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A book by B. J. Coombs



Chapter 8

Almost everyone is interested in ‘tomorrow’


The immediate future



(The Second Coming, [pre-trib., mid-trib., or post tribulation/holocaust] – secret or not? Is studied a few paragraphs further on – the answers may surprise you. I had to completely change my previous beliefs after this study – but thank my Lord - my Spirit was receptive to His Truth).




First we will pinpoint our exact moment in time on the prophetic timetable from scriptures which are irrefutable.

Luke 21:24 "And they (the Jews) shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the TIMES of the GENTILES be fulfilled."

From A.D.70 right through to 1967, Jerusalem was ground underfoot by Heathen nations until the absolute fulfillment of the latter part of verse 24 only a few years ago.

The first part of verse 24 happened in A.D. 70 when the Roman General Titus Vespasianus (who was Roman Emperor from A.D. 79-81) captured and completely sacked Jerusalem and killed most of the inhabitants. From that time forward, Jerusalem has never again been under the complete control of the Jews UNTIL the six day war of 1967 when in the first 48 hours Jewish forces overran the whole of Jordan west of the river, involving the capture of Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Nablus, Ram allah, and Jenin, as well as the whole city of Jerusalem.

On June 27,1967 the Israeli Knesset passed legislation making New and Old Jerusalem into a single municipality, and the Israeli pound became the only legal tender.

So! Once again after nearly two thousand years of Non-Jewish occupation – the WHOLE of Jerusalem is under Jewish control (or was at the time of this writing [late 1980’s] [it will not be so for long, but that is another prophecy which we will look at later], the important thing is that it has happened).

This means that the "Times of the Gentiles" are now Fulfilled" and that prophecies relating to this Time are about to take place.

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meaning here anyone who is not of the Jewish faith or is of a none-Jewish nation (even though they may believe in God or Allah).

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More NOW prophecy


Luke 21:25 "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking at those things which are coming on the earth; for THE POWERS OF THE HEAVENS SHALL BE SHAKEN."

We will look at verse 25 a little later, but in verse 26 " The powers of the Heavens shall be shaken" is an extremely amazing and important statement, especially as it was written nearly two thousand years ago: many theologians impute this sentence toSpiritual Powers’ but this is completely false as we will go on to prove from the original language a few paragraphs later.

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strength, violence, abundance of power.

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Meaning to "AGITATE AND SHAKE TOGETHER" (as in Luke 6:38…. Pressed down [as by gravitational forces] shaken together, and running over [giving more]) and refers specifically to the powers of the heavens being shaken together here on earth.

You probably know that the stars including our Sun are powered by the fusion (or shaking together) of the nuclei of atoms (mainly hydrogen). THIS PHENOMENA was exactly duplicated here on this planet with the detonation of the first H-bomb or Hydrogen bomb on 1 November 1952, at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

An Atom bomb is the result of the splitting of a heavy nucleus into two or more less heavy nuclei, and is called nuclear FISSION, the H-bomb or Hydrogen bomb is the result of the UNION or "SHAKING TOGETHER" of two or more light nuclei to form a heavier nucleus and is called nuclear FUSION or as the Prophets of old wrote "shaking together of the powers of the Heavens."

How else could those Prophets of old have better described the releasing of nuclear energy here on this Earth (for atomic/nuclear fusion is the driving force of the material/physical universe)?

This History changing event also took place within the same generation (just a few years) as the 1967 war and the release of Jerusalem. COINCIDENCE? – No! It is prophecy being fulfilled before your very eyes.

Luke 21:27 "And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory….

32 Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION (the one that sees these events happen) shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

So! Although we are not told the exact year the events we are now going to unfold will take place, we DO KNOW without a shadow of a doubt – the GENERATION - us! Living now.


But! Before we progress further – back to the difference between "POWERS of the Heavens" and "Spiritual POWERS" as recorded in



"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against POWERS, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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meaning freedom of action, right to act, unrestricted. So the Preachers who state that the POWERS of Luke 21:26 are Spiritual Powers are totally wrong.

Matthew 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be."

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (alive): but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened."

2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens (airy heavens) shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

The Prophets of two thousand years ago could not possibly have described the coming holocaust with more vividness or clarity.


It could be a nuclear war started by plagues (Germ, chemical or biological warfare) or some other form of dastardly weaponry, started by some Devil invoked maniac – soon followed by a shower of huge meteoroids sent by God to stop the war and plagues and reshape the planet ready for the millennium. This horrific event is clearly prophesied.

Mark 13:25 "And the STARS will be out of heaven falling, and the powers (Dunamis) in the heavens will be shaken." (Interlinear Greek-English translation).

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Actually meaning a luminous meteroid (a meteorite is that part of a meteroid which survives the fall to earth). This could mean I.B.M’s (inter ballistic missiles) which would leave the planet uninhabitable because of radiation – or! Showers of huge chunks of space stuff which leave no radiation and from which the planet could quickly recover, or both and any residual radiation would be covered up.

On June 30 1908 a meteorite hit the valley of Stony Tunguska River, Siberia, devastating hundreds of square miles and causing an earthquake that was felt around the world.

Revelation 16:18 "And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great.

19 And the great city (Jerusalem) was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell….

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."

What could possibly be more graphic than these words? Except perhaps – these.

Isaiah 24:20 "The earth shall stagger to and fro like a drunken man, and shall sway to and fro like a hammock: it’s transgressions shall be heavy upon it."

Zechariah 13:8 "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be CUT OFF and die; but the third part shall be left therein (alive)."

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So two thirds of the population of the whole world will die.



Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light."

What an awesome description of a cosmic/meteoric winter with unknown numbers of volcanoes all adding to the black pall of smoke that will cut off the light of the sun and the moon. (Once again preachers try and tell us this refers to spiritual things or the Church [but once again this is a nonsense] which time does not permit to prove wrong at the moment, but will in an appendix).

But! To allay any trepidation – here is how you can escape all these terrible happenings and be vitally alive here to greet our Lord when He returns.

Being alive now, and staying alive to greet our Lord in person, is the greatest honour and fulfillment that can ever be experienced by anyone – ever, in this earthly body.

There are many Christians who believe they are going to be kept from this awful holocaust without doing anything about it – except believe – that they are suddenly going to be miraculously transported to some safe place, or that a first stage of the second coming (secret or not and called by some "the Rapture") will take place. But what does the HOLY BIBLE say about these beliefs?

Hebrews 11:7 "By Faith Noah, divinely warned about the unseen future, took good heed and built an ark to save his household. Through his faith he put the whole world in the wrong, and made good his own claim to the righteousness which comes of faith." (N.E.B.).


How easy it would have been for God to just transport Noah, his family and all the animals and other creatures to a place of safety whilst He brought on the flood. But NO! Noah and his family had to work for one hundred and twenty years through all the ridicule and jibes the unbelievers could throw at them – to build the greatest wooden ship ever built, and that on dry land far from the sea. (It would not surprise me if even his sons thought at times that Noah was mad ),

Luke 17:26 "Even as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man."

Genesis 6:9 "…Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God." (Amplified).

So! Although Noah was a righteous man – He still had to do something to escape.

The Bible tells us what is going to happen; this book lays it out before you, but – YOU have to do something – not just wait and hope. Here is what you have to do, It is your test of faith.

HOWEVER! As long as our Lord sees that you are completely willing to follow His will, It is quite possible that our Lord will not ask you to go through with it as in the case of :

Hebrews 11:17 "By faith Abraham, when he was tried , offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son."

You know the rest – he was not required to sacrifice his son.

Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day (Hemera – very short period of time), death and mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth HER."

Revelation 19:2 "For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the GREAT WHORE which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand."

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It is all false, counterfeit, incorrect, fraudulent, misguided religions and beliefs (even including atheism).

How much more plainly can it be put? We need to pray to God’s Holy Spirit in the name and authority of our Lord to determine His will about what we should do and where we should go (if we have to go some place else), in order for Him to protect us from the effects of the violence/plagues/strifes/wars and terrible happenings which we can see already starting to happen.

If there is a first second coming (Rapture) before the holocaust (tribulation – Armageddon) then WHY does our Lord need to shorten those days for the ELECT’S sake if they are already with Him in Heaven?

Matthew 24:22 "…but for the sake of the elect (God’s chosen ones) those days will be shortened."




This event, although of inconceivable magnitude, is probably the most argued about of any event that is still future. In fact some sects believe it has already happened (God help them); but we will just look at pure scripture and accept what God (not man) says.

Matthew 24:26 "Wherefore if they shall say unto you, behold, He is in the desert; go not forth; behold, He is in the secret chamber; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall the coming of the Son of man be."

The above scripture tells us without a shadow of a doubt that our Lord’s second coming is NOT secret.



The time factor is also the subject of much controversy. Even though the Bible tells us with crystal clearness.

Mark 13:23 "But take heed: behold. I have foretold you all things."

Mark 13:24 "But in those days after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,…"

26 AND THEN shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

27 AND THEN shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His Elect.

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chosen, chosen to be of especially high rank in administrative association with God) from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of Heaven (where the spirits whose earthly bodies are dead have been residing)."

These scriptures show clearly that our Lord’s return is AFTER the first part of the terrible holocaust, and those of His Elect presently alive will be kept through the first part of the tribulation because they are faithful like Noah (Ark) and Elijah (oil and meal) "1 Kings 17:14"

Luke 21:35 "For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

The preceding verse is one of the verses that the Rapturists (secret or not) use to establish their beliefs that they ESCAPE by being caught away out of – before.

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To FLEE out of a place or ESCAPE as in the following two verses:


2 Corinthians 11:33 "And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and ESCAPED his hands."

Acts 19:16 "And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, so that they FLED out of that house naked and wounded."




Our Lord’s return

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