Evidence From Scripture That Demands
A Verdict That We are IN The Great Tribulation NOW!!!
May 3, 2021
The most simplistic explanation of WHY we “Elect” will be going through THE GREAT TRIBULATION BEFORE Christ’s 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY which is when Christ ALSO prophesies that the Rapture will take place – is BECAUSE JESUS SAID SO!!! But rest assured that there is also an OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE that Demands a Verdict in Scripture that supports WHY JESUS SAID SO -- REALLY!!!
And to begin with Christ Himself prophesied to those of us who were of HIS SEED that all of THE SIGNS that He gave us of His 2nd Coming would ALL be converging together at the same time which we see happening TODAY. For while every Generation has prayed that their Generation would be the one in which Christ would Return with even the Disciples praying that Christ would return in their 1st Century – it is DEFINITELY this 21st Century TODAY when ALL of the Signs are converging together like NO OTHER TIME IN HISTORY. And with SPIRITUAL DECLENSION being the #1 SIGN that Christ taught would herald His Return – is it any wonder that He also prophesied that there would be such GREAT DECEPTION going on that even we “Elect” would be in danger of being deceived as we read in Matthew 24:24???!!!
And isn’t it because of the GREAT DECEPTION of Satan and the False Prophets in League with him that so much of Christendom today doesn’t even BELIEVE that we are fighting the Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD vs. EVIL and TRUTH vs. LIES which is causing THIS GREAT TRIBULATION???!!! I mean – isn’t it because of the great “falling away” from the Faith that Christ prophesied that many even Professed Christians will be “taken by surprise” at His 2ndComing???!!! It is “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology that of course holds the REAL TRUTH about these End-Times when Christ clearly prophesied that as punishment and Judgment for the GREAT APOSTASY of the Harlot Church of TODAY that He would just give people over to a reprobate mind and would pour out the 1st 2 WOES that are also the 5thand 6th Bowl Judgments of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS on those who refused to believe THE TRUTH as Paul prophesied:
“And then shall that Wicked (One who is SATAN will) be REVEALED, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even him, (which refers to all of Satan’s SEED who are THE SONS OF PERDITION!!!) whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in THEM that perish; (which are ALL of Satan’s SEED that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah is a 2/3 Remnant of this World!!! And the reason WHY they are perishing is) because they received NOT the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe A LIE: That they all might be DAMNED who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (in other words – because they love Satan’s LIES more than Christ’s TRUTHS Christ is allowing Satan to DECEIVE them!!!) (2nd Thessalonians 2:8-12)
In these verses it’s pretty clear that Paul prophesies that Christ takes full responsibility for the DAMNATION of those of THE SEED OF SATAN. And that is also confirmed by what Christ REVEALED to John in his 5th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 16 which says that Christ will pour out the 5thand 6th Bowl Judgments of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS as Judgment on those who REFUSE to believe THE TRUTH. And John saw that when everyone had been thoroughly DECEIVED by Satan to go to WAR with Christ and His Word about these End-Times which is DELUSION SQUARED – for that is a WAR that NO ONE could ever win -- that THEN Satan would lead the 2/3 Remnant of unsaved Mankind in the Final Rebellion of today that Christ also REVEALED to Daniel
recorded in Daniel Chapter 8.
Clearly – Christ 1st REVEALED to Daniel what He then REVEALED to Paul and then to John in his 5th vision – that He will LOOSE SATAN as His instrument of JUDGMENT to BLIND those who are of SATAN’S SEED. And that they will REFUSE to believe that Satan is “THE ANTICHRIST” who is now ruling this World in this time of GREAT TRIBULATION today!!! And for their REFUSAL to believe THE TRUTH they will be DAMNED!!!
It just can’t get more plain that that. And HONESTLY – with Christ REVEALING HIS DIVINE PLAN of LOOSING SATAN to DECEIVE THE NATIONS as Judgment – there is really no excuse for any TRUE CHRISTIAN to be DECEIVED about this time now of Great Tribulation. Especially when Christ prophesied that we “Elect” would be on Earth to not only SEE ALL of the SIGNS converging together – but that there would be MANY False Prophets trying to DECEIVE US when Christ WARNED: “For false christs and False Prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” (Matthew 24:24-25)
And reading what John was shown in his 3rd vision recorded in Revelation 11:18 -- it’s pretty obvious that Christ has ALREADY poured out the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments that have NOW resulted in this Final Spiritual Battle of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word when we read: “The Nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the Earth.” (Revelation 11:18)
CLEARLY – this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION is Christ’s time of WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT. And it doesn’t take a World Renowned Bible Prophecy Expert to see that the Nations which have a 2/3 Remnant of those who are of the SEED OF SATAN and have NOT been saved by Christ recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 -- are angry or enraged against God demonstrated in their warring with those of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST!!! And CLEARLY – those of us who ARE OF THE SEED OF CHRIST are outnumbered BIG TIME since Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that He would only save and “seal” and bring a 1/3 Remnant of this World’s population through the fire and the trials and tribulations of this World -- even today’s GREAT TRIBULATION.
So the1/3 Remnant of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST who Christ has NOW saved and “sealed” are outnumber by the 2/3 Remnant who are NOT SAVED and are of THE SEED OF SATAN. And if you pay attention to the Polls taken – this 2/3 Remnant who are NOT SAVED are always at ENMITY with the 1/3 Remnant of us that ARE SAVED. This is reflected in almost every Poll – REALLY!!! As an example – there was a recent Poll taken of who would be willing to DEFUND the Police. And 62% said that they would be in favor of DEFUNDING the Police – while only 33% said “NO!!! -- THAT THEY WOULD MOST DEFINITELY NOT DEFUND THE POLICE” – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
It’s hard to win this Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD vs. EVIL with odds like that which is NO DOUBT WHY Christ called this time we are living in TODAY THE GREAT TRIBULATION!!! And because of this WRATH and HATRED toward GOD and those of us who are doing our best to serve Christ in this HOSTILE environment on Evil Enemy Territory living in a world where SATAN is still “the ruler of this world” and “the god of this Age” as the Bible says – aren’t we seeing just what Christ prophesied???!!! That we living today right before His 2nd Coming and FINAL DELIVERANCE are living in days just like “the days of Noah”???!!!
I mean – hasn’t the World today AGAIN become continually wicked just like it was before the Great Flood???!!! And didn’t Christ prophesy that the Rapture would take place AFTER this time of Great Tribulation – or am I misunderstanding Matthew 24:29-31???!!! I mean -- didn’t He say that BEFORE He would Return that we “Elect” would “see the ‘Abomination of Desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the Holy place” which is of course the External Global Harlot Church of the Book of Revelation which Satan has now taken his seat in to rule the WHOLE WORLD as “THE ANTICHRIST”???!!
And didn’t Christ explicitly prophesy that after we saw “The Abomination of Desolation” of SATAN being REVEALED to take his seat in the Harlot Church when he would DECEIVE many to be AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND HIS WORD – that THEN the RAPTURE will take place???!!! HONESTLY – if one wants the most simplistic reasoning of knowing that we are now IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION and that THE RAPTURE will NOT take place until immediately AFTER this prophesied time of Great Tribulation – it’s because JESUS SAID SO!!! For after all of the SIGNS that He gave – Christ simply prophesies the Timing of The Rapture when we read:
“Immediately AFTER the (Great) Tribulation of those days the Sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens will be shaken. Then the SIGN of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then ALL the tribes of the Earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and Great Glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, (which is the LAST 7thTRUMPET!!!) and they will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:29-31)
But there really is an OVERWHELMING amount of evidence in Scripture that is less simplistic -- but still is evidence that demands a verdict that we are IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION NOW. And God Willing I can begin to present some of that evidence in this Commentary below!!!
“When The Son of Man Returns Will He Find Faith on Earth”???!!!
Certainly going through this time now of Great Tribulation – while it seems more every day now that Satan had won -- the old adage couldn’t be MORE TRUE -- that “The darkest hour is always just before the dawn.” And NOW is the dawn when “The Day of the Lord” is right on the Horizon when Christ prophesied that He would DEFEAT SATAN and will then DELIVER us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who belong to Him at THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY!!! But there’s just no denying that the ANGER is growing stronger every day now and those of Satan’s Seed are more like a cult with their culture of HATE. And their anger is first and foremost directed at Christ because those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN despise Christ’s LAWS. And because of their rebellion -- they have fallen into TOTAL LAWLESSNESS just as Paul prophesied in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2. And rest assured that TODAY is the prophesied time
that Christ will come again and Judge them.
And all the efforts of the “Elites” with their Plan of the “Great Reset” to take total Control of this World – along with the efforts of the False Prophets in the Harlot Church that John saw “riding Satan’s BEAST SYSTEM” of corrupt and oppressive Governments -- will all be for naught. For now just as Christ prophesied they are all being Judged in this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION. For John’s 6thvision confirms THE TRUTH that Christ is now bringing Babylon down to ruins just as we read recorded in Revelation Chapter 18.
Which is WHY TODAY’S GREAT TRIBULATION is the time of Harvest when Christ comes with a sharp sickle and harvests the Earth by separating forever Satan’s SEED from His SEED. CLEARLY -- the evidence that demands a verdict that today is THE GREAT TRIBULATION is SO EVIDENT now when we see that the Love of God has grown so cold that there is Tremendous HATRED evidenced by TOTAL LAWLESSNESS and a break-down of Law and Order all around the Globe. And again – the anger is directed AGAINST CHRIST HIMSELF and His Word and Laws – for this Final Spiritual Battle which John called by the CRYPTIC NAMES of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” is a SPIRITUAL battle of MAN AT WAR WITH GOD AND HIS WORD.
And what we are seeing today is “The Lawless Man” that Christ had Paul prophesy would come in a GREAT MULTITUDE before the Return of Christ as we read in 2nd Thessalonians 2 who are enraged or are angry against God having the ANTI-CHRIST SPIRIT of Satan because they are of THE SEED OF SATAN. And John sees that their wrath or anger against God will turn to fear as he describes how they weep and mourn when they see the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” where they exist on this Earth in their unsaved soul existence being brought down to ruins by “THE FINGER OF GOD” recorded in Revelation Chapter 18!!!
And just as Christ prophesied -- faith is scarce and not found in anyone but the 1/3 Remnant that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that He had chosen to save. And so we have come to the FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE in which Christ is pouring out the LAST 3 WOES against those who have “fallen away” from His Word when even Professed Christians no longer hold Christ’s Words in esteem but treat the Words of Man with higher Esteem than the very Words of Christ. And that’s WHY He clearly prophesied that the GENERATION OF EVIL who are the 2/3 Remnant of this World that are of Satan’s SEED and Family -- will NOT “pass away” until they are thoroughly DEFEATED by Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle. And they will NOT be given a 2ndchance after the Church is RAPTURED – HARDLY!!! – but will be thrown into HELL on the LAST DAY when Christ prophesied: “Assuredly, I say to you, this Generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.” (Matthew 24:34)
HONESTLY -- if anyone wants to know WHY Christ would leave His Congregation here to go through this Great Tribulation to CLEANSE the Temple BEFORE the Rapture – all one has to do is to look at what the End-Time Harlot External Global Church has done to Him. For they have made gods after their own image including THEMSELVES!!! Not to mention that these False Prophets have done their best to silence and kill the witness of all of Christ’s SEED in The True Eternal Universal Church of Christ who would dare speak up against their SPIRITUAL IDOLATRY. Is it any wonder WHY Christ is NOW CLEANSING THE TEMPLE???!!! What we are seeing TODAY is just what Daniel saw in his 2nd vision of the Ram and the Goat which prophesies that “the little horn” is SATAN who has now been LOOSED by Christ to take his seat in the Harlot Church as “THE ANTICHRIST” to lead this FINAL REBELLION when we read:
“Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people and the daily sacrifice were GIVEN over to it. (which refers to Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great”!!!) It (Satan’s Kingdom!!!) prospered in everything it did, and TRUTH was thrown to the ground. Then I heard a Holy one speaking, and another Holy one said to him , “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled -- the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?” He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.” (Daniel 8:12-14)
CLEARLY – the detestable things Christ had Ezekiel see in his vision -- was that His Congregation of the Old Testament Days were doing the same things today when we read: “Son of man, do you see what they are doing -- the utterly detestable things the Israelites are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary?” (Ezekiel 8:6) And John prophesied that because of the detestable things that are being done TODAY that the Temple will be CLEANSED just as Daniel prophesied above when he wrote from the Lord that Babylon would fall as we read in Revelation 14:8-10 and again in Revelation Chapter 18 – and that the False Prophets of the Harlot Church will fall with it!!!
John prophesied that “ sacrifice and offering will be taken away” which means that Salvation will END before this Final Judgment of the Harlot Church could even begin with SATAN being LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle when we read: “At that very hour there was a severe Earthquake and a tenth of the City collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the Earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of Heaven.” (Revelation 11:13)
This is clearly CRYPTIC LANGUAGE – but suffice it to say that the “Great Earthquake” spoken of here in John’s 3rd vision records the 7thPlague and 3rd WOE that will soon be poured out after this Final Spiritual Battle and the GREAT TRIBULATION ENDS on the Final Day of Judgment. And all of those who are left in the Evil City of “Babylon the Great” to watch it fall are NOT LITERALLY 7000 – but the 7000 people represent the “TOTALITY” of this House that is now “Left desolate” because of its APOSTASY. For their candlestick which is the “continual or daily light” has been moved out of its place. And the remnant 2/3 who have NOT been measured as CHRIST’S SEED and “Elect” are now beginning to be frightened because of this great thing that
God is now doing by Judging His Church.
THINK ABOUT IT – NO WHERE does John prophesy that THE RAPTURE happens BEFORE Christ REVEALED the Fall of Babylon to him. For he explicitly prophesies that the 1/3 Remnant who were NOT “cut off” see the desolation of this SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” Fall standing afar off in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where we exist in our saved soul existence here on Earth now waiting for the 2ndComing of Christ. But what he does see is that those who have masqueraded as Christ’s True Prophets were no longer counted as part of the representation of the Bride of Christ but are “cut off” in the CLEANSING of the Temple. And just as Christ told the False Prophets who He drove out of the Temple at His 1st Coming – the False Prophets at His 2nd Coming will be left completely desolate after this time of 2,300 days of GREAT TRIBULATION that it will take to CLEANSE THE TEMPLE.
The TRUTH of Christ’s True Eschatology makes Man’s False Eschatology sound pretty LUDICROUS when it prophesies that over half of the 7.8 BILLION people on Earth will be killed by the Last 7 Plagues being poured out AFTER the Rapture. For Man’s Eschatology says that the 7 Plagues won’t even begin to be poured out until “THE ANTICHRIST” is REVEALED after the Rapture and THEN the Great Tribulation will begin – REALLY???!!! HONESTLY – NONE of that was prophesied because NONE OF IT IS TRUE!!! For if it were TRUE – then WHY does Christ prophesy that so many will be “taken by surprise” and that He will come as “a thief” at His 2nd Coming???!!! THINK ABOUT IT -- how could anyone on Earth be “taken by surprise” if over 3.9 BILLION people have died from 7 Plagues in just a few years – wouldn’t they know that THE END was upon them???!!! For if that many are killed “NO ONE WOULD BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE” – and wouldn’t that
make Christ’s Word A LIE????!!!
THINK ABOUT IT -- didn’t Christ have John prophesy that everyone on Earth would be gathered for “Armageddon” which is TODAY’S Final Spiritual Battle BEFORE the 7thPlague is poured out???!!! And didn’t John see the 1st 2 Woes which are the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments being poured out with everyone on Earth recorded in his 3rd vision in Revelation Chapter 11 when he prophesied BEFORE the 7th Plague: “The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly”???!!! I don’t see any mention of a Rapture before “Armageddon” in this 3rd vision of John’s – but what I do read is that Christ had John prophesy that the Final Spiritual Battle of “Armageddon” would take place and THEN Christ comes as “a thief” and next John records that the 7th Plague is then poured out
when we read:
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” (Revelation 16:15-16) And THEN John prophesied THE END OF THE WORLD!!!
The Book of Daniel Holds the Key To Truly Understanding These End-Times
Which Also Prophesies Today’s Great Tribulation
The topic of the TIMING OF THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ is what I’ve been studying and writing my Commentaries on for Christ for over 20 years now. And I PRAY that this Commentary will be the 1st of many future Commentaries in which I give evidence that demands a verdict that we are TODAY in the time of the Great Tribulation just as Christ prophesied we would be before His 2ndComing. And because Christ told Daniel that He would unseal and open the visions He was giving to him as the time of the END drew near – I have been praying my heart out every day for a very long time that Christ would open and unseal the meaning of what He REVEALED to Daniel in his last 4 visions so that I can continue to write these Commentaries for Him until He sounds the LAST TRUMPET.
And rest assured that Christ is definitely SPEAKING and REVEALING to those of us who are asking and listening to Him just as Daniel did about the Events that we are now seeing. And CLEARLY those events confirm that Christ’s 2ndComing will take place AFTER THE GREAT TRIBULATION that we are in TODAY – NOT BEFORE!!! For what Daniel prophesied in his 2nd vision not only took place during the time of the Greek Empire – but it was also a prediction and prophecy of today’s time of GREAT TRIBULATION when he saw the rise of “the little horn” who is SATAN who has TODAY taken his seat in the End-Time Church as “THE ANTICHRIST” when we read:
"Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. It grew until it reached the Host of the Heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the Earth and trampled on them. (which is no doubt a picture of today’s Final Spiritual Battle when Satan is trying his best to NEUTRALIZE the witness of those of us coming with the True Eschatology of Christ!!!) It set itself up to be as great as the Commander of the Army of the Lord; (who of course is CHRIST!!!) it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and His sanctuary was thrown down.” (Daniel 8:9-11)
This of course is again HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE – for what Daniel was seeing in his vision was NOT a prophecy about a LITERAL ram – or a LITERAL goat – or a LITERAL “little horn” growing in greatness in his 2nd vision which he received in the 3rd year of King Belshazzar (551 BC) – HARDLY!!! He was seeing what was to happen at the END OF TIME which is TODAY!!! We are told that Daniel didn’t understand the meaning of all that he was seeing in this vision which is WHY the Angel Gabriel was sent to interpret this vision for not only Daniel but for us living today in this 21stCentury
when Gabriel told Daniel:
“Understand that the vision concerns the time of the END.” (meaning of course THE END OF THE WORLD which is the time we are living in TODAY!!!) (Daniel 8:17) Daniel then fell into a deep sleep when Gabriel touched him causing Daniel to again stand up at which time Gabriel said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of WRATH, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end.” (Daniel 8:19)
The Hebrew meaning of “little horn” is that the “horn” that Daniel saw growing until it “waxed Great” went out from “littleness.” In other words – it started out from a small or little beginning but grew as Daniel watched in his vision. And if one can understand the CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MEANING with the help of Christ’s Holy Spirit – then they can see and understand with THE MIND OF CHRIST that this vision is no less than Christ REVEALING how SATAN in his guise as “THE ANTICHRIST” rises up from the last of the four horns of the divided Greek Empire. And believe me – I am well aware that Man’s ever-so-popular Eschatology identifies Rome to be the Empire denoted by Daniel’s 4thKingdom – but this view is just NOT supported by Christ’s TRUE ESCHATOLOGY. For it’s no coincidence that Christ had Paul write of “the Jews and the Greeks” as a synonym for the Human Race – NEVER “the Jews and the Romans” – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And that’s not the only reason that Rome is NOT the Empire that FORESHADOWS this Final 4thEmpire of Satan -- because although the New Testament mentions Rome in association with Christ’s Ministry – that is ONLY because it happened to be the ruling Empire at the time. For Rome is NEVER mentioned by name in Prophetic Scripture unlike “Babylon – Persia – and Greece” – ALL of which are SPEICIFICALLY MENTIONED. This means that the last ancient Kingdom of Prophetic note in the Bible is GREECE – NOT ROME!!!
There’s not enough time to go into ALL of the details in this Commentary – but suffice it to say that the “four horns” in Daniel Chapter 8 represent not just 4 LITERAL Kingdoms to arise after Alexander – but all the Nations to be influenced by Greece that have risen since Alexander the Great’s death. Which is WHY these “four horns” represent all the Nations to THE END OF THE WORLD which includes us living NOW!!! Meaning that they incorporate the 4th and last Kingdom of SATAN that is REVEALED in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the Statue of Satan and his 4 last epoch rules of this World. And it’s not surprising that this Final 4th Kingdom of Satan is prophesied to be “like unto a leopard” which John also was shown in his 4th vision recorded in Revelation 13:2
when we read:
“Now THE BEAST (which refers to SATAN as “THE ANTICHRIST”!!!) which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The Dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. (referring to Satan as “THE BEAST” who is also called “The Dragon” which all “typify” his role as “THE ANTICHRIST” in the Harlot Church. And make no mistake -- that role also “typifies” the greatness of the Greek Army!!!)
CLEARLY – Greece became a Mighty Kingdom under Alexander the Great and that is WHY we read that “the goat waxed very great” in Daniel’s vision. For in the space of only a few years – Alexander had conquered the KNOWN WORLD of his day which was the most extensive territory ever to be taken by just ONE RULER. But as History records Alexander became ill and died unexpectedly at the age of 32 and “the great horn was broken” as Daniel 8:8 reveals. And there came up “four notable ones (i.e. “horns”) toward the four winds of Heaven” – meaning that Alexander’s Empire was divided into 4 Kingdoms which were less powerful than the parent “horn” when we read: “Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms shall stand up out of the Nation, but NOT (as great) IN HIS POWER.” (meaning not as great as the power which Alexander the Great had) (Daniel 8:22)
History has proved this prophecy correct – for the Generals who succeeded Alexander the Great never ruled with his power. And this was meant to convey that NO FUTURE WORLD LEADER will ever eclipse the dominion achieved by Alexander the Great – and CERTAINLY NOT one who will rule the WHOLE WORLD in this TIME OF THE END!!! For only SATAN could have that much POWER being “the ruler of this World” and “the god of this Age.”
And that’s such an important concept to understand with so many in Christendom today thinking that ONE PARTICULAR MAN will step up on the stage of Human History soon as “THE ANTICHRIST.” For one thing that Daniel understood completely was that the Statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream was a Statue of SATAN who would rule the last 4 Great Empires of this World. And King Nebuchadnezzar along with Alexander the Great and a host of men after them are all just “types” of ANTICHRISTS who have served under SATAN who is the SUPREME ENEMY OF CHRIST and “THE ANTICHRIST” prophesied to rule the last 4thKingdom of TODAY!!! And rest assured that SATAN obtained this WORLDWIDE DOMINION over this Human Race in the Garden of Eden. And it took Christ dying on the Cross to set His Chosen 1/3 Remnant FREE from the Bondage of this Evil King of the Spiritual Realm who is Satan ruling as King still in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” to this very day.
And that is WHY this vision had a dual meaning – for the “four horns” typify Alexander’s divided Empire -- but also is a prophecy of the Nations of the World at the END of Satan’s Final 4th Empire of TODAY!!! And the dual fulfillment is fitting – for of all the Empires of this World – including this Modern World of TODAY owes the most to the Greeks for its achievements in the Arts – politics – science – technology – philosophy – and civics which forms the very foundation of the Western Society in this present time.
And make no mistake – “the little horn” that is prophesied in Daniel 8:9 came forth from one of the four horns of the divided Greek Empire AFTER Alexander the Great had died. Undoubtedly – this was from the time of the Seleucid division which had the rise of the cruel King Antiochus IV Epiphanes that is established in Daniel 11:21-35 as a FORESHADOW of the coming ANTICHRIST under the typification of “The King of the North.” In other words -- Antiochus was one of the Greek Kings of the Seleucid Empire who reigned over Syria from 175 BC until 164 BC. And what he is MOST famous for is that he “typifies” the King of the North” which is none other than a prophecy of SATAN rising up as John saw in his 6th vision recorded later in the Book of Revelation as “the 8th King” detailed in Daniel 11:36-45 when Daniel also prophesied about
SATAN rising up TODAY at the End of Time!!!
In other words – both Daniel and John were shown that when the Nations along with the Harlot Church had reached this time of TODAY’S GREAT REBELLION that it would be “The Abomination of Desolation” that Christ prophesied would initiate this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE which He prophesied would cause a time of GREAT TRIBULATION for us “Elect” who are HIS SEED being fiercely attacked and persecuted and having our witness destroyed by those of Satan’s SEED when we read: “In the latter time of their Kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the FULL, a King of fierce countenance and understanding dark sentences shall stand up.” (which of course is SATAN!!!) (Daniel 8:23)
And just as Antiochus IV Epiphanes sought to exterminate the religious beliefs of God’s SEED by fierce means including torture – murder – harsh edicts and the desecration of Temples and any worship in them – so Christ was showing Daniel and us through this vision that SATAN would come fiercely against the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ at the End of time to destroy its witness. And that is just what we see happening TODAY in this time now of Great Tribulation -- IS IT NOT???!!!
Satan Has Been Revealed to Be Ruling the WHOLE WORLD TODAY
As “THE ANTICHRIST” Just as it was Prophesied
There’s just no denying that “the little horn” that Daniel saw in his 2nd vision is SATAN who has now been REVEALED at “this proper time” of GREAT TRIBULAITON to be ruling the WHOLE WORLD. And that is confirmed by Daniel prophesying from Christ that when the transgressors of the LAW have now become TOTALLY LAWLESS is the same time that John saw in his 6th vision that the 8th King will rise up in this time of GREAT TRIBULATION from the previous 7 Kingdoms of this World that Satan has also ruled over when we read:
“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven Kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. THE BEAST that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. “The ten horns which you saw are ten Kings who have received no Kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as Kings with THE BEAST. (which describes this time of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!)
“These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to THE BEAST. These will MAKE WAR with the Lamb, (and those of us in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” as John saw in his 7th vison recorded in Revelation Chapter 20!!!) and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (which describes Christ’s Christian Army on Earth TODAY fighting this Final Spiritual Battle along with Christ!!!) (Revelation 17:9-14)
CLEARLY – what we are reading is the FULFILLMENT of Paul’s Prophecy when Paul prophesied that Christ would take His restraint off of SATAN at the END OF TIME and that “THE ANTICHRIST” who is SATAN would be REVEALED at the “proper time” that he was ruling the WHOLE WORLD which Christ called “The Abomination of Desolation”!!! And it is also fulfilling the 2ndHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. For Christ REVEALED to Daniel that Satan’s rise as “THE ANTICHRIST” would cause desolation in the Harlot Church and a time of GREAT TRIBULATION for us “Elect” who are told to “Come out of Babylon” where John saw the End-Time Church “riding THE BEAST” of today’s United Nations ruled over by SATAN!!! And this is also confirmed when Christ had both Ezekiel and John call SATAN by the CRYPTIC NAME of “Gog” – when they both also prophesied that SATAN would be HELL BENT after being LOOSED -- to lead TODAY’S Final Rebellion against Christ and His Christian Army as we read in Daniel 8:11-19. So to ignore all of what Paul prophesied along with what Daniel and Ezekiel and John’s visions prophesied would be pretty foolish because they hold the KEY to understanding what we see happening TODAY – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
HONESTLY – it’s hard NOT to see that Satan is NOW ruling the World by deceiving the MINDS of the 2/3 Remnant of those not saved in this World’s population to go to WAR with Christ and the 1/3 Remnant of this World’s population today that Christ has now saved. In other words -- this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE involves nothing less than MIND CONTROL with Satan DECEIVING THE MASSES in all the Nations of the World to fight against Christ and His Word and those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST trying to bring the Word of Christ. And isn’t that what we see happening today???!!! I mean -- hasn’t TRUTH all but been cut off with so many people in High Places LYING to us and trying to deceive us in every aspect of life???!!! And when even our Christian Leaders keep saying that this is NOT the Great Tribulation???!!!
Rest assured that Satan’s Modus Operandi has NOT changed since the Garden of Eden – for Satan fights with DECEPTION. And CLEARLY -- this Final Battle is SPIRITUAL – NOT a Military Battle – and NOT a battle fought over any piece of property on this sin-cursed Earth which Christ plans to destroy by FIRE on the LAST DAY. That’s WHY the TRUTH according to Christ’s True Eschatology and what He REVEALED to John in his 7 visions recorded now in the awesome Book of Revelation – is that “Armageddon” is the conquest of Christ over SATAN and all Evil. In other words – it’s the SPIRITUAL PLACE of Christ’s VICTORY – NOT a physical place. And HONESTLY – is it any wonder WHY Satan would NOT want this true meaning of “Armageddon” which is also called the “Gog and Magog Battle” to be known when the FINAL OUTCOME will be his demise and DEFEAT???!!!
Both Daniel and John were Given Visons of Satan’s Army of 200 Million Demons Loosed with Satan from Hell to Fight This Final Spiritual Battle
Which is Causing a Time of Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ!!!
It is very significant that Daniel’s Prophetic Office coincided with the Exile of God’s people in the Old Testament Days to Babylon – AND HERE’S WHY!!! The Babylonian Captivity of Daniel and Ezekiel and Jeremiah’s Day is presented in the Bible as foreshadowing the External Global Harlot Church’s End-Time Captivity TODAY TO WORLDLINESS. And this time of Captivity which is outlined in both Daniel’s visions about these End-Times and John’s 7 visions in The Book of Revelation -- also REVEAL that we are TODAY living in the 2ndHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy when SATAN IS LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle. In other words -- the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy started at the Cross when Christ’s Restored Kingdom was inaugurated. And the 2nd Half BEGAN when Satan was LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle which is where we are TODAY on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline.
And CLEARLY -- this Final Spiritual Battle is creating a time of GREAT TRIBULATION for us True Prophets of Christ who are in Christ’s Army on Earth today fighting this Battle of GOOD AND EVIL and TRUTH AND LIES until the CONSUMMATION when Christ’s Kingdom will END on Earth on THE LAST DAY. And “The Rapture Truth” in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST will be Raptured to the New Heavens and the New Earth on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity AFTER this Final Spiritual Battle which is causing today’s Great Tribulation – NOT BEFORE!!! And that it is Satan and his False Prophets who will be cast out of Christ’s Kingdom forever for promoting SATANIC LIES about these End-Times.
I know that I’ve written about Daniel’s visions before – but these visions are so very important to understand these End-Times that the significance of them just can’t be reiterated enough. Which is WHY I’m writing about them AGAIN!!! For it needs to be demonstrated that the awesome Book of Daniel comprises 12 Chapters which are divided into 2 sections of 6 Chapters each. With the 1stsection being mainly Historical -- while the 2nd section is mainly predictive of what has happened since Daniel was given his 70th Week Prophecy which includes the time of Christ 1st Coming until His soon 2nd Coming!!! And there are 4 visions in the 2ndsection of the Book of Daniel which are the predictive Half of the Book which are predicting the following events many of which we are seeing being FULFILLED today when we read this Outline below of Daniel’s last 4 visions which include:
CLEARLY – Daniel’s awesome Book was meant to convey that SATAN was “THE ANTICHRIST” of the Final 4thEpoch Empire pictured in King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue of Satan’s rule on Earth. And Daniel’s visons are then confirmed by the 7 visions REVEALED to John which also prophesy this time of GREAT TRIBULATION when Daniel was 1st shown that: “The ten horns are ten Kings who shall arise from this Kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three Kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, (and he) shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.” (Daniel 7:24-25)
This prophecy is definitely describing the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which is occurring NOW!!! But notice that in Daniel’s vision how the “10 Kings” of the Earth rally against Christ but are DEFEATED when we read next: “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. (referring to SATAN!!!) Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of ALL the Kingdoms under Heaven will be handed over to the Holy people of the Most High. His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey Him.’” (referring of course to CHRIST and His Kingdom of Heaven!!!) (Daniel 7:26-27)
And SIGNIFICANTLY – that is exactly what Christ REVEALED to John in his 6th vision about SATAN’S DEFEAT HAPPENING TODAY when we read that “10 Kings” will MAKE WAR with Christ and are THOROUGHLY DEFEATED before the 2nd Coming of Christ!!! And what is also very SIGNIFICANT to understand is that the Number 10 signifies “COMPLETENESS” which represents the COMPLETENESS of the EVIL POWER upon the Earth which has been sourced in THE BEAST and his Evil Beast System since the Garden of Eden. And “THE BEAST” is none other than “the Dragon” and “the little horn” who is also “the 8th King” who is now “THE ANTICHRIST” sitting in the External Global Harlot Church trying to force upon the World the UN’S 2030 Agenda of “the Great Reset” in which Satan and the “Elites” in League with him plan to enforce to rule the Whole World.
And sadly – now the Harlot Church is every bit as much in bed with Satan’s BEAST SYSTEM at Christ’s 2nd Coming as so many of the Pharisees and the Sadducees were in bed with the oppressive Roman Empire at the time of Christ’s 1stComing. And that is WHY John prophesied that he saw the Harlot Church “riding THE BEAST” who AGAIN is SATAN ruling all the Nations in the United Nations BEFORE the 2nd Coming of Christ!!!
And AGAIN what is so extremely important to understand TODAY – is that SATAN was the Man in the Statue of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream who is “THE ANTICHRIST” – NOT One Particular Man of the Future who hasn’t even stepped up on the stage of Human History yet!!! And that it has been SATAN who has ultimately ruled over and impelled the EVIL DESIRES of the 2/3 Remnant of this World that Christ chose NOT TO SAVE in all the Nations of the World since Daniel’s Day!!! So there is just no reason to look for ONE PARTICULAR MAN who will do Satan’s bidding as “THE ANTICHRIST” when Satan himself is “the little horn” and “THE ANTICHRIST” and he has a VAST ARMY of Antichrists in League with him NOW fighting this Final Spiritual Battle!!!
CLEARLY -- it is SATAN who had the head of Gold which depicted him as “the Prince of Babylon” during the Babylonian Era. And it is SATAN whose breast and arms of silver in that Statue of him represent him as “the Prince of Persia” during the Medo-Persian rule. Not to mention that it is the belly and thighs made up of brass that depicted him as “the Prince of Greece” during the Greek Era. In other words – Christ is using the standout Nations of their day to also “typify” the successive 4 Epoch rules of Satan on Earth since Daniel’s Day which also includes this FINAL 4TH EMPIRE depicting Satan as “the Prince of the United Nations” TODAY!!!
Christ’s True Eschatology prophesies that just like Daniel and Ezekiel and Jeremiah’s days on Earth -- that we living today before the 2nd Coming of Christ will be IN this End-Time Judgment which is being poured out on Satan and his False Prophets – NOT RAPTURED OUT OF IT!!! And it should be noted that the “10 horns” which are “10 Kings” have ALWAYS EXISTED – for this is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the Nations of the World having Human rulership that has more often than NOT been ruled over by SATAN!!! But it is not until the DEMONIC HOST is LOOSED in these last of the LAST DAYS of Mankind when THE BEAST’S rulership over Mankind reaches its climax.
For Christ REVEALS through John’s 4th vision that the “10 Kings” will be “crowned” indicating that they have reached a sufficient level of wickedness when we read: “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a BEAST rising up out of the sea, (which is no doubt referring to the sea of Humanity!!!) having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten CROWNS, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” (meaning that Satan is now the Final 8th King who has been crowned to lead this Rebellion of Mankind now against Christ!!!) (Rev. 13:1)
And John confirms this when He writes that near the time of Christ’s 2nd Coming that “the 10 horns” which are “10 Kings” representing ALL the Leaders of the World will receive “power” as Kings for “one hour” with “THE BEAST” which is this time of GREAT TRIBUATION!!!
I’ve run out of space but will continue this topic of the Great Tribulation further in my next Commentary. Mary Sullivan