The "Prophecies" of the book of Revelation and what they mean
Certain things are predicted. First two "anti-Christ's" must come. And those were Napoleon and Adolph Hitler.
Second there had to occur a "seven year tribulation period" of unprecedented carnage. This already occurred, it was between the years of 1938 to 1945, World War Two and the Holocaust. It is more commonly thought that World War Two started in 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland but that is incorrect. WWII actually started in 1938 when Germany annexed Austria, effectively putting Austria's 192,000 Jews under Hitler's thumb and throwing them into the Holocaust. The year 1938 was the beginning of the "seven year tribulation", which then ended in 1945.
Third, there had to be a peace agreement that was in place at the time and that was broken halfway through "the tribulation" that spelled beginning of the mass persecution and near destruction of Israel. That was the German-Russian peace agreement that in part divided the conquered country of Poland between the both of the countries. Then as it was predicted, the peace agreement was broken halfway through the tribulation on June 22nd, 1941 by Germany's invasion of Russia and this at the same time signaled the beginning of the "final solution" phase of the Holocaust. The country of Israel existed at that time in dispersion or exile primarily scattered throughout Europe and that is what is meant by the near destruction of Israel.
The long prophesied "Seven Year Tribulation" (or as it is now more commonly called - "the Holocaust") started with Hitler's annexation of Austria on March 12th, 1938 and ended three days after the dropping of the second atomic bomb "fat man" on Nagasaki, Japan on August 12th, 1945.
The reason that the Father sent the Holocaust in the first place is officially explained by God in "the parable of the wedding feast". Also in this parable, God for the first time documents the reasons for the official transition of the title of "the chosen people" from the members of the now dead religion of "Judaism" (which really means - "those who accept only half of God's words in the bible") to the "Christians" (which really means - "those who accept all of God's words, the whole bible").
The parable of the wedding feast goes as follows, 1"Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, 2"The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. 3"And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. 4"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."' 5"But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, 6and the rest seized his slaves and they mistreated them and they killed them. (Jesus and most of the old testament prophets) 7"But then the King became enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their cities on fire. (the Holocaust) 8"Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite them to the wedding feast.' 10"Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found who would come, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests". Matthew 22:1-10
After the Jewish Messiah sent by God was officially rejected, Jesus then prophesied and foretold of the upcoming tribulation period of the Holocaust that would come about as a result of that rejection in Matthew 24:19-22, 19"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short".
God has no problems with people of the Jewish nationality (blood), in fact many many many of them have long ago made the proper transition into Protestant Christianity. His problem is solely with the people still messing around with this long dead religion of "Judaism". God closed the final chapter on that book some two thousand years ago. It exists only in some very old and very dusty history volumes on his shelf.
Any thinking person would find it simply impossible still to think of themselves as members of any "chosen people" and to at the same time reconcile that with the irrefutable fact of the very clear sign from God of the Holocaust.
Answer me this, can God stop any mans heart if he wills it? Yes. Then why did God not stop the hearts of Hitler, Goring and Goebbels? It was because they were delivering the fulfillment of "the parable of the wedding feast" and they had a job to do for him. Time to wake up and to stop candy coating reality. The Father even had Hitler lose his mind and start a blatantly impossible invasion of Russia just to keep the death squads still in business, just so that he could keep up their rampage and clear out the rest of Poland and the Ukraine also.
And just how did the "enraged King" of the parable of the wedding feast act out and express his justifiable wrath? This was foretold and predicted in the prophetic verse of Revelation 19:15, "He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God". God was saying in that verse that he will stomp all the murdering and complaining "grapes" who killed all of his prophets in one uncontrollable frenzy of death and destruction (the Holocaust). And guess who "the grapes" are? You might consider that it is finally time to stop provoking the Father.
The "two False Christ's", were Jim Jones, and David Koresh.
It was predicted that there had to come two "false Christ's" who would falsely declared themselves to be the second coming of Jesus and who then would be destroyed by God along with all of their followers for doing so, these were David Koresh of the "Waco Massacre" and Jim Jones of the "Jonestown Massacre".
At the time of the fire at Waco. This song
was playing at full volume. It had been playing. Over and over. For five
straight days. This is the song one false Christ heard in his ear as he died. At
Nancy Sinatra. "These boots are made for walking". "And that's just what they'll do".
"And you think you will never get burned. Huh! I just found me a new box of matches."
Revelations was written by John of Patmos, John was an early Christian leader who found himself at odds with the Roman authorities and was put into exile on Patmos, a tiny island used as a prison off of the coast of Greece. The reason he was in trouble was that he was spreading the then forbidden religion of Christianity, this was right after the time that Nero began persecuting the Christians to punish them because they were blamed for the accidental fire that burned half of Rome.
Nero, whose name when translated into numbers in the Greek language of the time equals and identifies the famed "666" or the "numbers of the beast" character mentioned. (Revelation 13:18) An interesting side note, a few very old translations say that the number mentioned actually should read "616", but this number also still translates to the word "Nero" only in Latin, the other common language for the manuscripts of the day. 666 spells "Nero" in Greek, 616 spells "Nero" in Latin.
Proper interpretation is the key to understanding Revelations, for instance when Joseph interpreted the Pharaoh's dream of seven fat cows entering the Nile and then seven lean cows coming out of the Nile, (Genesis 41:1-4) the interpretation was that there were to be seven years of plenty that would then be followed up by seven years of famine.
When the book of Revelation describes things like "there came giant locusts arrayed for battle, with teeth like a lion and scales like iron breastplates, and having a sting in their tail like a scorpion and making the noise of many chariots", (Rev. 9:7-10) there are many naive people expecting to see just such a monster instead of correctly interpreting the description of a modern day attack helicopter.
When Revelation 8:10 describes "great stars that fell from Heaven, blazing like a torch", this describes the V2 rockets that fell on England in World War II.
The other "numbers of the beast" mentioned in Revelation 13:16 that "causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor to be marked on the right hand or forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark or the number of the beast". This describes the modern advent of credit cards and you either have to have the actual card in your hand or you must remember the number in your forehead (for purchasing off the internet) in order to buy or sell. It is a voluntary mark that everyone must have in order to purchase most things, especially those things off of the internet.
"The Beast" mentioned there is the commonality of the bankers who have found a "legal way" to usurp the usury laws and to inflict us with their spiders web of outrageous interest rates, unjustifiable fees and the huge late penalties that make the Beast want to drool. The Beast has even gotten the lawmakers to fall into their line and to force legislation which gives the Beast unprecedented control of your life. If you do not pay the Beast for instance, the Beast will force you into bankruptcy and take your home away. The Beast rules with an iron fist.
In Revelation 18:2 is says "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!" which describes the U.S. overthrow of Iraq which in ancient times was called Babylon.
The "multi headed beast" that was to be put in power by Satan is Catholicism and this was predicted in Revelation 13:1-4,
"Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were many blasphemous names. (all the fake second "Gods" that Satan said to begin praying to, the fake so called "virgin Mary" and all the so called "saints") 2And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion And the dragon (Satan) gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 3I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed (the Protestant Reformation did not fully kill the beast, it recovered) And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; 4they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" (Revelation 13:1-4)
God can wage war with him.
And the "grievous wound" that severely injured the head of the beast but that did not fully kill it was the Protestant Reformation.
It is written in Revelations that when Jesus comes again he will have "a sword coming out of his mouth". Revelation 19:15, "Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations". What this refers to is the sword of the tongue. An unapologetic rendering of God's true and perfect will each and every time and on each and every subject. You will always get a straight and unadulterated rendition of God's bottom line about every subject from him. This was written of, "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword". (Matthew 10:34
Finally, "the parable of the fig
24:32-34) it says that the second coming must
arrive "within one lifetime of when Israel was formed in one day".
Israel was formed with a single UN vote in
And one lifetime later.
Is right now.
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