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Reunification of Europe
The Coming of the Antichrist
Rise of World Religion
Rebuilding of 3rd Temple
Invasion of Israel of the North
Battle of Armageddon
Israel Restore: Returning of Jewish people to the Holy Land
Ancient Jews were wedged in by Egypt and Assyria to drive them out. Assyria conquer 10 tribes of N. Kingdom of Israel and a century Nebakanezer of Babylon conquer S. Kingdom 605 BC. When Persia defeated Babylon, Abraham descendant were free to go back to Promise Land. Then Promise Land occupied by Rome and they brought in their own Gods. Jerusalem fell to Muslim power that Islamize it. For centuries Palestine was under Turkish empire until defeated in WWI. Jews return to their homeland. In 1930 Nazi Germany persecuted Jews. The Holocaust destroy Jews properties and millions were shipped to concentration camp to be killed. WWII defeated Germany and Jewish survivors of the Holocaust sailed to the shore of their homeland, only to be turned back. After 9 months of debates the United Nations partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish state. In 1948 the new state of Israel was born, first sign pointing to Christ return.
Reunification of Europe: Western Europe Super Power
Rome (capital of several western nations) formed confederation called the E.U. (European Union). Integrated economic and politically, common policy in trade, agriculture, monitory system, support national department. Daniel the prophet during Nebuchadnezzar rule spoke of this day, 10 nations. It will become a super power national army with advance technology, enforcing one religious yoke. Who will be the master of this giant? After this Roman super power is destroy, will Christ return to earth?
The Coming of the Anti-Christ: World wide dominance of new religion. Unholy Trinity: Satin, Antichrist, false prophet
Looks like man, speaks boastfully with great authority. People surrender all their will, love, loyalty, freedom, and soul to him because they believe he is a savior. He promise peace, establish order, stabilize economy, unit world order, he will appear heaven sent. He is the Antichrist sent by satin. Possibly European. An enemy who can establish popular support. He determines who should be born and have an education. He will determine among the ages who should be done away with after outliving their usefulness. Will not accept any debate. Hitler is somebody who we can reference as the anti-christ. In WWI Britain held out and defeated him, so he could have not been the Antichrist. Hitler’s power lasted 12 years but during the years the control was powerful. Advance technology will serve the Antichrist, unlike Hitler’s primitive weapons.
Rise of a World Religion: Rising of a World Dictator
This person will be fatally wounded and healed with some miracle. He overcomes death. The world was amazed and thought of himself as a living God. Hitler triumph over death when many tried to kill him. Hitler edge God off by enforcing people to say Heil Hitler instead of God Be With You as a greeting. Christian religion was replaced by pagan Hitler worshiper. Mock baptism and at the alter people use a portrait of Hitler instead of the Cross. In the form of Hitler, satin visited the earth and recruited an army of sinners. A second beast coming out of earth exercise the authority of the first beast and made everybody worship the first. He will cause fire to come down from the Heavens. He does not make himself an object of worship, but rather direct people admiration to a dictator, the Antichrist. He makes his lies sound like truth. Economically and military deem himself divine and he tries to duplicate Christ’s miracles. He will employ undercover treatment for blind, restore nerves for cripples, and raise the dead like Frankenstein. Satin as the Father, Antichrist as the son, and the false prophet as the holy spirit. Man worshiping a unholy Trinity. Violence all over the world from false prophets.
The Rebuilding of the Third Temple of Jerusalem
The gates of Jerusalem Golden Gate: To Jews the gate is where the Messiah will enter Jerusalem and restore Israel to its formal glory. To Christian the gate is where Jesus will reenter the city of Jerusalem. The Muslim sealed the gate in 1530 because they know the Messiah, as a Jewish high priest, is forbidden to cross the cemetery they fronted with a broad graveyard. This is the temple mount, the jewel crown, the biblical mount Maria, the heart of the Jewish faith. Covers 35 acres, it is the most valued peace of land on earth. King Solomon built the first temple of Jerusalem here but was destroyed in 586 B.C. by Babylonian invaders. King Herod completed the building of the second Temple in 26 B.C. It was his greatest achievement. Roman emperor Caligula attempt to in store his graven image in the Temple but this upset the Jewish and they revolted against the Romans and won. However, in 70 A.D. Roman forces captured the city and burnt down the temple, carrying sacred vessels to Rome. All that remain of the Temple is a retaining western wall of massive stone blocks raising 50 feet. This is the holy place for the Jewish civilization. What crown the temple mount today is Muslim architecture called the “Dome of the Rock”. Important to the follower of Mohamed, as the Temple is important to Israel. It shows a rock where Abraham sacrifices his son Isaac. It is also the rock Muslim believe Mohamed was ascended into heaven. Christians and Jews are forbidden to pray at the dome, including the buildings near by the dome. The mount may be the location of the 3rd temple that will be built by the Jews. Both Jews and Muslim claim it as their own. 691 A.D. the Muslim completed building the Dome of the Rock and stood 13 century. They are not ready to see a 3rd Temple raised by the Jewish. Many Jewish say the new Temple will be from Heaven. A model of the 3rd temple is already being prepared. Christians believe Jesus Christ will not return until the 3rd Temple is built. The 10 nation dictator will intervene the conflict over the Temple Mount and the Temple will be rebuilt. The dictator was given authority to every tribe, people, language, and nation. He will come as a peace maker and deceive the elect. He enters into agreement to restore Palestine to the Israelites. He fulfills the covenant of Christ but has other intentions. This will mark the 7 years period of tribulation which will end with the 2nd coming of the Christ. Now the false prophet will enthrone the dictator Antichrist in the new Temple of Jerusalem. His image is to be worshiped, prayed too, and adore. This event is much greater than the holocaust of Hitler.
Invasion of Israel from Army of the North: Defeated by nature and not force
Despite the dictator spurn Godhood, Israel as a nation rest prosperous and secured in its covenant with the Federated States of Europe. But the Arab nations continue to search for allies. Students of biblical prophecy believe nations of the North will do battle for them. The prophet Ezekiel foresees a new coalition.
Ezekiel 38:1-6 A Prophecy Against Gog
1The word of the LORD came to me: 2“Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him 3and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 4I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army-your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops-the many nations with you.
The nations of Persia, Ethiopia, Put, Gomer, and leadership of Gog (end time ruler) of Maggot (a nation both powerful and terrifying) to rival the Federated States of Europe. Before the events of 1989, the people thought the Soviet Union was the Gog of Maggot, but their forces broke up. For thousands of years the invasion has always been from the North against Israel, but the North is not necessary of every invaders homeland. Persia (present day Iran), Ethiopia once allies of the Soviet Union (Cush), Libya (Put), only the nation called Gomer is controversial. For decades people thought Gomer was Communist East Germany, but now East and West Germany has been united; there are doubts. After the Great Flood, The sons Japheth (Noah’s son) went north to land of that sounds like Russia, so they can be the Gomer nation.
This is the account of the families of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah. Many children were born to them after the great flood. The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. Shem was the ancestor of all the descendants of Eber. While Israel sleeps in the security of its new covenant of Europe, Gong and its allies will attack like a cloud covering the land. The invasion is successful, however invaders are overly confident and presume ownership of Israel resources before winning them. Now God himself shows his face on the signs of his chosen. Everything on earth is in destruction.
17” ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’
Gog and its coalition is destroyed. So great the devastation it takes 7 months to bury the died and 7 years to remove the debris. This is small compare to Armageddon.
The Battle of Armageddon
Zachariah prophesy that all of the nations will come to Israel and do battle at Armageddon. In 1942, December the 2nd at University of Chicago the atom was split.
Zechariah 14:1-6 The LORD Comes and Reigns
1A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. 2I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. 3Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.6On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.
- Many Christian believe Jewish History is satin’s efforts to destroy God’s people and upset God’s plan of redemption for mankind. Megddo (Armageddon) is peaceful now. In ancient world it was a vital cross road for trade. Below the ruins of city lies 20 other Megddo one on top of another. The city has been rebuilt 20 times. The valley of Megddo stretch from the Mediterranean Terrain across Northern Israel. This will be the last battle before the second coming of Christ. This army is believe 200 million strong. All from N, S, E, and W come to clash at Armageddon.
Revelations 19:11-16 The Rider on the White Horse
11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Christ returns in glory judges the Godless nation from his Holy City Jerusalem, he will reign triumphed and his Kingdom will remain eternal. The unholy Trinity is crushed. The redeemed of humankind will live in bless of God’s unchallenged reign over the universe. Believers try to see through the cios to Christ coming and it is not fearful but charged with hope.
27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 26When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
12“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
6He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.
20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.