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December 2, 2018, 4:00 PM

BIRTH PANGS OF THE TRIBULATION


BIRTH PANGS OF THE

TRIBULATION

 

“But all these things are

Merely the beginning of

Birth pangs.” † Mt. 24:8

 

 

For the past few weeks the Lord has again been speaking about the end-time and our need to prepare for what is coming: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Lk. 21:36)

We are in the birth pangs of the seven year tribulation period. I do not know when it will begin because it is up to the Church and what we do during this period of grace before tribulation begins. Most of the Church continues to snooze but must awaken or they will be counted with the foolish virgins who were not prepared for the Bridegroom. And if you are in the camp who still believes that the Church will be raptured out before the Tribulation then I’d suggest that you read the teaching article in our archives on this website (January, 2014) titled, The Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord.

Like most Christians, I was taught that the rapture would take place before the 7 year tribulation period; however, through study of the Word prompted by revelation from the angel Gabriel when he appeared to me in 1981, it is quite clear that the Church will go through most of the tribulation period so we must prepare for all these things that are coming upon the earth. Quite frankly, I had not been too concerned about preparing because of the last words Gabriel spoke to me that night 36 years ago. He said, “When the end is near, you’ll be told where to go and what to do.” I wasn’t sure if that meant he would return to tell me or else the Lord would make it plain some other way; however, the Lord has been showing me the past 4 years that I must prepare to prepare for that day so that He can speak to me and I won’t miss Him.

Remember the words of Jesus given earlier from Luke 21—we are to “watch and pray.” As a result my wife and I have been spending time praying by the Spirit (other tongues) regarding preparation for the time we are in now. We are obeying Luke 21:36.

Signs

One of the principles of God is that He always—every time—gives signs so that human beings can be warned, look at the sign posts and know which way to go. Even when judgment is prophesied, there will be signs. And today one of the chief signs that we are in the birth pangs is the horrendous forest fires that devastated California. Now don’t get mad at me if you live in California but this is a sign of God’s judgment against the sins of the people in California—especially Hollywood.

The physical fires are a sign of the spiritual fire that is required to cleanse California of gross sin—it is a wakeup call for those with the Eye of the Eagle who will realize that repentance is necessary to stay further judgment. If they do not repent—and they won’t—then the Lord is going to send that huge earthquake that many have prophesied for the West Coast and most of the inhabited portions of California up through Oregon to Alaska will go beneath the sea in just a few hours! It will be a terrifying event! If you are living in California then I would suggest that you heed this warning and plan to move out within the next 2 years.

A key sign for our day was the election of Donald Trump. As I wrote back in June, 2016, when he announced his candidacy and long before he was elected, God was anointing Trump like Cyrus the ancient King of Persia for His purposes and that Trump was also like Josiah, the last godly king of Judah. Although I didn’t think about it at the time, both Cyrus and Josiah have some things in common: they were both kings, they were both anointed by God for His purposes even though Cyrus was a pagan king. And coincidentally, both of their births were prophesied by name hundreds of years before they were born!

During Josiah’s day, the nation had fallen so far away from the Lord that the priests had allowed the Temple to fall into disrepair and the Book of the Law wasn’t even known—Judah had become an idolatrous nation! And what is interesting vis a vis Donald Trump is the prophecy given about Josiah’s birth in 1 Kings 13:2, “O altar, altar, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and he shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on you …”

On that day in June, 2016, as I was praying and meditating on these things I sensed in my spirit that Donald Trump would only serve one term. Of course there could be many reasons why this would be the case; however, I strongly believe that President Trump is part of God’s prophetic calendar to the USA. Judgment has been set for the USA; it cannot be stopped! I’ve known this for many years from visions and revelations regarding the USA shared in Revelations from God volumes 1 and 2. But Josiah (and Trump) were given to the people as a respite—a temporary halt of the appointed judgment upon the nation.

This should be taken as a period of grace by all Christians—a time to seriously prepare for the coming of the Lord by repenting of all known sins and setting your house in order. I believe that once President Trump leaves office, many of these judgments such as the great California earthquake will happen in bam, bam order! I don’t have a definite timing on this but just a general timing but make no mistake; it is a time to prepare your house like Joseph did for all of Egypt. The Lord recently reminded me of something that He spoke to me back in 2011, He said, “The land of plenty will have plenty no more.” And if you are a student of God’s principles in the Scriptures then you know that famine is one of the judgments God always uses against nations and people that depart from Him.

MARANATHA


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