Nov 15, 2013

Christian Movies: End Times

PART 1, 1972
Please view this very important but short explanation of the biblical use of the phrase "A thief in the night" first.

Prophecy: Like a Thief in the Night
Video correction: Last biblical reference should be Revelation 16:15

The Hope of the Resurrection

13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.

5:1 Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you. 2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.

4 But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters [in the Lord], and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. 5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. 6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. 7 Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. 8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

9 For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 10 Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. 11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Matthew 24:3, 30-33, 36, 42-44 NLT, NIV, KJV, NKJV
Jesus Foretells the Future

3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world? [Or the age?]” . . . [Jesus then lists a number of signs to watch for]. . . 30 . . .And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. 32 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. . . 36 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. . . 42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 Understand this: If a homeowner/shepherd knew exactly when a burglar/thief was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.

2 Peter 3:3-4,10 NLT, NIV, KJV, NKJV

3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he [Jesus] promised? . . . "

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare/burned up.

Revelation 3:1-5 NLT, NIV, KJV, NKJV

1 . . .“I [Jesus] know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. 3 Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.

4 “Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. 5 All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.

Revelation 16:15 NLT, NIV, KJV, NKJV

15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

Cliff Richard Thief in the Night

Cliff Richard | Thief In The Night | The Event

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT Series Part 1 of 4

Considered a Christian classic, A Thief in the Night is a 1972 Christian end times film produced by Russell S. Doughten. It is the first and best known film in Doughten's four-part series, '72, '77, '81, '83, [now 5 parts The Battle of Armageddon] on the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ. The films together are often referred to collectively as the "Thief" or "Rapture" series.

PLEASE NOTE: This series is based on the belief that the RAPTURE takes place before the beginning of the 7 year tribulation period spoken of in the book of Revelation. However many Bible believers to not believe this to be accurate. Many believe that we will not be raptured until the end of the 1st 3 1/2 years as the last trumpet in the trumpet judgement sounds - "at the last trump" .

Whatever you believe, we should not be divided on this issue BUT we should keep our minds open. After all, both cannot be correct. If we are not opened minded on this issue those who believe in the rapture 3 1/2 years into the Tribulation may not be ready for Christ's return and may put off the decision to accept Christ as their Savior AND Lord until it is too late. Those who believe that Christ will come before the Tribulation may lose faith in the Bible and Christ if they find themselves in the midst of the seal and trumpet judgements.

Whatever happens, whenever it happens, we must keep faith and know that just because we have not interpreted the time of the rapture correctly, does not mean that Christ has forsaken us !

Please view the video after the Thief in the Dark series for an explanation of the Mid-Trib rapture.

PART 2, 1977 (divided into 5 parts)
Includes some very profound statements and very important scriptures!
A Thief In The Night Series II
A Distant Thunder 1977 1-5

A Thief In The Night Series II
A Distant Thunder 1977 2-5

A Thief In The Night Series II
A Distant Thunder 1977 3-5

A Thief In The Night Series II
A Distant Thunder 1977 4-5

A Thief In The Night Series II
A Distant Thunder 1977 5-5

PART 3, 1981

A Thief In The Night 3
Image of the Beast 1981

PART 4, 1983

A Thief In The Night Series 4 OF 4 The Prodigal Planet 1983

The TRUTH About The Rapture
- Putting the Scriptures In Context

Years Of The Beast - Full Movie
Sorry for the picture quality BUT good movie and worth watching

Classic 1981 Movie about the End Times.

An Atheistic College Philosopy professor Stephen Miles (Gary Nayer), his wife, a young girl, and a drifter (Jerry Houser) are suddenly faced with a society where money is worthless, food is scarce, your neighbor is your enemy and oppression reigns. The four must survive a world of earthquakes, natural disasters, looters, corrupt officials and the Anti-Christ in power.

A fast-moving feature-length dramatic film portraying the events in the book of Revelation, this powerful story explores the end times with realistic characters and prophetic accuracy. Experience a society where money is worthless, food is scarce, your neighbor is your enemy and oppression reigns. Watch the ultimate forces of Satan and God prepare for the final battle. Feel the great and ultimate triumph of Christ's return and look up with encouragement for our redemption draweth nigh. Witness the years of tribulation and the great and ultimate triumph of Christ and His church.

Biblical references in movie (Links to NIV, KJV, NLV in context):

29:48 min.- 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We [the believers] will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

34:58 min.- Matthew 24:21
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

35:19 min. - Revelation 12:12
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

47:52 and 53:38 min. - Revelation 3:20-21
Note: The church of Laodicea represents the end-time church.
20 Behold, I [Jesus] stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

59:58 - 1:05:22 Revelation 13
The Beast out of the Sea
[Anti-Christ called Prime Minister in this movie]

1 The dragon [Satan/ Prince of this world] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 4 People worshiped the dragon [Satan] because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. [Or written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain]

9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.

10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” [Jeremiah 15:2]

This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

The Beast out of the Earth
[False Prophet called the spiritual advisor in this movie]

11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

1:05:58 - Revelation 14:9-12
[A reply to the wrong assumption made by one of the men in hiding - A good example showing the importance of studying the scriptures.]

9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.

1:29:14 - Revelation 2:10
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

1:32:44 - Revelation 9:13-16 and 16:12-16
[A explanation of the statements about China made by the religious advisor/ false prophet and the Prime Minister/AntiChrist]

Rev 9
13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice speaking from the four horns of the gold altar that stands in the presence of God. 14 And the voice said to the sixth angel who held the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River.” 15 Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were turned loose to kill one-third of all the people on earth. 16 I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops.

17 And in my vision, I saw the horses and the riders sitting on them. The riders wore armor that was fiery red and dark blue and yellow. The horses had heads like lions, and fire and smoke and burning sulfur billowed from their mouths. 18 One-third of all the people on earth were killed by these three plagues—by the fire and smoke and burning sulfur that came from the mouths of the horses. 19 Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people.

20 But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Rev 16
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east [China, Korea, India? China alone can now put together an army of 200 million! ] could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. 13 And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! [to the unsaved] Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.

1:40:30 Clouds
[Link here for topic Clouds: the Glory of the Presence of God - this website]

The End of Times - Entire Movie
"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition." -
Sir Issac Newton 1642-1727

1/3 of the Bible is prophetic, 2/3 has already been fullfilled.
Matthew 24: 37-42, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Matthew 24:4-8,
Luke 21:25-33, Malachi 2:16, Genesis 6: 11-12, Mark 13:37,
Luke 25:2, Matthew 24: 3-8, Matthew 24: 21-22,
2 Samuel 7:10-16, Matthew 24: 42, Matthew 24:27, John 3:16,
1 Thessalonians 4:17, 1 John 4:10, Romans 3: 23, James 2:10,
Isaiah 64:6, John 3:16, Matthew 20:28, Revelation 3:20,

Please note: Many believe that the rapture does not happen at the beginning of these "end times" but 3 1/2 years into the last 7 years before Christ returns - at the "last trump" (last trumpet judgment).

We are about to enter a time like no other time, a time that no man has ever seen, a time like no other time in the history of this world, as a matter of fact we are about to enter the end of times. Most movies start at the beginning, this movie starts at the end and ends at the beginning, a new beginning. We are about to enter the End Times and the End Times begins with a mass evacuation. [The time for the rapture could very well be 3 1/2 years later, 1/2 way through the end time tribulation period] Suddenly, without warning, millions of people will disappear off the face of the earth. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, now you see them, now you don't. Where did they go and what will happen next?
The world as we know it is coming to an end, the curtains are about to be lifted up and the greatest drama the world has ever known is about to begin. The stage has been set, the characters are in place, and the director is almost ready to shout ACTION!

Final Warning (Full Movie) - MUST WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a critical film to watch for Christians, Libertarians, and Patriots alike. A mandatory film. Please share!

After Armageddon-FULL

Colossus: A prophetic film of N.W.O., 666 and Image of Beast

Rosh Hashanah/ Feast of Trumpets and The Rapture
Please follow this link for full explanation as this posting is only an excerpt.
Rosh Hashanah’s official Hebrew name is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה).

The word Teruah (תְּרוּעָה H8643) means: a shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy; a loud noise of rejoicing; the voice of a trumpet. Teruah is most frequently linked in scripture to the blowing of the Shofar and secondly as the noise of a joyful shouting. The word Yom (יוֹם H3117) simply means: day.

Rosh Hashanah is also called The Feast Of Trumpets, The Feast Of Blowing, The Feast Of Repentance, or the Feast Of The New Moon.

Other Names for Rosh Hashanah include:

Yom Teruah: Day of the Awakening Blast, or Day of the Sounding of the Shofar

Yom Ha’Din: The Day Of Judgment, The Day Of Opening The Books, The Opening Of The Gates. The trumpets declare the solemn warning that the gates of heaven are open and that the Court in Heaven is in session.

Yom Ha’Keseh: The Hidden Day, The Day of Hiding or Concealment.

Yom Ha’Kiddushin / Nesu’im: The Wedding Day Of The Messiah.

Yom Ha’Melekh: The Day Of The Coronation Of The Messiah.

Yom Ha’Natzal: The Day Of The Resurrection of the Righteous Dead and the Taking Up of the Living Righteous.

Yom Ha’Akedah: The Day Of Abraham’s Offering of Isaac, wherein the Ram’s left and right horns symbolize the Shofar’s First Trump and Shofar’s Last Trump.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Resurrection of the Righteous, Kingship of the Lord, and Marriage of the Lamb. Only when two witnesses see the edge of the moon, can the festival start. They had a two day period in which they knew it would happen, but not the exact day or time. Hence, the expression Yeshua/ Jesus used: “You do not know the day or the hour” (Matthew 24:36) . By using this expression, Yeshua also references the Kiddushin / Nesu’im, and the Yom HaKeseh.


Rosh Hashanah’s three main themes are Resurrection of the Righteous, Kingship of the Lord, and Marriage of the Lamb, all rapture images. There is a two day period in which they knew it would happen, but not the exact time. Only when two witnesses see the edge of the moon, can the festival start. Hence, “You do not know the day or the hour.” Rosh Hashanah is a day of hiding – a day whose importance is hidden from Satan and in which Yeshua’s Bride is also hidden. Those who wait for the rapture expect to be hidden in Heaven during the tribulation period. The blowing of the shofar easily portends the both a kingly coronation and a resurrection and rapture.

Combined, all these images present Rosh Hashanah as one of the premier representations of the rapture event and therefore is one of the major candidates for the day of the Rapture. No one, I repeat: NO ONE, can say that any particular Rosh Hashanah is that day, however! All we can do is stay alert and look forward to that day when our blessed hope is realized.

Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew prophets. The stage is being set. That being said, one can only ask: “How imminent is  the return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach?”

When is Rosh Hashanah in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 1 and 2 Tishrei. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2013: September 4 (at sundown) - 6

2014: September 24 (at sundown) - 26

2015: September 13 (at sundown) - 15

2016: October 2 (at sundown) - 4

2017: September 20 (at sundown) - 22

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.

What should we do while we wait for the Lord's return?
  • Keep God's Word, don't just read it, that is be Hearers & Doers of the Word.
  • Walk in the Light, separate yourself from the world.
  • Please God by the way you live.
  • Witness to others, like Enoch who was raptured, tell people "the Lord is coming"
  • Love the sinner but hate the sin
  • Persevere, look forward, don't turn back to the life you've left.
  • Be Humble
  • Be Holy
  • Be Blameless, make every effort to stay blameless and pure.
  • Be Watchful for the return of the Lord.
  • Pray always
"Dear God in Heaven, please help me to live my life in such a way that it is pleasing to you. Please consider me worthy to escape the time that is coming to test this world. In the name of Jesus, my Lord, I pray. Amen."