What Happens After the Great Tribulation?
By John of AllFaith © 04.12.09I have a rather long and detailed study called Aftergeddon HERE. The following covers the same basic information in a somewhat more concise fashion.
As the Seven Years of the Great Tribulation draws to a close Jerusalem will be an international city and second capital of the NWO (according to Islamic prophecies Muslims will control East Jerusalem). Rex Mundi will be there at a certain point about seven years after he signs his treaty with Israel and three and half years after his assassination and resurrection.
The surviving Jews will be sequestered in Petra and other safe-er zones.
China, Russia and al Ikhwan (the Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt) will invade Israel. For most of the Seven Years they will be sitting largely on the sidelines or under the thumb of the Global government. This is why the Elite are now trying to intimidate Russia and pay off China.
The Valley of Megiddo will be used as their staging area, hence the ensuing conflict is called the Battle of Har Megiddo (Armageddon).
As the Battle of Armageddon is enjoined everyone who has or wants power (nuclear, biological, conventional, space based....whatever) will prepare for World War Three. This block of nations (China, Russia and al Ikhwan) and their allies will attack the Global Union of Rex Mundi at Jerusalem in a sneak attack. Of this conflict certain of the prophets tell us things like this:Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
This is talking about this battle. The force of this will be like throwing the entire area into a great winepress where the people, like rotting grapes, are crushed. Imagine this! Just outside of the walls of Jerusalem human blood will flow in the streets to the horses bridle! Hopefully not literally....
Never before in human history has there been a period as horrible as the final three and a half years of this age! And never has any battle been as horrendous as this one. This battle will be so horrible that Master Y'shua says:Matt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
To rescue the Jews (the Elect of God) and by extension the rest of the survivors, HaShem will send His Moshiach.
Into this madhouse of destruction the armies of Moshiach will come wielding the POWER of God. This is probably the power referenced in the winepress quote above. God will directly intervene and destroy all opposing armies and powers to His Kingdom.
Exactly how this will happen is debated (and portions rightly so). However one prophecy has it this way:Rev. 19: 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
[This is the True Moshiach]
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
[He has many crowns because, as Isaiah says, the kingdoms of earth will become the kingdoms of our God; compare also the latter sections of Zechariah 8 where the nations come to Jerusalem seeking to learn from the Jews there because "God is with you."
Note too that Moshiach "has a name written, that no man knew, but he himself"].
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
[In my opinion his clothing is "dipped in blood" because of the winepress and the blood of the war he is waging against the New World Order. Standard Christian interpretation sees this as the blood Jesus shed on the cross.
The Power of God is His WORD: logos:
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
This is the power Moshiach will wield: The WORD of GOD.]
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
[These are the 144,000 Jews, the Great Multitude, Angels and other beings. In the case of the humans, these are from the first resurrection along with the few survivors of Tribulation: Rev 6:10. I believe this is not describing a set event but rather the glorious might of Moshiach's armies].
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
[Again, this is Armageddon. Once the battle is over Moshiach will establish the earthly Kingdom of God.]
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
[ALL of the Holy Land promised to the Jews will be returned to them and Moshiach will be their direct king and reign from Jerusalem. Gentiles will have their own countries with Moshiach acting as sort of over-lord or emperor overseeing their free nations.]
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
[This refers to the aftermath of the battle of and the massive carnage that will result.]
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
[The remaining inhabitants of the world will begin the process of cremating the dead and rebuilding under the authority of a truly benevolent global government.]
19 And I saw the beast [Rex Mundi], and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [i.e. Moshiach], and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
[The "Lake of Fire" is understood differently by people and I wont address it here unless requested]
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
[i.e. Moshiach and his forces]
After this comes the first resurrection etc.
Then Moshiach will rule for a 1000 years. During this period humans will create the most glorious civilization the world has ever known. No war, no famine, no disease, no poverty...
At the end of the Millennium (the Thousand Year Reign) there will be another rebellion, this one led by people living in the area we call Russia (Magog). It appears the leader of this rebellion will be named Gog but this may be referring to something else. These forces will invade Jerusalem and be defeated by Moshiach and his security forces.
Then....Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
A Global Garden of Eden will be granted to the earth surpassing even the awesome civilization established during the Thousand Years. Of this period Paul says:I Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
And then the Story of the Bible will be complete:
Paradise Lost to Paradise Restored
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