WHY END TIME
 PROPHECIES MATTER
Surviving WW3's Unexpected Consequences
WHY END TIME PROPHECIES MATTER

SURVIVING WW3’s UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES


© 2014 Elbert Hardy

Only the prepared will survive this… are you ready?
We are about to plunge into an abyss of trouble the world has never seen before. Sinister Armageddon approaches. Its unexpected consequences WILL affect you and your loved ones. That’s why these unexpected consequences matter so much.

These will not just stay localized, but spread around the globe. What’s the big deal? They are going to nuke the oil fields of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the surrounding countries. I have this news on top authority. We have ignored the obvious far too long.

The result of this debacle will wreck planet Earth, its weather, its tides, its ability to produce food and water for us and much more. Don’t ignore this. It will affect you. Only a few will survive. HOW to survive is the BIG question. Can we do it ourselves? Here is what I believe is the only answer…


All scriptures quoted in this work are taken from the public domain King James version with some of the words replaced with modern English by the author to make it easier to read. All other words are by the author, with attribution or foot notation for all references quoted.

About the author

Elbert was born in Anderson, Indiana in 1951 to Christian parents. As a teenager he began to see flaws in church doctrines that puzzled him. In biology class, he was taught evolution instead of creation was the way we got here. Life had no meaning or purpose as a result. Gradually, he began to see flaws in evolutionary theory and came to look more carefully at both worldviews.

He studied world religions, philosophy, music and art, as well as developing interests in photography, electronics and agriculture. He began writing in the second grade and his teacher marveled at his interest and talents even then. God was at work. Gradually he and God became best friends, but only after many trials and troubles, like Viet Nam and the draft.

Many outdoor adventures, dangers and near misses later, he began to think about eternity once again. Influenced by his parents, he rekindled a passionate pursuit of truth. He wanted to understand the world and why people did what they did. Through many years of study in college, loads of life experiences, marriage, three kids and several multifaceted career choices, he began to gel his ideas into the written word, audio and video venues.

His God, his love for people, his wife of 43 years and his family has made him the writer, speaker and trainer he is today. He plans many new books, audio books and videos in the future. He also started LambsTV.com and built main his website www.ITellWhy.com.



‘I Tell Why’ Series Books by this author:

• WHY I’M EVOLUTION FREE
111 Answers for Darwin Followers

• WHY LIE ABOUT HELL?
40 Good Reasons to Tell the Truth Hell is the 2nd Death, not Eternal Conscious Torment

• WHY JESUS MATTERS NOW
The Life of Christ, King of kings Coming to Save Earth Alive

• WHY NO ONE ‘GOES TO HEAVEN’
God’s Purpose for the Universe and Your True Destiny

• WHY END TIME PROPHECIES MATTER
Surviving WW3’s Unexpected Consequences

• WHY ‘KINGDOM COME’?
Get Ready for the Return & Reign of the Great King on Earth

• WHY I TEST YOUR BIBLE IQ
100 Questions with Answers Straight from the Bible


WHY END TIME PROPHECIES MATTER

SURVIVING WW3’s UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PROLOGUE: WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN IN YOUR FUTURE? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELL US?
CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS?
CHAPTER 2: WHAT HAPPENS AS THINGS WORSEN?
CHAPTER 3: WHO IS ‘THE BEAST’ AND WHAT IS ‘THE MARK OF THE BEAST’? WHAT WILL THE ‘ANTICHRIST’ DO?
CHAPTER 4: WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF NUCLEAR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
CHAPTER 5: THE RETURN OF CHRIST AND THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS: THE REFRESHING AND RESTORATION OF PLANET EARTH
EPILOGUE: HOW TO SURVIVE THE END TIMES BY PREPARING NOW AND HOW TO STAY HOPEFUL FOR THE RESCUE AND RESTORATION




PROLOGUE: WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN IN YOUR FUTURE? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELL US?


The Unexpected Consequences of a Nuclear-Armed Middle East, Oil and All-out Jihad is a huge Unquenchable Fire that will Kill Millions…

This is NOT about becoming a ‘Dooms Day Prepper’. We are about to embark into an abyss of trouble the world has never seen the equal of before. Everyone needs to know this. Armageddon is at our door. Its consequences WILL affect you and your loved ones.

They are going to nuke the oil fields of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the surrounding countries. ‘Prepare to meet your God!’

‘Woah! Wait, wait, wait! Heavy alert! Surely he’s overstating his case. This will never happen. Even if it did, it would not affect us here in the United States.’

This is typical of the reaction I get almost every time I preach this message. How I wish it could be different. But I have it on top authority… this is going to happen. It has the potential to kill every living thing on Earth! It is no joke. It’s high time we got ready for it, for the time grows shorter by the day.

We can see it coming, though few are brave enough to look at it. I dare you. Just take a look at Mid-east news. The whole thing is unfolding like a map. The future is upon us. Islam and its enemies are going to duke it out. (I should say ‘nuke’ it out.)

War over there will escalate until they nuke the oil fields and when that happens, the resulting fire will be so large and so hot and so intense it will burn at millions of degrees. There will be no quenching this one. No group of armies will be able to get within ten miles of it to put it out. They would quickly die, scorched and literally cooked in the molten sands.

The devaluing of the dollar and the euro, the socialization of governments, the globalization of markets, skyrocketing inflation, trillion dollar deficits, wage freezes, layoffs, radical Islam, jihad, dependence on mid-east oil imports, wars around the world on more than 40 fronts, threats from Korea and other renegade regimes, earthquakes, weather upsets, drought, tsunamis and other natural disasters, and the tensions between Israel and its neighbors… how will it all dramatically impact you, your loved ones and your future?

Are we ignoring the really big issue of mid-east oil, trouble with Islam and the very real probability, no inevitability, of the oil getting nuked in ww3? What would happen when that occurs? How will it affect the United States and the rest of our planet? Can anyone survive such a MEGA-DISASTER? If so, how?

What is the worst thing on Earth I can imagine happening? An ELE. What is an ELE? It is an Extinction Level Event. That would be the annihilation of all flesh on Earth, including you and me. The thing is that it is not imaginary. This happens to be where we are headed. It is not just scare tactics.

Many TV preachers, Prophecy Teachers and Fiction Writers claim they are sure they know how the world will ‘end’. But is what they teach really biblical? Will the world really ‘end’? Will all life on Earth cease to exist? (No. Not according to the Bible, when fully understood.) How can you really know for sure? Can we trust others to do our thinking for us? Are we incapable of researching this for ourselves?

Some say Planet X will smack into the Earth, causing the resulting tsunami to wipe out all life. Others claim it will be WW3. There are at least 15 different ways our world could ‘end’. The Seventh-Day Adventists have a DVD out that shows the Earth turns molten without any life on it at all for 1000 years. But, no, actually the Earth will not end at all, according to the Bible, but what about life on it? Many are not willing to think that deeply about it. What about you?

This is NOT for sissies. None of the doomsday prognosticators got it right. But you CAN. If you are bold and brave, read this whole message because in the real end, it will be alright. There is still hope and I have good reason to believe all of it. I will show you my proofs… straight out of the Holy Bible.

I will guarantee three things will happen once you grasp this material. One: You will never be the same. Two: It may scare you deeply. And Three: It will put you to work warning others. So, clip in. Buckle up. We’re going for a ride you will never forget.

It’s going to get ugly first, then beautiful. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you want to stop right here I won’t blame you. It’s smart to be scared of things that can kill you or harm your family. I want to forewarn you so you can at least know what lies just ahead and be ready for it. The danger to you and everyone else is in not being prepared for what is certain to come and very soon.

If you are not afraid yet, you will be. We all should be. You soon will be able to see the truths and the reality of the situation. If you are suicidal, under psychiatric care or tend to worry a lot, stop now. It’s that scary. Don’t go any further. This message is frightening and only for the brave and the strong. Don’t shoot me; I did not make it up; I’m only the messenger.

This message is straight from the lips of none other than Jesus. Get mad at him if you dare. If you don’t believe him, you soon will, whether you read on or not. He will be the LAST GOD STANDING. We all will reckon with him one day, like it or not. We all may as well start now, if you ask me.

Anyone can see we are living in PERILOUS times, but it seems nobody is talking about the real, BIG issues. OIL + NUKES. Nuclear weapons have no business in any area where the oil is!

Visualize OPEC countries full of angry, lawless renegades in charge of the oil, coupled with the concept of them possessing and controlling nuclear weapons. NOTHING COULD BE MORE POTENTIALLY LETHAL TO HUMANITY!

So here goes the big shocker: They’re going to nuke the oil fields in Iraq and surrounding OPEC countries according to the Bible! This should come as a big shock. No one is talking about this. Why not?! It will definitely rock your world and you can easily see why.

This is no small matter. Nukes plus a bottomless pit of Oil equals an unquenchable fire of biblical proportions. This is an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT that most, if not all, Prophecy Teachers missed! They are not even so much as mentioning it, but it is very clear, as you will see, in the pages of our Holy Bible. That is also shocking, that the big name preachers overlooked this rather obvious and cataclysmic blunder.

We all need to know about this. It could save your life and that of your friends and loved ones. The scary, negative ‘prophecies’ about the End of the World are easily found these days; just go to YouTube ® and search ‘prophecy’ or ‘end of the world’, but not one of them addresses this.

Why not? Perhaps they know about this but are afraid to talk about it. Many just don’t want to think that deeply. But doing so could save your life and that of your family.

There are dozens of slightly different scenarios about how and when the world will ‘end’: All-out nuclear war; Meteors smacking into California; Giant tsunamis, hurricanes, hail, you name it. No one really likes to think about it, but, given the increasing bombardment of terrorism, natural and man-made disasters, we have no choice but to think about it. This is the world we all live in. It’s a dangerous place and it will get worse before it gets better.

What are we going to do about all the trouble in the world? Wars, hostilities, famines, uprisings, massive protests, terrorism, you name it… our world is getting progressively worse. Will there be a good outcome? Will there ever be lasting peace?

We used to ask: ‘Will our children fare better than we did?’ Now we ask: ‘Will our children survive to bring into the world another generation?’ How can we as parents build a more safe and secure future for our kids? Can we bring lasting peace while turmoil and trouble is skyrocketing?

Can we know for sure what the future holds? Is there a source of knowledge of the future that can accurately give us a true picture? Is that picture good or bad?

Why not research the Bible to see if it might contain a good outcome to all the world’s problems? Some believe it is the word of God and that it accurately foretells our future. I’m one of them.

Be brave. Let the Bible train you and you will see there is indeed a good outcome for you and me. In fact, it’s better than anything we have observed so far in human history! The world will go through an unprecedented time of trouble, yes, but we have a Rescuer that will come, take charge and change everything for the better. His name is Jesus. He will show us the way to the astonishing future he has painstakingly crafted and arranged for all of us. Time is short.

The information you are about to receive may frighten you. It is not for small children or the faint of heart. Especially in the beginning, but in the end it will amaze you at the good outcome of all this.

Because we do have a Rescuer, who can and will be powerful enough to save us from ourselves, we have a bright future to look forward to with great hope and anticipation. His Kingdom shall be glorious. All people in every nation shall look to him as their King. The Earth will become full of the knowledge of him.

His world-ruling government will fix all the problems. His Kingdom will change the whole Earth into a wonderful paradise, even after Armageddon. We will not go extinct. We will be saved alive. That is why Jesus will become the Savior of the world.




CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS?



WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELL US? INTRODUCTION TO THE END TIMES…

Sabotage. Revenge. Retaliation. Sour grapes. Greed. World War 3. Accidental detonation of nuclear devices…

It won’t really matter how it happens, but only whether and when it happens. How soon will this occur? What? The Middle East OPEC Oil fields will get nuked. I will show you the proof. We will talk about what happens when this horrific event occurs. This is not for children or the faint of heart. It’s been right there in our Bibles all this time hidden in plain sight. It’s time we all get prepared by staying close to our only Rescuer.

What you believe matters. But let’s say you don’t believe the Bible is the ‘word of God’. I’m asking you to lay that aside for the time being. Let’s say that the Bible is the Word of God. As such, it is the only accurate source of truth and knowledge about the future events that will affect you regardless of what you ‘believe’.

We’ll take it one step at a time to get an accurate picture of your future. We’ll explore what you can do about it all, starting today. But let me warn you. As I’ve said before, understanding this material will do 3 things:

1. It will change your life forever.
2. It may scare you.
3. It will put you to work warning others and preparing your family.

Be brave enough to die FOR something, not just OF something. Christians today are SOFT. It is time to transform from ‘Teddy Bear’ Christians to ‘Grizzly Bear’ Christians, ready to FIGHT with Jesus as the Great KING! We have a job to do…






1-1. MANY SHALL RUN TO AND FRO, AND KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED

Daniel 12:4 But you O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased.

Comment:
Cars enable us to ‘run’ to and fro. Computers, TV’s, Cell Phones, iPads, iPods, touch-screen technology are all signs of these times. What’s next?

It’s also worthy to note that even though knowledge will increase, men would reject the knowledge of the One True God. Nobody seems to want God anymore. We elect leaders who mock him. Prayer is forbidden in school. God’s name is not to be mentioned in public settings. Then we wonder why we are losing our freedoms. We are losing them because they were given by the very God we are rejecting.

Proverbs 1:22-33: 22 ‘How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23 Turn yourself at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 but you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29 for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso listens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.’

Again in Romans 1:28-32: ‘And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.’

Here’s a video worth sharing: YouTube® Shortcut or Keyword: Daniel 12:4 Hal Lindsey



1-2. EVIL MEN SHALL WAX WORSE AND WORSE

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Jeremiah 16:10 And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall say unto you, ‘Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?’

11 Then shall you say unto them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken me, says the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;

12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favor.’




Comment:
Just take a look at the news today. Which is the latest country to fall into the great abyss of chaos? And you will easily see, hear and feel the fulfillment of this prophecy.

We are beginning to serve other gods which our forefathers did not serve. The ones who built this country through great struggle and hardship with the help of their God, have been forgotten and we are even rewriting history to be sure to exclude God. Yet, when some disaster strikes, we ask ‘Where was God?’ What hypocrisy!

We only want God around when we want something from him. It’s like God is a ‘Santa Claus’ or a ‘Genie’, giving us candy and toys, but we do not want to obey or trust him anymore. We indeed are waxing worse and worse. What we need to do individually and nationally is return to God.

YouTube® Videos worth watching:
Shortcut or Keyword: 2 Timothy 3:13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_0CbY_ab3g
YouTube® Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCozmikTruth



1-3. MANY WILL COME IN THE NAME OF CHRIST TO DECEIVE MANY


Matthew 24:5 ‘For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.’

Comment:
Even preachers can deceive in the name of Jesus?! Yep. That’s why the church in general is losing its youth. They can see through the errors and they are too smart to accept them any longer. They want proof, but though by now we should be well able to give it to them, we are too un-schooled or scared to teach the truth, fearing it would knock off the oldsters who pay their salaries. But they will only accept truth, so when they get sick of not hearing it, they walk away.

We, as a society, are casting off restraint and discipline. This includes the discipline of the Christian faith. Instead, we should be casting off works of darkness. Notice what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 13:11 ‘And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.


YouTube® Videos worth watching:
YouTube® Shortcut or Keyword: Matthew 24:5 End Time Signs



1-4. THERE WILL BE WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS

Matthew 24:6 ‘And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.’

And Mark 13:7 ‘And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.’

Comment:
Commotions like the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia and many other hot spots are growing almost daily in number. What is happening? Why all this trouble? Is Islam really a ‘religion of peace’? Doesn’t radical Islam seem to be the ones stirring up all the troubles in the world? What does the Bible say about this?

My conclusions do not matter, but just look around and form your own. Islam is no ‘religion of peace’. It is a cult of rage. Anger, hatred, violence and murder are what they do in the name of their religion. They do not care about bribes and one cannot ransom his life if they decide they want you dead.

They are only interested in power. The men want to hold control over their women and children. They now have the right under the Quran to kill their wives if they step out of line. They are taught in the Quran that it is OK to lie if it advances Islam. My question to them is ‘How can you trust in a god that lies?’ What if this god is lying to me?

Satan is the father of lies, so whom are the Muslims following? The god of lies, that’s who. No thanks! None of it for me!

Jesus said here that we who trust him that we should not be troubled by these ‘wars and rumors’ for this is not the end but the beginning. But we should stay alert to these things and do not trust Muslims. One Iranian told me that even their own people can’t and don’t trust each other! Trust in the only One who can be trusted: Jesus.


1-5. THIS IS HOW JEREMIAH THE PROPHET PUT IT:
Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
4 In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, ‘We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, says the LORD.
11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of mine heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all you that bend the bow shoot at her spare no arrows: for she has sinned against the LORD.
15 Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she has done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn everyone to his people, and they shall flee everyone to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.
18 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
20 In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, says the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded you.
22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Comment: The ‘HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH’, in my view, is radical Islam. Who else is causing as much trouble in almost every country? The Muslim people as a whole want peace but they do not know how to achieve it.

They want world domination under Islam and Sharia law. But they will never achieve this, though they may come close in many countries. They cannot even stay at peace with fellow Muslims, let alone the rest of the world.

In my view, they cannot win in the end because God himself will shut them down completely and for all time to come. He will do this with ALL religions. Here’s why I believe this: Jeremiah 10: 11 ‘Thus shall you say unto them, ‘The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.’

Allah is imaginary. This god is man-made and not alive or real. It is just the biggest Satanic cult in the world. It is full of hatred, violence, anger and lust for power. In the Quran, it is OK to lie and deceive, as long as it advances Islam. How could anyone trust a god that would lie to them? This cannot succeed. Its days are numbered and will soon come to a bitter end, thank God.


YouTube® Videos worth watching:
YouTube® Shortcut or Keyword: Matthew 24:6; Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Famines, Wars and Rumors of Wars
YouTube® Shortcut or Keyword: (DarrellMyatt1963 *****)


1-6. NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM AND THERE SHALL BE FAMINES, PESTILENCES AND EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES

Matthew 24:7a ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. ’

And Mark 13:8 ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.’

And Luke 21:10-11 ‘Then he said unto them, Nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: and great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Ezekiel 38:14-23 ‘14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwell safely, shall you not know it?
15 And you shall come from thy place out of the north parts, you, and many people with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And you shall come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus says the Lord GOD; Art you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring you against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord GOD: that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
John the Baptist spoke of this as Luke 3 explains:
Luke 3:4- 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’

John was quoting Isaiah 40:4- ‘4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD have spoken it.’

Haggai 2:6 ‘For thus says the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.’

Comment: Lest you might think that these major quakes are merely local, re-read this last set of verses. These are not local if ‘all nations’ are shaken. These are not small local events if the heavens, the Earth and the sea and the dry land are all involved. This means you and me and everybody.

It seems to me that most prophecy buffs do not realize the magnitude of these events. We’re talking about a worldwide earthquake that may last for months. Every wall shall fall. This is to say the least, an extinction-level event.

No one shall be able to remain standing in conditions like this. We cannot run if we cannot stand up. There will be no getting away. Our soft bodies will be pummeled to death in this great quake. Yet ALL PEOPLE shall see the Salvation of God.

He can resurrect them as he promised or he can take them out of harm’s way and keep them alive. It may all depend on our attitudes. That is worth thinking over.

Imagine every mountain, pinnacle and building will be turned into a pile of rubble. These are all major occurrences and are bound to eventually affect everyone on Earth.

Notice particularly what God says in verse 20. The fish, the birds, the animals and ALL MEN shall shake at my presence, the mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall and EVERY WALL SHALL FALL to the ground!

Is there no place of safety to which we can go to get away from this worldwide quake? No. The ONLY place of safety is by the side of Jesus himself at his return, if you ask me. This seems to match well other scriptures about this great earthquake.

One thing that I also want to mention here is the so-called ‘heavenly signs’. I believe Jesus is referring to something much different than what most prophecy teachers say. He’s not talking about planets lining up, solar eclipses, or great meteor falling on us. He’s talking about the consequences we are not expecting as a result of world war, namely the end of WEATHER. More of that later…

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1-7. CHRISTIANS WILL BE BETRAYED INTO THE HANDS OF SINNERS AND KILLED FOR THE NAME OF JESUS

Luke 21:16 ‘And you shall be betrayed both by parents and brothers, kinsfolk and friends; and some of you shall be put to death.’

John 16:2 ‘They shall put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.’

Comment: Christians are being persecuted and beheaded by Muslims on an ever increasing basis. This is the Devils work. He knows he has but a short time so we can expect troubles to get worse not better.

Many Christians and Jews will lose their lives in the coming years as a result. May God help us. Stay close to him. He is our only real security.

But it is not just our enemies killing us that we have to worry about; it is our friends and relatives. Under the pressures that may very well come in the not too distant future, they may turn on us as well. We should all be wary and careful what we say to these people too.

For some of us more outspoken people, this is going to become increasingly more difficult.

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1-8. CHRISTIANS AND JEWS WILL BE HATED BY ALL NATIONS BECAUSE OF JESUS

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 24:6 ‘Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.’

Comment: First we are betrayed, then hated and then delivered up for slaughter. Does it ‘pay’ to be counted as a ‘Christian’? That depends on what your definition of ‘pay’ is. If it is the ‘Health Wealth’ and good times, you are after, then I’d say No. But we are talking about eternal, that is, permanent rewards. All that we do for Jesus will be honored by God.

Here’s what Jesus himself said about this:
John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
Comment: This is the honor worth seeking. May God make us ready, able and willing, that we might be among the called, chosen and faithful. Let us be faithful even unto death, that we may attain to the tree of life.
As it is written in Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.
Suffering is difficult; every one of us knows that. But suffering is necessary. Why? It is because like nothing else, suffering can make us like God in character. To be clear, compassion, mercy, faith through trials, love and kindness can best be learned through suffering. Many hate suffering and actually resent God for allowing it. But again, it is necessary for our development, hard as it is.
I have often thought that there are three basic motivators: 1 reward, 2 fear and 3 desire. We do things because best when we do them not out of fear and not out of hope of reward, but because it is what we want to do. This to me is how to be faithful, even to the death. Fear and reward are not strong enough motivators. May God help all of us apply these things.

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1-9. MANY WILL BE OFFENDED AND BETRAY ONE ANOTHER AND HATE ONE ANOTHER

Matthew 24:6 ‘And then shall many be offended and shall betray on another and shall hate one another.’

Comment: It’s not enough to be hated and betrayed by others; now it seems we will be betrayed and hated by fellow Christians, too. It is way too easy these days to get offended and leave fellowship. Some people church-hop constantly. Others stay, but stay angry. Many just quit church attendance altogether due to some real or imagined offense.

But notice what the Apostle Paul taught the Galatians:
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.

2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden.

6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teaches in all good things.

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.

8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

This is the duty we have as Christ followers. May we be ready by doing these things to our fellow workers for him.

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1-10. MANY FALSE PROPHETS SHALL ARISE AND DECEIVE MANY

Matthew 24:11 ‘And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.’
Jeremiah 5:12 They have belied the LORD, and said, ‘It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine’:
13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
14 Wherefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, ‘Because you speak this word, behold, I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, says the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you know not, neither understand what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.
17 And they shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat: they shall eat up your flocks and your herds: they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees: they shall impoverish your fenced cities, wherein you trusted, with the sword.
18 Nevertheless in those days, says the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.
19 And it shall come to pass, when you shall say, Why does the LORD our God do all these things unto us? Then shall you answer them, ‘Like as you have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
21 ‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
22 Don’t you fear me? says the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
23 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God that gives rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserves unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good things from you.
26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
29 ‘Shall I not visit for these things?’ says the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
30 A wonderful (strange) and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end thereof?


Comment: Here God calls it a horrible thing that the prophets (teachers and preachers in our time) teach falsehoods as though they are true. They ‘bear rule’ by making money at it; that is they keep themselves alive financially by teaching lies and falsehoods.
What makes it worse is that the people ‘under’ them love it that way. It is like they are in cahoots, each scratching the other’s back. So in our churches, pastors teach falsehoods to keep the people happy and the people keep paying their tithes and offerings to support them. But this is not approved by God.
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CHAPTER 2: WHAT HAPPENS AS THINGS WORSEN?

2-1. BECAUSE OF INIQUITY, THE LOVE OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD


Matthew 24:12 ‘And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;
Comment: People and their attitudes are getting increasingly worse mentally and spiritually. Satan is alive and well. He is busy broadcasting his foul and profane nature. Resist him and he will flee.
It will become increasingly harder and harder to love others as ourselves as things get worse and worse in our society. As Islam rises, freedom diminishes. Its constituents may not know any better, but many of them do and they don’t care because they want the power to control people. People love freedom, not control. May God help us keep our freedom by returning to him.
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2-2. ONLY THOSE WHO ENDURE TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED (ALIVE?)


Matthew 24:13 ‘But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

5 But watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Comment: It is indeed time to get serious about our faith or trust in Jesus. Times are going to get very ugly and more difficult. The time is here when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Why?

It is because they have turned aside to fables and fantasies, like Video Games, Movies and TV. They will not hear truth. They don’t want to see what’s ahead. But it is only he that shall endure to the end that shall be saved. May we all remember this and take heed.

Revelation 2:25 But that which you have already, hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

Comment: Here we are all instructed to hold on to the truths we already have. We are encouraged to overcome our own selfishness and keep his works intact until the end. The reward for this is permanent life with great things to do for all time to come, IN HIS KINGDOM!

There he will have power over the nations. It is a matter of rulership under Christ Jesus who is now KING of Kings and LORD of lords. We will all become sub kings and lords under him. There could never be a better or greater employer. Jesus’ reign will be loving, kind and benevolent, but firm, swift and sure against rebellion. He simply will not put up with it.

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2-3. THE GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING SHALL BE PROCLAIMED AROUND THE WORLD AS A WITNESS

Matthew 24:13 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Comment: What exactly IS the gospel anyway? Evangelicals will tell me it is the fact that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. While that is good news (gospel means good news), is that all there is to it or is there more?

I’m here to say there IS more. It is the good news that we do have a Savior, but just what are we being saved from? The answer is not just personal, but collective. Jesus is not called the ‘Savior of the world for nothing. He will come and quite literally SAVE THE WORLD from extinction. That is, rescue the whole Earth from the destruction and devastation that we ourselves are bringing on it by nuking the oil fields of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the region.

Jesus is our Creator. He owns Planet Earth and everything in it including you and me. Thanks to him and because of him, we will win life in the end. This good news must be spread around the world, that is, into all nations. Now we have a job to do. It is to tell all we can that destruction is coming, but so is our rescue out of it because he is coming to our rescue.

This does not mean we are going to get ‘raptured out of here’ at this time and then the whole world will burn. It means that a remnant of people will survive the coming cataclysm and repopulate the Earth after its near complete extinction. Remember Noah’s flood. Only he and the eight that were with him in the ark were saved alive. And that is because he was righteous. Let that be a lesson for us all!


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2-4. AN ALLIANCE OF TEN NATIONS OR REGIONS OF THE ‘NORTH’ AND TEN NATIONS OR REGIONS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER OF MEDITERRANEAN STATES WILL FORM AND LAST ONLY A FEW YEARS

Daniel 11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement, but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.

Comment: If you want a very specific, play-by-play exposition of the events leading up to this cataclysmic oil debacle in the Middle East, just read Daniel 11. Even more details can be found in the last four chapters of the book of Jeremiah. Here through the prophet Jeremiah, God shows us the after affects of this devastating event. I will cover mush of this in the next few pages.

Revelation 18:3-4 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.’

3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Revelation 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all your wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Comment: Many seem to have assumed this is speaking of Europe. But Europe is not a buyer of these items, but the seller. It is Babylon who has no resources other than oil. So it has to import everything. That’s perhaps why there will be such a strong bond between the northern countries of Euro-Russia and the southern Muslim nations of North Africa and the Middle East.

Babylon is Iraq and the areas once under the rulership of Nebuchadnezzar, the first world ruler. Iraq or Babylon must import every good it can get and pay for it all with its oil revenues. But now, Babylon cannot buy anything for she is utterly ruined and burned. It is the merchants of the Earth who weep because Babylon can no longer buy or sell anything.


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2-5. BABYLON, IRAQ WILL PROBABLY BECOME THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE OPEC. TOGETHER THEY WILL UNITE INTO A UNION THAT WILL BECOME THE WORLD’S #1 EXPORTER OF OIL, BUT IT WILL SOON FALL, NEVER TO RISE AGAIN

Jeremiah 51:1-64 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
2 And will send unto Babylon fanners that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifts himself up in his brigandine: and spare you not her young men; destroy utterly all her host.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
5 For Israel has not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her recompense.
7 Babylon has been a golden cup in the LORD's hand that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reached unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
10 The LORD has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD has both devised and done that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.
13 O you that dwell upon many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.
14 The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, ‘Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heaven by his understanding.’
16 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: he makes lightning with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.
20 You are my battle axe and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
21 And with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
23 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says the LORD.
25 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, says the LORD, which destroyed all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain.
26 And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate forever, says the LORD.
27 Set you up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillars.
28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might has failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.

Comment: The ‘mighty’ fighting men shall be weak and fearful as women when this gargantuan inferno begins in Babylon. No wonder their might fails!

31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
32 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
33 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
34 Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon, he has filled his belly with my delicates, he has cast me out.
35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
36 Therefore thus says the LORD; Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

Comment: What happens when fire meets water? Hissing. What happens when unique cataclysmic and tragic events are seen? Astonishment. What happens when major cities get turned into heaps of rubble? There are no inhabitants.

38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.
39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the LORD.
Comment: This verse, among many others, proves that an ever-burning hell fire where sinners go to ‘spend eternity’ is imaginary. This is God, the LORD, speaking and he says it plain enough. ‘…they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not awake…’
These Muslims are going to die the death and not be resurrected to life ever again. They are done; dead and will be remembered no more, except as contemptible and as a reproach to all mankind forever. Don’t get mad at me for this. God is the One doing the speaking here, not me. Listen.
40 ‘I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
41 How is Sheshach taken! And how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! How Babylon is become an astonishment among the nations!
42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.’

Comment: How could prophecy teachers have missed this for so long? When Babylon is destroyed in the great inferno of oil fire, the sands surrounding the abyss will be so hot they will melt into molten glass.
The abyss will grow wider by the day until it reaches the Persian Gulf in Kuwait, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Once it reaches the Gulf, the adjacent side of the abyss will cave into the abyss. The water will rush in like a flood, putting the fire out while covering what was Iraq or Babylon (the whole area) with seawater.

43 ‘Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwells; neither does any son of man pass thereby.
44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
45 My people, go you out of the midst of her, and deliver you every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
46 And lest your heart faint, and you fear for the rumor that shall be heard in the land; a rumor shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumor, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, says the LORD.
49 As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
51 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD's house.
52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, says the LORD.
54 A sound of a cry comes from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
55 Because the LORD has spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.
57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
58 Thus says the LORD of hosts; the broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.’
Comment: Her once mighty empire, her world domination because of her oil and her wealth will be ruined. Its people will be dead and its broad boundaries broken into nothing. Her cities, government offices and palaces all burnt. All the people of all the nations brave enough to try to extinguish this Texas-sized inferno ‘shall labor in vain and be weary because of the fire. Many will die.
‘59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.
60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, and shall see, and shall read all these words;
62 Then shall you say, ‘O LORD, you have spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate forever.’
63 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:
64 And you shall say, ‘Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary.’ Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

Comment: Iraq has been called the world's second largest holder of proven oil reserves. But according to oil industry experts (See footnote below: article ‘Where is the oil?’ at the Brookings Institute website), new exploration will indicate Iraq's reserves to number an estimated 300+ billion barrels of high-grade crude, extraordinarily cheap to produce because it is under pressure, near the surface or even above ground naturally.
If this proves true, Iraq could soon become the world’s largest exporter of crude oil, out producing Saudi Arabia.
Iraq's political future is still very much in flux, but I predict there is coming soon a strong leader that will stun the world by becoming the head of OPEC and the wealthiest man on the planet because of the vast oil wealth.


Here are some facts that are self-evident. First, Iraq has enormous oil reserves and the world’s cheapest production costs. The oil there is near the surface and under pressure. Be careful where you walk and where you drill!

Second, Iraq until recently has be the least explored of all OPEC countries. In the last ten years, oil exploration technology has greatly improved, such as seismological surveys, magnetometers, and sniffers for locating the oil.

Additionally, many Iraqi oil fields have not been explored down to the deepest layers of the ground, because of the lack of necessity to go down further that necessary to get a gusher. Why pay to find deeper oil exploration, when it’s right there at hand near the surface?

But as time will show, a vast underground ‘ocean’ of oil lies buried only a few feet below the surface. As of the date of this writing, there are more than 500 prospective drilling sites in Iraq today, but just over 100 of them have actually been drilled. Iraq is a veritable gold mine waiting to emerge.

If this is true, it would mean that Iraq has roughly one quarter of all of the world's oil. These oil assessments have been repeatedly cited in many news articles because they raise the prospect that America's energy security could significantly improve if Iraq were able to challenge Saudi Arabia's position as the world's preeminent oil producer and America had some control over Iraq.
Understand that America has plenty of its own oil, in Alaska especially, but is reluctant to release it to the public until the price reaches over $150 a barrel. It is still cheaper and more profitable for oil companies to import it. Follow the money trail and you will find the truth.
Footnote: For more in depth info about the location of the world’s oil and quantities, access the Brookings Institute website (www.brookings.edu) and search ‘Where is the oil?’


2-6. THERE WILL BE A NEW JEWISH TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM AND ON A WING OF THE TEMPLE AN ABOMINATION THAT CAUSES DESOLATION

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Comment: The Jews have everything in place to service the new temple in Jerusalem. Temple articles made of pure gold, the Davidic-lineage priesthood, the Sanhedrin, lavers, wick trimmers, bowls, utensils, etc. What they do not have is the temple.

To build a Jewish temple today on the ‘Temple Mount’ would mean the removal of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This would be unthinkable and intolerable to the Muslims who presently occupy that space. Yet, there must be one built, though against the odds, so that God’s words will be fulfilled. Wait and watch. It WILL happen.

This ‘overspreading’ of abominations is a Hebrew word used only once in the entire Bible. What could overspread more than nuclear bombs over the oil fields causing the great inferno and its smoke which will black out Earths’ sunlight and moonlight? Talk about abominations… this will be the Mother of all Abominations!

When the Jews complete the Temple and begin to use it in worship, the Muslim community around the world will be enraged as we have never seen before. Al Qaeda, Hamas and the other Islamic factions will likely band together for a while against Israel, until Armageddon breaks out. WW3 is coming soon on its heels.
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2-7. ARMIES OF MANY NATIONS WILL SURROUND ISRAEL IN ORDER TO DESTROY IT; WEALTH HOARDED

Zechariah 14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Comment: The Beast and the False Prophet, in my view, are not individuals but genres. Contrary to what many prophecy teachers are saying, I believe the Beast is the governmental structures on which societies are built. Especially, take the example of Islam. It is not just a religion, but a system. It rules over Muslims under Sharia Law. Sharia law is loosely based on the Quran. It governs everything in Islamic custom including morals, religious practice, crime, politics, economics, marital practices, prayer, hygiene and even diet.

In my view, all governments of the Earth, that is, of man, are corrupt, being under the whim and sway of the Adversary, the devil. They cannot be trusted to do the right thing. They do not really care about the people under them. They care about themselves, retaining their power, wealth and prestige. They are not led by the Spirit of God, so they have their own selves as their primary authority; a poor excuse for authority, if you ask me.
God’s government will be quite different. No politics allowed. No corruption allowed. Its governors will be permanent and cannot be hurt or killed. They will never leave office. There rule will be absolute and final in all decisions. But rest assured they will be benevolent and beneficial in every way due the very nature of God.
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2-8. JEWS AND CHRISTIANS WILL FLEE JERUSALEM AT GREAT PERIL TO LIFE AND LIMB AS WAR ESCALATES


Matthew 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:

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

Comment: Many have puzzled over this ‘abomination of desolation’. My take is that when the Jews rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount it will enrage the Muslims to the point of all out Jihad. They will do something to desecrate the temple and the beginning of World War Three will ensue.

Here’s what the prophet Daniel wrote in chapter 9:26-27:

26 ‘And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with(like?) a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.’

Imagine this scenario: The Pope brokers a cease-fire agreement between Christians, Muslims and Jews over the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock is torn down and a new Temple for the Jews in built on the spot. In return, the Jews give up some land to the ‘Palestinians’ and build them a new Mosque or relocate the old one.

Then, some renegade faction of the Muslims breaks through the Temple guards killing them. They then take over the new Temple and force the shutdown of Jewish sacrifices. Then they desecrate the Temple by mock-offering an unclean animal on the new altar. This infuriates the Jews who use a neutron bomb inside the new Temple to kill the Muslims who did this, while leaving the building intact.

This action enrages the Muslims who close off the Strait of Hormuz and mine its waters, preventing passage of any vessel. This shuts down the transmission of much of the world’s oil supply. The economies of the world depend on this strait staying open so they can get their oil. Something has to be done. World War Three soon follows.
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2-9. DAMASCUS, SYRIA WILL BE DESTROYED, POSSIBLY BY NUKES AND LEFT A HEAP OF RUBBLE


Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Jeremiah 49:23-27 23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turns herself to flee, and fear has seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.

25 How is the city of praise not left (standing as*), the city of my joy!

26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, says the LORD of hosts.

27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.
*{interpretation mine}
Comment: As of the day of this writing, Damascus is still a city, but it is being eaten away by the Muslim Brotherhood and other warring factions. Eventually it will be completely demolished as a city. It will become a heap of ruins. It was one of the only ancient cities left undestroyed. It is a sad story. Just watch the news of her demise. It will make you cry, if you are like me.
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2-10. THE WORLD WILL UNITE TO SURROUND AND DESTROY ISRAEL

Luke 21:22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days, for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Comment: We can believe every word of God. We can believe every word of Jesus. Jesus said here that Jerusalem would be trodden down of the Gentiles for a time... the times of the Gentiles. They will occupy Jerusalem for this time and it will be a time of great trouble.

Islam is called the ‘hammer of the whole Earth’. This is found in Jeremiah 50:22-23:
22 ‘A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.

23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!’


Comment: In my view, Islam is this ‘hammer’. They will pound (destroy) in every nation before it’s over with. Jesus will put a final end to this. In fact all world religions will come to their final end at his return.


As it is written in Jeremiah 10:10 ‘But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

11 Thus shall you say unto them, ‘The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.’
12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
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CHAPTER 3: WHO IS ‘THE BEAST’ AND WHAT IS ‘THE MARK OF THE BEAST’? WHAT WILL THE ‘ANTICHRIST’ DO?
WHAT HAPPENS TO ISRAEL AND SURROUNDING OPEC COUNTRIES?
WILL IT ALL LEAD TO WW3?


3-1. JERUSALEM WILL BE DESTROYED AND LEFT DESOLATE


Luke 21:20 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near.
Isaiah 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, everyone by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, ‘You have clothing, be you our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
10 Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.
13 The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.
14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for you have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? (Says the Lord GOD of hosts.)
16 Moreover the LORD says, ‘Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will uncover their secret parts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their inward parts, and their round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher (cumber bund?) a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.’

Comment: God is the Author and finisher who will put an end to Islam and all world religions forever. God is fair. He will also punish his own people Israel for stubbornly rebelling against him. Today about 50% of the people of Israel are not practicing Judaism. They do not care about their heritage nor its religion. There is coming a day when Jesus straightens out what is crooked and makes the rough ways smooth. But everyone God loves is chastened by him.

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3-2. WORLD WAR THREE WILL RESULT WITH RUSSIA, CHINA, EUROPE, THE UAR AND THE USA ALL PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD’S GREATEST CATASTROPHY OF ALL TIME…

Matthew 24:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Comment: This appears to be Jesus foretelling WW3. As always, his words are loaded with meaning and significance. Earthquakes are now on the rise around the entire globe. When they occur under the oceans, tsunamis occur. Famines and troubles rise too, but these are but the beginning of sorrows.

This is reiterated by Mark’s gospel in Chapter 13:8. Some, if not all, of these troubles are man-made. Earthquakes may be caused by underground nuclear tests going on in Russia and China and other places. Famines are cause when warlord governments keep back food aid to control the masses and keep them weak.

Troubles can refer to psychopathic angry religions, foisting their oppression around the world. Anger and rage are the only rules with these people. They do not care for silver or gold. They want to kill Christians, Jews and others who will never convert to their pagan lies.

Tradition is not a value. Neither are any religions, if you ask me. They are all vain man-made attempts to reach God, all the while ignoring the fact of God reaching down to us through his only Son, Jesus.

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3-3. NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL BE USED ON THE OIL FIELDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PARTICULARLY IRAQ, RESULTING IN A HUGE FIRE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS THAT CANNOT BE EXTINGUISHED!

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Comment: As I mentioned in the last chapter, this word ‘overspreading’ is only found once in the entire Bible. It’s taken from the Hebrew word ‘kanaph’, which according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance means properly, to project laterally, i.e. probably (reflexive) to withdraw:--be removed.

To me, this could be describing nothing else but a bomb that spreads its destructive power in all directions until everything in its path is destroyed. This seems to fit the context as well.

Revelation 9:1-2 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Comment: Just unpack this a bit and you can easily see why this will turn into the world’s most tragic cataclysm. The oil in Iraq is less than 100 feet down in many areas. It is under pressure and even bleeding up out of the ground and forming ‘tar pits’ that have been there for thousands of years. The nukes blow the sands away and set the natural gas and oil on fire in the blasts, forming a lake of fire perhaps bigger than the size of Texas! What happens now? Nothing good!
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3-4. THE RESULTING MASSIVE RADIO-ACTIVE OIL FIRE WILL PROVE UNQUENCHABLE, CATASTROPHIC AND LETHAL TO BILLIONS


Luke 3:17 (Also Matthew 3:12) ‘Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.’

Comment: Imagine if you will a crater the size of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined, only instead of being filled with water, it’s filled with oil!

The oil is coming up under pressure from the center of the earth where it is made from the combining of the Earth’s gaseous superhot core of Methane Gas, Hydrogen Gases from underground water courses and Carbon from layers of coal. The tremendous pressures are forcing this gas to the surface through cracks in the Earth’s crust. The gasses mix under the pressure and super heat. This ‘combining’ is done tens of thousands of feet below the crust under very high pressures and extremely hot temperatures. (Just Google abiotic oil).

As I said before and will say again, this oil ‘crater’will be made by several nuclear blasts over the oil fields in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the entire region. These craters left behind by the nukes will erupt into one gargantuan mega-fire. Superheated oil burning at thousands of degrees will turn the sands that contain them into liquid glass. These will then melt and plunge deep into this massive abyss full of burning oil.

This gargantuan fire burns so hot, the sands surrounding it melt and actually fall into it, widening the crater every day. There is no way to extinguish this fire, though many nations use their powerful armies to try, albeit in vain.

Notice Habakkuk 2:12 ‘Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity! 13 Behold is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? 14 For the Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.

And Jeremiah 51:58 ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.’

One question that was given to me recently is ‘How long will such a fire last?’ I can guesstimate it will burn out of control for several years, long enough to kill all life on the planet, unless God intervenes as promised. It may very well burn and grow larger by the day until it burns through Kuwait to the sea.

Then I imagine the sea water will fall into the great abyss and snuff the fire out. But we still have the mufti-faceted trouble of the heat and smoke saturation our air. (See section 4-9 and 4-10.)
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3-5. THE SMOKE FROM THE FIRE WILL DARKEN THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE STARS, GROWING INCREASINGLY DARKER EVERY DAY

This will require several sub-chapters to realize the full extent of the affects of this great inferno and its heat and smoke. Let’s start with the smoke. Why will it matter so much? Where will it go? Won’t the weather dispense with it? Won’t rain cleanse the air of it? What will it do to our sunlight?

These are a few of the many questions I will answer in the next few pages.
Let’s begin with Revelation 9:1-2 ‘And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.’

Comment: Understand these verses and you understand one of the biggest keys to prophecy. To me, this is when the armies participating in WW3, nuke mainly the oil fields of Iraq. By then, the vast underground reserves of oil have become number one in terms of world oil production.

The resulting ‘great furnace’ fire will prove catastrophic to all who dwell on planet earth. The smoke alone will kill billions by starvation due to lack of sunlight. Without sunlight there will be no photosynthesis. Without sunlight there will be no evaporation to form rain clouds. Without rain there is no drinking water. Without rain there will be no crops or grain for man or beast.

One Evangelist who tours the country teaching and promoting his books talked with me in my studio about this fire and smoke. I told him this smoke would engulf the entire planet and turn noon into midnight around the globe. I told him it would destroy Earth’s ability to make rain, that it would kill every living creature in the seas and that it would pollute the air to the point of making it impossible to breathe.

What he said in reply almost made me laugh. It is sort of typical for those who refuse to see. He said ‘Iraq is half a world away. It could not affect us way over here in America!’

So, why would it get way over here? Well, the Earth turns. This fire will probably burn at millions of degrees. This will fuse the molecules of the smoke to the air molecules, causing them to become one. The weather, if it was still around, would not cleanse out the carbon parts. They are one piece. Breathing this toxic concoction will be fatal.

Additionally, it will have some radio-activity, making its toxicity worse and even more lethal. Unfortunately for us all, since it cannot be cleansed out, it will accumulate, making our world darker and darker by the day as the world turns.



3-6. THE AIR WILL BE LETHALLY POLLUTED BY THE RADIO-ACTIVE SMOKE AND BECOME INCREASINGLY TOXIC AND UN-BREATHABLE ON A GLOBAL SCALE

Matthew 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:

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Joel 2:1-3 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is nigh at hand;

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there have not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes and nothing shall escape them.

Joel 2:31-32 30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD have said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Amos 5:18-20 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what end is it for you? The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light, even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of waste and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

17 And I will bring distress upon men that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Acts 2:19-21 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Lift you up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones; I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
6 Howl, for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' Excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 34:1-17 Come near, you nations, to hear; and hearken, you people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he have utterly destroyed them, he have delivered them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD have a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, everyone with her mate.
16 Seek out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it has commanded, and his spirit has gathered them.
17 And he have cast the lot for them, and his hand have divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it forever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
Ezekiel 32:7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. 8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set darkness upon your land, says the Lord GOD.


Comment: I refer you to a most outstanding book produced by Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson titled: ‘GOD’S WAR ON TERRORISM: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible’.

In this thorough and diligent work, you will learn about many things, like what is behind Islam, how they think, their agenda and how it will affect you, a thorough study into who or what is ‘the Beast’ and what the ‘Mark of the Beast’ really is. (See Chapter 3-10)

This book should be required reading for ALL Prophecy teachers, preachers and authors. Most of these prophecy teachers are teaching in error because they do not have the Arab perspective, background and understanding Walid has and shares in his book. You will see many of these Biblical Prophecies in fully by studying this powerful book of truth.

Walid is a former Arab terrorist, PLO member and Muslim Brotherhood member, who was converted to Christ through a challenge from his Christian wife. Now he, like the Apostle Paul, is converted and on a mission to reach the world with the astonishing truths of the Bible.

Pay close attention to his words, for he is an excellent Bible Prophecy teacher. He knows Islam and its potential from firsthand experience. He grew up inside it. He is no longer a liar. Now he speaks the truth you need to hear. Please listen!



3-7. EARTH’S WEATHER WILL BE RUINED RESULTING IN EXTREME DRAUGHT CONDITIONS GLOBALLY AND AS RIVER WATER DRAINS INTO THE OCEANS & MELTING ICECAPS INCREASE WATER LEVELS, ISLANDS FLOOD AWAY, EARTHQUAKES LEVEL MOUNTAINS & CITIES

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Verse 29a 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:

Comment: I will address the hellacious difficulties listed in Matthew 24 in the following pages, but for now, I want to just touch on verse 29a for moment.

Few prophecy teachers tell us about what verse 29 means. In my view, this is because they put little credence in the validity of the so-called ‘Old Testament. That is where these elements of the equation are explained, as we will see.

Just ask why. Why, after the ‘tribulation’, would the sun be darkened and the moon not give its light? My answer is that when WW3 breaks out in the OPEC countries and nukes explode the oil fields into a gargantuan inferno that cannot be put out, the SMOKE will darken the sun and block the moons’ ability to reflect sunlight. More to come…

Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yes, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. 14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Luke 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

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

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

Comment: In my view, these ‘stars’ are the 22,500+ satellites orbiting the Earth as of this writing. Why will they fall? It is because they are held in orbit between the sun’s gravitational pull and that of the Earth, but thousands of course corrections must be made by people on the ground via microwave/radio beams. These fire retro rockets onboard the satellites to make the corrections.

When the smoke blocks these signals, down they will come! Besides, with the Earth quaking, so does its atmosphere and everything flying in it like satellites and airplanes. They all will come crashing down!

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

Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Comment: When the Earth’s icecaps melt away, the melting ice now floating above sea level has to go somewhere. Where will it go? It will flow into the oceans below, raising sea levels and submerging every lower island. Coastal lands and beaches will disappear. Good bye Florida? Will it be so for Cuba, Japan and parts of the British Isles, the Philippines, Hawaii, Indonesia, etc.?

Also, the icecaps melt away will cause the Earth to shake violently because it will be thrown out of balance as it spins. The mountains will break apart and every wall shall fall. The valleys below will be filled with crushed stone! No underground shelter will survive this quake! Your house and mine will be turned into piles of rubble!

Could this be the fulfillment of John the Baptizer’s prophecy found in Luke 3?
As it is written:

Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’

Then in Ezekiel 38:20: ‘So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the Earth, and ALL THE MEN that are upon the face of the Earth shall SHAKE at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall and every wall shall FALL to the ground.’

Comment: Let’s say you are wise enough to construct the perfect underground bunker. You have thought of everything. You have enough food to last more than 10 years stored down there. You have your own 600’ deep water well with both hand and electric pumps, just in case. You have your own sewage and waste disposal treatment or recycling plant, all self-contained within your bunker.

You have a generator and a backup, and plenty of stabilized fuel, enough to run more than ten years continuously. You have plenty of clothes and blankets and other sundries to last. You even have hot water, shortwave radio, a big flat screen TV and an T-1 high speed high resolution Internet connection. Your library is down there in case you get bored. Your fresh air is supplied by a duct into a deep cave where pure air is guaranteed to stay clean, but even if it gets polluted somehow, you have a heavy-load air purification system, similar to the one NASA uses in their space vehicles.

You have medical training and plenty of medicine, bandages and ointments of all kinds and even surgical supplies, should the need arise. You have a wide array of vitamins and minerals, dried fruit, spices galore and even a few treats for you and your family down there.

You even have grow-lights for your Vitamin D and you grow your greens in top of the line organic soil in a separate ‘grow-room’ designed to resemble a green house. You have thought of everything. Nothing can go wrong.

Then the Earth begins to shake. Are you really ready for that? Let’s say it starts quaking at 5 on the Richter scale. This relatively mild quake lasts for days on end. You, your family and all you have are quaking. You cannot walk or do anything but lie down on the floor and try to protect yourself and your family from flying debris.

Your once neat bunker lies in a mess, but still functional. When it is over you hope to set everything aright. Then it happens. The quaking gets progressively stronger and stronger.

You must now realize it is not going to stop and it is not going to slow down. Now you are being hammered up and down, bam! Bam! Bam! Our soft bodies are not designed to take that. You are now badly bruised and broken. There is nothing you could have done.

‘He who seeks to save his life shall loose it and he that loses his life for my sake shall keep it to life eternal.’ These are the words of Jesus recorded in John 12:25.


We would all do well to remember that Jesus also told us it would be as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the end of this world. Here it is in Matthew 24:37-39: ‘37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’

You will remember that Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives were the ONLY ones left alive after the flood. Why? It is because Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD and he was a prayerful, righteous man who stayed close to God and trusted him with his life. Let us all live up to that high standard that we may be accounted worth to escape all these things that shall come upon the Earth.
Jesus promised and cannot lie that we who are righteous and trust him will be spared the Tribulation as it says in Revelation 3: 7 ‘And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens; 8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown. 12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.’
Jesus is the ONLY ONE we can safely trust to take care of us. He owns the place and he will NOT let us down. Trust him!



3-8. RAIN, DRINKING WATER, FARMING, CULTIVATION, IRRIGATION, PLANTING, HARVESTING CROPS, MEAT PRODUCTION, FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION WILL STOP, RESULTING IN MASS STARVATION, CHAOS, LOOTING, MURDER AND EVEN CANNIBALISM

Matthew 24:7-10 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Comment: In times of famine, people resort to all manner of greed and selfish behaviors, even to killing one another and even eating one’s own children. This too is prophesied.

Notice Jeremiah 19:4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spoke it, neither came it into my mind:

6 Therefore, behold, the days come, says the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.

7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcasses will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passes thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straightness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

Comment: I’m not saying this prophecy necessarily and specifically applies here, but it does show the effects of famine, pestilence and sword. Ugly doesn’t begin to describe this mess we are all getting ourselves into. Thank God we have such a Powerful Savior in Jesus, our soon-coming King!

God’s wrath over this will be upon every Muslim country. This includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Yemen, Chad, etc; basically, the Northern tier of Africa. There will be nothing left of value afterward.

As it is written in Jeremiah 50:22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. 23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations! 24 I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, O Babylon, and you were not aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have striven against the Lord.

25 The Lord has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. 26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.

27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! For their day is come, the time of their visitation. 28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance of his temple. 29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she have done, do unto her: for she have been proud against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel.

30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, says the Lord. 31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for your day is come, the time that I will visit you. 32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

Many prophecy teachers seem to ignore these scriptures and don’t so much as mention them, though they are very significant. In fact, these are the MOST significant of all, in my view. We all need to know these and take heed. Stay close to the ONLY One who can and will save us.






3-9. BECAUSE THE BLACK SMOKE PREVENTS CONTROL SIGNALS FROM COURSE-CORRECTING THEM TO MAINTAIN ORBIT, ALL MAN-MADE SATELLITES WILL FALL, AS WILL ALL AIRCRAFT. THIS WILL RESULT IN HUGE CRASHES, CRATERS, LOSS OF NEIGHBORHOODS FULL OF PEOPLE, THE END OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, SATELLITE TV, ONLINE BANKING AND THE INTERNET. YES, JESUS PREDICTED THE END OF THE INTERNET.

Matthew 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:
Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Comment: These are two of the most significant, poignant and scary verses in the entire Bible. Notice that the events follow after the trouble or tribulation times.

As quoted above, the sun will be darkened by the black cloud cover of smoke spoken of in Revelation 9:2 ‘And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.’ It cannot be worded more clearly than that.
The moon won’t be able to reflect sunlight through the black smoke. The ‘stars’ falling are the satellites as I mentioned previously. How do I know they are satellites? It is not possible that these could be literal stars, for stars are suns like our own. They look just like stars in the night sky but they move.

If our sun got even one million miles closer to Earth, we would melt. So, obviously these are not suns or stars like ours. Instead, they look like stars in the night sky, but are really man-made stars that keep the Internet and global communications alive. They all will fall. There are more than 22,500 of them up there right now and every last one will fall. Some will melt into dust upon re-entry. Some are just too large for that.
The powers that keep them up will let them down. Some will hit people and kill them. They are held in orbit by the gravitational pulls of the sun, moon and the Earth itself. As the Earth turns and the moon with it, gravitational changes occur. Adjustments must be maintained in order for them to stay in orbit.

These course corrections are made by huge companies who employ thousands of technicians to monitor each satellite. They transmit radio and microwave signals which trigger retro rockets to make these corrections as needed. But when the smoke blanket blocks those controlling signals, gravity will bring them down. Besides, with the sun darkened, no man can work, so no one will be there to ‘man’ these systems as they do today.
Jesus spoken prophetically of this coming dark time in John 9:4: ‘I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.’

Of course; when the smoke shroud covers the skies around the globe, everyone will be in panic mode, struggling to stay alive, find food, water, breathing air and safe shelter. What a dark day indeed!

Notice also Isaiah 13:9 ‘Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.’

Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Ezekiel 32:7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set darkness upon your land, says the Lord GOD.
9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.

Comment: These are more of the ‘perilous times’ spoken of by Paul the Apostle to Timothy in second Timothy chapter three, especially verse one:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ‘This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un-thankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.’
Comment: This picture, albeit ugly, has never been as intense as it is today. These things describe the characteristics of today’s generation. I told you it would get ugly, but it will get better, I promise.



3-10. PANIC WILL OVERTAKE MANY RESULTING IN MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FROM FEAR.
WHO IS ‘THE BEAST’ AND WHAT IS ‘THE MARK OF THE BEAST’? WHAT WILL THE ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ DO?



Luke 21:25-26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

These ‘things which are coming on the Earth’ include the activities of the ‘Beast’, the ‘Mark of the Beast’ and the ‘Anti-Christ’. I will keep this very brief here.

For the best explanation at length, again I refer you to Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson’s book ‘GOD’S WAR ON TERROR’, where you will get a real education on Middle Eastern peoples, how they think and the potential there for the world’s greatest disaster.


Here’s my short ‘take’ on the Beast, his ‘Mark’ and the Anti-Christ:

1. The Beast is Satan himself. He’s the deceiver, our adversary, our enemy. Jesus told us through the Apostle Paul to resist him and that he would then flee away from us.

2. The ‘Mark’ of the Beast is not so much of a ‘mark’ or some coded but calculable numerological collocation to decipher, but a set of symbols, resembling the Greek letters Chi, Xi and Sigma. To calculate the ‘number of his name’ is to understand its meaning.

I used the term ‘resembles’ because these Greek language alphabetical letters resemble the Arabic symbol language images which reveal what the Mark of the Beast means. Keep in mind also that the Arabic languages are symbol languages rather than alphabetical characters, and that they read from right to left.

In Greek, Chi Xi Sigma or 666 in numerical form in English, reading from right to left, these Greek characters look like the Arabic language symbols which in English mean ‘In the name of Allah, swords’.

The Sigma is the equivalent of the English ‘in the name of’. The Xi resembles the name ‘Allah’ (when turned vertically) and the Chi is the equivalent of the crossed swords, representing Jihad or war.

So, reading from right to left we get: ‘In the name of Allah, swords’ or ‘In the name of Allah, Jihad or war’. This I believe is the best explanation of the proverbial ‘Mark of the Beast.’

Since the Devil is the Beast, our Adversary or the Enemy, it follows that his murder, malice, anger, hatred and violence would be rampant among his followers and advocates.

Islam fills the bill for this in our world, no doubt about it. Their facial expressions tell it all. Anger, rage, hatred, murder, violence and destruction is all they know.

Islam is not just a religion, it is a system of government, complete with its own economy, a group of organized leaders, training grounds and camps with trainers to indoctrinate young recruits, an detailed plan and agenda, its own set of laws, enforcers of these laws, its own guide book to support their dogma and infrastructure for communications, salary payments and its own banking system via the internet.

Americans seem totally ignorant of all this. Islam is hell-bent on world domination and will kill anyone who will refuse to convert. They endorse lying if it advances their cause. They are not to be trusted, so beware. But also know they are patient. They will get to their goal slowly, methodically and diligently.

Jihad is their method of conquest. To them, it is a Holy War justified by the name of Allah. And what do jihadists wear? Headbands and arm bands with this slogan on them: ‘In the name of Allah, swords!’

Just look for green arm bands and headbands with white symbols that look like the Greek characters mentioned above. They are easily recognizable on boys and young men eaten up with hatred.

3. The Anti-Christ is Islam and its leadership. Who else is more ‘against Christ’ than Islam? What group is killing more Christians in the world, setting fire to entire villages, raping the women, maiming the children or rendering them orphans and aggressively working to take over and occupy formerly Christian territories, nations and states? No one.

One by one, nations are falling, as Islam takes over. Islam will continue to rise, while Christianity declines. Anger, danger and life threatening will continue to increase. Be aware of this and do what you can to resist.

But by all means tell all who will listen. Utilized the internet. Build websites. Do a Podcast, Put videos up on YouTube® and other video sharing sites.

Keep your eyes on the Middle East, al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and Middle East events. It’s not the United States of Europe, as many prophecy teachers erroneously assume. It is Islam that will be the world’s number one trouble maker. But they shall not prevail. Jesus will.

Focus, then, on him and trust his judgment. Stay close to Jesus until death and he will give you the crown of life. He loves you enough to want you in his Cabinet. He loves you enough to lay down his life for you, so you would have a future. Grab hold of him and never let go!


CHAPTER 4: WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF NUCLEAR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

4-1. GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE DESTROYED, INCLUDING ALL PHONE SERVICES, TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET!


I’m going to show you how Jesus actually predicted the end of the Internet!
Believe it or not, he, being our Creator, knows all about this planet, its creatures and what they are doing. He’s way ahead of them in knowledge, skill and ability. He knew about the Internet long before its inception.

As we all know the Internet, global communications, GIS and GPS, inter-continental television and more are all co-dependent on the Internet and the Satellites that keep it alive. Take away the Satellites and all of that technology goes away. Or take away the physics that come together to make it all work and it all goes away.

That is exactly what is going to happen. The Internet and all that technology is NOT ETERNAL! Even though the whole world banks with it, trades with it, communicates with it, It is coming down! Now exactly where did Jesus predict its demise?

Matthew 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:’

These ‘stars’ Jesus is referring to are not suns like our own sun. They do look like stars in the night sky. The only difference is they move. Go out someplace where you can see the stars on a clear night and watch for about fifteen minutes. Sooner or later, you will notice at least one ‘star’ that moves. It is not a star, but one of more than 22,500 satellites.

They are all kept separated from each other and in a regular orbit by manned stations on the ground that make course corrections to keep them alive. When the black cloud of smoke blankets the Earth to the point of darkening the skies around the globe, those radio and microwave beam will no longer be able to do their jobs. Besides, no one will be in a ‘lets go to work’ mode, so there will be no one to man the sub-stations or control the orbits. Either way, the darkness will result in their downfall.

Notice Ezekiel 32:7 (To the Pharaoh king of Egypt… a symbol of sin) And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set darkness upon your land, says the Lord GOD.

9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.

10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of you fall.

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

COMMENT: To sum it all up, these ‘stars’ are the 22,500+ satellites currently orbiting the earth. These are all controlled by giant arrays of radio dishes with people employed to make course corrections.

When these radio signals can no longer get through the dense black smoke which now darkens the skies, the whole host of them will fall. People will be killed when they hit and global communications will grind to a halt.




4-2. ALL FORMS OF TRAVEL INCLUDING CAR, TRAIN, BUS, SHIP AND PLANE WILL ALSO GRIND TO A HALT AS THE DARKNESS THICKENS
What else could the human race do? It will be every man for himself. As is the servant, so shall it be for the master of the house. Everyone will be in panic mode trying to stay alive. No one will be able to travel.

Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of yourself, the nations were scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry outside: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste; the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he regards no man.
9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10 Now will I rise, says the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

Comment: Wickedness will bring the whole world to its knees. Many will die. In the Day of Judgment, some will die and not be resurrected ever again because they will be judged by Jesus as unworthy of life. These will die the second death from which there is no resurrection. This happens at the return of Christ.

Notice Matthew 25:31-46: ‘When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was hungry, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
36 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty, and gave you drink?
38 When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? Or naked, and clothed you?
39 Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came unto you?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you?’
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Comment: It will be good to know the King, if we have been doing his will all along. Let us all be about our Father’s business!



4-3. THE HEAT FROM THE FIRE WILL SCORCH MEN WITH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES REACHING AN ESTIMATED 140 TO 160 DEGREES IN MANY POPULATED AREAS

Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.


Comment: Men are not scorched by temperatures in the 90’s or even the 100’s. But 140 is the temperature where spontaneous combustion occurs. This is plenty hot enough to scorch men’s burnable bodies. Blisters are painful and very ugly indeed. They get infected and can even kill.

How ironic that even though this happens, they still refuse to repent. What would it take to break their stubborn spirit? In my view, these people are so filled with anger they are out of control, filled with rage and beyond saving at this point.

Only the Great and Powerful God of the Universe is able to stop the plagues of fire and smoke and all that goes with them. Even so, in their arrogance they will not yield to him. What more could he have done for them?

God does not want this to happen. He will however allow it to the intent that humanity will learn the lesson that we cannot live in rebellion indefinitely. They are reaping the consequences of their own ways and choices. May I suggest that we all take heed to God and what he expects from us?

He is the only one who knows what is best for his children. We are not sufficient without him. We will never be complete or fulfilled while living in rebellion against our Creator.

4-4. SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION DUE TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES WILL CATCH ALL DEAD VEGETATION ON FIRE WORLDWIDE

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.
11 Be ashamed, O husbandmen; howl, O you vine-dressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.
12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languishes; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree; even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
13 Gird yourselves, and lament, you priests: howl, you ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withheld from the house of your God.
14 Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
15 Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is at hand and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
18 How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
19 O LORD, to you will I cry: for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.
20 The beasts of the field cry also unto you: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Comment: It’s not that the entire Earth will turn into a molten mass. But the vegetation and anything that can normally burn will be burned up. Smoke will fill the air making it un-breathable everywhere.
Doomsday ‘Preppers’ are not preparing for the correct event, but they should. No wonder so many will die. Almost no one will be ready for this. We all have to breathe. The mountain tops above the clouds may be the only places on Earth where there is enough breathing air left to support life.
In my view of this, I’d say the only hope we have is in the Owner/Maker of planet Earth. This is none other than Jesus himself. He is the only One who knows how to preserve our lives. Put your trust in him and stay close to him. He IS the Deliverer. He is coming to fix what we screw up!



4-5. AS THE FIRE RAGES DAY AFTER DAY FOR YEARS, THE CRATER ENLARGES DAILY BECAUSE THE HEAT IS SO INTENSE, THE SURROUNDING SANDS MELT AND FOLD INTO THE ABYSS
Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies.
3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers: Bashan languishes, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languishes.
5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6 Who can stand before his indignation? And who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.
8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Comment: The destruction God allows to happen to his good Earth for a time will pursue his enemies into the great abyss of permanent death. They will all die, never to be seen or heard from again. You do not have to be one of them. But God owns the planet. He has a lot personally invested here. He will not allow it to be totally ruined. He will restore it and make it better than ever! Don’t give up!



4-6. THE SKIES BY NOW ARE SO DARK IT’S LIKE NIGHT, EVEN AT NOON DAY
Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? And the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the Ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The LORD has sworn by the Excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this and every one mourn that dwells therein? And it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

Isaiah 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yes, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

Comment: These darkened days will not last forever because God himself will put a stop to them. Jesus told us ‘For the Elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.’

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

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

Take comfort in him and trust his word on it!


4-7. THE DARKNESS, HEAT, SMOKE AND POLLUTION WILL KILL EVERY CREATURE IN THE SEA AND RUIN THE WATERS OF PLANET EARTH!

Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

Comment:
The algae, plankton and all the microbes in the sea will die from lack of sunlight. Therefore all the creatures that depend on them will also die. The sea will turn red and smell putrid around the globe. The oxygen levels produced by the sea will be greatly diminished resulting in even less breathing air for all of Earth’s creatures, including humans.

This is no small disaster of and by itself! Environmentalists are ironically more concerned with single kinds of animals than they are about the entire Earth as a whole. Why? It is because it’s easier to get funding to support a particular cause rather than the entire Earth. But the reality of the situation suggests we have ‘bigger fish to fry’!

Are animals equal to humans? Do animals have ‘rights’ just like humans? NO. Animals do not have rights, they have caregivers. The caregivers are we humans, who are to care for their animals and their living quarters, i.e. their habitat or planet Earth.

Let’s be clear. God is the Developer, Architect and Owner of the entire universe, including Earth and all that comes from it. This includes you and me and all life forms. As such, God has all rights reserved. He alone has bestowed certain rights to mankind.

Very limited and few ‘rights’ if any are given to animals, except the right to exist. He tells us in his word how to deal with the animals, how to preserve and protect them and how to care for them. This is beyond the scope of this book, but it is easy to find in the pages of the Bible.

Suffice it to say here that the animals are given to mankind to care for. It is our responsibility. But they do not have rights and they are not equals.

Unfortunately for man and beast, we humans will pollute our environment by this huge unquenchable fire, that both will be in dire jeopardy of losing our hold on life. It is time to get serious to see if we can repent and change the situation. I have my doubts.


4-8. ONLY ABOUT ONE TENTH OF EARTH’S PEOPLE REMAIN ALIVE IN THE LAND

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, ‘Hear indeed, but understand not; and see indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.’
11 Then said I, ‘Lord, how long?’ And he answered, ‘Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And the LORD has removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth (of men and resources), and it (the land) shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
Comment: This to me means what it says. Only about ten per cent will survive. Now just where might they be who survive? I’d say those who live in the south half of South America, parts of Chile and Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. But this is pure speculation.
Note that it is the ‘Holy Seed’ or the body of believers shall be the bulk of them. Stay close to the only One able to save, Jesus Christ. Then we will stay alive. Also please understand that he can keep you alive wherever you are through anything. All we need do is put our trust in him and we cannot go wrong.



4-9. THE AFFECTS OF THE EXPANDING ABYSS EVENTUALLY REACH THE SEA NEAR KUWAIT; THE SEA RUSHES IN, COVERING IRAQ AND SURROUNDING LOW AREAS

Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
Comment: This is one of the most frightening scriptures in the entire Bible! ‘Pitch’ is asphaltic tar. Asphaltic tar is oil, once certain chemicals and liquids have evaporated out. It will burn at perhaps several thousand degrees. Once it is lit, there is no extinguishing it, under ordinary circumstances.
Iraq today is about two thirds the land mass of Texas. The oil, natural gas and asphaltic tars are barely covered by the sands on the surface. It will not take much to set it on fire, yet people refuse to see the dangerous place we are in as dwellers on the Earth. This is our only home. There is nowhere to run. There is no place to hide.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, everyone with her mate. 16 Seek you out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it has commanded, and his spirit it has gathered them.
17 And he has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Comment: Idumea includes the land of Iraq. In my view, Iraq will be the center of the great abyss, the center of the great fire. Water from the Persian Gulf will eventually flood into the hole, putting much of the fire out. Iraq will be utterly ruined and under water.

Nothing shall be left to be called a kingdom.
Wild birds and animals are the doleful creatures who will possess her. It will be a climactic and dramatic end to a once proud and wealthy people.

If only they would abandon Islam and instead embrace Jesus. This is the only way to avoid this conflict and lethal fire. Islam will be the cause of trouble. They are death mongers who hate Christians and Jews.

They say ‘First Saturday, then Sunday’ meaning first they will destroy the Jews, then the Christians. Woe to them. Yet God loves them too and wants them to turn from their wicked ways of death.


4-10. THE SEA WATER FLOODS INTO THE ABYSS, EXTINGUISHING MUCH OF THE FIRE AND SEALING THE BOTTOM WITH MELTED SAND (GLASS) PUSHED IN BY THE WEIGHT OF THE WATER


Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. (Comment: ‘An hissing?! Sounds like water hitting fire, doesn’t it?)

38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.

39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the LORD.

40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

41 How is Sheshach taken! And how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.

43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwells, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he has broken unto the ground.

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.

Comment: Smoke itself cannot ‘ascend up forever and ever’ and the term ‘they have no rest day nor night’ may not mean what has been assumed for hundreds of years. People have largely assumed this is a reference to hell, but it may just be referring to what is left after this colossal fire. And that may only be its unique reputation as the largest and most lethal inferno in all of history!
This inferno’s reputation will be known and spread around for all time to come. Why? It is because it killed more people than all the wars in history. It is because it destroyed the entire planet, which had to be saved from extinction by God himself! That is how its ignominious reputation came to ‘ascend up forever and ever. That is how its ignominious reputation came to ‘have no rest day nor night’ forever and ever.

12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.


Comment: Today Babylon is an Iraqi city of about 600,000. It may soon become the headquarters of a conglomerate of OPEC countries, which will dominate the world’s supply of oil and gas. May I recommend we all keep a watchful eye on Iraq and it’s neighbors?


CHAPTER 5: THE RETURN OF CHRIST AND THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS: THE REFRESHING AND RESTORATION OF PLANET EARTH

5-1. THOUGH MOST OF THE FIRE IS GONE, THE HEAT AND SMOKE ARE STILL LETHAL. IF JESUS CHRIST WERE TO DELAY ANY LONGER, ALL FLESH WOULD GO EXTINCT.


Revelation 16:1-3 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Comment: What a mess! Now all the fish in the sea are dead, bloated and smelly. The Muslims who worship ‘the Beast’ are now moaning and groaning with sores, possibly blisters from the intense heat they have experienced while exposed to the fire.

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

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Comment: Thank God we have a powerful Savior Jesus, who will be able to rescue mankind alive, before everyone on Earth dies. That’s why we can call him the ‘Savior of the World’.


5-2. ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD SEE A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE SKY WHICH GROWS BRIGHTER BY THE DAY, LIGHTENING THE ENTIRE SKY FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST; IT’S IS THE RETURN OF CHRIST!

Comment: This is the BEST news anyone could possibly hear! Rescue! We make it through! Jesus is the Owner of the planet. He cannot let it go extinct. He is coming in power and GREAT glory!
Isaiah 14:24 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall dis-annul it? And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Comment: I added this passage from Isaiah to illustrate God’s resolve. He will do what he said he would do. You may very well be one of those who will witness his return first hand. We can trust him and his word. May everyone on Earth come to him, get to know him, love and serve him for all time to come!

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he comes 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.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Comment: Who is this? It is none other but Jesus. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is the Almighty and there is none like him. He has all power and might. It will be good to be found watching for him and serving him when the Great King returns!

Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


Comment: The smoke clouds that darkened the skies will be pierced by the power and light emanating from Jesus at his return. The skies will roll back from him in all directions away from him, like a scroll that rolls away from the hand that holds it when it is let go of.

That is how ‘every eye will see him’, as this may take several days. The skies will return to clear. The smoke will dissipate and weather will begin again! If only about a tenth of the population of the Earth is left alive, they will be the ones to repopulate it.

All of them will be believers in the Great King Jesus by then. They will have seen him coming in through the clouds with power and great glory. Why wouldn’t they believe? They could never deny it because they saw this happen with their own eyes!

5-3. HIS SAINTS ARE RAISED FROM THE DEAD AND THOSE STILL ALIVE RISE TOGETHER TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR TO BE WITH CHRIST JESUS AND BE GLORIFIED WITH HIM AT HIS COMING

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (dead), that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus God bring with him.

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 (precede) them which are asleep.

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:

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.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Daniel 12:1-3 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Comment: It seems to me this passage resembles Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:21 (21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.) This seems to say that it is only or mostly the ‘elect’ i.e. those who are ‘written in the Lamb’s Book of Life’ that will be the ones to live through this.

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

Is this yet another confirming statement about the ‘righteous’ being the ones who survive this great debacle?
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5-4. IN THAT DAY ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH MOURN

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, says the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4 In that day, says the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddo.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
Matthew 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.

Comment: By now, perhaps 9 out of 10 are dead or dying, maybe more. Mourning is in every house on planet earth. Few buildings are still standing. Every wall has fallen down. Destruction and ruin are everywhere. Everything looks hopeless.

But it is the righteous who will survive the Great Tribulation. They are the ones who know, love, trust and serve their God. They are the ones who revere and hold dear the only Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. He will become their Savior by saving them from death or by raising them from the dead.

It is only he who can and will rescue mankind alive. He said ‘...as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives were the ONLY ones saved alive through the time of the flood. So shall it be in our time of the end. The righteous will be saved. They may be the only ones left to repopulate the Earth, as it was in Noah’s day. The end shall come upon the whole Earth like a flood.

Then Jesus shows up. He’s a bright Star piercing through the darkness of the smoke-a-sphere resulting from the nuking of the oil fields of Iraq and surrounding areas. The smoke cloud cover is frightening enough; but then, Jesus may appear as a meteor from outer space, coming to deliver the final death blow to planet earth and all its inhabitants, or so it may be perceived. But, thankfully, they soon find out he’s coming to rescue mankind alive!

But instead, a new world will begin under the leadership of the Great King Jesus. His saints will then become his Cabinet Members and members of his immediate family. They will take charge of Planet Earth and begin its restoration.

This is the BEST news we could ever want to hear!


5-5. JESUS COMES TO THE RESCUE SAVING THE REMNANT OF MANKIND ALIVE AND TO RESTORE LIFE ON EARTH FOR GOOD


Revelation 21:1-7 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 overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.’

This is the BEST thing that could happen to us! Now I invite to read about this GREATEST EVENT IN ALL HISTORY!

ARMAGEDDON HAS A SOLUTION: Perfect World Government in the hands of none other than the Owner of Planet Earth and its coming King of kings, Jesus the Christ. This is GREAT NEWS!

It’s all scripturally laid out for you in my EBook: WHY ‘KINGDOM COME’? The Earth with Jesus as King of kings.
You can read it on my website: www.ITellWhy.com.
Thank you for listening. Good news follows and you will likely live to see it! Jesus is not called the ‘Savior of the World’ for nothing. He is coming to do just that: save the world alive. Seek him out while he may be found. See you when the smoke clears! Elbert


EPILOGUE: HOW TO SURVIVE THE END TIMES BY PREPARING NOW AND HOW TO STAY HOPEFUL FOR A RESCUE AND RESTORATION


Should we even bother to prepare ourselves or should we just step back and let God do everything? Is there anything he expects us to do for ourselves? Just what can we do? Is it hopeless?

I know some who are just biding their time, doing nothing but waiting for Jesus to show up and ‘rapture them out of here.’ But how does Jesus see it? What does he expect us to do to get ready for him?

In the parable of the Ten Virgins, the foolish five took no oil along with their lamps to prepare in case the Bridegroom took longer than expected. This was a foolish move because the Bridegroom came at midnight while they were sleeping and the door was shut.

Here’s the way it reads starting in Matthew 25: 1…

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the Bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, ‘Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.’
9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.’

10 And while they went to buy, the Bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’

12 But he answered and said, ‘Verily I say unto you, I know you not.’

13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.’

Clearly, then, we are to prepare. But should we be like the so-called ‘doomsday preppers’? Should we build underground bunkers to save us from what is coming? Should we store seven to ten years-worth of food and water underground? What about sewage?

Should we grow and can our own food? Should our bunkers have their own wells and septic tanks? What happens when the sun is darkened and all crops on Earth fail? Should we buy guns and reloading supplies? Should we stock up on Ammo? Will people really be able to find game to eat out in the wilderness? Will hunting go on in the blackness of midnight?

What about breathing air? If the noonday skies are darkened into midnight by the oil smoke, will there even be ‘breathing air’ to breathe? Should we stock up on soaps, laundry supplies, blankets, clothing, medicines, towels and other sundries? Should we store fuel and oil for our cars, etc?

What about electricity? No one will be working, driving or shopping. Everything will be shut down and there will be no Internet, TV or radio. The only sounds will be the groaning and moaning of the dying. Not a pretty sight, to be sure… but is this really what will be happening? Will it be like this everywhere on Earth?

But didn’t Jesus say that the people would be ‘marrying and giving in marriage’ right up to the day when he returns?
Well here’s how Jesus put it in Matthew 24: 36 ‘But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord comes.
43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore you must also be ready: for in such an hour as you think, not the Son of man comes.’

It will come upon the whole Earth unexpectedly and almost as suddenly as a flood does. Overnight, things could start to spiral downwards. The times will be very perilous near the end, so yes, be prepared as time and money permit. You can only do so much. No one who does not know the Savior can really be ready. He will not know what is about to happen to him, so he cannot be ready.

We cannot eat bullets, so building an arsenal is useless. No one will be finding ‘game’ in the woods. All the fish will die long before this because their food supply chain will fail. No fresh crops will be available.

Only stored or dried food will work. Learn to eat wheat, barley, rye, oats and other grains. These will sustain you when other foods fail. Meat will not be available unless canned or dried. It will take some time for your system to adjust to this, so I’d say start now.
Hoarding money will prove futile, because it will not be worth anything to anybody. They will even throw their silver and gold to the bats and rodents!

Notice this quote from Isaiah 2: 17 ‘And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?’

To store a lot of money in the bank is to waste it foolishly. If there is no electricity and no one can work, the banks will stay closed and your money will not be of any benefit to you. To keep it under the mattress in large quantities will get you no further because there will be nowhere to spend it.
My best advice is to stay close to our only Rescuer, Jesus, our ‘Loaf Warden’ (true meaning of the title ‘Lord’). He owns the planet. He created it and he cares what happens to it and to us. He’s the Source of every morsel of food we have ever eaten and of every drop of water, breath of air and every heartbeat.

He’s not going to siphon off the Christians before 'the beginning of sorrows' or the 'First Trump', but at the LAST TRUMP.  But, he has invested way too much here to let it go into total extinction. His love is far deeper for us than that. No, he IS returning to save mankind alive. That is when he becomes the ‘Savior of the world’.

Here’s what he told the church in Revelation 3:10 ‘Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.
12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.’
Keep his word. Obey the Master. Do what he says and you will never be put to shame. Let your light shine in an ever darkening world. Teach. Preach. Reach. That is to share this good news that we have a Savior powerful enough to keep us alive.

Overcome. Hold on. Never give up. Maintain your love and do not ever let it go out. Watch. Prepare. Serve Jesus and wait on him. To ‘wait’ on the Bridegroom Jesus is to serve him royally, like a Great King should be served. No slouching allowed. Work. Share Jesus as Savior, both spiritually and physically. Watch the news. Serve. Stay awake. Stay alert to trends, events and news from the Middle East.

Tune in to Debka News, an Israeli website for the days’ news and perspective from their point of view. They are on dangerous ground. Ground zero, if you please. They are caught in the cross-hairs. They are targeted for destruction by all her neighbors.

Don’t expect Jesus to come like a peaceful, cuddly Teddy Bear. Instead expect a Grizzly! Isaiah is like a little Bible within the Bible. He has many crucial things that speak to us living in the ‘End Times’.

Notice Isaiah Chapter 24:‘Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof.

2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.

3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord have spoken this word.

4 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry hearted do sigh.
8 The mirth of tambourines ceases, the noise of them that rejoice ends, the joy of the harp ceases.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down (by it all): every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice; they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, ‘My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yes, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.’
We should all take heed at these words. They mean business. They mean you and me. They mean life to us. But do keep in mind the words of Jesus… ‘Because you have kept the word of my patience and have not denied my name, I will also keep you from the hour of temptation.’
So, go tell the world. There is not a lot of time left to do it. Now you have a mission to accomplish. With God’s help, you can make it happen. That’s why there are video cameras, microphones, the internet, IPods, etc. These are tools we all can use to advance the cause of Christ. Let’s do it!
I’ll see you when the smoke clears. I’ll see you ‘on the Rock’! (Jesus) Be sure to look me up! I look forward to the day we meet… never give up! Stay close.
I love you because you love the truth as do I. Thank you for your interest and love. Please pass it on!




APPENDIX

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY RELATING TO THE STUDY OF HELL, THE GREAT TRIBULATION, THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE SECOND DEATH, ETC:

Great Tribulation
MT 24:4-21, LU 21:10-28, REV 2:21

Hell, Hell fire, Lake of fire:
MT 5:22, 29,30 10:28; 11:23; 18:9; 23:33; 24:11; REV 1:10; 20:10-15; 19:20; 21:8; MK 9:43-49; LU 10:15; 12:5; 16:23;

The Beast
REV 13:2-4, 11-18; 14:9-11; 15:2; 16:2, 10, 13; 17:3, 4-8, 11-13, 16-17; 19:19-20; 20:4, 10

The False Prophet
MT 7:15; 24:24; MK 13:22; REV 19:20; 20:10

Antichrist
1 JO 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 JO 1:7

The Abyss or the Bottomless Pit
REV 9:1-2, 11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1-3

The Last Days, the End times, The Day of the Lord
REV 16:1-21, ACTS 2:14-21, JOEL 2:1-32, GEN 49:1, MIC 4:1-5, MAL 4:1-3, ISA 2:10-22, ZECH 14:1-

The Day of the LORD's Wrath
ZEPH 1, EZEK 7, AMOS 5:18-20

Armageddon
REV 16:16 (the only such reference)


Judgment Day
MT 10:15; 11:22-24; 12:36; MK 6:11; ROM 2:5;

The End of the world (Age)
ISA 62:11; MT 13:39-40, 49; 24:3, 14; 28:20

The Second Death
PS 37:20; ISA 51:6;

The First Resurrection
REV 20:5-6

The Furnace of fire or the Great Furnace
REV 9:2; MT 13:40-42, 50; 3:12; 7:19; 25:41; LU 3:17; 17:20-37

The Day of the Lord’s Vengeance or Day of the LORD
ISA 13:1, ISAIAH 34

The Second coming of Christ or The Return of Christ 1 COR 15:23, 1 THESS 2:19, 3:13, 1 JOHN 2:28

The ‘Rapture’ (Gathering) 1 THESS 4:17, MATTHEW 24:28, 25:32

The Last Trump or the Trumpet of God 1 COR 15:52, ZECH 9:14

Shame and Everlasting Contempt DANIEL 12:2

The Abomination of Desolation
DAN 9:27, 11:31; JER 44:22; MATT 24:15; MARK 13:14

The Latter Days
Daniel 10:14, John 9:4

Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:44, 46 & 48, Isaiah 66:24
The Smoke rose up for ever JOEL 2:30 and ACTS 2:19; REV 9:2, 8, 18; 14:11; 18:9, 18; 19:3

From generation to generation ISA 13:20; 34:10, 17; 51:8; JER 50:39; LAM 5:19; DAN 4:3, 34; JOEL 3:20

Tormented day and night forever
REV 14:10; 20:10

A day of darkness and gloominess
JOEL 2:2, 31; AMOS 5:18, 20; ZEPH 1:16; ACTS 2:20

The Cup of the Lord’s Wrath
REV 14:10; 20:10

The Smoke of her burning
REV 18:9; 18:18;

The Wages of Sin
ROM 6:23

Outer darkness
MT 8:12; 22:13; 25:30

Perpetual Sleep (permanent death)
JER 51:39, 57

Bottomless Pit and its Smoke
REV 9:1- 20:6; OBAD 1:16; MAT 21:44 and LU 20:18;