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Unmistakable Pointers to the Millennium

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Jackson Snyder  September 16, 2001

 

Rev 19:1-9

1. AFTER THIS I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our Elohim, 2. for his judgments are true and just; he has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged on her the blood of his servants."  3. Once more they cried, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever."  4. And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped Elohim who is seated on the throne, saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!" 5. And from the throne came a voice crying, "Praise our Elohim, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great." 6. Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying, "Hallelujah! For YHWH our Elohim the Almighty reigns. 7. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; 8. it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure"-- for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9. And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are true words of Elohim."

 

Sidewalks of New York:  

The Famous Face of the Destroyer(1) A. A. Allen (d. 1970), a well-known healing evangelist and prophet, published an influential little book entitled My Vision of the Destruction of America 1954. It tells about a vision he had while atop the Empire State Building in New York.
  
"As I looked, suddenly from the sky I saw a giant hand reach down toward the Statue of Liberty. In a moment, her gleaming torch was torn from her hand, and in it was placed a cup. And I saw protruding from that great cup a giant sword. Never before had I seen such a sharp, glistening, dangerous sword.
   "I heard these words, ‘Thus saith YHWH of Hosts, drink ye and be drunken, spue and fall, and rise no more’ (Jer 20:7). I was amazed to hear the Statue of Liberty speak out in reply, ‘I will not drink!’ Then as the voice of the thunder, I heard YHWH again saying, ‘Ye shall certainly drink!’ Then suddenly the giant hand forced the cup to the lips of the Statue of Liberty. The mighty hand of Elohim forced her to drink every drop from the cup.
   "Then as one drunken, I saw the Statue of Liberty become unsteady on her feet. I saw her splashing in the Gulf. I saw her stagger again and again. And as I watched, I wondered if the Statue of Liberty would ever be able to regain her feet. I seemed overwhelmed with a desire to reach out my hand to keep her head above water, for I knew that if she ever fell again she would drown there in the Gulf." (excerpts)

(2) A Prophetic Warning To New York City!  By David Wilkerson, September 7, 1992

   Right now, I believe Elohim is speaking a warning to New York City. And I wrestled with His severe word as I prepared this message. I prayed, "Lord, is this really going to happen?" Again and again, I heard the still, small voice: "Preach it - warn! Those who want the truth will receive it!"

   Dear saint, this warning is not meant to scare anyone. It's meant only for you to take to YHWH and pray. This is what I believe YHWH showed me:

   Thirty days of chastisement will fall on New York City such as the world has never seen. Elohim is going to let down the walls! There will be unimaginable violence and looting - over a thousand fires will be burning at the same time, throughout the city and its boroughs. Times Square will be ablaze, and the flames that ascend into the heavens will be seen for miles. Firetrucks will not be able to handle it all!

   Trains and buses will shut down for a few weeks. Billions of dollars will be lost. Broadway shows will stop completely for weeks at a time. It will cause businesses to flee the city in an unstoppable hemorrhage. The violence will be so ferocious, it will shock the whole world. Our streets will be lined

with not just the national guard, but our country's militia. Los Angeles' fires were confined to a few sections of that city - but New York will be ablaze in all its boroughs!

   Such things are expected in Third World countries, but not in a civilized nation like the United States. Yet in not too long a time afterward, New York City will go bankrupt - the world's "queen city" cast into the dirt! It truly will become a Third World city - a city of poverty!

   When will all this come about, you ask? All I can say is, I believe I will be here when it happens! And when it happens, no matter where we are - in our apartment or on the job - we are not to panic or fear!

 

(3) Nostradamus’ Century 1, Quatrain 24

 

A cité neuue pensif pour condemner, L'oisel de proye au ciel se vient offrir:

Apres victoire à captifs pardonner, Cremone & Mantoue gras maux aura souffert

 

My Translation:
 

New City considered condemned The Bird of Prey offers itself to the sky

After victory captives to forgive Cremona and Mantua have suffered gross evils.

 

Another:

The new city contemplating a condemnation, The bird of prey offers itself to the heavens.

After victory pardon to the captives, Cremona and Mantua will have suffered great evils.

 

In other words, one “New City” is attacked from the sky; two old cities suffer retribution.

 

(4) Feast of Trumpets September 19, 2001 – the bombings took place exactly a week before.  If there is a second strike, it could be on the Feast, since the Trumpet is a signal to war.  Leviticus 23:24, Joshua 6: Jericho and Seven Trumpets

 

Mat 24:29. `Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  30. And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven; then, too, all the peoples of the earth will beat their breasts; and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet to gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

1 Cor 15:51. Now I am going to tell you a mystery: we are not all going to fall asleep,  52. but we are all going to be changed, instantly, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet is going to sound, and then the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed,  53. because this perishable nature of ours must put on imperishability, this mortal nature must put on immortality.

 

1 Thes 4: 15. We can tell you this from YHWH's own teaching, that we who are still alive for YHWH's coming will not have any advantage over those who have fallen asleep. 16. At the signal given by the voice of the Archangel and the trumpet of Elohim, YHWH himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Messiah will be the first to rise, 17. and only after that shall we who remain alive be taken up in the clouds, together with them, to meet YHWH in the air. This is the way we shall be with YHWH forever.

 

Weymouth's New Testament Revelation 1:10  In the Spirit I found myself present on the day of YHWH, and I heard behind me a loud voice which resembled the blast of a trumpet.

 

Rev 10:5. Then the angel that I had seen, standing on the sea and the land, raised his right hand to heaven,  6. and swore by him who lives for ever and ever, and made heaven and all that it contains, and earth and all it contains, and the sea and all it contains, "The time of waiting is over;  7. at the time when the seventh angel is heard sounding his trumpet, the mystery of Elohim will be fulfilled, just as he announced in the gospel to his servants the prophets."

 

Rev 11:15. Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and voices could be heard shouting in heaven, calling, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever."

(5) GWEN SHAW AND A CALL TO ALL CHURCHES! 

        We were awakened early this Sunday morning (September 16, 2001) to pray urgently and cry out to Elohim for the protection of our churches.  An intercessor who we trust to know the voice of the Holy Spirit heard a continuous loud roaring in her ear.  When she asked YHWH what it meant, she received the answer, "DESTRUCTION!"  She asked YHWH, "Where?"  The answer came back, "The churches of America!"

        Our sister immediately began to alert the intercessors to pray.  We feel that this is a warning that the next target of the enemy will be

against the "Elohim of President Bush."  The churches will be full this morning all across America and very few (if any) will have any thought of the need of security against a terrorist attack.

        We are calling all intercessors! Let us awaken to this hour of urgency, put aside all other non-important activity, and dedicate this time

of our lives to prayer and fasting.

        Do not trust in the arm of flesh to save us! The Word of Elohim clearly says, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith YHWH of

Hosts!"  (Zech. 4:6)

        Pray for the angels to surround the churches, and for terrorists who would attempt any acts of destruction to become fearful and flee without doing what they had planned.  Then in their shame, let them seek the name of YHWH (Psalm 83:16-18).

        Pray for the people to be alert and detect any suspicious object so it can be dealt with safely.

        Pray for miraculous sparing of lives.

        Pray for the Word of Elohim to be preached in power today, and that the people of Elohim will humble themselves and pray and seek Elohim's face and turn from their wicked ways so that Elohim will hear from Heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land (2 Chron. 7:14).

        Pray that the Intelligence Authorities of our nation will be much more awake and alert to all the wicked devices against our nation, and that

they will be prepared to intervene BEFORE the enemy strikes the next time.

        Pray for the Intercessors to also be alert in the Spirit, and be led to pray prophetically.

        Please Read and meditate on Proverbs 24:11-12. "Deliver those who are drawn away to death, and those who totter to the slaughter, hold them back [from their doom

. If you [profess ignorance and say, Behold, we did not know this, does not He Who weighs and ponders the heart perceive and consider it? And He Who guards your life, does not He know it? And shall not He render [to you

every man according to his works?" (Amplified)

        Pray that destruction will not come BEFORE we get the harvest in!

        We are intercessors together for our nation, and all the nations of the world.

        Your sister in Messiah,      Sister Gwen,       President, End-Time Handmaidens and Servants.

Time Has Been Accurately Recorded

   Both Old and New Testaments mention that, in prophecy, a day is as a thousand years (Ps 90:4, 2 Pe 3:8).  We know that the creation was completed in seven days.  And also that each week is composed of seven days, the last day, the seventh, is the Sabbath, the day of rest.  The story of creation and the way Elohim created the week of seven days are models for all of salvation history.  The Bible deals with seven thousand-year days – seven thousand years altogether.  It says very little about time before Adam or time after the Kingdom comes.  We know that Yahshua was born, died and was resurrected on the fourth day –four thousand years after Adam.  We also know that the last prophetic day, the thousand-year Sabbath, is reserved for Yahshua’ reign on earth.  This final thousand years of Bible history is known as “The Millennium” from Rev 20:4.  Yahshua returns to earth sometime at the beginning of the Millennium.

   A lot of time has passed since Adam ruled Eden.  The question is, “How close are we to the beginning of the last thousand years, the Millennium?”  Did you know that Elohim’s people have been accurately keeping time since Adam, and some folks today can trace their roots clear back to the first man?  Year after year since the beginning, the people of Elohim have kept track, because Elohim kept them at it.  He thinks it should be important to us.  For example, Yahshua was born in year 4000 of the Jewish calendar, four thousand years from creation.

Intentional Human Error in Time Keeping

   There was only one time in all of history when the timekeepers got off track.  In the year 4133, 133 years after Yahshua was born, a military leader arose in Israel.  His name was Simon Cosiba and he won several decisive battles against the Romans in Israel.  He even won back Jerusalem for a time.  The chief rabbis, who were in charge of Elohim’s timetable, declared that Simon Cosiba was the Messiah.  To support Simon, they decreed that all Jews in the world must subtract 240 years from the calendar.  They did this so that their year of 4133 would appear to fulfill Daniel’s seventieth week prophecy of Messiah’s coming (9:24-27).  One day it was 4133.  The next day it was 3893 again.  Before long, Simon Cosiba lost Jerusalem and was defeated.  Although Simon was proven false messiah, the rabbis refused to change the year back to 4133!  As far as they were concerned, what was done was done.  And to this very day, the Jewish calendar falls 240 short of Elohim’s time. 

   With this in mind, we look to today’s edition of the Jerusalem Post.  The Post reflects the actual number of years since the creation minus the 240-year reduction.  The Post today says it ‘s the year 5761. If we add the 240 years back on, we know exactly how many years have passed since creation.  What is 5761 + 240?  6001!  We are now in the year 6001 from creation.   According to our Roman calendar, we are also in year 2001 from Yahshua’ birth. 

   Friends, sometimes we have a tendency to overlook the obvious.  If 2001 years have passed since Messiah and 6001 years have passed since Adam, and if there are 7000 years all told in Bible history and the last 1000 years is the Millennium, could it be that we are now one year into the Millennium?  The Feast of Trumpets, October 1, 2000, marked the end of six thousand years of Bible history and the beginning of the last thousand, which we know as the Millennium.  This is year 6001 of 7000.  Could it be so simple?   Instead of interpreting beasts and trumpets and signs and horsemen and Bible codes, could the calendar be the greatest, simplest and most obvious sign of all?  What a straightforward way for Yahweh to tell us what time it is – that it’s not Miller time after all; it’s Millennium time!  And if there is any possibility of this being true, if there is even the slightest chance of this being the case, isn’t it a powerful motivator for making lifestyle changes?  It certainly is.  We may be in year one of the Millennium.  And the Feast of Trumpets is up again September 19, 2001.  Think of it all.  Does this mean something to you?  While this sinks in, I’ll talk about signs.   

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Signs in the Sky

   In the last seven years, while the days have come and gone mostly uneventfully at home, the world has experienced subtle but monumental changes that we might even call “birth pangs of a new age.”   Our ancient creation, distressed and broken, is crying out for the coming of a Savior.  I want to review a few prophetic signposts that have come to pass since 1994. 

   Yahshua and the prophets warned us that there would be signs in the heavens.  On the fourth of July 1994, the world witnessed the most incredible astronomical sign every recorded in human history.  The mammoth Shoemaker-Levy comet crashed into the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter.  Over the course of the next several months, anyone with binoculars could witness the greatest show in the universe as these comet fragments made indelible, moon-sized impressions deep into the surface of the great planet.  At no other time in all history have people seen anything even resembling this phenomenon.  And not even scientists could predict such a thing until one day it happened.  If Yahweh rules the universe as the Bible says, then this was the greatest atmospheric sign from Elohim in human history and a sign of the coming Millennium.  You didn’t miss this sign, did you?  Of course you didn’t.

   Two years later (1996) scientists examined a meteorite that had fallen to earth from Mars.  They identified Martian life petrified in the rock.  The organism found resembled microbial life on earth.  Other reputable scientists speculate that Mars was teeming with water, oxygen and earth-like life at one time.  They conclude that a huge meteor crashed into Mars 13,000 years ago and destroyed it all, making it barren today.  Could it happen here?  These discoveries lead a believer directly to the prophecy of

Rev 8: 8. The second angel blew his trumpet, and it was as though a great mountain blazing with fire was hurled into the sea: a third of the sea turned into blood,  9. a third of all the living things in the sea were killed, and a third of all ships were destroyed.

A comet or meteor is a flying mountain.  We saw a comet crash into Jupiter.  We learned that an meteor destroyed life on Mars.  These are facts from science and warnings from Yahweh.  We read in prophecy that it will happen on earth.  While writers and moviemakers sell stories about the aftermath of an asteroid collision here, let us believers fervently pray that it will not come to pass! 

Earthquakes

   The past ten years have also been termed “the Decade of Earthquakes,” as the most significant earthquake in prophetic history hit on August 17, 1999 centered in Turkey, right where the seven churches of Revelation 2-3 are located (Rev 1:4).  The initial quakes and aftershocks registered nearly 8.0 on the Richer scale with a strong compensating quake on the other side of the earth, in Colombia.  At the same time, there were both solar and lunar eclipses that occurred over 1/3 of the earth.  Many reported that the moon turned blood red during the lunar eclipse.  Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, missing or displaced by the quake.  Thousands are still perplexed.  Recall the words of

Rev 6:12. When the Lamb broke the sixth seal, there was a violent earthquake and the sun went as black as sackcloth; the moon turned red as blood  … 15. Then the whole population… hid in caverns…  16. They said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us … 17. For the Great Day of his retribution has come, and who can face it?"

This happened 3 years ago and they are still finding people buried in the rubble. If Yahweh has power over the earth as we say he does, then this is certainly a sign of the coming Millennium.  You didn’t miss this sign, did you?  Of course you didn’t.

Signs on the Earth

   In the last few years among the nations of the earth we’ve seen many of the classical signs of the coming of coming Messiah fulfilled to completion.  One I am sensitive to is the persecution of the saints. 

Rev 6:9. When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar all the people who had been killed for the Word of Elohim.  10. They shouted in a loud voice, "Holy, true Master, how much longer will you wait…?"  11. …They were told to be patient a little longer, until the roll was completed of their fellow servants who would die as they had.

Since 1994, 1,218,000 believers who have died for the Word.  More people were killed for Yahshua in the last seven years than were even alive in his day.  Oh, there have been a few martyrs here in the US, but in the Islamic world, an average of 500+ believers are killed every day, day after day.  When the cup of the martyrs is full, then the Messiah will come (Rev 6:11).

   Other prophecies about Messiah’s coming and the Millennium deal with primarily three geographic areas: Europe, Babylon and Israel.  The Bible tells us that the final sign before Messiah returns with his saints is a war on the soil of the Israeli nation.  It says that Israel will be fighting for its land against its traditional Arab enemies.  The revived Roman Empire will also be involved in the land grab.  This war will be over the ownership of Jerusalem exclusively.  When this happens, the Messiah, commanding heavenly armies, will descend and put an end to it in one day.  Currently, Iraqi troops are poised in Syria and Jordan – on the very verge of Israel’s borders.  Saddam Hussein has been diagnosed with cancer.  He hopes his last significant contribution to the world will be the invasion and conquest of Israel.

   In the last seven years, all countries of the former Holy Roman Empire have officially united.  This new Roman Empire is called the European Union, or EU.  The first Beast of Revelation 13 is thought to be Europe, with Rome as its spiritual head.  The other Beast, or ‘False Prophet,’ consists of the ancient foes of Yahweh -- Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syrian and the rest, united by their false religion Islam.  Every day we hear religious leaders of Islam calling for a Holy War against Israel, Great Britain and the United States, “The Great Satan.”  Revelation also tells us that these beasts will join against Jerusalem in the final war. 

  The Jerusalem Post reported September 5:

“Europe must take on a larger role in [Israel] (the region), the Syrian government newspaper … demanded today. There is a need to ‘curb the Israeli brutality and halt the extermination war’ ‘The European Union [is' an effective and important role in this delicate region in order to compensate for the absent US role.’”

It is the policy of the US to allow Israel to run its own affairs; we have pulled out of the so-called ‘peace process.’  But Europe has rushed into the vacancy, exactly as the Bible predicts, allying itself with the Arab federation.  Both beasts want to take Jerusalem.  It’s no secret that Arabs hate Israel.  Neither is it a secret that the European army of today is full of German Nazis.  Soon we may see the prophecy of Zechariah 14 come to pass:

2. I shall gather the nations to Jerusalem for battle. The city will be taken and the houses plundered. Half the city will go into exile …  3. Then Yahweh will sally out and fight those nations… 4. When that day comes, his feet will rest on the Mount of Olives.  1.b and the spoils taken will be shared out among you.

Note that the war in Israel terminates when the feet of Yahweh are planted on Mt Olive.  Considering the violence of these last few months in Israel, we know Yahweh is watching closely.

   Speaking of wars: our troubled world is in a constant state of war; children are by far the greatest casualties.  Since we last preached from this pulpit, 2 million children have died in wars, 1.5 million have been disabled and 12 million have become refugees.  You’ve heard me mention here that 35,000+ additional children die of malnutrition every day.  This is not because there is a shortage of food in the world; wars and famine are caused by the gluttony of those who have but won’t let go.  When Yahweh plants his foot upon Mt. Zion, these evils will be rectified according to Rev 18:17.

 

The Millennium
 

This entire message with the exception to references to New York was completed September 7th, four days before terrorist attacks on the US.  I have believed for three years that 2001 would mark the beginning of the Millennium and the Messiah would publicly be revealed sometime in the next 20 years.  The signs in the sky, the symbols on the earth, are all mentioned in order for us to become spiritually prepared.  Six thousand years of salvation history have passed, and now we are here together, on the very verge of the realization of our eternal hope.  No other generation in history has lived to see the signs that our Father has boldly provided.  And there are many more to speak of later.

   We watch Jerusalem.  When war breaks out there near there, Yahshua returns in a great space vehicle known as The New Jerusalem, 1400 cubic miles big, to hover over the holy city.  The New Jerusalem is a weapon of peace powerful enough to disable every war machine on earth.   Messiah may already be here.  I believe he is.  But when he reveals himself to the world, he stops war cold.  Then Scripture tells us that Yahshua takes the world away from the devil and locks him and his cohort away in a pit, lock, stock and barrel.  That’s the end of evil for a while.  With the devil incarcerated and the machines of war disabled, with evil kings overthrown and evil empires subdued, Yahshua re-introduces himself to the world as Yahshua ben Yahweh, the Anointed One.  In short order, the nations become the Kingdoms of Yahweh, ruled with a rod of iron.  Believers on earth rejoice.  We can hardly believe what’s happened!  All our hopes are fulfilled in his return.  And we know it is He, because we see him as he is!

Rev 21:4. Then all who refused to worship the beast come back to life; they reign with Messiah for a thousand years.

   Suddenly, saints who have been dead long years come back to life.  Folks you knew who were heroes of the faith appear here and there.  Long gone relatives who loved YHWH come knocking at your door.  And believers have the means to be hospitable.  The saints of all ages start popping up all over the place, and you are so happy to be of service to them.

 

The Banquet

   The Great War is finally over.  One wonderful day you receive a delivery by special messenger.  It is an invitation to attend something called “The Banquet of the Lamb” that’s being held in the New Jerusalem.  You and your family are honored guests.  Enclosed is a check for $15,000 to cover expenses.  In the jet on the way over, you realize that you’re living now on a new earth with a new sky; you just hadn’t noticed it before!  And now Messiah is ruling earth, and you know him personally, things are better and you’re happier than you’ve ever been.  It’s so hard to believe – all the churchgoing of a life time, all the sacrifice you’ve made, all the persecution you’ve endured – but now everything is all right, for He has come back, just like he said, and now you are going to see him and the saints of all ages face to face at the great banquet in the New Jerusalem. 

   All of a sudden, you have a feeling that you’re not going away, you’re coming home.  Then you remember, “That fat guy who preached at Byrneville in 2001 was right after all.”  Ha. Ha.  Friends, The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" Let everyone who listens answer, `Come!" Let all who are thirsty come.

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