“I will show you things which must be hereafter.” – Revelation 4:1
Would you like to know the future in advance? Who wouldn’t?! Believe it or not, WE CAN. The Word of God is loaded with prophecies pertaining to future events. Thus far, throughout history, every prophecy has come to pass exactly how God said they would. So, why then would the prophecies pertaining to our future not come to pass like all the rest? They most certainly will. I guarantee it, because the Holy Bible has never been wrong. Not once.
This year, the Coronavirus pandemic has sparked a renewed interest amongst the secular world about the “End of the world” – which Bible believers refer to as the “End of the Age.” People who don’t read their Holy Bible are deceived to believe all kinds of fantastical ridiculous theories about “the End.” Thanks be to God, we Christians have a “SURE word of prophecy” (2nd Peter 1:19).
Prophecies about the End Times can be found in our Old Testament books like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Zechariah, Amos, and many others. They are also scattered all throughout the New Testament as well, many of them spoken by Lord Jesus Himself in the Gospels and in the Book of Revelation. Saint Paul even revealed the mystery of the Rapture, which takes place before the final seven years of this world as we know it.
The one Book that gives us the clearest and most detailed preview of the End is of course the Revelation to John. The LORD has spelled it all out for us, from the Rapture to the Tribulation – to the return of Christ – to the final judgment of mankind – to the New Heaven and the New Earth. He painted a picture of the future for everyone to see and understand.
Sadly, a lot of people in today’s godless world don’t read the Holy Bible, and don’t want to hear what God has to say about things. That is why so many of them will fulfill His prophecies of them following, worshipping, and even pledging their eternal lives to the Antichrist. Unfortunately, even some Christians don’t believe the Book of Revelation.
Liberal Christians don’t want to believe in a “judgmental and vengeful God of wrath.” Well, it doesn’t matter what they want to believe. The truth is the truth, no matter how you feel about it. The LORD cannot be just and good without exacting judgment and vengeance on the wicked in the End. He wouldn’t be faithful to His Word or to His character if He just allowed evil to prosper. He finally repays the wicked of this world once and for all in Revelation, but He also extends His merciful arm to all Who will accept it during the time of the End.
So, will your loved ones be left behind to witness and even endure His long-overdue wrath? If you think they will be, then you must leave my new book in their hands – THE COMING SIGNS OF OUR TIMES: A Guide for Those Who Are Left Behind in the Generation of Tribulation. It is exactly what the subtitle says it is. I believe that the Holy Spirit led me to write a book that would lead to the salvation of souls long after I’m gone and my writing ministry has ended.
I wanted those left behind to know the future, and everything that would take place in the seven-year Tribulation period, so that they would not be deceived to follow after Antichrist and could avoid the many judgments of the LORD that will befall the heathen of the earth. I thoroughly studied the Book of Revelation for myself, and also researched dozens of commentaries on the most mysterious and difficult to understand book in all of Christianity – from respected Prophecy authors like Jack Van Impe, Chuck Missler, Hal Lindsey, John Macarthur, J. Vernon McGee, and many more. I am confident in saying that it is the most detailed and accurate depiction of the Book of Revelation outside of the Bible itself.
And it is not just for the “left behind,” but also for anyone today who has ever wanted to understand Revelation – which I would wager is a lot of you. With Christmas approaching, this book will make a perfect stocking stuffer for Christian family and friends, but also for those loved ones that you think will be among the left behind. They will most likely not read it today, but at least you’ll know it will be there for them to read after you’re gone.
Over the course of the next several weeks and months, I’m going to be sharing previews of the book to give y’all a taste of what you can expect in it. I’ll start by sharing a few pages from the Introduction, which deals with what happens prior to the seven-year Tribulation and following the Rapture of the Church…
I am going to lay out all of the Biblical prophecies pertaining to the Tribulation, in order that you may know what’s coming and can prepare accordingly. The event that will signal the start of the Tribulation period will be the brokering of a seven-year covenant of peace between Israel and her hostile Islamic neighbors. Bear in mind, the leader who forges the treaty will be the Antichrist.
“He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (7 years): and in the midst of the week (3 ½ years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he will make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” – Daniel 9:27
The covenant begins the countdown of the final seven years of this world as we have known it. The seven-year Tribulation is known as the 70th Week of the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel. In Chapter 9 of the prophetic book, the Angel Gabriel revealed to Daniel that 70 weeks remained in Israel’s future; and each week prophetically contained seven years – similar to how a “week,” as we know it, contains seven days. 69 weeks have been fulfilled, as we learn in Daniel 9:25-26 that the appearance of “Messiah the Prince” (Jesus) would take place at the close of the 69th week. It was also prophesied that Messiah would be put to death, and that the Holy City, Jerusalem, and Jewish Temple would be destroyed immediately after the 69th week.
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. After threescore and two weeks (62) shall Messiah be cut off (put to death), but not for Himself (sacrificed for sins of all mankind): and the people of the prince that shall come (Roman Empire) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (Jerusalem and the Holy Temple).” – Daniel 9:25-26
We know from history that Jesus was crucified in 33 AD, and that the Romans destroyed the Holy City and Temple in 70 AD. For nearly 1900 years following the destruction of Israel’s Capital City, the Jews had been scattered all over the world; and the final seven years of Daniel’s prophecy, found in Daniel 9:27, could not be fulfilled. In 1948, God fulfilled scores of prophetic promises to return the Jews to their ancient Biblical Homeland.
“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.” – Ezekiel 11:17
In 1967, the Israelis reunified their ancient City of Jerusalem. Antichrist is prophesied to sit in a rebuilt Jewish Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and will declare himself to be God in that place.
“He opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” – 2nd Thessalonians 2:4
Without a Jewish Jerusalem and a Holy Temple under Israeli control, this prophecy could never be fulfilled. With Israel finally back in their Land, and again controlling their Holy City, the only thing that is missing is a Third Temple. I believe that Antichrist’s seven-year covenant could allow for the Israelis to rebuild it. I’ll go into more detail about this subject later in the book.
There are many people today who ask why there is such a long lull of time between the 69th and 70th weeks? The answer is the Church. For nearly 2,000 years, Jews and Gentiles all over the world have had the opportunity to come to Christ Jesus and be saved. Had the 70th week happened way back when, then none of us would be here. When Israel’s history ends, world history as we know it will end! The Church Age is a gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th weeks. Once the very last sinner on Earth accepts Jesus as Lord, and is brought into His flock, the Church Age will end.
To those left behind: that is why the Rapture happened. The very last sinner to be saved was saved. Now, the LORD will again turn His attention to Israel – to bring the remnant of His chosen people to their Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ).
“I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part happened to Israel, until the fulness of Gentiles come in.” – Romans 11:25
The fulness of the Gentiles has come in, and the 70th week of Daniel (seven-year Tribulation) is about to begin. Are you ready? Most likely not. After reading this book, you will be. So, if you missed the Rapture, hope is not yet lost; but be prepared, because EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.
Stay tuned for the next installment about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If you don’t want to wait, then go grab your copy of the book on Amazon today!
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” – Matthew 24:21-22