Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | April 21, 2023

God’s Fifth Intervention, the Second Advent

Illustration by Stephen Bower Used by permission of the artist Copyright © 2015

Time for the Second Prophetic Mountain Top, the Messiah’s Return as King of kings and Lord of lords!

At a time known only to God, the “Times of the Gentiles” will come to a close with the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The last seven years of the Times of the Gentiles will coincide with the last seven years given to Israel and are known as the Tribulation. They will be a time of unimaginable suffering and horror! The Lord warns the disciples in Matthew 24:22,

22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”

Millions of people will die from the carnage and mayhem that will characterize these seven years, but a remnant, that trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, will be preserved to populate the Millennial Kingdom.

The time frame between the removal of the church and the Second Advent will be filled with great suffering. There are two unfulfilled prophetic battles that will take place, the Battle of Psalm 83 and the first Battle of God and Magog. I’m of the opinion that the removal of the church will be the catalyst for the Battle of Psalm 83 while the peace, that results from that battle, will provide the stability preceding the first Battle of Gog and Magog.

Although God will protect Israel, in the Battle of Psalm 83, the United States, the Great Satan, will receive no protection from God and will be removed as a world power after the devastation caused by the removal of the church and the Battle of Psalm 83 which will include the United States.

Israel’s obvious protection by God during the battle of Psalms 83, intimidates Israel’s enemies and gives Israel the time of peace referenced in Ezekiel 38:11 where it is written:

11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—”

Israel’s enemies, are afraid of Israel’s God, and stop their attacks on Israel, giving Israel a time of peace; I believe this all happens before the signing of the covenant agreement with the Antichrist.

The Tribulation Begins!

At some point after the Battle of Gog and Magog is won, Israel will confirm a covenant with the Antichrist for a period of seven years. This is prophesied in Daniel 9:26-27 where it is written:

26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

This is the prophecy the Lord mentions in Matthew 24:15-22 where it is written:

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

God’s Timetable is Perfect!

The Book of Revelation provides a brief summary of the terrible judgments that will fall on the earth causing death and destruction! To me, there is one verse in the Book of Revelation that has an impact on my thinking that clearly establishes God’s authority over all that happens. In Revelation 9:15 it is written:

15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.

The timing on all of the end time events has been carefully planned by God and will occur as scheduled!

Next time, the Battle of Armageddon.


  1. Sounds imminent. Scary, yet hopeful for believers

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    • Only God knows how soon the Church Age will end but there is no reason to be afraid, we know the final score and our side wins!


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