I am starting another subject this morning, which I feel could be one of the most important subjects I have ever preached on. I believe we have indications by the Word, that we are living in the last days, and that we are getting very close to that time when the Gentile age shall wrap up. I am not taking this subject to appoint any number of days from now until when the Lord will come, but I do believe we are within four years of that time. Some will say, well now you are setting dates. No, if four years comes and goes, and I am still here, I will still be trusting the Lord to be ready when He does come . But the fact is, I see indications of what I am talking about. This is something that has been on my heart for some time, but within the last week, it has been something that has cleared up some things for me, to let me be able to speak freely, and to be up to date on what is going on. I am not preaching this to challenge anyone else. I am not preaching this to challenge our country, because the way things are going, our country has lost its way. Within the middle of October, our sustained debt will be 17 trillion dollars, but the actual debt is 90 trillion. There is no way this country can ever get a way out unless God does something to pull the strings. The country is not living on a gold balance, they are living on notes. The dollar bill says it is a note. That means they are printing forty billion dollars a month that we do not have backing for. I do not go by all the predictions I see and hear, or anything, but this one man has worked on things, and he said that within the next ten months this country will collapse. I don’t know about that, I just know what I see. If it should collapse, that is going to mean that everything, banks and everything else, is going to collapse with it. I am not saying that myself: I am just saying what I have seen and heard. You say, well that is an impossibility. It has happened in this world. It happened in Rome. It happened in Germany when the war was over. One teacher I had when I was in high school, was an injured soldier, that had one arm mostly taken off. He went into one house in Germany, and saw German money stacked in corners. The man said to his superior, can I spend that? He said yes, if you want to go across the German line. That would have been the only place he could. But it would have really been worth nothing. We are kind of headed the way Poland went. If you are ever in Poland do not take any money out of there, because it will not spend anywhere else in the world. They have nothing to back it that you can spend one little bit anywhere else in the world. We have been there and we know that. So today the collapse is around the world, because it is headed up for the beast system. I am not looking at the beast system the way the denominational world is looking at it, because they claim there is going to be a world wide mark of the beast, which we know is not true. If you have ever heard that, Bro. Jackson preached on it, and before that time, I thought there would be a worldwide mark, because that was all I had ever heard. But when he preached it, and said China is not going to be under the mark of the beast, because China and those nations are the ones that are to come against the beast, and we know that the beast is headed up by Rome in Armageddon. The beast is always headed up by Rome. It is those European nations, plus what the kingdoms were under the Roman Empire, which is all the way into Iran, which will cover Iraq and all those countries, because that is all a part of the beast. You see that in Revelation 13. I am trying to build a picture of what I am going into, just like I said, there is much going on right now, but you cannot trust the denominational world for your information. You cannot trust the prophecy preachers in this world, nor can you trust them for true revelation of that which is past. They know part truth, which anybody can read in history and know, but when it comes to true revelation, they go way off the page. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the of the Son of man. We are almost there. Just keep in mind, there is one message, and only one message of truth. There are not two true messages in this world. The trinity message is not right: it is of human interpretation instead of revelation. Ninety percent of the preachers today are trinity. What you see on television will be trinity, and they are riding high on that trinity message which came right out of the Catholic Church. It was already beginning to be, in the first age, because you see the white horse rider riding. The white horse rider began to ride early, after the old guards of a true message had left the scene. I have scriptures today, that I want to go to, that I believe will help you. I feel very insufficient to even dare to compare myself to Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson, and I will not do that. I would not even think of doing that. However I will not limit what I say because of that. I will speak that which God shows me. I believe there is a building we are working on, according to the 2nd chapter of 1st Corinthians, and we are all builders. You have framers, but before that you have foundation workers. We have men in here that know more about that than I do. But I know you have to clear off and make way for a proper foundation before you start to build properly. Whatever kind of foundation it is, is going to determine what kind of building will be put on it. If you have a weak foundation, you have a weak building. No matter how good it looks, if the foundation is not right, then you are going to have cracks in the walls of the building and it will not be long until the doors will not shut properly, the windows will not close tight enough to keep out the cold air. You go from the foundation to the framers, and from there to the ones that put something on the sides in order to make the building steady. From there you go to the rafters and the roof, and so on. Each thing may be done by different people. If you are a contractor, you have different contractors that do the different things. They everyone have already seen the plan. It is the responsibility of each one to work out the part that they are going to take care of, and it is all by the same plan. I could not read a blueprint, I never even try, because there are too many little things in there that I do not know what they mean. When it comes to plumbing, that is different. It does not take so much planning for that. The point is, every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to last. That is the way it is with building the kingdom of God. Paul said we are builders together. That means that we are working together as we see what is needed in the time we are living in, but we must go ahead and go by the blueprint, and work it out by that blueprint, (a true revelation of God’s plan) that when it is all over, there will not be any flaws. I remember when this part of our building was being built on. I came by one day after work and Bro. Jackson was working back there. He was putting on the finish work. He said, the finish work is kind of like the grace of God, that covers the imperfections. That is what the grace of God does. It covers all our imperfections, that which we cannot do for ourselves. That is what I have been preaching on, we cannot do it without God’s leading. When the Bible says, work out your own salvation, It does not mean that you can save yourself. He is talking about your experience of salvation, to get your experience in line with the Word of God, and use the gifts and things in your life the right way. Then everything will be satisfactory in your walk with God. After you are saved, there are things you must do in order to control the old nature. He covers it, but we control it by resisting wrong things. The Bible says, (James 4:7) Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. There are many things in the way of resistance. What He does, as Paul says in the 6th chapter, I believe it is, of Ephesians, take unto yourselves the whole armor of God. In taking the whole armor, it gives you the ability to be able to take control of each situation your enemy, the devil, brings your way. You will always have what it takes to deal with every situation. That is because the armor that is needed at that time, will be there. That is working out our salvation, making sure that all the loose ends are taken care of, that there is not something dragging behind, that you have not dealt with, like when people get married, it used to be, that when they would take off on their honeymoon, there was a bunch of old cans dragging behind their car. You could hear them going down the road. They would put rocks in the cans. After a little while, they are not going to keep that on there. If they did, they were silly. That is alright for the present time, but somewhere they have to cut those things off and get rid of them, because it looks silly after it has served its purpose. The grace of God, this is not part of my message, but the grace of God is something that covers our imperfections, so that when God looks at you, He looks at the grace that He has shown in your life. That is because there has been a blood offering for the sin of those that have accepted it, and the sins we have done in life, covering our whole past, no matter how bad our life was messed up, and getting rid of all of it, never to be brought up against us again. The thing about God is, there is never a mistake in anything He does. I have not been trying to make salvation something of non-importance, but I have been trying, in these messages, to let you see that it is not what we can do, it is what He has already done for us from the foundation of the world. Then the completing of the process, came around about two thousand years ago, when Jesus gave His life to finish up our total redemption. The old life we lived is totally abolished. How many in here today want everybody to know all about your old life? Raise your hands. Nobody raised their hands. We were sinners, but I do not like that statement I have heard, that we are sinners saved by grace. That does not sound right to me. The Bible says we are saints. Paul says that, to the saints, the sanctified ones. I would rather hear it that way. When that time comes for the rapture to take place, He is not coming back after sinners, He is coming back after a Bride that has been washed and made white in the blood of Christ. You might say, what are you trying to do Bro. Allen, make people feel good? I am trying to make true saints feel free. If there is something in your life that needs to be taken care of, then do that. After you have done that, accept it: there is no more condemnation. We like to sing the songs that pick us up, like Thank God I Am Free, but do we feel free after we are through singing? Do we then sink right back into the old state of mind we were in? Some have said, that I should not even be preaching. Last week, I was called about everything one could think of, on the internet. You who feel like that, do not butter my bread, neither do you tie my shoes. The book of Genesis, is the book of beginnings. I am going to go to Genesis 1:1, at this time, then I am going to go to verse 14. “In the beginning God (There was no one else there: He had no instructors. He counseled with Himself. What you see on this planet, is here by a plan. He planned it all out with nothing to start with, but the plans that were formed while He mediated. He did not have substance to go with those plans. No, He created the substance also. Some scientists said to Bro. Branham one time, this planet could have been here a billion years. Bro. Branham said, What about it? In other words, What difference does that make? It may have been here five billion years, ten billion years. It is all God’s business, but in the beginning, God. That is what we need to keep in mind.) created the heaven and the earth.” There was nothing for Him to work with, it was His plan from eternity. It might have been a million years in planning. What difference does it make? It is still His plan. These people that want to make the earth six thousand years old, what was God doing before that? From eternity to eternity, you are expecting to have, and you do have eternal life. Eternal life is a part of what God is, because you have received of Him. That life that He gives you, was a part of Himself; and it did not make Him any less: He still fills all of His creation. He is omnipresent, which means He is everywhere in His creation. What a great thought. As I have gone over that message, Jesus said, except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you. That life of Jesus was given by the Holy Ghost, which is God. It is just the way He works. In the beginning God created the heavens. The Creator knew where every little particle of this creation went. It may not seem like it to you, but inside, I am excited, excited just to know that we serve a God that is so big, that is so wonderful, that is so precious, that He would include us in this great plan of His. Young people, accept Him, accept His life. If you want a bright future, then this is it, because you are going to shine, shine as light in the firmament. In the beginning, that was before there was a sun, moon, and before any stars ever appeared. You say, well that was just a big world of nothing. There was not even any world, until He finished planning everything He was going to do. I do not even have a thought about how long He was in the process, or what it was before that. All I know is, it was God. The God that created the heavens and the earth, do you not think that He is able to keep you and me and His promise to us? In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. Verse 14. There had already been three days pass , and there had already been light, but notice this. “And God said, Let there be lights (Before the sun and the moon began to shine back upon earth, God, through His glory began to let a flicker of light come in, because the sun and the moon was not really hitting the earth at that time. They were there.) in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; (Now in the fourth day it begins to shine back. It begins to be what it was once before. This is not the beginning of the sun and the moon, but it is bringing back to light what had once been.) and let them be for signs.” For signs. This is the end time. It said let them be for signs. What does it say at the end time? That God at the very end, I am not talking about the day we are living in, but a few years from now, it tells you there in Revelation 6, what will happen. Because it said the stars will fall, the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon will not give her light. It said let them be fore signs. Signs that have already happened, some have, but there are still signs that are to come, that will be an indication of what time we are living in. We are closer to that day than what we may think. When I see what is going on now in the Middle East, as well as in America, talking about sending some missiles into Syria, and then Syria says if you do, we will attack Israel. In the land of Israel there is a little hornet’s nest. Israel, in Isaiah, which I will read later, Isaiah 17, verse 1, Damascus will be destroyed, which will never be rebuilt. That is going to happen. It has never happened before, this is one of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus Syria. We live here on the little blue marble called the earth. Somewhere in this earth, it is seventy percent water, but somewhere there are close to seven billion people. How many was here when Noah was here? There could have been a billion then, because it had sixteen hundred and some years to progenitor all those who were destroyed. How many families were saved? The Bible says that at the end, there will only be a few men left. All these people out here, that are protesting, should we go into Syria, should we not go into Syria? Both ways are fighting over it. Obama said a year ago, there is a red line, if you use these poison gases and gas the people, you have crossed the red line. What is he doing? He is setting the red line, then resetting it again, and again and again. The man cannot be trusted. Now he is at the end of the rope, and he is going to consult Senate and Congress. If I were them, I would let it go and let it fall in his lap. That is exactly what he is wanting to do, he is wanting to get it out of his lap into somebody else’s, when he made that promise. I have not lost my thought, I have just deferred off of it a little bit. “And let them be for signs, and for seasons, (We know there are seasons. Ever since I have been born there has been summer and winter, spring and fall. So we know there are seasons, but there has to be signs. The signs of the times are written in the heavens.) and for days, and years.” Every day the sun comes up and the sun goes down. The moon begins to shine, the stars begin to shine. And for years, every since I have been here there have been winters, some of them have been worse than others. There have been summer’s, some hotter than others. The changes of the seasons are regulated by the earth’s relationship to the sun and moon. Every night, if you live close to the ocean, you can see the ocean rises because of the pull of the moon. Israel is a nation that has always been a people that have looked at the seasons. God is a God that looks at the seasons also. “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven (The sun is 93 million miles away. It is as big as nine hundred and some earths. The temperature is ten thousand degrees Fahrenheit. That is why it feels good on your back in the winter time. The moon is not so far away, two hundred and some thousand miles away. It is a reflection of the sun.) to give light upon the earth: and it was so.” To us, it is so. Why can we not believe Him for everything? Sometimes we can only believe Him for what we see. Paul said faith is not what you see. When Abraham had a child, it was a child of promise, he had not seen it yet. Sarah was barren, she was in old age already, he was too, but he looked at it in faith. If Bro. Bud and I talk to people about how they should live and how they should dress, is it not for their betterment, and not that we are just trying to put a guilt thing on them. If you to take heed to good advice, it is something that is going to help you live more pleasing to God. “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, (That is why it is daylight, when we look out at the day, it is daylight. The clouds cannot completely cover it. That is because God made the sun to rule the day. He made the moon to rule the night. He made the stars also.) and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.” This is the introduction to my message. God, in this time, Israel is His timepiece. Whatever you do from now on, watch what God does with Israel. Let us go to Joel, chapter 1, starting in verse 4. “That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten. Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine, for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, (See? God says this is His land, a nation has come up on my land. What nation was that? That was Babylon. That was the lion, Nebuchadnezzar.) strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.” That is the introduction to Nebuchadnezzar’s rule. That is the first one, the palmerworm. God uses these four works here as what He uses in Daniel, as the lion, the tiger, and so on, as you go through there, the four kingdoms. “He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: (Israel) he hath made it clean bare, (When you bark something, you take the life out of it. All you have to do is cut a ring around a tree, the bark of it, and the tree dies.) and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.” If you do that, you have a dead tree. That is the very start of Israel’s decline because after that, they are not back in the land until the last days. Israel is already out of the land at this time, and this is the beginning of the last thing to happen, that is Judah getting out of the land. They carried them away along with Daniel. They made slaves out of them. God had already told them that in the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy. It tells them what will happen to them when they forsake their God. The nation of America is standing in the same place this morning. She is dead, but she is standing on her feet and does not even know it. These evangelistic preachers are trying to revive a dead nation. It will not work. The next thing for America is a surgical strike against it. Just wait and see. George Washington’s dream will do that. Also the vision of Bro. Branham, when he saw this nation in heaps. I hope the Church is not here, because it is going to happen. You do not see the United States in the outline of nations, when you see the ones that are supposed to defend Israel, and you do not see them when Ezekiel 38 and 39 happens. It is all the nations from the Middle East, on up into Russia, because this is the last strong hold of Islam. Islam will be butchered in Ezekiel 37 and 38, what has not taken place when Israel takes over the Middle East, they will do it. Bro. Jackson preached that, Islam will die, there will be no more Islam. Their Sharia law, which they are already practicing in Kentucky, if you want to know what Sharia law is? Obama backs that stuff. Sharia law is, if a man catches his wife without the burka on, he can beat her. If a young girl does not do what her dad wants her to, he can kill her. This happened just about a year ago. This one Muslim man killed his wife and three daughters, because they changed and did no longer want to live under that Sharia law here in America. Do you hear about those things? No. They do not want you to hear about it because you might hurt somebody. That man that killed all those people in Texas four years ago; they gave him four years before he ever had a trial, and he represented himself. He wanted the death penalty. Give it to him, quick. But they will not. They give him the death penalty, but it will be years before it can be executed because these lawyers and judges have got to have their hands in the pot of money. “Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, the Lord’s ministers, mourn. The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen: howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. (That is God’s land.) The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, (This is talking about the trees that bear fruit. How many palm trees did we see in Israel. We saw them gathering the dates.) even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord.” That is the last day cry. Then we come to the 2nd chapter, which I do not have time to get to this morning. You see the worms, which were nations, the four nations that took over Israel from the time of Nebuchadnezzar to the Roman Empire. That is what this is talking about, they barked the tree. They barked the fig tree. Israel laid there, a ruined nation until these last days. Even Mark Twain went through it and said it was not a place to be desired, there were not even any roads. Now what a beautiful place it is becoming. A place which all nations of the earth are trying to put in their two cents. We will get more into that later, the Lord willing.
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
I feel like the things I am dealing with are very important, so I want to leave it that way, because we are facing a time we have never faced before, a time that we have never come close to facing. There are things that have come up in the messages, that I have been surprised by, because, many times I stand here with thoughts in my heart, and the Lord gives me other thoughts to be able to present them. I suppose He thinks that is more important than what I have to say. The main thing is, I know His presence is here, and I know that He is keeping up to date with His Word. I do not stand here to boast or brag on myself, because it is not myself that I brag on, I brag on the One that knows everything, the One that gives me words to speak. I know nothing in myself, but I do know that He is an ever present help in time of need. Sometimes He gives us things that we are unaware of, but He makes us ready for them first. He does not just say something and surprise us with it to the point it puts unbelief in our hearts. Just as it was in old days, in days of the apostles, He still speaks in this hour, to confirm what His purpose is, in the time that we are living in. I brought out different things this morning, to point you to what my real message is. As I read in Genesis 1, talking about the sun and moon as being for times and seasons, because it really points out times to let us know what time we are living in. I know Bro. Branham said the heavens are like a Bible to us, and there are many things in the heavens that direct us into His Word. I believe what I am dealing with now, is going to lead us right into the short time that we have. I said, and I will say again, I cannot tell you when the Lord is coming, but I believe I can count it on one hand and that might be stretching it. It is very important that we live right in this time, and that we get in a position where God can speak to us and lead us. I say that with respect to the Word of God, because of the hour we are living in and the time and the season being what it is. This message is going to be more toward Israel, but it is going to let the Bride know what time we are in. God has always dealt with Israel in time and in seasons of time. It is no different in the time that we are living in. You will see this as we go along in this message, how important time is in Israel. I turned on some news before I came tonight, for about thirty minutes. On the News they were talking about Israel, according to what the president has done in the last few days, setting the red line, then moving it up and moving it up again. That gives instability to Israel. They have said, we can no longer depend on the U.S. government. I am glad to hear that, because the U.S. government cannot save Israel. Only God can do that. As you look into the Word of the Lord, and as you go into Zechariah, you will find this, though all the nations of the earth turn against Jerusalem, yet God will save it. All nations. The president now has put his red line off and they are beginning to talk that they do not believe he will do anything. That has made Israel feel that whatever happens in Iran, they are going to have to take care of it themselves. When they do, it is then going to be the whole Arab nations which are surrounding them, that are going to be ignited to the point they were in the Six Day War, Nasser and those, because they said, we will drive Israel into the sea. Six days later, Israel had won the war. They had taken a lot of the land that God had promised them, but they have given up land again since then. This will not happen again until the last week of time approaches, then you have politicians in it again. What I am dealing with, is signs of the time that we are living in. We do have signs, signs that have been proven before, to let us know what we are looking at is not just a farce, not just something that is going to be let go. The coming of the Lord is at hand and those that are ready are going to leave here. Those that are just playing around, those that are playing church, that are playing with the mercies of God are going to be left. If there is anything in this message that I want everyone to see, it is that I want us to wake up, wake up to the point that we are living our lives right, and that we are treating our brothers and sisters with respect, because we are not all alike. Everybody is not like me. I feel good about the coming of the Lord, because He is coming soon. Before He does come, some of these health problems God’s people are having are going to leave. I believe that with all my heart. The children of Israel, when they crossed the Red Sea, God did a wonderful miracle, but by the time forty years had passed, that generation was gone, God had something else to show them, that what He had done forty years earlier was not something that He could not do again when they crossed the Jordan River, when it was out of its banks. I believe in types and shadows, according to the word of the Lord. I know that He is not just dealing with our physical being like He did Israel, but He is dealing with our spiritual beings. He said in Mark 16, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. This is a sign to the believer. I have things to deal with here, that I want you to pay attention to. I worked on this Friday for quite a while. NASA has recorded what I want to deal with. This is who has recorded it. People that know something about science and know something about time, can go back hundreds and thousands of years, even back to the time of Christ and they can tell you when this happened, His crucifixion, the 4th of April 33 A.D. Because that was the only time that there was a total eclipse of the sun within a ten year period of time. Because of that, it lets you know that the date is right. We are not looking at something that is a farce or that is hard to be seen, because I read that in Genesis, the signs are in the heavens and in the earth. I read this morning from the 1st chapter of Joel, and I read about the cankerworm, the palmer worm, the caterpillar. There were four worms, is what it was. In order to get the story right, of these things, you have got to look in the Word of God, you have nothing else to go by. As I said, and this is what I want you to remember, the heavens write His plan and purpose. It did in times past. It did when Columbus left Spain. It did in 1948. It did in 1967. This time is coming up again next year and the year after. As I said before, this is dealing with Israel. It has always dealt with Israel. After the year 2015, the signs I am talking about will not happen for another seven hundred years. It has been better than five hundred years in the making until this time. As I went into Joel and talked about the worms that had barked the fig tree, which is Israel. They completely ate it down to the stump. That meant Israel was expelled out of the land. There was no Israeli nation until 1948, for almost twenty five hundred years. It was twenty five hundred years when 1967 come along. I want to start reading in Joel, chapter 2. This has to do with Daniel, chapter 7. Let us start with verse 25. “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer worm, (He goes backward, because He is going to take this from the bottom back to the top. Each one of these bugs or worms, whatever you call them, represents a nation that has come against Israel, starting with Nebuchadnezzar, which was the lion.) my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: (Here, He repeats the same words He did at the last of the other verse.) and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out of my spirit.” In those days, the last days started when Jesus rose from the dead, then for two thousand years as time has gone on, that would be the beginning of the last days. “And I will show wonders in the heavens (Get that in your understanding, I will show wonders in the heavens.) and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.” That is speaking of wars in the earth. This is speaking of Israel. Did not I say the 17th chapter and 1st verse of Isaiah tells you that Damascus Syria will be destroyed? Where is the problem now? Where is Assad? Making his boast, doing what he wants to, killing the people with gas. The red line has been erased because it has been said too many times, if you go over the red line, then there is trouble. But the red line has already been passed and we find that after the president said he had the power to go ahead and call strikes, that is not what he said at first. He said there will be consequences. Wait until Israel has to go alone. You will find the blood, fire and pillars of smoke, bombs. He said signs in the heavens and in the earth, blood, fire, and pillars of smoke. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, (That is the heavens.) and the moon into blood, before (BEFORE) the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.” Now some may say, well that goes back to Malachi 4:5-6, but it does not. It says before the great and the terrible, which the great day is going to be the rapture of the saints, and the terrible day will be at the end of the age. Don’t you see there is a great day coming? “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: (Now you cannot take that and make a revival out of it, because, listen to what it is saying.) for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.” There have been other people deal with this subject, but they did not put it in a time frame, they lined it all up with Matthew 24, which you cannot do, and Mark 13, which you cannot do, Luke 21, which you cannot do. You cannot line it up with that. It is not the same time. Then they go ahead and put it with Ezekiel 38 and 39, and Revelation 6 under the sixth seal. It is not the same time. Verse 30 again, “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood.” Now let us get the 1st verse of the next chapter. “For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.” It is not the same time. Peter repeated this on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2, starting in verse 14. “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, (They all stood together there, the twelve disciples. Peter stood up with the eleven.) lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.” First he said these are not drunk as you suppose. He did not say they were not drunk, (they were) but it was not on natural wine. They had every indication of that, and to the old home town Jews, they were just jabbering. But to those people that had come for Pentecost, they were talking in their language, their own language, sixteen different languages they were talking in. “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.” The joints are not open yet, it is nine o’clock in the morning. “But this is that (Why do we not have the same indication to be able to speak and say this is that now? Or was it just left in another age, without knowing this hour in which we live?) which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pout out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy; and I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.” That great and notable day is just ahead. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” See? He practically repeats the same thing. He said the great and notable day. Joel said the great and dreadful day. Some might say, oh, he didn’t quote it right. He was full of the Holy Ghost and he said what he was inspired to say. That great and notable day, now let us see what it says in Revelation 6. (These prophecy preachers quote it all the same). The reason I say this is not just to be contrary to what they say, but I say it because it is important that we know where we are going with something. Starting in the 12th verse, this is the sixth seal. “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.” As I said, according to NASA, this will not happen again in seven hundred years, but God can make anything happen. It is His timepiece, not NASA’s. “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. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” Did it say that in Joel? Did it say that in Acts 2? It did not. “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.” Hide us from the great God that sits on the throne, and from the Lamb. Jesus is no longer sitting on the throne. It is the wrath of the Lamb. Revelation 14, where He comes back sitting on the cloud and reaps the harvest of the earth, that is not a revival as they claim. “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Let us go back to Matthew 24. I will not read these others because I want to deal with something else here, Matthew 24. The prophecy preachers on TV, bring this in as the same thing. Verse 27 “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” That is talking of the Bride. That does not mean that every eagle is going to be in one place: it means they are going to be in a place with the Word. There will the eagles be gathered together. There are not as many eagles as people seem to think. It looks like the crop is getting thinner as time goes on. The Bible says he that endures, there is a time of endurance. He that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. That proves our faith in God. What I am talking about, endurance, means that we can still hold to truth when the chips are down, so to speak. That is speaking of where, as far as the lightning comes out of the east and shines unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be, that is for the Bride. Wheresoever the carcase is, the carcase is the True Word of God, because the Bride will be feasting on the Word. Then you go into the same thing that you are in, in Revelation 6, which does not match up with Acts 2 or Joel 2. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” That is when all the earth is viewing heaven to see Christ coming back in judgment. But there is an indication of when He is coming back for His Bride, as the lightning shines from the east to the west, that shows how quick it is, in the twinkling of an eye. But as Bro. Jackson said, this will be one revolution of the earth’s turning. All you that get the Contenders together, or that get the Spoken Word books together, to check every word in them, they cannot give you a revelation, because your motive is wrong. You do not even know what they said. Your ears were closed when they were spoken; and now your eyes are closed. “And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, (His elect, that is not referring to the Bride, that is talking about the great multitude and the foolish virgins, from one end of heaven to the other, because the Bride is already in heaven. She is at the marriage supper, the dead that have been raised and the ones that are living have been taken. So that I can show you a little bit of what I am talking about, I want the slide of the moons and the sun up there on the screen. This all has to do with Israel. It all comes within the next two years of time. It said there would be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars. This has happened three different times before, and this will be the fourth time that this will all take place. But the others, this was not there, but it is here (slide) at the end. 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella had a daughter, this daughter was going to be married to a prince of another nation. This prince of the other nation said, this cannot happen as long as Jews are in Spain. So in 1492 they gave the Jews, Ferdinand and Isabella, they gave an edict of expulsion. NASA recorded this. After the Jews were given fourteen days to leave, the ones that did not, the Catholic Church killed them. The Catholic Church slaughtered the Jews that did not leave on time. The edict of expulsion, when it came about, Columbus was a Jew. Columbus was a sailor, so they got together and got boats together for Columbus to show them a land where they could go to, where they could have freedom from this edict of expulsion. But they were only given fourteen days to get out. They got their money together to get things ready, boats and things to get them away from Spain. He did so, so did many of them. When he did, then the next year this began to happen. 1493, April 2nd was the first one, it happened on Passover. This is all Jewish holidays, every one of them that has ever happened, it has been related to Jewish holidays. September 25, which is Sukkoth, or Feast of Tabernacles, was the next one. Like I said, this has never happened before, but it does again in 2015. The first ones come about in 2014, and these others come about in 2015, along with this. (Pointing to slide) You will not see the blood moons in America. The only thing that will happen in America, the moon will turn dark, because this is all related to Israel. That is why I say, we are getting close to Israel getting her land back. Could this be the time? Or could this be the time? (Pointing to slide on those two dates.) The year 1494, March 24th, Passover. The Passover happens at different times. This Passover, another blood moon happened. This is for our time, what I am talking about, this is 2015, but this is the third one. The fourth one came at Sukkoth, or Feast of Tabernacles, September 15, 1494, shortly after. I will touch a little bit on 1948 because I will have to go back to that. In 1948, Israel has a boat load of people that have been expelled from Europe, with no nation to go to, no land to go to. I will have to get a scripture for that, to fulfill what I am talking about. There were four hundred and some people waiting on May 14, 1948. They were gathered, waiting for David Ben Gurion. The Ben Gurion airport is named after David Ben Gurion. They were waiting to see what the United Nations was going to determine. The United Nations had already said, well we will send them to Africa. No, that will not work: We will send them back to Poland. No, that will not work. What are we going to do with these Jews? The Bible, I started to say predicted, but it did not predict, it was a prophecy. Can a nation be born in one day? It was already four o’clock in the afternoon, the United Nations said the only place we can send the Jews, is back to Israel. David Ben Gurion rushed from the phone at exactly four o’clock in the afternoon of the 14th of May, 1948. He ran and told the ones that were waiting on him, they have declared that Israel will be the nation to which the Jews will have a homeland. Eleven minutes after that, President Truman called David Ben Gurion and said we support the Israeli nation, we have made our choice and we will back Israel from here on out. I will touch on this a little bit. The Israeli nation May 14, 1948, then April 13th, 1949 was the first blood moon. That was Passover. October 7th 1949 was the next one on Sukkoth, Feast of Tabernacles. April 2, 1950 Passover, September 16, 1950, Sukkoth, Feast of Tabernacles. We have two more groups of time, which I cannot get to tonight, 1967 and then starting next spring. Brothers and sisters, let us open our eyes. It says, when you begin to see these things come to pass, lift up your heads, look up, your redemption is drawing nigh. I am not trying to give anybody a false hope, but I am looking at this as being a time to look at, because this has only happened three times in the Israeli history, three times. Now it is due to happen again, starting next spring. (Which is the spring of 2014) Do I believe this is the coming of the Lord? No, I believe that is when Israel, in this time frame, is going to get her land back. There will be signs in the sun and moon and in the earth, blood, fire, and pillars of smoke. So the next thing in Israel’s agenda will be to go to war, because this all points to Israel. It is not going to be some little picnic that is going to take place. As it has been said, even by Bro. Jackson, as he said it will make the 1967 war look like the 4th of July. He said it will not last forty years, it will not last forty days. Israel cannot sustain a long war, but Israel is the best, and they list them as the seventh strongest war team in the world. But I list them as number one, because God and one is a majority; and we know God will fight with them.
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
As we continue on here, remember that the introduction of this was Genesis chapter 1. I have added a few scriptures. I am trying to use scriptures that have maybe not been used so much in the subject of the end time. We have a lot of scriptures that are used, that have been used in the presentation of the end time we are waiting for. But these scriptures have not been used that much. I know Bro. Jackson spoke of Acts 2. I remember his listing that. Isaiah 17, and Joel 1, Matthew 17, 1st Thessalonians 1, 2nd Thessalonians 1:5-10, then Genesis, and Psalms 83. I put Malachi 4:5-6 in there, in order to show you the difference in the language of all that, than the difference of the language of Acts 2, and also Joel 2. As I went over that last Sunday, Joel chapter 1 was about the different stages of the different invasions. That is what those bugs, or worms, whatever you want to call them, signify. That is the stages of the armies that came in and invaded Israel. Yesterday, maybe it was Friday night, they were showing the European nations. The European nations now are just like crossing stages, there are no check points, nothing, when you go from one nation to another. Now there are twenty seven nations in that, which goes all the way into Asia Minor and all the way into, not so much yet, but all the beast, which will be all together when that time comes. I am talking about the beast, the four different beasts that make up the one beast, which will wind up to be what Daniel saw in chapter 2, as he gave way to the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, starting from the head down to the toes, which he mentioned concerning the toes, that they were iron and miry clay. The miry clay means it is partly to be broken. Therefore we have these different scriptures that will bring in the part of what our study is, the happenings before the very end. That is what I am concerned with in this message, the happenings up to the time that Israel gets her land back, and then the time of the beast taking over, when they sign a treaty with Israel. That is more or less where I want to stop on that, but I will refer on into the end time to show you the difference in what we are studying. If you go to Google and type in the four blood moons, you will find many different prophecy preachers that are talking about this, along with John Haggee. They have the end time mixed up with the coming of Christ for His Bride. They have it all mixed up, but we know the difference. The Bible shows you the difference, if you will allow the Spirit to lead you. We are not just speaking off the top of our head, we are speaking truth. If you go to, well I will go there first, just to acquaint you with this, Acts 2. I am using this and Joel as a base for what I am presenting to you. This is the first message that Peter ever preached. The dwelling of most of it has been concerning Acts 2:38, which is the groundwork of salvation. But Paul said we will go on unto perfection. So even the church world will go down to the baptism part, but they do not say anything about what Peter said about baptism. They will say they were baptized, but they will not tell you how they were baptized. They will leave it Father, Son, and Holy Ghost because that is the way they believe. They believe in a trinity of Gods. Trinity is from paganism. People may not like that, but it is, it is paganism. There is no such thing as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost the way they preach it. There are no three Gods, there is only one true God, and the working of the Holy Ghost, is the work of that same and only God, because He is a sovereign Spirit. That is the way He works in human lives, because He is a Spirit that dwells within those who are redeemed by the shed blood of His only begotten Son Jesus. In the Old Testament, the prophets prophesied as they were anointed with the Holy Ghost, He was not abiding within them. That same sovereign God, which is Spirit, is the Holy Ghost. You cannot take that, and what was said in other scriptures of the New Testament, as it is told there, and make anything else out of it. God had a plan, and the plan was, when Jesus came on the earth, He was going to die. Don’t listen to Oprah Winfrey, because she winds up believing in herself. She will find no salvation there. When some people get rich, then they count on that riches to take care of everything. Your riches are not going to take you anywhere but to a rich grave. Then after that, the judgment, and the judgment will only be the first part of it: the final judgment will be when both body and soul are thrown into the lake of fire. That will be the end of it and it is too bad to even think about, because where the worm dies not, is not a good thought, for as long as your body is alive that worm of remorse will still be there. The body lives as long as God sees that payment for sin is made. We certainly do not want to reject the Word of God, that is a sore punishment. Those that rejected Moses’ message was killed under two or three witnesses if they rejected Moses’ message. How much more punishment will it be to those that reject the Word of God? Acts 2:14, as I said, this is the first message Peter preaches after he received the Holy Ghost. It is something, how he knew so much, having just received the Holy Ghost, but he went right into the scripture as he preached his first message. “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, (Remember those eleven were standing with him. That is unity. You can talk about unity all you want to, but this is true unity. It does not say that the others said anything, but they stood up with him.) lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, (You see there, who he is talking to. He was not talking to those strangers that were there, he was talking to the home group, because they were those that rejected Jesus Christ.) and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, (He has not mentioned the ones that were there from the Medes and Persians and all that, it is the home group because they were the ones that had rejected the Christ.) be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. (Nine o’clock in the morning) But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: (Which pertains to war. That has to do with war that will hit the Middle East. It means there is going to be some bombs falling, and there are going to be some people that are going to bleed. There is going to be fire.) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before (That is the word, before, that separates it from the very end, before…) that great and notable day of the Lord come.” Before that great and notable day, so we are expecting to see some of this next year, the moons as they will turn to blood. See? All of this happens before the great, and then the dreadful day of the Lord. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The Bible has the answers. Anybody can go to Google, type in the four blood moons and you can find what I am talking about. You can find the blood moons. But in the middle of the blood moons, the sun refuses to shine. We have dates for all of that, because NASA has studied it. They studied the very beginning of that. That is not figuring out when Christ is coming back. But the Bible says, when you see these things begin to come to pass, lift up your head, look up, because your redemption draws nigh. Don’t you want to know that? That your redemption is drawing nigh? These things begin to come about next year, but it is all on Jewish holidays, every one of them. I went over the first two times, which would have been after 1492, which was 1493, 1494, this all happened at the same time that it will happen again. I am not going to stand here and argue with people, whether this is right or wrong, because I am looking at it through the scripture. If somebody out there wants to say something about it, go ahead. If you want to say something against it, that is your privilege, I am not going to argue with you. This is too important for me to take up an argument about it. I know I am putting something on the line here, that I am going to have to stand for, but I am ready. Passover, which is the fourth month and fifteenth day of next year, the first blood moon happens. Then at Sukkot, which is the feast of Tabernacles, which will be the tenth month, the eighth day, which will be October of next year. These have always happened in fours, but there is something else that is in there that was not there the other times. When the Jews were expelled out of Spain, 1492, they were given fourteen days to get out of there. Some might say, Jesus said you will not know the day or hour, but this is not talking about the day and hour of His coming. Nevertheless when these things are over, there is going to be something happen, or even before they are over. The Middle East is getting ready to blow up. When I look at this thing that is going on now in Syria, Isaiah 17 says that Damascus will no longer be a city. It will be in a heap, never to be rebuilt. Verse 19 says, I will show wonders in heaven above, that is the first thing. Then signs in the earth beneath, blood, fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness. When is the sun going to be turned into darkness? When is this going to happen? 3-20-2015, Nisan 1, the first day of that month, which is the feast of trumpets. 1493-1494, the sun was not turned into darkness. 1949-1950, the sun was not turned into darkness, which was right after Israel had become a nation. But it was on the same time of the year. It passed over, and then Sukkot. 1967, which this happened in 1968-1969. They are always a year apart, the division of the four. Then they say it will be another seven hundred years before this ever happens again. It was better than five hundred years when it happened before. From now, it has been over five hundred years before the first one, and there has just been three times it has ever happened and it has always been concerning Israel. When it happens again, it will be concerning Israel. The sun shall be turned into darkness, ad the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come. What is the great day? The great day for the Bride is when she leaves here in the rapture. This is happening before she leaves here. John Haggee and those will talk about it, then they will say it can happen today, even before we get out of here. Some of them have got the right scriptures, but they have no revelation. When you are all over the map about something, you do not know where you are going. I read in Genesis 1 last week. It said that the sun and the moon were put there for signs and seasons. I put Malachi 4 up there to show you the difference in that. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. (That is a two thousand year span of time.) And he (two comings, William Branham and John the Baptist, two comings, but he, which is Elijah, that spirit of Elijah that was upon the two men. The great day, when it came, was when Jesus came here. The dreadful day will be at the end of the age. That registers to when William Branham was here in the 1950’s and 1960’s, before, I will send you Elijah before.) shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children.” Hearts of the Old Testament prophets to the New Testament apostles. That is the children of the prophets, because they were able, just like the apostle Paul was able to gather out of the Old Testament, the things that he taught, to tell you the difference in Law and Grace. That is why he mentioned Abraham so much, because Abraham was called before the Law, 430 years before the Law. That was so that Grace would abound. Then the Law was given to the Jews because of transgression. Paul was able to decipher and take out of that, the truth. That is why, in the 4th chapter of the book of Romans, he mentions Abraham so much. Abraham, the father of us all, because it is through him that all nations of the earth shall be blessed, which is through Jesus Christ. Some may say, well I don’t believe in the way that you are going. I cannot help that. Let us go to the 17th chapter of Matthew, verses 1-13, which will show you the two comings of Elijah. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, (apart from the rest of the disciples. When Jesus had a mission to accomplish, He used certain disciples and left the rest of them where they were. It is important to know who you can trust.) And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him. when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save (or except)Jesus only. (That is where the Jesus only people get their name.) And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. And His disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? (Listen to His answer.) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, (First, shall puts it future. John the Baptist was already off the scene.) and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, (That is two comings there.) and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist.” Elias has come already and they did to him what they listed. But if you can receive it, then He said Elias shall come. When I saw that, was when I first moved here, at the Tabernacle. I was amazed, to be here among people that were so much more spiritual than I was, the way I felt, but they had no understanding. I told this to one of the young men that was there at that time and he said, oh, I never did see that. He had been there all his life. Do you know why I saw it? Because it became a revelation to me as I read it. Bro. Bud, I know you have preached this, you can hear a message, or you can read the words, but without a revelation, you will never see it. It will just be something that will pass over your head. But the scripture gives you an indication of what things are. Let us turn to Matthew 24. Remember, I read unto you from the book of Acts, chapter 2, where it said before the coming of that great and notable day of the Lord. Brothers and sisters, these will be fulfilled in two years from now, every one of them. What I am trying to do, is (not) point to you and say, I know when the Lord is coming, but it does tell you, when you begin to see these things come to pass, then know that your redemption is nigh, even at hand. I am not preaching this message to the world, nor to someone that does not want to hear it. I do believe though, that Bride people are getting anxious. The rapture may be four years off, but I think it is getting close. I did not say Jesus is coming in 1917, but I cannot believe it can be very far from now. That is still not a day or hour. It may be before that, but it will not be tonight. Neither will it be next week or next month. Matthew 24:27, says this, “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” That is for Bride people, and Bride people are referred to in the next verse. “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” With what? With a revelation of truth. That is what they are going to be feasting on. Do not ever think that God is going to give us smidgens until the end time, like some have suggested. We cannot live on smidgens, just like you cannot live on four hundred calories a day and work. One man said years ago, I worked at a saw mill and fasted forty days. There is no way. Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the Bride people be gathered together. But listen to what it says further down. “Immediately (not before, but immediately) after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, (The moon will not give her light. These have light to them. The sun is not going to go completely out, it says it will be darkened, but the moon will go completely out.) and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Here, there is no mention of stars, it is a different time. That is after the tribulation. “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: (Which will last twenty four hours, a complete revolution of the earth will His coming be seen.) and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” When verse 27 happens, it is like lightning from the east to the west, that quick. That quick will you be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. The trumpet shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, if we are ready. If you say, well I just do not see how I can ever make it. That is a very careless statement. If you are more interested in making it, than you are in being a part of this earth, God will see that you make it. I realize that there is a pull in this earth, there is a pull for young people especially. The devil will always try to get you to do something, but do not listen to him. To older people I say, especially to young moms and dads, the scripture is the only way out. The ones that are living on the earth at that time, are going to see Him. There is no way of getting around it. That is one sight I do not want to see, not at that time. But as the lightning shineth from the east to the west, it don’t last long, does it? That is what I want to see. That is what I desire to see. “And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, (Which will wake the foolish virgins.) and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” This story is recorded in Luke 21, and Mark 13, the same story, the same setting. Revelation 6, this is what the prophecy preachers are trying to put together. This, with what I just read in Matthew, will not work otherwise. Here, under the sixth seal, verse 12, it says, “And I beheld when He had opened the sixty seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 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.” You talk about what is going to happen then, the meteorites that will break up and hit this earth, is going to cause all kind of shakings. As Isaiah said, the earth will reel to and fro as a drunkard, the mountains shall fall, these volcanic mountains. The islands will flee away, tsunamis. For thirty days this earth is going to shake. But blessed is he that cometh to the forty five days, talking of sheep people that have lived through that. Only the hand of God can let anything live through all of that, only God. These preachers that preach two thirds of the earth’s people will be destroyed, that is a light number. That would still leave better than two billion people on the earth. There will not be that many. God is not going to leave a bunch of idiots and God haters here to inherit the earth. Sheep people, and Jewish people that have lived through that terrible thing, which will be as the Bible says in Isaiah 13, few men will be left, more women. Because seven women will take hold of one man and they are not going to be a bunch of lesbians. No, it is going to be people that can repopulate the earth. They will say, We will earn our own living. It will not be any of this bunch that is out there now, that don’t need a man. When I say women, in this case, I am not talking about sisters of the faith. Women have about taken over this land as well as other lands, Senate and Congress. If something does not happen to prevent it between now and the next election, we will have a woman president. Hillary Clinton cannot lie enough to keep people from voting for her. Just like that Bosnia thing, she said what difference does it make how they died. She does not want anyone to know how they died. One thing I do know, this is coming, this is coming, and it is not coming for no good reason. There is a reason behind it. It has to do with the Holy Land. It has to do with Israel. If something happens in the Middle East, then Israel knows she don’t have anybody to back her. That is fulfilling the scriptures, though all the nations of the earth come against Jerusalem, it does not matter, God will fight for her. We are going to see that if God permits us to live. If he permits me to live, I will see that, and so will you. It is not that far off. The rapture of the Church is not that far off. “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. And the heaven departed as a scroll (Heaven, that is talking about the atmosphere. When that bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, back when I was going to school in Columbia Kentucky, I knew a boy that was from Japan. He said, when that bomb went off the atmosphere caught on fire. It would be from here to here, to here, because of all that heat. Water will burn with heat. You can charge it electrically and it will burn. And the heaven departed as a scroll…) when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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?”