WORLD WAR III
At the turn of the 20th century the world expected a state of serenity and for things to continue as they did but was shell shocked during the early 1900’s. The following are five major points as taken from the World Book Encyclopedia that the world assumed would be the norms during the 20th century. Things taken for granted:
1. It was right for
2. That nationalism would be the main political principle of major European powers.
3. Expectation that democracy as the only political system would be accepted and practiced by the whole world.
4. The certainty that capitalism would be the only important economic system in the world.
5. There was a great hope based on the idea that science was a complete blessing to mankind and that man’s progress depended entirely on scientific advancement.
The sad reality though is that by the mid 60’s huge European empires had collapsed, more than a billion people was living under communism in 1970, we had the biggest wars in history, WWI and WWII, and the great scientific knowledge we obtained was used to make the mightiest weapon ever used in a war on planet earth, the atomic bomb.
Will we today be shell shocked by
greater events than those of the past?
Do we today think that the world, particularly here in America, will
continue as it is forever, a place where we go to bed and arise in the morning
refreshed in relative peace, or will we one day wake up and go to bed with
bombs and missiles falling around us?
Whole villages were wiped out during World War I and World War II, there
was a massive rise of communism, more than 80 million people were killed as a
result of WWI, WWII, and communist wars. Despite all of these tremendous events
of worldwide significance, there has been no mark of the beast or Sunday law!
Though it may be difficult to conceive, there is yet much more to come! Can you
imagine the draft been re-instituted to salvage enough young people for this
upcoming titanic war? The streets of
This war study is based on Zephaniah 3, Nahum 1-3, Isaiah 11,30,31, and Daniel 11:40-45, and a few other scriptures.
As we will see these are mega
events that will lead up to the New World Order and the rise of “
We’re headed for a “terrible” cataclysm in the future but we’re dead asleep. It seems like we expect no time of trouble, no tragedy in our backyard here in the great
Soon after Hitler’s war ended the
world split into two massive blocks, the east and the west. For years the cold war haunted the world so
much that comic book writers and movie producers included it in their story lines. Daniel explained that during the time of the
end the King of the North will plant bases of operations in the glorious holy
mountain some where in the Middle East before Michael stands up, before the
great time of trouble. This once again
“40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south
push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind,
with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into
the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41He shall enter also
into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but
these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief
of the children of Ammon. 42He shall
stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the
It is clear in these verses that
the king of the north becomes very great and accumulates a lot of territory
after the king of the south instigates a war with him just about the time that
the ‘time of the end’ begins. The king
of the south who was ruling
“In the 18th century,
parliamentary rule was strengthened.
Technological and entrepreneurial innovations led to the Industrial
Revolution. The 13 North American
colonies were lost, but replaced by growing empires in
The World Almanac 1988 edition p. 730
“Arab invaders conquered
“After 4 centuries of Ottoman
rule, during which the population declined to a low of 350,000 (1785), the land
was taken in 1917 by Britain, which in the Balfour Declaration that year
pledged to support a Jewish national homeland there, as foreseen by the
Zionists. In 1920 a British Palestine Mandate was recognized; in 1922 the land
east of the
However, all is not over. Verse 45 states that the great king will
plant bases somewhere in the Middle East but something goes terribly wrong, the
king comes to his end and the greatest trouble the world has ever seen then
begins. Could this king of the north
that plants the bases in the
In another prophecy God shows
that at the time of the end there is a mighty world empire termed
“13And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. 14And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. 15This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.” Zephaniah 2:13-15
Zephaniah is a book regarding the day of God’s judgment, the judgment for the living. During this great judgment this mighty modern day Assyrian empire shall be brought to the dust and be possessed by both the low and great of the nations of the world. In other words, their strangle hold on world affairs will be broken. This modern day great Assyrian power must be speaking about the English-speaking world for they are the only power that dominates world-wide. There is no other power on earth greater than the English-speaking world.
“18I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 20At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.” Zephaniah 3:18-20
After the defeat of this mighty
“9Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up
the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10Beat your plowshares
into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am
yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round
about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. 12Let the heathen be
wakened, and come up to the
The above scriptures make it plain that the armament program is not over. Many people in this country are among the proudest in the world. This country has more churches per area than anywhere else in the world yet this has not made us a better people. We are often very high minded and have an attitude of superiority. Many of us look down on other people and always want to be in 1st place. Acts like the genocide of the native Indians and slavery of African-Americans have never been officially apologized for and atoned for. Discrimination still exists across this country. Add to all of this the grim fact that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, not that it’s a sin to be rich it’s just how you get rich and leave your surroundings. What about the housing crisis across this country, a situation where many honest hard working Americans cannot afford a decent place? Many other greedy Americans will turn the housing market into a lucrative money making business at the expense of families. What about all of the political corruption and scandal? All of this is a sign that judgment and justice are on their way.
Isaiah makes it plain that in the
latter days there will be a deliverance from a modern, end time
“11And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth…15And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. 16And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.” Isaiah 11:11,12,15,16
It seems like whenever God speaks of the deliverance of His people in end times it is during the fall of a mighty power.
WWII, CORRUPTION OF MODERN EMPIRES, AND THERE AFTER
The prophet Nahum also speaks of the day of the manifestation of God’s power in connection with a might Assyrian empire.
Taking vengeance on His adversaries and His wrath being poured out like fire refers to the Day of Judgment spoken about elsewhere in the scriptures.
“9What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time…13For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.” Nahum 1:9,13
Affliction not rising the second time and the yoke or bonds being broken off of God’s people all refer to a time of deliverance a time when God delivers His people at the time this mighty Assyrian empire gets defeated during this titanic war. Nahum’s prophecy is an end time prophecy with a backdrop of what happened to the ancient Assyrian empire.
In chapter two of this prophecy is shown a great clash between two rival forces before and during they day of the Lord. We quote as follows
“He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily. 2For the Lord hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches. 3The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. 4The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.” Nahum 2:1-4
Before we expound on the meaning of these verses, note that verse 3 states that ‘the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation’ and verse 4 states that the chariots shall rage in the streets and seem like torches and run like lightnings. Chariots that seem like torches and run like lightnings would have to be modern day cars and vehicles with head lights that can move at amazing speeds, speeds much faster than literal horses and chariots. This is all additional proof that this war is fought in the modern era not in ancient times.
The one who came up against
“5He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.” Nahum 2:5
Something happened that cause Hitler to have to recount
his troops. The stumble (mistake) in
Hitler’s walk to victory was his invasion of
Let the student of prophecy and history note very carefully that the combined might of the Allied forces was not enough to stop Adolf Hitler and his powerful army. These scriptures, written thousands of years before their fulfillment, demonstrate that it was only in the providence of God that Europe narrowly escaped being completely taken over by Hitler and America narrowly escaped being engaged in a full scale war with an entire continent under the control of the most powerful military machine the world had ever seen up to that time. It would do us well to learn this lesson, for if we choose to ignore it, we may not be as fortunate next time!
The rest of Nahum chapter two is letting us know that though the modern Assyrian empire did not fall by the hands of Hitler they will still fall some way some how during World War III.
Chapter three of Nahum further explains the massive corruption existing in the English speaking world, the world that has more churches than any other group on the planet. So many churches yet so much corruption, that’s sad. This shows that we are not living up to the light that we have.
“Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. 3The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: 4Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. 5Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.” Nahum 3:1-5
Because of all the corruptions going on God is going to expose us to all of the world. This has begun already. Chapter three shows that cities will be destroyed and there will be territorial invasion. There will be economic depression, civil unrest, staggering fear, political strife and others things experienced in the English-speaking world. Why? Here are some of the reasons: opportunistic health care system, people putting money first and families 2nd, 3rd, and even last. Why is it that the people on top always get taken care of and the average person or family has to struggle to get basic coverage after paying many thousands in tax money over the years? Why is it that the rich keeps getting richer and the poor keeps getting poorer and few are really trying to do something about it?
Verse 13 shows a possible border problem resulting in enemy forces to invade the country. We quote as follows,
“13Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.” Nahum 3:13
The nation in this prophecy better wake up, respect God, stop the moral corruption, take care of its people and secure their borders before it’s too late!
WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” Zech. 14:1-5
When the western world moves in
to take the
When this war is about to begin
it will scare the lights out of many people because the intensity, the fear
factor, the anger, the rage, and determination of earth’s mightiest powers will
be just too much to take by many of earth’s population. It will seem like the
Armageddon and the end of the world but it won’t be because the mighty Lucifer
will step in and breathe life into the anti-Christ powers. This is what will
restructure the political landscape and bring on the mark of the beast, the New
World Order, the mighty
“20And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. 22Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. 23Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. 24The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. 25And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.” Isaiah 30:20-26
At about the time that God delivers His people He will restore true teachers to His church and the light of the moon(church), shall be like the light of the sun(The Word) but the light of the sun shall be seven fold meaning that the increased light of the Bible will be very great, so great that its reflection on the church will make the church shine like the sun(Word) itself. This is at the time when the Loud Cry is getting ready to be given to the world, before the final close probation.
“27Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: 28And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. 29Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel. 30And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 31For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 32And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. 33For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.” Isaiah 30:27-33
It is plain to see that the name
of the Lord will soon be making headway across the nations with great intensity
so much so that just the news waves and surprise of it will be too much for
many across the world to bear and they will be greatly confused and disrupted
by it. Whatever the news waves are that
is attached to His name they will definitely cause great fear and
disappointments. According to verse 29
God’s people will have a song and great gladness when the God steps in when He
causes His mighty voice to be heard and beat down the Assyrians with it and
divine manifestation of power. The
mighty Assyrian power will battle against God and the divine manifestations but
no amazing power and weapons, some of which the world hasn’t even seen yet,
will stop God from taking the
ADVENTISTS DIE IN THIS WAR
“16Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: 17Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. 18In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, 19The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21The rings, and nose jewels, 22The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. 24And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. 25Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. 26And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.” Isaiah 3:16-26
We can see that based on the behavior of these women they and their husbands, fiancé’s, boyfriends etc., did not make God the head of their plans and households therefore they lost God’s protection and end up being destroyed in this upcoming conflagration.
“The prophecy of Isaiah 3 was presented before me as
applying to these last days, and the reproofs are given to the daughters of
War lifts his helmet to his brow;
O God, protect Thy people now.
” Testimonies Vol 1 p.270 Italics ours
COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, &
Where do the communist countries
stand in all of this? What role will
they play? It was mentioned earlier that
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:1-5
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:1-5
“11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.” Rev. 18:11-13
It is clear in Revelation 17 that
“15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1 John 2:15-17
“10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1Tim
“24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
All of the so called Christians who love the things of this world above the Truth, who have the love of money in their hearts, and who try to have one foot in the church and the other foot in the world will be swept away by the mighty forces connected with Babylon the Great. This is because God cannot place His seal of the Holy Spirit on them while they are double minded. Therefore, they will be left to the great delusions of Satan which we quote in the following verses.
“13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And 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.” Rev. 13:13-17
Thankfully this international system will not last forever because God will break it up through communistic forces which He will later destroy during the great battle of Armageddon. We quote as follows,
12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful…16And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” Revelation 17:12-14,16
The kings that were crying for