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A Message From Peter James


Shortened Days


                                   Ecclesiastes 1:18  For in much wisdom is much grief:

                                   and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.


                                 Jeremiah 9:6  Your habitation is in the midst of deceit;

                                 through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD.


                                         "IN THE AGE OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT,


                                    George Orwell


                                                               NKJV John 8:32

                                                   “And you shall know the truth

                                                and the truth shall make you free.”





I have not heard this explanation of the main thesis,

'the shortening of time' given by anyone as an

explanation of the scripture which I am explaining.

That does not mean that no-one has done so,

but just that I have not heard it.

However, I believe this to be valid and completely in line

with precisely what the scripture says.

If you have a genuine constructive comment regarding this

or any other message that I have written please advise me,

giving the scriptural reason for your comments.

Thank you



It is my prayer that no-one reading this will be around

to find out whether this is correct or incorrect

by having to go through the tribulation.



In Matthew 24 21-22 We are told that at the end of the age

we are going to go through a period of horror and distress that

will be so terrible that there has been nothing like

it since the beginning of the world, and unless

these days are cut short no flesh will survive.


Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation,

such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time,

no, nor ever shall be.

22  And except those days should be shortened,

there should no flesh be saved:

but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.


Most agree that the actual length of time of the final climax

of the great tribulation is 3.1/2 years.

This is the period of time that the ‘two witnesses’

are giving their witness,

which will be against Anti-Christ and the false prophet.

The agenda of  Anti-Christ will be to force people

to worship himself, the beast, who is the embodiment of Satan, as God.

The false prophet will be working to the same end.  

Meanwhile the ‘two witnesses’ will be powerfully preaching

in Jerusalem that we should worship, God and Him alone.

At this time the main issue is almost identical to a similar event

recorded in the book of Daniel.


Daniel 3:1  (A.V.) Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image

of gold, whose height was threescore cubits,

(ninety feet new Living Translation)

and the breadth thereof six cubits:(nine feet)

he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.


Literal translation verse 5  at the time you hear the sound

of the horn, the pipe, zither, the lyre, harp, bagpipe,

and all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship

the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up.

 6  And whoever does not fall down and worship,

at that moment they will be thrown into the middle

of a burning, fiery furnace.


The issue was quite simple worship the image or die.


Daniels three friends whom we tend to remember by the names

given to them by Nebuchadnezzar,

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were affected by this.


It is worth noticing their original names


Shadrach  original name  Hananiah  means  Jehovah has given.

Meshach   original name  Mishael    means  Who is like God!

Abednego  original name  Azariah   means  Whom Jehovah helps.


Their original names were all to do with God

and were blessings in themselves.

Their new pagan names obliterated all mention of God


As it is recorded they refused to obey.


Daniel 3:12….These men, O king, do not pay attention to you.

They do not serve your gods or worship the golden image

which you have set up. 


They trusted the Eternal to deliver them if He chose to do so.

Subsequently they were cast into the fiery furnace from

which they were miraculously delivered.


Daniel 3:17  If it is so that our God whom we serve is able

to deliver us from the burning, fiery furnace,

then He will deliver out of your hand, O king.

18  And if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will

not serve your gods or worship the golden image

which you have set up.

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath,

and the form of his face was changed against Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego. He spoke and commanded to heat

the furnace seven times more than it was usual to heat it.

20  And he commanded mighty men of valor in his army

to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,

and to throw them into the burning, fiery furnace.

21  Then these men were tied up in their slippers, their tunics,

and their mantles, and their other clothes, and were thrown

into the middle of the burning, fiery furnace.

22  Then, because the king's command was urgent,

and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire killed

those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,

fell down bound into the middle of the burning, fiery furnace.

24  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was amazed.

And he rose up in haste; he spoke and said to his royal officials,

Did we not throw three men bound into the middle of the fire?

They replied and said to the king, True, O king.

 25  He answered and said, Behold! I see four men loose,

walking in the middle of the fire, and there is no harm among them.

And the form of the fourth is like a son of the gods.

 26  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning,

fiery furnace. He answered and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and

Abednego, servants of the most high God, come out and

come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

came out of the middle of the fire.     


The soon coming time of horror, the tribulation,

will be a mirror image of the event mentioned above.


Revelation 13:12  And he (The False Prophet) exercises

all the power of the first beast (The Anti-Christ) before him,

and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship

the first beast,(Anti-Christ) whose deadly wound was healed.

13  And he (The False Prophet) does great wonders,

so that he (The False Prophet) makes fire come down from

heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14  And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means

of those miracles which he (The False Prophet) had power

to do in the sight of the beast(Anti-Christ);

saying to them that dwell on the earth,

that they should make an image to the beast,(Anti-Christ)

which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15  And he (The False Prophet) had power to give life unto

the image of the beast, (a statue of Anti-Christ)

that the image of the beast should both speak,

and cause that as many as would not worship

the image of the beast should be killed.  


As we can see worship the beast, Anti-Christ,

who is the embodiment of Satan, or die.


At this critical time in human history this is going

to be the focussed main issue.

Whom are we going to worship ?

God or Satan?


This has really been the under lying question throughout

human history.

We have to choose.

Will we worship the Creator

or some part of the inferior creation?


It appears that, that will be the main message given by the

two witnesses but also by ‘another angel’ (Most times this

another angel refers to Christ) flying in the midst

of heaven  with the everlasting gospel which has three points.

This is different to the gospel of grace,

salvation or the kingdom.


Revelation 14: 6  And I saw another angel fly in the midst

of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them

that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred

and tongue, and people,

7  Saying with a loud voice,

( 1 ) Fear God, and

( 2 ) Give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and

( 3 ) Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea,

and the fountains of waters.


Revelation also lists many plagues which are going to strike the earth.

These are horrific.

I will list them so that you can see why

the days have to be shortened.


(A) Revelation 8:7

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled

with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part

of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.


(B) Revelation 8:8  And the second angel sounded,

and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into

the sea: (An object like for example a comet, from space

impacting the earth)

and the third part of the sea became blood;

9  And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea,

and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.


Revelation 8:10  And the third angel sounded, and there fell

a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp,

and it fell upon the third part of the rivers,

and upon the fountains of waters;

(A second object like for example a comet, from space

impacting the earth)


11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood:

and the third part of the waters became wormwood;

and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.


Revelation 8:12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part

of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon,

and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them

was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it,

and the night likewise.


Revelation 9: 1 ¶ And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star

fall from heaven unto the earth:

and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out

of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and

the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth:

and unto them was given power, as the scorpions

of the earth have power.

4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt

the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree;

but only those men which have not the seal of God

in their foreheads.

5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them,

but that they should be tormented five months:

and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion,

when he strikes a man.

6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it;

and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.


Revelation 9:13 ¶ And the sixth angel sounded,

and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar

which is before God,

14  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet,

Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

15  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for

an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year,

for to slay the third part of men.


18  By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire,

and by the smoke, and by the brimstone,

which issued out of their mouths.


Revelation 11: 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses,

and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore

days, clothed in sackcloth.

6  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.


Revelation 16:1  And I heard a great voice out of the temple

saying to the seven angels, Go your ways,

and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.


Revelation 16:2  And the first (angel) went,

and poured out his vial upon the earth;

and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men

which had the mark of the beast,

and upon them which worshipped his image.


Revelation 16:3  And the second angel poured out his vial upon

the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man:

and every living soul died in the sea.


Revelation 16:4  And the third angel poured out his vial upon

the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.


Revelation 16:8 ¶ And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon

the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed

the name of God, which hath power over these plagues:

and they repented not to give him glory.

10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat

of the beast;

and his kingdom was full of darkness;

and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains

and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

18  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings;

and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men

were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

19  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities

of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance

before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness

of his wrath.

20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven,

every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God

because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof

was exceeding great.


1a) a talent of silver weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg)

1b) a talent of gold, 200 pounds (91 kg)

Some of us have seen that hail the size of a golf ball causes havoc.

Hail of either 100 or 200lb would pulverise buildings and anything

in their way. It is hard to imagine such huge chunks of ice falling as rain.


These events have shown a period unlike anything else

in the experience of the earth, a total catastrophic nightmare.

Many find it hard to understand the many symbols in Revelation,

however, this subject is very clear and easy to understand.

Instead of it being a mind exercise, take a moment to reflect

on what you have just read and now put yourself to be going

though these events. There is the stench of death everywhere.

Because of fornication the people will have their nakedness

exposed. Because of the severity of the famine people will

greedily eat their own children. It is all there in the scriptures

if you care to look.


We truly will all want the earth to stop so that we could get off.

That will not be possible.

As we saw the pain will be so great that people will want to die

but they will be unable to do so.


These dreadful upcoming events are one reason for this Website.

The main purpose is to turn people to God, and to wake them up.

It is our intention to blow the trumpet and sound the alarm, and

to show us our present true state and not the one portrayed

by the controlled media, and the churches, whose ministers

have abandoned their flocks to the wolves, whilst they feed themselves.  


If the world was to turn to God wholesale these events would

not happen, but that will never happen.

As we saw the more that the people are punished the more that

they blaspheme. 


If we return to Matthew 24:22, we can see that the days need

to be shortened because of the many other calamities including

the activity of the beast and the false prophet and the two witnesses.


22  And except those days should be shortened,

there should no flesh be saved:

but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.


It is easy to think that shortened days mean that the number

of days will be decreased.

However, Scripture is exceedingly precise about the length of time

that the witnesses will give their witness during the tribulation,

right down to the very day.


Revelation 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses,

and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred

and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.


This period is referred to as 3.1/2 years,

42 months and 1260 days,

yet we are clearly told that these days have to be shortened 

otherwise humanity will not survive.


These two points seem to be contradictory until we look at:


Revelation 8:12  And the fourth angel sounded,

and the third part of the sun was smitten,

and the third part of the moon,

and the third part of the stars; so

as  the third part of them was darkened,

and the day shone not for a third part of it,

and the night likewise.


Reading carefully we see two separate, and quite distinct issues.


The first point is that the sun,

moon and stars were darkened by one third.

the third part of the sun was smitten,

the third part of the moon

the third part of the stars with the result that

the third part of them was darkened,


It must be clear that unless this is going to matter

it would not be mentioned.

We can appreciate to some small degree what loosing one third

of the light and heat of the sun would be like,

when on a midsummer day in Britain in year 2,000,

we are walking around in sweaters and still turning on our heating

as the temperature in some parts is in the 60’s.

What impact this would have on agriculture with photosynthesis

I can only guess at. 

I have no idea what impact the darkening of the moon and stars

will have but it must have some importance otherwise

it would not be mentioned.

There are no superfluous words in scripture.


The second point concerns the last part of the verse and that is

the focus of this document.


First there is the conjunction ‘and’ joining another incident

to the first one mentioned.

and the day shone not for a third part of it,

and the night likewise.


For simplicity we will say that the day consists of 12 hours and that

the night also consists of twelve hours, actually as defined in the bible.


John 11:9  Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?

If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.


We are told that:

‘the day did not shine for a third part of it’.

We would therefore expect one third of the day,

which is 4 hours to be moved to the night.

Therefore the day would be 8 hours instead of 12 hours

and the night would be 16 hours instead of 12 hours.


However, that is not the case at all because the sentence

continues, and the night likewise.

It cannot be added to the day because we just saw that

the day itself was already shortened.

This means that one third of the night also ceases to exist.


There is nowhere for it to go.

One third of the day ceases to exist and

One third of the night ceases to exist.


The end result is that the night is shortened by one third

and so the day is also shortened by one third.


This means that there will be an 8 hour day and 8 hour night

instead of a 12 hour day and a 12 hour night.


This will allow the tribulation to last precisely 1260 days

as we are told that it would and simultaneously the days would

also have been shortened so that all life

would not perish, nothing would have been compromised.

God's word will always prevail.

Our understanding might well under go some changes,

but not one jot or dot will change.

What the Eternal has decreed will stand.


It really has to be our prayer that we have a sense of urgency

and that we are motivated to assist as many as we can,

to understand that we, and they, have to repent and surrender

our lives to God now, rather than go through the nightmare

of the great tribulation even if the days are indeed shortened.


         The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.

        He is the only way of escape.

                             Praise the Lord.

                          Come soon Lord Jesus.



The End