“A Great Storm Approaches” Part 23
A review of what we have thus far
1) The Great Earthquake
2) The drying up of the Euphrates, making way for the kings that come from the east
3) Elijah smiting the Jordan
4) Israel’s abandonment, all her lovers forsaking her
5) “Lying wonders”
6) Breath of life given to the image of the beast, and the arrival of the False Prophet
7) The confederacy or federation
8) Three unclean spirits
Thus far we have reviewed the first eight events leading up to the end of this age along with their
perspective orders of fulfillment. Numbers 1-4 we determined were currently in the process of fulfillment
whilst numbers 5-8 were next in fulfillment, this last based upon what we had gleamed from Verses 12
and 13 of Revelation Chapter 16.
“And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river, the [river] Euphrates; and the water
thereof was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the kings that [come] from the
east. And I saw [coming] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as if it were frogs: for they are
spirits of demons, working signs; which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gather
them together unto the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.”
Keep in mind that it is not necessary for a preceding event to have reached its full conclusion before the
next event takes place, some events over-lap one another.
Determining the proper order of numbers 5-8 likewise required a significant review of events proceeding
Rev 16:13 (highlighted in red above) much of which we found alluded to in Chapter 13 of Revelation.
We could rightly surmise the order of numbers 7 and 8, but 5 and 6 required a further review of the facts.
According to Rev 13:13-15 the “Great Signs” or “Lying wonders” would proceed the vivifying of
the image of the beast (the giving of breath or life), proceed the emergence of the “False Prophet”,
which is prerequisite to the three entities (the dragon, beast, and false prophet) joining in a
“confederacy” or “federation” resulting in the declaration or proclamation given by the “three
Note: The “great signs and lying wonders” do not necessarily have to proceed the confirmation of
apostolic succession, this act may likely take place first, however as we had mentioned before we believe
this act alone would prove insufficient motivation to draw the people, in the end it will require signs and
lying wonders to move a people who’s faith is lacking.
My thought is that these first “signs and lying wonders” will be will be the work of the Adversary in
particular, those mentioned in 2 Thess 2:9 whereas those performed later, those referred to in Rev 16:
14 and 19:20 will be the work of both the Adversary and the fallen spirits as they work together to up-
hold the present order. Later as more and more of the fallen spirits are released from their chains
(Jude 6) when they come to realize that their efforts to up-hold the old order is felling they will turn on
mankind, particularly on the Lord’s consecrated people.
With what we have learned thus far it would be wise to keep an eye on the Church of England
as the next round of events center around this rather obscure Church which is destine to do
great and wondrous things. Likewise keep in mind that although these lying wonders begin in the
Church of England they will eventually be performed in the Catholic Church (the beast) as well as in the
protestant churches (the False Prophet).
In our next post we will examine the next four events and their possible order, viz.
9) The Chariot of fire and Elijah taken up by a whirlwind into heaven
10) “It is done” the completion of the Church
11) Silence in heaven
12) Elisha takes the mantle of Elijah
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