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WORLD IN BIBLE PROPHECY
THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST TO EARTH
Because the King of the North and his alliance partners have taken such a severe beating, they have no option left but to use all their nuclear weapons to stave off complete annihilation. Both sides therefore are ready to use all their weapons of mass destruction in order to annihilate the other. In attempting to do so, they would wipe out all life from the face of the earth. Only God's intervention can stop this madness. Jesus Christ will then return to earth as 'King of kings and Lord of lords" to set up God's Kingdom. All the saints of God who have lived their lives in faith and obedience to God through the ages will be resurrected to eternal life and will accompany Jesus Christ. This is called the first resurrection and is to eternal life.
The Seventh Trumpet
The return of Jesus Christ is prophesied in Revelation 11:15-18 (NKJV): "Then the seventh angel sounded: and there were loud voices in heaven saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshipped God, saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One
who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned. The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth."
Jesus Christ's coming will not be a quiet or secretive event. The whole world will know when He comes. Jesus described His second coming this way in Matthew 24:21-31 (NKJV): "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh [or living thing] would be saved: but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.
Then if someone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or; Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it. For as the lightening comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be...Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
These prophecies show that the sun and the moon will be darkened because of the great war between the king of the North and the Eastern Alliance. Immediately following the war there are great meteor showers. Stars will appear to be falling from the sky. Then there will be a great trumpet blast which the whole world will hear, and Jesus Christ will return with His resurrected saints. His coming will appear as great lightening flashing from the
east to the west. This is hardly a silent and secret return of Jesus Christ to earth.
Resurrection of the Saints to Eternal Life
The resurrection of the saints is described in many prophecies. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 states: “51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [meaning the seventh and last trumpet]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
1Thessalonians 4:14-17 (NKJV) sheds further light: “14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
Revelation 20:4-6 (NKJV) says that those who are in the first resurrection will reign with Jesus Christ for a 1,000 years: “4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and
reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”
Daniel the prophet also mentions the resurrection in Daniel 12:2-4 (NKJV): “2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life [in the first resurrection], some to shame and everlasting contempt [those in the third resurrection]. 3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
Nations Angry at the Return of Jesus Christ
The nations are angry at the return of Jesus Christ as quoted earlier in Revelation 11:18. There are many reasons for this. Since the false prophet will have bewitched the world with his miracles, and will claim he is God, he will likely tell the world that the visitor from the outer world is the anti-Christ and should be resisted. Others may have paid some attention to the prophesying of the two witnesses (of Revelation 11) and will know that Jesus Christ has come to rule the world with His saints. This is what the gospel [or good news] of the kingdom of God is all about. God's Church has been proclaiming this message since 1933 A.D. [though Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong received the call to do so in 1917 through a dream to his wife Loma Armstrong]. God's two witnesses would have been preaching the same message and warning the world to repent of its sins and submit to God's way of life. Finally, when Jesus Christ returns to earth, an angel from heaven comes and preaches the same gospel to all the inhabitants of the earth. This is described in Revelation 14:6-7 (NKJV): "Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth - to every nation, tribe, tongue and people - saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him for the hour of
His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
But the rulers of the nations and their peoples don't want somebody to take over the rulership of their nation, and force them to submit. Satan and the demons will be influencing the rulers to resist relinquishing their rule. When the angel asks the nations to worship God as a mark of submission to His kingdom, the nations resist and become angry.
Another reason for the nations to be angry at Jesus is that they know that their time of judgment has come for having joined themselves in the evil causes of the beast (the King of the North) and the false prophet (the pope), who are led by Satan. They are going to be punished for all the evil they have done on earth, including destroying much of it. The two witnesses will have been preaching this message of warning to the whole world.
Now, in addition to the first angel, two more angels are sent to warn the world that the destruction of the Europe-centered political-military-religious system called 'Babylon' is at hand and that human beings should repent. This is described in Revelation 14:8-11 (NKJV):
"And another angel followed, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength 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. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
The nations will also be angry at the return of Jesus Christ because by his miracles, the pope will have deceived them into believing his 'prophecy' that the Anti-Christ will soon be coming. So when Jesus Christ returns, the world will possibly be led to believe that He is the Anti-Christ. What a travesty. Historian Robert Hertzstein wrote in "The Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages": "The [Roman] Empire was understood not as a mere term, but as a universal Christian regent for God on earth, to exist until the coming of Anti-Christ." This concept of the middle ages will perhaps be revived.
Another reason the nations are angry at Jesus Christ is that He demands that the nations free their Israelite and Jewish captives. This they do not want to do, as Pharaoh of ancient Egypt did not want to free his ancient Israelite slaves.
Nations Attack Jesus Christ
Thus when Jesus Christ returns, the time has come for nations and individuals to be punished for their sins, and for having joined the beast and the false prophet in worshipping Satan and the demons. As already mentioned, God sends three angels with messages to give individuals and nations a last chance to repent before God's wrath is poured out on them. The first angel's message is that the world should fear God who has created
everything and worship Him. The second angel warns the world that the ancient Babylonian system (which is now being run by the false prophet and the beast) that was started by Satan and designed to worship him is fallen. So nations should come out of it. Then the third angel warns the world that anyone who worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand [an actual visible mark may also have been instituted] will have to face the wrath of God. Most reject even this very last and dramatic warning given by the three angels. The reason is that the demons are still working miracles through the false prophet and other human beings in order to deceive the world. So nations and individuals don't repent of their sins, do not submit to God's rule in worship, and don't release their Israelite and Jewish captives. As a result Jesus Christ has no
alternative but to punish the nations and pour out plagues on an unrepentant world.
The Seven Bowls/Plagues of the Seventh Trumpet
The plagues are described as seven bowls in Revelation 16:1-11 (NKJV): "Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, 'Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.' So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it
became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died. Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying "You are righteous, O Lord, the One who is and who was and who is to be [translated as ‘who shall be’ in KJV], because You have judged these things. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You have
given them blood to drink. For it is their just due." And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments." Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. [This means the orbit of the earth around the sun may be slightly altered to cause temperatures on earth to rise which start fires that burn alive many people as punishment for having burnt alive members of God’s Church in the recent persecution against them]. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds."
These plagues are poured out on the nations to get their attention to get them to repent of their evil deeds and stop worshipping the beast and demons, and to comply with Jesus' demand to release their Israelite and Jewish captives. They inflict much pain and suffering on human beings. Some will certainly die because of the sores, thirst and the heat. Instead of complying with Jesus Christ's demands, under the influence of Satan and the demons the nations decide to attack Him with all they have. The painful plagues have made them hopping mad. Therefore the nations of the world gather at Armageddon (which means the 'hill of Megiddo' in Israel) to battle. Then they move to Jerusalem for the attack where Jesus' headquarters will be located.
The description of this war is given in Revelation 16:12-14 (NKJV): "Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the kings of the east [the kings from the north, west and south will perhaps come by sea and air, and many of their armies will already be in the Holy Land as remnants of the armies of the King of the North and the Eastern Alliance] might be prepared. And I saw three
unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
This will be the greatest war the world will have ever fought in the number of people who descend on the battle field. Literally people from all over the world gather to fight. One can gauge the number of people involved from the amount of blood that pours out of their bodies, as indicated in Revelation 14:20 (NKJV): "And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles [about 4 feet deep], by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs [approximately 184 miles].” All the people that come to the battle perish.
How all these armies are destroyed is described in Zechariah 14:12 (NKJV): "And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths."
One can only imagine the amount of blood involved that stretches like a river four feet deep and 184 miles long. The counterattack of the Eastern Alliance against the king of the North involved an army of 200 million. The King of the North and his alliance partners could have fielded an army of 40-50 million people. But the battle field was worldwide. In this battle against Jerusalem, armies numbering between 100-200 million could be gathered in one place. Fallen dead soldiers, their armor and coagulated blood that flowed out of their bodies could produce such a huge river of blood.
Though all the soldiers, captains, generals and rulers gathered at Jerusalem for the war against Jesus Christ perish, the war is not over yet. Almost all the citizens of the nations were involved in opposing the rule of Jesus Christ, and against releasing their Israelite captives. They fully supported their armies that attacked Jesus Christ and the saints. They too are guilty of war and deserve to be punished. Their punishment soon follows. The
world experiences the greatest global earthquake ever. It levels the cities of the world and the mountains. Islands are either submerged, or the surface of the oceans is raised so that islands no longer remain islands. Then there is a great hail all over the world with hailstones weighing up to 100 pounds each.
This phase of the war against Jerusalem is described in Revelation 16:17-21 (NKJV): "Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!” And there were noises and thunderings and lightenings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Now the great city [Jerusalem]
was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, every hailstone about the weight of a talent [100 pounds]. And men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great."
It seems that a majority of the remaining population of the world is destroyed in the earthquake, and the hailstorm. All the cities are leveled. The intensity of the earthquake will also level most dwellings. The fires, floods and the general devastation that follows earthquakes will take their toll. The hailstorm will further level dwellings and kill people.
Though humanity experiences the greatest and most devastating worldwide earthquake ever, there is a great positive outcome from the earthquake. The surface of the earth is turned upside down. The mountains are leveled. The oceans are reduced considerably in size. The desert areas are greatly changed as a result of the upheaval.
Isaiah also prophesied this in Isaiah 40:4 (NKJV): “4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.” Luke quotes Isaiah with the same words in Luke 3:5.
Currently only about 10% of the earth's surface is cultivatable. If 50% of the earth's surface was made cultivatable (with the permafrost and the tundra of the Arctic, Antarctic, Greenland, north America, northern Europe, Siberia, the Himalayas etc. thawed); the remaining 50% was not desert or mountainous wasteland, but rather lush forests and grasslands; and the land area could be doubled by reducing the oceans [and thus the vast mineral wealth of the deep oceans also made available], we would have at least ten times the amount of cultivatable land available as compared to today. In addition, the remaining half of the earth's surface would also produce food and other highly valuable products from forests and grasslands. Then add the effects of vastly improved agricultural practices among all nations and God's blessings on the crops, the world could easily support 15 to 20 times its current population. The world would certainly become a happy and abundant place. Truly, the great earthquake will have a very great positive outcome for the future of the world.
And the world will need what the earthquake will have done to the earth's surface. All those who have ever lived, but have not known God's way of life (including all the billions who will die in the great tribulation, and will have attacked Jesus Christ) will be resurrected to physical life once more and given their chance to learn God's way of life, repent of their sins and qualify to receive eternal life in God's kingdom. This is prophesied in Revelation 20: 12-13 NKJV): "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works."
An estimate is that perhaps close to 50-60 billion people have been born throughout man's history. The changes the earthquake will have brought to the earth's surface will be more than enough to support double this population and then some.
Jesus Christ’s First Order of Business – Rescue Slaves
Rescue within 45 Days
At the end of the 1,260 days of the great tribulation, nations have been devastated and are finally willing to accept Jesus Christ's authority, and free their American, British and Jewish slaves. Otherwise they know they could all be dead, just as Pharaoh of ancient Egypt realized after the death of all the firstborn of Egypt (Exodus 12:33 – NKJV: "And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they
said, "We shall all be dead.")
The nations will think the same and will release the captives. The nations in fact will help bring the Israelites to the Promised Land (the modern state of Israel), as prophesied by Isaiah 43:5-6 (NKJV): "Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, "Give them up!" And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, and bring My daughters from the ends of the earth."
And Isaiah 49:22-23: “22 Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. 23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”
Daniel's prophecy indicates that the process of finding all the Israelites after the 1,260 days of the tribulation will take just 45 days. Israelites are told to hang on till then. Daniel 11:11-12 (NKJV): "And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days."
Since mechanized transport will still be available, the task of finding all the slaves and bringing them to the holy land from all over the world could easily be accomplished within 45 days.
After the pope sets up the abomination of desolation in Jerusalem to sacrifice to invoke 'blessings' for the war against Israel and Judah (USA, Britain and the state of Israel) we begin counting the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days. The war lasts 30 days before Israel and Judah are defeated and taken captive. This is followed by the 1,260 days of the tribulation bringing the total to 1290 days. Then within 45 days all the captives of Israel and Judah
will be found and rescued bringing the total number of days since the abomination of desolation was set up to 1335 days. Once the slaves are found, they will truly be blessed as Daniel prophesied because they will have come out alive through the Great Tribulation.
Second Exodus Much Bigger
This second Exodus will be much bigger than the first. The first Exodus from Egypt involved about 3 million men women and children. The second Exodus will involve many more millions than that, perhaps 5-8 million. And they will come from all over the world, not just from Egypt.
Isaiah 11 (NKJV) mentions the Stem of Jesse and a Branch out of his roots, referring to Jesus Christ who will rule the earth. Verses 11-13, 16 then mention the second exodus:
“11 It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea. 12 He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 15 The Lord will utterly
destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt (the Red Sea); with His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, and strike it in the seven streams, and make men cross over dry-shod. [This is how captives in Egypt will be brought over to the holy land, much like the first Exodus.] 16 There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who will be left from Assyria, as it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.”
Then Isaiah the prophet continues in Isaiah 43:1-5-6, 21 (NKJV): “1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. 5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; 6 I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth…21 This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.”
Jeremiah the prophet also prophesied about the greater second Exodus. He wrote in Jeremiah 23:3-8 (NKJV): “3 "But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 5 "Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 6 In His days Judah (the Jews) will be saved, and Israel (the Americans and the British) will dwell safely…7 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "that they shall no longer say, 'As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' 8 but, 'As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries
where I had driven them.' And they shall dwell in their own land."
Yes! When the world will talk about the Exodus, they will not refer to the first Exodus from Egypt, but the second Exodus from all around the world.
Jeremiah then records in Jeremiah 31:2-12 (NKJV): “2 Thus says the Lord: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when I went to give him rest." 4 Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; a great throng shall return there. 9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim (the British) is My firstborn. 10 "Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.' 11 For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he.”
Jesus Christ Brings the Guilty to Justice
Jesus Christ still has plenty of unfinished business left in order to put down rebellion against His authority, and judge and punish the guilty. The great false church still has to be judged because its leader, the False Prophet, had led the world astray with his miracles and signs. When the world experiences all the events that have taken place, they realize that the Church of Rome (the Roman Catholic Church) is a false church, just as God's true Church, the two witnesses and the three angels had warned them. The world then turns on the false church to destroy it utterly so that it will never rise again. And the ten rulers who were allied with the beast take the lead in destroying it. This is prophesied in Revelation 17:15-16: "And he says unto me, the waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns [rulers] which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire."
Most likely the entire priesthood and the clergy of the Roman Church will be burnt alive, exactly as they will have done to members of God’s Church and others who disobeyed them during the past three and a half years.
Further description of the false church's destruction is given in Revelation 18:1-8, 19-21 (NKJV): "After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, 'Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen...For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her,
and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, 'Come out of her, My people [This is a prophecy about the Israelite nations of northwestern Europe - France, Scandinavian and Benelux countries, Ireland and Switzerland - some of which may likely be part of the beast led trading alliance, and one or two could even be among the ten kings that give their allegiance to the beast], lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix for her double. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in
her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' Therefore her plagues will come in one day [the Day of the Lord, or prophetically the last one year of the Great Tribulation] - death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord who judges her...For in one hour she is made desolate [or has been laid waste]. Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her! Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea saying, 'Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore."
Besides destroying the false Church, the beast [King of the North] and the False Prophet [the pope] have yet to be dealt with for all the wickedness they will have done. Their fate is described in Revelation 19:19-21 (NKJV): "And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in
his presence, by which he deceived those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh."
The end result of this war against Jesus Christ is indicated by Isaiah 24:1, 4-6 (NKJV): "Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the
everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left."
This has two meanings. The first is that the population of the world that survives the great tribulation will be small. There is no indication how many will survive, but the population of the world remaining could be as low as 100 million, or even lower. In addition, many more females could survive than males because a large portion of the male population of the world will have died in the devastating world wars.
Those Who Mistreated Israel during its Captivity are Punished
God has used a certain standard in punishing Israel (USA, Britain, France and other Israelite nations) when they have done evil against other nations. They have already been punished in the past more than 40 years at the hands of the German alliance because of what they did to Native Americans, African Americans and the Chinese. That standard was prophesied by the prophet Obadiah 15: "For the day of the Lord upon all the
nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your head."
If God has used this standard to punish Israel, He certainly will use the same standard to punish all the nations for the way they treat the Israelites. That is precisely to whom Obadiah's prophecy is directed. The time of punishment is the day of the Lord when Israelite nations are in captivity. So this prophecy is specifically directed at all the nations for the way they treat their Israelite and Jewish captives.
One of the purposes of prophecy is to warn people and nations so that they do not do evil to others, or repent and give up their evil ways. This prophecy in Obadiah is thus a warning to the nations. The way you treat Israel, you will be treated in exactly the same way. Those who murder Israelites with hard labor or with beatings in captivity will perish. Those who kill Israelites with hunger and thirst, will themselves die of hunger and thirst. Remember that the two witnesses of Revelation will have power to smite the earth with plagues as often as they will, including no rain and turning waters into blood. Those who treat Israelites brutally will also be treated brutally. Those who torture them will also be tortured. So let this be a warning to every nation on earth. God will not spare you if you mistreat or kill Israelites. You will face exactly the same punishment.
Isaiah 14:1-2 (NKJV) indicates that Israel will take captive whose captives they were: "For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the Lord; they will take them captive
whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors."
God has prophesied that the Edomites are to be utterly destroyed. Their descendants live in Turkey, some nations of the Middle East and Central Asia. Palestinians are another branch of the Edomites. We do not know with certainty where all the descendants of Edom live. And not all citizens of particular nations may be Edomites. But Jesus Christ knows who the descendants of Edom are. He will be directing this punishment with justice. It is
the Edomites who will have done the major work in destroying the Israelites and the Jews in alliance with the Germans. They are all part of the alliance with the King of the South (or Islamic Alliance) as well. Their destruction is prophesied in Obadiah 1-4, 8-18 (NKJV):
"The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom...The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; you who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?' Though you exalt yourself as high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," says the Lord..."Will I not in that day," says the Lord, "Even destroy the wise men from Edom, and understanding from the mountains of Esau [Esau is another name for Edom]? Then your mighty men, O Teman [Teman was a grandson of Edom], shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For your violence against your brother Jacob [the patriarch Israel’s original name], shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
“In the day that you stood on the other side - in the day that strangers carried captive his forces, when strangers entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem - even you were as one of them. But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother in the day of his captivity; nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; nor should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress. You should not have
entered the gate of My people in the day of their calamity. Indeed, you should not have gazed on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity. You should not have stood at the crossroads to cut off those among them who escaped; nor should you have delivered up those among them who remained in the day of distress. For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; as you
have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head. For as you drank on My holy mountain [Jerusalem], so shall all the nations drink continually; yes they shall drink, and swallow; and they shall be as though they had never been. But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of
Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau shall be stubble; they shall kindle them and devour them, and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau," for the Lord has spoken."
If you will notice, the destruction of Esau will be at the hands of the house of Jacob (which includes France, Scandinavian and Benelux countries, Switzerland and the Jews) and the house of Joseph (which includes the USA and Britain).
Verses 15-16 above mention all the nations that are occupying Jerusalem and the state of Israel. God will bring and settle the tribes of Israel in the holy land and use them, particularly the former American and British slaves, to wipe out the remnants of the Germans, the Europeans, the Islamists and all their allies still surviving in the holy land.
Another entity slated for total destruction is Babylon [which means ‘confusion’]. Babylon in prophecy refers to the religious, political and military system in the end time, the seventh resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire based in Europe, led by the Beast and the False Prophet. The term Babylonian harks back to the Tower of Babel where soon after Noah’s Flood language of mankind was confused marking the origin of many different
languages in the world. The Babylonian system thus refers to a group consisting of many different nations with different languages, a perfect description of a European union.
Many of the ancient Babylonians after their uprooting from ancient Babylon by the Medes and Persians settled in what is Italy today. Italy will definitely be part of the European Union headed by ten rulers. While all Italians are not descendants of the ancient Babylonians, some certainly are. The prophecies concerning Babylonians would apply to these descendants who we cannot specifically identify today. But God knows who they are and can punish them to fulfill all prophecies related to them.
Total destruction of the Babylonian system is prophesied in many prophecies of the prophet Jeremiah such as in 50:37, 50:18, 24-26, 29-30, 39-40; 51:37, 42-43, 57, 60-64.
Jeremiah 50:35-37 states (NKJV): “35 "A sword is against the Chaldeans [who ruled in ancient Babylon]," says the Lord, "Against the inhabitants of Babylon, And against her princes and her wise men. 36 A sword is against the soothsayers, and they will be fools. A sword is against her mighty men, and they will be dismayed. 37 A sword is against their horses, against their chariots, and against all the mixed peoples who are in her midst; and
they will become like women. A sword is against her treasures, and they will be robbed.”
The destruction of Babylon will come in waves (as the waves of the sea come) as indicated by Jeremiah 51:42: "The sea has come up over Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves."
The first wave that destroys most of 'Babylon' is the war between the king of the North and the Eastern Alliance with its 200 million man army, as we have seen earlier. This is prophesied in Jeremiah 51:28-29: "Prepare against her [Babylon] the nations, with the kings of the Medes, its governors and all its rulers, all the land of his dominion. And the land will tremble and sorrow; for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against
Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitant."
The ancient Medes settles in what is western Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics. The descendants of the same Medes in alliance with other eastern nations are going to destroy the modern Babylonian system in the near future as the ancient Medes and Persians destroyed ancient Babylon.
The second wave that destroys what is left of Babylon comes when Jesus Christ destroys the armies of the world which come against Him at Jerusalem after first gathering at Armageddon, or the “hill of Megiddo.” Each and every soldier and officer in the armies will be destroyed in that attack on Jesus Christ.
When the ten rulers who gave their power and authority to the beast, the German dictator, realize that the 'great whore' [the Roman Catholic Church] is truly a lying, false church, they turn on her to destroy her. This is prophesied in Revelation 17:16 (NKJV): " 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”
The Roman Church and its entire clergy need to be brought to justice. They will soon burn alive those who resist their religion, just as they inflicted this punishment on some members of God’s Church and others who resisted being followers of its abominable religion of Satan worship, and just as in the Protestant Reformation and prior to that. The only condign punishment for the clergy of this Church is to be burnt alive. That is exactly what God is going to have done to them through the ten rulers of Europe according to this prophecy.
It seems these ten rulers will not be in Jerusalem with the beast when he sets up his regional headquarters there after defeating the King of the South. So they will not be captured with the beast and the false prophet. But it appears that they along with other rulers in the world [those who did not come to Jerusalem to attack Jesus Christ but had sent their armies] will be taken prisoners and punished, as prophesied in Isaiah 24:21-22 (NKJV): "It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord will punish on high the host of exalted ones, and on the earth the kings of the earth. They will be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and will be shut up in the prison; after many days they will be punished."
Here are Jeremiah's other prophecies concerning the destruction of 'Babylon':
Jeremiah 50:24-26, 29-30, 39-40: "You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, and you were not aware; you have been found and also caught, because you have contended against the Lord. The Lord has opened His armory, and has brought out the weapons of His indignation; for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. Come against her from the farthest border; open her storehouses; cast her up as heaps
of ruins, and destroy her utterly; let nothing of her be left..."Verses 29-30: "Call together the archers against Babylon, all you who bend the bow, encamp against it all around; let none of them escape. Repay her according to her work; according to all she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel. Therefore her young men shall fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that
day, says the Lord"...Verses 39-40: "Therefore the wild desert beasts shall dwell there with the jackals, and the ostriches shall dwell in it. It shall be inhabited no more forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities', says the Lord, 'So no one shall reside there, nor son of man dwell in it."
Further, Jeremiah 51:37, 42-43, 57, 60-64: "Babylon shall become a heap, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment and a hissing without an inhabitant."...Verses 42-43: "The sea has come up over Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves. Her cities are a desolation [the greatest earthquake ever in man’s history will destroy all cities], a dry land and a wilderness, a land where no one dwells, through which no son of
man passes."...Verse 57: "And I will make drunk her princes and wise men, her governors, her deputies, and her mighty men. And they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not awake," says the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts"...
Jeremiah 51:60-64: "So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that would come upon Babylon, all these words that are written against Babylon. And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "When you arrive in Babylon and see it, and read all these words, then you shall say, 'O Lord, You have spoken against this place [this part of the prophecy probably refers to the site of ancient Babylon, and in its duality to the city of Rome as explained in Revelation 17] to cut it off, so that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but it shall be desolate forever. Now it shall be, when you have finished reading this book, that you shall tie a stone to it and throw it out into the Euphrates. Then you shall say, 'thus Babylon shall sink and not rise from the catastrophe that I will bring upon her..."
The book of Revelation further clarifies what God through Jeremiah the prophet prophesied in these verses. First of all, Revelation 17:18 (NKJV) identifies the Great Whore: “18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” The seat of the woman, a symbol for the great false Church is that great city: Rome. Thus when Jeremiah prophesies the destruction of Babylon, he is talking about the utter
destruction of Rome in its duality, meaning its latter fulfillment.
Revelation 18:1-3 (NKJV) further clarifies how the great city will have no human inhabitants as described by Jeremiah: “1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
The reason no human inhabitant will dwell in the former ruins of Rome is that the demons will be imprisoned there during the 1000 years of the reign of Jesus Christ. It will also be inhabited by hated birds such as vultures, crows and the like. And it is possible that after the greatest ever earthquake in the history of mankind mentioned in Revelation 16:18-20, parts of the ruins of the city of modern Rome may be submerged in the ocean to fulfill all
of Jeremiah’s prophecies.
Punishment of the Germans
And parts of this prophecy will also be fulfilled by what God has prophesied about the Germans - the instigators of most of the evil. The German dictator known as the beast is the head of the military, political, economic and religious Babylonian system. The Germans were anciently known as Assyrians. Some prophecies concerning them also mention their ancient capital city of Nineveh. The prophets Isaiah and Nahum have much to say about Assyria.
Isaiah describes Assyria's punishment this way in Isaiah 10:12-19: "Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks." For he says, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; also I have removed the boundaries of the people, and
have robbed their treasuries; so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep."
The Germans have fulfilled these prophetic verses. The classic example of 'removing boundaries of the people' is that of Saarland in France. The German tactic has been to infiltrate an area with Germans who then live there and multiply over the centuries. When they have grown in number, they then clamor to become part of Germany. Then they suggest a possible solution: a referendum. That is how France lost Saarland to the
Germans. The Germans have over the years laid similar claims to Sudetenland from the Czech, and territories from Poland, Denmark and Estonia.
And they have robbed the economies of almost all nations of the world by infiltrating nations of Europe, north and south America, and forming alliances with other nations. They robbed people so surreptitiously that the victims were not even aware of it. God gives a perfect analogy to describe what they have done. The analogy is that of a bird and her eggs. Germans have robbed the economies of the nations like someone stealing the bird's eggs from her nest so surreptitiously that she did not even know. She did not flutter a wing or utter even a peep when her eggs were stolen. Just like the bird loses her next generation, the economies of the nations were so thoroughly robbed by the Germans and their allies that it would take them many years if not a decade to recover.
But God continues in Isaiah 10:15-19: "Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw magnify itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood! Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts will send leanness among his fat ones; and under his glory He will kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; it will burn and devour his thorns and his briars in one day. And it will consume the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, both soul and body; and they will be as when a sick man wastes away. Then the rest of the trees of his forest will be so few in number that a child may write them."
Here the forest is used as a metaphor for the nation. God will burn and devour the glory of this forest, meaning the population of Germany. God also adds 'both soul and body' to what will be consumed. Some of the Germans may have their consciences so seared because of their wickedness that they may not even be able to repent when they are resurrected, given an opportunity to learn God's way of life and their first chance for salvation. Those that will not repent completely of their old ways will be burned in the lake of fire and their lives extinguished forever. Thus their body and soul will be consumed. They will not receive eternal life. THEY ARE BEING WARNED.
The number of Germans remaining alive will be so few that a little child may write them. Up to what number can a little child count, leave alone write? Perhaps only till the teens. But certainly not to a hundred! That is the number of Germans who will come out alive through the great tribulation, living in a few tiny villages. They will escape utter destruction unlike the Edomites and the Babylonians (probably refers only to the descendants of
the ancient Babylonians living in Italy) only by the proverbial 'skin of their teeth.' But they will ultimately grow to a nation as prophesied in Isaiah 19:24-25: "In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts will bless, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." It will take centuries for them to grow into a nation.
Isaiah 31:8-9: "Then Assyria shall fall by a sword not of man, and a sword not of mankind shall devour him. But he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become forced labor."
This shows that the Germans will take a beating at the hands of the Eastern Alliance, but that is not what will ultimately bring them down. It will be Jesus Christ Himself who will destroy them ['sword not of man'] when the world fights against Him at Jerusalem, and after that in the greatest ever earthquake in the history of mankind, and 100 lb. hailstones that fall from heaven to punish all mankind as prophesied in Revelation 16:18-21. This
punishment by Jesus Christ will ultimately destroy the power of the Germans, but not as a people.
This prophecy also indicates that young Germans will become forced labor. Isaiah 14:2 indicates that the house of Jacob will 'take them captive whose captives they were, and will rule over their oppressors'. Verses 24-25 further show: "The Lord of hosts has sworn...that I will break the Assyrian in My land [the holy land of Israel] and on My mountains tread him underfoot..."
Why will the Germans be punished in Jerusalem? The reason is that the Germans in Germany are punished in these waves of punishment, but many soldiers had come to the holy land and occupied it after they defeated the King of the South. Many of them were destroyed in the attack by the Kings of the East. Some more died when they joined the armies of the world and attacked Jesus Christ. But some living in Jerusalem and the holy land still
survived. Some undoubtedly will die in the greatest ever earthquake and the hailstorm. But there will still be some survivors left, along with the beast and the false prophet.
Obadiah the prophet then clarifies in Obadiah 1:15-18 (NKJV) when these remaining Germans and others in the Babylonian system in the holy land will be destroyed completely: “15 "For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head. 16 For as you drank on my holy mountain [Jerusalem], so shall all the nations drink continually; Yes, they shall drink, and
swallow, and they shall be as though they had never been. 17 "But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau shall be stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau," For the Lord has spoken.”
The House of Judah are the Jews and the House of Joseph are America and Britain. They will be the fire and the flame that will destroy all those that remain of all the nations that occupied the holy land for three and a half years of the Great Tribulation.
Jeremiah 51:42-43 quoted earlier states that the land of Babylon will be desolate without an inhabitant. This will include the land of Germany. This prophecy will be fulfilled when only a few Germans survive and some are held captives. They will perhaps go back to their land after about 50 years in the jubilee year and it will be centuries before their population recovers to become a nation again. For many centuries much of their land and other
European lands of the Babylonian System will lie desolate without a human inhabitant, occupied by wild animals.
The prophet Nahum's prophecy is all about the Germans, using Nineveh their ancient capital as a symbol to represent them. Nahum 1:1, 11 (NKJV): "The burden against Nineveh...From you comes forth one who plots evil against the Lord, a wicked counselor..." Nahum 2:8-10: "Though Nineveh of old was like a pool of water, now they flee away. "Halt! Halt!" they cry; but no one turns back. Take spoil of silver! Take spoil of gold! There is
no end of treasure, or wealth of every desirable prize. She is empty, desolate, and waste! The heart melts, and the knees shake; much pain is in every side, and all their faces are drained of color."
Nahum 3:1, 5-7, 18-19: "Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery. Its victim never departs...Behold, I am against you," says the Lord of hosts; I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness [both literally and figuratively as they will have done to other nations], and the kingdoms your shame. I will cast abominable filth upon you [as they have cast on other people], make you vile, and make you a spectacle. It shall come to pass that all who look upon you will flee from you, and say, 'Nineveh is laid waste!'...Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; your nobles rest in the dust. Your people are scattered on the mountains, and no one gathers them. Your injury has no healing, your wound is severe. All who hear news of you will clap their hands over you, for upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually."
The author has been personally acquainted with the filthy and vile deeds as well as the wickedness of the Germans and their alliance partners in India and the USA since the age of ten, and for his entire working life of 39 years. He has lived in poverty almost all the 39 years because the Germans and their allies have targeted him and prevented him from making a decent living.
But why are the Germans being spared from being annihilated whereas the Edomites and the Babylonians will not be spared? They have been more violent and cruel than any other nation in history. Why will they survive as a nation? The reason is that God has used them to punish nations, particularly Israel. They have been His instrument for punishing peoples. They have performed a service for God. And whenever God uses a nation for a particular purpose, He does not destroy it utterly. God used ancient Egypt to demonstrate His power to Israel and the world when He rescued Israel from Egyptian slavery. The Egyptians fulfilled God's purpose. That is why Egypt was not utterly destroyed. Even Pharaoh was used as an instrument to demonstrate God's power in the Exodus of ancient Israel. That is why Pharaoh survived the plagues, and scholars agree that he did not drown in the Red Sea with the rest of his army. But the Edomites and the Babylonians will be utterly destroyed because they are the home of the two most violent, anti-God, Satan inspired and led religions in the world - Islam and Roman Catholicism. Adherents of both religions have abundantly shed the blood of those who did not submit to them.
A Special Message for the Edomites, Some Italians and the Germans
God is not willing that any should perish. He wants all to be saved and given eternal life. Even though God has decreed utter destruction for the Edomites, Babylonians [whose descendants live in Italy], and most Germans, they will not have lost their chance for salvation and eternal life. When the 1000 years of God's Kingdom are over, all those who were ever born and have died without having been called into God's Church will be
resurrected as physical human beings. Then they will be judged for a 100 years. They will be taught God's way of life. Satan won't be around to influence them. Those who accept God's way of life [and most of humanity will] and make progress in living according to that way will qualify to receive eternal life. So being destroyed in the great tribulation does not mean that they are lost forever.
However, any Edomite, Babylonian and German who wants to can repent of his or her sins now, accept God's way of life and join God's Church. He will survive the great tribulation even though utter destruction is decreed for his people. The best example that illustrates God's mercy in this regard is the example of the harlot Rahab. God had decreed that all the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites and the Jebusites
were to be utterly destroyed and Israel was to possess their land. Rahab the harlot lived in the city of Jericho. Jericho was the first city chosen to be conquered. But Rahab hid the Israelite spies. She put her trust in God. As a result Rahab and her entire family were spared even though everyone else in Jericho perished. So any Edomite, Italian or German who wants to put his trust in God will certainly be spared and will not die in the
destruction of his people. The choice is entirely yours. The ancestors of the Germans repented at the preaching of the prophet Jonah. They are the only nation that has ever repented at the preaching of a prophet. I would counsel individual Germans to follow the example of your ancestors and repent of your wickedness, lest your consciences be so seared that you will not be able to repent even when Satan's influence is removed.
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