"There will be numerous local conflicts in the Far East, the Middle East, and Africa. A hair-raising nuclear confrontation in Korea may, towards the end of the period, threaten the worlds very survival."(2)
"During this time the USA --- which will have suffered major financial and social setbacks and drastically, though temporarily, reduced its sphere of direct influence in the world....."(3)[sound familiar? Steve]
"....the great pyramid predicts a total breakdown of civilisation for twenty years, starting towards the latter end of the period from 2001 to 2007."(4)
"The required scenario, therefore is plain. Those of Phase One,"[the coronation of the new David] "for example will run as follows:
a) The restored Messiah must reappear on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives at the time of a great earthquake. [Jesus , when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent twain from the top to the bottom; and did quake and the rocks rent; Matthew 27:50-51(Steve)]
b) He must enter Jerusalem from the east, escorted by a procession of rejoicing followers dressed in shining white.
c) Visiting the tomb of his spiritual ancestor, King David, he must emerge in suitably -perfumed royal robes as the great monarch returned.
d) Supported by a popular rising, he must proceed with his followers to the Temple Mount, there to be enthroned, anointed and crowned King of the New Israel.
e) In token of his power, the Cloud of Divine Presence must descend upon him amid thunders and lightnings [entirely possible through technology, Steve].
f) Then, while the Messiah himself remains -- albeit under Divine protection -- in the thick of subsequent fighting and turmoil, his immediate followers must go underground for the duration of the ensuing forty-year Time of Wrath."(4)
[Phase 2 of the latter day messianic plan can be tabulated on the basis of scripture, which they have tailored to the Little Apocalypse of Matthew 24;] "they will run as follows:
(a) The buildings atop the Temple Mount will be totally devastated.
(b) Wars will rage world-wide.
(c) Famines, epidemics and earthquakes will become widespread.
(d) The representatives of the messianic cause will be hated and even persecuted.
(e) The False prophets and would-be Messiahs will pervert the truth.
(f) News of the new messianic initiative will spread to all nations, to the almost uncontrollable anger of all governments.
(g) The Temple Mount will be desecrated by the feet of foreign forces, and Jerusalem's inhabitants put to flight.
(h) Sun and moon will be darkened -- conceivably by clouds of volcanic dust in the upper atmosphere.
(i) The earth will 'reel to and fro', eventually in some sense turning over completely.
(j) The stars will fall from heaven (presumably a reference either to one or more comets colliding with the earth, or to the disappearance of the familiar constellations following the earth's 'toppling:') and a great sign in the shape of a sword will appear in the sky."(5)(6)
Satan is the great deceiver. Notice how the occult plan closely mimics the plan of Matthew 24 and Revelation chapters 16, 17, and 18. If it were possible Satan would deceive even the elect of god. Therefore you must be firm in your faith and well grounded in the word of god so that you are sure of your salvation and not deceived as end time events unfold.
1)Peter Lemesurier, The Armageddon Script, Prophecy in Action,(Great Britain: Book Club Associates by arrangement with Element Books Ltd., 1982),222.
6)Curiously enough, if the earth were to turnover completely, the Southern Cross would become visible in the northern hemisphere. Can such a cross, one wonders, be interpreted as a "sword'?