Suddenly John “heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven, shouting:
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are his judgements. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
(REV 1-2 NIV)
And again they shouted:
“Hallelujah! The smoke (enemies) from her goes up for ever and ever.”
At the same time the world’s economic empire sets forth to destroy the Church and attempts to establish its new monetary system of the economic mark the true Christians who understand and follow the doctrine of Jesus, not denominational creed, will become the enemies of Mystery Babylon. This is because they will proclaim to all believers not to take the mark of the beast. But as soon as everyone has made the choice as to whom they will serve, God or mammon by either choosing to or not to receive the mark, then will the judgement of Babylon be made; and thus will the world’s system fall.
Money is not evil. Throughout history it has been used as a method of exchange after the barter system was found to be inadequate. Those who declare that the Bible says that money is evil do not know the scriptures. The scripture they so adamantly misquote is where Paul told Timothy that “the love of money is the root of all evil” (ITI 8:10): and thus has it proven itself to be.
Has there ever been a category of sin committed which at some time could not be attributed to material greed? Have there not been robberies, murders, thefts, wars, and slavery all with the purpose of obtaining wealth? Has there not been fornication and adultery committed for the bribery and the money of prostitution it could produce? Has there never been a father or mother killed by their own child due to that child’s lust for the parents’ wealth? Has there never been a person lust after the things of his neighbor; nor steal from God or his representatives? Has the woman been raped simply for fun instead of the pleasure one receives when she is temporarily “owned” by him?
No, money is not evil! The things it can buy are not of themselves evil. It is the love of money, of material things, which has lead this world into the position where money has become the god of this world and where that god has become powerful enough to be able to destroy all who worship it in the near future.
But those who do not worship it; those who refuse the mark of the beast and refuse to serve money or the international economic government which demands its use will be the ones who will be raised up forever in the sight of God. They are the ones who shall be lifted up by God to formalize, once and for all, God’s Kingdom on Earth. And then they shall be taken into Zion, the Heavenly Jerusalem, where they shout out (REV 16:15):
4.19.1 The Rider on the White Horse
Then the angel told John to “Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb” (REV 19:9); which were the 144,000 whom were redeemed from Earth at the time of Jesus’ resurrection. The reason for this quickly becomes obvious. After John was emphatically told by the angel who was guiding him not to worship him, there was another white horse or pure army seen by the apostle in heaven. Upon this army, which looked somewhat similar to the one given Nebuchadnezzar so long ago, was a rider whose name was called “Faithful and True.”
There were ministering spirits all about this mighty warrior and upon his head many glories. John said that the name which was written upon its leader’s forehead was one no one knew but himself; which has been the case of the name of God, “YHWH”, ever since the beginning since it has no vowels.
His righteousness had brought eternal life for all those who believed, and his name is “The Word of God.” The Word! The Word will protect all those who will truly accept it and obey its commands. The Word of prophecy has never been wrong for it is the testimony of Jesus by which mankind can prove him (REV 19:10). The Word has been, is, and shall always be true.
The armies of angels, and the army of the 144,000 redeemed ones, each also riding on other armies and appearing in righteousness shall come swooping out of the heavens. Then, breaking the utter silence which had covered the planet due to the display of a massive invasion from space, a sharp word is voiced in such a way as all the world could hear saying, “I am.” “He will rule them with an iron scepter” as the wrath of God is poured out by the angels as described in Chapter Sixteen; and there will appear upon his thigh a name recorded as, “The King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Then John saw an angel standing within God, Jehovah, and cried in a loud voice to the heritage of the Truth flying in mid-air to “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you might eat (enjoy) the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men of horses (armies), and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great” (REV 19:17-18). And so shall be the forces of Heaven gathered together against the forces of Earth (REV 16:16).
When the seventh angel pours out his wrath of God into the air, John says he saw the beast captured, along with “the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped his image” (REV 19:20). These thrown, alive, into the “lake of burning sulfur” where there is no return for this “lake of fire is the second death” (REV 20:14). Since it is written that it is “appointed unto man (all people) once to die, but after this the judgement” (HEB 9:27); and since these two had entered their second death, then shall they be, at that time, completely “destroyed” (PSA 37:10 & 38; 55:23; 73:17-19; 145:20; PHI 3:18-19; See: Lesson 12.23.3).
According to the prophet Zechariah:
Ah Judah, the Jews. What is it that will bring about this change of heart which will cause them to finally accept the fact that Jesus, all along, has been their Messiah? While yet the unbelieving worlds citizens’ flesh rots from the mark which was meant to save them? How is it that their wisdom will guide them to choose the side of their long worshipped God and to accept the Lord they have so long rejected? What type of persuasion could it be that could be so much better than that which has been presented so well by the myriads of Christian pastors from the time of Peter’s first sermon to the very present? How is it that even though the world’s economists are intelligent enough to realize that if their Antichrist is to ever be accepted by everyone that he must have provable Israelite heritage that they will also be intelligent enough to recognized the lies and to reject this false Messiah?
Could it be that when the Lord’s “feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives splits in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south” extending to Azel that they will finally understand the total plan of the Lord to fulfill his promises (ZEC 14:4-5)?
Could it be that then, when the long lost “Ark of the Covenant” is finally returned to its place in Jerusalem, as their prophets have since declared would be done by Elijah, that they will recognize Jesus as “the Lord…over the whole earth” (ZEC 14:9)? It is possible that as masses of Gentile Christians begin being persuaded of the possibility of “another Christ” that the Jew will finally be persuaded of the reality of the only Christ who is true; that being Jesus?
Impossible? They are expecting their Lord to be born on the planet someone says? He was! Two-thousand years ago: two days as their prophet Hosea said it after which the Lord promised to revive them. On the third day the prophet says that God will restore them to their full position with him (HOS 6:2). It will be only when the Lord comes to “tear your enemies to pieces” that they will “admit (their) guilt,” as all other believers in the Christhood of Jesus have done, and to thus proclaim to their nation to “Come, let us return to the Lord”?
It will be through this final recognition of the fact that Jesus is truly the Messiah which the Jews have sought after which will draw a close to the Gentile age of Grace and the regrafting of Judah back into their proper position. The Gentiles who would have chosen Jesus as the Christ have by this time done so. Now the evidence which brings the Jews back into the flock will be presented and through bitter anguish and tears will the Jews be rejoined to their Lord.
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