FAREWELL TO OUR WEBSITE FRIENDS
By Neville V. Stevens
New International Version used throughout unless otherwise specified.
Eventually the time had to come when we would be saying farewell to our website friends. It’s been 14 years from the inception of this Levite Brotherhood and now we have other duties to perform. We can only hope that our readers have learned something from our teachings. After all these years, it seemed appropriate to leave some parting words which might hold our readers in good stead in the coming difficult days.
We’ve come to the end of the age when everything must be fulfilled according to what God planned from the very beginning. Exactly what God planned has remained elusive to Bible students to this very day. Most Christians have their own ideas of what to expect, but none of these ideas, generally speaking, relate to what God has said in the Scriptures. Jesus Christ and all the Apostles spoke of Bible prophecies for our time, that is, the end of the age, and they all quoted from the Old Testament – the only Scriptures that existed at that time! Well, the end of the age is to bring catastrophic reversals to the fortunes of the nations of the earth, and it’s the Christian nations who will suffer the most – so you need to understand why! To this end, this article details all that is prophesied to happen during this most unhappy period of human existence; but importantly, why it must happen this way. By understanding what is to happen, you will be in a better position for survival.
It’s time to consider everything from beginning to end and try to make sense of the planning behind it. We now have 6,000 years of human history to look back on, together with the cumulative experiences of billions of people. Is there anything that they all had in common? Is there an enduring theme throughout this long and unhappy period of human experience? In other words, is there a divine purpose to life? If so, what is it, and how do we attain it?
Today, humans have an allotted lifespan of 70 years. Anything beyond this can be thought of as a bonus. The history of mankind is our teacher of lessons where we can learn from past experience. The purpose is to learn from the mistakes of the history of former generations and to try not to repeat them. Alas, nations have short memories, and some even believe that they can repeat the mistakes of the past while trying to engineer a different outcome. A prime example of this is multiculturalism. People of different cultures cannot live together in peace. The clash of cultures is evident everywhere, and this is the way it’s always been. God has said that we must not learn the way of the heathen (Jer 10:2 – KJV). In saying this He was directing us from learning the ways which would lead to troubled lives. Yet what do we find today in Western cultures? The West decided that multiculturalism is a good and desirable thing, and they actually promote the culture of the heathen. The important question is why would Christian nations want to do such things? Why would they want to embrace the ways of paganism? We are speaking of ‘culture’ here and not race! God has not forbidden any race from adopting His ways. All are welcome as long as they assimilate and adopt the ways and teachings of the Lord Jesus, and live in the manner which He prescribed.
As we all know, it’s not difficult to make a baby. Yet, as any mother would know, the difficult part is giving birth to the baby and then rearing the child. Given enough time, the world would become full of human beings – and what would be the purpose of this? Is our primary role to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth? As we all know, this was God’s instructions to Adam and Eve. Was filling the earth with human beings God’s overall goal? Well, it was, but with certain conditions. These conditions were not being met by the time of Noah. The earth had become filled with violence, and remedial actions were in order. Consequently, God decided to wipe out all of humanity and start a new generation through Noah. It had taken just over 16 centuries for humanity to become worthless for any purpose.
The sustainability of human beings to flourish requires rules of behaviour, and while most normal people recognize this need, they certainly weren’t the first to acknowledge it. Generations of people have observed the conduct of those who don’t observe any standards of conduct and have no regard for others. An age-old problem among the degenerates of this earth is that they can’t get along with anyone, including their own people. These barbaric creatures could never be ruled except by merciless leaders who kept them in check by killing them. It was the law of the jungle, where the strong killed the weak. Human history is rife with the conduct of these demigods.
For the vast majority of people alive on earth today, there is nothing beyond the grave. They’ve had their one shot at life and there is nothing else. Lamentably, this also includes most of Christianity in the churches today. Solomon summed it up rather nicely when he said ‘as one dies, so dies the other’. He was comparing the lifecycle of human beings with the animals.
From the very beginning, God made it clear that there is a purpose for humanity and the very first sign of this was when God made mankind in His own image. Added to this, God gave the man the power of speech in order that he may communicate with Him. This power was not given to any of the other creatures. From the very outset mankind was given dominion over all the living creatures and the power to subdue them. Humanity was clearly embarking on a rulership role, and it all began with Adam. Gen 1:26-28 “Then God said, "Let US make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Well this pretty much covers the extent of the rule of humanity over everything that moves. It covers everything in the air, in the water, and that which moves along the earth. V27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." God was clearly establishing a rulership class, which would rule over all other living creatures. In other words, God had given mankind dominion over every creature that has life in it.
It had been thousands of years since one-third of the angels rebelled against God and it was time to take remedial action. These rebellious angels had been isolated and exiled, but as long as they continued to live there would be a rebellious opposition which was always campaigning to destabilize others. A more permanent solution had to be found. Adam and Eve learned an important lesson – never listen to the devil! The devil can’t force us to do anything; he can only persuade the vulnerable who think like him, and he can be very persuasive!
No sooner had these parameters been established than they were put to the test. Along came the serpent who wanted to establish his credentials by ruling over these two newly created human beings, and so he began by contradicting what God had said: Gen 3:1-5 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, `You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" No, God didn’t! He said they could freely eat of all the trees in the Garden of Eden, except one! The woman Eve didn’t fall for this bit of sleight-of-hand by the serpent initially, and responded to refute him: V2 “The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, `You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" This was a good answer from Eve, and it deflected the subtle lie that Satan had attempted. Now Satan abandoned all subtlety and went for the jugular! He insisted that God was lying to protect His power by withholding it from her and Adam: V4 “You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." To become like God and to understand everything was desirable to Eve, and even against God’s advice, she decided to test Satan’s claim. V6 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” Did they become like God? No! Instead they became like Satan! Or at least, Eve did! Eve’s action resulted in the end of innocence and the beginning of evil intent. The first thing they noticed once their eyes were opened was their own nakedness. Prior to this, they hadn’t noticed that God was clothed but they weren’t. Just like the wild, instinctive animals, they were completely unaware of their nakedness, but now they sought to be like God and clothe themselves, so they sewed fig leaves together for the purpose. In so doing, they realized they were different to all the other creatures God had created. God did not intend for animals to be clothed – but only human beings. This realization came directly from eating of the forbidden fruit of the tree of good and evil.
How would each of us fare if we had been in the position of Adam and Eve? The truth is that this is how we all start out our lives, innocent and knowing nothing of good and evil. We were all born innocent with scarcely any knowledge at all. All knowledge is acquired and must come through experience – either our own or that of others. Penalties are a deterrent to bad behaviour and we all learn this early in life. Good parents instill lessons of conduct in their children from the earliest age, and they are actually like gods to their children.
Obviously, it’s better not to have the knowledge of good and evil, since God gave Adam and Eve the option to avoid it. Adam and Eve were perfectly happy to be naked and innocent until they became disobedient – then their whole demeanor changed. This led them to feel guilty and become fearful and afraid of their Creator: Gen 3:8-12 “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." The knowledge of Adam’s nakedness came as a direct result of eating the forbidden fruit. His nakedness made him afraid. The fact that this is mentioned shows its significance, and any rational person would realize the disadvantage of being naked in the presence of an enemy. When confronted by an enemy, it’s desirable to be armed and wearing armour! By this time it was too late for Adam and Eve since they had already been confronted by the serpent enemy and outsmarted! Now they were standing before their Creator God and feeling very humiliated. For the first time, they understood the meaning of having a conscience, and they knew then that they were different from the animals. Their innocence was gone and their training had begun. Now they had to learn the difference between good and evil and to choose the right path. Gen 3:21-24 “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” The way to the Tree of Life was from the East, and this is where the Cherubim guards were posted to keep everyone out.
Adam and Eve had nothing to fear as long as they obeyed God. Nothing could harm them. Yet, God made it clear that just one act of disobedience could result in death. Alternatively, if they continued traveling east beyond the middle of the Garden of Eden, they would find the Tree of Life from which they could eat and live forever. However, once they had chosen to go the way of disobedience, the Tree of life was no longer available to them and they were deprived of this option. It would be six thousand years before this option became available again. In fact, the Apostle Paul spoke of it as a MYSTERY which would take effect when everything has reached its fulfillment. Eph 1:9-10 “And he made known to us the MYSTERY of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the TIMES WILL HAVE REACHED THEIR FULFILLMENT--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” Everything will be subjected to the rule of Jesus Christ and there will be nothing which is not subjected to His rule. This is a part of the ultimate mystery that began in the Garden of Eden. The devil immediately seized on the chance to rule over the new creature – mankind! Satan wanted them allied with him and alienated from God. And this is exactly what happened. Satan saw it as a victory, but to God it was what He intended. What is more, in the distant future, God’s intentions will be made known, and believe it or not, through the Churches of God, which we are about to find out. At the present time, Christianity doesn’t have the vaguest notion of their purpose in life. They’ve done absolutely nothing to subject their lives to God. Obedience to God is something they refuse to do!
In speaking of the MYSTERY of His will, which will be put into effect when the times have reached their fulfillment, he was obviously speaking of a timescale for the future. Contrary to popular belief among Christians today, this mystery doesn’t mean the abolition of, and disobedience to God’s Law. In fact, it means the exact opposite, which Paul is quick to point out: Eph 2:1-3 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the RULER OF THE KINGDOM OF THE AIR (which is Satan), THE SPIRIT who is now at work in those WHO ARE DISOBEDIENT. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.” While Christians live in disobedience to God’s Law they are objects of wrath – meaning they are always under a curse. Paul even goes so far as to say they were dead as long as they were living under transgressions and sin. The wages of sin is death! Paul speaks about gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature, which, incidentally, is what got Adam and Eve in trouble and made them objects of God’s wrath. They considered the forbidden fruit to be desirable and they craved it. It was this craving for the forbidden that brought God’s curse on them. God wanted them to have what is best for a successful and happy life, but they didn’t heed God’s advice and instead made a foolish choice. In fact, they chose to accept advice from the enemy – and there is no faster way to earn God’s displeasure than this! What had happened to Eve was she listened to the enemy, allowing her to be beguiled by the devil. What made matters worse is that she then proceeded to beguile her husband by offering him the forbidden fruit – which he duly ate! God’s response was to make them objects of His wrath, and this wrath came in the form of punishment for disobedience.
God gave us the power of choice to follow the ways of the world or to follow Him in obedience. The choices we make either bless us or curse us, and this is the lesson we learn from Adam and Eve. Mankind is free to do as they please, but at the same time, they should expect no rewards if they act in a contrary manner to God’s instructions. God is the Creator and He makes the rules!
In the Book of Ephesians,
Paul proceeds to draw on these examples in making it clear that there are mysteries attached to the coming
administration, which all
Bible students know is a reference to the coming
Eph 3:8-11 “Although I am less than the least of all
God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the
unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the
administration of this mystery,
which for ages past was kept
hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was
that now, through
the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made
known to the RULERS AND
AUTHORITIES IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS, 11 according
to his eternal purpose
which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” In times past, the rulers of the spirit realm, also called “the rulers and authorities of the
heavenly realms”, had no knowledge of the mystery of the coming administration.
What the rulers of the spirit world don’t know
concerns the administration of this mystery, and as Paul
points out, the Church that Jesus Christ built will be instrumental in making
this clear to the spirit world. Presently, the spirit rulers are engaged in
Why should anyone be surprised at this? The rulers and authorities of the spirit realm actively sought to wipe all the Jews off the face of the earth during WW2. The sole reason for this is because the Jews were Commandment-keepers and have remained faithful and obedient to God for thousands of years. However, the stated reason for this onslaught against the Jews was because they were generally wealthy, and to demon-inspired maniacs, this made them the enemy of the people. Demonic Socialist reasoning requires the rich to ‘spread the wealth around’! (Where have we heard this statement before?) The truth is that the Jews had been blessed by God and the demonic forces knew this, and they set out to counter it by generating hostility towards them. The response came fast, but the demons had other motivations. The ‘offense’ of being wealthy was just a plausible excuse to deceive humanity. The Jews were completely harmless and had harmed no-one! They didn’t even fight back, but merely went as sheep to the slaughter. They were rounded up and penned, and then put to death – by the millions! Even worse, Catholic Christians, including the Pope, were quite willing to betray them! This fact is well-worth remembering for true Commandment-keeping Christians, because they too, will be on the firing line for betrayal by fake Christians! Just remember that those who don’t obey God don’t belong to Him. Satan and his demons will be targeting those who do belong to God.
At the beginning of WW2,
it was assumed that the Nazis were merely interested in territorial
gains. Hitler’s book ‘Mein Kampf’
tells us a different story. Jews had
to be exterminated wherever they live, and the conquest of European nations,
where the Jews lived, had to be achieved in order to accomplish this. The rigors with which Hitler pursued this
were totally of satanic origins. In
the end, it was only the House of
Joseph (Britain and America) who offered continual resistance, except
One of the maddening
aspects of the war in Europe is that
From the very outset in the lead-up to WW2, Hitler’s whipping-boy was the Jews. He used the Jews to promote the idea of a common enemy. By whipping up hatred for the Jews, and ostracizing them as the enemy of the people, he instilled enthusiasm for the defeat of the enemy – whether real or imagined, and no-one could be sure either way. In the end, the only safe option was to follow their leader – Hitler! Ultimately, it became very dangerous not to! Hating the Jews and betraying them seemed to be the only safe option for the German people. There were exceptions of course, and many of these brave people lost their lives in heroic efforts to conceal Jews from their tormentors.
It was at about this time
that the royal family in
Sure, all these things just seem to be moments in history, but history has a way of repeating itself. Such things would have little interest to the mainstream Christians of this world, since they have expectations of avoiding it all. This is largely because of their blindly focused, false ideas of the teachings of Jesus Christ, whom they are sure will spare them all. They have no interest in hearing bad news, since, they belief, it doesn’t apply to them. I’m sure that Christians thought the same way during the two world wars, though millions of them learned the error of their ways. In so doing, they’ve managed to cloud their minds to reality. Like millions of other Christians down through the ages, they will pay the ultimate price.
RULER OF THE KINGDOM OF THE AIR
We’ve just seen a reference to the “ruler of the kingdom of the air” (Eph 2:2) – this is Satan the devil. We’ve also just read about the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms – which are obviously not human. In fact, Paul speaks of them in Eph 6:12, indicating they are not flesh and blood but the powers of the dark world – the spirit world! Who are these evil creatures that Paul warns us about? He goes on to warn us in a symbolic fashion to don protective spiritual armour against them, using every device to resist them. They are very real and totally evil! Today we collectively refer to them as demons. Like human beings they come in all shapes and sizes, with some of them more powerful than others.
Many people have seen
them exercising their powers in the air. We generally call these things UFO’s or Unidentified Flying Objects. These things are very real, even though
government agencies continually lie to deceive people that they are not. There is a celebrated case of a UFO flying
over the western seaboard of the
The government responded by saying it was only a weather balloon or a dirigible airship. This was hotly contested by the army who had fired on it with more than 1500 rounds, many of them direct hits, and flatly denied they had missed the target. The news media (CBS – News of the World) had suggested if they can’t shoot down a weather balloon, how could they defend the country against enemy aircraft? All of which goes to show the ineptitude of government cover-ups, which, incidentally, began with this encounter.
There have been many UFO’s sighted down through the years many of which were sighted by many thousands of credible witnesses including a state governor (Fife Symington, Governer of Arizona) who went public with his experience, confirming that the technology that he saw is unknown to humanity. If you have 90 minutes to spare, you can watch a documentary on Youtube from the History Channel about these things:
“Best UFO’s documentary – I know what I saw (2010)” – a 90 minute video documentary by the History Channel.
Then we have the strange phenomena of haunted houses and a whole raft of documentaries, books and movies, concerning these. These occurrences are very real, but the conclusions usually drawn in these documentaries conclude these appearances to be the ‘souls’ of the dead, which is based on the pagan belief that when someone dies they go on living in another form, namely by some form of an ‘immortal soul’. The truth is that when someone dies they are dead and they know nothing as Solomon so adequately puts it in the Scriptures: Eccl 9:5 “For the living know that they will die, BUT THE DEAD KNOW NOTHING; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.” Eventually, they return to dust forevermore, except in the rare instance when they are recorded for resurrection at a future time, and these Saints are in the extreme minority! We’ll discuss the matter of the resurrection later in this article. What people are viewing in these haunted houses are demons. There are more than 50 million of them living on earth in exile and are forbidden to approach the Creator God. The sole exception to this is Satan – who still has periodical access to the One who created him (Job 1:6-7)
Satan and all his demons live on earth. They travel around in their own space ships, which we call UFO’s (Unidentified Flying Objects). By this means they have the power to fly through the air, hence the title of ‘rulers of the kingdom of the air’ (Eph 2:2). It’s only in the last century that human beings have been able to fly in the air, and the aircraft of human beings are inferior in every way to that of the rulers of the heavenly realm. Our technology is primitive in comparison. We speak today of ‘stealth aircraft’ which are undetectable to radar. The demons have craft which can be invisible to the human eye – and they can switch this capability on and off at will. This is real stealth capability. Nothing that humans have ever devised can match these UFO’s for speed either. Also, their ability to hover noiselessly is way beyond the capability of human technology. And neither is there any human device that can match them for acceleration. These craft can accelerate out of sight in the blink of an eye. The bodily stresses of such acceleration would kill a human being. The creatures that fly these are decidedly not human beings, even though they’ve lived among us for six thousand years. In fact, they were already exiled here before human beings were created! Furthermore, they actually rule over this planet and its inhabitants. In fact, all the human inhabitants of this earth belong to the devil and his demons – with the only exception being the Saints who belong to God.
It’s wild-eyed deception
to imagine that God has any interest in those who won’t obey Him – and the
vast majority of human beings don’t!
Yet God never had any interest in the vast majority of human beings; instead
He chose just one group of people out of all the families of the earth and
chose them as His own: Amos 3:1-2 “Hear this
word the LORD has spoken against you, O
people of Israel--against the whole family I brought up out
of Egypt: 2 "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you
for all your sins."
From this passage of Scripture we learn that God’s only
interest is in the 12 Tribes of
This punishment is
reserved for the End of the Age
God plans to bring everything to fulfillment. As we’re all aware, there have been many
wars and skirmishes involving the Tribes of Israel down through the
ages. Yet none of these calamities
have resulted in a return to God and obedience to His Law, which God’s
servant Moses gave at
Since God chose only
the 12 Tribes of Israel out of all the families of the earth, it stands to
reason that God sees a future
for them. At the End of the Age, that future
is in the
When God speaks of a new
heavens and a new earth, no-one should be under any illusion that God intends
to populate it with Satan’s offspring – that is, the children of the devil (whom
John speaks of in 1John 3:10).
He intends to wipe them out
and begin with a clean slate!
The devil and his demons, along with all their offspring will be wiped
out. Yet, since God
harvests where He hasn’t sown (Matt 25:26-27), there will be
survivors apart from the remnant of the House of Israel. Therefore, there will be survivors among
the Gentiles, but these will have to quickly
learn that their previous culture is banned, and they’ll be required
to live by God’s Law. All lawlessness
will be punished in ways that will strike fear in the minds of the
disobedient! Further into this
article, we’ll discuss the means by which God will test the resolve of all
the inhabitants of the earth.
They’ll all be put to the test and they’ll be required to make the
right choice. In the final analysis,
it will mean life or death. Those who cling to life will face death,
while those who willingly lay down their lives for God (as His Son Jesus did) will find life; in fact, life
everlasting! This test is rapidly
approaching, but there are a number of things which must occur before
this. This involves the removal of the
mightiest power on earth, which is referred to in Bible Prophecy as Ephraim, the son of Joseph. Ephraim was to be the prince of his
brothers in these last days. Ephraim,
The spirit world has a vast arsenal of airborne craft, and in the final days before the end, they intend to make use of them – which is actually predicted in the Book of Revelation. They intend to attack the huge dwelling-place where God lives – which is itself a huge space ship capable of housing millions of angels. It also has a Temple and Altar where the Lord Christ serves and worships the Father (Heb 8:1-2).
The conditioning process to deceive people is well underway. Today we have all these ‘mentalist’ magicians performing impossible stunts, all of which are done with the cooperation of demons. Ignorant people have fallen for these satanic stunts believing them to be some inherent human power discovered by the ‘mentalist’. In their superstition many people fall for this type of nonsense and imagine they might develop these ‘powers’ by unlocking the ‘secret’ power of their minds. Well, there is even more of these crazy stunts to come: 2Thess 2:9-12 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” All these counterfeit miracles are wickedness, and those people so mesmerized by them, will find themselves in a powerful delusion that will end in death. The term, ‘signs and wonders’ used in the above verses, is the same term used throughout the Bible in reference to the miracles performed by God against the Egyptians in Moses’ day. The work of Satan will seek to do these same types of miracles to terrify the inhabitants of the earth. In Moses day, Pharaoh’s magicians, through lying deception were able to emulate some of these signs and wonders with counterfeit deception – until they ran out of power and faltered.
Even today we’re seeing that Satan and his cronies have invested a lot of time in deceiving the Western nations that they must appease ‘Gaia, the earth goddess’ by saving the earth from ‘manmade global warming’. And cretinous, stupid, ignorant people have believed them! You’ll notice that all the government funded companies who launched to make lithium batteries, corn-stock fuels, wind-power generation, electric cars, and many other insane projects, have begin to file for bankruptcy. Perhaps soon, people will start getting the message of what a satanic fraud this ‘manmade global warming’ scam is! And all the time that they’re preoccupied with this type of madness, they are ignoring the Truth of God which will have far greater consequences than their stupid scam. Talk about the blind leading the blind! Even in the city of the blind, the one-eyed man is king! If people are to understand what is rapidly unfolding, then they’ll have to open at least one eye. Your human leaders are not going to save you from anything.
Jesus Christ spoke of calamities coming to the earth and terrifying people. Luke 21:25-26 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the ROARING AND TOSSING OF THE SEA. 26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly [powers] will be shaken.” The rulers of the heavenly realms will have their powers thoroughly shaken! They will suffer a catastrophic defeat in battle, and then cast to the ground.
When this war occurs, the
inhabitants of the earth will see these signs and wonders in the skies and
will actually see the war occurring. Rev 12:7-12
THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN. Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But
he was not strong enough, and they lost
their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled
down--that ancient serpent called the devil,
or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.
He was hurled to the earth, and his
angels with him.” This
event is soon to occur and you’ll see these great signs in the heavens! The following verses give us the time
sequence, the time for the
You’ve probably seen demon swarms on television where mobs of people turn into lunatics and start destroying and killing everything and everyone in sight. Looting and burning usually quickly follows. Well you’ve seen nothing yet in comparison to what is coming. When Satan vents his fury, no-one is safe! Least of all, Christians and Jews!
The Prophet Isaiah spoke of
these things – including the wars and the punishments which will be inflicted
on the satanic powers of the air
and how they will finally be rounded up and imprisoned for a thousand years: Isa 24:21-23
“In that day the LORD will
punish the powers in the heavens
above and the kings [rulers] on
the earth below. 22 They will be herded together like prisoners bound in a dungeon;
they will be shut up in prison and be punished after many days. 23
The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on
So now we know that the
first order of business is to disarm the rulers of the spirit realm and
forcefully hurl them to the earth,
never to ascend the heavens again – and the Archangel Michael will complete
this task. Michael is the top
Commander of Christ’s armies. He is
also a Prince to
the Prophets of God
who also fight in God’s Name (Dan 10:21) – those appointed to fight God’s
battles and to take the
In case the reader is wondering what an EVILDOER is, it’s someone who refuses to keep the Commandments of God: Ps 119:115 “Away from me, YOU EVILDOERS, that I may keep the COMMANDS OF MY GOD!” (This is the very verse in the Scriptures that the Lord Christ was directing us to, when He made His comment!) Those who follow the doctrine of demons are the ones who entice others to disobey God’s Law and refuse to do the will of Jesus’ Father.
It’s funny how Christians today seem to believe that Jesus came to teach disobedience to His Father! He came to honour His Father, and promoting disobedience to Him was never a part of His teachings. Jesus loves His Father and confirmed that the Father is greater than He: John 14:28 “You heard me say, `I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, FOR THE FATHER IS GREATER THAN I.” All Christians should know they must emulate Jesus Christ if they hope to gain the Father’s approval. And if anyone hopes to be resurrected, then they had better have the Father’s approval! The Father is the One who raises to life: John 5:19-23 “Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. 21 For just as THE FATHER RAISES THE DEAD and GIVES THEM LIFE, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.” The reader is probably aware of many Christians today who are obsessed with criticizing the God of the Old Testament, believing Him to be the Father, whom they believe to the cruel and vicious. In doing this, they are actually criticizing the Lord Jesus – who is the God of the Old Testament! Nevertheless, the greater evil is that they think they are criticizing the Father – who is, in fact, GREATER THAN THE SON! In so doing, such people should be aware that they have no favour whatsoever with the Son! They’ve lived their lives in vain, and death is their only reward!
But getting back again to the demons who infest this planet, and who use every device to deceive and humiliate the inhabitants of the earth, they are facing some serious punishment. What is more, those people who have emulated these evil creatures will likewise be punished. The first myth to dispel is that these creatures are not extraterrestrial, they are terrestrial and they live on earth – and have done for thousands of years! They presently have the power to fly and navigate in our solar system, but not beyond it. They don’t come from distant stars! They live here! Even God Himself lives in close proximity to earth: Isa 40:21-23 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? 22 HE SITS ENTHRONED ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. 23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the RULERS OF THIS WORLD to nothing.”
As we explained before, the RULERS OF THIS WORLD are about to take a big tumble, and will find themselves permanently marooned on earth. As we just read in Rev 12, when their coup fails and they’re cast back to earth, they’re going to vent their fury on the human kind. Hence God’s warning in V12 “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." We’ve just been reading about people being alarmed at the tossing of the sea in Luke 21:25-26 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the ROARING AND TOSSING OF THE SEA. 26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly [powers] will be shaken.” The battle will rage under the light of the sun as well as the light of the moon and stars until every spaceship is destroyed and Satan and his demons confined to earth. And this is where they will stay. This indicates that this battle will last a number of days and everyone will see it! All these so-called ‘alien’ spacecraft will be hunted down and destroyed even though they’ll go to great lengths in an attempt to escape. These evil creatures have bases all over the earth and even under the sea – all of which will be destroyed!
The question is, why this outrageous distortion of the truth? What is the motivation for it? Some politicians have suggested that the people are not ready for the truth and would likely panic. By resorting to lies and distortions and the humiliation of witnesses, they ensure the people continue to remain dumbed-down. Government agencies have the advantage of having ‘scientific’ advisors who are prepared to say or do anything if the price is right.
And the other consideration is this: what is the actual identity of these beings who are controlling these UFO’s. The fuzzy logic is that government agencies have publicly stated that there is no evidence of hostile intent from these “UFO’s” – even though officially they claim they don’t exist. They further state that these UFO’s – which don’t officially exist – pose no threat to national security. If these UFO’s were manned by beings from beyond the stars, then there might be some room for such optimism. But the truth is they are from this planet and have lived here since before mankind was created. What is more, the Bible is by no means silent about their existence, or about the mode of transport of the spirit world. The Bible contains numerous accounts about space ships, including one described by the Prophet Ezekiel. There is another, detailing the means by which the Prophet Elijah was flown away, which is described as a ‘fiery chariot’. Another passage concerns the Prophet Elisha, who revealed ‘flying chariots’ to a companion. So the concept of flying ships is not something new.
The angels of God commute in spacecraft and so do demons. Demons commute in these ‘UFO’s’ which so many people have seen, and likewise, so do the mighty angels of God. It was one of God’s spacecrafts that guided the shepherds to the birthplace of Jesus at the time of His birth. This is what the shepherds followed, and it stopped over the manger where Jesus and Mary were. Sure they described it as a star; after all, how else would they describe it in those days? Try following a real star to arrive at a certain destination. All that would happen is you would travel due west, but you would never know when you reached your destination. So what the shepherds actually saw was a bright shining light which was a flying vehicle and manned by an angel of God.
Having described the nature of these beings, does anyone really believe that demons would allow their technology to be reverse-engineered? Would these demons willingly empower mankind with their own technology, enabling them to wage war against them on an equal footing? It hasn’t happened, and it’s not going to happen!
We’re considered to be greatly inferior to them, and any sort of benevolence from them is illusionary. They even war against each other! The more we’re prone to believe lies, the more prone we are to play into their hands. In this, government agencies are leading the way. There are 50 million demons living on earth, and every one of them is a master of deception. To illustrate the point, these creatures have succeeded in deluding the intelligentsia of the ‘scientific’ world and now have them thoroughly twined to believe anything. In the see-sawing disclosures these people sometimes make, a few years ago they were describing these ‘aliens’ as benevolent, largely because they seemed to be cooperating with the reverse-engineering projects to discover the secret of their powered ships. However, once they had followed their advice, they found they didn’t work. Now these so-called ‘scientists’ are describing them as malevolent – mere tricksters and liars. This, as it happens, is an accurate description! Why they didn’t understand this right from the outset is a little baffling, because certain observers, who were honest enough to admit it, realized they were getting conflicting information – most of which made no sense at all.
These things should come as no surprise at all, since all theoretical ‘science’ is fraught with distortions and lies, some of which borders on witchcraft and voodoo. Manmade Global Warming is a case in point. The wood-ducks who have promoted this theory can never demonstrate the predictability of it. Every time they try, they prove to be hopelessly wrong. Concealed behind their persona lies a huge ego and an overarching desire to be seen as ‘scientific’! They seem to believe that everyone should believe them instead of their own ‘lying eyes’. Anything that cannot be demonstrated with predictability and repeatable results is not science! It’s quite amazing that these people, who claim to be scientists, don’t understand what science is!
interesting story about a certain shock-jock who decided to invite former
employees of the famed Area 51
(the secret area of
reversed-engineering projects of UFO’s at
There are many reasons why the government agencies choose to debunk all sightings of UFO’s and ‘aliens’; none of them are particularly rational or logical. In the beginning, they thought they were on to the ‘motherload’ of free, unlimited energy which would give them a world monopoly. All they had to do was to reverse-engineer the technology – yet, as the passage of 60 years shows, they couldn’t do it! This type of technology is completely beyond their comprehension.
forces that are not discoverable in the human realm. To give some ideas of the powers involved,
Almighty God passed judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah, and these two cities were
reduced to ashes (2Pet 2:6), and were
never found again.
battle in the heavens, there will be no more spaceships belonging to Satan
and his demons. The only spaceships
remaining will be God’s space ships.
These are generally unseen by humans at the present time. Of course the Bible doesn’t describe these
craft as spaceships, but, euphemistically as ‘eagles’. In other words, like birds of prey. These eagles
will be seeking prey and
reducing them to ashes. In the Book of the Messenger (Malachi),
God foreshadows these things with these words: Mal
4:1-3 “Surely the
day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every EVILDOER will be stubble, and that day that is coming will
set them on fire,"
says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2
But for you who revere my name,
the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And
you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3
Then you will trample down the wicked;
will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these
things," says the LORD Almighty.”
Notice the words “every EVILDOER”, we know what an evildoer is now, don’t
we? We just read it in Ps 119:115. And just to remind us; in the next verse in
the Book of Malachi, God confirms it: V4 “Remember
the law of my servant Moses,
the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb FOR
There is an interesting reference to eagles in Isaiah 40, which just happens to be the chapter which predicted the coming of John the Baptist (see V3), who, as we all know, was the second Elijah. The first Elijah, you’ll recall, was the one who was lifted up in a spaceship (eagle) and was flown elsewhere on earth. Isa 40:29-31 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE EAGLES; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
There’s another reference to those who hope in the LORD, and it’s found in the Book of Psalms. We’ve just read about giving strength to the weary and increasing power to the weak. The verse in Psalm 103 also speaks of renewing their strength like that of an eagle. As you’ll note from the position of the apostrophe, it’s speaking of a single, specific eagle: Psalm 103:1-5 “Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.” As you would realize, God is not in the habit of renewing the youth of eagles of the feathered kind! He’s speaking of a different eagle!
The Lord Jesus spoke of the renewal of our bodies or flesh. Our bodies count for nothing with God! He is interested only in the development of our minds through His Holy Spirit. Since God raised Jesus from the dead and renewed His body with life, we should understand that He can renew our bodies too. What is not widely understood or accepted is that God can renew our youth in this life, and as we’ve just read in the Book of Psalms, He intends to do so – along with any diseases! This is why Jesus said our flesh or bodies count for nothing: John 6:63 “The Spirit gives life; THE FLESH COUNTS FOR NOTHING. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” So can everyone expect to have their youth renewed like the Eagle’s? Jesus added a qualification in V65 “He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has ENABLED HIM." So this eliminates those perverse pretenders who have rejected the Father – whom they think was the God of the Old Testament!
Then whom has God enabled? Without going into a lengthy discussion
about this, which we’ve covered many times before, those who are enabled are those who have
been taught by God – which
Jesus mentioned earlier in the same chapter: John 6:45 “It
is written in the Prophets: `They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and
learns from him comes
to me.” And where it’s written in the Prophets is in Isa 54:13-15 “All your SONS will be TAUGHT BY THE LORD,
and great will be your children's peace. 14 In righteousness you will be
established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing
to fear. Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you. 15 If anyone does attack you, it will not
be my doing; whoever attacks you
will surrender to you.”
Obviously, these SONS
are battle-hardened warriors, who will immediately launch an attack if they
come under fire. It will be such a
withering and devastating assault that the enemy will quickly surrender!
And who are these SONS? They’re the SONS of
The natural reaction from most Christians in regard to this would be to say that they oppose fighting and killing – even if the enemy is God’s enemy. In one respect, they’re right. Since they rejected the teachings of the Father, they must prove their faithfulness by other means rather than fighting for God’s Kingdom. Jesus Christ made provision for this. They must be blameless and prepared to surrender to the enemy and even put to death – just as He did! Rather than a lion, they must go as lambs to the slaughter. They should not be too alarmed about this; after all, the Jewish people set them an example in the Holocaust. You must be like the Jews through whom God has set as an example, even though the Jews had no idea why! So there is no excuse for Christians, because they also have the examples of Jesus and the Apostles. All were martyred to honour their Creator God.
Surely no Christian could be surprised at this! Didn’t the Apostle Paul clearly spell it out when he said this: Rom 8:31-39 “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “FOR YOUR SAKE WE FACE DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE ARE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED." 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Just bear in mind that there was a horrific persecution going on at that time, and people were being led away like sheep to the slaughter. This persecution went on for hundreds of years periodically. There were times when it was extremely dangerous to be a Christian. There were even times when Christians were arrested and refused to be released – because they hoped for a better resurrection: Heb 11:35-40 “Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37 They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated-- 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” This last phrase is speaking of a resurrection when all the Saints will arise.
I don’t imagine there are too many Christians today who would be prepared to step up and exhibit this type of faith, but there are some! Yet even these will have to come to grips with their former delusions about escaping to a ‘place of safety’ – which they held to with a degree of fanaticism. There is certainly no Scriptural support for the Churches of God and their delusions in this – as the Apostle Paul points out above in Rom 8:36. Neither did they consider these verses in Psa: 116:14-15 “I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his SAINTS.” What is it about fulfilling vows that they don’t understand? Didn’t they vow to be obedient even when facing death when they were baptized? Didn’t they agree to a form of death to honour their God by consenting to baptism? By submitting to baptism, they were vowing to give up their lives for God, and this is what makes them precious in the sight of God. God, in return, forgives them for all their past sins. He also confirms that if they fulfill their vows, He will raise them to life as His precious SAINTS. In this, the Lord Jesus is our example.
Anyone who is not prepared to follow Jesus Christ and all the Apostles, as well as the Saints down through the ages, then there is no resurrection for them. There is a resurrection for those who had God’s Holy Spirit when they died, and judgments will be made for them, but the best resurrection is for those who die in the Lord and this was the hope of the martyred Saints down through the ages. This is why many of them refused deliverance – for the hope of a better resurrection!
As for the ‘aliens’ who infest this planet, these demons are going to be locked away for a thousand years. Some of them are already in prison for their past deeds. Remember how Jesus Christ triumphed over the demons who were already locked away in the Abyss – following His death and resurrection? 1Pet 3:18-20 “He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, 19 through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.” Now there’s a prison sentence for you! At the time of Christ, they’d been locked away in the Abyss since long ago in the days of Noah. A period at that time in excess of 2,000 years, and some 1500 years after the Creation! They’d been imprisoned because they filled the earth with violence (Gen 6:13) in disobedience to God. Satan and his demons are facing yet another period of incarceration – a thousand-year sentence! During this period, the whole world will have rest from their influence.
In the Book
of Colossians we find that it was over the spirit world that Jesus triumphed:
So what about the
hundreds of millions of Christians today – those who fully expect rewards in
the afterlife? Are their expectations
realistic? On what do they base these
expectations? Any rational person
would realize that what is taught in the churches today has no
secret knowledge about
anything, and especially the administration
of the mystery of the
Jesus had just been telling the people the parable of the sower, and it was in response to this that His disciples had asked why He spoke in parables. It continues in V18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22 The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
In the Book
of Luke we get some additional information: Luke
8:9-15 “His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He
said, "The knowledge of the
secrets of the
will recall that there were thousands of people following Jesus Christ
wherever He went. They clambered to
hear Him speak. Presumably, they
enjoyed the parables even though they didn’t understand the meaning of
them. Rather than the message – which
they never understood anyway – perhaps the bigger
attraction was all the miracles that Jesus did. They truly believed that these were done
through the power of God. More than
anything else, this is what held their interest. It was much later, in fact after the
resurrection of Jesus that the Apostles took the message to the people
explaining why Jesus had to die to pay the penalty of their past sins and to
set them on a course of obedience
and sinlessness. And a great many people believed and were
baptized, afterward receiving the Holy Spirit. Through the fruitful efforts of the
As we read earlier, it was God’s intention that, through the Church, that the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms according to His eternal purpose (Eph 3:10). Prior to this, there was not a lot of consideration given to the rulers of the spirit world. People tended to see things through a human perspective, even though they recognized demon-possession when they saw it. They frequently asked Jesus to cast the demon out of their loved ones, and Jesus obliged. Since we’ve been speaking about the imprisoning of the demons, we find that demons have a morbid fear of it. An example of this is found in this passage: Luke 8:30-31 “Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.” Some Bible versions translate this as hades or hell, but the term ‘Abyss’ is more accurate because this place is deep underground. It’s certainly not a pleasant place to be! Thankfully, no human beings are sent there – contrary to the deceitfulness of some large churches! When their congregations die, they go neither to heaven or hell! They are dead – and they return to dust! It’s just as Solomon wrote: Eccl 9:5 “For the living know that they will die, BUT THE DEAD KNOW NOTHING; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.”
Christians seem to forget a lot of things today about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Whereas in Jesus’ day, people recognized demon possession, but today, Christians don’t! At the first sign of abnormality, they go running of to the local ‘quack’, who gives them prescription drugs to counter the problem. For instance, epilepsy is considered a ‘brain seizure’ these days that can be treated with drugs. Since such people don’t believe Jesus, they don’t recognize it as demon-possession! How could they fail such a miniscule test of faith? Have they never read this: Luke 9:37-43 “The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 38 A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him. 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not." 41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." 42 Even while the boy was coming, the DEMON threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God.”
another example; this time of a man who couldn’t speak. It seems he had been mute all his
life. Once again, it was recognized as
demon-possession: Matt 9:32-33 “While
they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed
and could not talk
was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the DEMON was driven out, the
man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing
like this has ever been seen in
Obviously, it’s not a good idea to be listening to the mainstream churches in the hope of hearing the Truth about anything. They love to speak in terms of mysteries, which are largely psychological, thereby creating the illusion that they hold the power of life or death in the afterlife. Such power lies exclusively in the hands of the Lord Jesus and He alone decides who lives and who dies and who will be in God’s Kingdom, which we just read in John 5:21-22.
The administration of the mystery which God has kept hidden, as we read in Eph 3:9 is to be revealed for the purpose of punishing the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms and locking them away for a thousand years. This will have great benefits for the survivors of mankind. No longer will they have this evil influence hanging over them, and what is more, in that day they will see their teachers who will advise them on the right way to live. Considering the carnage, death and destruction these spirit rulers have caused (and the worst of it is only now beginning), the sooner they are locked away the better. Yet as we’ve already read, it’s not this simple. These creatures intend to attack God’s dwelling-place (Rev 12:7) and when they do they’ll be defeated, and I suspect they already know that the odds are against them! The Scriptures have already advised them of this, but then they have no regard for God’s Word and they’ll make their futile attempt anyway. They seem to believe that God will call a truce after they’re cast back to earth and start killing all of mankind. Typically, they’ve failed to understand the Scriptures! The only promise God has ever given to mankind is that He will never again destroy the earth with a flood. Since the vast majority of mankind doesn’t believe this happened in Noah’s day, why should they expect any sympathy from God? Satan’s fury will continue unobstructed. Perhaps then the earth’s inhabitants will begin to understand who the age-old enemy is.
failed to believe the account of Noah’s
Yet of all the
mountains on the earth and places where it could have come to rest, the Bible
says it came to rest on
There are many videos on YouTube about this discovery. Here are two of them:
What is generally
overlooked about the numbers of animals taken into the
The discovery of
These are the same type of idiots who think that carbon dioxide is destroying the earth. These ‘scientists’ claim that if all the sea-ice melts then sea levels will rise. A grade-school student can tell them that ice displaces its own weight in water. When it melts it will merely occupy its own displacement of water and the water will not rise at all! But who cares if the sea-ice melts? At least it will make the north-west passage navigatable as it was centuries ago when there was less sea-ice blocking sea-lanes and the North-West Passage was discovered in 1928. The melting of the sea-ice would actually be a great benefit to mankind.
For those who think that the ice caps have existed
for tens of thousands of years, try googling “Piri Reis maps”. These maps date back to the 1500’s when
THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM
A few hundred
years after the flood, Abraham was born and as he grew up he began to argue
persuasively that there had to be a Creator God, and he did this in the midst
of pagan hordes all around him. This
is while he still lived in
Well anyway, Abraham saw no merit in pagan nonsense and persuasively spoke against it, which would not necessarily make him popular with the pagan priests. But Abraham’s courageous stance for his dedication to a Creator God came under God’s notice, and then and there He chose to make Abraham a father of many nations. So the Creator God chose to call Abraham out of this pagan environment and to begin a new generation through him.
As a point of
interest, Abraham later traveled to
The LORD God
frequently met with Abraham and instructed him. The first reference to this was when He
told Abraham to pack up all his belongings and get out of Mesopotamia and move
The truth is that God has
given mankind life and they’ve all experienced it. As Solomon wrote and which we previously
quoted: “they have no further reward, and
even the memory of them is forgotten”. The servants of God will have no trouble
forgetting all memory of them just as the billions before us are all forgotten.
There is no further reward for them and they will never be seen
again. Why remember them? These were the children of the devil, and as
God has said: Mal 4:1-4 “Surely the
day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every
EVILDOER will be stubble,
and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD
Almighty. "Not a root or a
branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.
And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3
you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your
feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty.
4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses,
the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all
Since we just referred to the children of the devil in the previous paragraphs, it’s worth noting who they are. The Apostle John explains: 1John 3:10 “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.” “What is right” means to obey God! He’s the one who makes the rules, and anyone who doesn’t obey the Ten Commandments given to God’s servant Moses, doesn’t fall into this category of obedience. John also raises the point that if anyone doesn’t love his brother then he is not a child of God either. This relates to something that Jesus taught him: John 15:9-17 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.” Jesus was clearly telling them that they must be prepared to lay down their lives for each other! There is no greater love than this! Those who are prepared to do this are children of God, and if not, then they are the children of the devil. It’s important to note that in the coming holocaust the Churches of God may find themselves tested in this – and some members certainly will! It’s also worth noting that those members of the Church of God, who have lived in obedience to God’s Laws will have God’s Holy Spirit, and the Spirit will instantly report back to God of their plight. God will not test you beyond what you are able to endure! So be strong and be courageous!
the members of the Churches of God have not believed what we, the
Zion Ministry Brotherhood, have taught.
Yet they were in the best position to do so, having been previously
schooled in obedience to God. Yet there have been some
former members of the Churches of God who’ve joined us as members of this
Brotherhood. The Churches of God have
duties other than what we have been called to do. We’ve always tried to make this very
clear. The function of this
Brotherhood is to establish the House
of David, and at the appointed time, to take the
So where are Jesus words,
in the above quote, WRITTEN IN THE
PROPHETS? It’s found in the
Book of Isaiah and, amazingly, Isaiah is speaking of
As a matter of fact, the
prowess of the Sons of Jerusalem, and their exploits, is referenced elsewhere
in the Prophets. In this account, we
see support drawn from the leaders
of Judah who will be then living in the regions of a very afflicted
City – that is,
The purpose of this
ferocious battle will be to save the dwellings of
Doesn’t this bring to
mind the exploits of Samson, who was empowered with might
unknown to the human kind? Or David
and his mighty men, numbering around 40 men, some of whom took on whole
armies single-handedly and defeated them.
Or what about Abraham? He rode
out with 318 men from his own household and slaughtered the armies of four
mighty kings! So of course the Sons of
Jerusalem will be godlike in their conquests.
It can’t be any other way! The
There’ll be Saints still
alive who will see these things from afar, and they will know that the first
efforts are underway to establish the
when they see the name
Speaking of the House of David, we come to another reference to the servants of God being taken away to a specially prepared place. You’ll recall that Jesus Christ frequently referred to Himself as the Son of David. It was the House of David who gave birth to Jesus Christ, and this genealogy can be found in Matthew, chapter 1 and Luke, chapter 3. Contrary to the fiction that the Churches seem to believe, they didn’t give birth to Jesus Christ! The House of David did! It’s the House of David who is referred to as the woman – the proposed Bride of Christ! And here’s the evidence: Rev 12:13-17 “When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the WOMAN who had given birth to the male child. 14 The WOMAN was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the WOMAN and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the WOMAN by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the WOMAN and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring--THOSE WHO OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS and HOLD to the TESTIMONY OF JESUS.” We all know what the TESTIMONY OF JESUS is, well, don’t we? “The TESTIMONY OF JESUS is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY” (Rev 19:10).
The ‘WOMAN’ will be taken away to a specially prepared place in the desert – out of the serpent’s reach! This WOMAN, this Bride, specifically the House of David, will be called to duty first. This is how God does things. Remember how John the Baptist was called to duty first. You might like to read the prophecies concerning John, which were given by his priestly father Zechariah while filled with the Holy Spirit in Luke 1:67-80. If you take the time to read it, you will find that John the Baptist was to be a horn of salvation in the House of God’s servant David (V69). You will also learn the true meaning of the word ‘salvation’! It means to be rescued from the hands of your enemies! And this is what the ‘days of punishment’ are all about! Everyone should be well aware that the ‘days of reckoning’ are coming. Ephraim’s sins are so many and their hostility so great, that now they consider God’s chosen servants to be deranged maniacs. In so doing, they have set the stage for their own destruction! Don’t believe it? You will see it with your own eyes!
The WOMAN, the House of David, has offspring, which they must leave behind. These offspring, as we’ve just read, are the ones who obey God’s Commandments and hold to the Testimony of Jesus! Unless they meet this criterion, then they are not OFFSPRING, nor are they candidates for the BRIDE OF CHRIST. What is more, all others have forfeited their right to life. There will be survivors of the House of Israel, but merely a remnant of the present-day numbers. The Christian churches who have spent their lifetime in disobedience, and lying in God’s Name, should not expect to be among this remnant!
And why are the Churches of God – who obey God’s Commandments – left behind? The reason is that they have a number of duties to perform. They too, have refused to listen to God’s prophet, even considering him a maniac. They’ve been steeped in false prophecy for years now, and still refuse to recant their views. They have one thing in their favour! They’ve obeyed God’s Commandments, but now they must live out the Testimony of Jesus – which is the Spirit of Prophecy. Presently, they don’t have this Spirit, which is an additional Holy Spirit, and is referred to as “The Counselor” in John 15:15-17, 25-26. If they repent of their past madness regarding ‘prophecy’, and start believing God’s prophet and watchman, then they will receive this additional Holy Spirit – completing the double-portion of God’s Holy Spirit. Only then will they have the Spirit of Prophecy – which as we know, is the Testimony of Jesus. Until this happens, the Churches of God will continue to stumble in darkness! And the chances are, now, they’ve left their run too late. The days of reckoning are upon us!
As things presently
stand, the Saints in the Churches of God have some revision work to do
because they are not mentioned in the initial stages of the
establishment of the
The Churches of God
(who’s founder is actually named in the Bible by means of a parable in Zech 11:15-17
(which we won’t go into here since
we’ve posted many articles about it; however, the founders name was Herbert
Armstrong) and which identifies which Church congregation
carries the banner of the original Church that Jesus Christ built. By virtue of the fact that no other church
on earth obeys God’s
Commandments and keeps His
Holydays in the prescribed season, it means that no other church can
claim to belong to God. There is no
prophecy that relates to the
As was pointed out earlier, it’s the Church’s duty to make known to the rulers of the heavenly realms the manifold wisdom of God and His eternal purpose, as we previously read in Eph 3:8-11. Most Christians would baulk at going as sheep to the slaughter as Jesus did. Some would consider it foolhardy and senseless. It’s just as well Jesus didn’t think this! Otherwise where would you be today? As we learned earlier, Jesus triumphed over these demons that killed Him. At the time, these rulers of the spirit realm thought they’d had a conquest, but they soon understood – especially after Jesus preached to them after His resurrection – that they were now under a death sentence for killing God’s Son. In fact, He triumphed over them! Now we have another situation. What about all the other demons who deny any part in the plot? The only reason they had no part in it was because they weren’t there. Otherwise they would have been just as active in participating because this is their very nature! Since the Saints are to judge angels, evidence must be presented detailing the guilt of these angels/demons. Jesus Christ is not going to die again just to gather the evidence against them, and so this is the purpose of the saints. It’s no small undertaking to put to death spirit beings who rank higher than human beings, and so therefore the evidence of their guilt must be established. God is a just Judge and this is the way He does things! Naturally enough, those who will judge these things must be well-trained in the Law – God’s Law!
Human beings were made a little lower than the angels, just as they were made a little higher than the animals. Heb 2:5-11 “It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor 8 and put everything under his feet." It’s not to angels that God has subjected the world to come – BUT TO HUMAN BEINGS. It’s human beings who are to rule as sons of God – not the angels! These sons will be a part of the family of God as we’ll see in the following verses. V8 “In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 In bringing MANY SONS TO GLORY, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the SAME FAMILY. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them BROTHERS.” Male siblings in the same family are called brothers! This option has not been given to angels. As it says in 1Pet 1:12 “Even angels long to look into these things.” Jesus set the example of becoming perfect through suffering, clearly showing us that there must be suffering to test us thoroughly for admission into GOD’S FAMILY.
And no-one should be surprised if they have to suffer or be disciplined. Every son God receives is disciplined. Heb 12:4-11 “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, AND HE PUNISHES EVERYONE HE ACCEPTS AS A SON." As a point of interest, this is a quote from Pro 3:11-12. Under inspiration of God, Solomon was prophesying and addressing Christians as sons. All too often Christians forget that the Book of Proverbs is Scripture and is designed to teach us! V7 “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God DISCIPLINES US FOR OUR GOOD, that we may SHARE IN HIS HOLINESS. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
Discipline then, is a requirement for entering the Family of God as sons. If you don’t endure this discipline then you are bastards and not sons. In a strange way, discipline and suffering are a type of ‘wedding vows’ to give us legitimacy. It’s far better to suffer the discipline early and to react to the corrections in life which leads to obedience to God. Don’t think it strange when God disciplines us; He’s trying to shield us from much worse! The prophesied events that are coming are far worse than anyone could imagine. It naturally follows that no-one should be looking askance at anyone who is disciplined by God. Instead we should be helping them and supporting them as they endure their trial.
Down through the ages, people have suffered many things, not all of which was of their doing. Yet people get caught up in all sorts of atrocities during which they have no control over events. Wars and invasions claim many lives and lead to much suffering. Countless millions have been subjected to these outrageous acts. In ages past, the vanquished were enslaved as a matter of course. You may not realize it, but all these things were instigated under the auspices of Satan and his demons. It’s the mindset of these creatures to kill and destroy. It’s for this reason that they must be replaced as the present rulers of this earth, and God intends to replace them with the rule of His sons. These sons are rightly called Saints. It’s therefore incumbent upon the Saints to be well-acquainted with the conduct of the enemy, and the devices they use as their ‘art of war’ against the human kind.
Human beings have been
given subjection over all other life-forms.
We cull wild animals when they become troublesome. We kill and eat others as a part of our
lifestyle. From the very outset we
were given dominion over everything that lives – except the angels, and this,
of course, includes demons. Demons
have power to do as they please – even to human beings. And especially when these human beings belong to the devil! It’s a different matter entirely however,
when the human-being involved belongs
to God. The demons have a
well-founded fear of overstepping the mark.
Yet this is about to change.
Once Satan and his demons realize their time is up and they are facing
judgment, their retaliation is going to be against God and they will attack
the Majestic Glory (a
reference to 2Pet
1:17), the dwelling-place where God lives. As we said before, they will be defeated by
the Commander Michael, the archangel, and hurled to earth. In fury Satan will attempt to destroy everything,
and especially those who belong to God.
This will involve, not just the Churches of God, but also the entire
House of Israel – all 12 Tribes of them.
Satan has been planning this for many years, and for years he’s had
the mightiest power on earth
is the US) in his sights. He
knows he must eliminate
Yet, Satan’s long-term planning doesn’t end there! For years now, Satan has been building additional reserves of murderous insurgents south of the border, ready to flood in and create mayhem. It will become an unstoppable flood! President Bush tried to build a wall to keep them out, but that demon Obama has done nothing but obstruct the building of it. It will be a sad day when the American people are confronted by these murderous swine flooding in over the border. As we all know already, kidnapping and murdering Americans is a national sport south of the border, and this has reached such prominence only in the last few years. In view of all that has happened during these last few years, America will have very few friends to call on in time of trouble, and this will be a time of trouble never before experienced in the annals of human history.
There is a form of
madness pervading false Christianity today where they are obsessed with an
imminent ‘rapture’, where the ‘faithful’ are supposed to be taken off
to heaven while God destroys everyone else.
In believing such nonsense, these silly Christians are ignoring the
totality of Bible Prophecy which teaches us otherwise. In their obsessive stupidity, they completely
miss the point about which all Christians should be concerned, and this is
the establishment of the
The truth is that since
this Zion Ministry began exactly 14 years ago, to the very day as I write,
much Bible prophecy has been fulfilled and is rapidly proceeding. This ministry began as a prophetic
ministry and has continued ever since.
The purpose and function of it was to warn the Churches of God, the
12 Tribes of
With the increased agitation of Satan and his demons as things presently stand, nothing can be delayed much longer. Bible Prophecy must now proceed to fulfillment, which means that everything that is written must be fulfilled. The point is that Jesus established His Church to set an example for the masses in regard to conduct, and their conduct is (or should be) regulated by the eternal Laws of God.
Jesus Christ was a Jew and He taught the tenets of the Jewish religion. At one stage He issues a challenge to the Jewish leaders of that day to prove Him guilty of sin: John 8:46-47 “Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." Here was the golden opportunity for these Jewish leaders to prove Him guilty of breaking God’s Law – which they recognized as the definition of sin. They couldn’t do it! They claimed to be experts in the Law, but they couldn’t cite even a single instance of disobedience to God’s Law on Jesus’ part! On the other hand, the thousands of Jewish people, who followed Him wherever He went, believed Him to be a righteous teacher. They knew the Power of God was with Him! And this is what alarmed the Jewish leaders of the day – the Scribes and Pharisees and the Sadducees, who enjoyed great prominence over the Jewish people. They feared that their positions were threatened, and they weren’t about to lose their lucrative positions because of an ‘upstart’ whom they couldn’t control. When all their subtlety failed, they saw their only option was to kill Him – yet they publicly denied this!
interesting account in the Book of John relating to this planned murder. In this account, Jesus delayed attending
the Feast of Tabernacles, and appearing at the
Jesus knew it was too
early in His ministry for Him to be killed; His ministry had to last 3½
years, and these were early days. V6 “Therefore Jesus told them, "The right time for me has not yet come; for
you any time is right. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me
because I testify that what it does is evil.
8 You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this
Feast, because for me the right
time has not yet come." 9 Having said this, he stayed
Those who teach disobedience to God’s Law, do so in order TO GAIN HONOUR FOR THEMSELVES through a mysterious, unexplainable medium which they call ‘grace’. They are unable to prove from the Bible that ‘grace’ means the right to disobey God’s Law – which they teach! Their faith is not rooted in obedience to God, but in licentiousness. In so doing, they are just like the hypocritical Pharisees of Jesus’ day. The Pharisees taught the Law, but refused to obey all their own pathetic variations of the Law. Modern-day ‘Pharisees’, who pose as Christians, are just as hypocritical! Yet with a difference! They completely repudiate obedience to God’s Law, and the reason is because they haven’t been taught by Him! They like to believe that their mysterious concept of ‘grace’ has spared them from any sort of obedience to God’s Law. They seem to believe that they can commit adultery, lie, cheat and steal, kill, and even have other gods in place of the Divine God, and escape any penalty because of this ‘grace’. Such reasoning clearly indicates whom they were taught by – and it’s not God!
More and more we’re seeing pseudo-Christians (those who don’t really follow Jesus Christ) resorting to the same accusations against those who are obedient to God as the Pharisees leveled at Jesus. In the minds of fake Christians, anyone who worships God in obedience is demon-possessed. V20 “You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?" Here we see the last refuge of scoundrels in action. We now know who was trying to kill Him – because they eventually succeeded! It was the very ones who belonged to the devil – the very ones who do the devil’s work! From the very outset it’s been the devil who has opposed God’s Work – and even God’s Rest, which He established Himself in the Garden of Eden. He made the Seventh Day holy, and neither the devil nor any of his children have the power to make it unholy! Not now or forever into the future!
Continuing in John, chapter 7: V21 “Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished. 22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath. 23 Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath? 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a RIGHT JUDGMENT." Modern-day hypocritical Christians like to claim that its impossible to keep the Sabbath Day holy. They argue that merely turning on a light switch constitutes ‘work’ and would therefore be a violation of the Sabbath. Such people are incapable of making a RIGHT JUDGMENT. You could just imagine whose side these people would be on in the days of Jesus. They would also believe that healing on the Sabbath would be a violation – even though they hate God’s Sabbath! The Truth is that their hatred of the Sabbath is surely going to get them killed, and they will return to dust forever! The Sabbath, of course is the seventh day of the week, which we call Saturday! It begins Friday at sunset until sunset on Saturday.
Next verse: V25 “At
that point some of the people of
And so Jesus
continued to teach and continued to astound the people with His
teachings. The people clambered to
hear what God expected of them, and even more so since they were expecting
It’s almost universal today that people are driven by self-interest, and while this is the prime motivator for all human endeavour, real success comes from concern for others. And in this, all Christians will be put to the test. How willing is a Christian to give his life for another? Or how willing are they to feed the hungry or visit the sick when the need arises? Or visit the Saints when they’re imprisoned by the authorities. The time is coming when you will be tested in all these things. Towards the end of this article, you’ll learn about all the things by which you’ll be tested. If you think life is tough now, then you’ve seen nothing yet! I’m sure most Bible students have encountered some of these things, but instead they seem to believe they are going to escape them. By their own creativity with the Scriptures they’ve managed to flange together a ‘rapture’ for themselves. There is no ‘rapture’ for them. They don’t understand the Scriptures! If anyone refuses to obey God, then they’re going nowhere – least of all to paradise!
The nations of this world never sought peace; they only sought opportunity for conquest. This has been true throughout the whole of the past six thousand years. So don’t think anything is about to improve. Whole nations will rise up against other nations; kingdoms against kingdoms, rioting will break out everywhere, and violence will fill the earth. It will be just like it was in the days of Noah when the earth was filled with violence. Demon swarms will occur which will turn people into uncontrollable maniacs. So don’t underestimate the power of demons to stir up trouble. This is the nature of the beast!
The creation of the human kind was unique, in that, human beings are different from the animal kind. Human beings have the power of reason, whereas animals only function according to instinct. In other words, they do as they’re programmed to do. Animals have no concept of a Creator God, they merely live and die as circumstances dictate. Old domestic animals, as you may know, seem to know when its time to die and they simply lie down and die quietly. They seem to recognize when their life if draining away and they accept it. Old people also know that there is a time to die. When they can no longer function, they know the time of their death is near. It’s sad for those who love them, but it’s not unexpected. Everyone knows that eventually they are going to die. Every human who has ever lived has died – and this represents billions of people. As Solomon pointed out, they die and all memory of them is forgotten. Dust they are, and to dust they return.
Obviously, if a human being is going to distinguish themselves, the time to do it is during this life. It’s too late when they’re dead! Perhaps the most misunderstood verse in the whole Bible is John 3:16, which seems to say that if anyone believes in Jesus, they won’t perish but have everlasting life. People are quick to quote this verse and put their own spin on it, yet they choose to ignore the context of what Jesus said in this regard, both before and after He said it.
Jesus was actually speaking to Nicodemus, a Pharisee, and a member of the Jewish Ruling Council, when He spoke the words of John 3:16. What else do we know about Nicodemus? Well, for starters, he, along with Joseph of Arimathea, went and prepared Jesus’ body for burial (John 19:39). Both of these men were disciples of Jesus (V38). As for Joseph of Arimathea, he had enough political clout to ask Pilate to release the body – which was granted. Both these men were devout followers of the Laws God gave to His servant Moses. In speaking to Nicodemus, Jesus proceeded to give him a lesson far beyond the teachings which he already understood. He spoke about the function of God’s Holy Spirit, and He also spoke of the bronze serpent, called ‘Nehushtan’ in 2Kings 18:4. Jesus confirmed to Nicodemus, that like Nehushtan, He too must be lifted up: John 3:13-14 “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” You’ll note what we said earlier, that no-one has ever gone to heaven – except the Son of Man Jesus Christ, who did, in fact, come from heaven! This also excludes the fiction that Enoch and Elijah are in heaven! They’re not! Leaving this aside, what was the significance of mentioning the bronze snake in the desert?
Hebrew sounds like the description of an unclean snake or serpent, which
Jesus was referring to. In the days of
Moses, God commanded him to make a bronze serpent and lift it up on a pole. There was a plague of snakes in the camp
and people were dying of snake bites.
The purpose of this ‘Nehushtan’ was for people to look upon it and live. Jesus is not the
serpent! Satan is! God was teaching the Israelites that the
source of all their troubles can be laid at the feet of the Serpent, that is,
Satan the devil. Now, you would expect those who belong to the devil would
have to take certain steps in order to effect transition, and belong to God. This was the lesson which Jesus was
teaching Nicodemus. Jesus was confirming
that the real enemy is the devil, and of course, those who obey the
devil. The purpose of the Nehushtan originally was to inform the Israelites that
their enemy is a serpent. Perhaps they
had already forgotten the lesson of Adam and Eve, and it was time to remind
them. Much later, in the days of
righteous Hezekiah, king of
Jesus was explaining to Nicodemus the He was the replacement for it, and that He too, would be lifted up as an object of scorn and derision. When it happened, Satan’s agents were right there heaping scorn upon Him. Neither Joseph of Arimathea nor Nicodemus were among them. These were both preparing to honour Him in burial.
The point is, did Jesus really love the world, and everyone in it, so much that He was prepared to give His life for them? The fact is, Jesus loved this creation and wanted it to continue – but not in its present state. Satan and his demons rule this earth, and these are Jesus’ real enemies. By laying down His life, He qualified to replace them. The Apostle John even confirms that this is the reason Jesus appeared! He came to DESTROY THE DEVIL’S WORK: 1John 3:8 “He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The REASON the Son of God appeared was to DESTROY THE DEVIL'S WORK.”
And just to confirm that Jesus didn’t love the world, but only the original creation, the Apostle John confirms that if anyone loves this world, the love of the Father is not in him. John confirmed, you cannot love the world and the things of this world and still be a disciple of Jesus. The Apostle John later confirmed this in: 1John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM. 16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD lives forever.” Here we see that this same John is further qualifying what we read in John 3:16. It’s the man WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD who lives forever! It’s kinda funny, but Christians seem to have overlooked this! In their haste to assign eternal life to themselves, they overlook the stated conditions.
doesn’t believe what the Apostle John wrote is going to have a hard time of
it when the final events of the Book of Revelation get underway. John was under severe duress on the Isle of
Patmos when Jesus Christ appeared to him and gave him the contents of the
Book of Revelation. John was the last
survivor of the 12 Apostles. As a
point of interest, Jesus Christ confirmed that John would remain alive until He came to him
(John 21:22). This was fulfilled on the Isle of Patmos
around 96AD. All the other Apostles
had long since died. John outlived
them by many years. All the Apostles
knew this was to be the case, because of some final instructions Jesus gave
to them: John
21:19-25 “Jesus said
this to indicate the kind of death
which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, "Follow
me!" 20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved
was following them. (This was the one who had leaned
back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to
betray you?") 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord,
what about him?" 22 Jesus answered, "If I want
him to remain alive until I return,
what is that to you? You must follow me." 23
Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple would
not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not
die; he only said, "If I want him to remain alive until I
return, what is that to you?" 24 This is the disciple
who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his
testimony is true. 25 Jesus did many other things as well. If
every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world
would not have room for the books that would be written.” Jesus specifically indicated the manner of
Peter’s death, and possibly even the deaths of the others – since John didn’t
report in writing everything that Jesus had said. The one thing they all understood was that
John would not die
Jesus came to him. In fact, the rumor spread that John was not
to die. And as John confirms, Jesus
didn’t say this. What He
was saying was that John would continue to live until Jesus came – which
He did – while John was imprisoned on the Isle of
to the stated events of the Book of Revelation (which was given to the last
remaining Apostle), it was clearly a book for the very endtime. At its conclusion, God states that He will be living on earth. It’s the run-up to this which we’ll be
discussing. Prior to this, there are
many events that must occur. Even the
Apostle Paul spoke of the events that must occur before the end comes and what the final objective will be:
“Then the end
will come, when he hands over the KINGDOM to GOD THE FATHER after
he has destroyed all
dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until
he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed
is DEATH.” DEATH
is a particularly evil creature of the spirit world, and he’s mentioned by
name in Rev 6:7.
Both Death and Hades (the false prophet) will
be in cahoots, and both will be thrown bodily into the
Continuing in 1Cor 15: V27 “For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made SUBJECT TO HIM who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” This illustrates the folly of those who worship the Lord Jesus to the exclusion of the Father. Jesus made it very clear that we must pray to the Father! Jesus did, however, authorize His true disciples to pray in Jesus’ Name when they pray to the Father.
What we’ve just been discussing illustrates the folly of the teachings of Christianity today. They’ve skewed everything in order to indicate good outcomes for themselves. And of course, to beguile those who would follow them. Following Jesus in the manner of His death is not something they even contemplate. Any suggestion of this, in their minds, is the province of dummies, and they intend to cling to life no matter what! How unlike Jesus they really are!
The Christian churches of this world should be well-aware that terrible times are coming in the last days: 2Tim 3:1-5 “But mark this: THERE WILL BE TERRIBLE TIMES IN THE LAST DAYS. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- 5 having a FORM OF GODLINESS but denying its power. HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.” People today cling to those who have a ‘form of godliness’ – which is meaningless and worthless! We’re specifically told to HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM! It seems that no-one heeds this advice. You see these types of people – these lovers of themselves – frequenting Christian forums with the sole purpose of gaining followers for themselves through carefully orchestrated deceit. This Levite Brotherhood has nothing to do with them – they are all liars, and their fate is the penalty for all liars. If they could see what is reserved for them, then they would probably want to kill themselves right now! They’ve brought the Word of God into disrepute, and there is only one penalty for this!
Too many people think they can deceive God, as well as others, with their
form of godliness. Is a servant at liberty to decide how his
master will be served? Can he
optionally disobey his master and still expect to be
rewarded? We raise children and expect
them to be obedient because we know what is best for them. We’ve lived longer than them and know the
pitfalls of life, so we are better able to pass this knowledge on. From the very outset we teach them right
from wrong. A wise parent knows there
are rules of conduct in this world. A
child is in no position to learn these things for themselves without the
input of wise and loving parents.
Christian parents also know that they have a wise and loving Father in
heaven who, likewise, sets the rules for conduct. What is more, the Father – the Almighty God – has long
experience at dealing with human beings, and in the Scriptures He has
identified many acts which have violated His rules in the past. Some of these violations have resulted in
catastrophic disaster. As we all know,
these disasters befell His people
There is to be a fulfillment of all the examples given to us down through the ages, and all will be tested on how much they learned from these examples. Most Christians ignore these examples, clinging to the false belief that they are above it all and are in good standing with God. Those who fail to take these examples onboard only think they are standing firm. 1Cor 10:11-12 “These things happened to them as EXAMPLES and were written down as WARNINGS FOR US, on whom the FULFILLMENT OF THE AGES has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
It seems that Christianity has already given their verdict in regards to these examples, and they reject them. In their minds, these examples are not worthy of comment because they’ve decided they don’t apply to them. They overlook the fact that these examples were written down as WARNINGS – but on whom? As the Scripture says, “on whom the FULFILLMENT OF THE AGES HAS COME.”
changed, and certainly God hasn’t changed! He still intends to fulfill what He vowed
to the Patriarchs. In the fulfillment of the ages, God
will resettle His people
What is more, Paul confirms that the fulfillment of the ages will bring severe testing, but for those who return to Him, they will not be tested beyond what they are able to endure. While this doesn’t seem to be very comforting, God has given enough examples in the Old Testament to heed the warnings in advance. If anyone is going to return to God, then the place to start is with obedience. This example is given throughout the entire Bible and no-one is at liberty to decide whether they will obey Him or not! Anyone who doesn’t heed the warnings will fall – as Paul indicated, and they will never to live again! They’ll be deemed worthless for any purpose.
The stumbling-block for most people today is what God Himself established in the first seven days of creation. God created all the animals during the first week of creation, leaving mankind until last. He was created on the sixth day. On the Seventh Day, God rested from all His work, thereby setting an example for all time – but only for the human kind. The Sabbath was made for man. Animals don’t rest on the Seventh Day and neither were they intended to. All of God’s Laws are designed entirely for humanity. Jesus confirmed this when He said, “The Sabbath was made for man” (Mk 2:27). It’s obedience to the Sabbath – the Seventh Day – that is the stumbling-block for all those who aspire to be called ‘Christians’. Obedience to the observance of the Sabbath happens to be the first principle of obedience to God. God demonstrated its observance by resting on this day Himself.
Christians like to justify their disobedience by claiming the numbers
of the days of the week were lost in antiquity, but they forget that in 1446
BC, at the time of the Exodus, God reestablished the correct days of the week
by giving the Israelites a double-portion of manna on the sixth day, and none
on the Seventh day. This continued for
40 years until the day when they entered the Promised Land. For hundreds of years later, the Priesthood
administered the Tabernacle, with set sacrifices for each day of the
week. This ritual continued on even
Ten years ago the information age was just getting started. Nothing in all human history could compare with it. Suddenly, the humankind had access to all information instantly, and everything was searchable. An event that happened yesterday or last year or whenever could be instantly recalled in all its detail. This is the information age when knowledge was to be increased at the time of the end: Dan 12:4 “But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge." The time of the end was to bring a massive increase in knowledge – both technical and personal, and it was to be available all over the world. With a few clicks of the mouse, people are able to access information from all over the world. It was foretold long ago, and here we see today that the time has arrived. Knowledge and the increase of wickedness have proven to be related. Even Solomon made this observation: Eccl 1:18 “For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.”
So we clearly have an
increase in knowledge today. The
problem is that it’s not all good knowledge and actually differentiating
between good and bad is like entering a minefield – especially when the
knowledge is of the theoretical variety.
The big ticket item in theoretical knowledge today is the
deceit of Al Gore, who became very rich peddling his lies. Others developed political theory which
suggested that the wealth of the nation should be spread around. This theory gained momentum when the rich
were made the scapegoat. They seem to
forget that the rich provide for the poor by providing jobs in industry. Destroy the rich and everyone starves! The backbone of all the Capitalist system
is Wall Street. By investing in
companies listed by
“Spreading the wealth around” might make sense to these degenerates, but their work-ethic tells a different story. They wouldn’t be happy until all the wealth is equally divided, only then there would be no incentive for anyone to work – least of all these low-lifes. They want to be free to sit around smoking their crack-pipes unimpeded by any suggestion of work. Jesus established the proper work ethic with this example: John 5:17 “Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working." Both Jesus Christ and His Father work, and both of them are always at their work. Both are Creators, and creators work to produce something of value. Lazy people produce nothing and are merely parasites on society. When young, able, and fit people refuse to work there is something wrong with their brain! These days, the most frequent brain malfunction is caused by the use of narcotics. It’s become a widespread social disease in many countries of this world.
The truth is that it would be kinder to drug addicts, and the rest of the community in general, to put them to death. This would prevent a lot of grief for the rest of the community who continue to be victims of their crimes! Everyone knows that most of these druggies live off the proceeds of crime to fund their drug addiction. If you think putting them to death seems a little harsh, then be aware that when God’s Kingdom is set up here on earth, this will be their fate! What is more, those who serve the Almighty God will be happy to see it carried out. Otherwise, how would righteousness prevail if this blot on the community continued? Does anyone seriously believe these lazy degenerates should continue to live among decent people? Paul even confirmed that if anyone won’t work, then neither should he eat: 2Thess 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." In other words, lazy people should be left to starve to death. If anyone fails to produce anything, then he should have nothing. This is how successful communities operate.
To illustrate the point, the global financial meltdown was the result of community organizers who began to falsify documents to get non-working people into home-ownership. Naturally enough, they defaulted on their mortgages and eventually the housing bubble burst and a massive increase of mortgage foreclosures ensued. The honest borrowers saw the value of their properties decline, leaving them with unfunded liabilities. That is, leaving them paying a mortgage that the sale of the property wouldn’t cover. This whole debacle was caused by community organizers who sought to defraud the American people with sub-prime mortgages for lazy people who don’t work. Amazingly, the Democrats elected a community organizer as President!
We now have
lazy degenerates camping in the city streets throughout the Western World
When do you suppose everyone will be completely free to do as they please? Have we liberated every faction and every ethnic group to their complete satisfaction? And has the world become a better place? Is the ‘safety-net’ for the poor big enough yet? Or should hard-working Americans pony-up with increased taxes to fund a better lifestyle for them? No-one despises the poor who suffer genuine adversity which has put them in this position. It’s the lazy ones whom everyone despises – those who make no effort to lift themselves out of their circumstances! These are the ones who demand a better standard of living from the efforts of others. Under such circumstances, the wisdom of Paul’s statement about who should eat and who should not becomes very evident.
So what would
happen if the number of poor increased?
As it happens, there is about to emerge a tremendous increase in the
poor, and as you would expect, anarchy will reign everywhere. As we already know, most of the so-called ‘poor’ live in drug-filled ghettos and
operate as lawless gangs. Even the
best efforts of law-enforcement have been unable to contain this menace. It has now spiraled out of control, and
anarchy is everywhere. But don’t think
this is as bad as it gets. This is
merely a shadow of what is to come.
Remember the ‘Day of
Reckoning’ we frequently refer to?
Does anyone imagine that the “fulfillment of the ages” has been
cancelled? Or that God has changed His
mind? As for the examples God has given us through the Scriptures, of
particular importance to this discussion are the examples given by God’s
servant Moses regarding blessings and cursing. In Deut 28:1, God begins by describing the
The Day of Reckoning is to be the mother of all horror! The Prophet Isaiah spoke of it: Isa 10:3-4
“What will you do on the DAY OF RECKONING, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? 4
Nothing will remain but to cringe
among the captives or fall among the slain.” We find another
reference to it in the Book of Hosea (which is Ephraim’s Book): Hos 5:9 “EPHRAIM will be laid waste on the DAY OF RECKONING. AMONG
THE TRIBES OF
Some may say
what about Europe and
And herein lies the irony!
Acting as the devil’s scourge, Islam continues to advance their desire
for the destruction of
Satan takes the view that
if ‘his sons’ excel in killing each other, then they will be even
more effective when they kill ‘infidels’! Because of the numbers he possesses, Satan
can easily afford to kill millions of his own people and it would be a mere
drop in the bucket. Yet by doing this,
he battle-hardens them for the specific job he has for them. This specific job is to kill God’s people
For ten long
After years of placating Islam, Obama has decided in recent days to pose as a Christian, while openly supporting the antichrist. He couldn’t be so thick in the head that he can’t see what is happening to Christians in Muslim countries! Of course he sees it! What is more, he openly supports Islam and their satanic actions. Is there any other reason why he would always refer to the satanic Quran as the holy Quran? I have yet to hear him call the Holy Bible by this name. It’s always just ‘the Bible’ to him. As a ‘closet’ Muslim, he knows what the Quran has to say about killing Christians and Jews, and he agrees – though he wouldn’t dare to openly state this for fear of reprisals.
So what’s behind Obama’s declaration to make the Pacific the base of
Bible Prophecy specifically
states that Ephraim’s pride and joy – their CITY – will be wiped out:
Isa 28:1-6 “Woe to that
wreath, THE PRIDE OF EPHRAIM'S
DRUNKARDS, to the fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile
valley-- TO THAT CITY, the
pride of those laid low by wine!” That CITY where the feeble-minded, befuddled legislators
The Day of Reckoning will bring the destruction of Ephraim, after which their recovery will follow. Not only will their CITY of Washington be thrown forcefully to the ground, but it will be trampled underfoot: V3 “That wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, will be trampled underfoot.” This serves to indicate that law enforcement will be paralyzed! V4 “That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like a fig ripe before harvest-- as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand, he swallows it. 5 In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath FOR THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE.” It’s only a remnant who will emerge alive from all this! What Ephraim has failed to do must be remedied, and plans are already underway for this. In recent years, Ephraim has developed an old habit of turning back at the gate even though fully armed (Psa 78:9-10). They mumble something about the possibility of collateral damage, so they withdraw. If Muslim fighters are hiding behind woman and children (which they are prone to do) then Ephraim refuses to fire. This type of sanctimonious nonsense will fade into bitter memory when they find themselves in the same position and they find themselves being gunned down along with their women and children. Then they will find out that there were never any ‘Queensbury rules’ in warfare!
God is a God of justice, and through the Spirit of Justice God will empower His own select army – who will make right judgments! V6 “He will be a SPIRIT OF JUSTICE to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” The rules of engagement and the rules of battle will be entirely different in that day! No quarter will be shown to anyone! Unless they unconditionally surrender, then they’ll either be slaughtered or enslaved under whips. Justice remember? You may not agree now, but believe me, you will! In that day you will long to see justice done!
Do you know what the Israelis will say about God’s servants in the day when
they wage war against the Muslim hordes surrounding the
And incidentally, the HOUSE OF DAVID is what gave
birth to Jesus Christ – He being the Son of David. The God-like
HOUSE OF DAVID will live in
The House of Israel, and
Ephraim in particular, had every opportunity to take the fight to their
enemies and conquer them after 9/11, but the looney-left
threw obstacles in the way of sound reasoning. They believed that appeasement of the enemy
was the way to go. They fell for all
the satanic propaganda, like ‘Islam is a peaceful religion’! On what did they base this monstrous
lie? Where in all the history of Islam
were they shown to be a ‘peaceful religion’? Now we have
The Prophet Hosea wrote
about this in Hos 7:8-10 “Ephraim mixes with the
nations; Ephraim is a flat
cake not turned over. 9 Foreigners
sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His
hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice. 10
We just read of Ephraim’s
problems in: Isa 28:1-6 “Woe to that
wreath, THE PRIDE OF EPHRAIM'S
DRUNKARDS, to the fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile
valley-- TO THAT CITY, the
pride of those laid low by wine!” “Drunkards”? “Laid low by wine”? What does this mean? Wine can be the ultimate virtue when it applies
to the Blood of Jesus Christ, but even then, if used unworthily, it can
become a curse. The Passover wine,
representing Jesus’ Blood can only be consumed on the
right day – on the evening of the Passover!
It’s obvious the above verses in the Book of Isaiah are not
referring to the Passover. The elected
representatives of THAT CITY
Why then, would the
largest Christian nation on earth be drunk
with wine? Do you suppose it
might relate to what Isaiah wrote in the same chapter: Isa 28:8 “All the tables
are covered with vomit and there is not a spot
without filth.” They’re all sitting around the tables spewing
their vomit – all of which is filth in God’s eyes! We’ve just seen the President of the
back the reference to wine, wine
the fruit of the vine
and Jesus Christ is identified as the True Vine.
the TRUE VINE,
and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while
every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even
more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to
you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch
can bear fruit by itself; it must
remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you
remain in me. 5 "I am the vine; you are the branches." This makes true Christians a part of this TRUE VINE. Did you
know that Ephraim is
identified as the vineyard
true home of Christians? Isa 5:7 "The VINEYARD of the LORD Almighty
is the house of
The Jews, on the other hand, were prepared to wait until a prophet appeared; one which had the power of the Urim and the Thummin, which as we all know, was the Breastplate worn only by the Levite Priesthood. The Jews had the brains to know that a prophet would arise like Moses – from among his own brothers, the Levites. Deut 18:15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.” (See also Acts 3:22.) John the Baptist was one such man, although he died prematurely before fulfilling all that is written of him. And so did Jesus Christ! The Jews know that a ‘prophet just like Moses’ must arise before the Messiah comes. Christianity hasn’t yet grasped this! This includes the all-important Churches of God – whom Jesus refers to in Rev 22:16. There are no real Christians outside of the Commandment-keeping Churches of God. Anyone who is not of the TRUE VINE is not a true Christian! They only think they are! They’ll pay a very great price for their foolish assumptions!
The Prophets of God knew
that the Scriptures showed that Ephraim was to be the mightiest nation on
earth; one which would hold all nations to account. Even today, when Ephraim speaks the nations
tremble: Hos 13:1 “When Ephraim spoke, men
trembled; he was exalted in
Yet it’s not
human beings that we’re dealing with today.
Most people are deceived to believe we are only dealing
with human beings. There are secret
forces of evil at work who
have the supernatural power
to display all kinds of
counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders – as we’re about to find
out. 2Thess 2:3-12 “Don't let
anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion
occurs and the man of lawlessness
is revealed, the man doomed to
destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself
over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple,
himself to be God.” This is of course, speaking of the coming ‘beast’,
a powerful demon who will be personified in a
man. Demons typically rule through a
human ‘front-man’. Hitler was one example, Stalin was another,
and I suspect that Vladimir Putin is another. But there are dozens of demons in high
places and we’ve witnessed many of them throughout history. Who can forget Pol
Pot of Cambodia? V5 “Don't
you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6
And now you know what is holding
him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 For the secret power
of lawlessness is already at work; but the ONE WHO NOW HOLDS IT BACK will continue to do so till HE is taken out of the way.” The ‘HE’
spoken of here is the mightiest power on earth today. It’s Ephraim
which the Scriptures refer to in this regard, and Paul was familiar with
these Scriptures. In short,
Paul knew it was a reference to Ephraim. Today we know that the limiting factor of
the nations of the earth is the
mightiest power on earth –
What the Apostle Paul was
explaining was that “the one who now holds it back”, which we
know from Scripture is Ephraim,
must be “taken
out of the way” before the Beast is revealed! It will be no small task to take God’s
mighty Vineyard out of the
way! What is more, it is no small
undertaking for God to allow it to happen.
You’ll notice the reference to the ‘WORK OF SATAN’. To destroy the work of the devil is the precise REASON why Jesus Christ appeared on earth: 1John 3:8 “He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The REASON the Son of God appeared was to DESTROY THE DEVIL'S WORK.” You’ll notice there is no mention here of getting everyone ‘saved’ as the reason! In fact, this verse mentions those who are sinful as being of the devil. They are a part of the devil’s work, and likewise will be destroyed! Such people shouldn’t feel too lonely and isolated however, because they’ll have plenty of company. As a matter of fact, John actually mentions them in the same chapter: V4 “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.” There is nothing ambiguous about this! Contrary to popular myth among Christians today, Jesus Christ didn’t keep the Law in their stead! He obeyed God’s Law and set the example of sinlessness, which is righteousness. And so must everyone who wants to be considered righteous in God’s eyes.
Is Jesus to return prior
to coming in the heavens with all His angels and with great splendor? We’ve just read in 2Thess 2:8 that this great event
will result in capturing the Beast and throwing him into an everlasting
fire. Since this is years away, it
seems to indicate that Jesus won’t be coming back any time soon. Yet when Jesus departed on the
We know that the people
Prisoners will be freed – as we just read in V11. The question is who are these
prisoners? As we explained earlier, Judah and Ephraim will be called to the fray early and will join
ranks with the Sons of Zion
Sons of Jerusalem. V12 “Return to your
fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice
as much to you. 13 I will bend
Right on cue, the Lord Christ will appear over them: V14 “Then the LORD will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet; he will march in the storms of the south, 15 and the LORD Almighty will shield them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones. They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar.” This bowl described here is filled with blood – the Blood of the Covenant! V16 “The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.”
Leaving aside everything
that will happen in the interim, eventually the Beast and the False Prophet
will arise to seek global power. At
that time, the nation of
How will all this
unfold? Enter the King of Greece and
the revival of the Greco-Macedonian Empire.
The Beast will sweep through the Middle-Eastern Islamic nations
crushing anything that stands in his way.
The remaining Muslim nations will submit to him or die. He’ll flange together a ten-nation Empire,
and he’s credited with doing astounding damage. But he’ll baulk at attacking the Holy City
of Jerusalem, and instead will use great subtlety to beguile the inhabitants
The appearances of the Beast and the False Prophet, however, are years
away. Of primary importance at this
time is the fate of Ephraim,
and to a lesser extent,
Instead, his whole focus, at this moment in time, is to ensure that contraception is freely available to all Americans. Why is he so preoccupied with preventing birth? The reason is that this is standard fare for the rulers of the spirit world! Remember Pharoah of Egypt, when he decided to kill all male babies to prevent the Israelites from growing stronger? Prior to this, Pharaoh had instructed midwives to smother male babies as soon as they were born, but the midwives refused to do it! To these spirit rulers, preventing the Israelites from becoming stronger is their highest priority. Natural attrition through contraception is only one means, but it’s standard procedure to these lunatics. Ideally of course, the demon realm would like to kill all Israelites and they constantly work to this end! So don’t be too surprised that Obama is transfixed with making contraception freely available. He’s acting under the orders of a higher authority – his god Allah!
Why is the Great
Tribulation prophesied to be so great in these last days? Well, for starters, God allocated six
millennial days for Satan to do all his work, with a clear indication that a
1,000 year sentence awaits him at the conclusion. As these millennial days rolled on and the
end grew nearer, Satan and his demons grew more alarmed. Satan is aware, through the Scriptures and
from what Jesus said, that ‘salvation
is of the Jews’ or more correctly, will come through the Jews, and so he’s spent
the past few centuries trying to kill them all. He thought he was ‘on a roll’ in the 2nd World War, but instead they
emerged to become a powerful, though small nation with
And so the hatred of Jews
became entrenched! One might have
expected this hatred from Satan’s brood, but Satan has found allies right in
the heart of
And who’s to blame for the corruption of the Christian religion
today? Surely it’s the leaders who
have set a certain agenda to propagate their own subversive beliefs. This was amply demonstrated in
There is an unseen hand that redresses evil, and whatever measure we use against others is the same measure that is used against us. For this reason, it’s most important that we judge according to God’s standards. Matt 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” “Do not judge” means don’t bring accusations against others – especially if your own house is not in order! There are people in this world who like to criticize others because it makes them feel superior. The measure which should be used is the measure of God’s Word. Anyone who doesn’t speak according to this measure has no light of dawn: Isa 8:20-22 “To the LAW and to the TESTIMONY! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. 21 Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. 22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.” So there you have it in plain language – along with the prescribed penalty for these actions. Since they didn’t want to obey the LAW and hold to the TESTIMONY OF JESUS, they will get what their actions deserve!
The acrimony that exists between the differing Christian churches is appalling! As the old saying goes, it’s merely the pot calling the kettle black – yet they’re all living in darkness and have no light at all! It really is a case of the blind leading the blind! Even a blind man still has the ability to reason, yet these people have abandoned all reason as well. The Creator God is the super-intelligence of the universe, so does anyone imagine that He would be fooled by the self-righteous, sanctimonious nonsense that spews out of the mouths of these fake Christians? He has no interest whatsoever in them! He’s only interested in those who obey Him – as His son Jesus did! Like Jesus, the true Saints do obey God in everything! They are led by God’s Holy Spirit to be obedient even in the face of opposing forces.
Does Christianity today feel any obligation towards God to repent of their sins? Even more to the point; do they actually know what sin is? Does 1John 3:4 ring any bells? This is what it says: 1John 3:4 “Everyone who sins BREAKS THE LAW; in fact, SIN IS LAWLESSNESS.” It’s God’s Law that is being referenced here – not man’s law! Our first duty is to obey God rather than man. Anyone who sins is guilty of lawlessness! For anyone who goes on sinning against God, there remains no further sacrifice for them. Heb 6:4-5 “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.” This is, of course, speaking of those who once had God’s Holy Spirit and then fell away. This is not referring to those of the worldly churches, who have never had God’s Holy Spirit. God gives His Spirit only to those who obey Him (Acts 5:32). So it doesn’t matter how ‘spiritual’ some people may sound – and some people are masters of this type of fakery – if they don’t obey God and His Laws then they don’t have God’s Holy Spirit. You’ll follow them at your peril!
These are the ones who sneak around beguiling others with their pathetic nonsense about ‘grace’ – (whatever this is supposed to mean in their muddled minds) – in a vain attempt to convince people that God has reserved a berth for them in heaven. No part of their pathetic doctrine teaches repentance from sin; rather they stress that you only come as you are, and God will accept you. If you utter the magic words of “accepting Jesus Christ as you personal Savior”, then you’re a shoo-in. As for the rest of the Word of God, the Scriptures, they insist you can ignore it all. The Saints know different!
The Apostle Peter stressed the importance of real repentance when he said this: Acts 2:37-39 “When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call."
John the Baptist
preached repentance: Mat 3:1-2
If the Western Christian
nations don’t know now who the enemy is, and where the forces of evil are now
amassing, and who these Muslim hordes hate with a vengeance, then
they must be brain-dead! These evil
creatures don’t speak of peace and cooperation; they only speak of war
against the West and the total destruction of them. They are now speaking of a world Caliphate
– a Muslim ruler of the whole earth.
If any Christian doesn’t believe these creatures to be evil
personified, then they are the most ignorant of all people! This Levite Brotherhood has been warning of
this uprising for 14 years now, and in the beginning we were laughed to
scorn, even by those who purported to be Christians. These churches had already developed their
own ‘prophecies’, which focused on
the Pope and the Catholic Church, who they claimed were to be the endtime harbingers of evil. To facilitate their madness,
The end is coming soon, and while Christians generally have no idea what this entails, they will be caught up in it. We’re all hearing about the ‘Arab spring’ these days; well expect to see it in a place near you very soon. Believe me, there will be no place of escape and what you are about to witness has never occurred in the annals of human history! It will go on for years, and in fact, if God were not to intervene, there would be no flesh left alive. What we’re speaking about here are the preparatory events which will usher in the Beast, along with the desolation he will cause on the earth – just as Daniel prophesied. His plan is for total destruction and the extinction of all life. Jesus told us about these things well in advance, yet Christians, generally, have ignored the message He brought. Little wonder they will know nothing until they’re swept away in it all (Matt 24:39). They’ll be just as vulnerable as the people were in the days of Noah. The farcical nonsense taught in the churches today clearly shows that the congregations are ill-prepared for what is to come. They seem to believe that by engaging in all this airy-fairy nonsense, they are putting God on notice to accept them because of their staged sanctimony. They imagine that a just God would not fault them after observing their Academy-Award winning performance of disingenuousness. These pulpit performers seem to believe that if they can fool the congregation, then they can fool God. Whether they like to believe it or not, God never knew them! The only people God knows are those who have His Holy Spirit and obey Him! All others have nothing in common with God!
The enemy we’re speaking about are not known for human compassion. While pseudo-Christians might be outraged by a ‘boys will be boys’ act by two or three marines urinating on the corpses of the enemy (which was recently in the news), they seem to have forgotten the atrocities the enemy has committed in these last few years. They’ve maimed and mutilated tens of thousands of innocent, living people with suicide bombs, guns and knives, and these events are always downplayed as the work of a few isolated Muslim ‘misfits’ and, as the reasoning goes, it shouldn’t reflect on Islam in general. This mysterious phantom is always referred to as ‘al Qaeda’ or someone who ‘has links with them’. This type of sanctimonious and farcical defence of Islam is starting to wear a little thin with those who still have a brain to think with.
Virtually daily now, we
hear the Muslim hordes promoting jihad,
which means ‘war against the infidels’!
It has no other meaning despite protestations by the lunatic fringe
who insists it means ‘personal struggle’. After 9/11, President Bush used the term ‘Crusade’
in describing the retaliation of this outrage against
Go ahead and try to point
to any single war waged by the ancient Israelites under instructions from
God, where the objective was to spare the lives of the enemy, and ‘to win their hearts and minds’! In fact, in some cases they were required
to kill every man, woman and child – and even all the animals! There is a celebrated case where they
followed God’s instructions in waging war against the Amalekites,
but with two exceptions. They spared
the lives of the best of the sheep and cattle (against God’s instructions),
and they also preserved the life of the king, whose name was King Agag. The Prophet
Samuel was furious when God told him what had been done. The Levite Prophet Samuel immediately dismissed Saul as king of
It’s worth mentioning Samuel’s stated reason for hacking Agag to death. The Amalekites had a nasty habit of slashing pregnant women open and tearing out the foetus. 1Sam 15:33 But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women." And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal.” You see, Samuel believed in justice – just as God does! Anyone who had witnessed the atrocities committed by the King Agag and the Amalekites, wouldn’t be squeamish about administering justice – believe me! And certainly not a man of God!
digress for a moment, concerning the ripping
open of pregnant women, it happens to be practice unique in history
by those who surround the
As the reader will understand, the Tribes of Israel were, at that time, a holy nation and they had to answer to God. God was trying to instill in them that the nations who belonged to the devil were not holy and had no rights to life. This is the reality! God gives life and He can take it away – and this is something we all learn when the time comes to die.
The whole contrived purpose of Christianity today is not to serve God, but to serve themselves. Their purpose is to advance their own agenda, and to convince others to follow them. It’s all about gaining control over the available market of conscripts. And it’s about power over others. Those who are ambitious for their own glory should try to understand a few things in a practical manner.
built His Church, which established Christianity, and the Church began with
the Jewish people. The first converts
were all Jewish, and they all obeyed God’s Law! Jesus Christ made it clear that He had come only to the ‘lost
song called “
So when Jesus
Christ proclaimed that He had come only to the ‘lost sheep of
Christians today have their own ‘inquisition’ going on. They persecute anyone who doesn’t agree with them! Yet, inexplicably, they don’t have to even disagree with them! If they belong to a different sect, then they are automatically the enemy. None of these worldly churches obey God or keep His Commandments, yet they are always advancing their reasons for why they believe they have favor with God! Well, soon, they’ll have every reason to believe they have no favor with God whatsoever! God has no interest in the lawless – and He never has!
Then we have
modern-day Christians who don’t even know the difference between the ‘lost’ Tribes of Israel and the
Jews. There were 12 Tribes of
There are hard times ahead; in fact they are so bad they will drive you to the point of insanity. Listening to cringing cowards won’t advance anyone’s cause. Since the Day of Reckoning is coming for the House of Israel, Christianity is going to be caught right up in it. When the killing starts and Christians suddenly realize there is no hope for their mysterious ‘rapture’, their worthless faith will be tested to the extreme. In the midst of all this, they’re going to see real Christians dying for their faith and going as sheep to the slaughter. These are the Saints who would rather die than disobey God. On the other hand, cowardly fake Christians will do anything to save their lives, and this will entail betraying others out of both fear and hatred – and this qualifies the term ‘cowardly’. They’d rather see others die rather than to lay down their own lives for them! And we all know what Jesus said about this in John 15:13-14. Cowardly weaklings should never be trusted! These are the most un-Christ-like of all people!
After the Day of Reckoning, God plans to ramp up the ante. This was first spoken about by Daniel and confirmed by Jesus Christ. It involves a craven evil creature who has no equal other than Satan himself. In fact, Satan will relinquish his power and his throne and great authority to this mad creature (Rev 13:2), and he is the prophesied Beast! Satan is not known for conceding power to anyone, least of all, his throne. This Beast is the most powerful being in the spirit realm, with a reputation that dwarfs all other demons! He may well be the worst creature that has ever lived. It’s stated that there are none like the Beast. Rev 13:1-4 “And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his 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 astonished and followed the beast. 4 Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "WHO IS LIKE THE BEAST? Who can make war against him?"
When people worship idols, they’re really worshipping the devil. Well, here’s a real, live, active idol – a monster who has no equal! Not even Satan, who relinquishes power to him! Once Satan begins to falter, he calls out the big guns. And there is none bigger than this powerful demon. In the interim years before the appearance of the Beast, Satan’s miserable allies, the Muslims, will do astonishing damage to the House of Israel, but with the establishment of the Kingdom by force, the Muslim hordes are going to be whipped and beaten and facing extinction. Satan’s miserable plan will begin to falter at this point, and his only option will be to call out the most subtle, and the most evil, of all his commanders, and so the prophesied beast will arise. An image of himself will be set up, and all the inhabitants of the earth will be forced to worship it or die. The vast majority of the whole world will become worshippers and will willingly take the “mark of the beast” as an outward sign of their obeisance. Rev 13:16-17 “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” This number will be engraved on either their right hand or their forehead.
There’s an interesting aside to this. The Nazi salute required people to hold up their right hand in obeisance to their leader. In the days of the beast, people will be required to raise their right hand to show the number 666 on their right palm. The more dedicated worshippers of the beast will have it emblazoned on their foreheads for all to see at all times. Fake Christians will willingly accept the “mark of the beast” in order to save their lives – especially when they see what happens to those who refuse it. At first it will be done with subtlety. Anyone who wants to work and trade will be obligated to accept the ‘mark’. Then the noose will tighten, and those who refuse will be put to death. The fake Christians will reason that God will forgive them for accepting the ‘mark’ to save their lives. After all, they’ll reason, doesn’t God want to ‘save’ everyone? THE SAINTS will be the stand-outs in all this! They’ll go to their deaths rather than to accept the ‘mark’! We read about THE SAINTS in the following verses: Rev 14:9-12 “A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name." 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of THE SAINTS who OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS and REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS.” We all know who THE SAINTS are, don’t we? You know, the ones who OBEY GOD’S COMMANDMENTS! And let’s not forget, these are also the ones who REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS! Right here we see a clear difference between THE SAINTS and the fake Christians!
For the record, THE SAINTS are those who have God’s Holy Spirit! Fake Christians don’t – even though they’ve deluded themselves to believe they have! God gives His Holy Spirit only to those who obey Him: Acts 5:32 “We are witnesses of these things, and so is the HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO OBEY HIM."
Why Christians believe that they have any favor with God when they refuse to obey Him, and specifically refuse to obey His Commandments, is beyond belief. They should know they’ve positioned themselves for extreme punishment! When they drink of God’s wrath, at least they should understand why! The penalty is to be burned alive. The angels are going to do this in God’s presence – which we just read!
You might believe you can always pull off a deathbed repentance and God will be obligated to show mercy for your sins, but it doesn’t work that way. Deathbed absolution was always a good money-spinner for the Catholic Church as well as other Christian denominations, but there is no Scriptural foundation for it – including the account of the ‘thief on the cross’. The thief is still dead and awaiting the resurrection by the special dispensation of the Lord Christ Himself. Without going into it all, the Saints – the special disciples of Jesus Christ who have His Spirit – are also authorized to forgive sins and appoint a suitable person to a future resurrection, just as Jesus did to the thief on the cross. This verse touches on this: John 20:21-22 “Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven." We don’t want to get all the fake Christians going on this, because they’ll be running around forgiving everyone for their sins, even though, they themselves are riddled with sin! It’s only applicable to THE SAINTS who have received the Spirit of Christ, and if you take the time to read John 14:12-27, you will find that the Spirit of Christ is called the Counselor, and it combines to create a double-portion of God’s Holy Spirit.
As you just read in John 14:12 (I hope), you will find that Jesus gave His closest disciples, the Apostles, the power to do greater things than what He did. One of these things is the power to forgive sins – howbeit, very judiciously. Jesus frequently forgave sins, and was constantly accused over it. This is one account: Luke 5:20-26 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23 Which is easier: to say, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Get up and walk'? 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. . . ." He said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." 25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today." As we just read before, Jesus gave His closest disciples the power to forgive sins with the surety that these sins will be forgiven by God. On the other hand, if they refuse to forgive a sin, then that sin will never be forgiven by God.
people on this earth who like to cast God’s pearls before swine, with the
consequence that God’s Name and reputation are brought into disrepute. We see this all the time where Christians
like to engage in religious forums as teachers. In doing so, they are seeking to build reputations
for themselves. In the Book of James
we read this: James 3:1-2 “Not many of you should presume to be
teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach
will be judged more strictly.
2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what
he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.” Most assuredly, those who don’t
have the Holy Spirit of God should not be teaching anyone, and
neither should anyone be listening to them. James was, of course, speaking to the
People who set themselves up as teachers when they are ignorant themselves are in fact driving hatred towards God: James 4:4-6 “You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is HATRED TOWARD GOD? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an ENEMY OF GOD. 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Does the Spirit of God cause us to envy those in the world? It’s better to be hated ourselves than to bring hatred towards God. It’s God’s Name and reputation that must be defended at all costs. Those who inspire venom and hatred towards God have become an enemy of God. True Saints should have nothing to do with them!
It’s little wonder that so many sects refute the teachings of James. These are primarily the ones who hate God’s Law, and the unmistakable inference in the Book of James is, that God is the ONE LAWGIVER! These lawless creatures refute this by claiming that God has abolished the Law, and is therefore, no longer the ONE LAWGIVER! James 4:12 “There is only ONE LAWGIVER AND JUDGE, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor?” It’s not hard to figure out who He’s going to destroy! It’s the lawless who refuse to listen and obey His Laws! This is the theme of the entire Bible – that obedience to our Creator God is mandatory. Those who don’t obey the ONE LAWGIVER will be judged by the Great JUDGE Himself.
So should true Christians
be getting all chummy with lawless unbelievers? It seems that most professing Christians
believe they should. Lawless
unbelievers are notorious
for their lying deceit because they live in a dark world. And that dark world is the realm of Satan –
or Belial – as the writer calls him in these verses: 2Cor 6:14-16 “Do not
be yoked together with
unbelievers. For what do righteousness
and wickedness have in
common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15
What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?
[Satan] What does a believer have in common with
an unbeliever? 16
What agreement is there between the
Have you noticed the macabre reasoning of those who refuse to obey the ONE LAWGIVER – God Himself? Their reasoning is that if you obey God, then you are not exercising faith in Jesus, who, they claim, abolished all God’s Laws. According to these crazed people, you are now at liberty to worship idols, lie, cheat, steal and kill anyone at will. Even more irrational, they contend that the mere act of keeping any one of God’s Laws enforces the need to keep them all. So they insist you mustn’t keep any of them! None! You must be totally lawless and refuse to acknowledge the ONE LAWGIVER! The ultimate delusion is that God will be so pleased.
So God has devised a plan to distinguish between the sons of light and the sons of darkness. The test will be whether they will obey God or disobey Him in order to save their lives. God knows in advance that the lawless will not obey Him because they conditioned themselves to disobedience long ago. Anyone who fails to display the obedience of Jesus Christ are not worthy of Him. And neither is anyone who seeks to save his life worthy of Him. If anyone is unwilling to die for God in martyrdom, then they are not even equal to the sons of Belial, who are willing to die for their god. Satan’s Muslim brood happily strap on explosives to slaughter Christians and Jews, believing they will be rewarded by their god Allah for doing so. The salacious reward offered is 72 virgins, which really appeals to Muslim men. However, it’s unclear what reward is offered for female Muslim killers! It doesn’t matter either way! There are no rewards – period! This type of disgusting behaviour doesn’t occur in heaven – but only in Satan’s mind and the minds of his brood!
Some may believe that by accepting the ‘mark of the beast’ that God will be obligated to forgive them. As we’ve already seen, anyone who accepts this ‘mark’ will never be forgiven! They will be condemned to death. You will notice that the Saints must endure to the end. The Saints will know there is no road back for them if they violate God’s instruction and accept the ‘mark’. They know they must follow Jesus and submit to death. In so doing, they will “remain faithful to Jesus”. If you don’t remain faithful to Jesus and you are not prepared to give your life for him, then there is little chance that you’ll lay down your life for another! Remember what Jesus said in John 15:9-14? Here’s the question: Will you do as He commanded? The Truth is that unless you have God’s Holy Spirit, you will take the cowardly way out! In a bizarre twist to this, the Churches of God used to advise their congregation to flee! Jesus Christ had the opportunity to flee when He was arrested, but He didn’t do it. So now the Churches of God will be required to reconsider their position on this, and the test is coming! The DAY OF RECKONING for them is rapidly approaching for the Churches of God, as well as the House of Israel! Christians should not flee but stand their ground!
Just to add something to this concerning the time of Jesus’ arrest and death. Jesus didn’t have to go through it. At any time, He could have changed His mind and continued to live. This is what He said: Matt 26:53-54 “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?" If Jesus had backed out at the last moment, then all life would have been erased on earth. God would have had no further interest in saving Planet Earth. Yet because Jesus was faithful in laying-down His life, and with the clear knowledge that those who have His Spirit would do likewise, He proceeded to fulfill all that is written in the Scriptures. We have now come to the time that could be described as the great harvest. You should be glad it happened this way, otherwise you would never have been born.
Those who don’t keep the Commandments of God and remain faithful to Jesus, will surely die and they will never live again. They’ve had their one shot at life and failed miserably. Those who do keep the Commandments of God and remain faithful to Jesus will have a hard time of it, and their patience will be tested, yet as Saints, they have an ironclad promise of the resurrection if they endure to the end and accept their fate. The Saints really are a class above all others, and God knows each and everyone of them personally. This is not so of the fake Christians, whom Jesus confirmed He never knew! He went on to conclude they were ‘evildoers’! These people thought they could teach their fake doctrine of disobedience to God and get away with it.
The temptation is to believe that down through the ages many atrocities were committed, yet God chose not to act. Christians regularly tout this as offensive and cruel disregard on God’s part. Yet why should God get involved in every offence that is committed against those who have never served Him? More to the point, did God intervene to save Jesus Christ from death? No! Jesus undertook this horrific death to show His faithfulness to God, and in so doing, earned the right to welcome many brothers into the Family of God. Jesus Christ willingly underwent this torment and death in order that others might live together with Him in God’s Kingdom. He literally laid down His life for the Saints. The Saints know this, and following Jesus example, they too, are willing to lay down their lives for Him. Anyone who is not willing to do this is certainly not worthy of Him!
The Churches of God will have to consider these things very carefully! Up until now they’ve had visions only of saving their lives. Those who repented of their sins and received God’s Holy Spirit have a real duty to perform, and if they fail, they will face a judgment following their resurrection as Saints – and with mixed results – as the Prophet Daniel points out. Dan 12:1-4 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time YOUR PEOPLE--everyone whose name is found WRITTEN IN THE BOOK--will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, OTHERS TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT. 3 Those who are WISE will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge." Those whose names are WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE are those who have God’s Holy Spirit – that is, the SAINTS! Some of these SAINTS will fail when it comes to the ultimate obedience of laying down their lives. They will not be raised to EVERLASTING LIFE, but to EVERYLASTING SHAME AND CONTEMPT! These Saints should take notice that we are now living in the TIME OF THE END. So now is when they need to seriously consider their positions and prepare themselves!
As for Daniel’s comment about “a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then”, that is, “until the time of the end”, you get a good idea of how severe it will be. Expect to see cruelty on a scale that has never been seen before. What can be seen through the annals of human history will be dwarfed by upcoming events, and God has made no secret about this! Don’t listen to anyone who tells you differently!
Down through the ages, people died in merciless slaughter; even Christians died in their millions, and so did the Jews. Were all of these inferior to Christians today? Were they all rated as worthless in God’s eyes? Perhaps, even a class or two below Christians today? The shocking truth is that those who don’t obey God’s Commandments and remain faithful to Jesus are worthless for any purpose! They’ve chosen their own purpose and it’s not God’s purpose. Their ‘coward’s castle’ defense is that ‘Jesus did it all for them’! Presumably, Jesus remained faithful to Himself for them as well! In order to be consistent in their beliefs, this must mean that they don’t have to “REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS” either!
To God, the nations are a mere drop in the bucket! They are worthless and less than nothing: Isa 40:17 “Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.” If they’re worthless to God, then why would He take any interest in them? They plot their own destiny and they suffer the consequences for bad decisions. Those who don’t serve and obey God don’t even belong to Him. So God is not under any obligation to intervene for anyone regardless of the circumstances. Many of the Prophets of old – including David, Jacob, Abraham, Jeremiah and others - lived very hard lives which were fraught with peril. Eventually they all died and now await the resurrection of the dead. The nations of this world will never see a resurrection; instead they will die and become dust! They are worthless and less than nothing!
In the Book of Hebrews, we see a whole list of Godly men who died, and who have not yet received the things promised. This list speaks of the exploits of men of God, and includes Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham. This chapter continues on by saying this: Heb 11:13-15 “All these people were still living by faith when they DIED. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” This is the New Jerusalem where God will live forever. All of these men are dead and awaiting the resurrection. This also includes Enoch, whom some believe never died. The fact is, Enoch died as the rest of them did, and was buried by God. It was the destiny of all men down through the ages to die once, just as the same Book of Hebrews states: Heb 9:27-28 “Just as man is DESTINED to DIE ONCE, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, BUT TO BRING SALVATION TO THOSE WHO ARE WAITING FOR HIM.” Jesus Christ is going to bring salvation with Him? What about all those who think they are already ‘saved’? Well this verse shows they’re delusional. In reality, the Lord Jesus is coming back to rescue them! They’ll be rescued from the hands of their enemies.
The Apostle Paul explains these things, and states that even the Saints will undergo a form of death. Their old bodies will be replaced with heavenly bodies when they meet their Savior in the air: 1Cor 15:51-54 “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We 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. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." And didn’t Jesus appear to the demons in prison to advise them that their fate was sealed by his victory over death? This shows us that the victory of Jesus Christ, along with the victory of the Saints, will result in the replacement of the rulers of the spirit world.
Just to add another dimension to this, when the Saints are resurrected or transformed in the ‘twinkling of an eye’, there will be a ranking process. Naturally enough, Jesus Christ will be the Head of the body, but the rest of the body will be ranked according to God’s own determination. Paul touches on this in 1Cor 15:37-38. Further explanation is found in Rom 9:21 “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” God determines what we will be, both now and in the resurrection! So that’s enough explanation about this! Wild-eyed egotists have a penchant for deciding what they, and everyone else, will be – and they use every device known to man to elevate themselves with their pathetic doctrine. The future doesn’t bode well for such people!
There’s a perception today where people seem to believe that they are doing God a favour in worshipping Him. In truth, they would be doing themselves a favour in worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth. This is what the Saints do, while at the same time, believing that God is able to reward those who diligently seek Him! Diligently seeking Him entails believing what He says and acting on it! Christians seem to have a penchant for deciding what they’ll believe and discarding anything they don’t like. Well, they’re going to find plenty to dislike in the days ahead. With their own little world shattered, it will be a battle for survival, and if they haven’t been equipped for it, they won’t survive. What is more, they won’t be resurrected either! God has no interest in them either alive or dead. All those who teach lies in God’s Name will be held doubly accountable and they won’t escape. And neither will they be rescued! Their fate is sealed with Jesus’ words in Matt 15:9 “THEY WORSHIP ME IN VAIN; their teachings are but rules taught by men."
Generally, Christianity believes that if you ‘give your heart to the Lord’ you have a first-class ticket to ‘heaven’. The only trouble with this is that it’s not true! These are rules devised by men! We have people today who speak of the first and second resurrections, yet at the same time believe they go straight to ‘heaven’ when they die. Who do they suppose is going to be resurrected? All the evil ones who never served God? Why would God resurrect them?
We also find another
instance of a resurrection in the Scriptures.
This was a resurrection of the Saints who lived and died in
We human beings live in a physical world, but there are millions of other beings who live in the spirit world. They literally rule over the affairs of men and control far more than one could imagine. As we discussed earlier, these evil creatures are thought by many to be ‘extraterrestrials’ from other worlds. The fact is that they are not from ‘other worlds’; rather they live here, and control the lives of many people. They are not known for their benevolence, but for their bloodthirsty cruelty. Have you ever seen a Komodo dragon feeding? There is no quick kill to the neck; instead they eat their victim alive. This is why God has likened Satan and his demons to dragons, snakes and vipers. Any qualities of human compassion and mercy are totally absent in these evil creatures. Yet they have a subtlety about them that deceives many people! The constant reference to these slimy creatures and the reptilian world is because they once ruled over a reptilian world. This was the age of the dinosaurs which existed prior to the re-creation of the earth in the days of Adam and Eve along with the creation of a whole new range of species.
The face of the earth is to be renewed to what it was when it was new, and when the angels sang together for joy. We have written extensively on what the face of the earth was like when it was new! This is what DAVID wrote about the renewal of the face of the earth: Psa 104:29-35 “When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. 30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and YOU RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH. 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works-- 32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD. 35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more.” It’s important to note that DAVID wrote this! So why is this so important? The reason is that David left us a symbolic legacy about what the world once was and what it became. This symbol is the Star of David! It’s not a six-pointed star, but two pyramid shapes or triangles interwoven.
all the landmass around the arctic in the north were migrated southward and
then brought together so that west meets east, and then all the western and
eastern landmasses were migrated back towards Jerusalem, what you would see
is a single landmass in the shape of a triangle or pyramid. This migration of the continents would
displace the Atlantic and
Further evidence of this is found when God speaks to His servant Job about the foundation or landmass of the earth: Job 38:6-7 “Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its CORNERSTONE-- 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” The reference to the angels shouting for joy clearly shows that God is speaking about the original creation of the landmass, which has a specific form that required a measuring-line to ensure a perfect shape with straight sides or boundaries.
Isaiah also speaks of this PRECIOUS
CORNERSTONE: Isa 28:16-17 “So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE for a sure foundation; the one who
trusts will never be dismayed. 17 I will make justice the measuring
line and righteousness
the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.” Who
is this passage of Scripture directed at? Lo and behold! This is the very chapter which speaks of Ephraim’s demise and the destruction of their city of
What we’ve just shown is that the Antarctic was once the landmass that represented the chief cornerstone on the pyramid-shaped landmass of the earth. Today we’re viewing the face of the earth upside down. The uppermost block of this pyramid shape represents the Throne of God, where Jesus Christ sits enthroned with His Father. It was this throne which Satan tried to take possession of – displacing God Himself. The Prophet Isaiah recorded this act in Isa 14:12-14 “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!” As a point of interest, this morning star which brings the dawn – that is, the sun, is to be replaced with the new Sun of Righteousness (Mal 4:2). Peter also speaks of this in 2Pet 1:19-21 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the DAY DAWNS and the MORNING STAR rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” We all know that the morning star is our sun which brings the dawn everyday. The day will soon come when the new Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in its wings (Mal 4:2). We’re awaiting this new dawn.
Back now to Isaiah, V13 “You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the UTMOST HEIGHTS OF THE SACRED MOUNTAIN. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." This sacred mountain was the pyramid-shaped landmass, and so the ‘light-bringer’ Satan decided to ascend it and take possession of God’s Throne. Instead he was cast down to earth. We won’t go into it all here, but the Being who cast him to earth was the One who became Jesus Christ. This act demonstrated to God the absolute faithfulness of the Logos. Then and there, the Almighty God appointed the Logos as the destroyer of all the devil’s work, which would happen at the appointed time. Only then would the Almighty God ensure that rebellion would never arise again. The Prophet Ezekiel adds something to the facts of this rebellion: Eze 28:14-17 “You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings [rulers].” From this we see that this being was actually anointed as a guardian cherub to protect God’s interests. Instead he rebelled against his Creator God and sought to dethrone Him. For this reason, the Family of God is to be thoroughly tested in life – as Jesus was – to prove their obedience to their Creator God. Only then will rebellion never arise again! Its little wonder that “even angels long to look into these things” (1Peter 1:12 last part), but this privilege has not been given to the angels. One rotten apple (Satan) spoilt it for them all!
Following His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ is now the New Light-bringer – the Sun of Righteousness. Together with His disciples, that is, all those who have His Spirit, they will become the Family of God forever. And the Family of God will rule the universe forever.
things raise the question of
The whole story of the Admiral’s experience was recorded in his diary and was finally published in 1959, two years after his death in 1957. The substance of the report he gave on his return to the President and the Pentagon is that he met with a being that referred to himself as ‘The Master”. Admiral Byrd had piloted one of a squadron of planes from one of the carriers. He had two navigators with him. The planes explored different parts of the Antarctic continent. The other planes all arrived back on time, but Admiral Byrd’s plane was three hours late and was feared missing. At the very least, his fuel supply would have run out, but then suddenly the plane appeared and landed.
There’s reenacted documentary footage which can be viewed here, and which explains everything that was purported to have happened. It’s not actual footage but a reenactment of the circumstances spoken of in Admiral Byrd’s diary.
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Regardless of what you think of these events,
just bear in mind that Admiral Byrd was a very creditable witness, and he had
two other witnesses with him on this flight, who confirmed these things. While all this was happening, they were
actually reporting everything by radio to their base – which drew gasps of
astonishment. The being whom the Admiral met called himself
‘The Master’, so this story
indicates that Satan has a base in
Incidentally, after Admiral Byrd’s return to the aircraft carrier, a war broke out against the ships and planes under his command, and this is what the above footage is about. Some 4,000 personnel witnessed the attack by UFO’s. There were dozens of casualties. The whole expedition was immediately abandoned after only two months of the planned six month event. Equipment and ammunition was abandoned in their haste to leave.
If you watched the above YouTube clips, you will notice that this ‘Master’ as he describes himself to Admiral Byrd, claims to be a benevolent visitor from outer space, and one who espouses peace and goodwill to all men. Yet no sooner does Admiral Byrd arrive back on the aircraft carrier, this ‘Master’ launches an unprovoked attack on them resulting in dozens of casualties and severe damage to the fleet, which resulted in them running away like scared rabbits.
Satan and his rulers are determined to delude people into believing they’re aliens from outer space and that they’re merely visiting here. This has spawned a whole new range of human theories. For years now the ‘theory of evolution’ has been promoted by brainless dopes without a shred of evidence. They fall apart in the face of the evidence for ‘Intelligent Design’. Though the results of life are evident everywhere, evolutionists cannot explain what life is, neither how it could have come about by chance. Then they had a windfall – or what they thought was one! It was ‘aliens’! Visitors from other worlds had brought life here, they claimed. So the prickly problem of explaining life was no longer their problem. All they had to do was to convince everyone to believe the ‘aliens’. It’s now official in ‘scientific’ academia: we were planted here by ‘alien visitors’ in order to populate the world. The very act of believing this nonsense is deeply offensive to the Creator God! It’s a masterstroke of deception, because now they don’t have to show evidence for the theory of evolution, they only have to claim life came from other worlds – transported by ‘aliens’.
Therefore, according to their theory, everyone should be on their best behaviour when dealing with these aliens because they’re our ‘benefactors’. The reality is they’re demons! What is more, they hope to kill us all! Typical of all ‘theoretical scientists’ they want to convince us otherwise. The devil and all his minions like to appear as ‘angels of light’: 2Cor 11:13-15 “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” One way or another, Satan has managed to deceive the whole world. Anyone who listens to lies often enough tend to begin to believe them. This is how propaganda works, and between governments and gullible, stupid, fake scientists we’re being bombarded with it!
In reality, what is happening is that Satan and his demons are making
their presence known by increased UFO activity. He hopes to continue to create the illusion
that they’re visitors from outer space.
So far so good! He’s managing
to delude most of the world. A part of
the scam is to encourage everyone to believe they are super-intelligent,
vastly advanced and superior in every way, and they are offering benevolence
to us. Therefore, we must listen to
their lying swansong as they proceed to destroy us all, while believing it’s
all for our own good. So when Satan
For all those who thought it was superstitious mumbo-jumbo to believe and obey the Creator God, they are in for the shock of their lives. They will live in terror, and the mere rustling of a fallen leave will leave them terrified. Even their most trustworthy friends will abandon them and they’ll have nowhere to turn. So it’s not a good idea to take the Day of Reckoning lightly. And this Day of Reckoning is tailored for Ephraim in particular.
God noticed that the more He blessed Ephraim, the more they turned
away from Him. No longer do they
recognize Him as the Creator God; instead most Christian worship these days
is mere lip-service. Actual obedience
to God is considered anathema to the churches of the world these days. The only thing that is holding the
congregations together now is the lying belief that people go to ‘heaven’ when they die. This is apparently based on what Jesus said
to the thief on the cross and the misplacement of a comma in the
translation. What Jesus actually said
was, “I tell you today – you will be with me in paradise”.
But, they proclaim, Jesus is coming back with many of His Saints! This is true! But does the reader understand who these Saints are? These are the ones who are to be killed in martyrdom in the days of the Beast. And these are the verses relating to this: Rev 6:9-11 “When he opened the fifth seal, I saw UNDER THE ALTAR the souls of those who had been SLAIN because of the WORD OF GOD and the TESTIMONY they had maintained. 10 They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" 11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their FELLOW SERVANTS AND BROTHERS who were to be KILLED as they had been was completed.” We’re all well-aware that the Lord Christ serves at the Altar in the Majestic Glory Mothership aren’t we? The Altar in the temporary Tabernacle was an exact copy of the Altar in heaven. It’s in the huge expanse immediately below this true Altar where the Saints will be clothed and housed. All these Saints were killed in martyrdom, and they were told to wait a little while until all their fellow-servants and Brothers were killed as they were. Here we see that God is prepared to wait to give all the Saints time enough to be killed and to earn their reward for faithfulness. This is why we’ve often said to prepare yourselves to go early – or you might miss out! All these Saints will die and be gathered immediately by the angels.
And something else to note: These Saints are ALL FELLOW-SERVANTS OF GOD and BROTHERS in the faith. They die in martyrdom because of the WORD OF GOD and the TESTIMONY they maintained! They had the TESTIMONY OF JESUS – which is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (Rev 19:10) before they died. As you’ll see in this verse, these martyrs are fellow-servants with the mightiest of angels – including the one who spoke here to John! Moreover, they are the OFFSPRING of the Woman, which is the House of David (Rev 12:17). And soon they will be called to duty to hold to the Testimony of Jesus – which you are reading right now! What makes these Saints different from the run-of-the-mill Christians is that these Saints obey the Commandments of God (same verse). What they don’t presently have is the Testimony of Jesus because they’ve never understood Bible Prophecy. They only thought they did, and quite honestly, some of their teachings were utterly bizarre! Some of their reasoning only served to make God look stupid – so they have a lot to repent of! You don’t treat the Scriptures in an unholy way as they have done! They’ve twisted and perverted the Scriptures to support their own bizarre prophecies, with no regard for what the Bible actually says. However, we are speaking about real Saints – those who obey God’s Commandments and have received His Holy Spirit. Now they must prove their faithfulness to God by dying in martyrdom – just as the Lord Jesus did! They must follow Him and go as sheep to the slaughter!
Remember what Paul wrote? Rom 8:35-36
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As it is written: "For your sake we face DEATH all day long; WE ARE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE
SLAUGHTERED." When Paul wrote this, there
was horrific persecution against Christians, and it went on for hundreds of
years. Christians were thrown to lions
and eaten alive; they were burned to death and they were cut in two. Everyone knows what happened to early
Christians and the persecution they faced.
It was horrific! Yet these
faithful people refused to be
released in the hope of a better resurrection: Heb 11:35 “…Others
were tortured and refused to be
released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.” It makes the brand of Christianity today seem
a little miniscule, doesn’t it? These
fake Christians just love to beguile others with good outcomes! One thing you can be sure of, the Day of Reckoning is going to
change a lot of the ideas currently held by Christians. The Prophet Isaiah foresaw these days when
he wrote this: Isa 8:16-18 “Bind up the TESTIMONY and seal up the LAW among my disciples. 17 I will wait for the
LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I
will put my trust in him.”
Would you trust God with your life? This
is what you’ll be required to do!
And haven’t we been discussing the TESTIMONY and the LAW
the importance of both? Isaiah
is teaching us, and as a Prophet of God, he is instructing the children of
God who will be with him in the Kingdom.
“Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me.
are SIGNS AND SYMBOLS in
Isaiah continues: V19 “When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?” This has become a real problem, hasn’t it? People actually pray to dead ‘saints’ (St. Christopher and others) and think they are listening and can answer their prayers! The humorous side of this is that the Catholic Church has no live Saints, but only dead ones! To become a Saint in that church you have to be dead, and even then it can take centuries for one of them to be declared a ‘saint’. V20 “To the LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.” The Sun of Righeousness will not arise for them! V21 “Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. 22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.” Of course they’ll be distressed! These people were not interested in the LAW AND THE TESTIMONY and have refused to speak according to this Word. So when the crunch comes they will blame God and looking up, will actually wave their fists and curse Him, which serves to show how shallow their faith really was!
It’s not a pleasant prospect, but in the days that are coming, death will seem like the easiest option. As the Saints pass from life to death, they can have the assurance that God’s angels will be ready to pick them up and they will be housed under the Altar. One after another, they’ll be picked up until the number of them is complete. As you will have noticed, this resurrection will be an incremental one – not a mass one. It’s not about all the Saints being brought back to life in a single event, but only those who are killed in the days of the Beast. These are the Saints who would rather die than to disobey God.
As we said earlier, the Beast will not come until
taken out of the way.
Only then will the Beast be revealed.
So there is no point in anticipating the appearance of the Beast
Try to imagine the situation today.
If God has decreed that His most favoured people, the House of Israel, must be punished for disobedience, how much more severely should Satan’s brood be treated? We all know now that the reason Jesus Christ came was to destroy the devil’s work (1John 3:8) and we all know who’s doing the devil’s work today, don’t we? And aren’t they getting stronger and battle-hardened as they kill their own people with rioting, terrorism and destruction? In what regard could these people possibly be considered ‘moderate’? All these ‘moderate’ nations have been engaged in rioting and killing their own people – and where possible – to kill all Christians living amongst them. In these countries, killing Christians and burning down their church buildings is a national sport. Yet the West doesn’t seem to notice! The official view is that they are still ‘moderates’! You have to wonder what it would require for these evil creatures to be considered ‘non-moderates’!
Even today, we have Christian leaders who make the claim that both Muslims and Christians worship the same god. The difference in names, they claim, still represents the Almighty God. To claim that Almighty God is the devil (Allah) is the unforgivable sin! It will never be forgiven! Did you notice how severely God will treat those who accept the ‘mark of the Beast’? How much more severely will those be treated who have referred to Almighty God as ‘Allah’ – the devil? Sure these Christian leaders were only being gutless weaklings in the hope of placating Islam, but at the same time, you should realize these people will quickly fold and take the ‘mark of the Beast’ when the time comes – assuming they’re still alive! One way or the other, they will die forever. Justice requires that they get what they deserve!
Even the most deluded of people living in the West know we live in perilous times. The pre-9/11 complacency is gone! The armed forces are worn out from the thankless tasks they were required to perform. Many of them served as nannies, busily building schools for the enemy! Apparently there weren’t enough schools to promote Muslim propaganda, so they built some more. As Baldric of Black Adder fame would conclude, ‘now there’s a cunning plan!’
The smartest thing that
Is it any wonder that God loves the American people?
So who are the real fools? The Scriptures tell us! Rom 1:18-27 “The WRATH OF GOD is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who SUPPRESS THE TRUTH by their WICKEDNESS, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they CLAIMED TO BE WISE, they became FOOLS 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.” And this is how it all gets started! First they SUPPRESS THE TRUTH by CLAIMING TO BE WISE! God says they are without excuse! What is more, this is what triggers the WRATH OF GOD against evil doers. Those who still know their Creator God, also know that God has set certain standards of behaviour. Those who don’t know their God violate these standards of conduct. God gives us a good example of these vile purveyors of filth: V24 “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” All faggots know what that penalty was! They died like flies from AIDS! Venereal disease is so rampant among them that they destroyed their own immune systems with an obsessive use of antibiotics to combat their diseases. And now they must suffer the “due penalty for their perversion”!
Are you sorry for them? You’d better not be, otherwise you are at odds with the Creator God Himself! What these vile, evil creatures do is disgusting and offensive to all rational minded Christians – assuming there are still a few of such people around who don’t say of homosexuality, “There’s nothing wrong with it.” The Scriptures have linked the Wrath of God to this very conduct! When the Day of Reckoning comes, and God’s Wrath is on the House of Israel, then you’ll know how it all got started! What you won’t know it how it will all end! Since the House of Israel has suppressed the Truth in all these matters, the Truth about outcomes will be withheld or suppressed from them. When everything is dark and gloomy and all lives hang by a thread, and when there are few survivors left, a ray of hope will appear. It’s this ray of hope that will indicate a possible rescue for the survivors.
In the meantime, it would
be wise to distance yourselves from the fools! Don’t believe their lies, and have nothing
to do with them. It’s these fools who
have led the House of Israel down the path to destruction. At the point of destruction the only hope
will be for God’s intervention. God
has been making preparation for this intervention for the past 14 years. And while this may amuse some, God has
raised a band of Brothers to effect this
intervention until the full number is reached, which will be the time of the
glorious return of Jesus Christ with all His legions of angels. I think most Bible students know that this
appearance culminates with the Battle
of Armageddon. Bible students
would also be aware that the armies of the whole earth will array for battle
So where do we stand today in the quagmire of changing fortunes? Have people distanced themselves from the
financial calamities that seem to come like the waves of the ocean? Or are they so narrowly focused on fiscal
matters that they’ve forgotten about the emerging and strengthening enemy,
which has vowed their destruction? To
be sure, it’s hard to focus on the preparedness to combat this ravenous
enemy, especially when there are expenses involved to prepare. The type of war required to address the
ambitions of a determined enemy is total war, and you would think that such
preparations in these troublous times would be high
on the agenda. But what do we
find? The Obama Administration has
decided that now is the time to greatly decrease the military might
of the armed forces. Through Leon
Panetta he has just announced astonishing cuts of hundreds of billions of
dollars, and the curtailing of important defence development initiatives. Obama’s political
philosophy seems to be to seriously deplete
I think we all know that Barrack Obama is unlikely to
Obama has a strategy to destroy the Israelis who, he believes, are the
sole cause of all the hatred and animosity in the
What the Iranian ruler doesn’t know is that another claimant to their
proposed empire is waiting in the wings – and he is not flesh and blood either. The
identity of this one is reflected in the title of their empire of
long ago; that is, the Medo-Persian Empire. This spirit ruler has qualities that have
held him in good stead with God in ages past.
It’s this spirit ruler who will displace the present rulers in
Learn something about the Almighty God and how He wages war. There’s plenty of examples in the Old Testament, but now learn something from the Messenger’s playbook – the Book of Malachi! Notice the complete absence of any mention of survivors from among God’s enemies: Mal 4:1-3 “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3 Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty.” This is speaking of total annihilation of all God’s enemies so that not a root or branch of them will remain. God’s Way is to start with a clean slate.
In the meantime, the Middle-Eastern hordes are living in what they would describe as ‘peace’ (except for killing each other in endless civil wars) while busily plotting the destruction of the West as well as the Israelis. There is no ambition for co-existing with ‘infidels’ in this world, and they’ve made this very clear. Their stated purpose is to annihilate all ‘infidels’ from the face of the earth. This is their concept of peace!
Eventually, these evil creatures must be stopped, otherwise there
would be no flesh left alive. The
question is who is going to do it? As
a matter of fact, Zechariah the father of John the Baptist prophesied about
1:67-80 “His father Zechariah was
filled with the Holy Spirit
and prophesied: 68
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of
In accordance with
Zechariah’s prophecy, his son John, who was the Elijah to come – at that time – was to be a horn
of salvation in the House
of David. John, you’ll recall,
was a Levite – as
was his father Zechariah and his mother Elizabeth (Luke 1:5). This horn
of salvation means salvation from our enemies (V71 above). The commission was to rescue God’s people
From these things we can
conclude that the House of David
is to become a mighty force. And isn’t
this what the House of David
was in the days of God’s servant
David? David was constantly at
war with the Philistines as well as all the other illegal occupants of the
Can a group of old men and societal misfits and rejects accomplish such things? The human body is nothing to God; rather it’s the state of mind through the presence of God’s Holy Spirit that counts for everything. The flesh (our bodies) COUNT FOR NOTHING, because it’s a simple matter for God to empower His human subjects – the Saints – with bodies of strength and vigour. Jesus Christ made this very point: John 6:63-65 “The Spirit gives life; THE FLESH COUNTS FOR NOTHING. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that NO ONE can COME TO ME unless THE FATHER HAS ENABLED HIM." In this last verse (V65), Jesus is speaking of those who have been taught by God the Father. Jesus gives further clarification in the same chapter, in John 6:43-45 “No one can come to me unless THE FATHER WHO SENT ME DRAWS HIM, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the PROPHETS: `THEY WILL ALL BE TAUGHT BY GOD.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” This happens to be the exact reverse of what Christianity teaches today! And where is this “written in the Prophets”? It’s written in Isa 54:13 and is a reference to the Sons of Jerusalem. This is what it says in full: Isa 54:11-17 “O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. 12 I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.” This is certainly speaking of The Holy City of Jerusalem! V13 “ALL YOUR SONS WILL BE TAUGHT BY THE LORD, and great will be your children's peace. 14 In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. 15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. 16 "See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc; 17 no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will REFUTE every tongue that accuses you. This is the HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD.”
REFUTING every tongue that accuses us carries a different connotation to what our accusers probably think. Words alone have proven to be worthless against such accusers who have never believed God. The only thing they understand is force, and the hammer will come down on them without exception and without mercy!
In speaking of defending the Holy City Jerusalem, we are, of course, speaking of the preliminary exploits of the two endtime prophets, who are also spoken of in the Book of Revelation. And it’s this passage that spells out the force that the accusers will be subjected to. Rev 11:3-6 “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. 6 These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.” God doesn’t give this type of power to mindless, religious freaks who have never obeyed Him! This passage in the Book of Revelation then goes on to speak of the final demise of God’s Two Witnesses following a massive betrayal, and this occurs after years of fighting to clear the Holy Land of vermin. They both die in the ultimate death – martyrdom! Their deaths bring forth the ultimate wrath of Jesus Christ and the Battle of Armageddon follows.
Nevertheless, during the years of fighting to establish God’s Kingdom, the Saints in the House of David will have their bodies renewed and empowered, and will be virtually invulnerable to death throughout their campaigns.
Today we have many false prophets claiming to be ‘Elijahs’ crawling out of the woodwork and trying to promote themselves to anyone gullible enough to listen to them. None of these crazy people have any understanding of Bible Prophecy, but they sure have giant egos! The only place these ravenous creatures are going to lead you is to your death! The astounding part about these crazed, self-appointed ‘elijahs’ is that they think the real enemies of God are the Saints – who obey God! They become cacophonic at any suggestion that God requires obedience, and insist that everyone should live by ‘grace’ – whatever this is supposed to mean to them!
None of them have the
faintest idea why the Day of
Reckoning is coming to Ephraim! And nor do they know who Ephraim is – even though Ephraim
is clearly identified in Bible Prophecy.
Does anyone seriously believe that Bible Prophecy would ignore the mightiest power on earth in
these last days – the largest Christian nation on earth?
This is the only nation on earth that ever existed where Christians were
lawfully able to practice their faith without fear or persecution. What is more, they had the full backing of
the law to do so. No other nation ever
enshrined such provisions in their constitution. Only
Is it easier to be a
Christian today than it’s been during the past two millennia? It certainly is in
Some Christian sects have become so entrenched in a particular point of doctrine that they’ve allowed themselves to make other Christians the enemy. So focused are they on their obsessions, they’ve become unable to recognize the real enemies of God. It’s been these same enemies down through the ages, from the early seventh century until today, who have persecuted Christians and Jews and waged endless wars against them. Their declared hatred is just as evident today as it’s been in the past. In fact more so! Today, Islam openly declares their intentions to wipe all Christians and Jews off the face of the earth.
Even Western governments are under the illusion they are merely
dealing with flesh and blood human beings when dealing with Muslims. Yet they know only to well what the prize
is that these Muslim lunatics are so obsessed with. It’s what the Muslims call their third most
sacred city after
Every Bible student should recognize that Muslims lack the intellect to even think on such a plane of thought. They are merely mindless automatons who do the will of their father the devil. Whatever they’re driven to do, they do! Even if it means killing and torturing their own people!
In the same way during WW2, the German people didn’t know what was
behind Hitler’s obsession to kill all the Jews. The Germans merely accepted Hitler’s stated
reasoning, which was pure propaganda.
Hitler was a powerful demon whose role was to wipe out all the Jews
off the face of the earth so that the
Yet still today, we have Christians who still believe we are dealing with mere flesh and blood in all these wars across the globe. In reality we’re dealing with spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms! The flesh-and-blood children of the devil are merely puppets in the hands of their demon handlers – who are masters of their evil arts and strategies: Eph 6:12-13 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” The rulers and the authorities mentioned here, you’ll note, are not flesh and blood! In this passage of Scripture, the Apostle Paul is warning us to end the habit of believing we’re merely dealing with flesh and blood human beings. He goes on to speak of when the day of evil comes! Is the day evil enough yet? No? Just wait a little longer! As any rational observer would notice, this day of evil is coming fast! What Paul was telling us, was to prepare to face your demons – and to stand firm and to stand your ground! In other words, don’t cave in to them and start begging for mercy! Try to be like Jesus Christ who was courageous to the end, and be willing to lay down your life for God as He did!
seems innocuous enough, where someone might stand and present his case. But Paul was speaking of a time of great
danger, the type of danger that hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions
of Christians, experienced in days of old, when they were persecuted and put
to death, merely for being Christians.
You’ll realize that the Apostle Paul knew all about this, because he
was one of those – as Saul of
that a dangerous maniac is developing nuclear weapons for his avowed purpose
Were you still
waiting for the ruler to emerge which has a large sword, and who is given power to take peace from the earth? Well he’s already here! (Rev 6:3-4).
As we should be
aware, Jesus Christ recruits from the Ten
Virgins, which is a reference to Ephraim,
who was given Ten Tribes. You’ll recall how five of the virgins
knocked on the door to be admitted.
This is clearly a parable about the
The Lord Christ explains this even further in the Book of John, using sheep and gates as the figure of speech: John 10:1-14 “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3 The WATCHMAN opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.” Jesus always used a figure of speech when He spoke in parables. It wasn’t to make it easier to understand, but so the people would not understand! The real understanding was only for His disciples. V7 “Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I AM THE GATE for the sheep. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I AM THE GATE; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The sheep don’t listen to thieves and robbers! And this about summarizes the conduct of the established churches today! Bleeding their congregations white is what they seem to do best! And all they succeed in doing is making their congregations twice the sons of hell as they are!
Did you notice in the above Scripture (V3) who it is that opens the gate for the True Shepherd? It’s the WATCHMAN! And this links us to another Scripture that identifies God’s Watchmen. These verses speak of a time when briars and thorn hedges will be springing up and betrayals will be everywhere: Micah 7:4-5 “The best of them is like a brier, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your WATCHMEN has come, the day God visits you. Now is the time of their confusion. 5 Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Even with her who lies in your embrace be careful of your words.” Who are these WATCHMEN again? As Jesus said, these are the ones who open the Gate for Him! The day of the Watchmen will be the day when God briefly visits His sheep.
If there is
anything that the churches in Ephraim have, it’s an abundance of fake
shepherds who care nothing for the flock.
The Lord Jesus makes a comparison between the True Shepherd and the
fake ones in the next verse of John 10:11 “I
am the good shepherd. The good
shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The
hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees
the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf
attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he
is a hired hand and
cares nothing for the sheep.” These hired hands don’t exactly conduct
themselves like real shepherds do they! All they promise is good outcomes. Laying down their lives for the sheep is
something that is totally alien to them!
They run away at the
first sign of trouble! The Real
Shepherd laid down His life for the sheep, but these hired hands would never
do this! The real sheep of the flock would never
listen to such creatures. V14 “I am the
good shepherd; I know my sheep and my
sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know
the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen.
must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice,
and there shall be one flock and
one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is
that I lay down my life--only to take it up again. 18 No
one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.
I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This
command I received from my Father." The
sheep spoken of here are those who are not
of the ‘lost sheep of
Both human beings and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms have had their six millennial days, and we have now come to God’s Day – the Seventh Millennial Day! It was this Day which all the Prophets of God spoke of; the Day when the Kingdom of God was to be established. God Himself has labeled this day as The Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD! (Mal 4:5). Trust God! It will be dreadful until the dust finally settles! As for God’s enemies, dust they are and to dust they will return. The dreadful part is that they will inflict mindless slaughter on the House of Israel before this all concludes; until the day finally dawns when they will be rescued.
As things presently stand, Satan has done a masterful job of deceiving the world and conditioning them for what he is planning. He’s managed to generate hatred against Americans and Jews, both of whom are now universally hated for all the evils in the world. The inexplicable part about this is that roughly half the American people themselves believe this propaganda, and are inclined to agree with their enemies. Added to this outrage, about half the European nations also believe the propaganda and are becoming increasingly vocal against Americans and Jews.
There was a time
But not America!
Does the reader know how
God speaks of Ephraim, the
Is it coincidence that when Jesus found no fruit on a fig tree He cursed the tree and it died – almost overnight? (Matt 21:19-20). It wasn’t a fit of piqué that caused Jesus to do this! In so doing, Jesus was actually establishing a prophecy! When a fig tree fails to produce an early crop – as the founding fathers did – then it’s time to destroy the fig tree – as the Lord Jesus demonstrated! Day by day the ruling powers in the White House are chipping away at the Constitution with one Supreme Court challenge after another. They want to undo all the work of the Founding Fathers, with the emphasis on sidelining Christianity. Like rabid dogs, they seek multiculturalism as the replacement.
not going to go into it all here, but if you know anything about the Founding
Fathers, you will notice they built a lot of symbolism into everything,
including the construction of
Apparently not! To this very day, Christianity has engaged in discrediting the symbols used by the Founding Fathers as being of pagan origins. They’ve even claimed that the illuminated Chief Cornerstone on the Pyramid is the eye of the Egyptian god Horus. What a blasphemous, evil insult to the Lord Jesus who is the Chief Cornerstone and the all-seeing eye, which illuminates the world.
Some 700 years
after Hosea wrote this prophecy about Ephraim,
Christ confirmed it when He cursed the fig tree. Here’s the prophecy in its entirety – as
written by the Prophet Hosea: Hos 9:10-13 “When
I found Israel, it was like finding grapes
in the desert; when I saw your fathers, it was like seeing the EARLY FRUIT ON THE FIG TREE. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated
themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they
is Satan the devil, as
is Allah! When a nation begins to cozy up to the devil, then they become as vile as he is. If they listen to the exploitations of the
devil, then Ephraim is
setting itself up for destruction! It
happened in 720 BC and it’s about to happen again. The same conditions exist now as they did
then! It would be stupid to imagine
otherwise, especially when the Kingdom
of God is imminent. V11 “Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird-- no birth, no
pregnancy, no conception.” This verse is, in
itself, quite remarkable! There is now
a Democrat President in the White House who is rabidly promoting abortion and
contraception to prevent birth, and he’s actively caning the Catholic Church
on this very issue. The rulers of the
heavenly realms don’t want children born to Israelites (remember what Pharaoh
did?) Yet at the same time, they
promote many births through multiple wives among Muslims. And this strategy has worked for the devil,
with their numbers now approaching one fourth of mankind! Speaking again of the Israelites: V12 “Even if they rear
children, I will bereave them of every one.
Woe to them when I turn away from them!” This is going to
be very hard on loving parents!
Ephraim should be aware of these things, but they’ve chosen to turn away from God and to listen
to the call of demons. Consequently,
God will turn away from them! V13 “I have seen Ephraim, like
We’ve just been speaking about Ephraim bearing no fruit, and the tree is about to WITHER FROM THE ROOTS, and isn’t this what happened when Jesus cursed the fig tree? Mark 11:20 “In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree WITHERED FROM THE ROOTS.” And this is how it will happen with Ephraim – just as Jesus Christ indicated! Back to Hosea: V16 “Ephraim is blighted, THEIR ROOT IS WITHERED, they yield NO FRUIT. Even if they bear children, I will slay their cherished offspring." When the roots of the fig tree wither, no fruit is produced! V17 “My God will reject them because they have not obeyed him; they will be wanderers among the nations.” This means they will have no country of their own! Whereas once they lived in a pleasant place, which was the envy of the nations, now they will have nothing. Such will be their punishment for turning away from their God and refusing to obey Him!
Yet God has confirmed that He won’t abandon Ephraim completely. He speaks of a time when they will repent of their evil ways of following the devil rather than their Creator God, and He will have compassion on the survivors. One of the great Prophets of Almighty God foretold of this event.
JEREMIAH PROPHESIES ABOUT EPHRAIM
The first thing to notice about Jeremiah is that he appeared on the scene around 120 years after the northern Ten Tribes of Israel had gone into captivity. He was prophesying to the remaining Tribe of Judah to the south. Yet his message was destined to reach the Ephraim, who was given the Northern Ten Tribes by God. Jeremiah’s message is available to all today, and what is more, it applies to us today!
This is the message God
recorded through the Prophet Jeremiah for Ephraim today: Jer 31:16-23 “This
is what the LORD says: "Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes
from tears, for your work will be rewarded," declares the LORD. "They
will RETURN from the LAND OF THE ENEMY. 17 So there is hope for your future,"
declares the LORD. "Your children
will return to their own land. 18 "I have surely heard EPHRAIM'S moaning: `You disciplined me like an UNRULY CALF,
and I have been disciplined. Restore
me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God. 19 After
I strayed, I repented;
I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed
and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my YOUTH.'” Ephraim
is one of the most youthful
nations on earth, yet they are also the strongest and most powerful. Because of their YOUTH, they think they’re indestructible. Such is the folly of youth! Because they’ve strayed from God yet
again, as they did in 720BC and were punished, so God has decreed
that destruction must be delivered against them once more. Yet God will once more show them mercy and compassion,
but only after they REPENT! Did you notice the reference to the UNRULY CALF above? This is not how Ephraim would describe himself
at this present time. They see
themselves more like a firstborn
bull, and this is how Moses described them anciently in a prophecy
about the Tribe of Joseph. Joseph had two sons called EPHRAIM and Manasseh. Deut 33:17 “In majesty
he is like a FIRSTBORN BULL;
his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations,
even those at the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands
EPHRAIM; such are the thousands of Manasseh." As we all know, Ephraim can field infinitely
more soldiers than their brother nation Manasseh (
Well the Woman, the Bride, are now calling to the Churches of God to “come!” in accordance with the TESTIMONY OF JESUS. And whether the Churches of God want to believe it or not, they are not the Woman, but the OFFSPRING of the Woman. The Churches of God should have known that eventually the final call would go out. What you are now reading is the final call!
So who is this “offspring of the Woman”? These are the ones which the devil will furiously attack when he can’t get to the Woman – who gave birth to Jesus Christ – which refers to the House of David. Jesus Christ is the Son of David! Rev 12:13-17 “When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the WOMAN who had given birth to the male child. 14 The WOMAN was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the WOMAN and went off to make war against the rest of her OFFSPRING--those who OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS and HOLD to the TESTIMONY OF JESUS.”
So try to understand what we just read in Rev 22:16, when Jesus confirmed that He was the ROOT and OFFSPRING of DAVID. Jesus was confirming that the HOUSE OF DAVID gave Him birth. The House of David must also give birth to Jesus’ offspring – that is CHRISTIANS! But they must be real Christians! And how does the Book of Revelation defined these? These are “those who OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS and HOLD to the TESTIMONY OF JESUS.” So right here, the vast majority of Christianity is eliminated! They don’t obey God’s Commandments, and they most certainly don’t have the Testimony of Jesus! But all is not lost for Christianity-at-large. God has made provision to leave the faithful Churches of God among them to set the example of obedience. These faithful Christians will show others how to die in faithfulness and obedience to God. They will really and truly follow Jesus Christ!
David wrote this memoriam to these faithful Christians: Psa 116:12-15 “How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the CUP OF SALVATION and call on the name of the LORD. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 15 PRECIOUS in the sight of the LORD is the DEATH OF HIS SAINTS.”
This same concept is repeated in Rev 14:12-13 “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the SAINTS who OBEY God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: BLESSED are the dead who DIE in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."
And just a few words about dying! Everyone has to die! In fact, every human being who has ever lived has died. Getting killed is not pleasant, but once the adrenalin starts to flow, you don’t feel pain. I’ve been in enough fights to know you don’t feel pain. It’s the next day when you feel the pain, especially if it was a tough fight! This is why soldiers, once the adrenalin is flowing strongly, often don’t realize they’ve been hit. It’s the same thing with animals. When a predator starts to eat them alive, they don’t feel pain either! They usually just submit to their fate. This is one of the merciful provisions of God.
After this brief
digression, we get back to the discussion about Ephraim, where we quoted from Hos 9:10-13 and
You’ll notice that these prophecies are about EPHRAIM – not Manasseh, nor any other of the Ten Tribes. It’s not speaking of the European Israelites or even
the Israelites in
Britain, BUT ONLY AMERICA!
As you read about the
Bible Prophecies for the last days, one thing becomes very noticeable; and
this is the prominence of Ephraim
in all this. Ephraim was actually founded on the early figs which God
craves. He speaks of the founding fathers of this nation
as being like the early
figs on a figtree. God even sees Ephraim as being like a firstborn son. So
why did God single out Ephraim
from all the other ‘lost sheep of Israel’ for special
and prominent mention with scarcely a mention of the other nine Tribes who
went into captivity in 720 BC? And why
is the third Tribe to be called to duty (after Levi and Judah) identified as Ephraim? What about
all the other Tribes who established themselves in
The point is that all the
Prophets spoke of Ephraim,
and one of the Prophets dedicated a whole Book to Ephraim, and this was the Prophet Hosea. In the final chapter of his Book, Hosea
says this Hos 14:1-2, 7-9 “Return,
O Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall!
2 TAKE WORDS WITH YOU
return to the LORD. Say to
him: "Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that
we may offer the fruit of our lips.” God envisages the day when the fruit of
Ephraim’s lips will be like the fruit of the vine – that is wine! V7 “Men will dwell again in
his shade. He will flourish like the grain. He will blossom like a VINE, and his fame will be like the wine from
You’ll notice one of God’s instructions to Ephraim is to “TAKE WORDS WITH YOU and return to the LORD ” when their downfall comes. There is to be a famine of God’s Word, so this is going to make it difficult, but there will be some erstwhile people who will take WORDS with them. In this, God is speaking about taking the WORDS of the Prophets in order to understand what led to the mess they are in! This is why God sends His prophets – especially before the Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD begins (Mal 4:5). How else would anyone understand the Testimony of Jesus when they don’t have the Spirit of Prophecy? Only a true Prophet has the Spirit of Prophecy, and only a true Prophet understands Bible Prophecy. Everything you’ve ever heard from false prophets is fiction! They are lying deceivers, and if you don’t believe this, then you will learn the hard way.
Almighty God has quite a bit to say about false prophets. All too often they launch their lying prophecies with “I had a dream!” and then begin to launch the most lying deceit imaginable. One lying evangelist preacher pulled this stunt almost every time he appeared in public. Of course, all that he said lacked any substance, and it was obvious his ‘dreams’ were not from God. Yet he convinced a lot of people that he was going to lead them to the Promised Land. Well, it didn’t happen! This is what God has to say: Jer 23:25-32 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, `I had a dream! I had a dream!' 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their fathers forgot my name through Baal worship. (Just bear in mind that Baal is the devil!) 28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD. 29 "IS NOT MY WORD LIKE FIRE," declares the LORD, "AND LIKE A HAMMER THAT BREAKS A ROCK IN PIECES?” God’s Word doesn’t sound much like the nonsense you hear from false prophets, does it? God’s Word is like a consuming fire! Isa 30:27 “See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath, and his tongue is a consuming fire.” You’re not likely to hear this from the fake preachers and prophets!
Jeremiah continues: V30 “Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me. 31 Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, `The LORD declares.' 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.” Most of these false prophets never have an original thought; all they ever do is plagiarize from others and steal their ideas – and false ideas at that!
It’s interesting to note how Jacob prophesied of the Tribe of Joseph and spoke of them as a vine; in fact, a fruitful vine: Gen 49:22-26 “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. 24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, 25 because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb. 26 Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince AMONG his brothers.” Out of the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim was to be magnitudes greater than his brother Manasseh. Today, Ephraim really is the prince AMONG his brothers! There is a postscript to this for the last days. Ephraim was to represent his father Joseph, along with his might and power. To this end, when God speaks of the 144,000 (12,000 from each Tribe), Manasseh is mentioned (Rev 7:4), but the mighty Ephraim is referred to by his Father’s name, that is, Joseph (V8).
They may not realize it, though their founding fathers did, the hand of The Mighty One, The Shepherd, The Rock of Israel, The Almighty; these have been with Ephraim since the days of their founding fathers. While uncertainty reigned for the rest of the Tribes of Israel, Ephraim just grew stronger! All these prophecies about Ephraim leave no doubt about God’s special love for him. It’s very clear that Ephraim enjoys favoured-nation status with Almighty God.
So there is
obviously a lag between any rescue for the Europeans and the rescue of Ephraim. So who is going to lay out the
accommodation for the returning Ephraimites? It’s the very forgiving people of
As for the European Israelites, on present estimates, it will be about 30-40 years before they’re rescued. At any rate it will be many years after Ephraim! So the European survivors will have to tough it out in slave conditions and hope for God’s planned rescue. When the rescue occurs, the survivors will be given a new life as human beings living in their allotted territory in the Promised Land. As human beings, they will live to a great age and bear many children before they finally die (Isa 65:20). For any Christian who thinks this is unfair, just remember that God has promised nothing beyond ordinary mortality to those who don’t serve and obey Him. Everlasting life is given only to those who faithfully serve Him in obedience! It’s these who will enter the Family of God, and they will have eternal life.
As the reader
would realize, the Tribal allotments described by the Prophet Ezekiel are
very small states in the
Back to Jer 31:27 “The
days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will plant
the house of
Jesus Christ spoke of this divided nation when He spoke of the Ten Virgins. He was speaking of the Ten (lost) Tribes of Israel. Five were wise and five were foolish. The five foolish ones had the door slammed in their faces! These were left to face the long, dark night in total darkness and gloom. Doesn’t this remind us of Isa 8:20-22 “To the LAW and to the TESTIMONY! If they do not speak according to THIS WORD, they have no light of dawn. 21 Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king [ruler] and their God. 22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.” Typically, Democrats like to learn everything the hard way!
Continuing with the Book of Jeremiah and the next verse: Jer 31:31 “The time is com