“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book (the Bible), If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
“Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I HAVE SPOKEN (capitals mine)“
God is very clear! The Bible is His Word and we are all admonished to not add or subtract anything from what He has said. My intent today is to follow His Word and show you those things He specifically prophesied about regarding the Last Days, things that when they happen, you will know were already preordained to occur exactly as He said they would. If you are a true, Believing Christian, you probably don’t need to read this post. However, if you are an agnostic, an atheist, or even a “progressive” Christian (one who claims Christianity as a belief but who purposefully DOES NOT follow God’s Word), I would ask you read this. At the very least, I would also ask you to print it out and save it for future reference as you WILL miss the Rapture of the Church and you (if you live through the Tribulation) will observe ALL those things God told us would happen in the Last Days. With that, please remember, I did not say these things. God said them! And please, be careful! He also said in 2 Thessalonians 2:12:
“That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Throughout the Bible we are told, not only of certain future events to occur, but have been given absolute numbers and names to verify the accuracy of His Word. For example, in a previous post (The War of Gog and Magog) I outline a yet future attack on Israel by 6 named countries (Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Sudan/Ethiopia and parts of Eastern Europe). This attack has never yet occurred in history but is prophesied to happen AFTER Israel was brought back into their land, which officially happened on May 14, 1948. One of the things to pay close attention to is how very specific God is when He describes the outcome of this invasion.
“Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog (leader of Russia), and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (parts of Russia): And I will turn thee back, and leave but the SIXTH (capitals mine) part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:”
We are told clearly this coalition of forces, led by the leader Gog of Russia, will invade Israel from the north and 5 of every 6 of the invaders will die on the mountains. Not 2 of every 6; not 3 of every 6; BUT 5 of every 6 of the invaders will die. Watch the headlines after this attack and you will be able to say with certainty, “I knew that.” Just as amazing, after this massive invasion and defeat, you know there will be a lot of weapons of war (tanks, airplanes, artillery, etc.). God continues His EXACT prophecy and tell us in Ezekiel 39:9:
“And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN YEARS (capitals mine).”
God tells us EXACTLY how long it will take to destroy the weapons the invaders had when they came to Israel. And, it doesn’t stop there! After 5 of every 6 of the invaders die in their failed attempted attack on Israel, guess what? There will be a lot of dead bodies to bury! God even tells us how long it will take to clean up the carnage of the invasion and bury the dead.
“And SEVEN MONTHS (capitals mine) shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.”
Do you see where I am going with this? God told us of an invasion of Israel in the Last Days by six specifically named countries and then goes on to tell us 5 of every 6 will die in the attack: it will take 7 years to burn their weapons of war; and, 7 months to bury the dead! I didn’t make this up! The Bible is clear and you can take these exact numbers to the bank! My point is, if you were not Raptured and are still alive, you will see these SAME numbers in the news headlines! And, there is no question, since God is Truthful and tells us ahead of time the specifics, we will know EVERYTHING He says will happen EXACTLY as He says it will. So, what else does He say?
This post is designed to give the unbeliever facts to remember when they see certain otherwise unimaginable events occur which they could never dispute based on what the Bible had previously said. For example, this means the unbelievers will still be on this earth when the Rapture snatches millions and millions of Christian Believers away from the coming Wrath of God in the “…twinkling of an eye.”
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound , and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
If you do not believe in Jesus Christ and what the Bible says, how will you explain the sudden disappearance of millions of people from this earth? Has it EVER happened before in recorded history? How will you and others explain it WITHOUT using the prophecies already quoted? While it will be too late to “catch” the Rapture, it is NOT too late to be saved! Accept Jesus as your Savior and ask for forgiveness of your sins. You will have to go through the Tribulation or die during it but you will spend eternity in Heaven as opposed to eternity in the other place (Hell) where Satan will be!
Sometime after the Rapture, the anti-christ will sign a peace treaty between Israel and the rest of the world which will allow the Jews to finally rebuild their 3rd Holy Temple in Jerusalem. This is significant because the signing of this much awaited peace agreement will signal the EXACT beginning of the final 7 year Tribulation period prior to Christ’s Second Coming at Armageddon! Not 8 years. Not 10 years. 7 YEARS!
“And he (anti-christ) shall confirm the covenant (peace treaty) with many for one week (7 years as identified in Daniel’s Seventy weeks of years of Jewish history): and in the midst of the week (after 3 1/2 years) he (anti-christ) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease (Abomination of Desolation – desecration of the Jewish Temple), and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation (Second Coming), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Imagine as an unbeliever waking up tomorrow morning and reading that some global leader has just finally signed a 7 year peace treaty between Israel and the world and this happened right after millions and millions of people mysteriously “disappeared”. Would you remember this post? Probably not! I pray you will but chances are you will be thrilled someone has finally solved the Mideast problems. He will be viewed as a great leader, one that you will probably follow no matter what. He will almost be like a god to you! Furthermore, when you see him 3 1/2 years later (exactly) go into the rebuilt Jewish Temple and demand the Jews stop sacrificing (killing) animals as part of their rituals and instead tell them they must worship him, you will probably agree with him! Questions? Check out my previous for more info on What is the Abomination of Desolation in Biblical Prophecy?
God is a Loving God who does not wish anyone to be eternally damned! He has given us all free choice to do what we want but also wants us to accept His Promise for Eternal Salvation. Even though the Rapture will have occurred and the Believing Christians will already have joined Jesus in the clouds, He does give those who had not accepted Jesus a second chance. He sends TWO Witnesses, along with EXACTLY 144,000 Jews to evangelize the remaining world.
“And I will give power unto my TWO (capitals mine) witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore (1260) days (3 1/2 years in the 360 day Jewish calendar), clothed in sackcloth.”
Not only are we told TWO Witnesses, not 1, not 3, will be given power by God Himself to tell all His truth to the remaining people of the world, but they will do it for exactly 1,260 days! Mark it on your calendar. These two will perform miracles that can only be attributable to God Himself. You would think the world would rejoice at their message. Unfortunately, they won’t! At the end of the 1,260 days of their ministry, not only are we told the anti-christ will have them killed, but their bodies will lay in the streets of Jerusalem for 3 1/2 days as the world rejoices and parties at their final destruction. Did you get this? Two witnesses telling God’s message for exactly 1,260 days with His Power, being killed by the anti-christ and their bodies laying in the streets of Jerusalem (not NYC or Paris) for exactly 3 1/2 days while the world parties?
“And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified (Jerusalem). And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies THREE DAYS AND AN HALF (capitals mine), and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put into graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall REJOICE (capitals mine) over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”
Again, here we are told specific place and numbers BEFORE it happens. But, you know what else God tells us concerning these two?
“And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they (the two witnesses) ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
The world rejoiced while God’s TWO witnesses lay dead in the streets of Jerusalem and then exactly 3 1/2 days later, they are brought back to life and ascend into Heaven. AND THE WORLD SEES THIS HAPPEN!! I am not making this stuff up! And, as hopefully you know by now, it doesn’t stop here. Within the hour of the two witnesses being raised, a massive earthquake will hit Jerusalem killing exactly 7,000 and one tenth of the city will be destroyed. How do I know this? Because God says so!
“And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the TENTH (capitals mine) part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men SEVEN THOUSAND (capitals mine): and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
At least the Jews in Jerusalem understood what just happened. They saw and they believed! Will you? If not, well there are still the 144,000 evangelical Jews out in the world preaching His message. How do we know the total number? The Bible tells us in Revelation 14:1:
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand (144,000), having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
Who are these 144,000 (not 120,000, not 250,000, but 144,000!) standing with Jesus? You can get more info from my previous post (Where did the 144,000 come from and what are they doing here? ) but basically, there are EXACTLY 144,000 evangelical Jews(12,000 from each of the 12 Tribes of Israel) who will be telling all of His Word and Promise of Salvation.
“And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand (144,000) of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
They will have a pretty easy task! With the world witnessing everything going on as prophesied with all the EXACT numbers, their final message is the End is Coming soon. Unfortunately, while many will be saved, many will not. Just as importantly, during just the first half of the Tribulation HALF of the population of the world will die! With almost 8 billion people alive today on the earth, this means 4 billion will die! How do we know this? ‘Cause the Bible tells us:
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH (capitals mine) part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
“And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the THIRD (capitals mine) part of men.”
The math is simple! One fourth of 100 killed leaves 75. One third of seventy five killed leaves 50. Therefore, power will be given during the Tribulation to kill HALF of all people alive in this world. What is also striking is that God has already predetermined the hour, the day, the month and the year for all this to happen EXACTLY as He said it will. And, even if you survive this mass destruction, you will still have to undergo much pain and turmoil for 5 months IF you have taken the anti-christ’s Mark of the Beast (666) so you will be able to buy and sell. How do we know this? Oh, you know!
“And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented FIVE (capitals mine) months: and their torment was the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.”
As further proof of His EXACT prophecies and plans, you only need to read of the 6 Trumpets in Revelation 8. There we are, in summary, told 1/3 of the earth’s vegetation will be burned up; a nuclear war or meteor will kill 1/3 of all aquatic life; Wormwood will destroy 1/3 of all fresh water on the earth; and 1/3 of the world will experience an increase in darkness. These are pretty specific prophecies!
When the Book of Revelation was written around 95 A.D. it is estimated there were approximately 160 million people alive on the earth. Yet with a very specific prophesy listed in the Bible it is now officially possible with a statement from China in 2005 they could TODAY fulfill it. What is that statement from the Bible?
“And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand (200 million): and I heard the number of them.”
Of course John would not have been able to physically count 200 million soldiers coming from the East. He heard EXACTLY how many there were. For many, many years this was viewed as hyperbole. No one could field an army of 200 million men. Except China just over 10 years ago! For even more information on this war, take a read of my post 200 Million Soldiers from the East are NOT going on Vacation to Israel!
It is estimated by most Biblical scholars the Holy Bible is approximately one third prophetic so what I have written about today is only a very small fraction of those prophecies and really only those which deal with some of the events stated to occur AFTER the Rapture. The fact is, we have been told beforehand what will happen and EXACTLY how it will happen which should cause all, believers and unbelievers alike to be in total awe of the inerrancy of Biblical predictions. If you don’t believe, PLEASE PRINT this off and keep it for those days that are soon coming. If you do believe, PLEASE SHARE it with your family and friends so we may do as the Bible tells us to do. DON’T BE AFRAID. BE AWARE! If you agree, help me to do as we are ALL instructed to do, and that is to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.”
Perhaps the most comforting time related prophecy in the entire Bible?
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which HAD NOT (capitals mine) worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands, AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS (capitals mine).”
Oh yeah! God says we will reign with Christ for 1,000 years! The End is Coming soon! You can count the days!
May God Bless you!