May 24, 2003
GP 1970 [Poster]
"If God be for us, who can be against us!" (Rom.8:31)
1. THE SUPERMAN THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS WAITING FOR IS SOON TO ARISE!—A superman whom they hope will solve all their problems, answer all their questions, heal all their economic ills, unite all their politics, defuse their nuclear time-bomb & end all of their religious squabbles. According to the Bible, they won't have to wait much longer, for it predicts that a powerful one-World government will arise in these Last Days of man's reign on Earth, led by a demonic dictator who will actually be Devil-possessed by Satan himself!—The Antichrist!
2. HE WILL COME ON THE WORLD SCENE WITH A REMARKABLE 7-YEAR AGREEMENT OR COVENANT BETWEEN THE CONFLICTING SUPERPOWERS, IDEOLOGIES & RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD, in which he will promise the World peace & religious freedom & will somehow settle the current crisis in the Mid-East by working out a compromise between the Arabs & the Jews‚ enabling the Jews to rebuild their Temple on Mt. Moriah, Jerusalem, where their ancient Temple once stood & near where the Muslim "Dome of the Rock" Mosque stands today. (Dan.8:23-25; 2Th.2:1-4; Dan.9:27) His rise & reign could well be heralded by the arrival of Halley's Comet in 1986‚ no doubt one of the "signs in the sun, & in the moon‚ & in the stars" that Jesus said would precede His Own Second Coming! (Lk.21:25)
3. DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE ANTICHRIST'S 7-YEAR COVENANT people are going to think that he is wonderful, as he will have brought peace, restored the World's economy, solved the Mid-East crisis, etc. But suddenly, half-way through his 7-year reign, he will break the Covenant‚ invade Israel from the North‚ set up his headquarters in Jerusalem, & forbid & abolish all traditional religious worship, declaring that he himself is God & demanding that all the World worship him! (Dan.9:27; 8:9-12; 11:21-24,28–31,36; 2Th.2:3,4,8,9.)
4. AT THIS TIME HE WILL PLACE AN IDOL, AN IMAGE OF HIMSELF, IN THE REBUILT JEWISH TEMPLE. This Image will probably be some kind of a computerised robot, as it will speak & somehow even cause those who refuse to worship it to be killed! Jesus said that when you see this idol‚ which He called the "Abomination of Desolation", standing there in the Temple, then would begin the last 3-1/2 years of man's rule on Earth, a time of "Great Tribulation"! (Dan.11:31; 12:11; Mt.24:15-21; Rev.13:14,15.)
5. DURING THIS 3–1/2-YEAR PERIOD, PEOPLE WON'T USE PAPER MONEY ANYMORE because the Antichrist government is going to set up a One-World-Credit System, & all members of the System who reject Jesus & worship this Antichrist will be permanently branded with a credit number in their hands or foreheads, without which they can neither buy nor sell & by which they will be accredited in their governmental accounts with the value of whatever goods or services they produce & to which they can charge the goods & services that they themselves need. (Rev.13)
6. THE ANTICHRIST GOVERNMENT WILL USE THIS NEW CREDIT SYSTEM TO TRY TO FORCE EVERYBODY TO EITHER WORSHIP THE ANTICHRIST OR STARVE TO DEATH, because no one will be able to buy or sell without this number or "Mark of the Beast"! But God's children will refuse to worship him or receive his Mark!—And the Lord will take care of us, even if He has to drop manna from Heaven to feed us! (Rev.13:16-18; 12:6,14)
7. SO ALTHOUGH THIS BESTIAL ANTICHRIST COMMANDS THAT NO ONE CAN BUY OR SELL WITHOUT HIS MARK & that anyone who refuses to worship his Image should be killed, we will refuse! We will refuse both the Mark & the worship of the Image‚ & therefore we will not be able to buy nor sell food or clothing or shelter or the necessities of life & they will try to kill us. God's Word says that many of us will "flee into the wilderness" for survival, to prevent our being killed for not worshipping the Image of the Beast & to survive without being able to buy or sell.—But God is going to take care of us! (Rev.12:6,14)
8. THIS TRIBULATION PERIOD WILL BE THE END OF ANY KIND OF ASSOCIATION WITH THE SYSTEM WHATSOEVER FOR TRUE CHRISTIANS. It will be impossible to survive except by miracles of God & faith & living by faith, totally & entirely independent from the System, without its Mark & without its approval & without its benefits. Many of us will have to go completely underground & do the best we can to survive & continue to witness‚ much like the Early Christians did from the catacombs during the Roman persecutions.
9. AND EVEN THOUGH THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE ALLOWED TO OVERCOME THE CHURCH PHYSICALLY, obviously destroying the organised temporal power of the Church, he will not & cannot overcome us spiritually! The Lord says, "And they"—the Church—"overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, & by the word of their testimony; & they loved not their lives unto the death!" (Rev.12:11) The only power we're going to have left will be God's power, & I think then we're going to have the greatest power of the Lord the Church has ever had!
10. I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TIME OF GREATER POWER THAN EVEN THE EARLY CHURCH HAD, with mightier works & mightier witnessing than has ever been done before! The Gospel is going to be preached in all the World for a witness unto all nations! (Mt.24:14) In the World's darkest hour of greatest iniquity, even then we're going to supernaturally, miraculously witness & shine brighter than we have ever shone before! (Rom.5:20)
11. GOD'S WORD SAYS THAT DURING THIS TIME‚ "THE PEOPLE THAT DO KNOW THEIR GOD SHALL BE STRONG, & DO EXPLOITS!" (Dan.11:32) The people who really know Jesus & really know the Lord are going to be strong! The worse things get, the more God's Spirit is going to be poured out from On High to help us withstand the dark evil forces that will be warring against us! The Lord has promised power for the hour‚ "For as thy days, so shall thy strength be!" (Deut.33:25)
12. "AND THEY THAT UNDERSTAND AMONG THE PEOPLE SHALL INSTRUCT MANY!" (Dan.11:33) Our major job will be to stand up as God's witnesses before the whole World & to explain to them what's happening & to lead & to encourage & to feed God's children till the very End! There are going to be so many people streaming & screaming to us for instruction & information: "What's happening? What's going to happen next? What shall we do?"—As they cried unto the Apostles of old, "What shall we do to be saved?" (Ac.2:37; 16:30)
13. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE MORE DESPERATE THAN EVER THEN, & you who are faithful witnesses & know God's Word are going to win a lot of souls in that day!—Because a lot of people are going to believe you then, & a lot of people are going to need salvation & need the Good News you have to tell them. And you're going to be a great encouragement to millions of people throughout the Earth who are going to seek you & seek your answers, because they know that you know Bible prophecy, you know what's happening!
14. YOU WHO KNOW GOD'S WORD ARE GOING TO TELL THEM WHY IT'S HAPPENING & WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT & how they can escape it by receiving Jesus Christ!—How that even if they get killed, it'll still be an escape from the Hell on this Earth & this life, into the Heavenly glorious Kingdom of God! PTL!
15. IT COSTS SOMETHING TO WITNESS, & IN THAT DAY IT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO COST SOME OF US OUR LIVES. The Antichrist is going to try to wipe us all out because we'll be telling the truth & exposing him. We're going to be "instructing many"‚ warning them of who he really is! He pretends to be the Messiah‚ the Saviour of the World, but we'll be telling them that he is the Antichrist, the Devil in the flesh! We'll say, "Don't take the Mark of the Beast, you'll go to Hell! Don't take his number, 666! Don't become a part of his kingdom! Don't be one of his subjects! Don't fall down & worship him!"—And he & his forces are gonna be furious with us!
16. BUT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR JESUS & HAVE LOTS OF VICTORIES & lots of wonderful witnessing & win lots of souls!—And we won't even mind dying! After all, when we die in His service, that's our graduation, our promotion! So even if they kill us, we'll be thankful to get out of that horrible Tribulation! And even if it's painful, it'll only be for a moment! The Lord promised He would never let it be unbearable! (1Cor.10:13)
17. BUT IN SPITE OF ALL THE ENEMY'S FORCES DO TO TRY TO STOP US‚ MANY OF US, PROBABLY MOST OF US, WILL KEEP GOING FOR GOD TILL THE VERY END OF THE WORLD, witnessing for Jesus till He comes! For according to what He has told us & what His Word says‚ there will be many of us here right up to the bitter end, enough of us to be raptured & enough to have some witnesses still going strong! "For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, & with the trump of God: And the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive & remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: & so shall we ever be with the Lord!" (1Th.4:16,17)—Multitudes of us are going to survive right until the very coming of the Lord!
18. THE LORD IS NOT ONLY GOING TO STRENGTHEN & EMPOWER US SPIRITUALLY DURING THOSE VERY LAST DAYS, BUT HE HAS ALSO PROMISED TO DEFEND US WITH MIGHTY SIGNS & WONDERS & EVEN MONSTERS & PLAGUES that will be on our side to afflict our enemies in our defense! In Revelation Chapters 8 & 9 where we're told about the awesome "Trumpets of Tribulation" & the mighty judgements that they unleash during the 3-1/2-year Great Tribulation period, we read about actual monsters & plagues released from "the bottomless pit", sent by God to torment the ungodly & the wicked, but He gives them a strict command not to hurt those who have the seal of God in their forehead, those who believe in & love Jesus Christ! (Rev.7:2‚3; 9:1-5)
19. DURING THIS TRIBULATION PERIOD WHEN THE ANTICHRIST & HIS FOLLOWERS ARE ATTACKING THE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, God is going to let loose pestilences & plagues & monsters to attack them!—So they'll have so much on their hands defending themselves from these monsters & plagues that they won't have much time to persecute you & me!
20. SO YOU DON'T NEED TO FEAR THE COMING TRIBULATION IF YOU LOVE THE LORD!—Don't worry about that 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation! Yes, the Antichrist is going to be after our skin & his anti-Christ followers are going to be on our tails trying to get us—but let me tell you, there's going to be a lot more on their tails, not just trying, but getting them! And they are really going to get it! God can be a much greater Enemy to them than they could ever be to us! (1Jn.4:4)
21. BESIDES, THE LORD IS GOING TO GIVE MANY OF HIS TRUE BELIEVERS, HIS MEN & WOMEN, HIS PROPHETS, PROPHETESSES & WITNESSES SUPERNATURAL, MIRACULOUS POWERS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES & even to attack the forces of the Enemy‚ to enable them to survive & continue witnessing until the Lord returns! Revelation 11 says that the Antichrist forces won't be able to do anything against God's final witnesses until the very End, because His witnesses will have power to bring curses & plagues upon the Antichrist forces & to actually call down fire from God to devour their enemies!—What a picture of mighty men & women of God fighting victorious battles over the demons of Hell! HAL! TYJ!
22. I THINK THESE WITNESSES OF REVELATION 11 ARE SYMBOLIC OF ALL WITNESSES, IN A WAY. I believe we'll all have greater "power for the hour" in that day to help us survive as long as possible! He says, "Where sin doth abound‚ grace doth much more abound!" (Rom.5:20) And where Satanic power is going to abound, God's power is going to much more abound to protect His Own! God's purpose is not going to be defeated, He's going to have millions of witnesses right up to the End!
23. WE'RE GOING TO MARCH TRIUMPHANT, VICTORIOUS, PROTECTED BY GOD, RIGHT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE TRIBULATION FROM BEGINNING TO END in the face of our Antichrist enemies! While they're being tormented by monsters & plagues & fighting off all the horrors of Hell, we're going to march right through unscathed! They may catch up with a few of us & kill a few of us, as they promised they would if we don't worship their Beast & his Image & take the Mark; a few of us will die & suffer martyrdom even as we do today, but we're still marching!
24. WE'RE EVEN GOING TO BE ON TELEVISION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS GOD'S FINAL WITNESSES!—And we'll do mighty signs & wonders & miracles just like Moses did under Pharaoh. Those coming Tribulation days are going to be similar to the last days of the children of Israel in Egypt! Most of the trouble & Tribulation is not going to happen to you, it's going to happen to the Antichrist & his kingdom & his followers & those who take his Mark of the Beast! Those are the ones who are going to get it, just like Pharaoh & his forces did.—Until finally, just as God did in those days when He miraculously removed His People out of the land of the Egyptians to a place of safety, He's going to remove us completely out of this World in the Resurrection & the Rapture up into the Heavenlies! Then He's going to wipe out the Antichrist & his kingdom in the final Wrath & Judgements of God culminating in the Battle of Armageddon!
25. JUST AT THE HOUR WHEN THE FIENDISH ANTICHRIST THINKS HE HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL—at last he's worshipped by the whole World & he "sitteth in the Temple of God, as God, shewing himself that he is God" (2Th.2:4)—suddenly—BOOM!—Like a bolt from the blue, Jesus will return "in the clouds of Heaven, with power & great glory" & snatch all of His children out of this World! (Mt.24:29-31)—All believers, all those who refused the Mark of the Beast in either their forehead or their hand & refused to worship him, but preferred to love & live & even die for Jesus!
26. JUST AFTER THAT DARKEST HOUR IN WORLD HISTORY‚ WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE BRIGHTEST DAWN! Jesus is going to come back & rescue His Own, His children, His Church‚ His people, everyone who loves Him & knows Him & has Him in their hearts, who believes that He is the Son of God, the Messiah. We will then rise in immortal victory over the forces of the Devil & the Antichrist, right before the eyes of our terrified enemies, out of their reach forever as we are caught up to be with Jesus!
27. SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE TRIBULATION! It's not going to be some kind of a lopsided‚ rampaging victory for the Devil! We're going to win supernatural miraculous victories over him & all of his powers! Don't think that all of the Lord's children are just going to be cowering, pitiful, hunted victims! Most of us are not going to be cowering, but powering in our fight & battle & defense of the Gospel right to the End!—With all the forces of Heaven on our side, including the curses & plagues of God!
28. AND ALTHOUGH THERE'S GOING TO BE THE MOST HELL THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, THERE'S ALSO GOING TO BE THE MOST HEAVEN THAT WE HAVE EVER KNOWN!—The most Heavenly power & defense & help & protection! It's going to be a time of great victory over the forces of Satan & tremendous triumph over the anti-Christ wicked! So don't fear it! Don't worry about it! Look forward to it as a time when we're really going to fight'm face-to-face & defeat'm with all the supernatural, miraculous powers of God! PTL!
29. JUST THANK GOD WE'RE ON THE WINNING SIDE & we've got everything going for us! Well‚ we've got a few things going against us too, but what we've got going for us is a lot better & more powerful than what they've got going for them! Thank the Lord! And I'm sure that we are going to survive miraculously‚ protected supernaturally, in spite of persecution & in spite of suppression! God will care for us & promote us & our Message right to the very End! Then He will come & promote us all to be with Jesus, & we will rule & reign with Him forever!—The Happy Beginning! Hallelujah!
30. ARE YOU READY FOR THESE AWESOME, APOCALYPTIC, EARTH-SHAKING ENDTIME EVENTS THAT WILL SOON BEGIN TO UNFOLD?—Probably not! But you can get ready now by first of all making sure that you've asked Jesus into your heart & received Him as your Saviour.—And then by reading, studying & learning His Word, & giving your full time to the Lord, learning to live by faith, depending upon Him to supply your every need as you serve the Lord & love the Lord with all your heart, all your strength, all your mind, everything you've got, starting right now!—Until the very End!
31. MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH HIS TRUTH & SALVATION FROM THIS HELL ON EARTH & keep you from the horrors to come by His loving protection & provision forever!—Throughout Eternity! Write us today for more information on these & other soon-coming Endtime events & how to prepare for them.—Or if you have any questions or if there is any way in which we can help you to serve Him! God bless you! We love you!—In Jesus' name, amen.