The Wicked Shall Be Destroyed And All The Israelite Nations That Forget God!
"But though we, or an angel from heaven preach unto you any other Gospel than that which we have preached unto you, (Christianity) let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:8)
Three distinct Scriptures are given as a basic reference. Hosea 4:6, which says:
"MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."
We need to realize here, that there is a great deal of difference between Knowledge and the Education which is being pushed so vigorously by the advocates of Secular Humanism.
Also, can there be any doubt that Almighty God has forgotten our children? Look at the number who are destroying themselves with drugs, illicit sex, alcohol, suicide, degeneracy and following after strange gods.
The English word Knowledge, as used here in the KJV, comes from the Hebrew word "da'ath" which literally means: "to be aware of; to know." Education, on the other hand, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, means: "to train; to develop skill of mind by formal schooling, or study." One can easily see the importance of teaching TRUTH. If Truth is not taught to the developing mind, all sorts of problems arise.
The Apostle Paul recognized the difference between a Knowledgeable man, and one who had Educated God out of his life. In Romans 1:21-22, Paul used these rather harsh words:
"Because that, when they knew (about) God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain (Greek: 'mataioo: meaning: 'to become foolish; to become wicked, or idolatrous; vain') in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened...Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."
Paul then goes on to enlarge on this thought in 2 Timothy 3:7, when he speaks about those who are:
"Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
Today, America is overrun with "educated idiots," with strings of degrees behind their name, yet who refuse to accept the truth as laid down by God in His Holy Word.
The prophet Isaiah, writing hundreds of years before the time of Paul labels such in Isaiah 56:10-11, when he said:
"His (Israel's) watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant (of the truth), they are all dumb dogs, they cannot (or will not) bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber: Yea, they are greedy dogs (Hebrew: 'keleb' literally meaning: 'a male prostitute') which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain..."
What a terrible indictment of our nation's political and religious leaders. Instead of acting as Watchmen to warn our people of danger, they have "gone to sleep on duty," or worse yet, joined the enemy.
They will lie, and compromise to stay in office, or to gain a larger church, or stay on national television. This truth was vitally illustrated a number of years ago, when speaking at a large Christian University in the East. Conversing with it's Chancellor, we asked him why Dr. Billy Graham had gone soft on communism and liberalism, when at one time he took a strong stand against it. Why today he will not hold a city revival unless the ultra-liberal National Council of Churches is one of its sponsors, which publicly advocates things which he knows are wrong.
After a few seconds of reflection, this godly educator answered:
"A few weeks ago, Dr. Graham and his wife Ruth were in this office, and I asked Billy this same question. He refused to answer or look me in the eye. But his wife Ruth, looked me straight in the eye, as she said: 'We intend to do anything necessary to fill the football stadiums.'"
"Doing everything for their own gain," the Apostle said. Then we have another strong witness in Amos 8:11-12:
"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: And they (the people) shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it."
During times of spiritual famine such as is existence in America today, charlatans have an easy prey among people seeking the truth, unless they have a firm foundation in God's Word. This too, is a terrible indictment against our preachers and seminary professors.
It too has second and third Scriptural witnesses. In Jeremiah 23:22, we are told:
"But if they (the pastors and priests) had stood in my (God's) counsel, and had caused my (Israel) people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doing."
As we look around us, we can see there has been very little "turning from wicked ways," among our people. Even the great charismatic revivals of recent years, which were supposed to have saved thousands, have made little inroads on the sins which are so prevalent in America today.
A few years ago, the charismatics boasted about how their revivals in Rwanda had saved 86% of the people. Yet it was these so-called "saved" Pentecostals who chopped up other Christians, merely because they were from another tribe.
The same thing on a lesser scale has taken place within the White Israel Nations of Christendom, as preachers have done a fair job in preaching the "salvation" message, but have sadly neglected the message of "Christian responsibility after salvation." Today, the average church has become one that follows the New Religion's path of compromising with the world in order to receive it's approval.
Paul admonished the young preacher Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4:2-4:
"Preach the word (Not some church doctrine, but the Doctrine of Christ, the Word of God); be instant in season, out of season (In other words, make your preaching coincide with what the Word of God teaches); reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering (Patience and forbearance) and doctrine. For the time will come (It is here now) when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts (yearning for material things) shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching (Greek: 'knethos' meaning by implication to 'tickle') ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
This is what happens to Christians who follow the New Religion teaching of men like evangelist Benny Hinn, or Paul Crouch of Trinity Broadcasting System (TBS). What are these "fables" they teach? The Apostle identifies them in Titus 1:10-11:
"For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision (Jews, like Benny Hinn, Mike Evans and other Jews who falsely claim to be Christians): Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert (lead astray) whole houses (families), teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money's) sake."
Watch the actions of these Judeo-Christian TV charlatans as they "Praise The Lord" loudly on one hand, while raising money for their cause on the other. Recently on television, on the Trinity Broadcasting System (TBS), headed by Paul and Jan Crouch were holding their nationwide Praise The Lordathon!
Over and over again, so-called Christians, including Jan, were shown dancing in most un-Christian attitudes, as they whirled to the beat of some jungle music used by the Satanists in darkest Africa.
Jan was dressed to look more like a high priced prostitute, than the wife of a dignified president of a Christian Broadcasting System, with her blonde hair piled high on her head, and makeup "ala Tammy Bakker (Who by the way is Jewish)."
She danced and whirled with the best of them, banging her noise maker and shouting "Praise the Lord! We have just passed the $4-million mark!" All during the preaching that followed, often by Black preachers who steamed up the audience with their shouting rendition of what they called the Word, a message flashed across the bottom of the screen which said: Send Your Contributions To...!
It came to mind the verse in Titus 1:11 where Paul said:
"...who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake."
The Apostle Paul goes on to further explain this in verse 14, where he said:
"Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth."
And we recalled how the anti-Christ enemy of God (the Jews) are praised on this so-called Christian Broadcasting System.
Have you ever heard this verse used as the text for a sermon? In many years in a fundamental Baptist Church, we never heard it even read! This is another indication that these folks are following the New Religion.
A final Scriptural reference to use is found in Philippians 3:18-19:
"For many (So-called Christians) walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly (Love of material things), and whose glory is in their shame, (who mind earthly things.)"
Here is the crux of the problem. Our churches are crammed with "saved" folks. They want Jesus as Savior, all right, so they take Him as a sort of Celestial Fire Insurance Policy to keep them out of hell. But they do not want Him as King, no matter how often they call Him "Lord." For when they accept Him as "King," they must acknowledge His right to control their lives, and neither they or their pastor's want to stop "doing their own thing!"
As the result of this kind of religious thinking, we have seen a strange and very sad phenomenon take place in America where with 50-million "born again" Christians, the nation is headed for destruction faster than at any time in our existence. Is it because the vast majority of these folks want to follow the easy way of the New Religion, rather than the path of dedication required by the OLD?
Could it be that most professing Christians are in the category spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 5:13, when He said:
"Ye (Christians) are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor (It's ability to act as salt and hold back corruption), wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
In other words: "Thrown into the garbage!" "Harsh words," you say, but from the lips of the Master Himself!
How many professing Christians do you know who are Alka Seltzer Christians? They come to church on Sunday and "fizz" for an hour or two, then the rest of the week you can't tell them from the worldly crowd. They go to the same places (casinos; bars, etc.).
They run around with the same worldly crowd; they use the same worldly language, many won't even say "grace" before they eat in a public place. For all intents and purposes, they are not only in the world, they are of the world. Then we wonder why the country regresses into sin and corruption.
Paul, looking at the New Religion Christians of his day said:
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert (Greek Metastrepho, meaning: 'corrupt; turn from the truth') the gospel of Christ." (Galatians 1:6-7)
Once again the ugly head of the New Religion raises itself as a tool of the enemy, to turn Christians away from the truth. Unfortunately, many are "sucked in" by their sorcery.
So let's spend a few moments seeing how almost unannounced and undetected, this Gospel of the New Religion has crept into our Christian churches and polluted them! This is especially true of those churches who pride themselves with being Judeo-Christian.
While the New Religion gives every outward appearance of being the real thing, it's relation to the Old Religion is superficial, while the differences are fundamental. Following is a point by point examination of the differences.
1). This new evangelical approach employs essentially the same language as the old-time evangelism, while changing its contents and misplacing its emphasis.
As you examine the Cross taught in the Bible, you find that it has no ties with the world system. It carries out the harsh sentence imposed by the Garden of Eden and given re-emphasis at Sinai:
"Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die...The soul that sinneth, it shall die..." (Ezekiel 18:4, 20)
It is not a message sinful man likes to hear, for it is opposed to the sinful nature of "unsaved" men and women. The Apostle Paul explained it this way:
"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24)
When we look at the Law of Sinai, we know immediately that we can't keep it! And knowing it's sentence, we go scurrying to find a way to safety. Our search reveals only one way out of our predicament, and this is through the shed blood of Christ, when we accept Him as Savior and King. This is the Old Religion!
But the New Religion does not oppose the sinful nature of mankind, in fact it places nothing on the individual but upon society collectively. It recognizes it as being universal and that it crops up in the best of families.
So this FALSE RELIGION becomes a friendly pal, and if it is understood properly, can become a source of oceans of fun and good innocent enjoyment.
Ask almost any teenager what they want most out of life and they will tell you: "We want to have fun! We want to live life to it's fullest!" You see, the teaching of the New Religion, allows sinful Adam to live without interference, which is exactly what he wants.
He wants to be free to "do his own thing," whatever that may be. He doesn't have to change his life very much to become a church member under this "new order." His accent is on self enjoyment, rather than on service to Almighty God and the Lord Jesus Christ. He is now having "fun" on a higher level, morally, if not intellectually.
You see, the New Religion teaching gives an entirely new approach to evangelism. The evangelist does not demand that the seeker give up his or her old life before becoming a Christian. He doesn't preach contrasts between the old life of sin and the new one of Christian dedication.
"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24)
He preaches similarities. He seeks to key into public interests, especially among young people, by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands on your life. It negates completely Christ's order in Matthew 16:14, where He said:
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 16:24-25)
The Old Religion demands Obedience and Discipline, while the New Religion makes no unpleasant demands on the seeker. The crux of the matter is in Denial. The Word of God says you must deny yourself, but the New Religion, says, "No!" you can continue doing worldly things, we will merely raise them to a higher plane. So we will have dances in the church from now on, for that will keep our young people in a (sic) Christian atmosphere.
Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring for at the moment, the New Religion will find skillful and clever ways of accommodating. It will show the world that the church offers the same thrills, on a higher spiritual plane of course, which will be more spiritually uplifting than the worldly version, while giving you the same sensations.
So although the Word of God says very clearly in Leviticus 20:13:
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
The New Religion crowd immediately says:
"But that was in the Old Testament, where God was a God of hate; we live under the New Covenant of LOVE, and while we may hate the sin we MUST always love the sinner, so let them join the church. In fact, we don't even object too much if a homosexual becomes pastor of our church. We Christians must be broad-minded, you know."
But the Old Religion, as found in the New Covenant, has the same message:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man... Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves" (Romans 1:21-24)
He goes on in verse 26 and 27, to explain the homosexual lifestyle, which is now approved by the New Religion, and in verse 32 shows that the same penalty, Death, that as found in Leviticus, is in operation in the New Covenant as well.
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet...Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." (Romans 1:26-27, 32)
While the Old Religion demanded the Death penalty for the sinner, the New Religion merely re-directs him into a better way. It gives him a cleaner, jollier way of living, and saves his self-respect. He no longer has to look on himself as a rebel against God. To the person who is "self-assertive," it says: "Come and assert yourself in Christ!" To the "egotist" it says: "Come and do your boasting in the Lord!" To those who seek "thrills," it says: "Come and enjoy the thrill that only Christ can give!"
Any Christian message which is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public, while the philosophy behind this deception may be sincere, its sincerity does not save it from being false.
It is A FALSE RELIGION, because it is Blind! It misses completely the true meaning of the Cross. One could not be much more sincere than the priest of Baal in Elijah's day:
"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And THEY CRIED ALOUD, AND CUT THEMSELVES AFTER THEIR MANNER WITH KNIVES AND LANCETS, till the blood gushed out upon them." (1 Kings 18:21-28)
The message preached by the New Religion preachers may be 97% good, but it is like rat poison that is 97% cornmeal. It is the 3% arsenic that kills. So it is with the proteges of the New Religion.
Their spurious teaching of a "pre-tribulation" RAPTURE, causes potential soldiers of Christ, to hide in their comfortable spiritual foxholes, while the battle rages, as they pray for Christ to rescue them from the results of their own apathy.
The Book of Jasher relates what happened before the flood to those who walked in the ways of the Lord:
“All men who walked in the ways of the Lord, died in those days, before the Lord brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke of concerning the sons of men.” (Jashier 4:20)
They teach that Christ did away with the Law on Calvary, and that Christians are no longer "under the law." Even though Jesus rebutted this falsehood Himself, and the Apostle Paul said in Romans 3:31: "God forbid!"
They also seldom speak about SIN, which the Bible defines as "transgression of the law," in 1 John 3:4. So according to their way of reasoning, if there is no LAW, there can be no SIN, yet we see the results of it all around us every day.
The teaching of the New Religion causes its followers to accept church doctrine, which elevates God's worst enemies, to a Chosen People status, even though the King told the Jewish leaders:
"Ye believe not, because ye are NOT OF MY SHEEP (Israelites)." (John 10:2)
In Matthew 23:14, Jesus accused the Jewish leaders of going to great length to gain converts, only to change them into "two-fold more a child of hell than yourselves," which should give one a clear picture of where Christian Zionists stand in Christ's opinion.
Yet the New Religion pastors venerate them and place them on a pedestal, even though we are warned in 2 John 11 that to do so makes us "partaker in their evil deeds."
How many will be willing to stand before God some day and answer for the millions of unborn babies who have been murdered in mostly Jewish run, and Jewish owned abortion clinics? The Bible says you will be held accountable, if you help them! This will apply to everyone, even the Hal Lindsey's (Who is also a Jew) the Jack Van Impe's (also a Jew) and the Peter LaLonde's.
It would be worth your time to look specifically at the Old Religion. It is a bleak, stark, symbol of death! It stands for an abrupt and violent end of those who sin without repentance. In Roman times when a man took up his stake and started down the road with it, he had already said "goodbye" to his family and friends.
He knew he was never coming back, for the stake he bore never made any compromises. It modified nothing! It spared nothing! It slew all of the man, completely and for eternity. It made no attempt to remain on good terms with its victim. It struck cruelly and hard, and when it had finished its gruesome work, the man was dead!
Whether we like it or not, the race of Adam is under the death penalty. God told our father and mother, Adam and Eve:
"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:17)
Our maternal grandmother Eve, preferred to believe the "tempter" rather than God, when he told her:
"...Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:4-5)
The Bible tells us that when Eve:
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)
Thus death came to the Adamic race, for they began to die the moment they ate of the forbidden fruit. So since that day, there has been no commutation and no escape from the death penalty, whether you follow the Old Religion or the New one.
God cannot approve of the "fruits of sin," no matter how innocent they may appear to our earthly eyes. So God saves men and women by slaying them on the stake and then raising them to life through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son, our Kinsman Redeemer and Savior.
Any evangelist or pastor who attempts to draw friendly parallels between the ways of God and man, is false to the truth of God, and cruel to the souls of those entrusted to him. He will beheld accountable before God for his falsehood. In Luke 17, Jesus told us:
"Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." (Luke 17:1-2)
Faith in Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it! In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up to a higher plane, we leave it at the bottom of the Stake where He was crucified. For we KNOW THAT:
"...Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (John 12:24)
Those of us who preach and teach the Gospel, have a tremendous responsibility on our shoulders, for we must not think of ourselves as Public Relations agents, sent out by God to establish good will between Christ and the world.
We must never imagine ourselves as being commissioned by Christ, to make Him acceptable to big business, sports, the media, or modern education. We are prophets, not diplomats! Our message MUST never be one of comparison, it MUST BE:
"...except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3)
This is why we are somewhat skeptical of the professional athletes who claim to be Christian. They say they "love the Lord," yet continue to play ball on Sunday, when they know they are keeping many people away from church. What they profess, is not consistent with what they do!
The Christian compromise with sports and the world has gone so far that the Catholic church holds a Saturday night mass, so that its people are free on Sunday to do what they want while a large Southern Baptist church has a special meeting during the week, for its members who work in the local casinos. No wonder our nation is in trouble when we put ourselves first before God.
In Isaiah 58:13-14 we read:
"If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words. Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it."
How many so-called Christians do you know who follow this admonition?
God offers eternal life to all those who will come to Him through His Son, Jesus the Christ. He does not offer an improved life, as the New Religion teaches, but a New Life, out of death! Whoever wants to possess it, must be willing to "pass under the rod." They must be willing to completely repudiate themselves and agree with God's just sentence against them.
What does this mean to the individual? To the condemned man or woman who is seeking life thorough Jesus Christ? There is only one way this theology can be transmitted into life! It is quite simple, it comes as one is brought under conviction by the Holy Spirit and who is willing to repent!
They must be willing to completely forsake their sins, the world, and themselves. They must cover nothing, defend nothing in the old life, excuse nothing. They must come not seeking terms at the hands of God, not to "plea bargain" with Him, but with a willingness to bow their head and repent before the stroke of God's displeasure, acknowledge that they are worthy of death. Hebrews 10:31 tells us: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
It is not the easy, "speak a little prepared prayer and ask Jesus into your heart," that the modern evangelist loves to speak about. This is not something one can safely "fool with," for:
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
Once you come to the realization that you are helpless to save yourself, that no amount of wealth, prestige, or good works can give you eternal life, then you are ready for Holy Spirit conviction of sin, which will cause you to repent and gaze upon the face of the risen Savior, accepting His sacrifice made for you. When you do this, then power, and life, and rebirth, and cleansing will come into your life. The same Stake that ended the earthly life of the Son of God, now puts an end to you, the rebel and sinner, with your earthly desires. Then the same power that raised Christ from the dead, will raise you up to a new life in Christ Jesus. It is not an elevation and bettering of the old life, it is something completely new, a new beginning!
Many will object to this assessment, they will say it is too "narrow," or is our own private view of salvation. Yet God set His "hallmark" of approval on this message from the day of the Apostle Paul to the present, whether it has been stated in these exact words or not.
This has been the context of all the preaching that has ever impacted and brought true power to the world in the last Twenty Centuries. If you don't have this power and witness in your life, we suggest you take a close, personal inventory of your Christian experience, to make sure that you received the truth of the Old Religion, rather than the falsehood embodied in the New.
The Reformers and Revivalists of Christendom put their emphasis on the Old Religion, and men, women, and children; whole communities and countries were saved through the might operations of the Holy Spirit. Point out to us, if you can, one mighty revival in the last fifty years that has changed the spiritual face of America.
The "high powered" evangelist sweeps into town with his entourage and fills the football stadium night after night; service after service people flock forward at his persuasion to kneel at the altar and sign a Commitment Card.
The media headlines "forty thousand saved in this Holy Ghost revival." The evangelist leaves, and the city returns to pretty much as it was before.
The bars remain open, the prostitutes and pimps still prowl the streets, the dope peddler can still be found at his favorite corner, and the places that peddle flesh and pornography still continue at full speed, and unborn baby after unborn baby is still being murdered every day.
Compare this to the old revivals, preached under the Old Religion, that took place int he Nineteenth and the beginning of the Twentieth Century; preached by men like D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday and other Spirit filled men.
The bars were closed, pimps and prostitutes were saved or run out of town, the halls of pornography were closed. WHY? Because the power of the Old Religion causes men and women to change, while the preaching of the NEW, may bring church members, but in many instances they are the
"salt which has lost it's saltiness."
Today, with time running out, this country, and all of Christendom for that matter, needs a real dose of the Old Religion, in order to survive. It is the only medicine that will put the FORMULA FOR SURVIVAL into operation:
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and WILL HEAL THEIR LAND." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
How we love to quote this verse in the churches of America, but have you ever heard your pastor preach a sermon on Isaiah 59:1-2? In this passage we are told that God has not lost His power.
He is the same God that opened the Red Sea, shook down the walls of Jericho, and stood beside the Shepherd boy David as he faced the Philistine giant Goliath. But verse 2 says:
"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that HE WILL NOT HEAR."
Why don't we hear this message preached from the pulpits of America? Is it because it is not a pleasant message and does not fit in with the gospel of the New Religion? Instead we have God pictured as some grey bearded grandfather character, sitting on a fluffy cloud, as He looks over the earth and says:
"I know they are a bunch of onry little devils, but I love them so much that I will make certain they all get into my kingdom."
NO WAY! No matter how much and how loud the apostates preach differently. Today the clouds darken, the thunder rolls, the lightning flashes and the storms of the New Age Movement move in, we need to Know that we have a Formula for our Survival that will work.
It will work because God said it would in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Must our people be driven to their knees and have their nose rubbed in the dirt, before they will "listen to God, OBEY, and be saved both spiritually and physically?" In the "olden days" our forefathers were called "stiff necked," and looking back over the last 35 centuries, it doesn't seem that we have learned very much. We certainly haven't learned the lesson that: "He who does not learn from the mistakes of history is bound to repeat them."
In 1 Corinthians 10:11, we are told that the warnings of Scripture were for our example and "written for our admonition." That's why Deuteronomy 28 was written, it clearly outlines the blessing that comes through OBEDIENCE, and the curses that come when we disobey. It is the story in brief of modern Christendom and what is happening to us. Notice verse 25:
"The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies..." (Deuteronomy 28:25)
Why do you think that great, powerful Uncle Sam was defeated in Korea and Vietnam by nations smaller than most of our states? We did not win a victory with honor in either war. We lost them! Not because of the lack of bravery on the part of our men in uniform, but because of the lack of moral courage on the part of the men who were running our government.
Then to add "salt to our wounds," these same men abandoned our "prisoners of war," often to a horrible death and are now "licking the boots" of our one-time enemy, in order to get material gain. How much more immoral can leaders become?
In verse 33 we are told that
"The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always."
If you can't see this happening in our Foreign Aid Program, it is because you have deliberately closed your eyes and mind to the truth.
Verse 43 says:
"The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail." (Deuteronomy 28:43-44)
Under the New Religion theology this is what has happened, until today, we see once Christian America, being run by heathen aliens who hate our God.
Look at President Clinton's and Bush’s appointees to high government positions. The vast majority are Black, Hispanic, or Jews, and very few qualify as Christian. Many are oriented towards the immorality of sodomy.
In verse 58-61, we are told the diseases that will come because of our disobedience. Could AIDS be one of them? The health of America is in jeopardy today in spite of the billions we spend on Health Care Programs. And we haven't seen anything yet, unless we repent and turn to God.
The New Religion will not save us! Under the Old Religion, we have two options: (1) "God's way - the easy way;" or (2) we can continue "doing our own thing," and learn that
"The way of the transgressor (They who buck God), is not only very hard, but that it ALWAYS leads to DISASTER?"
Why is it that the adherents of the New Religion never teach this eternal truth?
Now, lets look at one of the most horrendous, false teachings which has been going around for a little over 100 years now. That of the Rapture theory and the millinum theory. I realize that you will probably read no further than this, because you teach this thing, and it will cost you too much to read it, study it, and accept the fact that you have been misled for so many years. But I must present this to you in keeping with my duties to Almighty God as a Watchman, as spoken of in Ezekiel.
The Rapture Theory
“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” (John 17:15)
"Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye (Judeo-Christian preachers, ministers, pastors, priests and etc. Hereafter called teachers for brevity) there HUNT THE SOULS TO MAKE THEM FLY, and I will tear them from your arms, and (I) WILL LET THE SOULS GO, EVEN THE SOULS THAT YE (Judeo-Christian teachers) HUNT TO MAKE THEM FLY. Your Kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people (Israel Christian people) out of your (Judeo-Christian) hands, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord." ( Ezekiel 13:20-21)
Hebrew #3704. kereth. keh'-seth; from 3680; a cushion or pillow (as covering a seat or bed):-pillow.
Hebrew #3680. kacah. kaw-saw'; a prim. root; prop. to plump, i.e., Fill Up Hollows; by impl. to cover (for clothing or secrecy):-clad self, close, clothe, concel, cover (self), (flee to) hide, overwhelm. Comp 3780 Hebrew #3780. kasah. kaw-saw'; a prim. root; to grow fat (i.e. Be Covered With Flesh):-be covered.
Hebrew #4556. micpachath. mis-pakh'-ath; from 5596; scurf (as spreading over the surface):-scab.
Hebrew #5596. caphach, saw-fokh'; or saphach (Isaiah 3:17), saw-fakh'; a prim. root; prop. to scrape out, but in certain peculiar senses (of Removal or association):-abiding, gather together, cleave, smite with the scab.
We will demonstrate that THE RAPTURE THEORY IS FALSE, therefore, you will ask: "What can we expect from prophecy for our future? What about the 'great tribulation' which is constantly on the lips of the Judeo-Christian teachers?
What do we look for?" As most Christians know by now, the English word "rapture" does not occur in the Bible, but it conveys nearly the same meaning as the Greek word in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 which vividly describes how the Lord will snatch us off the earth and into the air to meet Him when He returns. They postulate a secret rapture prior to, or in the middle of the "great tribulation."
But whether they place it before or in the middle doesn't matter; the foundation of the problem is with the "great tribulation" itself. If their "great tribulation" doesn't occur, then their theory of the rapture is wrong, in which case there will be only one snatching away, when Jesus Christ returns to judge the world. Therefore, we must first look at this "great tribulation" first because on it the secret rapture either stands or falls.
Where do the false Judeo-Christian teachers get the idea of a seven year tribulation period that will be the greatest time of trouble the world has ever known? The idea originally came from the Jews who would not accept the fact that God had judged them and had terminated their rule in A.D. 70.
They wouldn't accept the fact that the Messiah had come and their religious leaders had put Him to death. They wouldn't accept the writings of the Apostles and others which became the New Testament canon. They were determined to interpret history and the future in the light of the Talmud rather than in the light of the advent of Christ and the New Covenant.
Some of the Talmudists escaped the carnage at Jerusalem. They established a school at Jabneh and set about reworking the Scriptures (Torah - the Old Testament) for a standardized manuscript which could be red in the synagogues and produce unity among their brethren. (Many believe that these reworked Scriptures were the basis for Jerome's Old Testament translation in the 4th century, and also the Massoretic Text published in A.D. 916 from which we got all of our Protestant Old Testament translations in the West.
The one exception is the Septuagint (LXX) which was translated from the Hebrew into Greek ca. 250-200 B.C. The LXX, therefore, was not subject to the reworking by the Talmudists at Jabneh. This may account for the differences in the book of Esther). Because they would not accept God's New covenant they began to think in terms of a brighter future for their religion (Pharisaism/Talmudism and at a later date just Judaism). There arose the idea of a millennium of the future when the Jews would reign over the world. They used Isaiah 2:3 as a proof text for this. They still use it.
They continued to, appear, to use the Old Testament prophecies as if nothing had ever happened, and told people that they applied only to the Jews. The prophecies were simply pushed into the future. Thus, what eventually turned into modern Judeo-Christianity was born.
The "great tribulation" idea came primarily from all the prophecies in the Old Testament which spoke of a time of trouble for Israel and for the world, for example Deuteronomy 4:30-31; Isaiah 2:10,19,21; Jeremiah 30:7 to name a few. Some of these prophecies, such as Isaiah 2:10,19 and 21, indeed pointed to the end of time when Christ shall return and judge all people.
This is vividly described in Revelation 6:15:
"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and the rich men and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond man, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Isaiah 2:10, 19, 21)
But not all of the Old Testament prophecies of trouble and woe were intended for the end of time. Such is the case with Jeremiah 30:7 and Daniel 9:27 and 12:1. These point to A.D. 70 when Rome besieged Jerusalem. And IT IS RIGHT AT THIS POINT THAT THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN TEACHERS MAKE A VERY IMPORTANT MISTAKE.
They break off the 70th "week" of the seventy sevens in Daniel 9 and project it into the distant future, even beyond our present time, and claim that it predicts the seven year tribulation which will occur just prior to the second advent of Christ. They then equate that prophecy with the great tribulation described by Jesus in the 24th chapter of Matthew. Let's look carefully at their error.
The breaking off and projection of that 70th "week" in Daniel 9 is totally unwarranted. The reason why they break it off from its chronological order is because IT ACTUALLY PREDICTED THE END OF ISRAEL AND THE RATIFICATION OF THE NEW COVENANT!
Daniel's complete "seventy weeks" prophecy foretold the first advent of Christ, and in its natural order the 70th "week" predicted the death of Christ, the end of temple sacrifices, the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem, and the establishment of the new covenant.
There is little wonder that THE TALMUDISTS HAD TO GET RID OF THE 70th "WEEK” BY CLAIMING THAT IT WAS MEANT FOR THE DISTANT FUTURE! We can see that most who teach these errors to Christians are unaware of what they're doing.
They are simply repeating what they have been taught or what they've read. As for the rest who should know better because they are well trained. We can't get inside their minds to know why they act as they do. But we are convinced that there are those who are deliberately propagating these errors for the purpose of protecting an apostate religion and an interloper in the Middle East.
The 70th "week" of Daniel 9 must be left in its place! If it is left in its chronological position, Bible students will see that the seven year long "great tribulation" assumed by the Judeo-Christian teachers to occur just prior to Christ's second advent will vanish into thin air; it will not happen. As for the time of great tribulation predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24, that was fulfilled, ending in A.D. 70. We know this because the account given by Luke 21:20 proves it.
Jesus told the Christians to flee to the mountains when they saw Jerusalem surrounded by armies. This was the abomination of desolation referred to in Matthew 24, and the one of which Daniel wrote. History tells us that the Christians obeyed their Lord's instruction, fled to Pella and escaped the great tribulation.
Another WONDERFUL PROOF is available. When Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple as recorded in Matthew 24, He said this was the abomination spoken of by Daniel the prophet! did you get that? Jesus Christ Himself said that the 70th "week" of Daniel 9 was to be fulfilled when the abomination of desolation would come upon Jerusalem! Read Matthew 24:15 where He referred to Daniel 9:26 and 27 -- to the events predicted for the 70th "week."
The abomination of desolation began with the appearance of the Roman army surrounding Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) in A.D. 68. Obviously, the event will not happen just prior to Christ's second advent! But because the Judeo-Christian teachers have already committed themselves to the dismembering of the 70th "week" of Daniel 9, they must in this instance be consistent by claiming that Christ's prediction is also to be shoved into the future.
Typical of the writers who have shoved the 70th "week" of Daniel into the indeterminable future are Thomas McCall and Zola Levitt in their book Satan in the Sanctuary, Moody Press, 1973. The book postulates that a third temple will be built in Jerusalem and calls it the "Tribulation Temple." They say the Jews will again offer up sacrifices to God.
Some say the Jews are even now training priests for that future time. We have even heard astounding reports that some Christians have joined an underground group to blow up the Dome of the Rock to prepare for the new temple. One such organization is the Temple Mount Faithful, founded by a former Israeli army captain, Gershon Salomon.
Believe it or not, some Christians and quasi-Christians believe they can help God's prophecies, or what they believe to be God's prophecies, come true, by means of violence!
This new temple is supposed to be the one spoken of by Daniel in chapter 9 and by Jesus in Matthew 24, where anti-Christ is supposed to impose the abomination of desolation at the halfway point of the seven year "great tribulation." McCall and Levitt admit that THEIR THESIS IS BASED LARGELY UPON THE SEVENTY “WEEKS” PROPHECY OF DANIEL on page 44 of their book.
Let's look at this word abomination: It is #8251 in Strong's Concordance.
Greek #8251. shiqquwts, shik-koots'; or shiqquts, shik-koots'; from 8262; disgusting, i.e, filthy; espec. idolatrous or (concr.) an idol:-abomnable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).
Greek #8262. shaqats, shaw-kats'; a prim. root; to be filthy, i.e. (intens.) to loathe, polute:-abhor, make abominable, have in abomination, detest, X utterly.
Desolation is #8074 in Strong's Concordance.
Greek #8074. shamem, shaw-mame'; a prim. root; to stun (or intrans. grow numb), i.e. devastate or (fig.) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense):-make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.
There are several reasons why the Judeo-Christian teachers project the 70th "week" of Daniel into the future.
First, if they leave it intact it proves that God terminated Israel in the mideast in A.D. 70 and the New covenant was ratified.
Secondly, as we have already stated, if left alone it is anathema (death) to their whole futuristic scheme for the Jews and a seven year tribulation. Their use of specious reasoning in their grammatical construction of verses 26 and 27 of the Messoretic Text, and their willingness to stake everything on the "seventy weeks of years" hypothesis, are appalling. Let's look first at verse 26 and 27.
"And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined." (AV KJV)
"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." (AV (KJV))
Note the first part of verse 27: "...he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week..." Who is it that will confirm "the covenant with many" for one week? To what covenant does this refer?
The Judeo-Christian teachers say that the "prince that shall come" of verse 26 is anti-Christ will make a treaty favorable (temporarily) with the Jews, and that it will be broken by anti-Christ halfway through the seven year "great tribulation."
Their thesis rests upon their hyper literal misconstruction of the grammar of the Massoretic Text. Instead of letting the "he" refer back to Messiah Who is the central figure of the entire prophecy, they attach it to the prince who they say is anti-Christ. If we read the passage in the Greek Old Testament we see the meaning more clearly.
"And after the sixty-two weeks, the anointed one shall be destroyed, and there is no judgment in him: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint the city to desolations."
"And one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away: and on the temple shall be the abomination of desolations; and at the end of the time an end shall be put to the desolation."
Do you see the difference? Even in the English translation of the Massoretic Text we can see that the "he" of verse 27 should refer back to Messiah in verse 26. But in the Greek Old Testament, which was not "worked over" by the Talmudists at Jabneh, it becomes obvious.
Messiah is the One who confirms the covenant (the new covenant - New Testament), and Messiah used Vespasian (the prince, v.26) and the Roman army to destroy Jerusalem and the temple. Vespasian's son Titus actually finished the job.
So you see, the events predicted in Daniel 9:24-27 have ALREADY COME TO PASS, and the seven year "great tribulation" of the future postulated by the Judeo-Christian teachers simply WILL NOT HAPPEN!
God has not planned another temple for the Israelites and certainly not for the Jews, and if the Jews build one it will not be a fulfillment of Old Testament or New Testament prophecy for the restoration of Israel. Such a temple could only be for the seat of the beast system referred to and described in the book of Revelation.
Christians, since the first advent of Christ, have been the Temple of God, and is recorded in Scripture as such:
"If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE." (1 Corinthians 3:17; See also 2 Corinthians 6:16; and Ephesians 2:21)
Many are shocked at the audacity of those who change the Scriptures to deny the very words of our Lord in order to further the cause of Talmudism (Judaism)! One well known radio and television Bible Judeo-Christian teacher, in explaining the phrase "to anoint the Most Holy," (Daniel 9:24) wrote:
"[The phrase] definitely refers to the Holy of Hollies in a reconstructed temple. The Jews will have a new place of worship at the beginning of the millennial age. (The Millennium When Will It Come?: What is Millennialism, where does the term come from, and when did this theory originate? One could talk about the 3 major theories,
(2) A-millennialism, and
(3) Post-millennialism; but this has been done by many other men much more able than we are. Therefore, we will attempt to help you understand that the Pre-millennialism theory is really a "Jewish Millennialism." Most Christians believe the theory is Christian in origin; and they will cite Revelations 20:1-7 and say it is talking about the "millennium" but some say the theory predates the Christian era.
Looking at the Jewish Encyclopedia it has the following to say about the millennial theory. It states that the Millennium (or Chilliasm) is actually older than the Christian church itself In other words, it isn't a Christian idea after all. The reign of peace, lasting a thousand years, which will precede the last and final judgment and the future life, is a concept which has achieved a special importance in the Christian church, where it has been termed Chillaiasm, designating the domination of Jesus with the glorified and risen saints, will rule for a thousand years. Chilliasm, or the idea of the thousand years is, nevertheless, older than the Christian church. For the belief of a thousand years, at the end of time, as a preliminary to the resurrection of the dead, was held in Phariseeism. This concept is expressed in Jewish literature in the Book of Enoch and etc.
Some of the early church fathers had some strong things to say about the Millennium. Gregory (335 or 336-395 A.D.), the Bishop of Nyssa, asked,
"Do we promise the gluttony of the Millennium? Do we declare that the Jewish animal-sacrifices shall be restored? Do we lower men's hopes again to the Jerusalem below, imagining its rebuilding with stones of a more brilliant material? What charge like these can be brought against us?" (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 5, p. 544)
Again, in his commentary on Isaiah 60:1, Jerome (492 A.D.) spoke negatively about,
"these half-Jews who look for a Jerusalem of gold and precious stones from heaven, and a future kingdom of a thousand years, in which all nations shall serve Israel."
Pastor John L. Bray, in his booklet entitled. "The Millennium," summarized the history of this doctrine on page 57:
"In the last part of the 2nd century, and in the third century, those who believed in an earthly Millennium were known as 'chiliasts.' They believed and taught a literal 1,000 year reign of Christ at Jerusalem following His second coming. Some people in the 3rd and 4th centuries actually rejected the book of Revelation because of this theory the chiliasts had given to Revelation 20.
“By the end of the fourth century, Millennialism lost out. Then A-Millennialism became dominant under the influence of St. Augustine. The Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. condemned belief in Millennialism as a superstition, and the doctrine of the Millennium was officially discarded by the church. Except for scattered fragments, we do not hear much more about it until the sixteenth century, when futurism was revived by Francisco Ribera, a (Jewish) Jesuit priest (1537-1591 A.D.), and the Italian cardinal Roberto Belarmino (1542-1621 A.D.).
“Emmanuel Lacunza, (a Jewish Spanish Basque 1731-1801 A.D.) also a Jesuit priest, built on to the other Jesuits' teachings, adding new ideas of his own in his book, 'The Coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty' published first in 1812 (after Lacunza's death) in Spanish and then translated into English by Rev. Edward Irving and published in London in 1827.
“This book also had the first hint of a two-stage second coming of Christ separated by a stated period of time of an intervening period of judgments, with 45 days between the Rapture (This is Margaret Macdonald's handwritten account of her 1830 Pre-Trib revelation, as included in Robert Norton's "Memoirs of James & George Macdonald, of Port-Glasgow" (1840), pp. 171-176.
“The Italicized portions represent her account as it appears in shorter form in Norton's "The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets; In the Catholic Apostolic Church" (1861), pp. 15-18. This was the so-called vision, or dream that the Rev. Edward Irving and John Nelson Darby of the Plymouth Brethren, and Cyrus I. Scofield with his bible was used to forward the false Rapture Theory which has taken such a hold in Christendom today. There were others such as Emmanuel Lacunza who also brought forward the Rapture Theory. But it was this vision or dream, and Irving which really set the thing in motion.
"It was first the awful state of the land that was pressed upon me. (At the end of this first sentence Norton adds a footnote which is explained at the bottom of p. 171: 'I think I ought not to omit stating that in the course of the memorable evening of which the above paper is a very incomplete outline, one individual was expressly mentioned by name as the future desolator of this land, who at the time (nine years ago) was not at all pre-eminent as the leader of infidelity, but who has since so notoriously and awfully become so - Mr. Owen.'
“The Owen referred to was Robert Owen (1771-1858), described by Fredrich Engels in his 'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific,' (1880) as one of the leading socialists of the early nineteenth century. A lengthy article on the editorial page of the January 10, 1973, Kansas City Star entitled 'Tracing the History of Communes' says Owen established a number of communities that were Communistic in nature.
“He set up communes in Ireland and Britain; his best-known commune, however, was his American community at New Harmony, Indiana. Margaret, on the same evening she had her pre-trib revelation, mentioned Owen as the future desolator, or Antichrist). I saw the blindness and infatuation of the people to very great. I felt the cry of Liberty just to be the hiss of the serpent, to drown them in perdition.
“It was just 'no God.' I repeated the words, Now there is distress of nations, with perplexity, the seas and the waves roaring, men's hearts failing them for fear - now look out for the sign of the Son of man. Here I was made to stop and cry out, O it is not known what the sign of the Son of man is; the people of God think they are waiting, but they know not what it is.
“I felt this need to be revealed, and that there was great darkness and error about it; but suddenly what it was burst upon me with a glorious light. I saw it was just the Lord himself descending from heaven with a shout, just the glorified man, even Jesus; but that all must, as Stephen was, be filled with the Holy Ghost, that they might look up, and see the brightness of the Father's glory.
“I saw the error to be, that men think that it will be something seen by the natural eye; but 'tis spiritual discernment that is needed, the eye of God in his people.
“Many passages were revealed, in a light in which I had not before seen them. I repeated, 'Now is the kingdom of Heaven like unto ten virgins, who went forth to meet the Bridegroom, five wise and five foolish; they that were foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them; but they that were wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.' 'But be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is; and be not drunk with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.'
“This was the oil the wise virgins took in their vessels - this is the light to be kept burning - the light of God - that we may discern that which cometh not with observation to the natural eye. Only those who have the light of God within them will see the sign of his appearance.
“No need to follow them who say, see here, or see there, for his day shall be as the lightning to those in whom the living Christ is. 'Tis Christ in us that will lift us up, he is the light, 'tis only those that are alive in him that will be caught up to meet him in the air. I saw that we must be in the Spirit when he saw a throne set in Heaven.
“But I saw that the glory of the ministration of the Spirit had not been known. I repeated frequently, but the spiritual temple must and shall be reared, and the fullness of Christ be poured into his body, and then shall we be caught up to meet him.
“Oh none will be counted worthy of this calling but his body, which is the church, and which must be a candlestick all of gold. I often said, Oh glorious inbreaking of God which is now about to burst on this earth; Oh the glorious temple which is now about to be reared, the bride adorned for her husband; and Oh what a holy, holy bride she must be, to be prepared for such a glorious bridegroom.
“I said, Now shall the people of God have to do with realities - now shall the glorious mystery of God in our nature be known - now shall it be known what it is for man to be glorified. I felt that the revelation of Jesus Christ had yet to be opened up - it is not knowledge about God that it contains, but it is an entering into God - I saw that there was a glorious breaking in of God to be. I felt as Elijah, surrounded with chariots of fire.
“I saw as it were, the spiritual temple reared, and the Head Stone brought forth with shoutings of grace grace, unto it. It was a glorious light above the brightness of the sun, that shone round about me. I felt that those who were filled with the Spirit could see spiritual things, and feel walking in the midst of them, while those who had not the Spirit could see nothing - so that two shall be in one bed, the one taken and the other left, because the one has the light of God within while the other cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven.
“I saw the people of God in an awfully dangerous situation, surrounded by nets and entanglements, about to be tried, and many about to be deceived and fall. Now will THE WICKED be revealed, with all power and signs and lying wonders, so that if it were possible the very elect will be deceived. This is the fiery trial which is to try us.
“It will be for the purging and purifying of the real members of the body of Jesus; but Oh it will be a fiery trial. Every soul shall be shaken to the very center. The enemy will try to shake in every thing we have believed - but the trial of real faith will be found to honor and praise and glory. Nothing but what is of God will stand.
“The stony-ground hearers will be made manifest - the love of many will wax cold. I frequently said that night, and often since, now shall the awful sight of a false Christ be seen on this earth, and nothing but the living Christ in us can detect this awful attempt of the enemy to deceive - for it is with all deceivableness of unrighteousness he will work - he will have a counterpart for every part of God's truth, and an imitation for every work of the Spirit. The Spirit must and will be poured out on the church, that she may be purified and filled with God - and just in proportion as the Spirit of God works, so will he - when our Lord anoints men with power, so will he.
“This is particularly the nature of the trial, through which those are to pass who will be counted worthy to stand before the Son of man. There will be outward trial too, but 'tis principally temptation. It is brought on by the outpouring of the Spirit, and will just increase in proportion as the Spirit is poured out.
“The trial of the Church is from Antichrist. It is by being filled with the Spirit that we shall be kept. I frequently said, Oh be filled with the Spirit - have the light of God in you, that you may detect Satan - be full of eyes within - be clay in the hands of the potter - submit to be filled, filled with God. This will build the temple.
“It is not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord. This will fit us to enter into the marriage supper of the Lamb. I saw it to be the will of God that all should be filled. But what hindered the real life of God from being received by his people, was their turning from Jesus, who is the way to the Father.
“They were not entering in by the door. For he is faithful who hath said, by me if any man enter in he shall find pasture. They were passing the cross, through which every drop of the Spirit of God flows to us. All power that comes not through the blood of Christ is not of God. When I say, they are looking from the cross, I feel that there is much in it - they turn from the blood of the Lamb, by which we overcome, and in which our robes are washed and made white.
“There are low views of God's holiness, and a ceasing to condemn sin in the flesh, and a looking from him who humbled himself, and made himself of no reputation. Oh! it is needed, much needed at present, a leading back to the cross. I saw that night, and often since, that there will be an outpouring of the Spirit on the body, such as has not been, a baptism of fire, that all the dross may be put away. Oh there must and will be such an indwelling of the living God as has not been - the servants of God sealed in their foreheads - great conformity to Jesus - his holy holy image seen in his people - just the bride made comely, by his comeliness put upon her.
“This is what we are at present made to pray much for, that speedily we may all be made ready to meet our Lord in the air - and it will be. Jesus wants his bride. His desire is toward us. He that shall come, will come, and will not tarry. Amen and Amen. Even so come Lord Jesus.") and the descent of Christ to the earth for the judgements on the earth to take place." (The Millennium, John L. Bray, p. 57)
Charles Hodge, D.D. discusses this Jewish doctrine:
"It [pre-millennialism] is a JEWISH DOCTRINE. The principles adopted by its advocates in the interpretation of prophecy, are the same as those adopted by the Jews at the time of Christ; and they have led substantially to the same conclusions.
“The Jews expected that when the Messiah came He would establish a glorious earthly kingdom at Jerusalem; that those who had died in the faith should be raised from the dead to share in the blessings of the Messiah's reign; that all nations and peoples on the face of the whole earth should be subject to them (Here one can clearly see the interjection of both truth and false doctrine, which the way with all Jewish false doctrines.
“A small portion of truth mixed with much falsehood, which causes many to believe in the false preaching. Thus changing Christ's teachings into falsehoods); and that any nation that did not save them should be destroyed. All the riches and honors of the world were to be at their disposal. The event disappointed these expectations; and the principles of prophetic interpretation on which those expectations were founded were proved to be incorrect." (Charles Hodge, D.D., Systematic Theology, Vol. 3, p. 862)
William E. Cox stated:
"The phenomenon of the wide influence of (The Jewish) Scofield is heightened when one discovers that his teachings were taken almost in toto from John Nelson Darby. Darby was the outstanding leader among the Plymouth Brethren about 1830, and his 'rediscovered truths' differed radically from the cardinal teachings of historic Christianity as held by the church fathers and Reformers." (William E. Cox, An Examination of Dispensationalism, p. 56, 1963. In a discussion on Scofield and his book)
What were these "rediscovered truths" that Darby was popularizing?
"Mr. John Darby... developed the concept of Dispensationalist Pre-millennialism. This theory promotes the idea that the Jewish people must return to their homeland before the second advent of Christ can occur. Darby then married the dispensationalist theory with the singular antichrist and rapture theories by stating that there would be the judging of all nations as well as the Jews during a great and terrible tribulation for three and one-half years.
“During this time, according to him, there would be 144,000 Jews who would be converted to Christianity and then, after the tribulation, those Christians who were 'raptured' before the tribulation took place would return to earth and then Jesus and the 144,000 Jews would rule all the nations for the millennium." (Pastor Earl Jones, The Christian Crusade for Truth Newsletter, March-April, 1989, p. 6)
“Scofield's reference Bible has been credited for popularizing this Jewish concept into Christian Doctrine. Nord Davis states: "You will learn how he defrauded his mother-in-law out of her life savings. How he was convicted of forgery and, in another case, was sent off to prison...he openly carried on with other women, abandoned his wife and family, and never sent them a dime of upport. When his wife finally divorced him, he married the woman with whom he was living. All the time he was writing the now infamous otes to the Scofield reference Bible.
“As a 'Christian' he was a disgrace. As a man he lacked ordinary chivalry of a gentleman. He called himself 'Dr.' yet he never went to any college which could convey that degree. His life as a minister makes the recent escapades of ome modern ministers pales into insignificance. HIS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE REFERENCE BIBLE CAME FROM ZIONIST AND CONSPIRATORIAL GROUPS OUT OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. CHIEFLY KNOWN AS THE SECRET SIX..." (Nord Davis, Cyrus I. Scofield: The Pope of Prophecy Perversion)
“For a more detailed study on C.I. Scofield we recommend the book, "The Incredible Scofield and His Book," by Joseph M. Canfield. So what did Scofield teach in his reference notes? Quoting from page 1227, note 6: "Upon His return, the King will restore the Davidic monarchy in His own person, regather dispersed Israel, establish His power over all the earth, and reign one thousand years.
“The dispensation of the kingdom begins with the return of Christ to the earth, runs through the 'thousand years' of His earth-rule, and ends when he has delivered up the kingdom to the Father...
“The gospel of the kingdom. This is the good news that God purposes to set up on the earth, in fulfillment of the Davidic covenant, a kingdom, political, spiritual, Israelitish (i.e. Jewish), universal, over which God's son, David's heir, shall be king, and which shall be for one thousand years, the manifestation of the righteousness of God in human affairs...
“Two resurrections are yet future, which are inclusive of 'all that are in the graves.' These are distinguished as 'of life' and 'of judgment.' They are separated by a period of one thousand years." (Scofield Bible, pp. 1227, note 6; 1228, note 4; 1341, note 1; 1343)
ll these ideas are pulled out of context from other places in Scripture and cut and pasted together into the theology called "dispensationalism" to promote a Jewish doctrine that put the reality of Christ's victory and the power of His New Covenant into the future!
The end result is an expectation for Christ to come again a second time, which would be in violation of God's Word, and would bring about His judgment, just as Moses did when he struck the rock the second time. Today this theology is popularly known as "Judeo-Christianity" and for good reason because it is first and foremost Jewish in origin, character, and reality.
Pastor V.S. Herrell summed it up:
"To this day, the Jews continue to teach their Christ-hatred from their Talmud, to teach their children that Jesus Christ was an impostor and not the Son of God and not the true Christ. So the Jews began to teach the doctrine that Christ was yet to come and they began to tell the Christians that when Christ was to come to set up the materialistic, futuristic, plutocratic kingdom they claimed they, the Jews, were all going to repent and because they are such special God-chosen people, even though Christ described them as being living, breathing devils of their father the devil, they were all going to get to reign with Christ over the white goyim from Jerusalem for a full thousand years.
“Moreover, their Talmudic, Zionistic materialism of their real bible the Talmud, which they hold to have more authority than the Pentateuch as it is supposedly based upon the traditions of the elders which is yet another Jewish lie, and teaches the Jew that all that he can victimize and steal from the stupid goyim in this life will once again be his in the millennium when he is resurrected or reincarnated in his Jewish world order. They are also taught to never tell the stupid goyim as to what they really believe of think.") It will be acknowledged and anointed by God, just as He sanctified the tabernacle and the temple built by Solomon."
Did we not state earlier that the cardinal error of Judeo-Christian teachers is that they dethrone Christ and enthrone and apostate religion? This well known Bible Judeo-Christian teacher, like so many others, has merely regurgitated the ideas of certain "scholars" who warped the Scriptures in order to follow the chillastic strategists. We pray that these people will re-examine their claims, repent and change their actions.
As for the treaty with "Israel" which anti-Christ is supposed to break three and one-half years into the "great tribulation," the figure "three and one-half" comes from literitalizing the word "midst" in verse 27, i.e., from their equating this "midst" with three and one-half, the mid point of seven years. They also equate this with "time, times, and half a time" and with "1260 days" and with "42 months" elsewhere in Scripture.
But the word "midst" in Daniel 9:26 and 27 does not mean exactly three and one-half years. In fact, the whole idea of "70 weeks of years," i.e., that the seventy sevens of Daniel 9 equal 490 years, doesn't come from the best scholarship. The best scholarship says that the literal language is "sevens seventy" and is an intentionally indefinite designation of a period of time.
This is akin to the teaching of Jesus about forgiveness. We are to forgive seventy times seven, or just keep on forgiving. We wonder that the Judeo-Christian teachers don't have us keep a log of our acts of forgiveness so we can know when we are finished with the numbers.
When we view Daniel's prophecy in this light, i.e., that "sevens seventy" was never intended to add up to 490 years, and that the 490 years were not divided into seven year parts, we can readily see that the end of the prophecy occurred in A.D. 70. If you do not perceive this clearly, we suggest that you go back and study it again and read the Scriptures very carefully, and if possible use a Strong's or Young's Concordance to help you.
Refinements of the chiliastic (millennial) doctrine first formulated by Talmudists didn't appreciably occur until the early 1800s when a segment of the Christian community began to talk about a secret rapture. This was convenient for the chiliasts (or were they the brains behind it?) because it allowed them to incorporate this new idea with their own projections of Old Testament prophecies.
Thus, we now have the (finalized?) teachings of the Judeo-Christian teachers prophecy people, a future secret rapture of Christians, then seven years of great tribulation, then the millennium. The whole doctrine gets rid of the Christians on earth, puts the Jews back into prominence, and saves all of "Israel."
We are ready to acknowledge the brilliance of their thinking, albeit an anti-Christ ploy. Why do we say it's an anti-Christ method of operation? Don't these people acknowledge Christ as Messiah and position Him as king during the millennium? The answer lies in several parts.
First, those who ignorantly teach these errors are not consciously part of the anti-Christ effort. Secondly, those who are well trained and teach these errors fall into two categories: (1) One containing those who honestly believe the doctrine but whose reasoning processes have failed, and (2) The other containing those who are loyal to the Jews and consciously promote their causes.
There's another group of hard core strategists who are using the chiliastic doctrine in order in order to neutralize as many Christians as possible. This has worked very well, because Christians in the United States have tacitly approved the billions and billions of dollars that have gone into the making of, and the preservation of, the political state of "Israel" in the Middle East.
While on the one hand Christians decry their taxes being used for anti-Christian or anti-First Amendment causes (abortion, evolutionism, parochial school bussing, etc.), they have never to our knowledge opposed the billions given to the religious-political foreign country whose government denies the free exercise of evangelical Christianity within its borders. Christians who proselytize in that Jewish State are subject to criminal prosecution.
It is our considered opinion that if the hard core strategists succeed in their quest for world dominion, they will drop all pretenses of belief in, or allowing of, the idea of a millennial kingdom. They are simply keeping quiet about it for now because it is to their advantage to have Christians pave the way for them. In the meantime, millions of Christians are doing just exactly that.
The Rapture Theory is probably best described by the C.I. Scofield Bible and is as follows:
1). At any time there may take place the "Rapture," the sudden noiseless, and invisible removal from the world of all true Christians, to meet the Lord in the air. Simultaneously will take place the resurrection of all the redeemed who shall have died by that time, of all the past ages.
2). Although there is not a single true believer left in the world, this event will have such a remarkable effect that many hitherto unbelieving, or only nominal Christians, will turn to the Lord. These form the group called "the tribulation saints." They will begin to preach "the gospel of the kingdom," which is not the old gospel of the grace of God unto salvation, but an announcement of the imminence of the "kingdom," i.e., the earthly rule of Christ. It is thus not a continuation of the Christian message, but a resumption of the preaching of John the Baptist.
3). Immediately now appears the "Beast" of Revelation, the antichrist, who will bear rule both in church and state, throughout the world.
4). At about this time, also, will take place the regathering of Israel, including the Ten Tribes, who, Dr. Scofield teaches, are still preserved somewhere as an independent unit, known to God. To these, together with those we usually call "The Jews" the land of Palestine will be restored, according to the "Palestinian Covenant."
5). With these restored Israelites and Jews the antichrist will make a "Seven-year covenant" for the re-building of the temple in Jerusalem, and the re-institution of the Levitical sacrifices.
6). In the midst of the said seven-year period, i.e., after three years and a half, the antichrist will repudiate his promise, and will demand for himself divine worship.
7). All the "tribulation saints" and many faithful "Jews" not yet Christians will refuse to render such blasphemous and idolatrous worship, and they will therefore be subject to a terrible persecution called "the great tribulation."
8). At the end of this period, all nations will come up against Jerusalem to battle, and will almost win. They will take part of the city, but a great earthquake shall cleave the mount of Olives and a remnant will flee into the cleft for safety.
9). This is the "Battle of Armageddon" frequently referred to in the Scofield notes, although only once in the Scriptures. Christ will come down at this point with a heavenly army, as in Revelation 19, and will overthrow the hostile forces.
Many Christians who have studied history for many years have often wondered where Scofield got the ideas that he had about the Book of Revelation. Well part of the answer lies in the following story about a vision that President George Washington had during the War for Independence; the story is related as follows:
This appearance of Christ will be visible to the world, and is called "The Revelation," in contrast with His coming seven years before, which is "The Rapture."
10). Now occurs the judgment of Matthew 25, that of "the sheep and the goats" which according to Scofield, is not an individual judgment, but of nations, to determine which of them shall be allowed to survive and to have part in the millennial blessings.
11). Thereupon is to follow the conversion of the remaining Jews, who then will become missionaries to the rest of the world.
12). At this time take place another resurrection, called by this school the "second stage" of the first resurrection. Now are raised to life the "tribulation saints" who were martyred by the Beast.
13). At last come the establishment of the millennial kingdom, not by persuasion but by force. Thus Christ bears rule over the Jews, who bear rule over the rest of the world.
14). During this period the temple foreseen by Ezekiel is to be built, and the sacrifices prescribed by him will be offered. The Mosaic legislation and Sermon on the Mount will be the law of the Kingdom and that period.
15). After 1,000 years of such rule, there will occur a revolt of Gog and Magog, the resurrection of the wicked, the last judgment, and the beginning of the eternal state.
We are presenting this study because of the predominant FALSE TEACHING of a pre-tribulation, fly-away rapture, Christians managing to get out off the earth before all the trouble breaks loose on planet earth.
Unfortunately, this is simply not in God's word, and if you will do a careful study along with us, we hope to be able to present from God's Word the truth about these matters and to dispel this rumor, THIS LIE, THIS DECEPTION as the Scriptures refers to it, right from God's Word.
There will be many things that we are going to trust you, given references, will study and ferret out for yourself. We will hit the high points and cover the things that are absolutely necessary, which should leave you with enough documentation from God's Word. We advise you again, don't listen to us or to any other man. Trust God's Word and it alone, for in these end times it is the only ark that will bring you through. it is the ark of the end times: God's Word.
We are, with this study, attempting to help you put on the whole armour of God:
"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:11-17)
Greek #746. arche, ar-khay'; from 756; (prop. abstr.) a commencement, or (concr.) Chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank):-beginning, corner, (at, the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.
Greek #756. archomat. ar'-khom-ahee; mid. of 757 (through the impl. of precedence); to commence (in order of time):-(rehearse from the) begin (-ning).
Greek #757. apXwarcho, ar'kho; a prim. verb; to be first (in political rank or power):-reign (rule) over.
We can see clearly with this, that the verse is speaking of the leaders of the people. Such as our President, Congress members and etc. Let's lay a little more ground work, and start in 1 Corinthians 15, and touch on those very scriptures that the Judeo-Christian teachers love to use to teach you to fly away, only we are going to take the time, because they don't bother, and have been blinded by Almighty God so that they can't rightly divide the word, according to the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.
We are going to do so, so that you might come out of this false teaching of a fly-away rapture before it is too late. We hope to challenge your thinking. Go right ahead and check out what we say, don't take our word for it.
It would, as we have said time and again, if you have a King James Bible and a Strong's Concordance. With these two tools you will be able to study even back to the original meanings and translations from the original Hebrew and Greek, as they were in the manuscripts.
We are going to pick up with verse 35, specifically because we want to address and nail down the subject that Paul was talking about. Remember, you always want to keep track of the subject and the object, otherwise you are taking the Scriptures out of context.
"But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?" (1 Corinthians 15:35)
Paul, here, is establishing the question, the subject that is being discussed: the dead and how they are raised up. Now this does not indicate the dead in Christ or the dead who died without Christ.
There is no mention there of the fact of whether or not they have been saved, or that they have died in Christ. Simply, they want to know how the dead are raised up. That is the subject.
"Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die." (1 Corinthians 15:36)
In other words, like in agriculture, the seed must fall into the ground and die before it can be reborn, or born anew. (Which proves that this Born Again Christian is a false teaching of the anti-Christs). Likewise it shall also be with the flesh, that is what Paul is alluding to. Again, the subject is how are the dead raised up?
"And that which thou sowest, THOU SOWEST NOT THAT BODY THAT SHALL BE, but bare again, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the festival is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. SO ALSO IS THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." (1 Corinthians 15:37-44)
Now, why start here with a discussion that is revolving around the false teaching of a pre-tribulation flying away? Well, because number one, you have to determine what becomes of the flesh, and at what time one takes on his spiritual body. So like Paul, we want to lay a good firm foundation upon which to base this study.
"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." (1 Corinthians 15:45-49)
There is going to be an interesting fact that comes out of this, that again falls right in line with the things that these false Judeo-Christian teachers and false prophets would teach you concerning flying away before all the trouble begins. These are very important verses, remember these!
"Now this I say, brethren, THAT FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD; NEITHER DOTH CORRUPTION INHERIT INCORRUPTION." (1 Corinthians 15:50)
One of the first things these Judeo-Christian false teachers will tell you is that the millennium is for the Jews, the so-called Jews, for the rebuilding of the temple, that this is their time, these thousand years.
This is utter nonsense, because there will be no flesh in the millennium: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. That is what the word says. We don't know why they say what they do. You see, Revelation 11:15 will make mention of the fact that at the seventh trump, the farthest trump out, the last trump, that the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ.
"And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 11:15)
You see, it is at that time that Jesus the Christ, Yeshua Messiah returns; and it is at that time we are changed, as we will find out as we go through God's Word.
Keep in mind 1 Corinthians 15:50: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
"Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed." (1 Corinthians 15:51)
Check out the word "all." Realize this is not talking about saved people only, those who believe in Christ, Repented, been Baptized and have received Him as their personal Lord and Savior, but rather all, meaning all inclusive, every one.
Greek 3956. pas, pas; includ. all the forms of declension; appear. a prim. word; all, any, every, the whole:-all (manner of, means), alway (-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no (-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole whosoever.
Again, we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. So what did Paul just say? He is showing us a secret: At the time that Jesus returns, not all of us will have fallen asleed (died), but we shall all be changed. Not just those who name the name of Christ, but all souls. All the souls that God has created that have come through this earth age shall be changed.
Now this next verse is one of the favorite phrases that goes along with 1 & 2 Thessalonians, that they love to use to teach you that you're going to fly away.
"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 be changed." (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Now when does this happen? At the last trump. Not the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth trump, but the last trump, the farthest trump out. Again, see Revelation 11:13.
If you can read the book of Revelation, you will find that the seventh trump is that last trump, the farthest trump out. Reading and understanding the book of Revelation is something the Judeo-Christian false teachers and prophets of today cannot do.
They cannot reveal the simple straight forward truths that are in it, but rather have to imagine all kinds of things to pass along to you that are simply not in God's word.
"He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart..." (John 13:40; See also Romans 11:7; 2 Corinthians 3:14; 4:4)
Check out what the last trump means in the Greek.
Greek 2078. eschatos, es'-khat-os; a superi. prob. from Grk 2182 (in the sense of contiguity); farthest, final (of place or time):-ends of, last, latter end, lowest, uttermost.
It is 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 BE CHANGED. We being those who are alive at the time of His coming.
"For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this moral must put on immortality." (1 Corinthians 15:53)
This corruptible, or flesh body, must put on incorruptible, or spiritual body, and this mortal must put on immortality. Now what does mortal mean? Mortal from the Greek means liable or able to die.
Greek 2349. thnetos, thnay-tos'; from Grk 2348, liable to die:-mortal (-ity).
So what is Paul saying? He is saying at that time, at the last trump, the seventh trump, the flesh, or corruptible body must be put aside and the incorruptible, or the spiritual body taken on, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Now what is he saying? He is saying that no flesh will enter the kingdom of God, which will be present with man on earth, (Revelation 11:15) at the time Jesus Christ has actually returned, the flesh shall be changed to spiritual bodies, and the mortal, meaning liable or able to die, must put on immortality.
There will be two classifications of people in the millennium, none of which will be flesh. All will be spiritual bodies, but there will be those that have mortal souls, that is, liable to die, and there will be those that have immortal souls, not liable to die. Why? Do you recall in the book of Revelation where you read:
"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years." (Revelation 20:6)
It is obvious then that if the second death hath power over some, they are still mortal. Though they have a spiritual body, their souls are still liable to die. After all, what did God say?
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)
It is the Father who is able to destroy both body and soul. He ultimately will cast those who fall short, who rebel, who do not receive the salvation He has provided, into the lake of fire after they have been judged according to their works at the end of the millennium.
During the millennium they will be taught that unfortunately will have to be another lecture for another time. But just as a hint, read Ezekiel 44. It will tell you about what will be going on during the millennium, who will do the teaching, and who will do the learning.
A quick recap of what have just covered: It is very important, you must get this. 1 Corinthians 15:50, FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. There will be no flesh in the millennium. 1 Corinthian 15:51, behold, I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep, not all of us will die; but we shall all be changed. Everyone will receive a spiritual body, and lay aside the flesh, (1 Corinthian 15:52) in a moment, in the twinkling of the eye, at the last trump, not at the beginning of the tribulation, not during the middle of the tribulation, but at the last trump, we shall be changed. Now one would think that is plain enough for anyone to see.
How there can be so many people out there who would deceive God's children, who would deceive you into thinking that you are going to fly away and escape that which comes upon this earth in this end generation.
Nonetheless it is a very prevalent teaching. It is one of the biggest deceptions of today! Well, they are going to fly out of here alright, but it isn't going to be to Jesus; it is going to be to anti-Christ, instead of Jesus. Check it out in the Greek, anti-Christ means instead of Christ, for he is first to come, and not Jesus, as we shall learn as we continue on.
Greek 500. antichristos, an-tee'-khris-tos; from 473 and 5547; an opponent of the Messiah:-antichrist.
Greek 473. anti, an-tee'; a prim. particle; opposite, i.e. instead or because of (rarely in addition to):-for, in the room of. Often used in composition to denote contrast, requital, substitution, correspondence, etc.
Let's go now to 1 Thessalonians 4, and pick up another of their favorite teachings and find out what God really has to say. Again, do not take our word or any man's word for these things, check them out for yourself. Prove us wrong if you can.
"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." (1 Thessalonians 4:13)
Remember to always pin down the subject and the object. Always know what is being talked about. The object established in verse 13 is concerning them that are asleep (dead).
Greek 2837. Koiman, koy-mah'-o; from Grk. 2748; to put to sleep, i.e. (pass. or refled.) to slumber, fig. to decease:-(be a-, fall a-, fall on) sleep, be dead.
In other words, people who have died. Paul does not want us to be ignorant about those who have died.
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
Now don't read over this. Here, Paul is being more specific. Those that have died in Christ, God WILL BRING WITH HIM. Why? Because they are already with Him. When the body dies and the silver cord parts, THE SPIRIT OR INTELLECT OF YOUR SOUL DEPARTS, AND RETURNS TO HIM WHO MADE IT.
"Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT." (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7)
This is why God bring them with Him. They are already with Him. They are not conscious as the Scriptures attest, but their SPIRIT is with Him.
"For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead (those who are asleep) in Christ shall rise first." (1 Thessalonians 4:15-16)
Greek 743. archaggelos, ar-khang'-el-os; from 757 and 32; a chief angel:-archangel.
With what trump? With the last trump, the seventh trump, as it is referred to in 1 Corinthians 15:52 and Revelation 11:15.
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
This is what they love to refer to as the rapture. Now remember, the word "rapture" is not in God's word, you won't find it. What God's word says is we that are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (those who have died and their spirit has gone on to be with the Father) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
This is what the false Judeo-Christian teachers and prophets base the rapture theory on: That we are caught up in the air, some kind of secret taking away.
This is not what is being said. What does being "caught up in the air? mean in the Greek?" It means caught up in the breath of life; that changing talked about in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall all be changed. When the corruptible shall put on incorruption.
Greek 109. aer, ah-ayr'; from semi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy to blow); "air" (as naturally circumambient):-air. Compare Greek 5594 (psucho).
"Wherefore comfort one another with these words." (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
Now let's go to Matthew 24, to the heavy stuff that these false Judeo-Christian teachers like to get involved in, when they try to teach (deceive) you about how you're going to get out of here before all the trouble begins. The problem is they don't rightly divide the word.
"He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart..." (John 12:40)
They can't even tell you that there are two tribulations in the end time. The tribulation of anti-Christ, which comes first as we are learning, and the second tribulation that comes at the very end, which is God's tribulation: And it will not fall on those who have trusted in Him, but only on those who have been deceived.
Don't you be one of those that are deceived, although the majority will be.
"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, and the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (confessing that Christ is the Messiah, but their purpose in doing so is to deceive those who are listening); and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." (Matthew 24:3-7)
Do you know what the famine of the end time is? We are told in Amos 8:11 what the famine of the end time is:
"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." (Amos 8:11)
So, we see, that the famine of the end time, for hearing the word of God, so what is the pestilence? The pestilence is destroying words or speech. Let's look at Ezekiel 7:15:
"The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him."
Hebrew 1698. deber, deh'-ber, from Heb. 1696 (dabar) (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence:-murrain, pestilence, plague.
Hebrew 1696. dabar, daw-bar'; a primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue:-answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter, X well, X work.
So the pestilence is destroying words and the famine is for hearing the true word of God. People are hungry today because their Judeo-Christian teachers and false prophets do not feed them, they do not teach them the deep things, the meat from God's word.
They just teach salvation and baptism, salvation and baptism, love, love, love until it is sickening and people spew it out of their mouth, as they would gall, to a room full of believers; but they don't feed the sheep, they just keep them on milk, and never get to the meat.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds (Judeo-Christian teachers) of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed (Kill real Israel Christians, as the government is doing today, whenever it can): but YE FEED NOT THE FLOCK (sheep). The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they are scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field (The Judeo-Christian teachers did not teach God's Israel people not to mix with the black race, and so they did and therefore were lost and scattered), when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains (nations), and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds (Judeo-Christian teachers), hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves AND FED NOT MY FLOCK." (Ezekiel 34:2-8)
Now let's continue in Matthew.
"All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:8)
Sorrows in the Greek, meaning birth pangs. The birth of a new age.
Greek 5604. odin, o-deen'; akin to Grk 3601; a pang or throe, esp. of childbirth:-pain, sorrow, travail.
"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended (caused to stumble, are enticed to sin), and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another." (Matthew 24:9-10)
Greek 4624. skandaizo, skan-dal-id'-zo; ("scandalize"); from Grk 4625; to entrap, i.e. trip up (fig. stumble [trans.] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):-(make to) offend.)
"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." (Matthew 24:11)
Deception is the danger in the end days. Not war, not nuclear arms, but deception; Satan's deception, carried out by the Kenites (Pharisees). "And because iniquity shall abound (lawlessness), the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12)
Greek 459. anomos, an'-om-os; from I (as a neg. particle) and 3551; lawless, i.e. (neg.) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by impl. a Gentile), or (pos.) wicked:-without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked.
What does the love wax cold from? From the love of God's Word.
"Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." (Revelation 2:4)
God's word, the eternal word, is your first love. It is Christ in printed form.
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
It is Him speaking to you; and you have left that first love and gone after the traditions of men, the teachings of the Jewish Rabbis dressed up in Judeo-Christian clothes. Return to your first love, and get back into the word of God.
"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Matthew 24:13)
Now that is a pretty clear statement.
He that shall endure unto the end. What is the end? The seventh trump, the last trump. He that shall endure until the end, the same shall be saved. How can you be so deceived into believing you are going to be raptured out of here when the word is very clear? He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
"And this gospel of the kingdom (the true gospel, not just salvation, and baptism - and Jewish fables), shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (the abomination of the desolator, i.e. Satan, the anti-Christ), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)" (Matthew 24:14-15)
This was quoted from Daniel 9:27. Note, Jesus here made Daniel part of the New Testament, and instructed you not to just read, but to understand.
"Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house." (Matthew 24:16-17)
The housetop is where the watchmen stood gazing out over the horizon to warn of the enemies approach. Standing watch for the enemy, and crying out the warning, sounding the alarm, to all those that will hear: this is what we are doing to the very best of our ability.
"Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" (Matthew 24:18-19)
What is being said here? Jesus is not talking about women who happen to be pregnant at the time this occurs. What He is talking about, you must take to the spiritual level.
These Scriptures must be understood; you must think in the spiritual sense. So what does woe unto them that are with child mean? It means woe unto them that are impregnated with the lies of Satan, deceived. And what does to them that give suck mean?
"I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (1 Corinthians 3:2)
Those who give service to: To promote, serve, tithe, or support the work of anyone or any organization that teaches the rapture or any other doctrine that is contrary to God's word.
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." (Matthew 24:20-22)
We are told here that those days have been shortened, and in Revelation 9:1-5 we are told that the duration is five months, not seven years.
"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 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. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, BUT THAT THEY SHOULD BE TORMENTED FIVE MONTHS..." (Revelation 9:1-5)
Now back to Matthew:
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not." (Matthew 24:23)
You can read on your own Mark 13 and Luke 21 that are parallel chapters to Matthew 24, but I would like to point out the word "terrified" in Luke 21:9. Be not terrified means from the Greek.
Greek 4422. ptoeo, pto-eh'-o; probably akin to the alternate of Greek 4098 (pipto) (through the idea of causing to call) or to Greek 4072 (petomal)(THROUGH THAT OF CAUSING TO FLY AWAY); to scare:-frighten.
"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (in the Greek, it is implied emphatically that it is not possible). Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not." (Matthew 24:24-26)
Why believe it not? Because he is anti-Christ, he is the first to come; not Jesus, as many are led to believe.
"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles (in some translations the word vultures is inserted instead of eagles), be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the power of the heavens shall be shaken." (Matthew 24:27-29)
The sun, moon and stars here are representative of Jacob/Israel, Rachel and the twelve tribes of Israel.
"And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou has dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?" (Genesis 37:9-10)
Matthew 24:27-29 is believed by many to be the second advent of Jesus the Christ.
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn (mourn because they will realize they have been deceived), and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet (the seventh trump), and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (He) is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:30-34)
What generation? The generation that began at the planting of the fig tree, May 14, 1948; the day that Israel once again became a nation, the day that two fig trees were planted in Jerusalem. A generation of forty years, time of testing, trial, and probation has already come and gone. We are on God's timetable not mans.'
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." (Matthew 24:35-36)
What it says in the Greek is that you won't know that instant, but you had better know the season.
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:37) How was it in the days of Noah? Read Genesis 6. "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:38-39)
There is another flood coming as well, but it is a flood of lies poured out of the mouth of Satan, the anti-Christ and his children, at the time he makes his appearance as the desolator standing in the holy place.
"And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth." (Revelation 12:15-16)
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left." (Matthew 24:40-41)
The fly-away, pre-tribulation rapture Judeo-Christian false teachers love to use these verses to substantiate their fly-away doctrine. They deceive you by telling you that the one that is taken flies out of here and escapes the tribulation, that Jesus secretly comes while nobody in the whole world see Him, and raptures away that one in the field. BEWARE OF THESE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN FALSE TEACHERs, they are 180 degrees off the mark. They couldn't be any farther from the truth. What is the field? The field is the world, Matthew 13:28.
"Another parable put he (Christ) forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST THE TARES, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." (Matthew 13:24-30)
The world in which the gospel is to be taught. If you leave the field, you leave God's work. If you are taken, it is by anti-Christ, instead of Jesus. The one who remains in the field and continues to do God's word is the one that the Lord, when He returns, will say well-done thou good and faithful servant; because you will have endured until the end. Recall Matthew 24:13, but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Don't be one of those that are taken, because you will be harvested out of season.
"Watch therefore (a command to watch): for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this (again, with emphasis, know this), that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched (are you watching?), and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 24:42-44)
Be ready for that hour of temptation:
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." (Revelation 17:12)
In our opinion, this hour of temptation is soon to come upon the earth.
"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?" (Matthew 24:45)
Don't read over this; to give them meat in due season. Not milk, not just salvation and baptism for little lambs, but meat. Mature Christians need meat from God's word, just as a baby who has grown into adulthood must leave the milk bottle behind and begin to eat meat. Here Jesus is commanding them to give them meat in due season. This season friends, is the end time generation. Remember the famine of the end times is not for bread, Amos 8:11, but for the true word of God.
"Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing." (Matthew 24:46)
Recall Matthew 24:40, the two servants working in the field. Who here is blessed? That servant, whom his Lord when He cometh shall find him so doing: Not taken out of the field, but working, giving the meat to the children, NOT TEACHING THEM TO FLY AWAY.
"Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods." (Matthew 24:47)
Read Ezekiel 44, it documents this fact.
"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom." (Matthew 24:48-25:1)
The bridegroom is Christ. The ten virgins are all Christians, those who name the name of Christ. Don't overlook this fact.
"And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them." (Matthew 25:2-3)
The oil is God's Word.
"But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps." (Matthew 25:4)
The wise had enough of God's word. They were sealed with seven seals. They knew the truth, they knew they weren't going to fly away.
They studied God's word diligently. They made time to go back to the Hebrew and Greek and ferret out the truth as it was written in the original manuscripts, rather than to read it from the translations (transliterations) that the scribes have changed and twisted, that they might teach you falsely.
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine (keep it full of oil) before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16)
If your lamp goes out for lack of oil then you cannot obey the Father by letting your light shine.
"While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps." (Matthew 25:5-7)
To trim your lamp means to get the brightest light out of it. Also, please note that even the wise virgins, who had plenty of oil, also slumbered for a little while. But they had done enough works that their lamp had not gone out and was still shining forth.
"And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out." (Matthew 25:8)
The foolish did not have enough truth to make it. They could not be discerning for the lack of meat of God's word. They could not identify the enemy.
They couldn't see him coming, because they had listened to the traditions of men that said you're all going to fly away: So that the first time somebody shows up calling fire down from heaven, you run to him, thinking it's Jesus when in fact it is anti-Christ, instead of Christ, but is Satan himself.
"But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell (the Judeo-Christian teachers who have prostituted themselves, and have sold God's word deceitfully), and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut." (Matthew 25:9-10)
At this point it is too late. The ones who are shut out will say: But Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not cast out demons in your name? We preached the gospel around the world, we sent missionaries everywhere.
The door was shut, and they were left out. See, we are talking about Christians here, not non-Christians. Christians that are too lazy to study God's word.
"Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us." (Matthew 25:11)
This is what the majority will be saying in that day.
"But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods." (Matthew 25:12-14)
The servants here are God's elect, those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Now we are going to 2 Thessalonians 2 and cover more of the favorite scripture passages that these false Judeo-Christian teachers use to deceive you into believing a pre-tribulation, fly-away rapture.
Remember, Paul had already taught these things once in 1 Thessalonians; and now because they still were not getting these things clearly in their minds, he once again addresses the problem.
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him." (2 Thessalonians 2:1)
Here is the subject being discussed: Our gathering together to Him.
"That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or troubled, rather by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand." (2 Thessalonians 2:2)
And what do all the false Judeo-Christian preachers and teachers tell you?
That the coming of the Lord (or what they refer to as the rapture) is imminent.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
Let's look at this "son of perdition" a little closer.
"While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled." (John 17:12)
Paul relates the following: "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries (the Jews and other unbelievers): which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. FOR UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN IN THE BEHALF OF CHRIST, NOT ONLY TO BELIEVE ON HIM, BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE." (Philippians 1:28)
Here Paul is telling us not to be terrified because of the Jews and non-believers, that it has been given to us by Almighty God the ability to believe in Him, but they are not given that ability - thus they continue to be in unbelief to this day.
Greek 684. apoleia, ap-o'-li-a; from a presumed der. of 622; ruin or loss (phys., spiritual or eternal):-damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Greek 622. apollumi, ap-ol'-loo-mee; from 575 and the base of 3639; to destroy fully (reflex. to perish, or lose), lit. or fig.:- destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
Greek 575. a prim. particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; lit. or fig.):-(X here-) after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for (-th), from, in, (out) of, offr, (up-) on (-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Greek 3639. olethros, ol'-eth-ros; from a prim. ollumi (to destroy; a prol. form); ruin, i.e. death, punishment:-destruction.
The falling away first is the great apostasy. Beware: For the apostasy has already begun, it is happening now. The man of sin, the son of perdition is none other than Satan, the anti-Christ, The desolator. So what is Paul telling us here? For that day, the Lord's day, shall not come, except first there is a falling away and that the son of perdition, Satan, and his children be revealed for what they are.
"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
Satan wants to be worshipped as God, and he will deceive many. The majority in fact.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high." (Isaiah 14:12-14)
Will you be one of those that is deceived?
"Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholden (restrains) that he (Satan) might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (restrains) will let, until he be taken out of the way." (2 Thessalonians 2:5-7)
Who is"he" that is taken out of the way? The he is Michael:
"And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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." (Revelation 12:7-9)
Let's take a little closer look at this "heaven" being spoken of here.
Greek 3772. ouranos, oo-ran-os'; perh. from the same as 3735 (thought the idea of elevation); the sky; by extens. heaven (as abode of God); by impl. happiness, power, eternity; spec. the Gospel (Christianity):-air, heaven ([-ly]), sky.
Greek 3735. aposoros, or'-os; prob. from an obsol. opworo (to rise or "rear"; perh. akin to 142; comp. 3733); a mountain (as lifting itself above the plain):-hill, mount (-ain).
Here we can see that Satan is going to be cast out of, or off of, a mountain. However, we know from a study of the scriptures that the word mountain actually means a nation. Therefore, Satan will be cast out of the nation or Kingdom of God here on earth. Example, he will be cast out of the United States into another part of the earth.
"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming." (2 Thessalonians 2:8)
The spirit of His mouth is the sword of the Lord, the truth, the Word of God.
"And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1:16)
"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:16-17)
"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteiousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a lie (is there any doubt in your mind that our people have been deceived?)." (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)
Where is the only truth, the only infallible source? This living word, this living letter that your Father has left for you. People today just will not study God's word.
They sit in churches and listen to men's words, stories, and traditions of men, instead of the only infallible source. And for this cause, because they will not study God's word, God shall/has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. God is not talking about unbelievers here, He is talking about Christians.
"A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and MY PEOPLE (Christians) love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" (Jeremiah 5:30-31)
Let's go to the book of Revelation now, and take a couple of verses that those who teach you to fly away love to use as pointing to that time.
"After this I (John) looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me, which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." (Revelation 4:1)
The false Judeo-Christian teachers, those that would teach you to fly away, come to the phrase come up hither, and they are all flying away. Unfortunately they have to manufacture that, for it is not what God is saying. Let's go back and prove this out.
"I (John) was IN THE SPIRIT on the Lord's day (the day of His return), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet (the seventh trump)." (Revelation 1:10)
What is he saying here? God is going to show him the things that transpire on the Lord's day, what leads up to it, and what results. John was in the spirit on the Lord's day. So when you get to Revelation 4:1, you realize that John is already on the Lord's day.
"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne." (Revelation 4:1-2)
You see, there is no mystery here. There is no flying away. This is at the seventh trump, the last trump, on the Lord's day. The time is fixed by Revelation 1:10, it is the Lord's day. Let's go now to Ezekiel 28 so we can get a little bit of the description of Satan himself, for he is first to come, as we have already learned in 2 Thessalonians 2.
"Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sun, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. (In the Hebrew this says I made you the finished pattern, complete)." (Ezekiel 28:12)
Who is this king of Tyrus? Prophetically, this is not a man. The word Tyrus in the Hebrew, from Tyre means rock, not our rock. (Deuteronomy 32:31)
Hebrew 6865. Tsor, tswore, or Tsowr, tsore; the same as Heb. 6864; a rock; Tsor, a place in Pat.:-Tyre, Tyrus. Hebrew 6864, tsor, tsore; from Heb 6696; a stone (as if pressed hard or to a point); (by impl. of use) a knife:-flint, sharp stone.
Hebrew 6696. tsuwr, tsoor, a prim. root; to cramp. i.e. confine (in many applications, lit. and fig., formative or hostile):- adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind (up), cast, distress, fashion, fortify, inclose, lay siege, put up in bags.
"Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created." (Ezekiel 28:13)
Notice, here, that he was created, he was not born. Also, don't read over the fact that he was in the garden of Eden. He was the serpent and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
"Thou art (wast) the anointed cherub that covereth (that covereth the mercy seat); and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stone of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence (moral violence), and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire." (Ezekiel 28:14-16)
Many times in God's word when He referst to stones He is referring to children; the children of fire. At this point in time God demoted him and cast him down.
Hebrew 68. 'eben, eh'-ben; from the root of 1129 through the mean. to build; a stone:- + carbuncle, + mason, + plumment, [chalk-, hail-, head-, sling-] stone (-ny), (divers) weight (-s).
Hebrew 1129. banah, baw-naw'; a prim. root; to build (lit. and fig.):-(begin to) build (-er), Obtain Children, make, repair, set (up), X surely.
Now back to Ezekiel.
"Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness (splendor): I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou has defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic (commerce); therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes (in the Hebrew: I will bring thee to nothing) upon the earth in the sight of all of them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou salt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more." (Ezekiel 28:17-19)
Here we are even shown how Satan and all those souls that go into the pit of fire are to be dealt with. They are turned to ashes from within, brought to an end, to nothing, destroyed forever. You see here that there is no eternal torment in hell. The souls are destroyed. Let's now look at the description of Satan given in Isaiah 14.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken (subdue) the nations!" (Isaiah 14:12)
Hebrew 2522. chalash, khaw-Iash'; a prim. root; to prostrate; by impl. To Overthrow, decay:-discomfit, waste away, weaken.
That is what Lucifer mean: Morning star. You see there are two morning stars. The true morning star, Jesus; and the imitation, Satan.
"For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (Isaiah 14:13-14)
Hebrew 3556. kowkab, ko-kawb'; prob. from the same as 3522 (in the sense of rolling) or 3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); fig. A Prince:-star ([gazer]).
Hebrew 3522. Kabbown, kab-bone'; from an unused root mean. to heap up; hilly; Cabbou, a place in Pal.:-Cabbon.
Recall what we have already learned.
"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
"Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee saying, is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of the, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet." (Isaiah 14:15-19)
We are going to get back into Ezekiel 13, to find out what God has to say about those that teach His children to fly away to save their souls. We will, in fact, find out that God hates those that teach His children to fly away to save their souls. The number 13 by the way, in Biblical numerics, is the number for rebellion. Throughout this, think souls; don't worry about this flesh body that is here today and gone tomorrow.
"And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts (minds), Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets (Judeo-Christian teachers), that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets (Judeo-Christian teachers) are like the foxes (jackals) in the deserts (ruins). Ye have not gone up into the gaps (breaches), neither made up the hedge (wall; for protection), for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord." (Ezekiel 13:1-5)
Don't read over this; to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. When is the day of the Lord? At the last trump.
"They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith; and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word." (Ezekiel 13:6)
Again, don't read over this: The Lord hath not sent them, and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. In other words: To back it up, and continue teaching it. And there have been some very strong Judeo-Christian teachers for the past twenty years that have come along and certainly confirmed the false teaching of a pre-tribulation fly-away rapture.
As we continue in Ezekiel 13, we are going to find out what God Himself, not us nor any other man, but what God feels and thinks about those that teach and those that confirm the Judeo-Christian false teachings that people will fly away.
"Have ye (Judeo-Christian teachers) not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God. And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly (Hebrew #5475; secret council) of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord God. Because, even because THEY (Judeo-Christian teachers) HAVE SEDUCED MY PEOPLE Israel & Christians), SAYING, PEACE; AND THERE WAS NO PEACE; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others (the false Judeo-Christian teachers and prophets) daubed (coated) it with untempored mortar (whitewash)." (Ezekiel 13:7-10)
How simple the word really is. Because, even because they, the false Judeo-Christian teachers and false prophets have seduced my people (Christian Israel). God's children. Saying peace, when there was no peace. And what do you sit in your churches and have your Judeo-Christian teachers lead you to do? Pray for peace, pray for peace. What does God say? Peace; And there was no peace.
At what time is this speaking of? Just prior to the Lord's day: Ezekiel 13:5.
"Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower (the latter day rain: See the book of Joel); and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind (ruach in the Hebrew, meaning spirit) shall rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? Therefore thus saith the Lord God, I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it." (Ezekiel 13:11-13)
You see, God is not coming in love and peace and kindness and gentleness, He is not coming as a Lamb this time, He is coming in fury, He is jealous, and He is angry. It is written in Matthew 10:34, think not that I am come to bring peace, but a sword.
"So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God. Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them. And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye (Judeo-Christian teachers) hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?" (Ezekiel 13:14-18)
You see, it is not talking about flesh bodies, but souls; to hunt souls.
"And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?"
Pay close attention to what God is saying! He is telling you that the Judeo-Christian teachers are hunting souls, which should be saved, and destroy them: But they are trying to save the souls that should be destroyed.
"Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there HUNT THE SOULS TO MAKE THEM FLY, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, EVEN THE SOULS THAT YE (Judeo-Christian teachers) HUNT TO MAKE THEM FLY. Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 13:20-21)
To sew pillows to all armholes is a Hebrew idiom that means to sew together coverings upon all the joints of my hands, that is to say, to hide from the people the hands of God. These pillows are coverings for the purpose of concealment.
Also, to make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature means they put blindfolds upon the head, and therefore the eyes. They put a blindfold upon every stature of man from the poorest to the wealthiest and most prominent; and for what purpose? TO HUNT SOULS! TO HUNT SOULS TO MAKE THEM FLY.
That is what these false Judeo-Christian teachers and false prophets have done to God's children in promoting this rapture theory. They have concealed God's hands, put blinders upon your eyes, and deceived your soul into believing that you're going to fly out of here before all the trouble starts; and God says I HATE THOSE THAT TEACH MY CHILDREN TO FLY TO SAVE THEIR SOULS, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
"BECAUSE WITH LIES YE (Judeo-Christian teachers) HAVE MADE THE HEART OF THE RIGHTEOUS SAD, WHOM I HAVE NOT MADE SAD; AND STRENGTHENED THE HANDS OF THE WICKED, THAT HE SHOULD NOT RETURN FROM HIS WICKED WAY, BY PROMISING HIM LIFE: Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 13:22-23)
What does it say? He is going to gather His Israel people, the wheat first in some pre-tribulation rapture. No, it says that the tares will be gathered first. Do you count yourself among the tares. Do you even know who the tares are? You better know. Jesus said if you don't understand the parable of the sower, how then will you understand any of the parables as you should?
We hope you have enjoyed this lesson on the false teachings of a pre-tribulation, fly away rapture theory began in 1830. It was never taught in the church for the first 18 centuries. THE RAPTURE THEORY BEGAN WITH A JEWISH JESUIT PRIEST CALLED Lacunza alias "Rabbi Ben Ezra"
He was a jew who converted to Catholicism. The thought is that the people of that day were beginning to see the Pope as the "anti‑christ" to counteract this, the "rapture" idea was put in place...The people were taught that the rapture had to take place BEFORE the "anti‑christ" appeared...which would of course mean that the post couldn't be "it"...Then IN 1830 IN SCOTLAND BY A DELIRIOUS, DEATH BED RIDDEN WOMAN BY THE NAME OF MARGARET MACDONALD, WHO HAD A VISION; AND HER FIRST INSTINCT WAT THAT IT WAS VERY EVIL.
Various people throughout the ages kept the "rapture" fires burning. These included: Gaebelein, Phanton, Winrod, Estep, Scoffield, Oliver Greene, Oral Roberts, Billy Graham, Walvoord, Herbert Armstrong and scores of others.
Then two priests by the names of Norton and Darby came along and started teaching and preaching this vision. All this is documented and you can read about it, even Margaret MacDonald's own hand written account, in a book called "The Incredible Cover-up" by Dave McPherson.
Don't be deceived, by the Judeo-Christian teachers on the television, radio and in the pulpits of America today. Your very soul is at stake! Stop listening to these false teachers and pastors who would tell you that you are going to fly out of here. Get back into the Word of God, and that alone: It is your only protection for these end times.
We pray that this lesson has benefitted you, and that the Holy Spirit has touched your mind. Just remember what God has to say.
"Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly." (Ezekiel 13:20)