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). -
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.
… 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…
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.
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.
Jesus also gives us a preview of what
to Watch for and what is ahead,
The Prophecy -
Christ’s Grave Warnings
Matthew 24, Mark
13 and Luke
parallel accounts of Christ’s greatest prophecies. In these chapters
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.
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
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].
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
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
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.
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
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
Isaac Newton's End of Age
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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
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
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
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
America in Bible Prophecy
- Zola Levitt Ministries
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.
Watch TV Broadcast "America
in Bible Prophecy"
The End of Age Countdown
Key Points –
abomination that astonishes and makes desolate standing in the Holy Place
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
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?)
after the tribulation of those days the powers of the heavens will be
Gathering up of the elect (God’s chosen
- Men will be
in the field; one will be taken and one will be left
Who Are the False Christs?
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
… 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
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
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).
- Zola Levitt Ministries
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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). –
Let’s define the mark,
If we look closely at the Greek words directly associated with the Mark of
the Beast, such as
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
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 –
The numeric values of these three Greek letters add up to 666. Strong’s
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
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
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
R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital
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…
© Endtime Ministries
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…
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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”
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Consequences of the Mark of
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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).”
“…but the people who know their God shall prove
themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]” (Daniel
"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
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
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)!”
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
“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
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.
“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
“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
“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
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
“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”
“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
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
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
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
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).
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
“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.
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,
“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). -
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). -
ew Heavens, New
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.
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
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.
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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