CATACLYSMS THROUGHOUT THE AGES OF THE PRESENT WORLD SYSTEM
Geological records, AND the Bible--BOTH offer ample
proof of an earth in UPHEAVAL, when earthquakes rent the crust,
volcanoes darkened the sky with their explosions of gases and ash, and
when GREAT SIGHTS and FEARFUL SIGNS appeared in the heavens. The last
book of the Bible, Revelation, records when these massive events will
occur again, descriptions which have their parallels in the prophecies
of the Old Testament.
Modern day scientists offer REASONS for the
geological strata, saying these features were formed over the course of
BILLIONS of years. To which I always reply: "How do you know? Were
you there when these 'so-called' events happened?"
they offer intellectual explanations for the current rash of
earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroids and meteors; some of those
explanations border on the ridiculous. They'll say everything, and
anything, to avoid reckoning with what God has disclosed in His Word.
They say, "The Bible is a book of myths." I would counter them, "YOUR
'myths' MUST be swallowed by the blind, the utterly foolish and the
If I were working in chronological order,
I’d begin this article with a treatise on the GREAT FLOOD in the days
of Noah. I'd follow that with a paragraph concerning the earth being
DIVIDED in the days of Peleg. I’d also make note of the judgment upon
Sodom and Gomorrah, which was caused by a rain of brimstone and fire
from heaven. Next, I'd provide a detailed account of the plagues which
fell upon Egypt at the time of the Exodus (that story offers an
excellent TYPE for what's going to happen to the earth in the time of
the Tribulation: Moses, the Deliverer; Pharaoh, the "Antichrist"; and
terrible plagues--the likes of which WILL occur again). PLUS, DURING
THE PLAGUES OF EXODUS, THERE WERE GREAT AND FEARFUL SIGNS FROM THE
HEAVENS (thunder and hail, with fire that ran along upon the ground,
darkness that could be FELT--AND LATER, THERE CAME THE PILLAR OF FIRE BY
NIGHT AND THE CLOUD BY DAY, just a few examples). Further along, in
the book of Numbers, we find the story of the earth cracking open in a
pit of fire to swallow Korah and his group of rebels.
of Joshua records the story of AN UPHEAVAL that took place when Joshua
led the children of Israel--as they drove out their enemies and took
possession of the Promised Land. (By the way, it took Joshua and his
armies SEVEN YEARS to cleanse the Promised Land of it's many devilish
enemies. Those enemies were various categories of giants, more of the
Nephilim, which had returned--like it was in the days before the
Flood.) If any of you are familiar with TYPES, this story from Joshua
is another which parallels what will later be seen in the book of
Revelation! The book of Joshua offers the record of a strange event
that happened about 50 years AFTER the Exodus. I'll turn to that
THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA--A TIME WHEN THE SUN STOOD STILL IN THE SKY
people agree that there’s not many years left of the present world
system. We expect the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church at any
split-instant NOW. Then about seven years later the present world
system will be replaced by "the Promised Land" of the Millennium.
(Perhaps MORE then SEVEN YEARS will go by first--IF the Rapture occurs
WELL BEFORE "the confirmation of the covenant" by the Antichrist--which
STARTS those "final" SEVEN YEARS). IN that terrible period of God's
judgment, God's enemies will be driven from the earth (and many of those
enemies will be "a return" of fallen angels and Nephilim). At THE END
of the Tribulation, Jesus will set His feet on the Mount of Olives--at
the height of a horrific battle known as Armageddon.
turn to Joshua, let’s see what’s written in Zechariah 14:2-3, which
speaks of the approaching Tribulation period and the final battle at
Armageddon. I'll use Zechariah's prophecy as "a springboard" for the
discussion that follows.
God declares, “For I will gather all
nations against Jerusalem TO BATTLE; and the city shall be taken, and
the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go
forth into captivity and the residue of the people shall not be cut off
from the city. THEN shall the Lord go forth, and FIGHT against those
nations, as WHEN He fought in THE DAY OF BATTLE.”--Zechariah 14:2-3
those verses, we can see a span of time, and it covers a period of when
Jerusalem is surrounded by enemy armies. Houses will be plundered,
women raped, and half of the city will go into captivity (meaning into
EXILE). The remnant in Israel will escape annihilation by fleeing to
the wilderness. Matthew 24:15-22. Revelation 12:13-17. This prophecy
covers "a time-frame" from the Abomination of Desolation until THE END
of the Great Tribulation. During that time when Jerusalem is being
trampled by Gentile armies (the legions of Antichrist), the Lord HIMSELF
shall go forth--and He will FIGHT AGAINST those nations LIKE HE FOUGHT
IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.
AT WHAT TIME did the Lord FIGHT for Israel in A DAY OF BATTLE? The Word of God answers that question.
prophecy takes us back to a strange incident when Israel battled in the
days of Joshua. God had told them to drive the pagan and idolatrous
enemies (including giant Nephilim) from the Promised Land--so that the
children of Israel could possess it. They were following God’s
commands, yet there were times when it seemed as if the enemy kings
would gain the advantage. Such a situation occurred in Joshua 10.
To set the stage: Five kings of the Amorites (giants--see Numbers 13:32-33, concerning size of Canaan's occupants)
put up quite a resistance, making war against Joshua and his men. The
five enemy kings--Adonizedac of Jerusalem, Hohan of Hebron, Piram of
Jarmuth, Japhia of Lachish and Debir of Eglon--set out to strike a town
called Gibeon. The enemy kings had turned against Gibeon because that
town had made PEACE with the children of Israel. (However, Gibeon had
DECEIVED Joshua in their plea for continued existence, striking a
bargain ONLY in order to avoid the same disaster which had annihilated
Jericho and Ai.) When the five enemy kings moved in to attack the town,
the leaders in Gibeon sent word to Joshua, asking that he and his
warriors move quickly to save them.
[In that scenario, we see a
sad fact: for any enemy who DARES to make peace with Israel, there’s "a
price" to pay. THE REMAINDER of Israel’s enemies TURN UPON those who
"sign the peace agreement". That same tactic happens in TODAY'S
controversy against Jerusalem. For instance, Sadat of Egypt made peace
with Israel and was assassinated for his effort. Things have NOT
changed all that much from the days of Joshua.]
As Joshua moved
forward to the battle, the Lord spoke to him saying, “Fear them not:
for I have delivered them [the five kings] into your hand; there shall
not a man of them stand before Me.” Joshua 10:8.
Joshua and his
men went up from Gilgal all night into the battle. In Joshua 10:10-14,
we see "the events", AND we see "something profound" as well. THE LORD
FOUGHT “IN THE DAY OF BATTLE” FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. And HOW did
He fight? Let’s look at the scripture:
“And the Lord discomfited
[made an uproar, raged against and destroyed] them before [the
onslaught] of Israel, and [the Lord slew] them with a great slaughter at
Gibeon, and CHASED THEM along the way that goes up to Beth-horan, and
SMOTE them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.
(YES, THE LORD FOUGHT...BUT STILL, "HOW" DID HE FIGHT?)
it came to pass, as they [the kings] fled from before Israel, and were
going down to Beth-horan, that THE LORD CAST DOWN GREAT STONES FROM
HEAVEN UPON THEM unto Azekah, and THEY DIED: they were MORE of them
which DIED WITH THE HAILSTONES than they whom the children of Israel
slew with the sword.
“Then spoke Joshua to the Lord in THE DAY
when the Lord DELIVERED up the Amorites before the children of Israel,
and he [Joshua] said in the SIGHT of Israel, ‘SUN, STAND THOU STILL upon
Gibeon; and THOU, MOON [stand still] in the valley of Ajalon.’
THE SUN STOOD STILL, AND THE MOON STAYED, UNTIL THE PEOPLE HAD AVENGED
THEMSELVES UPON THEIR ENEMIES. Is not this written in the book of
Jasher? SO THE SUN STOOD STILL IN THE MIDST OF HEAVEN, AND HASTED NOT
TO GO DOWN ABOUT A WHOLE DAY.
“And there was NO DAY like that
before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man:
FOR THE LORD FOUGHT FOR ISRAEL.”
In Zechariah, we noted how the
Lord prophesied that He will AGAIN fight for Israel during end time
battles, and in the TRIBULATION--"LIKE HE DID" IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.
That DAY OF BATTLE occurred, AT FIRST, in this incident in Joshua. What
was it that really happened?
THERE WAS A MAJOR “SIGHT” AND
“SIGN” IN THE HEAVENS! Scripture declares that THE SUN STOOD STILL for a
WHOLE DAY. The MOON did likewise. Not only that, but GREAT STONES
fell from heaven. More of the enemies DIED from the HAILSTONES than
died from the sword wielded by Israel! (It also seems that THE HAIL was
selective, as if aimed by the arm of God. NONE of Israel were listed
as killed--JUST THE ENEMIES!) Such a thing will happen again in the
***BEFORE I continue, showing what WILL INDEED occur in the Tribulation,
I'll share another portion of scripture, from Isaiah 28:14-22. This
section of prophecy also makes note of the event that occurred at the
time of Joshua. It's very interesting HOW the scripture INTERTWINES and
CONFIRMS itself. Yes, indeed, the Word CONFIRMS itself--as Isaiah
28:9-13 ALSO SHOWS. I'll quote from it right now:
"Whom shall He
[God] TEACH KNOWLEDGE? And whom shall He make to UNDERSTAND
DOCTRINE?" [The answer is this]--"Them that are WEANED FROM THE MILK,
and drawn from the breasts [no longer sucking on milk]. FOR PRECEPT
MUST BE UPON PRECEPT, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT; LINE UPON LINE, LINE UPON
LINE; HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE [one place in scripture revealing
A LITTLE--another place in the scripture revealing a LITTLE BIT MORE]:
for with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to His
people. To whom He said, 'This is the rest wherewith you may cause the
weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: YET THEY WOULD NOT HEAR.'"
places a BIT of DOCTRINE in ONE place of His Word, and then CONFIRMS
IT, EXPANDING UPON IT, in OTHER places of the Word, many times over.
The wise SEARCH out the matter--and they run TO AND FRO through the
scriptures, SEEKING to know EXACTLY WHAT God indeed proclaims. Sadly,
few do this, and therefore, God adds "YET THEY WOULD NOT HEAR". So I
continue this article by referring to yet another place where the
STRANGE EVENT that happened in the LONG DAY OF JOSHUA is confirmed. It
ALSO will TIE into a FUTURE TIME when God will FIGHT for His people,
Israel, as "WHEN He fought in the day of battle"--confirming BOTH Joshua
10:10-14 and Zechariah 14:3.
Verse 14--"Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem."
the MAJORITY of them, have NOT the ears to hear THE TRUTH of the Lord.
We see this in John 5:43, spoken by Jesus: "I am come in My Father's
name, and you receive Me not: IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME,
HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE." Yes, Israel WILL RECEIVE one, as prophesied in
Daniel 9:27--"And he shall CONFIRM the covenant with many for one week
[which is SEVEN YEARS--the Tribulation]." This very COVENANT is WHAT
the remaining verses in Isaiah 28:15-22 disclose (speaking of the
arrival of Antichrist, and the suffering that man will bring):
28:15--"BECAUSE YOU [Israel] HAVE SAID, 'We have made A COVENANT with
death ["with death" is GOD'S VIEWPOINT here, not Israel's], and with
hell we are at agreement [again God's viewpoint of the COVENANT that
Israel will make with the Antichrist], when the OVERFLOWING SCOURGE [the
Tribulation] shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us [Israel
THINKS that they'll have "peace" via that covenant instead]: for we
have made LIES our refuge, and UNDER FALSEHOOD we have hid ourselves:'"
[Again, this is God's viewpoint--since Israel will NOT see "that
covenant" as Antichrist's LIES and FALSEHOOD when they make it with
God now CLEARLY SAYS unto Israel in Isaiah
28:16--"Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 'Behold, I lay in Zion for A
FOUNDATION a stone, a tried stone, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, A SURE
FOUNDATION: he that believes shall not make haste."
pointing to Jesus here, the TRUE MESSIAH, but sadly, most of Israel will
NOT be excited about Him. Instead, they have made that COVENANT with
the one who "comes in his own name", the Antichrist.]
prophecy continues in Isaiah 28:17, what God NOW declares is THE RESULT
of Israel NOT searching out the Word (as seen in verses 9-13) and for
NOT being excited about the PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE--Jesus--(in verse 16):
also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet [both
tools of measurement]: and THE HAIL shall sweep away the refuge of
lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place..."
that's a reference "the falling of meteors" in the Tribulation. The
water overflowing the hiding place--is seen in Revelation 12:15. There,
the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, trying to destroy
Israel as the remnant flees to their hiding place in Petra. We also
see, later in that passage, HOW the earth will crack open in an
earthquake to swallow the flood. Mighty signs and earth upheavals.]
18-20--God says to Israel: "And your covenant WITH DEATH shall be
disannulled [cancelled], and your agreement WITH HELL shall NOT stand;
when the overflowing scourge [the Tribulation] shall pass through, THEN
YOU SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY IT. From the time that it goes forth it
shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and
by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and
the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it."
you ever slept in a bed that's too little? Have you ever had a blanket
NOT large enough to cover you? Then you can sense the discomfort and
frustration to come in the Tribulation! The prophet, Amos 5:18-20, ECHOES that
thought, concerning the Tribulation--a terrible time of trouble, specifically in Amos 5:19--"As if a man
did FLEE from a lion, and a bear MET him; or went into the house, and
leaned on the wall, and a serpent BIT him." That man would THINK,
"Whew! I'm safe!", and then WHAM, he gets caught! There's plenty of
discomfort, frustration and NO PLACE TO HIDE in that DAY OF THE LORD.
Who would desire to be IN that time???--as Amos asks.]
THE VERSE I WANT YOU TO NOTICE. IT POINTS US RIGHT BACK TO THE EVENTS
OF "JOSHUA'S LONG DAY", AS WELL AS FOCUSES AHEAD TO WHAT WILL COME
DURING "THE TRIBULATION":
Isaiah 28:21--"For the Lord shall RISE
UP as in Mount Perazim, HE SHALL BE WROTH [ANGRY] AS IN THE VALLEY OF
GIBEON, that He [God] may do HIS WORK, HIS STRANGE WORK; and bring to
pass HIS ACT, HIS STRANGE ACT."
Yes, it was a STRANGE WORK and a
STRANGE ACT as God fought for Israel, as IN THE DAY OF BATTLE--at
Gibeon. Remember, Gibeon is the SAME PLACE that Joshua's LONG DAY
occurred. There, God caused METEORITES to fall and STONE Israel's
enemies. He perturbed the earth in such a way that the sun and the moon
appeared to stand still. He will work this way AGAIN during the
"overflowing scourge" of the Tribulation!
Isaiah 28:22 concludes
what I want to show through this passage--"Now therefore be ye NOT
MOCKERS, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord
God of hosts [the God of His armies] a CONSUMPTION, even DETERMINED
upon THE WHOLE EARTH."--[Which speaks of the upcoming Tribulation]
[A "consumption" means "a completion"--like what we see in Daniel 7:27,
which says, "even until the
consummation" (the end), "and THAT DETERMINED" (what is decided by God,
"shall be poured upon the desolate"--who is the Antichrist. Here in
Isaiah's parallel passage, the "completion" and "consumption" is SHOWN
to come upon the ENTIRE EARTH.]
***SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND UPON THE EARTH--"The earth will be removed from its place and will rock to and fro.":
13:13--"Therefore I will SHAKE THE HEAVENS; and the earth shall REMOVE
OUT OR HER PLACE [be shifted off its axis, be moved from its usual
orbit], in THE WRATH of the Lord of hosts, and in THE DAY of His FIERCE
Do you ever consider what will happen to the crust of the
earth, the oceans, and the winds, when the earth is "shaken" and
"removed" [moved] in such a violent manner? Many MEGA earthquakes.
SUPER volcano eruptions that will darken the air, TURNING the sun into
sackcloth--and the moon into a ghastly blood red. Towering tsunamis
which will scour coastlands, wiping them clean. Plus devastating wind,
like seen in Jeremiah 30:23--"Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goes
forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind" in the "fierce anger of the
***The earth shall be utterly broken down and reel to and fro like a drunkard:
24:19-21--"The earth is utterly BROKEN DOWN, the earth is clean
DISSOLVED, the earth is MOVED EXCEEDINGLY. The earth shall REEL TO AND
FRO LIKE A DRUNKARD, and shall be REMOVED like a cottage; and the
transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall not rise
again. And it shall come to pass in THAT DAY, that the Lord shall
punish THE HOST OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ON HIGH, and THE KINGS of the
earth upon the earth."
The earth will be utterly BROKEN DOWN.
Think of earthquakes, cracks opening in the crust, and sinkholes. The
earth is clean DISSOLVED. Think of the mountains melted as wax with
rivers of molten rock--lava. The earth is MOVED EXCEEDINGLY, reeling TO
AND FRO like a drunkard. Think of a spinning top which has been
disrupted, so that it wobbles on its axis and travels in an eccentric
orbit. The earth is REMOVED like a cottage. Removed comes from a
Hebrew word that means SHAKING or TOSSING the head, and WANDERING--again
terms which describe an earth wobbling on its axis and wandering from
its usual orbit. [I truly feel these activities will RETURN the earth
to the position it had BEFORE the cataclysm of the flood--which placed
it into its CURRENT axis position, and which also created the seasons
and increased the days of the year (a lengthening of its orbit which
produced a year of 365 1/4 days). AFTER the Tribulation, the climate
will be returned to as it was BEFORE the flood, and the days in a year
will return to 360 (the number used in the most ancient calendars).]
the mighty JUDGMENT and DESTRUCTION that shall come from God, the HOSTS
OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ONE HIGH will be affected. Therefore, the
judgment will strike Satan, his fallen angels--and the Nephilim they
have created. Like it was in the days of Noah!!!
JUDGMENT and DESTRUCTION that shall come from God WILL ALSO fall upon
THE KINGS of the earth upon the earth. Therefore, the judgment will
fall upon THE NEW WORLD ORDER, with its TEN kings who rule over the TEN
economic regions on earth. This judgment will also include "the leader"
of Mystery Babylon in Rome, along with the Antichrist with his False
Prophet--men who will be IN CAHOOTS with the HIGH ONES from on high.
feel this is WHY Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 2:41-43) declares that the
TEN toes, which are PART iron and PART miry clay, shall NOT cleave to
one another. The Antichrist's government will CONSIST of TEN toes of
iron which are MIXED with miry clay (describing a situation in which THE
MEN who lead the TEN economic regions will BLEND "their power" with
that of WICKED ANGELS (which modern men call "space aliens"). This evil
alliance will be judged in that terrible time of the Tribulation--when
evil is FULLY manifested upon the earth. I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO BE
HERE FOR ALL THAT DESOLATION! AND, AS A BORN-AGAIN MEMBER OF CHRIST'S
BODY, I WILL "NOT" BE HERE!!!]
PASSAGES--In the Tribulation, something INDEED will occur to "the length
of the days". This is a PARALLEL to the sun standing still upon
Gibeon, and the moon standing still in the valley of Ajalon (what we
looked at in the LONG DAY OF JOSHUA):
Revelation 8:12--"And the
fourth angel sounded [the Trumpet], and the third part of the sun was
smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the
stars; so as the third part of them were darkened, and THE DAY shone NOT
for a third part of it, and THE NIGHT LIKEWISE [shone NOT for a third
part of it]."
The language in that prophecy SEEMS to indicate
something MORE than just the heavenly bodies being OBSCURED by dust and
darkness (although that is most likely included, too, considering the
massive amount of smoke in the air from volcanic activity and/or
The language we see here STATES that THE DAY and THE
NIGHT did "not" SHINE for a THIRD PART of them. This indicates "a
shortening" of the usual LENGTH of a day and night--for them to "NOT
shine" (or be present) as they usually are. The DAYTIME and NIGHTTIME
hours did NOT SHINE for a third part of what we see as "the normal
day". IS THAT MAKING ANY SENSE?
Then "what" would "cause" the
DAY and the NIGHT to NOT shine for a third part? Answer: the usual
TWELVE hours of DAYTIME, and of the NIGHTTIME, too, were shortened by
ONE THIRD, to become EIGHT hours of DAYTIME and EIGHT hours of
NIGHTTIME--and thus the usual TWENTY-FOUR hour day would be SHORTENED to
a time-frame of SIXTEEN hours.
[I've had people OBJECT to this
reasoning, saying, "The earth would NOT survive such UPHEAVAL." Think
of it! In order for a DAY and NIGHT to be shortened by ONE THIRD, then
the earth would need to SPEED up its rate of ROTATION. Such movement
would drastically effect the air and the oceans, plus create terrific
strain upon the crust. Winds could whip. Tsunamis would roar.
Earthquakes and volcanoes would heave and vomit. BUT ISN'T THAT SOME
OT THE EXACT IMAGERY WE READ ABOUT IN BIBLE PROPHECY? Plus, God remains
in control. For instance, GOD CONTROLLED the upheaval of the great
flood in Noah's day--and the earth survived to see other millennia!
Another factor to consider is THIS--Jesus said the days would be
shortened in Matthew 24:22. Could it be possible that this is THE WAY
that THE DAYS are shortened? As with ALL conjecture BEFORE prophecies
actually become fulfilled--I'm NOT BEING DOGMATIC. I just suggest
***During the Tribulation, meteors will fall:
people say that the "hailstones" or "stars" which fall from heaven will
be "fiery bombs" dropped during end times' wars--and that "might" be
true. However, IN the Old Testament, where "hailstones" fell from
heaven, mingled with FIRE, bombs--like we have in today's world--did NOT
exist. God SENT and CONTROLLED those judgments. He TOOK AIM at "the
enemies" of His people with such missiles, and HIS PEOPLE were NOT hit
by that hail, or burning rocks! I tend to compare scripture to
scripture when offering explanation of what's happening. According to
what we saw in Zechariah, God will AGAIN fight for Israel JUST LIKE He
did in the past. So WHEN the scriptures describe "hailstones", great
burning "mountains" and "stars" that fall from the sky, I tend see
"meteor showers (with fire)" and much larger "burning rocks"--commonly
known as "asteroids". Time will tell what's really so--as the
prophecies are fulfilled.]
Here's prophecies, from the book of Revelation, showing what I believe are falling meteors and asteroids:
6:13--"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree
casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind".
8:7--"The first angel sounded [the Trumpet], and there followed hail
and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the
third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."
Revelation 8:8--"And the second angel sounded [the Trumpet],
and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the
sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.".
8:10--"And the third angel sounded [the Trumpet], and there fell a great
star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third
part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of
the star was Wormwood [the Greek "apsinthos"--meaning "bitterness" and
"calamity"; also, it's the root of "Absinthe"--which is a green liqueur
made from a plant called wormwood--which has the flavor of licorice, and
which is a poison that causes drowsiness, stupor and death IF INGESTED
in large quantities]: and the third part of the waters BECAME WORMWOOD;
and many men DIED of the waters, because they were made bitter."
16:21--"And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone
about the weight of a talent [100 pounds]: and men blasphemed God
because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding
great." [And this FINAL hail will be AIMED at "the enemies"--at the
Antichrist's henchmen and followers.]
***Returning to what occurred in the time of Joshua:
any scoffer, the story of “the long day of Joshua” sounds as
preposterous as “the worldwide Flood.” But modern computer science has
MUTED the scoffers voices--if they'd only pay attention!!!
technology has developed PROGRAMS which can count the days BACKWARDS in
time--using the clockwork movements of the sun, moon and stars.
Something profound was INDEED DISCOVERED. There IS ACTUALLY one day
MISSING in the counting of time! WHY? Because, FOR ABSOLUTELY SURE,
the sun and the moon DID STAND STILL--just as it’s written in the
What kind of planetary and solar system dynamics
CAUSED such an effect upon the earth and upon Israel’s enemies? What
kind of astronomical event could have PRODUCED those SIGHTS AND SIGNS IN
There were GREAT STONES which fell from the sky.
They’re also called HAILSTONES, but these are obviously NOT the kind of
hail “ composed of ice” that falls during the usually WET
thunderstorms. THIS HAIL came out of the sky IN CONJUNCTION WITH a
heavenly "upheaval and shaking" that CAUSED the sun and the moon to
APPEAR to stand still in the sky. Somehow, something (Who we know is
God) caused the earth to gyrate, rolling upon its axis, to create such
an effect. The STONES which came WITH that event had to have been
asteroids or meteors from the heavens being shaken as is also described
in Isaiah's prophecy--and in Hebrews 12:25-27.
[God's] then SHOOK the earth: but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet
once more I shake not the earth only, BUT ALSO HEAVEN'. And this word,
'Yet once more'. signifies the removing of those things that are shaken,
as of things that are made, that those things which CANNOT be shaken
In the coming Tribulation judgments, the things that
are made by men, and Antichrist, in cahoots with the devil, will be
SHAKEN and they WILL FALL, leaving those things that CANNOT BE SHAKEN
(who are God's people that TRUST in Him].
"astrophysics", which are "the dynamics" and "laws" of outer space, when
another large planet or heavenly body moves close to the earth, it will
drag along meteors, comets, revolving satellites and other space debris
(or PUSH those things in front of itself as it draws nearer and nearer
to the earth). The electro-gravitational effect from a close encounter
with another heavenly body will CAUSE other symptoms, too. The earth
will rock and tilt (reeling to and fro like a drunkard, gyrating and
wobbling upon its axis). In the case of THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA, the sun
and the moon appeared to STAND STILL for TWENTY-FOUR hours as the earth
wobbled and danced in place! THAT'S NOTHING TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHO
CONTROLS SUCH THINGS!
I’ve read an article by a Christian author
which suggests that the earth CANNOT tip, tilt, or rock to and
fro--being subjected to such titanic forces. Why? The man said that
major tsunamis and hurricane force winds would LEVEL every structure
upon the earth’s surface should the planet be perturbed like that--and
EVERYTHING would PERISH. Yet Revelation 16:20 declares that during the
paroxysms of the Tribulation, islands will FLEE AWAY (or sink), and
mountains shall not be found (because they fall flat). AND there WILL
BE SURVIVORS, "righteous" people who put their trust in Jesus (the
remnant of Israel, and also of Gentile nations), who will ENTER the
Yes, a mighty upheaval happened at the
time of Joshua--as God fought for Israel THEN, and VERIFIED by Zechariah
14:3. What happened in the long day of Joshua was NOT an Extinction
Furthermore, as it is with the "Flood legends"
(seen in the WRITINGS from pagan tribes), there’s also the SAME KIND of
"legends" which line-up with the Joshua story. Indeed there were other
civilizations who WROTE DOWN what THEY SAW in the same time-frame.
They, too, report a LONG DAY. On the OPPOSITE SIDE of the earth, other
ancient people wrote that they experienced a LONG NIGHT. There are also
stories of extended DAWNS and DUSKS in existence. These testimonies
from OTHER PEOPLES transpired at the SAME TIME in which Joshua--and the
children of Israel--lived through their LONG DAY. It's additional proof
of the validity of scripture, and I find it fascinating! It
re-emphasizes HOW THE LORD fought for Israel IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.
time like this WILL HAPPEN AGAIN--during that period called THE DAY OF
THE LORD (the TRIBULATION). That's WHAT the prophecies SAY!
living in the time when BIRTH PANGS indicate that the Tribulation draws
is near. What is prophesied is soon to transpire....
escaped the great Flood in the days of Noah by being RAPTURED, so also
the TRUE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will be Raptured, BEFORE the
cataclysmic events of the Tribulation. WE MUST BE READY! We've NO IDEA
of how many days we may still have. TURN TO JESUS--trust in His blood
that was shed for you--have FAITH in Him, rely upon Him. That way, you
can be assured that you'll NOT see even one day of the WRATH of God in
the "great day of His vengeance (the Tribulation)".
RIGHTEOUS, JUST and TRUE. He's soon to perform great and mighty
SUPERNATURAL works AS He fights against ALL the enemies who oppose Him!
God's WILL is to be done upon the earth, JUST LIKE IT IS IN HEAVEN.
HE IS MIGHTY AND HE IS TO BE GLORIFIED AND PRAISED.