ACCORDING TO BIBLE PROPHECY

 

Make no mistake: God, the creator of the universe, has staked His reputation on His ability to predict future events with total accuracy in the bible. If you can prove that any one of His hundreds of predictions did not happen as He said they would in the scriptures, I'll be among the first to call God a liar. Many have tried and failed, generation after generation, but to no avail.

The testimony of the Lord is the true spirit of prophecy:
Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, 'My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,'
(Isa 46: 9-10)
A common mistake that people make is to assume God won't willingly send unregenerate sinners to hell. If you are one such person, you are making a grave error of judgement, and need to absorb some of the teaching material presented here for your edification.

IT'S TIME FOR THE WORLD TO AWAKE FROM IT'S SLUMBER.... GOD ALMIGHTY IS ON THE MOVE
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. ( Rom 13: 11-14)

Please ensure you don't miss this video message from our great friend Amir Tsarfati, a Christian bible teacher & Messianic Jew, whom God has rasied up to be a watchman to the body of Christ in this hour, as The Lord is preparing His soon return to gather up His bride (all born again believers) from upon the earth & return with them to His Father's house, in Heaven. (Don't forget to enlarge the picture to better enjoy the presentation - click box in lower r/h)

 

At the outset, let me be clear. I don't claim to be a prophet or possess any special annointing from God, other than that which is common to all born again Christians. I am motivated only by the love which God displays for his creation, to bring you the watchman's warning, that the wrath of God, as prophesied and set out in the scriptures, is soon to be visited upon the whole earth out of His exhausted patience and devine judgement.
For thousands of years God has pleaded with man to repent of sin, and warned that one day, if man continued to ignore Him and constantly rebel by refusing, then the consequences would be out of God's hand, because as a Holy God, he could not continue to show mercy indefinitely; that His patience would run out eventually, and so it seems, that time is fast approaching;
Thus if you continue to reject His offer at this midnight hour, you will not only be consigned to God's day of reckoning, but you will forfeit all the blessings and peace, which He has promised to those who believe and receive the Lord's free gift of salvation.
I pray, that given the overwhelming evidence herein, revealing God's love for you, that you will cast aside all prideful stubborn notions which likely prevented you from humbling yourself until now, to receive His free gift, in order that your soul may find the rest and peace, which people all over the world are so desparately seeking, and only the Lord Jesus can provide, as we can personally attest to.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.(2 Pet 3:9)


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23)

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. …..put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. (Rom 13: 12-13,14)

Like many people, you may be fascinated, or like some even obsessed with the future. Maybe even faithfully consulting your horoscope and Tarot card readers, or one of the many psychic hot lines advertised in the media.
Many of course delve deeply into the occult through mediums, in a futile and sinful attempt to discover what lay ahead by consulting the dead, who of course cannot respond to such efforts to make contact, but demons can and do; masquerading as the dead to propagate lies and deception, as is the devil's want.
All such attempts to discern the future are vain, for God is the only one who knows and declares ahead of time, future events with total accuracy. The bible refers to such divination as sorcery and is thereby forbidden.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5 ; 19-21)

Bible prophesy is God's way of alerting the world to future events. He is not secretive about it. He brings the revelation, but the devil(Satan) hates it, and is the reason he has developed schemes to disguise the truth and discourage people from reading and understanding the scriptures for themselves. Typically, false religions and Christian cults are prime examples of the devil's deceptive schemes. A particular favourite pratice of his is to split up the different religions and cults, and have them produce their own version of the bible, which of course is full of false teaching.  
Probably the premier example of the devil's involvement in a false religion is the Church of Rome, Firstly they use their own version of the bible, which is not encouraged for general personal use among the congregation, with the local parish priest being the primary  conduit between God and man; a personal relationship with the Lord is not to be encouraged: thus the truth of the scriptures is kept from most of their congregations. In addition to this control measure, many of it's church services are conducted in latin, which can be seen as another form of control.
I have known many ex Roman Catholics over the years, who have responded to the Lords call to come out from among them before it is too late, and to a man they would all have confirmed these and many other non biblical policies as normal practice.

You would be wise to consider that Bible prophesy is not meant to scare you.... but prepare you.

It could be instructive for you to understand that God's reference to End Times in the scriptures relates to the 2000plus yr period between the first and second advents of Christ, which includes the seven years of Tribulation. So it might be more specific and thus helpful, to depict this moden era as the 'End of Days' or 'last days' or even 'End of the age' or 'End of the end times' when making reference to the 'Now' in prophecy. Not that God needs it clarified. The fact that a prophecy was made 2000 yrs ago, to us that's a long time, but as for God, one day is like a thousand years, it is as though the pophetic word came only 2 days ago.

The born again Christian community can rightly claim, and agree with Paul:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1: 7)

The certainty of scripture:
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private  interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 pet 1: 19-21)

The Clock is ticking as the The Day of Christ(The Rapture of the Church) Approaches
As a scriptural prelude to what is soon in prospect for unrepentant sinners, the Apostle Paul has a salutary message at the end of this quote: (2 Thes 2: 1-12)
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away come first, and the man of sin (Antichrist) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he (Antichrist) may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He (the Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one (Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

A most certain anchor for the faith of a Christian believer is the total reliability of God's word.
Literally Hundreds of prophecies fulfilled in the past are the guarantee that the bible's prophetic warnings which apply to our generation are not just empty threats, or conjecture. The accuracy of historical bible facts & fulfilled prophesy, provide a legacy of trust, not available in any other belief system. Show me one prophecy, let alone one that has proven true, in any other book of faith besides the Christian bible. Don't bother looking, because there isn't any.

Quite amazingly these “End of Days” prophecies date from approximately 2000 to 3500 years ago.
The fact that they were foretold so long ago, and with such precision and perfect accuracy, verifies the truth of God's word, and provides proof positive that God Almighty, creator of the universe, is the author.

HOW CAN WE BE SURE WE ARE PART OF GOD'S END OF DAYS PROPHECY?
The truth/evidence which follows is compelling and should convince even the most skeptical.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy:3:1-5)

The Bible predicts many specific signs that will show in the last days. Notice that none of these prophecies are vague. They are clear, precise, and unambiguous, to the point of being beyond misinterpretation.
Also consider that Jesus indicated these signs would arise concurrently, gaining momentum like birth pangs as His return draws near ( Matt:24:4-13; 24:27-31). Though many of these prophecies won't climax until the great tribulation period, our generation is the first to see every trend in place. As the final hours of this age tick away, these events will come into even clearer focus.
The scriptures leave no room for error, as God's word provides many signs for us to look for, so there can be no doubt. Signs involving Israel, global turmoil, natural catastrophic events, and His church, most prominent among them.
Given the worldwide antisemitic opposition, the fact that Israel even exists today is an astonishing miracle that provides the strongest assurance that we are indeed approaching the end, together with the removal (rapture) from earth of the Lord's church (His bride)(1 Thes 4: 13-18) seen to be imminent, the exact timing being known only to God.

In terms of bible prophesy, we liken Israel to the 'canary in the coal mine' so to speak. Anyone looking for what God is up to in terms of His earthly calender, need look no further than Israel for a sign.
Events in the Middle East, especially involving Israel are moving us closer to the time when God’s focus on the “church age” will end and turn back to Israel as it will be alone, without the traditional support of the true church, which it has always mostly enjoyed
Once the rapture of God's faithful has taken place, the culmination of END TIME prophecies concerning Israel, Antichrist and God's judgment of the Nations will begin to unfold and accelerate, as the world enters the “Great Tribulation” period. A period of turmoil such as the world has never seen or ever will see again.

In the context of 'End time' prophesy, Israel is so important that we have prepared a 'Blog' article, specifically dealing with the pivotal role for the Nation of Israel and it's people in God's prophetic plans.

Jesus speaks of the Great Tribulation  (Matt 24: 4-13)

And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

 

Do you have any doubt, that in this current age:-

  • Good news stories are becoming harder to find, especially on the nightly TV news
  • Lawlessness abounds everywhere, among all age groups, particularly among our youth
  • Corruption of Governments around the world is challenging the drug trade as the most prominent crime.
  • Traditional social order and moral codes have been turned upside down & the left wing media are complicit.
  • Immorality and homosexual sin is not only acceptable, but promoted as normal, especially in the education system
  • Parents have more & more trouble controlling the rebellion of their offspring
  • Children seem to have less respect today for their parents, elders, and people in authority, esp. the police.
  • Children seemed better behaved when Sunday school was part of normal family life
  • Random violent sex crime against women and children is exploding, especially within families.
  • Schools & universities have become hotbeds of anti social rebellion & socialist/new age dogma
  • Intolerance of others' opinions and anarchy in the high street, is taking hold of our communities
  • Free speech and the right of assembly is coming under atttack like never before in the west.
  • More emphasis is placed on evolutionary theory than creation science in schools
  • Mainline churches have entered an apostate state, favoring ecumenical status rather than traditional beliefs
  • Scoffers and false prophets hold God in derision more so than ever
  • The word of God is rejected as unimportant old fashioned fables
  • Antisemitism continues and gathers pace
  • False cults and religions, like Islam seem more popular than Christianity, and are supported by left wing media outlets.
  • The global financial system is in a state of chaos and near collapse.
  • Civil & crime authorities have lost control of the streets & the drug trade
  • Criminal offenders are seen to have more rights than law abiding victims of crime
  • Justice is almost non existent for victims of crime, as judges seem content to ignore community concerns.
  • The love for God has waxed cold
  • False new age doctrines have replaced God's word in popularity, where sin is not an issue.
  • Love of self & self interest has become the preeminent concern of man
  • Wars and rumors of war have abounded for many generations- particularly in the middle east
  • Brothers are fighting against brothers
  • Global terrorism , and many more observations point to a decaying world.

As you meditate on the above list, you will realize it covers but a fraction of the problems facing mankind, but we must point out that although lawlessness abounds at this time, the world will experience a lot worse, once the church is removed from the earth at the Rapture. (Ref. 2 Thes 2; 1-12 above)

The planet is in crisis, regardless in which direction one chooses to look. All around the globe, problems continue to pop up daily , especially in the Middle East, and despite constant ongoing attempts by Western leaders, the regional conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and Islam, the volatility persists & defies any negotiated solution. Even as we write this, ISIS continues to engage in it's barbaric war to establish a Islamic Caliphate in order to usher in a push toward World domination under Sharia Law, futile though it is, according to scripture.
But sadly, what may not be known by non Christians, or many professing Christians for that matter: most of these conditions on the earth are referred to in “end time” bible prophesy and represent prominent signs or markers designed to alert us, that the “end of days” is close at hand. The quoted text from Matt 24 above is but a sample of what God has to say about the issues confronting the global community right now.

But you won't find all of the prophesies dealing with “signs of the times” in one place, although we cover quite a lot of the ground for you here. You will need to search out many scriptures to cover the full range of conditions mentioned above. In particular study (Rev 5-19; Matt 24; Dan 9) For those who are interested in further study, the following should be of assistance:

The term “End Times” is not a term often found in the bible. It is used as a popular generic term which encompasses bible references such as“end of the age”, “latter days”, “latter times”, last days”, “last times”, “last Hour” “day of Christ”, “day of the Lord”, “the end”, or “end of days”.
So for the sake of clarity and understanding, when we refer to 'End times', it broadly encompasses most of these.

“but Christ as a son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end” (Heb 3: 6) and......

“And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved”
(Matt 10: 22)

You need to observe the context of scripture to determine the meaning of the word “END”, but mostly when the word is used contextually as above, it always is referring to the “end of the age”.
Now, it is important and necessary to draw your attention to the two events, which together represent arguably, the most significant prophecy involving God's End Time plans.

Firstly, the removal (rapture) of His congregation of faithful saints (the true church) from the earth (considered to be the next major event on God's prophetic calendar) and:

Secondly, as God's patience is obviously almost spent, His righteous anger is coming against the nations of the world for dividing His land and for scattering His people among the nations. So He is going to release His wrath to punish everyone involved, on that great and terrible Day of the Lord which is due

"For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. (Joel 3: 1-3)

It's possible, though unlikely, that you may not be aware or familiar with the account of Jesus Christ's first appearing on the earth, when He was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, and once He had grown , chose 12 disciples to accompany Him as He took His gospel message of hope, of healing to Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside, and set the foundation for the church age.
At the age of 33 He was crucified by the Romans at the behest of His own people, the Jews, who rejected Him as Messiah, as they didn't recognize Him as the coming King, as was prophesied many hundreds of years earlier.

He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him (Isa 53: 3)

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him (John 1: 11)

He died on the cross, was buried in a tomb and on the third day rose again to life. After revealing Himself resurrected to His disciples and close friends, He was seen by witnesses (Acts 1: 9-11) to ascend bodily into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Majesty on high, where He has remained ever since, interceding for the saints, and preparing a place for His bride. (The church)

This account is known as the First Advent of Christ.

If you haven't done so already, we suggest you read all about how Jesus came and died, and why, together with His ministry on earth, and the establishment of the early church, simply get hold of a King James or New King James bible and read all about it in the books of John, Luke, Matthew, Mark,, Acts and Romans in this order preferably, and while you are at it, we recommend you read the first six chapters of the book of Genesis.

If you don't own one or can't get hold of a KJV or NKJV of the Bible it is available free online:
http://www.biblestudytools.com/nkjv/, OR contact us with a request and we will endeavor to assist you.

The second advent prophesied

Bible prophecy also foretells a second advent will occur and whilst there is some conjecture as to when this is to occur, we at Beyond Armageddon subscribe to the widely held belief, supported by scripture & the worldwide “Born again” Christian community, that the second coming of Christ will occur at the end of a seven year period known as the “great tribulation”,when:

'Immediately after the tribulation of these days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give it's light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken” “Then the sign of the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matt 24: 29-31)
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
He Himself treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great."
And I saw the beast (antichrist), the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. (Rev 19: 11-21)

It is at this time, after the Battle is won, beyond Armageddon, that Christ, The Prince of Peace, will establish His earthly millennial reign as King of kings & Lord of lords, and peace will finally settle upon the earth, as He brings to bear His rod of righteousness and justice.

Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isa 9: 7)

However, back to the Rapture of all believers

Well before this very public return of Christ, according to bible prophecy, there is another important event which will also involve His miracle working power.
The next major event on God’s prophetic calendar, as we've already mentioned, is the Rapture of all believers. An event in which the dead in Christ will be resurrected first, & the living saints at the time, in the twinkling of an eye, will be changed from mortal to immortal, and all will be caught up to meet Christ in the air, clothed in their new immortal bodies.
That the event is imminent is not in question, according to the signs as foretold. We don’t know exactly when it will occur but it can happen at anytime. As Jesus said:
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matt. 24:44).

The “Rapture” refers to the prophetic event when Christ returns secretly to gather up His “church”, (His Bride) from the face of the earth, and catch her up to meet with Him (the Bridegroom) in the air.
The purpose is manifold, but primarily, scripture explains that it is not God's will that faithful believers who are alive on the earth at the time should suffer the consequences of His wrath during the tribulation.(Rev 3:10)
So in order to ensure this doesn't happen He must supernaturally remove them from the earth beforehand, and scripture indicates also that every believer who has passed on (sleeps in Christ) to this point will also be supernaturally resurrected and caught up to join the Lord and the others in the air. But the Apostle Paul tells it best:(1 Thess 4: 13-18)


“But I do not want you to be ignorant brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep (the dead in Christ) lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words”.

It is instructive to remember that this prophetic passage is credited to the Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, around 62AD, the best part of 1955years ago. The “rapture” is God's promise to you if you are willing to believe in an put your trust in Jesus, you will be part of this glorious event........only of course, while there is still time remaining.

The word “Rapture”, is not to be found anywhere in any English bible translation. The original 'Greek' text refers to the event as being “Harpazo”=“catch up” or to “pluck away”. The term itself became synonymous with the event described in 1 Thes 4 (above), among the faithful several hundred years ago, as we understand it, and likely stems from the Latin verb rapio meaning "to catch up" or "take away"

At the risk of being labeled boringly repetitious, we need to highlight, again, the urgency involved... the lateness of the hour. We cannot know exactly how late it is. But when we look for and recognize the signs of the times, which involve “end time” prophesies being fulfilled before our very eyes, we can say with a high degree of confidence, it is approaching midnight on God's prophetic clock, and points to the soon return of our Lord as prophesied, to gather up His bride to prepare for all that is to follow. [Rev 19: 7-9 refers to the marriage supper of the lamb (Jesus) for which His bride (the church) has made herself ready.]

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching” (Heb 10:25).
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Thes 5: 9)
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (Rev 3: 10)

The apostle Paul could not have been referring to any other day, but the rapture in (Heb 10), for as we've been saying, we can see it approaching through the signs in scripture provided for just that purpose.

Also, as the church of faithful believers is not appointed to suffer God's wrath in the 'great tribulation', this fact also supports our belief that “the day”to which Paul was referring in the above scripture, could be none other than the rapture, given the context involved.
We don't have space here to do it justice, but to fully understand the 'great tribulation' you should read (Rev 6-19). The Lord describes it as a time of trouble like mankind as never before seen in history, nor shall ever be again.

SOME MORE OF GOD'S PROPHETIC SIGNS REFERRED TO, ARE LISTED BELOW:
We emphasize that these are but a sample of the many prophetic signs that God sets out in his word.
Study of the scriptures is the only way to gain full understanding.

Lawlessness abounding

(2 Thes 2: 7-12)
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
And then the lawless one (Antichrist) will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Gay & Lesbian Rights Movement (the so called 'Gay' revolution)

Now then, before you start beating up on us, we want to make clear our position, where we stand on the issue of homosexuality and lesbianism. Firstly: we must accept every instruction on this subject found throughout the bible. Accordingly, second: we hold no less love in our hearts for men and women caught up in these sins, as any other.
We hold with God on this matter; we love the people, but hate the sin, just like we do with a rapist,murderer, or drug dealers etc.

Just as we had no right to judge anyone before being saved, we have even less right afterward simply because we have been forgiven of our sins by the grace of God. For us to do so now, would make us guilty of gross hypocrisy. But for God to judge is another matter.
So please, if you consider yourself gay or lesbian, please, don't be put off by what God has to say about the practices you are involved in, because He is trying to save you from Hell and wants to help you. But know this. Yes!! He wants to forgive you because He is love, but He can never compromise on the sin. His desire for you is that you should repent and be saved.
Surely, you must see this is not hate speech. This is "LOVE" speech,  designed to keep you from an eternity of hell fire and damnation.
 

The major stumbling block for anyone caught up in this grotesque practice, is the need to understand and accept that God did not create you this way, so therefore it is not a natural biological state to be in. If you genuinely want to overcome this satanic inspired stumbling block, you need to seek God's help to confront the sin and repent of it. How you got involved in the first place, either by choice or coercion is of no concern to us or to God. salvation is staring you in the face, right now, if you want it. So why not allow God to sancify you from the sin that binds your soul to the devil, and wash you clean, for all of eternity. Please don't continue to succumbe to satan's lies. God does not support your sin and lifestyle of sexual immorality.

We have extracted the following texts for your edification, and we commend them to you, for you cannot continue to ignore the truth without consequence; and to coin a phrase: This is God's honest truth.
I sense in my spirit, that many good people who are caught up in the G&L scene are deep down, aware of the depraved nature of their practices, but because they have allowed the devil to sear their conscience, they are now blinded to the evil & the gravity of their involvement, & prepared to push it aside, if for no other reason, than to satisfy the depraved lust of the flesh .

LET THERE BE NO DOUBT, THIS WARNING IS FROM GOD HIMSELF...

If you should be of homosexual or lesbian persuasion, all we can do is plead with you to please take these scriptures seriously, as your eternal destiny depends on it. I can but hope and pray that you can feel my heart, as tears well up within me over the state of your soul right now as I write. For I feel helpless within myself other than to do as I have...to warn you. If I could make the decision for you I would. But I can't of course. The choice is yours to make...and only yours. The bottom line is that we Love you and God wants the best for you. You may not see it this way, but consider this: Who would you say displays more love, the one who withholds the truth from you, which results in your eternal damnation in Hell fire; or the one who has the courage to be honest with you, in an attempt to keep you from Hell's eternal torment, so you can partake of the promises of God: The fool says in his heart there is no God... Then who, if not God, inspired the following prophetic utterances.

(1Cor 6: 9-10)
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

(Rom 1: 24-29)
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality....

(Lev 18: 22-23)
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.

(Lev 20: 13)
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

(Luke 17: 26-32)
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife”

In this text from Luke, Jesus likens the end of the age to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is a clear reference to open aggressive homosexuality, which is exactly what the world wide community has seen rapidly and openly develop over the last 50 years or so, in open defiance of our creator. To the point now where Governments around the world, are being coerced to change their marriage laws to accommodate same sex marriages. But God's laws transcends any law which mankind might choose to change.

(Gen 19: 4-7)
Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally." So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, "Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!

 

Restoration of Israel and the Jews back in their Land

The most significant sign of the end times, is the restoration of Israel as the Jewish homeland, and the creation of the modern state, established under UN resolution 181 on November 29th 1947.
The universal church of born again Christians, has mostly always supported the restoration of the Jews to their Promised Land. They have been confident that it would eventually occur, even when from all earthly appearances it seemed impossible. They based their faith upon biblical prophecies, which clearly foretold the rebirth of Israel and the gathering of the Jews from around the globe, from whence they were scattered, into their own land in the last days. The continued existence of Israel, with it's people retaining their original language, in spite of thousands of years of global disbursement is one of history’s most amazing stories and it was prophesied in ancient Bible texts.
It is surely one of God's great modern miracles, when we witness the fulfillment of prophesy, as the desert wastelands of Israel came alive to produce such a wonderful array of produce as the land became so fertile and productive for agriculture, as God fulfills his promises to His people. In Deuteronomy 28 God warned, that if Israel turned away from Him and rebelled against His law, it's people would be scattered to the ends of the earth, and troubled wherever they went. History reveals, this is exactly what happened. (Another fulfilled prophesy involving the Jews and the Jewish nation)

(Jer 16: 14-15)
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "that it shall no more be said, 'The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' but,
'The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers”.

(Eze 36: 24-30)
For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
I will deliver you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations

(Deut 30: 1-9)
"Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you,
and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you.......
…...And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Also the Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.
And you will again obey the voice of the Lord and do all His commandments which I command you today.
The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, “

 

The End Time Tribulation

(Mk 13: 5-8; Matt 24: 9-13)
"Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He'
and will deceive many.
But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles.
These are the beginnings of sorrows.
….and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

(Matt 24: 21-22)
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's (Jews) sake those days will be shortened.

 

People having to adapt to a hectic lifestyle

You should be in no doubt, that today more than ever, since the days of the horse and cart, that never has the lifestyle of people been so chaotic or hectic. So much so that it doesn't require further elaboration, as most of us are intimately aware of this phenomenon, and the problems and disruptions that can occur as a result.
(Dan 12:4)
“... many shall run to and fro” .

 

The Knowledge Explosion

You can be in no doubt that the advent of the internet and the www could be said to represents the fulfillment of this prophesy.
(Dan 12:4).
“... and knowledge shall be increased.”

 

Rebellion against God’s Law

(Psa 2:1-5; I Sam 15: 23)
“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bonds in pieces, and castaway their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in his wrath, and distress them in his deep displeasure.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you

 

Willful Skepticism and scorn

(2 Pet 3:3-7)
“Knowing this first, that scoffers will come in the last days,walking according to their own lusts, 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 creation.” For this they willfully forget; that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water:
But the heavens and the earth, which now exist, are kept in store by the same word reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men”

 

The New Age Peace Movement & The New World Order (NWO)

Even a blind person can see how futile man's efforts to bring peace upon the earth have proven to be. There can be no peace on earth without Jesus Christ, which the world is soon to discover. If you don't believe in conspiracies, can I suggest you not miss this video with Pastor Robert Breaker. He just might change your mind.

(1 Thes 5:3).
“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape”

 

The “Me” Generation

It may not be a knew phenomenon, but an unhealthy overt focus on personal self interest seems to have gripped men and women more so today than ever before. Self indulgence, particularly among, but not peculiar to, the youth of today, has developed to epidemic proportions.

(2 Timothy 3:1-3)
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, …..lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God.

 

An Explosion of Apostasy in the church

“Apostasy”(Gr “Apostasia”) means to “fall away”from or “abandon” fundamental bible truth and doctrine of the New Testament Church. The Bible teaches that apostasy will increase more and more until it culminates in the formation of a “one world church”, a “New world religion”. This is signified by the religious harlot of Revelation 17


But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. ...
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables”(2 Timothy 3: 1-7; 3:13; 4:3-4)

 

Governmental controls & surveillance

Government surveillance has increased so dramatically in the last decade as to be breathtaking, and there can be no doubt that it is a sign of the times. It’s almost impossible to move around and communicate in modern society without being observed or tracked by government agencies of some sort.
It is impossible to use a credit card, bank machine, phone card, mobile phone, travel internationally, etc. and not create an electronic trail, which data is gathered up and stored by Governments everywhere, and to what end?
Make no mistake. What is happening now is just a softening up process. Take the talk of a cashless society eg. The time is fast approaching when the World Government of Antichrist will demand everyone bare the mark of the beast, in order to be able to buy an sell in the marketplace.

(Rev. 13:17)
“......no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”

The European Union

According to the prophet Daniel, a revived form of the Roman Empire will play a central role in the end times. The Roman Empire is the fourth kingdom described in the vision of Daniel 2 (above), and you are told in this passage that it will not cease to exist until it is destroyed at Christ’s return.
The old Roman Empire was described in Daniel as two legs of iron, as it was divided into eastern and western portions. The feet and toes of the empire will still exist in the end times and will be broken and consumed by God’s kingdom. Daniel also tells us that the Antichrist will arise as a prince out of the revived Roman Empire.

(Daniel 2:41-44)
Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.
And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

Preparation for building the third Jewish Temple

Another sign of the end times has been the serious preparation for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which is mentioned in prophecies pertaining to the Antichrist.

(Daniel 9: 26-27)
…..And the people of the prince(Antichrist) who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (7 years); But in the middle of the week (31/2 years) He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."

Besides the Old Testament prophets, Jesus Christ Himself, whilst He was with us, was responsible for much end time bible prophesy; some by way of parables, such as the following:-

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then
the end will come. (Matt 24: 14)

Parable of the wheat and tares

(Matt 13: 24-30)
"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares (weeds)among the wheat and went his way.
But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner
came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field?
How then does it have tares?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.'
The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?'
But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather
together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.

Explanation of the parable

(Matt 13: 37-43)
“He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man (Jesus Christ).
The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons (unrepentant sinners)of the wicked one. (The devil)
The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.
Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend,
and those who practice lawlessness, (the unrepentant) and will cast them into the furnace of fire.
There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

How should you respond to these prophetic signs?

The signs of the end times are everywhere, and the prophetic verses quoted here, are but a sample of the many to be found in the scriptures. But for us at Beyond Armageddon the most important consideration is how you respond to them, that you react in a way that is not only to your benefit, but also, pleasing to God
We understand you will likely engage the soul in response, rather than the spirit. God exhorts us to walk in the spirit in order to overcome the world. A soul response (mind and emotions) will almost always results in a state of fear, frustration, anger, or discouragement. This is because your mind and heart are too focused on things of this world rather than things above. But this is normal for the unsaved soul.
Once you are born again of God's spirit, behold old things will become new and there will be a renewing of your mind, as your soul begins to heal from the effect of sin, under the power of God's spirit.

….and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness (Eph 4: 23-4)

You may not be familiar with the words of a favorite old hymn:-
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
look full in His wonderful face
and the things on earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." (Luk 21; 28)

Surely this must be our response. Not only is this instruction given to us by Jesus Himself, but any other response would be futile and only result in any one or all the emotional outcomes mentioned above. If you choose to repent of your sins and allow Christ to bless & guide you by His grace, you would enter into God's rest and discover that;

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim :1-7)

As a believer you learn how to overcome the schemes of the enemy, by walking in the spirit and rejoicing in your salvation; not that you should see yourself as a spiritual robot, unaffected by the world environment, but your response should be tempered by the truth and power of God’s Word;

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; (Eph 6: 10-17)

but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy (1 Pet. 4:13)

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Gal 6: 7-9)

What Beyond Armageddon has presented here is but a fraction of bible prophesy dealing with the end times, but before we close this section on bible prophesy, for your benefit, we will explain ARMAGEDDON.

ARMAGEDDON (mountain of Megiddo). The hill and plain of Megiddo south west of the Sea of Galilee where the Antichrist forces will come against Israel, but be destroyed by Christ.
It is located in the valley of Jezreel. Megiddo occupies a strategic location on a pass through the Carmel mountain range, straddling the major north-south route between Mesopotamia (Syria, Babylon) and Egypt.
The valley has been the scene of battles from ancient times. “During the past 4000 years, at least 34 bloody conflicts have already been fought at the ancient site of Megiddo and adjacent areas of the Jezreel Valley.
Egyptians, Canaanites, Israelites, Midianites, Amalekites, Philistines, Hasmonaeans, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Mongols, French, Ottomans, British, Australians, Germans, Arabs and Israelis have all fought and died here.

“And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” (Rev 16: 16)

It is in the valley of Megiddo where the battle of Armageddon takes place after God has drawn the global forces and might of the Antichrist into this valley of death to be destroyed by the Lord. This miraculous victory will see Christ glorified in the whole earth as He sets up His earthly Kingdom and thousand year rule from Jerusalem.

And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. (Rev 19: 19-21)

At this point, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is lord

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 9:10-11)

This horrendous end of days battle is the culmination of God's judgment of the nations as God's wrath is poured out on the earth during the period, which the bible describes as a time of Great tribulation such as the world has never before seen, nor will ever see again.

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's (Jews) sake those days will be shortened (Matt 24; 21-22)

You need to study the book of revelation chapters 6-19 to understand just how devastating and traumatic God's judgments will be during this 7 years, for all the inhabitants left behind on the earth after the rapture of the Church. This knowledge alone, should be sufficient to make you want to be Raptured with the Church and avoid the traumatic 7 year tribulation period altogether.

Allow me to encourage you to adopt Psalm 51 as your personal prayer, to help you arise out of your spiritual slumber:
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight-- That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

We trust you will find sufficient evidence here to convince you the end is indeed approaching , but also cause an urgency to rise up inside of you, to confront your lost spiritual state, and respond to God's loving call to repent and enter into His rest.

And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (1Jn 2: 17)

Surely this has always been God's plan for your life..... he now waits for you to finally put the plan into action

IT IS NOW UP TO YOU....WE PRAY YOU CHOOSE LIFE

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About Beyond-Armageddon

This is a End Time ministry focused on the individual..To take you by the hand and lovingly lead you down God's pathway to salvation.....so that along the way He can reveal to you His heart full of love, grace, and mercy, which He promises to pour out for you personally, while time still remains. Provided of course that in return, you put trust in  and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ