In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Tribulation and the Supper of the Great God
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
If one is under the impression the world is experiencing God’s judgment and wrath at this (current) time by way of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, drought, heatwaves and tsunami’s…. think again…. the time we are living in cannot compare to the Tribulation, besides, Christ isn’t warning the church today (singular), which is his body, on the contrary, he is currently building it, one individual at a time.
We are a church which cannot lose its standing, as we are complete in him (Colossians 2:10), whereas the churches (plural) mentioned in Revelation, can (lose their standing).
NB: The church of the Dispensation of Grace, the body of Christ, won’t be present during the Tribulation.
Unlike localised natural events at this time, God will rain down supernatural plagues on the world during the Tribulation as he did in Egypt, like hail, darkness, turning water into blood and boils/sores that don’t heal…
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.
(Biblical/spiritual knowledge increases (Daniel 12:4; Hosea 4:6))
*Christ warns the seven Hebrew churches of their failures. (Revelation 2-3).
*The Antichrist, who is a charismatic spiritual world leader, enters the world stage. (Revelation 13:1-8; Revelation 6:2)
-He rises up out of the sea (nations).
-He is powerful; having great authority.
-He is mortally wounded in the head, but miraculously survives.
-He gets his power from the dragon.
-He speaks great things and blasphemies (against God).
-Power is given to him over all nations.
-His one arm is disabled and he is blind in the right eye. (Zechariah 11:17)
-He is in all likelihood a Jew in the flesh. (Daniel 11:37; Genesis 49:16-17)
*The false prophet too, enters the world stage. (Revelation 13:11-18)
-He looks meek but his spirit is ferocious.
-He causes people to worship the beast and his image.
-He performs miracles and wonders, by making fire come down from heaven.
– He makes people take the mark of the beast.
God warns those who worship the beast and his image that they will experience his wrath and be tortured with fire and brimstone and have no rest. (Revelation 14:11)
*The measuring of the Temple takes place during the Tribulation (Revelation 11:1-2). (Considering it would take a few years to build, construction would in all likelihood commence at the beginning of the Tribulation).
A great war takes place, and is noted for its “great sword”. Food shortages, hunger and famine ensue, the end result being death on a large scale, not only from starvation, but from wild beasts (people fleeing to safety to remote areas), and obviously by the sword. With war also comes the persecution of believers, the result of all of this being, a quarter of the world’s population is killed off. (Revelation 6:4-9). Revelation 6:2 says the Antichrist conquers…
*The everlasting gospel is preached to all earth dwellers (The kingdom gospel of the New Testament) (Revelation 14:6)
*144 000 men from the twelve tribes of Israel are sealed (Revelation 7:4)
*Power is given to two witnesses. They have the power to shut heaven, to turn water into blood and smite with plagues. When their testimony is finished, the beast which ascends out the bottomless pit makes war against them, and kills them.
Their bodies lie in the street of the great city called Sodom and Egypt where Christ was crucified (Jerusalem). Jews and nations see them, yet leave their bodies lying in the street for three and a half days, rejoicing, making merry and sending one another gifts because these two tormented them, so they are happy to see them dead. But God breaths life into them, and soon after they are caught up to heaven, a great earthquake occurs, which kills 7 000 people. (Revelation 11:3)
*There is hail and fire mingled with blood, and a third of all trees and green grass is burnt. (Revelation 8:7)
*A burning mountain is cast into the sea causing the sea to turn into blood, killing a third of all marine life and destroying a third of all ships. (Revelation 8:8-9)
*A star called Wormwood falls into a third of rivers and fountains, poisoning them and those who drink from them, die. (Revelation 8:11; Jeremiah 9:15; Amos 5:7)
*A third part of the sun, moon and stars are smitten, making the days shorter and the nights not only longer, but darker. No full moon, no full sun, less stars to light the sky… (in winter it will be worse as the days are shorter). (Revelation 8:12)
*A falling star opens the bottomless pit causing smoke to come out of it, which in turn not only blacks out the sun, but also makes it look like it’s coming from a great furnace, out of which supernatural creatures appear which go on to torture men for five months, and so badly, they wish for death. (Revelation 9:1)
*The wind is prevented from blowing on the earth and sea. (Revelation 7:1). And the heat of the sun becomes stronger, scorching men with fire, yet they still curse God. (Revelation 16:8). Imagine there being no wind day after day during the time of an endless heatwave...
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; (Revelation 6:12)
*Revelation contains a secret…. the utterances of the seven thunders, for now, it is not made known what they are… John was told to seal this information and not write it down. (Revelation 10:4)
The blood will flow during the Tribulation:
“And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14:15)
*The woman travailing in birth is Israel who is giving birth to her Messiah while the dragon waits for a chance to devour him. There is war in heaven: Michael and his angels against the dragon and his fallen angels. Of course, the dragon and his minions lose and are cast down to earth, he then proceeds to go after the woman (the little flock) and also persecutes the remnant of her seed. We now have an enraged devil and his minions running around the planet… imagine the consequences of this… (John 16:21; Revelation 12:2; Revelation 12:7-8)
*Men who have taken the mark of the beast and worship his image are given a noisome and grievous sore on their bodies. (Revelation 16:2)
*The sea becomes like the blood of a dead man and kills every living soul. (in the sea) (Revelation 16:3)
*The rivers and fountains also become blood. (Revelation 16:4)
*The plagues even affect the seat of the Antichrist and his kingdom with pain, sores and darkness. (Revelation 16:10)
*The Euphrates river dries up preparing the way for the kings of the east to go into battle, who themselves are now possessed by devils. (Revelation 9:14-20)
*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, 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. (Revelation 16:13-14)
*The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. (Revelation 16:17
*There is an earthquake so great, the sun is blackened, the moon turns red, heaven departs like a scroll, the mountains and islands move out of their places and stars fall to earth… which causes even great men to run and hide in fear… (Revelation 6:12-15)
“And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” (Revelation 16:19)
*Babylon is fallen, that great city (Jerusalem). (Revelation 14:8)
*The judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. (Revelation 17:1; Revelation 19:2)
According to Revelation 17 & 18 the Antichrist rules a wealthy and successful empire of nations, which in turn rules the entire world which includes apostate Jews (Israel is known as the whore who commits fornication with the heathen nations and who killed the prophets that God sent her.)
*Take note: the woman sits upon the scarlet beast, almost as if she is steering or controlling it, or has prime position in the empire. Israel is always referred to in the feminine form ~ a woman, a bride a whore… “she”.
*Islam and apostate Jews have one important thing in common: they are both Christ haters and Christ deniers. In fact, when Gentiles convert to Judaism they are told to spit on the Cross and on Christian churches.
It is because of these reasons the flock is referred to as being “little”, as in “little flock”. Not many Jews have a love for Christ, the Son of God. In fact my own family mock, ridicule and laugh at the “stupid Jew”. And it’s also the reason why Hollywood movies in particular are riddled with the blaspheming of his name: simply because Hollywood is riddled with apostate Jews (in the flesh).
*A woman sits upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns, arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
*Upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. The woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
*And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
*The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
And here is the mind which hath wisdom.
The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth [Jerusalem sits on seven hills]
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.
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth [Jerusalem]
Another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire:
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.
Daniel 7:3-8 refers to four kingdoms or world empires which ruled over Israel in the past, and the fourth will rule once again, which is the Roman Empire whose power moved from Rome to Constantinople (Istanbul)… The Ottoman Empire… and the little horn is the Antichrist, the “Emperor” who speaks great things (Revelation 13:5).
And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Revelation 18:21)
And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (Revelation 18:24)
The marriage of the Lamb (Christ the Messiah) is come, and his wife (Israel) hath made herself ready. (Revelation 19:7; Revelation 19:9)
The supper of the great God: The Battle of Armageddon
*An angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. (Revelation 19:17)
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. (Revelation 19:19)
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.