“’Muslim demonstrations’ are nothing new. Googling that phrase gives 1,300,000 results. But if one adds the word ‘violent,’ there are 2,450,000 results, suggesting that violence occurs nearly twice as often. If this happens with the result of destruction in Jerusalem, the biblical end-times are signaled,” says Richard Ruhling, author on current events and Bible prophecy, offering the following view.

“The day of the LORD comes…all [Arab or Muslim] nations against Jerusalem to battle...the houses rifled, the women ravished, and half the city shall go into captivity.” Zech 14:1,2. We don’t see weapons in the above picture, but with the history of Muslim demonstrations, 2 + 2 will probably spell trouble.

“The day of the LORD” is the end-time apocalyptic period that John saw in Revelation, poorly translated as “the Lord’s day” in Rev 1:10 when he heard a great voice, as of a trumpet.

The Rule of 1st Use teaches that where a word is first found, it often has a context or meaning that fits end-times because Christ is also the Word, and “the First and the Last” in Rev 1:11.

With this rule, the great trumpet is probably a huge earthquake because we first find the word “trumpet” in Exodus 19, when Mt Sinai “quaked greatly” in a mini-judgment day with God present in a confrontation with Him and the Ten Commandments.

Context suggests that an earthquake is in our near future, as suggested by other “day of the LORD” texts--Joel 2:10,11; Zeph 1:7,10 (“crashing from the hills” and Zech 14:1,5 (ye shall flee…as from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah). This is probably about the Muslims who have no rights to Jerusalem, but take it as verse 2 suggests.

But before we point at Muslims and say they are bad, we should see that the US is no better. When the LORD roars from Jerusalem and the earth quakes (Joel 3:16) we may see the US will feel it as “judgment begins at the house of God”—both Jerusalem as the house of Judah, and the US that more than any other nation represents the 10-tribe house of Israel that went into apostasy.

Assyria took them captive and God scattered them among the nations, Jer 30:10. Many migrated to Europe and fled the papacy to the New World, but God promises to bring BOTH Israel and Judah back to the land of the covenant, Jer 30:3, though He “make a full end of all other nations,” verse 11.

The point is, the US has done the abominations that Moses said would get Israel vomited out of their land, Lev 18:22,25, and as Egypt killed babies, we have aborted 60 million. Egypt enslaved Israel, but corporate US has enslaved most people in alcohol, tobacco, drugs that we call ‘healthcare’ but are a leading cause of illness and death. People are in bondage to food, fashion, fiction, gambling, greed, sex, perversion, porn, TV, violence, ‘music,’ etc.

God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant, saying “I am married to you” Jer 3:14. This is the meaning misunderstood as a rapture that doesn’t come until the “last trumpet,” 1Cor 15:51,52, and there are 7 trumpets Revelation after the earthquake, Rev 8:5,6.
The Good News is that we can marry the Bridegroom (wedding parables) and not be here when God makes a “full end of all other nations,” Jer 30:11.

Marriage to Christ involves high destiny. “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has.” Luke 12:44, but we must be watching when He ‘knocks.” Verse 36,37. Since the Bible explains itself, the knock is an earthquake because the only other place Christ “knocked” was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD. Type and antitype is suggested as ‘history repeats.’

“Watch” is translated from gregoreo, meaning to be awake. It would be unfair for Christ to tell us to be awake without clues for when, because we can’t be awake every night, but Passover was the only night that being awake was commanded, Exod 12:10. That’s when Christ said to be awake, Matt 26:38-41.

But there’s an important modification to Passover as a time of judgment. Christ’s closing parables fit Passover as the time of judgment, but in the 2nd spring month, “as the days of Noah,” (Genesis 7:11). The next parable begins with “Then [same timing or as a direct consequence] shall two be in the field—one taken, the other left.” Is this a FEMA swat team or martial law after some huge calamity?

Other closing parables of Christ have this timing. The evil servant begins to smite fellow servants at the end of Matthew 24. “Then [same timing] shall the kingdom be like 10 virgins” and it ends with “watch” [a clue for Passover].

But then He said, You don’t know [the Greek word, eido, means to be aware or understand.] He was saying, You don’t understand, for the kingdom is like a man traveling to a far country. If Israelites took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back for Passover, they knew to keep it a month later, “as the days of Noah,” when judgment also came in the 2nd spring month, but most scholars miss the connection to the law in Numbers 9:10,11.

Jews recognize Passover as a time of judgment, but Christians should see Christ’s clues for when He, as the Master, returns in judgment as from a far journey [to heaven] according to the law and calamity at that time should convince honest Jews that He was the master in his parable and he returned at the time specified in the law.

It should be mentioned that the Passover and Easter observed a week ago are disqualified as a papal maneuver with Easter as the first full moon after the equinox, but their calendar ignores the New Moon as the start of the month according to God’s calendar. The word, chodesh, (thin crescent, is seen in Google images) is the beginning of the month, Exod 12:2. The Passover and Easter a week ago had the New Moon before the equinox and didn’t count.

So let’s see what happens at the end of April, and if Muslims cross the line and take Jerusalem, we should watch and pray on the eve of 2nd Passover as explained above.

How to “open unto Him immediately” at His ‘knock’ is explained in a free ebook, Jerusalem’s Destruction Will Signal End-Times Before Judgment on United States, no charge on Tuesday, April 10 at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075XMQ1KM Amazon offers a FREE app to read ebooks on phones or computers. It explains the wedding parables for those who seek the highest destiny. Christ knew how to motivate! More information at http://MayJudgmentDay.com

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is an author on current events and Bible prophecy