The end of days/end times is a subject that causes much division. The division is not because of the truth of the word. The division is because of the sin of the people. This study is titled “Remember Lot’s Wife” because that is the message that has been placed on my heart to share. This study is a bit long but it is one of the most important messages that I have shared with you all. It is worth the time to read. I urge you the reader to take the time to read this all of the way through, even if you have to read it in piecemeal.
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Many will hate me for speaking this truth. That is part of the division I mentioned earlier. The thought of a pre-trib rapture comes from the sinful nature of human beings. It comes from arrogance and a desire to seek pleasure/comfort. There is one thing I wish to share with you all before I share my study with you. That is this: We are nothing more than a soul with a body. The key to peace (Shalom) is found when you can accept that you are soul with a body, whose purpose is to serve and worship YHWH the Elohim of Israel and give glory to and receive grace through Yeshua HaMashiach!
This is so true! The problem is what do people value and hold sacred. Are you a warrior for wickedness of a warrior for Elohim?
Most people do not realize that there will be a seven year recovery period after the tribulation is over. That is because most christian based prophecy scholars preach that “the battle of Gog and Magog” as recorded in Ezekiel 38-39 happens shortly before the tribulation. As you will learn from this study the battle of Gog and Magog is the same event as the battle popularly known as Armageddon. Even though Armageddon is the place of the battle not the name of the battle. Some people believe Matthew 24 speaks of the events leading up to the tribulation but this study will thoroughly prove that it is speaking of the tribulation. Those people who believe it is leading up to the tribulation are the ones that believe Gog and Magog will occur before the tribulation begins. After the battle of Gog and Magog in Eze 38-39 it is recorded that there will be a seven year recovery.
Most teach that the seven year recovery period is the tribulation. That is a false belief. In Matthew 24 the beginning of the tribulation is recorded as starting with a war or other major event that will level the temple mount. It could be a earthquake or any number of other possibilities. I personally believe it is a war that will involve nukes but that may not be the case. It might just be a middle east war against Israel with or without nukes. It could also be a nuclear or other major terrorist attack in Jerusalem. The possibilities are endless in how it could play out. However the temple mount being leveled is the event that starts the tribulation not a seven year peace treaty. A peace treaty must occur near the beginning of the tribulation after the temple mount is leveled. The rider of the white horse (The 1st Horseman of the Apocalypse) will help bring in that false peace treaty. It will be a false peace without a doubt. Any peace that is achieved will not last long. The war is long and will last the full length of the tribulation, more clandestine once a false peace treaty has been made. However the war will not be over, until the final battle at Armageddon when Gog and Magog are defeated.
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2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
Here is a quick break down of key points in Ezekiel 38-39. (I encourage you to sit down and read the full chapters and passages I give and pray about these things. I don’t ask you to take my word on it but to let the kadosh holy spirit guide you.)
Eze 38:1-5 speaks of an alliance between Gog and Magog with Persia, Kush (Ethiopia), and Put (Libya). Gog and Magog is modern day Russia while Persia is modern day Iran. Currently Russia and Iran have a political and economic alliance. Never before in history has this occurred. Libya being mostly muslim would easily side with Iran. Ethiopia will join up offically with this alliance later on. We do know for sure that Libyan and Ethiopian Islamic rebels have flocked to Syria to help with the Syrian Rebellion, in alliance with Persia. The stage has been set with these political dealings among many others including the re-founding of Israel as a nation in 1948.
Eze 38:10-12 tells us that the cities and full nation of Israel must be without walls for the battle of Gog and Magog to happen. The nation of Israel must be living in peace, which must happen some time during the great tribulation, after the false peace is reigning. The idea that it happens before the peace treaty is in complete contradiction to what Eze 38:10-12 describes. It must happen after the temple mount is leveled (the start of the tribulation as recorded in Matt 24) and some form of false peace treaty begins. Things are going to have to get really bad, like nuclear or near nuclear bad before the muslims and palestinians make a peace deal with Israel. There are currently still walled villages and areas inside of Israel to protect the Israeli people from terrorist. They will not remove those walls unless peace is ensured. See pictures and description.
This is a picture of the damascus gate in the northern wall of Jerusalem.
Eze 38:15 reveals where Gog and Magog are from. They are from the remote parts of the north which were known at that time. Those remote parts are now known as Russia.
Eze 38:16 makes it clear that the great battle of Gog and Magog against Israel will occur in the last days, during the tribulation. The last days are during the tribulation thus it could not happen before the tribulation.
Eze 38:19-22 speaks of a great earthquake in Israel. That happens at the end of the tribulation at the end of the battle at Armageddon. Rev 16:12-16 is the 6th vial judgement where the rivers dry up to prepare the way for the great battle (of Gog and Magog) in the place called Armageddon. The last vial judgment ends the great tribulation. It is recored in Rev 16:17-21. That earthquake as recorded in that passage splits the great city into three pieces and collapses all of the cities of the world. It is without a doubt a world wide earthquake because of how Rev 16:17-21 describes it. Later on you will see that is not the only place it speaks of the city being split. In Eze 38:19-22 it also speaks of how the entire world will tremble at the power of YHWH the Elohim of Israel and every mountain will be overturned, every cliff thrown down, and every wall will fall to the ground. It also speaks of the great rain and hail that will occur at the end of the battle. That great quake and the hail is recorded at the end of the tribulation in the book of Revelation 16:17-21. Amazing what you learn when you let scripture interpret scripture.
This is one of the walls surrounding the boarders of Israel. It is there to protect the Israeli people from terrorist. Israel has not yet been able to live in peace.
Eze 38:23 makes it clear that all of this is for the glory of YHWH our Elohim.
The name of YHWH and Yeshua will not be forgotten for 1000 years during the messianic age, as we know through the book of Revelation.
The first several verses of Ezekiel 39 foretells of the defeat of Gog and Magog.
Eze 39:7 speaks of how this event will end the profanity among the nations against YHWH HaShem (HaShem means the name). His name will not be profaned anymore. For that to be fulfilled it would have to be at the very end of the tribulation bringing in the beginning of the messianic age. For it is recorded all throughout the book of Revelation that the people would be profaning the name of our Elohim throughout the great tribulation. If the battle of Gog and Magog is at the beginning of the tribulation, like most church people preach and believe then the prophecy in Eze 39:7 could not be fulfilled. All throughout the tribulation in the book of Revelation it is recorded that the people will profane the name of Elohim. If the profaning of the name of Elohim ends at the battle of Gog and Magog, then that battle could not occur before the tribulation.
Some people call this the apartheid wall. That is an anti-Semitic term for this wall. It is a wall that protects Israel from it’s enemies. Since this wall has been erected it has cut down on the rates of suicide bombers in Israel. Again read Eze 38 and you will know these walls will not be still standing when Gog and Magog occurs. The walls can only come down after the tribulation begins and a false peace treaty is in place.
Eze 39:9 starts describing the seven year recovery period. Most church people preach and believe that the seven year recovery period is the tribulation. In harsh reality after the seven year tribulation, there will be a seven year recovery period. This comes from a general misunderstanding of the victory at Armageddon from the book of Revelation. I will explain more on that in a moment. It says in Eze 39:9 that the survivors will be burning all the weapons of war and plundering the plunder of the anti-christ/gog and magog for seven years after the war/tribulation has ended. Again you need to read the passages I quote to see the full text and meaning. This is just a type of study guide for those who wish to learn more about the end of days.
I proudly fly this flag!
Eze 39:12-20 tells us that it will take the survivors seven months to bury the dead. It would take longer if the beast of the field and the fowl of the air did not also help consume the flesh of the dead. Again that imagery is confirmed by Yeshua. Yeshua in Matthew 24 spoke of that day when one will be taken and the other one left. In Luke 17:26-37, Yeshua speaks the same message recorded in Matthew 24. In Luke 17:32, Yeshua warns us to “remember Lot’s wife”. That warning is for the events at Armageddon and the end of the tribulation during the great battle of Gog and Magog.
We know what happened to Lot’s wife. Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back upon the destruction and wrath of YHWH on Sodom and Gomorrah that is recorded in Genesis 19. Then in Luke 17:37 the apostles ask where will they (the ones taken) be gathered. Yeshua responds in the same verse that they will be gathered to where the vultures gather. That means they will be gathered to the field of the dead known as “Hamon-Gog” mentioned in Ezekiel 39:15. Hamon-Gog is where most of the bodies will be consumed by birds and wild beast. That imagery also occurs again in Revelation 19:17 after the battle of Armageddon when the animals are told by an Angel to consume the flesh of the enemy. In Eze 39:17 YHWH tells men to command the birds and beast to feast on the corpses that died that day. Many times throughout scripture the term angel and man are interchangeable, not always but many times they are. This is one of those cases the terms are interchangeable. The feast of the dead happens after the enemy is defeated at Armageddon. Thus the great battle of Gog and Magog must occur at Armageddon at the end of the tribulation. Thus beginning a seven year recovery period after the tribulation is over.
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The end of Ezekiel 39 speaks of Israel being fully restored after the tribulation. It speaks of the rest of the diaspora being gathered back to Israel. The prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 makes it clear that every last member of the diaspora (scattered jews) will not return to Israel until after the tribulation/battle of Gog and Magog is over. It is YHWH that will bring us diaspora jews back to Israel regardless of if it is by supernatural means or if YHWH uses humans to gather his elect. I personally believe it will be YHWH using humans to gather the elect, not by supernatural means but I could be wrong. I do not pretend to know the mind of YHWH. It is of no consequence for it will still be an act of our Elohim.
The beginning of the tribulation starts with a war in Israel and ends with a war in Israel without a doubt. The war/battle at the beginning will destroy the temple mount and wailing wall in Jerusalem. During the tribulation a new age temple will be erected and dedicated to YHWH just so it can be desecrated. Yeshua said in Matthew 24 that not one stone of the second temple would be left standing upon another. The wailing wall is part of the second temple and all stones have yet to be thrown down (Picture already posted). After the tribulation the people that survive will repopulate the world and live in peace not having to fear anyone anymore. That is part of the many blessings of the ones who partake in the wedding feast, the messianic age. This is doubly true for the jewish people when the time of the goyim ends at the end of the tribulation.
I understand this topic can be sad and hard to think of so here is your comic relief!
The return of Yeshua as spoke of in Revelation is misunderstood by most people. Yeshua and the angels will come and wage the battle for us. We will be able to physically see the battle if we choose to watch. We should be able to see it all over the world, for as lighting appears in the east it is seen in the west. However the survivors who go out to the battle and look upon it with their own eyes will not be able to share what they saw if they dare look. That is because they will end up like Lot’s Wife. Human beings are not able to survive physically when looking upon the physical form of YHWH. YHWH will be with Yeshua in that day, just like YHWH was at Sodom and Gomorrah. At the time the great battle of Gog and Magog at Armageddon, Yeshua appears and defeats the enemy at the end of the tribulation. Again anyone who goes out to look upon the battle being waged will perish. Anyone who goes out to fight, even thinking in arrogance that Yeshua needs their help will perish! I strongly recommend any survivors to flee, hide and don’t turn back to look lest they end up like Lot’s wife. It is not a rapture, it is the wrath of YHWH!
Yeshua is the real name of Jesus
The marriage of the lamb takes place on earth not in heaven, as some people preach and believe. Rev 19:7-10 speaks of the marriage. The wedding feast begins when Yeshua comes back to defeat the armies of Gog and Magog at Armageddon, when the tribulation ends and the messianic age begins. The wedding feast is the messianic age. After the messianic age when the wedding feast ends is when the bridegroom takes His bride to His father’s household to live in ancient jewish marriage tradition. The marriage is normally consummated in the father of the bridegrooms home. However I do not believe the consummation happens in heaven like many rapture believers believe. There are people whose whole belief in a pre-trib rapture is based on going to heaven to consummate the marriage of the lamb before the wedding feast. The imagery of the ancient jewish wedding is very important but if that is the only legitimate debate you have when so many scriptures contradict that belief you need spiritual help. That imagery is very important in end of days (end times) prophecy. However there is far more to it than that symbolism. It is at the end of time and space that what is commonly known as a rapture, (when the bride is taken to the father’s house to live) will occur.
There were three stages of the wedding. Negotiating for the bride which is the time and events leading up to the first coming of Yeshua HaMashiach. The tanach had to come before the messiah. The tanach is more commonly known as the old testament but I hate the terminology old testament. The tanach and the post messianic scriptures is one complete covenant not a old one done away with and replaced by a new one. The second step was to pay the brides price. The payment was the death and resurrection of Yeshua HaMashiach. The next step is the betrothal and wedding of the bride to the groom. The betrothal has been occurring for the last 2000 years and will continue until the end of time, when people throughout the ages choose to accept Yeshua HaMashiach. The betrothal is when the bride accepts Yeshua into their heart and it is consummated when one is is filled with the kadosh (holy) spirit.
Just as when a man enters his wife for the first time the marriage is consummated, so the consummation of the bride of Yeshua (Christ) is when the kadosh (holy) spirit enters His bride. My wife hated me using that analogy but that would be more appropriate and legitimate symbolism than a secret rapture that is not mentioned anywhere in scripture. After the wedding the bride and bridegroom must travel back to the wedding feast. Meaning a period of time must occur after the consummation and before the wedding feast occurred. There will be people who arrive on time (the survivors of the tribulation) and those who arrive late to the wedding feast (those born during the messianic age). Thus we wait for the messianic age traveling throughout time waiting for the wedding feast. In this case the wedding feast will last 1000 years. The first seven years of the messianic age will be spent burning the weapons of war and pillaging property of the great enemy. The wedding feast is typically seven days or one week. The seven year recovery and one millennium of peace on earth. The symbolism is just mind blowing to me.
God provides for the fowls of the air! He shall provide for those who put their faith in him!
Yeshua makes it clear that 50 percent of the survivors of the tribulation will die during the battle at Armageddon. Matthew 24 and Luke 17 makes it clear that when one will be taken and the other one left is a 50% death rate. That event is without a doubt the end of the great tribulation. That is on top of the 75% that dies during the tribulation making the total death toll of the tribulation around 87.5% of the original population. It is not 1 in 4 that will survive but more like 1 in 10. That could be 50 percent of the people just in Israel or world wide. I personally believe it will be world wide with the majority of the battle occurring in Israel. I could be wrong though.
The protestant church is like my white rose bush. There are parts that look beautfiul and smell nice but grasp the whole teachings (bush) and you are going to be in a lot pain and trouble. The protestants have many thorns and snares that will bring spiritual destruction upon the souls of their subjects.
The period of recovery after the tribulation would still be in the messianic age. Even though a seven year recovery period sounds grim and depressing. Things will be so much better during that time of recovery than it was during the tribulation, that the recovery will feel like relief in a way. Even though the recovery will be harder than most could imagine by modern privileged standards, it will still feel like relief. YHWH and Yeshua would physically return to heaven after the battle of Armageddon. The messianic age is when men no longer learn the art of war because no war will occur. That day has not yet come. As war has been going on since the fall of man. We know that no war will occur during the messianic age because of the prophecies recorded in Isaiah 2-4. The messiah will still be in the hearts of all men. Yeshua will reign in spirit for 1000 years, not physically but spiritually. After the events of the tribulation the world will be forever changed and the people will not forget to teach the children what occurred in those days for the rest of time. It will be a time of peace, love and goodwill towards all of humanity.
The seven year recovery and the rebuilding after the recovery will be extremely difficult and will be remembered in the history books as well. The people who survive and rebuild the world will not be the ones being given the glory. The glory will belong to YHWH and Yeshua. The future history of the tribulation and recovery period is for the glory of YHWH and Yeshua. It will be taught and proclaimed to all humans left alive and born during the messianic age.
Lamb is a traditional kosher animal eaten on Passover! Passover is less than a month away!
2 Peter 3 makes it clear that at the end of the messianic age when satan’s bonds are loosed, people will mock and scoff the true believers that are left. They will be saying the return will not occur and the world will always stand just as it always has. I believe they will most likely use the history of the period before the tribulation and the events of the tribulation to justify such beliefs. Satan will not have forgotten the time of his defeat and will use it to deceive people once more. I believe those people will say or think that most of the so-called believers thought a rapture would happen then and it didn’t. They will proclaim just as a pre-trib rapture never occurred the true return will never happen.
After the wedding feast when the messianic age ends a day will come that the heavens and earth will be destroyed. That is when Yeshua will take his bride to his father’s household in a rapture. That is made clear in 2 Peter 3. After the wedding feast, YHWH will destroy time and space welcoming His son Yeshua and His bride into eternal shabbas. YHWH will create a new physical heaven (sky/universe) and earth after he destroys our current universe and time itself. A new first week of creation will begin again and a new existence will occur while we are either in heaven or in hell.
Yom Teruah is a day of shofar blast!
Isaiah 2-4 also speaks of the events of the tribulation and the period after. Isaiah 2 is where we learn that the messianic age will be a time where men no longer learn the art of war. Isaiah 4 in particular is very interesting because it mentions polygamy will return because there will be seven women to every man. That is part of the recovery period that is so tough. Men are more likely to run to battle to protect women, than women are to protect children. The men that run to battle will perish like Lot’s Wife. That is a huge reason why there will be seven women to every one man. Every person will need one another just to survive. Men don’t get too eager for that because all of the women will be bald and disfigured from the events of the tribulation. That is recorded in Isaiah 3. The polygamy will also help repopulate the earth. Isaiah 4 also speaks of the glory of Zion after the great destruction and blood shed. Every person (survivor of Israel/Gog and Magog war) will have to work for food and pillage the possessions of the anti-christ and his kingdom just to survive for many years after the tribulation is over: As you read about in Ezekiel 38-39.
Deuteronomy 28 is a curse that befell ancient Israel but is returning and coming upon the whole world once more. We see this in many current events everything from 9/11, the troubled world economy, and even the North Korean issues of cannibalism. The language in Isaiah 2-4 describing the world wide time of trouble leading to the messianic age is very similar to the description of the curse that would befall a nation that forsakes YHWH in Deut 28.
Matthew 5:17 17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete.
Isaiah 24 is a prophecy about tribulation that brings the destruction of the age of the goyim (gentiles) and will eventually bring in the messianic age. It speaks of how during that time of trouble the surface of the earth will be distorted. I imagine it as kind of lumpy and discolored. The earth will become cursed and will not give forth plant life. It will become despoiled and laid to waste. That means that it will be plundered and lay in ruins. It speaks of how the exalted (famous and powerful) people will fade away (physically and from memory). It speaks of a world filled with pollution and sin. A world that is literally polluted. The curse will devour the earth and few men will be left. Our earth is already polluted and the pollution will get worse before the end. I think the verse about few men will be left refers to all of mankind but also doubles in meaning to confirm Isaiah 4 speaking of the fact that there will be seven women to every one man.
Reading through Isaiah 24 we see a lot of similar imagery that is mentioned in the book of Revelation. At the end of Isaiah 24 it speaks of YHWH ruling on Mt. Zion during a time of peace. Isaiah 24:21-22 confirms the imagery in Revelation of the beast and the kings of the earth being locked away for 1000 years. Isaiah 24:23 confirms the imagery of the messianic age and YHWH and Yeshua ruling from Mt. Zion. As is the christian belief that YHWH, Yeshua and the Kadosh Spirit are three in one. Jerusalem will be the capitol of Israel and all nations will look to Israel for guidance. That is confirmed in Zechariah 8:20-23. Zechariah makes it clear that it will be in spirit, not in physical form. Zechariah 8:23 is where we see for sure it is in spirit. It tells us that the people grasp the garment of the jew begging to go with them because YHWH is with them. That is how the rule of YHWH and Yeshua will occur on Mt. Zion, in spirit.
Wide is the path and broad is the way that leads to hell much like this service road.
There are two more passages I wish to share with you before I wrap this up. The two passages are Zechariah 14 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. I will begin with Zechariah 14. For many years I believed that Zechariah 14 prophesied a nuclear war. That is simply not the case. It is describing the final battle and how Jerusalem will be seized once more and people will ravage the great city. Zechariah 14 also repeats symbolism mentioned earlier in this article. It speaks of a great earthquake that will split the city into multiple pieces and cause all of the mountains to disappear in Israel. It speaks of how the nation of Israel will be a plain after the day that YHWH sets His feet on the mount of olives. It is when YHWH sets His feet upon the Mount of Olives that the mountain splits, splitting the great city into 3 pieces. The Mount of Olives is in Jerusalem. It also mentions that day will be like none other, there will be no light. Again that symbolism is also mentioned in the 7th vial judgement that is mentioned in Revelation.
Zechariah 14 gets more interesting. It speaks of how the people will be plundered in this war and how when YHWH and Yeshua come to fight the battle that a certain plague would come upon the enemy. That plague is why I have thought for years it would be nuclear. Recently it was revealed to me that I was wrong. The plague of the flesh melting off while they still stand on their feet and their eyes and tongue rotting out in the sockets and mouth is not a nuclear event. It is the glory of YHWH and Yeshua destroying them. Similar to the event portrayed in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” when the Nazi’s opened the ark. Of course that is just a movie and not once did it factor into my belief. I was explaining this curse and someone pointed out that scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” asking me if it was like that. It is very much like that curse. See the video at the end of this article.
Not even the animals will survive the curse mentioned in Zechariah 14. So no use sending the animals to fight as well! That picture of the donkey with the gun was taken in Israel!
The final passage I wish to discuss is 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. That passage is about the man of lawlessness. It gives a warning and description of what will happen to the anti-christ and his forces at the end of the great battle. The man of lawlessness cannot come until a great deception and apostasy comes. I once thought the great deception would be a demonic invasion pretending to be alien saviors. I still believe that is a possible event. However I believe now that the greatest deception is the doctrine of a rapture occurring before the end of the messianic age. That deception will cause many to act like Lot’s wife and run to their death. This passage also speaks of YHWH sending a powerful delusion on those who did not believe the truth and took pleasure in or approved of wickedness.
2 Thessalonains 2:8 is the passage that confirmed to me that the message of “Remember Lot’s Wife” was very important to give. It speaks of the man of lawlessness being revealed and that YHWH and Yeshua will slay him with the breath of their mouth and by the glory of their coming. I was nearing the end of completion of this article when a buddy of mine mentioned the passage in 2 Thessalonians. It blew my mind when he mentioned this and I am very thankful for this man. All YHWH and Yeshua will need to do is to speak and the man of lawlessness being “Gog” or “the Anti-Christ” which ever term you prefer would be destroyed. The glory of His coming will be enough to kill any mortal. The passage in Zechariah 14 mentioned the plague also consumed all of the animals too. That is because no living thing can stand in the physical presence of YHWH without perishing.
Even Moses was not allowed to see the physical form of YHWH without being destroyed. Even Yeshua did not physically stand in the presence of YHWH while he was in His mortal form. Anyone who thinks they are worthy to physically stand in the presence of YHWH or Yeshua is arrogant and will perish in the great battle if they do not repent of that sin and humble themselves. Physically standing in the presence of YHWH will cause the plague mentioned in Zechariah to befall a person.
In conclusion: The most important advice I can give you is repeating the words of Yeshua “Remember Lot’s Wife” it might just save your life one day to heed that advice. The other advice I have to give is to humble yourself and pray without ceasing, always asking for guidance and truth. Seek the truth and you will find the truth. Learn humility, forgiveness and love for those three traits are the best traits a human can have. Shalom Aleichem! May YHWH bless you and lead you to the truth!