Millennium Part 2. The Prelude. The Jews.

The 7 church ages end in chaotic religious, political, and financial times with the world looking for a savior who can stabilize things. A massive earthquake signals that nature is going to be interrupted as the sixth Seal opens the Tribulation.
REVELATION 6:12   And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake;

Now is the day of man when humans can do as they like with their free-will. But the Day of the Lord is coming when humans have to answer for their beliefs.

I THESSALONIANS 5:2    For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

The day of the Lord is the Tribulation time.

ISAIAH 13:6   Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

I THESSALONIANS 5:3   For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

There will be a promise of peace and safety. That means political turbulence and war must be happening first. Today there are about 40 wars and civil wars and terrorist campaigns ongoing in the world each year and we tend to regard this as the “new normal”. So how much worse will it get for people to sell out their beliefs to follow a leader who promises peace and security?

JAMES 5:1   Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Economic instability and misery will sweep the earth. But in the Tribulation not even the rich will be safe.

The rich trust in their wealth as that is what their faith is based on. When that fails they will have nothing to lean on.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18   Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath;

When the Bride leaves in the Rapture then harsh and brutal desolation will dominate life on the earth.

DANIEL 9:27   ...  and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

God uses the Tribulation to punish the world.

The Holy Spirit is Life and when Life leaves with the Bride, then Death enters. Death is simply the absence of life.

REVELATION 6:8   And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

With 1.3 billion Catholics and 0.9 billion Protestants, one quarter of the world’s population are church-goers. They are the first target for the Devil when he enters the final antichrist Pope.

Then the Gospel turns to the Jews.

When the Bride goes up to Heaven, Satan is cast out. Michael is Christ when he takes on the form of the Archangel.

55-0109E  BEGINNING  AND  ENDING  OF  THE  GENTILE  DISPENSATION

Michael was Christ, of course

REVELATION 12:7   And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

:8   And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

:9   And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

With Satan cast down to earth, the Tribulation begins.

REVELATION 12:1   And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

The Jews. Standing on the law but covered by God’s grace. The 12 tribes of Israel.

REVELATION 12:2   And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Israel as a nation was to bring forth Jesus as the Messiah. But in 63 BC Rome conquered Israel. Roman brutality and paganism were the trademarks of Satan, the great spiritual blood-shedding dragon. Romans seized power by butchering their opponents. These were the birthpains that came before the birth of Jesus.

REVELATION 12:3   And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Seven heads represent the seven hills that Rome was originally built on, where Rome started.

REVELATION 17:9   And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
This symbolizes the Roman Catholic presence throughout all seven church ages as the ancient enemy of truth. The ten horns represent the 10 military dictators who give their military might to the final antichrist Pope at the end to enable the Pope to rule the world.

REVELATION 17:12   And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

Power as kings mean they are dictators who have a king's power but wear no crown.

:13   These have one mind, and shall give their [military] power and strength unto the beast.

The seven crowns represent the first family of dictators that ruled Rome. These family members set up the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar, who was also the Babylonian Pontiff or High Priest of their mysteries, destroyed the Roman Republic to become Dictator. Augustus, his great nephew,  became emperor and dictator by making the Senate obey him while he hypocritically pretended to be advised by them. Tiberius who was emperor when Jesus was killed. He thus murdered the Truth. Caligula who demanded to be worshiped as god. Claudius who married and divorced and re-married until he adopted the evil Nero who began persecuting and killing Christians in 64 AD. Nero was the emperor who imprisoned John on the island of Patmos.

REVELATION 17:10  And there are seven kings: five are fallen [Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius], and one is [Nero], and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh [general Galba], he must continue a short space [7 months].

Finally the Spanish general Galba ended this family line of rulers by usurping the position of emperor for 7 months before being killed. When Nero committed suicide in 68 AD, John was released from prison. When Domitian became emperor in 81 AD John was imprisoned on Patmos again. He was finally freed in 96 AD when Domitian was killed.

This succession of the members of the first family of Romans captured the imagination of the world and set the pattern for the Roman Catholic church where a succession of Popes would claim to have the keys of Heaven.  The keys were given to Peter. The Popes claimed that as successors of Peter, they controlled access to Heaven. In 1302 the Pope announced that there was no salvation outside the Roman Catholic church.

When the barbarians destroyed the Roman Empire then the Roman Catholic church rose up on the ruins of the empire. The succession of Popes took over the Babylonian title of Pontiff and killed tens of millions of Christians in the Dark Ages. They destroyed the Bible in the Dark Ages until very few were left. The Bible is Christ in Word form. Eventually an outsider, the Antichrist, will usurp the position of Pope at the end, demanding to be worshiped as God, while he sits in his temple of the Vatican.

DANIEL 11:21   And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

The honour of the position of Pope is awarded to a cardinal by the other cardinals who vote for him. But the final Antichrist, a vile person, will somehow usurp the position as a “man of peace”.  It will obviously be a chaotic time of turbulence, violence, and economic disasters. With the military power of his ten dictators, he alone can restore world peace.

Daniel traces the history of the violent pagan Roman spirit that went into the Roman Catholic church and will finally come to its peak in the Tribulation as the end-time antichrist Pope meets the Jews. He covenants with them to gain their Stock Exchange money so that he dominates world commerce. Then breaks that covenant to hunt them down and kill them so that he does not have to pay them back.

REVELATION 12:4   And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Malachi was the last prophet to Israel. Bible scholar Doctor Scofield has his date at 397 BC.

So for over 400 years the Jews has no prophetic guidance and Satan, as the great dragon, was able to drag the Jews away from worshiping God as they got too involved in religious deception, politics, and money-making. They returned from their captivity in pagan Babylon under the influence of unscriptural groups like the Pharisees and Sadducees and Rabbis. They developed synagogues which Moses had not mentioned in the Law. The synagogues were run by the Pharisees and Rabbis who were then able to control the thinking of the Jews. Then the Jews ran into the political power of pagan Rome. This made them long for a political deliverer to free them from Rome. Antipater, the father of Herod, helped Julius Caesar who then made Antipater the governor of Judea. Rome then appointed Herod as king of the Jews although Herod was not a Jew as he came from the country of Idumea.

John the Baptist described the Jewish leaders as poisonous snakes.

MATTHEW 3:7   But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

The Pharisees, who were the Jewish leaders, only wished to destroy Jesus Who was the Word.

MATTHEW 12:14   Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

Stars represent the saints in Heaven.

GENESIS 15:5   And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

The Jews were Abraham's physical seed. But born again Gentiles and Samaritans become Abraham's spiritual seed through faith in the main Son of Abraham, Jesus Christ.

God sees humanity in three groups. Not groups based on size, but groups based on the type of person.

Gentiles, Jews, and Samaritans who are a mixture of Jew and Gentile.

So the third part of the stars of heaven were the Jews at the time of Calvary.

The religious deception of the Jewish religious leaders combined with the political power of Rome was a disaster for the Jews. Especially when Jesus whipped the money-lenders out of the Temple on a Monday. They killed Jesus three days later on the Thursday.

Never threaten or stop the money-making of a religious or church leader. They never have enough.

The “tail” in the vision is the “tale” or “story” that Satan tells the Jews to get them to kill their Messiah and thus be wiped out of the Book of Life. This is what happened to all the Jews who yelled loudly for the death of Jesus and then refused to accept the Gospel of grace that was preached by the apostles.

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And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them unto the earth:...

You know what that was? Now, his tail wasn't like a forked tail like they say the Devil has got.

It was that tale, that lie that he told.

Spiritually the Jews were so obsessed with wanting political freedom that Satan was able to mislead them into thinking that Messiah would be a military leader to defeat their enemies. They only thought of an earthly leader who would bring earthly benefits. They lost sight of a spiritual heavenly Messiah Who would free them from their sins.

The dragon was a symbol on Roman army banners. Then the great enemy Rome, as the dragon, conquered Israel in 63 BC so as to be ready to destroy Jesus when He was born. Herod, a false non-Jewish king who was given power by Rome, killed all the babies below the age of two in order to get Jesus.  Satan then set up Caiaphas the Jewish High Priest and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate to break all their laws of justice and kill Jesus. All they needed was for Satan to enter Judas to bring the betrayal to pass.

LUKE 22:3   Then entered Satan into Judas

The stars symbolize Abraham’s seed, natural and spiritual.

GENESIS 15:5    ... and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Stars cannot be numbered. There are too many of them to count. This symbolizes that the truly born again saints cannot take on the mark of the beast or the number of his name, 666.

REVELATION 13:16   And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

In your forehead is your brain where your mind operates. You are brainwashed into your unscriptural church belief. Then the actions of your hand are under the control of your mind. You become a church-goer who loves church more than the Bible.

REVELATION 13:17   And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

This means that the final Pope has total economic control. You will be forced to become a member of the One World Church that the last Pope manages to establish. You must bow down to his beliefs. He controls your thinking. This is mind capture.

This is only possible if the Pope has been able to covenant with the Jews to take over all their Stock Exchange investments. Because the Jews dominate the Stock Exchange.

REVELATION 13:18   Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

A score is twenty.

This is the dreaded mark of the beast. People must be obedient to the One World Church and the One World Government, or else die.

1965 AN EXPOSITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES.  CHAPTER 10

With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world.
Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it.

REVELATION 12:5   And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Israel produced Jesus. He will in the future rule all nations with a rod of iron in the Millennium.

That means a lot of unsaved people will go into the Millennium.

There they will have to do what they are told to do.

That is the first clue that many unsaved people from the heathen nations will survive the battle of Armageddon.

Rule “all” nations in the Millennium with “a rod of iron” which is very strict discipline. A lot of nations that are not born again saints.

Jesus was 33 when He died. Then He resurrected from the grave and ascended up to Heaven.

From the birth of Isaac to the death of Jesus was 2300 Jewish years. Abraham, the first Hebrew, was following God for 25 years when Isaac was born.

So the Jewish nation, starting with the call of Abraham, was about 2325 Jewish years old when Jesus died. Thus Jesus at 33 was a child in comparison to all the years that God had dealt with the Jews.

REVELATION 12:6   And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

From then on Israel was in a persecuted wilderness. Over 1 million Jews died in AD 70 when the Romans destroyed the Temple. Over half a million died in AD 135 when they revolted against Rome again. A wilderness indicates that the Jews were unwanted amongst the other nations. Almost 2000 years of scattered persecutions and then their return to Israel amidst further wars and fighting.

1260 days is the length of the tribulation. Three and a half years. Two prophets, Moses and Elijah, will feed the Jews with New Testament Gospel truth.

But all of this happens in a spiritual wilderness as the Jews were robbed of their Temple which was the centre of their faith.

REVELATION 12:9    And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

REVELATION 12:13   And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

When Satan gets kicked out of Heaven, he targets the Jews.

When the Bride goes up, Satan comes down.

63-0318  THE.FIRST.SEAL

Now, notice, at the end time--at the end of the church ages, now, he and his children are called the antichrist, 'cause anything that's against Christ is antichrist. And anything that's against the Word is against Christ, 'cause Christ is the Word. Now, he's antichrist.

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But in Revelations 12:7-9, Satan the spirit, the devil, which is up there now, accuser of our brethren, all right; the Church is taken up, and Satan is cast out. When the Church goes up, Satan comes down. Then Satan incarnates himself in the antichrist and is called the beast.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Notice, Nicolaitia, the antichrist teaching that started in the days of Paul against God's Word: antichrist. Then he's called again the false prophet, which when the teaching become a man, he was a prophet to the teaching of the hierarchy of the Catholic church. The Pope was the prophet to the false word, and that made him a false prophet.

The third stage is a beast, a man that's crowned in the last days with every power that pagan Rome ever had, because the seven-headed beast, dragon, was cast out of heaven and come incarnate in the false prophet. Here it is; he had seven crowns, and he was cast out and throwed into the earth and the sea. All right.

What are we saying? Who is this rider, this horse rider? You know what it is? It's Satan's superman.

REVELATION 16:13   And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

:14   For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

The miracle that the Devil is achieving today is the uniting of the churches.

God raises up two prophets to oppose this demonic trinity of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet which are three spirits in one person, the final Pope. But the fooled or foolish virgins who are Trinitarians and are in the Tribulation will call Moses and Elijah the beast and the false prophet as they are convinced that two spirits have to be in two separate persons.

REVELATION 12:14   And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The trail of the serpent is the long succession of Popes.

A Pope was. And is not as he dies. And yet is as a new Pope is elected. The Pope's are the longest line of rulers. The face of the serpent is the final Pope, Peter the Second.  A man indwelled by Satan.

EXODUS 4:2   And the LORD said unto him [Moses], What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

EXODUS 4:3   And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.

The serpent was a terrifying sight.

EXODUS 4:4   And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:

Moses learned to deal with the tail (tale or story) of the serpent.

In the Tribulation he will meet the final face of the serpent. The final Pope will be Satan's spiritual superman.

Two great prophets will protect the Jews. Represented by the two great wings of the eagle age. The fourth beast around the throne.

A time is a year. Times is two years. Half a time is half a year. For three and a half years the two prophets fight off the antichrist Pope and his brutal hordes.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

Notice, this rider is nothing but Satan's superman, a incarnate devil. He's a educated genius ... he's got a lot of wisdom; so has Satan. He tries to sell it. He sold it to Eve; he sold it to us. We've been wanting a superman; we got it. All right. The whole world's wanting a superman; they're going to get it. Just wait till the Church goes up, and Satan's cast out. He'll incarnate. That's right. They want somebody who can really do the job; he'll do it.

REVELATION 12:15   And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Water speaks of doctrine or peoples. The Devil prefers to use numbers. A flood of people and a flood of beliefs to drown out the Jews.

REVELATION 12:16   And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

But the two prophets can interrupt nature. They can create earthquakes and open up the earth to swallow up these vicious crowds and large armies.

 

The Jews have two problems with their present faith.

Their Old Testament faith was based on the Temple and its sacrifices which was destroyed.

They had also demanded the release of a murderer and the death of an innocent Man, their Messiah.

MATTHEW 27:20   But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

:21     The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

Then speaking of Jesus, all the Jews said:

MATTHEW 27:25   Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

The Jews thus have no proper form of worship without their Temple and its sacrifices.

They made a covenant to produce the death of an innocent Man. That grave mistake must also be held against their children who are their seed.

So innocent Jews have to die for their faith as there are no more sacrifices that can be offered for them.

So the awful covenant was made. The Jews must believe the Old Testament as best they can without a Temple and then offer up their own lives by being killed for their faith to get into Heaven.

That is why they have had to endure 2000 years of endless persecution.

Why does God allow them to be saved in this manner?

Because God blinded them to the Gospel.

ROMANS 11:7   What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

God blinded the Jews so that He could turn to the elect Gentiles. Thus God gives the Jews a chance even though they rejected their Messiah. But they pay with their own lives.

ROMANS 11:8    (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

ROMANS 11:10   Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

Because God blinded the Jews, He allows them into Heaven on a different basis.

They must sincerely obey the Old Testament as best they can without Temple sacrifices, and then they must die as their own sacrifice for their sins.

REVELATION 6:9   And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

These are Jews who were killed during the church ages. They believed in the Old Testament as the Word of God but they no longer had a Temple. The Passover can only be offered at the Temple in Jerusalem. Thus there is no sacrifice that can be offered for them.

Then they had to seal their own testimony in their own death.

They did not have the testimony of Jesus Who died for us, so that we do not have to die for our own sins.

DEUTERONOMY 16:5   Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:

:6   But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

Jerusalem is the city where God placed His name.

The main goal of the antichrist Pope  in the Tribulation is to set up his palace in Jerusalem, so that he can imitate God.

I KINGS 11:36   And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

The Passover can only be offered up in Jerusalem, where Jesus died as our Passover Lamb.

REVELATION 6:10   And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

The Rapture is over. The Bride is in Heaven. The Jewish martyrs now want to go back to get their revenge on those murderous Roman spirits and other deadly spirits that had killed them over the centuries. Jews are entitled to revenge. “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”.

EXODUS 21:24    Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Christians pray, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do”.

REVELATION 6:11   And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

So the sincere Jews who had been killed during the church ages are given white robes. Jews are God’s servants. The true New Testament believers are God’s Bride.

But they are told to wait. The Tribulation is on and they must wait until their fellow Jewish servants, the 144000 are also killed.

This is the clue that the 144000 are killed in the Tribulation.

The Jews are given white robes of righteousness.

The Gentile church, by faith in Jesus, receive righteousness as a gift from God.

ROMANS 5:17   For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

ROMANS 10:10   For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;

 

The sixth Seal then gives us an outline of the Tribulation which is really an interruption of nature.

REVELATION 6:12   And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

The scary part. The Tribulation opens with a massive earthquake.

65-1207  LEADERSHIP   Look here! Do you know what the Lord says about Los Angeles and these places here? "She's gone!" You remember what I told you, about two years ago, how that earthquake would come in Canada up here, Alaska? I also tell you that "Hollywood and Los Angeles is sliding into the ocean. California, you're doomed! Not only California; but you, world, you're doomed! Church, unless you get right with God, you're doomed!" THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT!

When the San Andreas fault produces a great earthquake that will wreck California’s economy and cripple the United States.

And Jesus said, "Capernaum, Capernaum, how oft... You that's exalted yourself, rather, up into Heaven, shall be brought down into hell. For if the mighty works that been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it'd a stood today." And about a hundred and fifty years from there, (Sodom had already, in the earth) then Capernaum is in the water, too, today.

Brother Branham then describes the fault line (shown as a red line) formed by part of the border of the tectonic Pacific plate. The Pacific plate moves north relative to the North American plate. This movement is building up huge pressures along the western coast of America.

The area in green shows the land mass that is between the sea and the Pacific plate fault line.

The fault line runs above the ocean from near San Diego in the south to San Jose in the north. This strip of land is known as the San Andreas fault.

65-0725M  THE  ANOINTED  ONES  AT  THE  END  TIME

As the scientists said the other day, on the television, speaking of the great thousands-of-miles break in the earth that's going to sink. He was asked the question, "It could sink there?" That's Los Angeles, the West Coast. And many of you seen how they followed it with radar, and went up through... broke in below San Jose, went across over into Alaska, out through the Aleutian Islands, about two hundred miles out into the sea, and come back down into San Diego, went around in behind Los Angeles, and come up there, a great pocket.

65-0711  ASHAMED

And when I understood that, I went, I said, "There is a Scripture about that somewhere." And I went and found it was Jesus, rebuking Capernaum by the seacoast. That night I looked up the Scriptures. Come home, got the history book; and Sodom and Gomorrah was once a thriving city, a Gentile headquarters of the world. And you know, that city, by an earthquake, sank into the Dead Sea. And Jesus stood, and said, "Capernaum, if Sodom would have had the works done in it that you've had done in you, it would have been standing today. But now you must be brought down to hell!" And about two hundred or three hundred years after His prophecy, with all them coastal towns, every one of them still standing but Capernaum, and it lays in the bottom of the sea. An earthquake sunk it into the sea.

65-0711  ASHAMED

And then prophesying, "Los Angeles will be in the bottom of the sea." And I come home, and went to Africa. And while I was in Africa, they had an earthquake. And scientists... You seen it, it was on a broadcast, that some big, fine homes tumbled in, in Los Angeles, and a motel, and so forth. And now there is a...

Since that earthquake, there is a two- or three-inch crack that come in the earth, starting in Alaska, goes around through the Aleutian Islands, comes out about a hundred and fifty or two hundred miles in the sea, comes back up at San Diego; takes in California, or Los Angeles, and comes out again just below the northern part of California there, a little place called San Jose, just below there.

And this scientist was speaking, being on an interview. We was watching on television. And he said, "Beneath that is just a churning lava." And he said this, he said, "That is a chunk will break loose," and said, "and it will." And this inter-...

The man, scientist interviewing this chief scientist, said to him, said, "Well, that could then all sink?"

Said, "Well, course, will probably be many, many years from now."

He said, "It can be in five minutes from now, or it can be in five years from now." He just lotted five years.

But just as I sure was standing there under that Inspiration, put judgment on that West Coast, and then followed it right up here with the sinking of Los Angeles, she is gone! That's right. It will happen. When? I don't know.

But, oh, what happened? You know, we only got six continents now. We had seven, that one that sunk between Africa and the United States. Oh, it's historical, you know about it. Now, if that goes down, then I want you to watch when...

This was a sermon that I preached on when, I believe, Brother Elij' Perry might have been deacon here in the church at the time, for all I know. But it said, "The time will come..." I didn't know it until Mrs. Simpson brought me the sermon the other day. And I got it wrote in a little book, that the desert that..." The ocean shall weep its way into the desert." That was thirty years ago.

And, of course, the Salton Sea is about two hundred feet below sea level, and if that big churning, that earth swallowing in like that, with hundreds of square miles, hundreds and hundreds of square miles sinking into the earth, that will throw a tidal wave plumb to Arizona. Sure, it would.

 

 

65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

And that same Spirit of God that said all these things, and done all these things, It said there, "Oh, city, Capernaum, who called yourself by the name of the Angels, Los Angeles, how you've exalted yourself into heaven! The very root and seat of Satan, see, you've exalted yourself."

Preachers, it's a graveyard for them. Good men go there and die like rats. What havoc!

"You that call yourself by the name of the Angels; if the mighty works had been done in Sodom, that been done in you, it'd stood today. But your hour has come."

You watch and see. If it ain't, I'm a false prophet. See? There she is. She's laying there.

65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

I remember, just my last Message in California, where I thought I'd never go back again, when I predicted, "Los Angeles will go beneath the ocean. THUS SAITH THE LORD." It will. She is done. She is washed. She is finished. What hour? I don't know when, but it will be sunk.

65-1126  WORKS  IS  FAITH  EXPRESSED

"Capernaum, Capernaum, the city that's called by the name of the angels," (that's Los Angeles) "you've exalted yourself into heaven, but you'll be brought down into hell. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom that's been done in you, it would have been standing till this day."

[Unquote: Los Angeles was where the Pentecostal revival broke out in 1906]

…  And you watch, the water will come plumb back into the Salton Sea. Los Angeles is doomed for judgment. I tell you before it happens, that you might know when it does happen. I never spoke that by myself. And I've never had Him to tell me one thing but what happened.

… You know, Jesus said, almost in them same words, about Capernaum; and Sodom and Gomorrah was--was in the bottom of the Dead Sea, I suppose was then. And later, about a hundred years later, Capernaum slid into the sea, and it's in the sea. The same God that put Sodom in the sea for its sins, the same God that put Capernaum in the sea for its sins, the same God will put Los Angeles in the sea for its sin, that city of corruption.

65-0718M  TRYING  TO  DO  GOD  A  SERVICE  WITHOUT  BEING  THE  WILL  OF  GOD

And just after that, maybe a hundred years or something, after Jesus' prophecy, Capernaum, the only coastal city that He had visit, a earthquake sunk it in the sea. And you know that was a direct answer to California, to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles. The city of the angels.

In 1906 the Laodicean age opened with the Pentecostal outpouring of a four year revival in Los Angeles and a massive earthquake in San Francisco.

Thus a massive earthquake in Los Angeles would be an appropriate signal for the end of the Laodicean church age.

65-0429E  THE  CHOOSING  OF  A  BRIDE

Thou city, who claims to be the city of the Angels, who has exalted yourself into heaven, and sent all the dirty, filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, to your fine churches and steeples, and so forth, the way you do. Remember, one day you'll be laying in the bottom of the sea, your great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He will hold this sandbar hanging out over that? When, that ocean out yonder, a mile deep, will slide in there, plumb back to the Salton Sea. It'll be worse than the last day of Pompeii. Repent, Los Angeles.

The earthquake and tidal wave described by brother Branham will devastate California.

LAODICEAN  CHURCH  AGE  -  CHURCH.AGE.BOOK  CPT.9

Then in the sixth vision there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women.

The Catholic church by 2019 had attracted 1.4 billion people. Thus it is symbolized as an attractive woman. If a huge natural disaster occurred in California, America’s richest state, then America would be financially crippled and only the Catholic church would have the money to stabilize the situation. But then the Catholic church would rule America. That would force the Protestant council of churches to co-operate with the Catholic church.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

 And after the church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, due bills for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews has got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world.

LAODICEAN  CHURCH  AGE  -  CHURCH.AGE.BOOK  CPT.9

The last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America.

With America ruined, the Jews will lose their great protector.

Only two prophets will stand between them and the Antichrist Pope.

Once the ten final dictators have established the military authority of the final Pope around the world, then he aims to destroy the church, and America. The policy of using you and then destroying you is how the Devil operates.

The verses in the sixth Seal describe the Tribulation as an interruption of nature.

REVELATION 6:13   And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

Wind speaks of war and strife. A mighty wind speaks of mighty wars and strife.The elevated star preachers of the foolish virgin churches will crash down to earth when the Tribulation starts. Their wrong doctrines will be meaningless in the turmoil and horror. Nobody will look up to them then.

:14   And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

The Holy Spirit has left the earth. No more revelation of Scripture. The Bible becomes a rolled up scroll. Only the two prophets will know what is happening.

:15   And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

:16   And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

:17     For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The horror of the awful Tribulation will make the people realize that they are lost.

 

But the Tribulation is when the two prophets guide the 144000 Jews back to accepting Jesus as their Messiah.

REVELATION 11:3   And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

This is 42 Jewish months. Three and a half years.

REVELATION 11:6   These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Who are these two witnesses? Moses turned water to blood and Elijah produced a drought for three and a half years.

God spoke to Moses:

EXODUS 7:17   Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

JAMES 5:17   Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

The 2000 years of church history ends with the resurrection of the dead church saints.

 

I THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

:17    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

When the true church of resurrected Christians and living Christians is taken up to Heaven at the Coming of the Lord Jesus, (which is often called the Rapture) then God turns to the Jews.

At this time the world goes into the Tribulation where the world pours out its hatred against Israel.

DANIEL 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

But Messiah wants to meet the Jews in Israel. So God has a plan.

NUMBERS 10:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

:2   Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

Two trumpets called an assembly of the Jews.

God will use two prophets to call the Jews back to assemble in Israel.

So God will send two prophets, Moses and Elijah, with great supernatural power to protect Israel from the attacks of the Antichrist who rises up as a religious leader and takes over the church systems and their wealth.

Remember Judas. A church leader or apostle who held the money bag. That is where Satan entered.

Antichrist also picks up military power from ten dictators who unite under him.

REVELATION 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

“Power as kings”. They are not crowned kings but have power as kings. These are dictators.

“One hour” is the brief three and a half years of the Tribulation.

REVELATION 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Their military power and strength.

The Antichrist or Beast becomes the Political leader of a One World Government. He seeks to eliminate all opposition. He also becomes the religious leader of a One World Church as the false prophet or prophet of a false religion.

The apostles of the first church age were the fathers. We at the end are the little children who must be turned back to the Bible beliefs of the apostles.

I JOHN 2:18    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

I JOHN 4:3   …  and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Antichrist is a spirit. But there are many of these spirits.

Many demons indwelled the madman at Gedara.

Antichrist spirits dominate religious deception, political power, and big money. Thus the Jewish domination of the Stock Market money will attract the final Pope to make a covenant with them.

 

The Jews celebrated the Feast of the Trumpets in the Old Testament.

LEVITICUS 23:23   And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

:24    Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

This festival of trumpets represented the seven supernatural Trumpets that will utter in the Tribulation. These are supernatural events that punish the world and drive the Jews back to Israel.

Look at the first trumpet.

REVELATION 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Hail and fire. Jews will recognize this sign. That last happened when Moses was to lead them to the Promised Land from Egypt.

EXODUS 9:23   And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

So when Jews see burning hail they will know that God is telling them to return to Israel.

The two prophets will preach to the Jews and protect them for three and a half years to prepare the Jews to meet their Messiah.

Moses calls for tons of flies or tons of locusts in huge swarms in the sky. Russian and Arab jets flying in to attack Israel have to fly through a high density of flies or locusts which choke up the jet engines until the planes fall out of the sky.

EXODUS 8:21   Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee,

EXODUS 10:13   And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Imagine a land army approaching with masses of tanks and mobile artillery. Moses calls for an earthquake, as when Korah and Dathan opposed him, so that the earth opens to swallow up the enemy.

NUMBERS 16:32   And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

:33    They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

Elijah pulls down fire from the sky to burn up what is left.

I KINGS 18:38   Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

These two prophets will have full control of the weather and can use the weather as a weather weapon, which is the ultimate weapon.

Imagine a vast naval armada sailing through the Mediterranean sea to approach Israel.

REVELATION 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

(Not sure what this means in detail. But imagine a mountain thrown into the sea)

The ships under the mountain just disappear. Imagine the tidal wave. One starts feeling sorry for the Antichrist’s navy. Any survivors are then in a sea of blood. How awful.

MATTHEW 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

The fig tree is a symbol of Israel. Two Jewish prophets will have the faith to throw a mountain into the sea. A horrible end for the navy of those who hate Israel.

The whole world is against Israel but these two prophets defeat their attempts for three and a half years.

Thus Moses and Elijah lead the Jews back to accepting their Messiah in Israel.

These two will have the most amazing ministries.

 

But God has been preparing the scene for His return to the Jews since the first World War.

REVELATION 7:1   And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

54-0514  THE  SEAL  OF  GOD

Now, watch Him, said, "Hold it," until what? The eleventh-hour people could come in, the last calling of the Gentiles. Mother worked there; dad and them worked here; grandmother worked back there. This is our age, the eleventh hour. That World War stopped on the eleventh month in the year, the eleventh day of the month, the eleventh hour in the day, the eleventh minute in the hour, that the eleventh-hour people might come in. What?... Receive the same baptism of the Holy Ghost that they did back there in the beginning, to bring back the power and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, same signs and wonders.

… Them hundred and forty-four thousand will stand yonder. And one of these days, some Divine, holy, anointed prophet of God will go over there with signs and wonders. Those Jews will say, "That's what I'm looking for." Yes, sir. And God will baptize a hundred and forty-four thousand Jews.

61-0217  THE  MARK  OF  THE  BEAST  AND  THE  SEAL  OF  GOD.2

Notice, hardened their hearts... Now, when was there ever acomplete global strife after that time? Was the First World War. All of the armies, the nations, were gathering into one.  They was writing on the decline of the First World War. Nobody knows today whoever made a issue of peace. Kaiser Wilhelm said he didn't do it. No general said he didn't do it. But notice, how strange it was. It was on November the 11th at eleven o'clock in the day. The eleventh day of the month, the eleventh month in the year, the eleventh hour of the day, and eleven minutes till eleven. What was it? Hold, stop mysteriously... What did it? God's issue went forth to hold it. "Hold the four winds." "Winds" means "war and strife"; we know. Until we have got Israel back in Palestine again, "Hold the four winds," and it stopped right there on the eleventh hour because...

Remember Jesus speaking of the eleventh hour, people? And the one that come in on the eleventh hour, what did He say? Oh, don't be dumb; be spiritual. Look, how did He say? The eleventh hour people got the same wage the one did that come in the first hour. Then the baptism of the Holy Ghost has to go right back and seal the Jew, like the first one was sealed, that eleventh hour people. "Hold the four winds; don't let the world be destroyed until we seal the servants of our God in their forehead."

The Jews, the 144000 are the eleventh hour workers who come in right at the end.

54-0103M  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS.1

Now, "On four corners of the earth, holding the four winds." In other words, here went the winds blowing in the wars and strife to come all over the world. When did that ever happen? Never until the First World War. "Holding the winds," and they were striving, going in to take over.

And now, here come another One. Now, if you'll watch and refer that Angel, He's the same Angel that come out in Ezekiel 9, when the men come from hinder their gates with slaughtering weapons and was going through Jerusalem to slaughter the Jews. You remember? He said, "Hold it. Hold it. Stop it, till you go through the city and put a mark on every forehead that sighs and cries for the abominations done in the city." Is that right?

Then after He did that, then He let them go in and slaughter. That was the persecution under Titus. Now, you see, he's the same Angel come forth again, coming from the east, from where Jesus shall come, and He has the Seal of the living God. Glory.

Now, what is the Seal of the living God? Oh, if that ain't a big dispute in the world today. Some say it's keeping the sabbath day, and some says it's for doing this and that. But the Bible said the Holy Spirit is the Seal of God. Ephesians 4:30 says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you're sealed until the day of your redemption." See? All right. It's the Holy Spirit.

Then what come? Now, look. Oh, when I think of this, my heart jumps. Now, He said, "Hold the four winds until (in other words) we seal the servants of our God in their forehead (The servants, the Jews.)." John turned and said, "I seen a hundred and forty-four thousand sealed away." Now, the winds all started in, and they would've covered the earth and the battle of Armageddon would've took place in the First World War, but...

Now, I have to get another Scripture here to show you. Jesus talked about the people that, He said, "Some come in at one hour, and another hour, and there was eleventh-hour people, the eleventh-hour people." Now, you who are spiritual, read between the lines, 'cause I got to jump here and hurry. Now, look. "Come in, the eleventh-hour people." And right... Now, the first come in and received a penny, and the next come in and received a penny, and the eleventh-hour people got the same penny that they did at the first. Is that right? The eleventh hour...

Now, watch, the Jew is the milepost we're following him now. Now, when the First World War come, it took every Jew; they scattered to all the nations. Like the first Scripture that today was asked, how He would scattered them among all nations; there they all are. And here come the winds coming into Jerusalem, everywhere, a world war.

And He said, "Hold. Stop it, until we have seal the servants of our God." Other words, "We're ganging them in from all the nations, everywhere, bringing them in, 'cause we got to get them right in here to seal that hundred and forty-four thousand. Hold it."

And the World War I stopped on the eleventh month of the year, the eleventh day in the month, the eleventh hour in the day, that the eleventh-hour people could come in, the last call for the Jew. And he's going to receive the same baptism of the Holy Ghost that they got back at the beginning back yonder at Pentecost, be baptized the same way, and everything, the eleventh-hour people moving in.

He said, "Hold it now, until we have sealed."

"How long You going to hold it?"

"Until we have sealed the servants of our God." Now, we're sealing the Gentiles; they've been sealed away, thousands times thousands through these persecutions and tribulations; they're sealed away. But wait a minute, just a minute. Don't let the time come till we seal these servants." And he sealed a hundred and forty-four thousand. Then the winds was let loose again.

Now, notice, and since the First World War there has constantly been a persecution against the Jew. Up raised Hitler for the Second World War,…

 

EZEKIEL 9:2   And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.

:3   And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;

:4     And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

:5    And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

There will be no mercy in the Tribulation.

:6     Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

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Now, this One with the inkhorn at His side, was the Holy Spirit. Now, notice, after He went through, then He turned these men loose with slaughtering weapons. He said, "Utterly destroy all, both young, old, young maids, little children; spare nothing; but don't come near any of those who have that seal upon them."

55-0312  THE  SEAL  OF  THE  CHRIST

Otherwise, before the great destruction of A.D. 96, Titus besieging the walls of Jerusalem, the city, the Holy Spirit went forth first, the Man dressed in white with the markers, pencil on His side, to put a mark upon the men who sighed and cried for the abominations that was done in the city. God foretelling it, so they'd be sure to get ready.

1100000 Jews died when Titus the Roman general destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem in 70 AD.

So a phenomenal slaughter saw the Jews being scattered into their exile in the world.

Then in 1917 the Balfour Declaration allowed the Jews a homeland back in Israel.

So in 1918 God arranged a mysterious end at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month to the madness of the first World War. This action shows that despite all of mankind’s efforts to destroy in warfare, God is still in control of the situation.

The First Word War unleashed the spirit of dictatorship. The dictator Hitler unleashed this killing spirit on the Jews, natural Israel, in the Holocaust during World War 2. With 6 million Jews killed by 1945  it seemed that Hitler had won. But God was still in control. In a brief moment of remorse the United Nations voted the Jews a small homeland in Israel in 1947. God was still able to start preparing the Jews to return and be ready in Jerusalem for the return of Messiah to them, during the Tribulation despite all the slaughter.

The Holocaust or slaughter of 6 million Jews was a pre-tribulation. A preview of the horrors of the future Tribulation.

63-0323  THE  SIXTH  SEAL

And we took that, and there's nothing in the world, I don't believe, but that bunch of Jews has went through a pre-tribulation period. When during the time of this last wars, they were got to be hated by everybody. And Eichmann killed millions of them in Germany (You just heard the trial.), millions of innocent people slain, Jews, just because they were Jews, no other reason.

… Now, listen at this. Now, it's what Jesus said in Matthew 24:29 and 30.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days... (When this tribulation, this amateur tribulation they've went through here. See?)...

The mad slaughter of World War 2 was just another step in the return of the Jews to Jerusalem.

The fatal mistake of the Jews 2000 years ago was to demand responsibility for the Blood of Jesus on themselves and on their children.

MATTHEW 27:25   Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Since then they have had to die for their faith.

REVELATION 7:2   And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

54-0103  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS.1

Then after He did that, then He let them go in and slaughter. That was the persecution under Titus. Now, you see, he's the same Angel come forth again, coming from the east, from where Jesus shall come, and He has the Seal of the living God. Glory.

REVELATION 7:3   Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

This looks ahead into the Tribulation. During the Tribulation there will be wholesale destruction on a world-wide basis. But the two prophets will protect Israel until the 144000 Jews have been sealed with the Holy Spirit baptism. Then they and the two prophets must be killed. The Jews have to seal their testimony of salvation in their own blood.

REVELATION 7:4   And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

:5   Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

:6   Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

:7   Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

:8   Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

Dan and Ephraim are missing. Why?

If any tribe of the Jews turned to idolatory, God promised to blot out their names from under Heaven.

DEUTERONOMY 29:18   Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

DEUTERONOMY 29:20   The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

What is meant by “under heaven”?

The first heaven or the first taste of Heaven on earth will be the Millennium.

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"There was no more sea; the first heaven and first earth was passed away." What was our first heavens? Was the Millennium. What's the first earth? Was this.

So being blotted out from under Heaven means they will be blotted out of the Tribulation restoration of the Jews  because that happens before the Millennium. Thus the two tribes, Dan and Ephraim, who turned to idols, the golden calves, will not be part of the 144000.

II KINGS 10:29   Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.

Bethel was the main city in the territory of Ephraim.

HOSEA 4:17   Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Dan was the main city in the territory of Dan.

There they worshiped golden calves. (Always the love of money takes over from worshiping God).

The following map shows the positions of Dan and Ephraim amongst the 12 tribes of Israel.

 

Revelation Chapter 7 deals with the second group that God deals with in the Tribulation. These are the saved Christians who form the foolish or fooled virgins. They had no oil which means they had no light so they could not read and understand the Bible. They kept relying on the statements and quotes and traditions of men. Despite being saved they kept on covering up their ignorance of Scripture by insisting that there were mistakes, wrong translations, contradictions, and myths in the King James Version of the Bible. They believed that their safety lay in conforming to church traditions.

REVELATION 7:9   After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Too many to count. In 2019 there were 1.4 billion Catholics and 0.9 billion Protestants. If there are 2.3 billion professing Christians, then this is where the huge multitude of saved Christians in the Tribulation come from.

REVELATION 7:13    And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

:14   And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Thrown into the horror of the Tribulation, the Christians that are classified as foolish or fooled virgins reject their failed church leaders and re-discover their personal faith in Jesus as they reject the mark of the beast and thus face certain death. The fire of the Tribulation did not save them, it just rekindled the original faith that they had in Jesus  when they got saved before the Tribulation started. Then the Tribulation fire burns all the church errors out of them. Thus when they die they are able to have full personal faith in Jesus.

I CORINTHIANS 3:15   If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

 

While the churches of the saved foolish virgins were established in the full daylight of publicity, the Bride or wise virgins searched the Scriptures knowing that the seven mysterious Thunders would take shape behind a veil of total silence. The Thunders are not written in the Bible but they are somehow hidden in the Bible patterns. Thus we need to know the Bible patterns in order to recognize the clues when the Thunders utter. The Thunders guard the future mystery of the second Coming of Jesus to claim His Bride and turn the Gospel back to the Jews. These end-time mysteries are only valid so long as they remain secret. A wise general will always keep his final plans top secret.

REVELATION 8:1   And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

This is the most mysterious verse in the Bible. It refers to the Coming of the Lord to claim His Bride.

It also refers to the Lord Jesus returning to the Jews.

JUDE 1:9   Yet Michael the archangel,

DANIEL 12:1   And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:

Michael is Christ when He takes on the form of the Archangel.

55-0109E  BEGINNING  AND  ENDING  OF  THE  GENTILE  DISPENSATION

"And at that time Michael shall stand, the great prince." Michael was Christ, of course, Who fought the angelic wars in heaven with the devil. 

63-0317E  THE  BREACH  BETWEEN  THE  SEVEN  CHURCH  AGES  AND  THE  SEVEN  SEALS

This seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelations 10. If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelations 10 just a moment, so you'll get a understanding before we get into it. Now, this is at the end time, for listen.

[REVELATION 10]  I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow upon his head,

If you notice that's Christ (See?), 'cause He in the Old Testament was called the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the Jews now, for the Church is finished. See? All right.

... and his face... as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

You remember that Angel in Revelations 1? Same thing. Angel is a messenger, and He's a Messenger to Israel. See? The Church has been raptured. See?

Now, or fixing to be raptured. He comes for His Church.

 

Notice the double ministry of this Archangel.

He comes to the church that is fixing to be raptured.

And He is a Messenger to Israel , the Angel of the Covenant, after the church has been raptured.

64-0119  SHALOM

But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and bears that stick down, then, "time shall be no more."  When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

Jesus, as the Archangel, comes down to perform the resurrection of the New Testament saints from 2000 years of church history.

One month before he died, and brother Branham was still waiting for the single clap of Thunder, the shout and the voice of the Archangel to produce the resurrection.

65-1127  I  HAVE  HEARD  BUT  NOW  I  SEE

Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.

REVELATION 10:2   And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

The sea and the land is where all the Christians from the seven church ages have been buried.

REVELATION 10:3   And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

“cried with a loud voice”  and “when he had cried”  are two Scriptures that refer to resurrections.

MATTHEW 27:50   Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51     And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

:52     And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

This was the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

Looking at the resurrection of Lazarus.

JOHN 11:43   And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

:44     And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

So the seven Thunders utter at the time of the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step farther; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth

… But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it will give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out.

Right at the end the seven Thunders reveals the supernatural faith and grace that will change these mortal bodies into the immortal bodies that the Bride needs for the Rapture.

Then the Gospel returns to the Jews.

Then the seven Thunders have to grant supernatural power to the two prophets to interrupt nature.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.

He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen.

God always... It's His Word, but He always uses man to work it. God could call for them flies down in Egypt, but He said, "Moses, that's your job. I'll just tell you what to do, and you go do it." He fully done that.

JAMES 5:17   Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

Elias is Greek for Elijah. He produced a crippling drought for three and a half years. He will do that again in the Tribulation.

REVELATION 8:2    And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

The seven Trumpets were symbolized by the Feast of the Trumpets.

LEVITICUS 23:24   Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

These supernatural Trumpets call the dispersed Jews back to Jerusalem from all over the world.

REVELATION 8:5   And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

An earthquake occurred at the time of the resurrection. The seven Thunders uttered to the Bride and to the two prophets. It is change-over time as the Gospel moves from the Gentiles to the Jews.

REVELATION 8:6   And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

The summons starts to go out, to force the 6 million Jews that live outside Israel to return to the Promised Land.

REVELATION 8:7    The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood

The final exodus will start. Hail and fire was the sign that Moses used when he led the first exodus out of Egypt.

EXODUS 9:23   And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

:24   So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

God would not reveal to brother Branham what these Trumpets really are. They apply to the Jews in the Tribulation, not to us.

The fifth angel sees the pit of hell opened and spiritual demons like destructive locusts swarming over the earth to leave a trail of desolation. Their sting is in their lies and deception.

REVELATION 9:1   And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

:2   And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

:3   And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

REVELATION 9:4   And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

These are spirits. Natural locusts have to eat grass and leaves. But the 144000 Jews are immune to this demonology because they just stay with Scripture.

REVELATION 9:8   And they had hair as the hair of women [long hair], and their teeth were as the teeth of lions [vicious teeth of the brutal Babylonian mysteries].

REVELATION 9:11   And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

These are religious demons and their leader is a king who wore a crown. Only one western religious leader wore a crown, the Pope.

Pope Nicholas 1 was crowned around 960 AD with a single crown.

 

 

Shortly after 1310 this became a triple crown.

In 1963 brother Branham revealed the six Seals in Revelation Chapter 6.

This very bright light exposed the rulers of darkness and both the Pope and the Roman Catholic president of America, John Kennedy, died in 1963. The new Pope, Paul 6, was crowned but then took off the crown. Thus the Popes had worn the crown for 1000 years.

 

REVELATION 9:14   Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

The Euphrates river has a spiritual application as it was a river associated with Eden.

It forms the boundary between Abraham’s  Promised Land and the territory around Babylon where Nimrod’s rebellion against God was established.

The symbolism is that demonology is prevented from entering the Promised Land by the water of the Euphrates river. Water symbolizes the Word of God.

EPHESIANS 5:26   That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

The Word that we believe forms an invisible barrier around us that stops demons from entering us.

REVELATION 9:15   And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

God sees three kinds of people. Gentiles, Jews, and Samaritans who are partly Jew and partly Gentile.

So the third part of men refers to the Jews. God’s chosen people that Satan hates.

REVELATION 9:16   And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Two hundred million demons unleashed on the Jews to destroy them physically and financially.

REVELATION 9:18   By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

ZECHARIAH 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

The Jews will take serious casualties. But remember, the Jews have to seal their own testimony in their own blood. So the sincere Jews who are killed end up in Heaven. What seems a disaster down on earth will actually end up being a blessing to them.

ZECHARIAH 13:8   And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

:9   And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Two thirds of the Jews will be destroyed.

What makes this demonic invasion possible?

Unbelief in the written Word means the water of the Word is drying up and this opens a door to the influence of demonology.

Look at the sixth Judgement Vial that is poured out at the time of the sixth Trumpet.

REVELATION 16:12   And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

The kings of the east are the 200 million demons from the time of the sixth Trumpet.

The drying up of the water in the Euphrates river allows the demons to pass over into the Promised Land to destroy the Jews.

REVELATION 16:13    And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

The only Trinity mentioned in the Bible is three evil spirits that indwell the antichrist Pope. One man with three spirits in him.

He is the false prophet as he is the prophet of a false religion, the king of the bottomless pit. He is also the beast, the spirit that makes people elevate a holy man to the Godhead. These two spirits make him the leader of the One World Church.

Satan enters him to make him the political head of the One World Government. Satan owns the political kingdoms of the earth.

MATTHEW 4:8   Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

:9     And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Satan could not offer Jesus the political kingdoms unless he owned them.

The Trinitarians in the Tribulation who believe that three separate People are in the Godhead, will believe that Moses and Elijah, as two separate people, are the beast and false prophet. Especially when Elijah pulls down fire from the sky.

REVELATION 16:14   For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

The miracle of demonology is the unscriptural Trinity that they get all the churches to believe, so that it can be the main point around which all the churches unite. The Trinity becomes the main issue which makes church-goers deny that Jesus Christ is Lord God Almighty. Trinity makes them believe that Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is the name of God.

Thus they get baptized in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and reject Acts 2:38.

ACTS 2:38   Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

By rejecting the name of Jesus Christ as being the human name of God, they have no name for their Trinity God. They cannot find one name for three People.

 

Christians make a big mistake when they say that the second beast in Revelation Chapter 13 that is pulling fire down from the sky refers to the future false prophet.

This second beast or power is the world's strongest superpower, America.

13 is America's number as independence was declared when America has 13 states.

The first beast is the Roman Catholic church that rose up to power amidst the teeming multitudes of Europe.

These multitudes were represented by the sea.

The second beast is America that rose up on the lightly populated plains of America, represented by the land or earth. The Spanish conquerors had come over 100 years earlier to South America and spread diseases like smallpox which had wiped out possibly 90 % of the indigenous Indian population.

There were 13 stars and 13 stripes in the first flag. Washington and Lincoln set high standards. The American Constitution was great. But then standards dropped as their power grew. Cruelty and corruption developed.

REVELATION 13:11   And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

The American Seal has 13 stars, 13 stripes, 13 olive leaves and 13 olive berries (for peace) and 13 arrows (for war). The motto "E Pluribus Unum" has 13 letters. It means "From Many, One".

So 13 is America's number.

REVELATION 13:12   And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

American money and influence is raising up a Protestant World Council of Churches in the image of the Roman Catholic church organization. The pagan Roman Empire was the beast that was destroyed by the barbarians. But then the Roman Catholic church rose up on the ruins of the Roman Empire.

The Pope picked up all the power in Europe that the Roman Caesars lost.

The Roman Catholic church is the only Roman institution that survived the fall of the Roman Empire and was able to recover from the deadly wound that the barbarians dealt to the Romans.

7 is the number of completion. 7 days completes a week. 8 means a new system. The Roman Catholic church had a spirit that was of the same nature as the first 7 Roman leaders who destroyed the Roman Republic that was ruled by a Senate and established a one-man dictatorship. The Roman Empire became ruled by an emperor who was the supreme dictator. In 2019 the Pope is the only dictator in Europe.

REVELATION 13:13   And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

These are scientific wonders. At the time of World War 2 America took a massive lead in scientific knowledge.

In war they exploded the first two atomic bombs at a height of about 700 metres above two Japanese cities. A fireball, brighter than the sun, rained down from the sky to demolish each city and end the war. A horrific use of brilliant technology.

In peace, in 1969 they became the only country to land a man on the moon (which was still true in 2019). The returning astronauts travelled so fast that they formed a flaming meteor or fireball for three and a half minutes as they hurtled through the earth's atmosphere which had to slow them down by means of these extreme friction forces.

In 2019 the scientists reckoned that no nation could land a man on the moon before 2030.

The world wondered at the technological marvels that the Americans were able to achieve.

 

REVELATION 16:15   Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

"Like a thief" means an unknown time. The Coming of Jesus is wrapped in mystery.

Dress that exposes the human body is a major criticism that God has of us humans. We need to repent of dressing wrong. Men and women's dress must be kept separate. Women should not wear pants. Clothing should not be see-through nor provocative. Clothing must be modest without slits.

REVELATION 16:16   And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

This outpouring of demonology results in the pagan hordes flooding towards Megiddo where the battle of Armageddon will occur.

DANIEL 8:23   And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

The antichrist will make a demonically shrewd financial covenant with the Jews for their Stock Exchange money.

He will also cleverly fool the churches into giving him their spiritual and financial power. But he is setting them up to destroy them later.

DANIEL 8:24   And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

His military power comes from ten dictators. His spiritual power comes from the Roman Catholic church and the Protestant churches that fall for his clever schemes. His financial power comes from the Jewish Stock Exchange money. He will then aim to destroy the Jews so that he can set up his palace in Jerusalem, where he wants to be like God.

DANIEL 8:25   And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Craft is handicraft or industry. He will set up an industrial empire that will take over the world’s work force. But eventually Jesus will destroy him at Armageddon.

63-0318 THE  FIRST  SEAL

The Catholic church can pay it off. She's the only one that's got the money; she can do it, and she will do it. And in doing this to get it, she'll compromise with the Jews and make a covenant, and when she makes this covenant with the Jews... Now, remember, I'm taking this from the Scriptures. And now, when she does this and makes this covenant, we notice in Daniel 8:23 and 25 he will cause craft to prosper (And craft is manufacturing.), in his hand.

And he makes this covenant with the Jews, and in the midst of this three and a half years, he breaks his covenant as soon as he gets the thing wrapped up and gets the money of the Jews tied up. And when he does that, oh, my, oh, my, he's called the antichrist until the end of the church age, for he and his children are against Christ and the Word. This man's called the antichrist. Now, he's going to hold the money. And that's where I think he'll come in. Just a minute, while I say this, then I want to go back to it in a minute.
He's called the antichrist and will be called the antichrist in the sight of God until the end time. Now, but then he'll be called something else.

Now, when he gets the money all under control, then he will break this covenant with the Jews, as Daniel here said he would do it, in the midst of the last half of the seventy weeks of Daniel. And then, brother, what will he do? He will have all of the world trade and the commerce, a pact with the world, 'cause he will hold the wealth of the world completely.
And during that time, them two prophets will rise on the scene and call that hundred and forty-four thousand. Then what will take place? Then the mark of the beast of Revelations 13 will set in, 'cause he holds all the commerce, trade and everything of the world. And what will take place then? The mark of the beast will come in that no man can buy or sell except him that has the mark of the beast. Thank God, the Church will be enjoying a great three and a half years in glory. Don't have to go through that.

DANIEL 11:30   For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

Notice the satanic betrayal. He made the covenant for the Jewish Stock Exchange money but never intended to honour the covenant.

DANIEL 11:32   And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

The antichrist forms a league to enable him to break the covenant. But the two prophets, Moses and Elijah, who have the power to interrupt nature are able to oppose him with their supernatural skills.

DANIEL 11:33   And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

The two prophets bring the Jews to a knowledge of the New Testament Gospel. But the Jews take a hammering. That horde of demonic spirits opposes them.

DANIEL 11:43   But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver,

The antichrist has this endless focus on grabbing the world’s wealth for his own selfish ambitions.

DANIEL 11:45   And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Jerusalem is between the Mediterranean sea and the Dead sea.

That is where the Antichrist sets up his final palace as if he is God dwelling in Jerusalem.

But look what happens when Jesus returns to the Jews.

ZECHARIAH 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

:3   Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

:4   And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

The Mount of Olives is shown in green on the picture below.

It splits into a huge east-west valley that totally destroys the palace that the antichrist Pope built for himself.

Then a river flows from Jerusalem (shown in yellow) to the Dead Sea and from Jerusalem to the Mediterranean sea.

The Dead Sea develops a channel as an outlet to the south so that it can become a fresh water sea.

 

ZECHARIAH 14:8   And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

 

REVELATION 10:1   And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, comes down in the form of the mighty Archangel. That is Michael.

The Archangel comes down at the start of the Tribulation to equip the two prophets with supernatural power.

Then Christ as the Archangel intervenes in the Tribulation to help the Jews.

DANIEL 12:1   And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

The Tribulation will be so severe that only Jesus will be able to protect them.

DANIEL 12:7   And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

A time is a year. Times is two years. Half a time is half a year. This adds up to three and a half years or 42 months. Each Jewish month is 30 days. So 42 months is 1260 days. This is the length of the Tribulation.

The Antichrist managed to scatter the power of the Jews but then Jesus steps in to defeat the Antichrist.

DANIEL 12:12   Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

1335 – 1260 = 75 days.

There is a gap of 75 days from the end of the Tribulation to the beginning of the Millennium.

The Tribulation ends with the killing of the two prophets. The 144000 have to be killed and then resurrected to act as protectors of the Bride when she returns for Armageddon.

The antichrist Pope has to gather his forces for the final battle at Megiddo.

Then Jesus returns with His Bride and the winepress is trodden as the blood flows for two hundred miles.

Then it is all over after the battle of Armageddon. Those who survive of the nations will now live for close on 1000 years like it was before the Flood. Plus they will live in peace on an earth ruled by Jesus and His Bride.

These people, having endured the horrors of the Tribulation, can only describe themselves as blessed when the Millennium starts 75 days after the Tribulation ends.

DANIEL 12:13   But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

The scene is set to start the Millennium. God has a place and a purpose for each of His Bible-believing saints.