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Red October 2018 | WWIII or False Flag?

Events during October 2018 will determine the future of the United States of America.

October 2018

September 2018

During the last week of September, opponents of Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court orchestrated every dirty trick possible to non-violently derail, or at least delay, the Senate’s final decision.

In the first week of October the final decision will be made.

October 2018

If Kavenaugh is Confirmed

If Judge Kavenaugh joins the Supreme Court, President Trump will have a 5 to 4 conservative majority. Then, with this conservative majority in the court, many expect President Trump to invoke military tribunals to prosecute hundreds of ‘deep state’ operatives via 41,361 sealed indictments.

Indictments are widely expected against many high-ranking traitors, corrupt officials, and pedophiles, including: Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Brennan, Clapper, Rosenstein, Comey, McCabe, GW Bush, HW Bush, Biden, Huma Abedin, Mueller, Kerry, Ash Carter, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Podesta, and others.

If some or all of these are prosecuted, there will likely be a violent response from their domestic and international supporters. Curfews and martial law may be required.

If Kavenaugh is Not Confirmed

1. Republican Majority

If Judge Kavenaugh is not confirmed in October and Republicans maintain majority control of congress after the November election, President Trump will appoint another conservative nominee. If that nominee is confirmed, the plan for military tribunals and unsealing indictments will be implemented.

To prevent this possibility, opponents will consider assassinating President Trump before he nominates another conservative judge. If so, VP Pence will be warned to nominate a ‘moderate’ (a closet liberal) to the court.

2. Democrat Majority

If Judge Kavenaugh is not confirmed in October leftists will be energized, hoping to re-take majority power in congress via the November 2018 election. If they do, they’ll block any hope of a conservative majority in the Supreme Court before 2020.

Also, with a leftist congress during the remainder of President Trump’s term in office, not only would congress oppose everything he tries to do, but a liberal majority in congress will certainly try to impeach him.

Then, if a liberal president is elected in 2020, a liberal Supreme Court judge will be confirmed and the court will become a 5-4 liberal majority. This would open the final floodgates to immorality, perversion, and violent Christian persecution in America.

WWIII and False Flags

While all this is happening in the USA, tariffs and sanctions against Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea are badly hurting all their economies, increasing the potential for WWIII–especially if they perceive America as being weakened and distracted by internal strife.

Finally, if deep state operatives or leftists believe they are going to lose their hope of world domination, I expect they’ll either assassinate President Trump or initiate a major false flag attack (bigger than 9/11) to eliminate the threat.

The Story Of Great Tribulation | Sequence Of End Time Events

Sequence of End-time EventsTrouble Ahead

My expected sequence of end-time events, from now to the Second Coming of Christ, are detailed below.

 

1. Preparing the land of Israel for the Messiah’s return… Mideast War is next on the prophetic horizon.

“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” (Matthew 24:6-8)

a) In a surprise attack by a secret coalition of Muslim nations, Israel will be severely damaged, with a large loss of life. But, in retaliation Israel will destroy all the attacking Muslim nations in 1 day.

(Psalm 83, Isaiah 15:1, 15:6, 17, 19:4-18, Jeremiah 49:1-5, 49:28-33, 49:35-37, Ezekiel 25:12-14, 35:7, 9, 38-39, Amos 1:6-10, Obadiah 5-9, 17-18, Zephaniah 2:4-5)

b) Israel will destroy all Muslim buildings on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and begin constructing a new Jewish temple.

Levitical Priests will resume the Jewish sacrificial system as soon as they install the altar.

In #6 below, the Antichrist will sit in this temple, proclaiming himself to be God, and stopping these Jewish sacrifices to YHWH. (Daniel 9:27, 2 Thessalonians 2:4). So, unless you spiritualize this event, a Jewish temple must be built for the Antichrist to desecrate.

c) With its population decimated, Israel’s leaders will open the door for Christians to immigrate to repopulate Israel.

(For the rationale behind this statement, see Chapter 4 in Know the Future at https://escapeallthesethings.com). Prophets will encourage disciples to leave their nations and join fellow disciples in Israel.

Abraham’s seed shall possess the land. Who is Abraham’s Seed?

God promised Abraham that his seed shall possess the land from the Nile to the Euphrates (Gen 15:18).

Abraham’s seed is the Messiah (Galatians 3:16) along with His Jewish and Gentile disciples (Romans 9:7, Galatians 3:29).

Being a physical Jew doesn’t make you Abraham’s seed in God’s eyes. (John 8:39-44)

“In Isaac shall your seed be reckoned.” (Genesis 21:12, Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18).

The Messianic Aliyah (Return)

To facilitate Abraham’s seed possessing the land, God will open the door for the Messiah’s disciples to populate Abraham’s promised land, first in Israel and then to Jordan, etc. (see #7 below)

The 10 Lost Tribes

God will call and enable descendants of the 10 ‘lost’ tribes of Israel to return home. In many ways, it’ll be like the Jews’ return from Babylon under Ezra and Nehemiah.

It’s been more than 2500 years since Assyria conquered the 10 Northern tribes of Israel, and the descendants of these 10 tribes have lost the consciousness of their Hebrew identity. But, our omniscient God knows who they are and which tribe they’re from. You can be assured that 12,000 from each of 12 tribes will be represented in the group of 144,000 below.

d) Jesus will purify His worldwide Church, removing all stumbling-blocks and false Christians (tares) from His Body. Then, the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. (Matthew 13:40-43)

e) Arise, Shine! 144,000 disciples of Jesus/Yeshua glorified on Mount Zion on Pentecost. They boldly go (in teams) into all nations, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 13:43, Revelation 7, 14:1-8)

“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” (Matthew 24:6-8)

The glorification of the 144,000 will probably occur on Pentecost as the ‘latter rain’ outpouring of God’s Spirit. (Dt 11:14, Hosea 6:3, Joel 2:23)

As the 144,000 Spirit-filled saints go into the world, clothed in glory and the power of God to authenticate their message, literally billions of new believers will become citizens of God’s kingdom and disciples of the Messiah in the final harvest of this age. (Revelation 14:14-16)

In response to this worldwide rebellion against his authority, Satan will carry out worldwide persecution against the citizens of God’s kingdom. Everyone will be forced to choose: either obey God, and suffer for it, or reject God’s authority to keep the world’s (Satan’s) approval.

2. World War III: the rising Antichrist and 10 powerful men destroy rich and wicked Babylon (USA? NYC? Rome?) in 1 hour. (Revelation 17:16 to 18:24)

A sign of coming judgment? On 21 August 2017 America experienced a solar eclipse from coast to coast. (The hadn’t happened in 99 years, since 1918.) But, only seven years later, on 8 April 2024, another solar eclipse will cross America, with the two eclipses making a huge X directly over the USA. Is this just a coincidence, or is it like God’s ‘handwriting on the wall’ on the night Babylon fell? (read Daniel chapter 5)

Many people say the Trump presidency, which began in January 2017, is a temporary time of reprieve to give America an opportunity to repent of its rebellion and lawlessness toward God. If Trump survives two terms, he will serve through 2024. He may be America’s last president.

Regarding the timing of Babylon’s destruction, Babylon will be destroyed in a time of luxury and prosperity, so it’s before Wormwood (see #4 below) wreaks havoc on the earth. (Revelation 18:9-19)

3. The 144,000 use Babylon’s destruction as a warning to unbelievers in every nation. (Rev 14:8) They also warn against taking the mark of the beast, which the Antichrist will force all unbelievers to receive. (Rev 14:9-13).

Multitudes of Christian believers will be persecuted and martyred worldwide, perhaps except those protected within Israel.

4. Wormwood Approaches Earth

‘Wormwood’ is the name some people use to refer to a large comet, asteroid, or planet that will come close to earth, generating a catastrophic, planet-wide earthquake and frightful celestial sights that strike terror into all mankind.

Before you scoff, know that histories and mythologies of cultures on all continents tell us that similar celestial events have occurred many times in history. For literally hundreds of documented examples, read Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky, a radical book that Albert Einstein respected so much that he read it three times.

One or Two Celestial Events?

In Luke 21 verses 12 and 25, Jesus twice mentions catastrophic, end-time, Wormwood-style events. These could be referring to the same events, or verses 10-12 may be a precursor to the events in verses 25-27.

I believe they’re two separate events, with the first Wormwood close-call happening before the Abomination of Desolation, as a warning for mankind to repent. Here’s how I see the two Wormwood events:

A. Before the Abomination of Desolation: “Terrors and great signs from heaven” will occur after the persecution of saints, during the time of wars between nations and kingdoms. Luke 21:10-12 says, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you…”

The ‘6th Seal’ of Revelation (Rev 6:12-17) describes the first Wormwood event. It’s a warning to rebellious mankind of worse Wormwood events that will come later, if they don’t repent, in Trumpets 1-4 (Revelation 8:7-12).

So, assuming the 7 seals occur in sequence before the 7 trumpets in the Book of Revelation, there will be two ‘Wormwood’ catastrophes, before and then after the Abomination of Desolation.

B. After the Abomination of Desolation: After the AoD, toward the end of the great tribulation, Jesus says, “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27)

The Antichrist will use the first Wormwood cataclysm to gain world control.
Based on the preaching of the 144,000, he will publicly blame God for Wormwood’s destructive effects and increase his persecution of God’s disciples.

The midpoint of Daniel’s 70th Week: 3 and 1/2 years to go

5. Satan and his angels cast down to earth. (Rev 12:9-11) Satan’s final downfall comes as a result of the Saints’ faithful testimony unto death. To understand how and why this is true, read The Overcomers’ Treasure Map.

6. On Passover, the Antichrist commits the Abomination of Desolation in the new temple in Jerusalem, starting the final 3.5-year ‘great tribulation’ period. (Rev 13, Matthew 24:15)

Sometime afterward, Wormwood returns near the earth. Trumpets 1-4 are catastrophic worldwide events occurring after the Abomination of Desolation.

During these judgments, Antichrist continues his great persecution of true believers. (Matthew 24:29, Luke 21:25-26, Mark 13:24, Revelation 8:7-12).

Trumpet 1: Hail and fire mixed with blood. One-third of the earth, trees, and grass burnt.

This is fallout from Wormwood’s tail.

Trumpet 2: Like a great mountain thrown into the sea. One-third of the sea becomes blood.

This is a chunk from Wormwood that earth’s gravity pulls into the sea.

Trumpet 3: Wormwood is a great star that falls from heaven, poisoning one-third of the fresh water on earth.

More Wormwood debris from space.

Trumpet 4: One-third of the sun, moon, and stars darkened.

7. Immediately upon seeing the Abomination of Desolation, Christians in Israel flee Israel to Jordan for 1260 days of divine protection. (Matthew 24:15-22, Rev 12:14, Daniel 11:41)

8. The Two Witnesses begin their 1260-day prophetic ministry against the Antichrist and his kingdom. (Revelation 11:3-13)

9. The Mark of the Beast marks people worldwide for commerce and worship of the Beast. (Rev 13:16-18)

10. 6th Trumpet War: Antichrist armies vs Russia and China (Rev 9:13-21)

11. Feast of Trumpets = 1st Resurrection day (Rev 11:15-19, 20:4-6) near the end of the 3.5 year ‘great tribulation.’

Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:50-52)

12. Seven bowls of wrath poured out on the Beast’s kingdom for 10 days. (Rev 16)

13. The Kingdom of God on Earth.

On the Day of Atonement, Yeshua/Jesus returns in glory as King and Lord over all nations, destroying the Antichrist and his kingdom in the Battle of Armageddon. (Rev 19:11-21). This happens 3.5 years after the Abomination of Desolation, on the last day of Daniel’s 70th week.

14. End of Daniel’s 70th Week

15. The beginning of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

When will these things happen?

 


What Is The Gospel Of The Kingdom Of God? | Read God’s Adversaries

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Forgotten Gospel of God’s Kingdom

The primary message Jesus and His apostles taught and proclaimed was ‘the gospel of the kingdom of God.’

Regarding this ‘gospel of the kingdom of God,’ Frank Viola wrote,

“With rare exception, the gospel that was preached doesn’t exist today.” (Insurgence, pg 27)

Sadly, today if you asked 10,000 Christians “What is the gospel of the kingdom of God,” I doubt if 1 person would have an informed answer.

Christians today are all familiar with the ‘gospel of grace’ and the ‘gospel of personal salvation’, and these are important. But we know practically nothing about the gospel of the kingdom of God, even though this remains God’s primary message to the world.

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is a Hard Message

The gospel of the kingdom is not a seeker-friendly message. In fact, it’s a hard message.

  • If we obey God, the Church must reject the illegitimate king and princes of this world, the dethroned Devil and the angelic principalities, who still rule over the nations in their joint rebellion towards God. (For more about these adversaries, read The Overcomers’ Treasure Map.)
  • You can either be loyal to the Kingdom of God, or to the Devil’s world system, but not both. Everyone must choose.Martyrdom of Saint George
  • We must follow Jesus’ example by loving our enemies, even if they’re persecuting and killing us.
  • We must be salt and light in a sinful, dark world. This means we must be holy ourselves, and (by our example) advocate for righteousness in society.
  • We must be willing to suffer and die for the truth, even if we seem to be standing alone against the world.

Tithes, offerings, and attendance would all suffer from such a message. Inevitably, I believe this is why the gospel of the kingdom of God has been excluded by church leaders over the centuries, in favor of more-popular ‘gospel’ messages.

“For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.”(Philippians 2:21)

A Sign of the End Time

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

Jesus prophesied that in the last days “this gospel of the kingdom” would be proclaimed to all nations. This final proclamation will trigger the end of the present wicked age and the birth of a new age, an age of righteousness and peace.

What does the word ‘Gospel’ mean?

Most people will say the word ‘gospel’ means ‘good news,’ and that’s correct. But it’s only a partial definition.Royal Herald heralding a royal proclamation

In ancient times, before electricity and a literate populace, a ‘gospel’ was the official, verbal heralding of a royal proclamation to the citizens of the kingdom, with two goals, information and compliance.

Information

The proclamation informed a king’s subjects of a newsworthy event affecting the monarchy. In the photo above, Prince Harry’s engagement was formally, officially proclaimed.

Compliance

A gospel message directed the king’s subjects regarding their allegiance and submission to authority.

For example, if there was a new king the proclamation would command citizens to give their allegiance and obedience to the new throne.

After the herald proclaimed the monarch’s ‘gospel message’ to the people, the people were responsible to understand, share, and obey the gospel message.

“Just as the Roman emperor’s messengers traveled to the territories in which he was enthroned as lord to bring the good news of his accession to the throne, so the apostles (messengers) of Christ were sent out to herald the good news that Jesus was now the enthroned Lord of the world.” (Insurgence, pg 315)

Our Responsibility is to Decide

“The kingdom makes one fundamental demand: the demand for decision…the basic meaning of repentance is to turn around, to reverse the course of life, to change the whole direction of action, to turn and embrace in decision the kingdom of God…God’s Kingdom makes one demand: Repent! Turn! Decide! Receive the Kingdom, for as you receive it, you receive its life, you receive its blessing, you receive the destiny reserved for those who embrace it.” (George E Ladd, The Gospel of the Kingdom, Eerdmans, 1959, pg 96-97)

The Gospel of the Kingdom defined

Before His Public Ministry Began, Jesus Overpowered the Devil

What is the gospel of the kingdom of God? From the very beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry in Galilee, the gospel of the kingdom of God is the good news that Jesus already defeated the Devil.Freedom

For 4000 years since Adam’s fall, the Devil used sin to hold mankind in bondage. But, Jesus was sinless, and he subdued the Devil, overpowering him and plundering his kingdom however He willed.

This good news isn’t only about personal salvation. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news that a man, Jesus, overpowered the Devil, his spiritual kingdom, and the effects of sin on mankind. As a result, Jesus is the King we should follow. All who follow Him are freed from the Devil’s authority.

This is the message He preached as He challenged the Jews to turn from the world and its sinful ways and believe in Him and His message.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

The gospel of the kingdom of God is the challenge for every person to:

  1. Reject sin and the Devil’s world system
  2. Be born-again by God’s Spirit through faith in Jesus as your King
  3. Follow God’s Spirit continuously in living fellowship and obedience within Jesus’ kingdom

Water baptism is our outward confession of these inward realities.

Are You the Prophet We’re Expecting?

At the beginning of His ministry, long before the cross, Jesus told them,

“This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29)

Believe in the one God has sent?  To us 21st-century Gentiles, this phrase “the one God has sent” isn’t very meaningful. But, to the Jews, this phrase was loaded with meaning! For hundreds of years, the Jews had been expecting God to send a prophet like Moses, a Messiah to Israel, whom they were supposed to listen to and obey. Here’s the passage:

Moses said, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. (Deuteronomy 18:15)

When the Jews wanted to know who John the Baptist claimed to be, the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?” “No,” he replied. “Are you the Prophet we are expecting?” “No.”

So, when Jesus said, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent,” Jesus was plainly claiming to be ‘the prophet’ that Moses promised would come, the Messiah, the same one the Jews were expecting.  The Jews were supposed to listen to Him, learn from Him, and obey Him.

Jesus is the King of the Kingdom of God. The Devil is the king of the nations of the earth.

The Power of the Kingdom of God

Both John and Jesus proclaimed, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.”

From the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus demonstrated the superiority of His kingdom by overpowering the Devil, his kingdom, and the effects of sin on Jesus’ hearers.

Jesus said, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder.” (Luke 11:21)

The gospel of the kingdom of God was usually accompanied by healings and various miracles. Every healing and miracle was a ‘power encounter,’  demonstrating and attesting to the superiority of Jesus’ rank and power over the Devil, sin, and creation itself.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Jesus, the Son of God became a man, a descendant of Eve. He is the seed of the woman who crushed the serpent’s head. (Genesis 3:15)
  2. Although Jesus was tempted in every way possible, Jesus defeated the Devil by living a completely sinless life.  (Hebrews 4:15)
  3. Because He was righteous and holy, He walked in the power and dominion over creation that God originally delegated to Adam in Genesis 1:28. Jesus only did what He ‘saw’ His Father doing. (John 5:19) So, Adam’s authority, used according to the Father’s will, is how Jesus healed people, raised the dead, multiplied loaves and fishes, and walked on water as a mortal man.
  4. Today, we are all sinners, but through repentance and faith in Jesus, we can experience the miraculous regeneration of our Spirit. (Titus 3:5) We’re begotten-again by God. (1 Peter 1:3) Jesus’ disciples are literally delivered from the Devil’s domain of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the Son of God. (Colossians 1:13)
  5. Today, God’s Spirit dwells inside every disciple. (1 Corinthians 3:16) As Spirit-led disciples of Jesus and members of His Body, we can now use His authority, which is greater than Adam’s, to implement God’s will on the earth. This is why Jesus promised His disciples,

“Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

Greater Works Shall You Do

Jesus taught us to pray,

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)

We are to advance God’s kingdom and God’s will on the earth, exactly as Jesus did, through righteousness, prayer, hearing the Spirit’s leading, and exercising authority over the Devil, sin, and creation.

Our Righteousness Through Faith

By our own holiness, we can never be clean enough to stand in God’s holy presence. No matter how good you become, your guilty conscience will always condemn you for sins you committed. The ‘consciousness of sin’ (shame) kills faith.

Here’s how God solved this dilemma. Rather than believing you are good enough to stand in God’s presence, which is impossible, God enables us to clothe ourselves in Jesus’ righteousness, by faith. Clothed with His righteousness, we can confidently stand in God’s presence. (Hebrews 10:22)

In response to our faith in Jesus, His righteousness is given to us by God’s grace, just like Abraham.

“Abram believed YHWH, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6, Romans 4:9)

Of course, it’s also important to grow daily in sanctification, or practical, daily righteousness. Of the 144,000 end-time saints in Revelation 14:5, God says they are flawless. For more about this, see pg 82 (Be Flawless) in the Overcomers’ Treasure Map.

Our Authority Through Faith

This affirmation is my literal translation of Ephesians 3:20. I carry it in my wallet:

“I am strengthened with dominion and power to do exploits through the infinite power of God who dwells in my inner man. He is empowered to do super-abundantly beyond anything that I can ask or think, according to the empowerment that I energize by faith.”

We all know that God’s power is infinite, but according to the last line in Ephesians 3:20 its application is limited by our faith. So, in addition to being clothed in Jesus’ righteousness, how do we get faith to activate God’s power? Here’s the secret:

“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the rhema (the spoken word) of Messiah.”  (Romans 10:17)

During His earthly ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit. He waited until He heard the rhema, the voice of His Father, then Jesus performed whatever (and only what) His Father wanted Him to do. In the same way, when you hear Jesus’s rhema, you can ‘stand in faith’ to do ‘greater works.’

Our Authority, God’s Power

A policeman directing traffic can raise his hand and a huge cargo truck will stop at his command.  The policeman doesn’t have the physical power to make the driver stop his truck, but he has authority, which is backed by the government’s power, so the driver obeys.

Jesus’ disciples are all members of His body. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Likewise, we have no supernatural power to heal or perform miracles. But, as members of His body, we have the authority of the King of kings. When we’re doing His will creation must obey, because our authority is backed by God’s omnipotent power.

In praying, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” we need to cooperate with God.

  • He waits for His disciples on earth to listen to His rhema and exercise their authority in faith.
  • Then, Almighty God uses our authority and His power to fulfill His will on the earth.

Conclusion

Our responsibility is to decide. Once we’ve heard the proclamation of the king’s message, we’re required to accept it or reject it. We must choose.

The Consequence of Obedience to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Those who repent and submit to Result of Obedience to the Gospel of the Kingdom of GodJesus as their King and Savior will enjoy the blessings of obedience found in Deuteronomy 28.

The Consequence of Rebellion Against God’s Kingdom

Consequence of Rebellion Against God’s KingdomBut sadly, everyone who hears the gospel of God’s kingdom and chooses to reject Jesus as their King will suffer curses for disobedience found in Deuteronomy 28.

What is the kingdom of God? | Spiritual Kingdom Theories

God’s Kingdom

Jesus taught us not to worry about the things of this life. Instead, and above all else, we are to seek the Father’s kingdom and His righteousness in our life.  (Matthew 6:24-34)

This post will answer 3 questions:

  1. WHAT is God’s Kingdom?
  2. WHERE is God’s Kingdom?
  3. WHEN is God’s Kingdom?

WHAT is God’s Kingdom?

The Everlasting Spiritual Kingdom

Everlasting Spiritual Kingdom of God

God’s kingdom is an everlasting, spiritual kingdom that flesh and blood cannot enter. You must be spiritually born-again, through humility, repentance, and believing faith to see it and enter into it.

Here are a few Bible verses that support these statements:

“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11)

“My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from this world.” (John 18:36)

Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. (1 Corinthians 15:50)

The first Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. (1 Corinthians 15:45-48)

Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:3-8)

The Righteous Kingdom

Of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.” (Hebrews 1:8)

The righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. (Matthew 13:43)

Reign in Life, Not Physical Force

Those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)

Kingdom Blessings and Curses

Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

Deuteronomy chapter 28 lists the covenantal blessings and curses between God and Israel. These same blessings and curses apply to disciples under the New (Renewed) Covenant today.

Blessings for Obedience

Blessings for Obedience to GodFor those who fully obey God, He promises to ‘set them high above all the nations of the world.’ In addition, He promised they’d experience all these blessings for their obedience.

  • Your towns and your fields will be blessed.
  • Your children and your crops will be blessed.
  • The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed.
  • Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed.
  • Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.
  • The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

Curses for Disobedience

Curses for Disobedience to God

However, for those who refuse to obey God, He said all these curses  would overwhelm them:

  • Your towns and your fields will be cursed.
  • Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be cursed.
  • Your children and your crops will be cursed.
  • The offspring of your herds and flocks will be cursed.
  • Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be cursed.
  • The Lord will send you curses, confusion, and frustration in everything you do.
  • The Lord will strike you with diseases, scorching heat and drought, and with blight and mildew.
  • These disasters will befall you until you die.

WHERE is God’s Kingdom?

Until Jesus’ physical return to earth at the Battle of Armageddon, God’s kingdom is spiritual, not physical. It’s worldwide, in every person who is being led by God’s Spirit.

Jesus has disciples in every tribe and language and people and nation. (Revelation 5:9)

“All who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Luke 17:20-21)

Therefore,  today the kingdom of God isn’t seen in buildings, flags, uniforms, or borders. Instead, it’s evidenced in the righteous lives and the actions of people following Jesus through the Holy Spirit’s voice within them.

WHEN is God’s Kingdom?

Starting after Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, God’s kingdom is coming to earth in four stages, with each stage being a greater revelation of God’s kingdom than the last.

1. In 27 A.D. Jesus Proclaimed ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand’ to Israel

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)

“And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.” (Matthew 4:23)

Jesus Proclaimed the Kingdom of God Only to Israel

Jesus, the sinless ‘last Adam,’ proclaimed the good news that the Kingdom of God was arriving, through Him, to the people of Israel.

Before the New Covenant began (Luke 22:20) the Mosaic Covenant between God and Israel still applied. As a result, Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)

At this time, all the other nations were still under the delegated authority of the archons–70 spiritual principalities God appointed as authorities over the 70 nations after the Tower of Babel. This event is explained in The Overcomers’ Treasure Map.

If the Jews in Jesus’ day would’ve repented and followed Jesus, they could have been born-again as citizens of God’s kingdom, with Jerusalem as His capital city. They’d enjoy all the blessings of Deuteronomy 28, and history of mankind would’ve been rewritten.

Israel Rejects the King

But, alas, the Jewish leaders Cross of Christrejected Jesus. As a result, their nation was invaded, their temple destroyed, and their people scattered to the wind for 1878 years, from 70AD to 1948. Instead of the blessings of Deuteronomy 28, they received the curses. Here are Jesus’ words:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate. For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD!” (Matthew 23:37-39)

“Therefore, I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.” Matthew 21:43)

2. From 28 A.D. to Today: The Kingdom of God Came with Spiritual Power

Before His crucifixion, Jesus proclaimed God’s kingdom only within Israel.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world

At the end of His earthly ministry, however, as “the Son of Man’ Jesus established the ‘New Covenant’ between God and all of mankind, in His own blood, when He was crucified as the Passover ‘Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’ (John:29).

Jesus is Crowned with Glory and Honor

Three days later, His body was resurrected and Jesus became the first immortal, incorruptible, glorified, heavenly man. As a result of His crucifixion, Jesus’ kingly authority now extends everywhere in heaven and on earth, including all nations.

At present, we do not see everything subject to him, but we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:9)

The Kingdom of God Proclaimed to All Nations

After His resurrection, but before Pentecost 50 days later, Jesus commissioned His disciples, saying,

All Authority in Heaven and EarthAll authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Satan and All Principalities Stripped of Their Authority

Because Jesus lived a perfect and sinless human life, and then became the atoning sacrifice for the world’s sins, Jesus stripped Satan of all earthly authority that he stole from the first Adam.

And having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly — having triumphed over them in it. (Colossians 2:15)

Also, as a resurrected and glorified man, Jesus can never again be tempted to sin, so His position as the Lord of everything in the spiritual and material universe is forever secure.

On the Day of Pentecost, in Jerusalem, God poured the Holy Spirit into 120 disciples from many nations. They carried the good news of God’s kingdom back to their nations, empowered by the Spirit of God.

Later, the Apostle Paul would teach and proclaim the Kingdom of God to the nations as God’s ‘apostle to the Gentiles.’

Jesus is now seated at God’s right hand, waiting for all His enemies to be made His footstool. This will be accomplished as a result of the ‘culmination of the gospel in this age’ (see #3 below).

The Current State of God’s Earthly Kingdom

In 28A.D., Jesus’ last earthly command to His disciples was to use His authority to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” (Acts 14:22, 19:8, 20:25, 28:23, 28:31)

Today, after almost 2000 years, God’s kingdom on earth appears to be in shambles. All the nations live in rebellion to God, and the worldwide Church is wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:17)

For Almost 2000 Years, the Nations Reject the King

While Christian believers and disciples exist in every nation, all the nations reject Jesus’ lordship over them. Even Israel and the USA walk in rebellion toward God. For example, they actively promote the sins of Sodom, kill unborn children, and forbid the name of the King of kings (Jesus or Yeshua) to be honored in the public arena.

The Great Apostasy

“Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless One world religion - Apostasy of the End Times‘the apostasy’ comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

‘The Apostasy’ is also called ‘the great falling away’, referring to the sinful, powerless, unbelieving state of the visible Church in the end-time.  The Apostasy is happening now, but not for much longer.

Weeds in God’s Kingdom

In Matthew 13 Jesus told the Parable of the Tares, or weeds, which the Devil maliciously plants in God’s kingdom.  The weeds are children of the devil.  At the end of the age, God will send His angels to gather these weeds out of His kingdom and burn them with fire.

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.”

3. Between Now and Armageddon: The Culmination of the Gospel in this Age

After the weeds are removed from the Church, probably through persecution, the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.”

Glorified saint

Romans 8:19 says “The anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the manifestation (unveiling) of the sons of God.” This will be the most glorious event since 120 disciples received the Spirit at Pentecost in 28AD.

This ‘manifestation of the sons of God’ is the Culmination of the Gospel of the Kingdom in this age.

For a more in-depth teaching about the manifestation of the sons of God, read Arise, Shine!

The Great End-time Harvest

When the glory of God is unveiled in the mature sons of God (‘sons’ includes female disciples) and the glory of God visibly radiates from them, multitudes will see God’s glory and billions of people from all nations, including kings, will seek them to learn the way of the Lord.

For more details about this, read Arise, Shine!

4. At Armageddon: The Kingdom of God Coming In Authority

“Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.” (Revelation 12:10)

While God’s kingdom on earth appears to be in shambles today, that’s because He hasn’t yet started His end-time offensive to defeat His enemies and take control of the nations and the earth. (For background on God’s enemies, their conflict, and God’s eternal purpose and plan, read The Overcomers’ Treasure Map.)

Just as Israel was judged in 70A.D. for rejecting the King, so the nations will be judged for following Satan and rejecting Jesus as their King.

In the next few years, every nation on The Coming Great Tribulationearth will be thrown into great tribulation. The whole earth will convulse with economic collapse, wars, famines, genocides, natural catastrophes, etc. These are the birth pangs that will result in the Kingdom of God on earth.

Just as in human childbirth, once the birth pangs of the new age begin there will be no turning back until His saints are glorified, Satan is cast down to earth, the nations are subdued, and God’s kingdom is established from Jerusalem over the entire earth.

Birth pangs of the new age are beginning of the end of the worldTEOTWAWKI: The End of the World As We Know It

The birth pangs of the new age are beginning.

For more details about prophetic end-time events, go to the TEOTWAWKI page.

For a proposed schedule of end-time events, read When Will End-time Events Occur?

World War III Sparks Future Battle Predictions | Economic Warfare

 

WW3 has already Started

American military planners usually fall into the trap of preparing to fight the next war using the same weapons and tactics as the last war.  But, inevitably, the weapons and tactics of the next war are always different.

So it will be in our future… WW3 won’t be like WW2, Korea, Vietnam, or Iraq/Afghanistan.  To prevent catastrophic, mutual destruction, countries will try to avoid using their arsenals of nuclear and biological weapons. In fact, they’d prefer to defeat their enemy without using ships, planes, guns, and bombs at all.

Economic Warfare

Through sanctions and tariffs, the USA is now waging economic warfare against Turkey, Iran, China, Russia, Venezuela, N Korea, and others. Every one of these countries’ economies is hurting as a result, while the American economy seems to be improving. This economic warfare is the start of WW3.

For example, here’s a graphic (from a video) showing the disaster that’s now happening in the Turkish lira.

Graph showing the shocking state of turkey's economy after currency meltdown

American Provocation

For some mysterious, suicidal reason, the US seems to be trying to actively provoke other countries to retaliate against the US, just as Roosevelt used sanctions against Japan in 1941, resulting in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

Expect Retaliation

Within the last week, top leaders of Russia, China, Turkey, and Iran have all warned that, unless America stops these economic attacks, the US should expect to suffer dire consequences.

In the 2002 edition of Unrestricted Warfare, China’s Plan to Destroy America, Chinese Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui wrote that

“war with the USA was inevitable”

and

“American military’s obsession with high-tech precision weapons, so well deployed during the Gulf War, has deluded American military planners into a false sense of superiority.”

Just as the Nazi army easily bypassed France’s concrete ‘Maginot line’ of fortifications to defeat France, America’s adversaries will bypass the high-tech US military. For decades, Chinese (and Russian, Iranian, etc.) military planners have strategized to defeat and neutralize the USA using weapons and tactics the Americans aren’t expecting or ready for, including:

  • Cyber attacks
  • Media warfare
  • Economic actions to destroy the dollar, credit, etc.
  • Racial, political, and economic strife leading to civil unrest
  • Electric grid shutdowns
  • Water reservoir pollution
  • Destruction of moral standards and the rule of law
  • Degrade the populace through marijuana, opioids, etc.
  • Psychological warfare
  • Weather modification warfare
  • Cause natural disasters to occur
  • International law warfare

Babylon Destroyed

WW3 has started. The weapons and tactics listed above will escalate until nukes destroy cities. Before the rise of the Antichrist, Babylon will be destroyed in 1 hour.  (See #2 in the Sequence of End-time Events.)

What to Do?

We can’t prevent WW3, but we can try to prepare ourselves. Here’s what I suggest for everyone to do now:

  1. Get right with God.  The birth of a new age is imminent and the birthing process will be a time of tribulation for everyone. God’s kingdom is displacing Satan’s kingdom; smart people will join the winning side now.
  2. Be prepared with emergency food, water, resources, and skills. This is wise, even for normal power outages, storms, etc.
  3. Be flexible to react according to the situation. We don’t know exactly how (or how quickly) WW3 will unfold, so we need to be watchful and flexible to react accordingly.