, the beloved, told us not be believe every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God, for MANY false prophets are in the world 1Jn4:1!
MANY people do not know what ‘being saved or born again’ means Jn3:3,5. MANY people in churches today may not be saved, or think they are saved because they go to church! It is only once after accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, and living a NEW LIFE as a believer are you saved! 2Co5:17 states ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new’.
In PART 4, during Jesus days there were MANY people afflicted, tormented, or possessed by devils or evil spirits, and Jesus delivered and cured them from all of them. The Bible speaks more about devils/demons/evil spirits than it does about angels. They are evil and unclean spirits Lk8:2,Mk5:8; they are MANY Lk8:3; they are under the control of Satan Lk13:16; & they can possess people Mt8:29. Strong evidence that these demons are real and present today are the recent mass killings in schools and public places such as in Columbine, CO in 1999, Virginia Tech 2007, Fort Hood, TX 2009, Aurora, CO 2012, and Newport, CT 2012. MANY of these killers appeared deranged, depraved, drugged, and glassy-eyed, like some evil force took over them. These are extreme cases, but there are also MANY people today that are under the influence of Satan and some are ‘demon-possessed’ in our society!
In PART 5, Paul wrote that MANY people, in seeking riches fall into temptation and snares, destroy themselves. In today’s hedonistic society there is a great effort to gain wealth and riches for ones own pleasure, often they are ‘ill-gotten’. This is particularly so with the big bankers and Wall-Streeters, big corporations, drug companies, gamblers, drug-dealers, prostitutes, criminals and mafiosos, actors, ministers of the Gospel, prosperity preachers, televangelists, professional sports people, politicians, developers, labor-leaders, etc. MANY of these people have literally sold their souls to the devil for riches, and one day, will go to HELL! Paul said ‘For the love of money is the root of all evil’1Ti6:10. The love of money or gain is the basic motivation or root cause of all evil!
In PART 6, John wrote of antichrists, stating that there are MANY antichrists that are entered into the world. A broad definition of an anti-christ is one who is anti-God, anti-Bible, and anti-Jesus Christ. From this definition, one can see that the antichrist is not only a person, but also a political system, such as in America, which is fast becoming antichrist. The Bible states that the AntiChrist, the Beast, will arise one day to rule the world for 42 months. The AntiChrist will force people to worship him and his image, and all those who refused should be killed by beheading Re20:4.
The Testimony of Howard Pittman– MANY Heading For HELL
This is a testimony of a man who had a Near Death Experience (NDE), whom I personally met in 1999 while he was speaking in Hawaii. Howard Pittman, a Baptist minister for 35 years, had a NDE in 1979 after suffering a massive internal hemorrhage. Pittman was born in 1928 and may still be alive. Pittman shared of the glories of heaven, but he also spoke of a very disturbing & shocking observation. While visiting for a short time in heaven, the Holy Spirit showed him that 2000 people on earth died, but only 50 or 2.5% went to heaven; the rest, 1950 went to Hell. Pittman said 97.5% of the people did not make it to heaven but went to Hell.
In Matthew chapter 13 the parable of the Sower, Jesus stated that three out of four or 75% of the people that heard the Gospel rejected it. Only one of four heard and understood the Word of God, and became fruitful. If you also include the multitudes that have not heard the Gospel, then the 97.5% figure that Pittman gave is quite plausible. Jesus said ‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it’ Mt7:13,14.
Pittman laid the blame for this disastrous situation to the backslidden Laodicean churches of today Re3:14-17. He said that churches today are lukewarm, self-assured, and not preaching against sin and the need for repentance, and the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. They are preaching soft, warm and fuzzy messages in comfortable churches, but not reaching out to the lost and warning the people about God’s judgment to come. Jesus said ‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men’ Mt15:9. There are very little teachings on holiness, sin, the devil, judgment, HELL and damnation, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, on the Rapture, the Endtimes, Satan, the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist, the mark of the Beast, and the return of Jesus Christ.
Ez3:18-19 warned ‘When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul’. Jesus asked ‘..when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?’ Lk18:8.
Thus, we see that the fate of MANY will be very bad- one of eternal damnation. The MANY include our family members, friends, neighbors, associates, fellow church members, ministers, and total strangers. We must warn the MANY to repent and also to not be in this crowd of MANY!
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart as your Saviour, or have not repented of your sin, or if you are not sure of where you would go should you die, you can say this simple prayer of faith. The Lord will hear you and save you, and one day you will be with the Lord in heaven. Just pray, ‘Dear Jesus, I am a lost sinner. I believe that you died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart today. I accept you as my Lord and my Savior and with your help, I will live for you. Amen!’
Please DON’T BE A PART OF THE MANY that will go to HELL! Jesus said ‘..except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish’ Lk13:3. But the Bible also states when one sinner comes to the Lord, all heaven rejoices: ‘Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth’ Lk15:10. Also Paul wrote ‘.. work out your OWN salvation with fear and trembling’ Php2:12!
No matter what Congress does, America will soon plunge over its Fiscal Cliff. It is an inevitability since it has been in the makings for many decades; of poor fiscal responsibility, reckless spending, and uncontrolled borrowing of money to make up for the deficit in the US tax revenue. But many do not know that this was already prophesied in the Bible, the Word of God nearly 2000 years ago! As we enter into the new year, 2013, the picture will become clearer as we see the great danger that America is now facing.
This paper is about how SATAN, ‘the god of this world’ 2Co4:4, is using ‘the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH’ by ‘SORCERIES’ to deceive all nations Re18:23. They are flooding the world with fiat US$, and thereby destroying the US economy and financial system, and that of all the nations of the world who hold them! This is the prelude to the rise of the AntiChrist- the Beast, and the phasing out of all paper currencies, substituting the mark of the Beast 666 in order to make any transactions Re13:16-18. This paradigm shift from fiat paper money into the AntiChrist system is presently being played out by the inordinate printing of fiat paper currencies, namely the US$, which will fail one day soon!
An excellent article written recently on Nov 12 by Alfred Adask titled ‘Fiat Currency Sorcery’ gave some insights on how LUCIFER also known as SATAN, is weakening the nations Is14:12; to bring them all nations under his subjugation and rule, through deception by SORCERY, which is another word for Magic. During the days of the prophet Moses, Ex7:11 states that ‘..Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments’. Sorcerers do magic to deceive and to bewitch others. Ac8:9 states that Simon the Sorcerer ‘..bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one’.
Revelation chapter 18 speaks of the great fall of a commercial BABYLON– a GREAT CITY, and a world trade center: ‘BABYLON the great, is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils..’v3, that in just one hour this great city will be under severe judgmentv10, where all kinds of important commodities are traded there.. gold, silver, precious stones, linen, silk, wood, brass, iron, marble, spices, wine, oil, etc v10-13. The merchants of these things shall wailv15 ‘for in one hour so great riches is come to nought..’v17. Re18:23 states ‘..for thy merchants were the GREAT MEN of the earth; for by thy SORCERIES were all nations deceived’. How were all nations deceived by SORCERIES? Who are these GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH, the merchants of BABYLON, and what kind of SORCERIES did they perform to deceive the nations?
Can you guess what great city this ‘BABYLON’ may be today, where the world’s most important stock, commodity, and bond markets reside, and the most important commercial banks are headquartered? In this day, it can be none other than NEW YORK CITY! There is an old adage ‘you can fool some people some of the time, but you cannot fool all people all the time’. But in the case of fiat paper money– the US$, most people today are ignorant and being deceived as to its worth, and what will eventually happen to the ever-increasing paper money supply of US$ that is being created today right ‘out of thin air’, like magic and by deception. Enter the DRAGON aka SATAN, the Devil Re12:9; SATAN’S SORCERY Through the US FEDERAL RESERVE BANK (FRB).
SORCERY- The US FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, Neither Federal, Nor A Reserve
The Federal Reserve Bank is not a part of the US Federal Gov’t, and it contains no reserve for the US. Its name is a very clever one, for it is a private bank, and holds no real reserve for America. The FRB is owned by a few of the wealthiest men in the world. The US Congress gave up its constitutional authority to ‘coin money’, by approving the formation of the Federal Reserve System nearly 100 years ago in Dec 1913, to take charge of the US money supply. The point that the FRB is the master of SORCERY is easily proven because since 1971 over 40 years ago, despite printing of enormous amounts of money, there is absolutely ‘no US$ convertibility into gold, or any backing of any sort for the US$’. The FRB prints US$ out of the thin air and bewitches people all over the world and nations to accept it as a medium of exchange. It is just paper with nothing backing it!
In Aug 1971 Pres. Nixon closed the ‘gold window’ denying foreign nations the right to exchange their US$ holdings for gold. At the peak of gold prices in Sep 2011 at $1900 per oz, the Official US Gold Holding of 8134 tons, about 262 million oz, was worth less than $500 billion. Yet today, the official US national debt of over $16 trillion is 32 times greater than all the gold the US owns. Moreover, there are over $100 trillion the US Gov’t owed in unfunded liabilities, to individuals and corporations in cash and savings in America and elsewhere. Furthermore, the US gold holding has not been audited since 1953, leading many people to wonder whether there is any gold left in Fort Knox, KY or in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Is all the gold still there or has some been stolen? Whatever, the point made here is that there is a pitiful amount, or no backing of the US$ that everyone holds!
Since 2008, due to the slowing of our economy, mega bankruptcies, high unemployment and home foreclosures, increased social support, fighting two wars aboard, and declining tax revenues, the US Gov’t has run up deficits of more than $1 trillion each year for the past 4 years. Latest figures show that for the 1st two months in FY 2013, the US deficit is $292 billion, or $1.75 trillion annualized. Today, the US Gov’t is spending $4.8 billion daily that it doesn’t have, and must borrow 46¢ for each dollar it spends. When the US Gov’t goes into debt, it borrows the money from the Federal Reserve. With the present US national debt over $16 trillion, the accumulated interest is over $360 billion yearly, mostly owed to the FRB, who created the money out of nothing! Presently, the FRB is buying $85 billion monthly of US Gov’t treasury and mortgage bonds or about $1 trillion yearly. This is known as Quantitative Easing. But where does the FRB get all its unlimited money to bail out the US Gov’t? THIS IS THE SORCERY– the money is created right out of ‘thin air’ before our very eyes, and it is accepted everywhere and by everyone!
Today in order to bail out the US, the FRB is ‘digitally printing’ about $85 billion a month to prevent a collapse of America’s economy. The FRB’s financing the US Govt’s spending is called ‘monetizing the debt’; printing new money to pay off our national deficit. The FRB ‘prints’ the money and gives it to the US Treasury, thereby increasing the US national debt, now exceeding $16.3 trillion. This is the SORCERY by the FRB as stated in Re18:23 ‘..for THY MERCHANTS were the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH; for by thy SORCERIES were all nations deceived’. Nations are being duped and deceived into accepting valueless paper money that one day will be no good. Very few American people are aware of this deception and/or clamoring against it! The present inordinate printing of US$ via Quantitative Easing (QE) to infinity will eventually bring about the collapse of America and the rest of the world!
The Incredible Explosive US National Debt- (US National Debt Growth Since 1913- 5000Xs)
It took the US over 200 years (1982) to reach a $1 trillion in debt, then 4 years later (1986) to double to $2 trillion; then 6 years (1992) to double to $4 trillion; 14 years (2006) to double again to $8 trillion, and finally only 6 years (Sep 2012) to double to $16 trillion. Since 2008 the US national debt has increased from $10 trillion to over $16 trillion, a 60% increase in just 4 years. For Congress to resolve America’s Fiscal Cliff would require the printing of even more US$, causing the US national debt to rise inexorably. The US credit rating would be greatly impaired, resulting in a downgrade of the US bonds, interest rates to skyrocket, and high inflation and high cost of living to return!
The Incredible Shrinking US$
According to experts, back in 1913 when the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) took control of the US money supply, the 1913 US$ of a 100¢ is now worth less than 5¢. The purchasing power of the US$ has lost 95% of its value due to the inflation of our money supply by the FRB and the US Gov’t overspending! Thus, it would take 20 times the amount of money to buy something today than a 100 years ago. Since Aug 1971 when the ‘gold window’ was closed, and denying exchange of the US$ for gold to foreign countries, the 1971 US$ is now worth only 18¢. Presently, there is nothing backing the enormous amounts of US$ here and everywhere in the world- except for the full faith and credit of the US Gov’t! The incredible shrinking US$ will continue to shrink as the US goes into future rounds of QE! America will eventually go over the Fiscal Cliff no matter what actions Congress take. America is ‘hooked on debt’, and our national debt one day will bring on our own demise!
Adask Law- Fiat Currency Sorcery
In his excellent article, Alfred Adask quotes economist John Maynard Keynes, who made a very interesting and cogent point that describes what is happening to America and the US$ today: ‘There’s no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch (inflate) the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which only one man in a million can diagnose’ The Economic Consequences of Peace by Keynes (1920). What Keynes was alluding to is that very few people can understand what will eventually happen to the US$. The present hidden forces of destruction in the infinite printing of US$ by the Federal Reserve Bank will bring forth a collapse of the US economy and the ruination of our way of life. Soon with hyperinflation, the US$ will one day be worthless! But this seems to be the only solution the US Gov’t has to survive- borrow increasingly more money from the FRB, and for the FRB to accommodate it by printing more money out of ‘thin air’, like SORCERY-MAGIC.
Here are a few rhetorical questions (paraphrased) from Adask’s paper Fiat Currency Sorcery: When the FRB through the US Treasury prints new currency, do they pay for the paper, ink, and labor with the money they already printed? Can the US Treasury print any amount of money on a piece of paper? Why pay interest on the US national debt when the US Gov’t could just pay it off by printing one piece of paper for that amount? Why does the Federal Reserve Bank shred tons of worn and torn Federal Reserve Notes daily, instead of giving them to the poor? Who in their right mind would shred or burn money? Doesn’t the daily shredding of our fiat currency prove that Federal Reserve Notes are not ‘money’? Why does the US Gov’t go to the trouble of issuing and selling US Treasury bonds when they can simply print all the money that they need? Why doesn’t the US Gov’t just print all the money it needs instead of issuing bonds? What is stopping them? Finally why would the US Gov’t need to collect any taxes if they can just print money? Herein lies the SORCERY, where fiat currency namely the US$ is foisted upon an ignorant world until one day due to the creation of too much ‘money’, like magic, the ‘money’ loses all its value and ‘poof’, it disappears! This will eventually lead to a hyperinflation similar to what happened in Germany in the 1920’s!
Germany’s Weimar Republic Hyperinflation
Here is an anecdote of the terrible hyperinflation experienced in the 1920s Germany written in the book The Penniless Billionaires. A wealthy German widow in her fifties decided to visit relatives in Switzerland. At that time in 1919, she had more than 600,000 marks in a bank account, equivalent to $70,000 then. She had intended to visit for only a few weeks but overstayed because she broke her hip, and also developed tuberculosis! A few years later in 1923 she was well enough to return to Frankfurt. Upon returning home she discovered a nightmare! In a stack of accumulated mail, she had three letters from the bank. The 1st letter was from a friend, a minor bank official, requesting her to come in to discuss strategies because the ‘purchasing power of the German mark was declining’. The 2nd letter from the bank requesting that she should close her account because the amount she had was now ‘too small’ for them to hold. The 3rd letter she opened from the bank stated that her bank account was closed, and the smallest denomination they had to repay her was a ‘one million mark note‘! With great shock and panic, she looked at the front of the envelope and noticed that the canceled postage stamp was also ‘one million marks’. The ravages of hyperinflation savaged her once great savings that could have provided her a comfortable living, to the value of a postage stamp!
There are many other similar horror stories of that era, like people burning worthless paper money to keep warm. The people hurt most were those who had savings in paper money, government bonds, retirement accounts, and fixed pensions. Banks and insurance companies also suffered huge losses and were left with nothing but their paper money. Ironically, the ones that made out were those with huge debts, or mortgages, since they could pay off their loans with cheaper money, like paying off a ‘million dollar home’ for the price of a postage stamp. This same hyperinflation will also soon visit America as she is now flooding herself with more fiat US$ in order to survive!
SATAN’s Role in the Endtimes- to Destroy the US$ and World’s Economy By SORCERY
Re12:9 states ‘..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..’. Here we see that SATAN is referred to as the great Dragon, that old Serpent, the Devil. 1Pe5:8 tells ‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’. SATAN is the thief who ‘cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy..’ Jn10:10; ‘..He was a murderer from the beginning’, ‘a liar and the father of lies’ Jn8:44. Jesus said ‘I beheld SATAN as lightning fall from heaven’ Lk10:18. In Is14:12, it spoke of LUCIFER aka SATAN, ‘..how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations!’. Piecing all these scriptures together, we see that SATAN is our adversary and a murderer, and wants to take as many people to Hell with him! His job is to destroy all people and the nations with lies and half-truths, lying, stealing, and killing, and deceiving all nations by SORCERIES Re18:23.
Finally, Re12:12 tells ‘Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time’. This means that the SORCERIES that SATAN is perpetrating through ‘the merchants of Babylon, the great men of the earth’, of printing enormous amounts of paper money, will accelerate and come to a head. Because of extreme indebtedness and the printing of fiat paper currencies, the already weakened nations will soon collapse. The old world order will soon be destroyed. Consider this: there are strange and cryptic Masonic symbolisms on every US$ bill. On the ‘Great Seal’ there is the ‘All-Seeing Eye’, the ‘Great Pyramid’, and the Latin words ‘ANNUIT COEPIS’ meaning ‘our enterprise is crowned with success’ and ‘NORVO ORDO SECULORUM’, a ‘NEW WORLD ORDER’. Together these two phrases mean ‘OUR NEW WORLD ORDER IS NOW A SUCCESS’ (See Satan On Our Dollar)! By the SORCERY of printing unbacked paper fiat currency, SATAN has deceived and weakened all nations, and will bring forth a worldwide collapse. The AntiChrist reign will then begin, and the mark of the Beast 666 issued Re13:16-18, during the Great Tribulation period that Jesus spoke of in Mt24:21!
The Last Age Before Jesus Returns
Many people are wondering whether we are living in the last days of the last age before Jesus Christ returns to earth. With the economic systems in America and Europe ready to collapse due to their great monetary indebtedness, an incipient war brewing in the Middle East, and with many nations armed to their teeth with nuclear warheads, many are wondering whether we are living in the endtimes. Even now, there is a monster storm named HURRICANE SANDY moving north along the northeast corridor off the Atlantic Seaboard where over 50 million people are living. This hurricane is appropriately dubbed FRANKENSTORM, in deference to the coming Halloween holiday- a day of celebration of Satan and his demonic forces- ghosts and goblins, which the world is unwittingly caught up in! Could this monster apocalyptic storm FRANKENSTORM be a sign of God’s great displeasure with America? Is God trying to get our attention or to tell us something?
But then there are also many scoffers and unbelievers who think that the earth will continue as it is, and are very skeptical that the end and the return of Jesus Christ to earth are very near. Nearly 2000 years ago, the apostle Peter wrote
‘Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation’ 2Pe2:3,4.
Since the first man Adam partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil Ge3:12, man has degenerated into a very evil being, filled with lusts, greed, corruption, and violence. Man is literally destroying himself and the earth, and has proven himself incapable of governing himself. We live in a very troubled world, and man’s capacity for wickedness knows no bounds. The Bible states God will ‘.. destroy them which destroy the earth’ Re11:18. We will soon see what it is like when mankind falls into the hands of an angry God. The wrath of God will soon be poured upon all mankind from the ‘cup of his indignation’ Re14:10. God will judge the earth with His fury. Heb10:31 states ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’, and Heb12:29, ‘For our God is a consuming fire’. After God’s judgment, Jesus Christ will then return and establish His millennial kingdom on earth as ‘KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS’ Re19:16.
About 2000 years ago, Jesus’ disciples asked him ‘what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?’ Mt24:3. This very provocative question is more appropriate today, and has a greater and more profound meaning than ever before. His disciples fully expected Jesus to leave them, but also to return as he had told them that he would Jn14:2,3. They did not know where He was going, how he was going to get there, and when He would return. But they sensed that the world was going to end soon, perhaps in their lifetime. The disciples’ world then was very small, perhaps no more than 2000 miles in any direction. The world today is in great economic upheaval with great strife among the nations, and the earth is experiencing great apocalyptic natural disasters- weather, earthquakes and tsunamis!
The Bible Details the Endtimes- Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 and the Book of Revelation
The Bible details the last days before Jesus’ return in these chapters and book. In Mt24:4-39, as signs of the endtimes, Jesus spoke of widespread deception, wars, famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. The endtimes are characterized by Jesus’ warnings of false Christs and false prophets, and of great spiritual deception Mt24:4,11,24. Jesus said there will be a great falling way due to immorality v12. He said ‘this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come’v14. With air travel, radio, satellite TV coverage, and now the Internet, this prophecy of the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world today has been greatly facilitated. Lk21:25,26 state ‘there will be ‘distress of nations, with perplexity.. 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. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory’. The Temple in Jerusalem will soon be rebuilt, and animal sacrifice restored. Then the Antichrist will cause the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet v15. Those in Judaea are told to flee into the mountains v16. Jesus said GREAT TRIBULATION such as the world has never experienced, shall then occur v21. Jesus will then return in that generation when all these things are fulfilled v34. The time of the end is sooner than most people think, and many will not be ready when Jesus returns!
Luke 21 adds more details regarding the time of the end. Jesus said the Jews shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled v24. This happened at the destruction of Jerusalem by Roman General Favius Titus in 70 AD. When the Jews returned to Israel in 1948, the times of the Gentiles were fulfilled. Jesus said there will be signs in the heavens and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts will fail them for fear and looking after those things which are coming on the earth. The powers of heaven shall be shaken. Economic collapse will surely occur! Revelation also reveals of things which shall be hereafter during the endtimes Re1:19: the opening of the 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 vials of judgments; the fate of the endtime false church system MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS and ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH Re17:5; the collapse of the world economic system Re18. There will be a World War where over 1/4 to 1/3 of the world will be killed or destroyed Re6:8,8:8-11; and the rise of the Antichrist, the man of sin 2Th2:3,4,8-12, Re13:1 and his False Prophet v11. Then will be the time of the Great Tribulation that will last for 42 months v5, before the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to earth Jude14,15, Re19:11-16.
The apostle Paul also warns us 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, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof..’ 2Ti3:1-5. Also, increasing homosexuality; people filled with ‘all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents..’ Ro1:26-31. ‘They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God’ Ga5:19-21.
The Return of Israel as a Nation- One of the Most Significant Endtime Signs
When Israel became a nation again on May 14, 1948, she allowed for the many prophecies written by the prophets by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, etc., to be fulfilled. After 2600 years of scattering (diaspora), because of her great suffering and the slaughter of 6 million of Jews in the Holocaust of WWII, the United Nations declared Israel a nation again and gave the Jews a homeland in the land of Palestine, a fulfillment of what God told Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the prophets. Now Satan and the world’s hatred for Israel will also then bring forth the final war of Armageddon!
In Part II, we will look at some of the significant events that have occurred since the beginning of World War II, over the past 70 years, that signified that we are living in the endtimes, and what is yet to be fulfilled in this Last Age Before Jesus Returns! We will look at the mess that the world is in and why Jesus will come again in the Rapture, to deliver us from the wrath to come 1Th1:10!
To be continued soon… Part II to follow.