The time of Jacob's trouble and the Day of the Lord will soon be upon us.

 

We will start our account at the seals of the Book of Revelation, however this is to enable the reader to pick up the time thread of the article.  Once we have discussed the first four seals, we will then take the reader back prior to Jacobís Trouble for new knowledge about this time.  Be prepared to learn new knowledge with this article and many others, which are at our site.  Do not believe us, read every scripture in the bible and ask God to lead you into truth.  If you have that mind, God can work with you.   We have learnt a certain amount of knowledge up to this point, but the scriptures state that we must continue to grow in grace and knowledge as we continue our journey to eternal life.

 

The first three seals of the book of Revelation are:

 

Ishmael
Assyria
Famine

 

Letís compare the scriptures

 

The seals are about the events which lead up to and culminate in Jacobís Trouble.  The seals tell us what is going to happen to Israel just prior to Jacobís Trouble, and then culminate in the worst time of trouble ever seen in Israel.

 

1st Seal  - White Horse, Ishmael

 

Rev 6:2  And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

 

The rider of the white horse is identified in the following scriptures.  The rider had a bow, Ishmael was an archer.

The rider had a crown, Ishmael had 12 sons who were princes.

 

Gen 21:20  So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

 

Gen 17:20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

 

The above scriptures show clearly that the 1st seal is Ishmael.  He will conquer Israel.

 

At the time of writing, the Arab nations are a huge threat to Israel with the onset of

terrorism.   The  Arabís hatred of Israel stems from the time of Ishmael and Isaac.

 

Eze 25:15  'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because the Philistines dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred,"

 

2nd Seal - Red Horse, Assyria

 

Rev 6:4  Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

 

Isa 10:5  "Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.

Isa 10:6  I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

 

Jer 50:17  "Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones."


3rd Seal  - Black Horse, Famine

 

Rev 6:5  When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

Rev 6:6  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."

 

Lev 26:26  When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

 

Lam 5:9  We get our bread at the risk of our lives, Because of the sword in the wilderness.

Lam 5:10  Our skin is hot as an oven, Because of the fever of famine.


4th Seal - Pale Horse, Death

 

Rev 6:7  When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."

Rev 6:8  So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

 

This is the time of the culmination of Jacobís trouble, which is described in Ezekiel chapter 14.

 

The following four judgments are little known or spoken of by church people, but like it or not, know it or not, these are the judgments which God is going to send on Israel and Judah, because of their disobedience to Him.

 

The four judgments of Ezekiel 14 v 21 are: 
the sword, the famine, the wild beast and the pestilence.

 

Eze 14:21  For thus says the Lord GOD: "How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence to cut off man and beast from it?

 

Letís compare the scriptures.

 

Fourth seal, a pale horse, death

 

Rev 6 v 8 states; The horse has power over ľ of the earth to kill with sword, famine, pestilence and wild beasts

 

Rev 6:8  So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

 

Eze 14:21  For thus says the Lord GOD: "How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence to cut off man and beast from it?

 

These four judgments cause 2/3rds of Israel to perish.

 

Eze 5:12  One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Eze 5:13  'Thus shall My anger be spent, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be avenged; and they shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it in My zeal, when I have spent My fury upon them.

 

The above scripture shows that 1/3 of Israel and Judah die of pestilence and famine, 1/3rd die by the sword and only 1/3rd of Israel survive the judgments of God, and they go into captivity with the sword after them. 

 

The time of Jacobís trouble is the time of Godís wrath on Israel and Judah.

 

Jer 30:7  Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

 

Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

 

However, God is a merciful and loving God.  He will not send the judgments on Israel without warning them yet again.  We know that God has sent His prophets all throughout history to warn of impending disaster on His people.  We see that once again God sends His end time watchman to Israel to warn them. 

 

Now we take the reader to the time before Jacobís TroubleÖÖ

The Watchman gives a warning of impending destruction and captivity on the House of Israel and Judah.

 

The watchman must warn the whole house of Israel, Judah, and the exiles.

 

Notice the following scripture regarding Godís wrath on Judah.

 

Eze 5:5  "Thus says the Lord GOD: 'This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and the countries all around her.

Eze 5:6  She has rebelled against My judgments by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against My statutes more than the countries that are all around her; for they have refused My judgments, and they have not walked in My statutes.'

Eze 5:7  Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Because you have multiplied disobedience more than the nations that are all around you, have not walked in My statutes nor kept My judgments, nor even done according to the judgments of the nations that are all around you'

Eze 5:8  therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Indeed I, even I, am against you and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.

Eze 5:9  And I will do among you what I have never done, and the like of which I will never do again, because of all your abominations.

Eze 5:10  Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments among you, and all of you who remain I will scatter to all the winds.

Eze 5:11  'Therefore, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity.

Eze 5:12  One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Eze 5:13  'Thus shall My anger be spent, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be avenged; and they shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it in My zeal, when I have spent My fury upon them.

Eze 5:14  Moreover I will make you a waste and a reproach among the nations that are all around you, in the sight of all who pass by.

Eze 5:15  'So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Eze 5:16  When I send against them the terrible arrows of famine which shall be for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, I will increase the famine upon you and cut off your supply of bread.

Eze 5:17  So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, the LORD, have spoken.' "

 

In verse 5 this warning is addressed to Jerusalem, and in verse 17 is the description of their punishment, the four judgments of Ezekiel 14 v 21.
This is the time of Jacobís trouble.  Notice it is not Satanís wrath it is Godís wrath. We have not known this before, this is new knowledge. Also we have not mentioned the four judgments for a long time, it is the time of Jacobís trouble, it is a time when 2/3rd of Israel are killed.

 

Amo 9:8  "Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, And I will destroy it from the face of the earth; Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob," Says the LORD.

Amo 9:9  "For surely I will command, And will sift the house of Israel among all nations, As grain is sifted in a sieve; Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.

Amo 9:10  All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, Who say, 'The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.'

 

The above scripture shows plainly that Israel goes into captivity so we do not need to prove this further.   Israel and Judah go to captivity, and they will be the recipients of Godís wrath at the time of Jacobís trouble.  Now back to the warning of the watchman to Israel and Judah.

 

Eze 3:4  Then He said to me: "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.

Eze 3:5  For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel,  

 

The above scripture shows some very interesting facts, the watchman must speak Godís words.  It is a waste of time putting our interpretation and our ideas or thoughts in things, Godís words are the words which will be used by the watchman.  There are many penalties listed in Ezekiel for those who claim to be prophets and speak their own words, and God has not sent them.  So it is very clear that Godís words will be spoken by the watchman.
Here we see what the watchman is to sayÖÖ..Godís words.
To whom?
The house of Israel {remember Judah is included along with the exiles, which we will prove shortly.}

 

Who is the house of Israel?  The people who speak the same language as the watchman.  America, England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the other countries who make up the 12 tribes of Israel. This is the time of Jacobís trouble.

 

Eze 3:10  Moreover He said to me: "Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears.

Eze 3:11  And go, get to the captives, to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' whether they hear, or whether they refuse."

 

The exiles are given the warning

 

Eze 6:2  "Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

Eze 6:3  and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: "Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.

 

This is a part of the warning message.  To the land of Israel. This warning goes to the Jews and Israelites living in the actual nation of Israel today. 

 

Eze 7:1  Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Eze 7:2  "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel: 'An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.

Eze 7:3  Now the end has come upon you, And I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations.

Eze 7:4  My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you shall know that I am the LORD!'

Eze 7:5  "Thus says the Lord GOD: 'A disaster, a singular disaster; Behold, it has come!

Eze 7:6  An end has come, The end has come; It has dawned for you; Behold, it has come!

Eze 7:7  Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; The time has come, A day of trouble is near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.

Eze 7:8  Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations.

Eze 7:9  'My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst. Then you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.

 

Here we see the punishment of Israel the time of Jacobís trouble and who brings it.  In verse 9 above, is the answer, the Lord who strikes.

 

The following verses contain the warning messages.

 

Eze 7:15  The sword is outside, And the pestilence and famine within. Whoever is in the field will die by the sword; And whoever is in the city, Famine and pestilence will devour him.

 

Eze 7:24  Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles, And they will possess their houses; I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And their holy places shall be defiled.

Eze 7:25  Destruction comes; They will seek peace, but there shall be none.

Eze 7:26  Disaster will come upon disaster, And rumor will be upon rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet; But the law will perish from the priest, And counsel from the elders.

 

We have seen plainly that the watchman warns Israel, Judah and the exiles of the impending captivity. Have they listened and heeded the message of the watchman?

 

Jer 6:17  Also, I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'

 

Jer 6:22  Thus says the LORD: "Behold, a people comes from the north country, And a great nation will be raised from the farthest parts of the earth.

Jer 6:23  They will lay hold on bow and spear; They are cruel and have no mercy; Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, As men of war set in array against you, O daughter of Zion."

 

Amo 9:10  All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, Who say, 'The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.'

 

Read Jer. 6 verse 17 carefully, God will send His watchmen to warn Israel but they will not listen and heed the warnings.

 

When God is satisfied that the warning has gone out, then the time of Jacobís trouble will start.

God will ensure that all Israel hears the warning message.  Notice the following scripture:

 

Isa 9:8  The Lord sent a word against Jacob, And it has fallen on Israel.

 

The old King James has it a little more clearly:

 

Isa 9:8  The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

 

THEN JACOBíS TROUBLE

 

Eze 12:27  "Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.'

Eze 12:28  Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done," says the Lord GOD.' "

 

People think that the end is a long way off and that all the prophecies are for the future, not for the present time.  However, at the time the watchman gives his warning, God says, there shall be delay no more. These events are now about to come to pass.

 

Just prior to Jacobís trouble starting, some people will be counted worthy to miss this terrible time and will be spared this horrendous event. 

 

Luk 21:36  Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

 

Psa 37:37  Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.

Psa 37:38  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psa 37:39  But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psa 37:40  And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.  

 

In Ezekiel Chapter 2 is described a scroll, which contains lamentations, mourning and woe.  The prophet had to eat the book and then go and warn the Israelites of the impending trouble. (Chapter 3) This is referring to Jacobís trouble.  Only six seals and the 6 following trumpets are revealed at this time.  The 7th trump and remaining 7 plagues of the Day of the Lord are covered by the little book in Revelation 10.  The end time prophet of God eats the whole book.  Firstly the modern day Israelites are warned and after Jacobís trouble the gentile nations are warned of the 7 plagues of the Day of the Lord. 

 

Prior to captivity.

 

Eze 12:10  Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel who are among them." '

Eze 12:11  Say, 'I am a sign to you. As I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall be carried away into captivity.'

 

Judah and Israel go to captivity.

 

Eze 12:16  But I will spare a few of their men from the sword, from famine, and from pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the Gentiles wherever they go. Then they shall know that I am the LORD."

 

There are very few left when Israel go into captivity.

 

Also note this terrible thing, Jacobís brother, Esau, actually stands by and watches as their very own brother goes into captivity, then they gloat over their brotherís misfortune.  Look at these verses.

 

Oba 1:9  Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, To the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau May be cut off by slaughter.

Oba 1:10  "For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever.

Oba 1:11  In the day that you stood on the other side In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem Even you were as one of them.

Oba 1:12  "But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity; Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah In the day of their destruction; Nor should you have spoken proudly In the day of distress.

 

The false prophets of Israel are warned and dealt with also.

 

Eze 13:15  "Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with untempered mortar; and I will say to you, 'The wall is no more, nor those who plastered it,

Eze 13:16  that is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,' " says the Lord GOD.

 

False prophets must reap what they have sown.

 

These scripture are very serious, even if we are righteous we cannot save our own children, these things are that serious. 

 

Eze 14:20  even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness."

Eze 14:21  For thus says the Lord GOD: "How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence to cut off man and beast from it?

 

The following scriptures are a brief description of the terrible times ahead in the time of Jacobís trouble.

 

Jer 30:7  Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

 

We know that a terrible time is coming for Israel and Judah because they would not obey God.  They have idols, they are unfaithful to God they commit abominations, they have rejected Godís statutes and judgements.  They have to learn the hard way, God will punish them now, but they will learn the errors of their ways.

 

Eze 5:10  Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments among you, and all of you who remain I will scatter to all the winds.

Eze 5:11  'Therefore, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity.  

 

Look at these dreadful events during Jacobís trouble people eating each other, fathers eating their own sons and sons eating their own fathers.  This sounds almost too horrible to believe, but it is going to happen.  God is sick of their dreadful ways, and they must learn to change from their sins.

 

Israel and Judah are taken into captivity, amid death and destruction, this is a dreadful time and we must not look forward to it, but it is necessary for God to be able to work with these people.

 

Notice this dreadful description of Israel and Judahís condition whilst they are in captivity.

 

Lev 26:39  And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.

Lev 26:40  'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,

Lev 26:41  and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt

Lev 26:42  then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.

 

Unless Israel repents God will leave them to rot in captivity. 

 

Once Israel and Judah are in captivity, then the end time Elijah goes to them and turns their hearts to their Father and the Fatherís hearts to the children.  Israel, now completely humiliated and homeless, destitute and slaves in a foreign land, are now at long last willing to listen to Godís end time prophet Elijah and his commission from God.

 

Luk 1:16  And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

Luk 1:17  He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS TO THE CHILDREN,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

 

Mal 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

Mal 4:6  And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

 

People realise Jacobís trouble was necessary to cause Israel to repent.

 

Eze 14:22  Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it.

Eze 14:23  And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it," says the Lord GOD.

 

The message of Elijah will be that God is prepared to forgive Israel if they repent and have a correct attitude and heart and believe God.  As long as they have obedient hearts and minds God will work with them.  His heart will be turned to them.  Their hearts will be turned to the Father.
Also we know that Elijah will restore all thingsÖ

 

We also see in the verses from Ezekiel that the captives will have a change of heart, but unfortunately it will take a great deal of suffering before that is achieved.

 

Mat 17:10  And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Mat 17:11  Jesus answered and said to them, "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.

 

You have probably realised by now, that you have learnt very little new knowledge in the church since the death of Mr. Armstrong.  The church must continue to grow in grace and knowledge.  There are still many new things to be learnt.  We see that the end time Elijah restores all things.  The end time Elijah will have some fantastic new knowledge from God to share with the final era of His church. 

 

During Jacobís Trouble the 5th seal occurs. The martyrdom of saints, is included in the 4th seal.  Godís people are put to death and persecuted right up until Christís return.  This is mainly because they have to prove their faithfulness.  One of the biggest tests for the church will be to see if they are prepared to believe and accept the new knowledge of eternal life.  Before the martyrdom we know that the gospel must have first been published.

 

Mar 13:9  "But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.

Mar 13:10  And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

 

Notice the context of the above scripture, it is talking about a martyrdom and persecution of saints, but before that will happen the gospel must first be published.  It will be very difficult, once the persecution starts to get any work done, so it is made clear by Christ that the gospel will have been published before the martyrdom of saints begins.

 

Whilst Israel is in captivity, they learn to turn to God and follow His ways. Elijah turns the hearts of the Fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the Fathers during this time.  The following scripture shows that God leaves them alone to come to the realisation that they must change their sinful ways and follow the ways of God.

 

Hos 5:15  I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me."

 

Then the Father gets them out of captivity. 

 

Mic 2:12  "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.

Mic 2:13  The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head."

 

Read this scripture over until you really understand what it says, the Father goes to Israel and Judah which are in captivity and He goes on ahead of them to lead them out of captivity.  Now their king shall pass before them.  Who is their king?

 

Jer 30:9  But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.

 

Jer 31:8  Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them from the ends of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child And the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there.

Jer 31:9  They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.

 

Eze 34:11  'For thus says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.

Eze 34:12  As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

Eze 34:13  And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.

Eze 34:14  I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Eze 34:15  I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down," says the Lord GOD.

 

Jer 23:7  "Therefore, behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that they shall no longer say, 'As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,'

Jer 23:8  but, 'As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.' And they shall dwell in their own land."  

 

The Father says He will search and seek for His sheep.
Notice verse 8 of Jeremiah 23. The Lord who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel.  This is just another proof of the amazing new knowledge regarding the return to earth of the Father and what He will do on His arrival.

 

Eze 34:23  I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

Eze 34:24  And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

 

These fantastic scriptures explain some wonderful new knowledge for us, this is truly amazing.  God the Father returns and together with David, search out Israel and Judah and bring them back to their own land Israel

 

Now look at this exciting scripture, what do you think is going to happen to the nations which took Israel and Judah captive?  What do you think will happen to them? Remember they are cruel nations and Israel and Judah have had a terrible time at their hands whilst they were in captivity.

 

Read this scripture, the nations which took Israel captive will now serve Israel, how amazingÖ.

 

Isa 14:1  For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob.

Isa 14:2  Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.

Isa 14:3  It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,

Isa 14:4  that you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased!

Isa 14:5  The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers;

 

Notice verse 2, the people who took Israel captive, will now serve the Israelites as servants and handmaids.

 

Notice the following scripture, when the Israelites come out of captivity, God makes them walk out on a highway, just as they did in the days when they came out of Egypt.  How interesting, they actually had a road to travel on then, and in the near future when they come out of their captivity, God will give them a highway to walk on.

 

Isa 11:15  The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dryshod.

Isa 11:16  There will be a highway for the remnant of His people Who will be left from Assyria, As it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.

 

Notice this following scripture which shows that the Israelites actually fight against, plunder and defeat a number of nations on their return from captivity.

 

Isa 11:12  He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.

Isa 11:13  Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.

Isa 11:14  But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; Together they shall plunder the people of the East; They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; And the people of Ammon shall obey them.

Isa 11:15  The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dryshod.  

 

This is exciting knowledge for us, and it would be a good idea to read it again, and let this wonderful knowledge sink in.

 

Once the Israelites reach Israel, God expects a changed attitude from them.  He expects them to demonstrate remorse, a changed heart and mind, and to demonstrate belief in their God. 

 

Eze 43:10  "Son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.

Eze 43:11  And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its ordinances, all its forms and all its laws. Write it down in their sight, so that they may keep its whole design and all its ordinances, and perform them.

Eze 43:12  This is the law of the temple: The whole area surrounding the mountaintop is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.

 

If Israel change their minds and have a correct attitude and heart, God will show them the plans of His temple.  The above verse shows this, as well as the following verse.

 

Eze 40:4  And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see."

 

Eze 43:7  And He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. No more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their harlotry or with the carcasses of their kings on their high places.

 

Eze 37:24  "David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.

Eze 37:25  Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.

Eze 37:26  Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

Eze 37:27  My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Eze 37:28  The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore." ' "

 

This is amazing truth, God allows the Israelites under King David to build His temple.  God will live with them forever.

These above scriptures show that the Father with David will bring Israel and Judah, back to their own land of Israel

 

Joe 3:1  "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,

Joe 3:2  I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.

 

The following scripture shows what happens when Israel return from captivity.

 

Jer 16:14  "Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that it shall no more be said, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,'

Jer 16:15  but, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.' For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.

 

Isa 49:8  Thus says the LORD: "In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;

Isa 49:9  That You may say to the prisoners, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.' "They shall feed along the roads, And their pastures shall be on all desolate heights.

Isa 49:10  They shall neither hunger nor thirst, Neither heat nor sun shall strike them; For He who has mercy on them will lead them, Even by the springs of water He will guide them.

Isa 49:11  I will make each of My mountains a road, And My highways shall be elevated.

Isa 49:12  Surely these shall come from afar; Look! Those from the north and the west, And these from the land of Sinim."

Isa 49:13  Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted.

 

Also on the way back, many nations join themselves to Israel, they realise that to follow God is the best way.

 

Isa 56:8  The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him."

 

Zec 2:11  "Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.

 

The following scripture shows that the above mentioned nations who joined themselves to Israel on their way back to Jerusalem are in fact the great multitude mentioned in Revelation.

 

Rev 7:9  After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

 

Rev 7:14  And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  

 

Notice this amazing new knowledge regarding the children of the people who were taken captive.  In Deut. 28 v 32 it was shown that the Israelites watched in vain as their children were taken from them.

 

Deu 28:32  Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand.

 

Now we see what actually happens to those children, when God sets His hand to rescue His people from captivity.

 

Isa 49:20  The children you will have, After you have lost the others, Will say again in your ears, 'The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.'

Isa 49:21  Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have lost my children and am desolate, A captive, and wandering to and fro? And who has brought these up? There I was, left alone; But these, where were they?' "

Isa 49:22  Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, And set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;

Isa 49:23  Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me."

 

That is just amazing, the children of the captive nation of Israel, who the Israelites thought were dead, will be brought back to them by the nations who took them captive.  The kings and queens of these nations will actually be their nurses and look after them.  These kings and queens will bow down to the people of the nation of Israel.  The nation of Israel are Godís people.

 

And again notice this great scripture.

 

Isa 49:25  But thus says the LORD: "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children.

Isa 49:26  I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, And they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know That I, the LORD, am your Savior, And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

 

The following scripture indicates that it was necessary for Israel and Judah to undergo the horrendous events of Jacobís Trouble in order for them to eventually end up with the correct attitude and heart. Eventually it will be very plainly evident that the horrors of Jacobís Trouble were the only way their hearts and attitudes could be changed.  God knows best, He is a loving and merciful God.

 

Eze 14:22  Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it.

Eze 14:23  And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it," says the Lord GOD.

 

Incredible as it may seem even the Israelites themselves admit that they had to go through Jacobís Trouble.  They loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed, and they understand why God had to bring this disaster on them.

 

Eze 6:9  Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.

Eze 6:10  And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them."

 

The below scripture will make great headlines after Israel come out of captivity. Notice that the whole earth has to hear about Godís rescue of Israel.

 

Isa 48:20  Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"

Isa 48:21  And they did not thirst When He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them; He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.

Isa 48:22  "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

 

The Holy One of Israel will be made known to the entire world.

 

Isa 66:19  I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.

 

The whole world will at last know the truth about the Father, and Christ.
 

THEN THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINTS

 

Rev 6:9  When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.

Rev 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"

Rev 6:11  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

 

Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

 

These above scriptures make it plain that there is going to be a martyrdom of saints brought on by Satan. Notice the scriptures below showing how the true firstfruits of God will be treated by their own brethren, the actual members of Godís church.

 

Isa 66:5  Hear the word of the LORD, You who tremble at His word: "Your brethren who hated you, Who cast you out for My name's sake, said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, That we may see your joy.' But they shall be ashamed."  

 

The brethren think, in some strange way, that the ones being cast out will do some harm to them or damage their beliefs.  Because they have cast out the brethren they think God should be glorified.  But look what happens to themÖÖ they shall be ashamed.

 

Letís notice what the book of Daniel has to say about this time.  We pick up the story speaking of the King of the NorthÖ.

 

Dan 11:29  "At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter.

Dan 11:30  For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. "So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

Dan 11:31  And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

 

This event happens just prior to the Day of the Lord, please see Matt 24 v 15-22, but we have put it in here to show the flow of events leading into the Martyrdom of Saints.

 

Now we see in the following scriptures the trouble that Godís people then encounter.

 

Dan 11:32  Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

 

Notice there will be action against the covenant.  But the people who KNOW their God will be strong and do great exploits.  It is so very important that we know God the Father and Christ.  There is new end time knowledge about God the Father and Christ at this web site, be sure to read it and learn it.  Look how vital it is to know about God in these end times.

 

Dan 11:33  And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.

 

There are some who know their God and teach many, but unfortunately the people being taught still go through Jacobís Trouble and martyrdom.  Unfortunately they left things too late and needed to be tried in the fire for righteousness sake.

 

Now notice what happens next.

 

Dan 11:34  Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue.

 

This is sad indeed, we see that there is a group of Godís people, who know the truth, know their God and teach others about it, but it would appear they are only a small group.  Then when other church people see that they have the truth, they join them,

but in hypocrisy.  How sad that is and yet there are many scriptures that back up this very disturbing situation.

 

Eze 33:31  So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.

 

Mat 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Mat 25:11  "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'

Mat 25:12  But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'

 

The above scripture shows a very sad picture for quite a number in Godís church so we must be very careful to be diligent in our calling.

 

Notice that even some of those who have insight will be martyred.  They too have to be refined for their own good.

 

Dan 11:35  And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

 

Letís notice an amazing fact... the Father returns, read on for some wonderful new knowledge.
 

DURING THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINTS GOD THE FATHER RETURNS TO THE EARTH.


THE FATHER RETURNS WITH THE SAINTS.

 

Dan 7:21  "I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them,

Dan 7:22  until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
 

This is plain and simple truth from the pages of your bible, God the Father returns during the martyrdom of Saints.

 

We will show by scripture that the Father returns during the martyrdom, however the martyrdom lasts all the way through to the 7th trump.

 

Zec 14:5  Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, And all the saints with You.

 

Do not think that this verse refers to Christ, it does not, this is talking about the Father. Notice what we have seen clearly so far, the Father returns during the martyrdom of saints and He returns with the saints.  These are the resurrected saints which are dead at this present time eg.  Abraham, Moses, Daniel, etc. these are returning with the Father.

 

1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

 

Jud 1:14  Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,

 

Deu 33:2  And he said: "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand Came a fiery law for them.

Deu 33:3  Yes, He loves the people; All His saints are in Your hand; They sit down at Your feet; Everyone receives Your words.

 

Read these scriptures over again, God the Father comes with the saints.


CHRIST RETURNS WITH THE ANGELS

 

Mat 16:27  For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

 

2Th 1:7  and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,

 

Rev 19:11  Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

Rev 19:12  His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

Rev 19:13  He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

Rev 19:14  And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

Rev 19:15  Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Rev 19:16  And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.  

These above scriptures confirm this amazing new knowledge that the Father returns during the martyrdom of saints, with the resurrected saints.
Jesus returns with the angels.
 

The sixth seal is the heavenly signs, this ushers in the Day of the Lord. 

 

Rev 6:12  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.

Rev 6:13  And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Rev 6:14  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

Rev 6:15  And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

Rev 6:16  and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Rev 6:17  For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

 

Joe 2:30  "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

Joe 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

Joe 2:32  And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

 

Isa 34:4  All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as fruit falling from a fig tree.  

 

Now after the heavenly signs and before the Day of the Lord, we see the sealing of the 144,000.  These are the firstfruits of God.  These are the dead saints and some who are alive at this time who qualify to be firstfruits.
This means that the dead saints are resurrected at this time.  We know that they come to earth with the Father, which has been proved in the above scripture.  So this is showing that they are alive, and sealed at this time. 

 

Rev 7:3  saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."

 

This seal is not the Holy Spirit. Godís people already have His Spirit, it is the Fatherís name on their foreheads.

 

Rev 14:1  Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads.

 

Notice, also that the firstfruits include the dead saints and those who are alive and who qualify to be firstfruits.  Notice the live saints are sealed at this time.  Remember the dead are raised first, the live saints are changed after the dead saints are resurrected.  Notice this scripture which shows that the live saints are sealed, therefore they are firstfruits.

 

Rev 9:4  They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

 

This above scripture depicts an event during the blowing of the 5th trumpet, the 1st Woe, during the 7th seal.  This event occurs after the sealing of the 144,000. 
 

So we see that the firstfruits are sealed, they belong to God the Father and Christ, they are sealed before the 7 trumpets.  You might challenge the time setting, as this is not the last trump, but a careful study of scripture shows that the Firstfruits are special, different from the saints in some ways:-

 

1Co 15:23  But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

 

Also notice

 

1Co 15:52  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

The word "at" is explained in the Strongís concordance, which is quite remarkable, as these prepositions are not usually discussed, however this word at can mean before. 

 

With the above information in mind, we see that the 144,000 firstfruits are sealed when the scripture states - before the 7 trumpets.

 

Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

 

After the sealing of the firstfruits, the day of the Lord starts.

 

Also the event of the appearance of six men and a man with an inkhorn.  Those who sigh over Jerusalem are marked out. 


THE TEMPLE IS DEFILED

 

Eze 9:1  Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, "Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand."

Eze 9:2  And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer's inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.

Eze 9:3  Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn at his side;

Eze 9:4  and the LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it."

Eze 9:5  To the others He said in my hearing, "Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.

Eze 9:6  Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

 

Those who have the mark on their foreheads are spared this slaughter.
They have their hearts right with God and are horrified at the way man is living his life here on earth. The way of God is forgotten and blasphemed, man just does any imagination of his heart, there is no fear of God.  These people, who have the mark, will be marked out and will not have to suffer this impending slaughter. They have not defiled the temple.

 

Many things happen at the return of the Father.  One of them is that at this time the abomination of desolation is set up in the temple.
Remember that the Israelites built the temple under the direct supervision of King David.  Now some of the church members have turned against the true members of Godís church and taken the side of the little horn. This has resulted in the temple being defiled.

 

Dan 11:31  And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

 

When the Father returns He stands on the Mount of Olives, and an earthquake divides the mountain.  This creates a valley, and the Israelites flee through here to the valley of Achor.   The scripture states that the Israelites stayed in the mountains around Jerusalem on their initial return from captivity.

 

Zec 14:4  And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south.

Zec 14:5  Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, And all the saints with You.

 

The following scripture is possibly dual, referring to Israel and the church, in some of the verses, but primarily it is referring to the church and their situation during this time.

It could well be that when the church members accept the knowledge of the truth, they qualify to be protected from the dragon during this time.  They flee to a place prepared by God to be fed for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

 

Rev 12:3  And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

Rev 12:4  His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.

Rev 12:5  She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

Rev 12:6  Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

 

Luk 21:36  Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

 

After the dragon is cast to the earth he persecutes the woman,

{church}.  The church then flies to her place where she is

nourished from the presence of the serpent. These church

members have now accepted the knowledge of the truth and have also qualified to be protected.

 

Rev 12:13  Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.

Rev 12:14  But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

Rev 12:15  So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

Rev 12:16  But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

 

Now we see there are still church members who are left and have not qualified to be taken to safety.  These brethren have to be tested in severe trials to prove faithful to God.  God must be very sure of His people, eternal life is at stake.  Notice the dragon goes to make war with them.

 

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  

 

THEN THE DAY OF THE LORD

 

The Seventh Seal is The Day of the Lord it is a time of Godís wrath on the gentile nations, it comes on them due to their heart and mind and behaviour.  They are totally rebellious, they worship idols they have ignored Godís statutes and ordinances, they are proud and lofty, haughty, sinners, they are liars, they deal falsely with each other and show no love or compassion.  They oppress the poor, the fatherless and the orphan.  They must change their ways and the only way this will happen is the Day of the Lord.

 

The Day of the Lord is divided into 7 trumpets, the last 3 trumpets are 3 woes.  The last trump or the third woe is divided into 7 plagues.


1st TRUMPET

 

Rev 8:7  The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

 

During the first trump, Gog and Magog come up against Israel who are in the Valley of Achor living in safety.
These nations think that Israel is an easy target and try to invade them.

 

Eze 38:8  After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.

Eze 38:9  You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you."

Eze 38:10  'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:

Eze 38:11  You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'

Eze 38:12  to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.

 

The Lord does not stand by and let these nations destroy Israel.

 

Eze 38:22  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Eze 38:23  Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD." '


2nd TRUMPET

 

Rev 8:8  Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

Rev 8:9  And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.


3rd TRUMPET

 

Rev 8:10  Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.

Rev 8:11  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.


4th TRUMPET

 

Rev 8:12  Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.  


5th TRUMPET     1st WOE

 

Rev 9:1  Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

Rev 9:2  And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

Rev 9:3  Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Rev 9:4  They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Rev 9:5  And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

Rev 9:6  In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Rev 9:7  The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.

Rev 9:8  They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.

Rev 9:9  And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.

Rev 9:10  They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.

Rev 9:11  And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

 

6th TRUMPET               2ND WOE

 

Rev 9:13  Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Rev 9:14  saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."

Rev 9:15  So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.

Rev 9:16  Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.

Rev 9:17  And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.

Rev 9:18  By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.

Rev 9:19  For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.

Rev 9:20  But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.

Rev 9:21  And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

 

Before the 7th Trump sounds Godís end time prophet eats a little book.  As mentioned earlier. The Ezekiel scroll represents the warning to the modern day Israelites about the impending time of Jacobís Trouble, and the little book in Revelation 10 is a warning to the gentile nations, as the end time prophet is told to prophesy again to Kings, nations, peoples and tongues.  This warning is likened to the final warning which Moses took to Pharaoh before the 10 plagues were sent on Egypt.  Now the modern day warning of the 7 plagues of the final 3rd Woe and 7th Trump is to go out.  This warning message contains the new end time knowledge which God has given to His end time prophets and this message completes the mystery of God.

 

The end time prophet is also instructed to measure the temple of God.  This is done by how the members, ministers, and others in positions of authority, accept the new knowledge which God puts into His end time church.  God judges their hearts, motives and actions.  They will be measured by their belief or disbelief, and acceptance of the truth, and the way they act.

 

The two witnesses are prophesying at this time, we do not know when they start their commission, but we know that they are killed at the end of the 2nd Woe, which is the end of the 6th trumpet.  We know they prophesy for 1260 days. Among their many duties, they warn of the Day of the Lord.
They have power over the rain and the waters and can defend themselves with fire.  These are modern day types of Moses and Elijah.


7th TRUMPET     3rd WOE     SEVEN LAST PLAQUES

 

This is the last trump, it is divided into the 7 bowls of wrath or 7 last plagues which God pours out on the gentile nations.

 

Once the 7th trump is sounded, we see that the Father and Christ begin to rule.

 

Rev 11:15  Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"  

 

Even though we know The Father has always been in charge, we also know that Satan is the God of this world, and has continued to lead this world into misery, destruction, deception, and despair.  At this point the Father and Christ begin to reign.

 

Then the long awaited judgment and reward of the dead.  The bond-servants, the prophets, the saints and those who fear Godís name.

 

Rev 11:18  The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth."

 

We then see a war in heaven and Satan and his demons were cast down to earth, and salvation, power and the Kingdom of God comes and authority of Christ.

 

Rev 12:10  Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

 

Satan's rule is now ended and Christ and the Father begin the Kingdom of God with salvation and strength.

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