Revived Roman Empire (Babylon) Hidden?

“For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”  Isaiah 47:10a   Isaiah 47 is about the ‘daughter of Babylon’ (Isaiah 47:1), rather this being the revived Roman Empire.  The theory presented in this book about how the United States of America could be the political (military) and economic portions of the revived Roman Empire (Babylon) with the Vatican being the religious arm is something that is certainly not seen.  Is this prophetic verse proof that the reality might be right before our eyes and no one can see...

Tidbit About the Antichrist

“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,”… Revelation 16:10   Where exactly is the beast’s (Antichrist) kingdom?  Could this suggest it is not Israel?  Where is this seat of the...

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Final

Second Coming   As should be understood at this point, there is the appearing of Jesus and the Second Coming, these are two separate events, one is the Rapture prior to the Seventh Week or the Tribulation, the other is His actual Second Coming (2 Tim. 4:1).  These two should not be mistaken.  The chapter His Glorious Appearing goes over the truth of this matter.   The battle of Armageddon began and quickly it ended.  The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is now at hand, the Savior of the world has finally come!!!   “And His feet shall stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall split in two, from the east even to the west, a very great valley. And half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”  Zechariah 14:4   “I saw in the night visions. And behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of the heavens. And He came to the Ancient of Days. And they brought Him near before Him.  And dominion was given to Him, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”  Daniel 7:13-14   “The burden of the Word of Jehovah against the land of Hadrach, and its resting place, Damascus, (when the eyes of man, and all the tribes of Israel are toward Jehovah), and Hamath also borders on...

Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 10

Battle of Armageddon   All of these events culminate at the battle of Armageddon, the most horrific example of human depravity and sin.  This is by far the climax of the worst point in history, a point in history where created man stand before their Creator, desiring to make war with Him who made the heavens and the earth.   Can a man gaze at the sun without his eyes being damaged?  Can one swim across the Atlantic Ocean?  Have we been able to search out the depths of the oceans?  Can we travel to the end of the universe?  Has mankind figured out a way to live for hundreds of years?  Can we dig to the center of the earth?    Of what folly would it be to pretend to wage war against God Almighty!!!  Yet, this is preciously what people will do.  They will have refused to repent (Rev. 16:9), they will have been angry towards the Most High (Rev. 16:11).  Whereas they do not understand that a man cannot run from God but ONLY to Him.  Their hearts, being so hardened, the deception being so great, they will tell themselves they are strong, they will come and they will get their just recompense, for God will recompense their deeds.   “Proclaim this among the nations: Consecrate a war; wake up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near; let them come up.  Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, I am strong.  Assemble yourselves and come, all you nations; and gather yourselves together all around....

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 9

Final Chance/Wrath/Seventh Seal   The time for mankind is now running out and nearly gone.  Recall that the Antichrist is given authority to overcome the saints:   “And it was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.”  Revelation 13:7a   So to theorize that those saints, though asleep (1 Cor. 15:20) would be Raptured prior to the wrath of God being poured out upon mankind and culminating with the battle of Armageddon is not so far fetched or unbelievable.  In fact, it seems to make perfect sense, but the reality of the matter will not be known for certainty until that time actually comes to pass.    However, consider that if the Antichrist is allowed to overcome the saints, something that Satan could not do during the Church age, prior to the Rapture (Matt. 16:18), during the time of Jacob’s trouble, this is not the case, Satan is able to prevail.  As should be noted, it is quite clear that some of these final judgments only come upon those who have the mark of the beast.  Is there anyone left who does not???   The question that will remain a mystery until these things come to pass, is whether or not at this point there are still those who are Saved that the Antichrist has not yet beheaded.  However, there does seem to be a point that right here is the final straw for all humanity, the point that is mentioned also in Revelation.  The time of history seems to be at the very moment here, late during the Seventh Week, spoken of...

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 8

Tribulation Saints/Rapture   Now this is certainly in the category of things that are “hard to be understood” (2 Pet. 3:16), so in regards to this, rather than add my own thoughts about the wrath of God now being poured out on those who remain and finally speaking of the battle of Armageddon, I am going to insert an article about the Resurrection and Christ’s Elect from the A Voice in the Wilderness’s (www.a-voice.org) ministry website.   First…   “And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.  And another angel came forth out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.  So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.  And another angel came forth out of the temple which is in Heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.  And another angel came forth out from the altar, who had authority over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.  So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the...