1. The race to ARMAGEDDON began when God brought the “… FIRSTBEGOTTEN into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him” [Hebrews 1:6] Jesus Christ is the FIRSTBEGOTTEN, in who “… DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY” [Colossians 2:9] Satan denied the revelation of God in the FIRSTBEGOTTEN, got others to join his rebellion and “… THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” [Revelation 12:7] The war was not a one-day affair as some assume, from the narrative in Revelation 12:7-10. It began before Adam was formed and continues in heaven until Satan is cast down to earth, as the Bible says: “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” [Revelation 12:9] The battle has been long in human terms, but very short in angelic proportions and Satan has very short time left to mingle with heavenly hosts, as they: “… present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD” [Job 2:1] The COUNTDOWN to Satan’s fall to earth and ARMAGEDDON began some 2,000 years ago when the Lord Jesus Christ shared a vision with His disciples, saying: “… I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” [Luke 10:18]
2. As we COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON, the present climate of global distress will go from bad to worse. Every system of government, economy and social institution MADE by man shall be SHAKEN, as it is written: “… Yet once more I SHAKE NOT THE EARTH ONLY, BUT ALSO HEAVEN. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that ARE SHAKEN, AS OF THINGS MADE, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain” [Hebrews 12:26-27] As the battle turns sour for Satan, demons are “SHAKEN” out of their strongholds and fall to earth in fury. The present wave of terror and general instability shall grow into mass riots and system collapse in many nations as demons “… shall mingle themselves with the seed of men” [Daniel 2:43] Those who bank on politicians and international organizations for peace shall be grossly disappointed, “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 Thessalonians 5:3] In the midst of unprecedented global confusion, the Lord “… 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 which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]
3. COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON follows two CRITICAL PROPHETIC MOVES in the Church. The FIRST MOVE is the GATHERING OF TARES to prune the Church and separate the BRIDE from the maddening crowd, as the Bible says: “… GATHER YE TOGETHER FIRST THE TARES, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” [Matthew 13:30] TARES are supposedly Christian flocks “FALLEN AWAY” from the FAITH into apostasy. The Bible says: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED, the son of perdition” [2 Thessalonians 2:3] This prophecy is fulfilled as major Christian denomination “FALL AWAY” to sign covenants with False Religions in INTER-FAITH ECUMENISM. The SECOND MOVE follows quickly after the FIRST, as it is written: “… HE WHO NOW LETTETH will let, until he be taken out of the way. And THEN SHALL THE WICKED BE REVEALED …” [2 Thessalonians 2:7-8] He “WHO NOW LETTETH” is the Holy Ghost, keeping watch over the Church and shall be taken away when the BRIDE is TRANSLATED. After the SAINTS are gone, Satan shall be incarnated in the personality called ANTICHRIST to join his fallen hosts to earthly forces and lead his armies to ARMAGEDDON.
4. The race to ARMAGEDDON moves very fast as soon as Satan is incarnated on earth, “… having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” [Revelation 12:12] He shall pacify the earth with his MARK into a ONE-WORLD ORDER and shall cause all men “… both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK or the NAME of the beast, or the NUMBER of his name” [Revelation 13:16-17] Those who look for the MARK in TECHNOLOGY, alone, will miss it. The MARK is the WITCHCRAFT INSIGNIA of ENLISTMENT into the army of hell, as it is written; “And I saw THREE UNCLEAN SPIRITS like FROGS come out of the mouth of the DRAGON, and out of the mouth of the BEAST, and out of the mouth of the FALSE PROPHET. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” [Revelation 16:13-14] The MARK, NAME and NUMBER are EMBLEMS of Satan, masquerading as “DRAGON”, “BEAST” and “FALSE PROPHET”, with which he gathers his footmen “… together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” [Revelation 16:16] Wherever that is, the objective is to descend on Jerusalem to legitimize his rule on earth as deity. When it seem all hope is lost for the remnant Jews and their allies, the angel of the Lord shall descend and lay “… hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years” [Revelations 20:2]
5. Brethren, we have passed the critical point in COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON. The appearance of the Lord is imminent when He shall return to receive His BRIDE. I plead with you to make peace with the Lord today and receive your BOARDING PASS for TRANSLATION. If for any reason you are left behind, please DO NOT TAKE THE MARK, NAME or NUMBER of the BEAST, amen.