THE BEAST AND THE HARLOT

    Mother-of-harlots     REVELATION CHAPTER 17 

The bible prophecies are like a giant jigsaw puzzle and where you have maybe two or three prophecies that interlock and overlap each other, then, they must all fit together to form a the greater picture otherwise, the interpretations are wrong.

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Animals are depicted in Daniel to represent “kingdoms” as chapter 2 shows, and this image in Revelation chapter 17 pictures a great beast which a woman is riding is for the “last days” when the kingdom of God is being set up, (V44) it seems logical then, that the beast shown in Revelation chapter 17 also represents a kingdom, but, as Babylon is long gone, this image depicts spiritual kingdoms, (religious kingdoms) as the image shows, Babylon being the head of gold.

The kingdom of God is NOT a “POLITICAL KINGDOM” but a religious kingdom a “SPIRITUAL KINGDOM”. The whole of the revelations given to John are addressed to “the 7 churches” 7 depicts heavenly, or, of the spirit, and as they are addressed to the church, they are not political but religious in nature.

There is a great deal of interest about the identity of this beast and the harlot that rides on his back. For instance, the majority of people feel it is a political beast,but they also feel the harlot is a religious city on the earth today. 

It is interesting to know, Jehovah’s witnesses preach and teach this beast was “The League of Nations”, changing to “the United Nations” and as a political organisation it  will destroy the whole of religion on the earth today especially the Catholic Church, which they teach symbolises the harlot. Yes! this is a ridiculous assumption when one considers many of the nations involved in the United Nations are Christians. Also the name of JWs god, Jehovah, was invented by the Catholic church which they do not like to be reminded of.1001061229_E_sub_lgNote the feet of this image, JWs teach this image represents political kingdoms, but in actual fact, the image depicts the spiritual, religious powers, that has been over God’s people Israel from the time they were handed over to serve under “the nations” from 605 BC. Babylon started out as a religious city under Nimrod who built a tower high into the heavens for worship and since that time, the kingdoms shown in this image also represented a religion of their own. 

When Israel was taken to Babylon, the theme was all about worship, and because Daniel worshipped his God instead of the God of the Babylonian people, he was put into the lions den. Also when Nebuchadnezzar placed a golden statue, he ordered everyone   to bow down to it, but when Daniel and his three companions refused they were placed in the fiery furnace. So, it was the religious aspects that God’s people came under, and this image is representing “RELIGIOUS POWERS” and not political.

It is very interesting too, that since the city of God’s people were again handed over to serve the prince of Babylon, Jehovah, in 1931, they too have built a tower for worship, and they too demand that everyone worships it, by obeying the teachings.

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As for the ten toes of the image, after the Roman Catholic church became prominent in   which they reigned supreme over everyone for a time, it divided up into break-a-way groups, such a C of E, Methodists, etc, forming the ten toes. Also chapter 2 shows they will not be sticking to each other, this is true, they have different teachings and thoughts.

What is interesting too, is the fact that none of these Christian groups could represent the symbolic spiritual city of Jerusalem today because they all have a founder over them which divides them into groups, such as, C of E was formed by Henry 8th and now comes under the queen of England. Roman Catholics come under the Pope as their head, Mormons come under Joseph Smith as their founder just to illustrate this point. But, when Zion’s Tower was being built up, the people were called “bible students” under the Christ. The founder of Jehovah’s witnesses was Joseph Rutherford.

This beast, having 7 heads indicates a spiritual ruling power that will strive alongside and unite its power to serving this great city that is depicted as a harlot in the eyes of God. The 10 horns indicates it is also connected to an earthly power which also belongs to the city.

The people that our great God has used in the past all became unfaithful and were called “harlots”, Judah and Samaria, only the people of our God has been classed in this way, so logically speaking, this great city too in the last days will be a city used by our great God to represent his people in the last days from among all the other Christian religions.images (1)Take a look into Ezekiel with me and see the resemblance of the punishment handed out to God’s people and the harlot in the revelations. 

  Ezekiel chapter 23v4 “The older one was named Oholah, which stands for Samaria; the younger one was Oholibah, which stands for Jerusalem. They became my wives and gave birth to my children. 14 But Oholibah behaved worse than her sister. 32 I, the Lord God, gave your sister a large, deep cup filled with my anger. And when you drink from that cup, you will be mocked and insulted. You will end up drunk and devastated, because that cup is filled with horror and ruin. But you must drink every drop! Then smash the cup to pieces and use them to cut your breasts in sorrow. I, the Lord God, have spoken.You have completely rejected me, and so I promise that you will be punished for the disgusting things you did as a prostitute. Ezekiel, son of man, it’s time for you to tell Oholah and Oholibah that they are guilty. Remind them of their evil ways! They have been unfaithful by worshiping idols, and they have committed murder by sacrificing my own children as offerings to idols. They came into my temple that same day, and that made it unfit as a place to worship me.

But which people make up this spiritual city today? Which represents this great city where our lord was crucified, spiritual JERUSALEM?

The city started out as the symbolic city of spiritual Zion, Jerusalem, which was to be built up in the last days in order to gather the remaining kingdom seed before the return of our Lord. (1519-2009 = 490 years according to Daniels prophecy in chapter 9)

images (8)But, they committed adultery and fornication, by changing their husbandly owner from Jesus to Jehovah in 1931, making herself a harlot in God’s eyes just like her two older sisters, Judah and Samaria.

In this journal I wrote two articles explaining about the kingdom that will be used by our God in the last days.

https://thepitn.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/identifying-the-spiritual-city-of-jersusalem/

https://thepitn.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/the-spiritual-city-of-jerusalem/

After reading these two articles it will be easier to follow in our research in identifying these people and how the people became classed as a harlot and what is to happen to her

As we know already from this journal the name “Jehovah” is a man-made name invented by a Spanish monk in the 13th century as a “Latin substitute word for lord” and since that time, the Pope has instructed that the name NOT TO BE USED in any of their worship. In other words it has fulfilled the purpose intended.   www.pitn.wordpress.com  

 The beast pictured in the Revelations chapter 17 to the apostle John shows what the church, (the spiritual city) would be like in the last days. It is referring to God’s people and how the city became a harlot once again. 

queen 1So, this religious drama of a beast represents the “kingdom of Jehovah”, the prince of Babylon, which we shall prove was formed in 1931 when the symbolic spiritual city of Zion, Jerusalem, became corrupt after the death of Charles Russell in 1916 and the city that was still being built up, was handed over to serve the prince of Babylon, for 70 years as in the parallel to 605 BC, not Nebuchadnezzar this time but Jehovah, who is also the man of lawlessness Paul tells us about in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2

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                            He will use 7 heads of power over his kingdom.

The ten horns represent the governing body. The number 10 represents and earthly group of rulers who assume authority and takes over the ruler-ship performing a “spiritual coup”.

They will assist the beast by giving him their full support.                 

These ten horns which have not been given royal power will not act until the very end when they will receive instructions from God to devastate the city, the harlot.

This drama shows it is about the “judgement of the harlot” the great city, meaning her end. Also it gives us a time as to when the drama is about to start her final end, in verse 10, which shows the beast is on the 6th head of power which indicates she is close to being destroyed with just ONE HEAD OF POWER TO GO!

“The harlot” represents the great city, Jehovah’s witnesses that was handed over to the prince of Babylon in 1931 when they changed their owner from the Christ to Jehovah, they will come under him for 70 years, 1931-2001 He was placed inside the church of the city by Satan, as recorded in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2, again, proving they are the only religion that takes his name upon themselves and worships Jehovah as God.

The messiah will visit the temple in 2001 at the end of their captivity to inspect the kingdom seed, those who partake of the bread and wine, where the angels do a separating work, of the sheep and the goats and will remove the sheep from the city, (from symbolic Babylon) who now pictures the greater Cyrus, in a parallel to ancient Babylon when Cyrus released a remnant of the captives of Israel in 538 BC when only a remnant return to Jerusalem. They will be taught the truth, released and taken back to spiritual Jerusalem where they will be cared for.

 It shows in verse 14 the ten horns, which represent the governing body, will make war upon the lamb and those with him which have been “chosen and faithful”.

This proves once again the governing body are NOT CHOSEN by the lamb nor are they faithful to him, the lamb will conquer them.

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He will not visit the city in general so they will not know of his inspection visit. (Revelation chapter 11, also, just as the days of Noah were, life continued as normal, the city knew not of the inspection visit)

Satan is now very angry by the release of the city from Babylon, in 2001 allowing the kingdom seed, a remnant to be collected together to be set free from captivity of the spiritual city and in his anger he wages war with Michael and his angels in the earth’s heavens.

After losing this war Satan is hurled down to the earth with his angels in a debased condition where in his great anger knowing he has a short time left, he brings back the lawless one Jehovah whom the people still believe is God, and he promotes him and gives him all his kingdom and authority over the earth, making him the “KING OF BABYLON” HEAD OF GOLD AS Daniel shows in chapter 2v44. (Rev 13)

This king of Babylon, Jehovah, will be the “eighth” head, but it belongs to the seven heads meaning he will capture and be over the spiritual city once again to instigate her removal. Which is explained as, “the beast is, and is not, in verse 11, then the beast “IS again after Satan brings him back, so the beast is again, thus shown in Revelations chapter 13.

The prince of Babylon was under restraints until 2001 because the city still gathered the remaining kingdom seed then, after he was brought back by Satan 3 ½ years later in 2005 with all his kingdom, he became the King of Babylon, head of gold, with full power under no restrictions for the last 42 months, 3 ½ years which completes the prophecy of Daniel 9. (This also fits together the prophecies, Daniel chapter 9 by the end of the building work 2001 the messiah will be here, and the end of the captivity of 70 years from 1931-2001 in spiritual Babylon)

The ten horns have not started to reign but when they do, they will rule for only a very short time, they will give their power to the beast and they will make the harlot devastated and naked because God will put it into their hearts to destroy her.

The seven heads are: ~ the spiritual leaders that have been over the city which the harlot, is guided by. She is happy to be taken wherever the leaders lead her. The seven mountains are the spiritual teachers and presidential leaders who are high above everyone else and guides the city, and whom the beast Jehovah uses. Obviously the principle head belongs to the beast.

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The ten horns represent “the governing body” 10 being an earthly number for ones NOT authorised to reign. These are the ones that will rule for a very short time at the end to devastate the city, the harlot, and make her naked.

They do this by taking all the harlot’s properties, selling them all off and making her naked and devastated. The harlot will also be stripped naked by the governing body, who teaches their strict stance of their “TWO WITNESS POLICY” on child abuse, she will face many court cases causing her pain and damages. Stripped of all her wealth and royal status, she will be burned up, totally destroyed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42025255

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNhwTtw6GQ&feature=share

http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/we-will-decide-who-is-a-predator-new-watchtower-instructions-to-elders-on-child-abuse

The governing body made themselves rulers (PERFORMING A SPIRITUAL COUP) over the city as the 7th head, by placing in their watchtower in 2009 “they were the FDS and not the anointed ones whom they had taught for over 100 years and they became allies to the beast in order to destroy the city totally. Thus placing the time period of the fulfilment of this spiritual drama as starting around 2000 CE 

The “6th head at this time, appointed to replace M. Henschel was D.A. Adams who took office from 2000-2014. Although he was appointed as president he was not classed as an anointed one, a spiritual head, but he was classed as a “helper to the governing body” which shows the governing body was now over the great city.

He was succeeded by Ciranko who again became a helper to the governing body.

The governing body, from 2000, started to make a great many changes during the 6th head of the beast even dividing the city into subsidiaries, and they also dividing the city from “watchtower bible and tract society of Pennsylvania which these heads represented but they also invented and appointing presidents for the “watchtower bible and tract society of New York” in 2000 with the appointment of Larson as president then after him succeeded by Leon Weaver and it was also from 2000 the governing body set about the start of the destruction of the city who by now was a fully made harlot and they have also started to strip her naked of her wealth and they will leave her devastated.QUEEN

The study watchtower of June 15th 2009 finally admitted they, the GB are the faithful and discreet slave. I quote, “the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. These spirit-anointed men oversee the Kingdom work and the spiritual feeding program. By 2015 it shows the governing body is the 7th head.

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http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/w20151015/helpers-governing-body-committees/ 

THE GREAT CITY SYMBOLIC SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, WILL BE BURNED UP, TOTALLY DESTROYED BY THEIR GOVERNING BODY.

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DANIEL CHAPTER 9.

images (9)           DANIEL CHAPTER 9

                             A much truer version of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 9.

The general consensus is, the prophecy of Daniel chapter 9 should be referred to as 70 weeks of years rather than 70 weeks of days, hence, 490 years opposed to 490 days.

If we read the prophecy, logically as 490 days, it would place the coming of the messiah 483 “days” after the word went out to restore Jerusalem which would be 3 years, 4 months and 3 days later, meaning the restoring and building of Jerusalem should be completed in 3 ½ years. An impossibility!

Also, the messiah would be cut off 3 ½ days after his baptism by John? Again, an impossibility.

We know the punishments in the past upon God’s people was for 70 years in exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness and a further 70 years for the cities desolation for not obeying their God to submit fully to Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon. (605-538 and 586-516 BC)

Daniel realised they were now nearing the end of their 70 years of desolation with just six years left so he prays for forgiveness for all his people and for mercy. God answers his prayer by sending Gabriel to him which will explain the outcome for his people and his holy city Jerusalem. The complete forgiveness for Daniel’s people will come after the 490 years, ending the sins, wiping them all out completely. 70 times 7.

Just as Matthew quotes from Jesus words in chapter 18v21/2, “Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven”.

This brings us to the prophecy of chapter 9 of Daniel that Gabriel explained to him. After his sincere prayer he was given a period of time for his people and his holy city to bring all their sins to a complete end. Then righteousness will be ushered in. 

The prophecy is broken up into different parts in order to fulfil the different stages of “restoring and building” the city to the coming of the messiah, and after the messiah’s coming.

The prophecy explains, “Seventy weeks of years are decreed concerning your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place”. (Some translations put, to anoint a holy one) So, the 490 years will complete all these things and the “sealing of the vision and the prophet means all this is sure or guaranteed to take place.

The first part shows, “Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. The first part of this work is to “restore” before the building work starts.
They had the laws of Moses and had been back in Jerusalem 80 years from their release by Cyrus in 538 BC so what exactly needed restoring?

While the captives were in Babylon, false prophets rose up and wrote letters to them using their God’s authority, telling them to marry and build homes because their stay would be long and pretended the letters came from Jeremiah the prophet, As the people were familiar with Jeremiah many accepted the news, married and built home and settled down in Babylon.

This is recorded in Jeremiah chapter 29, I quote: ~“ The letter was sent by the hand of Ela′sah the son of Shaphan and Gemari′ah the son of Hilki′ah, whom Zedeki′ah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnez′zar king of Babylon. It said: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream, for it is a lie which they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the LORD”.

Those faithful to their God knew it was wrong according to the laws of Moses to marry foreign women and they wrote back asking “why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of An′athoth who is prophesying to you? For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, “Your exile will be long; build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat their produce.” They were told the letter came from Jeremiah.

Zephaniah the priest received this letter and read the letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet. Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: “Send to all the exiles, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD concerning Shemai′ah of Nehel′am: Because Shemai′ah had prophesied to you when I did not send him, and has made you trust in a lie, therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will punish Shemai′ah of Nehel′am and his descendants; he shall not have any one living among this people to see the good that I will do to my people, says the LORD, for he has talked rebellion against the LORD”.

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This is why the word went out to “restore pure worship” the bible accounts of Ezra and Nehemiah shows the utter chaos that was in Jerusalem 80 years after some arrived back in the city. They arrived with their foreign wives and many children. A time of 7 weeks, 49 years, has been set aside for this restoring to take place, this was needed because the lineage to the messiah was lost at this stage through intermarriage. Restoring the true records was important as Luke and Matthew shows us the lineage to both Mary and Joseph having descended from David.

 

nehemiahThis covers the 49 years + 434 years = 483 years for the building of the city to the coming of the messiah. The word went out from King Artaxerxes to Ezra the scribe and priest to return to restore pure worship in 458 BC in his 7th year as king. 13 years later Nehemiah gained permission from the king to join Ezra in this work. After going to Jerusalem to help build the walls in 445 BC he returned to Babylon. He remained in Babylon until the 32nd year of Artaxerxes (432 BC) then he learned things were still very bad in Jerusalem 12 years after he helped build the walls, he returned again to Jerusalem.. (Nehemiah chapter 13v6-28)
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From 458 BC covering 49 years + 434 Years to the messiah, means he must have appeared in 25 CE when he was baptised by John, the scriptures show he was about 30 years old, meaning his birth would have been around 5/6 BC.

Many religions think that as the years go from 1 BC to 1 CE we should add an extra year to the chronology, but logically speaking WHY?

1 BC is the last year of the BC period, there are no more years to follow after 1 BC, those days have come to the end, and the beginning of the next cycle called CE, would start as 1 CE. Nothing before 1, you cannot have a year 0. So using this line of logical thought, why is there a need to add an extra year? That might even make the prophecy wrong!

Working along this logical line of thought, if we were to add one year to the coming of the messiah from 25 to 26 CE that would place Jesus birth about 30 years earlier to 4 BC or even 3 BC.

 But we have historical proof that King Herod died in 4 BC, even the Jewish historian Josephus confirms this, and Herod received the magi when they came asking about the baby that had been born the king of the Jews. It does not state what year Herod received the Magi but even if it was in the year 4BC, they would have told him of the approximate time they saw the star and as Herod had the boy babies killed from 2 years and under this indicates the child would have been born about 5 or 6 BC.

It also states in Matthew chapter 2. “When they had heard the king they went on their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him”. The account shows the family were now living in a house and the baby was a young child

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The last part of the prophecy shows Jesus will make a strong covenant with them for 1 week, offering the Jews the opportunity to become the first fruits of the kingdom and to gain righteousness through him. But, after their rebellion against him and having had him killed halfway through those seven years, the sacrifices and burnt offerings for forgiveness of sins were brought to an end.

They had slaughtered the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, completing the laws of Moses, nailing them to the cross of our lord in 29 CE but he did keep the covenant open for his people, the Israelites until the end of the week, 32 CE for including the Samaritans, as first fruits during the second half of the week. After the covenant came to a close, the gentiles were invited to share in the righteousness of our lord.

The prophecy states, the people of the prince to come will destroy the sanctuary and the city, the prince to come was the messiah, Jesus and his people were Israel, but in particularly the scribes, the religious leaders, because the people loved and accepted the messiah as their king which made the scribes very jealous who tried to kill him. When King Herod received the Magi, he brought together all the scribes to find out about this promised Messiah and they searched the scriptures, they were fully aware of the prophets and the prophecies of Daniel.

They knew and understood the prophecy, which showed, they would be made redundant, their job would come to an end and they loved the worship and honour they were getting from the people, so they had to stop the Messiah by having him killed.

 

  As to how they destroyed the temple?
The temple was dedicated to their God for worship and on the death of the Messiah, the bible says the curtain in the inner part of the temple was rent in two, indicating the Holy Spirit had left. It was no longer God’s house he had left them. The temple was now described as an abomination.

The scribes placed the disgusting thing on a wing of the temple possibly a banner to the Roman Empire, thus defiling the temple. They publicly proclaimed their allegiance to the Roman Empire when telling Pilate “we have no king but Caesar”. John chapter 19v15.
By choosing to be under the Romans instead of their God, they destroyed the temple of God and seated a foreign god inside thus destroying the sanctuary and the city all within that 490 years. 

The temple and the city is now no longer needed for worship, as Jesus explained to the woman at the well, the time will come when people will worship the father in “spirit and truth” and they will no longer worship in Jerusalem or on the mountain in Samaria. 
John chapter 4 v4v20-26. Copy and paste. RSV
 “Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things.”
                                  Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

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WHO WAS THE SCRIBE “ENOCH”?

bible-21           Snippets on the book of Enoch

Some people today feel, as the book of Enoch is not included in the bible, then we should not read it, but it is interesting to know, it was included in the Jewish books and it has been quoted by bible characters such as Jude, the half-brother of Jesus.

Jude shows in verse 6 “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day”. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him”. Thus proving that these rebellious angels that came down are preserved for the judgement day of our lord when he returns.

So, how or why was the book of Enoch removed? After the death of the apostles the leaders of the Christian church formed a council of ministers and they decided what should or should not be included in the modern bible. Hence, it was removed, but it was well known to the Jews including our lord Jesus.

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Quoted from the internet. (Copied and pasted)

“The Book of Enoch was extent centuries before the birth of Christ and yet is considered by many to be more Christian in its theology than Jewish. It was considered scripture by many early Christians. The earliest literature of the so-called “Church Fathers” is filled with references to this mysterious book. The early second century “Epistle of Barnabus” makes much use of the book of Enoch. Second and Third century “Church Fathers” like Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origin and Clement of Alexandria all make use of the book of Enoch. Tertullian (160-230 C.E) even called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture”. The Ethiopic Church even added the book of Enoch to its official canon. It was widely known and read the first three centuries after Christ. This and many other books became discredited after the Council of Laodicea. And being under ban of the authorities, afterwards it gradually passed out of circulation”.

In my opinion it is invaluable to the history of man-kind and to the history of the earth in general. We are told very briefly in Genesis chapter 6 about the sons of God coming down to the earth but the information about them is quite scanty, whereas the scribe Enoch expands on the events.

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He tells us when they came down to the earth, which was during the days of Jared, his father, so logically speaking most probably before the birth of Enoch otherwise it would read during the days of Enoch. So, it would have been between 460 and 622 years after the creation of Adam and before the birth of Enoch.

Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methu’selah, and it says, after that he walked with God, so it is possible it was after the birth of Enoch’s son, that he was acquainted with the sons of God. So we can extend the boundaries a further 65 years for the sons of God to coming down. Between 460-687 years after Adam.

So after Enoch was about 65 years old and fathered his first son, then it says, he walked with God, so on that basis, it seems that he associated with the spirit sons from about 687 years after Adam was created until Enoch was no more at about 365 years. Hence, being with them for about 300 years before being taken and a few years with them after he had been taken, in all 413 years to their incarceration in the deserts, 1,100 after the creation of Adam.  

Also in the years that followed between 687 and their incarceration under the deserts in 1,100 years which amounts to about 400 years, they enjoyed the association with the daughters of man and had many children with them. Again, according to Enoch. God put it into their hearts, (Nephelim) to turn against one another and to kill each other while their angelic fathers looked on, seeing their offspring dying and not being able to help them caused them a great deal of pain and sorrow.

It is interesting that the dates and events fit the rest of the bible. The punishment handed out to those rebellious sons of God was for the duration of “70 generations” which equals 4,900 years.  (a generation being 3 score years and 10)

Also the rebellious leaders of them were to be buried deep under the deserts in the Middle East close to the place where they came down and made an oath on Mount Hermon, until that time. Peter shows that after the resurrection of Jesus he went and preached to the angels that were confined in prison bonds. (1st Peter chapter 3v 19, 20)

The end of that 4,900 years will coincide with the end of the 6 thousand years under Satan and the beginning of the seventh day, the Day of Judgement will start under our lord Jesus. That means the incarceration would take place about 1,100 years after Adam’s creation, which coincides with the time periods of them coming to the earth. They were with Enoch for those 300 years after he fathered his son and after he was taken. It is also of interest that Enoch is known as “the scribe” meaning he wrote about these things and passed them on.

As the last day of one thousand years begins, it will start with our lord passing judgement upon these spirit sons. It shows in the Revelations to the apostle John that our lord will return and fight these rebellious spirit sons, riding into battle seated on white horses signifying righteous warfare.


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They will be dealt with and cleared from the face of the earth before he prepares a place for the resurrection of “his” people to be re-united again just as he promised, “I will come again and take you to be with me”. As for all those who are still alive at that time, he will send his angels to “collect” them to join those resurrected.

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THE NEW HEAVENS DRAWS NEAR!

images (6)   THE GREAT TRIBULATION NEARS IT’S END!

In order to understand how the great tribulation upon the earth comes about we need background information. We are told by Daniel in chapter 12v1-3, the tribulation will be very great and will be a one-off disaster never to be repeated ever again. “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book” 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.”

 This tribulation is to be the “greatest time of distress and trouble since there was a nation”,  probably referring the the nation of Israel, and as we know the rebellious angels were imprisoned in the deep desserts in the middle east, where the fighting against them takes place, we can see the land of Israel is right in the middle of that area, hence the greatest tribulation in that area. But, the promise is, that everyone whose name have already been written down in the book for life shall be delivered safely. The tribulation will be a one-off tribulation and we are promised it will never happen again.

 This gives us an insight as to the severity of the tribulation in the last days and also it gives us faith that as our lord is concerned about “saving” lives we can be assured it will not be him that is instigating the tribulation upon the human family as Jehovah’s witnesses preach. There is very little difference between Jehovah’s witnesses and the Islamic State, they both want to rule the earth under their terms, with them as the sole survivors, but it will never happen, Neither of these religions will rule the earth!

 When our Lord’s adversary destroyed the wonderful creation of the earthly family in the beginning through envy and jealousy, he became known as “Satan”, meaning resister and he was also labelled as “the liar” the first lie was told by him. “You positively will not die if you eat from the tree”. He may have thought, why molly-coddle these humans when they should be thinking for themselves as to what is right and wrong. I could make a better job than this.

 The angels had knowledge of what was right and wrong, so he may have thought, why not man? The tree was called “the knowledge of good and bad”, so Satan encouraged Eve to eat from that tree. Genesis chapter 3v4, 5, 22-24. Of course as the angels had this knowledge of right and wrong it made it inexcusable when he lied to Eve. This was a deliberate act to sabotage the human creation under our lord.

 From that time onwards the earthly family came under him, Satan, and Adam and Eve were turned out of their lovely home to be cared for by Satan instead of our lord, who now became the over-lord, or god of the earth. He even had the cheek to offer the kingdoms of the earth to our lord Jesus when he came to the earth, if he did just one act of worship to him.  (Luke chapter 4v5-14) Thus proving the kingdoms over the earth really do belong to him. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. 2nd Corinthians chapter 4v4.

 Not long after this, during the days of Jared, the father of Enoch, the “sons of God” came down to the earth (Genesis chapter 6v1-14) (according the book of Enoch, 200 came down) and saw the women, how beautiful they were and wanted to have sexual relations with them and they each chose one woman, produced offspring which were called “Nephilim”, made up of both earthly and spirit in nature, they produced a new life form on the earth. So, because of the mixing of the genes, the Nephilim were freaks of nature and were very violent towards the earthly creation and threatened to wipe out the original creation of man replacing them with his own creation on the earth.

 Quote from the book of Enoch chapter 10.

“And the Lord said unto Michael: ‘Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves 12 with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is 13 for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and 14 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all 15generations”.

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This corresponds with the time period of the days as being one thousand years each. These rebellious angels came during the days of Jared, (according to Enoch) and were condemned by God and they were to be buried deep inside the desert areas in the middle East and  await their judgement to be punished at the end of 4.900 years, being seven generations, 7×70 years until the judgement time for them is fulfilled. Then they would finally get judgement passed upon them and they will all be destroyed. Being in the middle east where the war amongst those rebellions angels take place  Israel is situated right in the middle of things, we can just imagine how great this tribulation will be in that area, just as foretold by Daniel.

If the time periods are correct, then the beginning of the seventh day of one thousand years starts at the end of those 4,900 years after their punishment started, and they came down during the days of Jared, the fifth generation from Adam and he was born 460 years after Adam was created. So from the birth of Jared to the punishment upon the spirit sons taking place, they could have been here anytime from 460-1,100 years after Adam.

 Allowing their punishment to start approximately 1,100 years after the creation of Adam, and during the days of Jared. 1,100+4,900 = 6,000)

This time period also corresponds with Daniels prophecy of chapter 9v23-27. Which covers 1519-2009 = 490 years from the time the decree goes out to restore and build the spiritual city of Jerusalem. Showing the judgement day of one thousand years under our lord starts at the end of that time period approximately starting in 2010 CE.

The prophecy in chapter 9 shows, 490 years to the anointing of a holy one, so at the end of that 490 years the holy one will be anointed as our king. The beginning of the day of judgment of one thousand years, starts with the judgment upon the household of God. 1st Peter chapter 4v17. Meaning the day of our lord starts with the judgment upon God’s spirit sons that came down to the earth and was punished and were awaiting their outcome.

The book of Enoch shows the angelic spirit sons came down on Mount Hermon where they swore an oath of allegiance to each other, and it was the same area in the deepest deserts that they were confined, so it will be in the same area where the battle will be fought, where they will be gathered together at the place called Armageddon. Mountain of Megiddo, in the Middle East, just where the war started in Syria, in 2010 and is now in its 7th year of warfare. When all pieces fit together like a big jigsaw, then it must be right!

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  According to the book of Enoch the rebel angel’s children the Nephelim would turn on each other and kill each other before the flood showing the condemnation starts before the flood of Noah’s day. ‘Quote,

 “Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in 10 battle: for length of days shall they not have”. The earth became so filled with their violence that the only way to control them was to bring about a world-wide flood upon the earth, and to select a few righteous souls to survive and to start the family over again. Just one problem with this?

 When the flood waters began killing all those that were not in the ark, the Nephilim’s earthly side of their nature, those who were still alive at that time, died in the waters and the spirit side broke out, (like a butterfly breaking out of a chrysalis) hence, they became the evil spirits that were on the earth when Jesus came. They could not go to the high heavens because they were half-breads so as they had been created on the earth they were confined to the earth until judgement day. We are told, Jesus preached to these spirits after his resurrection. (1st Peter chapter 3v18-21) 

The fact that Jesus preached to them gives us a clue as to their chance of survival. They would have been given the opportunity to get saved through the blood of our lord, the same gift to the human family as they were partly created from the human family of women.

 It was not long after the flood to clean up the earth that it again began to be contaminated by Satan. It was the great grandson of Noah, Nimrod, son of Cush, son of Ham, (Genesis chapter 10v6-15) who tried to separate the people by building a city, the city became known as Babel. (Genesis chapter 11v4-10) In order to stop them building this city and tower, and from isolating themselves away from the rest of the people, our Lord confused their languages so that they could not understand each other and the building work stopped.

 The people left the city and travelled with their own people that spoke the same language as they, and so, this is how the earth became divided into different peoples and cultures around the earth today. Each group of people were given their own angelic prince to care for them, that is why it is mentioned by Daniel that Michael was the prince over his people Israel.

 It is also interesting that each group took with them the ideas of building towers high into the heavens for worship and today when you look around the earth many of the people have tall towers, which resembles the Babel tower. (Ziggurats)

 

Even the churches and cathedrals around the earth have the same desire, to have a place of worship high in a city, as a focal point for worship.

 

  Daniel shows that when Gabriel was sent to him, he had to fight his way through these angelic princes who would not allow him to get through to the earth so he had to get Michael to help him. This shows us, the angelic princes guard the earth and they are prepared to fight in order to keep what they have. (Daniel chapter 10v12-15, 20)

 We are told in God’s word that our lord Jesus is “Lord of the Sabbath” the lord of the seventh day, Peter explains “one day with our lord is as one thousand years” so at the end of six thousand years from Adam, the seventh day begins under our lord Jesus and his kingdom. This day is also called “the day of judgement” the day when new scrolls are opened and people will be judged throughout this day of one thousand years, according to how they obey them. (Revelation chapter 20v12)

 We do not know yet what these scrolls will contain but, they will change things on the earth for us, for instance man will not learn war any more and this will be enforced. Also, we shall not continue killing the animals for food or sport, in order to fulfil Isaiah chapter 2v2-5, 11v6-10.

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 It will be just like it was before the flood of Noah’s day when all earthly subjects including the giant mammals were fed on the vegetation of the ground. Man have found proof of this by the melting snow in the ice caps where mammals were unearthed fully preserved with vegetation in their mouths. 

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These new scrolls will in turn produce a new earth just as Peter tells us in his second letter chapter 2v1-3v1-15. It also shows us that this day of our lord, the judgement will start with the household of God. 1stpeter chapter 4v17. God’s household being his spirit sons who sinned and are confined to the earth.

 Daniel was privileged to see a vision of this great battle, war, which he records for us in chapter 10 also in chapter 11 the battle is mainly between the “king of the North” and the “king of the South”. Again, here, we are referring to the angelic ruling ones over the earth. The war he saw was so horrific that it made Daniel ill.

 One needs logic to understand Daniel’s prophesies, the great war he had a vision of in chapter 10 makes him sick because it is too terrible to comprehend. And in chapter 11 the war is primarily between the king of the North and the king of the South. This is where one needs logic to understand these two kings. North of where? South of where?

 The Jews are no longer God’s people today, they forfeited this right when they killed God’s son Jesus. Jesus formed a new people under a new covenant for life which included both Jews and gentiles. (John chapter 6 also chapter 10v16) fulfilling the laws of Moses and bringing them to a close. So the ancient city of Jerusalem today do not come into the prophesies of the end depicted in Daniel’s book. 

The new spiritual Jerusalem today is world-wide just as it was formed by Jesus, when he told the Jews in Jerusalem “your house is abandoned to you” Luke chapter 13v33, Matthew chapter 23v38, and he will destroy the temple in the city and raise it up in three days anew. Here Jesus was talking about a spiritual temple   that he will raise up in the resurrection of the bride class those that make up his body. (John chapter 2v13-23.)

 This is also confirmed by what Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, she was enquiring about the correct place one should worship and he told her recorded for us in John chapter 4v20-26 The time is coming when you will not be worshipping in either Jerusalem or this mountain because people will worship in spirit and truth. In order to worship in spirit, means no particular place of worship such as Jerusalem or the mountain in Samaria.  

 When we consider the areas of the angelic rulers, the earth and the earth’s heavens, so logically, this would represent those ruling in the heavens as the NORTH to the earth, and the SOUTH would represent the earth, those ruling on the earth. Does this make sense?

 Yes! Really, as Satan made war upon Michael in the earth’s heavens and was defeated and hurled down to the earth with his angels, being restricted now to the earth Revelation chapter  12v7-17 Satan, no longer able to go to the heavens gives all his kingdom and authority in the heavens to another angelic one who will reign over the earth for 42 months.  Rev 13v2-10 and it was granted to him to make war upon the saints and to conquer them. Revelation chapter 11 shows how the two angelic witnesses were killed by this ruler, who is now known as “The King of Babylon”,  Becoming the head of gold in Daniel chapter 2, thus now making him the king of Babylon, THE KING OF THE NORTH, in the earth’s heavens.

 So we now have two angelic kings, one in the heavens whom Satan appointed over the heavens, the king of the north and Satan who was hurled down to the earth represents the king of the south. Eventually these two kings will engage in warfare for the earth.

 But until that time, the newly appointed king of the North is the head over all the other angelic kingdoms in the heavens, and he makes war upon the righteous angels that came down with Jesus

when he made his inspection visit on the church and separated them as sheep from the goats removing the sheep to a place of safety out of the spiritual city of Jerusalem. Also too, the now, king of the South, Satan, will be searching out all those righteous angels that were on the earth. This will last for the duration of the reign of the new king appointed by Satan who will reign for 42 months only.

 As the 42 months comes to a close, the stone will smash the feet of the angelic kingdoms over the earth which includes all the kingdoms under the head of gold, the king of Babylon, the king of the North, hurling all the rebellious angels down to the earth. Now joining Satan here on the earth and bringing the conflict of the two kings now down on the earth.

 The stone represents the kingdom of our lord, and the Sabbath day of one thousand years begins with the judgement on God’s household, his angelic ones. The heavens have now been cleansed and all the rebellious angels have been hurled down to the earth. Revelation chapter 12v12. Woe for the earth, the devil is now very angry as Revelation chapter 19v11-21 shows.

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All the angelic rulers have now been hurled down to the earth to join Satan and they will amalgamate their forces to war against our lord who will come with his armies. Eventually they will all gather together to the place called Armageddon for the final outcome where they will all meet their death. (Revelation chapter 16v16)

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They will cause a great tribulation on the earth and its inhabitants and cause us great distress and according the prophesies of Enoch, they will even use the human family on the earth to carry out their atrocities. Just like the time when Jesus was here on the earth when he was able to expel many. We have the account recorded for us in Luke chapter 8v2-4 where Mary Magdalene had seven demons expelled from possessing her, and when Jesus sent out the twelve to preach, he gave them authority to expel these evil spirits too. Then, later he sent out seventy more and gave them authority too. (chapter 10v1, 7) We have read from Daniel how unscrupulous they can be and a great time of distress will come upon the human creation. (Daniel chapter 12v1)

 One account can be found in Luke chapter 8v26-38 where a man who was possessed by these evil spirits hung around the tombs harassing everyone and was very violent towards them. Jesus expelled them from the man and later the man was found  fully healed, dressed and clean sitting inside the temple fully restored to his right senses. It shows what happens when the evil spirits inhabit humans and becomes parasites who rely on us, we have been told by Enoch that this is what will happen in the last days causing a great tribulation to come upon us.

    I quote from chapter 15v8-12 from the book of Enoch. 8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon 9 the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; 10 they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless 12 hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.   End of quote!

 (These two spirit seeds will be rivals, the Nephilim and the legitimate spirits born of the sons of God and the spirit wives given to them by God. The Nephilim will claim they are superior to their younger rivals because they were produced from the human women of the earth. So they have more right to be here on the earth.)

 The seed of Satan, “the demon spirits”, will engage the services of the human family to bring about a tribulation on the earth to establish a worldwide dominion of the human family, just like the demon spirits that possessed men in the first century when Jesus was on the earth and he expelled them, so too at this time of the end they will again enter into some of the human race to fulfil their purposes to take over the world which we can see right now in certain places on the earth today where extremist groups of Moslems are trying to take over the earth. The supremacy of the world is now at stake between the seed of the Christ and the seed of the Antichrist. The seed of the righteous woman and the seed of Satan.

 We are so blessed to have our lord fighting for us at this time and we know from God’s word, we will have a righteous kingdom government over us at last.

 Only when these evil rebels have been dealt with shall a place be prepared by our lord to have his apostles and others that make up the first resurrection take place, and they will all be reunited with our lord. Those that are still alive at that time belonging to that group, Jesus will send his angels to COLLECT them to join up with the others. They will share in his kingdom glory over the earth for the remainder of the one thousand years and see the wonderful transformation take place to produce the new earth. Peace and a paradise will be restored world-wide.

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IMPORTANT SNIPPETS. LOT’S WIFE!

bible-21         WHY AND HOW DID LOT’S WIFE DIE?

Genesis chapter 19 gives a very interesting account of Lot and his family. Lot, being the nephew of Abraham, took up dwelling in the city of Sodom with his wife and two daughters, but the city and surrounding cities were very corrupt and was due for destruction.

 Most people have heard of the account of Lot’s wife being turned into a pillar of salt because “she looked back” according to verse 26, but no one actually reads the account accurately. They will all say she was running away from Sodom and disobeyed the angel, looked back and was killed, and there are numerous pictures on the internet which shows the destruction taking place in the background. But did it really happen this way? Were they running away at the time? NO! They were NOT!

Just imagine a storm was coming your way and you are running to get to a shelter, you can hear the roaring of the thunder and see the lightening striking, it is only human nature that you would look back just to see how close the storm was getting. Is this really what the angel meant when he told them not to look back or they would be swept away? Again, the answer is NO! It is NOT what the angel told them.  

 The chapter gives a detailed account of what took place when the two angels visited the city. Read the chapter with me and be amazed to actually see the truth enfolding.

19 v1 “The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. 10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door. 12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. 15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” 16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” 18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! 19 Your servant has found favour in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.” 21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.) 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt”. End of the bible’s account.

 Did you see what actually happened? The first 15 verses shows just how disgusting the city had become when even visitors to the city was not safe from being sexually abused. The next few verses show the reluctance of Lot to leave the city and he was finding it very hard to just walk away and leave everything behind. That was why the angels had to take them to the city gate early in the morning by holding onto them, they were insisting they leave right away.

 But if you noticed verse 22, it holds the key to the events of the destruction that was to take place. Lot did not want to flee to the mountains so he asked the angel if they could flee to the nearby town of Zoar instead, this, the angel granted them. This city was a short distance from Sodom. Note! The angel tells them 21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.)

23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 

 Yes! The angel is very explicit here, “I cannot do anything until you reach the city”. So by Lot’s wife looking back to see the destruction is NOT RIGHT! It also shows they reached the city before the destruction started. So how did Lot’s wife get caught up in the destruction as stated in verse 26, “but Lot’s wife looked back”?

 The destruction did not start until AFTER they reached Zoar and was SAFELY INSIDE the city. Then the destruction started. The picture of the destruction in the background while they were fleeing is TOTALLY WRONG!
Just imagine being with a group of people and one of them says, don’t look now but so and so is behind us, it is only human nature to turn your head to see, and in Lot’s case, there would have been nothing to see by turning around to look because they were told the destruction would not even start until they reached safety anyway.

So how did Lot’s wife “look back” and was killed when she was safely inside Zoar?
She looked back in her heart longing for her home and possessions and allowed that longing to override her actions and she left the city of safety without telling her family and was caught up in the destruction. We know Zoar was only a few hours away, as the account shows, they left Sodom as the sun came up and reached Zoar when the sun had risen high. The destruction of sulphur that rained down could be likened to a very heavy snow storm, when the snow sticks it can cover you quite quickly disorienting a person, and the sulphur would have affected her breathing. “A pillar of salt” indicates she was stood upright and became covered very quickly.

 The conclusion being, Lot and his family did not want to leave Sodom as they had settled down well in that city so they found it hard now to leave everything behind and to walk away from it all, that is why the angels told him, do not look back referring to looking back in their hearts at what they were leaving behind but to go forwards to a new life. The angel certainly was not saying don’t look back at the destruction taking place because nothing was going to happen until they reached safety anyway.

 Luke’s reference to Lot in chapter 17v28-32 shows the Jews fully understood what happened to Lot’s wife. “Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot–they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all–
so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.
Remember Lot’s wife”. (ESV)

Thus confirming the events of what happened to Lot’s wife, she tried to return to her home to retrieve something without telling her husband, hence behind his back, she may have thought it is a short distance so she could make it without anyone knowing, and she was caught up in the destruction. Had she remained in the safety of Zoar, she would not have died.

It was the same promise that was made to Rahab the harlot, when she saved the two spies in Jericho, all those within her house were promised safety, but only if they REMAINED inside, but if they left the safety of her house they were not under the promise of safety. (Joshua chapter 2v1-22)

This shows how very important it is to read every word and not to jump to your own conclusions especially if you are teachers of God’s word. 

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IMPORTANT SNIPPETS!

bible-21             SNIPPETS OF INTEREST!

While we await for the new heavens to be fully set up we could take a look at a few snippets of information from the bible which has confused many people in the past.

For instance, what exactly does 1st John chapter 3v2 actually mean when Christ appears, we shall be like him?

 John writes: ~ “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.  All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure”.

There has been a great deal of controversy concerning Jesus “appearing” John says, we shall be like him and we shall see him. The majority of people think when he appears he will be of the spirit and his close friends would be like him, of the spirit.

It was not the time for John to know the details, but, now our understanding has become a lot clearer and we need to examine this logically.   

To “appear” is to be seen, just as Jesus appeared to his apostles on many occasions after his resurrection, appearing as a man he said to them look and touch me I am not a spirit, because you can touch and feel me. He also met them when they were fishing and ate a meal with them, again spirits do not eat food. There is no record of Jesus appearing to them as a spirit in a glorious body only in the form of a man.

Spirits appeared to Abraham and his nephew Lot as men and he thought they were travellers passing by.

So when John says, “when he appears we shall be like him”, he is NOT saying we shall be spirits with him, but we shall see him the same as us in human form, we shall be like him, or, he will be like us.

But, the account we are told of in the revelations to the apostle John “when he comes in glory then this coming will be a glorious sight. Every eye will see him even those who pierced him” as the revelations to John are “spiritual or heavenly dramas this sighting too is of the spirit”.  Revelation chapter 1v7.

But who are those referred to as” those who pierced him”? Obviously it is not referring to the Jewish men who had him killed because they are still asleep in the grave, so logic dictates, it must be referring to the angelic ones who procured his death. So when he comes in glory, the angels will see him coming in the clouds not mankind. Humans cannot see someone who is spirit unless they reveal themselves nor can they see “in the clouds” because just as in the first century, the cloud hid Jesus from the apostle’s sight as this account shows.

In Acts chapter 1v9-11 Jesus met with his apostles to say goodbye to them and as he was taken up in a cloud he was hidden from the apostle’s sight. “They were still gazing into heaven as he went, two men stood by them in white robes and said, men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way you saw him go into heaven”.

One needs logic, which is common sense to fully understand just what the two men in white were saying to them. They said that Jesus will come in the same way as they saw him go. The apostles saw Jesus the man being taking up then the cloud hid him, and they did not see him any more, but the men said, “As they saw him go”. So he will return in the form of a man just as the apostles saw him going. Even the two men that were dressed in white were in the form of men.

Also it is interesting to note, the apostles were looking into heaven, of course this could not possibly be the high heavens where our father’s abode is, but, Genesis chapter 1v6-8, explains the area above the surface of the earth is called “heaven” or to us the “sky”. So, the sky is the heavens, the earth’s heavens.

Another point of interest is, when Jesus entered into Jerusalem riding on an ass, before his death, he rode in according to the custom of offering himself as the king and was accepted as the king of the Jews. The kingdom of David was given to him and after his death and resurrection his apostles asked him, “are you restoring the kingdom back to Israel” at this time? Thus showing they were still under the gentile nations and had been since 605 BC. We know the kingdom of Israel will be restored under our lord Jesus as an “EARTHLY KINGDOM” ruling on the earth just as king David did but in “spiritual Zion”.

Zechariah chapter 9v9 says, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; he is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey. Also Matthew chapter 21v2-3

“saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. “And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, `The Lord has need of them”. So, Jesus will return as a man to meet his wife.

So, in answer to John’s word, “when Jesus appears we shall be like him and we shall see him as he is”, as no mention of his appearing being after the resurrection of the apostles and others, we shall see the man Jesus and we shall be like him means we must still be human in form and Jesus appearing will also be in human form.   

Adding to this is the statement in Revelation chapter 21v9-15 which says: ~ “ One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”  And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.  It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.  There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.  The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb”.                                            

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WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE UNDER THE “NEW HEAVENS”?

  bible-21    CHANGES! UNDER THE NEW HEAVENS!

 In the model prayer Jesus taught his people, saying, “pray then this way” Our father who art in the heavens, let your kingdom come, (over us on the earth) and let your will take place on the earth as it does in the high heavens, over your own household. (Matthew chapter 6v10) This was in answer to the request of his apostles, “show us how to pray”. Note! Jesus says pray “this way” it was the way to pray, a guide or a model to work from as to how to pray. The apostles asked him, “teach us how to pray” and not tell us what to pray.

 Okay I have worded it a little differently to give it more understanding and as Jesus says in verse 7, “do not say the same things over again in prayer, reciting the same words but give your prayer meaning as coming from your heart”. He did not intend to have his recorded words recited as a prayer to be repeated over and over again, as the churches teach but he was giving the gist of “how” to pray and what to pray for.

 A prayer is a conversation between us and our heavenly father and if a prayer comes from our heart we cannot really recite someone else’s prayer because it will not be our prayer.

 Just as when Jesus prayed, “give us today our daily bread”, on reciting these words, do you know and understand what this “daily bread” is and what it means? If you do not fully understand what they mean and you recite them, then your prayer becomes meaningless to you and to our God.

 Of course Jesus was not talking about the physical food that sustains us, he was referring to the “spiritual bread”, which is taking in knowledge of our father and the one he sent forth Jesus Christ as recorded for us in John chapter 6 where he refers to himself as the “living bread” that came down from heaven and anyone eating of this “living bread”, which is represented by the body of our lord, will attain eternal life. So the daily bread Jesus was referring to in his model prayer was a full daily supply of spiritual food.

In fact Jesus expands on this point even further in that same chapter of John while talking to the Jews he stated, they all ate the manna (bread) in the wilderness but they still all died, but all who eat from the living bread (Jesus Christ) will live. It is also of interest to note that what is referred to “as the lord’s prayer” taken from Matthew chapter 6 and used in talking to our heavenly father, does NOT include the words “for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever AMEN” these words have been added by church leaders, so anyone reciting the whole prayer is not just reciting Jesus words but also the added words by the church leaders. 

 God’s kingdom was and still is very important to Jesus in fact he wanted this kingdom so badly over the earth that Satan, knowing of his strong desires was said to offer Jesus all the kingdoms over the earth if he worshipped him, so why will God’s kingdom be so different for us on the earth? Peter refers to it as “a new heavens” which in turn will produce a “new earth”. (2nd peter chapter 3v13)

 So what did Peter mean by a “new heaven’s and a new earth”? A new heaven’s indicates that the old heavens will be done away with and replaced with a new one. Let God’s holy spirit light up his word to us. 

images (9)It will be a completely different set up from what we have had over the past 6 thousand years, this “new heavens” will have “one king ruling over the whole of the earth” and not multiple rulers over different areas as shown in the book of Daniel chapter 10. So how did this old set up come about in the first place?

 It goes back to the beautiful garden home that our lord provided for our first parents when he created everything perfect and placed them in the garden home. The tenancy agreement had just one stipulation, not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. It seemed such a simple request. But one of our lord’s heavenly brothers, the one that became Satan, was an envious and jealous person who wanted to take over and do things his way instead. 

 The spirit sons already had knowledge of good and bad, so it was inexcusable that he should be devious and seduce the woman into disobeying her husband Adam and to eat off the tree. (Genesis chapter 3v22-24)

 Satan may have made the comment, why molly-coddle these people giving them all these wonderful provisions, how do you know they really appreciate them? Put them to the test. I could make a better ruler over them if you let me test them, I will prove to you that I could get them to sin.

 He had the knack of knowing the thoughts of the hearts of the human family even from the beginning, he knew Eve wondered what it would be like to know and understand everything just like their creator, and this is just what Satan used, he told Eve, she would be “just like God knowing good and bad” and that was why he did not want her to eat from that tree. With the temptation laid, he just waited for it to take root and the sin would take place.

 This was the same ploy Satan used throughout history, even with the temptation of Jesus by offering him his heart’s desire, ALL the kingdoms over the earth. James chapter 1v14 explains this more fully. “Everyone is drawn out and tested, or entised, by their own desires, when fulfilled, it produces sin”. Showing each and everyone one that make up the body of our lord will be tested in this way by our own individual desires.

 Another one of Satan’s conquests was Peter, he loved our lord Jesus so much he said he was even prepared to die for him and that he would never desert him. (Mark 14v31) But in Luke chapter 22v33,34. Jesus says that Peter will deny him three times before the cock crows in the morning. This fear of man was planted in Peter’s heart by Satan. Just as Satan entered into Judas to betray Jesus recorded for us is Luke chapter 22v3. Satan knew of Judas’s love of money and wealth and he used this desire to be given money by the scribes to betray Jesus.

 Which brings us to Jesus words to his apostles in Luke chapter 22v31 “Satan had demanded to sift you all as to wheat”. Again showing all those who make up the body of our lord Jesus will be severely tested by Satan using our own individual desires. This may seem a little unfair but when we remember all those that make up the first resurrection will all have been tried and tested beforehand, and are granted eternal life and once that had been given, this gift, it will not be taken away. Again, some may feel why should Satan be allowed to demand to tempt them, if their names have already been written down in heaven they have already been chosen by God to assist his son.

 Of course this too goes back to the garden of Eden where Satan was made the “overlord” of the earth for those six days. (6 thousand years) In fact Jesus expands on this by saying in John chapter 14v30 “the ruler of this world is coming and he has no hold on me”. Yes! Satan cannot “sift Jesus as to wheat” because Jesus was not the earthly product of the human family of flesh and blood but his life was transferred into the womb of Mary, which was used to incubate the life. So technically speaking Jesus was not a part of the human race of Mankind that had been handed over to Satan and this was why when Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms over the earth, Jesus did not say, “they do not belong to you to give” because Jesus knew Satan had been given the rulership.

 Satan also knew that Jesus would end up as the king and ruler over the whole of the earthly kingdom, so he was saying in effect, why bother waiting another two thousand years to achieve your desire when you can have it all now. I will give you all these kingdoms if you do one act of worship to me. Again proving the present set up over the earth as having multiple kingdoms over different people just as Daniel chapter 10 shows.

 It was after their sinning against our lord, that our heavenly father may have granted Satan power of attorney over the earth for six days to see what he could do, six days being 6,000 years (2nd Peter 3v8) as Satan had boasted he could make a better job than our lord, our heavenly father may have said, okay I grant you power over the earth, lets see what you can do, then for the seventh day, the Sabbath, the earth will return back to our lord.

 We have seen just what Satan have achieved during his reign, he has ruined the earth and we have never had peace on the earth. He has totally changed the face of man, in fact, how can we ever achieve peace when even the angels ruling us in the earth’s heavens war against each other. (Daniel chapters 10 and 11)

 The rebellion started with Satan, and soon spread to other sons of God coming to the earth and taking the daughters of humans to have offspring with them, which became known as Nephelim, sons made up by mixing the two life forms of spirit and flesh and blood. Our heavenly father stepped in and brought about a cleansing, causing a world-wide flood in which only a small number were saved. So, Satan was foiled from taking over the human creation and replacing them with his seed the Nephelim.

 Satan now uses a different ploy in order to destroy the flesh and blood creation from flourishing. He used the same tactics he used on Eve, and as the humans are now under him, he entered into Nimrod, who was Noah’s great grandson, and persuaded him to build a city to “keep all his people separate from the rest of the human race” this was actually going against our God, who instructed to spread out and fill the earth. (Genesis chapter 11v4-9) Our heavenly father stepped in once again and foiled Satan’s efforts and stopped the building work on the city to isolate and contain the people in one area, he confused the people by changing their languages so that they could not understand each other and the building work stopped.

 This was the start of segregating the people into different nations with different languages. Now Satan can offer his spirit brothers, kingdoms over the earth if they obey him. This is the set up we have been under for the past six thousand years, ruled over by the rebellious sons of God. Also, this is why a new heavens is needed, a new ruling system over the earth under one kingdom under our lord Jesus. It will take time to undo all Satan’s work but in time it will produce a new earth. He will unify the people into one people again with no language barriers or nationalities but one complete human creation.

 This will be a tremendous challenge for our lord to bring all the human population together under one king, one kingdom and the king’s consort, his wife.

 Replacing Satan’s kingdom of inherited sin and death for our lord’s kingdom of inherited eternal life.

                                                       Wonderful!

                                                           From this: ~

                                                              To this: ~

                                           I know what I would prefer.

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