Major Planetary Changes at the Time of the End
Catastrophes at the Time of the End
Re-Edited and New Graphics on January, 2010
“The Sun shall be Darkened”
I was standing in my patient exam room talking with an elderly grandmother who was caught up in the family scandals and destructive sibling rivalries of her children. Knowing that I am a Christian, she cries in a sob, “O Lord Jesus, please come quickly, I can’t stand this mess any longer!
That weekend, I was sitting in a bible study class at church and the topic begins to revolve around tribulations and the ‘soon’ coming of Jesus, when one ‘sister’ blurts out the all time favorite phrase, “Well, the Lord will cut the time of the end short lest all the saints will be deceived or destroyed.” Yet for most of us, this watching and waiting has become an agonizing and protracted struggle.
Since the Advent Movement of the 1830-1840’s, when the western world was reintroduced to the literal coming of Jesus, the word ‘soon’ has become an anachronism. Soon? It may be soon to God, but to us mere mortal humans, give us a break. Remember in the parable of the five wise and the five foolish virgins, awaiting the coming of the bridegroom. They were not given a break, either they were ready and prepared or they were not allowed to enter the party for the bridegroom. Preparation is the name of the game.
It was beautiful spring afternoon and I was talking with a church evangelist. I asked him in a rather blunt way, “Have you considered that we might presently be in tribulation right now?” His eyes rise in a startled disbelief, “Well, he stuttered, “with how things are going presently, it could possibly be.” Then I asked the real question, “Have you considered that the Nation of Israel might be a key player in the events at the end of times?” “Well,” he said, “I’m beginning to wonder, what do you think?”
The shifting of the Christian mindset is in a revolutionary shift at the present time. Probe most Jesus’ followers and a moment of great denial begins to emerge. Phrases like ‘soon’ and ‘quickly’ punctuate the conversation. When we begin to talk about Jesus’ coming, we want to put the motion picture in fast forward and like the comedian black and white serials of the 1930’s, we run, jump, twist and turn with the pantomime of basic human behavior with no forethought, no emotional planning, no premeditated preparation, and then we cascade like a bunch of lemmings racing towards the precipice of the ocean, plunging to the watery depths below.
Pastors, evangelists, elderly saints, thoughtful Christian business executives, and even people with great planning skills, suddenly find their hearts go faint and their serotonin enriched synapses in the neurons of their brain snap shut, when they begin to identify their life as having to participate in the chaos and horrors in the events of the end of days. How seductive it is to have an out. “Yes,” we say, “give us an out Lord.” Like a child anticipating Santa Claus, “I’ve been as good as good can be.” This ‘out’ to the modern Christian is the pre-millennial rapture. “Beam me out of here, Lord!” we cry. “We are ready to come home with you. Let the Jews retake their chosen status, we’d rather be out of here. They (the Jews) know better how to be persecuted, discriminated, slaughtered, and have genocide committed to them by the whole world. I’m ready to go, Lord. Get me out of here. Now!” What will happen if the crushing weight of the coming tribulation finds you still on this planet earth and there has been no rapture? Will this be your spiritual wake up call or will it be your spiritual demise?
This coming section is not for the weak hearted. The last time we traversed this time in earth’s history with the BibleSearchers, some of the class became so sick they wanted to go outside and vomit. What is it? As a nation, we are so focused that in a military engagement, if one child dies, the world screams in shock. What will happen when billions of people die in a simple day or week in a catastrophic calamity? Will God be forgiven for causing these great ‘Acts of God'?
How is God to communicate with us? The only thing that this secular world gives the Lord of hosts any credit are what we call the ‘acts of God’; hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and typhoons. Of course these are the destructive forces the Lord of hosts has at His command. Remember the Psalmist as He sings odes to the perfect revelation of the Lord.
Psalms 19:1-4 - “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the ends of the world.”
If you were God, how would you communicate with your favorite creation, the ones created in Your Image? If we see His face, we will be annihilated. If He blows on us, we will be destroyed. Thinks how carefully you must treat an ant or it will be crushed under the mere pressure of your ‘tender’ fingers. So the Lord of hosts has limitations on how He can communicate with us. It is not that He cannot communicate to our minds, but most of our lives are so absorbed in our personal cares, trapped in our own emotions, living in a horizontal living that we do not look up, and reach up to God, touching Him as He reaches down to us and speaks to us in the ‘still small Voice’. Yet God does speak to us through His creation, especially in the heavens.
All nature is designed in cycles and rhythms. The sun makes it course across the heavens, repeating its course every 24 hours. The moon makes is cycle, a daily cycle and a monthly cycles portrayed out in the new moon, the full moon, the disappearance of the moon and returns as the new moon. The Hebrew religious calendar is still based today in Orthodox Judaism by the moons as given to them by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
There is the menstrual cycle; the flowering cycle, the seasons of the year. Man even has multiple biorhythms in his body’s biological functions. Light in which we receive visible images is transmitted in waves or cycles of photons. Sound in which we communicate with words and music flows in rhythms and cycles and transmitted in vibrations through the tympanic membranes of our ear. Thinking is a vibratory electrical current in our brain and documented on the electroencephalogram. The blood pulses in rhythm in our blood vessels. Even the atom as it flows through the ‘ether’ of the invisible atmosphere, depicts a cycle or rhythm as the electron rotates around the nuclei.
So also the Great Day of the Lord is part of the cosmic cycle of the Plan of Salvation that the Lord of hosts gave as a gift to man when he (Adam/Eve) chose to rebel against the Lord and chart their own independent course from their Creator. This cycle is:
Paradise Created------Paradise Lost-------Paradise Restored-------Paradise Recreated
This is the theme of the all the prophets of the Old Testament. This is the theme for the restoration of this physical world. The arrogance of modern theology suggests that man can be taken from this earth in rapture, the Second Coming of Christ and all the rest of creation is destroyed and annihilated by His presence.
Are we the only part of Creation that God feels is worthy? Take man out and the trees and flowers, the dolphins and whales, the lions and the lambs, the butterflies and the beetles can be casually discarded as an afterthought. Yet, even though Yahshua, the Lord of Creation states on the sixth day that the creation of man, Adam, was ‘very good’ (Genesis 1:31), He also states every other day, one to five that each of these creations of all living creatures was ‘good’. (Genesis 1: 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25)
The theme of Genesis suggests Adam was created with a purpose, to be a ‘Son of God’, created in the image, the Sefirot of God, and the lord and custodian of this earth.
Genesis 1:28 – “And God said unto them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Was it not Adam, in which all the animals that were created passed before him and he named each one, a name consistent with the life and purpose of that creature. (Genesis 2:19-20) Don’t think that this was a simple task. To do so would have taken a complete understanding of the complete biology and physiology of the animal and plant kingdoms. As custodian of this planet, he would have had to understand the laws of nature, the cycles of biological life and the express nature of each species in the plant and animal kingdom as envisioned by the Almighty Creator. Adam was the first Michelangelo, the master of all knowledge.
Adam blew that first custodial job by rebelling against God at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. He lost his sonship and the privilege to represent this world in the Great Council before the Throne of God. Satan, one of God’s Archangels, a usurper, took that privilege away from Adam and also us. So enters the Conflict of the Ages, the conflict to restore Adam back to his rightful creation, as the Son of God and the rightful custodian of this earth.
So enters the lineage of the genetic heirs of Adam, through the lineage of the chosen: Adam -----Noah-----Shem-----Abraham-----Isaac-----Jacob-----and the twelve sons of Jacob. Was this chosenness a selective country club privilege that they might be eventually saved and the rest of the world lost and destroyed? No! The rabbi Shaul (Paul) so eloquently states:
Romans 9:4 – “They are Israelites; they were made God’s sons; theirs is the splendor of the divine presence, theirs is the covenants, the law (Torah), the temple worship, and the promises. Theirs are the Patriarchs, and from them, in natural descent, sprang the Messiah. May God, supreme above all, be blessed for ever! Amen.”
Genealogy and genetic purity is critical and important to the entire plan of salvation. This may be one of the reasons for the 144,000 being seen by the Throne of God, just after the ascending Angel from God who seals the saints and the Mark of the Beast, the Seal of Satan, between the 6th seal and the beginning of the 1st Trumpet and Vial Plagues of Revelation. And what is even more important, they had just come through the tribulation, the wrath of Satan in the first six seals.
One of the themes of the BibleSearchers is that every prophecy given by God to His people though dramatized and enacted in whole or in part in the days of the Hebrews, will be fulfilled totally during the events at the end of days. Prior to the coming of the Lord, the Great Day of the Lord, with the restoration of both the House of Judah, the Jews, and the House of Israel, called the House of Joseph or the Ephraimites in some texts, every prophecy will be replayed and reenacted and fulfilled exactly like the Lord of hosts promised. This will be the dramatic ‘Finale of the Ages’.
For four thousand years, since the first promise and covenant with Abraham, the Hebrews have been the prime actors in the ‘Conflict of the Ages’, and in the end of times, they will once again be playing center stage. The creation of this world set the stage for a thousand years of solar and cosmic peace. This was the era of the Day of the Lord portrayed in the life of Adam. So Adam at the age of 930 died, a commanded by God in Eden,
Genesis 2:16-17- “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
No, this day was not the earth’s rotational day of an evening and a morning as portrayed in the creation story. This day was the Day of the Lord, for “a day of the Lord is a thousand years.”
Outside of the Big Bang, an event of infinite energy that would surely be catastrophic to any living being, there is no biblical evidence that any planetary catastrophe or earthly catastrophe, outside of local flooding occurred during this era. It was the Great Flood of Noah that introduced man into the first catastrophic era of man.
According to the Hebrew historical record, the dynamic world of the Patriarchs and Israel was an awe inspiring and terrifying world. A world in which they reacted and responded was filled with cataclysmic events in their lives in which they had to invoke the saving hand of the Lord. The direct control and intervention of YHVH is an inspiring theme that is portrayed in the cataclysmic era that began in the Days of Noah (2350 BC) and its final occurrence was at the doorsteps of the city of Jerusalem, which was saved by direct intervention of the Lord (701 BC).
Imagine that you were a member of the tribe of Manasseh, and there with your other clan members, you are standing outside the perimeter markings as the Lord of hosts presented Himself to the people of Israeli.
A Volcano exploding with Crustal Eruptions and Electromagnetic Atmospheric Explosions.
How do you image the Lord of hosts would speak to the million plus members of the House of Jacob, camping in the wilderness around Mount Sinai? Do you think there was a platform with a huge loud speaker system?
In reality, as the vast energy forces of the Lord of host came down to this earth, Sinai, a volcano exploded as the earth literally raised itself up into the sky to meet the great and powerful energy fields high in the atmosphere. Yes, this is how a volcano explodes and the electrical charges can be seen jumping between the sky and the erupting volcano. As seen in this incredible picture, the discharges of powerful electrical bolts of high flux density erupted upwards into the atmosphere filled with massive electrical charges. Who filled the atmosphere with the electrical charges, the Lord of hosts?
Exodus 18:16 – “And it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain.”
Let us give the children of Israel a little compassion. They did not have Discovery Channel give them any preliminary education on what to expect at Mount Sinai. If they would have been a modern volcanologist studying the eruptions of a new volcano, they would have been running for their lives. Yet they stood in fear and awe, before this ‘great Day of the Lord.’ After this event they were psychologically drained. Within days, many within the camp decided that they would rather deal with a less powerful god. A golden calf would be more to their liking and suitable to their ability to control. They literally had to ‘choose you this day whom you will serve, if the Lord be God, follow him.”
When the awesome power of HaShem is revealed within the three dimensional laws of this planet, no matter how pure or how wicked the observer is, the physical manifestations are the same. Was it not Daniel, that fell down on his face (Daniel 10:9), and was it not John who fell as a dead man? Yet the pure in heart will be worshipping, while the wicked will be cursing.
Is it any wonder that Jesus portrayed to his disciples on the Mount of Olives, that the Day of the Lord, the coming of the Messiah, would be the same as in the days of Noah.
Matthew 24:36-39 - “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
So also at the end of time, the Day of the Lord will end with the capture of Jerusalem, yet the intervention of the Lord of hosts for His people will destroy the vast armies of all the nations of the world at Armageddon and the House of Israel and the House of Joseph will be restored.
So also the beginning of this era, the era of the Hebrews, began in a mega-catastrophe. The rhythm or cycle ascended to the heights of the David and Solomon’s empire and descended during the last exile of Judah, after the visitation of God’s only Son. So also the next era will begin in a mega-catastrophe, initiating the 1000 years of rule of Yahshua (Jesus) by the ‘rod out of his mouth.’
Revelation 16:17 – “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices and thunders and lightnings and there was a great earthquake such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and great Babylon came to remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of this wrath.
And every island fled away and the mountains were no found and there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven , every stone about the weight of a talent (75 pounds) and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
If we want to get a clue as to what will be happening in the last days, then we must have a good understanding of what happened in the ancient days. A clue, what may happen in the prophetic future is to look at the history of the Hebrews in reverse.
Paradise Created - Paradise Lost – Paradise Restored.
Let us look at these historical catastrophes as portrayed in the Hebrew record.
The History of Man in a cyclical Catastrophic and Uniformitarian world
1. Creation of the Solar System and Earth Catastrophe 4000 BCE
2. Antediluvian World Uniformity 4000-2350 BCE
3. The Noachian Flood Mega-Catastrophe 2350 BCE
4. Early Paleolithic to Iron Age History Catastrophic Era 2350 – 700 BCE
5. Era of Empires, Monarchs & Democracy Era of Uniformity 700 BCE – Present
6. The Great Day of the Lord Mega-Catastrophe 2000 + CE
7. Millennial Kingdom Catastrophic Era 2000+ - 3000+ CE
8. New Jerusalem and the New Earth Era of Uniformity Future New World Age
Once again we see a pattern. The same pattern we see occurring throughout all creation, a rhythm, a cycle, a wave formation. As we examine the Old Testament or the Torah, we see an interesting pattern of catastrophes that began with the Flood of Noah about 2350 B.C. and ended at the destruction of the Assyrian armies as they camped outside the walls of Jerusalem in 701 B.C.
1. The Noachian 2350 B.C.
2. Peleg’s Division of the earth 2248 B.C.
3. Tower of Babel Destruction – The founding of Sodom and Gomorrah (Ginzberg 1:252) 2008 B.C.
4. Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Veil of Siddom - 1957 B.C.
5. Job Catastrophe 1663 B.C.
6. The Exodus of Israelites from Egypt 1447 B.C.
7. The Long Day of Joshua 1404 B.C.
8. Deborah’s Debacle and Sisera’s Route 1188 B.C.
9. Gideon’s Route of the Midianites
10. Samuelic Catastrophes – the Philistine Phalanx 1080 B.C.
11. Early Davidian Catastrophes 1025 B.C.
12. Late Davidian Census and Catastrophe 972 B.C.
13. Elijah and the Mount Carmel Burnout/Barbecue 864 B.C.
14. Fall of Troy
15. Amos-Joel-Jonah Catastrophe 756 B.C.
16. Isaiah’s Catastrophe, Hezekiah’s sun dial turning back and Sennacherib’s Nocturnal Bolide 701 B.C, March 21/21
While trying to analyze and decipher this data, let us look at it from a different perspective. Let us take these catastrophes and put them in time sequence and see if there is a cyclical pattern.
The first thing we will note is a cycle of 52-54 years. If you take the dates of the recorded disasters above: 756 B.C., 864 B.C., 972 B.C., 1080 B.C., and 1404 B.C., and add in either an unreported or a threatening holocaust in the years 1188 B.C. and 1296 B.C., we would note a cyclical pattern of 108 year cycles which would match the conjunction patterns of a resonant orbit of another stellar body. According to Donald Patten, Ronald Hatch and Loren Steinhauer, in The Long Day of Joshua and Six Other Catastrophes, these cycles would match the proto-planet orbits of the newly captured planets of either Mars or Mercury.
We can also note the evidence of a heavy or severe catastrophic events or pairs of events occurring about every 500-600 years as noted occurring predominately in the 25th, 20th, 15th, 10th with the final events in the 8th century.
It was Immanuel Velikovsky, a Russian Jewish psychoanalyst in Vienna, Austria, who was trained in the natural sciences at the University of Edinburgh, received his degree in biology in Berlin and his M.D. degree and the University of Moscow, who first suggested that the Old Testament testifies to the evidence of catastrophic events that were caused by the abrupt disruption in the continuous and perpetual motion of planetary life.
In the 1950’s, he published the most controversial series of books which included: “Ages in Chaos”, “Earth in Upheaval” and “Worlds in Collision”. To him, the ancient world as recorded in ‘myths’ and stories of all cultures depicted a world of multiple and repeated catastrophes. He proposed that these cyclical catastrophic events were caused by proto-planets , who in the former eccentric unstable orbits had near misses with the earth as they passed by the earth’s planetary orbit. These near misses produced calamities in cultures recorded all around the world but was most faithfully recorded in the Hebrew historical record.
Velikovsky also earned the wrath not only of the astrophysicists of his day, but also the anthropological and archeological professions by stating that the Egyptian and Israel chronologies were never compatible because Egyptian history was 600 years too early and that the Hebrew chronological record was the most accurate.
He proposed that the mass extinctions as recorded in the geological record were caused by the earth shaking events from these near misses or fly-bys of the proto planets Venus and Mars when they came visiting this earth on cyclical and predictable time cycles.
This theory of earth’s catastrophes as caused by an astrophysical events was further described by Ron Hatch, a mathematician and physicists with Magnavox Advanced Products Systems and patented inventor for navigation and surveying techniques using TRANSIT and GPS navigational satellites.
His co-author was Donald Patton, with his masters in Geography and editor of the Symposium on Creation Series, Loren Steinhauer, a theoretical mathematician in mathematical sciences at Northwest Inc., and professor in aerodynamics, orbital mechanics and applied mathematics at Harvard, MIT and the University of Washington and Samuel R. Windsor, an architectural and marine mechanical engineer with Bronson & Windsor. These four co-authored several different books, which included “The Long Day of Joshua” (Hatch and Stenhauer), “The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch” (Patton)”, “Escape from Einstein”, (Hatch)”, and “The Recent Organization of the Solar System” (Patton and Windsor)”.
Estimated Ancient Orbits of Mars and Earth
Using models of proposed orbits of planets such as Mars and Venus, who in their unstable proto-planet era before they had achieved stable orbits around the sun, had occasions on a regular and cyclical basis that their orbits came together in close vicinity with each other. In the above diagram is a fly-by of the proto-planet Mars, who came as close as 15,000 miles from earth. An icy moon on the planet Mars hit the Roche Limit of the earth at 11,000 miles and disintegrated causing a massive ice fall causing torrential rains to fall on this earth, while a fragment of it spun off into a smaller icy comet, known to us as Halley’s comet, traveling at 93,200 mph.
This fly-by of Mars and Planet Earth, traveling at approximately 1000 mph clockwise rotation for Mars and a 700 mph counter-clockwise rotation for Earth resulted in a fly-by at about 1700 mile per hour.
This catastrophic event, the Flood of Noah caused subcrustal tides of 10,000 feet into the air, in which 5% of the Pacific and Indian Oceans swept across the continents, especially over India, Iran and Ararat.
To these scientists, this fly-by of Mars caused the formation of the 12,500 mile Alpine-Himalayan mountain chain going from New Guinea, Indonesia, Southern Asia, to Southern Europe and North Africa. The crust of this earth began to skid, the spin axis went into precession, the north magnetic pole flipped over to the Antarctica and the former southern pole settled into Northern Canada.
The earth’s geomagnetic field was intensely recharged, while hot meteoric ice rain fell over this earth and gouged huge river systems on the face of Mars. The ice gravitational fields caused rings of ice to form around the Earth, similar to what we see on Saturn today, flowing down like vortex fields to Earth, while 12-14 million cubic miles of ice at –300F settled in the two magnetic Polar regions. The ocean temperatures cooled rapidly, absorbing massive amounts of CO2 and rapidly lowered the atmospheric pCO.
This CO2 absorption by the oceans caused rapid limestone formation of the massive extinction of the plants, fauna and carbon based cellular organisms that lived and were destroyed during the flood. This effectively took carbon out of our atmosphere, allowing less growth of plant and animal life, lives became shorter, and the size of all animals became smaller.
Estimate of Atmospheric CO2 in Historical Time
This fact is demonstrated in the lives and probably the size of ancient man, but also can be demonstrated in all animals from the recently discovered 40 foot, 10 ton crocodile in the Tenere Desert of Niger in West Africa, to the 15 foot turtles, dragon flies that were three feet across and saber tooth tigers that were six feet tall. What is significant is the similarities of the decay rate of the CO2 and the decay rate of the lives of humans after the flood as told in the Biblical story.
What is also of interest is the relationship between the 50 year Jubilee cycle and the reoccurring cycles of catastrophes that the Hebrew people were experiencing in their lives. It was as though they, the House of Jacob had a 50-year lease on the land and their day of judgment was at hand. Every fifty odd years, they would watch expectantly in the heavens and observe, coming from the east, a stellar body, moving closer and closer in a rendezvous destination with this earth.
Can you imagine the fear and expectation in people’s hearts in the Land of Israel, wondering what kind of disaster would happen this time on earth? Will it affect them or somewhere else on the planet? Will the catastrophe occur in the daytime or at night, such as at the Passover Exodus flyover and Gideon’s route of the Midianite oppressors. .
After this cycle, they felt once again secure that another catastrophe was not about to occur, and the time of potential destruction had past. Then celebration rang throughout all the land and another Jubilee cycle would begin.
So we can envision the Jubilee cycle as potentially tied with the potential destruction in the land of Israel. So also there was a grander or larger cycle of mega-catastrophes, followed by a catastrophic era, an uniformitarian era, and then a mega-catastrophe followed by another catastrophic era. Did the Lord of hosts want His people to eventually see this cycle as a cycle of redemption?
The question we need to address is, will the return of Messiah or be just a closing chapter on this planet’s history? As we watch all animal and plant life on this planet shut down and disappear? Are we seeing once again another cycle in the cycle of the Ages, the plan of salvation in its final fulfillment state? Are we seeing truly Paradise Lost and Paradise Restored? Will this Paradise Restored be on this planet in a three dimensional world or are we going to be taken on a celestial journey to another universe or heaven itself and live there in another dimensional state?
The “End” or the Redemption and Renewal of Earth?
If we are considering that the coming of the Messiah will be associated with significant catastrophic events on this earth, then it would be imperative for any prophetic scholar to understand the potential earth changes that will take place and their impact on the historical life on earth. Whatever it may be, the common folk, like you and I are very interested. What is going to happen to me during these days? Will I be able to survive? How can I protect my family? Does God even want us to try to protect ourselves or become like sheep about to be led to the slaughter? Are we also to participate at the end of times in another holocaust like the Jewish people did in the heartland of the Nazi empire? Are we to fight for the Lord of hosts, fight for our survival and refuse Satan the privilege of annihilating every last being on the face of this earth who is a believer and defender of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
We are first reminded in Revelation about the war in heaven in which Satan with the angels is cast down to this earth. (Revelation 12:7-12) When does this event occur? Well this Satan, literally meaning adversary, is described as the one who deceives the whole earth? (vs. 9) This obviously was not at or before the Garden of Eden experience with Adam and Eve unless deceiving the whole earth was actually only deceiving the only two created beings on this earth.
He is also called the ‘accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night’, so this has to be sometime in the era of historical man. (vs. 10) It also says, they (saints) overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (vs. 11) Therefore this is after the death and resurrection of Y’shua, when Christ’s followers truly can overcome evil by the power of the ‘blood of the Lamb’. So we then identify this fall of Satan sometime in the last two thousand years or an event still to occur in the future.
The last clue is, “Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For he, the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.’ (vs.12) The ‘short time’ motif suggests strongly that the fall of Satan and his angels from this cosmic war is truly at the end of time.
Let us now look at the text:
Revelation 12:17 – “And the dragon was enraged with the woman (Israel), and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Yahshua (Jesus).
War? Are we as the pacifists and the non-combatants going to really have to engage in military war with Satan, the dark forces of the other side and his followers on earth, who are now embolden by demonic possession? We have seen the historical documentation of the European Jews, as pacifists, who prayed for the triumph of good over evil in their plight in Nazi Germany, only to be led like sheep to be slaughtered in the gas chambers of the Holocaust. Does the Lord of hosts ask this of his people in the final days?
First of all, who is the ‘Church’? Theologians and religious scholars have discussed the symbol of the ‘church’ for decades. The clearest consensus is that the ‘Church’ of the Old Testament are the ‘Chosen ones, the Children of Israel, or those who keep the commandments (Torah commands) of God. (Revelation 12:17) Are these ‘commandments’ just the ‘ten commandments’ or the Decalogue? No, these commandments are the commands of Torah observance given to Moses on Mount Sinai, which does include the ‘Ten Commands of G-d’. As Paul stated in Roman 9:4, they were the ones, who were privileged with ‘the splendor of the divine presence, theirs is the covenants, the law (Torah), the temple worship, and the promises.’
Yet there was a ‘Jewish Synagogue’ in the New Testament times, whose primary mission was to proclaim the salvation of YHVH’s Messiah, the One whom they knew as Yahshua HaMaschiah (Jesus the Messiah). They are the ones ‘who have the testimony of Yahshua’. Yes, here we have two combatants and two peoples with two separate missions.
Many of the gentile followers of the Christian faith are under a strange delusion. They have arrived at their religion under the belief that there is a ‘cheap grace’ and a salvation will be safe, quick and easy. The evangelical Christians have a strong belief in the pre-tribulation rapture, a secret rapture, which will be quick, sudden and most important before Satan has the power to make their lives ‘hell on earth.’ When the going gets rough, the evangelical Christians want to ‘be out of here’ and let the Jews defend God and Jerusalem during the height of the trauma of tribulation.
By all accounts, tribulation will occur, according to John in Revelation during the era of the Six Seals. The only clue of a possible rapture under a literal reading of the Book of Revelation with a literal progression of sequence is the evidence of the 144,000 and a great multitude that are seen in heaven before the throne of G-d after the Sixth Seal. (Revelation 6:12-17) Then as John states, “After these things”, John sees the four angels holding the four winds, and then an ‘ascending angel from the east having the seal of the living God’ (Revelation 7:2) comes to seal the “144,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel” on their foreheads. (vs. 3-8) We can make any spiritual interpretation of this text we want to, but the literal understanding is that God seals 144,000 literal genetic Israelites representing all the tribes of Israel, except the tribe of Dan. Why the Tribe of Dan? (vs. 12-17)
It was the Danites, who led the Nation of Israel into apostasy in the 9th and 10th century BCE with the Golden Calf. The Tribe of Manasseh, the youngest son of Joseph, in Revelation substitutes the Tribe of Dan, because, it was Manasseh, who became the 13th tribe when Joseph was given a double portion of Israel’s inheritance from Jacob, his grandfather, during Jacob’s dying days. (Genesis 48:17-21)
So we have a time sequence. The coming of Messiah to this earth does not occur until the seventh trumpet or the seventh vial plague of the seventh seal, yet at the end of the sixth seal, we do see the 144,000 and the great multitude? But where are they at?
The scripture plainly states that the great multitude is ‘standing before the throne and before the Lamb.’ (vs. 9) This has every appearance of their living and existing in that other dimension called heaven. Also, one of the twenty-four elders that sat on twenty four thrones around the throne of God (Revelation 4:4), turned to John and asked,
Revelation 7:13-15 parts - “’Where do they come from?’ John said to the elder, ‘Sir, you know.’ So, he said to me, ‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in His temple….for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.’”
So, here we see the great multitude, in heaven, standing before the throne of God, serving the Lord of hosts in His temple and Yahshua, the Lamb is also there in the midst of the throne as their shepherd. Yet, the seventh seal has not started.
It is of interest that Satan, just prior to the 144,000 being sealed also is sealing his people, the ‘Mark of the Beast’.(Revelation 13:15-18) This also occurs just prior to the first trumpet and vial plague of the seventh seal. And right after this event, John states;
Revelation 14:1, 3-4, parts - “Then I looked and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. …They sang as if it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures (cherubim), and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth….These were redeemed from among men, being first-fruits to God and to the Lamb.”
The first question now, were these 144,000 Israelite saints, one’s who had died and are resurrected and taken to heaven, or were they raptured and transported to heaven? Some theologians have taken the 144,000 and the great multitude and placed this event at the seventh trumpet and the second coming of God, for do not both the sixth seal and the seventh trumpet have a great earthquake? Yet the 144,000 are called the ‘first-fruits’, but the first-fruits of what?
Here we are reminded again of the type – anti-type or the mirror image and the real image.
During the Passover celebration, the lamb that was slain was then eaten at the Seder (Passover) meal that following evening. That seder meal could have been any evening of the week, Sunday through Saturday. On the eve, the night before of the 1st day, Sunday, after the 7th day Sabbath (Shabbat) which followed the Passover Seder, another mysterious ceremony called the ‘harvesting of the first-fruits’, occurred . At the setting of the sun, the priests walked over the bridge that crossed the Tyropean valley from the eastern door of the Temple to the western side of the Mount of Olives and there in the valley, they harvested the first sheaves of ripening barley growing in the fields there.
The death and resurrection of the real Passover Lamb, the Son of God, Yahshua, followed exactly this Passover ritual, for as the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, Yahshua was being sacrificed on the cross, and three and one-half days later, at the setting of the sun on the 7th day Shabbat, Yahshua was resurrected from the grave, just as the priests were harvesting the barley from the fields near the Temple of Herod, for ceremony of the waving of the first-fruits the following 1st day, Sunday, in the Temple of the Lord. So Paul reminds us;
I Corinthians 15: 20-25 - “But now, Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man (Adam) came death, by Man (Yahshua) also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the first-fruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.”
Colossians 1:18 – “And He is the head of the body, the church, which is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
Revelation 1:5 – “Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.”
So now we have a picture. Yahshua is our first-fruit, or the first-fruit of those saints (Israelite or gentile followers of Christ, who have fallen asleep and wait being resurrected at Yahshua’s coming. Suddenly, here we see, at the sixth seal, a special resurrection of both the House of Jacob, the Israelites as the 144,000 and the great multitude, or gentile Christian believers in Yahshua who have died for their Messiah.
So right after the proclamation of the Three Angels, by the three Archangels of God (Revelation 14:6-13), we see;
Revelation 14:14-16, parts - “A white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.”
Reaping, harvesting and gathering. These are all symbols of God redeeming His own. Truly at the second coming of Yahshua HaMaschiah (Jesus the Messiah) there will be a massive resurrection of saints from all ages asleep in the graves plus the redemption and glorification of the saints who are caught up in the air to forever be with the Lord.
Yet, we also see here a special resurrection of some special saints, Israelites and gentiles, who are reaped by the Son of Man in the clouds between the sixth and the 1st plague of the seventh seal. These are the fruit-fruits of the future resurrection of the saints who rest awaiting their Redeemer. They are also representatives of God’s chosen ones from all the historical ages of mankind, who will be privileged to observe the seven last plagues on earth from the skyboxes of heaven.
But these are not the only times this special resurrection has occurred or that there has been a live rapture of saints. Once again, we must suggest that every event in the time of the end has occurred sometime in the history of the Hebrew people as a mini-drama of the final events of this earth’s era.
During these two events, there are two important and critical clues on a significant happening that is occurring on this planet. We are now in the last few days of the end of an era of uniformity on this planet. The earth is quickly beginning to collapse under the abuse and rape of the earth’s resources and the creatures that lived and roamed on her crustal surface.
The First Seal depicts a conqueror on a white horse. Is this the triumph of the end of the Christian age? Is this the triumph of the final chapter of the consolidation of power and authority of the Antichrist, usurping the symbol of purity, white, as he takes final control of the destinies of every nation and kingdom and tongue and people?
The power of the Antichrist will come under the control of those who seek to control the earth; the Committee of 300, the CFR (Council of Foreign Relations), and the Bilderbergs, who use the emblem of a white horse on the front cover of their meeting memos. Here we witness the President of the United States, seeking to destroy the “evil of terrorism” with the War against Terror using the banner of Christian righteousness. Yet, he is setting the stage for the final consolidation of the One World Government with the United Nations and the Vatican.
The Second Seal depicts a major military conflict on earth, which will take peace away from this earth. Under the red banner of Shi’ite Islam, they will go forth to create a world atmosphere in which “all men will kill one another.”
The Third and Fourth Seals depict progressive destruction, scarcity to the resources on this earth and resultant widespread death of man and wide spread destruction of vegetation and animals on this planet
The Fifth Seal depicts the cry of the martyrs, calling to the Lord of hosts to avenge the evil that is plaguing the earth in the final throes of tribulation.
Then comes the Sixth Seal:
Revelation 6:12-17 – “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
“And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Great Day of the Lord has come. This earth is now shifting into a
new mega-catastrophic era. The Time of the Wrath of God
has now come.”
The key to know when tribulation ends is when this event occurs: “and every mountain and island was moved out of its place”. (Revelation 6:14) Have you ever considered what this means and the implication of the end of the sixth seal until the end of the sixth plagues of the seventh seal, or that time when Jesus’ returns. Most of us want to play this era in fast forward motion and rush through the final tribulation.
For those theologians who want to place these catastrophic events at the final revealing of the returning Messiah, let us look at what event will happen.
Revelation 16:17-21 – “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done’, And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.”
Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. (75 pounds) Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.”
Compare this earthquake with the Seventh Angel of the Seven Last Plagues and the Sixth Seal earthquake. In the Sixth Seal, as we witness the testimony;
Revelation 6:14 – “Every mountain and island was moved out of its place.”
Yet in the seventh plague, also with a great earthquake,
Revelation 16:20 – “Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.’
The Great Day of the Wrath of God will begin with the splitting and separating of the continental plates that are under our earth’s crust. The second coming and the revealing of YHVH’s Messiah, we will see the separation of these continental tectonic plates and a movement of these plates that will cause the mountains and islands (mountains in the sea) to disappear.
Go to Part Two Isaiah the Catastrophist
Isaiah the Prophet, Seer and Counselor of the State
An Electrical Bolt on Sennecherib
Isaiah, the Master Cosmological Catastrophist.
Cosmic and Celestial Catastrophes
Visible Astronomical Destroyers: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors or an Invading Planet (Planet X)
Catastrophic effects of an asteroid or comet impact
Wobbling or Changing the Orbit of the Earth
Polar Migration and Pole Reversals
Art in the World before the Flood of Noah
Cosmic and/or Crustal Noise
Earthquakes and Crustal Fragmentation
The Apocalypse coming on a Schedule or an Appointment: An Astronomical Rendezvous
Catastrophes at the Time of the End
Part One - Planetary Changes at the Time of the End
Part Two – Isaiah the Catastrophic Prophet
Message from BibleSearchers
BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end. It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”. Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth. In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest. Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace. Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth. The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel. In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information. We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.
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