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THE TIME OF THE END


 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Jer 30:7  Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

 

Dan 12:4  "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

 

Jer 23:20  The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.

 

We are living in the most dangerous time of human history. The time is now near when God the Father will punish His chosen nation, Israel, for all the abominations they now commit. There will be a persecution and martyrdom of saints, and the gentile nations will then be punished for their wickedness. This time will see the return of God the Father and Christ to this earth, to prevent the world being destroyed. God will use the watchman of Ezekiel to warn modern day Israel of the impending disaster, and to show them how they can avoid the calamity. The two witnesses will warn the gentiles of their fate. 

 

This article will answer such questions as:

 

Who will build the temple of God? 
Who sets up the abomination of desolation? 
What is the abomination of desolation?
When does the place of safety occur?
How Godís people can be protected from the time of Jacobís trouble?
Who is the beast, who was, and is not, and yet is?

 

Jacobís trouble is not the time when all life is threatened.

 

Be prepared for some surprises, but only believe the bible.


CHAPTER 1 JACOB'S TROUBLE
CHAPTER 2 JACOB'S CAPTIVITY
CHAPTER 3 RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY
CHAPTER 4 THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH
CHAPTER 5 THE TEMPLE
CHAPTER 6 THE LITTLE HORN AND THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
CHAPTER 7 MARTYRDOM OF SAINTS
CHAPTER 8 RETURN OF GOD THE FATHER
CHAPTER 9 THE DAY OF THE LORD
 




CHAPTER 1



JACOBíS TROUBLE

 

 

The Philadelphian era of Godís church, with Mr. Armstrong the physical leader, was given the knowledge of who modern day Israel is, and the book of Ezekiel verifies it. The House of Israel; speaks the same language as the watchman.

 

Eze 3:5  For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel,

Eze 3:6  not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you.

 

God told the Israelites, during the exodus, what would happen to them if they obeyed His laws. The old covenant promised fabulous physical blessings: for physical obedience. Israel would have become the showpiece of the world; and every nation could learn of the great love and power of the great God. God the Father also made it very clear what would happen; if they disobeyed Him: Israel did not obey God, and the penalty for that disobedience, has to be paid. The sequence of events is very clear, and is possibly not too far away, because of the increase of terrorism and hate, which is increasing against the English speaking countries.

 

Lev. 26 v 1 to 13. gives an account of the blessings God would give for obedience to the covenant. The tribe of Joseph, [Ephraim and Manasseh,] were given great blessings, because of an unconditional promise made to Abraham, not because of obedience to God. The promise was passed down from Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, and then to Joseph.  Josephís sons, Ephraim and Manasseh were both promised great physical blessings. The knowledge of who Ephraim and Manasseh are was given, in part, to the Philadelphian era of Godís church.

 

Rev 3:7  "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "HE WHO HAS THE KEY OF DAVID, HE WHO OPENS AND NO ONE SHUTS, AND SHUTS AND NO ONE OPENS":

 

Isa 22:22  The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open.

 

The knowledge of whom latter day Ephraim and Manasseh are, is the key to the house of David. Ephraimís descendants are Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and parts of south Africa, and Manassehís descendants are America. It would be impossible to know where Davidís throne is, without the knowledge of where latter day Ephraim and Manasseh are.

 

1Ki 2:45  But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."

 

Jer 33:17  "For thus says the LORD: 'David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel;

 

Along with the physical blessings we were given the holy bible, which showed us how to keep the covenant that God made with us. We have, as a nation; and individually; rejected this book. The great God of the universe will reject us, and bring on all the words of the covenant, if we donít repent of our sins, and turn to God. 

 

Lam 5:21  Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old,

Lam 5:22  Unless You have utterly rejected us, And are very angry with us!

 

These blessings and this land, with its great riches, which we were given, will be taken from us: unless we turn from all our abominations, and begin to obey our Creator.  Leviticus Ch. 26 gives a very clear picture of the wave of events that will bring the English speaking Countries to their knees, and decimate them. Repentance is available until the last wave of events, when God will utterly turn His back on us. 

 

Isa 54:7  "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

Isa 54:8  With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the LORD, your Redeemer.

 

The old covenant required Israel to keep Godís statutes and Commandments.

 

Lev 26:3  'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,

 

The promises of physical riches were given to all of Israel, who readily agreed to them.

 

Exo 24:7  Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that the LORD has said we will do, and be obedient."

 

The Israelites were not able to keep the covenant, and were never given the full riches of the covenant. The individual tribes were given individual blessings. The promises made to Abraham were unconditional. These promises have been realised in Ephraim and Manasseh. [Great Britain and America.]

 

The covenant had been accepted, and the results of breaking it, still has to be paid.

 

Jer 11:8  Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but everyone followed the dictates of his evil heart; therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but which they have not done.'

 

Eze 16:59  For thus says the Lord GOD: "I will deal with you as you have done, who despised the oath by breaking the covenant.

 

The warning has to go to the English speaking Nations; but all of Israel will hear it.

 

Hos 5:9  Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I make known what is sure.

 

Isa 9:8  The Lord sent a word against Jacob, And it has fallen on Israel.

 

The waves of events, which bring the English speaking Nations down, because of their disobedience to God, are quoted clearly in Lev. 26.

 

The first wave is:

 

Lev 26:16  I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Lev 26:17  I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.

 

Terror is caused by terrorists and is already expected. Consumption is a wasting away of the body. Burning ague is acute fever. Enemies eat crops; this is an army of insects that destroy the crops. 

 

Slain before your enemies. 
This has already started with terrorist attacks. They that hate you will reign over you. Reign means tread down or crumble off. This is how terrorists attack.

 

If we do not repent after the first series of warnings: the punishment will increase sevenfold.

 

Lev 26:18  'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

Lev 26:19  I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

Lev 26:20  And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

 

These two verses foretell the loss of national confidence and the onset of drought.

 

Isa 9:13  For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.

Isa 9:14  Therefore the LORD will cut off head and tail from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day.

Isa 9:15  The elder and honorable, he is the head; The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

Isa 9:16  For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed.

 

The leaders and the lying prophets will die in one day.

 

If we as a nation do not turn to God at this stage, we will be punished seven times more.

 

Lev 26:21  'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.

Lev 26:22  I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.

 

Jer 5:6  Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay them, A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them; A leopard will watch over their cities. Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many; Their backslidings have increased.

 

Eze 14:15  "If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they empty it, and make it so desolate that no man may pass through because of the beasts,

 

Jer 8:17  "For behold, I will send serpents among you, Vipers which cannot be charmed, And they shall bite you," says the LORD.

 

Wild beasts will kill many.

 

The following verses show that the punishment, once again, increases sevenfold, if we do not repent.

 

Lev 26:23  'And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:24  then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:25  And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Lev 26:26  When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

 

Here we see the English speaking people are in the very throes of famine, plague and national captivity. The army that is brought by God is used to pay the penalty for the broken covenant.

 

Even at this stage of Jacobís trouble, we can still repent, and God will listen. The Great God gives us every chance to repent. It is only the final stage of Godís wrath that God turns His back on us.

 

Lev 26:28  then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:29  You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.

Lev 26:30  I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.

Lev 26:31  I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.

Lev 26:32  I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.

Lev 26:33  I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.

 

Lam 2:20  "See, O LORD, and consider! To whom have You done this? Should the women eat their offspring, The children they have cuddled? Should the priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?

 

This is the period of time when repentance is unavailable.

 

Isa 54:7  "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

Isa 54:8  With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the LORD, your Redeemer.

 

The Nations turn to cannibalism. God turns His back on us because of our refusal to turn to Him. The Nations of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and America, are utterly devastated.

 
The call to arms comes, they are ready, but Godís wrath prevents any action.

 

Eze 7:14  'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, But no one goes to battle; For My wrath is on all their multitude.

 

The above punishment need not happen, but it seems unlikely that the Nations will repent and turn to God.

 

The above scriptures show the events which will come to pass, these events make up the time known in the bible as Jacobís trouble.

 

Jer 30:7  Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

 

The first four seals of Revelation Ch. 6 also tell of the time of Jacobís trouble. The first seal is the White Horse.

 

Rev 6:1  Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see."

Rev 6:2  And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

 

The first seal is Ishmael: 


Abrahamís son.  Ishmael was an archer and fathered 12 Princes.  The rider in the first seal has a bow and a crown.

 

Gen 21:20  So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

 

Gen 17:20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

 

Ishmael was Abrahamís first son, but God rejected him, in favour of Isaac. Esau married a daughter of Ishmael, which added to the hate, which Ishmael had toward Isaac.  Ishmael was the father of the Arab Nations, today they still hate the nations descendant from Isaac.  Mainly their hatred is toward Jacob.

 

Gen 28:9  So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.

 

Isa 9:12  The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand is stretched out still.

 

Eze 25:15  'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because the Philistines dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred,"

 

Gen 49:22  "Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall.

Gen 49:23  The archers have bitterly grieved him, Shot at him and hated him.

 

Eze 16:27  "Behold, therefore, I stretched out My hand against you, diminished your allotment, and gave you up to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior.

 

The Arab Nations will join together, to cause terrorism. God calls it the old hatred, and the perpetual hatred.

 

The first seal is terrorism, brought on by those Nations, which hate modern day Jacob. These Arab Nations hate and kill in the name of religion.

 

The second seal is the red horse.

 

Rev 6:3  When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come and see."

Rev 6:4  Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

 

The second seal is a great army. 

 

Isa 10:5  "Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.

Isa 10:6  I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

 

Eze 16:28  You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied.

 

Jer 50:17  "Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones."

 

Friend and foe will be united against Jacob.

 

Eze 16:37  surely, therefore, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved, and all those you hated; I will gather them from all around against you and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.

 

The third seal is famine.

 

Rev 6:5  When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

Rev 6:6  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."

 

Lev 26:26  When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

 

The fourth seal is Godís fury on an unrepentant Jacob.

 

Rev 6:7  When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."

Rev 6:8  So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

 

The fourth seal is a combination of Godís four sore judgments. 

 

Eze 14:21  For thus says the Lord GOD: "How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence to cut off man and beast from it?

 

Lam 2:20  "See, O LORD, and consider! To whom have You done this? Should the women eat their offspring, The children they have cuddled? Should the priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lam 2:21  "Young and old lie On the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword; You have slain them in the day of Your anger, You have slaughtered and not pitied.

 

Deu 28:49  The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand,

Deu 28:50  a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young.

Deu 28:51  And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.

Deu 28:52  "They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the LORD your God has given you.

 

The time of Jacobís trouble will come on the English speaking nations, because of our wickedness, and disobedience to Godís laws and statutes. There have been many false prophets of doom over the years: all have been wrong. It is God who will decide when the warning will go out, and when the trouble will come.

 

Eze 12:22  "Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, 'The days are prolonged, and every vision fails'?

Eze 12:23  Tell them therefore, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel." But say to them, "The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision.

 

God will protect anyone who turns to Him, and obeys Him.  Psalm 91 tells how we can be protected during the time of Jacobís trouble.

 

These following events bring latter day Jacob down, because of their refusal to obey Godís covenant.

 

[1] Terrorists chipping away and killing many, disease, insects destroying crops.

 

[2] Pride of power is broken, drought, crop failure.

 

[3] Plagues, wild beasts.

 

[4] Attack and defeat from enemy, pestilence, famine.

 

[5] Combination of sword, famine, wild beasts, plague: Cause utter destruction, cannibalism, and captivity. God the Father turns away completely from Israel. Two thirds of English speaking people die, and 90% of those in captivity die. 


How sad that Israel will once again become slaves in Egypt.
All these things would not have happened if we would have obeyed our God.


Notice that Israel is taken to Egypt by ships to be sold to their enemies.

 

Deu 28:68  "And the LORD will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I said to you, 'You shall never see it again.' And there you shall be offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you."

 

 


 
 

CHAPTER 2



JACOBíS CAPTIVITY


 

One third of our nations will go into captivity.

 

Eze 5:12  One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

 

The people who go into captivity will be decimated among the countries where they are scattered.

 

Amo 5:3  For thus says the Lord GOD: "The city that goes out by a thousand Shall have a hundred left, And that which goes out by a hundred Shall have ten left to the house of Israel."

 

Eze 35:2  "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it,

Eze 35:3  and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; I will stretch out My hand against you, And make you most desolate;

Eze 35:4  I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.

Eze 35:5  "Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end,

 

The captives have no heart left, and will have a terrible time among the heathen nations. 

 

Lev 26:36  'And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.

 

God will still honour the covenant that He made with the Israelites during the time of the Exodus. The army, which God brought on Israel, has avenged the breaking of the covenant. God will ensure that some will be left of the captives and eventually He will bring them out of the heathen nations, back to Israel.

 

Lev 26:25  And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

 

The following verse shows that Israel and God the Father have walked contrary to each other.

 

Lev 26:40  'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,

Lev 26:41  and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt

Lev 26:42  then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.

 

Lam 5:20  Why do You forget us forever, And forsake us for so long a time?

Lam 5:21  Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old,

 

The prophecy in the book of Malachi will be fulfilled at the time of captivity. The word ĎFathersí should be translated ĎFatherí

 

Mal 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

Mal 4:6  And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

 

The Prophet Elijah, will turn the hearts of the Children of Israel to God the Father. Elijah will also turn Godís heart to the Israelites. [God had completely turned His back on Jacob, at the last wave of events.] 

 

Elijah also has to restore all things. The judgments, ordinances, statutes, and Commandments of God have long been forgotten. They will be restored.  This will be done by John the Baptist who has been resurrected at this time.

 

Mat 17:11  Jesus answered and said to them, "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.

 

Mat 11:12  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Mat 11:13  For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Mat 11:14  And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come.  

 

It appears that the captives are brought back to Israel in the third year of their captivity.

 

Hos 6:1  Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

Hos 6:2  After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.

 


 
 

CHAPTER 3



RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY


 

Eventually, God the Father will bring the Israelites out of captivity.
 

Isa 11:11  It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.

 

This exodus will dwarf the original exodus from Egypt. It is God the Father who leads the Israelites out of the countries.

 

Jer 23:7  "Therefore, behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that they shall no longer say, 'As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,'

Jer 23:8  but, 'As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.' And they shall dwell in their own land."

 

Before they are rescued from captivity they must learn many valuable lessons.  They must realise that their ways have been wrong.
They must repent, and turn to God.
They must realise that Jacobís trouble has been for their ultimate salvation.
This is what God had to do to them before they would see the errors of their ways. 

 

Notice the changed attitude of the Israelites when they return from captivity. 

 

Eze 14:22  Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it.

Eze 14:23  And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it," says the Lord GOD.

 

And notice again.

 

Hos 6:1  Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

 

Notice how they realised that God had to bring Jacobís trouble on them so they would change their ways.

 

Eze 6:9  Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.

Eze 6:10  And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them."

 

Now that they have a changed attitude God sets His hand to rescue them.

 

NOTICE THAT IT IS GOD THE FATHER WHO RESCUES ISRAEL.

 

Jer 16:14  "Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that it shall no more be said, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,'

Jer 16:15  but, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.' For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.

 

Notice how God says He will lead them out.

 

Jer 31:8  Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them from the ends of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child And the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there.

Jer 31:9  They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.

 

God changes the Egyptian Sea, and makes a highway for the Israelites so they can come out of captivity.  Notice there was also a highway for the ancient Israelites.

 

Isa 11:15  The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dryshod.

Isa 11:16  There will be a highway for the remnant of His people Who will be left from Assyria, As it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.

 

Notice this amazing scripture, it shows The Father going on ahead of the Israelites, and Israelís King passing before them.

 

Mic 2:12  "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.

Mic 2:13  The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head."

 

The King who shall pass before them is the resurrected King David.

 

Jer 30:9  But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.

 

Further confirmation of David the King of Israel.

 

Eze 34:23  I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

Eze 34:24  And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

 

What do you think will happen to the nations, which held the Israelites captive

 

Isa 14:1  For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob.

Isa 14:2  Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.

Isa 14:3  It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,

Isa 14:4  that you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased!

Isa 14:5  The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers;

 

Not only will they rule over their oppressors but on their way back to Jerusalem they will fight a number of battles as well.  Notice the following.

 

Isa 11:12  He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.

Isa 11:13  Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.

Isa 11:14  But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; Together they shall plunder the people of the East; They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; And the people of Ammon shall obey them.

Isa 11:15  The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dryshod.

 

When surrounding nations see what is going on with Israel, and Judah, and that they are indeed Godís people, some join themselves to Israel.

 

Isa 56:8  The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him."

 

Zec 2:11  "Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.

 

When the Israelites were taken captive, their children were taken from them.  They had no idea what would become of them. 

 

Deu 28:32  Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand.

 

Letís see what amazing things are going to happen to those children.

 

Isa 49:20  The children you will have, After you have lost the others, Will say again in your ears, 'The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.'

Isa 49:21  Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have lost my children and am desolate, A captive, and wandering to and fro? And who has brought these up? There I was, left alone; But these, where were they?' "

Isa 49:22  Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, And set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;

Isa 49:23  Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me."

 

The children of the captive Israelites will be brought back unharmed and the Kings and Queens of the oppressing nations will be their nurses.  How amazing, how God can turn things around.

 

Letís recap on what we have learned.
The Israelites and Judah had to go through Jacobís trouble to see that they had to change their ways. God turns completely away from Israel at this time.
During their captivity, Elijah turns their heart to the Father and the Fatherís heart to them.  Israel then, at long last, realise the error of their ways.
The Father and David bring the Israelites back to Jerusalem, their children are given back to them.  Those who took Israel captive, become Israelís slaves.
There is a highway for them to come back on, God changes the Egyptian River and they cross over dryshod. Surrounding people join in with the Israelites.  They fight battles on the way back.  David is their King forever, and the Father will live with them forever at His future return.

 

This is truly an amazing account.  What happens after Israel returns to Jerusalem is equally as interesting.

 
 

CHAPTER 4



THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH

 

 

This chapter will show that a resurrected King David accompanies God the Father to bring the Israelites out of captivity, back to Israel.

 

Everyone should realise that Isaiah 9 v 6 is incorrectly translated; when this is corrected, it helps to understand other verses, which relate to David.

 

Isa 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Every baptised person should know that Jesus Christ is not the Mighty God, or the Everlasting Father. 

 

Jer 32:18  You show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

 

The correct translation, which can be backed up by a concordance, is as follows

 

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and Ď the Authority Who proclaims this isí Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

We know that this is the correct translation, because Jesus Christ is not the Everlasting Father. With that in mind, letís look at some other scriptures with the same incorrect translation.

 

The following scriptures are obviously translated with a certain bias in mind, and are incorrect. The ĎLord our Righteousnessí is God the Father, He will not raise himself up

 

Jer 23:5  "Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

Jer 23:6  In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

 

A correct translation, which makes sense, and does not break scripture: would be:

 

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise David a righteous Branch, and this King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and the authority who proclaims this is, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

 

The following scripture is also wrongly translated.

 

Jer 33:15  'In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

Jer 33:16  In those days Judah will be saved, And Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the name by which she will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.'

 

A correct translation is:

 

In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow. David shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name who proclaims.  The LORD our Righteousness.

 

The following scriptures are talking about the time of Israelís coming out of captivity. The word Ďbranchí is the same Hebrew word used for David in the above quoted scriptures. Also note that the Ďbranchí is Godís servant.

 

Zec 3:8  'Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.

 

Jer 30:9  But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.

 

Eze 34:23  I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

Eze 34:24  And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

 

Notice, that when David is King over Israel: they keep Godís judgments and statutes.  Elijah has restored all things during the time of captivity. 

 

Eze 37:24  "David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.

 

Hos 3:5  Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.

 

God the Father and their King [David] lead Jacob out of captivity.

 

Mic 2:12  "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.

Mic 2:13  The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head."

 
 
 

CHAPTER 5



THE TEMPLE

 

 

It is interesting to note that David wanted to build a temple during his physical life, but God did not let him.

 

1Ki 5:3  You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side, until the LORD put his foes under the soles of his feet.

 

It was in Davidís heart to build a temple to the Lord. He will still do so. The word used for branch; is the same word used for David in Jer. 33 v 15, and Jer. 23 v 5. [correct translations shown in previous chapter] also this translation is not clear on this verse, it sounds like David is a priest, but he is not, so notice the Jewish translation of this verse for a better understanding........


Zec 6:12  Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: "Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, And He shall build the temple of the LORD;

Zec 6:13  Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the glory, And shall sit and rule on His throne; So He shall be a priest on His throne, And the counsel of peace shall be between them both." '

 

Zech 6 v 13.......Jewish Publication Society
even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and there shall be a priest before his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. 
 

King David will build Godís temple with the help of the returning Israelites.

 

Zec 6:15  Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the LORD. Then you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God."

 

The scriptures are very clear: God the Father goes with a resurrected King David to bring the captive Israelites back to Israel. David then builds the Temple of the Lord with the help of the repentant Israelites. The ĎElijah to comeí will have gone to the Israelites, prior to their return; and he will have turned their hearts to God the Father and turned Godís heart to them. Elijah will have also restored the statutes, laws and ordinances.

 

Remember God had turned away from Israel prior to the last wave of events mentioned in the covenant.

 

Lev 26:40  'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,

Lev 26:41  and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt

 

THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

 

The bottomless pit or abyss, has to be understood, to give the correct knowledge of the little horn and beast.

 

The bottomless pit has always been considered an expression of speech, rather than an actual place. This is not correct, as the following scriptures show.

 

The bottomless pit has to be opened.

 

Rev 9:1  Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

 

Smoke of a great furnace comes out of the pit. This is the lake of fire, as other scriptures will confirm.

 

Rev 9:2  And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

 

Locusts come out of the pit, which have never been seen by mankind before. They are described in Rev. Ch. 9. 

 

Rev 9:3  Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

 

These locusts, which have power to hurt mankind for five months, have a king over them.

 

Rev 9:11  And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

 

The two witnesses are eventually killed by the beast who ascends from the bottomless pit.

 

Rev 11:7  When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

 

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

Once again; the bottomless pit is opened this time by an angel, not by a fallen star.

 

Rev 20:1  Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

 

It was prophesied, that Lucifer would be cast into the pit.

 

Isa 14:12  "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

 

Isa 14:15  Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.

 

Satan is imprisoned in the pit for a thousand years.

 

Rev 20:2  He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

Rev 20:3  and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

 

The legion of demons that Jesus cast out of a man chose to go into a herd of swine, sooner than the bottomless pit. The word is translated Ďdeepí in the following verse.

 

Luk 8:31  And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

 

The beast of revelation ascends out of the pit.

 

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

Christ preached to disobedient spirits in prison. The prison for demons is the bottomless pit: this is where Satan will be bound for a thousand years.

 

1Pe 3:19  by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pe 3:20  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

 

Jud 1:6  And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;

 

The word Ďhellí is Greek Ďtartarusí and means place of restraint or deepest abyss of Hades.

 

2Pe 2:4  For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;

 

The bottomless pit is a real place, which will figure prominently, during the day of the Lord. Unknown locusts will come out of the pit, as will heavy smoke. 

 

It is a very real place, which has a King; it is a place of restraint or imprisonment of disobedient spirit beings.

 

The Lake of Fire, [Gehenna] which is the second death for human beings, is the furnace of the bottomless pit.

 

Rev 9:2  And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

 

THE LITTLE HORN

 

Watch for some surprises in this chapter. 

 

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

We have shown in our article Ďthe bottomless pití that the pit is a place of restraint for disobedient spirit beings.  When God the Father returns to avenge His temple; the little horn is slain and thrown into the lake of fire.

 

Dan 7:11  "I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.

 

Notice in Rev. 17v8 quoted above the beast ascends out of the bottomless pit and yet the original Ďlittle horní comes out of one of the four kingdoms formed by the death of Alexander the great.

 

Dan 8:9  And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.

 

The little horn claims to be God.

 

2Th 2:4  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 

The little horn of Daniel is the Prince of Tyre.

 

Eze 28:2  "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, And you say, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,' Yet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god

 

Compare with Dan. 7 v 11 quoted above.

 

Eze 28:8  They shall throw you down into the Pit, And you shall die the death of the slain In the midst of the seas.

Eze 28:9  "Will you still say before him who slays you, 'I am a god'? But you shall be a man, and not a god, In the hand of him who slays you.

Eze 28:10  You shall die the death of the uncircumcised By the hand of aliens; For I have spoken," says the Lord GOD.' "

 

Just as Jesus Christ lived and died and lived: so does the little horn. The little horn was slain, his body destroyed, and thrown into the lake of fire, by the Medes when God the Father returns to earth. When Christ returns, the little horn is thrown alive into the lake of fire. The little horn was, and is not and yet is. He goes into perdition. Notice the next scripture carefully.

 

Rev 19:20  Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

The devil is cast into the lake of fire, where the beast and false prophet are. THEY ARE DEMONS.

 

Rev 20:10  The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

 

No wonder the whole world is deceived; the little horn is alive, then dead then alive: he goes into perdition [damnation.]

 

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

Read the following scriptures carefully. The false prophet comes out of the earth [bottomless pit] just as the little horn does; and causes people to worship the first beast: WHOSE WOUND WAS HEALED.

 

THE FALSE PROPHET AND THE BEAST ARE DEMONS

 

Rev 13:11  Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

Rev 13:12  And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Rev 13:13  He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

 

Remember the little horn was slain and thrown into the fire.

 

Rev 13:14  And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

 

The following chapter gives more of his dastardly deeds.

 
 

CHAPTER 6



THE LITTLE HORN AND THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION


 

Once the temple is built; God the Father enters it.

 

Eze 44:2  And the LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.

Eze 44:3  As for the prince, because he is the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way."

Eze 44:4  Also He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD; and I fell on my face.

 

The resurrected King David is the Prince.

 

Eze 34:24  And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

 

Eze 37:25  Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.

 

An alliance of ten nations is prominent in the World, the little horn subdues three of these nations. 

 

Dan 7:7  "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.

Dan 7:8  I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

 

The little horn deceives some church members into setting up the abomination, in the temple.

 

Dan 11:30  For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. "So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

Dan 11:31  And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

Dan 11:32  Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

 

Some church members think that God canít see them when God leaves the temple. 
It is almost beyond belief, how Godís own church constantly rejects Him. These church members have been protected during the time of Jacobís trouble but they still are deceived by the little horn.

 

Eze 8:12  Then He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.' "

 

Eze 8:6  Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations."

 

This vile person makes himself to be God.

 

2Th 2:3  Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

2Th 2:4  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 

The abomination of desolation is explained in Ezek. Ch. 8. It is Easter keeping at its worst: Weeping for tammuz, sun, and idol worship etc.

 

The little horn also has it in mind to change times and laws. [times are Sabbaths and laws are Godís laws.] The little horn is the human beast, who enters the temple of God by flatteries.

 

Dan 7:25  He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.

 

Dan 8:12  Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.

 

ĎDaily sacrificeí is better, translated Ďcontinuity.í This vile person, who comes in to the temple by flatteries: takes away the Sabbath and Holy Days and Godís truth Godís sanctuary is polluted.

 

Dan 11:31  And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

 

No wonder God says that many are called but few are chosen. The people who are deceived by the little horn; are members of Godís church who have knowledge of the holy covenant. They have been protected during the time of Jacobís trouble. As soon as God leaves His temple these people are deceived into idol worship in the very temple where God entered. They will have been warned, by Godís end time servants, so they have no excuse. These people who forsake the holy covenant will go into the lake of fire.

 

Rev 21:8  But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

 

The little horn is identified as the Prince of Tyrus.

 

Eze 28:2  "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, And you say, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,' Yet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god

 

God the Father will return to avenge His temple.

 

Jer 50:28  The voice of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon Declares in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, The vengeance of His temple.

 

God the Father uses the Medes to destroy the little horn.

 

Jer 51:11  Make the arrows bright! Gather the shields! The LORD has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes. For His plan is against Babylon to destroy it, Because it is the vengeance of the LORD, The vengeance for His temple.

 

Dan 7:11  "I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.

 

Notice carefully, the human beast [the little horn] is killed and thrown into the lake of fire, which is in the bottomless pit. What happens next causes the whole world to wonder.

 

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

The little horn was in the temple of God [he was] He was killed and thrown into the lake of fire [he was not]. He then comes alive and well out of the pit [yet is]. 

 

The little horn [the human beast] is killed and thrown into the pit. A demon, claiming to be the resurrected little horn, comes out of the pit, and the whole world wonders. The demon beast continues till the return of Christ, when he is thrown alive into the pit.

 

Rev 19:20  Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

THE PLACE OF SAFETY.
 

When the abomination of desolation is set up in Godís temple; the people are told to flee.

 

Mat 24:15  "Therefore when you see the 'ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place"  (whoever reads, let him understand),

Mat 24:16  "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

 

The people who flee are not members of Godís church.  Godís faithful church members are martyred at this time. They are the Israelites, who have come back from captivity, together with the nations who joined themselves to Israel.  Just as spiritual Israel is protected from the time of Jacobís trouble so physical Israel is protected from the martyrdom of saints.

 

Ezek. Ch. 38. is about these Israelites.

 

Eze 38:8  After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.

 

Eze 38:11  You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'

Eze 38:12  to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.

 

A great army of many nations comes against the unarmed Israelites. God protects them.

 

Eze 38:14  "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?

Eze 38:15  Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.

Eze 38:16  You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes."

Eze 38:18  "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that My fury will show in My face.

Eze 38:19  For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,

 

Hos. 2 v 1 to 13 gives a short account of why Israel had to be punished. The balance of the chapter tells of the time when they repent and God takes care of them.

 

Hos 2:14  "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her.

Hos 2:15  I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

Hos 2:16  "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, "That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'

Hos 2:17  For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.

Hos 2:18  In that day I will make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, With the birds of the air, And with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, To make them lie down safely.

Hos 2:19  "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy;

Hos 2:20  I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the LORD.

Hos 2:21  "It shall come to pass in that day That I will answer," says the LORD; "I will answer the heavens, And they shall answer the earth.

Hos 2:22  The earth shall answer With grain, With new wine, And with oil; They shall answer Jezreel.

Hos 2:23  Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!' "

 

Physical Israel has to flee, to be protected from a time that is so dangerous, that all life would be destroyed, if it were not for the elect of God. 

 

Mat 24:21  For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mat 24:22  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

 

Physical Israel will never again leave God.

 
 
 

CHAPTER 7



MARTYRDOM OF SAINTS

 

 

Just as Godís church has always had false members, so it has always had genuine members who fear and obey God. These genuine members who do not forsake the holy covenant, will be persecuted and martyred during the time the temple is desecrated.

 

Dan 11:32  Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

Dan 11:33  And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.

 

Godís church, which will have been protected during the time of Jacobís trouble, will be hated and betrayed, and some will be put to death.

 

Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

 

Dan 11:35  And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

 

Dan 8:23  "And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes.

Dan 8:24  His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.

 

Jesus Christ has suffered and died that we may live. He loved us while we were still in our sins. Godís people will be prepared to suffer and die for God the Father and Jesus Christ. Godís people must also be prepared to die for the people of this world. We must love those who hate us.

 

It is because of the elect that God will not destroy this earth, along with mankind.

 

Mat 24:22  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

 

During the desecration of Godís temple there will be a false Christ, and iniquity will abound. This will be a terrible time for the people of God. This is when we must be prepared to persevere to the end, regardless of the physical outcome. Death will be by beheading.

 

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

 

The fifth seal of Revelation is the martyrdom. Notice that some of Godís people have been resurrected at this time.

 

Rev 6:9  When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.

Rev 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"

Rev 6:11  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

 

Godís elect will be called, chosen, and faithful. They will be rewarded after enduring to the end.

 

Rev 17:14  These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."

 

Mar 13:13  And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

 

Godís church will be protected during the time of Jacobís trouble as per Psalm 91. The repentant physical Israel will be protected in the Valley of Achor during the martyrdom. 

 

CHAPTER 8



RETURN OF GOD THE FATHER


 

God the Father returns to earth prior to Jesus Christ.

 

Dan 7:13  "I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.

 

God the Father comes to earth during the martyrdom of saints.

 

Dan 7:21  "I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them,

Dan 7:22  until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.

 

God the Father returns to this earth at a time of great religious deception. The Ďlittle horní of the book of Daniel, is established with lying miracles in the temple of God.

 

2Th 2:3  Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

2Th 2:4  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 

God the Father returns to earth on a cherub.

 

Psa 18:10  And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind.

 

Eze 10:4  Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of the temple; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD's glory.

 

Cherubs are described in great detail in Ezek. Chapters one and ten. There is an extremely important reason for this. Ezekiel recognised cherubs when he saw them.

 

Eze 10:20  This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel by the River Chebar, and I knew they were cherubim.

 

The person in the temple deceives people by fire out of heaven. God comes with cherubs, which have flames infolding.

 

Rev 13:13  He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

Rev 13:14  And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

 

Eze 1:4  Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

 

Godís elect will know which one is deception, and which one is God because of their familiarity of the descriptions of the cherubs: and, of course, because of their closeness, and obedience to God. 

 

The little horn is cast into the lake of fire.

 

Dan 7:9  "I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire;

 

Dan 7:11  "I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.

 

2Th 2:8  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

2Th 2:9  The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

 

The scriptures need to be read carefully, regarding the little horn, who is also called a beast [Dan. 7v11.]  Dan. 7 v 9 is talking about the coming of God the Father: 2 Thess. 2 v 8 is talking about the return of Christ. The beast, which is the little horn, is destroyed with the false prophet at the return of Christ. Destroyed does not mean killed, as they are demons. ĎVanish away or make voidí would be a better translation.

 

Dan 7:11  "I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.

 

Rev 19:20  Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

Those, who have defiled the sanctuary, are the first ones put to death, at the return of God the Father.

 

Eze 9:6  Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

 

The sixth seal ushers in the Day of the Lord.

 

Rev 6:12  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.

Rev 6:13  And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Rev 6:14  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

Rev 6:15  And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

Rev 6:16  and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Rev 6:17  For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

 

Joe 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

 

Godís wrath on Israel has been completed. It is now the heathenís time of punishment.

 

Oba 1:15  "For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.

 

God the Father had decimated the Israelites in the time known as Jacobís trouble. God the Father now brings destruction on the heathen nations during the time known as the Day of the Lord.

 

Isa 13:6  Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

 

It is Godís fierce anger.

 

Isa 13:9  Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.

 

God avenges His people. 

 

Isa 34:8  For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

 

Jer 46:10  For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, A day of vengeance, That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. The sword shall devour; It shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood; For the Lord GOD of hosts has a sacrifice In the north country by the River Euphrates.

 

Godís firstfruits are sealed for protection, prior to the Day of the Lord.

 

Rev 7:3  saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."

 

The day of the Lord [God the Father] is a time of judgment on the heathen. It is a cruel time, and continues to the return of Jesus Christ. It is a time when God would destroy the whole earth, except for the sake of the Elect. The sixth seal ushers in the Day of the Lord. The seventh seal [seven trumps] constitutes the day of the Lord.

 




CHAPTER 9

 

THE DAY OF THE LORD

 

The first six seals constitute the time of Jacobís trouble. The seventh seal, which consists of seven trumps, is the Day of the Lord.

 

This is a cruel time of God the Fatherís wrath and fierce anger.

 

Isa 13:9  Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.

 

It is not a time to look forward to.

 

Amo 5:18  Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light.

 

It is the time of Godís vengeance on the heathen nations.

 

Eze 30:3  For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.

 

Isa 26:21  For behold, the LORD comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.

 

The first four trumps are bad enough.

 

Rev 8:6  So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

Rev 8:7  The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

 

Ezekiel chapter 38 tells of the Nations, which attack the

Israelites who are being protected by God.

 

The Israelites, who have come out of captivity, together with some nations who had joined with them; had been located by God in the waste places of Israel. They seem an easy target for heathen nations.

 

Eze 38:8  After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.

 

Eze 38:11  You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'

Eze 38:12  to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.

 

Ezekiel chapter 38 gives the events that take place. God protects Israel. The first trump is Godís punishment on the nations that attack the unarmed Israelites. Compare the following verse with the first trump.

 

Eze 38:22  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

 

Rev 8:7  The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

 

The second trump creates havoc in the oceans.

 

Rev 8:8  Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

Rev 8:9  And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

 

The third trump poisons a third of fresh water.

 

Rev 8:10  Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.

Rev 8:11  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

 

The fourth trump shows great signs in the heavens.

 

Rev 8:12  Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.

 

The last three trumps are called woes.

 

Rev 8:13  And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"

 

The fifth angel sounds and the bottomless pit is opened. The locusts that come out of the pit have not been seen by mankind; they have a king who is the angel of the bottomless pit. Joel chapter 2 also mentions this time. The locusts are the first woe.

 

Rev 9:1  Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

Rev 9:2  And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

 

Joe 2:10  The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.

 

Rev 9:3  Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Rev 9:4  They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Rev 9:5  And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

 

Joe 2:6  Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color.

 

Rev 9:6  In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Rev 9:7  The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.

 

Joe 2:4  Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run.

 

Rev 9:8  They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.

Rev 9:9  And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.

 

Joe 2:5  With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array.

 

Rev 9:10  They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.

Rev 9:11  And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

 

God has unknown surprises in His armoury.

 

Jer 50:25  The LORD has opened His armory, And has brought out the weapons of His indignation; For this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts In the land of the Chaldeans.

 

God creates new things for the end time which no one has seen.

 

Isa 48:6  "You have heard; See all this. And will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, Even hidden things, and you did not know them.

Isa 48:7  They are created now and not from the beginning; And before this day you have not heard them, Lest you should say, 'Of course I knew them.'

 

A third of mankind gets killed with the sounding of the sixth angel. The sixth trump is the second woe. 

 

The fifth angel brought forth unknown locusts, which hurt, but do not kill. The sixth angel brings forth previously unknown horses with riders. These are described in Rev. chapter 9. They kill a third of mankind. 

 

Rev 9:13  Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Rev 9:14  saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."

Rev 9:15  So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.

 

Revelation Chapter 9 describes the horses and riders who kill a third of mankind. There are 200 million of them. The people who are not killed still do not turn to God. God calls the sixth trump a plague. The fifth and sixth trumps are part of Godís armoury, which mankind has never before seen. The heathen still do not repent.

 

Rev 9:20  But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.

Rev 9:21  And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

 

An angel comes with a little book at the end of the second woe.

 

Rev 10:1  I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.

Rev 10:2  He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,

 

An angel had given a book to the Ezekiel watchman, prior to the time of Jacobís trouble. This book contained lamentations, mourning, and woe.

 

Eze 2:7  You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.

Eze 2:8  But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."

Eze 2:9  Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.

Eze 2:10  Then He spread it before me; and there was writing on the inside and on the outside, and written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe.

 

The first book contained the end time prophecies up to the end of the second woe. The prophecies of the first book are finished at the second woe.

 

Rev 10:7  but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

 

The watchman, once again receives a book which contains understanding of the last woe. The first book contained bad news, the little book will contain bad news and then the good news of the Kingdom of God.

 

Rev 10:2  He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,

 

This is what it means to eat the words of God.

 

Jer 15:16  Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

 

The first book was to Israel: the second book is to the whole world. 

 

Rev 10:11  And he said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."

 

Godís two witnesses eat the little book.

 

Rev 11:3  And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

 

Godís two witnesses are prophets, who prophesy for three and a half years, they are killed at the end of the second woe.

 

The two witnesses are killed by the beast and resurrected three and a half days later. Seven thousand people die in an earthquake at the end of their prophecy. 

 

Rev 11:7  When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

 

Rev 11:12  And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.

Rev 11:13  In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Rev 11:14  The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

 

The third woe includes the gathering of all nations to the great battle of god Almighty, and the return of Jesus Christ. The proper understanding will be given by the two witnesses when the little book is eaten. 

 

Mat 24:21  For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mat 24:22  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

 

The seventh angel sounds.

 

Rev 11:15  Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"

 

Rev 10:7  but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

 

The prophecies of the book which Ezekiel had to eat, will be clearly understood. They give end time knowledge up until the sounding of the seventh angel.