The Life We Live – The Death We Choose

Europe teeters on the brink of collapse. The evidence of economic disintegration continues to roll in. America beats the drums of war. The Chinese stock market may crash on Monday. Evil rises across the world.

And, a lovely woman died on Thursday.

She was a sister in Christ and held the Lord close, until her last breath. She was my wife’s aunt, and the one that I admired the most. I was in the other room when she went to be with the Lord. And, it gave me an opportunity to reflect on the life we live, and the death we choose.

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The Life We Live – The Death We Choose

My wife and I are at an age when our parents’ generation make their final journey. My hope is that there will be more birthdays and celebrations in their future, but there is no guarantee.

We will all die.

And then, we will stand before the Lord and answer for all that we did in His name.

I shudder to think of what you will experience if you are NOT called according to the name of Jesus Christ. NOW is the day of repentance. Tomorrow is uncertain. Please accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Nothing is more important than that. Nothing.

Live For Christ

But, allow me to assume that you are a brother or sister in Christ. I always do.

Are you truly living FOR Christ?

Is your greatest desire… is it to serve Jesus, until your dying breath?

Do you love God with all your body, soul and spirit?

If you do not, please stop reading now and ask God to change your heart and your life. Only God can do this, so ask now. The moment of repentance is ALWAYS NOW.

My Wife’s Aunt Passes Away

For months, my wife’s aunt in Tainan silently battled cancer. She fought this terrible disease quietly, and we only discovered her condition by accident. She didn’t want to be a burden, or her family to be concerned.

She lost that battle on Thursday.

My wife was there, praying with her and reading to her about the goodness and greatness of God, from the surest source that we have – the Bible. You could see the peace that came over her, while my wife was there. And, when her aunt took her last breath, it was with the words of God, ringing in her ears.

May we all be so fortunate.

This aunt became a Christian late in life, and it was a surprise to everyone. None of her brothers or sisters are Christian. Here parents weren’t. In fact, the only Christians in her family are my wife and my wife’s two siblings. My hope is that the passing of this aunt will be an opportunity for her family to come to the Lord.

Are You A Messenger Of Salvation?

However, we are only the messengers. Salvation is a miracle, that can only come from God.

Are you a messenger of salvation?

When people look at you, do they see a follower of Christ?

Are you sure?

Blaspheming God

The origin of the word blasphemy is Greek: blasphemeo. It means to damage (blas) the reputation or fame (phemeo) of God.

Are you doing something that damages the reputation of God?

If you are, then you are a blasphemer, and God will have something to say to you, when you stand before Him. Our lives should always – and everywhere – glorify God.

This is a difficult challenge, and I have failed in this challenge far too many times. But, do your best, and pray to God for help.

Prepping So That You Can Continue Serving God

This is ultimately why I write these articles. My desire is for you to live a life that glorifies God, for as long as possible. If you are serving God to the best of your ability, I want you to prepare for the dark days ahead, so that you can continue to serve God.

To put it another way…

Good Christians are in short supply. I want as many as possible, to keep shining in the darkness, so that others will see the way of salvation.

Your life is a lifeline that God will use to save others.

Of course, being a lifeline can be dangerous. God bless you, if you’ve accepted the risk and embraced the danger. Few of us will die of old age, and there is nothing better than to live for Christ, no matter what the outcome will be.

Life is short.

Eternity is long.

Choose well.

Deadly Horizons

Now, let me turn your attention to a deadly horizon. Stuff is happening that the mainstream media isn’t telling you – stuff that threatens your future.

A China Monday

You might not have caught this, but a trillion dollars got wiped off of the Chinese stock market on Friday:

As US Soars, Chinese Stocks Crash 13% – Worst Week Since Lehman
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/us-soars-chinese-stocks-crash-13-worst-week-lehman

Here’s quote from the above article:

The current crop of farmer/housewife-turned-trader has never experienced anything like this and so Monday’s (Sunday night) open will be fascinating especially if Greek events are roiling.

Um… he’s um… using the word ‘fascinating’. I think that my irony meter just overloaded. Please remember that THESE are the people being referred to:

Meet China’s New ‘Investor’ Class: “It’s A Lot Easier To Make Money From Stocks Than Farmwork”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-09/meet-chinas-new-investor-class-its-lot-easier-make-money-stocks-farmwork

Chinese Corporations Become Stock Speculators, Joining Housewives, Banana Vendors
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-16/chinese-corporations-become-stock-speculators-joining-housewives-banana-vendors

The Banana Vendor…

Banana Seller Invests In Chinese Stock Market
Banana Seller Invests In Chinese Stock Market

…And the Chinese Grandma.

Chinese Grandmothers Trade Shares on Chinese Stock Market
Chinese Grandmothers Trade Shares on Chinese Stock Market

THOSE people are TERRIFYING. Those pictures are the biggest and loudest selling signal possible. I posted those pictures on May 1st, and the possibility of doom on Monday increases – because of what they represent.

The Chinese grandmothers and banana sellers are going to look at their losses over the weekend and panic.

The next question is whether this is the black swan that collapses the global financial system. It’s hard to say. The question is whether the Chinese government will jump in on Monday and prop up the market.

Does anyone know how to say ‘margin call’ in Chinese?

A Greek Monday, Too

Of course, I led with China, ‘cuz I’m just a bit close to that land of rice and Cho Dofu. But, there’s another threat on the horizon – Greece.

Oh… you’re getting tired of hearing about Greece?

Yeah. You and everyone else.

Unfortunately, Greece isn’t going away, and Europe is getting more and more upset AND nervous. Europe is turning the screws on Greece, but the Greeks aren’t responding in ways that they want.

The turnip that they are squeezing is running out of blood.

Worse, Europe is asking Greece to cut the pensions to old people. In a traditional, family-oriented society like Greece, that’s a BIG no-no. You. Just. Do. Not. Do. That.

Period.

AND, they want Greece to increase taxes on basic needs – on a people that are increasingly short of food and work.

Is Europe insane?

Wait… don’t answer that. I got this one.

Well, the reason why I’m talking about this, is that the banks in Greece might have to call for a ‘bank holiday’ on Monday.

“Bank Holiday” Preparations Begin In Greece, Lines Form At Athens ATMs
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/bank-holiday-preparations-begin-greece-lines-form-athens-atms

Greece could be forced to lock down savers’ cash as debt crisis worsens
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-could-be-forced-to-lock-down-savers-cash-as-debt-crisis-worsens-10327249.html

“Lehman Weekend” Looms For Greece As Europe Readies “Emergency” Sunday Meeting
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-16/lehman-weekend-looms-greece-europe-readies-emergency-sunday-meeting

ECB not sure if Greek banks would open on Monday- officials
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/18/eurozone-greece-banks-idUSL5N0Z44M820150618

This Is Planned

And, if you think that this is an ‘accident’, think again:

Troika Exploits Greek Bank Run As Varoufakis Slams “Pernicious” Banking Sector “Leaks”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/troika-exploits-greek-bank-run-varoufakis-slams-pernicious-banking-sector-leaks

Inciting Bank Runs As A Negotiating Tactic
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/inciting-bank-runs-negotiating-tactic

Yeah. This is planned.

Here’s another view on such plans:

IMF Says It Will Continue Lending To Ukraine Even After A Default, And Why This Is Bad News For Greek Gold
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-13/imf-says-it-will-continue-lending-ukraine-even-after-default-and-why-bad-news-greek-

Right. Lots of lying liars think that they have this under control. Or, at least SOMEONE has been handing out marching orders. As in, these guys:

Bilderberg

Is it a coincidence that Bilderberg finished their meetings this week?

Hmmmm…. since I don’t do coincidence theory, I’m going to say ‘no’ on this one.

Now, does this mean that the NWO elites know what they are doing?

Greece WILL Rebel

I’m not so sure, especially in the face of THESE headlines:

The Economic Depression In Greece Deepens As Tsipras Prepares To Deliver ‘The Great No’
http://sgtreport.com/2015/06/the-economic-depression-in-greece-deepens-as-tsipras-prepares-to-deliver-the-great-no/

Syriza Left Demands ‘Icelandic’ Default as Greek Defiance Stiffens
http://sgtreport.com/2015/06/syriza-left-demands-icelandic-default-as-greek-defiance-stiffens/

“Horrified” Syriza Hardliners Back “Immediate” Greek Bank Nationalization, Euro Exit
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-16/horrified-syriza-hardliners-back-immediate-greek-bank-nationalization-euro-exit

Greece’s defiant youth opt for ‘chaos’ over more of the same
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6a111b26-1583-11e5-8e6a-00144feabdc0.html

All Politics Is Local

Please remember that all politics is local. Tip O’Neil was NOT the first to say that, but it is still just as true, in this case. Greece will decide what is best for GREECE, and NOT Europe.

Unfortunately, what Greece decides is going to affect ALL of us:

We’re All Greek Now — Some Just Don’t Know It Yet
http://sgtreport.com/2015/06/were-all-greek-now-some-just-dont-know-it-yet/

Ultimate Doomsday Scenario Unfolding – Black Swan, Chaos And Financial Disaster On Horizon
http://allnewspipeline.com/Unltimate_Doomsday_Scenario.php

I really hope that you are going to be ready for this. Whatever happens on Monday will affect all of us. Monday may come and go without anything untoward happening, but one day the Powers That Be will miscalculate, and the house of cards we’ve built will come tumbling down.

And, this ‘house of cards’ SHOULD come tumbling down:

Debt: War And Empire By Other Means
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/lesson-china-dont-go-bubble-first-place

Martin Armstrong – Greece And This Fall

It really is an evil empire that we’ve allowed to be built, and it needs to come down. Martin Armstrong has a view of this, here:

Greece 2017 – Sovereign Debt Cycle
http://armstrongeconomics.com/archives/33584

The only real problem that I have with Martin is that he is a bit naive when it comes to despicable evil. There really is a Satanic conspiracy, and he doesn’t see it.

However, what he DOES see is worth listening to:

World Renowned Economist Warns Of Coming Crash Of All Crashes

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/6hPiAEwiJUE

Armstrong Doesn’t Get The Illuminati

Martin Armstrong really is one of those brilliant men who understand how economy and finance works, but doesn’t get how vast Satan’s empire is.

I used to be like that – before I discovered the Illuminati.

You see, conspiracies don’t work, unless there is something to glue them together. Without that ‘glue’, conspiracies fall apart in an orgy of betrayal. And, THAT is why I was so cynical about talk of a ‘grand conspiracy’.

No one was willing to show me HOW a conspiracy could survive and thrive in the face of such a high statistical probability of failure. No one was willing to talk about the religion that was gluing these conspiracies together.

And yes, religion makes a truly powerful glue. In this case, it was (and is) the worship of Lucifer – or, Luciferianism. This Satanism is holding all these grand conspiracies together, and still is.

Now, do they have the power to overcome the cycles that Martin Armstrong talks about?

No. They do not. Satan still needs to corral we-the-sheep, to get what he wants done. He can’t do it on his own.

That’s also why the lying liars need people like Martin Armstrong, to tell them what is coming, so that they can take advantage of it.

Anyway, the battle between good and evil is a fascinating one, and I’m sure that I do not have a complete picture of it all. Of course, to get that ‘complete picture’, I’d have to die. And, I’m not ready to do that yet.

(One great thing about Heaven is that we get to understand
why God has done what He did.
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Why Israel Is Saved BEFORE The Tribulation

Hmmm… this is running on a bit long, so let me end this one with a few thoughts brought up by DRG – a regular commenter.

He/she said:

I still don’t get it that Israel has to get saved before the Antichrist is revealed.

That question took me by surprise, partly because I haven’t thought about the subject for a very long time. I just assumed that it was obvious.

That’s what happens when you spend too much time in your head.

So, let me go over a few reasons why Israel MUST be saved BEFORE the Antichrist and the Tribulation arrives. And, it’s important, because what happens at the time of Israel’s salvation will affect – and even threaten – your life.

God Doesn’t Change

First of all, let me explain something that should be obvious:

God doesn’t change.

For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

 – Malachi 3:6

God is the same today, as He was two thousand years ago and six thousand years ago.

God. Does. Not. Change.

Period.

God Not Satisfied With Old Covenant

Read Hebrews 9 and the Book of Galatians. God was NOT satisfied by the blood of bulls and goats. He was NOT satisfied by the Old Covenant.

The Old Covenant was NOT the Final Covenant.

The covenant that we live under now, THIS is the Final Covenant.

So, if that is true (and it is)…

…why would God call the Jews to the Old Covenant?

Well, God doesn’t. THAT is why all Israel will be saved by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 – Acts 4:12

Now, this doesn’t explain why Israel must be saved BEFORE the Tribulation, so let me get to that.

Is Israel Saved AFTER The Tribulation?

First, let me ask you this:

Why is it impossible for anyone to be saved AFTER the Tribulation?

Well, as I have explained before, the First Resurrection occurs AFTER the Tribulation:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

And, there is only ONE resurrection for God’s people:

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4-6

And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 14:14

Everyone else goes to the SECOND resurrection, and you do NOT want to be in that one. So, Israel CANNOT be saved after the Tribulation.

Is Israel Saved DURING The Tribulation?

Is Israel saved DURING the Tribulation?

Not possible.

Remember what happens:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

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 24:15-21

Now, compare that with Ezekiel 36. You can read what I have to say about Ezekiel 36, here:

Ezekiel 36 and 37 – Tetrad One and Two
http://www.ezekielsfire.com/chapter-two/ezekiel-36-and-37-tetrad-one-and-two/

So…

Do you see a resemblance?

Not me.

Furthermore, God beats back the armies of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39. If this was the beginning of the Tribulation, the Antichrist would have been defeated before he ever began to reign.

So no, Israel CANNOT be saved DURING the Tribulation.

Israel MUST Be Saved BEFORE The Tribulation

That leaves us with what’s left – the salvation of Israel BEFORE the Tribulation.

Of course, there’s more evidence than THAT – about Israel’s salvation before the Tribulation. That’s just what occurs to me on a Saturday evening, in June.

Please do not hesitate to leave comments and questions below. I’m glad to get them, and will respond. Thank you DRG, for your awesome questions.

Ezekiel’s Fire

Again, the second draft of Ezekiel’s Fire is in PDF form, here:

Ezekiel’s Fire – Second Draft
http://www.omegashock.com/ef/ezekielsfire.pdf

Please read that book. It’s free. It’s the most important thing that I have ever written, and it may just save your life.

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3

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53 thoughts on “The Life We Live – The Death We Choose

  1. What is the tribulation period for if not for the final dealing with Israel by God? After all, it is called the “time of Jacob’s(Israel’s) trouble”, is it not? It is coming upon the world because of Israel’s rejection of Jesus when He came the first time.

    144,000 Israelites will be called to preach the gospel to those who are in the tribulation. What would be the point of that if there are still millions of Christians here to preach? The church age saints will be gone to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Israel and those who rejected Christ will remain to either accept or reject the final call of God in this, the most horrific of times the world will ever know.

    Israel will have her final chance at salvation DURING the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”, not before. It is true that all men can be saved now. Prior to the tribulation is the grace of God poured out on all flesh, Jew and Gentile alike. But, the tribulation period is specifically focused upon Israel and her enemies that will be led by Satan for her destruction.
    Blessings:-}

    • Hi edwitness,

      I’m sorry but you are incorrect. Completely.

      Jeremiah 30 is NOT about the Tribulation. In fact, there is nothing about the Tribulation anywhere in that chapter.

      Gog and Magog, along with Ezekiel’s Fire… THAT is Jacob’s Trouble. All of that is clear from the rest of the chapter. If you need more help understanding that, read Isaiah 30, Zechariah 12 and 13, and Ezekiel 36-39.

      You need to get this right, Ed. You must prepare for what is coming.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Hi Scott,

      I’m sorry, but edwitness was in error.

      Do you even understand what I said about Jeremiah 30?

      Jacob’s Trouble IS NOT THE TRIBULATION!!

      Jacob’s Trouble is the coming of Gog and Magog, and Ezekiel’s Fire.

      I must be missing something, because I do not understand why this is so difficult to understand.

      Thank you, Scott.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  2. Thank you for your continued work to warn people of the impending calamities that face the world.

    I have been reading my Bible more now than I ever have in my life and I have been praying diligently. I have read many different views on how Revelations and end time phropecy plays out. Ultimately I will rely on what the Bible says.

    I used to worry a lot about the future but I’m not worried as much anymore. I have learned that it is fear of the Lord that I must have, not fear of man. I am still trying to prepare for a very uncertain future and I am seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit daily. These are very confusing and dangerous times we live in.

    I hope I find myself and my family in a safe place when everything turns sour. However, I know that wherever I find myself I will do the will of the Lord and work to glorify His kingdom.

    God Bless you.

    John

  3. John,

    If the only people to remain after the tribulation are the resurrected, and caught up saints, then who is being reigned over? And who are the nations that will be deceived after the 1000 years?

    I respect your work, and I respect the desire that drives you to put forward your ideas, however I have to respectfully disagree with the sequence of events in the timeline you propose. Before I attempt to put my eschatological two cents in, I just want to say that only our Father in heaven knows exactly how, and when all of this is going down. Please remember that this is just what I feel the Holy Spirit is speaking to me. Discernment is crucial in the study of these things.

    With that disclaimer, the war that comes to Israel before the tribulation most fits with the Psalm 83 war. The end of the Psalm 83 war would bring the 7 year peace treaty of the Antichrist, and the last seven years of the tribulation. The tribulation events culminate in the Ezekiel 39 war(Armageddon), and the return of Christ to usher in the salvation of Israel(Ezekiel 36-37). After the 1000 years of peace when the lands of Israel have been replenished, and have “recovered from war”, then comes the Ezekiel 38 war(Gog/Magog). Then comes the final judgement, and the new Heaven and Earth.

    In this life our highest commission is to be a witness to Christ, and of the Kingdom of God. Keep up the good fight brother, and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all my brothers and sisters.

    • Hi Hajeer,

      Thank you for writing that in the spirit of brotherly love. It shows an excellent and Godly heart. Such things are wonderful to see.

      I think that I understand where you are coming from. The problem is that your views can only be true, if the pre-tribulation rapture is also true (and not a theory). However, I have proven that the pre-tribulation rapture theory is a lie.

      I did that here:

      http://www.ezekielsfire.com/chapter-one/the-pre-tribulation-rapture-lie/

      Amongst a host of proofs, there are three that stick out the most:

      Jesus said that the Rapture would happen AFTER the Tribulation.

      Paul said that the Resurrection would happen JUST BEFORE the Rapture.

      Paul also said that the Antichrist would appear BEFORE the Rapture.

      Therefore the pre-tribulation rapture theory is a lie.

      Thank you, Hajeer. I hope that helps.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

      • John,

        My dear brother in Christ. Thank you for your kind words. We should always strive to love one another, and the truth, above ourselves. Let us edify each other in Christ.

        Could you please explain how you concluded a pre-tribulation rapture to be the only way that view works? I’m having a hard time connecting those dots.

        Also, I apologize for not being clear in my conjecture. I too believe the rapture occurs at the end of tribulation, but I believe the Word hints that there will be people who live into the reign of Christ who aren’t His. We assume that no one else but the resurrected, or raptured live on, but that isn’t made evident from scripture.

        Here are some of the things that are obvious:

        1). The saints are given new, incorruptible bodies, who will not taste the second death.(1 Cor 15:54, Rev 20:6)

        2). The army that sets out to siege Jerusalem is deceived by satan, and is ultimately devoured by God.(Rev 20:8-9)

        3). We know that those who take the mark are damned.(Rev 14:9-11)

        – If only the saints are alive, they would have to be the ones deceived, and devoured.

        – If we don’t assume those with the mark are immediately destroyed, they could possibly live to birth a new generation born free. Could that generation find salvation? Maybe. A big maybe, but it wouldn’t be the first time righteous, God fearing men(Hezekiah) were born from wicked(Ahaz).

        Regardless, I am honored to be a brother in Christ. And thankful to you for providing an avenue for such discussions to take place. God bless you, in Jesus name.

        • Hi Hajeer,

          First of all, I’m immensely glad that you do not follow the pretrib lie.

          As for who goes into the Millennium… is not made clear. However there ARE those who survive the Tribulation AND the Wrath of God. Those will be the ‘parents’ of those who repopulate the world. This means that there are those who escape the Antichrist, and his mark.

          The conjecture over who escapes the mark… is… well… conjecture. BUT, it could be those living in inaccessible areas. Unsaved children of Christians. Etc. There are several possibilities.

          Remember that it does NOT say that only the Saints do not take the mark. Yes, I know that it says that the AC will force all, small and great, to take the mark. But, the AC isn’t God. He is limited to those that he can get his hands on.

          But ultimately, it doesn’t matter. It will all work out the way that it is supposed to.

          Now, to explain my response to your earlier comment.

          The FIRST Gog and Magog CANNOT be after the Tribulation. It can ONLY be BEFORE the Tribulation. I actually lay out quite a few reasons for that in response to an excellent question by DRG, from the previous week’s article. You can find his question here:

          http://www.omegashock.com/2015/06/12/the-beginning-of-the-end-an-anniversary/#comment-24242

          Let me include some of what I wrote, here:

          Revelation talks about the MYSTERY OF GOD being FINISHED. After that, everything is revealed.

          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+10:7&version=KJV

          In a sense, there will be no more ‘faith’. We’ll actually SEE God, and KNOW who He is and why He is doing what He is doing.

          Notice that there are only two resurrections:

          FIRST: Resurrection of the Just

          SECOND: Resurrection of the Unjust

          If the Jews are saved after the first resurrection, we have a problem.

          Furthermore, the Gog and Magog of Revelation 20 is NOT the same Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 and 39.

          Compare both passages, carefully. You will find that they are NOT the same.

          Also notice who flees in Revelation 12.

          THOSE are Israeli Christians. At the BEGINNING of the Tribulation.

          Remember this verse from Acts 4, where Peter said:

          Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

          – Acts 4:12

          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+4:12&version=KJV

          Is that verse going to be ‘repealed’?

          Furthermore, the entire Bible points to the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. THAT was when Satan lost. Everything that has happened since then, is merely a ‘mopping up operation’. And, when I say ‘EVERYTHING’, I mean all of the Old Testament, as well. (Yes, Moses et. al. will be with us in first resurrection.)

          Now, I think that part of the reason why some believe in Gog/Magog AFTER the Tribulation is because the Lord returns AFTER the Tribulation. Therefore, when they look at Zechariah 12:10, they think that it is a ‘physical’ sight of the Lord returning.

          Not so.

          Here is Zechariah 12:10:

          And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+12%3A10&version=KJV

          The word for ‘look’ there is not ‘see’. It is הביט (pronounced hee’beet) and not ראה (pronounced ra’ah).

          (Please note that I am giving the Hiph’il root construction, and not exactly as used in the verse.)

          I consider the difference between hee’beet and ra’ah to be important.

          Take a look at a Strongs analysis of the word hee’beet. You can see it here:

          http://biblehub.com/hebrew/5027.htm

          (BTW, their verb structure and pronunciation guide appears to be different from mine. The word נבט should be pronounced neh-vet in the Pi-el form. However, they claim differently. Maybe the issue lies in Modern vs. Biblical Hebrew – or, my ignorance.)

          Notice how the word is used in the Bible:

          beheld (1), behold (1), beholds (2), consider (2), depend (1), depended (1), gaze (1), gazed (1), look (34), look down (2), looked (11), looks (4), observe (1), observed (1), pay attention (1), regard (2), see (3)

          That allows us to understand the usage as ‘consider’, ‘pay attention’ or ‘regard’.

          I say ‘allow’ because we must be guided by the context of this verse and other verses.

          Notice what this verse is talking about:

          The salvation of Israel IN JESUS CHRIST.

          Not salvation in the Law.

          Remember that The Mosaic covenant was only useful as an introduction to Christ. You could think of it as a ‘stopgap’ measure.

          So, when God saves Israel… it will be through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Like you and me.

          But wait… the worship of God during the Millennium appears to be vastly different than how WE worship God.

          Here’s the verse:

          And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

          – Zechariah 14:16

          But read also verses 17-21. (In fact, read ALL of Zech 14.)

          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+14%3A16-21&version=KJV

          Does that sound like the worship of Jesus Christ? As WE worship Him?

          No. It sounds like The Mosaic Law.

          Is THIS how God wants His children to worship Him?

          No. OF COURSE NOT!!

          Zechariah 14 is about the end of the Tribulation, the return of Jesus with the saints and the Millennium. It is clearly (to me) NOT about the spiritual salvation of Israel.

          The spiritual salvation of Israel happens BEFORE the Millennium. BEFORE Jesus returns with His saints.

          How much before?

          Long enough ‘before’ so that this can happen:

          And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

          – Revelation 12:14

          Read the context, here:

          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+12&version=KJV

          I firmly believe that the salvation of Israel MUST occur before Revelation 12:14. Must. They MUST already be followers of Jesus Christ. The preparation in the wilderness MUST be made in advance of Revelation 12:14.

          Lots of ‘Musts’ there.

          I hope that helps. If I have not answered your question properly, please do not hesitate to let me know. I’ll do my best to clear up any mistakes/misunderstanding.

          It’s great to have you as a reader, Hajeer!

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little
          omegashock.com

          • Hey John,

            It’s my pleasure to be a reader, and thank you for that detailed response. Our difference of opinion hinges on one thing essentially; when the salvation of Israel occurs. You have provided a detailed explanation that would put a swiss watch to shame. But leave it to throw a few wrenches in the machine. If you’ll entertain me, I think I can highlight a few discrepancies that truly keep your proposition from running smoothly.

            – Your interpretation of Rev 12:14 implies Israel has to have salvation at the time. The problem with that is, God has never required Israel to be a Christian nation in order to preserve her. He has made provision many a time in the past, and it rests upon His promise alone that she endures.

            – Please don’t confuse the salvation of Israel, with the salvation of Jews. The salvation of Jews comes individually through their faith in Christ, as you pointed out from Acts 4:12. The salvation of Israel comes from God to the nation through His faithfulness. Neither is contingent upon the other.

            – The salvation of Israel found in Ezekiel 37 also requires the nation to be ruled by the true, and rightful King(Ezekiel 37:22).That can’t happen without the King(Jesus).

            – If the salvation of Israel comes before the tribulation, why would the third temple be rebuilt? And why would Israel be performing temple sacrifices 3 1/2 half years into tribulation? You highlight the point of Mosaic law yourself when you brought up Zechariah 14.

            – You assume Ezekiel 38 and 39 are the same event.

            – Ezekiel 39 seems to line up perfectly with Revelation 19. With Zechariah 12:10 and Ezekiel 39:29 describing the same thing, it also seems the salvation of Israel arrives after the battle of Armageddon.

            I tried to keep this response as tight as I could, and hopefully it will squeeze through. I Look forward to your response brother. God bless

          • Hi Hajeer,

            About four years ago, I created a website:

            http://www.ezekiel36-39.com/

            (Hopefully, I’ll be able to update it this summer.)

            Basically, I went through all the scriptures detailing the return of Israel to God. It was an interesting exercise. And, I believe that it will be of use to you, as you think about this. Remember that the Bible does not, and cannot, contradict itself – both old and new testaments.

            But, to your points.

            First point – technically true… but, do you really believe that the reference is to an ‘unsaved’ Israel here? The syntax tells me that this is a ‘saved’ Israel.

            Second – This is an issue of ‘terms of reference’. Since salvation can ONLY be through Christ, therefore we are speaking of a personal, individual salvation of each Jew that survives in the Land of Israel. Please reread Ezekiel 36. THAT is salvation in Christ.

            Third – No. This is incorrect. You missed Ezekiel 36. Ezekiel 36, 37, 38 and 39 are a tetrad. I have called it the ‘Ezekiel Tetrad’. Remember that God calls the children of Israel BACK to the Land of Israel – WHILE they are still unrighteous. Only AFTERWARDS does God cleanse them.

            Fourth – You are assuming that Zechariah 14 occurs BEFORE the Millennium. This is incorrect. Zechariah 14 describes the end of the Tribulation, the beginning of the Millennium and the Millennium itself.

            Here’s a key verse:

            …and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. – Zechariah 14:5b

            Fifth – They ARE the same event. Read this:

            http://www.ezekielsfire.com/chapter-two/ezekiel-38-and-39-tetrad-three-and-four/

            Sixth – How could Ezekiel 39 line up ‘perfectly’ with Revelation 19? You will have to describe that to me, because that makes no sense. The Battle of Armageddon is in Revelation 16. And THAT appears to line up with Zechariah 14. Again, the salvation of Israel (as described in Ezekiel 36) CANNOT happen then.

            Good, concise questions, Hajeer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little
            omegashock.com

    • It’s a blessing for my soul to read this blog, both the content and the comments, thanks John, again.
      Maybe I am wrong, but please consider, that if you put modern names instead of countries/nations in Psalm 83 you end up with Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egipt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia as enemies of Israel. Looks like 1948, 1967, 1973, with the reason of wars and the outcome exactly predicted in Psalm 83.
      In Ezekiel we have (in modern names) Turkey, Iran, Libia, Sudan “and many people with them”. We all know what is current political situation of these countries. Did you notice, what Ahmet Davutoglu, PM of Turkey said month ago, when opening Yuksekova airport? He stated: “By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. … and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path to liberate Jerusalem.”
      I can’t help, but I see literal Ez 38, verse 14 here. Maybe it’s happening now, not somewhere in the future. My point is, I feel that sometimes the Bible offers us precise, technical description of events. And I pray to be able to recognize them (not saying that what I wrote above must be true, only God knows for sure).
      Anyway, one thing is certain, and most important – we should be brothers and witnesses to Christ, thanks, Hajeer!
      God bless you!

      • Chris,

        Thanks for your response. You make a valid argument, and I can’t say 100% that it is not as you have suggested. I’ll just direct you to the work of Bill Salus on the subject for why I lean towards Psalm 83 being the event leading into the 7 year peace treaty. Keep searching brother. God bless you too!

  4. Shalom John,

    greetings from the land flowing with milk and honeys 🙂

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your aunt. My nephew also lost his battle with cancer last year. Hard to accept but it is somewhat comforting to know that he has reached a place of safety, as has your aunt. I hate to think of the suffering of the very young and the elderly.

    Anyway, stay well.

    Ray

  5. Sorry to hear about your aunt. It sounds as though she was a Godly woman and is with her Savior now. Interesting take on the Chinese stock market and how the peasants there are investing all of their money in it. That is very reminiscent of the 1920’s in the U.S., and how people borrowed cash to buy stock. I read where you only needed 10% down on a share. Of course, the wealthy elites were tipped off about the money tightening by the new Federal Reserve, and the rest is an unfortunate history.

    What I understand about Greece is similar to our toxic mortgage derivatives meltdown of ’07-’08. Greek bond debt has been packaged as an ‘investment’, and then sold and resold all over the world. Deutsche Bank could be the new Lehman next week. They hold most of the obligations on the Greek junk bonds. I saw where two of there higher ups (DB) announced that they were soon stepping down. That is never a good sign.

    Like you, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and after the turmoil that is coming settles, He will return. I am banking upon a pre-Tribulation Rapture based upon what the scriptures say to me. Let’s hope that is the case. God bless you all.

  6. I receive your newsletter and read it regularly. I also share it with my spouse, who is more of a Bible scholar than I am and I run stuff by him frequently. He decided to download your book this morning and is reading it now. This is basically a miracle, because he hates reading books. We have been married for 9 years and in that time he has only read the Bible, one novel (Dumas Keys), and The Harbinger. Within only a page or so he turns to me and says…”What is the name of that book you always talk about and tried to get me to read…the one about EMP’s”, me “One Second After” I read it three times.” Well he is impressed that it is referenced and we discuss that a bit. Now he is still reading so I am sure I will need to download to my laptop so I read also. Keep up the good work, there are many that need to hear the truth. Thanks.

  7. Thank you John Little for your wisdom and knowledge!

    May God always direct your path.

    Your brother in the Lord!

    Ray
    Australia

  8. Hi John,

    I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your Aunt. 🙁

    I’m almost finished reading your Ezekiel’s Fire pdf. Thanks again.

  9. Brother John, I have been looking at the illuminati aka satan’s deceived puppets , and their has been a lot of talk about something happening during the last blood moon.

    From Pope francis visiting us in September during this blood moon, to talk about an asteroid falling to earth ( wormwood maybe ?)

    To the shemitah cycle completing itself and another economy collapse happens ( this time on a world wide scale )

    as I was searching for clues and other brothers in Christ were giving me opinions, I stumbled onto Tom Horn and his comment about how Pope francis is going to be giving an address on 9/23 to Congress, and on 9/24 an address to the UN council.

    he was talking about the world wide deception that would fall upon the world.

    wouldn’t it be something if Pope francis ended his statement that Aliens exist, and that he has been in contact with them , after all the vaticans space telescopes are even more advanced than America with some of the most powerful telescopes in the world at their disposal.

    True Christians will know that this is part of the deceptions, because I view Aliens or little green men as demons and fallen angels in disguise to get the masses to fall for their ruse.

    I see this deception as a potential world wide deceptive lie that many will fall for.

    also I forgot to mention that CERN will be turned up to its peak in September. and I fear that CERN ( large hadron collider , LHC ) may be the trigger event that unlocks the door to the abyss which will unlock hell on earth.

    alas , I am not sure what will happen, all I can do is cling to the LORD and witness to unbelievers about his return to get people to think about their eternal outcome.

    God bless you in JESUS name and stay strong in the WORD OF GOD!

    • Hi Shehab,

      Uncertainty can be what hurts the most. You WANT to know, but can’t. But, you have the right idea.

      Hold onto the Lord with all your might. He will see you through.

      As for the other things that you mentioned… I wouldn’t worry too much. I don’t. God has plans to thwart their designs.

      Keep up the good work, brother Shehab. We were chosen for this time.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Laudato Si
      Laudato Si (Be Praised) is Jesuit Pope Francis’ Teaching Paper on the Human-Earth relationship. Delivered on June 18th at the start of Ramadan, anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, conception of John the Baptist and 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Why Ramadan? Francis says “The Quran and Bible teach Jesus, Muhammad, Jehovah and Allah are all names of the same God” Not quite; Abraham offers Isaac in the Bible; in the Quran Abraham offers Ishmael. Muhammad was a Quyraish (Koresh or Korahite from Num 16) Bedouin; Allah is the 4000 yr old Arab moon god Sin; Jehovah is the Covenant Name of God in Flesh he carries on the “Twisted Crucifix” carried by Pagans to celebrate victory over God at the Crucifixion. Waterloo propelled the Edomite Rothschild Dynasty to control of European and US Treasuries by deception. The Statue of Liberty is Isis, her back turned to her nation facing the Rising Sun (Eze 8 may ring a Baal). The Ramadan Crescent Moon sighting “Hilal” means “Lucifer”; Allah is the 4000 year old Arab moon god “Sin”; Lucifer is the “Man of Sin”. Make sense? Then get JESUS in your life! The world will soon be a giant “Killing Field”.
      International Bankers had their “Money Changing tables” turned over by Jesus 2000 years ago who called them a “Den of Thieves”. Via England signing the Magna Carta June 15, 1215, the City of London Corp and its untold wealth of Gold, Diamonds and property is under Jesuit control. This 3rd Beast “Dominion” (Dan 7:6)is Edomite; their intent is to kill everyone in covenant with God (Gen 27:40 KJV). This will be done by the 4th Beast (Dan 7:7). Who escapes the hand of the Antichrist? Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites (Dan 11:41) That’s why they will hand it all over to him.
      Francis claims Climate Change is the result of Man’s “Dominion” over Nature, something God instructed Adam to do. The allegedly celibate Church leader with an openly Gay Carmerlengo (Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran) also has trouble understanding “Go forth and multiply”. The Encyclical released by the Bishop of Rome essentially calls for the death of 6.3 Billion of Earth’s 7.3 Billion people who are committing Sins against “Mother Nature” by living. Francis writes “Praise for the Lord and his sister Mother Nature” directed at all 7.3 Billion people committing Sins against her. Think 6 Million who died in the Holocaust was bad? Multiply that number by 1000.
      Rosicrucians depict Jesus on a man-made Cross (He was on a Tree between 2 Thieves) with INRI meaning “Nature is Renewed by Fire”. Worship of Tammuz is the reason the Glory of the LORD departed Solomon’s Temple and why Jesus departed the 2nd Temple on the same route to Heaven for the same reason. Tammuz means “Purify by Fire”.

      [SORRY, THAT WAS WAAAY TOO LONG. HERE IS THE SOURCE FOR THE ABOVE:

      http://www.theresnothingnew.org/index/mn41082/Calendar_of_Current_Events

      – JL]

      • Hi ‘a brother’,

        A lot of fascinating stuff there.

        Unfortunately, it appears that the website where he above comes from veers towards gnosticism. I don’t know HOW gnostic the site is, but it worries me. Gnositc Christians are NOT saved. Gnosticism is heresy. Please be careful.

        Furthermore, delving further into the website, there are quite a few antiBiblical and heretical elements. Racism, Antisemitism and anti-Zionism is against the Bible and against God.

        Please be careful, AB. Rebellion against God is unsafe.

        Yours in Christ,

        John Little
        omegashock.com

        • To John Little,
          Thank you for your input.
          I ran the material by you for just that purpose.
          I came across the site not long ago and found it very interesting and wanted another’s opinion on it.
          Being a little more specific about your stated concerns would be very much appreciated.

          The LAST thing I want to do is rebel against The Almighty.

          Thanks again,
          a brother

          • Hi AB,

            This is great news. It always worries me when someone posts something that might be a sign that they might go down a wrong path.

            The website that you drew your comment from throws up a red flag for me:

            Anti-Zionism

            (I originally thought that the site’s author leaned towards gnosticism, but it appears that I wasn’t reading carefully enough.)

            Please read Ezekiel 36.

            https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+36&version=KJV

            THAT is Zionism.

            Notice also that God doesn’t ‘save’ Israel spiritually and cleanse them until AFTER they are in the Land of Israel. To go against the process of God bringing the children of Jacob into the Land of Israel… well …that is going against what God is doing. THAT is rebellion and very dangerous.

            Read more about what I think about Ezekiel 36, here:

            http://www.ezekielsfire.com/chapter-two/ezekiel-36-and-37-tetrad-one-and-two/

            There is also another problem that I have with the site. The writer spends far too much time tracking the esoteric intricacies of Luciferianism. Trying to get to the bottom of all the foolishness of such doctrines is… well …somewhat less than worthwhile. In fact, I suspect that Satan WANTS us to try and plumb the depths of his depravity.

            Furthermore, I believe that there are quite a few conspiracy theories out there that are ‘red herrings’ – put there for the purpose of leading researchers down a false trail.

            In the end, I’m not interested in what is wrong with what people believe. I look to what is right, and what I need to do to help people see that.

            Thank you for bearing with me on that, AB. I hope that I’ve made sense to you.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little
            omegashock.com

  10. SO… WHEN?

    That is the big question. The big EMP/war or whatever that is so life altering (or ending) may be 20-30 or more years away, right? I mean, my boy is going to Taiwan in November with friends to have an adventure. That’s after this September/October, when so much doom is predicted.

    It’s hard being the crazy one that thinks something nasty is coming down the pike. It would be SO easy to just think everything is going to be fine. Because for my whole life (55 years) it has been…

    • Hi Joe,

      I understand. I’m not far behind you in age, and everything really does feel fine – until you look closely at the cracks in the foundation. But, that’s always the way it is. One day it’s sunshine and chirpy birds. The next is Visigoths in your backyard, stealing your chickens.

      My hope is that the financial collapse will begin slowly this Fall, although I kinda doubt it. I expect several million to die as a result. Martial Law in America. Destruction of Syria. Reorganization of the Middle East. All within the next two years – or less.

      After that – Ezekiel’s Fire and a billion dead. Maybe more.

      Seven to ten years after that, the Antichrist. Then, all Hell breaks loose.

      I figure a total of seven billion dead by 2030.

      Of course, few of us will die of old age, anyway.

      Grim news. But, we win in the end.

      Hold the Lord close, Joe. He’ll see you through.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  11. I am building in a rural area. We poured the foundation Saturday.

    We should be done in September. I’m building in some resilient things… large propane tanks, wood burning fireplace heater insert (heavily wooded lot) solar power, garden etc.

    Lets pray I finish in time, and get my current house sold. I feel we are at the top of the real estate market.

    I have had a feeling of foreboding since late 2010…

  12. John,

    Thank you for fostering this discussion, but I maintain my original position. I’ll make this my last entry of the thread just to address the question you had of me, and to make sure my points aren’t misrepresented.

    – I did not state, nor do I believe, that salvation can be found outside of Christ. What I did say, was that the salvation of the nation, and that of the people, are two separate things. One deals with a persons willful acceptance of Jesus as their savior, the other deals with an entire nation coming to God, with Jesus at it’s head.

    – Eze 36:24-28 and Eze 37:21-25 are mirror verses. Eze 37 makes it clear that saved Israel is ruled by Jesus, so no, I didn’t forget Eze 36 at all. The word is very clear about the sequence of Israel’s return, and cleansing.

    – I was addressing the argument you put forward in regards to new covenant worship not following after Mosaic law. I was not directly referencing Zec 14. Again though, a pre-tribulation saved Israel would not be performing temple sacrifices 3 1/2 years into the tribulation.

    – Rev 16 briefly mentions Armageddon. Rev 19 actually describes the event. Here is how it correlates to Eze 39: Rev 19:17-18,21 and Eze 39:4,17-18. You also failed to address the Zec 12:10 and Eze 39:29 connection. There is also the Zec 12:11 and Rev 16:16 connection. So it seems Eze 39 and Rev 19 have another connection in Zec 12.

    I’ll leave off with Rom 3:4, and Pro 2:6. Truly brother, I speak only in love. Let the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be forever with you.

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