In response to Kim Jong-un’s provocative missile launches on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the beginning of the second (complementary) trumpet, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said “all the options are on the table now.” (ABC News) That means President Trump is even considering the use of nuclear weapons.
There are no constitutional restraints on his power to do so. Even if all his advisers have counselled against it, as long [as] it is clearly the president giving the command, the order must be carried out. There are no checks and balances in the system. (The Economist)
When the sky clears above the scorched earth, the only important question will be “Who shall be able to stand?” We know how to live through the end of the world. Many Christians view Trump as God’s answer to the nation’s and the world’s problems, but does the Bible tell the same story?
During his campaign for the presidency, Trump’s opponents strongly questioned whether a man of his temperament could be trusted with the nation’s nuclear codes. If the answer to that question isn’t clear, one thing sure is: when he uses them, nobody can say they weren’t warned.
The Bible itself warns of what is happening. The second trumpet literally fulfilled on Monday, when Kim Jong-un “cast into the sea” his missiles. This is not the first time that he has done so, but it is the first time that he aimed them “dangerously” close to civilization—the west shore of Japan, in this case. And it is the first time that the US has said “we are not ruling anything out”—not even nuclear weapons when it comes to that. The US and South Korea rejected China’s urging to calm down at the emergency UN Security Council meeting that was held this week.
Japan is relying on allies like the US to help defend itself. North Korea’s emblem prominently displays the country’s sacred mountain, Paektu, looking majestically over the hydroelectric dam and power plant that provides electricity to the country, as well as to neighboring China—originally built by Japan, ironically. The power station has been bombed and re-built several times in the past, and would be a likely target to diminish North Korea’s already lacking supply of electricity.
Paektu Mountain is actually a supervolcano with a historical eruption on par with Mount Tambora. Because of its power, Mount Paektu, or simply Paektusan, is the namesake of North Korea’s missiles, rendered as Taepodong in another dialect (see Wikipedia). Literally, the name of North Korea’s missiles is “a great mountain burning with fire,” which is the description given in the second trumpet of Revelation.
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire [Paektusan/Taepodong] was cast into the sea [the Sea of Japan]... (Revelation 8:8)
We knew ahead of time that this prophecy would fulfill on precisely March 6, 2017, and we warned accordingly. We also know the secret to staying alive as the situation escalates further...
Come to us to learn how to be protected, as Psalm 91 says:
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. (Psalm 91:7)
The US immediately deployed its THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea, angering China, but THAAD is not the protection that Psalm 91 speaks of. God’s protection is knowing when it will happen, because if you know when, you can be prepared. If you know when, you can expect the unexpected.
In a sense, we are now going back in time. We are headed toward the point where World War II ended: the point where nuclear weapons were used. The reversal of time is how we knew that the second trumpet would happen on March 6. We have already seen the cycle of trumpets going forward, so it was a simple matter to understand the complementary trumpets in reverse as we go back in time.
You can think of the time reversal and completion as intermeshing gears turning in opposite directions.
The Bible text is split across both sides in a complementary way, so that putting both parts together completes it. In the forward (clockwise) cycle of trumpets, the second trumpet timeframe was April 11 to October 10, 2014. That was when the fish dying from Fukushima radiation reached the west coast of America. The contamination spread all the way across the Pacific Ocean, which accounts for a third of the world’s surface area. The middle part of the second trumpet was literally fulfilled:
...and the third part of the sea [the Pacific Ocean] became blood [radiation poisoned]; And the third part of the creatures [fishes] which were in the sea, and had life, died... (Revelation 8:8-9)
God cares for you. You are of far greater value to Him than a great deal of fish!
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)
As the world spirals toward disaster, will you reach out and grab hold of God’s outstretched arm? His hand is the same hand that points out the timeframes of His prophetic warnings. It is the same hand that pointed to March 6 through July 20, 2017 as the timeframe for the completion of the second trumpet, as the clock turns backward (counterclockwise).
Before July 20, you will most probably also see the destruction of the ships, as it is written:
...and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:9)
You have very little time, but it won’t cost you anything to give a little of it back to the Lord. When you put your trust in Him, His promise to you is that your bread and water will be sure. Best of all, after a little over two years, you will come out as the owner of a heavenly mansion—a handsome reward for such a little investment of time on your part.