Monday, September 17, 2012

The End Times Guetapens

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Guet-apens, ever hear of that word before? I had not, until this year when it was brought to my attention by Cindy by the Sea that it was the word that won the 2012 National Spelling Bee. The definition of the word is as follows.

1. A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

2. The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

When I heard about the word and its definition and realized that 2012 may be the year in which the devil springs his greatest unsuspected trap of all time on mankind—I felt compelled to warn others again of what may shortly come to pass on the earth.

Let me explain; there are several data points that suggest that Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ may occur at the Feast of Trumpets in late 2016—10/3/16 to be exact. I have presented this data in the series of posts entitled the 2016 Chronicles linked at the sidebar. Assuming the Second Coming will be in 2016, then the 70th week would have begun 2520 days before, on 11/10/2009.

So how does that relate to 2012 and a great trap of satan? If those assumptions are true then that means that the midpoint of the 70th week will be in early 2013. The midpoint is when the antichrist begins to rule the world. Just before the midpoint is when the first 4 seals will be opened. Seal 2 is WWIII, and according to Illuminati documents the antichrist is to arise 91 days after the beginning of WWIII.

This would place the beginning of WWIII on 11/23/12, or day 1110 of the 70th week, for I believe he will “arise” 60 days before he takes over the world. The exact mathematical date calculations and reasonings can be read in Chapter 12 of The Coming Epiphany. Here is a chart from the chapter summarizing the data.
Do you see the trap under the sand? Let me spell it out for you; If WWIII (Seal 2) starts on 11/23/12 then next the economies of the world will collapse (Seal 3) and then plagues and other calamities will be unleashed upon mankind (Seal 4). The result will be that ¼ of the worlds population will die. After these calamities the world will be screaming for a solution to their problems. It is then that the antichrist will come onto the scene and offer the solution to the world’s problems. His solution will include ruling the world, instituting a “mark” to be able to buy or sell, and persecuting Jews and Christians.

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Child of God, do you see the trap? Most Christians do not see the trap because they believe that there will be a pre-tribulation rapture, and that they will not face these tribulations—that is the trap—the guetapens.

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Dear Christian you will see these tribulations because the rapture will not happen until after the 6th seal is opened. I can prove it to you from God’s Word. I present the proof, which has never been refuted, in Chapter 3 of the Coming Epiphany.

Here is a summary of the logic in the proof: 

Fact: The Day of the Lord occurs after the moon is turned to blood. (Acts 2:20)

Fact: The rapture occurs during the Day of the Lord. (1 Thes 4:15-5:2, 2 Thes 2:1-4)

Fact: The moon is turned to blood after the sixth seal is opened. (Rev 6:12)

Conclusion: The rapture occurs after the sixth seal is opened.

Some after being shown the truth still refuse to accept it. Why? Because some cannot follow the logic, Some do not think God will allow a Christian to undergo tribulations, some are too proud to admit they have been wrong, some are afraid of how they will be viewed by others if they do not believe pre-trib, and some are just too caught up in the things of the world to even care.

I yell; “LOOK OUT FOR THE TRAP!” Are you listening?

Sadly some are not listening, but I am glad that some are, and they are preparing as best they can for what lies ahead, and yet all the while trusting in God, realizing that their preparations will not save them—they are in God’s hands.

Look; I am not 100% sure that Jesus will return in 2016 and that WWIII will break out on 11/23/12. As I have stated many times before, we will not know for sure until we see the seals fulfilled, but at this time that is what the data seems to be indicating to me—WWIII in 2012 and the Second Coming in 2016. It is possible that I am not seeing all the data or am misinterpreting the data that I have seen—as scripture says we look through a glass darkly. (Note: With a 2016 Second Coming the latest WWIII could occur would be early 2013.)

So 2016 may not be the time of His Second Coming and 2012 may not be the year for WWIII to break out. But realize this; if it is not those years, then we are not far away. With the economy teetering on the edge of global collapse, the constant beat of Mid East war drums, continuing antichrist developments, global earth changes, etc, we are not far away.

Some think the Second Coming will be in 2017, some 2018, some 2019. When will we know for sure?  As I have said many times before I believe we will not know for sure until WWIII and the other seals occur. But when they occur, it will be too late to do anything about it—because they will happen suddenly and catch many off guard—they are a trap—a guetapens.

That is why I believe God spoke these words to us. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21.

Here is something to ponder; Why would Jesus tell his followers to watch out for the “trap” if it was not possible for His followers to face it? Think about it. So I yell; "LOOK OUT FOR THE TRAP!" Avoid the trap by being prepared as much as possible spiritually, mentally, and physically, all the while trusting in God, for these things will occur and most likely in the not too distant future.

When these things happen if you are not a Christian you will be faced with a worse trap—the mark—and if you take the “mark” you will be damned to Hell for all eternity. You can escape that trap today by calling on Jesus to save you. Read about God’s Gift of Salvation, and be saved today.

BTW; There may have been 2 confirmations of the 11/23/12 start date of WWIII detailed in the posts entitled  I Think I Hear the Hoofbeats   and  The South Carolina Earthquakes   Could the winning word from the 2012 spelling bee—guetapens--- be another confirmation?  Time will tell.

For as a guetapens it shall come upon the whole world, and it is coming soon! So watch and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation (Seals 1-5), the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken (Seal 6). 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven (Rapture). 28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: Mark 14

Summer is near, so take heed, and watch out for the end times guetapens.

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  1. Thanks again, William, for an excellent article that keeps us on our toes and motivated to stay close to Jesus and the Word of God. Thanks also to Cindy by the Sea for her interesting "guetapens" insight.

  2. What came to my mind almost immediately when I read your thoughts regarding 11/23/12 is that it is the day after Thanksgiving when many families across our nation gather together to celebrate. Perhaps God in his mercy is bringing family households together before the start of world conflict. I know I would want my family to be together and not scattered afar if anything happens.

  3. Good point, and I truly hope I am wrong and nothing happens. But I know someday it will and I am seeking God's guidance to prepare.

  4. The whole purpose of studying and proclaiming prophecy be it end time prophecy or not is for the edification and exhortation and comfort of the body of Christ.We rejoice at the evidence of the soon return of Jesus and are galvanised into urgent action to reach the lost with the Gospel. A true born again believer is always ready to go to be with the Lord be it in the Rapture or at death. We are saved by God's Grace through faith- God's faith given to us in response to our positive response to the Gospel not by us suddenly trying to earn salvation through works because the Rapture is near!
    Most of the world outside developed countries is experiencing severe trauma and if they are christians they are experiencing persecution to death. But it is far from tribulation. Tribulation will come as part of God's judgement initially driven by Wormwood(-planet x nibiru to others), and we born again christians will not be around for that. - Yes Pretrib Rapture is correct but stick with your midtrib if you prefer. You dont have to worry about us pretribers-we are fine worry about non christians.

    1. Amen to your first paragraph--"for by grace are you saved through faith and not of yourselves it is a gift of God, not as a result of works lest any man should boast"

      As for the rest I do not agree. Born again Christians will be around for the tribulations of the first 5 seals. Then comes the sixth seal--planet X--rapture events. After that the wrath of God is poured out upon the world. Christians can experience tribulation but not God's wrath. It is those tribulations that Christians need to prepare for. What are you going to do when you cannot buy or sell without taking the mark?

      BTW; I do not believe in the mid trib theory. I believe in the pre wrath theory. It is the only rapture theory that agrees with all of scripture.

      Wormwood is the name given to the comet that explodes over the earth in the third trumpet judgment. And yes, Christians will not be here for that.

  5. I've read your book The Coming Epiphany and I have to say it changed my mind on many things regarding the end times, especially when the rapture will be. Some of it is way over my head like when you get into numbers and dates but I take your word for it. I have one question though, doesn't the temple in Jerusalem need to be rebuilt before the abomination of desolation? This question has been bothering me and I'd love to know your thoughts!

    1. Praise the Lord that your eyes have been opened to see the truth about the rapture. The Lord burdened my heart to help Christians prepare for what is coming.

      Good question about the temple. I have pondered and prayed about it myself. In my research I have come up with two possible scenarios. One is that after the demise of WWIII and destruction of the dome of the rock that a temporary tabernacle type temple will be built, the other taht a permanent temple will be quickly built from preassembled peices. There are also rumors going around that the temple is being built underground and after the destruction of WWIII it will be brought to the surface. The Jews have been reconstructing temple furniture and there are claims that they even have a red heifer. So it could happen quickly.

    2. That's very interesting! Thanks for answering that for me!

  6. William, I am also partial to the pre-wrath view but I have difficulty fitting the Gog/Magog war with Israel into the tribulation/great tribulation time frame. As you know, Ezekiel 38/39 depicts Israel as living safely in the land prior to the attack and burning fuel from the weapons of her defeated enemies for 7 years. Perhaps you could comment on how this fits into you projected 2009-2016 time frame?

    1. Hello, good question. I wrestled with the Gog Magog war timing for a long time. I have devoted a section to it in Chapter 9 of The Coming Epiphany Linked at the sidebar. Here is some of what I wrote.

      War of Gog-Magog
      There is another end-times war we need to examine. This war, recorded in Ezekiel 38–39 and other parts of scripture, is often called the War of Gog-Magog. In this war, the nations identified as Gog and Magog will attempt destroy Israel and will suffer a terrible defeat. The identity of these nations is debated, and ranges from Northern Egypt and Libya to Russia, but the consensus seems to be that this will be a Muslim/Russian attack against Israel.

      When will this war take place? This war will most likely start after the antichrist takes over the world and will be a reigniting of WWIII after the false peace of the antichrist breaks down. There are several verses in Ezekiel that show that the final destruction of this war will occur on the day of the Lord. Ezekiel 38:18-20, for example, says that on the day of the destruction of Gog and Magog, there will be a great shaking in all the earth...

  7. Thank you for your response and explanation William. What still puzzles me however is that if this Gog-Magog war takes place after the start of the antichrist's reign, then the 7 years of burning fuel would extend beyond the 7 years of tribulation and overlap into the millennial period which doesn't quite make sense to me.

    1. Trying to figure out a timeline for all the wars was one of the most difficult things I did in end times chronology. I also pondered the question that you ask for a long time.

      Here is how I see it; during the Millennium there will be 3 types of people, glorified saints, people saved during the Day of the Lord, and people born during the Millennium. The latter 2 groups will still have to work, fish, plant, cook, heat, burn wood, etc. So life will go on in much the same way it does now, except earth conditions will be restored and Jesus will be king over the earth.

      So it is not out of the realm of possibility that they will be burning fuel into the Millennium.