WHERE AMERICA IS HEADED – The Short Version

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON, and what is going to happen next?

Many conservatives and Christians are encouraged by recent Supreme Court decisions of late (July 2022). However, this is no more than shadow boxing. While conservatives cheer the Supreme court rulings, Leftist-Marxists-Liberal Socialists are already finding ways to circumvent the laws and will continue to feint and dodge, bob and weave, while we swipe at the air.

America no longer has the will or the resolve to do what it takes to win this war. We refuse to give up our luxuries, comforts and wealth in order to do whatever it takes to win America back from the Globalist and Marxists. We have, in fact, lost our resolve, and the Left knows it.

I believe what we are seeing are the last gasps of a dying nation. Please don’t misunderstand what I am saying. The name, “America” will linger, but the soul of our once great country is fading. Our constitution, our history and our legacies are being, and have been erased. Now, the righteous cry out, but no one is listening.

It would appear that America is no longer what she once was. Our time is past. If you must, you may begin the mourning process now. This scenario seems sad, and indeed, it is sad. But this is exactly what God prepared ahead of time.

History and events are unfolding precisely as God planned, and from an earthly or human perspective, things look dim for America and the world. A NEW WORLD ORDER is unfolding before our eyes, and at this stage, nothing will stop it. We have entered the New Age of Global Marxism. “The Great Reset” we have been hearing about, has begun, promising worldwide peace, prosperity and equality for all people from all walks of life. But it is a lie.

The Good News is that God has sounded the Shofar. It is time for the Remnant Church to wake up.

It is time for the Church to shift its attention from worldly matters and to prepare for the final battle. The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord is at hand.

I am asking you to read the following carefully and prayerfully. These are The Final Prophecies:

Here is an outline of the Chronology of the prevailing view of the TRADITIONAL DENOMINATIONAL TIMELINE OF THE “END OF DAYS”.

  1.   In the Beginning (Creation).
  2.    Prophecy of things to come.
  3.    Foreshadowing of things to come.
  4.    Events missing in the Outline of the End Times.
  5.    The tribulation’s days of distress begins.
  6.    The Signs.
  7.    The Events.
  8.    The Eschatological Clock – The 5th Seal (This is where we are now).
  9.    Daniel’s 70th Week  – The 6th Seal  –  The Great Tribulation.
  10.  The Rapture of the Church – The 6th Seal- The Interlude- The 144,000- A Multitude from the Revelation.
  11. The Wrath of the Lamb – Trumpet & Bowl Judgments, The Battle of Gog and Magog.
  12. The Abomination of Desolation.
  13.  The Battle of Armageddon.
  14. The judgment of the nations.
  15. The binding of Satan.
  16. The Great White Throne Judgment,
  17. The new creation.

(Click Here for the ‘Long Version’ and greater detail of the events of the End Times –  Chronology)

There are multiple views of the chronology of the Biblical End Times.  I do not want to pursue or repeat what has already been written.  The foregoing outline is a generally accepted chronology and is from the pre-tribulation view.

Almost every such outline or chronology of this sort is the same.  They begin with the rapture of the church and go from there.

But they usually ignore the prophecies about the coming End of Days, the events which foreshadow the coming Day of the Lord (a.k.a., End Times) and the most recent first century warnings which are leading up to the tribulation and the Great Tribulation periods.

I will use this outline, (mostly taken from Gotquestions.org – end times timeline), as my template and I will fill in the ‘omitted Biblical foreshadowing events’ and Bible’s 1st century warnings which point out the Great Tribulation Period.

the 5th Tribulation Seal  –  Martyrs, persecution, Anti-Christ, falling away. (This is where we are now. The 5th Tribulation Seal is being broken and the associated events are beginning to appear.)

 We are now standing at the precipice of the breaking of 6th Tribulation Seal . 

(4).  *MISSING FROM”THE TRADITIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OUTLINES” of things to come:  The Denominational Outline says His Return is IMMINENT. BUT,

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one in any way deceive you, for

it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and

the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction”.

There are two events that must take place before the day of the Lord can come. First, the apostasy must come. Second, the man of lawlessness must be revealed.

  1. The rise of the Antichrist. After the church is taken out of the way (2 Thessalonians 2:7–8), a satanically empowered man will gain worldwide control with promises of peace (Revelation 13:1; Daniel 9:27). He will be aided by another man, called the false prophet, who heads up a religious system that requires worship of the Antichrist. (Revelation 19:20).
  2. MISSING FROM “THE TRADITIONAL DENOMINATIONAL OUTLINES”:  

 First, as has already been stated from 2 Thessalonians 2:3, “Let no one in any way deceive you, for

 it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and

the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction”

There are two events that must take place before the day of the Lord can come. First, the apostasy must come. Second, the man of lawlessness must be revealed.

Secondly, a simple face value reading gives you a timeline.  That timeline is deliberately blurred by denominational bible teachers who make the Bible fit their doctrinal statement.  This can be confusing for the Christian Bible student and dangerous for those preparing in earnest.

BEFORE WE CAN GO FURTHER, we must look at the aligning of Nations and Events that must take place at the pouring out of the final Bowl Judgements.

Make careful note of the current-day world powers in 2022 and those conspicuously missing during the Great Tribulation, The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.

America is now, (2022), being reduced from her former stature and is being reduced and absorbed into a World Confederation. (I know many may dispute this either out of anger, angst or ignorance. But it is necessary for some current-day world powers to decrease as the appointed “End of Days Nations” can increase in power. America is being reduced because of her sins, by the Hand of God.)

The Book of Ezekiel is a prophecy about the end of days, filled with bizarre visions and puzzling revelations. There have been precursor events, foreshadowing events to the final fulfillment of this prophecy. There is much speculation about the meaning and the fulfillment of the words of Ezekiel, but there has never, in all of history, been a convergence and a concurrence of  both historical and prophetic events as we see them now.

Ezekiel:  This Book tells of the early preparations to be made before the final dramatic act of The End of the Age.

Ezekiel 38:1, “Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, verse 2, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, verse 3, and say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Verse 4. So, I will turn you around and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them magnificently dressed, a great contingent with shield and buckler, all of them wielding swords; Verse 5. Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with buckler and helmet; Verse 6. Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops, many peoples with you.”

Theme

Ezekiel the priest, assures his fellow Jews, through this prophecy, that God will one day return them to Jerusalem and restore the temple. The Jews were restored to Israel in 1948. The temple is yet to be rebuilt, but that day is drawing near.

Beneath the surface and you’ll find timeless lessons about God and his relationship with you: He’d rather forgive you than judge you. He remains faithful even if you don’t. He can use anything—even something bad—to accomplish his greater good. Ezekiel wrote this book to the Israelites living in exile. They needed to know that the God of Israel was God even in pagan Babylon. Ezekiel warned the people that their idolatry would be judged. Later, after Jerusalem’s destruction, he wrote to encourage them that God would bring them back to Judah and Jerusalem. (excerpt from Biblegateway.com).

Author:  Ezekiel

Timeline:  Between 593–571 BC.

Genre:  Allegory; Autobiography; Narrative; Oracles; Poetry; Prophecy

Original Language:  Hebrew

Audience: Jews who were taken captive to Babylonia in 597 BC.

WHO ARE THE ‘PLAYERS’?

GogGog and Magog appear in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran as individuals, tribes, or lands. In Ezekiel 38, Gog is an individual and Magog is his land; in Genesis 10, Magog is a man and eponymous ancestor of a nation, but no Gog is mentioned; and centuries later Jewish tradition changed Ezekiel’s “Gog from Magog” into “Gog and Magog”.

The Gog prophecy is meant to be fulfilled at the approach of what is called the “end of days“, but not necessarily the end of the world. Jewish eschatology viewed Gog and Magog as enemies to be defeated by the Messiah, which would usher in the age of the Messiah. Christianity‘s interpretation is more starkly apocalyptic: making Gog and Magog, here indicating nations rather than individuals, allies of Satan against God at the end of the millennium, as described in the Book of Revelation. (From Wikipedia).

Meshech, Tubal:  Meshech (also spelled Meshek) and Tubal were sons of Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah who survived the flood with him (Genesis 10:1–2). Meshech (whose name means “long, tall, or drawn out by force”) is the sixth son of Japheth. The land of Meshech is closely associated with that of Tubal, especially in a prophecy of Ezekiel. The region of Meshech is often identified as being north of the Black Sea (southern Russia and Ukraine and possibly the Republic of Georgia), and Tubal as an area in central Turkey.

The land of Meshech is used in Psalm 120:5 as a generic reference to barbarous regions where “those who hate peace” live (verse 6). The lands where Meshech’s and Tubal’s descendants settled figure significantly in some prophecies of Ezekiel, and it is in that book where they are mentioned most. In the prophecy of Ezekiel 38, Meshech and Tubal are ruled by Gog, a prince over those territories: “The word of the LORD came to me: ‘Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, “Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal”’” (Ezekiel 38:1–3). Ezekiel repeats God’s words of judgment against the descendants of the two sons of Japheth when he prophesies that God will defeat them in a war against Israel (Ezekiel 39:1–5).

Many biblical scholars equate the land of Gog in Ezekiel’s prophecies with Russia, who will attack Israel “from the far north” (Ezekiel 38:15). Meshech and Tubal could be two of the “many nations” joining Russia in their invasion of Israel (verse 6).

The advance of the alliance involving Meshech and Tubal will be like “a cloud covering the land” (Ezekiel 38:9). Some commentators believe this war, often called the Battle of Gog and Magog, will be one of the events leading up to the end-times’ tribulation. Others believe it will occur close to the midpoint of the tribulation, since Israel will feel secure at the time, “dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates” (verse 11).

God will defeat this powerful alliance (Ezekiel 38:22) to reveal His greatness to all the world (verse 23) and restore the people of Israel to a right relationship with Himself (Ezekiel 39:21–29). Meshech and Tubal, despite the strength of their numbers and help of their allies, will fall. (GotQuestions.org)

Cush: The Kingdom of Kush; Assyrian: was an ancient kingdom in Nubia, centered along the Nile Valley in what is now northern Sudan and southern Egypt.

Put – Phut or Put is the third son of Ham (one of the sons of Noah), in the biblical Table of Nations (Genesis 10:6; 1 Chronicles 1:8). The name Put (or Phut) is used in the Bible for Ancient Libya, but a few scholars proposed the Land of Punt known from Ancient Egyptian annals.

Gomer: The Hebrew name Gomer refers to the Cimmerians, who dwelt in what is now southern Russia, “beyond the Caucusus”, and attacked Assyria in the late 7th century BC.

Beth-togarmah: Togarmah is a figure in the “table of nations” in Genesis 10, the list of descendants of Noah that represents the peoples known to the ancient Hebrews. Togarmah is among the descendants of Japheth and is thought to represent some people located in Anatolia. Medieval sources claimed that Togarmah was the legendary ancestor of several peoples of the Caucasus -including Armenians and Georgians.

  1. The Great Tribulation. A period of seven years in which God’s judgment is poured out on sinful humanity (Revelation 6–16). The Antichrist’s rise to power is associated with this time period. During the tribulation on earth, the Church will be in heaven. It is thought that at this time the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will occur in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 19:6–10).
  2. The abomination of desolation. At the midway point of the seven-year tribulation, the Antichrist breaks his covenant with Israel and shows his true colors. The Jews are scattered, and many of them turn to the Lord, realizing that Jesus is their Savior. A great persecution breaks out against all those who believe in Christ (Daniel 12:11; Mark 13:14; Revelation 12:17).
  3. The Battle of Armageddon, (Revelation 16:12-20). At the end of the tribulation, Jesus returns with the armies of heaven (Mark 14:62). He saves Jerusalem from annihilation and defeats the armies of the nation’s fighting under the banner of the Antichrist (Revelation 19:11–21). The Antichrist and the false prophet are captured and thrown alive into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
  4. The Battle of Gog and Magog, (Revelation 20:7-10). In the first part of the tribulation, a great army from the north, in alliance with several other countries from the Middle East and Africa, attacks Israel and is defeated by God’s supernatural intervention (Ezekiel 38–39). (Some commentators place this battle just before the start of the tribulation.)
  5. The judgment of the nations. Christ will judge the survivors of the tribulation, separating the righteous from the wicked as “sheep” and “goats” (Matthew 25:31–46). (It is thought that at this time the Old Testament saints will be raised from the dead.) The righteous will enter the Millennial Kingdom; the wicked will be cast into hell
  6. The binding of Satan. Satan will be bound and held in a bottomless pit for the next 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1–3).
  7. The Millennial Kingdom. Jesus Himself will rule the world, and Jerusalem will be the capital. This will be a 1,000-year period of peace and prosperity on earth (Revelation 20; Isaiah 60–62). Memorial sacrifices will be offered in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 40–48).
  8. The last battle. At the end of the 1,000 years, Satan will be released from his prison for a short time. He will deceive the nations once again, and there will be a rebellion against the Lord that will be quickly defeated (Revelation 20:7–10). Satan will be cast into the lake of fire, never to reappear.
  9. The Great White Throne Judgment. All those in hell will be brought forth, and all the wicked from all eras of history will be resurrected to stand before God in a final judgment (Revelation 20:11–15). The verdicts are read, and all of sinful humanity is cast into the lake of fire.
  10. The new creation. God completely remakes the heavens and the earth. It is at this time that God wipes away all tears and there will be no more pain, death, or sorrow. The New Jerusalem descends from heaven, and the children of God will enjoy eternity with Him. (Revelation 21–22)

Finally, here is a table showing the alignment of World History, an historical overview of Daniel’s 70 Weeks and a Biblical Historical outline:

Revelation 20:1–3

I know that this is a long read and a long study, but, (#1), it is important for you, as a Disciple of Jesus to know where you are on God’s Timeline, (#2), what it means to you, (#3) what is required for you to be ready, and, (#4) what it means to be ready for what is at hand and (#5), how to prepare.

Your Brother and Friend,

Mike Young

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