I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and prevailing against them,
And he will speak against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time. But the court will convene for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.Daniel 7:21,25-26
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;Revelation 6:9
These verses are speaking of the Tribulation saints that will be killed by the beast, Satan’s man of the hour.
In order for the mass martyrdoms to happen, and for the war against Israel that Satan will wage, the hatred for God and His people must increase. And it is increasing.
Christian persecution has increased in the west and is here in the USA. You have people being jailed and sued for holding to their beliefs.
The day will come, at the point of the rapture, that the restraint on evil will be removed and the source of evil will return to Babylon, Iraq. With this ad they are saying they are ready for this. They are eager for the beast to come forward.
Then the angel who had been speaking with me went out and said to me, “Now raise your eyes and see what this is that is going forth.” And I said, “What is it?” Then he said, “This is the ephah going forth.” Again he said, “This is their appearance in all the land. And behold, a lead cover was lifted up.” He continued, “And this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.” Then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead weight on its opening. Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of the stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” Then he said to me, “To build a temple for her in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal.”Zechariah 5:5-11
And just today I was reading through Isaiah and how God will destroy Babylon. From where it began it will end. And Jesus upon His return will throw the Beast and the False Prophet into the Lake of Fire.
True the Church age believer won’t go through the Tribulation, the closer we get to it the more of the set up we will see and the harder it will be for God’s people.
As they say when you see the lights go up you know Christmas is near, but Thanksgiving comes first. As we see the dark time approaching we know that our redemption is that much closer.