The Jesuit New World Order

Friday, 14 December 2012

Babylon Rising
























One World Trade Center - Manhattan Island


It is well for Christians to discern the time that they live in. Christ reproved the Jews because they failed to recognize those things prophesied to occur in His day.

Matthew 16:2-3
But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?”

Not knowing the Scriptures, and those things Yahweh would do in their day, the Jews failed to recognize that it was the time of their visitation. They lived in that very hour when it had been prophesied that the Messiah must appear to bring salvation to mankind. There is another visitation of the Messiah prophesied to occur in these last days, but first there must be the appearing of the Antichrist and his minions. I urge you to study well the following words, for they are soon to be accomplished.

Revelation 13:2-9
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

My attention recently has been drawn to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York City. I believe the rise of One World Trade Center (formerly called Freedom Tower) parallels a work that Satan is accomplishing in the earth. From the time of man’s creation Satan has been seeking to establish his dominion over all mankind. His first success in doing so was observed at the building of another tower, the Tower of Babel.



















Artist’s Depiction of Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-9
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."  So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of the whole earth; and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.

Satan was the chief architect of the Tower of Babel. He is the one Freemasons refer to as The Great Architect of the Universe. The universal image Satan has chosen to display his rule over mankind is found on the Great Seal of America. It is observed on the back of the one dollar bill. It too is a tower of great construction.























This image is based upon the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The Great Pyramid is missing its capstone. In Freemasonry and other esoteric groups, the various layers of the pyramid represent the initiates into a secret order. The higher up one goes, the more aware they are of the true mind (the “mysteries”) of Satan. Albert Pike, former Grandmaster of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America declared that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be disclosed that their doctrines are in fact “Luciferian.” Satan is the god of Freemasonry, but the vast majority of those members at the lower levels are deceived about this fact. If they are Christian, they are told that Freemasonry is Christian. If they are Muslim, they are told that Freemasonry is Muslim. In truth, Freemasonry seeks to embrace all religions with the ultimate goal of bringing all men under the rule of Satan.

For more on the subject of Freemasonry, see the writing titled Freemasonry, the Spirit of Babylon.

http://www.heart4god.ws/id546.htm

The capstone can only be set upon the pyramid when all men have come under the rule of Satan. Those who are true disciples of Christ will not submit to Satan’s rule. Therefore, he will make war against them. John tells us in the book of Revelation that it will be granted to him “to make war with the saints and to overcome them.” It is a mystery of God that the disciples of Christ overcome the enemy through weakness. Outwardly the saints are put to death, but inwardly they triumph. Like Christ before them, they are like lambs led to the slaughter. They do not resist evil with weapons of flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual.

Revelation 12:11
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”

Christ used the word “martyrs” to describe His followers. They face a foe in this world who comes only “to kill, steal, and destroy.” Satan is greatly enraged against Christ and all of His followers. Yahshua did not overcome Satan by calling forth legions of angels, nor by telling His disciples to take up arms. He submitted to the suffering of the cross. He freely yielded up His life, overcoming evil with good. As He hung upon the cross He viewed those men who had become the unwitting pawns of Satan and declared, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”

Not long after Yahshua’s crucifixion we see Satan’s wrath unleashed upon the disciples of Christ. They too overcame by manifesting the same Spirit that was observed in Christ. The first Christian martyr was that righteous man Stephen. As he was being stoned to death he declared, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

It is for this reason that God does not deliver the saints from suffering the depredations of the adversary. We obtain victory not by force of arms, nor by successfully resisting the physical assaults of a spiritual foe and his earthly subjects. We obtain victory as we rule over the sinful passions of the flesh. Even as we are being persecuted, are suffering injustice, and being put to death, we conquer through forgiveness, manifesting love toward the very ones who are treating us with hate. For more on this deep truth, and to understand how the saints advance the kingdom and purposes of God through forgiving the sins of others, see the posts at the following links:

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/saviors-on-mount-zion-redeeming.html
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/saviors-on-mount-zion-reconciling.html

The earth is entering a time when the rule of Satan must once again come to its fullest extent upon the earth. Though his emissaries cloak their actions in words of benevolence and righteousness, underneath is the true heart of Satan. He comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. He is not, and never has been, the friend of mankind. The tower being built in New York serves as a symbol of the rising of Satan’s kingdom over the earth. It has been called “Freedom Tower,” but Satan comes only to enslave mankind. It is Christ who came to set men free.

On the Great Seal of the United States the capstone is pictured as an all seeing eye with rays of light radiating out from it. This bears a two-fold meaning. Satan claims to have all wisdom, to understand all mysteries, and to be able to pierce all darkness. He would like to portray himself as a being to whom nothing is hidden. Secondly, he would portray himself as a source of light to mankind. He is pictured as Prometheus, whose statue is set in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.


















Prometheus Bringing Fire to Mankind

Those who understand the mysteries of the Luciferian doctrines know that Satan would cast himself in the light of the friend of man when he tempted Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Albert Pike said that it is Jehovah who is the evil god, depicting the judgment upon Satan in the Garden as cruel and unjust. Lucifer is presented as the friend of man, bringing light to the world.

On the top of One World Trade Center an unusual, but highly symbolic, device will be placed. A spire will rise from the roof of the building. Toward the top of the spire will be a light that will be lit at night. It will be an exceptionally brilliant light, drawing all eyes to its splendor. It is a perfect parallel to the light coming from the top of the pyramid on the Great Seal of America. It will serve as a symbol of Lucifer being the “Light Bringer” to all mankind.























Spire Atop One World Trade Center
(Image from Architects Skidmore, Owens and Merrill)

This spire also resembles a great horn, as of a unicorn. This is also by design. Horns throughout the Bible are used as symbols of power and authority.

Psalms 92:10
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn...

It is significant that the spire resembles the horn of a unicorn. Of all land animals, the unicorn alone is known to have only a single horn. Satan is declaring that he will share his power with no one. He alone will be the master (Baal) of the world. As this building moves closer to completion, Satan is declaring that the hour is near at hand for his horn to be exalted above all mankind. As John testified in Revelation, “the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast.” Satan is the dragon.

Revelation 20:2
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan...

The Scriptures testify that Satan will exalt himself in this last hour as the ruler of the world. All mankind will be brought under his dominion in political, financial, and religious realms. In this same passage we read that “There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies...” The spire, and the roof of One World Trade Center, will be brimming with television broadcast antennas. This is the mouth of the Beast, and the Beast is the pawn of Satan.

29 May, 2003 - The New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Television Alliance has signed a deal to put as many as 22 antennae on top of Freedom Tower. The World Trade Center was home to many of New York's television and radio transmitters until the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Freedom Tower will be the new home to TV channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 28, 30, 31, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 53, 56, 61, and 68.
[Source: http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/439.php]

It is obvious that One World Trade Center has incorporated into its design the shape of a pyramid. Satan is testifying that the long awaited fulfillment of the design found on the Great Seal of America is at hand. His kingdom is rising. His rule over the earth through his chosen emissaries is at hand. Note the numerous pyramids evident in the design of the tower.























One World Trade Center

What is not as obvious to the casual observer is the fact that this building is constructed in an identical alignment to the three great pyramids found on the Giza plateau outside of Cairo, Egypt. The locations of the fallen two towers have been made into memorials. These memorials and the new tower are aligned in a perfect duplication of the alignment of the Egyptian pyramids.























The Christian who seeks understanding of this hour should keep in mind that the pyramids of Egypt are funerary structures. They were designed to hold those who were dead. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. This monument arising in New York City is being hailed as a monument to freedom, to victory over tyranny and terrorism. Yet, the very ground from which this monument arises was anointed with the blood of thousands who perished in a very deceitful action by the world rulers. Satan required a blood sacrifice to “hallow” the ground for this monument. The blood came from the lives of thousands of Americans, including hundreds of firemen who were rushing to rescue their fellow citizens.

The grounds of the One World Trade Center bear many marks from the false religious practices that Yahweh so often condemned in the pages of Scriptures. A grove of approximately 400 oak trees now adorns the property. Groves in the Old Testament were revealed to be the location of idolatrous worship of the Baals and Asherah.

Exodus 34:13-14
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: For thou shalt worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God...

II Chronicles 33:18-19
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.

The word “druid” means “oak priest.” The groves planted at the location of this high Luciferic shrine are observed in the following pictures.


















One World Trade Center Oak Grove














One World Trade Center Oak Groves

The foundations of the former towers are shown above. They have been turned into monuments. They are two of the largest manmade waterfalls on earth. The waters pour into an abyss at the center of each monument. Waters throughout Scripture represent death and the souls of men. What is represented is the work of Satan to destroy the lives of men, women, and children and to cast them into the abyss. These waterfalls are surrounded with a railing that has inscribed upon it the names of the thousands who perished in the two towers on 9-11.


















The Abyss and Names of the Dead

This monument is very dark and foreboding. The waters plunging into the abyss represent the billions of lives destroyed by Satan, and more that are soon to perish at his hands. Looking into this monument is like staring into the doorway to hell. It is a region without light, hidden away from the light of the Sun.


















Staring into the Abyss

It is no doubt not coincidental that as this tower has been under construction, a statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, and of funerary rites, made a visit to the island of Manhattan.
















Anubis in New York City


















Anubis Preparing the Dead

The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the Pharaoh. At this time, Anubis was the most important god of the dead...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubis]

There is much, much more symbolism associated with this site that reveals its association with the rise of Satan’s kingdom at the end of this age. The all seeing eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal is modeled after the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian deity, and a personification of Satan.

During the construction of the tower a service was held in which the Eye of Horus was formed on the grounds of this center. Men marching in formation became the medium by which Satan drew this symbol upon the ground. This act demonstrates his rule and control over the lives of men.

Eye of Horus Dedication Ceremony


Note also that the location of the World Trade Center has also become known as “Ground Zero.” The men in the video are marching around a circle, which is the symbol for “zero.” Alexander Hislop in the book The Two Babylons includes the following note on the ancient meaning of zero.

In our own language we have evidence that Zero had signified a circle among the Chaldeans; for what is Zero, the name of the cypher, but just a circle?... Zero in this sense had evidently come from the Chaldee zer, “to encompass...” As he who by the Chaldeans was regarded as the great “Seed,” was looked upon as the Sun incarnate, and as the emblem of the Sun was a circle, the hieroglyphical relation between zero, “the circle,” and zero, “the seed” was easily established.
[Page 18]

Alexander Hislop provides much more information on the name Zero, showing it to be the root from which the pagan Zoroaster is derived. Hislop goes on to write:

Zoroaster was an Assyrian or Chaldean and he was the founder of the idolatrous system of Babylon, and therefore Nimrod.
[Page 59]

Hislop provides much historical evidence in his book that Nimrod was the originator of the Babylonian mystery religions. This religion was antithetical to the worship of Yahweh, for it held Lucifer, in various guises, as the principle deity of its worship. The Scriptures declare that Nimrod was the founder of Babel, the site of the ancient tower of Babel.

Genesis 10:8, 10
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth... The beginning of his kingdom was Babel...

Hislop shows that Nimrod was worshiped as Zoroaster whose symbol was a circle. In an ancient foreshadowing of this present hour, Nimrod served as Satan’s emissary on the earth. He was the Beast, and Satan the Dragon.

By placing the symbol of the Zero at Ground Zero (as seen in the video above), and building this occult tower with all of its inherent symbolism, Satan is announcing the rebuilding of Babel, a world kingdom where all men are united under his rule through the governance of his appointed human emissary. Is it not more than coincidence that as this tower is rising to completion that the man occupying the chief position of world rule, the President of the United States where the headquarters for the United Nations is located, has chosen the circle as the image for his political campaign?























Is it not also to be observed in the image above the shape of a pyramid, with the separate capstone formed by the hands, bearing the all seeing eye and the out-raying beams of light? It has also formerly been mentioned in blogs on this site that the Secret Service had a new armored limousine built for Barack Obama. Vehicles represent ministries and this vehicle was given the nickname of “the beast” by the Secret Service.
















Barack Obama Depicted Seated in “The Beast”

I am not declaring that Barack Obama is “THE beast” of Revelation. Certainly, however, he is a type of world ruler that is fulfilling Satan’s desires in many subtle and overt ways. He is depicted as a benevolent crusader bringing positive “change” to mankind. Yet the ultimate change that Satan envisions is for all men to worship him, and to eradicate the worship of Yahweh and His Son from the earth.

The One World Trade Center is most assuredly a symbol of the rising of Babylon on the earth. Babylon is symbolic of Satan’s kingdom even as Zion is symbolic of Christ’s kingdom. Yahweh pronounced judgment on Babel by confusing the languages of men and separating mankind into divisions by tongues, tribes, and nations. Satan is seeking to undo this work of Yahweh. He would unite all men once more under one world government. One of his tools in this work is establishing such bonds of world trade that it becomes necessary to unite all men under a common financial system and a common rule of law.

The architects of the One World Trade Center have employed a geometrical shape in its construction that is quite unusual among the buildings of the world, but which is highly symbolic. The shape of the tower is called an “antiprism.”















Square Antiprism

The main building block of the One World Trade Center being built at the site of the old World Trade Center destroyed on September 11, 2001 has the shape of a square antiprism.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_antiprism]

As the tower itself rises from this cubic base, its square edges are chamfered back, transforming the square into eight tall isosceles triangles in elevation, or an elongated square antiprism... The spire will be an intense beam of light that will be lit at night and will likely be visible over a thousand feet (305 m) into the air above the tower.
[Source: http://www.tallestbuildingintheworld.com/building_id_109_Freedom+Tower+-+One+World+Trade+Center.php]

The antenna consists of two major components: a 408 -foot mast and a communications platform ring. The mast is a hybrid structure, consisting of a steel tower supporting the antenna and a special protective enclosure, called a radome, that is transparent to radio waves. The steel tower has eight sections stacked vertically and decreasing in width, while the radome enclosure is formed of a modular, fiberglass composite sandwich panel system arranged as octagonal antiprism modules.
[Source: http://www.som.com/content.cfm/one_world_trade_center]

Why the abundance of antiprisms in its construction? It is because of what is symbolized by the concept of an antiprism. A prism is used to divide light into separate colored rays. A single ray of light enters a prism and it exits it divided into the colors of the rainbow.















Prism

The prism serves as a parable of that work God accomplished at the tower of Babel. Look at the image above. The triangle is a pyramid shape. It is the prism. Light enters and is scattered. So too did God come down to the Tower of Babel and scatter mankind into various divisions by tongue, and tribe, and nation. Satan ever seeks to undo the work of God. He would create an antiprism where that which is scattered will be gathered together back into one.















Antiprism

Look closely at the back of the United States one dollar bill.











On one side we see the Great Seal with the image of the pyramid and the all seeing eye. The words Annuit Coeptis and Novus Ordo Seclorum surround it. The phrase 'Annuit Coeptis' is derived from Virgil and is usually translated as 'He favours our undertakings.' It must be kept in mind that Satan is called by God, “the great deceiver.” Americans have been taught that it is the God of Christianity who is being referred to by this phrase, but everything about the design of the great seal points back to Babylon and Satan. Lucifer is “he” who favored the work of the Masonic founding fathers of America.

Novus Ordo Seclorum is translated commonly as “New Order of the Ages.” Much is being spoken in this hour of creating a “New World Order.” This is Satan’s code phrase of a world under his dominion, having a central government, a single monetary system, and a one world religion.

On the other side of the dollar we see the image of the eagle.























In the eagle’s beak is a banner with the word E Pluribus Unum. These words mean “Out of many, one.” This is the antiprism. The antiprism reverses the work of the prism even as Satan is seeking to reverse the work of Yahweh. Satan would unite many diverse peoples, tongues and tribes under a common world rule. It is significant that these words are displayed on the back of the dollar bill. The United States dollar bill is used as the standard for commerce throughout the world. Satan has been working to unite the world through trade, thus we see the significance behind the name One World Trade Center.

The uniting of the world under a single government, financial system, and religion, will only come through much violence and death. In the passage from Revelation it is apparent that force of arms will be used to bring forth this New World Order. John writes of Satan’s emissary, the Beast, “they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?’” His power in the ability to wage war will eclipse all others in the earth. Ultimately, Satan will wage war with the true followers of Messiah that he might establish a unified religious system that is as much a melting pot and merger of diverse beliefs as the United States is a mixture of races from all across the world.

On April 18th (6+6+6), 2008 Pope Benedict XVI visited ground zero and pronounced a blessing upon the ground there. The Roman Catholic Pope hallowed the ground where Satan was constructing his great edifice and monument to his diabolical world rule. In the Pope’s of the Roman Catholic church is seen the drive to ecumenism. They have embraced all the world’s religions as is shown in the post at the following link:

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/deep-things-of-satan.html

The One World Trade Center when finished will rise to the height of 1,776 feet. The media, who serve as Satan’s mouthpiece and whose antennas will adorn the top of the building, would have all to believe that this height was chosen to commemorate the founding of America as a nation in the year 1776. It actually commemorates the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati in the same year. The Illuminati are those men and women throughout the world who are acting as Satan’s emissaries in bringing forth his desires.

Much more could be written of the occult symbolism surrounding this building. I do not wish to spend more time on the subject, however. That which is shared here should be sufficient to reveal the message I have desired to share. The hour is late. One World Trade Center is scheduled to be completed and open to tenants in the fall of 2013. The number 13 is found in abundance throughout this structure. The base is constructed of prisms that are 13 feet tall. The latitude and longitude of the tower location both end in the number 13. The square footage inside the building is a multiple of 13, etc..

Even as this building is nearing completion, so too are Satan’s plan quite advanced at this time. The Christian should be aware of the hour in which he lives. The days ahead will require great faith and a deep commitment to Christ. Those who would survive spiritually must know what it is to be led of the Spirit of Christ in all things. They must have a martyr’s mentality, not shrinking back from suffering, persecution, reproaches, and even death.

Now is the time to be advancing in spiritual growth and maturity. It is NOT the time to be pursuing the things of the world. Many are the Christians who will fall away in coming days. They will be as those described by Christ in the following words:

Mark 4:16-17
“In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.”

Are your present life decisions leading to a greater trust and dependency upon God, or are they leading to a greater reliance upon this world system? Are you looking to Medicaid, and Medicare for your health, to government food stamps for your food, to SSI, and various welfare programs for your shelter and provision? How then will you be prepared to stand in faith in an hour when allegiance to the Beast is required in order to obtain these things? Will you have the faith to flee from the Beast and trust Yahweh for your needs?

These are things the saints need to consider in this hour. Christ testified that before His return MANY will fall away from the faith.

Matthew 24:9-13
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Will not the deceivers of this hour be all the more appealing because they hold forth the promise of sustenance, safety, and a secure life if only the Christian will make some compromise of his faith? Will not many yield to the temptation to say that Christ is merely “one path” to God, but He is not the ONLY path? Already there are Christian voices making such statements. Watch the following video to see Joel Osteen making the following comments about Mitt Romney who is a Mormon.

"That's enough for me," Osteen said. "There's differences in all religion. I realize Mormonism is different from Christianity, but you know what, he's a man of faith and values. And to me, that's strong."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_162-57359651/osteen-romney-believer-in-christ-like-me/
Babylon is the city that the Scriptures use consistently to denote Satan’s kingdom, while Zion is emblematic of the kingdom of Yahweh and His Son Yahshua. Satan, of course, would turn this on its head. Even as those in the highest levels of Freemasonry are taught that Satan is the good god, and Yahweh is the evil God, so too does Freemasonry call Babylon by the name Zion. I demonstrated this in the writing titled “Freemasonry, the Spirit of Babylon.” Following is an excerpt from that writing.

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To demonstrate further the duplicity exercised by the architects of Freemasonry one need look no further than the pages of a Masonic Bible. As I was conducting this study a Masonic Bible was donated to the Macon Rescue Mission where I was on staff, and I purchased it. This Bible was published by the A. J. Holman company and is a very large family Bible that is filled with Masonic content at the front. One of the first articles is titled “The First Authentic Restoration of King Solomon’s Temple and Citadel.” The restoration is credited to John Wesley Kelchner and a statement precedes the article and following images.























Image of Solomon’s Temple from Masonic Bible

“Exactly the spectacle beheld by the eyes of Solomon when his artisans had finished.” Harvey Wiley Corbett, Architect

Following is an excerpt from this article.

How the Designs, Drawings and Pictures Were Obtained.

It is known to every reader of the Bible and student of Solomon’s days, that an amazingly exact description of the Temple and its associated structures has been carried down from the mists of antiquity by the Scriptures. Lineal measurements, materials employed, and ornamental detail are so graphically presented that restoration of the Temple at any time within a score of centuries past, awaited only the coming of a man with the vision to recognize its historic value, and the imagination to undertake the task.

Notwithstanding the universal interest in King Solomon’s Temple, a fascination which has created innumerable legends and romances during the intervening centuries, the incredible fact remains that no adequate effort to restore the Temple was made until John Wesley Kelchner, Archaeoligist, Bible Student and Lecturer, began thirty years ago to make real his vision of the scriptural description.
[End Quote]

It is espoused that the images created of Solomon’s Temple are accurate, having followed the Biblical details of its construction. However, the reality is far from the truth. What is depicted in this Bible are images of a Babylonian Ziggurat, the offspring of the original Tower of Babel, as well as numerous other Babylonian buildings and artistic images.

The image above shows the Masonic Bible’s depiction of the front view of Solomon’s Temple. Note that what is visioned here is a tower. Nowhere in Scripture is there any indication of a tower being incorporated in the construction of the Temple. The next image shows a more accurate rendering of the shape of Solomon’s Temple.
















One immediately notices the tremendous difference between this Biblically accurate rendering, and the fantastic depiction of the Temple in the Masonic Bible. Absent is any tower, as well as the numerous Babylonian images that decorated the facade of the Masonic painting.

Very clearly we can observe the principle that Masonry utilizes, namely to present before her adherents images of pagan and occult origin and to deceive the viewer as to what they are actually seeing. In this way Freemasonry is even trying to pass off an image of the Tower of Babel as if it was a depiction of Solomon’s Temple. Yet there is much more of this subterfuge in the following pages of the Masonic Bible.

The next image purports to be a faithful depiction of the entrance of the great porch of Solomon’s Temple.























Entrance to the Great Porch of Solomon’s Temple

Due to the size limitations of presenting this image here, you may not be able to observe the fine detail. This painting which is purported to be another angle of the front of Solomon’s Temple is filled with Babylonian imagery. The artwork seen in the murals and statuary is clearly of Babylonian origin. In the next image I have zoomed in on one prominent image, that of the winged bulls with the head of a man which decorate the right side of the stairs leading up to the Temple.



















Nimrod, Winged Bull


As the introduction to these pictures in the Masonic Bible has stated, the Scriptures provide precise details of the artwork, materials and dimensions of Solomon’s Temple. Nowhere in the Biblical account do we find any description of winged bulls with the head of a man. Where then does this image come from?

In Alexander Hislop’s classic book The Two Babylons, he shows an image of this same winged bull, and he gives the following account of its origin and meaning.

There was another way in which Nimrod’s power was symbolised besides by the horn. A synonym for Gheber, “The Mighty One,” was “Abir,” while “Aber” also signified “a wing.” Nimrod as head and captain of those men of war, by whom he surrounded himself, and who were the instruments of establishing his power, was “Baal-Aberin,” “Lord of the Mighty Ones.” But “Baal-Abirin” (pronounced in nearly the same way) signified “The Winged One,” and therefore in symbol he was represented not only as a horned bull, but as at once a horned and winged bull - as showing not merely that he was mighty himself, but that he had mighty ones under his command who were ever ready to carry his will into effect.

This symbol of Nimrod was copied by other kings of Mesopotamia, and images of it are still existing to this day. Yet we never read of such an image in association with Solomon’s Temple. Once more the Great Deceiver is seeking to convince the viewer of these images that they are looking at Solomon’s Temple when in actuality they are viewing images of Babylon.


















The Masonic Bible then proceeds to show other depictions of Solomon’s works. The Bible describes Solomon building The House of the Forest of Lebanon, and once more an artistic rendering is presented that is supposedly accurate in its representation of the actual building.

As one looks at this image they can see numerous Babylonian images decorating the grounds and the face of the building, including once more the winged bulls of Nimrod. In the background is observed the Tower of Babel which we have been told is Solomon’s Temple. We should understand then that what we are seeing is none other than a further image from Babylon. Indeed, what the artist has done is to copy wholesale an image of the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon and to overlay it upon this building. The following image shows what the Ishtar Gate looked like.























Ishtar Gate, Ancient Babylon

As we observe these two images side by side it is clearly observed that the Masonic Bible is practicing great deception by presenting images of Babylon as if they were images of Jerusalem.












When seen side-by-side, it is easy to see what deceit is being used by these Freemasons who were involved in this project.

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I included the preceding information that I might show you a great deceit of Satan that is evident in the London Olympics. Satan is constructing Babylon, his kingdom and rule upon the earth, but he is falsely calling it Zion. There has been much discussion of the logo chosen for the 2012 Olympics.



















Olympic Logo

People have said that the image is downright ugly. Some have suggested that it resembles the Nazi swastika. Many have questioned why such a design would be chosen. I believe the answer is readily available. The leaders of the nation of Iran lodged a formal protest when they discerned what was signified by this logo. A simple rearrangement of the characters spells the word Zion.










A bizarre footnote to this detail is that the video posted by the Olympic committee that displays the 2012 Olympic logo caused epileptic seizures in a number of people who viewed it, leading to the withdrawal of the video. The video can be viewed on YouTube at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs0hfhSje9M



In the Scriptures, seizures are associated with demonic possession.

Mark 9:17-26
"Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not." He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me." Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." Yahshua said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!" When Yahshua saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"  Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him.

You can find an article on the seizures induced by this Olympic video at the following link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6724245.stm

Following is an excerpt from the article:

Charity Epilepsy Action said it had received calls from people who had suffered fits after seeing it...

"The logo came up on TV and I was thinking about the 2012 Games and then I was out," he said...

It said it had even triggered breakthrough seizures where people have a relapse after being seizure-free for a long time.
[End Excerpt]

Although the medical profession would describe such experiences as the result of a condition known as photosensitive epilepsy, I believe there is a spiritual parable to be discerned. The overall message being conveyed through the XXX Olympiad is the arising of Satanic power in the earth. Satan is an usurper. His goal is to seize control over all humanity, substituting himself as the ruler of man in place of Yahshua the Messiah.

Satan has ever desired to corrupt that which God calls holy. Observing that Yahweh chose the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to be a people holy unto Himself, Satan has sought to corrupt this people more than any other. We see so many Jewish men and women in prominent positions in this fallen world system because Satan has chosen to mock Yahweh by turning God’s chosen people into his chief instruments in corrupting this world. Whether in television or the movies, in banking, politics, or many other realms, Jews have been recruited to serve as Satan’s instruments in establishing his rule over all the earth.

Kaballah is a discipline and school of thought concerned with the esoteric aspect of Rabbinic Judaism. The knowledge provided by Kaballah is intended to be understood by only a small number of people who are initiated into its mysteries. Kaballah arose out of Judaism, being a corruption of it. (The singer Madonna is a student of Kaballah.) Jewish Kaballist adherents worship Lucifer as the god of this world. Henry Makow, Ph.D. states the following on his website:

The "god" of the Kabbalah is not god at all. It is Lucifer. Freemasonry is based on the Kabbalah. Illuminati Jews and their Freemasonic allies are stealthily erecting a New World Order dedicated to Lucifer.
[Source: http://www.henrymakow.com/david_livingstone.html]

The presence of Jewish symbols and teachings are very much present in Freemasonry. There is a Bible present in the Masonic Lodges throughout Christian nations, but it is only opened to the Old Testament, that portion that the Jews believe to be Holy Scripture. The influence of Freemasonry, Luciferianism, and Kaballistic beliefs is widely seen in prominent places in Israel. The Rothschild banking family designed and paid for the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem. You can see the occult influence in the following article:

http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-israel-supreme-court/

I share this to proclaim to Christians that there is both a true and a false Zion. The true Zion is that which is heavenly, of which Yahshua the Messiah is the ruler.

Hebrews 12:22-24
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Yahshua the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

There is also the false Zion. This is that kingdom established by Satan in which numerous men and women have been recruited to bring forth in this earth. A secret cabal of super wealthy bankers, industrialists, politicians, and other powerful, beautiful, or talented members of society are utilized by Satan to bring forth this kingdom. How different are those members of Satan’s kingdom and those whom Christ has chosen!

I Corinthians 1:26-29
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

Satan would take man in his pride and arrogance and raise up his kingdom. Satan’s kingdom is Babylon, but he would deceive mankind by calling it Zion. Already, there is great evidence of Babylon on the site of the 2012 London Olympics. The main arena where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held, as well as many of the track and field events, is Olympic Stadium. A key component of its design, and one which is filled with symbolic meaning, is the lighting system. The name Lucifer means “light bearer.” Satan promotes himself as the bringer of light to mankind. As I have mentioned frequently, the symbol of Satan’s rule is the pyramid with the all-seeing eye atop it with out-raying beams of light.


















The Olympic Stadium in London is ringed with lights around its top edge which are all formed in the shape of pyramids.
















It would be hard to conceive of a more telling symbol of Lucifer’s kingdom being established over mankind. The spirit of Lucifer is the spirit of anti-Christ (in the place of Christ). Satan would present himself as the light of the world. It is himself whom he would depict as the one who shines light in the darkness. Let it be known also that it is the true disciples of Yahshua the Messiah who will be characterized as evil, and whose teachings, beliefs and actions will be called dark and wicked in the coming hour.

On the grounds of the Olympic site is also a monument, the largest public piece of art in the United Kingdom. It is being built specifically for the 2012 Olympics. It is called the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It rises 115 meters into the air (377 feet). The Wikipedia article on this monument contains the following words:

Tom Dyckhoff of The Times, while calling it a "a gift to the tabloids" and a "giant Mr. Messy," questioned whether the Olympic site needed another pointless icon, postulating whether Orbit would stand the test of time like the London Eye and become a true icon to match the Eiffel Tower, or a hopeless white elephant. Suggesting the project had echoes of Tatlin's Monument to the Third International, and especially Constant Nieuwenhuys' utopian city New Babylon, he asked whether Orbit was just as revolutionary or possessed the same ideological purpose...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcelorMittal_Orbit]

Dyckhoff, I believe, is on the right track in his thinking. The Orbit is “possessed” of “the same ideological purpose” as Nieuwhenhuys New Babylon.

New Babylon is a Utopian anti-capitalist city designed in 1959-74 by artist-architect Constant Nieuwenhuys. Henri Lefebvre explained: "a New Babylon -- a provocative name, since in the Protestant tradition Babylon is a figure of evil. New Babylon was to be the figure of good that took the name of the cursed city and transformed itself into the city of the future..."

In the New Babylon, the bourgeois shackles of work, family life, and civic responsibility would be discarded. The post-revolutionary individual would wander from one leisure environment to another in search of new sensations. Beholden to no one, he would sleep, eat, recreate, and procreate where and when he wanted. Self-fulfillment and self-satisfaction were Constant's social goals. Deductive reasoning, goal-oriented production, the construction and betterment of a political community--all these were eschewed.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Babylon_%28Constant_Nieuwenhuys%29]

Thus Satan comes as Zeus Aphesio “the Liberator.” He would set mankind free from all moral and societal constraints. Man would become a purely hedonistic creature, pursuing endless pleasure and self-fulfillment. In a strange twist, unlike Nieuwenhuys who called his kingdom by the evil name of Babylon while pretending it was good, Satan would take his evil kingdom and give it the name Zion.























Artist’s Depiction of ArcelorMittal Orbit

This monstrous construction was designed by Anish Kapoor, and financed by England’s wealthiest citizen, Lakshmi Mittal, owner of ArcelorMittal steel company. Anish Kapoor admits to being inspired by the Tower of Babel in his design (See Wikipedia article).























ArcelorMittal Orbit Under Construction

The impression one has in gazing upon this monstrosity is confusion. There is no symmetry. The mind has trouble perceiving any order or beauty in the tower. A sense of dissonance and discord prevails. This is fitting as the name Babel means “confusion.”

The opening ceremonies of the London Olympics will be held on July 27th, 2012. We are approaching the end of the age when the world must experience birthpangs as the kingdom of Satan and the Kingdom of Yahweh are brought into their great conflict. If the Lord permits, I will write more on the symbolism of the XXX Olympiad in coming days. I will end this post by providing the following additional information.

The torch relay will arrive on 18 May 2012 from Greece. The relay will last 70 days, with 66 evening celebrations, six Island Visits with about 8,000 people carrying the torch 300 m (330 yd) each, starting from Land's End in Cornwall. The torch will have one day outside of the United Kingdom when it will visit Dublin on June 6.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics]

Note the preponderance of the number six in the torch ceremonies. The torch will arrive in the United Kingdom on the 18th day of May (6+6+6). There will be 66 evening celebrations, and 6 island visits (66 and 6). The torch will visit Dublin on June 6th (6th month, 6th day). Every detail of the Olympic events are planned with great care. They are impregnated with occult symbolism, and this Olympics stands to be the greatest occult celebration of the rising of Satan’s rule over the earth that has yet been seen.

Ticket sign-up, in Great Britain, was launched on 22 March 2010. This is the 3rd month and 22nd day (3-22). Those familiar with occult numbers will recognize these numbers. The Georgia Guidestones were dedicated on March 22nd, and they read as the ten commandments of the New World Order. See Link:

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/deep-things-of-satan.html

This number is also part of the symbol of the secret society known as Skull and Bones of which many prominent United States politicians and corporate leaders have been members, including both Presidents Bush and John Kerry.

















Why did the organizers choose March 22nd to begin selling tickets to the 2012 London Olympics? This was not an arbitrary date. Satan is declaring the rise of his kingdom. He pretends to be a savior to mankind, but he comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.
















Waking the Dragon

As I was doing some follow-up study on the XXX Olympiad, I came across a further significant testimony of the lateness of the hour and those things which approach for the people of God. In Wales, just a short distance from London, a 6 million pound (by money, not weight) project called Waking the Dragon is being constructed. The project overseers hope to have it completed in time for the 2012 Olympics. The bronze dragon would be 75ft tall on a 135ft glass and steel tower and have a wingspan of more than 150ft - bigger than a Boeing 737. It would be the tallest sculpture in Great Britain.

http://www.thewelshdragon.co.uk/

As Satan’s kingdom comes into open view in the world, the symbols of the dragon’s rule are becoming much more prominent. The XXX Olympiad in London will serve as a celebration of all things Luciferian. Concomitant with the appearance of the Beast Kingdom on the earth will be increased persecution of those who are disciples of Jesus Christ/Yahshua the Messiah. The name Satan means “adversary.” He is the enemy of God the Father, and of Christ the Son. Satan, however, has no power to touch the Yahweh, and his short lived triumph over the Son of God became his greatest defeat. As a result, his wrath is turned upon the followers of Yahshua.

I had prepared an excerpt from one of J. Preston Eby’s writings to share in today’s blog. When I opened my e-mail this morning I found that a prophetic word had been forwarded to me from Awinta Chenoa. It fit so well with the subject of brother Eby’s writing that I took it as confirmation of this message being set forth at this time. Although the words are moderately lengthy, I encourage all those who receive these posts to give them your patient and serious attention. These are words for the present hour. Let he who has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

The following word was written by Awinta Chenoa and posted on February 22nd (2-22).

Sovereign God
Pray for the people in all nations of the world. Do not judge the people of a nation by their leaders, for the heart of the government is rarely the heart of the people. A remnant of My people can be found within every nation.
My people are those who have repented and believed, who walk in faith and pick up their cross to obediently follow My Son. Many have been persecuted and suffered torment, even death.
Behold the Hour
My judgment began some time ago, yet many are only becoming aware of it now. Persecution has begun and shall increase in countries unfamiliar with persecution in blatant measures. Behold the hour and the time you are in!
Many in nations that are considered peaceful are beginning to see the start of persecution now, yet many other nations have constantly lived under oppression and persecution.
The great persecution of disciples of My Son in the peaceful nations is soon to begin, yea, for great tribulation (Emphasis added) approaches for the inhabitants of the earth. There is no escaping, for I shall execute My justice and judgment. Many shall perish.
Others shall go forth to bring in the harvest. Then shall multitudes be in the valley of decision; then shall those who flee due to great troubles, begin to mourn for their iniquity. Many shall flee into the wildernesses. Exodus soon begins. I tell My people not to fear. Do not fear or be dismayed; neither be discouraged. Be strong.
Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid neither be you dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with you wherever you go. [Josh 1:9]
Prepare, prepare ye the way of the Lord. Look up to the skies, yet pray for discernment, for the enemy has plans of his own. He is the prince of the power of the air and he shall use the skies to show forth signs and wonders. Many shall be deceived, for they loved not the truth. I shall allow this, for My judgments that were prophesied long ago shall come to pass. It has begun.
Judgment versus Wrath
Do not confuse My judgment with My wrath, for My wrath shall be seen in that which is called, the day of the Lord. All people will come under My judgment, but the children of obedience shall not experience My wrath. My wrath shall wax hot, in fierceness, great indignation and righteous anger. It shall consume My enemies and sinners, children of disobedience.
Day of the Lord
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
And the idols He shall utterly abolish.
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake terribly the earth.
[Is 2:12, 17-19]

Read My word carefully, for again, it is written:
Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
[Is 13:6-11]

Do not desire the day of the Lord. Be sober, be vigilant, watch and pray.
Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! To what end is it to you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. [Joel 1:15; Amos 5:18]
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
[1Pet 1:13 and 1Pet 4:7]

Pray for Repentance
My people, pray for hearts to be turned to repentance, that they will see the truth in believing in the Messiah, Jesus/Y’shua of Nazareth. Selah. Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice and listening (hearkening) than the fat of rams. [1Sam 15:22]
Watchmen, Sound the Alarm
Watchmen, speak forth. Write what I tell you upon tablets, so he who sees will run with it. Sound the alarm once again! Great waters come to destroy; heed My warnings. Listen and prepare, for when the earth is shaken and the ground opens wide its mouth, in the days soon ahead, great destruction and death shall be seen.
A great war is coming and the leaders of many countries shall hinder their people and allow great destruction. They will look out for themselves and those they care about, but not the people of the nation.
My people shall not fear. Comfort My people, love and pray for one another. Assemble yourselves, fast and pray. I shall direct your steps. You shall not walk in fear, for I AM your shield. Out of the seven churches shall come forth those who walk in My commandments obediently.
If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God loves his brother also.
[1Jn 4:20, 21]

Beware of False Teachers, False Prophets and False Brethren
Woe to the false teachers and false prophets who turn the people to themselves and not to My Son. Woe to those who lead the people to compromise and complacency, who turn the unsuspecting away from truth.
Such as these refuse correction; they harden their hearts against My rebuke. I have stricken them and they are not grieved. They deny truth; deny My ways and deny My judgment. Woe to such as these.
Come out from amongst them and do not partake of their evil ways. Execute judgment and seek truth. Be ye separate and touch no unclean thing and I will forgive you. Beware, beware of false brethren.
I pleaded with them: Turn, turn, turn from all unrighteousness and come unto Me with a broken and contrite heart - but they will not return to Me. Judgment goes forth.
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executes judgment, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.
And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.
O LORD, are not your eyes upon the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
[Jer 5:1-4]

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you [2Cor 6:16, 17]
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
[Gal 1:6-8]

And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage [Gal 2:4]
Rise Up and Pray
Lo! A fire shall be amongst the people in the areas of My choosing. There is a great power of darkness covering the land and shall greatly increase. The shroud is prepared for America. Pray for London; woe to Britain for the sorrows coming upon her. Woe to the allies of America! Pray; come to Me in humility and prayer. Pray, for the people of all nations are in need of prayer.
Rise up My people and pray. Yea, a shroud is over America and it shall fall. The flickering light is about to go out. A spirit of heaviness (discouragement and hopelessness) has pressed many into a hard place. The wearing down of the saints has begun, but it shall increase as the evil one arises, speaking great words against Me, as Daniel forewarned.
The Weary Ones
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. [Dan 7:25]
There are those crying out to Me, who are losing hope and are impatient in waiting. To My people who are weary in waiting, losing hope, I say: I have not forgotten you. Why stand you there without hope? You are as My Son, for you have learned obedience by the things that you have suffered.
Yet, as Job, you say, What is my strength, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life? Yet I remind you: Behold, My eye is upon them that fear Me, upon them that hope in My mercy.
[Job 6:11 - Ps 33:18]
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD. (Is 54:11:11, 17)
Resist not My Spirit, for I have come to gather you as a hen does her chicks, as a caring shepherd does his precious lambs and sheep. I shall strengthen the weak hands, and establish the feeble knees.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness (with your obedience) and put your trust in the Lord. I am He who sees the end result from the beginning. I believe in you, for I am He who knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. I formed you in your mother’s womb. Trust Me and do not listen to the negativity of flesh or the enemy.
Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Call to Repentance and the Word
Understand the times you are in. Understand the call to repentance; the call to holiness and the call to obedience. Stand strong in faith. I am positioning My people. Those who obey shall take the forefront to speak to the multitudes.
Those who mingle the precious with the vile, the clean with the unclean and the holy with the unholy shall weep, as they are brought low and are passed over. Repent and believe.
Fear not. Babylon is full of confusion and tyranny. Do not give up. Focus on your Savior, Redeemer and King and read the scriptures. The light in many of the church leaders has become dim, for they seek to satisfy the world and compromise the very gospel.
Yet even amongst the church leaders is a remnant, who walk in My ways and My will. They lead the people in truth, far from the traditions of men and the doctrines of demons. They do not compromise with the world.
Unite and Pray
They lead by example and encourage the entire Body to come together as one, allowing each to do their part and operate in their gifts. For this reason, they are rarely noticed, for as each part functions in unity, no one part is exalted above another part, for it flows in harmony, just as the physical body works as one unit. Pray for one for another.
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. [1Cor 14:26]
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than themselves. [Phil 2:2,3]
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; [Eph 4:4]
Yea, I shall rise up those who shall lift their sword in one hand and a torch in the other, so that those who stumble in darkness can see. Those who desire truth will hear truth. Lift high the torch (light) and the sword (Word of God spoken through you by the Spirit of truth).
Days of My Spirit
The day is fast coming where people will be healed where they are, unlike many of the false crusades today. The enemy seeks to discredit My work, yet in My timing, I shall present those I have been preparing and then My Spirit will be seen in the land again.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith Yhvh/God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy: [Act 2:17, 18]
Spiritual Darkness
The day is here when seven women (churches) will take hold of one man (they grab a hold of Y’shua/Jesus, yet it is He who chooses the true Bride). They eat the bread of deceit and they cloak themselves with robes of self-righteousness.
The power of many leaders shall be shattered. The dragon desires to shatter the power of My people who walk the highway of holiness, but he shall not. Rise up and take the kingdom, for from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, but the violent shall take it by force. [Mat 11:12]
Great spiritual darkness has fallen upon the land, and the days are fast approaching where the hearing of My word shall be as a famine upon the people. Be not deceived when those who speak of no falling away whisper in your ear.
Shout from the rooftops…remember Cain, Saul and Esau; so it continues, even unto this day. I shall rise up shepherds who will gather the scattered sheep and bring them to the Good Shepherd (Jesus/Y’shua).
Repent, for the Time is at Hand
Temptations have come abroad and into the grasp of many, who took the bait of the silver-tongued devil. They shall fall, they shall fall. Satan has lured them away, offering them what they thought they needed. He has taken time to learn the weaknesses of My people. Repent, for the time is at hand…
He will slice them through as a knife through butter and many will become divided and the division shall be swift. ‘Now you have all that you need and desire’, he whispers, and they fall as did Samson. Repent, for the time is at hand…
He will present himself in a man or woman, if they are not walking in My commandments and abiding in me. ‘You shall be accepted and respected,’ he lies. He offers power and riches to the greedy and wicked, yet the cost is their very souls. Repent, repent, repent, for the time is at hand!
Yea, but I shall rise up those who are considered the most unlikely. The wise shall be confounded by the foolish things and the mighty shall be abased by the weak. They shall be a shock and a horror to the enemy and all who oppose them, for I have brought them through hard trials and testing.
Vessels Unto Honor
Yea, I have been preparing My people. My warriors have been in training, overcoming hard tests and trials. The Bride is making herself ready. Be ready, prepare! The glory, light and magnificence of My Christ shall fill My vessels of honor and their beauty is comparable to none.
They bear much fruit and move in the power and authority of Y’shua/Jesus, which shall and does infuriate the oppressor. It is the last of the last days, as the evil in the end of this age escalates. The horror of calamities shall become unbearable, yet is it not written that the time would be shortened for the sake of the elect?
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! He who torments the people and destroyed much over all the ages with his own evil armies (demons), coupled with his own evil people, is filled with great wrath, for he knows he has but a short time. [Rev 12:12]
Satan, his evil armies and the workers of iniquity, who follow after and obey him, shall be brought to judgment and justice shall be carried out.
The enemy seeks to come against My people with fury, accusing them always, for He knows that they are Mine. He would seek to destroy them, yet he is not allowed to, as they remain in faith and obedience. They are hidden under the shadow of My hand. He cannot touch their spirit nor do anything that I do not allow. Hold fast.
I will send forth just the right ones, anointing their words, by which I will draw many to Me. Satan does not see the heart, but he has watchers, an army and a government. They work together to tempt My people in their weaknesses, in an attempt to seduce them away, when they least expect it.
He tempts My people to sin, endeavoring to convince them that it is My will. Yea, but I do not tempt My people, nor would I ever direct them towards sin.
By Faith, Overcome and Endure
I am not capricious nor is discouragement ever from Me. Overcome My people, overcome the flesh and its lusts by dying to self; overcome and endure! Those who hold fast to their faith, clinging to My Son, walking in obedience to My word and doing My will shall be overcomers and receive the crown of life.
Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed
[Jam 1: 12-14]

For they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and loved not their lives unto the death [Rev 12:11]
In justice, judgment and wrath, this war shall end in victory, for I AM the LORD of the battle. My armies are being positioned and rising up to go forward into battle. Yea, again I say, I AM the Lord of the battle. Selah
End Times Are Here
There shall be no strains of harmony amongst My people, for they shall walk with one mind, in one spirit and in one accord, despite the blackness of night and the evil around them. They shall plumb the depths of My word and I shall reveal hidden treasures to them. They shall walk in the realms of brightness, coming through the darkness victoriously.
The winds will fight together with a dreadful blast. With the exaltation of each ocean wave, the shores of this nation shall be overcome, as a great wall arises out of the waters and pushes inland with no mercy.
These Things Must Be
Fear not the earth changes, or pole shifts, or the stars and constellations, or the earth reeling to and fro as the seas rise, for the earth shall vomit and spue forth destruction. I have forewarned in My word; I am Sovereign. These things must be. The winds of war shall blow across this nation, as well as other nations and great shall be the death and destruction.
Keep the Faith – Trust God
Everything I do contains wisdom and knowledge, for I am not the author of confusion. Fear not, My people, for I lead you as you trust in Me. Jam 1:12, 5, 6 I know what you are able to endure. Keep the faith and hold fast My people. I AM the Sovereign God; none can stay My hand… Trust Me!
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He does according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest you? [Dan 4:35]
And said, O LORD God of our fathers, are not you God in heaven? and rule you not over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand Thee? [2Chron 20:6]
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him. [2Sam 22:31]
[Source: http://crossinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/02/sovereign-god.html]

The following is an excerpt from J. Preston Eby’s series on the book of Revelation which is titled From the Candlestick to the Throne, Part 18, Companions in Tribulation.

For the elect of God, called to sonship and the kingdom of God, the pressures are increasing, not diminishing. Travail is upon us, as upon a woman with child. To the woman in pain, ready to be delivered, the doctor commands, “Press! Press! Press!” And to you who read these lines I exhort, “Press on, dear ones, for a son is about to be birthed!” Through great travail and pressure the manchild shall come forth and we shall enter into the kingdom of God as kings and priests to reign with Christ. Then all the earth, all men, and all nations shall behold the glory of the Lord on a level it has never been seen before! The many-membered son, the complete Christ, the many sons brought to glory shall bring forth mighty deliverance in the earth! Only those who are brothers and partakers with the exile of Patmos in the tribulation and patience of Jesus shall win the kingdom of heaven. To him that overcomes, and to none but him, will the King give to sit down with Him in His throne. The watchword is — PRESS!

The idea that the “Great Tribulation” is going to be poured out upon the world is a stupidity that contradicts every scripture passage on tribulation in the whole New Testament! Perhaps we have been casual in reading the very words of the Lord Jesus to His own, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (Jn. 16:33). Mark the connection of thought! He clearly did not say, “On this earth the world is going to get the tribulation. (He did not say) I will surely rain out upon the unbelieving, misguided, sinful and rebellious masses of earth the fierceness of my wrath and the fury of my judgment. But be of good cheer, precious little ones, for you will not be partakers of this tribulation — I will come and evacuate you to heaven before that great and terrible day of the Lord comes.” No such optimistic tantalization as this! The testimony of the Lord standeth sure, “In the world YE shall have tribulation.” YE!

Tribulation simply means “pressure,” and great tribulation mean “great pressure.” Everybody, on some level, experiences pressure in this world...

Ah, “In the world ye shall have pressure! But - be of good cheer - take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted, enheartened, inspired, invigorated - for I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD!” The mighty Christ is raising up within the life of every son of God in this new kingdom day of the Lord the victory that overcomes the world with all its pressures! HE overcame the world in the body of Jesus of Nazareth, and now He is doing the same within us! Praise His name!

There is a poem by Louise S. Pridgeon that expresses this so beautifully:

Pressed out of measure and pressed to all length,
Pressed so intensely it seems, beyond strength;
Pressed in the body and pressed in the soul,
Pressed in the mind till the dark surges roll.
Pressed by foes, and a pressure from friends,
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.
Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into loving the staff and the rod.
Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;
Pressed into faith for impossible things.
Pressed into living a life in the Lord,
Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured!

All across the land today we hear the radio and television preachers convincing vast multitudes of naive and gullible babes in Christ that the saints of God should have the best of everything. They should have instant healing, the most lucrative businesses, the finest homes, the most prestigious positions, the most expensive cars, the finest clothes, and freedom from want or pressure of any kind. Why, they will even bless our billfolds for ten dollars and assure us that, if we will give them one hundred dollars, we will get one thousand in return! Then, wonder of wonders, when these highly favored saints have lived their lives in ease and luxury, they will fly away to heaven at last with nothing to do and all eternity to do it in. And if the great and terrible tribulation should come while they are still on earth, they will be immediately evacuated by way of rapture to spend seven years sitting on a cloud with Jesus eating pork chops, or some other such foolishness. Let all who teach these fairy tales hear the voice of eternal truth ringing clear above all other voices, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” I hear Christ warn His beloved saints in these awesome words, “Yea, and A-L-L that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” To all who would reign with Him upon His throne He says, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.” To those who seek the glory, power, and honor of the kingdom of God He declares, “Ye must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” And Paul adds his voice of admonition, “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience…”

One well-known television preacher was bombarding the air waves with the tearful complaint that he was being “persecuted” by the press. And what was the cause of his persecution? Why bless your heart, the press had discovered that while pleading a financial emergency and making impassioned appeals on his show for millions of dollars to keep his work from collapsing, he was, at the same time, secretly purchasing an elaborate beach house in California, and Rolls Royce and Mercedes automobiles for his personal use at a cost of almost a half million dollars, not to mention the expensive furs and diamonds accumulated by his wife. Persecution indeed! I am making no mistake when I tell you that this man was not being persecuted for righteousness’ sake, nor for the faith of Jesus, nor for the word of God, nor yet for the kingdom of God — rather, he was being persecuted for foolishness’ sake, and that is stating it kindly. Over the last forty years there has been a bumper crop of these worldly-minded deceivers, and I tell you the truth when I say that such know nothing at all about the path of sonship and conformation to the image of Christ that comes only by the correcting and transforming ministry of suffering, persecution, tribulation, trial and testing.

The shallow Christians and the hireling ministry of the church systems know absolutely nothing about the divine principle of the refining, purifying fires of suffering, or the oil and wine of revelation and life that flow out only through the tremendous pressing and crushing of tribulation and trouble. As long as men’s eyes are blinded to the great and glorious purposes of God for His sons in the ages to come, they will be looking for a spiritual life of ease and a short-cut to glory, remaining blissfully ignorant of the supernal blessings of suffering with Christ. When believers are deluded by the popular but erroneous notion that they have been saved to escape this sin-cursed world and spend eternity shouting and dancing up and down Hallelujah Boulevard to the rapturous music of harps and the fluttering of angel’s wings, then indeed there would be little purpose in suffering during this present time at all, for even if saints were no worse off for their suffering, they would be no better either!

When the eternal Father through His matchless grace reveals to the child of God that it is His Master Plan for the ages to come to effect a universal reconciliation, restitution, and restoration through the agency of a royal race of kings and priests who through trial, suffering, and fierce tribulation have experienced within themselves the sorrows and pressures of this dark world, thereby learning infinite compassion and unconditional love for every anguished, tormented, pain-wracked, enslaved soul of man, then all our tribulation is freighted with divine significance! When we clearly see the sublime and incontrovertible truth that it is through much tribulation that we are conformed into the image of Christ the King-Priest, to reign and work with Him in the plenitude of His wisdom, the perfection of His holiness, the fullness of His understanding, the intensity of His compassion, the infiniteness of His love, the beauty of His justice, and the omnipotence of His power, every son having the mind of God, discerning all things, knowing all things and having the perfect nature, character, and ability to carry out the intricate and infinite will of God, then all our tribulation will redound to the glory of God and the eternal blessing of all creation! Among that perfect, omnipotent race of king-priests there will be no carnal minds, no fleshly actions, no emotional responses, no selfish desires, no self-serving, no weakness, no limitation, no mistakes, no dissensions, no disobedience; but with justice, wisdom, understanding, compassion, righteousness, love and power shall they shepherd the nations, and ultimately the vastnesses of the unbounded heavens until all things everywhere are subdued unto Christ, and Christ shall present a perfect kingdom to the Father.

Now since such glories are in store for the sons of God, can any man longer question why our all-wise heavenly Father should take such pains to bring His sons to perfection? None knows better than He exactly what is needed to transform His sons from corrupt and carnal creatures of the dust to beings of divine understanding and heavenly glory. I have often said that I have strong confidence in the ability of my heavenly Father to bring me to perfection and maturity as a son of God. My Father is a great son-raiser! He was a colossal success with His firstborn! Anyone who can raise a Son like Jesus Christ knows exactly what He is doing and can surely handle you and me, my precious brother and sister! “We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings…wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him the name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Heb. 2:9-10; Phil. 2:9-10).

Beholding the glory of Jesus Christ we can understand why the Father takes such infinite care to bring all His sons to perfection! Would you dare to imagine that any of the presidents, prime ministers, senators or members of the parliaments of this present world system would be found fit candidates to straighten out the mess this world is in, bringing an end to crime, poverty, ignorance, violence, fear, deceit, greed, war, broken homes and hearts, sickness, pain, and death, restoring all into God again? Ah, the ages to come will be given into the hands of God’s choicest sons - saints fully developed, perfected through suffering, matured through trial, proven through testing, beyond the reach of corruption, greed, selfishness, limitation, or any such thing. For twenty long centuries the Father has been meticulously qualifying and forming His government for the ages to come by the work of the Holy Spirit in His elect. The hour for the presentation of this government of His sons is nigh at hand!

This great work of perfection is done by the Holy Spirit leading us through the counsels, corrections, and disciplines of the Father. As the pressures and persecutions of this world system come against those who are moving on in the Spirit of God, the very test and fire is our purifying fire! It purges out the dross, making us smaller and smaller in our own eyes, and meek and humble in the mighty life of God being wrought in us. As we surrender more and more to Christ in us, it makes our natural man perish more and more until he is completely dead so that Christ alone can come forth in us.

There is a natural law in human experience that proclaims the means by which the sons of God shall be made manifest. When we want to temper a piece of steel, we place it in the fire and heat it until it is red hot. When it is almost at the melting point, we plunge it in the cold water. It almost instantly becomes hard for perfect use. So God, when He brings us forth as His sons, places us in the furnace of trials and testings, bringing us to the melting point. When we are tested to the breaking point, then He plunges us into the refreshing cold water of the River of Life. Then we become the manifest sons of God!

Not one son of God can escape the process! You can be a nice sweet Christian and go to heaven when you die without suffering or tribulation. But you cannot be a son apart from chastening and tribulation! You can be saved by grace and blessed with all the free gifts of God without testing and trial. But you cannot reign with Christ apart from being perfected by the things you suffer! And, matters not how much revelation we have, you and I still need to be purified; we need to be heated, beaten and pressed! Sometimes when the word of the Lord comes to us our understanding is unfruitful, it speaks nothing to us, there is simply no light. There is no light until one day God places His hand of dealing upon us and so orders our circumstances that we are brought under a certain kind of pressure. Under this pressure we turn to the Lord and suddenly His word to us gives light! Oh, we must have the dealing hand of God! Under pressure and bruising we turn to the Lord in a deeper, more intense way, and the Spirit moves mightily on our behalf to guide, comfort, encourage, rebuke, teach, correct, counsel, reveal, instruct, develop, strengthen, mature and perfect us. In all this the Spirit operates and we learn the ways of the Father! There comes the expression of His grace and glory and power in our walk. Then not only are we blessed, but the heart of the Father is satisfied, and through us creation will be touched by God!

COMING OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION

Life on this earth is filled with affliction, reverses, calamities, heartbreak, disappointment, trouble, suffering and tribulation - everything that breaks and processes and molds the character of God into our lives. People often say, and sometimes even those called to sonship say, “I don’t know why God allowed all this to happen to me!” Ah, that’s an easy thing to solve! He lets it happen because we need it! When it happens we don’t think we need it, it seems that God is unjust or has turned against us or forsaken us. We are like little children. My father used to tell me, when he gave me a threshing with his razor strap for some act of disobedience, “Son, this hurts me more than it hurts you. I do this because I love you!” And under my breath I was muttering, “Oh, yeah! I’ll bet!” I couldn’t believe that! It took me many years to understand the heart of my father, but after growing up into a responsible and mature manhood, having children of my own, at last I understood. That which appears to be unneedful and unjust becomes our crown and our glory when the process is finished and at last we understand! Since we are now His sons, we ought not be surprised at any of the processings which He brings our way, but rather see the hand of our Father in all these things, knowing that in His own mystical and divine way He is working it all for our good and for His glory!

The apostle Peter expressed the truth of it this way: “Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered by the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange - unusual and alien to you and your position - were befalling you” (I Pet. 4:12, Amplified). “THINK IT NOT STRANGE,” the King James Version says - do not be amazed and bewildered, do not be astonished, do not be alarmed or incredulous as though the experience is foreign, unwarranted, unexpected, abnormal, a surprise. It is not an accident - it was PLANNED. It is not a surprise - it was PURPOSED.

People enter into this path of sonship and I hear them saying, “I’ve never had trouble like I’ve had since I came into this walk!” Of course you haven’t. That’s the way it’s supposed to be! The higher the position, the more rigorous the training! “I had it better back in the church system,” they moan. I wouldn’t doubt that one little bit, because God is not at this time interested in either Babylon or the world. His purposes lie with those He has selected, drawing them out and beyond the course of this world’s religion, and placing within them a divine call, a sense of destiny which must be fulfilled. You wonder why things are so difficult, why all hell breaks loose, why as soon as one door opens another door closes, you wonder why you have all the troubles, trials, difficulties, problems, and tribulations, while the way of the religious is not so. Brother, you’re in the furnace - Jesus is being to you what He promised He would be - a REFINER’S FIRE! You are in the crucible of His purpose.

How long will this continue? I would like to promise you some respite, but I dare not. The Psalmist says, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES” (Ps. 12:6). Seven is the number of perfection! It reveals the great truth that God’s own nature will be produced in the fire. He will heat up the furnace until you have been perfectly cleansed and purified, nothing remaining but HIMSELF. That which the Lord is receiving unto Himself cannot be of an inferior quality to Himself. The gold — ah, it is HIM. The silver — it is of HIM. How marvelous is the grace by which He has birthed us out of His own Spirit, making us “partakers of the divine nature” (II Pet. 1:4). It is like the grades in school, the farther along you go the harder the lessons become!

How long, think you, would it take a workman with a hammer and chisel to crush the ore and extract the gold from the rocks in which it lies so closely embedded? But if they are flung into the great furnace, and fires fanned to torrid heat and the draught roars through the burning mass, eventually a great glowing stream of pure fluid metal, from which all dross and rubbish are parted, flows into the waiting mold. This is a parable of what God will do for us! At first the surface of the melting metal may be dark and lurid - deep orange red, over which a flickering flame shall pass; but, as the process is pursued, the color will become lighter, the dark fumes will pass off, and the metal shall bear the appearance of a highly polished mirror, reflecting the beholder’s face. The process may be long and hot; BUT THE RESULT IS SURE!

Those who love the Lord and long to see His purpose fulfilled in their lives, are willing to accept Him as a refiner’s fire, as a thresher of wheat, as a presser of olives, as a crusher of grapes, and as a scourging Father! We accepted Him as Saviour, Baptizer, Healer, and Blesser; now we are accepting Him as the Lord of the fires! Our Father has made us willing to embrace the means He uses to perfect us. He perfects us in the crucible of adversities. The tribulations He sends us are not punishments for past failures, but divine tools to conform us to His image. Paul’s thorn in the flesh, Job’s loss of all his possessions, family, and health, Joseph’s betrayal by his brethren, his being sold as a slave, and later his being falsely accused and thrown into prison, were all for a divine purpose.

Taken to the isle of Patmos, John was made to see a “great multitude” of saints which no man could number, from every nation, kindred, people and tongue, standing before the throne of God and before the Lamb. Each was clothed in a white robe and held a palm branch in his hand. The white robe speaks of purity; the palm branch denotes victory. Being made pure by the inwrought righteousness of Christ also brings victory over self! Asked by one of the elders, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, with palms in their hands, and whence have they come?” John answered, “Sir, you know.” And the elder said to him, “These are they which have come out of GREAT TRIBULATION; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Each of these white-robed saints had to experience great tribulation.

I may be wrong, but it seems to me that these are the very people who had been followers of Jezebel, the false prophetess, the false ministry of the church systems, who committed spiritual fornication and ate spiritual food that was defiled by idols - by false images and conceptions of God. Were we not all there at one time? To these the Lord Jesus said, “Behold, I will cast her into a bed (of trouble), and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds” (Rev. 2:22). It is interesting to note that the term “great tribulation” appears only twice in the book of Revelation, and neither time does it apply to the world. In both cases it has to do with the Lord’s own people! Jesus said he would cast the spiritual fornicators of the church age into great tribulation, unless they repented. What do you suppose would be the purpose of the great tribulation? Why, bless your heart, would it not be to influence and motivate them to repent! And then John sees a great multitude that has come out of great tribulation. A wonderful transformation has taken place in them through the process of the great tribulation. They have now “washed their robes” and have “made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” They were already God’s people, and were not now washed from the filth of the flesh they walked in before they were saved, rather, they were washed from the defilement of religion and religious systems! As a result of their going through that great tribulation, God’s purpose was accomplished in their lives. Cleansed and purified by the Lamb, they were transformed and brought very near to His throne of love, grace, and power.

Let us understand clearly just who these white-robed saints of God are! They are the redeemed of God who have washed their robes from the defilement of the false doctrines, empty rituals, fleshly methods and carnal programs of the church systems of man. White robes in the book of Revelation denote “the righteous acts of the saints” (Rev. 19:8). It is the righteousness of Christ with which they are clothed, resulting in righteous, truly spiritual acts manifested out of their lives upon this earth. All of them have endured the strippings, purgings, prunings, threshings, refinings, and purifying dealings of God and have been thoroughly chastened and corrected by the Father. They are seen coming out of this great tribulation clothed in the white robes of Christ’s righteousness and waving palm branches of victory and praise to God! They are a righteous people, and they are a joyful, praising people! The Lord has led them through the processings of His Spirit, which made them pure and righteous in God’s sight while they walk this earth in the midst of worldly sin and religious corruption. These are the ones “coming out” of “the great tribulation” having their robes washed in the blood of the Lamb! Praise God! It is His own harvest! How many are there? “A great multitude that no man could number.” It is the “great” tribulation because of the “great” multitude! No man can experience more than his own tribulation. This “great tribulation” has lasted throughout the two thousand years since Christ came and began to form His body in the earth. All through the age He has called out people after people, company after company, from the apostate church systems of their day, and now, praise His name, there is a great multitude that no man can number!

It should be obvious to every spiritual mind that the great multitude that no man can number is not the same company as the 144,000 that can be numbered. Not that 144,000 is a literal number, but it is the number of divine government ascribed to a select called and chosen company who reign with Christ upon His throne. As the spirit of revelation and understanding floods our minds, we are left without question as to the meaning of all this. Notice, now, the position of God’s kings and priests. To him that overcometh to be a son of God is granted to sit with Christ in His throne, even as Jesus overcame and is set down with His Father in His throne (Rev. 3:21; 21:7). The manchild is caught up to God and to His throne and rules all nations with a rod of iron (Rev. 12:5). The 144,000 stand with the Lamb on mount Zion (Rev. 14:1).

To correctly unlock this term, “mount Zion,” we need to go back and consider the shadow. Israel was the whole nation; Jerusalem, the capital city. And while Jerusalem comprised all the governmental class, yet in Jerusalem there was only one who, with his household, dwelt on mount Zion. He was the king! His was the highest pinnacle of glory attainable. But that Zion was only a shadow of the true and heavenly mount Zion to which we are come (Heb. 12:22). And of this mount Zion the Spirit testifies, “For the Lord hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it” (Ps. 132:13-14). David was king over natural Israel. Christ is king over spiritual Israel. David dwelt on the natural mount Zion. Therefore Christ dwells on the spiritual Zion! And this spiritual Zion is composed of those who have reached the very highest pinnacle attainable in Jerusalem... the spiritual mount Zion is the “little remnant,” the manchild, the 144,000, the kings and priests, the ones who have attained the highest pinnacle of majesty in the spiritual realm and sit with Christ upon His throne! Though there is a great multitude on different levels of the governmental realm in the heavenly city of God, yet only the kings of the kingdom sit upon the throne and reign from the heavenly mount Zion!

You will notice especially that the overcomer sits on Christ’s throne. The manchild rules the nations from the throne of God. The 144,000 reign with the Lamb from the heavenly mount Zion. The “great multitude,” however, are not “on” the throne - they are “before” the throne of God and of the Lamb! Neither do they “reign,” but they “serve” God day and night in His temple, and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They are a blessed company indeed! They are the vast multitudes of the redeemed out of the age who have walked with God in a pure walk in the Spirit. And, while they are a redeemed and sanctified and spiritual people, they are not the sons of God who reign with Christ upon His throne. They have not taken the spiritual steps that cause them to fully grow, mature, and progress all the way in God to become kings and priests. They have not attained to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Yet, they are the Lord’s own people, precious in His eyes! He who sits on the throne of the Lord - Christ and His many brethren - dwells among them; they dwell in the wonderful, rewarding, sustaining presence of the King of kings and the Lord of lords!

“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither shall they thirst any more; neither shall the sun (the illumination of the outer court) light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall FEED THEM, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Rev. 7:15-17). Blessings are lavished upon this holy people who have “come out of great tribulation” and have “washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

No saint of God can escape the Great Tribulation! You will not be raptured out before it comes, for it is already here! It is not some horrible judgment of vindictive wrath and unrestrained vengeance poured out upon the nations, my friend; it is God’s own process of discipline and purification for ALL WHOM HE IS REDEEMING AND TRANSFORMING INTO HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS!

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