Book Status (Sept. 2017) and Three Geopolitical “Realms”

The hope was to have this new big book of prophecy published by late summer 2017, in other words, by now. There were times in the past when I had thought it would be all done and published by the end of last year. But the Lord apparently has his own timing and surprises.

Of the five sections of this new book, Sections 1 and 2 are done and ready to go, but Sections 3 and 4 are still being edited. However, the main current delay is in the fifth and final section. Section 5 gathers together all the relevant points in the readings of the prophetic books in Sections 2 to 4, to create a future “history” of the end times. This is challenging enough to present in a teachable form, but yet another surprise topic popped up.

Many times on the path of research for this book, unexpected topics would pop up and require more in-depth investigation. One unexpected turn, occurring in the reading of Revelation, are hints telling us about the conditions in different parts of the world during the end times. More study in history is needed to confirm these hints.

I would not feel right to publish a work like this without finishing this topic. Besides, the editing work and cover work are still chugging along. Again, it’s all in God’s time.

Three Geopolitical Areas

The unexpected topic I mentioned above regards three major geopolitical (and yes, they can even be considered “spiritual”) realms of the world. The three realms can also be defined by the degree to which the Gospel has penetrated. God has dealt with each of these three realms differently over the centuries of the church age, and He will continue to accelerate and intensify these dealings with each of these three, in the end times and right up to His return.

The reading method presented earlier in the new book reveals the Bible’s hints about three areas of the world being handled differently. During the Signposts and later during the Tribulation, each of these three areas will undergo their own style of trials and tribulations.

We see God dealing with the three areas today. They are all being prepared even now as they have been for centuries. This earlier post is a testimony to part of this preparation process.

The Americas

Though the book will be discussing all three areas, the fate for the Americas ahead of Christ’s return, I believe, is one of a steady descent into grinding, relentless, poverty. God will be allowing this because He loves the people of the Americas (as He does all human beings) and wants them to turn to Him in a real way. Ignore all those false prophets and teachers saying that there will be a transfer of wealth to Christians in these end times. It won’t happen on this side of Jesus’ return.

I believe the triggering event for this poverty will be the Second Signpost.

The New Book

Just as the Signpost interpretation is based on changes to our interpretation of some verses in Daniel 7 and 8, so, too, this new book has overturned many places where old interpretations must be questioned – throughout Daniel, Revelation, Zechariah, and other places.

Please be patient. The book should be out around year’s end.



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  1. All in His timing!
    If you are one to believe in the rapture, as I am, it is crystal clear the economic impact on America will be devastating when millions have suddenly disappeared, a greater disabling than what will occur in other countries – because of the grand number of Christians here. God has especially blessed our country.

  2. “A steady descent into grinding, relentless poverty” sounds like surrendering to those who want that to happen. In Europe some nations are surrendering to Islamic freeloading and raping,
    while others are wisely stopping it from happening. America has been in the forefront of Christian missionary work partly because of its wealth and religious freedom, which are themselves a product of Christian influence inspired by God. Relentless poverty would be a victory for those who want to stifle Christian influence.

  3. Thanks for the update. Really looking forward to the new book! Darrin

  4. Prismsplay,
    I really wish it were so as you are saying; that we could resist or change course. But not only is the course not being changed – neither here in America or in Europe as you mention – but the conclusion is simply a logical argument from certain scriptures. Please wait for the full argument, then we can discuss.

  5. Hi Mark!

    I read your blog posts consistently but do not always comment unless I have something to say. If what you say is truth, then the urgency to proclaim the gospel of Jesus is paramount to those who are unreached by the Western Church. This is what needs to be understood by your audiences as you have the opportunity to speak to church bodies because frankly, it is deeply sobering. The effect on the Americas generally will be devastating, but it will be a more adverse impactful result spiritually upon the Western Church as members close their wallets to care for their own families first and not Christian missional or other church needs. I know this first hand as the American economy has not truly recovered since the 2008-2010 economic crisis as giving was minimal during that time and my church body stalled in its outreach efforts and other general church efforts. To this day, the missional department is running a deficit, unfortunately.

    So what your saying has already been foreshadowed to a lessor degree in the recent past. But the time when the fallout from the Second Signpost happens, the church will likely not recover its missional effectiveness as it once had been.

    Blessings!

  6. Looking forward to it Mark. I was wondering if the Kurd referendum was perhaps too late in the piece to be given mention re Irans southern conquest, given editing is soon to be completed. Ryan

  7. Ryan,
    The Kurdish independence movement – whether successful or not – will not matter in the big picture.

  8. Mark, I’d like your take on our ‘other’ responsibilities with regard to preparing the church for what lies ahead. Obviously, we need to be aggressive getting the Gospel out to everyone we can. But in addition, don’t we have some responsibilities to prepare for the hard times coming?

    Genesis 41: 53 When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.” 56 When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

    Luke 12: 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 44 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

    Revelation 13: 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

    The time is coming soon when Christians will not be able to buy or sell anything, including food. God has graciously given us adequate information regarding the events that are beginning to unfold in preparation for Jesus’ return. Those events include terrible persecution against Jews and Christians. I expect we will not be able to buy or sell for a minimum of 2 ½ years, and we must be prepared for those hard times.

    Putting these passages together, God has shown us what to do. Just as Joseph was given advanced warning of a famine, so we are given advanced warning of Satan’s attempt to starve us. The parable of the steward who gave the servants their rations at the proper time was not just speaking spiritually. This was a physical example of a real-world crisis God’s children will face. We need to be ready. I envision a world-wide organized effort for local congregations to store up for themselves food and supplies to survive the tribulation they will face. Compared to those times, we are now in the years of plenty. We need organized plans now that will enable us to give the servants their rations at the proper time.

    Hurricane Harvey has shown us an unprecedented amount of relief effort for the victims of this terrible natural disaster. Yet the amount of food, clothing, and basic necessities pouring into Texas and Louisiana are but a fraction of what will be needed for Christians to survive the tribulation. An effort of this magnitude will not be successful until the Church recognizes that Jesus is right at the door, and that the Church will face the wrath of the antichrist. Just as Jesus said in the parable of the ten virgins, the entire church is asleep to the signs of His coming.

  9. OldGuy,
    Yes, absolutely we should be physically and materially preparing, and especially so if you believe God is placing this task specifically on you.
    Even the FEMA director came out recently saying Americans need to change to a culture of preparedness, rather than be vulnerable and rely solely on the help of others.
    I wrote about this in many posts such as here and here. A search on this site using the word “prepare” will bring up many posts.

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