The scriptures clearly teach that when Jesus Christ returns to earth; that he will destroy Babylon, and “that wicked” the man of sin – also known as the lawless one.
At this point; if I intended to, I could go into attempting to interpret the scriptures, in a prophetic sense…
But then I would be entering into eschatology, daring to use terms like the rapture, the temple, “Antichrist” (which is too often applied out of context): and what century was Jesus speaking to the disciples about? What has already occurred in scripture and what has not..?
Yet since so many “Bible experts” have already attempted this type of exposition; I have no need to get wrapped up in trying to argue or defend a particular scriptural view-point.
Furthermore, I just open myself up to unwanted attacks by the many Bible scholars of today. It is written in: Ecclesiastes 12:12 (KJV) 12 and further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
That is particularly true in my case; that is a “forced academic” and not so much naturally gifted in that area! Yet that doesn’t at all mean that I have no understanding, of the things in which I write about. In fact, (if I dare say so myself) it is the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, which motivates me, as I “love Him” more than my position, or status amongst men in this world.
So, I will just stick to my overview commentaries, with what I believe are actually transpiring all around the world today. I see “enough light” of many of the prophetic scriptures, which influence me in what I am convinced of, my Lord is applying to today; and I love sharing the things of God, even to my detriment it often seems… But, none the less, away I go..!
I must say that the level of what seems to most as incompetence, at the highest levels of government seems to exist today; and many I’m sure would agree with, me on that point. Just look at the decline of Western Civilizations for example: murderers and savages roam our streets, as our laws have been made so inept, in the interest of fairness – that they don’t even function anymore; and this lawlessness seems to be infiltrating into every level of governing Peoples’.
“Hollywood” has painted “the Apocalypse” to be full of destruction and judgment of God; this is true enough – right at the “very end” when man will hide and pray that the rocks fall on them to get away from God. But, it is also true that the scriptures teach that when Jesus returns, “normal everyday activity” is still taking place in the world; people will be getting married and so forth!
I am convinced that the “apocalyptic experience” created out of the need for sensationalism, is a “diversionary tactic” created by the enemy, so that many brethren “will not be found ready” Upon the day of redemption.
These “spiritual events” are just a few which I believe have already transpired at the spiritual level… John 9:4 (KJV) – I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 (ASV) – For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
These couple of verses above, show me something which fits into the present day geopolitics, and “church” climates suffering all around us today. I believe that for the first time – in human history: the removal of the “general grace of God” in spirit from the earth; which has allowed it to operate at a level of some degree of proficiency within the past, yet not today!
To me even though the world was in a right mess at the time; the production of war items produced during WW II was enormous and breath taking. This allowed the allied powers to crush Hitler and Tojo in just a few bloody years. Yet today, the U.S. isn’t even capable of building a good website, (or plan) which can provide for even the most basic medical needs, without enormous cost, to those it should be subsidizing!
I am using the above texts in comparison to the “light” we have in the world today; whereas “no man can work” – and that the gospel seems to be falling on deaf ears around the world. Today Ecumentalism – the blending of all Christendom together; and even Pagan Gods to be unified. These are all signs of the general grace of the Holy Spirit, the one who restraineth, being taken out-of-the-way.
2 Timothy 4:3 – For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,
On a personal note: The above verse sadly, the Lord spoke directly into my being, when driving past my old church, a couple of years ago. This was done to help and “sure me up” for being obedient to the Lord’s voice within me; rather than any notion of going back, and trying to “fix them” which is not in my power; unless I was sent by God to try to do so. I am not.
The four horsemen of the apocalypse, I think, have already transpired around the world. Matthew 24:7 & Mark 13:8 – Notably, in Strong’s Concordance – is the word (*Ethos / ethnic or ethnicity) group – Translated as Nation against Nation, Kingdom against Kingdom…
In Daniels vision 2:33 – 2:43, of the Feet of Iron and Clay, Iron is the church age (truth) – and the clay man. As the name Adam or Adamah, meaning “red clay” or “red earth”, was formed “mankind”. This mixture is multiculturalism, with truth. I think this has manifested itself globally.
So as not to write my own book here; just note that all these texts have come into completion, just short of us seeing Satan: who the scriptures teach will be worshiped as God; showing many signs and miracles – prior to the destruction of Babylon, (the world’s system) and people by the Lord Jesus Christ…
*Acts 2:16-22 / Joel 2:28-32 I believe that this will probably all occur near to, Sept 28, 2015 : the Last Blood Moon and Solar Eclypse – to line up with the lunar calendar; for the next 400 years!
“I know, I know no man knows the day or the hour – but hey, one of these days, it is all going to fit together – now won’t it”?
So then the world will cry PEACE and SAFETY, and then Jesus will return destroying the one world order – Babylon; which has been built independently of God, yet counterfeited by the Devil in world unity, and posing “as God”.
After this occurs, the Judgment and destruction of Babylon; and later the judgment and condemnation, of all those whose names are not written in the lambs book of life. Who will be cast into the Lake of Fire, with Satan and his angels; and all of humanity – who are the sons and daughters of Satan, and not the Lord God of Israel.
At some point in these entire end times prophesies; the wedding feast of the lamb will be held. Yet only for those who are not distracted by things, or what I call “tasks” of the world. The ones who lamp has enough oil, to stay lit upon the bridegroom’s return.
This also coincides with “Coming out of her, my people” (I think) – which is found in Revelation 18. Babylon, the Mother of all Harlots, drunk on the blood of the Saints. This is not just Geo Political in nature, but like all things in the scriptures, focuses on the “Saint’s spiritual condition”.
Logic would dictate; in my opinion, that the “temple(s)” are the “modern-day temples” or (churches) in which the false brethren, prophets, and Antichrists, all dwell. In my opinion, this is the “seven” hills of Rome, and so forth, as found in Revelation 17.