Times Or Seasons, Part 3

Times Or Seasons, Part 3

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

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LET US CONTINUE ON NOW, RIGHT WHERE WE STOPPED LAST ISSUE.

 

We were in Ezekiel 25:14. “And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom (Notice this.) by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to my anger.” Saints, it is not what Bill Clinton says, nor what any of the world leaders of Europe or the United Nations say, it is what the word of God says that counts. When that hour of time comes, that God wants His temple built and the city of Jerusalem renovated, rebuilt, glorified, getting it ready for the Millennial reign of the Jewish Messiah, He is going to cause the nation of Israel to take such a giant sweep of the Islamic world that it will stagger the mind’s of the whole world. It is going to put a fear, even terror in the hearts of all those Arabs. It is God’s way of ripping out of them, that stubborn, cruel, Islamic, self righteous ego. That is how God is going to strip that religion out of them, so that when it is all over, they will recognize the fact that the hand of God is with the Jews, and not with Mohammad nor Islam. That is the purpose of this. When God does it, He will do a good job. He will not come down and sit at a diplomatic table negotiating any of it. He is going to come right down through Israel and will cause those soldiers and military leaders, as they are faced with certain situations and circumstances, to realize it is God who designed all of it, and that He sets the strategy. He has the time factor set; and also motivator. Since we are living in the days of modern technology and television is everywhere, there will be News mediums from all over the world walking in the front lines with those Jewish soldiers, riding in their tanks, riding in fighter planes, filming every bit of what the world will call, “THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.” The world will say it is barbaric, but remember, This is now God’s business. I was reading an article the other day, that since they had this bomb that went off in Saudi Arabia, the writer of this article said Saudi Arabia is still pouting today over the fact that our troops in the Gulf War did not go on into Baghdad and bring an end to Saddam Hussein. It is a shame they went in there like that only to save one little nation, Kuwait, and leave the devil that started it all go untouched. He has been an uncooperative rascal throughout the whole period, simply because that is his nature. There is no doubt in my mind, that since that government has been allowed to exist as it has to this point in time, when God gets ready for Israel to make her move, He will let he go straight through to Baghdad and she will not stop until she reaches the Euphrates. The purpose behind this, is that God will cause this Islamic religion to dry up. God will strip Mohammad from their memory and cause them to see that God, Jehovah Elohim is the One they need to give their allegiance to. When we see the end results of this picture, we will see this is God’s way of turning these ancient cousins and half brothers back to the knowledge of the God that their forefathers believed in and served before this Islamic religion came along. With this in mind we can begin to see God has a day of vengeance and it is not that He wants Israel to fight some wars, but this is where Numbers 24 drops in place, and also the 137th Psalm, that one verse 7, “Lord remember Edom in the day of Jerusalem.” God is going to remember it. With that in mind we can now see that when the world reaches the time God says, I want my city rebuilt, nothing is going to prevent it. Who is it rebuilt for? For Jews to come home and live in. Three fourths of the ancient city is populated by Arabs of various sorts at the present time. Only one fourth of it is Jewish. The main thing is, Jerusalem is going to be a Jewish city. This is going to be a city inhabited by the lineage of David. When King David took this ancient Jebusite city, back in the ancient times, many of his relatives took up residence there. That is why it was referred to later as the household of David. That is why Jerusalem became known as the city of David, because it was occupied not only by Judah people of the tribe of Judah, but they were of the household of David, meaning his lineage. That is exactly why it says in Zechariah 12, “And Jerusalem shall again be inhabited according to her old estate.” Who will inhabit the city of Jerusalem? Jews. They are out there somewhere in the world of dispersion, just waiting the hour when the world has to sit back and realize God is not going to put up with this thing of the Palestinians insisting, even demanding that they have old Jerusalem as their capital. As long as that type of game goes on, prophecy can hang forever, but if the time has come that God is going to allow us to see these little prophecies fulfilled, I believe He is just letting this all mount up for a short period, so that He can set it all in motion. When we, as Gentile Christians, are allowed to see how the hand of God sweeps forth in a great military effort, we will have to say it is truly God, because His word tells us how it is going to be. That is why it says in Micah 7, that the enemies of Israel will come crawling out of their holes like worms. Let us read it, Micah 7:15-17. “According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him (the Jews) marvelous things. (16) The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. (17) They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee.” Just think about it, how you see all these nations, especially Europe today, and the United States, with all these high tech weapons that have a kill power potential that could literally wipe a nation off the face of this earth, yet there is a little nations living over there in a little spot of land that is not as big as the state of Delaware, that God will use in a way that will astonish every one of the super power nations. When the hour comes that God want to show forth His might, He is going to anoint those people for their task. He will cause one of their planes to be magnified as though there were fifty. Then He will cause the planes of the enemy to have a breakdown. That is why He said He would smite the horses with astonishment. They will be a frightened bunch of people. Everything in the military sense today that is mobile, we gauge its ability by horsepower. That lets us know He will magnify what Israel has, and will minimize what the enemy has. When God does that, one can put one thousand to flight, and two can put ten thousand to flight, just like the Bible says. To see the means by how God prepares the scene for the establishment and building of the temple and the rebuilding of the ancient city, you go to Isaiah 49. We can actually say, Now that the Israeli army has been used to conquer the Arabs of Islam. Notice we have Ezekiel 38 up there. It comes into the picture, but it comes into the picture after we see certain things begin to be placed in operation. Here is a prophecy in Isaiah 49. We find that the prophecy is how God speaks on behalf of the mountain, Mt. Zion, where Jerusalem is built.

 

GOD SPEAKS TO THE LAND ITSELF

God is speaking in behalf of a geographical spot in this beloved land. We pick up here in that 13th verse of Isaiah 49. “Sing O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains; for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted. (The prophecy is God’s Spirit speaking in behalf of a geographical spot of ground. Then notice.) But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, (Yes, after two thousand years of being dispersed, and other people coming in, the Jews were out of the picture.) and my Lord hath forgotten me. (The answer of God comes back,) Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, (yes) they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. (God still remembers Mt. Zion.) Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. (No wonder Micah 7 said in the days when thy walls are to be built, again will I do so and so. Here, He promises,) Thy children shall make haste; (It means when the appointed time comes that Jerusalem is to be dealt with and is to be restored back into preeminence for Jews only to live there, then the people, the Jews that are going to take up habitation there, will make haste and quickly flee to the land.) thy destroyers (the Arabs) and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. (When they go forth, do not think it is going to take five years. No. This is something that will be accomplished in a few short days of time.) “Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, (The Lord is promising to this Mt. Zion area, I am still going to clothe you with Jewish people.) As with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. For the waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow (crowded) by reason of the inhabitants, (That is the Arabs.) and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. (So we are looking at this, as God brings this city around to again be inhabited by Jews. Those immigrant Jews are going to come with such a rush that as they try to take up abode in their home land it is going to become so crowded, that at the same time Israel is getting rid of the Arabs, the Jews coming in mass numbers will have a hard time finding a place to dwell. It is going to be a quick thing.) The children which thou shalt have, after (That is what is just ahead.) thou hast lost the other, (in 69 A.D.) shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait (too crowded) for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, (This is a picture of Jerusalem, the ancient city, as she has existed through the many centuries of desolation and Gentile nations have lorded over them. Here they come, another war, another conflict, an earthquake now and then. Backwards and forwards, up and down, Jerusalem has constantly been like a hot potato, tossed by every kind of situation.) and removing to and fro? And who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?” How a city can talk, and cry for its inhabitants. It only recognized Jews. It never did recognize those Arabs as its inhabitants, because of what they were. The Arabs have never done anything for the benefit of the land. Jerusalem is the city of the Lord, and it is the place where God purposed to put His name. Remember that, and go to Haggai 2, when the Jews in 500 and something were brought back to build the temple. Back then, they did not have much money, so they could only build a very small temple. Then the day came they were to dedicate it. As they were in the process of formally dedicating it, some of the old Jews that had been carried away years before as little children could still remember Solomon’s beautiful temple. They also saw it demolished. They were standing there looking at that little place, and no doubt they had tears streaming down their face, saying in their heart, This is a shame: It should be much larger, but we have not the means to build it any larger. Then God caused Haggai the prophet to speak to them and say these words, The gold and silver is mine. Do not worry about it. When the time comes I will give you the means. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former and in this place will I give you peace. Only when Jerusalem hears the tromp, tromp, tromp, the footsteps and pitter patter of little Jewish children’s feet running and playing in the streets, will Jerusalem, as a place for Jews to inhabit, breathe a sigh of relief and be filled with the joy and excitement of a place literally fulfilling the plan of God. Only then will the world have peace, because that is the way the Lord has ordained it. When the prophet said, The gold and silver is mine, this is exactly why we have to understand God uses this means of warfare to execute vengeance against people in ancient times who have wronged his people, but He has done it in a way just ahead of us, so that when it is fulfilled, He becomes recognized. That brings an end to all of this Islamic thing. It literally purges the Middle East. It creates the opportunity for the Arab world, all the way from Egypt, through Syria where ancient Islam first established its roots, to turn to the Lord. These people will be literally turned to the Lord. Finish reading the 19th chapter of Isaiah. It tells you that on the border there will be a memorial, but in the land of Egypt there will be an altar. All of this is to show how Egypt, in that day, once this is accomplished, wants to serve the same God Israel serves. Jerusalem is definitely going to be freed from its oppressors and those that have actually made it look like a shambles. It cannot be the capital city of the world with that kind of image, so God just fixes it. We will go now to Isaiah 60. When the hour comes that Jerusalem has been freed, and the Jews are in the process of starting the rehabilitation, we see something else going on. Here is where we see the reason for destroying this Islamic religion. It says here in Isaiah 60, verse 1, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (It is talking about the whole nation.) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, (what a darkness there is covering the earth today, it is a spiritual darkness.) and gross darkness the people: (That is ignorance, tradition.) but the Lord shall arise upon thee, (Israel) and His glory shall be seen upon thee. (Israel) And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (As God begins to lift her up) Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, (talking about the Jewish society) and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, (This is not talking about spiritual conversion, it literally means earthly materials and substance that nations have in their possession, suddenly there is a reason that God reaches out to a nation and touches its political leadership and says, I want some of that. Do not think He is not going to get it) the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. (Watch, I want to ask a serious question. You all know that Saudi Arabia today, is under that Islam religion: Is that not right? Let me ask you this, Suppose someone would go to their capital today and say to the king, Would you donate half a million dollars toward the rebuilding of the Jewish temple, and their city? How many are aware of what kind of answer you would get? You would probably be cursed for even suggesting such a thing. Who do you think we are? No indeed, we will not contribute to any such thing! Well how come this scripture says this then? Let us read it.) The multitude of camels shall cover thee, (This is Mt. Zion) the dromedaries (camel caravans) of Midian (This is where Mohammad came from.) and Ephah, all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; (For what reason?) and they shall show forth the praises of the Lord. (Jehovah, Elohim of Israel. But how can they do that when they are locked up under this present Islamic spirit? That is not the picture for right now. This other picture is after God causes Israel to knock the breath out of it Islam. That is why it says He will be terrible unto the gods and famish them. Literally, He just creates a condition for that religion to starve to death. IN other words, what He does will cause the people that embrace this Islamic faith, whose mind’s are controlled by it, to see the reality that there is another God far greater than Allah. This is coupled with fear, and the fact that God will demand respect. When you see that begin to take place and build and grow in the heart of people, it cannot help but render the result that this belief is starved to death. That is why He said He will famish all the other gods. We will see it is not only the Islam, it is also going to affect other beliefs throughout the entire Gentile world, because it is God’s way of reaching out into various nations and getting certain strategic materials that He wants to have used in His temple when it is being rebuilt. Let us go on to verse 7. We are talking about a particular tribe that are descendants of one of Ishmael’s sons.) All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, (Mt. Zion, and the Jewish cause.) the rams of Nebaioth (That is another of the sons of Ishmael.) shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. (That is His temple. The reason you see livestock mentioned there, is because right now there is no animal breeding program going on in Israel to produce the type of animals that the old Levitical law will allow to be offered on the altar. However God caused the prophet to look down through the scope of time and see among this Arab people, in this land that right now is under Islam, that when God has stripped that spirit out of them and their faith is turned toward Him, (Jehovah) these people are going to be willing to contribute livestock for sacrificial purposes. That is why God says He will accept it.) Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? (It sounds mystical, but when Jerusalem is being rebuilt, the city is to be inhabited by Jews, and now that the city is getting a face lift, wherever all those Jews are, still scattered out there, you are going to see giant 747’s, DC10’s and such like sitting on runways in various nations, waiting to be used for a purpose of God. IT will be just like when they brought the tribe of Dan home about four or five years ago, out of Ethiopia, and those 747’s were used. They took all the seats out of them to make more room for people. When they landed in Ethiopia, Jews were put in there by the hundreds, sitting on the floor. I read the article about it. Some young women were pregnant with children, ready to give birth. On one flight there were two babies born in mid air. That is why you read, Who are these that fly? That is a modern airplane bring Jews home.) Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He hath glorified thee. (I like this.) And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls.” I read in the Jerusalem Post back when the iron curtain was beat to pieces, and several thousands of Jews from Russia began to flow back to Israel, how there was such an immediate need for housing for them. It mentioned how the average Jew does not study construction engineering. He is either a scientist, a doctor, or something of that caliber. That is why a lot of construction that was going on over there is left up tot eh Arabs to do the building for them. When they began to see the need for mass construction of housing, and there being a lack of the quality of leadership to design and get this job done, right int hat moment of necessity, it was asked by the Israeli government, Shall we look to the west to get the professional leadership we need for this? There was here in the States, as well as in Europe, learned construction engineers and technicians that knew exactly how to get the job done. That is what we are looking at here. Think of it, the world today in modern nations, you have construction engineers that know exactly how to draw the blueprints, and what to do, and the type of material needed. I am not going to read all of this, because we want to get to Ezekiel 38 and show how it fits the picture. As we do read this portion, keep in mind, as we have entered this era of the miraculous, the process of rebuilding and restoring goes into effect, as Jews begin to be brought home. It will be the third exodus. This will fulfill Zechariah 10, that says, In that day they shall come and take up abode in Lebanon. That means southern Lebanon, because it actually belonged to ancient Israel. The part that Israel has made as a buffer barrier, to keep the Hezbolah back, that belonged to Israel in ancient times. So they will come and take up abode in Lebanon and in Gilead. That is across the river over in the land of Jordan. It says, and place shall not be found, meaning housing shall not be found. It does not mean there will not be ground. It literally means there will not be housing for them. That will be because of this third exodus coming up. As this picture comes to completion there is going to be the need for technicians that can be called upon and God will cause Israel to call upon them for help. That is why this says, “And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: (minister material and economic substance) for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night: that men may bring unto thee the forces (material forces, or substance) of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.  (here is a warning to the nation that wants to hold back and not contribute.) For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. (Now here comes the materials that will be involved.) The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, (What is the glory of Lebanon? High on the Lebanese mountain range, ten thousand feet above sea level, is an ancient forest. A few years back it was turned into a national park. The purpose was to preserve these ancient cedars they claim are five thousand years old. I have never seen one myself, but I have seen pictures of them. The trunks of those trees are huge. It was known back in ancient times, even in the period of the advent of Christ, that ships being built by various nations of the Middle East, got their lumber from Lebanon. It was easy for them to carve all the finery, what we call gingerbread work, in that cedar. Not only that, but these cedars were used to form the masts on the sailboats. There are a few left, the glory of Lebanon. They are going to use it in the temple.) the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify (What?) the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. (Keep in mind, twice it says in Isaiah 60, th temple is going to be glorified.) The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; (when this era of the miraculous is literally being exposed to the world, I wonder what these skin heads in Germany are going to do? I wonder what the moles in England will think? They look like wild animals. How can they let their spirit’s get such an anti God and anti human feeling? God knows exactly how to do something to touch the heart of a few people and to make them fulfill these scriptures.) and they shall cal thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.” You can read the rest of this chapter. It tells you how the city goes together, how the temple is brought to completion, and the objective and purpose, because it is to fix up the city for Jews alone to dwell in. It becomes the capital of the world. There is where the temple will be built. There is where the Messiah will rule and reign from. All this will definitely, as the era of the miraculous goes toward this week, bring Israel to the forefront of this picture. Watch now, right here is where Ezekiel 38 has a certain reading.

 

GOG AND MAGOG COME INTO THE PICTURE

Let us go to Ezekiel 38, and read some of it at this time. I will not read it all: you can read the rest of it later. I am going to take those passages of scripture that shows you why it reads a certain way, and why so many prophetic evangelists today misread it, and misapply it. First it is talking about the land of Magog, the land of the ancient Muscovites. In other words Russia, Moscow. Gog is the ruler of that hour. Then it takes in the alignment, the confederacy of the nations that collaborate with this leadership to set forth and execute the objective that this leader has. In the 5th verse it gives us this line up of those that will align themselves with Gog to come against Israel. “Persia, (That is Iran) Ethiopia, (That is also under Communistic, Islamic rulership.) And Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, (This is Turkey.) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. (All these people, if you will get a modern day map of that area and look at it, they will cover Islamic nations. On the video that was sent to me, this man himself, who has been in Russia, said that sixty percent of the Russian nation is Islamic. You would have to look at the great perimeter of Russia before it broke up, to see all those provinces. Even Armenia, which has only a small percentage of Christians, and all the rest are Islamic. Afghanistan is Islamic. It is the Islamic religion that dominates that society, that has caused it to look upon the Arab cause. It is Persia, Iran today, which is the real instigator of all terrorism. It has the money. It trains the terrorists, those like the Hezbolah that want to blow up everything in the world. They have a philosophy that the day will come when they will terrorize and paralyze the whole western world. They say there is not a vital city in the western world that they cannot blow to pieces. With that kind of thought in their minds, we can see what this will do to them once the Jews bring an end to the Arab influence. Keep in mind, when they said in the papers that there was a confederation of twenty one Arab states, that was going to have that committee the other day, just lately, not all those nations are Arabs. They are all Islamic though. Arabs are half brothers or cousins to the Jews, but the Syrians are not. Neither are the Turks. The Persians are not either. The Ethiopians are not, but they are Islamic. The Libyans are not, but Islam ties them together. They are nationalities in themselves, but they are all under that Islamic spirit. They are anti Jewish. Let us just watch how it reads here. As we see the confederacy, we can say this covers other areas of Islam that are not Arabic. God warns the leader of all this,) Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled (gathered, or aligned) unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. (Meaning, be a leader, a technical adviser) After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years (Now is the time.) thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, (Naturally that is the land of Israel.) and is gathered out of many people, (from many areas of dispersion) against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, (Here, is what throws people for a loop) and they shall dwell safely all of them.” Let me explain that. Ever since 1948, it has been the Arab Muslims in this area of Palestine that has reigned terror to every Jew, from villages to cities, to every walk of life, on the highway, in taxis, as well as in buses. These Arabs constantly harass the Jewish people. So you cannot say that for the past forty eight years the Jews have been dwelling safely, can you? No. They have been terrorized. But here is how we have to read this, Once God uses the Israeli people, the army, where it says they shall do valiantly, we must ask ourselves, Where is that done? On the field of battle. When God does that and strips from the Arab world that religion. That means the Arab people, the half brothers and cousins of the Jews, will no longer have a hostile feeling toward the Jewish people. In fact they will settle down and say, we are going to serve the same God you serve, because we know He is with you. So He puts that Islamic, anti Jewish attitude to rest forever. That is when the Jewish people can begin to relax. They can begin to take down their chain link fences, take away the bars and gates they have put up to keep terrorists and guerrillas out. Once they begin to do this, we can see as they start the building of the temple, and the reconstruction of the city, that it when the rest of the Islamic world is seeing all that progress coming about and they say, Oh, now they are at peace. That is when the rest of these Muslims are going to get angry. They will say, Just let us go at them. I will finish reading this part. “Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.” Let us move on to verse 11. “And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, (They are not fighting Arabs anymore, the people that had lived in the land are no longer there to aggravate them. Israel has already taken care of them.) I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, (That will be wonderful for Israel when they can feel that safe, but the rest of this Islamic world is not going to like it so much. That is what sets the stage for Ezekiel 38 and 39. What will be the purpose for that mass invasion?) 38:12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.” We notice that this comes out of the land of Magog, and Gog, the leadership, when they began to send forth this thrust. It is from the regions of Saudi Arabia which now is anti Israel, but by then will be for Israel that this next verse originates, from Sheba and Dedan, and it is then that the Saudi Arabian people speak out. “Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto God, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, (meaning Israel has put the Arabs to rest, and they are getting along good together) shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses.” I will never forget when WW2 ended, prophetic preachers began to use that verse of scripture, saying that the greatest horse breeding program was then going on in Russia: Russia is breeding masses of horses to get ready for the battle of Ezekiel 38. You know in the fifty years since WW2, with all these high tech, sophisticated weapons and infrared sights, would you want to be on a horse that is giving off body heat, riding down a trail in the night to attack Israel? Would you? There is a satellite overhead that sees that long line, what is that down there? I have seen them demonstrate it on TV. That is why some of those endeavors were so accurate in the Gulf War. When they showed this on TV, they set it up on the third story of a hotel to show how it worked. They waited until night. There was an office building that closed up and shut off the lights. It showed people coming out the door. In these infrared sights, every one of them, the body heat is what it picks up. You could see those people going to the parking lot and getting in their cars. It worked perfect. Keep in mind saints, that this does not mean that Russia is coming against Israel with literal horses. No. She is coming with modern horse power. Naturally the prophet, when God showed him the vision of this stuff, did not know what to call it. Therefore it is all worded in ancient terminology. It says here, “And thou shalt com up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, (that is Just ahead of where we are right now, just in front of us.) and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O God, before their eyes.” Saints, common sense will tell you this is not the battle of Armageddon. You read everything else in the Bible that pertains to the battle of Armageddon, you will find that the dead are not buried. They become as dung over the face of the earth. It plainly says that blood shall flow to the bridle’s of the horses. In this Ezekiel conflict, it tells us in the 39th chapter, that the dead will be buried. Israel will seek men of continual employment for seven months to bury the dead. Common sense tells us also, that this is a miracle war of the highest magnitude. Israel will be caught, you might say, as though she is blindfolded. She is dwelling safely. No doubt Russia with all her modern technology, will set up one of the highest technical jamming systems you have ever heard of, with radar and everything. She will not be coming down the road through Turkey and Syria with long military convoys. Satellites would monitor every one of them coming toward Israel. If Israel saw that though their intelligence sources, you can rest assured they would meet them with airplanes, before they ever got to the border. Look at Ethiopia: They would have to cross the Red Sea with an amphibious landing. It would never work. Khadafy, with his Libian forces, would have to pass through Egypt. Egypt, at that time, is Israel’s friend. We can say, What kind of invasion is this? It has to be a modern air drop of the highest magnitude. It has got to be something that has trained and been put together by Russian technicians, with Russian planes, but these troops come from the confederation of these nations that has cried to Russia, Help us get rid of this Jewish thing. Russia will master mind the whole thing, and she will use the highest technology of jamming, so there is no doubt whatsoever, that wherever these planes take off from, as they approach land, it will happen at a time that once Israel is aware of what is taking place, it will be too late to do anything to stop it. Therefore God, because He never sleeps, His eye is always on His people, and it says there will be a shaking in that day in the land of Israel, insomuch that the fish of the sea will be aware of it, and I will rain upon him a terrible rain and great hail, ice chunks. How would you like to be a paratrooper jumping out of an airplane flying at low altitude, and you leave the plane with only about six or seven hundred feet to go to hit the ground when all of a sudden you are hit with giant ice cubes that weigh a half pound or more? That is what those troops will face. The point is, it is a miracle war. It is a war planned by an enemy and mostly for a religious cause. They think they have an objective, but God, to be magnified and known in the eyes of the heathen, causes it to come about this way so that He can show His mighty power. Again He shows His power, and it causes nations to be shaken into the reality that the God of Ancient Israel is still God. The heathen, that is not talking about the bush men of Africa. That is talking about this western world of educated, sophisticated, know-it-all’s. They have educated themselves completely beyond that of reality. Education has its place, but when education actually takes you away from God, then God will still have the last word. That is why He will do it this way. There is no particular battlefield as would be brought about by land, as it says, Israel does not even know where the battlefield is. It all happens so quick as God’s wrath hits it, they are blown from here to you. Their bodies are found scattered throughout the forests and deserts. That is why Israel seeks out men of continual employment to go and gather up the dead and bury them in a certain spot. Then here comes the tourists along and signs are stuck up everywhere. When you see a dead body, notify the authorities. In battlefields they usually know the extremities of it. But this is not a battlefield that the military technicians have been allowed to map out. They had a certain aim, but when they get their maneuver under way, God will blow it all to pieces. We are going to live to see it. I am talking about this generation. We are going to be able to shout Hallelujah! Israel will know from that day onward, that the great God of their ancestors is in their midst again forever more. That sets the stage for Israel. It also creates the necessity in the western world to adopt a new plan. It also means that Europe must go alone from that point. It is no longer a United Nations or New World Order. It is Europe itself. Politicians who always want to look at things from the natural standpoint will say, We must do something, or the hour will be that we will exterminate ourselves. Now is when the antichrist comes along. This type of situation demands the political, carnal minded world leadership to do something to cope with this. Now it is Europe. Now it is back to the pope. I want to read something. The news media, the news commentators that try to give you comments that will coincide with prophecies, we have them today, but most of them are way off course. I was given a tape called Armageddon. This tape consists of many ancient prophecies collected from different seers down through the years. One man living in the twelfth century in Ireland, by the name of Saint Matathias, prophesied that the northern coast of Europe is to go into the ocean by the year 1998. That is only two years away. There is a lot of humanity on this earth today that go for this. They sit and watch this on TV and say, Hey, something is going to happen. Yes, it is Catholic prophecies. Another thing he saw was that the Armageddon fight would take place in and around the year 2000. There is no way it can happen, because here is 2000, only three and one half years away. Armageddon will not be until we come to the end of this. (Pointing to the end of the seventieth week of Daniel) It all goes to who, we have all these things still ahead of today, and the religious world does not care where anything fits in, just as long as they have a picture of some kind to go by. It is a manmade picture, and it is designed by the devil to mislead the religious world, simply because they are not the true children of God. God is obligated to send them a delusion, that they should believe any lie the devil wants to throw out there. In Spain, I believe there were either three or four children, just like at Fatima, and these children on certain occasions saw the virgin Mary. She would come and relate to these children certain prophetic events that would fall in place during the next coming years. One of those children is now a married woman. She lives in New York City. One of the last prophetic things told them by the virgin Mary was this, which has been released by the Vatican. She said the earth will become black, the sun will not shine and the moon will not shine. Well we know in the book of Revelation it speaks of how the sun and moon will cease to shine for one third part of the day. But in this vision the world will be totally blacked out from the sun and moon for three days and three nights. In that time the Catholic Church tells people what they should prepare to do, get plenty of food inside, and get holy water. Do you want me tot ell you how to get holy water? I had a book sent to me by someone from Montreal Canada. They went and found out from a priest that he had a book like this, they went to see what it looked like so they could go to a bookstore and know what to get. The Catholic priest asked, would you like to see the church? They said, Yes. So he took them all through the sanctuary, the different prayer rooms and things like that. Then he took them to the basemen which would be their fellowship hall. Then he took them to an area where he said, Here, is where we make holy water. They asked him, How do you make holy water. Oh that is no problem, we just take utensils and draw ordinary tap water, then we put it on the burner and boil the “blank” out of it. Now you know, you just to a Catholic church and get that holy water to anoint your door posts and windows and such. Then when you lock yourself in, this is going to protect you, simply because you believe this Catholic interpretation of doomsday. It said ever demon in hell would be turned loose to prowl the earth, and everyone that does not abide like this will be killed. According to the prophecy, when the three days are over, then the lights will come on and seventy percent of the earth’s population will have been killed. Again let me say to you saints, That is not in harmony with your Bible. That is what we must gauge every prophecy by. Is it compatible with the written word of God? If you are ever going to believe any pagan prophecy, here is one that harmonizes with what we know from the word of God. It comes from the ancient Maya Indian culture. In the country of Mexico, from 800 to 1500 A.D., there was an ancient people known as Maya Indians. They studied the stars. They were astrologists, people that studied the stars and the Zodiac. They had a system of writing records which the North American Indian did not have at that time. They wrote, and kept records of the astrological cycles. In their writings, they had found records that they have just recently learned how to translate from that ancient writing to modern language, and guess what? Those Maya Indians, centuries ago, said this cycle of time will end in the year 2012. Well saints, take 2004 ½, and add the seven years of the seventieth week of Daniel to it and where does that put time? How many of you can see what you would actually have? You would have 2011 ½. I believe you ought to be able to see why I said, If you are going to believe anything that comes from a pagan source, then believe what the ancient Maya Indians said, rather than what the Catholic church says. They are going to hit it close to right on the nose. I have said all that to say this, No doubt many of these visionaries that have prophesied in decades gone by, have said things and time came along and just dropped them right in place, but when the time came that God has a people on earth, and He wants something of the Bible to really shine in their hearts, the world of religion will try to use these things, coupled with certain things of te Bible, to build a picture, and the church world in general will go for it, but the little Bride of Jesus Christ will never go for anything that does not line up with the total range of prophecies in their Bible’s. That is why I say, Right in front of us is an era of the miraculous, and it is going to bring drastic changes in all ranks of religion. I believe as we near that time, we are going to see the spirit and power of God move among us in a way that will lift us up above all traditional teaching and put us on a footing, spiritually speaking, that we are going to be able to see things in the world as they transpire, and make scriptural judgments about them. Somewhere in the nearness of time, as the church is to reach its climax, there is going to be a miraculous display of God’s Spirit in speaking to the Church. THOSE THUNDERS WILL COME, AND THEY WILL BRING SOME PROPHETIC INSIGHT TO TIME, WORLD CONDITIONS, AND THE SOON APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST FOR HIS CHURCH. I have to believe the seven thunders will be to the Bride what the two olive trees (or prophets) will be to Israel. Keep in mind, Hosea 6:2, two thousand years, two dispensational days, right here is where it transpires and right here is where the revival takes place. In the third day we shall go on to know the Lord. That takes you into the Millennium. That does not give you the day or hour, but by using God’s yardstick, it gives you a decade. I just have to say, When the hour comes that we begin to see the miraculous taking place in the Middle East, you will be able to look at the end point and measure backwards, and it should begin to tell you where you are in time for sure. We do not have to get on a radio or TV program and yell, Hey Listen! The Lord is coming at such and such a time. No. Just go through the house singing, Amazing Grace, Praise the Lord! Jesus is Coming Soon! If you knew what hour He was coming, you would not even go to bed, nor would you go to work any more. You would be so hyper you could not contain yourselves. However you will definitely know approximately what that time frame is. That is why every day when you get up you say, He might come today. People say that already, but scripturally, we know that is not even a possibility before these other prophecies we have been looking at are fulfilled. God will never jump ahead of His own time frame. Amen.

The Day of the Lord: What Is It?, Part 1

The Day of the Lord: What Is It?, Part 1

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

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SINCE WE HEAR SO MUCH TODAY IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER, I FEEL THAT WE SHOULD TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO EXAMINE A FEW THINGS OF THE SCRIPTURES A LITTLE CLOSER. IN FACT, EVER SINCE I RECEIVED SOME PRINTED MATERIAL SENT TO ME BY SOME FRIENDS OF THIS CERTAIN MESSIANIC JEW, A MAN WHO IS A BIBLE TEACHER IN CALIFORNIA, I HAVE HAD THIS ON MY MIND. I JUST FINISHED READING HIS ARTICLE WHEREIN HE DESCRIBED THE FOURTH BEAST OF DANIEL 7, BRINGING IT INTO REVELATION 13 AND 17. I WILL SAY THIS, I RESPECT THE MAN FOR HIS KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT HE USED FROM HISTORY AND HOW HE RELATED CERTAIN THINGS THAT REALLY ARE IMPORTANT TO A PROPER REVELATION. HOWEVER I COULD NOT HELP BUT NOTICE THAT THERE WERE OTHER SCRIPTURES IN THE SAME SCOPE OF PROPHECY THAT WERE COMPLETELY IGNORED AND LEFT OUT OF THE PICTURE. TO ME, THESE ARE THE ONES THAT REALLY BEGIN TO BRING OUT THE REAL PICTURE. ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THESE DENOMINATIONAL FELLOWS WILL DENY THAT THE ROMAN BEAST, WHICH WAS THE FOURTH BEAST, IS TO BE RESTORED BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE, WHEREIN ROME AGAIN IS ALLOWED TO BE IN POWER FOR THAT SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN THE WEEK OF DANIEL. IT IS EMPHASIZED IN THE MAN’S TEACHINGS THAT THAT WAS ONLY SYMBOLIC OF A LARGER SCOPE BECAUSE THE FOURTH BEAST WAS TO DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH. I WANT TO GO IN TO REVELATION 13, AND REVELATION 17 AS WELL AS OTHER RELATED SCRIPTURES, AND SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THESE SCRIPTURES TOGETHER IN ORDER TO GET IT RIGHT. IF WE ARE AS CLOSE TO THE END AS ALL INDICATORS SUGGEST, IT IS HIGH TIME THAT THE TRUE BRIDE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST CAST OFF ALL OF THEIR RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND SET THEIR MINDS TOWARD RECEIVING A TRUE REVELATION OF THESE END TIME SCRIPTURES. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY TIME LEFT JUST TO PLAY AROUND WITH THE WORD OF GOD. THEREFORE I ASK THAT EACH ONE WHO HEARS OR READS THIS MESSAGE, THINK SERIOUSLY CONCERNING WHAT YOU ALLOW TO BE FED INTO YOUR MIND FROM HERE ON TO THE END. REMEMBER, THE TRUE BRIDE CHURCH WILL RULE THE WORLD ALONG WITH KING JESUS, WHEN HE SITS UPON THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY, AND I ASSURE YOU THERE WILL BE NO ROOM FOR IGNORANCE OF THE WILL OF GOD, SO LET US LOOK AT THESE SCRIPTURES TOGETHER, AND ASK OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO OPEN OUR UNDERSTANDING.


The true bride saints along with King Jesus, truly will rule the whole world, but some of these scriptures that speak of the whole world are in reality speaking only of the old prophetic world. I realize that many times when the word whole is used in scriptures, it sounds like we take it to a complete end, but when we begin to read these prophetic scriptures, we are not dealing with the whole planet earth. We are dealing with the prophetic earth because there has never been a world empire rise out of the east that has ever affected the world in the major extent that these four beasts that Daniel saw, did. There are a lot of things I could say in advance before going into the setting here, but I am going to ask you to turn to Isaiah 13, so we can get started. Right here in this scripture, is where we get the title for our subject, “The Day of the Lord, What is it?” There are three things that can be seen. It is when God brings an end to the man of sin, the false prophet, the antichrist, the son of perdition, and the wicked king of Daniel 11. He is referred to as all these things. Many modern prophetic teachers have come up now with the idea that there is one man to be the antichrist and another one called the false prophet. Then again that is where minds split over certain scriptures, or over a special word. The truth is, This man of sin, the son of perdition, carries all of these titles. What we have here on this chart is actually two drawings. This is a rough description of the Roman beast as we see it coming up in Revelation 13. It has a body like a leopard, feet like a bear and a mouth like a lion. Over here we see the dream Nebuchadnezzar had in the 2nd chapter of Daniel, 32nd and 33rd verses where it is interpreted, we see here the Babylonian empire was the head of gold. The Medes and Persians are represented in the two arms, as they combine together by a marriage between children of the royal families. This is what made it one empire, the Medes and Persians. Then we come to Alexander the great and the belly of brass. As we move out of that we come to the two legs which are symbolized in iron, coming on down into the foot, which is part iron and part clay. Now saints it is important to understand this, for this is not a description of the four beasts in their actual geographical domain. This is an hour glass. It represents time, from the time the first beast came into existence, and began to deal with the lives of people, until it is finally culminated at the coming of Christ. When Daniel interpreted the dream to Nebuchadnezzar, he told him, in the days of these kings, when he had seen the stone coming out of the mountain, rolling down to the feet and hit this and tore it all to pieces, Daniel told him, in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom that shall fill the whole earth. This is a time measurement thing. Actually the centerpiece that it evolves around is Israel. The minute Babylon took over complete prophetic domination in the Middle East, starting with the conquering of Israel, it does not end until the stone, which the prophets of Israel prophesied about, has come down and brought it to an end. Therefore we can see that the centerpiece is Israel. The whole thing starts around Israel and culminates with the establishment of the Messianic kingdom through the Lord Jesus Christ. Now I would like for you to open your Bible’s to the 13th chapter of Isaiah. There is no less than five outstanding scriptures that describe this day of the Lord. I will not read them all at this time, but I will read this one because it is the beginning of the setting for this message. In the latter part of the eighth century before the advent of Christ, Isaiah wrote this. We will start in the 6th verse of the 13th chapter. “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 travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, 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 arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.” That is just one prophetic description of the day of the Lord. The next would fall in line with Isaiah 24. It tells how the earth shall be burned and few men left. You could come on down into the second chapter of Joel. It says there, to prepare war, wake up the mighty, for the day of the Lord is at hand. Again it speaks of how the constellations and the starts of heaven shall be affected by that particular day. Take that and bring it over to Matthew 24, where Jesus says the same thing. Then bring it into the sixth seal in Revelation, where you actually find the consummation of it, because Jesus Christ comes under the revelation and fulfillment of the sixth seal. It affects the celestial elements, the planets, the starts, everything. That day will bring an end to everything the man of sin has been allowed to do. It will bring an end to the world beast system, and it will bring and end to sinful mankind on the earth. What a tragedy awaits them. Right now every politician and all the educators of the world are working hard to try to make this earth a better place for their type of people to live. They become so ignorant and hateful toward the existence of God, they would not want you and I to say anything in a public place where it might begin to have an effect. We have to realize a lot of the things we see going on today is allowed by God simply because there are certain things that have to be fulfilled in that manner. As I read that Jewish man’s article, I could not help but notice that he does not touch on these things that God is going to use Israel for somewhere just in front of where we are now in time. He stressed what God is going to do in Ezekiel 38, but I would like for people to realize, God is going to use Israel for something in a short interval of time just before Ezekiel 38 sets in. When we begin to read Micah 7 and Zechariah 12, and begin to see what God has in store for certain countries, especially the Arab countries in the Middle East, those prophecies show you what God will do to those Arab countries of Islam in a short interval of time before Ezekiel 38 is ever fulfilled. That is what God will use His people for, but when it goes on a little bit further, then we see in Ezekiel what God will do by His own sovereign miraculous power in bringing devastation and ruin and havoc to Russia and her allies. That is all going to be by a sovereign act on His own part. With that in mind then, there are things in front of us yet to be fulfilled. Yet this man says the rapture can take place just any time now. I have to say, Yes, that sounds good to a lot of people, but it is not going to take place until you see these other things fulfilled. I do believe it will be in your lifetime, and before you are very much older, but the rapture has to be yet a little distance in the future. There are yet a few scriptures that have to be fulfilled before Jesus can come for His bride Church. Everything has to come about in proper order. If you live until the rapture, that is, if you do not go by the way of the grave, one of these days before very long, you will turn on the TV News and see some of the most extraordinary displays of military feats as well as a supernatural display of God’s wrath, as He uses the military forces of Israel. That is why it says in Micah 7, what it does. Now I am not going to deal with the first three beasts at this time: It is not necessary, because most of you already know about them. However there is a verse of scripture in the Bible, that this Jewish man interprets the whole picture in the light of, because he brings it out that the Roman Empire has been existing on the two legs. Only when it gets down here, he brings it out that these ten toes are no longer symbols of the ten horns, but these ten toes represent how the entire planet earth will be divided under ten different, (In the scriptures it is called kings, but they use it like it applies to new world order dictators, and it is allotted out that way). He brings in the scripture where it says the fourth beast shall devour the whole earth. I want all of you to relax your thinking, because I want to talk to you like a teacher. I know a lot of you went further in school than I did, but I do doubt that any of you have read as much history as I have; therefore I know what I am speaking of. I have some history here that I would not send you to any library to try to find one like it, because you would not, it is not in print any longer. It was printed in 1835. It is very strange to me, why these modern day preachers want to deny the things these other men, that far back, wrote, about the papacy, about the Catholic Church, and about the office of the pope. The men of today, and I am speaking of Pat Robertson and all the rest of that type of preachers, want to look upon the men that wrote the truth way back then as a bunch of fanatics, naive, narrow minded men that really did not have a revelation, like they just wanted to fight the Catholic Church. What we need to realize though, is that those men lived closer to the hour of what Europe had been living through for hundreds of years, when the power of the papacy ruled with an iron fist, and how Europe was held as a spiritual prisoner under the dictates of the power of the papacy. As for myself, I will take the word of men who lived back then, who wrote their writings as they saw things, and what they wrote was believed and handed on over to other men of their hour, 1835. We are living in a day that modern history writers are trying to rewrite history and they have the idea that by rewriting, and leaving certain things out, they can give certain things a more modern interpretation that can be better understood by people who live now, simply because they think we of this day and hour have more insight. The truth is, they are changing the total picture. We mortals do not have the privilege of changing a picture like Old Europe painted in her day and hour of power. It is just like what they are doing concerning American history. The modern history writers of America are trying to discredit the moral and spiritual image of our forefathers. They will try to debase them, and run them down by saying they were this or that, whatever suits their purpose, all the time denying their moral and spiritual values. Well when modern history writers and our modern day educators and that type of leadership of this country, have as much desire to serve God as those men did, then I will listen to them, but right now, they have nothing that I am interested in hearing. They just simply do not fit the picture our founding Fathers portrayed.


ABOUT DANIEL’S VISION OF THE FOUR BEASTS


Let us now open our Bibles to Daniel 7. I am skipping the first three beasts because we do not have time to put it in this message. However the first one was the Babylonian Empire. The second one was the Medo-Persian Empire. The third was the Grecian Empire, and the one we want to concentrate on was the Roman Empire. I will read the first three verses of Daniel 7. Daniel was a prophet that was taken off to Babylon captive as a young man. It says, “In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.” The great sea is the Mediterranean. We have a map up here, and when we look at the Mediterranean Sea, it is referred to in other writings of the Bible as the great sea, especially in ancient Biblical times. This great sea represents the mass of humanity that began to develop and accumulate out of the Fertile Crescent, which is the Middle East, right where Israel and that part of the world is. Out of there came the progenitors of what eventually began to settle in the central part of Europe and the Middle East. All of that is right around the Mediterranean Sea. This was the place for traffic. This was the place, the area of communication between every kind of culture, nation, tribe and people, whatever it was. It all evolved around the great sea. From whatever direction these empires or tribes of people began to develop, sooner or later they looked to something beyond that, because it is a fact when you look at the geographical area of ancient Babylon, most of it is an arid type desert country, therefore it is limited in agricultural potential. Therefore sooner or later, any empire existing in an environment, geographically like that, when it begins to get too heavily populated, it has to begin to look for an outlet to gain something of resources. The Medo-Persians were the same way. Much of their geographical terrain covered semi arid desert country, which limited its agricultural potential. With Greece, it was different, when time began to move westward toward Greece, they were in a different type geographical country. That was an area where agriculture could be predominant. Even as time moved on into the Roman area and the peninsula of Italy, these are not semi arid desert places. This is very much a fertile, agricultural area, at least with that potential. Daniel says he saw the four winds of heaven strove upon this great sea. When we begin to look at history, what are these winds? What do they represent? Number 1, politics, then economics. Economics can be looked at in this light, Economics is that system and means of trade by how people trade for the things they definitely need. The one important thing is food. While in some territories or areas of the nation, they use their potential output of whatever they have produced as a means of barter, to trade for other commodities they have less of. Military is the means by how these nations and tribes and cultures are able to demand or take over areas they need, to supply the necessities of their own short comings. The next is religion. A lot of people do not think religion played an important part, but it did. Therefore we can say that politics, military, economics, and religion are the winds that affected mankind. While it may not be all of one particular nation, but sooner or later they all become involved in there. It is just like when the Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity. We realize God let this first power take over Jerusalem and the Jewish people because He was going to use them as the beginning of His disciplining the Israelites. As Daniel saw these four winds, he then saw four beasts, one right after another. The first was like a lion. This gives you a characteristic of how this Babylonian Empire would set about to accomplish its end results. It was very ferocious, but we can watch and wee that from the beginning to the end it changed, because in its latter days he saw it stand up on its feet like a man and a man’s heart was given to it. That goes to show from the ferocious beast, something came along and changed the leadership and that is the picture we have in Belshazzar. We read where Belshazzar staged a great feast. He had all his princes and military people, and all the rich and aristocratic people present. They had the utensils of the Jewish temple there. They were celebrating this great feast. Belshazzar was a man that stands for a man’s heart because a man likes to have a good time and entertain. Therefore that old lion like nature is beginning to disappear and that was the condition the night the handwriting was being interpreted by Daniel to Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were on the outside of the walls digging a detour to reroute the water, to lower the water level just enough that when it went down, that vast army could come under the archway down the river bed and inside the city. History says Belshazzar was found that night with a knife stuck in him. That brings the story over to the Medes and Persians. It is described as a bear. It gives the description from beginning to end. Then we come to the next one, a leopard. It gives its description from beginning to end and we can say this, All three of these beasts arose, ran their course, and fulfilled their part in the picture in less time because all that came about from roughly 600 B.C. to about 80 B.C. when the Romans came into power. We just have to realize these first three beasts had a short interval of time, and it passed on to the fourth beast. The last beast, which is Rome, as it began to come into preeminence about 80 B.C., it was to be the last beast ever to rule the world, so its image was to continue on through to the end of time. We can see that it has been going on two thousand years now, so with all of this in mind, I want us to read the 7th verse. “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, (Yes, he could tell by the head coming up out of the water, because that is actually what Daniel saw. He saw the head of this monster coming up.) and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” I noticed that this Jewish writer I have been referring to, said this beast is nondescript, meaning it is not fully described, its body is not even in the picture. Therefore when he gets to Revelation 13 he overlooks something important. I want to show you something here. As I have said before, I am not an educated man, but I have always loved history and that definitely does make a great difference. He says these two legs were to represent how this fourth beast was to continue through the ages. I want to say this, That is only an hour glass. Sooner or later we have to come to where the feet are. When we come on over in time, and I will say, We are living in that day right now, those feet are not a universal, global picture at all. Those feet represent the ten horns of Europe. During the dark ages when the papal power sat in supremacy and ruled Europe for a thousand years, neither one of those ten horns (or kings) ever gained complete supremacy and recognition above the papacy. Keep in mind the ten horns did not grow there in a day’s time. They gradually came up out of the old Roman imperial system of government. Those horns grew slowly. Therefore there was no hour through time that either one of them stood out as supreme authority. We know this, when Catholicism came on the scene, and began to rule, about 800 A.D. there was a split between the eastern church, the Greek Orthodox and the Romans. When that split came, all power, all preeminence, all attention prophetic wise, turned to the pope in Rome. Nothing went to Constantinople. With this in mind, all because he fails to recognize something here, which I will read to you in a minute, when we stop using this and bring preeminence into this, because this period of time is when the Middle East, that part was cut completely off from the western world, it was in that period of time that Islam starting in Saudi Arabia, and gradually, by the 9th and 10th centuries had come up into Syria, into Turkey and all the vast area that these empires represented over here, therefore they dropped out of sight, and was not even considered in the picture of the beast of Rome as we see it over here in the west. Notice, when the angel interpreted this thing in the ending to Daniel, he said as far as the first three beasts, they have their dominion taken away. That means never again will the Babylonian people be allowed to rise to world supremacy. Neither will the Medes and Persians again rise to supremacy. Neither will the Greeks rise to world supremacy. However the angel said, But their lives, which means the spirit of those people, is prolonged, meaning they are kept in existence for a season and a time. So here is where we are when in Daniel 7, Daniel did not see the body of the thing any more. That is why this Jewish man says it is nondescript. He could interpret this body as a universal thing, but he would have to overlook other scriptures to do so. I want to show you here, that when the Middle East and those areas of these first three beasts dropped out of time and we look at Catholicism and the pope and the ten horns, which were exclusively in the west, it is then when we come here to Revelation 13, the time when this thing is to be restored, there is where the spirit and lives of those people and those countries are brought back into the picture and that is why the body is described in Revelation 13, and not in Daniel 7. The body of the beast was not described in Daniel 7, because it would take time to bring it into that place of fulfillment. Therefore as time moves into the feet, when we come to this day, the days of these kings, and the seventieth week of Daniel is set up, Europe will become the world’s industrial complex. Does that mean anything to anyone? God will allow Europe to become the world’s No. 1, modern industrial complex. Yes it is true the Orients are rising rapidly, but because the shortness of time, there is no doubt the Orients will never last long enough to attain unto that place of recognition. Time will not last long enough to allow the Orients to reach a point like that. They have millions of people but they do not have the industrial potential, simply because they are either stealing or buying some kind of patent rights from the west. Europe, in order to fulfill this, has undergone many changes through the years. That is why these ten horns of Europe have moved since WW2, rapidly into the fore front of industrial production, with modern machinery, high technology, and so forth, which puts her at the tope of the ladder. When the hour of the antichrist is in full force, the area where the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians, and the Greeks were, by that time, will become an isolated area of people, and they are going to need the opportunity to trade with an area of the world that is high tech. That is why those same areas are aligned like that in this end time picture. That is why Daniel 9:27 says, “And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week.” A lot of people think that is a religious covenant. To Israel it is, but to the many, who is that many? It does not mean many Jews, but it does mean many nations in and around the old Roman territory. Yes, what was nondescript in Daniel 7, here it is, because what this leg represents was cut off in process of time, and over here it is all represented, because it is the spirit, the cultures and the geographical areas of those people that are represented. Rome itself, in its heyday, never did go to its full potential. I noticed in this Jewish writing of history that I use, that Rome in its original rise to power, never did actually push its borders to the extremities that some of these other powers had. That is what caused this man I have been referring to, to think, Well the ten horns are no longer Europe, they represent the breaking up of the whole world into ten territories. Keeping all of this in mind, I want us to go over to verse 8. “I considered the horns,” It is important to watch these horns as Daniel saw that head. As we take a look at this, let us try to imagine we were in Daniel’s dream, and we were seeing exactly what he saw. He was looking at this giant body of water after night. After night, whatever the winds are doing, it makes it look more furious, more scary, spooky. As he saw these winds, how it tossed the waves, it was a symbol of the masses of people in Europe and the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent where time started, how they are beginning to jostle for preeminence of recognition. They need this, they need that, but as those winds did that, we notice as that head would rise further out of the water and is going off into time, it gets larger. That represents the old imperial government of Rome. If you have ever read in history of the rise of the Romans, all those emperors, remember, Roman rulers were never called kings. They took the title emperor, which means sovereign, imperial universal ruler. When Rome came into power that began to be the political philosophy, because she was an imperial system. As this Jewish man brought out, when the other empires did conquer, they did not set up an imperial form of government. They took people from the people they captured and would choose a leader to represent them in their form of government. But when we come to Rome, No. Rome would not use a political Jew to rule over his own people: They sent Pilot for that. Do you see the picture? Pilot was not a Jew: he was a Roman. It goes to show, the Romans would not trust their form of government to be represented by a man of the race or culture of the people. They put their own men in. He would either be a political man appointed or a military man appointed by Rome. Remember, that head moves off through time. As it does it gets higher out of the water, and little by little Daniel is watching these horns gradually grow. That is a picture of how once Rome rose to its greatest hour of preeminence, then something began to happen. The spirit and authority by how the ancient emperors ruled underwent a change: Something began to take place: It began to weaken. When Nero passed off the scene, which occurred around 69 A.D. while the Jews were being attacked by the Roman army, he was the last of the long line of imperial caesars. From that time on men were appointed by the Roman senate to fulfill the office of emperor, but there was never another imperial family started. It goes to show, the big head, the imperial sovereignty of Roman rule through the line of the caesars, was brought to an end. Time would now take it into other dimensions. This Jewish man does not see these seven heads, as he reads in Revelation 17, as well as Revelation 13, staying with Rome all the way through time like we see it. He sees it, that as we are living right in here, there is going to be seven different stages of time in which this Roman beast will go; but when he brings it to the end, Rome itself is completely out of the picture. As he sees it, it starts with Rome but winds up in a universal picture. If we will look at the scriptures right, that is not the setting at all. I want to take us on over little by little. Here grows a horn, then another. All of this began to start after the fall of Rome. Keep in mind the fall of Rome was not something that happened in one days time. It was a period of time when Rome had reached its supremacy in its form of government. Then when something began to cause a decay and deterioration within that form of government, it just seemed as though the oncoming emperors who would try to do the same as the previous caesars, were goo weak to gain respect where it counted. They just simply did not have the power and authority nor recognition that was needed. This is what first began to be noticed. If we had a map of the world we could better illustrate what I want you to see. Keep in mind, in the original beginning of the Roman Empire, vast areas of Europe was populated with barbarians, uneducated, undisciplined hordes of savage horsemen. There are histories of them. They were undisciplined, and they were ruthless and cruel. It was only in the later centuries that these barbarian people begin to settle down. Nevertheless they were the one using the hour of Rome’s weakness that brought the fall of Rome from its imperial authority. Here came the hordes out of Gaul, Europe. Hordes of horsemen, barbarians, brutal, constantly attacking the walls of Rome, to seek to bring this imperial city to ashes. There were many conflicts, and many betrayals. I use that mainly to signify that time moves westward. Therefore it was destined one day that all of Europe become the geographical area where these ten horns are, and they will hold supremacy to the end of time. Let me continue in this verse. “I considered the horns, (meaning it was important to watch those horns)  and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” Now I want to say this with respect to this Jewish man, as well as to some of the Charismatic men who write their articles about the New World Order. When they think this little horn that subdued three horns is something that is yet in the future, there is where they miss terribly what has already come to pass. I will explain how they interpret this. They know that this horn is to be the antichrist, but by not having the revelation that the antichrist has had an office established right on through the centuries leading up to this hour when there will be this little horn that exalts itself, then here is what they do. They are saying this, When the world is broken up into ten confederated areas, geographically, then will come the antichrist on the scene, which they describe as some man born somewhere, could be in the Middle East, possibly born of a prostitute, but he is absolutely anointed of the devil. He is a man invested with supernatural, but Satanic powers and he has the ability to make speeches, politically, socially, and otherwise, as he swamps world leaders to listen to him. They bring out in this version, that three of these horns, which will be these areas geographically, will rise against him and he will destroy three of them, leaving only seven. THE BIBLE DOES NOT PORTRAY THIS BEAST GOING OFF IN TIME, LIMPING ALONG, HAVING THREE HORNS KNOCKED OFF OF ITS HEAD. I hope you will all understand that. These horns have already been dealt with, by God allowing Satan to establish the antichrist office through time. That is why that little horn was slow in appearing. It does not just appear here at the end time. It appeared way back here in time, rising up during the Dark Ages. It is right here in history what happened when he did subdue those three horns. When the little horn did subdue three horns, which were political, secular heads of kingdoms, or territories of Europe, it did not destroy their identity. IT destroyed their authority and ability to rise against the pope, but that is all there is to it. There seems to be in this day, a vast number of preachers that have never read enough history to be knowledgeable of what they are dealing with. Therefore they will read someone’s writings of what they think, and then just say, Well that has to be the way it is. Saints, that is a lazy way to approach the word of God. I have here a book that has been priceless to me. It is an old history book. Some people do not like to hear history from the pulpit, but if you are ever going to get a true revelation of some of these scriptures, it is necessary to include some history. This is called “Early European History.” I am going to read to you about this little horn. It is important that we find out when in time this little horn did appear. Certainly not just here in the end time? No. He appeared back in the Middle Ages. Actually the Catholic Church started about 500 A.D., but while Rome was still being politically shaken and disturbed by the conditions of Gaul and the eastern areas, Rome was losing control over that because it was no longer militarily strong enough to hold on to what it had, therefore we can say that from 500, on into 800 A.D., the power of the papacy gradually rose up to a point that this scripture was fulfilled. At first there was still emperors and kings within the area of Europe. There was a lot of conflict, but we know this, that behind it all there was a devil. The same spirit of Satan that at one time set in the seat of the caesars. Therefore using the imperial throne of the caesars, he was always pulling a trick on the European society by gradually using the chair of the pope to begin to exalt his position. AS various kings and emperors seemed to be losing control over the masses of people, and there was nothing but internal squabbling, yet for some reason history tells you some of these kings would come to the pope and say, Your honor, your majesty, because you have believers in our societies, will you do something to help us curb this unrest? Popes began to realize their importance, and how they could use this unstable condition wherein kings and emperors were finding it hard to control their subjects, to upgrade their own recognition. They began to think, I can use this to my advantage. That is why when we come from 600, 700, and on into 800 A.D., we come into an hour when men such as Charlemagne, made their move. Charlemagne had so much attraction toward the pope that Charlemagne, when the pope had crowned him as an emperor, (He was a young man of the German people) then Charlemagne, with the point of the sword and spear, began to move through Europe among these restless barbaric people, using the believers that were in there and forcing people at the point of the spear to become Christians and accept baptism in the church, or he took them and executed them. What a blood bath. What a mass conversion to Christianity, if you could call it that. I want to express this in a way that if any Charismatic preacher gets hold of it I can say to him, You know yourself you cannot deny the pages of old history. You cannot deny what Charlemagne did, because what Charlemagne did in his act, was because he wanted everybody in Europe that he could control, to become a believer in the Roman Catholic Church. Death followed any resistance. I say this to you, If you cannot see that the power of the papacy can be the office of the antichrist, which the Bible pictures to be in the end time, and see what a cruel man he is going to be, you will mislead many innocent people who respect you. Again, blood will be spilled on the earth. Again, there will be a people forced into mass execution. I have to say to any preacher, Shame on you, when you close your eyes to reality. Do not think the Catholic Church is a sanctified Holy Ghost filled institution. It is not. It never has been. In all that I have said, if Catholic priests hear this, I am not pointing my finger at any particular Catholic person. I am pointing my finger at the corrupt system of Catholicism, because of how it is run ecclesiastically, and how it has entwined itself in the political structures of the kingdoms of the world. Because of that, she is the only institution that has outlived the old imperial kingship of the emperors. It has outlived every form of government there has been on the face of this earth. When the ancient emperors ruled, Christians died. When we come to Constantine’s hour which was in the third century, Christians were given a break. He introduced the Christian faith to the Roman church for courtship. That is exactly what it involved. He was supposed to have had a vision and seen words, By this thou shalt conquer and overcome. It was the Christian cross he saw, but it was all a trick played on him by the devil, actually using him to set up a decoy. That was the starting point of the courtship between the emperors of Rome and the Catholic Church, which eventually made a way for the old pope to slip right over onto the emperors throne. I just have to say at this time, All these preachers today, that are saying the New World Order is the beast and that the antichrist is going to be some supernatural young man somewhere, born into the world by some ill famed birth, to fulfill this end time picture of the scriptures, you have really missed it: The New World Order never had an ancient beginning; and some of you will find out much too late, that the office of the antichrist and the beast of Revelation 13, did. The New World Order does not have a wounded head that is being healed, but that beast did. The New World Order is not the beast that once was, and is not, and yet is. The New World Order was born fifty years ago. In the month of October 1945, I sat on a grassy knoll in Okinawa, when a second lieutenant came out and asked us to assemble on that knoll, we sat down on the ground. Then standing there with various papers in his hand he said, These articles have just come through from the state department. They are now forming a body of nations called the United Nations. Our government leaders are doing this, and all the allies of Europe and so forth, to establish a unity, a working together, and conforming to certain ideas to end all wars. I was not a Christian, but I had heard enough read from the Bible to think, End all wars? It cannot be. All wars will not be ended until Jesus Christ comes back to rule the world. Therefore knowing al of this, I do not hesitate to say, The New World Order is only a decoy to blind a bunch of modern preachers that do not know their ABC’s in history. I want to show you something from history that you young people will never read in modern school books. From this particular European history, I am going to read certain paragraphs that are really meaningful to a proper revelation of some of these scriptures, so please try not to be bored by it. We want to show you how that little horn exalted itself. This picks up in the years when there had been a lot of conflict going on between the emperors and the popes.


THREE HORNS PLUCKED UP


I am reading from history now, so try to pay attention.


“The pope was the supreme law giver of the church. His decrees might not be set aside by any other person. (If he had said that to Caesar Augustus, he would have had his head cut off.) He made new laws in the forms called bulls. By his own authority could a particular case set aside old laws. (Did it not say in Daniel 7 that as Daniel saw this little horn come up, he saw in that horn the eyes of a man, right? And a mouth speaking great things. In that it says he shall seek to change times, laws, and seasons. Seasons is related to your own calendar. We have been going by the Roman calendar, which started way before the advent of Christ, called the Julian calendar. But that calendar has been updated, modified, and changed by the monks of the Roman Catholic Church on different occasions. So the calendar we have today is a Roman Catholic calendar. You modern preachers go by it. The apostle Paul did not use it, and neither did the apostle Peter. Anyhow I am going to move on over to this part right here. By the time we come to the years 962 to 1122, here is where the popes and caesars really began to seesaw concerning which had certain authority.) One might suppose there could be no interference between pope and emperor since they seem to have separate spheres of action and authority. It was said that God had made the pope as the successor of Peter, (That is a lie of the devil himself) supreme in spiritual matters, and the emperor as heir of the Roman caesars, supreme in temporal matters. The former ruled mens’ souls, the latter ruled mens’ bodies. The two sovereigns thus divided on equal terms the government of the world. (That would be the old Roman geographical kingdom, but by this time she had already lost her supremacy over here in the eastern areas.) The difficulty of this theory was that it did not work. (Greed and authority goes to some people’s head.) No one could decide in advance where the authority of the pope ended and where that of the emperor began. When the pope claimed certain powers which were also claimed by the emperor, a conflict began between the two rulers and the outcome was inevitable. OTTO THE GREAT in 962 restored imperial rule in the west, thus founding what in later centuries became known as the Holy Roman Empire. Otto made the city of Rome the imperial capital, deposed the pope who proved disobedient to his wishes and on his own authority appointed another. At the same time Otto exacted from the people of Rome an oath that they would never recognize any pope to whose election the emperor had not consented. Otto’s successors repeatedly interfered in elections to the papacy. One strong ruler, HENRY III has been called the pope maker. Early in his reign he set aside three rival claimants to the papacy, creating a German bishop pope, and on three subsequent occasions filled the papal throne by fresh appointments. It was clear that if this situation continued much longer the papacy would become simply an imperial office, it would be merged into the empire. The death of Henry III which left the empire in weak hands gave the papacy a chance to escape the control fo the secular power of human government. In 1059 A.D. a church council held at Laturn Palace decreed that henceforth the right of choosing the supreme pontiff should belong exclusively to the cardinals who represented the clergy of Rome. This arrangement tended to prevent any interference with the election of popes, either by the Roman people or by foreign sovereigns. The papacy now began to deal with the grave problem which affected the church at large.” (It says here that he had rivalry among the friars, the bishops, the abbots and so forth. They instituted what they called the investiture, the sale of sacred things and such like. I will not read that because it would be lengthy and boring to a lot of people.) Through a period of time the pope has used political conditions to gradually elevate his office. I want to show you something, and just think of it, In the same city, is an old throne. On that throne, Julius Caesar sat. On that same throne, sat various other caesars of old and ruled Rome and the Roman world. But when I began to read here, just a little short distance from where that chair sat, is another throne. It is in the Vatican, in the papal palace. Now the man that sits on this throne is being moved by the same ancient spirit that moved that man on the other throne. When he went out to address his subjects, his people, he would be in a gold covered chariot, and people and children would run along and throw garlands of flowers and things in front of him, worshiping him. When that passed off the scene, now it is the man that sits on this other throne doing the same thing. When he comes out to make his appearance, he is carried on a chair on men’s shoulders. People come from far and near bringing garlands of flowers and things to pay some kind of spiritual recognition to this man. Let us notice how this man began to talk. Notice, as the ten horns begin to get their position on the head, they get weak in their individual makeup. But the pope is getting stronger. Why? Because throughout all this vast domain represented in these ten horns, the people, the subjects, were Catholic believers, or they went to jail and got their head’s cut off. So you can see how this man, the head of the church, can become exalted. That is why it said, In this horn was eyes like a man, he was not a god, he was a man. But he had a mouth speaking great things. Let us see what this little horn did, not done by one pope, but it shows the power of that little horn.


READING HISTORY


“A remarkable man now became pope, (This was the monk Hildebrand) who on elevation to the papacy took the name of Gregory VII. Gregory devoted all his talents to the advancement of (In other words, he saw to it that whatever the throne, the power of the popes office was to be, he is going to execute it, he is going to bring about every change he can to elevate it to where nothing else can be above it.) a contemporary document, which may have been of his own composition, and at any rate expresses his ideas, containing the following statements. (This hits the prophecy, he shall seek to change times, laws, and season. He will speak blasphemous things against the God of heaven) the Roman pontiff alone is properly called universal. (That is a lie. The apostle Peter never claimed that kind of authority or jurisdiction, neither did Paul, so why should he?) He alone may dethrone bishops. He alone may restore them to office. He may dethrone emperors. He may be judged by no man. He may absolve from their allegiance the subjects of the wicked. The Roman church never has erred and never can err as the scriptures testify. (The Bible says she is a harlot. Revelation 13 and Revelation 17 says she is still drunk upon the blood of the martyrs of the apostles.) Gregory did not originate these doctrines, but he was the first pope who ventured to make a practical application of them. Gregory soon issued a decree against lay investiture. He declared that no emperor, king, duke, marquis, count, or any other lay person should presume to grant investiture under pain of excommunication. This decree was a general one applying to all states of western Europe, (Meaning all horns, I will just read it like that, to all horns of western Europe) but circumstance were such that it mainly affected Germany. (Because we know Germany seemed to be the most powerful of all these horns throughout time. I am going to read where he plucks up one horn, and show you he did not remove it from the head.) Henry IV, ruler of Germany at this time, did not refuse the papal challenge. He wrote a famous letter to Gregory calling him no pope, but a false monk, telling him Christ had never called him to the priesthood and bidding him come down, come down from St. Peter’s throne. Gregory in reply, sentenced him to be dethroned, excommunicated him from the church, and freed all his subjects from their alliance and obedience to him. This severe sentence made a profound impression in Germany. Henry’s followers fell away and it seemed probably that the Germany nobles would elect another ruler in his stead. (Imagine a king having less authority and less recognition than the pope.) Henry then decided on complete abject submission. He hastened across the Alps and found the pope at the castle of Canossa on the northern slopes of the Apennines. It was January and the snow lay deep on the ground. The emperor stood for three days, shivering outside the castle gate, barefoot and clad in a course woolen shirt, the garb of a penitent man.” I will stop there. Charismatic preachers, go ahead and preach your New World Order if you must, but you will never see the day that there will be a man pluck a horn off it. God is going to deal with that New World Order one of these days and what a fall it is going to have. That is why I have to say, It is a decoy designed by Satan, to set the whole world going in a crazy spin. From the time that first emperor of Germany was dethroned and his people were told to stay away from him, not to follow him, that began a period that lasted over a hundred years, a period in which the power of that papal office in Rome became ever so exalted, no king or emperor in all of Europe could go against his word. See, There, was a mouth speaking great things, just like the prophecy of Daniel says. If any of you Charismatic preachers get hold of a tape and hear this, I want you to know that Christianity is not recognized in such extremes as that. Sure you can say, Well Catholics are repenting. No. The Bible says God has already given her (the Catholic Church) space to repent and she repented not. Therefore she is destined to become a system of religion that will be judged and destroyed. What a terrible hour her judgment is going to be. You see it described in the 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation. In over a hundred years of time, from the time this first pope did this, there were two other horns plucked up. The other two horns that were plucked up made a total of three, which is exactly what the scriptures foretell. It goes to show no more would imperial leaders or kings of any of these nations be allowed to be equal with the pope, and certain not above him. He plucked them up, but that encounter did not destroy that particular kingdom or nation from its geographical identity on the old territorial beast of Rome.


TWO OTHER HORNS PLUCKED UP


I am going to go on into this thing in a way that those that are interested will be able to understand what we are looking at. This is the only way I know to bring out certain details that help us understand the picture of the prophetic scriptures. The head we see here in Revelation 13, does not look the same as when Daniel first saw it rising out of the sea and going off in time. As he saw it, it was one huge head. It did not even have the horns on it at that time. I have to believe the reason this Jewish man says it was a nondescript beast, is because Daniel did not see its body rise up. He only saw this giant head come up out of the water and begin a progression into future time. He kept his eyes on the horns. Then he saw another little horn growing, but I want to make sure you understand that the beast never did have eleven horns: This little horn was not a political horn: It was an ecclesiastical horn. (The word horn, speaks of power.) Here is how we have to look at the symbolism of this thing. This little horn in numerical equation would be eleven, but the first ten horns were political powers, kings of nations, and the little horn that rises up is the power of the papacy, a different kind of horn. The reason I say it that way, is because it did not put eleven horns on his head. We know these ten horns are ten temporal governmental powers that ruled over kingdoms, or territories of Europe. But we find that the eleventh horn was a mystery horn which was not a territorial horn. Therefore you cannot take a mystery horn, which is not a territorial horn, and put it on the beast and make it the eleventh. So we have to understand the ten mean one thing, but the eleventh, which is not really the eleventh, means something else. Even though the little horn does not put eleven horns on the beast, somehow or other this other horn becomes so powerful, in Daniel 7 as it is being described to him, it exalts itself above its fellows, meaning its predecessors. As it was a long time for these horns to eventually get their position established within the territories, geographically, or Europe, just as it took them a long time to finally get their positions, so did it take a long time for the gradual rising of this mystery horn that came up amidst the ten. Now if you cannot take the eleventh one and put it in there and make eleven horns on the head, then we have to understand the language of the prophecy is how that he exalted himself above the fellows insomuch that he plucked up three territorial kingdom horns. How could something that is a mystery do that? My point is this, If the mystery horn cannot be added into the number, yet there is something about this mystery horn that can destroy something and still leave ten temporal geographical horns there, we need to understand more about it. That is why we are reading this history. It goes to show once the power of the papacy did begin to reach that position that the oncoming popes could see the power that they held at their finger tips, they did not fail to use it. From around 900 and something and continuing on to 1400, no pope allowed any temporal, or political king to tell him what to do. However it is important to our revelation to realize that this mystery horn did not destroy a temporal, geographical horn, but it did dethrone a king and show to the world that for a period of time no dictator, no ruler, emperor, king, or whatever it might be, could outshine the pope. This is why this beast, while it lost certain things in the eastern sectors of the old world, in that this eastern section of the geographical territory did not honor that head, Rome’s territorial boundaries reached back into the Asiatic countries, and comes through like this, through Africa and on. Rome ruled the then known part of the world that circled the Mediterranean Sea. This is why Rome is the last beast ever to rule the world. Rome remained to be in the complete prophetic picture, when in the Far East, the Middle East, they dropped out of sight. Preeminence remained with Rome because this is not a means to interpret this, it is only an hourglass showing that when the sands of time have come into the era of the feet, which corresponds to this, it is then that Rome plays its last game. It is then that the body of this beast fully comes out of the water and is seen in the last days. The body at that time represents the whole thing. Because of the covenant the antichrist makes in that hour, when he makes a covenant with many, (which means many nations, and we ask, For what purpose? Trade and the flow of commerce, to establish an economic period of, you might say a utopia) that little horn is back in full recognition. A world of peace, a utopia, That is what the antichrist is going to promise them. Therefore many of these nations will sign up with the antichrist of the western European world. There is where the body appears. The body did not appear in Daniel 7, but it is in John’s vision of Revelation 13. It appears as the antichrist and Rome come back into preeminence for the last days. We need to catch this, so I am going to read some more things. I will try not read too much, because I do not want to bore you with more history than it takes to establish this. Some people have no ear for history, but you have got to understand we are dealing with history. What is prophecy? It is history yet unfulfilled. Once the prophecy is fulfilled, history is written, because it is prophecy that came to pass. In Daniel 7, I am going to be reading here starting in the 23rd verse. We will read a little of it. “Thus be said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, (I have to say it is the prophetic earth, not the universal earth.) and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: (They did arise, coming on into the Dark Ages, slowly beginning with the fall of Rome. Different historians and teachers want to picture the fall of Rome in different periods, but when we look at it through the prophetic scene, it started with the death of Nero. Right here is an old history book they used back at the turn of the century in our schools. They put things in history books back then, that they will not touch now because they want to brain wash the younger generation. The aim is, by using education we can prepare the present day modern man for the future, where we forget the past. I tell you though saints, God has not forgotten the past. That is why the prophetic picture stays right on its proper course.) and another shall rise after them; (He is that little mystery horn, or power. He did not put eleven horns on the beast, because he is a different type of horn. Keep in mind, the word horn itself symbolizes some kind of power and authority. So we know the ten belong to temporal, political governmental kingdoms that rule over certain territories, but this eleventh one, this mystery one, does not add anything to that: He is a different type of power. We have to look then, for what kind of power eventually came out of the gradual fall and decay of the old imperial, political headship of Rome, and what kind of system came out of that or evolved out of that, that became so powerful that eventually the man that sits in his office had as much or more power than the ancient Roman caesars? Do not bring that picture over here to 1996 or the year 2000. Satan has already established the antichrist office way back then. History, as well as the Bible, prove it. It is just a matter of the way men want to read it. If you want to think the Catholic Church is the Bride of Christ, help yourself: you are free to think as you choose, but without some foundation, your thinking is vain. AS I said earlier, I am not pointing my finger at any individual Catholic person, but the system of religion is antichrist, because it is not scriptural. It is a system, an institution that is more pagan than scripturally spiritual. It has outlived all kinds of monarchies. That is why in the end time the Roman Catholic Church is called the mother of harlots. She has feasted and drank with the political crooks of the whole world. When you say that in North America, people say you are a fanatic, a narrow minded fanatic. Well I challenge you to go to the histories of five, six, or seven hundred years ago in Europe and see what you find. I will read some of it to you in a minute. It will turn your stomach against Catholicism as it existed back then. Not too far from our own borders is a nation, South America. When North America began to be settled, South America was predominately settled by Spanish and Portuguese. The missionaries from Rome went there and took the gospel of Catholicism to the South American natives. In every one of those cities and towns all through South America, you can travel today and see big cathedrals made of massive stone construction, but you see those societies living in a state of poverty, because for hundreds of years they have been held in ignorance. The kings and rulers of those nations have been held captive to the Catholic Church and its ecclesiastical hierarchy. Shortly after WW2 when I cam home from the Army there was a blood curdling article written by a missionary that told what went on in Columbia South America. That is where a lot of this drug stuff comes from today. A missionary moved into a certain town. The Catholic Church began to rise against this missionary. They began to get quite a few converts. They used their home as a meeting place, and people from Catholic families would come to this mission place. They began to leave the Catholic Church. These people eventually were threatened by individuals from the Catholic church system of the city. It went on, and finally the time came that the Catholic Church hired a bunch of bandits who lived in the mountains to do their dirty work. One night they rode into town on horseback, setting torches to the homes of the people that had been converted to the teaching of this missionary, taking the people out, and with ropes dragging the people behind horses through the city square. Then they came to the house of the missionary. They kept him until the daylight hours and took him to the town square. The missionary not willing to recant, on his knees with his hands tied behind his back, one of these bandits, as the man is praying with tears streaming down his face, hit him across the face with a machete and cut his head open. That was Catholicism in South America up until about fifty years ago. I say these things to give a few modern church going Protestants in North America something to wake them up. Then stay awake! There is a dialogue now between ecumenicalism, apostate Protestantism, and modern Catholicism. Mamma (the Catholic Church) is asking her daughter, (Protestant churches) which are harlots, to come back home. If a Catholic person hears this, I am not talking about you, I am talking about the system you are a part of. I am not pointing my finger at any Protestant person any more than I am the system that you want to uphold. Early Christianity was not a system of religion like so much of it is today. True Christianity is still working its way free from the influences of Roman Catholicism.


READING FROM HISTORY


We have already read how the first horn was plucked up, so now I want to get the other two. This happened between 1122 to 1273.


“Thirty years after the signing of the Concordat of Worms the emperor Frederick I, called Barbarossa from his red beard, succeeded to the throne. Frederick, the second of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was capable, imaginative, and ambitious. He took Charlemagne and Otto the Great as his models and aspired like them to rule Christian Europe and the Church. His reign is the story of many attempts, ending at length in failure, to unite all Italy into a single state under German sway. (The horns were getting their geographical position.) Frederick’s Italian policy brought him at once into conflict with the Papacy. The popes gave their support to a league of the free cities of northern Italy, which were also threatened by Frederick’s soaring ambitions. The haughty emperor, having suffered a severe defeat, sought reconciliation with the pope, Alexander III. In the presence of a vast throng assembled before St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Frederick knelt before the pope and humbly kissed his feet. Just a century had passed since the humiliation of Henry IV at Canossa.”


That is enough to let you see how another political horn (king) was plucked up by the Mystery (or ecclesiastical) horn. It was not another horn bringing an army in. It was a pope sitting in a chair in Rome, yet he had so much satanic power, he could say to any king, Come off your throne. If he did not obey, the pope could tell all his people, Denounce him. Do not be obedient to him, and then order a strike and paralyze his whole domain. Just imagine the apostle Paul going into Rome and doing that. Imagine when Nero was still alive, any apostle saying, Nero, I have come to dethrone you. You would have had the opposite story written. It is a shame we have modern preachers today that turn their back on this picture. They can say that I am naive and narrow minded if they want to, but I say to them, You are blind. You have been inoculated with something from the devil and you are drunk on his dope. You would sleep with a rattle snake, spiritually speaking. That is your privilege.


THIRD HORN PLUCKED UP


“The Papacy reached the height of its power under Innocent III. The eighteen years of his pontificate were one long effort, for the most part successful, to make the pope the arbiter of Europe. Innocent announced the claims of the Papacy in the most uncompromising manner. (Listen to this, when Daniel saw the eyes of a man in that horn and a mouth speaking great things, right here is that horn speaking.) As the moon receives its light from the sun, and is inferior to the sun, so do kings receive all their glory and dignity from the Holy See. (That would be the Vatican, and that is a lie. This meant, according to Innocent, that the pope has the right to interfere in all secular matters and in the quarrels of rulers.) “God,” he continued, has set the Prince of the Apostles over kings and kingdoms, with a mission to tear up, plant, destroy, scatter, and rebuild. (Protestantism denies the reality of such a thing.) Innocent’s claims were not idle boasts. (Here comes the third horn.) When Philip Augustus, king of France, divorced his wife and made another marriage, (Of course it is wrong to do that, but who is the pope, to be telling that king it was wrong, and then do what we are going to read?) Innocent declared the divorce void and ordered him to take back his discarded queen. Philip refused, and Innocent put France under an interdict. (Which means he put it under an order that there should be no business opened, no dead buried, no bells could ring, all activity had to cease.) From that hour all religious rites ceased. The church doors were barred, the church bells were silent, the sick died unshriven, the dead lay unburied. Philip, deserted by his retainers, was compelled to submit.”


He too made his way to the pope and bowed in his presence, so now you have seen how the little horn plucked up three temporal horns without actually destroying their existence, and you have also seen that the little horn did not put eleven horns on that ten horned beast. It is a mystical horn, yet it is a horn that has so much power that there has not been any political horn that could rise above it. No other king tried it after that third one. Europe still retained ten major nations. IN 1996, that is part of the NATO alliance, part of the European Common Market. All of which gradually began to be set in motion at the close of WW2.


OTHER WRITTEN HISTORY


I am now going to read to you from the various pages of history written by various ministers back in 1800. The main author of this history is a man by the name of Reverend John Marsham. This book was compiled in the year 1835. That makes it 1611 years old. It has more truth than all the ecumenical systems on the face of the earth today, because they will not print this. Yet somehow or other the things that were handed down from the times of the Reformation, those men that had lived in Europe under the control of the papacy and the church, who had experienced how Europe had been held in bondage under darkness, had a right when the Reformation came along, to come out and breathe a sigh of relief, and give their testimony to the whole world of what the power of the papacy had done. This is just a short sketch that I will read. It describes how the power of the papacy in a corrupt state, really began to get a position.


READING


“The bishops of Rome were, many of them, men of talents and vast ambition. Leo 1st, called the Great, who flourished in the fifth century, was a man of uncommon genius and eloquence, indefatigable in his efforts for spiritual dominion. Gregory the Great, also, in the next age, distinguished himself in a violent contest with the bishop of Constantinople, and in extending the bounds of the See of Rome. (The reason Constantinople is mentioned in the fifth century A.D., it seems now that the bishop at Rome, the bishop at Constantinople and the bishop at Antioch in Syria and the bishop at Alexander Egypt, which are all supposed to be Christian centers, there is a rivalry, a contest. Which is the greatest? Which is the most important? Which should have the most power? As the bishop at Constantinople