Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Global SITREP C9:17: Fire, Fury and Power Like The World Has Never Seen Before



UPDATE 15 August 2017: I believe we have just witnessed a prime example of, as Paul referred to it, katechō, the withholding, the restraining upon the works of pure evil in the world. Probably none but the indwelt bride of Christ in this world would see the backing down of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the work of the Holy Spirit. Most will attribute what has just occurred to newly invoked economic sanctions and the power of Communist China or the threats of the American president, or some such other worldly nonsense. However, we must know that it is the Holy Spirit executing the will of Almighty God which has, temporarily at least, restrained the ultimate expression of lawlessness upon the world. Praise God.

11 August 2017: Recently we all heard President Trump warn the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un of the apocalyptic-sounding 'fire, fury and power like the world has never seen before' should he chose to act stupidly. Make no mistake, what American president said was neither a bluff nor an idle boast. It was a very real potential should Kim Jong-Un follow through on the military plan North Korean generals have presented to him of launching a salvo of four IRBMs at the U.S. territory of Guam, Marianas Islands next week. In less than ten days we'll know if North Korea's Communist Chinese and Russian oligarchs have been able to convince the madman to stand down, shut up and prepare to give up his weapons; that the whole world stand against him and his regime.

President Trump's words immediately brought to mind a verse from Revelation 13:4 about the absolute power that the Antichrist will wield in the near future; power such that none would dare make war (Gk: polemeō) against him. This brings to mind what has been stated on Eschatology Today in recent months concerning American military power; that it is far more robust, deadly and immediately available than almost everyone tends to think - especially a great many prophecy teachers - and even after eight years of Obama Administration downgrades and financial sequestering. This kind of on-call kinetic military power, like an undetectable black cat in a totally darkened room, remains unseen by anyone in this world save for a few who are aware of its existence. 

Getting back to Revelation 13:4 there is something in the context of that verse which I feel the Lord wanted to make known as I studied it within the past couple of days. Taken in the context of other Scripture (II Thessalonians 2, for example) I believe the God-breathed words of this passage express the blessed hope of the Harpazo of the bride of Christ very unambiguously occurring PRIOR TO  the revealing of the Antichrist and his ascension to absolute power.

Revelation 13:1 begins with John standing on a sandy shoreline seeing the beast rising up out of the sea (gentile nations). Notice three of the ten heads spoken of elsewhere in Scripture are already gone, plucked out by their roots. So what John sees is a seven-headed beast wearing 10 crowns of political authority, with a blasphemous name written on each of the seven heads. 

The first part of verse two evokes the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman Empire aspects of this coming fourth and final world empire. However, the second part of verse two is critical, and something we need take careful note of:

"The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority."

In the night vision given to the prophet Daniel (Daniel 2:19-21) that Scripture tells us that it is God who puts kings on their thrones, or removes them.  In John's vision what is it that God says? "The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority."  How can this be if the bride of Christ, indwelt by the Holy Spirit is still present on this earth? That God is still attendant on the Spirit-filled Church established by Christ? 

Quite simply and according to Scripture, it is not possible. Therefore, and at that time, the bride of Christ has already been taken in the Harpazo and as seen in Revelation 12:9 the dragon/Satan and his fallen angels are then forcibly thrown down to the earth. When Satan has been thrown down to the earth, and God is then focused on Israel, that's when Satan is allowed to empower, seat the Antichrist on his throne and have him act with great authority.

17 comments:

jmoll106 said...

Sean,
You've laid out brick upon brick the "pretrib" doctrine. This was very insightful, chilling and full of our blessed hope.

Sean Osborne said...

Not many folks understand Trump's "fire & fury" stayement of fact, and most certainly not ANY of the media understand what he meant.

Truman said virtually the same thing to Japanese WWII leaders a couple of days before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were mostly vaporized.

So Trump IS NOT talking about nukes for North Korea, but something far more devastating and unprecedented in the human history of warfare, literally the likes of which have never before been seen.

The world WILL NOT see this new weaponry unless North Korea launches an attack on our bases on Guam.

Lance M said...

Considering the SR-71 was developed in the 50s, my money is on the bet that we have far advanced weapons systems that we can't imagine. Technology doubles every few years, so I can't imagine what we potentially have at our disposal.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

The Truman statement you refer to appears to have taken place after Hiroshima but before Nagasaki.

Video comparison of Trump and Truman's statements is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vAzJYTv6U

Sean Osborne said...

Indeed. Some think they see "alien" craft in the skies (ha ha ha). People watch too much Hollywood.

hartdawg said...

Hey Sean, this is just a little bit before my time, but didn't Reagan make a similar "threat" to a foreign power in the early 80s and as a result, the enemy ceased their activities?

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

It was the Iran hostage crisis, but that was a completely different type of crisis than Truman faced or Trump is now facing.

jmoll106 said...

Sean,
I would like to comment on your explanation of Rev. 13 and 2Thess 2.
Put side by side, I don't think it can be shown any clearer that the bride is removed. I hope your reasoning will bring a conviction to those who believe in any other view concerning the church and come to the truth of the matter.

Sean Osborne said...

Jmoll,

On this issue the Spirit-led conviction I hold to is non-debatable; Iron-clad, Scripture only, and literal.

I'm not of a mind to even consider entertaining an alternative view/comment so as not to confuse anyone on the issue.

Thanks for confirming the clarity!

Sean Osborne said...

Mark,

The Truman ultimatum was made at the Potsdam Conference at least ten days prior to the Hiroshima bombing. In fact the order to prepare the weapon for immediate deployment had already been issued.

What you're referring to is SECWAR Henry Stimson's release of the recorded Truman ultimatum. At the time of this public release Truman was travelling from the Potsdam Conference back to the US.

Sean Osborne said...

It's so very obvious what will occur in the US in the immediate aftermath of the Harpazo of the bride of Christ.

The obvious is that the Antifa fascists and the Neonazi fascists will be at each others throats immediately, thus creating a crisis not seen here in over 150 years.

On neither side of the Charlottesville combatants were there any bride of Christ believers; they'll all be among the multitudes who are "left behind."

Nothing like stating the obvious.

Rhonda said...

agreed, no born-again Christian could have been on either side of the protests in Charlottesville, you can see the hate on every one of their faces. Perilous times for sure, and so sad! I've read online that America's second Civil War has begun? What are your thoughts on that?

Lance M said...

On one site I visit from time to time, the author doesn't believe the Rev 12 signals anything. He believes the rapture will occur on a FoT, and he says 2018 is the best bet. There is nothing pointing to next year?? Anyway, he said not enough things are in alignment this year, but he did mention a major war could change that. I'm reading the article, thinking to myself, you ain't seen nohing yet....the sudden disappearance of untold numbers will have an effect far greater than a major war, IMO. People of all walks of life will suddenly disappear, and the effects will be felt globally. Life willl never return to "normal". Evil will be unrestrained to accomplish many things (with all signs and lying wonders). So much will change on that day. Anyway, it made me say "hmmmm" to myself.

Lance

Sean Osborne said...

Rhonda,

In my view the civil war began the moment Donald J. Trump took the lead in the GOP nomination process.

As I've said several times since then, the civil war pits GOP & Democrat globalists vs. American nationalists.

A distinction to be made here, there are brethren of ours among the American nationalists.

Sean Osborne said...

Assigning the Harpazo to a specific date, like FoT, is not Biblical. It amounts to date setting.

No one knows but the Father.

Great Grany 5 said...

Good morning Sean & Company,

Visiting my family in Branson, Mo. and first time on my pad since arriving here and what a glorious time we are living in! Jesus told everyone for all generations that when we see the prophets words coming into being to look up because OUR redemption is drawing very close to actual being! Well, we are seeing and even my family members are voicing it to me! This morning as my son in law was watching NBC he shook his head and stated they are ALL deceived and believing the lies!

So, like you stated so many times in the past, keep looking up because it is now just a matter of a short time!

GG5/SHALOM & WE R OUTTA HERE

Sean Osborne said...

ART. 1, Sect. 8, CLAISE II of the U.S. Constitution gives power to the Congress to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal.

The letter authorizes the bearer to engage in hostile actions against a enemy of the state. Common usage would be to seize the property or person engaged in the enemy.

I have in mind one George Soros and his financial empire as the singular object of a Congressional Letter of Marque and Reprisal.

George Soros funding of anti-American causes is well known and documented. His funding of "Antifa", for example, has recently been reported to be in excess of $30 million. Google "the anti-fascist fascist" for some additional info on why he has no sense of guilt for any of his life-long fascist actions.