In order to understand how the great tribulation upon the earth comes about we need background information. We have been shown 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.
We also have the account in Mark chapter 13v19-20 which says “For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days”.
If this tribulation is to be the “greatest disaster since the creation”, this indicates it will be even greater than the flood of Noah’s day. But, in comparison to that time, Noah was the tenth in line from Adam so the earth’s population would have been a lot smaller than it is now. The tribulation will be a one-off tribulation and we are promised it will never happen ever 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 not 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 off 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 that had been prepared for them under our lord, now 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 did 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 about the Christ. 2nd Corinthians chapter 4v4.
Not long after this, during the days of Jared, the sixth in line from Adam, 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 “Nephelim”, 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 Nephelim became freaks of nature and were very violent towards the earthly creation, they were very large and powerful and threatened to wipe out the original creation of man replacing them with their 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.
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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 Nephelim’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 earth’s 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, 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.
One needs logic to understand Daniel 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? Let’s try to unravel this mystery.
The Jews are no longer God’s people today, they forfeited this right when they killed God’s son Jesus. Jesus also 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.
Just a few references to this “new covenant” under Jesus instead of Moses. Jeremiah chapter 31v31-34.
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. Hebrews chapter 8.
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Hebrews chapter 9v15.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. For he finds fault with them when he says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. Hebrews chapter 8v7-8.
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. 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 after the defeat of Satan, we now have two angelic kings, one in the heavens whom Satan appointed over the angelic kingdoms ruling in 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 are on the earth and all the spirit Nephelim souls that accept the new covenant under Jesus after he preached to them. 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 the king and all the rebellious angels down to the earth. Now, joining Satan here on the earth and bringing the conflict of the two kings right down upon the earth as shown by Daniel in chapter 11.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 fight each other to control the earth as the kings of the North and South on the earth just as chapter 11 of Daniel shows, eventually 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)
The earth’s heavens are now under our heavenly father who will open up the way for our lord and his armies to come to the earth for the great judgement day upon God’s own household.These rebellious spirit sons will cause a great tribulation on the earth and upon its inhabitants and cause us great distress and according the prophesies of Enoch, they will even use the humans 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.
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(These two spirit seeds will be rivals, the Nephelim and the legitimate spirits born of the sons of God and the spirit wives given to them by God. The Nephelim 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.)
Eventually not only will these two sets of spirit life forms fight each other on the earth as armies belonging to the king of the North, king of Babylon, the head of gold over all the angelic kingdoms, and the king of the South, Satan, these two spirit seeds now confined to the earth, “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.
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. 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.