Sequence of events leading to Armageddon!

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    wannabe posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:39:17 GMT(11/28/2012)

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    Sequence of events leading into Armageddon!

    Those of us, who are close students of the Bible, know that this final sealing of the Heavenly calling, is still being done by this Angel with the seal of the living God, and will continue to be done until these four Angels release these four winds of World destruction. That being the case, the full number of the Heavenly calling, is not yet done to completion, as others are yet to be sealed by this Angel, with this marking seal.

    Notice how the Apostle John describes this final sealing work, just prior to the outbreak of the Great Tribulation, foretold by Jesus: .............

    1 "After his I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrising, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a great voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel" ... [Revelation 7:1-4] [ASB]

    We know, the great tribulation foretold by Jesus had to be cut short to save the lives of the few remaining ones of the seed of the heavenly Woman, described as follows: ....

    21 ..." 'for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.'" [Matthew 24:21,22] Notice, next, exactly what it is, that is the direct cause of this foretold great tribulation:

    7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels; 8 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. 10 And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying:

    "Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.

    12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. "Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time." [Revelation 12:1-12]

    13 "And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man child. 14 And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus" ...

    As we might have expected, satan, upon being cast down to our earth, is the one to bring this, "Woe for the earth and for the Sea," and knowing that his time is short, with extreme hatred for Jehovah's Heavenly Woman, he maneauvers his own seed in among these nations of the earth, to murder and persecute the last remaining ones of the seed of the Heavenly Woman, during the great tribulation foretold by Jesus. Creating the need for those days to be cut short, to save the lives of the surviving remnant of the Heavenly Woman. Next, Jesus explains:

    9 "Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake." [Matthew 24:9]

    We noted in the preceding, that it is Michael and his Angels involve themselves in this war with satan and his Angels, and to prove that Jesus and Michael are one and the same person; one needs only to look at Revelation 19:11-16-- Verse 11 tells us, in part: ..."he judges and carries on War in righteousness." In verse 16 we learn, 'he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.' In Reveation 6:2 speaking about this same King, we read: "And Look! a White Horse; and the one seated upon it had a Bow, and a crown was given him, and he went forth conquering and to complete his conquest." We know, too, that Jesus is the appointed Judge of both the living and the dead. [2Timothy 4:1]

    Holding all of those credentials, as he does, Michael the Archangel, and the Christ have to be, one and the same person.

    As well, we also know that the Father, 'has commited all the judging to the Son.' [John 5:22] So, with that in mind, when Michael stands up, the great prince, we know that the Christ has taken Kingdom Power. Read again these following words:

    "Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night. "

    [Daniel 12:1]

    In-as-much as the great tribulation foretold by Jesus has not erupted on this earth, even up to this present moment in time this Angel doing this sealing work, has not as yet done his work to completion, for even yet more are to be sealed in their foreheads for heavenly life in the spirit realm. So, those four Angels continue to restrain those four winds of World destruction. However, we have learned, up to this point, that when those four Angels release those four winds, simultaneously with, that, a War will be being fought in heaven, with satan and his demons being cast down to our earth, and that event will trigger the great tribulation, that had to be cut short. We notice, too, with John's account, when satan is cast down to our earth, God's Kingdom will then be operational, with the Christ holding his authority over it. Notice Matthews description of this event:

    29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].31 And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect (His chosen ones) from the four winds, [even] from one end of the universe to the other." Matthew 24:29-31 [Amplified Bible (AMP)

    The Apostle Paul will explain this more fully, next:

    15 "We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with [employing] the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever." [1Thessalonians 4:15-17] [NLB]

    This War, now in Heaven, clearly shows us, that Jesus, now, is in War mode, and at this point, these following words of the Psalmist have now come to pass; for there we read the following:

    110 "Jehovah saith unto my Lord, [Jesus] Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 Jehovah will send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion: [saying] "Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies." [Psalm 110:1,2 ASB] We know, for an absolute fact, that satan, was not only Jehovah's great adversary, but also the one foretold to deliver the heel-wound to the Christ, which he did at the crucifiction of the Christ, in the first century. [Genesis 3:15] [Acts 2:33]

    An interesting point surfaces here; the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society, will tell us that the Christ has been invisibly present ever since the year 1914, but does not the words of the Psalmist contradict that claim? According to that very scripture, the Christ could not make a move, until his Father makes his enemies a footstool for his feet. Then, was to tell him: "Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies." According to that, he is still sitting there waiting for those words to see fulfillment. So, how could he possibly be, invisibly present in the year 1914? That is absolutely, not even possible. Then, too, it must be remembered, that Jesus does not come into kingdom power, until, as Matthews acount says; "After the tribulation of those days." Those days, I would remind everyone, have not even begun as yet, they still lay directly ahead of us. So, as yet, he is not in Kingdom power as they make claim. Not invisibly! Not in any way, shape, or form.

    Keep in mind, too, All of the Christ's Angels are now with him, as well, all those, 'called chosen and faithful,' who would be with him, taking part in the War of the Great Day Of God The Almighty at the Battle of Armageddon. [Revelation 16:13-16; 17:14]

    12 "At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince [Jesus] who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever." [Daniel 12:1-3 ESV]

    In this scenario, it is seen, that the tribulation Jesus spoke about was cut short to save the lives of the chosen ones, that he came into kingdom power after the tribulation of those days, which tells us the time of World peril Daniel speaks about, is an extension of the tribulation Jesus spoke about, but leads right into the War of the Great Day of God the Almighty at Armageddon. Listen now to the words of the Prophet Daniel: ........

    12 "At that time shall arise Michael, [In Kingdom Power] the great prince who has charge of your people. [Jesus] And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever." [Daniel 12:1-3]

    The Prophet Jeremiah, next reports on this unequelled time of trouble, Jesus, and Daniel spoke about, in these next following words:

    31 "A noise shall come even to the end of the earth; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked,

    he will give them to the sword,

    saith Jehovah.32 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth. 33 And the slain of Jehovah shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the face of the ground.34 Wail, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, ye principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and ye shall fall like a goodly vessel. 35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. 36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture. 37 And the peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the fierce anger of Jehovah." [Jeremiah 25:31-37] [ASV]

    These words of Jeremiah are another example of the Watchtower Societies flawed reasoning, for when dealing with the composite sign of the coming of Christ, without exception the will skip verse 6 of Matthew 24, and zero right in on Matthew 24:7 explaining that Matthew 24:7 is applied to the outbreak of World War One, where we are told: "Nation will rise against Nation and Kingdom against Kingdom." Following that, World War Two! But notice what verse six has to say: "You are going to hear of Wars and reports of Wars; see that you are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet!" From the year 1914 we have had, Two World Wars, and reports of Wars; even now we hear about Wars, and actually see Wars going on all around us. As well, do we not hear of reports of Wars on a daily basis? But has the end come yet? Absolutely not! Which means, of necessity, Matthew 24:7 is yet ahead of us. Does not Jeremiah tell us that very same thing? Read it again!

    "Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth. Does not Ezekiel tell us the very same thing? Notice what Ezekiel reported on, next: ........

    21 "And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother." [Ezekiel 38:21 ASV] Worldwide madness!

    What might be the reason for every mans sword to be turned against his own brother? Could it be because of what John reveals next, in his Revelation?

    16 "And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her utterly with fire.17 For God did put in their hearts to do his mind, and to come to one mind, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished.18 And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city,

    which reigneth over the kings of the earth."

    [Revelation 17:16-18] (ASV)

    4 "I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.5 For her iniquities (her crimes and transgressions) are piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her wickedness and [her] crimes [and calls them up for settlement].6 Repay to her what she herself has paid [to others] and double [her doom] in accordance with what she has done. Mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed [for others].7 To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow—8 So shall her plagues (afflictions, calamities) come thick upon her in a single day, pestilence and anguish and sorrow and famine; and she shall be utterly consumed (burned up with fire), for mighty is the LORD [Jehovah] God Who judges her." [Revelation 18:4-8] [AMP].

    Notice, now, what is said about the riches of the Pope's of Vatican City, being the richest individual of the Twentieth Century, enough to shock anyone senseless; read on:

    ..."When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the Wealth of the Catholic Church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment. "The Catholic Church is the biggest financial power, Wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, Corporation, Bank, giant Trust, Government or State of the whole Globe. The Pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century.

    No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars."

    "The Patrimony of St. Peter had become, not a modest sum of liquid money to be "distributed to the destitute," but the accumulated wealth of a rich religious system determined to become even richer in the years ahead."

    Do the Popes of the Vatican City fit this following description, as well? Notice these next words taken from John's Revelation: ....

    18 "And this woman you saw in your vision represents the great city that rules over the kings of the world." [Revelation 17:18] [NLT] Give your consideration to these next following words:

    "At this point this most spectacular of all forgeries makes its official appearance: the Donation of Constantine. Purporting to have been written by the Emperor Constantine himself, it emerged from nowhere. The document with one master stroke

    put the popes above kings, emperors and nations, made them the legal heirs to the territory of the Roman Empire, which it granted to them, lock stock, and barrel, and gave to St. Peter - or rather to St. Silvester and his successors - all lands to the West and beyond,

    indeed, all lands of the planet."

    What more proof is needed? Is not, the Catholic Church, headed by the Pope's, the richest Religious Organization on this earth today? Do they not have a Kingdom over the Kings of the earth, as John Prophesied? Read about what will happen to their great riches, next:

    15 "The merchants who became wealthy by selling her these things

    will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will weep and cry out,16 "How terrible, how terrible for that Great City! [Vatican City] She was clothed in finest purple and scarlet linens, decked out with gold and precious stones and pearls!17 In a single moment all the wealth of the city is gone!"

    And all the Captains of the merchant ships and their passengers and sailors and crews will stand at a distance." [Revelation 18:15-17] [NLT] Read about her affect on the Kings of the Earth, and their terror of her fall:

    9 "And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury 10

    They will stand a long way off,

    in terror of her torment, and they will cry, Woe and alas, the Great City, the Mighty City, Babylon! [Vatican City] In one single hour how your doom (judgment) has overtaken you! Also the Traveling merchants of the earth will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her charred remains." [Revelation 18:9,10] [NLT] [Revelation 18:9-14] Oh! There's more!

    19 "And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and grieved, exclaiming, Woe and alas, for the great city, [Vatican City] where all who had ships on the sea grew rich

    [through her extravagance] from her great wealth! In one single hour she has been destroyed and has become a desert!"

    [Revelation 18:19] [AMP] [Ezekiel 27:30-36] [AMP]

    22 "The sound of harps, singers, flutes, and trumpets will never be heard in you again. No craftsmen and no trades will ever be found in you again.The sound of the mill will never be heard in you again.23 The light of a lamp will never shine in you again.

    The happy voices of brides and grooms will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the greatest in the world, and you deceived the nations with your sorceries. [False Teachings] 24 In your streets flowed the blood of the prophets and of God’s holy people and the blood of people slaughtered all over the World." [Revelation 18: 22-24] [NLT] [Matthew 23:33-36]

    8 "Then another angel followed him through the sky, shouting, "Babylon is fallen—that great city is fallen—because she made all the nations of the world drink the wine of her passionate immorality." [Spiritual Adultery] [Revelation 14:8] [NLT]

    Notice! Not all, will be weeping and wailing at her fall:

    20 Rejoice over her fate, O heaven and people of God and apostles and prophets! For

    at last God has judged her for your sakes.21 "Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a huge millstone. He threw it into the ocean and shouted, Just like this, the great city Babylon [Vatican City] will be thrown down with violence and will never be found again."

    [Revelation 18:20,21] (NLT) For that! Praise Jehovah! All Praise to our God Jehovah!

    Now we know, who the Mother of the Harlots is, but who takes the positions of these other Harlots spoken about in John's Revelation? Notice, first, how Jehovah addressed, the Israelite Nation, who he had husbandly ownership of, as his Wife:

    30 "How weak [is] thy heart, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In thy doing all these, The work of a domineering whorish woman." [Ezekiel 16:30] YLT] So, we can say, that the Israelite Nation was the type, while the over Ten Thousand divided Religions of Christendom, is the Anti-type. As much a domineering prostitute, as the Israelite Nation ever was.

    What will be their fate, since the great City Babylon was thrown down with violence? Notice the following:

    "Why do the nations plan rebellion? Why do people make their useless plots? Their kings revolt, their rulers plot together against the Lord [Jehovah] and against the king he chose. [Jesus] "Let us free ourselves from their rule," they say; "let us throw off their control." [Psalms 2:1-3] [GNT]

    Of course taking these actions, will bring about the following:

    34 "Wail, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, ye principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and ye shall fall like a goodly vessel.35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture.37 And the peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the fierce anger of Jehovah.38 He hath left his covert, as the lion; for their land is become an astonishment because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword, and because of his fierce anger." [Jeremiah 25: 34-38] [ASV]

    While they are turning on each other like a pack of wild Wolves, is the time for Jehovah to involve himself. Note the following:

    "And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And with pestilence and with blood will I enter into judgment with him; and I will rain upon him, and upon his hordes, and upon the many peoples that are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Jehovah." [Ezekiel 38:21-23] [ASV]

    Only prior to this blood-letting, while they are fighting for supremecy, notice the stand taken by the kings of the earth and the World Rulers:

    2 "The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us." [Psalms 2:2,3] [ASV] This is when, the idea of doing away with every Religion on this earth, will be their aim.

    What effect does this have on Jehovah? He finds them very humorous, as these next words will show:

    "He Who sits in the heavens laughs. The Lord makes fun of them. Then

    He will speak to them

    in His anger and make them afraid, saying, 6 "But as for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy mountain." [Psalms 2:4-6] [NLV]

    We can see from the following, that speaking to them in his anger, is in the literal sense, and all the Governmental Authorities World-Wide, will actually hear Jehovah telling them that he has set his King on Heavenly Mount Zion, and that all of their power and authority is now terminated.

    25 "So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking [to you now]. For if they [the Israelites] did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned and divinely instructed them [here] on earth [revealing with heavenly warnings His will], how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes [us] from heaven?26 Then [at Mount Sinai] His voice shook the earth, but now He has given a promise: Yet once more I will shake and make tremble not only the earth but also the [starry] heavens." [Hebrews 12:25,26] [AMP]

    Hag. 2:6.

    19 "And they said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we will listen. But don’t let God speak directly to us, or we will die!" [Exodus 20:19] [NLT]

    Give this some thought! There are over Ten Thousand divided religions that cover our earth at this time, from one end of our earth clear to the other end. They encompass, our entire globe. Recall, now, if you will, this following point, already covered:

    2 "The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us." [Psalms 2:2,3] [ASV] This is when, the idea of doing away with every Religion on this earth, will be their aim, and when they do that enmass, it will create this figurative earthquake that will rock this earth from end to end. John will next describe this earthquake, for us, in his Revelation:

    18 "And there followed lightning flashes, loud rumblings, peals of thunder, and a tremendous earthquake; nothing like it has ever occurred since men dwelt on the earth, so severe

    and far-reaching was that earthquake.19 The mighty city was broken into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And God kept in mind mighty Babylon, to make her drain the cup of His furious wrath and indignation." [Revelation 16:18,19] [AMP]

    Notice once again these following words, penned by Jeremiah:

    34 "Wail, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, ye principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and ye shall fall like a goodly vessel.35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture.37 And the peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the fierce anger of Jehovah.38 He hath left his covert, as the lion; for their land is become an astonishment because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword, and because of his fierce anger." [Jeremiah 25: 34-38] [ASV] Recall, now, this following scenario, to mind:

    "Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth. Does not Ezekiel tell us the very same thing? Notice what Ezekiel reported on, next: ........

    21 "And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother." [Ezekiel 38:21 ASV] Worldwide madness! Look, what transpires next in John's Revelation:

    17 "Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,18 That you may feast on the flesh of rulers, the flesh of generals and captains, the flesh of powerful and mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and

    the flesh of all humanity, both free and slave, both small and great!19 Then I saw the beast and the rulers and leaders of the earth with their troops mustered to go into battle and make war against Him Who is mounted on the horse and against His troops.20 And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.21 And the rest were killed with the sword that issues from the mouth of Him Who is mounted on the horse, and all the birds fed ravenously and glutted themselves with their flesh." [Revelation 19:17-21]

    The Prophet Zephaniah shows us all the end results of these sequences of events leading right into the war of the great day of God the Almighty at Armageddon; and these final words should sober any reading these following words of Zephaniah; and should, if taken seriously, strike great fear into the hearts of all mankind; who have, for the most part ignored Jehovah's warnings delivered by his faithful prophets today; so if you've never listened before, listen closely now to the words penned by Zephaniah, in these following words: "The Great Day of Jehovah is near, and there is a hurrying of it very much. The sound of the Day of Jehovah is bitter. There a mighty man is letting out a cry, [in sheer terror]. That Day is a Day of fury, a Day of distress and of anguish, a Day of Storm and of desolation, a Day of darkness and of gloominess, a Day of clouds and of thick gloom, a Day of horn and alarm signal, against the fortified cities and against the high corner towers. And I will cause distress to mankind, and they certainly will walk like blind men; because it is against Jehovah that they have sinned. And their blood will actually be poured out like dust, and their bowels like the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the Day of Jehovah's fury; but by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be devoured, because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth." [Zephaniah 1:14-18] [Revelation 16:13-16] Yes! It is very near!

    "And when it comes true ---Look! it must come true--they will also have to know that a Prophet himself had proved to be in the midst of them!" [Ezekiel 33:32,33] ... "And they certainly will hear your words but there are none doing them!" Think about that!

    Writer: William James Parker

    E-mail: broncobuster363@gmail.com

    Larsinger58 posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:43:08 GMT(11/28/2012)

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    Nice to draw attention to this. But...

    For one, the 'great tribulation" of Matthew and Mark are not the same as the "great tribulation" of Revelation. Note Matt 24:29 says, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days....the sign of the son of man will appear..." So this tribulation occurs before the actual second coming. This tribulation kills off most of the "holy ones" as well. Thus it is a reference to the HOLOCAUST and the "holy ones" in this case are Jews and JWs, targets of the Nazis. But not biggee.

    As far as major events before Armageddon goes, probably the biggest event is the destruction of BTG by the UN. That has not happened yet. That is, the UN has not destroyed and confiscated the funds of the Illuminti-run agencies such as the Federal Reserse, the CSF, the Trilateral Commission and other groups connected with international banking who are influencing the world through finance. That is when the nations will give up sovereignty to the UN for "a time and a season" and thus the UN will become, as prophesied the "8th king" world power.

    So one way to know Armageddon is clearly upon us is when the UN takes over world government. But the "great tribulation" might actually begin when BTG is destroyed by the UN.

    Also, note the war in heaven occurs at the time of the 2nd coming. If you are expecting the great tribulation to begin with the sealing of the last of the elect, then you must assume the 2nd coming has already occurred! That is, the 2nd coming occurs and then the sealing takes place; when the sealing is over then the "great tribulation" leading into Armageddon begins. The 2nd coming and the casting out of Satan from heaven occurred on December 25, 1992, the date of the 2nd coming. Thus for the last 20 years the sealing has been taking place. In the meantime, everything is in place right now for the UN to take over world government and world rule, so we must be very close.

    Good to keep our eyes peeled and to remain awake!

    Yan Bibiyan posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:52:43 GMT(11/28/2012)

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    A side question:

    Do you believe mental illness of various kinds has only been occurring in the last several hundred years?

    What do we do with someone who claims to be Napoleon today (hint - psych ward).....

    M Cold Steel posted Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:35:25 GMT(12/1/2012)

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    Armageddon takes place in Jerusalem. A power from the north marches on the holy city, which "spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt and in which our Lord was crucified." God calls two prophets who stand against the invaders and they stave them off for three and a half years. After that, the enemy kills them and celebrates for three and a half days. Then, quite suddenly, the prophets stand upon their feet and in the sight of their enemies, they ascend into heaven to meet the coming Savior. Zechariah describes it in chapters 12-14, Ezekiel in chapters 38-39, and John in Revelation 11. And I've never had a Jehovah's Witness or anyone else show me that Armageddon in any way, shape or form was as they describe it. In fact, how can anyone misinterpret this? " And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

    That's Armageddon, folks! It doesn't happen in New York or the world, but in Jerusalem. And it doesn't involve Jehovah's Witnesses, it involves the Jews and their ultimate conversion when their Messiah comes. Why will they mourn? Because when they see the wounds from being pierced, they're not idiots...they'll know who He is and what their fathers did to Him. Note the references to "his only son" and "his firstborn." This isn't an accident. And guess what? Armageddon is a place name, as is Hadadrimmon, which is in the valley of Megiddon. There will be mourning there, too, because that's where all but a sixth of them will be killed. In fact, it will take the Jews seven years to bury the bodies and destroy the weapons. Keep in mind that this all happened invisibly in 1914, which is why it wasn't in the papers. Ah, I'm just messin' with you. It'll happen when it happens. But gang, READ MY LIPS...you have no idea what Armageddon is. You keep reading those stupid publications that get cheap ink all over your hands and smell funny!

    If you don't believe me, 'splain it to me! I've got an open mind.

    I expect Wannabe puts these things in once a week or month, then counts it on his reports as field work if he's still active. I know he's a critic, but he can't shake the original beliefs of his handlers. He pretty much ignores anything that smacks of a discussion and pretends it doesn't exist. Of course, can't see that I blame him. It's hard for him to kick against the pricks.

    DATA-DOG posted Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:39:33 GMT(12/1/2012)

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    That post was waaayyyy toooooo loooong!!!!

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