By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)
The title of my article will not attract the many, but will be food for the soul of the few. After Donald Trump got elected, Christians are as calm as the millpond. Throw a pebble and you will get tidal waves. Trump will refine our economic woes, yes, but who will refine our moral and our global woes? Will it be: Trump, Jesus, Bush or Fire?
I choose “Bush” and “Fire”.
You’re shocked at my choices?
But before you proclaim me the heretic and set me on fire, I am still entitled to say my last words. What saved Noah was the Ark which was designed by God and built by Noah. Had you paid closer attention to the question, it asked “what” and not “who”.
Sure, God saved Noah, but it was the Ark, which God designed that saved Noah. God is the originator of the plan and the final medium was the Ark. As we say, it takes two to tango. As far as “Bush” and the “Fire” goes, I could spend years just writing about “fire” from a biblical sense while I will deal with “Bush” in a minute later.
Fire is the only prevention that refines us to prevent us from the eternal fire of hell. We need a little fire. The Bible has several examples about how God will refine us by fire. Refining is so crucial that Revelation 21:27 states:
“There shall not enter into it [heaven] any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.”
So now what do we do; anyone “defiled” “shall not enter into it [heaven]”. This verse is clearer than the millpond.
And before you throw your pebble, just think, “NO ONE” “defiled” can enter into the clean heavenly millpond. There are no buts, there are no ifs and there are no ands, because if there are any buts, ifs or ands, then God’s word is guilty of the very blemish of lying and his waters are as murky as the Mississippi. Therefore, Christ will refine us “through fire” before we enter heaven and therefore we need to cooperate.
God does not lie. No one enters unless they are made perfect.
So now what do we do? We only have two choices: A) Re-interpret the verse to say “the impure will enter directly” or: B) understand that to enter heaven is a process, just as scripture revealed, that it is through Christ you “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12) “We are co-laborers with Christ” (I Cor. 3:9) “And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands.” (Isaiah 64:8).
Just as Noah (the builder) was co-laborer with God (the Architect), we too are to be molded with fire. Say you ‘love Jesus’ all you want, but to reject his molding fire, you will not be one of His, but are the spawn of the devil.
It is after all, Christ Who saves, not us, but how can God save unless we too cooperate through suffering?
And even if we do “B” (cooperate with God) we might still have some blemish, which means we still cannot enter His millpond. Period.
So now what do we do to solve this dilemma? There are only two choices:
A) Believe that we are eternally damned by our small blemishes?
B) Believe that Christ is merciful and still offers us a cleansing process where every spec of blemish is finally removed to become like Him?
So which is it?
Some believe that there is only a heaven or a hell. If this simplistic analogy is true, what do we then do with scripture, which speaks of “the abode of the dead,” “sheol,” and “hades”? These are not hell. 1 Peter 3:19 speaks of a penitentiary:
He preached to those spirits that were in prison
Where these people in A) heaven B) Hell C) God’s penitentiary?
The correct answer is “C” since these were not experiencing the torments of hell and the text says its “prison”. This is the penitentiary.
So lets not call it “purgatory” or “limbo” lest we throw a pebble in the millpond and divide by arguing over labels and terminology. And perhaps calling it “penitentiary” is over the top, a penitentiary is for serious crimes and I doubt that Hitler is there for he gets the electric chair, in Hell.
Lets just call it a “different compartment,” a “temporary pool,” “intermediate state,” “the holding place,” or how about “the shower”?
Yes, if you have some dirt, you either hit the shower stall, before you jump in the pool, or you go straight to hell. If you reject holding places, what then do you do with this:
And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the pool of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15)
Here we got some serious swimming pool: an eternal fire. “Hell” being “cast into a “pool of fire” are not the same place. There is no escape from the clear text.
This holding place is in Scripture, which proves that the idea that everyone goes immediately to heaven, or immediately to hell, is not exactly correct for every soul. It is either you get some purifying fire on earth, or later, or end up eternally in fire, it is all up to you, but you can’t swim in the pool without a shower. If a good steward of a swimming pool on earth insists we can’t jump in the pool without a shower, what makes us think that God does not demand we too get one as well?
Besides John’s apocalypse, even Paul tells us that each man’s work will be tried and if the works fail the test:
“He will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire” (1 Cor 3:15).
This fire of purging is what it is.
So we have a purging fire on earth, or a purging fire after death, or an eternal fire in hell. If one meets God in the end insisting there is no purging of sins, and God honors such request, they then will be cast straight to the fire of hell. The prudent will beg God to reconsider the stupidities taught by some ignorant pastor.
People hate this truth. Fire is not always a bad thing. Even here on earth, God promises the fire of persecution:
Beloved, take not [as] strange the fire [of persecution] which has taken place amongst you for [your] trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you (1 Pet 4:12)
Here, let me ask a Jesus-style question; which do you prefer: A) The fire of persecution that brings you closer to God, purging your sins on earth, or: B) The limbo life where you are lukewarm doing nothing to only end in up eternally in “the pool of fire” (Rev 20:14)?
Even the death penalty causes most to call the pastor to confess, console, and repent to the family of his victim. Therefore, the “death penalty” opens the gates of heaven and shuts the gates of hell. Go look at most cases on death row; most repent. Had they been allowed to live, the likelihood of them repenting is slim. Therefore, it is the spawn of satan who condemns us when we say that the unrepentant sodomites deserves the “death penalty”. They say this while claiming that it is they who are filled with “love” while they accuse us of pure “hate”.
And lest I enter into complex arguments, modern jargon, and scriptural gymnastics, the irrefutable Jesus-style question is this:
since we do not have a single line in history that interprets Romans 1 to say ‘no state punishment for unrepentant homosexuals,’ should we then ignore and reject two hundred decades worth of interpretations and accept an interpretation that only crept a decade or two ago?
Think about it. The church got it wrong for two millennia, even including the U.S., which definitely had laws against sodomy? No, we are not filled with hate. We are filled with that very purifying fire and zeal for God’s laws being baptized by fire. It is in fact us who love the sodomites wanting them to end up repentant and in heaven, not hell. Therefore, all who reject what scripture says in Romans 1 are the spawn of satan. So crucial is this issue that Lot’s wife represents the fallen church, eternally damned, for simply looking at Sodom with sympathy. Your so-called friends who support your warped view will all abandon you in hell.
WHY BUSH WILL SAVE US
There will be a purge before the end of the life of a saint and even before the end of the world. Even when Moses faced the Antichrist of his day (Pharaoh), God used a “fire” and a “bush”:
“the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” (Exodus 3:2)
So then, what is this “bush”? Jeb Bush? This literal “bush” is symbolic of His Church, God’s people. God speaks through the Church, yet the Church, while it is tested by fire, the souls of the saints are not consumed by the fire. Even Isaiah confirms:
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
So its not Trump, but the Bush with Fire, that will finally face and defeat the Antichrist. God speaks via this “Bush” which the fire can never consume. It is through the Church that God Who produced the Bible will defeat the Antichrist. It is the “the church of the living God” that is “the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15). Why didn’t God say “the Bible is the pillar”? God and Christ do not operate in a vacuum. It is the Church that produced the Bible by cooperating with the Holy Spirit. It takes two to tango.
Christianity is not Islam, where a book is the foundation and the pillar. This is the spirit of rebellion.
On earth, no one would argue, that the laws of the land are to be interpreted by an authority. All judicial and prison systems are governed by authority, not the masses. How could it be that we now pass the law to the populous to interpret? With Christianity it is a living body that upholds scripture and truth, whom God guides through the ages. And this rule is not only for a certain time in history. Even Joel confirms that God will send visions and messages after the scripture is etched:
“And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” (Joel 2:17)
And where are these “visions” “dreams” and “prophecy” in today’s Bible? I beg, can someone show them to me? Keep in mind, God says “I will pour out of my Spirit”. Do we need to say more?
So while these prophecies are “non-canonical,” does it mean that they will not be considered “inspired” or “authoritative”? Says who? The scholar? The critic? The sophist?
The closed mind rejects this. The closed mind even rejects this:
“In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the dead to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin” (2 Macc. 12:43–45).
Therefore, there is a holding place. If prayers are not needed by those in heaven, and no one can help those in the holding place, who then is God speaking of? Even the Orthodox Jews recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. Are today’s messianic really messianic? The internet is filled with arguments rejecting entire seven books of scripture (to see great refutation read here and here).
END TIME PURGING WITH FIRE
And if God shut His mouth when the cannon of scripture was complete, how then will the Church itself fulfill what is in Scripture without considering that God’s destiny is also a word from God? One must wonder why God gave us types of fulfillments in past history to be replicated in the coming wars with Islam. When France under Charles Martel (the Hammer), defeated Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghafiqi at the battle of Pottier, was that not the will of God? Was God’s hand not in this? Should we insist that such history be included in scripture to see the hand of God? These are Jesus-style questions no man can easily refute.
Even if this history is not “scripture” or “cannon” does it mean that God’s hand was not in it? Did not God will this? Will we live on earth throughout history void of seeing God’s hand or His will in matters of our eternal destiny? Do we enter heaven void of eternal and everlasting scriptures that are not even in scripture? Christianity, like the Old Testament experience, is not void of the heroism of the older hammer, the Maccabees (Maccabee literally means ‘hammer’). Christianity is the continuation of true Judaism all with its heroic action. The Church is not just singing hymnals, “the [living] Church of the living God,” is not just the Bible, but is the Church, which is the “pillar and the bulwark of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
So the same Jesus-style question goes: was the cannon of scripture faulty for twenty centuries and only five centuries ago we found out the true cannon void of Maccabees?
Therefore, Church history will continue to be etched in heaven, as God’s will, and His word which is eternal. Persecution and wars are the fire of the saints. Through persecution, war, famine, disease and calamities, Christendom will be refined:
Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? (As it is written: For thy sake we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)
This “fire” is not for the soft church goer. There is still much refinement by fire to endure before the end comes.
This will not be Trump carrying a rainbow flag just to appease the fag.
THE WEST WILL SUFFER CALAMITIES
It will take several years for sheep nations to split from goat nations. Therefore, a prudent Christian should refrain from getting overly excited about anythings except war, the fear of hellfire and refinement.
While the splits begin as result of national interest, it will take time and much turmoil to revive its Christian spirit, which will only happen as gold is refined–through fire. This fire will be an internal revolution, not just with Islam but with the all the wicked.
God in Joel told us of saints who will prophecy to light the way. Years ago, we could not have envisioned what French Yves Dupont collected of saintly prophecies after studying volumes from reputable saints said that it will be from “France that the Great King, according to all prophecies, will begin his work” to defeat the invasion from Hagar (Islam). But even that requires internal revolutions and suffering refinement through fire. If people think that God will use “secularism” to defeat Islam think again. Lord Allenby with his mostly Catholic soldiers, where no secularists, when they defeated the Muslim Ottomans. It will be the same in the future. As Monk Hilarion predicted:
“… Then will the people of the half-moon of the tribe of Agar … will stay three years destroying everything. Yet, in the third year, will one of the unconquerable Eagles who reigns over the enlightened nation between the Rhine and the North Sea” [France].
Is France today an “enlightened nation”? Not yet. It could take a few years from now. But to get there, we have to endure refinement between church remnants versus Muslims and Evolutionist Nazis and all sorts of heretics:
“Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as in France. For some time, the Church will be without a Pope. England, too, will have much to suffer”
However, this is not that far off. Never before were things so clearer than we see now; the E.U is in turmoil, Muslim immigration crisis causing populous rise throughout the whole West including the U.S., a rise that is mixed with the good who will eventually purge the bad and the ugly (Nazis and Muslims).
Even Ezekiel speaks of “the young lions” (young nations), from Europe and the U.S. speaking out against Gog (Ezekiel 38:13).
Was Monk Hilarion, lying when he, in accordance to Joel 2, predicted, “Hagar/Agar” (Islam) will rise again? He proclaimed his prophecies in the fifteenth century. Today we can foresee Europe with Muslim immigration, with moral decay and splits, further weakening Europe. It then becomes obvious that “The Mohammedans” (Muslims, Islamists) will take advantage of the anarchy and invade Europe.
Even without this internal revolution happening as of yet, today we see Erdogan the Turk, just yesterday threatened to open the flood gates of the dragon to spew his immigrant floods of “2.7 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis”.
John also predicted as well in Revelations, with the “wounded beast,” and for over three years (as Daniel also predicted) will rain hell on earth to desecrate the Christian Communion and persecute the saints.
How did these prophets foretell what we see today. France is concerned about the political influence that its neighbor’s economic power Germany has yielded after the eurozone crisis especially that Germany has become Europe’s political beacon.
But despite Germany’s rise, France is still a fundamentally wealthy nation whose global reach knows no rival in Europe and is blessed to have some of the highest birthrates in Europe and in time it will probably have the largest population on the Continent. God is planning this for a reason.
And with the largest Muslim community in Western Europe, France will soon explode into nationalism and bloody civil unrest as a reaction to the role of Muslims in Europe.
OBAMA IS RETURNING AGAIN
As Germany will keep relations with Turkey, and if and when the E.U under Germany receives Turkey with open arms, this will flood whatever is left of the E.U with Muslim immigration where Germany eventually will elect a clandestine Muslim, an Obama type just as we had in the U.S:
“The Dog shall enter Germany but shall afterwards forsake his master and choose for himself a new man, whereby Scripture shall be fulfilled. This Dog shall signify the Turk which shall forsake his Mohammed and choose unto him the name Christian, which is a sign the day of doom is at hand, when all the earth is subject unto God, or that all people acknowledge one only God. The Fleur-de-Lys (lily) and France shall live long at variance, but at last agree. Then shall the clear Word spring forth and flourish throughout the world.”
This will start by an Obama like-figure elected in Germany. This is not far-fetched. If this prophecy is not true, who would have ever dreamt that the most powerful nation on earth would be ruled by a clandestine Muslim named Barack Hussein Obama who was disguised as Christian?
Had I asked any American a few decades ago “do you think the U.S. will ever elect a Muslim” they would think I am mad. Heck, they still think we are mad, for even hinting that Obama is Muslim.
This is how collective denial works.
The Muslims have caught up with this brilliant tactic and a repeat of this will happen in Germany. The Old Saxon prediction would have sounded absurd at the time of its prediction. It speaks of an Obama-like figure who claims Christianity yet he is a Turk and will rule Germany while France will refine to combat this axis of evil.
Is this prophecy far-fetched? Remember Obama? And today we have seen the flood of Muslims in Germany. What the signs tell us from the news are the same signs that are showing from prophecy.
France as so many saints predict will rise to shine while Germany will collaborate with the Muslim as they did in the days of the Calvinists and later with Hitler.
Germany will become darker by the day. And if in doubt, and you have ample time on your hands, study our careful analysis of Germany by clicking here. The French sociologist and political scientist at the National Institute of Demographic Studies in Paris, Emmanuel Todd, probably one of the highest authorities on the subject states:
“The political strongholds of the German Social Democrats are in the Protestant regions of Germany. They are even further to the north, even more antagonistic toward the “merry-go-round Catholics” of the continent’s south. In the end, what it comes down to is not at all a left-right conflict, it is a cultural conflict as ancient as Europe itself … On the other side there is the Europe that is more inclined toward the Lutheran world; which is the world of two-thirds of Germany, most of the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, and you might add to it the Polish sidekick; even though Poland is Catholic, it never belonged to the Roman Empire. Really, what is surfacing is something extraordinarily deep.”
Germany’s right wing party wants to split the E.U. saying: “France and southern EU states – Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece among them – to be banished from Eurozone, as they lack “cultures of stability” like Germany’s.”
But do not be fooled by labels. Today there is neither “right” nor “left”, there is neither “Sunni” or “Shiite” there are the sons of God versus the spawn of satan. As the bridge between Northern and Southern Europe falls, France will continue to play an important role on the Continent. Why France is crucial is that France is the bridge between northern Europe and southern Europe just as Turkey (the gatekeeper to the Black and Mediterranean seas) is the bridge between Asia and Europe. And we already see the bad and the ugly claiming to be “right” while playing their role to link the eastern and western legs of the Roman Empire:
Such deceivers seem good to Protestants in Germany, the Brexit UKIPers in England, and many on both camps from Alt-right to liberal to so-called conservative, but do not be deceived, these types are simply the spawn of satan and the agents of the Antichrist. The test should be extremely simple: if they support Sodom, they are of Sodom, the Mystery Babylon and the Jerusalem that is called “Sodom and Egypt” where our Lord was crucified. God even predicted that Jerusalem will become Sodom and we see that today.
If any movement separates Jew from Greek, White from Black, they are of the spawn of satan. If they believe in Theistic Evolution, Eugenics and historic revisionism where the ugly becomes good, where Hitler becomes saint, they are the spawn of satan. Never look at them. Never even look towards them. No matter how messianic they seem, no matter how loving they seem, no matter how many points you agree with them, never ever look at Sodom, no matter how many you see around you doing so, for you will be eternally damned. Sodom is key to know who are the spawns of Antichrist. Beware of the consuming fire.
What is coming is global madness. We will see people shift. Nations shift. Conservatism will be turned upside down where liberals will seem conservative and conservatives will seem liberal. Peoples will even shift, where Muslims move into what once was Christian and the Christian will have no where to hide, not even in Europe. History will even reverse where Mexico will become plagued with Mayan paganism, Europe with Nordic paganism, Germany, Brazil, Argentina which harbored Nazis will also revert to Nazism. More Muslims will revert to how Islam was practiced with barbaric killings. There will be soulless people growing in number. There will be black against white and white against black. There will be women ruling men and the worthless masses taking the helm of government. Populism will flourish and French revolutions will re-arise out of the bottomless pit. We will have hitlers, not just one hitler. We will enter the weirdest stage of man’s history just as it was in the times of Noah. When masses have joy, hide yourself, and when masses fear, do not worry, have joy, for God’s judgment is at hand.
Today you should see how these false prophets spoke everything in reverse of God’s plan saying the E.U will unite all of Europe. In fact, Europe will split, not unite, as the false prophets foretold.
There will be splits even within states. Today we have Catalonia, which is fighting for its sovereignty from Spain. And this is no longer theory or just unfulfilled prophecy, but is already in process when in September of 2015, the coalition of regional separatists won in the elections to the regional parliament. (62 places out of 135). In Italy the “Lega Nord” party, since 1994, are anti-American pro-Russia which has been fighting for the independence of the north regions from the south.
The masses will cry out to dismantle NATO believing they are brilliant. This will be a disaster for some and a blessing for others. Turkey will become emboldened and no longer controlled by the U.S. This is why you find Erdogan praising Trump.
Serbia will finally be free from NATO’s western liberalism to be Orthodox. A NATO split will have the good and the bad. It will refine sheep nations while it emboldens devil nations. What is also bad is that the U.S. will lose its foothold on many nations. All agents that held the Antichrist from arising will be soon removed out of the way. And with Trump being anti NATO, he will diffuse what the United States pushed in the past to bribe nations with money and control them. The U.S wanted Serbia to be under NATO. Serbia feared American and Turkish influence from NATO. Serbia will be free.
There are several prophecies when examined a few years ago, no one would have imagined they will be fulfilled. But today we see clearer. Today we are not having a one world order, but we see ancient bloodlines clinging together. If a one world order was prophesied, why do we find ten toes and ten horns and two legs and nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom? Therefore, ignore the false prophets.
Reshaping will not only be in Europe. Today Turkey is clinging to Iran for half of Iran are Azeri Turks getting us closer to Ezekiel 38. How else will Ezekiel 38 be fulfilled with Turkey and Persia uniting? Russian-Iranian relations are begging to distance while Arian Iran will cling with Arian Germany so that God will fulfill His Coming Chastisement.
“revolution will spread to every French town”. “Wholesale slaughter will take place. This revolution will last only a few months but it will be frightful, blood will flow everywhere because the malice of the wicked will reach its highest pitch. Victims will be innumerable. Paris will look like a slaughter-house. Persecutions against the Church will be even greater but it will not last long…” (The Ecstatic of Tours, a nun from Tours, France where her prophecies were published in 1882)
We should not take these prophecies lightly. St. Hippolytus’ grandfather who was old enough to remember the Apostle John who wrote of the Antichrist “The Great Gaulish Monarch, who shall subject all the East, shall come around the end of the world.” He first subjects “all the east” (the Muslim). Many when they see “Gaulish” focus on central Europe (“Noric”) but the Gaulish also includes the Balkans, and Asia Minor (“Galatian”), that is Turkey.
Figuring out the sheep vs. goat nations can easily be estimated based on a nation’s atheism, liberalism, socialism, antisemitism, evolution, eugenics, homosexuality, occultism and the sympathy for or even against Islam. We expect that Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine are of the goats while France, parts of Italy and parts of Spain are sheep.
And while satan is at work, God is in the business of doing amazing things that goes contrary to the efforts of man no matter how much you think they are succeeding. While France is weaker than Germany and the north is stronger than the south, here comes God Who says otherwise:
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise; and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong.
Think in reverse of the world and you will get it right.
Do not believe the false prophets. There are many things the simple do not comprehend being taken by deceivers. The earth is about to get purged. Hades will be thrown into hell, which clearly indicates that they are not the same place. Paul prays for the dead Onesiphorus in 2 Timothy 1: 16-18. And besides all of that, there is 1 Corinthians 3:11-15:
For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw — each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
If purgatory does not exist, answer this Jesus-style question: find a single reference to anyone from the immediate post-apostolic years who spoke of purgatory as a “novel doctrine”?
Terrible wars will rage all over Europe. God has long been patient with the corruption of morals; half of mankind He will destroy. Russia will witness many outrages. Great cities and small towns alike will be destroyed in a bloody revolution that will cause the death of half the population.”
Yet after this refinement with fire, Rocco continues with the Good News:
In Istanbul (Constantinople) the Cross will replace the half-moon of Islamism, and Jerusalem will be the seat of a King. The southern Slavs will form a great Catholic Empire and drive out of Europe the Turks, who will withdraw to North Africa and subsequently embrace the Catholic faith. (Dupont, p.76)
Who has ever dreamt that Turkey will send Muslims to Europe. We already see this.
Europe is not like the United States. Parts of Europe hates the other parts. Few examine prophecies that predict a split in Europe (explained here in detail). Even in Belgium itself, the central headquarters of the EU, there are prophecies that speak of regions like Wallonia which comprise 55% of Belgium and prophecies of civil struggles between Northern and Southern Europe where Germany will turn against France and we have seen official statements coming from Germany’s AfD Alexander Gauland which confirm these predictions.
Such concept of purging through fire is not only after death, but even in the whole of history of the church and even in the coming years; God will preserve and refine His remnant who will keep the faith by going through the purging fire. Yet this purging fire will not consume their souls. Was it not Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego whose bodies were not effected by the flame:
“And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.”
As God spoke through the “bush” which was not affected by the fire; the church remnants will not be consumed by the fire of persecution:
“And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?” (Isaiah 44:19)
Not all will become an “abomination”.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
The Church which is also symbolic of Christ’s Body will also suffer fleeing from the Antichrist (Pharaoh) taking the perpetual sacrifice, the Communion, with persecution and the bitter herb and the fire.
If fire was always bad, why then must we all, even on earth, be refined through fire? Why would God say “Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire” (Psalm 104:4)? And why would God even promise Israel:
“And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”