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MA#65  COUNTDOWN TO THE GREAT TRIBULATION

A COUNTDOWN to the

GREAT TRIBULATION

 

WE ARE IN DANGEROUS, UNSETTLING TIMES

 

The MIDDLE EAST is going up in flames - in Gaza, in Syria, Iraq and in Libya.

 

The Islamic Sunni jihadists, ISIS, are slaughtering other Muslims, and threatening and killing Christians.

 

Blatant ANTI-SEMITISM has come to many of our cities in the Western world.

 

IRAN is on the verge of making nuclear weapons, and daily calls for Israel to be annihilated.

 

RUSSIA is once more massing troops on the border of Ukraine, where civil war led to the recent downing of a Malaysian plane, with all 298 on board killed.

 

Central AFRICA is a mess, as are also Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The whole world is becoming extremely unstable.

 

CHAOS is breaking out in many regions. Governments, even the leading ones, are confused and are becoming less capable of meeting the challenges of these times. Yes, it's a chaotic world out there.  But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new normal.

In West Africa, an EBOLA epidemic is out of control.  By early Aug 2014, 1700 cases of the deadly disease had been reported, in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Around 1000 of them have died. An international emergency has been declared.

 

Even NATURE  is out of control. The earth is shaking on its axis, not only by earthquakes and volcanos, but by every type of awful disaster.

 

Meanwhile, today's CHURCH is compromising; so there aren't many shelters still available.


The true Prophets of the LORD agree.

THE END OF THE AGE IS UPON US.

BUT THE MESSIAH ENCOURAGES HIS PEOPLE

 

When these things begin to take place, straighteny ourselves and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

 

Before making this statement on the Mount of Olives, the Master warned of conditions that would occur over the age, and during the endtimes.

 

Yshua began a countdown on the Mount, and He will complete it when He comes again, to the same Mount of Olives.

 

Now look at 16 climatic signs that we see happening in the world today.      

 

Well count down from number 16

 

16. 

UPHEAVALS & SIGNS IN THE SKY  

Yshua the Messiah said:

There will be mighty and violent earthquakes in various places, and plagues, (pestilences, malignant, contagious, infectious diseases, and deadly, devastating epidemics), and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. ... And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon earth despair among nations, with perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.” (Luke 21:11, 25)

 

When  we increasingly  witness  huge disasters,  from WACKY WEATHER, CYCLONES, PESTILENCES, to POLLUTION with its destruction of sea life and bird life, we are compelled to ask Is this all part of a CURSE on the earth today?

 

The Bible says:  YES!  IT IS!

 

“For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.  The creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who  subjected it, with the anticipation that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the glorious freedom of the children of God.” (Romans 8:22, 20-21)

 

ISAIAH 24:6 also says:

A curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned up, and few men are left.”

 

What we have seen so far, is just a foretaste; and its all part of the countdown to the Great

Tribulation. The Almighty says:

"ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVENS." (Hebrews 12:26 & Haggai 2:6)

 

Asteroids, meteors, and huge sun flares are making frequent appearances with spectacular effects and they are also a foretaste, and a warning of what is to come in the Tribulation.

The stars of the sky fell to earth, as a  fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a strong wind. The sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” (Revelation 6:13-14)

           

 15.  

 WARS AND THREATS OF WARS

And when you hear of wars and uprisings disturbances and revolutions, do not be terrified; for these things must happen first, but the end will not come immediately.'    Then  He  said  to  them,  'Nation  will  rise  against  nation,  and kingdom against kingdom. (Luke 21:9-10)

 

And so it is in 2014. Just look at what is happening right now!

 

THE SUNNIs & THE SHIAs CROSSED SWORDS

There   is   a  constant   conflict   between   SUNNI   MUSLIMS   and  SHIITE MUSLIMS.

It is an endtime battle of an age-long war between these two groups that started after their prophet Mohammed died. The Islamic movement split into two factions which then fought over who was the true leader of Islam. We see this bitter conflict now affecting every state in the Middle East, and threatening to ignite a global inferno.

 

Both Sunnis and Shias claim to be the true authentic Islam. Both despise each other and have  been at loggerheads  for 1400 years.  All  want a new Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, and worldwide.

 

Saudi Arabia wants a caliphate. Turkey wants to restore the Ottoman caliphate. Iran expects the Imam Mahdi to establish a caliphate, ruling from Jerusalem.

A caliphate is an Islamic government led by a CALIPH (supreme Muslim ruler). The conflict  is  reaching  towards  a climax  at present. It is  a birthright  issue between Esau and Ishmael; about who has the right to rule the Muslim world.

 

This issue needs to be settled before the other conflict can be settled that is, the age-long  conflict  between  Esau  and  Jacob (Arab  and  Israel)   about the ownership right to the land promised to Abraham and his descendants.

 

THE ISLAMIC STATE 

ISIS, (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is an extreme radical and brutal Sunni offshoot from al-Qaida, that recently declared itself a caliphate, which they call The Islamic State.   It has the goal of bringing all the Middle East under their control, and then ultimately conquering the rest of the world.

 

They will never succeed in that evil agenda, but ISIS is on the move, capturing more towns  and assets  while  butchering  opponents,  destroying  churches, and beheading even Christian children. In early August, ISIS in Syria captured a Lebanese town. In Iraq, a recent conquest was the capture of the Mosul Dam in North Iraq. This exploit gave Isis the options of withholding water from opponents, or of flooding its enemy the Shi’ite Baghdad regime.

Hundreds of thousands of people, fleeing from the ISIS advance, have created a huge refugee problem in N Iraq.

 

THE ARMAMENTS BUILDUP IN PREPARATION

  FOR A WORLD WAR CENTRED ON JERUSALEM

 

JOEL 3:9-12.

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up to attack!   Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong!

Come quickly all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together! Bring down, O YHWH, Your mighty ones! Let the nations be aroused  and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit  to judge  all the nations on every side.

The US, UK,  Russia  and China  are leading  the pack of nations  obeying  the injunction, Prepare for war.

 

ENERGY WARS

OIL  AND  GAS  means  wealth  for some  nations,  and survival  for others. Energy commodities are the under-lying causes for many of the conflicts around the world. There are competing pipe lines; and economic lust for oil and gas.

Israels Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean is already being contested by neighbouring countries.   And no doubt Russia has its eyes on the prize of this immense gas field.

 

ISRAELS  LEVIATHAN  GAS AND  OIL  FIELDS

 

  

14.

MANY NATIONS THREATEN TO WIPE OUT ISRAEL

PSALM  83:1-4:

O God, do not keep silent!   Do not be quiet, and do not be still, O God! For look, Your enemies are roaring; and those who hate You have raised their heads. They craftily plot against Your people, and conspire against Your hidden, treasured ones. They have said, ‘Come, and let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more’.”

 

The cry to destroy Israel has been going on since the restoration of the nation in May 1948. That year a half dozen Arab nations attacked and sought to wipe out the newly declared state. In 1967, Egypt, Syria and Jordan attacked to “drive the Israelis into the Sea.”  Again in 1973, Egypt and Syria  launched  an assault  on Israel.  And since  then, the Palestinians,  Iraq and Hizb’ullah (Lebanon) have attacked.

 

Iran has been constantly calling for the Zionist nation to be annihilated.  Al-Qaida and ISIS

have the same goal.  The UN with its large number of Muslim nations has become extremely anti-Israel, and avidly pro-Palestinian. In Europe an increasing number of countries are taking an anti-Zionist stance.

 

THE LATEST GAZA-ISRAEL CONFLICT

has been intense, with Hamas so filled with deep-seated hatred for Israel, that it was willing to sacrifice hundreds of its own people, including children, in an effort to advance its agenda to wipe out Israel. The worldwide leftist press as usual, have come down heavily on Israel for its “brutality” the killing of civilians including children.

The Palestinian solidarity movement has conducted anti-Israel protest rallies in many parts of the world. In France, the government branded anti-Israel protests  as terrorist activity and banned them.  But the protests continued.

In India, protests supporting Gaza were held in Kashmir. And in Hyderabad and Pune, there were anti-Israel posters.

In the US, the Congress is largely pro-Israel, but the Obama administration, while claiming to be Israel’s “best friend,” has shown that it is not always a friend indeed.

Russia, while not currently regarded  as an enemy of Israel, is interested only in any economic, strategic, or technical advantage it can gain from Israel and the Middle East.

There have been some pro-Israel rallies in Australia and in the United States.

 

The avid supporters of Hamas around the world voice their own perceptions, but fail to face up to these facts:

* Hamas started this war!

* Hamas calls for the total destruction of Israel!

* Hamas wants its borders open so they can import unlimited weapons for the sole purpose of inflicting Israel.

*  HAMAS COMMITS A DOUBLE WAR CRIME:

 

1. Thousands of Hamas rockets are fired, aimed at causing damage and deaths in Israelis civilian communities.   (If it were not for its amazing Iron Dome defence system, there could have been thousands of casualties throughout Israel.)

 

2.  Hamas uses its own people as human shields, placing civilians including  children  in buildings that are used for military purposes, and that are likely to be bombed.

 

* The inflated number of deaths of Palestinian civilians evoke support around the world for the Palestinian cause.

 

*    There  are no bomb shelters  or tunnels  provided  for their  civilians’  safety tunnels  and bunkers are reserved for Hamas fighters.

 

*  Israel says hundreds of Hamas fighters were killed. 

 

* The Israel Defence Minister reminded the world that Gaza was given back to the Palestinian people with one condition: that is, that it will be a de-militarised zone, for which they agreed and signed onto.  But Hamas completely violated this agreement.

 

* During the first four weeks of the current war, Israel transferred 40,550 tons of food and medical and humanitarian supplies into Gaza in 1,856 trucks.

 

The recent war in Gaza has brought the Middle East ever closer to the time when the LORD

will enable Judah to consume the neighbouring enemies.

 

ZECHARIAH 12:6, 8.

In that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a burning pot in a woodpile, and like a flaming torch among sheaves.

They will  consume on  the  right  hand  and  on  the  left  all  the  surrounding peoples; and

Jerusalem will be inhabited again on her own sites - in Jerusalem

In that day YHWH will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of YHWH going before them.”

YHWH says: “So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza and it will consume her citadels.” (Amos 1:7)

  ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS ON JEWS 

       

are increasing throughout the world; very noticeably in France and Ukraine.

 

Many persecuted Jews are migrating to Israel, even though there are dangers there.  A poll of Europeans discovered that most people now consider Israel to be the key source of global instability. Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are intent on finding anything against which the world might rage; and then pin the blame on Israel for that issue, as well as for every political problem on Earth.

    

THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE

GENESIS 12:1-3. Now YHWH  said to Abram, 'Leave your country, and your relatives and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

 

In IRAN,  Ayatollah  Ali Khamenei  stated  that  the  only  solution  for  the  region  is  the destruction of Israel, and that armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza.

 

HIZBULLAH in Lebanon has stockpiled some 100,000 missiles in preparation for its next war against Israel.  Beyond these local wars, a much bigger conflict is brewing.

"Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem! ... Prepare for war against her! Arise, and let us attack  at noon! Arise, and let us attack  by night and destroy her palaces!" (Jeremiah 6:1, 3-4)

 

13.

JERUSALEM A HEAVY ROCK FOR ALL THE NATIONS

 

ZECHARIAH 12:2-3    

"Look!  I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the people around. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. And on that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem a very heavy rock for all nations. All who try to move it will be severely injured.”

 

In the United Nations there have been more resolutions condemning Israel and its occupation of Jerusalem, than for any other city on earth.

WHY IS JERUSALEM

A CITY OF SUCH A GREAT CONTENTION?

 

1

Jerusalem  is  Zion,  the place  where  Yahweh chose to put His  Name.   (1 Kings  8:29 Nehemiah 1:9)

2

Zion was the capital of Israel from the time of King David 3000+ years ago.

3

In 1980, Israel declared united Jerusalem, the indivisible, eternal capital of the state of Israel

  4

Most of the nations in the world will not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. So they mostly keep their embassies in Tel Aviv --   to avoid clashes with the Arab nations.

  5

Muslims claim that Mohammed ascended to heaven on a stallion from the rock on the Temple Mount. This belief is why the Dome of the Rock was build there, and why the site is claimed to be a sacred place to Muslims.

6

Because of its spiritual significance, being the city where the Messiah will reign during His 1000-year kingdom,  the city is  coveted    by Satan;  and he  intends  to install  his  son  (his anointed messiah the Beast, Antichrist) on Mt Moriah.

  7

The Illuminati  Elites  world plan is to establish  a New World Order, and they want to make Jerusalem their capital, and to enthrone   the Antichrist there.

 

ZECHARIAH 14:1-3

Behold, the day is coming for YHWH (to judge) for I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to fight against it, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into captivity, but the rest of the people will not be exiled from the city. Then YHWH will go out and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.

 

EZEKIEL 39:7

I will make My holy Name known among My people Israel; and I shall not allow My holy Name to be profaned anymore. Then the nations will know that I am YHWH, the Holy One of Israel.

 

12. 

 THE ALIGNMENT OF THE NATIONS FOR THE WORLD WAR

   Early in the Tribulation the nations will align into 4 main military blocs North, South, East and West with Israel in the centre. These blocs are forming today, and there is a whole lot of sifting going on.

 

ROSH, THE KING OF THE NORTH

  RUSSIA

The Northern Confederation is quite clearly defined.

   

EZEKIEL 38:2-7

 

Set your face against Gog of the land of Magog (the land of the Scythians modern Russia, Kazakhstan  and Ukraine),  the chief  prince  of Rosh,  Meshech,  and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say:

The Sovereign Master, YHWH,  says: Listen! I am against you, O Gog (high mountain), chief prince of Rosh (Russia the head), Meshech (Moscow), and Tubal (possibly the Siberian capital Tobolsk.)

I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws and bring you out with your whole army your horses and horsemen all fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing swords.

Persia (Iran), Cush (Sudan - Ethiopia), and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets; Gomer (possibly the Galatia region in Turkey and Georgia) also with all its troops; and the House of Togarmah from the far north (Turkey and the Turkic people of Central Asia) with all its  troops  - many nations  with you. Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them.

   

IRAN 

 SUDAN 

LIBYA

TURKEY

                              

Today we  see Russia  on the move.  Vladimir Putins  goal is  to establish  a vast Eurasian Economic  Union   a  northern  superpower.  Last  May,  Moscow  signed  a  treaty  with foundation members, Kazakhstan and Belarus. The EEU will now come into effect in January  2015. It will shortly draw Turkey and other nations into its fold.

 

Russia has signed a monetary treaty with China, and is building an oil pipeline direct to China. Putin  is  also  pursuing  relations  with North Korea, and has built a military and economic  relationship with Iran and Syria.

 

THE NORTH WILL BECOME A MIGHTY CONFEDERATION

   

EZEKIEL 38:8-12

In the latter years you will invade the land that has recovered from the sword, whose people have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had long been desolate. You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.

 

On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan. You will say, ‘I will invade the land of unwalled villages; I will attack those who are at rest and live securely   all of them living without walls, without gates or bars,  ‘to capture spoil, to plunder and loot

 

In Putins sights is Israels LEVIATHAN GAS FIELD in the East Mediterranean.  This  could be the  intended  spoil  that will draw Russia  down against Israel.

The Leviathan field contains 100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. But God will move in to spoil the evil plan of the Chief Prince of Rosh.

 

  THE KINGS OF THE EAST

The identity of these Asian nations is not specified, but it is clear they will be strong powers that will come across from the East to the world war, and later to the Battle of Armageddon.

 

REVELATION 16:12-16

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the rising of the sun - the East.

 

And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing miraculous signs And they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the battle of the Great Day of YHWH EL SHADDAI - God Almighty ...

 

Then  they  gathered the kings  together  to the place  called  in Hebrew, Har-Megiddo (Armageddon).

 

CHINA, of course, is the superpower of the East, and it is flexing its military muscles, preparing for the climax.

 

It is already a nuclear power with a huge army, navy and air force.  It has produced powerful ICBM nuclear  missiles  that can destroy  American  aircraft  carriers,  and can reach the US mainland.

Kings of the East indicates that other nations, such as Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea will ultimately be allied with China.

 

  THE KING OF THE SOUTH

DANIEL 11:40. “At the end time the King of the South (possibly an Egyptian-led alliance) will engage him (the Prince of Rome Antichrist) in battle, and the King of the North (the Northern Confederation) will storm against  him with chariots, horsemen, and with a great fleet of ships.

Earlier in Daniel 11, the King of the South is clearly referred to as EGYPT.

 

With the  present aligning  of nations  into economic-political-military  blocs,  we can expect Egypt to lead a large contingent of Arab and African nations into the coming world war.

 

(But Ethiopia/Sudan, Libya, Iran and Turkey, as we have seen, will be part of the Northern Confederation.)

 

JEREMIAH 46:7-8

Egypt rises like a flood, and like the rivers whose waters surge about; and he says, 'I will go up; I will cover that land; I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.”

 

THE KING OF THE WEST

This  king  is  the Prince  of Rome who becomes the Beast, Antichrist,  and who will lead  a confederation of ten nations that arise out of the ruins of the old Roman Empire

 

REVELATION 17:3, 12-13

I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns ... The ten  horns you saw are ten  kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They will have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.

 

The woman here refers to Mystery Babylon, the antichrist religion that has so deeply impacted the first 6 heads of the Beast six past empires, Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, Medo- Persia, Greece and Rome.

The seventh head represents a revived Roman empire

The ten horns of the Beast represent ten nations that will shortly arise to form the Revived

Roman Empire.

It is not yet constituted, but Europe is already suffering birth pangs as it waits to give birth to the new Beast Confederation.

 

11 PREPARING FOR THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIR

Great strides have been made since the European Common Market was established on Jan 1, 1958, with six nations Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Luxembourg.

More nations were added in stages to the Market which was renamed  as the European Union. Britain, Ireland and Denmark were added in 1973, and Greece in 1980. It now has 28 member nations, and more nations could yet be added.

Ten of them will become the core of the Beast Kingdom.

The EU Commission has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The European Parliament has its headquarters in Strasbourg, France.

The European Central Bank, housed in Frankfurt, Germany, is owned by the central banks of the 28 member states

  A new currency, the EURO, was introduced in 1999, and is now used by 18 of the 28 countries.  The European Central Bank (ECB) administers the monetary policy of the Eurozone.

Theres a freedom of movement, generally anywhere, in the EU, for all its citizens but till now there are no common European passports being issued.

Countless new laws have been legislated in an effort to unify the whole EU, which is seeking to speak as one voice. But there are some strong differences in the Union, and a division exists between the north and the less prosperous south. Several of the southern nations have been on the verge of bankruptcy. The ECB has had to step in to bail them out.

The EU at present does not have a single President of the European Union. It actually has four presidents. President  of  the  European  Council,  President  of  the  European  Commission,  President  of  the European Council of the European Union, & the President of the European Parliament.

Now there are strong calls for a single President to bind the European Union together.

Some years ago, Dr Henri Spaack, an early planner of the Common Market, and Sec-Gen of NATO, declared:

We do not want another committee. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man and be he God or devil, we will receive him.

The European Union is waiting for that man!

After his arrival, we can expect there will be an upheaval, which will lead the 10 nations to surrender totally to the new wonder man.  The other EU nations may, or may not, be still aligned with the Roman Confederation. But the core of the Revived Empire will be the TEN.

 

10.  THE NEW WORLD ORDER  

Plans for a new world order have been under way for at least 250 years. The plans are satanic conspiracies  that have  been implanted  into the minds  of selected  men and women. Many organisations and networks have been created to facilitate the plans of the insiders worldwide.

The NWO requires the old order to be dismantled; it requires the replacement of nationalism by internationalism, the abolition of privacy, inheritance and religion, and the building up of supreme control.

 

The NWO requires a one world go