Monday, August 26, 2019
The time of the Great Tribulation revealed in the Psalms!
I'm super excited to share something with you that the Lord revealed to me a few weeks ago. But before I do, I need to lay a foundation or you all will think I've finally lost my mind.
My pastor mentioned once in a sermon that he'd read a book by J.R. Church called Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms in which the author was saying that each Psalm corresponds to a year in our present age.
Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible if you start with Genesis and the 48th book of the Bible if you start from Revelation and go backward. Interesting to note that if you put those numbers together you get 1948, which is the year Israel was reborn! J.R. Church said in his book that if you put 19 in front of each psalm from Psalm 1 to 99, you get the year 1901, 1902...1999. Then after Psalm 99, you add 20. So Psalm 100 would correspond to the year 2000, Psalm 101 to year 2001, etc.
I haven't looked at every Psalm, nor do I claim each Psalm has some prophetic event prophesied for that year. Also most of the messages are very subtle, which is why I believe people have missed them for so long. But the Lord said that in the latter days He would reveal many things to His Saints.
Let me give you the strongest examples. If J.R. Church was correct, then we would expect to find some mention of the rebirth of Israel in Psalm 48, right? (Which corresponds to the year 1948)
Here's the entire Psalm
Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress. When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together, they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror. Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor. You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. Selah within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Mount Zion rejoices, the Villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments. Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers, consider well her ramparts, View her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation. for this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
As you can see, the Psalm is all about Israel, Mount Zion, Jerusalem and the Jewish people and how they are rejoicing and praising God. Why? Because
When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together, they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror. Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
God thwarted all of Israel's enemies and replanted His people back in the land of promise! All the nations were astonished! This, of course, was also prophesied in Ezekiel 37:11-14
Here's another one. In 1967. In what is known as the Six Day War, (June 5-10, 1967) Israel, against all odds, took possession of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the West Bank and the eastern sector of Jerusalem (including even the Temple mount for a brief season) from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. These areas were almost immediately repopulated by Jewish settlers. The celebration is reflected in Psalm 67., which had been written as a priestly blessing of thanksgiving in the context of a miraculous triumph over the Assyrians in the time of Hezekiah's reign over Israel.
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
If you study the Psalms 41-45, you'll see many verses within them that reference the Jewish people's cry out to God for help during World War 2
Psalm 40: 12-14
For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me. Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?... I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. v 14
Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death. v 19
Psalm 45 - the war ends. Hitler commits suicide in April of 1945
This Psalm refers to a wedding and a time of rejoicing. It's almost like the Psalm is saying the Lord heard the prayers of the Jews and He's preparing to bring the remnant into the land in a sort of wedding ceremony or celebration There's an interesting verse that seems to describe the loss of an entire generation of fathers.
6 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
What about 2001? Would we expect to find something in Psalm 101 about what happened on 9-11?
Interestingly enough Psalm 101 is all about God's judgement. I'll leave you to look it up yourself.
In 2004, there was an earthquake in the Indian Ocean which resulted in tsunamis which killed over 227,000 people. Here's part of Psalm 104
Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
I'm not saying that every Psalm has some prophetic significance, and some of them we may not be able to determine. Perhaps an event occurred in that year that wasn't a worldwide event or something that isn't easily found in the history books. Also, the Psalms have other meanings, of course, meanings for the time in which they were written, and also there are many Messianic references in the Psalms. But you have to admit this is pretty cool!
I'm going to end here this week. But come back next week because I believe the Lord has shown me the year the Tribulation starts!