LNW: End Times Prophecy: Update No. 3

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Update No. 3

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Follow us on twitter @LateNightWatch; read the daily headlines and respective articles, and find out for yourself and see Biblical prophecy unfolding before your very eyes.  God’s word stands; He cannot and will not lie for He is the Righteous, Just and Holy God, Who knows the end from the beginning, and everything in between.

FOCAL POINT

This UPDATE is on Ezekiel 38:13:  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

SUMMARY POINTS

In our previous update Gog/Magog focused on Russia, Iran/Hizballah, Turkey & Syria’s formulated alignment in defense of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad’s control of Syria.  At that time they were amassing at the Syrian/Iraqi/Jordanian Al-Tanf border crossing being protected by the U.S. led coalition forces (see here).

Recently this month an oddity has occurred with Saudi Arabia (Ezekiel 38:13).  Most of the older commentators see this verse as one of congratulations from Sheba & Dedan (Arabia) to Gog who has come up against God’s elect Israel to make war and take spoil.

Now this is truly an incredible event of Saudi Arabia trekking off to see Russia, not only once by a younger Saudi Prince, but also of just recently by the Saudi Monarch himself.  The article gives a very good picture of Saudi Arabia’s reasoning for approaching Russia, but the timing is of God’s direction.

One has to ask what Saudi Arabia needs with Russian made S-400 missile systems?  Who are the Saudis expecting to fire them at?  Certainly not Turkey (who also recently purchased the S-400 missile systems from Russia) or Iran (Iran has S-300 systems from Russia).  And, why would Saudi Arabia just now purchase THAAD missile systems from the U.S.?

This is a situation continuing to unfold and from a prophetic viewpoint we should wait for further information and God’s revealing purposes.

An article on Libya being prepped for inclusion into the Gog/Magog fold can be found here.  Remaining to join the Gog confederacy is Gomer (some consider to be Germany or Crimea) and Ethiopia (some consider to be Sudan) (see the Table of Nations).

Gog/Magog (Ezekiel 38:13) related headlines:

LNW will have updates forth coming as events support it.

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LNW: End Times Prophecy: Update No. 2

End Times Prophecy Fulfillment

Today’s Headlines on twitter

Update No. 2

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LNW Note: To get the most out of Commentaries that incorporate the Hebrew and Greek spellings, use an interlinear Bible.

Follow us on twitter @LateNightWatch; read the daily headlines and respective articles, and find out for yourself and see Biblical prophecy unfolding before your very eyes.  God’s word stands; He cannot and will not lie for He is the Righteous, Just and Holy God, Who knows the end from the beginning, and everything in between.

FOCAL POINT

This UPDATE on Gog/Magog (Ezekiel 38) uses this article as the substantive foundation for what follows in the SUMMARY POINTS below.

SUMMARY POINTS

In our previous update Gog/Magog focused on Russia, Iran/Hizballah, Turkey & Syria’s formulated alignment in defense of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad’s control of Syria.  At that time they were amassing at the Syrian/Iraqi/Jordanian Al-Tanf border crossing being protected by the U.S. led coalition forces (see here).

Now, much more emboldened by Russia’s “proven” leadership and protection, Iran & Hezbollah have literally encircled Israel from Gaza to the Golan (Syria) and Lebanon borders.  Also note that Iran is building a troop landing terminal in the port of Tartus in Syria (Iran does not need this to fight battles in Syria – only to battle Israel in the near future).

A point to note is Iran’s friendly interactions with the DPRK (North Korea) and the shipment of chemical arms to Syria.  Syria has been, perhaps in a left-handed way, the testing ground for these arms which Iran most likely would try to use on Israel at some point.

It is worth noting that Turkey is also expanding in Syria as well as Iraq, while Hezbollah tightens its grip on Lebanon (see below).  Turkey’s plans are to develop and rule a Caliphate in the Middle East.  Should such come about, it would strive to annihilate Israel (something to which Russia might use to its advantage against Israel).

Ezekiel 38:7  Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. – Russia has been doing this “preparing” of all its company for the past few years, and, most recently with Iran & Turkey in the Middle East.  And we can see in the current Middle East debacle, of Russia’s “be thou a guard unto them” by way of providing effective defensive coverage, staying in the immediate area with the necessary resources to assist them.  These deployed Russian resources keep the U.S. and Israel at a distance presently, and perhaps the U.S. completely; for God Himself will defend Israel from Gog and his company (see Ezekiel 38:18-23).

An article on Libya being prepped for inclusion into the Gog/Magog fold can be found here.

Gog/Magog (Ezekiel 38) related headlines:

LNW will have updates forth coming as events support it.

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LNW: End Times Prophecy: Update No. 1

End Times Prophecy Fulfillment

Today’s Headlines on twitter

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LNW Note: To get the most out of Commentaries that incorporate the Hebrew and Greek spellings, use an interlinear Bible.

FOCAL POINT

Biblical “End Times” prophecy is unfolding before our very eyes today – from the Old Testament such as Ezekiel 38, Daniel 9-12, and, from the New Testament, Jesus’ words in the Gospels (Matthew 24 & 25; Mark 13; Luke 21), the Apostle Paul from Acts 20:17-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:1-9, from Jude 1-25, and the Apostle John from Revelation 6:1-8.

Follow us on twitter @LateNightWatch – read the daily headlines and respective articles and find out for yourself.

SUMMARY POINTS

Below is a summary view of some of the “birth pangs” Jesus mentioned as recorded in Matthew 25 and Mark 13.  It is not meant to be a specific detailed accounting, but to give a high-level overview; to stir up our hearts and minds to take notice of God’s prophetic word unfolding in the world around us, to give us substance for prayer before God Almighty.  May the Holy Spirit guide us in those prayers.

God is doing such mighty and awesome things in the fulfilling of Biblical prophecy and it is a blessing to be alive to witness them.  From the very possible prophetic actions of Gog/Magog and his horde surrounding Israel (alignment of Russia, Iran & Turkey (the rest will come: Gomer: Germany, Ethiopia: Sudan, Put: Libya)) on Israel’s borders with Syria (Israel being surrounded by armies), to the various prophecies of the Apostate church, wars and rumors of wars (ISIS, N. Korea, Iran, Russia & Ukraine, Afghanistan, Somalia, Philippines, the list goes on), nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the setting of the stage in the EU through continued civil dissatisfaction with national policies for the revealing of the Antichrist. EU is also developing out their very own “national” military and intelligence services, as well as its own space programs and other “national” agencies.

Gog/Magog (Ezekiel 38): Just recently (May 2017) Russia, Iran/Hizballah, Turkey & Syria have formulated an alignment in defense of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad’s control of Syria.  At this time they are amassing at the Syrian/Iraqi/Jordanian Al-Tanf border crossing being protected by the U.S. led coalition forces (see here). 

Additional Gog/Magog (Ezekiel 38) related headlines:

·   Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle

·   Turkey’s accelerated drift from Europe

·   Russia, Iran and Turkey announce farcical new Syria peace plan

·   Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria

·   Russia says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

·   Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

·   Fifteen Russian navy vessels in E. Mediterranean, spokesman says

·   Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria

·   Russian monitors for Syrian Golan – not Iranians

·   Iraq’s Iran-backed paramilitary advances toward Syria border

·   Russia’s 4 Syrian ceasefire zones – Kremlin spin

·   Iran’s nat’l security adviser in Moscow to discuss US involvement in Syria

·   Russia: Syria safe zones to be shut for U.S., coalition planes – agencies

·   Turkey builds a northern Syria ‘National Army’ from Free Syrian Army militias

Jude 1-25: Jude throughout, is an overall umbrella for the below concerns.  Jude is also summarized in 2 Peter 2.

Apostate Church (Acts 20:17-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-5): The church today is in a very sad state.  Many churches are quietly joining the ranks of the Apostate church while looking as though they are sound-in-the-faith normal churches. Do not be deceived, even mainline churches are following after the apostates; many national and globally known pastors/teachers, theologians are succumbing to this false Christianity (see here & here).

The Form of Godliness (2 Timothy 3:1-9): It seems these days everyone is a “Christian” not only in the U.S. but also abroad when it suits their need.  Not a day goes by where local city, county and state officials, law enforcement officials, school officials, federally elected officials, and even church clergy thumb their nose at the legal system, breaking civil laws that get in the way of their obtaining what they want.  These set a negative example to their constituency and the younger generation follows their example. This creates a society on the verge of chaos, primed for the Antichrist. Keep an eye on civil unrest subsequent to this type of political rebellion.

The beginning of the birth pangs (Matthew 24:6-7, Mark 13:6-7, Luke 21:9-10): Wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom.  This is reflected in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse below.

Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8): Perhaps the first Horseman of the Apocalypse is a spirit of war that is driving the nations to war against one another and providing a culmination of fatigue within the citizens of the world to facilitate not only the seven year peace treaty between Israel and their enemies, but sweeps Antichrist to power and the full revival of the old Roman Empire uniting both east & western segments (two feet & ten toes of Daniel). Especially in these days of the End Times this is most prominent by such as ISIS, Syria, Iraq, N. Korea, Iran, Russia & Ukraine, Afghanistan, Somalia, Philippines, the list goes on, and will go on until Armageddon which will include the uniting of all the armies of the world against Jesus Christ at His second coming (Rev 16:12-16 & 19:11-21).

Antichrist & The Kings of the East (Revelation 13 & 16:12): Once the Roman Empire is reestablished, then comes the wars with the kings of the East – China is beginning to rise on the world stage; trying to unite the Far East Asian Nations under her banner (most recently that of the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam).  China has just begun to interact with the EU as the US and NATO begins to decline under our current administration.  Not saying the U.S. decline is a bad thing, as it must decline for the EU (revived Roman Empire) to rise in prominence.  Note, only those nations that originally belonged to the old Roman Empire will be part of the new in the form of the EU.  Notice the UK has removed itself from the EU – the enemy is struggling against this but the UK will eventually exit the EU.

No matter how hard the world tries, there will be no peace in Israel until the coming of Antichrist brings about the seven year peace treaty with Israel.  This act is the eye opening hallmark that tells us that our Savior is at the door.  Let us resolve in our hearts now to remain faithful and diligent to the end, for He will not fail us.

Additional EU/Antichrist Rev 13 related headlines:

Additional Kings of the East Rev 16:12 related headlines:

·   Mogherini sees EU military HQ “within days”

·   Chinese, Iranians who sold missile tech to Syria hit with US sanctions

·   Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

·   Thailand, China vow to further enhance bilateral defence ties

·   China and Europe: Together we can make a difference

·   China’s Xi says navy should become world class

·   New HQ to take charge of EU military missions

·   China holds first joint exercise with Myanmar Navy

·   As U.S. retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit

·   Leaders of China, South Korea could meet as early as July at G20 meeting: South Korea envoy

·   NATO’s diminishing military function

·   China conducts training for Philippine Coast Guard officials

·   Trump’s loss is Li’s gain as Berlin rolls out red carpet for China’s PM

·   Japan, China to hold finance talks amid concerns on protectionism, North Korea

 

LNW will have updates forth coming as events support it.

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LNW: Prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming with Hyperlinks

Subject

Scripture Verse

Scripture

Link (ASV)

Commentary

Link

Certainty of His Coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.

Matthew 16:27

Matthew Henry

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:3

Matthew Henry

which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, which was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.

Acts 1:11

Matthew Henry

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:

1 Thessalonians 4:16

Matthew Henry

and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power, in flaming fire, rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus:

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8

Matthew Henry

so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for him, unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:28

Matthew Henry

I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

Revelation 3:11

Matthew Henry

Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is.

Revelation 22:12

Matthew Henry

The Time of His Coming is Unknown

Therefore be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24:44

Matthew Henry

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

Matthew 25:13

Matthew Henry

But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Mark 13:32

Matthew Henry

Resurrection of all Dead

and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: 33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36 naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. 46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.

Matthew 25:32-46

Matthew Henry

Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done ill, unto the resurrection of judgment.

John 5:28-29

Matthew Henry

Judgment

But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: 33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Matthew 25:31-33

Matthew Henry

Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Matthew Henry

and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power 8 in flaming fire, rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus: 9 who shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all them that believed (because our testimony unto you was believed) in that day.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

Matthew Henry

And to these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have ungodly wrought, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Jude 14-15

Matthew Henry

And I saw, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud I saw one sitting like unto a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Revelation 14:14

Matthew Henry

Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is.

Revelation 22:12

Matthew Henry

Glorification of the Saints

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Mark 13:26-27

Matthew Henry

For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.

Philippians 3:20-21

Matthew Henry

When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.

Colossians 3:4

Matthew Henry

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: 17 then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Matthew Henry

when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all them that believed (because our testimony unto you was believed) in that day.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

Matthew Henry

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: 8 henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day: and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Matthew Henry

Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according unto God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 Peter 5:2-4

Matthew Henry

Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.

1 John 3:2

Matthew Henry

Destruction of the World

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness, 12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2 Peter 3:10-13

Matthew Henry

Jesus Delivers the Kingdom to the Father

But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ’s, at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be abolished is death. 27 For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is excepted who did subject all things unto him. 28 And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Matthew Henry

Work of Salvation Finished

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: 17 then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Matthew Henry

Hope of His Second Coming is the Call to Obedience and Faithfulness

and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you; 13 to the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

Matthew Henry

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for these things, give diligence that ye may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his sight. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:14, 17-18

Matthew Henry

Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

Revelation 3:3, 11

Matthew Henry

The Signs of His Second Coming

And he spake to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees: 30 when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now nigh. 31 Even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all things be accomplished. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare: 35 for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth. 36 But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Luke 21:29-36

Matthew Henry

Assurance of His Second Coming

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

John 14:27

Matthew Henry

And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, which was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.

Acts 1:10-11

Matthew Henry

being confident of this very thing, that he which began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 1:6

Matthew Henry

For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise. 37 For yet a very little while, He that cometh shall come, and shall not tarry.

Hebrews 10:36-37

Matthew Henry

Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:7-8

Matthew Henry

He which testifieth these things saith, Yea: I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:20

Matthew Henry

His Second Coming Revealed

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord’s death till he come.

1 Corinthians 11:26

Matthew Henry

LNW: Prophecies of End Times with Hyperlinks

Prophecy

Category

Scripture

Notes

Scripture

References

Matthew Henry

Commentary

Days of Noah & Lot Rise in spiritism & “signs & wonders”, Scoffers, Persecution, Aberrant Behavior, Self Serving Hearts.

Gen 6.1-9, Gen 19,

Luke 17.26, Jude 1

Gen 6.1-9, Gen 19,

Luke 17.26

Re-Gathered in to the Land Jews continue to pour in to Israel as God spoke in His Word.  God uses various means/ways, such as the current financial crisis or anti-Semitism!  See also Jeremiah 30.10-11.

Isaiah 43.5-7, Isaiah 54.7,

Jeremiah 16.14-15

Isaiah 43.5-7, Isaiah 54.7,

Jeremiah 16.14-15

Call Upon the Name of the LORD Isaiah 44.3-5 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and streams upon the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses. One shall say, I am Jehovah’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto Jehovah, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

Joel 2:32  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call.

Isaiah 44.3-5, Joel 2.28-29

Isaiah 44.3-5, Joel 2.28-29

Gog & Magog Preparation and preparedness of Russia and her allies for completion of Ezekiel 38.16.  (see Table of Nations)

Ezekiel 38.7-8

Table of Nations

Ezekiel 38.7-8

Increase in Knowledge & Travel Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Look at the technological advances just in the last 10 years.

Daniel 12.4b

Daniel 12.4b

Jerusalem a Cup of Trembling Nations that try to bring about “peace” in the Middle-East between Israel & her enemies, dividing the land and even Jerusalem, favoring Israel’s enemies, will wish they had not gotten involved.

Zech 12.1-9, Joel 3.2, 12

Zech 12.1-9, Joel 3.2, 12

Rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem It is inferred through scripture such as the return to animal sacrifices, and reference to Daniel (11.31  & 12.11)

Matt 24.15, Mark 13.14

Matt 24.15, Mark 13.14

Temple Rebuilt Rebuilt Temple is implied through the scriptures referencing the abomination of desolation – you can not have this unless you have a Temple.

Matt 24.15;

Mark 13.14; Daniel 9:27

Matt 24:15;

Mark 13:14; Daniel 9:27

Apostasy & Falling Away Many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other. Look how the apostate church is growing, as well as the dislike for Christians in general.

Matt 24:10, 2 Thes 2:3

Matt 24:10, 2 Thes 2:3

Birth Pangs / Nations in Perplexity Many lead astray, wars/rumors of war, famines, pestilences & earthquakes, Christian persecution, apostasy, excessive wickedness, terrors & great signs in the heavens, perilous times, personal stress and sorrows.

Matt 24.4-14, Mark 13,

Luke 21.5-36

Matt 24.4-14, Mark 13,

Luke 21.5-36

Jerusalem Encompassed by Armies Matthew 24.15/Daniel 9.27 “desolating sacrilege”, Daniel 11.44, Revelation 9.13-21, 16.12 (and Israel (the woman) who flee to a place prepared by God (Rev 12.6)). It is noteworthy today (February 2016) how Israel has become surrounded by armies.

Luke 21.20

Luke 21.20

Peace and Safety 1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

1 Thes 5.3

1 Thes 5.3

Lovers of Self Men will love themselves, money, and pleasure, but not God. The world is becoming very hedonistic.

2 Tim 3:1-5

2 Tim 3:1-5

One World Government Global Governance/Control of ALL Financial/Economic systems (keep an eye on biometric technologies), Initial European Ten Nation federation leading to all nations under one World Leader (Antichrist). See also Matt 24.4-5 and John 5.43.

Rev 6.2 & 13.1-8, Dan 2.41-44,

Dan 7.7-8, Dan 8.9-17, 23-25

Rev 6.2 & 13.1-8, Dan 2.41-44,

Dan 7.7-8, Dan 8.9-17, 23-25

White Horse – Conqueror Though this being is given a crown & bow, this is not Jesus; Some think Antichrist, some think regime change to bring about global democracy. (see Andrew Bonar’s Development of Antichrist)

Rev 6.2

Rev 6.2

Red Horse – Violence / War This would follow the white horse’s purpose of ruling by conquering through force if necessary such as regime change. Could also be a means (global wars) to promote the acceptance of the antichrist by world’s cry for peace at any cost.

Rev. 6.3-4

Rev. 6.3-4

Black Horse – Inflation & Famine Famine can be the result of Inflation and/or high unemployment, a means (economic) through which to conquer.

Rev 6.5-6

Rev 6.5-6

Pale Horse – Death and Hell Sword (war/violent crime), Famine & Pestilence (disease)

Rev 6.7-8

Rev 6.7-8

Kings of the East This could be Iran, China, India, etc. (Kings that are East of the Euphrates River).

Rev 16.12

Rev 16.12

Fall of Babylon If Revelation refers to a literal Babylon, then it stands to reason that it is rebuilt in the last days and becomes very prosperous by means of global trade. Yet, perhaps the city where Antichrist makes his “seat of government”.

Rev. 16.19, Rev 18.2, 10,21

Rev. 16.19, Rev 18.2, 10,21

LNW – Thomas Manton & Andrew Bonar Comparison

Thomas Manton & Andrew Bonar Comparison

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As you compare Thomas Manton’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2, and Andrew Bonar’s commentary on Development of Antichrist, you will notice a vast difference between each view as to the Pope and the Roman Catholic church as they relate each to Apostasy, the Apostate church, and the Antichrist.

Thomas Manton (1620-1677) was writing shortly after the Reformation brought about by Martin Luther in the late 1500’s when the Pope and Roman Catholic church were greatly seen in an Antichrist light; whereas Andrew Bonar (1810-1892) wrote approximately 300 years after the Reformation period with a keen insight as to the role democracy was to play in the latter days (thanks to the recent (1776) formation of the United States of America – the only then current experiment in true democracy (iron and clay) at that time).

Thomas Manton provides a very good view of Popery and Papal practices and the current methodology of Roman Catholicism which seems to have changed little over the centuries; but also has a tendency to spiritualize key scriptures in order to meet his view of the Pope being the Antichrist – something that was blatant up through the 1700’s, Matthew Henry has this bias at times in his commentaries as well.

This is not to say that such commentators as Thomas Manton from that period in history are faulty in their overall theology.  Quite to the contrary, they are quite sound in their theology; it is their eschatology that errs as they try to force a point of view that the scriptures do not support as Andrew Bonar points out so well.

Using the tools of hermeneutics and systematic theology, Andrew Bonar takes a less “spiritualized” and more genuine “complete” prophetic analysis view of the scriptures to arrive at his assessment coupled with keen spiritual insights.

Andrew Bonar frequently mentions the necessity of paying attention to prophecy as a light shining in a dark place. We too need to keep this in mind as these last days unfold upon us. Truly, I believe that we are “that” generation which shall not pass away until “all these things” are accomplished. Remember that our Lord told us to watch and pray. Read the Word carefully and thoughtfully (meditating) and ask the Holy Spirit to help your understanding as you read.

A few key things both men seem to miss bringing into focus are, 1) the False Prophet (Revelation 13.11) who arises apparently after the rise of 2) the Antichrist (Revelation 13.1), and 3) the whore (Revelation 17.3, 4; 18.12, 16) on the scarlet beast.

Hermeneutics is required to better understand the differing viewpoints of Thomas Manton & Andrew Bonar, as well current events surrounding these last days and more specifically the ecumenical movement towards Apostasy as seen through the Roman Catholic church.

Hermeneutics as presented by Walter Martin will greatly assist your understanding the Scriptures in general.

Free downloads of Walter Martin’s Hermeneutics series are available at the following web site: http://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/comm_topic.cfm?AuthorID=35&commInfo=62&GroupID=0

Walter Martin was the original Bible AnswerMan of the 1970’s & 1980’s.  Walter Martin went to be with the Lord in 1989.  His Daughter has many of his tapes digitized and for sale at a modest price on a web site at http://users.datarealm.com/rini/cart/perlshop.cgi. You can listen on-line free at http://www.waltermartin.com/realaudio.html. You will need Realplayer installed to listen to on-line content. A link for Realplayer is provided on the web site.

Some additional commentaries from Dr. Walter Martin that might assist you are listed below. These can be purchased from the above web site:

Spiritual Warfare

Faulty Theology

The Tribulation and the Church

Cult of Liberalism

Cult of Liberal Theology

Inspiration of Scripture

Neutering the Bible

Catholicism – Justification by Faith, Purgatory

Catholicism – Mary, Penance

Catholicism – Peter the Rock, Church Tradition

LNW – Our Dealings With The World

1 Timothy 5.22: Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. [KJV]

What was the Holy Spirit’s purpose or intent for communicating this through the Apostle Paul to Timothy (and on to us)? Who was it meant for? Was it meant for the “every day Christian” in their dealings with the unsaved, or was it meant for the church pastor in the carrying out of his duties in ordaining new or young pastors?

If we keep it in context, the sentence in its current grammatical construction, the reason or purpose for it is quite obvious – it is to prevent the premature ordaining of new / young believers into the pastoral ministry. The church is young still, Timothy is a relatively newly ordained pastor (by Paul) being given tremendous responsibilities by Paul; Paul wants to guide Timothy (directly) in the carrying out of these responsibilities to prevent the introduction of error through the premature ordaining of men who are not yet ready for such responsibilities. Thus if Timothy ordains a man who is not yet ready for the office such as is a new believer (regardless of age), Timothy would be a partaker of any sin or error coming out of that man’s ministry through that man’s immaturity in not handling God’s word rightly.

Now with the above understanding it can be plainly seen that this passage does not apply to Christians in general and their dealings with the world, as so many are using it today in business to circumvent doing business with any number of the unsaved. If Christians are to use the above scripture in this way, then the reverse must also be applicable. If we buy from unsaved grocers, bank with unsaved banking organizations, see unsaved doctors, etc. then we, by implication, are participating in another person’s sins and must immediately cease and locate only truly born again grocers, doctors, bankers, etc.

To this latter interface with the unsaved, both our Lord Jesus and the Apostle Paul have direct answers for us. We are told time and again in the Gospels that Jesus ate and drank with sinners for He said the well have no need of a physician only the sick; the Apostle Paul spoke of how Christians were to respond to buying meat in the market place (meat that was most likely sacrificed to idols) in 1 Corinthians 10.25, as well as our general conduct toward sinners (take note of the types of sinners) in 1 Corinthians 5.9-13 (and Who is to judge the “outsiders”?).

And what does our Lord Jesus tell us but that we are to let our light so shine before men that they will glorify God on the day of visitation. In following in the footsteps of our Lord and Master and obeying the full counsel of scripture we cannot miss in giving glory unto God. When there are errors in the pulpit, there will be errors in the pew. We must know God’s word for ourselves; seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in us to rightly understand the scriptures, but also His help and wisdom to rightly apply that understanding in our daily lives – consistently living out Jesus Christ before those to whom He sends us.

There is great Bible software available for free and with it there are great commentaries from wise men that God has raised up for us to help us in these Last Days of famine of the word of God and its right application in our lives. Some good commentators are: Adam Clarke, Albert Barnes, Andrew Bonar, A.W. Pink, John Calvin, John Gill, and Matthew Henry