B1 Introduction

Preface to August 2020 Edition

This series of books is the result of 35 years of research and piecing it all together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. About every two years I have put out an updated edition with minor improvements with the last update being in Jan. 2020, so why a new edition even before 2021? Because of a major change, which resulted in a new subtitle.

The general interpretation is all the same; the Rapture still happens seconds before the 7th Trumpet, and the nuclear war still follows, but I now realize that there are two Raptures; one is of the Firstfruits shortly after the rise of the beast and false prophet, and the second at the end of the Great Tribulation right before global destruction before the return of Christ.

Another change is the time period of the 7 Bowls of Wrath. I had all 7 Bowls taking only 2 weeks to complete, but that was a mistake, I now realize that they must take 2-3 years to complete. This change means a few other things change, but it is a small percentage of the total interpretation. I am not the first person to believe in two Raptures, but the details I show are very different from what others are teaching.

Like Apostle Paul said, we see through a glass darkly, and the closer we get to the fulfillment of the Trumpets and Bowls the clearer things will get. I previously called my interpretation Pre-Wrath yet Post-Trib because all the Bowls of Wrath took place at the end of the Great Tribulation; so now my interpretation can be classified as Mid-Trib and Pre-Wrath, because there are two Raptures. (Even so, there is not a 7-year Great Tribulation, it will last closer to 10, and those years have already started.)

Only in general concepts do my books look anything like what others are teaching, because all the details are different. In previous editions of these books, I said:

I don’t claim to be infallible; I may be wrong on some point. The closer we get to the end the clearer the picture will become, so I may need to make more changes in the future.

So now I am making a couple of changes, and I hope there are no more.

 

Introduction

This is a new interpretation of Bible prophecy, that is 97% different from what other people are teaching. How could there be a viable new interpretation, you ask? The Bible says that the correct interpretation will not be understood until we actually reach the end, “the words are closed up and sealed until the end time” (Daniel 12:9), yet the dominate views today are over 100 years old. But we have finally reached the point where we can actually see the end approaching fast, No, we have reached the final years, the Great Tribulation has begun; we have entered the first years of Great Tribulation that will last about 10 years, and we can now understand Bible prophecy much better than ever before.

I may not have every detail exactly right, but I believe this interpretation comes closer than any other interpretation.

To arrive at the correct interpretation, you must have certain foundational pieces in place or it throws off the entire project; much like making a mistake in your checkbook results in all numbers being off from that point onward. You get a statement from your bank that shows a different balance and you have to go through an entire month’s worth of figures to find the original mistake. This book is that statement for Bible prophecy, as it shows the past mistakes and the correct interpretation.

What does the puzzle look like once you put all the pieces together? It will come as a shock to most people, but the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have already ridden during the past 2,000 years of wars and famines and persecution. But I don’t just make that assumption, I found evidence in the text and world history that shows it.

We are now in the period of the global birth pains of the earth. We have just lived through several years of the birth pains of the earth. Unlike false warnings put forth over the past several decades, it is easy to see the birth pains happening all around the world, with earthquakes, droughts, floods, and record heat or record cold, and record storms and fires.

Next will be the Trumpet judgments which include a giant tsunami that will wipe out the east or west coasts of North and South America, and to a lesser degree West Africa and Europe (if it is in the Atlantic).

The tsunami of the 2nd Trumpet will greatly injure the United States, coupled with the asteroid impact of the 3rd Trumpet, and the USA being in a civil war (we are in the start of it now), will allow the final head of the beast to rise from the Abyss as seen after the 5th Trumpet, followed by the start of World War 3, which is the 6th Trumpet. The first Rapture will take place near the nuclear war and invasion of the USA. There will be a second larger Rapture at the end of the GT before the full Wrath of God comes upon the world.

The beast of Revelation will not come from the European Union or the U.N., or any other global government, but mostly the Islamic nations of the Middle East and Turkey. In 2013 I believed that the 10 horns of the beast are 10 Islamic nations in the Middle East that will join forces under one ruler, the Mahdi. But I now believe the 10 horns could include one or two European nations, such as Germany.

It clearly says in Rev. 9 that the angels bound at the Euphrates River will cause WW3. The Euphrates starts in Turkey and flows through Syria and then Iraq. Though ISIS has been mostly defeated, ISIS does not need to exist for the beast to rise to power.

But, you may ask, what about world government? There is no such thing; I prove this is a false belief in this book, many times over. Rev. 13 says twice that the beast will “make war.” Who does he make war against? Little green men from Mars? No, he wars against other nations, invading them just as all previous empires, including Hitler. The “whole world” of the Bible is the Middle Eastern / Mediterranean world (including much of Europe), not the whole planet, as we will see. I explain in detail the passages that are used to support the belief in a world government.

And nowhere in the Bible does it say anything about a 7-year peace treaty. Daniel’s 70th week in Daniel 9:27 does refer to a 7-year treaty with Israel, but it is being grossly misinterpreted. It is not an agreement with the Antichrist. The original Protestant view of that verse is the correct view.

The same is true of Daniel’s vision of the four beasts and vision of the statue with 10 toes, both show that there will never be a total-world government. Those passages are also not being correctly interpreted. The Bible text never says that the 10 toes in Daniel will rule the world, but actually says they will break apart. And contrary to popular teaching, America is in fact found in Bible prophecy, and is a major player, as you would expect.

The Great Tribulation will probably last 9-10 years, though it is longer if you count the birth pains. The Rapture takes place just before the 7th Trumpet, which makes the Rapture pre-wrath, but not 3-6 months before the end of the Great Tribulation (GT) which is what the official pre-wrath position currently teaches. So this interpretation puts the Rapture closer to mid-trib. But all the details of what happens is very different in my interpretation.

The correct interpretation of Bible prophecy proves the pre-tribulation Rapture theory is false, which is seen repeatedly throughout this book. I even found the smoking gun that kills the pre-trib Rapture!

Another unsettling discovery is that the entire Church will not go in the Rapture, but only those who are in the Bride of Christ; the Bride is not the entire Church. The Bride of Christ will be chosen by God before the start of the final 3.5 years of the Gospel Age, and before the Trumpet judgments, because many people around the world will repent during the GT, especially in the U.S. The Bride is a chosen righteous remnant who are worthy to rule and reign with Christ. Those who repent during the GT will need to survive God’s Wrath to continue the human race.

This book also proves that the Jews must convert before Christ will return. It is plainly stated in the Bible several times! Which makes one wonder how the opposite view could become a popular doctrine, that Christ will return before they convert.

There can be a lot more information gleaned from the Bible’s prophecies discussed in this book than what is written here, but my main focus of this interpretation is what will actually take place in the future, which we need to know and fully understand to survive the GT and Wrath of God (for those who do not go in the Rapture). That is why this interpretation is practical, not theological. Though my interpretation greatly bears on doctrine, the information here is not presented or argued from a theological point of view.

Therefore, I am not trying to support a particular theological position, but I have merely studied the Scriptures to find out what they mean and have changed my views to match what I found in the Bible. I began my study believing in the pre-tribulation Rapture, but was forced to change my view after years of study. Most of the existing belief systems for the last days have a few elements that are correct, but the complete picture they each present is not accurate.

There is a reason that Jesus did not have a religious education before becoming Israel’s Teacher. And there is a reason his original Apostles did not have religious educations. The one Apostle who had religious training, killed and persecuted Christians before he was struck down on the road to Damascus. When you follow a particular belief system, called a theological construct, it typically blinds you to what does not agree with that belief system. That is just how the human mind works. Though there is a place for theological and eschatological (the study of last things) degrees, having such degrees can be a hindrance to understanding the truth. As such, God did not see fit that I would have any such degree.

You may be wondering, who am I to write a new interpretation? Isaac Newton was extremely intelligent; he discovered gravity and was the principle inventor of calculus and physics. In 2005, the British Royal Society voted Newton to have made a greater contribution to science than any man in history, even Einstein. Even though Newton was one of the smartest men who ever lived, and spent a lot of time studying Bible prophecy and even wrote a book on Daniel and Revelation, he was not able to see a description of missiles and rockets in the Bible (see chapter 7). You cannot see or understand what you have no knowledge or concept of. He also did not live in the last days, so there was no possible way he could have correctly interpreted Bible prophecy.

So I do not claim to be smarter than everyone else who studies Bible prophecy. However, I am called of God to interpret Bible prophecy, with a God-given ability to figure things out, to think outside the box, and with the ability to argue from different points of view. I am also a trained journalist and historian (a B.A. degree in journalism with a minor in history), so I am skilled at analyzing written information. But even with all my skills and calling, it has taken me over 35 years to put the pieces together.

My calling to research and understand Bible prophecy came at a very young age. When I was 8, 9, or 10 years old I was sitting on the side of my bed reading Rev. 6:1 about the white horse and wondering what it meant, when God spoke to me for the very first time. He said, “Would you like to interpret that?” I said, “Wow, yea, that would be great, but there is not enough information in the text to be able to figure it out.” It did not even occur to me that God had just spoken to me, and I forgot all about it until about two years after I had begun researching and writing a book on Bible prophecy.

I have often wondered why God called me to this project rather than an eloquent, well-known minister with a national platform to get the message out to the world. I am sure God has his reasons.

For example, if a major preacher had been teaching these discoveries in a large church over the last 30 years, he would’ve been changing his views every few years as his knowledge and understanding increased, and his interpretation of this passage or that verse would naturally change. So he would not have looked like a sound Bible teacher as he pieced the end-time puzzle together. Perhaps this is why God called me to preach when I was 20 years old but did not give me the inward urge to preach, or the ability to speak well enough to preach well. And I had no desire to preach, but I did have a great desire for in-depth prophecy study. So, my ministry turned out to be writing books.

Fortunately, the puzzle is mostly complete. I cannot claim to have every piece in place, but if not, it is very close. In previous editions of this book I said, “The last piece will not be put into place until we actually reach the end!” But I might have just put the last one in place with this edition.

With all the crying wolf that has taken place in the last 40 years, the Church now faces a lack of interest in Bible prophecy. I knew that those false warnings would cause some people to reject the genuine warning once it finally arrived, and that has happened. Interest in Bible prophecy has declined with every false cry of “RAPTURE! RAPTURE!” that never took place.

I believe the reader will get the most out of this book by reading it slowly and underlining many sentences, because it is very easy to misread critically important statements. I even do some underlining for you.

Disclaimer: I include a few extra-biblical prophecies because I believe them to be genuine, but that does not mean I agree with every teaching or action taken by the ministers who gave the prophecies. God uses and speaks through imperfect people.

 

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