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Coincidences
an open letter
by Ken Crouch



There have been some “coincidences” in the recent past, so unusual that they defy the probability of being mere “coincidence”. As a prayer warrior, and a “watchman on the wall”, I feel a sense of urgency to share these coincidences with you. Do not accept what I will share with you carte blanch, but pray over it, and search the scriptures, and let the Holy Spirit show you whether or not it is true and valid. Above all, please read it.


Coincidence #1


September 13, 1993, Israel signed the first seven year peace treaty in history. The Prophet Daniel, in Dan. 9:27, prophesied such a seven year peace treaty 2,500 years ago. Is the Oslo Accord the peace referred to by Daniel, or is it purely coincidence?
Why is it than none of our prophecy teachers, our Christian leaders, our pastors, seem to have made a connection with the prophecy of Daniel 9:27, and the Oslo Accords, (originally called the Seven Year Peace Accords), signed by Rabin and Arafat September 13, 1993? What is the scriptural basis upon which we can say, “This is not the seven year peace treaty Daniel was referring to.” Since Daniel's 70th week refers to the final seven years of this world as we know it, it seems like that would be a very valid question. Could it be because we have been taught that the Antichrist will come on the scene as a “man of peace”, and that he will “sign” or “make a firm covenant” with Israel. That's what it says in my favorite translation, The New American Standard, and in the NIV Bible. Arafat’s hands are too bloody to be a “man of peace”, so he can't be the Antichrist.
That isn't what the scripture says! The literal translation of Dan. 9:27 from the original language says, “He will ‘confirm’ a peace with ‘the many ones’ for one week.” “Confirm” is a secondary action--someone in the background encouraging, pressing, cajoling and publicly proclaiming support for it.
Though it appears that Daniel's 70th week may have begun with the signing of that treaty, that did not fulfill the prophecy. The prophecy was fulfilled at Rabin’s funeral.
You may ask, “Then where was the Antichrist?” Oh, he was there, and he was very visible. He just doesn't wear a banner proclaiming his identity. The Bible gives us 42 signs of the Antichrist. That particular man matches 27 of them. Most of the unmatched signs are still in the future. Yes, he “confirmed” that peace with the “many” Heads of State who were there. They stood over Rabin’s casket and vowed not to let the peace treaty die, just because of Rabin’s death. They vowed a determination to not only keep it alive, but to expand it and expedite it.
How is it possible to believe this treaty is unrelated to Daniel's prophecy, that it is just a “coincidence”? Does the scripture tell us to look for a second seven year peace involving Israel? I believe Daniel told us very specifically that this is the seven year peace he referred to. Look at the next coincidence.

Coincidence #2
Daniel 9:27 says, “He will confirm a peace with many for one week.” The word “many”, in the original language, is literally translated, “the many ones”, which is plural for “many”.
The unusual coincidence is how you pronounce the word “many” in Hebrew. It is pronounced “RAB”. The plural for many, “the many ones” is pronounced “RABIN”.
That is how specific Daniel's prophecy is. He told us 2,500 years ago, “He will confirm a peace with Rabin for seven years.” That man who matches 27 signs of the Antichrist, and many Heads of State, stood over Rabin's casket and confirmed that treaty with him. As prophesied in Isaiah 28:15, they confirmed a “covenant with death”, and a “pact with the grave”.
How can we call this just a “coincidence”?

Coincidence #3
Isaiah 28:15 prophesied, “You will say, ‘We have made a covenant with death....a pact with the grave....so that the overwhelming scourge will pass us by.’”
In Peres’ book, “THE NEW MIDDLE EAST”, he explained that the leaders of Israel have known nothing but war since Israel became a state in 1948. They want something better for their children. He went on to say they had signed the “land for peace” agreement, “...so that the overwhelming scourge of war will pass us by.” Was their reason for signing that peace treaty a fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy--or just another coincidence?

Coincidence #4 (The Sign of 3,000)
When Moses came down off the mountain with the stone tablets, he found the people worshipping a golden calf. At God's command, 3,000 of them were slain. This was related to the old covenant involving His people. After Jesus ascended back to Heaven, on the Day of Pentecost, 3,000 souls were saved. This was related to the new covenant with his people.
As television was broadcasting the signing ceremony between Rabin and Arafat, the CNN announcer came on in a voice over and announced a record breaking event—”for the first time in the history of the White House there are 3,000 officially invited guests to witness a signing ceremony.” You can check this fact out in the 1994 Almanac, and newspaper articles for that day, both on file at the Public Library. Another coincidence??

Coincidence #5
The scripture tells us that during the final seven years there will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and wonders on the earth. It tells us the moon will turn to blood.
On April 3, 1996, the first Levitical Feast, (Passover), the moon was in eclipse. When it came out, it was blood red, as seen from Israel and the Southeastern part of the US. On September 26th, the last Levitical Feast of this year, Sukot, there was another eclipse accompanied by another blood red moon, visible over Jerusalem and other parts of the world. You can confirm these two events in the September issue of Astronomy Magazine.
How strange--Only two eclipses followed by a blood red moon this year, one on the first Feast, the other on the last Feast of the Lord this year. By the way, there will be another blood red moon, on the feast of Purim.

Coincidence #6

If, as I believe, Daniel's 70th week, the Tribulation Period began with the signing of that seven year peace, September 13, 1993, the mid-point of the seven years is in the February-March, 1997 time frame.
There is a comet, Hale-Bopp, which will be visible to the naked eye this fall. It will be at its brightest peak in the February-March time frame. It has a 3,000 year orbit. It was last visible when David first set up the altar on the threshing floor. Is this another Sign of 3,000?
On March 22, 1997, Hale-Bopp will be directly above that blood red Purim moon, (according to that same issue of Astronomy Magazine). March 21st is the last day of winter, March 22 is a Friday, (Hebrew Sabbath starts at sundown on that day.) March 21 is also the Spring Equinox--the only day of the year, by Babylonian custom, that an image can be set up as a deity.
Did not our Lord Jesus say, in Matt. 24:16-20, for those in Judea to flee when they see the image go up, and “pray that your flight not be in the winter or on the Sabbath.”?

Coincidence #7

On September 4, 1993, only days before that peace treaty was signed, there was a meeting of the World Parliament of Religions, in Chicago, where it had met 100 years ago. There were 150 of the world's greatest religion leaders, who met to sign a document called the Global Ethic, what we call ecumenicalism. What a notable Group. They included, to name a few: His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Hon. Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. You will also find 43 other "Christian" leaders along with the great leaders of the Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Jains, Jewish, Theosophists, Neo-Pagans, Satanists, Wicca, Baha'i, Brahamas, Interfaiths, Taoists, Sikhs, and Unitarians. Often in this document you will find the curious grouping of terms "not authentically human." The real bottom line of this document of tolerance (and who will not be tolerated) is: that anyone who says their God is the only true God is "not authentically human." It would not be murder to kill someone who is "not authentically human." Make no mistake about it - This is the New World Order Religious System of the Antichrist. To those who have chosen to worship the creature rather than the Creator, they will think that they are doing God a service by removing the pollution of "not authentically humans." The Internet is now offering seminars for pastors and church leaders who “need” to know more about Global Ethic. The one world religion seems to be gathering steam.
By the way, the real reason behind that seven year treaty wasn't “land for peace”, it was about Jerusalem. It was a secret part of the agreement, and it provides that the Vatican will assume control of the Temple Mount by the year 2,000. It is assumed that they will more fairly administer it, so that Muslems, Jews and Christians alike can have a part of it.
How can all these “coincidences” be just coincidence? The mathematical odds must be astronomical.
When the wise men came to Jerusalem to worship the new born King, they asked Herod where he was to be born. Herod asked the Jewish religious leaders and scholars. They told them that the prophecies said He would be born in Bethlehem, and the wise men went there. Isn't it odd, not one religious leader or scholar went with them. They were the most religious people in the world. Under oppression by Rome, they were desperately looking for their coming Deliverer. How is it that they missed the event they were hoping for?
“Well everyone knows God will have His Son born in Jerusalem. This is the center of all religious thought and activity. God established the altar and the temple here. The prophets operated out of here. David ruled from here. All our religious leaders are here. God's Word is here. Obviously, the Messiah will check in with us first. Bethlehem?? That's just symbolic. He's the son of David and David was born in Bethlehem. That's the connection.” They were overly committed to their own agenda for where and when the Messiah would come the first time, and laid it on top of the prophecy--and they missed it.
Could we repeat the mistake they made? Could we be so overly committed to our own chronological agenda for His second coming that we are blind to the signs He is giving us right now?
I know what this does to our teaching about a Pre-Trib Rapture. First Thessalonians, 3:13 tells us Jesus will return with all His saints. “All” means Old Testament saints, New Testament saints, and Tribulation saints. Before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, at John 11:23, He told Martha that Lazarus would rise again. Martha said, “I know he will be resurrected at the last day.” A pre-tribulation rapture precedes the “last day” by at least seven years, yet our Lord Jesus either concurred that her belief was accurate, or He ignored her erroneous belief and let her go on believing an error. How many of our pre-trib teachers and theologians would have let Martha make such a statement, without correcting her theology?
Paul tells us in, 1 Thes. 4:15-17, that we who are alive will not precede those who have fallen asleep, the dead in Christ. Paul tells us in 1 Cor. 15:51-52, that this resurrection of the dead in Christ, and our Rapture will occur with the Last Trumpet. The First Trumpet doesn't even occur until the Antichrist stops the altar service at the mid-point of the Tribulation. The Last Trumpet of God is the Seventh Trumpet Judgment, and it occurs at the end of the Tribulation. (See the 6th Seal, 7th Trumpet and 7th Bowl Judgements--it’s a prophetic symphony. The music for each has a slightly different twist, but they are all playing the same symphony at the same time. Check it out--they’re all describing the same events, and they all happen at the end of the Tribulation Period.)
Revelation 20:4-5 tells us clearly that the Tribulation saints will be part of the First Resurrection, and we already know that we who are alive on that day, “will not precede those who are the dead in Christ.” Brother, we believers will go through the Tribulation, but under the cover of God's promise that we shall not suffer wrath, if we have faith and trust in His Word. The children of Israel went through all the judgments poured out on the gods of Egypt, but they were protected by Almighty God.

If you cannot accept that the Seven Year Tribulation Period began with the signing of that peace treaty in September, 1993, please watch prayerfully for the two confirming events described below.

Two Future Confirming Signs
If, as I believe, the Tribulation began three years ago this past September 13th, two decisive events must occur within the next six months.
The First Event: The Jews will begin the Altar Service, the sacrifice of lambs at evening and morning.
Obviously there is no altar or temple at this time. The original language of the scripture tells us that the Antichrist will enter the “Holy Place”, not the “Temple”. The Holy Place is a plot of ground, not a man made structure. It's where David set up the altar--and there was no temple until after David's death, when Solomon built it. When the second temple was built, the altar had already been placed and sacrifices had begun prior to that.
All the Jews have to do, to legally begin the altar service, is survey the Holy Place and set the cornerstone, (that would require less than a week.) They don't yet have access to the Temple Mount. That access might be as simple as the current Prime Minister agreeing to let Arafat have East Jerusalem, and the Jews get a piece of the Temple Mount. Some believe that was an “understanding” in the secret part of the seven year peace agreement, and except for Peres’ defeat, would have already been implemented. The current Prime Minister can delay it for awhile, but not for long.
Around the middle of July we independently obtained from the Internet, a copy of the Jerusalem Post. In a three column spread the Minister of the Interior was discussing the possibility of allowing Jews to worship on the Temple Mount. Why after all these years?? The article also had comments from high ranking Moslem clerics who stated there was no reason the Jews shouldn't be allowed to worship there. Moslem clerics said this?--Will wonders never cease?
In September and October, 1996, Israel will host Celebration 3,000, recognizing 3,000 years since David set up the altar, and established his capital at Jerusalem. Is this another Sign of 3,000? The man I believe to be the Antichrist will be there at that time. The Rabbis’ have taught the people that the man who can help them start to rebuild the temple and prove that he is the “son of David”, is the True Messiah. This man has the lineage chart to “prove” it--and he is not a Jew. I can provide you with a copy of his lineage chart.
The Second Event: The Antichrist will enter the Holy Place, put a stop to the Altar Service, and demand to be worshipped as the true Messiah. This will occur in February, 1997. Approximately thirty days later, in March, 1997, the false prophet will raise up an image to the Beast.
The man I believe to be the Antichrist is scheduled to be in Jerusalem in February, 1997. By the way, the Pope is scheduled to be there at the same time. It's on their public schedules.
You may be wondering why no one else is saying anything about these coincidences I have shown you. The Angel told Daniel that the words of some of the prophecies he received would be sealed and concealed until the “end time”, and that “men of insight” would give understanding to the people. However, it would be the “end time” before any of those “men of insight” would receive the understanding. The implication is that when they come, we are not approaching the end time, we are already in it! I tell you, brother, we are three years into it now.
Men of Insight

Men of insight, or men of understanding, are prophesied to come and are mentioned in Daniel 11:33; 12:3 and 12:10. There is a way for you to “test” these men of insight. A true man of insight must be able to explain certain prophecies which other high profile prophets and prophecy writers of our time and times past have been unable to explain. I will share with you, the explanation of three prophetic riddles. If, by the Holy Spirit, these riddles are unsealed for your understanding, that is, in itself, proof that we are in the time of the end, Daniel's 70th week.
1) In Daniel 8:13-14 speaks of the vision of the stopping of the sacrifice, and the 2,300 evenings and mornings, (some translations say 2,300 days.) I will explain this riddle to you.
2) The scripture, Rev. 13:18, also tells us, “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the Beast...” I will show you how to do that, but I will give you many more signs than just the number 666.
3) Rev. 17:9, says, “Here is the mind which has wisdom, (understanding)...”, then talks about the seven hills of Rome, and then gives the riddle of the seven kings. No one has been able to explain this riddle in the past, but I will explain it to you.

2,300 Evenings and Mornings
This prophetic riddle is given in the language of the alter service. A lamb is sacrificed each evening and each morning, each sunset and each sunrise. The prophecy tells us that from the time the Antichrist stops the alter service, the evening and morning sacrifice, there will be 2,300 evenings and mornings in which the alter is empty of sacrificial offering--2,300 sunsets and sunrises. There is one sunrise and one sunset in a day. 2,300 sunrises and sunsets equal 1,150 days. After the last sunset, when you have no more sunrise, what do you have?--
you have darkness.
This prophecy tells us that when the Antichrist stops the alter service, we can begin to count down 1,150 days until the sun, moon and stars are darkened. This darkness, the time of the locust beasts, (Rev. 9:1-12), will last five months by the Jewish calendar, 140 days. 1,150 days plus 140 days equals the 1,290 days of the second half of the tribulation, commonly called the great tribulation.
The Antichrist
The Bible tells us to “Calculate the number of the Beast, for the number is that of a man, and his number is 666”. You probably already know how the Hebrew gematria system of math works. The values 1-9 are assigned to the first 9 letters of the alphabet, 10-90 for the next 9 letters, and 100-400 for the last four letters, (they only have 22 characters in the alphabet.) Using this system of math, and applying it to the first 22 characters of the English alphabet, (the last 4 letters equate to zero), we can calculate names in English just as you can calculate names in Hebrew.
There is a man on the world scene whose name and title calculates to 666 in both Hebrew and English. He doesn't fit the image of a strong charismatic leader, and most of us think of him as a “wimp”. He is Prince Charles of Wales.
He was born in 1948, the year Israel became a nation. The Prophet Daniel refers to the Antichrist, in Dan. 9:26, as a Prince of the people who destroyed the Temple. He is a Prince, through his father's lineage, of the same people who destroyed the Temple in 70 AD—the Romans.
He has a lineage chart through his mother's side which shows him to be the “Son of David”—and he is not a Jew. In May of this year there was a documentary on Israeli television about Prince Charles which introduced his lineage chart to the Jewish people. Now all he needs to do is help the Jews get access to the Temple Mount, and he will have met the test of the true Messiah, as taught by the Rabbis’.
The Bible refers to the Antichrist as a “despicable person” who has not yet received a kingship. Prince Charles is not well respected by his own people. He has been through a messy public scandal, and there have been rumors of homosexuality, adultery, occultic practices and spiritualist worship—and he has not yet received his kingship.
When the Book of Revelation told us to, “Calculate the number of the Beast, for the number is that of a man and his number is 666”, it literally gave us his name. Onomastics is the study of names. Any onomastics book will show that Charles means “man”. It means “man” or “manly”. The words “Charles” and “man” can be used interchangeably in that verse without affecting the meaning at all. That verse literally reads, “...for the number is that of a Charles...” Another coincidence??
Riddle of the Seven Kings, (the 3rd riddle): In the Book of Revelation, Chapter 17, Verses 10-11, it says, “There are seven kings. Five were, one is and one is to be. The Beast is the eighth and of the seven.” There were seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire named Charles, (check the World Book Encyclopedia). Prince Charles’ lineage chart shows that he is descended, through his father, from the fifth emperor of the Holy Roman Empire named Charles, of the House of Hapsburg. Prince Charles is the eighth and, (by his lineage), he is also of the seven.
Prince Charles’ coat of arms and crest was designed for him by the British College of Heraldry, using a system of guidelines over 500 years old. It contains all the Biblical symbols of the Antichrist. It has a dog supported by a roaring lion and a unicorn, (called a wild beast with a straight horn, or a wild oxen). Psalms 22:19-21 describes these animals, with a prayer for deliverance.
The composite beast of Revelation 13:2, with the head of a lion, body of a leopard and feet of a bear is symbolic for other people--but not for Prince Charles. It is on his Coat of Arms. It represents the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. These are the animal symbols for France, the leopard; Germany, the Bear; and England, the lion. These nations represented the western arm of the Holy Roman Empire.
That verse also says, “And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.” The dragon is “symbolic” to others, but not to Prince Charles. He has a red dragon on his coat of arms. It comes from the flag of Wales, and it is in his title, Prince of Wales, that Charles is heir-apparent to the throne of Great Britain.
At his coronation, he sat on a chair with a large red dragon emblazoned on it. During the ceremony, his mother said, “This dragon gives you your power, your throne and your authority.” His response to her was, “I am now your Leige-man, and worthy of your earthly worship.” Leige is an old English word meaning “Lord”. “I am now your Lord-man, and worthy of your earthly worship.”
His Coat of Arms contains ten heraldic beasts, which is a first for the British Monarchy. All previous British Monarchs had either three or six, but none have ever had ten. How is it, with all the English speaking Bible scholars we have in this world, none of them have ever noticed the symbols on the coat of arms of the British Monarchs. They have all the symbols of the Antichrist--and they are in plain sight. Why?--because God had it concealed from our understanding until the end time.
When Rabin was killed, various Heads of State attended his funeral. They were shown on TV behind his casket. In the center of the front row was Prince Charles, the only one who was not a Head of State. Even the radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, commented, “What's this guy doing there? He's no Head of State.”
Prince Charles was “confirming”, by his presence and comments, with “many” others, the seven year peace, as prophesied by Daniel. The Hebrew word for “confirm” has a meaning similar to our English phrase, “turn up the volume”. Wasn't that really what he and others were doing by proclaiming their strong support for the treaty and their intention to see it not only succeed, but to expand it and speed it up?
Within two hours after Rabin's funeral, according to the Jerusalem Post, Prince Charles was in Prime Minister Peres’ office “insisting” that he attend a meeting at the Orient House, (in the Palestinian sector of Jerusalem), to begin negotiations to give back the Golan Heights to Syria.
What gave Prince Charles his power? Why was Prince Charles accorded such honor as to be on the front row with Heads of State, when he wasn't one? In what way were they indebted to him? Well, the initial peace talks were held in Madrid, and they were public, with several nations participating--but they broke down. The peace talks stalled out.
Representatives of Israel and the Palestinians were invited to a secret meeting in London, during which it was decided to try secret negotiations in Oslo, Norway. The Israelis were represented by Rabin, and the Palestinians were represented by King Hussein, of Jordan--both are 33rd Degree Masons. The third party at that meeting was Lord Victor Mischcon, also a 33rd Degree Mason--and personal attorney for Prince Charles.
By the way, Prince Charles Coat of Arms has another symbol--The Order of the Garter. The Order of the Garter is the parent organization over Free Masonry, world-wide. When a man becomes a 33rd Degree Mason, he swears allegiance to that organization, and thereby to Prince Charles.

In 1992, Prince Charles submitted paperwork to the European Common Market to become the King of Europe. He was rejected, but has since developed enormous support among royalty and the moneyed elite in Europe.
Prince Charles may seem like a wimp, and lacking charisma. He is however quite athletic, an expert horseman, a qualified jet fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, a qualified helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy, and a senior military officer in all three branches of service.
In 1977 he went to Ghana, Africa where he claimed to have had a mystical experience. I remember the news report in which he said it was like, “St. Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus.”
Charles is a vegetarian and disdains the killing of animals. He is an environmentalist, a humanist, and a globalist.
Is he the Antichrist? Many signs point to him, and I believe it is him. We will not know for 100% certain until the Antichrist stops the sacrifices and demands to be worshipped in the February-March, 1997 time frame.
When The Altar Service Begins

When the Altar Service begins, the world, including the animal rights activists, will go ballistic. It will include many Christian leaders and believers. They will claim that Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and animal sacrifices are an abomination and a sacrilege. It's true, Jesus was our sacrifice, once and for all, but that altar isn't for the purpose of salvation. It is there because God wants it there--and it will stay until the Antichrist stops the sacrifice.
A word of council brother! Do not, under any circumstances, ridicule that altar, or join your voice with that of the Antichrist to stop it. It isn't the sacrifice that angers God--it’s the stopping of it. That is what He calls the Abomination of Desolation. If you join your voice with the Antichrist, God will remember, and He has promised that for those who do, He will pour out upon them all the judgments of Revelation.
Other Events Just a Few Months Away
The Bible tells us that during the last half of the Seven Year Tribulation Period a loaf of bread will cost a days wages. The obvious implication is that there will be a tremendous food shortage. Remember the 3,000 year comet, Hale-Bopp, which will be at its brightest ebb at the mid-point of the seven years? To the people in the Middle East a comet means famine.
You must be aware from news reports, the cattle production in Mexico has virtually gone out of existence. Herds have died in the field for lack of grass and water. In South Texas the cattle ranchers are selling off their herds because there is no grass and they can't afford to buy feed. Some ranchers are selling pregnant cows. If they try to stay in business, it will take three years to recover, (raise a calf to maturity, breed her and get a calf from her).
Due to the drought, Texas grain farmers are producing at 30% of normal, Oklahoma at 10%, and Kansas and Nebraska are producing less than that. The Northern grain producing states and Canada can't plant because of heavy rains and flooding. The grain and fruit crop failures are not just an American problem--it’s world wide. This year approximately 80% of the honey bees have been killed--by another bug. You know--honey bees which pollinate our food crops and help them to produce.
The Federal Government has released huge amounts of it's reserve grain. With the grain and cattle production deficit this year, what will our food stores look like next year at this time?
The Congress has recently passed a bill to remove the farm support programs. Farmers and ranchers are up in arms about it. In a recent local news article, one farmer complained that there will be no more family farms, that they would simply become employees of corporations like Archer Daniels-Midland, (a huge agricultural conglomerate). That's another coincidence.
You see, when a farmer harvests his grain, he sells it to one of the grain storage companies. Archer Daniels-Midland, of the “Super Market to the World” commercial, either buys the grain, or brokers the sale of it to other parties. They and other corporations like them have a tremendous impact upon the price and availability of grain and other agricultural products.
The stockholder with controlling interest in Archer Daniels-Midland is the House of Windsor and Prince Charles. In a time of great famine, Prince Charles will be a very powerful individual.
SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

If what I have written to you strikes a chord in your heart, you are probably wondering, “Well, what should we be doing to prepare?”
Please understand this: I am not suggesting that believers should stock up on food, guns and bullets, to sell their homes and close out their accounts. That would be very questionable advice. For one thing you can't stock up enough to last three and a half years. Obviously you need to pray, and to work with friends and family members and your body of believers to get them prepared mentally, emotionally and spiritually for what lies ahead.
Now some believers will take on a siege mentality; store up food, medicine, guns and bullets, and go into hiding. That may be their destiny. However, here is a WARNING. The Bible tells us, “He who takes up the sword will die by the sword.”, Rev. 13:10. That is what will happen to those believers who take up the gun and become a threat to the government.
That is what happened at Waco. Though Koresh and his followers were wrong and really weird, it isn't a crime to be wrong and weird. The government was afraid of the guns, and considered those people a threat. The point is, don't do those things that draw attention to yourself, those things that make the powers that be feel threatened, those things that put you on the “Bull's Eye”.
Consider this: You can have an AK47 with 300 rounds of ammo, or a nine foot angel with a flaming sword. Which do you prefer?
Some believers will be taken captive and will minister to others in captivity, but many of them will be slaughtered. This may be their destiny. However, a believer does not have to have a “death wish”, a desire to be slaughtered, just to prove they are a believer.
The majority of us will survive to the end if we obey Jesus’ words, “Those who endure to the end will be saved. Pray that you have strength to endure to the end.”
When the Children of Israel came to the Promised Land, they had God's promise that He would protect them and provide for them. They sent spies into the land and learned it was all that God had promised, but they were alarmed because of the giants in the land. Their cry was, “Who will save our children?” Because they had no faith in God's promise to protect them, He let them die off in the wilderness, then He took their children into the Promised Land.
In those days I am speaking about, some of us will make the same mistake the Jews made. We will for some reason believe that we will survive, “but who will protect our little ones, our loved ones?” In that event we will not survive, but God will take our little ones through it safely--and they, having never died, will meet our resurrected bodies in the air at the 7th Trumpet Judgment, the First Resurrection.
The key to our survival and enduring till the end is to believe God. Have faith in His word and ability to protect and care for you, even in those days. He has promised to do that. Jesus, near the end of His time on earth as a man, asked a question. “Will I find faith when I return?” That seems to be His heart's cry, what He is seeking most. It seems to me that building up our faith should be a major priority for each of us individually. May He find “faith” in us.
Unless directed by the Lord to do otherwise, don't do those things that draw attention to you. During those days, your church will not be a good place to be--it’s just a place to be arrested. Don't put yourself on the “bull's eye”. Your church building will not deliver you in those days--but the body of believers you are involved with may. Gather with other believers in private and encourage one another. Help those who are in need, feed those who are hungry, and hide those who are being pursued
How do we survive? Our guns and bullets won't do it. Our stored up food, water, medicine, fuel and clothing won't do it. Our gold and silver won't do it. God will do it. God has promised that believers will be fed with “hidden manna”, and that he will take care of us during those days. Have faith in Him—that is what Jesus will be looking for when He returns.
Very important for now is to be attentive to what is happening in Israel and the Middle East, and what Prince Charles is doing and involved with. Now is the time to begin stocking up on staples, (beans, rice, etc.) due to the coming famine. Do it covertly, and don't store it all in one location--some of it will be plundered. Most important! What you store up must not be intended for you alone, but for other believers who will not have heard or heeded this word of warning. Ultimately, survival depends upon your having built up your faith ahead of time. The time is now!
Brother, there is so much more I want to share with you, but this letter is getting too long, and there are so many more I need to write to. I have shown this letter to Jim Searcy and he will be editing it to make it an open letter on his Great Joy in Great Tribulation Internet web site. Please pray over what I have shared with you--and do not accept it carte blanch. Search the scriptures, and trust the Lord to open your understanding.
I am not a “man of insight”, though by the Holy Spirit I have received understanding from a man who is. His name is Monte Judah, and he is a Jew, (a Messianic Jew), who loves the Lord Jesus. He is very humble and low key. I am not following Monte, the man, and Monte doesn't want followers. I may never see him again. I have read Jim Searcy's book and listened to him speak.. Jim believes Monte to be pre-eminent among the men of wisdom and understanding. Monte and Jim both have Internet Websites.

My letter is only a sample of what Monte and Jim are trying to communicate to the body of Messiah. They have much more to share in their books, tapes, videos and especially Monte's news letter, "YAVOH, He is coming." Jim tells everyone that YAVOH is the best newsletter with which he is familiar. This is a heavy subject, but the coming deliverance of which the bible prophecies speak is exciting and uplifting. Monte doesn't give any new prophecies, and we don't necessarily need any new prophecies--we need to understand those already given in the Word of God.
I bless you, in the precious and powerful name of Jesus, my Lord.
Ken Crouch

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