Peace Peace When There Is No Peace - Jan-Feb 2001Document Transcript
Volume 10/Number 6 January/February 2001 Prophetic Fulfillments
of the Year 2000
WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
What to Expect
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Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or 3. WORLDWIDE NUMBERING SYSTEM PRE-
not we are living in the last days before the second coming DICTED: In Revelation chapter 13, the Bible prophesies
of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic that a world dictator will soon rule over a world govern-
proof that this is the last times. All of the proofs below ment. He will cause all people on the earth to receive a
taken together defy coincidence. number 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 in the
1. EUPHRATES RIVER TO BE DRIED UP: In world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our
Revelation 16:12, social security number. In the last few years we have seen
the Bible predicts this number extended to small children. A child without a
that the Euphrates social security number cannot be declared as a dependent on
River will be dried an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of elec-
up to prepare the tronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people
way for the kings are urging the abolishment of cash. All of these things could
of the east to in- not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only
vade Israel. This after the invention of the computer could such a worldwide
will happen at the numbering system be administered.
time of the battle
of Armageddon 4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD
according to verse ORDER: Revelation 13:7 and Daniel 7:23 prophesy the
16 of the same establishment of a
chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at world government.
which time Jesus Christ will return and fight on the side of We recently have
the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will estab- seen the term “new
lish His kingdom and usher in His 1000-year reign of world order” being
peace. used by the leading
On January 13th, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the political people of our
headline “Turkey will cut off flow of Euphrates for 1 world. Mikhail
month.” The article stated that a huge reservoir had been Gorbachev has made
built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the term famous, and
the Euphrates would be stopped for one month and a con- Pope John Paul II has
crete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have referred to it repeat-
now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey has the edly. Finally our
ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions former President,
for fulfilling this 1900 year old prophecy are now in place! George Bush, in the
Chicago Tribune, September 12, 1990, said “Iraq is the
2. CHINA GOES TO WAR: In Revelation 9:15- first test for the new world order.” He stated emphatically
16, the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The
soldiers will launch a United Nations troops are continually referred to as the
war which will kill multi-national forces. The decision has been made to estab-
“the third part of lish an interdependent community of nations that will rule
men”. Never in the the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says
history of the world, that this will lead us into a great world government. We can
until our present gen- see this happening right before our eyes.
eration, has there
been a power on COINCIDENCE OR DIVINE PROVIDENCE? The
earth that could field Euphrates River can be dried up, the necessary 200 million
200 million soldiers. man army is available, a worldwide numbering system is
However, the late possible because of the computer, and now the new world
ruler of China, Mao order is appearing.
Tsetung boasted in
his diary that he Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertain-
could field an army of 200 million. We see that this ing to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
prophecy pertaining to the very last times could not ever
have been fulfilled until now. Hardly!
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he question is not… “Will How can we possibly doubt that we are
the looming endtime on the brink of beginning the final seven
prophecies happen?” The years when the status of Jerusalem and
only question is… “When?” the Temple Mount are the most hotly
How can anyone deny that contested issues on earth today?
we are watching the establishment of a Since the year 2000 is the first year
world government when our world is on that China’s population of military-age
the verge of implementing an men reached the 200 million mark, can
International Court system that can try we ignore a prophecy that declares that
individuals from every nation on earth an army of 200 million will destroy one-
without the approval of their home third of the world’s population?
country? When on June 26, 2000, Buddhists,
Muslims, Christians, Jews, Indigenous
M A G A Z I N E S TA F F peoples and Wiccans signed a charter to
EDITOR establish the United Religions, can we
IRVIN BAXTER JR.
ignore the prophecies of a coming global
EDITOR’S ASSISTANT religion? Irvin Baxter Jr., Endtime Editor
MARY BETH STIGLEMAN
When 1,000 religious leaders converge
OFFICE MANAGER on the UN to adopt a plan for global gov- not pass until all things be fulfilled. If we
ernance and one week later the largest are ever going to carry out the great com-
CIRCULATION ever gathering of heads-of-state convene mission, we must do it now! The time for
at the UN to approve the same docu- talking about total commitment is over.
PAULA GULLEY ment, dare we ignore the prophecy of a Now is the time to act!
MICHELE JACK union of politics and religion in the We are the people that Daniel proph-
TRACEY KIDWELL endtime? esied about when he said, “they that
SAMANTHA LEGG The simple truth is this—the endtime know their God shall be strong and do
JEFF RICHEY referred to throughout scripture has now exploits!” Ladies and gentlemen, it’s ex-
JESSICA TURNER arrived. We are that generation that shall ploit time! Let’s go for it! ❏
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR What is Endtime Magazine?
DAVE NORTHROP In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States and other modern nations in the Bible. He also
found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn down, reuniting Germany, and that event
WEBMASTER would be the catalyst to spark an international movement called the "New World Order." These things have
DAN BARKLEY now come to pass.
Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began Endtime Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A Message For
JOHN L. BRYANT The President, a book explaining the major prophecies of the Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
N. TERI GROTTKE After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to
EDDIE SAX launch Endtime. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the prophecies of the Bible and to show that
they are now being fulfilled in intricate detail.
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Prophecy Tour 2001
March 27-April 7 (12 days)
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Sig ppr Moses grimaced when he saw the whip of the Egyptian taskmaster snake across the back of the
A Israeli slave. Anger welled up in him when he saw the angry stripe that was left across the Jewish
back. At that moment, he made up in his mind that he and his people were leaving that place! It
took forty years, but leave they did.
The excitement was high as they headed north toward the long-dreamed-of “Promised Land.”
Little did Moses know that it would be forty years before he would stand on Mount Nebo, gazing
longingly into the land of Israel. That was as close as he would ever get.
The overseas portion of Prophecy Tour 2001 will begin by walking in the footsteps of Moses and
the children of Israel in the land of Egypt. We will visit Goshen where they lived while in Egypt and
see the brickyards where they toiled. Believe it or not, bricks are still being made there till this day!
While in Egypt, we will also see the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx, the Cairo Museum and
visit Old Cairo. We will then travel north through the Sinai desert, across the Suez Canal, finally
arriving in the land of Israel.
Stand on the Mount of Olives where Jesus will stand when He returns—Visit the Temple Mount
itself where the Third Temple will soon be built—See the cornerstone intended for the rebuilding
of the Third Temple—At the Temple Institute we will see the vessels and the garments already pre-
pared for resumption of temple worship—Visit the Garden Tomb and the Garden of
Gethsemane—See the site of the coming Battle of Armageddon—We will visit Judean settlements
where Jesus prophesied great tribulation will come in the near future (Matthew 24:15-16)—Boat
across the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on the water. And much, much more!
At the United Nations:
Prophecy Tour 2001 will begin in New York City at the United Nations—the seat of world gov-
ernment. A guided tour will take us through the chambers of the UN where decisions are made that
change the course of the world. A one-hour briefing by a UN official has been arranged especially
for the members of our Endtime Prophecy Tour.
We have just scratched the surface concerning the things you will experience in the land of the
Bible. There is no doubt that Prophecy Tour 2001 will be the trip of a lifetime! I hope that you can
join my wife, Judy, and me as we experience the UN, Egypt, and the Holy Land together. Eddie Sax,
co-host for “Politics & Religion,” and his wife Charlotte will be with us on the tour. It will be a great
time. Don’t miss it!
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Letters to Endtime
Good series It’s either one or the other. The idea that people like Hitler,
My husband and I have seen your “Understanding the Stalin and Mao are given authority from God is hard to rec-
Endtime” series twice. It is excellent. We are viewing the last oncile. I do not believe that God would have us cooperate
lesson tomorrow night with another couple. We are not sure with men such as these, but rather resist them and the evil
what to see next, but we are deciding on it tomorrow. We they would perpetrate on the weak and helpless.
think you are an excellent teacher and have incredible in-
sight. M. Dougherty
Coreen A. Reply: The conflict between Satan being the god of this age and
God ruling in the affairs of men has caused many of us to wonder.
Reply: Thanks for your kind words. If you intend to continue The fact is, both statements are right. Satan is the god of this age,
on with prophetic studies, I would suggest that your next series of but he can only operate within the parameters that God sets for him.
lessons could be Understanding the Endtime—Level 2 and then An example of this is when Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem
Level 3. If you feel you should move to a study of more general and the Jewish temple in 586 BC. It wasn’t really God’s will that
Bible themes, I recommend our course, “Your Bible—A Whole Jerusalem be destroyed, but it was allowed to occur for the purpose
New World.” of judging the people of Judah for their sin. Those people in Judah,
who lived godly lives, were commanded by the prophet Jeremiah to
not fight against Nebuchadnezzar, but to willingly go into Babylon.
Where does it say… God told them that he would bless them during the prophesied sev-
I want to find out where it says there will be a one-world enty years of captivity if they would do this. Daniel, Ezra,
currency and a one-world religion. Love your show. Nehemiah, the Three Hebrew Children and many others obeyed
this instruction; consequently, they rose to positions of great re-
Joe W. sponsibility in the government of Babylon and later of
Reply: The Bible doesn’t actually say that there will be a one- On the other hand, Judah’s King Zedekiah resisted the invasion of
world currency. It would probably be more accurate to say that the Nebuchadnezzar and was destroyed.
economic system of the Antichrist will be a cashless society. The conclusion is this: We must understand the times so that
Revelation 13 says that everyone will have to have a number with- we can pray according to God’s will and act according to God’s
out which a person will be unable to buy or sell. I think using a plan. The prophecy of Daniel 11:32-33 speaks of the times in
number for buying and selling refers to the cashless society that is which we now live; “And such as do wickedly against the
now coming into being. Of course, a personal identification num- covenant shall he (the Antichrist) corrupt by flatteries: but the
ber, a credit card number or a social security number is required in people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
order for the emerging electronic economic system to function. And they that understand among the people shall instruct
Concerning a one-world religion, Revelation 13:8 tells us, many…” By understanding the times we can avoid the evil and
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the beast align ourselves with the good. We also know from this prophecy
or the Antichrist), whose names are not written in the book of life exactly what we should be doing. This endtime prophecy says
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” We know that we who understand shall instruct many. This scripture is the
that there will be two leaders in the endtime world government— reason we published the course “Understanding the Endtime.”
the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The Antichrist will head the
one-world government, and the False Prophet will head the one-
world religious system. Daniel 7: Modern nations vs. historic
I just received your Understanding the Endtime manual and
have been pouring over it. Daniel 7 describes four beasts. You
Who’s in charge here? interpret these as being of modern (our) time, yet other peo-
I love your radio program. You are the only person I have ple’s interpretations describe them as the lion being Babylon,
ever heard make sense of Daniel and Revelation. My question the bear as Media-Persia, the leopard as being Greece and the
is this: Satan claims that the kingdoms of the world have been fourth beast as Rome. Can you give me scripture that supports
handed over to him, and he can give them to whomever he your view versus the others?
wants. The Lord did not dispute this claim. How does this Thanks so much for your program and literature.
square with Paul’s teaching that all authorities are descended
from God and their authority is a symbol of God’s authority? In Christ,
My common sense tells me these two ideas do not square up. D. Sorenson
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Reply: Daniel 8:20-21 explicitly says that the ram is the symbol broadcasts keep me so up-to-date on world events and how
of Media-Persia and that the goat is the symbol of Greece. Why they relate to Almighty God’s plan for our world. I know
would God symbolize Media-Persia with a bear in chapter 7 and when I listen to your show and read your magazines that I’m
switch to a ram in chapter 8? Why would he use a leopard to sym- getting a true interpretation of what is going on throughout
bolize Greece in chapter 7 and then use a goat to symbolize Greece the world.
in chapter 8. This would simply not be consistent. Furthermore, The information you give is never reported by the networks
there is no proof whatsoever that Media-Persia was ever symbolized and frankly missed by most of the religious community, be-
by a bear nor was Greece ever symbolized by a leopard. cause they have not understood the scriptures like you have. I
Daniel 7:11-12 tells us that the fourth beast (the Antichrist) will am praising and thanking God every day more and more be-
be destroyed and given to the burning flame. It goes on to say that cause of the blessing I receive from your ministry. One can
the rest of the beasts (nations) prophesied in Daniel 7 will, at this never take for granted the value of correct information.
same time, have their dominion taken away, but their lives will be Thank you and may God keep blessing you.
prolonged for a season and a time.
This simply teaches us that all of the nations of Daniel 7 will Your Brother in Christ,
be on the earth at the time of the Antichrist. The powers sym- Craig W.
bolized by the first three beasts will be allowed to live into the Quinlan, TX
millennium. They will be the mortals over which the church of
Jesus Christ will rule during His 1,000-year reign.
I have a Chinese Christian friend who I am introducing to
Appreciation your ministry. In fact, last night he went to his first
I have listened to the program for two months. I am so Understanding the Endtime Bible study. However, he says
moved by what was heard on my short-wave. I am enclosing a that the Chinese Army is less than two million in number. I
yearly Faith Offering of $300. told him about Mao Tsetung’s claim that he could field 200
million soldiers, but he said Mao was not someone to put any
Bro. Waisale credence in. So, this morning I researched this on the inter-
Western Province, net. I found that he is correct. Every number I found was less
Papua New Guinea than 2 million. In fact, China is in the process of reducing its
manpower in favor of high-tech weapons. What do I say to
Thankful for opened eyes
Thank you for all that you do. Endtime Ministries has truly T. Hersh
opened my eyes and changed my life. Keep up the good work! Granbury, Texas
Tonya H. Reply: You are correct concerning the number presently active in
the Chinese armed forces. However, the 1999 CIA Fact Book dis-
closed that China had 198 million men of military age (15-49), and
Seven thunders that this number was increasing at the rate of 10 million per year.
I am a new subscriber to your magazine. I have very much This illustrates that China has the potential, if there were a full mil-
enjoyed my first few issues. I listen to the archived broadcasts itary mobilization, of fielding an army of 200 million, the exact
of “Politics & Religion” whenever I can from your website. number of the prophesied army in Revelation 9:15-16.
I have a question about the seven thunders that utter their
voices in Revelation chapter 10. What are the voices, and
why is John told not to write their words?
Thank you for the work that you are doing.
D. Calhoun Endtime thanks you for your letters.
Reply: I wish that I could answer your question. For many
The letters we use in Endtime do not
years I have puzzled over the seven thunders and the fact that necessarily reflect the views of Endtime
John was commanded to not write what they said. At this time,
God has not seen fit to allow me to know this, and perhaps we
and/or its staff.
won’t know until we meet Him in the rapture. Endtime reserves the right to edit let-
ters according to space and editorial
Networks not keeping up with it? style.
I would like to take the chance to tell you guys what your
ministry is worth to me. The Understanding the Endtime
course has literally changed my life. Your lessons and daily
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by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP WideWorld Photo/Roland Weihrauch
he year 2000 was supposed
to be the year the world’s
computer systems came
crashing down, throwing us
back into the dark ages.
Some loudly proclaimed that the world’s
economic system would crash, ushering
in a cashless system that would feature
the dreaded mark of the beast.
It didn’t happen. Y2K only evokes
memories of stored canned-goods, bot-
tled water and perhaps an electric
generator that we don’t know what to do
So why did the prognosticators miss it
so badly? Simply because their predic-
tions were not founded on scripture.
There was no biblical basis for contend-
ing that Y2K would be the “mother of all
So does the failure of the Y2K predic-
tions diminish in any way the critically
important prophecies presently on the
U.S. President Bill Clinton after he was presented with the International Charlemagne Prize. The
verge of fulfillment? Not in the least!
award goes to world leaders each year who promoted European unity as a safeguard against fu-
This long-anticipated year of 2000 was
ture world wars. President Clinton recently signed the charter of the International Criminal Court,
actually packed full of events with major
which is the first permanent system for the prosecution of war criminals.
prophetic fulfilling implications. Events
actually transpired this year that directly
affect the most important prophecies be little more than an impossible fairy As I sat in Carnegie Music Hall in
pertaining to the endtime. tale. It just didn’t seem plausible that the Pittsburgh on June 26, 2000, the
diverse religions of the world could ever prophecy suddenly was all too real, as
The prophesied global religion find common ground. Yet the prophecy though written in Technicolor. I
For 2,000 years the prophecy of a of Revelation 13 boldly declared a time watched as Episcopalians, Catholics,
global religious system has lain dormant when the whole world would merge to- Muslims, Buddhists, Jews and even
in the book of Revelation—seeming to gether politically and religiously. Wiccans, to name a few, joined them-
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selves together in a great Interfaith cele-
AP Photo/Ruth Fremson
bration of the constitution signing for
the United Religions.
The hope that had been nurtured for
several years was that the United
Religions could bring unity to the reli-
gious world with the same success that
the United Nations had brought unity to
the political world. It seemed like the im-
possible dream. However, I saw with my
own eyes the merging of Indigenous peo-
ple and Wiccans (witches) with Jewish
rabbis and Roman Catholic priests.
I watched in unbelief as a Hindu lady
led the Interfaith conclave in prayer. As
she warmed to her prayer, she fell into
the earth-worshipping refrain…Ahm.
My hair stood on the back of my neck as
Christian, Jew and Wiccan all joined
with the Hindu worshipper in the eco-
“So this is how a global religion will
work,” I thought. Correct that…is work-
Clinton’s Charlemagne prize
I admit being startled when I saw the
article, “Clinton Wins Charlemagne
Prize.” Why in the world would our U.S.
president be bestowed with the
I immediately understood what it was
all about. Charlemagne was the first em-
peror of the Holy Roman Empire. It was
in 800 AD when Pope Leo III placed the
crown on Charlemagne’s head with the
declaration, “I hereby crown you em-
peror of the Holy Roman Empire.” That’s
how the prophesied Holy Roman Empire
was born—that infamous, but prophesied
An Israeli border police officer calls for an ambulance as an unidentified body lies on the street
union between church and state.
moments after a car bomb exploded in a Jerusalem marketplace. Two people were killed and 21
But how did the Charlemagne Award
were injured. As a result of Arafat's recent terror campaign against the civilian population of Israel,
suddenly re-emerge here in the year
Jewish support for Barak's peace initiatives has plummeted.
2000? The article explained. Every year
the Charlemagne Award is given to the
individual who does the most to promote time will occupy the position of the False Day War did the entire city of Jerusalem
the unification of Europe. Because of Prophet. This recently begun practice of come back under Israeli control.
Clinton’s leadership in the Bosnian con- awarding the Charlemagne Prize lets us When the Oslo Accords were signed
flict and then in Kosovo, he was deemed know that the prophesied revival of the in 1993, dealing with the status of
the most deserving of the year’s Holy Roman Empire is underway. Jerusalem was put off until later. The
Charlemagne Prize, given in Aachen, Palestinian and Israeli positions on
Germany. Solving the Jerusalem question Jerusalem were simply not reconcilable.
But what does this have to do with Zechariah 14:2 prophesies that But everyone knew that the Jerusalem
prophetic fulfillments in the year 2000? Jerusalem will be the issue that brings all issue would have to be resolved before
Simply this—the Bible prophesies the re- the nations of the world into the land of there was finally peace in the Middle
vival of the Holy Roman Empire during Israel for the final Battle of Armageddon. East.
the time of the Antichrist and the False Since 70 AD, the city of Jerusalem had With the deadline of September 13,
Prophet. The Antichrist will fill the role been out from under the control of the 2000, which Arafat had set for the decla-
of Charlemagne. Whoever is pope at the nation of Israel. Not until the 1967 Six- ration of Palestinian statehood, looming
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Prophetic fulfillments of the year 2000
just ahead, President Clinton, Ehud
APWideWorld Photo/David Karp
Barak and Yasser Arafat made their way
to Camp David. The summit began on
July 11th. For two weeks Arafat and
Barak struggled to forge a peace agree-
ment that would bring 3,000 years of
Arab-Israeli animosity to a close. But on
July 25th, the talks broke down. Soon it
was revealed that the status of Jerusalem,
and more specifically, the status of the
Temple Mount could not be resolved.
Temple Mount will be shared
After the Camp David talks broke
down, Barak disclosed that the only
thing they had not been able to resolve
was the Temple Mount. When the
Palestinians and the Israelis reached this
impasse, President Clinton offered a
bridging proposal. He proposed a sharing
arrangement for the Temple Mount.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, talks with United Nations General Assembly President Harri
Muslims would worship at the Al Aqsa
Holkeri of Finland at the United Nations Millennium Summit Friday, September 8, 2000 at the UN.
Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, and
Israelis would be allowed to pray on the
Temple Mount, presumably north of the to see how these events turn out! sovereignty forever.
Dome of the Rock. Barak was apparently Even though Israelis are permitted to
prepared to accept this compromise, but Middle East conflict visit the Temple Mount, and even
Arafat said, “We just can’t.” becomes internationalized though Sharon had been there several
The amazing thing about these devel- Once Yasser Arafat saw that he had times before, Arafat saw the perfect ex-
opments is that Revelation 11:1-2 gotten all he could from Ehud Barak cuse for launching a new round of
prophesies that the Temple Mount will through negotiations, he decided it was terrorism. The word was given and the
be shared in the times just ahead. John time to play the violence card again. attacks began. This new Intifada has
was told to measure the temple, but to However, he needed an excuse for been named the Al Aqsa Intifada.
not measure the outer court of the tem- launching a new Intifada. Events in As the death toll began to mount, an
ple because it would be trodden down of Israel soon offered the excuse that he was urgent summit was called in an attempt
the Gentiles. looking for. to stop the violence. Arafat, Barak,
Clinton’s bridging proposal provided Much of Israel was shocked by how Egyptian President Mubarak, along with
for the exact arrangement prophesied in much Barak had offered to surrender at representatives from the U.S. and the
scripture. Although Clinton’s solution Camp David. Every Israeli prime minis- European Union gathered at Sharm el
was not accepted at this time, it soon will ter had held that Jerusalem could never Sheik for the meeting. Most significantly,
be in one form or another. be surrendered or divided. Yet Barak of- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was
fered to make considerable areas of in attendance.
Temple Mount under Jerusalem Palestinian territory. The UN has a terrible track record of
UN sovereignty The straw that really broke the camel’s anti-Israeli bias. Consequently, Israel had
In the weeks after Camp David, efforts back happened after Camp David. It was never before allowed the United Nations
continued to reach a final agreement. reported that Barak was now willing to to become a player in the Middle East
Barak floated the idea of placing the permanently surrender all of the Temple peace process. Now, thanks to Barak, the
Temple Mount under the control of the Mount to the Palestinians. Most Israelis, UN has become a participant in the
United Nations. even though they desperately want peace negotiations and is being consid-
This proposal has incredible prophetic peace, couldn’t believe that Prime ered as an administrator of the Temple
implications. II Thessalonians 2:3-4 Minister Barak was willing to give away Mount.
states that the man of sin (the the site of Israel’s First Temple, the A few weeks later, the Palestinians ap-
Antichrist) will sit in the temple of God, Second Temple and the place where God peared before the UN Security Council
claiming to be God. Since the Antichrist chose to place His name. requesting that a UN force intervene in
will become an international figure, it is Ariel Sharon, the leader of Israel’s the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Only the
easy to see how he could stand on the Likud Party, felt that a line had to be threat of a U.S. veto stood between Israel
Temple Mount claiming to be sovereign drawn. He paid a visit to the Temple and the threat of invasion by the World
there, if the Temple Mount were placed Mount, while declaring that Israel’s holi- Community.
under UN sovereignty. We can only wait est places must remain under Israeli Events of the year 2000 certainly have
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set the stage for the prophesied time fulfilled at any time. It appears that In order for this Magna Carta of the
when all nations, under the UN banner, Turkey’s Ataturk Dam is the mechanism New World Order to be effective, it was
will come against Israel for the Battle of that God will use for this fulfillment. felt that it should command the support
Armageddon! The Bible prophesied the role of of both the religious leaders and the po-
Russia and Turkey in the Battle of litical leaders of the world.
Prophetic role of Armageddon over 2,000 years ago. The Consequently, plans were laid to con-
Turkey and Russia Jerusalem Post now reports that Russia vene a meeting of 1,000 religious leaders
The first sentence of the article burst and Turkey have emerged as new players from around the world at the United
upon my brain with the force of an ex- in the Middle East. The stage for the Nations on August 28-31, 2000. The re-
ploding bombshell! It read, “Slowly, coming Battle of Armageddon is already ligious leaders, representing virtually
almost imperceptibly, Turkey and Russia being set. every major religion on earth, did meet
have emerged over the last few days as This development is yet another at the UN, and the Millennium
new players in our violent drama” prophetic fulfillment of the year 2000, Declaration was adopted.
(Jerusalem Post, 11/26/00). which lets us know that we are living in One week later, September 6-8, 2000,
Why should this seemingly innocuous the endtime! the largest ever meeting of heads-of-state
statement hit me with such impacting met at the UN for the Millennium
force? Simply this—the article an- U.S. and Israel sign Summit. They too adopted this docu-
nounced that Turkey and Russia are now International Court Statute ment called the Millennium
becoming key players in the Middle East It was announced on the last day of Declaration, which some have called the
conflict. The prophecies of the Bible tell the year 2000 that President Clinton world’s Declaration of Interdependence.
us that Turkey and Russia will be central signed the International Criminal Court Thus the plan for culminating the long
participants in the Battle of Statute of Rome. The U.S. had originally march into one-world government was
Armageddon. refused to sign the statute when it was fi- completed and adopted just in time for
Ezekiel 38 clearly states that Russia nalized in Rome on July 17, 1998. the dawning of the new millennium.
will be the dominant force that will lead Clinton states that he will seek alter- Oh, by the way, the Bible specifically
a coalition of nations against Israel for ations to the treaty before he asks the prophesies the emerging of a world gov-
the final battle of this age. Verse three U.S. Congress to ratify it. ernment for the immediate future.
speaks of Gog, the chief prince of The adoption of the International (For more information on the
Meshech and Tubal. Webster’s Third Criminal Court is one of the most omi- Millennium Declaration, see the article,
International Dictionary defines nous developments ever! Once in force, “UN Adopts Plan for World
Meshech as Moscoe (or Moscow, the every person on earth would be subject Government” in this issue of Endtime.)
capital of Russia). to arrest and trial before this world court
Ezekiel 38:6 prophesies that the house system. A person tried at the World No, Y2K did not develop as some
of Togarmah will accompany Russia in Court would not have the protection of thought, but you can see that the fulfill-
the invasion of Israel. Togarmah is the the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of ment of endtime prophecy has been in
ancient name for the land of Turkey. Rights. full gallop during the year 2000. We
Revelation 16:12 states that the The establishment of the should certainly not make the mistake
Euphrates River will be dried up to make International Criminal Court is one of that the Bible prophesies some would
way for the kings of the east to come the biggest and most fearful steps toward make in the endtime.
down against Israel for the Battle of world government that has ever been II Peter 3:3-4 tells us that “…there
Armageddon. On January 13, 1990, The taken! shall come in the last days scoffers, walk-
Indianapolis Star carried an article on its ing after their own lusts, And saying,
front page headlined “Turkey Will Cut Plan is adopted for Where is the promise of his coming? for
Off Flow of Euphrates for 1 Month.” The world government since the fathers fell asleep, all things
article explained that Turkey had just Believers in world government have continue as they were from the begin-
completed construction on a huge dam contended for a long time that there ning of the creation.”
called the Ataturk Dam. They then pro- needed to be a document that would It is obvious that not all things are re-
ceeded to cut off the flow of the serve as the charter of the new global maining the same. As a matter of fact,
Euphrates for thirty days, allowing the order. Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice everything is not the same as it was one
newly-built reservoir to fill up. Strong authored such a document in short year ago in 1999. Our world is on a
The implications of this report are March of 2000. They called it the Earth fast track to Armageddon. The prophe-
nothing short of amazing. The ability to Charter. cies are sure, and Jesus Christ is soon to
dry up the Euphrates River is now in Certain leaders felt that the Earth return to this earth! Are you ready for
place. At the mere touch of a button, the Charter needed to be adopted to the His return?
dam can be raised, and the flow of the structure of the United Nations.
Euphrates will stop. Turkey is the nation Consequently, they incorporated the (Jesus said that we must be born again in
with its hands on the controls. principles of the Earth Charter into a order to be ready. Request Endtime’s free
A prophecy, that has seemed impossi- new document called the Millennium brochure, “What Do You Mean—Born
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What to expect
by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky
n order for us to understand what
events are likely to occur in 2001,
we need to know what the Bible
prophesies for the times ahead. We
will focus on five major prophecies
that are in the process of being fulfilled:
1. The confirmation of a covenant
concerning Jerusalem and the Temple
Mount, 2. A massive war that will kill
one-third of the world’s population,
3. Establishment of a cashless society,
4. Emergence of global religious unity,
5. Formation of a world government.
The confirmation of the covenant
Daniel 9:27 foretells an event called
Opposition Likud party leader Ariel Sharon gestures toward a stretch of the Jordan Valley, which
the confirming of the covenant.
lies in the West Bank, during a campaign stop at the Israeli army Tuvlan outpost, January 3.
Through study of the prophecy, we know
Sharon, the leading contender for prime minister of Israel in the upcoming elections, put a kinder,
that this covenant will have to do with
gentler spin on his tough talk, saying that in the name of peace he would not speak of territorial
the status of Jerusalem and the Temple
concessions to the Palestinians.
Mount. We also know that this event
will take place seven years before the
Battle of Armageddon. So why should July of 2000. President Clinton, Ehud breaking news is reporting that an agree-
we think it is very possible that this con- Barak and Yasser Arafat are desperately ment concerning Jerusalem and the
firmation of the covenant will take place wrestling with these issues as this issue of Temple Mount could be reached within
in 2001? Endtime goes to press. days. It is totally possible that the final
Until the rebirth of the nation of Israel So the central issues that will be in- seven years could have begun by the time
in 1948, there had been no Jewish au- volved in the confirmation of the you are reading this magazine.
thority in Jerusalem since the time of the covenant are the burning issues dominat- Revelation 11:1-2 prophesies the shar-
Jewish exile in 70 AD. There has only ing the Mideast negotiations at this ing of the Temple Mount. According to
been Jewish access to the Temple Mount present time. It appears quite possible the passage, Jews will control the area of
since Jerusalem was reunited in 1967. that when some kind of agreement is the temple itself, but the “outer court”
Negotiations concerning the status of reached concerning Jerusalem and the will be under Gentile control. This is the
Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were Temple Mount, we will have witnessed exact solution to the Temple Mount dis-
held for the first time at Camp David in the confirmation of the covenant. Late- pute that President Clinton proposed at
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Camp David, and this is what will soon ing cashless society is only a matter of 2000, 160 heads-of-state came together
happen. We don’t know whether this time. Progress toward this electronic eco- at the UN for the Millennium Summit.
arrangement will be arrived at by agree- nomic system will continue in the year They also unanimously adopted the
ment, by unilateral action, by war or by 2001. Millennium Declaration.
United Nations intervention. But we do The Millennium Declaration sets for-
know from the prophecy that the Temple
Mount will be shared.
“The year 2001 ward the vision, the philosophy and the
plan of action for the New World Order.
One-third of mankind will die
could very well be We will hear much about the
Millennium Declaration and its princi-
Revelation 9:15-16 prophesies, “And
the four angels were loosed, which were
the most important ples in 2001 as the United Nations
pushes to make its one-world govern-
prepared for an hour, and a day, and a year of prophetic ment vision a reality.
month, and a year, for to slay the third On December 31, 2000, President
part of men. And the number of the fulfillment since Clinton ordered the signing of the
army of the horsemen was two hundred International Criminal Court Statute of
thousand thousand: and I heard the the year that Rome. This statute provides for the
number of them.” establishment of a permanent
This passage gives us the most omi- Jesus Christ was International Criminal Court that will
nous prophecy of the entire Bible. It
states that an army of 200 million will
crucified. So what enforce the edicts of the global govern-
ment of the UN. The ICC statute must
trigger a war that will kill one-third of
the world’s population. There is one na-
should we be be ratified by 60 nations before it can ac-
tually begin to operate. Twenty-seven
tion at this present time that can field an
army of 200 million—China. The 1999
doing?” nations have now given ratification. It is
very likely, given President Clinton’s
CIA Fact Book stated that China had signing order, that the remaining ratifica-
198 million men of military age (15-49). A global religious system tions will occur in 2001.
That figure topped 200 million in the The greatest strides ever were made to- The establishment of an international
year 2000. ward the prophesied one-world religion court system is the most horrendous de-
Zhang Wannian, the most powerful in the year 2000. The signing of the con- velopment since the world government
military leader in China next to stitution of the United Religions and the structure of the UN was launched in
President Ziang Zemin, stated in holding of the Millennium Peace 1945. It will have the power to arrest and
November of 2000 that war over the Summit at the United Nations were the place on trial citizens from anywhere in
Taiwan issue was certain within the next two most important advances into the world, whether that citizen’s govern-
five years. We know for certain from Interfaithism to date. We can expect this ment approves or not. This court system
scripture that this war has to happen be- campaign to promote Interfaithism and will undoubtedly be the mechanism used
fore the last three and one-half years of the acceptance of all religions as valid by the Antichrist to perpetrate the Great
the final seven year period. Since we are forms of worship to continue. Tribulation upon mankind. Thank God,
obviously on the brink of the final seven The Vatican has just admitted for the this time of great persecution is prophe-
years beginning, the China War could first time that the present pope, John sied to only last for three and one-half
happen at any time. There is nothing in Paul II, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. years!
the prophecies that preclude this war Many in the Roman Catholic Church
from occurring before the final seven expect this illness to force John Paul’s What should we do?
years begin. resignation. If this should happen, the The year 2001 could very well be the
next pope will certainly play a critical most important year of prophetic fulfill-
A cashless society role in the fulfilling of endtime prophecy. ment since the year that Jesus Christ was
Revelation 13:16-18 speaks of a time It is totally within the realm of possibil- crucified. So what should we be doing?
when every person on earth will have to ity that the new pope could be the False I Timothy 4:16 tells us that we must
have a number, without which he will be Prophet himself—and he could take of- save ourselves and then save those that
unable to buy anything or sell anything. fice in 2001. will hear us. Jesus said that this gospel of
This 2,000-year-old prophecy of an eco- the kingdom must be preached in all the
nomic system controlled by numbers One-world government world, and then the end would come.
seemed to be an impossibility until the The year 2000 witnessed the two most World evangelism must be accelerated at
invention of the computer and then the significant steps into world government an unprecedented rate!
Internet. since the United Nations was born in If you are not a partner with Endtime
The fulfillment of this prophecy could 1945. Ministries, please consider joining us in
happen so easily now. Each year the The Millennium Declaration was this final thrust to “teach all nations.” If
move toward electronic banking and e- adopted by 1,000 religious leaders who you would like to do this, call us right
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UN Adopts Plan
Is Mikhail Gorbachev the Guiding Hand
behind the New World Order?
by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP WideWorld Photo/Pier Paolo Cito
n August 28-31, 2000,
leaders converged upon
United Nations’ world
in New York for what was called the
Millennium Peace Summit. This was the
first religious meeting ever held at the
The stated goal of this religious con-
clave was for the world’s religious leaders
to demonstrate solidarity with the politi-
cal leaders of the world by signing a
document called the Millennium
Declaration. The religious leaders
adopted the Declaration, and the pur-
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev delivers a speech in front of Pope John Paul II and
pose of the meeting’s initiator, Ted
Government leaders and members of Parliaments of the World gathered in Paul VI Hall at the
Turner, was accomplished.
Vatican in occasion of their Jubilee, November 4, 2000.
The following week on September 6-8,
history’s largest meeting of heads-of-state
was convened at the UN. World leaders even heard of? Is there something going answer to peace on earth have yearned
came to open the fifty-fifth session of the on that we need to know about? for a statement of purpose, a unifying be-
UN General Assembly, to usher in the United Nations Secretary General lief system, and a plan of action. The
21st Century and to join the world’s reli- Kofi Annan stated that the Millennium globalists believed that a defining docu-
gious leaders in signing the Millennium Declaration is one of the most important ment was needed in order to rally the
Declaration. documents of all history. Is he overstating peoples of the world toward taking the
So what is the big deal about this doc- the fact, or is there something of tremen- needed remaining steps into the envi-
ument called the Millennium dous importance transpiring here? sioned promised land of global
Declaration? Why would religious lead- governance.
ers and political leaders spend millions of The Millennium Declaration The turn of the millennium, with all of
dollars just to gather for the signing of a For many years those people who be- its symbolism, seemed to be the perfect
document that most people have never lieve that world government is the time to produce and adopt the desired
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un adopts plan for world government
global agenda. Thus the world planners
AP WideWorld Photo/Pavel Volberg
produced the unifying document and ap-
propriately called it the Millennium
The Gorbachev factor
In April of 2000, Endtime interviewed
the head of the Earth Council, Mr.
Maurice Strong. Mr. Strong was also the
chairperson for the Earth Summit at Rio
de Janeiro in 1992 and, more recently,
was enlisted by Kofi Annan to head the
Secretariat for UN Reform.
During the interview, Mr. Strong hap-
pened to mention that he and Mikhail
Gorbachev had authored a new docu-
ment called the Earth Charter. The
Earth Charter was designed to be a state-
ment of basic values, which would
provide an ethical foundation for the
emerging World Community. It was to
be an expression of interdependent prin-
ciples for a sustainable way of life and a In spite of the UN's anti-Israeli bias, Barak, left, invited UN head Kofi Annan, right, to join the
Middle East peace talks at Sharm el Sheik. UN involvement in Middle East affairs was nil for 55
setting of common standards by which
years, but now, in this new era of UN empowerment, Annan has his foot in the door.
the conduct of all individuals, organiza-
tions, businesses, governments, and
transnational institutions would be concerning the principle from the Earth with basic principles of equity and social
guided and assessed. Charter (EC) and then the Millennium justice. Those who suffer, or who benefit
Strong mentioned during the inter- Declaration (MD). From this compari- least, deserve help from those who bene-
view that he and Gorbachev had hopes son we can see that Mikhail Gorbachev fit most.”
that the Earth Charter would be adopted is exerting powerful influence on the
as the mission statement and the plan of course of our world from behind the Principle 3: Respect for nature
action for the World Community at its scenes. EC—“Protect and restore the integrity
Millennium Summit in September. of Earth’s ecological systems, with special
When I heard that a document called Principle 1: All nations and concern for biological diversity and the
the Millennium Declaration would be people are interdependent natural processes that sustain life.”
signed at the Millennium Summit, I nat- EC—“We stand at a critical moment MD—“Prudence must be shown in the
urally wondered if this could, in fact, be in Earth’s history, a time when humanity management of all living species and
Gorbachev and Strong’s Earth Charter must choose its future. As the world be- natural resources.”
under another name. comes increasingly interdependent and
fragile, the future at once holds great Principle 4: Free Market system
Earth Charter vs. Millennium peril and great promise.” must be replaced
Declaration MD—“We reaffirm our commitment EC—“Fundamental changes are
Once I was able to get my hands on a to the purposes and principles of the needed in our values, institutions, and
copy of the Earth Charter and the Charter of the United Nations, which ways of living. We must realize that
Millennium Declaration, I anxiously have proved timeless and universal. when basic needs have been met, human
compared these two documents. What I Indeed, their relevance and capacity to development is primarily about being
discovered did not surprise me. They inspire have increased, as nations and more, not having more.”
were basically the same document. peoples have become increasingly inter- “Promote the equitable distribution of
The bottom line is simply this…when connected and interdependent.” wealth within nations and among na-
the religious leaders and political leaders tions.”
of the world adopted the Millennium Principle 2: Wealth MD—“The current unsustainable pat-
Declaration, they adopted Mikhail redistribution terns of production and consumption
Gorbachev’s plan for one-world govern- EC—“Promote the equitable distribu- must be changed.”
ment. tion of wealth within nations and among
So that each of you can see this for nations.” Principle 5: Sustainable
yourself, we have listed below several of MD—“Global challenges must be development
the major principles included in each managed in a way that distributes the EC—“Adopt at all levels sustainable
document and have provided quotes costs and burdens fairly in accordance development plans and regulations.”
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MD—“Prudence must be shown in
AP WidoeWorld Photo/Martin Gnedt
the management of all living species and
natural resources, in accordance with the
precepts of sustainable development.”
Principle 6: Eradicate poverty
EC—“Eradicate poverty as an ethical,
social, and environmental imperative.”
MD—“We resolve, therefore, to create
an environment—at the national and
global levels alike—which is conducive
to development and to the elimination
Principle 7: World government
EC—“The choice is ours: form a
global partnership to care for Earth and
one another or risk the destruction of
ourselves and the diversity of life.”
“We are at once citizens of different
nations and of one world in which the
local and global are linked.”
Former Soviet president, communist, Mikhail Gorbachev.
MD—“Responsibility for managing
worldwide economic and social develop-
ment, as well as threats to international resentative organization in the world, enormous impact on our world,’ General
peace and security, must be shared the United Nations must play the central Assembly President Harri Holkeri said
among the nations of the world and role.” during his end-of-year press conference
should be exercised multilaterally. As the at UN Headquarters in New York.
most universal and most representative The purpose of citing the above quotes “Mr. Holkeri said he was ‘very pleased’
organization in the world, the United is not to comment on the good or bad of that the General Assembly had estab-
Nations must play the central role.” these principles. We merely want to lished a follow-up mechanism to the
show that both the Earth Charter and Millennium Summit. ‘What the
Principle 8: Disarmament the Summit Declaration deal with virtu- Assembly did was to identify whose re-
EC—“Demilitarize national security ally the same issues. We also want to sponsibility it is to implement the
systems to the level of a non-provocative illustrate that, contrary to the opinion of Declaration and how to monitor this
defense posture, and convert military re- some, ex-Soviet leader Mikhail process in a pro-active way,’ he said,
sources to peaceful purposes, including Gorbachev is still very much a player on adding that the plan he had elaborated
ecological restoration.” the world scene. to ‘firmly establish the Summit
“Eliminate nuclear, biological, and Furthermore, it is vital that we fully Declaration as an integral part of the on-
toxic weapons and other weapons of appreciate the pivotal role that global going work of the UN’ had also been
mass destruction.” planners see the Millennium Declaration endorsed by the Assembly last week”.
MD—“To ensure the implementation, playing. United Nations Secretary General
by States Parties, of treaties in areas such Kofi Annan had this to say about the im-
as arms control and disarmament.” Millennium Declaration—the portance of the Millennium Declaration:
agenda for world government “Indeed, my main hope for 2001 is that it
Principle 9: The United Nations On December 21, 2000, the UN will be the year when things really start
is the answer NewsCentre issued the following release: to change and when the world sees the
EC—“In order to build a sustainable “Calling last September’s Millennium Millennium Declaration not just as
global community, the nations of the Declaration ‘one of the most important words” (Annan press conference,
world must renew their commitment to documents of our time,’ the President of 12/20/00).
the United Nations.” the United Nations General Assembly Make no mistake. There is no docu-
MD—“We solemnly reaffirm, on this today, emphasized the importance of ment in existence today, outside of the
historic occasion, that the United keeping alive the momentum generated UN Charter itself, more important to the
Nations is the indispensable common at the Millennium Summit in New York, establishment of world government than
house of the entire human family, where over 150 leaders gathered to de- the Millennium Declaration. And don’t
through which we will seek to realize our fine—and find ways to overcome—the forget…Mikhail Gorbachev has his fin-
universal aspirations for peace, coopera- problems facing the world today. gerprints all over it!
tion and development…” “‘If we can achieve the targets of the Can the one-world government
“As the most universal and most rep- Summit Declaration, we will have an prophesied in the Bible be far behind?! ❏
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by Eddie Sax
AP WideWorld Photo/Pool
he Chernobyl Nuclear
Power Plant closed on
Friday, December 15, 2000.
The event made front-page
news worldwide, as people
reminisced about the world’s worst nu-
clear disaster. There was no champagne.
Nobody reveled in the glory of it all. The
nostalgia was dark. So dark, in fact, many
of the news reports filed on the event in-
cluded a Bible reference—an ominous
prophecy from Revelation.
You see, it so happens that the very
name of the power plant, Chernobyl, ap-
pears in the 8th Chapter of the book of
Revelation. And the event described fits
what happened when the accident oc-
Employees of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant watch a large screen in the plant's recreational
hall as a switch is thrown shutting down Chernobyl's third reactor, December 15, 2000. The third
The disaster occurred on April 26,
reactor was the last functioning one at the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.
1986, in the Ukraine, part of the then-
Writing on the screen top right reads: “Live”.
Soviet Union. Many innocent people
died that day. More died in the ensuing
weeks. And millions, yes millions, more died, but many were saved. This is be- quoted by the secular media…well, it just
will be laid to rest long before their nat- cause many were made aware of the brings a smile to the face of prophecy
ural time—their bones helplessly prophecy and came to trust in the truth teachers and Bible lovers of all types. A
infected with the radioactive material of God’s Word. After all, what other con- star will fall from heaven, reads the
Cesium-137. clusion can a person come to upon prophecy. It will be a burning star, and it
The Chernobyl meltdown occurred realizing the Bible predicted the will fall upon one-third of the rivers.
during a test of the plant’s safety systems. Chernobyl catastrophe 1,900 years in ad- These waters will become poisoned, and
Human error was involved. Six errors to vance? many people will die because of the poi-
be exact. The results were devastating. soned waters. And, oh yes, the star will
Many died. The prophecy have a name. It will be called
But there were other results. Many The thought of Bible prophecy being Wormwood.
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That’s it—the entire Third Trumpet tonic, and stimulating qualities used in International Atomic Energy Agency, in
prophecy in a nutshell. That’s what all preparation of vermouth, absinth and in a speech given before the UN General
the hullabaloo is about. medicine.” According to the Dictionary Assembly on October 23, 1990. To this
Did Chernobyl fulfill the Third of the Russian Language by S. Ozhegov, great body he quoted Revelation 8:10-11
Trumpet? Oddly, the news media seems the word “chernobylnik” means “a vari- and said, “In Slavic languages, including
to think the evidence demands a second ety of absinthe (wormwood) with the Ukrainian and Byelorussian lan-
look at the very least. We may very well red-brown or deep purple stem.” The guages, there is a word ‘chernobyl’, which
be dealing here with something more book Chernobyl: A Documentary Story by means wormwood, bitter grass. This has a
than a mere passing coincidence. So let’s Iurii Shcherbak, translated from the striking relevance to the Chernobyl
take a look for ourselves. Let’s explore Ukrainian language, says, “Ancient tragedy. I am no fatalist. I do not believe
what happened on that fateful spring day Chernobyl gave its bitter name in the blind inevitability of fate, but who
at Chernobyl. Our first of business, how- (Chernobyl is the common wormwood) can fail to be moved by these tragic and
ever, will be to look at…The Name. to the powerful nuclear power station elegiac words from Revelation, which
whose construction began in 1971.” must leave their indelible imprint on the
Does Chernobyl really mean Another secular source is a documen- heart.”
wormwood? tary about the disaster by the Films for Any good unabridged dictionary will
The Chernobyl Disaster, a secular book Humanities and Sciences. A team of have about 500,000 words. Including
by Soviet-born Viktor Haynes, begins Japanese scientists and investigative re- technical and medical terms, it is esti-
not with an introduction, but with the porters went to Europe to examine the mated there are 2.5 million words in the
prophecy and a quote from The Concise effects of the accident. Its film is called English language. One of those words is
Oxford Dictionary, 6th edition: “Chernobyl—The Taste of Wormwood.” wormwood. And it’s the name of the nu-
“Chernobyl is a Russian transliteration of It begins with the prophecy. It is never clear power plant that released ten times
the Ukrainian word ‘chornobyl’, which mentioned again. the amount of radiation into the atmos-
in English means wormwood, ‘a peren- Most striking is the testimony of Hans phere than the atomic bomb at
nial herb of genus Artemisia with bitter, Blix, Executive Director of the Hiroshima released 41 years earlier.
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chernobyl shuts down — Prophecy comes to light
How did this happen? Did God
Almighty reach into His unabridged dic-
tionary and select a name for this
prophecy at random? Or did He fore-
know this would be the name of the site 5/4
of the world’s worst nuclear disaster? This
is a question every person must answer 5/8
for themselves. Coincidence? One in
500,000? One in 2.5 million? Or the 4/27
hand of God? 5/3 4/28
Many will die from the waters
Let’s look at the specific wording of the 4/29
prophecy: “And the third angel sounded,
and there fell a great star from heaven, 5/6 Chernobyl
burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon 5/1
the third part of the rivers, and upon the Saturday April 26
fountains of waters; And the name of the
star is called Wormwood: and the third
part of the waters became wormwood;
and many men died of the waters, be-
cause they were made bitter.” Path of Radiation Cloud
Notice that many would die when the
Third Trumpet blows. How the deaths compared to the millions who have been force it blew the two million pound con-
would occur is very specifically stated in poisoned with radiation. Over 200 mil- crete lid off of the reactor. It went into
verse 10. It would be because of the wa- lion are estimated to have experienced the air, and came down cocked leaving
ters—the waters would be made bitter. excess exposure, 3.5 million seriously. the atmosphere fully exposed to a nu-
They would become “wormwood.” But are the deaths linked to the water? clear fire for the next three weeks. A
Relatively speaking, the number of second explosion hit just a few seconds
deaths that resulted directly from the The winds blew, the rains fell after the first explosion. Radioactive ma-
meltdown itself, about 125,000, were few The first explosion came with such a terial was blasted one mile up into the
“Ma’am, I’ve Heard a Rumor – Do
E ndtime editor Irvin Baxter Jr. relates how he first came to un-
derstand the significance of this prophecy:
To conclude that the Third Trumpet prophecy was fulfilled
ever, is of God. Even though there have been mistaken inter-
pretations, there are also true and correct interpretations that
God intended for someone to understand.
in 1986 was contrary to everything I had been taught in the Starting in late 1986, I began to hear rumors that the
past. Like many others I was made to understand all of my life Russian word for wormwood was Chernobyl. I sloughed it off.
that the 7 Trumpets would sound during the Great Tribulation. Frankly, I was busy, and I thought this was just another one of
I started looking in my Bible for proof. To my astonishment I those prophecy rumors. I disregarded it for a number of years.
found none. There are no scriptures which teach that the In 1995, however, I was sitting in my office writing our
Trumpets would all be contained within the final 3 1/2 year Understanding the Endtime course. We were behind on our
Great Tribulation, or even within the final seven years. deadlines, and I was working very hard at my computer that
I have been teaching prophecy for over thirty years, and a lot particular day. Things were coming together really well, and I
of wild theories have come across my desk. I receive mail con- was excited. I was flying; making tremendous progress! Then,
stantly telling me why Henry Kissinger is the Antichrist. Some while I was all alone in my office, I felt like the Lord spoke to
explain how, if you let this letter equal this letter, and that let- me and said, “Do you remember that thing you heard about the
ter equal that, then multiply the sum by nine and turn your Russian word for wormwood being Chernobyl? I want you to
result upside down, you end up with the number 666. Of check that out.”
course, we all know that Ronald Wilson Reagan was going to I was all by myself. It was just me and God. I said, “God, you
be the Antichrist, because Ronald has six letters, Wilson has know I don’t have time to do that right now. I’m very busy. I
six letters and Reagan has six letters. Yes, there are a lot of wild have got to get this course done. I’m three months behind, and
theories out there about Bible prophecy. Bible prophecy, how- I don’t have time to spend three or four weeks in the library
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sky. The wind caught the radiation, and be affected. It does not specify the third
carried it into Scandinavia, Northern part of what. Europe’s waters? The earth’s
Italy, Germany, Great Britain and, in a “The prophecy of waters? The Bible is silent on this issue.
diluted form, to the east coast of the Were one-third of Europe’s waters made
Then the rains came. It rained inces-
the Third Trumpet bitter? Maybe. We don’t know. We’ll
never know. But God does. Shall we
santly for the next five days. The
radioactivity was transferred from the
emphasizes that overlook the preponderance of other
proof because this one detail cannot be
clouds down into the soil. The most
deadly thing about the rain was that the
the waters were nailed down? When is enough enough?
Again, this is a decision that everyone
water flowed into the rivers. These
deadly rivers then wound their way
made bitter by a will have to make individually. It is not a
throughout all of Europe.
Remember the prophecy. It says that star called On the tenth anniversary of the
Chernobyl disaster, Ukrainian writer
many men died because of the waters — Victor Lychyk penned an article for the
because the waters were made bitter. As ‘Chernobyl.’” Ukrainian Weekly, May 26, 1996 entitled,
these waters flowed through Europe, “Did the Bible Predict the Chornobyl
everyone who drank of those waters ab- greater the rainfall, the greater was the Nuclear Disaster?” Endtime requested
sorbed the nuclide Cesium 137 into their amount of radioactivity. Much of Europe permission to reprint the article. The re-
body. Cesium 137 has a half-life of thirty was affected. To those who write The quest was denied. You can see it in full at
years. It goes into the bone marrow and Name off as coincidence, consider that h t t p : / / w w w. u k r w e e k l y. c o m /
can lay there for thirty years before it the Bible said many would die. Many Archive/1996/219619.shtml.
causes cancer. died. But it’s more specific. It foretold Chernobyl closes. Secular papers,
Doctors and scientists say that the what they would die from. Gunshot? upon reflection, quote Revelation’s
worst is yet to come. Generations will be Great hailstones? The beast? A black Third Trumpet, but they know not what
affected. They do not even know how to horse? No. Many would die because the to do next. But you do. There are still
predict the far reaching implications of waters were made bitter. many out there to be saved. ❏
the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Name your own odds. Then multiply
these odds by 500,000 and you will be Endtime carries the video, “Chernobyl –
Coincidence? staring at your personal level of coinci- The Taste of Wormwood.” Pricey at $30,
The prophecy of the Third Trumpet dence to overlook. but it does get the point across. See Order
emphasizes that the waters were made The prophecy says “the third part” of Form. Irvin Baxter Jr.’s Seven Trumpets
bitter by a star called “Chernobyl.” The the rivers and fountains of waters would video is another outstanding resource.
oes Chernobyl Mean Wormwood?”
trying to prove whether this is true or not true.” You have to ‘chernobyl.’” She then proceeded to rattle off the most horri-
understand — it was just me and Him. We were just… sort of ble string of information you have ever heard in your life.
having a conversation. To tell you the truth, the thought of “I don’t doubt that what you are telling me is true,” I replied,
stopping my work on Understanding the Endtime, and launch- “but I am going to write an article on this, and I would like to
ing into what I felt would be a wild goose chase was somewhat have documentation. Is there any way you can help me with
annoying. It seemed unreasonable. this?”
But then, it was as though the Lord spoke back to me, and She called me back twenty minutes later with books and
said, “Look, it won’t take you any time. Just call the library, and page numbers proving that Chernobyl was the Ukrainian and
they will do the research for you.” Russian word for wormwood.
Well, seeing Who it was, I was a little afraid to disregard Just before I hung up the phone, I said, “Ma’am, I have to ask
what I was hearing. In frustration, I yanked the drawer open to you one more question. It’s not normal that you would have
my desk, pulled out my phone book and dialed the reference known all of these things off of the top of your head. How did
department at our public library. I said, “Ma’am, this is Pastor you happen to know this?”
Irvin Baxter. I have heard a rumor that the Russian word for This was her response: “Well, I’m working on my doctorate
wormwood is Chernobyl. Is there is any way that you could re- in Russian right now, and I have just been studying these
search that for me and tell me whether or not it is true?” things.”
What she said stunned me. “Yes, that is true. You see, the Needless to say, when I hung up that phone I was in awe. It
Russians used to take wormwood for medicinal purposes, and made me reappraise the whole Third Trumpet prophecy. I now
the wormwood would turn their tongues black. The Russian had proof that the Russian word for wormwood was
word for black is ‘chernin.’ This is why they called wormwood Chernobyl.
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by Eddie Sax
W o r l d
Eye on the beast… the authority the tribunal may have over to assist Taiwan in maintaining a self-de-
Kofi Annan chose Palermo, Italy, the American citizens… fense capability very seriously,” stated the
Mafia’s backyard, to hold the UN’s his- Kofi Annan blasted the U.S. and other report. “This is not only because it is
toric global crime fighting conference. western nations for not contributing mandated by U.S. law in the Taiwan
Delegates from 150 nations seek to ap- peacekeeping troops to the UN opera- Relations Act, but also because it is in
prove the new “Convention Against tion in Sierra Leone. The diplomatic arm our own national interest. Chairman of
Transnational Organized Crime.” The of the UN is asserting that the entire the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Henry
treaty will become international law ability of the United Nations to mount Shelton, stated that it was imperative to
after 40 countries ratify it and conform to future peacekeeping operations is at risk keep China from becoming an enemy of
its guidelines. Allegations have arisen because of the lukewarm international the U.S. “I’m firmly convinced that we
that the building used for the conference response to pleas for troops for Sierra need to focus all elements of U.S. power
was built by the Mafia itself. “The palace Leone… and diplomacy on ensuring that China
of the anti-mafia was built by the Mafia. Ted Turner has offered to make up the does not become the 21st Century ver-
All of it, from the foundations to the $35 million difference between the dues sion of the Soviet bear”…
roof,” said the newspaper La that the United States owes to the More Pentagon reports: For the first
Repubblica… United Nations for 2001 and the amount time the U.S. military finds itself unable
Pope John Paul II hosted a conference Congress is willing to pay… to confidently predict the outcome of a
on “Globalization, Economy & the The UN Mission in Kosovo is issuing military conflict between China and
Family.” The Vatican has been very in- about 300,000 identification cards to Taiwan because of what it calls “intelli-
volved in globalization matters for Kosovo residents. Many Kosovo gence gaps.” They are also
decades, as the organization itself is Albanian refugees said that their docu- recommending a new policy toward U.S.
global in nature. Just economics and ments were taken by the Serbs during arms sales to Taiwan. Beijing is not ex-
wealth redistribution were discussed… 1999’s NATO intervention last year. The pected to take the news well. The most
Richard C. Holbrooke, the Clinton UN registration effort was used for the significant part of the Pentagon’s findings
administration’s ambassador to the recent municipal elections in the reveals China no longer lacks the capa-
United Nations, leaves his post in province… bility to successfully invade Taiwan…
January. His next job will keep him in Within hours after his presidential vic-
New York City. He will work for the And in the Far East… tory speech, China issued a warning to
Council on Foreign Relations… Many had voiced concern earlier in president-elect George W. Bush not to
The International Monetary Fund will 2000 when the U.S. paraded high cause friction over Taiwan…
be bailing out Argentina to the tune of Chinese military officials through sensi- American intelligence sources report
$39 billion. The aid package is an at- tive areas of U.S. military bases. Would that China just conducted its third inter-
tempt to rescue Latin America’s third the Chinese learn too much? Such “mil- continental missile test. The Washington
largest economy from the severe eco- itary exchanges,” however, have been Times reports that more tests are ex-
nomic problems it has been experiencing happening for years. And now it has pected in mid-January…
for more than two years. It was expected been learned, according to China’s mili-
that Argentina would be defaulting on tary newspaper, the Beijing Junshi Israel and the Middle East…
foreign debt repayments due in 2001. Wenzhai, that the concerns were If Israel does not get far-above-average
The IMF is an arm of the UN. The bor- founded. America’s most up-to-date tac- winter rains, the nation’s water shortage
rower is servant to the lender… tics and strategy military have, in fact, in 2001 will be “catastrophic,” according
The UN War Crimes Tribunal has been guiding Chinese army training pro- to Uri Saguy, chairman of Mekorot, the
summoned United States Army Chief grams. They are well equipped to take on public utility that has developed Israel’s
General Eric Shinseki to provide evi- the U.S. “Know the Enemy and there- national water supply systems since 1937
dence in the 1998 detention of a Bosnian fore Defeat the Enemy,” read the report. and today supplies 66% of the country’s
Serb suspect. Shinseki at the time com- The enemy referred to is the U.S.… water needs. Saguy said the decision-
manded the U.S. “peacekeepers.” The A new Pentagon report to Congress makers in the government only react to
U.S. is protesting the subpoena and is says there are three scenarios that could catastrophes and will only do something
keeping Shinseki silent claiming “com- lead to a major war with China. The when the taps run dry. To make matters
pelling operation security concerns,” and three are: China launches an amphibious worse, Israel has international commit-
asserting that the tribunal lacked the au- invasion of Taiwan, China blockades the ments to supply water to the Jordanians
thority to summon Shinseki directly. island, or China launches an air attack. and the Palestinians from sources that
Some in the U.S. are uncomfortable with “The United States takes its obligation are rapidly drying up…
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R e v i e w
In an unprecedented move, the World resolutions, as well as the demand for Army’s Russian operations, the Moscow
Bank gave a $12 million emergency Israel to withdraw from the Golan court held that “we are a militarized or-
grant to the Palestinian Authority. “This Heights… ganization bent on the violent overthrow
is a highly unusual move for the World A quote from Israel’s peace partner: of the Russian government and represent
Bank since the bank usually provides “The Palestinians are waging a war of in- a security threat to the Russian govern-
loans rather than grants,” said Joseph dependence that will end only when the ment”…
Saba, World Bank director for the West last Israeli settler leaves the territories. Germany approved gay marriages on
Bank and Gaza affairs. “However, the se- When Palestinians become a majority in December 1. Some of the tax benefits
vere economic shock affecting the the Holy Land, they will decide whether were not approved, but the relationships
Palestinian economy calls for a rapid re- to allow the Jews to have a state.” Faisal will have legal recognition. Couples can
sponse that should not impose further Husseini, Palestinian Minister for take the same surname, share household
financial burdens on the Palestinian Jerusalem… insurance and act as the next of kin in
Authority.” The economy has been crip- On December 20, Faisal Husseini key medical decisions. The right to adopt
pled by border closures put in place by posed a hypothetical question in an in- children was excluded. The state of
Israel for security reasons. Twenty per- terview with the Jerusalem Post. Saying Vermont has already approved laws giv-
cent of the population has been unable that another earthquake is expected at ing gay marriages the same legal status as
to get to their jobs, which are in Israel. It the Temple Mount any year now, he heterosexual marriages. Canada is debat-
is not expected that the grant money will asked, “What would happen if the ing similar proposals. The Dutch Senate
be spent on weapons… mosque were destroyed and Israel was (Holland) has passed laws allowing gay
Bill Clinton officially delayed moving still the sovereign power? If Israel agreed marriages the same legal status as hetero-
the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to let us rebuild the mosque, there would sexual ones, including the right to adopt
to Jerusalem for six months. George W. be a civil war within Israel. If she did not, children…
Bush has the authority to move it the day there would be a religious war between Cuba’s communist dictator Fidel
of his inauguration, and promised to do Moslems and Jews.” It is interesting that Castro hosted both Russian president
this early in his election campaigning. an earthquake is prophesied for this very Vladimir Putin and a delegation from
Such a move would be a good prophetic area of Jerusalem in the times just ahead China in mid-December. Putin’s aim was
move for the U.S., because it would sig- (Revelation 11:13, 16:18, Ezekiel 38:19, to reestablish close ties to the communist
nal U.S. support for Israel and place Zechariah 14:4)… island nation, which had been broken off
further distance from the International ten years ago. He condemned the U.S.
Community. It is possible, however, that Last but not least… economic embargo of Cuba. China’s
Bush has reconsidered the move at this Thank you, Toshiba. Its new PC Card Foreign Trade and Economic
time in light of the current political situ- Fingerprint Reader will allow users to log Cooperation Minister Shi Guangsheng
ation… on to their Toshiba laptops by placing a signed two accords with Castro intended
Israel is anticipating a regional war finger in the device. In addition to the to boost trade between the two commu-
with the Arab world, including Iraq and convenience, users will enjoy a higher nist countries…
Iran, if the Hizbullah should attack on level of security. No passwords, no user The European Union is assembling an
the northern Israeli border. Israeli names. Just you… army—the EU Rapid Reaction Force,
National Security Adviser General Uzi George W. Bush announced plans to and Russia now wants to be included.
Dayan says they would retaliate against create a White House “office of faith- The planned 60,000-member EU army is
Syrian military installations in Lebanon. based programs.” He says he will explore independent of NATO. Friction
Such a move, it is expected, would result the role religious organizations may play abounds. Recall, NATO was originally
in Iraqi and Iranian intervention. The in programs that the government tradi- established by the U.S. and European
U.S. has urged Syria to back off… tionally administers. Bush envisions countries to stand in opposition to the
On December 1, the UN General faith-based organizations receiving fed- Soviet Union. We now see possibly de-
Assembly followed its general custom eral funds in such a way that they are not veloping an army comprised of Europe
and condemned Israel. It strongly criti- hindered by government interference… and Russia, with the U.S. on the outside.
cized its policies toward Palestinians and The Salvation Army may have to sus- In another interesting move, it was an-
called its presence in Jerusalem and the pend humanitarian operations in nounced on December 18 that Russia is
Golan Heights illegal. The U.S. ab- Moscow because of a Moscow city court planning a new security alliance. This
stained from the vote that claimed ruling on November 28. “Since we have one will include Arab nations such as
Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem illegal, the word ‘army’ in our name,” said Iran, and nations in the Far East, includ-
and voted against all Palestinian-related Kenneth Baillie, head of the Salvation ing China and India… ❏
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Sharon Turns the
Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP WideWorld Photo/Eyal Warshavsky
Barak forced to resign
It’s almost bizarre the way events have
unfolded in Israel since the last issue of
Endtime. When it was made public how
much Prime Minister Barak had offered
to give away at Camp David, his coali-
tion partners began to forsake him like
rats leaving a sinking ship. Barak had
out-liberaled the liberals.
The issue that even Barak’s partners
couldn’t swallow was the offer he made
to permanently place the entire Temple
Israeli protesters stand with placards outside the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, January
Mount under Palestinian sovereignty. In
8, 2001. An estimated 300,000 to 400,000 Israelis streamed into Jerusalem in defense of the
his 1999 election campaign, Barak had
Temple Mount that they would have to cede under the current U.S. Middle East peace plan. The
promised that he would never surrender
writing projected onto the wall reads “Jerusalem, I pledge my allegiance to you.”
Jerusalem. Yet one short year later he of-
fers to do just that.
As the indignation grew against what that Benjamin Netanyahu would defeat Barak. As it turned out, Sharon became
Barak was willing to surrender, it finally Barak in an election by 20% or more. the opposition party’s nominee. That
became obvious that the Knesset would However, there is a law in Israel that, in part of the story turned out just like
vote no-confidence in Barak, which case of a prime minister’s resignation, Barak planned it. However, the rest did
would force new elections for both Prime only members of the Knesset are permit- not.
Minister and the entire Knesset. ted to run for the prime ministership.
When Netanyahu was defeated in the Who is Ariel Sharon?
Slippery as an eel 1999 elections, he resigned from the Ariel Sharon is Israel’s modern warrior
Before the no-confidence vote could Knesset. This made Netanyahu ineligible hero. He fought in the 1948 War of
be completed, Barak stunned the nation to run against Barak. Barak’s resignation Independence, in the 1956 Suez
and the world by tendering his resigna- had eliminated his number one rival. Campaign, in the Six-Days War of 1967,
tion. Why would he do such a thing? It This left only Ariel Sharon to run and then was the hero of the 1973 Yom
turns out that there was a method behind against Barak. At the time of Barak’s res- Kippur War. Sharon’s nickname “bull-
his madness. ignation, polls indicated that Sharon was dozer” pretty much says it all. When
All the polls in Israel were showing only 3 or 4 percentage points ahead of something needs to be moved, even if
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the job is not pleasant, Sharon is your
AP WideWorld Photo/Michel Euler
When it became known that Barak
had offered to surrender the Temple
Mount, Sharon scheduled a visit to the
site of the Holy of Holies to declare,
“We will never surrender this site of our
First Temple and our Second Temple.
Arafat used Sharon’s visit as an excuse to
launch a new round of terrorism for
which Sharon has received much of the
Barak thought that Sharon, at 72 years
of age, would be easy to defeat. But it
hasn’t quite turned out that way.
As a matter of fact, the latest reports
are placing Sharon 28 percentage points
ahead in the polls with the election a
mere four weeks away.
The tide has turned
Many lovers of Israel have watched Israeli protesters stand with placards at the entrance of the walled Old City of Jerusalem near the
with dismay as the Jewish nation seemed Jaffa Gate leading to the Christian quarter, January 8. The Temple Mount has now become the
powerless to stop the blasphemous poli- sole remaining issue of contention in the Middle East. Not coincidentally, the Bible prophesies that
cies of Ehud Barak. It was as though the such will be the case.
Jewish people were sheep without a shep-
herd. When Sharon walked onto the
Temple Mount, declaring that Israel Formula for Armageddon Promised Land. Even though she will
must never surrender the place that God Many opponents of Ariel Sharon say teeter on the brink of defeat and total an-
chose to place His name, the tide in that a vote for Sharon is a vote for nihilation, Israel’s Messiah will intervene
Israel began to turn. Armageddon—and they may be right. in that last battle and will save her. It is
Over the next two months, a new un- We don’t yet know the path that events at Armageddon that redemption will
derstanding dawned on the people of will take. But we do know that Israel has come to Israel. Her enemies will be de-
Israel. They had been shocked that their an unavoidable date with Armageddon. stroyed. And “…the LORD shall be king
leader, Barak, had offered to surrender so While all the connotations concerning over all the earth: in that day shall there
much to the Palestinians. They had been Armageddon have been bad, perhaps we be one LORD, and his name one”
more shocked that Arafat had rejected should be reminded of the positive side (Zechariah 14:9). Furthermore, Israel
this offer, demanding even more. The of what will happen there. It is at will finally know what that one name of
Israeli public finally realized that Arafat Armageddon that Israel will fight for her the LORD is—Jesus! ❏
would never be satisfied until they were
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he mere mention of the word Armageddon evokes
ominous images of apocalyptic slaughter, nuclear
holocaust and blood flowing to the horse bridles.
We never look at the bright side of the Bible’s
prophecies about the world’s final war.
But, believe it or not, there is a bright side, a very bright side.
It is at Armageddon that the kingdoms of this world become
the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ (Revelation 11:15).
This is the time when the failed human governments of this
earth will be abolished, and we will crown Jesus King of kings
and Lord of lords.
The Jewish people will bear the brunt of the Battle of
Armageddon. Scripture indicates that one-third of Israel could
possibly be destroyed in that battle. On the other hand, it is at
Armageddon that the Jewish nation will end its 4,000-year
search for the Messiah.
Zechariah 14:3-4 indicates that Jesus will intervene on
Israel’s behalf and that He will actually stand on the Mount of
Olives. It is at that time that Israel will rush to the Mount of
Olives to greet Him! According to Zechariah 13:6, they will
notice the nail scars in His hands and feet and will ask how
they got there. The answer will remove the veil from Israel’s
eyes, and the entire nation will embrace Jesus as their Messiah
and their Lord.
What an incredible turn of events! One minute, Israel will be
fighting for her very existence. The next minute, she will be
glorying in the face-to-face introduction to her Messiah!
It is also at Armageddon that the tyrannical one-world gov-
ernment of the Antichrist will be destroyed. At this same time,
the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be cast alive into the
lake of fire.
Another major event that happens at this time is described
in Matthew 24:30-31, "And then shall appear the sign of the
Son of man in heaven: ant then shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds
of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send His
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17 17 18
19 20 21 22 22
23 24 25 26 27
Across 28 29
1. Speak 30 31 32 33
2. Esther, abbr. 34 30 32 35 31 36 37 38
39 39 36 40
10. Beryllium, symbol
11. Jehovah has become my salvation 38 41 42
14. Illicit sex 43 44 41 44 42
17. Physical education, abbr.
18. Opposite of stay 45 47
19. Enan's son 46 47 48
22. “...___ thine house...” Ruth 4:11
50 51 53 53 49 54
26. Accomplish 50 51 52 53 54 57 55 56
28. Pigs 59 57 57 58 59 60 58
30. Outfield, abbr.
60 61 62 62 63 64
33. Here, Old English 65
36. “...Shallum, and Telem, and ___.” 66 66 67 69 67
37. “Helez the Paltite, ____...”
2 Sam. 23;26 66. Accordingly, Old English 24. Esteem
39. Reconcile 67. A son of Bela (1 Chr 7:7) 25. People who live there
40. Single (Deu 6:4) 27. “...either good___bad.”
41. “...____of the house...” Down Gen. 31:24
2 Chr. 8:16 29. Purposed
42. Revelation, abbr 1. “ ... God created ___ heaven ...” 31. Accomplished
43. Royal males Gen 1:1 34. Spoke
44. Total (Num 1:2) 3. Prevent 35. Rule, Old English
45. An altar (Josh. 22) 5. Ecclesiastes, abbr. 38. After six
46. Nations 6. opposite of in 48. “...____him in vestures...”
47. Range of large hills 7. Disgusting things Gen. 14:42
50. View 8. Shoham's brother 49. We
53. Utilize, Jer. 46:11 9. Induim, symbol 51. One of the two things God
55. “...___ turn many away...” Mal. 11. “See, ______ field..” 2 Sam. 14:30 created 'in the beginning'
2:6 12. Ghost 52. “... testified to his ___...,”
58. Even (Phile 1:9) 13. An interval Ex. 21:29
60. Fight between countries 15. “...to fetch ___.” Ex. 2:5 54. Seeing organs (Mal 1:5)
61. Intoxicated 16. Arsenic, symbol 56. Possessive pronoun
62. “...___, saith the LORD.” 18. Who Jesus is 57. “Sufficient ___the day...”
Hag. 2:17 20. Potipherah was a priest of this Matt. 6:34
63. A tree (Is. 44) (Gen 41:45) 59. Particular
65. Bright red 21. Crowds 64. “...between Bethel and ____;...” 31
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SEEK & FIND
Seek & Find
By N. Teri Grottke
One World Government
AFTER HEADS SAND
W S D A E H E R O F E P T B M H T I A F
AGAINST HEALED SAVE
H A P O W E R M W I D G M S N O G A R D
ANOTHER HEAR SAYING
BEAR HERE SEAT O Y T O V E R C O M E A A S U T E E F L
BEAST HORNS SELL S I G H T H O S E C L T E M A M F I I E
BEHELD HUNDRED SIGHT E N H U N D R E D N O P U V I V R V R O
BOTH IMAGE SLAIN S G K D Y W H Q C O M I N G A S E E N P
CAUSETH INTO SPAKE R E D A O T O T S A E B S F T H W A E A
COME LAMB SPEAK I I L N E W R U B E H E L D R F M M B R
COMING LEOPARD SPEAKING S L N L A P N O N T H G I R R E A N E D
DEATH LIFE STOOD 0 E E T T D S S K F D H W I O S N E L A H
DOETH LION SWORD
1 A X O A O P S W O R D E M T A E R G R E
DOWN LIVE TABERNACLE
DRAGON MANY THAT 2 N E L B H C I H W C H H Y S K R E T F A
EARTH MARK THEIR 3 O R I E H T D O O T S D E R E D N O W R
EXERCISETH MONTHS THERE 4 T C F R E R E C E I V E A A N A H H D T
FAITH MUST THEREIN 5 H I E N O K Y S S F S M O A L B T T E H
FEET NAME THEY 6 E S S A P H A N U D Z S H H T E O D A R
FIRST NAMES THOSE 7 R E L C E T T P A A S H T N O M D T T H
FOREHEADS OPENED UPON 8 O T A L N I D E S M C T H E R E I N H W
FORTY OVER WERE 9 O H I E E W H T S N I A G A L I O N L S
FREE OVERCOME WHICH
0 P L N Y D E D N U O W Q S P E A K I N G
FROM POOR WHOSE
GREAT POWER WITH
HAND RECEIVE WONDERED
HATH RIGHT WOUND
HAVE RISE WOUNDED
By N. Teri Grottke
1 T E L L 3E S T 6 D E S O L A T E B
10 H 11 T 11 I C U 13 B B E
Whetstone Answers J E S U
O P 17
R N I
C A T I
N S N
A H I R A O M 22 I N T O
B R C O N S U M M A T I O N D O
S W I N E L D N A D R
1. B, The Tempter (Satan), Matt. 4:3,5 11. D, Jordan, Matt. 3:13 T O F T H E M H I T H E R
2. A, Jonah, Jo. 3:7, 4:1 12. C, Nobleman’s, Jn. 4:46 T 30 32 R 31 U R I I R A I T S
3. C, David, I Sam. 16:1-13 13. A, John, Check Index A G R E E L T 39 R B 36 O N E E
4. D, 100% (all of them), Ex. 14:28 14. A, Samson, Jud. 14:5-6 L 38 I F O U N D A T I O N R E V
K I N G S I 44 D T 41 T S U M 42 E
5. A, Jericho, Heb. 11:30 15. C, Good News, Check Dictionary
E N L E D I A I 47 N
6. A, Peter, Acts 2:30 16. B, Faith, Eph. 6:16
D P E O P L E S M O U N T A I N S
7. B, Weep, Gen. 43:29-30 17. D, Daniel, Daniel 2:1-45, 5:10-29 50 T 51 E 53 53 U 54 N T R E
8. B, Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost 18. A, John, Check Index B E H O L D U S E 57 S R D I D
9. C, A leper, Mark 1:40 19. D, Numbers, Check Index 59 57 A W U Y E T W A Y 58 T
10. B, Moses, Check Bible References 20. B, Isaiah, Isa. 37:1-2 60 D R U N K E N M E H Y 62 A S H
T E T S C A R L E T A
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ANALYSIS: Did the Bible predict the Chornobyl nuclear disaster? (05/26/96)
ANALYSIS: Did the Bible predict the Chornobyl nuclear disaster?
by Victor Lychyk
The April 26 anniversary of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident at the Chornobyl power
station in Ukraine has drawn attention to the massive amount of problems that remain or are even
growing 10 years after the explosion and fire occurred. At conferences and lectures, as well as in the
mass media, the catastrophic ecological, medical and economic consequences of the accident have been
Some have suggested the accident and its far-reaching and deadly effects could have been predicted and,
therefore, avoided. For example, on March 27, 1986, exactly one month before reactor No. 4 exploded,
an article appeared in the weekly newspaper Literaturna Ukraina that described in detail numerous
problems that had besieged the plant during the construction, then in progress, of reactor No. 5. They
included errors in planning, shortages and defects in construction materials, and low worker morale.
Author Liubov Kovalevska, then editor of the Prypiat newspaper Trybuna Enerhetykya, did not limit
herself to problems surrounding the fifth reactor. Rather, she pointed out that "the problems of the first
energy block were passed on to the second, the second to the third, and so on. And together with this they
expanded...and there were a huge number of unsolved problems." While at the time Ms. Kovalevska was
reproached and demoted by local officials for writing this piece, her article came to be cited by many
both in Ukraine and the West as a warning that should have been heeded in order to avert the disaster that
would occur just one month later.
Was the accident prophesied?
Is it possible, however, that the Chornobyl disaster could have been predicted or, more precisely,
prophesied much earlier, nearly 2,000 years ago in the Bible?
To answer this question, let us first examine what the word "chornobyl," after which the town and
nuclear plant are named, means in Ukrainian.
The term "chornobyl" refers to a plant that belongs to the genus Artemisia and the species vulgaris. It is
described as a "perennial herbaceous plant with a brownish-black stem used in medicine; a variety of
wormwood." In fact, all plants of the genus Artemisia are commonly referred to as wormwood.
Wormwood is noted for its strong fragrance and bitter taste. Its extract is used for making alcoholic
beverages such as wormwood wine or vermouth. Medicinally, it has been used to expel worms from the
body and received its name because of this function.
The Bible contains several references to wormwood. The one that concerns us here occurs in the last
book of the New Testament, Revelations. In this book the apostle John describes the vision he received
of the Apocalypse that will occur at the end of the world. In Revelation 8 he writes:
"And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it
fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of water. And the name of the star is called
Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters
because they were made bitter."
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The burning star
In this passage, wormwood is clearly a harbinger of great misfortune. If the images presented here are
interpreted in terms of the disaster at Chornobyl, then the great burning star could symbolize the
explosions and fire at the plant. The fire lasted for 10 days and was marked by heroic efforts of numerous
clean-up workers, or "liquidators." Ultimately, hundreds of thousands of liquidators were dispatched to
the forbidden zone in the months following the accident. Many of them have since died or have fallen ill
as a result of the massive doses of radiation that they received.
The rivers and fountains of water
Another aspect of the misfortune described in these verses is the deadly contamination of a great amount
of water. If we look at the location of Chornobyl on the map, we find that it is situated on the Prypiat
River, not far from where it flows into the Dnipro River's Kyiv Reservoir, the third largest reservoir in
Ukraine, with a surface area of 922 square kilometers. One of the major uses of this reservoir is to store
Immediately after the reactor explosion, researchers noted radioactive contamination of the Dnipro,
Prypiat and other rivers. During the past 10 years, the over-all level of radioactive contamination of river
water itself has fallen, though it should be noted that radionuclides tend to settle on the bottom of the
So the potential for future contamination remains. According to a recent report in The Washington Post,
"the immediate hazard" is that the sarcophagus, the structure that houses destroyed reactor No. 4, is
deteriorating and "leaching radiation into the ground water that slowly is making its way to the nearby
Dnipro River. Radioactive contamination of the Dnipro would threaten drinking water for Kyiv, just
downstream, and many other Ukrainian cities."
According to Ukrainian physician, medical researcher and Ukraine's current Ambassador to the U.S. Yuri
Shcherbak, it is not only radiation from the decaying sarcophagus, but also from hundreds of hastily
made "burial sites" filled with radioactive waste in the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around Chornobyl
that "may account for the substantial contamination of the sediments of the Dnipro River and its
tributary, the Prypiat, which supply water for 30 million people." These repositories of radioactivity must
be removed if further contamination is to be prevented.
Returning to the passage from Revelations, it is possible that the rivers referred to are the Prypiat and
Dnipro (among others), and that the "fountains of water" are the Kyiv Reservoir and other affected
sources of drinking water.
The source of contamination: wormwood
It is understandable why the apostle John uses wormwood as a symbol for the substance that makes the
water bitter and contaminates it. As noted above, wormwood is proverbial for the bitter taste of its
extract. Yet the bitterness of wormwood is to be understood not only literally, in terms of its flavor, but
also figuratively, in terms of a bitter experience. After all, we see in this passage that the water it
poisoned caused the deaths of many.
This figurative usage of wormwood goes as far back as the Old Testament. In the Book of Amos, for
example, the author-prophet writes "You have turned justice into poison, and righteousness into
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wormwood" (7:12). The author of Lamentations bemoans the fact that "He hath filled me with bitterness,
he hath made me drunken with wormwood" (3:15) and also writes about "Remembering mine affliction
and my misery, the wormwood and the gall" (3:19).
This meaning of the word has survived through the ages up to modern times and is found in many
cultures and languages, including English. In the Oxford English Dictionary, for example, the second
meaning of wormwood is an "emblem or type of what is bitter and grievous to the soul."
This meaning is echoed in other lexicographic references and in literature. In Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
(Act III, Scene 2), the title character uses this word in an aside to the audience. In mid-19th century
America, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" that "My life is bitter as wormwood."
And the name of the star...
While the connection between wormwood and bitterness may be clear, one can still ask why John chose
to name a star after this plant. The answer may lie in taking a closer look at the wormwood plants
themselves. We already know that wormwoods comprise the genus Artemisia. According to the botanic
system of classification, Artemisia belongs to the family Asteraceae, which belongs to the order
Asterales which, in turn, belongs to the subclass Asteridae. What the family, order and subclass name all
have in common is their root, namely, aster, which is the Greek and Latin root meaning "star".
The root aster is in all likelihood used to describe the numerous plants in these groups because their
shape in some way resembles that of a star. If we think of plants that belong to the other Asterales, such
as asters, marigolds, daisies and sunflowers, the resemblance to the star shape becomes clear. The very
word sunflower suggests a star-like appearance because the sun is, of course, a star. While the flowers of
the wormwood may not be as obviously reminiscent of a star as the sunflower or the aster, it may be
possible that something about the wormwood's appearance, in addition to its taste and meaning, caused
John to choose it as the name for the star in the quoted passage.
Prophecy or coincidence?
It has been suggested that there are numerous similarities between the events described in Rev. 8:10-11
and the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster. The burning star recalls the explosion and fire, the
poisoned rivers and fountains of water in the Bible bring to mind the contaminated rivers and water
reservoirs affected by the Chornobyl plant's unleashed radioactivity, the name of the Biblical star
Wormwood has the same meaning as the name of the Ukrainian town where the disaster occurred.
Do the similarities between the tragedy at Chornobyl and Revelations 8:10-11 imply that this Biblical
passage contains a prophecy that has been fulfilled, or are they merely a coincidence? This is a decision
that everyone will have to make individually.
However one answers this question on this, the 10th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, everything
must be done to ensure that the destroyed but still dangerous reactor is safely sealed, the present situation
is contained, those people affected by the explosion receive the care they deserve, and all necessary
precautions are taken so that no such nuclear catastrophe occurs in the future.
If one accepts Rev. 8:10-11 as prophecy, then at least such measures would ensure that these verses
represent a prophecy that has already been fulfilled, and do not contain the prophecy of a worse disaster
yet to come, a prophecy to be fulfilled if the appropriate measures are not taken.
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