The Beginning of Sorrows : End of Times: Recognizing the Signs
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The Beginning of Sorrows

by Roy Burger on 03/23/20

We are seeing the beginning of sorrows. As mention in Mark.

Mar 13:8 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.” 

Luke goes a little further and mentions great signs in heaven.

Luk 21:10-11  Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places. There will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 

Matthew basically repeats what Mark says.

Mat 24:7-8  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows

I am showing the beast in Revelation chapter four because each beast speaks a seal in Revelation chapter six in the first four seals.

Rev 4:7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 

The first beast is a lion which represent king and he speaks the first seal.

Rev 6:1  And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 

After Columbus discover America, the kings of England, Spain, and France sent out armies to conquer the new world.


The Calf which represent strength power and youth speaks the second seal.

Rev 6:2 “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. 


Zechariah gives a hint what red horse represents.

Zec 1:8 “I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.” 

Zec 1:11 “And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, we have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.” 

Zec 1:15-16 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.  Therefore, thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.” 

God is speaking of Babylonians, and now the Meads and Persians who have conquered the known world. They (young strong countries) ride a red horse.  We have WW I and WW II, where peace was taken from the world, and the Anti-Christ will soon be the third to conquer the world. 


The third beast is man and man spoke the third seal.


Rev 6:5-8 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


Because of man’s greed and tendency to panic and hoard, the economies will collapse.  A loaf of bread (Toilet paper) will be a day’s worth of wages.  With the Corona Virus, we see hoarding such as toilet paper, rice, beans, and other non-perishable items.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 16:25 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Whenever we hoard things, we are trying to preserve this life and we will lose our life, we need to be able to lose our life, help those who don’t have these non-perishable items and we will find our eternal life.


The fourth beast is a flying eagle.  In the White House there is an emblem of the eagle with thirteen olive branches in one claw and thirteen arrows in the other claw.  The eagle is flying to hold these. The word pale comes from the Greek word cloros which is derived from the Greek work Chloe – A Christian woman in Corinth.


And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”


So we have flying eagle, pale horse or Christian woman (bride of Christ).  United States is a Christian nation and as Israel in the Old Testament, Isaiah states Israel heart was no longer in it, the sacrifice, holy days became a tradition, they were worshiping other idles and not following God.  By doing this Israel made a covenant with death and hell.  United States has legalized gay marriages, trying to take the ten commandments out of our court houses. Taken prayer out of schools and many companies do not allow Christianity to be spoken of at work. Legalize marijuana in many of the states. United States has made a Covenant with death and hell as Israel did during the time of Isaiah.  United States has power over the fourth of the earth, we are considered the most power country in the world. We killed Ben Laden and recently a general of Syria.  Beast represents countries. We see famine in third world countries where we set up warehouse and pay under wage for employees there.  We also at been at war as example Afghanistan.   United States has allies such as England, and majority of the countries listed in the United Nations. Here is found in Isaiah where it states Israel has made a covenant with death and hell.

Isa 28:13-15 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 

United States as Israel has made a covenant with death and hell.

Rev 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 

Here are Christians who have died and with the Lord asking when God is going to take judgement.  He says a little while longer until the great tribulation is over.

Rev 6:12-17 “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

Here is stated as in Isaiah

Isaiah 34:4-17 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. 

It is describing the wrath of God coming down and Isaiah chapter 34 ends with Isa 34: 16  Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them as Revelation Chapter 6 ends with who shall be able to stand? Which is answered in Rev chapter 7, the 144,000 and Rev 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Who are these Rev 7:13-14 “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

Here we have the 144,000 who protect Israel when Anti-Christ has power over the saints for forty-two months.  The only place the Anti-Christ cannot conquer is Jerusalem in Israel because if he could, then there would be no battle of Armageddon.  He is not allowed to overcome until Jesus lands in the mount of Olives. (Zechariah 14:1-5)

We are in the end of times, our economy will collapse according to Scripture and as Josiah a man of God torn down the high places where Israel worshipped other Gods, he could not change the outcome of what was going to happen to Israel because Israel made a covenant with death and hell.  Israel still was conquered by Babylon and the Spirit of God left Israel.

For us, because United States has made a covenant with death and hell, we cannot was predicted to come ahead in Revelation but the good news is God is going to pour out his spirit among all flesh, granted we already have the Holy Ghost but he is going to empower his two witness(two churches, Jews and gentiles) where we breath fire, cause plagues,

Rev 11:6-7  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them

The next step God is going to pour out his spirit among all flesh and Joel also speaks of wonders in heaven.

Rev 8:4-5  And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thundering, and lightnings, and an earthquake.  Luke 3:16  John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:  The Greek word pur 4442 used here in Revelation 8:4-5 is also the same word used in Luke 3:16.  The Fire here in Revelation chapter 8 represents the pouring out his spirit.

Joel 2:28-31  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 

We are in the beginning of sorrows, and if you precede to read rest of Chapter eight, these events are going to happen before the Anti-Christ comes on the scene.  We need to give our testimonies and be like Elijah and Elisha when Israel made a Covenant with death and hell, they performed more miracles and God worked through them since Moses and the ten plagues.  I am sending this to you because Corona virus is just the beginning of our sorrows but we can embrace this times as Elijah and Elisha did by putting God first in our lives and studying the book of Revelation so we know what is coming next.


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