“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, and seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights, to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; He made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.” Genesis 1:14-19
“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. Psalms 19:1-6
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that He would show them a sign from heaven.
He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times. Matthew 16:1-3
“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness:
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and the things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, the things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in His presence. I Corinthians 1: 20-29
“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple.
And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:1-8
Jesus tells us through Luke’s Gospel, that just prior to the end of the times of the Gentiles, and preceding His promised return at the Second Advent, “And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the power of the heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:25-27
Now while the sun and moon have captivated mankind’s attention in every generation because of the importance they both hold in relation to the very existence of life, the stars, and their celestial message has evaded most of humanity.
In the beginning, there was a pure knowledge known to mankind, that God had scrolled across the heavens, a message that foretold the story of a coming savior, the Creator of the universe, to the glory of God. The majestic motions of the night sky were intimately familiar to ancient people.
Nevertheless, through perversion, Lucifer, the god of this world has marred the beautiful masterpiece of the celestial story into a forgery called Astrology, which rules over the daily activities of lost souls looking for purpose in life rather than looking for the Creator of life.
Astronomy, which is the study of the celestial bodies and is an exact science, can verify that everything in the heavens has been placed into motion with a very predictable course.
The pictures in the heavens are designed to honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. Every constellation bears testimony to His Integrity, Righteousness, Truth, Justice and Mighty Power.
While the entire subject of stars is vast and the numbers that exist are innumerable, I would like to focus on the fact that Matthew recorded in his gospel that the birth of Jesus was accompanied by an extraordinary celestial event.
It was a star that led the wise men to Jesus. “When they heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Matthew 2:9-10. Whether the star appeared supernaturally or by natural law is not important, but that God used the star to convey a divine message to the wise men is what is significant.
Many pilgrims have navigated their paths over the centuries by celestial navigation, but it has not been until these last days when knowledge has increased, as the prophet Daniel had predicted thousands of years ago, that mankind through technological advances can now measure with unbelievable accuracy the track of celestial objects, such as star’s and comets.
Astronomy is such an exact science, it is no wonder that Jesus would make mention of stars in correlation with the signs of His Return at the end of the age.
Be assured, that as the council of God chose to use celestial and geological events to proclaim Christ’ birth and death, He will do the same thing concerning the Second Coming of our Savior.
Most students of bible prophecy and signs of end-time events are well aware of the celestial events that will be taking place in the year 2014 and 2015.
In the year 2014 and in 2015 there will be a rather rare display in the heavens that should alert believers of the Word of God that the Lord is making a clarion call to humanity.
It was Pastor Mark Biltz’s curiosity of lunar and solar eclipses and Bible prophecy that sparked his search of the U.S. Government NASA website. NASA’s eclipse website provides precision tracking of the celestial events.
Pastor Biltz was focusing on the precise times of both solar and lunar eclipses, sometimes called “blood moons”, when to his surprise he discovered a rare and uncanny cluster of four lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses around the Jewish Sabbatical Year of 2014 and 2015.
This rare phenomenon of four consecutive total lunar eclipses is known as a Tetrad. The fact that these four consecutive blood red moons coincide with God’s holy days of Passover in the spring and the Feast of Tabernacles in autumn seems to be very significant.
The whole scenario takes on a more apocalyptic image when one understands that this type of event will not happen again in this century. Now consider this, the sun and the moon are only two of God’s messenger’s that have been set in motion and will deliver their message at a precise time in their set course.
God’s celestial design is irrefutable, its set course is perfect and there is ultimately nothing man can do to alter God’s plan or the message He wants to convey.
A quote from the Talmud on eclipses and blood red moons, Our Rabbis taught, “When the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable.
To what can this be compared? To a human being that made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them and let them sit in the dark’.
It was taught: R. Meir said, “Whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows.” He said, Our Rabbis taught, “When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse it is a bad omen for Israel since Israel reckons by the moon and idolaters by the sun.
The best advice I can give you concerning these celestial events and all the catastrophic calamities that are coming upon this earth that is in travail, comes from Jesus Himself, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Watch!
Signs of the Last Days before the Second Advent
Israel back in their land – Balfour Declaration 9, 1917
Israel born as a nation in 1 day – May 14, 1948
The Jews take control of all of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967
East Jerusalem annexed with west Jerusalem on June 28, 1967
June 07, 1967 to 10/14/2015 17,640 days or 49 years
Take heed that no man deceives you
Many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ
Wars and rumors of wars
Nation shall rise up against nation
Kingdom against kingdom
There shall be famines
There shall be pestilence
There will be great droughts
There will be earthquakes in different places
You will be delivered up to be afflicted
You will be hated of all nations for my name sake
Many will be offended because of Christ
Many will be betrayed and hate one another
Many false prophets will arise and deceive many
Because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold
There will be great tribulations such as never before
The sun will be darkened
The moon will not give her light
Stars will fall from heaven
The heavens shall be shaken
There will be troubles
Brother shall betray brother to death
The father shall betray the son to death
Children shall rise up against their parents and have them killed
There will be fearful sights
There will be great signs from heaven
Jerusalem will be compassed by enemies
Upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity
The sea and the waves roaring
Hurricanes typhoons and tsunami's
Tornadoes or whirlwinds
Massive animal die-off '
Men's hearts failing them for fear of what is coming upon the earth
Hearts overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness
As the Days of Noah and the days of Lot
Increased sexual depravity
Increase of ungodliness
People being self-absorbed
Increase in knowledge and travel
Sports and entertainment
People will be lovers of their own selves
Disobedience to parents
Without natural affections
Despisers of those that are good
Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
People will be overtaken with different kinds of lusts
Vain imaginations, continually evil
An untoward generation
People will have a form of godliness but will deny the power thereof
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
Weapons of mass destruction
Signs of the earth in travail
Babylon The Great as a world power
The rise of Islam as a global threat
Terrorist groups such as Isis, Boko Haram, and Al Qaida
The mass migration of Islam to Europe and the West
The acceptance of "The Muslim Brotherhood" in the U.S.
The infiltration of Isis into the U.S and Canada
The importing of sophisticated weapons into the Middle East
The continued development of weapons of war in Iran
The explosive situation between Saudi Arabia and Syria
The continued development of nuclear power in North Korea
The rise of the Anti-Christ
The rise of the False Prophet
The desire of nations for a One World Government
The explosion of the LGBT movement
The introduction of same-sex marriage
The plague of AIDS
Planned Parenthood – legalized murder in developed nations
The translation of the Holy Bible in every language
The Good News is preached throughout the world
The early release of the Church. 1 Thess. 5:9, Rev. 3:10, 1 Thess. 4:15-17
Most statements can be found in:
The Olivet Discourse
2 Timothy 3
2 Peter 3:3
Some statements are common knowledge due to the age we live in and the availability of information.
Only the United States of America can fulfill the many prophecies concerning Babylon the Great listed in the Holy Scriptures, before the return of Israel’s long-awaited Messiah.
There is only one possibility that could cause a person not to understand that the scriptures precisely describe the United States of America. It is possible, that the god of this world has supernaturally blinded their common sense.
Of course, we do not expect unbelievers to believe the Word of God without the involvement of the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless, this is not just about spiritual issues, but raw data that logical people, even in an unregenerate state should be able to agree with.
Worldwide, there is enough technology available to the masses that they can just check the facts with a quick Google search. The United States is a young nation, compared to many nations that have been in existence for thousands of years. Nevertheless, the United States has become the most powerful nation on earth. It is the only superpower.
Isaiah 13:1-13, 14:1-32, 18:1-7, 47:1-15
Jeremiah 50:1-46, 51:1-64,
It is the richest nation in the world.
It is a nation that has the largest economy in the world.
It has the largest stock exchange in the world. NYSE
It also has the 2nd largest stock exchange in the world. NASDAQ
It has the most powerful army in the world.
It is the leading industrial nation.
It has the world’s biggest legal and political system.
It is a nation of many religions.
It is a nation with the most advanced technologies.
It is a nation that enjoys the highest standard of living.
It is a nation that was founded with a Declaration of independence.
It is a nation that has a Bill of Rights.
It is a nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
It is a nation of immigrants from all over the world.
It is a nation of higher education and learning.
It is a nation of inventor’s with thousands of patents.
It leads the world in space exploration and scientific discovery.
It is the world’s top manufacturing nation.
It is the leading nation in agriculture.
It is a nation of many lakes and rivers.
It is the leading nation in lumber production.
It has by far the most horses in the world.
It is the leading exporting nation.
It is the leading importing nation.
It is a nation that has been a stay for Israel.
It is a nation that has done the most for the poor.
It is a nation where the countries of the world assemble, the United Nations.
It is the leading nation of film stars, sports figures, celebrities.
It is a nation whose citizens revel in sports and entertainment.
It is a nation that believes in free speech, even vulgarity.
It is a nation that leads in the production of pornography.
It is a nation with an increasing appetite for the occult.
It is a nation that is leading the music industry.
It is a nation that has legalized abortion.
It is a nation that legalizes and celebrates gay rights.
It is a nation that lives without the fear of God.
It is a nation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit….
It is a nation allied with many Muslim nations that practice Sharia law.
It is a nation whose president has endorsed same-sex marriage.
It is a nation who shall through minions kill the saints of God.
It is a nation who has committed fornication with the kings of the earth.
It is a nation that will be led into desolation by the Antichrist.
Some basic characteristics of the Antichrist:
He will be a mortal man.
He will rise out of a gentile nation.
He will rise to power quickly.
He will be charismatic.
He will be a great orator.
He will understand dark sentences.
He will be different from his predecessors.
He will be a master of deceit.
He will be very intelligent.
He will be proud.
He will be arrogant.
He will captivate the minds and support of celebrities, stars, and intellectuals.
He will cause people to worship him in their heart.
He will cause the multitudes to support his causes.
He will have a bloodline that will trace back to the Assyrian Empire.
He will oppose the truth while mocking God’s Word.
He will possess great power, but not of his own.
He will be the leader of the greatest nation that has ever existed.
He will be the head of the most powerful army that has ever existed.
He will be in control of the largest economy that has ever existed.
He will change laws and times.
He will preach a universal message of peace, hope, change, and new beginnings.
He will profess to be a Christian.
He will be a Muslim.
He will be an advocate for Islam.
He will be likened to Nimrod in opposing God'sestablished rule.
He will be the last World Leader to oppose God's moral code.
He will promote immoral behavior in society.
He will be as Judas Iscariot, not knowing that Satan has entered him.
He will destroy many through his policy, beginning in The Land of Ham.
He will persecute and kill Christians and Jews through his minions.
He will reign from Babylon the Great.
He will lead the nations to fight against Christ at His Second Coming.
“And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken without hand. Daniel 8:24-25
The 4 Apocalyptic Horses
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