Our society is rapidly deteriorating morally and spiritually into the ungodly attitudes and practices that Paul warned would the last days. Yahshua the Messiah gives this warning to His people that are perceptive enough and willing to listen; “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:34-35).
Even in this terrifying midst of the dying and destruction of the end time, most of the Race of Adam will cling to their evil ways; “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts” (Revelation 9:20-21). The task of bringing Adamkind to repentance is neither simple nor quick, and it cannot happen without suffering. People have demonstrated throughout history that most will not face up to their sins unless they personally and promptly experience sin’s devastating consequences.
The world as we know it will have to reap the full penalty of its sin. Yahweh compares end-time events to an angel harvesting a vine loaded with grapes; “And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God” (Revelation 14:19). Yahweh will no longer limit the destructiveness of Adamkind or satan, and his minions (mankind), except to intervene just prior to the total annihilation of Adamkind and mankind would occur.
It was the prophet Zephaniah that best described that day of reckoning for Adamkind and mankind’s collective evil and rebellion; “The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land” (Zephaniah 1:14-18). Yahshua the Messiah describes this time as one of; “But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:23-24). NOTE: jen´tı̄lz (גּוי, gōy, plural גּוים, gōyim; ἔθνος, éthnos, “people,” “nation”): Goy (or Goi) is rendered “Gentiles” in the King James Version in some 30 passages, but much more frequently “heathen,” and oftener still, “nation,” which latter is the usual rendering in the Revised Version (British and American), but it is commonly used for a non-Israelitish people, and thus corresponds to the meaning of Gentiles.” It occurs, however, in passages referring to the Israelites, as in Gen_12:2; Deu_32:28; Jos_3:17; Jos_4:1; Jos_10:13; 2Sa_7:23; Isa_1:4; Zep_2:9, but the word (עם, ‛ām) is the term commonly used for the people of God. In the New Testament ethnos is the word corresponding to gōy in the Old Testament and is rendered “Gentiles” by both VSS, while (λαός, laós) is the word which corresponds to ‛ām̌. The King James Version also renders Ἕλληνες, Héllēnes, “Gentiles” in six passages (Joh_7:35; Rom_2:9, Rom_2:10; Rom_3:9; 1Co_10:32; 1Co_12:13), but the Revised Version (British and American) renders “Greeks.” So Yahweh will allow these “ethnos/nations of non Israelitish birth” to; “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) (Revelation 11:2).
To understand the importance of Jerusalem at the time of the end, we must go back in history to the first fall of Jerusalem to non-Israelitish control. Jerusalem’s fall back then directly relates to the events at the end of the age. So, in 586 B.C. the Babylonian Empire captured and destroyed Jerusalem. This momentous event, coupled with the capture and exile of Jerusalem’s residents, was the final punishment Yahweh meted out on the ancient nations of Israel and Judah. It subsequently brought to an end the direct rule of King David’s dynasty over the Holy Land and the city of Jerusalem. Yahshua the Messiah will permanently reestablish and rule from David’s throne there at His return (Luke 1:32-33).
We can read in Psalm 106:40-42 that it summarizes the captivity of Israel and Judah; “Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand”.
From that time forward the hope of Israel’s and True Biblical Judah’s descendants has been expressed in this prayer; “Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise” (Psalm 106:47). It was through His prophets that Yahweh promised ancient Israel and True biblical Judah that He would bring them back to their land at the second coming of the Messiah. But the prophets also reveal that, immediately prior to the rule of the Messiah, Jerusalem will once again be under the rulership and influences of non-Israelitish rulers. Even today, with the false state of Israel being falsely reestablished in the Holy Land, many nations, along with the native Arab population, contest the falsely held jewish authority over the original city of Jerusalem (East Jerusalem). Jerusalem remains a very troubled and deeply divided city, a constant source of international friction, and has been this way since 1948 with the false “ownership creation” of the jewish state of Israel.
Jerusalem is still the focal point for many significant end-time events as fore-told by the Holy Scriptures. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:20-24).
Many prophecies seem to indicate that these events will be triggered by the Khazar jews (those who claim to be Israelites but are not) designating a “holy place” in which they will once again offer morning and evening animal sacrifices. This could inflame other nations that the leader of the coalition of 10 rulers forming the beast power might intervene, setting up an “abomination” in this newly designated “holy place” (Daniel 11:31; 12:9-11) a defilement that included an idolatrous image in the earlier, prototypical fulfillment of this prophecy. This scenario seems to be the most likely way these prophecies could be fulfilled in light of the current conditions.
Notice the terrible significance that Yahshua the Messiah places on this event; “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:15-21).
Jerusalem will be the focus of other crucial during this fateful period of time. Yahweh will send to Jerusalem two prophets, as His two witnesses, to prophesy and perform miracles on His behalf. Just like the prophet Elijah in ancient Israel, they will also testify to the whole world that they are being deceived, that they have rejected the One True Elohim in favor of an idolatrous lifestyle reflecting satan’s evil influences. “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days [3 1/2 years], clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will” (Revelation 3-6).
But, satan and his servant race of vipers (yes the jews stupid), has anticipated this and is prepared to resist Yahweh. Much like they do even today. He will have in place his own two witnesses, which will do the work of satan. These two tools of satan are prophetically designated as; “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Revelation 19:20). Set against each other for 42 months, 3 1/2 years, will be these opposing pairs of spiritual leaders—one pair representing the One true Elohim, the other pair representing satan and the anti-Christian system, with the jews at the center.
It is important at this point for you the reader to understand that in the book of Revelation the term beast can designate either satan’s governmental or religious system or the charismatic leader who is the human head of the governmental system. As in prophecies of Daniel, both the structure and its leader are represented as a beast that devours its opponents. Much like a parasite that devours its host.
Notice the influence the leader of this coalition of 10 rulers forming the beast power will wield over the world at that time: “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. 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? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:3-7). The offense of these saints in the eyes of satan is their allegiance to Yahweh in the face of the devil’s domination of the world. Satan will; “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17), thus persecuting and killing those faithful Christians (Matthew 24:9).
The events at the time of the end are the climax of trends that all started in the Garden of Eden. It was there that satan persuaded the Race of Adam, with Adam and Eve defying Yahweh’s commands. At the time of the end, Yahweh will draw a clear distinction between those that live by His commands (the Race of Adam), and those that devise their own religious practices (the race of man & jews) and rules of life under satan’s influence. When all is said and done, the winners (the Race of Adam) will be; “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [New Jerusalem]” (Revelation 22:14). Let’s next put satan’s determination to destroy the Race of Adam, Adamkind, in a larger context. In a vision the apostle John watched Yahweh the Father give Yahshua the Messiah, in the presence of many witnesses, the greater part of the Book of Revelation. It was in the form of a scroll. This scroll contained descriptions of significant events related to the Messiah’s second coming. But, it was sealed with seven seals. Only Yahshua Himself was found to be worthy to break the seals and open it to our understanding (Revelation 4-5).
John made it perfectly clear in Revelation 1:10 that the “Lord’s Day”, or Day of the Lord, is the primary subject to these visions from the Messiah. They strip off the veil from the Old Testament prophecies that speak of Yahweh’s judgment on the nations.
In Revelation 6 Yahshua breaks the seven seals and unveils their meaning. The first four represent the religious deception, wars, famine and epidemics that lead up to the end (Revelation 6:1-8), all of which are perpetrated by the jews and their father satan. Satan’s end-time persecution and martyrdom of Yahweh’s chosen Race the White Race, as described in the fifth seal (Verses 9-11), and the heavenly signs of the sixth seal (verses 12-16) also begin before “the great day of His wrath” (verse 17), before the Day of the Lord.
The first six seals correspond to the signs Yahshua described in His Olivet prophecy, as recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Yahshua calls them “All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). These precede the time of Yahweh’s wrath, the “Day of the Lord”. Once these conditions and events begin, they will continue until the end of the age, ever increasing in their frequency and severity, much like labor contractions. The intensity of destruction rapidly escalates from their cumulative effects as the end draws near. The first six seals in Revelation 6 summarize major events and conditions that will in fact lead up to the “Day of the Lord”. The rest of the book of Revelation concentrates primarily on what happens during the “Day of the Lord”, at which time Yahweh’s judgement will fall upon the White Nations, which were and are deceived by Babylon the Great. This will occur just prior to Yahshua the Messiah establishing the Kingdom of Yahweh.
It is of paramount importance that we (the faithful remnant of the House of Israel) fully understand the relationship between the fifth, sixth and seventh seals. The fifth seal describes satan’s (and those that are of him) war on Yahweh’s people the Race of Adam, the end-time persecution and martyrdom of many of those who remain faithful to Yahweh, “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9-11). Yahshua further describes the persecution and martyrdom of His faithful servants at this bloody and very dangerous time, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:9-13).
Yahshua describes in great detail this frightening time as one of “great tribulation”, an era that will be unparalleled in history. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Revelation 24:21-22). He also explains what must occur next, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” (Revelation 24:29). Now notice how this corresponds with the sixth seal held within Revelation 6; “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places” (Revelation 6:12-14). “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:” (Revelation 6:15-16). The sixth seal thus announces and introduces the “Day of the Lord”: “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:17).Joel the prophet confirms that the time of great tribulation and the heavenly signs precede the “Day of the Lord”, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come” (Joel 2:31).
The “Day of the Lord” is in fact the time of Yahweh’s great wrath, His judgment on those of His Race that set themselves against Him and those not of His Race that attack His remnant people. It is the time of His judgment and punishment of the whole of the earth for its arrogance and disobedience to His commandments.
Now notice what happens when Yahshua the Messiah opens the next seal; “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets” (Revelation 8:1-2). This is in fact the time written about since the very beginning of written prophecy (Luke 21:22). Even the angels in Heaven are silent while Yahshua the Messiah breaks the awesome seventh seal. What it reveals is recorded in the symbols portraying the major events the great “Day of the Lord”. The judgments and punishments of this great day are announced by the seven angels blowing the seven trumpets. Subsequently the seven trumpets represent the TOTALITY of Yahweh’s intervention in the affairs of Adamkind at the time of the end. Let’s briefly take a look at the nature of the punishments that make up that intervention.
The punishments that are announced by the first four trumpets will devastate the earth’s ecology, our environmental support system. A third of the trees will be devastated by the first trumpet blast, a third of the earth’s ocean life is destroyed in the second trumpet blast, a third of the earth’s freshwater supply becomes unusable in the third blast of the trumpet, and the atmosphere is polluted and darkened with the blast of the fourth trumpet (Revelation 8:6-12). Many will die during these catastrophic events (verse 11), Yahweh is impressing on Adamkind, and the rest of the world that life on this planet exists at His pleasure. As the apostle Paul told the Athenians, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28). Yahweh is reminding the world in the only language that all can understand that He, the Creator of life, can also take life away.
The calamities of the remaining three trumpets are then directed specifically toward the Adamkind and those that are not of Him, rather than just towards their surroundings; “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” (Revelation 8:13). Now Yahweh begins the punishment of His people directly. Under the punishments of the fifth trumpet, the Adamkind Race is not killed but tormented: “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man” (Revelation 9:5).
Thus, the command to the sixth trumpet is given: “Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them” (Revelation 9:14-16). Though these prophecies are embedded in symbolic language, the astounding number of deaths caused by the smoke, fire and brimstone indicate that the world’s armies will finally unleash their horrific weapons of mass destruction. Yahweh will permit this to occur. Then the massive devastation of human life will begin. The indescribable carnage from this warfare is part of Yahweh’s judgment on the rebellious Adamkind. Shortly, His angels will also release; “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God” (Revelation 15:1). This time coincides with Yahshua’s warning that nothing would survive if He did not return (Matthew 24:22).
Finally, the most important event of all will occur at the time of the sounding of the final trumpet: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15). At that time the Messiah will “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18). This will also include that entire system known by many as Babylon the Great, that jewish satanic system, whose roots are based in satanic roots thread back to the dawn of the Adamic Race (with the fall of Adam and Eve): “And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all” (Revelation 18:21).
John described Yahshua the Messiah’s victory at Jerusalem in the valley of Jehoshaphat in the accompanying battle; “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. 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. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And 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. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 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; That 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. And 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. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh” (Revelation 19:11-21). Also reference Joel 3:2, 12-14.
Something else must occur before Yahshua the Messiah can begin His earthly reign: satan must be restrained and removed from his dominance over the world. “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,” (Revelation 20:1-2). With this organized opposition removed, Yahshua will then begin the work of bringing genuine peace and righteousness to the race of Adam. In the next chapter we shall see Yahweh’s prophets’ description of the incredible world Yahshua the Messiah will build as He restores the rule and ways of Yahweh.
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