and the Powers of the Heavens
by James Lloyd
An enormous planet, larger than the largest of stellar bodies in our solar system, steadily winds its way in the heavenly circuits as it moves inexorably towards the Earth. This unseen giant, on an elongated orbit that is farther out from the sun than our furthest known planet, is now approaching the innermost part of our system for a close encounter that will have profound effects on all mankind--and it has been here before.
Surprisingly, there are scientists and researchers, both Christian and secular, that believe this to be true. One perspective says that this mysterious visitor will bring about a new age of enlightenment, while another says the event is the harbinger of judgment that will bring about an unprecedented devastation; and it's up to you to determine which view leads to salvation and which leads to the greatest deception in the history of the world.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken."
Those famous words, spoken by Jesus Christ and found in the biblical text that the scholars call the Olivet Discourse, provide some of the most significant clues concerning the last days of Planet Earth.
As the roller coaster ride of human existence careens towards the 21st century AD, the vague outline of prophetic events is steadily coming into focus. Considering the unusual stellar signs & wonders that continue to escalate in scope and frequency, I believe that we are about to encounter the final missing component that is at the heart of what the Apostle Paul called The Mystery Of Iniquity. I'm referring to the cosmological theory that is known as The 12th planet.
A New Age oriented writer named Zechariah Sitchin has developed a virtual blueprint for the great deception of The Antichrist and the mechanism that will bring about his emerging New World Order. In a series of books entitled The Earth Chronicles, Sitchin has produced a compelling case for the existence of another, as yet unseen, planet in OUR solar system. The evidence marshaled by Sitchin is related to earlier research published by writers such as Immanuel Velikovsky, Erich Von Däniken, Donald W. Patten, Samuel Windsor and other prominent planetary catastrophists.
Sitchin has ably demonstrated that ancient cultures had a continuing contact with a race of beings that were, apparently, not fully human. In the modern idiom, we would refer to these beings as extraterrestrials, or ET's. The evidence for this incredible claim is widespread as it permeates ancient societies through millennia old inscriptions, stelae, multi-cultural legends, and even The Bible.
The problem is, Zechariah Sitchin has drawn the wrong conclusion from the data, and in not a few examples, he has distorted the information so that it will support his central thesis--the belief that the Earth has been repeatedly visited by alien personalities in previous eras.
The ancient Sumerian inscriptions found in Babylon form the foundation of the theorum of the 12th planet. These records speak of a race of supermen that dominated the earliest Babylonian culture. The relevant writings are largely historical accounts, written by the Sumerians. that refer to a powerful race of people known as The Annunaki -- which literally means "those who from heaven to Earth came". The scriptural corollary is found in the biblical book of Genesis which also tells the story of a mysterious race of supernaturally empowered beings that are called The Nephilim. The Hebrew term Nephilim means fallen ones."
Like many scholars before him that are operating without the benefit of a scripturally imparted spiritual discernment, Sitchin believes that the Sumerian legends are actually the original accounts, while the parallel versions are found in the Egyptian and Hebrew records; the Hebrew historical accounts being what we would call The Old Testament--specifically the book of Genesis.
A simpler example of this principle of 'mirrored' history is found in the Babylonian story of Utnapishtim. This 4 thousand year old tale is an account of a man (Utnapishtim) who was warned of a great flood that was forth coming on the planet. As a result of this knowledge, Ut-napishtim built a great boat, filled it with his family and a wide - variety of animals, and managed to survive the enormous deluge that occurred 2,500 years before Jesus Christ walked the Earth in human form.
Readers will quickly recognize the legendary flood story of Noah and the ark as outlined in the 6th chapter of Genesis. Indeed, there are variations of the epic in dozens of societies-each with a different name for the flood survivor. There are many cases of pagan legends in parallel with the scriptural accounts.
The great law-giver of the Babylonians was Hammurabi while The Bible tells us his name was Moses. Secular historians tell us Moses borrowed his Old Testament system of law from the Babylonian codes while the scriptures emphatically state that Moses received his instruction directly from God as manifested in the burning bush on Mount Sinai. Likewise, the creation epic in Babylon provides the first couple with ethnic Sumerian-Accadian names that some scholars assert is the original--even as Bible believers recogize the scriptural version of Adam and Eve as the genuine article, & so on.
As Christians, we believe the scriptures are divinely inspired by the God of the Old Testament -- the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the father of Yahshua ha'Mashiach (Jesus Christ), the Saviour of mankind. As such, we see the Genesis account as the original and all the others are simply historical echoes of that magnificent divinely inspired account.
Zechariah Sitchin, and most other chroniclers of antiquity, see the Babylonian version as the original with the Israelites simply cultural imitators. Therefore, they believe the other elements found in the pagan myths that were omitted from the scriptural records.
It's fascinating to realize that even as the secular theorists accept the more fantastic aspects of the pagan accounts, they routinely reject the crucial components of the scriptural - imperatives that deal with the nature of God, and his redemptive program. To put it another way, they are willing to utilize the historical evidence to come to the incredible conclusion that mankind was once in subservience to a race of supermen that arrived here in spaceships from another world, yet they reject the more plausible biblical notion that this race was actually the product of an unholy union of human women and the fallen angels that followed Lucifer in the great rebellion.
It is where the parallel accounts diverge that even biblical believers have missed some crucial information. For example, the Genesis record states that the Nephilim story, found in chapter 6, documents the incredible story of the fallen angels mating with "the daughters of men." In this scripturally sound interpretation, the offspring of this unnatural coupling "became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
The Babylonian/Sumerian version seems to indicate that the Annunaki were a race that came from a distant planet that is called Nebiru. Bear in mind that the two parallel versions both have the devilish Nephilim and the Babylonian Annunaki originating in the heavens. In the Hebraic account, they are "the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation. while the Sitchin/Surnerian version has them "traveling on board a planet that was itself a kind of spaceship....
The Sumerian version, as interreted by Zechariah Sitchin, concludes that Nebiru has an orbit around our sun that is so lengthy that it takes 3,600 of our years to complete one solar year for his theoretical planet. Now before you dismiss this entire subject as just too far out to fathom, please hear me out.
As I have repeatedly stated, I do not believe in visitors from another planet, and I certainly don't subscribe to Dr. Sitchin's scenario; I do, however, recognize that the UFO phenomena is so widespread and all pervasive in global society that it is inconceivable that the alien component will not be a central feature of the final lie of The Antichrist. In short, the devil has put too much effort into this area of deception to not be planning to use it to foist "that man of sin" on an unsuspecting world.
Indeed, you would have to be living in isolated and primitive conditions with no media exposure whatsoever to have escaped the veritable tidal wave of alien oriented cultural preparation. For example, when it comes to television, the Fox Network practically specializes in this subject. On the theatrical front, even as I write this essay, the highest grossing motion picture in history, Independence Day. is sweeping the entire world. The film concerns the uniting of humanity in a new global order to deal with the threat of a hostile extraterrestrial invasion.
There are many other examples such as alleged alien autopsies, feature articles in lurid tabloids, and scientific journals presenting serious conjecture concerning an alien presence. At the root of most of these is the now notorious episode that occurred in Hangar 18--the Roswell incident in 1947. Spawning dozens of books, television programs, and motion pictures, the Roswell episode is the stuff of legends.
Add to this the literally thousands of eyewitness testimonies that have coherently stated that they have had 'close encounters' with something very unusual, and it becomes more and more difficult to uniformly reject the accumulating body of evidence simply on the grounds that this is theologically impossible. A better course of action is to recognize that the Bible has predicted such activities from the very beginning--albeit with a decidedly different slant than that being propagated by the demonized leadership of this world.
The reason I feel this issue is so important in a prophetic sense is the genuine likelihood that we are just about to experience the return of this distant planet to our solar system. Contrary to what the New Age and Gnostic authorities are teaching, this planetary body is not the planet "Nebiru." It does, however, actually exist; and what is more--it has been here before.
A gifted scientist and Christian, Donald W Patten, has developed a parallel theory that shows this ancient visitor, which he has dubbed 'Little Brother,' was the primary mechanism that God originally' used to create the solar system in which we live. Patten, who is known for his previous work in the area of cyclical catastrophism based on an earlier, more erratic orbit of the planet Mars, has written a stunning scientific treatise called The Recent Organization of The Solar System.
The theory of Planet X provides a scripturally acceptable alternative to the secularist Nebular Hypothesis view that has dominated scientific inquiry for hundreds of years. This evolutionist oriented Nebular Hypothesis model states that over billions of years, the sun has ejected portions of its mass that subsequently became the planets in our system. Conversely, and co-author Samuel
Windsor have demonstrated that the evidence indicates the planets were delivered into orbit around our sun by an outside force--in this case, a gigantic planetary mass that was already in a wide extended orbit around our sun.
For years, scientists have been unable to explain why the planetary orbits and rotations of the planets in our solar system are all in the same general area, known as the Plane or The Ecliptic. In layman's terms, this describes the fact that all the orbits are in the same basic 'belt' in the system--some further out from the Sun than others. To visualize this, think in terms of smaller and larger rings all circling in the same place--yet none of them run perpendicular to the others-like you would expect to see in a diagram of an atom.
If the planets were spontaneously ejected from the Sun, they would be all over the place instead of all on a similar 'track.' A better explanation is each planet was somehow delivered into the same general locale with some pulled closer to the Sun than others due to the varying gravitational strengths of each planet.
Another problem for the secular scientists is the problem of pairs. For example, the Earth rotates in a 24 hour day while the planet Mars, our nearest planetary neighbor rotates in 24.6 hours. This translates to a similarity of 97.2%. The odds of 2 planets of relatively similar size being tumultuously ejected from the sun and then settling into orbits in the same plane with rotations this similar are quite remote.
Then factor in the 2nd pair of planets and spin rates. Jupiter; the largest planet that we can see in our system, completes a rotation in 9.83 hours while Saturn, Jupiter's near neighbor has a 10.25 hour day. This means that the Jupiter/Saturn spin rates are 95.9% similar. The odds against 2 sets of planets having similar size, orbits, and spin rates are, if you'll pardon the pun, astronomical.
Now factor in the 3rd pair, and the math simply goes off the scale. That's right, Neptune & Uranus are also a pair with Neptune's day lasting 15.8 hours while Uranus completes a day in 16.16 hours--a stunning 97.7% similarity. Coincidence?
This pattern of pairs should not surprise the believer for God created man as well as many other aspects of his creation in pairs. The scriptures affirm "male and female created he them." Genesis further instructs us that God made a pair of great lights, "...the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night". In this same book of beginnings, he told Noah "..two of every sort shalt thou bring" into the ark. Indeed, Abraham had two sons--one of the free woman and one of the bond woman, and so forth. In short, God also provided the planets in pairs.
Because YaHWaY regularly utilizes the laws of physics, the best explanation of the paired spin rates of the planets is that each pair --was delivered to our solar system at the same time through the gravitational pull of a larger, more powerful body. This Planet X (Little Brother in Patten's parlance) would, of necessity, be large enough to capture the very largest of our planets from the farthest reaches of space and pull them into our system as it passed by at the time of the creation. These pairs were then held by the gravitational pull of our sun.
This process continued as the planetary pairs were delivered at different times. Furthermore, this repetitive cycle is a strong indicator that it will occur again. In other words, Planet X will be back, and in all likelihood, it will arrive with more planetary bodies in tow. This re-creation will almost certainly create an enormous devastation of the planets that are already here. I believe this event is the prophesied Great Tribulation that we see described in the book of Revelation.
Even the Old Testament writers provide evidence of this connection between the original creation and the Fallen Angel's final lie. The Old Testament book of Job documents the fact that "...the sons of God...and Satan, (who) came also among them" were all present when The Lord "...laid the foundations of the Earth. "In other words, the Nephilim, the ones that Zechariah Sitchin calls the alien Annunaki, are really the 'Fallen Ones" that observed God's utilizstion of Planet X at the time of the creation "when all the sons of God shouted for joy." Little wonder then that these same Nephilim, led by Satan himself, have incorporated Planet X into their huge delusion, for they know that the mysterious planet is scheduled to return.
As a Bible prophecy writer I anticipated that when I adopted this view of the Nephilim and the existence of Planet X, my various statements would be viewed with a considerable degree of skepticism. For the record, in a nationally syndicated radio broadcast on July 30, 1996,1 stated that "....there is a huge foreign body just outside our ability to see it...I call it Planet X. It has an elongated orbit that is so large that it takes a considerable amount of time for a complete cycle around the sun." Even though Sitchin and Patten have also suggested this strange elliptical orbit for their version of the hypothetical planet (Nebiru and Little Brother, respectively, the first tangible evidence of such a phenomena was not actually found until late October 1996--almost 3 months after my prediction was broadcast.
According to an Associated Press article dated October 24, 1996, astronomers at the University of Texas and San Francisco State have very recently discovered a large planet that has the type of orbit just described. The AP report says this new world has been observed "...following a strange egg-shaped orbit unlike any other known planet."
In another press release issued as I was writing this article, one of the planet's discoverers stated that "...the planet orbits its star with the most extreme eccentricity (i.e. oblong shape) ever found for any planet. This new planet challenges the long-held theory that other planets would all have nearly circular orbits." To be sure, this newly discovered world is not Planet x (it is, after all, 70 light years away & circling another sun), but there is now irrefutable evidence that the theory of an as yet unknown planet with an extended orbit in OUR solar system is a distinct possibility.
Actually, the evidences for this planet as the mechanism of the creation of our solar system are so overwhelming that it's amazing that the scientists of the last century have continued to cling to their outmoded Nebular Hypothesis model. For instance, the 12th planet theory also explains why the evidence seems to indicate that our sun is shrinking.
If a large planetary body with a strong gravitational field were to pass through our solar system, it would create tremendous stress on our star. This gravitational stress would cause a nova, or a superheating of the sun followed by a cooling process that would cause the mass of the sun to shrink. Is there actually any evidence that this has occurred? Yes.
The nearest planet to the Sun is Mercury. One side of the planet appears to be scorched as evidenced by much lava outflow seen on the surface, yet "recent evidence indicates that Mercury is rock solid, and has no fluid magma interior." In other words, since there are clearly no volcanoes or other known heat sources on the planet where did the lava come from? Obviously, from the cosmic body that Mercury is nearest in proximity to--the Sun.
After a nova a star will contract, and the evidence (which is generally ignored by our blind scientists with their anti-catastrophist biases) definitely shows the sun is shrinking. "In the 1830's, observers at the royal Observatory, Greenwich, England, suburban London began to study, measure and record the Sun's diameter. Results were put forth in 1979 indicating that the Sun's diameter was shrinking on both diameters. From an analysis of solar diameter measurements...over a period of about 120 years from 1836 to 1954, it was suggested that the diameter was decreasing by about 0.1 percent per century.
And this is not the only evidence of a nova and subsequent contraction of mass caused by a close flyby of a large stellar body. Because of the distances involved, whenever there is a full solar eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, the Sun is completely blocked out. However, historical accounts of an eclipse in 1567 state that "during the height of this eclipse, the Moon was surrounded by a tiny ring of light." According to the Greenwich study, the Sun is shrinking about 8.3 miles per year--or 830 miles per century. If this data is accurate, 429 years ago, in 1567, we can calculate that the Sun would have been about 3,552 miles larger than it is now. In other words, an eclipse would have a bright ring around it then because the Sun would have had a greater diameter then. That is precisely what the historians recorded. And there's more.
The earlier work of Velikovsky, Patten, and others documenting a series of extreme catastrophic events surrounding the planet Mars conclusively supports the theory of Planet X as the delivery mechanism. The physical characteristics of Mars points to a 'close encounter' with a huge planetary body. Understand the near miss with Mars may have been another planet delivered by Planet X--not necessarily Planet X itself The evidence of a series of catastrophic close-calls is extensive.
For example, Mars has the biggest volcanoes in the entire solar system and "nothing would set off an orchestra of volcanic activity more quickly than would a close planetary flyby." Since there is currently no water on Mars, the resultant 'tidal waves' from the gravitational pull would actually be 'crustal waves' or tides made of hot magma instead of water.
If even a modest sized planet came into close proximity to Mars, this gravitational pull would generate incredibly gigantic volcanoes. Predictably, Mars has "the twelve tallest volcanoes in this Solar System."
Not only that, but a staggering 90% of the volcanoes on Mars are in the very same region. This is precisely what would be expected if they were caused by a repetitive close flyby of another planet because the orbits would consistently cause the 'near miss' to occur at the same location--not to mention the same date.
It's critical that we note that in the Old Testament era, the earlier catastrophic orbit of Mars was considerably closer to the Earth, and as a result, the catastrophic flyby could be clearly seen with the naked eye. It is estimated that at night, Mars would have been seen to be about 250 to 3OO times larger than a full Moon. Not only that, but the "bright, light-orange colored surface of Mars reflects sunlight almost two and a half times more efficiently than does the duller surface of the Moon." This means that the 'Mars-Shine' was "...some 600 to 700 times brighter." In short, large numbers of people must have seen it.
Because this systematic and cyclical volcanic activity on Mars - was observed on a regular basis in ancient times, we have actual eyewitness accounts of the 'battle' in the sky between Mars and the intruder. Due to the devastating nature of the close flybys, "those furious, fiery (volcanic) eruptions, glowing in the dark, were scores of miles long and some were over 100 miles long." Indeed, "..rivers of hot, incandescent lava flowed for up to 180 miles down its sides and onto the plain beyond. They must have been seen by people on the Earth."
The previous description, cited from a catastrophist scientist writing in 1996 could be a paraphrase of a written eyewitness account recorded 2700 years ago. In about 701 BC the Greek poet Hesiod described a great battle with Mars, who he identified as "...man slaughtering Ares, as he came onward, keeping his dread eyes upon him...the inhuman heads fire glittered from under the eyelids; from all his heads fire flared from his eyes' glancing From the vantage point of the Earth, the flyby would have appeared to be a spectacular battle amongst the stars.
Other ancients described this battle as a contest of Titans in colorful terms. Apollodorus referred to Mars as Typhon, who "...was a grisly monster with 100 dragon heads, cast into Tartarus by Zeus 23. It's very significant to see that the episode of the Titans, the so-called offspring of the Greek gods and humans, are the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Nephilim-the fallen ones. In short, there is a definite link between the ancient planetary catastrophic events, the fallen angels with their powerful progeny, and the pagan gods of antiquity.
The Assyrian king Assurbanipal described the intruder as Ishtar-Venus "who is clothed with fire and bears aloft a crown of awful splendor (who) rained fire over Arabia." Similar historical citations, previously thought by most scholars to be religious figures of speech, are found in cultures around the world. The truth is, these ancients actually observed the tremendous destructions associated with Mars (and Venus) as a result of the various near collisions of comets, planets, and meteors delivered by Planet X.
The Zechariah Sitchin version of this gigantic planetary visitor seems custom tailored for our times. In fact, it lends a scientific plausibility that has always been lacking in the 'chariots of the gods' scenario because it solves the largest single problem inherent in that theory-that of the tremendous distance required to travel here from a neighboring habitable planet.
Even traveling at the speed of light (a doubtful achievement for any solid craft , it would take thousands of years for any space travelers to arrive here from even the nearest star system. Sitchin's assertion wherein the ancient astronauts' planet passes near the Earth every 3,600 years provides not only the convenience of a relatively recent visit that would yield enough antiquarian historical accounts to mystify and tantalize, but also provides the mechanism for "the visitors" return in the very near future.
The plain truth is that there is an enormous planetary body that has moved through our solar system over a lengthy orbital period; it is, however, uninhabited. In the 'new age' version, the so-called Annunaki will be revealed when Planet X returns, but the fact is, they never left. Their return will be staged to coincide with the events that will accompany the return of the very mechanism that The Lord used to create the solar system-and they will claim they have returned to deliver us from the dreadful disasters that will by that time be so widespread that it will be obvious that our species is facing extinction.
Because the New World Order cryptocracy has complete and total control of all major media on the planet, most Earth dwellers will have no way to determine that the televised images documenting the galactic arrival of "our friends" is an elaborate electronic charade. In short, this is the biggest lie in the history of the world.
The truth of the matter is the Bible has repeatedly warned us that the final deception will be so filled with "..all power and signs and lying wonders...that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" once the dark principalities behind this plot finally spring their final "snare (that) shall...come upon ALL them that dwell on the face of the whole Earth." This great deception is loosely referred to as a great "mystery" that is somehow associated with the ancient city of Babylon--indeed, the scriptures describe the lie as embodied in the term Mystery Babylon. How revealing to see that Sitchin's scenario has the Annunaki as originally colonizing Babylon!
This great deception has been in the making for a very long time, and it is significant to note that many (if not most) of the leaders of the world that are even now propagating this incredible delusion are themselves deceived. The Bible clearly teaches that the "deceivers are themselves deceived." In other words, many high ranking members of the various political infrastructures that are now poised to seize total control of all mankind truly believe that they are in contact with extra terrestrials that have come to inaugurate the new age of Global Sapiens.
Substantial evidence now exists that the first contact with the masqueraders occurred back in 1947 with the now infamous Roswell incident. In that widely publicized event, it seems inescapable that the American government recovered portions of a crashed spacecraft-complete with an injured "alien" that survived the forced landing.
Please recognize that it is no great feat for a fallen angelic being to assume whatever form is desirable for his current nefarious purpose. As one Christian songwriter once put it, Lucifer's credo is: "If you want to think I wear a red suit that's fine, the truth is I wear whatever suits me at the time."
We now have emerging data supporting the view that most government officials with the highest security clearances actually believe that they are in contact with an alien species. Furthermore, there are indicators the various governments involved, led by the American's, have made agreements wherein clandestine intelligence operatives provide "the visitors" with human subjects they can "study" in exchange for advanced technology--ostensibly to be used in the pursuit of peace to benefit the forthcoming planetary new order. In other words, as the writer of II Timothy so succinctly phrased it, '...in the last days...evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."
The hidden objective in this diabolical enterprise is the propagation of the theology that is inherent in this demonically inspired version of origins. Zechariah Sitchin. whose followers now number in the millions, teaches that the aliens couldn't resist "...playing God and conducting experiments in genetic manipulation.". Using the ancient Sumerian god and goddess names, he has reconstructed what he calls "...the wonderful deed: the mixing of the divine genes of the Annunaki with the Earthly genes" of our ancestors.
Even though Darwinism is a thoroughly unscientific (not to mention unscriptural) theory, no less an authority than Pope John Paul II has recently embraced it. On October 23 1996, The Pope declared that evolution is compatible with Christian faith, calling it "more than just a theory," even as his Protestant counterpart, the aged and popular evangelist Billy Graham stated that he now believes there are ET's and people from other worlds. This great falling away" is greatly contributing to the widespread move to harmonize the Christian faith with that of the UFO phenomena. The tempo of announcements is a strong indicator that the deception is upon us and the Nephilim are about to make their reappearance.
Once Planet X is authoritatively sighted, The Great Tribulation will be upon us. The detailed description of the event is found in Revelation chapter 8: "The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood... And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood... And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day, Shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
The fact that the language utilized to describe the 2nd trumpet so clearly depicts a foreign body striking the Earth is prima facie evidence that the final stages of the planet's demise are generated through cosmic destruction. In short, the 2nd Trumpet of Revelation definitively describes an asteroid or meteor impacting our world.
Scientists are just now documenting early impacts of comparable magnitude--and they're warning of the severity involved in any future collisions. For example, researchers from the University of Oregon recently "found evidence of an asteroid encounter with Earth that was far more devastating than the one some scientists say wiped out the dinosaurs." One scientist cautioned that a contemporary collision "...would be the end of humanity if a body that size hit today...the Earth is playing against long odds."
The bottom line is even the earliest of the Old Testament prophets have declared that this will be the mechanism for the end of the age. When the asteroid (or comet) of the 2nd trumpet hits, "the-Earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage. The scriptures vividly describe how the survivors will go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the Earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the Earth."
The descriptive passages continue to reference massive changes in the solar system as the prophets state "...the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." The destruction is so vast on a global level that even the spin rate of the world is dramatically affected. By the 4th trumpet, we see "...the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened,,, and the day shone not for a third part of it. and the night likewise.
This incredible passage, frequently misunderstood, is saying that the planetary rotation will he altered from a 24 hour day to a 16 hour day! In other words, the impact will be so severe it will cause the world to spin faster so that it completes a rotational cycle in two thirds of the time it previously took---or 66.6% of the 24 hour day. Jesus Christ himself referred to this when he said "...except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."
Of course, many proud Christians, trusting in their lying Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine, will be caught completely unaware. Even as they read these words, their haughty minds will say 'these verses don't apply to me,' for "I sit a queen (a bride) and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow." But The Lord describes the rapture writer that teaches that "...no evil shall come upon you" as one "...that walketh after the imagination of his own heart."
He will purge them "because when I spoke, they did not hear (so) I also will choose their delusions and will bring their fears upon them. These high-minded blind guides, prospering on "doctrines of demons," 45 will be held accountable, for "...it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the Earth upon the Earth.
There will be nowhere to run when the "...evil (shall) come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know...therefore hath the curse devoured the Earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left...Fear, and the pit; and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on hi are open, and the foundations of the Earth do shake. The Earth is utterly broken down, the Earth is clean dissolved, the Earth is moved exceedingly."
This planetary tribulation will strike ALL that dwell on the Earth --the tares and the wheat. It is God's great threshing floor--but he will bring his beloved through the fire. And finally, "...all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree."
HalleluYah, The Lord will purify and preserve his remnant, those that "keep the commandments of God & have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Yah'shua the Messiah) ...These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Even So, Come Quickly Lord Jesus (Yah'shua).
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