The 70 Weeks Prophecy answers the vital questions: Will there be 42 months from a Mideast peace deal until the great tribulation begins? Will a temple or tabernacle be built in Jerusalem? Will the daily sacrifice start again only to be stopped?
The great tribulation is at the door, it could come as soon as late 2018 or within a few years after that; the books of the prophets are being unsealed as God promised Daniel (Dan 12).
Very important decisions are approaching and it is imperative that we know the answers to these key questions!
Revelation 12 is the explanation of Daniel’s Seventy Week Prophecy
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
This speaks of the mother of Christ, as a type of the called out faithful Ekklesia.
12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
This is Satan, and the later satanic system on the earth is described as the scarlet beast; Scarlet being the color of the blood of the saints that has been shed by this beast.
12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars [when Satan rebelled against God one third of the angels followed him] of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child [Jesus Christ] as soon as it was born.
Satan at his original fall, led a third of the angels with him in rebellion against God, and as Jesus [Hebrew: Yeshua] was about to be born, Satan stood up to destroy him.
12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child [died for the sins of humanity and was then resurrected and has risen to God the Father in heaven] was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
The child being spoken of, is identified as Christ the Messiah; for ONLY Christ has been resurrected to spirit and has so far been “caught up to God, ascending to God the Father’s throne.
Now we come to the first half of the 70th week; the first 3 1/2 year flight of the faithful, which was to Pella; NOT Petra!
12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days [1,260 days, or 42 months].
This was the first one half of the 70th Week, for 1,260 days, is 42 months or one half of seven years, the 70th Week, being 7 years, or 2520 days.
This was fulfilled when the saints fled from Jerusalem to Pella in Moab when the Romans besieged the Jerusalem c 66-70 AD.
NOTICE that at an unspecified time AFTER that; there was war in heaven. This is clearly at the end time, for it begins at the point immediately preceding the tribulation.
12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [This is after the first half of the week has passed, and much later just before the second half of the 70th week begins.]
12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Daniel 12:1 tells us that Michael will stand up to fight against Satan – when Satan rises up to attack God – and Michael cast Satan and his demons down to the earth, which will be right before the beginning of the tribulation.
Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Knowing that his imprisonment is near at hand, Satan rises up to attack God one more time and is defeated and thrown down again.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [there will be only 3 1/2 years remaining].
All converted faithful believers are to rejoice and to hold their heads up, as they see the imminence of the resurrection to eternal life and the Marriage to the Lamb of God!
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Obviously Mary could not have lived into the end time; therefore the woman is the Ekklesia, the body of faithful believers and doers of the Word and Will of God.
Satan through his human instruments, works to destroy all who will not bow to him.
To enforce his will, Satan will fully empower the abomination, setting up the miracle working false prophet in the Vatican, who will then call for the nations to join the setting up of the New Europe, who’s leader is also called a “beast” [a monstrous human being].
This abomination [false prophet, son of perdition] will then go to the Holy Place to trigger the war, close to or before 75 days AFTER he is set up doing miracles in Rome. Then the woman [The Faithful Ekklesia] will flee to Pella for the SECOND time!
12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place [for the SECOND time, this time immediately BEFORE the second half of the 70th Week], where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
The time, times and half a time of he Times of the Gentiles is equal 3 1/2 years, or 1,260 days, or 42 months, or the second half of the 70th Week!
The “Great Eagle” is God, to whom the zealous saints are faithful; and the two wings that are given to the saints which take them to the place prepared [probably the same place as the first time: Pella]: Are the Two Prophets sent by God! These two servants will take the faithful to the place that God has prepared and will then come back to prepare the world for the coming of Christ.
12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
When the faithful arrive in Moab [Jordan], Satan will inspire the Jordanians to chase and attack them, as Jordan will ally with the New Europe (Psalm 83).
The flood is the pursuing army, and God will cause an earthquake to destroy them.
Then Satan will turn back to attack the majority of the Ekklesia who have initially not believed the warnings; many of whom, after this tribulation begins, will then remember and believe and sincerely repent.
12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments [at least make a pretense of keeping] of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
At the moment that the faithful escape, Satan will turn to attack Jerusalem, Judea and the Israelite nations and through them he will attack those who repent of making a mere show of keeping the commandments while being lukewarm for the things of God and idolizing men above the sovereignty of God.
While Judea will be occupied, attacks on the other Israelite nations could be in other forms like cyber or economic attacks and might not involve occupation at all.
Jesus Christ will protect and nourish his people who are faithful to God in the place which God has prepared for them! He did this for the first 1/2 week after his resurrection; and he will do this for the SECOND 1/2 week at this end time!
The two halves complete one full week; the 70th week of the prophecy!
Where in the scripture is the nourishment, protection and caring for those who zealously live by every Word of God mentioned, in the context of two halves of a week?
Remember that one half of a week is three and one half days, which is three and one half years, or forty two months, or 1260 days.
The explanation of the 70th Week of Daniel is found in the twelfth chapter of Revelation!
A woman clothed with the sun (the brightness of the LIGHT), and the moon under her feet (the darkness of spiritual ignorance underneath her feet) and wearing a crown of twelve stars (a Queen) brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations (Jesus Christ).
She – the faithful Ekklesia – fled into the wilderness where she was fed (nourished) by God for 1260 days [1/2 week = 3 1/2 days = 3 1/2 years = 1,260 days].
Later there will be war in heaven and Satan will be cast out triggering a great time of trouble in the later days (Dan 12:1) and Satan will go to persecute that same woman [the faithful Ekklesia], who will again be taken “INTO HER PLACE”, where she will again be nourished for a time, times and half a time; the times of the Gentiles (Dan 12:7), or 1260 days.
The woman is the faithful Ekklesia who KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God, HAVING THE LAW OF GOD WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS (Heb 8:10). And the nourishing for these two halves of the week; is the confirming of the Husband’s part of the New Covenant by Jesus Christ!
In history, the saints fled from Jerusalem and Judea to Pella in modern Jordan about 66 – 67 A.D. after receiving a supernatural warning. This began the first half of the week, as Jesus Christ preserved His people, His bride.
This was just before the city of Jerusalem was destroyed in the Jewish-Roman wars. See: Josephus, Wars of the Jews, the fall of Jerusalem. The city was surrounded in 66 A.D. and then Vespasian was recalled to Rome after the suicide of Nero. the siege was slightly relaxed and a voice was heard in the temple declaring: “let us remove hence”. The saints then fled to Pella in what is now Jordan. The Siege of Jerusalem.
The saints of God are now about to once again be taken to their place of nourishment before the fall of Jerusalem and the fall of the nations of Israel.
The Daily Sacrifice ended with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by Prince Titus at the end of the first half of the week after a 42 month siege, during which God’s faithful were preserved for the first half of the 70th week in Pella. After that destruction in 70 A.D. the temple and Daily Sacrifice were to remain desolate until Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.
During this time, those of God’s people who respond to the warning and live by every Word of God; will be cared for in the place which God has prepared on the earth. No, there will not be some “Rapture” to heaven!
YES, our Lord WILL NOT destroy the righteous along with the guilty.
He WILL NOT destroy those who LOVE HIM and zealously KEEP HIS WORD along with those who reject any zeal to live by every Word of God.
As He delivered Lot from the destruction of Sodom and as He delivered Noah from death, so will He deliver His beloved faithful from the evil to come.
Exalt the sovereignty of Almighty God above ALL else; Seek the LORD your God with all your hearts, and he will deliver you
He is a RIGHTEOUS GOD, who KEEPS HIS COVENANTS; He will fulfill His role as a loving Husband to a faithful wife.
Yes, Jesus Christ loves his bride as only He can LOVE; therefore, fear not and hold your head up, you who live by every Word of God for your redemption draws nigh (Luk 21:28) .
Be strong and have courage, be zealous for our Mighty God!
Be filled with faith and courage, deliverance is at hand! This world is ready to give birth to a New Age of Righteousness!
And finally: What place? The phrase; “her place” (Rev 12:14) appears to indicate that she will return to the same special place that she went to the first time. It is quite probably in Moab (Isaiah 16:4, Dan 11:41).
God will reveal this in due time, when He sends the two eagles wings (empowers His two prophets) to deliver His zealously faithful people into their place (Rev 12:14, Rev 11:3-13). As the faithful were spared and protected by their espoused Husband Jesus Christ during the fall of Jerusalem in the first century A.D.: they shall be preserved a second time in the 21st century.
These two periods of 3 1/2 years each, total the full seven years of the last 70th week of the prophecy.
Yes; He, Jesus Christ will confirm His New Marriage Covenant with His loyal espoused Bride for a full week! The first 42 month half of the week has ALREADY been fulfilled; and the second 42 month half of the week which begins with the taking of Jerusalem in the latter days (Rev 13:5, Rev 11:2, Luk 21:24 and Rev 12:6,) will also be fulfilled!
When ALL the Biblical signs are present; and when the final false prophet goes to the Holy Mount just as Peace and Safety are being declared: sudden destruction will come upon a stubborn and rebellious people (1 Thess 5:3).
Many lukewarm people in the faith, who have lost their zeal for living by every Word of God, and have fallen into a lukewarm complacency, will lack the oil of God’s Spirit to respond to the warnings; and will become the victims of strong delusion.
Preferring to lean on their traditions instead of standing on the Word of God; they will fall into the correction of great tribulation.
Daniel 9 The Last Half of the 70th Week and The Tribulation
There are those evangelicals who believe that the full 70th week is still to come with a period of 3 1/2 years after a peace deal in the Middle East before the tribulation begins.
Scripturally the first half of the 70th week has already been fulfilled in the first century and the second half of the 70th week is about to be fulfilled with the onset of the Great Tribulation in the very near future; possibly as soon as late 2018.
There are a variety of explanations concerning the Seventieth or Last Week, of the Seventy Weeks Prophecy. Most of which have been around for a long time and were first put forth as a part of the Protestant Reformation. We know that this explanation cannot be true because the understanding of these things has been sealed until the last days (Dan 12).
A common explanation of the seventieth week put out by certain Evangelical Groups is that; there will be a Mideast peace deal with Judah, possibly allowing them to build a temple or set up a tabernacle and start sacrifices.
Then after 3 1/2 years; the covenant [interpreted as the peace deal] will be broken, the sacrifices stopped and the tribulation will begin and last for a second 3 1/2 years. This explanation gives rise to the theory that a temple, or at least some kind of tabernacle must be built and physical sacrifices must start BEFORE the final 42 months begin.
The reference by Christ to the Holy Place in Matthew 24:15 is not necessarily a reference to a temple or tabernacle, for the whole Mount is Holy, although presently in a state of pollution (Psalms 99:9, 43:3 and Isa 66:20).
We KNOW that this explanation CANNOT BE TRUE, for the scripture says that when “Peace and Safety” is declared; SUDDEN, IMMEDIATE, AT THAT TIME; destruction will come (1 Thess 5:3). There will be NO 3 1/2 years of peace!
Jesus Christ says that when the abomination spoken of by Daniel goes to the Holy Place; sudden, immediate great tribulation will begin (Mat 24:15).
God tells Daniel that the wicked shall not understand (Dan 12:10).
Therefore, ideas concerning the prophecies of Daniel put out by those who do not zealously keep the seventh day Sabbath commanded by God, or who break any other of God’s commandments; which includes nearly all of today’s Ekklesia who routinely pollute the Sabbath and High Days and make themselves idols of corporate entities and men; CANNOT BE CORRECT!
Anyone who does not and will not observe the Biblical Sabbath as God has commanded, and has no zeal to live by every Word of God; cannot understand the Word of God!.
Daniel also tells us that his prophetic words are SEALED UNTIL THE END (Dan 12:9). This means that explanations written by men many years ago: CANNOT BE CORRECT.
The seventy weeks prophecy is found in Daniel 9:24-27.
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to FINISH TRANSGRESSION, and to make an END OF SINS, and to make RECONCILIATION FOR INIQUITY, and to BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, and to SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHESY, and to ANOINT THE MOST HOLY.
Notice that it is at THE END of the full seventy weeks that reconciliation for iniquity, the anointing of the Most Holy and an end to sin bringing in everlasting righteousness will occur.
Transgressions have not yet been finished, nor has sin been ended. It is when He shall return that He shall be Anointed King over all the earth and put an end to all wickedness.
Speaking of Titus and the first Roman destruction of Jerusalem.
And the people of the prince that shall come (Prince Titus and the Romans) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (they destroyed Jerusalem and the temple thus stopping the daily sacrifices): and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Just before Prince Titus laid siege to Jerusalem in the first century, the New Covenant of espousal to Christ by the called out, was confirmed when the Ekklesia fled to Pella about c 66 – 67 A.D. to be preserved from the destruction of the Roman war against Jerusalem! This fulfilled the first 3 1/2 years or the first half of the 70th week, as I shall presently show!
And He (Messiah) shall CONFIRM A COVENANT [the New Covenant] for one week [seven years]: and in the midst of the week [at the end of the first half of the week, when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed] He shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate [he will destroy the city and temple making the temple and the sacrifices to lay in ruins], even until the consummation [no more temple and no more sacrifices until the end of the age and the coming of Messiah who will build the Ezekiel Temple], and that determined shall be poured upon the [final latter day] desolator [when Messiah comes (Dan 9:27)].
Let’s follow the time line
The decree goes out to build the city; Messiah appears in 27 A.D. and He is cut off in 31 A.D.; then Prince Titus comes and besieges the city; and NOW at this time verse 27, He [Messiah] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week, at the end of the first 3 1/2 years Prince Titus caused the daily sacrifice and oblation to cease by destroying the temple.
No part of the 70th week begins until after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What covenant is being talked about?
Why? The death and resurrection of Christ and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit made the New Covenant official on Pentecost in 31 AD.
Jesus Christ the espoused Husband, promised to nurture and care for her and protect her; and the espoused bride promised to love, be faithful to and obey Him. The New Covenant like the Mosaic Covenant is a Marriage Covenant (Isa 54:5, Jer 31:32)!
Christ then confirmed His New Covenant with His espoused bride by preserving her when the city (Jerusalem) was under siege and destroyed in circa 70 A.D. (Dan 9:26-27.
In the first century the faithful fled to Pella in Jordan and remained there for the 1/2 week (3 1/2 years) of the Roman siege of Jerusalem, preserved by Christ from the Roman armies, in this precursor or fore-type of the final 42 month great tribulation.
This refuge in Pella for 1,260 days, fulfilled the first half of the 70th week
Each week is of seven days; so seven weeks is forty nine days and sixty two weeks is four hundred and thirty four days. Each day representing one year.
The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary [this was fulfilled by Prince Titus]; and the end thereof shall be with a flood [the Roman armies will break into the city like a flood of men], and unto the end of the war desolations are determined (Dan 9:26).
Messiah had no sin and did not die for His own sin but for the sins of mankind. AFTER His death and resurrection, Judah rebelled against Rome and was destroyed, Jerusalem falling in c 70 A.D. This was a precursor of or a fore-type of the final great tribulation.
And He [Christ] shall CONFIRM A COVENANT [the New Covenant] for one week: and in the midst of the week He [Prince Titus by destroying the temple] shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease and for the overspreading of abominations [Christ shall give the city over to a desolator, the Roman Prince Titus; and this will be repeated in the last days with the second half of the week.] He shall make it desolate, even until the consummation [the coming of Christ], and that determined shall be poured upon the [the final latter day abomination at the coming of Christ] desolator (Dan 2, Dan 9:27).
Notice the time-line. The seventieth week, of seven years does not begin until after the death and resurrection of Christ!
According to the time line and the flow of events the 70th week could not begin until Messiah had been cut off and resurrected, rising to be accepted by God the Father on Wave Offering Sunday for us. ONLY when Christ was accepted as our sacrifice and restored as God’s High Priest [Melchizedek] could there be a Covenant to confirm; for the Mosaic Covenant was ended by his death, and the New Covenant did not officially begin until Christ was accepted by God the Father and the Holy Spirit was poured out on Pentecost.
He, Jesus Christ, PERSONALLY, not some apostle or disciple, shall confirm a covenant for seven years, or one prophetic week after His resurrection.
Notice that the New Covenant could NOT OFFICIALLY BEGIN until Jesus Christ fulfilled His mission and died to pay the penalty for the sins of men.
Only after the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ could the New Covenant be confirmed; the last seventieth week could not begin until after the death and resurrection of Christ! Therefore Messiah could not have been confirming a part of the 70th week covenant during His physical earthly ministry.
In the midst of the week, after three and one half years and before the final three and one half years The prince that shall come; fulfilled by Prince Titus of Rome, shall cause the daily sacrifice to stop.
The daily sacrifice was stopped at the END of the first half of the 70th week and is to remain stopped in the physical sense until the “Consummation” that is, the coming of Christ!
In this later day, God’s protection and blessings will be removed from the rebellious nations of Israel [the Anglo Saxon peoples] and Judah and the apostate called out; opening the way for another correction on the nations of Israel.
As Jerusalem is once again given over to her enemies (Rev 11:2, Rev 12:6), Jesus Christ will protect the faithful bride once again for 1/2 week (3 1/2 years) thus confirming the New Covenant of ESPOUSAL with His Bride for the second half of the 70th week.
Christ will soon stop restraining Satan and will give the wicked over to desolation for the second half of the week and they will remain desolate until the consummation of the age! Then the punishment which has been predetermined shall be poured out upon the desolator (Dan 2)!
What covenant is being confirmed? The ONLY covenant mentioned in scripture to exist after the resurrection of Christ, THE NEW COVENANT, between Christ and those called out of season as a kind of first fruits of the NEW COVENANT!
What does confirmed mean? To fulfill, to make sure. What is this covenant? A marriage agreement to PROTECT, NOURISH and CARE FOR His espoused bride, those who KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!
- Messiah will be cut off to atone for sin and officially begin the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31,
- The resurrected Christ confirmed his marital covenant with the bride by caring for her in the wilderness of Pella for 42 months, the first half of the seven years,
- After laying siege to Jerusalem for 42 months, Prince Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, stopping the Daily Sacrifice at the end of the first half of the week of seven years, which stopping of the sacrifices was after the first 42 months and before the second 42 months, or in the midst of the seven years,
- The temple mount is to remain desolate until the consummation of the age and the coming of Messiah the Christ to build the Ezekiel Temple and resume the daily sacrifice and the other sacrifices,
- In the latter day a miracle working man of sin will be set up in the Vatican who will influence ten nations to join together with a single political leader,
- When this miracle worker goes to the Temple Mount within 75 days of being set up, Jerusalem will again be occupied and the second 42 months will begin,
- Messiah the Christ will come to to rule all nations at the end of this final 42 months and after he comes he will build the Ezekiel Temple and resume the sacrifices (Eze 40-48).
Messiah will come to his temple
The prophecy says that the temple will be destroyed and remain desolate until the consummation when Messiah comes and builds the Ezekiel Temple, yet it is also written that:
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
How can Christ come to his temple if the Jerusalem temple is to remain desolate until after he comes?
The answer is that both prophecies will be fulfilled because Malachi was writing metaphorically about a spiritual temple.
The temple was the house of dwelling place of God, and on the Feast of Pentecost God moved from the temple building into his people, so that through God’s Holy Spirit the faithful became the dwelling place or temple of God.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
When Malachi writes that Messiah will come to his temple, he was not referring to a building, which God told Daniel would not be restored until after Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple; Malachi was referring to the dwelling place of God’s Spirit, the faithful Ekklesia who live by every Word of God!
Jesus Christ the Messiah will not come to a temple building; He will come to His people, the Temple of God’s through God’s Holy Spirit!
How most of today’s Ekklesia will fall into the great tribulation
The latter day great deception of the Ekklesia – which will bring Laodicea into great tribulation – consists of these three mistaken beliefs which they cling to, rejecting the advances in understanding as the books are unsealed in this latter day (Dan 12).
- They believe that once a Middle East peace is agreed they will still have 42 months to do some great work. This is not true because the first 42 months have already been fulfilled and the tribulation will begin immediately when peace is declared and the miracle worker goes to the Temple Mount (1 Thess 5:3. Mat 24:15).
When God’s two say “now is the time”, today’s pride filled organized Ekklesia not understanding the scriptures because they stand on their own false traditions and reject any zeal to live by every Word of God, will say “Not So, you are false men trying to prevent our great work”.
2) They believe that a temple or at least a tabernacle must be set up before the tribulation; this is NOT true, for God says that the temple will remain desolate until after Christ comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.
When God’s two say now is the time, today’s pride filled organized Ekklesia, not understanding the scriptures because they stand on their own false traditions and reject any zeal to live by every Word of God, will say Not So, because there is no temple or tabernacle.
3) They believe that a daily sacrifice MUST be renewed in order to be stopped once again.
Most will insist on their false traditions, not understanding that stopping the daily at the end of the first 42 months has already been fulfilled, because they deny that the first 42 months have already been fulfilled by the flight of the Ekklesia to Pella and Prince Titus stopping the daily in the first century.
Because of the great self-righteous pride of Laodicea, they think that they are rich in knowledge and have need of nothing (Rev 3:15); they insist on clinging to past false beliefs and they reject the unsealing of the prophets and the increase in understanding which was promised for us to Daniel, therefore they will fall into great correction.
The word “sea” can be a symbol of many peoples; here the meaning is symbolic of men and a human government.
This beast will be discussed at length in Revelation 17. However it is identified as the Holy Roman Empire which began with Justinian and will have seven revivals. The ten crowns are the final ten kings which will come together in the seventh revival. The name of blasphemy lies in its calling itself “Holy.”
This beast is the Holy Roman Empire church state system and does not refer to any specific man in this scripture.
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard [very agile], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [very powerful], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [crushing strength]: and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
The sixth revival of the system by Mussolini [he became Holy Roman Emperor with his concordat with the Vatican] was totally destroyed in World War 2, and now in the next few years a miracle working pope will call for another revival of the church state Holy Roman Empire system, and bring it back to life.
The whole world will be amazed at this revival of a New Federal Europe and at its great power; especially after it occupies Judea and Egypt and replaces the Anglo Saxon peoples as the world’s great power.
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Once America is eclisped [not necessarily occupied] by this New Europe; the whole world will be awed into exalting it as the world’s preeminent power.
13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
This prophecy of Holy Roman Empire type government of a now rising New Federal Europe then drifts into speaking of its leader, identified by the usage of the word “him.” This leader will make grand claims as he leads people away from God. This political leader [by whatever title he is given] and the seventh revival of this system, which is the feet of Babylon of Daniel 2 will be destroyed by the huge rock of Jesus Christ at his coming.
13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue [or to occupy Jerusalem and to make war] forty and two months.
This ruler blasphemes God by telling people to obey the religious leader as having the authority of God, in the same way that the present COG leaders blaspheme by making the same claim that they have the authority of God even when contrary to scripture.
The power of this Babylonian Mysteries style Holy Roman Empire system will enforce the religious leader as man’s ultimate moral authority, and the religion will, in return, use its persuasive powers to enforce the authority of the state.
13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
This system and its leader will persecute all who do not exalt the ultimate moral authority of the abomination the final miracle working pope. Most people will exalt this miracle working pope as the ultimate man of peace and ultimate moral authority, regardless of their own religious traditions. They will also be in awe of this church state political system which will become extremely prosperous for a short time, but as the third year approaches the political leader of the New Europe will hear rumors out of Asia and will attack them bringing retaliation and destruction upon Europe )Dan 11:42 on. . .).
This system will persecute anyone within its boundaries who does not accept the complete moral authority of the religious leader, including anyone who seeks to live by the Word of God: for example those wanting to observe God’s Biblical Sabbath rather than the unbiblical Sunday.
13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations [for about two years until Europe falls out with Asia].
13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship [the word “worship” means to fear and obey, or not to try to resist] him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints [the faithful to God are to endure this persecution patiently, until Christ comes to deliver them.
The scripture now proceeds from the section on the political beast of the Holy Roman Empire; to the religious leader.
The Final Miracle Working Man of Sin
A final miracle working religious leader who exalts himself above all that is called God by claiming ultimate moral authority over all religions will arise very soon now. This is the abomination spoken of by Daniel in Daniel 12 and by Jesus in Matthew 24:15, and by Paul in 2 Thessalonians.
13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [earthy, worldly, carnal, rebellious against godliness]; and he had two horns like a lamb [he presents himself and appears as an angel of light, a wise man of peace], and he spake as a dragon.
This deceiver teaches his own words and ways, contrary to God’s Word and God’s ways, just as most of the Called out Ekklesia do today; which is satanic rebellion against God; However this man of sin works miracles and is supported by the power of the political system.
13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast [he has the full support and power of the political aspect of the Holy Roman Empire system] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
This miracle working pope calls for the revival of the Holy Roman Empire church state system, and convinces the peoples of ten European nations to join that system, which will then be allied with the Roman Catholic and Islamic nations, Psalm 83, of the earth.
13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Even the majority of the Jews and Americans will be deceived that this is a great man of peace and ultimate moral authority. In Judea only the settler movement extremists will be against him and provoke war when this man goes to the Holy Place i within 75 days after he is set up doing miracles in the Vatican.
This miracle working man of sin will impress people into reviving the Holy Roman Empire Babylonian Mysteries system
13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image [a likeness or revival of the Holy Roman Empire system] of the beast, that the image of the beast should [so that the likeness of this system should cone into existance as the now rising New Federal Europe] both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed [This New Federal Europe will have the power to destroy all resistance for about two years].
The Mark of the Beast
People will be deceived into believing and doing what this false religious leader says contrary to believing and keeping the Word of God.
All humanity except for a few overcoming called out ones have been deceived in their foreheads [beliefs of their minds] to follow Satan in their deeds [of their hands] since Adam and Eve. During this final end time the deception will climax.
Right now this deception and mark of the beast has already overwhelmed the Ekklesia as we prefer to follow idols of men in place of any zeal to keep the Word of God.
Following idols of men in the assemblies is exactly the same thing as following this final man of sin; the only difference is the name of the person being followed to believe and act contrary to the Word of God.
13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand [referring to actions and deeds], or in their foreheads [referring to what is believed in the mind]:
Just as in the church of God groups today; you must accept the system for the system to accept you. To function in this church state system people will have to accept it, or be rejected by it.
13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The mark of the Beast is the mark of Satan; it is compromising with and rebellion against God and any part of God’s Word; it is a rejecting of any zeal to live by every Word of God.
It is what Satan taught Eve in the garden; it is to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong, instead of standing on God’s Word.
The Mark of God is to obey and follow God in all things!
Which mark only comes by sincere repentance and being sealed with the Holy Spirit! One can only do that through the indwelling presence of God’s Holy Spirit which is given to those who have committed to Obey him in all things (Acts 5:32).
When we have been called by God the Father in heaven, to have a part in the collective bride for the son, and we respond positively to that call washing away past sin and committing to remain sinless through the power of God at our baptism, then the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God is applied to us and God the Father pours out his Holy Spirit upon us.
God’s Spirit is in complete unity with God the Father in heaven and with the son, and will bring us into complete unity with God the Father in heaven if we follow its lead when we are sealed with that Spirit of Promise.
Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Those sealed with God’s Spirit will learn to understand the things of God and will grow into a full unity of mind, spirit and deeds with God; IF they endure and follow the lead of the Spirit of God.
God’s elect will become like God in all things, and will diligently work to internalize the very nature of God the Father in heaven through a passionate love for him and his will and commandments; loving God the Father as Jesus loves the Father.
For if we are of God we will have Jesus Christ dwelling within us through God’s Spirit, and we will love those things that Christ loved, and we will do those things that Christ did and does.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [lived] .
The sign of God’s people is that they are filled with love for God and diligently live by every Word of God, and that they will keep all of God’s Word without compromise or tolerance for any sin.
As the Mark of God is zealous faithfulness to God our heavenly Father, being sealed by the Holy Spirit and being diligent to live by every Word of God; so the Mark of Satan [The Mark of the Beast] is to follow Satan into his spiritual rebellion against and compromise with the nature and Word of Almighty God!
For those who think that this mark is only Sunday observance; what about the billions who do not observe Sunday and are still rejecting the practical application of God’s Word in many other things? For those who claim that this mark of the beast is polluting God’s seventh day Sabbath; what about those who do keep God’s seventh day Sabbath and rebel against other parts of God’s Word?
Remember that breaking any one point of the law is breaking the whole law, no matter which point we have broken. Breaking ANY law is rebellion against God and is just as sinful as breaking the Sabbath which is universal in the Ekklesia today. Today the Ekklesia call the Sabbath holy as they shamelessly pollute it!
Many are even rejecting the ONLY Mediator between man and the Father, our High Priest and ONLY Intercessor, Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
There is ONLY ONE Intercessor, ONLY ONE Mediator between men and God the heavenly Father, Jesus Christ ALONE! NOT ANY other!
There is ONLY one sacrifice for sin, and ONLY one High Priest that mediates for the sincerely repentant before God the Father!
For Jesus Christ ascended to God the Father as our Wave Sheaf to be accepted as a sacrifice for us and to be made a High Priest for our salvation.
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
The Mark of Satan [Mark of the Beast]; is to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong instead of relying on and obeying God our Father in heaven.
The “Primacy of Peter” heresy is the mark of the beast and the Mark of Satan, for it exalts men above God as judges of the Word and Will of Almighty God!
This mark of the beast applies to ALL of mankind who are doing their own thing and not enthusiastically living by every Word of God in its fullness; and that includes the Ekklesia.
Brethren, this applies to the church of God today: it applies to all those who are lukewarm for the practical application of any part of God’s Word.
Nearly all people in the world today and throughout history have had or have the mark of the beast, as they do what they think is right, instead of zealously doing what God says is right!
Do not be deceived into thinking that you have the mark of God and do not have the mark of the beast, just because you have been baptized and follow the teachings of some man! All of the major corporate COG leaders and brethren have the mark of the beast, as is self evident by their rejection of truth and large parts of the Word of God.
The Number of the Beast
The mark of the beast and the number of his name are two entirely different things. The mark of the beast identifies those who rebel against God. The Number of the name of this f identifies this religious leader himself.
Revelation 13:16 And he causes all, both small, great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, OR the number of his name. 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred sixty and six.
This is the number of a MAN, and this number is also the number of Rome and the Roman Church.
NOTICE CLEARLY that these are two DIFFERENT THINGS; yet very closely related, for the number is the letter number of the man who deceives; while the MARK identifies the people who follow the deceiver.
The Number of the Beast
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
The number of his name, refers to the numerical value name of this beast in the Koine Greek that the book of Revelation was written in. The number of his name is 666 and this has been indelibly written on the Roman pontiffs and Holy Roman Empire from their beginnings; for in the Koine Greek that Revelation was written in; the English word Rome is Latinos!
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred, three score and six (666) Rev 13:18. Yes, the number of this end time Babylon and the great deceiver is 666.
To understand this number, we need to be reminded that this was written in Koine Greek. The Greek of the common man.
In the Greek, as it was written here, the name for Rome was LATEINOS in the Greek letters, of the prophecy which can be numerically rendered as: L 30 A 1 T 300 E 5 I 10 N 50 O 70 S 200
The first 144,000 was explained in chapter seven.
Some would speculate that the seal of God is this or that, but we must let the scriptures explain themselves.
The seal of God is the Holy Spirit which identifies the sealed as belonging to God.
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God [the Father]; 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
In fact the Holy Spirit, if followed; empowers one to zealously keep the whole Word of God and thereby makes one godly; to be of God! It is God’s Spirit that makes us godly to be God’s people; and without God’s Spirit we are not of God.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased [We are the redeemed possession, purchased by Christ if we have the gift of God’s Spirit] possession, unto the praise of his glory.
The 144,000 in chapter seven were sealed with God’s Spirit immediately before the trumpet plagues, and are added to the vast multitude of those who had already been sealed with God’s spirit before them. Throughout history thousands of Israel have been converted and sealed with God’s Spirit along with thousands of Gentiles.
The 144,000 of Revelation 7
The 144,000 of Revelation 7 is a group of Israelites exclusively, who had repented during the tribulation and were then sealed by God to protect them from the wrath of God being poured out on the earth. Why? So that they could witness to the people in the tribes of Israel during the seven trumpet plagues.
This 144,000 are a specific number from the tribes of Israel sealed at that time; this does not mean that others including many Gentiles were not also sealed with God’s Spirit over the previous 6,000 years.
The Revelation 7, 144,000 will be sealed with God’s Spirit and will still remain in their tribes through the trumpet plague period, witnessing to the tribes of Israel; then when God’s two are resurrected along with all the other dead in Christ, the Revelation 7, 144,000 will be changed to spirit in the sight of all those who had seen them witnessing.
Their witness during the trumpet plagues, capped by them being changed to spirit will be an awesome witness of the truth of what they had taught and of the Mighty Power of God to save! At that time Israel will begin to repent and turn to God (Rev 11:13)!
The 144,000 of Revelation 14
The Revelation 14, 144,000 are a completely different group than those sealed before the trumpet plagues, they are those which which will land on the Mount of Olives to govern the earth with Christ from the capital of the world at Jerusalem
Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
John now writes about the 144,000 of Revelation 14 who rule with Christ from Jerusalem, standing before the throne of God in heaven [once again proving that the resurrected chosen will have access to go to heaven].
14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters [much people], and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
The 144,000 who have been redeemed from the earth and who will rule as pillars in the government of God with Christ, are taught a new song. See the massage to Philadelphia where they will be given the very name [authority] of God’s government.
14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women [false leaders, false traditions of men and false doctrines]; for they are [spiritually chaste and absolutely loyal to the Husband of their calling] virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile [no deceitfulness]: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Another great multitude of resurrected saints
Revelation 7:9 reveals a vast multitude of resurrected saints besides the 144,000
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
These are those who will rule all nations, not from Jerusalem the capital of the world, but in their own nations, under those at Jerusalem. When the second 144,000 of Revelation 14, land on the Mount of Olives at Jerusalem with Christ, these others will be landing all over the earth and taking authority under Christ of every nation.
The 144,000 of Revelation 7 are called and converted as examples for the nations of Israel just before the trumpet plagues. Quite probably, as the Anglo Saxon people collapse over 42 months; access to such things as internet or even regular power would prevent the Israelite nations from hearing the teaching of God’s two witnesses any longer.
God’s calling, their witnessing and then the resurrection will begin to bring all Israel to sincere repentance ready for the coming of Christ to deliver them!
Dearly Beloved Brethren, hopefully even some of the lax and lukewarm in today’s Ekklesia will repent during the tribulation and will be among this 144,000 who are sealed with God’s Spirit before the trumpet plagues!
At the resurrection a great multitude of the dead and living in Christ will be changed or resurrected to spirit, including God’s two and the Revelation 7, 144,000. At that time the Revelation 7, 144,000 will have done their job.
Then at the Marriage of the Lamb in heaven, God will separate out those who have been his pillars through the millennia [see the message to Philadelphia], and a different 144,000 will be selected to rule all nations with Christ in the world capital at Jerusalem.
Later after these 144,000 pillars have ruled from physical Jerusalem, they shall also rule the whole universe from the New Jerusalem (Rev 3:12).
The Revelation 14, 144,000 will descend to the Mount of Olives with Christ because it is from Jerusalem that they will rule as the government of the whole earth.
As this 144,000 go to the Mount of Olives, the remaining vast multitude who were proven faithful over the preceding 6,000 years will be arriving at their various responsibilities around the world!
After the resurrection of the godly the Gospel is preached to humanity by the three angels
[Revelation 15:1 begins the seven last plagues]
Immediately after the resurrection which took place as the seventh trump began to sound; three angels are sent to preach the gospel to the earth, in a final warning before God’s wrath of the seven last plagues is poured out.
The gospel is preached by an angel of God
What is that gospel?
Sincerely repent of rebellions against God and keep God’s Word!
14:6 And I saw another [a different angel than the one speaking to John] angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Another [a second angel] angel then declares that Babylon is doomed.
14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
A third angel now calls on all humanity to sincerely repent and turn to God, that they might be spared the seven last plagues.
14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead [a mind of rebellion against God], or in his hand [deeds of rebellion against God],
14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture [without dilution] into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night [those who rebel against God from henceforth will suffer the wrath of God], who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
The nations are told to follow the example of the resurrected chosen and faithfully live by every Word of God
14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
The below translation is a bit awkward. This means that the dead in the Lord are blessed from that time onward because they are being resurrected as the seventh trump begins to sound.
14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which [have died in the past] die in the Lord from [they shall be blessed from now on] henceforth [The dead in Christ who have been resurrected to spirit are blessed by their resurrection to eternal life]: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours [sufferings and trials]; and their works [works of faith] do follow them [have come up in remembrance before God and they receive their reward].
An overview inset about the seven last plagues and mass death
14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
The final verse of this inset is about the coming of Christ with his chosen to stand on the <Mount of Olives (Zech 14).
14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. The blood will flow out from the battle for 200 miles; but its depth will decrease the further it gets away from the battle.
To Sum Up
The first (Rev 7) 144,000 are 12,000 from each tribe of Israel converted AFTER the seven seals have been opened. They will be a witness to the tribes of Israel during the seven trumpet plagues and will be changed to spirit when the seventh trumpet begins to sound.
Not only will these 144,000 be changed when the seventh trumpet begins to sound, but ALL the faithful dead will be resurrected and changed with them, that is the great multitude.
The first 144,000 will become part of this great multitude and will be taken to the heavenly Temple Court before the throne of God for the marriage of the Lamb.
Then at the marriage of the Lamb, God the Father and Jesus Christ will organize their government.
A new 144,000 (Rev 14) will be selected from out of this great multitude to be the pillars of God’s government and they will descend to the Mount of Olives with Christ as the headquarters government over the entire earth.
The remaining multitudes will be organized to serve God as rulers and teachers [kings and priests] over the various nations, cities, etc. and they will descend from heaven – not to Jerusalem – but to their various nations, cities etc to gather up Satan’s demons and take local control.
An introduction to the seven last plagues to be poured out between the resurrection of the seventh trump and the coming to earth of Messiah with his chosen. The resurrected chosen stand in the heavenly temple court before the Throne of God.
Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
15:2 And I saw as it were [like a] a sea of glass mingled with fire: [this is the vast court before the throne of God the Father; paved with something that reflects and refracts the light from God into many shimmering colours; either thinly beaten gold or a kind of crystal] and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, [The resurrected chosen, stand in the court of the temple before the throne of God in heaven] stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
The first few lines of this Song of Moses are stated to differentiate it from the other Songs of Moses.
15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
If you have prepared yourself and have been passionately zealous for our Beloved and HIS Word to become LIKE HIM and to overcome all worldliness; then you too shall stand before the throne of the Father and Link: sing this song of rejoicing at the Marriage of the Lamb!
In the spiritual context of the resurrection to eternal life and the marriage of the Lamb, this song refers to the complete victory over Satan, sin and death by our Mighty God for those who follow HIM!
This is about the chosen called out rising from the grave as Israel rose up from the Red Sea, and the nations of the world quaking and trembling at the mighty deeds of Messiah the Christ as he resurrects his chosen, pours out these terrible plagues and then comes to destroy all resistance and rule all nations.
Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
15:4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
15:5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
15:10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
15:12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
A prophecy of the resurrection of the faithful redeemed by the Lamb of God
15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
15:14 The people [nations of the earth] shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15:15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have established.
15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
Death shall prevail against the wicked, but those who live by every Word of God shall live forever
15:19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
Then Miriam led all Israel in the Song of Rejoicing at the deliverance and power of the Eternal from physical Egypt; as the Chosen will sing the same Song of Rejoicing at the deliverance and power of the Eternal from spiritual Egypt of bondage to sin and death!
15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
15:21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Revelation 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
The Seven Last Plagues
As the multitudes of saints making up the collective bride of Christ stand on the vast expanse of glittering crystal before the temple of God in heaven; seven angels are given the seven bowls of God’s wrath to be poured out on the earth.
Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
The first viol or bowl was poured out on the earth and men were afflicted with grievous sores.
After witnessing the resurrection and change to spirit of the faithful, many in Israel are beginning to repent and turn to God; at the same time most of humanity will still follow their leaders, who fearing the loss of their positions continue to resist God.
This affliction was poured out on those who are in rebellion against God and refuse to live by every Word of God.
The word “noisome” means disgusting, fetid, putrid, rotten, stinking; and is usually a reference to weeping sores which ooze pus and noxious material. The word grievous refers to extreme pain.
Remember that at this point the New Europe will be at war with Asia and much of the world – especially the repenting nations of Israel – will no longer exalt [worship] the New Europe, therefore it appears that this viol or bowl of wrath will fall primarily on Europe and her remaining allies.
16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast [refused to live by every Word of God], and upon them which worshipped his image [those who esteem the New Europe].
The second viol follows quickly after and the “sea” is turned into a coagulated mess. This appears to refer to the Mediterranean Sea because the New Europe is on the Mediterranean.
16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul [creature] died in the sea.
The third angel pours out his viol and the open bodies of fresh water are polluted. People are then required to dig wells for water as the Egyptians did when the Nile was turned to the same kind of bloody mess.
16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
The fourth angel causes the sun to flare with great heat upon the earth. This would affect the entire earth.
16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Then the fifth angel obscured the light in the kingdom of the beast, so that the New Europe will be plunged into complete darkness. This seems to be some kind of particulate like smoke or dense dust which prevents even artificial light from being seen.
16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
After the beast [the New Europe, the seventh revival of the scarlet beast and its ruler] is counter attacked after he attacks Asia in the third year, he will move to Jerusalem as his last redoubt; and the armies of Asia will pursue him there.
Daniel 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
The Asian armies which were destroying the seat of the beast and his kingdom in Europe, will turn south towards Jerusalem in hot pursuit of the beast and false prophet, and the sixth angel opens the way for them by drying up the river Euphrates. The Euphrates dries up very quickly allowing vast armies of men to pass over.
Remember all of these things are being poured out during the Marriage of the Lamb in heaven and take place over a very few days.
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
As the Euphrates dries up, demons go forth to encourage these armies to turn south to Jerusalem.
16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Then Jesus Christ declares that when he comes to take and rule the Kingdom WITH his resurrected saints, he will destroy rebellion and wickedness and rule the earth in righteousness. This is not referring to the resurrection of the bride which already happened as the seventh trump began to sound.
These viols of plagues are poured out while the wedding feast is taking place in heaven; after the resurrection and before Christ comes with them to rule the earth.
Blessed is the one who is watching and keeping himself from joining the rebellious!
16:15 Behold, I come [to rule, surprising the wicked] as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments [is clothed with righteousness, referring to those repenting during this time], lest he walk naked [of righteousness], and they see his shame [the shame of our wickedness is revealed].
16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [the armies mass on a plateau north of Jerusalem].
Now the seventh angel pours out his viol and Jesus Christ will come from the Marriage of the Lamb in heaven, back to the earth WITH his saints.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity [when the nations of Psalm 83 and the soon rising New Europe occupy Jerusalem and have deported half the population, the armies from Asia will surround the city and Christ will come], and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
The seventh vial represents the coming of Christ with his chosen 144,000 to the Mount of olives Jerusalem, while vast numbers of other chosen come to their various nations around the earth.
16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Revelation 16:19 refers to the great earthquake spoken of in Zechariah 14:4.
16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Consider that all these events including the movement of mighty armies could not take place in the one day of the resurrection of the bride as the seventh trump began to sound. Also consider that these plagues were poured out while the saints stood before the Temple of God in heaven.
The key to understanding this is the difference between the 1,290 days and the 1,335 days of Daniel 12. The resurrection is at the end of 1,290 days AFTER the man of sin is set up doing miracles, and the final plagues take some days to be poured out; at which time Christ comes WITH his saints, then when all resistance is put down the Kingdom of God will be established on the Feast of Pentecost at the 1335 day mark.
Be careful here, the exact date that Christ will come is not stated. He could come say at the 1310 day mark to destroy the wicked and arrest Satan and his demons and then wait until Pentecost for God’s Spirit to be poured out (Joel 2:28) and begin the Kingdom of God over all the earth.
The 1290th day marks the resurrection of the faithful, The Feast of Pentecost at the 1335th day marks the establishment of the Kingdom of God. Christ could come at any point between the 1290th day and the 1335th day to fight the enemy and then wait until Pentecost to pour out God’s Spirit and begin the Kingdom.
Remember that after Israel arrived at Sinai they waited several days before God appeared on Mt Sinai, and the disciples waited for ten days after Christ’s ascension before Pentecost came.
The Scarlet Beast and The Kings of the North and South
The King of the North
Daniel chapter 8 and Daniel chapter 11, both concern the rivalry between the Kings of the North and South. To understand the end time application of these prophecies, it is necessary to know who these kings represent.
The explanation of the King of the North is found in Daniel 2, where king Nebuchadnezzar was given a special dream and God gave Daniel the understanding. Daniel states in verse 29 that the dream was given by God, to reveal what shall come to pass.
The dream consisted of an image of a man with a head of gold, a breast and arms of silver, a belly and thighs of brass and legs of iron with feet of mixed iron and clay (Dan 2:31-33). This image was destroyed by a stone cut out without hands, smiting the image on it’s feet and breaking them to pieces. This stone then became a great mountain that filled the whole earth (Dan 2:34-35).
God gives Daniel the interpretation, which he reveals to the king. The head of gold is Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon verse 38. The other body parts are other kingdoms which shall come being different peoples but maintaining the same Babylonian church state mystery religion system verse 39.
Historically we know that the Empire of Babylon gave way to the Empire of the Medes and Persians, which passed on to the Greeks and was finally inherited by Rome and finally the Holy Roman Empire.
This final Holy Roman Empire was and shall be partly strong and partly brittle verse 42 as the toes were part of iron and part of clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall break in pieces all of these kingdoms verse 44.
This image represents a system which started in Babylon and continued through these succeeding empires. As each one supplanted the previous empire, they adopted the same system. A different race of people ruled, but the system of government and the religion remained.
As the head contains the brain and mind and controls the body, so this image was dominated by it’s head; Babylon. Each of these successive empires was essentially a continuation of the Babylonian Empire System by different peoples.
This is why the whole statue and the systems it represents is called Babylon, and why the Holy Roman Empire of the ten toes of the coming New Europe, which is to be destroyed by the God of Heaven through Christ at his coming, is called Babylon the Great (Rev 18:2).
An angel from God came to Daniel in response to his prayer, revealing what would become of Daniel’s people in the LATTER DAYS (Dan 10:1-14).
This angel revealed to Daniel that the Kingdom of Persia which followed the Empire of Babylon would be replaced by the Greeks (Dan 11:2-4). The first king of Greece would be broken and his kingdom would be divided into four parts. One of these parts was to be called the king of the north in the prophecies; and one part, Egypt, to be called the king of the south. Daniel 11 is chiefly concerned with the rivalry between these two divisions through history.
Historically, King Philip of Macedon prepared plans to unite the Greeks and conquer the Persians, but died before carrying them out. His son Alexander became the first king of a united Greece, and conquered the Medo-Persian Empire.
Alexander died of fever in 323 B.C. and then after much infighting, the kingdom was eventually divided between numerous of Alexander’s officers. (To see how there eventually came to be four parts, see the 2300 Days Prophecy in the Daniel article).
Ptolemy became ruler of Egypt which also included Judea, ans thi9s Egypt Judea kingdom was called the kingdom of the SOUTH.
During a dip in Ptolemy’s fortunes, one of his generals, Seleucus Nicator seized the province of Babylon NORTH of Jerusalem. Daniel 11 concerns itself with the rivalry that developed between the two kingdoms.
This Kingdom of the NORTH was eventually swallowed up by Rome even as the Greeks swallowed up the Empire of Persia, which had, in its turn replaced Babylon!
ALL these Kingdoms were part of the Babylonian system, which shall be destroyed by Jesus Christ at his coming. The original King of the North was Nicator whose kingdom was called Babylon!
The modern, rising New Europe is a revival of the Babylonian System, and the final revival of the Holy Roman Empire, is today’s King of the North.
The King of the South
At the time of the end shall the King of the South push at him [the Jewish State allied with Egypt will provoke the New Europe] and the King of the North shall come against them (Dan 11:40-43). Who shall the North attack? Why those who provoked him of course. Who does he strike? EGYPT and JUDEA.
So, who provoked him? EGYPT and JUDEA! So, who is the King of the South? EGYPT allied with Judah is and has always been the King of the South! When Ptolemy became king of EGYPT, the King of the South, he also ruled JUDEA! JUDEA was a part of Egypt at that time.
The King of the South referred to that area which was [is] SOUTH of Jerusalem.
The King of the North, Babylon, today’s rising New Europe shall attack JUDEA and EGYPT.
All the Israelite peoples shall fall with them (Hos 5:5). It is very interesting to see that EGYPT, the JEWISH STATE, the USA and the BRITISH are ALL closely allied together at this time. And that they are ALL specifically mentioned as falling together, to Babylon the coming New Europe!
The entire chapter eleven of Daniel is about EGYPT, why would Egypt suddenly NOT BE the King of the South at the end of the chapter? This just makes NO SENSE.
Egypt, along with her allies has been the King of the South for about 2,300 years and remain the King of the South.
In summary; The King of the South is and has always been EGYPT and Judea together, and will fall with their allies at the start of the final forty two months.
The King of the North was Babylon and is still Babylon, the feet of Babylon; the now rising New Europe.
This final revival of the Holy Roman Empire [the feet of Babylon] shall occupy Jerusalem and Judea for forty two months (Rev 13:5).
The scriptures tell us that Jerusalem, and Judea will be occupied for 42 months, but nothing is said about occupying America, the British countries or Scandinavia; it is only said that they will fall in a process lasting 42 months.
Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [42 months, i.e. 3 !/2 years] ; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
The Scarlet Beast
THE SCARLET BEAST and the Woman; EXPLAINED
The scarlet beast had seven heads and ten horns.
The seven heads are the seven revivals of the scarlet beast system of the political Holy Roman Empire; which is dominated or ridden by the woman, which is the great religious entity known as the Roman Catholic Church.
This system is explained in Revelation 13 as the system of Satan.
This scarlet beast system began to be ridden by the woman during the empire of Justinian when Justinian authorized the woman to become the authority in the Roman empire because of the breakdown of the civil system due to the collapse of Imperial Rome.
Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
The ten horns are the ten kings of the last and soon coming final seventh revival of the scarlet beast Holy Roman Empire system, ridden by the woman or religion. By whatever name this new Europe is called it will be brought into being by a final miracle working pope (Rev 13).
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy [the unholy “Holy” Roman Empire], having seven heads [seven revivals] and ten horns [the seventh and last revival consisting of ten rulers [nations] under a central federal leader].
17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [awe].
17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her [that she rides upon], which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
The woman is the Babylonian Mystery religion now disguising itself as “Christian” and she rides the Scarlet Beast [the Holy Roman Empire system] which is the feet of the Statue of Babylon in Daniel 2, further explained in Daniel 7. The woman began to ride this scarlet beast [the Holy Roman Empire] during the reign of Justinian.
After five past revivals, the sixth revival came in the early 20th century with the Mussolini Vatican Concordat which was totally destroyed at the end of WW 2.
The beast of the Holy Roman Empire existed, and then ceased to exist; and finally it is to be revived into a renewed existence one last [seventh] time. The power of this Holy Roman Empire system is from Satan.
17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
This Babylonian Holy Roman Empire beast system arose and was totally destroyed in WW 2, and when it rises again in Europe, at the call of a final miracle working pope, the worldly who do not understand the Word of God will be astonished!
Why? Because this six times revived system was totally destroyed, and is now resurrected by a final miracle working pope for a seventh time.
17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [they are the seven revivals of the scarlet beast (which is the Holy Roman Empire) and are the city of seven hills in which the woman has her palace], on which the woman sitteth.
The interpretation of the seven mountains is the seven hills of Rome, and also seven dynasties or revivals of the scarlet beast [Holy Roman Empire] system as revealed in the next verse.
At some point after the Mussolini [sixth] version of the scarlet beast was destroyed; another [seventh] and final version will be brought to life and will have power to make war for 42 months.
17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is [the sixth Mussolini], and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space [42 months].
The sixth beast, Mussolini; was destroyed in WW 2; and is to be followed by a seventh revival of the [Holy Roman Empire] scarlet beast.
17:11 And the beast that was, and is not [the religion of the Holy Roman Empire], even he is [[will be associated with and rides the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire] the eighth, and is [associated with, but is not one of the seven revivals of the first Holy Roman Empire beast; the eighth beast being the woman [religion] which rides (controls) the Holy Roman Empire system] of the seven, and goeth into perdition [the eighth beast or religion will be totally destroyed along with the New European political system and leader at the coming of Christ].
The beast “which was and is not” explained.
This does not refer to the destruction of any one of the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire at all, it does not refer to the ten horns on this seventh head at all!. Remember that the beast “which was and is not”, is NOT one of the seven; but is an eighth, and the eighth is the religion which rides the seven political empires!
The expression “was and is not” refers to the fact that in this vision John saw that this religion would no longer exist but would go into perdition [Gehenna fire]. The prophecy of the total destruction of this eighth horn [false religion] is sure and is presented as an accomplished fact. Notice it is this eighth [or false religion] which goes into perdition, not the ten nations! Now look at Revelation 17:16 where it is these very ten kings who will turn on this false religion and destroy it, once the deception has been removed at the coming of Christ!
This eighth beast is revealed in Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon [this is a false religion disguised as being godly].
This religious beast is the historical papacy which rode the Holy Roman Empire; the final papal false prophet is the climax of that deceptive religious system; and appears innocent and godly, while teaching people to obey and follow him as their ultimate moral authority in place of God as if he were God.
This religious leader will have the power to do miracles from Satan and causes the dead Holy Roman Empire political system to come back to life and he will exercise the power of the state.
13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image [likeness of the Holy Roman Empire system] to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
The ten horns are ten rulers or nations are a part of the seventh revival of the Holy Roman Empire scarlet beast. Each of these ten will be be leaders of their own nations and will give themselves to a central federal authority. Once they agree to join this system an overall leader will be chosen who will have the collective power of the whole federal [American style state federal] system.
Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour [42 months] with the [political scarlet beast] beast. 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [the leader of the seventh revival].
At the end of this seventh revival, which will last for 42 months, Jesus Christ will come with his chosen and destroy this Babylonian Holy Roman Empire church state mystery system.
17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [which this Church dominates].
When the political and religious leaders are destroyed and the deception is lifted, the ten rulers will repent and turn on and destroy this this political system and the religious system of exalting men above the Word of God.
17:16 And the ten horns [kings, rulers] which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire [the ten rulers and nations will realize how they have been deceived into ruin and will turn on this religious system and destroy it].
17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city [the Vatican, ROME; the final false prophet being the eighth beast], which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
The list of seven Holy Roman Empire revivals includes: Justinian, Otto the Great, Charlemagne, Napoleon, The Hapsburg’s and Mussolini; with one more to come.
Historians regard Charlemagne as the first Holy Roman Emperor, however the church state scarlet beast system that is ridden by the papacy is what I am referring to, not some historian’s label. In fact it was Justinian who elevated the Catholic Church above the state to maintain order because of the fall of Rome to the barbarians.
1) In Revelation 17:1 a certain woman is identified as a great whore “that sitteth upon many waters”. This is explained in Revelation 17:15; where the many waters are explained as a great multitude of many peoples, nations and languages. So this woman sits upon or dominates many nations and very many people; she is a very large influential church organization having relationships with governments.
2) 17: 2 the kings or rulers have committed fornication with her. She has close and intimate relationships with the rulers of this world, and the nations are intoxicated by their relationships with her.
3) 17:3 In spirit (in a vision); 17:4 I saw her arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with precious stones and holding a cup filled with abominations and fornications (relationships with the nations). In Revelation 17:5 she is called Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots. V6; she was drunk with the blood of the saints.
Revelation 17:9 the seven heads are seven mountains [the seven hills of Rome, symbolic of seven governments], on which the woman sitteth.
In scripture, a virgin is symbolic of purity, perfect loyalty and true Godliness; symbolic of the Called of God 2 Corinthians 11:2.
Therefore a whore or harlot, symbolizes a fallen or unfaithful woman or religious organization.
This whore is the religious part of the Babylonian church state system and she rides the Roman beast of Daniel 7.
This false religion which is the Babylonian Mysteries now calling herself “Christian”, rides the seven revivals of the scarlet beast.
This fallen church is not faithful to God, rather she stands on her own traditions instead of the Word of God. She exalts her leaders ABOVE GOD’S WORD through the Primacy of Peter heresy. Rather than being faithful to the Word of God, she thinks to change times and laws. Changing the Sabbath from the Seventh Day to Sunday, the first day of the week, and changing from God’s Scriptural Calendar to other calendar systems.
There is only one woman or church which; organized the crusades, most of which were against dissenters within Europe; who organized Inquisitions against truth seekers, who slaughtered the saints of God.
Only one who dwells in a city of seven hills (mountains) (governments) both literally and also symbolically by dominating seven historic “holy” empires. Only one who adorns it’s leaders with scarlet and purple and jewels; and maintains relationships with the governments and rulers of this earth.
Only one who has many daughters (other churches coming out of her in protest, yet still clinging to many of her false teachings).
One church who was the very first one to adopt the Primacy of Peter heresy to exalt herself above God’s word. And together with all these things dominates many multitudes and nations. She is the one who claims to be Christian, who uses the name of Christ while substituting her own traditions for the Word of God.
The Scarlet Beast
Revelation 17:3; The woman sits upon, rides, dominates, controls; a scarlet colored beast, full of the names of blasphemy (made scarlet with the blood of the saints), having seven heads and ten horns.
The final miracle working pope is the EIGHTH beast and rides the Scarlet Beast’s seven revivals. This eighth beast is of the seven, associated with the seven but not one of the seven kings; and rides the seven political empires, controlling them through its religious influence on the masses of people. Teaching all people to follow itself, instead of being zealous for the Word of God.
The Seven Heads
Verse 3; the beast has seven heads. Verse 9; the seven heads are seven mountains (mountains symbolize governments). Verse 10; and there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is [sixth], and the other is not yet come; and when he [the seventh] cometh, he must continue a short space.
There were six Roman, Church State Empires: Justinian, Otto the Great, Charlemagne, Napoleon. The Hapsburg’s and Mussolini; with one more to come.
We are now about to see the seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast; rise from the death of the sixth Holy Roman Empire, to become the climax of the Babylon system; rising up to torment all within its influence who will not submit to it.
THE TEN HORNS of the last head or the final revival of the Scarlet Beast system
Verse 3; this final beast has ten horns
Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 17:13 these have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [the seventh revival of the scarlet beast satanic system]. 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them. V 16: finally these kings shall realize that they have been had, they have been deceived and they shall turn against and destroy this False Religion that has ridden on them by deceiving them.
Six revivals of scarlet beast church state Babylonian Mystery system have come and gone in Rome, all ridden by the same Church; with is the Babylonian Mystery religion disguised as “Christian.”
In these last days; ten kings [rulers] will set up a new seventh revival of the same system, as the seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast, giving their authority to one president or emperor; approved by the final papal false prophet.
This will be a government structure based on the “Babylonian church state” model of the Babylonian Mysteries church state system.
They will rule for one hour (a short time) which is defined as 42 months in Revelation 11:2. Their empire will end with the return of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
At that time the ten nations freed from their religious chains, shall turn against the False Church, the great whore and destroy her (Rev 17:16-17).
The prophecy covers much more than the years immediately preceding the coming of Christ; it covers the whole period of the seven kings and the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire.
The “one that is” is the sixth mentioned; Mussolini was the sixth Church/State Holy Roman Empire. Mussolini by the Vatican Concordat did revive the sixth Holy Roman Empire.
The seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast system by whatever name it is called, is about to come and will exist only a “short time” [maybe a little more than 42 months or 1.260 days].
The final system now coming, is the Seventh revival of the Roman church state Babylonian Mysteries Holy Roman Empire system, by whatever name it will be called.
Revelation 18 Introduction
BABYLON IS FALLEN!
The empire of Babylon was established as the HEAD of the statue of Daniel 2, and as the head controls the body, the subsequent empires of Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and the holy Roman Empire are all the same system being different people but following the same Babylonian Mysteries system.
The statue refers to the political empire’s of the Babylonian system while false religion began in the garden of Eden with Satan and after the flood this system began anew at Babel with the tower or pyramid of Babel and God confused the races and languages to separate the people.
The people then spread on the earth carrying with them their false religion in new languages with new names for their gods, Then the Babylonian empire was established as a great empire which was controlled by the Babylonian Mysteries priesthood riding the political system of the Babylonian empire and its successive political empire systems; leading mankind into following themselves and their own ways instead of living by every Word of God.
Sound familiar? Satan’s methods of deception have not changed and it is the same in the Ekklesia today.
The head of the statue of Babylon symbolizes the whole system of successive empires making up the Babylonian church state system since the days of this dream.
The refusal of the three men to bow before this statue of Babylon is symbolic of the courage and faith of people throughout the millennia who have refused to bow before this system of Satan
Daniel 2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
The Babylonian system of religion, which is rebellion against God’s commandments and doing whatever we decide for ourselves is right; rules over all men except those liberated by the call of God the Father who fully commit to live by his every Word.
This dream is about the political systems that will continue to perpetuate this false religious system, from the Babylonian Empire to the coming of Christ to rule the nations.
2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. [Meaning to dominate not necessarily to rule directly.]
Historically the Babylonian Empire was supplanted by the Medo-Persian Empire who took over the same religion and the same governmental system.
The Medo-Persian Empire was exactly the same as the Babylonian system in religion and governance; only ruled by a different people.
The Medo-Persian Empire was then supplanted by the Hellenic Greeks of Alexander, who continued with the exact same system of governance and religion of Babylon’
Finally a fourth kingdom of the Romans took over world dominance from the Greeks.
Remember that this prophecy is in generalities
2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes , part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
We see that the Roman Empire was to be a mixture of peoples some brittle and inflexible yet strong, and some malleable and weak like clay.
The final Roman kingdom of the toes shall be partly strong and partly weak, including many peoples. Today we see the European races being mixed even further with a far greater number of peoples through immigration. Islamic immigration alone is a major influence on Europe.
2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Below Daniel alludes to the ten toes as being kings, in a double meaning of the empires of the statue and the ten toes of Rome.
2:44 And in the days of these [ten kings Rev 17:12] kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold [The entire statue and system of rebellion against God by doing what is right in the eyes of men and rejecting what God declares is right]; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Transition in Rome
Up until after the time of the Emperor Constantine, there was no real Pope as we know this office today. The church was scattered throughout the world and particularly across the Mediterranean area of the Roman Empire. Each major city looked to its own Bishop.
The Sun Worshiper Constantine, is reported to have seen a vision of a cross and the words “in this sign conquer”. At that time the cross was considered a symbol of Tammuz the founder of Sun Worship; and Constantine used this vision, real or not, to gather the masses of pagans who worshiped the sun under the names of Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Baal etc, around his cause.
Achieving victory, he then began the arduous task of attempting to unify his empire.
Finding the sect of the Christians a divisive influence and finding many of them already lukewarm for the practical aspects of their religion; he entered into talks with the Bishop of Rome; Sylvester. Constantine agreed to legalize Christianity if the Bishop would support him as Emperor.
Constantine would support Sylvester as supreme bishop of the Christian church, and make the other bishops bow to him, and declare Christianity the official religion of Rome: if Sylvester would support Constantine as the Emperor or temporal leader.
Conferences of Bishops were then called to standardize teachings and secure the loyalty of the Bishops to Sylvester and Constantine. This was accomplished at the Councils of Nicaea and Laodicea as well as in many smaller meetings.
At these meetings the Sun worshiper Constantine forced the Christians to apostatize and accept the observation of the “Venerable Day of the Invincible Sun” as a day of rest and worship; instead of the Biblical Sabbath observed by Jesus Christ and His apostles.
See these Catholic statements on the Sabbath.
Those who refused this change were forced to flee beyond the borders of the Empire, or be turned over to the authorities for punishment and often execution. That is how the Sunday of the pagans, came to be broadly observed and called “Christian” instead of the Sabbath commanded by God; which falls on Saturday.
The observance of the Sunday of the sun worshipers already accepted by most in the empire was then forced on all people by the power of the sword of Rome, as a part of the process of unifying the Empire under one religion.
Compromise after compromise was made until the now apostate “Christian” Church, became a new organism; A new faith, looking nothing like the faith of Christ and the early church.
A new class of Sun Worshipers who accepted the authority of a new Pontifix Maximus over the Empire; and who called themselves Christian, while continuing most of their Sun Worshiping activities, by simply renaming them Christian became the state religion of Rome.
Astarte’s day became Easter; The Saturnalia became Christmas; the mother goddess Semiramis became equated with the Virgin Mary, who was then exalted as fit to be worshiped, in defiance of Holy Scripture, and on and on.
Constantine remained a confirmed Sun Worshiper until the day of his death. On his deathbed, when he was too ill to resist; some water was sprinkled on him and he was pronounced a Christian.
The Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy; as we know it today, was born in the fourth and fifth centuries. Massive and awesome changes were made to bring this birth about.
The primacy of Peter, an Authoritarian form of Church Government system exalting men above the Word of God was brought in, placing the priests and popes between the people and God.
This false idolatrous system always results in great apostasy from the Holy Scriptures, as men begin to decide for themselves and allow a man to come between themselves and God, instead of standing on God’s word.
I suggest that those who wish to dispute these findings do some inquiring and searching into history for themselves. These findings are certainly NOT unique to me. Take the time to discover the roots of modern Roman Catholic / Protestant Christianity
In Jeremiah 5 :30, Jeremiah recorded that God said to him, “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”
“The prophets prophecy falsely and the priests bear rule by their means”. What does this mean? If we looked at Strong’s Concordance Word Number 3027, we see that the word means refers to presumptuously or with strength. So, the priests bear rule presumptuously and with strength or power dominating the people. God says this is a wonderful [meaning astonishing] and horrible thing, or in the marginal rendering, this is an astonishment and filthiness. “The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests bear rule by their means [the elders dominate and bully the brethren in today’s Ekklesia], and my people love to have it so”.
People have been taught to fear the human authority over them. They had been taught to believe that some man comes between them and God, that there is an intercessor, a mediator between man and God other than Jesus Christ. And when people really believe this, when they believe that a man comes between them and God, that a man has the power to keep them out of God’s Kingdom, to keep them out of eternity, to keep them out of heaven or the paradise of God; having the power to prevent them from the being in the resurrection: When people really believe that, then this person has power, a real power, over those who believe such a thing and the people are enslaved with mental chains far stronger than any physical chains.
If the people believe that some person has the power to consign them to the second death, to consign them to the lake of fire, or as some teach to an ever burning eternal torment, that is real power. The people are enslaved with chains around their minds and around their spirit far more powerful, far stronger, far harder to break than any chains around their hands and feet.
In the ancient Roman Empire, the emperor was supreme. He had a huge area of land populated by many different peoples, and societies, and religions, and cultures, and there was a problem of controlling all those different people. Somebody over in Britain might say, “I don’t like the policies of Rome and I want independence”. And while the emperor was fighting in Britain, somebody might say the same thing in Bulgaria, and there was constant strife, constant upheaval, constant uprisings, and friction, and confusion, and the emperor had a headache.
The price of his empire was worry and stress, and he had a real problem maintaining his position and maintaining the empire. And then he began to notice that every culture, every society had their gods. And the people respected their gods, they worship their gods, they looked up to those gods, and each of these gods had their priests. And the priest had the respect of the people by teaching the people about this particular god, and by using his position as a priest of this particular god. And setting himself between the people and the god, the priest had great respect and great authority over the people.
Now Rome as an empire had many cultures and many gods. And it became very clear to the emperor that the way to power, the source of real power, lay in becoming a god. So, the emperor declared himself a god, or had the Senate proclaim him a god. This was not a difficult thing to do because he would just be one of many gods. Every culture respected the gods of other cultures and acknowledged their existence. One more wouldn’t make a whole lot of difference to the people, but it would make a lot of difference to the emperor. If he was a god, people would not dare to rebel against him. He would have that added degree of respect, the added degree of authority, and the added power of the superstition of the people.
So, the emperor declared himself to be a god. And this helps smooth out the affairs of the empire until the empire began to include the Jews in Judea. They did not acknowledge any other god as being a god. However, they tended to keep to themselves lest they’d be rendered unclean by the Gentiles; and except for commercial ventures, could pretty much be trusted to keep to themselves. So, this mingling was not a major problem until a person named Jesus Christ came on the scene. And He commanded his followers.
Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
Jesus commanded his followers to go out and spread the word, to evangelize, to teach all nations that the Eternal was God, and that Jesus Christ was his son. To teach all nations to live by every Word of God and to teach all nations that there was only one God, the Eternal God Father, and the Son.
This was a real problem for Rome. As these people went out preaching, a certain man named Saul went out, called an apostle to the gentiles; and he toured through Greece and Asia Minor and ended up in Rome. And it was said of him and those with him that he turned the whole world upside down. And that is exactly what he did.
He taught there was no god but God, and the emperor was not God, and neither were any of these other gods.
Suddenly the whole empire was turned upside down because the very foundation of power, the foundation of authority, the basis of the authority of the emperor was being challenged. This could not be tolerated and persecutions began. Not because these people were some sort of monsters or they were evil, or they did all kinds of wicked things, but because their teachings about God and about the Eternal being, the only God, set the entire Roman empire back on its heels, undercut the foundations of the authority of the empire, and made it extremely difficult for him to maintain order in the empire as people began to think, “Well if he’s not God, then maybe I can get independence or maybe I can challenge this, law or that law, or challenge the rulings on this or that, or rebel, or rise up in some way”.
The Roman Empire was shaken. Now over a period of time the degree of persecution rose and fell according to the inclinations of the various emperors that came along. However, by a certain time about the beginning of the fourth century A.D., a man named Constantine sought the throne of Rome. This man Constantine is purported to have seen a vision of a cross, and hearing the words in this sign conquer. Since that time, it has been suggested and thought that this was the sign of the cross, and it was Christianity, and he was being converted to Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The cross is simply the same thing as the older form of the letter “t”. Go to your paper and write the letter “t” in English and you will find that it is a cross. And the letter “t” stood in the mind of Constantine who was a sun worshiper, for the high priest of the sun god Tammuz. The letter “t” stood for Tammuz. Tammuz was the originator of the worship of the sun. People who worship the sun will tell you, “We do not worship the sun. The sun is merely a symbol. It is a symbol of the light bringer”. And the first high priest of this religion, the first teacher of this religion, the originator of this religion was a man named Tammuz. Tammuz was high priest to the Sun God and the Sun God is only a symbol for the uninitiated, and the initiated know that the sun is merely a representation of the light bringer Lucifer.
Lucifer, the being who rebelled against God and who became his adversary and was renamed Satan, the adversary. Lucifer, the God of this world, who deceives the whole world, used as his symbol the sun, because his original name Lucifer meant “the light bringer”. Now Constantine worshipped the sun. He was a sun worshiper, but being initiated into the highest levels of the hidden mysteries, he was a Satan worshiper, a Lucifer worshiper. The sun was the symbol of his god and the letter “t” or the cross was the symbol of his high priest Tammuz. In fact the cross was not and has never been the symbol of Christianity. The cross is always been a symbol of the religion of sun worship and of Tammuz.
The cross was later adopted by certain elements within the religion of Rome and accepted and labeled as Christian, but it was not Christian. It is simply relabeled as Christian and used to help deceive people into the religion of sun worship. Now Constantine conquered his opposition and assumed the leadership of the Roman Empire in the name of Tammuz, the high priest of the Sun God. And he worshipped the sun until the day of his death continuing to cast coins throughout this reign dedicated to Sol Invictus, the invincible Sun. Now Constantine realized that he had a problem on his hands. The so-called Christians were turning the beliefs in the empire upside down. And the more that were killed, the more were converted to that belief. So, that on many occasions the actual executioners were convicted and converted by the example of their victims.
And it was just impossible to control this new sect. So, Constantine did the one thing that is often done throughout history, “if you can’t beat them join them”. And he had a conference with Sylvester, Bishop of Rome and they reached a compromise. The Bishop of Rome would teach that the Emperor was not God but that he was the choice of God, the personal choice of God, that God backed him up, that God put him on the throne, and that anyone who disobeyed — who disobeys the emperor was disobeying God, and anyone who challenged the Emperor was challenging God, and that the Emperor was backed up and had his authority from God.
And as proof of that, he, the Bishop of Rome as high priest, would crown and anoint the Emperor thus demonstrating to people that the Emperor had the backing of God.
What was in this for the Bishop of Rome? Why he was made the Head of all the bishops, the head of the church, and his church was made the official religion of the empire. Now certain problems arose. If he was the official religious leader and the Head of the official religion of the empire, all the other religions wouldn’t like that idea. So, he had to convince them to join with him and to become part of the official religion.
How was this to be done? He went and he took their beliefs, their choice prized beliefs such as their annual festivals like the Saturnalia, which was the birthday of the Sun God. What the Bishop of Rome did was to simply re-label this the birthday of, the Son of God; and placed a Christian veneer upon it, relabeling this festival Christian, in this case Christmas. He did this with the other festivals as well such as the Bacchanalia and the Mayday and so on. These changes had to be justified amongst the Christian community already existing.
And how is that to be done? The bishops got together and they racked their brains and came up with the Primacy of Peter doctrine stating that Peter was given all authority from God regarding things on the earth to make whatever decisions they wanted, and what they were doing is in the best interests of the church, because it was bringing in millions of converts who weren’t really converted, but they were joining the church, officially becoming a part of the church. The church was becoming a force to be reckoned with within the empire, a power, and this end justified the means.
They took the “ends justifies the means” approach and used the Primacy of Peter heresy as the foundation. To make sure that the church and the Bishop of Rome would cooperate, Constantine called the Council of Nicea and there he commanded that all the bishops would now observe the venerable day of the invincible Sun and would no longer observe the Biblical Sabbath, which runs from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday on the grounds that it was Jewish. Constantine wanted the people to worship on the day of the sun. So, he passed an edict that all people would worship on the day of the invincible Sun. And this edict by the Emperor and the Bishop of Rome was to be enforced by the power of Rome, the armies and police of the Roman Empire.
And so it came about that, what was once the Christian church, which followed the teachings of Jesus Christ and obeyed the commandments of Almighty God, was perverted and seduced away from the teachings of God. Now the Primacy of Peter doctrine, which elevated the leader of the church above the word of God and empowered him to make any decision to bind anything or to loose anything, as he saw fit and for his own benefit, and the benefit of his institution and his organization. This resulted in the substitution of his own opinions, and the traditions of his Church; for the word of God.
This exalted this man above God’s word and set him up as judge of God’s word, and in so doing, by being a judge of what God said, he set himself up over God, he exalted himself above Almighty God. Now for these people things worked pretty well for the next few hundred years until a certain British King became more concerned with his own reproductive needs that he was above the authority of Rome. And he decided that he would make just as good a Pope as the Pope in Rome was, so he declared an English church with an English leader. He declared that the Crown head of England, the King or the Queen would be the Head of the Church of England, and that they would divorce from the Vatican because the Vatican would not grant him the divorce he wanted.
This set in motion a series of wars between Catholics and Anglicans in Britain and also a series of reformers within the Roman church. Many heroic personalities began to teach in the Roman church about the need for justice and judgment and the weightier matters of the law, and that the authority of the leader of the church was being carried too far. Other people like Cromwell fought against the religious power of Kings to gain for us the advantages of religious freedom that we possess in our nations today. And while we have many legal freedoms, there is still the matter of freedom of the mind, freedom of conscience, and freedom of spirit.
And again, the individual who believes that anyone can stand between themselves and God, and honestly believes that another human being can keep him out of God’s Kingdom, can prevent him from being in the resurrection to eternal life, and can consign him to the second death; If someone really believes that, then the person that he believes in; has total complete ultimate power. A falsely supposed authority, which belongs only to our Creator, only to Almighty God; for we shall be judged by every Word of God and only Almighty God will decide whether we are righteous or not. Only God will decide whether we may enter His Kingdom or not.
There is no mediator between man and God except Jesus Christ. There is no intercessor between man and God except Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
You know the Scriptures, you know these words, if you don’t get a good concordance and look them up. Intercessor and mediator, there is none between man and God, only Jesus Christ who gave himself for us.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors for him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor death, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Consider he says, “Neither powers, nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. The term powers and principalities refers to all authorities, and people claiming to be apostles and Popes and Kings; and none of them, none whatsoever can ever come between us and God and his Christ, unless we allow them to do so, unless we allow them to come between us and God, unless we choose to follow them without checking and testing whether they be of God and from God and whether their words are consistent with the word of God.
No, Peter did not have the power to change God’s Word. And no man before or since has ever had such a prerogative. The Bible contains the laws of God, which are the means by which order will be maintained, the weak and innocent will be protected, and the means by which peaceful harmonious relationships between men, between each other, and between men and God will be maintained. The Holy Bible is the Constitution of the coming Kingdom of God. It is the basic law, the foundation upon which the Kingdom is built. No man has the right to try and tamper with that, has a right to decide to change that, has the right to decide for himself what must be bound and obeyed, and what may be ignored.
This is the basic law, the Constitution of the Kingdom of God. It is God, who is the king. It is his law and none of his subjects has the right to question that law or his authority because He is also our Creator, our Father. And the creation is never greater than the Creator, and the children are never greater than their father. Why then do people love to be dominated and controlled? Why then, as God said to Jeremiah, do the people love to have it so?
First, because they are taught that that is the way things should be. Second, because like the people of Israel in the days of Moses, they are afraid. They said, “Moses, you go and speak to God for us because we are very afraid”. And people are afraid today. They are afraid of making mistakes; they are afraid that they can’t understand, they are afraid, and they lack faith that God can lead them into the truth, that God’s Spirit will lead them into the truth. Yes of course mistakes will be made, but the righteous man gets back up and dusts himself off, and carries on with the journey into knowledge.
Do not ever be afraid to try and learn. If we were all afraid to try to walk as children, we would have never learned to walk. And the same is true spiritually speaking. If we are afraid to study, afraid to think, afraid to trust God, we will never develop and learn spiritual things. People want to be controlled. They want to be told what to do because they’re afraid, because they are taught to be that way, and because they are naturally involved in their own physical lives, and they’re spiritually lazy, and they don’t want to be bothered with checking things out, and studying and making the effort.
And I tell you, God is looking around for people who are willing to make the effort. And those are the people He will bring into His Kingdom, people who care enough to try, people who care enough to make the effort. Read the Parables of the Pounds and the Talents, remember the lessons there; that people who bury their talent, people who don’t try, people who don’t care, people who are content to be spoon-fed, and told what they should think and do, those people will have their pound, their talent taken away from them and given to somebody else who will do something with it, who will make an effort.
People just love to be told what to do, because that is the easy way. That is the way that requires a minimum of personal effort, and they figured they’ve got it made if they just do what they’re told.
Well, I tell you, it doesn’t work that way. You have to do what God tells you, not what some man tells you!
And to find out what God tells you, you have to make the effort to check it out, look it up, study, pray and learn, and not just rely on what some other person tells you because human beings make mistakes. They really do. We all do. Put your trust in God. Do not put your trust in men. And if you put your trust in God even though you yourself may make mistakes, God will lift you up, and He will help you, and you will make it right through to the very end.
An angel prophesies of the imminent destruction of Babylon [the now rising New Federal Europe] during the Marriage of the Lamb in heaven, as the Seven Last Plagues are poured out
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [disloyalty to the Creator], and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her [bonding and becoming one with her, instead of becoming one with God], and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Brethren, this shows that God’s people are partaking of the Babylonian Mysteries in this latter day! How? By following the Babylonian Mysteries idolatrous system of exalting men as idols above any zeal for keeping and living by every Word of God!
In today’s Ekklesia we are committing the same sin and we are following the same false doctrine of the Babylonian Mysteries; we are following that doctrine of demons which teaches that we must follow anyone other than the Husband of our baptismal espousal! That some man has ultimate moral authority on the earth!
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
The soon coming New Europe revival of Babylon, is to become fabulously wealthy during the first part of the tribulation, and they shall mourn greatly when the Asian nations destroy her and then Christ [The Rock of Daniel 2] comes to totally destroy all that remains of her.
18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Then the chosen saints, now in heaven after their resurrection, will rejoice at the fall of the Babylonian Mysteries System, and at the coming of the Kingdom of God, and at their inheritance given to them to destroy and replace Babylon the Great!
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [The resurrected chosen will go to heaven for a time before coming back to the earth], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
After the resurrection of the chosen Jesus Christ will take them to the heavenly Temple for the Marriage of the Lamb, while the seven last plagues are poured out on the Babylonian Mysteries system on the earth. Then after the wedding feast and the distribution of offices they will come back to the earth for the final destruction of wickedness and the beginning of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is [represents] the righteousness of saints.
19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
The angel then tells John that the testimony of Jesus Christ [the proof that he dwells in us] is the spirit of prophecy [the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit enabling us to live by every Word of God]; which is the holy Spirit of God.
19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus [have the Spirit of Christ in us]: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Then Jesus Christ, the Husband of the collective spiritual bride is revealed with his armies of saints, as he makes ready to come to the earth to destroy Babylon the Great and to rule all nations.
19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
So much for the mainstream tolerant of sin false Jesus, now being adopted by some of the Ekklesia!
19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
19:14 And the armies [Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,] which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God [Zech 14].
19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Those who resist Christ in the massive armies gathered and fighting at Jerusalem shall perish and be carrion for scavenger birds and animals.
19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
It would appear that when Christ comes, both the armies of Asia and the army of the New Europe will turn to fight Messiah the Christ as he sets foot on the Mount of olives.
19:19 And I saw the beast [the New Europe], and the kings of the earth, and their armies [the Asian armies], gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army [of the resurrected chosen].
19:20 And the beast [the political leader of the New Europe] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
19:21 And the remnant [of the armies at Jerusalem] were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth [the command of Christ destroyed them]: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Immediately after Christ and his chosen come to the earth they will round up Satan and his demons, defeat the opposing armies and they will cast the political and religious leaders of the Babylonian Mysteries Holy Roman Empire system into the fire burning them alive as a graphic example for all peoples concerning the end of those who are unrepentant and refuse to live by every Word of God.
The false teaching of a wimp Jesus who winks at and tolerates willful sin: Is a Ridiculous Doctrine of Demons!
At that same time just as the kingdom of God is ready to be established, Satan the Adversary and his spirits are to be bound up for a thousand years; and a millennial Sabbath of rest from his deceptions and rebellions will begin! This millennial Sabbath of rest is represented by the seventh and High Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal [locked up the door of his detention] upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
For the details of Satan’s release and see: 101: From Pentecost to Trumpets and Satan’s Release
20:4 And I saw thrones, and they [the resurrected chosen] sat upon them, and judgment [authority to teach and enforce the Word of God as kings and priess] was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded [martyred] for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
This sis peaking of the millennial kingdom; those who rule well during the millennium will also reign with Christ in positions of leadership forever.
There will be no other resurrections of the dead during the millennium, from the resurrection of the chosen as the seventh trump begins to sound, until after the end of the millennium when the main fall harvest of Tabernacles resurrections come.
Those living into the millennium will be changed to spirit or destroyed when they reach 100 years old; the same as those resurrected to flesh during the main harvest.
Isaiah 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Satan will be released after the thousand year millennium Sabbath of rest from his deceptions and given one last chance to repent. Instead he will again deceive millions into following him away from God.
20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Ezekiel 38-39 will be partially fulfilled when the nations of Asia come up against Jerusalem the first time just at the coming of Messiah the Christ; and after the millennium Ezekiel 38 – 39 will be fulfilled in its fullness.
20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog [the nations of Asia], to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
In King James time torture was a common practice in deciding a judgment, therefore the word “judged” is here rendered “tormented.” The sense of the meaning is that Satan has been judged finally and eternally forever, and shall be destroyed never to rise up again.
This is a reference to Satan having been previously restrained and then released, and refers to the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire of Satan; God is reassuring us that Satan has been eternally judged and will never return again.
20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are [the word “are” was added by the translators according to their bias, and should have been rendered “were”], and shall be tormented [judged and condemned to eternal destruction, never to rise again] day and night for ever and ever.
Brethren, I have absolutely no doubt that the vast majority of people and religious people sincerely think that they are pleasing God and doing God a service in all that they do. Satan has deceived the whole world and once he is removed this world will be a far better place.
Then after the millennium comes the main harvest of the dead during the seven thousand years represented by the Feast of the Ingathering of Nations [the Feast of Tabernacles].
20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Do not believe the lies being spread in the Ekklesia today!
Jesus is NOT some weak “tolerate anything” being; he is the Mighty One who destroyed the whole earth for the wickedness of men during the life of Noah!
The Son is zealous to live by EVERY WORD of God the Father! All those who refuse to live by EVERY WORD of God; all who say that Jesus is love and will wink at our willful self justified sins: Shall be burned alive in the fire.
20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
After the millennial Sabbath of rest, and after the Feast of Tabernacles main harvest of humanity; the earth is to be destroyed by fire.
2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but [God wants all to come to sincere repentance and be brought into the Family of God after which all wickedness will be destroyed along with the earth and its atmosphere.] that all should come to repentance.
Here, Peter uses the term “Day of the Lord” in reference to the complete destruction of the earth and all wickedness, after the fist resurrection to spirit and the millennium and after the main harvest of humanity.
3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
If God will destroy all wicked men who will not live by EVERY WORD of God, and will destroy the whole earth, its seas and its atmosphere; shall we then live by our own ways? or will we turn to live by EVERY WORD of God; wherein is life eternal?
3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation [conduct] and godliness,
3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace [that we may be at peace with God and reconciled to God and living by every Word of God], without spot [with no spot of sin], and blameless [without any sin].
Now comes the Feast of the Eighth Day
A New Beginning with all wickedness including Satan himself with his spirits and every person who does not live by EVERY WORD of God; DESTROYED by fire!
God the Father himself coming down to live with his redeemed children on a new planet now cleansed by fire and recreated pure from all evil; and god and humanity going forward into eternity in the peace and prosperity that living by Every Word of God brings!
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
The wondrous meaning of the Feast of the Eighth Day!
No more suffering or tears of pain. All people at peace with and united with God and therefore at peace with and united with all others who are united with God!
The way to peace, is for the ultimate deceiver to be removed and the truth and the true way to peace made available to all.
The longing of humanity is for a peace that people cannot achieve without the wisdom of God. Real peace is not imaginary; IT IS COMING!
21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life [the Holy Spirit of God] freely.
21:7 He that overcometh [to learn to live by Every Word of God] shall inherit all things [the entire universe is included in the term “All Things”]; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Those who think they can sin with impunity will be destroyed for the good of the whole; so that they do not damage the peace of others. It is an ignorant and foolish person who claims to be godly and justifies his sins claiming that god is love and will overlook his willful sins.
It is because God is love that he will NOT overlook our sins! Because our sins hurt ourselves and they hurt others; and God loves ALL people! Almighty God will not permit any self justifying willful sinner who harms his other children to enter his spiritual family!
21:8 But the fearful [those who are too afraid of men to follow and obey God], and unbelieving [those who will not believe that we must stop sinning], and the abominable [the self justifying willful perpetrators of any sin are an abomination to God], and murderers, and whoremongers [spiritually those who follow other gods], and sorcerers [consorters with spirits], and idolaters [as in making idols of men and corporate organizations to exalt their words above the Word of God], and all liars [including those who tell partial truths to deceive], shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Those who say that we should not expose and condemn sin: Hear the Word of the Lord:
The resurrected chosen will be the bride of the Lamb and they are faithful to God and Jesus Christ who will rule the universe from the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem where God dwells, is a type of the bride who dwells with her Husband and His Father.
Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
A furlong being 1/8 of a mile making the city a 1,500 mile cube.
21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
This may be a clue as to the meaning of the “sea of glass” of the court before the throne of God.
21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
The walls had on them the gems representing each tribe of Israel.
21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
This does not mean that there will no longer be a sun and moon, only that the light of God will fill the earth so that there is no need of light from the sun and moon.
21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
Revelation 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
No one who justifies willful sin shall ever enter into eternal lifer and the City of God.
21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
The river of water of life coming out from the throne of God is a picture of the Holy Spirit of life eternal flowing out from God.
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
The tree of life nourished by the water; as a type of eternal life coming from the Holy Spirit and the keeping of the whole Word of God, brining forth the tree of life bears the fruits of the Spirit of God. The leaves which give life to a tree are represented as giving spiritual healing [eternal salvation] to the nations.
22:2 In the midst of the street [growing up out of the river and overspreading to both sides is the tree of eternal life] of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits [figurative of the fruits of the Holy Spirit], and yielded her fruit every month [the trees bore a new kind of fruit each month]: and the leaves of the tree were for the [spiritual] healing of the nations.
There are twelve Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance (Gal 5:22) and there are three other Fruits. A Sound Mind which is the ability to absorb and retain the nature of God as defined by the whole Word of God (2 Ti 1:7), Wisdom which is explained in the Seven Pillars of Wisdom articles. and Eternal Life.
A natural tree has a trunk representing Jesus Christ and branches representing the faithful who are in Christ. It would also have leaves which turn the light of the sun into energy giving strength and life to the whole tree. The leaves would therefore represent the Holy Spirit which takes in the LIGHT [every Word of God] of God and turns it into spiritual energy, pouring spiritual health and life through the branches and producing the fruits of the Holy Spirit. See The Tree of Life article.
22:3 And there shall be no more curse [sin or the decay and death that sin brings]: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
22:4 And they [the people now changed to spirit] shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads [the nature of God will dwell in the minds of all people who are changed to spirit; absolutely no sin allowed] .
22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they [the chosen and changed] shall reign for ever and ever.
22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
The saying “I come quickly” is addressed to those in the later day, when knowledge and understanding shall be increased, and the wise shall receive an understanding of these things (Dan 12). The blessing on those who “keep the sayings of the book” is a blessing on those who keep the instructions to “Live by EVERY WORD of God.”
22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
We are to worship [exalt and obey in moral matters] no man, no not an angel from heaven; we are to worship [exalt and obey] God alone.
22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Today, at this latter day; these things are being unsealed because the time is at hand.
22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
This does not mean that God does not want the wicked and unjust to repent, rather it means that the time for judgment is at hand.
22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Those who live by every Word of God shall have a good reward and those who justify sin shall receive strong and bitter correction, and if they still will not sincerely repent they shall be cast into the fire of eternal destruction.
22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Jesus Christ existed at the beginning, before the creation of men; and he will exist forever!
22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [enter into eternal life].
22:15 For without are dogs [dogs follow other dogs in packs (picturing men with group instinct following the crowd and exalting idols of men) and are also sexually indiscriminate (picturing spiritual infidelity], and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters [today the Ekklesia has had a great falling away into idolatry of men], and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root [the beginning of, the father of by creating] and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
A call to sincerely repent and come to live by every Word of God.
22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen