See Ch. 14 – The End of an Age+

Oh America!  America, how is it that it has fallen into the hands of the selfish and the wicked?  Why did it not heed the warnings of the historians and the theologians which have cried from within it?  It has been blessed above all nations because of the freedom allowed God’s people to worship him; yet the Lord’s name has become desecrated within it – freedom has gone wild. Does the one who guided the hand which held the pen which wrote its independence declaration have a choice but to return and remove quickly those who it would allow to die due to its selfishness and greed?  Those who are obedient to the Lord’s command and refuse to be marked with its nation’s image as it demands?  It has given its beautiful nation to robbers and thieves and has guided others to do so also.  It has established a planetary nation which does not truly acknowledge God and which scoffs at the corrections he gives.  Thus he has no choice but to return quickly and to rescue those who have obeyed his word.  And for those who have followed this nation and have become slaves to it; they have already received their judgement.

4.14.1. THE LAMB AND THE 144,000

Just as occurred when Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken immediately at the time of the birth of Christ: the issuance of this decree for the marking of the New World Order citizens shall announce the return of the Lord Jesus.  The next thing John says he sees is Jesus standing on Mt. Zion, which scripture identifies as “the Heavenly Jerusalem” (HEB 12:22), along with the 144,000 who had gone with him when he ascended off the planet.

Suddenly John heard a “roar from heaven” which was created by a multitude of people who had been resurrected from the graves and the loud pronouncement of wickedness was given.  John said that the sound he heard was “like that of harpists playing their harps”: that is prophets prophesying.  Now these who had been resurrected began to sing; and no one on Earth could learn that new song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from earth.

The 144,000, John makes mention, were ones who had never fallen into the false teachings of the doctrines of the various churches of the earthly cities.  They had followed Jesus into Heaven.  These were the ones Jesus had rescued from the grave and were offered to God and himself as  a sacrifice.  They were, even as their Lord, found to be perfect.  Now they were returning with their Lord.

4.14.2 The Three Angels

As soon as Jesus and his army appeared upon Mt. Zion, an angel was seen flying in the sky proclaiming to all those on Earth to “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgement has come.  Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the springs of water.” (REV 14:7)

Fifteen days.  That’s all that the unified nations of Earth will have once they declare that everyone must take part in this international census.  After John saw another angel announcing, “Fallen!  Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”  (REV 14:8)

And finally, a third angel declared:

 “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.

He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the the holy angels and of the Lamb.

And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever.

There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”

(REV 14:9-11 – NIV)

It is important to analyze these angels’ statements because it will be through these instructions that “the saints” shall overcome the immense power that the world’s system seems to have over them.  It is through the messages given by the angelic spirits by which, as the saints spread their message throughout the world, the judgement of people will be spread.  In this way will “the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven.. be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.” (DAN 7:27—NIV)

First:  The first angel (spirit) pronounced the glory of God and the need for the Saints to respect him.  Without respectful fear for God’s words the following instructions of how to be saved from God’s judgement as was promised to the Philadelphian church in Jesus’ letter to them (REV 3:10) would be futile.

Second:  After the saints follow the Lord’s instructions for fifteen days, one hour prophetic time, the promised announcement will be made that Babylon (the world’s system of economics, political, and religious) has fallen.

Third:  The third angel was the one which gave the actual instructions which are to be carried out by the saints:

“Do not worship, that is serve, the beast or take its mark on the hand or forehead:  if one does, for any reason, that person will not be saved from the coming wrath of God.”

John says that these instructions will call for much “patient endurance” from the believers because it may well be that, during that period of slightly over two weeks, they will lose homes, their families, their possessions, and possibly even their lives.  It can be seen plainly now that those who decide not to serve this international power, and who choose not to take the mark of this computerized beast, could easily be choosing not to be able to have access to food, clothing, water and other necessities of life.  It will, in short, be only those who truly trust God for their lives who will be able to turn their backs upon the world’s demand to be marked; knowing that to do so will mean total spiritual separation of themselves from this world.

The situation is very similar to when the young rich man went to Jesus and asked him what he must do to obtain eternal life.  Jesus answered simply,  “If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”  Today the Church World is crying out as did this young man, “Which one?”  As Jesus begins listing the commandments of his father, Jehovah, the Church interrupts and says, “All these I have kept….What do I still lack?”  To this Jesus softly answers through his spiritual messengers, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you, will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.”  (MAT 19:16-21)

Today’s Laodacean church is rich.  It preaches the Gospel of Wealth and begs the last penny from the widow to maintain its beauty.  Can it be that this glorious position to which the Church has raised has become a curse to her?  Will she be able to sell her possessions as the Lord is requiring to be free to follow her Lord into his eternal kingdom?  Or will she be like that foolish young man who’s wealth was great and leave Jesus standing alone with his disciples never to be seen again? (MAT 19:22-23)  

Except the Church discards her gospel of wealth, sell what she has and gives to those truly in need and follow Jesus who never had need to beg for anything she will surely be plucked up out of her place where she has been grafted into the fig tree and in her place will be replaced by the Jews who’s place she has held for nearly two millennia. (ROM 11:17-24)

4.14.3  The Harvest of Earth

When the people of Earth have made their choice, the ones who know that they cannot serve both God and mammon (money) (MAT 6:24) and have chosen God will gather in clusters as grapes on a vine, awaiting their Lord to come and gather them.  Then, following the three angels warnings and instructions, John saw in his vision Jesus and the cloud of 144,000 Jews who had been with him in Heaven.

An angel came to Jesus and said:

 “Take your sickle (sharp word) and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”  

(REV 14:15)

Jesus spoke a word and the angels went forth and started harvesting Earth. (MAT 13:41)

A second angel with a sharp word was commanded by the angel in charge of the ministry, since everyone who was going to have made a choice for God had, by this time, done so, saying to,

Take your sharp sickle (word) and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.”  

(REV 14:18)

It is important to realize the difference between the ones the first angel gathered at the command of the angel of the ministry.  The first angel simple gathered the people of the Lord’s Church together and presented them as he had earlier promised would occur when he was in Jerusalem (MAT 24:31).  The second angel with the sharp sickle was told by the angel of fire (ministers) to gather the “earth’s vine” or, literally, the foundation’s christ”  (REV 14:18-LIV).

Great confusion could arise from this term “foundation’s christ” unless one relates it to to other Scriptures.  Jesus warned often that people should “Watch out that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (MAT 24:5).  John, in his first epistle, declared that “many antichrists” had already come during his lifetime (1JO 2:18).  But he explained how to identify an antichrist.  He said “Who is the liar?  It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ.  Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the son.” (1JO 2:22)

Today there is a massive movement; found mainly in the New Age Movement but also found in many fundamental and liberal churches, of people who seem to have given up on the scriptural method of Christ’s return in his physical body even as he left the planet (ACT 1:11).  Instead they are expecting him to return in some other manner; usually through reincarnation.

In 1982 the Tara Press, under the direction of Benjamin Creme, published a full page advertisement in several international newspapers proclaiming the soon reappearance of the Christ whom he named as Maitreya (see Fig. 4.14.2). Though this very possibly could have been a social experiment, the fact that it has occurred at all is evidence that there is truly a mindset amongst the world’s misguided seekers of Truth to sometime present a person who will claim to be the Christ and above all that has ever been called God on this planet including Buddha, Krisna, Imam Mahdi, and others; as well as Jesus, the Christ, himself.  This Paul warned of nearly two millennia ago as something which would sometime occur (2TH 2:3-8).  

What is even more interesting is how, through the use of occultists’ own literature, one can prove that the god they worship is not the God of the Christians or the Jews regardless their claims.  In explanation of a supposed animalistic evolutionary process Benjamin Creme, in his book entitle The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, explains that at some point “the Logos of our planet took physical manifestation as Sanat Kumara, from Venus, come the Lords of the Flame”  (RCW pg. 155).  Does the reader not find it strange that the name “sanat” is simply a transposition of the letters in the English name “Satan” who is the Christians’ arch-enemy?  Does it not strike one’s wisdom with sadness when it is realized that the planet’s name Venus, from which Sanat Kumara and the Lords  of the Flames came, was once called Lucifer by the Babylonians and Hebrews as defined by J.D. Davis in his Davis Dictionary of the Bible (DDB).

Creme declares his disbelief in the fact that Jesus is the Christ, currently, with the statement, “The idea of a Christ who comes from the sky, from some mythical heaven; that the clouds are going to open and He is going to come down in a long white robe: to my mind this is all ludicrous.” (RCW pg. 47)  In place of this, Creme muses in his mind that the being known as Christ had actually only “overshadowed” the body of Jesus beginning at the time of his baptism.  Later, “in his next incarnation, as Appollonius of Tyana, Jesus became a Master.  He lives now in a Syrian body which is some 600 years old and has His base in Palestine.  He has, in the last 2,000 years, worked in the closest relation to the Christ….”

Stop right there!  In that last sentence Creme condemned himself as an antichrist and a liar because he denied that Jesus, regardless the form or location, is currently the Christs and goes on to tell people they should seek after another Christ; the one he names to be Maitreya (RCW pg. 46).

Though Creme and his Tara Organization has been largely disavowed by the Lucis Trust organization and has fallen onto some very hard times since their Maitreya, their christ, did not appear as they had predicted, the fact remains that it was from the Lucis Trust and the writings of Alica A. Bailey where Creme was first introduced to the earthly christ idea.  In one of Bailey’s many books, one titled The Reappearance of the Christ, presents the same idea of the Christ some time being reincarnated into another human being other than Jesus.  In it she says,

The development of spiritual recognition is the great need today in preparation for His reappearance; no one knows in what nation He will come;  He may appear as an Englishman, a Russian, a Negro, a Latin, a Turk, a Hindu, or any other nationality.  Who can say which?  

(RTC pg.19)

Is that quotation not convincing that Bailey does not accept the fact that Jesus is, even now, the Christ?  She goes on to say that with the growing acceptance of the Scriptures that proclaim, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (COL1;27)  that now we believe that Christ is in us, as He was in the Master Jesus” (RTC pg. 36).  However, Baily is defining the Christ as something different from the Christ of the Christians when she says that, “The New Testament bears witness to a somewhat similar event when , at the Baptism, we read that ‘he saw the Spirit of God, descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.’ St. Matt.III.16.  This Spirit is a Being of tremendous cosmic potency and is today overshadowing the Christ in much the same manner as Christ (two thousand years ago) overshadowed or worked through the Master Jesus.”  (RTC pg. 74)

It is plain to see that Alice Bailey here sees the filling of Jesus with the Holy Spirit of God as being nothing less than another being she calls “the Christ” taking over his body.  In turn, she is claiming that at some future point in time the Christ will be overshadowed by another being which she calls the “Spirit of Peace” or the “Spirit of Equilibrium”. Not that it is not Jesus who is here “overshadowed” but rather the being Baily calls “Christ.”  Jesus, by this point of time in Bailey’s scenario, is out of the picture and “the Christ” has become an entity of his own.  Thus, no longer, according to Baily, is Jesus the Christ. She, too, is a liar; an antichrist.

How long shall it be before the think-tanks of Earth decide the best way to present the “christ of the earth” and to proclaim that man’s salvation has come?  How long will it be before the “Lords of the Flame” send out the command to gather up all those not truly grounded in the Truth under one “savior”?

And, the Lords of the Flame, “the angel who had charge of the fire” (REV 14:18), from where did they come?  How did they get here?  Since Satan drew one-third of the angels from Heaven (REV 12:4) and those angels left their first estate in the stars of heaven (JOB 38:7; JUD 8) is there evidence of their ever having been here?

In an appendix to his book, The Sirius Mystery, Robert K.G. Temple states that ancient fragments of Berossus “give accounts of the Babylonian tradition that civilization was originally founded by amphibious beings known as Oannes, Musari, or Annedoti (in Greek).  The tradition is in striking agreement with the Dagon tradition of the amphibious Nommos, or “monitors’, who came from the Star System of Sirius to found civilization on earth.” (TSM pg. 246)

Temple, like many other promoters of the “god’s from outer-space” theory which became prominent due to the efforts of Erich von Daniken’s book Chariots of the Gods? (COG), spends considerable space in his book attempting to prove that Earth has, indeed, been visited by beings from other planets which humans, in their primitive state, naturally called gods.  While the massive research has been impressive ones line Clifford Wilson who wrote a book titled Crash go the Chariots retorts the space-gods theory with a simple statement saying:

Our point is that even the author of “Chariots” acknowledges the presence of evil spiritual powers, the Bible clearly teaches that their leader is Satan, and that at times he masquerades as an angel of light…. The answer to Erich von Daniken’s quesion on  the cover of his book “Was God an Astronaut ?” is easily answered. “No.”

 (CGC pg. 114)

However, though Jehovah God has no need for such transportation devices himself, this type of broad statement could be very misleading when it is obvious that John is here speaking of angels being sent out on Earth en masse to gather the elect who follow Jesus Christ at the same time the fallen angels are also gathering the ones following the christ of the earth; that is the antichrist. Those who decide to follow the antichrist, to serve his nation, and to take his economic mark who shall be cast “into the great winepress of God’s wrath” (REV 14:19) and not allowed to enter the eternal city to which the elect will be taken.  Instead those outside this city will become slaves to the computerized, mechanized society which they created in their own image where they will not “rest day or night” (REV 14:11) until their lives pour out of them (REV 14:20).  How will one know the difference between these evil spirits, these angels?  Simply by asking, Who is the Christ, today?”

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Web Edition Introduction

The Revelation Revealed 

What the Righteous Desire to See

Chapter 1 – John Receives His Instructions+

Chapter 2 – Christ’s Letters to the Churches+

Chapter 3 – The Last Three Churches

Chapter 4 – The Throne in Heaven

Chapter 5 – The Scroll and the Lamb

Chapter 6 – The Seals

Chapter 7 – 144,000 Sealed

Chapter 8 – The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

Chapter 9 – More Trumpets are Blown+

Chapter 10 – The Angel and the Little Scroll

Chapter 11 – The Two Witnesses

Chapter 12 – The Women and the Dragon

Chapter 13 – The Roman Empire

Chapter 14 – The End of an Age+

Chapter 15 – Seven Angels with Seven Plagues

Chapter 16 – The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

Chapter 17 – The Woman on the Beast

Chapter 18 – The Fall of Babylon

Chapter 19 – HALLELUJAH!

Chapter 20 – The Thousand Years

Chapter 21 – The New Jerusalem

Chapter 22 – The River of Life

Annotated Bibliography


Bible Book Titles

Prophets’ Dictionary

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