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What Major Prophetic Events
Should We Be Bracing For?

Here is a list of prophesied events you should prepare for.

By Ken Raggio

I wrote the first edition of this chronology in 1997.
I continue to add details as prophetic details unfold.

I personally believe that we should prepare ourselves spiritually, mentally and psychologically for the dramatic events of the final seven years that will bring Jesus Christ back to rule and reign for 1000 years in "the Millennium."

We should brace ourselves for the coming events of Daniel's Seventieth week (described in Daniel 9).

Most people refer to the last seven years as the "Tribulation." That is really a misnomer, however. In reality, the Great Tribulation will not last seven years. The first three-and-a-half years will be relatively peaceful.

The real "Great Tribulation" (a.k.a., "Jacob's Trouble") will take place during the FINAL three-and-a-half years.

Here is the general order of events:


EVENT #1 - The Prince of Rome (the Pope) will confirm a 7-year covenant that will determine the fate of Israel. (Daniel 9:27)

The event that will signify the beginning of the last seven years is the Confirmation of the Covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27.

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week..." Daniel 9:27.

"One week" in this prophecy is a week of years, or seven years.

Daniel's prophecy specifically says that the Prince of Rome will confirm a seven-year covenant. The Prince of Rome is the evil spirit prince that rules in the heavens over the city of Rome. In the prophecy of Nebuchadnezzar's statue, the Iron and Clay Feet represented the politics (iron) and religion (clay) of ROME. It is the LAST EMPIRE to oppress Israel before Jesus Christ, Israel's Messiah, returns to save them at the battle of Armageddon (Daniel 2:45; Revelation 19:11-21).

The Iron represents the political system of the Europeans tracing back to the founding of the Holy Roman Empire in 800 AD. The Clay represents the Roman Catholic Church. The iron and clay feet of the Holy Roman Empire are the logical extension of the IRON LEGS of the Ancient Roman Empire.

For this reason, we should expect the Roman Catholic Church, in partnership with the principal European nations to PUT INTO FORCE a seven-year agreement that will effect the PROMISED LAND of Israel.

It appears that the Europeans and the Catholics (under pressure from the Arab-Muslim world) will call this shot at the United Nations, and will strong-arm the creation of a Palestinian State, soon followed by the installation of an Assyrian governor in Jerusalem who will eventually be recognizable as the prophesied Man of Sin.

We do not yet know the exact identity of the global power who will negotiate and sign this seven-year peace treaty with Israel. We do know that the prince of Rome will CONFIRM it. (If the declaration of a Palestinian state is not accompanied by a major endorsement from Rome, it would not qualify as the Confirmation of the Covenant).

At the time of this writing, the most likely political entity for that role is probably the United Nations' "Quartet," which is a four-headed entity comprised of diplomats from the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and Russia.

These four heads are identical matches for the four beasts that Daniel saw in another prophecy in Daniel 7.

(This photo was taken in 2004. L to R - Jack Straw, Britain; Sergie Lavrov, Russia; Kofi Annan, U.N.; Condoleeza Rice, U.S., Javier Solana, E.U.
A current photo would include the current successors to those diplomats.)

These four high-level diplomats in the "Quartet" are attempting to force Israel into a two-state solution for the land of Palestine, AND demanding that Israel give up major portions of the Holy Promised Land for peace with their enemies, the Arab-Muslim "refugees" of the 1967 war, variously represented by the Palestinian Authority, and the terrorist groups Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and just about every radical Islamic group in the Middle East, including behind-the-scenes subversive factions from Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and even Jordan.

Quartet In this picture, Special Envoy Tony Blair represents Britain, "the mouth of the lion" in prophecy. Hillary Clinton represents the United States, the eagle's wings of Daniel's prophecy (Clinton is now replaced by John Kerry). Ban Ki-moon, represents the United Nations, the Fourth "Dreadful" Beast of Daniel's prophecy. Sergei Lavrov represents Russia, the Bear of prophecy. Katherine Ashton represents the European Union, the four-headed Leopard of prophecy.

These are the beasts that will be responsible for the destruction of Israel as we now know it. Their decisions will force Israel into calamitous circumstances that will lead to the great and final battle of Armageddon.

(For more details about the UN "QUARTET," please read my article about "The Roadmap For Peace.")

Peres Since early 2007, and now at 89 years-old, Shimon Peres has been the President of Israel. This Socialist, Globalist liberal Jew has for years been offering to divide the Promised Land in exchange for peace with the Arab world. He has been trying to do this for decades. The name "Peres" is the same word that the Prophet Daniel saw hand-written on the wall in King Belshazzar's palace.

Daniel 5:28: "PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians (same territory as modern Iran)." The message said, "Your kingdom is divided." Peres [if he lives long enough] may finally accomplish the division of the land that will precipitate a supposed Peace Agreement with the rest of the world.

Because Israel has failed to secure peace with the Palestinians for many decades, the newest plan being foisted by the International Community is for the United Nations to unilaterally declare a Palestinian State. The Palestinian Authority finally succeeded in November of 2012 to ascede to "Non-Member Observer STATE" at the United Nations - not yet a state legally, but most consider it to be a de facto state now.

An article in the Jerusalem Post, (10/28/2010), had warned that President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority would ask the US and United Nations Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders if the current round of peace negotiations fail.

Since Israel was founded in 1948, the United States has vetoed every such effort in the United Nations Security Council. But now that Barrack Hussein Obama is the President of the United States, Israel does not have the support it once had from the United States. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News that he does not believe the United States will veto the next proposal to declare a Palestinian State. The PA did not apply to the UN Security Council for statehood, to avoid the possibility of a U.S. veto. Instead, they went to the UN General Assembly where they garnered 138 votes out of a total of 193 nations - a 67% majority. That won them "non-member observer STATE."

The Obama administration is likely to allow the Palestinians to declare Statehood in the near future. We may see a Palestinian State in the very near future.

What are the Prophetic implications of a new Palestinian State?

Will that signal the beginning of the last seven years before Armageddon (Daniel's Seventieth Week)?

Not necessarily.

First of all, if Israel goes back to the 1967 borders (or somewhere close to that), Jerusalem is going to be divided.

When the Prince of Rome confirms a Seven-Year Treaty with the United Nations ("he shall confirm the covenant with many"), I suspect that this will be the CONFIRMING OF United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, or a NEW RESOLUTION, which calls for two things in particular:

1. The withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied since the 1967 war; and

2. "The termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force."

In other words, U.N.S.C. Resolution 242 requires the Israeli military to withdraw to pre-1967 borders, AND for all states in the region to recognize Israeli sovereignty, and cease ALL hostilities.

Needless to say, Israel has not withdrawn, AND the neighboring states have NOT relinquished claims or ceased hostilities against Israel. It is, for all practical purposes, an eternal stalemate.

If the CONFIRMATION OF THE COVENANT does NOT prove to be about resolution 242, then alternately, it may be a similar international treaty with such and entity as the Arab League or the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation [O.I.C.], etc. regarding the borders of Israel. When this CONFIRMATION occurs, the headlines will certainly be easily identified as the fulfillment of the prophesied covenant, and we can well assume that the last seven years will have begun.

EVENT #2. The Man of Sin will cause craft (deception, fraud) to prosper, and will destroy by peace (Daniel 8:25). The Third Temple will be built in Jerusalem.

"By peace," the Man of Sin "will destroy many," (Daniel 8:25). I suspect that the meaning of this could pertain to the Israeli SETTLEMENTS that are scattered throughout Judea (or as Palestinians prefer, "the West Bank"). When the Confirmation of the Covenant is signed, and a purported PEACE deal is reached, it appears that the SETTLERS will not be required to move out immediately. But eventually, the SETTLEMENTS will have to go. By PEACE, the Covenant will DESTROY many. 42 months after the Covenant is Confirmed, hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers will suddenly become instant targets of hostilities, and many of them will die, when the Man of Sin drives the Jews out of the newly-built Third Temple. This is why Jesus warned them to FLEE as soon as the MAN OF SIN appears in the Third Temple to commit the Abomination of Desolations.

But in his early reign, the Man of Sin will "corrupt [his opponents] by flatteries" (Daniel 11:32). Promises, promises, promises. Lies, lies, lies.

THE LAST HALF OF WEEK - the final 3.5 years.

EVENT #3. The "Man of Sin" will stand in the Third Temple in Jerusalem and commit the Abomination of Desolation by causing the Jewish sacrifices and oblations to cease (according to Daniel 9:27).
In the MIDDLE of those seven-years, the Man of Sin will show himself to be a monster, and will completely betray the peace-pact. He will commit the dreaded Abomination in the Third Jewish Temple that will cause the daily sacrifice and prayers to be abandoned. Jesus warned of it in Matthew 24:15, and Paul warned of it in 2 Thessalonians 2:2.

"...and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate," Daniel 9:27.

The West Bank of Israel will become the scene of another Jewish holocaust. That is why Jesus warned those in Judea to flee the moment they hear of the Abomination.

Jesus warned those who live in the West Bank (Judea) to immediately flee for their lives when they see the Abomination of Desolation, because next is...

EVENT #4. The Great Tribulation, or the time of "Jacob's Trouble" will begin. For 42 months, Israel will undergo the most horrific trial in its entire history (Daniel 12:2, Revelation 11:2).
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be," Matthew 24:21.

During the last forty-two months, Israel will face the horrific time called "Jacob's trouble" - the most frightening of all Jewish persecutions - according to Daniel 11:2.

According to Revelation 11:2, the Man of Sin will also make war against the SAINTS OF THE CHURCH of Jesus Christ. Both national Israel and the Church will be persecuted for 3 1/2 years.
EVENT #5. The False Prophet (the Pope) will announce the Mark of the Beast in the middle of the last seven years (Revelation 13). With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI comes the stark reality that the new Pope Francis is very likely to be the Pope who will introduce the Mark of the Beast.
In the LAST three-and-a-half years, the second beast of Revelation 13 (The False Prophet - the POPE) will introduce, invoke and enforce the Mark of the Beast upon the global community.

Revelation 13:11,16-17 - "I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. ...And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Saints should be preparing now for the three and a half years without cash. This is going to require "underground" living - that is, "off the grid" and "without money." The official policy of Big Brother will be to exterminate (kill) those who refuse the Mark. Survival will very likely depend on staying out of sight and out of the way.

This is the reason why I have suggested that people should at least be aware of basic survival tactics. I can show you story after story in the Bible when God's people were forced to practice survival tactics under despotic governments. I do not teach or believe that we should depend on survivalist tactics, but rather have faith in Jesus Christ for our daily bread. I do not teach or believe that we should take up arms against our government, or attempt a revolution against the new world government. What is prophesied is irreversible.

It is not unlikely that the Mark of the Beast will force Christian believers to practice survivalist lifestyles.

You can roast me alive for saying so. Burn me at the stake. Accuse me of doubt, fear and unbelief. Assassinate my character. Black-list me and ostracize me. But don't tell me I didn't warn you. Christians are going to be persecuted, and slandering me is not going to exempt you from that fact.
EVENT #6. The Man of Sin will make war on the Church and prevail for 42 months (Daniel 7:21; Revelation 13:7).
Jerusalem will be divided at that point. The Jews will control the Temple, but everything else on the Temple Mount will be controlled by the Gentiles (Revelation 11:1-2). That will probably mean Palestinian-Arab-Muslim control of the Temple Mount and East Jerusalem under United Nations monitoring.

I strongly suspect that the United Nations will elect a Muslim for the next Secretary-General. See my article, "Antichrist Rising? Will Powerful Islamist Become Next U.N. Secretary-General?"

At that same time, God will also send Two Witnesses to prophesy in Israel for 42 months (Revelation 11:3). They will be Holy Ghost-filled, Apostolic, Jesus' name preachers. Nobody will be able to kill them until three-and-a-half days before the Last Trump (when Jesus returns). They will finally be killed and will lie dead in the streets until they are raised up and raptured with the rest of the saints of God at the Last (Seventh) Trumpet.
EVENT #7. The Sixth Trumpet War and the Fall of Babylon (Revelation 9:13-21; 14:8)

It seems to me that the Sixth Trumpet War is more likely to take place AFTER the Man of Sin commits the Abomination of Desolation for the simple reason that the entire world will be in shambles following the Sixth Trumpet War (One-third of the earth's population will die during that event). Not only that, but Jesus said of the Great Tribulation, "Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, NOR SHALL EVER BE," Matthew 24:21.

For that reason, I believe that the Sixth Trumpet is actually a great part of the Great Tribulation. It is inconceivable to me that the Great Tribulation will be worse than the Sixth Trumpet War, in which one third of human population will die. I don't think the Great Tribulation will come AFTER the Sixth Trumpet. I think that the Sixth Trumpet and the Great Tribulation will be concurrent.

According to the Sixth Trumpet prophecy in Revelation 9, one-third of mankind will die in a war that begins at the Euphrates River. This war is already being staged, and may have already begun. It is escalating as I write. The hostilities will involve the enemies of Israel. The nations through which the Euphrates River flows are already particularly hostile to Israel: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran (The Euphrates merges with the Tigres along the Iranian border.)

Anyone can see that many other of the nations in that region are likely to be involved as well. Russia and China are likely to be engaged both strategically and tactically, as well as some of the hostile peripheral nations. Please see my extensive article on The Sixth Trumpet War. The hostilities in that region have already been called World War III by many powerful world figures, including Thomas Friedman, Editor of the New York Times, and James Woolsey, former CIA Director.

There is also a prophesied fall of Babylon. That MAY have already occured with the overthrow of the Iraqi government in the Gulf War. But I think that prophecy has much larger, global implications. This could indicate a "meltdown" of International financial order, as in a global economic collapse, resulting in major currency failures, (such as the death of the American dollar, maybe even the death of the Euro dollar) resulting in a new paperless currency, and precipitating the Mark of the Beast.

I personally expect to see a collapse of the old world order (to fulfill the prophecy about Babylon falling - Revelation 14:8), which will be a calamitous event that will necessitate a new economic order/ money system (the Mark of the Beast).

I believe that the Sixth Trumpet War will take place AFTER the Mark of the Beast, for the simple reason that the world will really be in shambles after one-third of its population has been killed, and it will be exceedingly difficult to ramp-up the technology for the Mark of the Beast during such a massive calamity.

The New World Order will impose a dramatic restructuring of all governments and businesses that are not a part of Big Brother's system.

People will be forced to re-adjust their lifestyles to cooperate and participate with the New World Order's "Great Plan." You can expect to see a radically altered banking system, a globalized industrial complex, a globalized military complex, the absence of national sovereignty, and globalized Communism-Socialism (including the United States). See: Socialism: The Scarlet-Red-Beast Prophecy

I speculate that the World Trade Organization (WTO) will become one of the most powerful global political entities. Since the Mark of the Beast system will be primarily economic, the most powerful global organization is likely to be the economic arm of the world government - the WTO, working in tandem with the United Nations Economic and Social Council based in New York (or Geneva). I believe that the World Trade Organization is likely to be the legal entity through which the International Bank for Settlements (in Basel, Switzerland), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will finally force-feed a (Verichip-type) RFID-based global currency.

Many of the Islamic nations are NOT MEMBERS of the WTO, and I think this could be the potential conflict that will precipitate the Sixth Trumpet War - the WESTERN ECONOMIC POWERS versus a RUSSIAN-IRANIAN COALITION. This, I believe, could be the enormous global conflict that will end up killing one-third of the world's population, when the WEST, aligned with Saudi Arabia (SUNNI ISLAM) finally rises up in an attempt to subdue RADICAL (SHIA) ISLAM.

I think the Sixth Trumpet War is likely to be the epic showdown between the the West + Saudi Arabia against Radical Shia Islam (Iran + Syria + backed by Russia and perhaps China, et al.) in the fiercest war in the history of the world, for total world dominion!! Who will win?

The Shanghai Collective Organization (SCO) is gaining enormous momentum as a Russian-Communist challenge to NATO. Russia and China have already been practicing war games in the name of "Terror" preparations, but the sober reality is that there is a massive military ambition emerging in the midst of Russia, China and several of the Central Asian countries that are presently hybrids of Communism and Islam (including Iran). It is not far-fetched to assume that Russia and China will be allied with Iran, Syria, and several of their largest CLIENT states in a MAJOR, MAJOR Communist-Islamic showdown with the Capitalist West.

After decades of attempting to join the European Union without success, Turkey has recently announced that it is considering joining the S.C.O., which would align the "Assyrian" with Russia and China - a perfect Armageddon coalition.

The Sixth Trumpet War just might be a war between NATO and the SCO.

I do not know for certain which side will be the winner, but there is another significant factor that I have not mentioned that will help to explain the possibilities.

The Roman Catholic Church has become anti-Western, and pro-Communist. Since Pope Francis came into office, a massive ideological move toward the LEFT, that is to Communism, has taken place. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church will be aligned with Russia and Iran in the end, that that the United States and the West will suffer a huge defeat. Barack Obama has greatly reduced the American military, and greatly empowered Shia Islam in Iran. It appears to me that the Sixth Trumpet war will be the defeat of the West, as Russia and Communism overtake the Middle East. The West will be redefined. Socialist Europe, under the direction of the Roman Catholic Church, will replace the U.S. in world leadership.

The financial strength of the New World Order will shift AWAY from America into Europe and even China. Europe is soon to feel the upheavals of Islam as it attempts to wrest Europe into its own control. In the FINAL SCENARIO before Jesus comes, Europe will turn against the Roman Catholic Church, and destroy it. "The ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire," Revelation 17:16.

That suggests that Communism-Islam may take the wheel in Europe. Europe may eventually even be led by an Assyrian. I just can't say for sure.

The prophecies reveal that it will be an international army - i.e., the United Nations - that will come against Israel for the final battle of Armageddon. Communism will finally take full control of the United Nations, and nobody in the West will remain to defend Israel. Remember that the Great Whore (Roman Catholic Church) rides a scarlet red (Communist) beast.

"For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, [this will be the Second Coming of Jesus] as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south," Zechariah 14:2-4.

In the past, the United States would have prevented the United Nations from assaulting Israel, but the United States will eventually abandon Israel (perhaps while Barrack Hussein Obama is in office). Islam is struggling feverishly to gain the controlling interest in Europe, but how that will turn out is anybody's guess. Saudi Arabia has recently nominated a Turkish Assyrian, Ekmelidden Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the O.I.C. (56 Muslim nations) to be the next United Nations Secretary General. If they succeed, the Assyrian who commits the Abomination of Desolation in the Third Temple AND who faces down Jesus Christ at Armageddon could be no less than the UN Secretary General, Ekmelidden Ihsanoglu. I am only speculating at this point.

(Incidentally, because of the Scarlet Red Beast Prophecy, I expect to see a dramatically reduced standard of living in America, including the loss of property ownership. Foreclosures and high taxes ultimately guarantee that. I expect to see acutely reduced transportation. Mass transit will become more and more important; loss of personal liberties and human rights; and highly-restricted monetary and economic policies.)

I base this speculation on the fact that the Bible says the World-Government Beast will be Scarlet Red. That represents Socialism-Communism. I believe that Socialism will become the ruling global political force, dominating the United States and pushing back against Islam. Socialism and economic sanctions, via the Mark of the Beast, (I believe) will be the tool used by the New World Order to subdue Islam as best they can.

Before the Mark of the Beast is finally introduced, you are likely to see a cashless "smart card" system fast-tracked into global use. The entire infrastructure of such system is already in place and ready to be implemented. Verichip Corporation and its successors are waiting in the wings to implant computer chips in everyone's hands, which will be linked to the global banking system as well - truly, the Mark of the Beast!
The SIXTH TRUMPET WAR will cause unspeakable international chaos and devastation. That certainly seems to be SYNONYMOUS, or at least CONCURRENT, with the GREAT TRIBULATION. I am more inclined now than ever to believe that the SIXTH TRUMPET will occur in the last 3 1/2 years before Armageddon.

Armageddon will occur when international armies surround Jerusalem for the final overthrow of Israel, and Jesus Christ comes with all His saints to save Israel.

The Bible teaches that Israel will finally be consumed, immediately before Jesus returns.

In Moses' day, God warned Israel that if they “despise my statutes, ...abhor my judgments, ...not do all my commandments, ...break my covenant,” He would put terror and consumption upon them (Leviticus 26:15). Again, in Deuteronomy 28, He threatened to “consume” them from off the land. The battle of Armageddon will be the last cleansing, performed by Jesus Christ, prior to the restitution of all things (Acts 3:21).

Isaiah 10:17 - “And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.”

The Consummation Of Israel

In the middle of the week, the Man of Sin will terminate the offerings of sacrifices in the Third Jewish Temple “even until THE CONSUMMATION.” What does that mean? From Joshua's day, God warned, “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and CONSUME you,” Joshua 24:20. The horrifying events leading to the battle of Armageddon will CONSUME Israel, except for 144,000 divinely-protected Jews. If those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved (Matthew 24:22). At Armageddon, Jesus will save and restore Israel.

Daniel 9:27 - “...he shall make it DESOLATE, even UNTIL THE CONSUMATION.”

EVENT #8. The Wrath of God (Seven Vials of Wrath).

The Saints are "not appointed to" God's wrath at this time. (I Thessalonians 5). That means they will be immune to or protected from the Vials of God's Wrath. If you will notice, none of them apply to the saints. (Remember how Israel was immune to harm when the plagues came upon Egypt in Moses' day.)
VIAL 1. Will be SORES on all who have Mark of the Beast (Revelation 16:2)

VIAL 2. Will be DEATH in the Seas (Revelation 16:3)

VIAL 3. Will be RIVERS turning to Blood because men have shed the blood of saints (Revelation 16:4)

VIAL 4. The SUN will scorch men with fire (Revelation 16:8,9)

VIAL 5. Kingdom of the Beast will be turned to darkness, pain and sores (Revelation 16:10,11)

VIAL 6. The Euphrates River will be dried up to make way for kings of the East. Armies will move into place for Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12). Three spirits like frogs proceed out of the mouth of Satan, the Beast, the False Prophet deceiving the people and working miracles, and gathering them together for Armageddon (16:3)

EVENT #9. The Last Trumpet, (Seventh Trumpet), The Rapture of the Church and the First Resurrection (of the righteous dead) (Rev. 20:4,5 Rev. 19:9)
Jesus will come as a thief (to the unprepared, but not to the righteous) (16:15,16) All these facts show that the Church will still be on earth, nevertheless exempt and protected, during the first six vials of God's wrath.

Please see my article, When Will the Rapture and First Resurrection Take Place?

VIAL 7. A great earthquake will signal the beginning of the Battle of Armageddon. Voices, thunders, lightning, greatest earthquake ever.

Mystery Babylon (Rome, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church) will be violently destroyed. This will be one of the most cataclysmic events in the history of the world.

Rome will be utterly destroyed, divided into three parts by massive earthquakes and fire from God (16:17-21 and chapter 18). It will NEVER be inhabited again.

Cities around the earth will fall as the earth heaves under the wrath of God. This will occur immediately before Jesus Christ returns for the great and final battle of Armageddon.

Before God sends earthquakes and fire, the Ten Horns (yet-unknown Kings) will receive power one hour with the Beast to make war with the Lamb (Revelation 17:12-14)

The Ten Horns will hate the Whore (Roman Catholic Church) "and make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth," (Revelation 17:16-18).

The Judgment of the Great Whore, Mystery Babylon falls (Revelation 17,18)

So Rome will first be assaulted by raging enemies, even before the wrath of God from heaven falls on Rome.

Mystery Babylon will fall (read Revelation 18), when Jesus Christ returns.

Between now and then, there will be massive changes in the Vatican. There has been for a long time, a world-wide expectation of a coming "evil Pope" who will overthrow the present Catholic hierarchy. I personally think that Pope Francis is very likely to be that evil Pope. The Harlot Church will be betrayed and destroyed, possibly from within.

When the Seventh Vial of the Wrath of God is poured out, the Ten Kings of the New World Order will hate the Whore and set out to destroy her. The Catholic Church at Rome will be destroyed, according to this prophecy. I strongly suspect that the Ten Horns will be the leaders of ten European nations (perhaps the Western European Union) BUT they will be heavily influenced, if not CONTROLLED, by ISLAM!! Islam in Europe is gaining power by leaps and bounds, even as I write this. A new ten-king European power (possibly Islamic) will HATE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH and DESTROY IT. That is how I see it coming.

It will all come to a resolution with Jesus Christ comes to intervene at Armageddon.

The False Prophet (the Pope) will survive the calamity, only to be personally cast bodily into the lake of fire by the angels of Jesus Christ at that time.
EVENT #10. The Second Coming of Jesus with his saints from the Eastern skies to the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount, arriving at the Mount of Olives and the Valley of Kidron/Jehoshaphat.

A massive earthquake will occur, and the worst battle of all times will begin: Ezekiel's War (ch. 38,39) which culminates as the Battle of Armageddon.

The dead bodies of kings and generals will become the Supper of the Great God (fowls eat the flesh of kings) (Revelation 19:17-19).

EVENT #11. Ezekiel's War / Armageddon will be fought and won by Jesus Christ (Ezekiel 38 & 39)

The Beast and False Prophet will be cast into hell, and Satan will be bound 1000 years (Revelation 20)

EVENT #12. Jesus will enter Jerusalem and establish His kingdom there for 1000 years in a fully-reclaimed Holy Land, with expanded boundaries to include everything originally promised to Abraham and Moses from antiquity (Ezekiel 40-48). He will rule the entire world, having Jerusalem as His international headquarters. Gentile Saints will rule and reign as Kings and Priests in all the nations of the world for 1000 years.


The Rapture and First Resurrection will take place almost concurrently with the Seventh Seal, the Seventh Trumpet and the Seventh Vial.

They all converge for a singular conclusion.

Jesus taught that the SAME DAY Noah entered into the Ark the rain began.

Jesus said that the SAME DAY that Lot fled Sodom and Gomorrah, the fire fell.

So... the SAME DAY the Rapture takes place, the Battle of Armageddon will begin!

The saints who were just resurrected will immediately return to earth with Jesus Christ to participate with Him in this glorious event in Jerusalem.


EVENT #13. 1000-year Reign of Jesus on earth with the Saints as Kings and Priests

EVENT #14. Satan will be loosed for short time, and will attempt to launch another War. But he will fail. Instead, Satan will be cast into hell for eternity.


EVENT #15. The Earth and the firmaments will melt with a fervent heat (1 Peter 3:10-12)
Time shall be no more.

EVENT #16. The New Heaven and the New Earth, the New Jerusalem, and the Eternal Kingdom of God will be revealed.

Are YOU getting ready? May I humbly suggest that you put all your personal and private agendas on the back burner and take a brutally honest inventory of where you stand in preparedness for these exciting but apocalyptic events?

Our PHYSICAL safety and well-being are secondary issues to our SPIRITUAL safety and well-being. These prophecies deserve our utmost attention and utmost efforts in preparation for the most revolutionary time in the history of mankind.

You and I owe it to ourselves and our families to set the highest priorities for both saving our souls and our hides.

"What must I do to be saved?"

John 3:5 - "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

Acts 2:38 - "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

Find a church that preaches and practices the whole Apostolic Doctrine, obey Acts 2:38, and live a holy, Godly life until Jesus comes.

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