THE GREAT TRIBULATION
TREATISE FOR THE BIBLICAL RULES FOR TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
Throughout history, tribulations have had a twofold purpose. One purpose is to punish
/ destroy [see Amos 9: 10] and / or convert evildoers to God. The other purpose is
to purge evil out of God’s people [see Daniel 11: 33-35 and Acts 14: 22 - also see
Romans 3: 10-31].
We can’t be exactly certain of when the great tribulation has/will begin, but we
can pretty much figure from the time when one entity (satan) claims to the world
to be God (Christ The Savior), it will roughly mark the last 5 months of this earth
age [see Genesis 7: 24 and Revelation chapter 9 verses 5 and 10]. But, through Scriptures
we can also determine nearly when the last three and one half years of the great
tribulation will start by the prophecy in Revelation 11: 2-3.
Revelation 11: 2-3
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it
is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and
two months [3-1/2 years - The second part of this prophecy has yet to be fulfilled.
The first part was fulfilled when the Islamic Al-Aqsa mosque (dome of the rock) was
built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem].
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand
two hundred and three score days [3-1/2 years - The same time period as the preceding
verse; also yet to be fulfilled], clothed in sackcloth.
Those of us who might be fearful seeing all of the uncertainty in the world today,
need to keep our hopes up and not be fearful; and absolutely do not emulate the world’s
mind set of hopelessness and rebellion against God’s plan. Yet, some who consider
themselves to be Christians are also rebelling, cursing, and lashing out at who they
perceive to be the enemy [see Ephesians 6: 10-18 and Romans chapter 13]. Remember
the Old Testament lessons of those who wanted to escape or fight against the tribulations
of their times, only became casualties of war. Through hopeless desperation some
eventually committed suicide. Those who respected God’s plan and obeyed His words
survived. Besides, we don’t want to go running off before our job is done!
WHO EXACTLY IS THE ENEMY?
(also see Psalms 119: 139)
Ephesians 6: 10-18
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness
in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand [Note: This is why we clothe ourselves
with the whole armor of God - verses 13-18. A gun is not a weapon to be used against
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth [Truth = The Word of
God (The Bible), and confidence that you are truthfully in God’s plan], and having
on the breastplate of righteousness [Note: The Lord is our Righteousness and obedience
to him is accounted as our righteousness, which means to trust in Him. That brings
a breastplate of protection - see Deuteronomy 6: 24-25 ◦ Psalms 31: 1 ◦ Jeremiah
23: 6. To be behind a breastplate means that you never step out in front of that
protective armor to do things by yourself];
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace [Note: This means
to prepare your path according to instructions from the wisdom of The Holy Bible.
Please note mention of “the gospel of peace”. Don’t be drawn into the “gospel of
war” which is so prevalent in the world today. To do so would mean that you have
taken off the protection of the breastplate of righteousness];
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked [Note: These fiery darts are evil spirited devices
projected at God’s people, such as betrayal, lies, and crooked laws. Having faith
in God is a shield of protection against such devices].
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word
of God [see Psalms 119: 142]:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
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We see from verse 12 above that the evil spirit of satan is the only enemy which
we war against and it’s always been that way. As mentioned, you can’t fight that
kind of enemy with a gun. The war is a spiritual war. Remember who Jesus’ enemies
were before and during his crucifixion? We know from Scriptures that Judas Iscariot
was controlled by the devil. Don’t forget, after Judas betrayed Jesus he repented
of his deeds. At the onset, satan began controlling Judas through the funds which
the disciples used to perform charity and buy their food with. In short, money was
the beginning of Judas’ downfall; i.e., “the love of money is the root of all evil”
[1 Timothy 6: 10]. Additionally, we know that Jesus didn’t condemn those who tortured
and crucified Him, rather He asked His heavenly Father to forgive them, because they
didn’t know what they were doing or even why they were doing it. They were under
satanic control for the purpose of finalizing the plan of Salvation. For us, battles
against satanic control are always won on the spiritual level [Revelation 12: 10-12].
Yes, Jesus won that battle by defeating satan after His death (satan is death - Hebrews
2: 14-15). Jesus imprisoned satan in the pit after His crucifixion. Jesus led captivity
into captivity (satan is the captor) and broke the bonds of death for all who would
believe in His Salvation [Ephesians 4: 8-10].
satan has been plying his craft on the kingdoms of this world throughout history
by death and war, through a perversion of:
Religion using tainted & unbalanced scales
Trade / Economy using tainted & unbalanced scales
Education / History using tainted & unbalanced scales
Government / Politics using tainted & unbalanced scales
Those perversions weaken the nations [Isaiah 14: 12]. One of the hardest times to
resist the perversion of those things is now. But, here is a caveat to the resistance.
Whenever the righteous saints went into captivity, God instructed them to be subject
to the kingdom of their captivity and not rebel against authority, EXCEPT, when it
came to obeying the commands of God and obedience to Him [see Daniel 1: 8 ◦ Daniel
3: 12-18 and verse 28 ◦ Acts 5: 29 ◦ Hebrews 11: 23 and verse 27]. But, in the great
final tribulation there is one weapon which will be used against people, and that
is there own belly (flesh). No one will be able to buy or sell unless they pledge
allegiance to the beast kingdom. If God sees us as a part of the beast kingdom, we
shall not enter into Christ’s coming Kingdom. This instance proves that it is better
to obey God rather than man [Acts 5: 29].
While examining satan and his power we need to look at pertinent Scriptures, because
satan’s power is not solely his own [see Daniel 8: 23-27]. Before I include the following
Scriptures, I need to explain the term “Assyrian”. In these verses we are not restricted
to a view of ancient Assyria, for the conditions given in these verses also indicate
latter day events. Reading Daniel chapter 11 after reading Isaiah 10: 5-15 will make
the picture more clear. It’s during the same timeframe overall.
Isaiah 10: 5-15
5 ¶O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath
will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them
down like the mire of the streets [Note: The hypocrite is one who follows God in
error. That type of people walk according to the flesh, not after The Spirit].
7 Howbeit, he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart
to destroy and cut off nations not a few [Note: This means that satan will go beyond
the judgement which God has appointed and do his own will].
8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel
them of Jerusalem and of Samaria [Note: All false religions are founded by satan.
Some of those are perverted interpretations of God’s plan];
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and
her idols [Note: As God previously judged the northern tribes of Israel for there
perversions, He has and shall also again judge Judah and Jerusalem]?
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work
upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the
king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks [Note: After God performs justice
on Jerusalem through war and captivity, He shall judge satan immediately afterwards.
Actually, God will be performing justice upon the whole world in the end times, but
Jerusalem will be the focal point].
13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for
I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their
treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man [Note: satan’s
pride fills his heart after he joins all nations together under his banner. At this
time he controls the worldwide economy. We see the preparation of that now]:
14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth
eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved
the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw
magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against
them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no
wood [Note: We see here that satan is a tool of judgement in God’s hand. satan begins
to feel as if that power granted to him is his own - see Daniel 8: 23-27].
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At any rate, these are exciting times for the end time Christian; sad at times when
we see the deception upon people who accept everything fed to their senses, but we
can’t force Christ, wisdom, or morals upon anyone. Many prophets and Spiritual elders
would have loved to have this opportunity to make a stand for God during the greatest
tribulation the earth will ever see. Why? ... They knew we are not on earth as human
beings for our own purposes [see 2 Corinthians 5: 15 and 1 Peter 4: 1-2]. We are
part of a very large design which has been in progress since before the world began.
For example, many people think that God used satan against brother Job, but the fact
is, God used Job against satan. The Lord was teaching satan a lesson about the faithfulness
of His children. Each one of us is very well known to God and all of heaven’s inhabitants
[see Jeremiah 1: 4-5 ◦ Romans 9: 10-13 ◦ 1 Corinthians 13: 12]. satan also knows
who serves God. Each of God’s souls were born into a specific time on earth which
has been fashioned by the hand of The Lord of hosts. We were individually appointed
to a time beneficial for our needs to learn a custom fitted lesson and to also be
a purpose to God’s plan. Some souls become enlightened to Truth and some choose to
stay in darkness for various reasons. If you would like to get a look at those living
in the shadow of darkness, who are willingly ignorant of and rebellious against God’s
plan, do some searches on YouTube.com for keywords such as: “NWO, illuminati, Bilderberg,
FEMA Camps, etc.“. All of those who follow after Truth have no desire to see people
in such a desperate miserable state, but when anyone rejects the plan and warnings
from God, they are left to fend for themselves against insurmountable odds. Many,
many people do not understand that no one in heaven, earth, or hades can turn the
appointed tide of the great tribulation away, disallow it, or escape it. Anyway,
all of the nations on earth are nothing more than a mere “drop in the bucket” compared
to the omnipotent power of King God Almighty [see Psalms chapter 2 and Isaiah 40:
15]. For people following after the power of God’s Spirit, there is nothing in all
of creation to fear [see 1 Samuel 2: 2-10 and 1 Peter 5: 6-7].
Look at the examples of God’s people in the “Faith Chapter” of Hebrews 11. Please
let me point out some of the definitive differences of saints in captive tribulations
as opposed to those taking part in predetermined warfare. Some were in wars which
God ordained to be - in order to achieve His purposes. Others were in tribulations
of captivity and were not ordained to war against their oppressors, because as a
whole they were being punished for rejecting God and His ways. Deviation from God’s
design is rebellion; not rebellion against the oppressors, but rather direct rebellion
against God. Fighting against God would bring a hard and terrible destruction. He
is right and just, so it is completely safe to trust in only Him.
Since I mentioned “King God Almighty” above, I’ll give you this to think about. God
was always as a King unto His people until the people wanted to have a man as their
king. God gave them a warning of what to expect from a man exercising power over
them [see 1 Samuel 8: 10-20]. They and their families would become enslaved to the
desires of a man. Man makes a poor guardian over other men, but the people ultimately
refused God and got their wishes for a man-king. The predominant reasons why the
people wanted a man as their ruler was to be like the other nations and to have an
army to fight battles in their place [see 1 Samuel 8: 19-20]. They undoubtedly felt
that if they sinned and God punished them by defeat at the hands of their enemy,
then the man-king and his army would be a buffer between the enemy and the common
people of the nation of Israel. I said all of this for you to think about this one
thing - it is possible for God to be your King. I mean, He is anyway so it is logical
to accept and acknowledge it. This does not purpose to break free from and denounce
your nation of residence, but this is an inward thing from the center of your heart
and the hearts of all of those who can accept this principal. If there are to be
any changes made among the nations, that is God’s prerogative, not ours. Look at
it this way. You can condition your mind to this by many ways and that is the primary
goal. Imagine if you voted in your local elections, but before leaving your house
to cast your ballot, you wrote on a piece of paper something to the effect: “GOD
is my King”. That makes you a special case in the eyes of God, and if enough people
thought that way, I’m certain that God The Father would feel wanted. In the process
of changing our minds to fit with God’s ways, who is to say that The Lord will not
act upon that. But, we should also allow God to fill all areas of our life to be
truly happy and prosperous; such as proclaiming: “God is not only my King, but also
my Father, Lawyer, Judge, Teacher, Savior, etc., etc.” He is all things to us [see
Isaiah 33: 22].
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Yet, on the converse side of the thoughts above, when people reject God from their
lives, He appoints to them negative things which are the opposite of what they desire.
Imagine that our mouth speaks of God’s goodness, but our heart is far from Him; or
a nation being once a Christian nation which progressively showed the deeds of a
backslidden nation instead - rejecting the wisdom of God on how to build and maintain
a society. By rejecting God and His words, people invite mischief which eventually
corrupts all of society and if evil is allowed to run its course the whole of civilization
will eventually become inhabitable for all intents and purposes. Quite simply, when
people reject God, satan is always there to pick up the remnants to construct an
oppressive perverted extreme on every level. Then comes tribulation. People who want
to live in a world without God or satan are living in a sleepy dream world. We can
choose either good or evil. There is no possibility of something in between. If a
people's heart is against God, then the appointed kingdom which rules over them will
be against those people. These two previous paragraphs can be summed up by Jeremiah
Jeremiah 17: 5-8
5 ¶Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh;
but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots
by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and
shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
SIGN OF THE TIMES PRECEDING THE TRIBULATION
God, through Scriptures, has given us many signs precluding the Great Tribulation.
There are reasons for these things to come to pass. The main reason is simply through
rejecting God. However, the sign which stands out the most in my mind is given in
Ezekiel 7: 10 regarding the end-times.
Ezekiel 7: 10
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed,
pride hath budded [Note: This “rod” is a staff of wickedness. The budding of pride
is a benchmark preceding the end-time. Please read that chapter in Ezekiel to gain
a better understanding].
Malachi 3: 15
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea,
they that tempt God are even delivered.
Isaiah 3: 4-5
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour:
the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against
the honourable [Note: When people stop teaching their children to respect God and
other people, the affliction of pride causes society to stumble in many evident ways
- see Deuteronomy 4: 6-9].
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Today we see some of the most ignorant punk kids boasting themselves to be preeminent
above all others. The evil imaginations of their heart are portrayed as confidence
and happiness, but, this is not entirely by age distinction. Pride is not discriminating
of any certain type of people, neither are the definitions of “children” and “babes”
restricted to any certain ones. A child’s mind can be evident in any age group. Consider
the characteristics of a natural child’s basic instincts. Better yet, picture two
children quarreling. If one child is overcome with rage and strikes out at the other
child, what happens? ... Many times the “tit for tat” effect takes over and a recompense
of a harder slap is redirected back. We can see these characteristics in adults also.
Look at the nature of the way some public officials behave; since verse 4 in Isaiah
chapter 3 mentions rulers, it is a sure bet that the mind of a child is at play much
of the time in the order of the day. I could give examples, but I’m sure most have
discerned this on their own. To be fair, I have in mind those in the public view
who are beacons of stability - the same ones I give thanks to God for. Irregardless,
even today we are living in the “age of babies” overall; from the least to the greatest.
The following verse portrays a side effect of pride. When the haughty ones feel they
do not receive enough respect, they become offended and offensive.
Matthew 24: 12
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
One thing which causes love for others to grow cold is self pride, that means to
love ones self above others, including above God.
2 Timothy 3: 1-9
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women
laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men
of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men,
as theirs also was.
The miserable description above of those who reject God can be plainly seen anywhere
in the world today. Loving to please the flesh more than pleasing God is one of the
most captivating and painstaking paths in the world. This type of pleasure has no
joy or peace associated with it - a true emptiness without equal. This leads us to
the following section concerning rejection of God.
2. REJECTION OF GOD AND HIS WAYS
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against
the LORD, and against his anointed [Christ Jesus], saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us [Note: They
desire a God-less society or at least desire a god which doesn’t rebuke them; preferably
one without outspoken servants].
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day
have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost
parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is
kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Choosing anything whatsoever in this world above God will lead to a blindingly fast
moral decay. Thereafter, each and every step taken is away from God, until a nation
becomes utterly lost and void of understanding. America is a splendid example of
how this effect comes about. Not only are misguided forces set at destroying this
nation from within, but they are teaching other nations to follow the same ill examples.
Baby-fied punks have set themselves to great heights in their own minds because they
have been turned away from the most basic set of instructions for a happy and prosperous
life - The Ten Commandments of God. Rebelling also against parents sets one at odds
with God and leads to a downward slope into the ill-escaped path of perpetual sin.
I do understand there is such a thing as horrible parents, but they too have been
many times the beneficiary of a decadent society. This problem is compounded with
each successive generation until the only affordable remedy is the horror of a great
tribulation. I do hope you haven’t become too attached to this world, because it
is about to be utterly broken down and dissolved by God’s hot anger.
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3. THE WISDOM OF THE WISE SHALL PERISH
Knowledge and Wisdom are divided into different categories. By design, Wisdom and
Understanding are akin. The books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes expound the definitions
and origins of each. Suffice it to say there is knowledge of God and there is worldly
knowledge. It requires wisdom to skillfully apply any knowledge, but there is absolutely
no true wisdom apart from God [Exodus 31: 6 and 36: 1 - Spirit of wisdom = The Holy
Spirit]. There is however, a certain “worldly wisdom” dedicated to do evil; which
is the direct opponent of God’s way. Of that type there is no regard for Truth.
Let’s look at the example of nuclear technology. Knowledge obtained cannot be properly
implemented without the wisdom to cautiously proceed - and only after carefully envisioning
all possible related scenarios. Thank God, however, for the wisdom of those in the
field of nuclear energy to require back-up generators be in place to cool the core
temperature in the event of a system failure, but their predecessors should have
had their heads examined for polluting our lands with nuclear technology to begin
with. Apparently they were not Bible readers, because they didn’t understand how
catastrophic an earth quake could be - as we understand from Japan for instance.
Perhaps they didn’t even care, which seems to be the case. Had they have opted to
develop an alternative technology based upon the principals applied through uranium
nuclear fusion, we would have seen their wisdom, but instead, their foolishness echoes
around the world and drifts in the winds and currents.
Let us now look to the book of Daniel for the sign given of knowledge; in Daniel
Daniel 12: 4
4 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.
Through the fulfillment of this prophecy, we clearly understand that we are in the
end times. The Internet has certainly played a great part in spreading knowledge.
Anyone who cares to, can now extract hydrogen fuel from water while sitting on their
back porch. As far as “running to and fro” goes, we don’t need to get in a plane
or boat to travel the world. Again, thanks to the Internet, we can virtually visit
any place we desire. Yet, it is not much more difficult to physically travel the
world, as long as you have money to “burn”.
As for the death of wisdom, let’s look at the Biblical end-time explanation concerning
Isaiah 29: 10-14
10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed
your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed,
which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he
saith, I cannot; for it is sealed [Note: Important Scriptures are hidden to the worldly
wise who reject God’s wisdom in Christ Jesus]:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I am not learned [Note: These blinded ones are looking for wisdom
in all of the wrong places].
13 ¶Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their
fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even
a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and
the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Why does the wisdom of the wise perish? Many of you have answered correctly - Hypocrisy
through rejecting the Word of The LORD.
Jeremiah 8: 8-9
8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in
vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain [Note: The Bible is of little
use to the “half-hearted” hypocrite].
9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the
word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them [Note: Without Biblical wisdom the Great
Tribulation shall destroy all who reject God. No one can truly have God without Scriptures,
neither can they have use of the Scriptures without Christ Jesus and The Holy Spirit.
All of these things are inseparable, including Godly wisdom]?
I Corinthians 1: 19
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing
the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath
not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
4. FAMINE FOR HEARING THE WORD OF GOD - REJECTION OF TRUTH
Yes, even after the time when the Gospel has been published to all nations and the
Holy Scriptures have been translated into many languages, there comes the time of
famine for hearing God’s Word.
Amos 8: 11-13
11 ¶Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they
shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
How can there be a famine for hearing the Word of God when there are Christian broadcasts
24 hours a day, seven days a week? Well, what is actually heard during those broadcasts?
... Much of what is heard is confusing enough to deceive many into thinking they
are being fed with Scriptures, but apart from the errors, there is actually very
little to do with hearing God’s Word. For those who attend a congregational gathering
at least one time per week, which some call “church”, a sermon based upon a single
Bible verse is not very satisfying for those who hunger for Truth. So, one Bible
verse in an hour’s time leaves the remainder of time filled with man’s words. That
is not the same thing as God’s Words. Ultimately, if a person does not study Scriptures
for themselves, they are being starved for the Truth of God’s Word.
I spent quite a lot of time on-line watching a well known world-wide Christian based
broadcast the other day. What I saw were news report and the same perpetual “pledge
drive” which they always have. Story after story was presented of how people were
blessed after sending money to this ministry. Okay, the heads of this ministry are
now billionaires. They report how they feed the hungry and send aid to different
parts of the world after a catastrophe. That is good; patting oneself on the back
a little, but surely better than nothing. Thank God for it, but that is not Bible
teaching. Bible teaching helps people eventually feed themselves with the Bible and
equips them to help others. This ministry also sells DVDs which are somewhat evangelical,
but that is not the whole Word of God either. What of the poor in this time of economic
woes? They can’t afford these DVDs. If they could, there would be virtually little
effect in their lives anyway. After reaching people with a portion of the Gospel
of Christ Jesus, people are spiritually and Scripturally starved by these “broadcasts”.
That is famine. It takes all of God’s Word to have a lasting effect. This ministry
is not alone. Other “ministries” of nearly the same stature do the exact same things.
It appears they are fashioning their ministries after what they witness from other
ministries. The heads of all of these ministries are certainly very wealthy, but
what do their contributors receive in exchange for the support given? Answer: ...
Not what they paid for. They expected to help themselves and others with their donation.
Donations and tithes are very different. The donors of money are basing what they
give on the tithing system from the Bible. If you watch most of these ministries,
they mention “donations” mostly, not tithes. Through donations, they are not obligated
to provide much of anything to the donors, but if they threw the word “tithe” around,
then they would certainly feel obligated to provide substantially more than what
they do. Overall, these ministries are mostly enabled to ask for more money 24 hours
a day. If you “run to and fro” throughout the world, you shall find the very same
pattern applied to most “ministries”. True Bible teachers are few and far between.
Another principal consistently applied by many modern day “ministries” regarding
their perception of donations is a perverted interpretation of the word “seed”. Their
presentation of that word is synonymous with the words “donation” and “tithe” in
their minds. Yet, if we search Scriptures, the word “seed” is never used to denote
“money”. “The Word of God” is the analogy related to “seed” in pertinent Scriptures.
For anyone to apply a different meaning, I would say they are either totally ignorant
or totally deceptive. This sounds exactly like what satan would do. Scriptural “seeds”
are not money, but Scriptures are twisted and thrown around to gain money today.
How can this be? ...
1 Timothy 4: 1-2
1 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;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
The prolonged misuse of Scriptures by some has invariably blinded them to what they
are doing. They actually think they are doing good for the kingdom of God by changing
the meanings of Biblical precepts. A doctrine of devils comes about by the misuse
of Scriptures. satan is now doing some of his best work through twisted doctrines
and “money ministries”. Money can’t even buy you The Word of God today unless you
purchase a Bible and read it. Again, if we do not study the Bible for ourselves,
we shall certainly be neglected by man.
What does God say about these “money ministries” who promise personal gain by helping
them “work for God” all the while Scripturally starving us?
1 Timothy 6: 3-12
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words,
whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing
that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also
called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
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5. SIGNS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH
I praise God that our house is still standing after the recent earthquakes here.
This is highly unusual for our area as well as many other places. I’ve been seeing
reports that this phenomenon is extremely widespread. If you search for on-line maps
of recent earthquake activities you will see it has in fact been a world-wide occurrence.
Never in recorded history has it ever been so to this degree - in diverse places,
all at the same time. This in addition to many other prophecies being fulfilled simultaneously
gives strong evidence that the “birth pains” of this world are getting closer together
and more intense. The birth of a new age is soon coming upon us. This world and all
of nature cries out for deliverance. Only precious few prophecies remain to be fulfilled.
If you search through astronomical predictions, you will find that many heavenly
signs and wonders are on our “doorstep”, and 2014 is bringing much anticipation of
what is to come. The alignment of stars, planets, and constellations allude to occurrences
never before seen by mankind and some signs have been estimated to have last happened
as long as 25,000 years ago. Everything we see and hear is agreeing with age old
prophecies. We are also awaiting an eclipse of the sun and the blood moons which
proclaim important benchmarks on God’s timetable.
If I remember correctly, during the 50th anniversary in May 1998, commemorating the
Jubilee of the modern state of Israel, the infamous Hal Bop comet was displayed for
weeks during the same time period. These types of signs are revelations on God’s
calendar appertaining to things which are important to The Heavenly Father. So, the
generation which encompasses the reunification of modern Israel will reach the 70
year benchmark in the year of our Lord, 2018. This generation of modern Israel is
an important era which makes me think of the prophecy concerning the final generation
of earth detailed within the prophecies given by Jesus in Matthew 24.
Matthew 24: 34
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be
All of the signs concerning the end of this age shall be fulfilled during the 70
year generation of the state of Israel. As of this writing, we have four years left
in that generation. Our eyes and ears are open. Nearly all who proclaim Christianity
as their faith are anticipating what lies ahead in the near future; exciting times
6. WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
This benchmark is also contained in the critical end-time prophecies of Matthew 24,
Mark 13, and Luke 21. It would require a LOT of time to keep up with the evidences
concerning this prophecy. So, to cut to the chase, watching the affairs of Israel
would be the best “barometer” to tell how high the pressure is.
The wind and waves roar - tossed to and fro?
RULES OF “DISENGAGEMENT” DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
Amos 5: 13
13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
Enter into thy chambers
Come out of Babylon/confusion so that you do not take part in the curses coming upon
NOTE: PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THE ABOVE THOUGHTS. HOPEFULLY, I WILL SOON COMPLETE
THIS SECTION, YET I AT LEAST WANTED TO MAKE MENTION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUSION.
Please don’t join the heathen in blaming God for all of the evils in the world. He
is not the cause. God is only good. The devil is the culprit who creates earthquakes,
tsunamis, floods, famines, death, war, etc.; then points the finger to God Almighty.
Remember when Jesus rebuked the storm on the sea of Galilee? He certainly wasn’t
rebuking Father God. When people depart from God and wisdom, they run straight into
the arms of the tempter / satan. He will not care one speck for your well being.
Instead, the devil will manipulate, deceive, and destroy you through everything under
Although, when God’s anger brings judgement upon the earth, there will be much fire
and fury, but that is reserved for only the time of judgement. Which is to say, it
is not the common everyday perils inflicted upon earth in this age of man. In short,
when people reject God, He unleashes satan to punish those rebellious ones. If we
don’t like to be toyed with by satan, we have the better option to love and accept
God our Father. That Great Father will discipline the vanity of earth’s inhabitants.
Remember, there are no disciples whom are void of self discipline or beyond being
corrected. God does chastise those He loves. Those who are not chastised are reserved
for more severe punishment until they learn there is only one God who fills all of
heaven and earth. God the Creator deserved to be respected. Doing so is the beginning
stage of wisdom (Proverbs 1: 2-9).
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“Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 1”
“Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 2”
“Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 3”
“Rapture - Part 1”
“Rapture - Part 2”
“666 - Mark Of The Beast”
“Invitation To Salvation - Come To Know The Lord”
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