God’s War Plan is, mainly a study of Bible battles and major world conflicts and wars congruent with End Times. It is these conflicts that we analyze to extended depth and detail. Nevertheless, End Times is a crucial part of all religious wars and clashes, particularly in the Middle East. For that reason, we have these eschatology sections.
Our primary objective is to list the major points, facts and prophecy on End Times based on sound Bible teachers that are uncompromising on the Word of God. So regard this more as a guideline to End Times material that is out there.
We list, timelines, major World powers, news headlines, prophecy and teaching. Our job is to highlight the main issues, and then you can find out the rest. Regard this section as a directory, or catalogue, of End Times material.
Signs of the End Times
The purpose of the signs of the End Times is to vamp up the church; to embolden Christians. The Body of Christ must get the same urgency in their spirit now, in the present, that they would get if they knew Jesus’ return was right around the corner. It is urgency by faith. It is what will produce a harvest of saved souls for the Kingdom of God.
The signs of the End Times are, therefore, not meant to create fear or panic but to bear witness in the Christian heart so that he bears fruit in the field. God’s great mercy is then strongly evident through these signs of the End Times.
List of End Times Signs and Events 1
- Destruction of the Temple (AD 70)
- Expulsion of Jews from Europe; Columbus discovers America (1492)
- Tetrad blood moons on Feast of Tabernacles and month of Nisan (1492).
- Hebrew language is restored (1783).
- Israel made a nation; the generation that sees it will not pass before Jesus returns (1948).
- Tetrad blood moons on Feast of Tabernacles and month of Nisan (1948).
- Jerusalem is restored to the Jews (1967).
- Tetrad blood moons on Feast of Tabernacles and month of Nisan (1967).
- Ethiopian Jews return (1984-1991).
- Revival of Roman Empire; EU (1993).
- Blood moon in Passover, same as Jesus sacrifice; blood of the lamb.
- Signs in the heavens: Bethlehem star; first time in 2000 years; Mercury passes over the temple; (2015).
- Signs in the heavens: the woman clothed with the sun Jupiter, on Virgo; Constellation of Leo (Lion of Judah); (2017).
- Famines (ongoing)
- Wars and rumors of wars intensified; (2001-present)
- Earthquakes (2004-present)
- Final persecution of the Church intensified; (2010-present)
- Reconstruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; preparatory stages (2015-present)
- Tetrad blood moons on Feast of Tabernacles and month of Nisan (2015).
- Rapture of the Church; (approximate timeline) 2
- Antichrist sits at the Temple and deceives the world; Abomination; (soon)
- Great Tribulation; World War III; Gog Magog War.
- Antichrist shows his true colors and persecutes Jews; Desolation; (3.5 years after).
- Instant attack against Jerusalem;
- Rapture of the 144,000 Messianic Jews.
- The Coming of the Son of Man (???)
- Millennial Kingdom; Satan bound; 1000 year reign of Christ with the resurrected Church (???)
- Final battle against Jesus Christ
- Satan and unbelievers thrown into eternal Hell; the Lake of Fire.
Questions on the End Times
How do we know we are at the End Times?
Quick answer: we do not to any indisputable degree of certainty. We're not concerned about convincing you that the Bible is true. Our job is to convey what is written within. You can decide for yourself. If you're on this page then, at the very least, you're giving it some importance.
Luke 12:54-56 (NRSV). “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately sa
y, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Are we at the End Times?
So the big question that many have is: What is so unique about the signs of the times (signs of the End Times)? It's true that much of what is happening today is parallel to Bible prophecy: namely wars and rumours of wars, genocide, earthquakes, signs in the heavens.
Who is the Antichrist
The issue that many have is that these things happened before. Surely the believers of those times in World history must have thought that one of these despots must have been the Antichrist:
Indeed these were all tyrants, they were at one point or another, an enemy of Christians and Jews 3, they thought they had the solution to , and they also had a fair share of mysticism at some point.
We know today they were not the Antichrist. He may be just around the corner.
The Antichrist must be accepted by Jews. So he will probably not be a rabid Jew hater or outspoken Muslim leader like Erdogan.
1 Thessalonians 4-5 suggests the Rapture of the Church before the greatest last war (World War III). Since the Antichrist and Christ (i.e. the church) cannot coexist. This is why the Rapture probably before then, and we would not know who the antichrist is.
So why do we have these repetitions of History?
The communists attributed this recurrence of historical events to dialectical materialism. Except this was not materialistic, even if it showed itself in the natural. History repeating is in fact spiritual. Although class warfare is a useful historic tool, it does not ultimately explain the real roots of the past. It is spiritual warfare which explains world history.
The Bible mentions there would be signs pointing to End Times
God said there would be sings throughout the ages to point to the End Times.
God is good and kind and merciful (Psalm 100:5), and so He warned mankind of these signs so that it would serve as testimony to His word and many will indeed believe.
So we're left with one distinct question.
Are current World events just another sign of the End times?
In other words, how do we know that what is taking place is not just another foreshadowing of the End Times instead of the actual last run?
Here are the reasons why now it is different:
- Prophecy states that, until Israel was re-formed as a nation, nothing (concerning End Times) would come to pass. Israel has been a country since 1948. 5
- While there have been wars and rumours of wars before, these took place mostly in the European theatre. Today is the first time that the world powers all converge in the Middle East, around Israel, to the degree we see and with their own troops deployed.
- This is the first time all the nations clearly mentioned in Ezekiel 38 are all at play on the future battlefield to come near Armageddon, Megiddo.
- The last tetrad (4 blood moons) just took place in 2014-2015.
- The strongest recorded earthquakes and natural disasters happened since the previous decade.
It's a mathematical probability equation in the end. Some of these things have happened before, but all of this has not happened concurrently as we see now. What are the chances that all these factors would converge again? It took 2500 years to occur. Will it be another 2500 years until the next time?
In our opinion, the unraveling of the End Times hinges on the geopolitical dynamics, which is presently, enhanced in two main ongoing world events:
Why should we study on End Times?
We cannot be apathetic or busy right before the greatest event in history: the second coming of Jesus Christ.
We study and are informed of the End Times not so that we are afraid. Quite the opposite. The unbelievers will be afraid but the spirit filled Christian who is redeemed from eternal death has nothing to fear. In fact, knowing what is going on should fill us with hope.
John 16:33 (NRSV): I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”
Reasons to know about the End Times
- So we make adjustments and get ready to rule in the millennial kingdom.
- We are writing our resume for what we’ll be doing in the thousand year reign of Christ.
Rapture of the Church
Sources on The Rapture and the Great Tribulation
Prepared for the Rapture
Matthew 24 is all about second coming.
If the contention that the Church will be raptured before the Great Tribulation is correct, then Matthew 24 was written to the Jews and not to the Christians. The Christians would be gone in the Rapture.
This is why Jesus says:
Luke 21:17-18 (NRSV). You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.
Jesus instructs people to be watchful and prepared:
Luke 21:34-36. “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
When he speaks of standing before the Son of Man (himself) he is speaking of the Great White Throne Judgment for the unbelievers. To avoid that he says “be prepared”, meaning “be saved, believe”. This is directed at those left on the earth after the first Rapture. We know that there is a second rapture which takes place I the mid-tribulation period; this is when 144 thousand are raptured.
Persecution of the Church and the Great Tribulation
Another fascinating point is that Jesus mentions “escape all these things”. It is, we admit, a slightly looser argument, but, if Jesus were speaking to the End Times Church then he wouldn’t be saying “escape”. There would be no need for Christians to escape (in this context) because (a) the Rapture is not an escape, it is a holy removal of Christians from the Earth; (b) any killed in martyrdom do not require “escape”.
So, in summary, Luke 21 should not make any Christians worried that they are not saved – that is a private matter between each one of us and God (Philippians 2:12)– or that they will be travailing through the horrors of the Great Tribulation.
None of the above should minimize the promise that the Church encounters persecution before even the Tribulation. It is undeniable that the Christian Church has been faced with oppression since the time of Nero.
Missing the Rapture
Matthew 7:21-23 (NRSV). “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’
Many Christians cringe when they read this and, although there should be a reverent fear of God the Father, this particular passage may not apply to the raptured Church. Jesus may be speaking of the people left after the Rapture, during the Great Tribulation, who were posing as holy people doing miracles.
In the end no matter the signs, people that are hard headed will choose not to believe anyway, even when they see the dead raised (Luke 16:30). Still the seven years Great Tribulation God will be knocking on their head to convince them. Then there is the second rapture.
List raptures in the Bible
- Enoch: born and raptured on Pentecost.
- Moses: the written word
- Elijah: the spoken word
- Jesus: demonstrated word
- 2 witnesses
- 144k in the mid tribulation.
The Army of God
Sun Tsu’s The Art of War is a wonderful work on the basic principles of successful strategy in war. It is a strong work which many professions even outside the military, such as business executives, learn from. Nevertheless it is still based on the “Babylonian system”, which is man’s way of doing things. Deuteronomy 20-21 is God’s own war manual which is infinitely simpler and better. The instructions focus on moral issues for the success in the battlefield depended not on tactics but on faith in God.
- Matthew 24; Luke 21
- Timing uncertain but it is our main assertion that it will happen before the Great Tribulation.
- Napoleon was initially more agnostic, neither friend nor foe of religion but by virtue of the cult of personality, he was opposed to Christ's message. There is even evidence that he may have accepted Christ in the end.
- Christians all, believe in Christ but they sometimes disagree with other areas of theology
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