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DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 1

Daniel 9:24-27

December 20, 2008

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From Now to the beginning of the last 1260 days of Daniel’s 70 Weeks

Dardanelle MBC began to issue Prophecy Updates some eight years ago and, during that time period, I have been consistent in the chronological sequence of events I believe will  begin when Israel attacks across her northern border.  So I will then follow the sequence in 1 to 5, (1) to (5), (1) to (6), and (1) to (8). They are found repeatedly in hundreds of Prophecy Archive Updates and Blogs we have issued since the last century, and are as follows:

1. Antichrist will attack Israel in response to her attack. He will lead 10 Arab nations in a pre-planned lightening counterattack Jihad from the north out of Syria and Lebanon.

2. Two-thirds of the Israeli population will perish in the attack.

3. Jerusalem will fall to the Arab nations.

4. The Arab nations will take the land from Dan to Beersheba.

5. One-third of Israel will flee into the Negev Wilderness, where it will remain under a hudna (truce) until trumpet 7 sounds.

(1) I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – 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. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

(2) 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.  (See Archive Prophecy Update 93)

(3) Zechariah 14:1,2 – Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [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.

(4) & (5) 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.

Since I hold to the prophetic interpretation all the publications prior to 1740 put forth concerning the “he” in Daniel 9:27, I am concerned that a lot of believers are going to be in shock when all this suddenly begins to occur without a prolonged period of an antichrist arising in Europe, without a written peace treaty that lasts three and one half years, and a lot of other prophetic interpretations by TV prophetic experts that give the impression we have a long time before all this begins to happen.  I am concerned about this to the extent that I am going to repeat what I believe about Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks of Years.  I hope you will consider it, even if you don’t believe it.  If it is correct, then it would be beneficial to you when it happened.  What follows is Part I of a 10 part series that will be issued on the Blog during the next 10 days.

THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY!  Part 1

God revealed to Daniel that Jeremiah’s prophecy of seventy years of captivity, which would accomplish the desolation of Jerusalem, had a secondary interpretation involving a much longer period of time.

Daniel 9:1,2 – In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; [2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

Then, from 9:24 through 9:27, Daniel unveils the events of a lengthy time period that would affect Israel and the holy city of Jerusalem for 490 years (7 X 70 years).  He understands each year of Jeremiah’s prophecy to be equal to seven years, and identifies each period of seven years as one week.

Daniel 9:24 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

The contextual subject of this entire discourse involves the activity of “the Messiah the Prince,” Jesus Christ, up to the time of his cutting off in the midst of the last week, and the events which will again involve him as the last part of that week is set in motion when Daniel’s clock begins to tick again. The Holy City will again be overrun from the north by the troops of the antichrist, as it was by Titus in AD 70.  I have never found any pre-1740 commentary on the Bible that identified the “he” of Daniel 9:27 as the antichrist.  They were unanimous in identifying the “he” as Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes, and I am convinced that Jesus Christ is the correct interpretation.

During the prophetic period of 490 years, Daniel predicted in 9:24 the following events would be carried out by “the Messiah the Prince” of 9:25.

(1)  Messiah finishes believer’s condemning transgression against God.

(2)  Messiah ends believer’s condemning sins against God.

(3)  Messiah completes believer’s reconciliation to God for iniquity.

(4)  Messiah brings in everlasting righteousness.

(5)  Daniel’s vision of 9:22-24, and its prophecies, would be completed as the 490 years ended at Messiah’s Second Advent.

(6)  The Messiah’s anointing would end the period of 490 years.

Four of these events have already been fulfilled by Messiah the Prince, Jesus Christ, and the last two will be completed at his Second Advent.  These events, and Scriptures associated with their fulfillment follow:

(1) Messiah finishes believer’s condemning transgression against God.

John 19:30 + Isaiah 53:12 – When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. [12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

(2) Messiah ends believer’s condemning sins against God.

I Peter 2:24 + Isaiah 53:10 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. [10] Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

(3) Messiah completes believer’s reconciliation to God for iniquity.

II Corinthians 5:19 + Isaiah 53:11 – To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. [11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

(4) Messiah brings in everlasting righteousness for believers.

Romans 4:3-8 + Isaiah 55:3-5 – For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. [4] Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. [5] But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. [6] Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, [7] Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [8] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. [3] Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. [4] Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. [5] Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

(5) The Rapture occurs on Revelation Trumpet 7 and all the saved all judged in Hevan

Revelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

Daniel 12:1,2 – 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.

Revelation16:15 – Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

(6) Daniel’s vision of 9:22-24 will be completed as the 490 years end at Messiah’s Second Advent.

Revelation 16:16-21 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [17] And 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. [18] 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. [19] 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. [20] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. [21] 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.

Daniel 12:4-10 – But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. [5] Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. [6] And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? [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. [8] And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? [9] And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. [10] Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

“that it shall be for a time, times, and an half” – This will have all been done when Jesus comes at his 2nd Advent to win and end the final battle of Armageddon.

Revelation 16:16,17 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [17] And 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.

(7) The anointing of the Messiah, the most Holy One, ends the period of 490 years.

Ezekiel 39:7,9 – So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. [8] Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken. [28] Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. [29] Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.

(8) And this is the anointing of the Holy of Holies by the most Holy Anointed One, Jesus Christ, as he enters the Millennial Temple.

Ezekiel 43:1-7 – Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: [2] And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. [3] And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. [4] And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. [5] So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. [6] And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me. [7] And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

Lord willing, I will continue the exposition of Daniel 9:24-27 in future Blogs.

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DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 2

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS

PART 2

Daniel 9:24-27

Part 1 was put up on April 26, 2014

December 22, 2008

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THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 2

According to the Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions, the Evangelical Protestantism Movement emerged in Britain in the 1730s.  The conversion of John Wesley in 1738 is often regarded as the start of the evangelical movement.  Wesley was forced to preach out of doors and to eventually develop an organization of his own.   From 1740 to 1800 the evangelicals were drawn into the movement primarily from Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, nonconformist Protestant bodies such as the Congregationalists, and from some Baptist groups. And it shocked many when the Evangelical Movement had spread to the Church of England by 1800.  It was a movement of great emotional outbursts and feelings which affected virtually every corner of preaching and teaching.

Within the Evangelical Movement a different viewpoint arose in the teaching of prophecy, particularly in the interpretation of Daniel 9:27.  I have diligently searched for any commentary published before 1740 that indicated the three “HE’S” in Daniel 9:27 were the antichrist, and have not found a single one.  I am not saying one does not exist, but I have been looking for years, and have never found one.  All publications before 1740 clearly identified the three “HE’S” as Jesus Christ, “the Messiah the Prince,” or as Antiochus Epiphanes.  It has stunned me as to how much of our teaching today about the antichrist is all tied back to the belief that the antichrist is the one referred to in Daniel 9:27.  I beg of you to take a good look at the series on the 70 Weeks of Daniel exposition I am now presenting in Parts. Even if you think it is hogwash, please carefully read all the Parts .  If it is correct, it will help you to understand what is going on when the antichrist does not follow the pattern currently taught in most religious circles.  If it is wrong, it will have done you no harm, but please read it.  I have no ulterior motive for gain in presenting it to you.

My motive is a very simple one.  I am an old man who is living on borrowed time, and I am very concerned that many are going to be confused when prophetic events suddenly conclude in a manner quite different from what they expect.  For better or for worse, I believe the religious world took a wrong turn in prophetic teaching in 1740, and that many believe what is erroneously tied back to the antichrist representing the three “HE’S” in Daniel 9:27.  It makes a terrific difference in the way the end days in which we now live will come down.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

I fully exposited on Daniel 9:24 in Part 1 of the previous Blog, establishing how Daniel had learned, from Jeremiah’s writings, that seventy weeks of years were determined upon the people of Israel and their holy city Jerusalem.  Under Daniel’s formula for the period, each one of Jeremiah’s seventy years was equal to seven years, and he identified each seven year period as one week of years (So 7 X 70 = 490 years or 70 weeks of years).  In verse 25 he gives us a starting point for his prophetic clock to begin ticking toward a countdown of 490 years or 70 weeks of years.

Daniel 9:25 – Know therefore and understand, that FROM the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem UNTO the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

The 490 year time clock was to start ticking when “the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem” was issued.  However, there were four different proclamations issued by three Persian kings:

1.  The Decree of Cyrus in 536 B.C.

2.  The Decree of Darius Hystaspes in 519 B.C.

3.  The first Decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus in 457 B.C.

4.  The second Decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus in 445 B.C.

The Scripture indicated that FROM the time the commandment (decree) was issued UNTIL the Messiah the Prince arrived, would be 69 weeks of years or 483 years (7 weeks + 62 weeks = 69 weeks of years)  ( 7 X 69 = 483 years)

Now, some problems arise in the establishment of historical dates that begin at “FROM” and end at “UNTIL” – Are these prophetic years or calendar years – How are they affected by corrections to the Gentile calendars by Rome – And how are they affected by the lunar calendar used by the Hebrews? All these things make it difficult to decide which one of the four decrees applies to Daniel 9:25.  Was Daniel indicating solar years of 365.25 or prophetic lunar years of 360 days?  Most likely he meant years of 360 days.

Which one of the four decrees was the one that Daniel indicated in his prophecy?  The decree of Cyrus in 536 B.C. was limited to the building of the Temple.  The decree of Darius Hystaspes was also limited to the building of the Temple.  The first decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus in 457 B.C. demonstrated a larger range of granting authority to carry out all that needed to be done, much more than the two decrees before it.  His second decree in 445 B.C. is also very specific in its instruction and authority to rebuild Jerusalem.  So, we are able, because of the lack of reference “to restore and to build Jerusalem” in the first two decrees, to say that it must be one of the two issued by Artaxerxes Longimanus in 457 B. C. and 445 B.C.

If Daniel’s prophecy is based on our present calendar year, which I doubt, then FROM the time Artaxerxes first decree was issued in 457 B.C. until the baptism of Jesus the Messiah in 27 A.D., would be 483 years or 69 weeks.  This was the viewpoint held by the great Baptist Bible expositor B.H. Carroll in the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds.  But Dr. Carroll makes this statement in his writings on Daniel 9:25, when dealing with prophetic years of 360 days: “Hengstenberg, on the other hand, while agreeing with the second decree of 445 B.C., controverts the theory of a year of 360 days, and contests the date usually accepted (445 B.C.).  By an elaborate historical argument of great plausibility he seeks to prove that the 20th year of Artaxerxes Longimanus falls on the date 455 B.C. and then, by adding 483 years, Hengstenberg puts Christ’s acknowledgment by His Father, at His baptism, as the true coming of Messiah the Prince.”  Sir Robert Anderson has two books on Daniel, “The Coming Prince” and “Daniel in the Critic’s Den.”  He uses the usually accepted debt of 445 B.C. and articulates a strong time sequence to prove his conclusions.

Now, please allow me to state my conclusions.  I was taught certain things about Daniel 9:24-27 by many old preachers who are now at home with the Lord.  Many of them were born in the 19th century and lived into the thirties, forties, and fifties of the 20th.  In northern Arkansas where I was raised, these old fellows read after the leading Baptist theologians of their day from books they had procured from old book stores or the libraries of older preachers when they died.  Some of these books were written in the late 18th and early 19th century, and they finally just worn out and fell apart from constant use.  They didn’t have opportunity to attend a seminary, but they were diligent in reading the works of the Baptists who did.  These are the men who first taught me prophecy many years before I graduated from seminaries, colleges, and universities.  In the weeks to come, Lord willing, I am going to pass on to you what they taught me, and you may be surprised.  Now, in all honesty, before God and man, I believe it was 483 years “FROM” the decree “UNTO” the baptism of Jesus, when he began His earthly ministry.  I accept it by faith in God’s word.  The problem is not with the Word of God, it is with the human setting of the time of the proper decree.

My main reason for writing such a lengthy discourse was to show how difficult it is to absolutely fix the precise date the proclamation was issued to which Daniel referred.  BUT I AM DELIGHTED TO TELL YOU THAT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT CAN BE PROVEN BY A SINGLE WORD, THE WORD “AFTER” IN DANIEL 9:26A.

Daniel 9:25,26A – Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And AFTER threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself:  (The 7 weeks is understood in Hebrew literary style to also be added to the 62 in verse 26 so as to avoid redundancy in a flowing chronological sequence of events, i.e. AFTER 69 weeks.  Otherwise, Messiah would have been cut off before he was born.)

The Hebrew word used for “AFTER” is “ACHAR,” which means, in context, “AFTERWARD.”  This same word “ACHAR” is used in the following Scriptures.

Jeremiah 31:33 – But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; AFTER those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Joel 2:28 – And it shall come to pass AFTERWARD, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Hosea 3:5 – AFTERWARD shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.

Hosea 6:2 – AFTER two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

The vast majority of prophetic expositors today claim that Messiah was cut off, crucified, to END the 69th week, bringing the hands of Daniel’s clock to a standstill, and that we have a full week of seven years waiting to be fulfilled when it begins to tick again, but that cannot be true since Christ was crucified AFTER the 69th week during the 70th week, leaving less than seven years to be fulfilled.

The significance of the placement of “AFTER” in Daniel 9:26A cannot be overemphasized.  Why?  Because it definitely states that Messiah would not be cut off to END the 69th week, but would be crucified “AFTER” it, at some time in the 70th week.  The clock of Daniel stopped ticking at some time in the final 70th week.  So when was Jesus cut off by crucifixion in the 70th week?  The answer is of the utmost importance.  I know we have less than seven years once the clock starts to tick again, but how much less do we have?  It has to be less than 2520 days, but more than 1260 days?  We will proceed into verses 26 and 27 in a future update to find the answers to these questions, Lord willing.

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 3

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 3

Daniel 9:24-27

Part 1 Blog was put up on April 26, 2014
Part 2 Blog was put up on May 11, 2014
Part 3 Blog was put up on June 8, 2014

June 8, 2014

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December 24, 2008

THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 3

Daniel 9:24-27 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. [25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And AFTER threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The SUBJECT of this entire discourse in Daniel is not “the people of the prince that shall come,” nor is it “the prince that shall come.” They are both subordinate to the subject. The contextual subject of these four verses can only be the Messiah the Prince, who is Jesus, the anointed holy one, the Christ of the living God.

Prior to the Evangelical Movement of the mid 18th century, the belief among Bible expositors was that the three personal pronouns signified as “he” in Daniel 9:27 referred not to the sub-topical prince in 9:26, but rather to the main topical subject of each verse, that is, the Jewish Messiah who was to come. We were advised in verses 25 & 26 that, AFTER 69 weeks of years (483 years), that is, DURING the final 70th week of seven years, the Messiah would be cut off (crucified). Please allow me to exposit these verses as they were exposited by mainstream prophetic teachers up to the mid-18th century. After doing extensive research, I was not able to find anything published prior to 1740 that indicated the “he” in Daniel 9:27 was the future antichrist. Most taught that the “he” in Daniel 9:27 was the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and some thought it had already been fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BC, but I have been unable to find any prior to 1740 that believed it was the antichrist we are awaiting today.

Daniel 9:25,26 – Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

It was generally accepted that Jesus began the confirmation of the Abrahamic covenant by offering the Davidic Kingdom promise to the nation of Israel. He began to offer it to them after his baptism by John. His baptism marked the beginning of the 70th week. We know that his offering of the Kingdom lasted more than three years, but less than three and one-half. So he was cut off (crucified) in the MIDST of the final 70th week. In reality, we are not waiting for the 70th week to start – we are actually waiting for the later part of it to be fulfilled. Let’s take it verse by verse, phrase by phrase.

Daniel 9:25,26 – Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Jesus arrived as the Messiah the Prince, and was baptized by John 483 prophetic years after one of the decrees of Artaxerxes Longimanus. His Father’s approval at his baptism marks the beginning of his ministry of three plus years.

Matthew 3:16,17 – And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: [17] And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

John was preaching that the Messiah was coming to bring in the Kingdom of David, which would confirm the Abrahamic seed covenant. Then Jesus came to him, and John identified him as the Messiah. Then, when John was imprisoned by Herod, Jesus began to preach the same message of the Davidic Kingdom.

John 1:32,35,36 – And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. [35] Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; [36] And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Matthew 3:1,2 – In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, [2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mark 1:14,15 – Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Christ came to fulfill the Davidic Covenant as the Son of David and the seed of Abraham through the virgin Mary, the daughter of Heli. Mary had a double lineage from David through the man Zerubbabel, whose lineage on both sides was from David.

Genesis 15:18 + 22:17,18 + Galatians 3:16 – In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: [17] That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; [18] And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. [16] Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Then the covenant was expanded through God’s mercies to David to all the nations. The covenant of Daniel 9:27 was first confirmed, and then fulfilled by Jesus Christ, the Messiah. It is the kingdom covenant found two chapters before 9:27.

Daniel 7:13,14 – I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. [14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Messiah the Prince Confirmed the Davidic Covenant of the Kingdom!

II Samuel 23:1-5 + Psalm 89:2-5,27-29 + Romans 4:6-8 – Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, [2] The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. [3] The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. [4] And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. [5] Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an EVERLASTING COVENANT, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. [2] For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. [3] I have made A COVENANT with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, [4] Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. [5] And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. [27] Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. [28] My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and MY COVENANT shall stand fast with him. [29] His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. [6] Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, [7] Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [8] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Malachi 3:1,2 – Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of THE COVENANT, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. [2] But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ sope:

John was the messenger of the Messiah, and Jesus was the Messiah, the messenger of THE COVENANT.

And this is THE COVENANT Jesus confirmed for seven years, but was cut off in the MIDST of the seven years, between the third and fourth year.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm THE COVENANT with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Jesus completed more than three years into the fourth year of the 70th week, and was crucified to eternally confirm the sacrifice of sinless blood and flesh for the sins of all who will receive him. His final cleansing of the temple in righteous indignation against a nation that had turned His Father’s house into a house of merchandise, rather than a holy house of prayer, was the final “overspreading of abominations” that made it spiritually “desolate” toward God. Messiah’s act caused God to abruptly “cease” honoring their “sacrifices and oblations” until the consummation of this present age, at which time those desolate of God’s Spirit, because of unbelief, will experience a time of trouble like man has never known.

Matthew 23:37-39 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 24:21,22 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Daniel 9:26 – And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Jesus was cut off (crucified) for the sins of others because he possessed none of his own. As predicted in Luke 21:24, Titus, a Roman Prince, showed up 40 years later with his army and destroyed the city and the sanctuary. In the final attack his troops came in like a raging flood, overrunning and setting fire to the Temple Mount. The war raged on for almost three years after that, during which determined desolations were carried out by the legions of Rome. They are recorded in the writings of Josephus, the Jewish historian. It could well make you sick at your stomach to hear the grisly desolation details. The final battle was for Masada, where the encircled Jews committed suicide rather than be carried into slavery.

Luke 21:24 – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The early church fathers, followed later by noted theologians such as Theodotion, Havernick, Hengstenberg, Barnes, and B.H. Carroll, held that the three personal pronouns (HE) in Daniel 9:27 referred not to the prince of verse 26, but to the subject of all the verses, that is, “the most Holy” (v.24), “Messiah the Prince” (v.25), and “Messiah” (v.26), who is Jesus Christ, the Messiah the Prince.

As you have observed, I do not believe we have a full week of years left in Daniel’s final 70th week. So how much time do we have left when Daniel’s clock starts ticking again? When the security wall/fence barrier is completed, and the Palestinians with their associated terrorist groups are put behind it, then the Israelis will begin to say they finally have “peace and safety,” and Daniel’s clock will soon begin to tick again for Israel and Jerusalem.

I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – 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. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

In a future Prophecy Update, I will verbally lay out the scenario of the 1ast 1335 days of the Gentile Age, and present charts and graphs which picture what I verbalize.

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DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 4

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 4
Daniel 9:24-27
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THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 4

Daniel 9:24-27 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. [25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [27] And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

I made a case in Parts 1, 2, and 3 of previous Blogs to prove we do not have a full week of seven prophetic years (360 days per year) left to be fulfilled in Daniel’s 70 weeks of years. The personal pronoun “HE,” which appears three times in 9:27, does not refer to the topic subordinate “prince that shall come” in verse 26, but to topic dominate “Messiah” in the same verse. The topic dominate of the entire discourse is the Christ, the One Anointed of God to be King of Israel. Christ is “the most Holy” in verse 24, “the Messiah the Prince” in verse 25, “the Messiah” in verse 26, and the triple “he” in verse 27. Messiah is the topical, contextual, figure of this entire discourse, not a coming antichrist from Rome or Europe. In fact, some forty years after Messiah was cut off, Daniel 9:26 was fulfilled when Titus, who was the Roman prince, came down and destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple with a flood of troops, and desolations continued until the final battle of that war was fought at Masada in 73 A.D.

The early church fathers, followed later by noted theologians such as Theodotion, Havernick, Hengstenberg, Barnes, and the revered Baptist theologian B. H. Carroll, held that the three personal pronouns (he) in Daniel 9:27 referred not to the prince of verse 26, but to the subject of all four verses, that being: “the most Holy” (v.24), “Messiah the Prince” (v.25), and “Messiah” (v.26), who is Jesus Christ, the Messiah the Prince.

We know that Jesus, from his baptism, had a ministry of more than three prophetic years (1080 days), but that it fell short of three and one-half prophetic years (1260 days). He was “cut off” at some point in the “midst” of the seven prophetic years, that is, in the “midst” of the fourth year. We know that Christ’s first Passover after his baptism is found in John 2:13, his second in John 5:1, his third in John 6:4, and his fourth in John 13:1. So that accounts for three prophetic years totaling 1080 days.

Now, let’s look back at the time that expired from his baptism to his first Passover. First, he was tempted for forty days. After that he called his first disciples ((John 1:35-51), performed his first miracle in Cana (John 2:1-12), had his first stay in Capernaum (John 2:12), and then traveled to his first Passover in Jerusalem (John 2:13). I contend this probably took 65 days. And this, when added to the 40 days of temptation, totals 105 days. And this, added to the 1080 days between the Passovers, gives us 1185 days, which linguistically qualifies as being in the “midst” of Daniel’s 70th week in the fourth year. So I contend that Jesus Christ, the Messiah the Prince, has already fulfilled the first 1185 days of the last week of Daniel 9:27, and that instead of 2520 days remaining, we only have 1335 days left to be fulfilled. When Daniel’s clock begins to tick again to finally complete the Age of the Gentiles and Daniel’s 70th week, it will only have to tick for 1335 days.

Daniel’s prophetic clock stopped ticking when Messiah was crucified. Messiah started confirming the seven year covenant at the time of his baptism, fulfilling promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David in the final 70th week. But he was cut off (crucified) after finishing 1185 of the final 2520 prophetic days. At this point the clock stopped when he made the temple spiritually desolate, thereby causing the acceptance of the sacrifice and the oblation to cease being acceptable to God. And it will continue to be so until the consummation of this age when he returns and, at that time, the spiritually desolate will have his wrath poured upon them.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 23:37-39 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Once Daniel’s clock begins to tick again it will be as if it never stopped. It will start to tick when the Israelis believe they have peace and safety. From the time it begins to tick, until it closes Daniel’s 70th week, with its final tick at the end of the battle of Armageddon, will be 1335 prophetic days. It will be 1290 days after it starts to tick that the Abomination of Desolation appears on the Temple Mount. It will be about 75 days after it begins to tick that Israel will be attacked by a confederation of Islamic nations that were once a part of the old Roman Empire. I believe the seven vials of God’s wrath will be poured out on the earth during the 45 day period that occurs between the 1290th day, when the Abomination of Desolation is set up, and the coming of Christ with the saints on the 1335th day. The initial attack of the antichrist, 75 days after peace comes, will drive Israel into the wilderness for the remaining 1260 days left in the 1335 days.

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I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – 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. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

If these numbers 1260, 1290, and 1335 seem strange, please consider the last three verses in the book of Daniel, where he is told he will be standing in his inheritance when the 70th week closes.

Daniel 12:11-13 – And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. [12] Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. [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.

Romans 11:25-27 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Daniel, along with all the other Old Testament saints of Israel, will return to rule and reign with Christ at the end of the battle of Armageddon, which closes “the end of the days” of the Age of the Gentiles.

The world will see Israel flee into the Negev for 1260 days after some 75 days of false peace. The 1260 prophetic days are found expressed several different ways in the Scripture. At times it is identified as 42 prophetic months (30 days per month). It is also referred to as time, times, and half a time, where a time is equal to one prophetic year, times to two prophetic years, and half a time to one-half a prophetic year, making a total of three and one-half prophetic years (360 days per year).

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.

Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF SEVENTY WEEKS – Part 5

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – Part 5

Take Advantage of the time left before the 70 Weeks are Completed

Ephesians 5:15-17 – See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, [16] Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. [17] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what THE WILL of the Lord is.

II Peter 3:3-9 – Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, [4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. [5] For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: [6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: [7] But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. [8] But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. [9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING that any should perish, BUT that ALL should come to repentance.

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Daniel 9:24-27

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THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 5

What a Difference a “He” Makes!

More than 34 years ago I accepted the Pastorate of Dardanelle MBC, while still a Seminary student. I attended the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and Arkansas Tech University during the summers of my time in Seminary because it did not offer summer courses. I graduated from the Seminary in 1975 while enrolled full time at Arkansas Tech University, from which I graduated and began teaching at Dardanelle High School in 1977. I have not changed my beliefs on any of the things I was taught in Seminary concerning salvation, security of the believer, the two church ordinances, or the local identity of the church. However, there are many things I once believed in prophecy that I am no longer able to teach with any conviction. I came to Dardanelle MBC like Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, believing I was ready to teach prophecy. As I studied the doctrines of salvation, the church, and the church ordinances I discovered realms of Scripture to validate what I had been taught, but when I began to search for Scriptures that would fit all the diagrams from which I was taught prophecy in Seminary, I found very few I did not have to distort. I retired as a synoptic analyst in the National Security Agency, and I know quite well how to put the pieces of a puzzle together to form a whole premise. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are called the Synoptic Gospels, and they can be pieced together synoptically into a Harmony of the Gospels. All the pieces of the salvation-church-ordinances puzzle came together and formed a perfect picture of conformity, but the many pieces of prophecy puzzle simply would not mesh together, unless I symbolized or spiritualized to a massive degree. I found in our work there was harmonious agreement on the doctrines of salvation, the two church ordinances, and the church itself, but in prophecy I found “first of the weekers,” “mid-tribbers,” “seventh trumpers,” “last of the weekers,” split rapturists,” and “progressive rapturists” – Or Pre, Mid, Seventh Trump, Post, Split, and Progressive positions. I knew there had to be a reason for these great divisions, and was hopeful that perhaps the answer might be found in a historical search to see if all of them have always existed and, if not, when did each one arise. What I found brought back a lot of memories from my earliest teachings when I was a teenager. Before 1827 only three positions were taught: the Last of the Week, the Seventh Trumpet, and the Mid-Tribulation positions – And the Mid-Tribulation position was born in 1788 (See Updates 74A and 73D). During all my research I also discovered something that shocked me with memories of a position I had also heard as a teenager – Before 1800 the vast majority of Bible expositors believed that the “HE” in Daniel 9:27 was not the antichrist, but the true one, Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes. I am convinced they were correct. I have never been able to find a single writer before 1740 who believed the “HE” was the antichrist.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

I was fully aware of all this by 1992, but out of cowardice as to what I knew I would face from the bulk of my brethren, I would only teach it at Dardanelle MBC. My cowardice certainly did not lead me to lie to the brethren – I simply stopped talking about the first three and one-half years of Daniel’s 70th week in my lectures, stopped presenting the worldwide antichrist empire that is taught today, and honed in on the last 1260 days of the tribulation period. I have firmly believed the Seventh Trumpet position since 1982, and taught the “HE” of Daniel 9:27 was Jesus since 1992. Knowing that I must soon face my Savior, and give account of all I have taught from his Word, I decided to publicly declare what I truly believe about Daniel 9:27, for better or for worse. Many of the men who taught me prophecy, whom I love and deeply respect, may well denounce me and regret ever having known me, but I will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ and, in all conscience, I cannot continue to keep this to myself. I was taught synoptic analysis in the AWS and NSA, and contextual analysis in the Seminary. The synoptic subject of the contextual discourse in every verse of Daniel 9:24 to 27 is the Messiah the Prince, Jesus Christ. In verse 24 Jesus is “the most Holy” who is anointed. In verse 25 Jesus is “the Messiah the Prince.” In verse 26 Jesus is identified as “Messiah” who is cut off. And in verse 27 Jesus is the “he” who confirmed God’s blood covenant at his death in the “midst” of the last week of Daniel’s 70 weeks of years. Jesus has already confirmed most of the first three and one-half years of the last week of seven prophetic years. The prophet Isaiah, who wrote some 150 years before Daniel, whose writings were probably in Daniel’s possession when he wrote during Babylonian captivity, wrote of the one who would fulfill the “covenant” of Daniel 9:27.

Isaiah 42:6 – I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee FOR A COVENANT of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

How did the Jews look at Daniel 9:24 to 27 at the time of Christ’s birth? Were any of those in the Middle East expecting his coming on the scene to be near? Henry H. Halley, in his well known “Bible Handbook” of 1927, wrote the following concerning the expectation of the Messiah: “Josephus, Tacitus, and Suetonius state there was general expectancy over the East that the time for the Messiah to appear was at hand. It was based, partly at least, on Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27). By the popular interpretation at that time, the 70 weeks was understood to mean 70 sevens of years, that is, 490. The decree to rebuild Jerusalem, from which they were to be reckoned (Daniel 9:25), was issued in 457 B.C. Hence the time was about up. The Son of God was about to appear.”

Simeon clearly revealed Jesus as the one who had come to fulfill the covenant to his people Israel, and as a light to lighten the Gentiles.

Luke 2:25-32 – And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. [26] And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. [27] And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, [28] Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, [29] Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: [30] For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, [31] Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; [32] A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

The word “he” in Daniel 9:27 does not refer back to the “prince that shall come” in Daniel 9:26 – That prince has already come, and the ones he led destroyed the temple and the city of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The “he” refers not to a coming antichrist, but to the contextual subject of each verse from 24 to 27 – Messiah the Prince, Jesus Christ. I am not waiting for an antichrist to destroy a sanctuary that was destroyed in Jerusalem more than 1900 years ago. I am waiting for the return of a Messiah who was cut off for my sins in the “midst” of Daniel’s last week after having fulfilled most of the first three and one-half years of it. The covenant was finished when the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and a token sign of its fulfillment was manifested by resurrection of many of the Old Testament saints, who came out of their graves after his resurrection.

John 19:30 – When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Matthew 27:50-53 – 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, [53] And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

You will find a thorough verse-by-verse exposition of Daniel 9:24 to 27 in our Prophecy Archives in Parts 1 through 4, but I will, in this Update, exposit on verse 27 as it relates to Christ.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm THE COVENANT with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

“He” is used three times. In each case it pertains to Jesus the Messiah. ”He” began to “confirm the covenant” with the “many” who would believe he was the one sent to confirm it when he was baptized in water by John, and he completed the covenant when he was crucified in his baptism by fire at Golgotha in the “midst” of Daniel’s 70th week, some three and one-half years after his water baptism. His water baptism pictured what would finish the covenant some three and one-half years later when he died, was buried, and then resurrected to complete the covenant. I am of the opinion he fulfilled the covenant during the first 1185 days of Daniel’s last week, and that the remaining 1335 days will begin when Daniel’s clock starts to tick again.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

“He” caused “the sacrifice and oblation to cease” being acceptable to his Father when he became the true sacrifice that made void all the offerings, which had only pictured what he would do to confirm the covenant.

“He” made the Temple and its offerings spiritually desolate because of “the overspreading of abominations” he had twice cleaned out of it. The Temple had become a den of thieves and those who ministered in it had turned into blind guides.

Matthew 23:37,38 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

Matthew 21:12,13 – And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, [13] And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Matthew 23:23,24 – Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. [24] Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

“He” has made the Temple and all its sacrifices “desolate, even unto the consummation” of this present age. They will not be restored until Jesus returns at his Second Advent.

Matthew 23:38,39 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The “consummation” of this present age comes to pass when “that determined will be poured upon the desolate” men and women of this present age of the Gentiles who are spiritually desolate, having not the Spirit of Christ. And that determined will be poured out on the antichrist. He will be in a position where no one can help him, as well as his false prophet, and both will then be cast into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. The battle of Armageddon is the consummation of this age, and the last days of the tribulation period will see Michael the Archangel deal with the forces of evil during the pouring out of the vials of wrath.

Romans 2:28,29 – For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: [29] But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Daniel 11:45 to 12:1 – 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. [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.

Matthew 24:21 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Revelation 19:19,20 – 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. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Daniel 7:11 – I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

Daniel’s 70 weeks of year’s clock stopped ticking when Jesus the Messiah was cut off in the “midst” of the last week. The Hebrew word “midst” in a seven year week could mean any time between the end of the third year and the beginning of the fifth year, in other words, at any time during the fourth year. I believe Jesus fulfilled the first 1185 days of the 2520 days in Daniel’s 70th week, and only 1335 days remain, then the clock will start to tick again, and they will shortly thereafter be attacked some 1260 days before the final battle of Armageddon.

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.

Revelation 11:2 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Revelation 13:5 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

I was astounded to discover how much of our prophetic teaching about the antichrist’s reign, the tribulation period, the time of the rapture, and a multiplicity of all things related to prophecy, are all tied primarily to the interpretation that the “he” of Daniel is the antichrist. I have made my choice – I believe the majority of the prophetic teachers before 1800 were correct – I believe the “he” is Jesus. This has been a hard choice for me to make – what a difference a “he” makes!

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 6

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 6

The 490 Prophetic Year Completion of it is not a Far Distant Event

July 1, 2014

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Daniel’s 70 Weeks of Years Clock will begin to tick again after Obama Leaves Office

It will begin to tick when the Islamic Antichrist rises and attacks God’s Children of Israel

It does not have a full week of 7 prophetic years left to tick off before the 2nd Advent

Jesus fulfilled more than 3 years of the last 7 years of God’s Covenant on the Cross

Before 1730 No Writer Ever Identified The “He’s” In Daniel 9:27 As The Antichrist

Teaching “HE’s” as Antichrist and “First of the Week” Rapture occurred after 1730

These two teachings came out of the Evangelical Movement to justify the Great Awakening

The new teaching of “He’s” as Antichrist were used to justify the new “First of the Week” Rapture Position.

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 6

Daniel 9:24-27

December 27, 2008

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THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 6

Have We Taken the Wrong Path in Prophecy?

Have We “Bought the Farm” in Prophetic Teachings?

It is absolutely amazing how the great majority of our prophetic teaching on the antichrist, and all the events associated with his arrival and departure during the last seven years of the Age of the Gentiles, is based on Daniel 9:27, and the understanding that the three “he’s” in it refer to the antichrist. All of the prevailing positions on the rapture, so widely differing among the brethren, the pre, mid, pre-wrath, post, split, and progressive positions are all based on the three “he’s” being the antichrist. All our prophetic charts and diagrams are based on the antichrist being the three “he’s” in Daniel 9:27, showing two boxes, each one three and one half years in duration, which are supposed to be the final seven years of the Gentile Age. I seriously doubt if most of the men and women, who are teaching prophecy in 2005, realize how much of what they are teaching being correct is dependant on the first HE in Daniel 9:27 being the antichrist. Quite frankly, I am acutely aware of what they teach, and am prepared for it if it is correct, but some of them have never looked at what was taught about the “HE” in Daniel before 1740 by all publishing book expositors, and are not prepared for what I believe about the “HE.”

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

There are times a part of me wishes I had never gone back in time to see what was believed, and what was taught, about the three “he’s” in Daniel 9:27. In all my years of research on book publications prior to 1740, I have yet to find anyone publishing what is routinely taught today.

Book Publishing Period 1423 to 1460

I found no books published in this period or inner-Bible comments indicating the “he’s” in Daniel 9:27 were the Antichrist.

1423 Europeans use xylography (art of engraving on wood, block printing) to produce books.

1430 Gutenberg moved from his native town of Mainz to Strasburg

1436 Gutenberg begins work on his printing press.

1437 Gutenberg was sued for “breach of promise of marriage” by a young lady of Strasburg

1440 Gutenberg completed his wooden press which used movable metal type.

1440 Laurens Janszoon Koster (Coster) is credited, by some, with inventing movable metal type

1444 Gutenberg returns to Mainz and sets up a printing shop

1446 Gutenberg prints the “Poem of the Last Judgment”

1448 Gutenberg prints the “Calendar for 1448″

1450 Gutenberg’ formed a partnership with the wealthy Johann Fust

1450 Gutenberg begins work on a Bible, the first is 40 lines per page.

1452 Gutenberg begins printing the 42-line Bible in two volumes.

1454 Gutenberg prints indulgences (notes sold to Christians by the Pope, pardoning their sins)

1455 First block-printed Bible, the Biblia Pauperum, published in Germany.

1455 Gutenberg completed work on what is estimated to be 200 copies of the Bible

1455 Gutenberg was effectively bankrupt. Investor Johann Faust gains control of print business

1457 First known color printing, a Psalter (a collection of Psalms for devotional use) by Faust.

1460 Gutenberg reestablished himself in the printing business with the aid of Conrad Humery

Book Publishing Period 1460 to 1740

The world’s Earliest Published Books

I found no published books in this time Period that indicated the “he’s” in Daniel 27 represented the Antichrist.

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave’s Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing’s Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars – from their desktop! – in many subject areas, including: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.

The first expositors of the Church Age on the Old Testament held in their writings that the three “he’s” in Daniel 9:27 were Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes. The idea that the “he’s” might represent a future antichrist failed to appear in their writings, except for two interpretations appearing in the writings of Hippolytus and Irenaeus in about 180 AD. Among the best known writers of the first four centuries, who believed the “he’s” were Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes were: Clement of Alexander, Julius Africanus, and Eusebius.

The Catholic writers of the Dark Ages continued to state this belief in the Sargis DOAberga document and, in this period, Theodore Beza, Arnold of Villanova, and Pseudo Aquinas all continued to proclaim that the “he’s” were indeed Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes. I could find no writer among them that identified the “he’s” as referring to a future antichrist. The vast majority believed it was Jesus Christ, and a minority believed it was Antiochus Epiphanes, but none believed it to the future antichrist.

In the Protestant Reformation times both Martin Luther and Melanchthon said the “he’s” in Daniel 9:27 were the Christ, not antichrist. Melanchthon dated the 70 weeks of Daniel from the second year of the great Persian king Artaxerxes Longimanus, with 69 weeks to the baptism of Christ, and placed the crucifixion of Christ in the midst of the 70th week, three years after Christ’s baptism. This is the position I hold today. I believe Christ fulfilled the covenant during his ministry in the first part of the last seven years, and we are waiting for the second half to be fulfilled following the attack of antichrist against Israel. Other Reformation writers who held the three “he’s” were Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes were Georg Nigumus, Johann Funck, Jacques Cappel, John Tillinghast, Joseph Mede, and Heinrich Bullinger. And, once again, I was unable to find a single writer during the Protestant Reformation that identified the “he’s” as the future antichrist. I am not saying one did not exist, but I could not find him.

In the Post Reformation period Isaac Newton, Cocceius, Johann Petri, William Wilson, Heinrich Horch, Jahann Bengal, and the Belenburg Bible, all identified the three “he’s” in Daniel 9:27 as being Jesus Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes. And, once again, I could find no writings in this period that stated the “he’s” were the future antichrist.

From the Post Reformation period to 1740, I could not find a writer that identified the three “he’s” as being the future antichrist. Among American expositors who identified the “he’s” as being Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes were Samuel Langdon, John Davenport, Ephraim Huit, and Samuel Osgood. Among the Old World expositors, during this period, who held the “he’s” were Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes, were Bishop William Winston, William Hales, Louis Gaussen, Archibald Mason, and Edward Bukersteth. Calvin, in his exposition of Daniel, clearly identifies Christ as the “HE” in Daniel 9:27.

So, the question I have been forced to address is a very simple one. Were they all wrong up to 1740? Should we have changed the teaching that the three “he’s” refer to Christ, and made them apply to the antichrist? I have made my choice – the old fellows were right, it is Christ! This teaching lasted well into the 20th century, and is still held by a minority in this present century. I was exposed to it as a young man many years ago, and I now believe it. One of the greatest Baptists of history, B.H. Carroll, who was born in the 19th century, carried this teaching into the 20th century. It began to decline in popularity after John Darby began to popularize the Pre-Trib Rapture position in 1827, but it was still the majority belief until the publication of the Scofield Reference Bible in 1909, after which it became more and more of a minority belief.

There was a very popular song in my youth titled “What a Difference a Day Makes!” I assure you, that the title I ascribe to Daniel 9:27 is a most profound one – “What a Difference a ‘HE’ Makes.” The Age of the Great Evangelical Prophecy Revisions involves the three “HE’s.”

As I mentioned in Part 2 of “The 70 Weeks of Daniel,” the time of the great evangelical age began in the 1730’s, and the conversion of John Wesley in 1738 is often said to be the beginning of it. I have, for clarity of purpose, marked the Evangelical Movement as beginning in 1740. The minor changes in prophetic teachings began in 1760, but the major revisions began in 1827, and accelerated up until 1912, by which time most of the prophetic teachings of today had been established with all the associated charts, graphs, theology, and eschatology. The movement marked a gradual shift from the importance of the local church to huge masses of assemblies of believers and great camp meetings. It has now reached its zenith, with biblical teachers and teachings on many types of communication media being pictured and spoken to the invisible masses on the receiving end of the high tech communication blitz. They send out their high tech transmissions to what they consider to be a universal church made up of all believers.

I have not been able to find a single book commentary, published prior to 1740, that identified the three “HE’s” of Daniel 7:27 as the future antichrist, which the world is expecting soon to arise. So the question I poise is a simple one – Were all prophetic teachers wrong before 1740? And if they were right, how does that affect what is taught today? Is there a radical difference?

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

What are some of the ramifications to prophetic teaching today if the “HE’s” in Daniel 9:27 are not the future antichrist? Are the changes drastic? Yes, indeed they are! What are some of them?

1. We would not have to have a peace treaty signed between antichrist and Israel.

2. The antichrist would not have to be a Jew.

3. The antichrist would not have to be a Roman prince or come out of Europe.

4. We would not have seven full years left to be fulfilled in Daniel’s prophecy of 490 years.

5. There would not be two 1260 periods left to be fulfilled in the tribulation period.

6. The antichrist could strike suddenly without three and one half years of peace occurring, leaving only 1260 days before Armageddon would end the tribulation period.

7. The temple would not have to be rebuilt for the antichrist to occupy prior to Christ’s coming for his saints.

8. The “first of the week” rapture position, seven years before the 2nd Advent, would not be correct.

9. Is it possible that the following Scripture could be applicable to some aspects of today’s teachings based on Daniel 9:27?

II Timothy 4:3,4 – For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Could it be that the recent outpouring of fictional books advocating the whisking away of all believers before the tribulation period might be more fable than fact? Could it be that tickling the ears of the masses by telling them what they want to hear is much more acceptable to them, and much more profitable to the writers and teachers, both financially and in acceptance and popularity?

II Corinthians 5:10,11 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Which position is correct? I could care less personally, because I am prepared for something that might fool us all. How is that possible? I just WATCH! I both practice, and advocate to the church I pastor, to do the following:

Mark 13:34-37 – For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. [35] Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: [36] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. [37] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

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DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 7

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 7

July 13, 2014

Part 1 was put up on April 26, 2014
Part 2 on May 11, 2014
Part 3 on June 8, 2014
Part 4 on June 14, 2014
Part 5 on June 25, 2014
Part 6 on July 1, 2014
Part 7 on July 13, 2014

I began to teach this in the last century. Most prominent preachers taught this in the centuries prior to 1740, and continued to teach in ever decreasing numbers into the last century. Their number began to decline after revisionists made the 3 HE’s in Daniel 9:27 the Antichrist. Some still taught it when I was a teenager in the last century.

Daniel 9:24-27

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THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 7

Age of the Prophecy Revisionists

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The vast majority of biblical expositors today are certain the three “HE’s” in Daniel 9:27 represent the antichrist. I have searched diligently in many ancient writings to see how many writers commenting on this verse before1740 believed this teaching. Up to this time I have only found two, who wrote in about 180 AD. I am not saying there are no others, but this seems like a mighty small number to be so certain the teaching is correct.

The vast majority of preachers today do not realize the major revisions to prophetic teachings that were brought in during the age of the great revisionists from 1760 to 1920. I do not accept the majority of the revisions that were made during this period.

The first book ever to be put into print via press rather than arduous hand copying was the Gutenberg Bible. The print run began on 23 February 1455 in Mainz, Germany and ended approximately three years later, with an estimated 180 copies of the Bible put into print. The Gutenberg Bible was not entirely print – it was rubricated and illuminated by hand after it went through the press, but manufacture of the Bible took substantially less time than it would have in a conventional scriptorium.

It is said that Johannes Gutenberg, the Bible’s namesake, chose to print the Bible in Vulgate, or common Latin, because he felt it would be more accessible to the people. The cost of the Bible, combined with literacy rates, make this claim somewhat dubious. It is more likely that he chose to print a certain version of the Bible because he knew it would sell well, and that many middle class Germans, his target market, would be more comfortable reading Vulgate than a more sophisticated version of Latin.

The Gutenberg Bible is remarkable for a number of reasons. It is quite clearly documented as the first book in the West to be put into print using a press and movable type, although there is some debate as to whether or not the Gutenberg was the first book ever printed globally, as some Eastern historians argue that the use of block print plates in China and Japan precedes the Gutenberg Bible. Since no strong evidence exists to support the use of movable type in China before the production of the Gutenberg Bible, it is generally accepted to be the first book ever printed.

The printing press technology shattered the content monopoly. In 45 years (1455-1500), the number of books in Europe swelled from a few thousand to more than 9 million. And, as McLuhan noted, it shifted the emphasis from the oral mode of content distribution (i.e., “communication”) to the visual mode.

I have never been able to find a published book, during the 300 year period from 1455 to 1755, which presented a diagram dividing the tribulation period into two sections, each one 3 and ½ years in length, with the first resurrection occurring at the beginning of the first three and ½ year period.

I challenge anyone reading this to produce a pre-1740 published book on prophecy, based on Biblical interpretation, that shows a diagram dividing the tribulation period into two sections, each one 3 and ½ years in length, with the first resurrection occurring at the beginning of the first 3 and ½ year period.

I would also like for someone to show me a published book before 1740, based on Bible interpretation, showing a diagram dividing the tribulation period into sections, each one 1260 days in length, with the first resurrection occurring at the beginning of the second period of 1260 days.

For that matter, I would also like to see a published book before 1740, based on Biblical interpretation, teaching that the rapture would occur at the middle or the beginning of the tribulation period.

It is possible that a pre-1740 published book does exist somewhere that shows the tribulation period divided into two sections, each one 3 and ½ years in length, but I have looked long and hard for it in many ancient, musty, religious book archives in the U.S. and abroad, and I have yet to find it.

So I am not saying such a book doesn’t exist, but the very fact I have tried diligently to find one with no results, does at least seem to infer the validity of the supposed rock foundation of the present day teachings could well be based on sinking sand.

Prophetic teachers of this generation have lived with the two division diagrams so long they think they came over on the Mayflower. But basically these diagrams were a product of the first of the week rapture position, which is such an ingrained part of prophecy teaching today. The so-called “first of the week” position, as well as what is known as the “middle of the week” position, cannot be found in existence in any published book about the Bible before 1740. In fact, it is the term “week,” appropriated by the revisionists, that is largely responsible for the mass exodus from orthodox prophetic teaching, which occurred in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The bulk of all prophetic teaching of today is based, directly or indirectly, on the revisionist teaching on Daniel 9:27, which, to a large extent, was accelerated with the initial appearance of the “first of the week” position in the early 19th century. If the teaching on Daniel 9:27 by the revisionists is incorrect, then much of today’s prophetic teaching is in error. I believe this is the case, and I have been labeled as a revisionist myself because of it. I am certain that the great Bible expositor B.H. Carrol, who continued to believe the pre-1760 teachings until his death, was correct in what he taught concerning Daniel’s 70th week. For you see, before 1827, the majority of orthodox prophetic teachers were convinced that the “he” in Daniel 9:27 was Jesus Christ, not the antichrist – THEY WERE RIGHT. We are not waiting for a “week of seven years” to be fulfilled! Why not? – Because Jesus has already fulfilled most of the first 3 and ½ years. We are facing a tribulation period of the last 3 and ½ years, preceded by a much briefer period of peace than many are expecting.

I did find references to two ancient scroll writings of historical believers who did have a belief the “he’s” in Daniel’s pictured antichrist – Irenaeus and Hippolytus in about 180 AD.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

According to the vast majority of popular Protestant prophecy teachers today, the first half of Daniel’s last “week” (the seventieth) will be 1260 days of peace following a peace treaty between Israel and the antichrist. This teaching reared its head at some point in time between 1740 and 1830 when, for the first time since 180 AD, preachers began to teach that the three “HE’s” in Daniel 9:27 represented the end time antichrist. Prior to that time the vast majority of preachers taught the three “HE’s” represented Jesus Christ, and a minority believed it had already been fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes, but I have yet to find anyone from 180 to 1740 AD who said it was the end time antichrist, which is what most preachers are sure the “HE’s” represent today. In 168 BC Antiochus Epiphanes occupied the city of Jerusalem, entered the Holy of Holies, desecrated the sanctuary by offering unclean animals upon the altar of burnt-offerings, polluted the whole building by sprinkling it with water in which flesh had been boiled, dedicated the Temple itself to Jupiter Olympus, erected a statue of deity to Jupiter, and plundered the temple treasures. But Messiah of verse 26 was not cut off (crucified) before 168 BC, nor did Antiochus ever confirm a covenant with Israel. The three HE’s of Daniel do not represent Antiochus or the future antichrist – they represent Jesus.

This period of 1260 days of peace is adamantly taught as fact by many today. Please look at the following Scriptures and see if they present three and one-half prophetic years of peace. In every case they represent a 1260 day period that will be fulfilled during the last 1260 days of antichrist prior to the Second Advent of Christ.

Revelation 11:2,3 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot FORTY AND TWO MONTHS. [3] And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND THREESCORE, clothed in sackcloth.

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..

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.

Revelation 13:5 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue FORTY AND TWO MONTHS..

Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until A TIME AND TIMES AND THE DIVIDING OF TIME.

Every time the capitalized phrases in these verses are used, they always refer to the last 1260 days, never to the first 1260 days. I contend this is because Christ fulfilled the first half of the week before he was cut-off (crucified). We will not have the advantage of three and on-half years of peace to reveal the antichrist to us.

One of the most interesting facets found in interpreting Daniel 9:27 is that it is not directly quoted by specific content in the New Testament. And, equally interesting, is the fact that any inferred reference taken from it is by indirect inference to a period of time that happens to match the one-half of one of Daniel’s weeks of 2520 days, or three and one-half years of 360 days in length. Even more interesting, in all cases it refers strictly to the last half of the 2520 day period by expressions like “42 months,” “1260 days,” and “time, times, and half a time.” I do not believe the first half of the seven year period is specifically detailed for those of us living in the last days because it has already been fulfilled by the Messiah the Prince, and only the later portion has yet to come to pass before Armageddon.

I implore you to take a look at what was taught by most orthodox prophetic teachers before 1827 about Daniel’s 70th Week

I am not concerned about the position believers hold on the rapture unless it is taught to be as firm a doctrine as salvation by grace, but the recent massive publications of books that have come out of the “Left Behind” series is staggering, and some have come to believe it is one of the great doctrines of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I am only anxious that the massive numbers of believers on this planet realize the very distinct possibility that they may have to go through part of the tribulation period, which I believe is in the not too distant future. Many believers have never even heard any other position than the first of the week and, if they do hear there is, the one telling them usually tells them it is most certainly incorrect. The every day believer-on-the-street has no idea of what was believed before 1740, only what began to be taught after that, principally since 1827. I am not looking for a group of people to believe what I teach about the rapture and Daniel’s 70 weeks of year, I am simply trying to advise believers to be aware what many routinely teach today as fact was not taught before 1740. I am certainly not looking for followers – for McElmurryites – I am looking for “considerers.”

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 8

DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS – PART 8

July 24, 2014

Part 1 was put up on April 26, Part 2 on May 11, Part 3 on June 8, Part 4 on June 14, Part 5 on June 25, Part 6 on July 1, Part 7 on July 13

I began to teach this in the last century. Most prominent preachers taught this in the centuries prior to 1740, and continued to teach in ever decreasing numbers into the last century. Their number began to decline after revisionists made the 3 HE’s in Daniel 9:27 the Antichrist. Some still taught it when I was a teenager in the last century.

Daniel 9:24-27

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In all my years of searching for ANY type of writing that identified the “HE” found in Daniel 9:27 as the antichrist, I have only found two, one by Irenaeus and one by Hippolytus, who wrote them on scrolls in about 180 AD. I don’t doubt there may be a few more, but they are so miniscule in number it is like comparing an atom with an elephant – that is the obvious point I have always tried to make. I have yet to find a published book or pamphlet, since the invention of the first printing press up to 1740, which advocated 1 through 4 below state. As a matter of fact, I only used the references of Irenaeus and Hippolytus because “first of the weekers” are always referring to them. The first time I ever encountered them in my search, I decided to leave them out because in context, and sticking strictly to what the two stated, they did not prove what those quoting them claimed they stated. So if I can find time, I will go back and look at what I originally found, and show it to you in context in my BLOG tomorrow night, and you can make up your own mind.
For many years I have challenged anyone to produce a book published as a commentary on the Bible prior to 1740 that taught or showed the following:
1. The “HE” in Daniel 9:27 as representing the future antichrist.
2. The “rapture” occurring at, or before, the “first of the week.”
3. The “rapture” occurring in the “middle” of the week.
4. A “last of the week” diagram divided into two 1260 sections.
I ‘m not saying books showing (1) to (4) don’t exist before 1740. I am saying I have searched diligently for many years, and have never been able to find such books or publications before 1740. So what will I do if someone ever answers the challenge and does present such a legitimate published document?
I will simply ask this question – Why is this book the only one floating in the midst of a sea of publications that teach otherwise? One of the strongest natural instincts in the human nature we brought out of our mother’s womb is “ACCEPTANCE.” And anyone who is blind to the effect that it has on their way of thinking in a society based on religious, social, and group ACCEPTANCE, is indeed blind to what could be the greatest motivation factor in what they teach, and why they teach it. I was made ACCEPTABLE to God by grace through faith some 64 years ago, and now I persuade men to be well pleasing (ACCEPTABLE) to him rather than to men. To be ACCEPTABLE (well pleasing) to God does not always mesh with being ACCEPTABLE (well pleasing) to man.
Ephesians 1:6 – To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us ACCEPTED in the beloved.
II Corinthians 5:9-11 – Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be ACCEPTED of him. [10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
There are two different inspired words translated as “accepted” in these two Scriptures. The one in II Corinthians means “well pleasing.”
Colossians 3:23-25 – And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; [24] Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [25] But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
THE PROPHESIED DESOLATIONS OF JERUSALEM!
What Did the Jews Know from Daniel 9:24-27?
Daniel 9:1,2 – In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; [2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet that he would accomplish seventy years in the DESOLATIONS of JERUSALEM.
They knew that the 70 weeks of years (7 X 70 = 490), during which the desolations of Jerusalem would occur, were to begin as stated in Daniel 9:25.
Daniel 9:25 – Know therefore and understand, that FROM the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem UNTO the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
The 490 years were to begin when the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem was issued, which some thought was the Artaxerxes Longimanus commandment issued in 457 BC.
And they knew it would be 483 years when Messiah the Prince arrived to fulfilled the last 7 years (7 + 62 = 69 weeks of years = 69 X 7 = 483 years).
However, after completing the 484th, 485th, and 486th years, he was cut off (crucified) by the Jews between the 486th and 487th years, that is, in the “midst” of the seven year period, between the third and fourth years. The word AFTER in 9:26 is a continuous running narration of 9:25 and, as such, is understood to contain the seven weeks without repeating them, hence the Messiah was to be cut off AFTER the 69th year DURING the 70th week of years.
Daniel 9:26 – And AFTER threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
According to the preponderance of the evidence, Jesus was born in 4 BC, and came as the Messiah the Prince to be baptized by John in 27 AD at age 30, which was the age a man could be a priest in the line of Aaron, and it was this event that marked the beginning of the 484th year since the 457 BC commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem had been issued. Jesus began the last week of Daniel’s 70 weeks when he was baptized. He completed more than three years of it, but less than three and one half years, probably leaving some 1335 days to be completed before the final desolations of Jerusalem were completed.
Daniel 12:12 – Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
The completion of the 1335 days marks “the end of the days” in Daniel’s 490 year prophecy, and Daniel will stand on this earth in his resurrected glorified body at that time.
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.
Daniel 9:2 – In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish SEVENTY YEARS in the DESOLATIONS of JERUSALEM.
Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it DESOLATE, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
All three of the “HE’s” are the Messiah the Prince, who was cut off (crucified) between the 486th and 487th year of Daniel’s 490 year prophecy.
FIRST DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM (SPIRITUAL)
The first desolation of Jerusalem occurred when the Messiah the Prince declared it to be spiritually desolate just before he was cut off from Israel by crucifixion.
Matthew 23:37-39 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
SECOND DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM (PHYSICAL) The second desolation of Jerusalem, which followed the rejection of the Messiah the Prince, occurred in 70 AD when Titus destroyed the Temple and the City.
Luke 21:24 – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
THIRD DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM (PHYSICAL)
The third desolation of Jerusalem occurred in 135 AD when Hadrian finished the desolation of Jerusalem and gave it the name of a Roman city.
FOURTH DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM (PHYSICAL)
The last desolation of Jerusalem will occur when the antichrist overruns it, sits on the temple mount, even “showing himself that he is God.”
Daniel 11:41 – He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
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.
II Thessalonians 2:4 – Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Zechariah 14:1,2 – Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [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 attack of antichrist will mark the beginning of the last three and one half plus unfulfilled years (1335 days) of Daniel’s 490 years, and the 490 years will be completed at the Second Advent of the Messiah the Prince.
Luke 21:25-28 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [26] Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
I Peter 1:18-21 – Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; [19] But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
RESTORATION OF JERUSALEM (SPIRITUAL & PHYSICAL)
Isaiah 62:1-12 – For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. [2] And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. [3] Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. [4] Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. [5] For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. [6] I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, [7] And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. [8] The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: [9] But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. [10] Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highways; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. [11] Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. [12] And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Isaiah 12:1-6 – And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. [2] Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. [3] Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. [4] And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. [5] Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. [6] Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

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70 WEEKS OF DANIEL 9:24-27 PROPHECY – PART 9 – THE SUMMARY OF PARTS 1 THROUGH 8

70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 9

The Summary to Parts 1 through 8

July 30, 2014

Part 8 was put up on July 24, 2014

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In the many years I have studied this subject, I have found it to be one of the most difficult prophecies I can be precisely accurate in expositing, and yet it is one of the easiest to interpret within prescribed limits. And so, after considering the many different ways of counting the time from “the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the prince” by many different men, which you have read in the previous eight updates, I freely admit there are only two things of which I am certain. After all the glitter and calculations have been considered, only these two conclusions can I consider to be valid without question, and I will state them later in this final Update of the series.

Daniel 9:24-27 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. [25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The reasons one cannot be exactingly precise are numerous. The errors made in calendar adjustments between Oriental and Western calendars based on the movements of different astronomical movements of two different heavenly bodies, the actual birth date of Christ appearing to be 4 BC, assorted other shifts in time keeping by the ancients, and whether the years listed are supposed to be 360 or 365 and ¼ days, have combined to make it impossible to take an oath any one of the many sets of calculations is absolutely accurate. However, it is a situation that can be narrowed down to one of two proclamations issued to rebuild the city of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, and a sufficiently accurate outcome by applying 360 day prophetic years to one, while applying 365 and ¼ days to the other proclamation, which have led me to say that one or the other must be correct. Since I have described the calculations by B.H. Carroll and others, as applied to the third proclamation, which were based on 365 and ¼ days, please allow me to quote directly from a book by John Urquhart, who bases his calculations on proclamation number four, and uses 360 day prophetic years. The following quote is taken directly from “The Wonders of Prophecy,” by John Urquhart, Charles C. Cook, Fifth Edition.

BEGIN QUOTE FROM “THE WONDERS OF PROPHECY”

“That third edict has very generally been regarded as the decree ‘to restore and to build Jerusalem’– a view with which I once concurred. But a closer examination of the terms of the edict does not support that conclusion. Those terms are most explicit. Ezra is empowered to convey the treasure contributed by the king and his counselors, from Babylon to Jerusalem, to receive other voluntary offerings, to expend the funds, and to appoint magistrates and judges. But there is no mention whatever of building and restoring Jerusalem; and, if that task had been assigned to Ezra, it would be hard indeed to explain why, in an edict fully transcribed and elaborately minute in regard to everything else, no reference whatever is made to that important undertaking. When we turn to the fourth degree, however, we meet for the first time, language which is in significant accord with the description of “the commandment spoken of by Daniel. Nehemiah tells us that, when Artaxerxes asked ‘For what dost thou make request,’ he replied: ‘If it please the king, and if thy servant hath found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldst send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchers, that I may build it.” He also begged a letter to ‘Asaph, the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me according to the good hand of my God upon me.’ Here we have in explicit terms an authorization to Ezra to build the city of his fathers’ sepulchers; and the fourth decree is consequently ‘the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem.’

To apply these results, we have first of all to inquire what those 483 years are. Are they years in every respect like the years of our own calendar? There are clear indications in Scripture that the Hebrew month, like that of Babylonia and of Egypt, consisted of 30 days. The year consequently contained 360 days; multiplying those 483 years by 360 so as to find the entire number of days, we divide by 365.25 and so change them into calendar years. The result of this rough and ready, but sufficiently accurate, method is that 483 prophetic years are found to be equivalent to 476 years of our ordinary chronology of today.

We have to ask next to what special point in the past we have to stretch it onward into the future. The narrative in Nehemiah furnishes a perfectly clear reply. We are told that the concession was made ‘in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the King.’ He began his reign in the year 465 B.C. He was now in the twentieth year of his reign: in other words 19 years of his reign were completed and the 20th year was in progress. Deducting these 19 years from 465, we are brought to 446 B.C. – the year in which the edict was issued ‘to restore and to build Jerusalem.’

‘A word or two will now complete our demonstration. Applying the 476 years of the prediction to this point (446 years before the birth of our Lord) we find that they bring us down to that event and leave 30 years over. That is the year 30 A.D. is specified as that of the Savior’s cutting off in his crucifixion. While everyone will feel how amazing that the year and the very month – the month Nisan – of our Lord’s death should have been fixed centuries beforehand, some may imagine that there is, nevertheless, a slight inaccuracy. We are told (Luke 3:23) that Jesus entered upon this ministry when he was about 30 years of age. The year 30 A.D. would, therefore be the year when his ministry began, and not the year of his crucifixion. But the Scripture is absolutely accurate. When the division between the time B.C. and the time A.D. was made, the year 1 A.D., was really the year 5 A.D.; and the year 10 the year 14 A.D.; and the year 30 the year 34 A.D. And thus the year 30 A.D. in our chronology was really the year of our Lord’s death. The chronology was in error, but there was no error in the Scripture; and that sacrifice, which will be remembered and celebrated throughout eternity, was offered at the appointed time.”

END OF QUOTE FROM “WONDERS OF PROPHECY”

What follows is my summary of Parts 1 through 8 of the 70 weeks – In the Agency there were times when reams of information, collected from all over the Soviet Union, would be piled on the desk of an analyst, day after day, week after week, perhaps month after month, and from it all he or she was expected to present conclusions as to how it did, or did not, or might, or could, present a scenario that would of future benefit in confrontations with forces and peoples of other nations. In all analysis work there are times when one feels completely helpless because the evidence usually cannot be molded into a concrete pattern of certainty. I am thankful for my training as an analyst because, at times, there are things you can know FOR SURE, others of which you are reasonably certain, some that are fifty-fifty, a high percentage of those in the “definite maybe” category, and some that leave you setting all alone not having the foggiest idea what it all means, if anything.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

So let me present to you two things that I know FOR SURE, and these two are quite enough to make my point, because more than 95 percent of the world’s prophetic teachers today are in complete disagreement with them. Ironically, all of the world’s prophetic teachers before 1740 did agree with them, and a majority of them considered then to be true into the beginning of the twentieth century. The beginning of the Great Evangelical Age in 1740, the beginning of the popularization of a pre-tribulation theory in 1827 by John Darby, and the publishing of the Scofield Bible in 1909 pushed the following two teachings into antiquity by the middle of the twentieth century. And the very popular twentieth century book, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” which was followed by the “Left Behind” series of publications during the present century, has almost eliminated the possibility of anyone ever hearing these two conclusions or even knowing they once existed. But I AM SURE the following TWO conclusions are correct.

(1) The three HE’s in Daniel 9:27 are NOT a future antichrist.

(2) There are NOT 7 years of Daniel’s 70TH week waiting to be fulfilled.

They are quite enough because so many other prophetic teachings are based on them being a lie. I would say that more than 80 percent of the prophetic teachers today are teaching that that Daniel 9:27 represents the antichrist, and that we are waiting for the entire last week of seven years to be fulfilled. In the previous eight updates I have listed a bevy of great Bible preachers who believed the two things listed above. I am acutely aware that what I have presented has, and will continue to cause a wide variety of emotions among those who have taught, and do teach, that these two things are not true. But I ask those who have the most violent reaction – did you know what was taught before the teaching of Daniel 9:27 arose that has dominated the last 100 years of prophetic teaching – Did you know it before you starting teaching what you teach today? I had been exposed to the teaching of it as a youth in the forties by old Missionary Baptist preachers, but I did not know where it came from, or the history of it, until I studied it for myself. Have you ever studied it for yourself? Please don’t attack the personal integrity of all those men of God prior to 1740, as well as the majority who held it into the early twentieth century, to prove your position. I attempt not to attack the personal integrity of any man’s character to prove any case, interpretation, or point I am attempting to draw from the Scriptures, and diligently try to make my case on what I believe the Bible teaches. I spend a great deal more time asking myself why I teach it, what my real motive is in presenting it, and invariably I find myself asking myself – are you presenting it to please men or God, are you teaching what God wants them to hear or what they want to hear? I spend so much time in judging my own motives in teaching something that it does not leave me with much time to think about the motives of others. However, I do not think I am out of line or out of God’s will to ask others to do the same. I concentrate on following Jesus as he leads me along the path he directs me to follow, which doesn’t leave me much time to think about what he has chosen for other men to do in his fields of labor.

John 21:21,22 – Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? [22] Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

One really does not have to go back before 1740 to find the teaching that the HE’s in Daniel 9:27 represent Christ. Here are just a few of many authors published after 1827 who were not swayed by the new teaching of the HE’s representing a future antichrist.

1. The Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary on Daniel by Robinson, Section XXXVI, “The Last Week and It’s Employment.”

2. The Layman’s Commentary on Daniel by Charles John Elliott. D.D.

3. An Interpretation of the English Bible by B.H. Carroll.

4. Halley’s 1927 Bible Commentary by Henry H. Halley

5. The Prophecy of Daniel by Edward J. Young, 1949

6. Commentary on the Whole Bible by Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown

7. Great Prophecies of the Bible by Ralph Edward Woodrow, 1971

8. The Book of Daniel by Curtis Mitchell, 1968

9. The Wonders of Prophecy by John Urquhart

10. The Seer of Babylon by Clarence H. Hewitt, 1948

11. The Pulpit Commentary, Volume 29, 1896

Have you ever gone back and checked to see what was taught before 1740? Did God choose not to reveal the truth about Daniel 9:27 until after 1740? Did he choose the Great Evangelical Movement as the time to reveal the truth about Daniel 9:27? Did he wait to popularize the truth of the Pre-Trib Rapture by John Darby in 1827? Did he wait to spread the Pre-Trib position across the country and world by Scofield in 1909? Certainly, the answer to all these questions is an individual matter between you and God. I have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ to answer for everything I have taught, so I persuade men of what I believe about the Second Coming of His Son. I would be a spiritual fool to do otherwise.

II Corinthians 5:10,11 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Colossians 3:23-25 – And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; [24] Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [25] But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

I do not question your motives in what you teach or why you teach it, that is a very personal matter between you and God, and something you alone are capable of doing. I only know it is something God wants all of his children to do. I hope my motive for presenting this series is made manifest in your consciences.

Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks – Part 10

70 WEEKS OF DANIEL & THE RAPTURE POSITIONS!

Part 10

THIS COMPLETES THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL SERIES

Part 9 was put up on July 30, 2014

August 8, 2015

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The Movement and Men behind Today’s Rapture Teachings!

What do you believe about the rapture and the tribulation period?
Today, many of the believers on this earth have a fixed set of beliefs on the subject, but have never examined the movement or the men who brought in what they believe. I hope that, whatever you believe about the rapture, you will check out what I am presenting in this Update.

1. Try and find any publication commenting on the Bible before 1740 that taught the HE’s in Daniel 9:27 were the future antichrist, which more than 95 percent of believers are taught it represents today?

2. Try and find any publication commenting on the Bible before 1740 that taught a pre-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture of the saved.

3. Try and find any publication before 1740 that divides Daniel’s 70th week of seven years into two 1260 day periods.

What is taught in more than 95 percent of believer’s circles today came into being after 1740. Is it right? That’s your call! But you should be aware of when and where, and who, brought in what most believe today concerning these teachings. For a thorough and comprehensive outline of the who, what, why, when, and why these positions are taught as fact by the vast majority, please consult Archive Prophecy Updates 230B, 231, 231A, 231B, 232, 231A, 232B, 232C, and 233. What follows is an outline of a movement and the men who taught prophecy after it began.

The Great Evangelical Movement began in the 1730’s, and John Wesley was the first great man associated with it when he was converted in 1738, coming out of the Church of England to become a part of the movement. You will not find the three prophecy teachings listed after paragraph one being taught before 1740. So how did these three things come to be today’s popular positions on the rapture and the antichrist?

The first man who lived during this movement who introduced a new teaching on the rapture was Morgan Edwards, who wrote an essay on it between 1742 and 1744, but said he taught it as early as 1740. Edwards pastored in four churches after that in Ireland, England, and America before the book was finally published in 1788. The book was published in 1788 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In reality, Morgan’s book does not teach the rapture occurring before a seven year period made up of the seven years of Daniel’s 70th week, but rather a rapture that occurs 1260 days before Christ’s Second Advent, which really makes Morgan Edwards someone who would be labeled a “Mid-Tribber” today. So, the Evangelical Movement began in the 1730’s and he was the first man who began what led to the popular rapture teachings of today. At the time Edwards wrote his book there was no teaching that the antichrist was the “HE” who would come and fulfill the covenant of the last week of Daniel 9:27. But there was a teaching that Christ had already fulfilled the first half the 70th week, which would have opened the door for a teaching the antichrist could come to close out the last half of the week, only to be destroyed by the Second Advent of Christ. This could explain why Edwards did not have his rapture occurring seven years before the Second Advent, but rather 1260 days before it. He placed the rapture 1260 days before the Millennial Reign, not 2520 days, as in the Pre-Trib position, which came later. Actually, the 1788 published book was more of an essay published in “book” format from what Edwards had written between 1942 and 1944. It is quite possible he simply used Revelation 12:6 as the 1260 days that was to follow his rapture.

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.

I knew the Pre-Trib Rapture did not originate with John Darby or with Margaret McDonald, because I found traces of it among some of the “Brethren” in Ireland before 1827, so I waited until I could discover the origin of the traces. I found the origin in Morgan Edwards, who was ordained to the ministry in Cork, Ireland on June 1, 1757. Darby, McDonald, and Edwards all had their influence during the time of the Great Evangelical Movement that began in the 1730’s and thereafter swept its religious fever across the world. The religious zeal of the movement today is still going strong in organizations led by many strong leaders pumping huge financial assets into mass media activity. Millions of individual contributors send their offerings to provide funding for the leader and the organization he or she heads. So, for all these reasons, I am going to give a brief history of Morgan Edwards.

The clergyman, Morgan Edwards., was born May 9, 1722 in Trevethin parish, Wales. He was educated at Bristol College in England from 1742 to 1744 where he wrote the essay of his views on prophecy in his eschatology class, which was later published in Philadelphia in 1788 under a long title: “Two Academical Exercises on Subjects Bearing the following titles – Millennium, Last Novelities.” He was ordained to the ministry in Cork, Ireland on June 1, June 1757. He came to America in 1761 and became pastor of a Baptist church in Philadelphia. Morgan resigned from the church in 1770, and never pastored thereafter, but continued to travel widely as an evangelist and lecturer. He is credited as being the founder of Rhode Island College, which is known today as Brown University. He was active in obtaining funds for the permanent support of the institution, and was one of its fellows from 1764 until 1789. He died in Pencador, Delaware in 1795. Does published evidence exist that the Pre-Trib rapture position was taught before 1740? Could be! And I will keep looking for such publications. However, at this point, all evidence I have found indicates it came out of the Evangelical Movement that began in the 1730s, and that Morgan Edwards, who would be labeled as a “Mid-Tribber today”, was the father of it.

Morgan Edward’s new idea did not initially gain acceptance when he began to believe it in 1740, but some 87 years later, and some 39 years after his essay was published in 1788 in America, and as the “Brethren” movement grew in the United Kingdom, John Darby began the process of popularizing a modified version of it across England in 1827. His greatest barrier to break through was history, because he knew it had not been taught before 1740. Darby wrote into the doctrinal platform of the “Brethren” one innovation which still marks the “first of the week” distinctive today – a resistance against the lack of evidence it was taught before 1740. In his book, “Prophecy and the Church,” Allis quotes Darby as having said: “I do not want history to tell me Nineveh or Babylon or Jerusalem is in the hands of the Gentiles. I do not admit history to be, in any sense, necessary to the understanding of prophecy.” Please read the last paragraph in this Prophecy Update for a fuller explanation as to why Darby would naturally have disliked what was historically taught before “The Great Evangelical Movement.”

The man, who brought what is known today as the Pre-Trib rapture to the forefront of nineteenth century prophetic teaching, was John Darby of England who, in 1827, led the initial period of its popularity rise in England and then in the United States. Both Morgan and Darby lived and taught in the first 100 years of the Great Evangelical Movement. This movement swept into America in the nineteenth century and began to change the prophetic teachings that came over with the settlers of the eighteenth century. It was a time of movements and men, and the local churches were caught up in its fever and prophetic teachings. Today we see the local churches relegated to obscurity – it is a time of great men and great movements on the mass media networks of the world – and they are offering their prophetic teachings on the great media. – Great men and great organizations and great ministries and great results, but the things they teach about the rapture and Daniel 9:27 were not taught before 1740, as far as I have found in my research. Is what they teach on prophecy correct? It is your call! And every person should make up their own mind. But very few ever study it out for themselves. They approach the Scriptures with pre-conceived ideas from these great evangelical men and mold the Scripture into what they were taught by them, rather than letting their own study of the Scriptures mold what they believe. This generation is a generation led by great religious organizations and the great religious men who lead them. The age of the teachings of the first local churches is vanishing away. We have become individual followers of the teachings of individual men and women on the mass religious media, who teach and preach to what they believe to be a great universal, invisible church made up of all believers.

II Timothy 4:1-4 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; [2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. [3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Now, just suppose that I find a published document, dated prior to 1740 that teaches a Pre-Trib position existed before 1740. Am I supposed to then cast out all the thousands of the teachings of those who lived from the time of the completion of the New Testament until 1740, and put all my faith in that one lone teaching of a Pre-Trib position, that none of them ever heard of, or even thought of? Again, the call is yours! But I implore you to at least consider what you have read, and to be prepared in case the Pre-Trib rapture position is not correct. Jesus is coming – that is certain! When he is coming in regard to the tribulation period is not! So, I just get up every day hoping it will be the day of his coming. I have been advised by some I cannot do that if I am not a Pre-Tribber. Why not? I may not be correct about when I believe the rapture will occur in reference to the tribulation period. Is it not also possible you may not be correct in the position you hold? So, until the issue is finally settled by Jesus, why don’t we all teach what we believe about it, and do what Jesus said to do regarding his coming.

Mark 13:35-37 – Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: [36] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. [37] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

John Wesley, Morgan Edwards, and John Darby were three of the great men who live during the first 100 years of what has come to be called The Great Evangelical Movement. The first trickling out of the local churches in the United Kingdom began in the late 1730’s, and slowly increased thereafter. After 1827 the trickling became a great flood, with many pulling out of the local churches in England and across Europe into movements led by men. These movements accelerated the growth of the concept of a universal church made up of all believers. The great Evangelical Movement swept across the United States after 1827 and literally engulfed it after the publication of Scofield’s Bible in 1909. The prophecy teachings on the first of the week rapture, brought in by the Evangelical Movement, began to penetrate into local churches around the world quite noticeably after 1850, and within 100 years it virtually became a doctrinal position in many local churches, and some began to consider those who believed otherwise to be heretics. People did not have to come out of a local church into some movement to hear it. It had become the most popular teaching in the local churches by 1912. In fact many of the present local denominational and non-denominational churches came into existence during the Great Evangelical Movement, being organized by men who came out of this movement that began in the 1730’s.

One of the great men of the Great Evangelical Age, which is in full swing today, was Dr. Scofield, whose Bible with his footnotes was published in 1909 and became the most widely read in the world. It has influenced more men and women than any other Bible (with its own commentary) than can be realized this side of heaven. What and who influenced what you believe, and have you ever checked out what you believe about the rapture from a historical standpoint? The call as to what you believe is yours, not mine, nor any other man. But I most certainly do try to persuade men, and am acutely aware that I will stand before Jesus to give account of it. And I do indeed hope that my reason for doing this is made manifest to you.

II Corinthians 5:10,11 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Since I have mentioned Dr. Scofield in many of my Archive Prophecy Updates, I should at least give you a brief history of the man. Cyrus Ingersoll Scofield (1843 to 1921) was ordained in Dallas, Texas, October 1883, where he began his ministry as Pastor of the First Congregational Church. He produced the Scofield Reference Bible and the Scofield Bible Correspondence Course. His Reference Bible was completed in 1907 and published in 1909. He is one of the “Christian Hero Trading Cards” (#2311) by Ed Reese.

Since I have made several references to John Nelson Darby in previous Updates, it would also be appropriate to include some information about his life. I have chosen to take this extract from the account given by William E. Cox, which follows:

BEGIN EXTRACT OF WILLIAM E. COX ACCOUNT

It is impossible to understand fully the dispensational view of eschatology apart from some history of its origin and main spokesmen. Biographers of John Darby refer to him as the father of modern dispensationalism.

Around 1825 many dissenting groups were beginning to pull away from the established churches in different parts of Europe. The three paramount centers seem to have been Dublin, Ireland, and Plymouth and Bristol in England. The leaders of this movement recognized the pen as being “mightier than the sword,” and turned out an abundance of literature publicizing their new beliefs. Darby referred to the church as “the Brethren.” The headquarters for the printing of the Brethren was in Plymouth. Thus, it followed naturally for this new denomination to be called Plymouth Brethren, and the name stuck.

Darby was not the founder of the Brethren movement, although he became its dominant leader and shaped its history. Even though there were many great names associated with the movement, they all were dwarfed, and his name continues in the minds of friend and foe alike. By 1830 he was in complete control of the movement and definitely shaped its dispensational doctrines. That his leadership was unshakable is evident from the fact that, although he made many bitter enemies among the founders of the movement, no man was able to unseat him. Many indeed tried, but themselves were forced either to buckle to Darby or leave the group.

The “father of modern dispensationalism” was born John Nelson Darby in Ireland, in the year 1800, and died in 1882. He was an honor student in Westminster and Trinity College, where he studied law. He was a successful lawyer until the age of twenty-seven, at which time he gave up his law practice to become a curate in the Church of England. He followed this profession until the time he joined the Brethren movement about 1827.

Darby’s biographers say he was eccentric, homely, crippled, and had a deformed face, yet that he possessed a magnetic personality and a keen organizing ability. The man was indefatigable, having been known to travel, it is said, for days while living on acorns. He came from a family background of education, culture, and social standing. He apparently was blessed with a keen mind. William Blair Neatby, who was critical of the movement headed by Darby, described him (A History of the Plymouth Brethren, p. 192) as follows:

‘No doubt Darby had many perfectly intelligible titles to success. His attainments were great and varied, apart from his classic and theological scholarship. He could write and speak in several modern languages, and translated the whole Bible into French and German.’
While convalescing from injuries received when his horse threw him, Darby was convinced of the authority of Scripture and the importance of prophetic teachings. He was especially impressed by the thirty-second chapter of Isaiah, which he referred to as describing “a state of things in no way established as yet.”

In spite of his belief in the authority of the Scriptures, Darby retained some of his old Anglican beliefs. For example, Neatby says of him (ibid., p. 63): “…Darby alone among the earlier Brethren remained a pedobaptist.”

Darby wrote into the doctrinal platform of the Brethren one innovation which still marks the dispensational school today. We refer to his disregard of and actual contempt for history. In his book, Prophecy and the Church, p. 26, Allis quotes Darby as having said:

‘I do not want history to tell me Nineveh or Babylon is ruined or Jerusalem is in the hands of the Gentiles. I do not admit history to be, in any sense, necessary to the understanding of prophecy.’

The Plymouth Brethren, when first organized, had two main distinctives: (1) theirs was an ecumenical movement, and (2) they sought to do away with an ordained clergy and anything which even resembled organization within the local church. They were opposed to music or any type of ritual in the church service. Darby’s watchword, according to his biographers, was “the union of the children of God.” The Brethren frowned on ordination as constituting a man-made ministry, and the very word “Brethren” was an attempt to get away from denominationalism.

While the subject of the Lord’s second coming soon came to dominate the dispensational school, it scarcely entered into their thinking at the very first. Their two main starting ecumenicity, and looseness of organization-may be seen from the following quotations.

‘We should come together in all simplicity as disciples, not waiting on any pulpit or ministry, but trusting that the Lord would edify us together, by ministering as He pleased, and saw good from the midst of ourselves (Thomas S. Veitch, ‘The Brethren Movement’).’

‘That ordination of any kind to preach the Gospel is no requirement of Scripture (Neatby).’

Following his break with the Church of England and his joining the Brethren movement, Darby, along with the rest of the Brethren, claimed to have been given many “rediscovered truths.” These alleged truths supposedly had been taught by the apostles, then lost sight of. Even the great Reformers had not known of these doctrines. These “rediscovered truths” were, in fact, the direct opposite of all historic Christian teachings proclaimed by the Reformers and extant commentaries. Notice was given to the world at large that everyone should look on all previous post-apostolic teachings as false, and that only the “rediscovered truths” of the Brethren should be embraced.’

END EXTRACT FROM WILLIAM E. COX ACCOUNT

I had been exposed to what I now believe about Daniel’s 70 weeks of years and the rapture as a young man. I lived in England from 1958 to 1961, which is the land of ancient books commenting about prophecy in countless old book stores and, if they have not diminished in number at the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, they have thousands of them. After my retirement from the USAF Branch of the National Security Agency, I sat under teachers in the early seventies that I greatly admire. I could tell that two of them, through comments they casually made, knew about the pre-1740 teachings. While in Seminary I never argued with anything that was taught from entrance to graduation. I simply sat still and soaked in as much as I could. I was there to learn, and not to argue or teach – they were the teachers and I was the “teachee.” I still love and respect them all, both dead and living, and am hopeful I cause them no grief by what I teach about Daniel’s 70 Weeks and the rapture. I suspect that two of them held positions at least similar to what I believe on the two aforementioned subjects, but may never know this side of heaven if that is true.

I kept waiting for some well-known respected man in our work to issue something about the pre-1740 teachings on the two subjects I have been addressing. I certainly did not want to be the Long Ranger. I am no different from other men – I want to be accepted and loved by the rest of my brethren, and I knew I would be rejected and spurned by many of them if I presented what you have just read in this Update. So I waited, and waited, and waited, and then waited some more. All this time the Lord kept bothering me about not telling the brethren what I believed, but I knew what would happen if I did, and simply fought him off, with a promise of doing it in the future. I never lied about what I believed, I just refrained from teaching anything about the first three and one half years of peace, and only talked about what the antichrist would do during the last three and one years. I would run my laser pointer up and down across the horizontal length of Clarence Larkin’s two box diagrams, saying, “now that’s where the rapture will occur,” which usually got a laugh. In my books I had the rapture occurring after the opening of the sixth seal, because I really did not know when the seventh trumpet would actually sound in the juxtaposition of the seals and vials. At that time I was not satisfied in the way I had the seals, the trumpets, and the vials aligned and overlapped. I was never satisfied with parts of the diagrams I put in my second book, but did the best I could in making them as compatible as possible in my uncertainty of the seal, trumpet, and vial alignment. I did not come to what I believe to be the proper alignment until about 1992. You will find what I came to believe in Archive Prophecy Update 321E in diagrammatic format. Then, I passed 70 years of age in 2002, and my conscience, in not revealing what I believed, was eaten down to the quick. I realized at that point I was going to have to give up and do it, because I knew I would have to face Christ at his judgment seat, and I was aware at age 70 my end was drawing very near. Well, now my conscience is clear with the Lord, and I hope my reason for issuing this 10 Part Series is also clear in your consciences.

II Corinthians 5:11 – Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Tom McElmurry, Pastor, Dardanelle, Arkansas

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70 WEEKS OF DANIEL 9:24-27 PROPHECY – PART 9 – THE SUMMARY OF PARTS 1 THROUGH 8

70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 9

The Summary to Parts 1 through 8

July 30, 2014

Part 8 was put up on July 24, 2014

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In the many years I have studied this subject, I have found it to be one of the most difficult prophecies I can be precisely accurate in expositing, and yet it is one of the easiest to interpret within prescribed limits. And so, after considering the many different ways of counting the time from “the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the prince” by many different men, which you have read in the previous eight updates, I freely admit there are only two things of which I am certain. After all the glitter and calculations have been considered, only these two conclusions can I consider to be valid without question, and I will state them later in this final Update of the series.

Daniel 9:24-27 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. [25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The reasons one cannot be exactingly precise are numerous. The errors made in calendar adjustments between Oriental and Western calendars based on the movements of different astronomical movements of two different heavenly bodies, the actual birth date of Christ appearing to be 4 BC, assorted other shifts in time keeping by the ancients, and whether the years listed are supposed to be 360 or 365 and ¼ days, have combined to make it impossible to take an oath any one of the many sets of calculations is absolutely accurate. However, it is a situation that can be narrowed down to one of two proclamations issued to rebuild the city of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, and a sufficiently accurate outcome by applying 360 day prophetic years to one, while applying 365 and ¼ days to the other proclamation, which have led me to say that one or the other must be correct. Since I have described the calculations by B.H. Carroll and others, as applied to the third proclamation, which were based on 365 and ¼ days, please allow me to quote directly from a book by John Urquhart, who bases his calculations on proclamation number four, and uses 360 day prophetic years. The following quote is taken directly from “The Wonders of Prophecy,” by John Urquhart, Charles C. Cook, Fifth Edition.

BEGIN QUOTE FROM “THE WONDERS OF PROPHECY”

“That third edict has very generally been regarded as the decree ‘to restore and to build Jerusalem’– a view with which I once concurred. But a closer examination of the terms of the edict does not support that conclusion. Those terms are most explicit. Ezra is empowered to convey the treasure contributed by the king and his counselors, from Babylon to Jerusalem, to receive other voluntary offerings, to expend the funds, and to appoint magistrates and judges. But there is no mention whatever of building and restoring Jerusalem; and, if that task had been assigned to Ezra, it would be hard indeed to explain why, in an edict fully transcribed and elaborately minute in regard to everything else, no reference whatever is made to that important undertaking. When we turn to the fourth degree, however, we meet for the first time, language which is in significant accord with the description of “the commandment spoken of by Daniel. Nehemiah tells us that, when Artaxerxes asked ‘For what dost thou make request,’ he replied: ‘If it please the king, and if thy servant hath found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldst send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchers, that I may build it.” He also begged a letter to ‘Asaph, the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me according to the good hand of my God upon me.’ Here we have in explicit terms an authorization to Ezra to build the city of his fathers’ sepulchers; and the fourth decree is consequently ‘the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem.’

To apply these results, we have first of all to inquire what those 483 years are. Are they years in every respect like the years of our own calendar? There are clear indications in Scripture that the Hebrew month, like that of Babylonia and of Egypt, consisted of 30 days. The year consequently contained 360 days; multiplying those 483 years by 360 so as to find the entire number of days, we divide by 365.25 and so change them into calendar years. The result of this rough and ready, but sufficiently accurate, method is that 483 prophetic years are found to be equivalent to 476 years of our ordinary chronology of today.

We have to ask next to what special point in the past we have to stretch it onward into the future. The narrative in Nehemiah furnishes a perfectly clear reply. We are told that the concession was made ‘in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the King.’ He began his reign in the year 465 B.C. He was now in the twentieth year of his reign: in other words 19 years of his reign were completed and the 20th year was in progress. Deducting these 19 years from 465, we are brought to 446 B.C. – the year in which the edict was issued ‘to restore and to build Jerusalem.’

‘A word or two will now complete our demonstration. Applying the 476 years of the prediction to this point (446 years before the birth of our Lord) we find that they bring us down to that event and leave 30 years over. That is the year 30 A.D. is specified as that of the Savior’s cutting off in his crucifixion. While everyone will feel how amazing that the year and the very month – the month Nisan – of our Lord’s death should have been fixed centuries beforehand, some may imagine that there is, nevertheless, a slight inaccuracy. We are told (Luke 3:23) that Jesus entered upon this ministry when he was about 30 years of age. The year 30 A.D. would, therefore be the year when his ministry began, and not the year of his crucifixion. But the Scripture is absolutely accurate. When the division between the time B.C. and the time A.D. was made, the year 1 A.D., was really the year 5 A.D.; and the year 10 the year 14 A.D.; and the year 30 the year 34 A.D. And thus the year 30 A.D. in our chronology was really the year of our Lord’s death. The chronology was in error, but there was no error in the Scripture; and that sacrifice, which will be remembered and celebrated throughout eternity, was offered at the appointed time.”

END OF QUOTE FROM “WONDERS OF PROPHECY”

What follows is my summary of Parts 1 through 8 of the 70 weeks – In the Agency there were times when reams of information, collected from all over the Soviet Union, would be piled on the desk of an analyst, day after day, week after week, perhaps month after month, and from it all he or she was expected to present conclusions as to how it did, or did not, or might, or could, present a scenario that would of future benefit in confrontations with forces and peoples of other nations. In all analysis work there are times when one feels completely helpless because the evidence usually cannot be molded into a concrete pattern of certainty. I am thankful for my training as an analyst because, at times, there are things you can know FOR SURE, others of which you are reasonably certain, some that are fifty-fifty, a high percentage of those in the “definite maybe” category, and some that leave you setting all alone not having the foggiest idea what it all means, if anything.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

So let me present to you two things that I know FOR SURE, and these two are quite enough to make my point, because more than 95 percent of the world’s prophetic teachers today are in complete disagreement with them. Ironically, all of the world’s prophetic teachers before 1740 did agree with them, and a majority of them considered then to be true into the beginning of the twentieth century. The beginning of the Great Evangelical Age in 1740, the beginning of the popularization of a pre-tribulation theory in 1827 by John Darby, and the publishing of the Scofield Bible in 1909 pushed the following two teachings into antiquity by the middle of the twentieth century. And the very popular twentieth century book, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” which was followed by the “Left Behind” series of publications during the present century, has almost eliminated the possibility of anyone ever hearing these two conclusions or even knowing they once existed. But I AM SURE the following TWO conclusions are correct.

(1) The three HE’s in Daniel 9:27 are NOT a future antichrist.

(2) There are NOT 7 years of Daniel’s 70TH week waiting to be fulfilled.

They are quite enough because so many other prophetic teachings are based on them being a lie. I would say that more than 80 percent of the prophetic teachers today are teaching that that Daniel 9:27 represents the antichrist, and that we are waiting for the entire last week of seven years to be fulfilled. In the previous eight updates I have listed a bevy of great Bible preachers who believed the two things listed above. I am acutely aware that what I have presented has, and will continue to cause a wide variety of emotions among those who have taught, and do teach, that these two things are not true. But I ask those who have the most violent reaction – did you know what was taught before the teaching of Daniel 9:27 arose that has dominated the last 100 years of prophetic teaching – Did you know it before you starting teaching what you teach today? I had been exposed to the teaching of it as a youth in the forties by old Missionary Baptist preachers, but I did not know where it came from, or the history of it, until I studied it for myself. Have you ever studied it for yourself? Please don’t attack the personal integrity of all those men of God prior to 1740, as well as the majority who held it into the early twentieth century, to prove your position. I attempt not to attack the personal integrity of any man’s character to prove any case, interpretation, or point I am attempting to draw from the Scriptures, and diligently try to make my case on what I believe the Bible teaches. I spend a great deal more time asking myself why I teach it, what my real motive is in presenting it, and invariably I find myself asking myself – are you presenting it to please men or God, are you teaching what God wants them to hear or what they want to hear? I spend so much time in judging my own motives in teaching something that it does not leave me with much time to think about the motives of others. However, I do not think I am out of line or out of God’s will to ask others to do the same. I concentrate on following Jesus as he leads me along the path he directs me to follow, which doesn’t leave me much time to think about what he has chosen for other men to do in his fields of labor.

John 21:21,22 – Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? [22] Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

One really does not have to go back before 1740 to find the teaching that the HE’s in Daniel 9:27 represent Christ. Here are just a few of many authors published after 1827 who were not swayed by the new teaching of the HE’s representing a future antichrist.

1. The Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary on Daniel by Robinson, Section XXXVI, “The Last Week and It’s Employment.”

2. The Layman’s Commentary on Daniel by Charles John Elliott. D.D.

3. An Interpretation of the English Bible by B.H. Carroll.

4. Halley’s 1927 Bible Commentary by Henry H. Halley

5. The Prophecy of Daniel by Edward J. Young, 1949

6. Commentary on the Whole Bible by Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown

7. Great Prophecies of the Bible by Ralph Edward Woodrow, 1971

8. The Book of Daniel by Curtis Mitchell, 1968

9. The Wonders of Prophecy by John Urquhart

10. The Seer of Babylon by Clarence H. Hewitt, 1948

11. The Pulpit Commentary, Volume 29, 1896

Have you ever gone back and checked to see what was taught before 1740? Did God choose not to reveal the truth about Daniel 9:27 until after 1740? Did he choose the Great Evangelical Movement as the time to reveal the truth about Daniel 9:27? Did he wait to popularize the truth of the Pre-Trib Rapture by John Darby in 1827? Did he wait to spread the Pre-Trib position across the country and world by Scofield in 1909? Certainly, the answer to all these questions is an individual matter between you and God. I have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ to answer for everything I have taught, so I persuade men of what I believe about the Second Coming of His Son. I would be a spiritual fool to do otherwise.

II Corinthians 5:10,11 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Colossians 3:23-25 – And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; [24] Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [25] But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

I do not question your motives in what you teach or why you teach it, that is a very personal matter between you and God, and something you alone are capable of doing. I only know it is something God wants all of his children to do. I hope my motive for presenting this series is made manifest in your consciences.

Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks – Part 10

70 WEEKS OF DANIEL & THE RAPTURE POSITIONS!

Part 10

THIS COMPLETES THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL SERIES

Part 9 was put up on July 30, 2014

August 8, 2015

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The Movement and Men behind Today’s Rapture Teachings!

What do you believe about the rapture and the tribulation period?
Today, many of the believers on this earth have a fixed set of beliefs on the subject, but have never examined the movement or the men who brought in what they believe. I hope that, whatever you believe about the rapture, you will check out what I am presenting in this Update.

1. Try and find any publication commenting on the Bible before 1740 that taught the HE’s in Daniel 9:27 were the future antichrist, which more than 95 percent of believers are taught it represents today?

2. Try and find any publication commenting on the Bible before 1740 that taught a pre-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture of the saved.

3. Try and find any publication before 1740 that divides Daniel’s 70th week of seven years into two 1260 day periods.

What is taught in more than 95 percent of believer’s circles today came into being after 1740. Is it right? That’s your call! But you should be aware of when and where, and who, brought in what most believe today concerning these teachings. For a thorough and comprehensive outline of the who, what, why, when, and why these positions are taught as fact by the vast majority, please consult Archive Prophecy Updates 230B, 231, 231A, 231B, 232, 231A, 232B, 232C, and 233. What follows is an outline of a movement and the men who taught prophecy after it began.

The Great Evangelical Movement began in the 1730’s, and John Wesley was the first great man associated with it when he was converted in 1738, coming out of the Church of England to become a part of the movement. You will not find the three prophecy teachings listed after paragraph one being taught before 1740. So how did these three things come to be today’s popular positions on the rapture and the antichrist?

The first man who lived during this movement who introduced a new teaching on the rapture was Morgan Edwards, who wrote an essay on it between 1742 and 1744, but said he taught it as early as 1740. Edwards pastored in four churches after that in Ireland, England, and America before the book was finally published in 1788. The book was published in 1788 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In reality, Morgan’s book does not teach the rapture occurring before a seven year period made up of the seven years of Daniel’s 70th week, but rather a rapture that occurs 1260 days before Christ’s Second Advent, which really makes Morgan Edwards someone who would be labeled a “Mid-Tribber” today. So, the Evangelical Movement began in the 1730’s and he was the first man who began what led to the popular rapture teachings of today. At the time Edwards wrote his book there was no teaching that the antichrist was the “HE” who would come and fulfill the covenant of the last week of Daniel 9:27. But there was a teaching that Christ had already fulfilled the first half the 70th week, which would have opened the door for a teaching the antichrist could come to close out the last half of the week, only to be destroyed by the Second Advent of Christ. This could explain why Edwards did not have his rapture occurring seven years before the Second Advent, but rather 1260 days before it. He placed the rapture 1260 days before the Millennial Reign, not 2520 days, as in the Pre-Trib position, which came later. Actually, the 1788 published book was more of an essay published in “book” format from what Edwards had written between 1942 and 1944. It is quite possible he simply used Revelation 12:6 as the 1260 days that was to follow his rapture.

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.

I knew the Pre-Trib Rapture did not originate with John Darby or with Margaret McDonald, because I found traces of it among some of the “Brethren” in Ireland before 1827, so I waited until I could discover the origin of the traces. I found the origin in Morgan Edwards, who was ordained to the ministry in Cork, Ireland on June 1, 1757. Darby, McDonald, and Edwards all had their influence during the time of the Great Evangelical Movement that began in the 1730’s and thereafter swept its religious fever across the world. The religious zeal of the movement today is still going strong in organizations led by many strong leaders pumping huge financial assets into mass media activity. Millions of individual contributors send their offerings to provide funding for the leader and the organization he or she heads. So, for all these reasons, I am going to give a brief history of Morgan Edwards.

The clergyman, Morgan Edwards., was born May 9, 1722 in Trevethin parish, Wales. He was educated at Bristol College in England from 1742 to 1744 where he wrote the essay of his views on prophecy in his eschatology class, which was later published in Philadelphia in 1788 under a long title: “Two Academical Exercises on Subjects Bearing the following titles – Millennium, Last Novelities.” He was ordained to the ministry in Cork, Ireland on June 1, June 1757. He came to America in 1761 and became pastor of a Baptist church in Philadelphia. Morgan resigned from the church in 1770, and never pastored thereafter, but continued to travel widely as an evangelist and lecturer. He is credited as being the founder of Rhode Island College, which is known today as Brown University. He was active in obtaining funds for the permanent support of the institution, and was one of its fellows from 1764 until 1789. He died in Pencador, Delaware in 1795. Does published evidence exist that the Pre-Trib rapture position was taught before 1740? Could be! And I will keep looking for such publications. However, at this point, all evidence I have found indicates it came out of the Evangelical Movement that began in the 1730s, and that Morgan Edwards, who would be labeled as a “Mid-Tribber today”, was the father of it.

Morgan Edward’s new idea did not initially gain acceptance when he began to believe it in 1740, but some 87 years later, and some 39 years after his essay was published in 1788 in America, and as the “Brethren” movement grew in the United Kingdom, John Darby began the process of popularizing a modified version of it across England in 1827. His greatest barrier to break through was history, because he knew it had not been taught before 1740. Darby wrote into the doctrinal platform of the “Brethren” one innovation which still marks the “first of the week” distinctive today – a resistance against the lack of evidence it was taught before 1740. In his book, “Prophecy and the Church,” Allis quotes Darby as having said: “I do not want history to tell me Nineveh or Babylon or Jerusalem is in the hands of the Gentiles. I do not admit history to be, in any sense, necessary to the understanding of prophecy.” Please read the last paragraph in this Prophecy Update for a fuller explanation as to why Darby would naturally have disliked what was historically taught before “The Great Evangelical Movement.”

The man, who brought what is known today as the Pre-Trib rapture to the forefront of nineteenth century prophetic teaching, was John Darby of England who, in 1827, led the initial period of its popularity rise in England and then in the United States. Both Morgan and Darby lived and taught in the first 100 years of the Great Evangelical Movement. This movement swept into America in the nineteenth century and began to change the prophetic teachings that came over with the settlers of the eighteenth century. It was a time of movements and men, and the local churches were caught up in its fever and prophetic teachings. Today we see the local churches relegated to obscurity – it is a time of great men and great movements on the mass media networks of the world – and they are offering their prophetic teachings on the great media. – Great men and great organizations and great ministries and great results, but the things they teach about the rapture and Daniel 9:27 were not taught before 1740, as far as I have found in my research. Is what they teach on prophecy correct? It is your call! And every person should make up their own mind. But very few ever study it out for themselves. They approach the Scriptures with pre-conceived ideas from these great evangelical men and mold the Scripture into what they were taught by them, rather than letting their own study of the Scriptures mold what they believe. This generation is a generation led by great religious organizations and the great religious men who lead them. The age of the teachings of the first local churches is vanishing away. We have become individual followers of the teachings of individual men and women on the mass religious media, who teach and preach to what they believe to be a great universal, invisible church made up of all believers.

II Timothy 4:1-4 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; [2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. [3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Now, just suppose that I find a published document, dated prior to 1740 that teaches a Pre-Trib position existed before 1740. Am I supposed to then cast out all the thousands of the teachings of those who lived from the time of the completion of the New Testament until 1740, and put all my faith in that one lone teaching of a Pre-Trib position, that none of them ever heard of, or even thought of? Again, the call is yours! But I implore you to at least consider what you have read, and to be prepared in case the Pre-Trib rapture position is not correct. Jesus is coming – that is certain! When he is coming in regard to the tribulation period is not! So, I just get up every day hoping it will be the day of his coming. I have been advised by some I cannot do that if I am not a Pre-Tribber. Why not? I may not be correct about when I believe the rapture will occur in reference to the tribulation period. Is it not also possible you may not be correct in the position you hold? So, until the issue is finally settled by Jesus, why don’t we all teach what we believe about it, and do what Jesus said to do regarding his coming.

Mark 13:35-37 – Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: [36] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. [37] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

John Wesley, Morgan Edwards, and John Darby were three of the great men who live during the first 100 years of what has come to be called The Great Evangelical Movement. The first trickling out of the local churches in the United Kingdom began in the late 1730’s, and slowly increased thereafter. After 1827 the trickling became a great flood, with many pulling out of the local churches in England and across Europe into movements led by men. These movements accelerated the growth of the concept of a universal church made up of all believers. The great Evangelical Movement swept across the United States after 1827 and literally engulfed it after the publication of Scofield’s Bible in 1909. The prophecy teachings on the first of the week rapture, brought in by the Evangelical Movement, began to penetrate into local churches around the world quite noticeably after 1850, and within 100 years it virtually became a doctrinal position in many local churches, and some began to consider those who believed otherwise to be heretics. People did not have to come out of a local church into some movement to hear it. It had become the most popular teaching in the local churches by 1912. In fact many of the present local denominational and non-denominational churches came into existence during the Great Evangelical Movement, being organized by men who came out of this movement that began in the 1730’s.

One of the great men of the Great Evangelical Age, which is in full swing today, was Dr. Scofield, whose Bible with his footnotes was published in 1909 and became the most widely read in the world. It has influenced more men and women than any other Bible (with its own commentary) than can be realized this side of heaven. What and who influenced what you believe, and have you ever checked out what you believe about the rapture from a historical standpoint? The call as to what you believe is yours, not mine, nor any other man. But I most certainly do try to persuade men, and am acutely aware that I will stand before Jesus to give account of it. And I do indeed hope that my reason for doing this is made manifest to you.

II Corinthians 5:10,11 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. [11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Since I have mentioned Dr. Scofield in many of my Archive Prophecy Updates, I should at least give you a brief history of the man. Cyrus Ingersoll Scofield (1843 to 1921) was ordained in Dallas, Texas, October 1883, where he began his ministry as Pastor of the First Congregational Church. He produced the Scofield Reference Bible and the Scofield Bible Correspondence Course. His Reference Bible was completed in 1907 and published in 1909. He is one of the “Christian Hero Trading Cards” (#2311) by Ed Reese.

Since I have made several references to John Nelson Darby in previous Updates, it would also be appropriate to include some information about his life. I have chosen to take this extract from the account given by William E. Cox, which follows:

BEGIN EXTRACT OF WILLIAM E. COX ACCOUNT

It is impossible to understand fully the dispensational view of eschatology apart from some history of its origin and main spokesmen. Biographers of John Darby refer to him as the father of modern dispensationalism.

Around 1825 many dissenting groups were beginning to pull away from the established churches in different parts of Europe. The three paramount centers seem to have been Dublin, Ireland, and Plymouth and Bristol in England. The leaders of this movement recognized the pen as being “mightier than the sword,” and turned out an abundance of literature publicizing their new beliefs. Darby referred to the church as “the Brethren.” The headquarters for the printing of the Brethren was in Plymouth. Thus, it followed naturally for this new denomination to be called Plymouth Brethren, and the name stuck.

Darby was not the founder of the Brethren movement, although he became its dominant leader and shaped its history. Even though there were many great names associated with the movement, they all were dwarfed, and his name continues in the minds of friend and foe alike. By 1830 he was in complete control of the movement and definitely shaped its dispensational doctrines. That his leadership was unshakable is evident from the fact that, although he made many bitter enemies among the founders of the movement, no man was able to unseat him. Many indeed tried, but themselves were forced either to buckle to Darby or leave the group.

The “father of modern dispensationalism” was born John Nelson Darby in Ireland, in the year 1800, and died in 1882. He was an honor student in Westminster and Trinity College, where he studied law. He was a successful lawyer until the age of twenty-seven, at which time he gave up his law practice to become a curate in the Church of England. He followed this profession until the time he joined the Brethren movement about 1827.

Darby’s biographers say he was eccentric, homely, crippled, and had a deformed face, yet that he possessed a magnetic personality and a keen organizing ability. The man was indefatigable, having been known to travel, it is said, for days while living on acorns. He came from a family background of education, culture, and social standing. He apparently was blessed with a keen mind. William Blair Neatby, who was critical of the movement headed by Darby, described him (A History of the Plymouth Brethren, p. 192) as follows:

‘No doubt Darby had many perfectly intelligible titles to success. His attainments were great and varied, apart from his classic and theological scholarship. He could write and speak in several modern languages, and translated the whole Bible into French and German.’
While convalescing from injuries received when his horse threw him, Darby was convinced of the authority of Scripture and the importance of prophetic teachings. He was especially impressed by the thirty-second chapter of Isaiah, which he referred to as describing “a state of things in no way established as yet.”

In spite of his belief in the authority of the Scriptures, Darby retained some of his old Anglican beliefs. For example, Neatby says of him (ibid., p. 63): “…Darby alone among the earlier Brethren remained a pedobaptist.”

Darby wrote into the doctrinal platform of the Brethren one innovation which still marks the dispensational school today. We refer to his disregard of and actual contempt for history. In his book, Prophecy and the Church, p. 26, Allis quotes Darby as having said:

‘I do not want history to tell me Nineveh or Babylon is ruined or Jerusalem is in the hands of the Gentiles. I do not admit history to be, in any sense, necessary to the understanding of prophecy.’

The Plymouth Brethren, when first organized, had two main distinctives: (1) theirs was an ecumenical movement, and (2) they sought to do away with an ordained clergy and anything which even resembled organization within the local church. They were opposed to music or any type of ritual in the church service. Darby’s watchword, according to his biographers, was “the union of the children of God.” The Brethren frowned on ordination as constituting a man-made ministry, and the very word “Brethren” was an attempt to get away from denominationalism.

While the subject of the Lord’s second coming soon came to dominate the dispensational school, it scarcely entered into their thinking at the very first. Their two main starting ecumenicity, and looseness of organization-may be seen from the following quotations.

‘We should come together in all simplicity as disciples, not waiting on any pulpit or ministry, but trusting that the Lord would edify us together, by ministering as He pleased, and saw good from the midst of ourselves (Thomas S. Veitch, ‘The Brethren Movement’).’

‘That ordination of any kind to preach the Gospel is no requirement of Scripture (Neatby).’

Following his break with the Church of England and his joining the Brethren movement, Darby, along with the rest of the Brethren, claimed to have been given many “rediscovered truths.” These alleged truths supposedly had been taught by the apostles, then lost sight of. Even the great Reformers had not known of these doctrines. These “rediscovered truths” were, in fact, the direct opposite of all historic Christian teachings proclaimed by the Reformers and extant commentaries. Notice was given to the world at large that everyone should look on all previous post-apostolic teachings as false, and that only the “rediscovered truths” of the Brethren should be embraced.’

END EXTRACT FROM WILLIAM E. COX ACCOUNT

I had been exposed to what I now believe about Daniel’s 70 weeks of years and the rapture as a young man. I lived in England from 1958 to 1961, which is the land of ancient books commenting about prophecy in countless old book stores and, if they have not diminished in number at the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, they have thousands of them. After my retirement from the USAF Branch of the National Security Agency, I sat under teachers in the early seventies that I greatly admire. I could tell that two of them, through comments they casually made, knew about the pre-1740 teachings. While in Seminary I never argued with anything that was taught from entrance to graduation. I simply sat still and soaked in as much as I could. I was there to learn, and not to argue or teach – they were the teachers and I was the “teachee.” I still love and respect them all, both dead and living, and am hopeful I cause them no grief by what I teach about Daniel’s 70 Weeks and the rapture. I suspect that two of them held positions at least similar to what I believe on the two aforementioned subjects, but may never know this side of heaven if that is true.

I kept waiting for some well-known respected man in our work to issue something about the pre-1740 teachings on the two subjects I have been addressing. I certainly did not want to be the Long Ranger. I am no different from other men – I want to be accepted and loved by the rest of my brethren, and I knew I would be rejected and spurned by many of them if I presented what you have just read in this Update. So I waited, and waited, and waited, and then waited some more. All this time the Lord kept bothering me about not telling the brethren what I believed, but I knew what would happen if I did, and simply fought him off, with a promise of doing it in the future. I never lied about what I believed, I just refrained from teaching anything about the first three and one half years of peace, and only talked about what the antichrist would do during the last three and one years. I would run my laser pointer up and down across the horizontal length of Clarence Larkin’s two box diagrams, saying, “now that’s where the rapture will occur,” which usually got a laugh. In my books I had the rapture occurring after the opening of the sixth seal, because I really did not know when the seventh trumpet would actually sound in the juxtaposition of the seals and vials. At that time I was not satisfied in the way I had the seals, the trumpets, and the vials aligned and overlapped. I was never satisfied with parts of the diagrams I put in my second book, but did the best I could in making them as compatible as possible in my uncertainty of the seal, trumpet, and vial alignment. I did not come to what I believe to be the proper alignment until about 1992. You will find what I came to believe in Archive Prophecy Update 321E in diagrammatic format. Then, I passed 70 years of age in 2002, and my conscience, in not revealing what I believed, was eaten down to the quick. I realized at that point I was going to have to give up and do it, because I knew I would have to face Christ at his judgment seat, and I was aware at age 70 my end was drawing very near. Well, now my conscience is clear with the Lord, and I hope my reason for issuing this 10 Part Series is also clear in your consciences.

II Corinthians 5:11 – Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Tom McElmurry, Pastor, Dardanelle, Arkansas

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The following material is being placed on many of my newer website pages in order to provide you more information about the Great Tribulation Period!!!

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The Final 1335 Days Of The Age Of The Gentiles

The information in the first section of this page is from: www.TribulationPeriod.com

Event 1 – Israel is attacked 1335 days before the end of the Tribulation Period.

Event 2 – Some 30 days later the two witnesses begin their testimony in Israel when Jerusalem falls.

Event 3 – Some 45 days later the IDF is driven south to Beersheba and the United Nations brokers a truce or hudna is agreed to by Islam and Israel.

Event 4 – Israel remains surrounded in the Negev Wilderness for some 1260 days after the truce agreement.

Event 5 – Some 45 days before the end of the Age of the Gentiles the two witnesses will be killed by the Antichrist after having testified for 42 months (1260 days). The Antichrist will declare himself to be God on the Temple Mount – This is the abomination “that maketh desolate.”

Event 6 – Three and one half days later three events occur in rapid succession. They all three occur on the same day.

#1 – The two witnesses ascend up to heaven through the clouds.

#2 – A great earthquake occurs in the same hour the two witnesses depart.

#3 – The last trump (7th) Trump sounds and all of the saved are caught up.

Event 7 – All of the saved are judged in heaven while the seven vials of God’s wrath are poured out on unbelievers.

Event 8 – Christ returns with all the saved some 1335 days after the initial attack of Islamic forces against Israel.

SUMMARY

  1. Israel will be attacked to start the last 1335 days of Israel’s Travail
  2. Jerusalem will fall 30 days after the initial attack
  3. The two witnesses will testify for 1260 days after the fall of Jerusalem
  4. A truce or hudna will be declared at Beersheba 45 days after Jerusalem falls
  5. Israel will remain in the Negev for 1260 days after the truce or hudna
  6. Antichrist will kill the two witnesses and declare himself to be God on the Temple Mount making himself the “abomination that maketh desolate.”
  7. Three and one-half days later three events occur in rapid succession on the same day: (1) The two witnesses ascend into heaven, (2) A great earthquake occurs, and (3) The seventh trump sounds and all the saved are caught up, including the sealed 144,000.

A composite of the Hebrew words for Joel 2:30: And I will show a token, a sign and wonder in the visible arch of the sky where the clouds move and throughout all the earth, in the fields, in the country, in the wilderness and it will have the appearance of blood, along with a burning, hot flaming fire, with columns of cloudy dust, smoke and vapor.

A composite of the Hebrew words for Joel 2:31: The brilliant sun, from the rising of the sun in the east to the sun rays in the arch ways of the sky, will be changed into darkness, as if it were night and the moon will take on the appearance of blood before the great and noble, fearful and terrible day in which Jehovah, the self-Existing One, the Eternal Lord shall come.

A composite of the Greek words for Acts 2:19: And I will bring forth a rare event so extraordinary, it will inspire wonder, for it will be in the elevated area of the sky and a token of these events, will be throughout the entire regions under the surface of the soil, of all the land of the world, for it will be a visible wonder of flowing substance like blood, of flashes of lightening and fire, with a mist of smoke.

A composite of the Greek words for Acts 2:20: The rising of the sun in the east and the rays of daily light will become as an outlining shadow and the bright shining moon, will appear to be a blood red color, before that mighty and visible day in which the One in supreme authority will come.

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The following information and links are being placed on most of the new pages on my Websites, in order to help you become aware of the impending Great Tribulation Period, the Wrath of God and the beginning of the Millennial Reign. The vast majority of humanity has no concept of these events. At least you will be able to better understand what is occurring, when you see these events begin to happen…

Peak of the Furnace

Here are some Videos of Excellent Quality regarding the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, which is French for “Peak of the Furnace”.

They have been uploaded to this Website and they are from this YouTube site:

1.ILOTDRONES YouTube Videos

Here is some information about this Volcano:

1.Piton de la Fournaise from Wikepedia

Here are the Links to the Videos:

1.1 Peak of the Furnace

2.2 Peak of the Furnace

3.3 Peak of the Furnace

4.4 Peak of the Furnace

5.5 Peak of the Furnace

6.6 Peak of the Furnace

During the Great Tribulation and more so, during the last portion of this time period, known as the Wrath of God, there will literally be a massive number of Volcanic Eruptions surrounding the surface of the Earth that will be occurring similar to this type of Eruption.

Here are some links to more information about Volcanoes in order to help you understand how they will overwhelm humanity during the Great Tribulation Period and most assuredly during the Wrath of God, which will come upon the Wicked of the World.

Here is a Video about the Wicked of the World:

1.Wicked of the World Video Format

Here is a link to the same study on my other website:

1.Wicked of the World Readable Text

Here are some additional links that will help you understand how GOD will use the Earth by way of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, a Comet and other natural cycles to bring about the Great Tribulation Period, including the Wrath of GOD:

Type in the words, Super Volcano in an Internet Search or Image Section, and/or click on these four links:

  1. Super Volcano
  2. Super Volcano Images
  3. Super Volcano
  4. Volcanic Ash

 Click on the following link, to understand how the “volcanic ash clouds” will encircle the earth and will produce a single massive dust cloud:

  1. Ash Cloud Images

Click on this link to learn about the “sea and the waves being in a roaring vibration.”:

  1. Tsunamis & Earthquakes

Type in the word: Volcano in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcano Images

Type in the words: Submarine Volcano or click this link:

  1. Submarine Volcano

Check out these two links on Seafloor Spreading for Volcanic Eruptions in the Oceans of the world:

  1. Seafloor Spreading
  2. Seafloor Spreading Images

For the destruction of the ships in port. Click on this link:

  1. Tsunami

Type in the word: Tsunamis in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Tsunamis Images

Type in the word: Comet in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Comet

Check out these links for information about the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt This is the location of trillions of comets. Eventually, one of them will hit the earth!!! It might be a “Super Comet.” Just type the words: Super Comet in the search section on the Internet and you should find some information.

  1. Oort Cloud
  2. Oort Cloud Images
  3. Kuiper Belt

Type in the words: Ash Cloud in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1.  Ash Cloud Images

Type in the words: Earth’s Interior in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link for information about the bottomless pit:

  1. Earth’s Interior

Type in the words: Volcano Eruption in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcano Eruption

Type in the words: Volcano Vent and/or Volcano Crater in the image section of an Internet Search or click these four links:

  1. Volcano Vent
  2. Volcano Crater
  3. Volcanic Crater
  4. Caldera

Type in the words:  Volcano Lightning in the image section of an Internet Search or click these three links:

  1. Volcano Lightning
  2. Volcano Ash Fall
  3. Volcano Hazards

For a better understanding of the word “hail,  as mentioned in Revelation 8:7; 11:15-19 and 16:17-21, just do some research on the words: Volcanic Bomb.

Type in the words: Volcanic Bomb in an Internet Search Section or click this link:

  1. Volcanic Bomb

Type in the words: Volcanic Bomb in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcanic Bomb Images

Type in the words: Plate Tectonics in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Plate Tectonics

Type in the words: Plate Boundaries in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Plate Boundaries

Here are two additional useful links:

  1. Volcano Publications
  2. Cascades Volcano Observatory

Click on these three links:

  1. Earthquake Cracks
  2. Lava Flow
  3. Earthquake Fissure

Type in the words: Volcano Lava in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcano Lava

The Following Are Some Excellent Websites.

Just Click on any one of these links:

  1. USGS Home page
  2. Earthquake Glossary
  3. Volcanic Types
  4. Plate Tectonics – Graphics
  5. Ring of Fire
  6. This Dynamic Earth
  7. Understanding Plate Motion
  8. USGS Learning Center
  9. Plate Tectonics
  10. Global Volcanism Program
  11. Global Volcanism Program 
  12. Earthquake Learning Center

This link is for Volcanoes of the World:

  1. List of Volcanoes

This link is for Volcanoes of the United States:

  1. List of Volcanoes

This next section deals with the Destruction of Rome, Italy and the Vatican City.

For more information, be sure to check out these two pages on my Website:

1.The Future Destruction of Rome, Italy

2.The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

Be sure to check out these Videos on my Website. Some of the information are pictures and there are some truly amazing live Volcanic Eruptions.

The following links are for Earthquake activity:

Earthquake News 2011

Earthquake News 2012

Earthquake News 2013

Earthquake News 2014

Earthquake News 2015

Earthquake News 2016

Earthquake News 2017

Earthquake News 2018

Earthquake News 2019

The following links are for Volcanic activity:

Volcano News 2011

Volcano News 2012

Volcano News 2013

Volcano News 2014

Volcano News 2015

Volcano News 2016

Volcano News 2017

Volcano News 2018

Volcano News 2019

Along with the pages above, you can check out these four pages numbered below that have many Videos that show a greater degree of the Earthquake and Volcanic activities on a global scale, along with additional studies related to this End of the World theology.

1.Videos Earthquakes

2.Videos Volcanoes

3.Bible Videos

Here is the List:

These are Bible related Videos that have many Scriptures that deal with the Great Tribulation Period…

Perhaps they will be of some interest to someone among the masses of the world…

01.Destroy Them With The Earth

02.End of the World

03.Day of the Lord

04.Great Tribulation Period

05.Last Days

06.Trumpets and Vials of Revelation

07.Wicked of the World

08.1 The Antichrist

09.2 The Followers of the Antichrist

10.3 The Islamic Caliphate

11.4 The Spirit of Antichrist

12.Millennial Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ

13.Grave of Death

14.Destruction of Rome, Italy and the Vatican City

15.SuperVolcano

16.Wrath of God

17.Extinction Protocal News

18.Global Disaster Watch

19.Headline News Earthquake and Volcanoes

20.The BigWobble.org 2015-2016

4.Videos

Here is the List:

Here are some amazing Videos.

Hope they will enrich your life.

1 Our World is Changing Looking Beyond ‘the 2012’

2 Solar System Shift

3 Super-Flood

4 The 1 Risk To Earth

5 The Coming Solar Cycle(s)

6 The Next Ice Age – An Introduction to a Possible Shift Soon

7 The Sun is Going to Sleep

8 Top 6 Climate Change Problems

9 Why Global Warming Failed: Why Climate Change is Real

10 Scary Yet Beautiful Facts About Space and Us

11 How Big is the Sky

12 Introduction to the Galaxies

13 Introduction to the Life of Stars

14 The Inflation of the Universe

15 Introduction to Earthquakes

16 Introduction to Volcanoes

17 Ring of Fire

I will add some more as time permits. There are many projects that keep me busy. At least I’m busy about the Lord’s work.

How about You???…

You can also type the following words in an Internet Search Section and/or in the Image Section:  Italy Volcanoes, Monte Albano, Colli Albani Hills, Alban Hills Volcano, Tiber River.

Please click on this link about the Alban Hills Volcano near Rome, Italy.

  1. Alban Hills Volcano, Italy

Please type in the following words in an Internet Search or Image Section: Italy Subduction Zone or click the following two links:

  1. Italy Subduction Zone
  2. Italy Subduction Zone – Images

The sixteen links below, will provide information about the future destruction of the “Vatican City,” in Rome, Italy. The Alban Hills volcano complex may or may not be the volcano complex which God will use to destroy the “Vatican City.”

But it is certainly worth considering… There are other volcanoes in the area, as the whole country is above a Subduction Zone.

You may not want to accept this concept, but it will happen. The Bible clearly teaches this fact. It Will Happen… Again, It Will Happen… It’s just a matter of time.

Just remember, when the Arab Antichrist invades Israel, then The Great Tribulation Period will begin and  3 1/2 years later, will be the Destruction of Rome, Italy and the end of the Vatican City…forever…

The “Lord Jesus Christ”  will not let this religious system remain active when He begins His 1,000 year Reign on this earth, as He returns immediately after it’s destruction…

Please check out these sixteen links. They will provide you with information as to the method of the destruction used against the City of Rome and primarily for the single purpose of destroying the religious system in the Vatican City.

  1. Subduction Zone  
  2. Subduction Zone – Images
  3. Subduction Zone from Wikipedia
  4. Apennine Mountains
  5. 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake, Italy
  6. Alban Hills 
  7. Volcanoes Surrounding the City of Rome, Italy
  8. Volcanic Land of Italy
  9. Volcanism in Italy
  10. Volcanoes Near Rome, Italy
  11. Description of Italy’s Volcanoes
  12. Volcanoes of Italy
  13. Alban Hills – Global Volcanism Program Website
  14. Tiber River
  15. Tiber River – Map

Type in the words: Submarine Volcano or click this link:

  1. Submarine Volcano

Check out these two links on Seafloor Spreading for Volcanic Eruptions in the Oceans of the world:

  1. Seafloor Spreading
  2. Seafloor Spreading Images

For the destruction of the ships in port. Click on this link:

  1. Tsunami

Type in the word: Tsunamis in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Tsunamis Images

Type in the words: Red Tide or  Dinoflagellates  in the Web section of an Internet Search or click on the following  five links:

  1. Harmful Algae: Red Tide
  2. Red Tides
  3. Algal Bloom – Red Tide
  4. Dinoflagellate
  5. Dinoflagellates Images

Type in the word: Comet in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Comet

Check out these links for information about the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt This is the location of trillions of comets. Eventually, one of them will hit the earth!!! It might be a “Super Comet.” Just type the words: Super Comet in the search section on the Internet and you should find some information.

  1. Oort Cloud
  2. Oort Cloud Images
  3. Kuiper Belt

Type in the words: Earth’s Interior in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link for information about the bottomless pit:

  1. Earth’s Interior

   

Type in the words: Volcano Eruption in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcano Eruption

Type in the words: Volcano Vent and/or Volcano Crater in the image section of an Internet Search or click these four links:

  1. Volcano Vent
  2. Volcano Crater
  3. Volcanic Crater
  4. Caldera

Type in the words: Volcano Eruption Ozone Hole in the image section of an Internet Search for information about the destruction of the Ozone Layer from Volcanic Eruptions or click this link:

  1. Volcanic Eruption Ozone Hole

For a better understanding of the word “hail,  as mentioned in Revelation 8:7; 11:15-19 and 16:17-21, just do some research on the words: Volcanic Bomb.

Type in the words: Volcanic Bomb in an Internet Search Section or click this link:

  1. Volcanic Bomb

Type in the words: Volcanic Bomb in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcanic Bomb Images

Type in the words: Plate Tectonics in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Plate Tectonics

 Type in the words: Plate Boundaries in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Plate Boundaries

Here are two additional useful links:

  1. Volcano Publications
  2. Cascades Volcano Observatory

 Destroy them which destroy the earth. (To bring to ruin) them which (morally corrupt) the earth. Revelation 11:18b.

Check out these links to see how God will use the “blood like-substance” or the “blood of the earth” to put an end to the gross immorality of humanity… When the great earthquakes really begin to happen, the surface of the earth will crack open and the “burning hot magma” from the interior of the earth will literally “burn” humanity from off the surface of the earth… God will use the earth to bring about the fulfillment of His Biblical Prophecies…

Click on these three links:

  1. Earthquake Cracks
  2. Lava Flow
  3. Earthquake Fissure

A Blood-Like Substance Arises From Under The Earth

In The Jordan River Valley

   Outside The City Of Jerusalem    

And the angel thrust with intense violence, his gathering hook and sickle for harvesting, into the earth and gathered the vine and vintage of the earth and cast and threw it into the great trough, wine-vat and winepress of the fierce indignation and wrath of Deity; the very exceeding great God. And the great trough, wine-vat and winepress was trodden without the city and a blood-like substance came out of the winepress, even up to the horse bridle-bits, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

(1,600 furlongs times, 606.75 Greek feet, divided by 5,280 English feet, equals 183.86 miles). Revelation 14:19-20.      

Type in the words: Volcano Lava in the image section of an Internet Search or click this link:

  1. Volcano Lava

If you really want to see how God will use the earth to bring about The Great Tribulation Period; just watch some of these videos. Listen to the roaring thunder of the Volcanic Eruption and watch the lava flow across the earth’s surface. Watch the volcanic bombs or hail, as mentioned in the Bible, falling from the air, during the eruption.

You can also watch other videos on the Internet about:  Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Lightning, Volcano Lava, Submarine Volcano, etc. Just enter any of these subjects in the Video Section of an Internet Search.

The Following Are Some Excellent Websites.

Just Click on any one of these links:

  1. USGS Home page
  2. Earthquake Glossary
  3. Volcanic Types
  4. Plate Tectonics – Graphics
  5. Ring of Fire
  6. This Dynamic Earth
  7. Understanding Plate Motion
  8. USGS Learning Center
  9. Plate Tectonics
  10. Global Volcanism Program
  11. Global Volcanism Program 
  12. Earthquake Learning Center         

This link is for Volcanoes of the World:

  1. List of Volcanoes

This link is for Volcanoes of the United States:

  1. List of Volcanoes

What about the “the sea and the waves roaring;”? Can we find any insight as to what the Lord was talking about?

Check out these links for information about: “the sea and the waves roaring.”

  1. Tsunami
  2. Historic Tsunami
  3. Mega Tsunami
  4. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
  5. Tsunami Images
  6. Tsunami from NOAA
  7. The Physics of Tsunamis
  8. Tsunami Research from NOAA
  9. Tsunami from USGS
  10. Tsunami Pictures
  11. Tsunami Data Center

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold,he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:5-8.

Check out these links for information about Volcanic Ash Clouds.

  1. Ash Cloud.
  2. Volcanic Ash Cloud.
  3. Volcanic Ash.
  4. Volcanic Ash from USGS.
  5. Volcanic Ash Glossary.
  6. Volcanic Ash Glossary – Description.
  7. Volcanic Ash Glossary – Images.
  8. Volcanic Eruptions.
  9. Volcanic Ash – Effects.
  10. Volcanic Ash Images.

 

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ;and he shall reign forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power and hast reigned. And the nations were angry and thy wrath is come and the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that thou shouldest give rewards unto thy servants the prophets and to the saints and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them, which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament; and there were lightnings and voices and thunderings and an earthquake and great hail. Revelation11:15-19.

Check out these links for information about Volcanic Lightning and Volcanic Hail.

  1. Volcanic Lightning from the Rinjani Volcano.
  2. Volcanic Lightning from the Galunggung Volcano.
  3. Volcanic Lightning.
  4. Volcanic Lightning from the Chaiten Volcano.
  5. Volcanic Bomb.
  6. Volcanic Block.

The Seventh Vial of Wrath

The seventh vial of wrath ends the Tribulation Period. When the last 45 days of the Wrath of God is completed, there would have been great worldwide earthquakes, massive volcanic eruptions, with towering ash clouds, volcanic lightning and volcanic bombs of melting rock. These submarine earthquakes and volcanoes will produce catastrophic tsunamis waves along the coastal areas, resulting in a displacement of the geographical location of all the islands and mountains on this earth. Every inch of landmass on the entire surface of the earth will have a new geographical position. God will judge the people of the world with fire from under the earth’s crust.

And 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 not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great. And the 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 16:17-21.

Check out these links for information on how God will use the earth to bring about the Great Tribulation Period. God will cause the tectonic plate movement to produce earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, bring an end to the present state of humanity. It will be the End of the World as we know it, in our life time.

  1. Ring of Fire.
  2. Ring of Fire from USGS.
  3. Ring of Fire Images.
  4. List of Volcanoes.
  5. List of Volcano Maps from USGS.
  6. Earthquake Pictures.
  7. World Earthquake Maps.
  8. United States Earthquake Maps.
  9. List of World Earthquakes.
  10. World’s Most Active Volcanoes.
  11. Volcanoes in the News

Check out these two links below, to understand “Lightning Fire”.

This “Lightning Fire” is from Volcanic Eruptions…

It will be occurring all along the tectonic plate boundaries of the earth…

The “plague of the hail” will be the volcanic bombs, thrown out from the erupting volcanoes…

  1. Volcano Lightning Images
  2. Volcanic Lightning Images

Revelation 8: [13] And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Check out these links for the words “Bottomless Pit.”:

  1. Bottomless Pit – Abyss
  2. Hell
  3. Hades
  4. Gehenna
  5. Tartarus
  6. Sheol

Check out these links for information about where these demons come from:

  1. Structure of the Earth
  2. Core – Mantle Boundary
  3. Earth’s Mantle
  4. Earth’s Inner Core
  5. Mantle Convection
  6. Mantle Convection
  7. Mantle Convection Images
  8. Mantle Plume
  9. Mantle Plume
  10. Mantle Plume – Images
  11. Convection Currents Plate Tectonics
  12. Plate Tectonics Map – Images
  13. Plate Tectonics Map
  14. Abyssal Zone
  15. Volcanic Vent Images

Check out these links for information about what these demons look like:

  1. Pazuzu
  2. Pazuzu – Image

To better answer how to answer this question, we should learn something about the structure of the land in the area of the Euphrates River. The following links will help towards understanding how God will use earthquakes, to break up the land in the Middle East, to divert the Euphrates River.

  1. Plate Tectonics
  2. Plate Tectonics Map
  3. Plate Tectonics Boundaries
  4. Plate Tectonics Boundaries
  5. Plate Tectonics Motion
  6. List of Tectonic Plate Interactions
  7. Middle East Tectonic Plates
  8. Plate Tectonics Map

Check out these images for the location of the Euphrates River. Notice it’s headwaters, then how it flows southeast. During the Great Tribulation Period, the earthquakes will cause it to be diverted southwest into the Jordan River.

  1. Fertile Crescent Map
  2. Euphrates River Map
  3. Jordan River Map

The land of Syria has many earthquake faults and a massive earthquake will collapse the Palmyride folds, which will allow the Euphrates River to flow southwest towards Israel.

Check out these links for information about the Palmyride Folds:

  1. Palmyride Fold Images
  2. Palmyride Fold – From Cornell University
  3. Palmyride Fold – From GeoScience World

These geological changes will begin, when the Antichrist or the Islamic leader of the ten Arab confederation of nations attack the nation of Israel.

When the Euphrates River, the Jordan River and Ezekiel’s spring combine their water sources, in addition to hundreds, perhaps thousands of newly formed springs, along with the transformation of the southern end of the Dead Sea Fault Zone, the “New River” will be able to support an abundance of freshwater fish for the 1,000 years in which Israel will become the breadbasket of the world.

  1. Gulf of Aqaba
  2. Gulf of Aqaba Images
  3. The Sinai Peninsula & Eastern Mediterranean

The Answer To The 2nd And 3rd Questions

For the Gentile nations, the heathen and pagan people, will rise and move up against and among one another bordering nations and kingdom against kingdom, one place of reign touching another; and there shall be famines, a lack of food, causing destitution for people being without food; and pestilences, a plague of diseases; and a shaking of the ground, causing it to tremble, shake sideways, back and forth, for the earth will be shaking in divers or various places, down through its’ distribution with intensity, in many locations. But all these are the beginning, of the grief, the first of the troubles, sorrows, of the birth pains and travail. Matthew 24:7-8.

Click on these six Links for the subject of Famine:

  1. Famine
  2. List of Famines
  3. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  4. Risk to Civilization
  5. Overpopulation
  6. Starvation

Click on these four Links for the subject of Pestilence:

  1. Pandemic
  2. List of Historical Plagues
  3. Infectious Disease
  4. Plague

The Lord Jesus Christ will Return at the end of The Great Tribulation Period, in a single massive cloud of “Volcanic Ash,” which will encircle the entire planet earth. It will be caused by the thousands of erupting volcanoes and perhaps in addition to some “Super Volcanoes.” It will take several years to build this cloud, in which the Lord will pass through, upon His return to the earth.

Type in the words, Super Volcano in an Internet Search or Image Section, and/or click on these four links:

  1. Super Volcano
  2. Super Volcano Images
  3. Super Volcano
  4. Volcanic Ash

 Destroy them which destroy the earth. (To bring to ruin) them which (morally corrupt) the earth. Revelation 11:18b.

Check out these two Websites to see how God will use the “blood like-substance” or the “blood of the earth” to put an end to the gross immorality of humanity… When the great earthquakes really begin to happen, the surface of the earth will crack open and the “burning hot magma” from the interior of the earth will literally “burn” humanity from off the surface of the earth… God will use the earth to bring about the fulfillment of His Biblical Prophecies…

Click on these three links:

  1. Earthquake Cracks
  2. Lava Flow
  3. Earthquake Fissure

Check out these links, for more information about this plague of the hail.

  1. Volcanic Bomb
  2. Volcanic Bomb Images
  3. Volcanic Bomb Image
  4. Volcanic Bomb Image
  5. Volcanic Bomb Image
  6. Tectonic Plate Boundaries
  7. Tectonic Plate Boundaries Images
  8. Plate Tectonics
  9. Tectonic Earthquakes
  10. Tectonic Earthquakes Images
  11. Tectonic Plate Subduction
  12. Tectonic Plate Subduction Images
  13. Tectonic Plate Volcano
  14. Volcanic Eruptions
  15. Volcanic Eruptions Images

Check these links for information about the word “hail” for volcanic bombs:

  1. Volcanic Bombs
  2. Volcanic Bombs
  3. Volcanic Bombs Images
  4. Volcanic Bombs
  5. Volcanic Bombs
  6. Volcanic Bombs
  7. Lava Eruption Images
  8. Volcano Eruption
  9. Lava Fountain
  10. Ring of Fire
  11. Ring of Fire Map
  12. Pacific Ring of Fire Images

Hope the above Links will be of help to you in understanding how and what will be the method in which God will be using the Earth to bring about the Great Tribulation Period; ending with the Wrath of God and the beginning of the Millennial Reign… For more information, be sure to check out some of the following links….

1st Trumpet and 1st Vial

2nd Trumpet and 2nd Vial

3rd Trumpet and 3rd Vial

4th Trumpet and 4th Vial

5th Trumpet and 5th Vial

6th Trumpet and 6th Vial

7th Trumpet and 7th Vial

70 Weeks of Years

7th Trumpet Rapture

A Good Work

Advent of Jesus Christ

Age of the Gentiles

Ancient of Days

Armageddon

Baptist Faith

Behold, I Come Quickly and My Reward is with Me

Bible Studies Section 1

Bible Studies Section 2

Bible Studies Section 3

Bible Studies Section 4

Bible Studies Section 5

Bible Studies Section 6

Bible Studies Section 7

Bible Studies Section 8

Bible Studies Section 9

Bible Studies Section 10

Bible Studies Section 11

Bible Studies Section 12

Bible Studies Section 13

Bible Studies Section 14

Bible Studies Section 15

Bible Studies Section 16

Bible Study Links

Earthquakes in the Bible

Flood and Fire

Great Tribulation Period

In the Clouds

In the Days of Peleg

Lightning Fire

Nation Against Nation

New Israel Study 1

New Israel Study 2

New Israel Study 3

New Israel Study 4

Noah and the Flood

Old Testament Scriptures

One Another

Pangaea

Prophecy 01

Prophecy 02

Prophecy 03

Prophecy 04

Prophecy 05

Prophecy 06

Prophecy 07

Prophecy 08

Prophecy 09

Prophecy 10

Prophecy 11

Prophecy 12

Prophecy 13

Prophecy 14

Prophecy 15

Prophecy 16

Prophecy 17

Prophecy 18

Prophecy 19

Prophecy 20

Prophecy 21

Prophecy 22

Prophecy 23

Prophecy 24

Prophecy 25

Prophecy 26

Prophecy 27

Prophecy 28

Prophecy 29

Prophecy 30

Prophecy 31

Prophecy of 70 Weeks

Soul

The 144,000

The Beginning and the End

The Book of Remembrance and The Judgment Seat of Christ

 

The First Revelation Woe

The Second Revelation Woe #02

The Rapture of the Saved

The Sea and the Waves Roaring

The Second Coming of the Lord

Tribulation 01

Tribulation 02

Tribulation 03

Tribulation 04

Tribulation 05

Tribulation Period #01

Tribulation Period #02

Tribulation Period #03

Tribulation Video Links

Trumpets and Vials

Volcanic Hailstorm

Wicked of the World

Worship God

The following are Links to all of the Pages on my other Website.

http://www.Tribulation101.com

 

I should say, they are Links to all of the “Pages” on the other Website, as on some of the pages, there are some additional studies that were simply grouped together… Nevertheless, at least you will be able to view the Title of most of the studies and it will be easier for you to find a particular topic…

These Links are Pages that are on the Welcome/front page of the other Website. I cannot edit them any longer, as the Software that the site was built, began to fail and I could not get the Hosting Service or Developer to fix the issue, so I switched to Word Press.

 

It has worked out just fine, because I can upload Videos and Hymns on the new server. I will try and add all of the Pages to all of the other sites that I have, but it will take several years. At least you can still read them as they are still on the Disk Server and I’ll just leave them there…

Welcome

A Hymn to Jesus

Bible Studies
Gate of Eternity
Name of the LORD
Preach the Word
A Beautiful, Praiseworthy and Worthy Work

Prophecy Studies
Sermons
Day of Evaluation

The Future Destruction of Rome, Italy
The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

Website Index

Lord
Jesus
Christ

A Good Work
Tribulation Period Studies
Word Studies in the Greek New Testament

A Junky Generation
Baptist Faith
Dispensational Transition
To The True Christian Believers in the United States
Gospel
Grace

Gospel Outreach Ministry of Northwest Arkansas
Zion Baptist Church of Northwest Arkansas

A Message to the Government and People of Israel

Faith
Love
The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ
Born

Climate Change
Earthquake Increase Charts

Earth Geological News
Earthquake News 2011
Earthquake News 2012
Earthquake News 2013
Earthquake News 2014
Earthquake News 2015
Earthquake News 2016
Earthquake News 2017
Earthquake News 2-2107
Earthquake News 2018

Volcano News 2011
Volcano News 2012
Volcano News 2013
Volcano News 2014
Volcano News 2015
Volcano News 2016
Volcano News 2017
Volcano News 2-2017
Volcano News 2018

Cyclone News
Cyclone News 2
Cyclone News 2018
Hurricane News
Typhoon News
Typhoon News 2
Drought
Earth Cracks
Floods
Floods 2
Floods 2018
Hunger
Monsoons
Sinkholes News
Tornadoes
Tsunami News

Interfaith Religious Worship and the Antichrist and the Abomination of Desolation and the End of the World

Profane
Islam is the Religion of the Antichrist
Ungodly Humanity Blaspheme the Name of the True God of Heaven

The Great Tribulation Period in Images

New Tribulation Period Bible Studies
New Tribulation Period Studies 2
New Tribulation Period Studies 3

A Shadow of Time

Skywatch Media News Videos
Large crack in East African Rift

A Link to all the Pages on this Website

BibleSermonsMP3.com

Revelation Tribulation Audio Bible Sermon List

 

 

These Links are Studies that are on the Internal Pages of my other Website. They are still online, but I can no longer edit them…

#1 BIRTH PANGS FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT
#10 LIGHT AT NIGHT
#11 EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM
#12 WORMWOOD

#13 SHAKING EARTH, DISAPPEARING HEAVEN, AND FALLING STARS

#14 Noisome and Grievous Sores

#15 NOISOME AND GRIEVOUS SORES

#16 THE IDUMEAN WINEPRESS

#17 THE GREAT WINEPRESS OF GOD

#18 Therefore Hell hath Enlarged Herself

#19 The Valley of Decision

#2 FLEEING MOUNTAINS AND ISLANDS

#20 God Slowly Forms a Great Valley

#21 God Suddenly Makes a Great Valley

#22 God Forms a Dry Highway

#23 God Smites the Great Euphrates

#24 God Restructures the Jordan Valley

#25 God Lifts His Land and His City

#26 God Forms a Spring on a Temple Mount

#27 God Digs a River Bed

#28 God Divides the Great City

#29 God Splits a River

#3 CHALAZA, PUR AND HAIMA

#30 God Heals the Eastern Sea

#31 God Weaves a Breadbasket

#32 God Waters His Breadbasket

#33 God Fills His Breadbasket

#34 How Large is the Antichrist’s Kingdom?

#35 Hosea’s 1000 Year Days

#36 Alive and Coming Soon to Rule and Reign

#37 THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL, PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE!

#4 BURNING MOUNTAINS AND BLOODY SEAS

#5 SINKING SHIPS AND SHAKING SHORES

#6 THE SHAFT ABYSS

#7 THE HEAVEN DEPARTS

#8 THE SHAFT ABYSS

#9 THE HEAVEN DEPARTS

1, 260 Days

10 toes of Daniel 2, and the 10 horns of Daniel 7

13th Chapter of Revelation

1st Advent Messiah Jesus Christ

1ST WARNING SIGNS HIS 2ND VISIT IS NIGH ARE HERE

1st Trumpet and 1st Vial

2nd Trumpet and 2nd Vial

3rd Trumpet and 3rd Vial

4th Trumpet and 4th Vial

5th Trumpet and 5th Vial

6th Trumpet and 6th Vial

7th Trumpet and 7th Vial

7 Trumpets Placement in Regard to Tribulation Period – Part 1-3

7 Trumpets Placement in Regard to Tribulation Period – Part 5-9

70 Weeks of Years

7th Trumpet Rapture

A Believer Series on David in Psalm 23
A Brief History of the Gap Theory of Creation
A CLERIC WHO KNOWS HOW TO CONTRADICT THE KORAN!
A Comet would Stink Up a Large Portion of Earth before Three Woes
A Great Valley
A Judgment of Living Goats & Sheep After Armageddon!
A King Who Is a Star and a Sceptre of Righteousness!
A Laodicean Messenger’s Warning of Three Woes
A Line by Line Exposition of Ezekiel 38
A Manger Child “I Am” Seed has Many Names as the Godhead Fullness
A New Heaven – A New Earth and a Holy City Kingdom with Dominion!
A New Islamic Caliphate
A Prophetic Graveyard of Many Great Empires
A Rejected Son Returns as a Rod to Bring Peace to Us! Part 1-3
A Rejected Son Returns as a Rod to Bring Peace to Us! Part 3A-6
A terrifying Fiery Chaos Judgment will soon Come on Earth
A Video: Fire and Brimstone
Abomination
Advent of Jesus Christ
Age Of The Gentiles
Alive and Coming Soon to Rule and Reign
All majority pre-1740 interpreters were correct about trump 7
All Nations of the World
All the Saved are caught up WHEN Trumpet 7 Sounds

AN EXPOSITION OF DAVID’S PSALM 110 – PART 1
AN EXPOSITION OF DAVID’S PSALM 110 – PART 2-6
AN EXPOSITION OF DAVID’S PSALM 110 – PART 7-8

AN EXPOSITION OF II THESSALONIANS 2:1-12! PART 1
AN EXPOSITION OF II THESSALONIANS 2:1-12! Part 2-4
AN EXPOSITION OF II THESSALONIANS 2:1-12 Part 5-7

An Exposition of Isaiah 61 – Part 1-2
An Exposition of Isaiah 61 – Part 3-9

AN EXPOSITION OF PSALM 102:11-22 – Part 1-3
AN EXPOSITION OF PSALM 102:11-22 – Part 4-11

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 1-2
An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 3-9

An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews – Part 1-13

Ancient of Days
And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week
And the name of the Star is called Wormwood
Anger and Wrath of God
Anointed, Cut-off, and Not Yet Accepted as King!

Antichrist
Antichrist in Cairo, Egypt
Antichrist Islamic Attack Events up to the Second Advent of Christ
ANTICHRIST SHALL ARISE OUT OF GREATER SYRIA
Antichrist Will Come Out Of Greater Syria
ANTICHRIST WILL LEAD ATTACK ON ISRAEL
Antichrist will rise in Meshech & Tubal
Antichrist Will Treat Women with Disrespect
Antichrist’s Army

Arab Nations
Arab Nations Attack Israel
Arabah Fault
ARE SAVED SOULS IN LATTER TIMES BEING CONVERTED?
Are we ready for judgment and return to earth with Alpha and Omega?
Are You at Rest With Matthew 24:21,29,30?
Are You Teachable as a Christian Believer?
ARE YOU WATCHING THE OLD WORLD EVENTS NOW OCCURRING? Part 1
ARIEL – A NAME OF A PERSON AND OF A CITY

Armageddon
Armageddon War
Armageddon – Jacob’s God vs. Allah, the God of Islam
Armageddon – Not in the Far Distant Future – Part 1-2
Armageddon – Not in the Far Distant Future – Part 3-7
Armageddon – Not in the Far Distant Future – Part 8-11
ARMAGEDDON – PLOWSHARES INTO WEAPONS
At the Battle of Armageddon

As Believers Draw Closer to a Tribulation Period Scripture Interpretation becomes Clearer!
ASHES OF RED HEIFER CASTS A LONG SHADOW
Atomic War in Israel – Yes or No?
Attack of Gog
AWAITING THE FINAL JOYOUS REST OF GOD PART 2
AWAITING THE FINAL REST – PART 1

Battle of Armageddon
BEATITUDE TEACHINGS PREPARE US FOR HIS KINGDOM
Beatitude Teachings Strengthen Saved to Endure to Trumpet 7
Before the Battle of Armageddon Occurs!
Beginning of Sorrows
Behold, I Am Coming Quickly And My Reward Is With Me
BELIEVERS EARTH TIME IS LESS THAN MOST NOW SUSPECT
Believers should not fear a physical death during the Tribulation Period
BELIEVERS – RETURN TO PRE-1740 RESURRECTION BELIEFS Part 1
Besieged by their Enemies
Bethlehem – The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Bible Studies Section 1
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Bible Studies Section 4
Bible Studies Section 5
Bible Studies Section 6
Bible Studies Section 7
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Bible Study Links

Big One In Jordan Valley
Birth of Jesus Christ Part 7-10
Blessed
Blitzkrieg Strike into Israel
Burning Mountains

But Before All These – As Ye See the Day Approaching – Part 1
But Before All These – As Ye See the Day Approaching – Part 2-6
But Before All These – As Ye See the Day Approaching – Part 7-13

Cairo, Egypt
Can We Actually Know the YEAR of Christ’s Coming?
Catholic Beliefs
Chief Prince of MESHECH and TUBAL
CHRIST CONFIRMED THE PROMISES OF THE GREAT COVENANT
Christ’s 2nd Advent And The Temple
Conventional to Nuclear – Israel Shifting Military Focus
COUNTDOWN TO A FALSE PEACE IN A 7 STEP PLAN
CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING Part 4-5
CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 6-7
CREATION BY THE ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING

DANIEL STILL WAITS IN HIS LOT FOR FINAL 1335 DAYS
Daniel’s Time of the End – 1260, 1290, and 1335 Days
DAY OF THE LORD IS NEAR IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION
Desolation of Jerusalem
DESTROY – DIAPHTHEIRO
DISCIPLES – DON’T FALL AWAY IN END TIME PERILOUS DAYS! Part 1
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD!
DOWN MEMORY LANES OF FUTURE PROPHECY FLIGHT

Earthquakes in the Bible
Earthquakes on the Temple Mount
Earthquakes – Past & Future in Israel
End of the World
End Time Beast of the Book of Revelation

Escaping by Grace, only to be Recaptured by the Law! Part 1
Escaping by Grace, only to be Recaptured by the Law! Part 2-9
Escaping by Grace, Only to be Recaptured by the Law? Part 10-16

ETERNAL LONG HOME
European Common Market
Every Eye Shall See Him

Failure to Clear God’s Land Grant of Enemies is a Disaster
FALSE DOCTRINE
Famine
Famine in America
FAMINES, PESTILENCES, EARTHQUAKES AND JESUS!
Final Gentile Age War & Tectonic Chaos
Final Religious Ethnic Cleansing Spirit of Antichrist Jihad Birthed in ISIS
Fleeing Mountains
Fleeing Through a Valley to Safety
Flood and Fire
FOLLOW JESUS INTO HIS HEAVENLY CITY
Followed by Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 24 – The Slaughterhouse
Fossil Waters
From Now to Armageddon
From Now to Armageddon Series Phase 4-9
FROM NOW TO THE ARMAGEDDON 2ND ADVENT OF CHRIST PART 1
From Now to the Beginning of Daniel’s 70 Weeks – Part 1-3
From Seals 4 and 5 to the 2nd Advent of the Lord – Phase 1 & 1A
From the End of the First Advent to the Second Advent
Fullness of God

Glorification of Son of Man to be Almighty God
God Digs A River Bed
God Divides the Great City
God Fills His Breadbasket
God Forms A Dry Highway
God Forms a Spring on the Temple Mount
GOD HAS, IS, AND SHALL CAUSE TRIBULATION CHAOS PHENOMENONS
God Heals the Eastern Sea
God Lifts His Land and His City
God Restructures the Jordan Valley
GOD sent Angels to Destroy
God Smites the Great Euphrates
God Splits the River
God Tabernacles with Man
God Tabernacles with Man – Number 4-13
God Tabernacles With Man – Numbers 14-15
God Waters His Breadbasket
God Weaves A Breadbasket
Godhead Fulfills Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Offices in Jesus – Message 1
God’s Greatest Gift To Mankind
God’s Greatest Gift – The Kaphar Manger Child
God’s Greatest Gift – The Kaphar Manger Child of Bethlehem
God’s Mysteries
God’s Word, the Lamb, Becomes His Lion of Judah!
Gog and Magog in the Koran Prophecies
Gog is Chief Prince Of Meshech & Tubal – Russia Land Of Magog
Great joy occurs when one is Saved – Joy Grows as one gets to know Him
Great Tribulation Period

Have you ever baptized Yourself for a graveyard Body?
He is the Anti-christ of whom so much has been written.
Headed for a Future Rude Awakening
Headed for the Time of Jacob’s Trouble!
Hell Hath Enlarged Herself
His Christmas Choice for Us Allows Us to Choose Him
Holy War
Hope
Horns of the Beast are Awaiting a King in the Middle East
Hosea’s 1,000 Year Days
House of Israel
How Can One Look Forward to Luke 21:25,26?
How Did Local Churches get so far away from Truth?
How Large is the Antichrist’s Kingdom?
Humanity is in a Ship Floating in Deep Waters Waters that is about to Sink!

I Am The Lord
I don’t know a better time to believe Jesus! Message 2
IF? HOW? WHEN? Those are the Questions? Part 1-3
IF? HOW? WHEN? Those are the Questions? Part 4-5
In the Clouds
In the Days of Peleg
In The Name Of The Lord
In these Last Days it’s Time to Examine Belief
Iraq – A Biblical Land of Conquerors and Confusion
Is this Generation Ready for a 3 Woe Judgment Visit of the Lord – 1?
ISAIAH 66 – The Past, Present, and Future of Israel – Part 10
Islam
Islam, Born of a Bondwoman’s Son
Islamic Jihad
Islamic Caliph to Attack Israel
Islamic Conglomerate
Islamic Leaders
Islamic Mahdi
Islamic Neighbors
Islamic Terrorists
Israel Due for a Big One
ISRAEL SHALL EXPERIENCE HER FINAL HOLOCAUST
Israel’s Home for 1,260 Days
Israel’s Messiah
IT IS DECISION TIME FOR MAN AS GENTILE AGE ENDS
It is Time for Souls to be Saved, then Converted while Time still Exists – Part 1
It is Very Important to Know Rapture and Second Advent Differences
It’s time for Believers to correctly worship God before time is no More

Jacob’s Trouble
Jerusalem Earthquake Damage Greatest at Temple Mount
Jerusalem Falls in Antichrist’s Jihad
Jerusalem Prophecies – Two finished – Four to Go!
Jerusalem Temple
Jesus is the greatest in the Kingdom of God
JESUS IS THE SON OF THE ANCIENT OF DAYS AND THE SON OF MAN
Jew & Gentile Church Members
Jewish Graveyard
Jihad – Holy War

King of Israel
Kingdom of God

Koran

Land Grant Fulfillment

Land of Magog

Land of Magog Peoples

Light

Light at Night

Light of the Gospel

Lightning Fire

Lightning Jihad

LIMITS OF MORALITY WERE PASSED TODAY

Major justification for major Islam war has Arisen

Man has Returned to the Cold War to Prepare for the Final Hot War of the Age of the Gentiles

Mankind is Approaching the Age of the Gentiles – Part 1

MANKIND ISN’T FAR AWAY FROM TECTONIC CHAOS+ANTICHRIST

Meshech and Tubal

Messiah the Prince

Michael the Archangel

MICHAEL, THE GREAT ARCHANGEL PRINCE OF GOD

Middle East Events

Middle East Peace and a Quickening Child in a Manger

MIDDLE EAST PEOPLE REJECTED FIRST ADVENT LIGHT – PART 1

MIDDLE EAST WAR IS INEVITABLE

Middle East Zone

Millennial Kingdom

Millennial Spring Source

Modern Assyrian Land Claims & the Assyrian Antichrist

Most Believers Don’t expect to be here as God’s Wrath Pours on Earth

MOST TRIBULATION HORRORS WILL OCCUR IN “OLD WORLD!”

Nation Against Nation

Nation of Israel

Negev is the place where Israel will flee

Negev Wilderness

New Israel Study 1

New Israel Study 2

New Israel Study 3

New Israel Study 4

No Massive Relief Efforts When the Tribulation Begins

Noisome and Grievous Sores

Now More Than 2002 Prophetic Years Since the Cross

Nuclear Weapons

Number of Worldwide Earthquakes (19 Year Cycles)

O’ Daughter of Troops

Oath of Fealty Foreshadows Mark of the Beast

Old Testament Scriptures

One Another

One or Two Wars Before Armageddon?

Only 1335 Days of Daniel’s 70 Weeks of Years are left to Occur

ORGE WRATH PREVIEW BECOMES A FIERCE THUMOS WRATH

Ozone Hole

Pangaea

Parable of the Talents and the Ten Pounds

Passover is a Joyous heart time to celebrate, knowing he is Risen

Peace and Safety

Peace with Security

PERILOUS DAYS

Pestilences

Placement of First 5 Revelation Seals in Regard to Tribulation Period – Part 1-8

Plague of the Hail

Pope

Pray After This Manner

Pre-1740 Prophecy

PRE-STAGE OF EZEKIEL 38 & 39 PROPHECY

 

Prophecy 01

Prophecy 02

Prophecy 03

Prophecy 04

Prophecy 05

Prophecy 06

Prophecy 07

Prophecy 08

Prophecy 09

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Prophecy 11

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Prophecy 14

Prophecy 15

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Prophecy 18

Prophecy 19

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Prophecy 21

Prophecy 22

Prophecy 23

Prophecy 24

Prophecy 25

Prophecy 26

Prophecy 27

Prophecy 28

Prophecy 29

Prophecy 30

Prophecy 31

Prophecy of 70 Weeks

Prophesied Events In Middle East

Prophetic Event fulfillment shows the Middle East War Inevitable

Quite a Coincidence!

Reaching Out Is the Work of Each Local Church

Remnant of Messiah

Revealing Jesus The Christ The Messiah The Prince

Revelation 13:16, 17

REVELATION BEAST UNION OF EIGHT KINGDOMS

Revelation Beatitudes of the Everlasting Gospel – Part 1-4

Revelation Beatitudes of the Everlasting Gospel – Part 5-7

Revelation Message of the Everlasting Gospel – Part 3-6

Revelation Message – The EVERLASTING Gospel! Part 1-2

Revelation’s Seventh Trumpet Associated Events

Run To and Fro

Satan and Demons will soon be Removed from Earth’s Surface

Saved as a Workmanship of God to Produce His Fruit – Part 1

SAVED WILL BE JUDGED FOR LACK OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

SEALS 5 & 6 INTRODUCING 7 TRUMPS

Seat of Satan

Security is Safety

SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Seleucid Kings of North & Ptolemy Kings of the South

 

Servant Israel Glorifies God by Jesus, Israel’s Seed! Part 1

Servant Israel Glorifies God by Jesus, Israel’s Seed! Part 1-17

Servant Israel Glorifies God by Jesus – Part 19-21

Seventy Weeks of Years

Shaking of the Earth

Sheba and Dedan

Shell of Salt from a Jordan Rift

SIGNIFICANT WORLD & MID-EAST EVENTS

Signs of the Visitation of the Lord

Sinking Ships

SLAYING OF THE END TIME WICKED ONE BY CHRIST!

Slime Pits of Siddim

Smite the Shepherd of the Flock

SOME WON’T BELIEVE GOD EXISTS EVEN IN TRIBULATION

Song of Moses Latter Day Series – Number 1-6

Sons of God

Soul

Spirit

Still No Effective Vaccine for the HIV-AIDS Pestilence

Stop Teaching a European Antichrist and ten European Horned Toes

SUKKOT – THE JEWISH FEAST OF TABERNACLES

Syria, Iran and Iraq

Syrian Antichrist

Syrian Antichrist King of North

Take Heed Before The Message In Tribulation Trumpets

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 18 – The Human Beast

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 19 – The Resurrected Beast

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 20 – The Worshipped Beast

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 21 – The False Comforter

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 22 – The Bride of Satan

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 23 – The Great Lifeguard

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 26 – The Spiritual Kingdom of Darkness

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 27 – The Spiritual Kingdom of Light

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 29 – Two Kingdoms and Two Princes

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 31 – Millennial Preachers and Survivors

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 36 – The Final Judgment of Mankind

THANKS BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT

THANKSGIVING FOR ME IS THAT I KNOW GOD

THAT WICKED IS WAITING IN THE WINGS OF PROPHECY Part 1-4

THAT WICKED WAITS IN WINGS OF PROPHECY – PART 5-12

The 10 Jihad Toes of Daniel 2 Part 1–5

The 144,000

The 19th Century Revision of the Time of God’s Wrath

The 1st Resurrection, Catching Out of the Saved or the Rapture

 

THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY

THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL’S 9:24-27 PROPHECY – Part 4 -10

The 70 Weeks of Years

The Absence of Light in Israel, a Nation in Darkness

 

THE ANTICHRIST HORN WILL INITIALLY PREVAIL AGAINST ISRAEL

The Antichrist’s Empire

The Assyrian, and Gog were the same Man

The Beast With the Deadly Wound

The Beginning and the End

The Book of Remembrance and The Judgment Seat of Christ

The Book “Tectonic Chaos” – Chapter 1 – The Great Split

The Coming Shaking Before the King Builds his House

The Day of the Lord

THE DAYS OF THE KINGDOM ARE NOT FAR DISTANT EVENTS

THE DEVIL ONCE LIVED UNDER MY BED

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MAHDI ANTICHRIST’S GREAT CALIPHATE

The Fence, the U.N., The Hague, and God’s Ruling

THE FINAL 1260 DAYS OF THE GENTILE AGE SERIES

THE FINAL 1335 DAYS OF THE GENTILE AGE

THE FINAL 1335 DAYS – JESUS ENDS IT

THE FINAL EMPIRE OF ANTICHRIST

THE FINAL UNIVERSAL ECUMENICAL CHURCH IS ARISING

The First Revelation Woe

The Fury of the Lord upon the Wicked of the World

The Future Judgments of Humans

The Geneva Initiative – Munich 2 – “Peace in Our Time”

The Gentile Age

The Glorious Land

The Great Hoax – Man is Destroying the Ozone Layer

The Great Hoax – Man Is Destroying The Ozone Layer

The Great Winepress of God

The Heaven Departed

The Hebrew Question that Demands an Answer

THE HISTORICAL MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS

The Idumean Winepress

The Islamic Antichrist of the “Middle East” Caliphate

The Islamic Mahdi is the Antichrist who leads 10 Islam horns on Israel

The Jerusalem Temple

The Jewish Remnant in Israel will be Protected

The Judgment Seat of the Lord Jesus Christ

The King of the North

The King of the South Pushes Against the King of the North!

The Kings of the North and South

The Land of Safety

The Last 1335 Days before Armageddon – Part 1

The Last 1335 Days before Armageddon – Part 2-5

THE LAST 1335 DAYS OF THE AGE OF THE GENTILES

The Last 3 & ½ Years of the Tribulation Period Begins

THE LOST ARE BEING PUNISHED

The Manifestation of the Sons of God

The Messenger of the Covenant Messenger

The Moon into Blood… What does this mean?

 

The Mysterious Melchisedec

The New Jerusalem

THE OLD WORLD CATHOLIC CHURCH & DAUGHTERS

The Olivet Discourse

The Passion of Christ

The Promises of God to the Saved will Cheer Up the Present Life

The Prophesied End Time Events Gang Is All Here

The RAPTURE of ALL BELIEVERS

The Rapture of the Saved

The Reality of “Hell”

The Remnant of Israel

The Resurgence of Islamic Unity

THE REVISIONIST EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT

The Rise of Islam Out of A Revived Roman Empire

The Sacred Religious Rite of Islamic Beheading

 

The Saved Shall Be Judged by Jesus at His Seat of Judgment Part 1-2

The Sea and the Waves Roaring

The Seals, the Trumpets and the Vials of Revelation

The Second Messenger’s Warning of Judgment

The Second Revelation Woe #02

The Security Fence – Leading to Messiah’s Temple

THE SEVEN HEADED BEAST IN REVELATION 13 & 17

The Shaft Abyss

THE SIZE OF THE COMING ISLAMIC CALIPHATE

THE SON OF DAVID & MAN IS ONE SPIRIT – GOD ALMIGHTY!

THE SON WHO BECAME A SERVANT TO SAVE US

The Son Who Became a Servant to Save Us – Part 9-18

The Son Who Became a Servant to Save Us – Number 19

The Soon Coming Shaking of Creation

The Spirit of Antichrist

The Spirit of Antichrist and the Sword of God

The Spirit of Antichrist in John’s Day is Accelerating in These Last Days

THE SYRIAN ANTICHRIST STRIKES JEWS

The Terrorists Groups

The Third Temple Cornerstone

THE THREE “HE’S” IN DANIEL 9:27

The Time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) Trouble – Part 1

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 2-4

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 4A-12

The Time of Our Visitation is Drawing Near

The Two Witnesses

The Vale of Siddim – Location of Sodom and Gomorrah

The Valley of Decision

THE WAY THROUGH GATES INTO NEW JERUSALEM KINGDOM CITY

The “Hudna” Talks and the False Peace

THIS WHERE WE ARE IN 2014 CONCERNING HIV

Those who would Receive His Only Begotten Son as Their Savior

THREE TRIBULATION WOES

Time for Both Jewish and Gentile Hearts to Turn to Faithful Fathers – Part 1

TIME FOR THIS GENERATION TO PREPARE FOR JUDGMENT

Time of the End

TO KNOW He was God With Us

To “Watch” for His Coming

Tribulation 01

Tribulation 02

Tribulation 03

Tribulation 04

Tribulation 05

Tribulation Period #01

Tribulation Period #02

Tribulation Period #03

Tribulation Triad

Tribulation Video Links

Trouble Times in the Nation of Israel

Trumpets and Vials

Two Dead Jewish Leaders – Two Predictions

Two Different Places – Paradise & Abraham’s Bosom

Two Divisions of the Kingdom of Alexander the Great

TWO PATHS TO FALSE PEACE IN ISRAEL!

TWO REVELATION BEASTS ARE ISLAMIC

Two Very Different Conferences

Valley of Dry Bones

VISIT BY TRIBULATION HORROR

Volcanic Hailstorm

WAITING FOR MAHDI

War Contingency Plan

Warned Antichrist would Rise Out of Islamic Greater Syria

Was it a Star as We Understand Stars in the Heavens?

Watch the Terrorists Groups

We Are not Far Away From a Promised Kingdom Rest

We escape by grace, NOT to be recaptured by the Law! Part 17-23

We will soon find out which one of the Rapture beliefs is Right

Welcome To The Great Global Warming HOAX!

What a Difference a “HE” Makes!

What is the name of the Antichrist that will total 666?

WHAT IS THE NATIONALITY OF THE ANTICHRIST?

What Will Church Members Do in the Millennium? Part 1-9

What Will Church Members Do in the Millennium? Part 10-12

When Israel is Attacked, What Will the U.S. Do?

WHEN SHALL ANTICHRIST’S IDENTITY BE REVEALED TO ALL?

When the Archangel Michael Stands Up

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 1-2

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 3-6

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 7-10

Who Controls the Jerusalem Temple Mount? Who are the “Wakf?”

Who Will Be The Antichrist

Who Will Be The Biblical Antichrist

WHOSE CHILD IS THIS IN A BETHLEHEM MANGER?

Why Not Wait and Let the God of Israel do it?

Why Only a False Peace Can Eventually Come in the Middle East!

Wicked of the World

Will You Live Outside the Heavenly City?

Will You receive an Inheritance in Heaven?

WORLDWIDE FALSE DOCTRINE TEACHING

Wormwood

Worship God

WRESTLING WITH DEVIL’S PRINCES NOW INCREASING

Zechariah Exposition 13:8 to 14:16

“Sleeping with the Enemy” is a Big Mistake by the Egyptian Military

“SON of MAN” MESSAGE TO HIS 1ST N.T. CHURCH – NUMBER 1

“The End Of Not Yet” Is Finally Arriving

“The End Of Not Yet” Is Finally Arriving – Part 4-5

“The End of Not Yet” is Finally Arriving” – Part 6-7

A complete list of are all the pages on the following Website:

 

www.Tribulation101.com

 

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Volcano Discovery YouTube Videos

Here are some Links to the Volcano Discovery YouTube site, which shows many amazing Videos about different Volcanic Eruptions.

Here are some Links to some YouTube Videos that deal with the events related to the Beginning of Sorrows of the New Testament.

These types of events are going to get worse in the years ahead, as the Great Tribulation Period approaches.

This time period will last for 3 1/2 years, then at the very end of this Time Period, the Wrath of God will take place and last for about 45 days.

These Videos are mostly Volcanic Eruption events, as these are the primary events that will be occurring during this Great Tribulation Period.

A.Volcano Discovery YouTube Channel

This first section are what I consider to be the Best Volcanic Videos as they show a lot of the Volcanic Bombs, Fire, Lava and some Ash Cloud eruptions that is described in the Book of Revelation.

Most people of the world will have no idea what is occurring on a global scene, because they are have no knowledge of the Bible and are not being taught the Book of Revelation by religious leaders. The truth is, most religious leaders are totally ignorant of these things anyway, so how can they be expected to teach anyone else???

01.Etna volcano on July 19, 2011

02.Lava fountains of Etna volcano

03.Etna volcano lava fountains

04.Etna volcano lava fountains

05.Etna volcano

06.Etna volcano

07.Etna volcano

08.Etna volcano lava fountains

09.Giant lava bubble explosion – Etna volcano

10.Etna volcano lava fountains

11.Etna volcano

12.Semeru volcano lava dome

13.Batu Tara volcano

14.Krakatau volcano: spectacular large explosion 17 Oct 2018

15.Anak Krakatau Powerful Blast

16.Best evening show on the beach of Krakatoa volcano

17.Lava at Krakatau volcano

18.Krakatoa volcano erupts red hot lava

19.Evening eruption at Anak Krakatau

20.Krakatoa volcano eruptions

21.Volcano Expedition to Krakatoa

22.Volcanic Lightnings at Krakatau Volcano

23.Krakatau volcano – spectacular explosions at day and night

24.Eruptions of Anak Krakatau

25.Erta Ale volcano, Danakil, Ethiopia

26.Rain of fire – a shower of liquid red hot lava

27.Happy New Year 2019 – volcano fireworks from Krakatoa

28.Eruptions of Anak Krakatau Pre Tsunami

This Second Section are other Videos on this YouTube site:

01.Spattering lava from a crater of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu

02.Spattering from the active south vent inside Benbow crater, Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu)

03.Volcanic eruption at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

04.The lava lake of Erta Ale volcano overflows (Danakil desert, Ethiopia)

05.Overflowing boiling lava lake of Erta Ale volcano

06.Fireworks at the lava lake of Erta Ale in the twilight

07.Yellow fountain at Dallol volcano

08.Erupting lava lake at night

09.Fireworks at Erta Ale volcano, Nov 2010

10.Lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano

11.Lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano, DR Congo

12.Boiling lava lake in Nyiragongo volcano, DR Congo

13.Shock waves from Bromo volcano

14.Ijen Volcano – blue sulfur flames at night

15.Blue flames of burning sulfur at Ijen volcano at night

16.Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka) timelapse

17.Lava flow and large explosion from Stromboli volcano

YouTube Videos

Here are some Links to some YouTube Videos that deal with the events related to the Beginning of Sorrows of the New Testament.

These types of events are going to get worse in the years ahead, as the Great Tribulation Period approaches.

This time period will last for 3 1/2 years, then at the very end of this Time Period, the Wrath of God will take place and last for about 45 days.

These Videos are mostly Earthquake or Volcanic Eruption events, as these are the primary events that will be occurring during this Great Tribulation Period.

Some of these Sites have other items on them, but there are some Earthquake or Volcano Videos to view, as that is the objective of this page.

01.Eruption Volcano Merapi – Indonesia

02.Top 5 Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera

03.Top 10 Volcanoes That Are Ready To Blow

04.10 Volcanoes That Could Destroy The World

05.Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught On Camera

The following are links to a YouTube site that has some Excellent volcanic videos.

A.Martin Rietze: Volcano Videos Home Page

01.Sakurajima – Mar 3, 2013

02.Etna – Apr 27, 2013

03.Etna – May 12, 2013

04.Klyuchevskoy – Oct 31, 2013

05.Sheveluch – Nov 15, 2013

06.Etna – Dec 1, 2013

07.Etna in Timelapse – Dec 1, 2013

08.Sinabung – Jan 26, 2014

09.Sinabung Pyroclastic Flows – Jan 26, 2014

10.Sinabung Pyroclastic Flows – Feb 2, 2014

11.Etna-Lava Flows – Feb 22, 2104

12.Etna Summit Crater Activity – Feb 22, 2014

13.Stromboli Volcano – Aug 3, 2014

14.Stromboli Volcano – Aug 15, 2014

15.Bardarbunga Eruption – Sep 11, 2014

16.Fogo Eruption – Dec 12, 2014

17.Colima Volcano – Feb 17, 2015

18.Sakurajima Volcano – Mar 15, 2015

19.Sakurajima Daytime Eruptions – Mar 15, 2015

20.Colima Volcano – Nov 3, 2015

21.Etna Eruption – Dec 13, 2015

22.Rinjani Volcano – Jan 6, 2016

23.Ibu Volcano – Jan 6, 2016

24.Colima Volcano – Jan 9, 2016

25.Ijen Blueflame – Jan 17, 2016

26.Karangetang Volcano – Jan 17, 2016

27.Momotombo Volcano – Feb 25, 2016

28.Masaya Volcano – May 16, 2016

29.Masaya Lava Lake – May 29, 2016

30.Masaya volcano lava lake eruptions

31.Fuego Volcano – Nov 7, 2016

The Fuego Volcano is amazing. Listen the sounds and watch the Lava Eruption… During the very last part of the Great Tribulation Period, known as the Wrath of God, there will perhaps be thousands of these types of Volcanic Eruptions on a much more violent nature occurring throughout the world. Check out the following link as to the reaction of humanity during this event:

1.Ungodly Humanity Blaspheme the Name of the True God of Heaven

32.Momotombo Volcano – Feb 26, 2017

33.Sabancaya Volcano – Mar 12, 2017

34.Reventador Volcano – Dec 26, 2017

35.Fuego Volcano – Dec 26, 2017

36.Pacaya Volcano – Apr 2, 2018

37.Sangeang Api Volcano – Oct 14, 2018

38.Krakatau – Nov 1, 2018

39.Krakatau – Nov 5, 2018

40.Krakatau – Nov 7, 2018

 

Revelation Tribulation Audio Bible Sermon List

This page has some Audio Bible Sermons that deal mostly with the Great Tribulation Period. The Sermons are related to the events as to description of how and why they are occurring. Be sure to take time and listen to the Sermons, as this will help you understand what this Time Period is all about.

The number at the end of the title is the correct number of the Sermon on the original page. When this list was posted on the new pages of the website, for some reason, the number in front of the title was renumbered. I have no idea how or why. It was something in the process on the Word Press software…

  1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Part 1.52
  2. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Part 2.53
  3. The Seventh Trumpet.62
  4. The Seventh Vial of the Wrath of God.63
  5. Tsunami:  1/3 of the Ships in Port are Destroyed.64
  6. Comet hits the Earth:  Wormwood.  Part 1.65
  7. Comet hits the Earth:  Wormwood.  Part 2.66
  8. Comet hits the Earth:  Wormwood.  Part 3.67
  9. The Last Generation.68
  10. A Volcanic Ash Cloud Encircles the Earth.69
  11. The Sixth Trumpet.70
  12. The Seventh Trumpet.71
  13. The Full Wickedness of Humanity.77
  14. The Wrath of God, after the Rapture.78
  15. Volcanic Fire and Volcanic Bombs.79
  16. 80
  17. One Third of Ships in Port are Destroyed by Tsunamis.81
  18. Wormwood: a Falling Star – a Comet.82
  19. Wormwood: a Comet hits the Earth.83
  20. Wormwood: the Comets Chemical Composition.84
  21. Worldwide Volcanic Eruptions.85
  22. Pazuzu: the Ancient Demon.86
  23. A Disciple in the Local New Testament Church.87
  24. Earthquake, Fire and Brimstone.88
  25. Volcanic Eruptions Under the Oceans.89
  26. Volcanic Eruptions Warm the Water in the Oceans.90
  27. A Warning of Future Tribulation.92
  28. The Antichrist.98
  29. The Two Witnesses. Part 1. 119
  30. The Two Witnesses.  Part 2.120
  31. The Two Witnesses.  Part 3.123
  32. The Warning of Judgment.132
  33. The Trumpets and the Vials.133
  34. The Days of Noah.134
  35. Smite the Earth with a Curse.139
  36. The Falling away from the Truth.140
  37. Ozone Hole destroyed by Volcanic Eruptions.141
  38. Ash Cloud Encircles the Earth.  Part 1.142
  39. Ash Cloud Encircles the Earth.  Part 2.143
  40. The Year 2,000 Sermon and 4th Trumpet.144
  41. The Final Generation.145
  42. The Bottomless Pit is inside the Earth.146
  43. The Fifth Trumpet.147
  44. Angles and Demons.148
  45. The Sin of Unbelief.149
  46. Ash Cloud Encircles the Earth.150
  47. The Sinful Nature of Humanity.151
  48. The Sixth Trumpet.152
  49. The Sixth Trumpet and the Millennial Year Reign.153
  50. The Assyrian Antichrist.154
  51. Ancient Empires.155
  52. The Last World Governments.156
  53. God’s Judgment on the Nations. 159
  54. Middle East Peace Treaty.161
  55. Called, Chosen and Faithful.162
  56. Empire of the Antichrist.163
  57. Death and Resurrection of the Arab Antichrist.164
  58. The World Governments.165
  59. The Scarlet Colored Woman of Revelation.166
  60. Ten Islamic Kings.167
  61. The Catholic Religion.168
  62. Seven Ancient Empires.169
  63. Great Earthquake Shakes Israel.170
  64. Battle of Armageddon.171
  65. The Mark of the Beast – 666.172
  66. Babylon the Great.173
  67. Judgment of the Nations.174
  68. Death of the Antichrist.175
  69. Followers of the Antichrist.176
  70. The Power of Satan.177
  71. The Rapture.178
  72. Famine in the Land.179
  73. The 144,000 Jewish Church in Israel.180
  74. The Truth about the Rapture. Part 1.181
  75. The Truth about the Rapture. Part 2.182
  76. The Quickness of the Coming of the Lord.183
  77. The Battle of Armageddon.184
  78. The Rapid Rise of the Antichrist.185

  79. The Millennial Reign.
    213

 

  1. Israel in the Great Tribulation Period.216
  2. The 7th Trumpet Rapture.217

The following 8 Sermons deal with Judgment Seat of Christ. As most people will die during this Tribulation Time Period, you should consider your life before that time and prepare for Eternity…

  1. The Judgment Seat of Christ. Part 1.249
  2. The Judgment Seat of Christ. Part 2.250
  3. The Judgment Seat of Christ. Part 3.251
  4. The Judgment Seat of Christ. Part 4.252
  5. Judgment Seat of Christ. 631
  6. The Judgment Seat.837
  7. The Judgment Seat of Christ.1064
  8. Weeping at Judgment Day. 2166
  9. Transformation of the Land of Israel.268
  10. The Blood of the Earth.269
  11. The Battle of Armageddon.270
  12. The Jordan River Splits Apart.271
  13. The Earthquake changes the Temple Mount.272
  14. A New Spring Flows from the Temple Mount.273
  15. Living Water in Israel.274
  16. The Geographic changes in the Land of Israel.275
  17. The Free Flowing Jordan River.276
  18. Are You Looking for the Messiah?277
  19. Transformation of the Land of Israel.278
  20. The Sea and Waves Roaring.279
  21. Peoples Heart Failing them for Fear.280
  22. The End of Time.281
  23. God will Punish the Wicked People.282
  24. The Personality of the Antichrist.283
  25. The Dreadful Day of the Lord.284
  26. Christ Returns at the 7th Trumpet.289
  27. Antichrist and the False Messiah.290
  28. Mark of the Beast in the Hand and Heart.291
  29. The Seven Seals of Revelation.318
  30. The Devil is cast into the Bottomless Pit.319
  31. Feasts of Trumpets.320
  32. Times of the Gentiles.321
  33. The Wrath of God.322
  34. After the Wrath of God.323
  35. The Lord’s Supper.324
  36. The Millennial Reign.325
  37. Ten End Time Kings.326
  38. The Time of Jacob’s Trouble.327
  39. The Millennial Age.328

 

  1. The 490 Years.353
  2. 1,335 Days. Part 1.354
  3. 1,335 Days. Part 2.355
  4. 1,335 Days. Part 3.356
  5. 1,335 Days. Part 4.357
  6. Messiah the Prince.358
  7. Just Obey God.359
  8. The Peace Treaty in Israel.360
  9. The 1,185 Days.361
  10. Seventy Weeks of Years.362
  11. The Midst of the Week.363
  12. Messiah the Prince.364
  13. Daniel 9:27.365
  14. Matthew Chapter 24.367
  15. 368
  16. The End of the World.370
  17. Volcanic Eruptions.371
  18. Geba to Rimmon.372
  19. Temple Mount Spring.373
  20. Euphrates River.374

 

  1. Volcanic Ash Cloud. Part 1.378
  2. Volcanic Ash Cloud. Part 2.379
  3. Volcanic Ash Cloud. Part 3.380
  4. The Second Advent.381
  5. The Wrath of God.382
  6. Volcanic Ash Cloud. Part 4.383
  7. Volcanic Ash Cloud. Part 5.384
  8. Blood to the Horses Bridle.385
  9. The Millennial Reign. Part 1.386
  10. The Millennial Reign. Part 2.387
  11. Euphrates River is Diverted to the Jordan River.388
  12. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.389
  13. The Millennial Temple.390
  14. Temple Mount Spring.391
  15. Lord of the Kingdom.392
  16. Ancient Nations.404
  17. The Jordan River.405
  18. The Land of Israel.406
  19. Abominations of Desolations.407
  20. Lake of Fire.  Part 1.408
  21. Lake of Fire. Part 2.409
  22. The Pope and the Antichrist.410
  23. Roman Catholicism and the Antichrist.411
  24. Mark of the Beast.412
  25. Seven Empires and Ten Kings.413
  26. The 69th Week.414
  27. Destruction of the Ozone Layer.415
  28. 666 – Mark of the Beast.416
  29. The Rapture of the Saved.417
  30. The False Prophet.418
  31. Blood to the Horses Bridle.419
  32. The End of the Tribulation Period.420
  33. Latter Things. Part 1.441
  34. Latter Things. Part 2.442
  35. Latter Things. Part 3.443
  36. The Millennial Reign.504
  37. Life is Like a Vapor.505
  38. The Second Coming of the Lord.507
  39. All Things in this Life Pass Away.509
  40. Sign of the Second Coming.578
  41. Battle of Armageddon.579
  42. The Days of Wrath.580
  43. By My Spirit Saith the Lord.581
  44. The Two Witnesses.582
  45. The Millennial Reign.603
  46. Beulah Land.604
  47. Draw close to the Lord.605
  48. The Transition Remnant.606
  49. Beginning of the Tribulation Period.608
  50. The Last Generation.703
  51. The Last Generation.704
  52. Trumpets 5 and 6.705
  53. Empire of the Antichrist.711
  54. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.712
  55. Souls in Heaven.797
  56. The Terror of the Lord.798
  57. Gathering of the Saints in Heaven.799
  58. The 7th Trumpet.800
  59. Watching for the Rapture.801
  60. The Day of the Lord.802
  61. 7th Trumpet Rapture.821
  62. 824
  63. Antichrist Army.877
  64. Earthquake destroys the Antichrist.878
  65. The Second Coming.897
  66. The Sign of the Second Coming.898
  67. Spirit of Antichrist.964
  68. The Wrath of God.1038

 

  1. The Sixth Seal. 1040
  2. Volcanic Hail.1041
  3. Hell and the Lake of Fire.1058
  4. The First 3 1/2 Years and the Last 3 1/2 Years.1059
  5. Great Shaking in the Land of Israel.1061
  6. The Voice of the 7th Trumpet.1085
  7. The 7th Trumpet & Being Faithful. 1197
  8. Earthquakes Faults in Israel.1199
  9. The Second Coming of the Lord.1200
  10. The Second Coming of the Lord.1201
  11. Ancient Empires. 1311
  12. Mark of the Beast.1312
  13. The 7th Trumpet Rapture.2001
  14. Destruction of Rome, Italy and the Vatican City.2002
  15. The Islamic Antichrist.2005
  16. The 7th Kingdom. 2008
  17. The Second Advent.2009
  18. The Islamic Caliphate.2010
  19. The Millennial Reign.2011
  20. The 7th Trumpet.2017
  21. Now to Armageddon – Part 1. 2031
  22. Now to Armageddon – Part 2.2032
  23. Now to Armageddon – Part 3.2033
  24. Now to Armageddon – Part 4.2034
  25. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 1.2035
  26. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 2.2036
  27. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 3.2037
  28. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 4.2038
  29. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 5.2039
  30. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 6.2040
  31. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 7.2041
  32. Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Part 8.2042
  33. Tribulation Trials.2043
  34. The Antichrist.2045
  35. Last Days Mysteries.2046
  36. The Last 1,335 Days – Daniel’s Lot or Inheritance.2067
  37. Don’t be afraid of the Future.2068
  38. The Antichrist is Coming. Part 1.2074
  39. The Antichrist is Coming. Part 2.2075
  40. The Antichrist is Coming. Part 3.2077
  41. Last Day Scoffers.2078
  42. The End of this Age is Near.2080
  43. The Great White Throne.2081
  44. Middle East Tribulation.2085
  45. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.2094
  46. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.2095
  47. The 7th Trumpet Rapture.2102
  48. The Domain of the Millennial Reign.2104
  49. The Wrath of God – Vials of Wrath.2105
  50. Exposition of Revelation #12 Volcanoes .2118
  51. Exposition of Revelation #13 The Comet named: Wormwood .2119
  52. Exposition of Revelation #14 Little Book of Revelation .2120
  53. Exposition of Revelation #15 The Seven Thunders .2121
  54. Exposition of Revelation #16 Demons .2122
  55. Armageddon #1 The Rapture.2123
  56. Armageddon #2 Peace in Israel.2124
  57. Armageddon #3 Islamic Caliphate.2125
  58. Armageddon #4 The 6th Seal.2126
  59. Armageddon #5 Land of Antichrist.2127
  60. Armageddon #6 The 7th Trumpet.2128
  61. Armageddon #7 The Comet named: Wormwood.2129

2130   Armageddon #8 The Millennial Reign.2130  

  1. Armageddon #9 The Last Generation.2131
  2. Armageddon #10 The Blood Sacrifice.2132
  3. Prophecy #1 The Trumpets and Vials.2133
  4. Prophecy #2 The Last Days.2134
  5. Prophecy #3 The Last Days.2135
  6. End Times.2201
  7. The Islamic Antichrist.2208
  8. Times and Seasons of The Lord’s Return. 2209
  9. The Tribulation Period.2222
  10. The Coming Tribulation Period. 2231
  11. The Middle East War.2232
  12. Israel Attacks Antichrist.2234
  13. The Antichrist.1277
    The Heaven Age.1278  1288.  The Coming Millennial Age.1288 
    1293.  The Gathering at the Last Trumpet.1293 
  14. Judgment of the Vatican City.1524
  15. Tribulation Period.1525
  16. The Command Post of the Antichrist.2242
    The Antichrist #1.2247
  17. The Antichrist #2.2248
  18. The Antichrist #3.2249
  19. The Antichrist #4.2250
  20. Attack of the Antichrist #1.2260
  21. Attack of the Antichrist #2.2261
  22. Attack of the Antichrist #3.2264
  23. Attack of the Antichrist #4.2273
  24. The 7th Trumpet Rapture.2277
  25. The 6th Seal of Revelation.2278
  26. Time of the End!!!.2280
  27. The Two Witnesses of Revelation.2281
  28. The 7th Trumpet Rapture.2284
  29. Troubles in the Middle East.2288
  30. Israel Attacks the Antichrist.2290
  31. The Antichrist Part 1.2291
  32. The Antichrist Part 2.2292
  33. The Antichrist Part 3.2293
  34. The End Time Tribulation.2294
  35. The Split Rapture.2298
  36. Time of the End.2299
  37. Israel Attacks Syria.2316
  38. The Second Coming of the Lord.2317
  39. The Burning of the Earth.2324
  40. The Split Rapture.2329
  41. The Tribulation Period.2339
  42. 70 Weeks of Years.2340
  43. The Tribulation Period.2341
  44. Daniel’s 70th Week.2342
  45. The Split Rapture.2344
  46. The Word Profane.2345
  47. The 7th Trumpet.2346

2358.End Time Knowledge.2358

2359.Tsunamis Waves.2359

2360.The Last Part of the Tribulation Period.2360

2363.The Middle East Events.2363

Last update on this list was on June 12, 2018, with Sermon #2363…I will not add any more to this list sermons. I have many things to do and cannot devote any time to this list.

 

 

October 17, 2019