Posted by: dreamstarworld | 30/07/2015

World War III – How God Will Judge The Living?

missiles“And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mark 13:7-8)

If World War I & II meant anything to those who lived during those PRE-APOCALYPTIC crises – yet they felt the world was witnessing Armageddon and Christ the Messiah would soon follow. That time has since passed and today we are on the brink of World War III.

Do not be deceived brethren; these things must come to pass first before the “END” can come!

We are warned that after the “TRIBULATION” of Daniel 12:1, PRINCE MICHAEL must stand up – for unless He does, no flesh will be saved! GOD’S people must understand what it will mean for MESSIAH* to “STAND UP” for HIS* people! The times just ahead will be marked with “CRISES” that only the ELECT* of GOD* will be able to stand. For in the aftermath of World War III will come all manner of disasters, including the destruction of the Scarlet-Coloured-“BEAST SYSTEM” of Rev (17:1-18) by the destroying angels with the 7 LAST VIALS OF GOD’S WRATH – followed in quick succession by “ARMAGEDDON” where Satan’s emissaries (THE WICKED) will “ALL” be brought down to the Valley of JEZREEL* or as some opine – JEHOSOPHAT*…

Introduction

The servant of the LORD* warns: “Solemn are the scenes connected with the closing work of the ATONEMENT*. Momentous are the interests involved therein. The JUDGMENT* is now passing in the SANCTUARY* above. For many years this work has been in progress. Soon none know how soon it will pass to the “CASES OF THE LIVING”. In the awful presence of GOD* our lives are to come up in review. At this time above all others it behoves every soul to heed the SAVIOUR’S admonition: “WATCH* & PRAY*: for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:33). “If therefore thou shalt not WATCH*, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what HOUR* I will come upon thee.” (Revelation 3:3).” [GC p. 490:1]

“In 1844 our great HIGH PRIEST* entered the MOST HOLY PLACE of the heavenly Sanctuary, to begin the work of the Investigative Judgment. The cases of the righteous dead have been passing in review before GOD*. When that work shall be completed, judgment is to be pronounced upon the living. How precious, how important are these solemn moments! Each of us has a CASE* pending in the Court of Heaven. We are individually to be judged according to the DEEDS* done in the body. In the typical service, when the work of atonement was performed by the high priest in the most holy place of the earthly sanctuary, the people were required to AFFLICT* their souls before GOD*, and “CONFESS THEIR SINS”, that they might be atoned for and blotted out. Will any less be required of us in this Antitypical Day of Atonement, when CHRIST* in the Sanctuary above is pleading in behalf of HIS* people, and the final, irrevocable decision is to be pronounced upon every case?” [1 SM p. 125:1]

“What is our condition in this fearful and solemn time? Alas, what PRIDE* is prevailing in the CHURCH*, what HYPOCRISY*, what DECEPTION*, what “LOVE OF DRESS”, FRIVOLITY*, and AMUSEMENT*, what DESIRE* for the SUPREMACY*! All these sins have clouded the mind, so that “ETERNAL INTERESTS” have not been discerned. Shall we not search the Scriptures that we may know where we are in this world’s history? Shall we not become intelligent in regard to the work that is being accomplished for us at this time, and the position that we as SINNERS* should occupy while this work of Atonement is going forward? If we have any regard for our souls’ salvation, we must make a DECIDED CHANGE. We must “SEEK THE LORD” with “TRUE PENITENCE”; we must with “DEEP CONTRITION” of soul “CONFESS OUR SINS”, that they may be BLOTTED OUT.” [1 SM p. 125:2]

“We are standing on the THRESHOLD* of great and solemn events. Many of the prophecies are about to be fulfilled in quick succession. Every element of power is about to be set to work. Past history will be repeated; old controversies will arouse to new life, and PERIL* will beset GOD’S people on every side. Intensity is taking hold of the human family. It is permeating EVERYTHING* upon the earth.” [TM p. 6]

World War III

The current, ongoing war against terrorism, rages on many fronts and in many countries with the constant threats of terrorists’ attacks notwithstanding a “DIRTY BOMB” in the wrong hands could plunge the world into #WW3 allowing for such profound fear to enshroud humanity that men’s hearts would fail them. Yet the world is about to be plunged into such a catastrophic abyss that it has never before seen or imagined and from the Scriptures comes undeniable PROOF* staring most of GOD’S people in the face but Satan has done a job of keeping us in a tragic mindset of “PEACE & SAFETY”.

Emerging phenomena and unexplainable calamities will bring such morbid fear; unbelievable upheavals and dizzying financial & economic stress that our insecurity levels will mirror the “PERPLEXITY” CHRIST* spoke of in (Matt. 24:4-51; Luke 21:25) that many souls will be brought into the “VALLEY OF DECISION” concerning their “SOUL’S SALVATION”. Only thus could the “SPIRITUAL HARVEST” be ripened and the LORD* puts in HIS SICKLE* and gathers in a great harvest of souls by (THE WORK OF THE 144,000). The present “DISTRESS OF NATIONS” is a part of the PLAN OF GOD* to bring multitudes to the saving knowledge of JESUS CHRIST*. What a mighty GOD* we serve! How else could a “LOVING GOD” save the MULTI-millions of saints that are intermingled and are trapped in BABYLON* today? The place we know as SPIRITUAL EGYPT* & SPIRITUAL SODOM*!

The war in the Middle-East is not just another “RUMOUR OF WAR”, this is a prophetic war that is to bring the “ANGER OF THE NATIONS” and the culmination of the “INTERNATIONAL ONE-WORLD RELIGIO-POLITICO-ECONOMIC BEAST SYSTEM symbolized by the woman called “MYSTERY BABYLON” (A WOMAN RIDING A SCARLET-COLORED BEAST) of Revelation 17 & 18 – instigated by the 2 HORNED BEAST of Rev 13:11-18 – the “United States of Amnesia” (the 6th Beast who is of the 7th who is of the 8th & goes into PERDITION*).

THIS CALLS FOR WISDOM!

The Rise of Assyria

However, before we see the rise of “ANCIENT MYSTERY BABYLON”, there was an empire called ASSYRIA* which preceded Babel with its capital city, Nineveh along the River Tigres in Iran. Assyria collapsed before the rise of ancient Babylon. Likewise, before the rise of “ANTITYPICAL BABYLON” of Revelation 17 & 18 (IMAGE OF THE BEAST*), there will be an Antitypical Assyria that will fall. (See Isaiah 14:24, 25; 30:30, 31; 31:5-9)

“The PRIDE OF ASSYRIA” and its FALL* are to serve as an “OBJECT LESSON” to the end of time… The pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.” Zechariah 10:11. This is true not only of the nations that “ARRAYED” themselves against GOD* in ANCIENT* times, but also of “NATIONS TODAY” who fail of fulfilling the ‘DIVINE PURPOSE’.” [P & K p. 366]

The prophet Nahum predicted a WAR* that involves Antitypical Assyria – a prophecy made a long time ago during the reign of king Hezekiah and what is most interesting is the time in which this prophecy will be fulfilled.

The prophet Nahum writes in chapter 2:3-4: “The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the ‘CHARIOTS SHALL BE WITH FLAMING TORCHES’ in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. ‘THE CHARIOTS SHALL RAGE IN THE STREETS, THEY SHALL JOSTLE ONE ANOTHER IN THE BROAD WAYS: THEY SHALL SEEM LIKE TORCHES, THEY SHALL RUN LIKE THE LIGHTNINGS’.”

Since this prophecy meets its fulfilment in the day when the chariots are with “flaming torches”; when they run like lightning; when they jostle one against another in the highways and in the broadways, and since the automotive traffic of today completely and perfectly answers the prophet’s description of it, then there is no other conclusion but that the day in which we are now living is the day in which Nahum’s prophecy is to be fulfilled.

Nahum’s descriptive war is here NOW* about to break forth, during a time of such lightning speed travel! The evidence clearly stands out that Nahum’s prophecy is to meet its fulfilment in our day, and that the “Assyria” here in prophecy, therefore, is not ancient Assyria, but another “WIDESPREAD POWER” that exists “in the time of the end” (Dan. 12:9-10) the time in which its yoke is removed from the necks of GOD’S people.

GOD* makes Assyria to FALL*

In Isaiah 14:24-25: “The LORD* of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: That I will BREAK* the ASSYRIAN IN MY LAND, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his YOKE* depart from off them, and his BURDEN* depart from off their shoulders.” The prophets HERE* speaks of the billions who are trapped in Antitypical Assyria today – under the heavy, deceptive YOKE* of poLIE*ticians, reLIE*gionists & a decadent socioeCON*omic system that have had almost 4000 years to wrap its tentacles around the people of GOD*…

The prophet further states: “And the LORD* shall cause HIS* glorious VOICE* to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of HIS ARM*, with the indignation of HIS ANGER*, and with the “FLAME OF A DEVOURING FIRE”, with SCATTERING & TEMPEST & HAILSTONES”. For through the VOICE* of the LORD* shall the ASSYRIAN BE BEATEN DOWN, which SMOTE* with a ROD*” (Isaiah 30:30-31)

The prophet concludes with these words: “For thus hath the LORD* spoken unto me, like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, [he] will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD* of hosts come down to “FIGHT” for Mount Zion (144,000), and for the hill thereof (THE GREAT MULTITUDE). As birds flying, so will the LORD* of hosts defend JERUSALEM (THE CHURCH); defending also HE* will deliver [it; and] passing over HE* will preserve it. Turn ye unto [HIM* from] whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. For “IN THAT DAY” every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you [for] a sin. Then shall the “ASSYRIAN FALL” with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited. And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD*, whose FIRE* [is] in ZION* (AMONGST THE 144,000), and his furnace in Jerusalem (HIS CHURCH).”

The prophet Nahum in chapter 2:1 says: he* that “DASHETH IN PIECES” is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.” It is plain to see that the one who dashes in pieces, and who comes before Assyria’s face is the one who forces Assyria to prepare, to militarize herself mightily. Her forced military preparations, agitated by him that dashes in pieces, starts Assyria on her downfall. Now, to find out what happens to the one who dashes in pieces – he who compels Assyria to prepare mightily, we read as the prophet Nahum 2:5 says: “he shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.” His worthies (his mighty generals) stumble in their walk; that is, they make a mistake as they march on in hope of victory. In view of their disastrous blunder, and in view of the fact that “he that DASHETH* in pieces” is mentioned no more in Nahum’s prophecy, it is evident that by his stumbling he loses the war. Nevertheless, according to the verses that follow in the additional chapters, the fall of Assyria is certain. For the LORD* of host has decreed it!

“It was the mercy of God that thousands should suffer, to prevent the necessity of visiting judgments upon millions. In order to save the many, He must punish the few.” [P & P p. 325]

The prophet reminds us that “A noise shall come [even] to the ends of the earth; for the LORD* hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them [that are] wicked to the SWORD*, saith the LORD*. Thus saith the LORD* of hosts, Behold, EVIL* shall go forth from “NATION TO NATION”, and a “GREAT WHIRLWIND” shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the SLAIN* of the LORD shall be at “THAT DAY” from [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] end of the earth: THEY* shall not be LAMENTED*, neither GATHERED*, nor BURIED*; they shall be DUNG* upon the ground.” (Jeremiah 25:31-3)

Again the prophet sound the ALARM*: “Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD* shall ROAR* from on high, and utter HIS* voice from HIS* “HOLY HABITATION”; HE* shall mightily roar upon HIS* habitation; HE* shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD* hath a controversy with the nations, HE* will plead with all flesh; HE* will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD*.”(Jeremiah 25:30-31)

The wicked will be destroyed. Evil will go forth from nation to nation, for GOD* will call for a sword upon ALL* the inhabitants of the earth. It means GLOBAL WAR*. This verse is not describing the conditions that will prevail as a result of the coming of the brightness of the LORD* when HE* comes in the clouds as some would like to suggest. This is an unprecedented SLAUGHTER* from the “GREAT WHIRLWIND” of Jer. 25:32. It is from APOCALYPTIC WAR*: Why should the LORD* first bring this on Judah & Jerusalem and then to the nations? Because they had the “GREATEST LIGHT” and therefore they had the least reason to be wicked. Then when this war starts in the time of the deliverance of GOD’S people, the most enlightened people will suffer first. Jeremiah 30:23 says: “Behold, the WHIRLWIND* of the LORD* goes forth with fury, a “CONTINUING WHIRLWIND”: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.” This WHIRLWIND* is “ENDTIME MILITARY WARFARE” which does not arrive and then quickly die out. It stays long. It is to start in the “LATTER-END” of the time GOD’S people are scattered among the Gentiles (INDICATIVE OF THE MASS EXODUS OF MIGRANTS* MOVING FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY) just before HIS* people are delivered (BY THE LOUD CRY MESSAGE OF THE 144,000).

Joel the prophet seals the evidence air-tight with these words in chapter 3:9-16. “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; “PREPARE WAR”, wake up the mighty men, let ALL* the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plow-shares into SWORDS*, and your pruning-hooks into SPEARS*: let the weak say, I [am] strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, ALL* ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD*. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the “VALLEY OF JEHOSOPHAT*: for there will I sit to judge ALL* the heathen round about. PUT YE IN THE SICKLE FOR THE HARVEST IS RIPE: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their WICKEDNESS* [is] great. Multitudes, multitudes in the “VALLEY OF DECISION”: for the DAY* of the LORD [is] near in the “VALLEY OF DECISION”. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD* also shall ROAR* out of ZION*, and utter HIS VOICE* from JERUSALEM*; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD* [will be] the hope of HIS* people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” For in a time of war and terror, men are more receptive to the GOSPEL*, hence the ripening of the spiritual harvest. This is the time the Bible refers to as “darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people.” (Isa. 60:2)

OH BRETHREN, I WISH I HAD TIME & SPACE TO AMPLIFY THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET JOEL!!!

CONCLUSION

Speaking of the great, final HARVEST* INGATHERING* of the RIGHTEOUS LIVING* souls we read: “Among earth’s inhabitants, scattered in every land, there are THOSE* who have not BOWED* the knee to BAAL*. Like the STARS* of heaven (INNUMERABLE), which appear only at night, these FAITHFUL ONES” will shine forth when darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. In heathen AFRICA*(HALLELUYAH), in the Catholic lands of EUROPE* and of SOUTH AMERICA*, in CHINA*, in INDIA*, in the ISLANDS* of the sea, and in all the “DARK CORNERS” of the earth, GOD* has in reserve a FIRMAMENT* of chosen ones (144,000) that will yet shine forth amidst the darkness, revealing clearly to an “APOSTATE WORLD” the transforming power of obedience to HIS LAW*. Even NOW* they are appearing in EVERY* nation, among every tongue and people; and in the HOUR* of deepest apostasy, when Satan’s supreme effort is made to cause “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” to receive, under penalty of death, the SIGN* (MARK) of allegiance to a “FALSE REST DAY”, “THESE FAITHFUL ONES”, “BLAMELESS & HARMLESS”, the sons of GOD*, without rebuke,” will “SHINE* as LIGHTS* in the world.” Revelation 13:16; Philippians 2:15. The darker the night, the more brilliantly will they shine.” [ Prophets & Kings, p. 188-189].

“And it shall come to pass in the LAST DAYS*, that the “MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD’S HOUSE” shall be established in the TOP* of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and “ALL NATIONS” shall flow unto it. And “MANY PEOPLE” shall go and say, COME* ye, and “LET US GO UP” to the “MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD”, to the house of the GOD OF JACOB*; and HE* will teach us of HIS WAYS*, and we will walk in HIS PATHS*: for out of ZION* (THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT) shall go forth the LAW*, and the WORD* of the LORD* from JERUSALEM*. And HE* shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” For GOD* is soon to exalt HIS* MOUNTAIN* (HIS* CHURCH) above all churches on earth, and MANY NATIONS* will eventually turn to GOD* and learn war no more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD* of hosts hath spoken it.” (Micah 4:1-4)

The Scriptures clearly state that after the LORD* manifests HIMSELF* through HIS* church, the warring nations that turn to the LORD* will convert their weapons of war into farming tools. This phenomenon will take place when the LORD ROARS* from ZION* and utters HIS** voice from Jerusalem. So shall ye know that I am the LORD* your GOD* dwelling in ZION*, my “HOLY MOUNTAIN”: then shall Jerusalem be HOLY*, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. And it shall come to pass in “THAT DAY” that the MOUNTAINS* shall drop down “NEW WINE” and the HILLS* shall “FLOW WITH MILK”, and all the “RIVERS OF JUDAH” shall flow with WATERS*waters, and a FOUNTAIN* shall come forth out of the house of the LORD*, and shall water the valley of Shittim. (Joel 3:15-18).

This is the same truth as was cited & repeated in Micah 4:1-4 as a CONFIRMATION* of what the LORD* will do in the earth before the COMING OF JESUS our MESSIAH in the clouds of glory*. This is the PRE-MILLENNIAL STONE KINGDOM of MESSIAH* as prophesied by Daniel in chapter 2:35; 44-45 that HE* will set up in the “FACE” of all the nations before their complete and utter annihilation…

Brethren, it is crucial and of uttermost importance to grasp the relationship of the “LORD’S JUDGMENT” and the “GREAT HARVEST INGATHERING” of the saints (THE GREAT MULTITUDE). They are referring to ONE* & SAME* event. Speaking of the same event Matthew says: “When the SON OF MAN* shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall HE* sit upon the throne of HIS* GLORY*: And before HIM* shall be gathered ALL* nations: and HE* shall separate them ONE* from ANOTHER*, as a shepherd divides [his] sheep from the goats:” The “THRONE* of HIS GLORY* is HIS GLORIFIED, PURIFIED KINGDOM CHURCH”.

The warfare brought to view in Joel is not just any war, but a war that is fought just prior to the LORD* sitting on the THRONE* of HIS GLORY* to judge the nations, and reaping the final harvest of the earth.

FOR WHEN HE ARRIVES VISIBLY – ALL THE WICKED WILL BE SLAIN WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING – while the “RIGHTEOUS” will say: LO, THIS IS OUR GOD, LONG HAVE WE WAITED FOR HIM!

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