"... worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:10)
These are five major topics of end time Bible prophecy:
1) The Return of Israel to Her Land
2) The New World Order
3) The Increase of Knowledge
4) The Beginning of Sorrows
5) Signs in Heaven
Knowledge began to increase in the 19th Century, but greatly increased in the 20th. All these items began in earnest when Israel became a nation again. All five, already in effect, will continue on into the seven year tribulation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, the Lord Jesus, and the Apostle John. We are in the final generation and the seven year Tribulation will begin soon. Are you ready?! Have you received Christ as Saviour?!
"For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince,
and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king;
and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days."
"As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;
defending also He will deliver it; and
passing over He will preserve it."
During World War I the British Empire faced off against the Ottoman and German empires. Field Marshal Edmund Allenby (1861 - 1936) commanded British Forces with units from Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Allenby is famous for his role in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918. In late 1917 during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign fighting occurred over an extensive area north of the Gaza–Beersheba line and west of the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem via Hebron. By 8 November the main Ottoman base at Sheria was captured and Ottoman units were in retreat.
"Allenby ... captured the city of Jerusalem in December of 1917 and took Megiddo [of Armageddon fame] by September of 1918, thereby carrying out Great Briton’s Balfour Declaration ... [Allenby] surrounded the city of Jerusalem on December 9, 1917. The night before his impending invasion, Allenby, being a Christian, prayed. He asked the Lord to let him take the city without destroying the holy places. The next morning he sent some British airplanes on reconnaissance flight over the city. (Bear in mind that the Turkish occupiers had never seen an airplane before. In 1917 British planes were odd looking contraptions!) That morning, while buzzing the Eastern Gate over the Temple site, the British pilot dropped a note demanding surrender signed by General Allenby. Now please understand that in the Arabic language Allah means God, and beh is the word for son. A Turkish soldier picked up a strange note dropped from a frightful ‘bird’ demanding surrender, signed by Allah-beh, the son of God! When he took the note to his superior, the white flag was hoisted, and the city surrendered without firing a single shot ..." (Church, J. R., The Armageddon Syndrome, Prophecy Publications, Oklahoma City, OK, 1985, pp. 39-41)
World War I prepared the land for the Jewish people, and World War II prepared the Jewish people for the land! Hitler’s Holocaust reduced the number of Jews in Europe by 6,234,070, from 9,739,200 in 1939 to 3,505,130 in 1945 (Figures from Israel's Final Holocaust by Jack Van Impe, p. 85).
In the chapter of the Bible concerning God's blessings and cursings for Israel it says that if they "hearken unto the voice of the LORD" they would receive blessings; but if they would "not hearken unto the voice of the LORD," cursings (Deut. 28:2, 15). It says that if they would not harken:
"The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young" (Deuteronomy 28:49-50)
Jerusalem and Judea have been taken into captivity twice, first they were taken into the Babylonian captivity (587 BC) and then by the Romans (70 AD). Both times the emblem of the nation was an eagle, as was also Nazi Germany.
Likewise, the national symbol of the eagle belonged to the Assyrian Empire that took the northern 10 tribes of Israel into the Assyrian captivity (722 BC), 135 years before Judah was taken into the Babylonian captivity.
The Nazi Holocaust caused the Jews to say, "Never again!" and made them strive even more for a national homeland which could defend itself.
Let us now look at the Lord Jesus' prophecy of both Israel's Roman Captivity and the 1,878 year Diaspora:
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." (Matthew 23:37-39, 24:1-2)
The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled within the lifetime of His apostles in 70 AD by the Roman General Titus who destroyed the Temple, as the Prophet Daniel had also prophesied. Not a stone was left upon another. Daniel had prophesied:
"And after threescore and two weeks [plus "seven weeks" of years (62 + 7 = 69 x 7), or 483 years after King Artaxerxes gave the "commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" in 454 BC] shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people [Romans] of the prince [Titus] that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary ..." (Daniel 9:26, cf. 9:25; Neh. 2)
|Above is the south relief of the Arch of Titus in Rome depicting the victorious return from Jerusalem with furniture from the Temple (the Table of the Shewbread, the Temple Menorah, and Trumpets; the Ark of the Covenant is conspicuously missing.) The 3 plaques depicted scenes of victory.|
It happened exactly as prophesied and is an indisputable fact of history, and not oney so, but it was also prophesied repeatedly that Israel's return would be in the last days, and this too has been fulfilled as Christ also stated. In Matthew 24 the Lord Jesus said:
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:32-34)
The figure of "the fig tree" symbolizes the Nation of Israel (cf. Hosea 9:10; Matt. 21:19; Joel 1:1-7). The fig tree was replanted back in the land in 1948, and we have already seen that Israel's return to the land was accompanied with signs in the heavens.
Many prophetic signs began their fulfillment in 1948 with Israel's return to the land.
1948: Nations Rising, Rebuilding, Splitting & Uniting:
There is a parallel passage to Matthew 24:32-34 in Luke 21 that speaks of other trees also. It says:
"And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled." (Luke 21:29-32)
As Israel is represented by a tree, so other nations are also. Note the nations of 1948:
1. On New Years day of 1948 Benelux [Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg] was born. The treaty forming the "Benelux Customs Union" came into effect on 1 January. "[Then on March 18th of] 1948, Britain, France and the Benelux countries signed the Pact of Brussels, a vague commitment to set up a joint defensive system. No surrender of independence or sovereignty was involved, ... albeit ... the wording did speak of the purpose of encouraging the progressive integration of Europe. ... They decided to widen the Brussels Treaty of 1948 so that Italy and Germany could join in an enlarged Western European Union which was created in 1955." (Watts, Duncan; The European Union; Edinburgh University Press; 2008; pp. 29, 36) The Benelux Customs Union was the embryo of the modern European Union (EU).
2. On January 4th, Britain granted independence to Burma (now Myanmar).
3. On April 3rd President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which authorized $5 billion in aid to rebuild 16 nations of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom).
4. On April 30th the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) was signed in Bogota, Colombia. Now there are 35 member nations. At it's beginning the OAS had these 21 members: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.
5. On May 14th the independent State of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv under Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion as British rule in Palestine came to an end. Ben-Gurion and 26 fellow members of the Provisional Council of State signed the Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. Ten other member’s signatures were delayed for 10 days having been cut off by fighting in Jerusalem. Within minutes of establishment of the State of Israel, U.S. President Truman recognized Israel as the defacto government. The following day the 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ended, and Israel was invaded by Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations.
6. On May 27th, the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam, partially autonomous of the French, was established during the end of French rule. It has been called Pre-Vietnam.
7. On June 7th the Communists completed the takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes. They began the takeover on February 25th with a coup d’etat.
8. On June 21st, Lord Mountbatten resigned as Viceroy of India signaling the total withdrawal of the British Empire from India.
9. On August 15th the Republic of Korea (South Korea) declared independence; and on September 9th the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) emerged out of Soviet occupation, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister.
10. In 1948 Chiang Kai Shek evacuated the Republic of China from the mainland to the Island of Formosa renaming it, Taiwan, and declaring itself the legitimate government of China, and on September 1st the Chinese Communists formed the North China People's Republic.
So we can now see that "the fig tree, and all the trees" have begun to "shoot forth." Therefore, we know that "the kingdom of God is nigh at hand, and that "this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled." (Luke 21:29-32)
"... The fourth beast [Roman Empire, ancient and revived] shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,
which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down,
and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another
shall rise after them; and he [Antichrist] shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and
the dividing of time [3 & 1/2 years]. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion,
[God and His Angels] to consume and to destroy it unto the end." (Daniel 7:23-26; Rev. 14:6 - 16:21)
The end time New World Order (NWO) is being prepared and is nearing completion. It will consist of 1) a one world government, 2) a one world religion, and 3) a one world economic system.
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [Symbolic of "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" -- Rev 17:15], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. ... And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." (Revelation 13:1, 5-7; cf. 17:1, 3, 7, 16; Dan. 7:7-8)
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings ..." (Revelation 17:12; cf. Dan. 7:24)
The European Community established by the Treaty of Rome in 1967 which in turn came from "Benelux Customs Union" of 1948, became the modern European Union (EU). The EU was the first of 10 Unions, Kingdoms or Regions (See map to the right) that the NWO organization called the Club of Rome announced on 17 September 1973 which are:
Region 1-NAU (Canada, United States of America)
Region 2-EU (Western Europe, British Isles, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey)
Region 3 (Japan, Pacific Islands)
Region 4 (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
Region 5 (Eastern Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, Korea)
Region 6 (Mexico, Central America, South America, Carribean Islands)
Region 7 (Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morrocco, Saudi Penisula, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)
Region 8-AU (Africa and Madagascar with the exception of North African countries, and South Africa)
Region 9 (India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam)
Region 10 (China).
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." (1 Timothy 4:1)
The year 1948 was also the year that an end time religious organization came into existence.
On August 23, 1948 the World Council of Churches (WCC) was formed in Amsterdam to help reconcile differences among Christians. Delegates of 147 churches assembled to merge the Faith and Order Movement and Life and Work Movement. Headquarters were later established in Geneva. The WCC has been instrumental in bringing Protestant denominations back to Rome.
"... I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. ... And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT .... And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: ... And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. ... The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." (Revelation 17:1-2, 4-6, 9, 15)
The Apostle John gave this prophetic description of Roman Catholicism which is headquartered in Rome which has long been called, "the City of seven hills thus the "seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." John wrote this prophecy more than 200 years before Catholicism came into it's embryonic form with the false Christian, the Roman Emperor Constantine, who married paganism to a semblance of Christianity, and then joined it with the State (Mark 12:17). Constantine had inherited the title and office of "Pontifix Maximus" from the Attalus III, King of Pergamos where "Satan's seat" was (Rev. 2:12-17). Attalus left it to the Roman ceasars at his death in 133 BC. He had inherited it from the Babylonian priesthood that fled Babylon when the Medo-Persian Empire invaded Babylon in the days of the prophet Daniel around 578 BC. Thus the title, "Mystery, Babylon." Constantine believed in baptismal salvation and other heresies. He began the first "Christian" persecution of believers, the Donatist. This Catholic practice of persecution, murder and torture continued for more than 1200 years and murderer millions of believers. Thus the the saying that this great whore was "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus."
We have seen the Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13, but there is "another beast," which is called, the False Prophet (Rev. 16:13, 19:20, 20:10) who will lead world wide the end time religious system. The Apostle John describes him:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." (Revelation 13:11-15)
This "False Prophet" with "two horns" will force the world to worship the first beast, the Antichrist, and his image. Those who will not worship him will be sentenced to death. The "two horns like a lamb" of the second beast are symbolic of two sources of power. He will marry ancient Luciferian Gnosticism with Catholicism. Romanism and the New Age Movement will be one.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Rome are already preparing the end time One World Church for Antichrist. Drawing not only Protestants back, but all the world's religions to Rome. On October 27, 1986 and again on January 24, 2002 Pope John Paul II hosted first 160 and then 200 shamans, animists, imams, witch doctors, patriarchs, monks and rabbis from around the world for a prayer summit at Assisi, Italy. The world's religious leaders including the Dalai Lama (considered by many Buddhists to be a god), Islamic Mullahs from nine countries, Hindus, Zoroastrians, native American shamans, African animists, Jews, Catholics and Protestants assembled together.
Above to the left is a photo of Pope John Paul II receiving the mark of the Hindu goddess Durga, consort of the god Shiva during his 1986 trip to India. Neither this, nor the ash placed on the forehead of Catholics are "the mark of the beast," but they certainly are conditioning Catholics to receive it.
"Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend. One-fourth is resistant to election. They are unattracted by life ever-evolving. Now, as we approach the quantum shift from creature-human to co-creative human the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body. Fortunately you, dearly beloveds, are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God's selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death." -- Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Book of Co-Creation, self-published, 1980, Part III, p. 59; former Democratic vice-presidential candidate, U.S. Department of Defense advisor, prominent futurist and occult leader
World Economic System
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:15-18)
Computerized Economic System
The One World economic system will use computers to control people. There will be no need for cash in the new economy. It will use electronic transfers of funds from one account to another. The technological systems of this computerized economic system are almost ready for implementation. The lazer scanners that read bar codes are ready. The transponder chips that can be implanted in you hand are ready. The satilites and fiber optic cable are ready to hook up to the biggest supercomputer ever. It will control your money and your life, that is if you are not saved. The mark will become mandatory at the mid-point of the 7 year Tribulation.
A 666 Forerunner: The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.)
These codes are seen on everything you buy. They are commonly called barcodes or Universal Product Code (U.P.C.). If you will, please get a can or box of almost any product that you have purchased at any store. Look for an area on the product with a lot of straight black lines of varying widths. The area is a little larger than a postage stamp. Combinations of those lines represent numbers. The lazer eye of the computer in your supermarket or department store can read those marks. The lines contain the description, and price of the product in code form. Now look at the first, middle, and last of those code marks. Each of those three marks mean 6, and these three 6’s are in the U.P.C. of all products. They may be used in combination with, or phased out in lieu of newer Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), also called RFID Bodytags.
Note the Barcode above and to the right: The numbers 0 to 9 are each represented by two lines of varying widths. The middle and two end bars are identical, and there is another one identical to them on the right side with a 6 under it. That is the code for the number 6. The code numbers to the right of the center 6 identifies the product name and price. Observe the two 2's with identical code lines above.
Smart Cards and Ulticards:
These cards are prototypes for the eventual replacement for credit cards and cash. They can carry a remarkable amount of data. Up to 20,000 pages of information can be impregnated into a smart card. It is a stepping stone to the new cashless society and eventually the mark of the Beast. The Ultracard in effect will allow the holders to carry their bank accounts in their pockets. It can keep track of two separate accounts: one for charges and one for debts. And with enhanced memory, you will carry an encrypted version of your signature, fingerprint, and even your picture. It will allow merchants to verify that your account can cover the a particular purchase. It then interfaces with your bank, records the transaction and deducts it from the balance in your account. Smart cards can also serve as keys to restricted areas and as passports. They can hold prepaid electronic credits for phone calls, parking meters, and even gas pumps!" The mark of the Beast in the right hand or in the forehead is not far off!
Chips like those pictured here have been implanted in pets, livestock and even humans for tracking for years now. During the Tribulation the False Prophet will deceive the lost people of Earth and have them "... make an image to the [Antichrist] beast ... And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast ..." (Revelation 13:14) The False Prophet will have a Supercomputer built using biochips made of living protein. The microchip will be rendered obsolete by a biochip made out of living protein. It will be infinitely smaller than the normal biochip being used today, and will have the capacity to carry much more information while displaying a spectacular array of functions.
All citizens of the New World Order will eventually require a chip in order to enable the control and tracking of them by satellite. There will be no kidnapping. And there will be virtually no privacy. They are small enough to be injected under the skin. Each transponder is imprinted with a unique identification number. Each transponder has a passive radio frequency as an identification tag. It has been implanted surgically in the side of the hand toward the back. There are many good reasons put forth for using this system. The medical history and special medical requirements of people will be readily available to assist medical personnel, and crime will be greatly reduced. Consider a powerful biochip that once implanted in the brain could make it possible to program or ‘upload’ an unlimited amount of information into the mind without ever having to crack open a book. However, the ultimate use of the mark will be to control people. And the best way to control people is to control their pocket book. Only people with these implants will be allowed to buy and sell in the NWO’s economy when the Antichrist proclaims himself to be God and the False Prophet implements the mark of the beast. It will be easy to trace, track, and control people with these implants.
"Tim Willard, the of the 27,000 member World Future Society says, '... the regular microchip will be outclassed and replaced by a biochip made out of living protein ...' and that it is '... fairly uncomplicated and, with a little refinement, could be used in a variety of human applications. ... Conceivably, a number could be assigned at birth and go with a person throughout life.' Most likely, he added, it would be implanted on the back of the right or left hand for convenience,' so that it would be easy to scan. ... It could be used as a universal identification card that would replace credit cards, passports, that sort of thing. ... At the checkout stand at a supermarket, you would simply pass your hand over a scanner and your bank account would automatically be debited.' Unlike Christians who know their Bible, men such as Tim Willard and other influential members of the pro-globalist, New Age-oriented World Future Society, appear overly confident in man's ability to control government. ... What Mr. Willard sees as a positive and beneficial reality for man's immediate future will, in fact, usher in the nightmarish era of control, tribulation, and persecution foreseen by God's prophets some 1900 years ago! There seems to be no end of the 'Frankenstein-type' uses to which the biochip can be applied. For example, what of an implantable biochip developed by Antichrist scientists which is programmed to cause humans to love Satan and hate Jesus Christ? Could not such a biochip, popped into or injected into their brain, instantly produce servile multitudes of people eager and willing to worship the image of the Beast and do his bidding ... We are discussing realistic technology, available now, which will be applied in the near future exactly as written in Bible prophecy. " (Tex Marrs, Project L.U.C.I.D., pp. 97 - 112)
The United Nations:
The World Trade Organization is empowered to regulate the global economy. It had its beginning in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), having been concluded by 23 nations in Geneva, in 1947 it was enacted by the United Nations (U.N.) on January 1, 1948.
On April 7, 1948 the World Health Organization was established by the U.N. and the first World Health Assembly was held in Geneva on June 24th of that year.
On June 18, 1948 the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it was signed at the United Nations in New York on December 10, 1948.
In reality neither these U.N. organizations nor their declarations are working on the behalf of the United States or the World. An example of the United Nations' work is seen in the video below:
The New Age Movement is the second horn of the second the beast Revelation 13:11. Alice Bailey (1880 - 1949) was an occult Theosophist and established Lucis Trust, originally founded as Lucifer Publishing. Bailey's writings were influenced by occultist Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891) who also greatly influenced Adolf Hitler, Elvis Presley and other rock stars. Blavatsky, together with Colonel H. S. Olcott, established the Theosophical Society. Lucis Trust is a powerful institution that enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations, which permits it to have a close working relationship with the U.N., including a seat on the weekly sessions, but most importantly, influence with powerful business and national leaders throughout the world. Lucis Trust is run through an international board of trustees whose membership is said to have included: John D. Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Robert S. McNamara, Henry Clausen (Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, Southern District Scottish Rite), Thomas Watson, Jr. (IBM, former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow), and others. This ties Bailey's influential occult organization into the international conspiracy of elitists, including the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Bilderbergs, and the Trilateral Commission.
"One of the most hidden secrets involves the so-called fall of Angels. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviours and Creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe this ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity." -- H. P. Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine, pp. 215, 216)
"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation." -- David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:4)
Knowledge Abounds in Our Day
We have fast cars, instant communications, satellites, lasers, computers, nuclear power, jet aircraft, and a million other technological marvels. "It is estimated that 75% of the machines in use today were developed after World War II." (H. L. Willmington, Signs of the Times, p 31) The advances in medical science and technology are amazing. Heart, and brain surgery are now every day. They have x-ray machines to look at our bones and other internal organs, CAT scan machines to examine our brains, EKG machines to check our heart rates, electron microscopes to look at the smallest parts of our cells down to our DNA. Genetic engineering has made cloning possible. We have put men on the moon. Men have traveled 12 times faster than a twenty-two-caliber rifle bullet in space craft, and have strolled outside their space craft at 17,500 m.p.h. There are cameras that take photos of dime from miles up. There are nuclear weapons that can destroy whole cities. The Russians have particle beam weapons, and weapons that can create earthquakes. Man has split the atom and sent satellites out of our solar system. And on and on!
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, invented, built and flew the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight airplane, on December 17, 1903. By 1905 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Six years later on October 23, 1911 fixed-wing aircraft were first used militarily by the Italians in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War for reconnaissance, soon followed by the dropping of grenades and aerial photography the next year. By 1914 their military utility was obvious. The Comet Airliner G-ALYP, world's first jetliner, took off on May 2, 1952 with fare-paying passengers on scheduled service from London to Johannesburg. Today, 60 years later, 166 million passengers "run to and fro" worldwide each year.
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur invented and building and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. By 1905 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Six years later on October 23, 1911 fixed-wing aircraft were first used militarily by the Italians in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War for reconnaissance, soon followed by the dropping of grenades and aerial photography the next year. By 1914 their military utility was obvious. The Comet Airliner G-ALYP, world's first jetliner, took off on May 2, 1952 with fare-paying passengers on scheduled service from London to Johannesburg. Today, 60 years later, 166 million passengers "run to and fro" worldwide each year.
The Computer Age Begins
On June 30, 1948: Bell Labs introduced the point-contact transistor as a replacement for the bulky vacuum tube (New York Times, 30 June 1948, p. 46), and William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, demonstrated their transistor for the first time. Shockley filed the original patent for the transistor on June 26th. Vacuum tubes were not cost efficient due to their use of vast amounts of electricity. Transistors, much smaller than vacuum tubes, allowed the creation of smaller electronic devices and became a key component of the integrated circuit, which are found in everything from radios to computers to any of a number of automated systems. Two of Shockley's hires, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, later went on to start Intel Corp. The invention of the transistor ushered in the Computer Age!
The Space Age Begins
On June 11, 1948 the first monkey astronaut, Albert I, was launched into space from White Sands, New Mexico.
On October 10, 1948 the R-1 missile became the first Soviet launch to enter space.
Technological Advances Required to Fulfill Bible Prophecy
Satellite TV: The Apostle John writing under the inspiration of God in about 95 A.D. indicated that we would have the capability of worldwide telecasts in the last days:
"And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves ... And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them." (Revelation 11:9, 11)
Star Wars Type Weaponry: The Bible indicates, if it is not demonically caused, that the right hand man of the Antichrist, the false prophet, will fire either a laser, particle beam or some weapon like them mounted on a satellite platform in space to demonstrate his power. The Bible says:
"... he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men." (Revelation 13:13)
Modern Military Vehicles: One end time prophecy in Nahum speaks of war “chariots” in an unusual way. The Prophet Nahum indicates that they will 1) have “flaming torches” like flamethrowers, 2) they will shake “the fir trees,” 3) they will run "like the lightnings." Nahum says it like this:
"... the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." (Nahum 2:3-4)
Nuclear Weapons: God sometimes seems to personally send nuclear like destruction in His judgements upon sin (Genesis 19:24-25, 28; Zechariah 14:12; II Peter 3:10, 12), but it appears that He also uses man made nuclear weapons in His judgements (Ezekiel 29:8-12, 38:22, 39:6; Isaiah 17:1).
We have already spoken of the prophecies of computers and biochip (Rev. 13:14-17) and military aircraft (Isa. 31:5).
Knowledge has Increased Indeed
Over 75% of all the scientists who have ever lived are alive today. Every minute they add 2000 pages to man's scientific knowledge, and the scientific material they produce every 24 hours would take one person 5 years to read. Knowledge has certainly increased within this last generation almost beyond imagination! In fact according to research studies, the total store of human knowledge is now doubling every eight years.
However, although the so-called "developed" countries such as the U.S. which claims to have the most "advanced" and expensive educational systems the world has ever known, yet they've been turning out the most confused, ignorant and violent children they've ever produced!
"Unto the woman [Eve] He [God] said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow
and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children ..." (Genesis 3:16)
The Lord's disciples asked Him, "... Tell us, ... what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew 24:3), and the Lord Jesus took the rest of Matthew 24 to answer their question in a sermon that He preached at least twice, once here on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24), and also in the Temple (Luke 21). We have already looked at the sign of the "fig tree," Israel, and "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" which are both contained within the Lord's message, but the Lord began the Sermon on the Mount with the sign of "the beginning of sorrows" with these words:
"... Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:4-8)
Note that the beginning of sorrows is one sign with five components:
1. Many False Christ.
2. Wars and Rumours of Wars.
3. Famines in Various Places.
4. Pestilences in Various Places.
5. Earthquakes in Various Places.
Note too that this sign has to do with "sorrows" as with Eve's in Genesis 3:16 when God cursed Adam and Eve for their sin. It is like the pains of birth. Since we entered the last generation in 1948 the birth pains have been increasing, and will continue until the birth of the Millennial reign of Christ on the earth. Until then the 5 end time sorrows will simultaneously increase more and more.
There were more people in the twentieth century claiming to be Christ than ever before in history. Since the year 1900, over 1,100 false christs have appeared on the scene. False christs like Father Divine, Prophet Jones, Maharaj Ji, Sun Myung Moon, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Sai Baba, Maitreya, and scores of lesser known, self-proclaimed messiahs. Today many of the sects of the New Age Movement teach their followers that all have the Christ spirit within, so there are now literally millions of false christs. This was the second lie ever told. Satan told Eve: "... Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. " (Genesis 3:4-5)
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS:
The frequency and intensity of wars has greatly increased since the early 20th Century! The two greatest wars in all history were fought during the 20th Century! World War II was by far the greatest war in history. It has been estimated that during World War II that 73,000,000 people, both military and civilian, died world wide. Since World War II we have seen 4 Arab / Israeli wars, Korea, the first U.N. war, Vietnam, a total of at least 12 limited wars in the world, 74 rebellions for independence, and 162 social revolutions." (These statistics are only up to 1981) And there were many more after that.
Planned false-flag operations in the past, like Operation Northwoods of 1962, called for operatives within the United States government to commit acts of terrorism against U.S. targets as a pretext to take the United States to war. President Kennedy's rejection of Operation Northwoods and other anti-NWO acts are likely the reason he was murdered. One or both of the two Gulf of Tonkin incidents were likely staged to get Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted President Lyndon B. Johnson authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was jeopardized by communist aggression. The most recent false-flag operation to take the USA to war was 9-11 which was also a pretext to pass laws to reduce freedom in America.
The greatest rumor of war in history, the Cold War, began in 1948. On March 31, 1948 the Soviet Union (USSR) in Germany began controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin. Then on June 24, 1948 the Communist forces with 30 military divisions cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin. The Soviets had been harassing the French, British and American authorities in Berlin for weeks, trying to force them from the city. When all surface routes to the city were blockaded it prompted the United States to organize the massive Berlin airlift. The massive effort to re-supply the 2 million West Berliners began on June 26, 1948. In spite of the enormous human and financial cost, "Operation Vittles" supplied food, fuel and hope to beleaguered citizens until the Soviet barricades were finally lifted on May 12, 1949. The Cold War, however, continued for 41 more years. It ended with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (a member of the infamous Club of Rome), and the reunification of Germany was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.
Since then, and well before, a more subtle war has been waged against America and the world by NWO proponents.
In 1948 commercial television network programming began. It has proven to be not only the greatest propaganda tool ever invented, but also the greatest propagator of "rumors of wars."
Over 2,000,000,000 of the worlds inhabitants go to bed hungry each night. Thousands are dying painful deaths, while scores of others are too numb with hunger to realize what is happening. A billion people are malnourished. About 350 years ago there were only about 500,000,000 people on the Earth; today that many are starving to death. The world reached a billion people around 1850. It took only 80 years or so for the next doubling. In 1985 the population was four billion, in 2000 it was over six billion, and now in 2012 we have seven billion people alive on the Earth!
There are at least four reasons for famine:
1. God's curse on the Earth (Gen. 3:17-19; Rom. 8:20-22). This is a minor cause.
2. Big business and government taking the farm land out of the hands of the farmer, and regulating farm production.
3. It is the natural after effect of war. This is a major cause.
4. Deliberate efforts by New World Order elitists to reduce world population. This is a major cause.
THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES:
On March 22, 1980 at the highest point in Elbert County in northeastern Georgia stands the strangest monument in America.
In June 1979 an anonymous man using the pseudonym of R. C. Christian visited the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and indicated that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to mankind with a granite edifice to transmit their message. The edifice contains a New World Order announcement from a covert group intent on:
1. Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
2. Promoting environmentalism.
3. Establishing a world government.
4. Promoting a new spirituality.
This American Stonehenge has 4 massive slabs of polished granite in a star pattern. They are each 16 feet tall, weighing over 20 tons, and they support a 25,000-pound capstone. On the 4 edges of the capstone in 4 ancient languages (Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek & Sanskrit) is found this sentence engraved, "Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason." In 8 languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) on the front and back of each of the 4 slabs is engraved the following ten satanic commandments:
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF GUIDESTONES:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
|-- Georgia Guidestones, erected on 3/22/80 (322 is the number of the infamus Skull & Bones) by a man using the pseudonym of R. C. Christian (A legendary figure of the 17th century, perhaps allegorical, who founded the RosiCrucian Order). Both the Order of Skull & Bones and the Rosicrucian Order originated in Germany.|
"And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, ... and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." (Revelation 11:18)
During the Tribulation God will destroy the New World Order, lift the curse, and take away all the other causes of famine after He judges the world for sin. But before this, during the first half of the seven year Tribulation it will take a days wages just to buy a pint of grain. The New World Order will see to it that many will have enough to live from day to day. Most, however, will be murdered by intentional infection with diseases, chemical poisoning, violence, and famine. The plans and efforts to reduce world population are already in the works. Here are the views of the elite of the Club of Rome and U.N. on the subject:
"The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man." -- Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point, 1974
"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. ... We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions." -- Paul Ehrlich in The Population Bomb, Member of the Club of Rome
"... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion. -- Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind, 1976
"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it's full complement of species, returning throughout the world." -- Dave Foreman, Co-founder of Earth First! and member of the Club of Rome
World population needs to be decreased by 50% -- Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, chairman of Kissinger Associates, member of the Club of Rome
We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there arent enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage. -- Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, member of the Club of Rome
A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal. -- Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor, member of the Club of Rome
"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it." -- Jacques Cousteau, Former French naval officer and explorer, member of the Club of Rome
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." -- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, member of the Club of Rome
"... an 'agricultural world' in which most human beings are peasants, should be able to support 5 to 7 billion people. ... In contrast, a reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible." -- United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment (lines 1782-1786), 1994 R.T. Watson (Chair) and 1500 experts; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995
First identified early in March 1918, a Spanish Flu epidemic spread worldwide by October 1918, killing at least 50 million people. It was the first worldwide pandemic on all continents, and infected about one-third of the world's population (about 500 million persons). Unusually deadly and extremely infectious, it ended nearly as quickly as it began, vanishing completely within 18 months. This likely marked the first of an ever increasing series of pestilences foretold by the Lord Jesus.
Some Viral Hemorrhagic Fever causing agents like Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever are highly contagious and deadly diseases, with the theoretical potential to become pandemics.
Today diseases that were thought to be defeated are coming back. Cholera, tuberculosis, diphtheria, bubonic (black) plague, schistosomiasis (snail fever), malaria, and other diseases which had been pushed back and some even thought to have been eradicated are on the rebound. Some of the top killers are heart disease, cancer, stroke, and cirrhosis of the liver.
However, the top on going killer pandemic of HIV, the AIDS virus, is the #1 killer of all history. It eclipses all others. In just 22 years after it was first introduced into humans around 1970 it became the #1 killer in 1992. It's the most dangerous disease ever, to this point in history. There is no cure, it is 100% lethal. AIDS is not an epidemic, but the greatest pandemic ever known to man. Here are some liberal estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), but in reality the cases are much higher than these: world wide there are 14 million infected and awaiting death (9 million in Africa, 2 million in Asia, 1.5 million in South America, 1 million in North America, and .5 million elsewhere in the world). These figures do not include the millions who have already died with AIDS. The WHO estimate a rise to 30 million - 40 million by the year 2000." HIV victims are mostly homosexuals, drug abusers, and those who engage in sex outside of the marriage bond. (1995 Medical And Health Annual, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, Chicago, Il, 1994, pp. 53, 215-216) Despite improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS pandemic claimed between 2.4 and 3.3 million lives in 2005.
All 5 components of the Beginning of Sorrows should be obvious, but the increase in earthquakes is the easiest to demonstrate.
The year 1948 began a clear upsurge in earthquakes. On June 26, 1948 an earthquake struck Fukui, Japan killing 3,769 and injuring 22,203, and again on October 6, 1948 a 7.3 earthquake hit Ashgabat, Turkmenistan killing an estimated 110,000 people.
One might say that the detection and reporting of earthquakes has improved recently over those centuries of the past. Granted, so we will look at quakes all the way to 2011.
First look at the quakes from 1890 to 2009 that measured over 6 on the Richter scale to see if these have increased.
From 1890 to 1899 there was 1 quake.
From 1900 to 1909 there were 3.
From 1910 to 1919 there were 2.
From 1920 to 1929 there were 2.
From 1930 to 1939 there were 5.
From 1940 to 1949 there were 51.
From 1950 to 1959 there were 475.
From 1960 to 1969 there were 1,056.
From 1970 to 1979 there were 1,184. 
From 1980 to 1989 there were 1,085. 
From 1990 to 1999 there were 1,492. 
From 2000 to 2009 there were 1,611. 
The record shows an increase in seismic activity, and when quakes of over 5 on the Richter scale are added, it is even clearer. When 5.0 - 5.9 Richter quakes are factored in to the 90's and 00's above, the increase becomes even more dramatic:
From 1990 to 1999 there were 1,4801. 
From 2000 to 2009 there were 1,7209. 
And there is even more graphic proof for recent years:
Magnitude 2001 to 2005 2006 to 2010
8.0 to 9.9 5 8
7.0 to 7.9 66 72
6.0 to 6.9 669 783
5.0 to 5.9 6836 9374
4.0 to 4.9 49799 54268
57375 64505 
Finally, for 2010 and 2011 the number of Quakes are as follows:
Magnitude 2010 2011
8.0 to 9.9 1 1
7.0 to 7.9 22 18
6.0 to 6.9 150 170
5.0 to 5.9 1983 2058
4.0 to 4.9 10383 11457
12529 13704 
Earthquake Statistic Notes:
1. Stats up to the end of 1979 are from Prophecy In The News:
Vol. 9, No.1 (Jan. 89)
Vol. 14, No. 2 (Feb. 94)
Vol. 16, No. 6 (Jun. 96)
Vol. 16, No. 10 (Oct. 96)
2. Summary of earthquake stats from 1980 to 2009
3. USGS Worldwide Earthquake stats for 1990 to 1999
4. USGS Worldwide Earthquake stats for 2000 to 2011
Keep in mind that in order for the "Beginning of Sorrows" prophecy to be in fulfillment all five components (false christs, wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes) must be occurring and increasing simultaneously. That is the key to the Lord's prophecy of Matthew 24:4-8. Other than that it is not a fulfillment. All 5 of the parts of the prophetic sign of the "Beginning of Sorrows" of Matthew 24 have clearly been in effect at least since 1948, and continue year by year in our day. This is strong evidence that we are living in the last days just before the Second Coming of Christ.
But not only the "Beginning of Sorrows" in is fulfillment, but three other major prophetic signs are also in fulfillment showing the nearness of Christ's "coming, and of the end of the world" as we know it (Matthew 24:3). Again they are:
1. The re-establishment of the nation of Israel (Matthew 24:32-34).
2. The increase in knowledge and travel (Daniel 12:3).
3. The New World Order: Consisting of 1) One World Government, 2) One World Religion, 3) One World Economic System (Revelation 13:1-18).
There are other Bible prophecies also, but time does not allow to pursue them at this time.
"And God said, LET THERE BE LIGHTS in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS,
and for SEASONS, and for days, and years." (Genesis 1:14)
"These are the FEASTS of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their SEASONS." (Leviticus 23:4)
The Meanings of The Words "SEASONS" & "SIGNS" in The Bible:
1. The basic meaning of the Hebrew word translated “seasons” in Genesis 1:14 and Leviticus 23:4 is “set time” or “time appointed” and it is translated as such (examples below). In Leviticus 23:4 it is translated both as "feasts" and "seasons" in the same verse.
Psalms 104:19: "He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down." (cf. Exodus 13:10; Numbers 9:2-3, 7, 9:7, 13, 28:2; Deuteronomy 16:6; 1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4, 8:13, 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Nehemiah 10:33; Ezekiel 45:17; Isaiah 1:14; Hosea 2:11)
Daniel 11:35: "And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. (cf. Genesis 18:14; Exodus 23:15; Joshua 8:14; 1 Samuel 20:35; Jeremiah 46:17; Daniel 8:19, 11:27, 29)
Psalms 102:13: "Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come." (cf. Genesis 17:21, 21:2; Exodus 9:5; 1 Samuel 13:8; 2 Samuel 20:5)
2. The Hebrew word translated "signs" in Genesis 1:14 is found in 77 verses of the Old Testament. It is also translated "mark" (Gen. 4:15), "token" (Numbers 17:10), "ensign" (Numbers 2:2), and "miracles" (Numbers 14:22). It can be a man made banner or ensign, natural phenomenon such as a rainbow or miraculous signs. It is a signal, a distinguishing mark, a warning, or proof of something; it is one thing that points to or signifies something else.
Genesis 9:13: "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth."
Genesis 17:11: "And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you."
Exodus 4:8-9: "And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign [a rod that turned to a serpent], that they will believe the voice of the latter sign [Moses' hand that turned white]. And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land."
Exodus 7:3: "And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt."
Exodus 12:13: "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt."
Jeremiah 10:2: "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." (cf. Ps. 65:8)
"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. ... And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:25, 28)
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." (Joel 2:30-31)
"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." (Revelation 6:12)
There is a rare astronomical phenomenon called a Lunar Tetrad which consists of a set of four consecutive total lunar eclipses (Blood Moons).
Here we are concerned with three tetrads. There were two tetrads one in 1949 / 1950 and another in 1967 / 1968, and there is another coming up in 2014 / 2015. The pattern of these tetrads is that they fall on the first and last of the 7 Biblical feast enumerated in Leviticus 23 which are:
14th of Nisan
15 - 21 Nisan
The First day of the Week (Sunday) after Passover
7 Sabbaths after Firstfruits on the First day of the Week
1st of Tishrei
10th of Tishrei
15 - 21 Tishrei
The re-establishment of Israel as a nation is a major theme in Bible Prophecy, and likewise the re-occupation of Jerusalem is prophesied in the Bible.
Here is the breakdown of the 3 most recent tetrads that have or will occur during the first and last of the 7 feasts of Israel follow:
1. The Tetrad of 1949 & 1950 is tied to the rebirth of Israel after 1,878 years on May 14, 1948:
|April 13, 1949||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 7, 1949||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 2, 1950||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|September 26, 1950||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
The Israeli War for Independence (15 May 1948 - 10 March 1949): As repeatedly prophesied in the Bible, Israel returned to her ancestral homeland. After declaring her independence on May 14, 1948 Israel was attacked by 9 Islamic nations which possess 187 times more land than tiny Israel. Ill equipped, Israel initially had only 10,489 rifles, 3,554 machine-guns and 764 mortars; no military aircraft, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, anti-tank or anti-aircraft weapons, or even heavy machine guns. Israel defeated the combined forces of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Yemen, Sudan, the Arab League, the Holy War Army and The Muslim Brotherhood. Israel not only won the war, but also gained territory. This was nothing less than miraculous. Since then Israel has been attacked in 1956, 1967 and 1973 gaining land after each attack.
It is very interesting to note that 3 weeks before Israel declared herself a nation there was a partial eclipse on, you guessed it, Passover (23 April), and there was also a partial eclipse on Tabernacles (18 October) during the 1948 war for independence.
2. The Tetrad of 1967 & 1968 is tied to the Israeli retaking of Jerusalem after 1,897 years on June 7, 1967:
|April 24 1967||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 18, 1967||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 13, 1968||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 6, 1968||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
The Six Day War (June 5 - 10, 1967): Between Israel’s War of Independence and the Six Day War, the Syrians constantly fired artillery shells from positions in the Golan Heights upon Israeli communities. Fatah began raids into Israeli territory in early 1965, with active support from Syria entering via Lebanon or Jordan. In April 1967, after Syria heavily shelled Israeli villages from the Golan Heights, and Israel shot down six Syrian MiG fighter planes and warned Syria against future attacks. Egypt began massing troops in the Sinai Peninsula on Israel's border on May 16, 1967 and expelled UN forces from Gaza and Sinai on May 19, 1967, and took up the UN's positions at the Straits of Tiran on May 19, 1967. Israel reiterated declarations made in 1957 that any closure of the Straits would be considered an act of war, but Egypt closed the Straits to Israeli shipping on May 23, 1967. On June 5, 1967 Israel launched a large-scale surprise air strike that opened the Six-Day War. On the eve of the war, Egypt had massed about 100,000 troops in the Sinai, including 7 divisions (4 infantry, 2 armored and 1 mechanized), 4 independent infantry brigades and 4 independent armored brigades with 950 tanks, 1,100 APCs and over 1,000 artillery pieces. Syria's army had a total strength of 75,000 amassed along the Syrian border. Jordan's army had 55,000 troops and 300 tanks along it's border. In addition to Syria, Egypt and Jordan there were an additional assortment of weapons and men from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Tunisia, Sudan, and the PLO.
Israel had 50,000 troops, 214,000 reservists, 300 combat aircraft and 800 tanks against the Arab's 547,000 troops, 957 combat aircraft, and 2,500 tanks. Israel captured the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, and the West Bank and Jerusalem from Jordan in just 6 days. Again, nothing less than miraculous.
There were additional partial eclipses on the Passovers in the years prior (1966) and following (1969) the Tetrad of 67 / 68!
It cannot be denied that the Tetrads of 1949 & 1950, and 1967 & 1968 were clearly associated with major historical events in the history of God's chosen earthly people, namely the re-establishment of Israel as a nation; and the re-capture of Jerusalem. The 1949 & 1950 Tetrad began on the first Passover after the historical event, and the 1967 & 1968 Tetrad occurred during the historical event!
3. The upcoming Tetrad of 2014 & 2015 will fall on a Sabbatical Year:
|April 14, 2014||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 8, 2014||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 3, 2015||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|September 27, 2015||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
Two Solar eclipses will fall within the Tetrad in 2015: One on 29 Adar 5775 which is the day before the Religious New Year of 1 Nissan, and the other will be on 29 Elul 5775 which is the day before the Civil New Year (Tishri 1) which is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) and the day of release (Shemittah):
|March 20, 2015||Day before the New Year for the Feast Days (Nissan 1, 5775)||Total Solar Eclipse|
|September 13, 2015||Day before the Civil New Year (Tishri 1, 5776, the Shemittah)||Partial Solar Eclipse|
These Three Tetrads of the 20th & 21st Centuries that fall on the First & Last of the Feasts Point to the Year 1948:
Israel's birth year (1948) can be seen in the 3 sets of tetrads:
1. 1949 / 1950
2. 1967 / 1968
3. 2014 / 2015
By subtracting 1949 from 1968 (the first of the 1st set from the last of the 2nd set) you get 19.
By subtracting 1967 from 2015 (the first of the 2nd set from the last of the 3rd set) you get 48.
The year of Israel's re-establishment as a nation was 1948.
The number of books of the Bible can also be seen:
The Hebrew "Shemittah" (literally: release):
The Shemittah begins on the first day of the new Sabbatical Year or seven year cycle. Personal debts are considered forgiven as of the end of this 7th year. This day also ends the year long rest of the land which was mandated in the Law of Moses for the Land of Israel (Ex. 23:10-11; Lev. 25:1-7; Deut. 15:1-9, 31:10-11). The land rests during the seventh year, just as no work was to be done on the seventh day.
The first of Tishrei is when the numbered year changes, and this date is most significant for determining the Shemittah (release) and Yovel (Jubilee) years. Jubilee's come after 7 Shemittahs (49 years), at the beginning of the 50th year on the 10th of Tishrei which is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
In my research I have not yet been able to pen down the latest and next Jubilee. Some believe the last Jubilee was on September 27, 2001, and some believe it will be on September 23, 2015, just after the next Shemittah.
After having been closed for 6 days after 9/11 when the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reopened on Monday, September 17, 2001 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed down 7%, having fallen 684 points by the end of trading. It was the biggest-ever one-day point decline up until that time. By the end of the week, the DJIA had fallen 1369.7 points (14.3%), its largest one-week point drop in history. It cannot be a coincidence that by the time the NYSE closed on September 17, 2001 it was Tishrei 1, 5762 in Israel on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) which was also the Shemittah, the day of the release of debts. (See September 2001 Calendar with Biblical months, days and feast days)
But that's not all! Seven years later and on the next Shemittah on September 30, 2008, in Israel, the 29th in New York the same thing happened again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 7% again, this time having dropped 777 points. Approximately $1.2 trillion of the market value was lost. (See September 2008 Calendar with Biblical months, days and feast days)
Here is a list of the top 10 largest one-day point declines of the Dow Jones Industrial Average [DJIA] ever:
The top 3 losses in red on the above chart fell on 2 of the 7 Biblical feast days, Trumpets (a picture of the Rapture of the saved) and Tabernacles (a picture of the Millennial reign of Christ). Two others top loss days also in red fell on the Day of Atonement (a picture of the Tribulation), and on "the saddest day in Jewish history," the 9th of Av:
1. September 29, 2008 was the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) when the market lost 777 points.
2. October 15, 2008 was on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) when the market lost 733 points.
3. September 17, 2001 was the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) when the market lost 684 points.
4. October 9, 2008 was on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) when the market lost 678 points (the 5th greatest one day loss ever).
5. August 8, 2011 saw a loss of 634 points. It was the day of fasting and mourning the destruction of both Temples first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C on the 9th of Av, and again on the 9th of Av in 70 AD by the Romans.
The 21 Days of Mourning:
The Jews still observe 21 days of mourning from 17 Tammuz to 9 Av in commemoration of the Roman General Titus' breach of the outer walls of Jerusalem on 17 Tammuz, and his order on the 9th of Av (Tisha b'Av) to leveled the Temple to the ground (4 Aug 70 AD).
There were total solar eclipses for 3 years straight during the 21 days of mourning on the 1st of Av in 2008, 2009 and 2010:
August 1, 2008 (1st of Av 5768 began at sunset on August 1st and ended at sunset on the 2nd)
July 22, 2009 (1st of Av 5769 began at sundown on July 21st and ended at sunset on the 22nd)
July 11, 2010 (1st of Av 5770 began at sunset on July 11th and ended at sundown on the 12th)
Eclipses on the Feast of Purim:
In the book of Esther after, Ahasuerus, King of Persia had given command that the Jews should defend themselves against the plot of wicked Haman's Holocaust plan to destroy them they were able to defeat their enemies. Since those days till now they have celebrated Purim (Esther 9:15-19).
On 8 March, 2012 (which was the 1st of the 2 days of Purim) while verifying the lunar tetrads (4 total eclipses in a row) of 1949/50 and 1967/68 at the NASA web site I noticed that Purim frequently fell in March. I became curious as checked every time there was a lunar eclipse in March during the 20th Century. There were 22 eclipses in March during the 20th Century. All but one was on Purim which was in 1904. That month had 2 eclipses: 1 on Purim and the other on Passover.
Eclipses falling on Purim, Passover, and Tabernacle are not unusual because these feasts fall in the middle of the lunar month when the moon is full. However, the number of 22 eclipses in March is significant as we saw at the beginning of this article. It again proves that God's word is Truth.
"And God said, let there be LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years." (Genesis 1:14)
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. In all provinces except Shushan the Jews fought on the 13th & rejoiced on the 14th.|
|Passover: 14th of Nissan. There was also an eclipse on Sept. 24, 1904 which was the 1st day of Tabernacles.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): This was the 13th of Adar when the Jews were fighting for their lives. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. A day of rejoicing in the provinces.|
|Purim 2: In Shushan the Jews waged war on the 13th & 14th of Adar and observed the 15th as a day of rejoicing.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): On the 13th of Adar the Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 2 (Eve): Observed on the 16th of Adar as the day of rejoicing, because the 15th was the Sabbath day in 1923.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. Day of rejoicing.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. (Hitler rose to power as chancellor of Germany in 1933.)|
|Purim 1 (Eve): 13th of Adar. The Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. Nazis hang 10 Jews in Zduńska Wola, Poland to avenge the hanging of Haman's 10 sons. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. U. S. Sec. of State, Herter, tells PM Ben Gurion his wish to aid Israel with defensive missiles. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar. (Blood Moon).|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): 13th of Adar. The Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. This was a Total Penumbral Eclipse.|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
2011 Comets Elenin & Honda
A Russian amateur astronomer, Leonid Elenin of Lyubertsy near Moscow, discovered a magnitude 19 comet (known as C/2010 X1) on December 10, 2010 using a remotely controlled telescope situated in New Mexico, USA.
Comet Honda joined Elenin on 7 October on the eastern horizon in the Northern hemisphere. They were both around magnitude 5 or 6.
These comets were interesting Biblically for the following reasons:
1. Earth, Elenin, the Sun, and Mercury were in alignment on September 28 & 29. From the evening of 28 September to the evening of the 29th is the Biblical Feast of Trumpets, a foreshadow of the Rapture (Leviticus 23:23-25; cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Furthermore, the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly was in session from September 28th to 30th. They discussed whether to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state. The Bible gives this parting of the Land of Israel as a reason for God's judgment on the nations during the 7 year Tribulation. In the Book of the Prophet Joel God states:
"I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." (Joel 3:2)
The Rapture will occur before this, the culmination of the 7 years of God's judgment on an unbelieving world.
2. When Elenin and Honda became visible together on the night of 7 October it was the beginning of the Feast of Atonement, a picture of the 7 year Tribulation (Leviticus 23:26-32; cf. Daniel 9:27, 12:1 ; Matthew 24:21). Could these 2 comets be a piture of God's 2 Hebrew witnesses during the first half of the Tribulation? God had the Apostle John to write:
"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth." (Revelation 11:3-4)
3. When Elenin was closest to the Earth on October 16, 17 & 18 at 22 million miles (0.233 AU) it was right in the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles, a type of the Millennial reign of Christ, and the eternal state after that (Leviticus 23:33-43; cf. Revelation 20:1-6, 21:1-7).
Signs in the Heavens are Real and they Punctuate the Feast of Israel:
These signs in the sky draw our attention to the 7 prophetic feasts of the LORD. The Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the first 3 feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread and First fruits which symbolized His death, burial and resurrection. Jesus is the sinless Passover Lamb of God sacrificed for us.
PASSOVER = DEATH OF THE INNOCENT FOR OTHERS:
He gave His sinless blood: "... Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29) "... For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us." (1 Corinthians 5:7) "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:18-19)
UNLEAVENED BREAD = BURIAL OF SINLESS BODY:
The Lord used unleavened bread as a symbol of His sinless body on Passover eve: "... Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body ... which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me." (Matthew 26:26; Luke 22:19) "And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin." (1 John 3:5) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. ... For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh ..." (1 Peter 2:22, 3:18)
Leaven is a type of sin. Unlike others, Jesus was sinless, but He warned us of the leaven of hypocrisy, false doctrine, malice and wickedness: "... Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." (Luke 12:1) "... the leaven ... of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." (Matthew 16:12) "... the leaven of malice and wickedness ..." (1 Corinthians 5:8)
FIRSTFRUITS = RESURRECTION:
"... Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end ..."
PENTECOST = CHURCH AGE:
These first three "Feasts of the LORD" were fulfilled to the day by the Lord Jesus Christ at His first coming. After these comes Pentecost which represents this present Age: Leviticus 23 describes the 4th Feast:
"Even unto the morrow [1 day] after the seventh sabbath [49 days] shall ye number fifty days [meaning: Pentecost]; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD." (Leviticus 23:16-17; cf. Acts 2:1, 20:16; 1 Cor. 16:8)
The "two wave loaves ... baken with leaven" picture the Jew and Gentile believers in the churches of this Age. Although saved we are still in the flesh and therefore still sinners which is symbolized by the "leaven." In Acts 2 we have the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Christ which was 50 days beforehand. On that day "Jews and proselytes" from at least 15 nations were assembled in Jerusalem (Acts 2:9-12) for the Feast when the Apostle Peter preached the death burial and resurrection of Christ to them (Acts 2:22-36). After his preaching 3,000 Jews and Gentiles repented, received Christ, and were added to the church by baptism (Acts 2:37-41). The "two wave loaves" of Jews and Gentiles are depicted in Ephesians in these words:
"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. ... Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." (Ephesians 2:11-14, 19-20; cf. Col 3:11; Rom 2:28-29)
This present Church Age, "The Dispensation of the Grace of God," has been in the process of fulfillment since the first coming and will continue till He returns for all the believers of this Age (Ephesians 3:1-7, cf. 1:10; 1 Cor. 9:17: Col. 1:25). Then "the things which shall be hereafter," as the Apostle John called them, will commence with the Rapture of all believers of our Dispensation (Revelation 1:19, 4:1).
TRUMPETS = RAPTURE
The Rapture is typified by the Feast of Trumpets.
"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: 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. ... For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 5:9-10; cf. 1:9-10)
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." (1 Corinthians 15:51-54)
However, Church Age believers may not necessarily be raptured on the Feast of Trumpets, because the Lord Jesus told us:
"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:13, cf. 24:36, 44, 50; Mark 13:32; Luke 21:, Acts 1:7, 1 Thess. 5:1-2)
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36; cf. Rom. 4:3-5; 2 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-10)
ATONEMENT = TRIBULATION:
The Tribulation will have a clearly marked beginning. It will begin when a world leader, the Antichrist, will confirm a covenant with many for one week of years (7 years), but in the middle of the week, at the 3 & 1/2 year point, he will break the covenant. The covenant will specify the re institution of Jewish Temple worship. The Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and sacrifices and oblations will be offered to God. God's 2 witnesses, likely Moses and Elijah, will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the first 3 & 1/2 years. Antichrist will be given full reign over the world for the last 3 & 1/2 years. Then Christ will return and destroy him and his at Armageddon.
"And he [The Beast of Revelation 13] shall confirm the covenant with many [Muslims included] for one week [7 years]: and in the midst of the week [at the 3 1/2 year point] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease [stop Jewish Temple worship], and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate .... And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall PLACE the abomination that maketh desolate." (Daniel 9:27, 11:31; cf. Rev. 6:1-2, 11:1-4; 2 Thess 2:3-4)
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy [Daniel's] people [Israel]: 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 thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." (Daniel 12:1)
"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:15-17)
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains." (Matthew 24:15-16; cf. Revelation 13:5, 7-9, 13:14-18; cf. Dan. 11:31-36, 12:11)
During just the first 1/2 of the 7 year Tribulation God will be allowing and directly causing great catastrophes upon the earth. Here are some examples:
1) Early in the Tribulation Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) and others will teem up to attack Israel, but will be destroyed by God Himself (Ezek. 38, Rev. 6:4), and as the result many will come to know Christ as Saviour (Ezek. 38:23 - 39:7).
2) Inflation will be so bad that it will take a days wages just to put food on the table for a day (Rev. 6:6).
3) Revelation 6:8 says that the rider on the pale horse will have power over "... the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth." The 1st method of killing is conventional weapons, the 2nd is famine, the 3rd and 4th methods, "death, and with the beasts of the earth" are likely germ, chemical and other advanced weapons; and bio weaponry produced with Genetics, Robotics, Information Nano technologies (GRIN technologies). Genetically enhanced animal / human monstrosities modified for military use by the New World Order's (NWO) military industrial complex. They are already working on these weaponized creatures. These are likely alluding to the NWO's stated plan to greatly reduce the population of the earth. It is also likely that there will be prison camps for the murder of the people much like the Nazis of WW II.
4) Two objects will crash into the earth. One is described as, "a great mountain burning with fire" and the other as "a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp" (Revelation 8:8, 10). One of these will kill 1/3 of the sea life and destroy 1/3 of the ships at sea; and the other will poison 1/3 of fresh water on the earth (Rev. 8:8-11).
5) Demonic creatures imprisoned in the bottomless pit since the Flood of Noah will be loosed to torment the lost (Rev. 9:1-11).
6) At the mid-point of the Tribulation "they shall PLACE the abomination that maketh desolate" (Daniel 11:31), "the image of the beast" and institute the "mark of the beast " without which "no man [may] buy or sell" (Revelation 13:14, 17, 16:2, 19:20; cf. 13:11-18)
7) "The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard ..." and "... the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days ..." (Isaiah 24:20, 30:26). "Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left." (Isaiah 24:7, cf. 24:1-5, 18-19, 30:1, 8-11, 33). "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days [the daylight hours, not the days of the 7 years] shall be shortened." (Matthew 24:21-22)
8) At least 1/2 of earth's population will die during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation (Rev. 6:8, 9:15), and only a relatively small number of saved people will go into the Millennium (Matt. 25:31-46).
"And his [Christ's] feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south." (Zechariah 14:4)
TABERNACLES = MILLENNIUM:
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." (Revelation 20:1-6)
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. ... There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." (Isaiah 11:6-9, 65:20)
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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. 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. 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 for ever and ever." (Revelation 20:7-10)
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3:13-14)
More can be found on prophetic significance of the 7 Feasts of the LORD here.
Judging from what has happened in the past, the first 3 feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread & Firstfruits) having been fulfilled by Jesus Christ at His first coming; and 60 some odd years ago Israel becoming a nation again, being testified to by the sign of 4 blood moons in the heavens (a lunar tetrad) and likewise 40 some odd years ago when Israel regained control over her eternal capital, Jerusalem, again being attested to by 4 blood moons; these and all the lunar eclipses in March during the 20th Century falling on Purim, except in 1904 which had one on Purim and another on Passover; plus the events of the passing of comets Elenin and Honda occurring on the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. All these validateable events are indicators that the last three feasts (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) will likewise be fulfilled.
The 2 lunar tetrads that began in 1949 and 1967 marked the 2 most important dates in Israel's modern history.
The one that will begin in 2014 will likely punctuate another significant prophetic event for Israel and perhaps the world. It may signal the beginning of the Tribulation! Only God knows.