God’s word is inviolate. The scriptures cannot be broken. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”(Matthew 24:35 KJV). R. T. France said: “Gods word is like a missile fired into the air. Its explosion is inevitable but has to be awaited.” God’s word cannot return unto Him void. It must accomplish its purpose.
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:7-11 KJV). The promises of God’s word must be fulfilled. They shall never want their mates.
As Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, so is His word. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”(Hebrews 13:8 KJV). God and His word are the same(John 1:1-3).
The world is like a city. As watchmen, God has set us believers upon the wall. “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”(Psalms 127:1-2 KJV).
We are to watch. We are observers of times and seasons, not star gazers and astrologers and monthly and yearly prognosticators and futurologists. When we foresee danger, we are to warn the world and our fellow brethren of the impending danger and doom. For anyone to watch, one must be awake, and not only that but also be alert to consciously and deliberately observe what is happening around one. There are goings-on in our world which are germane to the End Times. The astute believer in the End Times must follow these events as they occur in order to determine the nearness of His Coming and of the end of the Ages(Matt.24:3,4). Whilst some current events are of end times significance, others are eschatological inconsequential. Here we are not concerned with events in the 70th week of Daniel which are outlined in the Olivet Discourse and the Scroll of Revelation but such events as inform us of the nearness of the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel, the last seven years of this age, according to Jewish calendar, as we know it. In our case, among everything happening around us, there are specific issues that we must watch out for. These events occur in the following areas: the world, Israel, the Church and our personal lives.
In relation to the goings-on in the world around us, various areas are germane to the End Times. These include, politics, religion, technology, commerce, and the social media. In this article, we shall focus on two areas, politics and technology.
Politics: The Realignment Of Nations.
For the antiChrist to emerge on the world’s political scene and broker a peace deal with Israel and her erstwhile hostile Arab and Islamic neighbors, there must be realignment of nations. The antiChrist is a Magogite. Magog is the first son of Japheth the elder. Japheth is the first son of Noah. The sons of Noah are Shem, Ham, and Japheth. “The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.”(Gen.10:2 KJV). Magog is the first son of Japheth. The head of Magog is Gog. He is also the head of Meshech and Tubal. “And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:”(Ezekiel 38:1-3 KJV). In biblical prohecy and history, kings and their lands or kingdoms are synonymous. Gog is the land of Magog. Gog is also the head of Magog. The Hebrew word translated chief Prince in the KJV is “Rosh.” “Rosh” is commonly rendered head or chief or prince 🤴 or ruler. The rendition “chief Prince” is somewhat tautological. Rendering it Russia as some translators and commentators, biblical scholars, and interpreters do is spurious. Gog of the land of Magog is the head, ruler, leader or prince of Magog, Meshech and Tuval. And he will overthrow the three heads of Magog, Meshech, and Tuval to form a three-nation power base coalition which will be the arrowhead of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan which is the Revived Roman Empire.
“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.”(Daniel 7:8 KJV).
This is one of the feats of politics that the antiChrist shall accomplish. The Magogites are Germanic peoples which populate Western Europe especially Germany, Austria, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. They lorded it over the few surviving indigenous neolithic peoples of these areas. In ancient times, the kings who ruled over these nations were of Germanic descent and were related to one another by royal marriages. The patrician families that founded Rome as a republic in the plain of Latium are descendants of Magog, Meshech, and Tuval, especially Magogites who were normadic and instrumental in pushing out the frontiers of history. The antiChrist will come from Magog. Magog is the natural ruler of Meshech and Tuval in ancient times. Gog, the head of Magog is one of the 25 appellatives of the antiMessiah. It is not a personal name but a title.
The Meshechites and Tuvalites are found in today’s Russian Federation. These are the White Russians. The antiChrist must unite these three peoples. This is a difficult task, a very tall order. However, because of the inviolability of the word of God and the immutability of His counsel, it must be done. Today, there are peoples in the Russian Federation who are clamoring for union with the West. There are also peoples of Germanic descent in the present day Russian Federation, south and west of Moscow, and in Silesia in Poland. These peoples clamor for independent German state in these regions. The current Russian President, Vladimir Putin is opposed to that. But he will not be in power for ever. The antiChrist will overthrow the three heads of these three peoples groups to form a power base coalition. “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. 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.”(Daniel 7:7-8 KJV).
The nondescript beast with great iron teeth is the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire will manifest in three stages. It is nondescript because it is a hybrid beast. It is a hybrid beast because there are three beasts inside it: the Roman Empire(the sixth Beast Empire), the Third Reich of Nazi Germany(the seventh Beast Empire), and the yet to be formed or better still, the revived Roman Empire, the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan. The Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan is a ten-nation confederation. It has ten horns, and upon the horns ten crowns. These ten horns are the same as the ten horns of the Great Red Dragon, Satan and the First or sea Beast, the antiChrist.
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.”(Rev.12:3 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. 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. 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. And 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. If any man have an ear, let him hear. 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.”(Rev.13:1-10 KJV).
Horns signal power and authority. The ten horns also have ten crowns. The crowns indicate sitting kings. It therefore means that there are ten kings and nations. An Empire is a consortium of nations bound together by one purpose. In this case, the purpose is to subdue all other nations. But there is an eleventh horn, the little horn. This horn is from Magog. He is Gog of the land of Magog. He is the head or overall leader or ruler of Meshech and Tubal. In ancient times the Magogites were rulers over Meshech and Tuval. This is not difficult to understand because Magog as the first son of Japheth had the right of premogeniture over his brethren. This right includes, leadership, double portion of inheritance, and the priesthood. He shall overthrow the rulers or heads of Magog, Meshech, and Tuval- replace them with his own puppets, to form a very powerful coalition of three nations with the most sophisticated and up-to-date in military technology which will unite with seven other secondary horns or nations in Asia and Africa to form the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. The antiChrist will be the overall head of this empire. He will be the Emperor Of The Eighth And Final Beast Empire. There will ever be ten horns or ten kings. The antiChrist, the little horn is the eleventh and overall ruler of the empire, the Emperor of the empire. He is the little horn that overthrew three other horns. This little horn has eyes which signal intelligence, and a mouth speaking great great things. So, this horn is human after all. He has a mouth and has eyes. As we can see from Rev.12 & 13 quoted above, the Dragon and the First Beast, the Sea-Beast have the same characteristics. The Sea-Beast’s power and authority derive from the Great Red Dragon, Satan. They worshipped the Dragon and they worshipped the Beast. The Deagon is invisible but the Beast is visible. The Dragon possesses the Beast. The worship of the Beast is the worship of the Dragon. So, they worshipped the Dragon-Beast.
What this means is that there may be a further break up of the Russian Federation before this coalition of the three power base nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan can be achieved. So, we must watch out for coöperation between Russia and Germany and political changes in the Russian Federation after the exit of Vladimir Putin and his ilk. Some have asked the question, where is the place of the US in all of this. Well, US is part and parcel of Europe. It is European migrants of the same Germanic descent that founded the US and Canada. Two groups of Germanic peoples, the Ostragoths(Northern Goths) and the Visigoths(Southern Goths) repopulated Europe after sacking Rome. The Anglus, the Saxons, and Franks are originally Germanic peoples.
The other Europe nation is Javan out of whom came the Greeks and the Macedonians. The Greek Empire dominated the Near East under Alexander the Great of Macedon. Greek Syria or Seleucia was ruled by the Seleucid dynasty after the demise of Alexander the Great. The seventh king of the Seleucid dynasty, Antiochus Theos(IV) Epiphanes, a prefigure of the antiChrist defiled the Jewish altar of Holocaust by offering a pig on it to the Olympian Zeus or the Canaanite Baal Shemen, a forbidden animal in 176 BC. He further defiled the Temple by the importation of the image of Zeus into the Holy Of Holies. The image of Zeus was the burst of Antiochus himself. As opposed to the Ptolemies who reigned in Egypt, this fragment of the Empire of Alexander the Great negatively impacted Israel. It is Greek Syria which includes parts of modern Lebanon 🇱🇧 that will most probably be part of the Eighth And Final Beast Beast Empire Of Satan. So we must watch out for developments in Greece proper as well as in Syria which is Israel’s neighbor on the north and east and parts of modern day Lebanon 🇱🇧. These other seven secondary nations or better still peoples groups of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan are revealed to us in the Scroll of Revelation and by the prophet Ezekiel.
“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.”(Revelation 13:2 KJV).
The leopard is the symbol of Grecia as represented by the four-headed four-winged leopard in Dan.7:6. “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.”
The bear is the national symbol of Persia also referred to as Tiras in the Table of nations in Gen.10. So Iran will be part of the ten nation confederation, the present pariah pose of its leadership not withstanding. There are many people in Iran who want diplomatic relations with Israel and the US.
Iran 🇮🇷 is one of the 7 secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan(Ezek.38:1-6). But the Ayatollahs that rule Iran 🇮🇷 today are in enmity with Israel. However, like in Libya 🇱🇾 and Sudan 🇸🇩, a regime change could do the trick. The crown 👑 Prince 🤴 of Iran 🇮🇷 Reza Pahlavi who lives in exile favours relations with Israel. Iran 🇮🇷 is therefore one of the hot 🥵 spots in the end time scenario. Diplomatic relations between her and Israel 🇮🇱 must be restored in order to bring about the commencement of the 70th week of Daniel.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”(Daniel 9:27 KJV).
This 7 year peace ☮️ deal between Israel 🇮🇱 and seven of her Arab and Islamic neighbors must be brokered by the Man 👨 Of Sin, the Emperor of the Eighths And Final Beast Empire of Satan.
The situation is similar to that of Russia, the rank and file of the people want to open up to the West, US, and Israel, but the leadership is opposed and antagonistic. A change of leadership which could occur at any time can bring about a change of relations as in the case of Libya and Sudan.
The lion is the national symbol of the noeBabylonian Empire of Nechadnezzar II. Babylon is present day Iraq. In the Table of nations in Gen.10, it is referred to as Babel and Arpachshad.
The rest of the ten horns are revealed to us in Ezek.38:1-6
“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”(Ezekiel 38:1-6 KJV).
As we have pointed out earlier, Magog, Meshech, and Tuval constitute Rome which is the nondescript Beast. Of the remaining other horns, two are in Africa. These are Libya and Ethiopia. The Hebrew word translated Ethiopia by the KJV is “Cush” which simply means black. It refers to the general area of modern day Sudan not the modern nation of Ethiopia which was formerly named Abyssinia until 1930. Until recent regime changes in Libya and Sudan, these Arab and Islamic nations were antagonistic to Israel.
When we look at the formation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, we see that the descendants of the three sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth are involved. Libya and Sudan are Hamitic peoples. They are found in North Africa. Babylon which is modern day Iraq is Semitic. Iran(Persia, Tiras) and Turkey(Gomer and Togarmah) are Japhethic peoples as are Magog, Meshech, and Tuval(Rome). The peoples of modern day Syria are mixed. There are Turkmen(Japhethic), Kurds(Medes: Japhethic), Arabs(Semitic) as well as people of Greek descent(Javan, Japhethic).
The kurds will not be part of the ten-nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. They are omitted in the Table Of Nations in the confederation in Ezek.38:1-6. They were the architects of the Medopersia Empire, though the Persians later became dominant. They are the Kurdish people of today. They are found in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey with pockets in Azerbaijan and Georgia. They are agitating for an independent Kurdistan. Saddam Hussein killed lots of their women and children with poison gas ⛽ in the 1980s. ISIS targeted them for forced conversion to Islam, sex slavery of their young women and genocide especially the Yazidis in the Sinjar Mountain. The PKK have been fighting the Turkish government for independence and autonomy. Although the Kurds will be allied to the antiChrist they will not be part of his ten-nation coalition of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. They will be the first to attack rebuilt commercial Babylon before it will be destroyed by the ten kings of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan(Rev.17).
“Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.”(Isa.13:17-22 KJV).
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 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. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 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. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”(Rev.17:11-18 KJV).
So, at some point in the future the Kurdish people shall get their independence or autonomy.
The other two peoples groups or nations are Gomer and Togarmah which are found in modern day Turkey. Israel has had good relations with Turkey until Tayyip Recep Erdogan came to power. Another regime change can bring about a change in relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. And may be the Kurds in southern Turkey 🇹🇷 may get their independence or autonomy.
When we take a look at the seven secondary nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, we see they are either Arab or Islamic nations and form a circle around Israel. Until recently all these nations which encircle Israel were antagonistic and hostile to Israel.
Analysis Of The Political Scenario
For those who understand Hebrew and the read the original Hebrew text of Dan.9:27, “the Covenant With The Many” from within Israel will be brokered by the “the Prince That Shall Come,” that is the antiChrist, between Israel and its Arab and Islamic neighbors. It shall be the strengthening of an already existing peace agreement based on the tenor of the words in Hebrew. It is for a specified period of “One Seven(Hebrew: Sheva),” which is seven years according to Hebrew calendar. The interesting thing about this peace agreement is that it will be the starting point(terminus-a-quo) of the 70th Week Of Daniel’s 70 Week prophecy. There shall be six or seven of these nations. They are clearly identified in the Scriptures(Ezek.38:1-6; Rev.13:3). Neither Egypt nor Jordan nor UAE nor Saudi Arabia is part of this Covenant. So, the current peace deal is a precursor, providing the enabling environment for the ultimate peace deal. These Arab and Islamic nations are: Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Greek Syria(modern day Syria), and Turkey(Gomer and Togarmah): the current pariah pose of Iran not withstanding. There is a lot of agitation by the people of Iran for reconciliation with the West(particularly the US), and Israel. At this moment, none of these nations have diplomatic relations with Israel. Israel have had good relations with Turkey in the past, but the coming of Erdogan has muddied the waters.
We cannot speak with any reasonable degree of certainty that Donald Trump is the “Man Of Sin,” and the diplomatic relations he brokered between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain 🇧🇭 is the covenant with “Death.”(Isa.28:14-18), though, ab initio, the antiMessiah shall pose as a friend of Israel and a lover of the Jewish people. He will bring temporary peace between Israel and the Palestinians as well as other Arab and Islamic neighbors of Israel that will permit the Jewish people and Israel to build the Third Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Israel has established diplomatic relations with two Arab and Islamic neighbors in the past, namely: Egypt(1979) and Jordan(1994). We know there are lots of efforts behind the scene to bring other Arab and Islamic nations on board. I personally thought the first would be Saudi Arabia. I hope it will join soon. It is more probable that more Arab and Islamic nations will normalize relations with Israel considering the political climate in the Middle East at the moment: the existential threat from Iran and the terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon. They have a lot to gain in terms of trade and Isreal’s ingenuity in Science and technology, and defense etc.
Egypt has always been Egypt and will remain Egypt. In the final End Times scenario which will be a fiasco, Egypt will be isolated from other Arab and Islamic states(Dan.11:43). It will be conquered and its treasures looted by the antiChrist. The antiChrist will be an oppressor, spoiler and an extortioner(Isa.16:4). He will loot the treasures and treasuries of conquered nations. The Libyans and the Sudanese shall be allies of the antiChrist in his invasion of Egypt. “But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.”(Daniel 11:43 KJV). The Libyans and the Sudanese shall help him, which means they will be allied to him. They are indeed part and parcel of the ten nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan of which the antiMessiah is the Emperor.
On the contrary, Jordan will not be invaded by the antiMessiah not because it shall be neutral as some suggest, but rather allied to the antiChrist. It will not be part of the ten-nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan, the Fourth Reich, but just an ally of the antiChrist. Jordan is biblical Moab, Ammon, and Edom(Dan.11:41). They shall be part of the invading armies of the antiChrist that shall violate the Temple precincts. Because of their violence against their brother Jacob, they shall be severely punished by God. They shall become a perpetual excrescence. The fire of their destruction shall not be quenched throughout the Millennium(Isa.16:4-14). God will plead with them to let the outcasts of Israel dwell with them during the Great Tribulation by the antiChrist, but they will not hearken unto the voice of God. Remember that the unbranded Jews and Christians in the land of Israel shall run to the Edomite wilderness to seek refuge in Petra during the Great Tribulation. Petra is in modern day Jordan. An American charismatic nut has hidden Bibles(hard copies) in sealed cans for the Jews and Christians who shall seek refuge in Petra to read during the Great Tribulation. Some of them will be betrayed by the Edomites. They will hand them over to the antiChrist as they did the escapees of Judah to the forces of Nebuchadnezzar II during the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
Who would have believed that so many Arab nations will be clamoring for diplomatic relations with Israel! Oman, Libya, Sudan, Morocco are in the waiting. The new Prime Minister of Lebanon said he is interested in peace with Israel. What is happening in the world today is enough to arouse everyone’s attention to the SECOND COMING of our LORD JESUS THE CHRIST. Had there been any such a time in the past that Israel’s Arab and Islamic neighbors are clamoring for peace deals and normalization of diplomatic relations with Israel? Such a move in the past would be met with ostracism from the Arab world, and death threats to such a nation. But today, what do we have? Leading Arab nations say Israel is not an enemy. Israel is not the problem, but the solution. Yes, indeed Israel has never been the problem. The Arabs will benefit a lot from peace with Israel. Israel is at the cutting edge of technological innovations, in Health, Medicine, Agriculture, start ups and computer and Artificial Intelligence etc. Jewish ingenuity rules the world in many areas. Arab nations buying from Israel will boost Israeli economy. There are no private or commercial vehicle production in Israel because of lack of markets not expertise. Opening up the Arab and Islamic world to Israeli products will vastly boost Israel’s 🇮🇱 economy. We may attribute it to regime change like in Sudan, but what about others like Bahrain and KSA etc?
All these peace moves from Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, Sudan, Morocco, Libya, and even Lebanon, are they out of love for Israel and the Jewish people or pure economic and commercial interests? Some may perhaps be genuine, but certainly not all. There is something ominous and uncanny about it. Time is drawing near for the Man Of Sin to take up centre stage in world affairs. So, there must of necessarily be a realignment of nations. Carried away by the euphoria of peace, at the end Israel will be deceived by a false peace pact between her and her Arab and Islamic neighbors brokered by the Son Of Perdition to let down her guards(Dan.9:27; Isa.28:15-18). “Then will there be Great Tribulation.”(Matt.24:21). For a fuller treatment, see my article, “The Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan.” Link: http://mtzionheritageministries.com/2019/09/21/568/
Now, let us say a bit about the antiMessiah, the man who will broker the seven-year peace deal between Israel and her Arab and Islamic neighbors. He will be a “naphal.” A fallen angel clothed with human form(Gen.6). He has lived on Earth before and ruled over one of the Seven Beast Empires Of Satan. Some believe he is Nimrod(Sargon I, the founder and first king of the Assyrian Empire: see the Babylonian Code) come back to life. That is precisely the reason why he shall come out of the abyss(bottomless pit) and go into perdition(Rev.11:7, 17:8-11). He was and is not, and shall go into perdition. He will be a Magogite(Germanic descent). He is Gog of the land of Magog, the chief(head or ruler) of Meshech and Tuval(Ezek.38:2,3). He shall be the ultimate Superman. He shall have superhuman intelligence and wisdom. He will have a wonderful physique and physiognomy: a Superman in every respect. He will be a smooth talker, a powerful orator. Besides he shall be smooth between the legs. He will not regard the desire of women. He will be a general. He will worship the god of war(Dan.11:36-45). Trump does not begin to fill his position at all though a Magogite(Germanic descent). Trump has been married three times and has children. Trump has never been in the military, neither is there any evidence that he is a war monger. His detractors label 🏷 him a draft dodger.
The 70th Week Of Daniel
The 70th week of Daniel is not the same as the Tribulation Period though contained within it. That’s what the pretribs call it, but that designation is not biblically accurate. They also call it the wrath of God which is also wrong. The whole of the 70th week of Daniel is NOT the period of God’s wrath. The 70th week of Daniel is divided into two equal halves of three and one-half years each. The first half is called the Beginning of Sorrows or Beginning Of Birth Pangs(Matt.24:4-8). It covers the first three seals of Rev.6(1-8). The first seal is the emergence of the antiChrist which is the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel(Matt.24:4,5; Rev.6:1,2). The second half of real hard labor is divided into two unequal halves, the Great Tribulation(Matt.24:9-28) and the Day Of The Lord(Matt.24:29-30; Luk.21:25-28; Rev.6:8,9,15-20). It begins at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel with the breaking of the fourth seal which is the Great Tribulation(Rev.6:6,7). The fifth seal is a heavenly scene superimposed on the fourth seal(Rev.6:9-11). It does not advance the chronology. It is concurrent, coincident, and simultaneous with seal four. The sixth seal which is cosmic and celestial disturbances terminates the Great Tribulation(Rev.6:12-14). There is an interlude between the end of the sixth seal and the breaking of the seventh seal. In this interlude of unknown duration, though brief, the Shekinah appears in the Heavens, the 144,000 are sealed for protection from the impending wrath of God, the Church is raptured(Rev.7), and the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord begins with the breaking of the seventh seal(Rev.8:1).
The Pretribs used to tell us it is all going to be rosy until the Rapture takes place and then, Hell will be let loose. Some of them are still dogged and tenacious in their position despite the worsening of situation on Earth. They now tell us that no matter how bad things might be, the Rapture must still take place before the emergence of the antiChrist, thus making the majority of the saints who are their followers vulnerable and unprepared for the worse case scenario. Their dogged position is rubbished by simple logic. If the Rapture occurs before the antiChrist emerges, who is the antiChrist deceiving? Who is he antagonizing?
Finally, the Rapture will NOT occur before the Great Tribulation. That teaching has no👎scriptural basis whatsoever. For a biblically accurate sequence of events of the End Times, please see my article: “A Concise Sequence Of Events Of The End Times below.” https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2019/09/01/a-concise-outline-of-the-sequence-of-events-of-the-end-times/.