Last Days Sequence of Events – continued:
(4) The Abomination
(6) The Desolation / Tribulation Begins
Because of the taking away of the everlasting and the setting up of the abomination, the earth will be made into a desolation and a wilderness as a result of the first great shaking. This first great shaking is one of two great earthquakes in the last days that will be monumental in scale, and the likes of which no one has ever experienced. As I have said in the past, Yehovah’s people are not going into the wilderness this time around; instead the wilderness is coming to us and few will be prepared for it.
I say “few will be prepared for it” because nothing that we do, in the flesh to prepare for this time of labor or trouble (1260 days, 42 months or 3 1/2 years) will not have any significant effect on our circumstances. In fact – the provisions for the flesh, which we have “set aside” for such a time as this, may cloud our judgment to the point that we will miss the opportunity to get to the Banners (the 144,000, the Elijah Prophet) that will be set apart by Yehovah, just prior to this first great shaking, to lead His people through this time of trouble.
Many have read, and know that just prior to the return of Yehovah’s Christ (Messiah Yeshua), there will be a great earthquake in which the sun will become dark, the moon will be turned red, every mountain and islands will be moves out of its place and even the stars will fall from their places in the heavens.
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev 6:12-17)
All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; all their host shall fall down as the leaf falls from the vine, and as fruit falling from a fig tree. “For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; indeed it shall come down on Edom, and on the people of My curse, for judgment. (Isa 34:4-5)
Our adversary the devil (ha Satan) knows this also, but what most do not know is that there will be two great earthquakes. Because we are ignorant of the scriptures Satan will use this first catastrophic event to reveal His anti-messiah. Satan is the master deceiver and most will believe his Anti-christ is the one sent by God to restore order out of chaos.
False Prophet → 1st quake → False-Messiah → Rule over the earth
Elijah Prophet → 2nd quake → True Messiah → Brings judgment to the earth
But the first great shaking and the final great shaking have one critical difference; in the first – the stars only dim or diminish, while in the latter – they fall. Check it out. But remember the servants of the living Elohim have been already been sealed and set apart just before this first great shaking.
The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. Yehovah gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of Yehovah is great and very terrible; who can endure it? (Joe 2:10-11)
I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of Yehovah, by His fierce anger. For thus says Yehovah: “The whole land shall be desolate; yet I will not make a full end. (Jer 4:26-27)
Who is the wise man who may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of Yehovah has spoken, that he may declare it? Why does the land perish and burn up like a wilderness, so that no one can pass through? And Yehovah said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it, but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them,” therefore thus says Yehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. (Jer 9:12-15)
The first great shaking is the day that Babylon falls and with this great falling all nations are in disarray. Cities have fallen, millions will perish, roads, runways, rail systems are in shreds. Food supplies are none-existent and gangs of looters go from house to house killing, raping and stealing the supplies that so many stored up for themselves. Chaos, hunger and death are everywhere.
Behold, the day of Yehovah comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of Yehovah of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger. It shall be as the hunted gazelle, and as a sheep that no man takes up; every man will turn to his own people, and everyone will flee to his own land. Everyone who is found will be thrust through, and everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished. (Isa 13:9-16)
Trade goods can no longer be delivered to the docks and that is why the men in the ships lament saying:
For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every ship-master, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ (Rev 18:17-19)
The Tribulation has now officially begun!
Flee from the midst of Babylon, and every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her iniquity, for this is the time of Yehovah’s vengeance; He shall recompense her. Babylon was a golden cup in Yehovah’s hand, that made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore the nations are deranged. Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed. Wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. (Jer 51:6-8)
Perhaps, but don’t you count on it like most will!
Part 7 is entitled “Come out of Babylon!” or “The Exodus”. In it we will see the woman who is now in labor coming to the man-child in the wilderness; to the places where Yehovah has but His name. In each of those 144,000 places she will receive protection, provision and instruction in righteousness from Yehovah’s good and faithful shepherds.
“Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As Yehovah lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.” (Jer_23:7-8)
I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says Yehovah. (Jer 23:4)