The popular view that a great tribulation will come during the “time of the end” began with studies in the Book of Daniel by a 16th Century (1591) Jesuit priest by the name of Ribera. He based his conclusion on the prophecies in Daniel 9 and 12 that contain time frames of weeks and days. This is the same Jesuit priest who also fabricated the “Rapture” theory. The works of this Jesuit has shamefully swayed many influential Protestant clergy, the results of which have been spurious doctrines passed down for many generations to unsuspecting churchgoers. (For more on the involvement of the Catholic Church and the Jesuit order see this author’s work, The Whore and Beast of End Time Prophecy, and The Vatican-Mecca Connection, both found on the web @ http://whoreandbeastofendtimeprophecy.blogspot.com/
Many of those who have studied the end-time scenario have injected the Illuminati, Zionists, International Bankers, European Union, Roman Catholic Church, Black Pope, Jesuit Order, and others as the main movers-and-shakers in fulfilling the biblical prophecies we have considered in this study. Although some or all of these entities will most likely have some part to play in the earth’s winding up scene, and prophecy may touch upon them here or there in some way, it is still the Islamic religion, grouped together as an “Empire,” that fulfill the prophecies at hand. And that Empire encompasses the landmass of the Middle East as illustrated on the (map above).
So it appears that, like those waiting for the pre-trib rapture, many are waiting and expecting a 7 year tribulation period divided up into two 3 ½ year periods. Instead of taking biblical prophecy in natural, historical, lineal perspective, they have taken the prophetic 1260, 1290, 1335 days; 42 weeks; time, times, and half a time; abomination of desolation, etc., and projected those events forward by leaping over history and placing them at the end times just before our Savior’s glorious coming. But as we have studied, such prophecies have already been fulfilled, which means that many are waiting, like the rapturists, for something that apparently isn’t going to occur.
However, the Lord has given us warning and signs of the coming seasons of the end times which He wants us to be aware of. Jesus said, “... O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” (Matt. 16:3.) If we knew when things were going to happen, we wouldn’t need faith, but would most likely delay our repentance and preparation until it was too late.
Even though much prophecy has already been fulfilled, there are still many events to occur and much to be accomplished, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
SOME CURRENT NEWS FROM ALAN CARUBA
(Alan Caruba has a daily blog called Warning Signs, and is featured in various newspapers around the world. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
In an article entitled, “All Wars Must End Sometime,” by Alan Caruba, taken from the Canadian Free Press dated Tuesday, August 31, 2010, we have this excerpt:
“Special access granted to The Islamic Society of North America
“Unknown to Americans was another White House event earlier on Tuesday, August 31st. The Islamic Society of North America had announced it in its August 27 newsletter. Long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the ISNA was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial.
“The Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations organized leaders of twenty national Muslim groups to attend ‘a special workshop’ presented by the White House and U.S. government agencies (Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, etc) in order to provide these groups ‘special access’ that would ‘cut through red tape’ to facilitate federal funding.
“Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leaders. Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.’
“Founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood is a global Islamist political movement dedicated to imposing Sharia law on all nations and institutions. Their credo is ‘Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leaders. Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.’
“So, while the President marked the end of the combat mission in Iraq, it is folly to think that the Islamists have anything else in mind than total victory over the West.
“After 9/11 George W. Bush did not send troops to Afghanistan and later to Iraq in order to ensure that Muslim groups in America could receive special attention to secure federal funds, but the White House of Barack Obama was tending to this while the President was putting the finishing touches on his speech announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq that evening.
“It makes you wonder what Obama’s priorities really are. It makes you wonder if you can trust anything he says.” (End Quote)
Islam begins its New Jihad!
This so-called “holy war” is and “un-holy” war,
and it is being waged at this very moment against all who are not of Islam.
It is NOT a war of bullets and bombs,
but a spiritual war with Lucifer at its head.
It is time for all to rub the sleepiness from their eyes and start waking up.
Start doing something about it and get involved.
Desiring “not to offend,” and only be “politically correct,”
is no excuse for losing your head.
The so-called War on Terror is NOT the answer!
But a broken-hearted return to Christ IS.
NOTE: It is noted that prophecies relating to the last days, end time events, could have many interpretations — all of which appear to be correct. The Lord has a way of layering His prophecies, meaning that their could be many levels of correct interpretation to the same prophecy. So any timeline implication in the work just presented could be taken as a possible true interpretation, but should not to be taken as being conclusive. Other plausible interpretations can be found on the web and in some of my works, such as, The Whore and Beast of End Time Prophecy and Daniel’s Timeline.