The Beginning of Sorrows – The Second Seal

The Gog Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 begins with the opening of the Second Seal. The key players are Gog, Magog (Kazakhstan – Afghanistan), Rosh (Russia), Meshech + Tubal (Turkey), Togarmah (Armenians), Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia), Put (Libya) and Gomer (Balkans). This is the ring of nations outside the group who were defeated by Israel in the Psalm 83 war. Their declared motive is not to destroy Israel but rather to take plunder. In Ezekiel 38:13 the People of Dedan, Sheba and the merchants of Tarshish are mentioned as asking whether they have come to take spoil. I believe that this is correctly interpreted that the Sunni Muslims (Dedan and Sheba), weakened after the Psalm 83 war, and the American / British people (the merchants of Tarshish) make weak political protests in the UN but abandon Israel to her fate. After this final display of weakness by America, Russia feels empowered to launch a pre-emptive EMP / nuclear strike against America to clear the way for the invasion of Israel and the Arabian Peninsula. This is the final manifestation of the king of the North pushing against the king of the South In verses 18-19 the wrath of YHWH is roused against those who trample Israel and this starts with a great earthquake in Israel. This equates to the 6th seal of Revelation which is the first time an earthquake is mentioned in the Revelation narrative. Ultimately YHWH fights against this army that tramples Israel and destroys them on the hills of Israel. In Chapter 19:6 the army of Gog is destroyed by fire as are “those...

Prophecy in the News – 17 July 2015

There were three major prophetic events in the news over the last couple of weeks. The Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.  This is a clear manifestation of the period of deception when good will be called evil and evil good. It astounded me how many, so called, mainstream Christian churches embraced this aberrant and ungodly decision. It has already heralded further legal persecution of Christians in the United States. It is totally contrary to the law of God explicitly stated in the Bible. This deception foisted on the country by the court has already spawned calls for the legalization of polygamous marriages. The end game of these activists is the total destruction of the Christian family unit and legalization of pedophilia. Please watch this video to gain a greater understanding of the impact this will have on America.   The nuclear deal with Iran.  Although Obama is heralding the deal as a historic agreement. The leaders of Israel called it “one of the darkest days in world history” and “a historic mistake.” The Israelis know that once Iran gets a nuclear weapon they will use it against them. Saudi Arabia is equally unhappy stating that the deal is extremely dangerous. They feel that the lifting of international energy and financial sanctions will pour billions of dollars into the Ayatollahs coffers to allow them to further fund regional insurgence and expand their international terrorism. On 30th September 1938 the Munich Agreement was signed in an attempt to appease Hitler. Neville Chamberlin returned to Britain and stated “this paper means peace for our time”. Less than one year later, on...

The Beginning of Sorrows – Deception and the First Seal

This week we’re studying the first part of the end time sequence – The Beginning of Sorrows. There are 5 key phases to this period: The Deception The First Seal The Second Seal The Third Seal The Fourth Seal Let’s review what we’ve discovered this week.   The Deception Matthew 24:4-5 states, “4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many”. The deception we are talking about is a religious deception. This started during the first century with corruption of the message Jesus gave during His earthly ministry. It continues today with mainstream churches completely ignoring the literal, explicit word of God and abandoning the Apostles doctrine. This deception will continue to grow worse and worse as we approach the return of Messiah. Revelation 6:9 tells us “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”. The prophet Isaiah foretold of the final state of this deception, in chapter 5 verses 20-21, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Recent events in the Supreme Court of America clearly demonstrate how far this level of deception has already come.   The First Seal Revelation 6:2-3, “And I...

Do you really understand end time prophecy?

Studying end time prophecy can be a daunting task! The book of Revelation can be particularly challenging with the time range starting with the birth of Messiah and finishing 1,000 years after His return. The inset chapters interrupt the flow of the narrative and the symbolism of the vision leave many people confused. However, there is one absolutely invaluable piece of information when studying the end time countdown. This is the relationship between the 7 seals, the 7 trumpets and the 7 bowls of wrath.The 7 trumpets are the result of opening the 7th seal and the 7 bowls of wrath are poured out after the 7th trumpet announces the wrath of God on the world. Putting these statements together we see a linear timeline – 7 seals are opened, then 7 trumpets are sounded then 7 bowls of wrath are poured out. Each series of 7 events are recorded as being completed in order. So now we have a linear sequence we can use to form the backbone of our prophetic explorations. Matthew 24 is effectively the executive summary of the end times. Our Messiah breaks this narrative down into three main time periods – the beginning of sorrows, the tribulation and the coming of the Son of man. These three periods overlay the backbone of Revelation as follows: The beginning of sorrows is from the 1st Century to the 4th seal The tribulation is from the 5th seal to the 7th trumpet The coming of the Son of man is from the 7th trumpet to the 7th bowl of wrath Now we have a basis for starting...