Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelation

To Honor Jesus Christ, Glorify God, Encourage Believers, & Warn All
Est 11-09-2003 Changed 09-22-2014
 

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Introduction

The Bible is to be studied as a whole.  It is like a puzzle and all the pieces (properly used) will fit together when this done. The Bible tells us how to proceed-

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 
  -- Isaiah 28:10

This is true in any aspect of Bible study, including salvation and prophecy.  In fact, many errors made in presenting Bible prophecy stem from a misunderstanding of salvation itself.  It does not matter if you know EVERYTHING about Bible prophecy IF YOU ARE LOST.   LOST Bible prophecy "experts" are going to be in hell.   Make sure of your salvation now!

This presentation of the Book of Revelation is done in visual (table) form as much as possible.  Before we begin the visual presentation, there are some "precepts" that we must understand.  These " precepts " are 3 keys to understanding Bible prophecy.

Our objective is to obtain a definition of the phrase DAY of THE LORD.  Once this definition is obtained, we can put all the pieces together.


3 Keys to Understanding Endtimes Prophecy and the DAY of THE LORD
 
1.  Daniel's 70th Week (7 years in length)
2. The 1000 Year Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ
3. The New Heaven and New Earth  that the Lord Will Make



Daniel's 70th Week (7 Years in Length)

Here is the TOTAL SEVENTY "WEEKS"

      Daniel 9:24   SEVENTY WEEKS are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 
 
Here are the Sixty nine (7 + 62) "WEEKS" that have already Happened
        Daniel 9:25   Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be SEVEN WEEKS , and THREESCORE and TWO WEEKS: the street shall be built  again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 
 

        Daniel 9:26   And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  

Here is the ONE "WEEK" that Remains
        Daniel 9:27   And he shall confirm the covenant with many for ONE WEEK : and in the MIDST of the WEEK he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate , even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.  
A total of seventy (70) "WEEKS" are determined for " thy people ", Daniel's people, the Jews.  Sixty nine (69) of these "WEEKS" have already happened.  Because these sixty nine (69) "WEEKS" that have ALREADY happened lasted a total of 483 years, we know how long the 70th "WEEK" will be.

The reason we know that the 70th "week" lasts 7 years is that the 7 "weeks" and 62 "weeks" (a total of 69 "weeks"), which have already happened, lasted exactly 483 years = 69 weeks  X  7 years/week.  Messiah was "cutoff", crucified, exactly 483 years after the commandment of Artaxerxes to rebuild the temple, March 14, 445 B.C. 

This whole prophecy (of Daniel) was made in 538 B.C. while the Jews were in Babylon at the end of their  70 year captivity.  The 1st 69 "weeks" were fulfilled exactly as predicted and the 70th "week" will also.  

Since God said he would deal with the Jews as a NATION for SEVENTY "WEEKS" and He promised to regather them nationally in the future in preparation for His Coming, then, God plans to deal with the NATION Israel in the future for ONE "WEEK" before He returns.  To say that ONE WEEK of Daniel 9:27 has already happened (since God says He will regather Israel as a NATION) is to say there will be 71 WEEKS.    Therefore, the 70th week of Daniel can not have happened in the past and is yet future.  

Since we already know (from the 69 weeks that HAVE happened) that a "WEEK" is SEVEN YEARS, then, God must have a future dealing with the NATION Israel for SEVEN years. We shall see shortly that the events of the Book of Revelation from Chapters 6:1-19:21 represent Daniel's 70th week.

For more information about this and related subjects see this and this .


The 1000 Year Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ

The following verses in the Book of Revelation demonstrate that the 1000 year reign of the Lord Jesus Christ takes place immediately following the judgments described in Chapter 6 verse1 through Chapter 19 verse 21.  Since these same verses represent Daniel's 70th week, then, the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ immediately follows Daniel's 70th week of 7 years duration.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years ,   And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled : and after that he must be loosed a little season.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years .   

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.   

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 .   

And when the thousand years are expired , Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  

 -- Revelation 20:2-7


The New Heaven and New Earth  that the Lord Will Make

After the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ (and the judgments that immediately follow) as described in Chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation, we read the opening verse of Chapter 21 and this verse describes a NEW Heaven and a New Earth.  We can know that the NEW Heaven and NEW Earth are made immediately after the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth : for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea.    -- Revelation 21:1

The new earth has NO oceans, no more sea .  A radical change will have taken place.  Will the present earth be annihilated?

Here is our answer-
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever   -- Ecclesiastes 1:4

Since the earth abideth for ever , it can not be annihilated.  However, it obviously must be altered if it is to have NO oceans.

That the Lord intended to alter the earth is prophesied in the Old Testament.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
   -- Isaiah 65:17

For as the new heavens and the new earth , which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. -- Isaiah 66:22-23

We have established that the sequence of events are:
Daniel's 70th Week (also known as the " tribulation ")                                    Rev 6:1 - Rev 19:21
The 1000 Year Reign of Jesus Christ (also known as the " millennium ")       Rev 20:2-7      
The New Heaven and the New Earth                                                              Rev 21:1

These events alone attest to the fact that the Book of Revelation is (for all intents and purposes) to be read chronologically.
We will be discussing this at length later.   At present, we proceed to our objective - the definition of the phrase
DAY of THE LORD.


DAY of THE  LORD
The questions to be answered are WHEN does the Day of the Lord start and HOW LONG does it LAST?  Is it 24 hours?  We do not have to speculate on this.  We have the Bible's explicit description which answers BOTH of these questions.

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 .    -- 2 Peter 3:10

First of all, since the day of the Lord comes unexpectedly and suddenly ( a thief in the night ); this day can not start at any point during or after Daniel's 70th week (Rev 6:1 - Rev 19:21).  Those alive during Daniel's 70th week will KNOW that the Day of the Lord has already come.  Therefore, it is no longer a " thief in the night ."  The people alive on the earth will come to this realization once Daniel's 70th week has ALREADY begun .  (Later we shall see that certain visible signs will occur to make the people realize what has actually begun.)

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;  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: For the great day of his wrath is come ; and who shall be able to stand? -- Revelation 6:15-17

The events of the Book of Revelation are described in detail in Chapter 6 through Chapter 19.  In these chapters we are given explicit TIME periods for the lengths of various events.  Knowing these events and time lengths eliminates any " thief in the night " coming of the Lord at the END of  Daniel's 70th week or at any point AFTER it starts.  

At this point let's pause to understand that Daniel's 70th week, which we already know to be 7 years in length, consists of 7 years of 360 days each, 12 months of 30 days each, on the Jewish prophetic calendar.  This fact is clearly revealed in that from 14 Mar 445 BC until 6 Apr 32 AD is exactly 173,880 days.  The math follows.

14 Mar 445 BC the date Artaxerxes commanded the temple to be rebuilt
  6 Apr 32 AD    the date Jesus Christ entered the city of Jerusalem
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173,880 days = 69 "weeks" x 7 years x 360 days each
  
Quoting from The Coming Prince we read the very words Jesus uttered on 6 Apr 32 AD (praise God!!!):
                                                                        ---
No student of the Gospel narrative can fail to see that the Lord's last visit to Jerusalem was not only in fact, but in the purpose of it, the crisis of His ministry, the goal towards which it had been directed. After the first tokens had been given that the nation would reject His Messianic claims, He had shunned all public recognition of them. But now the twofold testimony of His words and His works had been fully rendered, and His entry into the Holy City was to proclaim His Messiahship and to receive His doom. Again and again His apostles even had been charged that they should not make Him known. But now He accepted the acclamations of "the whole multitude of the disciples," and silenced the remonstrance of the Pharisees with the indignant rebuke, "I tell you if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." (Luke 19:39, 40)

The full significance of the words which follow in the Gospel of St. Luke is concealed by a slight interpolation in the text. As the shouts broke forth from His disciples, "Hosanna to the Son of David! blessed is the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord!" He looked off toward the Holy City and exclaimed , " If thou also hadst known, even on this day , the things which belong to thy peace; but now they are hid from thine eyes! "[4] The time of Jerusalem's visitation had come, and she knew it not. Long ere then the nation had rejected Him, but this was the predestined day when their choice must be irrevocable, – the day so distinctly signalized in Scripture as the fulfillment of Zechariah's prophecy, "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold thy King cometh unto thee!" (Zechariah 9:9) Of all the days of the ministry of Christ on earth, no other will satisfy so well the angel's words, unto Messiah the Prince."

4 [I purposely omitted his references to the revised Text because he is wrong] And the date of it can be ascertained. In accordance with the Jewish custom, the Lord went up to Jerusalem upon the 8th Nisan, "six days before the Passover."[5] But as the 14th, on which the Paschal Supper was eaten, fell that year upon a Thursday, the 8th was the preceding Friday. He must have spent the Sabbath, therefore, at Bethany; and on the evening of the 9th, after the Sabbath had ended, the Supper took place in Martha's house. Upon the following day, the 10th Nisan, He entered Jerusalem as recorded in the Gospels.[6]

The Julian date of that 10th Nisan was Sunday the 6th April, A.D. 32. What then was the length of the period intervening between the issuing of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the public advent of "Messiah the Prince," – between the 14th March, B.C. 445, and the 6th April, A.D. 32? THE INTERVAL CONTAINED EXACTLY AND TO THE VERY DAY 173, 880 DAYS, OR SEVEN TIMES SIXTY-NINE PROPHETIC YEARS OF 360 DAYS, the first sixty-nine weeks of Gabriel's prophecy .[to Daniel]
                                                                         
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See The Coming Prince by Robert Anderson (1841-1918) at this webpage http://philologos.org/__eb-tcp/default.htm which is an exhaustive study of the prophecy of the 70 weeks.  See especially this page: http://philologos.org/__eb-tcp/chap10.htm


Known Events During Daniel's 70th Week Which Eliminate Any Thief in the Night AFTER the Week Begins

<------------------------------------------------- Daniel's 70th Week ----------------------------------------------------->
1260 days - Rev 11:3-12 Two witnesses
Rev11:7 1260 days - Rev 12:6 Israel escapes

beast
42 Months - Rev 11:2 Gentiles tread Jerusalem

ascends
3.5 years  - Rev 12:14 Israel escapes


42 Months - Rev 13:5 antichrist power

Daniels 70th week last 7 years of 360 days each, or a total of 2520 days.  Each year is 12 months of 30 days each.  This is a total of 12 months x 7 years or 84 months.

Therefore, one half of the 7 years is 3.5 years, 42 months, or 1260 days.  Once Daniel's 70th week commences the two witnesses will begin their testimony.  Anyone present will know that there are exactly 1260 days until the witnesses are killed.  At the middle of Daniel's 70th week, the Gentiles will occupy Jerusalem (at the time of the death of the witnesses).  The Gentile occupation will last 42 months.  There is no opportunity for any " thief in the night " coming of the Day of the Lord.  Therefore, the Day of the Lord must begin BEFORE any of these events can occur (or at the exact same moment as the witnesses begin their testimony, the later being the most likely).  Once the two witnesses begin to testify, there are no more surprises.

There is an event that precedes the Day of the Lord .  It is known as the Rapture .  The Rapture could be at the exact same instant as the beginning of Daniel's 70th week or a little before Daniel's 70th week.  For the purposes of those left behind, the Rapture and the Day of the Lord will be inseparable events.  The Rapture will come and it will be followed "shortly" by the clear visible signs of the beginning of the Day of the Lord .  We will deal with these signs shortly.
Now, let us return to completing our definition of the Day of the Lord .


DAY of the LORD Definition Continued

Repeating our reference verse we find-

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 .
    -- 2 Peter 3:10

We found that the sequence of events are:
Daniel's 70th Week (also known as the " tribulation ")                                    Rev 6:1 - Rev 19:21
The 1000 Year Reign of Jesus Christ (also known as the " millennium ")       Rev 20:2-7      
The New Heaven and the New Earth                                                              Rev 21:1

We also established that the thief in the night begins at or immediately prior to Daniel's 70th (once the Rapture has already occurred).  See Rev 3:3 where the Lord says that He will come upon the church at the Rapture as a "thief ".  We see (from 2 Peter 3:10 above) that the DAY of the LORD includes the "making" (remaking) of a New Heaven and a New Earth.  Since we established that the New Heaven and New Earth are AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ, we now can conclude that the DAY of the LORD lasts 1007 years = Daniel's 70th week of 7 years plus the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ.


The SEALS of Revelation and their Significance

Introduction

That the Book of Revelation is a completion of the Book of Daniel is clear. Daniel was told to " seal up " the book "to the time of the end ."  We read this in the following verse:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. -- Daniel 12:4

Now, we turn to the Book of Revelation and we read that the Lamb, Jesus Christ, who has been declared worthy in the 5th chapter of Revelation, OPENS the seals that Daniel had sealed.  This is important for a several reasons.  

We'll deal with one reason at this point.  Since Revelation is a continuation of the Book of Daniel, one would expect that the two books (Revelation and Daniel) would follow the same style of presenting the material.  The Book of Daniel introduces all of Gentile world history (as it relates to the Jew) in Chapter 2.  An image represents Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar), the Medio-Persian empire, Alexander the Great's empire , the Roman empire, and the ten-toed empire of the last days, at which time Christ returns to set up His kingdom (when He destroys the ten-toed kingdom).  Thus, chapter 2 effectively covers the entire time period that is explained with more detail in subsequent chapters of Daniel.  It is reasonable to conclude that Revelation is written in the same manner.  And, so it seems.  Look at the seals and see if this is possible.  It appears that the seals characterize the entire period covered in chapters 6 through 19 of the Book of Revelation.


1st Seal (characteristic) - Conquest/Enforcement
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.  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 .  

-- Revelation 6:1-2   In this connection, read about terrorism here and here .

2nd Seal (characteristic) - Peace Removed and Killing Ensues
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.    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.   
 -- Revelation 6:3-4   In this connection, read about the clash of civilizations and the preemptive doctrine of Brezinski and the Official Doctrine of the Naval War College.

3rd Seal (characteristic) - Global Finance and Trade, the True Strategic Objective and Measure of Success
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.   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 .   
 -- Revelation 6:5-6
In this regard read the hegemonic imperative of the United States and its globalist friends.

4th Seal (characteristic) - 25 percent of World Population Killed with Weapons, Starvation, and Animals
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.    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.   
-- Revelation 6:7-8
In this connection read about the ambitious plans of men .

5th Seal (characteristic) - Martyrdom of Tribulation Saints, Assault on Fundamentalism
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: 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?  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.
-- Revelation 6:9-11  In this connection read about the enemy of the world order, the "extremists", the fundamentalists .

While considering the topic of the persecution and martyrdom of tribulation saints, look at WHEN these saints are killed.

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;
 -- Revelation 7:9

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes ? and whence came they?   -- Revelation 7:13

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes , and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.     -- Revelation 7:14

When Jesus spoke of the abomination of desolation of Daniel, He said, when you SEE the abomination of desolation stand in the holy place, THEN, shall be great tribulation .  See Mathew 24:15-21.  See also Daniel 9:27.  Of course, since the abomination occurs in the middle of Daniel's 70th week, this means that great tribulation occurs in the second half of the week.  Since the martyrs come out of   great tribulation , then, the 5th seal occurs primarily in the second HALF of the tribulation.  Consequently, the 5th seal is describing a time in the second half of the tribulation.  This means that the seals do not precede the trumpets and vials in chronology, but, are representative of the entire 70th week of Daniel, the tribulation.

In this regards, before we look at the 6th seal, remember that we discussed the fact that once the Day of the Lord starts the people will realize that it has begun.  This can only be true if there are certain visible signs.

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;  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: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
-- Revelation 6:15-17

Look at this verse in the old testament:
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.   
-- Joel 2:31

When does this occur?  BEFORE the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

Now let's return to our discussion of the seals and describe the 6th seal.


6th Seal (Signs Showing the Beginning of the Tribulation?)
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  
 -- Revelation 6:12

Before we give the rest of the description, reread Joel 2:31.  Joel 2:31 says:
The  sun  shall be turned into  darkness , and the   moon into blood , before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 

Notice that the sun and moon signs are the same in the 6th seal as they are in Joel 2:31.  Since Joel 2:31 says this occurs BEFORE the Day of the Lord, then, it seems logical that the 6th seal is not as much a characteristic but the initiation of the Day of the Lord, i.e., the 70th week of Daniel, the tribulation.

Further, since 666 is the number of antichrist, and since man was created on day 6, 6 is the number of man.  Many believe that 5 is the number for grace .  Therefore, it is fitting that the 6th seal initiates the time for antichrist because the age of grace concludes at the rapture.

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;  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: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
-- Revelation 6:15-17

Now compare the signs of Joel 2:31 with the Northern invasion by Islamic/Russian? countries of the nation Israel:

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
-- Ezekiel 38:18

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;  
 -- Ezekiel 38:19

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 t he mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.  
 -- Ezekiel 38:20

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.   
-- Ezekiel 38:21

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
-- Ezekiel 38:22

Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
-- Ezekiel 38:23

Comparing Joel 2 with Ezekiel we find-
The day of the LORD cometh , for it is nigh at hand.
-- Joel 2:1

...a day of darkness...a great people and strong
-- Joel 2:2

...fire devoureth before them: and behind them a flame burneth
-- Joel 2:3

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen
-- Joel 2:4

...as a strong people set in battle array
-- Joel 2:5

...the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining
-- Joel 2:10

This could well be the Magog/Gog invasion of Israel. Scripture can leap in time from one verse to another. So, allow for the fact that ALL of Joel 2 may not be at the beginning of the Day of the Lord.  Some may spread into the 70th week of Daniel.  However, there is little dispute that Joel 2 refers to the "beginning of sorrows" at least in part.

See the 5th trumpet (1st woe) of Rev 9:5-10 for possible comparisons with portions of Joel 2 that would be imbedded in the 70th week.


Continuing with the 6th seal signs we find-
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.  
 -- Revelation 6:13

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places   -- Revelation 6:14

These signs are very similar to the Ezekiel invasion of Israel and the Joel 2:31 prophecy.  The sixth seal (the opening of Daniel's 70th week) could well occur at the time the LORD destroys the invading forces of Ezekiel 38 because they shall KNOW that I AM the LORD (Eze 38:23) and the great day of His wrath hath come (Rev 6:17). This makes the chronology look as follows.



Church
Age

Rapture
of
the Church

When??
Invasion
of
Israel
BEFORE the Day
of the LORD
Day of the Lord

Day of God
Begins
Rev
Chap 2
through
Chap 3

Rev 4:1
"come up hither"
at the sound
of a trumpet
Ezek 38
and
Ezek 39
Joel 2:31
Daniel's 70th
Week
"the HOUR of
temptation"

1000 Year Reign
 of
Jesus Christ
White
Throne
Judgment
New
Heaven
and
New
Earth
Eternity
Begins
Pentecost
until
the
Rapture
1 Thess 4:14-17
true believers
removed from
earth
all men
shake
at
my
presence

Eze 38:20
sun turned to
darkness

moon into
blood

same
 as
Rev 6:12
Rev 6:12 through
Rev 11:7

Rev 11:8
through
Rev 19:21
---
Great
Tribulation
Mat 24:21
Rev 20:2-7
Rev 20:11
through
Rev 20:15
Rev 21:1
2 Pet 3:12



Rev 3:3
"I will come on
thee
as a thief"
---
if you are NOT
a true believer


Rev 3:10
"I also will keep thee
from
the hour of temptation"
---
if you ARE true believer
Invasion
of
Israel
by
Muslim
states
from the
north
Eze 38-39
6th seal
is
opened
and
Daniel's
70th week
starts
1260 days

1260 days
42 months
3.5 years

2 Thes 2:11
"strong
delusion"
Isa 11:6-9
The lion lies
with lamb

Earth full
of the
Knowledge
of the
Lord

Judgment of the
Lost
from
All
Ages
2 Pet 3:10

earth
renovation
by
fire

Rev 21:10

New Jerusalem



Unknown duration
an instant or moment
short unknown time, month,week,days?
Known duration
eternity


Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 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?  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.    
 -- 2 Peter 3:11-13


05-27-2007

Regarding the characteristics of the seals (and thus the tribulation period) we see an ever-spreading conflict as the background to the events of the Book of Revelation.  It is becoming increasingly clear that such a conflict is the Sunni-Shiite conflagration now unfolding.  We have discussed this emerging conflict since at least April 2003 and here are references to some of these writings (one of which is a Stratfor prediction from 2002).  They tell quite a story.  They did for me when I re-read these.

2004 policy from the Boston Globe
Solution to the Sunni-Shiite problem from Jordan
2002 prediction of post-war Iraq Sunni-Shiite War from Stratfor
2005 Sunni-Shiite Federalism will break up the country
Summary of Sunni-Shiite Strategy of the United States
2005 Prediction by Time of US eventually becoming allies to the Sunni "enemy"
2006 analysis of Sunni-Shiite future war by the intelligence community
King of Jordan Predicts Sunni-Shiite Conflagration (wonder how he knew?)
Jordanian King has connections to the Sunni resistance (oh really?)
US gave power to Shiites in Iraq
US Supported Islamic Activism
US Stirs the Sunnis in Fallujah Iraq in Response to the Contract Killings (is a pattern emerging?)
US plans to be riding with the Bad Boys (2005)

Are we surprised to now read a question in the New Yorker on March 5, 2007?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/03/05/070305fa_fact_hersh

Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?

In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The “redirection,” as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the United States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

One contradictory aspect of the new strategy is that, in Iraq, most of the insurgent violence directed at the American military has come from Sunni forces, and not from Shiites. But, from the Administration’s perspective, the most profound—and unintended—strategic consequence of the Iraq war is the empowerment of Iran. Its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made defiant pronouncements about the destruction of Israel and his country’s right to pursue its nuclear program, and last week its supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on state television that “realities in the region show that the arrogant front, headed by the U.S. and its allies, will be the principal loser in the region.”

What is being said here is that the US is "riding with the bad boys" (quoting Hersh from an earlier article).  Wonder how the US got the Sunni terrorists to join the US in fighting the Shiites?  Was anyone connected to the Sunni resistance?  Wonder if anyone reading this believes that the situation is just circumstantial afterthought?  Is there doubt in anyone's mind that this was not the plan from the beginning?  Read all the linked articles and note the dates.  Pul-leez!  Regardless, the conflagration is coming and it will either be part of the trib or the precursor to the "peace" or both.  The P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E is on to create a solution.  The pressure will increase until the "solution" is agreed upon - Remaking of the Middle-east, aka Daniel Chapter 11, starting in about verse 36.

This story is way bigger than what I am saying, but, what I am saying is sufficient for our purposes.

So, let's summarize, the US put Saddam in power to counterbalance Iran.  The US was supposedly attacked on 9-11  by Sunni radicals whose origins go back to the CIA-ISI sponsored organization in Pakistan.    Meanwhile the US has been an historical ally of Saudi Arabia which funds the same Sunni radicals.  The US invades Iraq and removes the Sunnis (and Saddam that they put in power, because he "sponsored al Qaeda".)  The Sunni resistance reacts partially due to the "unintended" consequence of post-election Iranian influence (Shiite) in Iraq.  Who "helped" with the elections?  The elections stir the Sunnis even more against the Shiites.  Now, the US is again partnering with the same Sunnis which we went to Iraq to defeat for "causing" 9-11.  If we had won the "war on terror" in Iraq (defeat the Sunnis), would we be able to fight Iran now?

After the Sunni-Shiite conflagration?
The Harvard professor's link between Sunni-Muslim extremists and Protestant Reformists

End 05-27-2007


04-25-2009

Two readers write.

First, Rick

Hillary using Iran support as bargaining chip

Hi Russell,


So at last we see the true nature of this 3 year threat from Iran.  I remember you mentioning back a couple years ago how you even thought Amadinejhad was a plant because he was just so forthright about destroying Israel over and over and over.  Looks like they played their cards to get themselves right into this position.  Get it done and then when they say "peace and security" sudden destruction is upon them.  I think we are getting near a deal in Israel and Ezek 38.  And now who would have guessed - another rider on the horse possibly showing his face - Pig Flu

Clinton says Israel risks losing support on Iran
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE53M5CZ20090423

Abdullah telling Obama to take the lead on the peace initiative - and Israel better accept the Saudi initiative
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517855,00.html

 
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=92467&sectionid=351020202

We must be near the rapture because I see 4 riders on the horizon! 
The White Horse coming in and setting up a peace deal in Israel
The Red Horse - I think this is Ezek 38 now
Black Horse - a financial crisis and war would make food really expensive and scarce
Ashen Horse - pestilence and beasts of the earth - I see some pig flu scares

We've seen them poke up here and there over the last couple years - but this is the first time I've ever seen all 4 horses on the same day on Drudge Report!

I'm ready to go - I think they are getting close enough!  Come Jesus!

God Bless - hope you are well.

Rick

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Second, Rob

This could be pandemic
http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090424/NEWS-US-FLU/

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A few quotes from the articles-

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=92467&sectionid=351020202
Jordan's King Abdullah II warns Israel that failing to choose a two-state solution would bring about its isolation in the Middle East.

King Abdullah II urged Tel Aviv on Friday to adopt integration into the region, while calling on the United States to lead the peace process with a 'creative solution' that would end the deadlock.

"When there is a deadlock, let the US break the impasse by proposing its own creative solutions," the king said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think-tank.

King Abdullah II met US President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday during a visit to the United States. He welcomed Obama's proposal in bringing long-lasting peace to the region, but insisted that US commitment to Palestinian statehood must be 'unambiguous in deeds as well as words'.

Next month, Israel, Egypt as well as all Palestinian factions are to gather in Washington for the resumption of peace talks at President Obama's invitation.

The king also criticized Israel saying that efforts to delay a two-state solution are 'disastrous'.

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http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090424/NEWS-US-FLU/

MEXICO CITY — Mexican and U.S. health officials searched on Saturday for signs an outbreak of a new flu strain is spreading further, after it killed up to 68 people in Mexico and infected eight in the United States.

As Mexico shut schools and museums and axed public events, global health officials stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

But they warned more cases could come to light, making up a major outbreak, as the flu spreads between people and infected some individuals who had no contact with one another.

The World Health Organization said the virus from 12 of the Mexican patients was the same genetically as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in eight people in California and Texas who later recovered.

The Mexican government said the flu had killed 20 people and it may also be responsible for 48 other deaths. In all, 1,004 suspected cases have been reported nationwide.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE53M5CZ20090423

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautioned Israel's right-wing government on Thursday that it risked losing Arab support for fighting any threats from Iran if it shuns Palestinian peace talks.

Signaling U.S. impatience with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reticence over peace talks, Clinton said Arab nations had made clear to her that Israel must be committed to the Palestinian peace process if it wants help countering Iran.

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517855,00.html

Jordan's Abdullah: Israel Must Choose Between Isolation and Integration


Israel must choose between integration and isolation in the Middle East, Jordan's King Abdullah II said Friday on a visit to the United States.

He also warned that delaying a two-state solution would be disastrous for both Israel and the Palestinians, according to reports from Haaretz Service and Reuters.

"Israel now has to make its choice — to integrate into the region ... with normal relations with its neighbors or to remain fortress Israel," the king said, Reuters reported.

The king said the 2002 Arab peace initiative was the best option for Israel. The initiative would establish normal ties between Israel and all Arab states in return for it relinquishing territory gained in the 1967 Middle East war, the creation of a Palestinian state and a "just solution" for its refugees, Reuters reported.

He said the 2002 Arab peace initiative was the best option for Israel and he urged it to take up the offer.

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The peace process, the "Shiite" War of Ezekiel 38-39 vis-a-vis Iran, the World Financial Crisis via the Bailouts etc, the Flu Pandemic all lead to characteristics found in the Book of Revelation (and Ezekiel, Joel).  The LORD Jesus Christ is coming soon.   And if you do not believe a World Financial System is in the making, perhaps you did not know that the IMF International Monetary Fund is going to start issuing its own currency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902242_pf.html

A Bigger, Bolder Role Is Imagined For the IMF
Changes Suggest Shift in How Global Economy Is Run

Inside a cavernous assembly hall in downtown Washington, dignitaries gather twice a year for routine meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Before long, though, the room could take center stage in the IMF's transformation into a veritable United Nations for the global economy.

Surrounded by blond wood paneling and a digital screen the size of a cinema's, central bankers and finance ministers would meet to convene a financial security council of sorts. Serving almost as ambassadors to the IMF, they would debate ways to put out the world's economic fires and stifle reckless policies before they ignite new ones.

Bowing to a new economic world order, the IMF would grant fresh powers to the likes of China, India and Brazil. It would have vastly expanded authority to act as a global banker to governments rich and poor. And with more flexibility to effectively print its own money, it would have the ability to inject liquidity into global markets in a way once limited to major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.

That image of a radically transformed IMF -- whose role in the global economy had turned largely advisory in recent years -- is now coming together through internal IMF documents, interviews and think-tank reports. Finance ministers from major nations will begin grappling with the formidable details of the IMF's makeover this weekend when they converge in Washington for the fund's biannual assembly.

The changes, broadly outlined by President Obama and other leaders of the Group of 20 nations in London earlier this month, could take months, even years to take shape. But the IMF is all but certain to take a central role in managing the world economy. As a result, Washington is poised to become the power center for global financial policy, much as the United Nations has long made New York the world center for diplomacy.

The IMF's mission is expanding so broadly that its managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said in an interview that the organization -- which underwent deep cuts last year before the financial crisis swept the globe -- may boost staffing in coming months, potentially creating dozens of high-paying jobs in the District.

"The IMF is changing, and with it, there will be a sea change in the way the world economy is run," said C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Their role will dramatically shift. You're talking about monitoring fiscal stimulus, moving toward tighter regulations for financial institutions. You're talking about global economic management in a way we have never seen."  [can you say Global Socialism?]

Already, the economic crisis is triggering a profound cultural shift, with the IMF moving away from its long-held mission to spread the gospel of capitalism around the globe.

Founded at the end of World War II to maintain stability in global currency markets, it later became known as the lender of last resort for nations in crisis, particularly as financial fires raced across Asia and Latin America in the 1990s. Its bailouts, however, were the bane of many poor countries; they often came with demands for fiscal austerity and free-market reform as the cures for developing nations -- even if that meant nations had to cut back on programs for health care and schools.

The IMF, Strauss-Kahn suggested, will become less ideological. Critics maintain the fund is still attaching too many restrictions to its longer-term bailouts for poor countries. But the IMF has signed off in recent weeks on no-strings-attached credit lines for countries with solid economic track records, offering $47 billion to Mexico and $20.5 billion to Poland.

"If the fund is considering a country and is technically convinced that privatization of any enterprise is needed to fix the country today, let's privatize. But if it's a general idea of privatization that has nothing to do with the problem, let's forget it," Strauss-Kahn said. "At the same time, if nationalization will help, let's do it."

Developing nations -- including some that were once down-and-out clients of the fund -- are now coming to the IMF's rescue as part of the pledge made by leaders in London to beef up the organization's war chest to $1 trillion. In exchange for better representation on the governing board, China, which has fewer voting rights than Belgium, is set to give more than $40 billion. Brazil, which received a massive IMF bailout in the late 1990s, is pledging $4.5 billion.

There is even talk that the next managing director -- traditionally a European, while an American ran its sister organization, the World Bank -- may come from the developing world. "Why not?" Strauss-Kahn said.

For an organization long demonized by the developing world, such changes were once unthinkable. "I spent 20 years of my life carrying posters that said 'IMF out,' " Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a former union leader, said last week in Rio de Janeiro. "Now the minister of finance says we are going to lend money to the IMF."

The IMF is also moving toward taking the lead role as the global economic watchdog. An intense debate, however, remains over the scope of the edicts it may issue as well as the power it will be granted to enforce them.

Along with the Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board, the IMF is set to develop benchmarks for financial governance, from guidelines on executive pay to methods to prevent the spread of toxic assets through global banks. But no one is talking seriously about allowing the IMF to impose sanctions to force compliance as the United Nations does. There is even a strong reluctance to grant the IMF powers such as those held by the World Trade Organization in Geneva, which issues binding rulings on violations of global trade law.

Instead, the IMF is likely to wield what Strauss-Kahn called "the strength of truth telling." Put another way, the organization's public pronouncements would carry the force of the nations seated at its table, including the world's most powerful industrialized and developing economies.  [can you say TOTAL CENTRAL CONTROL?]

Some critics, however, say that may not be enough. A case in point: An internal IMF document recently called for Eastern European nations to adopt the euro as their currency to stabilize their economies, even without the approval of euro-zone nations. But stiff opposition from Western Europe has thus far prevented that document from being made public.

Additionally, some smaller European and low-income nations remain skeptical about the creation of a financial security council, arguing they would not be well represented. Even within the IMF, there is a debate over the council's purview and makeup. Some see the council turning into a venue to hash out major economic disputes, such as U.S. and European charges that China is keeping its currency artificially weak.

Others say it should steer away from country-specific rulings. Another camp argues the fund should not exist at all. Even Strauss-Kahn has sought to dispel the notion of too grand a role for the IMF, saying its primary mission should remain monitoring and surveillance rather than enforcement.

"The fund is supposed to take on a more regulatory role, holding accountable even wealthy countries," said Moshin Khan, the IMF's former Middle East and Central Asia director. "But I will have to see that happen to believe it. Whenever I've seen them going after the bigger countries, if the countries don't like what the fund has to say, the fund doesn't say it."

Even so, COME LORD JESUS!!

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And if that is not enough, the Department of Homeland Security is now warning the population about "right wing extremists."   Do a search on the recent statement by the head of Homeland Security.

Here is one-
http://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000009871.cfm

Department of Homeland Security Labels Pro-Lifers as Right-Wing Extremists

 

Conservatives and religious groups across the nation are outraged by a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security that labeled them as right-wing extremists and terrorists. Republican members of the House Committee on Homeland Security have requested a committee hearing and investigation on the report. Some are calling for the resignation of Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Gary Bauer, president of American Values, said an investigation is unlikely to go very far with Democrats in charge.

“It’s going to be very difficult to get anything done about this outrage," he said, "or about any other issue, unless some of the members of President Obama’s party begin to step up and hold his feet to the fire.”

While the Homeland Security Department said it has no evidence to suggest any extremist group is planning violent action in the U.S, its memo included pro-life groups in its definition of right-wing extremists.

Dr. Janice Crouse, senior fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, said the department is on a rampage against people with biblical views.

She said: “It’s astounding to me in a world where we are fighting extremism of all sorts from terrorists around the nation — including pirates in the seas — that Homeland Security would be concerned about people who are pro-life.”

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I have said for a long time that the War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations would eventually lead to the persecution of believers. 

End 04-25-2009


06-25-2009

Richard Mogey (Research Director, The Foundation for the Study of Cycles)  made the following statement (this week) in a promotional video by the Weiss Research Inc (paraphrased):

In 2010 the market will end its rally and start a major bear market which will last 3 years and end in 2012!!  In other statements Mr Mogey (a master of Cycles, especially business, but others as well) referred to a coming Perfect Storm which would be worse than any in the history of the world.  Remember, Mr Mogey's statements are based upon the CONVERGENCE of MULTIPLE cycles which will create a Tsunami Effect.

Mr Mogey's scientific projections could approximate a 3.5 year first half of Daniel's 70th week.  Further, it could also coincide with the Mayan Calendar's 2012 "end of the world" wherein the "serpent descends the stairs (of heaven)."   The serpent could be the ascension to power of the antichrist.   The Eternal God from Everlasting to Everlasting has ordained His Plan and its completion. 

The Foundation's Announcement of association with Weiss Research http://www.weissgroupinc.com/research/index.html http://foundationmember.org/catalog/cart/may09_announcement.htm

End 06-25-2009


06-27-2009

If you think as I think, you believe there is no such thing as a coincidence.

Barack Obama says his 2nd 100 days is going to be so good he will finish in 72 days (and rest on the 73rd day!!!)

Go to this link: The time of the first 172 days for the Obama Administration.
The date for the 172nd day is Jul 11, 2009.

Now what if the tribulation week starts on July 11, 2009?  When is the midpoint?  Look here.
The mid point is Dec 21, 2012 !!
Obama would then finish his 2nd hundred days on the day the trib starts.

End 06-27-2009


08-22-2009

Friends, why is the United States not in prophecy?   Many say that it is in prophecy.  I say it is not.   I am not here today to talk about the pros and cons of the scriptural presence of the United States.  I am talking about the REAL and ongoing DESTRUCTION of the capitalist WEST (Europe and the United States) and the Economic RISE of the EAST.   What we are facing is a GIGANTIC paradigm shift from WEST to EAST.  Capital is FLEEING toward the EAST.

Today of the world's population, 1 in 5 people are in China.  3 in 5 people are in Asia.  In China the society is exploding from the equivalent of the 19th century (skipping the 20th century) and going immediately to the 21st century.

China owns nearly a trillion dollars of US debt (and they are losing money because the dollar is FALLING).   China wants OUT of the dollar (along with many countries) because the US Government is on a tear to spend the country into bankruptcy.   China can not dump their bonds all at once but will do so gradually.  China also has 2 TRILLION dollars in CASH and is on a GIGANTIC tear to buy the world's commodities (real assets like oil, gold, copper, coal, water (yes, water)).   When the Western investors discover that their dollar is going to be replaced as the world's reserve currency, they too will join the RUSH into commodities.

These developments are going to generate the GREATEST CRISIS in the HISTORY of the WORLD for Food and Commodity shortages.  One reason is that 2 TRILLION dollars in resource investment is necesssary to make up the CURRENT shortage.
The capital markets are dead and unable to make this investment.

Friends, the historical gigantic shortage is of such size that it fits exactly into the scenario described in the Book of Revelation.
The LORD Jesus is coming, friends.  Be ready!!

End 08-22-2009


10-14-2009

Regarding the
3rd Seal (characteristic) - Global Finance and Trade, the True Strategic Objective and Measure of Success
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.   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 .   
 -- Revelation 6:5-6

Read what successful investment adviser Larry Edelson is saying-

Don’t get me wrong. I am American and I love the USA. But the U.S. dollar’s days as the world’s reserve currency are now numbered. The greenback’s supremacy will not survive the onslaught of nearly $126 TRILLION in debts our country has wracked up. Nor will it continue to receive the funding it needs from our foreign creditors, who are now starting to balk at our country’s indebtedness more than ever before.

You can see these gathering forces in ...

— The G-20 countries, who have now taken official control of the world's economic caretaking. Put another way, the U.S. is now being forced to placate our largest creditors in an international forum, where it is now just one of 20 countries in charge of the world's economic affairs. And it is the largest debtor of the group, by far.

— Behind closed doors meetings of the Arab Gulf States, who have been meeting with Russia, Japan and China to replace the dollar for pricing oil.

— Reports out of the U.N. Commission of Experts on International Financial Reform recommending that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency and replace it with a money unit representing a basket of currencies.

— From China’s central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan calling for a new global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

— And from a host of leading and Nobel prize-winning economists such as Robert Mundell, Joseph Stiglitz, George Soros and fund manager Jimmy Rogers.

Make no mistake about it. The world’s monetary system is on the verge of dramatically changing. And investors like you, who have the savvy to foresee what’s happening, stand to protect their wealth and profit tremendously in the months and years ahead.

. . .   I want to answer a question that is on many readers’ minds: “Why the strong upward pressure on gold and natural resource prices, and strong downside pressure in the dollar, when it appears the worst of the financial crisis may have passed?”

After all, the economy has shown considerable signs of improvement, both here and across the globe. So why the record demand for gold? And why has gold climbed past $1,000 an ounce? Why is oil surging? Why are other natural resource prices exploding higher?

Another key question: According to official figures, there is virtually no inflation on the horizon, and indeed, many sectors like real estate, consumer electronics, and more show signs of continuing disinflation and even outright deflation. So where’s the beef?

My answer is invariably different from most analysts: There’s much more to what’s happening now besides the eventual resurgence of inflation. We are witnessing an historic collapse in confidence in government.

Simply put, the financial crisis may have passed in the private sector — but only to soon re-emerge in the public sector as Washington begins to drown in a nightmare of unpayable debts.

So while inflation is not yet obvious to everyone, what is becoming abundantly obvious is that Washington is BROKE beyond repair.

After all, Washington now has ...

— An officially recognized national debt of $11.8 trillion, which will likely exceed $12 trillion sometime this month. Not to mention ...

— Unfunded national obligations of $104 trillion!

— Another $9 trillion in cumulative deficits over the next ten years.

— Plus another trillion dollars for health care reform, no matter what bill finally makes it through Congress.

Grand total: At least $125.8 TRILLION of public debts!

All told, that means that each and every household in America is now indirectly responsible for more than 1 MILLION DOLLARS in government debts and obligations. And that assumes no new government spending; no new social programs; no new wars; no new economic disasters or bailouts; NO NEW DEFICITS IN THE MEANTIME!

Put another way, even if the government could somehow pay off that debt at the rate of $100 MILLION PER DAY, every day starting right now, even at that rate, it would take 3,446 years before the total government debts and obligations are paid off.

Even if Washington were to pay off just $1 BILLION per day, it would still take nearly 345 years to pay off those debts!

Patently unsustainable debts? Yes! Patently unpayable? You bet it is. Of course, Washington will never default outright on its obligations. But it doesn’t have to. By devaluing the dollar, Washington can effectively pay off its debts with a cheaper currency.

This is why the dollar is falling ... and why savvy investors all over the world are beginning to lose confidence in Washington and our currency ... and why it’s all leading to a massive renewed bull market in natural resources, especially gold.

Make no mistake about it: By doing nothing, your finances become a victim of a falling dollar — a currency whose purchasing power has already lost more than 36% of its value in the last decade ... lose a lot more purchasing power in the months ahead ... and eventually lose its status as the world’s reserve currency, ultimately replaced by a new world currency.

My view: Although we will likely see massive inflation in the not-too-distant future, inflation is not a pre-requisite the next phase up in natural resources, especially gold. The pre-requisite was diminishing confidence in Washington and the dollar, and THAT process is already here. Indeed, it has now entered a new phase with a virulent almost non-stop decline in the dollar about to accelerate.

Friends, the WORLD and especially the United States is staring down the barrel of a RADICAL ECONOMIC UPHEAVAL!

End 10-14-2009


03-10-2010

Whether you believe the Bible or not, there is no escaping the inevitability of radical structural change  in the world economic system.   Here are a few witnesses:

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/columbia-prof-who-called-argentina-crisis-corruption-reason-italy-will-be-next
Not surprisingly the next casualty of the rolling crisis (because, to quote Dubya, make no mistake, the crisis will be back very soon) will be not Spain or Portugal, but Italy - another nation using swap gimmickry to enter the Eurozone back in the day.
The above author is discussing the bankruptcy of the country of  Greece and is saying that Italy is next.

http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/4286/Doug_Casey/eml
Anyway, the dollar has existed for many years, even though it's degraded over time - first with the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, then with the repudiation of domestic gold redeemability in 1933, then with the repudiation of international redeemability in 1971. Even though the government has created trillions of new ones, the dollar is still thought of as some kind of a cosmic standard. In point of fact, it's no better than the Argentine peso and will have the same fate.

These IOUs have a quite ephemeral reality and are far too easy to create - there's literally no limit at this point. We don't even have to actually print them anymore, they're created by computer strokes - so it's unrealistic to expect fiscal restraint on the part of any government over time. It's just too tempting to spend money to make people feel richer than they really are, buying votes.

L: Looking at the deficits and national debt, it certainly seems so.

Doug: The national debt - when was the last time you heard any average person worry about the national debt? Americans have become so used to carrying huge loads of debt around - right out of college with student loans - that it doesn't even occur to them that there could be any reason for concern over the national debt. It's an abstraction, like the number of light years to the Andromeda Galaxy.

People used to at least pay attention, though most would say, "It's not a problem, we owe it to ourselves." But that was always a delusion. Some people, organized in a club called the government, borrowed it from some other people. But now it's even more dangerous, because the U.S. government owes it mostly to foreigners: the Chinese, the Japanese, the Taiwanese, and so forth. Americans, who at least theoretically have some interest in keeping the U.S. government straight, are tapped out. So it's gone to borrow from other societies. And they won't like it if they are left holding a bunch of worthless IOUs at the end of this experiment.

As the world political situation continues to deteriorate towards something I think will vaguely resemble World War III, the chances are excellent that a U.S. government at the end of its financial rope will default, likely by radically devaluing its dollar. They're way past thinking in millions. They don't even think in billions anymore; they're up to trillions. Soon Obama will have to ask the buffoon he appointed as a science advisor what comes after trillions. Those nice foreigners who gave Americans physical wealth in exchange for pieces of paper are going to find that, indeed, all they got was a bunch of paper. Maybe not even that, but just ledger entries representing pieces of paper.

It's not just the Chinese and Japanese governments that are going to be unhappy. But hundreds of millions of individuals around the world - in places from Russia to the Congo, to Mexico, to Thailand - that have a trillion of the things under their mattresses, because they justifiably don't trust their own government's paper, are going to be even more unhappy with the U.S.

This is big trouble. It's not just another economic downturn when scores of millions find their life savings go "poof." What we're looking at is a cataclysm at some point soon. I hate to sound inflammatory, but I think the situation is much, much more explosive than it appears on the surface, much worse than you see on the TV news.

http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/3739/Doug_Casey
With enough government twisting of the economy – taxes, subsidies, prohibitions, regulations, and money printing – a depression becomes both unavoidable and useful. It becomes unavoidable because it can only be postponed by ever more ambitious exercises in government tinkering. Again raising taxes. Again borrowing money. Printing up still more new dollars. Imposing regulations that reach even further. A depression becomes useful because it’s needed to wash out the wasteful patterns of production and consumption that the government policies have encouraged.

But that sort of thinking is far out of the mainstream. It would be fair to call it taboo. Since the days of Roosevelt’s New Deal, most people have believed that government not only should but can “fine tune” and control the economy. It’s thought “politically impossible” for a president to allow a depression to occur on his watch.

But it’s happening anyway. There will not be a serious recovery from this “recession” for a long time. The reason is that the government – which is far more powerful than ever before – isn’t just doing the wrong things. It’s doing precisely the opposite of the right things. They couldn’t possibly make things worse if they tried.

http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/4235/Gold

"I don't think it will work out, and I think other countries like Spain and probably Portugal (and Italy) will then also have to be bailed out eventually, and it will lead to more monetization in Europe, one of the reason the euro has been so weak...


Monetization means printing money and ... inflation.

http://www.hardassetsinvestor.com/features-and-interviews/1/2017-dennis-gartman-the-euro-is-doomed.html

Crigger: With this bleak situation facing the European Union, is the euro doomed?

Gartman: Yes. For all intents, I think the euro is doomed. There were many who said they didn't think the euro would make it past the first important recession. Well, this is really the first important recession since the creation of the euro. And I've been surprised it has lasted as long as it has. Honestly, I think the euro is a doomed currency.

But these things take time to play out. The euro will still be extant by Feb. 28. It will still be around by March 30. It'll probably still be around by the end of April, and the end of this year, and it will probably still be here a year and a half, two years from now. But I think these are terminal problems that the monetary union and the political union are facing, and it's only a matter of time before it ceases to exist. Will it happen overnight? No. It will happen in a slow, very painful, long-standing, horribly drawn-out, ugly affair.

According to financial adviser Porter Stansberry-
We're running just a hair behind Greece in terms of our annual deficit. And we have nearly as high a total debt to GDP ratio as Portugal and Ireland. The combination would seem to put us next in line for a crisis – and we're adding far more debt each year than any other country on the list. Plus, if you were to throw in our off-balance-sheet obligations (namely the debts of Fannie and Freddie) our total debt to GDP would far surpass Greece's.

http://www.larouchepub.com/hzl/2010/3708eurozone_dictatorship.html

Economic Dictatorship Ahead?
The Eurozone Is Finished!


But the worst is yet to come for Great Britain, because Spain, with which the City of London is closely intertwined, is a much larger financial bomb than Greece. The Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) recently published a comprehensive 68-page report, warning its customers that the Spanish banks are covering up their losses, especially in the mortgage market and commercial real estate. The Spanish real estate market, according to the bank, was overvalued by more than 30%, and NPL (non-performing loans) were probably on a scale of 30-40%, which was concealed by all sorts of restructuring.

The Financial Times wrote on Feb. 18 that people should be much more worried about Spain than about Greece, because Spain's debts are so massive that even Germany and France combined could not save it. And the guru of a one-world currency, Robert Mundell, told Bloomberg that Italy is the biggest problem of the Eurozone.

While the media initially tried to focus on the relatively small crisis in Greece, and the EU desperately tried to make it a bloody example of austerity policies, still the magnitude of the crisis can no longer be swept under the rug: In fact, we are dealing here with the collapse of the international debt bubble whose center is the British Empire—i.e., the conglomerate of investment banks, hedge funds, and financial institutions that, since the crisis broke out in late July 2007, have insisted, again and again, on "rescue packages," at the taxpayers' expense.

If the collapse of Germany and other European states is to be prevented, then the entire banking system needs to be immediately placed under a Glass-Steagall standard, and the financial instruments and debts that cannot be refinanced should be instantly cancelled. The Eurosystem, with its rules established by the Lisbon Treaty, must be dissolved, and Europe must revert to its sovereign nation-states.

End 03-10-2010


03-31-2010

How close are we to the financial collapse of the US dollar?  Answer- very close.  Whether you believe the Bible or not, the following facts should grab your attention.   These facts should tell you that a major economic change is going to happen and soon.

Investment analyst Porter Stansberry says-  http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/4438/Porter_Stansberry

The big problem we face right now is the Treasury has moved more than half of our total debt into the very short end of the yield curve. It did this to minimize interest expense. But as a result, we'll have to "roll over" roughly $4 trillion in the next 30 months. That's in addition to funding another $3 trillion or so in additional annual deficits. It's an interesting question, whether or not we can actually do this. We cannot do it if China stops buying massive quantities of Treasury bonds.

And as of today, China is a net seller of Treasury debt. If we can't fund our debts in the bond market, the Federal Reserve will be forced to monetize our deficits by buying Treasury bonds. If that happens, inflation will soar and the price of gold will double or triple almost overnight.


The bigger problem, over the long term, is simply debt service. Right now, the federal government takes in roughly $1 trillion in income taxes and a much smaller amount of money in other fees, duties, etc. (The government takes in another $1 trillion from Social Security and Medicare taxes, but it spends more currently on these programs than it takes in. So as a result, this revenue can't factor into our analysis of debt service.) At the end of 2009, the federal government had $11.8 trillion in total outstanding debt. That's the official number.

Likewise, officially, the interest we paid last year made up 11% of the government's revenues – but that measure included all of the social insurance premiums as tax. More importantly, the current budget doesn't include a number of highly significant obligations that are actually the government's responsibility, but are held "off balance sheet."


Here's a small list of the government's off-balance-sheet obligations:
1. All of the government-sponsored entity debt. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now completely controlled and majority-owned by the U.S. government. Combined, they owe more than $1.6 trillion. This doesn't include any of their mortgage guarantees, which could easily end up costing another $500 billion.

2. The looming FDIC shortfall. The U.S. now has more than 700 insolvent banks (at least). Assets of these banks total more than $400 billion. The FDIC has a negative balance of $20 billion. The FDIC is legally required to keep a reserve ratio of 1.15%. Thus, by the end of this year, the FDIC will need to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars. My estimate is $500 billion in funding by the end of 2011.

3. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) guarantees. Although you won't find these obligations on any federal ledger, the FHA – the wholly owned mortgage finance arm of the federal government – has now insured roughly $800 billion in subprime mortgages. Most of these loans required only a 3.5% down payment. And nearly half of the loans were originated after 2008. These loans will end up having the highest default rates of any loan pool. I estimate losses of near $500 billion.


Please keep in mind... These obligations aren't future promises to pay. This isn't Medicare spending projected out until 2040. These are all obligations that either have known maturities or will come due in the next two or three years. There isn't much guessing about the magnitude of any of these obligations.

Thus, by the end of OBAMA!'s first presidency (2013), I believe the U.S. will owe roughly: $17.8 trillion in federal debt, $2 trillion in GSE debt/guarantees, $500 billion in FDIC obligations, and $500 billion in FHA obligations. My only big assumption is $1.5 trillion in additional deficits each year, which is what the president's budget also predicts.


What's a reasonable rate of interest on these debts? Right now, it costs the U.S. government almost 5% to borrow for 30 years. Let's assume the blended borrowing cost goes to that amount – which is well below the government's average borrowing costs since 1980. That would equal $1 trillion in interest payments due, per year. That's 100% of all income taxes paid in 2009.   [If long term rates go up, and they will, hmmm...]

I hope I don't have to explain to you why this amount of debt isn't sustainable. I'm not the only person in the world who can do basic math and has access to the government's accounts. Says Felix Zulauf, one of Europe's top money managers, "Eventually the U.S. will arrive at the point where, as Marc Faber says, interest payments on government debt all of a sudden go to 20%, 25%, 30% of tax revenue. And once you go above 30%, you are done. You go into default or your currency breaks down and your system collapses."

Or perhaps you will recognize this name: Alan Greenspan. He says, there has always been "a large buffer between the level of our federal debt and our capacity to borrow," but that's disappearing now. "I'm finding it very difficult to look into the future and not worry about that."


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One of the inevitable results of the collapse of the dollar and the ever increasing budget deficits is the attempt to stop capital from fleeing the United States (and the US dollar).   While we have been embroiled in the Health Care Reform Act, another piece of legislation has passed which demonstrates the coming desperate measures the US government will take to stop capital flight.   This bill anticipates that the dollar will collapse.

Here is the full text of the bill-  http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/HIRE%20act.pdf

It couldn't have happened to a nicer country. On March 18, with very little pomp and circumstance, president Obama passed the most recent stimulus act, the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (H.R. 2487), brilliantly goalseeked by the administration's millionaire cronies to abbreviate as HIRE. As it was merely the latest in an endless stream of acts destined to expand the government payroll to infinity, nobody cared about it, or actually read it. Because if anyone had read it, the act would have been known as the Capital Controls Act, as one of the lesser, but infinitely more important provisions on page 27, known as Offset Provisions - Subtitle A—Foreign Account Tax Compliance, institutes just that. In brief, the Provision requires that foreign banks not only withhold 30% of all outgoing capital flows (likely remitting the collection promptly back to the US Treasury) but also disclose the full details of non-exempt account-holders to the US and the IRS. And should this provision be deemed illegal by a given foreign nation's domestic laws (think Switzerland), well the foreign financial institution is required to close the account. It's the law. If you thought you could move your capital to the non-sequestration safety of non-US financial institutions, sorry you lose - the law now says so. Capital Controls are now here and are now fully enforced by the law.

(a) IN GENERAL.—In the case of any withholdable payment to a foreign financial institution which does not meet the requirements of subsection (b), the withholding agent with respect to such payment shall deduct and withhold from such payment a tax equal to 30 percent of the amount of such payment.

Says the author of the web article-

And so the noose on capital mobility tightens, as very soon the only option US citizens have when it comes to investing their money, will be in government mandated retirement annuities, which will likely be the next step in the capital control escalation, which will culminate with every single free dollar required to be reinvested into the US, likely in the form of purchasing US Treasury emissions such as Treasuries, TIPS and other worthless pieces of paper. 

There is already talk of government control of 401Ks.  

For me personally, let the government do what it wishes.  My only hope (and all believers') is in the LORD Jesus Christ.    As for the rest of you, unless you repent, all that awaits you is Revelation 13:16.   Repent before it is too late.

End 03-31-2010


09-14-2014
http://redmoonrapture.com/2014-2015.html

Here we FOUR blood moons in 2014-2015 on 2 Passovers and on 2 Feasts of Tabernacles and a Solar Eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets.  What are the odds that these are mere random, meaningless circumstances?

The next time we will have FOUR blood moons will be 1000 years (probably at the end of the millennium when there is yet another uprising against the reign of Jesus Christ).

The last times we had these were right BEFORE these events:
1492 expulsion of Jews from Spain shortly thereafter
1948 the birth of Israel and shortly thereafter
1967 the 67 war which annexed Jerusalem and shortly thereafter.

Now pay attention to this verse:

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
- Joel 2:31

We defined the Day of the Lord above, especially as it relates to the Magog invasion and the tribulation.

The solar eclipse turns the sun into DARKNESS, the lunar eclipses turn the full moons to blood red on the Feast Days.

Is the world staring down the barrel of the Magog invasion and the TRIBULATION?

End 09-14-2014


09-22-2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew1FBRnw9ao&feature=youtu.be

End 09-22-2014




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