Matthew 24 and the second seal of Revelation 6 reveal a World War prior to Armageddon, but many are deceived and will be expecting Jesus when the Anti-Christ makes his debut. 

The following is a composite of two letters; one to a sister in the Lord, one to a brother in the Lord.

 Regarding WW 3. It has taken nearly twenty years of watching prophecies given the same night coming to pass to confirm to me that this is of God. (This is from 1981-82?) (EG. The fall of Jimmy Swaggart (with details) and Jim Bakker's fall as well (with details). The spread of the Vineyard that was at that time a small thing in California. I prophesied the authorship of a book called 'New Age Bible Versions' as a warning from the Lord about adulterated bibles. I even mentioned the price of the book to the pastor and the others attending that bible study. Besides that there was nearly two hours spent describing the changes that would be taking place in the churches and society, even detailing the kinds of blasphemy against the Lord being broadcast on TV. - Now common.

As to why the Lord would warn us about these things I don't know beyond telling us that we are entering the final days. He has told me to advise various Christians to store up some food, a years worth anyway - PS. Don't store such all in the same place if you can help it - government confiscations and thieves. The practice is a wise precaution in any case, and besides, you can save money buying in bulk - cases of canned food is the simplest way to go. Remember to use a 'first in', 'first out' program to maintain a fresh supply on hand and so prevent any spoilage of the older stock.

As to why He chose to give this warning through yours truly I cannot answer because I know of many godly men better suited for such a task and that He should do so through me is truly a mystery. I had spent some days in prayer and study of His Word and was definitely filled with His Spirit. Even so I was totally blown away.

As to the scriptural foundation for such I will present an outline of Matthew 24 with a few comments and you be the judge on whether this checks out according to God's Word. In addition I will with the Lord's assistance fill in some details so that you can better determine the motives and scriptural soundness or lack thereof behind this warning. I make no claims to be any different from any other believer, if anything I would count myself blessed indeed to be found the least in God's kingdom knowing very well I wouldn't deserve that honor either.

I cannot deny however that the Lord did a notable miracle in suspending me above time itself; which is a small thing for Him to do seeing He created time as we now understand it. I have not had the slightest doubt that what I was shown was indeed the future since nothing given was based on what could be, but what would be. That almost two hours looking into the future with precise details has already come to pass has confirmed to me that it was most definitely of the Lord because Satan doesn't have that kind of power or control over events though he can tinker with some things (as allowed) to back up prophesies from those false prophets under his power. (EG. Nostradamus, Malachy, ad nauseum.)

Even so I know that the record given to us by God (OT & NT) is the sure word of prophecy and nothing that He has revealed there will be or can be altered or changed to the slightest degree.

Matthew 24's teaching (with corresponding witness from Mark and Luke) is the Lord's first detailed NT account of events as they will happen and as such I will use His account as the foundation for understanding end time prophecy. Jesus Christ, Himself is the only perfect Prophet that ever walked this earth and His first account to the Church is the basis for our understanding of the end times. I will place references to the book of the Revelation of the Lord as given to John both before and after the central verses directly applicable to my warning, namely verses 4-9, but first I will present the whole chapter of Matthew 24 for context. The verses 4-9 will be placed at the end to zero in on the time applicable and allow a simple comparison pointing to other scriptures.

1
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

2
And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mark 13:8 Luke 21:10

8
All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15
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 :)
Dan 9:27, 12:11 Mark 13:14

16
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Dan 12:1 Mark 13:19

22
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25
Behold, I have told you before.

26
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mark 13:25 Luke 21:26

30
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Dan 7:13 Mark 13:26 Luke 21:27

31
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Thes. 4:16,17

32
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47
Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49
And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth

 ROD-OF-IRON 

(verses 4-9)

(4 & 5)
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
{Rev 6:2 The first seal - White horse and rider with bow - ecumenism - falling away.} Note that the rider was crowned and has a bow in his hand. Who is that man with a bow in his hand leading this deception?
(See also 2 Thes. 2:1-4 )

 POPE WITH SATANIST CROSS 
Bent cross (bow) of anti-Christ

[6] And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
The Lord reveals a long term of time between verses 4 & 5 - the beginning of the deception and the next verse -7 where nation shall rise against nation. We have been under threat of nuclear war all during this end time ecumenical deception.
(That's sufficient time to cover this verse.)

[7] For nation shall rise against nation,
(the 2nd seal - Red horse and rider - War - WW 3.)
and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,
(the 3rd seal - Black horse and rider - Famine.)
and pestilences,
(the 4th seal- Pale horse and riders - Death and Hell.)
and earthquakes, in divers places.

[8] All these are the beginning of sorrows.

[9]Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
(before the 5th seal where it is revealed that this persecution had already begun because some of those saints are already with the Lord and crying out to the Lord to judge the wicked still actively killing the saints.)


Here is a chart that provides an overview.

 PROPHECY CHART 

(Other details are given in the OT that also fit into the Lord's account in Matthew 24, the most notable of course being Daniel's visions.)

{Note that we are not yet half way through this chapter with the great tribulation that starts at mid-week yet in the future as well as Armageddon that happens after the resurrection when we return with the Lord.} That's one war the saints don't deal with in mortal bodies. That is an overview of my scriptural foundation.

On top of that the Lord answers my prayers and has been with me to strengthen me and give me peace and clear a path before me. I seek no man's gold or any man's praise for the only riches I count precious are held in store by Him who gave Himself for me and His is the only commendation that truly counts. That is something I couldn't hope for if I failed to give this warning because I would then have the blood of many on my hands. We need to be ready and if we truly are walking by faith then we should act on the warnings given in Matthew 24. Better in any case to be ready beforehand than to wait for the last minute and regret it. There were warnings also not to become as some who trust in themselves hoarding food and supplies under armed guard thinking that, that wickedness would protect them. The Lord will lead His own with peace while the wicked will panic and perish. Remember the poor and shew forth mercy knowing that the mercy of the Lord is our salvation. Remember your brethren to be ready to deliver them and pray for wisdom to know the Lord's will in rendering assistance.
Remember:

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it."
Mark 8:35

"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
Luke 21:34-36

MARANATHA



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