As I did my research for The Spirit of Prophecy, I came up with the idea that it is in Satan’s interest to produce a pseudo, or decoy, Tribulation period. Furthermore it also appears that this idea provides an explanation for much of the End Times prophecies in the bible.
At the time this seemed like a minor discovery, but in hindsight it appears to be one of the more significant ideas I have ever come across.
In Jeremiah 16 God told Israel that He would bring one Tribulation upon them, after he brings them back to the land.
Jeremiah 16:18 “And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.”
At first glance it may appear that I am saying something unbiblical. That God will bring two Tribulations upon Israel. This is not the case. I am saying that the first one is a Church-age war, not Armageddon, and after this God will bring the real Tribulation upon Israel, and the whole earth.
This is why I have called it a “Pseudo-Tribulation”. It is a fake, designed to lead Israel and the world to accept the Antichrist at the time when they expect their messiah to appear. Actually it is a real fulfillment of prophecy, but when it is interpreted as Armageddon, it becomes a trap!
For years I had heard reports of New Age prophecies that explain-away things like the rapture of the Church. That “space aliens” would transfer those unable to transition into the “new paradigm”, into another dimension for “retraining”. Satan has been anticipating the rapture for some time, and is busy providing an alternative explanation.
The New Age has frequently made prophecies that echo the biblical End Times prophecies. Even Hitler’s “Thousand Year Reich” was a counterfeit of the millennial reign of Christ, spoken of in Revelation chapter 20.
Some months after The Spirit of Prophecy was published, I was surprised to find that the artwork in the Denver International Airport seems to confirm my thesis. As you view these pictures from vigilantcitizen.com you will notice that they parallel the biblical scenario of world chaos (the Tribulation), world war with an Antichrist-like person (Armageddon), and then, after his death, the rebirth into a New World Order of peace and safety, for the survivors (the millennial reign of Christ).
You will also notice that these murals only show these events occurring once, like the biblical account. Jesus, however, told us that the sign of the end would be “wars and rumors of wars”. It is my belief that this phrase encompasses this pseudo-Tribulation period.
“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.” (Matt 24:6)
Let me ask you this; Since the world has seen almost 2,000 years of continuous warfare, why would Jesus’ followers be troubled by just another war? Why would He make a point to tell them not to be troubled? The answer is rather simple; Christians could easily be troubled by these things, because they look like the Tribulation period itself!
Have you ever asked the question “Why would New Age pagans make predictions that are so close to the truth?” The answer is rather simple. So simple that most have missed it! They are referring to a counterfeit Tribulation, Antichrist, and Armageddon!
Many people living in those days will begin to say “Maybe we were wrong, the rapture isn’t pre-trib after all.” When the rapture actually does occur, shortly after the Gog-Magog war, these same people will be saying “That wasn’t the rapture, those people were taken in judgment, because they were not ready to participate in the kingdom of God on earth, the New Age!”
A careful study of the Tribulation period, in Revelation chapters 4-19, will reveal what the actual Tribulation really will look like. You must interpret these passages literally. The creatures described are not helicopters, or some other man-made creation. They are supernatural judgments from God, and probably demonic. When the Euphrates river dries up, to allow the kings of the east to cross into Israel, it is because of a major drought, and not because some dams are closed!
Allegorical interpretations of Scripture always lead to dangerous conclusions! It is a literal historical book, and was meant to be taken literally, unless the context itself indicates that allegory is used. This principle applies even to the prophetic passages.
It is no wonder that New Age leader Alice Bailey, believed the Christian Church would lead the world into the New Age! “Christians” who see this counterfeit, and believe it is the Tribulation, will indeed be ready to accept, and support, the Antichrist!
Now take a look at the artwork from the Denver International Airport, and see if you can find the parallels:
Most airports have aircraft as gate guardians, but Denver has the pale horse of the Apocalypse, complete with glowing red eyes.
Here we have the death of the Church age. You see all kinds of animals stuffed in glass boxes, and three girls representing various races and faiths, lying in coffins. You also see a forest on fire, and a city burning in the background. Evidently the Church has fulfilled its purpose and must be gotten rid of.
This girl with a yellow star of David, and clutching a bible is symbolic of the end of Judeo-Christian civilization.
This military person represents a dictator who comes to take peace from the earth. The implication is that this is the Antichrist, but the evidence is that he is just another counterfeit. The dove, of course, represents peace, and is being slaughtered by this dictator.
The New Age of Peace and Safety. The dictator of the previous mural is now dead, and the children of the world are coming together, bringing their weapons to a German boy who is pounding them into tools.
All the children are happy because everyone else is dead, and the world is no longer overpopulated. Who is the mystical person in the middle? Sinister Sites seems to think it is Jesus. I think it is the false prophet of the book of Revelation. The mythical plant that everyone is staring at is the Antichrist. The artist doesn’t know who he is just yet, so he draws him symbolically, as a life-giving plant. Notice the animals that were dead in a previous mural are now alive again.
Just as Jesus is the source of life, and eternal life, the Antichrist will attempt to duplicate Jesus’ abilities. The world will worship him because they think he can give them life.
Some of the websites I viewed talk about a series of underground buildings, apparently costing billions of dollars, buried at the site. Reports surfaced as early as 1995 that there was an underground complex at the DIA, and many have speculated that it is some kind of prison system for dissenters. Others try do debunk these ideas, stating that it is just the underground railway system between the terminals.
I don’t know if there is any truth to the rumors. One thing I do know, however, is people don’t spend billions of dollars on concentration camps, and they especially don’t bury them underground. It’s far easier, and cheaper, to put a bullet in your head and put you underground. If there is anything besides the underground railway system down there, in keeping with the theme of the artwork of the DIA, it is likely some sort of bunker system for certain people to hide in while the “Tribulation” is going on above ground.
I use quotation marks around “Tribulation” because I am certain the tribulation period the murals speak of is not the Tribulation of the book of Revelation. As I have documented in other posts, and above, the biblical wars referred to in Psalm 83, and in Ezekiel 38-39, are Church-age wars that appear to form the framework of a false Tribulation period. Don’t get me wrong, they will be true fulfillments of prophecy, it is the interpretation of them that presents some problems.
This last mural appears to show life being “seeded” on earth by aliens, and the two alien heads at the top appear to be watching us. This is the logical conclusion of the evolutionary hypothesis. Evolution has utterly failed to explain the origin of life on earth, and so this is their back-up explanation. All it does, though, is put the problem off into outer space where it can’t be tested. Who gave the aliens life, in the first place?
In chapter 9 of The Spirit of Prophecy I tackled the idea of aliens and UFOs, and demonstrated that every “close encounter” with these beings is actually a close encounter with fallen angels. The idea that aliens “seeded” life on earth is an attack on the bible, and is right in concert with the basic philosophy of the evolutionary hypothesis. This idea will result in the armies of the world attempting to fight-off Jesus Christ when He returns.
There are many more pictures from the Denver International Airport that you can view on Sinister Sites and other blogs. My point in including them here, is just to show that Satan is very busy working on his counterfeits. These counterfeits do indeed appear similar to the real thing. The whole point of Satan’s counterfeits is to confuse the world in order to cause them to support his man, instead of the God/man Jesus Christ.
Soldiers around the world learn the tactics of their most likely enemies, as a part of their training. Christians ought to know the tactics of their enemy, without falling into his trap.
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” II Corinthians 2:11
The Denver International Airport has had an artist, Leo Tanguma, paint murals in the airport that are disturbing images of future oppression, genocide, destruction and one-world government.
I know art is subjective but many people find these images offensive and unsettling. They seem to be telling a story. Why do the people of Denver (and the rest of the USA) tolerate these paintings?
The paintings tell a true story. They are retelling the biblical account from a New Age, Pagan, perspective. I think the events portrayed will actually occur, and the paintings will then be viewed as prophetic. Unfortunately they only tell part of the story. The most important part, the Tribulation, Armageddon, and the return of Jesus Christ, will occur after the events of the paintings occur.
It’s interesting, in the painting “death of the current age”, there looks to be 7 horns on the right. The dead leopard also, is that echoing Rev. 13, although its feet are hidden (feet of a bear)? And the bird that resembles that of the Phoenix, especially with the flames in the background. What is their greatest motto, order out of chaos? out of the ashes of the Phoenix the New Atlantis/New World Order is born?
That horse is chilling, as is all the other “art”. That plant though, that is weirdest of all. Always did find it strange, that of all the sites in America, Queen Elizabeth on her visit here, yearned to see the Denver airport. In the news footage that showed her just beaming as she viewed the premises with its grotesque artwork, it made it all the more perverse to me.
It’s hard to get people to listen, perhaps even especially Christians, who know the Tribulation is near and walk around a bit dazed as they watch things come to pass, to the fact that there is a counterfeit tribulation that will happen first that will have all the appearance of the real Tribulation. Most often, one is more than enough for them to contemplate.
Just as they are saying Peace and safety…then sudden destruction comes. What a phenomenal trap. No wonder Jesus said, “if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived”. That’s how good it is.
And with the endless Laodicean teachers we have today, and the parallels of the importance of miraculous healing among the Charismatics, the New Age cults, and the UFO/Fallen Angel/Healers, the flock has not been prepped to look for Jesus, but perfectly prepped for His counterfeit.
This a phenomenal post Dan. I’m sending it to the few I know who will receive it… and a few I hope will wake up.
Like you I have noticed how so many Christians are unwilling to tackle the subject of the bible’s End Time’s prophecies.
I have noticed this in the last ten years or so. They focus on the New Testament epistles, on the subject of holy living, but when those books tackle prophecy they skim through it, or ignore it completely.
One of the attitudes is “we won’t be here so there is no point in talking about it”! But Jesus said
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:36
When He said “watch” he meant there is something to watch for, and He certainly didn’t mean “don’t watch”! Jesus is certainly implying that some professing Christians will not be accounted worthy to escape the Tribulation.
His story of the ten virgins of Matthew 25 is saying the exact same thing. Though all ten virgins are looking forward to a lifetime with the bridegroom, only those with oil, (the Holy Spirit) will actually go in with Him.
I’m so glad you are watching! Keep it up, and stay in the word!
And thanks for the kind words.
Didn’t find your reply till today Dan. Just wanted to add a few more words to what we are saying here, as I know there are those who are feeling the same loneliness in being a watchman on the wall.
I was an atheist for many years. When the Lord saved me, He directed me to the study of prophecy. It was not at all very long before I realized i would need to know history to move ahead, and not history written by Jesuits or other such plants, but the underside of history, chasing what II Thess. 2 calls a (actually the) lie… God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.
I began with the most popular trends, to run down their roots. I tackled the New Age first. Of course, as you know, from Nimrod and his mother, to Isis, to Mary, to Blavatsky, to the Charismatics, to channeling and UFOs, to Hitler and the Third Reich, to now our present Fourth Reich, needless to say, I, especially in my Christian infancy and still on the milk, was never the same again.
And of course, I would overflow among friends and spew some of this stuff, naively thinking they would be just as blown away as myself. Sadly, I found atheist more interested than most Christians, and I can’t tell you how many times I was rebuked and told… well, we’re not supposed to know about all that… what? we’re not? what generation would this information be of the most use?
I read again just the other day, therefore what I say to you, I say to all…Watch, as you mention above. That’s Jesus, and when he says it, I can feel His eyes directly on my soul. But, He blessed me with the love of prophecy, and the main motivation? That I could learn more about when He would come for us, and to warn those who are dazed and in the dark, that they might wake up and love His appearing with us.
To be treated as if you are dabbling into the occult to explore prophecy from Genesis to Revelation, and by other Christians, leaves you with one big sigh. But there have been moments, when you saw the intrigue and wonder in the eyes of one or two at a table, that you hoped and prayed… maybe they will follow up and become a watchman too.
It’s true what you say above, that there is a different criteria in being gathered in the Rapture and that of receiving Salvation. Being hypnotized by the things of this world, neglecting God’s Word, the source of our regeneration because it is alive and renews our spirit by its hearing, we are being put to sleep, and worse, misled by the endless false shepherds, this can result in our not being invited to the Marriage of the Lamb. All ten virgins had lamps, all ten fell asleep, but only five had kept oil against that day.
These are dangerous times. I grieve over these days, but God help me, I would know the truth of these days than to turn away to false comforts that distract us from the thing Jesus described as the worse time that ever was, or ever shall be.
And the first thing He always said first when speaking of the last days was… see that ye be not deceived. That’s what watchmen do, they stand on the wall and tell the porter of the gate, the one riding this way is an enemy, don’t let him in. And there are some great watchmen in the world who put their lives in peril every day to alert… them that have ears to hear.
Sorry for such a long post and the soap box Dan. Just came from a brother that is still an unbeliever. I want his salvation and time is running out. His name is Jimmy if you feel inclined to pray that God will touch him and relieve me of the fear I feel for him.
Thanks for the reply. I too have experienced a look of pity, or crossed eyes, when I wanted to speak to some of the passion that God has given me.
I personally think the oil in the parable of the ten virgins is the Holy Spirit. A great many Christians said a prayer, but never listened to the Holy Spirit, nor received Him. I think that some of them might be saved after the rapture, but if they wait that long they will never receive the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit. They will be more like Old Testament believers. Saved, but eternally of a lower status than Church-age saints! This is why Jesus said;
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
John was truly saved, but he will never know the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
This is also why Paul would write;
II Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
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