Donald Trump has a reputation for doing things, well, differently. He has denounced and withdrawn from several major international agreements that were painstakingly hammered out to the satisfaction of prior administrations, and he regularly upsets world leaders by his insistence to follow his own course apart from accepted norms—sometimes even departing from his own intelligence. When he stoked the Muslim inferno of anger by announcing that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it kicked off a prophetic seventy weeks of trouble. That was a decision that presidents had apparently planned, but kept postponing every six months for more than twenty years for security concerns.
Thus, today, the president of the United States hardly seems like one who could foster peace with anyone, much less between Israel and the Palestinians! Yet that is exactly what he is trying to do. His decision on Jerusalem even led the Palestinians’ de facto leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to vow to reject any US-drafted peace deal, sight unseen. But the tightly-guarded plan is being pushed forward anyway.
When I wrote about the time of trouble such as never was, I advanced the question of whether this peace deal could have anything to do with the sixth plague. Now it’s time to take a closer look at that.
Very little is known about the deal that many say is doomed to failure, except that it is now complete. In “a rare press release” that came at the beginning of the third-plague throne lines on the Orion clock, the US ambassador to Israel said it is waiting for when “the time is ripe” and when “its potential for acceptance, execution and implementation” is maximized. To be sure, there are many factors that influence that potential. For example, Jared Kushner, who is spearheading the plan, “is relying on Saudi crown prince Muhammed bin Salman… to legitimize his peace initiative,” but with the prince’s connection to the black blood of Jamal Khashoggi, his ability to do that may be compromised.
It would not be smart to seek the bolstering influence of one who is actively getting bad press! Perhaps this has something to do with Trump’s shocking announcement of the withdrawal of all troops from Syria on the first day of the fourth plague—a major advantage for Turkey, since it would leave their enemies, the US-allied Kurds, much more exposed. Turkey has been slowly dribbling evidence on the Khashoggi case to the press, keeping it ever-present in the news since his “execution” on the first day of the second plague, and some have suggested that Trump’s withdrawal may be a quid pro quo, where in exchange for silence on Khashoggi, he gives Turkey an advantage over the Kurds.
At the UN General Assembly in late September (when Abbas complained that Trump had undermined the two-state solution), the US president anticipated the plan’s release within four months, but that timeframe has since been extended. Now Trump’s 60-to-100-day timeline for complete troop withdrawal would terminate between mid-February and late March, consistent with the new timeframe for releasing the peace plan:
The Trump administration plans to unveil its long-awaited peace plan in February, but its release may be delayed until March or April as it trains new staff on a team dedicated to the coming diplomatic effort, according to US officials familiar with the matter.
Here we have an interesting development! The world has been expectantly waiting as delay after delay has postponed the unveiling of the now-completed peace plan, till its release is now aligned with the time God has had marked plainly on His clock all the while: April 6, 2019. Could that be its release day—during the throne lines of the sixth plague, when the final segment begins? The throne lines, which extend symmetrically on both sides of the clock, signify an impacting event in the sixth plague whose refection was visible in the third. A release on April 6, 2019 after the announcement on November 26, 2018 would fit the bill.
In a case like this, where we do not know much about the deal, either in content or release date, we have to utilize the clues we do have—especially those that come from divine revelation in the Bible with the backdrop of God’s clock.
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:) (Matthew 24:15)
That parenthetical statement at the end of the verse is significant; it indicates that special understanding would be required to discern the intended meaning of the previous words. We learned before that standing in the holy place includes a reference to a holy place in time in this case—the throne lines of either the third or the sixth plague. God has provided clocks for the last days so that we can properly discern the fulfillment of the end-time prophecies. Whoso readeth, let him understand with the clock.
Thus, we understand that the abomination of desolation—a.k.a. Pope Francis, who is none other than the serpent-bearer in whom Satan is manifested—must stand in a holy place. We saw how at the third plague, he figuratively stood on holy ground as he recognized the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33 as a genocide. However, at the sixth plague, of which the third is only a reflection, we would expect him to stand on holy ground literally, as well as in speech.
Should we expect him to visit a Ukrainian Holodomor museum or memorial? Or might he stand instead at a holy site that has global significance, of which Ukraine and its Holodomor were merely a reflection? The fact that the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal was announced as being complete during the third plague throne lines gives us a strong hint as to what it could be. Are you starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together?
It is interesting to note what little has been said publicly by Jared Kushner about the deal:
Commenting on the more aggressive approach the White House has taken in dealing with the Palestinians, Kushner said, “one thing about this file is that there are about a thousand ways to fail and what we determined early on is that if we are gonna fail, we are not going to do it the same way that people have done before.”
In other words, the deal will be stepping away from the traditional ideas, where talks have historically stalled, with neither side trusting the other’s willingness or ability to keep peace. But perhaps a more intriguing observation is the pope’s relationship to the situation. Shortly after the announcement that the peace deal was complete, Abbas met with the pope in a private meeting, where the matter of Jerusalem was the main theme.
“Particular attention was reserved for the status of Jerusalem, underlining the importance of recognizing and preserving its identity and the universal value of the holy City for the three Abrahamic religions,” a Vatican statement said, referring to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
The Christian component is one that is not often mentioned, but the Vatican expressed its own interest in the status of Jerusalem, referring to it as “the holy City.” As he left the private meeting, Abbas confided in Francis, saying, “We are counting on you.” It begs the question, “for what?” What is the pope planning that Abbas would be counting on him to fulfill? Surely it is something more than restating his already well-known support for a two-state solution! Time will tell.
And recall that when Trump visited the pope not long after taking office, in his parting greeting as they shook hands, he reassured the pontiff, “I won't forget what you said.” Beside his instructional writings, the pope’s gift to Trump of a symbol of peace indicates that this theme was a significant issue for the pope in their dialogue.
While Trump and Francis have had their disagreements, it seems that in time, the president has learned who’s boss. For more than two and a half months while his “zero tolerance” border policy was in force, Trump was coldly indifferent toward the separation of migrant families at the border, despite condemnation from all sides—world leaders, bishops, even his wife. But within hours of the publication of Pope Francis’ criticism, Trump made an about-face with “a rare public step-down” that stunned the world:
White House officials, advocates and congressional leaders were blindsided Wednesday when word emerged that Trump was considering doing precisely what he'd forcefully claimed he couldn't do — act unilaterally to quell a growing humanitarian and political crisis.
There’s not much that can trump Trump’s pride as he defiantly sticks to his ideas. Just ask the members of the “G6+1” who attempted to reason with him about tariffs shortly before this surprising reversal! He can do what he wants with his policies, but when the Jesuit boss in the Vatican speaks, even Trump listens! To be sure, he won’t forget the pope’s words behind the closed doors of the Vatican; if the pontiff wants a say in the peace process, then that’s what he’ll have. And with the theme of the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula that is coming up in early February being, “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”—as he meets with Muslim and Christian leaders in the United Arab Emirates—he seems to be planning to take just such a role!
Gulf Arab leaders understand that Pope Francis and other Christian leaders have a valuable role to play in bringing about accord between Israel on the one side and the Palestinian and Gulf Arabs on the other.
The often-overlooked role of the pope in the peace negotiations revolving around the status of Jerusalem is exactly the one Jesus pointed to when He referred to Daniel’s prophecy. You just have to bear in mind that the so-called “Christian” religion is far from Christ in reality. The Bible describes the Catholic church as the mother of harlots, but she has a whole family of prostituted daughters: the fallen Protestant churches (which is all of them). We have traced out the identity of the pure woman of Revelation 12 in the conclusion to the Stench of the First Plague series, but suffice it to say that she is not a large body of believers. You will see shortly that, contrary to the world’s estimation, God’s view of the three Abrahamic religions is not so favorable.
The holy place on the clock in which the pope must stand is the focal point of several prophetic timeframes! The countdown began the day the pope addressed the leaders of the whole world at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2015; the abomination was set up, or lifted up.
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Daniel 12:11)
Day 1290 of that countdown is April 6, 2019—precisely within that 4-day holy time on the clock! The final 1260-day span of the prophecy of the two witnesses, which we determined many months ago to begin on October 25, 2015, also extends to that same day, April 6, 2019. Then there is the sacred prophecy of the seventy weeks, which finds its literal day-for-day application beginning with Trump’s decree to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the midst of its seventieth week again falls exactly on April 6, 2019! Add to that the fact that Sister Barbara of the GodsHealer7 End-time Prophecy Channel was given a 1290-day prophecy timeframe for “the time of darkness” that ends—as she reports in every video—on April 6, 2019, and we can see that God is pointing out that that day is a very special one that should not be underestimated!
Could it be that this is the very day that the peace deal will be agreed to by all parties? It may seem like “it’s a waste of time,” as the Israeli justice minister recently said, to hope for peace between them, but what could better fulfill Paul’s well-known prophecy in 1 Thessalonians?
For when they shall say, Peace and safety [Strong’s: security]; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
In a sense, it is indeed a waste of time, because the next thing prophesied after the peace and security is sudden destruction, meaning that the world’s greatest achievement of peace and security does not hold. While the justice minister will “wait and see what they [the US] will offer,” God gives us greater assurances in His word. Consider even the wording: “peace and security.” The peace plan is not just about peace, but also security, as Kushner has pointed out:
“I think that what we’re working on will allow Israelis to have the security that they want and the Palestinian people to have the opportunity that they want,” he said, while avoiding the question of whether the plan would call for a two-state solution.
Israel wants the security of trusting its neighbors not to throw grenades and rockets onto its land. Palestinians, however, just want to be able to live a peaceful life on a land they can call their own, without danger of anyone taking it away. Thus, when this plan is agreed to, it will without doubt be the proclamation of peace and security that Paul—being an Israelite (and a Roman) himself—foretold two millennia before!
Considering the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, perhaps we should consider a third party—one in whom, unlike the US, all sides could put their trust. After all, the Bible speaks not of two parties at the sixth plague, but of three:
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Revelation 16:13)
Could these three unclean spirits like frogs have anything to do with the peace process? In order to identify the unclean spirits, we need to understand whose mouths they come out of! We addressed this question in Anchored in Time, describing the sixth plague of the preparatory cycle in 2016. You can find the details there, but the conclusions were that the beast was the UN, the false prophet was apostate Protestantism, and the dragon was Satan. Now at face value, it would seem we are in trouble, because apostate Protestantism, while it is very interested in the happenings of Israel, is not directly involved in the peace process. This is where the overly simplistic mindset of many students of the Word blinds them to the truth.
It is not true that a single prophetic interpretation is necessarily valid for all time. Prophecy may fulfill in different ways according to the window of opportunity when Jesus might come. He could have come in 1890, when the beast was rightly interpreted to be the papacy—before the UN ever existed—but His chosen body rejected the light that would have made it possible for them to endure the end. Next, He could have come in 2016 when the beast would have been fulfilled by the UN as we wrote, but again they refused to listen to His word, prompting Him to finally reject them as His body, just as He rejected Israel of old. Now the remnant of the remnant, though few in number, have made their sacrifice and desire to receive and distribute all the light that He brings to them.
And what is that light—the present truth specifically for our day? The UN was the responsible party for the creation of the State of Israel, which is at the heart of the sixth-plague developments. Thus, it is very reasonable to identify this beast as that very entity—the offspring of the UN and enemy to many of its regional neighbors: Israel.
The false prophet was formerly symbolic of apostate Protestantism, matching the circumstances of the preparatory cycle in 2016, when the world religions gathered at Assisi to “pray for peace.” Now, however, instead of apostate Protestantism, our mind is immediately brought to a notorious false prophet, who is the founder of a major world religion. Of course, Islam is the religion of the false prophet, Mohammed. While apostate Protestantism misrepresents Jesus’ nature by claiming that He had an advantage over us because of His divinity, Islam misrepresents Jesus’ nature in the opposite way by denying that He was the Son of God. Both are false prophets because they lead men away from the Son of God, who came “in the likeness of sinful flesh, and… condemned sin in the flesh.”
Thus, we see two parties to the deal clearly referenced through the beast and the false prophet, so it follows that the dragon who is mentioned in the prophecy is also a party to the deal. Here, there is no change; the Bible makes it plain who the dragon is: Satan, and he is the same enemy regardless of the circumstances of the time. We have known for years that Satan is manifested in Pope Francis; he presents himself as an angel of light, but in reality, he is the man of sin in the flesh. The dragon, therefore, points to Pope Francis, and we see how the Bible exposes him as one of the three parties who has a role at the sixth plague!
To be clear, the prophecy has two aspects: there are the three entities involved, and then there are the three spirits that come out of the mouths of those three entities. They are not the same thing! The three spirits are a spiritual, or religious, phenomenon, while the former set are political decision-making powers, who speak through the laws and contracts that they sign.
The beast speaks through the lawmakers in Israel including the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, while the false prophet speaks through a political authority who represents Mohammed. While this could theoretically be someone like the “Supreme Leader” of Iran, the context suggests that the stateless Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas would be more fitting. In fact, the reference to a false prophet instead of another beast, which are used biblically represent political kingdoms, is indicative of the stateless condition of the Palestinians. The pope represents both a religious and political entity, and the symbol of the dragon (a beast) is used to point to his political role.
So with the three entities identified according to the time in which we live, let’s consider their significance in relation to April 6, 2019 and the timelines ending then. Does our new understanding shed some light on what the pope may do on that day? Maybe the Bible has more words to clarify this point for us.
When we wrote about the prophecy of the seventy weeks, we saw how it applied not only to Jesus, the Messiah—an aspect which was fulfilled through His first advent—but it also sheds light on the desolator at the end. Not everything in the prophecy pertains to Jesus, which may contribute to why many today have lost sight of how Jesus fulfilled the first part, and assume the whole thing pertains to the future.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, [this much was fulfilled by Jesus in AD 31, when He ended the sacrificial system with His own sacrifice, but the remainder points to the analogous time in the future application—to April 6, 2019] and for the overspreading of abominations he [many versions make it clear that this does not refer to the same person as in the first part of the verse] shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate [rather, desolator]. (Daniel 9:27)
The question is, what does it mean? Let’s break it down. It is in the context of the sacrificial system and the covenant, so when it refers to the “overspreading of abominations,” it is in the temple setting. Some versions even translate this phrase to specifically say “at the temple…” in connection with the abomination. Of course, being that there is no temple in Jerusalem today, it would simply refer to the general area, from the mosque that stands on the temple mount to the city in general. This is a big clue, because the temple area is still recognized by the world as a holy place (as is “the holy city”), and would be a highly symbolic location for the signing of the peace and security deal.
The remainder of the verse speaks of the desolation that will ultimately be poured out on the desolator. By using the same root word, the concept of retribution is incorporated—he who brings desolation will himself receive desolation. It speaks of the destruction of Babylon, that is, the kingdom of the devil, and just as God’s throne is described as being surrounded by four “beasts” or living creatures, so also Satan’s kingdom consists of multiple branches. There is the united political system (represented by the UN) and the united religious system (represented by tolerance, which would be iconified by a Middle East peace deal due to the religious ties to the “holy” city), all under the authority of one individual: Pontifex LuciF’rancis. It has ever been Lucifer’s prideful ambition to achieve complete world dominion—in an effort to ultimately usurp the very throne of God Himself.
Thus, the Bible paints a picture of three political entities that come together at the sixth plague, and speak a word of unity: And now we know who “they” is that Paul referred to:
For when they [the pope (dragon), Israel (beast), and the Palestinians (false prophet)] shall say [with their mouths, or signatures], Peace and safety [the peace deal]; then [the next point on the clock] sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Out of this deal, however, three unclean spirits jump into the limelight like frogs, revealing the unholy nature of this union. There are three unholy spiritual entities involved in this transaction, and it isn’t difficult to understand what they are: they must be the three so-called Abrahamic religions that the three political entities represent, which Abraham, whom God called to separate from the land and gods of his family in a stand for the one true God, would not approve!
Judaism descended from those who, when they claimed Abraham as their father, Jesus corrected them, saying that they (who would kill Him) were of their father, the devil!
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)
Next, the Christendom that the Pope represents are those whom the apostle John warned had the spirit of antichrist. They did not stay in the faith of “Father Abraham” either. We need not speak of Islam—the descendants of Ishmael, Abraham’s son of bondage and not of faith. These religions represent every unclean thing that is opposed to the faith of Abraham! That is how God estimates them.
But why frogs? What does the frog represent? The amphibious animal is scarcely even mentioned in the Bible—only fourteen times, and of those, thirteen are references to the plague of frogs that God brought upon Egypt. It is interesting that this isolated reference is also in the context of a plague, so God must be pointing to His plague of frogs on Egypt, and what it meant at that time. Consider what Moses’ father-in-law had to say about the Egyptian plagues:
And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. (Exodus 18:10-11)
In the plagues of Egypt, Jethro recognized that the Hebrew God was above the gods of the Egyptians and humbled them in their proud dealings. To the Egyptians, the frog was represented in Heqet, the frog-faced goddess of fertility who was especially associated with child-birth, and ultimately even life after death. Thus, in the sixth plague, God uses this pagan symbol because the covertly pagan world is seeking to “give birth” to a new order, and the peace deal is their frog amulet to which they cling in the hopes that it will grant protection to the mission of the unclean Abrahamic religions who then go to the nations of the world to rally them together, swaying the people from the pulpits and podiums of their churches, mosques, and synagogues.
After the peace deal is signed, the Bible indicates that the unclean spirits—the spirits of devils—speak through leaders of the three anti-Abrahamic religions and “work miracles” of peace to gain the support of the world leaders.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Revelation 16:14)
It is ironic how the peace and tolerance movement is at peace with and tolerant of every form of sin and error, but when you present the truth, or live according to it, then there is no more tolerance or peace! The unclean spirits of tolerance gather the world to war against those who honor the truth.
The attentive student will note that we have long recognized that April 6, 2019 represents the end of the pope’s reign, and yet, this seems to be the time of his greatest achievement! Were we wrong in our understanding? Before we jump to conclusions, it will help to have a broader prophetic picture of the sixth plague events.
When God repeatedly points to April 6, 2019, He is not lifting up His enemy, pointing to any supposedly great achievement. No, no. This is a day when God manifests His power as He has not done for nearly 2000 years! His two witnesses have been prophesying in sackcloth—clothes of mourning, representing the sadness for the very few who have believed their report. But at that time, their work in sackcloth will be over! This is symbolized at the beginning of the sixth plague text by the drying out of the Euphrates—the fourth river of Eden, which is connected with the fourth angel’s ministry as we explained years ago. The message will have served its purpose and will be taken away from those who made no use of it, while the Spirit of Life invigorates the cause of Christ. Consider what the Bible says of His return:
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)
When Jesus comes, those who pierced Him in AD 31, will be alive to see Him return in the clouds with their own eyes. That means they must be raised beforehand!
And many [not all] of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2)
Jesus speaks, and His voice is heard at the sixth plague:
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Revelation 16:15)
When He speaks at the sixth plague on the way to earth, His voice awakens many in a special resurrection. It is not the great First Resurrection of the righteous on the day of His return, and certainly not the Second Resurrection of the wicked, but a smaller, earlier resurrection reminiscent of the saints who were raised at Jesus’ death. Some who are raised are on God’s side, and others are raised to witness in shame, the victory of Him whom they despised without cause.
For the world, the Jewish new year begins on April 7, 2019 with Satan standing as apparent victor, with peace and tolerance in the Middle East. However, by God’s calendar, it is just the 12th month—the final “hour” of time on God’s clock—and there is still a great work for God’s people to do at that time. This will be covered in detail in a future article, but suffice it to say that it is a high time for God, as His chosen work for one month in direct opposition to the spirits of darkness led by the pope. Then, with the nations gathered for religious war, the fire comes down in sudden destruction at the seventh plague on May 6, 2019, and Jesus will draw His people up to Himself.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Jesus seems to point to April 6, 2019 as “His time,” in a recent prophecy of Godshealer7:
December 6, 2018
Let those who have ears, hear. Let those that have eyes, see. My time [April 6, 2019] nears, but many shall not awaken till My deliverance [May 6, 2019]. They mock My messengers and hide from Me, but I see them all. I shall kindle the spirits of the chosen, so they shall be ready. The heavens await My command to do My bidding. I am the God of order. For everything, there is a season. My messengers have cleared the path. Will you follow Me while there is still time?
Sister Barbara always says, “I am announcing the coming of the Glorious Kingdom and His majesty” until April 6, 2019. At that time, the special resurrection will give a preview of the Glorious Kingdom, for it is His time who said, “I am the resurrection, and the life.” But the Pope will stand in a holy place representing the desolation of the divine order that he has orchestrated and the world leaders will have their hopes in him as they rally together for Armageddon, joining Abbas in saying, “We’re counting on you.” Nevertheless, we saw how the desolator is prophesied to become desolate. The pagan frog-faced goddess of new life will be discovered to be impotent compared to the life-giving power of the Creator! Yet many who mock will not wake up to the reality that they have been deceived and Babylon is fallen until He actually completes the deliverance of His people from the earth and the clock reaches the end.
Those days will indeed be a great time of trouble. Satan’s regime of so-called “tolerance” will oppress the faithful children of God. But the chosen, whose spirits will be kindled, will have comfort in their trials and light amid the prevailing darkness; their bread and water will be sure. It is the grand face-off between Satan’s peace through tolerance, and God’s peace through truth. Who will win? Will Satan scare away the faith of the chosen with imprisonment, torture, or the very real threat of death? Or will the peace of God triumph over the antidiscrimination and gospel-intolerant hate-speech laws, so that the world may be lightened with the glory of God?
The Lord gives us a prophetic description of future events, and as the future comes closer to the present, we see the world events taking shape in fulfillment of those prophecies. Our understanding is continually refined, until we may understand God’s word with clarity.
And now I have told you [in broad terms] before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe [recognizing the correct application of the actual events to the broad terms]. (John 14:29)
May your faith not falter in the time of greatest need—the final “hour” on the clock for the frogs.