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    • end ime inside NiNe ProPhecies iN seveN years • is america a Police state? • No NatioNal id camPaigN plus: Can America avoid the Mark of the Beast? 14
    • Proof this is the eNdtime Euphrates River to Be Dried Up ü In revelatIon 16:12, the Bible predicts that the euphrates river will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the battle of Armageddon according to verse 16 of the same chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle during which Jesus will return and fight on the side of the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will establish His kingdom and usher in His one-thousand year reign of peace. On January 13, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the headline “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of Euphrates for One Month.” The article stated that a huge reservoir had been built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the Euphrates would be stopped for one month and a concrete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey has the ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions for fulfilling this 1,900-year-old prophecy are now in place. China Goes to War ü In revelatIon 9:15-16, the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million soldiers will launch a war which will kill “the third part of men.” Never in the history of the world until our present generation has there been a power on M earth that could field 200 million soldiers. However, the late ruler of China any have stated that Mao Tse Tung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million. The CIA World Factbook reported that in the year 2001 it was estimated that it is impossible to China had 200,866,946 men of military age and that this number is growing by 10 million per year. know whether or Worldwide Numbering System Predicted ü not we are living in the last days In revelatIon 13, the Bible prophesies that a world dictator will soon rule over a world government. He will cause all people on the earth to receive a number before the Second Coming of without which they will be unable to buy or sell. We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a most astonishing way. Nearly every human being Jesus Christ. However, there is in the world has now been assigned a number. In America, it is our Social Security number. In the past few years, we have seen this number extended dramatic proof that we are living to newborns. A child without a Social Security number cannot be declared as a dependent on an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of in the endtimes—proof that electronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people actually urging the abolition of cash. All of these things could not possibly have been fulfilled defies coincidence. until this present time. Only after the invention of the computer could such a worldwide numbering system be administered. The Emergence of a New World Order ü revelatIon 13:7 and danIel 7:23 prophesy the establishment of a world government. The term “New World Order” has become a prevalent phrase in the world’s political culture. Mikhail Gorbachev made the term famous, and Pope John Paul II referred to it repeatedly. In the September 12, 1990 issue of the Chicago Tribune, our former president George Bush said, “Iraq is the first test for the New World Order.” He emphatically stated that the Iraq War was Saddam Hussein against the world. The United Nations’ troops are continually referred to as the multi-national forces. The decision has been made to establish an interdependent community of nations that will rule the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead us into a great world government. The formation of this government is at hand. Coincidence or Divine Providence? ü Is It coIncIdental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously? Hardly! 02 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • end ime o n l i n e www.endtime.com endtime@endtime.com vol 16/no 5 features departments 10 Cover Story: Are editorial 4 We Approaching letterS to tHe editor 6 Armageddon? Nine specific prophecies that will occur World reVieW 8 within the final seven years prior to the Battle SHoP eNdtiMe 18 of Armageddon are given in the Bible. By examining these prophecies, we can get a coNfereNceS 25 sense of how close we are to Armageddon. StoP real id 31 by irvin baxter 14 Can America Avoid the Mark? Prophecies in the Bible indicate that the Antichrist will “devour the whole earth.” From this prophecy, many have concluded that he will be in total and absolute control of every nook and cranny of the world. However, other scriptures indicate that this will not be true. by ken raggio 20 Nine Prophecies in Seven Years 1 cover Nine specific prophecies will come to pass World Fuse Bomb. Source photo within the final seven years preceding the courtesy Valber Cortez, Brazil with Battle of Armageddon. This article explains additional composite artwork and each prophecy and demonstrates how events digital editing by Endtime. are already converging for its fulfillment. by irvin baxter 26 Speech: Is America a Police State? A shortened version of a speech by Congressman Ron Paul expressing his view on governmental encroachment of personal liberties. endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 03
    • † PERSPECTIVE † end ime m a g a z i n e editor-in-chief Irvin Baxter IrvinBaxter editor Ken Raggio Editorial [ editor-iN-cHief ] editorial assistant Ginger Boerkircher research Kathy McKinney Partner relations Jana Robbins conference director Kara McPeak lessons of the internet David Novick israeli-hezbollah War graPhic design Joseph E. Romero O statement of faith n June 25, 2006, Palestinian terrorists slipped into Israel We believe that the Bible is the inspired through a tunnel, killing two Israeli soldiers and capturing Cor- Word of god, that Jesus christ is the poral Gilad Shalit. A little over two weeks later, Hezbollah terror- savior of the world, and that he will ists came across the Israeli-Lebanese border, killing eight Israeli come again to establish a kingdom soldiers and kidnapping Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. that shall never be destroyed (daniel Israel reacted to the kidnappings by attacking Hezbollah in the north and 2:44). those who are born again (John 3:3–5) will have eternal life and rule as Hamas in the south. Both terrorist organizations had steadfastly refused to kings and priests with christ forever. recognize Israel’s right to exist and had set the destruction of Israel as their goal. Apparently, Israel felt the time had come to remove these two forces with which what is endtime? negotiating was not possible. in 1968, irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United states and other modern Though the media has largely painted the outcome of the war as a victory for nations in the Bible. he also found the Hezbollah, the fact is that it was Hezbollah and Lebanon that were begging for Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one a ceasefire toward the war’s end, and it was Israel that was on the offensive till day it was to be torn down, re-uniting the very last moment of the implementation of the UN ceasefire. So what really germany, and that event would be happened in this war, and what will the long-term implications be? the catalyst to spark an international Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel would not agree to a cease- movement called the “New World order.” these things have now come fire until its two soldiers were liberated and Hezbollah was disarmed. However, to pass. irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal Israel did accept the ceasefire, even though she did not get her soldiers back and minister, began endtime ministries in Hezbollah was not disarmed. As a result of this failure, Olmert is weakened and 1986 when he wrote a message for the many question if his government can survive. President, a book explaining the major Furthermore, the 4,000 rocket attacks on northern Israel shocked the nation. prophecies of the Bible which he had Prior to the war, Olmert’s realignment plan had enjoyed the support of a major- been teaching since 1968. after the fall ity of Israelis. Now the thought of Iranian-made rockets in the hands of Hamas of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment accelerated rapidly. the decision was within range of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and every major Jewish population center made to launch endtime magazine. has made withdrawal from the West Bank totally unacceptable. As a result, Ol- the purpose of the magazine is to mert has been forced to announce that unilateral withdrawal, the main plank in explain the prophecies of the Bible his governments program, is no longer on the table. and to show that they are now being The most critical impact of the war on the future is the stationing of in- fulfilled in intricate detail. Articles ternational troops all along Israel’s northern border. If they are successful in focus on the soon return of Jesus christ, the truth of the Bible, and the securing the peace there, it could certainly set a precedent for establishing inter- need for salvation. endtime does not national troops between Israel and the Palestinians when final borders between deal with doctrinal controversies, as the two are determined. It will also seem logical to place the Temple Mount valid as they may be. this will be left under UN supervision when the status of Jerusalem is finally dealt with. This to other publications. ultimate outcome is prophesied in the Bible. 4 Endtime is published bi-monthly by endtime, inc., 449 Kingsbridge Since the Bible specifically states that all nations will invade Israel at the time drive, Garland, tX 75040. Subscription price is $29 for 12 issues. of Armageddon (Zechariah 14:2), the stationing of international troops on Is- © 2006 endtime, inc. all rights reserved. reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. PoStMaSter: rael’s borders, which Olmert vigorously lobbied for, will prove to be the worst Send address changes to endtime, Po Box 461167, Garland, tX thing that could possibly have happened. If Olmert had as much faith in God as 75046-1167. for subscriptions call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week 1- 800-endtime. other inquiries call 1-972-530-0100 9:00 a.m. to he has in the world community, he would not have allowed Israel to be placed 4:00 p.m. (central). in this terrible situation. irvin baxter | editor-in-chief 04 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006
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    • letters feedback & * riPe conditions * Parable of the fig tree * at the turning Point Perhaps the current Israeli conflict with Hopefully you can help me. When I was a Please talk more on this North American Hezbollah is the grounds for the 7-year An- child I was taken to listen to several proph- Union. Where are we going with this? tichrist covenant. I think this is just the be- ecy speakers including Mr. Baxter. I once —James E. Evans, Sr. ginning of the war, which will involve Russia heard a sermon speaking about Israel be- and China, making conditions right for the coming a nation and a reference to a gen- reply| Way back in the 1970’s, the Club coming covenant. In order for there to be a eration not passing until God would return. of Rome commissioned the writing of a book peace covenant there has to first be a war. Are you familiar with this teaching and, if entitled, “Mankind at the Turning Point.” In —Rydal so, where is the scripture text relating to this book, the world was divided up into ten this topic. regions. The area of the North American reply| The bombardment of Israel by —Kevin Ackeret Union (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico) was 4,000 rockets from Hezbollah has forced one of those regions. The theory was that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to put reply| I am familiar with the teaching to each of these regions could unite economi- his unilateral withdrawal plans on hold. which you refer. I don’t believe the scrip- cally, and then the ten regions could merge Visions of rockets raining on all of Israel’s tures mean what the proponents of this into one global economic union. cities from the West Bank have turned teaching say they mean. It appears that the North American Union the Israeli public against the plan. Some The scripture is Matthew 24:32-35, is following this blueprint put forward by the world leaders say the time has arrived “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When Club of Rome thirty years ago. If this is the for a resumption of peace talks among his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth case, then this is world government in the the parties of the Middle East. France’s leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So making. I tend to believe this is true since Jacque Chirac has called for a meeting likewise ye, when ye shall see all these part of the North American Union plan is to of the Quartet, the four-power entity that things, know that it is near, even at the defend the exterior border of all three na- originally produced the peace plan called doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation tions combined, not the exterior border of the Roadmap for Peace. It is obvious that shall not pass, till all these things be ful- the United States. we are nearing the confirmation of the filled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, The tremendous outcry concerning the covenant. It will be interesting to see how but my words shall not pass away.” defense of U.S. borders may be forcing the we end up getting there. Some say that the fig tree is Israel. They government to change its approach. Time claim that the budding of the fig tree is will tell. the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948. For a while they taught that a generation was 40 years. However, when the rapture * a road not yet traveled * a consPiracy of silence didn’t happen by 1988, some decided that If our property is paid off and we are liv- Thank you very much for the work your do- a generation was 70 years. The fact is that ing on it without taking the mark, what do ing, I just wanted you to know that I have nothing in the Bible says that Israel is the you think will happen when it comes time been contacting news organizations trying fig tree. That’s a made-up theory. to pay the annual property tax? Since we to get the word out about the national I.D. What was Jesus really saying? He simply cannot buy or sell without the mark, do you So far only one newspaper has published said that when we see a tree budding, we think we can pay our property tax in gold? the fact based article, with information know that summer is near. Likewise, when Or will our property be taken from us? on how to find H.R. 418 on the Library of we see the prophecies he gave us in Mat- —Susan Griffin Congress website. Locally, (in Lufkin and thew 24 beginning to come to pass, then Carthage) I have had a great response, know that that generation would not pass reply| It’s not easy to answer some handing out printed copies of H.R.418, and until all things are fulfilled. All these things of these questions since we have not copies of your Politics and Religion broad- include the rapture. Can we see these traveled this road before. I have thought cast. Thank you. things beginning to come to pass now? about the possibility of paying property —Ricky L. Holt. Yes. We can see preparations being made taxes in advance when we know that the for the building of Israel’s temple, for the time of the great tribulation is upon us. I reply| Most mainstream media are sharing of the Temple Mount and for the don’t know whether that would actually be avoiding the national ID issue. The conspir- time of tribulation in the West Bank. Are we possible or not. acy of silence is deafening. Thanks for the then the generation that will see the Sec- If we reach a point where we know for good work you are doing. Keep it up! ond Coming? I believe we are. certain how much time is left, I would an- 06 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • Moving? let us know your new address, and we’ll make sure you don’t miss a single issue of endtime! call 1.800.endtime or email customerservice@endtime.com ticipate Christians selling assets so that we could use the money for one great evangelistic thrust. This happened in the book of Acts. The Bible says that the Christians sold houses and lands, laying the money at the Apostles feet, so schedule a ProPhecy conference with the endtime team call kara or vickie at * 1-972-530-0100 for details or email kara@endtime.com, vickie@endtime.com. that it could be used for the furthering of the gospel. I believe we will see this again during the last few years before the Second Coming. d I’d rather use my resources to help people get saved than allow the Antichrist to have them, wouldn’t you? I believe God will give us the guidance we need as ue to irvin Baxter’s limited this time approaches. schedule, endtime is offering members of its ProPhecy team for * 12th chaPter of revelation local prophecy conferences. all I wanted to ask you about the dragon who was attempting to destroy the male team members work closely with child born from the woman with the wings of an eagle. I cannot make sense of irvin Baxter and have studied his this piece of prophecy but last night while reading, I was really trying to get my material for years. each minister mind around this. I have referred back to Ezekiel, Isaiah and Daniel to get an is available for conferences idea. The whole scenario is set up in Revelation 12:13. My personal take on throughout the year, presenting the this is that this would be somehow related to the US and that is about all that very best and latest prophecy news I can understand. and commentary from irvin Baxter. Could you perhaps shed some light on this issue either in a previously pub- lished article or even on your show? I will download and listen to the answer tomorrow if you answer it today. Thank you for your time. —Dan Matney 1 craig treadwell is the co-host reply| This 12th chapter of Revelation covers a period of 2,000 years. The of Politics woman is Israel. The twelve stars around her head represent the twelve tribes & REligion radio. of Israel. This same imagery was used to depict the nation of Israel in the dream of Joseph (Genesis 37:9). The child that was born, which the devil tried to destroy was Jesus. Herod the Great attempted to kill Jesus as a baby by killing all of the male children two years of age and down in the area of Bethlehem. Ultimately, Jesus was caught up to God and His throne just like the scripture says. Satan then went to make 2 kevin ritzi war with the woman Israel. is on the The prophecy then makes a quantum leap forward. In Revelation 12:7, there ministry team at is a war in heaven. Satan and his angels fight against the armies of heaven north led by Michael the archangel. Satan is then banished from access to heaven cities uPc where, until this time, he has been the accuser of the brethren. In Revelation in garland, tx. he has 12:10 a loud voice said, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the king- worked for dom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren endtime since 1999. is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” This takes place three and one-half years before the Second Coming. We know this because verse 12 says, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for 3 ken raggio the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that is the editor of EnDtiME he hath but a short time.” Satan then persecutes the woman (Israel) for time, MagazinE and times and half a time—three and one-half years. This speaks of the time of the a co-host of great tribulation. n Politics & religion. * thank you for your letters Endtime thanks you for your letters. These letters do not necessarily reflect 4 dave novick is a minister and senior manager of oPerations and the views of Endtime and/or its staff. manager of technical services at Endtime reserves the right to edit endtime ministries. letters according to space and style. SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com endtimemagazine | July & August 2006 07
    • ProPhecy watch world review by ken raggio & ginger boerkircher ‚ 6th trumpet watch north korea missiles in china dePloys second- satellite Photos strike nuclear missiles Japanese government sources say North U.S. intelligence says Beijing has deployed Korea could be preparing for new launches. rfid for self-checkout a series of missiles giving it second-strike U.S. and Japanese satellite photos showed Radio Frequency ID promises increased nuclear capability against the U.S. Richard mid-range Rodong missiles set up on launch efficiency by allowing shoppers to check out Fisher, at the International Assessment and pads, but removed later. purchases instantly instead of item-by-item. Strategy Center, says China is investing heav- Peter Honebein, president of Customer ily to ensure survival of its nuclear forces. Performance Group says trust must be ‚ eu watch fostered for the new technology by slowly rePort: taiwan will test-fire missile eu divided on solana role weaning customers off what they know, such Taiwan is planning to test-fire a missile ca- French president Jacques Chirac is calling as bar codes. pable of hitting mainland China. China has for a stronger leading role by Javier Solana claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since their in brokering a ceasefire in the Middle East ibm offers free rfid tools split in 1949. China has nearly 800 short- amid violence between Israel and Hezbollah. IBM has unveiled free Radio Frequency range ballistic missiles aimed at the self-ruled But Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen Identification (RFID) software tools and island in case it declares independence. says that Solana is doing everything in his training resources for academic and com- power to promote political initiatives to help mercial developers. A recent report cited u.s. attack will be met defuse the crisis without a ceasefire. that an obstacle in the adoption of RFID is with nuclear war the shortage of RFID skills. State-run media says that North Korea will new cyPrus talks may ease respond to a pre-emptive U.S. military attack eu-turkey tension doubts about uk id card with an “annihilating strike and a nuclear A major crisis in Turkey’s EU entry negotia- Plans for the UK ID card may be collapsing war.” The threat of retaliation comes amid tions has been defused somewhat as Greek because a leaked document says the ID card reports that Pyongyang is preparing for a and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed to re- plan could be scaled down as part of a “face test of a long-range missile. sume peace talks after a two-year stall. Tur- saving exercise” because of the inability to key started accession negotiations with the meet the 2008 deadline. west in ‘secret war’ EU a year ago. vs. north korean candidates wary of id Since 2003, at least 13 nations have been theft, Port security quietly co-operating in a “secret war” against ‚ mark of the beast watch “Surely a terrorist could figure out how to nuclear and missile traffic to North Korea states tackle rfid comPliance walk through the woods to avoid the border and Iran. It has intensified since North Ko- Viisage Inc. will help six state driver agencies guards,” says Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester, rea’s recent missile tests. to improve processes used to prove identity, N.H., a Democratic candidate. “Forcing peo- issue identification and deliver customer ple to show passports or national ID cards norad heightens alert services. Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska at Canadian border crossings is an inconve- North American Aerospace Defense Com- Kentucky, Colorado and Arkansas will use nient, money-wasting invasion of privacy.” mand (NORAD) was recently on height- Viisage to move closer to compliance with Rep. Jim Craig said, “We rejected REAL ID ened alert because North Korea, on July the Real ID Act. in our state because it is of utmost impor- 4th, tested several short-range and one tance that people’s personal data is kept as long-range missile (which failed shortly af- blue cross testing chiP imPlants secure as possible.” ter launch). NORTHCOM said they posed Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jer- no threat to the U.S., because of its mis- sey started a two-year clinical trial to test white house: droP wiretaP suit sile interceptors in Alaska and California. an implantable RFID tag in chronically ill The Bush administration asked for dismissal patients. Hospital staff will use a handheld of a lawsuit challenging the National Secu- north korea threatens to reader to read the tags and access medical rity Agency’s domestic eavesdropping pro- test more missiles files once a patient is admitted. gram, arguing that defending the case will North Korea warned of stronger action if risk national security. The ACLU called for a pressure is put on the country. Diplomats rfid changing buyers’ behavior court order to force the government to stop have been jockeying to get the UN Security MasterCard says that RFID is causing big intercepting international phone calls and e- Council to take stern action. North Korea’s changes and increased usage at the cash mails of U.S. citizens without a court order. Foreign Ministry insists the communist state register, leading to a more cashless society. The U.S. Justice Department wants judges to has the right to test missiles for defense. There are now over 32,000 retail locations throw out the landmark challenges. that have readers for the cards’ RFID tags. 08 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • accused a Macau-based bank of helping ‚ middle east watch ‚ world government Pyongyang launder earnings from fake U.S. iran using hezbollah to rice to Push for mideast currency, and told U.S. financial institutions test israeli caPabilities truce through un to stop dealing with the bank. Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is push- Tehran is using Hezbollah to test Iranian ing for a ceasefire and a “lasting settlement” weapons and observe Israel’s military capa- in the conflict between Lebanon and Israel ‚ world religion bilities. He says Iran is testing sophisticated through a UN Security Council resolution. cnn focuses on armageddon weaponry and a variety of missiles. She said she is convinced that both can be On July 31, “Paula Zahn Now” featured a achieved promptly. segment on “whether the crisis in the Mid- muslim cleric: Jerusalem will be dle East is actually a prelude to the end of caPital of islamic nation un emergency meeting after the world.” It marked the third time recently “Jerusalem will be the capital city for the north korea missile tests that CNN featured segments including inter- new Muslim caliphate very soon,” accord- The UN Security Council held an emer- views with Endtime’s Irvin Baxter. ing to Israeli Arab Sheik Ra’ad Salah. He gency meeting to condemn North Korea’s told a crowd of 50,000 people in Northern defiant test-firing of at least seven missiles. methodists, lutherans Israel that Israel ’s occupation of the Temple Shortly after the tests, Japan drafted a reso- affirm catholic theology Mount would soon end. Meanwhile, Jerusa- lution criticizing the launches and threaten- The World Methodist Conference (Wesley’s lem ’s Mayor Uri Lupolianski responded by ing economic sanctions. The tests unsettled tradition) recently signed a joint declara- saying, “Ishmaelites have Mecca and Medina financial markets and provoked a hail of dip- tion on justification, joining Catholics and … But Jerusalem is the everlasting capital of lomatic protests. President Bush labeled the Lutherans who signed in 1999. Pope Bene- the Jewish people.” launches a display of North Korea’s defiance dict XVI applauded the ecumenical move as of the international community. contributing to reconciliation and unity in olmert: eliminate hamas, hezbollah the faith. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he will fight until the terrorist threats of Hamas china faults JaPanese un resolution world summit of and Hezbollah are eliminated. “Israel will China condemned a Japan-sponsored UN religions in moscow not be held hostage - not by terror gangs or resolution to slap sanctions on North Korea The first World Summit of Religious Leaders by a terrorist authority or by any sovereign over its missile tests, calling it an over-reac- was held recently in Moscow following the state,” he said. Hezbollah has fired thousands tion that would split the Security Council. G8 summit in St. Petersburg. Leaders of vari- highalert n o r a d headquarters in colorado was on high alert due to north korean missle tests of rockets on Israel, killing scores of civilians g-8 suPPorts israel ous faiths met to discuss universal spiritual and wounding hundreds more. Israel re- World leaders agreed on a joint message on problems with representatives of different sponded by bombarding Hezbollah positions the Middle East crisis reflecting a swing of religions from around the world. in southern Lebanon, killing hundreds. support toward Israel’s acting in self-defense. They called on Palestinian leader Mahmoud christian Pg rating un security council on gaza Abbas to comply with the principles set by troubles congress The United Nations Security Council called the Quartet - the United States, Russia, Euro- House Majority Whip Roy Blunt and other for an emergency debate on the Israeli of- pean Union and United Nations. lawmakers heard complaints that a Christian fensive taking place in Gaza. Riyad Mansour, movie, “Facing the Giants” was rated PG in- Palestinian observer to the UN, said it is a north korea says no nuclear stead of G by the Motion Picture Association huge crime against humanity endangering talks until u.s. lifts sanctions of America. Blunt said that the incident rais- 1.3 million Palestinians. He is hoping the North Korea is refusing to rejoin nuclear es the disquieting possibility that the MPAA council will adopt an appropriate resolution talks until the United States drops financial considers exposure to Christian themes condemning Israel’s aggression. sanctions. North Korea had walked out on more dangerous for children than exposure the talks last November after Washington to gratuitous sex and violence. n SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 09
    • are we approaching armageddon? —by iRvin baxtER 9 specific prophec wit ies hin the final s in the Bib Armageddon. even years prio le will occur By examining r to the Battle can get a sens of e of how close these prophecies, we we are to Arm ageddon. The final seven years will begin when the Antichrist and the international community give their support to Israel’s right to 1 exist in the land promised to Abraham by God. This is called the confirmation of the covenant (Daniel 9:27 & Genesis 15:18). A war will begin from the vicinity of the euPhrates 2 river (Revelation 9:13-16). The West Bank (Judea) in Israel will become a place 3 of great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21). The Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be placed under a sharing 4 arrangement between Jew and Gentile (Revelation 11:1-2). The Jewish temple will be built on the Temple Mount 5 (Revelation 11:1-2 & 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). The Temple Mount will be placed under the supervision of the world 6 community and the leader of the world community, the antichrist, will stand on the Temple Mount, claiming to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). A world government will dominate the world for three and one- 7 half years prior to Armageddon (Daniel 7:23 & Revelation 13:7). Each person on earth will be required to have a mark or a 8 number in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13:16-18). The world community, led by russia and iran, will invade the 9 nation of Israel (Zechariah 14:2-4 & Ezekiel 38 & 39) 10 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006
    • Are these prophecie s coming to pass no w? Note: For an in-depth Temple Mount possible. When the UN 1 Israeli Prime Minister has openly takes explanation of these control of the Temple Mount, the lead prophecies and their stated that the number one goal of er of the world government will feel justi fulfillments, see the his administration is to obtain the fied in claiming ultimate authority there. following article: “Nine support of the international commun 7 ity The nations of the world are for israel’s final borders. He hope Prophecies in Seven s increasingly recognizing the to achieve this by the end of 2008. Years” on page 20. authority of international law. 2 Most of the Euphrates River is We now have the World Bank, the Worl in Iraq. The United States has d Trade Organization, the World Health 140,000 troops stationed Organization and the World Court—ju along the euPhrates at this time. The st to name a few. We have a World Cour conflict between the U.S. and Islamic t to adjudicate the international laws of Fundamentalism is not diminishing, the emerging world government. but increasing around the world. 8 On May 11, 2005, President Bush 3 Ehud Olmert has openly said that signed the real id act. The law he will withdraw from the West requires that every American Bank (Judea) by the end of 2008. must have a national ID card by May Then, recently, he announced that his 11, 2008. Without this card, a person will convergence-withdrawal plan is off — “no not be able to hold a job or open a bank longer relevant.” Whether or not account. Without a job or a bank acco Israel withdraws, the prophecy is clea unt, r how much buying and selling will an that there will be slaughter in Judea. individual be able to do? Oh, by the way, 4 President Clinton suggested the you can’t get your card without giving sharing of the temPle mou your nt number…your social security number. in July of 2000. It is generally 9 believed this is the only possible Iran (Persia) and Russia (Meshech— solution to the Temple Mount dispute root word for Moscovi or Moscow) are now in alliance. Iran is the lead whenever the issue is finally resolved ing . advocate of “wiping Israel off the map 5 All the furniture for israel’s third .” temPle is now complete; Israe l has her long-sought-for red heifer, which is needed before the re-establishment of nine out of nine? temple worship; and in June of 2005, the newly re-born Sanhedrin announced they AmAzing! were proceeding with building the temp le. Are we approaching the Battle of They intend to pre-fabricate it off-site. Armageddon? Absolutely! 6 Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister • How much time do we have left? in the year 2000, suggested placing Probably between seven and ten year the Temple Mount under un s. • Could it be longer? Yes, control in order to make a shar ing of the but it’s not likely. n are you a writer? î do you write about endtime ProPhecy? endtime magazine invites you to submit your article for consideration for Publication. if you are interested, Please contact ken raggio (editor of endtime magazine) at kraggio@endtime.com or at endtime ministries, 449 kingbridge dr, garland tx 75040. we will send you a coPy of our guidelines. all submissions become the ProPerty of endtime and cannot be returned. SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 11
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    • can america avoid the mark? are there scriptural reasons to resist the National id? by ken raggio The Bible prophesies the establishment of a more clearly identified with a leopard than be destroyed in the prophesied war that will world government in the last days just be- Germany. Its famous leopard tanks have kill one-third part of men. 2. America may fore Jesus Christ returns to earth. This world fought in wars around the world throughout be included in the world government beast government will be led by one called the An- the twentieth century. The four heads (four as part of the lion out of which she came. 3. tichrist, who will attempt to force everyone kingdoms, or “Reichs”) span the entire era of The U.S. may refuse to cooperate with the in the world to take the Mark of the Beast the Holy Roman Empire from its birth in a.d. world government system, moving into iso- described in Revelation 13. 800 until today. lation as the global government dominates The prophecies clearly identify the prin- In comparison to Daniel, John, in the most of the world. cipal nations that will form the prophesied book of Revelation, saw one dreadful beast world government. We can identify several composed of several of the same symbols 1. will the united states of those nations today, demonstrating our Daniel had seen. This composite beast had be destroyed? nearness to the second coming of Jesus. the body of the leopard (Germany). It had The eagle’s wings are mentioned in one In Daniel 7, the symbols are amazingly the mouth of the lion (Great Britain) and place in the book of Revelation. “And to precise. Look carefully: the feet of the bear (Russia). The merging of the woman were given two wings of a great 1. Daniel saw a lion. That is the symbol of these nations into one indicates the forming eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, modern Great Britain. of a global government. The Antichrist and into her place, where she is nourished for a 2. The lion had eagle’s wings which were the mark of the beast will be introduced by time, and times, and half a time, from the plucked. Today, the most powerful nation on this powerful world government three and face of the serpent,” (Revelation 12:14). In earth is symbolized by an eagle: the United one-half years before Jesus Christ returns for this prophecy, the woman is Israel, and the States. The prophecy described the United the Battle of Armageddon. serpent is Satan. The serpent is depicted as States growing out of the lion, Great Britain. Only one of the most prominent beast- trying to destroy the nation of Israel three The U.S. eagle’s wings were plucked from symbols found in Daniel 7 did not appear and one-half years before Armageddon. Great Britain when the Declaration of Inde- among the beast-symbols of Revelation 13— The passage says that Israel will be assisted pendence was signed in 1776. the eagle’s wings (the United States). by “two wings of a great eagle” in fleeing 3. The bear is universally recognizable as to “her place”, inside Israel’s final borders. modern Russia. what does the absence of the There she will be protected from Satan and 4. The four-headed leopard depicts the eagle’s wings from the beast of his Antichrist during the three and one-half four Reichs, or subsequent kingdoms of revelation 13 signify? years of the great tribulation. Germany. No other nation in history is There are three possibilities: 1. The U.S. may Do we know for sure that the eagle’s wings 14 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • 3 new videos! in Revelation 12 refer to the United States? We one-half years known as the great tribulation, know that the eagle’s wings definitely referred the Antichrist is fighting wars. He still has op- Irvin Baxter has just produced three new to the U.S. in Daniel 7:4. We also know that Is- position at the national level. videos, which address many of these is- rael presently has one friend that she can rely We also know for sure that the nation of sues and more. The newest DVD is entitled, on to help her—the United States, the eagle. If Israel will never fall under the control of the “666—satan’s Master Plan,” and exposes it were not for the U.S. veto on the UN Securi- Antichrist. That’s the reason the Antichrist Lucifer’s intentions to undermine God’s ty Council, Israel would have been destroyed and his world government armies will launch plan of salvation with the mark of the beast. by the world community a long time ago. their battle against her at the time of Arma- The second DVD is entitled, “signposts of We can see that it’s almost certain the U.S. geddon. the second coming,” and explains an en- will still be serving as Israel’s protector three Knowing these things, we have to conclude tire list of current events that are presently and one-half years before Armageddon. This that the Antichrist and his world government is after the Euphrates River War that will kill will dominate the world but will have pockets moving us all toward the Second Coming of one-third part of men. So we can conclude of resistance. Can we say then with certainty Jesus. The third DVD is entitled, “666—How from Revelation 12:14 that the United States that America will be one of those pockets close?” and is a startling expose’ of numer- has probably not been annihilated. of resistance? No. But we certainly hope so! ous developments that point to the possibil- Could America be a harbor of safety from the ity of the mark of the beast being introduced 2. is the united states included coming storm called the great tribulation? in the very near future. all three DvDs are in the world government Could America serve as a center for world available by calling 1-800-EnDtiME or by ProPhecy as Part of the lion? evangelism in the troubled times that are just visiting our website at www.endtime.com Since the eagle’s wings were plucked off of the ahead? We believe that it is scripturally pos- lion in Daniel 7, it’s hard to imagine the eagle sible. being depicted as part of the lion afterward in It is because of these very things that End- Revelation 13. The U.S. cooperates more with time Magazine has launched the No National Top to bottom: | Lion with eagle’s wings, Lion with plucked wings, Eagle rescues Woman the United Nations than many of us would ID campaign in the United States. We want to like; however, America is seen as the number keep the U.S. free of the mark of the beast if at one hindrance to the UN serving as a bona all possible. Bible prophecy is clear that there fide world government. We have refused to WILL be a mark of the beast, but it is not es- sign the Kyoto Treaty, the International Crim- sential for the United States to be a part of that inal Court Statute, and to ratify the UN Con- system as we view the prophecies. vention on the Rights of the Child. We also John’s prophecies in Revelation 14 warn defied the United Nations when we launched everyone NOT to take the mark of the beast, the war against Iraq in 2003. and pronounce the wrath of God’s judgment Last but not least, we have continually stood upon those who do take the mark. We can against a world community bent on subduing easily conclude from these verses that God the nation of Israel. Israel will be enemy num- requires all men to resist the mark of the beast ber one to the Antichrist, and the U.S. will be when it comes. This gives us reason, even now, Israel’s number one protector. to declare our objections to an IMPENDING Considering all of these factors, it appears system that is very likely to become that very that the case is strong for the U.S. to remain mark of the beast system. less than fully committed to the world gov- Our website—www.NoNationalID.com ernment of the Antichrist. —exposes the plans of our government to enslave every American by the year 2008 3. is it scriPturally Possible that with a compulsory national identification america will not ParticiPate card—without which, Americans will not be in the mark of the beast? able to drive a car, ride a plane, train, or pub- Prophecies in the Bible indicate that the Anti- lic transportation, enter a federal building, or christ will “devour the whole earth”. From this even hold a job. Employers will be required prophecy, many have concluded that he will to verify every employee’s possession of the be in total and absolute control of every nook national ID card before hiring, and all cards and cranny of the world. require a social security number. However, other scriptures indicate that this For the first time in American history, the will not be true. In Daniel 11:41, it states that United States government will be capable of Edom, Moab and the children of Ammon keeping a complete dossier on every citizen shall escape out of the hand of the Antichrist. based upon a single database. This will take the Edom, Moab and Ammon (Amman) are all invasion of privacy to entirely new levels, with located in the modern nation of Jordan. So American’s finding themselves under the most Jordan will never be under the control of extensive electronic surveillance in history. the Antichrist. It should be noted that this Endtime Ministries urges everyone to prophecy comes after the occurrence of the visit www.NoNationalID.com and take the abomination of desolation (verse 33), which NoNationalID pledge. Join forces with tens happens three and one-half years before the of thousands of other Americans who refuse Battle of Armageddon. to vote for any politician who will not work Later on, in Daniel 11:44, we are told, “But to repeal the REAL ID ACT. We also ask you tidings out of the east and out of the north to sign up for ENDTIME’S free prophecy up- shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth dates and NoNationalID newsletters. You will with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make receive a weekly update by email. n away many.” So deep into the final three and SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 15
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The Bible end of the age, the first thing he said was, “Take heed nations are so clearly depicted in scripture that it will prophesies that the Holy Roman Empire will rise one that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my shock you that you have never noticed it before. This more time in the immediate future. Once again, two name saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” incredible lesson identifying modern nations in the leaders will head this revived Holy Roman Empire. Jesus knew that the possibility of deception in the Bible is absolutely essential if we are to understand According to Daniel and Revelation, the political endtime would be extreme. This lesson explains the prophecies that are presently being fulfilled right leader will be the Antichrist, and the religious leader where the present ecumenical trends will ultimately before our eyes! will be the False Prophet. Who will the False Prophet lead, and how they will affect you personally. It is be? Find out in this lesson! absolutely vital that every person understand this lesson 2—New World order prophecy! is World Government lesson 6—the antichrist Why are the words “Novus Ordo Seclorum” — Latin and false Prophet lesson 9—the Kingdom of God for “New World Order” — on the back of the US dollar The Antichrist and the False Prophet will soon rule Many people have heard the term “Kingdom of God,” bill? What does this really mean? During the Gulf War the world, and they both are, almost positively, alive but few really understand what it is. Throughout the in 1991, President George Bush said, “The Iraq Crisis on this earth right now! There are over fifty specific entire Bible, this was the central message! John is the first test for the New World Order.” President prophecies concerning the Antichrist in the books the Baptist preached the kingdom of God, Jesus Bush then proceeded in the last two years of his of Daniel, II Thessalonians and Revelation alone. preached it, and the apostles preached it. The last presidency to use the term New World Order over This lesson discusses the most prominent of these question that Jesus was asked before He left the 200 times in his speeches. This prophetic lesson prophecies and provides a profile of the world’s earth was, “Lord, will you at this time restore again proves that New World Order is world government, future dictator—the Antichrist. It also describes the the kingdom to Israel?” The coming kingdom of God and that it is the endtime world government over miracle-working power of the False Prophet and how is the message that God wants to convey to every which the Antichrist himself will soon rule. he will use this power to lead the people of the world person on earth. The crucial question is—will you be into the New World Order of the Antichrist. a part of it? lesson 3—the road to armageddon One of the most important prophecies for our lesson 7—the Mark of the Beast lesson 10—the rapture time states that a covenant concerning the status The Bible prophesies a time when the entire world The crowning event of the plan of God for the ages of Jerusalem will be signed and then confirmed. will be computerized and all financial transactions will be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to the The confirming of this covenant will begin a final will be done electronically. A global government earth, when Jesus returns, born again Christians will seven-year period ending with the fateful Battle of will use this cashless system to try to control every be caught up to meet Him in the air. There are many Armageddon. The present dispute over ownership person on earth. Every one of us will be assigned a opinions as to the timing of the rapture of the saints. of Jerusalem will soon trigger this final battle This number without which we will be unable to buy or Discover the important reasons why this event must lesson deals with these questions: When do the sell. In order to obtain the number, we will be forced be understood in order to prepare ourselves for the final seven years begin? What will the “confirming to pledge allegiance to the New World Order and last of the last days. This lesson will both challenge of the covenant” be? What is the “abomination of the global religious system. This number is called your thinking and give you new insight into the most desolation?” Will the Jewish people build their Third the “mark of the beast”, and if we take it we will be important event that could ever occur in your life! Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem? If so, eternally damned. What is this mark? Find out in how soon? Lesson 7! lesson 4—the four Horsemen The identity of the four horsemen of the apocalypse lesson 8—the coming one-World religion Understanding the has been shrouded in mystery for many years. However, God obviously intended for someone to The global dreamers say that there are three root causes of war upon earth: political conflicts, economic endtime level 1 understand these symbols since He included them conflicts, and religious conflicts. They contend that if in the Bible. 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    • Prophecies in years An in-depth explanation by irvin baxter Nine specific prophecies will come to pass within the final seven years preceding the Battle of Armageddon. In this article, we will explain each prophecy and demonstrate how events are already converging for its fulfillment. tions on earth. For each of them to have of the covenant. what is the battle of troops in the land of Israel for the Battle Since a complete explanation of this armageddon? of Armageddon is not even feasible. But prophecy was given in the last edition of The Battle of Armageddon is referred to a world community force representing Endtime, we will not repeat that infor- many times in scripture. However, the all the nations of the world would fulfill mation here (See “Confirmation of the term “Armageddon” is only used once in both passages. Covenant”, July/August 2006). the entire Bible. It is found in Revelation When President George H.W. Bush Suffice it to say; Ehud Olmert has 16:12-16. went against Iraq in 1991, he assembled openly stated that Israel will withdraw And the sixth angel poured out his vial a coalition of twenty-nine nations to to final borders with the support of the upon the great river Euphrates; and the fight against Iraq under the UN flag. He international community by the end of water thereof was dried up, that the way said at the time that the war was not the 2008. If that happens or whenever it hap- of the kings of the east might be prepared. U.S. against Iraq. It was Saddam Hussein pens, it appears that will be the confirma- And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs against the world. The coalition forces tion of the covenant and the beginning come out of the mouth of the dragon, and were there to enforce a UN resolution of the final seven years to Armageddon. out of the mouth of the beast, and out of and thus were there as the forces of the the mouth of the false prophet. For they world community. ProPhecy #2: are the spirits of devils, working miracles, It will be the same at Armageddon. A massive war will begin from the vicin- which go forth unto the kings of the earth A coalition of nations from the east will ity of the Euphrates River resulting in the and of the whole world, to gather them volunteer to invade Israel under the au- killing of one-third part of men. to the battle of that great day of God Al- thority of a UN resolution. Some of those The prophecy is found in Revelation mighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed nations are named in Ezekiel 38. Among 9:13-16. is he that watcheth, and keepeth his gar- them are Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya and And the sixth angel sounded, and I ments, lest he walk naked, and they see Ethiopia. heard a voice from the four horns of the his shame. And he gathered them together Other accounts of Armageddon are golden altar which is before God, Saying into a place called in the Hebrew tongue found in Revelation 17:14, 19:11-21 and to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Armageddon. Ezekiel 38-39. Loose the four angels which are bound in In this passage, it states that the “kings the great river Euphrates. And the four an- of the east” will invade Israel at Arma- ProPhecy #1 gels were loosed, which were prepared for geddon. Zechariah 14:2-4 says that “all The final seven years will begin when the an hour, and a day, and a month, and a nations” will be gathered against Jeru- Antichrist and the international com- year, for to slay the third part of men. And salem at Armageddon. Both of these munity give their support to Israel’s right the number of the army of the horsemen prophecies are correct. to exist in the land promised to Abraham were two hundred thousand thousand: There are approximately 192 na- by God. This is called the confirmation and I heard the number of them. 20 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
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    • The ominous dimensions of this stand:) Then let them which be in Judea that it could be shared…that every- prophecy hit you right in the face— flee into the mountains: Let him which one could worship there together. “to slay the third part of men.” Could is on the housetop not come down to Most Middle East experts now agree it literally mean what it says? Is this a take any thing out of his house: Nei- that sharing the Temple Mount is the prophecy foretelling a war that will ther let him which is in the field return only arrangement that could possibly kill one-third of the human race? That back to take his clothes. And woe unto be accepted by both parties. would be two billion people! them that are with child, and to them This is exactly what Revelation Some have wondered if this could that give suck in those days! But pray 11:1-2 prophesies will happen. refer to one-third of a particular army ye that your flight be not in the winter, And there was given me a reed like or one-third of a region of the earth. neither on the sabbath day: For then unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Checking the original Greek text, it shall be great tribulation, such as was Rise, and measure the temple of God, appears to mean just what it says— not since the beginning of the world to and the altar, and them that worship one-third of mankind. Whatever the this time, no, nor ever shall be. therein. But the court which is with- case, Revelation 9 prophesies a war of The abomination of desolation out the temple leave out, and measure horrific proportions. takes place three and one-half years it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: The scripture says that this war will before the Battle of Armageddon. and the holy city shall they tread under emanate from the Euphrates River. We know this because Daniel 9:27 foot forty and two months. The Euphrates River was unfamiliar says that it will occur in the middle John was told to measure the Jew- to many of us until the U.S. invaded of the final seven-year period known ish temple but to not measure the Iraq in March of 2003. Suddenly, as Daniel’s 70th week. Furthermore, outer court because it would be un- news reports were filled with pictures Jesus said the abomination of desola- der Gentile control for 42 months. of battles raging up and down the Eu- tion would mark the beginning of the This portrays a Temple Mount being phrates. A majority of the Euphrates great tribulation. The tribulation is shared between Muslim and Jew dur- River is in the nation of Iraq where three and one-half years long, ending ing the three and one-half years of the the U.S. has 140,000 troops stationed at Armageddon. great tribulation. at this moment. The entirety of the The prophecy states that those liv- Euphrates flows through Muslim ing in the West Bank, which is biblical ProPhecy #5 territory. Could the present War on Judea, must immediately run for their Israel’s temple will be built on the Terrorism, more recently labeled by lives when they see the abomination Temple Mount. President Bush as the war with Islam- of desolation because it will signal the Both Revelation 11 and 2 Thessa- ic Fundamentalism, be the beginning beginning of tribulation such as never lonians 2 explicitly say that a temple of this Euphrates River War that will has been before. will be standing on the Temple Mount kill one-third part of men? It certainly Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Ol- during the 42 months of the great looks that way. mert has openly stated that he intends tribulation. If the present conflict against Is- to withdraw from the West Bank, In Revelation 11:1-2 (see text lamic Fundamentalism is the war that leaving behind any Jews that don’t above), John is told to measure the will kill one-third of mankind, then want to move. He said they could live temple. Obviously, you can’t measure things are going to get much worse under the Palestinian government if a temple that doesn’t exist. before they get better. Situations with they wanted to. Some will foolishly Notice 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Tai- choose this option. The result will be a Let no man deceive you by any wan-China dispute will spin out of horrible slaughter at the hands of the means: for that day shall not come, ex- control, resulting in World War III. Palestinians. cept there come a falling away first, and According to scripture, this Eu- that man of sin be revealed, the son of phrates River War will occur before ProPhecy #4 perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth the beginning of the three and one- The Temple Mount in Jerusalem will himself above all that is called God, or half year great tribulation. It will cre- be placed under a sharing arrange- that is worshipped; so that he as God ate such global devastation that the ment between Jew and Gentile. sitteth in the temple of God, showing world will welcome with open arms The two remaining issues still himself that he is God. the Antichrist and his prophesied sys- pending between Israelis and Pales- From this passage we see that the tem of world government. tinians are the status of the West Bank man of sin (the Antichrist) will sit and control of Jerusalem. Israel says in the temple of God claiming to be ProPhecy #3: she will never surrender Jerusalem. God. He can’t sit in a temple if there The West Bank in Israel will become The Palestinians contend that there is no temple. a place of great tribulation three and will never be peace until a Palestinian There have only been two temples one-half years before Armageddon. state is established with Jerusalem as in all Jewish history. The First Temple Jesus gave this prophecy in his fa- its capital. was built in 968 BC and stood until mous Olivet Discourse in Matthew When negotiations between Ehud 586 BC. The Second Temple was built 24:15-21. Barak and Yasser Arafat at Camp Da- in 516 BC and was destroyed by the When ye therefore shall see the vid in July of 2000 appeared to be close Romans in 70 AD. The Jews have not abomination of desolation, spoken of to success, they couldn’t agree on who had a temple since that time. Yet here by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy would control the Temple Mount. are these two prophecies declaring place, (whoso readeth, let him under- Finally, President Clinton suggested that a temple will be standing on the 22 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • Temple Mount three and one-half years before Armageddon. In preparation for the coming temple, the Tem- ple Institute was founded in Jerusalem in 1987. The Institute has now recreated all of the furni- ture and the utensils needed for the resumption of temple ministry. The Institute is also actively training young rabbis in all of the ceremonies 7. World Government of the temple service. As of September of 2006, the Temple Institute is working with architects to complete the blueprints for building the Third Temple. Once the blueprints are completed, it has been decided to prefabricate the Third Temple offsite, just as Solomon built the First Temple offsite. When the political situation allows, the temple will then be quickly assembled on the Temple Mount itself. ProPhecy #6 The Temple Mount will be placed under the su- pervision of the world community and the leader of the world community, the Antichrist. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (see text above), it states that the international leader of the world, the Antichrist, will stand on the Temple Mount claiming to be the ultimate authority there. How 8. Mark of the Beast could such a scenario unfold? When President Clinton suggested in the year 2000 placing the Temple Mount under a sharing arrangement, Arafat felt it would produce noth- ing but continual conflict. Israel’s Ehud Barak suggested that the Temple Mount could be placed under the supervision of a United Nations peace- keeping force. It appears that this will be the eventual arrange- ment as Israel, the Palestinians and the world community attempt to solve the Middle East con- flict. This explains why the Antichrist as leader of the world community will stand on the Temple Mount claiming to be the ultimate authority there. ProPhecy #7 A world government will dominate the world for three and one-half years prior to Armageddon. After the war that kills one-third of mankind, the clamor for a world government with teeth Israel an Invade will become deafening. Daniel 7:23 refers to that world government. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the 9. Russia & Ir fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be di- verse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. The beast in this passage refers to the Anti- christ himself. Notice that he will devour the whole earth. In verse 25 of Daniel 7, we are told that his reign will continue for a time, times and the dividing of time. This is prophetic terminol- ogy for three and one-half years. We know this because the same prophecy is given in Revelation 13:5 & 7. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months…And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 23
    • and to overcome them: and power was This prophecy portrays a time when sia against the world). In many instances, given him over all kindreds, and tongues, economic sanctions will be placed on only the U.S. veto power at the UN Secu- and nations. individuals, not just on nations. Not un- rity Council has saved Israel from United Here we told that the Antichrist’s reign til the invention of the computer and the Nations sanctions or possibly even mili- will last for 42 months, and that he will birth of the Internet has the fulfillment tary invasion by international forces. reign over all the earth. of this prophecy been possible. Now it is One of the greatest inequities of all times We have to ask: Are there any signs that not only possible, but we are watching the is the United Nations’ steadfast refusal to we are moving into a system of world gov- mark of the beast program being set up in recognize Israel’s chosen capital—Jerusa- ernment right now? our world right now! lem. There are 192 member nations at the Have you heard of the World Trade On May 11, 2005, President Bush UN. Each of their capitals is recognized Organization? The World Bank? The In- signed into law the Real ID Act. This law by the international body, except one—Je- ternational Monetary Fund? The World requires every American to receive a na- rusalem. The Bible prophesies repeatedly Health Organization? The World Court? tional ID card. Without this card, you will that some day the nations of the world will International law? not be able to hold a job or open a bank launch an invasion against Israel. Why do we need a World Court if there account. Without a job and a bank ac- The government of Israel is foolishly is not a world government and world law count, how much buying and selling will setting the stage for this future invasion for that world court to adjudicate? you be able to do? by the United Nations right now. Ehud The fact is that we are not fully in world What do you have to do to receive your Olmert specifically requested a robust in- government today, but we are much far- national ID? Give legal proof of your iden- ternational force along Israel’s border with ther into it than most of us understand. tity; give a biometric identifier—either Lebanon. This is the same United Nations Terms such as international community, your fingerprint (from your hand) or your that will invade Israel at the time of Ar- world community and globalization roll iris scan (from your forehead). A little too mageddon. off of our tongues effortlessly. Yet we don’t close to the prophecy for comfort, isn’t Ezekiel 38 specifically names Russia, even comprehend the full import of what it? Oh, by the way…you also have to give Iran, Turkey, Libya and Ethiopia as na- they mean. All of these terms are referring your number—your social security num- tions that will contribute troops to the to world government that is presently in ber. No number? No buying or selling. world government force that will invade formation. And it is the world govern- The law passed on May 11, 2005 re- at Armageddon. Already, we can see Iran ment over which the Antichrist will soon quires all Americans to have this national calling for the eradication of Israel from rule. ID by May 11, 2008. the map. As the U.S. attempts to censure Iran for these provocative statements and ProPhecy #8 ProPhecy #9 to block her access to nuclear weapons, Each person on earth will be required to The world community, led by Russia and Russia protects Iran with its veto power at have a mark or a number in order to buy Iran, will invade the nation of Israel. This the Security Council. or sell. Each individual will have to pledge will be the world’s last battle called Arma- Revelation 16:12 foretells that the Eu- allegiance in some way to the Antichrist geddon. phrates River will be dried up to facilitate and his one-world government in order to Zechariah 14:2-4 describes the Battle of the invasion of Israel by the kings of the be allowed to receive that number. Armageddon this way: east (Iran, Russia, Turkey). On January 13, The famous mark of the beast prophecy For I will gather all nations against Jeru- 1990, the headline in the Indianapolis Star is found in Revelation 13:15-18. salem to battle; and the city shall be taken, read, “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of Eu- And he had power to give life unto the and the houses rifled, and the women rav- phrates for One Month” Turkey had just image of the beast, that the image of the ished; and half of the city shall go forth into completed its huge Ataturk Dam. They beast should both speak, and cause that as captivity, and the residue of the people shall raised the dam, stopping the Euphrates many as would not worship the image of not be cut off from the city. Then shall the while they filled up their new reservoir. the beast should be killed. And he causeth LORD go forth, and fight against those na- Turkey now has the mechanism in place all, both small and great, rich and poor, free tions, as when he fought in the day of battle. to stop the flow of the Euphrates when- and bond, to receive a mark in their right And his feet shall stand in that day upon the ever they choose. They will be able to use hand, or in their foreheads: And that no mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem that power at the time of Armageddon to man might buy or sell, save he that had the on the east, and the mount of Olives shall assist armies in their rapid invasion of Is- mark, or the name of the beast, or the num- cleave in the midst thereof toward the east rael. The stage is set for the Euphrates to ber of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him and toward the west, and there shall be a be dried up, just like the 2,000-year-old that hath understanding count the number very great valley; and half of the mountain prophecy says. of the beast: for it is the number of a man; shall remove toward the north, and half of Now that you have examined nine and his number is Six hundred threescore it toward the south. prophecies that will all come to pass with- and six. Israel has been the country that nations in the seven years preceding Armaged- The United Nations’ favorite method love to hate. Resolutions against Israel don, do you believe we are approaching of enforcing its will on nations is eco- have passed in the UN General Assem- the Battle of Armageddon? nomic sanctions. We’ve seen them used bly by such ridiculous margins as 152 to I certainly do. n repeatedly to force obedience to the UN’s 2 (Israel and the U.S. against the world) edicts. or 151 to 3 (Israel, the U.S. and Microne- 24 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
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    • congressman ron Paul www.house.gov/Paul speech Below is a truncated version of a speech by congressman ron paul expressing his views on governmental encroachment of personal liberties after 9/11. is america the democratic process with majority support. During a crisis, the rights of in- dividuals and the minority are more easily trampled, which is more likely to a poLice condition a nation to become a police state than a military coup. Promised ben- efits initially seem to exceed the cost in dollars or lost freedom. When people state? face terrorism or great fear- from whatever source- the tendency to demand economic and physical security over liberty and self-reliance proves irresistible. The masses are easily led to believe that security and liberty are mutually exclu- sive, and demand for security far exceeds that for liberty. My subject today is whether America is a police state. Once it’s discovered that the desire for both economic and physical security I’m sure the large majority of Americans would answer that prompted the sacrifice of liberty inevitably led to the loss of prosperity and this in the negative. Most would associate military pa- no real safety, it’s too late. Reversing the trend from authoritarian rule toward trols, martial law and summary executions with a police a freer society becomes very difficult, takes a long time, and entails much suf- state, something obviously not present in our every- fering. Although dissolution of the Soviet empire was relatively non-violent at day activities. However, those with knowledge of Ruby the end, millions suffered from police suppression and economic deprivation Ridge, Mount Carmel and other such incidents may in the decades prior to 1989. have a different opinion. But what about here in the United States? With respect to a police state, The principal tool for sustaining a police state, even where are we and where are we going? the most militant, is always economic control and Let me make a few observations: punishment by denying disobedient citizens such Our government already keeps close tabs on just about everything we do and things as jobs or places to live, and by levying fines and requires official permission for nearly all of our activities. imprisonment. The military is more often used in the One might take a look at our Capitol for any evidence of a police state. We transition phase to a totalitarian state. Maintenance for see: barricades, metal detectors, police, military soldiers at times, dogs, ID long periods is usually accomplished through economic badges required for every move, vehicles checked at airports and through- controls on commercial transactions, the use of all out the Capitol. The people are totally disarmed, except for the police and the property, and political dissent. Peaceful control through criminals. But worse yet, surveillance cameras in Washington are everywhere these efforts can be achieved without storm troopers on to ensure our safety. our street corners. The terrorist attacks only provided the cover for the do-gooders who have Terror and fear are used to achieve complacency and been planning for a long time before last September to monitor us “for our own obedience, especially when citizens are deluded into good.” Cameras are used to spy on our drug habits, on our kids at school, on believing they are still a free people. The changes, they subway travelers, and on visitors to every government building or park. There’s are assured, will be minimal, short-lived, and necessary, not much evidence of an open society in Washington, DC, yet most folks do not such as those that occur in times of a declared war. complain- anything goes if it’s for government-provided safety and security. Under these conditions, most citizens believe that once If this huge amount of information and technology is placed in the hands of the war is won, the restrictions on their liberties will be the government to catch the bad guys, one naturally asks, What’s the big deal? reversed. For the most part, however, after a declared But it should be a big deal, because it eliminates the enjoyment of privacy that a war is over, the return to normalcy is never complete. free society holds dear. The personal information of law-abiding citizens can be In an undeclared war, without a precise enemy and used for reasons other than safety- including political reasons. Like gun control, therefore no precise ending, returning to normalcy can people control hurts law-abiding citizens much more than the law-breakers. prove illusory. Social Security numbers are used to monitor our daily activities. The numbers We have just concluded a century of wars, declared are given at birth, and then are needed when we die and for everything in be- and undeclared, while at the same time responding to tween. This allows government record keeping of monstrous proportions, and public outcries for more economic equity. The question, accommodates the thugs who would steal others’ identities for criminal purpos- as a result of these policies, is: “Are we already living in a es. This invasion of privacy has been compounded by the technology now avail- police state?” If we are, what are we going to do about it? able to those in government who enjoy monitoring and directing the activities of If we are not, we need to know if there’s any danger that others. Loss of personal privacy was a major problem long before 9/11. we’re moving in that direction. Centralized control and regulations are required in a police state. Commu- Most police states, surprisingly, come about through nity and individual state regulations are not as threatening as the monolith of 26 endtimemagazine | September & October 2006 SubscribeNow| Call 1.800.Endtime| www.endtime.com
    • rules and regulations written by Congress leaked, even inadvertently, a company can be they are living quite comfortably, material and the federal bureaucracy. Law and order destroyed, and individuals involved in reveal- wise. However the reaction will be different has been federalized in many ways and we ing government-monopolized information once all this new legislation we’re passing are moving inexorably in that direction. can be sent to prison. Even though economic comes into full force, and the material com- Almost all of our economic activities de- crimes are serious offenses in the United forts that soften our concerns for govern- pend upon receiving the proper permits States, violent crimes sometimes evoke more ment regulations are decreased. This attitude from the federal government. Transactions sympathy and fewer penalties. Just look at then will change dramatically, but the trend involving guns, food, medicine, smoking, the O.J. Simpson case as an example. toward the authoritarian state will be diffi- drinking, hiring, firing, wages, politically Efforts to convict Bill Gates and others like cult to reverse. correct speech, land use, fishing, hunting, him of an economic crime are astounding, What government gives with one hand- as buying a house, business mergers and acqui- considering his contribution to economic it attempts to provide safety and security- it sitions, selling stocks and bonds, and farm- progress, while sources used to screen out must, at the same time, take away with two ing all require approval and strict regulation terrorist elements from our midst are tragi- others. When the majority recognizes that from our federal government. If this is not cally useless. If business people are found the monetary cost and the results of our war done properly and in a timely fashion, eco- guilty of even the suggestion of collusion in against terrorism and personal freedoms are nomic penalties and even imprisonment are the marketplace, huge fines and even impris- a lot less than promised, it may be too late. likely consequences. onment are likely consequences. I’m sure all my concerns are unconvincing Because government pays for much of our Price fixing is impossible to achieve in a free to the vast majority of Americans, who not health care, it’s conveniently argued that any market. Under today’s laws, talking to, or con- only are seeking but also are demanding they habits or risk-taking that could harm one’s sulting with, competitors can be easily con- be made safe from any possible attack from health are the prerogative of the federal gov- strued as “price fixing” and involve a serious anybody, ever. I grant you this is a reasonable ernment, and are to be regulated by explicit crime, even with proof that the so-called col- request. rules to keep medical-care costs down. This lusion never generated monopoly-controlled The point is, however, there may be a much same argument is used to require helmets for prices or was detrimental to consumers. better way of doing it. We must remember, riding motorcycles and bikes. Lawfully circumventing taxes, even sales we don’t sit around and worry that some Not only do we need a license to drive, but taxes, can lead to serious problems if a high- Canadian citizen is about to walk into New we also need special belts, bags, buzzers, seats profile person can be made an example. York City and set off a nuclear weapon. We and environmentally dictated speed limits- One of the most onerous controls placed must come to understand the real reason is or a policemen will be pulling us over to levy on American citizens is the control of speech that there’s a difference between the Canadi- a fine, and he will be toting a gun for sure. through politically correct legislation. ans and all our many friends and the Islamic The states do exactly as they’re told by the Derogatory remarks or off-color jokes are radicals. And believe me, we’re not the target federal government, because they are threat- justification for firings, demotions, and because we’re “free and prosperous”. ened with the loss of tax dollars being re- the destruction of political careers. The The argument made for more government turned to their state- dollars that should have movement toward designating penalties controls here at home and expansionism never been sent to DC in the first place, let based on the category to which victims overseas to combat terrorism is simple and alone used to extort obedience to a powerful belong, rather the nature of the crime itself, goes like this: “If we’re not made safe from federal government. has the thought police patrolling the airways potential terrorists, property and freedom Over 80,000 federal bureaucrats now car- and byways. Establishing relative rights and have no meaning.” It is argued that first we ry guns to make us toe the line and to enforce special penalties for subjective motivation is must have life and physical and economic se- the thousands of laws and tens of thousands a dangerous trend. curity, with continued abundance, then we’ll of regulations that no one can possibly under- All our financial activities are subject to talk about freedom. stand. We don’t see the guns, but we all know “legal” searches without warrants and with- It reminds me of the time I was soliciting they’re there, and we all know we can’t fight out probable cause. Tax collection, drug us- political support from a voter and was boldly “City Hall,” especially if it’s “Uncle Sam.” age, and possible terrorist activities “justify” put down: “Ron,” she said, “I wish you would All 18-year-old males must register to be the endless accumulation of information on lay off this freedom stuff; it’s all nonsense. ready for the next undeclared war. If they all Americans. We’re looking for a Representative who will don’t, men with guns will appear and enforce Government control of medicine has know how to bring home the bacon and help this congressional mandate. “Involuntary prompted the establishment of the National our area, and you’re not that person.” Believe servitude” was banned by the 13th Amend- Medical Data Bank. For efficiency reasons, it me, I understand that argument; it’s just that ment, but courts don’t apply this prohibition is said, the government keeps our medical re- I don’t agree that is what should be motivat- to the servitude of draftees or those citizens cords for our benefit. This, of course, is done ing us here in the Congress. required to follow the dictates of the IRS- es- with vague and useless promises that this That’s not the way it works. Freedom does pecially the employers of the country, who information will always remain confidential- not preclude security. Making security the serve as the federal government’s chief tax just like all the FBI information in the past! highest priority can deny prosperity and still collectors and information gatherers. Fear is Personal privacy, the sine qua non of lib- fail to provide the safety we all want. the tool used to intimidate most Americans erty, no longer exists in the United States. The Congress would never agree that we to comply to the tax code by making exam- Ruthless and abusive use of all this informa- are a police state. Most members, I’m sure, ples of celebrities. Leona Helmsley and Wil- tion accumulated by the government is yet to would argue otherwise. But we are all obli- lie Nelson know how this process works. come. The Patriot Act has given unbelievable gated to decide in which direction we are go- Economic threats against business estab- power to listen, read, and monitor all our ing. If we’re moving toward a system that en- lishments are notorious. Rules and regula- transactions without a search warrant being hances individual liberty and justice for all, tions from the EPA, the ADA, the SEC, the issued after affirmation of probably cause. my concerns about a police state should be LRB, OSHA, etc. terrorize business owners “Sneak and peak” and blanket searches are reduced or totally ignored. Yet, if, by chance, into submission, and those charged accept now becoming more frequent every day. we’re moving toward more authoritarian their own guilt until they can prove them- What have we allowed to happen to the 4th control than is good for us, and moving to- selves innocent. Of course, it turns out it’s amendment? ward a major war of which we should have much more practical to admit guilt and pay It may be true that the average American no part, we should not ignore the dangers. the fine. This serves the interest of the au- does not feel intimidated by the encroach- If current policies are permitting a serious thoritarians because it firmly establishes just ment of the police state. 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