Thursday, February 2, 2017

America First...or Israel First?

         I have not posted a blog for over month.  The reason for this being is that I have been very busy contemplating and attempting to analyze the recent presidential election. I needed to examine existing realities and delve deeper into his persona, background and associations.  Donald Trump as we know has won a rather surprising victory based allegedly on a populist movement of people fed up with the status quo in Washington and desiring a reversal of the decline of America under recent administrations. The results of the election have served to illustrate a deeply divided nation. We are witnessing a euphoric response from those Trump supporters who we might reasonably term to be patriots. On the other hand we are also witnessing substantial nationwide protests against Donald Trump as he begins to implement some of his policy changes in accordance with his campaign promises. Could it be possible that we have the hope and opportunity to turn America back to its founding principles and begin to reverse the decades of tyranny which have been perpetuated by recent administrations? My first response to Trump’s platform and initiatives was positive and I even addressed it in my most recent blog: A Reprieve for America? While I was hopeful for America and the people I had reservations concerning whether or not such positive and dramatic change was possible.  Thus I placed a question mark behind the title.
            Let me explain my reservations. Trump was clearly displaying in his campaign rhetoric a very nationalist America first agenda. It had a great appeal to to many Americans.  So let us get specific about those existing realities. We live in a nation whose monetary system is completely controlled by an international banking corporation known as the Federal Reserve which issues and prints debt based currency notes that we call money. It is not money but actually represents credit or unpaid debt. Our entire monetary system is based on debt and credit and the debt is controlled by an entity which is international in scope and cannot be controlled by the United States government, and it is certain that the people cannot exercise any control over this monetary creature nor can Donald Trump for that matter.
            Add to this most crippling handicap the fact that the Congress of the United States is subservient by an oath to protect and defend the nation state of Israel. The most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. is AIPAC (The American Israel Political Action Committee). Yes, not the Constitution of the United States but Israel by virtue of the fact that the monetary system is controlled internationally by Zionists.  That is to say those American interests are subservient to the interests of international Zionists who own, control, and promote an agenda on behalf of the nation state of Israel.
            Evmgelocal Christians provided enormous support for Donald Trump in the
vote count.  These evangelicals hold in the main a very strong support for the nation state of Israel because it is germane to their doctrine that the Jews or national Israel constitute the “chosen people” possessing a destiny to have dominion over the earth according to their  projected prophetic analysis of Scripture. This, of course, is clearly refutable by any reasonable examination of the Scripture. On this critical fact I would urge you to obtain either one of the two following books which prove the complete fallacy of this conclusion concerning anticipated Jewish hegemony. The Israel Deception and/or Christian Zionism and the Scofield Reference Bible.
            This brings me back to the election of Donald Trump and the enormous support for him by these same evangelicals. Donald Trump has extreme and significant ties to these Zionists whose ultimate objective is a world government centered in Israel and having as its capitol Jerusalem.  There is already talk of moving the capitol of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Trump is a personal friend of Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of Israel.  He also has within his own family strong ties to Orthodox Judaism. Many of his campaign staff, advisors, supporters and donors to his campaign are Ashkenazi Jews. I am not anti-Semetic but I am anti-Zionist!
            The long term agenda of the Zionist movement is to recover all of the territory in the Middle East which constituted the biblically defined geographic boundaries of the “promised land”. (See Genesis 15:18). That geographical area today includes Southern Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, present day Israel, Northern Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  Syria has not yet been overthrown yet and Iran is a giant obstacle to Israel’s design for the region. I believe that Donald Trump is under the control and influence of the Zionists and their agenda for world government centered in a “Greater Israel”.  Prepare to see this agenda being advanced under the administration of Donald Trump.  Unfortunately the vast majority of the evangelical Christian community will have no significant problem with this and will in fact support it completely because they have already adopted wholeheartedly the basic design and thrust of the Zionist world view. So will it be America first … or the advancement of the Zionist agenda which is Israel first?


David Lance Dean                                                 website:authordavidlancedean.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Can Trump "Make America Great Again"?

Merely asking this question raises many more questions that we may not be able to completely answer. Nevertheless, in light of the recent election it is an issue that must be addressed here. America’s people have head all of the rhetoric covering a plethora of issues e.g. immigration, taxes, a wall at the border, trade agreements, Supreme Court nominations, law and order, etc. ad infinitum. These and more were continually expressed throughout his campaign. My motive in this inquiry and my writing is not to bring question to the sincerity of the many promises made; but rather more in addressing the reality of whether or not these many promises driving the campaign and subsequent election are even possible. The euphoria is substantial and the economic indicators are currently positive but what lies ahead? The resistance is also formidable and the political and economic forces of resistance are powerful as the Zionist Luciferin agenda is threatened.
            Clearly Trump’s proposed agenda stands in stark contrast to the direction of our nation over the past twenty-five years or more. From the standpoint of a patriot I would love to see every aspect of this agenda become operative for the benefit of the American people and the restoration of what was once a Constitutional Republic.  It is now a for profit corporation controlled by international interests and another agenda. That desire would most certainly include the nullification of the Johnson amendment to the IRS code (501c3) which granted a tax exemption for churches and its members with the caveat that they would not become involved in political actions or rhetoric. This issue alone has stifled the voice of the church to identify and resist the tyranny which restrains the legitimate voice of Scriptural freedom upon those who at least profess to be Christian. Donald Trump has voiced his desire to accomplish this nullification. This particular issue brings me to the point of at least beginning to be able to answer the original question.
            The international forces opposed to the concept that America could be made great again are extremely formidable. At the root of the powerful cabal that dominates internationally is the ‘money power’ now vested in the International Monetary Fiend and related international banking institutions including the Federal Reserve System controlling America. These systems combined control includes markets, money printing, investments and economies. They operate in collusion with a single ultimate goal.  That is to control the world’s nations and its population. At the time of this writing we are very near to the planned demise of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It will very soon be replaced with a new world currency system known as ‘world money’ and America will lose the many benefits of possessing the controlling world currency—the dollar. The system to be introduced will include a basket of currencies controlling all commerce and trade internationally. When the dollar collapses and is replaced with a new international monetary system America will be financially devastated. The price of gold and silver will escalate exponentially and the value of the dollar will conversely be depleted. I am not an economist and my only real perspective on developing world events is derived from decades of research and observance of the transformation of the world from a spiritual perspective. We are observing and will continue to observe even more dramatically in the years to come a transformation of nation states into regional governments interacting with an ever more centralized world government. This is the agenda of Lucifer for a New World Order under his control that he may receive universal worship in an attempt to displace God for a short period of time before the final judgment. Wake up Christians!
            The Scriptures clearly prophesy these developments. We are engaged in a great spiritual war with the powers of spiritual darkness and ultimate evil. They are acting to enslave and destroy America as well as the other nations of the world and bring them into harmony under a single control mechanism of absolute international tyranny. Due to this reality I do not believe that Donald Trump will be able to make America great again because this concept is diametrically opposed to the agenda of the evil one which is clearly prophesied in the Scriptures. Due to the apostate state of the Christian church the Lord will allow this deterioration into judgment as he willfully limits himself and allows judgment to occur as an instrument to bring potential repentance to an immoral and ungodly nation and world. See my books: These Prophets and the Revelation and The Israel Deception.


David Lance Dan                               website:authordavidlance dean.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

America's Final Crossroad

             November 8, 2016 is a date that could well be a date that lives in infamy
quoting Franklin Roosevelt’s description of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
It is, of course, Election Day in America. The political race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is of ultimate consequence for all Americans and many do not
perceive its massive impact on this once great and free Republic. Powerful forces
have not only attacked  us but have hijacked the Republic and turned it into first a democracy and then subsequently an oligarchy ruled and controlled by an international cabal of very wealthy and powerful men directed by the evil powers of darkness.  These people have been active in the planned destruction of America for decades and in fact their activities can be traced back at least to the time of the so-called civil war. These forces support the election of Hilary Clinton.
            An opposing political phenomenon resisting this criminal cabal has emerged and become very apparent through a populist uprising in support of Donald Trump. America is divided between freedom loving people and those who support the tyranny of ever bigger government deceptively offering them the alleged benefits of safety and security. In reality and in truth these have purposed to impoverish, control and ultimately destroy America. This is the agenda for a new international order of world government which has been referred to and described as a New World Order. The Scriptures have defined this international order as the fourth Gentile Empire to rise up and take total control of the earth and all nations.  The details of this new order can be found in the book of Daniel specifically in chapters seven and eight and are enlarged upon in the book of Revelation at chapters eleven, twelve and thirteen. It can be more completely understood in all of its detail by reading my book These Prophets and the Revelation.
            Returning to the current conflict and the crossroad it represents in the upcoming election; in which very powerful forces ae operating to destroy America as a bastion of freedom. This election is central and critical to that planned agenda. Donald Trump is by no means a perfect candidate as he has his moral and spiritual flaws.  However, he does in my opinion represent a sincere desire to put in place political reforms which would return the country to be more governed by the Constitution and the rule of law. His agenda is diametrically opposed to the plans of Hillary Clinton who is controlled by the illuminati and other secret societies whose purpose is clearly to establish a world tyrannical government modeled after communism. This agenda is undoubtedly orchestrated and controlled by the prince of darkness himself.  It is Satanic in cause and effect.
            In the coming days leading up to the election prepare yourselves for some significant surprises for these dark forces cannot and will not allow Donald Trump to be elected.  The MSM (mainstream media) is wholly controlled by the same people who endorse Hillary Clinton for President.  Is that not totally apparent if you watch or listen to their propaganda at all? While they say she is leading in the polls and there is only a very remote chance that Trump could overcome that presumed lead, the truth is that he is likely leading in the popular support of the American public. If this is true he is a total threat to their retention of power over America and that fact is so significant that it could trigger a revolution both politically as well as an open conflict with the corrupt establishment. The establishment is fully aware of this fact and they will take appropriate action to assure that the election of Donald Trump will not be allowed to transpire. Many possibilities exist to accomplish this political coup and I cannot predict what they will precisely be.  However, in my opinion some major event will be orchestrated
prior to the election causing it to be cancelled. It will be of the magnitude of a national emergency whether it be a ‘false flag’ terror attack as was 911, or a financial crisis resulting in the shutdown of banks and the equity markets, or a complete fraudulent rigging of the election itself.  I have no specific insights as  to precisely what will be used but I do understand that Donald Trump cannot be allowed to win the presidency through a popular and fair election by the people.
            If you are a person of faith and you understand the premises which I have set forth above then I would urge you to diligently pray (II Chron. 7:14)that this overthrow of the  American government would not be allowed to happen at this crossroad event of the national election.  One thing I a m very sure of is that the Clinton political machine is very powerful and very corrupt and it is sponsored both nationally and internationally by some extremely wicked people who are totally anti-Christian.  If she is elected you can look forward to international warfare.  Likely it will be with Russia and/or China. Also possible in the near future is a complete collapse of the financial system, and the very real possibility that you will be incarcerated in one of the many FEMA camps which have been set up and established in various places in the nation. Christians must have an awakening and an unprecedented revival to stand against the evils of this coming Antichrist agenda for a one world government.  Hilary Clinton is an integral part of this Luciferian inspired agenda.

David Lance Dean                               website: authordavidlancedean.com
                                                             Blogspot: theseprophets.blogspot.com
                                                             Books: These Prophets and the Revelation,
                                                            The Israel Deception, and Christian Zionism                                                                           and the Scofield Reference Bible

                                                    

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Muslim Invasion

There is in full operation an agenda of destruction both in America and Europe. A principle element of this planned destruction becomes very apparent with an investigation of the orchestrated migration of multiplied millions of so -called “refugees” from Syria and areas of the Middle East into the nations of Europe as well as America. This migration of people is designed as an invasion of a religious ideology as well as a political transformation. Looking first at Western Europe we find complete chaos being accomplished against the legitimate citizenry of many if not most of the countries in the European Union. These Muslim hoards fleeing the war and destruction in Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries are essentially bringing with them crime, the rape of women, political disruption and economic stress to the victim nations of the entire region. It must be understood by all that this plan is designed to accomplish an agenda of internationalism conceived by very evil men who seek to enslave and control the world. It is Luciferian in cause and effect. It is a battle plan to destroy freedom, the sovereignty of nations, economic stability and religious independence in favor of a system of regionalization, a new world monetary system, and ultimately the homogenization of religions into the acceptance of a universal religion. As Christians have been targeted, persecuted and murdered in the Muslim countries of the Middle East so this same persecution will be ultimately brought against those who profess and obey the gospel of Jesus Christ in the affected nations and that will definitely also include persecution in America. Turning to America we see the same phenomenon occurring. Our borders have been opened by Barack Obama, his handlers and supporters. This invasion of so called “refugees” from the Middle East, Mexico and Central America includes people who may be terrorists, criminals, and many who have been indoctrinated to hate America and most certainly Christians. The numbers include also people who are simply looking for a safe haven. Its eventual effect will be increasing acts of violence against and murder of law abiding and freedom loving Americans. The infiltration of those who hold contrary ideologies and religious indoctrination will have the effect of neutralizing and compromising the basic values upon which America was established. Ultimately it will become a bulwark to completely destroy America and will bring severe persecution to any remaining that will stand uncompromisingly on the truths of Scripture and acknowledgement of Christ as the only Lord and Savior worthy to be worshipped and obeyed. The long term purpose is to completely destroy America in favor of an international political and monetary order which will also require spiritual and political compromise. The internationalist’s plan is satanically inspired, totalitarian in nature, and intended to capture and enslave mankind into a system contrived and orchestrated by Satan himself. So who are these agents and purveyors of death and destruction? There exists in the international arena a very powerful coalition and vast network of people who have in essence sold their souls in exchange for monetary riches and power. They have voluntarily given themselves to the god of this world who is able to provide them with the riches and power which they lust after. They network together through secret societies, national and international organizations (United Nations), and they are well established in occult dogma, satanic worship and economic theft. They have hijacked America through implementation of the Federal Reserve System giving them the total control over America’s monetary system. Through their control of fiat “money” they are able to control politicians, elections, media, legislative bodies and even religious ideologies. Their ultimate goal is the complete control of the peoples of the world and a new one world system that will bring a universal religion and worship of Satan through the instrumentality of the Son of Perdition; that is the Antichrist. They are well represented throughout the American political and economic system through multiple organizations including political parties (Republican and Democrat), the major banking institutions, the media and multiplied thousands of corporations. On an individual level we have people working diligently for the destruction of America such as George Soros. He is a multibillionaire sponsoring such groups as Black Lives Matter to promote racial violence and division through implementation of racial conflict dividing people with the purpose of conquering American unity. He has pledged five hundred million dollars for the promotion and advancement of the open borders agenda supposedly to bring “refugees” into the country. The real motive is stated clearly above. Then we have Hillary Clinton, illuminati, Luciferian, hater of Christians and confidant of George Soros and the Rothschilds, She is the planned President of the United States who, if elected, she will continue to promote this agenda of American destruction and world government. The election may be interrupted, cancelled or in some other manner modified as Hillary has some very serious health issues. Also, does there remain some possibility that Donald Trump will be elected?? If there exists any prospect of this occurring beware of a false flag event to delay or cancel the election. If he is elected and he attempts to implement his promised agenda his attempts to govern will be stifled by this world cartel of evil that control monetary systems virtually worldwide. The very sad part of this commentary is that the alleged Christian church lies in a state of not only compromise but outright apostasy so there does not exist a viable body of spiritual resistance to the advancement of evil in America and the world at large. A great revival of Biblical Christianity must occur to counteract and resist the existing spiritual, economic and political forces. The Scriptures speak clearly prophesying concerning a universal government to be established at the end of the age and prior to the return in judgment of Jesus Christ. My books and writings cover these truths in significant detail. But there will certainly come a day eventually after a time of trouble and great tribulation when Jesus Christ will return only for the purpose of delivering through resurrection his faithful people both dead and living from this present evil world and bringing his judgement upon this emerging world order, Satan himself, and all evil men.(See Matthew 24:29-31. I Thes. 4:13-17 and Revelation 11:11-12) website:authordavidlancedean.com Blogspot:theserophets.blogspot.com David Lance Dean Books: The Israel Deception, These Prophets and the REvelation, Christian Zionism and the Scofield Reference Bible

Saturday, September 17, 2016

America's Dilemma

              “Give me control over nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.”
This famous historical quotation was spoken over two hundred years ago.  Thus was the edict of Mayer Amschell Bauer (Rothschild). His agenda has now evolved into an international monetary cabal of very wealthy Luciferians directing a monetary system which captured America by a Congressional act of fraud and treason on December 23, 1913 with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.  This single act placed the monetary control of the nation into a foreign owned corporation of international banking and financial elitists whose long term goal is the total destruction of America in favor of a new international order. That control mow does not only apply to America but is international in scope (IMF -International Monetary Fund) including ultimately all of the large central banks of the world.
            In the context of the upcoming election in America prepare for a collapse of cataclysmic proportions altering the world’s financial system with the removal of the petrodollar as the established world reserve currency which was placed in effect by the Bretton Woods Agreement in July, 1944 creating the International Monetary Fund.  This agreement set the stage for the long term goal of establishing a single world currency and ultimately a digital monetary system. This
ongoing process and agenda is to lead the world into a Luciferian inspired system of total tyranny through control of the world’s wealth, food, energy and natural resources preparing the world’s population for the emergence through massive deception of a world ruler and  an alleged savior identified in the Scriptures as the Son of Perdition or the Antichrist.
            The event I speak of will likely occur at the very end of September with the introduction of a new international currency system based in the Chinese Yuan and a world system of special drawing rights (SDR). This international reset of currencies is orchestrated by the same cabal responsible for the capture of America through the Federal Reserve Act. It is simply now going international and will involve a massive transfer of wealth into the hands of these same world monetary controllers. When understood this world wide monetary conspiracy of control and reset would be identified by them as ‘Shimitah’. A few words of explanation become necessary. Under the Old Testament economy the Lord God established a system of Sabbaths. Six days of labor and then a seventh day of rest or Sabbath. The principle extended to Sabbath years in which the land would be tilled and harvested for six years and then it was required to be given a seventh year of rest. After seven yearly Sabbaths came the Jubilee (‘Shimitah’) meaning a release at which time all debt was forgiven and all property rights were restored to the original owner in spite of any encumbrance of debt or obligation. Thus there came a release. The cabal assumes their world ownership through  Babylonian Talmudic dogma.
            The financial and political world is now controlled by a Luciferian cabal who draw their justification for world dominance from the Old Testament concept of them being a ‘chosen people’ or in another way of expression is as the ‘master race’. They have counterfeited the concept of the Jubilee (Shimitah) to orchestrate through the Federal Reserve’s control of monetary policy a series of boom and bust cycles occurring every seven years. This cycle can be followed from the oil embargo of 1973 every seven years. The 1980 recession, the 1987 stock market collapse, the collapse of the bond market in 1994, the 9/11 false flag attack on the world trade center (9/11) and the subsequent stock market crash immediately following. In 2008 we experienced the sub-prime mortgage debacle bringing financial calamity and foreclosure to millions of Americans. Always the object is involving a transfer of wealth. The stage is now set for the Jubilee as the fiftieth year which began in September 2015 but is ending September, 2016.
             We are there now and must be prepared for this cataclysmic event precipitated by the collapse of the petrodollar and the move to a new international monetary system. Those in control have postponed the event until this year in the face of the upcoming election. Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice of the cabal as she herself is a member of the illuminati and supported by George Soros, the Rothschild’s, et al. She has become obviously quite ill and may not be able to complete her anointing as President of the United States. Be prepared for an election surprise coming in conjunction with the currency reset. Donald Trump is completely unacceptable as a possible President to the power brokers so some manner of crisis will be implemented to possibly delay the election, call it off completely or some other option. Who knows for sure what the other options would be?
            If by some miraculous intervention Trump might actually be elected he would be totally unable to initiate the reforms he has proposed in his campaign.  Why? Because he does not control the world monetary system.  Regardless of any noble or patriotic intent that he may have for America he will not be allowed to implement his agenda.  It simply does not conform to the planned destruction of America which has been established by those who are moving forward in favor of a one world government ultimately to be revealed in their plan for a ‘Greater Israel’ and the emergence of a false messiah to rule the world prior to the return in judgement  of Christ.
            A crisis of great proportions for America lies immediately ahead.  This is America’s great dilemma. Are you spiritually prepared by virtue of an abiding faith and dependence on the only one who can provide hope and salvation?  Jesus Christ. He will ultimately judge it all and prevail after times of trouble and great tribulation.

David Lance Dean                                                   website:authordavidlancedean.com
            Two books which will greatly enhance your understanding of today’s world:
These Prophets nod the Revelation   amd The Israel Deception        


            

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Voices of the Prophets

          As I indicated in my most recent post I have purposed to gather up and place in order a summary of the prophetic utterances from the Scriptures relative to the unfolding world events leading us towards the end of the age. This covers a comprehensive revelation of significant events prophetically developed by several of the  prophets whose purpose it was to inform us precisely what to expect that individual believers could gain an understanding and avoid the many deceptions of the enemy who seeks to ensnare many and capture them for his own purposes of death and destruction.
            After careful thought and consideration I believe that to focus our attention on the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 provides us with a context to build upon for he is answering a question posed to him by the disciples. “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?”(Matt.24:3) Jesus’ answer gives
us a foundation to fully examine prophetic truth to the very end of the age.
            His words are both a warning as well as instruction to be prepared with knowledge of the truth that we may avoid being deceived, captured and destroyed by the evil one. He first warns of wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and pestilences assuring his followers that these things will come to pass, but will not be the signs of the end of the age. Rather he refers to them as “the beginning of sorrows”(vss.6-7).This is preparatory for much more extreme consequences resulting in persecution and martyrdom for faithful believers in Christ. We have not yet experienced this in America, but we can be assured that it is coming from that international satanic driven forces intent upon establishing a one world government. We can see clearly in America the breakdown of the rule of law and the coming political and economic chaos. With the impending economic collapse which is soon to come our perceptions of America, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution will be relegated to history and tyranny will be the new paradigm. This fact is more than obvious at this time as we honestly analyze current and developing trends. The church is in an advanced state of apostasy and has been almost completely neutralized by government regulation (501C3) and spiritual compromise. Iniquity will indeed abound more and more and the love of many will wax cold.(Cp. Maatt.24:12). False prophets and false teachers abound in the religious world and many are captured by their lies and distortions of the truth.
            We have observed within a generation the demise and destruction of a once free nation. The stage is almost completely set for the establishment of a virtual dictatorship including economic and political bondage. With it will come the wholesale persecution of any who will confess and stand for Christ. America as its collapse is complete will be merged with Mexico and Canada into a regional government as one of ten such regions that will make up the emerging New World Order. Daniel has prophesied the same at chapter seven, verse 7. “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; and it devoured and brake in pieces and stamped the residue with the feet of it……..and it had ten horns.”  Daniel’s vision of the ten horned beast (regional governments) is confirmed by the Apostle John at Rev 13:1. “And I stood on the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon the horns ten crowns, and in his heads were the name of blasphemy.” This conforms to the United Nations Agenda 21 for world government as well as the 1980 Oded Yinon plan for a “Grater Israel”. For details see my book The Israel Deception.
          Returning to the text of Jesus’ prophecy in Matthew 24 we perceive that we are called upon to remain faithful in the face of adversity and persecution as “he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (verse 13) “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached  in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”(vs. 14).
         Jesus warns us of a significant event to occur just prior to the beginning of the great tribulation.  “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet……whoso readeth let him understand.”(vs.15)  For a full understanding read my recent blog -The Abomination of Desolation.  This solemn event occurs immediately prior to the onset of the tribulation and is explained more fully at II Thes. 2:1-11.(See Daniel 12:11-12 and read my recent blog The Great Tribulation). Jesus tells us at Matthew 24:21 that this sign and its effects will mark the onset of the great tribulation. This period which brings such tribulation as has never been seen upon the earth and except the Lord would shorten it no flesh should remain alive. Read the text of his warnings at Matthew 24:21-25. Compare this text with Daniel 11:30-45 which reveals the Antichrist and his activities running through the tribulation to the very end. Daniel 12:7 verifies the duration of the tribulation to be 3 ½ years.( Compare also Rev. 11:2; 12:6 and 13:5). The length of the tribulation is confirmed several times to be 3 ½ years and not a seven year period as taught by most of today’s preachers. It will be a time of extreme persecution and martyrdom of all who confess Christ for Satan and his agent the Antichrist are purposed to remove any testimony of Christ from the earth. Yes, the body of the church will be subjected to the tribulation including persecution and martyrdom. No pretribulation ‘rapture’.
            Returning to the words of Jesus in Matthew 24 beginning at verse 29 we read: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall he sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light………..Then shall appear the sign of the  Son of man in heaven……..md they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of the heaven with power and great glory…….and they shall gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of haven to the other.”(vss.29-31)
The resurrection and the gathering of the elect occurs after the tribulation. (Cp. I Thes 4:13-17; Daniel 12:1-2; I Cor. 15:51-52; Revelation 7:9-10; Rev. 11:11-12). See my blog The Resurrection.
            The Day of the Lord shall ensue after the resurrection when the Lord returns with his elect to bring judgment upon the earth. Contrary to dispensational teaching which states that chapters 4-19 constitute the tribulation we find that many of those chapters are dealing directly with the Day of the Lord or said another way the Day of the Lamb’s Wrath. This activity of his judgment of the earth can be found in Rev. Chapters 8,14,15,16 and finally reaching its consummation in chapter 20 when men are judged at the great white throne. At chapter 21  and chapter 22 of Revelation we see that a new havens and a new earth are brought into existence as the old world and its order having been judged and destroyed. The Day of the Lord is consummated with what has come to be known as Armageddon. Contrary to conventional wisdom this happens outside of time and is not conventional warfare but entirely spiritual in its nature and consummation. See my blogs The Day of the Lord and the Eschatology of Armageddon.  The reader will be even better informed if they obtain and read my book These Prophets and the Revelation. I hope that this discourse will bring new understanding to many.


David Lance Dean                                      website and blog access at: authordavidlancedean.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Great Tribulation

           Having recently posted blogs on the topics of the Abomination of Desolation and the Day of the Lord I feel the next and closely related subject is the great tribulation.  Following shortly I will consolidate all three topics into   a comprehensive overview of the eschatology of the end times as revealed in the Scriptures.  This coming blog will tie all of the relevant events together and provide the reader with an accurate chronology of the manner in which they will unfold in time. I do recommend my title These Prophets and the Revelation if you desire to obtain a complete narrative of these unfolding and future events on the horizon and their interface with developments in the secular world of today.
            The Great Tribulation is a vast topic and we can only deal with the major elements of its
content in this short space, but can provide a significant amount of understanding. I think to introduce the subject it can be best addressed by beginning with the Old Testament prophet Daniel. A major portion of the closing revelations of Daniel beginning at Daniel 11:30 and continuing to the end of that chapter and then all of the twelfth chapter of Daniel can provide a
very helpful foundation before we move into the New Testament.
            What we are seeing beginning at Daniel 11:30 is a narrative of the emergence of the son of perdition, i.e the Antichrist. Revealed here first is his setting himself forth as he assumes the place of God. He shall ’have indignation (great wrath, the highest detestation) against the holy covenant’ and have ‘intelligence (understanding) with them that forsake the holy covenant’ (vs.30). He ‘shall take away the daily (constant, continuing) sacrifice(this word was added-not in the original text) and shall place the abomination that maketh desolate’(vs.31). It must be understood that a sacrifice of animals on an alter in a physical temple is not in view here. While many would interpret it in that manner; you will need to go to IIThes. 2 for a clearer understanding or read my previous blog on the abomination of desolation for clarification. Thirty days after the abomination is established the great tribulation will commence. This is verified at Daniel 12:11. The length of the tribulation is established at Daniel 12:7 as ‘a time, times and an half’ (1260 days or 3 ½ years). This is confirmed several times in Revelation 11 and 12. The tribulation is not seven years in length but only half of that time
            All of the remainder of chapter eleven provides us with the actions of and responses to the Antichrist who has set himself forward to be worshipped. ‘And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people who do know their God Shall be strong and do exploits. (vs.32) He can be shown in the text following to be of Jewish decent. ’Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers (shows him to be a Jew) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(vs.36-37). In the end of his campaigns and conquests ‘he shall plant the tabernacle of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet shall he come to his end and none shall help him.’ (vs.45). Jerusalem is located between the seas (the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea). The glorious holy mountain in Daniel’s time would be understood to mean Mount Zion.
            Moving now to the New Testament and the testimony of Jesus: At Matthew 24:15 Jesus
speaks as a prophet warning us that when we see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet we will know that the time is nigh. He describes it as one standing in the holy place and admonishes us to understand. Note that He says nothing about the sacrifice of an animal in a physical temple. He introduces this warning sign as an onset to the tribulation. ‘For then shall be great tribulation, which was not since the beginning of the world to this tie ,no or ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved…..’(vss.21-22). He explains it as a time of great deception with signs and wonders to deceive people that it is he himself who has returned , but not so and he warns people to not be deceived that Christ has come again to the earth.  Later in the chapter at Matthew 24:29-31 we see him coming in the clouds with power and great glory to gather together his elect from the four corners of the earth and heaven.  This is the resurrection is after the tribulation and this passage is explained further at I Thes. 4:13-17. (not a rapture as proclaimed by dispensationalists).
            We need to move now to the book of Revelation and consolidate some of the relative truths from the Revelations of the Apostle John. First it is important to identify those texts in Revelation which are actually concerned with the tribulation for many have taught that the majority of the entire book deals with the subject. This is not true. Relevant are chapters 6, chapter 11:1-12, chapter 12 and chapter 13.
            Beginning with chapter 6 and the opening of the six seals spoken of in the text we will briefly state the essence of each of the seals. The first seal personifies a white horse and he that sat upon it with weaponry and a crown. This is the Antichrist moving forward to accomplish conquest. The second seal reveals a red horse with power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. The third horse is black and he that is upon it has a pair of balances in his hand to in effect measure the oil and the wine. This speaks of widespread famine and the scarcity of food. The fourth horse was pale and his name that sat upon him was  Death and Hell followed him. This is the consequence of all that is transpiring bringing pestilence and disease and widespread death.  The fifth seal reveals the souls of those who have been martyred for the testimony of the gospel of Christ asking the Lord when will their deaths be avenged? The sixth seal is a darkening of the sun and the moon and the Lord intervening to signal his coming judgment—the Day of the Lord-- upon the earth and the wicked men who are yet dwelling there. Indeed, as the Lord has said this is great tribulation and its duration is three and one-half years.
            Let us look briefly at the first portion of chapter eleven (vss. 1-12). The temple representing God’s place of swelling in his people—not a physical building is first measured. Some are found to be worshipping in truth while others are in the outer places away from the alter and they are given unto the Gentiles to be trodden under foot for the 42 months (3 1/2 years) of the tribulation.  Those worshipping in truth at the alter are to be caught up to heaven precipitating a great war in heaven in which the Dragon Satan is cast out.  This is recounted in chapter 12 and can only be understood when the metaphors used are rightly interpreted. The vast body of what we call the church represented by the woman (12:1) is in travail bringing forth a remnant of faithful believers who are to taken to the throne and become the instrument of the Lord to cast Satan out of heaven. The gospel is carried by many who are awakened to the reality of the time and are prepared to carry that message throughout the world before the end which will come as Jesus prophesied at Mathew 24:13. But their testimony will be given at the cost of their lives as many will be martyred by the enemies of God and Christ.
            Chapter thirteen of the Revelation reveals the geopolitical configuration of the world at the time of the end with the ten horned and seven headed beast. It reveals the great power given to the beast by Lucifer and those who he has spiritually captured. It reveals that a mark will be required to buy and sell and to take that mark is most certain to lead to the spiritual destruction of all who are participating.
            This is at best only a summary of the texts revealing the great tribulation.  To gain full understanding and complete exposition you could profit by obtaining my book These Prophets and the Revelation.  Go to my website given below and search it out including the link to numerous blogs which I have written covering many biblical topics and developing world events.


David Lance Dean                                         website:   author davidlancedean.com