THE GREAT TRIBULATION NEARS IT’S END!
In order to understand how the great tribulation upon the earth comes about we need background information. We are told by Daniel in chapter 12v1-3, the tribulation will be very great and will be a one-off disaster never to be repeated ever again. “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book” 4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
This tribulation is to be the “greatest time of distress and trouble since there was a nation”, probably referring the the nation of Israel, and as we know the rebellious angels were imprisoned in the deep desserts in the middle east, where the fighting against them takes place, we can see the land of Israel is right in the middle of that area, hence the greatest tribulation in that area. But, the promise is, that everyone whose name have already been written down in the book for life shall be delivered safely. The tribulation will be a one-off tribulation and we are promised it will never happen again.
This gives us an insight as to the severity of the tribulation in the last days and also it gives us faith that as our lord is concerned about “saving” lives we can be assured it will not be him that is instigating the tribulation upon the human family as Jehovah’s witnesses preach. There is very little difference between Jehovah’s witnesses and the Islamic State, they both want to rule the earth under their terms, with them as the sole survivors, but it will never happen, Neither of these religions will rule the earth!
When our Lord’s adversary destroyed the wonderful creation of the earthly family in the beginning through envy and jealousy, he became known as “Satan”, meaning resister and he was also labelled as “the liar” the first lie was told by him. “You positively will not die if you eat from the tree”. He may have thought, why molly-coddle these humans when they should be thinking for themselves as to what is right and wrong. I could make a better job than this.
The angels had knowledge of what was right and wrong, so he may have thought, why not man? The tree was called “the knowledge of good and bad”, so Satan encouraged Eve to eat from that tree. Genesis chapter 3v4, 5, 22-24. Of course as the angels had this knowledge of right and wrong it made it inexcusable when he lied to Eve. This was a deliberate act to sabotage the human creation under our lord.
From that time onwards the earthly family came under him, Satan, and Adam and Eve were turned out of their lovely home to be cared for by Satan instead of our lord, who now became the over-lord, or god of the earth. He even had the cheek to offer the kingdoms of the earth to our lord Jesus when he came to the earth, if he did just one act of worship to him. (Luke chapter 4v5-14) Thus proving the kingdoms over the earth really do belong to him. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. 2nd Corinthians chapter 4v4.
Not long after this, during the days of Jared, the father of Enoch, the “sons of God” came down to the earth (Genesis chapter 6v1-14) (according the book of Enoch, 200 came down) and saw the women, how beautiful they were and wanted to have sexual relations with them and they each chose one woman, produced offspring which were called “Nephilim”, made up of both earthly and spirit in nature, they produced a new life form on the earth. So, because of the mixing of the genes, the Nephilim were freaks of nature and were very violent towards the earthly creation and threatened to wipe out the original creation of man replacing them with his own creation on the earth.
Quote from the book of Enoch chapter 10.
“And the Lord said unto Michael: ‘Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves 12 with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is 13 for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and 14 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all 15generations”.
End of quote.
This corresponds with the time period of the days as being one thousand years each. These rebellious angels came during the days of Jared, (according to Enoch) and were condemned by God and they were to be buried deep inside the desert areas in the middle East and await their judgement to be punished at the end of 4.900 years, being seven generations, 7×70 years until the judgement time for them is fulfilled. Then they would finally get judgement passed upon them and they will all be destroyed. Being in the middle east where the war amongst those rebellions angels take place Israel is situated right in the middle of things, we can just imagine how great this tribulation will be in that area, just as foretold by Daniel.
If the time periods are correct, then the beginning of the seventh day of one thousand years starts at the end of those 4,900 years after their punishment started, and they came down during the days of Jared, the fifth generation from Adam and he was born 460 years after Adam was created. So from the birth of Jared to the punishment upon the spirit sons taking place, they could have been here anytime from 460-1,100 years after Adam.
Allowing their punishment to start approximately 1,100 years after the creation of Adam, and during the days of Jared. 1,100+4,900 = 6,000)
This time period also corresponds with Daniels prophecy of chapter 9v23-27. Which covers 1519-2009 = 490 years from the time the decree goes out to restore and build the spiritual city of Jerusalem. Showing the judgement day of one thousand years under our lord starts at the end of that time period approximately starting in 2010 CE.
The prophecy in chapter 9 shows, 490 years to the anointing of a holy one, so at the end of that 490 years the holy one will be anointed as our king. The beginning of the day of judgment of one thousand years, starts with the judgment upon the household of God. 1st Peter chapter 4v17. Meaning the day of our lord starts with the judgment upon God’s spirit sons that came down to the earth and was punished and were awaiting their outcome.
The book of Enoch shows the angelic spirit sons came down on Mount Hermon where they swore an oath of allegiance to each other, and it was the same area in the deepest deserts that they were confined, so it will be in the same area where the battle will be fought, where they will be gathered together at the place called Armageddon. Mountain of Megiddo, in the Middle East, just where the war started in Syria, in 2010 and is now in its 7th year of warfare. When all pieces fit together like a big jigsaw, then it must be right!
According to the book of Enoch the rebel angel’s children the Nephelim would turn on each other and kill each other before the flood showing the condemnation starts before the flood of Noah’s day. ‘Quote,
“Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in 10 battle: for length of days shall they not have”. The earth became so filled with their violence that the only way to control them was to bring about a world-wide flood upon the earth, and to select a few righteous souls to survive and to start the family over again. Just one problem with this?
When the flood waters began killing all those that were not in the ark, the Nephilim’s earthly side of their nature, those who were still alive at that time, died in the waters and the spirit side broke out, (like a butterfly breaking out of a chrysalis) hence, they became the evil spirits that were on the earth when Jesus came. They could not go to the high heavens because they were half-breads so as they had been created on the earth they were confined to the earth until judgement day. We are told, Jesus preached to these spirits after his resurrection. (1st Peter chapter 3v18-21)
The fact that Jesus preached to them gives us a clue as to their chance of survival. They would have been given the opportunity to get saved through the blood of our lord, the same gift to the human family as they were partly created from the human family of women.
It was not long after the flood to clean up the earth that it again began to be contaminated by Satan. It was the great grandson of Noah, Nimrod, son of Cush, son of Ham, (Genesis chapter 10v6-15) who tried to separate the people by building a city, the city became known as Babel. (Genesis chapter 11v4-10) In order to stop them building this city and tower, and from isolating themselves away from the rest of the people, our Lord confused their languages so that they could not understand each other and the building work stopped.
The people left the city and travelled with their own people that spoke the same language as they, and so, this is how the earth became divided into different peoples and cultures around the earth today. Each group of people were given their own angelic prince to care for them, that is why it is mentioned by Daniel that Michael was the prince over his people Israel.
It is also interesting that each group took with them the ideas of building towers high into the heavens for worship and today when you look around the earth many of the people have tall towers, which resembles the Babel tower. (Ziggurats)
Even the churches and cathedrals around the earth have the same desire, to have a place of worship high in a city, as a focal point for worship.
Daniel shows that when Gabriel was sent to him, he had to fight his way through these angelic princes who would not allow him to get through to the earth so he had to get Michael to help him. This shows us, the angelic princes guard the earth and they are prepared to fight in order to keep what they have. (Daniel chapter 10v12-15, 20)
We are told in God’s word that our lord Jesus is “Lord of the Sabbath” the lord of the seventh day, Peter explains “one day with our lord is as one thousand years” so at the end of six thousand years from Adam, the seventh day begins under our lord Jesus and his kingdom. This day is also called “the day of judgement” the day when new scrolls are opened and people will be judged throughout this day of one thousand years, according to how they obey them. (Revelation chapter 20v12)
We do not know yet what these scrolls will contain but, they will change things on the earth for us, for instance man will not learn war any more and this will be enforced. Also, we shall not continue killing the animals for food or sport, in order to fulfil Isaiah chapter 2v2-5, 11v6-10.
It will be just like it was before the flood of Noah’s day when all earthly subjects including the giant mammals were fed on the vegetation of the ground. Man have found proof of this by the melting snow in the ice caps where mammals were unearthed fully preserved with vegetation in their mouths.
These new scrolls will in turn produce a new earth just as Peter tells us in his second letter chapter 2v1-3v1-15. It also shows us that this day of our lord, the judgement will start with the household of God. 1stpeter chapter 4v17. God’s household being his spirit sons who sinned and are confined to the earth.
Daniel was privileged to see a vision of this great battle, war, which he records for us in chapter 10 also in chapter 11 the battle is mainly between the “king of the North” and the “king of the South”. Again, here, we are referring to the angelic ruling ones over the earth. The war he saw was so horrific that it made Daniel ill.
One needs logic to understand Daniel’s prophesies, the great war he had a vision of in chapter 10 makes him sick because it is too terrible to comprehend. And in chapter 11 the war is primarily between the king of the North and the king of the South. This is where one needs logic to understand these two kings. North of where? South of where?
The Jews are no longer God’s people today, they forfeited this right when they killed God’s son Jesus. Jesus formed a new people under a new covenant for life which included both Jews and gentiles. (John chapter 6 also chapter 10v16) fulfilling the laws of Moses and bringing them to a close. So the ancient city of Jerusalem today do not come into the prophesies of the end depicted in Daniel’s book.
The new spiritual Jerusalem today is world-wide just as it was formed by Jesus, when he told the Jews in Jerusalem “your house is abandoned to you” Luke chapter 13v33, Matthew chapter 23v38, and he will destroy the temple in the city and raise it up in three days anew. Here Jesus was talking about a spiritual temple that he will raise up in the resurrection of the bride class those that make up his body. (John chapter 2v13-23.)
This is also confirmed by what Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, she was enquiring about the correct place one should worship and he told her recorded for us in John chapter 4v20-26 The time is coming when you will not be worshipping in either Jerusalem or this mountain because people will worship in spirit and truth. In order to worship in spirit, means no particular place of worship such as Jerusalem or the mountain in Samaria.
When we consider the areas of the angelic rulers, the earth and the earth’s heavens, so logically, this would represent those ruling in the heavens as the NORTH to the earth, and the SOUTH would represent the earth, those ruling on the earth. Does this make sense?
Yes! Really, as Satan made war upon Michael in the earth’s heavens and was defeated and hurled down to the earth with his angels, being restricted now to the earth Revelation chapter 12v7-17 Satan, no longer able to go to the heavens gives all his kingdom and authority in the heavens to another angelic one who will reign over the earth for 42 months. Rev 13v2-10 and it was granted to him to make war upon the saints and to conquer them. Revelation chapter 11 shows how the two angelic witnesses were killed by this ruler, who is now known as “The King of Babylon”, Becoming the head of gold in Daniel chapter 2, thus now making him the king of Babylon, THE KING OF THE NORTH, in the earth’s heavens.
So we now have two angelic kings, one in the heavens whom Satan appointed over the heavens, the king of the north and Satan who was hurled down to the earth represents the king of the south. Eventually these two kings will engage in warfare for the earth.
But until that time, the newly appointed king of the North is the head over all the other angelic kingdoms in the heavens, and he makes war upon the righteous angels that came down with Jesus
when he made his inspection visit on the church and separated them as sheep from the goats removing the sheep to a place of safety out of the spiritual city of Jerusalem. Also too, the now, king of the South, Satan, will be searching out all those righteous angels that were on the earth. This will last for the duration of the reign of the new king appointed by Satan who will reign for 42 months only.
As the 42 months comes to a close, the stone will smash the feet of the angelic kingdoms over the earth which includes all the kingdoms under the head of gold, the king of Babylon, the king of the North, hurling all the rebellious angels down to the earth. Now joining Satan here on the earth and bringing the conflict of the two kings now down on the earth.
The stone represents the kingdom of our lord, and the Sabbath day of one thousand years begins with the judgement on God’s household, his angelic ones. The heavens have now been cleansed and all the rebellious angels have been hurled down to the earth. Revelation chapter 12v12. Woe for the earth, the devil is now very angry as Revelation chapter 19v11-21 shows.
All the angelic rulers have now been hurled down to the earth to join Satan and they will amalgamate their forces to war against our lord who will come with his armies. Eventually they will all gather together to the place called Armageddon for the final outcome where they will all meet their death. (Revelation chapter 16v16)
They will cause a great tribulation on the earth and its inhabitants and cause us great distress and according the prophesies of Enoch, they will even use the human family on the earth to carry out their atrocities. Just like the time when Jesus was here on the earth when he was able to expel many. We have the account recorded for us in Luke chapter 8v2-4 where Mary Magdalene had seven demons expelled from possessing her, and when Jesus sent out the twelve to preach, he gave them authority to expel these evil spirits too. Then, later he sent out seventy more and gave them authority too. (chapter 10v1, 7) We have read from Daniel how unscrupulous they can be and a great time of distress will come upon the human creation. (Daniel chapter 12v1)
One account can be found in Luke chapter 8v26-38 where a man who was possessed by these evil spirits hung around the tombs harassing everyone and was very violent towards them. Jesus expelled them from the man and later the man was found fully healed, dressed and clean sitting inside the temple fully restored to his right senses. It shows what happens when the evil spirits inhabit humans and becomes parasites who rely on us, we have been told by Enoch that this is what will happen in the last days causing a great tribulation to come upon us.
I quote from chapter 15v8-12 from the book of Enoch. 8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon 9 the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; 10 they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless 12 hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. End of quote!
(These two spirit seeds will be rivals, the Nephilim and the legitimate spirits born of the sons of God and the spirit wives given to them by God. The Nephilim will claim they are superior to their younger rivals because they were produced from the human women of the earth. So they have more right to be here on the earth.)
The seed of Satan, “the demon spirits”, will engage the services of the human family to bring about a tribulation on the earth to establish a worldwide dominion of the human family, just like the demon spirits that possessed men in the first century when Jesus was on the earth and he expelled them, so too at this time of the end they will again enter into some of the human race to fulfil their purposes to take over the world which we can see right now in certain places on the earth today where extremist groups of Moslems are trying to take over the earth. The supremacy of the world is now at stake between the seed of the Christ and the seed of the Antichrist. The seed of the righteous woman and the seed of Satan.
We are so blessed to have our lord fighting for us at this time and we know from God’s word, we will have a righteous kingdom government over us at last.
Only when these evil rebels have been dealt with shall a place be prepared by our lord to have his apostles and others that make up the first resurrection take place, and they will all be reunited with our lord. Those that are still alive at that time belonging to that group, Jesus will send his angels to COLLECT them to join up with the others. They will share in his kingdom glory over the earth for the remainder of the one thousand years and see the wonderful transformation take place to produce the new earth. Peace and a paradise will be restored world-wide.