Predictions, Prophecies, and Warnings
END OF AN AGE
|355. Thomas asked the Lord, When shall the time of the Anti-Christ come? Jesus answered him, It would be well if it could come in a few days.(63) 356. But before that happens, you must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation; for they will lay hands on you and persecute you.(38) 357. Therefore, be on your guard, for they will hand you over to local tribunals and have you flogged in the synagogues. Because of me, you will stand before governors and kings to be a witness unto them. 458. But whenever you are brought up on trial, do not worry about what to say, because it will be given to you; for it will not be you that speaks, but the Holy Spirit. 359. Brother will betray brother unto death. Fathers will deliver up|
their children. Even children will turn against their parents and have them put to death.(39) 360. You will be hated by all men on my account, yet, not one hair of your heads will perish. (38)
THE ABOMINATION THAT WILL DESOLATE JERUSALEM
361. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the day of the Son of Man. 362. The people were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving [their daughters] in marriage, right up to the day that Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and
destroyed them. 363. And just as it was in Lot’s day, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting and building. 364. But the day that Lot departed from Sodom, fire and sulfur poured from heaven and destroyed all of them. 365. So shall it be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.(38)
366. When that day arrives, do not let him who is on the roof go down into his house to get his goods. 367. And let not those who are in the fields go back to get anything. 368. Remember Lot's wife! 369. For he who tries to save his life, will lose it;
and he that will lose his life shall save it. (38) 370. So, when you see the Abomination that causes Destruction, standing where it does not belong,(39) in the Holy Place, which Daniel, the prophet spoke of, then understand.(41) 371. And when you see
Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that its destruction is near.(38) 372. Then, let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains.(41) 373. Since, in those days, it will be
terrible for expectant women and nursing mothers, 374. pray that your flight [from the city] does not come in the winter or on the Sabbath. 375. For there will be great distress, unlike anything from the beginning of the world to this day; and it will not be
equaled again. 376. And if those days were not cut short, no one would live; but for the Elect’s sake, those days will be shortened.(41) 377. There will be great distress in this land and [God’s] wrath upon this people. 378. They shall fall by the edge of the
sword and be carried away as captives to other countries. 379. and Jerusalem will be trampled under the feet of the Gentiles, until the Times of the Gentiles is fulfilled. 380. After the distress of those days, there will be Signs in the Sun, the Moon and the Stars, for
‘the Sun will be darkened,
and the Moon will not give
its light; The Stars will fall
from the sky, and the heavenly
bodies will be shaken’ (41)
381. On earth, nations will be in distress, and there will be perplexity because of the roaring and tossing of the sea. 382. Men’s hearts will fail them when they see the things happening on the earth.(41) But,
these are only birth pains.(39) 383. Then the Sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky and all the nations of the earth will mourn.(38) 384. Then shall they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds (38, 41) of the the sky,(38) with power and great glory.
385. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet,(41) which will be heard by believers and non-believers alike,(3) and they shall gather his elect from the four corners, from one end of the heaven to the other. 386. That is how it will be at the
Coming of the Son of Man. 387. Two men will be in a field, one will be taken and one left;(41) Two people will be in a bed - one will be taken and the other left. 388. Two women will be grinding meal - one will be taken and the other left. 389. They asked him, Where Lord? He answered, Where the dead carcass is, there will the eagles gather.(38)
PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
390. Now, learn a lesson from the fig tree; When you see its leaves are beginning to sprout, you know that summer is near. 391. Likewise, when you see all these things happening, you will know that it
is near, even at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until these things transpire.(41) 392. When you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near.(38) 393. Heaven and earth will pass away, but
my words will not pass away. 394. Therefore, Watch, do not let your hearts be over-taxed because of drunkenness and the cares of this life, otherwise, that day will come upon you unexpectedly, like a snare. 395. For it will certainly
come upon all those who live on the face of the earth. 396. Watch and pray that you may be accounted worthy to escape these things that are about to happen and to stand before the
Son of Man.(27 397. Therefore, when you see these things beginning to happen, lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.(41)
WHEN WILL THE NEW WORLD COME?
398. The disciples asked him, When will the repose of the Dead come? and When will the New World begin? He said to them, What you are looking forward to has already come but you have not recognized it.(62) 399. On an earlier occasion,
some Pharisees had asked him when the Kingdom of God would come. He told them, The Kingdom of God does not come visibly, 400. nor will people say, Here it is or There it is, for the Kingdom of God is among you.(38)
SIGNS BEFORE THE ELECT ARE TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD
|401. But, learn from me the Signs which shale come to pass at the End of the World, before my elect are taken out of the world. Listen to me, for I AM the Son of God.(63) 402. I will tell you freely what will come upon men; things which even the Princes (Archons) of the Angels do not know about, because it is hidden from them.(63) 403. For there shall be great Signs and Wonders in those days when the Antichrist draws near, 404. which will be for Signs to those who live on the earth in those|
days; for pain like a woman in travail, shall come upon them.(63) 405. In those days, there will be great communications between the rulers of the earth - one king sharing with other king.(63) Wealth will be taken from some and given to others.(3)
406. And woe to those who build, for they will not inhabit. Woe to those who break ground, for they shall not reap. 407. Woe to those who marry, for their children shall inherit famine and want. Woe to
those who buy house after house and acquire field after field, for they shall be burned. 408. Woe to those who do not look after their souls while there is time, for they shall be condemned forever.(63)
WAR AND REVOLUTIONS
409. Before that day comes, said Jesus (9) you will hear of wars and revolutions in various countries;(39) and men being lead into captivity, all over the world.(63) 410. One war will follow
another,(5) and the wars will be so cruel and pitiless, that fathers will kill their own sons, and sons will kill their fathers, because of the divisions among the people.(9) 411. But do not be afraid, these things must first come to pass, but this is not
the End.(39) 412. For Ethnic groups will rise against other Ethnic groups and Kingdom against Kingdom.(39) Many will perish by the sword.(63) 413. Whole cities will be destroyed (9) and people perishing, in their overthrow.(3)
Continual famine will come because of the lack of rain,(3) and the country-side will become like a desert.(9) 414. The mortality will be so great, that whole families will be carried forth on the same bier.(3) And because the dead will lay unburied, there shall be great epidemics, which will bring death, and they shall be left as food for wild animals.(9, 39 & 62)
EARTHQUAKES & SIGNS FROM HEAVEN
415. There will be great earthquakes and famines in different countries, and great fearful Signs from heaven,(39) and great snow and ice.(63) 416. Those who are left alive on earth will treasure bread as though it were gold, because of its scarcity, and
they will be reduced to eating unclean things. 417. In that day, few will be heard to cry, ‘I have sinned, have mercy upon me, O Lord’. Rather, with their voices, they shall blaspheme Him, who is forever glorious and blessed.(9)
WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING TO YOUR ELECT WHILE THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING?
418. They asked him, What will be happening to your elect, while these things are happening?(3) 419. He answered them, Many will profess my name in those days but they will follow evil, false teachings, for the teaching in
those days will be unprofitable, producing confusion. 420. It must needs be that those who strive after self-glory introduce other doctrines, so that the good and the evil may become manifest. 421. Admiration for men’s
personalities will bring many into subjection to their pride and their wealth. Since they will strive for their own advancement, they shall teach that which is unprofitable and turn many believers away from the Commandments,
thereby depriving them of Eternal Life. 422. The believers will begin to find fault with one another, but will respect the person of the worst sinners and the world will continue to hate those who reprove them. 423. Those who speak the Truth will live in poverty and endure
many insults, because they will reprove them, but they shall be greatly rewarded by my Father. Those who hate them, will band together in cabals and spread lies against them.(3) 424. Because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the many will grow cold, 425. but he that remains firm unto the End will be saved.(41)
WILL THE ELECT PERISH BECAUSE OF THE FAMINES AND PLAGUES?
426. The disciples asked him, How will your elect be known? Will their departure from this world be through these plagues and will they endure the afflictions that are coming upon the wicked? 427. He answered, No, some of them
will, but it will only serve to test the faith of those who believe in me and my Commandment. 428. Those who escape those things will be persecuted and locked up by the non-believers, but those who perfect praise to
the Father will live Eternally, in the Resting Places of the Father.(3) 429. And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached throughout the entire world, for a testimony to all nations, then
the End will come! 430. But, as for the day and the hour, no one knows, not even the angels in Heaven, but only my Father.(30) 431. Before the end of the World, there will be fifteen Signs that appear over a period of Seven Days.(9, 63)
SIGNS IN THE SUN AND THE MOON & THE SEAS OVER- FLOWING
432. On the first day, at the third hour of the day, a great mighty voice [thunder] will resound throughout the world, in the firmament of heaven. 433. A bloody cloud will come down from the North and be accompanied by thunder
and mighty lightning. It will cover the entire sky.(63) 434. The Sun will run its course, but its light will be diminished and become black like sackcloth. It shall be heard to emit groans
like a father who mourns over a son near death.(9) 435. The Moon shall be turned the color of blood (9) and blood shall rain upon the earth,(63) like dew.(9)
436. On the second day, there will be a great voice [thunder] in the firmament of heaven and the earth will leave its course and change its axis.(63) 437. There will be a continuous rolling over,(3) so the the Sun and the Moon and the stars will appear to be fighting each other, as though they were enemies.(9)
439. The seas will roar and leave their beds and shall rise like a solid wall, three hundred feet high. When they fall, they will sink down so low, as to disappear.(9) Woe to those living in low countries and along the coasts.(3) 440. And
the gates of heaven will be opened in the firmament, in the East, and the smoke of great fires shall cover the sky until evening. And great fear and terror shall seize the world.(63)
441. On the third day, about the third hour, a great voice [thunder] will sound in heaven, and the openings and apertures of the earth shall roar all over the world. 442. The firmament of heaven will be opened and the air will be filled
with pillars of smoke. And the evil smell of sulfur and brimstone shall arise.(63) 443. Plants and vegetation will weep blood.(9) And men will say to each other, ‘I think the time for us to perish has come.’(63)
|444. On the fourth day, at the first hour, there shall be a great roar, from the land of the East.(63) All the birds of the air shall be gathered together and moan.(9) 445. The whole earth shall be shaken by a mighty earthquake, as the abyss melts.(63) 446. A third of the mountains will split and burn. Much of the earth shall become a plain.(9)|
|447. Great hail-stones shall fall and kill so many that it will seem that only a tenth of the living will escape,(9) and all the buildings on earth shall collapse, because of the force of that earthquake.(63) 448. And there will be horrible thunder and lightning.(9) The rivers will run backwards and be filled with blood, instead of water.(63)|
449. On the fifth day, at the sixth hour, another tremendous thunder will resound in heaven and the powers of heaven will be shaken,(40) and dissolve.(53) 450. On that day, the ornaments
of heaven shall fall,(63) and the light of the Sun shall disappear and darkness shall cover the world until evening.(63) 451. In that day, all the nations of the world shall behold as it were a mirror,[?] and shall despise the life of this world.(63)452. On the sixth day, at the fourth hour, there shall come a great voice [thunder] from heaven and the sky shall be split from the east to the west,(63) and rolled back.(9) 453. All those who live on earth will behold the angels looking
through the opening of the earth.(63) 454. Men shall flee north and south and east and west,(53) and to the mountains to hide from the faces of the holy angels. 455. They will cry out to the earth, pleading for it to open and
swallow them.(63) 456. Then shall they see me coming from heaven, with the glory of my Father and with the power and honor of the holy angels.(40, 53, 63) 457. Then the fiery fence which surrounds Paradise - for Paradise is ringed by fire - shall be loosed, so that it may fall. It is the fire which shall consume the earth and all the elements.(63)
THE RESURRECTION OF THE ELECT
458. Then shall all the spirits and souls of those in Paradise come forth and shall descend to earth. Everyone of them shall go to his body. 459. Then the Voices of those spirits shall be blended together
into a great shout, which shall be heard all over the world, which shall produce an earthquake.(63) 460. The tops of the mountains shall fly through the air, like birds.(9) Every spirit shall return to its body.
461. Then their bodies shall arise from their sleep, and be changed into the image and likeness and glory of the angels, and clothed with the power of my Father’s image.(63)
THE SEPARATION OF THE NATIONS
462. On the seventh day, at the eighth hour, there will be Voices heard in the four corners of heaven. All the air shall be filled with holy angels, and they shall make war among them all the day long. 463.
And in that day my elect shall be carefully sought out by the holy angels before the destruction of the world. Then all men shall know that the hour of their destruction is near.(63)
464. When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon a throne of heavenly glory. 465. And all nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them one from another, like a shepherd separates the sheep from
the goats. 466. he will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. 467. Then the King will say to those on his right,’Come you blessed ones of my Father, enter into your inheritance - the Kingdom prepared for you before the Foundation
of the world. 468. For when I was hungry, you gave me food; when I was thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was a traveler, you took me in; when I was naked, you clothed me; when I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in prison, you
visited me. 469. Then shall the righteous ones ask him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 470. When did we see you a traveler and take you in, or naked and
clothe you? 471. When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? 472. The King will answer, I tell you the truth, whenever you did it to the very least of my brethren, you did it to me.(41)
473. Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed ones, into the everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels. 474. Because, I was hungry and you did not feed me; I was thirsty
and you gave me nothing to drink; 475. I was a traveler and you did not take me in; I was naked and you would not clothe me; I was sick and in prison but you would not visit me. 476. they will
answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a traveler, or naked or sick or in prison and not help you: 477. He will say to them, I tell you the truth, whenever you would not do it to the
least of these, you did not do it to me. 478. And they shall go away into everlasting punishment, while the righteous will go into Eternal Life.(41)
THE ELECT CARRIED TO HEAVEN IN CHARIOTS OF LIGHT
479. After the seven days have passed, on the eighth day at the sixth hour, there will be a sweet melodious Voice in the heaven coming from the east. 480. And the angel who has power over all the holy angels shall go forth with them, and they shall ride upon chariots of the clouds,
THE FOLLOWING IS A COMMENTARY ON THE PASSAGE
The running quotations of Jesus on the left are excerpted from my book The Complete Gospel of Jesus Christ. The numbers in parenthesis at the end of each quotation represent the source of the quote. At the end of this article, I will provide a listing of these sources for my readers’ benefit.
Dear friends, earlier this year, we produced some articles dealing with the political environment of 1998. In this article we will deal with current
events in the heavens and on earth, that promise to change life as we know it. Please believe me when I tell you that I have always attempted never
to be a ‘sensation-monger’ but the events which are beginning to happen now, are going to be truly ominous. In this article, we will examine
what is likely to happen as we get further in the 23rd Solar Cycle and some other invisible events which are
transpiring in the heavens even as I write this. As I write this article, I will draw on sources provided by geologists, astronomers and archelogists.
To begin, please notice the first question the disciples put to Jesus in verse 349. They are inquiring about the destruction of their Temple and the end of
the Age they were living in, which should not be confused with the End of the World as we know it. A little later, they asked him about the end of the world and he gives them a very precise answer. These are two separate issues.
WILL THE JEWISH TEMPLE EVER BE REBUILT?
It would be well to notice what Jesus tells the disciples in verse 348. During the 3rd Century of our era, the Emperor Julian of Rome
thought that if he could rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, he could make a liar out of Jesus and thus destroy Christianity. Although not many Christians know about
this prophecy, Julian certainly did and began making preparations to rebuild it. He invited many Jews to return to Jerusalem and take part in the
work of clearing away the rubble and the actual construction itself. According to the historian Ammianus Marcellinus (Vol. 23:1-3)
Julian supplied the laborers with all the necessary materials but when they arrived at the site and began the work, fire issued from between the
massive stones and killed many of the workers. On others the sign of the Cross was burned on their chests. These became Christians!
Today, we have many, who do not seem to understand Daniel’s prophecy that the Messiah would put an end to the sacrificial system. They
just cannot wait for the Jews to find the ashes of the last red heifer that was sacrificed, so that they can resume burnt offerings! In essence, they would crucify Christ again and make a mockery of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIANS BEGINS AT JERUSALEM
In verses 356 & 357, Jesus warned his disciples about the harsh persecution which would be directed
against those who believed in him. This terrible persecution actually began about the year 63 A.D. Peter saw the rise of mobs which rose up against
authorities and incited the people to revolt. He wrote, "They are presumptuous, self-willed and unafraid to speak evil of dignitaries." You can read his description of
these events in II Peter chapter 2. Jude described the same events and the leaders of the rabble which seized Jerusalem, calling them
"Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their shame; wandering stars to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Jude 13.
JERUSALEM SURROUNDED WITH ARMIES
In the year 69 A. D. Vespasian marched through Judaea and laid down a wide path of destruction. He arrived at Jerusalem and besieged the
city with his army. No sooner had his army invested the city, than he was asked to return to Rome, because the Senate wanted to make him the new
Caesar. Immediately after he withdrew his army, all the Christians that remained in Jerusalem fled the city and moved to a little place across the Jordan called Pella. The
majority of Christians had already fled the city in the months and years prior to the siege, due to the persecution. After Vespasian became Emperor, he sent his son
Titus back to Jerusalem to finish the work of destruction he had started. Titus arrived at the beginning of Passover, trapping many pilgrims in the
sacred city. His army destroyed the Temple and carried thousands of Jews into slavery. But not one Christian was among them because they had believed the prophecy of Jesus.
THE RETURN OF JESUS IN THE FIRST CENTURY
Several weeks ago, we covered the events (Verses 383-389) surrounding the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus. In that article I quoted
four different prophecies given by Jesus about his return in the lifetime of the Apostles. We saw the ‘snatching away’ of all the Apostles from
various countries, by the Holy Spirit and their being brought to Jerusalem (the dead carcass) to be with Mary before her departure. Jesus
makes it clear that these events would take place in their generation. See my article entitled Part VI, An Open Letter to Jerome, in The Seventh Trumpet.
COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE RULERS OF EARTH
No one in Jesus’ day could have foreseen the revolution in communications which has evolved in the Twentieth Century. And even fewer
would have believed the great transfer of wealth from one country to another, such as we have seen with ‘Lend Lease’,
‘Foreign Aid’. ‘War Reparations and ‘North American Free Trade Agreement’. May these thoughts be a source of blessing to you. I remain, Jeffrey Brackeen
GREED, AVARICE & COVETOUSNESS
Even though so much wealth is being transferred to other countries, there is still enough for the greedy to buy up houses and property, so that they can make a living renting them out. Righteous government should seek ways to permit all its citizens to own their own homes, instead of
promoting monopolies. But the greatest evil mentioned is that men become so busy in material pursuits that they fail to look after their souls while there is time.
When Jesus said that whole cities would be destroyed, (See Verse 413) we begin to think of World War II, which saw Japanese cities obliterated in the blink of an eye.
Throughout history there have been famines but in the later part of this century, we have seen famine after famine in China, India, Ethiopia, Mexico, parts of the United States and other countries.
SOLAR CYCLES AND FLARES
Beginning late in the 18th Century, astronomers began to notice that great bursts of energy on the Sun produced Solar flares. In those days they only seemed to affect the Aurora Borealis, making it light up with beautiful lights.
But as each decade passed they realized that each Cycle lasts approximately eleven years and that the peak of each Cycle brought about climatic
changes on Earth. They watched in terror as they saw each peak becoming more intense than the last one.
We entered the 23rd Solar Cycle in 1996 and will exit it in 2007. It’s peak will come in the years 1999 through 2002. These peaks are
responsible for oceanic conditions such as El Ninio. One part of the earth receives vast amounts of rain, while other parts suffer drought.
This is why we are seeing the rise in frequency and intensity of Hurricanes. And the Worst is yet to come. The most powerful time of the 23rd Cycle will come around March of 2000.
Just a few weeks ago the telecommunications systems of America received a great blow when one of the major communications satellites was
blown off its course by a solar flare up. The destruction which will descend upon earth at the peak of the 23rd Cycle will make the Y2K problem look like a molehill by comparison.
Only months ago, the whole world watched by television, as nine asteroids slammed into the surface of Jupiter. This is living proof that asteroids have struck earth in earlier ages, and no doubt destroyed almost all life on earth.
The truth of verse 422 becomes apparent when we recall the vicious attacks made by Jimmy Swaggart against Jim and Tammy Baker. But he was himself attacked only shortly afterwards by another T.V evangelist.
It has been said that more Christians have been killed in this century than in all previous centuries combined! So, we are still hated.
A DEADLY CLOUD
There have been several prophecies which supposedly came from Mary, the mother of Jesus about this terrible
cloud. It may be some kind of deadly bacteriological substance which will kill men but leave buildings intact. These Catholic prophecies
warn the faithful to remain indoors for three days during the descent of this cloud and cover all windows with non-transparent paper.
THE RETURN OF MARDUK
The clay tablets found by archeologists in Sumer tell a frightening tale. According the people of this early civilization, a planet three
times the size of Earth returns every 3,600 years, traveling clockwise. Its gravity is so great that it causes great destruction on
earth. It’s next visit is projected to be around August 11th, 1999! It’s Babylonian name is Marduk.!
As if to confirm this writing, a Chilean astronomer claims to have seen it approaching earth. Its last visit would have been
in the year 1,600 B.C (when the people of Israel were leaving Egypt. The visit before that would have been 5,200 B.C. about the time of the
tower of Babel. The visit before that would have been in 12,400 B.C. the time of great world-wide Flood, when Atlantis was destroyed. And the visit before that would have been around 16,000 B. C. when the Nephilim were descending to Earth.
The Egyptians told Herodotus that the world has reversed its course of rotation three times. Long ago, it rose in the East and set in the West. Then it
reversed itself, rising in the West and setting in the East. Finally, it changed again and rises today in the east. One of
Egypt’s temples even has a drawing showing the Sun rising in the West and setting in the East!
Nostrodamus may have been thinking of the Planet Marduk when he penned the following prophecy: “In the year of
1999 and Seventh month (July), the great King of Terror will come from the Sky. It will bring to life the King of the Mongols. Before
and after Mars reigns happily.”(C.10, Q72) Depending on whether Nostrodamus was using the Julian or the Gregorian calendar, it could come in July or August, a full months difference!- End of comments.
sailing through the air, beneath the heaven, to deliver the elect that have believed in me. 481. And they will be happy that destruction of this world has come. 482. And the righteous shall be clothed with garments of Eternal Life, out of the cloud of Light which has never been seen in this world - because it
will come down from the highest realm of heaven, even from the power of my Father. 483. And that cloud shall encompass all the souls which have believed in me. 484. When they are so clothed, they shall be carried by the holy angels, as I have told you before, and shall be lifted up into the air on
cloud of light and shall return with me in great rejoicing into heaven, when they shall continue in the Light and honor of my Father. 485. And they shall know great rejoicing in the presence of my Father and before the holy angels.(63)
May God bless you my reader and make us worthy to escape all the things coming upon the earth and to enter into his Presence.- Jeffrey Brackeen