"Prophecy and Instruction Concerning the End
One of the most talked about subjects today is the end times and all the events that surround those times. There is no reason that we be anxious of these times, for Jesus told us to wait patiently on Him. In Mark 13 Jesus told His disciples, and us the seven seals, and these seals are also recorded in the Book of Revelation. They are the seals/signs that will mark the end of this earth age of the flesh we are now living in. The very word "Revelation" means "to reveal", to make known.
Christ would not keep His elect in the dark concerning the simplicity of His teaching, so Jesus is asked by three of His apostles, as they are coming out of the Temple, when is the end of the world going to be. We know from Matthew 24:3, this is the actual wording of the question put to Jesus.
Matthew 24:3 "And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of "Thy coming, and the end of the world."
It is important that we understand the word "world" as used in the Greek manuscripts, is "aion", and "age, or an age of time". In the Hebrew, " `olam", which denotes a limited, or even an extended period of time, such as the context of each occurrence may demand. So as such, this is talking about the end of our present earth age which is characterized by a special form of Divine administration or dispensation.
Jesus is giving us the seven events that must come to pass to bring to an end to this age, and the return of Christ. There are many church traditions that complicate the simplicity of what Jesus is teaching here. This is why we should have our ear tuned to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to man's traditions. So the subject to this entire study is, "When is the end of this earth age, and what are the events that mark that coming."
Remember that in Mark chapter 12 we were told about the little widow that had enough faith to give all her livelihood over to God and put her trust in God for provision. So don't forget that the famine in the end times is not for the bread that you eat, but for the knowledge and truth of God's Word.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"
There will be a famine coming very shortly for the knowledge, and for the hearing of the Word of God.
Editor's Note: COMING, It's already upon us! It's already started. Have you been to church lately, looking for the Word of God, His Bible, to be taught book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse? No, I didn't ask if you had a Sunday school quarterly full of man's interpretation of what the Bible says or if you sat in a worship service listening to a one verse rev. talk about various events he hopes will interest you. Yes, it's already upon us. And the schools and news media - dare I go on? Yes! "Mystery Babylon" is here! Live Link to- "Mystery Babylon"
Mark 13:1 "And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples saith unto Him, "Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!"
This was the time of the end of Jesus Ministry, and Jesus and His disciples were in Jerusalem where Jesus was about to be turned over to the Kenite priests, scribes and Pharisees to be tried and crucified. The disciples have been warned over and over that He would be crucified and after three days AND three nights He would rise from the dead. However, the disciples understood from the prophets that there is another time coming when Jesus shall return not as a servant, but as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Josephus gives us a very good picture of the dimension and size of these stones. Some of them were up to forty feet long, given in the measurements of our day. Many of these stone still stand to this day, as we see the pictures of the wailing wall of the temple base in Jerusalem. The disciples are looking at these great building of the temple in Jerusalem, and they are marveling at their beauty.
Mark 13:2 "And Jesus answering said unto him, "Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
This has not happened yet, to this date. Many today think that this was the time of Titus' destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., However, that mischief doesn't even compare to the destruction and the tribulation that God describes that would take place at Jesus Christ's return, at the end of this earth age when these stones are cast down and turned to powder. Why is this? Because Jerusalem is going to be turned to sand when Jesus returns at the sounding of the seventh trump. Those huge stones will be nothing but tiny grains of sand. Jerusalem is going to be flattened and cleansed to the point whereby the Millennium temple can be build.
As we begin these Millennium Chapters of Ezekiel, it is important to know that the first five verses of chapter 40 set the stage for these last 9 chapters.
In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
The hand of the Lord came upon Ezekiel to show him this vision during the captivity but after the final siege of Jerusalem.
 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.
This is a "vision" that we are about to read from the vantage point of the very high mountain, which is where God resides! Consider that we are going to see the kingdom of God during the Millennium "from the top down".
 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
Ezekiel is now "zoomed in" to the temple and BEHOLD, (got your eyes open?), he was met by a celestial being, an angel, i.e. a son of God in his spiritual body who appears to Ezekiel as if he was made out of polished brass! If you are a student of the prophets then you may recall that the prophet Daniel was also visited by "Vision Man" whose appearance was also like unto polished brass.
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
Only Daniel, the servant of God to whom it was given, was able to SEE the vision. The men that were with him COULD NOT see it, so neither could they understand it. So too,
There will be those who do not have eyes to see and ears to hear that will not SEE the visions of Ezekiel chapters 40 through 48, for the visions are indeed spiritual as we now continue to document.
However, before we move on, did you notice that the man of brass appeared with two measuring tools, a line of flax (linen) and a measuring reed, kind of like a tape measure, for longer measurements and a yardstick for shorter ones? Our Father has unique ways of revealing His truth to us even as we have seen the "line" and the "reed" used elsewhere when He wanted to "size things up" for us!
The measuring line:
I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.  Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Ezekiel 40:4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; ...
Ezekiel, use your spiritual eyes to see, and your spiritual ears to hear, and understand with your spiritual mind to discern what I am about to show you!
IF YOU MISS this verse, and the profound spiritual significance of verse 5, the rest of the Book of Ezekiel will be little more than a description of a temple building and a city. 1 Cor. 2:14 " But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
to the intent that I might shew them
unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the
"For to the intent", for THAT PURPOSE of spiritual understanding, art thou brought hither to see these things. And make that which you UNDERSTAND part of your teaching and declaration to your people.
Question: Do you believe the Millennial temple described here in Ezekiel is going to be a physical building, as in a structure, made of bricks and mortar? I rather think all the things we are told in the rest of Ezekiel are a vision Ezekiel sees of a temple our Lord has him describe in physical terminology to help us see into that spiritual dimension. Remember, the true temple is Christ; not a building made of bricks and mortar!
Now notice the very first thing Ezekiel SEES... behold a WALL round about the Temple.
 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about,...
There will be a WALL around the Temple (that true temple being Christ) all during the Millennium. We know that the Glory of God is returning to the temple, even Jesus Christ, but the "spiritually dead" cannot partake of that "Tree of Life" until after the 1000 years is finished. Thus, there will be a "wall" or barrier between them and Christ (See Ezek. 43:8 now or wait until we get there). In other words, those who were not part of the first resurrection cannot approach Christ and receive eternal life until the time of second resurrection, the Great White Throne Judgment.
If you are like me you do not have the patience to wait until we get to chapter 43 to read verse 8, so here it is with yellow background color:
Notice also in Ezek. 43:7 that there will be no more defiling of God's House, nor idolatrous religious practices, nor worshipping of earthly kings, especially that abominable one! Jesus Christ shall RULE with a rod of iron as it is written in Rev. 12:5 & 19:15.
Here's what they did before:
In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
They (i.e. our ancestors, the ancient Israelites) set up God's house their "own" way, "arranging" things with the traditions of men in place of God's Word, and they led everyone to worship the "abominable desolater", the false-christ, instead of the true Messiah (still do in many/most of our Christian churches of today). Christ is going to put an end to it once and for all at the sound of the 7th Trump, that Day of God's Wrath.
 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
Have you ever known an alcoholic or an addicted person or heard him (or her) describe the day he "hit bottom" and came face to face with the reality of his condition and how ashamed he was of his actions and the hurt he caused to many of his loved ones? It is perhaps a fitting analogy to the "shame" that many of us will feel on the day we "hit bottom" and come face to face with the Lord Jesus Christ and realize that we have been nothing but a bunch of WHORES! For many of us, our shame will be so great that we will try to hide in the dens and rocks and would rather the mountains fall on us, than have to face Him.
Right now, during this dispensation of grace, when many do not even believe that God exists, all who WILL can approach Christ and enter the Holy of Holies, but during the Millennium that will not be the case. For everyone SHALL KNOW that He is Lord, for they shall see His Glory, but they must "learn" and "want" of their own free will to follow Him and His ways and not Satan and his ways. They will have NO CHOICE but to learn and follow His ways during the Millennium. (That's where we will see the Zadok and the saints of the 1st Resurrection come in.) After that, Satan will be released for a short season when they can PROVE on their own whether they still want to or not! THEN... the judgment!
Let's complete verse 5.
[verse 5... continued] and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
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Mark 13:3 "And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately,"
Jesus has left the Temple after teaching and observing the poor widow woman casting all she had into the offering plate. Jesus and some of His disciples crossed over Kedron, and walked up on the mount of Olives. This means that Jesus is on the west side of the mount of Olives, and looking to the east side of the Temple.
There are four disciples here asking Jesus to reveal the events that would mark the end of this earth age, and His return. Jesus is not making this a public teaching, but is given this information privately for those that He has called forth, to be sealed in their mind with this understanding.
Mark 13:4 "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?"
This marks the subject for the entire chapter. Now Jesus is going to tell us the seven seals what will take place before His second advent. These seven seals are the equivalent of the seven trumpets, and the seven plagues. The seals are not in order, however the seven trumpet of Revelation mark the order that the events will come to pass. The "sound of the trumpet" is the sound that executes the order of the event that shall take place. It is God telling us the order of the happenings at the end of this earth age of the flesh. The seals are not in order, but are given in such a way that the deceiver himself is put in the foreground, to where we can understand completely through the seals. It is the deceiver himself that causes the confusion that take place. Jesus is now going to tell us the events that will take place when the end will come.
Mark 13:5 "And Jesus answering them began to say, "Take heed lest any man deceive you:"
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So the basis of what we are working with here and guarding against, is deception. We have covered twelve chapters now in the book of Mark, and the people called the "deceivers" (the Kenites) are spoken of over and over. They are the ones that have taken God's Word and twisted it to conform to their traditions, and made God's people believe their lies. They are the offspring of the same ones that took Jesus' life, and quite frankly, it is the religious community they control. The deception will come from the church, i.e. religious community.
Lets go to Revelation 6, where the seals are listed, to the first seal from Revelation 6 so that we can align within our minds the continuity of God's Holy Word. Lets look at the seals of God with the common sense that Jesus gives us here in Mark.
Revelation 6:1 "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see."
This is the first seal that Jesus is going to give us. This is one of the "Zoan", the beasts that guard the throne of God and he is going to do the speaking here. He is telling you to open your mind and see what is going to happen. It is not a secret, but something that is required of all of God's elect to see and understand.
Revelation 6:2 "And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."
This is not a white ass like Jesus rode into Jerusalem on, but is exactly like the white steed that Jesus will ride when He comes at the seventh trumpet, in Revelation 19:11-17. This white horse, and the one that is sitting on it, is a copy, a counterfeit of the what will come later. This word for "bow" in the Greek is "toxon", which is not the same "bow" described in Revelation 4:3, God's bow was the rainbow that was "round about the throne of God". This bow that Satan will have when he comes will be a cheep imitation. Satan will come appearing to be what he is not. Satan will be coming as the "instead of Christ", in the role of the Antichrist, for he is the "son of perdition" (he will pretend and claim to be God).
This "crown was given unto him," and it means that this false christ is going to rule when he comes. He went forth conquering, and to conquer in the name of religion. In the name of religion he is going to deceive and confuse the people living on the face of this earth. This is Jesus Christ's first warning to you. Satan is coming to deceive those that are not sealed in their minds with the truth from God's Word. That is why the famine in the end times is not for bread but for the Word of God, because people will reject God's Word for the tradition and lying deceptions that will be given in the name of religion. So we see that the person on the white horse will be Satan, disguised as the true Christ. Satan is the false messiah that will come into the world, and he will make the people of the world, still living in the flesh, think he has come to rapture them away.
Of course the so-called rapture has not occurred when this first seal takes place. Jesus is warning His disciples so that they will not be deceived by this fake christ, and if you are living in your flesh body when this occurs you will see Satan in his cheep [toxon] glory when he presents himself to the world. If you think there is a rapture, you have already taken the mark of the beast (666) at this time, for you will think that Satan is Christ. Before this chapter ends, Jesus will tell you exactly when this gathering back to Christ is going to happen.
Mark 13:6 "For many shall come in My name, saying, `I am the Christ; and shall deceive many."
Today there are thousands of ministers that present themselves to you, and tell you that they are of Christ. They tell you to be saved, and to believe on Jesus, yet they never quite get into God's Word enough to where you will understand the events of our time. They don't prepare you in a way to keep you from being deceived by this false christ that shall come first. So where does the deception come from? RELIGION! The deception comes from false messiahs, false teachers, and that sweet old minister that just never gets around to prepare his flock for the coming of this false christ.
We read in Revelation 6:2 of where Satan is going to come with his crown and be allowed, by God, to rule for a short time. So how will he take over that kingdom of his? He will assume his authority with lies, a flood of lies and deception.
Mark 13:7 "And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet."
This is getting into the second seal of the book of Revelation.
Revelation 6:3 "And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, "come and see."
This is the second angel that is going to reveal another event that shall come to pass. The "beast" is another of the cherubs that guarded the throne of God.
Revelation 6:4 "And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword."
The "red horse" is a war horse. The "sword" that causes this peace to be taken from the earth, and given to war, is the sword of lies, remember, "Take heed that no man deceive you". The sword of Christ that proceeds from Christ is given in Revelation 1:16, and it cuts both ways. However, Satan also has a sword, and his sword [words] causes nothing but death and destruction to those that listen to it. First come the lies, then the deception, and then the war. Before any nation goes to war, its people have to be prepared for the war, and many things that are spoken to prepare the people for that conflict are pure lies. This final war being talked about here appears to be one thing, when in actuality it is just the opposite. It is a spiritual war that appears to be a thing of peace, when in fact it is complete destruction of the souls of men. the battle field will be in the minds of men and women, and it will be fought with words, ideas and precepts, that are twisted from the Word of God by Satan.
So the second seal from Mark 13 is the war that will cover the entire earth, and it is a spiritual warfare. It comes through a false sense of peace, and Paul warns us of this warfare in Ephesians 6:10; "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."
Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
This world wide war is a spiritual warfare that is fought with words, lies, and a distortion of the truth. It is not out on some foreign battle field, but the battle field is in your mind. It is fought with words and ideas, and the twisting of the truth to the point of making lies seem to be the truth. So the second seal is just like the first, some of Satan's people (the Kenites) who will mix and intermingle, and bring about a deception of the truths from God's Word. The second seal is the war horse. When you hear continually of war, you don't have to worry, but when you hear the opposite of war, or peace, peace all the time, then is when you have to take notice.
The "new world order" is the horse that the "new world peace" shall ride into our time on. So this is the second seal. This is why it is essential for you and me to study the entire Word of God, and place that Word in our minds [hearts], for the time will come when that is the only thing that will protect you from the lies and deception, and deceiving wonders that Satan will bring.
Mark 13:8 "For nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom aganst kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."
This is the third seal that Jesus is given to us.
Revelation 6:5 "And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "come and see." And I beheld, and, lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand."
This third angel of God is telling you and me to look and pay attention with understanding. These "balances" are the balances of commerce. Remember the four hidden dynasties? Religion, Politics, Economics, and Education, [the third is that of Commerce and trade], and the balances in the hand of the Kenites, using this to draw the world to their father Satan.
Revelation 6:6 "And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine."
Remember that the "oil" is symbolic for "olive oil", the "oil of our people". It is symbolic for the blood of Christ. The point that is made here is that you do not hurt even one of God's elect. A penny was the scale for one days labor, and that is what you would work all day long for to get a loaf of bread. It is talking about a famine, however, as we read earlier, the famine is not for the bread that you eat, but the famine is for the hearing the truth from the Word of God with understanding.
This famine is what Jesus is talking about here in Mark 13:8. When you shall hear of these "famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."
This word "sorrows" as used in the Greek are "birth pangs". These are the labor pains that come to a woman before the birth actually comes. As the birth draws closer to delivery, these pains get closer and closer until they are virtually one on top of the other until the child finally comes. This is in reference though to the birth of a new age. That new age is the Millennium age, that starts with the return of Christ. Remember that these "birth pangs" [seals or prophecies] are the subject of this chapter, "What are the signs that we shall see before Christ's return?" So the signs of Christ's return are when the birth pangs start, when the famine or the lack of knowledge for hearing God's Word becomes common, and the masses of the people will turn to listen to false teachers and false prophets and turn to their traditions.
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You hear it all the time; "Here is Christ message to you," one will say; another says, "This is the message God gave me to give to you;" and so on. They all claim to be from Christ and with His message given to them by Christ for you. All the denominations claim to have the inside track to Jesus Christ and His Word, yet very few of them will give you the actual Word of God with the knowledge from the manuscripts. The people are hungry for the Word, yet all these false teachers are giving is bits and morsels of half truths, just enough to keep the money flowing to their offering plates.
Mark 13:9 "But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake,, for a testimony against them."
So now we go into the forth seal of the end times.
Revelation 6:7 "And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the forth beast say, "Come and see".
Again this fourth seal is something that our Lord wants his people to know and understand so that they will not be deceived by Satan.
Revelation 6:8 "And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
We are all the way to the forth seal, and so far there has been nothing complicated about any of this. Jesus taught it back on the mount of Olives before His crucifixion, and again to John in this vision, when he/John was taken in the spirit to the time of the end. We are to recognize these events when they come to pass. Remember that there are only four beast cherubs that protect the throne of God. We know this from Revelation 4:6; "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind."
"Pale horse" represents "death", and after the famine comes death. We are talking about Satan here, for that is another name of Satan, "death". It is the title of Satan's government, and through His government he will bring death and the fall of many that claim to be Christians. We know that at the end of Satan's journey is hell fire. Is that where you want to go? Of course not.
So the forth seal is when the religious world and the media create the famine for the hearing of the Word of God.
Revelation 20:14 "And death [Satan] and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
The first death is the death of your physical body, the death of your flesh. The second death is the death of your soul. It is when those that follow Satan cease to exist, even the memory of them will be erased for all times.
Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
God allowed those that are taking part in this deception to do what they are going to do, because it fits into the negative part of His plan to salvage our souls. These beasts of the earth are not "Zoan" [the beast of heaven], but they are "therion" a Divine power given to do a poisonous and evil thing. These beasts are the Kenites, the sons of Cain (from Eve's sexual encounter with Satan in the Garden of Eden"), that are going to spear-head these deceptions and bring Satan's lies to reality. It also represents the evil spirits that Satan will release upon the people of the earth.
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Revelation 6:9 "And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:"
Remember that John wrote this on the great day of the Lord. He is looking back to the past from that day of the Lord, and seeing the souls of them that were slain during this time when these seven seals were taking place. Today many think that when a person dies they are laid to rest until the rapture comes; A time when God will fly them out of here.
How ridicules people become when they allow their minds to believe in fairy-tales.
The souls of them that are here under the altar of God in heaven, were slain in their flesh bodies for their belief in the Word of God which they held. Their physical bodies were laid to rest and decay and return to the dust it is made of; however, where are their souls? God is telling us here that those souls are right there before the altar of God in heaven; not in a hole in the ground.
Revelation 6:10 "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"
These souls of the slain are asking the same question as the disciples had here in Mark 13. "How long to the end of this earth age?" These souls had been human beings with flesh and blood bodies, and their blood had flowed for the sake of the Word of God. They ask, "How long will it be before you destroy our enemies?"
Revelation 6:11 "And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled."
All of these souls were overcomers in Christ in this earth age of the flesh. God is telling them that, during this time of these seals their fellow servants, which are you and me who believe in Christ and have the truth of the Word of God sealed in our mind, should be killed just as they were. Are you going to be carrying the witness of God and the testimony of His Word during this time, or are you going to be deceived along with the rest of the world? The job that must be done here on earth while we are in our flesh bodies, and it must be fulfilled. However lets take a closer look at the word "killed".
In Strong's Greek dictionary, # 615 ; "apokteino, ap-ok-ti'-no; from 575, to kill outright, to destroy, to put to death." Then in # 575 we read; "apo, apo', a prime particle, off, away, in various senses (of place, time, or relation; lit. or fig.). In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc."
What then happens at the end of this earth age, at the time of Jesus return? It marks the end of all flesh and blood bodies, when those that remain for the Millennium age will be back in their celestial (spirit) bodies. The Mystery that Paul revealed to us in I Corinthians 15:50 was that "...flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God." In the fifth seal while the souls of the saints were lying under the altar of God in heaven, God would not come against their enemies and punish them until the appointed time in God's plan. Until the age of our being in flesh and blood bodies had ended, and the change from those flesh bodies into the new incorruptible celestial bodies had occurred.
Many in the flesh will not see death to their physical bodies, but will be change instantly, in the wink of an eye into their new spiritual bodies. This comes to pass at the end of this earth age, and the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. Paul taught of this in I Corinthians 15:52; "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible."
Though the two witnesses shall be slain before the whole world, God gave Satan orders, touch not those that have the seal of God in their foreheads. Your mind is in your forehead, and it is what is in your mind that determines if you are sealed or not.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
So there must be a testimony that must be given on earth by the fellow servants before the end of this age must come to an end. Many others have already gone to be with the Lord, but there are others back here on earth still in their flesh bodies that must also be slain, or their flesh bodies changed into their incorruptible bodies, just like the others have been. This was the fifth seal, and it helps us understand the time sequence of what must take place before Christ returns. Before it is all over. Mark 13 will even tell us the generation that will see it all come to pass.
Here again in Mark 13:9, we will see what we can expect in that generation before it all comes to the end. In review:
Mark 13:9 "But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them."
These places are the synagogues of Satan, (churches) those religious places where people gather to practice their religious traditions. You will be drilled thoroughly for the sake of converting you to the ways of the false christ. Everything that they do to you will be for the sake of Christ's Word, and your position that you take to defend His Word. Thus the fifth seal is you being used as a testimony against these religious rulers and leaders.
Your testimony is against those that claim to be of the true Christ, when in fact they are teaching the doctrines of Satan, that will lead people to follow him.
Any time someone claims to be of Christ, and does not teach all of God's Word, look out for them. Be very careful, especially when they try to maneuver you into their traditions that go against God's Word, and they make void the prophecies of the Word. That is your destiny, my Christian friend, to become a witness for God's Word.
Mark 13:10 "And the gospel must first be published among all nations."
This is not happening today, but at a time in the near future when the trials are going forth, and the elect are being singled out, and then the Holy Spirit of God will be speaking through His elect and fingering Satan out to be the false messiah.
Mark 13:11 "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost [Spirit]."
When this time comes in the very near future, it will not be the elect of God that does the speaking, but the Holy Spirit speaking in and through the mouths of His elect. Every one of these individuals will be delivered before these false councils before the final day of this earth age. This is why Peter would say to the people in Acts 2, on Pentecost day; "This is that which was spoken of by Joel the Prophet."
Acts 2:16: "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;"
We can read this prophecy in Joel 2:28-32. These sons and daughters shall speak in a cloven tongue, as recorded in Acts 2:6; meaning that the language that they shall speak in will need no interpreter, for every one that hears it will hear in their own native tongue, of the dialect of the neighborhood they grew up in. This is the way that the gospel will go forth in the last days, for it is the evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit. These sons and daughters will speak, as stated in Mark 13:11, but whatsoever words they do speak in that hour, it will be the Holy Spirit that speaks through them.
Acts 2:17 "And it shall come to pass in the last days,' saith God, `I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:"
Acts 2:18 "And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy:"
Acts 2:19 "And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:"
Acts 2:20 "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"
Acts 2:21 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' "
When the sons and daughters speak, it will be heard in every language and dialect in the world. This will not come from the mind of those people, but those people shall be willing witnesses that allow God to speak directly through them to the people. Thus the true gospel of Christ will be spoken. These trials will be made public to the world, and it will be as the two churches of Revelation 2:9; and 3:9 taught, and it is important that you know exactly what they did teach.
Those churches of Smyrna and
Philadelphia taught about the synagogue of Satan, about those that
claimed to be of God, of Judah, but lied and were not. These churches taught how you would
know and identify who the Kenites are. Those Kenites claiming to be of
Judah [Jews] but were a bunch of
liars, who in fact were nothing more than
the sons and daughters of Satan, through his son Cain. They were members of the synagogue
of Satan, they are the Kenites that are taking over the entire religious community, not just
so-called Christian churches but publishing houses also. It is time for
you to wake up to this fact. We will
be delivered up into their synagogues and tried before them.
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This is part of God's plan, whereby God can speak through you by the Holy Spirit.
Mark 13:12 "Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death."
The common thought today is that no son would betray his father to death. But remember, Someone that has been taught the rapture doctrine is ready to fly out of here at the drop of a hat. When Satan shows up ready to get His loads of people ready to go, and of course the first thing on the minds of any person is to get mom and pop on the bus to safety with them, and therefore; TO DEATH, SATAN and their SPIRITUAL DEATH (THE DEATH OF MOM'S AND POP"S SOUL)!!!!!.
As dad sits back and tells his son, now son, remember that I told you that the first one to come was a fake. However, the son who has been taught at the little church house down the street, in the traditions of that church, and he will go to Satan, whom he thinks is Jesus and beg him to take old mom and pop along too. He'll plead with Satan to take them also. The sons and daughters will plead with Satan to go to their parents and make them understand that they must come with them, and by doing so cause Satan and his people to put mom and pop to spiritual death [if it were possible].
God's elect are the true followers because each of
them understand who Satan is, and who the
True Christ is; And the order
they will appear here on earth. We know that there are
two persons coming, both
claiming to be God, and that the
fake christ is coming first. The elect will be delivered
by their loved ones to Satan because their
loved ones, believe that the local church house is the true synagogue
of God. Don't think for one moment that they
will not deliver you up, for in
their minds it is for the sake of their
love for you and for your salvation that they will think
they need to do this.
The gospel must be published and the gospel must be given, and that is why it is good that the elect are delivered up, and Satan will be declared the liar that he is.
Mark 13:13 "And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Of course you will be hated, after all, you will not accept their christ, their messiah Satan, .
This is why we must hang on to the very end, to the final moment of this earth age, when at that instant, all flesh shall be changed in the wink of an eye to their spiritual and incorruptible celestial bodies.
Remember back in Mark 9:1-4, when Jesus took Peter, James and John up on the the mount, and they witnessed the transfiguration that took place, whereby Jesus body was transfigured into a new form that would happen after the resurrection. That transfiguration was also given to let us know how we would be changed at the close of this earth age. What then happened to the flesh body of Jesus? It was changed or "transfigured" after the resurrection, and your flesh bodies will also be transfigured or changed also at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. That is the Mystery that Paul is relating to us here and I am telling you of it again.
I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed."
If you were taught that you are flying out of here, than you were taught wrong. Who are you listening to? You had better get into the Word of God, and understand these seals, and the Trumpets, and which come first. The seals are not in order but the trumpets are sounding the order that the events will happen.
Mark 13:14 "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it [he, who is Satan] ought not, (let Him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:"
First understand that Judaea is the state that Jerusalem lies in. What takes place in the final days of this earth age, will originate out of Jerusalem in Judaea. We call that tiny state today "the nation of Israel" but, it is made up of some descendants of Judah and Benjamin (Israelites, the good figs) and a lot of descendants of Cain, (Kenites, the bad figs).
So first of all we must know, what Daniel was talking about, and what this "abomination of desolation" that the world will see is all about.
Jesus Christ made the book of Daniel part of the New Testament and the book of Revelation. This is because He said, when you see those events that Daniel was speaking of, let him that readeth them, understand that the end of this age is not far away. It is time to get out of Jerusalem, i.e most RELIGIONS (even so-called Christian churches), for that is where all this is going to take place, and that is where this false messiah, Satan is going to rule from.
Daniel 9:27 "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.' "
Daniel 9:27 says there will be a one week period of years, a seven year period, and in the middle of that period, the holy communion will stop.
Many Christians will no longer take holy communion to Christ because they will think that Jesus Christ is already here. Then he continues on in the Hebrew, so lets look at what the Hebrew has to say about it.
"On the wings of abomination shall
the desolator come in, and on the wing shall ye see the
desolator." So the thing that
we must pay attention to is the identity of the desolator. Satan
is the desolator, and it is not the conditions of desolation,
but a person, the devil who is Satan will be the desolator to
cause the abomination. Satan is the false messiah, and when
you see this desolator standing in Jerusalem i.e most RELIGIONS (even so-called Christian churches)
and making the claim that
he is God.
What Christ is saying is that, "it is over".
The plan of God for the age of flesh man is completed. You are so close to the end that you should get out of the land of Judaea.
In the book of Revelation we will see that this time of Satan's deception has been shortened to five months. Revelation 9:5; "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man." This time, of five months, will have been specifically started, when Satan is right here on earth, in person, leading his troops. So, when that supernatural being appears, claiming he is God; If you are still in a FLESH AND BLOOD BODY, IT AIN'T JESUS, IT"S SATAN!!!
GET OUT OF TOWN!!!!
No!, on second thought!
There's no time for that!
See Mark 13:15 below.
"Apollyon" is one of Satan's names and it means "destroyer" in the Greek tongue.
Revelation 9:11 "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."
Mark 13:15 "And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:"
What were people doing on top of their houses? They were watchmen. When you see Satan this false messiah standing and ruling from Jerusalem, i.e most RELIGIONS (even so-called Christian churches) and making these claims of himself to be God, don't get a suitcase, for you are not going to need it.
Christ will return that soon, very soon!
Mark 13:16 "And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment."
If you are far out of town, just keep right on going. What this is telling you is that we should stay clear of the deception.
Mark 13:17 "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"
The hearts of the little mother get so excited with they read this, but they should realize that bearing children in a blessed event. To conceive and bring forth the birth of a child is a blessed thing. However, this verse is given in a spiritual sense when Jesus is speaking in this way. It means don't let Jesus return to find you have already given yourself over to Satan thinking he was God.
Jesus is the bridegroom and He has been gone for a long period of time (2000 years and counting) from His bride. When He returns He expects to find His bride has remained faithful to Him. When His bride is standing with child in her womb, spiritually speaking, it means that she has taken another husband. So why is it "woe to those with child, and to them that give suck?" It means that you have given yourself over to the false christ, to Satan at his arrival, and to "give suck" means that you are in the service of (Satan) the enemy of our Lord.
As Jesus was carrying His cross up the hill to be crucified, the woman along the side of the street bewailed and lamented for Him. Luke 23:28 "But Jesus turning unto them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children."
Luke 23:29 "For, behold, the days are coming in the which they shall say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.' "
Jesus is telling them that He wants to find them a virgin, spiritually speaking, when He returns. Jesus doesn't want to find you tied up with the first bridegroom that appears, that being the false messiah. Lets put this in a way that you can understand clearly. Lets say that you are engaged to a woman, and you went on a long journey for several years (maybe in the service of your country), and when you returned you found that your wife to be has a small child giving suck, and one in her womb. You have been engaged to marry her all that time, and yet she stands there with someone else's children. That is how our Lord is going to look at you when you take this false Christ through your false doctrines, such as the rapture theory. He will look at you as little more than an whore. You will become a spiritual whore in Christ's eyes.
It means that you have been
impregnated with "the mark of the beast",
or the deceptive sperm of the lies that Satan put into your mind, and
to give suck means that you have even been nursing others all along (convinced others to also
believe the lies of Satan and his kids, the
Kenites). You have been taking your relatives to Satan's
big revival, at his church. This is talking about spiritual conception
of the wicked thoughts of the false messiah. Today
many churches are just too sweet for Jesus, they would not think of
talking about spiritual whores in their church, yet they will become one themselves.
They are like that old wine bottle that can't stand the new wine, for
in time they just burst over the idea of the pure Word of God.
John's Note: They had better open their Bibles and read in Hosea where God told Hosea to go marry a whore!
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Does your church have you believing Adam and Eve made bibs, out of fig leaves, to cover and hide their private parts; Or are they teaching you they made bibs to cover their mouths because they ate a apple, Instead of teaching you what really happened in the garden; And therefore, who Cain's father really was!
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Mark 13:18 "And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter."
This is the key to your understanding of the book of Revelation. Jesus is teaching privately to His disciples, and warning them as well as you and me, to look out that you are not taken out of season. The winter is not the time of harvest, and to be taken out of season mean you have been taken in the wrong harvest, by the wrong harvester. The flight is from Judaea and Jerusalem for that is where the false messiah, Satan will come, and naturally Satan will be saying it is harvest time. In a spiritual sense, God's elect will know better than to be harvested before the true Christ shows up.
Mark 13:19 "For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be."
First of all lets take a closer look at the word "affliction" as it is used here, it is "thlipsis" in the Greek, #2347; "Thlipsis, from 2346, pressure (lit. or fig.): affliction, anguish, persecution, tribulation, trouble." In # 2346 we read; "thlibo, thlee'-bo; to crowd, afflict, narrow, throng, suffer tribulation, trouble."
It is the same word in verse twenty that is used for tribulation. It means; "to be pressed and crowded to the point of being persecuted." Jesus is telling us that the tribulation of this false-christ, Satan, is going to be the greatest persecution of Christians that has ever been. If some so-called scholar tries to tell you that the events of Matthew 24 and Mark 13 took place when some Roman general sacked Jerusalem in 70 A.D. you know that that scholar never reads his Bible, comparing Scripture to Scripture, rightly dividing the "Word of Truth". Most of the people in the world today have no idea what that general's name was and it doesn't matter anyway because it didn't happen then, and hasn't happened yet, but the time is near. Remember that the subject and the object of this chapter is "the seven events that take place, before and at, the end of this earth age." Those are the signs that consummate the end of this age of the flesh. Beware of false teachings, and listen to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
What this is telling us then is that there are going to be two tribulations coming (both are spiritual). The first is by Satan, who brings his tribulation on the believers of Christ, and the second is by Jesus Himself that will bring an end to all evil rudiments of this earth age of the flesh.
II Peter 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. "
"Elements" as used here is # 4747 in Strong's Greek dictionary. "Stoicheion, stoy-khi'-on; of the base of # 4748, something orderly in arrangement (fundamental, initial) constituent (literal), principle, rudiment." Then in #4748 we read; "Stoicheo, stoy-kheh'-o; (to range in regular line), to march in military rank, to conform to virtue and piety."
By this we know that the "elements" are not physical but spiritual. It deals with the order of things that are here on this earth, the very principles and rudiments of the thoughts of mankind at the time of Christ's coming. We know that those rudiments are what Satan has established because at the time of Jesus' return, Satan is the ruler of this entire earth, and mankind of the earth are worshipping him as God in ignorance. Those rudiments are of the flesh and give pleasure to the flesh body, and glorify Satan and not God.
So Peter is telling us here that on the day of the Lord, the day that Christ returns, all those things of this earth that glorify Satan, the Antichrist, and even your flesh body will end. However, we know from Paul that when the flesh is done away with, it is changed into another dimension, or form, which is called the spiritual body. God is going to purify the earth from the pollution and filth of this earth age, both physical of the flesh and spiritually.
Mark 13:20 "And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days."
We know that the seventh trumpet has not yet blown, because our flesh and blood bodies are still here on earth. These flesh bodies have not been changed into our spiritual bodies that we will be in, at our gathering back to Christ. No, flesh is not going to be saved no matter what, even if it would continue for the full seven year period that Daniel had prophesied.
At Christ's return this flesh age ENDS.
As we read above from Revelation 9:5, it was shortened to a five month period. Here Jesus is promising again that it will be shortened. That period of time that Satan will bring his tribulation on the earth was shortened "for the elect's sake".
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For the sake of those that have eyes to see and ears to hear with understanding His Word. This is why the only final authority is the Word of God. The labor pains that are coming through these tribulations are sign for the birth of a new age.
Mark 13:21 "And then if any man shall say to you, `Lo, here is Christ; or, `Lo, He is there;' believe him not."
If somebody tries to prepare you for any christ or person that is present on this earth while you are still in your flesh body, be careful for he is a liar.
As long as you are in the flesh, the True Christ has not returned.
You will see other supernatural beings while you are still in the flesh, but not Christ, for Jesus has already told you in Revelation 12:7-9 that Michael is going to cast Satan and all his fallen angels out of heaven. They will appear here first!
John's Note:They are coming to this earth, while you are still in your flesh body; Unless you've already died and gone to be with the Lord. Although they won't be in flesh and blood bodies. They'll be in their spiritual bodies, except you won't know it! They'll perform miracles, but don't be fooled; Satan has supernatural powers, you know.
I hope you know!
Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels."
John again: Remember that this verse was written and observed from the day of the Lord. The day John was taken to spiritually, when he saw the and wrote "The Book of Revelation". While there he witnessed the last day of this earth age, so what seems to be the past in this verse, is still future to us living today. This war is going on right now in heaven.
Revelation 12:8 "And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven."
At the close of the this war, Satan and all his fallen angels will never be in heaven again to accuse you before the throne of God. Why? Because he will be right here on earth causing this tribulation that he will bring with him. God will give Satan the permission to do what he will do during this time, of testing us, while we are still in the flesh. Remember that these supernatural beings, Satan and his angels, will look like us, mankind, for man in the flesh is created in the image of God and His angels [including Satan]. Only they will not be limited to the human strengths, and knowledge that we have in the flesh.
They are supernatural beings!
Revelation 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."
We see here again the different names of Satan, for the roles that he has played in the past. The "serpent" in the garden of Eden, when he tricked Eve into her sexual act with him, thus bringing forth Cain, and his sons and his grandchildren to our generation, the Kenites (666). Satan and his angels will be cast to this earth.
If you are still alive in the flesh in the final
generation, you will be here to witness when Satan and his angels
arrive right here on earth. If
someone comes to you and tells you that Christ is here, no matter what
conditions or miracles that he performs, if you are still in the flesh,
then that man is a fake. When
Satan comes, he and his angels will be able to perform many miracles
and supernatural acts, for they will not be not of the flesh, but angelic supernatural beings. Remember what Jesus warned
you in verse five? "Take
heed that no man deceive you;" I wonder how many Christians are
prepared with the Word of God sealed away in their minds, to stand up
against such deception. Lies are not deceiving to those, that know the
truth. But, not
knowing the truth, is the reason that many will be deceived.
Truth comes from studying your Bible, with
the help of The Holy Spirit.
Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect."
You can expect to see many supernatural things and acts coming to pass in our generation, Why? Because Jesus Christ has told you that they are coming. These angels are not human, but supernatural, and they have strengths and the ability that we ourselves haven't had since the first earth age, and won't have again until Christ returns, when we are back in our celestial, spiritual, bodies. Christ is telling you that when you see these supernatural things being done, don't get carried away with them, for they will be a sign that you are in the final five month of this earth age.
Satan will be cast onto this earth, and he will be out to seduce the minds of all those that are not sealed with the truth of God's Word. Paul talked about Satan coming to earth and he worried about us, and he said "I want to present you as a chaste virgin, for I fear that Satan will seduce you."
How do you lose you virginity?
II Corinthians 11:1 "Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me."
II Corinthians 11:2 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
It isn't hard to understand what Paul is saying here for everyone knows what a virgin is. She is an untouched woman. Paul is saying that he wants to present each of these Corinthians as a chaste virgin to Christ, in as much as we are to be the bride of Christ. Paul is saying that he doesn't want Christ's bride to be messed with by any of these super preachers that are causing the divisions within the churches. If you are one of Satan's whores than you cannot be one of the virgins waiting with your lamp full of oil, which is the truth of God's Word, for the bridegroom which is our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Corinthians 11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
The serpent from the garden of Eden was not a snake, but the man Satan. The serpent was one of the roles that he played as the deceiver, and the act that Eve was deceived in was a sexual union between she and Satan, the man. From that sexual act came the first child to Eve, Cain, the son who killed his half brother Abel, for Abel was the son of Adam. Cain was the son of Satan. Paul is using the sexual union of Eve and Satan to explain the spiritual union that many will have with Satan, that will cause them to spiritually lose their purity as a chaste virgin bride of Christ. The end result will be the same, for there will be great shame for the bride that has been taken and used by another than her husband.
There was no eating of apples nor wearing of bibs in the garden, However there was a sexual relationship and following that physical event, Adam and Eve both made themselves "fig leaf aprons" and not apple tree bibs. The word "beguiled" in the Greek tongue is "exapatao" and has only one meaning. It means "to be wholly seduced". It means that you were seduced to where your virginity was taken from you, and you lost your virginity completely. There are no shades of virginity, you either have it our you don't. Eve lost hers, for from that union came the Kenites, the offspring of Satan through Cain, his son.
II Corinthians 11:4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bare with him."
There are no shades of the truth, it either is the truth or it is not. If any persons is preaching something other than what God's Word teaches, Paul is telling us to look out for them, and mark them well as a liar. If any spirit comes to you, and what that spirit is telling you goes against the Word of God, it is from Satan. There are no shades of spirit, for it is either of the Holy Spirit, or it is of the devil, Satan's spirit. Watch out who you receive, and what truths you accept as being the truth. Don't let Satan impregnate you spiritually or mentally with his false teachings.
Paul is putting it in terms to let us understand the emotions of how Christ feels about anyone who would open themselves and their minds up to Satan and his teachers. Christ will not accept you, if he returns at the second advent and finds that you are married to to the false christ. It is for this reason that Christ will deny many who claim they are Christians.
It is not possible for the elect to be fooled by Satan and to commit the unforgivable sin. Each of the elect will be sealed in their mind with the truth, and we will find Satan, an abomination to us.
Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."
Jesus is telling us that there will be no excuses when He returns. Why? Because he has told you everything that will happen in His Word. It is written there and given in many different witnesses, If you have refused to study His Word than you have chosen to reject Him. It simply doesn't matter what your preacher says, but what matters is what Christ said. Have you read His Word with understanding?
Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,"
This is the sixth seal that is about to be opened. Lets go back to Revelation and read about the sixth seal.
Revelation 6:12 "And I behold when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
John looked and watched as the sixth seal was opened. What this is talking about is that there was a great shaking that caused a hazing over the earth, and darkened the sun and the moon. The things that Satan brings will cause a covering over the earth and everything pertaining to Christ will seem quite dim at this time.
Revelation 6:13 "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as the fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
Christ is telling you this same thing in Mark 13, so don't lose the continuity between Mark 13 and Revelation 6. We are talking about the signs of the end times, and this is what we are to look out for. The figs cast out of season are those that have been deceived, and taken the wrong messiah out of season. This mighty wind is the mighty Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. Now lets join Mark 13:24, and Revelation 6:13 together to find the sixth seal.
"But in those days", the days immediately following "that tribulation", the tribulation of Satan. This is exactly what is said in both passages. The darkening of the sun is the same as it is here after the second tribulation.
Mark 13:25 "And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken."
Those stars or fallen angels in heaven are going to fall to earth as untimely figs. The powers that are in heaven will be shaken for good. The powers are principalities of powers, and it is because of them that we are to put on our armor of the gospel to, protect us from them. It is not the arm of the flesh nor the power of man, but the power of Satan the false Christ and his demonics, or fallen angels that shall fall from heaven to this earth with him.
So why would our heavenly Father, through His Son bring in the subject of figs here?
Mark 13:26 "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory."
The "Son of man" is Jesus Christ the Anointed one. This is telling us that we should not expect the return of the True Christ until after the coming of the false christ, and the tribulation that Satan will bring with him. If you listen to these false teachers and prophets that are preparing you for the first christ who comes to earth, you will be deceived and taken by Satan. You will be impregnated by Satan spiritually, and you will stand in shame at the return of the True Christ.
Many are going to do all sorts of things in Jesus name, healing, casting out of demons, teaching and yet when by the things that they teach and do, they are teaching and doing to the false christ.
So after that tribulation of Satan has happened, what happens next will be worse than any tribulation since the time of the creation itself: Christ will come. This time it is so serious because it is spiritual, it deals with people losing their souls for all of eternity.
Mark 13:27 "And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the heaven."
Lets tie this verse in with Revelation 6:14.
Revelation 6:14 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
It is telling us that this sixth seal is the time that the false messiah returns. Notices that it is the sixth trumpet that is also the sixth seal. When the "four winds" are mentioned, it always has to do with the consummating the end of this earth age. The four winds are the four spirits that are talked about in Revelation 7, and they close in from all directions to center on one point, and that is the end of this period of time. In Revelation 7 the four angels that control these four winds held back their coming until the sealing of all of the 144,000, and now at the sixth seal, it is time for the false messiah to come.
Know that when the True Christ returns great things are going to happen. Remember those untimely figs? Well, Jesus is going to warn us about them.
Mark 13:28 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:"
Live Link to-The parable of the fig tree
Jesus is giving a command to His elect here, "learn a parable of the fig tree". It is necessary for you to know this parable, or you will never understand the consummation of the end of this earth age. You have to know a little about agriculture to understand the teachings of our Heavenly Father. You don't plant a fig tree, you set out shoots, and it is from that shoot that the tree is formed and it then brings forth leaves. Those leaves are the new growth, meaning that this shoot is yet tender. In that state, this fig tree will not produce any fruit. This particular fig tree produces both the good and the bad figs, that we read of in Jeremiah 24, about the two baskets of figs. Remember that one basket set was of Good figs, and the other basket was Bad figs.
Also, along this same line of thought; There was one tree in the "Garden of Eden" who knew BOTH GOOD AND EVIL!!!! And you already know who his grandchildren are!! "666" <<to Live Link
The "parable of the fig tree" started in the garden of Eden, and most Christian churches have turned this parable into a joke and a fairy-tale about apples. What happened in the garden of Eden, happened in a fig grove, and what was done there, Adam and Eve sowed fig leaves together to cover the parts of their body that did the evil act. They made aprons to cover their private parts, because what happened there caused children to be born, one child was Cain, the son of Satan, and the other was Abel, the son of Adam. The parable of the fig tree is the identifying those children of Cain, which are called the Kenites, and the evil destruction that they are bringing on God's children, the offspring of Adam, through Seth.
Jesus didn't say, maybe you should learn this parable of the fig tree, He commanded us to learn it.
So the horticulture of this parable is that the fig tree always puts forth shoots, and Jeremiah 24 symbolized when Judah would return to Jerusalem, and Judea, and that happened in 1948, at the establishment of the nation of Israel, as we know it today. Full control of the city was after the war with the Arabs of 1967. This return to establish this Jewish state is important because it is part of the "parable of the fig tree", that Jesus commanded us to learn.
Mark 13:29 "So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors."
"These things" that Jesus is speaking about are these seven seals that are the subject of Mark 13. In the verse just before this, it told us that summer was nigh and the time for Christ's harvest of this earth age was going to take place. So when you see the events of these seals take place, than know that the end of this earth age of the flesh is coming to a close. Some of the signs of the end, as we saw earlier, are the establishing of a Jewish state, the new world order taking place, nations align up as biblically prophesied, and remember that when the tribe of Judah returned to their home land, it hadn't happened since they were booted out by General Titus in 70 A.D. There is no need to guess on this matter, for when you know the "parable of the fig tree", God sets the date, and we are to observe what He has written to us through His Word.
Never since before the crucifixion of Christ have the Jews returned to Judea as a nation. Remember that this was part of the subject, from verse fourteen. "But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:" The command then was to flee Judea, that is where the fig tree was to be set out (IN 1948!).
Mark 13:30 "Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done."
Let's read it again Live link to- The Parable of the Fig Tree
Jesus is telling His disciples and thus we can count on this happening absolutely. The generation that Jesus is speaking of here is the the generation that is present to see the shoot planted in Jerusalem and Judea. The generation that started when Jerusalem came into the hands of the Jews and the nation was establish, and it happened in 1948. Even though Jerusalem and the west bank never was completely taken until 1967, be that as it is now, it still took place many years ago and we are living in that final generation.
All the things that pertain to the seven seals will be witnessed by our generation and take place right before our eyes. Jesus is warning us to watch out for them, all of them, or you will be deceived and become part of Satan's bride.
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Mark 13:31 "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away."
This earth age will pass away, but not one Word of what Jesus spoke in his entire Word will fail to come to pass. You can count on it completely. This earth has been around for millions even billions of years, but what Jesus is saying is this earth age, of man in the flesh and blood bodies, will pass away, and then on this earth, right in this same location will be where Christ's kingdom age called the Millennium will take place.John's Note: What we are reading is that the present earth as it exists today, but not the flesh and blood age, will last at least another 1000 years. 1000 years after Christ's return. What exactly does that mean? It means, we will all still be here (we who are alive at Christ's return, along with all are ancestors who ever lived in the flesh who will return with him. We'll be here along with Christ, but, none of us will be in flesh and blood bodies.
There was a first earth age, and we were here then also, but not in flesh and blood bodies. We had spiritual bodies (angel bodies, celestial bodies). Peter writes about that age in II Peter 3, but, we are living now in the flesh in this second earth age. When this flesh and blood age ends at Jesus return, at the seventh trumpet, to establish His Millennial kingdom right here on this earth it will be the start of the last 1000 years of this second earth age. As each of the ages pass on and is finished, the Word of God will continue right into the eternity. You better become acquainted with all of His Word for it will be around into the eternity. At Christ's return, to start His Millennial kingdom some of us, those of us who endure until the end of this present age, will be Granted Eternal Life, i.e. The First resurrection. But, regardless, all of us will live here the whole 1000 years, There will be no death of any ones soul, until after "The Great White throne of Judgment!
However, for all of us who did not endure until the end, i.e. Christ's return, but, instead followed Satan thinking he was Christ, there will be 1000 years of discipline training (1000 years of summer school, you might call it). A time to learn to once and for all tell the difference between what is holy (Christ) and what is profane, (Satan)._Then a final exam!
Satan will be released from the bottomless pit to again temp those to again follow him. After this test, which will be, more or less, administered by Satan, (with God's permission) comes "The Great White Throne of Judgment, where all those who passed the test. i.e. did not again follow Satan but, instead applied what they were taught in summer school; this time remaining loyal to God, will be granted eternal life (the second resurrection), but, all those who flunk the test (ignoring what they were taught in 1000 years of summer school) will be consumed by God just like Satan and will BE NO MORE.
For those who God consumes this just won't apply for eternally; for they will not be around in the eternity, they will have taken part in the second death, the death of their very soul. Even the memory of their existence we be wiped out of the mind of their former friends, family, loved ones. Revelation 20 tells of this death.
Revelation 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."
There is no place to hide from our heavenly Father when this great white throne judgment takes place.
Revelation 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 [spiritually dead] were judged out of those things that were written in the books, according to their works."
Notice that there are two sets of books. One is the "book of life" where only your name is recorded, because your sins have all been blotted out by the blood of Christ, while the other set of books is where all sins are still listed but, it will also contain your works, both during and at the end of the Millennium. All souls will be recorded in one or the other. If you are saved, than judgment is a time for receiving eternal rewards, while from the other it is your works through the Millennium age that determines the end direction of your soul.
Revelation 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."
There are no unsolved crimes and murders, for they will all be judged and our creator will judge all souls fairly. There is nothing hidden from our Heavenly Father.
Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Jesus told us in Mark 13:31 that every word that He has spoken will come to pass exactly as it is written, and "My words shall never pass away."
So as these events happen before our eyes, know that with each of them coming into being, we are drawing closer to the close of this earth age; and even more important, Satan's time of deceiving the entire world. How long is the generation Christ spoke of in the parable of the fig tree? In the Bible there are several periods of time that God called a generation, one was forty years, one seventy, and still another that was one hundred and twenty years. The question that is important to each of us is, which side will we be aligned with individually, when the last seal comes into existence.
Will we be loyal to The True Christ or The false-christ?
Mark 13:32 "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father."
When these times are given, it is referring to the instant of Christ coming. The people that lived out side the final generation had no idea of their returning to Christ, for it marked the time of their death. However, to our generation we will know exactly to the day when Christ will return, for we have the events, and we know when that final generation started. Daniel gave us the keys to the understanding and Christ reaffirmed those times. Remember earlier when Jesus said, "Behold, for I have foretold you all things..." So you know that when you personally see them taking place, we are at the end of this earth age. The seals are all beginning to unravel, and the trumpets are sounding in their order.
This is not talking about war, and battles between nations, but times of deception, and peace. Times when people are being caught off guard as the trumpets are sounding, and the action is happening now. Man is only troubled over what he doesn't know, so our Lord has been so concerned for His own, that He has given us even the little details of what we will witness in the flesh before the end comes.
Mark 13:33 "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."
Jesus even told us in Revelation 11:11 that after the two witness die in the streets of Jerusalem, it will be exactly three and one half days to the end of the earth age.
Mark 13:34 "for the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch."
Jesus is giving us a parable of what it will be like when He returns. He is the one that left His house, Bethel, the house of God. When He left, He turned the house of God over to this priests and servants, The Christian Church, and they were supposed to be taking care of it. God gave every one of His servants work to be done, and we do our work by the use of those Gifts that His Spirit has placed within us. Did Jesus say, all we have to do is have faith? No, that is what your preacher said, but Jesus is saying, if you are part of His church, His house, you have to do the work that He has assigned to you. That work is given in His Word, and that is why we are to study it, to show ourselves a workman that ought not to be ashamed at His return.
The "porter" is the keeper of the door, the one that protects the door from evil coming in, and the porter is the minister, elder or what ever title you have in your church, that has the responsibility to regulate what is being taught in God's house, Christ has left you in charge of that duty. God holds you personally responsible for what you allow to be taught there, and the wolves that you allow to get to God's sheep.
Your work is what weaves the fabric of what you will be wearing in the eternity, [your rightness is the cloths you'll wear, or you may well find yourself saved but, you will show up for eternity naked, and that is scriptural].
He just told us what our work was; we are going to be delivered up, and we are to plant seeds of truth in the minds of others while there is yet time.
Mark 13:35 "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"
Though we may not know the exact moment, we certainly know that when the false messiah is here, and the people are busy worshipping the false-christ, they will not be looking for the True Messiah. This is the time when the people will be fooled and deceived the quickest. We are watchmen, and as such we are to keep watching, even after Satan has arrived. Keep focused on what Jesus said, and don't be taken by the false messiah, as Jesus said in Matthew 24:40; "Then shall two be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left." The first taken is taken by the false-christ, and the one left in the field working, will be working faithfully until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mark 13:36 "Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping."
Watch, take heed what Christ had to say about His coming, and don't listen to the traditions of man that are not backed up by God's Word. Don't find yourself sleeping when you are suppose to be on watch during these time.
Mark 13:37 "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."
Many will be caught off guard, and they listen to those that teach, "all you have to do is to have faith." That is not quite true, for how can you possible have faith in something that you know nothing about? How can you have faith in Christ, and then disobey what He says and demands of you? The answer of course is that it is impossible. You can never have faith in Christ and never do any thing for him, and reject what He demands of you. or In Christ's eyes you become worthless to him.
In our generation you must have an aggressive faith in Christ, and be on watch for the events that Jesus has warned us about. You have to be a faithful servant, and on watch for the times that you life in, or you will be deceived. Without being a watchman, you will turn into nothing but a spiritual whore, for you will become the bride of the wrong messiah. These seals not only are going to come to pass, but in fact many of the signs of the end times are history to us today. The one seal that is most important to us is the sixth seal, for it is also the sixth trumpet, and the sixth seal marks the coming of the false messiah.The True Christ comes on the sounding of the seventh and final trumpet. "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at that last trump: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed." We will be change from or flesh bodies into the spiritual bodies that will live throughout the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, right here on earth.It's me again: The moral of the story is "if you are still in your flesh and blood body", the person in the temple, claiming to be Christ isn't Him! No matter how many miracles he performs, he's Satan!
Fifty days after this night of Peter's denial of Jesus, he will stand on Pentecost and address the people of Jerusalem, and they all witnessed the working of the Holy Spirit as He worked through the followers on that day. This is exactly what we have to look forward to in our generation, for Peter reminded them in Acts 2:16-21 that what they were seeing, and witnessing on Pentacost day was exactly as Joel prophesied in Joel 2:28-32.
Lets look at Joel 2:28 through 32
In the great Book of Joel, we are told "Who" is to Blow the Trumpet and "Where" it is to be sounded and "What" the sounds are that the trumpeter is to herald, i.e. that Apollyon and his locust army are coming at the sound of the 6th Trump before Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump! Therefore, there is only one thing left to know and understand and that is "When" are we to Blow the Trumpet in Zion and Sound the Alarm!
No problem! We are given that answer by the prophet Joel in these next few verses:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Peter qualified the "afterward" as meaning "in the last days": "And it shall come to pass in the last days... (Acts 2: 17). And as we learned from the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32, His doctrine, i.e. His truth, His Word, His spirit, IS that rain which shall be poured out upon all flesh, even all nations: Mark 13:10 "And the gospel must first be published [heralded] among all nations."
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
Hey, you know the saying, "When it Rains, it Pours!" Hmmm... Wasn't that the slogan for Morton Salt? It brings to mind the scripture "Ye are the salt of the earth (Mat. 5:13)". Nevertheless, it is the "latter day rain" of Joel 2:23 which we have already covered that is the pouring out of God's Spirit, His truth. And it is poured out upon ALL flesh through His sons and daughters of this final generation.
Joel 2:28 ... and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Through His Spirit, symbolized by the olive* oil, which is received through prayer and by studying His Word, the "wise" virgins of the last days shall and have come to understand (see) the visions of the prophets. It is written that the angel spoke unto Daniel the prophet and said "... Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Yes, they would "See" the visions of the prophets in the last days!
* Note: Isn't it most interesting that the word "Olive" in Greek is actually "Joel" (Yah is El) in reverse. Check it out:
olive = dëáßá
Feminine of a presumed derivative from an obsolete primary; an olive (the tree or the fruit):—olive (berry, tree).
Joel 2:28 ... your young men shall see visions:
This phrase really has a double meaning, because as the young men and women grow in their "understanding" of the visions, they also begin to actually "see the prophetic visions" of the prophets come to pass, many of which have already come to pass! So these young lovers of God's Word will be teaching His truth in "Brotherly Love" and blowing the trumpet in the ears of their slumbering Brothers and Sisters. They are as watchmen and shepherds over the House of Israel to whom they are sent and they speak out boldly against the deception of the wolves in sheep's clothing, think preachers if you like because most of them are guilty, who come in the name of Jesus and deceive our people with the traditions of men and by blowing the wrong ram's horn! But the young lovers of God's Word who are seeing these visions are members of the Church of Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7-13), the Church of Brotherly love, which is one of the only two end time churches that Christ finds NO FAULT WITH!
But there will be another witness by those of another candlestick/church. It shall be by the "old men" who "shall dream dreams" before the kings and rulers of the nations, just as Christ foretold us in Mat. 24 and Mark 13, which JO-EL refers to in the following phrase given by the Spirit to perk the ears of the wise and spiritually mature who do know the scriptures!
Joel 2:28 ... your old men shall dream dreams,
Let's document to those with eyes to see and ears to hear what Joel is talking about. Do you know and recall the story of Joseph who was "betrayed by his brothers" and sold into bondage? Well, after Joseph was taken to Egypt, the "woman", who was the master's unfaithful wife, tried to "seduce" him, but to no avail and so the scorned woman saw to it that Joseph was "cast into prison", the king's prison!
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
But have no fear, the LORD was with Joseph! You see, if you are a servant of God then He has PROMISED "He will NEVER leave thee or forsake thee (Heb. 13:5)!"
 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Then the butler and baker who were cast into the prison with Joseph both dreamed a dream and Joseph, having informed them both that "interpretations belong to God", told them the meanings of their dreams. Then later, Pharaoh himself, a type of vile person, also "dreamed a dream" and when he could find no one to interpret the dream the butler "remembered" Joseph and told Pharaoh about him. Soooo... Joseph was brought out of the dungeon and "brought before the ruler" of Egypt!
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Joseph spoke the interpretation of the dream to Pharaoh as it was given to him by the Holy Spirit! Got it so far?
Now let's go to another historical "type" of vile person, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, who also dreamed a dream and sought for someone to interpret it for him.
And the king [Nebuchadnezzar] said unto them [the religious leaders], I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
Of course these religious leaders, the so-called wise men, had no clue, no idea whatsoever, what the dream was. But God's servant Daniel, who along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was "taken captive" by the king of Babylon, was shown the interpretation thereof by the Holy Spirit and then he was "delivered up" before this world ruling king.
The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
We already know from Joseph's witness that "interpretations belong to God" so therefore man, without God's spirit, no matter how smart he is or thinks he is, cannot know the meaning of the dreams and visions on his own! Wisdom comes God!
 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
They are all a bunch of hypocrites and self-serving con-artists who do not know the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! You can actually turn on your television set and find many of their modern day counterparts! There is nothing new under the sun.
 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
Nebuchadnezzar's dream was a vision for the latter days! But notice again that God's servant Daniel was "delivered up" before the king of Babylon, and his very life depended on him giving witness from God to king of the golden empire! Hey, NO PROBLEM! Daniel could cut it!
So what did Joel mean by "your old men shall dream dreams?" The dreaming of dreams is the "delivering up" before rulers and kings and before Satan himself, the king of Babylon of Revelation. Christ foretold us all this in Mat. 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21! But even before that He told us through Joel the prophet, didn't he?
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Just as Joseph and Daniel were brought before kings and rulers, so shall some of the spiritually mature sons and daughters, "the old men", be delivered up in this final generation and "dream dreams" before kings and rulers as a witness against them! And you know what, neither Joseph nor Daniel had to premeditate what they would say, did they? Neither shall you if and when you are delivered up. In fact, Christ said "Do not premeditate" for He will handle the words of your mouth in that hour:
But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
This is the witness of the Church of Smyrna in Rev. 2:8-11:
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
If you are destined and called to be delivered up, take it seriously but "Don't sweat it", i.e. the 10 days of tribulation! "Be thou faithful unto death" simply means "hang in there baby", i.e. in the face of Satan (whose name is death). You know what is happening! Just do as Daniel and his friends did and simply do not partake of the king of Babylon's tainted meat and leavened garbage (the tribulation), but rather eat and digest God's Word prayerfully and after 10 days your countenance will shine with the truth as the Holy Spirit descends upon you like a fiery cloven tongue and gives you utterance, AS HE HAS PROMISED!! Never forget it!
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
You see, on that Pentecost day in Acts chapter 2 (Pente-cost means count 50) when the Holy Spirit descended and Peter quoted from Joel the prophet, it was 10 days after Jesus Christ had ascended into heaven to become our advocate at the right hand of the Father. I.e. He ascended on the 40th day and it was now the 50th, a difference of 10 days before the Comforter would come. (Of course the older you get the faster time seems to go by, so a 10 day wait will go by much quicker to "ye old men and women" than it will for you young visionaries! LOL)
Hey, where is Joel? Did we lose him?
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
BOTH His servants and handmaids, male and female, will be filled with His spirit and pour forth the teaching and the witness in these last days. And what will be the signs that it is time to blow the trumpet? Pay close attention because the "I" speaking in the next verse, a verse which has caused much bewilderment among people, is "Jesus Christ" who is "the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8)".
 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Here is how the Lord said exactly the same thing, in exactly the same order, in the Book of Luke:
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Let us look at these same signs together with the other scriptures of those same signs given in the same order so that we might glean a clearer picture of what it is we are to know.
(1) Blood and (2) Fire followed by (3) Vapour of smoke. (Joel 2:30, Acts 2:19)
(1) Wars and (2) Rumours of Wars followed by "the (3) Scenes produced by the Smoke from bottomless pit", i.e. "nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. " (Mat. 24:7, Mark 13:7).
(1) Distress of Nations, with (2) Perplexity; followed by (3) The Sea and the Waves Roaring;
Note: We are not going to take the time to re-document the wars and rumors of wars (the cold war) other than to repeat that the 20th century was by far the BLOODIEST century in the history of mankind. If you are not familiar with the 13th chapter of Mark, then you need to be in order to understand the signs of times and the blowing of all 7 Trumpets. Read Live Link-> "Take Heed - a Study of Mark 13"
You "see", it is during the period of the 5th Trump, when the bottomless pit is opened (Rev. 9:2) and those pillars and vapours of "smoke" from that pit ascend into the atmosphere of society which grows ever darker as that locust nation of the Kenites, the sons of Cain, using the power of the Four Hidden Dynasties, bring forth the 1st Beast of Rev. 13, which is the political beast, i.e. the New World Order. This is done in preparation for the arrival of the 2nd Beast of Rev. 13 which is Satan, Apollyon and his angelic locust army, who come at the sound of the 6th Trump!
Live Link to-> Mystery Babylon The New world Order
However, the World Wars and the Cold War did NOT signal the beginnings of sorrows:
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
The rising of billowing pillars and vapours of smoke from the bottomless pit, which do signal the beginning of sorrows, began with the following signs.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
NOTE; against DOESN'T MEAN WHAT YOU ARE THINKING IT MEANS. It means "along side of"
Most of you are familiar with the famine of the end time for it is recorded in Amos 8:11-13 which declares that the famine is not for bread nor a thirst for water, but for the hearing of the Word of God. Once again we refer you to the Live Link to->"Take Heed" series for further explanation of the famine and troubles and the upheavals in all aspects of society.
"This verse [Mark 13:8] has been traditionally interpreted as nations rising in WAR against one another, even as the culmination of World Wars, like a World War III. However, students of His Word know that the final battle is spiritual, and occurs in an era of relative peace and prosperity. It is a fight for the souls of men, not a physical flesh and blood and guts battle at all! That is why we are instructed to put on the Gospel Armor in Ephesians chapter 6 and be prepared to stand against the "fiery darts" of Satan and his locust army!
So what does this verse mean, "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom?" It is really quite simple and is made clear in the Greek from which it is translated. First, the word translated "against" is the Greek word "epi" which means "upon" or "up against", as "along side of", not antagonistically in "opposition to". For example, your epi-dermis is your outer layer of skin which lies against, i.e. is attached to, your dermis, your inner layer of skin so that they are linked together! This is important so here is the Strong's definition in its entirety:
epi, ep-ee', Greek 1909; a primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive], i.e. over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative) towards, upon, etc. :- about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, × have charge of, (be-, [where-]) fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-) on (behalf of), over, (by, for) the space of, through (-out), (un-) to (-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literal or figurative).
Next, the word "rise" in Greek is "egeiro" which means to "rouse" and "stand up", i.e. to "rear up".But the key to really understanding what this "rising" is comes from its root word "agora", which tells us what the rising together is to!
agora, ag-or-ah', Greek 58; from ageiro (to gather; probably akin to Greek 1453 (egeiro)); properly the town-square (as a place of public resort); by implication a market or thoroughfare :- market (-place), street.
This word "agora" is translated either "market" or "marketplace(s)" in every instance in the New Testament except one where it is translated "street", as in market street. Because this verse is so important to our understanding it seems appropriate that we should study it more in depth. So let's complete all the words and see what "nations" and "kingdoms" mean.
nations = ethnos, eth'-nos, Greek 1484; probably from Greek 1486 (etho); a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan) :- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
kingdom = basileia, bas-il-i'-ah, Greek 932; from Greek 935 (basileus); properly royalty, i.e. (abstract) rule, or (concrete) a realm (literal or figurative) :- kingdom, + reign.
"Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom" simply means that the gentile nations, the non-ruling nations which basically comprise what we call the "Third World Countries", shall rise together in the marketplace, and the ruling nations, the "royal kingdoms" (including true Israel, i.e. the Christian nations and the rest of the Free World) shall also "rise up together" in the marketplace.
So what is it Jesus was talking about? Globalization, One Worldism. This IS the rising of the one world political beast of Revelation 13. It is happening right before our very eyes, if you can see it. (Blepo) Have you ever heard of the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the IMF or the World Bank. The kingdoms of Europe have already risen together economically in the marketplace with the implementation of the Eurodollar and the Americas, including Canada and Mexico, are swiftly being brought under "Dollarization". And Worldwide E-commerce has arrived.
We were told in Joel 2, in Acts 2, in Matthew 24, in Mark 13, and in Luke 21 that we would be see "heavenly signs" and "earthly signs". Have you seen any lately? Are you aware of the heavenly signs? In our pamphlet Live Link to-> "The Signs in the Heavens" we documented signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars along with heavenly signs.
On May 5, 2000, there was an usual, highly publicized and talked about "alignment" of the planets, symbols of nations, a sign in the heavens! Four months later (the number "4" denotes earth in Biblical numerics) the following event occurred on earth, a sign in the earth. It was the largest gathering of the leaders of nations, of both the leading Free World Nations (kingdoms) and the Third World Countries (ethnos) in the HISTORY OF MANKIND. Here they all are standing (risen) against (epi) each other. Yep, they are all lined up! President Clinton is standing just left of center in the front row.
Kingdoms and the Nations at the Millennium
Perhaps it should be pointed out that the "little red planet" Mars did not make the line-up with the other planets. Well, the "little red nation" of North Korea did not make the lineup of the nations either. You can read why they did not make it at http://www.cnn.com/2000/ASIANOW/east/09/05/korea.delegation/index.html. Actually it is really quite humorous (if you are not a Korean delegate)! You see, the North Korean officials were frisked and supposedly stripped searched at the airport. So they got mad and went home!
Never let it be said that our Father does not have a sense of humor.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
The apostle Peter on that first Pentecost Day, 10 days after the ascension of Jesus Christ, very emphatically documented that the Book of Joel was written concerning the sons and daughters of the "last days". It is therefore imperative, if we are in those last days (which we are), and if we are of those sons and daughters (which we are), that we take some extra time and really understand what our Father would have us know through Joel the prophet. It is also written and made explicitly clear in Acts 2 that what was being spoken of by the Holy Spirit through the servants of God on that day were the "Wonderful works of God", which Peter promptly stood up and said was what would happen, i.e. the works of God, in these last days, even the pouring out of the Truth AND the witness before the representatives of all nations and languages! Those works we find written in Revelation are accomplished by the sons and daughters of the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna, respectively and collectively. These are the two END TIME churches that Christ found no fault with! If you look them up in Revelation, pay special attention to the one thing they have in common. Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 Tip:THEY BOTH KNOW WHO THE KENITES, WHO SAY THEY ARE JEWS ARE, BUT ARE NOT! NONE of the other 5 END TIME CHURCHES KNOW!
... we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Are you familiar with those "Wonderful Works"? We learned that a "marvelous work" whereby His doctrine, His Spirit of Truth, the former and the latter rain, would be poured out upon all flesh through His servants and His handmaidens, the sons and daughters of the last days, the final generation of the fig tree. We also learned that there is a great and spiritually dreadful locust army that shall soon descend upon the land when Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven at the sound of the 6th Trump upon a world that will believe the 7th Trump has sounded and Jesus Christ has returned. The false shepherds, the unlearned so-called Christian pastors, have prepared our people through the false doctrine of the any-moment Rapture Theory to accept the first supernatural entity who appears as an angel of light!
Then too, we documented that the "smoke from the bottomless pit" is that lengthened duration of time following the "Cold War" when the 1st Beast of Rev. 13:1 rises up out of the sea (people) and causes the waves (nations) to roar, while the 5th Trumpet of Grace heralds its coming, its arrival, and sounds the alarm that the 6th Trump is about to sound! So let us look once again at what "signs" Joel gave us that tell us when the locust army is coming, and also what the Wonderful Works of God are that have been and yet must be accomplished before the Day of Lord and the return of the true Bridegroom, Jesus Christ?
Let's review Joel 2:28:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Have you ever thought about the FACT that "sons and daughters" are "brothers and sisters" to each other? Joel was talking about the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, only Peter placed them in reverse chronological order showing the "young men" seeing visions before the "old men" dream dreams! Yes, the sons and daughters Joel spoke of are the brothers and sisters of the Church of Philadelphia. Let's break it back to the Greek:
From G1 (as a connective particle) and äåëöýòdelphus (the womb); a
brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H1]):—brother.
Feminine of G80; a sister (natural or ecclesiastical):—sister.
Properly dear, that is, a friend; actively fond, that is, friendly (still as a noun,
an associate, neighbor, etc.):—friend.
From G5384 and G80; fond of brethren, that is, fraternal:—love as brethren.
The churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna are the only two end time churches in the body of Christ that the Lord found no fault with for He approved of their "Works"! The apostle John was privileged to see in a vision the body of Christ in these last days, including all 7 churches. We pick up his testimony in the Rev. 1:9:
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
John saw ALL the events and spiritual battles take place in the final generation, i,e. our generation, all the way to and including the return of Jesus Christ. He saw the locust army and Apollyon and he saw the victory the Lamb and of His saints, even witnessing those overcomers rejoicing and singing at the celebration ceremonies! John was then given his commission and dutifully wrote all those events and the "history" of their results to be our instruction guide and our companion during the current and coming times of tribulation, i.e. the book of Revelation. He also identifies himself with Philadelphia and Smyrna in verse 9.
From G1 (as a connective particle) and äåëöýòdelphus (the womb); a
brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H1]):—brother.
From G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively):—afflicted, (-tion), anguish,
burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
"Thlipsis" is the same word for the "tribulation" of Smyrna. Notice that the reason John was in the isle that is called Patmos was (1) for the Word of God and (2) for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
From G4862 and G2844; a co-participant:—companion, partake (-r, -r with).
John was right there and saw it all!
 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,...
Now let's check out the body of Christ in these last days and see what's up!
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
You will find in vs. 19 of this chapter that the 7 candlesticks are the 7 churches which make up the body of Christ in these last days.
 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
There is a deceiver coming soon who will also stand in the midst of the churches, the temple of God (2 Thes. 2) and he will claim to be Jesus Christ. Here, however, is the description of brilliance and the brightness of the real Jesus Christ.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Jesus Christ will now address the 7 churches and in EVERY case, specifically address their WORKS. Shall He find the "flame of His fire" among them? Yes, here is the church of the sons & daughters, the brothers and sisters, the adelphos and adelpheo:
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Those who have eyes to see need pay close attention to this. David was a shepherd and the key of David is the key of the Shepherd who opens the seals, which are the "visions" of the prophets "sealed" until the time of the end, and reveals them to the sons and daughters of the Church of Philadelphia! We know from Joel that in "seeing these visions" they then prophesy (teach His Word) and gather as many as will hear the voice of the trumpet, the voice of the Shepherd, into His sheepfold, the door of which He has now opened!
 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
You must understand what the door is that is opened to the sons and daughters, the brothers and sisters of the Church of Philadelphia. The door that He opens is the door to the sheep, i.e. to the lost tribes of the House of Israel (The Christian nations of Western Europe, the Isles of Britain and the Americas), His sheep. If you have studied the Book of John with us, then you know of this "Door"! Let's review some of John chapter 10. Jesus speaks:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
There is only one way to enter into the sheepfold, that place of rest for the sheep, and that is by the DOOR or the gate. Below is an explanation of what a sheepfold is. It is a resting place for sheep!
An enclosure for sheep (Jer. 23:3, Ezek.34:14) whither the flock was ordinarily driven for the night. Many were permanent pens, surrounded by a stone wall (cp. Num. 32:16) and entered by a gate (John 10:1). The wall was often surmounted with branches of thorny shrubs. The sheep lay in the yard under the open sky; but doubtless there were in former days, as there are now, low, flat buildings on the sheltered side of the area, in which the flocks were shut up on cold nights. It was common for several flocks to pass the night in one fold under the care of an under-shepherd. The shepherds came in the morning, and were admitted by the under-shepherd. Each shepherd knew the sheep of his own flock, and was known by them (John 10:3,4). Less substantial enclosures were hastily formed of tangled thorn branches for temporary use on pastures remote from home, and caves and other natural shelters were taken advantage of for protecting the sheep at night, the shepherds camping with their flocks. On ranges exposed to the raids of robbers or hostile tribes, towers were erected, about which the flocks and herds were pastured and at night folded (2 Kings 27:9; 2 Chron. 26:10; Mic. 4:8). ("A Dictionary of the Bible", John D. Davis, Baker Book House, 1958, pg. 706.)
Now that we know what a sheepfold is, it will be much easier to understand the following parable (vs. 6). These are the words of Jesus Christ, the one and only True Shepherd.
 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Not only do the false shepherds not enter in through the "Door" but as thieves they steal the birthright and even eternal life from the sheep. But know this: The false shepherd of false shepherds (Satan as the false christ/anti-christ) is soon coming into the sheepfold to steal ALL the sheep who do not have the seal of the True Shepherd in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4). He will look just like the True Shepherd (Jesus Christ) but he is the false-shepherd, a thief and a robber indeed! Let's move to verse 6:
 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which He spake unto them.
Do you understand this parable? Has the shepherd/preacher of the sheepfold/church you attend entered in through the door or has he climbed into the pulpit another way? Is he or she a "1 or 2 verse rev" or does the whole Bible get taught, complete, book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, in your church. Don't say yes if they are using one of the quote "easier to read newer versions printed since the 1970s. (the NIV for example, but not only it, has 37 verses missing, THEY JUST LEFT THEM OUT OF THEIR VERSION OF THE BIBLE Quick check, Is Acts 8:37 there in your Bible? Is there even a 37th verse there? You most likely never noticed that it is missing! Satan has really had his grandkids, the Kenites working overtime corrupting the Word of God that many people think they are studying. There are critical changes made all through the newer versions!
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Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
This is the DOOR that is opened to the Church of Philadelphia that the lost sheep of the House of Israel may find the true sabbath, the true rest.
 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
[9 ] I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The false messiah is coming to steal the sheep, but the door is NOW open to enter into the sheepfold of the True Shepherd. Yes, the true Shepherd has opened that door with the key of David the shepherd, through the sons and daughters of this final generation who show their people where they can find the green pastures during these times of the great famine (Amos 8:11-13)! Meanwhile, many false shepherds are gone out into the world, claiming to be shepherds/pastors of His flock, and as Christ foretold us, they have deceived MANY! But they have not deceived the Church of Philadelphia because they know His voice, and listen not to the thief, because they have already entered into the sheepfold through the Door of the True Shepherd! Do you get your information about "THE WORD OF GOD" from a Philadelphia or Smyrna type church, or are you just a pew potato in one of the other 5, waiting for Satan to come and rapture you away to a cloud somewhere? You better switch churches, if a good one is to be found in your area, or do what you should have been doing all along, STUDYING FOR YOURSELF FROM A GOOD UNCORRUPTED BIBLE AND A STRONG'S CONCORDANCE.
 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Let's return to the Church of Philadelphia in Rev. 3:
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
He loves these sons and daughters, the brothers and sisters, the "adelphos" and "adelpheo"!
"And do you know why?"
"Because they love studying His Word!"
 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
Yes, the opening by the key of David is when the Shepherd (Who alone is worthy) opens the seals of His Word, revealing the visions of the prophets to the brothers and sisters of the Church of Philadelphia, who then prophesy (teach His Word) and gather as many as will hear the voice of the trumpet, the voice of the Shepherd, into His sheepfold.
[10... continued] I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
This is a promise to the sons and daughters of the Church of Philadelphia who prophesy and allow His spirit, His truth, the rain, to flow through them unto their brothers and sisters of the House of Israel, i.e. the Christian nations of Western Europe, the Isles of Britain and the Americas. They will not be tempted by the lies and deception of the thief, Satan, because his voice is not the voice of the True Shepherd. You see, they KNOW the voice of the True Shepherd, Jesus Christ, which is the Word of God!
 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
When the bride marries the Bridegroom she goes to live with Him and is given a new name, which name comes from her new Husband, right? Think about the magnitude of what Christ said here! Her new name becomes, Christian.
 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Do you have ears to hear the true Shepherd's voice, the voice of the Trumpet which John heard in Rev. 1:10?
We covered the Works of the Church of Smyrna and the testimony those "some of you" who will be delivered up before the kings and rulers of the nations. That witness will be brought forth when the sons and daughters become "old men", i.e. when the final generation that began in the year 1948, begin to get gray hair and receive their AARP cards. In other words, "ye old men" refers to the age of the generation, not to the age of those who will be "brought before kings and rulers for my names sakes!" Got it?
Also, in so far as we gave examples of God's servants being delivered up, we will not do so again. However, you should make a study of Acts 27:22-25 and read how Paul was delivered up before Caesar. The boat ride was a "little rocky" but hey, no big deal! If God has plans for you (and He does if you love Him) then nothing and no one can or will stop you, though He may allow some blocks or blockheads to fall across your path, giving you some things to stomp on or kick out of your way. "And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.  For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,  Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.  Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me."
Here is Christ's address to Smyrna:
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
And what shall be the sign when the witness is given by the "spiritually rich Christian soldiers" of the Church of Smyrna?
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
This is NOT the same "signs in the heavens" and the "signs in the earth" that occur during the same period when the smoke from the bottomless pit rises. They were signs of the 1st Beast, the political beast, who is here now. No, this is religious, i.e. the sign of the religious beast of Rev. 13. This is when the false-christ, the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stands in the midst of the temple, of the body of Christ, and spiritual darkness prevails as the daily sacrifice through the blood of the Lamb slain is cut off and the moon, symbolic of Satan (lunar), is put in place of His blood. Yes, the whole world, including most of professing Christianity will worship the false messiah. It is written! And when the "locusts come out of the smoke" at the sound of the 6th Trump, some of those sons and daughters who have been prophesying (teaching) for some time now will take a stand, even "take the stand"!
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
So when the command goes forth from the Altar of God to the archangel Michael, who has held back the "desert storm" of the locusts and their king, Apollyon/Satan, the king of Babylon, then that great hour of temptation and spiritual desolation will come upon the earth. By the way, Babylon is in Iraq, which is the country through which the Tigris and Euphrates rivers run right smack down the middle of. (Hello, Wake up! What's happening in Iraq these days?)
 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Here comes the cavalry, those locusts who have "the appearance of horses prepared unto battle (Rev. 9:7)" and "The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run (Joel 2:4)."
 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
It is time to stay awake and keep alert because my friends, it appears the winds are now a changin'! You can even hear the windbags from all directions "blowing hot air" and "spinning" lies and deception like a whirlwind. They call it the N.E.W.S. which is mostly a bunch of "smoke and mirrors" covering up the activities of the Four Hidden Dynasties as the kenites bring forth the multi-headed, i.e. multi-national, political beast!
In conclusion, do you remember those two profound statements from former President Bush's inaugural address which we talked about in our short study, "Angel in the Whirlwind"? Open your ears and "see" if you can hear the Voice from the burning bush spoken through the flesh Bush as the gentle rain fell from heaven that momentous day, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001.
"Through much of the last century, America's faith in freedom and democracy was a rock in a raging sea. Now it is a seed upon the wind, taking root in many nations." (President George W. Bush)
We have learned from the words of the Lord through the prophet Joel when we compared them with the words the Lord spoke directly to His disciples in Matthew and Mark, that the "pillars of smoke" is the bringing forth of the 1st Beast of Rev. 13:1, when nation rises alongside nation in the marketplace, etc., i.e. the NWO emerges. Then in Luke He tells us that the "vapor of smoke" is, as in causes, the sea and the waves (the people and the nations) to roar, i.e. rage! Here is that verse in Luke with the words of Joel in brackets.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars [in the heavens]; and upon the earth distress of nations [blood], with perplexity [fire]; the sea and the waves roaring [pillars of smoke];
Do you know what happens after the these signs when the smoke has successfully darkened (spiritually) much of the earth?
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Yes, these are the most exciting times in the history of the world, especially for those sons and daughters who have walked through the open door into His sheepfold. The hour is now late and it is soon time for some of God's elect to be delivered up before the security councils of the beast, controlled by the synagogue of Satan, and give witness before the kings and rulers of the nations of the earth, even before "death" himself, i.e. Satan. It is a great and marvelous time to be a True Blue Smyrph, isn't it? (A Smyrph, sometimes spelled Smurf, is a member of the church of Smyrna and Philadelphia. LOL)
But do not be alarmed, nor be afraid, nor be anxious in anyway. Those are tactful ways of saying "CALM DOWN"! The battle is spiritual and those sons and daughters who daily call upon the name of the LORD their God, will the Deliverer surely deliver out of bondage, and out the fiery furnace when they are delivered up before death, i.e. Satan, and He will bind up the cheek teeth of the lions when His servants are thrown into their dens of iniquity. For it is written, not one hair on their heads shall be harmed in anyway. And they need not premeditate what they shall say at that time for the Holy Spirit will speak right through them. Matthew 10:19 "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak."
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Has He called you? If so, do you call Him up daily and tell Him you love Him and show forth your love by keeping His commands and the Word of His patience? If you do, then each and every day is just such a beautiful day, isn't it?
God bless you brothers and sisters.
We learned from the book named "Yah is El" the good news that in the last days "whosoever shall call on", which also means to publish as in proclaim or herald, "the name of the LORD shall be delivered, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance". Mount Zion and Jerusalem is where the "deliverance" shall be because that is where the Deliverer will be when He returns as King of kings following the finished works of the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna , i.e. the teaching and witnessing of the sons and daughters of the final generation that Joel has been talking about.
We also learned that some of those spiritually rich Christian Soldiers from the Church of Smyrna shall be cast into prison and delivered up before the kings and rulers of the earth who sit in the councils* controlled by those liars and deceivers of the synagogue of Satan. Jesus Christ described the works they shall do when they are delivered up:
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Satan and legal counselors will "beat up" on them with fiery darts!
 And the gospel must first be published [i.e. proclaimed] among all nations.
* Note: If you were to stand in front of the UN Security Council or the group of kings and rulers assembled at the "Millennium Summit" whose photo we posted earlier in our study, you would be facing representatives of all nations and peoples and tongues, just like on Pentecost day, ain't? Think about it!
Yes, His willing and faithful servants shall be His instruments in proclaiming the final witness of the gospel and the coming judgment AMONG ALL NATIONS and it is written that the Holy Spirit shall speak through them in the same manner as the example set forth on that first Pentecost day following Christ's resurrection:
But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Once the witnessing "among all nations" has been accomplished according to the Word of God and those nations have chosen their path in the face of that witness, then shall it be "that time" for the restoration of His people and the judgment of the nations as it is written in Matthew 25:31-32.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Your loved ones who loved the Lord and have passed on are with Him now (1 Thes. 4:13-18). They are those holy angels, those saints clothed in fine white linen (Rev. 19:14), those onward Christian Soldiers, who shall return following the King of kings and riding upon their white horses.
 And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Your life, your very being, will end AND EXIST NO MORE after the Millennium, if you don’t accept Jesus Christ’s free offer of salvation by the grace of God now, during this short time spent in this flesh and blood body, (70 years, or maybe only 40 years, or for some of us, never even getting out of the womb alive); a summer school of real life, I call it, to learn the difference between what is Holy, Jesus Christ, and what is profane, Satan, before the shadow death of your animal body, in a few years; Or by completely changing your sinning ways during the 1000 years of discipline and discernment classes you will be attending during the Millennium. The Millennium starts at Jesus Christ's return to this earth, in person, which will happen shortly. We are now living in the final generation, prior to His return. Caution!Caution!Caution! Satan will be coming first, five months before Christ returns, claiming he is God. You will be in big trouble if Christ returns and finds you worshiping Satan!
The reward if you accept Jesus' offer now is to enter eternity in the “1st Resurrection to ETERNAL LIFE”, or if you pass the discipline and discernment classes test at the end of the Millennium, in the “2nd Resurrection to ETERNAL LIFE”.This Eternal Life will be in a new celestial body that never gets old or sick, with all your needs supplied by God! Eternal Life is forever; ENJOY it! But, If you flunk the final test, at the end of the Millennium, you will be cast into the "Lake of Fire", and you will be no more; not even a memory to your loved ones!
"History is Prophecy"
Eight Visions "The Measuring Line"
#1102 Zechariah Chapter 2
Eight Visions "The Branch"
#1103 Zechariah Chapter 3
Eight Visions "The Golden Lampstand"
#1104 Zechariah Chapter 4
Eight Visions "The Flying Scroll"
#7 of Zechariah's Eight Visions "The Ephah"
#1105 Zechariah Chapter 5
Eight Visions "The Four Chariots"
#1106 Zechariah Chapter 6
Zechariah Chapter 8
what shall happen to the New World Order and her wicked "would-be" king
#1109 Zechariah Chapter 9
how God will sow His elect, His mighty ones, among the people to teach
His sons and daughters, to give them hope, and in that day His people
turn again, which means they will return to Him!
#1110 Zechariah Chapter 10
that the whole world, including the majority of Christianity with the
of God's elect, will believe Satan to be the real shepherd, Jesus
#1111 Zechariah Chapter 11
that many people shall "wake up" when Christ returns and find they have
actually been serving and worshipping the false messiah, even Satan, as
#1112 Zechariah Chapter 12
that our preachers shall be utterly ashamed at Christ's return for
taught man's traditions in church instead of God's Word.
#1113 Zechariah Chapter 13
concerning Christ's Millennial Kingdom.
Hosea, the Book of Salvation
(click pamphlet number to read)
Introduction to the book of Hosea
Hosea - The complete book
#8061 Chapter 1
#8062 Chapter 2
#8063 Chapter 3
#8064 Chapter 4
#8065 Chapter 5
#8066 Chapter 6
#8067 Chapter 7
#8068 Chapter 8
#8069 Chapter 9
#8070 Chapter 10
#8071 Chapter 11
#8072 Chapter 12
#8073 Chapter 13
#8074 Chapter 14
End of time things to think about: The biggest problem with the any moment "rapture theory" is that it is based on a totally erroneous foundation which presupposes that the "great tribulation" of Satan when he is cast to earth is going to be a "fleshly" battle, filled with violence and physical pain and death, when nothing could be further from the truth! The great tribulation of the false-christ is a "spiritual" battle (not of flesh and blood - Eph. 6:12) which is why the apostle Paul instructed us to put on the whole "Gospel Armor" (Eph. 6) and be ready to TAKE a STAND, as in to FIGHT, against the "fiery darts"of the Wicked One. In fact, the great tribulation of the spurious messiah is the most intense spiritual battle ever to befall flesh mankind. How so? Because it will actually be a “religious revival” ... a battle for the very souls of men and women who shall face the "supernatural" to see who it is they will worship and follow. Will it be Satan, when he comes claiming he is God, or will they endure until the last Trump when the real Jesus Christ returns five months later.
you better watch out,
you better not pout,
Satan is coming to town, claiming he is God!
We are going to summarily learn about these fasts which were appointed by man, because the events that happened on these days are "types" which have written "for us upon whom the ends of the world have come" (1 Cor. 10:11-12) to "see" and understand what events shall transpire in these last days. Students of prophecy will be interested in studying even deeper into these events because in type they have to do with the 6th Trump, the spiritual desolation brought about by the coming of the king of Babylon, the desolator, i.e. Satan the false-christ, to Jerusalem.Schroll down this page. There you will find Live Links to our Zechariah prophecies. Log unto them and learn what Zechariah saw happening in this 21st century. You need to know how to tell the difference between Satan and Jesus Christ. I hope you know that Satan was Lucifer, a very charismatic preacher, who rebelled against God, in the first earth age. You don’t want the real Christ to return only to find you have already attended Satan’s revival and you have been worshipping him as your God.
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