Posted on this site 30th March 2007
This Is The End Of The Age Of The Gentiles
by David Michael
Date: June 2002
The Lord Jesus has revealed – very powerfully – to quite a number of His servants in various parts of the earth the truth that we are standing at the portal – the ending of one age and the beginning of another. I am only one of these many prophetic voices. In my case, the Lord Jesus brought me into His presence, and I beheld Him seated on His glorious throne. Standing before Him – facing Him, were many thousands of joyful, glorious, redeemed worshippers. From this seemingly heavenly room or auditorium, all of us could "see" or know what was occurring directly below us in the air or surrounding the earth. Most of what we beheld on the earth was horrifyingly chaotic. But, we also knew the full sequence of events, that combination of God’s glorious works, which had overwhelmed the enemy’s desperate onslaughts, and that which had led up to that very moment preceding the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the earth. The date on which the Lord Jesus appeared to me was November 24th, 1969, and it was almost midnight. I was 18 years old. During the next summer (1970) I spent 2˝ months in Israel, and the Lord frequently visited me with dreams, visions, opening the Scriptures and almost daily for 10 weeks, was speaking to me profound revelations concerning the chosenness of the nation of Israel, and the specific role of that special nation in God’s plan for bringing salvation to the world.
All this was amazing to me,
because He showed me in spiritual vision so many things which had happened in
history, particularly Jewish history, from Old Testament times to the present;
and of the vast majority of these things, I previously was entirely ignorant.
In fact, history had been my worst subject. The foundation for what God taught
me and what I saw revealed in visions became established at a time (age 18
& 19) when I saw the Lord Jesus and subsequently studied in
For nearly twenty-nine
years I kept most of the details locked up in my heart. In September of 1998,
God strongly challenged me to speak of the vision to apostolic leadership. To
my amazement, it was entirely embraced by these leaders and by pastors, and
evangelists with whom I was ministering in
I asked the Lord to please show me which particular aspect He desires me to write about, as I had no idea where to begin. He clearly spoke to me to begin with this teaching concerning the end of the age of the Gentiles. This subject in itself is the broadest overview! It is not a small subject. While much of it is gloriously powerful, some issues contained therein are terribly sobering, even horrifying. Please be assured that without the prophetic urging from the Lord Himself, I would almost certainly not be writing about these maters at this time. But, I am now convinced that it IS the right time.
When our Sovereign God in
His unsearchable wisdom chose to bring the Gospel to all nations, to allow the
Temple (which was called by His name) to be destroyed, and to cut off some of
the Jewish branches (grafting in new believers who were being saved from among
the nations), it was a time of unimaginable turmoil, change, violence, and
bloodshed. The abolition of the Levitical sacrifices for sin, the destruction
The age of the Gentiles has an end, and we have now reached a time wherein it must honestly be said that it is finished, first for the western world, and very soon for the regions of the world which are just now experiencing a major last-minute harvest, areas such as the Orient and the 10/40 window. The 11th hour harvest in the still-unreached nations will be one of the most vast and earth-shaking events in all of history. It will be a great harvest! But, it will not take long to finalize. While we measure such a span by the phrase "a very few short years", they are in fact so few that they could conceivably be referred to in "months" rather than in the usual "years".
When God broke off some of the Jewish branches, which had always been so dear to His heart, and adopted many children who were previously strangers, there were three main visible signs of the enormous spiritual changes which were going on worldwide. These three signs, which introduced what has been called "the Church age", are being exactly duplicated or repeated as the signs that indicate the end of the period of the Gentile age. As it is the "Jew first and then the Greek" (that is to say, the Gentiles in general), so Israel had two thousand years to shine to the nations [Abraham to Jesus] and then judgment fell, and now the Church has had two thousand years to fulfill its call, and judgment is here. The three signs which began the Church age and which will now end it are these:
First, a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Lord’s House (this first happened on the day of Pentecost);
Second, a brief but intense period of world evangelism (this occurred in 30 to 70 A.D.); and
Third [last], unparalleled violence, bloodshed,
and slaughter of God’s people, even at the same moment that the message of
salvation was going forth to bring in the harvest (this was of course the war
culminating in the destruction of the
We have all heard that now
the time has come in which judgment must begin at the House of God. We have
heard it so often that we almost think we can quote it. We imagine that it
means that God is about to clean up His Church, starting with the preachers and
elders. But, when Peter wrote these words, he was in essence saying:
"Look! We have now come to the time when God is going to send the judgment
and the promised destruction to the
There are two opposite demands which God has made, and they are now about to come into a most drastic collision. These two issues concern His feelings towards the nations, and they must both be satisfied:
First is His overwhelmingly gracious heartbeat towards all peoples of the earth: He loves all; He desires all to be saved; He is intensely hot about getting the entire world reached with the Gospel of the Kingdom; and He fervently labors to take out of the Gentiles a people for His Name. The final judgment of the world has been delayed for thousands of years because His desire to save every possible life takes precedence over His desire to repay evil deeds with vengeance, and also because it would not have been possible for Him to ruin the harvest fields by flooding them with judgment and still somehow to be able to guarantee the integrity of the full harvest. So, judgment just has to wait.
Second factor, in opposition to the first is the demand for Him to judge the earth which is soaked with the blood of His people, Jewish and Christian, whose blood has been shed with mocking haughtiness and impunity for thousands of years. The Word of God is replete with accounts of the coming day of judgment when God’s wrath will be poured out on the Gentile world. Moses sang about it in Deuteronomy, and the saints in the book of Revelation are still singing about it in heaven. Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Luke, Jude. I and II Peter and many other books in the Bible speak of the final time of judgment of the Gentiles.
Now notice carefully that Jesus addressed this very principle (of the conflict between God’s obligation to judge and His desire to safeguard the whole harvest) in the parable of the wheat and the tares. Remember that it was His fieldworkers (pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.) who heavily urged Him to rip out the tares and destroy them right away. "Not so," he informed them. He revealed to them that there was no possible way to rip away the tares without losing some of the wheat, and He was not and is not willing to lose even a single one. He said that the separation would occur at the time of the end, in which all the wheat would be gathered into His granary, and the tares would be burned up in the fires of judgment. This speaks of something more than the fires of hell, which is amply covered in Jesus’ teachings elsewhere. It speaks of a fiery judgment which will occur on earth.
For the remainder of this message, I shall move through several building blocks of truth which will prepare us for the final conclusions. Let us begin with the following issue: Why is God growing so impatient with the nations that the harvest must be speeded up? The answer may shock you, but I saw it expressed visibly by the expression on the face of the Lord Jesus Christ! I saw a look of terrible hurt and utter grief, total disgust and a stern, burning anger with the Gentile nations because of the Holocaust. His lips were not speaking, but He was thinking so loud that it was FRIGHTENING to behold. He was essentially communicating to me the following thoughts and impressions:
can the nations behave so disgustingly! If they are going to behave like
Devils, savagely butchering my brethren whose blessings have been long delayed
for the sake of these Gentiles, I will HASTEN the end of the period of grace
upon the Gentiles, and turn now to
I also saw a frightening, horrified look in His eyes, which, in a slow deliberate, steady, angered look of resolve, portrayed the following concept:
They will pay for this. They’ll pay a price so heavy that they are incapable of bearing it. They will see a side of Me they never knew existed. They will be shocked to see the One they imagined to be a distant, historical figure from the ancient past emerge to violently shake and crush the offending peoples.
Now you can believe me, or you might not believe me. Neither the belief of the Lord’s people nor their disbelief will move me on this matter, because I saw our Lord, and these words were easily discernable by the look on His face and by the thoughts that He shared. (I can also say that if you had seen such intensity on His face, you would have trembled like me, and after trembling, you most likely would not have any energy left to argue about it.)
But wait! The strange thing is that He showed what had been in His mind and upon His face as the Holocaust was occurring and at its end. These events transpired several years before my birth which was April of 1951. So the Lord Jesus allowed me to see (even in the smallest measure) what he felt in 1945-1948 as the entire world stood guilty before Jesus the Messiah, having annihilated—or neglected while others murdered His own family. And even then, in the late 1940’s He had an intense yearning for His Jewish brethren, and He wanted at that time to rain destructive and fierce punishments on those nations, and simultaneously take the people of Israel to His bosom, and comfort them, and dry every tear, but He couldn’t do all that throughout the entire world as it existed during the time of 1945 and shortly beyond. Do you know why? It was because the harvest was not anywhere near completion! Hundreds of millions of souls were not yet reached. Nations were not yet reached. The Church by and large had been neglectful of its duties to get the Gospel to every person on earth. And I actually saw the resolution on the face of the Lord Jesus, which was sufficient to portray these thoughts:
"All right… It will have to wait a short period for the ingathering of Gentiles. But, I will make it wind up very shortly. This evil deed of theirs is going to shorten their time of hope."
And saints, consider that the Holocaust is actually the most recent and largest of a tragic succession of obscene, satanic, abominable murder sprees of the past 2000 years, the majority of which have occurred in those very nations which claimed to honor the Savior of Israel, Jesus the Messiah. He will NOT be implicated in their wickedness, which is actually an expression of their hatred against Him. So, I will sum up this part in a single sentence: God is hastening the end because of His anger and grief over the centuries-long and increasingly murderous and insane raging behavior of Gentiles against the Jewish people, who are His own nation.
Now the hardest thing of all to ponder, as we consider all things mentioned in the Word of God concerning these matters is this: What does the Scripture mean when it says that some of the native branches (some of the people of Israel) were broken off, and some other branches, wild by nature (some of the Gentiles) were grafted in? This subject is so agonizing to write about that I have actually put off for a while my duty to inscribe it for the benefit of God’s people. But, I know that the following things have to be stated, whether or not I can bear to say them (and they must be written whether or not others can bear to read them.)
The branches who were cut
off were the lives of the one and a half million Jews who perished in the
destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and the several million Jews throughout
the Roman world who were murdered within a century of that horrific desolation.
The event in the year 70 A.D. is known as the Siege of Jerusalem and the
Destruction of the
Now it is very important
that God’s people should understand the following things. Jesus in Luke 21 (and
elsewhere) spoke very specifically about the siege of
So, the agonizing
sufferings of the slaughtered inhabitants of
But, the two details from
the Destruction of Jerusalem which we must face—and I shall mercifully limit it
to these two things – are the ripping open of living Jews for gold coins, and
the crucifixion of hundreds of small children. It is recorded that desperate
Jews swallowed gold coins, hoping to escape over the walls of
The Romans captured and
crucified an average of 500 persons a day, and displayed their bodies on
crosses which faced the walls of
Saints of God, I will tell
you by the word of the Lord that these hundreds of tender, young Jewish
children who were crucified outside
Why? It’s so that you
[non-Jews] could be saved! It’s so that you and the entire number of Gentile
believers who have been brought into the body of Christ for the past two
thousand years could be grafted in. Jesus consistently taught that the first
would be the last and the last would be the first. Many privileges first given
What the Lord showed me is the holocaust so ignited His fury, even to the point of igniting the WRATH of the Lamb, that God has speeded up the world harvest and the grafting in again of the native Jewish branches. As He beheld the butchery, Satanism, occultism, murder, cruelty, and hellish barbarity of the Nazis and the Europeans in general, as well as the collusion and/or indifference of the rest of the world, He in distress and grief said in His heart which I might try to capture in these brief words:
was for these wicked, ungrateful Gentile peoples that I allowed such sufferings
to come on my own people
(I am so sorry, saints of
God; I cannot possibly put into human words what I saw in Jesus’ heart and
face. I saw horror, disgust, resolution, and regret as well as pity and
yearning to regather, redeem, restore, and reinstate the nation of
A large part of the reason
our Lord Jesus is returning with fire in His eyes is because of this
ungrateful, dastardly, traitorous, murderous, haughty, and proud way the
nations have treated the people of
And so to conclude this
teaching, we shall state again that the biblical pattern is this: First
judgment in the house of God, then the overthrow of the ungodly (the
destruction of nations). Also, the Bible speaks of "nations of them that
are saved," which shows that many, and perhaps hopefully most Gentile
nations will be left with some survivors, even after coming judgments. Note
this however: There is a big difference between the judgment which befell
I have delivered my soul of this burning weight, a most serious and heavy concern, which I first saw in the face of Jesus Christ. I have desired to express that the Age of the Gentiles does not end all in five seconds everywhere on earth, but it exactly parallels the curtain of darkness that naturally falls across the globe every day at nightfall in the western world, and with the final hour of daylight, the Orient and other unreached regions will be harvested. We must work while it is still daylight, as Jesus admonished.
The end of the Age of the Gentiles is here, and we have been living in a transition period without fully comprehending how much our day is a fulfillment of the Savior’s words. Actually, we have moved most of the way through the transition period without fully realizing it. We are just now seeing the 11th hour workers come in and labor in the harvest fields. This means that we have less than one hour of daylight remaining in which we must complete the harvest. We will move through the remainder of it with jolting evidences (plural) that the old age has ended, and we most certainly cannot go back.
Finally, my beloved and precious fellow-believers, those saints who are worshippers of our glorious and soon-coming Master, Savior, and Lord—Jesus our much anticipated Heavenly Bridegroom—please be aware that I have written this in such fear of God as to make me tremble. I know that these things are very true. But, that doesn’t make it easy to state them. Nevertheless, be assured that I have done the very best I know how to do. May God richly bless you, and give to you further insights into these matters.
In 2003, David Michael published the following:
On Friday, June 20th, 2003, the Lord Jesus said to me, "I've reached My decision." He revealed to me [while I was] in the Spirit, that He was speaking of authorizing those things which will LAUNCH FORWARD and rapidly accelerate things which will re-position the world structure, in order to position the nations and the whole human society in line with the approaching return of the King of Kings. He caused me to understand that some aspects of such an authorization had weighed heavily on Him, and He had delayed some factors (for reasons He didn't describe), but now He had wholeheartedly DETERMINED to plunge forward, and He is at peace with His decision, because it really is time to rapidly move forward.
What I immediately discerned is that the whole world is going to see visible indications of His decision! We can never, never go back..... So saints, look both for events and many processes which will combine to alter the world's current operational functions..... A single event cannot compete with a process. [As] the Lord authorized Noah's flood, [so] now the other world-changing process, namely, the events in our day which will culminate in His return. O Glorious prospect O blessed hope! We see the Lord's return on the horizon.
Sincerely your brother,
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