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.

 

Special note: You’ll notice that God was speaking in the plural when He said, “Let US make man in OUR image”.  There were two God-beings speaking to one another.  The question is who were they?  See Proverbs 8:30.

You’ll find that one of these was a co-creator alongside the Great Creator.

 

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.

 

The importance of being armed against the devil was taught in New Testament times, and it’s not something to be taken lightly.

Eph 6:10-18 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”

 

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 Kingdom of God.

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 persecuting the Church of God for their obedience to God and His Laws, and the time will come when they will actively seek to kill them – and this time is not far off!  The Commandment-keeping Churches of God will be hunted down and killed, and just like God’s Son Jesus, they must go as sheep to the slaughter.  They must follow Jesus Christ!  They must be willing to lay down their lives for God and their brother Christians.

 

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 that the United States only made the plunge into war after they were attacked at Pearl Harbor – and then the sleeping giant was awakened!  Sure Roosevelt put up a good show after this happened, but his prevarication and cynicism towards the brother nation, Britain, didn’t go unnoticed by God!  He lost his life mid-term!  As we all know, he was replaced by a relatively-speaking no-body.  Both Democrats, of course!  The American people, however, rose to the challenge with a ferocity that is legendary!  The might and power of America swept into both theatres of war, both in the West and the East.

 

One of the maddening aspects of the war in Europe is that Britain went to war in the defense of Poland, yet at the end of the war, when they had opportunity to free the nation, they caved in and conceded their fate to the Russians.  It was to be years before Ronald Reagan became President and reversed this.  Sure we can talk about wisdom in hindsight, but why would any rational leader want to concede territory to an evil creature like Stalin?  Did they lack the foresight to understand the outcome?  Apparently they failed to notice that Stalin was killing-off the Jews as wella clear indication of his satanic origins.  The fate of the Jews was merely the price that had to be paid for peace at any price!  After peace was established, consciences were revived, and their traditional homeland in the Middle East was established for them by charter through the newly-formed United Nations.  And everyone was happy – except the Arabs and the British.  The British had too many ties with the Arabs, having held mandates over much of the Middle East in the past.  So they swapped horses in mid-stream in favour of the Arabs!  This had disastrous consequences for the British.  They lost their Empire, and some would say they lost their country as Gentiles began sweeping in.  Today we can see the consequences of this, and they’ve been learning the way of the heathen ever since!  They’ve gone out of their way to promote every culture ever conceived!

 

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 Britain changed their surname from ‘Sax-Coburg’ to ‘Windsor’ in order to distance themselves from their Germanic-Saxon origins.  Prince Edward, of course, chose to continue to align himself with the Germans even after he was exiled by his government to live in France; becoming a pariah to his own British nation.  Prince Edward was a great admirer of Hitler.  It didn’t faze him at all that Hitler was persecuting the Jews – which he knew all about.

 

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 worldthe 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 United States in 1942.  Since it refused to identify itself to the air traffic controllers, orders were given to open fire.  A whole barrage of artillery opened up on it, firing some 1500 explosive rounds, many of them direct hits, yet failed to damage it.  The UFO continued to move southwards down the coastline where it was again attacked with field artillery but to no effect.  Eventually, it moved out of range and disappeared out to sea.  As a matter-of-fact, NBC filmed the attack on this craft, and this footage can be viewed on YouTube: UFO battle over Los Angeles in 1942.

 

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:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mia70txRLXc&feature=related

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 Israel.  The problem is that as things presently stand, the 12 Tribes of Israel have no interest in obedience to God.  Therefore, God says He will punish them for their sins and bring them around to His way of thinking.

 

This punishment is reserved for the End of the Age when 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 Mount Horeb (Sinai) FOR ALL ISRAEL (Mal 4:4).  Would one more war do it?  Would this be the catalyst to bring the House of Israel back to God in obedience?  Well, history has shown that it wouldn’t!  Therefore, God intends to punish them for their sins, in a manner they will never forget!  This is what we intend to discuss as we proceed through this article.

 

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 Kingdom of God.  Actually entering the Kingdom of God will not be easy!  In His final address to the Commandment-keeping Churches of God, Jesus Christ said this: Rev 22:12-15 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”  Of particular note is the phrase, “everyone who loves and practices falsehood”.  This has been a real problem in the fake churches, which use every lying, deceitful device known to man to promote disobedience to God and His Laws.

 

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 United States of America, is the largest Christian nation on earth.  Everything that happens to the House of Israel will coalesce around the fate of Ephraim.  Ephraim, the mighty nation that restrains the activities of the powers of the heavens and their brood, will be removed from power in this earth and will be crushed and defeated.  Thereafter, the whole world will be at the mercy of the rulers of the heavenly realms.  Unrestrained, these creatures will do untold damage to the inhabitants of the earth.

 

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 warmingscam 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 AND 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 Kingdom of God to be established.  V10 “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "NOW HAVE COME THE SALVATION and the power and the KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, and the AUTHORITY OF HIS CHRIST.  For the accuser [Satan] of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!  But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you!  He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."  When you see these things, you’ll know you’re in deep trouble!  It will be a time unlike anything human beings have ever experienced from the beginning until now!  Satan and his demons will bring a fury to this earth beyond human imagination, and at the end of all these cascading disasters there will be few humans left alive.

 

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 Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders, gloriously.” 

 

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 Kingdom of God by force.  Even Satan will be earth-bound and marooned on the ground.  Satan doesn’t like God’s Way and he has plenty of followers and supporters on this earth – even in the Christian churches today!  Many of whom have made extravagant assumptions of their worth in God’s eyes.  Like Satan, they don’t like God’s Way either!  So they will be surprised to know that God has no interest in them at the very crucial time that is coming.  They never served God in obedience, so they fall into the same category as Satan and his demons – that is lawlessness!  In fact, many of them are in the grip of demons – you only have to go to some of the Christian forums and see these raving maniacs in action.  They peddle their tired old doctrines, hurling abuse at those who disagree with them, as they themselves, arrogantly and flagrantly misrepresent the Scriptures.  The one thing that most of them reject happens to be the Scriptures that Jesus and all the Apostles used (and the Jews for that matter!).  Satan has many agents whose primary role is to deceive and to promote disobedience to God’s Law.  There is no place on this earth for those who defy God’s Commandments!  And neither will there be any place for them in God’s Kingdom.  They’ll be rejected as evil-doers!  Jesus Christ made this very clear:  Matt 7:21-23 Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, `I NEVER KNEW YOU. Away from me, YOU EVILDOERS!'” 

 

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 Jesuswho 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 earthand 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!

 

UFO’s

 

Over the years, the US armed forces have been deluding themselves, believing they’ve communicated with ‘aliens’ from outer space.  These demons present themselves in a quasi-human form to high ranking officers of the Armed Forces, to convince them they’re peaceful.  Hence the frequently stated official phrase, “These ‘sightings’ pose no threat to the national security”.  So they no longer investigate them.  Even though thousands of people witness these sightings, there’s an entrenched discipline by the Armed Forces to dismiss them as weather balloons, ultra-light planes or even swamp gas.  The ‘swamp gas’ explanation was offered by the ‘patsy’ of a panel of so-called ‘scientists’ on behalf of the Armed Forces, which at the time, were investigating a certain incident.  After hearing the evidence of dozens of witnesses, including a police officer who filed a report, which included a detailed description of the craft observed at close range, together with its two flashing lights, the ‘patsy’ was required to supply an explanation to debunk the witnesses.  With only an hour or so to go before debriefing the media, and since he was desperate to debunk the sighting, this man came up with the outrageously delusional claim that what all the witnesses saw was swamp gas!  This man was Dr. J. Allen Hynek.  To his credit, Allen Hynek later refuted his earlier foolish remarks, and began to support the truth about UFO’s, and actually founded the Centre for UFO Studies (CUFOS) becoming a well-respected and capable scientist and spokesman for these phenomena.  He died in 1986.  He explained his lack of judgment about the ‘swamp gas’ saga in his later years as the inexperience of youth in the presence of the distinguished panel of ‘scientists’ to whom he had to report.  They had instructed him to come up with an alternative explanation for what dozens of creditable witnesses had reported.  These witnesses were standing just metres away viewing a metallic craft with two flashing, coloured lights.  Naturally enough these people were outraged by this moronic ‘scientific’ explanation given by the spokesman for this panel of experts.  Saying it was ‘swamp gas’ was an outrageous lie and thoroughly demeaning for so many credible witnesses.

 

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 existpose 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!

 

There’s an 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 Groom Lake in the Nevada Desert) to participate on-air about their experiences there.  They had a highly distressed man call in, who eventually stated that these ‘aliens’ “are not what they say they are”.  Before he could explain in detail who the ‘aliens’ really are something happened that shocked everyone.  The interview was conducted by Art Bell of ‘Coast to Coast Radio’.   You can see it here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdGoN_fwI64

 

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. 

 

It involves 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.  Lot and his wife were told they must not look back to see the means by which God would destroy them.  Lot’s wife disobeyed and looked back and was instantly killed.  What God didn’t want them to see was the huge combat craft that delivered the coup-de-grace!  It was not the time to be disclosing such things to humanity.  This type of spacecraft is sometimes described as an ‘eagle’ in the Bible.

 

THE BATTLE IN THE HEAVENS

 

After the 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; they 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 ALL ISRAEL.”  So all evildoers will suffer the same fate!  The House of Israel should take note!

 

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 JERUSALEM, as Isaiah points out in V11-12.

 

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: Col 2:15 “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”  The same is true of the Saints, who will likewise triumph over them when they’re resurrected.  Then these demons will see their judges with their own eyes and the SAINTS will be appointed to judge them: 1Cor 6:2-3 “Do you not know that the SAINTS will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will JUDGE ANGELS?  How much more the things of this life!”  Incidentally, SAINTS are those who have God’s Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is only given to those who obey God! (Acts 5:32).  The Saints will arise to condemn them!  It’s the duty of the Saints to remain faithful to the end in order to make this reality known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly or spirit realm.  This is how the administration of this mystery is to play out.

 

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 Kingdom of God.  There is secret knowledge that has not been given to the masses but only to God’s servants the Saints.  Matt 13:10 “The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the SECRETS of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "`You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.  Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”  So here we see that there are SECRETS that have been hidden from the broad masses – even from those who took an interest in Jesus’ teachings and whom Jesus was referring to when He revealed that it was those from whom knowledge of these SECRETS had been withheld.  It was not given to them to understand – but only His closest disciples.  In other words, only the twelve!  It was the 12 Apostles who were instructed to take the message to the world, and they had to have clear knowledge of what the message was about.

 

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 kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, "`though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.' 11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”  Here we find that “the seed is the Word of God” – the very Scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles used!  The Old Testament!  The good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart.  It’s obvious that these are the sort of people whom God calls.  Just remember He handpicked the Apostles.  Those who don’t obey God don’t see or hear, even when told, and these are the ones who don’t have the knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom.

 

The reader 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 Apostles, the Church of God flourished.

 

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.” 

 

There’s 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 Israel."  Why do Christians today happily believe in ‘quack’ doctors, but don’t believe in Jesus Christ?  If their minds are so obstructed by such miniscule faith in the Lord Christ, how then could they ever understand the mysteries that underlie His teachings?  By what means could they ever instruct others regarding their faith?

 

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.

 

NOAH’S ARK AND THE FLOOD

People have failed to believe the account of Noah’s Ark, consequently, God has in mind to give the world something to think about and to deprive them of life for dismissing it.  The very act of dismissing the account of Noah’s ark is yet another trigger which will turn the world into chaos.  Noah’s Ark was discovered on Mount Ararat by a group of Singaporean Christians in September, 2010.  It was discovered and filmed 13,000 feet up the mountain, resting in a rocky crevasse.  It came to rest many days after the water began to subside in the days of Noah.  Anciently, it finally came to rest when the water level had subsided but was still at 13,000 feet.  The only way this huge ship could have gotten there is by floating and coming to rest on solid ground and jammed into a crevasse!  Immediately after this discovery, the lunatics came out in droves trying to discredit this discovery, with one of them even going on national television claiming it to be a herder’s hut.  According to this lunatic, the herder carried these giant beams up a snow-covered mountain ‘to build a hut’.  This is a ship that took 120 years to build, which indicates the enormity of the task.  Yet this stupid man thought that the goat-herder had gone to all this trouble in order to tend to his goats – which would have found nothing to eat at all at that elevation!

 

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 Mount Ararat.  And where was this huge ship discovered?  On Mount Ararat!  The interesting part of this is that on the video of this discovery, which can be viewed on YouTube, you see these Singaporean Christians gasping for breath at this altitude because of the rarified atmosphere and lack of oxygen.  Just imagine some dopey goat-herder attempting to carry beams, some of which weigh tons, up the mountain ‘to build a hut’!  And this was the type of utter madness suggested by a self-proclaimed ‘intellectual’ on national television.

 

There are many videos on YouTube about this discovery.  Here are two of them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtmvmEjfBQk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHaOSUyM7-Y&feature=related

 

What is generally overlooked about the numbers of animals taken into the Ark is what Noah actually took.  He didn’t take every species, but only two of every kind, which biologically represent a taxonomic group whose members can interbreed.  A kind or type of animal is the progenitor of other species.  For instance, Noah took two cats.  We don’t know whether they were domestic cats or lions (it was probably the former), but he took just two of the cat family.  Endowed in the genes of all kinds or types of animals is the power to mutate, thereby generating other species.  In the world of biology, mutated strains of plants and animals are developed all the time to generate different species.  This is why we have so many different varieties of sheep and cattle in the world.  It’s in the best interests of the farmer to encourage the breeding of animals suitable for their particular environment.  Natural genetic mutation enables the development of many species and we see this happening all the time.  Contrary to the madness of biological environmentalists, there are no endangered species.  If one species gets wiped out, another one will soon follow through natural mutation.  This is the system that God put in place at the Creation.  And this is why the activities of the lunatic environmentalist groups in wanting to save whales, polar bears, sharks, crocodiles, etc, is just plain lunacy.  The top of the food chain needs to be regularly culled.  In the case of whales, their numbers have exploded, with the result that fish stocks are now depleted, and this is impacting on the needs of humanity.  This alone demonstrates the shallow thinking of the environmentalists.

 

The discovery of Noah’s Ark should have brought awe and wonder to all of Christianity, the very proof that the account in the Bible is true.  Yet it was all but ignored!  It’s seems the barren ground on which Christianity now stands has led them to disbelieve God, even in such fundamental teachings as the account of Noah’s flood.  They like to call themselves Christians, that is, followers of Jesus Christ, but they don’t believe Him.  Jesus Christ Himself confirmed the account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood to be true, and spoke of it in the very time frame of the last days in Matt 24:37-39 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  Personally, for most of my life, I’ve believed that Noah’s Ark would be found before the prophesied end comes, and right on schedule it happened!  Not only did Jesus Christ confirm the account of Noah, but just as it was in the days of Noah Jesus confirms that people will know nothing about what will happen until they’re swept away!  Not with a flood of water, mind you, but a flood of war!  Drowning would be a relatively easy death in comparison to what is coming!  The reason for this should be obvious!  Did everyone learn a lesson from the Bible account of the Great Flood?  Not likely!  They don’t even believe it happened – even in the face to the incontrovertible evidence of the discovery of the Ark.  It seems they would rather listen to ratbagscientists’ who claim the waters of the earth couldn’t have risen to those heights.  Well, let them now explain why this huge ship became wedged into a crevasse 13,000 feet above sea level!

 

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 googlingPiri Reis maps”.  These maps date back to the 1500’s when Antarctica was mapped showing no coastal ice cover, and there’s even indications that there were shipping harbors being used there.  This is an excerpt from one article: However, the best-known feature in the Piri Re'is map (and other pre-modern maps) is the Antarctic coastline. In Hapgood and others' opinions, this represents the outline of the coast of Antarctica without glaciers.  Our modern knowledge of the coastline under the ice was obtained using seismic sounding data from Antarctic expeditions in the 1940s and 50s. Sonar is one way to map the coast under the Antarctic glaciers. The other way would be to have surveyed them when they were ice-free.  According to Hapgood, who based the claim on 1949 core samples from the Ross Sea, the last time the particular area shown in the Piri Re'is map was free of ice was more than 6000 years ago. More recent studies show that this may be off by a couple of orders of magnitude. In any case, this geography should have been unknown to the ancients. If this is correct, there are some big mysteries to explain.”  This goes to show the inaccuracy of core samples for dating.  Hapgood makes the claim the Antarctic continent was ice-free 6000 years ago, yet the Piri Reis maps show it was less than 600 years ago.  He was wrong by a factor of 10!

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 Ur of the Chaldeans.  So persuasive was Abraham that even pagans were beginning to listen to him and were seeing distinct evidence in his teachings of the wonders of the earth.  Naturally enough, Abraham was beginning to develop enemies among the pagan leaders, who had long held the people in subjection to paganism and their deities.  It’s no small task to reason with pagans and to convince them of the futility of their ways.  It was bound to develop hostilities.  Abraham pointed out the complexities of life which indicated a Designer.  He pointed out the interdependencies of all the life-forms and how one was dependent on another for survival.  He contrasted these things with paganism, which offered no solutions or productive reasoning, but merely a lifestyle which was forcefully imposed, generating a belief system through superstition.  As we all know, pagans are notoriously superstitious.  Everything that happens is an omen to them, and everything they see has portent for their well-being or otherwise.  Generally speaking, they become slaves to their superstitions.  Even today, we see this type of madness in action.  Asian food shops inevitably have a Buddha idol on a shelf somewhere, and you usually see a pile of food in front of it as an offering.  These pagans never seem to notice that the Buddha never actually eats their offerings.  Yet driven by superstition, they still put the food there, frequently leaving it there until it rots!

 

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 Egypt where he persuasively taught his ideas about a Creator God and was well-received by Pharoah.  The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus gives an account of this in his celebrated book ‘The Works of Josephus’ (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 1, chapters 7 and 8).  Chapter 7 speaks of the Chaldeans and others from Mesopotamia raising a tumult against Abraham for his teachings.  You’ll also find in these chapters that Abraham was a renowned mathematician and foremost in this field. (You often find Islam today laying claim to the development of mathematics as yet another of their lying claims!)  As it happens, Abraham was in fact, the Einstein of that day, and a man of great renown!

 

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 to Canaan.  Somewhere along the way, God instructed Abraham to obey His Laws.  We have God’s confirmation of this when He spoke to Isaac concerning his father Abraham’s faithfulness and obedience: Gen 26:4-5 “I will make your descendants (that is, Isaac’s descendants) as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, 5 BECAUSE Abraham obeyed me and KEPT my REQUIREMENTS, MY COMMANDS, MY DECREES AND MY LAWS."  Having told Isaac that all nations on earth will be blessed through his offspring BECAUSE Abraham did this, you can be sure that Isaac followed Abraham’s example.  This was hundreds of years before Moses came on the scene.  It clearly shows that God’s Laws are eternal!  Incidentally, the Sabbath day was made holy in the Garden of Eden by God Himself!  No-one can reverse this to make it unholy!  Nevertheless, the children of the devil have certainly used every device known to them to do so!

 

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 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. 4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.  And here we have a clear indication of who will be trampling down the wicked evildoers!  It’s those who have remembered the Laws God gave to His servant Moses.  The reader will understand, of course, that to remember them is to obey them!  You’ll also note that at no time during His presence on earth did Jesus Christ ever suggest forgetting them!  On the contrary, He said that heaven and earth would pass away before even the slightest stroke of the pen could be removed from the Law of God.

 

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!

 

Obviously, 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 Kingdom of God, and specifically the Holy City, by force.  At a later time, you will know us by the title of “Sons of Jerusalem” because we were not taught by men but by God.  If you find this unbelievable, then you’ll have trouble believing what Jesus said:  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.”  To be taught by God, you would first need to have God’s Holy Spirit in full measure, which leads one to believe God in every way, and to obey Him in every way.  Lamentably, the members of the Churches of God have chosen to listen to false prophets who were obviously not taught by God!  Even today, most can’t come to grips with the nature of the falsities they’ve been taught, knowing full well that their failed prophecies prove they were not taught by God.  Now their only option is to be taught by those who have been taught by God.  Consequently, the message is not pleasant for them!  They have duties to fulfill and they must complete them.

 

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 Jerusalem and her sons!  It’s these sons who were taught by God!  Isa 54:11-15 O afflicted city (Jerusalem), 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. 13 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.”  Anyone who attacks the Sons of Jerusalem will soon learn the error of their judgment!  They be struck down with such withering, overwhelming force that their survivors will quickly surrender!  The sons of God who’ve been taught by Him have been trained to stand firm and never draw back!  There’ll be no joy for anyone who attacks Jerusalem in that day!

 

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, Jerusalem.  They’ll be startled and overwhelmed by the fury of the Sons of Jerusalem and will realize that the LORD Almighty is their God.  Zech 12:1-9 “This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: 2 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the SURROUNDING PEOPLES reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. 5 Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, `THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM ARE STRONG, BECAUSE THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS THEIR GOD.'”  The Jews know how to be strong themselves, but when they see the Sons of Jerusalem in action, they’ll be overwhelmed with awe and then they will know that the LORD Almighty is their God, and they will take up arms and follow suit.  V6 On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.”  And we all know who the surrounding peoples are, don’t we?  They’re the Muslim hordes!  There’s a great sea of these creatures surrounding the Holy Land!

 

The purpose of this ferocious battle will be to save the dwellings of Judah first to ensure their housing needs.  From then on, Judah will be allied with the Sons of Jerusalem and have equal billing in future events: V7 “The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the HOUSE OF DAVID AND OF JERUSALEM'S INHABITANTS may not be greater than that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the HOUSE OF DAVID will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to DESTROY all the nations that attack Jerusalem.” 

 

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 Kingdom of God must be taken by force!

 

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 Kingdom of God.  These battles are merely the first of many battles, and they will continue until the surrounding nations are decimated or have fled far away from the Holy Land.  The Lord Jesus spoke of the means through which the Sons of Jerusalem will begin their mission in Matt 24:40-44 “Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 42 "Therefore KEEP WATCH, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have KEPT WATCH and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”  Did you notice there is a condition attached to being taken?  This condition is to KEEP WATCH!  In saying these words, the Lord Jesus was directing us to Hosea 9:7-8 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand.  Let ISRAEL know this.  Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired man a maniac. 8 THE PROPHET, along with my God, is the WATCHMAN over EPHRAIM, yet snares await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God.”  God’s ‘house’ is the House of Israel!  The House of Israel just happens primarily to be EPHRAIM, the son of Joseph, and the mightiest power on earth today!  But the days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning!  They consider God’s prophet to be a fool and a maniac, and in so doing, they are clearly rejecting God.  God’s prophet KEEPS WATCH – specifically over EPHRAIM.

 

Most people, when they see the name Israel, think it refers to the Jews.  Ephraim was not a Jew!  Ephraim is of the Tribe of Joseph, not Judah!  The Tribe of Joseph – specifically Ephraim – was the ruler of the ten northern tribes anciently.  Ephraim, because of disobedience to God and His Laws, led the northern ten Tribes into captivity and slavery in 720 BC.  Paradoxically, Jesus Christ stated that He came only to the ‘lost sheep of Israel’.  Who then, is the largest Christian nation on earth?  It’s Ephraim – the United States of America!  Sure, there’s a lot of Christians in the other tribes who settled in Europe, but God has limited interest in them.  His entire focus on the ‘lost’ ten Tribes concerns only Ephraim – referred to as the ‘Prince among his brothers’.  In the prophesied fight-back, Ephraim will be the first Tribe to be recruited by the House of David – which will already be an established fighting force.  The House of David will call Ephraim to duty at the appropriate time.  It will take some years before this happens.

 

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 womanthe 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 Godwho 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 Jesuswhich 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 Kingdom of God.  They’re neither the Sons of Jerusalem (who’ve been taught by God – which they should well-know!) and neither are they the leaders of Judahthe Jewish people!  Though they may well understand why God has called the Jews to duty to serve in His Kingdom!  The Jews have been faithful to God’s Law for thousands of years.  The Saints in the Churches of God would at least know that God requires obedience to His Laws and observance to His Holyday Sabbaths – including the Annual Sabbaths.  Yet in the realm of Bible Prophecy, they’ve been woefully inadequate and even provocative towards God in inventing their own stupid prophecies which have no support in the Bible.  As they also well-know, much of it was plagiarized from others.  To be perfectly honest, it was a dog’s breakfast of lies and deceit.  To this very day, many of the Churches of God have refused to acknowledge this.  Admitting their sins against God in regard to this would be a good place to start!

 

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 Church of God that Christ built which relates to these others.  If they are not a part of the Body, then they are not the Church of God.  As Jesus said of them, “Depart from me, you evildoers!

 

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 LawGod’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 comeBUT TO HUMAN BEINGS. It’s human beings who are to rule as sons of Godnot 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 1:12Even 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!  V7Endure 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 (Ephraim is the US) in his sights.  He knows he must eliminate America first, to prevent retaliation.  To do this, he knows he must wipe-out all the nation’s leaders and leave the country rudderless and without a command structure.  In order to do this, Washington will be the prime target. 

 

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 Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God is the event they should be longing for and praying for, because this is where their hope lies.  Because they have no interest in the Kingdom of God and the eventual repatriation of the remnant of the Tribes of Israel, Christians have no idea what to expect.  Yet they frequently parrot the Lord’s Prayer and the words “Thy Kingdom come” and “Thy will be done of earth” – yet they don’t believe a word of it!  They have no interest in doing God’s will on earth and they don’t long for the Kingdom of God to be established, but they’re surely quick to assume themselves to be worthy of rewards.

 

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 Israel and the world of what to expect, and to explain the Scriptures in order that whoever might listen might be spared the horror they now face.  Did anyone imagine that with such ominous disasters pending that will result in the deaths of millions of people – including His people Israel, no less – that God wouldn’t send a prophet to warn?  Well, He did send a prophet at the appointed time; He sent me!  And I have done as I’ve been commanded.  All that I’ve written was under the instructions of God Almighty.  I’m merely the instrument in His hands.  Nothing more – and nothing less!  The difference between me and the many false, self-proclaimed prophets is that I believed God always and never deviated from this belief for any reason.  And the other difference is that I was taught by God Himself!  I’ve merely taught others what God has taught me, thereby leaving aside all the pseudo doctrines and sanctimonious nonsense that vain preachers find so compelling to their congregations.  Never mind that these vain creatures are leading others to their deaths, thereby depriving them of life!  If you are still in awe of the flowery, pathetic nonsense taught by your local preacher as he endeavours to entice you to follow him, then like Humpty-dumpty you’re about to take a great fall.  These mealy-mouthed weaklings will take you nowhere – except to your doom!

 

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!

 

There’s an 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 Temple to teach, until halfway through the Feast. John 7:1-25 “After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. 2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus' brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.”  This goes to prove the adage that a prophet is without honour in his own household.  Before moving on, we should draw attention to the madness of the Catholic Church who claim that the Blessed Mary was a virgin all her life.  Here we find that Jesus had brothers who were born to Mary.  Elsewhere, we also find that He had sisters as well.  And now we find that His brothers thought that Jesus was desirous of becoming a public figurethe sort of fame that human beings are prone to pursue.  Public figures tend to tell the people what they want to hear to gain popularity.  This is the very antithesis of what Jesus was!  The truth is that Jesus spoke in parables so they wouldn’t understand the meaning.

 

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 in Galilee.”  The majority of Jesus’ time in His ministry was spent in Galilee and its surroundings.  V10 “However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, "Where is that man?"  It’s a little odd that these particular Jews were clambering to see Jesus, especially since they didn’t believe Him.  They had been actively campaigning against Him, and had by now gotten the Jewish people divided against Him: V12 “Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man."  Others replied, "No, he deceives the people." 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews.”  What Jews would this be whom they feared?  They were all Jews who attended the Feast, so the particular Jews they feared were the Jewish religious leaders who had actively  been campaigning against Him.  It was well-known that it was dangerous to oppose these Jewish religious leaders!  In fact, it was only John the Baptist and, afterwards, Jesus, who openly challenged them – all others chose to remain quiet.  V14 “Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15 The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having studied?"  This really set the cat among the pigeons!  The Rabbis believed themselves to be the only source of knowledge and they prided themselves in this.  It was unthinkable to allow an ‘uneducated’ man to usurp them – and they bristled with fury!  Jesus response didn’t assuage them, especially when He told them He had been taught by God: V16 “Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. 17 If anyone chooses to do God's will, he WILL FIND OUT whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. 18 He who speaks on his own does so TO GAIN HONOR FOR HIMSELF, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him IS A MAN OF TRUTH; there is NOTHING FALSE ABOUT HIM. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"  Being a man of truth and having nothing false about him, is the hallmark of a true prophet.  As a matter of fact, this is the same sort of language used to describe the one who would precede the Lord Jesus at His second coming – see Mal 2:6-7 True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin. 7 "For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction--because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty.”  Indeed, this Levite priest is the messenger of the LORD who precedes the True Messenger of the Covenant – Jesus Christ (Mal 3:1).  The forerunner of this man was John the Baptist.

 

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 byand 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 Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill? 26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the AUTHORITIES really concluded that he is the Christ? 27 But we know where this man is from; when the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from."  Who dreamt this up?  The Scriptures are very clear where Jesus would come from!  He was born from the line of David, and His ancestry was checked by these very accusers.  This same recorded ancestry is reproduced in two of the Books of the New Testament (Matt 1 and Luke 3).  As we’ve just noticed, all the back-stabbing and innuendoes stopped when Jesus appeared, and the AUTHORITIES quit saying anything.  They knew their reputations were on the line because the people were equally divided on the issue.  Much later, they chose to make their move in secret; in fact, in the middle of the night.  But not this time!  Jesus time had not yet come.

 

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 the Kingdom of God to be established at that time.   It made sense to the people to be on the winning side when it happened.  Their expectations were heightened by hearing Jesus teach, and of course, the miracles, which were clear evidence that Jesus came from God.  The Jewish AUTHORITIES also knew it, and they also knew He was taught by God.  But still they saw Him as an unwelcome competitor for the respect of the people, and they couldn’t allow it.  This hardened their resolve to get rid of Him by any means possible, and killing Him was the preferred option.  These AUTHORITIES were the very ones who claimed to understand the Scriptures and should have known better!  This is true, even today, where we see people motivated to “TO GAIN HONOR FOR HIMSELF” – as we just read – rather than wanting to serve God in Truth and obedience.  The true servants of God are not like this!  People who seek honor and glory for themselves are in for a disappointing time – and this is an understatement!

 

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?

 

Nehushtan’ in 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 Judah, the bronze serpent was destroyed.  Hezekiah had noticed, unbelievably, that people were offering incense to it and worshipping it!  It was supposed to be an object of scorn and derision, which was its intended purpose, but instead they soon forgot and began to worship it: 2Kings 18:3-4 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done. 4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.)” 

 

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.

 

Anyone who 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 by 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 until 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 didwhile John was imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos.  The other Apostles were already dead.

 

Getting back 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: 1Cor 15:24 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 Lake of Fire (Rev 20:14).  Mainstream Christianity loves to quote the above verse “The last enemy to be destroyed is death – assuming it means they are to live forever and never die.  As we just read in John 21:23, even the Apostles falsely believed this of John – until John explained the meaning.  The term ‘Death’ relates to a demon entity who will will be exercising considerable “dominion, authority and power” when Jesus returns.  Death and Hades are also called the ‘Beast’ and the ‘false prophet’ throughout the Book of Revelation.

 

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 fake 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 Fatherthe 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 Israel because of disobedience to His Laws.  Does Christianity today learn from the disasters of the past?  Do they imagine that God has changed His views and now favors disobedience?  Has God shown any indication that His former judgments were wrong?  Apparently not, because none of the Apostles and Prophets ever suggested such a thing!  On the contrary, all that happened in ancient times were for our example – for those on whom the fulfillment of the age has come.

 

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.

 

Nothing has 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 Israel in their own land.  Mal 3:6-7 “I the LORD do not change. So you, O DESCENDANTS OF JACOB, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD Almighty.”  Doesn’t is seem a little strange that Christianity believes God changed His mind about the 12 Tribes of Israel and abandoned them – choosing Gentiles instead?  The option is still there for the Tribes of Israel to return to Him, and He further confirms that He will return to them.

 

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 after the Temple of Solomon was built.  In fact for a thousand years, the Southern nation of Judah maintained its observance on the correct day.  And how do we know this?  Because Jesus Himself was still observing the Sabbath Day on the correct day, 1500 years after the Exodus!  Jesus Christ was confirming that the Sabbath Day observance is to last forever.  There was never a time when Jesus suggested it should be abolished – as fake Christians would have you believe!

 

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 Wall Street, America has become the richest nation on earth.  Yet political theorists would have us believe that by destroying Wall Street, everyone will have a fairer share of the pie.  So community organizers started a movement against their benefactor – Wall Street!  These grubby creatures started camping out in the cities all over America.  All they succeeded in doing was to show what filthy degenerates they are!  The length of time these people engaged in these subversive ‘demonstrations’ showed that none of them work.  They were all just parasites living on society – feeding off the efforts of hard-working Americans.   And they want to tell others how to live?  Have you ever wondered about the origins of the word ‘demonstrations’?  The fact that the word begins with ‘demons’ gives us a fair indication of the intended meaning!  It was just announced on the news that these demonstrating degenerates are paid $60 per day for their efforts.  And who pays them?  It’s the union community organizers!

 

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 (including Australia) demonstrating against ‘corporate greed’.  Call me old-fashioned, but I would have thought the ‘greed’ aspect was coming from those who want what others have earned.   The ‘mums and dads’ who invest in the stock market are happy to receive their dividends as a return on their investments.  As the companies prosper, so their value of their investment increases.  This is how capitalism works, and this is what made the Western nations prosper.  Destroy Wall Street and the whole nation collapses!   This is why the socialist Democrat mirage always ends in failure along with decreased living standards.  By investing in Wall Street, many people are employed in industry which otherwise would have no means of employment.  It’s precisely this investment that has made America great!

 

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 blessings for Israel as long as they obey Him.  This continues through to V14.  Then we read this in V15 However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. 17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. 18 The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. 19 You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.”  It gets even worse as it continues to V68.  These curses overtook the northern Ten Tribes once before in 720BC, when they were taken away into captivity.  But that wasn’t the “fulfillment of the ages”!  As horrible as it was, it was merely a prelude of what will occur in the fulfillment of the ages. 

 

AMERICA IN PROPHECY

 

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 ISRAEL I PROCLAIM WHAT IS CERTAIN.”  In days of old, God gave Ten Tribes to Ephraim; the nation of Judah to the south was left with two.  Ephraim, in these last days, still has Ten Tribes living in their land, and that land is the United States of America.

 

Some may say what about Europe and Britain?  Aren’t these the same people?  Aren’t they Israelites too?  The answer of course is yes, but there is a difference!  The remnant of Ephraim is to be called back to duty first because they will be punished first in the Day of Reckoning!  God has instilled certain qualities in Ephraim which are unique in this world.  Perhaps the reader may not recognize these qualities, but they exist at least among some of the population.  As a nation, they’ve proven themselves to be the most generous and wholehearted people on earth.  Throughout their history they’ve gone to war and vanquished many peoples, but have never sought reparations.  All they sought from the vanquished was repentance for their conduct, and when this was forthcoming, they quickly moved to restore them.  Name any nation in all human history that can compare with America!  Who is always the first nation to offer aid when disasters strike in the world?  It’s America!  Where in all the world is there any nation that possesses the freedoms for their citizens that America has – and which are guaranteed under the Constitution?  There are none!  America stands head and shoulders over all nations when it comes to the right to freely practice religion.  Contrast this with Muslim countries, and you’ll soon see the difference!

 

And herein lies the irony!  Acting as the devil’s scourge, Islam continues to advance their desire for the destruction of America.  There is no logic to their aspirations; none of them have come up with any rational or valid reason for their hatred.  Rather they rely on what their god Allah says about killing all ‘infidels’.  The fact is that they don’t just kill ‘infidels’, they also kill each other.  If there were no ‘infidels’ then they’d be actively killing each other.  Come to think of it, isn’t this what the ‘Arab Spring’ is all about?  Doesn’t their reasoning seem a little demented?  Wouldn’t their interests be better served if they actually worked to produce something of value?  Why the obsession with killing – and especially their own people?  For the answer to this, you would have to ask their father the devil.  God Himself even brought this charge against Satan in Isa 14:19-21 “But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit.  Like a corpse trampled underfoot, 20 you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and KILLED YOUR PEOPLE.  The offspring of the wicked [one] will never be mentioned again. 21 Prepare a place to slaughter his sons for the sins of their forefathers; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.” 

 

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 Israel – all 12 Tribes!  As things presently stand, the first objective is to slaughter Americans and Jews.  Both the Americans and the Jews are super-powers in their own right.  America is a global super-power, while the Israelis are a regional super-power in the Middle East.  When America falls, Britain and Europe will have no-one to rescue them – as America has done in the past in two world wars.  Understandably, Britain and Europe are just filled with gratitude for the efforts of the American people.  Are they really?  In reality, anti-Americanism is just as rife in Europe as it is in the Middle East!  Consequently, Europe is going to have a real hard time of it in the Day of Reckoning!

 

For ten long years America has been at war with Islam – ever since Islam first made known their intentions on 9/11.  Yet this war could only be called a fake war.  No war in human history was waged for the purpose of ‘winning hearts and minds’!  The purpose of war is to kill the enemy and reduce them to nothing – or optionally, unconditional surrender!  This outcome has not been achieved, and there has certainly not been any ‘hearts and minds won’.  So now we have an un-pacified enemy who want to kill all Americans and Jews.  Apparently, according to Obama, the war is over and Obama is very pleased with himself.  Peace at last, the threat is over, and he’s just announced that the armed forces are to find a new home in the Pacific as the base of all future operations.  The ‘tealeaves’ have indicated there is no threat in the Middle East anymore.  I think his ‘better angels’ (a term he likes to use) have been lying to him again.

 

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 America’s naval and military operations?  Well this just happens to be as far away as you can get from the nation of Israel, which will allow Iran to deliver their coup-de-grace unimpeded and wipe out the Jewish State.  Obama seems to be ‘out of the loop’ with the other rulers of the spirit world.  The two prime enemies of Islam are both America and the Israelis.  These other rulers of the spirit world know they must hit both either simultaneously or in quick succession. 

 

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 assemble is WASHINGTON, which is set in the very fertile valley of the Potomac River.  V2 “See, the Lord has one who is powerful and strong.  Like a hailstorm and a destructive wind, like a driving rain and a flooding downpour, he will throw it forcefully to the ground.”  The one who will do this has been known to God for thousands of years.  He is a powerful ruler of the spirit realmand he has a large sword!  God sets up rulers and destroys them, and this ruler is about to get a run at what he does best – the destruction of the House of Israel among other things.  He’s a powerful beast, but no-where near as powerful as another who is yet to arise and seize power in his turn.

 

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 Holy Land?  Zech 12:5-9 “Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, `THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM ARE STRONG, BECAUSE THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS THEIR GOD.'  Then the Jews will follow suit and take up arms against the Islamic hordes: V6 "On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. 7 "The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the HOUSE OF DAVID and of Jerusalem's inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the HOUSE OF DAVID will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.”  There’ll be no more deadbeat armies who don’t know how to wage war once the Kingdom of God is taken by force!  From that time on, the House of David will be like God as they wage war.  They will know that God’s way is right!  Since Islam must be eliminated from the planet, the sooner it’s accomplished the better.  Wherever the reader happens to be in that day, presuming you are still alive, you’re sure to have a healthier respect for God and His great power.  Once the scales fall from your eyes, you will see things a whole lot more clearly. 

 

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 Jerusalem and naturally enough, they are devoted Christians as followers of Jesus Christ.  The first realization of this by the Jewish leaders will be when they say, `THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM ARE STRONG, BECAUSE THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS THEIR GOD.'  This is when they follow them in battle!  This clearly indicates the difference between Jews and wimpish Christians – who hide behind a false façade!  Christians seem to have a hard time distinguishing between their enemies and God’s enemies!  Lamentably, most Christians are going to find out that they are God’s enemies too!  They’ve never believed Him and they’ve never obeyed Him, so what possible favor could they expect from Him?  God remains unimpressed with their sanctimonious and deceptive nonsense as a form of godliness.  And isn’t the instruction to have nothing to do with them? (2Tim 3:5).  This Brotherhood does recruit from them, but only after they repent and turn to God in obedience.  This door, however, will soon slam shut.

 

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 China, Russia and India, all of whom well-know that Islam is not a peaceful religion, but they take the view that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’.  And who do they consider to be their enemy?  It’s America!  They also take the view that if America were taken out of the way, then the world would be a better place.  These nations know they are not at liberty to eliminate Muslims from within their borders because if would result in interference from America – who are always the first to trumpet the fiction of ‘human rights’.  Isn’t it logical to conclude that Russia, China and India have the right to decide who will live in their respective countries?  If they want to drive out ‘undesirables’, then it’s none of America’s business and they have no right to object!  Perhaps America should put their own house in order first.  They have jihadist cells proliferating all over their country, and they seem too blind to notice. 

 

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 Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him.”  Ephraim is growing old on many levels and yet he still doesn’t notice the gray hairs which indicate he is approaching the end of his life.  And in: V17 “Woe to them, because they have strayed from me!  Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me!  I long to redeem them but they speak lies against me.”  It’s a sad fact of life that when people prosper they tend to turn away from God.  And to justify their positions, they resort to telling lies about God.  They look down on others who seek to worship God as being primitive and even superstitious!  That is, until they’re on their deathbed!  Then they seek the services of the highest ranking religious official to reside over their burial.  Funny people!

 

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 of Washington are drunk on wine of a different category.

 

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 vomitall of which is filth in God’s eyes!  We’ve just seen the President of the United States of America apologize to Islam because some “holy” Korans were burnt in Afghanistan.  This disgusting mendicant had the gall to apologize because some scraps of paper were burned; all this after 3,000+ Americans were burned alive or crushed in the Twin Towersby Islam!  You’ll recall that no-one heard any profuse apologies from Islam when this happened!  Instead we saw Muslims dancing in the streets for joy.  So you’ll understand why the vomit of these legislators of THAT CITY of Washington is considered to be filth in God’s eyes! 

 

But getting back the reference to wine, wine is the fruit of the vine and Jesus Christ is identified as the True Vine. John 15:1-5 "I am 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 vineyardthe true home of Christians? Isa 5:7 "The VINEYARD of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden of his delight.  And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress."  For all intents and purposes of Bible Prophecy, Ephraim is the House of Israel.  There is much, much more that could be said about these things, but we’re about to find out that God ranks Ephraim above every other Israelite nation – with the exception of the Jews who have remained faithful to Him for thousands of years.  Jesus Christ came only to the ‘lost sheep of Israel’.  As we previously read, His message reached Britain and Europe and these became Christian nations.  But this wasn't the final destination.  The final destination was to come one-and-half millennia later.  The target zone was Ephraim, who would still be 'lost' to their own origins and unaware they were the 'lost sheep of Israel' and not Gentiles.  Anyone who understands Bible Prophecy would know that most of the prophecies were destined for fulfilment only after Ephraim came to great prominence in the world.  Ephraim is also the home of the true Churches of God – who obey God’s Commandments and who keep God’s Annual Holydays faithfully.  For this reason, God is prepared to overlook their appalling record of teaching their own conjured-up prophecy – provided they repent!  The Churches of God have not had any prophets in these last days, even though some of them thought they were prophets.  You’ve got to admit they flanged together some ridiculous scenarios, none of which could they proven from the Bible, and none of which came true.  It was all just figments of their imagination.  Did they ever read 2Pet 1:19-21?  If they did, then they were never restrained by it!

 

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 Israel.  But he became guilty of Baal worship and died.”  Baal worship eh?  That would be right!  Baal is the devil; his other name is ‘Allah’.  No nation is willing to provoke an all-out fight with America.  If it were left to the human race then no nation would risk a war with America.  America has an arsenal of weapons that could kill everyone on earth, but thankfully these weapons are in the right hands.  If they were in the hands of a despot, then circumstances would be completely different.  The mere threat of this great arsenal of nuclear weapons has deterred the nations from provoking an all-out war with America.  America happens to be the only nation who has ever used these weapons in war – and with justification!

 

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, proclaiming 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 earthAmerica!  When America is “taken out of the way”, that is, destroyed, then the forces of evil, which come under the description of the WORK OF SATAN, will have a free hand to do as they please!  V8 “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy BY THE SPLENDOR OF HIS COMING.”  The Beast and the False Prophet will be captured and thrown in the Lake of FireRev 19:20 when the Lord Christ returns.  V9The 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.” 

 

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 waybefore 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.  America should have known that they must not learn the way of the heathen, and yet they chose to totally immerse themselves in multiculturalism, and now they are going down the road to Marxist communism through the demented socialist-left.  The very thrust and ambition of the present administration in Washington is to ‘spread the wealth around’!  Unlike God, the Democrats don’t believe in a system of rewards for responsible living.  Neither does fake Christians for that matter!  As for ‘spreading the wealth around’, remember God inspired the symbol on the dollar bill as a constant reminder of what will lead to the demise of America – the largest Christian nation on earth.  God doesn’t favour the undeserving, and it’s as well to learn this lesson now.

 

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 Mount of Olives following His resurrection, the two angels who were standing there spoke of a completely different return.  This is what the angels said: Acts 1:10-11 “They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the SAME WAY you have seen him go into heaven."  There were eleven disciples standing there viewing this departure (V12-13).  They were told by the two angels that Jesus would return in the SAME WAY they had seen Him go.  And His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and He will arrive in the presence of His disciples.  Not the same disciples who are presently dead, but at a much later time when circumstances will be completely different, it will be another group of disciples.  On that day, He will enter Jerusalem through the King’s Gate.

 

We know that the people of Jerusalem, at the time of His first appearance, welcomed Jesus as their King, when He rode into Jerusalem on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  This is a prophecy, which was fulfilled by Jesus at His earlier appearance and which we read in Zech 9:9-16 “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”  This is what Jesus fulfilled at His first appearance, when He entered Jerusalem.  Yet the next verse speaks of a wholly different time.  It speaks of a time when Ephraim’s power will be broken along with the power of Judah.  V10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken.  He will proclaim peace to the nations.  His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.”  When Jesus first appeared, Ephraim was not a recognized force in the world.  In fact, no-one at that time even knew where Ephraim was.  And anyway, they were certainly not a formidable power at that time.  Today, however, they are the mightiest power on earth, and the very one who holds back the treachery of the nations.  V11 “As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.”  This speaks of both Judah and Ephraim.  It was Ephraim who was given Ten Tribes of Israel.  The Blood of God’s Covenant was with the 12 Tribes of Israel, and later, the Lord Jesus established the Blood of the Covenant with His disciples, through His own body and blood.  He sacrificed Himself on their behalf.  The Blood of this Covenant required His disciples to do likewise.  A covenant is a mutual agreement or contract where both parties agree to perform certain functions or obligations.  It’s something other than a mere declaration of intent by one party only.

 

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 or 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 Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim.  I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a warrior's sword.”  Here we see that the Sons of Zion are roused against the armies of Greecethe Greek Macedonian Empire, which we spoke of earlier.  This is a reference to the King of Greece who is the Beast himself!  This demon ruler is evil personified!  Against overwhelming odds, the Sons of Zion prepare for battle.  With massive armies closing in on Jerusalem, the people will lose their courage and seek terms for peace.  The Sons of Zion will find themselves standing alone and firmly resisting (Dan 11:32).  The people will make a covenant with the Beast for peace and open the gates for him to enter.  The reader will understand how provocative this will be to God!  They will literally be making a covenant with, arguably, the most evil demon who ever lived.  He’ll actually set himself up in the Temple of God and claim to be God, and it will all be done with Satan’s consent and approval.  Both Satan and the Beast are for anything that results in the humiliation of the Creator God.  What they don’t know is that God Himself has set them up for the greatest fall of all – total destruction!

 

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 America will be a distant memory – totally overrun and trampled underfoot, long before the Beast appears.  At that time the Beast will make his move, and the False Prophet will follow.  The official religion will be a pagan one, and everyone will be required to worship the Beast.  This god is not Allah!  Allah is the devil, and the devil will relinquish his power, throne and great authority to this powerful demon: Rev 13:2 “….The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.”  If you wonder why the dragon would do this, you will realize that his Muslim hordes will be thoroughly decimated and rendered powerless by the House of David and things will be looking grim for any sort of revival.  The Muslim fiction that Allah is the only god is about to be overturned when they begin to worship the beast and his image – or die!  Being the opportunists that they are, Muslims will side with the beast (after he conquers them of course) and will willingly join him in the total destruction of the 12 Tribes of Israel.  The remnant of the Tribes of Israel will be hunted down wherever they still reside, and their only option will be to accept the ‘mark of the beast’ – or die!  It’s worth pointing out that the 2nd Commandment states that God is a jealous God, and anyone who worships a demon is going to be burned alive.  See, you’ve been told well in advance!  When the day comes, prepare to go as a sheep to the slaughter in obedience to God if you hope to live again.  Going to the slaughter is the price you must pay by refusing the ‘mark of the Beast’.  The alternative is to die at the hands of God in the Lake of fire in the presence of all His angels: Rev 14:9-13 “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. 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." 

 

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 of the Holy Land.  Because he has suborned the Muslim hordes, there will be some in the Holy Land who’ll believe him to be a ‘white knight’ and will encourage him.  However, those who know their God will firmly resist him!  The details go on about how he will sit in the Temple of God and claim to be God – as we just read in 2Thess 2:4.  Shortly after this, those who don’t know their God will see armies beginning to amass on their borders.   They’ll become alarmed – and with good reason!

 

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, Britain and Europe and all the Israelites scattered around the earth.  All of which are Christian nations – or they were until everyone went insane over the multicultural experiment, which has utterly failed to deliver the promised result.  Now they have the enemy living right among them!  In addition to this, Ephraim also have the enemy residing in the White House and steering the nation down the road to oblivion.  This maniacal President hasn’t secured the southern border, which is a high priority given the present circumstances, and yet apparently he has no intention of doing so.  It was recently reported that the materials for this southern boundary wall are being stored at a cost of $46 million per year and the work has been effectively stopped.  This President has no intention of protecting the America people, which is his first duty! 

 

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 Jerusalem as its capital.  To Satan, this was a horrific setback, so he set about inflaming his Muslim hordes against them, and even managed to coax them into a series of wars against the Jews.  To Satan’s abject horror, God gave the Jews victory on every occasion, and Satan’s forces were smashed to pieces.

 

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 America and Europe, and of all places – in Christianity!  These so-called ‘Christian’ churches have become very vocal against the Jews in favour of Satan’s Muslim hordes.  They speak of the Jews as if they were the most disgusting people on earth.  When the trap is sprung, they are going to find out that Jesus Christ was right all along.  The Jews will be the ones to bring salvation to them.  At that time, these crazy demented, fake Christians will be thankful that the Jews are such forgiving people.  Mind you, it won’t help those who have told lies in God’s Name.  They’ve already determined their own fate!  These things serve to demonstrate that God is a God of justice, and justice will be done!

 

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 Louisville in 2011 at a religious symposium.  Naturally enough, their ‘whipping-boy’ was the Jews, whom they claimed had no rights to the Holy Land – a claim they lavishly sought to make, which we read in this report: <quote> At the Louisville’s symposium, Rev. Eugene March, professor emeritus of Old Testament at Presbyterian Seminary, said the Jewish right to the holy land is “invalid,” while Rev. Gary Burge, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, said that “Jesus subverted the land politics of Judaism” and criticized “the territorial worldview of Judaism.” It is hard to imagine uglier slander. <endquote>. Everyone, it seems, has a right to live in peace – except the Jews!  The writer of this article referred to these comments as ugly slander, which it was!  But he also points out that these two religious hypocrites, posing as representatives of God, make the claim that Jesus Christ subverted the Jewish claim to the Holy City and the Holy Land.  They’d have a very difficult time proving this from the Bible!  In fact, the Truth is the exact opposite!  It will be mainstream Christians, and especially Presbyterians, who will have extreme difficulty in entering the Kingdom of God.  It was, in fact, the Presbyterians who made a big show of divesting of all investments in Jewish companies.  So they must be seen to pay the penalty for their treachery, and – trust methey will!  The example of the Presbyterians shows just how divisive false Christianity can be.  They know there is nothing in the Bible that favours Arabs over the Jews.  In fact, Arabs have no favour with God at all!  Yet these Presbyterians use their fake Christianity to garner favour with them by ostracizing Jews.

 

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 Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”.  Jesus Christ preached repentance: Matt 4:17 "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand".  Also in Luke 13:3, Luke 17:3.  The Apostles preached repentance: Mark 6:12 “And they went out, and preached that men should repent".  The Apostle Peter preached repentance: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19.  Luke preached repentance to all men: Acts 17:30 "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent.”  Even though people are still living in ignorance, God gives them the chance to repent.  We are now passing out of the times of ignorance, when the evidence of God’s Truth will be made known to all.  Those who have willingly blinded themselves to God’s Truth will, unfortunately for them, continue to be blind until they are swept away by wave after wave of calamities.

 

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, Rome, they claimed, was really ‘Babylon’!  Really?  Rome was well established by this name long before Christianity, and even today, Rome still exists by that name.  These false prophets would have you believe that when God gave the Book of Revelation to John on the Isle of Patmos, and spoke in defamatory terms against Babylon, He was really speaking about Rome.  In the minds of these maniacs, God was all confused!  However, in the last few years, these false prophets have been withdrawing their crazy books and articles after realizing they were the ones who were confused.  Having made themselves look like complete idiots, they’ve refocused their efforts to discredit the messenger.  What they don’t know, however, is that their hatred and venom is being recorded, and they are actively heaping coals of fire on their own heads!

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 America.  Islam went crazy at the use of this term, and it’s never officially been used again.  Suddenly we find we are not waging war against Islam to punish them for their outrages, but to ‘win their hearts and minds’.  At that very moment the war was lost!  As we all know, the very stated purpose of this war never eventuated – no hearts and minds were won!  Instead America is arguably the most hated nation on earth – particularly in the 57 Muslim states around the world.  Somehow, the might of the American military failed to understand that the purpose of war is to kill the enemy and reduce them to groveling mendicants.  In other words to make them grovel for their needs and provisions and to provide reparations to the victor.  Isn’t this how wars have always been fought – successfully I might add! 

 

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 Israel, and called for Agag to be brought in.  Samuel immediately hacked him to death on the spot.  The account can be read in 1Sam 15:20-33.  The lesson to learn here is that the Prophets of God don’t show mercy to God’s enemies!  And neither should Christian nations!

 

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!

 

Just to digress for a moment, concerning the ripping open of pregnant women, it happens to be practice unique in history by those who surround the Holy Land, and there are many recorded instances of it.  Here’s a few of them: 2Kings 8:12-13 “Why is my lord weeping?" asked Hazael.  "Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites," he answered. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and RIP OPEN THEIR PREGNANT WOMEN." 13 Hazael said, "How could your servant, a mere dog, accomplish such a feat?"  "The LORD has shown me that you will become king of Aram," answered Elisha.”  It seems that everytime an evil man becomes ruler, he commits atrocities to stamp his authority on the people.  This is another account: 2Kings 15:16 “At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and RIPPED OPEN ALL THE PREGNANT WOMEN.”  The Book of Hosea is prophecy about Ephraim in the last days, when the DAY OF RECKONING comes:  Hos 13:16 “The people of Samaria (the northern Ten Tribes of Israel) must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God.  They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, THEIR PREGNANT WOMEN RIPPED OPEN."  In the next verse God explains the reason for their punishment: Hos 14:1 “Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God.  Your sins have been your downfall!  The Prophet Amos also speaks of these things, and this time it concerns the Jordanians (anciently called Moab and Ammon):  Amos 1:13 “This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath.  Because he RIPPED OPEN THE PREGNANT WOMEN of Gilead in order to extend his borders….”  This is the mindset of these evil creatures to commit atrocities in order to terrorize their enemies.  There is nothing so blood-curdlingly evil than RIPPING OPEN THE BELLIES OF PREGNANT WOMEN, but this is the type of evil these satanic creatures indulge in.  As we spoke about earlier, this is just another ‘form of contraception’ to prevent the enemy from growing stronger.  It’s a well-entrenched rule of demon rulers!  It’s not our purpose to dwell on such terrible things, so we’ll move on without further comment.

 

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.

 

Jesus Christ 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 thelost sheep of Israel’, so at the very outset, the Jewish Christians knew their duty was to take the message to these ‘lostTen Tribes – who no longer lived in the Middle East.   They were far-removed and living in Britain and Europe.  In fact, the Celtic Israelites had been living in Britain for six centuries.  Their power and influence extended all over Europe and all the way to Galatia in the Middle East.  These are the nations who became the Christians of the world in fulfillment of Jesus’ declaration.

 

There’s a song called “Jerusalem”, which was written by William Blake in 1808 (which happens to be the anthem of this Brotherhood).  This song refers to a legend which suggests that Jesus Christ once walked the hills of England.  While there is no historic proof of this, being merely a legend, yet it’s certainly not impossible that He could have traveled there in His earlier life with His uncle, Joseph of Arimathea (thought to be Mary’s brother).  Joseph had extensive tin-mining interests in Cornwall, England, and traveled frequently to the region.  Knowing the circumstances of Jesus birth to his virgin sister Mary, Joseph took great interest in the welfare of the boy Jesus.  As we read earlier, Joseph of Arimathea actually became a disciple of Jesus after He began His ministry.  Following the death of Jesus’ presumed father Joseph, sometime after Jesus turned 12, Joseph of Arimathea became a mentor to the growing Jesus – until the Student became the Master!

 

So when Jesus Christ proclaimed that He had come only to the ‘lost sheep of Israel’ we get a good idea of whom He was referring to.  He was referring to the 10 Tribes of Israel who settled in Britain and Europe, and who all became Christian nations!  From this we can conclude that Jesus’ words were fulfilled.  It was in this region of the world that the Scriptures were first machine-printed and made available to everyone in their own first language.  This enabled everyone to understand the Scriptures.  Well, not quite!  We have the same situation today, where the Scriptures are available to everyone, yet no-one understands the message.  Until the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church dictated doctrine, and because they alone had the Scriptures in Latin, they fiercely opposed the Scriptures being made available to the common people in their common language.  The story is that when the printing presses began to roll, the Roman Catholic Church (and some of the Protestants for that matter) endeavoured to buy the entire output of Bibles and destroy them.  Foolishly, in doing so, they actually funded an even greater printing run, until finally, they either had to give up or go broke.  So they started their witchhunt against what they called ‘heretics’.  We call this witchhuntThe Inquisition”.  Under torture, the victim had to either recant or die.

 

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 lawlessand He never has! 

 

Then we have modern-day Christians who don’t even know the difference between the ‘lostTribes of Israel and the Jews.  There were 12 Tribes of Israel, and only one Tribe comprised of Jewsthe House of Judah.  The other Tribes became nations in their own right, and today they live in Britain, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, with a few other pockets of them scattered around the earth.  It’s these who are the ‘lost’ ten Tribes of Israel – also called the House of Israel as distinct from the House of Judah.  When you see ignorant Christians mouthing off about the Jews – as if the Jews are the whole 12 Tribes of Israel – you instantly know these ignorant people know nothing about the Scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles used!  It’s the appalling ignorance of these people who think that all Israelites are Jews that is so mind-numbing.  Have they ever really read the Scriptures?  How could they not know this?  The Old Testament was the only Scripture that existed in that time.  It was the Old Testament which Jesus and the Apostles taught from, yet it’s these same Scriptures that Christianity rejects today.  It brings to mind one raving maniac (one of many), who claims the spurious book of Galatians overrides everything in the Scriptures which Jesus used.  This madman seems to believe that God is going to kill everyone who obeys Him, while planning to spare all the lawless and richly reward them.  Such reasoning is utterly satanic in origin!  When you encounter people as dangerously illogical as these types of people, you know that there are satanic forces involved.  Merely listening to such people will only hasten your peril.

 

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 Saintsthe 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.

 

There are 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 Church of God.  When the Church of God met together, it was for the purpose of studying the Scriptures and learning.  It was not for the purpose of pomp and ceremony and the type of pageantry we see today.

 

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 Temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God (that is the repository of God’s Holy Spirit).  As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."  Deceivers don’t have God’s Holy Spirit, because God gives His Spirit only to those who obey Him (Acts 5:32). 

 

Have you noticed the macabre reasoning of those who refuse to obey the ONE LAWGIVERGod 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 JESUSeither!

 

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 alreadysaved’?  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 Jerusalem and were buried there.  It was a mini-resurrection of Saints following the death of Jesus.  Matt 27:51-53 “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many HOLY PEOPLE who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.”  These HOLY PEOPLE (Saints) went on to live out the rest of their lives.  It wasn’t a resurrection of all the Saints, but only those who were known by the living when they died, and it only happened in Jerusalem.  These people, who were known to be dead, created quite a stir when they appeared alive.  This is what makes the Saints such courageous people.  They know that God can raise them from the dead at any time He wishes.  When the Holy Spirit within them returns to God, it takes with it the pattern of the deceased.  If there is no Holy Spirit present, then there is no pattern!  Consequently, there is no resurrection for anyone who doesn’t have God’s Holy Spirit.  Remember Acts 5:32 “We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."  The Holy Spirit is the witness for the Saints!  Without the Holy Spirit, no-one has any witness for any resurrection, and therefore there is no pattern by which they can be reproduced.

 

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.

 

The Chief Cornerstone depicted on the US one dollar note.

If 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 Indian Oceans and all the inland seas, leaving the Pacific Ocean as the only ocean.  The most southerly part of this inverse triangle would be Antarctica.  So why did David use two pyramid shapes interwoven together?  He was showing us what the face of the earth once looked like, and what it has become.  It was through DAVID that we learn that God is going to RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH – which is of course the landmass!  Another interesting point is that when the original landmass is migrated back to what it once was, then Jerusalem becomes the exact center of it (see Eze 5:5).  The reason David included two interwoven Pyramid shapes was to indicate that one of these shapes will emerge as the original, with the chief cornerstone (the uppermost block on a pyramid) will be pointing to the north.  Presently the chief cornerstone is in the extreme south – Antarctica no less!  It’s to be hoped that all readers are familiar with the Scriptures which identify the Lord Jesus as the Chief Cornerstone.  Americans can look at their dollar bill and see the illuminated upper-stone of the Pyramid.  This Illuminated Rock represents Jesus Christ, and God inspired its use on the dollar bill for the purpose of reminding Americans who they are in the annals of Bible Prophecy.

 

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.

 

This is a schematic drawing for illustration purposes only.  It’s not designed for scaled accuracy.  This is the inverse view of the original face of the earth.

 

 

The Prophet 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 Washington – which we were discussing earlier (Isa 28:1-6).  Isn’t America, the largest Christian nation on earth, which is supposed to be listening to the Chief Cornerstone?  Does the Book of Ephesians ring any bells?  Eph 2:19-22 “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with CHRIST JESUS HIMSELF as the CHIEF CORNERSTONE. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”  God lives in the Saints through His Holy Spirit, and they are a sanctuary or holy temple in the Lord.  What is more, the Chief Cornerstone Jesus is always their guiding Head – the uppermost Rock of their structure – who towers over them all!  What is so amazing about this is that Americans carry around in their pockets the dollar bills which serve as constant reminders of the Chief Cornerstone.   What nation on earth has this constant reminder on them at all times?  Only America! 

 

America has yet another distinction!  It’s America which has spawned the lunatic conspiracy theorists, who speak of the ‘illuminati’ and the ‘new world order’ (NWO) along with the Freemasons, the Knights Templar, and always in derogatory terms.  In their minds, these are the most evil people on the planet.  The symbol of the Pyramid with the illuminated Cornerstone on the dollar bill is the most detestable of all symbols to these conspiracy fools.  Are you going to continue to follow the ideas of these maniacs who have insulted the Chief Cornerstonethe Lord Jesus?  If you do, then you will do so at your own peril!  You’ll pay the greatest price that you could possibly pay!

 

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-bringerthe 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.

 

All these things raise the question of Antarctica – the original upper bloc of the single landmass which is illuminated on the dollar bill.  It seems to be a trackless wasteland of snow and ice today.  I don’t know how many of our readers are familiar with the exploits of Admiral Richard Byrd, who led an expedition to the ANTARCTIC with a huge armada of ships and aircraft.  Afterwards he gave a report to both the President and the Pentagon which stunned them, and resulted in them deciding to sideline the Admiral.  They held him for many hours under questioning, and some wanted to lock him up in a madhouse.  What did he say in this report that so shocked everyone?

 

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.

 

Part 2.  The untold UFO war in Antarctica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn0prGhLCR8&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Part 3.  The untold UFO war in Antarctica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=LSd0Sm0SA7w&NR=1

 

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 himselfThe Master’, so this story indicates that Satan has a base in Antarctica – the very place where he exhibited delusions of grandeur for himself, along with the ambition to take over the Throne of Almighty God.  The real significance of this would not be realized without knowing what Antarctica represents on the original FACE OF THE EARTH, which is to be renewed.

 

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 starts on America, the looneys will believe that America is a war-monger who has been mercilessly persecuting Muslims and deserve what they get.  Apart from most of the world, about half of the American people believe this.  Reality will hit home when their City of Washington is destroyed.  When they scrape up the remains of their lawgivers into buckets for burial, some might begin to review their philosophy.  But then again, perhaps not!  Most people will be too busy trying to survive!  Virtually every nation on earth will be seeking plunder from the US.  Shipping merchants will make a financial killing in that day!  And the plundering will go on for years until nothing of value is left.

 

America has been blessed more than any other nation on earth, and all the blessings came from God.  Therefore, God demanded much more of them.  He established them with wisdom, power and great wealth, and their founding fathers set their course giving them the most outstanding and wise Constitution that has ever been written.  In the course of human events, there is nothing that compares with it, nor could ever, apart from the Constitution that God Himself gave through His servant Moses.  So Ephraim has tried it their way, but now it will be God’s Way where their destiny lies.

 

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 todayyou will be with me in paradise”.  Paradise is to be on earth, and when He returns, Jesus will be here on the earth with all the Saints.

 

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 JESUSwhich 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 Jesuswhich 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 and 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.  V18 “Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are SIGNS AND SYMBOLS in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.”  When these things are fulfilled, there will be children of God dwelling on Mount Zion, and the LORD Almighty will be with them and dwelling in them.  We’ve just been speaking about SIGNS AND SYMBOLS and how they relate to what happened to the earth.  The House of Israel is not interested in this, because they have their own crackpot theories!  We’ve given many signs and symbols, but even Christianity prefers their own – and believe me, it’s not helping their cause!

 

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 Ephraim is taken out of the way.  Only then will the Beast be revealed.  So there is no point in anticipating the appearance of the Beast anytime soon.  America is a nation of 300 million people, and this many people don’t disappear over night.  They’ll be shattered as a nation in the Day of Reckoning, but they’ll still exist as a scattered people even though vastly decimated – and the killing will go on for years.

 

Try to imagine the situation today.  America seems to believe that the enemy is a few isolated terrorists.  The nations where these terrorists came from, like Saudi Arabia from where bin Laden came, are considered ‘moderates’ even though the people teach ‘death to Americans and Jews’ in their Mosques and schools.  You have to admit that the American leadership has some funny ideas about the enemy!  After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, America didn’t just go after those Japs who actually did the bombing – they went after the whole nation!  This is normal, logical reasoning!  Isn’t it logical then, that America would have waged war against Islam after 9/11?  Wasn’t the dancing in the streets in Muslim cities enough to convince them of who the enemy are?  And haven’t events since then justified global action to eliminate all Muslims?  Before you venture an opinion, be aware that Almighty God has decreed that every last one of them on earth must be killed.

 

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 America could do right now is to bomb the Muslim hordes back to the stone-age.  Do the American people know how many problems this would solve?  This is what the lessons of history are teaching us.  First rule is, don’t placate the enemy – because they’ll only grow stronger!  The second rule is to destroy them so thoroughly, that they can never arise again to continue their carnage.  How did Germany and Japan go in WW2?  Were they utterly crushed as fighting forces along with hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties?  And did this result in a good outcome?  You bet it did!  What is more, this catastrophic defeat turned them into two of the most peaceful nations on earth, with no desire for conquest again.  Both Germany and Japan received severe and just punishment for their crimes and their ‘conquest’ mentality was destroyed.  Both were reduced to beggar status, with survival their only hope.  Then the greatness of America came to the fore as they extended mercy to the survivors.  The decisions which America made in the aftermath of the war were godlike. The quality of the mercy shown to the vanquished eclipsed every other nation on earth.  Plundering, reparations and revenge were not sought by America in the aftermath; instead America extended mercy.  And this puts America head and shoulders above all the other nations.

 

Is it any wonder that God loves the American people?  America has fought many wars – but never for gain!  They only fought for justice!  So what has gone wrong that Almighty God now plans to bring the Day of Reckoning upon them?  There are many reasons, and all of them have crept incrementally on the general public.  We’ve all seen the insidious rise of neo-communism disguised as socialism among the Democrats.  Community organizers have been rampant in destroying the values of the American people with particular emphasis on the destruction of Christian values.  As early as the 60’s, school prayers were banned, and all Bible discussion in the schools were banned along with the free expression of one’s faith.  This was the prelude to introducing ‘evolution’ in the schools, which was designed to ridicule the existence of God.  It became fashionable to be an evolutionist once it became shrouded in ‘intellectualism’ while those who maintained their faith in the Creator God were viewed as superstitious fools.  The desire to appear ‘wise’ or ‘intelligent’ has been the overriding factor in the destruction of Christian values. 

 

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 against Jerusalem and the outcome will be decisive.  This return of Jesus Christ and the Battle of Armageddon, however, is many years in the future!  So don’t be expecting the imminent return of the Lord Jesus when things start to turn ugly!  It’s not going to happen!

 

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 America’s power so that rogue nations will have nothing to fear from any form of retaliation.  To mask the impact of this horrendous decision, Obama decided to appear Kennedyesque and announce plans for establishing a manned base on Planet Mars.  You might have thought that the natural response to this would be the men in white coats arriving at the White House armed with straight-jackets.  So far there has been no sign of them.  I think if you were to ask the average American to gauge their priorities between a manned base on Planet Mars and maintaining a prepared army against a determined foe, the decision would be obvious.  But not to Obama!

 

I think we all know that Barrack Obama is unlikely to attack Iran.  He’s unlikely to do anything to protect the American people – especially as Commander-in-Chief, who traditionally declares war.  As far as protecting the American people is concerned, he’s already demonstrated his intent by stopping the building of the wall on the southern border.  So it’s obvious that Obama is not planning to attack Iran, because everything he says or does indicates otherwise.  Even though Obama is a Sunni Muslim and Iranians are Shi’iteand there is hostility between these two branches of Islam – the fact remains that to a Sunni Muslim, even Shi’ites are better than Christians and Jews.  Obama is fixated with the desire to see the Iranians destroy the Israelis, and he has no intention of throwing any obstacles in their way.  Even the pathetic sanctions that were proposed through the UN were doomed to fail because Russia and China had already declared their intention to veto them.

 

Obama has a strategy to destroy the Israelis who, he believes, are the sole cause of all the hatred and animosity in the Middle East, and afterwards the Muslims would love him.  He’s banking on the fact that the American people would see the prospect of peace once the Israelis are no more, and will accept it as a fait accompli.  Distasteful, sure!  But a reasonable price for peace in his mind!  As reassuring as this may be to Obama, he still thinks like a Muslim and still believes he can fool ‘infidels’.  However, his plan has not factored in the Iranian mindset.  Obama constantly overlooks the Iranian-declared hatred for Americansnot just Jews.  The real ruler of Iran, who is not flesh and blood, knows he will never gain ascendancy in the world until America is taken out of the way!  This ruler knows he would be a sitting duck if a new President were elected – and he knows he must act first – which is what Bible Prophecy predicts anyway!

 

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 Iran (Persia).  This spirit being’s name is Cyrus.

 

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 this: Luke 1:67-80 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:  68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the HOUSE OF HIS SERVANT DAVID 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us-- 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the MOST HIGH; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the RISING SUN will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.”  John the Baptist didn’t fulfill all that was prophesied about him, because he died prematurelyas did Jesus Christ!  Neither John nor Jesus fulfilled all that is written about them.  So Zechariah’s prophecy, which was given through God’s Holy Spirit (V67), will have a final fulfillment.  The very Book that speaks of the Elijah who will prepare the way for the Lord Jesus, the Book of Malachi, in Mal 4:5, speaks of another Elijah, who will also prepare the way for Jesus Christbefore the Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD comes!

 

In accordance with Zechariah’s prophecy, his son John, who was the Elijah to comeat that time was to be a horn of salvation in the House of David.  John, you’ll recall, was a Leviteas 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 Israel from the hand of their enemies (V74 above).  All of which puts a whole new complexion on the meaning of salvation.  It’s this salvation that will be of the greater interest to the House of Israel in the Great and Dreadful Day of the LORD!

 

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 Holy Land until he finally either killed them or drove them out.  The House of David is to arise again, and it will be established by the Elijah to come.  Elijah will be the Horn of Salvation to effect the rescue.  Elijah and his band of Brothers are mere human beings – just as David was, and also John the Baptist.  But they will be empowered with supernatural powers, just as the Scriptures say in Zech 12:8-9 “On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the HOUSE OF DAVID will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.” 

 

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 Saintswho 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 America!  The United States Constitution guaranteed freedom for their citizens along with the right to worship without persecution or fear.  Perhaps the House of Israel doesn’t realize how important this provision was to God.  Yet as we just read in the Book of Luke, this is the same commission that was prophesied to be fulfilled by Elijah to come: Luke 1:72-75 “to show mercy to our fathers and to REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, AND TO ENABLE US TO SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE HIM ALL OUR DAYS.”  But first, Christians must be rescued from the hand of their enemy.  Only then will they be free to serve God in holiness and righteousness – according to God’s Law, and without fear of the enemy.  Unlike the faithful Jewish people, the House of Israel has refused to obey God’s Law.  Hence the punishment that is coming upon them!

 

Is it easier to be a Christian today than it’s been during the past two millennia?  It certainly is in America!  In a world where people are free to worship without restrictions from governments or authorities, God, understandably, would expect more of them.  Not only do Christians today have free right of expression of their beliefs, they also have full access to the Scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles used, in addition to the New Testament.  No longer are they reliant on others to tell them what the Scriptures say – which has been the case down through the ages.  So obviously, we should now expect that every Christian would now agree on doctrine!  But such is not the case, is it?  There are now tens of thousands of differing Christian groups that can’t even agree on the most fundamental tenets of Christian belief.  There has never been a religion that has had so many opposing doctrines, and neither has there ever been so much internal hatred for opposing views.  It’s a strange situation where so many different churches could use the same instruction Book and yet disagree on so many points of doctrine.

 

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 Mecca and Medina.  Yet Jerusalem is not even mentioned in the Koran!  So why are they so obsessed with killing all the Jews (along with Christians) living in the Holy Land?  They don’t even care that, in doing so, they will kill a large proportion of the million+ Muslims living there.  The only reason they want to conquer the Holy Land and the Holy City Jerusalem is to prevent the Kingdom of God being established.

 

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 Kingdom of God could never be established according to Bible Prophecy.  Hitler-the-man didn’t have the brains to be concerned about such matters himself; he was merely a puppet in the hands of his demon handler.  This demon ruler knew what the game-plan was, and wiping out the Jews was the number one priority.  Whenever Nazi Germany had a territorial conquest, the first order of the day was to round up all the Jews for extermination and to kill anyone who was suspected of offering them safe harbor.

 

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!

 

Paul’s statement 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 Tarsus – who once rounded up Christians for execution.  So the Apostle Paul knew the mindset of those who hated Christians so much that they had to put them to death.  As we all realize, this was a bad mistake at that time, and it still is today.  Yet here we are in the 21st Century and this evil mindset has gone global against the Western Christian nations.  And now the enemy is everywhere and greatly empowered by the inaction of the West to make a real fight of it.  And the moment is fast slipping away! 

 

Everybody knows that a dangerous maniac is developing nuclear weapons for his avowed purpose of destroying America and the Israelis.  Day by day he gets closer to his goal of completing a formidable arsenal of nuclear weapons while the White House prevaricates.  Everybody also knows this Iranian ruler is an avowed antichrist, who believes in the appearance of the Muslim ‘mahdi – their version of an adversary to the Lord Christ.  If you think this is not the prophesied ‘antichrist’ then why do you suppose they want to kill all Christians and wipe them off the face of the earth?  All of Islam is the antichrist as everyone should know if they are not totally blind and stupid!  These antichrists have powerful rulers of the spirit realm who seek the conquest of the world under their own caliphate.  You’ll have already noticed that Islam is NOT a peaceful religion!  If you still believe this lie, then you are about to be shocked senseless!

 

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).  America has long been the peacemaker in this world, so in order “to take peace from the earth” a clever strategist would first take away the peacemaker.  What is more, this ‘strategist’ would do it while America has a weak, Muslim President who is unlikely to prevent the attack.  Even more astonishing, this Muslim President has done everything to deter the Israelis from attacking Iran.  The reason is that Obama reasons that if the Iranian ruler is given a free hand to wipe out the Israelis – killing them all – then his bloodlust will be assuaged.  This would no doubt please half the American people – specifically, the Democrats – who view both their own nation as well as the Israelis as the ‘gorilla in the room’ and an impediment to peace.  Don’t ask me why Democrats are so insane in their ideologies, but the devil and his rulers have put a lot of effort into fashioning them into their brainwashed state.  It seems the process is now complete!  Remember the parable of the five wise and the five foolish virgins?  Who is going to get the door slammed in their faces?  Five plus five equals tenthe exact number of Tribes which were given to Ephraim!  That door, of course, is the door or gate to the Kingdom of God, and Jesus Christ Himself is that Door!

 

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 Kingdom of God: Matt 25:1-2, 10-13 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.”  As we’re all aware, the five foolish lacked the olive oil to light their lamps.  Olive oil represents God’s Holy Spirit.  Eventually, they make it to the door: V10-13 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the DOOR was shut. 11 "Later the others also came. `Sir! Sir!' they said. `Open the door for us!' 12 "But he replied, `I tell you the truth, I don't know you.' 13 "Therefore keep WATCH, because you do not know the day or the hour.”  Obviously, the wise virgins were His sheep!  The foolish ones were not!

 

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. I 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 other sheep spoken of here are those who are not of the ‘lost sheep of Israel’.  This is a reference to Gentiles who become true sheep and enter the fold to become a part of the flock.  God makes no distinction between them and the ‘lost sheep of Israel’, and this also applies in this Levite Brotherhood.  All who apply themselves to obedience to God are considered equal in His eyes, with no distinction for their ethnicity.  It’s their minds, not their bodies, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, which is of interest to God.

 

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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.

 

What has America done to deserve this hatred?  No-one knows!  Yet in times of trouble, America is the first one they turn to!  Surely it’s not because of sexual immorality, because there are just as many faggots and strumpets in Europe as there are in America.  So this could hardly be a point of contention.  Nor could their hatred and animosity be because of ideological dissimulations.  These are minor at best when you consider the ideologies of the rest of the world.  So why the venom and unjustified hostility towards America?  

 

There was a time when America called on Britain and Europe to ‘Send us your poor and disadvantaged’ and they complied by sending all their rejects.  They saw it as an opportunity to get rid of all their undesirables, and load up America with their problems.  It soon transpired that the ‘undesirables’ they sent were of their own making.  These ‘undesirables’ were able to cast off the chains of oppression and were given the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – principles that were totally lacking in their former homelands.  Europe and Britain have a long history of strait-jacket restrictions that always favoured the ruling class.  The hostility of the lower ranks towards them was of their own making.  Yet, America, on the other hand, was founded on liberty and fraternity and the free right to self-determination.  Talk about “calves leaping when released from the stalls” (Mal 4:2), this is what happened when their former strait-jackets were removed and the populace of America prospered.  This is when the envy set in!  Europe and Britain couldn’t stand to see such a young nation eclipsing them.  The European continent goes back thousands of years in history, yet here was a young and youthful nation surpassing them in power, wealth and prosperity against all accepted political ideologies.  Britain and Europe saw their destiny in the colonization and exploitation of weaker nations.  Between them, they carved up Africa, Asia and anywhere there was a profit to be made.

 

But not America!  America concentrated on building a nation for the benefit of the people – and benefit the people did!  Productivity, industrialization, innovation and invention surpassed every other nation, making the American nation the richest on earth.  Other nations could only look on with envy and astonishment.

 

Does the reader know how God speaks of Ephraim, the United States of America?  He does so in glowing terms.  He speaks of their founding fathers in “Ephraim’s book”: Hos 9:10 “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your [founding] fathers, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree.”  The phrase, “When I found Israel” indicates that at one stage they were ‘lost’ – a term used by Jesus Christ in relation to the ‘losttribes of Israel.  These ‘lost’ tribes became a nation in their own right in these last days, and it’s called the United States of America.  America has descendants of all these tribes living within their borders.  From this scattered remnant of the former House of Israel, God called to duty their founding fathers to establish their Constitution, and God was very pleased with them.  He saw them as being like early fruit on a fig tree.

 

Is it coincidence that when Jesus found no fruit on a fig tree He cursed the tree and it diedalmost 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 cropas 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.

 

I’m 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 Washington.  One important symbol even appears on the dollar bill.  You may also have noticed that this Levite Brotherhood has also been explaining these symbols for the past 14 years.  If the efforts of the Founding Fathers pleased God so much, then shouldn’t all Christians be trying to understand why?  Don’t they want to be like the early figs on a fig tree?

 

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, Jesus 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 loved.”  Baal 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 Tyre, planted in a pleasant place.  But Ephraim will bring out their children to the slayer."  You’ll recall that Pharaoh forced parents to bring their children out to be slaughtered when Pharaoh realized they were increasing exponentially and through their numbers would threaten his nation and his position as ruler.  The same thing happened in the days of Herod.  He had heard that a king had been born, so he had all the children under the age of two, slain.  We’re also aware that Hitler had no mercy on Jewish children either, and they likewise were slain.  These things are the modus operandi of the devil and his demons.

 

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; after 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 of EPHRAIM; such are the thousands of Manasseh."  As we all know, Ephraim can field infinitely more soldiers than their brother nation Manasseh (Britain).  To be sure, Britain has been a force to be reckoned with, but they’re dwarfed by America today.  Both of them are from the Tribe of Joseph, and both have been like bulls goring the nations, but Moses made it very clear who would be ten times greater than the other.  By any standard one might apply, America [Ephraim] is infinitely greater than Britain [Manasseh]!  It’s laughable that the Churches of God still believe Britain to be Ephraim!  They obviously weren’t paying too much attention to Bible Prophecy when they flanged this together!  At one stage they even claimed the British throne was the House of David, and even more outrageously, they claimed the Jesus Christ was going to claim the English throne as His own – as the throne of David.

 

Yet in comparison to Britain, Ephraim as a nation is like a child – that is, a youthful one.  Yet God has fond memories of this child and refers to him as His son in Jer 31:20-21 “Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight?  Though I often speak against him, I still remember him.  Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.  Because of God’s great love for Ephraim, He plans to rescue them from captivity from all the nations where they will be scattered.  And so instructions are given to His servants: V21 Set up road signs; put up guideposts.  Take note of the highway, the road that you take.  Return, O Virgin Israel, return to your towns. 22 How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter?  The LORD will create a new thing on earth-- a WOMAN will surround a man."  Now there’s a riddle for you!  Who is this WOMAN?  (The ‘man’ of course is Ephraim!) This WOMAN is the HOUSE OF DAVID, the Bride, who gave birth to the Son of David, Jesus Christ.  Jesus confirmed this when He spoke these words: Rev 22:16-17 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this TESTIMONY for the churches. I am the ROOT and the OFFSPRING of DAVID, and the bright Morning Star." 17 The SPIRIT and the BRIDE say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”  The WOMAN will put up the road signs and guideposts, and will surround Ephraim with protection on their journey back to their ancestral lands.  The WOMAN will beat off any enemy marauders to ensure safe passage.  Notice above that the Spirit and the Bride say ‘come!  And who is the Spirit and the Bride addressing?  It’s the Churches of God!  This TESTIMONY is exclusively for the Churches, to which the whole Book of Revelation is addressed.  The Churches of God don’t have this TESTIMONY of Jesus!  And can you guess why?  It’s because the Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of ProphecyRev 19:10.  It’s the lack of the Spirit of Prophecy which has gotten the Churches of God into so much trouble in the past few years through the fabricated nonsense they called ‘Bible prophecy’.  None of their ‘prophecies’ were supported by the Bible, and none of them came true!  Hence, they’ve never had the Testimony of Jesus either!

 

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 Womanwho 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.

 

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After this brief digression, we get back to the discussion about Ephraim, where we quoted from Hos 9:10-13 and Jer 31:16-23.  You’ll notice that these prophecies are about EPHRAIMnot 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!  Britain and Europe have thoroughly blotted their copybook in God’s eyes, and their present conduct leaves much to be desired!  For example, God loves Ephraim, but Europe and Britain seem to hate Ephraim (America!)  They’re certainly at odds with God on this one!  The differences between America and the Europeans are so numerous that it would be impossible to attempt a comparison here.  One thing that springs to mind is the events of WW2.  The nations of Europe caved in almost immediately to the onslaught of the demonic forces of Hitler, leaving Manasseh (Britain) fighting alone.  They were facing massive defeat until the mighty Ephraim came on the scene.  Ephraim truly pounded the nations to the ends of the earth, finally enforcing peace.

 

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 Europe as nations in their own right?  These are scarcely mentioned in Bible Prophecy! 

 

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 and 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 Lebanon. 8 O EPHRAIM, what more have I to do with idols?  I will answer him and care for him.  I am like a green pine tree; your fruitfulness comes from me." In response to these things, the Prophet says this: V9 “Who is wise? He will realize these things.  Who is discerning? He will understand them.  The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.”  You might have noticed that there are not a lot of wise people around today who see the Ways of the LORD as something they should walk in!  In fact, most Christians today firmly resist any suggestion of it.  Is it any wonder they cannot discern anything?

 

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 ideasand false ideas at that!

 

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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 Judah!  It’s just as Jesus said, that salvation comes from the Jews.  Continuing now where we left off in Jer 31 with the next verse:  V23 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the LAND OF JUDAH and in its towns will once again use these words: `The LORD bless you, O righteous dwelling, O sacred mountain.' 24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns--farmers and those who move about with their flocks. 25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."  As we explained earlier in this article, the men of Ephraim will be recruited into God’s Army (Zech 9:13), and at that time, they will live in the LAND OF JUDAH!  After the Holy Land is completely cleared of vermin and degenerates, allotments will be made for all the Tribes of Israel.  Each Tribe will be established as a state, living side by side as they did anciently.  The Prophet Ezekiel gives the details of these allotments in Ezekiel, chapter 48.  This is speaking of a time after the Third Temple is built (see Eze 40 through 47), a time when the River of Life will be flowing (Eze 47:1-18).  In the allotment of the Holy Land, the Tribe of Joseph will get a double portion.  Both Ephraim and Manasseh get their own homeland (See Eze 48:4-5).

 

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 Holy Land and would not be capable of sustaining the 600+ millions of true Israelites on earth today.  And this is without even considering the large number of Gentiles who will be grafted into the tree, and will live as Israelites (Eze 47:21-23).  So it’s obvious there will be a severe decimation of the number of Israelites and there will be few survivors left to inherit their allotted territories.  In time, of course, the Kingdom of God will be expanded to encompass all the land from the Nile River to the Euphrates River, but this will take some years.  And finally, the Kingdom of God will fill the entire earth!

 

Back to Jer 31:27 The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will plant the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD. 29 "In those days people will no longer say, `The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.' 30 Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes--his own teeth will be set on edge.”  And here we see reference to sour grapes from the Vineyard, which as we already know is the House of Israel (Isa 5:7).  All we’re hearing lately from the fathers of the nation is sour grapes, and it’s turning everyone’s teeth on edge.  No-one is enjoying the fruit of the vine anymore because everything has turned sour.  It was in this very political climate that God warned of destruction – to uproot, tear down, overthrow, destroy and bring disaster!  Anyone, who still has a brain to think with, will realize that the sour grapes is coming from the White House!  The fathers or rulers of the House of Israel, that is, Ephraim, are mindless Democrats, and this says it all!  Mad impulsive lunatics that they are, they’ve done everything possible to provoke their Creator God.  Not surprisingly, God says whoever eats these sour grapes will have their teeth set on edgeand they will die for their sins!

 

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 31:31The time is com