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If you don’t understand Biblical History then you can’t understand Biblical Prophecy, because the past events told in the Bible actually reveal how future events will take place in the End Times.

Ecclesiastes 1 tells us this:

Ecclesiastes 1:9
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already in the ages before us.

With this is mind, Daniel 3 reveals much about the End Times anti-christ who will set himself up as “god” and demand to be worshiped (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

We see in Daniel 3 that a statue was made, which was to be worshiped by all peoples:

Daniel 3:1
King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide

Notice the “sixes” in this verse?  This is symbolic of the number of the beast in the End Times, which is 666 (Revelation 13:18), and this statue in Daniel 3 is the foreshadow to the End Times statute which will be made for all the Earth’s inhabitants to worship (Revelation 13:12,13)

Daniel 3:3
So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.

The then world’s governors joined in the spiritual act of worshiping this statute set up by King Nebuchadnezzar … government and religion joined at the hip … which is also a picture of the the One World Government and One World Religion of the End Time, being joined together (Revelation 13:7 & 12).

 Daniel 3:4
Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace. 7Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.”

Even as all the people’s were commanded to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s statute in the days of Daniel, so all the people’s of the world will be commanded to bow and worship the statute of the anti-christ in the End Times (Revelation 13:15).

The Book of Daniel is teaching us that even as this great world power of Daniel’s time – Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon – was lord over the people’s of the earth, and commanded forced worship of the statute of the man in power at that time, so it shall be again in the End.

The ruler in the End … anti-christ … will demand worship from all the inhabitants of the Earth and will kill those who refuse!

Daniel 3:12
But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Sadly, just because one calls ones-self a Christian … or just because an organization calls itself a church … it does not mean that such a person … or organization … is a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.  And even as just a FEW Jews in Daniel’s time refused to bow down to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s image, so there will be only a few on the Earth in the End who will refuse to bow the knee to the anti-christ’s statue (Luke 18:8).  Yet, people who are afraid of persecution, people who are afraid of starving, or of being killed for believing and confessing that the Lord Jesus Christ alone is God, will ultimately pay with their lives in the very end … they will pay by suffering for eternity in the eternal Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15).

Please dear reader, if you are not preparing your heart and mind TODAY for the End Time persecution which will happen in one of our tomorrow’s, then you probably will not be ready.

Study and obey the Bible TODAY, while we have many translations and the freedom to study and believe, and pray daily for God’s grace and power to over-come today’s temptations and lusts because when real persecution starts, the temptation to give in to the world’s demands will be greater than today’s temptations!

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Remember that even as Jesus Christ, the True Lord and Savior of men, is currently preparing His Faithful Church for the End Times and for His Return, so the devil is also currently preparing his false whore church for anti-christ’s appearing!

So please get yourselves ready, Christians! Read your Bibles daily, pray and worship the Biblical Jesus Christ daily, and keep yourselves from sinful habits that want to weigh you down and make you unprepared for Christ’s Return!

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2014 Is Christ Soon To Return
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Who will be the main characters involved in the Great End Times War, called Armageddon in Revelation 16?

It is shown in Ezekiel 38 that the Lord Himself will cause Russia to come down from the North to invade Israel:

Ezekiel 38: 1 -The word of the Lord came to me: 2 -“Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.

As seen in the map above, Gog and Magog is currently thought to be Russia, with the Biblical name of Meshech meaning Moscow.

We also see Arab Nations mentioned in this Ezekiel Passage with PERSIA being current day IRAN and with the below map showing us who current day Cush and Put are.

What we see in the Ezekiel 38 Passage above is Russia and the Arab Nations seemingly in an alliance (even as we see in Today’s News Headlines … see HERE for one example).  Daniel 11 also confirms that in the beginning the Arab Nations will be an ally WITH the North (with the North, again, being currently thought of as Russia)…

Daniel 11:
6
After some years, they will become allies. The daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North to make an alliance, but she will not retain her power, and he and his power will not last.

… but as with all power-hungry tyrants, keeping peace with any other power-seeking ruler will be a hard thing to do as their individual desires for power and dominance will put them at odds with one another eventually, as Daniel predicts:

Daniel 11:

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. (The Beautiful Land is Israel / Jerusalem, as seen in Psalm 48:2.)  Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand.
42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 

It is here in Daniel 11 that we are introduced to trouble starting in the EAST.  As we will see below, Revelation 16 shows that it is the Kings (or Rulers) of the East who also desire to war against Israel and take power.

Is it interesting to you that current news shows that Russia and China have also entered into an agreement with each other for “political co-operation and border security” and that Russia and China are currently supporters of Syria (Last month Russia and China joined forces in their third double veto on the Syrian crisis to strike down a resolution that would have called for an end to the violence and threatened Damascus with sanctions.”), even as Russia is currently supporting Iran’s nuclear rights, however we know from Bible Prophecy that the King(s) of the East will also be engaged in this End Time War and it will not be on the side of Russia:

 Daniel 11:

43 He (the King of the North) will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 

Revelation 16 shows that the “Kings of the East” are indeed characters engaged in the Great End Times War, known also as Armageddon, as seen in the below Passage:

Revelation 16:
12
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. 13 Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.  … 16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

To me, the stage does seem to be getting “set” as these key players are making agreements and currently standing up for each other against the other Nations of the World.  By their current support of each other and their current disdain for Israel (see Russia’s accused disdain HERE and China’s HERE) they seem to be playing straight into God’s Hands … or actually God seems to be leading them by the nose straight into His plan:  His plan of His Wrath being poured upon the Earth.  

The Wrath of God is coming people!  It may be closer than some are ready for. But you can prepare yourself and save yourself from the Wrath of God which is coming … even Today!  Won’t you please get yourself ready, Today!?!

Hebrews 3:
7
So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice,  8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert … 12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 
Other interesting facts seen in the above Passages: 

In Revelation 16 we see that:

1 – The River Euphrates will be dried up, so that people from the East can march over it.  See my article HERE which shows the Euphrates has already been drying up at a quick pace, and we see

2 – Demons will be possessing the Rulers, Kings, Presidents of the World in the End!  Terrifying times indeed!

The Nation of Israel will have returned to its homeland

Ezekiel 38 tells the time when this Last Day war would be taking place:

Ezekiel 38: 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a
land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety.

We can see that the Ezekiel Prophecies, therefore, are not ones that were fulfilled in years gone by before Israel once again became a Nation.

Another thing found in the above Passages is:

  God brings Glory to His Name through this Terrible War called Armageddon

Ezekiel 38: 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.

And

Ezekiel 39: 7 “‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. 8 It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of.

The are at least three ways that I can think of, why such a devastating war will bring glory to God:

1 – Glory to God could come when the war involving all these countries finally takes place and many in the world and/or in Israel might start to believe in the Lord God Almighty of the Bible Who foretold of this coming war, for Bible Prophecy shows that God is alive and knows and handles the future, and Bible Prophecy shows that the God of the Bible interacts with man by foretelling future events.

2 – Glory to God will also come when God shows Himself strong on behalf of Israel and saves such a tiny country from being destroyed by larger countries who have gathered together to destroy her.

3 – And finally, Glory to God will come when Christ sets up rule on Earth and all the peoples of the Earth will be forced to confess, “Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Romans 14:11, Philippians 2:10 and ISAIAH 45:23!)

The Above Bible Passages Also Show That The Bride of Christ is Separate and Distinct from The Elect of God, who is Israel

Revelation 19 shows that just before the finale of Armageddon, the Wedding Feast of the Bride takes place in Heaven:

Revelation 19:
9
Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” 

… and this Feast takes place BEFORE Christ finally returns to Earth to conquer those waring in the Armageddon war and to set up His Throne on Earth.

Revelation 19:9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” … 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 

Again, the Church is seen RETURNING WITH Christ here and they have finished their Wedding Feast, therefore the CHURCH has been taken BEFORE the Wrath of God comes upon the Earth.

From Revelation 19 we see that the conclusion of the Ezekiel 38 & 39 War of Armageddon, takes place WHEN Christ Returns to the Earth, as Revelation continues to read:

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.” 19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army.

I heard a preacher state that the Great Supper of God (Revelation 19:17) is taking place at the same time that the Marriage Feast of the Lamb is taking place (Revelation 19:9) but I don’t see that here.  I see that when Christ Returns to the Earth and destroys His enemies with the “Word of His Mouth” it is THEN than that the Great Supper of God takes place, where:

Ezekiel 39:
12“‘For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
13All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I am glorified will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign Lord.
  … 17 “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood. 18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan. 19 At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, (this is why Revelation 19:17 calls it the great supper of God) you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk. 20 At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign Lord.

Again, Revelation 19 shows that this End Time War … Armageddon … is the war where the Lord Jesus Christ Returns with all His Holy Ones, therefore the Holy Ones (which is Christ’s Holy Church) have been raptured and they are in Heaven with Christ, enjoying the Wedding Feast:
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of
horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.” 19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  21 The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
So We See That Armageddon Has Nothing To Do With Christians.
We Won’t Be Here
Christians must remember that this coming End Times War, called Armageddon, AND the Wrath of God is FOR ISRAEL.  It is because of Israel’s sin of rejecting God and His Messiah, that Israel is being punished:
Ezekiel 39:
 23And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. 24 I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offenses, and I hid my face from them
All of this is confirmed by the prophet Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 30:
1
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
3 The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,’ says the Lord.” …  7 How awful that day will be!  None will be like it.  It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,  but he will be saved out of it.  8 “‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them. 9 Instead, they will serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’…  24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this.
God has not called CHRISTIANS to suffer under His wrath, for we are saved from wrath and cleansed by the Blood of Messiah.  The End Times Great Tribulation and Armageddon War takes place in Israel and it is because of Israel’s sin!

1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:9
 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
Revelation 3:10
 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
 Praise God today for His love and mercy shown to us by saving us through Jesus Christ’s dying in our place!!!  And whether you are a Jew or non-Jew reading this Post, you CAN BE SAVED from the Wrath of God which is to come upon the entire Earth!  Simply repent of your sins now and place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the One Who took your place for the punishment for your sins!
Acts 2:
37
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Nuclear War Could Be How The Final War Will Be Fought

The end of Ezekiel 38 shows that it will be by hailstones and burning sulfur that Russia, Persia, and the Kings of the East will be destroyed:

Ezekiel 38:
21
I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.
22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.
23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

We are given further enlightenment of this passage of Scripture by Peter, who prophecies the following:

2 Peter 3: 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. …  10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

Add to this the passage from Zechariah 14 which tells:

Zechariah 14:

12 This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will
rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13On that day men will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other. 14Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
15A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

It is going to be a terrible time!  A terrifying time!  A time of great calamity and war.

Won’t you save yourself NOW before it is too late?  Won’t you save yourself and repent of your sins, before the Wrath of God is unleashed on the Earth?

2 Peter 3:
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Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

In conclusion, it seems that even the Jews are thinking about the Coming War foretold by Ezekiel, as seen in this current News Article found HERE.

I pray this Blog, and this particular Post, encourages you to live today as though Christ will be returning for you tonight!   Blessings and peace to all my readers and may we each have the wisdom to repent and prepare ourselves in holiness for the Rapture of the Church and to be saved from the coming Armageddon War!

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