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David Pepe –

The Feast of Tabernacles prophetic fulfillment will be the Kingdom Age under the reign of the returning Messiah of Israel over the remaining nations of the world  (Isa. 2: 1-5, 11:1-10; Micah 4:1-4; Zech. 8:21-23; 14:9, 16-21 etc…). Throughout the Old Testament and Israel’s continual rebellion, Almighty God always pointed to “that Day” in which His people would return to Him and He would restore them and be their God. It will be at Messiah’s Second Coming that this wondrous future for Israel shall be finally fulfilled (Isa. 4:2; 26:1-3; 52:6; Jer. 3:8, 18-19; 16:14-19; 23:5; 30:1-3; 8-24; 32:37; Ezek. 40-48; Zech 12:10-14 – and so much more!)!

However, the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven and the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles WILL NOT commence UNTIL after an EXPONENTIALLY HORRIFIC seven-year worldwide tribulation climaxing with the Battle of Armageddon, ( i.e., at the return of Messiah to earth) – Isa. 60:2, Matt 24; Rev. 19:11-21).

First, there will be an EXPONENTIAL global spiritual apostasy, lawlessness and godlessness, in which global war, genocide and pestilence shall SUPER EXCEEDINGLY ABOUND and cover the entire earth (Rev. 6; 9:17-19). Indeed it will be a day of gross darkness where LAWLESSNESS will SUPER EXCEEDINGLY ABOUND globally (Isa. 60:2; Joel 2:2; Amos 5:18-20, Zeph. 1:15). There will be GREAT and AWESOME signs in the heavens (Joel 2:30-31; Amos 8:9; Matt. 24:29; Luke 21:25; Rev. 6:12-14). There will be GREAT global natural disasters – earthquakes, tidal waves, fire and asteroid bombardments which shall ravish planet earth (Rev. 6:12; 8:1-12; 16:17-18). These events will EXPONENTIALLY intensify as this seven-year period proceeds (Rev. 6-16). Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS wrath will now finally be executed upon the zenith of godless humanity’s deeds. The inhabitants of the earth have SUPER ABUNDANTLY exalted their lawlessness and anti-Christ rebellion against their ETERNAL Creator and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and the Day of Retribution is now at hand (Psalm 2; 110, Isaiah 24; Dan. 12:1; Joel 2:2; Matt. 24:21-22; Rev. 14:13-20).

Despite all these devastating global wars, mass genocide, mass pestilences, supernatural calamities and natural disasters, the world will not pay attention nor humble themselves before Almighty God their Creator (Rev. 16:9, 11, 21). All of these EXPONENTIAL calamitous events shall be the catalyst for man’s final rebellion and the rise of Lucifer ‘s Anti-Christ and his 10 regional nations (Dan. 7; Matt. 24; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13; 17:11-18). The remaining inhabitants of the world during the last 3 ½ years of this 7-year tribulation period will give their allegiance to Satan and his beast and war against Almighty God their Creator, His Lamb and His saints (Psalm 2, Dan. 7, Rev. 13; 17:13-17).

At the conclusion of the seven-year tribulation period, nothing will remain upon the earth which resembles today’s world. All cities, technology and human achievements – even topographical land features and remnants of civilization – will be absolutely laid waste (Isa. 24:6, 19-20; Rev. 16:16-21). As the Genesis deluge obliterated the former, “pre-flood” Adamic world (Gen. 6-8; 2 Peter 3:5-7), so also will the God-ordained judgments and disasters of the seven-year tribulation period do to this present world. As man sows more and more “godless seed” by violating Almighty God’s natural and spiritual laws, he will inevitably reap the EXPONENTIAL godless whirlwind of consequences (Rev. 6-16). The climax of this seven-year tribulation period will be the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:11-16). Those who have survived up until now – the remaining dregs of humanity – will now gather themselves together in absolute defiance and rage unto this battle against Almighty God and His Messiah (Psalm 2; Rev. 16:9-11). Read what is written in the Holy Scriptures regarding the conclusion of the Great Tribulation period:

“Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left, the earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again” (Isaiah 24:6, 19-20).

“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And EVERY island fled away (VANISHED), and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great” (Rev. 16:16-21).

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (delivered): but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matt 24:22).

It will be at this time that the Heavens will open and the rejected Savior of the World, the Lamb of God, the King of Kings will gloriously RETURN forth from Heaven’s glory to destroy this global godless rebellion (Psalm 2:9; 96:13; 98:9, Isa. 63:1-6, Zech. 14:1-4, Matt. 24:27-30, Rev. 1:7; 19:11-21). The earth will then be purged of Lucifer, all demonic activity and unregenerate (godless) men (Isa 66:15; Matt. 13:30, 41-42, 48-50; 25:31-43; Dan. 12; Rev. 20:1-3). Only those who have repented and placed their full trust in Almighty God and His Savior will enter into Messiah’s Kingdom (Zech. 14:16, Matt. 7:21-23, 25). The Messiah of Israel will then establish His 1000-year kingdom reign from Jerusalem in the land of Israel (Ezek 43:7; Rev. 20:4). At last, the peace of Jerusalem will be finally fulfilled and the reproach of Israel finally removed (Micah 4:6-7). The nation of Israel – Almighty God’s chosen people – will then again rise to be the chief nation of the world, just as Almighty God has promised and the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles will begin (Isa. 11:2; 61: 2-11; Micah 4:2, 8; Zech. 14:16-20).

Messiah’s Reign of Heaven on Earth

During this 1000-year period, the Lord Jesus (Christ/ Messiah) will rule and reign as the RIGHTEOUS Despot over the nations of the world with an iron rod of RIGHTEOUS (Psalm 96; Isa. 9:7, Jer. 23. 5-8; 33:14-16). His reign will take place from Jerusalem and Israel will be His chief nation of blessing to all nations that are left (Isa. 11:1-10; Micah 4:1-4; Zech. 8:21-23; 14:9, 16-21). The Messiah will wield an iron rod of RIGHTEOUSNESS and rule the nations with justice and righteous judgment and peace shall reign from sea to sea (Isa. 9:6-7; 11; 26:1-3; 66:12,  Hab. 2:14;  Rev. 19:15).

Under Messiah’s reign will be pure joy as Almighty God’s curse on the earth shall be removed, and the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God will be fully implemented and enjoyed. Righteousness shall reign and abundant peace, life, blessing, prosperity and joy will EXPONENTIALLY increase and dominate this period until… the end (Isa. 11:1-10; 61:11, Rev. 20:7-15). There will be no more war and Jew and gentle will abide in peace under Messiah’s reign (Isa. 2:4; Micah 4:3).

As a result, all of man’s godless ideologies and delusional, alternative realities of “make-believe” will NEVER again exalt themselves outwardly against the reality and absolutes of Almighty God (Isaiah 11:9; 65: 16; Hab. 2:14; Zech. 14:9; Dan. 2:44; 7:14, 27). Any such rebellion will be swiftly judged and order will prevail.

The Millennial Kingdom Age will be a time of knowing Almighty God and His Messiah in a very personal and visual way. This 1000-year period will consist of:

1) the restoration and fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel,

2) illumination of and reflection on the Lamb’s saving work by the entire world, and

3) preparation for the ETERNAL state of the New Heaven and New Earth (Rev. 21:1).

The most amazing aspect of the Millennial Kingdom is its conclusion. At the end of this Messianic, utopian age, multitudes of the offspring of those saved (regenerated) individuals who survived the tribulation period and who first populated the Kingdom will rebel as the sand of the sea (Rev. 20:7-8)! Even in a perfect state and with perfect conditions of the millennium age, the unregenerate heart of man will still rebel and seek to overthrow Almighty God (Gen 8:21; Jer. 17:9; Rev. 20:9). This final rebellion will be the pinnacle of the insanity of mankind. 

As this final godless rebellion and war is crushed, time will have finally expired and come to an end (Rev. 20:11). Man will enter into the timelessness and perfect estate of ETERNITY FOREVERMORE. Their ETERNAL abode and destiny will be based on their free will decision to choose either God’s holy Heaven or His holy ETERNAL prison called the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:12-15).

What is Your Choice?

The day in which we are living is fluctuating (changing) at a “breakneck” speed. Multitudes are being deluged in and overwhelmed by this “world of information” which has developed EXPONENTIALLY. In these dark days may it be your sincere desire to place your sole trust in the One who is ETERNALLY trustworthy and unmovable. Only in the Messiah is our hope. May you find your hope in Him alone.

The Kingdom of Heaven and the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is truly at hand, and nothing is going to stop that from taking place. May you place your trust in the LORD Jesus Christ (Psalm 110:1) and be ready, so that Day of His wrath will not overtake you as a thief (1 Thess. 5:2-4).

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ my dear friend please be sure that you seek to know Him today! For ALL the ETERNAL promises and blessing for you are found in Jesus Christ the Savior of the world!

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!


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