Prophecy2021-2027four

J E Bradburn

The End of ‘This Present Evil Age’

Matthew 24:3 (KJV) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

 

They wanted to know when the age of the human misrule under Satan—which the apostle Paul refers to as this present evil age would give way to the Kingdom of Jehovah https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html

 

Galatians 1:4 (KJV) Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

 

Christ explained that His return would be preceded by great tribulation:

 

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

 

Tribulation means: (hardship; great difficulty, affliction, or distress). We are already experiencing it with Covid and the threat of withdrawing paper money

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/shipoftarshish.htm It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of suffering that will take place during a few terrifying years as we near the end of this age. The (KJV) is explicit (expressing all details in a clear and obvious way, leaving no doubt as to the intended meaning) For those of you who read the Bible; read it every day. With Covid lockdown you do not have any excuse. Prophecy portrays this time as the most violent and tumultuous (involving great excitement, confusion, and emotional agitation)  http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

 

Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

 

Mercifully, that frightening time will quickly pass, immediately after it will begin the wonderful era of the Kingdom of Jehovah, about which Daniel wrote. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm  Christ will return at the conclusion of the violent era to establish permanent peace. Why then, would Jehovah allow those days of war and chaos to occur?

 

The unseen hand of the arch-deceiver

As we have seen, the Bible warns us of Satan’s deception of mankind. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/understand.htm Through this deception he has made himself the ruler and god of this present age we now live in.  Just before Elohim or (Christ) returns, Jehovah will permit Satan to finally bring about what he started with the original city of ancient Babel or Babylon. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm

 

Genesis 11:1, 4 (KJV)

1 “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.”

4 And they said, ‘Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’”

 

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The image on the left indicates the Tower of Babel Genesis 11; the modern image at Strasbourg Europe, Political building. Tower of Babel was painted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder 

N.A.T.O. Seat of Satan https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_49284.htm

 

Satan used a man called Nimrod to organise the many small but rapidly expanding tribes of mankind into a system quite different from what Jehovah intended. Nimrod’s kingdom was the first recorded attempt to unite all people into a single empire. His ambitious effort, however, was contrary to Jehovah’s purpose.

 

Genesis 10:8-12 (KJV)

08 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.”

09 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.”

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,”

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.”

 

It was humanity’s first attempt to thwart (to prevent Jehovah’s plan from being successful) Jehovah’s desire to give each family group its own territory as an inheritance.

 

Genesis 10:32 (KJV) These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.”

 

Jehovah wanted mankind to make use of the extended family as the foundation for organisation and structure. Nimrod, however, persuaded the people of his time to reject Jehovah’s plan in favour of a single empire supported by a military force. Nimrod’s followers lacked faith in Jehovah’s protection, leadership, and way of life. They wanted to decide for themselves how the earth should be organised and governed. They preferred to remain as one people and organise themselves without family distinctions (a difference between two or more people or things, or the recognition of such a difference).

 

Genesis 11: 1—4 (KJV)

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.”

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.”

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.”

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”

 

What was Jehovah’s reaction? He intervened in the incident at the Tower of Babel and, by confusing their language, compelled earth’s early inhabitants to scatter and form separate nations as He had intended.

 

Genesis 10:6-8 (KJV)

6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.”

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.”

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.”

 

Ever since, Jehovah’s prophets have used the term Babylon as a symbolic representation of Satan’s dominion through human government, culture, and religion.

During the latter days of the kingdom of Judah, in the sixth century B.C., the ancient city of Babylon expanded its power to become the dominant regional empire under the leadership of King Nebuchadnezzar II. At the time of the end, Satan, for a brief time, will again organise several blocs of nations into significant world powers.

 

Revelation 9:16-18 (KJV)

16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.”

17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.”

18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.”

 

Revelation 17:12-13 (KJV)

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

 

The symbolic beast will rise again

Revelation 12:3 (KJV) And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”

 

It describes his attempt to destroy Christ [Elohim} shortly after his birth:

 

Matthew 2:13-21 (KJV)

13 “And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.”

14 When he arose, he took the young child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt:”

15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, ‘Out of Egypt have I called My son.’”

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.”

17 “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,”

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,”

20 Saying, ‘Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.’”

21 And he arose, and took the young child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.”

 

At length the scene shifts to the time of the end.

 

Revelation 12:12 (KJV) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

 

Revelation 13:1 (KJV) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

 

This beast reflects characteristics of four similar beasts mentioned in one of Daniel’s prophetic visions.

 

Daniel 7:1-28 (KJV)

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.”

2Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.”

3 “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.”

4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.”

5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.”

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.”

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.”

8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/wheels.htm 

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.”

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.”

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him.” https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html

14 And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/understand.htm

15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.”

16I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.”

 

17These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.”

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.”

19Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;”

22Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.”

23Thus he said, The fourth beast 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.”

24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

25And 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.

26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.”

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

28Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.”

 

The apostle John, who wrote the book of Revelation, further describes the beast as he saw it:

 

Revelation 13:2 (KJV) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

 

Satan (the Enemy) is the power behind the scenes (and his seat is NATO: World Health Organisation, amongst others). This end time political and military alliance will reflect many features of the four ancient empires that began with King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. 

The beast that you saw [having the same characteristics as the four beasts in Daniel 7, and represent ancient [Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome] was. and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition. And those left on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that then was, and is not, and yet is.

 

Revelation 17:3—5 (KJV)

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

4 “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:”

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.”

 

With the fall of Rome, that ancient system supposedly came to an end—as if mortally wounded. But its surprising revival, from the ashes of the Roman Empire, is described here in the book of Revelation.

 

Revelation 13:3 (KJV) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”

 

Notice the power and influence this satanically guided governing system will wield in the last days. (Hitler looking for the third Reich came close) Now Satan is looking for the fourth Reich and will almost achieve it). The world will fear and marvel at the enormous power of this alliance of nations. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

Have you given any credence as to what is being unveiled: Notice this political and military alliance?

 

Revelation 17:12—14 (KJV)

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

 

Another Beast

Revelation 13: 11—12 (KJV)

11 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.”

12And 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.”

 

The time of the end of Satan’s reign on earth will be marked by human suffering and man-made, also natural catastrophes unparalleled in history.

 

This beast claims to represent Christthe true Lamb of Jehovah but actually speaks for Satan concerning which people are to worship.

 

Revelation 13:3—5 (KJV)

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?’”

5 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.” [31/2 years]

 

This beast is also pictured as a fallen woman, harlot:

 

Revelation 17:3—5 (KJV)

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

4 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:”

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.”

 

The fallen woman sits on and guides the first beast (the alliance of 10kings, rulers of nations or groups of nations). She is the world’s chief advocate (to support or speak in favour of something) of Satan’s disgraceful doctrines

(a rule or principle that forms the basis of a belief, theory, or policy) [Similar to Covid] She artfully preserves the pagan mysteries—the fundamentals of ancient Babylon’s religion—in her traditions and teachings. She will be a fierce advocate of these ancient religious customs and practices at the end of this age, again making them internationally popular.

  

Who is this spiritual harlot? Revelation 17:18 (KJV) And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

 

The ancient cities of Babylon and Rome controlled vast empires, subjecting many nations and kings to their traditions and culture. Prophecy reveals that a modern city will assume a similar role at the time of the end.

This city will be powerfully influenced in this world’s religions, political, and economic arenas. By the time the fallen woman—this Babylon the Great—is destroyed by Christ, it will be the case that “all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

 

Revelation 18:3 (KJV) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”

 

This is a religious power that will influence every level of society. For a time she will be the pacesetter for the world. She is:

 

Revelation 17:1—2 (KJV)

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:”

2 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.”

 

Satan will employ the traditions and belief of this powerful city to deceive the world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm

 

Revelation 12:9 (KJV) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

Revelation 17:15 (KJV) And he saith unto me, ‘The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.’”

 

Satan will also use the leaders of these two beasts to convince the world that a new political and religious alliance is the key to lasting international peace [freedom from war, or the time when a war or conflict ends]: (if you can believe this, you can believe anything). But the entire system will be built on concepts that appeal to human reasoning, lust and vanity, while rejecting the revealed laws and ways of Jehovah. Partly for that reason, the book of Revelation aptly defines this end time advocate of Satan’s traditions as “Babylon the Great.”

 

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

 

Revelation 18:2 (KJV)And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”

 

The attitude of rulers and other people who embrace Satan’s principles are:

 

Psalm 2:1—3 (KJV)

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” [Devoid of substance or meaning].

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying,” [to install somebody officially or ceremonially in a position or office]

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” Satan’s political and religious systems are rooted in his conviction that man has the right to decide for himself what is right and wrong.

Satan will never willingly relinquish his powerful influence over mankind. This is why the world will experience the terrifying time prophesied by Christ—a time that, if not cut short, would lead to the extinction of human life.

 

Matthew 24:21-22 (KJV)

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

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

 

Satan the master deceiver, often deludes human agents into marketing his deceptive arguments. He uses them to champion his basic concepts (Something thought or imagined). At the time of the end, Satan’s philosophy will be vigorously promoted as mankind’s final hope (extremely strong and active, physically or mentally) for world peace and security. It will be championed as the world’s greatest opportunity to work together for the good of all.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:2—3 (KJV)

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

 

Scripture refers to Satan’s main advocate in the time of the end (to support or speak in favour of something) as the “man of sin”…, the son of perdition (hell itself as a location), who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God Jehovah or that is worshiped, so that he sits as god in the temple of god, showing himself that he is god.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:3—4 (KJV)

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as god sitteth in the temple of god, shewing himself that he is god.”

His efforts will be “according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. “And for this reason Jehovah will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”

 

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 (KJV)

09 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,”

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”

 

This man’s persuasive powers will be enormous. [Notice the Great White Throne accompanied by the two statues of arch angels Michael and Gabriel].

 

Tragically, multitudes from all nations will believe his clever lies. They will enthusiastically endorse the concepts of Satan introduced at the Tower of Babel. They will be thoroughly deluded into believing deceptive assurances that these satanic concepts will produce world peace and harmony.

 

A time of worldwide conflict

But those false promises of lasting peace and security will be short lived. Satan’s end-time political kingdom will have a fatal flaw that will rip its unity apart. Jehovah revealed to the prophet Daniel, that in its final phase, the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to each other, just as iron does not adhere to clay.

 

Daniel 2:42—43 (KJV)

42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.”

43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”

 

Adding to the turmoil and conflict with the kings from the east of the Euphrates River http://www.godsplan.org.uk/brexit.htm who take part in “the battle of that great day of Jehovah”

 

Revelation 16: 12-14 (KJV)

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”

13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”

14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” [Jehovah]

 

Also, many prophecies imply the end-time existence of people descended from the 12 tribes of Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/housesofisrael.htm Some of these prophesies indicate that these descendants of both the house of Israel, and the house of Judah—will become objects of Satan’s wrath.

 

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

 

Jeremiah 31: 7-10 (KJV)

07 For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.”

08 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.”

09 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

10 Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”

 

Revelation 7:2-4 (KJV)

2And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,”

3Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

 

Revelation 13 (KJV)

01And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

02 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

03 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”

04And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

05And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

06 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.”

07 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.”

08And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

09 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”

11 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.”

12And 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.”

13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”

14And 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.”

15And 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.”

16 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:

17And 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.”

18Here 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.

 

You must remember that the apostle John, in his vision concerning Satan’s part in end time events, heard a voice:

 

Revelation 12:12 (KJV) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

Satan’s intentions embody no concern for the welfare of human beings. He wants to use the factions of humanity for war, not peace. Satan knows Christ will soon return. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm  He is fully aware that his control over humanity will soon end. Therefore, Bible prophecy reveals Satan’s plans to manipulate humanity’s efforts to achieve lasting peace and unity as a tool for venting his own anger against Christ. Rather than enjoying peace and safety, mankind will fall victim to Satan’s desperation and wrath. The devil will once again pit mankind against the true God; Jehovah The armies of many nations will gather in the vicinity

of Jerusalem for the most terrifying military showdown in history.

 

Bible prophecy indicates that, as the age of man draws to a close, political and military leader will unleash violence and destruction on an unimaginable scale. Hundreds of millions will lose their lives.

 

Jerusalem is considered a holy city by three of this world’s great religions. Geographically, it is one the most strategically important locations on earth—the crossroads of the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe.

 

The battle of the great day of Jehovah http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

To assemble these armies, Satan will send:

 

Revelation 19:11—19 (KJV)

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.”

13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [Jehovah]”

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

15And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” [Jehovah]

16And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.”

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;”

18That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.”

19And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.”

 

Zechariah 14:3—4 (KJV)

3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.”

4 And his 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.”

 

Revelation 16:14 (KJV) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

 

This “great day of god Almighty; Jehovah” also called the “Day of the Lord” in the Scriptures. These terms, in this context, refer to the time just before Christ returns when Jehovah will punish a defiant humanity for its rebellion. It is the time when the nations inSatan’s system will bring on themselves the just wrath of God {Jehovah and Elohim]

 

Revelation 14:9—10 (KJV)

 09 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,’”

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”

 

A large faction in this final battle (a group that is a minority within a larger group and has interests or beliefs that are not always in harmony with the larger group)—the beast power supported by a coalition of ten rulers—will amass its armies on the plain near the ancient military stronghold of Megiddo in northern Israel.

 

Revelation 16:16 (KJV) And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

 

The very word Armageddon (the Greek form of the Hebrew Har Megiddo) has become a term for a vast and decisive battle that threatens all life on the planet. That was the point of Christ’s statement about the time of the end. Weapons of mass distinction are so powerful that life on earth can be destroyed many times over. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm

 

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

 

Without Christs intervention to rescue the world from Satan’s cunning and man’s foolishness, human life would be annihilated. Maybe this seems too much of a presupposition (To believe that a particular is true, before any proof is offered) to take seriously. But it is real. It will happen.

 

1 Thessalonians 5: 2—3 (KJV)

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”

3 For when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’”

 

When the world’s final effort for international unity to ensure “peace and safety” falls apart, a world war unlike man has ever seen will result. After a brief period of unimaginable destruction, Christ will intervene to prevent human annihilation.

 

Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

 

Jehovah will humble the nations

 

Why must the world come to this tragic state? What is Jehovah’s purpose in the cataclysmic of what the Bible calls “the great and awesome day of the Lord

 

Joel 2:31 (KJV) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”

 

Jehovah’s ultimate goal has always been to bring all people to repentance. But a repentant humanity is impossible as long as most people follow Satan’s lead in proudly exalting human opinions and traditions above the teaching of the living God Jehovah.

 

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

 

Long ago, through Isaiah, Jehovah explained what He plans to accomplish during the coming day of the Lord [Elohim]. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

Isaiah 2:12 (KJV) For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:”

 

Before returns to assume rulership over the earth, Jehovah plans to humble all people who will respond to His correction. The survivors from this brief but devastating period—especially those descended from ancient Israel and Judah—will be primarily peoples whose hearts have softened and been humbled by their experiences http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm [Judah & Ben].

 

Isaiah 2:11 (KJV) The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day Haughtiness (behaving in a superior, condescending, or arrogant way).

 

Through their trauma Jehovah will prepare a humbled people who will willingly accept Christ’s leadership and teaching when He returns. Through the prophet Zephaniah, Jehovah explained that He uses catastrophes to humble people:

 

Zephaniah 3:8—12 (KJV)

08 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, ‘until the day that I rise up to the prey: for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.’”

09 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent.”

10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My suppliants, even the daughter of My dispersed, shall bring Mine offering.”

11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against Me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of My holy mountain.”

12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.”

 

Though this passage is specifically directed toward the end-time remnant of Israel and Judah, it graphically (including a number of vivid descriptive details, especially exciting or unpleasant ones) illustrates how and why Jehovah humbles the proud and arrogant. Through the prophet Ezekiel, Jehovah explained why he urges mankind to repent and turn from sin:

 

Ezekiel 33:14—15 (KJV)

14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;”

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.”

 

Isaiah 39:20 (KJV) And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.”  Isaiah illustrates the same principle.

 

On the other hand, Jehovah promises no such rescue for those who reject His correction and refuse to repent of their arrogant and rebellious ways. They will receive no divine protection from the horrendous destruction that will ravage the earth:

 

Isaiah13:9 (KJV) Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.