Why we believe we are approaching God’s Judgment against Israel, the ‘Day of the Lord’, and that the ‘Day of Christ’ is at hand
Cephas Ministry, Editor Rita Williams, December 5, 2012
The church will not know who the Antichrist is since they will be gone in the Rapture before he is exposed. Many believe that the last Pope is the final Antichrist. We believe the Pope will be the ‘False Prophet’ because the False Prophet is described as the Lamb with two horns. That points to a religious figure who makes himself equal to Jesus Christ, the Vicar of Christ, one of the names of the Pope.
The reason we believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture is the fact that the Holy Spirit will be removed before the Antichrist is revealed. Since the Holy Spirit is in believers, they will go as well. Logically it cannot be any other way because the Holy Spirit never leaves believers.
Saints are clearly in heaven during the tribulation. The following Scriptures point to it. The Lamb of God is still in heaven until the end of the tribulation when He comes down to earth with the saints. See Revelation 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” Note this is during the Tribulation.
Paul describes the fact that believers are caught up into the clouds which is called the ‘Blessed Hope’. That is in the Book of Thessalonians.
The Book of Zechariah holds a description of the Antichrist. Zechariah 11:17 “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.”
Nuclear war is possible since WWII. Hitler began working on the nuclear bomb. It was completed after the war in the U.S.. It is described in the same book. Zechariah 14:12 “And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”
Increased earthquakes numbered in the month of November 2012 between 900 and 1000.
Famines are worldwide from drought caused by weather manipulations (Chemtrails), pestilences, such as AIDs (manmade), live viruses in Vaccines and destructive weather causing many problems such as housing, sewer, water, no medical service etc. etc.
Mark 13:8 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
Globalism is what we are experiencing now, is another sign of the end since it states here that Jesus will be running the world.
Daniel 7:14 “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
Notice that Israel is parted in this Scripture “parted my land” Israel is God’s land.
Joel 3:2 “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Israel was deprived of its homeland from 33 AD to 1948. The land they are on now was originally purchased.
The fig tree symbolizes Israel. Jesus cursed it because they refused to spread the Gospel as Jesus intended.
Matthew 21:19 “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.”
Here Scripture teaches that the fig tree will come back to life (no fruit). Israelis returned to Israel in 1948 due to the Holocaust. The bible teaches that it is summer when they return which is close to harvest time when the wheat (believers) and tares (nonbelievers) are separated. Today believers are leaving the churches due to heretic teachings. Only the deceived stay because they want their ears tickled with good news of increased wealth and health.
Matthew 24:32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”
Israel now stands alone for the first time since 1948. Even churches are praying for Palestinians rather than Israel. All nations hate her and wish to devour her. That’s the beginning of the tribulation. The nations will go to war after the peace agreement. The ‘Roadmap’ is still pending. The Palestinians want all of Jerusalem. That is why it can’t be solved.
Zechariah 14:2 “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.”
The reason why the residue if not cut off is God’s promise to Abraham that He would save Israel. They will get another chance in the Millennium.
Because of thousands of missionaries, television and Internet the Gospel has been preached worldwide.
Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
The sun and moon have perplexed and worried people due to extreme changes that could have effects on power grids. The moon has changed position which points to a pole shift.. Flights couldn’t take off since the compass was incorrect. The sun did not rise as usual in the arctic. Ice is melting raising the water level of the oceans. Tectonic plates are breaking up causing roaring seas, not to forget Planet X and new discoveries.
Luke 21:25 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”
Who would have ever thought that the world population could receive a mark on their hand or forehead. Today it is already being implemented in parts of the world like India and northern countries. Cash is obsolete and replaced by digital transactions.
Revelation 13:16 “And he [Antichrist] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”
The chip implant is coming along with mandatory Obamacare. Cash transactions will be gone. The credit cards have a ‘wave’ symbol on them today that refer to just waving your hand (with the credit card) to charge purchases. The final step will be to eliminate the credit cards. The chip in the hand or forehead will be sufficient. If one doesn’t comply bank transactions are stopped. Like the Bible states we won’t be able to buy or sell.
The churches are infiltrated by Satan’s disciples. People are leaving. The light comes from the Gospel. It will not be preached anymore. The bridegroom and the bride are the Body of Christ. They will be gone.
Revelation 18:23 “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
Another sign is increased knowledge. Internet has increased access to knowledge worldwide. The Book of Daniel could not be understood until the time of the end when it was opened to enlightened individuals. Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
A seven year peace agreement has to come to pass to reveal the Antichrist. Israelis believe another temple needs to be built to reinstall animal sacrifices because this verse [Dan 9:27] indicates it. All emblems are ready to be used exactly as they were in the Old Testament. Pure gold items and priesthood garments etc. are ready and waiting. In the Old Testament Israelis had a personal relationship with God. He would tell them how to conduct the priesthood etc. .
My personal belief is that Israel will get into bad straights before they will actually implement the temple rituals to get God’s attention. To get His help they have to make an attempt to get their sins covered. According to the Aaronic Priesthood [O.T.] that can only be done temporarily since they reject Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ’s sacrifice their sins cannot be covered permanently.
Were they to believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior Who died for all mankind and only once to cover their sins forever, they would not have to resurrect the Aaronic Priesthood, which was ended by God when Jesus Christ received God’s Melchizedek Priesthood.
Daniel 9:27 “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: 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.”
Some believe that we are into final Millennium. That is not possible because the two prophets declared by the Bible have not appeared yet in Jerusalem.
Revelation 11:1-13 “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
“These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt (Jerusalem), where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
“And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
Zechariah 4:11 “Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?”
Zechariah 4:14 “Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” The two prophets are identified at the transfiguration ” Matth 17:2,3
According to God’s time, Who uses 1 day for a thousand years, we are in the third day from the birth of Christ on which He was resurrected. That is why believers believe that the Day of the Lord is imminent.
The ‘Day of the Lord’ is a thousand years including the Tribulation and the 1000 year Millennium.
The ‘Day of Christ’ is the Rapture prior to the ‘Day of the Lord’.
1 Corinthians 1:8 “Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in ‘the day of our Lord Jesus Christ’.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until ‘the day of Jesus Christ’:”
Philippians 1:10 “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till ‘the day of Christ’”;
The Apostle Paul speaking: Philippians 2:16 “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in ‘the day of Christ’, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”
2 Thessalonians 2:2 “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that ‘the day of Christ is at hand’.”