A hundred years ago, I would not have written this book. There just would have been no apparent need for it.
Because there would have been no sign that we had entered that period of time that we call The Last Days.
Unfortunately, we have spent so much time ignoring the first sign that came in 1967, that we find ourselves in the FINAL Days of the Last Days. Luke 21 contains a prophecy about the Last Days that indicates when the they begin, and – more importantly for us – when they end.
What’s also interesting is that Jesus – at the same time – told us the key to surviving this terrible period of time. And, the goal of this book is centered on your survival, as well as your ability to stand before the Lord in the Day of Judgment and hear, “well done thou good and faithful servant.”
So, let’s talk about Luke 21, and why it is so important to us.
note: I hope that you will bear with me as I lay down some principles first, before actually getting to what I consider to be The Timeline.
In Luke 21, the disciples were admiring the Temple, exclaiming over how beautiful it was. Jesus proceeded to send them into a state of shock by saying:
As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
After that horrifying statement, Jesus then launched into a description of what would happen over the next 40 years, before that moment in time. And, as we know, everything happened exactly as He described – especially with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple – in AD 70.
That takes us to Luke 21:24. And, it is this verse that spans almost exactly 1900 years. It says this:
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.
The people referred to here were the Jews, and for almost 1900 years, they were scattered to literally the ends of the Earth. And, Jerusalem was indeed controlled by the non-Jews for that entire time.
And then… after 1897 years …something happened.
Time of the Gentiles Completed
Luke 21:24 indicates that when the Gentiles (i.e., non-Jews) no longer control Jerusalem, the period of time allotted to the Gentiles will have been fulfilled – or become complete. To put it another way, the period of time set aside for them will have been finished. The word ‘fulfilled’ is the same one used when talking about fulfillment of prophecy.
When did that happen?
On June 7th, 1967, Colonel Motti Gur cried out three words to General Narkis, and to the world, “haHar haBayit b’Yadenu!” (The Temple mount is in our hands). And, it marked the end of Gentile control of Jerusalem. Luke 21:24 had finally been fulfilled.
(A few hours later, my Dad suffered a terrible fright when he heard the news of Jerusalem’s capture on the radio, on his way to work and found that he had missed The Rapture.)
There is a picture running around somewhere of an Israeli flag flying from the top of the Dome of the Rock. That flag was ordered taken down by Moshe Dayan, but it remains as an incredibly symbolic moment in time.
So, can we say that Jerusalem is no longer ‘trodden down of the Gentiles’?
The Gentiles No Longer Control Jerusalem
I think so. For those of you not so sure, let me ask you this:
How do we know when someone is in control of something, in this day and age?
When you break the law in America, you go to an American court and you are penalized under American law. When I break the law here in Taipei, I go to a Taiwanese court and am penalized under Taiwanese law.
What happens when you break the law in any part of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount?
You go to an Israeli court, and you are penalized under Israeli law.
Here, let me emphasize this with a picture:
Those are Israeli policemen.
Does that give you an idea about WHO rules over the Temple Mount, and the law that prevails over it?
Yeah. It’s Israeli law, applied in Israeli courts. If you violate the law of Israel on the Temple Mount, you pay an Israeli fine or go to an Israeli jail.
Is there anyone ELSE who governs the Temple Mount?
No. Of course not. Otherwise, the Palestinians wouldn’t be nearly as desperate as they are now, to get control of that place.
However, please understand that Jesus specifically made the connection to Jerusalem, and I find that to be particularly significant. He was saying that Jerusalem was the key, not the Temple.
What It Means For Us
What does all this mean for us?
Well, when you keep reading through Luke 21, you see this verse:
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
So, there will be a generation that sees these things come to pass… and, it appears that THIS generation will not pass away, until everything happens.
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; 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. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
THAT is the Last Days in a nutshell.
So, how much time do we have left?
How Much Time Left
Well, the lifespan of a man was set by God at 70 years – according to Moses in Psalm 90. As of this writing, Jerusalem was captured by the Jewish people about 49 years ago. So…
70 – 49 = 21
So, it looks like we have a maximum of 21 years left (as of 2016).
So, will everything happen by 2037?
Well… it could be all over with, even more quickly than that.
Luke 21:36 – The Key to Survival
I consider the period of time spoken of by Jesus as like a clock – a prophecy clock. And, quite a bit of time has run off the clock. As I said above, a little over twenty years.
So, now that we have a ‘prophecy clock’, let’s go through what must happen as that clock continues to count down to zero. Unfortunately, trying to describe what happens – and when it happens – has been made difficult by so many theologians muddying the waters with their foolish opinions. In fact, I’m more than a little appalled.
Have we all gone insane?
What’s wrong with everyone?
Doesn’t anyone read the Bible, anymore?
It really is disheartening to see the mess that people have made of those scriptures that discuss the time that we are living in right now. But, you’ve heard enough wailing from me about that, so I’ll talk about something that I mentioned earlier – but didn’t explain:
The key that Jesus gave us for surviving the terrible times that are coming.
Normally, you would want to describe all the horrible things that are going to happen before talking about how to deal with it. But, it’s just so awful, that you’ll stop reading before we ever reach the end of this discussion, and that would be a shame.
So, let me throw out the Key to Survival (and a big ray of hope) as our Prophecy Clock continues to tick away. Here it is:
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Those were the words of Jesus in response to the shock and fear of His ominous words. It’s short, but it contains EVERYTHING that you need to prepare for the future:
Of course, there are a host of details in those two items that require some explanation.
When Jesus said WATCH, He did not mean that we read the newspaper and look out the window. He meant that we should act as if we are in hostile territory and be on the lookout for signs of the enemy. And, if we SEE signs of the enemy…
…well, are we supposed to just sit there?
No. You are expected to react. More importantly, you are expected to prepare to react – long before you are required to react.
Let me put it another way:
God gave you a brain. He requires you to use it.
So as you see things happen, look at your situation and prepare the best that you can. But, that second part indicates that none of that preparation will be enough without a key ingredient:
When Jesus said, “pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass”, He was showing us quite a bit.
First – There WILL be those who escape.
Second – You won’t escape if you are not worthy of escape.
You MUST be worthy if you are to have ANY hope of escaping what is coming. And, you are required to pray always for that worthiness. This is NOT a suggestion.
When I first realized the significance of that verse many years ago, I realized that I had been neglecting a commandment of God. So, I printed out the words of Luke 21:36 in large letters and taped it to my wall, where I couldn’t miss it.
Because He said, “Pray always”, and I wasn’t doing that.
Of course, you want to do more than escape what is coming, you also want to stand before the Son of God in the Day of Judgment and hear that your life and service were acceptable to God.
By the way, there is a context to Luke 21:36. It wasn’t just stuck there to help buck up the flagging spirits of His poor disciples. It was a message of warning to us – the ones living through this prophecy:
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
When Jesus said ‘as a snare’, He meant that it will be a total surprise and shock. Everything will seem fine as you hop and skip down the trail of life, and then – like a massive trap – the devastation of the Last Days will close its jaws on you.
So, be careful. If you are caught up in the affairs of this life, you are in grave danger. Turn off the secular music. Stop watching the movies. Get rid of your TV. Cut back on your personal involvement in this life and – above all – read your Bible.
Oh… And, clear out the sin in your life – very, VERY important!
As you do that, ask God to make you worthy to escape what is coming and to stand before His Son in the Day of Judgment.
Do that every day.
Now, let’s move deeper into this idea of a prophecy clock.
Prophecy Clock – Israel
Growing up, I didn’t really spend that much time talking about End Times prophecy with other believers. I just assumed that people ‘got it’. Then, when I was living in Israel, there were so few Christians around, that the same situation applied. However, one day, I stumbled over someone who was talking about the pre-tribulation rapture theory.
When I quizzed him on the implications, I finally got the picture. Pre-trib people believe that Israel is saved DURING the Tribulation.
This is what happens when people don’t read their Bible, carefully. A careful reading of the passages about the Last Days would force you to focus on Israel FIRST, when considering a prophecy timeline. Please remember that the Bible agrees with itself completely, which is great – because it allows you to verify your position and allows others to challenge that same position:
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Of course, when iron sharpens iron, sparks fly and things can get pretty heated. But, that’s how it works. If you can’t handle having cherished notions being challenged, then you probably aren’t following Jesus Christ.
Oh, and let me mention that most of my friends are pretribbers. Seriously, I generally like pre-trib people better than the post-trib kind. But, let’s get back to the subject.
Revelation 7 and Matthew 24
Why do pre-trib people believe that Israel MUST be saved DURING the Tribulation?
In Revelation 7, it says:
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
So, Israel is there, for sure. And then, there’s Matthew 24, which says:
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Clearly, there are Christians in Israel when the Antichrist proclaims himself, and there is a ‘holy place’ where this vile fellow will go to tell everyone that he’s god.
But… um …there’s a problem.
Pre-Trib Lie Distorts The Prophecy Clock
I have already proven that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory is a lie. In fact, I spent so much time doing it, that you’re probably sick of seeing me mention it. If you need a refresh, go here:
One of the big problems with this lie, is that it requires you to alter the way that the Bible lays out prophecy for the Last Days. You are forced to plug Ezekiel 36, 37, 38 and 39 into the time of the Tribulation – which is clearly impossible. You are forced to see Jeremiah 30 – and every other reference to the Salvation of Israel – as a reference to the Tribulation.
You are unable to see the time period in which Israel is saved, until it is too late. Isaiah 17 and Isaiah 19 become meaningless to you. And, when the great alliance of Gog and Magog comes down to attack Israel, you will be blind to the implications, and you will be caught by what happens here:
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Please remember that followers of the pre-trib theory predicted that the Rapture would happen when Israel became a nation. When that ‘prediction’ failed, they then predicted that the Rapture would happen when Jerusalem was captured by Israel. And, you know how THAT prediction turned out.
What are you going to do when the Pre-tribulation Rapture Theory is wrong, yet again… and the Earth takes a direct hit by Ezekiel’s Fire?
Prophecy Clock – Timeline – Gog and Magog
Let’s speculate a bit about the period of time between now and Ezekiel’s Fire – and afterwards. What we are going to discuss is NOT something that we can be dogmatic about. A lot of this will be guesswork – but, hopefully ‘educated guesswork’. What I hope to do is take what we know with absolute surety, and build on top of that – which is why I make such a fuss about The Rapture.
There are several things that we are sure will happen within the period that we are talking about:
- Financial Collapse
- Israeli Natural Gas Production
- Obama leaves/does-not-leave office
- Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39)
- Fire from God (Ezekiel 39:6)
- Syria and Egypt destroyed and transformed (Isaiah 17 and 19)
- Rise of a new global monetary system
- Rise of the Antichrist AND his religion
- Persecution from the Antichrist for 3.5 years (Revelation 12)
All of that will happen, and they might even happen in that order. Might. The next challenge is to understand how much time should be connected to those events.
Gog and Magog in 2018?
It takes time to gather an army and coordinate logistics. And yes, logistics is an enormous challenge. As the saying goes, an army marches on its stomach.
How much time would it take for Iran, North Africa, Russia and whoever else to get together for an attack on the Middle East?
Well, as of this writing, relations between Russia and Iran are getting stronger and stronger. We will need to see what happens next, but I think that the earliest that Gog and Magog could happen would be the Summer of 2017. More likely, it will be the Summer of 2018.
(But, it could be even later. I am NOT a prophet.)
And yes, it MUST happen in the Summer. Fighting during the rainy season would be a recipe for disaster.
But, should Gog and Magog happen in 2017, there’s an interesting correlation.
Israeli Natural Gas
The Israeli Tamar gas field started delivering natural gas in 2013, and they plan to start exporting gas in 2016. The Leviathan field may also be producing natural gas soon. Whatever the exact dates for production and export, Israeli natural gas poses a threat to the Russian natural gas monopoly for Europe.
That’s a big hook in the jaws of Gog (Ezekiel 38:4).
Iranian and Russian Natural Gas
The other side of this is the Iranian Natural Gas pipeline that was supposed to go through to Syria. Right now, that’s not looking so good. Both Russia and Iran are dedicated to making that pipeline happen, but ISIS and the Syrian civil war is stopping it. This Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline won’t happen until the area has been pacified.
Hmmmm… ANOTHER big hook in the jaws of Gog.
Take all of this together, and you have a recipe for a massive war in the Middle East.
But, will it mean a war in the Summer of 2017, 2018, or later?
There’s one element to all of this that is harder to quantify – Financial Collapse. We’ve been predicting a collapse for years now, and we’ve been amazed that the US and the rest of the world have held on for so long. But, there are limits to how long the central banks can keep this up.
Any financial collapse will have a direct impact on America’s ability to fund her armed forces. If this collapse accelerates fast enough and far enough, the United States will lose the ability to field a large enough military to block a Russian incursion into the Middle East. Spare parts inventories will go to zero, aircraft will be grounded and ships will be unable to leave port. And, a financial collapse will not hurt Russia nearly as much as the US.
This financial collapse appears to be ready to happen soon. Many experts have lent their voices to this idea, pointing out the fundamental reasons for this collapse. But, those economic factors are becoming so visible, that you don’t need to be an ‘expert’ to see them. Some of the more immediate factors include the collapse of European banks, the fracturing of the EU and China’s economic and financial struggles.
A deep and protracted financial collapse might make it possible for Gog and Magog to happen in the Summer of 2017.
Summer of 2018
Now, I threw out 2017 as a possibility. And, there ARE some indications that it could happen in the summer of ’17. But, I believe that there are stronger indications that it will be later.
First of all, it takes time to coordinate logistics, to supply such a massive army. Not since WWII has a foreign power had to do something like this, on this scale.
If the US descends into a death spiral of economic collapse and internal conflict, a massive power vacuum would be created that Europe would be unprepared to fill. That would leave Russia and China to do what they want on the global chessboard.
Under THOSE conditions, the primary date could be the Summer of 2018. Russia, Iran and North Africa would have the Summer of 2017 to work on their coordination and their integration.
Also, Vladimir Putin has a bit of a legal problem that will rear its ugly head in 2018. If he wants to remain in the presidency, he will need to make a case for being ‘president-for-life’. The collapse of Pax Americana and a war in the Middle East just might be the reasons that he needs.
Also, if the collapse of the American financial system is slow enough, it might not impact US military preparedness until 2018. In such a case, Russia would want to hold off until that happens.
I also keep thinking about an EMP attack. If America backs down on her threats to Russia, maybe it won’t happen. But, so far, America HASN’T backed down. And, we just had North Korea’s FIFTH nuclear test – the biggest yet.
It’s In The Timing
I lean towards a 2018 time frame (or even later) for Gog and Magog, but it could go either way. Rapid financial collapse, atrocious foreign policy, bungled militarism and social upheaval in the US – or an EMP attack – could allow 2017 as a target date. Slower developments would move us out to 2018 or 2019.
For those of you thinking that Gog and Magog is set to happen later – past 2020 – you will need to make a case for a different set of players than the ones that we see now – and maybe a different set of reasons for playing. All of which, are possible.
Please also remember that power does not like a vacuum. A collapse of American power will draw one, or all, of the big players to step in and fill that vacuum. If they do not, they risk losing the power that they already have.
And yes, America WILL collapse. There can be no other possible future for the United States, and that will mean a future devoid of a truly international superpower.
America’s retreat from the central stage – whether voluntary or involuntary – will cause a massive upheaval in the balance of power. And, a lot will depend on how the US will manage that retreat – if she can.
We’ll see what happens, but it should be clear to everyone that the next four years are going to be… interesting. And, if Gog and Magog happens in 2018…
Will there be just 19 years left, after Gog and Magog?
Prophecy Clock – Timeline – Aftermath
Ezekiel’s Fire will be a horrifying catastrophe for the world, and it will require a rebuilding period. The rest of the world will be in pretty bad shape, so it will take time for the main players of the New World Order to get back on their feet. God will have smacked them down, and they will need to get back up again, before moving forward.
How much time would that give us?
Well, let me add some earthquakes into this disastrous mix. They will be in the Middle East, and probably in quite a few other places as well. Isaiah 30 refers to it as the day the towers fall. So, if you see Gog and Magog coming down to attack Israel, stay OUT of big buildings. In fact, go camping.
Frankly, Solar-Flare-EMP plus earthquakes equals serious rebuilding needed. Worse, as much as a billion people – or more – will have died over a two year period following that solar EMP blast. This reduction in population means that there will be fewer people around to help with cleanup and rebuilding.
At Least Seven Years
The Bible actually gives us a view of how much time the cleanup and rebuilding will take:
And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.
Notice that Israel isn’t fleeing from the Antichrist here. It appears to me that they have at LEAST seven years to take their time to clean up this mess.
Massive Solar EMP
The question is whether they have longer. The solar EMP that hits the Earth will be massive. Let me remind you of what Isaiah said about it:
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
(And yes, Isaiah 30 really IS talking about the day when Israel is saved.)
Now, stop and think about how big that solar flare would need to be, to light up the Moon so that it is as bright as the Sun.
Can you imagine a Solar Flare that big?
Actually, we don’t have to imagine it. We’ve SEEN stars like our own send out superflares thousands of times bigger and brighter than the biggest solar flare that we have ever seen coming from our own Sun.
Now, think about how big the Solar EMP would be, from a flare that big. I don’t think that the word MASSIVE even begins to describe what is coming. Never in recorded history have we ever seen a Solar Flare as big as this, coming from our Sun. Never.
…and this is important…
…we HAVE seen them coming from other stars that are like our Sun.
Just do a search for the word ‘superflare’ via Google, here:
Someone Restarts The World
I am certainly NOT an expert on the effects of solar flares, and very little seems to
have been written about the safest place to be on a Earth when such a flare occurs. So
far, the only thing that I’ve been able to determine is that the safest place to be is near
Unfortunately, this will NOT be a normal ‘solar flare’. This will be a ‘superflare’. The
pressure on the Earth’s magnetic shield will be so great that even the equator will offer
little, if any, protection. There are also issues of ground conductivity when looking at
Geomagnetically Induced Current (GIC). The more conductive the ground, the
more vulnerable you are to GICs created by Solar Flares.
We have only started to do ground conductivity surveys. Any place in the world with
high ground conductivity and insufficient shielding of the electricity infrastructure…
well, I can only hope that they are skilled at living without electricity.
Is it possible to shield your electricity infrastructure from this Superflare?
I believe so, and some countries have made attempts to do that. Unfortunately,
governments are notoriously slow and incompetent, and we have only recently been
made aware of this danger from our Sun.
But, someone DOES survive what happens and helps bring some form of advanced
civilization back to the world. Those areas that seem the most likely to do that are
southern China, Southeast Asia, southern India, Central America, northern South
America, sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia and northern Australia.
Will islands fare better than large land masses?
Probably not, if you feel the need to have electricity. Places like Taiwan, that have
abundant rain and abundant fresh water, don’t have as much need for electricity as
Will China or India help rebuild our civilization?
I would like to think that China would be that country, because it also happens to be
one of the few places in the world with a rapidly growing Christian population.
Could it be that China is spared because Chinese Christians are worthy to escape what is coming?
I hadn’t really thought of that aspect until just now. But, the idea is interesting.
How long would it take China (or whoever) to ‘jump-start’ the world?
I don’t know. But, I do know that this solar flare will take out the huge, custom-built transformers at each power station. And, each of those big transformers takes 18 months to build – on top of all the other damage that’s been done. And, there would be very few places in the world still surviving, that would be able to make the 500kV and 765 kV transformers needed to restart our electricity-centric world.
Ten To Fifteen Year Recovery
I would think that at least ten years would be needed to get things back to where they are now.
But, maybe I should ask a more important question.
The salvation of Israel will be pretty sudden. But, it will still take a while for that spiritual awakening to occur. It will still be a process, even if it is an accelerated one. So, it will still take time.
Then, we would have to ask:
How much time would they need to reach a high enough level of spiritual maturity to withstand the coming of the Antichrist?
I would say about ten to fifteen years.
Now, isn’t THAT an interesting thought?
I know that people can reach maturity far more quickly than that, and there are Israeli Christians that are already quite spiritually mature. But we are still talking about the need for a couple million Israelis to individually accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and then reach a level of spiritual maturity that protects them from falling for the great deception of the Antichrist.
So yeah, my guess is about ten to fifteen years – about the period of time that I think would be needed for the New World Order to get back on its feet and be stronger than ever before.
What does that do to our timeline?
Well, if events move quickly, Gog and Magog will happen in 2018. A 15 year recovery for Israel and the world would bring the coming of the Antichrist to 2033. That foul person would declare himself and reign for three and a half years, until the end of the Tribulation in 2036 or 2037. And, it would have to be 2037, if we are correct in defining the generation described by Jesus as 70 years (using Psalm 90:10).
That is, if we take the whole 21 years (as of 2016).
However, the time line could progress far more quickly. Gog and Magog could come in 2017 (somewhat unlikely) and be followed by a seven year recovery – with the Antichrist arriving in 2024 or 2025, closely followed by the Tribulation. This could mean that Christ could return in 2028 or 2029.
Time Is Short/Danger Incoming
This probably seems like a bizarre exercise, but it’s not. I’m hoping that I’ve concentrated your thinking and showed you that:
- Time is short
- You are in terrible danger
Please, PLEASE, understand that we are just a few ticks of the clock from the worst catastrophe in the history of mankind, since the Great Flood. You must prepare for this.
Yes, I will be overjoyed at the return of Israel to her God, but I will be devastated at the human cost. This will truly be the best of times and the worst of times.
Prophecy Clock – Timeline – Egypt
I hope that it’s clear to you that time is ticking away towards disaster, and not just any disaster. It will be the biggest disaster in the history of world, rivaled only by Noah’s Flood. It will sweep the world and leave a billion – or more – dead. Those who survive the initial devastation will face a brutal struggle for existence without the necessary skills to survive.
In the midst of this cataclysm, a man will step forward who will provide a solution. He will eventually claim to be god, and we will know him as the Antichrist. He will rebuild civilization in his own diabolical image, and this Antichrist World Order will seek to kill and destroy all who name the name of Christ.
Like you, I want to know when these events begin, and what signposts there are that will verify that we are close. I talked about the Summer of 2017 or the Summer of 2018 for Gog and Magog , and I talked about the salvation of Israel and a truly massive, cataclysmic Solar EMP. But, we also need to talk about Egypt.
When I realized that Gog and Magog were probably coming so soon, I started thinking about what else might be happening in that time period, and up popped Egypt and the prophecy in chapter 19 of Isaiah.
That prophecy talks about civil war in Egypt, the rise of a brutal dictator and something completely unusual – the drying up of the Nile River because of upstream dams. Isaiah goes on to describe Egypt turning towards God in the aftermath of these terrible events – describing Egypt as ‘my people’.
What is the most obvious signpost for this event?
The drying up of the Nile River.
It is true that there are many other signs described in Isaiah 19, but Egypt has known civil war and oppression for thousands of years – and even Christianity. But, the Nile River has never dried up.
How is such a thing possible?
How To Dry Up The Nile
Well, a dam is the only way to make that happen, short of an earthquake so massive that it diverts the longest river in the world. Such an earthquake IS possible, and there is a promise of one in Israel at the coming of Gog and Magog. But, an earthquake in Israel doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be one in Africa, so we’re left with the building of a dam.
Furthermore, Isaiah speaks of diverted headwaters to the Nile:
And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
THAT is a dam – more than one – and the ‘they’ are the Ethiopians.
Well, Ethiopia is building a truly MASSIVE dam, and it will be completed and functional in 2017 – right in line with our 2017 and 2018 disaster dates.
Do you believe in coincidences?
I don’t, and you shouldn’t either. As I have said before, we don’t do ‘Coincidence Theory’ here.
The dam in question is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD. That dam will sit on the Blue Nile which supplies two thirds of the water running through the Nile River itself. Cut off the Blue Nile, and the Nile will fall to a third of its original volume. And, if there’s a serious drought in Africa…
Are you starting to see how this might work out?
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will start generating electricity in 2017, and it must fill up quickly to generate that electricity. Ethiopia claims that it plans to fill the reservoir over the course of three years (or more). But, the government in Addis Ababa is horribly corrupt, so I expect them to break their promise to slowly fill the reservoir behind that dam.
Furthermore, that reservoir will hold the equivalent of the entire water flow of all of the Nile River for a year. This means that the flow of the Blue Nile will almost be cut in half… for three years.
Egypt Is Worried
And, Egypt is worried.
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/trEC2vI1Nps
And, here’s a video from April, 2015:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/4mDIMwed1rw
I hope that you got the gist of the above video. They are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get that dam completed. And they specifically designed the dam to be built as quickly as possible.
Because they need to get the dam up – and running – before Egypt gets strong enough to stop them.
Oh, and remember what I said about filling that dam too quickly?
Right. The Nile dries up.
Back in 2009, Ethiopia surveyed the area where they are now building the GERD – in the hopes of eventually building this dam. Hosni Mubarak caught wind of this survey and built an airbase in southeastern Sudan in 2010 – in preparation for attacking this project. Ethiopia was obviously intimidated and halted progress until they saw Hosni thrown out of power.
Well, the Arab Spring got rid of Hosni, and there went the neighborhood. The Ethiopians saw their chance, and took it. And, this desire to move quickly, before Egypt can do anything about it… well …it just might cause them to fill that dam too quickly, way too quickly – drying up the Nile.
Egypt Won’t Be Able To Blow Up The GERD
You see, Egypt won’t be able to blow up that dam, once it has been filled.
Because a wave of water would wash away everything in its path. And the backlash against Egypt would be enormous. So, you can understand the feverish pace that Ethiopia is setting.
And, if there’s a drought…
Egypt Already Suffering
And, Egypt is ALREADY suffering from water shortage:
Water shortages bring suffering to Egypt’s countryside
Egypt faces increasing water deficit
This is apocalypse for Egypt, and it will be apocalypse for the Middle East and – I suspect – for the rest of the world.
The point that you need to take away from this is that prophecy is quickly moving ahead, and time is running out for those of you seeking to prepare for what is coming. Of course, this message may not be news to you, since I’ve been yelling about it for a while.
…we have dates.
Prophecy Clock – Timeline – Finale
There are other prophecies that we could add to our Prophecy Clock. We could also take a harder look at what happens during the Tribulation, but I’m not sure how accurate we would be. And, I’m not sure that the exercise would be useful. Once we get to the Tribulation, we’re pretty much stuck where we are.
The biggest challenge that we have, right now, is envisioning what is going to happen before we even GET to the Tribulation. It’s mind-blowing. It’s beyond anything that we can comprehend, because no one has ever experienced such a massive catastrophe.
The problem is… that deep down …we really don’t believe that any of what we see will actually change. We think that what has been will always be. I’m a child of the sixties and seventies. So, I understand that normalcy bias. But, the Bible promises ‘sudden destruction’ (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
There are three verses that refer to the exact, same moment in time:
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.
Those three verses talk about EXACTLY the same moment in time. Exactly.
With Minutes Left On The Clock
Let me pull us back to Ezekiel’s Fire.
When the fire of Ezekiel 39:6 rains down, it’s going to take out Russia and Europe. The question that we are talking about now is whether it will also take out the US and the rest of North America. I believe that it will, but you will have to decide for yourself.
However, I’m prepared to say that if it doesn’t, China and Russia will be prepared to ‘take out’ the US themselves. Quite a few Godly men and women have had visions of nuclear attack, and I could see how that would happen. I believe that this will happen BEFORE Ezekiel’s Fire. But, if not, I doubt that China or Russia would want America to get out of this unscathed.
Think About East Asia
The point that I am trying to make here is that you need to get out of any danger zone that you might find yourself in. If the US is not attacked before Gog and Magog – and destroyed – then, you need to get on the first plane out of America, if you are in the US when you see the signs of Gog and Magog coming. Get close to the equator near areas where there is plenty of fresh, drinkable water that doesn’t require electricity to get it.
If you need to borrow money to do it, do it.
If you have to sell everything that you have and go into debt, do it. But, you MUST get out. But, that’s advice for those of you who like doing things at the last minute. I also am not completely certain that areas along the equator will be unscathed by this solar flare, but those areas stand the best chance of surviving – especially, if there is lots of fresh, drinkable water nearby.
According to what we know, this superflare will have its greatest impact on those areas closest to the North and South Poles. The Earth’s magnetic field protects areas close to the equator much better. I’m just not certain that ANY area will be completely protected.
But, whatever you do, waiting for the last possible moment is a really bad idea. I am expecting America to be attacked and destroyed before Gog and Magog happens. And, I would love to see as many of you as possible, out of danger.
That’s why I strongly encourage you to take steps now.
Do you have a useful skill?
Can you teach English?
Go to Southeast Asia, Taiwan or China.
Want to be a student again?
Go get your first/second/third degree at a university in Australia or New Zealand. Student visas can let you stay for years at a time – as long as you are studying.
Have you thought about learning Chinese?
I know plenty of folks who have student visas for the purpose of learning Mandarin.
Maybe you could get a student loan?
Start looking for opportunities NOW. You never know what might pop up. God doesn’t want you to be caught by the cataclysm that’s coming.
Or South America
Those of you who have a heart for serving the Lord in Central or South America might want to jump at the opportunity. I believe that South America will be affected by this solar flare, so you will need to prepare for it. Areas in Central America will also be affected, but hopefully less so. Just don’t place your trust on that word, ‘hopefully’.
Notice that many communities in Central and South America aren’t as dependent upon electricity, and it is electricity dependence that will destroy us.
And please pray about this. I cannot stress that enough.
For Those Who Cannot Leave
Now, there are some of you who cannot leave. I completely understand that. This means preparing for a Mad Max existence. Water, food and security will be non-existent in areas that depend upon electricity. You must be ready for this, and that means looking for a community of people that are prepared and ready to wait out the storm.
Please understand that this ‘storm’ will be REALLY bad, and you will need as much help as you can to survive. This means good neighbors and a strong community.
There are prepper groups all over the US, so you should be able to find one in your area. If you can’t find one, move to where you can.
Even better, relocate to the American Redoubt. Start looking for jobs out there. Your family won’t like it, but they’ll thank you when they realize that you’ve just saved their lives.
Ezekiel’s Fire IS Coming
The point is that Isaiah 30:26, Ezekiel 39:6 and Zechariah 12:4 are coming, and you need to do something about that. If it means selling everything you have and escaping with a small suitcase – then do that. God does not want us to suffer the judgment that is coming. And yes, our nations deserve this judgment for the sins and the blasphemy that our churches have committed against Him.
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