Trumpet ushering in the Apocalypse
A few days ago in WEIRD Science: priming for the Apocalypse I posted a few articles on the science of the end-times and how it might bring about the last battle a lot of unbalanced people apparently long for.
In a recent article, Jerusalem Is About to Be Cut in Half, at trumpet.com, editor Gerald Flurry gets positively excited about the prospect of Final War. He writes:
You need to watch Jerusalem as never before. We are going to see half of that city fall very soon. It could happen this year—2006!If you were thinking some of the stuff I post is a bit "over the top," all I can say is: Well, some of the people out there in the world are. I just report on their doings.
Zechariah 14 contains an end-time prophecy about half of Jerusalem falling to the enemy. When half of Jerusalem falls, it starts a chain reaction of events—an avalanche of crises—that leads directly to Jesus Christ’s Second Coming!
If we don’t have our focus on that Second Coming, we will be shaken by the many severe catastrophes. That means we will become victims—not protected by God. However, God promises to protect those who remain faithful and are found doing His work. Shortly after that, these loyal servants will be made rulers over the universe (Matthew 24:44-47). That is more than just a fringe benefit!
Did you know that much of the world is even now discussing how the Jews must give up East Jerusalem to the Palestinians? The United Nations, America, Europe, the Palestinians and even the Middle East Jews themselves are discussing how they must surrender East Jerusalem!
What does that mean? It means that the prophecy in Zechariah is now in the early stages of being fulfilled, even though the world doesn’t know it!
And Zechariah 14 is only the first stage of Jerusalem’s total destruction.
As Jerusalem falls, America and Britain will collapse at the same time (Hosea 5:5)—unless they repent. (This is thoroughly explained in our free booklet on Hosea.) In these modern times, the Jews are called Israel. But they are only one of 13 biblical nations of Israel today. Three of them will fall together in the Great Tribulation: America, Britain and the Middle East Jews (biblical Judah—Jew is a just a shortened version of Judah). Jerusalem was the ancient capital of all Israel. So much of the time when Jerusalem is mentioned in prophecy it represents the three nations just discussed. This city is a type of the nations of Israel today—but primarily those three powerful nations in this end time.
Jerusalem is like the thermometer in those three nations today. God will punish these nations in the Great Tribulation. Then comes the Day of the Lord and Christ’s Second Coming. Events are now unfolding in Jerusalem that lead step by step to the return of Christ.
So watch Jerusalem!
What electrifying and exciting times we live in!
Kufitip for article: qrswave.