Zech. 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Jerusalem will be attacked by many nations and governments, under the Antichrist.
Zech. 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Nuclear holocaust will be a part of the Great Tribulation. Amazingly this was written around 600 B.C. Israel today, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear missiles, their safety net. Islam wants to drive Israel into the sea. Then when they come against Israel, Israel will use nuclear weapons, and their "eyes shall be consumed in their sockets". The Dome and the mosque on the Rock have been on the Mount since 690 A.D. Did you know that various Islamic websites have songs to the fall of the twin towers of 911? The area code of Afghanistan is 911. The number eleven is the most holy number in the Koran, and they can't stand the symbol of the twin towers on USA soil. Russian has announced plans to have the largest nuclear exercise ever conducted in its history. Russian will be a player in end-times (Ezek. 38.2,3).
Zech. 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
This is the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ.
Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Prominent scientists have stated that within the next several years there could be an earthquake in Israel killing 5000 to 10,000.
Act 1:6 When they therefore were come
together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again
the kingdom to Israel?
Act 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Wow!)
Amazingly, Jesus is going to return just as He left. They were literally walking with Jesus, in His supernatural spiritual body, in His immortal state. They saw Him die just 40 days before, and He said it was finished at that time. They all saw Him die. Wow! What an experience! Now, He headed then into the cloud, and are directed by two angels to to say don't look up for He will come back in like manner. I can't help but think these two beings in white apparel were Enoch and Elijah, the only two men of the Old Testament who never died who will become the Two Witnesses in end times.
1Th 4:13 But I would not have you to be
ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even
as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
We will in Christ have immortality.
1Cr 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Cr 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Cr 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Cr 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
1Cr 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying
that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Cr 15:55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
Sleep is temporary. It is not magic. We will be changed. We won't disappear. Here it says we will shall not all die, but we shall all be changed. It does not have reference to the same time though, only that by the time of last trumpet we shall all be changed. For example, we will all die, but not on the same day. This is very special, to realize this. It immediately shatters the pre- and post-tribulation rapture only-ism views. As these saw Jesus go up to the clouds, He slowly was obscured from their vision. There is a transition from this life to the one to come. And we are in a training period right now. There is a new city and a hell.
Mat 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto
the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
When Christ comes it will be known, without question, when He steps down on the mount of olives and splitting the mountain that sits on the African fault which will break open one to the north and one to the south giving Jews and Christians a pathway of escape from the armies of Satan.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
There will be a global ethic imposed on people, that of taking the mark of the beast to buy or sell. By June, 2004, a wealth chip will be implanted in a card, and it will be one card to comprehensively cover the Islamic world. Britain has announced the same thing, as have other nations. How close are we implementing this? Will it be 1 years or 20 years? "The Trusted Computing Group" led by Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. If you buy a computer from them you can not receive an email from an untrusted system or open any documents that are untrusted controlled by Microsoft and Sun consortium. One security system and protection of intellectual property. Every file has a trusted stamp attached to it. There is a grain sized chip implanted a chip under the skin. There is a family that has been acknowledged to have received this already, though it does not prevent them from buying or selling yet. RFID tags for preferred customers, as soon as you get within three feet of the tag price the price changes. How much more can this be imposed on greater items? Wow!!! Now you can see how the buying and selling forced control can evolve. Unreal!!!! The pressure will increase upon people to have this implant under the skin to be a preferred customer. The strong arm of government is squeezing. The question is how quick? Banks are now requiring fingerprints. The credit bureau companies now know everywhere you submit your cell phone and social security card.
There is a tracking chips installed in millions of vehicles right now not talked about, that when they break down or go over 100 miles/hour, they can track exactly where that vehicle is through GPS. Every can of coke is planned to have a RFID chip in it. Walmart has plans to install a RFID chip in all its products by the end of 2004. When these things begin to happen, look up, because the Tribulation has already started or is about to start. Microsoft is writing lots of software for RFID, actually leading the charge. Lots of companies still don't like credit cards. They just don't feel like they don't need it. Before we get close to the mark it will need to be common knowledge. VISA is asking that all vendors have smart cards by 2006. During the first three and half years no one knows the beast out of the sea, the Antichrist. It is only during the last three and half years is implemented. These RFID chips are not even secure, they just broadcast out to everyone and people can interrogate those chips. You can jam them and break into them. It will cause more problems with identity theft. There is contests to fudge the smart cards in tv's. Unless you take the implant, you can't buy or sell. Unless you are born again, you can not enter the kingdom of God.
Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Many say that this chapter refers to the holy Roman Empire. But this is wrong. It is rather, "religious" Rome. There is a slight difference. II'll explain simply. Some want to make the 7 heads of the beast as 5 kingdoms from the past of the beast "that was". But, in Daniel everyone accepts the 4 images of the statue representing the 4 kingdoms. There is not a fifth kingdom since the 4th is already Rome. Some will say the clay feet means the holy Roman Empire. But that is wrong. The 4th kingdom with its ten toes are clay because like a great stone, Christ will break the feet of "political Rome". They introduce this kingdom theology, to deflect from the fact that the 5 heads are men, from Julius Caesar to Caesar Nero. The one that is "not" is Nero who "was" for he was the first to attack the Christian church, and now he is "yet to come". The unholy trinity is trying to copy the holy Trinity with the dragon, that is Satan, 1st beast (Nero Antichrist), 2nd beast (Judas False Prophet). This kingdom theology disagrees with this about Nero and Judas, and I believe this is of low conscience to not realize who Nero really was.
focus on kingdoms, not the person. But I say, the kingdom, though it is a
problem, the cause of the kingdom is not the kingdom, but it is a person, the
same spirit and soul of Nero reanimated. People may be looking for a false
Christ. That is the negative consequence. What if we are looking in the wrong
place for the Antichrist? What if the kingdom is already set up and it is
the G-7 countries? What if Alan Greenspan is already the Antichrist? What if
George Bush is already the False Prophet? What if the G-10 bankers of the world
are already the ten horns? What if the first 7 good years from 1993 to 2000 have
already occurred, and what if the 7 years of Tribulation have already started?
What if now we are approaching the middle of Tribulation, the start of Great
Tribulation? What if the European Union is electing the first
president (8th) ever this year 2004, and that president becomes the Antichrist,
while Greenspan is just the forerunner (7th)? One has to wonder about these