The Message-Rapture/Second Coming July, 2019

I encourage you to read all of the book of Revelation, Daniel chapters 7-9 and Ezekiel chapters 38-39 for yourselves. There is much detail there. There is a special blessing for anyone reading and studying the book of Revelation. The visions Daniel and Ezekiel had are vivid and time should be given to them.

I believe the Rapture takes place Pre Tribulation, prior to the Tribulations and the Day of the Lord/Second Coming. This will be a worldwide event. All who are in Christ Jesus will be taken up with Him in the cloud. The Rapture is imminent.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

Revelations 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth. 

In the Rapture those in Christ will disappear off the face of the earth, to include every child below the age of accountability, leaving behind unsaved loved ones. Millions/billions will disappear. Great numbers of cars, trucks, planes, ships, trains and buses will have no one driving them, because the drivers went up with Jesus in the Rapture. Crashes, explosions and fires will be all over. Chaos and devastation like never before will be everywhere.

Jesus said: Mark 13:32-37 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!

Knowing the Lord will come back to earth, should motivate us to live holy lives as best we can now and ensure we have no unrepented sins.

As Christians we will be judged for the lives we lived on earth after we became a Christian. This judgment is about heavenly rewards we will receive for the life we led and how faithful we were. Jesus will look at how we triumphed over sin and how we shared Jesus with others. The crowns we receive will be based on the life we led while on the earth.

Believers will stand before God and give an account. Are you ready for that?

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each one may be held accountable for his deeds in the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

With the Rapture, Jesus has removed all people who belong to Him and the Holy Spirit. Then comes the seven years of Tribulation. The final three and a half years of the seven is known as the Great Tribulation.

Following the Rapture of the Church to include the Holy Spirit leaving this earth, the Antichrist will be revealed. The world will be in chaos and economic disaster. Millions are no longer paying taxes or buying or selling goods. There will be famine in the land.

The Tribulation period begins when the Antichrist signs a seven year peace agreement (covenant) with Israel. The third Temple will be built in Jerusalem. The Antichrist will break the agreement after three and one half years.

Daniel 9:27 He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (seven years-each day is one year).

The Antichrist will demand and require everyone to take the mark of the beast which is 666 either on his right hand or forehead. If you don’t take the mark, you cannot buy nor sell goods and you will be beheaded. Everyone must worship the Antichrist as God. He will have global authority and demand everyone worship him. He will try to control all aspects of life. He will exert power oppressing God’s people.

Revelation 13:16-17 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.

Revelation 13:9-11 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

Be warned: If you take the mark of the beast, you will forever be away from God and your eternity will be spent in hell.

Revelation 14:9-11 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.  And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.

These are unbelievers who rejected our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. They said no to the Lord and yes to Satan. They refused to make Jesus Lord of their life and will suffer consequences forever and ever. We either choose Christ’s plan or Satan’s plan. There is no middle ground. God’s wrath will fall on all who take the mark of the beast and worship the beast/antichrist.

God will send two witnesses (no names given) to torment the Antichrist. Many believe they are Elijah and Enoch because they were the only two people taken to heaven without experiencing death. They will be filled with the Holy Spirit and testify of God. They will perform miracles within Jerusalem and they have powers to kill their enemies within their mouths. Many will accept the Lord because of their testimonies.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

The Antichrist will eventually kill these two witnesses, once their mission is complete and their bodies will be seen worldwide and will lay there for three and a half days until God raises them from the dead and they ascend to heaven. Within an hour a great earthquake will destroy a tenth of the city, killing seven thousand people.

Revelation 11:1-15 Then I was given a measuring stick, and I was told, Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers. But do not measure the outer courtyard, for it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy city for 42 months. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will be clothed in burlap and will prophesy during those 1,260 days. These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth. If anyone tries to harm them, fire flashes from their mouths and consumes their enemies. This is how anyone who tries to harm them must die. They have power to shut the sky so that no rain will fall for as long as they prophesy. And they have the power to turn the rivers and oceans into blood, and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish.

When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will declare war against them, and he will conquer them and kill them. And their bodies will lie in the main street of Jerusalem, the city that is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, the city where their Lord was crucified. And for three and a half days, all peoples, tribes, languages, and nations will stare at their bodies. No one will be allowed to bury them.  All the people who belong to this world will gloat over them and give presents to each other to celebrate the death of the two prophets who had tormented them. But after three and a half days, God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them.  Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, Come up here! And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched. At the same time there was a terrible earthquake that destroyed a tenth of the city. Seven thousand people died in that earthquake, and everyone else was terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

In Daniel’s vision of the four beasts, it tells of the Antichrist who is the fourth and strongest beast. Ten world leaders (Kings) will arise from that kingdom. Later three world leaders (Kings) will be removed. The beast/Antichrist will speak against the Most High and oppress His holy people. He will commit the abomination of desolation. (Daniel 7:1-28)

The Antichrist will betray Israel three and one half years from the peace treaty being signed. The Antichrist will be revealed as the son of Satan. He will exalt himself as the head of the New World Religion.

The Antichrist will establish the throne of his evil empire and hail himself as God, in the newly built temple in Jerusalem. This is the Abomination of Desolation. He erects his image in the temple and demands the world worship him as God. He will desecrate the Holy Temple by placing himself there as God.

Matthew 24:15-16 So when you see standing in the holy place the abomination of desolation described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…

 

In the final three and a half years known as the Great Tribulation period, the anger of God will greatly intensify.

 

Matthew 24:21 For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now and never to be seen again.

 

There will be a Gog and Magog war in the latter days. Gog is said to be a King in the last days and Magog a group of nations against Israel. Gog will cause the nations to rise up and invade Israel. The Bible speaks of Rosh which is modern day Russia. Ezekiel said Persia (Iran), Ethiopia and Libya join Russia, the King of the North. Germany and Turkey and Arab Islamic nations (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas repeatedly attack Israel now) will also join Russia in the invasion of Israel. Russia has already moved military forces out of the far north into the Middle East, specifically Syria which borders Israel. Iran is also in Syria.

 

Ezekiel 38:1-6 This is another message that came to me from the Lord: Son of man, turn and face Gog of the land of Magog, the prince who rules over the nations of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.  Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: Gog, I am your enemy! I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws to lead you out with your whole army—your horses and charioteers in full armor and a great horde armed with shields and swords.  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya will join you, too, with all their weapons.  Gomer and all its armies will also join you, along with the armies of Beth-togarmah from the distant north, and many others.

 

Ezekiel 38:14-16 Therefore prophesy, son of man, and tell Gog that this is what the Lord God says: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not take notice of this? And you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all riding horses, a mighty horde, and a huge army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the last days, O Gog, that I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy in you before their eyes.…

 

God Almighty will destroy their armies killing five of six soldiers. Blood will flow.

 

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

 

There will be an earthquake on a huge scale, friendly fire because of the dust and dirt filling the air from the earthquake, soldiers falling into mass graves, chaos and confusion, causing the soldiers to kill each other. Every weapon meant to kill the Jewish people will be turned against each other.

 

Ezekiel 38:18-23 It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord God that my fury will mount up in my anger. In my zeal and in my blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at my presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground. I will call for a sword against him on all my mountains, declares the Lord God. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. I will magnify myself, sanctify myself, and make myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.

 

It will take seven months to bury the dead. The deaths of the armies (5 out of 6 soldiers) of Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Ethiopia, Germany and others, will be devastating.

 

Praise, honor and glory to our God the Defender of Israel. He never sleeps. Israel lives today because of God.

 

Psalm 121:3-4 He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Behold, the Protector of Israel will not slumber or sleep.

 

The Bible warns of the troubles that will follow during the final three and one half years, i.e. seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls/vials, of God’s wrath. This occurs prior to the Second Coming of Jesus.

 

Jesus will open the seven seals.

 

First Seal: a rider on a white horse holding a bow was given a crown and rode out as a conqueror.

 

Rev. 6:1-2 As I watched, the Lamb broke the first of the seven seals on the scroll. Then I heard one of the four living beings say with a voice like thunder, Come! I looked up and saw a white horse standing there. Its rider carried a bow, and a crown was placed on his head. He rode out to win many battles and gain the victory.

 

Second Seal: a rider with a large sword, on a fiery red horse came out and had power to take peace from the earth and cause people to kill each other.

 

Rev. 6:3-4 When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, Come! Then another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere.

 

Third Seal: A rider sitting on a black horse holding a pair of scales in his hand came out. He brought with him, famine, hunger and lack.

 

Rev. 6:5-6 When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, Come! I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice from among the four living beings say, a loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley will cost a day’s pay. And don’t waste the olive oil and wine.

 

Fourth Seal: A rider named on a pale horse came out. Death and Hades was behind him. They were given power over one fourth of the earth to kill by the sword, famine, plague and by the wild beasts of the earth.

 

Rev. 6:7-8 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living being say, Come! I looked up and saw a horse whose color was pale green. Its rider was named Death, and his companion was the Grave. These two were given authority over one-fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and famine and disease and wild animals.

 

Fifth Seal: The ones who had been killed because of God’s Word and their testimony they had maintained are shown under the alter. These were looking for the Lord to avenge their deaths. The Lord told them to wait a little longer until the full number of deaths had been reached of those just like them.

 

Rev. 6:9-11 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. They shouted to the Lord and said, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us? Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.

 

Sixth Seal: As this seal was opened there was a great earthquake. The sun turned black and the whole moon turned blood red. The stars in the sky fell to the earth and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

 

Rev. 6:12-17 I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood. Then the stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind. The sky was rolled up like a scroll, and all of the mountains and islands were moved from their places. Then everyone—the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the wealthy, the powerful, and every slave and free person—all hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.  For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive?

 

After the sixth seal John saw four angels at the four corners of the earth holding back the four winds of the earth. Then an angel having the seal of the living God, called out to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and sea and said, do not harm the land or sea or trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God. God’s 144,000 witnesses from all the tribes of Israel were sealed. They will not be harmed because of the seal of God.

 

Rev. 7:1-4 Then I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds so they did not blow on the earth or the sea, or even on any tree. And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And he shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea, Wait! Don’t harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have placed the seal of God on the foreheads of his servants. And I heard how many were marked with the seal of God—144,000 were sealed from all the tribes of Israel so they may testify and tell others about the Lord.

 

Seventh Seal: When Jesus opened the seal there was total silence in heaven for half an hour. They had to know what was coming was very bad. An angel held a golden censer with incense to offer with the prayers of all God’s people. The angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and hurled it on the earth. There were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

 

Rev. 8:1-5 When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.  I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven trumpets. Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out. Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake.

 

In Revelation it tells of seven angels who blow the seven trumpets.

 

Angel blows first trumpet: Then came hail and fire mixed with blood and it was hurled down onto the earth. One third of the earth, a third of the trees and all the green grass was burned up.

 

Rev. 8:7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire mixed with blood were thrown down on the earth. One-third of the earth was set on fire, one-third of the trees were burned, and all the green grass was burned.

 

Angel blows second trumpet: Something like a huge mountain on fire, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed.

 

Rev. 8:8-9 Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and a great mountain of fire was thrown into the sea. One-third of the water in the sea became blood, one-third of all things living in the sea died, and one-third of all the ships on the sea were destroyed.

 

Angel blows third trumpet: A blazing great star named Wormwood fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and springs of water. A third of the waters turned bitter and many people died from the bitter water.

 

Rev. 8:10-11 Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star was Bitterness. It made one-third of the water bitter, and many people died from drinking the bitter water.

 

Angel blows fourth trumpet: One third of the sun, moon and stars were struck. One third of all of them turned dark. A third of the day and night was without light.

 

Rev. 8:12 Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and one-third of the sun was struck, and one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars, and they became dark. And one-third of the day was dark, and also one-third of the night.

 

Prior to the fifth trumpet being blown an eagle flew over and in a loud voice said Woe! Woe! Woe! to the inhabitants because of the trumpet blasts about to sound by the other three angels.

 

Rev. 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a single eagle crying loudly as it flew through the air, Woe! Woe! Woe! to all who belong to this world because of what will happen when the last three angels blow their trumpets.

 

Angel blows fifth trumpet: John saw a star that had fallen to the earth. The star had a key to the shaft of the Abyss/hell itself. The angel unlocks it and out of the smoke came locusts. They went down to earth and were given power like scorpions. They were to torture (not kill) for five months, only people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The Lord will send 144,000 righteous Jewish people from the Tribes of Israel. He seals them on their foreheads with the seal of the living God that protects them from death from the Antichrist. They tell all left on earth about Jesus, giving them one last chance to accept Him as their Savior. Some will and others will continue to reject Him, sealing their eternity in hell. During this period the people will want to die because of the pain, but death will elude them.

 

Rev. 9:1-6 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air turned dark from the smoke. Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting. In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!

 

The locusts appeared to John to look like horses prepared for battle. On their heads was something like crowns of gold and their faces resembled human faces. Their teeth were like lion’s teeth and hair like a woman’s. They had breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings was thunderous. Their tails had power to torment the people for five months. Over them is their King the angel of the Abyss, hell itself known as Destroyer.

 

Rev. 9:7-10 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked like human faces. They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion. They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people.

 

Angel blows sixth trumpet: A voice from the altar that is before God said, release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. They had been made ready for this very hour and day and month and year, to kill a third of mankind on the earth. The number of troops numbered twice, ten thousand times ten thousand (200 million). The troop’s breastplates were red, dark blue and yellow. China is the only country who could have millions upon millions of soldiers.

 

The heads of the horses looked like heads of lions and fire, smoke and sulfur came from their mouths full of power. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur. They had power in their tails which were like snakes having heads to inflict injury and pain.

 

Rev. 9:13-19 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice speaking from the four horns of the gold altar that stands in the presence of God.  And the voice said to the sixth angel who held the trumpet, Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River. Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were turned loose to kill one-third of all the people on earth. I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops. And in my vision, I saw the horses and the riders sitting on them. The riders wore armor that was fiery red and dark blue and yellow. The horses had heads like lions, and fire and smoke and burning sulfur billowed from their mouths. One-third of all the people on earth were killed by these three plagues—by the fire and smoke and burning sulfur that came from the mouths of the horses. Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people.

 

Angel blows the seventh and final trumpet: Loud voices from heaven said:

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever. Then the 24 elders worshipped God.

 

Rev. 11 15-18 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever. The twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped him.  And they said, We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who always was, for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were filled with wrath, but now the time of your wrath has come. It is time to judge the dead and reward your servants the prophets, as well as your holy people,
and all who fear your name, from the least to the greatest. It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth.

 

In Revelation 16, seven angels pour out the seven bowls/vials which is God’s judgment on the earth. His wrath, glory and power are in the seven bowls. This is God’s verdict on those who rejected Jesus our Savior who died for our sins, those who took the mark of the beast and worshipped him and those who killed and persecuted his saints upon the earth.

First bowl poured out on earth: The angel poured out a bowl of the wrath of God and sores came upon all with the mark of the beast. They were those who rejected Jesus Christ as Savior and chose to worship Satan and the Antichrist.

Revelations 16:2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

Second bowl: The second angel poured out God’s wrath into the seas and turned them all to blood. Every living thing in the sea died.

Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.

Third bowl: The third angel poured out his bowl on the remaining waters of springs and rivers. They became blood.

Revelations 16:4 The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

Then the third angel declared the righteous judgments of God.

Revelations 16:5-6 you are righteous, O Lord, the One who is and who was and who is to be, because you have judged these things. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets and you have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.

The fourth angel poured out the fourth bowl of God’s wrath and the sun scorched all with great heat.

Revelation 16:9 and they blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues and they did not repent and give Him glory.

The fifth angel released his bowl of pain upon the seat of the beast and the kingdom became dark. The intense pain caused the people to gnaw their own tongues due to the intensity of the pain. They still blasphemed God and did not repent of their deeds.

Revelations 16:10-11 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

The sixth angel poured out his bowl of wrath upon the river Euphrates and the water dried up so the King of the East (China) and his armies can march to Israel. Out of the river came what looked like frogs. They are the spirits of devils.

Revelations 16:13-14 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

They work miracles and gather together the kings of the earth and of the whole world to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called Armageddon.

The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air. God said it is done. There were voices, thunder and lightning and a great earthquake like the earth had never known. The islands and mountains were not found any more. Hail of great weight was sent upon man, and they cursed God and did not repent.

Revelation 16:17-21 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, It is done!  Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of His wrath.  Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found.  From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.

At the end of the seven year Tribulation period, Jesus and His Saints and Angels will be part of the army, mounted on white horses coming down from the heavens to earth in the Second Coming. The destination is Jerusalem. As we reach Jerusalem we will see Calvary where our Savior died for our sins. We will also see The Mount of Olives where Jesus will establish His Kingdom that will never end. We will see the great armies gathered at Armageddon for the final battle.

I envision Jesus, the Lion from the Tribe of Judah, along with His Saints and Angels following behind Him, we will circle the battlefield of Armageddon and Jesus will kill the kings of the earth and their armies who came to make war against Him and His people Israel. He kills them with the sword that proceeds from His mouth. He defeats them with His Word and the brightness of His coming.

The enemy’s bodies will cover the battlefield of Armageddon. The buzzards will feast on the corpses. The bodies of kings, commanders, soldiers and horses will feed the buzzards for much time. Their blood flows up to the bridle of a horse for 184 miles. Their blood is upon His robe.

Revelation 19:11-16 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 Jesus will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

He destroys the enemies of Israel whoever they may be. None will survive God’s wrath, because they have tried to destroy God’s chosen people Israel. Retribution has finally come for the Jewish people who have suffered greatly for their faith in God.

Zechariah tells of a plague the Lord sends against all those who fought against Jerusalem.

Zechariah 14:1-3 Behold, the day of the Lord comes when I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle… and fight against those nations.

Deuteronomy 32:43 For He will avenge the blood of His servants and render vengeance to His adversaries; He will provide atonement for His land and His people.

Their flesh will dissolve while they are standing on their feet, both man and animal. Many believe this is caused by a nuclear bomb.

Zechariah 14:12 the Lord will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

Zechariah 14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

He casts the beast/Antichrist and the false prophet into the lake of fire.

Then Satan the liar, murderer, betrayer, thief, deceiver and accuser will be bound and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, the bottomless pit for 1000 years, where the beast/Antichrist and false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night. It says in the Bible that it only takes one angel to imprison Satan!

Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Revelation 20:7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison.

During the thousand years many children were born. Like us, they also were born with a sinful nature and given free will. They must make a choice as to who they will serve, Jesus or Satan. Many will choose Satan because the sinful nature of man is great. It is only through Christ that we can rise above sin.

John 1:12-13 To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

After a thousand years of peace, with no sickness, tears, fear, pain, war or lack of anything, many will be deceived and follow Satan, just like Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden. They had it all and chose to sin against God. Our hearts are surely wicked without the power of Jesus Christ living inside us. Everyone must choose who they will serve.

Joshua 24:15 Choose this day who you will serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

God will finally destroy Satan forever. God will send fire down and devour him. An end to Satan and his demons has come. All those who chose Satan will be in hell with him for evermore.

Revelation 20:9-10 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

After the 1000 years of Millennial Reign, God will destroy the earth and the heavens.

2 Peter 3:7, 10 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. This will end sin’s contamination forever.

God will create a new heaven and a new earth that will be for eternity. The New Jerusalem will descend from Heaven and our God will set up His Throne in Jerusalem and establish His Kingdom for eternity. God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will dwell there. There will be no sun for the glory of God and the light of the Lamb is the light. There will be no more oceans. Our water will come from rivers and streams. There will be no need for a Temple building, because God and Jesus are the Temple. There will be a new Tree of Life which preserves the lives of all who live there. It will bear twelve variety of fruits, one for every month.

Revelation 21:1-4 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.  He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new! Then he said, Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.

Revelation 22:1-4 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb, down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

The New Jerusalem: The angel measures the city with a golden rod or reed, and records it as 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.  Approximately 1500 miles by 1500 miles by 1500 miles by 1500 miles.

Revelation 21:16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.

The land of the New Jerusalem is expanded from the Nile River in Egypt to the River Euphrates, from Hamath, northeast of Damascus to Kadesh on the south. The land includes all the land Israel now owns plus Judea and the West Bank, Gaza, parts of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

Revelation 21:9-21 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.  The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

Revelation 21:22-27 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

There will be a Great White Throne Judgment. The people attending have all died without Jesus in their heart as Lord and Savior. This final judgement is for all those who did not choose Jesus as Lord and Savior and chose to follow Satan. They will be judged and sentenced by Jesus Christ, to eternity in the lake of fire. Jesus has done everything He could to save humans but since they have rejected Him, they must be judged by Him. The earth has fled and no sinners can be in heaven, so this may take place in the second heaven.

Revelation 20:11-16 And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide.  I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death.  And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.

The Book of Life contains every person’s name who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. If your name is not in that book, you will spend eternity with Satan and all who follow him to hell. How we live our lives matter.

Revelation 20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

John 5:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes in him who sent me, has everlasting life and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit shall be with their people, ruling and reigning in the New Jerusalem forever and ever. We will see them face to face and worship them for who they are.

Revelation 22:3-4 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within the city, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face and his name shall be written on their foreheads.

If you aren’t sure or you know you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, do it today. Ask Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins. Acknowledge that you believe in Him and that He was resurrected on the third day. Ready yourselves for eternity that awaits you, either in hell or with King Jesus. Surely you would rather be with Jesus.

 One day all creation will bow to our God and worship Him as we lay our crowns before Him at the appointed time. The King of Kings will set up His Kingdom in the New Jerusalem, on the new earth. He will reign forever.

 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty who was and is and is to come. No matter the trials and troubles we face on this earth, the knowledge and hope of an eternity with our Lord, should empower us to endure until we are there with Him, whether it be by our death or the Rapture. Glory to Your Name oh God. Patient endurance is what we need now.

 Revelation 22:20 Surely I am coming quickly, Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Lord, I’m listening for the trumpet to blast, I’m looking for You. Yes, Lord come sweet Jesus.

Jesus said Watch! Be on Guard! Be Alert! If you aren’t looking for Him, He isn’t coming for you.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.