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End of Age - Christ's Second Coming

Behold, he [Jesus] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  I  am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).  - Revelation 1:7-8


 


Introduction

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Humanity has always questioned the origin, the reason, the purpose and the destiny of our existence. And the, more prevalent, question and buzz lately has been, “what is going on with our world?” This question points to, the unprecedented weather events, the violent unrest spreading across nations, the economic chaotic transitions, rumors of nuclear wars, global famine and human suffering as today's news headlines perfectly align with end-time biblical prophecy! 


The Bible, the Word of God, tells us the history as the beginning, and reveals the end of age, as prophecy unfolds. “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: …I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it” (Isaiah 46:9-11). Man cannot discover what the future holds without God REVEALING it!

The past, present and future events that have availed, and are availing, in Israel are key proponents in end of age prophecy.

Source - www.whyisrael.org … if you want to know what time it is on God’s clock, then look at the nation of Israel, and what goes on in the Middle East. It is no accident of history that the attention of the media, the United Nations and the whole world is centered on a tiny nation in the Middle East called Israel...

Unless we understand these prophecies in context, we run the risk of missing the original meaning and implications for today. With the birth of the Christian church, the apostles under the leadership of the Holy Spirit saw the fulfillment of some Old Testament prophecies regarding Israel and the Messiah in the unfolding of the redemptive events of their time. Israel is still crucial in understanding biblical prophecy in this age as she was in the early church period...For us Christians, it is important to remember that Israel is the “fig tree” in Matthew’s end time discourse. The return of the Jews from the ends of the earth is an indication of the blossoming of the fig tree…www.whyisrael.org

There are major events which foretells of end of age prophecies that were prophesied over 2,000 years ago. Key components are:  “signs in the heavens…” (See www.commdiginews.com - The-blood-moons-tetrad-watch-the-skies-and-Israel); (See - bible.org - Will Israel Build a Temple in Jerusalem?; the rebuilding of the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem - (See - www.templeinstitute.org); the signing of the peace treaty with Israel and Palestine… (prophecysigns.com) and the lost tribes of Israel from around the globe returning to their homeland, Israel - (losttribesofisrael.org);  

Lost tribes? Not really. God has known all along where His People are. Their history is fascinating, and the activity of God’s hand in these Last Days is exciting as He is doing as He promised. He is gathering the Jewish People from the four corners of the earth and bringing them back to Israel. And He is reconciling them to Himself through Yeshua (Jesus) in extraordinary numbers.

Lemba of Zimbabwe - The Lemba are believed to have fled Jerusalem after the Temple was destroyed around 586 BC. Though not among the traditionally described Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, these Jewish People were scattered when the Southern Kingdom of Judah fell to Babylonia. It is believed they fled Judea and ended up in Yemen. From Yemen they migrated to Africa, eventually settling in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Many left Ethiopia and moved south to Zimbabwe and became known as the Lemba. Seventy percent of the Lemba have tested to possess Cohanim DNA proving their claim to be from the priestly line of Aaron. www.jewishvoice.org/messianic-education/messianic-vision/lost-tribes-of-israel.html

Jesus also gives us a preview of what to Watch for and what is ahead,

The Prophecy - Christ’s Grave Warnings

Matthew 24Mark 13 and Luke 21 are parallel accounts of Christ’s greatest prophecies. In these chapters (including Matthew 25), Christ gives a detailed description of events that will precede His Second Coming.

“The disciples came to Him [Jesus] privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?

Jesus answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error]. For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray.

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish]. Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.

And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, But he who endures to the end will be saved. And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.

So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place—let the reader take notice and [ponder and consider and heed [this]—Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; Let him who is on the housetop not come down and go into the house to take anything; And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his overcoat. And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have nursing babies in those days!

Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now—no, and never will be [again].

And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God’s chosen ones) those days will be shortened.

If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!—do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God’s chosen ones).

See, I have warned you beforehand. So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert)—do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms—do not believe it.

For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and [beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].

And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect (His chosen ones) from the four winds, [even] from one end of the universe to the other.

From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.

Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For just as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, [men] marrying and [women] being given in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah went into the ark, And they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away—so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left. Watch therefore [give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.

But understand this: had the householder known in what [part of the night, whether in a night or a morning] watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be undermined and broken into.

You also must be ready therefore, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time? Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is that servant whom, when his master comes, he will find so doing. I solemnly declare to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time, And begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken, The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour of which he is not aware, And will punish him [cut him up by scourging] and put him with the pretenders (hypocrites); there will be weeping and grinding of teeth” (Matthew 24:2-51). - AMP

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Isaac Newton's End of Age Theories

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Though he was and still is renowned for his scientific pursuits, Newton was a serious student of the Bible and published several theological works. Even in his famed Principia, Newton exhibited his dedication to God.

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being....This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God "pantokrator, or Universal Ruler....2"

Scientific inquiry, which then existed as Natural Philosophy, could not exist apart from "the Maker," according to Newton. In fact, science was the perfect realm in which to discuss God.

Since every particle of space is always, and every indivisible moment of duration is every where, certainly the Maker and Lord of all things cannot be never and no where....God is the same God, always and every where. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially; for virtue cannot subsist without substance.…It is allowed by all that the Supreme God exists necessarily; and by the same necessity he exists always and every where....And thus much concerning God; to discourse of whom from the appearance of things, does certainly belong to Natural Philosophy.3

Although in the popular imagination he is most closely associated with an apple and the law of gravity, Newton himself is quoted as saying, "Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done."5

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Isaac Newton, the Apocalypse and 2060 A.D.

Newton set 2060 for end of world. By Jonathan Petre Religion Correspondent Sir Isaac Newton, Britain’s greatest scientist, predicted the date of the end of the world — and it is only 57 years away.

His theories about Armageddon have been unearthed by academics from little known handwritten manuscripts in a library in Jerusalem.

The thousands of pages show Newton’s attempts to decode the Bible, which he believed contained God’s secret laws for the universe.

Newton, who was also a theologian and alchemist, predicted that the Second Coming of Christ would follow plagues and war and would precede a 1,000-year reign by the saints on earth — of which he would be one.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1642 – 1747

"About the times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” 
― Isaac Newton

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America in Bible Prophecy

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Myles and Katharine hear from Christian leaders about the role of the U.S. in end-times prophecy. Guests include Mark Hitchcock, Daymond Duck, Terry James, Jerry Robinson, Wilfred Hahn, Thomas Horn, and Chuck Missler.

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The End of Age Countdown

Key Points –

   The abomination that astonishes and makes desolate standing in the Holy Place

 20 When you see armies all around Jerusalem, you will know it will soon be destroyed [its desolation draws near/is at hand]. 21 At that time, the people in Judea should run away to the mountains. The people in Jerusalem must get out, and those who are near the city [in the countryside] should not go in. 22 These are the days of punishment [vengeance; retribution] to bring about [fulfill] all that is written in the Scriptures” (Luke 21:20-22).

  • For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God’s chosen ones). (Who are the false Christs?) 
  • The days of Noah (What does this mean?)
  • Immediately after the tribulation of those days the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
  • Gathering up of the elect (God’s chosen people)
  • Men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left

 

Who Are the False Christs?

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The “Ancient Astronaut Theory” which states that aliens at some point in the distant past, created humanity and are responsible for the advanced knowledge held by ancient civilizations. …This type of theory, which is being promoted heavily in movies and television, completely denies God and helps to prepare the world for a Satanic deception. This article will shed light on the Bible’s clear explanation of the alien phenomenon and that there is “life out there” that is not from this planet. But it is not an extra-terrestrial race. They are evil, spiritual beings who have rebelled against God and are now out to deceive humanity.

… Von Daniken and the Ancient Aliens commentators must force ideas into the Bible for any of their theories to make sense. Yet throughout Scripture there is one consistent theme: God is the Creator and Lord of all. He is not from another planet- He made all the planets. The angels are also His creation and are subordinate to Him. And they are all spiritual, not extra-terrestrial. The Bible also states that God lives in the “third heaven” which is above the atmosphere and above outer space. It is a spirit realm. The Alien Gospel wants to replace God with an alien race as our Creator. Because once God is removed, the Bible has no credibility.

… If aliens created humanity by seeding our DNA into the Earth and starting us off as primitive creatures that have turned into the “advanced humans” that we are today, then what are we evolving into for the future?

Scott’s answer to ‘the ultimate question’, based on Von Daniken’s work, is that aliens created, assisted and led us into today’s human society. And as we have detailed in past articles on aliens and the Nephilim, this is a deception. The “aliens” that people have seen, long for, or are expecting are nothing more than fallen angelic and demonic beings masquerading as visitors from outer space. And as will be shown in this article, the Bible has the real answers to these ultimate questions.

Von Daniken has been heavily featured on the History Channel’s show “Ancient Aliens”, one of the greatest promoters of the Alien Gospel of all time. The show examines ancient civilizations, the paranormal and even events from the lives of the founding fathers of America and attempts to draw conclusions that every reference to the supernatural was actually a reference to space aliens and UFOs. And just like in Chariots of the Gods?, the show repeatedly questions the Bible’s credibility and twists Biblical accounts to conclude that the authors may have called certain beings “gods” but what they really meant was aliens.

The Bible readily acknowledges “the gods” aside from the True God of the Bible. Why? Because the Biblical account is clear that the supposed “gods” of paganism were the fallen, rebellious angels. As the scriptures say, “For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens“ (Psalm 96:5). The word “idols” refers to the vain, emptiness of the false gods. The Septuagint, in the same verse, labels them ‘demons’.


So the clear answer to the question of ‘who were the sons of God?’ is answered by the Holy Bible. They were not extra-terrestrial entities from outer a far off solar system. They were evil, fallen angels.

It is Beginning and End’s belief that any sightings of “aliens” or “UFOs” on earth are times when people have been able to see inter-dimensional, spiritual beings. It is very possible that many of the people throughout history who have claimed to have seen or even encountered aliens face-to-face did have a supernatural encounter. But it was with an evil angel or demonic entity. The Bible states that angels can change their appearance: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Where the fallen angels and their demonic offspring once presented themselves to humanity as gods, demigods and titans, they now are presenting themselves alien spacemen.

In the end times, the flood of evil angels will come from the sky and from the deep of the bottomless pit. This is why this alien phenomenon holds relevance today for Christians. The Bible states clearly that wicked angels will return to Earth and that they can masquerade, shape shift and present themselves in all sorts of deceptive appearances to trick humanity. Is it definite that they will say they are space aliens? No. But based on all the aforementioned and the way society is being conditioned for an alien arrival, it is certainly possible.  What is certain is that the Bible says that in one form or another, fallen angels, led by Satan are going to return to Earth in the end times. Are Christians prepared to explain this using Bible scripture? Are pastors addressing these issues to their churches? If a UFO landed on Earth with “aliens” who stated they are going to help humanity reach a new level, would most Christians even understand what was truly going on? This is why Bible knowledge is necessary to avoid being deceived.

…The Biblical significance of the fallen angel/Nephilim phenomenon today is that the Bible prophesies that the fallen angels will return to Earth in the end times before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus stated: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37). 

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Christianity through Jewish Eyes - Myles and Katharine address a subject often ignored today. The modern UFO movement has ancient and demonic roots. Christian Believers will be equipped to exercise their authority in Christ against Satan.  Watch TV broadcast "Aliens Among Us"

The days of Noah -

Jesus explains that the times on Earth will be like the days of Noah before the flood. So now we should look to those times to see what made them unique. In Genesis chapter 6:2, the Bible states, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose… 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

Now many people have debated whether the “sons of God” refers to angels or men. And this is precisely why we have to examine the Bible as a complete book and not just hang ideas on one verse. First of all, the Hebrew words for the “sons of God” is B’nai Ha Elohim, which would mean these are Heavenly beings, giving credence to them being fallen angels. And then we see the children of these sons of God and daughters of men were “mighty men” and of “renown.” They were also “giants.” Something in their genetics made them super-sized people. And it was their fallen angelic parentage.

But again, we must keep searching the Bible to make certain of meaning. The Bible is self-confirming and one passage of Scripture can always be confirmed by another. We see the term “sons of God” next used in the book of Job. Job 2:1 states: Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

The Hebrew term here once again is B’nai Ha Elohim. And as we know these sons of God here are clearly Angelic beings who are presenting themselves before The Lord (in Heaven). And Satan is among them (who of course is a fallen cherubim – a type of Heavenly being). So there should be no mistaking what the Hebrew term now means. The implication here is that fallen angels married human women and produced children with them. And this act was so abhorrent to The Lord that He punished them, first with the flood and then with imprisonment.

In Jude 1:6 the Bible states: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

Here we see a reference to angels who left their “habitation” and are reserved in chains until Judgment Day. So which angels could these be? Clearly we should all agree that this is not a reference to Satan. Satan is not in hell. He is roaming the Earth seeking to destroy and deceive as many people as possible (see Job 2 again where the devil says he was walking “to and fro” on the Earth). The Devil and most of his fallen angels are on Earth doing spiritual warfare and will not be sent to Hell until their time of Judgment (Revelations 20). The fallen angels being referenced in Jude are the same angels who had relations with “the daughters of men” (human women). We see the immediate reference to Sodom and Gomorrha afterwards indicating sexual sin (in addition to other lascivious behaviors, the men of Sodom were sexually attracted to the male angels staying with Lot). And as for the “habitation” the angels left, it is the spiritual realm. Many scholars say this habitation refers to the fallen angels leaving Heaven, but again that would not explain why they would already be in hell under chains until Judgment Day since the fallen angels are not in Hell yet.

Looking at 1 Peter 3:19 we see more confirmation: By which also he [Jesus] went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

So again we see there are spirits who are “in prison” meaning they are already in bondage of Hell. Hell or Sheol at this time, was the holding place for the unsaved who died and Jesus went there to make a triumph over them (Colossians 2:15). And plus, verse 20 makes it clear that the disobedience of these spirits took place at the time of Noah, right before the flood! So again, it all comes back to this time and the specific activity that caused some of the fallen angels to be put in prison before Judgment.

The book of 2 Peter gives even further confirmation: 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 

The angels who are already in Hell are again linked to Noah. Plus there is a reference to the sexual sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. So the question at this point is: why were fallen angels doing this? And why was this such a serious offense that the offending angels were put in Hell immediately? The answer lies in Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall break thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

This amazing, beautiful, verse is the first promise of a redeemer, our Messiah Jesus Christ. The Lord is telling Satan that the seed of a woman will eventually crush him. Now we know all over the Bible the lines of genealogy are described through men. The same for a seed (i.e., the seed of Abraham). But the one seed spoken of from a woman is Jesus Christ (“Behold a virgin shall conceive a son and His Name shall be Emmanuel...”). The only way we could be saved was through a virgin birth with The Lord providing the baby to a virgin woman. Jesus being both 100% man and 100% God allowed him to take all sins of humanity and save us all. So Satan, seeking to stop this plan thought of a way to corrupt it: by having fallen angels taking women and having children with them! By doing this he could ruin the lineage of the coming Messiah by making him part fallen angel. And to no surprise, the people who were becoming increasingly mixed with fallen angels were becoming increasingly evil.

The corruption was so bad the Lord states: Genesis 6:5, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” The Lord shows regret for even making any living creatures.

But Noah found Grace in the Eyes of God. In addition to being a faithful servant to The Lord Genesis 6:9 tells us that Noah was “perfect in his generations.” As opposed to referring to his moral perfection (and Noah of course being a man, was not perfect) this phrase meant that Noah’s lineage was 100% human. Noah did not have any Nephilim in his family line so he was able to carry on the lineage that would lead to Jesus Christ. Thus the flood was not the judgment out of anger many make it out to be. It was a necessary act to prevent the extinction of humanity and allow us to have salvation through the Messiah. The lineage that led to Jesus was preserved through Noah. And we see Genesis 11 goes to great detail to list the lineage going from Noah to Abraham so there is a record.

Of course Satan continued to conspire against The Lord from that point and continues today. The repeated temptation of the Israelites to worship him (in the form of other gods like Baal and Molech), tempting Christ in the wilderness and then going into Judas to provoke the conspiracy to have Christ killed. All these things fulfilled The Lord’s plan because He all along knows what is going to take place and moves all things, good and evil, towards His Ultimate just and righteous Purpose. So in the end times will the Nephilim return? It’s possible. Many speculate the alien phenomena could be a “disguise” for this.

But the main point for the Christian is to not be deceived by any of this. Instead, let us rejoice in knowing that no matter what the adversary attempts the ultimate victory lies with Jesus Christ our Risen Savior.

The Book of Enoch remains the most comprehensive account detailing the vague passage in Genesis. It fills in the gaps left in Genesis. However, this book is controversial amongst scholars. The secrets revealed in I Enoch are startling. Enoch, as well as the ancient world, believed the "sons of God" were fallen angels. Enoch called them the Watchers. The Nephlim were the half-divine, half-human offspring.

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6.

The Bible foretells a series of catastrophic events, which involve seven trumpets, to occur immediately prior to Christ’s Second Coming. The seventh trumpet “fills up” with what the Bible calls “the wrath of God.” This last trumpet is comprised of the seven last plagues (also called bowls, or vials), which punish a rebellious, unrighteous, wicked mankind. Woe to ALL who remain ignorant of the facts surrounding this awesome prophecy. They will suffer horribly in ways God describes most graphically and suffer eternal damnation. There is no room for misunderstanding on this most sober of Bible warnings. One of the most significant warning and implementation of the end of age countdown is what is known as the Mark of the Beast.

Bible prophecy predicts that in the final years before the Second Coming of Christ, the entire world will be under the authority of a global government, new world order, headed by the Antichrist. Along with this, there will be one religion (with the Antichrist worshipped as god) and one economy, based on the Mark of the Beast. The Bible is clear that there is no redemption or forgiveness for anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast.

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  What Is the Mark of the Beast?

There are many analogies of what the Mark of the Beast is and isn’t. Some speculations allude to a microchip inserted into the hand or forehead, and by this application the actual changing of the molecular structure of human DNA to that of a Nephilim [ fallen ones] encounter as the one deceiving the masses with miracles, signs and wonders, and mandating global worship to the antichrist.

What we do know emphatically is that the "mark" will be used to control the commerce of the world. And technology is positioned and now has capabilities to implement such a mandate. (See 45 million Americans target for radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices). Whoever refuses the "mark" will not be able to buy or sell. Whoever refuses the mark will not be able to buy the essentials, such as food, utilities, health care, etc. It will be a very powerful and tyrannical control!

The fact that no one can buy or sell without the mark is emphasized more than any other aspect among people. However, this is not the primary purpose of the mark. There are two distinct functions of the mark of the beast. One, it entitles one to be able to buy or sell, i.e. operate economically. But, more importantly, it marks a person to show their allegiance and to worship the antichrist, the beast, as the unholy trinity.

This unholy trinity is that of Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. In the Scriptures, God reveals the Antichrist as the Beast, who derives his power from Satan, the Dragon. Together, they will use the False Prophet to help them accomplish their evil agenda on planet earth. The Bible also tells us that in the end of days, the Antichrist will rule over the entire human race with an ecumenical and apostate global religion, in addition to ruling the planet through a global government, and economy.

Interpreting the following Scripture it is apparent that the false prophet will be used by the beast (satan) as the person and means to facilitate these miracles and signs or wonders to entrap and deceive the masses. This false prophet will be more than likely a figure that is well trusted and has great influence over millions…

“But the beast was captured and with him the false prophet who did the miracles [performed signs] for the beast [on his behalf; in his presence]. The false prophet had used these miracles [signs] to trick [deceive; lead astray] those who had the mark [brand; stamp] of the beast and worshiped his idol [image]. The false prophet and the beast [The two] were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur” (Revelation 19:20). – Expanded

All battles against the Kingdom of Heaven have always been centered upon worship.  From the very beginning, Lucifer’s long-standing goal was to usurp the worship due the Creator, God.  Scripture records of Satan’s boastful plans:

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!  For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of [Elohim]; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14, NKJV).

The Bible declares that, “God is a jealous God” and throughout the ages we have been instructed not to have idols or any other gods. It is also apparent that if one elects to worship an antichrist, they have renounced their faith in the one true God, and the Son of God, Jesus. The Word of God declares,

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

“He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters” (Matthew 12:30).

“Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land [itself]; he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke (roared) like a dragon. He exerts all the power and right of control of the former beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell upon it to exalt and deify the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed, and to worship him.

He performs great signs (startling miracles), even making fire fall from the sky to the earth in men’s sight. And because of the signs (miracles) which he is allowed to perform in the presence of the [first] beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding them to erect a statue (an image) in the likeness of the beast who was wounded by the [small] sword and still lived.

And he is permitted [also] to impart the breath of life into the beast’s image, so that the statue of the beast could actually talk and cause to be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of the beast.

Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription [stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads,

So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name,

Here is [room for] discernment [a call for the wisdom of interpretation]. Let anyone who has intelligence (penetration and insight enough) calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number [the number of a certain man]; his number is 666” (Revelation 13:11-18). – AMP

Let’s define the mark,

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If we look closely at the Greek words directly associated with the Mark of the Beast, such as Epi, Charagma, and Chi-Xi-Stigma, it becomes clear that Biblical support for such a mark is very strong.

One of the most common claims against a microchip implant is that the Mark of the Beast is supposed to be “on” the hand or forehead and not “in” the hand or forehead. Revelation 13:16-18, And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads”:

According to James Strong, both “in” and “on” are valid translations of the Greek word epi. Epi’s many definitions include “into”, “in a place,” and “among,” all of which perfectly describe the placement of modern day RFID implants such as Applied Digital Solution’s Verichip. The Verichip is easily injected “into” the body “in a place,” the hand or forehead, and remains “among” the flesh.

The Greek word for mark is charagma. Strong’s Concordance defines charagma as “a scratch or etching”, “a badge of servitude”, “graven”, and finally “mark.”  Strong’s also notes that charagma is directly related to the Greek word charax, which means “to sharpen to a point” and “a stake.”

The definitions of charagma — coupled with the fact that the Verichip is injected using a specialized syringe — make it clear that the Mark of the Beast could very well be a microchip injected into the hand.

Much like the original authors, the Biblical scholars of the King James Bible (KJV) chose to spell out the number 666 – Six hundred threescore and six. This is one of the rare exceptions in the Bible where words are used rather than numbers to describe a numeric value. God inspired these men to spell it out – Six hundred threescore and six – so that we can gain a further understanding of the Mark of the Beast. Interestingly, spelling out 666 in words accurately preserves the original use of the Greek language. If we look at the Greek we see that 666 is presented with three words: Chi – Xi – Stigma.

The numeric values of these three Greek letters add up to 666. Strong’s Concordance gives stigma the following definition: “to ’stick’ … a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership) … mark.” With the definitions of stick, incised, punched, and mark, stigma is very close to the definition of charagma.

There’s just too much evidence to discard the possibility that the Mark of the Beast is a sub-dermal microchip implant, namely the Verichip implant. In fact, the language in Revelation strongly supports such an idea…

RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is currently making leaps and bounds as a replacement for the common bar-code. RFID is also being hyped as the next big thing in personal identification. There are two types of RFID microchips (a.k.a. tags or transponders) in development, passive and active…

In contrast, active RFID tags have their own power supply and require no outside energy to broadcast their information. Because this type of microchip will soon be implanted in the body, an internal renewable power supply is a must. This is a major challenge and is also big business.

Commercial devices are coming to market which will be surgically implanted and require some sort of power supply. This is nothing new, consider the pacemaker. The big difference though is that a pacemaker runs on batteries, and batteries need to be replaced. Replacement requires another costly operation, which inherently involves risk. The point of an internal renewable power supply is that the batteries will never have to be replaced.

There is already existing technology that provides a means of creating an electrical current through the process of temperature change. The Mark of the Beast is said to be in the hand or forehead and it’s no surprise that these are prime areas for hot and cold changes.

… Thermo Life, owned by Applied Digital Solutions through its purchase of eXI Wireless, is a technology that converts temperature change into electricity. Consider the following:

“This next-generation Thermo Life™ is a direct result of VeriChip Corp’s acquisition of eXI Wireless. Knowing that the acquisition was in the process, our research and development personnel aimed to improve the Thermo Life™ product to provide a potential power source for an active RFID tag for People.” Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital

Verichip Corp is already marketing to a diverse range of individuals. The microchip implant seems ready to go, so what’s left before mass adoption? Active RFID, GPS, and security are all likely to be rolled into future generations of the chip. Security is probably the biggest factor since the current generation of the Verichip has already proven to be insecure. And there’s no room for error when finances and identification are at stake.

Expect to see large scale applications in animal “chipping,” both in pets and livestock. These are perfect pilot programs to test and refine a system that will be used on the populace. Criminals will follow since they have no choice in the matter, and children will come next as the fears of parents are increasingly preyed upon. All the while a restless and rebellious segment of the general population will be getting “chipped” because they think it’s cool…

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The implementation of the technology that will become the forerunner of the Mark of the Beast has not been done in secret. It has been building for a long time. In fact, globalists boast of the progress they have made to digitize all commerce. Globalists envision a new age of peace and security, with a one-world political system, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion…

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Paul McGuire, talked about microchip implants and the ‘Mark of the Beast.’ …McGuire is convinced that there’s a secretive elite who perceives the populace as their property, and seeks to implant the chips for “branding us, controlling us, and owning us.” 

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The first thing you need to understand about the mark of the beast is that it is a worldwide system that collects and gathers information, and ties it in with personal records of all kinds. This will culminate in a chip, implanted in your body, that will personally connect you to the system. Today you see that information is already being collected when you use your debit card, the loyalty card at the supermarket, your car has computer chips that enable it to function - everything is controlled by a chip that feeds the information to various databases around the world. Even the Internet itself is part of this system. 

We have become a worldwide, connected society whose every move is being tracked and cataloged. For now, it's all voluntary, and the New World Order has to reply on making cool devices to lure us in to wanting to be tracked - iPhone, smart phones, RFID chips - but the day is coming where you will be forced to have a chip put inside your body. When that day comes, you will know who the Antichrist is because he will be the one in power over the whole world. Accepting that chip will mean you side with the Antrichrist, and against God. Accepting the chip will doom your soul to Hell forever. Whatever you do, do not ever let anyone put a chip inside your body. It will be better to side with God and die at the Antichrist's hand then to accept the chip and spend eternity in Hell…

For years you have been told, through readers of bible prophecy and conspiracy theorists, that the mark of the beast was coming soon and that people who receive an implantable microchip. This has been swirling around for about the past 30 years or so. Well, the years ticked by with no progress on making a chip that could do that, and eventually people began to file rumor that under "bogus" and forgot about it. When all of a sudden, we have this:   Link here to play video of senate hearing - Vice President Joe Biden asks can humans be microchipped?

Now, I ask you, does that sound like a conspiracy theory to you?  What it does sound like is the Vice-President of the United States telling the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that "one day you will rule on implantable chips in human beings". Wow...take a moment, let it sink in. And that's how it goes with most conspiracy theories, they have a very strong basis in reality. And yes, there is a government plan to put a chip in your body, and you need to decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Just how strong is the push to bring this technology to the people? This strong – Listen to interview on selling the implantable chip

www.nbcnews.com reports,

Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patient’s arm can speed vital information about a patient’s medical history to doctors and hospitals. But critics warn that it could open new ways to imperil the confidentiality of medical records.

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla., could market the VeriChip, an implantable computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, for medical purposes.

With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches. Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over it.

Think UPC code. The identifier, emblazoned on a food item, brings up its name and price on the cashier’s screen.

Chip's dual uses raise alarm - The VeriChip itself contains no medical records, just codes that can be scanned, and revealed, in a doctor’s office or hospital. With that code, the health providers can unlock that portion of a secure database that holds that person’s medical information, including allergies and prior treatment. The electronic database, not the chip, would be updated with each medical visit.

The microchips have already been implanted in 1 million pets. But the chip’s possible dual use for tracking people’s movements — as well as speeding delivery of their medical information to emergency rooms — has raised alarm…

An information technology guru at Detroit Medical Center, however, sees the benefits of the devices and will lobby for his center’s inclusion in a VeriChip pilot program.

“One of the big problems in health care has been the medical records situation. So much of it is still on paper,” said David Ellis, the center’s chief futurist and co-founder of the Michigan Electronic Medical Records Initiative.

'Part of the future of medicine' - As “medically mobile” patients visit specialists for care, their records fragment on computer systems that don’t talk to each other.

“It’s part of the future of medicine to have these kinds of technologies that make life simpler for the patient,” Ellis said. Pushing for the strongest encryption algorithms to ensure hackers can’t nab medical data as information transfers from chip to reader to secure database, will help address privacy concerns, he said…

To kickstart the chip’s use among humans, Applied Digital will provide $650 scanners for free at 200 of the nation’s trauma centers. In pets, installing the chip runs about $50. For humans, the chip implantation cost would be $150 to $200, said Angela Fulcher, an Applied Digital spokeswoman…

Because the VeriChip is invisible, it’s also unclear how health care workers would know which unconscious patients to scan. Company officials say if the chip use becomes routine, scanning triceps for hidden chips would become second nature at hospitals.

Ultimately, the company hopes patients who suffer from such ailments as diabetes and Alzheimer’s or who undergo complex treatments, like chemotherapy, would have chips implanted. If the procedure proves as popular for use in humans as in pets, that could mean up to 1 million chips implanted in people. So far, just 1,000 people across the globe have had the devices implanted, very few of them in the United States.

The company’s chief executive officer, Scott R. Silverman, is one of a half dozen executives who had chips implanted. Silverman said chips implanted for medical uses could also be used for security purposes, like tracking employee movement through nuclear power plants.

Such security uses are rare in the United States.

Meanwhile, the chip has been used for pure whimsy: Club hoppers in Barcelona, Spain, now use the microchip to enter a VIP area and, through links to a different database, speed payment much like a smartcard.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved an ingestible digital sensor that can track physical health with the assertion that patients are not taking their medication regularly and need a tracking device inside their body to assist them in their medical care….Proteus Digital Health (PDH) released the Ingestion Event Marker (IEM) which was first approved in Europe. - 30 Jul 2012

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In the Mark of the Beast system, a world government will administer a single identifying mark in the hand or forehead that will contain all financial data for every individual on the planet and be able to control all transactions. And commerce will be completely cashless. In Sweden, the government has recently announced plans to make Swedish commerce completely cashless.  In Japan, a bank has started installing ATM machines scan the user’s hand print for identification and do not even require a card.

The stage is being set.  The prophecy of the end time global government and the Mark of the Beast was written in 96 AD. Bible prophecy has predicted events and systems that could never exist until the past decade. The new developments in technology are just examples of how the coming New World Order control system of the Antichrist can be implemented. And that is just one prophecy of the Bible. This is why belief in Jesus Christ as your Savior is so important. As the world races toward fulfilling more of Bible prophecy, nothing is more crucial than being right with God. There is a spiritual war taking place and the prize is the souls of humanity. But the good news is yours can be eternally protected through faith in Jesus Christ.

World events and technology are now lining up with Bible prophecy…The potential for a system like the Mark of the Beast is now clearly achievable.  Without the Mark, you will not be able to participate in society. So why would such a system be important to Satan? Because as the Bible reveals Satan’s ultimate goal from the beginning of his betrayal of God and Heaven, was to usurp the God of the Bible and be God himself. And thus having the means to observe and control every human being on Earth brings him one step closer to having “god-like” power.


Just as God sent His Son Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of humanity and allow us a chance to go to be forgiven for sins if we believe in Him. Satan will set up his own “son,” the Antichrist, to come to Earth as a Messiah who will be received and worshiped by the whole world. This will be the greatest deception the world has ever experienced as it will truly bring the people of the planet into open worship of the Devil (with the exception of those who choose to reject the system under the risk of death).

The Mark of the Beast will represent the closest he will come to global control over all citizens and commerce. The end time system of the Antichrist will consist of one global government, global economy and religion centered on the worship of Antichrist and Satan (we detail this in our article, “What Does the Bible Say About the New World Order?”).

The technology of today will allow this type of enforcement. With the new advances, the CIA is now even openly stating that every home is being fully monitored, recorded and observed. And the occult nature of these technologies is not lost on those developing them. http://beginningandend.com/illuminati-surveillance-state-allseeing-eye/

Who will take the mark? The (application or implementation) of the Mark of the Beast has always been controversial. And, most likely this new system will be implemented during a time of global crisis such as famine, water scarcity, etc., whereas fear as a motivating factor for people to succumb to whatever relieves the chaos.  ……

Physical Rejection - Side Affects of Microchips

www.washingtonpost.com reports,

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders to access patients' medical records almost instantly. The FDA found "reasonable assurance" the device was safe, and a sub-agency even called it one of 2005's top "innovative technologies."

But neither the company nor the regulators publicly mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had "induced" malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.

"The transponders were the cause of the tumors," said Keith Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.

Leading cancer specialists reviewed the research for The Associated Press and, while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the findings troubled them. Some said they would not allow family members to receive implants, and all urged further research before the glass-encased transponders are widely implanted in people.

To date, about 2,000 of the so-called radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices have been implanted in humans worldwide, according to VeriChip Corp. The company, which sees a target market of 45 million Americans for its medical monitoring chips, insists the devices are safe, as does its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions, of Delray Beach, Fla.

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Sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. Think again. The reality of RFID MICRO-CHIPPING is real, and is currently and has been underway TARGETED for mass implementation. See scientific studies on RFID.

 

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Consequences of the Mark of the Beast

There is a rejection of the mark physically: “The first angel left and poured out his bowl on the land. Then ugly [foul] and painful sores [reminiscent of the sixth Egyptian plague; Ex. 9:9–11Job 2] came upon all those who had the mark [brand] of the beast and who worshiped his idol [image]” (Revelation 16:2).

“And in those days people will seek death and will not find it; and they will yearn to die, but death evades and flees from them” (Revelation 9:6). - AMP

Eternal Damnation: God's Word is graphically clear about the consequences of taking this mark. God tells us that the person taking the mark will suffer the wrath of His judgment, while on earth, but also will have committed his soul to eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire, the final destiny for Antichrist and the False Prophet.

That may seem a harsh punishment, but remember, receiving the Mark of the Beast is not simply an economic decision, allowing one to feed his family, but also it is an act of worship of the Satan-possessed Antichrist, and a pledge of allegiance to his satanic global regime. And, it may also very well be as history repeats itself, a hybridization of the “fallen angels” CONTAMINATING and converting our DNA.

“Whoever pays homage to the beast and his statue and permits the [beast’s] stamp (mark, inscription) to be put on his forehead or on his hand, He too shall [have to] drink of the wine of God’s indignation and wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no respite (no pause, no intermission, no rest, no peace) day or night—these who pay homage to the beast and to his image and whoever receives the stamp of his name upon him.

Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God’s commandments and [their] faith in Jesus.

Then I heard further [perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed), says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them!” (Revelation 14:9-13). – AMP

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Surviving the Tribulation

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36). – Jesus Christ

There has been an ongoing debate of whether Christians will be raptured away (caught up into heaven) pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post-tribulation, based on the Word of God, “For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)” (I Thessalonians 5:9).

“And [how you] look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath [bringing punishment] which is coming [upon the impenitent] and draws us to Himself [investing us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in Christ, the Messiah]” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

Wrath translated from the Greek word orgē is defined as, “anger exhibited in punishment.”

Tribulation defined in Greek, thlipsis, is “a pressing, pressing together, pressure, affliction, trouble and anguish, persecution and burden."

Based on these translations, it is apparent that there are major distinctions in the two events! The WRATH of God and TRIBULATION is not one and the same thing. But BEFORE the wrath of God is poured out, the “gathering up” of God’s chosen must and will take place. Because we are not appointed to the wrath of God, although, that does not exempt the Christian from tribulation or perhaps even the great tribulation.

"But relative to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and our gathering together to [meet] Him, we beg you, brethren,  Not to allow your minds to be quickly unsettled or disturbed or kept excited or alarmed, whether it be by some [pretended] revelation of [the] Spirit or by word or by letter [alleged to be] from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] arrived and is here.

Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),

Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God." - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

According to Revelation 7:13-14, “Then, addressing me, one of the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] said, Who are these [people] clothed in the long white robes? And from where have they come? I replied, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

According to Revelation 20:4-6:

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Jesus did declare, “While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?

Jesus answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].

For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;

All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.

And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.

And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, But he who endures to the end will be saved.

And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.

So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place—let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this]—

Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; Let him who is on the housetop not come down and go into the house to take anything; And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his overcoat. And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have nursing babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.

For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now—no, and never will be [again]. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God’s chosen ones) those days will be shortened.

If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!—do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God’s chosen ones).

See, I have warned you beforehand. So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert)—do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms—do not believe it.

For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be “ (Matthew 24:1-27, emphasis added).

“They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshiped the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and, Who can make war against him?  And the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will during forty-two months (three and a half years).

And he opened his mouth to speak slanders against God, blaspheming His name and His abode, [even vilifying] those who live in heaven. He was further permitted to wage war on God’s holy people (the saints) and to overcome them. And power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation,

And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world.

If anyone is able to hear, let him listen: Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God’s people).” (Revelation 13:4-10).

“…but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]” (Daniel 11:32).

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." -  Isaiah 41:10

And again it is revealed,

That you should recall the predictions of the holy (consecrated, dedicated) prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior [given] through your apostles (His special messengers).

To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires And say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation.

For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water, Through which the world that then [existed] was deluged with water and perished.

But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.

Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish (pass away) with a thunderous crash, and the [material] elements [of the universe] will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.

Since all these things are thus in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought [each of] you to be [in the meanwhile] in consecrated and holy behavior and devout and godly qualities, While you wait and earnestly long for (expect and hasten) the coming of the day of God by reason of which the flaming heavens will be dissolved, and the [material] elements [of the universe] will flare and melt with fire?

But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide.

So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him [at His coming] without spot or blemish and at peace [in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

And consider that the long-suffering of our Lord [His slowness in avenging wrongs and judging the world] is salvation (that which is conducive to the soul’s safety), even as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the spiritual insight given him,

Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those [epistles of Paul] that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as [they distort and misinterpret] the rest of the Scriptures.

Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind].

But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!” (2 Peter 3:1-18).

In the many events of the Bible we see God's servants walking prayerfully with Him through hardships and learning to trust Him in the process. They learn how to recognize His hand leading. These leadings sometimes consist of voices, dreams, and visions, as well as coincidences or "God-incidences" or "open doors" (Revelation 3:8, 20) and "closed doors" (Revelation 3:7).

They learn how to trust God when the situation looks like He has abandoned them. In other words, they learn faith, how to cast their care upon the LORD and to be Spirit-led. Jesus did not promise that obedience to Him would be rewarded by men in this life. On the contrary, He said,

“Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions) are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely on My account.

Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:11-12).

1 Peter 4:12-13, 16

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

 

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Your Choices 

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? “(Mark 8:36-37)

“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.

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye [you] not therefore, ye [you] are of more value than many sparrows.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:28-33).

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“And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life. But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son will never see (experience) life, but [instead] the wrath of God abides on him. [God’s displeasure remains on him; His indignation hangs over him continually]” (John 3:36, emphasis added).

We are spirit, soul, and body. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). The word soul in Greek is psychē defined as, “as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death; the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life.” With this defined, we can ascertain that the soul of man is the force or energy that will exist after physical death.

There is a destination after this life, as we know of that is explained in considerable detail in the Bible. According to whom we have made lord over our lives, i.e. if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, being sealed with His stamp will determine your final destination of “heaven [paradise]"; Or if you have rejected Christ Jesus then the final destination of “hell,” and the “lake of fire.”

For the saved Christ tells us in John 14:1-4, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7).

Hear the Word of the Lord, “new Heavens and a new Earth.” Isaiah 65:17, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:1-4).

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

“And this is a cause of our mentioning you with pride among the churches (assemblies) of God for your steadfastness (your unflinching endurance and patience) and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecutions and crushing distresses and afflictions under which you are holding up.

This is positive proof of the just and right judgment of God to the end that you may be deemed deserving of His kingdom [a plain token of His fair verdict which designs that you should be made and counted worthy of the kingdom of God], for the sake of which you are also suffering.

[It is a fair decision] since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with distress and affliction those who distress and afflict you, And to [recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,

To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Such people will pay the penalty and suffer the punishment of everlasting ruin (destruction and perdition) and eternal exclusion and banishment from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, When He comes to be glorified in His saints [on that day He will be made more glorious in His consecrated people], and [He will] be marveled at and admired [in His glory reflected] in all who have believed [who have adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him], because our witnessing among you was confidently accepted and believed [and confirmed in your lives].

With this in view we constantly pray for you, that our God may deem and count you worthy of [your] calling and [His] every gracious purpose of goodness, and with power may complete in [your] every particular work of faith (faith which is that leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness)” (2 Thessalonians 1:1-11).

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  Christ's Second Coming

2 Peter 3:2-7:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his [Jesus] coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

 

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].

And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect (His chosen ones) from the four winds, [even] from one end of the universe to the other” (Matthew 24:29-31).

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.

Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord! (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)”

The Gathering Up - Christ has gathered His chosen ones up. The wrath now goes forth…

The Wrath of God

“The Lord is a jealous God and avenging; the Lord avenges and He is full of wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries and reserves wrath for His enemies” (Nahum 1:2).

Revelation 19:11-13,

After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called [Jesus] Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness). His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand.  He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.

“14 The great day of the Lord is near—near and hastening fast. Hark! the voice of the day of the Lord! The mighty man [unable to fight or to flee] will cry then bitterly. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of the blast of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the high towers and battlements. 17 And I will bring distress upon men, so that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust and their flesh like dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s indignation and wrath. But the whole earth shall be consumed in the fire of His jealous wrath, for a full, yes, a sudden, end will He make of all the inhabitants of the earth” (Zephaniah 1:14-18).

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall be dissolved and vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner [like gnats]. But My salvation shall be forever, and My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall not be abolished” (Isaiah 51:6).

2 Peter 3:10, 12-13

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 

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The Judgment

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“Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4, emphasis added).

“I [also] saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done [their whole way of feeling and acting, their aims and endeavors] in accordance with what was recorded in the books.

And the sea delivered up the dead who were in it, death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) surrendered the dead in them, and all were tried and their cases determined by what they had done [according to their motives, aims, and works].

Then death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

And if anyone’s [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:12-15). - AMP

Jesus declares,

Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all). - Revelation 22:12-13

 

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New Heavens, New Earth

Isaiah 65:17 - For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Revelation 21:1-14:

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelation 21:18-27

18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

 

 

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