Dear Brethren and Friends
Things are beginning to move in the world and in the assemblies!
An Israeli election is scheduled for November and could easily be moved up to as early as May or June. Meanwhile an agreement is being cobbled together between Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid which will form a peace oriented party that would have a high probability of forming the next Israeli governing coalition.
The present far right extremist coalition could fall as early as January or February with an election call for May or June. At the same time Hamas is engaged in trying to foment an uprising on the West Bank and Israel is preparing to invade Gaza in response. This war will probably break out in the coming months and will expand to include Hezbollah / Lebanon and quite likely Syria / Iran.
After such a bloody and costly war Israelis and the peoples throughout the region will be longing for a genuine peace, and the Trump Peace Initiative will be ready as peace making governments are put into place.
The Trump Peace Initiative covers all of the core issues and could be approved by countries in a matter of months, fulfilling 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden [completely unexpected, by surprise: Strong’s G1601 unexpected, sudden, unforeseen] destruction cometh upon them [Jerusalem, Judea and greater Israel], as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
After the coming bloody war and when peace is seen to be achieved, and that peace is declared as the man of sin goes to the Holy Place; sudden and immediate destruction will come upon Jerusalem and Judah.
God Almighty will bring all the Islamic countries except Egypt [the nations of Psalm 83] as well as the rising New Europe, against Judah and Jerusalem, and the main nations of greater Israel will quickly fall into many troubles as well.
The children of light are pillars who stand unalterably on every Word of God like the Thessalonians did, they are zealous and faithful to God and his Word.
Having been warned and being the children of LIGHT through their zeal to live by every Word of God, they will see and understand the signs and will NOT be taken by surprise.
The sinners of the world’s nations and the spiritually lukewarm and spiritually blind children of darkness, including many in today’s spiritual Ekklesia, will reject the scriptures and insist that Jesus was wrong in Matthew 24:15; and that there must still be 3 1/2 years before the tribulation, or that some physical temple must first be built, and so will be deceived by their own false traditions and beliefs.
First the abomination, the man of sin will be set up in the Vatican and then within about 75 days he will go to the holy place.
The world’s peoples and the worldly brethren will not believe the warnings and will be caught completely by surprise.
Only the pillars of today who are like the zealous of Thessaloniki will be alert and aware and will understand and will NOT be taken by surprise; they have been forewarned and when peace is about to be declared and the man of sin schedules his visit to the holy place; the children of light will know that the tribulation is about to begin.
Jesus Christ himself said that when the abomination visits the holy place the tribulation will immediately begin.
The true Gospel being preached is NOT the sign of the beginning of any great tribulation; it is the sign of the actual coming of Christ to rule this earth.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Gospel being preached is NOT the sign of the beginning of any great tribulation.
The preaching of the true Gospel will be continued by God’s two prophets and by God’s mighty angels; until the very coming of Christ with his saints!
This will take place DURING the tribulation as well as before it, and is NOT a sign of the beginning of the tribulation.
The sign of the beginning of the tribulation is the setting up of the final miracle working man of sin in the Vatican and his visit to the holy place about 75 days later.
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:)
This abomination is set up as pope in Rome and then goes to the Holy Place [the whole Mount is Holy] within about 75 days, triggering the tribulation.
When the abomination [the final false prophet] is set up in Rome, he has only a total of 1,335 days before he is destroyed (Dan 12, Rev 19:20).
1,335 minus 1,260 for the tribulation, begins the tribulation about 75 days after the final abomination is set up in the papacy in Rome.
When you see the abomination set up in Rome, and recognize him by his miracles and his call for a New Europe; then know that the tribulation is imminent and will begin when he goes to the Mount.
When we understand that some will leave the land to run to safety and some will not, it should be self-evident that a split between the zealous for godliness, and the lukewarm [Cold for God, hot for men] of Revelation 3:14-22; is inevitable.
It should also be self-evident from the obvious apostasy in the Ekklesia today; that the prophesied falling away of many from any zeal for God, has and is taking place.
The spiritually wise will know that the tribulation will begin within 75 days, when they see this abomination set up in Rome. After that God will send his Two Servants who will take the zealous to God’s refuge as one of their first acts.
The scripture rejecting wicked in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia will not understand until the tribulation begins with the occupation of Jerusalem.
Then many of them will see their error and sincerely repent, only to be forced to prove the sincerity of their repentance by persevering in great tribulation. The great tribulation will begin when the miracle working false prophet visits the holy place within about 75 days after being set up as pope in the Vatican.
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
It is when this final false prophet is set up in Rome and then goes to the Holy Place within about 75 days; that the great tribulation will begin: Immediately, at that time, so quickly that one should not even go home to fetch his coat! This we have on the direct authority of Jesus Christ.
This statement is repeated in a slightly different context by the apostle Paul.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For 1063 when 3752 they shall say 3004 5725, Peace 1515 and 2532 safety 803; then 5119 sudden160 [unexpected, surprise] destruction 3639 cometh upon 2186 5731 them 846, as 5618 travail 5604 upon 1722a woman with child 1064 2192 5723; and 2532 they shall 1628 0 not 3364 escape 1628 5632.
When we add Christ’s words to Paul’s we can see that the proclamation that peace has been achieved and the abomination going to the Holy Place; both happen at about the same time.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
The beginning of the great tribulation and the time of the coming of Christ will not be concealed from God’s faithful zealous pillars. They WILL KNOW, because they are the wise in Christ; for they have been warned and they have BELIEVED the warnings and they are faithful and zealous to live by every Word of our God!
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise [zealous to learn and to keep the whole Word of God] shall understand.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye [pillars who stand on the firm foundation of the whole Word of God] are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Those who love God enough to be zealous to learn and to keep his Word are instructed to be soberly watchful for the signs, and to be prepared that we not be taken by surprise by these things.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Let us awaken and turn to a passionate zeal to live by every Word of God and watch soberly and intently for the signs which God has given to us so that we may know when these things will be fulfilled.
5:7 For they [the Laodiceans of today are drunk with pride and are spiritually asleep] that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
Those who are drunk with pride and conceit, and who say that there must be 3 1/2 years after a declaration of peace, in direct contradiction to Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:15 and the apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:3; will be taken by surprise for they think they know everything and really know nothing, being spiritually blind and wretched and naked, not being zealous for the Word of God and relying on their own imaginations.
At TheShiningLight School of Biblical Studies, beginning late this month I will post through Daniel, Revelation and the Twelve Prophets, before beginning Studies on the Spring Festivals.
From late April, the New Testament will be studied through the summer at TheShiningLight, and many articles intended to help in reviving a zeal for godliness in the brethren.
Please Note: As part of my policy of continually updating the Bible Studies; as these New Testament studies are updated and posted, the Free Downloads will also be updated once again.
IF these things take place in 2019 as they are lining up to do, the only issues will be how long it will take to reach an agreement on the Peace Initiative and exactly when a man is set up in the Vatican doing miracles.
If these things go more slowly and it takes a little longer for peace talks, then the tribulation will begin late in 2020.
However IF the tribulation is to begin in 2019 then this man will be set up in the Vatican doing miracles in September or in October 2019, and God’s two servants will be revealed within days of the Feast of Tabernacles, with the tribulation beginning in December 2019.
I am quite sure that after a summer of the fulfillment of these things and articles on reviving the brethren, that these things will be the focus of conversation at the Feast of Tabernacles; which will set the stage for the appearance of God’s two servants a few days after the Feast.
Brethren, the time is at hand, “Behold the Bridegroom Cometh!” I will be doing everything I can with the help of God the Almighty, to prepare the brethren for the advent of God’s two servants. God is watching what we do!
Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
3:18 Then shall ye [These faithful to God ones, will be resurrected and will return with Christ to rule the nations.] return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Brethren, God’s faithful need not fear when these wars come, rather we can rejoice; not because of the sorrow of war, but because the coming of our Lord and deliverance is at the door!
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
May God bless all those who have helped this work in prayers and offerings!