THE TWO BEASTS OF REVELATION 13: THE FIRST BEAST by Jeff Wingo

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The Revelation of St John: The Sea Monster and the Beast with the Lambs Horn, from a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). {1}

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 13:1,2

Here, the Apostle John is standing on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea from a vantage point on the Isle of Patmos. And rising from the stirring depths is a beast with seven heads and ten horns; and on the horns are ten crowns.

This must have been an amazing sight, and a horrifying aspect of this vision is that the heads of the beast  are marked with blasphemy that is directed to the God of heaven. Later in the chapter we learn that the followers of the Beast will also be marked on either their right hand or forehead as a sign of allegiance to the Beast and his kingdom of Babylon the Great.
Note that the Beast rises from the bottom of the sea. The ancients believed the abyss, or pit of hell, to be located under the seas; and that is precisely where we see the Beast rise from.
This first Beast is the Beast from the abyss:
  • And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. Rev.11:7
 Here we see that the Beast kills the Two Witnesses, and it is the same Beast that ascends out of the abyss or bottomless pit. John once again points to the Beast and its point of origin.
  • The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Rev. 17:8

Two times this Beast, who is the final end-time Antichrist, is revealed to be the same Beast that rises from the bottomless pit. And yet John also provides one more clue that reveals the identity if the final end-time Antichrist.

  • And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Rev.9:11

Here is the Antichrist folks, there is no other Antichrist than the one revealed in the book of Revelation. In other words, no human being will fulfill this role–no president, politician, pope, or imam will be the final end-time Antichrist Beast.

I call the Antichrist, the Antichrist Beast, because in the book of Revelation he is known only as the Beast. John never calls him the Antichrist. That moniker comes from popular culture, the movies, TV, and books on the subject. But in the Bible, specifically by the Apostle John, he is only referred to as the Beast (John does use the term “antichrist,” although in a more doctrinal sense, in his books of 1,2, and 3 John–that will be for a later post).

He is a fallen angel  presently incarcerated in the dark inner chambers of our planet which the Bible calls, the Abyss. It is the well or cistern of the abyss and is actually a separate chamber from the abyss itself; the well of the abyss. That is where the Antichrist Beast is currently chained in darkness; and when God decides it is time for the Great Tribulation to begin the Antichrist Beast will be revealed to the world.

Don’t be deceived by the popular culture–they will point to an individual, usually a religious leader or a crooked politician and say, “That’s the Antichrist!” No it’s not! No human being will be the final Antichrist except the Beast who rises from the bottom of the sea, from the well of the abyss. And his name is Apollyon and Abaddon, meaning destroyer and place of destruction.

As I wrote in a post earlier this month, the Antichrist Beast will rise from the abyss and become a Warrior-King. His one main objective is to seize control of this planet from the evil men and seducers who currently run the asylum. The Elite, or Illuminati, or, whatever they choose to call themselves these days, only think they run the planet. There is a hidden hand ruling through them, a dark figure that usually remains in the shadows: the Prince of the Power of the Air, also known as Lucifer. The fallen cherub is the hidden hand that will give the world system what it desires most of all–a “god” in the flesh called Destroyer.

If you would like know more about the Antichrist Beast and Babylon the Great, then I recommend my book, Alien Antichrist: The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.  It explains all of this in greater detail.

In my next post I will discuss the Second Beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet.

Please pray for me as I have been ill for about two weeks with an especially wicked case of the flu. I am still trying to recover from it.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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EBOLA, UFOS AND ALIENS, AND THE TEN PLAGUES OF EGYPT by Jeff Wingo

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John Martin, The Seventh Plague, 1823

This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2 Peter 3:1-4
Most people have the notion that things in the world will always remain the same as each day arrives. The sun rises and the sun sets. Summer, then fall, winter, then spring. It always comes, year after year, you can count on it. While we can trust the mechanistic motion of the planet as it hurdles through space and time in our solar system, the affairs of humanity are far from mechanical. Nothing remains the same, and the news fluctuates one way then the next; one day there is bad news, another day there is good news. The point is, that as time moves forward everything around us is constantly changing, and subject to a million variables.
One thing that many people never count on, or at least try to put out of their mind, is that one day God will judge the world. What that means to us personally is that our lives are accountable to Him for everything that we have done.  God will also judge the world collectively, meaning that His judgment will fall not just on you and me, but the entire planet.
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Acts 17:31
As Christians we know that Jesus bore the penalty for our sin on the cross, so we will not face judgment for sin, but we will face the Judgment Seat of Christ, the place where our works are judged by fire (2 Cor.5:10). But for those who refuse Christ, or those people who are yet to come to Him for forgiveness and cleansing, judgment is coming, although for the moment it waits in the wings–or is it? Is it possible we are facing judgment right now?
I was thinking about the Ebola crisis in West Africa and how this plague is beginning to spread around the world. It starts in one place and because of the movement of people the plague travels into other population centers. From West Africa it has spread to Europe and the United States. I just read that the country of Mali now has a case of Ebola, and of course here in the States Ebola is in Texas, Atlanta, and now New York.  I have even seen a few news articles that there may be more cases in the U.S., it is just being covered up and called malaria and typhoid. {1} If that turns out to be true, we are in serious trouble.
And then I began to think about the plague of Ebola in relation to the ten plagues of Egypt as told in the Bible. You remember the story I’m sure. The story is told in Exodus 7-12.  Moses went to Pharaoh and requested that he release the Hebrew people so that they could journey into the wilderness to worship the Lord. Pharaoh responded to Moses by saying, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go” (Ex. 5:2).
Well, it did not take long for Pharaoh to find out about the Lord because not long after God sent ten plagues upon the land of Egypt. For the sake of brevity I have listed them here followed by my commentary.
1. Turning the Nile river into blood. The Nile was worshipped as a god and several of the gods of Egypt were connected with it. This caused the water to become unusable and killed the fish as well.
2. Plague of frogs. This plague was directed to the god Hekt, a frog-headed goddess. Frogs overran the land and when they died it became unbearable to the people of Egypt.
3. The plague of lice.  This plague was actually a small gnat; the air and land was filled with a small stinging gnat. The sting was very irritating to the skin and would overwhelm the nose, mouth, and eyes. The dust of the land was turned into these tiny swarming insects. I don’t think we fully grasp how horrifying this particular plague was.
4. The plague of flies. In this plague the flies were a type of biting dog-fly that would cause great irritation, especially to the eyes. God protected Israel during this plague allowing Pharaoh to see the hand of God, as He separated the people of Israel from the Egyptians.
5. The plague of murrain. This plague destroyed the livestock of Egypt; the cattle, horses, camels, donkeys, sheep, and goats. The cattle and other animals of the Israelites were unharmed.
6. The plague of boils. This was a disease resulting in very painful (burning, swelling) boils and blisters that would rise up in the skin.  Gesenius calls it an inflamed ulcer, a type of leprosy causing the body to become encrusted with black scales and a swelling of the feet. {2}
7. The plague of hail and fire. This was a very destructive storm that left Egypt a broken, devastated land. Hail fell upon man and beast and also on the fields; the hail was accompanied by thunder and lightning that burst upon the ground.  Interestingly, God demonstrated grace before this plague was unleashed by warning Pharaoh to gather whatever cattle and crops remained to protect them from the storm.
8. The plague of locusts. This plague finished the crops of Egypt. The locusts left nothing behind; every tree, and all plant life were consumed. The land itself was darkened by layer upon layer of locusts.
9. The plague of darkness. This was an unearthly darkness that could be felt. This supernatural darkness was directed toward Ra the sun-god; it demonstrated the power of God over all of Egypt. The Israelites however had light in their dwellings.
10. The plague of the death of the first-born. The power of life and death is in the hand of the God of heaven. The Israelites were protected by an act of faith. They had to kill a male lamb and smear its blood on the top and sides of the doorway. The lamb was then to be roasted and eaten as a Passover lamb. This prefigured the sacrifice of Christ, the Lamb of God.
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As you have seen, God directed each plague against the gods of the Egyptians.  Is God doing this with Ebola? Will the god of  science become ineffective, unable to stop the progression of the deadly Ebola virus? Will this become a judgment plague just like the painful boils and blisters the Egyptians suffered?  What about the death of the first-born? Will Ebola consume not just the first-born of our families, but everyone? Will it touch all of us in some way? I only hope the answer is no to all of those questions.
But then there is the statement of Jesus:
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.  Luke 21:11
Nothing is more fearful to mankind than famine and pestilence. Famine refers to scarcity of harvest. Of course, if the crops fail people go hungry. In the United States, California is currently experiencing a severe drought which is affecting crop production. The San  Joaquin Valley, sometimes called the “salad bowl of the world” is in danger of becoming a dust bowl. Incredibly, part of this is manmade because of environmental politics. {3}
Pestilence refers to “any epidemic outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious disease, such as the plague.” {4} In the case of Ebola thousands of people have perished and unless God intervenes thousands more will perish as well. The danger however doesn’t just come from the disease–just as dangerous is the panic coming from the population and governments who refuse to implement proper protocols to protect the uninfected population. Unfortunately, politics, government denial, and cover up will help to spread the disease.
Plagues and pestilence are definitely part of the end-time scenario. Just as with ancient Egypt, God will allow pestilence as an act of divine judgment. The pattern is in the Bible. The Lord does have abundant mercy and grace, however, His patience with men does have a limit, and He has appointed a day for both reconciliation and judgment. That is what the book of Revelation is all about. And sometimes when God begins to move, pestilence goes before Him.

God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.  And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.  Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.  He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

Habakkuk 3:3-6
NOTE: Lest anyone misunderstand, I am not saying that the people of West Africa are under the judgment of God, nor the United States, Europe, or any other place. I am just trying to point out prophetic patterns in the Bible and how God at times seems to deal with humanity. I am not a prophet, nor do I always correctly discern the mind of the Lord. Perhaps God intended that the more prosperous countries should help the people of Africa. Because the world was slow to respond the rest of the world may suffer as well. If we had intervened in West Africa and used our resources in a way to help the people overcome extreme poverty and Ebola, we would not be facing a possible epidemic in the States. Who is to say that Ebola in the United States  is not a judgment because of our selfishness and desire for extreme comfort, rather than sacrifice, to help those in need who desperately need our help. Jeff Wingo
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 THE JUDGEMENT OF DELUSION
 The Lord will judge the world in righteousness, and He has appointed a day when the prophetic hammer will fall. Just as pestilence refers to a plague that affects the human body, there is also a plague that affects the mind; and it is called energeia plane’ or strong delusion. The word “energeia” always refers to supernatural power, whether the source is God or Satan. “Plane'” refers to a mental straying, one led from the right way to roam all over the place. In other words, no stability, and no way to find truth; error which leads to deceit or fraud {5}
That definition is actually frightening when you think about it, especially when you look at the context of the verse in 2 Thessalonians 2:11. The most frightening aspect though is that this strong delusion comes not from Satan but from God! That is judgment of the highest order. The precedence is in the book of 2 Kings:
And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
2 Kings 22:20-23
 The Lord sent a prophetic spirit to cause the false prophets of Ahab to lie to him so that he would be lead astray; and in this case the lying spirit led Ahab to his death. That is what Paul’s word is about in 2 Thessalonians chapter two. The source of the energeia plane’ or strong delusion is God; “that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (vs. 12). That is when the grace of God has reached its limits, and that is frightening. Jesus told us not to fear “them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt.10:28).
Part of the strong delusion are fearful sights in the heavens. If you consider the power that the alien delusion has taken on in our culture, especially through the medium of entertainment, it is clear that there is a conditioning process taking place; and it is leading to a belief that aliens exist, and it is building up to alien disclosure. Even the Pope and his cohorts are talking about aliens as they prepare humanity for the inevitable–alien disclosure. {6} Even the astronomers of NASA are also talking about the discovery of alien life and possible alien disclosure. {7} I believe that is proof that something of a deep spiritual nature is going on.
Fearful sights in the heavens refers to something in the sky that strikes terror or fear; and that describes aliens, especially for those unfortunate people who suffer because of episodes of so-called “alien abduction.” For those who may misunderstand let me be clear–fallen angels are the cause of authentic UFO and alien activity, including the alien abduction experience. Those impacted by it are being influenced and attacked by fallen angels.  It is a spiritual issue that will overtake humanity in the end of days. I believe it is the energeia plane’ or strong delusion of the last days.
When Jesus used the words “great signs” referring of course to aerial phenomena, he used a word which refers to “a sign, prodigy, portent, i.e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature.” It can also refer to “signs portending remarkable events soon to happen.” {8} Jesus also said that false christs will perform great signs, and they will also perform “wonders” (Matt.24:24).  The word “wonders” is the Greek word teras which refers to  “something so strange (in the heavens) as to cause it to be watched or observed. {9}  That is the same word the used by the Apostle Peter when quoting a prophecy from Joel: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke (Acts 2:19).
I am of the opinion that the signs in the heavens coupled with the power of spiritual deception are what we refer to today as UFOs and aliens. The prophet Joel referred to a people God calls “his army” (Joel 2:11) and “a great and strong people.” (Joel 2: 2). Joel says that there has never been a people like this and there shall never be a people like this again “to many generations.”  This refers to the demonic locusts unleashed in the book of Revelation chapter nine. And that verse points to an alien invasion of our planet that will be unprecedented, and it also points as well to the unveiling of the Beast from the abyss who is the final Antichrist of the last days.
To be continued….
If you would like to know more about the alien delusion of the last days and the ascendancy of the Antichrist then I recommend my book, Alien Antichrist: The Terrifying Truth about Aliens and UFOs, Antichrist, and the End of Days. You can get the book from Amazon by clicking the link on the right side of the page near the top. You can also get the book at Barnes and Noble and at other bookstores that offer print on demand books.
The book lays out the whole scenario for you. I start at the beginning as I explain who the aliens are and how they have impacted humanity since the beginning of time. Then I demonstrate what will happen once Satan and his cohorts are cast out of the heavens as revealed in Revelation chapter 12. I also explain what the spirit of antichrist is and how it operates in the world. Using the biblical texts I also reveal who the Antichrist actually is (his identity is in your Bible), and how he will impact the world as he turns the current New World Order into a satanic empire that the Bible calls Babylon the Great.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Endnotes:
1. I don’t know whether this is true or not, time will tell. Here is the link:
2. Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon, H7822 – shĕchiyn–boil, inflamed spot, inflammation, eruption; of man, leprosy, of man and beast.
3. The Man-Made California Drought, http://naturalresources.house.gov
/issues/issue/?IssueID=5921.
5. Strong’s G1753 – energeia;  Strong’s G4106 – plane.
8. Strong’s G4592 – sēmeion
9. Strong’s G5059 – teras.
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EBOLA NEWS
The city of New York is in a panic as it has been reported that a doctor who recently returned from Guinea has been stricken with the Ebola virus.
The Governors of both New York and New Jersey have put new restrictions on those entering the country from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Lots of crying going on about “rights.”
If President Obama had put quarantine rules in place months ago as he should have we would not be facing this crisis in the United States. Unfortunately, we have weak leadership more interested in big White House dinners and the game of golf. Gotta have priorities I guess.
Jeff Wingo

BEELZEBUB: LORD OF THE FLIES AND THE COMING ALIEN DELUSION by Jeff Wingo

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Have you ever thought about the reality of the spiritual war that rages on planet earth? I’m sure that you have, and if you are a born-again, Spirit filled Christian I know that you have. But have you really considered what will happen once Bible prophecy begins to play out?

We often believe that the world will continue as it always has. Yet the Prophetic Word makes some startling claims. Will there be an actual Antichrist? Will there be a real man filled with the spirit of Satan, one who will assume the role of the Second Beast of Revelation, the False Prophet? Will there be a seven-year Covenant with death and hell between Israel, the False Prophet, and the Alien Antichrist Beast?

All of those things are a part of Bible prophecy, therefore they will come to pass. Just as other prophecies of the Bible stand as a testimony to the accurate predictive power of the Word of God, other prophecies yet to be fulfilled are waiting in the wings for their completion as well.

Did you know that the Pharisees accused Jesus of using the power of the Devil to work miracles?

“Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.  And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:  And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.  But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”
Matthew 12:22-28

Of course Jesus rightfully rebuked the Pharisees, and as an interesting side note, this is where the Jewish leadership of the day fully rejected the Messiah. Not only did they reject their King, but they committed the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit by saying that His power was not from God, but the Devil.

Beelzebub was a god of the Philistines and his chief place of worship was located in Ekron about 25 miles west of Jerusalem. In fact, king Ahaziah was injured in a fall “and he sent messengers, (to Ekron) and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease” (2 Kings 1:2). The giving of oracles was  associated with Baalzebub by the flight or buzz of a fly, and that is probably why Ahaziah sent messengers to inquire of it. However, this rightfully angered the Lord and so He sent the prophet Elijah to the king saying, “Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?” Incredible story isn’t it! Why would the king consult with the lord of the flies and not the Lord God of Israel, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? Ahaziah chose the buzz of an insect over the Word of God!

And that is what many are doing today as they look to the stars for answers through aliens and UFOs and other things like astrology, etc. Instead of prayerfully seeking help from the Lord God Himself, the Creator of the heavens and the Earth, they seek help from the creation, through the mechanistic movements of dead lifeless planets (although beautiful to behold as is all of creation) and through contemporary versions of spiritism like channeling to contact beings who claim to be aliens on one hand and dearly departed Aunt Martha on the other.

Beelzebub, also known as Beelzebul or Baalzebub, was known as the “lord of the flies–Beel or Baal meaning lord, and zebub meaning to fly, or flit from place to place. It was believed that Baalzebub could drive away flies but also that he could send them as a curse upon an enemy. Archeological sites have even uncovered golden fly images that were used in worship to this idol. The name also suggests lord of the (lofty) habitation or dwelling,  meaning of this lower world, which is why Beelzebub was associated with Satan the prince of the power of the air (Eph.2:2). {2}

Consider that Beelzebub was used as a title for Satan and the demonic realm because it aptly describes his activity as the lord of the flies or the lord of those that flit from place to place.  The title “the prince of the power of the air” is literally, “the one who is the ruler in the realm of authority of the earth’s atmosphere.” That is the domain of Satan and the fallen host of heaven at his command.

In my book Alien Antichrist, I go to great lengths to demonstrate that Satan rules the upper regions of the atmosphere which surrounds earth. He is literally the ruler of the air during the present age. Now, don’t you find it incredible that legitimate UFO activity occurs in the sky, the air of our atmosphere? And that UFOs tend to fly or flit from place to place, much like the activity that was attributed to ancient Beelzebub.

The Bible reveals that Beelzebub, also known as Lucifer the Light-Bearer, desired to rise above all of creation and make himself equal with God. But the Lord would have none of it and Satan found himself cast down to the atmospheric regions of the Earth.

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.  Isaiah 14:13-14

The Prophet answers the desire of Satan by saying, “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” (Is. 14:15).  His final doom will be the sides of the pit, the pit of the Abyss as John disclosed in the Revelation 20:1-4.  In the meantime though, Satan rules the upper regions of our atmosphere in the spiritual realm.

He is a Cherub who wanted to fly to the lofty heights, usurp the heavenly domain of Almighty God, and receive worship from humanity just like God; and he still desires those things.

Beelzebub is the Lord of the Flies, the ancient Fly-god of the Philistines, and he rules the atmosphere which is filled with spiritual flies who manifest from time to time as UFO and alien activity. Presently he receives worship and attention from humans who long for alien contact. He deceives those who use occult means such as channeling to contact alien beings; and his methods of deception will lead the world to accept him as an alien god one day. That day may not be far off. Once the prophetic hammer falls, and the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:6,7 is removed alien disclosure will occur. At that point in time nothing will restrain him from manifesting as the alien god that was predicted in the book of Daniel (11:39; nekar eloahh literally refers to the coming of an alien god). {3}

There is an interesting parallel between Beelzebub, alien disclosure, and the plagues of Egypt. In Egypt God sent swarms of flies as a judgment.  Egypt was corrupted by the plague of flies, they filled the land from one end to the other–flitting, swarming flies. When Satan and his fallen angels are finally cast out of the heavens they will visibly manifest in our atmosphere and our planet will be corrupted by a plague of flitting swarming flies lead by Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies.

To be continued….

In my book, Alien Antichrist, I go into great detail about all of this. On this Blog I can only skim the surface, so if you would like to know more about the coming alien deception then I recommend the book. You can get a copy from Amazon by clicking on the link on the right side of the page.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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Endnotes:

1.  Strong’s H1176 – Ba`al Zĕbuwb, Baal-zebub = “lord of the fly,”a Philistine deity worshipped at Ekron (Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon).

2. Fausset’s Bible Dictionary, Andrew Robert Fausset.

3. Strongs H5236 nekar–an alien, foreign, strange; a strange and unknown thing; H433–elowahh–God, false god.

Illustration: “Beelzebub and them that are with him shoot arrows.” an illustration from the Henry Altemus edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, published in 1678. Public Domain in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pilgrim’s_Progress#mediaviewer/File:Beelzebub_and_them_with_him.jpg

IS EBOLA A BIBLICAL PLAGUE? by Jeff Wingo

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Preaching of Christ on the Mount of Olives about the second coming by Alexander Ivanov, 1840.
 
¶  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?  and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be  famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew 24:3-8
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Matthew 24:32-33
According to the Bible there will be many signs that the time of the end is near. Now I don’t want to sound like a caricature that we are all familiar with–you know,  the man wearing a sandwich board that says, “Repent!  For the end is near!”  I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, nor do I wish
repent imageto be portrayed as some crazy end of the world cultish fear monger of the type that we have all heard about.
And yet there is something alarming I find about events in the news lately. Now, I am sure that those alive during the late 1930’s felt the same way, with the type of news that was flowing out of Europe regarding Hitler and the rise of Nazi fascism.
 Yet look where we are: The  increasing threat of war in the Middle East; terrorism and terrible pestilence in various countries of Africa; the spread of Ebola from Africa, to Europe, and on to the United States. The increasing U.S. military presence in Africa (and the presence of Chinese interests in Africa as well), and the destabilizing saber rattling coming from the Ukraine, the Crimea and other places.  In addition, both China and the United States are expanding their presence in the Asian Pacific region. It almost seems that an international nightmare is developing.
THE FEAR OF DEVASTATING PLAGUES AND PESTILENCE
Ebola and other dread plagues even seem to be increasing and growing more virulent, and most people find that rather disconcerting, and rightfully so. Obviously no one wants to become ill and possibly die, including myself. But we do live in a fallen world and pestilence like Ebola are part of it (although I have been reading lately that the current plague referred to as Ebola may in fact be something else, possibly a bio-weapon of some type).
Nevertheless, these things will be a part of the end-time experience before the return of Christ. Jesus said we would see an increase in plagues and famines, and that all of these things are the beginning of sorrows. I don’t like to hear words like that either, but He did say that is what will happen.
What if what we are seeing with Ebola turns out to be a biblical end-time plague? What if it continues to spread around the world like a devastating spider web? What if, in about a year, millions have been affected by Ebola. The consequences of that would rearrange the geopolitical landscape wouldn’t it?  That would bring war and the rumors of war that Jesus also spoke about.
Consider just for a moment the United States. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I love my country, and I do love living here. The U.S. is a beautiful place with many millions of good, hard-working people just trying to live life and raise their families. But what if the plague of Ebola spread throughout the population, thus weakening the nation, what do you think would happen? The U.S. would become completely vulnerable and the grab for worldwide influence and power among the nations would be unfathomable. I am sure that Russia, China, Iran, and others would move to rearrange the chessboard and gain the advantage, that is human nature in this fallen world.
I am certainly not expert on international politics or other international affairs. Nor am I a prophet. But I believe that a devastating worldwide plague could possibly initiate other events like war that would spin out of control very quickly, possibly leading to the Gog-Magog war that the Prophet Ezekiel wrote about (Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39). Without the United States Israel would be completely isolated and that would more than likely open the way for war with Radical Islamic elements and countries like Iran and others.
Only time will tell if Ebola is an end-time plague, but presently lets all hope and pray that God will have mercy and allow the medical authorities to slow its deadly progression. I do not look forward to the consequences if they should fail.
But ultimately our hope is in Christ; we have the hope of eternal life, and we know that the suffering of this present world is only for a moment when considered in light of eternity. Place your hope in Jesus Christ; He will rescue this world at the right time. One day He will step forth from eternity into our time and space and will renew this world and make things right.
Psalm 91:1-16
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo

EBOLA: PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL by Jeff Wingo

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Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
Nobody is ready for Ebola, and the leadership of the United States is not ready to face this devastating plague head-on.
For weeks I have heard that we have the best healthcare in the world. We can handle this better here in the States than they can in West Africa.
Well, Ebola is here and no one is handling the situation properly. In fact, the finger-pointing has started and the blame is flying faster than a rocket to the moon.
Now we have learned that a second healthcare worker who tended to Liberian Thomas Duncan has contracted the dreaded virus. The sad part is that she flew to Cleveland Ohio and visited with relatives in the Akron area.
All of this is a bit disconcerting, and yet the pathetic dithering of the Obama Administration persists and they continue to blather on and on about how prepared we are to handle this.
My opinion is that nobody in this country is ready to handle a severe epidemic, and they never were. Truth be told, protocol was not followed in Dallas because no one expected this kind of thing to occur. And yet what should we expect?
President Obama and the head of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden, have both refused to initiate travel restrictions with the Ebola stricken countries of West Africa. And now we are told that the nurse who traveled to Cleveland Ohio called the CDC to report that she had a low-grade fever; and yet she was cleared to travel on a commercial airliner from Dallas Texas?
The inept policies of this Administration know no end, or was all of this intentional? Could it be that Obama believes that the United States deserves to suffer along with the rest of the world? Or, could it be that this is designed to panic Americans into submission as the disease rages throughout our population?
Isn’t it a coincidence that all of this is happening  right before a major game-changing election in a few weeks. Is all of this designed to throw the election back to Obama and his cronies like Senate leader Harry Reid?
The shame about all of this is that the vast resources of the United States could have been used to help the people of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea in West Africa. Controls could have been implemented to help contain the spread of the virus, and resources could have been used to help the people of that region so that they could recover from the devastating impact of all of this.
But now our resources will be kept at home all the while allowing our borders to remain open. That is nothing short of insanity, a waste of resources, and an opportunity squandered. But then again, small-minded men usually think only of themselves–their hold on money, power, and other resources that could have been utilized for good, but find use only for selfish, self-centered, short-sighted goals.
As was said during the Watergate era, follow the money, that is usually where the answers lie with petty leaders and dictators.
Time will reveal the truth as it usually does. Just a few things to think about.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Illustration, Tableau de Michel Serre (1658-1733) représentant l’hôtel de ville de Marseille pendant la peste de 1720.  Great Plague of Marseille in 1720 killed 100,000 people in the city and the surrounding provinces
1. Obama administration failed to implement all of the CDC’s advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak.

ANTICHRIST: THE WARRIOR KING by Jeff Wingo

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Apollyon battling Christian in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. {1}

¶ The ominous Antichrist figure is often depicted in books and movies as a Messiah-like figure, usually tied to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. That description however belongs to the Second Beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet.

A careful examination of the relevant biblical text regarding the Beast uncover a different version of the Antichrist; because he is more accurately portrayed in Scripture as a Warrior-King, an all-consuming conqueror of the earth and the souls of men.

In Revelation chapter six he is depicted as the rider on a white horse. As he exits the Abyss he leads an overwhelming force of demonic locusts charged with the task of tormenting the people of earth who do not have the seal of God (Rev.9:4). In this picture of the Antichrist Beast we see the epitome of evil as he rides forth from the Abyss as a victorious king going “forth conquering, and to conquer” (Rev. 6:2).

No longer is he a prisoner in the cage of the Abyss. He resumes his position as a king, the King of Babylon the Great, a position that he once held during the days of Noah before the flood (I address this in my book Alien Antichrist, pages 132-142).

The Apostle Paul warned us that he is “the man of sin, the son of perdition (2 Thess. 2:3); the English word perdition is the Greek word apōleia; it is an active word meaning “a destroying, utter destruction” {2} which accurately describes his name and character (Apollyon, Destroyer/Abbadon, Destruction), and his work as he rides forth to inflict chaos and destruction on the earth.

Jesus, Daniel, and Paul all warned us to watch for “the Abomination of Desolation” (Matt.24:15; Dan. 11:31; 2 Thess.2:3,4). In Daniel the Abomination refers to the acts of the pagan king Antiochus Epiphanes who desecrated the Jerusalem Temple in 168 BC. He installed an idol of Jupiter Olympus and sacrificed a pig on the Great Altar before the Temple. After the sacrifice he ordered his men to spread the broth of the swine throughout the Temple. {3}

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Jupiter Olympus was also known as Zeus the father of Apollo. He was the chief deity of the Greeks and later of the Romans as Jupiter. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology.

It is interesting to note at this point that Satan is also known as the archon or prince of the air (also identified with Baal and Haddad, gods of thunder and storms), and as  Ba‘al Zəbûb the Philistine “lord of the flies” or the lord of those who flit from one place to another.

Jesus warned the Jews and anyone else living in Jerusalem that “when ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand); Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains (Matt.25:15,16).

In other words, run as fast as you can to escape what is about to take place!

His point was that when the Abomination of Desolation happens, that one act will be  a sign that the Great Tribulation has begun.

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).

Daniel called the Beast a King of Fierce Countenance (8:23) which describes the presence of his person. This describes him as “hard of face”  {4} meaning that he will be stern or severe and full of arrogance and pride. {5}
Daniel says that he will be a war king invading many lands including Israel and the city of Jerusalem (Dan 11:41, 42). In fact, in Daniel 11 from verse 36 on, the narrative is all about war; the Antichrist, the King of Fierce Countenance will be the instigator of it all.

Indeed, even Jesus said of this time that if not for his personal intervention, “there shall no flesh be saved” (Matt. 24:22). War will consume humanity so much that it will be impossible to compare it with any other time in the history of the world; in fact, during this period of time over 2 billion people will die (see Revelation 9:15,18).

Christians and Jews will be marked for persecution and execution. Daniel says that the Little Horn (the Antichrist Beast) will “war with the saints, and prevail against them” (Dan.7:21). Daniel also says the Beast “shall destroy the mighty and the holy people” “and by peace shall destroy many (Dan. 8:24,25).
The Apostle John says that the Beast will kill the Two Witnesses (Rev.11:7), “and it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Rev.13:7).
In fact, one theme that runs through the Revelation is that Christians will be consumed by the Beast.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held (Rev.6:9-11).
It is interesting to note that these saints are told to rest; because they will be joined in a short while by other brethren  who will be killed by the Beast just as they were  (Rev.6:11).
The Great Whore of Babylon (representing the spiritual elements of Beast worship) has a golden cup in her hand filled with the blood of the martyrs of the church.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration (Rev.17:6).
The good news is that even when this is happening  the saints “overcame him (the Beast) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”  (Rev.12:11).
Finally the saints who died during the Great Tribulation are with Jesus in the Kingdom of the King; and the Great Physician dries their tears and heals the soul and body from all tribulation.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  Revelation 20:4

As you have seen, the biblical picture of the Beast is not of a Messiah-like figure. As I said before, that is reserved for the False Prophet. The Beast is a warrior, a Warrior-King, as revealed through this Bible study. We must get away from popular depictions of the Antichrist and return to biblical revelation.

Only then will the truth be revealed to us and that will prevent our being deceived.  One of the signs of the times is powerful deception. As Christians we have two things that will prevent deception in these days. We have the Holy Spirit who enlightens our mind to the Word and speaks the Will of God to our heart, and we have the Word itself, the Scriptures. Read the Bible for truth, for understanding, and to gain knowledge about God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and our future. Everything that we need to successfully navigate these trying days is to be found in the Bible.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16,17
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo

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Endnotes:

1.Apollyon (top) battling Christian in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. 1850 Edition. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaddon#mediaviewer/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg

2. Strong’s G684 – apōleia;

3. Picture of Zeus/Jupiter, God of the sky, lightening, thunder.

4. The Pulpit Commentary, 1890, Daniel 8:23.

5. Albert Barnes, Dan. 8:23.

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EBOLA NEWS

I knew this would happen. Now, hospital emergency rooms and personnel are scrambling to get the latest info about how to handle the deadly Ebola problem. Everyone claims they are prepared and then we find out that a Texas hospital turned away an active Ebola victim with only a  handful of antibiotics.

Cities, states scramble after Dallas’s Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

http://news.yahoo.com/cities-states-scramble-dallass-ebola-missteps-expose-planning-110808761–finance.html

Americans are in a panic, buying protective gear like there is no tomorrow.

Sales of gas masks, bio-hazard suits and foil blankets soar as ‘survivalists’ prepare for Ebola epidemic – and warn others to store water 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2789194/stock-drinking-water-don-t-answer-door-neighbours-ebola-outbreak-advice-issued-families-sales-home-infection-control-kits-soar.html

That advice may be prudent if the Feds decide to quarantine certain areas.

Most Americans have lost their way though, instead of Gas masks and protective suits perhaps we should turn to God like the leadership of Liberia have done.

Liberia: Ebola A Plague From God Due To Sin

‘Seek forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts such as homosexualism’
Read more at, http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/liberia-ebola-a-plague-from-god-due-to-sin/#Msff3CM2G643SZ54.99
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We all need to be in prayer at this time, the world has only one hope:
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. Deuteronomy 4:29-31
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! Isaiah 31:1
Stay in prayer, stay in the faith, trust in Jesus.
He is risen, he is risen indeed!
Jeff Wingo

SYMBOLIC MEANING OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE By Jeff Wingo

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation chapter 6, taken as a whole, provide a composite picture of the ominous ruler of end-time prophecy, the Antichrist. Each horse and rider also reveals an aspect of his character, and it also paints a vivid portrait of the Satanic endgame as well.

The White Horse

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Revelation 6:1-2
“The first horse reveals the Antichrist Beast as a warrior king, complete with a crown, a bow, and a white horse. In the ancient world the white horse was a symbol of conquest, victory, and triumph, and signified to the vanquished that their conqueror could not be overcome.” {1}
The Red Horse
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Revelation 6:3-4
Power and authority are given to the second horse, the red horse of war, to take peace from the earth. His great sword shall plunge the entire world into war, a war led by fallen angels and sinful men. Peace will flee from the entire world as society degenerates reflecting the character of the Antichrist.
The Black Horse
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Revelation 6:5-6
The third seal releases the black horse of famine which always follows closely on the heels of war. In his hand is seen a pair of scales or balances which symbolizes stress and calamity.
The Pale Horse
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Revelation 6:7-8
The twin horses of war and famine are followed by the pale horse of death, closely followed by hell. He is called death because the Spector of Death is “pictured as a tyrant subjugating all men under his rule.” {2} Hell is pictured following because he is the king of those imprisoned there.
Once the Antichrist is released from the Abyss (Rev.9:11) this wicked army of Tartarus  will go forth “conquering and to conquer.” The name of the King of the Bottomless Pit is Apollyon/Abbadon which means destroyer, and that name fully describes both his character and his occupation.
But There is Hope 
At the end of the Great Tribulation God the Father will send forth His Conquering King!

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  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.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.  Revelation 19:11-16

Apollyon may rule the earth during the Tribulation but Christ will return, rapture His saints, destroy the enemy, and inaugurate one thousand years of peace. The Son of David will rule the earth with a rod of iron, and all of His enemies will flee.

If you don’t yet know the King, realize that Christ died on Calvary’s cross to pay the penalty for your sin. Call upon the Lord and He will answer you with forgiveness, mercy and grace. Eternal salvation only comes to those who call upon the Lord in faith, trusting in His mercy.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:4-7
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Endnotes:
1. Albert Barnes, comments on Revelation 6:2
2. Thayer’s Lexicon, comments on thanatos (death, G2288).

ARE THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE ON THE MOVE? by Jeff Wingo

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And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.  And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

(Revelation 6:1-8)

EBOLA.  The word itself is frightening once we grasp the terrifying consequences that await the poor victims of this horrific plague. Thousands of people in the countries of West Africa are suffering and dying and thousands more may perish before it is over. And now, because of the neglect of the Obama Administration, Ebola is part of the United States, and more than likely will hit Europe as well. Unfortunately, the open border policies of the President and his Administration will end with disastrous results for the people of the United States if the plague is not contained quickly enough.

Controls could have been implemented months ago but now it is too late. And as quickly as Ebola can spread, thousands of Americans may die because of the neglect and inept policies of President Obama. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison would be rolling over in their graves if they could see what America has become in the last 25 years.

Wars, rumors of war, famine, plagues and pestilence, are making their terrible presence known in various places around the world. This situation has always been the lot of humanity, but is something looming that is even larger?

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew 24:4-8

1. War

2. famines

3. Pestilence

4. Earthquakes

For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?               Ezekiel 14:21

Humanity has always suffered through war, plagues and pestilence, and famine. That comes with living in a fallen world. But the prophetic difference is when these things become a global phenomena.

What Jesus predicted, and the scenario presented in the book of Revelation and the other prophetic writings of the Bible, are pandemics on a global scale, where millions, even several billion people may die.

Consider for a moment Revelation 9:14:  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

According to this one prophecy over 2.3 billion people will be consumed by war.

Or, consider Luke 21:14:  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

The biblical signs of the end are:

1. Worldwide war driven by powerful fallen angelic forces.

2. Great earthquakes, the Greek is megas seismos which means, “violent, mighty, and strong;” a violent shaking {2} in divers or many places, i.e., spread all over.

3. Pestilences or plagues spreading throughout a population. In this case, all over the world in many different places at once or one after another.

4. Fearful sights, or “that which strikes terror” or fear {3}, and great signs, “a sign, prodigy, portent, i.e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature” {4}; signs indication that remarkable events are about to happen.

When you begin to see more of these things happen in close succession pay attention, because that is what Jesus was talking about, especially the fearful signs from the heavens. And what could be more frightening than an invasion by powerful supernatural beings. Fallen angels who pretend to be aliens and UFOs, enlightened beings from another planet or galaxy.

That is what my book is all about. The entire scenario is explained in depth in my new book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days. You may get a copy from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

THE GOOD NEWS:

If you are a Christian then you may rest assured that the Lord Jesus will be with you through all of this. Whether it’s the powerful deception of aliens and UFOs, or the deadly Ebola virus, or famine, or sword. The Holy Spirit said through the Apostle Paul:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written,  For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

For the Christian, the Lord Jesus Christ is our hope, our steadfast anchor in the storm, our Good Shepard in the Valley of Darkness, our redeemer from all of our sin, our friend that sticks closer than a brother, our covering and shelter!

For those of you who do not yet know Christ as a redeemer and a savior just know this: God loves you and provided for you through His Son, Jesus. Come to believe the Gospel-repent and turn to the only hope we have in this dark world.

And the Gospel is this: Christ died for our sins, and was buried and rose again from the dead (1 Cor.15:1-4).  If you believe the gospel, trusting that God will do what He says he will do–He will forgive your sins, save you, and give you the gift of eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  John 3:16-17

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Endnotes: 1. Both the painting and the photographic reproduction are considered public domain in the United States; Wikipedia Commons; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse_vasnetsov.jpg.

2. Strong’s G3173 – megas, violent, mighty, strong (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon); G4578 – seismos, shaking, commotion, tempest. Preeminently an earthquake.

3. G5400 – phobētron. 4.

G4592 – sēmeion

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EBOLA NEWS

Isn’t it an incredible fact that all of this is happening right before a very important election next month in November? Oh, they wouldn’t do that would they? They wouldn’t try to discourage voter turnout by releasing a deadly virus on the American population would they? IT IS DOCUMENTED IN MANY PLACES THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS EXPERIMENTED ON AMERICANS BEFORE WITH INFECTIOUS AGENTS, WHY IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT?

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

http://wariscrime.com/new/the-13-most-evil-us-government-human-experiments/

For your information here is an interesting article about the Ebola scare in the United States–THEY ARE LYING TO US! What They Don’t Want You To Know About Ebola Spread In The US 

http://www.allnewspipeline.com/What_They_Dont_Want_You_To_Know.php

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Ebola protection myths busted: ‘direct contact’ means indirect contact, N95 masks, full-face respirators and more

http://www.naturalnews.com/047135_airborne_Ebola_N95_masks_full_face_respirators.html

THE EBOLA CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES by Jeff Wingo

With the arrival of the deadly Ebola virus now in the United States I just wanted to post this article so that those interested may understand what is going on. I believe the release of the virus in the U.S. was intentional by the powers that be.
Consider that this is happening right before a very important election in November. Oh, they wouldn’t do that would they? The longer I live, and the more research I am able to do, the more I am convinced that most of the things that go on are intentional–it’s all about the money and power. Follow that yellow brick road and it usually reveals a lot of hidden truth.
Below is a link to an article by John Little at Omegashock.com. Mr. Little has written a very informative article that needs to be read by as many people as possible, so I am posting a link here. Please read the article, this is information that you need to know. 
Also, please pray that the Lord Jesus will intervene in the countries of West Africa and bring healing somehow. Most of the victims of Ebola already suffer the scourge of hunger and extreme poverty. This just adds to the burden as families are destroyed, and the nations reel under the devastating implications of all this.
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Ebola in America–The Deadly Implications

WHY BIBLE PROPHECY IS IMPORTANT by Jeff Wingo

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The deadly Ebola virus is currently ravaging West Africa killing thousands of people. In fact, in Sierra Leone the statistics are staggering: five people are afflicted with the virus every hour. {1}  Indeed, the virus has become a contemporary Black Plague and if the current trend continues the death toll quite possibly may reach into the tens of thousands. Lets all hope and pray that God will intervene and mercifully end this horrific scourge.

Unfortunately, because of the scourge of political correctness that infects the current Administration in Washington D.C., an unrealistic worldview, and the pathetic dithering of the Obama Administration, the State Department, and the CDC, the deadly Ebola virus has landed on the shores of the United States. Travel between West Africa and the U.S. was not restricted in any way, thus allowing an infected man to fly from Africa, to Europe, and on to the U.S. Over one hundred people may have been exposed to the virus, including dozens of school children in Texas.

ISIS, the terrorist army that is sweeping across Syria and Iraq continues its deadly rampage as it murders thousands of people in a brutal nightmarish fashion. Beheadings, crucifixion, torture, and the dismemberment of Christians and other religious minorities have become their trademark and method of operation. Unfortunately, the Islamic beast is just as effective a killing machine as it was in the seventh century when the Prophet Mohammed and his bloody army of fanatics swept across the Arabian Peninsula murdering all who refused to submit to his new “religion of peace.”

Over the course of two millennia many people have come in the name of Christ, and some even claimed to be Christ. The world is full of false Christs and false prophets; in fact, the ultimate form of this phenomena will manifest as the two beasts of Revelation 13, the “beast”  who is popularly called the Antichrist, and the second beast who is most often refered to as the False Prophet.

Plagues and pestilence, famine, war, the rise of deceptive religions, and pseudo-religious leaders in the name of Christ are all signs of the time of the end. Some may rightly argue that we have always had these things, and that is true.

But what differentiates the “normal” course of human events from the end of days scenario foretold in the Bible are the frequency and the intensity of the events. In other words, when these things begin to happen one after another, in an almost overwhelming fashion. That’s what usually gets our attention.

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The prophecies of the Bible are important and necessary to understand the course of events in human history. Without the prophetic word we cannot make sense out of these things. When I read the words of Jesus, “All these are the beginning of sorrows” I realize who controls the future and the course of world events.

Does that make it any easier to understand? No it does not. The works of God are sometimes difficult to understand and often I find myself puzzled and frustrated as to why things happen–death, disease, accidents, war, etc. But I must learn to surrender to God and accept the fact that this is His world, and it was here long before I came along, and it will continue long after I’m gone.

Prophecy helps us to understand what will take place in the future. 

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John (Rev.1:1).

God has certain laws and as the Creator He has the right to demand that the people of the nations of the world obey those laws. Yet humanity for the most part has decided to reject the Word of God. Once that happens, and on the worldwide scale that we see today, chaos is sure to follow, and that is exactly what we see. Lawlessness abounds in almost every area of human society.

Yet the Word of God has warned us these things will happen, and when we realize that God knows the end from the beginning that does bring comfort. By faith we must walk in the midst of the chaos, “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil: for thou art with me”  (Psalms 23:4).

The prophecies of the Bible are important for those reasons. Even though we are surrounded by evil, we can walk through the darkness by the light of the Word of God and by the light of Christ.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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Endnotes:

1.  Ebola outbreak: ‘Five infected every hour’ in Sierra Leone; http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29453755

 

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