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The Great Tribulation: What it Will be Like: Part 2

 

Today I want to cover some general points before getting into the effects of the tribulation on specific nations. 

We understand that the tribulation will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem, then escalate to almost immediately occupy Judah and Egypt, and that Israel will fall at the same time; and that ultimately the whole world will be affected. 

Ezekiel 5 speaks of  fully 1/3rd of Judah and Israel dying by warfare.  We generally know who Judah is, but who is Israel? 

Israel is Jacob and his 12 sons including Judah; but Joseph is given a double portion in Ephraim and Manasseh while Levi is torn away from Israel to be the tribe of God.  Therefore with the double portion of Joseph there are yet 10 other tribes of Jacob.  However when the scriptures speak of Israel they are speaking primarily of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh as the head or leading tribe of Israel. 

Joseph was given the double portion of the first born replacing Reuben, and as the first born with the double portion, Joseph  bears the double responsibility to set a godly example and lead the other sons of Jacob in faithfulness to God. It is for this reason that Jacob blessed Joseph and said that Ephraim and Manasseh were to have the name of Jacob [Israel], and scripture refers primarily to them as the Head of all the tribes of Israel. 

Gen 48:15   And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Scripturally it is the tribe of Joseph, divided into Ephraim [The British people including Australia, New Zealand and Canada] and Manasseh {The United States founding peoples]; which are the leaders of the rest of Israel and bear the greatest responsibility for leading their brothers.  Therefore when “Israel” is used in prophecy and in scripture it is fundamentally Joseph FIRST and the others secondarily that are being referred to. 

This makes a difference in understanding Ezekiel 5 where 1/3rd of Israel is to die in war.  We need to understand that this does not mean every third person in all the Israelite countries.  The vast bulk of the bloodshed in war will be in those nations of a military character, that is Britain and the United States. 

Perhaps few will die by the sword of war in Sweden or Iceland; yet that will be compensated by the many dying in America or Britain.  It is probably that after the defeat of Britain and America, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia will simply say: Yes sir!  and accept what is required of them.  I am trying to explain the 1/3rd dead by war, may mean more in one place and less in another. 

America and Britain

The next point is that those killed by the sword need not all die instantaneously at the same time.  There may well be nuclear strikes on key sites and bases, but very large numbers will be killed in internal conflicts. 

Today in America and Britain almost half of their populations are made up of large minority groups.

Remember the race riots of the 60’s and factor into that equation; drought, mass famine, thirst in various areas, hunger and disease in the starving population.; causing people to struggle for the available resources.  Not a pretty site as great riots will erupt with the have not’s seeking to take what little the haves have.  Very many will die in these internal battles and such riot’s will increase as the necessities get more and more scarce over 3 1/2 years.

Not just nuclear strikes but the collapse of the economic system will prevent the import of needed fuel and food during extreme drought conditions.  Many will rise up to try and take for themselves as governments fail to cope, making the situation even worse.  Then in the extremity the governments will have to shoot looters on sight. 

Take away those welfare cheques and food stamps; cut off the flow of cocaine from the noses of, and end the flow of heroin into the veins of millions; take the fuel out of the cars and the food out of the mouths of the masses; then see what happens!

These riots will further disrupt any remaining distribution centers and overwhelm medical facilities, which will already be overwhelmed by a weak population being afflicted with many diseases. 

A starving weakened population will be afflicted by diseases such as influenza, or one of the more modern diseases, possibly mutated by a few nuclear explosions could bring on mass epidemics, and depleted medical facilities will not be able to cope;  hence massive deaths from disease and pestilence. 

Pestilence is the crop eating insects and rodents that will eat the remaining crops in the fields and will enter the storage bins and eat up much of the stored  grain while spreading disease as well.   

Could there even be a massive outbreak of Bubonic Plague from rat fleas?  Plague is endemic in the United States.  In the United States and possibly Britain; we are likely to see limited nuclear strikes, along with a cyber attack and economic collapse. 

The greatest suffering of all is often the victor demanding spoil from the defeated. Suppose the victor demands large amounts of food and other things, looting the defeated; or face more attacks? 

Along with these things God has been restraining massive earthquakes on the West Cost and in other areas.  When that restraint is removed the already long expected Big One will probably come and major earthquakes could also come in the Easy central region.  The danger of an eruption of the Yellowstone system which could devastate as much as 20% of the United States is very very great.   

An eruption of the Yellowstone volcano could affect three quarters of the US. The greatest danger would be within 600 miles of the blast where 90 per cent of people could be killed. Large numbers of people would die across the country after inhaling volcanic ash. Inhaled ash forms a cement-like mixture in human lungs.  Some articles on the Yellowstone volcano.

The New Europe could use cyber expertise to seize control of the GPS system and blind the American military which is now totally dependent on that system. 

Many Americans do not realize that their ballistic missile systems, including the missiles on the Ohio Class submarines are obsolete, have not been properly maintained, are totally dependent on the GPS system; and are subject to being disabled by cyber attack.  As part of the rise of the New Europe; Obama may even take these weapons off line as a cost cutting measure. 

Babylon could just walk in and take over $60 billion or more of American weaponry stored in Europe, while American warships could seek refuge and be surrendered to the new Europe or to Asian nations after their command and control is destroyed, as part of any surrender deal.

In Asia, Australia and New Zealand may face the same drought conditions and economic collapse.

My point is that this will not be an instant “Nuke: everyone is dead!” situation, but rather a combination of events that defeats the US without occupying it, [Except possibly certain key strategic sites.] and then progressively leads to total collapse over the course of 3 1/2 years.  While other less military Israelite countries may suffer but not feel the full weight of correction until some time later.   This will be a 3 1/2 year process.

Judah 

Judah is to be immediately occupied beginning with Jerusalem when the miracle working man of sin goes to the holy place.  The whole temple mount is holy.   We know that the Jewish Extremists have done and are doing everything they can to prevent a peace deal and that they will conti9nue to do so. 

While most Israelis will want peace, will approve the peace deal and will probably think of the pope as a moral man of peace, the Jewish extremists will not.  When the miracle working pope goes to the holy place these Jewish extremists will be doing all they can to destroy the peace deal that the Israeli government has agreed upon and there could even by large anti peace anti pope demonstrations to greet this pope. 

When this abomination who leads people to follow himself and his organization instead of following the whole Word of God [just as the COG Groups do today] therefore also being abominations to Christ]  goes to the holy mount; the tribulation will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem by the foreign peacekeepers.  Of course Israel will resist that and the Jewish state will be occupied by the new Europe along with the countries that Israel broke their peace deal with.  

Psalm 83 says that Turkey, Jordan, Syria, the Arab countries and the new Europe [Assur, Germany] will occupy the land.  Europe will go in as a peacekeeper but the others will attack out of decades of frustration and anger. 

The peacekeeping European forces will have much trouble in maintaining order especially during the first months as an orgy of bloodletting by the enemies of the Jewish State takes place.  Then as things begin to settle down it will become policy to remove Judah from Palestine. At the same time the Palestinians and their allies will shut up the Jews into ghettos inside Palestine, awaiting deportation, and will treat them even worse that the Jews treated the Palestinians. Very many Jews will be removed form the land, but not all of the millions can be removed quickly and many will still remain on the land when Messiah comes. 

From the time that the abomination stands on the holy mount until Messiah the Christ comes will be a time, times and half a time, or 42 months, or 1,260 days or 3 1/2 years. 

Dan 12:7   And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. 

Revelation 11:2   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

Revelation 13:4  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue [To make war]  forty and two months.

We must also understand that less than half of Jewry lives in Palestine.  The rest of the Jews living among other peoples will also suffer greatly, as anti Semitism reigns because the Jews had reneged on their peace agreement and are seen along with America and Britain as warmongers. 

This tribulation on Judah and Israel [Mainly America and Britain although including the other Israelite countries] will not be an instant destruction, but will begin with defeat and then continue to grow worse and worse until Christ comes. 

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Those who claim that Europe is not strong enough to defeat the United States are IGNORANT; not understanding that the whole world will be allied with them, or supporting them, or cheering from the galleries! 

Not understating that it is Almighty God who is against us for are many abominations, and who is working to humble the entire world, to preparte for the coming of Messiah the Christ! 

If God be for us, who can resist us?  and, If God be against us, who can save us?

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  1. Thanks for this post. Do you think people should be preparing practically as well as spiritually ? The is much information about preppers storing food, water, survival equipment, deciding on possible bug out places. Or should people wait on The Lord only.

    God has promised to care for his faithful. It is impossible to prepare for this or to escape the correction of God if we refuse to zealously obey him and reject going to the place that God has prepared. Anything stored up would be taken by others or spoil. God’s two servants will tell us what to do, and those who reject them will have to pay the price. The ONLY way is to seek the LORD with all our hearts and to follow his Word fully, to be spiritually prepared, and then God will take care of the rest. James

  2. Great advice, James!

  3. I just don’t understand, No matter how much you store what will we do when someone comes to us starving and asks for some food? And if it is a little child. If we store this even before the two witness come are we not failing to trust God? We can do nothing without Him.

    That is correct. The only way to prepare ourselves for God’s correction is to make sure we are close to him and correct ourselves. Jesus said to take no excessive worry over our physical circumstances and instead put the striving for the spiritual things of the kingdom first and all else will be provided. James

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