In my previous article we looked at nuclear warfare at some places in the Old Testament. Today I wish to look at it in a place in the New Testament.
" REVELATION 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel."
We read here there are 4 Angels standing at the 4 wind directions of the earth-holding back terrible winds. Winds here means winds of war and strife. A great prophet in explaining Revelation 7 once said: “ Now, "winds" in the Bible... I haven't got time to run the Scriptures for you. But we can get to this. If it isn't answered correctly, then I'll get it some other time. The four... The "winds" in the Bible means "wars and strife." Like in Job's time, you remember, winds came down and--and took the sons. And you know what I mean; it--it's--it's trouble. See?”
Also take a look at Daniel 7 on how the winds blew there and then world regimes changed. Every time the wind blew, another beast [government] rose up and regime change took place. Let me explain. Children science teaches us that as the sun heats the land, the air above it also warms and then the air starts rising flowing into cooler areas. This starts a cycle of winds that can become mighty, so mighty that they can threaten our very existence. The heat causes the invisible air to become upset and then it moves up, looking for change. It is these pressure situations that create winds.
There is another kind of wind which is created when mankind is put under pressure. As circumstances falls upon us like a hot sun, it starts heating the unseen tempers in us. These tempers express itself to friends and then the friends also gets fired up.
They then begin to rise, leave their seats where they once sat calmly and say “ that’s right! That’s unjust! Something must be done!” while angrily walking the floor. After a while a multitude of hot tempered people is gathered and they then like the wind rises up, marches up to higher places, demanding change. As these tempers rise up they begin to have all kinds of ideas or winds of doctrine as to how they may change their situation and change the world. In Italy pressure gave rise to the idea of Fascism, as a messianic hero lead them to what he thought would be a restored Roman empire. And then that wind really blew hard as he began to conquer new territory starting with Ethiopia. But soon after that, that hot air cooled down and plunged back to the ground killing it’s hero.
Pressure of paying indemnity to the rest of the world the heated the Germans after WW1. The situation became so desperate, that once again a messianic hero proposed Nazism, a wind that swept the world almost destroying it. Pressure on poor workers class Russians after a failed era of Tzars, pushed them into a place where they embraced communism under another messiah and then that wind of doctrine swept the world into a cold war era. The heat of their circumstances forced them to rise up like hot air, carrying seeds of doctrines of hope, change and lasting solutions with it, flowing outward looking for other places to inhabit.
These human hot tempered winds can be devastating, absolutely cataclysmic more so today with weapons of mass destruction in their hands. One more wind like this, between the big guns, and we would be gone. Recently we saw tempers heated in the Middle East, and then we had the Arab spring winds. Again circumstances made the people to rise like hot air, and then it flowed to higher places. And what happened in one country was noticed by another. And so winds blew from one country to another, demanding their dictator leaders be replaced.
Not so long ago we saw how tempers became hot over the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As if that was not enough an economic situation broke out by 2008 and then the winds of change began to blow. Calls were heard saying: “We demand change!” See the hot winds wanted to have the cold air move somewhere else. They wanted change. A politician seized the moment and promised “change you can believe in.” Luckily those winds expressed itself at the polling stations. But in other nations tempers flare up and then don’t always flow to the polling station, but express itself in violence, forcefully moving those cold hearted airs out who fails to attend to their needs. These are winds that have to be watched carefully, as they carry with them seeds of hope which can easily be accepted as absolutes everybody must obey.
How beautiful yet true the Bible when it compares the hot air of war strife in us with winds. South Africa is perhaps the only nation where the winds gather in the streets to dance [toy, toy] when they are upset. It is these kind of winds that only Angels can handle. It is these kind of temper winds that will finally push the wrong buttons to replace things they think should move out so they can move in. No wonder God speaks to the Gog leader of the land of Magog saying He will bring them from the north with hooks in their jaws. [Ez 38] Have you ever thought of what a hungry king of the north, full of nuclear arms could do to feed himself if an economic situation is responsible for them being unable to move their jaws? What would they do? Revive communism? Nationalize the wealth of the world? Go on a world tour to take over the world? I don’t know, but hungry people can be dangerous. And the tribulation is a foreseen period full of hunger, so tempers will rise then and world tours in search for solution will be undertaken. Daniel 11:40 speaks of it.
A hot temper is like the wind in the unseen realms, thus trying to handle it with human hands won’t work. You have to act like an Angel and say: “ Now Johnny calm down. I understand you have a wife and children to look after. I know your salary isn’t the best in the world. Please sit down and let us talk and see what I can do. I will talk to the big bosses about your increase demands. Just don’t do any harm now. You know that’s not the way to go. We can work something out here.” Yes, you have to act like an Angel to cool off hot tempers. We need Angels to “ Hold back, calm down all serious nuclear war talk” unless we have death wishes.
Now to cool off nuclear tempers in the U.N. and between the nations, God has 4 Angels to watch that tempers does not flare up to the point where they throw all caution to the wind and blow us all up. Think of the edgy time the world experienced in 1962. During President Kennedy’s time the world was on the brink of nuclear warfare with the Cuban missile crisis. Had President Kennedy listened to his hard line generals and invaded Cuba, they would have walked into a death trap as the Russian already had short range tactical nuclear lunar missiles there. Also in the area were Russian nuclear armed submarines. Had the Russian nuclear submarines responded to the American boats that pressured them and fired back their deadly cargo, nuclear war would have escalated between these two power houses. And when elephants fights, the grass suffers and then it’s best that mice hide far away.
Declassified information only today tell us how close the world was to nuclear warfare, and how decisions made by single men on both sides avoided the end of the world. You can watch how close the world came to being no more in 1962 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8UdfQKXSY It was as if an unseen hand settled that situation. America and Russia then didn’t do it, but someday these elephants will have a duel. Russia is our modern king of the north, and America is our powerful earth beast of Rev.13:11. So the people from the area of Magog in the north and that beast Rev.13:11 will square off. For now God will not allow a nuclear world war till He has made sure every nation had the opportunity to have heard the gospel.” Matt. 24:14 “ This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Remember in Matthew 24:3 the apostle’s wanted to know when the end shall be. And here in verse 14 He told them after every nation hears the gospel, then it will be.
So we won’t have a world war involving nuclear arms UNTIL that CERTAIN event when that certain nation hears the word of God once more. Who is that last nation that will hear the gospel before the end comes? Read Rev.7:2 “ And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”
Contrary to what you may think, THE JEWS IS THE LAST nation that will hear the gospel AGAIN. When that nation hears the gospel of Jesus Christ in great power of signs and wonders by two prophets of Rev.11, then the end shall come. Yes believe it or not, but the day you see 144 000 Jews receive the Lord Jesus Christ and are baptized or sealed in His Holy Spirit-Then it’s done! “Ef. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” The Holy Spirit is God’s seal, and once 144 000 in Israel have that seal, or that Mark of God, then all God’s work on earth is done. It is finished then Once those 144 000 is owned by God and He places His Holy Spirit seal of approval on them. Everything God wanted to do is finish and “klaar” then I tell you! When this happen watch! The Bible gives us not the time-as no one is supposed to know that, but it does give us the event. John even heard the number of Jews that will be sealed into the Holy Spirit : “ And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel."
Until they come in the Almighty God of Israel shall not, will not allow nations to destroy this earth with their atomic power. He interfere still, and He has 4 Angels stopping the winds of atomic world war from blowing up the oceans, killing sea life, blowing up nature, killing plants, trees, animals, humans and hurting earth life with its fire, smoke and radiation. Rev 7:3 refers to nuclear warfare. “…Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” What other than atomic warfare can hurt the sea, hurt the earth with radiation, and flatten trees at the scale talked about in Rev. 7 & 9 ? Revelation 7 and 9 is all about nuclear warfare.
Do you want to know when nuclear war will break forth? Watch the Jews when they talk about Jesus. They will! They are going to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ over a short 3 and a half year period, and at the end of that, all is done. [Dan 12:11 and Rev.11 refers.] Till when is WW3 postponed? Till 144 000 Jews had received the same opportunity as we now have to have received Jesus Christ as Lord. Until then God shall keep elephant tempers in check not to use it’s most dangerous weapons.
A great man of God once said: “ What is it? The wars are struggling here, struggling there, struggling here, struggling there, trying to... The atomic bombs and everything else are being built up, but they can't do it. They can't do it until the Jews gets a visitation of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Angel said, "Hold it, till we seal the servants," not the Bride. The Gentiles never was a servant; we are sons and daughters. That's the servants, the Jews, Abraham was God's servant. Hallelujah!” His works can be found at www.themessage.com. The gospel of Christ started with the Jews and will end with the Jews. Here is your marker. Watch the Jews if you are a Christian.
If you see them having a religious commotion, building a temple and stuff like that, then be concerned, very concerned. Nuclear war is right at the door then. It’s okay to talk big when all is calm, and you are well fed and all that. But just remember we are not the elephants that have the nukes. We who live in Southern Africa, is more like the mice that should hide when elephants fight. Also know where unrighteousness rules, pressure is applied, temperatures rise, winds are awakened, and change is bound to come. Isn’t that what some in South Africa want? So hot tempered and want regime change because they believe there is too much corruption? Well there will come that certain day when God will allow regime change in this unrighteous world. He will then let loose those 4 guardian Angels that prevent the hot tempers from blowing up everything, recall them to heaven and leave mankind to destroy himself. At that time change shall come, this time under the real Messiah. And then shall come everlasting change you can believe in.
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