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The Last Days of this world

There are some things I could mention here, for those concerned about "the last days" of this age of the world. Did you hear the christian doctrine of the last seven years? Many christians are scouring Revelation and so forth trying to figure out what is going to happen next. Most of them preach the so-called "rapture" is next, when they all get to go to heaven before the Great Tribulation. Then the anti-christ makes a seven-year deal with the restored nation of Israel. Halfway thru he breaks the covenant and takes over the rebuilt temple, and the world. They are horribly mistaken!

Do you know that many of the latter-days and end-time indicators have already come true long ago? Many writers of last-days articles acknowledge this, but then they always turn to the "dual fulfillment" clause. They claim that the prophecy will be fullfilled again. Perhaps there will be another fulfillment, but this is a human tradition, devised to explain what humans want to believe. The scriptures do not require it.

Most people, including christians, do not read the bible. Of those who do, the great majority are only seeking confirmation of the beliefs they already adhere to. I believe the christian doctrine regarding the Last Days is completely wrong. Forget about the anti-christ sitting in the re-built temple, and so forth. The true scriptures do not require a rebuilt temple, nor a seven-year covenant, nor a restored Israel. The Great Tribulation began in 67AD. The anti-messiyah is only mentioned in the epistles of Yahchanan, and he was saying anti-messiyahs were already alive. Maybe he was referring to Simon the Magus and Paul.

Much of this chapter is cut out of scripture, with my notes in [square brackets], or inset as is this paragraph. As near as I can tell, my interpretations are correct. But remember, I am just a fallible human trying to figure this stuff out. I have no special understanding. I make mistakes, just like you do. If you don't agree with something, please contact me. Between us, maybe we will understand. Enjoy!

No doubt you have already heard the christian doctrine regarding the "last days". They insist the "last days" and the "time of the end" is some time in our future. Would you be shocked to learn otherwise? Would you be amazed if it was in our past history?
Daniel 8:17 for the vision belongs to the time of the end.
19 He said: Behold, I will make you know what will be in the latter time of the indignation, for it belongs to the appointed time of the end.

Daniel 11:6 At the end of years they will join themselves together.
With no doubt the vision was of Antiochus IV Epiphanies, which came true in ~167BC. That was the "time of the end". It was the "end of years", over two thousand years ago, but we are still here. So it has to refer to the end of the years of the nation of Yisrayah [Israel and Judah].
Daniel 2:28 He made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.
These "latter days" simply refer to the time in Daniel's future, which turned out to be the times of the empires of the Persians, Greeks, and Romans.
1Peter 1:20 but was manifested at the end of times.
Peter says the time of Yahushua WAS "the end of times". That was 1985 years ago. It must be referring to the years of the nation of Yisrayah.
1 John 2:18 Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard the anti-messiyah is coming, even now many anti-messiyahs have arisen. By this we know it is the end times..
The first century AD was the "end times". This quote is from the Hebrew Names version. Other versions say "the last time" or even "the last hour".
Acts 2:17 And it will be in the last days: says Yahweh; I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh (quoting Joel 2:28).
Those verses refer to the coming of Yahweh's Spirit (pentecost) nearly 2000 years ago, right after Yahushua was resurrected up to heaven. Okay, the first thing to realize is these quotes prove we have been IN the "last days" for two thousand years. We have been IN the "end times" for over two thousand years. Does this surprise you? Have I already broken the christian party-line doctrine without hardly trying? If so, please, keep reading! Be prepared to un-learn what the christians taught you.
Daniel 2:32 This image's head was of good gold, its breast and arms of silver, its abdomen and thighs of copper, its lower legs of iron, its feet out of iron and out of clay.
34 You watched while a stone was cut out without hands that struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and they broke into pieces.
37 You, O king, are a king of kings. Yahweh of the sky gave you a realm [empire], power, might, and esteem.
38 Wherever all the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, He gave them into your hand, and made you to have power over them all. You are this head of gold [Babylon, Daniel 7:4].
39 But after you will arise another earth realm [Persia, Daniel 7:5]. Then another, a third realm of copper [Greece, Daniel 7:6], that will have power over all the earth.
40 The fourth realm [Rome, Daniel 7:7] will be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks into pieces and subdues all. As iron that crushes all these, it will break into pieces and crush.
41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, out of potter's clay and out of iron, the realm will be divided [many nations in Europe and Asia]. Yet the firmness of the iron [the pope] will be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were out of iron and out of clay so the realm will be out of might and out of brittle.
43 As you see iron mixed with miry clay, it will come to pass that they will be mixed with the seed of men but they will not cling one with one, lo, as iron is not mixed with clay [the nations will not remain as a single empire, but they will be devoted to Jesus].
44 And in the days of these kings Yahweh of the sky will raise up a realm that will never be destroyed [the kingdom ruled by Yahushua Messiyah], and the realm will not be left to other people. It will break into pieces and consume all these realms [during the millenium], and it will stand forever [Daniel 7:13-14].
45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone [Yahushua] was cut out of the mountain [Yisrayah] without hands [by Yahweh] and that it broke in pieces the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great Yahweh has made known to the king what will come to pass after this.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks [of years] are decreed upon your people [the nation of Yisrayah, Israel] and upon your sacred city [Yahrusalem, Jerusalem], to finish transgression, to make an end of sins [the 70 are gone, and the sins remain, therefore, the current Israel is not the real nation of Yisrayah, else we would be past the 70 because the weeks would be counting], to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy [we still don't have these things done, so we can't be past the 70], and to anoint the most holy [Yahushua our Savior was annointed by Miriam Magdalene during the first half of the 70th week].
25 Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment [Nehemyah 2:6] to restore and to build Yahrusalem [the city, not the Temple] unto the anointed One [Messiyah] (the Prince [Yahushua]) will be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks [most everyone agrees the 69 weeks were fulfilled before Yahshua was baptised, 7+62=69 weeks of years till His ministry begins]. It [Yahrusalem] will be built again, with street and moat, even in troublous times.
26 After [after: not, at the end of] the threescore and two weeks the anointed One will be cut off [murdered], and will have nothing [death]. The people [Romans] of the prince [Jesus] who will come [in Daniel's future, not ours] will destroy the city [Yahrusalem] and the sanctuary [the Temple, it happened in 70AD, the end of the 70th week]. The end thereof [of Yahrusalem] will be with a flood [of Romans], and even unto the end [of the time of the Gentiles] will be war. Desolations are determined [for after the 70th week ends, and the nation of Yisrayah is no more].
27 He will make a firm covenant with many for one week [70th week]. In the middle of the week he will cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease [the 3.5 years of Yahushua's ministry was the first half of the 70th week, and Yahushua was killed, ending the oblation]. Upon the wing of abominations [the Romans destroyed the scripture, removed Yahweh, and installed Jupiter] will come one [Jesus Christ] that makes desolate [for two millenia]. Even to the full end, and that determined, wrath will be poured out [the seals, trumpets, and plagues of Revelation] upon the desolate [christians, Muslims, and those without Yahweh].
Daniel 9:24 predicted a 490-year plan (70 weeks of years). It looks to me like those 70 weeks referred explicitly to the nation of Yisrayah and the city of Yahrusalem. Note Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are decreed upon your people and upon your sacred city." Nearly all of the christians tell you 69 weeks of years took place before the death of the Messiyah. I agree. They claim the last seven years (1 week of years) are in our future. I do not agree.

If you scour the literature, you find all kinds of people claiming that they understand exactly when the seven seven's occurred, and when the sixty-two sevens occurred. And almost all of them have a different opinion! So who is correct? Probably none of them. All we know for a fact, is that all sixty-nine weeks occurred before the Messiyah came, because Daniel said they would. And why is there a distinction between the first seven seven's, and the next sixty-two seven's? Is this related to the time it took to build up the city and make it holy again?

At the end of the first sixty-nine weeks the Messiyah would arrive on the scene, and he did. His ministry was 3.5 years, and he was killed halfway through the seventieth week. When he died, the nation of Yisrayah ceased to exist. And so the weeks ceased being counted, because there were no Yisrayahites to count them. Consider carefully Yahchanan (John) 19:15 "Pilate said unto them: Shall I impale [crucify] your King? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar". All the Yahudim [Jews] rejected Yisrayahite [Israelite] citizenship, and accepted Roman citizenship instead!! They rejected Yahweh as their king! Then they killed the only one who had the right to the kingdom. So that is why there was no longer a nation of Yisrayah (and still isn't).

I believe there is every likelyhood that Yahushua's ministry accounted for the first half of the 70th week. Sure, the sacrifices continued. But, recall that now these were Gentile Roman citizens making those sacrifices from the time of Yahushua's death until 67AD. And they sacrificed to Adonai El (the LORD God). So I doubt if Yahweh would consider them valid.

But then, in 67AD, the Yahudim revolted against Rome. Perhaps Yahweh decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. They were now rejecting Roman citizenship, and were actually fighting for Yisrayahite citizenship to return. So perhaps Yahweh started counting the weeks again. Note that the death of Yahushua was in the middle of the 70th week after a 3.5 year ministry. Note that the Yahudim fought the Romans from spring 67AD till fall 70AD, 3.5 years. They lost the fight because they did not turn to Yahweh, they continued praying to the Lord God. The Temple and the city were destroyed, thereby ending the counting of the time relative to the city and the people. That final 3.5 years would have finished Daniel's prophecy of 70 weeks. The time (weeks) cannot be counted again until there is once again a NATION of Yisrayah on the earth. And that can not happen until Yahushua returns in His power, because He is the king of the new Yisrayah.

So here is a thing. The 70 weeks have seemingly already been counted and expired. So I figure that the seventieth week was divided in half [Daniel 9:27]. The first half ended the nation of Yisrayah, the second half marked the end of the city of Yahrusalem. The nation and the city were the two specific things the prophecy related to. There were many supernatural signs and wonders in the city during the 3.5 years (67-70AD) the people fought Rome.

But all of Daniel's prophecy has not come true. That is because the events are not finished, but we do not count the weeks because there is no longer a valid nation of Yisrayah. Daniel 9:24 says the 70 weeks will "make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy." All of these events have not yet come to pass. We still have sin, not everlasting righteousness.

I believe the seventy weeks can only be counted while there is a valid nation of Yisrayah on the earth. And today there is NOT. And, apparently, there can NOT be one until Yahushua returns to the earth. When they killed Yahshua, all the remaining Yisrayahites chose of their own free will to become Gentiles! The current nation called Israel (Isis Ra El) is a pagan nation.

Daniel 7:25 says the Roman Empire will control the earth for "a time and times and half a time." Note Daniel 12:7 "it will be for a time, times, and a half [to the end of these wonders]; and when they make an end of breaking in pieces the power of the sacred people, all these things will be finished."

Forget about this future seven-year-peace-plan with the anti-christ which the christians keep harping about. That is meant to mis-lead you. It's a lie which they use to assure you we are not there yet. You are supposed to think the "end times" are not coming until after you see a temple being built, and so don't worry, you have plenty of time to keep sinning before there is anything to worry about. They want to placate you into thinking that you are one of the good guys, one of those who will be raptured away before the so-called Great Tribulation hits. Yet, it seems to me the Great Tribulation has been here 1945 years already. And, if you are a christian, you are NOT one of the 'good guys'.

The christian party-line declares the "time and times and half a time" represents 3.5 years. They claim it is the last half of Daniel's 70th week, the time of the Great Tribulation, when the anti-christ will be in the temple. So we see that the christian party-line-doctrine of the 7-year peace treaty becoming the 7-year Great Tribulation is most likely bogus. They made the scripture say what they want it to say.

Here are three verses which are usually called "proof" Yahweh will bring the Israelites back to their land before the "second coming" of Yahshua. This is believed to be the last days, but that seems to be wrong! Ezekial was a prophet during the captivity. Each verse says something about those who were currently scattered, bringing them back. That happened at the end of the captivity. These scriptures were fulfilled 2600 years ago. Yet the christians claim this is proof the temple must be rebuilt before Jesus can return. I have never seen anything in the scripture which requires a rebuilt temple (usually called the Third Temple).
Ezekial 11:17 where you ARE scattered

Ezekial 36:24 I scatterED them among the nations, and they WERE dispersed through the countries

Ezekial 37:21 I will take the children of Yisrayah from among the nations, where they ARE gone
The so-called Great Tribulation Period is defined by the christians as a 3.5 year period dominated by their anti-christ just before their Jesus returns to rule the earth, and kill the anti-christ. But scripture says the period started when Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD, and lasts until the sixth seal is broken. There is no time period given that I know of, except to say the time will be finished when the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled (whenever that is).

Matthew 24:15-20 describe the event which came to pass in 67-70AD, when the Roman army returned to destroy Yahrusalem. The next verse is the Great Tribulation. We are told the Tribulation begins when Yahrusalem is destroyed. The tribulation is the rule of Daniel's fourth beast, Rome, and the lack of a Yisrayah. It has already lasted nearly the full 2000 years predicted by human tradition.

In Matthew, Mark 13:24-25, and Revelation the sixth seal is a description of an asteroid impact onto the earth. Since history does not tell me of any such events in the last two thousand years, I figure it has not happened yet. Matthew and Mark say that event is immediately after the Great Tribulation. Therefore, we are still in the Great Tribulation.
Matthew 24:21 For then [as and after Yahrusalem is destroyed] will be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. [asteroid impact]

Daniel 11:29 At the appointed time he [Antiochus IV Epiphanes] will return, and come into the south [Egypt]; but it will not be in the latter time [168BC] as it was in the former.
30 For ships of Kittim [Rome] will come against him. Therefore he will be grieved, return [to Yisrayah], have indignation against the sacred covenant [of Yahweh], and will do his pleasure [killing Yisrayahites]. He will even return, and have regard unto those [Jews] who forsake the sacred covenant.
31 Forces will stand on his part, and they will profane the sanctuary [Yahweh's Temple, 1Maccabees 1:23, 41], even the fortress, will take away the continual burnt-offering [167BC], and they will set up the abomination that makes desolate [he put an image of Jupiter (Zeus) in the Temple].
Daniel 8:25 Through his craftiness [1Maccabees 1:31] he will cause deceit to prosper under his rule, and he will exalt himself in his heart. He will destroy many [Yisrayahites] in their prosperity. He will even rise against the Prince of Princes [Yahweh], so he will be broken without human means [Antiochus IV Epiphanes died suddenly of disease in 164BC, 1Maccabees 6:8-16].

Isaiah 28:14 Wherefore hear the Word of Yahweh, you scoffers who rule this people that is in Yahrusalem.
15 You said: We made a covenant with death [1Maccabees 1:12-16, 43-56], and we are at agreement with Sheol, so when the overflowing scourge [Roman army] passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hid ourselves under falsehood.
16 Therefore this says the Master Yahweh: Behold, I lay a stone in Zion [Yisrayah] for a foundation [Yahushua Messiyah], a tried stone, a precious corner-stone of sure foundation, he who believes will not be in haste.
17 I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters [Romans] will overflow the hiding-place [Qumran?].
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, you will be trodden down by it [in 70AD].
29:3 I [Yahweh] will encamp against you [Yahrusalem] round about, will lay siege against you with posted troops [Romans], and I will raise siege works against you [Matthew 24:15-21].
4 You will be brought down [Yisrayah was ended in 70AD], and will speak out of the ground [will be dispersed back into the nations], and your speech will be low out of the dust [as gentiles]. Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust.
5 But the multitude of your foes will be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passes away. Yea, it will be in an instant, suddenly [the destruction of Rome].
6 She will be visited of Yahweh of hosts with thunder, with earthquake, great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire [asteroid impact].

Didache: For in the last days, the false prophets [christian priests] and the corruptors [teachers of evolution] will be multiplied. The sheep [the righteous] will be turned into wolves [sinners], and love will be turned into hate. For when the lawlessness increases, they will hate one another, and they will persecute and deliver up.
Then the deceiver of creation [satan] will appear as God's son [Jesus, son of Zeus], and he will do signs and wonders. The land [world] will be given up into his hands. He will do lawless things which have never been done from the age. Then human creation will come into the fire of examination [judgment]. Many will stumble and be destroyed. But those who endure in their trust [of Yahweh] will be saved from this accursed thing [Jesus].
And then the signs of truth will appear. First, the sign of an opening in Heaven [Matthew 24:30], then the sign of a trumpet's sound [Matthew 24:31], and thirdly, a resurrection of dead people [the first judgment, Daniel 12:2, Mark 13:27]. But not of all people; on the contrary, as it was declared, "Yahushua will come, and all the set-apart ones with Him." Then creation [the world] will see Yahushua "coming on the clouds of the sky" [in his Power and Glory].

Revelation 12:1 A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman [Yisrayah] arrayed with the sun [Yahweh], the moon [Word] under her feet [the sign also applies to Virgo the Virgin with Sol and Luna along the ecliptic next to her. Virgo is where Venus and Jupiter just met in the closest conjunction since the birthday of Yahushua], and upon her head a crown of twelve stars [twelve tribes].
2 She was with child [Yahushua]. She cried out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered.
3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon [satan], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems [crowns].
4 His tail drew the third part of the stars [malaks/ angels] of heaven, and did cast them to the earth. The dragon stands before the woman who is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child.
5 She was delivered of a son, a man child [Yahushua], who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron [in the millenium]. Her child was [murdered and] caught up to Yahweh, to His throne.
6 The woman fled into the wilderness [nations], where she has a place prepared of Yahweh, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days [1260 years].
7 There was war in heaven: Michael and his malaks going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon [satan] warred with his malaks [demons].
8 They [Satan and his demons] did not prevail, neither was their place found anymore in heaven.
9 The great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was cast down to the earth, and his malaks were cast down with him [after the resurrection of Yahushua from the dead].
When Yahushua died the sun was darkened (Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, Nazarenes 82:20), this is one of the signs He said to watch for. The stars fell from heaven, meaning satan and his angels were finally beaten and thrown down to earth, having great rage knowing the time was short. Hell was broken open and the saints were resurrected, when He rose spirits raced around Yahrusalem [Matthew 27:52-53]. Religious deception is also a sign of the last days. That deception has a name. It is: JESUS CHRIST !!
Revelation 12:13 When the dragon [satan] saw he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman [descendants of Yisrayah] who brought forth the man child [Yahushua].
14 There were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time [the 1260 years of Papal Rome], from the face of the serpent [satan the dragon].
15 And the serpent cast water [multitudes of people] as a river out of his mouth after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away [and diluted] by the stream.
16 The earth helped the woman, the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river [the people died and were buried] which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 The dragon waxed wroth with the woman [as she flew away from his reach], and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of Yahweh, and hold the testimony of Yahushua [the devil knows the only people getting saved are those who keep the commandments of Yahweh].
The dragon tried to devour the woman. Yahweh gave her a place in the wilderness to hide during the 1260 years of Roman control of the world (Papal Rome). That 1260 years ended in 1798. The woman was the people of Yahweh. Where did He hide them? Apparently the only people on earth who were calling on Yahweh by NAME during those years were the Native American Indians! They were hidden away in America. Yahweh protected the people who were calling on Yahweh. He told satan to keep his followers away from them, and satan did. Satan told everyone under his control the earth is flat, you can't go that way (before that the Greeks knew the earth is a sphere, and how the solar system is arranged). The Natives were still calling on Yahweh when the white man returned to America in the 1500's (for the first time since the fall of Atlantis).

Many of the Native tribes were once considered to be the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Many of them called on Yahwah by name, with the correct 'wah' sound instead of the modern 'way' sound. In the heart of the land was paradise. They said the River of Yahwah flowed through the Land of Yahwah. So the christians immediately came here and "re-educated" them. To this day we say the Iowa River flows through the State of Iowa. The christians corrupted the Natives and their belief in Yahwah. Then Iowa became corrupted into the Spanish word for water: Ogwa. That is why Yahwah stopped protecting them. The USA started in 1776. That is just before the 1260 years ended, and the people of Yahwah began being tormented, persecuted, and killed in large numbers by the christians. The Romans were supposed to crush the whole world and the power of the saints (Daniel 7:21-22). In the 1500's and forward the whites made friends with and traded with the Indians. Yahwah was still protecting them. Not till after 1798AD were they treated terribly in earnest. Yahwah said He'd protect them the 1260 years, but did not say about after that. So after the 1260 years the Romans came, crushed, and destroyed the whole world, as predicted.

In Revelation 12:14 There were given to the people calling on Yahweh the two wings of the Great Eagle, that they would be protected the 1260 years of Papal Rome. What are the two wings of the Great Eagle? Let us consider a strange coincidence. It was estimated there were 300 or 400 thousand Bald Eagles in North America in 1798. Until that time the Native Americans were flourishing. They worshipped Yahwah, and they considered the eagle sacred. After that they became corrupted, and lost Yahwah. The birds began dying at the same time. The modern Sacred Name Movement began in earnest around 1950. The name of Yahwah was returning to America. At that time the Bald Eagle population was nearly extinct. In the last fifty years Yahweh and the Bald Eagles have both made a come-back together.

538AD is the beginning of the "Greek" popes. At that point Rome was almost completely depopulated. Some have said no one lived there at all. It was the end of Pagan Rome. All the people had voluntarily split up into the ten countries predicted (ten horns). Then the popes came from Greece and demanded control. Three of those ten nations refused and were exterminated. The other seven submitted back to the popes. That was the beginning of Papal Rome. Papal Rome is the final beast, which would control the world 1260 years (time, times, half a time). During that time Yahweh protected His people. During that time you had to have the Mark of the Beast on your forehead every Ash Wednesday or you were excommunicated (unable to buy or sell), unless you were killed right then. Papal Rome was ended in 1798 by the French. They killed the pope and outlawed christianity. That was the fatal wound of the last of the seven heads. But Papal Rome resumed some years later, and still exists as the Vatican.
Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood upon the sand of the sea [nations and multitudes]. I saw a beast [Roman Empire] coming up out of the sea [from Yahweh's perspective all of humanity through history is like water], having ten horns [Alemanni, Franks, Burgundians, Suevi, Vandals, Visigoths, Anglo-Saxons, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Heruli, Rev 17:12-13], and seven heads [Egypt was the first to persecute Yahweh's nation, Assyria carried away the northern ten tribes, Babylon carried away the rest, then Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome, and Papal Rome which still exists because the wound was healed, Rev 17:9-10], and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads a blasphemous name [Jesus Christ].
2 The beast which I saw [Daniel 7:4-7] was like unto a leopard [Greek Empire], his feet were as the feet of a bear [Persian Empire], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [Babylonian Empire]. The dragon [satan] gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
3a And I saw one of his heads [Daniel 7:24] as though it was smitten to death [in 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte's General Berthier captured Pope Pius VI who died in captivity with no successor allowed, thereby ending the papal government and the 1260 years of domination. The Roman Republic was formed]; and his death-stroke was healed [eventually the papacy and religion were resumed, and Vatican City-State was created].

Daniel 7:23 Thus he said: The fourth beast [Roman Empire] will be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which will be different from all the kingdoms [religious, not a king], will devour the whole earth, will tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise [Pagan Rome broke into the ten nations named above]; and another [pope] will arise after them [in 538ad]. He will be different from the former [a religious leader instead of an emperor, and Greek instead of Roman], and he will put down three kings [the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Heruli were exterminated by the pope because they would not accept his authority - Daniel 7:7-8].
25 And [beginning with Papal Rome in 538ad] he will speak words against the Most High [the Father Yahweh Almighty], and will wear out the saints of the Most High [Daniel 7:20-21]. He will think to change the times [sabbath day, feast days, etc] and the Law [saved by grace not law]. They will be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time [1260 years, from 538ad until 1798ad when Papal Rome ended the first time].

Revelation 17:9 Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
10 They are seven kings: five are fallen [Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece], one is [Pagan Rome was in control when this was written], the other is not yet come [Papal Rome] (when he comes, he must continue a little while).
12 The ten horns you saw are ten kings [Alemanni, Franks, Burgundians, Suevi, Vandals, Visigoths, Anglo-Saxons, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Heruli], who have received no kingdom as yet. They receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.
13 These have one mind, they give their power and authority to the beast.

Revelation 13:3b The whole earth wondered after the beast [Papal Roman Empire].
4 They worshipped the dragon [satan], because he gave his authority to the beast [Roman Catholic religion]. They worshipped the beast, saying: Who is like to the beast? And who is able to war with him?
5 And there was given to him [the pope beast, Papal Rome] a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies. There was given to him [by Yahweh] authority to continue forty and two months [1260 years, the Dark Ages of Europe].
6 He opened his mouth for blasphemies against Yahweh, to blaspheme His Name, and His tabernacle, even those who dwell in the heaven.
7 It was given to him to make war with the saints [the people who obey the Law of YHWH], and to overcome them. There was given to him [religious] authority over every tribe, people, tongue, and nation.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him [Jesus], everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb [Yahushua] who was slain.
9 If any man has an ear, let him hear.
10 If any man is for captivity, into captivity he goes; if any man kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints [people who keep Yahushua and the Law].

Revelation 13:11 And I saw another beast [the Lost Ten Tribes] coming up out of the earth [in the 1700's]. He had two horns [Britian and the USA - Ephraim and Manasseh] like a lamb, but he spoke as a dragon.
12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast in his sight. He makes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first beast [pope], whose death-stroke was healed.
13 He does great signs [technology], that he should even make fire to come down out of heaven upon the earth [nuclear weapons] in the sight of men.
14 He deceived those who dwell on the earth by reason of the signs which it was given him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast who has the stroke of the sword and lived.
15 And it was given to him to give breath to it, even to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as do not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead;
17 and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he who has the mark, even the name of the beast or the symbol of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him see the symbol of the beast. It is the symbol of a man, and his symbol is IHC [Jesus Horus Christ].
14:9 Another malak, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice: If any man worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead [at baptism, confirmation, and Ash Wednesday], or upon his hand,
10 he will also drink of the wine of the wrath of Yahweh, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the set-apart malaks, and in the presence of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever. They have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoso receives the mark of his name [the cross on your forehead on Ash Wednesday is the mark of Jesus the beast].
So what is the "mark of the beast"? Right now we have the technology to put a microchip into each person on the planet. This microchip would contain all of your personal information. Your banking records, medical records, personal history, property you own, etc. It would also contain a GPS unit so that your whereabouts will be tracked at all times. If you are driving down the street, they will know what lane you are in, and how fast you are going. You could even have your brain hard-wired into the internet. And so this could happen some day. The earth would go into a cash-less society (ruled by the one-world bank government, the Federal Reserve), you would have to scan your mark at the store to buy anything.

But the prophecy seems to indicate that many people over the last 1900 years have had this mark. So what would it be? The catholics put a mark on each person's forehead at their infant christening ceremony (which they call baptism, though it is not), and they do it again at their confirmation ceremony. It is the sign-of-the-pagan-cross! Every year at Ash Wednesday they do it again, the mark is an X with ashes on your forehead. Notice Revelation 14:11 calls it "the mark of his name" or "the symbol of his name". Whose name? Jesus! The X is a christogram meaning Jesus. During the 1260 years the Papal Rome controlled the world EVERY person was required to have the mark of the beast on his forehead on Ash Wednesday to prove your dedication to Jesus. Without the mark you would be ostracised and excommunicated from the community. You would not be able to buy or sell anything, and no one would even talk to you.

Jesus Christ IS the "abomination which makes desolate" !!

The Greeks worshipped Zeus as the king of the gods. Zeus was/is a REAL god, a demon (not an idol made with hands). The Romans also worshipped him, but they called him Jupiter. When Antiochus IV Epiphanes desecrated the Temple of Yahweh, he placed in it a statue of Jupiter/Zeus. That was the abomination which makes desolate, as spoken by Daniel the prophet (11:29-31). Later Simon Magus came to Rome and Emperor Claudius installed a statue of him and called him Jupiter. Perhaps Simon Magus was actually the god Jupiter masquerading as a human. Simon could perform amazing magic, such as making statues of stone come to life (Revelation 13:15). Then the Romans (worshippers of the abomination) came and destroyed (desolated) the city and Temple of Yahweh. Since the Roman Catholic religion is the religion of Simon Magus (Simon the Sorcerer), it is the pagan religion of Jupiter/ Zeus/ Jesus (which began in Babylon). This was the beginning of the Great Tribulation of the Last Days (according to Matthew 24:21). Notice in Revelation 1:9 "I, Yahchanan, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom" (said to have been written about 95AD) he refers to "the tribulation" as occurring already, most probably what we refer to as "the Great Tribulation".

Get this: Jupiter plus Zeus IS Je-sus! The Greeks and the Romans considered December 25th to be the birthday of their main god, Zeus/ Jupiter. Long ago that day was the winter solstice. Every xmas all the Jesus worshippers on this planet are worshipping one of the bad gods who came down to the Sumerians after Noah's Flood. If you are worshipping the Jesus Christ fantasy, then you are NOT worshipping Yahweh and Yahushua his Son. The "desolation" is the dearth of the name of Yahweh in this world, and the lack of people obeying His Law.
Essenes 63: I say to you today, a strange Savior [Jesus] will rule the minds of many. Those generations will not believe in the evil of the world. They will judge all evil, good; and all good, evil. The strange God will work many miracles in the earth. The people will worship that Savior with much devotion, for all hope rests in the God that is not Yahweh, but deceives the people of every nation.
The Romans created a super master-cult. They combined aspects of all the previous empires/ cults together. This was easy, since most of the cults are just variations of Nimrod's original anti-Yahweh cult religion (which is christianity, babylon). Over the years the names were changed from civilization to civilization. But everybody knew December 25th was the main God's birthday [beginning with Nimrod in Sumer/ Shinar], and Easter was his wife, etc etc. Collecting all the main cult religions into one (including Simon's false christianity) enabled them to create an empire, because they appealed to everyone (except those who obey the law of Yahweh). So it should have been obvious to combine the name of the main God from the two most recent empires (Rome and Greece). So Jupiter/Zeus became Jesus. Note that vowels were somewhat fluid. Note that Ju-piter means "the god Ju is our father" (piter/ peter means father). Thus the beast of iron consumed all the other beasts (Daniel 7:23).

And we know Yahweh puts a similar mark on all of his people. In Revelation 7:3 and 9:4 there is a "seal of Yahweh on their foreheads" which will probably be invisible to our eyes. Check Ezekial 9:4 "and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men". Consider: Exodus 13:9 (obeying the Passover) "will be for a sign to you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the torah [Law] of Yahweh may be in your mouth. 16 And it will be for a sign upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes". See also: Revelation 14:1 "his Father's Name written in their foreheads", Revelation 17:5 "And upon her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT", Revelation 22:4 "His Name will be on their foreheads". If you obey the Law of Yahweh, He puts a mark on your hand or on your forehead. Otherwise, satan puts his mark there.

Here's a tidbit you might not know. When you read Exodus 3:15 in English and see the word "name", what Hebrew word was translated? It is "shem", which is also the name of Noah's best son, through which the name of Yahweh was preserved. Strong's Concordance words number 8034, 8035, and 8036 are related. Here you find that "shem" not only means "name", it is also a mark. So the Name of Yahweh IS the mark of Yahweh! Exodus 3:15 says: "This is my Mark forever". If you do not have Yahweh's "name" foremost in your mind, then you have the name/mark of the beast. Apparently, each person who has ever been born has a mark, either that of Yahweh, or that of the beast. Do you believe Jesus died for you? Then you have the mark of the beast.

The "abomination which desolates" was easily defined by Daniel. He made it plain in 11:31. That verse unmistakeably refers to the statue of Jupiter which Antiochus IV Epiphanes placed in the Temple of Yahweh (Maccabees Books 1&2 both mention this statue of Jupiter in Jerusalem). Remember, Jupiter is a real god, not an imaginary idol made of stone (see my page regarding: "Sumer"). Then, in Matthew 24:15 Yahushua refers to this "abomination of desolation". In English we usually find: "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place." Well, most people think that verse means the abomination will 'once again' stand in the Temple, at some point in our future. That is the main reason for the christian and Jewish contention that the temple must be rebuilt before the Great Tribulation can begin. So that the anti-christ can stand in it and defile it. But watch out for the translation and punctuation which they use to further their doctrine. Perhaps that is not how we are to understand that verse. Perhaps this would be a better rendition in English: Matthew 24:15 "Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation (Jupiter) return (return!) to Yahrusalem (the city, not the Temple), the abomination which Daniel said would stand in the Temple of Yahweh (which it did in 166BC), then let everyone flee to the mountains." We know the Essenes understood it this way, and when the Romans (Jupiter lovers) showed up in Jerusalem again in 70AD the Essenes fled to the mountains as instructed.

The word "therefore" in Matthew 24:15 shows that it is not a chronological continuation from 24:14, rather, the story backs up between those two verses. Same with the word "But" beginning Luke 21:20. Furthermore, if you cross-reference to Luke, you find: Luke 21:20 "But when you see Yahrusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand." That desolation continues to this day. Luke's "compassed by armies" and Matthew's "abomination of desolation" are the same thing -- they were the armies of Rome/ Jupiter/ Jesus! There is no need for Daniel's prophecy to be fulfilled twice, unless you are trying to justify christian doctrine.

The word 'catholic' actually means 'universal' religion! So this is the worldwide religion promised in Revelation, it has been here two thousand years. The 'kings of the north' versus the 'kings of the south' end-times war is christianity versus Islam, and it is occurring now. The dividing line passes right through the Temple Mount in Yahrusalem, with the Muslims on the one side and the "revived Roman Empire" (Jews and christians) on the other side. Revelation chapter six describes the opening of the first six seals. The first four are popularly called "the four horsemen of the apocalypse". They are given power to destroy one-fourth of the population of the world. The christians expect to be raptured away before this happens; but it already happened - twice! The fifth seal occurs in heaven, we would not be aware of it, except that we have seen the true believers being persecuted all these years. That is where we are now. The sixth seal is an impact of an asteroid or comet into the earth. THAT is the next event. Don't worry, you will know when it happens!
Matthew 24:3 Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world? 4 Yahshua answered, and said to them: Take heed that no man lead you astray.
5 Many will come in my Name, saying: I am the Messiyah; and lead many astray. [First Seal of Revelation]
6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that you are not troubled. These things must needs come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom [Second Seal]. There will be famines [Third Seal], plagues, [Fourth Seal], and earthquakes in diverse places.
8 But all these things are the beginning of travail.
9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you [especially in the second century AD]. You will be hated of all the nations for my Name's sake [Fifth Seal].
10 Then many will stumble, deliver up one another, and hate one another.
11 Many false prophets [religions] will arise, and will lead many astray.
12 Because iniquity [sin] will be multiplied, the love of the many will wax cold.
13 But he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.
14 And the good news [gospel] of the kingdom [of Yahweh] will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations [already came true]. And then the end will come [Sixth Seal]. (see also Mark chapter 13 and Luke chapter 21)
You have read the 'Olivet discourse' many times, probably (Matthew chapter 24). Yahushua explained what would happen beginning from His time, onwards till His return in glory. He said there will be many false Messiyahs, and there sure have been. Perhaps Simon Magus was the first. And there are lots of them today. He promised wars and disease epidemics. Then the Word would be preached to all the world. Well, how many bibles do you think exist today? Billions? Perhaps the earth has more bibles than people! Plus, now we have the television and the internet spreading the Word. The media is always harping about the "creation vs evolution" debate. It is almost impossible for anyone to not know about the Word. We all know about the wars, they have always been with us. Mankind is expert in the art of war, and of backstabbing.

So please consider Matthew 24:5 "Many will come in my Name, saying: I am the Messiyah; and will lead many astray." This is usually assumed to mean that the people will come and claim that they themselves are the Messiyah. That is what Simon Magus did, he claimed HE was actually the one who died on the cross. But there seems to be a better meaning behind this verse. Notice how Paul, the pope, and the whole of christianity comes in the "name of Christ" and preaches to you that "Jesus is the Christ"? This could be what Yahushua was referring to. People who come and say "Yahushua is the Messiyah", and when you believe them, then they lie about everything else. Within a couple hundred years after his death christians rejected everything "Jewish", so they began preaching Jesus Christ instead of Yahushua Messiyah. And they HAVE "deceived many" (billions of people), as 24:5 promises. So not only do we get people who claim "they themselves" are the Messiyah, but we also get deceivers preaching "Jesus" is the Messiyah.

The five main bouts of pestilence follow the Catholic Church's sins:

1] After crushing Yahrusalem, Rome had The Antonine Plague, a smallpox epidemic in 165 which killed five million people. An enormous number of Roman soldiers died, as well as a fourth of the population in many places.

2] After rejecting The Way of Yahweh and killing many saints, Rome had another smallpox epidemic in 251 which killed five thousand people a day.

3] After creating the Catholic Church (christianity, Papal Rome) there was another. Along came the Plague of Justinian beginning in 541, which was the first recorded outbreak of the bubonic plague. Constantinople lost ten thousand people a day. It eliminated around one-third of the human population throughout the known world, twenty-five million people died. It cut Europe's population in half! This easily qualifies as the Fourth Seal.

4] In the thirteenth century the Vatican enforced The Inquisition, and, The Crusades. Both were evil, bloody policies, and they paid for it. In the mid-1300's about one-hundred million people died during Europe's Black Death (the bubonic plague again). One-third of the people from India to Iceland died, including half the population of the more infected christian areas. This easily qualifies as the Fourth Seal.

5] And right after World War One (where the christian countries went on a killing spree), there was the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, the so-called Spanish Flu. This disease killed more people than the five-year War. Something like seventy-five million people died.

Does it sound like these pandemics are a punishment and a warning from Yahweh? In the Old Testament He kept using such methods (Genesis 9:3, 2Samuel 24:15, etc). Why not now? Revelation 6:8 says a fourth of the population of the world will be killed by disease (pestilence). Why not? It has already happened at least twice! But we did not learn the lesson - so maybe it is about to happen again!! The bubonic plague still exists, even here in the USA. And now we have other, far more dangerous, pestilences to worry about. Such as bio-engineered disease warfare. It was estimated that smallpox was responsible for three-to-five-hundred million deaths in the twentieth century. HIV/AIDS has killed an estimated twenty-five million in the last thirty years, and threatens a pandemic-level breakout. The list goes on. Have fun! But, Fear Yahweh. Your judgment day is coming...
In Malachi 2:11, who is "the daughter of a foreign El"? I'll bet you a nickel it is Easter. It is well-known the Yisrayahites picked up Easter (Queen of Heaven), Ba'al (LORD), and El (God) worship from the Canaanites; and that is the reason Yisrayah and Yahudah were destroyed. The next verse says: 2:12 "Yahweh will cut off, to the man who does this, him who wakes and him who answers [initiators and followers of the Easter goddess religion], out of the tents of Yaacob [Yisrayah]; and [also cut off] him who offers an offering to The LORD of hosts." Once again, those who worship Ba'al, the LORD, are cut off. Indeed, this sounds to me like the "rapture" the christians are waiting for. The christians will get raptured away, off to the furnace of fire. Because it is the evil who are raptured away. Those who observe the Law will not be removed. In Malachi 3:16 Those "who thought upon His Name" are the one's who are saved. Those who worship Easter and the LORD God are the ones who are raptured away and destroyed.
Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another. Yahweh hearkened, and heard. A book of remembrance was written before Him, for those who fear Yahweh, and who think upon His Name.
17 They are mine: says Yahweh of hosts; even my own possession, in the day that I make. I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
4:1 Behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace. All the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble. The day that comes will burn them up: says Yahweh of hosts; that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear my Name the light of righteousness will arise with healing in its wings, and you will go forth.
You've heard of the so-called 'rapture', where the christians expect to be taken up to heaven before the 'Great Tribulation' of the Last Days? (1Thessalonians 4:15-17 etc.) Christians usually claim they will be raptured away to heaven, and then satan will go around to punish and torture all those who do not worship him and submit to his will. Er, do I have to ask the obvious? Since all the good guys were supposedly raptured away, who will satan torture? So! It is not the good guys who are taken away, it is the bad guys!!! Matthew 13:24-30, 13:36-43, 13:47-50, 24:37-41, etc etc. Who do you believe: Matthew the companion, apostle, and disciple of Yahushua? Or the Liar Paul? Will you believe the scripture, or will you believe the christians? The scriptures say "The righteous will never be removed". The traditions of men say the Jesus-lovers will be removed to heaven.
Proverbs 10:30 The righteous [wheat] will never be removed, but the wicked [weeds or tares, lawbreakers] will not inhabit nor inherit the Earth.

Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send out His messengers [malaks]. They will gather out of His kingdom [on earth] all who offend [sin], and those who practice lawlessness [christians],
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping, and gnashing of the teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear, hear!
13:49 So it will be in the end of the world; the malaks will come forth, sever the wicked from among the righteous,
50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth.
Christians are those who practice lawlessness. They think the Law is done away with, "nailed to the cross". They are therefore "law-less". They think it is perfectly okay for themselves to sin every day. This is not a new doctrine. For example: Jeremiah 7:9-34 "Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to The LORD, and walk after gods you have not known; yet come and stand before me in this house which is called by my Name, and say: 'We are delivered'; that you may do all these abominations?" Some other versions have "We are safe". This sounds 'exactly' like the modern christians who proclaim that "we are saved", therefore they are "under grace, not the law", therefore they can sin all they like! And while you are there in the Old Testament, have a look at Malachi 2:17 "Yet you say: Wherein have we wearied Him? In that you say: Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of Yahweh, and He delights in them". Doesn't that say the same thing?

The so-called "rapture" is when the christians (Jesus-lovers) and the other sinners (Muslims, atheists, evolutionists, etc) are taken away, and only the righteous Law-abiders are left. It is the wicked who are removed from the earth. Yes, the christians will be 'raptured away', but their destination will not be what they expect.
Matthew 24:12 Because lawlessness [christianity, etc] will abound, the love of many will grow cool.

Book Of Enoch 1.1 he blessed the chosen and righteous who must be present on the day of distress, which is appointed for the removal of all the wicked and impious.
Book Of Enoch 1:1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked ones are to be removed.
Here is how I see the Book of Revelation. It describes the history of the world, starting from the time it was written by Yahchanan. Seal 1 equals a white horse. This is not the return of Yahushua. It signifies a religious conquering of the world. It is the creation of christianity and Islam. Seal 2 is a red horse, which is never-ending war. Seal 3 is the black horse, which is famine. We know an enormous number of people die every single day on this planet from hunger. Seal 4 is the pale horse. That is death, and Hades follows along to collect all the dead sinners. Seal 5 equals the saints killed for the Word. These things have already come true. Are you hearing me? Seal 6 is on the way very soon. A great earthquake, felt by everyone on the earth, caused by an asteroid or comet impact. (the rapture occurs much later, well after the Great Tribulation is over)
Revelation 6:1 I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, ...
2 I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat thereon had a bow. There was given to him a crown, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when He opened the second seal, ...
4 another horse came forth, a red horse. To him who sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, that they should slay one another, and there was given to him a great sword.
5 And when He opened the third seal, ... behold, a black horse. He who sat thereon had a balance in his hand.
7 And when He opened the fourth seal, ...
8 I saw, and behold, a pale horse. He who sat upon him, his name was Death; and Hades followed with him. There was given to them authority over the fourth part of the earth: to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
9 And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who were slain for the Word of Yahweh, and for the testimony which they held.
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12 And I saw when He opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as [if looking through a] sackcloth of hair, the whole moon became as blood,
13 and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth (as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind).
14 The heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 The kings of the earth, the princes, the chief captains, the rich, the strong, every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.
16 They say to the mountains and to the rocks: Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him [Yahweh] who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb [Yahushua].
17 For the great day of their wrath is come, and who is able to stand?
For the Sixth Seal we have this description: A great earthquake will always be felt by everyone on the planet when a comet impact occurs. The sky will be full of meteors. Then the atmosphere will become nearly opaque by the dust and smoke. The sun and moon barely shine through it, similar to looking at the sun through a burlap sack filled with sheep's hair. This is the next event to occur. No doubt, it will be very soon!

Ezra the Scribe also had something to say, which I think refers to the Sixth Seal. Esdras is the Greek version of his name. The sun begins to shine in the middle of the night, and the stars change their daily and yearly course through our sky. This is almost certainly the result of a comet impact into the earth (such as happened during the destruction of Atlantis, which I already described in a previous chapter).

When a crater is excavated by comet impact, molten rocks, boulders, and dust fly out, and rain down all around the earth (fire and brimstone, tektites). We would see them as falling stars (meteors). Most of the people and animals on the planet would be killed by falling rocks. The continents would break apart and come unglued from the core of the planet, and begin floating around. That is why the mountains are said to move from their places. That is how the sun will suddenly come up at midnight. That is why the course of the stars through the sky will be different afterwards. Volcanoes erupt. The atmosphere is polluted badly, and that collects in the dew, making it appear as if trees are dripping blood. Oceans wash over continents, leaving salt water on the hills, which then comes out from the previously fresh-water springs. So we see that Ezra's words are LITERAL: not symbolic, not figurative, not impossible to understand.

His "third period" is the Messianic Age, the two thousand years of history which just ended. The "first period" was previous to Noah's Flood, and the "second period" lasted from the Flood to the baptism of Yahushua our Savior. The "third period" is also called the Great Tribulation. The Jewish sages have long been saying the third period will last exactly two thousand years:
2 Esdras [Ezra] 5:1 But now to speak of the signs: there will come a time when the inhabitants of the earth will be seized with panic.
2 The way of truth [Yahweh] will be hidden from sight, and the land will be barren of faith [in Yahweh].
3 There will be a great increase in wickedness, worse than anything you now see or have ever heard of.
4 After the third period you will see confusion everywhere. The sun will suddenly begin to shine in the middle of the night, and the moon in the day-time.
5 Trees will drip blood, stones will speak,
6 nations will be in confusion, and the courses of the stars will be changed. A king unwelcome to the inhabitants of earth will succeed to the throne.
7 Even the birds will all fly away. The Dead Sea will cast up fish, and at night a voice will sound,
8 unknown to the many but heard by all. Chasms will open in many places and spurt out flames incessantly. Wild beasts will range far afield,
9 women will give birth to monsters, fresh springs will run with salt water, and everywhere friends will become enemies. Then understanding will be hidden,
10 and reason withdraw to her secret chamber. Many will seek her, but not find her; the earth will overflow with vice and wickedness.
11 One country will ask another, "Has justice passed your way, or any just man?",
12 and it will answer, "No." In those days men will hope, but hope in vain; they will strive, but never succeed.

Psalm 11:6 He will rain snares upon the wicked. Fire, brimstone, and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
Psalm 18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations of the mountains quaked, and were shaken, because He was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke out of His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth devoured. Coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens, and came down. Thick darkness was under His feet.
11 He made darkness His hiding-place, His pavilion round about Him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness before Him His thick clouds passed, hailstones, and coals of fire.
13 Yahweh thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voice, hailstones, and coals of fire.
14 He sent out His arrows, and scattered them. Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.
15 Then the channels of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare, at your rebuke, O Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
Did you see, the Book of Psalms describes a comet impact quite well. Many astronomers are referring to 2013 as "the year of the comet". The inhabitants of the earth saw many comets that year. At one time there were four visible, two of them naked eye magnitude. We also had several incidents involving asteroids, including a couple which hit the earth. Are these warnings from Yahweh? I think so.

Most people are unaware of just how close Comet ISON came to being a disaster to earth in 2013. On its incoming trajectory it intersected earth's orbit. A good thing earth was around the sun that day. If ISON had survived its encounter with the sun, only a minute adjustment to its course would have once again caused it to intersect earth's orbit. And that time earth would have been right there waiting to be hit. We see that the comet mostly broke up while going around the sun. However, there are still pieces. And those pieces could have new elliptical orbits - one which will hit the earth.

There are lots of comets and asteroids being discovered. On February 15, 2013 an asteroid missed the earth by only 18,000 miles. Does that sound like a lot? The earth is 8,000 miles in diameter, geosynchronous satellites are 22,000 miles away, and the moon is 250,000 miles away. Now, does 18,000 miles sound close? If a bullet missed your head by only two feet, would you say that was close? Indeed. It was so close to the earth that its orbit was altered drastically, causing it to return to earth's orbit on a regular basis. And there have been other asteroids in recent years passing at similar distances. Such as the little one which did hit the earth that same day, February 15, 2013, in Russia. Such as the one which almost hit earth on November 8, 2011. And what about the Tunguska event a hundred years ago? Does it sound like disaster could come at any time? You better believe it.

But to compare this with Ezra: The first sign is that men will be seized with panic. Yes, that is to be expected when they see a comet coming towards the earth. In ancient times people called a comet the "sword of God", because they knew from experience what happens when Yahweh judges the earth. Yes, the Sixth Seal will be disastrous for mankind. And after that, it will just get worse. What is still to come afterwards? You can read all about the Seventh Seal in Revelations, and so forth. I cannot do any better than that. But it sounds like we can expect a series of comet impacts onto the earth, and billions of dead people.
Matthew 24:21 For then [beginning after Yahrusalem was destroyed in 70ad] will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken [comet impacts beginning with the Sixth Seal].
30 Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, when they see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power, and great glory.
31 He will send forth His malaks with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
31 But when the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the malaks with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
32 All the nations will be gathered before Him. He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
41 Then He will say to them on the left hand: Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his malaks [demons].
46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

2 Esdras [Ezra] 13:3 a wind came up out of the sea and set the waves in turmoil. This wind brought a human figure [Yahushua] rising from the depths, and as I watched this man came flying with the clouds of heaven. Wherever He turned his eyes, everything they fell on was seized with terror;
4 and wherever the sound of His voice reached, all who heard it melted like wax at the touch of fire.
5 Next I saw an innumerable host of men gathering from the four winds
6 of heaven to wage war on the man who rose from the sea.
7 I saw that the man hewed out a vast mountain [New Yisrayah] for Himself, and flew up on to it. I tried to see from what quarter or place the mountain was taken,
8 but I could not [from all nations]. Then I saw that all who had gathered [at Har Megiddo/ Armageddon] to wage war against the man were filled with fear,
9 and yet they dared to fight against him. When He saw the hordes advancing to attack [from Armageddon], He did not so much as lift a finger against them.
10 He had no spear in his hand, no weapon at all. Only, as I watched, He poured what seemed like a stream of fire out of His mouth, a breath of flame from His lips, and a storm of sparks from His tongue.
11 All of them combined into one mass --- the stream of fire, the breath of flame, and the great storm. It fell on the host advancing to join battle, and burned up every man of them [the rapture]. Suddenly all that enormous multitude had disappeared, leaving nothing but dust, ashes, and a reek of smoke. I was dumbfounded at the sight.
12 After that, I saw the man coming down from the mountain and calling to himself a different company, a peaceful one.
13 He was joined by great numbers of men [who were alive at the end of the Great Tribulation], some with joy on their faces, others with sorrow. Some came from captivity, some brought others to him as an offering.

2 Esdras 13:25 [Yahweh says] "This is what the vision means: The man you saw rising from the depths
26 of the sea is He [Shiloh, the Son] whom the Most High [Yahweh Almighty] has held in readiness through many ages. He will Himself deliver the world He made, and determine the lot [judgment]
27 of those who survive. As for the breath, fire, and storm which you saw pouring from the mouth of the man,
28 so that without a spear or any weapon in His hand He destroyed the hordes advancing to wage war against Him,
29 this is the meaning: The day is near when the Most High will begin to bring deliverance to those on earth.
30 Then men will all be filled with great alarm [2 Esdras 5:1];
31 they will plot to make war on one another, city on city, region on region, nation on nation, kingdom on kingdom [WWIII].
32 When this happens, and all the signs I showed you come to pass, then my Son will be revealed,
33 whom you saw as a man rising from the sea. On hearing His voice, all the nations will leave their own territories and their separate wars, and unite in a countless host [at Armageddon], as you saw in your vision, with a common intent to go and wage war against Him.
35 He will take His stand on the summit of Mount Zion,
36 and Zion will come into sight before all men, complete and fully built. This corresponds to the mountain which you saw hewn out,
37 not by the hand of man. Then my Son will convict the nations that confront Him of their unrighteous deeds. This will correspond to the storm you saw.
38 He will taunt them with their evil plottings and the tortures they are soon to endure. This corresponds to the flame. He will destroy them without effort by means of the Law --- and that is like the fire.
40 Then you saw Him collecting a different company, a peaceful one. They are the [northern] ten tribes [of Yisrayah] which were taken off into exile in the time of King Hoshea, whom Shalmaneser king of Assyria took prisoner.
48 With them too are the survivors of your own people [Yahudah/ Judah], all who are found inside my sacred boundary.
49 So then, when the time comes for Him to destroy the nations assembled against Him,
50 He will protect His people who are left, and show them many prodigies [wonders]."

Micah 4:1 But in the latter days it will come to pass, the mountain of Yahweh's house will be established on the top of the mountains. It will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will flow to it.
2 Many nations will go and say: Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the Father of Yaacob. He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the torah [Law of Yahweh] will go forth out of Zion, and the Word of Yahweh [Shiloh] from Yahrusalem.
3 He will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.

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