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The Full Gospel Church

Vol. VI Number 42   November 3, 2002

The Coming War

Middle East Ref Map

We hear about a war Brewing with Iraq that our government is trying to sell to the public that it is in the national interest to go to war. The war that is brewing in the Middle East could lead to the rise of the Anti Christ along with Armageddon as described in Revelation. All of the talk of war with Iraq, war against terriorism, and the proliferation of Nuclear weapons has me concerned that we are on the fringe of the war described in the Bible. A war which I believe that will totally annihilate the United States and Canada, bring the Antichrist to power, along with the rule of Satan and his agents for seven years. Look ate the players, and the countries involved and you will see what I am talking about.

The Players

United States

The President is persuading the United States that Iraq is our enemy and that we need to depose Saddam Husain.

Just reading the NY Times shows that the United States is in the process of creating a war in the Middle East. We are in the process of acquiring others to our cause along with doing our best to get European and Eastern Allies for the war effort.


At the present time Israel is having trouble with the Palestinians along with trouble with the settlers in the outlining territories. These problems mean that Israel will be able to lend the US military base support, but probably will not be able to provide military support for the U.S. incursion into Iraq. With Israel's support, the other Arab states could join together and join forces with Iraq.

Russia and France

Both countries have been opposed to the attack on Iraq and have even hinted that they would use their veto power in the UN. Lately there has been some compromises as described in the NY Times.


Jordan does not want to be caught in the middle between Iraq and Israel. If a war starts they will find themselves having to choose between two adversaries. They are in the position that whatever they choose would be detrimental for their own country.


Iran is in a current conflict and they don't like either Iraq or the U.S. With the U.S. attacking a country on their border they will have to choose the lesser of two evils.

This could be the start of the end as described in the Bible. The day of the Lord could be at hand and the time to repent is now.

Revelation 6:1-17

1 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.
2 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.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 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.
9 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:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The Full Gospel Church

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Published by: Rev. LeRoy D. Cressy (215) 535-4037

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