Ch. 19 -- Messiah Returns to Marry Whitehorse Bride
(The following is speculation and theory.)
"And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:" (19:1).
In order to fully understand chapter 19, we must take every chapter from 1-3, 4-11, and 12-18 and place them in three parallel chronological lines. Then we must give them all a day-for-day fulfillment within a ten year period from 2017 to 2026. The previous chapters were not mere history lessons. They may occur again to a greater or lesser degree. Careful readers have noticed at least four "Second Comings" so far (Rev. 2:5,16; 6:16; 11:17). These are interventions of God or visitations such as the conversion of Constantine (6:16) or the Protestant Reformation (11:17). This is because these other chapters all have a DUAL application to the very end -- the last ten years. Even other sections of the Bible referring to the judgments of God on individuals and nations (Isa. 13:6,9; 19:1; 30:27-30; Jer. 5:9,29; Jer. 9:9; Jer. 11:23; Ps. 89:32; Matt. 10:23; John 21:22) may have a DUAL application to the last ten years and our Lord's second coming. "For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be" (Matt. 24:21). "And there shall be a time of TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book" (Dan. 12:1).
When the Bible says, "Come OUT of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Rev. 18:4), where do we GO? When we flee FROM Babylon, where do we flee TO? Chapter 19 answers these questions. We flee FROM the United States (Babylon) TO a "WHITE HORSE" in heaven. Since we can't literally travel to heaven, we go to a "WHITEHORSE" in Yukon, Canada.
"In that day, he which shall be upon the HOUSETOP (northern Canada), and his stuff in the house (in the U.S.), let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life (in the U.S.) shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life (in Whitehorse, Canada) shall preserve it. (Luke 17:31-33).
"After these things (the destruction of twin towers) I heard ... much people in HEAVEN ("heaven ... is God's throne" -- Matt. 5:34; "heaven departed" is when "kings and great men hid themselves" --Rev. 6:14-15; "shake the heavens" means "overthrow the throne of kingdoms" -- Hag. 2:21-22; therefore, Canada, under God's Davidic throne, is the Kingdom of God or HEAVEN, and will receive many U.S. immigrants), saying, Alleluia; Salvation, glory, honour, and power, unto ... our God" (19:1).
The "voice of MUCH PEOPLE in HEAVEN " (19:1,6) is symbolically a safe powerful GOVERNMENT HAVEN for Christians. Since the United States as "Babylon the Great" "did corrupt the earth" and is now being punished, CANADA may be this HEAVENLY GOVERNMENT which will receive many U.S. refugees who will have been persecuted in the U.S. Why CANADA? CANADA is like HEAVEN because it contains a "WHITE HORSE" (Sagittarius) in Yukon (19:11) that is outside of Babylon U.S.
Also a lunar crown on the head of Taurus indicates Queen Elizabeth II (Virgo) over Ephraim Canada ("Ephraim is an heifer" -- Hos. 10:11; or "bullock" -- Deut. 33:17 & Jer. 31:18) with a Canadian Crown customs officer at the lunar open-door border. CANADA has TEN provinces like the TEN limbs or horns of Cancer or Scorpio. The French and English live together (Gemini) ABOVE THE U.S. like the HEAVEN ABOVE. CANADA is part of the BRITISH EMPIRE (Leo) which is the Kingdom of God on earth or KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; and God and the British Sovereign continue to sit "on the throne" of Israel (Cepheus) which PROTECTS BIBLE-BELIEVERS. There are lots of bears (Ursa Major; Ursa Minor), fish (Pisces), goats (Capricorn), sheep (Aries), Canada Geese (Cygnus) and American Eagles (Aquila; Lyra) in Canada. Spectacular rivers and waterfalls also (Aquaris and Eridanus). There is no sales tax in Yukon; no medicare cost in Yukon; "north residence allowance" of $6,000 per year for those who file income tax (even unemployed must). Places to fish and hunt plentiful. Self-sufficient people live there. But smart meters have not been installed in WHITEHORSE. This is the "place prepared" (Heb. "Yad Kuwn" which sounds like "Yukon". The Papal & Moslem-dominated America (Aztlan & Islamistan -- "fill to her double") receives plagues for its cruelty to Protestants and Jews and it's blasphemy and idolatry.
"For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever" (19:2-3).
"For ... righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore (America Virgo), which did corrupt the earth with her fornication (Hollywood movies and women dressing like harlots; false religions; fiat paper petro-dollars and credit usury; genetically modified food; evolution hoax; drug industry, etc.), and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand (What blood of his servants? If not for America's oil money, most Gulf states would not have had the wealth that allowed them to invest so much in arms procurement and SPONSOR TERRORIST organizations. When we buy oil from Saudi Arabia, the money goes to SUPPORT TERRORISTS who kill Jews and Christians.) (19:2). And again they said, Alleluia And her (New York and U.S.) smoke (Milky Way) rose up for ever and ever" (19:3). "Alleluia" is Hebrew for "Praise ye Yah."
"And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great" (19:4-5).
And the four and twenty elders (24 stars in Ursa Minor or Lesser Sheepfold or "little flock" in the Arctic north; Alaska's flag is the Big Dipper, so by implication, Yukon is the Little Dipper) (The term "Arctic" is derived from the star "Arctos" in Ursa Minor meaning "Stronghold of the saved." Also known as The Hesperides or "three little maids") and the four beasts (Leo -- Judah, Taurus -- Joseph, Aquarius -- Reuben and Scorpio -- Dan) fell down (rotated behind horizon) and worshipped God that sat on the throne (Cepheus), saying, Amen; Alleluia (19:4). And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small (Canis Minor; Ursa Minor) and great (Canis Major; Ursa Major) (both dogs and bears are prevalent in the Arctic) (19:5).
"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in (lunar white) fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the (lunar white) righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God" (19:6-9).
"The voice of many waters" may refer to "peoples" (Rev. 17:15) who together sound like waterfalls (19:6). Cassiopeia is arrayed in white Milky Way linen whose train stretches across heaven because it consists of "the armies which were in heaven (who) followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine (lunar) linen, white and clean." She has made herself ready (rejected Catholicism & Islam) (19:7). She is dressed in RIGHTEOUSNESS and a WHITE LUNAR LIGHT (19:8). "The MARRIAGE supper of the Lamb" may refer to a Passover Seder (19:9). A BLANKET of SNOW is a WHITE COVERING for all those present at this CANADIAN wedding. The parables of the king who made a wedding for his son (Matt. 22:1-14) and the ten virgins who went forth to meet the bridegroom (Matt. 25:1-13) both now have their fulfillment. Ten virgins are ten lost tribes of Israel. A race, not just a church, is the meaning (Isa. 54:5-8, 62:4-5, Hos. 2:16, Jer. 3:14).
The harlot Roman-Latin church, wife of Antichrist, may deceive five foolish Anglo-Saxon Israelite virgins who must wait for his "return from the wedding" (Luke 12:35-36). Their Catholic religion "slew" the king's servants (Matt. 22:6) while the wise Bible-following Anglo-Saxon Israelite church is five wise virgins who marry Christ immediately. It is also a contrast of two cities -- Babylon (Rome and New York burnt -- 19:3 & Matt. 22:7) and Jerusalem (Whitehorse and Victoria married -- 21:2). One difference between the two groups is that Babylon is not wearing "wedding garments" (Matt. 22:11-14) which is the prayer shawl or "righteousness" (Rev. 19:8). Who does God give his Holy Spirit to? "The Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that OBEY him" (Acts 5:32). Regarding Bible-following Israel, "He shall change their vile bodies, that they may be fashioned like unto his glorious body" (Phil. 3:21). She will now be spirit of his spirit rather than bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh -- "not having spot or wrinkle" (Eph. 5:27). The Second Eve taken from the wounded side of the Second Adam, is presented to him as help suitable to be one spirit with his spirit (cp. Gen 2:23-24; Eph. 5:32) because it is not good that God should be alone (cp. Gen 2:18).
"And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a (Sagittarius) white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war" (19:10-11).
From the crescent in Sagittarius representing Rosh HaShanah, we add 180° till the moon is fully "open" in Taurus or Auriga ("heaven opened" -- 19:11). At some point thereafter Yeshua may graciously resurrect "we which are alive" (1 Th 4:17) to become immortal. This is the lunar clean, white linen that covers the scarlet sins (Isa. 1:18) of Orion, Auriga, Hercules and Ophiuchus (19:8,14)."Heaven opened" refers to the MOON-DOOR on the CROWNED head of TAURUS swung OPEN (cp. Rev. 3 for proof). (Perhaps our Lord returns from the north pole -- Isa. 14:13; Ps. 48:2; 75:6).
"His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself" (19:12).
His eyes were as a flame of fire because the sun is in Sagittarius 10° after Rosh HaShanah. Flaming eyes may indicate that he "is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight" (Heb. 4:12). Many Scriptures tell us that he can read our minds. The Milky Way stars portray many crowns like rings as they rotate (the celestial equator and ecliptic are just two stellar crowns) thrown on the red radius line "sword" on his head. The reason no man knew his name is because no computer RFID chip is implanted in Messiah's body -- the church (19:12). This church is off the information grid and can't buy or sell. Perhaps an EMP forces Americans into FEMA camps where they agree to be chipped in order to avoid starvation.
When Jesus said, "No man knows the day or hour" (Matt. 24:36) and "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons" (Acts 1:7)." he was speaking PRESENT TENSE, not FUTURE TENSE. He said "DAY and HOUR" -- not YEAR. Therefore it has no relevance to us today. There is a 2000-year difference in time between when the angels DIDN'T know the "DAY" and when we DO know the "YEAR." The parable of Matthew 24:37-44 is referring to the fact that "ye know not what HOUR your Lord doth come." It says nothing about not knowing the YEAR. One of the purposes of the parable is to 'WATCH THEREFORE." In other words, try not to be CAUGHT OFF GUARD or CAUGHT UNEXPECTEDLY. That is why everyone should be warned about 2026. "Surely the Lord God will do nothing (second coming included) but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). Recall that Jonah gave Nineveh an exact time frame of "forty days" till doomsday. God also gave Noah an exact time frame of "120 years" and later "seven days" till doomsday. Lot knew about 12 hours in advance that Sodom would be destroyed. And we know our Lord will return in 2026 A.D. The rapture may occur as soon as 2018 if the ten days between Trumpets and Atonement are symbolic for months as well as years. He is "the same yesterday today and forever" (Heb. 13:8) and he says "I change not" (Mal. 3:6). Only CORRUPT Christians will be caught off guard (Luke 12:46). Notice that it was the five FOOLISH virgins who didn't know the day or hour (Matt. 25:12-13). Notice he "comes as a thief" to Sardis only if they DON'T WATCH (Rev. 3:3). He comes to Laodicea as a thief because they are "BLIND and NAKED" (Rev. 3:18; 16:15). "But ye, brethren, are NOT IN DARKNESS, that that day should overtake you as a thief" (1 Th. 5:4). You celebrate the Feast of Trumpets -- and the other fall festivals. Leah was ready for Jacob and enjoyed a seven-day honeymoon, but Rachel was caught unaware and had to wait seven days of tribulation. This event from "ancient times" teaches us "what is still to come" (Isa. 46:10). Many Old Testament stories were intended as "examples ... for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the earth are come" (1 Cor. 10:11; cp. Luke 17:26-30).
"And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God" (19:13).
Notice his red radius line "vesture dipped in blood" (19:13), whether he is Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, Auriga or Orion. Just as Joseph was reputedly dead but actually alive, sold as a slave, and in prison, so will many Christians just drop off the information grid -- presumed dead but alive in a mark-of-the-beast world prison practicing subsistence living.
"And the (Milky Way) armies which were in heaven followed him upon (Milky Way) white horses, clothed in (full moon) fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp (red radius line; lunar crescent) sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a (red radius) rod of iron: and he (Ophiuchus and Auriga) treadeth the winepress (golden sun grape and lunar white grape) of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God" (19:14-15).
His followers left Babylon USA (18:4). But where did they go? To Whitehorse, Yukon. Christians in the U.S. will somehow realize that this town is a safe haven in Canada. Our Uncle Sam may become Sam McGee. God led his "house of ISRAEL ... like a HORSE" (Pegasus) (Isa. 63:7,13) and "the house of JUDAH ... his goodly HORSE in battle (Centaurus) (Zech. 10:3)." They are clothed in WHITE not only because the midnight sun turns night into day, but also because a blanket of snow everywhere makes everything white. Camoflage must therefore be white (19:14). The sharp sword out of our Lord's mouth is an arrow with a two-pointed crescent sword attached as well as a red radius line. "He hath made my MOUTH like a sharp SWORD" (Isa. 49:2). "The WORD of God is ... sharper than any two-edged SWORD" (Heb. 4:12), aimed at the heart of Scorpio representing ten nations [limbs or horns] supporting the Roman Catholic Church (Mexican Reconquista of ten U.S. states). Our Lord will rule them with a rod of iron (red radius line). He treads both the Roman Catholic dragon Hydra grapevine and the Moslem Milky Way grapevine (eastern U.S. may be a Moslem Caliphate while western U.S. may be a Mexican Reconquista) (19:15). The SWORD is the WORD of God (Eph. 6:17) and God is a "man of war" (Ex. 15:3) who says, "Those mine enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither (to Jerusalem) and slay them before me" (Luke 19:27). Christ may wear the CROWNS of Constantine, Napoleon and Queen Elizabeth, etc. -- all who typified his work.
"And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (19:16).
An ancient Akkadian name of Sagittarius is Nun-ki which means Prince of the Earth.
CANADA or "HEAVEN" may be "OPENED" by another Vortigern to mass immigration as AMERICANS flee to BRITISH COLUMBIA (paralleling Great BRITAIN) and Christian reformers meet at WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory (paralleling WHITEHORN Scotland or WHITEHORSE Inn Cambridge). Americans may flee because of the intrusive identification cards and a surveillance system. We really don't know. Therefore, "he had a name written, that NO MAN KNEW, but he himself." Christians, the body of Christ, must go off-grid at this time for their own safety. He is clothed in a "vest dipped in BLOOD" just as Joseph's coat was dipped in blood to hide the fact he was alive.
Christians may survive outside the electronic banking system, unable to buy or sell because money will be electronic, but later to rule this spiritual Egypt as Joseph did. Most of the saints at this time will need anonymity. Perhaps a "death certificate" will suffice to protect their survival. Also the church may need to be proficient at fishing and hunting. They wear WHITE as CAMOFLAGE against the SNOW -- perhaps mountain goat fur garments. Ursa Minor (the small sheepfold of 24 stars around which the constellations rotate) has a star called Arcas or Arctos (from where we derive the term Arctic regions), and means, according to one interpreter, a travelling company; or according to another, the stronghold of the saved (pp.153-154, Witness of the Stars).
When the "hail" falls on the U.S. from Fukushima or nuclear war, notice that the stars representing the radiation particles or missiles, rise from one side of the horizon and follow a trajectory down to the other side of the horizon, an appropriate parallel for the way real fallout or missiles operate. But notice the regions nearer the celestial pole. The stars merely circle without ever hitting the horizon. This remarkable analogy seems to be telling us that the Yukon will be a safe haven from the devastation to come.
One way to travel is with two trucks. One truck could be a U-Haul carrying your belongings. The other truck could be your own vehicle pulled on a U-Haul flatbed trailer as back-up just in case you have engine trouble. "To the church were given two wings (#4420 "pterux"-- pronounced "trucks") of a great eagle (#105 "aetos" -- pronounced "autos" made in U.S.) that she might fly to her place (#5117 "topos" -- top of the world in Canada) where she is nourished" (Rev. 12:14). This "place prepared" (Heb. "MAKON KUN") (Rev. 12:6) may be in the YUKON. Also Matthew 24:28 says, "For wherever the CARCASS is, there will the EAGLES be gathered together." It is remarkable that a town of "CARCROSS" is near Whitehorse, and on the U.S. side in Alaska are two towns called "EAGLE" and "EAGLE VILLAGE," indicating that Alaskans should also "gather together" into Yukon, Canada.
For those critics who say this is far-fetched -- that too much is being read into these verses -- we would like to point out that elsewhere in the book of Revelation, Christ is described as having feet like "fine BRASS " when talking to the Christians of Thyatira whose industry was working in BRASS (Rev. 2:18-19). Christ is described as having "in his hand a little BOOK OPEN " (Rev. 10:1-2) at the time when Christians had the Scriptures finally available to them via the printing press and Protestant Reformation and therefore all held little BIBLES in their hands. Remember that "two wings of a great EAGLE" (12:14) had implications when Christians first came to the NORTH AMERICAN continent (the American Eagle); and a simple word such as "VIRGINS" (14:4) had implications regarding the virgin QUEEN ELIZABETH as well as VIRGINIA in the new world (which encompassed the entire eastern coast of North America originally: "'Virginia' was originally a term used to refer to North America's entire eastern coast from the 34th parallel (close to Cape Fear) north to 48th parallel. This area included a large section of Canada and the shores of Acadia." [Wikipedia]). Even the word "FROGS" pinpointed the French or FRAGGOI (16:13) and "I sit a QUEEN" (18:7) referred to QUEENS New York as well as the Statue of Liberty. Therefore, it would be extremely foolish to ignore the description of Christ in Revelation 19 as it relates to Christians in the end time and the geographical implications of words like "WHITE HORSE." Anytime our Lord is described a certain way, it relates to the true church -- the body of Christ. His body. Recall the Scripture, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these MY BRETHREN, ye have done it unto ME" (Matt. 25:40) and after Saul had persecuted Jesus' DISCIPLES, Jesus said to him, "Saul, Saul,why persecutest thou ME?" (Acts 9:4). Based on this principle, wouldn't it be correct to say that a description of CHRIST is also a description of HIS BRETHREN?
"And I saw an angel standing in the sun (Ophiuchus); and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great (Ursa and Canis Minor and Major) " (19:17-18).
If our Lord returns to earth on 21 Oct. 2026, this "supper" occurs 335 days later around 11 September of 2027. "And I saw an angel standing in the sun (sun in Ophiuchus's foot); and he shouted to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God (19:17); That ye may eat the flesh of kings (Cepheus), and the flesh of captains (Perseus; Orion), and the flesh of mighty men (Hercules, Ophiuchus), and the flesh of horses (Pegasus), and of them that sit on them (Auriga), and the flesh of all men, both free (Aquarius, Gemini) and bond (Andromeda; Pisces), both small (Canis Minor; Ursa Minor) and great (Canis Major; Ursa Major)" (19:18). Do these scavenger birds, like the eagle and crow, actually kill anyone? Or do they just eat the dead flesh? Perhaps both if this passage is literal and figurative (see below).
Remember that an "ANGEL" is a "STAR" and the SUN is a white ROUND object in the sky. Therefore, John could be describing the NORTH KOREAN flag which is the only national flag that has a star inside a round sun. This is not a far-fetched idea when we consider that the Turkish flag is described in Revelation 14:14 as an ANGEL (star) "having in his had a sharp SICKLE" (crescent) when Moslems were used to cut down idolatrous Christians. Then later atheistic Russia was used to punish Moslems under the same symbolism. Furthermore, the Japanese flag was described by the phrase "kings of the RISING SUN" (Rev. 16:12).
Who are the FOWLS? Astronomically, Aquila, Cygnus, and Lyra are birds. Corvus the Raven devours the Hydra (Pr. 30:17; 1 Sam. 17:46). Historically, Ezekiel 39:17 gives the complete sentence. "Speak unto every feathered FOWL, and to every BEAST of the FIELD ... eat flesh and drink blood" (Ez. 39:17). BEASTS with BIRD wings are KINGDOMS (Dan.7:17,23). For instance, Ephraim and Judah "shall FLY UPON the shoulders of the Philistines westward; and wholly spoil the children of the east" (Isa. 11:13-14). Cyrus was styled "a ravenous BIRD from the east" (Isa. 46:11). Powers hostile to Israel were termed "BIRDS" (Jer. 12:9). The FIELD "is the WORLD" (Matt. 13:38). Therefore the world's nations scavenge. Perhaps the North Koreans attack our Lord when he returns, or were in some way responsible for the EMP against the U.S.
The feast for FOWLS is foretold in the prophecy of Ezekiel 39:17-21 (see also Joel 3 & Zech 14 & Matt. 24:28). There the slaughter is revealed of the Communist armies of Russia and China ("Gog [Geougen or Tartars] ... Magog [Mongols; Moguls] ... Rosh [Russia] ... Meshech [Moscow] and Tubal [Tobolsk; Tblisi]" -- Ez. 38:2) which will have invaded Palestine since "I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle" (Zech. 14:2). They set foot "upon the mountains of Israel" (Ez. 39:17,23-24) and God gives the command to "Put in the (Communist) SICKLE" to harvest (Joel 3:13) the Communists. God says "I will rain upon him ... great hailstones, fire, and brimstone" (Ez. 38:22). I am against thee, O GOG, prince of ROSH, MESHECH and TUBAL ... I will give thee unto the ravenous BIRDS of every sort ... I will send a fire on MAGOG ... I will give unto GOG a place there of graves in Israel" (Ez. 39:1,4, 11,17-21)
"And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh" (19:19-21).
Just as CYRUS of Persia RELEASED God's people from the 70 YEARS captivity in BABYLON (609-539 B.C. -- Jer. 25:11; Ezra 1:3), so CHRIST will RELEASE Americans from a 7-YEAR captivity in a BABYLON, and his saints from the grave. Cyrus ("ANOINTED" -- Isa. 45:1) is described as "a BIRD of prey" (Isa. 46:10-11) because "the Persians bore an EAGLE fixed to the end of a lance" (Encyc. Brit. 10:454). In the same way, Messiah ("ANOINTED") is described as "an EAGLE" (Deut. 32:11-12) and has an army of ravenous EAGLES, both literal and figurative, who are resurrected saints -- "kings of the RISINGS of the sun." If the "marriage SUPPER of the Lamb" is eaten by Messiah's "WIFE" (Rev. 19:8-9), and the "SUPPER of the great God" is eaten by "BIRDS" in heaven (Rev. 19:17-18, RSV), then the "BIRDS" correspond to the "WIFE" -- RISEN saints -- his army. Although Anglo-Saxon Israel will have been defeated in war (Ez. 39:22-29), Bible followers will be in the first RESURRECTION as Christ's "army" of EAGLES (Rev. 19:19).
"And I saw the beast (Hydra), and the kings of the earth (Cepheus; Cancer; Scorpio), and their armies (green Milky Way), gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse (Sagittarius), and against his army (white Milky Way)" (19:19). The United States may split into two nations. "And the beast was taken (Roman Catholic dragon Hydra -- western U.S.), and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him (Moslem goat Capricorn -- eastern U.S.), with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast (star in forehead or hand is RFID chip), and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone" (rotated down to horizon at sunset) (19:20). "And the remnant were slain with the sword (red radius line or arrow with two-edged crescent attached) of him that sat upon the horse (Sagittarius), which sword proceeded out of his mouth ("He shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked" -- Isaiah 11:4. The sword is the word of God -- Eph. 6:17): and all the fowls were filled with ... flesh" (19:21) (Corvus the raven devours Hydra the beast-snake's flesh).
"After" (19:1) "the earth was made bright with his (Hercules') glory" (the sun) (2001) (18:1), we come to the MOON in Sagittarius's bow (2017) on the Feast of Trumpets. Christ returns 10° months later "as a thief" (2018) and 10° years later openly (2026) to arrive at the sun in Sagittarius's head (2026) (19:12). Apparently about 335 degree-days later, the SUN arrives in Ophiuchus's foot (19:17) -- perhaps the anniversary of 9-11 -- when Christ defeats the world's hostile armies. Sagittarius occurs in darkest winter meaning possibly that "except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved" (Matt. 24:22).
We have taken all previous chapters of the Book of Revelation (1-3 & 4-11 & 12-18) and placed them chronologically into a modern American time frame culminating in 2026 using a day for each historic year. The following summary is HIGHLY SPECULATIVE and PRONE TO ERROR by its very nature since ONLY God can predict the future with certainty (Isa. 46:9-10).
CHAPTER 3 may be telling us that Andromeda-Laodicea is chained to a career, family and debt obligations and thus will be "tried in the fire" of persecution. But how does Perseus-Philadelphia, with wings on his heels, avoid this "HOUR of temptation"? The same way William Tyndale did. In 1521 the reformers held meetings at an inn called White Horse at Cambridge. This sparked the Protestant Reformation in Britain. In 2022 reformers (Philadelphians) may meet with our Lord in a resurrection at a town called Whitehorse. This may spark the Millenial Renaissance.
CHAPTER 6 may be telling us that there will be persecution of Christians in the U.S. beginning in 2017 and lasting for ten years (Diocletian's persecution may have its fulfillment in a "Tet offensive" style assault today) before our Lord returns typified by Constantine. (For this chapter only we did not change from historic years to days.)
CHAPTER 7 may be foretelling the RAPTURE from the United States prior to the U.S. erupting into violence. Just as Vortigern in 427 A.D. invited Jutes into Britain creating a mass exodus of ethnic Israelites from Europe, so we are instructed to "Come out of her (United States), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Rev. 18:4). These 144,000 will be Bible followers according to the historic parallel and they will be SEALED with the Holy Spirit and RESURRECTED. This also parallels NOAH'S ark, SEALED with pitch, preserving life since "As it was in the days of NOAH, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man" (Luke 17:26-27)." Matthew 24:22 says, "except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved." We believe that there will only be 2 years of persecution in Washington State, beginning in 2023, but 10 years in the eastern U.S., beginning in 2017.
CHAPTER 8 may be telling us that the four Spanish trumpets (bocinas or red radius tubes with sun-bell ends) that bring down the western United States (paralleling the western Roman Empire) will be Chicano groups like "La Raza," "MEChA," MS-13 (cartel gangsters) and "La Familia" (Nuestra Familia) making way for a "Holy Roman Empire" with Governor Jerry Brown as "El Presidente" (Cal-exit) and Eric Holder assisting. Another element is 300,000 Chinese troops in cargo ships embedded in California ports such as Long Beach (also Stockton and W. Sacramento) who may attack key military bases. Chinese Solar Energy farms throughout the U.S. are managed by the Chinese military also. The bow of Sagittarius may indicate civil war in 2018 or later. Remarkably, Spain was in the extreme western Roman Empire just as Spanish California is in western U.S. Los Angeles is built on seven hills and therefore may be the "New Rome" of the Catholic Pope.
CHAPTER 9 may be telling us that just as Moslems conquered the southern 1/3 of the Roman Empire in 150 years, so also Moslems may conquer the southern 1/3 of the United States in 150 days, and retain their hold for over three years. If Constantinople (eastern capital named after first Roman Christian ruler-general) is a type of Washington D.C. (eastern capital named after first American Christian ruler-general), then it will fall, as well as the eastern third of the U.S., after an assault by Moslems lasting 391 days. Merged with the previous Moslem Arab 1/3 now makes 2/3 of the U.S. Moslem. The FBI says ISIS is present in all 50 U.S. states. Moslem towns include Islamberg (Hancock, NY), Ahmadabad (Red House, VA), Islamville (Dover TN), Islamville (York County, SC) and Mahmoudberg (Brazoria County, TX). Obama's Organize For Action may have as many as 60,000 dedicated protesters intent on overthrowing Trump by Coup de Etat.
CHAPTER 10 may be telling us that Constantinople in 1453 was a type of Washington D.C. in the near future when preserving a Christian way of life from destruction will require "fleeing Babylon" as Washington D.C. (paralleling Constantinople) and the eastern United States (paralleling eastern Europe) are flooded by Islam. Bible followers will flee northwest to British Columbia or Yukon (anti-type of Britain) to preserve their Bible way of life. They parallel ELIJAH'S work (Mal.4:5-6) restoring "all things" (Matt. 17:11-- spiritual education) necessary for the Millenium Renaissance and a new "Protestant Reformation" led by our Lord Yeshua (paralleling Martin Luther and King Henry VIII). This may involve preserving many web sites and books. Our job is to preserve the best in American society before it collapses and disintegrates. "But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day" (Matt. 24:20).
CHAPTER 11 may be telling us that just before our Lord returns, two of his servants will again say to the pope (and possibly a caliph) "Let my people go" (MOSES) (Ex. 5:1); and to deceived Israel, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions" (ELIJAH) (1 Ki. 18:21). Just as John the Baptist restored "all things" (Matt. 17:11) in the Torah by removing talmudic traditions (since he was probably an Essene), so they will "restore all things" by preaching against Catholicism (and possibly Islam). Just as ZERUBBABEL and JESHUA completed the physical temple and restored its worship (Zech. 4:12-14), so the two witnesses may assist in building the spiritual church and restoring proper worship. Just as Greek scholars smuggled the Scriptures west which were then translated into a language the people could understand, so the two witnesses will explain the Bible. To "prophesy" is to "edify the church" (1 Cor. 14:4).
"He (Elijah) shall turn the hearts of the FATHERS to the CHILDREN and the hearts of the CHILDREN to their FATHERS" (Mal. 4:6) meaning "If you were Abraham's CHILDREN, then you would do the things Abraham did ... If God were your FATHER, you would love me" (John 8:39-44). What did Abraham do? "Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws" (Gen. 26:5). How do we love Christ? "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments" -- 1 John 5:3). ELIJAH thus turns the "disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord" (Luke 1:17). MOSES also taught the law (Mal. 4:4). After 3 1/2 years (from Yom Kippur till Passover three-and-a-half years later), they'll be assassinated then resurrected.
CHAPTER 12 may be telling us that "He (the Caesar/president) who now hinders (Antichrist/pope) will continue to hinder (the Antichrist/pope), until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked one (pope) be revealed" (2 Thess. 2:7-8) in 2022 for three-and-a-half years till our Lord returns in 2026. He will return to Jerusalem and name it "Yeshua" after himself just as Washington and Constantine did with their eastern capitals.
CHAPTER 13 may be telling us the career of the end-time antichrist will be seven years. After the first 3 1/2 years (Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander, Caesar) he will be assassinated ("deadly wound") and then rise from the dead after three days (Rev. 13:14) when he will reveal his true character in the last 3 1/2 years (Papal "messiah"). He will sit in the Temple of God or Dome of the Rock and claim to be the Jewish Messiah (2 Thess. 2:4). He will come in his own name and the Jewish nation will accept him (John 5:43). He will deny the Father and Son (1 John 2:22). His right eye will be utterly darkened (Zech. 11:16-17) (Islam teaches the same thing about the Dajjal who will have "kaffir" [spelled 666] on his forehead). He will make a 7-year treaty with the Jewish nation which will be hudna (temporary) (Dan. 8:25; 9:27). Along with him will be a false prophet of Islam, the Mahdi (12th Imam), who will create an Islamic state (eastern U.S.?) which mirrors the Papal government (western U.S.?). Nobody worldwide will be able to buy or sell without becoming Catholic or Moslem.
CHAPTER 14 may be teaching us that our Lord who is a glorious Prince will destroy Islam and Roman Catholicism at his coming -- paralleling what Prince Eugene did in the east and the Prince of Orange did in the west.
CHAPTER 15 may be teaching us that just as Rome purged Protestants twice: 1. "Saint Bartholemew Massacre" in Paris in 1572 when Hueguenots were murdered in their beds by Catholics wearing white scarves. and 2. the Edict of Nantes revoked in 1685, we should expect that these two Huguenot persecutions may typify the two rapture resurrections of 1. "the dead in Christ" and 2. "we which are alive an remain" who are both "caught up together" "to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Th. 4:16-17) in 2022 prior to an end-time "ten-year French Revolution" where the immoral, lower class are put in charge since the best citizens have been killed (raptured). Then Napoleon takes control typifying Yeshua our Lord.
CHAPTER 16 may be teaching us about another anti-Catholic "French Revolution," this time emanating from Washington State (parallelling France). The Bible may be outlawed for 3 1/2 years (e.g. 1789-1793). The "Reconquista" of Aztlan, and Roman Catholic persecution of Protestants and Jews in America will cause them to drink from a cup (18:6). Islamistan will also drink from this cup (18:6). Nelson, Kitchener, Napoleon, Patton, etcetera may actually parallel the work that our Lord will do as soon as he returns.
CHAPTER 17 may be teaching us that ten states within the United States may become Aztlan -- a Mexican "Reconquista" and a new "Holy Roman Empire." Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California are the historical seven taken from Mexico. But Oregon, Washington and Idaho may constitute the other three since they typify Belgium, France and Netherlands in the European parallel. This new "Reconquista" could be in reaction to the Islamization of the eastern United States as well as hyperinflation. We expect another inquisition against Protestants and Jews within the U.S. as soon as this takes shape, causing these 10 states to despise this new papal power and destroy it.
CHAPTER 18 may be teaching us that the U.S. ("Babylon") will split in half with ten western states becoming Roman Catholic and the eastern U.S. becoming Moslem before our Lord returns -- just as historically happened in Europe ("Babylon") for 1260 years. Just as the twin towers were destroyed on 9-11-2001 (historicist), we believe it is a type of the entire country being destroyed by an EMP and divided into two prison systems (futurist). "Babylon" U.S. may be destroyed by Medes (Ukrainian Russia -- Deut. 28:49 & Jer. 5:15 "far" is Heb. "rachoq") and Persians ("u pharsin" or Iran)," or embedded Chinese and even N. Korea -- "kings of the east" -- using "hail" (Rev.16:21; 11:19).
CHAPTER 19 may be a summary of all the previous chapters of the Apocalypse in microcosm before the visible Second Coming. Just as CYRUS punished ancient Babylon and killed Belshazzar, so our Lord will punish a modern Babylon and kill the Pope and Caliph. With our Lord are resurrected Christians (Medes and Persians) who march through the dried up Euphrates (Isa. 44:25; 45:1). Christ our Lord will fight against modern Babylon and pull down its twin pillars (Aztlan & Islamistan) in 2026 just as SAMSON did with the Philistine Temple. Our Lord is also JOSHUA (Yeshua) who purchased the "Promised Land" and its inhabitants (earth & its inhabitants) with Israelite blood (his own blood) and fights against seven enemy nations (Joshua 3:10) led by "the Lord of Righteousness" (Adonizedek -- a blasphemous human) after two spies (Josh. 2:1 -- two witnesses) and seven trumpets are blown and a shout (6:16; 1 Th. 4:16) bring Jericho (Babylon) tumbling down. Hailstones defeat Israel's enemies (10:11). God gave Joshua and Israel "rest" and possession of Palestine (Josh. 22:4) just as Jesus gives us the Millenial Rest and world (Matt. 5:5; Heb. 4:9-10). "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done" (Eccl. 1:9). God says, "I change not" (Mal. 3:6). He is "the same yesterday, today and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
Isaiah 26:20-21 says, "Come my people, enter thou into thy (bridal) chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself as it were for a moment (7 YEARS) until the indignation is overpast." Anciently the Jewish bridegroom stocked a house with SEVEN DAYS worth of food and water and the honeymoon was spent inside with the door shut (Gen. 29:28; Judges 14:12). Rachel's tribulation is Leah's honeymoon. The seven days of Awe typify a SEVEN-YEAR honeymoon or JOSEPH'S SEVEN-YEAR famine (Gen. 41:54) which he prepared for by storing food.
We think each of the previous chapters of Revelation has a long historical fulfillment and a short end-time fulfillment. The Second Coming of Jesus the Messiah in chapter 19 is no exception to this rule. Historically, "This same Jesus ... shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go" (Acts 1:11). He went up in "a cloud" (Acts 1:9) and he will return "with clouds" (Rev. 1:7) -- a great cloud of witnesses. He ascended from Mount Olivet (Acts 1:12) and "His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives" (Zech. 14:4). His first coming had TWO STAGES: at birth and at age 30. The Second Coming also has TWO STAGES just as Jacob married LEAH and then RACHEL. Remember that "all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Cor. 10:11).
FIRST he comes for his LEAH people at the "last trump" (1 Cor. 15:52). "The Lord will come down from heaven with a shout and with the trumpet of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Th. 4:14-17). But notice that he doesn't land on earth. "Our citizenship is in heaven" (Phil. 3:20). Our Lord "rescues us from the coming wrath" (Great Tribulation) (1 Th. 1:10). "For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation" (1 Th. 5:9). We are "gathered to him" (2 Th. 2:1). "In my Father's house are many rooms ... I go to prepare a place for you ... I will come again and take you with me" (John 14:2-3). To his Father's house which is not on the earth. "For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion" (Ps. 27:5). Then he says, "I will go and return to my place, till they (LAODICEANS) acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early" (Hos. 5:15). Then he will return with his LEAH people 3.5 years later for RACHEL (Gen. 29:21-28) on the Day of Atonement. LEAH represents the resurrection of PRE-TRIBULATION PHILADELPHIA saints whom Christ takes to heaven to his father's house in 2022 for a wedding and honeymoon (Matt. 25:10; 23:39; Ps. 47:5-8; Dan. 12:2; Isa. 26:20; Rev. 3:10; 1 Th. 4:13-5:9; 1 Cor. 15:50-52). RACHEL represents the resurrection of TRIBULATION LAODICEA saints in 2026 at his return from the wedding and honeymoon (Luke 12:36; Zech. 14:1-7; Jude 14; Isa. 27:13; Matt. 24:30-31; Rev. 3:18; Isa. 66:8; Rev. 6:9-11; 7:14). They must be "tried in the fire" of persecution just as wicked men "made war with the saints and prevailed against them" (Dan. 7:21-22; Rev. 13:7) in the past.
The physical place of protection for the PHILADELPHIA church while still human may actually be the town of WHITEHORSE in Canada where Christians experience a "HOT or COLD" climate (Rev. 3:15). The words of the rider of the WHITE HORSE (Sagittarius) can be taken two ways: "I will keep you from the hour of trial" (Rev. 3:10) both BEFORE and AFTER your resurrection. Christians there have not taken the RFID mark because they have "a name which no man knows" but they themselves. They have fled Babylon (18:4) and dropped off the information grid and are presumed dead like Joseph whose coat was "dipped in blood" -- but they're still alive. The armies upon white horses are the resurrected LEAH saints. "Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment ... upon the ungodly sinners" (Jude 14-15; cp. 2 Thess. 1:7-10). Those that remain in "LUKEWARM" United States and suffer during the Great Tribulation are RACHEL, "like men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding" (Luke 12:36). See Psalm 45:3-6.
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things" (Luke 21:36). "Seek the Eternal, all ye meek of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness; it may be you shall be HIDDEN in the day of the Eternal's anger" (Zeph. 2:3). Isaiah 26:20-21 says, "Come my people, enter thou into thy (bridal) chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself as it were for a moment until the indignation is overpast. We are HIDDEN on the Feast of Trumpets from the Eternal's imminent anger (Zeph.2:3; Ps.27:5).
There are TEN DAYS from the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Ha Keseh -- Day of HIDING; Last Trumpet -- 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Th. 4:16) till the Day of Atonement (Great Trumpet -- Joel 2:15; Matt. 24:31). Jews fast, confess sins, do good deeds and repent during these "Days of Awe" in the hope they will be considered worthy to receive life and forgiveness for one more year. If our Lord's visible second coming is represented by the Day of Atonement ("Day of the Lord" -- Isa. 34:8; 63:4) in 2026 A.D. when everyone's fate is SEALED, then the Rapture resurrection would normally be in 2017-2018 -- SEVEN or EIGHT YEARS before his visible return. Each day for a year (Ez. 4:6; Nu. 14:34). But his secret coming is at a time "when LEAST expected" (Matt. 24:44; Luke 12:40) indicating Passover 2022 ("supper of the Lamb" -- Rev. 19:9). In the mean time we must HIDE. As a type of Yeshua's wedding, Jacob married LEAH (Gen. 29:23; pre-trib Philadelphian saints), "fulfilled her (honeymoon) week, and then married RACHEL (Gen. 29:30; trib Laodicean saints). The Jewish liturgy of these days states that the "GATES OPEN" on Rosh HaShanah (Isa. 26:2; Rev. 4:1-2) and the "GATES CLOSE" at the conclusion of Yom Kippur (Matt. 25:10; Luke 13:25). A honeymoon is SEVEN days (Gen. 29:27; Ju. 14:12). Tishri 1,2, and 10 are not included. Rosh HaShanah was actually celebrated for two days -- Neh. 8:2,13 -- and the Rapture may be mid-trib -- hence the saying may be, "the Lord delays his coming." Noah and his family entered the ark SEALED with pitch "SEVEN DAYS" before it began to rain (Gen. 7:4) just like the pre-tribulation saints should enter Whitehorse before the SEVEN-year Tribulation. Then God "SHUT him in" (Gen. 7:16) or SHUT the door just as the gate CLOSES on Atonement.
"Heaven (is) OPENED" (Rev. 19:11) from 2017 till 2026 when Christ "SHUTTETH and no man openeth" (Rev. 3:7). Those who stay in the U.S. will be Laodicean and must go through the "fiery trials" of persecution. "Ye shall have tribulation TEN DAYS" (Rev. 2:10) -- a parallel of Diocletian's persecution from 303 to 313 A.D. But those who cross the border to Canada may be Philadelphians and may escape by HIDING (or being resurrected) from a new anti-christ system. By the Holy Spirit we "are SEALED unto the day of redemption" (Eph.4:30) on Yom Kippur. Roman Christians were persecuted for TEN YEARS prior to Constantine's return. Constantine was a type of Christ. The Roman Empire was a type of the United States. American Christians will be persecuted for TEN YEARS prior to Christ's return. From 96 to 337 A.D., when Constantine died, is 241 years. He was "taken out of the way" (2 Th. 2:7) allowing the wicked one (the Pope) to be revealed. From 1776 till 2017 A.D. is 241 years also. Then the office of U.S. president may be taken out of the way allowing the wicked one to be revealed.
"I will go (get my bride -- Rosh HaShanah) and return to my place (chuppah -- bridal chamber), till they (LAODICEANS) acknowledge their offence, and seek my face (Yom Kippur): in their AFFLICTION (tribulation) they will seek me early" (Hos. 5:15). Then our Lord will return with his LEAH people for RACHEL (Gen. 29:21-28) on the Day of Atonement. LEAH represents the resurrection of PRE-TRIBULATION PHILADELPHIA saints whom Christ takes to heaven to his father's house 2022 for a wedding and honeymoon (Matt. 25:10; 23:39; Ps. 47:5-8; Dan. 12:2; Isa. 26:20; Rev. 3:10; 1 Th. 4:13-5:9; 1 Cor. 15:50-52). RACHEL represents the resurrection of TRIBULATION LAODICEA saints in 2026 at his return from the wedding and honeymoon (Luke 12:36; Zech. 14:1-7; Jude 14; Isa. 27:13; Matt. 24:30-31; Rev. 3:18; Isa. 66:8; Rev. 6:9-11; 7:14). They must be "tried in the fire" of persecution just as wicked men "made war with the saints and prevailed against them" (Dan. 7:21-22; Rev. 13:7) in the past. The Days of Awe picture God punishing the world with trumpet plagues and the world repenting on Yom Kippur. These seven years are known as the time of JACOB'S TROUBLE or the "BIRTHPANGS" (Gen.3:16;35:16-20; 38:27-28; Matt.24:8 "sorrows"; Isa.13:6-8; 26:16-21; 54:1; 66:7-9; Jer.4:31; 6:24; 13:21; 22:23; 30:4-7; Dan.12:1; Micah 4:9-10; John 16:21-22; 1 Th.5:1-3). The Great Tribulation (Jer.30-31) will be the latter half of this WEEK -- 1260 days. First comes the resurrection, then the Day of the Lord (1 Th.4:13 to 5:2; Isa.57:1-2; 26:20; Dan.12:1-2; Rev.3:10) Luke 12:36 says, "And ye yourselves like men that wait for their lord, when he will RETURN FROM THE WEDDING." He comes to take his bride away to the marriage and honeymoon. But he RETURNS FROM THE WEDDING and sets foot on the Mount of Olives (Zech.14:4) on the DAY of ATONEMENT to gather his elect. Jews will mourn for Jesus for 30 days during Elul (Deut. 34:8) and then look on Jesus whom they pierced, and repent (Zech. 12:10). Judah will then be born in ONE DAY as they realize Christ is their Messiah -- YOM KIPPUR (Isa. 66:8; Hos. 5:15; 6:1-3; Rom. 11:26).
Isaiah 66:7 speaks of BIRTH PANGS AFTER BIRTH for the Messiah. Philadelphians also are kept "from the hour of temptation" (pre-tribulation saints) (Rev. 3:10; Matt. 25:10). Some (such as Laodiceans) were not ready (Rev.3:18). As Isaiah 66:8 says, "as soon as Zion TRAVAILED, she brought forth her children." In this verse BIRTH PANGS come BEFORE BIRTH for Laodiceans (tribulation saints).