|This website comprises the Abrahamic Expression of faith, which goes to the Jew and the Gentile, with a Messianic slant. I affirm the fullness of biblical truth, embracing the cross of Calvary. I reject Babylonian paganism in the church and the legalistic excesses of the Messianic Movement. This ministry has a distinct kingdom vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for the Jewish people. My position is pre-trib! Personally: I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My interest in Bible prophecy was instant. My calling came soon afterwards. It is to share this great drama, to stand watching and to glorify my God.|
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Edition 178 October 7th 2013
What must still be fulfilled?
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
►Peace Talks update:
We have nothing new this time. All is still on track. Surprisingly, the talks have not broken down once yet. Bear in mind that you can’t build a world of peace without going God’s way. God will allow the peace talks to continue and reach a conclusion, then like the tower of Babel it will end in judgment and disaster.
►General news items:
●Islam, the so-called religion of peace, has just produced an example of their methods. Not surprisingly the world’s mass media did not even report it. A 10 year old girl in Syria was tied up and made to watch her mother being hacked to death. Then they turned and cut the girl’s heart out. On the same day a Muslim father beheaded four of his children.
●The US Government shutdown continues. It is now becoming a world market event and we haven’t even got to the bigger debt-ceiling issue yet on the 17th. October may be the month of a big market crash!
●World Bank cuts China and most of Asia growth forecasts.
What must still be fulfilled?
God’s wrath will soon begin to be poured out on this evil world, but before these things all kick off there are some outstanding prophecies still to be fulfilled.
One must occur before the tribulation period begins and others may be fulfilled shortly afterwards. Some of these prophecies may be fulfilled very quickly, due to their nature, and some simultaneously.
If you believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, as I do (cautiously), these prophecies are related in various ways, as you will see.
The shock is that there is only one that must be fulfilled before the tribulation can begin. There is a much greater shock coming for many professing Christians who will go blindly into the tribulation and an even greater shock for all unbelievers as the tribulation rolls onto the stage culminating in the most terrible events the world has ever seen or ever will see again. Many will repent and many won’t.
These are exciting – very exciting -and dangerous days!
In this edition, I’m not dealing with the prophecies of the Tribulation except for some which may begin before and overlap into it.
The first very important and required prophecy is the peace pact:
(See edition 174 for more)
The actual event that begins the tribulation period is the signing or confirming of some sort of peace deal with Israel and “the many” (Daniel 9:27). This peace deal will be confirmed or signed by the person who will be revealed as the antichrist in that act. He will be the head of “the many”. I am aware of some who believe that this may not be the antichrist himself who confirms the covenant. Either way, he will be revealed at the start.
All previous peace treaties or accords essentially failed. None were ratified except for some localised peace deals as with Jordan and Israel. The portion of scripture dealing with this in Daniel 9:27 implies that the Temple will be involved as well.
This treaty must be in place right at the start of the tribulation – on that exact day.
Right now we have a comprehensive peace process on the go due for completion in about five months time. The timing, nature and content of these talks between Israel and the Palestinians could not be more important!
The destruction of Syria, Jordan and Egypt:
We all know the famous prophecy of the destruction of Damascus and Amman, Jordan in Isaiah 17. The nature of the prophecy and the fact that Syria is not in other later end-time prophecies implies that this will be fulfilled shortly before the tribulation begins. That is not absolutely definite though. It could occur early in the tribulation.
As we look at the news media today we see that Syria is on the doorstep of this all coming to pass. It will occur very quickly. In fact according to Isaiah 17, it will happen “in a day.”
Fateful Iran, Gog and Magog:
The great world war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, also referred to as WW111, will involve Russia, numerous Islamic nations, some North African nations and a number of Middle Eastern nations. The prime player of the Middle East will be Iran. This will be a short monumental war. We can’t be completely sure of the timing, but it seems as if this war may begin just before the tribulation begins.
The prophecy refers to a seven-year clean-up period, which may be a reference to the seven-year tribulation.
Both this war and the Syrian war will be very short in duration, implying nuclear conflict.
One of the strange prophecies of this great battle is that Israel will be a land of “unwalled villages” at the time. This may mean that some sort of false peace will be achieved before the war. It may also be a reference to the fact that Israel today is “unwalled” within its own territory. It could also be a reference to the fact that Israel does have a sort-of peace deal with Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, on Israel’s borders.
“Unwalled villages” may also come about as a result of the current peace talks.
The “king of the north” and the “king of the south” must be in place. Daniel 11
These two are not known just yet. They seem to be referring to a leader of either Egypt, Iran or Saudi Arabia. It will most likely not be Egypt due to other prophecies relating to Egypt becoming a weak state. The “king of the north” may be the leader of Russia or the leader of Turkey. They must be in place as the war of Gog and Magog kicks off.
Again, they could appear on the prophetic stage quickly.
End-time revised European Union:
This evil empire must be in place very soon into the tribulation. It does not have to be up and running beforehand, although it might be. Today Europe is in economic turmoil with the union not working as it was planned. There have been many calls for a new European Union. The end-time confederacy must have ten main members and an eastern as a well as a western leg. Turkey may be the key eastern-leg member.
World economic collapse and upheaval:
There is no doubt that the person to become the antichrist will set up a system of financial control in the tribulation period. “No man will buy or sell without the mark” and other prophecies indicate that this system of control is coming.
Isaiah 10:13-14 “By the strength of my hand (the antichrist,) I have done it, and by my wisdom for I am prudent; I have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasuries...My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people; I have gathered all the earth and there was none who opened his mouth with even a peep.”
The verse above shows the system of control and domination that is coming under the antichrist.
This financial system will most probably have a new one-world currency. It does not need to be in place before the tribulation begins. It will most probably come into full operation early in the tribulation. A collapse of the current world economic system may be just the thing needed to bring this all about!
We will see the forerunners of this before we get to the tribulation.
It can happen very quickly. A sudden, big, world market crash, a sudden deterioration in the dollar and a collapse in confidence and sentiment can spark economic chaos in a flash. This would create the climate for a “fiscal saviour” to emerge and create the new satanically inspired and driven system.
►My friends, I have recently come into contact with some very interesting people. They are high powered attorneys, and insiders within the World Bank, the Jesuits and other organisations. I’ve just been sent reams of incredible information that will soon rock the world! I know this sounds dramatic and just like another conspiracy theory, but the credentials of the people involved say otherwise. The timing is amazing as is the content on many fronts.
Right now I am sifting through hundreds of documents and recorded phone conversations to put it all together from a Biblical and prophetic point of view.
God willing, this will be the subject of an upcoming edition.
●May I ask the many people and ministries that pray for me regularly to pray for my protection as I do this important work.
The Third Temple must be rebuilt:
There are numerous prophecies implying a rebuilt, third Temple on the Temple Mount. This must be in place at the halfway mark through the tribulation. This is where the antichrist sets himself up as the “abomination of desolation” spoken of by Daniel at the halfway mark.
Obviously it takes a fair amount of time to build a temple. We can presume that the conditions for the rebuilding of the Temple will be in place just before or at least at the start of the tribulation period. This may occur as part of the current peace talks, or as a result of war and the destruction of the Dome of the Rock, or by an interfaith agreement.
The Temple Institute has already created all the implements, furnishings and trained up the priests. Check out their website for more on this: The Temple Institute.
The great apostate church and the multi-faith empire of Satan:
Matthew 24:12 “Because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”
1 Timothy 4:1 “The Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “That day won’t come unless the great apostasy comes first.” (This word “apostasy” may also refer to the actual rapture and not the general falling away, although both will occur.)
Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works, (church at Laodicea) that you are neither hot nor cold. I could wish that you were either. So then because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of My mouth.”
Revelation 2:22”...I will cast her (corrupt church) into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
Romans 11:22 sees the “cutting off” of churches who come against Israel being “grafted back into its Olive tree” in the last days.
The above verses are just a few indicating that there will be a big falling away from the faith. We are in fact seeing it develop now.
Do you know why a solid knowledge of Spirit-taught Bible prophecy is so important? It is so that you do not fall into this huge dungeon of darkness:
Much of the church has already become the child of the False Prophet, soon to be revealed.
The Bible is clear that the end-time church will become lukewarm, cold and stone dead. It will be led by clever men and women from this seminary and that. Leaders will lead by their intellect and with Satan in disguise empowering them.
The unsaid worship of the world is the agenda of most churches out there these days.
Separation to God produces a separation from the world. Separation from God produces friendship with the world.
Many people think we become holy by stopping this or that. No, we become holy by being separated unto God. Put very simply, Satan's power in the world is everywhere. Yet whenever we walk in the Spirit by faith in God, that power just evaporates.
In the tribulation period there will be a huge multi-faith religious organisation headed by the person who will be revealed as the false prophet. This evil empire will think it is good and working with and for God.
These prophecies are general end-time prophecies and not exact-time related. This climate will become worse and worse now through into the tribulation period.
The overall purpose of the multi-faith movement will be to bring peace to the earth and worship to the antichrist. It will all be a giant lie and deception.
This evil organisation will find its complete fulfilment in the tribulation period but it is beginning to come about even now. It does not need to be fully formed at the start of the tribulation, but must be in place soon afterwards.
The gospel preached in all the world and then the end will come:
Matthew 24:14 “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.”
Some claim that this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled because there are still unbelieving tribes out there in various dark forests. Well,the prophecy doesn’t require people saved in every single tribe. It requires that the gospel is preached in every nation. This has most certainly been fulfilled already.
The big list:
Here is a list of some of the other prophecies relating more generally to the overall end-time scenario.
●People would reject the sound doctrine of the Word of God.
●Egypt would exist in the last days - but only as a "lowly Kingdom".
●Chaotic weather will be prevalent.
●Environmental devastation of the planet is foreseen.
●The final generation would be open to receiving a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.
●Many wars and ethnic conflicts would be prevalent. The earth will be filled with violence.
●There will be fearful sights and signs in the skies.
●Multitudes will travel to and fro as knowledge increases.
●Deadly diseases, famines and pestilences will be common.
●Great earthquakes in diverse places are foreseen.
●Deceptive signs and wonders will abound.
●Christians will be hated for His name's sake.
●Men would be lovers of themselves. Youth will become increasingly rebellious.
●Humanity will become increasingly materialistic and lovers of sin and pleasure.
●Homosexuality would be flaunted at the end of the age just like days of Noah and Lot who lived in wicked Sodom.
●In the last days, fallen angels will interact with mankind.
●The nation Israel will be born in one day. The Jews would begin to regather in Israel. Returning Jews would come from the north, south, east, and west. Israel, once a desolate desert, will blossom in the last days and export produce to the world. Israel will prosper economically. A pure language (Hebrew) will be restored. Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Anti-Semitism will be worldwide. All surrounding nations will be united against Israel. Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling to all surrounding peoples. Israel will ultimately be invincible. Israel will be divided. The Eastern Gate will remain closed until the Messiah returns. A rebuilt Temple in Israel is anticipated. The temple sacrifices will be reinstituted. A red heifer without blemish must be born. (It has occurred.) Most Jews will remain blind to their Messiah until the very end.
Time is irreversible or is it? Well, we can’t wind back the clock, but according to the Bible, we can “redeem the time” or buy back the time the devil has stolen from us. This simply means that God allows the grace of advancing in His kingdom so much so, that we can actually erode the time that the devil has stolen from us.
But how much better to be serious about the time we have left. How much better to “number our days” and make every minute count!
We will soon be in a realm where time and space will be part of a new dimension. There will still be time in the Millennium, but true believers will transcend time and space as our Lord and Saviour did. “We will be like Him” declares the Bible.
As we get to the end of the Millennium and into the eternity of eternities again we will be in a new dimension outside of time and space. Much of this is beyond our comprehension now, but in faith we know that something out of this world, beyond imagination is coming.
The only thing no one will be able to do is go back and “do” their lives again. Please “do” your life right with God now.
Time is a most valuable asset in kingdom terms. If you are lying bedridden, or incapacitated, or on the verge of giving up, you still have time which you can transfer into eternal reward at the “bank” of God.
Will the rapture and start of the tribulation be on the same day?
There is no clear indication of this, so the rapture could occur a little before the tribulation begins, but here is my thinking:
The original word “dispensation” appears nine times in the New Covenant, yet we still have many dispensation deniers out there!
The seventieth week of years in the book of Daniel is a very clear reference to the Old Covenant period, which has not been completed and will see it’s culmination in the final seven years. The 69 weeks of years were all of the Old Covenant, and then comes the 2000-year Church dispensation which began at Pentecost. This is a parenthesis or gap between the 69 and 70. Then comes the 70th week, which is part of the 69. All 70 weeks of years are of the same character and linked to each other.
My point is that God always does these things in order. If the Church era is about to come to an end to allow the close of the Old Covenant in the seven-tribulation period, then logic dictates that the church must be removed right at the end of its dispensation and start of the tribulation.
The church age began on a specific date and point in time marked by one of the seven Feasts of the Lord - Pentecost. Would it be unsurprising that it ends on a specific day marked by the next of the Feasts of the Lord to be fulfilled – Trumpets?
It is highly likely and probable that the church is removed on the same day the tribulation begins.
1 Corinthians 14:40 “God does things decently and in order.”
Another reason for these occurring on the same day is that the rapture is identified with the removal of the “restrainer” which is the Holy Spirit-filled Church. This occurs just as the antichrist is revealed.
Also bear in mind that the letters to the seven churches in the first three chapters of the Revelation ends with "Come up here" of chapter four and from there on we have the tribulation spelt out in the rest of the book.
What you can do:
●As regular readers know, this website is not exclusively about prophecy and end- time events although that is central. Much is for your heart and not your head. It is pointless knowing many things and having a cold, unrepentant heart towards God. I encourage you to read editions which are heart-ministry.
You must bend your knee and your head! You must surrender in brokenness and humility to our great God, King and Lord.
The most powerful thing you can do (and must) is say to our Lord that you want Him more and more. You must set your heart to know Him more intimately. You must sideline your own opinions and immerse your life in His.
A very regular prayer of my own is “Lord, that I may know you more deeply and Lord that you would know me.”
Very few people in this world are privileged to know these deep things of God. Many people are unaware that Bible prophecy is right now in the process of being fulfilled. Most are ignorant or miss-informed. That changes nothing. Prophecy is rolling ahead regardless. Many will wake up when it’s too late. How much better to go with the flow now!
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me who they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son.”
Micah 5:2 “You O Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler over Israel, whose goings forth have been from everlasting.”
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
I shot this picture recently from a helicopter in the Drakensberg Mountains. This was during some wild winds throwing us around like a toy (You can see the top of the waterfall being blown around). This is a representation of the fact that most people will have their faith “blown” all over the place in the coming storms.
Psalm 36:6 “Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgements are great and deep...”
Shalom and grow in grace!