Catastrophe Theory- This is a study in the catastrophies for the past thousands of years and how they warn us of what we could easily experience in our day.
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It is often true that God used natural phenomena to accomplish miraculous events in biblical history. It is not blasphemous to investigate these possibilities. The miracle is that God, in his eternal sovereignty, planned these phenomena to coincide with the need. If the parting of the Red Sea was arranged by God, using some natural earth activity, this is no less a miracle than if he had simply told a million angels to stand and hold the water back.
Some celestial events that happen in order to fulfill a prophetic moment may have been set in motion by God at the time of the creation of the world long ago. This is a very convincing proof of the sovereignty of God. It proves that God has all things ready to happen on his schedule. While this is terrifying in terms of the actual catastrophe, it is a comfort to know that nothing is taking God by surprise.
In this discussion we look at the Catastrophe Theory of Immanuel Velikovsky, a Russian Jew who did massive research into the epic stories of ancient cultures in which they describe a universal flood of the whole earth, and we may talk about a few other of Velakovsky's findings..
This man was hated by the scientific community the way Galileo was hated by the Pope. The religion of Evolution felt very threatened by Velikovsky because his research was in the religious writings of the ancient world, including the Bible. Indeed, if the Bible told us where to find all the fossils of all the extinct animals, the Evolutionists would reject the Bible and keep themselves ignorant. While the anthropologist finds religion an essential part of his world of study, the Evolutionist hates God, and thus, he hates anyone who discusses religion. There is nothing more useless than a closed min.
Evolutionists had just succeeded in establishing a beachhead of their own religion, and along came a man talking about religious history. To this day, when the cosmologists are forced to make an observation or correction of their errors, they follow the statement with a disclaimer of Velikovsky. I think there is no better commendation of his work than the hate of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris for Velikovsky.
Again, I want to caution us all in this study. God needs no help doing his works. But, when we find that God arranged for natural events to coincide with his protection of his people, or his arrangement of natural events result in his judgment of the wicked, we see the miracle of it with no less impact than if he had simply suspended the laws of nature for an instant. The truth of the sovereignty of God is made powerful in this study. Again, when God wants to suspend natural laws, he is the law giver, and he does exactly what glorifies him and fulfills his will. A classic example of them is when Jesus walked on the water. Only an effete snob theologian would try to explain that naturally.
We end this study by looking at the coming Kingdom reign of Christ, the Messiah. This is the good news which tells us about 1000 years of no catastrophes when the earth will bloom like a rose and be only friendly to humanity.
As some of my readers have learned, I avoid dividing up my articles into parts. Many web journals do this so that they can post more ads and make more nickels. This is why I use "long form" formats. There is a lot to cover in this discussion, but it is all right here. You do not have to keep clicking through to find the whole story.
Notwithstanding Velikovsky's dozen or so publications in medical and psychoanalytic journals in the 1920s and 1930s, the work for which he became well known was developed by him during the early 1940s, while living in New York City. He summarized his core ideas in an affidavit in November 1942, and in two privately published Scripta Academica pamphlets entitled Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History (1945) and Cosmos without Gravitation (1946).
Rather than have his ideas dismissed wholesale because of potential flaws in any one area, Velikovsky then chose to publish them as a series of book volumes, aimed at a lay audience, dealing separately with his proposals on ancient history, and with areas more relevant to the physical sciences. Velikovsky was a passionate Zionist, and this did steer the focus of his work, although its scope was considerably more far-reaching than this. The entire body of work could be said to stem from an attempt to solve the following problem: that to Velikovsky there appeared to be insufficient correlation in the written or archaeological records between Biblical history and what was known of the history of the area, in particular, Egypt.
Velikovsky searched for common mention of events within literary records, and in the Ipuwer Papyrus he believed he had found a contemporary Egyptian account of the Plagues of Egypt. Moreover, he interpreted both accounts as descriptions of a great natural catastrophe. Velikovsky attempted to investigate the physical cause of these events, and extrapolated backwards and forwards in history from this point, cross-comparing written and mythical records from cultures on every inhabited continent, using them to attempt synchronisms of the historical records, yielding what he believed to be further periodic natural catastrophes that can be global in scale.
He arrived at a body of radical inter-disciplinary ideas, which might be summarized as:
Planet Earth has suffered natural catastrophes on a global scale, both before and during humankind's recorded history.
There is evidence for these catastrophes in the geological record (here Velikovsky was advocating Catastrophist ideas as opposed to the prevailing Uniformitarian notions) and archeological record. The extinction of many species had occurred catastrophically, not by gradual Darwinian means.
The catastrophes that occurred within the memory of humankind are recorded in the myths, legends and written history of all ancient cultures and civilizations. Velikovsky pointed to alleged concordances in the accounts of many cultures, and proposed that they referred to the same real events. For instance, the memory of a flood is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, in the Greek legend of Deucalion, and in the Manu legend of India. Velikovsky put forward the psychoanalytic idea of "Cultural Amnesia" as a mechanism whereby these literal records came to be regarded as mere myths and legends.
The causes of these natural catastrophes were close encounters between the Earth and other bodies within the solar system — not least what are now the planets Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars, these bodies having moved upon different orbits within human memory.
To explain the fact that these changes to the configuration of the solar system violate several well-understood laws of physics, Velikovsky invented a role for electromagnetic forces in counteracting gravity and orbital mechanics.
Some of Velikovsky's specific postulated catastrophes included:
A tentative suggestion that Earth had once been a satellite of a "proto-Saturn" body, before its current solar orbit.
Periodic close contacts with a "cometary Venus" (which had been ejected from Jupiter) had caused the Exodus events (c. 1500 BCE) and Joshua's subsequent "sun standing still" (Joshua 10:12 and 13) incident.
Periodic close contacts with Mars had caused havoc in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE.
As noted above, Velikovsky had conceived the broad sweep of this material by the early 1940s. However, within his lifetime, whilst he continued to research, expand and lecture upon the details of his ideas, he released only selected portions of his work to the public in book form:
Worlds in Collision (1950) discussed the literary and mythical records of the "Venus" and "Mars" fly by catastrophes, as well as the possible dumping of water onto the earth by Saturn.
Portions of his Revised Chronology were published as Ages in Chaos (1952), Peoples of the Sea (1977) and Rameses II and His Time (1978) (The related monograph Oedipus and Akhenaten, 1960, posited the thesis that pharaoh Akhenaten was the prototype for the Greek mythic figure Oedipus.)
Earth in Upheaval (1955) dealt with geological evidence for global natural catastrophes.
The bitter hatred of Velkovsky, by the scientific snob scholars, is based totally on the fact that he took the ancient epic stories seriously. The fact is, the Sumernians were a very advanced culture, and some of their accomplishments still cannot be explained, like the bonding of dissimilar gems. Personally, I take the historic writings of ancient cultures at least as authoritative as modern cosmology, and indeed, more believable. The lies and crass blunders of modern cosmic scientists are well known. The latest is their finding, after telling us that nothing escapes Black Holes, they are hearing radio signals coming from a Black Hole. This religion of claim and revision science is getting very old, and I find Immanuel Velikovsky refreshing. He did have a huge following during the 1960s-70s from free thinkers in universities around the USA.
There is a resurgence of interest in Velikovsky's concepts, especially as people thinking outside the box are looking at geo and solar magnetism as highly important in understanding earth's climate and geological activities. Modern science and weather disciplines still refuse to watch solar activity to predict the weather, earthquake, and volcanic activity. This will soon be forced onto the effete snob sciences as research is forcing the issue.
This man lays out the basics of Immanuel Velikovsky's claims which he got from researching many of the epic accounts of history from all the civilizations of history. The pass by of Saturn clearly did happen, and it caused huge catastrophes on earth. What is not included here is the possibility that Saturn also lost its water to the earth as the earth, which is larger, sucked the water off by gravitational force. This would account for the addition of massive amounts of water which raised the ocean levels.
The other factor adding more water during the flood of Genesis is here:
Genesis 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Genesis 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
Water clearly came from the heavens, not just from the normal rain cycles of the earth. Water was added. Also, there were massive seas under the earth which broke up, probably due to the fierce gravitational force of Saturn passing by, and the total of both sources of water raised the oceans greatly. The water from the heavens would most likely have been from Saturn.
An example of evidence of this cataclysm is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is well known, by the fossil record, that a great sea once covered the whole middle of America. This sea was clearly caused by the Saturn event, and it is very well known that the head of the Grand Canyon is a cut through of a geological formation which acted as a dam preventing the drainage of the middle American sea. This broke through at some point, and masses of water beyond imagination washed through the earth and carved out the Grand Canyon, probably over a period of weeks or months.
Now, if this seems too hard to believe, tell me honestly..... Is your unbelief because this model disagrees with the Bible, or do you have reservations because of your mind being infected by the evolutionary model. You see, evolution has infected our language and thinking, even though we may be creationists. We talk about plants being in families and identify them by species. Families and species were both evolutionary inventions. God made virtually every animal and plant "after its kind," not after its family or philum or specie.
Thus, the possibility of Saturn doing a fly by grinds our inner mental thoughts as heresy, not because no evidence exists, which Velikovsky proved DID exist, but because we are half hypnotized by evolutionary thought.
In any case, we see that this Saturn event, along with the adding of water to the earth from the heavens and the "deep," raised the ocean levels, and the continental shelf was no shelf at all. It was dry land extending on out to the original ocean coasts of the continents. This original coast is glaringly obvious because there is almost always a sheer drop off into the very deep ocean where shore of the original coast was.
NEW EVIDENCE FOR VELIKOVSKY'S ANCIENT EARTH THEORIES
This is an interview with Laird Scranton who has done a critical study of Velikovsky's theories. His reference to Velikovsky's theories as "heresies" reflects the ongoing view of evolutionists.
Scranton makes a good point. New discoveries in science are almost all being made by people outside the club of approved scientists. This means that you and I have every expectation that we can "discover" scientific facts just as certianly as Steven Hocking could.
LAIRD SCRANTON: THE VELIKOVSKY HERESIES
Be patient with the music intro. please.
Laird Scranton deals with Velikovsky and the "heresies" he presented to the world and the scientific community. Because Velikovsky took the Bible account of the Genesis flood seriously, as well as other historic epic accounts from other past civilizations, the scientific community treated him like a heretic worse than even Bible believers. The problem was, Velikovsky was suggesting that Atheistic Evolutionists take the Bible seriously. Bible haters in the sciences will never listen to anyone who takes a look in the Bible. Laird Scranton tells of the various theories Velikovsky came up with from his research. Velikovsky's concepts are highly reasonable if we keep in mind that the Bible is the final authority. His discoveries from history simply give us a possible explanation what phenomenon God used to bring about the miracles of the Exodus, Joshua's long day, and the Genesis flood.
IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY- BONDS OF THE PAST- CBC DOCUMENTARY 1972
This presentation examines the way the universities and sciences are stuck in a rut of their own divine rights and closed minds.
IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY- ON SATURN AND THE GENESIS FLOOD
This video is the transitional video explaining how Saturn shed water onto the earth in a fly by event. This added water would have produced the instant flood which covered all the land for a short period until it flowed off into the seas.
Henry Morris, in The Genesis Flood, develops the theory that the earth had a canopy of rarified water above the atmosphere. He used this text to indicate that this state of water existed:
Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
There is no present explanation for water both below and above the atmosphere. Thus, the canopy of Henry Morris. Morris said the canopy was made of rarefied ice crystals and was stable. It restricted the rays of the sun so that carbon 14 was much less available and much less absorbed. This explains why carbon 14 testing shows that bones and other objects from digs seem to be many millions of years old. This is well developed in his book, and it is quite believable. If he is right, this canopy collapsed to produce the Genesis flood. If we combine his theory with that of Velikovsky, we can imagine the fly by of Saturn causing the waters above the atmosphere to collapse from heat or electrical forces. The heat of Saturn was generated by the planet which Velikovsky claims is a dead star. Modern space probes have confirmed that Venus generates its own heat and is around 600 degrees F. If Saturn did a close pass of the earth, it is very reasonable to assume it would collapse the ice crystal canopy.
A final possibility is that there are huge reservoirs of water in space, as one video above indicates. The earth could have passed through such a water pocket and collected the added water we now see on the earth.
In any case, it is clear that water was added to the earth surface during the Genesis flood if we take into account the epics and legends of the ancient world. These all agree, according to Velikovsky, and the water standing on the whole surface of the earth in the biblical account indicates that a huge amount of water suddenly enveloped the earth. If all the water in the earth's atmosphere were to condense suddenly now, the earth would have about two inches of water on it. Thus, we can see that water was added from outside the present system we live in. If you cannot deal with this, it is because you have been propagandized by evolutionists, and you cannot think outside the box.
From this discussion we then go on to look at the continental shelf question below.
While I do not claim to be able to prove Velikovsky's theories are all true, I do believe many of his findings are spot on. Resent space exploration has proven him right, and many scientists have come around to approve of his research and conclusions. The only claim that I find difficult, because it does not seem to be believable chemistry, is the producing of cookies (manna) in the upper atmosphere. Otherwise, I personally see nothing that defies possibility, and the Bible and other ancient epic accounts back up Velikovsky's theories. I am particularly interested in his presenting of electrical charges as highly powerful and active in all these epic events. Cosmologists are only just now admitting that electrical and magnetic energy are paramount in cosmic events.
The total lack of solar weather in commercial TV and radio forecasts shows how crass and arrogant the whole mob of cosmologists and weather scientists are. The sun is very busy with coronal mass ejections and flares. The earth's magnetosphere is shifting around constantly. And, the poles are shifting steadily, headed for a pole shift that could cause havoc for much of modern activity and cause volcanos to erupt, massive earthquakes, and atmospheric changes that could alter our lives for many years. Climate change worshippers have refused to include the sun in their panic attacks over climate. This is because they are obsessed with blaming humanity for climate change. If the sun happens to be the cause, then there is no one to blame and penalize with added taxes.
On Sept. 2, 1859, an incredible storm of charged particles, called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), was sent by the sun and slammed into Earth's atmosphere, overpowered it, and caused havoc on the ground. Telegraph wires, the only technology of the time, suddenly shorted out in the United States and Europe, igniting widespread fires. If a repeat of this CME were to happen today (scientists predict that this WILL happen sooner or later) all wires, regardless of polarity, would become antennas, and the energy from the CME would surge to thousands of volts with high amperage, and all technology devices would be fried instantly. Transistors cannot take such bursts. The world could be set back to 1900 in minutes.
There are ways to prepare for a CME, and there would be a lag time between seeing the sun's activity and the arrival of the burst of energy. But, the media weather programs make no provision for these warnings, and our government officials are largely in denial rather than providing an early warning system. A CME would be just like a Covid 19 epidemic. The CME would have hit earth before officials and the media responded. The blessing would be that official government, and the media, would be gone for 3 to 10 years while the technology infrastructure was being rebuilt. When I say technology, I mean all computer driven civilization AND all high transmission wires for AC electricity would melt down. The problem would be that your work, health records, and even your identity would also be gone. Your only contact with humanity would be your immediate neighbors. You would do nothing but try to find food and water for a long time. There would be no one, and no way, to restrain wicked men, and no market place from which to buy food. Self-defense would be your only defense. If you hate guns and have none, you would soon be killed for what food and water you have. Water systems would be gone. Millions would die of starvation and disorder. People needing dialysis or electronic intervention devices would die.
Think...... GREAT TRIBULATION. I believe that God allows a huge CME to hit the earth to bring his wrath on the wicked. This would also allow Messiah Jesus Christ to start his kingdom with no technology. The simple life of Eden would be back, and only limited technology would be tolerated going forward. Nothing that caused social, moral, or cultural evil would be allowed. A true Bible believer looks forward to the Great Tribulation as the most powerful revival of world history. More on the Great Trubulation later in this article.
You may ask why the 1859 CME did not result in such chaos. The reason you have to even ask is because you already have no ability to reason and think. Try to mentally compare a world with NO technology except telegraph wires, with the present world which is 100% dependent on computers for modern life to function. To show how bad it could be, if you live in a gated community, you will not be able to escape without climbing the wall. The gates will not open. The richest and most advanced people will die first. Those living in rural areas who have gardens and a place to put an outhouse will live the longest. Aggressive people who are willing to kill criminals will also survive best. I trust you can see that a CME would force humanity to make massive adaptations instantly or die soon. There would be no one to blame, and no one to come to your rescue.
The Bible hints at a Coronal Mass Ejection happening, either caused by a solar event, or caused by nuclear war, which also could cause Electromagnetic Pulses that do the same thing as a CME. The last great battle will be fought at Armageddon, and the soldiers will be riding horses, and the blood will fly to the height of the horses bridles, according to the Bible.
Revelation 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Two hundred miles)
The attack on Israel from the Eastern nations will be by 200 million men marching, not riding or flying in planes. The reason we know this is that God causes the Euphrates River to dry up so that this army can cross the river. We also see that the Bible makes NO mention of the USA in the final days of prophecy. The USA is GONE. This could happen in several ways, but it sure would be the case if all technology suddenly destroyed. The USA could not insert itself into the battle of Armageddon and meddle, as we do today in the Middle East.
And, the media, and our national leaders, are making NO provision to warn people or provide for protecting our technology. There are ways to prepare and avoid total disaster.
I added this discussion of the sun, and technological destruction, to show you that catastrophe is just a few hours away all of the time. The world has had no universal catastrophes in about 150 years, so we have become conditioned to believe that everything is under control. IT IS NOT. And, the Bible indicates that seven years of total chaos worldwide is coming soon. Once it starts, it will be too late to prepare for it, and as usual, men who could do something about it are in total denial. These thinkers like Velikovsky who try to warn us are thrown under the bus, so we must suffer the consequences of submitting to evolutionist cosmologists and lazy slobs in our government. The epic catastrophes of the past thousands of years scream in our faces as a warning to us.
The continental shelf is found around all continents. It is a shallow shelf that reaches out from the shore sometimes hundreds of miles, and at the far edge of the shelf, there is always an extreme drop off. This drop off is often nearly a cliff. The shelf is basically smooth, while the depths beyond are rugged and show the rifts and slumps created by tectonic plate movement.
What is clear is that the continental shelf was an area of habitation where life went on just as it does on earth today. The reason that it is now under water can only be dealt with rationally be assuming a huge amount of water was once added to the earth. If the continents created the shelf by rising up, there would not be a universal pattern of this activity on all continents. The question is, can we prove that the shelf was once dry land? Here is the proof from Google Maps.
Hudson/Raritan River Valley
GO TO GOOGLE MAPS Look at the Hudson River Valley as it crosses the continental shelf and cuts a deep gorge over the edge of the shelf. Then, the river flowed across the deep ocean floor and formed what appears to be a lake pan. This means the ocean was beyond this ocean floor river valley. There is NO way the Hudson River could cut that river valley from the present mouth of the river all the way to deep ocean. Water does not erode out river valleys after a it empties into the sea.
There is a creepy aspect to this river system. It ends in the deep ocean, and there is a grid of what appear to be canals similar to modern day Amsterdam. Beyond this, to the southeast, is what appears to be lake or ocean bed. If evolutionists were not so arrogant in their self-deception, they would be on the ocean floor excavating that canal area to find the civilization that lived there before the Bible flood.
Rio Achiquate in Guatemala
GO TO GOOGLE MAPS Back out and notice the color of the water caused by the river. It points at an angle toward the deep ravine at the edge of the continental shelf, just like the Hudson River above. The river gorge cuts down to the level of the ancient ocean floor. Again, this could not happen with the water level as it is today.
Elkhorn Slough in Monterey Bay, California
This is possibly the most drastic model of this natural formation in the world.
GO TO GOOGLE MAPS The gorge cut in the continental shelf is beyond explanation with the law of uniformatarianism and evolution. The small amount of water in the slough does not explain the long river flowing many miles out into the ocean. This had to be done when there was no water on the continental shelf.
City of Namibe, AngolaGO TO GOOGLE MAPS The river from inland is a dry river in the dry season. This was obviously a huge river draining a large area in the past when the area was far better watered by rains. You will see that there is a rift running along the coast off shore. This is clearly an issue of continental drift at some point. But, notice the river valley to the north that runs off into the deep ocean. This appears to be the original river valley before there was a shift of the continent to the south, and after the rift dropped leaving a trench along the coast.
GO TO GOOGLE MAPS This is a clear as the nose on your face. The river runs right on out into deep ocean water, and water does not do this as things are now. This had to be done long ago when the ocean lever was much lower. The reason for the shortness of the ocean floor river valley is clearly because the continental shelf was very narrow off this coast.
Arctic Map Shows Many River Valleys on the Continental Shelf
Evidence of human activity on the continental shelf off the coast of Malibu, California
GO TO GOOGLE MAPS Hit the 3D icon at the lower right. Note all the river valleys along this coastal area. But, the thing that is amazing is the large roofed structure sitting on five or six pillars. The floor of this structure seems to have been at the original sea level because the river valleys nearby give out at about the same level as the bottom of the structure. Also, note the row of pillars to the right. This appears to be a banking of the slope to prevent collapse. The roof of the structure is flat which is unlike the surrounding area. This implies human building methods.
DISCUSSION OF RADIO SIGNALS COMING FROM THE STRUCTURE The Ham radio operator is making good sense from my knowledge of radio propagation principles, and I do have that knowledge. The man was getting signals from that structure or from near it. The question is not about aliens. It is about whether some US military or other agency is using the structure for its own purposes. I personally do not believe the structure was made in modern times. The roof is over two miles the long way, and it is about 1500 feet thick. The ship suggestion in the video is out of the question. No such ship exists. The pillars are between 300 and 500 feet high. This was a monolith of some sort, and history of other nations hints at a temple or tomb of kings, like the pyramids of Egypt. It is absolutely impossible to rationalize that the US Government would build such a monster on the sea floor.
The radio signals on the video sound like encrypted packet signals to me. This means that there is no way to understand the signals without an encryption key. This hints at the US Government or military at work, and there is nothing strange about that. They may have found the structure useful as a submarine base, but I do not believe they built it.
The structure is NOT natural. To make that claim is preposterous based on its physical qualities. The point for us in this discussion is, humans long ago were busy down at this level, and it is unreasonable to claim they did this under water. The area off to the right front is fogged out, and we have to wonder if other features of human habitation have been blocked out by Google at someone's request.
WHERE DID ALL THE WATER COME FROM TO RAISE THE OCEAN LEVEL?
We have already talked somewhat about this, but we need to learn more.
The latest thing that scientists today have had to deal with is space water. The assumption used to be that water does not exist in space. This is now being challenged by most scientists, but the idea that water exists in space in large quantities, large enough to create a universal flood of the earth, will now be dealt with:
WATER IN DEEP SPACE This is a lot of rubbish talk about the origins of the universe, but the water found proves that water could have been dumped on the earth by Saturn or asteroids at the time of the Genesis flood.
All of the above sources indicate that there are a number of ways in which water is found in space and on moving objects in space. When I was a kid, science books told us that space was totally empty and essentially a perfect vacuum. Then, years later, the science community started talking about space dust. Now, they are talking about space having water here and there. Will they one day decide space is really lemon Jell-O?
In any case, the conclusion that water was added to the earth at some point in the past is reasonable. Was it Saturn flinging off its seas which some scientists believe it once had? Was it a flock of asteroids made of ice? Whatever it was, the continental shelf tells us that the oceans were much lower long ago than they are now, and the Genesis flood seems clearly the point in time when the water was added. Also, the adding of water would have happened over a short period of days for the whole world to be covered at once. This can be theorized reasonably based upon the biblical account of the flood and the epics of many other cultures, as Velikovsky indicated from his research.
What is lost to our world because of evolutionist arrogance?
At the original edge of the continent there had to be cities and villages, especially at the mouth of rivers. Because evolutionists will not consider a world long ago with less water and smaller oceans, thousands of archeological sites have never been explored on the ocean floor. Nor will they be. As long as the Bible account has evolutionists terrified of considering catastrophic events in the past, we remain ignorant of volumes of sources of ancient history.
It challenges the imagination to consider the lost cities of the pre-flood world. That world had to be advanced, at least in the Middle East. The life they were living was not that of cave men.
This text describes the civilization just before the Flood of Noah.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
This does not sound like cave men. Cave men, that is, primitive people, have little time to spend on imagination. They are busy all their waking hours just surviving. Also, consider that Noah had the knowledge and materials to build a boat second to none. This boat withstood unimaginable hydrological forces and survived. These people of the pre-flood world were not mental midgets. The cities and development they experienced would be fantastic to dig up and lay out in museums for all to examine. But, no, the evolutionist doctrine declares these questions to be heresy, so we will only be permitted to learn more when Christ returns to set up his Kingdom.
What a glorious day it will be to be rid of the cosmologists and evolutionists of today and live in the coming real world of real science. What a blessing it will be to be permitted to have open inquiry and ask questions without Atheists and fools to nag us and mock us.
Psalms 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
PROOF THAT HUMAN HABITATION EXISTED ON THE PRESENT OCEAN FLOOR BUT LONG AGO
The alleged experts laugh this off because they assume that the ocean has always been the depth it is now. This is the sort of assumption that prevents real science and history from being revealed. If the ocean was much lower than it is today, structures like this might be found all around the earth. Pre-flood man would have been building temples and structures of all sorts. The sea coast would have been at the edge of what is now called the continental shelf..
One thing is clear from the Bible. There is no Bible reference implying that aliens from space have build anything on earth, let alone cities and temples. So, if the object off of Malibu was built by anyone, it was men.
This structure proves my point..... evolutionists and God haters have made sure we never learn what much of the world was like long ago, and this is because of their unbelief of the Bible.
As a side observation, consider the river valleys running from the shore out into the ocean floor. This cannot happen in standing water. If you wander the world of Google earth looking at the continental shelf, you will find rivers that run to the sea that continue to show river valleys crossing the continental shelf and running to the deep sea. How could this happen in the world as we now know it. It could only happen if the sea had been much lower long ago.
Also, consider the Hudson River and its river valley clear across the continental shelf and over the edge and across the deep ocean where it seems to end in a lake bed. Think of all the archaeological digs that could be done on that area to find evidence of human civilization.
THE NEXT CATASTROPHE ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
"COME AND SEE"
HERE IS MY END TIMES CHART
CAVEAT: The chart cannot be edited by a novice like me. So, it is what it is. I have had some second thoughts about a couple of small details, but generally it tells you what is coming. Never look at a chart as inspired. When an alleged prophecy expert comes to your church with his thirty foot chart he hangs across the back of the platform, that chart is only a guess and a theory. If he claims he has it all figured out, he is a fraud. Prophesy in the Bible, by design by God, leaves out enough bits and pieces to keep us humble. Even Jesus said he did not know the day nor the hour of certain coming events. God the Father is the only one who knows.
Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Please bring up the chart in a second window, or on a second monitor, so we can use it as a point of reference.
In Chapter 5 of The Revelation, the book is brought out. Before this event, and during the 70th week, as given by Daniel the prophet, many of the believers in the Gospel who were converted during the Great Tribulation will be killed for the faith.
The book in Chapter 6 is the Abstract, or summary, of all that happens when Christ, the Lamb, opens the seals of the book. The 7 angels minister the wrath of God on the world. This Abstract consists of four horses and their riders. Verses 12-17 are a description of the total chaos Christ looses on the world after opening the sixth seal. This lasts for three and one half years
The first seal opened- The first horse, white horse, of Revelation 6:1-2
Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
There is some mystery as to the riders of the horses in Chapter 6. In the context of the whole book of The Revelation, they appear to be angels. The first horse is a white horse, and many prophecy teachers have totally destroyed the meaning of this text. They claim the rider of the white horse is Jesus coming back as king. Chapter 6 is NOT about the return of Messiah to rule the earth. The whole chapter, and the chapters immediately following, describe nothing but terror, death, pain, and suffering. The white horse conquers the world by force and by stealth. Anyone not submitting to this conqueror will be killed. This is the Antichrist, not the Messiah. Christ gives Satan permission to trash the peace of the whole world for three and one half years. Daniel describes this in Chapter 11:1-45 of that book. You can read there to see how the Antichrist conquers, and you can see how utterly wicked and cruel he is.
To make this clearer for anyone reading here who has a sound mind and is able to use logic, consider:
1. Jesus, the Messiah, is opening the seals, not riding the horses.
2. Antichrist, by definition of the word, is against Christ and is Alter Christos, alternative Christ. So, he needs to fake everything he can about Christ in order to convince the world that he really is Christ. Thus, since Messiah Christ will arrive riding a white horse much later to set up his Kingdom, Satan's fake Messiah arrives on a white horse also.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
3. His "crown" is not the crown of a king, "diadem." It is the crown of victory or conquest, "stephanos." He has a bow with no arrows. He will not conquer by war. He will conquor by flattery.
Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Thus, Antichrist must arrive on a white horse also in order to deceive Laodicean Christians who will then announce that Jesus Christ has returned. TBN, and every other fake Christian organization in the world, will preach that Messiah has returned. This will vastly improve the Antichrist's success as world conqueror. If you are in a CCM honky tonk mega church, you will believe the rider of that first horse is God the Son.
Understand this..... Christ WANTS Antichrist to thrash the earth. During that period, Christ will add the terrors of The Revelation on top of the terrors of Antichrist. You do not want to go through the Great Tribulation, my friend.
Be sure to cross check this information with the chart, and read the text in the book of The Revelation in the Bible.
The second seal opened- The second horse, red horse, of Revelation 6:3-4
Revelation 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
If you are so unfortunate to be in the earth when this happens, understand this: People you know, and strangers as well, will be coming looking for you to kill you. God also gives YOU a lust to kill everyone you can. There will be no one keeping the peace. The police, if you call them, will come and kill you, nor will they rescue you. Death will be nonstop all the way around the world. Your kids and spouse will be plotting to kill you, and you will want to kill them. This seems totally absurd now, but God will take away, as the verse says, peace as a concept of human existence. Murder will be on everyone's mind. Also, please notice..... there is no mention of war. This period is all about people simply killing one another wherever they can find them. And, there will be no one on earth who wants peace. Everyone will feel like murder is fun, including little children.
If you are not a born again Christian, Jesus will not remove you with his Church before this horrible period. Your mind will be turned to lust to kill everyone around you. You will also be constantly fleeing to hide from other murderers. Why are you rejecting the Gospel and the voices that call you to become a Christian? If you think Richard Dawkins is a wise and helpful teacher of truth, during this era Richard will kill or be killed, and you will want to kill him for teaching you to hate the Bible and God.
For you readers who do not believe humanity can be totally given over to murder, consider this popular song from the 1970s: Mack the Knife.
Then again, consider the exaltation of Leroy Brown with his "32 gun in his pocket, and a razor in his shoe." This modern world is READY for a murderous party time. Are you?
The third seal opened- The third horse, black horse, of Revelation 6:5-6
Revelation 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
From Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of Jesus about the workers in the vineyard, we see that the owner of the vineyard pays the workers a penny for a day's work. In Jesus' day, and later at the time The Revelation was given, a day's wages was a penny. So, a measure of wheat, costing a penny, implies that enough wheat to bake a loaf of bread will cost a day's wage. That varies around the world, but in the Middle East today, a day's wage is about $180 as seen here. This means that you will pay $180 for a loaf of bread. The implication is that the world will descend into a famine like none ever seen in all of world history. This famine will become clear after you see all the remaining sorrows in the world as Christ's and Satan's wrath are poured out on the world. There will be no way crops can be grown.
For some reason, God wants the oil and wine of verse 6 preserved. This is somewhat of a mystery. I do not claim to be able to explain this, and no prophecy teacher who is honest will try. There is no reason given, so any speculation for the reason to save the oil and wine is just that..... speculation.
The fourth seal opened- The fourth horse, pale horse, of Revelation 6:7-8
Revelation 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
This seems to repeat some of the first three horses' wrath. Again, the word "war" is missing. Death comes with every other possible means. The addition here is that this horse rider has the help of Hell itself. The only ones in Hell who would crave the opportunity to wreck this sort of havoc would be devils or evil spirits. The world will be overrun with devils who enter people and cause them to kill each other and destroy and burn all the agriculture of the world. These devils will also enter animals, including your wee poodle named "precious," and all the animals of the world will forage and prowl 24/7 looking for people to attack and kill.
The horses are finished at this point. From here on, we see only Christ personally taking charge of the events.
Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
These are not all the saints killed for their faith in Christ during the past 2000 years of the Christian era. These are only those killed by Satan and his people during the Great Tribulation. If you are not born again during that era, you will kill anyone you know of who becomes a Christian. If you become a Christian during that era, you will die for your faith in Jesus Christ.
Verse 10 makes it clear that the issue is the killers on the earth at the time of this era on earth.
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ as your Savior, why not? If this Great Tribulation era begins soon, this is your destiny. If you are born again now, whom are you neglecting to warn about this?
The sixth seal opened- Revelation 12-17- Total natural disaster and Hell on earth
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Imagine this earthquake TIMES TEN:
This quake in Revelation 6:12 is the worst earthquake that will ever be experienced on earth. Virtually every wall on earth will collapse. Cities like New York City will be totally leveled and become piles of cement rocks. The Bible prophet Ezekiel also prophesied about it.
Ezekiel 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
Jesus also prophesied to his disciples about this era of tribulation and said this about earthquakes:
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Every building, bridge, and wall will collapse during this earthquake. The people who survive will have nowhere to live. The highways will be useless with all the bridges collapsed. This is why, in Revelation 6:15 we are told people are all hiding in caves.
Evolutionists mock at verse 13. The stars cannot fall to the earth. But, asteroids can enter the earths atmosphere, light up like stars as they burn, and crash into the earth. But, verse 14 tells us the the heavens will roll up like a scroll. There will be some phenomenon that is unknown today which will cause the heavens to depart. This could be caused by the sky being filled with smoke or dust. The sun and moon, in verse 12, indicate that the atmosphere will be filled with dust or ash or some other substance that will block out light.
The earthquake will give the Atheist evolutionists a look at their beloved tectonic plate theory. The mountains and islands will be on the move and relocated.
And, if all of this is not enough to make you consider the Gospel and God's plan for your survival.....
THIS IS WHAT FOLLOWS THE EARTHQUAKE
The seventh seal opened- Revelation 8:1 through 11:19 and 16:2-21
This seal includes the seven angels who blow seven trumpets of judgment. Their deliverance of wrath to the earth is later duplicated in Revelation Chapter 16:2-21. You can see this on the Revelation Chart.
The reason why so much wrath of God and horror on earth is packed into the seventh seal is a bit of a mystery. It may simply be that seven is a number in the Bible of completeness, and this last seal is the final complete blast of God's wrath contained in one huge event.
This seal is made up of seven angels declaring war on the earth's environment. The wicked men in world leadership, along with the vast majority of scholars in the world's universities, virtually worship the environment and want to punish humanity and tax them for using the environment. So, God is going to almost totally destroy the environment. The god of nature will either be destroyed, or it will attack humanity.
As a side note, I personally believe that God will arrange for the vast majority of world leaders, politicians, and intellectuals to be killed off during the Great Tribulation. This is because they knew much, they owned much, and they had much power, AND, they squandered it on their rabid egos rather than use their resources and knowledge to benefit their fellow man. I base this on the following verse:
Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
If you are a man of great wealth, power, or intellect, you are doomed. You have used your resources to make yourself comfortable while millions of people around the world starve and go without medical care. God will take a special interest in you, and when the seven years of horror are over, the meek shall inherit the earth, and you will be in Hell screaming for water. You murdered babies in the womb, you put the Third World into hopeless debt, and you eagerly arranged for millions of people around the world to be slaughtered in war.
And, I fully believe that about 97% of the US and European population will be dead at the end of the Great Tribulation. Why should Jesus start his Kingdom rule having to subdue the narcissist mob called the White Race? The White Race is the one which has raped the world of its wealth and enslaved the Black Race and Brown Race in Africa and South America. Why should God give them a pass? Furthermore, it is the White Race churches that have given the world 200 mongrel revisions of the English Bible, they have given the world Liberal agnostic modern theology, and they have turned the worship of the Church into a raging mad house of sexual lust and tom foolery. God wants that all destroyed, and I say, SELAH.
This is what the White Race of Australia has done to filthy the world with their genital driven debauchery. God WANTS these people in Hell as soon as possible. So do I.
Psalms 139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Red fire will fall onto the earth, probably from somewhere outside of the earth's atmosphere. One third of the trees, and all the grass, will be burned up. This implies that there will be horrendous wild fires all around the world, and the atmosphere may become very polluted. Tree hugging nature worshippers will see their gods turned to ashes.
Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
This mountain which is cast into the sea could be an asteroid, or it could be a super volcano. In any case, the sea will turn red, and it is obvious that the sea is poisoned in some way, and one third of the fish die. It is a very violent event because a third of all ships will be destroyed. This implies huge tsunamis again.
Revelation 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Whatever part of the earth's water that was not poisoned by the flying mountain will be poisoned by the star. This sounds like an asteroid. The panic people will finally get their wish. Coast to Coast radio will finally get a live broadcast when they can describe the death of millions of people from the poisoned water.
Revelation 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
The light of the sun, moon, and stars will be darkened. The environmentalists will finally get what they keep prophesying. Michael Moore and Al Gore can say, "I told you so." But, they will not repent to God and ask for mercy. They will try to explain it all away, while the world's people will live in abject terror and horror as nature assaults them.
Hollywood loves science fiction, and so do the masses who watch TV and Netflix. Well, they are going to get their fondest desire. They are going to experience the real thing.
Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
This is pure white hot torture. These locust-like varmints will not be allowed to kill men, only torment them. Men, including you if you are so unfortunate as to be here, will try to kill themselves, but they will be prevented by God from doing so. Do not ask me how that works, but it will not be nice.
Some prophecy teachers try to relate this to technology inventions we have today, like helicopters or drones. That is absurd. Read the features of these locusts, and consider that they are living beasts, not technology toys. And, forget the stupid explanations of prophecy teachers who claim these critters are man made. They come straight from Hell. The locusts come out of the smoke that darkens the whole world.
Go ahead, laugh it off, pretend it is only allegorical or metaphorical. On the face it, the description is way too detailed and specific to claim this is all Sci Fi editorial for effect.
Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Again, this is not technology or military hardware. These are special beings sent by God to kill a third of all of humanity. There will be no mercy. They will pollute the earth until Al Gore chokes to death. The god of the environment will turn on those who have worshipped the goddess "Mother Nature" or Gaia.
Two hundred million horsemen will be sent forth by four angels who may well be getting ready for this slaughter right now. And, as with the locusts, the attention to detail in the description demands that we assume these beasts are exactly what the Bible says they are. To allegorize this picture is to emasculate the Bible text and soften the truth. There is no soft version of these future events.
Please notice that after all of the Seven Seals and Six Angels deliver their woe and terror to humanity, Verse 20 and 21 tell us that man did not repent. They hate God to the bitter end, and they worship their fake gods and refuse to stop their sins of murder, witchcraft, sexual sin, and thieving. No one repents. And, if you continue to rebel against God and his Gospel, you will be there shaking your fist in God's face to the bitter end. You will not be able to repent. That is, if you are one of the one third of humanity that survive all of these catastrophes.
Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
This is the end of the future catastrophe which God brings on the world in the Great Tribulation. It is given as seven thunders, and the Apostle John, the one writing this book, is told to seal up the thunders. We must assume that these are seven final horrors which God does not want you to know about right now. Just keep rebelling against God, and you will learn about the seven thunders one day in the future.
The Apostle John is told that he will one day be sent to the world by God to finish giving the last seven thunders to humanity.
Revelation 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
To be continued. God has not given us the end of the story. John learns though that the end of the story is bitter. It will be given to the rebels who are in the earth in the end days of the Great Tribulation.
This is all getting depressing. The point is, YOU WILL BE HERE IF YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN BEFORE THIS GREAT TRIBULATION. Jesus Christ will remove all true Christian believers from the earth and take them to Heaven so they do not have to experience this horrible time. God does not pour out his wrath on his own children.
So, how can you prepare for this catastrophic era?
How can we prepare for this last catastrophe?
There are thousands of survival books which are based on the assumption that a great disaster, natural or man-made, is about to strike. As far as this last great catastrophe is concerned, don't waste you money. If you have a Bible, you have the perfect plan for survival.
I could wax eloquent on and on about preparedness in these End Times, but what a waste of time and brain power. God has given you the ultimate preparedness and survival book, and the key is to understand the Gospel and believe what it says about Jesus Christ.
For the record, there is NO WAY you can prepare to survive this coming catastrophe if you reject the Gospel. God simply will not let you survive it if you are among the two thirds who are killed. The chances are very real that you will die during this time, that is, unless you put your faith in Jesus Christ. Some arrogant reader here will tell me he has a survival plan to go to the woods and live off of the land. And, just when you get things under control, marauders will come and find you and kill you for your food.
Let me make this clearer. The reason the Gospel is the survival plan of choice is because the Bible tells us that God removes all Bible believers who have faith in Jesus Christ from the earth just before this Great Tribulation. He also tells us that Christians will not be subjected to his wrath.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep (who had died already).
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
If you are a flaming agnostic or Atheist, you will not believe a word of what you just read. It will sound like Mother Goose to you. So, you will get to be left behind and have what you want..... Hell on earth. And, that is exactly what you will deserve. I, and probably many others, have warned you, and you laugh it off.
Again, in case you decide to look into the Gospel, HERE IS WHERE TO READ ABOUT IT IN THE BIBLE.
All of this discussion of the wrath of God on the last and most wicked generation sounds like God is only vengeful. Nothing could be farther from the truth. God sent Jesus Christ to save sinful men. Jesus did not come to save religious men and people who thought they were already good. Jesus came to save people who know they are sinful and in need of help.
THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE FUTURE DURING
THE KINGDOM REIGN OF MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST
One of the most offensive issues in the Lord's Church, that is, in regard to Bible teaching, is the near total neglect in teaching about the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Messiah. There is far more prophecies, especially in the Old Testament prophets, revealing the life we will live in the Kingdom Age, than prophecy about the Great Tribulation.
So, I can only give you a very abbreviated look at the coming Kingdom. But, I would strongly encourage you to do some serious digging into Kingdom prophecy and doctrine. After all, we who are born again will not even be here for the seven years of the Great Tribulation, while we will be ruling and reigning with Christ for a thousand years in the Messianic Kingdom. It will be very embarrassing to climb up on the highway from Cairo, through Jerusalem, all the way to Nineveh, meet Isaiah the prophet, and tell him, "Isaiah, this highway is amazing. I wonder where is starts and ends." Isaiah will say, "I told you all about it in Chapter 19 of my book."
Let us dive right on in and start with this highway. I suspect you have never heard about it. Preachers simply do not bother to teach about the Kingdom. Here is where you will walk during the reign of Christ;
Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Imagine the Sinai Desert looking like the description above. Also, notice that in all the prophecies about this highway, it is only for walking. There will be no Fords or Teslas on that highway. This is a clue that life will be a lot slower in the Kingdom. I like that part.
You see the premier desert of Israel, Sinai, in the photo. It is called The Wilderness in the Bible (Isaiah 35:1 above). The Hebrews wandered around this desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. It is totally desolate. The second photo below is of the Jezreel Valley, the breadbasket of Israel today, and it is at the foot of Mount Carmel, which was mentioned in the text above. The agriculture in Israel today is often touted by prophecy teachers to be a fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah. Bah. The whole Sinai will be a garden beyond imagination. There will be no desperate irrigation projects there. Something changes, probably as a result of changes in the earth during the Great Tribulation, and Israel will be green from border to border, from the Red Sea to the Golan Heights. Indeed, it may well be that all of the deserts of the Middle East become green space beyond imagination. This prophecy about the deserts is when the world really gets "climate change" for real.
And, if God's angels of judgment did not kill Michael Moore and the Green snobs of the world during the Great Tribulation, they would all be up at Jerusalem whining at the Messiah that he should not make the desert into a garden. There is a very practical reason that the world needs the Great Tribulation. The gene pool needs to be cleansed.
We have barely started looking at the coming Kingdom of Messiah.
How often do we talk lightly about the day Jesus Christ reigns in Jerusalem, and the world will be delivered of adulterous, criminal, senile jack asses who rule the nations. Did you ever read about the humbling of the leaders of the world? Here it is.
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
The Gentile nations, that is, all the rest of the world but Israel, the Arabs, and Ethiopia, will send their kings and Presidents to kiss the foot prints of the Jews.
Messiah also restores his home town where he was hid from King Herod.
19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of
Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
Did you ever hear a prophecy teacher tell you that Jesus has a special place in his heart for Arabs and Egyptians? Jesus is not going to put his capital and throne in Omaha, Nebraska. The center of the coming earth Kingdom is Jerusalem. The hate by the Jews for Arabs, and visa versa, is going to be healed by force of the rod of iron. In the Kingdom you will have two choices where you can "go to Church"..... Jerusalem of Cairo. Let us stop this hate and rage in the church foyer for "them damned Aaaarabs." They are family to the Jews through Abraham.
There will be no Marxism, no democracy, no socialist nations. There will be no Parliament, no House and Senate, and no Likud. There will be no hate and rage by one political party for the other. If he is still alive after the Great Tribulation, Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump will be street sweepers. There will be only one standard and one law for the whole world:
Isaiah 2:3 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 shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
They still have a law on the books in Los Angeles, California that you cannot shoot rabbits from a street car. Under Messiah there will be no frivolous laws that make no sense. Christ will be the source of all law..... ALL LAW. Kiss your fetish US Constitution good-bye, folks. It is highly defective. There will be no Second Amendment, and you will not carry a gun, unless Christ allows hunting for food.
The USA will not be in the Middle East killing Arabs. There may be no USA. The USA will probably soon dissolve into a number of smaller nations. The USA is nowhere in Bible prophecy. And, there will be no British bankers from "the City of London" putting the Third World into debt and destroying their economies. The Chinese leaders will come crawling to Jerusalem to bow before Messiah Christ and offer their defense forces to him and to Israel. Every nation on earth, if they have a military, will swear not to use it unless Messiah calls for them to defend Israel. There will be no United Nations. If Vladimir Putin survives the Great Tribulation, he will be a very humble servant at the beck and call of the Messiah, and he will promise to stop skimming the cream off of the tax revenues of Russia. Putin will have to park his Harley Davidson and walk to Jerusalem.
Do you feel squeamish about the image of Christ ruling with such fierce finality? Well, get used to it, friend. If you are born again, you will be there with him, and you will be an enforcer yourself, for you will reign jointly with him under his authority.
12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: (That is you if you are a born again Bible believer) on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The woman is Israel, NOT MARY as the demented Pope claims. The twelve stars are the twelve tribes of Israel. Satan is the dragon who tried to kill Jesus and take his kingdom. Verse 5 tells us how the story ends. The child becomes the Messiah, and he ends up ruling the whole world with a rod of iron in his coming Kingdom. Not a golden scepter, not a silver crucifix. Iron is the metal in the Bible associated with brute force. Messiah Christ will have NO mercy on evil men, nations, and general wickedness. Anyone rebelling will be executed at once. And, YOU will help Messiah keep order.
19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon
him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Lawlessness in the coming Kingdom will be solved with the sword, that is, death. Law and order then will be reminiscent of the old days of Texas when criminals were cured of their evil ways with a new rope and a live oak tree. The difference will be that the justice of Messiah will always be totally just, and no one will be falsely accused and punished in innocence.
The final new world order will be the order of Messiah. There will be no confusion between good and evil.
32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane,
and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
Understand something here..... the description of the wicked is to make clear that wicked rulers will not be mistaken for godly men. We have a President in the USA, while I am writing this article, who threw away his first two wives and married a porn queen, and 90% of conservative Christians in the USA are calling him a man sent from God to save America. He is a liar and a narcissist, and he flaunts his powers to sabotage due process. In the coming Kingdom of Messiah, Donald Trump would be openly identified as a wicked man. A wicked man, be he a common worker or a President, will be exposed for exactly what he is. That is what verses 5-7 are telling us. There simply will be no Swamp in the Messianic Kingdom. The Swamp animals will be executed and done away with. Nancy Pelosi will get her wish, and she will be exposed for what she is also.
Priests of Messiah will be very different from the pastors and ministers we have today, most of whom are fake ministers who sheer the sheep close to see how much they can put in their pockets.
44:17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner
court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon
them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads. 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
The priests of Israel will teach the difference between the profane (common) and the holy. There will be no mixture in the Kingdom of Messiah. There will be no worship lead by young men wailing on raucous guitars and slamming drums. There will be no sexy young women dancing like Hillsong whores, breathing with lust into the microphone, allegedly leading worship. The holy things of life will be 100% holy, or the people leading them will feel a good solid thump on the head from the rod of iron of Messiah. Neither you, nor any other Gringo on earth, will try to sing Christian words to Ode to Joy, a pagan piece of music composed by the pagan Beethoven, with Satanic words composed by Schiller, a spiritual dog. If you love mixture now, you will have a hard time getting used to the Messianic Kingdom.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
If you are really born again, THAT IS YOU being talked about in that verse, saint. You will be a priest of Messiah, and you will be an enforcer for Christ also. Get used to it. If you are a wimpy preacher who cannot stomach moral principles being enforced in the Lord's Church, you will be a grumpy puppy in the Messianic Kingdom, for you will HAVE TO enforce righteousness then. If you are a slop hog Daddy, letting your kids play the fool and live like baboons now, you will be all thumbs in the coming Kingdom of Christ. How about getting started now, and teach those around you the difference between the profane and the holy?
1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten
of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
It is entirely possible, based on this text, that the kings of the earth will be replaced with saints from the Age of the Church, the age we now live in. How will we do that with grace and with justice and mercy? Christ takes care of that when we meet him in the air as the Bride (Church) is taken out of the world in what is commonly called The Rapture.
Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ
shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because
it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
When we are taken up to meet the Lord in the air, we shall be changed. We shall be like him, says I John 3:2 above. So, what is Jesus like physically? He is a 33 year old, male Jew. There is no sexual distinction in Heaven. Everyone there is male, at least when a pronoun is needed. Nowhere in the Bible are we taught that there are females in Heaven. Jesus settled this in his answer to some tricky Saducees long ago.
22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
When anyone is taken to Heaven, in death or in the Rapture of the Church, they are no longer married. They are made like Jesus at the instant they see him.
All of this discussion of gender issues is to make it very clear that there will be no queens ruling the nations. Only 33 year old males will be in charge in the Messianic Kingdom. And, there will be no lady preachers or priests. The Apostles founded the Lord's Church on male leadership.
Any godly ladies reading this may be tempted to get their feelings hurt. Please learn to rejoice in the fact that Jesus will take you to Heaven just as fast as the men, and you will be made like Jesus and be able to understand how all of this works. It will be a good eternal life with your Lord. And, you will not be a second class priest, king, or ruler under the rule of Christ. You will be a full participant.
The above is probably about 2% of all the teaching on the coming Kingdom of Messiah. I hope I have whetted your interest in knowing more about the Kingdom. You will be in it for 1000 years. It might be good not to have to take the no credit class in Jerusalem to bring you up to speed on what is coming next when you arrive to take your post as a ruler with Christ.
GOD'S PARTING SHOT TO THE CREATION
Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that
all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
Verse 10 tells us that, after the Kingdom rule of Christ, God will burn up the earth and the universe will explode and pass away. If you don't like this, go tell God about it. He does not need you and your theological committee of egg heads to determine what he does with the earth and the universe.
The happy ending is that, after all the wicked are tossed into Hell, God will start over. He will create a new heavens and a new earth. So, stop whining about all the species that have been driven to extinction by man's selfish practices. You do not have to figure out who is responsible. God will one day have it all back, and he will let you play in his new earth and new universe. No Christian has any business accepting ANY guilt for the abuse of the garden by past generations. Read that again please.
Climate Change is just there, and it has been there from the beginning. The account of Noah's Flood tells us that the earth had been watered by a great mist. Because of the flood, something changed, and the earth became watered by weather patterns which we now see. Noah set a jug of grape juice in the back of his house, and it fermented. He drank it and got drunk, and the context of the story makes it quite clear that he had no idea he would get drunk. This implies that things had changed. Voile, climate change!
So, there are no unicorns today, as there were long ago. So what? That is not your fault, and it is not your ancestors' fault.
As to the present creation, what should the ethic of the Bible believer be?
Use it, don't abuse it.
When you kill wild animals just to see them die, you are not using the creation to the glory of God. Here are some thoughts that you will be able to apply to this discussion if your mind is sound and godly:
Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the
ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam (mother)
sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the
7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
Exodus 23:5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Exodus 23:12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Proverbs 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
So, killing animals to clothe yourself or to feed your family is noble. Killing an animal to hang its head on the wall of your man cave may not please God unless you also eat the meat.
I grew up going on many hunting trips with me Dad in Tanzania. The only animal my Dad ever killed that was not for meat on the table was a rogue lion that was killing the Africans' goats and cattle. Such animals kill livestock because they get old and cannot run down the wild game anymore. If such a lion is not killed at once, it may get so disabled that it has to resort to killing children to survive.
A thoughtful keeper of the Garden of God will kill one species to favor the other species. The standard is set my the man who discerns the issue, not by PETA. This is why elephants sometimes need to be culled so that the well being of all the species is preserved. This is why the US Forest Service does controlled burns of trash growth under trees to prevent forest fires from burning the huge trees. If this bothers you, deal with it. God put man in charge of the garden, and man must do what works to keep the garden in good health.
Having said this, I will tell you that I always give thought to the logic of PETA and other animal rights people. If they are onto a thought that seems to be reasonable, I will adopt that one principle. I must say though, that only happens about once in twenty years. The same applies to the Nature Conservancy who are dead wrong about 97% of the time.
The standard of using the earth and creation is given to us by God in the account of the creation of Adam and Eve.
2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man
whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
So, get used to it. God will destroy the whole of creation one day in a future catastrophe. This is good. We can look forward to a world with no footprints of evil men anywhere. No stars in the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard. Even the Kingdom of Messiah may have some residual evidence of sin present because there is no prophecy telling us that the sin nature of man is eradicated during that time. Sin will be restrained by brute force by Messiah and by his people who reign with him. But, the new heavens and new earth will be just that..... entirely new and entirely void of any evidence or memory of sin and depravity.
So again, use it, but don't abuse it. Indeed, if you want to cut a tree down and make a chair out of it, go ahead. Just meditate before you cut it down..... is that tree making shade you may want to be there later? Is it a tree that your son enjoys climbing in? When it comes to using the creation you are a steward, not a stalker.
And, those antiques or toys you collect and put up on shelves to show your friends, they will one day burn up. That collector pick up truck in your garage..... it will go up in flames. We all need to examine ourselves and see if we are addicted to stuff in some way. It is all fuel for God's final bonfire.
There will be one last monster catastrophe during the Great Tribulation. You do not want to be here to participate, friend. Be sure you are born again by faith in Jesus Christ.
The happy ending of this study is that there is coming 1000 years of no catastrophes. You DO want to be here for that.
I have come to believe that some preachers find that teaching about the Kingdom of Christ is such good news, and so comforting, that they will get no one to come forward at the altar call at the end of the sermon. They worry that the hope of the Rapture of the Church and the Kingdom of Christ will make people so content with their future that they will not repent of their sins and get their life right.
So, if you are one of these morbid preachers, consider this text we already saw above:
1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
That is not an "ought to" statement. It is a fact being stated. That is how hope works in a true Bible believer.
If you have any faith in the Word of God left, preacher, believe that verse please. Give them hope. Preach and teach about the coming Rapture of the Church, and the coming Kingdom and the Messianic age, and you may well be shocked to see your people start purifying themselves to get ready to rule and reign with holiness. The Holiness Church denomination does not have a patent on holiness. Holiness starts manifesting in the life of believers who are taught the whole counsel of God.
Believe it or not, preacher, the Holy Ghost is able to do that if you will just teach the whole Bible.
Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
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