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Taken from "The Seven letters"
Over the last twenty years, I have been watching as all the prophesies of the Last days before the second coming have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. From the 800% increase in earthquakes and 100% increase in natural disasters (CNN) to plagues in envelopes, sure to get worse; As we witness the present day circumstances / the surrounding and persecution of Gods covenant Land, Israel.... The plans for the rebuilding of the Temple on the Holy site, and other signs of His coming... There is an urgency in the air, an urgency to spread the news of His truth and coming...
He clearly tells us when you see the times of this season become manifest our day is coming to an end... Israel is Gods Time clock! He will come against any nation that tries to divide/harm Israel and this is fast becoming the entire world... I see America, for political/monetary reasons doing just this... Trying to build up a coalition with the very perpetuators of the schemes against us and Israel . Next week America will announce their wish for a creation of a Palestinian state and as mentioned in past letters there is a direct correlation between the decisions pertaining to the break up of Israel and national disasters! Will we see this pattern accelerate into another/other national disasters of even greater magnitude, will we see the Hand of our enemy be allowed to strike us again for our disobedience to Gods word???
I have closely watched over the years as every sign, in scripture past and present being fulfilled. The 'New World Order' is upon us, All is being set to implement this ' World Order". World Government and world unity demanded by world strife. The architects of evil have been busy setting up the foundation of their grand deceit.. The antichrist... His time is near, his stage is being set, the foundation laid; When God walks on this stage the play is over. We must recognize this order being formed before our eyes in this important time....
Bible prophecy has been known to be 100% accurate although some interpretations do vary. The majority of Bible scholars however, do agree in a literal interpretation... It predicts a series of events that many believe will occur very soon.
One of the initial things to happen, probably as a result of the terrorism we see today or some future global crisis, will be a one world government. We see this new order being put in play today. Their aim will be to force everyone to accept a satanic mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell (Rev 13:16-17). Only in this generation can we now see the huge need for a personal identification marked on our bodies for permanent identification and a barrier to prevent a host of illegal activity, immigration, thief and terrorism to mention a few.. the next terror attract will be enough to demand this mark not only by our leaders but our society..
The plan for this mark is being debated today and another attack will seal its acceptance by the general public... we cannot take it, as a Christian we cannot receive this mark... this crossroads is the point of persecution in our land, the point when Christian will have to decide where they stand...The point of truth for many of us...
When the time comes to take this mark whether it be this year or down the road ....do not think it as just another coincidence, but rather exactly what we were foretold of so long ago...as all the other signs of the season, this is our point of no return... -for all who take this Mark will not enter the Kingdom of heaven...
For those who think this notion is farfetched I will tell you something interesting... We now have the technology to place an invisible tattoo on the skin of all citizens for a very affordable cost and for the essential purpose of national security and personal identity .. This Mark which would certainly be placed in an area where a scanner could interact with it.. as on the hand or forehead... as stated in our Bible. I believe an Invisible tattoo would be acceptable and might be the answer to any wide spread objection to implants and other forms of 'marking.'
Another interesting fact... the bar code system currently being used world wide is a very simple solution to this need for personal marking of all citizens and if you were to look at the bar code of every item you bye, you will find it is bracketed by two thin lines on each side of the bar code and another two thin lines in the middle of the bar code... Take a look... They are a little longer than the rest of the lines. These two thin line represents the numeral Six in bar code language.. Hence you have the famed 666 on all produces on the shelf's today, already!
Once tattooed on ones Hand you will have the Mark... 666 on your person, in compliance with the scriptural account of the mark of the Beast... scary but true... Whether this plays out as I have explained here, we shall have to wait; But the technology, reasoning, need and desire is now upon us and the attitude in our society has developed along this path, for our own protection...
This solution in a mark is now reasoned to be a method on how we can protect ourselves from the terror and infringement of our freedom; But actually binds us to the enslavement of the antichrist and the New world order.... How long will it be before we are asked/commanded to receive this mark?
I believe as soon as we relies that we cannot stop the increases in Islamic extremist terror...
For many a identification Mark will become a necessary reality for all who wish peace and safety in our world... beware of this Mark of the Beast... This is the work of the "antichrist" and something we must watch with a discerning eye... The antichrist being an attitude/philosophy in the world against Christ as well as a person is being prepared for this era of the Mark and One World Government... A world order or unity created through necessity to bring on and created a false harmony and peace, which most societies /people are screaming for now...
The Bible predicts two one world leaders or Antichrists who will rule the entire world (Rev 13, Dan 7:8, 11, 23). One will be the main leader, or the Beast, while the other, the False Prophet, will perform miracles and force the world to worship the Beast and his Image. The False Prophet, whose number is 666, will enforce the mark, which could be a tattoo or computer chip. Initially they will promise peace, and deceive many that they are good. They will reign for 7 Jewish (360 day) years, after they sign a treaty with many people. The day the agreement is signed will begin the 7 year tribulation (Dan 9:27). During that period, there will be tribulation on the earth worse then any ever before (Math 24:21). They will reign over 10 powers initially, and later they will gain more power and overthrow 3 of them (Dan 7:7, 8, 20, 24, Rev 13:1, Rev 17:13, 14).
In the middle of the 7 year tribulation, 1260 days after the agreement is signed, the Beast will break the agreement, gain ultimate control and enter the temple he built, claiming to be God and blaspheming against God (Dan 9:27, 7:25, Rev13:5, Rev 11:2, 2Thes 2:3-9). At this time he will stop Jewish sacrifices in this temple he promised the Jews. There will be widespread genocide and persecution, especially of Christians and people who don't worship the Beast or his Image, which the False Prophet will cause to speak (Rev 13:15). The world leaders will deceive many, as the Beast is prophesied to be put to death and later regain life again (Rev 13:3, 12). The world leaders will form a more cruel dictatorship than any before them (Dan 7:7).
The Bible warns that if you accept the mark on your right hand or forehead to enable buying or selling, and worship the Beast and his Image you will come under the control of the Devil and be destined for Hell (Rev 14:9, 10, 2Thes 2:11, 12). It is better to die instead, and give your life to Jesus by surrendering to him, and asking him to forgive your sins, and to gain eternal life (John 3:16, Rom 10:9, Rev 3:19-21, Acts 17:30). Don't be deceived like many, who will worship the Antichrist or his Image, and receive his mark (Rev 13:14).
The Bible also foretells a supernatural event where many Christians will disappear from the earth and be taken by Jesus to Heaven. This is expected to be just before or during the tribulation and could even begin the tribulation. Some say it could be at the end of the tribulation. (Math 24:40, 41, 1Thes 4:15-17)
At the time a one world government will be portrayed as a solution to all our problems, and the leaders will fool the world that it will bring peace. It will bring false peace for a short while, but it will be followed by tribulation. The most likely cause of a one world government would be a worldwide crisis to cause panic. This could be something like a natural disaster, war, terrorist attack, financial crises, or a supernatural event. One of these things could be deliberately engineered by people wanting to take over the world so they can gain power.
The order and magnitude of events during the tribulation is foretold in the Bible. During the first half initially there will be the following sequence of events:
1. An agreement of false peace. 2. War. 3. Famine. 4. Death to 1/4 of the earth's population due to famine, war and wild animals. 5. Christians being martyred for their beliefs. 6. A great earthquake where the moon turns red and sun goes black. The sky appears to roll up with falling stars. Every mountain and island moves from its place, with people so afraid that they hide themselves in caves and amongst rocks from God. 7. Noises, thunderings, lightnings and an earthquake. (Rev 6, Rev 8:1-5)
Probably in the first half of the tribulation two witnesses proclaim God. They have power to kill people who try to harm them and they have power to stop rain, and cause plagues. At the end of their 1260 day testimony they are killed by the Antichrist, to the delight of the world, and their bodies lay in Jerusalem for 3 and a half days before they regain life and ascend to heaven. Then there is an earthquake destroying 1/10 of Jerusalem and killing 7000 people (Rev 11:1-14). Maybe around the same time, there are a group of 144,000 Christians who are dedicated to God (Rev 14:1-5).
The following sequence of events happen probably near the start of second half of the 7 year tribulation: 1. Hail and fire mingled with blood burn up 1/3 of the trees and all green grass.
2. Something like a great mountain burning with fire is thrown into the sea, 1/3 of the sea becomes blood, 1/3 of living creatures in the sea die and 1/3 of the ships are destroyed. 3. A falling star makes 1/3 of the springs and rivers bitter, which causes people to die when they drink the water. 4. The sun, moon and stars lose 1/3 of their brightness and don't shine for 1/3 of the day and 1/3 night. 5. Scorpion like locusts sting (but not kill) non Christian people for 5 months. 6. An army of 200,000,000 kill 1/3 of the world's population. 7. There are noises, thunderings, lightnings, an earthquake and great hail. (Rev 8:6 to 9:21, Rev 11:19)
The following happen towards the end of the tribulation: 1. A severe sore comes upon people, with the mark of the Antichrist needed to buy or sell. 2. The sea becomes as blood and every living creature in the sea dies. 3. Rivers and springs become blood. 4. The sun scorches people. 5. There is darkness in the Antichrist's kingdom and people gnawed their tongues due to their pain. They blaspheme God and do not repent. 6. The Euphrates River dries up and paves a way for the kings of the east, which gather, along with others from the whole world, for the battle of Armageddon. 7. The greatest earthquake ever causes all the islands and mountains to disappear, and Jerusalem to be split into three parts. (Rev 16).
At some time during the tribulation the world's city containing much wealth is destroyed and mourned over (Rev 18). This city is known as Babylon.
At the end of the tribulation there will be the battle of Armageddon, where the world will be fighting Israel, the Beast and then Jesus, when he comes back to destroy the wicked and initially take the two Antichrists to Hell (Rev 19:19-21, Dan 11:44, 45). He will then restore his glorious kingdom on earth, where he will reign over the chosen people and Christians on earth for 1000 years, in a world of peace with no Satan (Rev 20:1-6, Is 60-66). At the end of that period, there will be the final battle, when Satan is released into the world to cause war again (Rev 21:7-9). The world will then end, and Christians will enjoy a New Heaven and New Earth (Rev:21). The wicked and non believers will go to Hell along with Satan (Rev 20:10-15).
The exact date that this is going to happen is unknown. Although many signs and prophecies indicate that the tribulation could begin any time, we really don't know...But as we watch Israel it would seem the time is near... In this generation..
This New Order may not include America as we know it today... But as a weaker defeated nation ravaged by the evil forces planning against Her now, this includes Russia, China and Islam... I have a Bad feeling about America, I'm sorry..I read to many prophets proclaiming her doom.. I pray we all pray for her well being... However what ever happens here... The Mark is coming...as we are told in scripture... How else could we stop / control our present day world events from escalating...? How else can we control the deluge of world wide terrorism?
As the great wall came down and Russia spread her errors throughout the world giving our present day nemesis; the Islamic fundamentalists potentially lethal arms of mass destruction ... Arms they hope to kill us with...We can all clearly see the present day order needing drastic changes. China: the unknown element, soon to show her true colours, has blossomed into a super power with views we will never understand; The tensions with Her are being hidden from us all.
The time lines are exactly as foretold once you consider one and three quarter years was added to our present calendar... The land lease of our earth is up... In the generation of the reestablishment of Israel in 1948 or the conquering of Jerusalem in 1967...the end will come... the prophesied troubled times will surely be in our generation....a generation can be argued to be 52.4 years in a Biblical sense.. This is our time, this is our Generation! We have been warned by God for thousands of years... He foretold all to the Letter... He tells us to watch for the season, to fill our Lamps.. to be ready . the season is now... Many wonders, calamities and torment is on our horizon; He tells us not to fear... Not to fear if we believe in His Son/Jesus... Otherwise we perish... Without a hope/heaven! A revival is coming.. a revival of His true church... oh so near...don't miss it...
I am not a scholar /theologian or even a good Christian for that matter..God uses the least of us to do His work/to show his power, nor am I skilled in the talents of a scribe; However he has taught me many truths in the last while and I am sure they are to be pasted on.. I ask you not to drop this baby, but rather to follow the changes and signs of Gods grace in this day... for your eternal life depends on it... I understand completely why some have little faith... our hesitancy in our faith in God/Jesus is due to worldly influences /Satans world ..Gods Word/message is such a unworldly truth... we have all been conditioned to think of worldy things... this is all foretold In His book... we have to ask God for understanding now...
Only with the Holy Sprit can we understand his way, plan and call... Only with a belief and trust in the Lord can we "make it' through, endure this hardship. He plainly tells us -His Holy Spirit will be revealed in these days ahead.. I pray you hear this message for 'time is short' and our salvation is not something we should casually throw out the window...But rather grab and hang on as if our eternal destiny depends on it... for it most certainly does... "These views are my opinions, Not necessarily the full meaning behind the Word of God; I could be wrong." many people have opposing views on this subject ... However; I believe in this general overview on the sequence of events there is some accuracy... I only ask you to watch and listen as time develops the picture of Gods will... The seals hiding His End time plan, hidden for so long are being removed at this time.
God also Has His Mark... Here is the message I believe is from God ... a trusted prophet of God foretelling Gods wishes for his flock.... It is quite possible that if, as many Christians believe, severe judgment is about to fall upon this world, God would speak through some of His people with information about what is going to happen. As it says in Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets".
PROPHECY FOR TODAY
November 5, 2001
FRUIT OF THE HARVEST
This is a time of preparation. The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. Your are being put into your place. I am giving you the key. This key will open every door. All areas of ministry work together and will be used to usher in the kingdom of God. The message of salvation shall go forth and those who come under the influence of the ministry shall be brought in. You will rejoice when you see the fruit of the harvest.
The key to the building will be in your hand, for I am preparing a place from which the ministry of the Word of God shall go forth. I am erecting the building. It will be a new facility to accommodate the giftings that have been released into you and every gifting will be employed. There will be great joy as this work goes forth, for you will see that you are children of the king and that the king's children are abundantly provided for.
Your offspring shall be blessed. They shall lack no good thing, for I am about to open the heavens and release abundant rains upon them. I am about to draw them near to Myself. I am calling them by name. I have a design and a plan for each of their lives and I will employ them in the work of the harvest. Get ready, for you are about to see a great change, a great turning around in their lives. I am taking them out of the futility of their thinking, out of complacency, and putting them into the flow of My Spirit.
They shall be thrust out with the word of God to deliver it to those in need. I have a plan and a purpose in this day to employ those who have been trained up in the way of the truth. These will be light-bearers to the nations.
Your homes will be havens, a refuge for the weary wanderer. They will be a place of rest and a place of growth for those coming into the kingdom. I am sealing them. They will bear My name and no unclean thing shall come near them. I am releasing My grace upon them. I am releasing an abundance upon them. The dry places will be well-watered and soaked with the word of God. My stamp is upon them, for I have chosen and marked them out.
In all your ways acknowledge the Lord and His goodness. Give thanks unto the Lord your God and do not forget all His benefits. He is the one who provides for you, hears and answers your heart's cry, and will be with you till the end. Follow the narrow way. Do not lean on the wisdom of men, but press in close to your Savior, for He will deliver you from the snare of the enemy. He will lead you in the way everlasting.
In this hour, your Master is calling you to take your place in the last-day ministry to the lost. I am equipping My people, says the Lord, for the work I have prepared for them. They are in a process of renewal and are being transformed into the image of Christ. Choose life. Look not to the left or to the right, but look to Jesus, the one and only one who is able to keep you from falling. I am the bread of life. Eat of Me and you shall not go hungry. I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me shall never die. Eat of the hidden manna, the bread from heaven. Partake of the living bread, that which has been broken for you.
I'll take you higher in My Spirit if you abide in Me, make Me your heart's desire, and do not look to the left or to the right. Do not allow the flattery of men to throw you off track. The path for your life is marked out and as you abide in Me, you will be sure to follow in the footsteps laid out before you. There is nothing that I cannot do, and I am about to do something in your life you did not expect. I am about to raise you up and put you in a position of great authority. You will be in awe at what I do. Signs and wonders will follow the Word as it goes forth from your mouth.
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The night the Titanic sank one of the ships officers was sifting through a large pile of requests and recommendations from the passengers on her maiden voyage. Buried in the pile was a request from a watchman for a pair of binoculars. It was disregarded /similar to folks disregarding Gods warnings.
That same watchman was the very one who first spotted the iceberg, just before they struck it. Had he been given the binoculars he might have seen the iceberg in time for the ship to avoid it. In prophesy and visions ships often speak of leadership. The Titanic was considered so well built that it could not be sunk. That delusion more than anything else, led to the tragedy. In spite of the incredible series of bad judgments, a simple pair of binoculars would of almost certainly saved the ship that night.
These Letters are a call to all, to be sure you have a pair of binoculars for the twenty first Century.
The sea has been calm and most of us are surrounded by unprecedented luxury by world standards. Even so we are approaching some dangerous waters. We may be warm and comfortable now, but we will be introduced to some very cold water if we do not wake up from our stupor.
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Part 1 - overview of God's prophesy
As promised to the readers of the Seven Letters
...Here is a summary of what is Prophesied to happen and when .. It will serve
you well as a guideline ...
Part 1) of Three... First: the words of Jesus:
"And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilence, and earthquakes in various places. "All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matt 24:4-8)
As we see the signs of His return drawing close, what manner of holy life should we be living? Remember that Jesus is returning for a Holy and Spotless Bride. Whether His return is today or 10 years from now is irrelevant since eternity is only a heart beat away for any of us. So choose this day whom you will serve, ask the Holy Spirit to search you to see if there be any iniquity in you, and then call upon Jesus your Deliverer. He is faithful for forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unfaithfulness.
"Watch and pray, therefore, that you would be counted worthy to escape the judgment that is coming upon the earth and be able to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36).
Yes, Jesus really is coming soon. Many Christians really believe this. Many others just give lip service to the idea. Some Christians don't really believe in the Second Coming of Christ at all. The way they live their lives often shows that they don't really expect it. In fact, there has been a big decline in real, serious belief in the Second Coming among Christians in recent years. The goal of most Christians today is not being ready for the Second Coming. Their goal is having a better life in the here and now.
Not only that, but some Christians don't even really understand what the term, "Second Coming of Christ" means. There are some churches where the subject is never mentioned. Furthermore, even among those who believe, there is an enormous amount of disagreement about what is really going to happen. But Christians do need to be ready. The Bible shows three standards, two that every Christian should meet, and one that every Christian must meet, to be ready. They are: Christians should really be expecting the Second Coming. See Matthew 24: 45-51. This passage shows that a Christian who doesn't expect it is likely to get careless about his Christian walk. If he gets careless about it, he won't be ready. Christians should have a Scripturally accurate idea about what is going to happen. This is not directly shown in the Scripture, but is implied in several passages. Compare Matthew 24:25 and Revelation 1:1.
Above all, every Christian must be prepared spiritually. You may get away with not meeting the first two standards, but you absolutely won't be ready without meeting this one. See Psalm 91. On the contrary, material preparation may be of little or no value at all. Only being spiritually prepared is guaranteed to help. The Second Coming: We must first define exactly what we mean by the Second Coming of Christ. The Second Coming of Christ will be an event in which Jesus returns to earth as a King and a Judge. In His Second Coming, Jesus will not be the kind of person who walked the earth nearly 2000 years ago. Neither will He return by being "reincarnated" or by enlightenment or anything else like that. Jesus is now living in Heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father. When He ascended to Heaven following the Crucifixion and Resurrection, He literally levitated up into the sky and disappeared. He will return by levitating down from the sky. But He won't come alone. He will be accompanied by an army of angels. He will be coming to take over. This will not be a case of some ordinary human claiming to be the Christ of the Second Coming, as many have done, and some are still doing. This will be the most spectacular event in history. There will be no doubt in anyone's mind about what has happened.
When He comes, two things will happen: The Christians who have died will be raised from the dead. The Christians who are still alive will be instantly transformed and taken up to meet Him in the air. These events are a major part of Second Coming Prophecy, and they are two of the many important beliefs that separate the Christian Faith from all other religions. But unfortunately, very unfortunately, for the human race, that isn't all there is to it. In the years just before He returns, a lot of terrible things happen on the earth. This is the period that Christians call the Great Tribulation. During that time, more than 2/3 of the human race will be killed, and the world as we know it will be destroyed. God will, to use the Christian expression, "pour out His wrath on the earth". This will be a time of great suffering for everyone, even the survivors. And it is quite possible that Christians who are not ready will suffer the most. See Luke 12:47 & 48.
Most Christians Aren't Ready
Unfortunately, this is the opposite of what many Christians expect, and it is part of the reason for this Ministry. This message is a warning that all who hear it will do well to heed. Many Christians believe that they will be taken up in the "Rapture" before the Great Tribulation begins. (Many think at the end of Trib.) But if they are not ready, they will not be taken up. Actually, there is very concrete reason to believe that most Christians will not be ready. We are living in the Age of the Church of Laodicea,9 (Church of apostasy and opinions) and that Church will be rejected by Christ. That rejection will include the majority of the Christians living at the time.
The Tribulation will be terrible! Understand this: The Great Tribulation will be terrible. In His famous prophetic discourse in Matthew 24:21 & 22, Jesus said something that has seldom been taken seriously enough by students of prophecy: "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved..." By the context of the entire Bible, Jesus was saying that the Tribulation will be worse in its overall impact on the human race than the Flood. He reinforces this idea by saying, indirectly, that it will threaten the extermination of all life on earth. As the Prophet Amos said: (Amos 5:18) "Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness and not light,"
Bad things will happen during the Tribulation that have never happened before and will never happen again afterward. Again, the Christians who are ready will be protected by God. The one who are not may well be the people who suffer the most, at least in the early part. During the Tribulation, they will realize their failure and repent. Why Christians Aren't Ready: But, as stated, most Christians don't really expect the Second Coming of Christ, and even most of those who do think that they will be ready, when in fact it is likely that few of them will be. There are four big reasons why they won't: The fact that they allow all the division, doctrinal and otherwise, to exist in the Church. This is contrary to God's Will and in fact is a serious state of disobedience.
The Christians are doing too much compromising with the world, especially in the way that the Church is embracing the secular world of arts, entertainment, and sports. Christians are failing to really practice the basic disciplines of the Christian Faith. For example, it has been demonstrated by a Gallup Poll that even though they do a lot of talking about prayer, they really do very little of it. They do not love the Lord with thier heart, mind or soul. -Remember Gods most important commandment.. Above all, Christians are failing to really obey the many New Testament admonitions to "Love One Another". Because of these things, at least the majority of the Church will be rejected, not "Raptured" by the Lord at the start or end of the Tribulation. See Revelation 3:15 - 17. Every Christian should make a personal priority of being ready for the Second Coming, or, more precisely, for the Great Tribulation. (There is reason to believe that when Jesus referred to His Coming in the Gospels, He was including the Tribulation in the term.) We have shown why we should expect the Second Coming soon? Many people have been proven wrong by history before about their predictions concerning the timing of the Second Coming. Should we be sure now?
Israel is Gods time Clock ... and it's seconds to twelve... This tinny area is the epicenter of or worlds worry and concern, the center of calamity and focus of the world powers., It is the area we must keep our eyes on for it is the center of the universe and the area which will show us the design of Gods will and plan.
In ancient times the Kings of the world use to declare this area as the "world island" or center of the world, the area they believed was crucial to world dominance "he who controls the world Island controls the world" . Today this is truer than at any other time in history. Oil and riches discovered in Africa along with it's strategic and vital location compound the significance of this area, God tells us very clearly that Israel and its surrounding nations/ enemies foretells us of impending world strife and confusion leading to world destruction and it's interesting all the powers of the world today are making eyes toward this land of destiny and prophesy. As prophesied this is where it's at, this is where God, Satan Christian, Jews, Islam, and communism, are going to fight it out. This is where Jesus sets up his Kingdom, Jerusalem is the city of God, and the eye of the world. But, the most important part that needs to be seen is the fact that Islam, with the help of the US government is moving on God's people and taking them.
First, and most important, is this,
With underlying support from the UN the governments of Europe/America seek to appease the Arabs for fear of losing their oil supply. Let them instead fear God who declares he we destroy any nation that comes against his holy land and covenant with Israel and maybe fear their own Christian population who will demand that they cease their cowardly appeasement and, instead, move in strength to support the Jewish State and confront radical Islam on their doorstep. ( I don't think Christians have this power to unite and fight in America anymore -the greed for money and the need for oil has now overpowered /eclipsed our commitment/faith in God ) -Let me reword that statement. The governments of Europe and America seek to appease the arabs and follow Satan himself, for fear of losing their mammon/oil/money.
That is a fact. That is America. And America is joined here with Europe. And the fact that America yields to the devil for money makes her a harlot. The biggest, most powerful harlot in this world. In Revelations we see a huge harlot. Mystery Babylon. A "mystery" nation which no group of nation, nothing can fit as America does. Read Revelations 18:2-22. The day that we are obviously walking into, means that we must learn these things as never before.
(insert -this is the reasons why America never stood up to the terrorism in Israel ...every day this year Israel was attacked by terrorism yet the UN and US /world told then to restrain themselves.. This would be equivalent to Mexico mortaring Texas, sending in suicide bombers and Israel telling the US... don't retaliate. / Arab oil is our real God.. money and the economy.... The father in Heaven has been forgotten)
Many Bible scholars feel Babylon in the book of Revelations/Bible might be New York..US.
Revelation 18:2- "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities"
Early Christians looked to this time! While scholars may debate and try to explain or deny it, it is a fact that biblical chronology describes about 6,000 years from Adam and Eve to the year A.D. 2000. The six creation days of Genesis were undoubtedly prophetic of a planned six "millennial days" of human history, followed by the seventh, or Sabbath, Millennium. "One day is with the Lord as a thousand years" (2 Peter 3:8). The right of "dominion" over the earth that God gave Adam in Genesis 1:28 was no doubt only a 6,000-year lease -- six millennial days -- the time period established for man's rule. After the earth lease has expired and a possible transition period, Christ, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), will return and assume dominion of the earth as ruling King during the seventh Millennium, having legally purchased back the lease and dominion with His own blood. This would follow the 2,000 years when "God first visited the Gentiles (nations) to take out of them a people for His name" (Acts 15:14). The possible transition period would provide a cleansing of the earth, what we call the Tribulation. Solomon's reign was a type of Millennium, and it began with a cleansing. Or, the transition might simply be a parenthetical period on God's calendar between the sixth and seventh millennia.
Early Christian writers held that at the end of 6,000 years of history, Christ would return and reign for 1,000 years (referred to as the Millennium). These included Barnabas (c. A.D. 100), Justin Martyr and Irenaeus (c. A.D. 150), Lactantius (c. A.D. 325), and Methodius, Bishop of Tyre (c. A.D. 300).
For example, Barnabas wrote: "As there had been 2,000 years from Adam to Abraham, and 2,000 from Abraham to Christ; so there will be 2,000 years for the Christian era and then would come the Millennium." Church father Irenaeus wrote concerning a belief of the early church: "For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; and in six days created things were completed; it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand years." Lactantius, tutor of the son of the Roman Emperor Constantine, stated in his Book of Divine Institutes, Chapter 14: "let the philosophers know that the six thousandth year is not yet completed; and when this number is completed, the consummation must take place."
Later, in A.D. 1552, Bishop Latimer wrote: "The world was ordained to endure, as all learned men affirm, 6,000 years. Now of that number, there be passed 5,552 years (as of A.D. 1552), so that there is no more left but 448 years (ending in A.D. 2000)."
In the 17th century, Archbishop Ussher had access to many ancient church manuscripts that were lost in the burning of early Irish churches during the Irish wars. In A.D. 1650, in Latin, he wrote The Chronology on the Old and New Testament in which he calculated that the Millennium would begin in A.D. 1997. He may not have been far off the mark.
The writings of other church fathers such as Victorinus, Bishop of Petau and Hippotylus support the argument that the apostles and the early church believed and taught that the Millennium would commence at the end of 6,000 years. So did early Jewish writers
Even the writings of the early Jews expressed the view that the Messiah would come at the end of our present century. After the Bible, the Talmud is the most authoritative source of Judaism. The view frequently expressed in the Talmud, according to researchers, is that the world as we know it would last only 6,000 years. For example, the Tanna debe Eliyyahu teaches: "The world is to exist 6,000 years. In the first 2,000, there was desolation (no Torah, from Adam to Abraham), 2,000 years the Torah flourished, and the next 2,000 years is the Messianic era (He should have come within that period . . . He should have come at the beginning of the last 2,000 years; the delay is due to our sins)" (emphasis added; ironically, Messiah did come the first time at the beginning of the last 2,000 years because of our sins!). Rabbi Ketina said in Gemara, a commentary on the Talmud, "The world endures six thousand years and one thousand it shall be laid waste (that is, the enemies of God shall be destroyed AND ANY ONE WHO GOES AGAIST ISREAL IS AN ENEMY OF GOD), whereof it is said, 'The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.' As out of seven years every seventh (is a) year of remission, so out of the seven thousand years of the world, the seventh millennium shall be the millennial years of remission, that God alone may be exalted in that day." New insert)In his June 2001 newsletter, Hebrew archeologist and researcher Vendyl Jones writes:
"This is the Jewish year 5761 or CE 2000-2001. On Rosh Hashanah, September 27-28, the present Amalek crisis began. That very date is the beginning of the Shmittah (Sabbatical) year. This is the seventh Shmittah (Sabbatical) year since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948." (By Amalek crisis, he means Intifada, or uprising of the sons of Amalek.)
His words that the present year 2001 is the "seventh Sabbatical year" since Israel was born caught my eye. I called Jones and asked him how he came up with that. He said, "I didn't. The rabbis did." He explained that they do not count from 1948 but that they continuously count from the time of Joshua and the first Sabbatical year (Leviticus 25:1-7). He said that according to the rabbis, 1952 was the first Sabbatical year after 1948, and 2001 is the seventh.
My thought immediately raced to the understanding of Sir Isaac Newton. As I have previously written, Newton, who lived 300 years ago (1642-1727), was one of the greatest geniuses in all history -- perhaps the greatest. He is called the father of modern science and the industrial revolution. He discovered many scientific laws. God chose Isaac Newton to impart many of His deepest secrets.
Newton is also said to be a devout believer in Christ and Bible scholar, fluent in ancient languages, and who translated directly from the Hebrew. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at age 12 and continued until he died at age 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, "At the end of his days he spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens." Did God Himself put in Newton's heart this burning desire to study Daniel, then give him the key to the timing of Christ's return? Could this be the final profound secret the Lord revealed to this godly genius near the end of his life -- a secret "accidentally" discovered in the Library of Congress and republished just in the last decade -- a secret so simple that most have missed it?
I am referring to Newton's understanding of Daniel 9:25: "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be SEVEN weeks, and THREESCORE AND TWO weeks."
Newton believed the above verse contains the timing (but not necessarily "the day or hour") of BOTH the first and second coming of the Lord. Most conservative scholars acknowledge that the verse pinpointed the year of the Lord's first coming, by adding the seven weeks (49 years) and 62 weeks (434 years) to get 483 years, which they count to His passion week.
But Newton believed that the 62 weeks (434 years) separately applied to His first coming (His birth, and using different dating for the decree) and the seven weeks (or 49 years) to His second coming, both being counted, as it says, "from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem."
Using this idea, some thought the modern 49-year count began when the U.N. made a resolution to give the Holy Land back to the Jews on November 29, 1947, ending in 1996; others when Israel was established on May 14, 1948, ending in 1997; or others when Israel declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel on January 23, 1950, ending in 1999; or by one count, the end of Jewish year 5760 on September 30, 2000
However, a recheck of Newton's book on the prophecies of Daniel reveals that he was speaking specifically of SEVEN SABBATICAL YEARS, not just 7 X 7 = 49 years, from "from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem."
If Vendyl Jones and the rabbis are correct, whether starting the count in 1947, 1948 or 1950, IN ALL CASES the first Sabbatical year following would be 1952 and the SEVENTH would be 2001!
And if true, Sir Isaac Newton would say that THIS IS THE YEAR TO WHICH DANIEL 9:25 POINTED! Of course, even if true, we do not know whether it will be during or after the seventh Sabbatical year. In either case, it is a small window, indeed.
This comes in the same year that Israeli rabbis reportedly declared this "the time of Jacob's trouble," and the Middle East on the precipice of war which will affect the whole world.
These are truly amazing times. Let us rejoice at the soon-coming King, the Prince of Peace, who only can bring peace, and let us be ready to meet Him. End of insert).
Biblical history and the sabbath principle Because of God's own emphasis on the sabbath, both literally and spiritually, and since a thousand years to the Lord is as a day (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8), ancient and modern scholars see the seventh millennium as the Sabbath Millennium, with many prophetic implications; namely, the return of the Lord and His 1,000-year reign on the earth. God's labor of creation took six days, followed by a day of rest. His sabbath commandment to Israel was "to keep it holy." His creative work with humanity, and humanity's labor, likewise probably comprises six (thousand-year) days, with the seventh being one of divinely provided rest and holiness, with God present and exalted on the earth.
Evidence from Israel: a key prophetic event
We now know for a fact what those early thinkers and writers only knew by faith. If, like us, they could experience it, they would probably be doubly ecstatic. That fact is this: After almost 2,000 years of dispersion and according to many prophecies, the nation of Israel has been reestablished in this present century. Never in history has a nation been destroyed and the survivors scattered around the world, then have their nation later restored, especially after nearly 2,000 years. In itself, the nation of Israel is a modern-day miracle. And the Bible seems clear -- at Christ's return, Israel will be intact as a nation, something impossible until the last half of this century! (Opinion: as Satan used Herod to kill all the Jewish babies to try to thwart Christ's first mission, Satan used Hitler to try to kill all the Jews to prevent Israel's rebirth, a prerequisite to Christ's return.)
Israel is "God's time clock." Jesus expressed such a view. He spoke prophetically of Israel and the future, saying that Jerusalem would be destroyed and the Jews scattered, which actually happened 37 years later in A.D. 70. He said Jerusalem would be trampled down by Gentiles "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24). He also told a parable of the "fig tree," thought to represent the nation of Israel. He said when it begins to sprout, "you know that the kingdom of God is near" (Luke 21:29-31), and that "this generation (that sees the fig tree sprouting) will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened" (v. 32).
The fig tree began to sprout in the last half of this century. Israel was reestablished in 1948. And in the miraculous 1967 Six-Day War, Israel recaptured Jerusalem from "the Gentiles," fulfilling Jesus' prophecy about "the times of the Gentiles" now being complete. (While world data are not available, it is a known fact that in the number one Gentile nation, America, there has been in a precipitous cultural and spiritual decline precisely since -- yes, the 1960s. For example, a Heritage Foundation study of 19 leading cultural indicators concluded that, "Over the past three decades we have experienced substantial social regression.")
Part 2 - Let us continue with our overview:
Evidence from the Prophet Daniel Daniel chapters 9-12 hold keys to the timing of the Lord's return. In about 550 B.C., Daniel prophesied the time of both Christ's first and second coming, and it can be demonstrated how the prophecy was accurately fulfilled at His first coming. It seems obvious that the passage also would contain the key to the timing of His Second Coming. However, the angel Gabriel, who gave Daniel this information, said that the understanding of the timing of the second coming was "sealed" until the "time of the end"; in other words, it could not be understood until this special period of history.
In addition to other clues, Gabriel gave two key conditions that would prevail at that time: "travel and education (knowledge) shall be vastly increased" (chapter 12, verse 5, Living Bible). Travel: World travel, and even between cities and states, was minimal until this century. And it was not until the middle of this century that travel literally exploded. The main factor was the advent of the jet aircraft engine, first used on a commercial airliner in the 1950s! Almost everyone, at least in advanced societies it seems, is now traveling. Without a doubt, travel has "vastly increased" since the 1950s. Education: Education and knowledge also exploded in this century. From the time of Christ until 1900, it is estimated that man's knowledge doubled. In just the next 50 years, from 1900 to 1950, it doubled again. Then it began an extremely rapid doubling; first every seven years, then every two years in the 1960's. It appears that the 1950's marked the time in history when knowledge and education "vastly increased" and literally began exploding. This means that according to Daniel, sometime about 1948 when Israel was reborn, or at least soon thereafter in the 1950s, God unsealed, or is now unsealing, the vision of Daniel to give us understanding of the time of Christ's soon return.
Evidence from divine time cycles Nothing God says or does is without meaning. In the Bible, He makes a fascinating use of numbers, some of which are repeated intervals, such as 3, 7, 40 and 70. Such improbable patterns are God's authentication that He alone is in control of history, and not random, chance forces.
The Third-day Restoration. There is a biblical pattern of God's "restoration" occurring on the third day, including Jonah's deliverance from the great fish and, most notably, the Lord's resurrection from the dead. While commentaries vary, the best scholarship I have found puts Jesus' birth in 2 B.C. Compensating for the no-zero year between B.C. and A.D., this would make His 2,000th birthday (two millennial days) in 1999, or Jewish year 5760, some believe the very same year as the end of the 6,000-year earth lease.
At the least, we know it is near the year 2000 (Jewish year 5760 overlaps 1999/2000). This is believed to bring a fulfillment of Hosea 6:2: "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight." The "two days" began when the King first arrived on the earth.
The Five-year Cycle. God told the ancient Hebrews not to harvest from fruit trees until the fifth year after planting (Leviticus 19:23). If this is a prophetic symbolism, God "planted" Israel (the fig tree) with Abraham about 2000 B.C. The fifth year (fifth thousand-year period) would begin on or about A.D. 2000. Is this when the fruit of God's harvest from "Abraham's seed" will come to pass, in the Millennial Kingdom?
The Seven-year Cycle. Under Hebrew law a servant was to serve six years and then be set free in the seventh year without paying anything (Exodus 21:2). Is this a shadow of creation being set free from its bondage of decay after the sixth millennium, with debts (sin) cancelled for those who have placed their faith in the Messiah? Other examples exist of God dealing with His people redemptively where the number seven is significant.
The 70th "Year of Jubilee." Upon entering the Promised Land 3,500 years ago, God told the Israelites to observe a "Year of Jubilee" every 50 years. On or near the year A.D. 2000 will mark the exact 70th Year of Jubilee in history, and also 40 Jubilees from the one in which Jesus began His ministry, which itself was the 30th Year of Jubilee since its inception -- in the same year when Jesus was believed to have been age 30. The Year of Jubilee was the year of restoration, proclamation of liberty and release from bondage as commanded by God in Leviticus 25: "Count seven sabbaths of years -- seven times seven years -- so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of 49 years . . ." as the passage begins. Will the 70th Jubilee bring a full restoration and, at last, the release and liberty of God's people from this present bondage and suffering and entry into the Promised Land of the Millennial Kingdom?
Daniel's 70 Weeks of Years. God gave the prophet Daniel a vision of 70 weeks of years (7 62 1 X 7 = 490 years) for Israel into the future (Daniel 9:24-26), including the timing of Christ's coming. Many scholars believe that 69 of those weeks (483 years) have been fulfilled and that the 70th "week" remains to be fulfilled: a seven-year period to come in conjunction with Christ's return. Will Daniel's 70th week finally come with the 70th Year of Jubilee and the 7th millennium? A fitting culmination of prophecy!
120 Jubilees. If Solomon's reign is symbolic of the Millennium, there may be further symbolism in Solomon's temple, a symbolic picture of God's perfect temple (the church) which He has been building. The temple was 120 cubits high. There were also 120 priests blowing trumpets (2 Chronicles 5:12), and the queen of Sheba gave Solomon 120 talents of gold (9:9). As mentioned, Jewish history is marked by Jubilee periods of 50-year duration. The 120-cubit height and other 120s may represent 120 X 50 = 6,000, the period allotted for the earth lease. Also, Genesis 6:3 says that man's "days shall be limited to 120 years," which Dr. Reginald Cherry says in his book, The Bible Cure, is the full limit of man's cell duplication capability. This 120 may likewise refer to the full limit of man's capability to duplicate himself -- 120 Jubilees, or 6,000 years. Israel's Jubilee celebration (Leviticus 25) was filled with end-time typology: (1) It began with a "trumpet" sound. (2) It was a proclamation of liberty throughout the land. (3) It was a holy time. (4) It was a time of rest. (5) It meant the return of possessions to its owner. (6) It was a time of enjoyment of the harvest. Sounds like the Millennium? Other Evidence
There are many other biblical signs that we are in the "last days" before the soon return of the Lord. Billy Graham has said that while some signs have appeared in the past, "this is the first time in human history that all the signs are converging."
Decadence. In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Paul describes the increased decadence of humanity in the "last days," something we are experiencing today. (See reference to the recent Heritage Foundation study above.) In the past four decades there has been an explosion of immorality, pregnancies out of wedlock, abortions, drug use, spouse and child abuse, and violent crime, which is up several hundred percentage points. Asked what he foresaw as the terminus of civilization, T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) envisioned people shooting each other at random, only a recent, now widespread phenomenon.
Cults and the occult. There is an explosion of cults and the occult, as well as false Christs (1 Timothy 4:1; Matthew 24:24). And Jesus said that at His return it would be "as in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37), when the earth was corrupt and filled with violence (Genesis 6:11). He warned of increased famines and ethnic wars, like birth pangs, with increasing intensity. Today, one of six people on earth suffer from hunger, and a study of wars since 500 B.C. shows a recent, dramatic increase. Of at least 82 world conflicts between 1990 and 1995, all but three were civil or ethnic. An Associated Press report on December 29, 1999 said, "The century is coming to a close with a third of the world's 193 nations embroiled in conflict, nearly twice the Cold War level."
Earthquakes. Also like increasing birth pangs, Jesus also said there would be earthquakes in various places. From official records, scholars have researched the frequency of earthquakes and report an astonishing increase since -- yes, just the middle of this century, when Israel was reborn and all the other signs began. A recent study shows that in the 1940s there were only 51 earthquakes worldwide above Richter 6.0; in the 1950s, 475; the 1980s, 1,085; and in the 1990s, 1,514 (Matthew 24:7). (Source: Prophecy in the News magazine, October 1996, and the National Earthquake Information Center.) Globalism. The increased centralization of world financial and political power into a "New World Order" is a prelude to the soon-coming anti-Christ, who will deceive most of the world (Daniel 7-12; Matthew 24:15; Revelation 13).
Apostasy. Paul also says that in the last days there will be those with "a form of godliness, but denying its power" (2 Timothy 3:5), a condition even in many Christian churches today where the power of the Holy Spirit is not only denied, even His mention is rare and often discouraged, while anti-Christian practices are encouraged, all in the name of "religion."
The Good News. God also says that in the last days, "I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh" (Joel 2:28). People are coming to faith in Jesus Christ all over the world in record numbers. Some individual evangelical organizations are seeing millions of conversions. There is a great outpouring in the former Soviet Union, in China and elsewhere. Joel's prophecy began to be fulfilled at Pentecost, nearly 2,000 years ago, but it will greatly intensify just before the return of the Lord. We are seeing it now.
Today's news concerns NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, created two years ago, which economically joined Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Most Americans think of NAFTA simply and only as an Economic Entity, because that is the only context in which the media has ever portrayed it. However, the leaders of The New World Order have long been following a plan to recreate the many nations of the world into 10 Super Nations. And, not surprisingly, this Plan fulfills Biblical prophecy! Let us first begin with the New World Order Plan to create 10 Super Nations.
In 1957, Alice Bailey, then the leader of the House of Theosophy, wrote in her collection of writings, "The Externalisation of the Hierarchy", that the world must first be reorganized into Spheres of Influence before it could be organized into a Global government (Page 209). She made it very clear that this reorganization would not follow traditional national boundaries, but would be a completely different organization.
Bailey did not specify how many "Spheres of Influence" would be created, but her plan was fleshed out in 1974, by New World Order authors, Mihajlo Mesarovic and Eduard Pestel, in a book entitled, "Mankind At The Turning Point". They wrote that the world would be reorganized into 10 Super Nation States, listed below.
10 SPHERES OF INFLUENCE -- NATIONAL REORGANIZATION
Australia, South Africa, and the rest of the market-economy of the developed world. Eastern Europe, including Russia Latin America North Africa and the Middle East Tropical Africa South and Southeast Asia China
Remember, this New World Order Plan was published in 1974. Firmly set this date in your mind, as it will become very important in just a few paragraphs. The first question is "Why 10 Nation specifically?" The answer lies in a knowledge of the spiritual beliefs of the Occult. They believe that man is to be spiritually "perfected" by undergoing the process of "Illumination" by achieving a long, arduous study of "Hidden Truth". Once a man is totally perfected, he is pictured as standing "upright" next to, but uncontrolled, by his world. This perfected man is thought of as the Number 1, while the world is pictured as a zero (0). Thus, the number 10 forms this picture of perfected man standing apart from his world. The number 10 is a very important symbolic number to the occultist. ("Magic Symbols", Frederick Goodman, Brian Todd Publishing House, London, 1989, p. 46-47).
Therefore, when the occultic leaders of the New World Order devised their plan to reorganize the world into Spheres of Influence, they acted in accordance with their occultic beliefs in deciding to create 10 Super Nation states. They were creating a New World Order, which, by its very structure, screamed to the peoples of the world, "We have created the 'Perfected" world organization, of 10 Super Nations". The symbolism is powerful: they are the "Perfected" men, standing apart, but controlling, the world. Ten had to be the number; Occult Doctrine demanded it.
But, this Plan also fulfills a most important Biblical prophecy. This prophecy was given to the prophet, Daniel, approximately 2,500 years ago, and is the only prophecy which gives a sequence of events which God foretold would flow from this creation of the world into 10 nations. Hang on to your hat, for we are going on an exciting ride. First, let us review the prophecies. The Bible foretells in Daniel that there is a sequence of events which will foretell the appearance of Anti-Christ. Turn with me now to Daniel 7:7-8, remembering that Daniel is talking here of the End of the Age. Consider the Scripture: "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly ...and it had 10 horns. I considered the horns and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first plucked up by the roots..." These 10 horns are further explained in Daniel 2:41 and Revelation 17:12.
These prophecies are quite clear in predicting that the world in the last days of time, during the Great Tribulation will be reorganized into 10 Super Nation States, or 10 Regions. This is a shocking revelation, since the world has been controlled by individual sovereign nations since the Tower of Babel 5,000 years ago. Today, there are over 170 sovereign nations in the world today. A new governmental structure is being silently erected over these 170 sovereign nations Before our very eyes, a new government is being erected; this plan, originally published in 1974 in "Mankind At The Turning Point", is being implemented. And when it is finally implemented, it will fulfill this Biblical prophecy of 10 Nations at the End of the Age.
Therefore, you see, NAFTA is not simply an economic super nation; rather, it is Nation #1 of this 10 Nation New World Order. Very few people understand this, because they have been conditioned by our national leadership, aided by our national mass media. No one has ever explained this before. Now, you can understand why Presidents as seemingly dissimilar in world view, style and philosophy as Presidents Bush and Clinton could support the creation of NAFTA. President George Bush began the push to create NAFTA, but was unable to see it created before he left for office. President Clinton supported NAFTA, even though he opposed nearly every other thing for which Bush stood.
The Great Commission Fulfilled. Jesus tells us: "This gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14). We are near that time. Hundreds of missions organizations are rapidly closing on that goal by the year 2001. Just one of them, Campus Crusade for Christ, already has more 20,000 full-time staff and 489,000 volunteers in over 186 countries in areas covering 99 percent of the world's population, plus they are working with thousands of churches and other organizations.
Angel Visits and Announcements. Confirming Scripture, there are verified angel visitations and supernatural revelations saying that Jesus is coming "very, very soon." (See full report on the main page of this Web site.) Internal Witness of the Spirit. God promised that His Spirit would indwell His people and would "guide you into all truth....and declare to you the things that are to come" (John 16:13). Millions of people worldwide who profess receiving Christ and the infilling of His Spirit report an inner witness and expectancy of the Lord's soon return. Of course, this factor must always be carefully weighed against Scripture -- but as we see, this is a test it passes. Can We Know When?
Can we know when the Lord Jesus Christ will return? Are we supposed to know? Out of curiosity, I frequently ask people, "When do you think Christ will return?" The typical response is, "Soon maybe, but we are not supposed to know when, or even to speculate. He will come 'as a thief in the night.'" For several reasons, based on Scripture, I am surprised at this response by many otherwise knowledgeable Christians.
First, Jesus told His disciples that no one (at that time at least) knew the "day or the hour" of His return. He did not say that "no one will ever know," and many other Scriptures indicate that at the end of the age seekers will know at least approximately. But even if applicable today, a day is a pretty small slice of time -- only 24 hours. That restriction is understandable because there are 24 time zones on the earth and because of the International Dateline, at any one time the people on the earth are in two different days! He also told His disciples "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons" (Acts 1:7). However, as with His "day or the hour" comment, He was speaking specifically to His disciples who were living almost 2,000 years ago and who would not be alive when Daniel's vision would be "unsealed," as we are apparently seeing in our generation.
Second, the "thief in the night" passage refers to unbelievers (1 Thessalonians 5:4). But in the very same passage Paul tells believers, "You are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief" (emphasis supplied). In other words, if we are trusting in Christ and looking for His coming, even the very day does not have to surprise us.
Third, a large percentage of the Bible is predictive prophecy about the Second Coming. God went to a lot of trouble to document all this information on our behalf. Was all that to keep it a big secret from us? Or did he give it that His people, especially seekers, might understand? The latter seems more reasonable.
Fourth, at the time of Jesus' first coming certain ones knew the prophecies and understood the times. And Jesus rebuked those who did not understand the signs of the times in His day (Matthew 16:3). "O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3).
Sixth, God Himself said, "Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing it to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:3, NIV, emphasis supplied). Seventh,, God not only knows the end from the beginning, He tells us in His Word that He makes it known! "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come" (Isaiah 46:10, emphasis supplied).
It seems clear that God actually does want us to seek and know at least the general period when Christ will return, and possibly much more specifically, so that even the day will "not surprise" us, as Paul said. Conclusion Based on all the above, it can be concluded that sometime near the end of this millennium and the beginning of the next millennium will probably see the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Due to calendar and dating errors, it may or may not actually be in the year 2000 or 2001, but millions believe the evidence that it will be very soon.
THE END OF THE AGE IN SIGHT -- By Hal Lindsey
The Bible Prophets predicted the whole political alignment of the end time. They predicted that all nations would fit into four spheres of political power. At the vortex of this alignment of power is the miraculously reborn state of Israel - restored to its ancient homeland - in possession of its ancient capital, Jerusalem.
All Bible prophecy that identifies these spheres of power is plotted geographically from the reference point of Israel.
The catalyst that ignites the final global conflict is the sphere of power that is identified in two ways. Sometimes it is identified as "the nations, which are around about" Israel (Ezekiel 36:4). Other times it is called "the King of the South" (Daniel 11:40-45). These refer to all the nations of the Middle East that surround the reborn state of Israel. They are further identified as, ". . . all Edom, who appropriated My (God's) land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey." (Ezekiel 38:5) These refer to the nations that surround Israel that took possession of its land.
This sphere of power will also include Persia and the descendents of Cush, Put. Persia is modern Iran. (Ezekiel 38:5) Cush is the father of the black Africans. Put is the father of the peoples that live along the northern coast of Africa who make up Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania. In other words, the whole confederacy of people that is predicted as alienated and in conflict with the reborn state of Israel is Muslim.
This is exactly the situation that continues to develop in the Middle East. The world has been dragged into the ancient conflict between Isaac and Ishmael in spite of its best efforts to stay out of it. This conflict that has raged between these two half brothers for 4,000 years is destined to ignite the last war of the world, according to the Bible prophets.
Muhammad, a descendant of Ishmael, has brought over one billion people on to his side of this ancient conflict through the religion of Islam. From the time he started the Muslim religion, the dimensions of the conflict began to enlarge. When his followers laid claim to Jerusalem as the their third holiest site, the die was cast for Jerusalem to become the trigger of the war of Armageddon, just as the prophet Zechariah predicted 2500 years ago. Zechariah prophesied "Jerusalem would become a burdensome stone for all the peoples" and that "All nations of the earth will be gathered [for war] because of it." (Zechariah 12:3)
We are eyewitnesses to this taking place right now.
The other major spheres of power that will be drawn into this final war are clearly predicted.
Ezekiel predicts that a nation to the extreme north of reborn Israel will become Israel's arch enemy. It will be a nation with a vast arsenal with which it will arm all of the Muslim nations. Russia is the only nation to the extreme north of Israel. And they are descended from the tribe of Magog through the Scythians, just as Ezekiel predicted. God Himself commands this power from the extreme north to take command of the confederated Muslim forces and lead them in an all out attack against Israel. This attack is the first battle of the war of Armageddon.
The Book of Revelation predicts another sphere of power that will inter this war with 200 million soldiers. This power bloc is called "the Kings of the East". They will move into the Middle East and attack once the war has started. The Bible says they will wipe out a third of the world's population.
The fourth power bloc is the Western force led by a revived form of the Roman Empire. Daniel and the Apostle John both predict this power in great detail. It will begin when a great leader springs up in Rome and takes the strongest 10 Nations of the EU and uses them to form his power base.
As I have said for more than 40 years, there is no hint of the United States being part of this power. As I have presented in my Video, "Where Is America In Prophecy", something catastrophic will soon happen to the US to cause power to shift to Europe. Bible prophecy, which has never missed, clearly predicts this revived Roman Empire from within Europe to be the major power of the west and then the world.
What we are witnessing right now could be the beginning of the decline of the US. Out of the one billion Muslims in the world, about 500 million of them hate us. Osama Bin Laden is the new Saladin to most of them.
I realize that in saying this I will anger many Americans. Jeremiah angered many in Israel with the message God gave him to proclaim. It is not a pleasant message for me. But the burden of the Lord is upon me, and I cannot but speak what I believe He is showing me.
For us who know Jesus Christ, it is not a time to be afraid. Our hope is not in this world, but in the any moment appearing of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Messiah. His footsteps can already be heard as He approaches heaven's door. Keep looking up, for your redemption is very near. The prophetic signs are all before us. You will soon hear His voice calling us up to meet Him. end
Part 3 - end times prophesy overview
With the Daily News coming from the Middle East being a steady drum-beat of war and rumors of wars on the one hand, and false peace talks that keep tugging on our heart strings on the other, I think it would be highly instructive for us to determine exactly what time in world history we are now living.
Turn with me to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, as we read: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together Ö A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
So, the answer of the hour is, "What Time Is It?" Of course, everyone wants the time in which they live to be a time of peace and security, as everyone just wants to be left alone, so they can grow up, marry, raise a family, and see grandchildren, just like so many families in our past have done, and this is an understandable feeling.
However, our "feelings" cannot get the way of a proper understanding of Biblical principle. The Bible teachings that not every age, every generation, or every era is like another. Jesus wept over Jerusalem just before He descended into the city to begin His last week of ministry before the cross. He lamented, "For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground [kill you], and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." [Luke 19:43-44]
Jesus' prophecy of such utter death and destruction did occur just like this when the Romans devastated Israel in AD 70, completely burning and dismantling her Temple, and crucifying so many Jews they denuded the natural landscape of trees. You see, the time period in which those Jews of Jesus' day was not just like the many that had preceded it.
Likewise, the people living in the time of Martin Luther certainly lived in an era which was unlike anything the world had ever seen. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit blew upon Luther, opening his spiritual eyes so he could see the paganism and the untruth of Roman Catholicism. For the next 300 years, Europe and Britain were convulsed with attempted revolution, war, and the terrible inquisition as Rome attempted to seize back her lost authority and influence. Before this era was over, 8 million Born Again Protestants had been martyred.
The 20th Century is an era unlike any in world history. This century has seen more wars, rumors of wars, famines, natural disasters, and downright bloodshed than any other in history. For the first time in human history, we experienced world wars. Did you know that, prior to World War I, we had never seen anything like a global war; we had experienced some mightily large regional wars, but never a world war? Keep this fact in mind, for we shall return to it later in this article. Now that we have established that not every era of history is like another, let us ask the question: in this era in which we are living -- is it a time of love or a time of hate, of rending or of sewing, of peace or of war? The Bible tells us quite clearly.
Turn with me to Joel 3:1 -- "For behold, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem Ö" Stop right there for a moment -- think of modern history -- we know exactly when God restored Israel back to her land, do we not? He restored the fortunes of Israel on May 14, 1948. Therefore, you can write this note in your Bible margins next to this verse: "Fulfilled May 14, 1948".
Now, let us continue with this incredible prophecy: "I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehosaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people, and of My heritage Israel." Therefore, we should expect to see God's judgment repeatedly falling upon the enemies of Israel immediately following her rebirth as a nation. And we see exactly that! Since one of God's most common type of judgment is war, we are not surprised to see war break out within hours of Israel's announcement of statehood on May 14, 1948. Israel's Arab neighbors immediately attacked from all sides; even though Israel was terribly outgunned and outmanned, God gave her the type of military victory which we see again and again in the Old Testament. This first war reminded me of the war in which Gideon was given the victory over 132,000 enemy army, even though he had only 300 men! God gave Gideon the victory even though he was outnumbered 440 to 1. Israel's 1948 victory over the combined Arab armies should have sent the message to an unbelieving world that God was back in the business of protecting Israel in the same manner in which He protected her in the Old Testament.
Since then, wars were fought in 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982. The outnumbered Israelites won each of those wars, but each time permanent peace eluded them, as their Arab enemies became ever more implacable and hateful.
Let us return to Joel 3:7b, as God warns the enemies of the Jew: "Ö I will return your deed of retaliation upon your own head." The Palestinians should carefully bear this warning in mind, even as they are attacking, killing, and mutilating scores of Jews in an effort to annihilate them man, woman, and child. In fact, God is addressing the Arab directly here, as verses 3-6 of this chapter clearly indicate. Now, God turns His attention to the whole world during these End Times, after Israel has come back to her land. In verse 9, we read: "Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare War! Stir up the mighty men! Let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, 'I am strong, a warrior'! " [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Notice that this prophecy is an exact reversal of the prophecy relating to the end of all war, as Jesus begins His Millennial Reign. In Isaiah 2:4, we see that Messiah will put an end to war. "... they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
But, in the era immediately after Israel is restored back to her land, we see the prophecy of war, of every nation coming systematically into the Valley of Jehoshaphat [generic term for Middle East] for God's judgment of war.
"Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put in the sickle, for the vintage harvest is ripe; come down and tread the grapes for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the Day of the Lord is near in the Valley of Decision!"
Then, in Zechariah 12, we see God foretelling a very special plan for His city, Jerusalem. Beginning in verse 1, we see God foretell an oracle, or judgment for Israel, as He begins to prepare her for the return of Jesus Christ. In verse 2, God says: "Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup or bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about, and in the siege against Jerusalem, there will also be a siege against Judah [Israel]. And in that day, I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples: all who lift it or burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded. And all the nations of the earth shall come and gather against it."
Finally, in verse 9, God says: "Ö I will make it my aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."
Thus, anyone who fights against Jerusalem is really fighting against the God of Israel, of the Holy Bible, against Jesus Christ Himself! But, God will allow matters to seemingly get out of hand against Israel, so that, when He stretches forth His hand to deliver Israel, He will get the glory. Thus it is that we see, in Daniel 12;1, that things get so bad, Michael the Archangel, and Protector of Israel, has to "stand up" in Heaven and go forth to fight for Israel.
Unless you have been living on another planet in these days, you know that all-out war seems to be breaking out between Israel and the Palestinians, with the rest of the Arab world expressing willingness to come to the aid of the Palestinians. Could this be the spark for the kind of global judgment of which God speaks in Joel 3? Yes, it is, and we know this because of Obadiah 15-18. Turn your Bibles there.
The first 14 verses of this one-chapter book have already been fulfilled; but, in verse 15, God leaps all the way to the very End of the Age. "For the Day of the Lord is near upon all the nations." With this reference to the Day of the Lord, we see that this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled, and when it is fulfilled, it will be done so at the End of the Age. Conversely, when we see the stage being uniquely prepared for its fulfillment, we can know that this is one more sign that the world is indeed, in the End of all things.
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nnihilation of a people from Edom whom God calls the House of Esau. In 1993, I emailed the Israeli Embassy to ask them who the House of Esau was, and if they had modern-day descendents. Two days later, I received an email back from a Rabbi, telling me that the modern-day descendents of the House of Esau were the Palestinians, led by Arafat. However, their home was in Edom, and more Palestinians live there than within Israel.
Suddenly, the terrible accuracy of today's Daily News hit me right between the eyes! I could see the stage being set for an all-out war between the Palestinians of Yassir Arafat and Israel, a war that will result in the complete annihilation of the Palestinians. Finally, God revealed in verse 18 that this war will erupt out of Israel and will burn the House of Esau to "stubble", so that they would be destroyed as if they had never existed.
Today we see exactly this... We are told it is not a Palestinian thing, but rather a terrorist thing, I beg to differ, It's all about Jerusalem /Israel as Bin laden keeps saying.. This world situation we are in all revolves around the tiny state of Israel, Gods coveted land just as it is written.
This is the scenario being played out in your Daily News, every single day! However, this war will only be a spark that is designed to explode across the globe, as we see today. Eventually if not already Israel is severely pressured in to giving up her land to appease the Arabs... Its all about the economy/money and fear.. The lack of faith in God is gone... America sings "I trust in my country"... thats not going to cut it!
This attitude of sacrificing Israel for peace is fatal to the participants and the sure sign of coming calamities and destruction of any who come against Her/Israel.. I won't get into it here... But It has been well documented that every time America comes against her, she suffers a specific time of natural or national troubles... this time of abandonment and deception toward Israel will eventually become known as World War 3, and out of the smoke, dust, and disaster of this war, Antichrist will come, with great lying signs and wonders, and will be welcome n our world..as Hitler was when her emerged to solve the problems of those times...The antichrist will have supernatural intellect and power and will deceive many...
Remember during all this Arab talk of hating the Zionists and wanting them dead, the Lord your God is the biggest Zionist in the world, and He has promised utter, devastating physical judgment for all people who threaten Israel or Mount Zion, which is the Temple Mount.
Watch the events in Israel very carefully, because the final chapter is being written there. The demonic 'guiding spirits' of Freemasonry, of the leaders of the New World Order Plan, are planning a final, definitive Third World War, which will begin between Israel and her Arab neighbors and spread to the entire world. Literally, out of the smoke and destruction of this Third World War, Antichrist will come striding!
Thus, when you hear news that peace is nearly at hand, you know not to believe it. When you hear that a cease-fire has been proclaimed, you know that it will not last! No Christian should allow their heart to be vexed as to whether or not peace will break out in the Middle East, or that war will be averted. We know from Scripture that the Time of this Age is, unfortunately, war and not peace, hatred spilling over into all-out global war, not love among men.
In fact, during the past 2,500 years of world history, mankind has known either unremitting war or slavery. A history teacher once described history as a "record of man's wars with the few years of peace in between". This description is very accurate. Since the heart of man is inherently evil [Jeremiah 17:9], we know that disagreements and wars will constantly be the norm, and not the exception. We in America since World War II, and especially since President Reagan, have known so much peace at home, no wars involving Americans abroad, and unprecedented material prosperity, that we cannot conceive that this all might be coming to an end really fast.
God has called us to be realists, and not so idealistic we cannot see what is happening around us. Jesus told us to be "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." [Matthew 10:16]. Jesus further told us we would know the End of the Age when we look out upon the world and see the signs the Bible gives by which we shall know the Antichrist is close. Listen to His words:
"... when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." [Matthew 24:33-34] Today, the signs of the End of the Age are everywhere. Today, for the first time in world history, we see that the nations of the world have been economically reorganized into exactly 10 super nations, with NAFTA as Nation #1 and Western Europe as Nation #2. This reality kicks the prophecy in Daniel 7:8, giving us the only sequence of events by which Antichrist would arise. Listen:
"I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things."
The sequence is this: 1). Daniel sees the world reorganizing into only 10 super nations; this occurred from 1992-1996. 2) Daniel sees Antichrist arising up among the 10 horns, obviously one of them, the same kind of person they are. Or, to put it another way, each of the 10 kings will be just like Antichrist. Therefore, we can know that, since 1996, the next event on God's prophetic calendar is the appearance of Antichrist. 3). The Antichrist destroys, or causes to be destroyed, three of the original 10 super nations.
We truly stand at the precipice of the greatest event of history since the time Jesus ascended back into Heaven nearly 2,000 years ago. Since the "birth" of Antichrist is foretold in Matthew 24, let us go quickly there for more enlightenment. In this chapter, Jesus says in verse 8, that the signs of the End of the Age were like "birth pangs" by which a woman gives birth. However, what is the baby to be born by these birth pangs of wars, rumors of wars, famine, and earthquakes? There are actually two babies prophesied to be born in Matthew 24:
In verse 15, we suddenly see Jesus talking about the Abomination of Desolation in the Temple as Daniel foretold in 9:27; but, wait a minute, the Temple was destroyed in AD 70, along with the nation, Israel. Clearly, if an abomination is going to have to be committed, then the Temple has to be rebuilt, and the nation of Israel has to be reborn. Therefore, when Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948, the first baby being born came into existence.
Further, the Antichrist is the one whom Daniel foretells that will commit the Abomination of Desolation. Therefore, Antichrist is the second baby to be born in Matthew 24. This is the event laying straight ahead of us now, being played out in your Daily News. The same birth pangs as those accompanying the birth of Israel will accompany the birth of Antichrist -- Wars, Rumors of Wars, Nation rising up against Nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, Famines and Earthquakes in many places throughout the world.
These type of birth pangs are what we are seeing today, and which will get so very much stronger so as to produce Antichrist. And while the Church might be Raptured before the Antichrist confirms the Covenant with Israel's leaders, we are likely to go through the rest of the birth pangs of Matthew 24. We will be spared the similar judgments found in the Book of Revelation, but will have to go through these terrible birth pangs of Matthew 24.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
..Some don't think we should use fear when bringing people to Jesus. I too use to feel this way but the more I get to know my Lord the more I realize the reality of not knowing Him. I Remember my three year old son walked outside by himself. When I discovered this I didn't focus on how much I loved him to make him aware of the reality that awaited him in the street. I told him that he could get hit by a car or someone could come and take him away from me. We can't water down the word because the reality of not knowing Jesus is the most frightening thing I can imagine.
Jesus Christ, in the book of revelation said that, in the final three -and-one-half years of the great Tribulation, the red horse of the Apocalypse ( representing war ) would go forth to destroy and take peace from the earth (Revelation 6; 3-4 )
Jesus also told His disciples that the Bible was correct in its messages concerning the end of the world because of sin. He informed them that the end forecast by scripture was not far away, and that the key to this End lay in the writings of a Hebrew prophet named Daniel. "When you see the abomination of desolation forecast by the prophet Daniel set up in the holy place, then let those in Judea flee to the mountains", Jesus warned. (Mt.24:15 ).
The prophet Ezekiel foresaw this end as well, and said that it would originate in the far north, in Magog; and would be brought to Jerusalem by a man whose prophetic name was Gog.
The Book of Revelation concurred with Daniel, saying that the world's end would culminate in a terrible war waged against the western world by the kings of the East. And all agreed that the nation powering this catastrophe would be called 'Persia'; and that it would pour into the west across the Euphrates river at a place called 'Media'.
How do these prophecies relate to one another and how do they relate to the Twentieth Century?
The apostle Paul wrote . In the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents. ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it . . .
Psalms 128:1-4 Blessed [is] every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with the. Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
The same may be said on all of the subjects on which the Bible speaks, including salvation and forgiveness of sins. For one who has come to Christ and experienced the personal relationship between God and themselves, no additional proofs of the Bible are needed. 1JO 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually
Whether you believe in Jesus or not, I'd like to ask you all to say this small prayer before we go further/conclude. If we say it from our heart/soul and Jesus is a true savior, will he not show us his truth, prove to us he hears our prayer??
This will be personal proof of Gods Love for you. Let God prove his power in helping you gain faith and understanding... and to take away your fear.
In the prayer I will use "we" as we ( readers of the Seven Letters) all send this prayer together !
Dear Lord, Father in heaven I/we pray to/through you son Jesus today to help us understand the truth being told of his ministry... We ask you Lord that you might forgive us for our many sins. and thank you Lord Jesus for providing for us a chance to find our redemption and to find your love through your blood you have shed for us through your sacrifice for us.
We pray together Lord so we might receive the graces of your crucifixion and resurrection. We believe and trust you will help us in building our faith, showing us the truth of your love for us.
We pray we might be able to find the path to your house. We Pray together today to you Lord Jesus to ask you to forgive us and walk with us in the coming times ahead.. Dear God give us your wisdom/truth/love
and make us worthy of the promises of Christ.. Amen
The last few days have witnessed a resurgence in efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, primarily by the US and England. It is crucially important that we keep this issue in prayer and watch closely. The prophetic indication in the book of Zechariah that in the last days every nation will turn against Jerusalem could be realized before long if the present trend continues, particularly because the 'new plan' calls for the dividing of Jerusalem into an Israel capitol and a Palestinian capitol.
Coupled with other worldwide events transpiring at this time, it is vitally important that intercessors and believers in general not be guilty of failing to 'see the forest for the trees'. There is so much happening at this time that it is very easy for all of us to be distracted with individual news developments and lose the sense of the bigger picture. Stay in prayer and stay in the Word and pray for us as well as we work to sort through and evaluate the 'mountains' of reports we study each day in order to discern the true issues from a biblical and prophetic standpoint.
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Shall we seek the truth? Should we take a look? A wise path to follow is to look inside Gods book. It tells us that he loves us and he's coming back So we better find the truth and maybe get on track.
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This is an EXCELLENT discourse showing how the bible prophesies are all coming true. DO take the time to read all of the following.
May 19, 2002
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station.
Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."
Why do I believe we are in the Latter Days ... Many people have asked me why I think we are in the end times mentioned so many times in Scripture. Here is a brief summary of the evidence I have used for my own conformation of this belief. It served me well, as not only a warning of times ahead, but also as a faith building conformation of Gods hand in writing the Bible...
As we read in Isaiah 46:11:
"Indeed, I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it."
God tells us In His Bible what we can expect to see and go through in these times ... He warns us and gave us signs ... these signs are not only the road map to understanding future events, which warns us, but can also act as powerful proof of His miraculous ways and will prove to a skeptic the truth of Christ's second coming and the fact Jesus is in indeed the true savior.
When I first became interested in whether Christianity had any validity that could be a basis for true faith, I often looked at the astonishing factuality of fulfilled prophesy in the past and present ... who but God could predict future events? The purpose of the Seven Letters is to prove the truth of scripture to itís readers ... the truth of Jesus as lord and savior and that heís coming back soon. When you read this letters you will see why one has to ask oneself ... how could all the predictions in the Bible about the latter days be so accurate without being divinely inspired by our Creator?
The End Times. Can We Know When?
Can we know when the Lord Jesus Christ will return? Are we supposed to know? Out of curiosity, I frequently ask people, "When do you think Christ will return?" The typical response is, "Soon maybe, but we are not supposed to know when, or even to speculate. He will come 'as a thief in the night.'" For several reasons, based on Scripture, I am surprised at this response by many otherwise knowledgeable Christians.
First the "thief in the night" passage refers to unbelievers (1 Thessalonians 5:4). But in the very same passage Paul tells believers, "You are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief". In other words, if we are trusting in Christ and looking for His coming, even the very day does not have to surprise us. A large percentage of the Bible is predictive prophecy about the Second Coming. God went to a lot of trouble to document all this information on our behalf. Was all that to keep it a big secret from us? Or did he give it that His people, especially seekers, might understand? The latter seems more reasonable.
At the time of Jesus' first coming certain ones knew the prophecies and understood the times. And Jesus rebuked those who did not understand the signs of the times in His day (Matthew 16:3). "O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times." (Matthew 16:3).
The time cycles referred to so often in the Bible correspond with today's era.
God Himself said, "Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing it to His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:3, NIV)
God not only knows the end from the beginning, He tells us in His Word that He makes it known! "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come." (Isaiah 46:10)
It seems clear that God actually does want us to seek and know at least the general period when Christ will return, and possibly much more specifically, so that even the day will "not surprise" us, as Paul said.
So let us remember What God tells us all ..." All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking and training in righteousness." ( Timothy 3: 16 )
Bible Prophesy as our guide...
God wants you to know, WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS COME TO PASS (the prophecies from the Bible in this message), KNOW YE THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NIGH AT HAND-Lk 21:31.
People have said the end was near many times in the past ó true. But did you know the Bible shows us no prophecy of the latter days meant anything until Israel was reborn into a nation? Did you know Godís Word indicates to us a generation would not pass from Israelís rebirth, till all be fulfilled (which includes the Rapture, the Tribulation, and Jesus Christís return)? We are not setting any dates, but are giving you a warning sign to watch and be ready.
Many people have been preaching about the latter days of the end times in churches, on radio, TV, and through books. Some include Billy Graham, Hal Lindsey, Rex Humbard, Ray Brubaker, John Hagee, David Breese, Zola Levitt, Jack Van Impe, and Peter Lalonde, just to mention a few. Even people who do not know the Bible can sense something is about to happen. To those that understand the Bible, no explanation is needed. To those that are prideful, self-centered, that love this world, that despise Godís correction, that are contentious and seeking the praise of men rather than of God, no explanation is possible - ref Dan 12:4,10; Mt 24:37, 39.
It has been said that it is virtually impossible for anyone to make 11 straight predictions, 2000 years into the future. There is only one chance in 8 x 10 to the 63rd power, or 80 with 63 zeros after it, that such a thing could be done. If such a set of predictions existed, it would have to be the Word of God.
Consider; could you write eleven straight predictions that would take place 2000 years in the future, the year 4000 A.D.? Include the rebirth of a specific nation and exactly how it would be reborn. Include specific nations that would exist and certain nations that would be allied together, and the exact size of a nationís army. Include what the people would be like in the year 4000. Include what the church would be like in those days. Include the names of actual cities that would exist and name certain crops and fruit trees that would exist. Do eleven straight prophecies, and be exactly correct on every single one.
The Bible not only does this eleven times, but hundreds of times with absolute, perfect accuracy. If this is so, even the most skeptical person would have to agree that there is indeed a God, and the Bible has to be the Word of God. 2 Peter 1:20,21 "KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN, BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST. O FOOLS, AND SLOW OF HEART TO BELIEVE ALL THAT THE PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN" -Lk 24:25. However, believing there is a God and acknowledging the Bible is the Word of God does not save a person. A person needs to repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their only hope of being saved. This is done by faith.
Letís prove the Bible is true and that we are nearing the end of the last generation before Christ returns:
1. The Jewish people would be scattered worldwide; yet Israel would become a nation again-ref Isa 66:8; Mic 5:3. Prophecy fulfilled. This happened exactly as predicted on May 14, 1948. Thatís 1 out of 1. Note: Israel was destroyed in approximately 721 B.C. and Judah about 135 years later. For the last 2500 years, approximately fourteen different peoples have possessed the land of Israel. Nevertheless, the Bible showed that the day would come when the nation of Israel would be reborn. The rebirth of Israel was a key sign, indicating we had entered a time period called the latter days. It was the beginning of a countdown leading to the Tribulation and culminating with the Battle of Armageddon and the return of Jesus immediately after. Along with the fulfillment of this crucial event are over 360 prophecies that would all come together, so we might recognize that the Tribulation is very close at hand. Twenty nine of them are listed here.
Yet the Bible foretells that most people would not believe these things, despite the overwhelming evidence of the fulfillment of the signs from Godís Word and the incredible rebirth of Israel happening exactly as predicted. As people refused to believe the flood was coming in Noahís time, so people today willingly choose to disregard the signs of the times.
2. Israel shall be brought forth in one day, at once-ref Isa 66:8. Prophecy fulfilled-May 14, 1948. Thatís 2 out of 2. Note: On Nov. 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the U.N. approved a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. On the morning of May 14, 1948 (the last day of the British mandate), a meeting of the Peopleís Council took place in Israel to decide on the name of the state and to finalize the declaration. At exactly 4pm, the proclamation ceremony began at the Tel Aviv museum. The 979 Hebrew words of the Scroll of Independence were read. All stood, and the scroll was adopted. The notorious White Paper, issued by the British in 1930 restricting Jewish immigration, was declared null and void. Members of the Peopleís Council signed the proclamation. David Ben-Gurion rapped his gavel, declaring, "The State of Israel is established. This meeting is ended." Israel was brought forth as a nation in one day, at once. It happened exactly as predicted. At midnight, the British soldiers and high commissioner would leave. President Truman was swift in announcing U.S. recognition of Israel. The following morning, on May 15, Israel was under armed attack by the Egyptians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis.
3. The rebirth of Israel would happen after many days. It would occur a long time in the future after the prophecy was made and at the time the bible calls the latter days-Ezek 38:8. Prophecy fulfilled-May 14, 1948. Thatís 3 out of 3. Note: It is estimated that this prophecy was made around 580 B.C. Approximately 2500 years later, in 1948, this prophecy was fulfilled.
4. Israel would be brought forth (or reborn) "out of the nations." - Ezek 38:8. Prophecy fulfilled-May 14, 1948. Thatís 4 out of 4. Note: On Nov. 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the "United Nations" approved a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. This prophecy was perfectly fulfilled. Consider, for centuries the land of Israel had been occupied by many nations. Israel was "brought forth out of the nations" ó the children of Israel from many nations were returning to their ancient homeland.
5. Israel must regain the city of Jerusalem -Joel 2:32; Isa 28:14; Ezek 22:19. This happened just as predicted in 1967. Thatís 5 out of 5. The Bible clearly tells us that the world will come against the Holy Land of Israel ... as I watch our news this prophesy is coming to be true as we watch the Arab nations gain support and control of worlds policy and power ... Controlling UN votes and influence: Oil being the real God of this world ... America sees this commodity as a vital necessity to itís economic survival and we all know itís money/economy is far more important than Gods covenant with Israel; anyone that comes against Israel will be destroyed ... Will America be destroyed ...?
On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
"I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it."
These changes will continue until we see the stage set for the coming One World Government/dictatorship/Anti Christ. Never has there been a world government, however the elite are moving behind the scenes to produce a world government as quickly as possible.
This could every well be manifest in the strengthening position / power of the United Nations / Nato World court etc ... All World controlling powers; who is in charge? As many of you know, I believe that America is the nation called Babylon in the Book of Revelations. She is a harlot who rides the head of the beast, which I think is likely the UN. She rides the beast, then for a reason not given, the beast turns on her and destroys her with fire. Interesting that the UN, even Europe, is beginning to threaten America over Middle East policy. Their "friend", who used to ride, and even lead them.
This scenario seemed so impossible just a short time ago and with a world war now on the brink in the Middle East and the prophesied elimination of a few main powers by the weapons that everyone now has!!! With the new threat of worldwide terrorism, the world will be screaming for this type of change/order and control.
The rising power and influence of the United Nations, NATO, World trade Organization, and the World Court are moving us quickly beyond the days of national sovereignty and individual nations to a time of One World Government ...
Note: The Bible gives us two methods so we would know we are in the last generation. One is by Israelís rebirth. The other, by a precise line of events that would all come together at one time. Israel was reborn on May 14th, 1948. The Bible indicates that from Israelís rebirth a generation would not pass till all be fulfilled. A Jewish generation is figured from the age of 20 to 60 (1968) ... Most scholars think a generation is 40 years ... some suggest 52.4 years ... We are not setting any date, but it seems clear that we are living in that generation now.
6. The Christian church at the time of the end would be lukewarm, neither cold nor hot for Jesus. Prophecy fulfilled. Thatís 6 out of 6.
Note: God will spew them out. Many church leaders and people that call themselves Christians and are sure they are saved, will not be going to heaven. The Bible tells us ó you have acquired wealth, but your true condition is wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked and you donít know it - Rev 3:14-22. This is todayís church. Most churches preach very little Scripture, but lots of worldly stories.
Many sing a great deal, but put very little emphasis on repentance, obeying, serving, and fearing God, the fruits of the Spirit, Bible prophecy, and studying your Bible faithfully every day. Many are only entertainment centers that teach what their members want to hear. People will not endure sound doctrine - 2 Tim 4:3. They turn away from the truth - 2 Tim 4:4. Many church members are so lukewarm or dead, they donít even bring their Bibles with them to the house of God. Many ministers think this is the best church age ever, yet the Bible clearly shows it is the worst and most deceived.
7. The Bible gives us over 50 descriptions about the people at the time of the end. Here are some:
A. Some would depart from the faith and go into devil worship -1 Tim 4:1. This is perfect. Reportedly in Great Britain alone, there are about 35,000 professing witches.
B. People would have no conscience -1 Tim 4:1,2.
C. People would mock about the last days and not believe -2 Pe 3:3; Jude 18.
D. People would become lovers of themselves -2 Tim 3:1,2. Remember the TV commercials ó "I do it for me"?
E. People would be disobeying their parents -2 Tim 3:1,2.
F. People would be grateful for nothing -2 Tim 3:1,2.
G. Homosexuality would increase - Lk 17:28,30; ref Gen 19:5; Ro 1:24,26,27.
H. People would be without self-control in sex -2 Tim 3:1,2,6; Rev 9:21, Lk 17:28,30;
I. People would be
untrustworthy, friends would betray friends -2 Tim 3:1-3.
J. People would love pleasures more than God -2 Tim 3:1,2,4. This is true. Shall we go on a picnic, watch football, or sleep. Church? ó we can go another time. Our American motto "In God we trust" has become a joke. Remember, these were all predicted centuries ago as part of the signs that we are at the time of the end.
K. People would be taking drugs - Rev 9:21. The Greek word for sorceries, in Rev 9:21, means pharmaceuticals or drugs. Godís Word is 100% right on every one. Thatís 7 out of 7.
Note: Fifty years ago, many people never locked their doors at night. People could leave their keys in their car. Merchants could leave their merchandise on the sidewalk without guards, and there was no profanity on television, radio, or in the movies. One of the biggest problems in public school was gum chewing. Those days are long gone.
8. There would be weapons that could destroy the world - Mk 13:20; Rev 6:8; Rev 9:18; Zech 14:8,12. This prophecy is true. Thatís 8 out of 8. Note: When in our history would anyone have ever thought this possible? It is estimated that the combined nuclear arsenals of the USA and Russia (as of the year 2000) could kill every living thing on earth 6 times over.
9. There would be an increase in earthquakes - Mt 24:2,3,7; Mk 13:8; Lk 21:11. This prophecy is correct. There are many times as many earthquakes now as there were in the first half of the twentieth century ... Earthquakes. Also like increasing birth pangs, Jesus also said there would be earthquakes in various places. From official records, scholars have researched the frequency of earthquakes and report an astonishing increase since -- yes, just the middle of last century, when Israel was reborn and all the other signs began. A recent study shows that in the 1940s there were only 51 earthquakes worldwide above Richter 6.0; in the 1950s, 475; the 1980s, 1,085; and in the 1990s, 1,514 (Matthew 24:7). (Source: Prophecy in the News magazine, October 1996, and the National Earthquake Information Center.) Thatís 9 out of 9.
Note: One might think as the earth settled over a period of time that earthquakes would decrease like ripples in the water. Yet the Bible indicates the opposite is true. And this trend continues to grow in intensity as a woman in Labour ... This will culminate during the Battle of Armageddon, AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS. At that time, there will be an earthquake that will shake the world. The cities of the nations will fall. Every island will flee away.
10. At the time of the end, there would be famines in various places. Food shortages would still exist in some places - Mt 24:3,4,7; ref Mk 13:8; Lk 21:11. This prophecy is accurate, and I believe will become much worse in the years ahead due to man made (Ozone depletion) climatic changes in our environment ... Thatís 10 out of 10.
Note: In this last generation, many are starving in the world. Poverty and crop failure, due to severe weather, drought, or insect infestation, are often a factor. Many people are born, live, and die on the streets, in alleyways, or railroad stations in some countries of the world. Multitudes live in mud houses with grass or palm branches for a roof or have no place to live at all. Billions have no electricity. In some nations, good drinking water is almost nonexistent. Senseless wars have left millions of people with no place to go. Refugee camps exist in many places where people live under conditions that are almost indescribable. They are hungry.
One such person was asked, as I recall, "What would it take for you to consider yourself rich?" His reply was, "I would consider myself rich, if I could have a roof over my head that did not leak, and if I could know what it is like to go to bed at night with a full stomach." It has been estimated that 60,000,000 people a year die from starvation around the world. This prophecy is accurate.
11. The Gospel must be published in all the world - Mk 13:10. This prophecy is exact. Thatís 11 out of 11.
Note: In this last generation, to our knowledge, the Gospel is being published (or is about to be published) in the primary language of every nation of the world or "among all nations". Yet when this prophecy was made, the accomplishment of such a thing would have seemed impossible. There was no printing press or any means to do such a thing. In addition to this, the Gospel should be available by short-wave radio to listeners anywhere in the world. We have just reached the point that seemed impossible ó11 perfect predictions ó but of course with God nothing is impossible.
12. In the latter days when Israel was once again a nation, there would be a great military power to the extreme north of Israel in the land of Magog (which is modern-day Russia) - Ezek 38:2-4,8,15,16. Incredible. Thatís 14 out of 14.
Note: How could the Bible have foretold such a thing? It told the location of this nation, facts about its military, and even the time period it would come to pass. As was already said in Lk 24:25 - "O FOOLS, AND SLOW OF HEART TO BELIEVE ALL THAT THE PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN". Certainly, at this point, even the biggest skeptic in the world can see that the Bible is true, there is a God, and we are very near the time of the end.
Here are just a few more prophecies briefly given, out of the 365 that exist, regarding this latter day generation.
13. In the last days, people would be hoarding gold and silver. True. It began in the late 1970ís. And there are certain clues coming out recently that the US is going back to the gold standard of old ... a gold /precious metal based currency ...watch for this... Metals will again shine in the uncertainty of Global markets and the fear of World Government fiscal and financial policy...
14. There would be a nation to the far east of Israel, to the end of the earth. This nation would have an army of 200 million. This is absolutely astounding. It is estimated by some that the population of the entire world at the time of Christ was only about 200,000,000. How then could the Bible have ever told the location of a nation and given such a figure as the size of its army nearly 2000 years ago? China has boasted that they could field an army of this exact figure. China, the only nation whose army is now the "exact" size as the army which crosses the Euphrates River in the book of Revelations. The only nation that has ever, in the history of the world had an army as big as that army. The "kings of the east"?
Revelation 9:16, "And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them." The current size of the army of China is this size exactly.
15. The currency in Israel at the time of the end would be the Shekel. The currency had been the Israeli pound until June 1980, when it was changed to the Shekel. The Bible is flawless.
16. There would be an economic alliance of the nations of the Old Roman Empire. It would have a military capability. This is a perfect description of the European Economic Community (the EEC). The EEC which contains all the territories of the Old Roman Empire, is in the process right now of adopting the one-currency system for many of their member nations. It is written, IN THE DAYS OF THESE KINGS (these nations, which is now) SHALL THE GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM - Dan 2:44.
Globalism. The increased centralization of world financial and political power into a "New World Order" is a prelude to the soon-coming anti-Christ, who will deceive most of the world (Daniel 7-12; Matthew 24:15; Revelation 13).
One World Government:
Over two thousand years ago the prophets Daniel and John described that there would be a global, world government led by the coming dictator, the Antichrist in the last days (Daniel 7:14). "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him" (Revelation 13:7,8). There has never been a world government during thousands of years of human history. The elite are moving behind the scenes to produce a world government as quickly as possible. The rising power of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and World Court are moving us quickly beyond the days of national sovereignty and individual nations. These things are all happening today!
Apostasy. Paul also says that in the last days there will be those with "a form of godliness, but denying its power" (2 Timothy 3:5), a condition even in many Christian churches today where the power of the Holy Spirit is not only denied, even His mention is rare and often discouraged, while anti-Christian practices are encouraged, all in the name of "religion."
Not only can we see all the Bible prophesies regarding this time coming true in today's world ... but there are no prophesies regarding the "latter days" that arenít coming true! It's a perfect record again ... God was Ďright oní in the past and he is Ďbang oní today for today ... God's Bible scripture is truth, plain and simple ... we have to start putting these facts together ... and make some decisions about our faith ... and His second coming.
Many of prophecies for our generation have been given, all perfect and all written centuries ago. The chance of any person writing these perfect prophecies 2000 years into the future is not possible. The Bible is the Word of God, and we have just proved it and will continue to look at more proof ... We cannot keep saying to ourselves ... "oh I just donít know".
Friends ... Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Repent and Read and obey the Gospel. God loves you. He is not willing that any should perish. The Rapture may be close, weather it be pre trib or post, it dosent matter ... what matters is to be ready, to watch ... This is what Jesus commanded ... Most people are not ready and will not be taken. However, you cannot say you did not know. I know itís hard to do ... I mean, to leave the world and enter the faith in Jesus Christ ... Looking at evidence like this helps me and I hope it helps you ...
Pray to God for understanding and true faith ... only he can allow it. For your sake ... know and understand. Mt 16:26: " 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?"
The Bible is full of amazing and miraculous Ďfingerprintsí of Gods hand ... For me this is vital proof for the skeptic and luke warm Christian. Throughout the old Testament, there are hundreds of prophesies pertaining to the coming Messiah. As we know and as archeology/ history proves, the Old Testament was written hundreds of years before the arrival of Jesus. Yet God, through scripture, tells us through three different prophets, over 50 exact details on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ hundreds of years before his birth. Every one came true to the letter ... This simply cannot happen by chance...
Are You Ready?
In today's world we are lost in mainstream materialism and self absorption. God is yet a small part of our lives and is slowly disappearing in our minds and hearts ... Remember what God told us of people's attitudes in the end days .... (2 Tim 3:1-4) : "There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God".
The Bible clearly tells us to "watch" and "be ready", to wait and look for the signs and the season, and interpret these signs. He told us he loved us and died for us and is coming back! Hard for some of us to believe, but true. The reason why I'm sending out the Seven Letters is ... there is an urgency for you and for all to find the truth/Jesus. I strive to point out these 'Signs' and to be of help to you in the troubled times ahead ... I pray you find the truth in this message.
Right now, kneel and pray this prayer out loud, and mean it with all your heart:
DEAR JESUS, I AM A SINNER. I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD AND DIED FOR MY SINS ON THE CROSS. FORGIVE ALL OF MY SINS. JESUS, I REPENT. I ASK YOU TO HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER, AND COME INTO MY LIFE. GIVE ME YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR POWER. HELP ME TO FOLLOW AND OBEY YOUR COMMANDMENTS, AND TO LIVE FOR YOU. JESUS, I GIVE YOU MY LIFE. THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY PRAYER. THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY LIFE. I ASK IT IN THE NAME OF MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.
All the treasure of wisdom and knowledge that is found in Jesus Christ is the truth.
We will prove we cannot know the truth about this world, except by looking through his eyes.
Every genuine seeking of truth will ultimately come to the understanding that the Bible is the "Mother lode" of the treasure we seek. If this was forwarded to you and you would like to learn more of the truth told to all in His bible, simply send a blank e-mail to email@example.com and you will recieve the (free) proof of His mercy, proof of the truth in His word.
The Seven Letters are ... An accumulation of important facts and findings, containing considerable scriptural evidence, proving God's divine inspiration/ fingerprint, and plan - hidden to most - within His Word...
Written to prove to you and anyone the significance and urgency of these times we live in and what we must do to make sure we are in the 'protection of Christ' in the times ahead...
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