Signs in the Heavens & On The Earth Babylon’s Days Are Numbered – Part I

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KriegerFig1By Douglas W. Krieger

When S. Douglas Woodward, Dene McGriff and I wrote our text, THE FINAL BABYLON… America and the Coming of Antichrist (2013), we knew full-well that there would be radical twists and turns in the socio-economic and geopolitical world in which we live (let alone the religious world)—notwithstanding, the absolute breakdown in America’s foreign policy now manifested in the disaster of the Arab Spring, the fallout over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and on-going war in Ukraine, ISIL’s horrific manifestations and the intense persecution of Christians throughout the region; along with rampant apostasy afflicting the Church . . . well, to say the least, we’re still in apocalyptic shock.

That shock is all the more reverberating in the redefinition of marriage by our illustrious Supreme Court with the full-on—forget about encroachment—intrusion of the Federal Government’s attack on religious liberties . . . again, notwithstanding the banal assurances from law makers who continue to spend an inordinate amount of time and money appealing to lobbyists who make a mockery out of our once-vaunted democracy—viz., “you pay, you play!”

You ask:  Can it get worse?  Wake up Church—it not only will but those radical twists and turns are about to blow the lid off of “Church as normal!”  The glass is half empty—live with it!

Let me make this article a bit more down to earth—literally—and a little more tangible for readers who may be a bit more familiar with me, the number’s guy, who dearly delights in reflecting upon the “number of man’s days” (you know, those mysterious “120 years” mentioned in Genesis 6:3); and the fact that numbers are in the Bible as “absolute expressions” for our supreme edification and encouragement that paradise awaits all those who have called upon the Lord for their salvation and ultimate deliverance . . . besides frustrated math teachers like me have got to have an outlet!

These “absolute expressions” in the face of confusion and chaos stand as mute testimony of the unchanging faithfulness of the Creator for His beloved creation!

Little did I know that when in 2014 I released, SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS and ON THE EARTH…Man’s Days are Number…And He is Measured (aka SIGNS) that it would find itself oddly enough as the best seller in, of all things, Science-Mathematics-Measurement and Mensuration (which is not a disease but deals with dimensions in geometry).  As a retired math instructor for several decades I was somewhat bemused by this and surmised it either validates why math is so boring or why the public finds these measurements and geometric wonders really do bring the Bible to life!

So today I was talking with someone from Amazon about my “Author’s Page” (now that we’ve released some 8 books0F[i] either directly authored by yours truly or with others like Tom Horn [Blood on the Altar—along with 12 co-authors] and, of course, with S. Douglas Woodward [The Final Babylon {also with Dene McGriff} and Uncommon Sense]).  The lady at Amazon’s Author’s Page was one of their top specialists who was working on my page.  She became increasingly interested, not in the technical aspects of why I called, but in the book itself, SIGNS.

KregerFig2She asked me what I thought about the “Bethlehem Star” which interestingly enough “returned” on June 30, 2015—my birthday!   This recent convergence of the planets Jupiter and Venus in the sky created a brilliance not seen for nigh 2,000+ years; to wit:

Now we have the Star that appeared on Christ’s birth, COMING BACK!!! Maybe on June 30th, 2015!! The Return of the Star of Bethlehem. This phenomenon last occurred the Day Christ was born. Pretty ironic the same phenomenon would occur on his Second Coming. According to Cosmos TV “After an absence of roughly 2000 years the Star of Bethlehem may soon be making a return to our night skies on June 30, 2015 — to be more specific Venus and Jupiter will be making their tightest highly visible conjunction in nearly two millennia. The reference to the Star of Bethlehem is with regard to the fact that there was a very similar ultra tight conjunction between the two — and close by the star Regulus (as this one will be), and high up in the sky (as this will be as well) — in 3-2 BC [We’ve calculated the birth of Jesus to be in 1 BC-1 AD]. Some astronomers have in the past speculated that this earlier conjunction is what the “Star of Bethlehem” referred to.”1F[ii]

She asked:   “What do you think it means?”  I answered:  “I think you know already . . . are you ready for the Second Coming of Christ?”

This led to another fascinating conversation about a topic wholly related.  During the “Jesus Movement” days when Doug Shearer and I co-pastored a bourgeoning Church in Berkeley, CA (nearly 450 souls—ground zero for all manner of pop-cultural phenomena) we used to have these bumper stickers slapped on our car bumpers which royally ticked off the beloved heathens:  Jesus is coming back—and is He ever pis..ed!

That brought us to the SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS which portend the coming judgment upon all them “who dwell on the earth”—a phrase which the late Pastor Ray Stedman of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, CA said occurs throughout the Revelation and, in particular, in reference to Revelation 3:10 wherein the Church in Philadelphia would be kept from the hour of trial which shall come upon the world, to “test those who dwell on the earth.”  Stedman affirmed that these are the same “earth dwellers” who rejoice over the death of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 who “tormented them”2F[iii] (talk about “friendship evangelism”—sure) and the same crowd of “earthlings” in Revelation 13:7-8 who collaborate with the Beast wherein we read:  “It was granted to him (i.e., the Beast in Rev. 13:2-5 who continues for 42 months) to make war with the saints and to overcome them.  And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.  All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Pastor Stedman’s commentary juxtaposed those “who dwell on the earth” with Revelation 13:6 with “those who dwell in heaven” (lit. “tabernacle in heaven”) and made a stark contrast between believers in Jesus who take their place in the heavens (“seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”) in that the Beast who makes war with the saints on earth will “blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven” contrasting with those who have their fingers in the materialism of this world—“those who dwell on the earth.”

Christians who are truly “heavenly-oriented” are in direct counter distinction with those “who dwell on the earth”—it is they who shall be judged during the “hour of trial which is to test the whole world” (Rev. 3:10).  It is that very hour that those who are “heavenly minded” and overcome, as did the Church in Philadelphia, shall be kept from that very hour of judgment known as the Wrath of the Lamb.3F[iv]

Well, to say the least, when my Amazon-author-page lady heard that, the conversation got real quiet.  So to add “insult to injury” (remember, not necessarily “friendship evangelism” going on here) I brought up another “heavenly phenomenon” going on and the possible earthly consequences of the same.

The New Madrid “Seismic Zone” & the Total Solar Eclipses

KriegerFig3Seismologists foresee the cataclysmic affects of the New Madrid Seismic Zone over the USA

“We believe the USA and the world, has now entered the most dangerous period for catastrophic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in over two hundred years….It would be foolhardy to ignore in particular, the history of major earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the fact that at the bottom of every solar hibernation for the past 600 years, that area has seen devastating earthquakes ranging from M6.8 to M8.0.” –Space and Science Research Corporation.

“We are once again embarking on ‘solar hibernation,’ which according to scientists has repeatedly caused upticks in catastrophic volcanic and seismic activity. Considering we are nearing the end of a solar hibernation period, scientists at the Space and Science Research Corporation have sounded the alarm by sending a warning letter to FEMA’s administration Craig Fugate. The alert was issued on June 5, 2015 from John L. Casey, the president of the Space and Science Research Corporation and former White House space program advisor, warning that its disastrous effects need to be handled immediately.   Unfortunately FEMA has not issued the warning yet, so you are the first to know.”4F[v]

Mystery Babylon & the Daughter of Tyre

Allow me to jump to a more spectacular astronomical series of events confirmed by NASA which affect not only the Earth but likewise the Heavens and, prophetically, I assert:  Mystery Babylon of whom it is spoken on her day of judgment (but could readily align with the catastrophic results of the New Madrid):

“The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!  For in one hour your judgment has come . . . For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’  Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’”

Furthermore, as I set the backdrop for these assuredly astonishing events upon the earth and in the heavens, let me confirm to this growing interest among the souls of men, that the Scriptures not only excoriate this future King of Babylon and his Daughter (aka, the Daughter of Babylon), and as well their administrative center of commerce, but these same Scriptures heap adumbrative insult upon that mysterious Canaanite who proliferated Baal and Ashtoreth worship in Israel, Jezebel, whose simultaneous return at the end of days was graphically predicted; to wit:

“And it shall be, at the end of seventy years (reminiscent of Daniel’s 70th Week), that the LORD will deal with Tyre.  She will return to her hire, and commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth” (Isaiah 23:17-18).

I would only remind our reading audience that Isaiah 24 succeeds this wretched accounting and declares the impending judgment of the Earth on that day:

“Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants . . . the CITY OF CONFUSION (sound familiar?) is broken down . . . the mirth of the land is gone . . . THE CITY DESOLATION is left . . . then the moon will be disgraced and the sun ashamed; for the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem and before His elders, gloriously” (excerpts from Isaiah 24).

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Two Total Solar Eclipses over the USA in 2017 A.D. and 2024 A.D.

Just to say this:  If we are not today living in BABEL (as in “Tower of Babel” or “Confusion”), BABYLON, THE CITY OF CONFUSION, and if the Daughter of Tyre, along with the satanic image of the King of Tyre, has not returned to her hire, and currently is committing “fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth” (a phenomenon which historically never took place in ancient Tyre—although her trade encompassed the Mediterranean Sea)—then I must be missing something here big time!

With the above as the motif of our next cataclysmic event—the inevitable consequence of what will happen if the New Madrid Seismic Zone explodes (and “explodes” is close to the operative term which, though excellent, doesn’t come close to describing the potential catastrophic event of the centuries awaiting Babylon’s frightful demise.

Bull’s Eye on Babylon

Thus, with this rather cheery introduction I turned to my now inadvertent recipient of earth’s demise and suggested on page 285 of SIGNS there was a subheading entitled:  Bull’s Eye on Babylon (since I wrote it, no need for quote marks):

Carefully examine the two total solar eclipses which will appear ONLY over North America and primarily the USA (for an entire seven-year span of time—no other major land mass “gets it”)—smack dab on the New Madrid Seismic Zone where they crisscross (August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024).  It is as if these two total solar eclipses are creating an “x” marks the spot.

One of my “spotters” created a map of the two eclipses and superimposed it on another map with interesting results.  This spot is in the area between and just north of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.  The “x marks the spot” is just north of Cairo, IL and south of Pyramid State Park, IL and just west of Giant City, IL and Devil’s Kitchen Lake (interestingly name landmarks).

The exact spot they intersect is a rather inconspicuous little place adjacent to Cedar Lake, IL.  “The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with cut stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.”  Isaiah 9:10—Remember the second total solar eclipse takes place on April 8, 2024 is likewise on 1 Nisan of the Hebrew Calendar, the rabbinic/traditional date when “Adam was created” and when the Almighty gave Moses/the Hebrew people, their calendar (aka at the Exodus) . . . it is the first day of the “religious/sacred calendar of the Jews!”

TIME’S UP. End of Part I — Next Month, Part II: Blood Moons and Black Suns & Isaac Newton

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ENDNOTES:

[i] The Author’s Page at Amazon.com of Douglas W. Krieger has two editions of Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth…Man’s Days Are Numbered and he is Measured; The Testimony of Jesus…Why the Rapture of the Church Matters; The Two Witnesses…I Will Give Authority to My Two Witnesses – Volume 1 and Volume 2; along with the aforementioned texts:  Blood on the Altar; The Final Babylon; and Uncommon Sense.  Two new books will be forthcoming in 2015-2016:  The Visions and Prophecy of Zechariah and The 12 Wars of Heaven & Earth (a novel) by Krieger and then Gone Fishin’ and devotional/personal evangelism book by his sister, Jerri Tuck, of Cochran, Georgia.

[ii] Source:  The Bethlehem Star is Returning Today June 30, 2015, Before Its News, June 30, 2015 by Christopher Mark Potter

[iii] “And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 11:10).

[iv] God’s Final Word…Understanding Revelation, Ray C. Stedman, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, MI, 1991.

[v] Source: Critical Alert! Scientists Issue New Madrid Catastrophic Warning To FEMA: NASA Confirmed, Right.Is, June 17, 2015)