06 Last Generation Political Warfare

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Conference, Audio: mp3

We expect to see our great Prince our wonderful Saviour in majesty coming in the clouds of heaven but today we are going to see Him without seeing Him in the clouds of heaven in His majesty.

We are living in the last generation. We have come to appreciate this and our studies of Christ’s words in Matthew 24 when He was on earth displayed to us the events right through to the very end.

Matthew 28:20 and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world.

Do you know He is here with us? We can only know it by watching and being diligent in His word. He is helping us now in the end. He wants us to know the details in order to relate ourselves as His charge. He will only have charge over us if we will understand what He is trying to tell us now in this generation and respond accordingly. Therefore let us heed what He said;

Therefore, let us heed what He said;

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

I have read this many times and it gives me a thrill every time I read it. Does it to you?

Part of me asks, why are you reading this again? Then comes the thrill as I look at what He is telling me. He is speaking to me personally. He is trying to embed in my mind that His words shall not pass away. Here is something you can rest your assurances upon. Here is material that He says He wants us to relate to so that we are relating to Him.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days He is talking of the time of the Dark Ages coming to their end when the persecution under papal Rome is ended. In 1755 there was the great earthquake, the dark day, then the falling of the stars, then His coming. Connected with His coming He says;

Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming

In the statements we read in Luke, there is so much material there that we are living in. Unless we know that we are living in that time, we will be waiting for something in the future and it has happened already. This dawned upon me again as I was meditating in this conference. The things that people are expecting in the future have already happened to me. I have gone through Jacob’s trouble in a most horrifying manner and for me still to hang on is a miracle. Are you waiting for something in the future? It’s all around us and only as we read these things can we sense that it is all around us and it’s already happening. We are not only the last generation, we are seeing Jesus at work as He describes it, if we will be diligent in watching. All these things will be fulfilled including the things of nature that we can see is heaping around us. The social declension, how socially this is the end. We have seen religiously this is the end. As we talk with one another when we see how the Lord has picked us out from the confusion of the religious world, can’t we see that what He has said is actually present?

The Final Picture

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

This is to be fulfilled, to come to its climax like all the other ones at the very end; war, international turbulence commencing at Matthew 24:15. Where was there a turbulence that commenced shortly after Christ?

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Here is a turbulence of war that Jesus warned them about. That was there in Jerusalem with the disciples. The abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet is applied when the Roman army stood in the holy place, the immediate precincts of the city.

In Daniel you will identify this as a very broad-ranging statement because the terminology embracing the Roman empire both in its pagan, which is called daily desolation and papal which is called abomination of desolation. He embraces the two of them in one statement.

This is political turmoil between the armies of the Romans and the people of Jerusalem which were surrounded now in the city.

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate [Or the desolater – margin].

In our previous conference ‘The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant’ you will recall how vastly we examined that statement. Here is what Jesus was pointing to, the abomination making desolate. How did it commence?

Daniel 9:26 the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city.

Here was
an army, here was war.

Jesus pointed to Daniel which encompasses the events of the war against Jerusalem right through to the end, to the consummation. He did it for us in Matthew and here in Daniel. Your mind will grasp this is a vast spectrum of desolating warfare. It is a long-range prophecy, Rome attacks Jerusalem then Rome is desolated, then papal Rome continues.

Daniel 2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

2:42 And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Again a long range is represented of the wars between nations. It was to do with pagan Rome, that desolating power that crushed everything with its iron-like nature, then it goes into many particles. We know that has happened. The barbaric tribes of Europe dismantled the Roman Empire. There was iron and clay and the strong and the weak. These nations continued until the coming of Jesus when He will destroy those nations.

We see all these things from the past through to our time and we will know exactly where we stand.

Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.

7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Here is the total spectrum from the time of Rome attacking Jerusalem through the papal period to the final consummation and Jesus coming. In each successive prophecy there is more distinct detail, but the detail I want you to really appreciate is to see Jesus. Pagan Rome and papal Rome were to be consumed and to destroy unto the end. We are living at the end. What did He say?

Matthew 28:20 I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world.

In this turmoil of national war and conflict, can you see Jesus being with you? I pay attention to politics because of Daniel 10:12-13. Gabriel is talking to Daniel in the vision of Daniel 11.

Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

There was a connection between Daniel praying to God to help him and his people and the angel wanting to come and help him, but what prevented him?

Politics

What has Christianity to do with politics? What has Christ got to do with politics? The angel Gabriel was working to bring about the line-up to the very end of the desolation of this world. The prince of Persia was giving the angel Gabriel a hard time. Then Jesus came to help him.

Daniel 10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

10:21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and [there is] none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Gabriel and Michael. Where did you see him? Where was Jesus when He was with Gabriel? In Gethsemane. He had to battle through a situation there and we will read afterwards how this is connected with politics. Jesus was fulfilling a part together with Gabriel to influence politics. He was sweating with blood and needed support. The angel Gabriel came to Him and put His head upon his bosom and supported Him to work it through.

Michael Your Prince

That which exercises my mind when I read these things brings me to tears. Not only because there is Jesus sweating blood and there is an emotional picture with the angel, it is far bigger than that. It is an intelligent knowledge of politics and Michael your prince involved in that.

The relation of Jesus is identified in the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation is the revelation of Jesus.

Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

What I love about prophecy is that one quill stroke of a few words throws the whole picture into your mind. He is painting the picture of Daniel with all those beasts and brings them through to the Roman Empire and then the papacy all in one sweep.

Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

What does that ring a bell with?

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Has your faith and last generation identification with God’s true people to do with these beasts and with the demise and fatal wound of the papacy?

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

What are we looking at? We are looking at a spectrum of truth that was picked up from Daniel and it’s the revelation of Jesus with His people in the events of the warfare of this world and the consummation process to the final end.

International Political Interplay

The remnants of the nations who had been empires before was all contained in the description of the beasts with its bear paws and mixture of lion, leopard and iron-like beast, the ten horns, etc. Then there was another beast coming up out of the earth; that was the United States. The overview of this for the last days is in the seventh trumpet.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

A picture is developing as you see the connecting links. It is the culmination of all the previous seven trumpets that comes to this seventh trumpet, where all the nations that have been occupied in the warfare of the past come up to their culminating consummation.

The seven trumpets represented wars of the fall of the pagan Roman Empire. First the Western Roman Empire conquered by the barbaric tribes of Europe that now have become the nations of Europe. Rome crumbled under their warfare. That is why Jesus said you will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but that is just the beginning of the trumpets.

Trumpets number five and six were the fall of the eastern Roman Empire caused by the Ottoman empire. All the history of wars from the time of Christ includes the king of England that sent his armies to fight the Saracens. This is a very exciting history. These men of war that went to fight the so-called holy war to protect the holy land. The Arabs were doing their work. This is all contained here as part and parcel of the nation’s being angry and the time of the dead that they should be judged.

Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

The United States comes last in the drama because the United States was used not only that the papacy would receive the fatal wound, but now through the United States, the papacy’s deadly wound would be healed. This is all in conjunction with warfare. What nations are involved in the power-play over world affairs; the power-play leading to the grand finale? Was it Europe and United States in the First World War and the Second World War? After those wars men’s hearts were failing them for fear. What are they doing to prevent the terrible disasters that are looming upon them? When the Gulf war took place and ever thereafter, I still remember hearing they were attacking Iraq because Iraq was attacking another nation.

As that was beginning, I was in one of those opportunities where the Lord touches the right button on the radio at the right time and I was hearing George Bush senior saying, “this is the beginning of the new world order”. It had to do with the Arab warfare. Fascinating. They referred back to the Ottoman Empire that the Arabs are still today aiming to regain. That was lost in 1843.

These are known statements of history. A new world order would come to prevent the demise. This is all to do with Michael your prince. America is going to have an influence over the new world order; the whole world would wonder after America because of the miracles that the United States could do. This is all written under the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Armageddon

Revelation 16:13 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.

16:14 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.

16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Jesus is connecting the battle of Armageddon with the thief-like coming of Himself. So many people read this without paying attention to this. They are so confused in regards to Armageddon that they don’t know what Jesus is telling them here. What are the garments? Christ’s righteousness. Who connects Christ’s righteousness with your relation to war? It doesn’t gel in people’s minds. It’s always looked at from a spiritual level instead of a literal level. The literal level is war. The reason why they don’t want to know about this, is because today they are teaching that Armageddon is not a physical war but a spiritual one. They are deceived. Michael your prince has always been involved with political arenas as well as our spiritual salvation. He gathered them to a place, not some ethereal spiritual situation; it was an actual topos, a place right there called Armageddon which means mountain of Megiddo.

What was the dragon according to the prophecies of these past studies?

Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

This is pagan Rome that later became papal Rome, but at this stage it is pagan Rome.

Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.

That child was born to co-ordinate warfare. Who was standing ready to devour the child? Herod the representative in Israel of Rome. It was paganism that was at work to destroy the child.

Revelation 12:9 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.

Paganism is pure Satanism. Here is one unclean spirit that moves among the nations from a pagan standpoint to fight war. Then out of the mouth of the beast comes another unclean spirit. Who is the beast? Papacy. Then come the other unclean spirit, the false prophet:

Revelation 19:20 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.

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

13:14 And 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.

Is it not plainly United States? Out of the dragon (paganism) came a religious spirit that goaded to war, out of the beast came a spirit that goaded to war and out of the false prophet protestant United States comes another spirit to lead to war. Three unclean frogs, spirits, three religo-political thrusts all for the one object of the battle of Armageddon.

Revelation 16: 14 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.

This is one of the plagues. The plagues are the outpouring of God’s wrath. Here we see that there is going to be war and destruction and God is involved. How is that possible? Is God a vicious destroying being?

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.

Let us examine how these unclean spirits are working so that God says “This is my wrath”. These three unclean spirits are working in harmony with my wrath to destroy and to come to the consummation in the last generation.

2 Chronicles 18:18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and [on] his left.

18:19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.

18:20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?

18:21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And [the LORD] said, Thou shalt entice [him], and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do [even] so.

18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.

Three unclean spirits came forth to gather to the battle of God’s wrath, which was to consummate and to destroy the desolater. Here was Ahab as an example of what God does. Ahab had come to the point in time where he had to be desolated as he had reached the full scope of his evil. The lying spirit is the same spirit that comes out of the mouth of those three frogs. This lying spirit speaks through the prophets of Baal (pagan and papal worship, Sunday, apostate protestant United States) saying that Ahab will win when he goes to war. Here is how these three unclean spirits are sent out. They convince from the religious point of view that this war is a holy war. America fights a holy war, the Arabs fight a holy war and it goes bang, crash, wallop. It is the day of God’s wrath. This is God’s way.

What do the three unclean spirits tell the world to do?

Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong.

3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen,

Baal worshippers, come.

Joel 3:11 and gather yourselves together round about:

Armageddon – gather them to the place.

Joel 3:11 thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

As wicked as Ahab’s was.

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision (the valley of threshing – margin).

3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

All the heathen will be drawn together in the day of God’s wrath. In the summer and harvest when the threshing is done and the treading of the wine press. Before the harvest, the fig tree shoots and all the other trees. Can you begin to see the picture? The heathen are being drawn through these religious deceptive spirits to whom God says okay like He said to Satan and Job.

Joel 3:11: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

There are the powers of the international interplay bringing people under religious thinking to their climax in this last generation. Are you watching? Are you seeing? Are you watching Jesus in action? We would see Jesus.

Here are the mighty ones:

Revelation 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.

19:12 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.

This is Michael the prince. His other name is Faithful and True.

Revelation 19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

19:15 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.

The Harvest, the summer and the Winepress

Follow carefully how the Lord works and brings about this event through these unclean spirits.

Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

We are right on the track of these three unclean spirits trying to gather people together. What event had to take place? The river Euphrates was to be dried up. We are talking about nations; we are talking about war and conflict. What in prophecy is the symbol of a river and the river Euphrates?

Isaiah 8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, [even] the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:

What river is this; the river Euphrates. Iraq is the same place as Assyria. The river Euphrates has to do with those who dwell around the river and are a national power as represented in the sixth trumpet.

Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

This is work in the heavenly sanctuary.

Revelation 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

This is the Ottoman Empire to destroy the eastern Roman Empire. The period of time is a time prophecy which dealt with the Arab Ottoman Empire which was associated with the river Euphrates, with the four Sultans of the Arab Ottoman Empire. The river Euphrates had to do with the Arab world.

In the sixth plague the river Euphrates (the Arab world) is to be dried up so that it would prepare the way for the kings of the east to engage.

Daniel 11:41 He 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.

11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps.

11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

This was the Crimean war.

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

By the time we come to this part of the prophecy, the king of the north is dealt with. Remember Michael and Gabriel are involved.

In terms of a river, that is the drying up of the river Euphrates because the king of the north was Turkey which was the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Isaiah 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

This is during the plagues. The plagues run for one year. All the glory of Kedar will dry up.

Genesis 25:13 And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

In one year all the glory of the Arab (Kedar) will come to naught. The river Euphrates is being dried up in one year, during the plagues. That gives you an understanding that the plagues are not necessarily in sequence although they were given in sequence, they are not universal. There are different plagues of events that are taking place after the close of probation.

After centuries of Roman related wars, first Europe, then the east, the ultimate conclusion of it all is Armageddon. All the wars that have ever been fought have been fought to conquer each other and now comes the culmination where in their efforts to conquer one another it is the day of God’s wrath.

The summer is nigh, the harvest is to take place. The fig tree was about the revival of Israel. Why did they and all the other small nations have to be revived in 1948?

Jeremiah 25:15 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

The outpouring of the vials.

Jeremiah 25:16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Because of the war He will send them.

Jeremiah 25:17 Then took I the cup at the LORD’S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

Mark carefully who he was sent to in the day of God’s wrath.

Jeremiah
25:18 [To wit], Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as [it is] this day;

The fig tree was raised for the same reason as the other nations so that now God’s wrath could be poured out and all their hatred and power-play and desire to rule will be used to destroy themselves in the day of God’s wrath.

Jeremiah 25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

Some nations will say they don’t want to fight, but they will be brought to it.

Jeremiah 25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.

If He will destroy the city that is called by His name, all the other nations will not get away with it either.

Jeremiah 25:30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread [the grapes], against all the inhabitants of the earth.

This is the winepress of God’s wrath.

Jeremiah 25:31 A noise shall come [even] to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them [that are] wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.

Is that a spiritual war? This is the sword that He sends.

Jeremiah
25:32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

25:33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves [in the ashes], ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

The nations and Israel will be drawn together by the three unclean spirits and all the desolators will be punished including Judah including the Jewish Israeli people because what did they desolate? Jesus Christ, their own king. This will all happen by their own evil ideas by which Satan has been given the right to be used to lead them there. Don’t you see it happening today?

The fig tree has shot in 1948 and now what are we seeing? I have watched this over the years, the constant interaction between the Palestinians and the Jews. See how the world is getting involved how they are all taking sides. As the Arab world will receive its decimation, we can see that happening at the moment, this is the last generation, we are right on top of things as to what has been written here.

Revelation 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

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.

14:20 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.

Jesus comes with His sickle and the other angel comes with his sickle in the harvest. As the harvest is ripe, the winepress of God’s wrath is trodden. It is a warfare that draws blood. If you study this and take the measurements it comes from the valley around Megiddo down the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. That is the measurement. The blood will flow in the battle that is being fought where Gideon met the Midianites. The is the valley of decision, that’s where the blood will flow where all the nations are sending their power. The Arab world’s power has been dried up, the kings of the east that are interested in the Arab world come down and the kings of the earth come and the heavenly army comes down. Jesus with His mouth ruling the world with a rod of iron orchestrates as He has been doing all through the earth’s history with the empires. Michael and Gabriel are now doing the grand finale.

Here you see your Saviour who died to save you, who gave Himself in Gethsemane and perspired drops of blood.

Isaiah 63:1 Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

63:2 Wherefore [art thou] red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people [there was] none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

63:4 For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

63:5 And I looked, and [there was] none to help; and I wondered that [there was] none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

How clear do you want it? Michael and Gabriel were there when His garment was red with His perspiration. There was nobody else to help him but Gabriel; of men there were none to help Him. Daniel Chapter 11 now comes to its climax. He stands up and comes down with His horsemen to the valley of Megiddo and there He does exactly what He was saying. You can see it is a direct connection with all we have been studying.

Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but [this] shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire.

The marginal reading makes it more plain – For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; and it shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire.

The angel came to cause the winepress to be trodden and the blood will flow and fire.

Revelation 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.

19:12 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.

19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

19:15 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.

19:16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

19:17 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;

19:18 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.

19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

19:20 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.

Jesus with the angels working as usual behind the scenes completing the political conflagration.

Revelation 17:16 And 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.

17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

The nations of the world are orchestrated by Jesus through the nations within each other’s activity. Those nations will continue to work together with the papacy until finally they become so angry with her that they will burn her flesh with fire. The papacy will be burning and they will turn against each other just like in Gideon’s day the Midianites turned against each other. This is what we already see unfolding. The papacy is losing its convicting power.

Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.

Have you seen Jesus in action? You wouldn’t see Him unless you study prophecy. The daystar arises in your heart. Jesus who has been orchestrating the events of the world to bring people to Himself by His sacrifice and none of them understood. He was pleading for His people and they rejected Him. He perspired drops of blood, His garment was red and the angel had to support Him. Now these people whom He died for, claiming to be Christians have been twisting the whole thing into a total error and turning upon the true Jesus, cast Him out in His people; He now comes and says now it is my turn. How does He do it? Not as a vicious, ferocious beast. He uses the vicious, ferocious beasts to destroy each other.

If your and my Saviour is with us, do you need to fear? If He is the one you embrace and you take hold of that gift of Gethsemane, and exercise it in dependence upon Him, when He comes and does the destruction, is there anything to fear? When the heavens fall, is there anything to fear? When all nature falls down around you, when all society falls down around you, when all religion falls down around you, when war and bloodshed surround you, who is the orchestrator of that? He is there to save us. This is the picture of Jesus in His representation to the last generation.

Are we not highly privileged to know these things and of course Satan is so angry he doesn’t want this doctrine to go around, so what has he done to it? He has torn it to shreds. All the different Adventist doctrines that are going around today which are no longer Adventist doctrines. This is old-fashioned Adventism and it was given and supported by the spirit of prophecy, the testimony of Jesus. We want to be sure that we will not let our minds be confused by the false doctrines on Armageddon and on any of the war issues.

May God help us to remain faithful to the end.

Amen.

Posted on March 17, 2012, in Sermons by John Thiel, The Last Generation. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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