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Earlier today Secretary of Defense James Mattis briefed the country on a high level threat assessment discussion regarding North Korea's recent hydrogen bomb test (someone's helping them mightily as their capabilities are exploding) and related 5.5-6.3 earthquake.  I love our military, but sadly those in these positions of influence don't know the hour, don't know the field and don't know the enemy; yet they think they do.

Mattis talked about the overwhelming U.S. capability and assured us that there was a wide variety of options available.  While these things are true, this is not like any other time.

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Ephesians 6:12... our fight is not against flesh and blood.

Proverbs 16:18... Pride comes before destruction.

Lost in the halls of government is humility, prayer and seeking God's Word and the Spirit for guidance, clarity and permission.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

1 Corinthians 10:12... Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

Sadly, most of my life I have been in the "yep just blow them up" camp, without thought of the impact and eternal consequence.  Sadder still, my actions were without prayer, fasting and the leading of the Spirit.

Government derives it's power from the people.  The people are endowed by God.  God has put eternity and morality in our hearts and it is the Church (the body of Christ) that stands up for truth. The government is simply endowed with the ability to enforce the people's morality.  Somehow we have abdicated all spiritual, moral and social authority to the government.

I'm not saying that an attack on North Korea might not be required.  I am saying let God say if and when.  Given the apparent lateness of the hour and the impending destruction, some humility and care is called for if ever there was a time.

This threat assessment ignores the prophetic reality of all of these thing (just the ones that came to mind):

  • 1897 - The First Jewish Congress (120 years ago to the day before the eclipse)
  • 1917 - The Balfour Declaration (100 years ago)
  • 1947 - U.N. Declaration (70 years ago)
  • 1948 - Israel is back in the land and the hour is late (70 prophetic years ago)
  • 1967 - The Six-Day War (maybe the Psalm 83 war - 50 years ago)
  • The harbinger of 9/11- remember St. Paul's chapel
  • The 2008 financial collapse - 777.7 DOW point drop
  • Roe v. Wade and the lust for sexual freedom at any cost - the cost of 60 million babies
  • Sexual revolution and moral collapse
  • The many military defeats and stalemates from prior Asian conflicts
  • The many failed attempts to assert U.S. dominance in the Middle East
  • Chernobyl (Wormwood - precursor)
  • Hurricane Andrew
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Hurricane Rita
  • Hurricane Ike
  • Hurricane Gustav
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • The Northridge earthquake
  • The Haitian earthquake
  • Christchurch New Zealand earthquakes
  • Nepal earthquake
  • Chile earthquakes
  • Mass animal deaths - Hosea 4
  • BP oil spill
  • Exxon Valdez
  • Fukushima
  • The continued racial divide
  • Lawlessness
  • Self-absorption
  • Pornography
  • Adultery
  • Lust
  • Greed
  • Hook-ups and Tinder
  • Deception and corruption
  • The many full-size Noah's Ark replicas that have been created as reminders
  • The hijacking of the rainbow by the LGBT
  • The warnings of Revelation
  • The many near-miss asteroids 
  • The Siberian meteor
  • Russia and Iran are aligned
  • The fulfillments in the Arab Spring
  • U.N. global governance
  • E.U. governance, seat 666, and the woman riding the beast
  • The Superbowl half time show - Lady Gaga
  • Grammys - Beyonce
  • Washington monument (555.5 feet tall) crack 2,222 (555.5 x 4) days before 9/23/17
  • Trump wins with 70 electoral votes, inaugurated at age 70 years - 7 months - 7 days.  Born 700 days before Israel's birth.  Trump-Pence - trumpets.
  • 7.7 earthquake on 7/17/2017 - 66 days before 9/23
  • 3 days before, Israel retakes the Temple Mount
  • Mt. Vernon wall collapse - 42 days before 9/23
  • Chile and Brazil have historical waves and 30 foot drop / receeding oceans.
  • August 17th - a door appeared in heaven over Jinan, Shandong Province, China
  • 33 days before the sign the world's most famous clock, Big Ben, fell silent
  • The August 21st eclipse - Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem.  33 days before 9/23, starting in the 33rd state and ending at the 33rd parallel.  70 miles wide.
  • Strong's 33 = Come!
  • Palestinians (I know J.D. would say there's no such thing) gave the 45th president 45 days to divide Israel and on that day the U.S. is divided when Hurricane Harvey hits the southern U.S. at Interstate 45.
  • 42 injured in Philadelphia train wreck
  • August 25th - Corpus (Body) Christi (Christ), Houston, Port Aransas and 56 counties in South Texas - Hurricane Harvey - 50 dead - 136,000 homes flooded - 11.5 million impacted.  Once-in-a-thousand year event.  Arkema explosion (get on the Ark).  50 inches of rain.  Most powerful in 12 years, with 12 foot storm surges and one month before the Rev 12 sign.
  • Luke 21:25 and there will be sign in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring
  • India/Pakistan/Nepal floods - 1,200 dead - 41 million impacted
  • September 1st - three mile wide asteroid Florence (the lady with the lamp) whizzes by, 11 days after the eclipse and 22 days before the 9/23 sign.
  • the 2024 eclipse - X marks the spot where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in an area called Little Egypt (near Cairo, Illinois)
  • All 39 counties in Washington state are now in wildfire crisis
  • Largest L.A. county wildfire in history
  • Cool San Fran is having record temperatures.
  • Volcanoes waking up
  • Earthquake rumors and tremors
  • Yellowstone tremors
  • Millions of trees in Poland inexplicably blown down
  • Hurricane Irma and the one behind it
  • Let's not forget the significant terror threats
  • A world laden with debt, markets that are hyper-inflated, and economies ready to pop
  • Signs in the heavens
  • Blood moons
  • Revelation 12 Sign.  42 weeks.  The Comet Borisov conception.  The crown on Jupiter.  726 minutes of daylight in Israel (the only day in 2017 with 726 minutes of daylight).  
  • Isaiah 66:7-8 tied to Revelation 12:5 - huion arsen
  • Revelation 15 sign in 2024
  • 726 days between the last blood moon and 9/23 and Strong's #726 = rapture
  • Strong's 9 = "what was lost"
  • Strong's 23 = "My Father has gathered"
  • The pressure on Israel and messing with the Genesis 12 covenant (this is in the news almost every day.  Don't eat from the forbidden tree and don't mess with the covenant)
  • Daniel 5:27 - you have been weighed and found wanting
  • The parallels in Genesis 5-12
  • The numbers and parallels are overwhelming - see also Daniel's research at WatchfortheDay.org
  • The priests of Israel have been found, trained and prepped
  • The temple implements are prepared
  • The red heifer is ready
  • This weekend the first "shofarot" from a speckled Jacob's sheep was blown in Northern Israel in fulfillment of Isaiah 27:13 - see here.
  • The rediscovery of the conservative scholars who understood the male child was the Church
  • U.N. "Peace and Safety" on 9/21
  • The scoffers
  • The convergence of signs and watchers.  Not to imply endorsement of my article or that everyone shares my understanding, but tens of thousands see the same thing and when have you ever seen an eclectic group of prophecy watchers of one mind?

No one seems to put two and two together that the hour is exceedingly late, prophecy is really being fulfilled, God's Word is true, and our country and world need to repent.

It reminds me of Balaam and Numbers 22, when  Balaam was urged to curse Israel, in support of Moab and Midian, and God said "no".

1 Samuel 22 - the prophets directed David on how to avoid Saul's wrath and Saul was ultimately destroyed.

2 Samuel 22 - David walked with God and was spared death from Saul.

Also 1 Kings 22 - Jehoshophat wanted to go forward into battle and God's prophet Micaiah said "no".

2 Kings 22 tells us some time spent in the Word would have been a blessing as Judah learned of God's anger:

Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the Lord’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.

Would that this country would stop in shock, awe, humility and repentance before we take a step.

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  1. What an awesome reminder of all that God is 'doing'!!! I read Brad Hursts paper on systematic eschatology today, and my mind has been well and truly blown about the FoT! 16 days (almost) until the FoT (NZ time...17 days Israel time), and 18 days (19 Israel) until 23 Sept. I must admit that I am struggling to do my 'normal work' at the mo, because all I can think about is "what if this is it, have I prepared my family, what if nothing happens, what if EVERYTHING happens" etc. Amazing amazing amazing.

  2. These are definitely end time warnings, and this country is really turning against God. God puts our leaders in office good and bad. I could not stand our last president as he wouldn't take a stand against anything good, but would grease the skids for bad things to slide in. This president is taking a stand against evil. I sincerely believe that our country will soon be triggered into WW3 as we must and will be taken out so that the one world government and the antichrist will arrive. We are the "elect" and not the whole of Israel...but only those of Israel that follows Christ are in our "elect" group. Much more could be revealed showing Christians as being the elect.

    I with all my heart believe this coming Rev 12 sign is divine and I have personally checked it is indeed the only match in 7000 years with one almost match 3915 BC. This sign will be a warning sign of the antichrist arriving, and tribulation , as yes, Israel will be protected for 42 months, but the "remnant" mentioned in the last verse of Revelation 12 , those that "keep" the commandments of God and have the testimony of Christ, will have the antichrist pursue us.

    We WILL be here long after the Rev 12 "warning" sign has passed. I am prepared to leave in the rapture, but am also preparing to have to go through great tribulation and to be a witness to those very discouraged ones that will have a hard time still being here when September 24th, October 24th, and even 2018 arrives. When our country starts collapsing while we are still here, and the one world government and the antichrist take over, many will really have their faith challenged. Many here will handle it well, but I am focused on several that just have clearly stated we are out of here by September 23rd, or within a few days of.
    I am writing a chronological template at this time that will be handed out to anyone that is discouraged when they find themselves still here the next following months.

    Noah and the 7 others were caught away in the ark as God's wrath began with the flood that destroyed the earth. Just as in the days of Noah, we will be caught away just before God's wrath of the 7 trumpets/7bowls. We will have experienced Satan's wrath which starts with the beginning of sorrows, and then after the antichrist performs the abomination of desolation mentioned in Matthew 24, there will be great tribulation such as never was or will be again, ....then Christ shall be seen coming in the clouds,and sending his angels to gather his "elect" from one end of heaven to the other.

    I have found the word "elect" in the Bible mentioned 16 times, there may be more???, but please research who the "elect" really are. The ones that believe the "elect" are only Israel, then that gets us out of that "elect" group that will see great tribulation. My studies show the majority of scriptures that mention the "elect" are the ones, jew and gentile that follow Christ.

    I am saying this not to ruffle feathers, but to be of sincere Christian help , and my realization of self "shame on me" for not sharing my views.

    This is an amazing site that I learn a lot from, and what I have learned has blessed me. May God help us realize what we need to do to help us get through these trying times ahead. We are about to see the beginning of sorrows.

    1. So you are stating a post tribulation rapture then? Please provide scripture regarding this and your analysis. When websites like this and many others have hoards of scripture pertaining and imo very much almost proving a pre tribulation rapture, statements like this are confusing, especially to those who are newer in their salvation and not as informed as others who have been studying scripture for years.

      I have seen your other comments on other post and am glad you decided to post your views. But as stated for the tribulation, 2/3 of the population die. I just to do not see the connection in scripture that says 2/3rds of christians will die and only 144,000 will remain to witness?
      Also from my knowledge ( it is honestly not extensive as I am one who is newer in faith and studying as much as I can, so anyone please correct me if I am wrong ) God does not put signs like this out there and then wait years to act on it. So please if you are stating 2/3rds of christians are going to perish, put the scripture with it. Because there are distinct differences of the "elect" and the body/ corporate man child referred to in scripture. They are not the same.

      A great place to start would be the discussion board.

    2. @StanFoster you always have to discern whom God adressed in which dispensation to be "elect" and how (e.g. Grace gospel of today or eternal gospel in tribulation period Rev14:6-12). This again is to be differentiated into INDIVIDUAL election / salvation and NATIONWIDE blessing for Israel as a whole. Blessings be to you!

  3. There is so much going on now I can barely keep up! This list just scratches the surface (:

  4. As usual an excellent article. I'm going to miss the UNSEALED gang when they go. I know I'm NOT getting raptured. GOD, (for some reason HIS will is mine so I don't question) HE wants me to see the end. Maybe HE wants me to be a witness to the end times? Now I'm stuck on this website. It is easy to use, helpful & enlightening! The staff working (preaching! : ) there awesome. Though there are a couple of points in your statement of beliefs in the Forum section that I have trouble with and that's just me NOT you people here. May GOD's peace & love watch over each and everyone of you here! Mark P.S. Dolly UPDATE your RIS! There are a few items IMVHO that need to be changed. : )

    1. Mark, that's truly sad you already KNOW you're not in the rapture, how comes? Aren't you saved then? Honestly, no one of us "chooses" to be in or out because everyone who's sealed by the Spirit of Christ being part of the body WILL be in the resurrection how and when GOD DECIDES. Romans 8:38-39 ;) If the body of Christ is snatched up as a whole, will God leave one toe, a tooth or the liver behind? ((ROFL!!)) No dear that ain't gonna happen. MARANATHA!

    2. Thanks Annabel for your kind words. My relationship with GOD is complicated to say the least. I told GOD I hated him when a favorite kitten of mine died. I was a teenager at the time. But HE wasn't done with me. HE has blessed me with prophetic dreams and Jesus Himself, my King and Lord has manifested Himself twice to me. Maybe the third time I see him is after the Tribulation has come and gone and Jesus sets up his throne on earth. Bless you Annabel for your concern. : )

    3. Annabel....I know the above is a lot to take in. It took a lot out of me just to type those words.

    4. My brother Mark....The LORD gave me to share with you. I hope it encourages you for it is the TRUTH:

      "Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."

      Your brothers and sisters love you Mark. Most of all, God loves you and Jesus loves you! I'm looking forward to greeting you when we get taken home.

      Grace and peace to you,

      Pastor Rich

    5. Mark dear friend you're in my prayers and please please don't worry NO CHILD OF GOD THAT IS FORGIVEN by the blood of the lamb Jesus Christ will EVER BE LEFT BEHIND in tribulation period. Let all your anxiety and trouble go and jump into His loving arms like a child into His fathers' who knows what is best (for you and your kitten and every living soul on earth)! Looking forward to meeting you above... :)

    6. Annabel. Pastor Rich and Afterdarkness Thank you all for all your kind words. It means alot to me to know there are still GOD loving people still on earth. May GOD gather you all into HIS mighty arms and give you one huge hug!!!!

  5. China and Japan radiation detectors showed no increase; the likelihood this was a Hydrogen Fusion or Fission detonation at ground level is impossible

    1. Sounds fishy to me. The so called test did not register on my quake watch app! The last
      test was a 6.3! Hmm, strange news is all I can say.

  6. "(someone's helping them mightily as their capabilities are exploding)"

  7. Mark, dear brother...

    What is between you an your conscience before God is not for me to pry about. I look down through my life at everything I've brought to the table in my relationship with the Lord. It isn't something I take a whole lot of pride or comfort in. Much the opposite. And I'm sure many of these other folk could say the same.

    Remember Saul? Sorry, Paul? To whom the risen Lord said, Why are you persecuting me? This man nodded in approval when Stephen was stoned to death. He held the garments of the men who were killing that faithful man. He pursued the infant Church to put to death and imprisonment those who confessed Christ crucified and risen. He called himself the chief of sinners.
    Many of us who really see ourselves are tempted to make those claims too, and we know that if God counted iniquities, no one could stand. But he has not treated us as our sins deserve.
    I struggle still to wrap my head around this truth, that not only do we enjoy a legal justification before the great Judge of all, but also the privilege of walking into his house and grabbing out of the fridge whatever we need, because in Christ we have the adoption of sons.

    So if you have Christ, as we do, and you're still here, you will not be alone. We are not left as orphans.

    And I don't know a believer in these days who has eyes to see who does not have a complicated relationship with God. We see through a glass darkly. One day we will see him as he is.

    Until we behold with unveiled faces,

    1. Thanks AD...Sounds like I'm not that alone. I am so happy to have found this site. GOD really does work in mysterious ways!! Peace to all of you!

    2. Peace of Christ to you as well. :)


  8. Similiar to commenter Mark I have always felt God wants me to stay behind and help guide my many family and friends who are both unsaved and or christians in name only. I have always felt it was my lot in life to be left behind and then die by the blade. I hope I am just being a delusional prick, because The Great Tribulation will be hell on earth. I want to go the marriage supper, but I have always had this inkling I will be around post rapture.

  9. "I have always felt God wants me to stay behind and help guide my many family and friends who are both unsaved and or christians in name only."

    I've seen a couple of people post that idea on this site, and I'm curious; what is it that makes you "feel" the Lord would want you--as a believer; a member of His Body--to be left behind? I can't find a single Scripture that would lead to such an idea.

    Fwiw, any "stay behind" Christians should consider this: For the unbelievers that you are concerned about, your being "caught up" may be the only thing that will make believers of them; the only thing that will get their attention. If you DID stay behind, they'd probably regard it as proof that everything you told them about the Lord was false.

    In any case, as Christians we don't have a choice to stay behind any more than the dead in Christ have a choice to opt out of the Resurrection. God knew better than to give believers THAT choice.

    1. Jesus did indeed ask GOD to take the cup from his lips? I'm not sure that is the proper words. I think Jesus said this during some struggle he was having. I'm NOT a bible scholar so if I'm wrong I'm wrong. As to stay behind Christians. I'm not GOD so I DO NOT
      question His will. My personal relationship with I AM is probably the reason again I do not know the mind of GOD so its up to him! Peace!

  10. Mark said on 9/6/2017 at 7:52 PM:

    "As to stay behind Christians. I'm not GOD so I DO NOT
    question His will."

    I'm not suggesting you *should* question GOD's will. I'm saying that--since you apparently believe God told you something that is clearly contrary to His written word--that when the Body of Christ is caught up you should "stay behind"--maybe you should QUESTION YOUR PERCEPTION of what God is actually telling you.

    It sounds to me as though something or someone other that God is telling you lies. Whatever is contrary to God's *written* Word is not of God. I'm not trying to bust your chops here, I'm trying to warn you about something that is misleading you and bringing you into bondage.

  11. What about the tribulation saints?? The ones that are going to go through it.

  12. This short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ItTmt7q8w from about a week ago is the best explanation I've ever heard for the premise the U.S. will use to go to war with NK and it's based on historical precedent.

    And the guy in the above video called it exactly because Trump just announced he is pushing for a naval blockage of NK.



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