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Peace in Prophecy

Peace in Prophecy

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

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A common theological teaching today about peace on this earth has been erroneously tied to prophecies of these end days: that the antichrist will come in the form of a man and he will effect an end to national wars before Christ returns, only to later be revealed as the monster he is; at which time they claim Christ will return to defeat this monster. Indeed, peace is spoken of Biblically but not as various Christian sects are teaching it. All verses hereinbelow are taken from the AKJV Bible and paraphrased for comprehension.

Paul advises in I Thessalonians 5:2-3, “You know perfectly well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. But when people are crying for peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, and they shall not escape.” Paul is telling us that, when the world has become weary of conflict and wars thus are crying out for peace, this will be the time in which Christ returns, destruction following behind Him; albeit, no one can cite a specific day and hour for His return but the time of year can be given. In short, those who are demanding world peace are one and the same as those cursing God for what we see happening all around us: such as the war in Iraq. There is no doubt the world is screaming for peace and has been for some time.

Jesus had several things to say about this desired peace from wars among mankind as well as in personal relationships. Matthew 10:34-36 addresses the latter, “I did not come to bring peace on earth. I came with a sword to cause conflict between a man and his father, the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household.”

 

In Luke 12:51-52, Christ went on to say, “Do you think I have come to give peace on earth? I tell you, NO! I came to cause division. From this day forward, there shall be five divided in one house; three against two, and two against three.” Christ did not mean these numbers as specific, rather they are an example of division and conflict in a household.

 

Division? Conflict? Yes; for “many are called, few chosen.” This division by conflict represents removal of weeds, those who profess to be Christians but merely flatter with their lips— Satan’s goats in sheep’s clothing also referred to as grapes, per Revelation’s second resurrection— from amidst the wheat, Christ’s sheep who are harvested in the first resurrection. Therefore, this last church age, classified also as end times, represents God’s angels coming ahead of Christ to extract the weeds currently choking the wheat’s roots, for the ultimate purpose of burning those weeds: Matthew 13:37-42.

 

Following behind these angels, as they precede Him with fire as it were, is Christ in the clouds moving from east to west as He “harvests wheat,” which is to say He takes up His small flocks noted in Revelation 14:14-16. Other scripture tells us that “every eye shall see” this event, proving false the teaching of a rapture where people simply disappear; and another scripture says “they know perfectly why they are left behind; and yet another says they “die at the brightness of His coming.” Following in Christ’s wake, however, is the seventh plague of Revelation 16:18-21, which renders everyone left behind quite dead for a period of, as Revelation 20:5 indicates, one thousand years. (see also Nahum 1:5)

 

Jeremiah 25:32-33 validates the above, “Thus saith the Lord, ‘Behold, evil shall go from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And those the Lord has slain in that day shall be left lying from one end of earth even to the other end of earth: they shall not be grieved for, neither gathered nor buried; they shall be waste upon the ground.” This is what Satan will live with for one thousand years.

 

This same timeframe represents the sheep’s stay in heaven as well as the time allotted for earth’s Sabbath rest (Leviticus 26:35; Jeremiah 50:34; Zechariah 1:11; Zephaniah 3:8)— earth’s seventh thousand years, during which earth lies fallow and unable to support life; much like an abyss, a void or bottomless pit, such as it was described in Genesis 1:2 before life was created upon and in earth. It is this bottomless pit to which Satan will be metaphorically chained, meaning he cannot leave the planet, cannot fly the heavens: all by himself on a sleeping earth with the stench of decaying bodies rising in his nostrils for one thousand years, with nothing to look forward to except his utter destruction at the close of those years. (Revelation 20:1-3)

Regarding wars, Matthew 24:4-15 and Mark 13:5-14 tells us exactly what to expect in these end days just before His return: “Don’t let anyone deceive you, for many shall come in my name, even saying that I am Christ or that they are Christ, but they shall deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but do not be troubled; for all these things must come to pass before the end. Nation will battle nation, kingdoms against kingdoms; there shall be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. These are the beginning of sorrows.

“The wicked will cause you to be afflicted and shall kill you, and you will be hated by everyone for my name’s sake. Many will be offended and shall betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will deceive the majority and sin will abound while the love of many believers will wax cold. But, he that endures persecution until the end, for having preached the gospel as a witness to the world*, then he shall be saved when the end comes. The end will come when you see the abomination of desolation*, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place of Jerusalem.” (see also Daniel 11:31)

 

*The first event Jesus speaks of is the preaching of the gospel, which directly relates to Revelation 10:11 instructing that the truth be preached again after having been hidden in the wilderness for 1260 years; during which time Satan flooded the world with false doctrines in God’s name (Revelation 12:6,13-15). The “preaching again” was fulfilled during the Philadelphia church age, 1844 to 1991 AD, Revelation 3:7-13. And, it continues today by those who are hot for those cold or lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-22).

 

*The second event Christ mentions is just one of many signs of earth being in its final church age, Laodicea, in which Jesus is no longer saying “I will come soon” — as He had said in the previous two church ages of Sardis and Philadelphia; rather, He is now saying He will come quickly. Therefore, Christ is referring to Laodicea in Matthew 24:22, “Unless those days are shortened, no one will be saved; however, for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.” We may rightly understand that this last church age will be the shortest of the previous six eras, of which Sardis was the shortest at 46 years; having extended from 1798 AD to 1844. We are now 16 years into Laodicea.

 

Desert Storm of 1991— Revelation 16:16, Armageddon, Luke 21:20,27-28 — trumpeted Laodicea’s beginning, while sightings of “the abomination of desolation” reveals time accelerating to a quick close. The abomination of desolation, that is Satan’s representative, was seen in the Holy City of Jerusalem in 1991 and again in 1993 for the last time (see article “Pure Organic Logic”).

 

It should be abundantly clear that there never will be peace from conflicts and International wars on this old earth, because II Timothy 3:1-5,13 notes the wicked waxing worse in these end days: wickedness does not promote peace. This being the case, there is no way mankind shall experience peace from wars and conflicts; not until evil is utterly destroyed and earth is made new. Jesus made it clear: the only peace one currently can experience is internally, as He gives, and the peaceful personality His sheep present to the world— noted in John 14:26-27 — and who have peace with God, Romans 5:1-2.

Laodicea is the most perilous age to believers: it is filled with wars and threats of wars, Revelation’s first six plagues are poured out, each of which have been gaining in intensity since 1991; and, according to Revelation 7:3, the fury of natural elements were released as well: inasmuch as the sealing work was completed when Philadelphia ended.

 

It was during Philadelphia that the angels of the “four winds of earth”— elements such as snow, whirlwinds, rains/floods, earthquakes and volcanoes; these being God’s weaponry reflecting His wrath (Job 37:2-6; 38:22-23; Psalm 148:8; Proverbs 26:1)— were instructed to hold back those winds “until sealing was finished.” As soon as completed, the winds were released (see article “Elements of God’s Love ~ Tsunami”).

 

If we look for world peace prior to Christ’s return, we look for that which will never happen and, as such, will be unprepared when Christ comes in the clouds. If we look for Israel’s ancient temple to be rebuilt, we look in error; for Daniel 9:20 advises that Christ would portend that the temple destroyed after Him (Matthew 24:1-2). In 70 A.D. the temple was destroyed.

 

Daniel further stated that the temple would never be rebuilt again: “even until the consummation,” which means not even when Christ returns; and, today, a Moslem Mosque sits on its foundation. Why? Because Christ will not reign here on this old earth while she lies fallow; rather, He takes up His sheep to heaven to remain during her thousand years of Sabbath rest. Additionally, when we return with Him, New Jerusalem will “come down out of heaven and there will be no temple therein; for God and Christ are the temple.” (Revelation 21:1-2,22)

 

Throughout the New Testament, peace is spoken of as being within a person; as such people behaving peacefully and encouraging peace; as a blessing in the form of “peace be with you” as well as “peace upon the household” of one who accepts the disciples’ teachings of God and Christ and are obedient. If it were possible for every human to be peaceful within and without, there would be no conflicts or wars near and far; however, that is impossible as long as evil reigns on earth.

 

We are living the years of Revelation 22:11-12, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, Jesus said, ‘Behold, I come quickly.'”

 

Therefore, the end days’ instruction to Christ’s sheep is to be fully dressed in God’s Armor while keeping our eyes on the clouds; for Jesus is even at the door and earth has been  “reeling to and fro like a drunkard” for quite awhile (Isaiah 24:19-22). Time is incredibly short; so, let this serve as a heads up to every professed Christian whom God deems cold or lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-22). Repent— repent— repent quickly and totally.

 

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  5. Hi brother John! Thank you for reading and commenting on this treatise, “Peace in Prophecy.” I wish you had a copy of “Bind Up the Testimony, Seal the Law.” It is a chronological, spiritual interpretation of The Revelation, which includes a Paragraph-by-paragraph Bibliography so the reader can compare the scriptures to each paragraph. It would give you such a wonderful understanding of that very convoluted book.

    I agree that what I put out there greatly differs with what we all grew up believing; but, we need to remember that we were taught “man’s commandments and traditions.” When the Holy Spirit began working with me, the first thing He told me was that I had to forget everything man had taught me about God and Christ and God’s Written Word. You might be able to imagine how overwhelming that often was during the teaching process, in that so much differed greatly with what I had believed most of my life. But, there is no getting around the fact that He was right.

    Also, it would be most helpful for you to have a copy of the AKJV Topical Bible, “Truth Gathering.” It’s the only one of its kind in the world, for it gathers into one place ALL relevant scriptures from throughout the Bible concerning any given subject: such as salvation, God’s Law, gifts of the Spirit and on and on. ALL Topical Bibles on the market are so grossly incomplete that a person really cannot get God’s true opinion.

    Anyway, those two books can be ordered from any local or online bookstore, although Amazon.com offers the best pricing. I wish I were in a position to give them away to everyone but it simply isn’t possible.

    By the way, WELCOME to Truth Seekers and Speakers! I received notice this AM that you had joined. I am so thrilled and pray that you are blessed in our midst. 🙂

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ
    Truth Seekers and Speakers

    Comment by bonnieq | 29 October 2006 | Reply

  6. Bonnie,
    You have presented some very strong teaching here that I need to mull over and chew on for awhile.
    Some of what you posted was a challenge to the beliefs I have always had; therefore I will have to dig to come to a definitive conclusion. I am not saying I disagree with you, but I love to be challenged-that means I have to get busy in the Word.
    Thanks for the research.

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