The Revelation Generation – Part 1

The Revelation Generation – Part 1

The Revelation Generation – Part 1

Discover Prophecies That
Could Never Take Place
Until Our Generation

 God is opening up an understanding of Bible prophecy today as never before and releasing the secrets to His end time church. In fact, the closer we get to the coming of the Lord the more understanding God seems to be pouring out. We see a hint of this promised in the prophet Daniel, 

But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will investigate the prophesies, and knowledge will increase.” (Daniel 12:4). 

This verse promises that God will unseal prophecy as the end time approaches so that people will search for answers concerning the troubling events in the world and discover increased knowledge of understanding from God’s Word! 

There are certain prophecies concerning the end times that could only be understood and interpreted by those who are living in the season of the end times.

For example, in the book of Revelation there are several remarkable predictions that in John’s day were both impossible to occur and impossible to understand. They could only be understood and implemented in our generation.

 

Strange Prophecies:

 Head Scratchers that the
Ancients Couldn’t Understand
 

There are numerous examples in Revelation of prophesies that could not happen until more recent times. Many of them would have seemed bizarre to first century believers. Real head scratchers. Can you think of some?

Here are six prophecies that couldn’t be understood until our generation. I’ll discus 3 of them in this Blog and the other three in a follow up blog:


 Revelation Generation Prophecies

 1.       Army of 200 million soldiers

2.       Drying up the Euphrates

3.       Global satellite communication

4.       Nuclear weapons and WMD’s

5.       Israel reborn as a nation

6.       Israel’s LGBT lifestyle

1. Army of 200 Million Soldiers

16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. (Rev. 9:16)

John speaks of a war during the Tribulation with a 200-million-man army marching across the Euphrates, which numerically did not exist in his day (Revelation 9:14-16). Even the Roman army in John’s day would have boasted of no more than several hundred thousand throughout the empire.
 
Earth’s first century population was estimated to range from 250-300 million. The Apostle John must have understood how absurd his prediction would seem so he immediately confirmed it by saying, “I heard the number.”In other words, “don’t think I’m crazy… that’s the size I heard!”
 
Notice this war takes place in the heart of the Middle East along the Euphrates corridor, a region that is now over 90% Muslim. For practical reasons, this prophecy must be describing Antichrist’s Caliphate invasion which is stationed in the Middle East at this time in the book of Revelation.
 
The world’s largest military (China) has only 2.3 million active duty personnel, and all world militaries combined have 20.2 million— a far cry from the 200 million troops spoken of here. So, like many end-times prophecies, we can only see how these things are possible when they actually start to unfold.
 
For years, prophecy teachers believed only China could muster an army this size. However, the passage never mentions China and there’s simply not enough time in the Tribulation Period, for example, for 200 million soldiers to march 4,000 miles from China to Jerusalem.
 
The logistics prevent that interpretation for this prophecy. For example, it took the Pentagon six months to move 500,000 (½ million) military personnel into the Middle East to invade Iraq in 1991. It appears more likely that the majority of these soldiers will arrive on foot or in their personal vehicles.
 
Only recently has the Middle East Muslim population exploded that could host an invasion of 200 million.
  
Pew Research reported that by 2030, the Middle East and North Africa Muslim population will be close to 450 million! The gathering of a massive Islamic invasion into the Palestinian theater is now not only possible but becoming a real and present danger and we are the first generation when this prophecy can be literally fulfilled.

2. Drying up the Euphrates River

12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the Kings from the East (Rev. 16:12).

In the Tribulation, much of the drying of the Euphrates will be due to a long drought caused by God’s 2-Witnesses (Revelation 11:6). However, in 1990, Turkey completed construction of the Ataturk Dam that can now control water flow and water levels of the Euphrates River with the push of a button!

 

Upping the Prophetic Ante: Turkey Controls the Flow

 

The Euphrates originates in Turkey, then flows through Syria and Iraq. Water sharing has been a source of tension in the region. Turkey and Syria have undertaken multiple large water engineering projects in recent years, including the construction of dams and reservoirs on the Euphrates.
 
So when Turkey completely cut off the flow of the Euphrates in May 2014, leaving millions without access to water and endangering the stability of Syria’s dams, the outcry was deafening. Farmers were fleeing the countryside in droves. Lake Assad was down by 6 meters, and it was predicted that if Turkey didn’t open the dams back up, the reservoirs would be depleted within two days. (Anjarini 2014)

One witness made the shocking statement that “No drop of the Euphrates now enters Syrian territory.” (al-Masri 2014)

The headwaters of the Euphrates begins in the mountains of Turkey and control of the Euphrates now rests in their hands. For the first time in history, it’s now possible to actually dry up the entire flow of the Euphrates River into Syria and Iraq and we are the first generation that could see this prophecy fulfilled. 

3. 24/7 Global Satellite Communication  

For three and a half days the people from around the world will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. (Rev. 11:9-10)

Worldwide Satellite Transmission has only become commonplace in the last few decades. For 2000 years,believers were stumped as to how this prophecy could be taken literally. How could people around the world all be watching the same thing at the same time?

Murdered by Antichrist

 

After a successful ministry of 1260 days, covering the first half of the Tribulation, the two witnesses are killed by the Islamic BEAST (Rev. 11:7 – aka 10-King Caliphate) during the conquest of Jerusalem.
 

24/7 Watch – Unlimited Coverage – Unlimited Airtime

Glowing with success, Antichrist wants to send a message to the world. This is achieved by desecrating the bodies of the two men they hate the most.


The enemy refuses to bury God’s Two Witnesses and leavestheir bodies exposed to the elements for 3 ½ days while the world watches and mocks them laying there, “people from around the world will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.” (Rev. 11:9-10)

Islamic followers would certainly allow the bodies of noted individuals, those they deem to be infidels and enemies of Islam, to lie out in the open as an act of defiling their memory and to disrespect them in the eyes of the public. No other religious system practices such barbarism but Islam.

Watching from the other side of the world

Around the clock for three and a half days, the whole world watches the corpses of these two servants laying dead and motionless in Jerusalem. Only today is this prophecy realistic.The world’s a much smaller place today where satellite TV and social media can instantly broadcast live events for the entire world to watch simultaneously.

Broadcast Live:

Resurrection and Rapture

11 After three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. (Rev. 11:11-12)

The prophecy indicates the whole world will gawk at their dead bodies as their images are flashed across social media and TV screens around the world. Then, in a sudden twist of fate, God resurrects them, live and on camera, and their enemies watch them ascend into heaven.

Can’t you see the headline… TRENDING NOW… “Two Jewish Prophets fly up to heaven.”

Conclusion

One thing is clear. It can no longer be said that the prophecies of Revelation are not feasible! And what does that mean? It means that the book of Revelation is coming true.

It also means that we are the “Revelation Generation,” that’s blessed to understand and interpret prophecy more than any generation before.

You can understand Revelation! Don’t let it scare you or confuse you. Just start reading it and ask the Lord to help you. It’s not meant to scare us, it’s meant to prepare us for what’s ahead… for Christ’s soon return!

Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. (Revelation 3:3)

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capitol

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capitol

Trump… 

We are proud to stand with the people of Israel

Trump Announces Jerusalem as Capitol of Israel
Orders US Embassy to move

Prophecy about Jerusalem – Zech. 12:2-3

I am going to make Jerusalem a strong drink that sends all the surrounding peoples (Muslim nations) reeling (they will act inebriated). Judah (West Bank) will be besieged as well as Jerusalem (2-State Plan).

On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it (divide it and give it to the Palestinians) will injure themselves (find themselves in God’s crosshairs).

 

Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Old City, watch a televised broadcast of President Donald Trump delivering an address announcing that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Dec. 6, 2017. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

World Reaction

Governments around the world are turning against the Jewish State and putting themselves and their people on a pathway to judgment.

Eight of 15 member states of the UN Security Council hold an emergency meeting about Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.

          

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov addresses the Security Council on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital [AP Photo].

Riyad Mansour, the observer for Palestine at the UN, said the Trump administration has violated “Jerusalem’s legal, political and historic status and the Palestinian peoples’ rights and legitimate national aspirations”.

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, resoundly rejected the criticism from other countries at the meeting.

Flag burning, clashes, riots & violence in the West Bank, Jerusalem & Gaza Strip as Palestinians mark “Day of Rage”

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces in West Bank; IDF increases forces throughout West Bank and Jerusalem.

                

Turkey claims international laws violated; Arab world condemns USA decision, claims peace process ruined;

Israeli Air Force responds to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. The IAF retaliated with airstrikes hitting two terrorist positions in the Gaza Strip.

The Prophetic Significance of Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

In my 40 years of studying prophecy, I’ve never seen a stronger sign that we’re living in the last days then the world’s response to Trump’s announcement to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The world reaction speaks volumes about how close we are to the coming of the Lord! 100 years ago, no one showed the slightest interest in Jerusalem. Today, it has become the world’s biggest controversy and“strong drink” to the nations.

What President Trump is doing is one of the most courageous political things that’s been done in Washington in a long time. Clinton, Bush and Obama talked about moving the embassy and declaring Jerusalem as the eternal capital, but they did nothing.

The biblical timing of Trump’s Israel decision is of absolute precision!Jerusalem is God’s red line. The land of Israel was an eternal land grant given to the chosen people and has never been rescinded (Jer. 31:35-37).

I will make Jerusalem a Strong Drink

Notice several things in Zechariah’s prophecy (above) about Jerusalem in the end times (Zech. 12:2-3). The prophecy portrays God in his kitchen mixing up a strong cocktail for Israel’s enemies in the end times. His potent formula makes Jerusalem and the West Bank become an intoxicating drink to the nations.

Did you get that?

It is God, not Donald Trump who is making Jerusalem and the West Bank a strong drink to the nations. The Lord appears to be using President Trump as His instrument to poke at the nation’s sore spot called Jerusalem. Here’s what that means.

God Stirs the Vat

Imagine God in heaven stirring a large vat with a stick.

The large vat is a thick, sticky, stinky batch of Jerusalem with holes in the bottom that keeps dripping out onto the surrounding nations around Israel and the world.

After a while, the nations begin to get drunk over this strong drink called Jerusalem. The drink makes them overconfident so they start ranting and raving and acting like drunken bullies, “they ravaged and crushed you (Israel) from every side so that you became the object of people’s malicious talk and slander” (Ezek. 36:3).

In God’s sovereign plans, when their hatred is boiling over and they can’t take it any more, God will urge them (like pulling in fish on a hook – Ezek. 38:4) to attack Israel – this ends badly for Israel’s enemies at the Battle of Armageddon.

Keep in mind that the prophet saw all this was going to happen just before the Second Coming (Zech. 14:3-4). That’s where we are today!

The world will turn against Israel (Mt. 24:9), seek to divide the land of Israel (Joel 3:2) and then tear Jerusalem in half and steal half of Jerusalem (East Jerusalem) away from Israel (Zech. 14:1-3; Mt. 24:15).

Stand with Israel and Be Blessed

In the Abrahamic Covenant, God’s promises are clear and unchangeable. He promised to bless those who bless Israel and to curse those who curse Israel (Gen. 12:1-3). America is at a crossroads and we should be praying for President Trump to have the wisdom to lead this great nation into God’s blessing.

We should also pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as Scripture implores us to do (Ps. 126:6). We should also pray for her safety and prosperity, not to man-made institutions and international efforts, but to the God of all Peace, and to the greatest Jew to have ever lived, Jesus Christ. 

Even so come Lord Jesus!

Rapture vs. Second Coming

Rapture vs. Second Coming

Two Different Events

There are two detailed descriptions of the Lord’s return in the New Testament. One is written by the Apostle Paul (1 Thess. 4:13-18) and the other by the Apostle John (Rev. 19:11-14). Some people think the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-18) and the Second Coming (Rev. 19:11-14) are speaking about the same event which occurs at the end of the Tribulation. Did you notice the above chart? If you look carefully you’ll see that these two events are as different as night and day.

 

Two Different Times

It’s simply not possible that these two descriptions are about the same event! They have absolutely nothing in common. In fact, they are totally incompatible. That’s because they describe two different events separated by 7 years. The Rapture happens without the world knowing it, just before the start of the Tribulation. On the other hand, Christ’s Second Coming will be seen by the whole world at the end of the 7-Year Tribulation.

Will the Rapture Occur on a Jewish Feast Day?

Will the Rapture Occur on a Jewish Feast Day?

October 2017
Tim Buck

There is a growing movement to use the Jewish Calendar and Jewish Feast Days as pointing to the end times and the Rapture of the church. Over the last few years, dates have even been set for the Rapture using the Feast of Trumpets (the Jewish date of Tishri 1, which usually occurs in September). In recent years, prophecy teachers have claimed the Rapture would occur every September since 2011. 

Like the tetrads, blood moons, the eclipse of 2017 and the September 12, 2017 hoax, these Jewish Feast Day speculations produce a lot of hype and end in confusion.

Those who insist that the Rapture can somehow be connected to Israel’s ancient calendar are committing a serious error.

We must be mindful that, since Christ came into our world, we are under a New Covenant, not the Old Covenant that governed Israel. When the Temple veil was rent from top to bottom (Mt. 27:51) at the moment of Jesus’ death, the Jewish traditions, ceremonies and holy days became a thing of the past,

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. (Col. 2:16-17)

The church is no longer held responsible to keep Israel’s Feast Days or to maintain the Jewish calendar just as we do not need to bring a lamb sacrifice into the church.

The Rapture is a church event exclusively for the Body of Christ and is not meant to be mixed up with the Mosaic Law Celebrations for ancient Israel.

It is a mistake to mix the old with the new and therefore an error to use Jewish Feasts and Celebrations as a guide for end times prophecy relating to the Rapture of the Church.

4 Principles to Interpret Bible Prophecy

The following truths have helped me immensely through the years.

Not only have they enabled me to reject the date setters but they’ve helped me avoid being swept up into the end time hysteria’s of false predictions.

1. Anyone who Sets a Date or suggests a date, even with a disclaimer — is wrong and misleading
(Mt. 24:34, 36, 39, 44, 50; 25:13; Mark 13:32-37)

2. The Doctrine of the Rapture is an exclusive event for the Church. The Rapture is called a mystery (1 Cor. 15:51-54), which means it was hidden from the Old Testament (Eph. 3:1-6). The doctrine of the Rapture was personally revealed to the Apostle Paul by Jesus Himself ( 1 Thess. 4:15a – “by the word of the Lord”).

After Jesus revealed the Rapture to Paul, the Apostle Paul faithfully taught it to the church in his Church Epistles. By design, the Rapture, and the resurrection that occurs at the time of the Rapture, are only for the church, the Body of Christ, and have nothing to do with the nation of Israel or its ancient calendar.

3. We must Never Confuse Israel with the Church (1 Cor. 10:32). Israel and the church are two separate groups that have two separate plans designed by our sovereign God.

There is actually a blowing of trumpets for both groups of people. One trumpet is for church-age saints at the time of the Rapture (1 Cor. 15:52). The other trumpet is for Israel at the time of the Second Coming (Mt. 24:30-31).

4. The doctrine of the Imminency of the Rapture is a Foundational Bible Truth.
Imminency means that the Rapture is always at hand and can happen at any moment but its time cannot precisely be known
(1 Thess. 1:9-10; Titus 2:13; James 5:8-9; 1 Peter 4:7)

 

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Islamic Links to the Death of the Two Witnesses

Islamic Links to the Death of the Two Witnesses

Murdered by Antichrist 

Muslim world celebrates death of the Two Witnesses: 

“not allow their dead bodies to be buried”
“they rejoice”
“make merry”
“send gifts to one another”


After the Rapture, and for the first time since creation, no witness will exist on earth. Rather than leaving man to his sinful ways, God sends two witnesses with supernatural powers who spark Israel’s spiritual awakening. Most believe the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah who are sent to prepare the way for Christ’s return.

KILLED BY THE BEAST

After a successful ministry of 1260 days, covering the first half of the Tribulation, the two witnesses are killed by the BEAST (Rev. 11:7 – aka 10-King Caliphate) during the conquest of Jerusalem. The details of their murder and the enemy’s response shine light on several distinctly Islamic practices that once again reveal a strong Islamic link to end time events in Revelation. 

Burial Practice of Orthodox Jews

 

 

 

 

 

ISLAMIC PRACTICE OF DESECRATING BODIES OF THEIR ENEMIES 

“Now when they have finished their testimony, the Beast (Caliphate) that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.  Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.  For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial…

 But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.” – Revelation 11:7-11 

IN THE STREET FOR 3 ½ DAYS 

Why would Antichrist leave the corpses of these two men in the streets for three and a half days?  By doing so, it reveals the fingerprints of the Islam. This is a distinctly Islamic practice.

Devout Jews prefer to bury the corpse as soon as possible, usually the same day but no more than 48 hours. However, in this case, the Islamic Empire finds themselves suddenly in control of Jerusalem after Antichrist breaks the treaty and launches a brutal assault on the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the middle of the Tribulation.

DESECRATING CORPSES OF THE TWO WITNESSES

 

 

 

 

 

Glowing with success, the Turkish led Caliphate kills the two witnesses and sends the world a message. This is achieved by desecrating the bodies of the two men they hate the most.

The two bodies are left exposed to the elements for 3 ½ days while the world dances and takes pictures that flash across social media and TV screens around the world.

 

 

 

 

24/7 Watch – The Dead Corpses of the Witnesses

Islamic followers would certainly allow the bodies of noted individuals, those they deem to be infidels and enemies of Islam, to lie out in the open as an act of defiling their memory and to disrespect them in the eyes of the public. No other religious system practices such barbarism but
Islam.

The two witnesses will be so despised by the Muslim world that the longer their bodies remain in the street the more of a mockery it is to them and their followers. Islamic fanatics take pride in the death of their enemies and refusing them a proper burial is a distinctly Islamic practice.

ISLAMIC PRACTICE OF CELEBRATION AFTER TERROR ATTACKS

 

 

 

 

“The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.”  Revelation 11:10

CELEBRATE MURDER

Another time-honored Islamic tradition is seen in this passage with the practice of celebration after a terrorist attack. Who are these people that gloat over the death of the two witnesses? Are they Lutherans or Baptists or possibly Mennonites? Islam is the only religion in the world that celebrates the murder of religious leaders who don’t agree with them!

Passing out sweets and gifts after a terror attack is especially “sweet” whenever Israeli’s are murdered by Palestinians.

 Headlines Celebrating Murder and Mayhem

 


Palestinians Dance in the Streets, 5 Jews Killed
 

Muslims Celebrate, Pass out Candy in Jerusalem after bus bombing

Muslims give out candy and dance in the streets. Candy to children after Muslim Slaughters Jewish Family of Five, including an 11-year-old, a 3-year-old and an infant — all stabbed in their sleep.

MUSLIMS CELEBRATED TERROR ATTACK IN LONDON

Viewers of Al Jazeera English’s live video feed of the attack reacted with smiley faced emoticons and thumbs up. In the screenshot below, just two of 26 respondents react with sad or angry face to the London murders.

 

 

 

 

 

The media sugarcoats this barbarity but God’s word exposes it so THERE IS NO DOUBT CONCERNING THE ISLAMIC CONNECTION TO THE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF ANTICHRIST.

COME UP HERE!

The shock will come when after three and a half days a voice is heard from heaven saying, “Come up here.” At the sound of God’s voice, the two witnesses resurrect and stand on their feet. This, of course, is so all the world can witness the power of God in action, live and on camera.

With the eyes of the world fixed on the now standing, resurrected witnesses, they are raptured in slow motion to make sure there’s plenty of footage of God’s mighty power (Rev. 11:12),

“And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.”

Conclusion

The events of the two witnesses reveal a strong Islamic link. For centuries, these verses have been read and studied without considering the question, “Why?” would the BEAST system keep the bodies of two dead men out in the open? And why would they celebrate in such an egregious manner?

The answer is that these events are distinctly Islamic practices. They are practices Islam has observed for over 1000 years. Practices that God highlights in Revelation 11 so we would recognize them and realize the Islamic connection in the Bible to end time events.

God is graciously warning the church of the Islamic hatred for Israel and the church and of their disrespect for God’s witness in the world. The church needs to wake up and take notice that the enemy is rising fast.

Which means… hallelujah, Jesus is COMING SOON!