The American Wisdom Series

The sixth trump
Endure unto the End

Satan will return to earth again; this time claiming he is Christ. So the apostle Paul, authorized by the Lord Jesus Christ, made it real clear in his second letter to the Thessalonians with a simple solid statement of fact as to what MUST happen first, BEFORE Jesus Christ returns at the Last Trump! In 2 Thes. 2:3-4 he says, "Let no man deceive you by any means."
No man means no preacher, teacher, visionary, commentator, friend or foe, whether male or female, or whether dead or alive!  Paul continues... "For that day", the day the Lord returns, "shall NOT come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

So before Jesus Christ returns, Satan will be cast to this earth along with his angels according to Rev. 12:7-9 and he will appear as the Messiah with "all power and signs and lying wonders (2 Thes. 2:9)", performing miracles "in the sight of men (Rev. 13:13)"and deceive the whole world into believing he is God, i.e. Jesus Christ.

You SEE, if you do not KNOW that the false messiah comes FIRST, which is part of having the "seal of God" in your forehead (Rev. 9:4), no one will convince you, after the fact, that Jesus Christ has not returned.  You will surely worship the abomination of desolation, the abominable one, the wicked one, the beast, the dragon, that old serpent, Satan himself.
But, now you do know, don't you? What you may not know, is how to tell the difference.

Make sure you know how to tell the difference between them.The difference between "what is holy" and "what is profane" The difference between "Jesus" and "Satan"; for when Satan comes to earth claiming to be Jesus. You won't "Endure unto the End" if Christ returns and finds you "spiritually pregnant",  carrying Satan spiritual baby.  If He finds you have been worshipping Satan, it won't matter that you thought he was Jesus!

Paul tells us how!; And we must know how if we are to "Endure unto the End"

Live link-) to- #6169 "Till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain"  You "see", unless a person  turns to God, to His Word, and becomes filled with His spirit, he or she will become nothing but a piece of dead wood (spiritually speaking).

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"Mystery Babylon"  But as the days of Noe [Noah] were so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.(Matthew 24:37, 37)  What was happening in the days of Noah?  And what we need to know about it?
"Living in Unprecedented Times"
"The False-Christ"
"Christ's Return"
"How can Satan Deceive the Whole World?"
#4007   Christ is coming soon.  Are you ready?  Will you endure to the end?
#4180  Neither hath the eye seen what God hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
#4188   The old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he will be cast out into the earth, and his angels to be cast out with him.
#4109   Another flood is coming, but this one is of lies, not water!
#4236  And I will give him the morning star.
#4208   How was it in the days of Noah? The Lord says it will be like that when He returns. Make sure you don't get swept away!
#4010 Gathering the tares first disproves the rapture theory.
#4070   Many Christains have their clouds mixed up!
#4054   Satan's big lie!
#4223  Our Lord is addressing this promise only to those folks who are aliened with the church of Philadelphia, not to the folks from the other six end times churches!
#4205  This is scary if it means what I think it means.
#4161  Satan can transform himself into an angel of light.
#4053 What exactly does "caught up together with them in the clouds" mean?
#4118   To whom shall God teach knowledge
#4119   I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life,
#4056   This time a flood of lies will come and take many away spiritually !
#4075Your kinfolks and friends may cause your spiritual death.
#4079   Good and bad figs, both, set before the temple of the Lord
#4207   Moses' father in law was not a Kenite, as in son of Cain, as Judges 1:16 implies. He was a Kenite only because he lived in Kenite territory.
#4181   The kingdom of God is within you.
#4106 Ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
#4159 When will the Lord return?
#4185   What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
#4163   One sure thing must happen yet before Christ returns!

Some of you may ask, "Why is it, that the Bible is written in such a "divided" fashion that one must go digging for the truth?"
The answer is, "So that when you go digging for it, you'll find it!"
But, Proclaiming Christians that don't hunger enough for the truth to dig for it in God's word, won't find it!
Caution - If you don't have "Eyes to See" and "Ears to Hear"  you won't recognize truth or believe it when you do come across it!

Have you ever known anyone who neglected studying the Word of God because he or she thought that Jesus Christ was going to return soon?

Come to think of it, that pretty much describes most of Christianity today, doesn't it?

Far too many of our Christian brothers and sisters believe that Jesus Christ will return at any moment to lift them up in the clouds and consequently they feel no need nor are they encouraged by their pastors to study or understand the events preceding or during the great tribulation as detailed in God's Word.

The foundation for their Rapture "theory" is largely built on the latter half of the fourth chapter of this first epistle to the Thessalonians which has been subjected to much "spin" by the Biblically illiterate in order to promote security and peace of mind to their congregations.

One thing is for sure, though.

In these two information-packed epistles to the Thessalonians we will find out if the rapture theory will Fly Ya or Fry Ya!

Let's look at some background information before we begin our study.

We know that the Apostle Paul founded the church at Thessalonica on his second missionary journey.

However, establishing the church was NOT an easy task free of trials and tribulations for he had been driven by the persecuting Jews from Thessalonica to Berea and from Berea to Athens.

Paul deeply loved the people at Thessalonica and even though he had not spent all that much time with them he thought about them often and twice attempted to revisit them.

Both times he was prevented from seeing them in person so in his stead he sent Timothy to inquire of them.

When Timothy returned to meet Paul in Corinth, where Paul wrote his epistles to the Thessalonians, he gave him a most favorable report, the gratitude of which Paul expresses in his letter.

However, there were certain dangers to which the Thessalonians were exposed that concerned Paul.

For one thing, in their zeal and enthusiasm they dwelled very intensely on the day of the Lord's return which resulted in neglecting their daily work, which in turn resulted in some less than positive consequences.

And so the second advent became much of the subject of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians and in them he explains the "signs" to look for in the last days.

Then too, while they were focused on the Lord's second coming, certain members of the church passed away and there was great anxiety about their sharing in the glories of the Lord's return.

So Paul comforts them by explaining where those who have died now reside (i.e. with Him) and how our gathering together with them and the Lord will occur at the last Trump.

Finally, the Thessalonians were very zealous in spreading forth the word and as a result of their enthusiasm in evangelizing they influenced many people.

However, they still needed some encouragement under persecution.

Hey, we will take some of that encouragement too, Paul!

Now let's read some scriptural background on how Paul and Silas established the church in Thessalonica.

Acts 17:1
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

[2] And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Have you ever wondered how the Apostle Paul carried forth the gospel?

"As his manner was", as verses two and three show, he took the scriptures, which at this time consisted solely of what we call the Old Testament (for the New one had not yet been written), and he documented what the Word of God said, i.e. in the manner of "Thus saith the Lord GOD".

Then using common sense and reasoning while openly displaying the prophecies of the first advent and how Messiah "must needs have suffered" to fulfill the details of Psalms 22 and Isaiah 53 for example, he caused them to be convinced from the scriptures that Jesus was indeed that Lamb of God who took the stripes and suffered on the cross and fulfilled all those prophecies!

[3] Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
You see, "by this manner" of Paul's teaching those Thessalonians who were converted believed not because it was Paul the man who "said" that Christ was the Messiah but they SAW how the Word of God declared Him to be so.

They therefore represent a type of all true believers.

Likewise, you now know "the manner" of Paul, not because we told you his manner, but because you read it yourself from Acts chapter 17.

Acts 17:4
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
There were great numbers of people, even a great multitude of Gentiles and women of the best families who became believers in Christ through Paul's reasoning with them out of the scriptures.
[5] But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy,...
To understand who these Jews are one must know what the word "Jew" means in Greek. It is the word "Ioudaios" which means either a resident of Judea, who could be someone of any nationality, or it means a person who is an actual descendent of the tribe of Judah.
Ioudaios, ee-oo-dah'-yos, Greek 2453; from Greek 2448 (Iouda) (in the sense of Greek 2455 (Ioudas) as a country); Jud'an, i.e. belonging to Jehudah :- Jew (-ess), of Jud'a.
Verse five tells us that these non-believing Jews "moved with envy" and that is because Paul converted many more people to Christ than they did with their annual synagogue membership drive!

These Judeans are further identified in the second part of verse five as being evil in that they hired thugs of the baser sort (scum bags) to assault the house of a goodly righteous man, Jason, and to stir up the minds of the people.

[5 ...continued] ...took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
Jason was one of Paul's kinsmen (Rom. 16:21) who hosted Paul and Silas while they were in Thessalonica.

According to Smith's Bible Dictionary, the name "Jason" is the Greek form of the name Jesus; Hebrew Joshua.

How fitting indeed for there is certainly nothing new about the kenites using hirelings to assault the good people of the body of Christ, is there?

Their enmity began way back in Gen. 3:15.

Acts 17:6
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
I think this is called "LYING"!
[7] Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.
Lies, false allegations, and trumped-up charges! There is nothing new under the sun, is there?
Acts 17:8
And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
The kenites are masters of instigation and creating mobs.
[9] And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
They released Jason and the others after these innocent men were forced to post bail! Same old, same old!

There is nothing new under the sun.

With all that background in mind, let us now begin this first of all of Paul's epistles written about 52 AD from Corinth unto the church of the Thessalonians.
Live link to-Thessalonians

In these next two chapters we are going to learn how and why it is that our people shall fall away from the true Messiah, which Paul calls "the great apostasy" in 2 Thes. 2, and worship the false messiah.
#1107    Zechariah Chapter 7
#1108Zechariah Chapter 8

Zechariah prophesied what shall happen to the New World Order and her wicked "would-be" king of kings!
#1109Zechariah Chapter 9

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#1005      Most Christians believe Christ can return at any time; yet my Bible says He won't return until after these two things happen..
#7021    Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
#1893They think Satan, when he comes to earth as the spurious messiah, will look like some bad dude who will be going around killing people after they're gone! Have you been taught that everyone has free will?
#1579   If you believe in the Rapture Theory, for the safety and concern of others, when you are traveling in "mixed" company, by all means let a non-believer drive.
#1016    The Majority of Christianity Won't Recognize the false-christ
The Seven Seals of Revelation   "The Seven Seals"
Seven Trumpets of Revelation    "The Seven Trumpets"
#5000     Did it ever occur to you that you may be deceived?
#1089 "How can Satan Deceive the Whole World?"
#1011     "When This Flesh Age Ends"
#1874     And there was war in heaven!
#1452    The day, of our gathering back to Christ, will not happen until AFTER Satan as the false-christ has reigned.
#1453    What happens to our bodies at the last trump?
#1578    We are now ready to weigh the scripture of scriptures upon which the entire Rapture theory hangs in the balance.
#1098    "Are You Mentally and Spiritually Prepared to Face a Supernatural Archangel like Satan?"
#1057    "The Great Falling Away, The Great Apostasy"
#1076    Prophecy - The Next Event
#1021The False-Christ The Spurious messiah, the instead-of-the-Son, or son of perdition.
#1893    They think Satan, when he comes to earth as the spurious messiah, will look like some bad dude who will be going around killing people after they're gone!
#1149    When will the end of this earth age happen?
#3024    In Daniel 11 verses 36 & 37 we read where the vile person was "exalting himself, and magnifying himself above every god".
#3026 What is the most dangerous doctrine/belief in Christianity today?
#1094    "Will You worship the Dragon?"
#7020    " shall be taken, and the other left."
#4188   The 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.
#4205Do these two verses of scripture refer to the same Ten Kings/Men
#4208   How was it in the days of Noah? The Lord says it will be like that when He returns.

"The Four Hidden Dynasties of the New World Order"
"Living in Unprecedented Times" #1017
"Woe unto this final generation!" #1073
"Daniel's Visions" all In 1 complete file
The Woes Mat.23:13-33
The Olivet Prophecy
Now Learn a Parable of the Fig Tree #7009
Understand, there are both good figs and bad figs, as in edible figs and non-edible figs! #1765
About the "Sermon on the Mount" #5008
Do you believe Christ can return at any time? #1452
All sealed? Good! Are we ready for the 7 Trumpets? #7079
Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity. #8023
Message to our preachers, which they ignore #7013
Rightly Dividing the Word of God
Do You Have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
The knowledge He reveals to us is still hidden to many
"Find and Fill in the Gaps"
More thoughts about "God's Stone Kingdom"
Famine of the End Time
The tribulation of the spurious messiah is a battle for your soul, not your flesh.
Are You Mentally and Spiritually Prepared to Face a Supernatural Archangel like Satan?
Message to our preachers, which they ignore
My doctrine shall drop as the Rain
Now Learn a Parable of the Fig Tree
The end of this earth age may be as near as 2020


Christian soldiers will take their stance against the fiery darts of the Wicked One.

We have come to the 9th book of the Minor Prophets,
the book of the prophet Zephaniah whose name means "Hidden of Yah".

It is particularly important at this late date in the chronological order of events
for those with "eyes to see and ears to hear" to understand this instructional book of Zephaniah
for it concerns the warning, the "Minatory" as Dr. Bullinger calls it in the Companion Bible on page 1271,
of the 7th Trump which is the time known as the great Day of the LORD.

Let us document as part of our introductory
the exact timeframe of this book which can be found in verses 14-16 of the first chapter as follows:

Zeph. 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

[15] That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

[16] A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

It is not so much that the Day of the LORD is near, is near (vs. 14),
but rather that the "voice" ("qowl" in Hebrew which means proclamation)
of the day of the LORD is near, i.e. the time of the blowing the trumpet,
that time of the warning (minatory) to the nations
that Jesus Christ the King of kings is returning soon.

How so?

Because when Satan as the false messiah is cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9)
at the sound of the 6th Trump,
God's elect, the watchmen,
will no longer be warning their brothers and sisters that the enemy is coming.

The reason why is obvious,
for he (Satan) will already be here claiming to be the true Messiah.

In other words, the 6th Trump will have sounded
and now it shall be time to blow the sound of warning (trumpet)
and to fulfill Mark 13:10 and "Proclaim [the gospel] Among All Nations",
the good news of the Kingdom of God,
i.e. that Yeshua Messiah is about to return as King of kings
with a rod of iron and subdue all nations and destroy Babylon the great,
the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.

As it is written, at that time "some of you" [of God's elect]
will be delivered up to give that witness and testimony before the great Day of the LORD,
the Day of His Wrath, arrives.

It is "the WORK" to come that shall be accomplished by those among the brotherhood,
even of the church of Smyrna,
when the "devil" has arrived on the scene at the sound of the 6th Trump:

Rev. 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Yes, those spiritually rich (Rev. 2:9) Christian soldiers
shall suffer (endure) persecution and have tribulation,
but that is no big deal for these spiritual warriors
who don the Gospel Armour
and take their stance against the fiery darts of the Wicked One.
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Introduction to our study of the book of Daniel

The events that take place in Daniel concern "the latter days", the time of the end. "The Book of Daniel" is the Apocalypse of the Old Testament and a sister book to Apocalypse of the New Testament, "The Book of Revelation" which we studied awhile back. The "beasts" Daniel saw are also symbolic of kingdoms or nations. So the question is today, "Who can stand against the greatest superpower of all time?" By the way, the two horns of the ram have been doing a little "pushing" of the nations lately, haven't  they?

These are exciting times in which we live, are they not?  The events that are transpiring right before our very eyes were written of long ago in our Father's Word, many of them right here in this Book of Daniel that was specifically written for the last days. We will discover that numerous times in Daniel chapter 12 the angel told Daniel to close the book, to seal up the words until the time of the end and then the wise would understand. Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. We are now in "the time of the end" and having studied the Book of Revelation, we know that Daniel's words are no longer sealed up We can now understand them!   Certainly this is a timely book concerning the events that are happening even this very day having ousted that little dictator who lives in [Iraq] the land of Babylon.  Just as we discovered "The Book of Revelation" was not mysterious or hard to understand after we learned the symbolism, you will be surprised to learn Daniel also is not difficult at all to understand.  Finally, our preface to the Book of Daniel would not be complete without emphasizing that Jesus Christ Himself referred to the words of the prophet Daniel as the book for the reader to understand concerning the abomination of desolation, who is Satan, the king of Babylon of the last days, i.e. Satan posing as Jesus who comes at the sound of the 6th Trump and stands in the holy place bringing in his storm of deception and flood of lies upon the earth. Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Join us to gain a better understanding of these Biblical times we now live in! What a pleasure it is to live in these end times when the wise can understand!
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The Book of Micah is the sixth book among the twelve wondrous works called the Minor Prophets, which are not really "minor" at all in terms of their importance. It is only because these twelve books are shorter in length than the writings of the other prophets such as Isaiah and Jeremiah that they are called "minor". Of course, if we called them the "short" prophets there would be people who would think that "short prophets" wrote them (No, really!). Nevertheless, in all the Hebrew manuscripts and printed Hebrew Bibles the twelve Minor Prophets are written and printed in unbroken sequence and are combined together to form one book, just as the twelve Tribes of Israel, each a separate entity in Israel, combined to form one nation.

We shall begin our study of Micah in the same manner we begin studying all the prophets and that is by understanding the meaning of his name. People often overlook the fact that names have significant meanings in the Bible and the names of the prophets reflect the nature or character of their work. For instance, "El" in Hebrew means God and is the suffix of many names such as:

Samu-el = Asked of God or God-heard
Ezeki-el = God is strong or God strengthens
Dani-el = God is Judge
Jo-el = Yah is God
Micha-el = Who is like unto God?
Then we have the many names beginning or ending with (Y)ah, God's covenant name:
Isai-ah = The Salvation of God
Jeremi-ah = Whom God raises up, launches forth
Obadi-ah = Servant of God
Zephani-ah = Hidden of God
Zechari-ah = Remembered of God
Mic-ah = Who is like God?
Yah-shua = God's Savior = Jesus
And so it is that the name Micah means "Who is like Yahveh?" which actually asks the question "Who is like Yahveh?" The answer of course is that there is NO ONE like unto Him!
Jeremiah 10:6
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
The problem is that there is another who thinks he IS "like the most high" (Isa. 14:14)! His name is Satan and you know what? He does not appear anywhere in a red suit with little horns and a pitchfork. Those are but character descriptions of the dirty rotten snake, if you know what I mean.

No, Satan always appears as an "angel of light" to enlighten the minds of men and women. And it is written that he shall soon be cast out of heaven with his angelic entourage (Rev. 12:7-9) and he will come to this earth as Jesus Christ though he will be the the false-Christ, the spurious messiah, the "Instead of Jesus", as in an imposter. The apostle Paul made it perfectly clear in 2 Thes. 2 that Satan will come showing great signs and wonders and sit in the temple of God claiming that he is God.

2 Thes. 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
What Paul is saying is that there will not be any gathering back to Christ until after Satan appears firstand deceives the whole world into believing that he is God, i.e. that he is Jesus Christ the Messiah. Those who believe in the "any moment" Rapture Theory are going to love him to death (spiritually speaking that is)!
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
So the false one is coming and you had better know BEFOREHAND "Who is God" and "Who is not God". To that end, Micah was sent with wisdom and knowledge from our Father to help us in these last days. So let us begin reading with understanding what He has provided for us.
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It is written in both the Old and New Testaments
that it SHALL come to pass in the last days
that God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh
and the sons AND daughters,
those "seed" who shall come and serve Jesus Christ in the final generation
and shall declare His righteousness (Ps. 22:30),
will both "See" (understand) the "Visions" of the prophets
and they shall "Prophesy" (which means to teach the prophet's) to their brothers and sisters.

Here is Peter on that first Pentecost Day following the resurrection of our Lord quoting (in the New Testament) from the Book of Joel (in the Old Testament):

Acts 2:17 (from Joel 2:28) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Again, the visions they understand and teach are the visions of the prophets
like the vision we are about "See" which God gave to the prophet Nahum the Elkoshite.

By the way, not only will the sons and daughters of the final generation of the fig tree see the visions,
as in understand the visions, but they will also "see them come to pass".

Truly this is the most exciting of all "Biblical times" in which to live.

It is the time of the event-packed "last days",
the time that all the great prophets and the disciples heard about
and wrote about and yet incredibly,
it is you and I who are the ones privileged to actually be living in those days!

We have now come to the seventh book (chronologically) of the Minor Prophets
called the Book of Nahum, whose subject, purpose, and time spoken of
are all derived from an understanding of the very first verse.

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Do you realize that we live during the most exciting "Biblical times"
in the history of the world?

That's right!

This final generation, the generation of the fig tree that began on May 15, 1948,
is the generation that will see the fulfillment of "all these things" Jesus Christ foretold His disciples about
when they asked Him what signs there would be just prior to His second coming (Mat. 24, Mk. 13, Luke 21).

Not only that, but we of that Baby Boomer generation who are alive
and have remained so far have ALREADY witnessed many of those signs come to pass
including the "rising up out of the sea" (the sea is symbolic of all peoples and nations - Rev. 17:15)
of the multi-headed political system we call the New World Order,
which is none other than the multi-headed "beast" of Rev. 13:1.

Here is part of Jesus Christ's reply to His disciple's question regarding the signs to look for in the final generation:

Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
[6] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
The number one sign and warning to His disciples of this final generation is to "take heed",
i.e. be alert and on guard, lest any man claiming to be a Christian minister or priest or rev., etc.,
deceive you, as in "lead you astray" from the truth of God's Word!

You see, the great tribulation of these end times is "spiritual warfare"
which is why Paul tells us to put on the whole Gospel Armor in Eph. 6:13
"that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

[7] And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
The world wars and the cold wars, i.e. threatening reports of another world war
and the global nuclear annihilation of mankind,
would take place to bring about the alignment of the nations and the conditioning of the people's minds;
"but the end shall not be yet".

No, it is when you begin to see the breakdown of the economic and political "walls
that separate the free nations and the communist nations" (symbolized by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989)
and you see the "Iron Curtain" come down and "mix with the miry clay"
that the labor pangs (sorrows) signaling the birth of a new age would begin!

And so they have begun!

You see, the political and economic "Globalization"
of both the Christian (kingdom) nations and the ethnic nations would begin to take rise.

In other words the "beast" of Rev. 13:1 would begin to rise up from the sea,
from among all peoples and nations!

Did you know that Jesus Christ foretold us about globalization, of that "rising together"?

Here are His words:

[8] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
If you look up the words in this verse in your Strong's Concordance
it will help you to understand more clearly what Christ is saying.
Matthew 24:7 For nation [ethos, i.e. ethnic nations] shall rise [stand up] against [along side of, beside] nation, and kingdom [properly royalty, i.e. the nations of the true house of Israel] against kingdom...
It has come to pass!

Below is a picture of the largest gathering of kings, presidents and leaders of nations in the history of mankind!

If you haven't read the declaration and agenda of "We the Peoples…"
go to

Millennium Summit 2000

When you begin to see globalization, the rising of the New World Order,
the "beast" with all it's ensnaring tentacles (WTO, IMF, World Court,
Peace Keeping troops, etc.) then... "there shall be earthquakes in divers places,
and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."

And that brings us to this great Book of Habakkuk.

How so?

Because God's elect who have eyes to see and ears to hear
shall witness (even are witnessing) the captivity and oppression of their people
and all the injustice and corruption and iniquity in divers places,
meaning in all areas of society (education, economics, politics, religion),
that is already accompanying the emergence and stranglehold of the beast!

Though it is God's Plan that "all these things come to pass" exactly as it written in His Word,
"seeing" all "these things" and the ensuing injustice take place day after day after day
can become quite wearisome at times for those who know and love the Word of God,
who see such "iniquity abound and the love (of truth, i.e. God's Word) of so many wax cold"!

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

[13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

How is it that we "endure" unto the end and "see" our way through that darkest hour of the night?

Unlike the "foolish virgins" of Mat. 25, we must be "wise virgins"
and remain focused on our Father's Word by filling our lamps daily with that illuminating oil of His Spirit, His Word.

In other words, we must be patient and hold fast and "embrace" our loving Father
through prayer and through prayerfully studying His Word.

He is so good to us and just like He gave us the great Book of Job
to help us remember to "stand up" when we are persecuted (and not sit)
seeing and knowing and trusting in His great power and His great purpose,
He likewise gave us this great Book of Habakkuk to "embrace"
when we mourn and lament the evil and oppression during that darkest hour
(for it grows darker and darker with each passing day)
and to help us also to remember His great power and His great purpose,
ESPECIALLY the "wonderful work" He is accomplishing in these last days!

So if you have never studied this Book of Habakkuk, whose name means "to embrace",
you will find it to be most informative and inspiring and uplifting as our Father tells it like it is
in His response to Habakkuk's (and your) crying out, "How Long, O Lord?"

In fact, after listening to the LORD's "speech" Habakkuk declares his profound "awe"
at understanding His Father's words and then gives one of the most powerful,
yet simple and sublime prayers in all of God's Word,
concluding with such rejoicing as to bring tears of joy to one's seeing eyes and melt one's heart with gladness.

We will also document as we study this Book of Habakkuk, the Book of Embracing,
that his "vision" was given to him for these end times,
for the appointed time (2:3),
for the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation (Dan. 12:1).

Even historically, Habakkuk's vision "was given to him just before the fall of Nineveh,
which placed Babylon at the head of the Gentile world"
(See preface to Habakkuk in the Companion Bible, pg. 1266).

Therefore, as a "type" this places his vision during that dark hour of the reign of Satan as the false-christ,

the king of Babylon of Revelation.

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