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Antichrist’s Banner

With all the gay pride celebrations taking place you have to wonder where it all fits into prophecy. We were foretold that the last days would be just like the days of Noah and the days of Lot, and in their times this type of behavior ran rampant, among other things. But how does the symbology fit in, such as the gay flag?

(Rev 6:2) And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Each of the four horses, of the first four seals in Revelation, represents one of the four “dynasties” run by Satan and his cronies. The white is religion, red is politics, black is economy, and pale is education. These are the four sectors that guide the world, during the tribulation, into the one world nation of the first beast, which then leads to the one world religion of the second beast.

This white horse, being that of the religious dynasty, is ridden symbolically by antichrist himself. The seals are opened in the order that those particular aspects begin, and then the dynasties are finalized in reverse order. The religious dynasty was the first that was established thousands of years ago by the kenites working in the temple, and it will be finalized last when antichrist comes pretending to be God.

The rider of this white horse conquers the people of the world by deception through the various religious systems of the world. And he carries a bow, or rainbow, but in the Greek this rainbow is specifically is ‘toxon’.

Toxon (G5115) – From the base of G5088; a bow (apparently as the simplest fabric): – bow.

In other words, this bow is a cheap fabric imitation of God’s promise to us, which is represented by the rainbow. If you remember in Genesis 8, God told us He would never again flood the land with water to destroy the life there, and He gave us the rainbow as a symbol to remind us. When antichrist comes, there will once again be a flood, and this one will cover the entire earth, however it is not one of water, but of lies issued out of the mouth of satan, who at that time will be on earth as antichrist.

(Rev 12:15) And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

(Rev 12:16) And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

This flood of lies will sweep people away in a frenzy of deception and they will buy into everything he and his system tells them, especially that what ministers have taught from the Bible for millennia about decency and morality has been wrong, and that it is more important for people to be happy, and to be “good people.” They are now teaching that God doesn’t hold us to the same standards that He did in the olden times.

Well today we have what seems to be a cheap fabric imitation of God’s rainbow, one which most people of the world, even so many churches, are swallowing up as the new age “doctrine of God.” We are told God never changes, and His Word is good from the beginning to the end for doctrine and reproof.

This flag appears to be this toxon that will be carried by the rider of the white horse to unite the world under a new world religion or belief system.

It is no coincidence that, in this last generation, at this exact time, we are seeing this symbol everywhere including our own Christian religious systems, which are really supposed to uphold the Bible, but instead are trampling God’s Word. It is a lie that it is OK with God to practice things He Himself has told us are an abomination to Him. This trend is not just about being with those of the same sex, but about a total disregard and hatred of God, for the purpose of doing what feels good to the person and not what pleases God.

This symbol is now coming to represent everything that God is against because it is dividing the world between people that have a love and respect for God and His Word, and people who could not care any less for Him.

Now God’s rainbow has 7 bands of color, and biblically 7 means spiritual completion. The rainbow flag has 6 bands; 6 represents man and spiritual imperfection in the Bible. Which color is missing? Indigo. Indigo is a dark bluish color, which has come to represent, especially in flags, wisdom. Well guess what is missing from this counterfeit flag: you guessed it, wisdom. Add to that, without all 7 colors of the spectrum, you cannot have true white light, which represents purity. God’s pure white light is the Truth, and His rainbow, as a whole, represents His truth. The rainbow flag, by not being comprised of all 7 colors, cannot represent the truth of God.

A symbol that was set by God to represent all that is God in His Word and His promise, has been perverted to stand for everything that is against God. It is a symbol of rebellion against God, and it will be the banner flown by the rider of the white horse.

Remember why we are on earth and what is the meaning of life. Do you choose God, or do you choose anything but God? That is the choice.

God Bless

 

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Revelation 8

In the last chapter, Revelation 7, we read about the 6th seal, in which God’s elect are sealed with the truth by the Holy Spirit. And now we are about to read of the 7th seal, which is understanding of all the seals as a whole, in preparation of the coming tribulation and antichrist.

(Rev 8:1) And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

The 7th seal is the understanding of the sequence of events in the end times. By the time the 7th seal is opened, in this sequence of events, satan, as antichrist, will have been on the earth for the second half of the Tribulation, (666–6th seal, 6th trump, 6th vial), and therefore during that second half, there is silence in heaven because he will no longer be there fighting the battle he had led during the first half against God’s angels.

(Rev 8:2) And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

No we are going to go into the 7 trumpets, which announce the sequence of events of the end times.

(Rev 8:3) And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

(Rev 8:4) And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

God hears all of our prayers, and He answers them accordingly. The answer isn’t always a yes because God always knows and does what is best for us. However, the faith that comes with these prayers pleases God and He values that. The saints, God’s elect, because they are led by the Holy Spirit, are guided as to what they should pray for, as no one knows God’s complete will because only He has the ability to know and see all.

(Rom 8:26) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

(Rom 8:27) And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

(Rom 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

(Rev 8:5) And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

The censer filled with prayers is filled with God’s consuming fire and He sends it to earth with His Holy Spirit to fire up all of His elect. As the trumpets start to sound, it is a call to action for His servants, and it will stir up the entire world because when God’s pure truth is shared, the reaction is either love or hate from the people of the world.

(Rev 8:6) And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

What these trumpets are about to announce will not be seen or perceived in a physical sense; it is on a spiritual level, and you will need spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear or you won’t even know  or understand that it’s happening.

These trumpet began, at the start of this last generation, which took place in 1948. As the generation has progressed, the rate at which prophecies are fulfilled, has been accelerating. These are known as the labor pains, and this is labor of the birth of a new age, which will begin when Jesus returns, after the Tribulation.

(Rev 8:7) The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

At the sound of this first trumpet, a vast number of people of the world, the trees and the grass, will become spiritually dead, as they do not know God through Jesus Christ, nor do they even care to know Him. This spiritual death can be overcome, but it is very difficult while in the flesh. But for many of them, there will be a chance in the Millennium, under Jesus’ rule on earth.

This spiritual destruction is accomplished through the hidden dynasty of education of the kenites, which is the 4th seal, in chapter 6 of Revelation, and through this means, people’s minds easily become more pliable to those in power.

(Rev 8:8) And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

As this second trumpet sound the nations (mountains) of the world begin to lose their sovereignty and are cast into the sea, which represents the people of the world. Then the nations of the world slowly become subject to the authority of a world government.

While this is taking place, even more people of the world (the sea again) begin to become spiritually dead. They become deceived by the delusions of people who would rather work out their own salvation to try to bring world peace, rather than turn to Jesus Christ to bring them peace. We are told in the Bible that until the time that Jesus returns, there will be no world peace. Those people who try to establish it on their own are liars and are accursed, because without establishing peace in Jesus’ name, tensions and hatred with fester up in people’s hearts until it boils over. This is inevitable, and for this reason, peace cannot ever be enforced, it must be welcomed through the love of Jesus.

(Rev 8:9) And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

Not only are these nations losing their independence, but the world trade between sovereign nations and the world’s economy is affected, and begins to grow weaker. This is accomplished through the hidden dynasty of economy, which is the 3rd seal.

(Rev 8:10) And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

This great star that falls from heaven is satan, the other morning star. He is the false morning star, or the false light bearer, Lucifer. Just as he is represented by the moon, and God represented by the sun, the poorly reflects the light that the sun gives off on its own, and satan poorly imitates the light of God’s truth and dimly lights the night, which is the Tribulation. Satan likes to try to imitate everything that God is and pass himself off as an angel of light.

(2Co 11:14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

(2Co 11:15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Those who serve satan at the deepest capacities are called the illuminati, which is an organization also run by the kenites. These are the “illuminated ones”, which are really only falsely illuminated. They help spread the deception of satan to control the people of the world through the four hidden dynasties. Just as Christians are to be the lamps of God, the illuminati, those who choose to serve satan, are the lamps of satan.

Their deception sweeps the whole world away in a flood of lies and leads it right into the one world political system. This political system is a product of the political dynasty of the 2nd seal. The fountains of waters represent the Christians of the world, and they are just as susceptible to the deception as anyone else. Only the most familiar with God’s Word will recognize what is happening.

(Rev 8:11) And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Wormwood is the poison of satan and he poisons the fountains of living water from God. The same Christians who have accepted Christ and His salvation will drink this water poisoned by Wormwood, and will be led astray from God, right into satan’s one world system when he arrives as antichrist. When Christians follow antichrist, along with the rest of the world, they will become spiritually dead. For most of them there will be no chance until we enter the Millennium, after Jesus returns.

The religious system that will soon follow will be the result of the dynasty of religion, which has been thousands of years in the making, and is the 1st seal. It first took root when the nethinim worked their way into service in the temple centuries before Christ. They gradually worked their way up in position to be the very priests, slyly taking those positions from the Levites, and pretending to be holy. These are the false jews mentioned in Revelation 2 & 3.

(Rev 8:12) And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

In the 4th trumpet, God’s truth (the sun) is covered more than it has ever been in the past. Anyone who is left who has not been fooled by the lies of satan and his servants will then be pulled in and made ready to worship the beast system and antichrist. The earth will, at this point, be prepared for the Tribulation, and will move swiftly into the 5th trumpet of the One World Government.

(Rev 8:13) And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

These angels are warning that the world is about to enter into the Tribulation, a time of the greatest troubles the earth and flesh man have ever seen. Anyone who doesn’t know what to expect should hit the books and prepare because it is about to get rough!

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Revelation 6

In chapter 6 of Revelation, we are entering the more prophetic portion of the book. In the last two chapters, 4 & 5, we were told by John of those in heaven who are waiting in anticipation to see these things finally come to pass, and found that the only One Who was perfect enough to be allowed to open the seals of the scroll is the Lamb, Jesus Christ Who was sacrificed once and for all times to cover our sins. Let’s see what will happen as each of the seals is opened and what they mean to us.

(Rev 6:1) And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

Christ wants John to observe what things He will show him next. These are things that He wants John to write and share with everyone; it isn’t meant to be a mystery tossed aside and forgotten about due to lack of interest. These seals are meant to be understood to prepare us for the Tribulation, so that we will know what is going on and will not be deceived by the convincing deception of satan.

(Rev 6:2) And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

As He opens the first seal, we see a white horse, and this horse represents the Hidden Dynasty of Religion. The rider of the this white horse is satan, coming in the role of Antichrist; and he is trying to impersonate Jesus, and bring in the one world religion. The bow that he is carrying, although it is often thought to be a bow and arrow, in the Greek, is toxon, which is a cheap imitation of the rainbow of glorious light that will surround Jesus Christ when He returns. Antichrist will be coming to conquer the world as a false messiah, that all but God’s elect will be deceived into worshiping, and he will be bringing a false world peace that the whole world will accept because they believe that the Savior of the world has returned.

The one world religion will take advantage of the governmental structure of the one world political system, but will put all power under satan, as Antichrist, for its de facto leader, with his fallen angels serving under him as his lieutenants.

(Rev 6:3) And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

(Rev 6:4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

This second seal unleashes a red horse, and this horse represents the Hidden Dynasty of Politics; its rider is the raiser of taxes which will head the first beast one world government, and he will do so in the power of the dragon, satan. This first beast will pretend to bring world peace, but it is really an enforced world peace that will actually be preparing the world to be killed in a spiritual sense once they accept and worship Antichrist, later on. Those people who have been deceived all along as far as world religions will also be perpetuating the deception themselves through the false Sword, the many deceptions of satan, as they truly have no understanding of the Word of God, so they will be helping to cause the spiritual deaths of those they believe they are leading to God.

The nations, over the centuries, have been moving closer and closer to a political system that  brings the nations together into and under one legislative, judicial and executive body. In 1945, these efforts came to fruition with the United Nations, but this is not the ultimate iteration of the one world government. It was however a major step in the direction of satan’s plan for world domination.

(Rev 6:5) And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

The third seal is the black horse, which represents the Hidden Dynasty of Economy. The dynasty of the economy brings in the world economy that backs the exploits of the one world government financially, and puts the people of the world into bondage financially through taxes and inflation, credit and wealth redistribution, which all ultimately fund the one world government through its own taxes and wealth redistribution.

(Rev 6:6) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

(Amo 8:4) Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

(Amo 8:5) Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

(Amo 8:6) That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

The balances that the rider of the black horse are falsified balances that are putting a financial burden and strain on the citizens of the world through the economic dynasty. The above verses of Amos are referring to inflation, and offering of the poorest quality of products for sale, to make the most prophet, which is all orchestrated by this dynasty.

(Rev 6:7) And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

(Rev 6:8) And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

The fourth seal is the pale horse, which represent the Hidden Dynasty of Education. This dynasty of education is the least obvious dynasty of them all, to most people and that is the whole goal of the dynasty. It more-or-less brainwashes the citizens of the world into accepting the lies of the other dynasties so they will not be noticed until it is too late. Of course, the rider of this horse is satan, as he is the one behind all deception and miseducation in the world because it makes him happy when God’s children are led astray form Him.

This brainwashing is accomplished through the school and university systems, as well as through the media: news, the music industry, the movie and television industries. People are reeducated into accepting the lower standards of ideals and morals that the education dynasty wants to promote to its unwitting consumers. It also distracts the world and redirects its attention from the issues and events of real importance, so that the other dynasties can take hold and accomplish their goals without detection.

(Amo 8:11) Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

(Amo 8:12) And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

The reeducation, or uneducation, depending on how you look at it, will lead to the spiritual deaths of those who are brainwashed by it because they will accept the one world system and Antichrist, in the end, and thus receive the mark of the beast. By the time Antichrist is here, no one will be able to hear or understand the truth in God’s Word because the sealing of God’s servants will have already been accomplished, and this is to protect them from being deceived to accepting Antichrist and receiving the mark of the beast. People will not be able to consume the Word of God or drink from the Water of life.

(Hos 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

(Hos 4:7) As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

As a result of their lack of biblical study, the people of the world will be led away from God and are, for the most part, spiritually dead.

(Dan 7:6) After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

This beast mentioned in Daniel, the four-headed leopard, is a beast that blends into the people of the world, and goes undetected throughout history, though it has been gaining momentum for thousands of years, from the times of the kings of Israel, and to today. The four heads represent the Four Hidden Dynasties established by a group of people called the kenites, or keniyem, in the Hebrew.

(Deu 32:5) They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

These are the false jews mentioned in Rev 2:9 and 3:9, and they are called kenites. These false jews worked their way into the temple early on in Israelite history as nethinim, servants in the temple, and then became scribes, and later became the priests themselves, who established the priestly orders of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and conceived and wrote the Talmud. They were believed to be Levitical priests of the southern kingdom of Judah, later known as the land of Judea, and thus called Jews. This is part of a greater plan of deception that has been in the works and will culminate with the one world government, or First Beast of the Tribulation.

These Four Hidden Dynasties began when the kenites entered into temple service thousands of years ago, and thus the religious dynasty was the earliest to have begun. Next was the political dynasty hundreds of years ago, which has been working toward a unification of political power in the world. After this, the economic dynasty was begun to aide in the establishment of the political dynasty. And finally, the educational dynasty was started to help to deceive the world into accepting these established powers as they each gnaw away at the collective freedoms and intellect of the people of the world.

The four dynasties, however, will be finalized in reverse order, with the education dynasty being all but finished at this present time. Then the world economic dynasty is the next to be finalized through the World Bank and other financial and economic systems. Thirdly, the political dynasty will be fully established once the one world government is completely in control, only to be threatened by the deadly head wound. And lastly, the final dynasty to be solidified is the religious dynasty, under the one world religion led by Antichrist, which combines all world religions, that have been gradually merged into the belief that all religions are basically the same and unified under the same messiah–which is not true of course because there is only one Jesus Christ, and all other messiahs are false. All other messiahs have led to Antichrist, as well as has the misunderstood conception of Jesus Christ pushed by milky churches who do not truly understand who Jesus Christ is.

(Zec 1:18) Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

(Zec 1:19) And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

Once Zechariah lifted up his eyes, meaning that he awakened spiritually and opened up his spiritual eyes too understand the deeper things that God wants him to understand, he saw these horns, the Four Hidden Dynasties, that caused the tribes of Israel to be scattered and confused as to their true identities.

(Rev 6:9) And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

These souls who were slain for the Word of God are martyrs and so they are said to be under the altar, as they are a type of sacrifice because they held the Gospel to a higher value than their own lives, and did not flinch to sacrifice their lives for it.

(Rev 6:10) And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

They are seeing all these things taking place on the earth throughout the ages and are praying that God will allow it to come to an end soon. However, it cannot end until all the souls in Heaven have had a chance to be born in the flesh. God wants His justice to be done, but He is patient so that all the souls have a chance, in His plan, to come to salvation through Jesus Christ.

(Rev 6:11) And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

These souls wear robes made of white linens, white representing truth and purity, that are made up of their righteous acts, and washed clean in the blood of Christ through His grace. They are resting and preparing to return with Jesus Christ as His army, after the Tribulation, to wipe out satan’s army on earth in the battle of Armageddon.

(Jud 1:14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

(Jud 1:15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

(Rev 6:12) And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

The sixth seal is the understanding of who Antichrist is and what his plan is at its entirety. It is understanding of how he will enter in and the tricks he will pull and the flood of lies he will bring with him.

(Rev 13:12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

(Rev 13:13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

(Rev 13:14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Antichrist will be given miraculous power by God to deceive the world, while he is here, that he is the Messiah as also told in 2 Thessalonians.

(Rev 12:14) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

(Rev 12:15) And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

(Rev 6:13) And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

Satan will be cast to earth with his fallen angels, and the unripe figs, that would have been good figs, the Christians who want to be faithful to Christ, will allow themselves to be harvested early by Antichrist because they think that Jesus has returned.

(Rev 12:6) And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

This 1230 days represents the first half of the Tribulation, that was known to be three and a half years before it had been officially shortened by Jesus for the sake of His elect.

(Rev 12:7) And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

(Rev 12:8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

(Rev 12:9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Rev 12:10) And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

During the first half of the Tribulation, after satan released his fallen angels from the bottomless pit, they fought God and His angles in Heaven once again, but satan lost this battle and was cast down to earth with his angels, at which time he would take control of the world as Antichrist.

(Rev 6:14) And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

When Antichrist arrives, there will be a grand entrance, that will be nothing when compared with Jesus’ arrival, but will be great enough to deceive everyone in the world except God’s elect. The world powers, the seven heads of the beast or mountains, of the one world government will be shaken as he will assume de facto power of the world with his one world religious system.

(Rev 6:15) And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

The leaders of the world in the one world government will believe that the Messiah has returned and they will hide in shame because of the evils they have done and the lack of faith they have had in his return, though of course he will not be the true Messiah.

(Rev 6:16) And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

(Rev 6:17) For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

They will expect great wrath from this false messiah, but as we see in Daniel 11:21 to the end, he will enter peaceably and prosperously.

There is still one seal left, the 7th seal. We will learn in the next chapter a little more about this 6th seal, and then in chapter 8, we will learn just what the 7th seal is.

How about you? Do you know what to expect in the end times? Are you sealed? Would you like to be before Antichrist arrives? Well there is still time, but don’t get lazy, and procrastinate.

God bless.

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He That Endures To The End…

Today it is a popular trend as Christians to believe in and teach a thing called rapture, however, is this really what the Bible says if you truly closely investigate the scriptures? The Rapture Theory says that one day, before the tribulation starts, that the church will suddenly disappear and go to meet Jesus in the sky and be taken to Heaven. It implies that once this happens, suddenly cars will become driverless, and aircraft will become pilotless and people will vanish from whatever they are doing, while complete chaos will ensue back on earth, as those who remain enter the tribulation. Does The Bible really teach this? Or is this simply a tradition that has been passed down over the past couple centuries unquestioned? Well, let us see what the inspired Word of God has to say about what the end times have in store for true Christians.

 

(2Th 2:1) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

(2Th 2:2) That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

This letter Paul is writing to clear up a few confusions in the church of Thessalonica. He is speaking here about the time of the return of Christ.

 

(2Th 2:3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

This day, the Day of the Lord, the day Jesus returns, will not come until there first is a falling away of the church, which is an apostasy of most of the church , meaning that they will stray from their original beliefs. Well how can this happen? We will find this out very shortly.

After this falling away, but still before the return of Jesus, the man of sin, who is the son of perdition, the only one who had specifically been sentenced to perish in the Lake of Fire, will be revealed to those on earth. This son of perdition is none other than satan.

 

(2Th 2:4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Satan, Lucifer, as you will remember, is the cherub whom God appointed to cover the mercy seat. He wanted to rise himself above God and be worshipped. When he comes to earth as antichrist, before the Day of the Lord, he will sit himself in God’s temple claiming to be God so that he may be worshipped by all who don’t know better according to God’s Word.

 

(2Th 2:5) Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

(2Th 2:6) And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

Paul here is asking, “Haven’t you been paying attention? Don’t you remember what I’ve already told you?”

The word ‘withholdeth’ means to retain in your memory. He is telling them and us not to forget what he has said and what is explaining once again in this letter.

 

(2Th 2:7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

This mystery of wickedness is already in the world, and only he who retains this knowledge in his mind will stand until satan, as antichrist, is taken out of the way by Jesus at His return.

 

(2Th 2:8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

When Jesus returns, as told in Zechariah 14, all those who are wicked and the things that offend Him will He destroy by God’s consuming fire.

 

(2Th 2:9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

(2Th 2:10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Even antichrist will be destroyed at the time of Jesus’ return, both antichrist and his beast system, leaving satan in only his prime form to be locked away for the entire Millennium, until his final short release. Also those who were deceived into worshipping him will be destroyed in the flesh, and this will leave them only a mortal spiritual body, which is liable to die at the end of the Millennium in the Lake of Fire, if they do not receive the proper correction during the up-coming thousand-year reign of Christ on earth.

 

(2Th 2:11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

(2Th 2:12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

These people who did not have enough love of the truth to study the Bible will be sent strong delusion by God so that they will believe these lies of satan. The ultimate goal is not that they will be destroyed, but that they will learn from these mistakes during the Millennium, and pass the final test when satan is released one last time to deceive the world (per, Ezekiel 44 and Revelation 20).

 

 

(1Co 15:50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

The spiritual kingdom of Heaven inhabits a different dimension than we do, and therefore we, in our physical flesh bodies, cannot possible enter that realm in a physical form. This kingdom is of a higher dimension than what we are currently aware as flesh people. These flesh bodies are corruptible, which means that they will all receive injuries and die and decay; and incorruptible bodies cannot receive injuries and decay. Although incorruptible bodies cannot rot as a dead body, they can be destroyed, but only by God and only at one time, after the Great White Throne Judgment. That spiritual death is called the second death and will be the end of the line for many. Recall this verse: (Mat 10:28) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. This “Him” spoken of is of course God and we are to revere Him.

 

(1Co 15:51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

(1Co 15:52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Paul is explaining this mystery to us and it is something that is not known by many Christians even today. He is saying that not everyone in the flesh will die, and this is because those of us who are true Christians and have not strayed from Jesus by worshipping antichrist will be changed in the twinkling of an eye into our spiritual, incorruptible bodies, which cannot die. As this is happening, those who have strayed and have received the mark of the beast and stood with antichrist will be destroyed in a physical sense.

When does this happen? It happens at the last trump, which is the 7th according to Revelation 11. Also According to Revelation 9 and 13 (666, the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th vial), antichrist will be arriving at the 6th trump, which is not only not the last trump but comes before the 7th trump.

 

(1Co 15:53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

In order to inherit the kingdom of God, which is the final goal of all Christians, we have to put on this immortality. Those who have overcome by the time that Jesus returns, on the Lord’s Day, will receive immortality then. Those who overcome at the end of the Millennium will receive it at the end of that thousand years.

 

(1Co 15:54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

When everyone who has overcome at the end of the Millennium has received immortality, and those who were not found in the Book of Life are thrown into the Lake of Fire, then death will be swallowed up and there will never again be suffering or death because we will finally be entering God’s eternal Kingdom of Heaven (Revelation 21-22). Those who will be thrown in the Lake of Fire are only those whom God has given ample opportunity to straighten up their acts and follow the right path. Peter says that God is very patient because He does not want any one of His children to perish.

 

Let’s move on to 1 Thessalonians:

 

(1Th 4:15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

 

The word ‘prevent’ used here means to come before. What this verse is then saying is that those who are alive in the flesh body when Jesus returns will not rise before those who have already died. Those who have died have already risen to be with God (as illustrated in Luke 16).

 

(1Th 4:16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

 

At that trumpet, Jesus will return, and it will be with those Christians who came before as His army. Again, those who died as faithful Christians will have died first will have risen first.

 

(1Th 4:17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 

Those of us who are still alive and have remained faithful to Jesus through the tribulation, as we are instantly changed into incorruptible eternal spiritual bodies, will be gathered together in one large group by Jesus.

 

(1Th 4:18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

 

This is a very comforting thought to those who will be threatened by antichrist and those whom serve him.

 

Let’s now take a look at what Jesus says about the end of days:

(Mat 24:5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

There have been and will continue to be many who say they are the Savior, until antichrist arrives, whether they say they are Jesus, or various other messiahs of the religions. But as we have seen above, there are certain things that must take place before Jesus returns.

 

(Mat 24:6) And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

The reports of wars around the world will increase, especially in proximity to the city of Jerusalem.

 

(Mat 24:7) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

The nations will continue to build animosity toward each other, and there will be starving people (as well as people starving for the, bread of life, the Word of God as told in Amos 8), and diseases (including the metaphorical diseases of false biblical teachings), and earthquakes all over the world, even where they are very unusual.

 

(Mat 24:8) All these are the beginning of sorrows.

These are many of the things that lead right into the time of the great tribulation.

 

(Mat 24:9) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Those who refuse to follow the world system described in Revelation 13, and who do not worship antichrist and his image because they know that he is not Jesus, but that he is antichrist, will be delivered up to testify why they will not do these things. Very few in the world will know better than to worship him. These people are called God’s elect—7000 of which have been chosen since before the foundation of the flesh age was laid, and 144,000 of which are chosen while in the flesh, and some gentiles as well who have been chosen by God.

 

(Mat 24:10) And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Those who will not bow to satan/antichrist will be turned in as they are observed not following the edicts of antichrist. This will be very similar to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3. This story is a direct ensample (or example) of what the faithful church (Smyrna and Philadelphia, Revelation 2 & 3), those who will not bow to antichrist, can expect to experience during the tribulation.

 

(Mat 24:11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

There will be people who will be prophesying for antichrist by the spirit, however, it won’t be by the Holy Spirit, but by satan’s unholy spirit. Yet because, as we are told, the whole world will be deceived, they will also follow these so-called prophets and be lead right to receiving the mark of the beast.

 

(Mat 24:12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

The love of most in the world has been growing colder and colder for years, but as sin begins to overflow, just like it did in Sodom and Gomorrah, people will become even more self-centered and dedicated to what makes them feel pleasure.

 

(Mat 24:13) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Only those who endure this until the end of the tribulation, which we will soon read, is the time that Jesus will finally return, will be justified at the time of His return. The rest will have to go through the Millennium to learn the difference between the holy and the profane, Ezekiel 44.

 

Let’s take a look at what He said in the book of Mark:

(Mar 13:9) But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

Again, those who will not worship antichrist will be delivered up before councils to testify why they will not bow; it will be a testimony for the sake of Jesus Christ.

 

(Mar 13:10) And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Before that time, the Word of God will have been spread around the world, but if there is any question as to the authenticity of the Gospel anywhere in the world, it is about to be cleared up.

 

(Mar 13:11) But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

When God’s own elect are delivered up in front of these committees, the Holy Spirit will literally speak through the mouths of each one as they are questioned, and those delivered up are not to even think about what they would say beforehand. This testimony will be very similar to the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, and everyone in the world will be able to understand what is being said simultaneously though they all speak different languages. This speech by the Holy Spirit will be powerful enough to convince anyone who hears it, unless they are the most dedicated to antichrist, and no man could possibly do this under his own power.

 

(Mar 13:12) Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

Those who are delivered up will even be turned in even by well-meaning friends and family who expect antichrist to treat them with leniency and to help them to see the error of their ways.

 

(Mar 13:13) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

As we were told in Matthew, those who endure all of this and remain faithful to Jesus will be justified upon His return.

 

 

(Mat 24:21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

After this, the tribulation will intensify as antichrist is angered and as the vials, starting in Revelation 16, begin to be poured on those who are steadfast in worshipping him. This will be the toughest time for mankind.

 

(Mat 24:22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

The tribulation will be so tough that God’s elect will be the only ones who can withstand the temptation of satan (which is why God chose them to live at this time), but if Jesus had not shortened the length of this time, which was originally 7 years, even the elect would fall to the temptation. God knows everything and He never changes from the beginning to the end, but I believe that the original period of the tribulation was given as 7 years as an illustration to us that this 7 years would conclude spiritual completion of the flesh period. Seven, in biblical numerics, means spiritual completion.

 

(Mat 24:23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

(Mat 24:24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

These false prophets and false saviors and false teachers will be so convincing that even God’s own elect (the cream of the crop, his elite warriors in the flesh) could be deceived if the time remained 7 years.

 

(Mat 24:25) Behold, I have told you before.

This should be nothing new to someone who is familiar with God’s Word.

 

(Mat 24:26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

If someone needs to tell you that Jesus has returned, then it isn’t Jesus at all.

 

(Mat 24:27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Just like we can see lightning from many, many miles away, the whole world will know when Jesus returns at that 7th trump.

 

(Mat 24:28) For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Just like when there is a dead body in the desert, and you can see the buzzards swirling around overhead from miles away, you will know Jesus has returned, even if you are on the other side of the earth.

 

(Mat 24:29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

(Mat 24:30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

As the world is going through its toughest trials it has ever seen and the tribulation is coming to a close, suddenly, at that last trump, Jesus will be seen full of glory in the sky by everyone on earth. As this happens, the supernatural powers of the earth, satan and his fallen angels, will be shaken from power, and his 7 world nations of the one world government will fall.

 

(Mat 24:31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

At this time Jesus will gather His elect from anywhere in the world unto Him.

 

Now that we are getting the picture of God’s timetable for the end times, let’s shift gears and look at God’s elect to determine if there is any question as to these being anyone other than God’s most faithful children.

 

(Rom 8:29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Those who God chose from before the foundation of this earth (in other words, from the time of satan’s rebellion in the first earth age), or the katabole, in the Greek (in which satan was deposed from his position), because of how they made a stand against satan, were predestinated for a particular role in this flesh age. This is their destiny. These people are the chosen vessels to spread God’s Word and His deeper mysteries. These predestinated ones are those who will most closely conform to the image of Jesus, though no flesh man is perfect or will ever meet the bar that Jesus has set.

 

(Rom 8:30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

These predestinated ones are those whom God calls to do His will on earth. These same people are the only ones who have already been justified before they were ever born in the flesh because God knows where they stand. He knows they are the only ones He can trust because they have already been battle hardened and proven.

 

(1Pe 1:1) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

(1Pe 1:2) Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

The elect are chosen because of God’s foreknowledge of them, meaning that He knew them well by how they had served Him. Their spirits were sanctified or made holy or special in His eyes at that time. He knew that they would remain faithful to Him in their lives, except for a few special cases, we will discuss at a future date.

 

(Rom 11:4) But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

In this chapter of Romans, Paul was reviewing an instance in which Elijah was worried about those who were against him as a prophet of God and against God Himself. God reassures him that He has 7000 of His most loyal children who have not bowed a knee to Baal, which refers to and represents satan, during his rebellion, as these 7000 are reserved until the end. They were to be born in the last generation as a part of God’s plan.

 

(Rom 11:5) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

However, even before the last generation, God also has servants He has chosen and predestinated to serve His purpose as part of His election.

 

(Rom 11:6) And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

(Rom 11:7) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

(Rom 11:8) (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

These elect are guaranteed grace because God already knows that they will choose Him, which they always do, and therefore He may intercede automatically in their lives to make sure that everything goes as planned for them according to His plan. Although the elect are God’s most faithful and have already been justified, they still need grace and to repent when they sin, because their works in the flesh cannot cover their sins, just as they cannot for any other person–but God knows that they always will repent.

The Israelites of the modern day, which have been scattered all over the earth, to be reunited once and for all when Jesus returns (per Ezekiel 37), do not automatically have grace as a whole. If those of the descendants of Israel want salvation, they cannot do it simply by following the law perfectly because that is impossible. This is why we have Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, because it is no one can live perfectly. Thus, we have grace through Jesus and forgiveness of sins upon repentance. The election, however, automatically receives salvation because they have already been justified by God as He knows their hearts, and therefore He can trust them to do His will and can trust them with the truth of His mysteries (discussed in the article Study to Show Yourself Approved). The rest are blinded from these truths because they haven’t proven they can handle the responsibility that comes with it.

Romans 11 goes on to explain the purpose for which these others are blinded. This will provoke them to learn their lesson in the Millennium. However, many can come out of this spiritual blindness to receive eyes to see if God finds they are able to bear it.

 

Now we can see that these elect mentioned throughout the Bible are God’s most faithful and have been faithful since before this flesh age began. This should make it clear that God’s elect, His faithful Christians, will be here throughout the entire tribulation. Now let’s discuss the two witnesses through whom God’s Holy Spirit of truth will flow to God’s elect during the tribulation.

 

(Zec 4:1) And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

 

(Zec 4:2) And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

These seven lamps are God’s 7000 predestinated elect, and these lamps shine the light of God’s truth to the world. These differ from the 7 candlesticks in Revelation 1 as these are not the candlestick, but are seven candles themselves which all set on one golden candlestick. This means that these 7000 are all united in one mind, agreement on the truth, as gold represents the truth. These lamps are fed by pipes leading to one bowl, again one truth.

 

(Zec 4:3) And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

On each side of this bowl are two olive trees which feed these seven lamps the golden oil which represents the Holy Spirit and the fact that it is golden means that it is God’s truth.

 

(Zec 4:4) So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

(Zec 4:5) Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

 

 

(Zec 4:11) Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

(Zec 4:12) And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

(Zec 4:13) And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

(Zec 4:14) Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

These two anointed ones are two servants of God, the two most trusted through whom all truth will come during the second half of the tribulation. For further detail, we will travel to the book of Revelation, chapter 11.

 

 

(Rev 11:1) And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

This chapter takes place during the 6th trumpet, which is the time of antichrist, and the temple of God is being measured to see where it stands as far as the ways of God.

 

(Rev 11:2) But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

The court without represents those who are not circumcised of the heart, meaning they are not true Christians. These are those who are gentiles in their hearts, even if they are descendants of Israel. True Christians are the temple of Christ as their bodies are temples. Though antichrist will literally occupy a temple, this is a vision and this is what it means symbolically. Satan and his fallen angels and these spiritual gentiles (many of whom are made up of the false jews mentioned in Revelation 2 & 3) will be desecrating the temple where antichrist dwells, as well as those whose hearts of those who are not dedicated to Jesus. The time period mentioned is equivalent to the 3 and a half years of the pre-shortened tribulation time period.

 

(Rev 11:3) And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

The two witnesses will be here the entire time in which antichrist is here and will witness for Christ roughly the same amount of time, however they will precede him by about 6 days, based on the difference between the lunar month of 29.5 days (evil side of prophecy) and the solar month of 30 days given here in days (the good side of prophecy), plus the fact that they will be killed 3 and a half days before Jesus returns as we will shortly learn.

 

(Rev 11:4) These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

In this verse, John confirms that these are the same olive trees mentioned in Zechariah 4 and they are two candlesticks each representing the two good churches of Revelation 2 & 3 (Smyrna and Philadelphia) using the candlestick symbology of Revelation 1.

 

(Rev 11:5) And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

(Rev 11:6) These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Aside from their literal meaning, the two witnesses will have the ability two spiritually slay, by God’s consuming fire, those who would seek to kill them either physically or spiritually, by the swords of their mouths which are the Word of God. And they will also have the power to shut the rain from heaven which is the spiritual growth in understanding that takes place in our minds as God grows seeds of truth into understanding of the mysteries of God.

 

(Rev 11:7) And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

(Rev 11:8) And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Once their time is up, the beast which came from out of the bottomless pit in Revelation 9, satan as antichrist, will kill the two witnesses, and their dead bodies will lie rotting in the streets of the city of Jerusalem, which by then is a city of sin no better than the historical city of Sodom.

 

(Rev 11:9) And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

(Rev 11:10) And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

As the two witnesses’ bodies lie lifeless on the ground in Jerusalem, the world will celebrate because these two men have tormented everyone who has been dedicated to antichrist and come against them in anyway. The world will view them like a plague, and they will believe this plague is over.

 

(Rev 11:11) And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

(Rev 11:12) And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

But, suddenly, after 3 and a half days, life will be restored to these two dead bodies and they will rise up, to the dismay of the world, and they will be called into heaven.

 

(Rev 11:13) And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

(Rev 11:14) The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

As the witnesses are called up to heaven, the earth will begin to enter into chaos as we are about to hear the 7th, and final, trump—the trump at which Jesus returns and those who have remained faithful will receive their incorruptible eternal bodies, and the rest will be destroyed physically as told in Zechariah 14.

The first woe was the 5th trump, in which the first half of the tribulation takes place, and the second woe was the 6th trump, in which the second half of the tribulation takes place. At the end of this second woe, antichrist will gather his armies and surround God’s elect desiring to destroy them (the battle of Armageddon), but at this very time, the third woe will come, and Jesus will return with His army to wipe out the evil forces on earth, and the 7000 of satan’s fallen angels who are here at that time will be physically destroyed. These 7000 in this verse are synonymous to satan’s own predestinated elect.

 

(Rev 11:15) And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

It is at this point that the 7th trump sounds and the tribulation ends and Jesus returns for His second coming. It is at this time that His Millennial reign will begin, from which time He will rule on earth forever, from the Millennium and continuing into the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven in third earth age, Revelation 20-22.

 

As we have read, nowhere in the scriptures of the Bible is there any time for a secret rapture of God’s most obedient. They will be here on earth in the time leading into the tribulation, through the tribulation, and forever as Jesus returns to rule on earth. It is essential, especially at this time, that all Christians investigate thoroughly God’s Word to divide the traditions of man from the truth in God’s Word. We should never take any man’s word for anything. We will all be held responsible for what we know, and if we never really search the scriptures, we cannot truly know what is written therein. I pray that all Christians will dive into the scriptures to know the truth for themselves.

God bless.

 

 

 

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