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                                   “And the voice of the bridegroom and of 

                            of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee”

                                                         Revelation 18:23

                “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken

                from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”.

                                                          Matthew 21:43

                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. 

                    And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared 

                      unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like

                        gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.  And they

                            had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were

                              as the teeth of lions.  And they had breastplates,

                                 as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound

                                   of their wings was as the sound of chariots

                                       of many horses running to battle. And

                                        they had tails like unto scorpions, and

                                          there were stings in their tails: and

                                                    their power was to hurt

                                                          men five months


                                                         REVELATION 9

                                                        The Alignments of

                                                        Israel’s 70th Year,

                                                       Daniel’s 70th Week,

                                               And The Parables of Jesus



I believe that the Rapture will occur between June 5th and June 7th 2017.

Would you plan on Joining me in prayer and fasting in your home or church?


The basis for this belief is that Jesus specifically gave Jerusalem as a sign

and the Rapture then the New Age will be on Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary.

(50 representing Spiritual change in the Bible.)


The reason for naming(not setting) a date is to INSPIRE.

If we honor God by working for his kingdom and this not the date, then we say

"May we have the strength to keep working on". 

If this is a date we should "watch" for, then we will have begun in a timely manner
and our work
will have prepared our house and it will not be broken up (Mt 24:43).  

Either way it should not be a hindrance.


Here is a short summary of events that I will relate to the Bible.


May 1948 - Last Generation started as Israel(the fig tree) becomes a nation (Mt 24:32-34)
June 5-7, 1967 – Jerusalem owned by Jews, the times of the gentiles” ends (Luke 21:24)

1967 – April 2017 – Saber rattling increases against Israel.  Economies are stable.                    

            May 2017 – Possible aggregation of forces poised against Israel (Ezekiel 38).

            June 6th 2017 – Likely combined attack against Israel and America.

                                      If this happens, God thwarts the Israel attack but Mystery  

                                     Babylon (America? (7th Empire)) is destroyed (Revelation 17:10).

June 6th 2017 – Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary.  Rapture of believers and 144,000 sealed.

June 7th 2017 –  4 Horsemen of the apocalypse are released, seen as natural result of  the                

                          destruction of armies attacking Israel and / or attack on Mystery Babylon.

                          World economy destroyed, Sellers mourn, (Revelation 18).

July 2017 – World seeks new leadership and economic stability. (Tribulation begins).                         

May 2018 – Israel’s 70th anniversary, Temple sacrifices restart.


If you read Luke 17:22-37, Jesus is telling us ONLY about the Rapture.  That is why it is

separate and different  from the Mt 24 and Luke 21 prophecies, AND it reveals the dual

implication of the event "the housetop" and the "eagles" that have different meanings

to those that can see them.


In 2002 I had a dream.  I was standing on a platform floating high above the earth

 helping many people who were climbing up ladders, across the platform and into
open topped air shuttles which were taking off toward a beautiful city many miles
away that was also floating in the air. 

Over the edge of the platform I could see people on the earth below fighting, starving
and dying in all sorts of ways.

I wrote the dream down, thinking that it was given to lead me to assist others in
preparation for the rapture.  I had no idea how to begin.


After a few months I woke understanding that the parables of the Laborers in
Matthew chapter 20 was about 5 Ages.  I began to wake at night to write many
things that I would suddenly understand. In 2009 the meaning of the  70 Weeks
prophecy came showing the relationship of Mt 24:32, Luke 21:24 and Revelation 18. 
I believe what I understood at night are treasures to those who seek, they are not prophecies.

I am simply disclosing the generalities of what I see coming in the future. 


Interestingly, this writing is for the comfort of believers(seeing events in advance will lead us

to be diligent and secure in our faith), but at the same time many unsaved people will see things

coming, that can be avoided, andwill believe in Jesus to save them from the destruction to come. 


What if I were to tell you that SOON a new Worldwide Kingdom will come
upon the entire
earth and that the format, assignments and role of this kingdom

is already in place.

That is from the Bible


What if I were to tell you that just prior to that new Worldwide Kingdom,
the earth will
be decimated by war, famine, tidal waves, nuclear and meteor strikes

and gravitational stresses.

That is from the Bible 


What if I were to tell you that soon there will be a sudden destruction and that
no matter where
 you live on the earth the entire scope of your life will reel with the
changes it will bring.

That is from the Bible.


The three events from above, the last one, the soonest to occur, is "a snare" that Jesus

predicts in Luke 21:35, and will remove all true Believers in Jesus then immediately
destroy Mystery Babylon (most likely America) and seal 144,000 new preachers of the
kingdom of God.  The Middle event will follow that and be 7 years of chaos and the rise

of the antichrist empire and lead to the battle of Armageddon.  The first event listed will

be the Return of Jesus Christ the King to start his unending kingdom on the earth.

   

So, if you are content to be where you are in your life, and aren’t concerned in the least

what is about to happen soon, have a good day!


The next section will give the events that are due soon on the earth. 

Only a little context is given for the references but the research is behind them,

it is up to those who hear to follow up.



We see in Revelation chapter 18, a place being destroyed!


In light of the prophecies that show Israel and surrounding countries as being the central focus

 of the Last Days it does not seem that this place that is destroyed would be in Europe or the Middle East.


Revelation 18 also shows that because merchants(sellers) are devastated at this destruction,

 the place that is destroyed must be a BUYER of the marketed goods produced in other places. 

That would mean that the economy of that BUYING place was good and that the economic stability

 of that place was stabilizing the places that the seller merchants are from.


I believe this is America in 2017.


In Revelation chapter 6 we see the results on the world, from the destruction(whether nuclear or meteoric)

of this place, symbolized as 4 horsemen with these roles:


1.  White horse: - and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.


2.  Red horse: - takes peace from the earth that they should kill one another.


3.  Black horse: - food lack - scales weighing food in his hand, a measure of   


     wheat for a days wages.


4.     Pale horse: - his name is 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.


These 4 horsemen generalize the entire destruction that follows all through the book of Revelation.  

 They are not sequential, when they start they happen continually on the whole earth in varying degrees

and are reflected in all the plagues that come.


The events above are going to start to happen to the entire world in the next few years. 

 If you look at the last “What if I were to tell you” just prior to this chapter, that would be those next events.


The destruction of the place in Revelation 18 is just prior to and may be viewed as

the natural causes of the events that the 4 horsemen begin.


Jesus prophesied this in Luke 21:35-36 when he said “For as a snare shall it come on all

 them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. (36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always,

 that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to

 stand before the Son of man”. 


To match what Jesus says about ‘escaping all these things’ and the “snare”, Revelation 18

 just before this sudden destruction begins, says “come out of her my people that you

 partake not of her plagues”.


You see it’s the same thing, the same time and it is in synchronization with what Jesus

 says in Matthew 24:40 and Luke 17:34 about “one taken” and “one left”. 

You don’t want to be left on earth when these things happen.


Jesus said we should be understanding when it is about the time of the “snare”

and should be watching at that time.   


Lets look at the dates of the events around this destruction.

Israel’s 70th anniversary is in 2018.

Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary is in 2017.


Both the number 70 and 50 have deeper meanings in the Bible.


So the fact that Israel will never again have such notable dates to

celebrate should tell us something about that time frame.


I believe that they are telling us the exact times when the things you have
just read about are going to start.


Look at verse 36 above – what should we be doing?  Watching.


For what?  For anything that would give us a clue when the possibility

 of these things might be beginning to happen.


Jesus said specifically in Luke 21:24 that when Jerusalem was owned again

 by the Jews that the “times of the gentiles” would be over! 


That is a clue.


The number 50 in the Bible is used to consistently show the bringing in of a NEW Spiritual status. 

For example, the infilling of the Holy Spirit on the disciples was on the 50th day (Acts 2),

a Jubilee (freedom year) was on the 50th year(Leviticus 25:10) and the Jews honor the 50th day

 after the Passover as the date when the Law was given on Mount Sinai.


So you see, when the “times of the gentiles” is over, we are in a waiting a period of 50 years

(see my other writings as to why years not days) for a new Spiritual situation. 


From June 1967 to June 2017 is 50 years.


In this incidence, the new Spiritual status will be God sealing the 144,000 Jews as predicted in Revelation 7.

The week starting June 4, 1967 was when the 6 Day War began - to combat the attack against Israel by surrounding countries.

Between June 5th and  7th Jerusalem became “not trodden down” or owned by gentiles as we see predicted in Luke 21:24.

The same days of the week fall in 2017 as they did in 1967, should we not pay attention to that?

Jesus says in Matthew 24:42 to “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come”.

He said that, just after telling us of a supernatural event where he gives several examples of two people

together, working or sleeping, and one of them is taken to be with him and one person is left behind. 


Don’t be left behind!

Jesus said as he went off to pray the night before he was taken, then came back to find the disciples sleeping

“What, could ye not watch with me one hour?  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation”. 


So it’s quite possible that we can know almost to the hour when the rapture will be. 


Don’t fall into temptation at that time, but be diligent in watching. 


We get more insight from 1Thessalonians 5:2-9 where it says about the world situation

 “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them

 and they shall not escape” 4  “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should

overtake you as a thief  6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober”. 

7  “For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night”

 8  “But let us, who are of the day, be sober… “ 9  “For God hath not appointed us to wrath…”.


During that period of June 5th and 6th 2017, 50 years after Israel gained control of Jerusalem,

we should pay attention as if Jesus himself had asked us to “watch with me one hour”  - Matthew 26:40. 


1Thessalonians 5:9 winds up with “For God hath not appointed us to wrath”, in Revelation 18:4

 (after an angel lights the earth – the Rapture) it  comparatively says “Come out of her my people…

that ye receive not of her plagues”.  These verses ring of the same event.  


In Jeremiah 29:10 God frees Israel to return home after 70 years of being in captivity,

so as God uses this number in relation to a previous Israel, is it not likely in this current time

He might use 70 years to free Israel to the truth, to witness and believe? 


That’s the date, sudden destruction, a special choosing of 144,000 witnesses by God and the

 beginning of the march of the 4 horsemen on the parts of the world not already destroyed.


Note that the 4 angels(that have control over the horsemen?) in Revelation chapter 7

are told not to harm the earth until God seals the 144,000. 


That is a distinct end of an Age, Just as Jesus could not have started his preaching of the

Kingdom in Matthew chapter 4 until the preaching to the Jews by John the Baptist had stopped,

 the sealing of the 144,000 cannot begin until the current group of witnesses of Jesus Christ are removed. 


Get ready now, because if you are not already ready, it will come too quickly to adequately respond.


Matthew 24: 50 - 51 “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and

 in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the

 hypocrites: there shall be  weeping and gnashing of teeth.”.


That does not sound very pleasant does it? 


You can agree with God right now that your Life is not what he wants it to be, and it’s not what you

 want it to be either.  Dissatisfaction, strife, repeating the same crummy processes.  You can change

 your Heart right now.  Stop and ask Jesus to come into your heart, that you accept the forgiveness

that he gave his life for and that you commit to a new direction for your life, to become His disciple

and for Grace to Love as Jesus loved and to be one of His people who are worthy to escape the wrath to come.


Say, and walk in these words and you are GUARENTEED forgiveness and a place of total

acceptance in God’s eternal family! 


 

America, a pre-destruction?


Jesus gives us 2 major timing prophecies that reinforces the relevancy

of the date in relation to today’s world scenario. 

Others may disagree with what I see these prophecies as meaning.


Prophecy One: Jesus said in Matthew 24:32 that when the fig tree (Israel)

 becomes a nation (this happened in 1948) that we would be in the Last Generation.


Prophecy Two: Jesus said in Luke 21:24 that when Jerusalem is owned

again by the Jews (this happened in 1967), that the “times of the gentiles

was over.


So we are in the ‘Last Generation’  since 1948 AND ‘end of the gentile times since 1967!


Two big prophecies that should make us be aware that we should

be “watching”,  as Jesus told us to do many, many times. 


We have seen Whats going to happen and When it’s going to happen, lets see Where it’s going to happen. 


“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and

the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at

all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy 

sorceries were all nations deceived.”  - Revelation 18:23 


All of Rev 18 is about the destruction of one limited place.  The entire earth is not destroyed

 because those not destroyed in chapter 18 mourn the place that was destroyed.  As said before,

 a group of people were told to “come out of her”  before the destruction.  This could not be the

 coming of Jesus to set up his kingdom because that ends all things and there would not be

 merchants at this times due to the extensive damage to earth by the judgments throughout

Revelation and the battle of Armageddon.


The limited type of destruction talked about in Revelation 18 could easily bring on the effects

 that the 4 horsemen produce though.


Revelation 18 describes a group of “great men of the earth”, they were money men themselves

, owners of huge conglomerates, of stock markets that bought and sold everything and made a

 profit doing it, other merchants and businesses respected them, and mourn when they are wiped out

 – IN ONE HOUR!  (Rev 18:8)


I believe this is describing America.


Revelation 18 starts out with the pronouncement in verse 2 that “Babylon the great is fallen”,

we see that the “earth was lightened” and a people were called to “come out of her”.


Read again the verse underneath the chapter heading.


It does not take a genius to see which country is producing a Gospel “voice”,

 (radio, TV, internet), that is silenced in the verse above.


The positive side is that there was a voice coming out, right until the end. 

Once that is gone we see suppression, false Christs, false religion etc.


The starkness and reality of the truth that the New generation of the 144,000 will bring

with it is a different age and are specifically the “chosen” from the parable of the workers in Matthew 20:16


In the Revelation18:23 verse above, what was taken out? 


The Light.  


Jesus said that He is the light of the world in John 9:5.  


“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel” Jesus said,.. so


until this specific time (above) the Light of testimony had been shining.


Once the church is taken out (“come out of her my people”) by the Rapture from this one

 particular nation the verse called “in thee” which did have the light coming out of it, there

 will no longer be any light in it at all (there will be no more Gospel light in it or coming

 out of it, and perhaps even no livable physical environment).


Matthew 21:43 says:  Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you,

and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”.


That verse was prophecy about America receiving the evangelistic Gospel message and soon it

will come to the point where “the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee”! 


Then, I believe that that allocation of the resources to “a nation” to spread the Gospel is

 reversed as the Rapture and sudden destruction destroys it to the point that that nation

shall no more have the light in it”.  America as the messenger of the Gospel ceases,

while the original intent of the spreading of the Gospel goes back to Israel through the

sealing of the 144,000 (Rev 7). 


Has any nation brought forth more fruit than America?


Think of the Gospel shared, the missionaries sent, the orphanages opened, even the mostly

 peaceful society within that our country has had, all based on American Christians being obedient to God.


Note the reference to ‘sorceries’, would that describe things like technology, graphics, CGI interfaced movies,

maximized manhood and womanhood… things that would make other nations want to buy and emulate the

vanities and technological advances (sorceries) of our nation?


What nation, above all nations has advanced those things? 


All the writings in Revelation about Babylon being so fantastic and filled with idols…

how could the existing Babylon (which, as we have recently heard is being slightly rebuilt)

become such a world power that the merchants of the earth would weep over her. 

Especially with America, Europe and China still in the picture. 


We see the nation that gets destroyed is symbolic Babylon, a rich nation with a lot of trade

partners and technology, and those seeing her destruction can stand “far off” (physically distanced, as to be safe).


Haven’t you ever thought about all those Revelation destructions… a third of the trees and grass,

a third of the waters, a third of the people all destroyed, yet it seems that society still continues

up until armies are raised at the battle of Armageddon to fight.  Could it be that all those one third

destructions are located in one area, away from Europe and the Middle East? 


Let’s look at two verses to get a better understanding of what I believe to be a prediction

of America and see how this matches Revelation chapter 18.


Romans 10:18 - 19 “ But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth,

and their words unto the ends of the world.  But I say, Did not Israel know?  First Moses saith,

I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you”.


This is a prediction of a nation that can take their sound & words to all the earth, not just at the start

of a technological period (like Marconi and the invention of the radio) but at the end of a

development cycle, when the existing technology AND distribution, at THAT TIME, “their sound”

would cover the entire earth.


American radio, television and movies are at that point more than any other.  


And specifically those words will provoke Israel, because, I believe, those words

going to all the earth will be about Jesus, who was rejected by Israel.


And the verse is referring to a nation that was not a nation at the time this was

 written (“them that are no people”) or a ‘melting pot’ nation.


So we can see that America would fit in three points (1) a merchant nation,

(2) a nation that can take their message (as American Christian stations do) around the world, and

(3) that message would not be appealing to Israel.

I think that the way liberal thinking has made America today, to comment on the

“foolish nation” aspect of the verse would be redundant. 


In the bible what is the symbol we associate with Babylon?

The tower… what does a tower in America symbolize – Broadcasting –

their sound went into all the earth”. 


As the tower of Babel attempted to reach to the heavens, God confounded their

languages and scattered them upon all the face of the earth…. America represents all

those languages brought together again in a mixing pot – and also transmitted on the

airwaves, ready to be scattered by the rapture. 


Could we say that the verse that I believe takes the Gospel from the Jews to America:

“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given

to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”(Mt 21:43),

could also apply at the end of this Age, only to appoint the Gospel back to Israel? 


So America fits a nation that would bring forth fruits of the kingdom of God,

the sound going around the world, and a nation that did not exist when that was predicted. 


Another thought on this is what we can see from the timing of the World Empires predicted

 in Revelation 17:10: “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is

not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.  And the beast that was,

and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 

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”.


 


A world empire (America, like the nation who’s merchants were the great men of the earth

from the chapter verse) would be the 7th empire.  It would last a “short space” (destroyed?  How?). 

But out of the remains or structure or last leadership of the 7th the 8th Empire the Antichrist would rise.


After Revelation 17 talks about these 8 world kingdoms it goes into a little detail about the 8th

 empire (just beginning) but in Revelation chapter 18 it jumps back into specific detail about a

 nation that is destroyed.  I believe that Revelation 18 is the detail of the destruction of the short

 7th world empire described in Revelation chapter 17.


So we can see that America would fit in six points (1) a merchant nation, (2) a nation shining the light,

(3)  a nation that can take their message  around the world, (4) a message not be appealing to Israel,

 (5) a nation that did not exist at that time (6) a nation with a big imprint but a short history.  


Can see that the timeframe of the rapture IS something God wants us to see and prepare for. 

And if you can look at the information pertaining to the date of the rapture and see 2017 as the

best timing then you can see the evidence that America could be the nation that the Bible talks about

 as being suddenly destroyed…. then futuristically you can understand a lot.


Then we can move on to the next question which is, can we see HOW America

 will be destroyed at the same time as the rapture. 


Let’s focus in on the instant of the rapture.


Jesus says that some will be sleeping and some will be working (Mt 24:40-41, Luke 17:34-36). 

This shows that the rapture will be world wide, while we work in America, others are sleeping in Asia. 


But there is another warning in Luke, just a little before Jesus talks about the ‘ones being taken and the ones being left’. 


Here is the context:

Luke 17:27 “They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,

until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold,

they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it

rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed”. 


I am going to stop here just for a second… notice what happens in each of these events,

life is going on as normal then there is a sudden destruction.


In Noah’s day the Luke verse above says that a flood came and destroyed them all. 


But, in the day Lot went out of Sodom, “it rained fire and brimstoneon a specific place. 

Jesus says it’s going to happen in that same manner

in the day when the Son of man  is revealed”!  Destruction on a specific place.


God has said that the earth will never be flooded again but is Jesus telling us that

 on the day the Rapture happens – it will rain fire and brimstone? 

That seems to fit in with a one third destruction, in one hour, if that is true,

perhaps many won’t even notice that there has been a rapture?


 


But here is an even bigger point, since Jesus is telling us that on that day there will be fire

and brimstone, he begins to tell us what to do as we see it coming: (Luke 17)

31  “In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house,

 let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

 32  Remember Lot's wife.

33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it”.


The verses above are different from the ones in Matthew 24:16 where Jesus says those in

Judea should flee to the mountains (that was about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D

.(how do you flee Fire & Brimstone?)). 


The verses 31 to 33 (above) are about not looking back, and not fleeing,

 but being ready to lose our lives, to preserve our lives in God!


THIS IS ABOUT PREPARING FOR THE RAPTURE and the very next verse takes us there…(Luke 17)


 34 “I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.


35 Two shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.


 36 Two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.


 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them,

Wheresoever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together”. 


Now we can see the ‘Eagle and Body” verse in the context of the

‘body’ of believers being taken from the earth,  but the word

“carcase” is used  in the comparative verse in Mt 24:28 where physical

bodies are destroyed at the same time as the rapture.


Revelation 18:8  “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning,

 and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God

who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived

deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!

for in one hour is thy judgment come.” 


What if all eternity hangs on our acceptance of God's offer of  Love?

And we reject that and decide to choose our own way, or try to hang on to the old wrong ways

 as long as we can.  Isn’t that the same rebellion against God that Satan had. 


We can’t come to God anytime WE choose (John 6:65).

It has to be in response to the Holy Spirit calling us.


But if you feel he is talking to you now…

You can say right now “I choose Jesus and accept his payment for my sins and I AM

going to get off this path of destruction right now and become a follower of the truth

in Jesus because Jesus said  that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only

begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world

through him might be saved”  and I accept that.  (John 3:16-17) 


If you prayed that prayer then you have a promise –

that he will never leave you or forsake you !  (Hebrews 13:5)


Fellow servant, Do what Jesus did and also told us to do:


“…If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” - Mt 16:24.


What did Jesus deny himself?  He denied himself just about everything.


But it’s not in the ‘what’ He denied himself, it’s about the ‘act of self denial’.


In other words, make it a practice to say ‘No’ to the things you know are wrong.   


Let us begin to live according to the Spirit, Galatians 2:20 says:


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave himself for me 


Now is the time to change!


If you prayed, then Ephesians 1:13  says that you will be sealed for God:

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation:

in whom also after that ye believed,ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise “. 


The resurrection of Jesus from the dead, shows God’s acknowledgement of that payment for our sin

and promises us the same Eternal Life that Jesus had when he said “I am he that liveth, and was dead;

and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death”.  Revelation 1:18 


What happens on the earth at this time?


Revelation 17:10-12  “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other

is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.  And the beast that was,

and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.  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”. 

John was writing under Roman rule so Rome would be the 6th Empire,

the “and one is” from the verse above.  But the 7th king (World Empire)

lasts just a “short space”.


What other world empire has there been since Rome that has lasted only a short time but

 could be clearly seen as a World Empire (China & Europe have a long standing history). 

 And what other nation has the traits of ‘bearing fruit’, having the light of the gospel, and

being a ‘buying’ nation whose destruction would impact the world drastically? 


Looking at America I can see her currently as a world Empire and in terms of history,

she has not been around a long time so if America is the main part of the Fire & Brimstone

destruction of Luke 17:29, just after a “snare” comes on all the world, that would fit the role

of a nation that historically could be said would “continue a short space”. 


Other nations are still around that were former world empires (Italy – Greece etc.) but in this verse it sounds

 to me like when this 7th empire is gone there is no trace left of it’s lingering influence. 


So, could America be the nation that is destroyed at the time of the rapture?

You will have to think about that for yourself, but there are many other arguments for

that idea that we have not even touched upon – take a look at Isaiah chapter 18 for instance,

find others, let the Holy Spirit guide you. 


The 8th Empire will be the one that breaks in pieces and tears mentioned in Daniel 7:7 and also seen in detail

in Revelation chapter 13, but chronologically I believe that the rapture and then the destruction in Revelation

 chapter 18 will happen before that 8th Empire is revealed.


I believe Jesus really meant it in Luke 16:16 when he said that there would
be no official  prophets in the church age
(“The law and the prophets were
until John”),  but Jesus said in Matthew 13:52 that our treasure is to be
instructed about the kingdom of heaven” and that “secrets” would be revealed,
not through prophecies but through understanding his parables (Matthew 13:35).


The flow of the Bible is beautiful in the sequence where Jesus introduces parables. 
Jesus is accused of being used by Satan in Matthew chapter 12,

in chapter 13 he begins speaking in parables and then says that this is because
he does not want the religious leaders who accused him to hear about the kingdom,
then he says that “secrets” will be known through parables and that those who are
“instructed” will have treasures to reveal. 

In all the epistles I do not see Jesus saying that there will be any future prophets at all….
Through “instruction” and “dreams” Joel said (2:28) we would be aware that we are in
the last days
and the actions we need to take toward that end.



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