Time Is Running Out, Part 1

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

WHEN WE GIVE A TITLE LIKE THIS TO A MESSAGE, I AM ALWAYS AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME WHO WILL SAY, OH, I HAVE HEARD THAT ALL MY LIFE AND TIME IS STILL GOING RIGHT ON. YES, THAT IS TRUE, SO HAVE I, HEARD SUCH STATEMENTS, BUT I REALIZE NOW, THAT THOSE WHO MADE THEM WERE NOT BASING THEIR STATEMENTS ON A REVELATION OF PROPHECY THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED. WE ARE LOOKING AT FULFILLED PROPHECY AND LINING IT UP WITH WHAT SURELY WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW IT. THAT IS HOW WE REACH CERTAIN CONCLUSIONS. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT ONE SAYS, UNLESS THERE IS A SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION FOR IT, BUT WHEN WE CAN SHOW FROM THE BIBLE, THAT CERTAIN THINGS ARE AT HAND, IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING IF REVELATED SAINTS WOULD TAKE HEED AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. WE CAN IN NO WAY FULFILL PROPHECY BEFORE ITS PREDETERMINED TIME OF FULFILLMENT, BUT WHEN THE TIME IS AT HAND FOR SOMETHING TO BE FULFILLED, NEITHER CAN WE DO ANYTHING TO DELAY IT. IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT I AM SAYING IS, GOD IS STILL RUNNING THE SHOW. IT IS HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE THAT IS BEING WORKED OUT RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES; AND ONLY THE TRUE BRIDE CHURCH SITS IN A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN RECOGNIZE IT. ALL OF THOSE PROPHECIES IN DANIEL AND REVELATION, HAVE AN EXACT SPOT THAT THEY FIT INTO IN THE PLAN OF GOD. SOME HAVE BEEN FULFILLED ALREADY; AND THE OTHERS STILL HAVE THEIR FULFILLMENT SOMEWHERE OUT IN FRONT OF WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, BUT ONE THING IS SURE, NOT ONE OF THEM WILL FAIL. THEREFORE I ASK THAT EACH OF YOU WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BRING OUT IN THIS MESSAGE, AND PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR WHAT IS JUST AHEAD.

 

NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S DREAM

 

Please turn in your Bible’s with me, to the 2nd chapter of the book of Daniel. We are going to read about a dream Nebuchadnezzar had. When he woke up, he could not remember it. He had his wise men, his magicians and astrologers all walking a tight rope. He sent word for them all to be brought in. He gave them all a commandment, Tell me what I dreamed, and then tell me the meaning of it. If you cannot come up with the dream and the meaning, then I have put up with you long enough, you will all be executed. This was all planned of God. We are going to find out one of these days, that God has planned some things to take place in our world, that mortal man has no control over. Things are going on right now that educated men think the course they are taking is the way things are really going, but I have news for them: It is not going that way at all, they are following a decoy. For the last fifty years, since the close of WW2, there have been enough things going on, and enough preachers have preached things in the past fifty years that should have been, or according to their calculations, was supposed to have been, that this is that and it cannot be anything else, and all of it has faded in the wind, and those who made the prediction never bother to say, I was wrong. You never hear these guys touch on what was said fifty years ago. They treat it as though, Well we can all be wrong. We know this, when God puts a prophecy in His word, God does not keep men from playing with it through the years, but when the times comes for that particular picture of prophecy, which concerns an event or condition that is to affect a certain people at a certain time, rest assured, the world and all its education, never has, nor will it ever understand it until it has already been going on right before their very eyes. History proves that the wise men of the world are never the men that can anticipate what tomorrow will bring when it comes to the things God has planned. Now let us read here, in the 2nd chapter of Daniel. When Daniel heard that all these magicians and astrologers were going to be executed for failing to give the King what he wanted to hear, he spoke to the captain of the guard and intervened on their behalf. Notice now, as we read the account. Dan. 2:24 “Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will show unto the king the interpretation. (25) Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. (26) The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Beltshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? (27) Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, the secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king; (28) But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;” So he began to show the dream and the meaning. I like what Daniel said: He did not desire to speak to the king just to save his own life: He told the king, I will not only tell you what the dream was, I will tell you the meaning thereof, and you are not to execute any of those men. Is that not the grace of God? If it had been turned around on their part, and Daniel was the one in the negative picture, they would not have cared less what happened to Daniel. That is the way it is today: These educated people who sit on these big decorated platforms, producing programs on TV, could not care less who you and I are. I watched a sketch the other night; they are carrying on a monetary drive campaign because they want to build so many more TV stations to broadcast their traditions and programs to the world. At that time they had already pledged four million and some odd thousands of dollars. I thought, Isn’t it strange, the Bride of Christ does not get one tenth that much to work with, yet God, by His grace, gets the job done. It is interesting to note, that in our intellectual world of education, in our political world of modern leadership, where they have all went to the church of their choice, they had just as well gone to the pagan altar of their choice. Spiritually, they would be just as well off: They went to the church of their choice to make it look good to society on their part, that they believe in god, that they are religious, that they are not against religion, but they disbelieve everything of reality, and what they do accept, they end up making it just another tradition.

 

TIME ALWAYS BRINGS CHANGES

 

We want to do our best today to deal with something, to straighten up a picture that is being projected to the world. I realize many of you have gone to school longer than I have, and have studied more history than I have, but hear me: I do not study history just to be a historian. I study it in the light of how it correlates with the Bible. That is my purpose. When I read the articles the people in Canada sent me, articles from the Messianic Jews, this particular Messianic Jew is teaching that the Roman Empire will not be the Roman Empire in the end time, like it was in ancient times: It will have certain Roman tendencies and likenesses, but it is definitely going to be a universal, new, one world, order, that is going to be the beast, and so on and so forth. I am saying this, not to be critical, but to be a voice that will speak in defense of a truth I know is in this Bible. I say this, to defend the Bible, not necessarily the Jews. I appreciate the Jewish people that we got the Bible from. They cannot point their finger at me and say that I am one of those crazy Gentiles that has persecuted the Jewish people. I am not one of them. My people never have been a people that persecuted anyone else. I appreciate the Jewish race that God, in His time, chose to be the recipients and carriers of the promises God made concerning the way He would deal with lost mankind, both Jew and Gentile. What little I have read, how the Jew looked upon the Gentiles in ancient times, to a point they had a right to look upon them as dirty, filthy dogs, seems to have been justified. The ways of the Gentiles, were terrible. We have nothing at all to brag about, that is, from the standpoint of being Gentiles. I do have to thank God, that there were some Jewish men from the area of Jerusalem, that one day, hundreds of years ago, began to break down the barriers of differences between Jews and Gentiles, and began to preach this glorious gospel to the heathen, a people which were educated people, in the Mediterranean area, in that hour of time. Out of that, came a message of hope that began to convert some of those Gentile heathen to the reality of a God that the Jews had proclaimed and were worshipers of, which we read about in the Old Testament. The Jew today is very proud of his Torah, which is the first five books of the Bible. When God spoke to Abraham in the land of Mesopotamia, he did not come out of Mesopotamia carrying a lot of religious traditions with him. He did not have the Bible at that point in time either. The Torah, which is the first five books of our Bible, was written by Moses several years after Abraham’s hour. Many of the things that were in men’s minds, which their lives were guided by, were just handed down traditions, that which prior generations had passed on to them. I have to say, A lot of the tradition was true, as it was handed down from generation to generation, a lot of it had lost most of the truth it started out with. Therefore when the time came, that God would cut man’s average life span from 120 years to 70 years, it became necessary for them to have something more than just tradition. It would no longer be a means for having truth remembered. Therefore when Moses was the instrument God used to lead the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage toward the promised land in those forty years, Moses became a very special instrument for the Creator to use. The first five books of the Bible, in the Old Testament, were written by Moses. I am thankful today, that we have that record. I want to say something in defense of the other portion of the Old Testament also: If it had not been for those Jewish prophets, we would not have known what God had in mind, what He had planned to unfold in our day and time. I am thankful today, to be a Christian. Being a Christian, does not make me a Jew, and neither does a Jew being a Christian make him or her a Gentile. That is not the way the plan of salvation works. A Jew by the name of Saul, who later was called Paul, wrote in his epistles, giving us a very clear picture of how God has taken from the two, both Jew and Gentile, and made one new man. Remember also, that being a Christian, does not keep a Jew from being a Jew. Being a Christian does not keep a Gentile from being a Gentile genetically. There are a lot of Gentiles who have been converted to Judaism, their religion, but racially, they are still Gentile’s. They still have blue eyes, blond hair, or red hair, freckled faces, or whatever. I am saying all this to acquaint us with the reality, that even Jews today, are hung up on the question of who has the right to come home. It is a truth, the past two thousand years of their being dispersed among the nations has caused many Jews to take Gentile companions, which has mixed the bloodstream with Gentile and Jewish blood. I would have to say by looking at things like that, There would be very few Jews today in the existence of the nation, that are really, genetically, still true Jews by the seed of Abraham. It does not matter how many Gentiles have been converted to Judaism, that still does not make them Jews. It does not change the color of their hair, the color of their eyes, nor the build of their stature. All it has done is give them another religion or idea to carry around. It in no way changes the physical makeup. I am saying all of that to make us remember, When God called Abraham, he was married to his half sister. The Bible says ABRAHAM WAS A SYRIAN. That was the parent material God began to use to start this particular race of people, a people in which He invested an enormous amount of responsibility, a revelation, a commandment, and certain types of things they were to observe as they multiplied into a race of people. Them being a race, out of a race, they were going to be a very peculiar race. Their makeup is going to cause them to think different. Nevertheless as centuries of time came and went, some of those things begin to fall by the wayside. The Jew today, many times, will argue and debate the question, Who is a Jew? Now they are even saying, If he had a Jewish mother and a Gentile father, then the child can be considered as a Jew. I find that is the opposite of the way it worked in the Bible. I am saying these things with a measure of respect toward them. I realize there may be a Jewish person somewhere, that will get hold of this message, so I want to speak with that in mind. Nevertheless I feel that any true Jewish person ought to know full well, that in the Old Testament, it was the man they considered to be the carrier of the genes. It was the man that was to carry this genetic likeness of what God had willed the Jewish people to be. As long as the Jewish man, even though he might have taken a Moabite wife, or another Gentile wife of some nature, that child was looked upon as a Jewish descendent. Here it is today, they have turned it around to the absolute opposite side of the genetic picture. I have to say, We do not have time to argue genetics, and quibble over what was written in the Bible. I am bringing all this in because of a certain reason, for we are going to cover a big category in this message we are giving the title, ‘”Time is Running Out.” Every preacher in the western world is making his bid for time, trying to tell somebody that Jesus is coming, and that things are going to be like this and this and this. A big percentage of it is just a lot of talk, with a lot of political motivation and intellectual speech terminology to attract a certain following. It sounds convincing to the carnal mind, but there is nothing factual to it. We are living in an hour when many people do not even concern themselves with whether they have proven facts or not, just as long as they can come up with something that gets them a lot of attention.

 

DANIEL STANDS BEFORE THE KING

 

Well anyhow, Daniel is brought before the king. Here he stands. Daniel knew this man Nebuchadnezzar, was the beginning of the Babylonian Empire, and the children of Israel have been carried out of their homeland back to the city of Babylon, to be there as captives for the period of seventy years. We are going to jump down to the 31st verse, so notice how Daniel starts out by talking to the king in this manner. “Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. (32) This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, (33) His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. (34) Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. (35) Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. (36) This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.” I would like to have been standing there when Daniel started this speech. Here the king has already told his wise men and magicians and astrologers, tell me the dream and the meaning, or I will execute you. Now Daniel has put in a plea to the captain of the guard to tell the king that he will interpret, and not only interpret, but tell him what the dream was. Can you even begin to imagine the thoughts that went through Nebuchadnezzar’s mind? He could have thought, I wonder what this young upstart is going to tell me? When Daniel began to speak like this, I cannot help but believe there was skepticism, criticism, with him not really believing he is going to hear what was really to be revealed from that dream. Nevertheless as Daniel starts talking and says, “This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. (No doubt, just that much opened Nebuchadnezzar’s mind. He could have said, Yes, that is right! I seriously doubt that he spoke anything audibly, but in his heart, he had to be saying, That is right: I believe this little fellow has something those others do not have.) This image’s head was of fine gold, (The more in detail Daniel went with this, the more interested he became. After a while, I can see this king scoot forward on his seat. I see him take hold of the arms of that throne saying in his heart, Come on, young man, you are on the right track.) His breast and his arms of silver, his belly and thighs of brass, (By now he has the king’s complete attention.) His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. (The more in detail Daniel got, the more excited the king got.) Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, (I imagine by now the old king is saying, Well what do you know about that, he is bringing in everything.) Which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” By now the king has forgot all about his skepticism, his criticism, his doubt. This king has literally been caught up with reality: Here, standing before him, is a man that knows everything. No doubt he thought, There has to be a God somewhere that is guiding this young man’s life. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if God was to allow men today, politicians, world leaders, who are to blame for leading this modern world into an hour where it is facing a death trap, to see ahead of time what is awaiting them? Daniel begins to interpret the meaning of the dream and he has the King’s full attention. He says to the king, “This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. (That made the king sit back. He could not help but reminisce on the victories his army had come home proclaiming. The Assyrians had fallen at his command. Israel had fallen, Egypt had fallen. He had stretched his borders to an unheard of scope.) And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.” That could not help but cause the king to stop and think, This man has got to be serving a God that surpasses any god of any other race of people represented in this kingdom. That was Nebuchadnezzar’s way of bringing about his government. When he would conquer a people, he went about searching for the wise ones of that particular people, royal families and such. It was his method to take certain young ones of this particular people who had certain qualifications, and appoint them to an office. He tried to find out if there were any soothsayer’s forecasters, dreamers, visionaries, things of that nature. He wanted to incorporate all that into his beautiful kingdom. He wanted to put those men in a category all by themselves. He would sue that as his advisory council. But this particular time, God was not going to let any of those that used witchcraft, sorcery, or anything like that to give this king any kind of answer. He has shut it all up. God wants to be seen and recognized in the whole affair. That is why he has dealt with Daniel in this manner. Daniel is telling the king the interpretation of his dream and up until now the king knows the dream or vision has been told to him precisely as he dreamed it, right down to the minutest detail. The king cannot doubt that. Then he told him his kingdom was the beginning of this great image, the head of gold and so fourth, so let us read some more of it and then go to our chart and map we have up here. “And after thee shall arise another kingdom (another beast, notice, inferior) inferior to thee, (inferior in the sense that gold is the most valuable of all minerals, silvers is of lesser value and so on. Notice, he speaks of the third one to follow) and another third kingdom of brass.” Lesser quality yes, yet each mineral is stronger in its makeup than its predecessor, Silver is stronger than gold. Brass is stronger than silver. Actually, this marks time wise, also, man’s progress in the age of time he lives in. We have all heard of the bronze age, the iron age, and so on. That shows man’s progress coming down through time.

 

HOW DO WE SEE THE WHOLE EARTH HERE IN PROPHECY?

 

We have been living in the iron age for many hundreds of years, longer than all the rest put together. I want to put emphasis on what I am going to say now. This third kingdom of brass, has been misrepresented. (I will say this as polite as I know how to say it.) The Jewish man who put together his Biblical prophetic interpretation about the last beast, (which we know was the Roman beast) how that in the later days as it says in Daniel 7, that the fourth kingdom, which is Rome, he interprets it in the later part of it, that it is the new world order, because he uses this as it says in that particular verse, and he shall devour the whole earth. Just allow me to say this, God has let His word be constructed in such a way that it corrects itself as it goes along. It is written that way so that His people that are spiritual, and willing to walk with Him, and not walk to find favor with the world, or recognition with the world, can see the true picture unfold before their very eyes. Notice the third one was to bear rule over all the earth. I want to remind any historian. The third one was the Grecian empire under Alexander the Great. He did not, after he conquered that kingdom, rule over all the planet earth. Therefore that should be a lesson to anyone who attempts to interpret these scriptures without a revelation. All the earth here, is not referring to the entire planet. All the earth, in that scripture, is that prophetic portion of the earth, the Biblical earth man was acquainted with at that time. At this point, I am going to go the map. Here is a map of the total universal planet earth. Look how large it is. Look how much territory it covers. Over here, we have put together what we are referring to. I have an old Biblical history, atlas. It gives you the outline of all the so-called world empires. There are different colors represented here. Right here in this green line is the Babylonian, Syrian Empire. That was the time of Daniel. When we get over here to the blue and the brown, we are dealing with the two empires I just read about, the Medo Persian and the Grecian Empires. The Medo Persian, which was next after the Babylonian, stretched over to here. (We are not able to print all of what Bro. Jackson is pointing to. >EDITOR.) Right here, is as far as it went this way. Watch the blue line. This pertains to Alexander the Great. He went further east than any of them. That is the third beast government, that was to bear rule over all the earth. Look how much of the world was left unaffected by his rule. It just goes to show, you cannot take any one verse of the scripture and say, This is the whole sum of everything. Then when the Roman period came along and took over the Grecian period, we do not have to trace the black lines over to here, because they took over what these had already conquered. Yet Rome itself never did try to push her domain as far east as the others did. Here is the black line. It covers everything from here westward throughout Europe. The black line signifies the Roman period. WE have it marked here. The Babylonian is the green. The Medes and Persians are represented by the red. The Grecian period is the blue, and the Roman period is the black. There, you have the borders marked, of all four of the beasts. Shown right there, is as much of the earth as either one of them, at any time, ever conquered and ruled over. I am sure you can see quite a bit of difference between the areas of these kingdoms, and what pertains to the whole world as we know it today. That is all pertaining to the prophetic earth. Why do I title it like that? Because it tells me in Genesis, that God planted a garden eastward in Eden. Where is Eden’s dimensions, as we define it from the account of Genesis? Here is Egypt, and here is the Nile. Right here is the Euphrates. That is the eastern side. Then from the river Havilah, which today is a dry river bed across Saudi Arabia, it goes this way. Remember though, before the flood, we do not know how the geography of that portion of the land lay. Havilah, was a river that helped drain this Eden area. There, is where civilization started. There, is where mankind began to spread out from. Even after the flood the boat came back down on Mt. Ararat, which is in Turkey today. Again man began to descend from that region down into the plains of Shinar, because they lay parallel to the Euphrates River valley. Secular history records the same area as the Fertile crescent, meaning the cradle of civilization. From that area, right here, is where all the races of the earth today originate from. Before the languages were changed, it was right in this area where they all spoke one language. They said, let us build a tower that will reach into heaven. In the same ancient area where Babylon was, there, is where they took clay and began to make bricks to build a tower to heaven. I bring in all this to show you there is a prophetic, Biblical earth that is not dealing with the whole planet at all. It is dealing with the cradle of civilization. Think of it, from here to the Euphrates, is where time has caused the parent material of all the races that now exist throughout all the earth, to settle after the flood. Back here is where the roots started. The Bible does not bring in histories and prophecies about other nations, other than certain ones we have preached on. So I am saying this to stress the fact that, This last day world beast will not be a New World Order. Bro. Jackson, you are crazy, some will say: Look what all these other men are preaching today; and you are standing there saying it is not going to be that way. I have a right to say it that way. First, I am not trying to please them. Daniel was not trying to please anyone either. If you will try with all your heart to please God, He will let you say things many people cannot like or understand, but there will be a certain element of people that will benefit by it in due time. That is the true purpose of it. Let us go now to the 40th verse, because this will touch on the fourth kingdom. “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron.” We notice that this will bring us into Daniel 7. We have this head here, really that is what Daniel saw as he saw it in the 7th chapter, this huge head, but let us read it in this setting, because it is all represented right in here, the fourth kingdom. “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potter’s clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” On this image, the head of gold of Babylon, as I said, It was a city empire. When we come to the Medo Persians, which is the chest and two arms, that is a combination of two peoples, the Medes and Persians. These two kingdoms were connected together by a royal marriage between Darius’ daughter and Cyrus, a Persian prince. I have read in secular history how Cyrus was the one (This was written in Jeremiah’s prophecy.) that made the decree for the children of Israel to go back and build the temple. However the beginning of the Medo Persian kingdom was with the Medes. They were the people that seemed to be predominant in that hour. For the sake of the prophecy in our message today, Back in the Gulf War, when we heard a lot about the Kurds in the mountain regions of Iraq, laying over against Turkey, they are sort of a misplaced people. They are the present, twentieth century descendants of the ancient Medes. In other words they had dwindled away until they are existing in racial structure in the minority, while the Persians, which they used to be part of, when that was a kingdom in itself, have become the Iranians of today; and they are in the majority. Just remember, The Iranians today, which are the descendants of the ancient Persians, are in the majority , and they rule a vast area, while the Medes have had to take the back country and back picture in everything. We bring all that in for the sake of the history account. This represents the Grecian Empire. It is single. There is no dual part to it. It is brass. But the Grecian Empire, in its hour, pushed further, for its borders reached from here, like this, all the way into the areas of India. You can read about that in the book of Esther. You know how it tells about the provinces and such, laying next to India. The Medo Persian Empire and the Grecian Empire pushed further eastward than any of the others. We have it drawn out like that on the map we are using. These colored lines are just to help recognize the boundaries of each kingdom. You may have trouble seeing them from where you are.

 

THE FOURTH BEAST WAS ROMANISM

 

When we come to the Roman period, this Roman period will last longer, cover a longer period of time, than all the rest put together. That is the part we are going to read about right here. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” Now we have to go and look at the feet of that image. We know, since this represents the time factor, that when we come into the Roman period, not only did she rule from Europe, she crossed into Asia and ruled in the Middle East. That is why Asia and Europe, which is represented in the two legs, and shows the time factor involved, as time is moving through the Roman period, you are coming down the legs, and while the time is coming down the legs, it is like the sand draining from one chamber of the hour glass down into another, the toes have not yet materialized. This is what we have to look at, this stone that was hewn out of the mountain, I will emphasize it like this, How many have traveled through the western part of our nation? When you go out into the areas of Colorado, into the foothills of the Rockies, or into Utah, New Mexico or Arizona, and see that vast area, actually, the best I can describe this stone hewn out of the mountain, is this, You can be driving along a highway, following the foothills of a mountain region; and it is not unusual to look out, maybe eight, ten, or fifteen miles from the base of the mountain region, and there is what they call a butte. It looks like a giant rock sitting there all by itself. Just imagine, somewhere that was part of that mountain. Do you understand what I mean? Maybe twenty thousand years ago, that thing was on top of that mountain. But when there came a giant earthquake that shook that region, that stone broke out. When it started rolling and tumbling, that is where it stopped. Try to portray this stone hewn out of the mountain, that it is time that does it. In the mountain regions of the west, there is a place called Chimney Rock. It looks like an old fireplace. It is balanced on a little pedestal. I have to think that a few more hundred years and time itself, with just a little shaking, and there will not be a Chimney Rock anymore. It is going to be somewhere else. I use that to illustrate what was mean there. The stone hewn out of the mountain, not with hands, time did it. As time passed, weather, storms raged against the base of this thing on which it was setting; and then comes a dramatic change. Isn’t it strange how sometimes those huge stones will sit on such a small pedestal? It looks as though you could touch it and push it off of there. But weather, storms and time keeps hewing away at it. Then finally, one day the last little pebble breaks out of the base. A torrential rain hits; and begins to wash away the little pedestal until finally that stone comes rolling down. We are living in the days the sands have drained completely from the legs, out of the feet. WE ARE LIVING IN THE DAYS OF THE TEN TOES. Ever since WW2, time has brought the ten toes into correlation with the ten horns. If you remember, and look back for the last fifty years, since the closing of WW2, all your political plans by western man in this industrial era, have been putting the European nations back together, because we are dealing with them as the nations and the individual territories of Europe. That is why time is running out. I have to say, Biblically, the stone which was hewn out of the mountain, not by the hands of politicians, but the storms and conflicts that have raged on this earth, have brought us to this hour of time. That stone speaks of nothing other than the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a fact, if you stood up today to speak against Clinton or any other president, or any congressman that is doing their best to try to push this New World Order, if you could say, Sir, it is not going to work, you need to be prepared for a battle. If you got very positive with them, to the point that they could see what you were actually saying, it could be interpreted as hate propaganda, so they might resort to drastic measures to shut you up. We are living in an hour, and in a world of change. They will say, We want you to know we are preparing the world for the twenty first century. Yes, and President Clinton is going to build a bridge from this one to that one. (I would not want to talk on such a bridge: not for anything in the world.) I have to believe that with all the light we have of prophecy, THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY BELONGS TO THE LORD AND THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST. Politicians, educators, philosophers of every description can have their analysis, their plans, their plots, their dreams, but without God inspiring them, their whole outlook is futile, fruitless, as worthless as it can be. It is just so many words, so much wasted energy being put forth that will accomplish nothing like they are hoping for. This is why I have to say, It is ridiculous, when we think of the number of preachers today, educated people who have traveled the world over preaching their gospel, for anyone to actually believe there could be so many versions of truth. IT IS THEIR GOSPEL, IT IS NOT THE LORD’S GOSPEL, yet if they heard me say this, they would warn people, Stay away from that crazy man! He is naive, he is narrow minded, you had better not get anywhere around a spirit like that. We are living in a day of compromise. Preachers of denominational backgrounds have climbed to an image of renown. In some respects many of them have been introduced by certain politicians in certain realms of activity, simply because they provide them with a certain identity that works on their behalf. They enjoy being looked upon as a Christian, as long as they can go ahead and live like they are so prone to do, and their “Christian Realm” thinks nothing of it. But if you opened up in a public way today and began to speak out against organized religion, first they will say, You are not supposed to talk like that, you are spreading hate. I sometimes wonder if that was not what some of those Jewish Pharisees were saying when they began to hear what Jesus was teaching. That man spreads hate: We need to get rid of him. He is against our establishment. If you begin to speak against the establishment and what it upholds, they have to say you are preaching a hate gospel. I have to say something though, If it is hate, then it has to be hate, because it is the revealed truth from God’s written Word. I will say this today, I hate what some of these educated preachers, men that ought to know better, are doing and getting by with in this hour of time. I hate to think of the millions of dollars they are swindling from the audience in the TV fields, millions to build TV stations, and for what? Will they come on and say anything against the pope? No. I believe with all my heart, if I was to get on a TV station and begin to come out against the papal system, the power of it, what it is destined to do here in the end time, they would be some of the first ones to say, through government officials, shut that man up! He should not be allowed to say these things. I will say this, both to the Messianic Jew as well as the Catholic or Protestant Gentile preacher, This is an hour of compromise. To the Jew, you know good and well, the reason you as a people did not accept Jesus as your Messiah two thousand years ago, was because He was uncompromising to Judaism. He was uncompromising concerning your religious traditions back then, and He is exactly the same way today: There is one right way and all the rest are ways of compromise. Everything He said, was considered by Judaism as an evil.

 

TRADITION ALWAYS HATES TRUTH

 

Judaism did not like what John the Baptist was saying when he came upon the scene preaching, REPENT! THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND! John the Baptist, was down at the river minding his own business, and they still confronted him about his authority. At least he was not on anyone’s church grounds. When he began to preach the things he did, they were offended. Then when he talked about Herod taking his brother’s wife, he was really dealing with a social, moral thing of society that they felt he had no business messing around with. Did Herod like what he said? Not one bit: It cost John his life. I have to remind some of these educated, learned philosophers of our day, No matter what category of religion you come from, Judaism, Catholicism, or Protestantism, you can know all about your church history, and many of you feel that you are some great authority on the scriptures, but you are talking about a man who is supposed to be your Messiah, a man that preached against all evil, and you who claim to be called to preach His gospel, dare not speak out against the evils of our present day political, and religious systems.  Where do you get your authority? Whose gospel are you preaching? There is not one of you that can take the Bible and prove that denominational religion is the Church of the Bible, simply because the true Church did not start out that way. Judaism, after it has existed thousands of years, is still basically, just a tradition cloaked in the formality of interpretations, while the people walk on, blind to the reality of why that man Jesus, who was known as a Jew, laid down His life at Calvary. Naturally they do not know He laid it down willingly, in obedience to the perfect will of His Father. They just know their forefathers had Him crucified because He dared to open His mouth against their religious leaders. He said, You doctors and lawyers, you Pharisees and scribes, you are all a bunch of hypocrites. Let me just read one instance where Jesus stood up to them like that. We can go to Matthew 15:7-14, and get a little sampling of how He looked upon compromise. “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, (8) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (10) And He called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: (11) Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. (12) Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? (13) But He answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. (14) Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” He sure did not pull any punches. He laid the true picture right before them. Those traditionalists were all a bunch of hypocrites. They required so much of their disciples, but none of it pertained to true righteousness. It is the same picture today. This is a day when religious leaders of our nations the world over, like to paint a beautiful picture of what Christianity is, but where is the fruit of their endeavors? I just have to say, What I saw here this morning, is the beauty of genuine, Bible authorized and Spirit vindicated Christianity. That is the beauty of it all: It was not done on key, just for a TV show. What we have here, is not a stage with running water, or flowers decorating the platform. It is how the water of the Holy Spirit can come down and warm the heart and begin to move human lives with a purpose of true godliness. They begin to rejoice and feel free, because they are made to realize that they are free. What did Jesus say? “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” I have to say, That is the kind of Christianity I see in the Bible. That is the kind of Christianity I want. That is the only kind I want to have any part of. In the world, they will hate us, simply because we expose their hypocrisy. The hour has come, or is getting much closer, that organized religion will open their mouths and say a lot of evil things against anyone who dares to stand for Bible truth. I want to be sure you get this part, where you can see from the Biblical setting, that this third world empire which was the Grecian era, where it was said, “It shall bear rule over all the earth,”did not pertain to the entire planet earth. I will go back to it once again. It did not bear rule over all the earth. This part of the world that we live in, had not yet been discovered when that was in effect. How could it bear rule over all the planet earth? We should be able to understand that the third world empire, as it was called, could not possibly have ruled over all the earth, because much of the now known earth was not even known to men back then. I am stressing this fact, because of so much misunderstanding of these scriptures. When it speaks of the fourth beast and says, “And it shall devour the whole earth,” you just have to realize that the terminology applies to the then known earth, which we refer to as the whole prophetic earth. That is why it is pictured here in this state. When we read about the fourth beast that came up out of the water, and Daniel saw it move off through time, he saw it have a mouth of great iron teeth. That is to symbolize the power of the Roman system, through its army, as it devoured that geographical phase of the old world, the prophetic world that then was known to mankind. Because of the time factor represented here, everything is heading for the time when importance, or preeminence will be pinpointed in the toes, because the ten toes, in the hour glass of time, are indicators of the ten horns, which is the ten nations that geographically were to develop out of your European sector of what this man shows. Daniel 7, never did describe the body of that fourth beast. That is why this Jewish man, in his writing, says, Notice that the body was nondescript, which means it was never described. Therefore he is saying that since the body was nondescript, his interpretation of Revelation 13, is that this represents the entire planet earth. It only brings in the same territories that Rome ruled over back in this former time. I do not want to deal with any part of this message in a prolonged way, because it is too much to deal with like that. I want to deal with it in its different dimensions, and dwell on the different important parts of it, so we can see how it is all going to be put together here in the end time. I do not have a bone to pick with anyone, but at the same time, when I see these powerful, religious men, with money and programs and all the necessary facilities to send their dogma out to the world, it causes me to realize more and more that the little Bride of Jesus Christ has to have something that stabilizes her; and keeps her going straight down the road toward the end.

 

WHY WE TEACH ABOUT SERPENT SEED

 

People out here in the religious world are always asking, Why do you teach this subject of the serpent seed? Is a knowledge of that essential to salvation? No. That is not the objective. Why preach the necessity of the virgin birth of Jesus, if you cannot show by the scriptures why it was necessary? What is the importance? Why was it necessary for Him to be born into this world apart from a sex act between man and woman? Did you know there are preachers today within the overall religious organizations that even doubt the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? They even doubt the resurrection of Christ. Why is that? Is it because they never were made to understand why mankind needed a Savior in the first place? Could that be an indication that within the systems of religion that have come through time to this present century they are gasping for their last breath of spiritual life? They are losing contact, or relationship with the word of God. They are losing their conviction of sin. They are no longer able to separate what is right from what is wrong. They are winding up helpless. They are winding up with a form of religion, but without the reality of a personal relationship with the Living Christ. They hold on to a form because it is the last straw in the struggle for their survival. Today someone brought up the subject of how years ago, Pat Boone was sort of a nominal Christian; and he sang a lot of songs that are sung in the Christian realm, but now he has come out for hard rock music, showing himself in the image as a follower of this lifestyle. My salvation does not change like that. I may change some, but my salvation does not change. What God liked or disliked fifty years ago, He still feels the same about all of it. If I leave my former convictions and begin to look like a tramp, it will not be because God has changed His mind about what portrays godliness. That is what I have to say about that kind of a change. What Pat Boone has done, just goes to show what will eventually happen to anyone who fails to get their spiritual life established in truth. That is the only way anyone can grow spiritually stronger. Why did the apostle Paul say, (Phil. 2:5) “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” It is because Jesus always had a mind to please the Father: so when we begin to think like that, we walk in ways that are pleasing to Him and He feeds us spiritual food that produces growth for our inner self. If we fail to grow like that, we are destined to go backwards. It just looks like God is reaching out and taking hold of the religious systems of this world and is squeezing them for the last time. They have nothing in them to respond to the wooing of that great Spirit anymore, so they are dying. I do not say this to belittle or make fun of anyone, but when I see celebrities in the religious world, that at one time looked like they did uphold a certain image of what a Christian ought to look like, and now they just look like all the rest of Satan’s crowd, I just have to realize that there was no love for truth in them. They have just become entertainers that use a religious front, and that is to appease and pacify an element of dead, church going people who no longer want truth: They just want a little entertainment that is done within the framework of religion, because it makes them feel secure. They are clutching for a straw that is not really there. Well we were talking about why we preach serpent seed, so let me say once again, Why did God strike Eve in her reproductive organs, if that is not the part of her body she sinned with? If she just ate a large red apple that was hanging from a forbidden fruit tree, why did HE not curse her mouth? Can you Doctors of divinity answer that question for me? Come on, with your Greek and Hebrew, and tell me why He did that. Why did He make aprons to cover their sex organs, if they only sinned with their mouth? You want to say this teaching is of the devil. Well, for your benefit, I will give you the opportunity to answer another question: What brought about the condition we read of in Genesis, chapter 6, that caused God to say, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them?” I want to show you where the serpent’s seed appear on the scene. Verses 4-5, give you a clue, if you are not totally blind. “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (5) And God saw that the wickedness of men was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” God judged Adam, Eve and the serpent while they were still in the Garden of Eden, and then HE drove them out and placed Cherubims between them and His continual presence. You everyone know about Cain and Abel, and how Cain went out from the area where they were, to dwell in the land of Nod. (Gen. 4:16-17) “And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. (17) And Cain knew his wife; (which had to be his sister) and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.” Well saints, time stands still for no one. The first thing you know, you are reading of something in chapter 6, that has to have a meaning, and a relationship to the events that follow. What is this, that we read in chapter 6? How does it fit into this picture concerning the sons of God? Notice, (Gen. 1) “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (That has to be Cain’s genetic line.) (2) That the sons of God (This is Adam’s line.) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (3) And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (4) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (5) And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that ever imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (This is a condition that came about after those mixed marriages between the sons of God and the daughters of men began to produce children. Those sons and daughters of God, Adam’s line, were not like that. They had a sentence of death in them, but they did not have evil ways, simply because those evil attributes were not in them.) (6) And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. (7) And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” When God announced that He would destroy all of that rotten mess, He still waited 120 years to do it. Noah built the Ark and raised three sons of his own, and they married women from families of those mixed attributes, but none of the others who were alive at the time of the flood, ever repented and turned to God for mercy. Only Noah’s family were saved by the Ark. All the rest perished. The point is, a few hundred years after Adam and Eve were driven out of the garden, daughters from Cain’s line began to entice those sons of Adam’s line, and the first thing you know, they were marrying each other and producing sons and daughters with those mixed attributes. As I said, Time stops and waits for no man. Time moves on. It says in verse 1, Daughters were born unto them. This is not daughters of Adam’s descent. This is the daughters of Cain’s descent, because he went into the land of Nod. But for the sake of the critics, let us follow this reading, the sons of God. Who were those sons of God? I have to say they are those of Adam’s descent, those who are living in Eden. They have not crossed the borderline into Nod. It was not the inhabitants of Eden that went looking for some new experience in the land of Nod. It is what the devil brought out of the land of Nod, penetrating, crossing the borders of Eden, hoping to spread their lifestyle and perverted way of living. Who are the sons of God? Doctors of divinity, both in the Gentile world structure, as well as the Jewish sector of Judaism, have put in their histories that these sons of God were none other than fallen angels. Are they serious? Fallen angels? They are laughing at our teaching on serpent seed; and they have the nerve to suggest something completely contrary to the scriptures. How come hundreds of years later you are coming up with the idea that demons are in charge of this scene. That is telling me you religious doctors of divinity are actually secretly saying that there was a time when demons came down, projected themselves into flesh, and enticed the daughters of Adam to have sex with them, and that is what started the inroads of evil that brought the flood. How come there was no curse that followed that deed? I ask the question, Why did God not curse somebody for inventing such a life style? No saints, All the cursing took place back in Eden, in the paradise of God. The Bible is well written, and it can be understood. The only thing is, it does not go into specifics in that which is unwritten because the unwritten behind that which is written is like a back drop. That becomes the scene for the natural setting you read. The skeptics and educators have laughed and scoffed through the years when certain truths are dug out of the word of God and made known to believers. Because of their traditional belief they laugh and scoff and make fun of people who believe the Word of God, but that takes nothing from the truth that believers receive. Histories show what this has brought upon mankind. I am saying, If they do not want to accept serpent seed as the initial thing that went wrong that brought the curses, and the downfall that started man on his course downward, then somewhere in the process of time they have to acknowledge that something went wrong somewhere that caused God to send the flood. Regardless of what skeptics believe though, I am absolutely certain that the plan of God is being worked out exactly as the Bible portrays it. I am just as certain that all who ignore the wooing of the spirit of God will pay the supreme price for it. I was switching from channel to channel the other day, and came across a certain scene portrayed, a scene that took place just a few short years ago, I believe it was in Ecuador. It was about a volcano. Most of the time when volcanoes erupt in this earth, whether it is the Philippines, India, or Guatemala, South America, wherever, most of the time they hit headline proportions. For some reason or other this particular event did not strike the interest factor: It was just a short sketch of this volcano erupting. In that one area twenty three thousand people perished. That is a lot of people to just be taken out of this world, covered up by the debris, mud and stuff that came from that volcano. Did you ever stop to think, when we read in the Bible that the day of the Lord is near, those things are going to repeat themselves in multiplied numbers? What is going to happen when suddenly this planet goes into convulsions? Nobody can say the epicenter is thousands of miles away, it feels like it is under your feet. All of a sudden cracks appear in the earth, towns are swallowed up, valleys appear where there were none before, and suddenly mountains sink and new ones appear where there had not been any. That is what the day of the Lord really shows us. I am saying all of this to warn you, while we are in this wicked world, we are not guaranteed that we are going to get through without being ridiculed. Nevertheless God has got to have some voices in the land. He has go tot have some testimonies that glorify Him. Young people, a few months ago, God gave you something to start your trip to the end with. Do not let it slip from your grasp. Recognize what it was for, and at the same time recognize what truth is, because it is your weapon of defense when the world comes against you. Yes, it is a fact, you can argue with the most intelligent people that serpent seed is a fact, and you might be able to twist a few arms and have them acknowledge that it is a possibility, but unless God is dealing with their minds, they will still just grin or outrightly laugh at you, simply because that is their natural human makeup. That is what his father before him had done. His father is none other than the devil. The devil has been a mastermind at this for centuries of time. He knows what is truth, but he also knows how to ignore it, and laugh at it. He wants to make you feel, that if he humiliates and shames you enough, you will give in to him. Well true saints are overcomers. They know where his kind of pressure comes from.

 

WHAT SOME WANT TO BELIEVE

 

As we think about the evil conditions that caused God to destroy everyone except Noah and his family, the Bible does not say when this actually started, but we do find over in the epistle of Jude, when he was referring to Enoch, who was the seventh from Adam, how Enoch, in his day, (He was the one that was translated without seeing death.) Saw something begin to take place that no doubt troubled him greatly. Enoch was a witness in his hour. He saw, he heard. He knew by some means what was going on over in the land of Nod, but Enoch also knew what was going on in Eden. It is apparent, that most of the religious world today has not explored what is behind the scene. Somehow or other they want to mix the whole thing up and make the daughters of men, Adam’s line, and these sons of God, they have to call fallen angels. To me, it is worse to say that, than to preach serpent seed. When you have no Bible to justify the idea that an angel, which is a spirit being, has the authority and the right to project himself into a physical body to carry out such an act and relationship with women on earth, you are telling me you believe in demon seed. That is what fallen angels are: They are demons. When you do that, you really open up a can of worms. We know this has been like a scapegoat, or a crutch, or a handy alibi, that has been an excuse by educated doctors of divinity, both of the Christian and Judaism philosophy, to avoid facing up to the truth. There can be nothing any more ridiculous than that. It all goes back to the fact, that in the garden, this was what Satan was after. Morally, principally speaking, the world is a great big wreck that is getting ready to happen; and they do not realize it. We are just a few short months away. If it was fifty months off, it is still too soon for the world. The world thinks, and our president things, that he is going to be the man that will lead the way and lay the groundwork for a giant bridge construction of some sort to take us into the twenty first century. Well I have to say, The twenty first century belongs to God. Everything in this Bible tells us where this world is heading, and how this generation will end up. The fact that we have that woman, Hillary Clinton, in the White House, makes it an even more sure thing that this it eh generation it will happen to. Now, we have a woman, Secretary of State, and head of the judicial system, head of the health system, and on the Supreme Court. When politics was going on, in both settings, whether Republican or Democrat, it is woman that seems to be making the headway. This is the day of the woman’s image. When I say that, I am not putting you sisters down: I am merely saying your counterpart out in the world is leading the way for the destruction of the human race. It all got started this way, because Satan had a plan that looks like it has been working very well. He got prayer out of our schools, and go the Bible thrown out along with it, and our society has produced a generation that will surely fulfill the words of Jesus before very long. (Luke 17:26) “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” How was it in the days of Noah? (Gen. 6:11-12) “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (12) And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Now, the sons of God, and I am talking about those sons of Adam’s line, were multiplying and replenishing the earth, and there was no evil going on. There had never been a murder from that line, nor adultery, nor polygamy, and no perversion of any kind, and no one had died yet, because this evil thing took place before Adam had died. He lived to be nine hundred and thirty years old. Therefore everybody in Eden knew what it was like for all of them to be a peace, having harmony in their society, no crime, and no reason to have to lock up anything. They did not know what it was like to have their faces spat upon by critics. However, over in the land of Nod, which seems so insignificant here, because they want to place the whole picture together, not realizing there was a time in the initial beginning when what was left in Eden was Adam’s line, which were sons and daughters of God that had no evil attributes in them. When Cain left there to get out of the presence of God, that left Eden free from evil influence. You know, there are a lot of people that do not like to be around where God’s presence is. It is getting that way in America today. There was a time in America, and I can remember it, that church houses could leave the front door unlocked, because the society of youth would walk by it with respect. They were brought up to be that way. They were not compelled with a whip, to be a Christian, but they were taught to respect a house of worship. They were no even taught at school that they need to be a Christian, but I remember when teachers would, at times, resort to certain events within the school, and it would be centered around the purpose of Christianity, the purpose and need of religion to be the center of man’s earthly activity. Without it, you are heading for a wreck. Everything about your life will be ruined. This scene we are speaking of, the daughters of men and the sons of God were kept apart until there got to be too many women in the land of Nod. That is why, when the feminine species began to appear in the multiple setting in the land of Nod, no doubt they began to say, there are too many of us and not enough men. What men were in the land of Nod were growing up to be devils, brutes, wife abusers. Every time I hear of wife abuse, I see them showing pictures of a wife with her black eye, she has suffered broken ribs, a broken jaw, I have to say that would never have been so in the days when the early pioneers settled along the New England coast. I can remember when the story was told how it used to be back in Civil War times, if in certain communities it began to be said, Did you know Mr. So and So, has physically abused and beat his wife? (Vigilantes used to do this, but this Ku Klux Klan today is as worthless as a dead leaf. Why do they not straighten up the community where they seem to speak so loud from? All they are is haters of Jews and Blacks, but they have no hate for the devil. They used to hate the devil.) I have heard my dad tell these stories, how in certain communities, if it was a known fact a man abused his wife, mistreated her in any way, men would go at night and leave a bundle of switches on the porch, which meant, Straighten up your life or we will come back and used them on you. Most of the time those men took a lesson in time to avoid that. They realized they could not lick the community. They realized they could not live at home abusing their wives, so they had to make a choice: Straighten up, or pay the price. I have to say, you might make fun of what I am saying, and you may think it is a rude and cruel way to handle a situation like that, but it worked better than the way the judicial system is doing it today. They stand back with hands off, saying, We cannot do a thing until we witness such abuse with our own eyes. They are ready to listen to the man, but they cannot look at the woman with all the bruises and open cuts on her face and make any kind of determination about it. I realize there are many times a lot of things in the picture, but that still does not mean a man ought to be a devil enough to strike a woman, knock her down, and beat her half to death. That attitude originated in the land of Nod. If she is at wrong, if she has done something that defiles her life, then leave her if you must, but why beat her half to death? Why make her a slave? That is only an indication of a devil. I have to say, I believe Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, but I have confidence that the Bride of Jesus Christ is going to one day stand in His glorious presence. They are going to be physically changed and have a glorified body like His. We are going to be so glad to be His wife, and we are going to know that He will not stand over His wife throughout the Millennium, with a club, ready to knock her head off, yell and scream at her, Get in here and do this or that. We have such a negative picture of mankind today in this United States of America, it is pitiful. Young people, That is one reason you hear me say so much that sounds like I am anti education. It is because of the way so many turn out, after they go to College and get their education. I am not anti education, but if that is the best your education can do for you today, turn you into nuts, oddballs, hoodlums and gangs ten times worse than John Dillinger ever thought about being, there is something drastically wrong. They say we need to spend more on education, but it looks like they cannot spend money for a pencil, without having to buy another seat for the bleachers, for the entertainment category. All this fits right into the Bible, “That in the last days men shall be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.” Let us read a few verses in 2nd Timothy. (3:1-5) “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (4) Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” That literally means, Stay away from such people. I am not telling any of you to stay away from school. You know better than that. However for all the good it does a lot of them, they may as well have stayed at home. Why should anyone have to have a college education to serve hamburgers at McDonalds? It may not seem all that great to this modern day generation, but I can remember when a school teacher, (not because they had to, but because they respected the Bible) many times, when class would begin in the morning, would say, Let us stand and repeat the Lord’s prayer. I heard no one say, Away with such stuff: We don’t need that. If you do it today, that is what you will hear. I do not mean to say that reading the Bible in class and praying before beginning the day of activity is the answer to all that is wrong in our society, but when that was done, society at large had a lot more God consciousness and a lot more respect for the rights and feelings of others, than they do today. We did not need a curfew to get our young children off of the streets at night before they kicked God out of the schools. Everywhere you go today, all you can hear, is, Crime is on the increase. Over in the city of Louisville, the police department and the judicial system of Louisville are wanting to put in a curfew, something that will enable to them to get the teen aged kids off the street by a certain time at night. On the evening News, it showed teenagers parading themselves around in anti demonstrations, speaking out in protest against the curfew. The Bible said there is a generation that knoweth not father and knoweth not mother. That is what came from the land of nod, recorded in Genesis, chapter 6. As I said earlier, when Cain left Eden and went to the land of Nod to get away from the presence of God, he did not know what he was in for. As his line began to multiply, little did he realize there was a devil in the area where he was. You cannot live in this earth without serving one or the other, God or Satan. You are either going to serve God in reality, or serve the devil in ignorance. Most of the time we serve the devil in ignorance and then wonder why certain things catch up with us. As I have spoke of certain things pertaining to what happened in the Garden, I beg of you, do not take it and make a joke out of it. There is a law that hangs over the human race, that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7-8) “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (8) For he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”  You may not pay the price for it the day you do it, but when you mock the things of God, You will pay the bill for it sooner or later. You sow a filthy thought, you sow a filthy speech, whether you write it or say it, and keep it up, I guarantee you, it will catch up with you one day. Every filthy word you write and laugh about has a bill attached to it. Even before I knew God, and did not care about such things as repentance and turning to the way of salvation, I still knew there was a limit somewhere. I knew that someday, such a person would have to hang their head in shame and say, God, I’m sorry, forgive me. It sort of boils down to this, REPENT OR PERISH!

 

THE POWER OF A SPIRIT FILLED LIFE

 

Young people, I know it must be filthy out there in the school where you go. It is bad everywhere, but I want to say, God has given some of you an experience that had equipped you with overcoming ability. Your experience does not give you immunity to sin and filthiness, but it does give you a purpose for standing up against the pressures Satan brings against you, and the Spirit within you is greater than that evil spirit out here in the world. You do not have to conform to their ways. God does not want you to try to be like them just to avoid trouble. He expects you to be witnesses of His grace in your own lives. The truth of this word should be fresh in your minds. Before we all leave this world, somewhere between now and the end, some of you may be compelled to explain certain things of truth and why you believe it the way we do. There was a time in the apostles’ hour when they arrested them and put them in jail, (We all know the whole story.) They forbid them to preach any longer in the name of Jesus, but Peter plainly said to them, Whether it is right or not right, we will obey God rather than obey man. The Bible is written in symbolic language, to hide the true revelation of it from those who have no respect for it, but God reveals it to those who love Him and desire to live for Him and walk with Him. Why is it in Isaiah 11, I believe it is, Jesus is spoken of as the righteous branch. How many know what the word branch means? It does not point to a little creek running into the Ohio River somewhere. It is instead, referring to, like a limb on a tree. Therefore Jesus Christ was the righteous branch off of the tree of life, manifested down here in this earth in human form. As I explained the other day, If Eve would have stuck to the knowledge she had been given, and said to the serpent, Get away from me and leave me alone, and would have kept herself pure and clean and waited for the period God had already put in her knowledge and conscience, when that time did come, and that period would set up in her, she could have conceived from Adam and given birth to a little baby that would have been just like the baby Jesus Mary gave birth to. Please be wise and do not force me to say things I do not want to say. I cannot help but feel inside a certain limitation, because I realize the devil has taken the very act that brings us into this world and treated it just like a rag doll that small children drag around, dragging it down the highway of life. HE has drug it through every house of prostitution, through every filthy court there is, until it has become a derogatory relationship in the minds of most people. Yet I have to say, In the eyes of God it is a thing of beauty when entered into in the right way, because it is the very relationship that HE designed for the purpose of reproducing life in the various species of His creation. The knowledge of this act, outside of the perfect plan God designed, exposed man to the first curse. That is why God stripped Eve of the original design and gave her a substitute, which was monthly periods. I can say this, If Eve would have been faithful to the knowledge and conscience she was created with, and obeyed the instructions God had given her through Adam, there would have been a time, and probably not long from the time the serpent made his strike, because no doubt it was getting close to the time for that period to go to work, that should would have been able to bring sinless children into the world according to the perfect plan of the Creator. The devil knows when certain things are about to take place. IT always seems like he knows exactly when to strike. Yes saints, if she would have remained faithful just a little while longer, she would have come to her husband the right way, and there would have been a beautiful, perfect relationship between those two, all in relationship to the tree of life. She would have conceived in her womb the beginning of the family God was after. The virgin Mary never would have been called upon to give birth to the baby Jesus. Of course we all understand that none of this was a surprise to the Creator, simply because, by His foreknowledge, He already knew what Eve would do, and He already had a plan of redemption worked out that would eventually produce the family of children He wanted to have upon this planet. The critics all talk negative in relationship to this teaching on serpent seed, saying it is completely wrong. Yet, as I said earlier, They throw out a traditional myth that this and this and this is what happened in the garden of Eden, never realizing that the devil was wanting to get at the genetic structure of the entire human race, and that could only be accomplished through a perverted sex act. In other words, something different than what the Creator by design, expected form His creation. By doing what he did, getting the serpent to seduce this daughter of God, the devil was able to get at the very roots of the generations that would come along after the beginning. By perverting the first act of reproduction, he caused God to impute something that became a hereditary law. Sin is not a disease you catch in epidemic proportions. Sin is something you are born with. You came into this world with an inherited nature, not to seek after God, but to do the work of the devil. There may be inclinations and things in the back of your mind that taunt you, things that bring what we know as conviction, because that is how the Holy Spirit will work to guard your life and keep you from the path of destruction, if you are a predestinated seed of God, but in reality, your inherited nature is to go contrary to the perfect plan of God. The fact that you have a spirit of conviction working on you, does not mean you love God with all your heart and you adore Him, because you still run from Him. That is exactly how I was: I thought the Bible ought to be in every home, because it is a sacred book of God, but I also thought, Don’t get too close to it: It will make you a fanatic. What good is it going to do anyone, if it just lies there on the table? If you do not know its contents, how is it going to do you any good? Is it going to keep your house from burning down? No. Is it going to keep you from having a wreck? No. How are you going to know how to talk to God unless you find out how others did it before your time? It is a book, but it is also a road map for life. In there, is the right way, and over here is the wrong way. This is what has gone wrong with the human race: They have thrown the only road map for life out the door.

 

EATING FROM THE WRONG TREE

 

For four thousand years, time came and went and there was never that perfect little baby born, because mankind was eating from the forbidden tree, the tree of knowledge. Nobody knew what it would be like for a woman to give birth to a little baby that had eternal life, because the fact that man and woman had eaten from the tree of knowledge, or partook of the right thing the wrong way, or for the wrong reason, the act brought imputed death, instead of eternal life. The curses were added because of disobedience, and imputed death followed those sons and daughters of God, but there were no evil attributes in any of them. Then, here came those women from the land of Nod, carrying all those evil attributes that were in the genetic line of Cain, a man that was half animal, and born from a relationship brought together by the leading of the devil. When those daughters of Cain’s line, filled with all those evil attributes from the land of Nod, began to give birth to offspring fathered by those sons of God, it brought about a mixture that grieved the heart of God. Naturally those children had those evil attributes in them, even though they were fathered by Sons of God which had no evil attributes in them. Then from generation to generation, as time went by, evil was on every hand, because after a while the evil was so bad the Bible says this about it, (Gen. 6:5) “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Well God brought the flood and destroyed all except Noah and his family, but there were enough of those serpent seed attributes in them that every individual born since then, except for Jesus the Christ, has those attributes in them, regardless of whether they become Christian’s later on, or not. Just look what it has brought the human race to today: We have crime on our streets, drive by shootings, perversions of every sort, and more and more Satanic worship. That is what those teenage children in the city of Louisville are going to be mixed up in, if some of them do not wake up to the fact that walking the streets at night until one or two o’clock in the morning opens the door for all of that and a lot more. Only crazy people would think a thing like that is ok. Nevertheless they have the attitude, I ought to be allowed to do what I want to do, when I want, and then sleep all day and let someone give them the money to fill their gas tank, buy dope and whatever else they choose to do. When are you going to grow up and be responsible for what God created you for? If you would have lived during the depression, you would have starved to death, having an attitude like that. You would never have been able to eat milk gravy like some had to. No, you either have to go to the corner Burger King and eat breakfast or grab it somewhere and eat on the go, because you are a roving mass of youth with a spirit upon you that makes you act like you do. You are the climax, or end time result of what came out of Nod five thousand years ago. A lot of people do not realize that what came out of Nod was the beginning of everything evil in the world today. In Eden, there was only a sentence of death hanging over them: There was no evil in them prior to the time those sons of Adam, which in reality were sons of God, began to bring forth children by those Canaanite women. That produced the first generation with evil attributes in Eden. Even with a death sentence hanging over them, not one of those of Adam’s side had ever died, except for Abel being murdered by Cain. Most of them lived to be nine hundred and something, so at the time this evil started, death in Eden had not set in yet. Saints, just think what came from the land of Nod, everything rotten, everything evil and vile, because that is where Satan planted that crop. There was a bunch of people in America a few years ago, after the war, crying, What we need is more democracy. I say to them, You had all the democracy you ever needed. In fact I have to say, I enjoyed better democracy when I was a boy than I do now, because common sense would tell me to stay out of places where I could have went. For example, There are certain places in Chicago that a sane human being dare not drive. Another ten years and Louisville, Kentucky will be just such a hell hole. If they really want to clean house and get things straightened up, they ought to bring in the National Guard under martial law, line the streets with small tanks and armored cars, and be read for that night Gang. Little boys and girls could still play on the sidewalk, because they would not be there to hurt them. They would be there for that long haired bunch of dope addicts, to take care of them when they showed up. Oh Bro. Jackson, you shouldn’t talk like that, being a preacher of the gospel. That is why you act like you do. That is why you live like you do. You do not want to face the reality of the after affects. People who fight at this are people who have something digging at them. They want to get out and run around and do things they should not do. They themselves cannot walk the sidewalks and be at peace. They are walking the sidewalks planning, where can we strike next? No doubt, it will be some elderly person going about minding their own business. It is known by such gangs, that elderly people get a social security check a certain time of the month. Someone sees them go to the bank when the check comes in, so they wait for their chance to strike. Maybe just an elderly lady living by herself, and she is in the house alone, so this is their chance. These are thoughts that fill their minds. They go to that old lady’s house. She has the door locked. There is a little dog inside lying at the door. He begins to bark, but while he is in the front barking, some of them are breaking in the back door. They find the old lady asleep in bed and choke her to death. No, it wasn’t a known criminal It was that long haired bunch of perverted teenagers that are living off the life style of people that have been decent, honest, hard workers and have lived by the law. They become so victimized by a bunch of wild demons that have brought offspring into this world, that will gro w up to be just like them. Where did all of that kind of behavior get its start? It all originated in the land of Nod. Out of the land of Nod as time went on, everything began to come across the borders. There were giants born from this type of relationship, brute beasts, men who would boast of how they could pick a little fellow up and choke him with one hand, and then drop him. Yes, Hell’s Angels came from there, Louisville Outlaws, the Red Dragons, you name them: They all came form the land of Nod. At least their ancestors did. They all came from that seed. I can remember sixty years ago, if Hell’s Angels would have rode through Louisville like they do today, they would have been hemmed in somewhere and taken care of. There was a law fifty years ago, you do not disturb the peace in our community. It is a fact these men that ride the Harley Davidson motorcycles, tattooed with devils and snakes, crossbones and whatever else you can think of, they are nothing but a symbol of everything out of the pit of hell. They have terrorized small towns, raped the women and beat people senseless. When the police are called you hear, Well, there is not much we can do, since we did not see it happen. Well most of the time the police did not see John Dillinger do what he did. Think of it. Most of the time there was none of them around when Jesse James robbed a bank, but they chased him all the way over Missouri and Kansas with rifles and shotguns just the same. We have another category that came out of the land of Nod, men of renown. These men of renown are public officials. They work their way into the political stream. They become mayors of cities. They always look for the place of leadership. They look for the place of importance. They want to be where they can be recognized. If it is not in the institutions of education, then it is in the institution of law. You name it, they are there, men of renown. Notice, none of them were in the boat with Noah. Yet it is obvious that those genes had to be lying withing the family structure of Noah in order for them to survive the flood. The devil’s ultimate objective behind all of this, by bringing these two extreme lifestyles together, was to produce exactly what we have today, a generation of people who can profess to be Christians, yet have no revelation whatsoever of the Creator, and have no desire to live any way except what will appease their flesh. He knew, genetically, he could bring this evil bunch over and blend them in with the sons of God, and bring the Sons of God down, down, down, until a generation would be upon earth just such as we see out here in the world today. This was designed to destroy spirituality and cultivate all these evil attributes. The more the merrier. That is the way it was before the flood, and that is how it will be at the end time, just like Jesus said in St. Luke’s Gospel. I know we have read it, but just for the record, let us read it again. (Luke 17:26-30) “And as it was in the days of Noe, (Noah) so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. (27) They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (28) Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; (29) But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. (30) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” When that began to be the scene before the flood, they did not have cars to drive by in, to do their dirty work, but they probably did ride camels, fast horses, or whatever kind of animal they had tamed back then. They were out every night to have a good time. They left in their pathway, human being suffering, because they took freedom and used it to extreme ends. After awhile God looked down and saw that the deeds and everyday lifestyle of man was continually evil. I want to say this for clarification, It is not because of all the houses being built in America, that is going to bring ruination. It is not all the hospitals being built that is going to bring ruination. It is this low down lifestyle. We have a small percentage of people in America, that have to have a job to support their own family. In order to survive, they have to pay taxes, because the government demands. However our government in return has jumped on the devil’s bandwagon. They have accepted everything the devil has put before them. This causes government leaders, instructors of higher education, and others in high places to do the devil’s bidding. You name it, they do it. What they themselves do not do, they persuasively suggest that others do it. Then they want the government to pay the bill. It all goes back to these few faithful. We have a mass of elderly becoming too old to work. Let a seventy year old man walk into a place of industrial employment and apply for a job. Do you think he is going to get a job? No. You are too old, he will hear. That same man can go down to Burger Chef or McDonald’s and say, I am seventy years old, Could you use a fellow like me for anything? I will be glad to sweep the floor, or whatever you have, and they will give him a part time job. While we were in Georgia, we went into a place and I saw an elderly man in the background doing that very thing. I thought to myself, No I don’t suppose he has to pay union dues for what he is doing. He is probably not working five days a week, maybe only working three, six hour days. Nine times out of ten he will probably do more work in those six hours, than that bunch of teenagers pushing hamburgers across the front counter will do in eight. They all have to be guaranteed the minimum wage, or they are not going to work I read an article a few years ago along that line. This was the president of one of these firms. He said, There is a category of elderly people, we enjoy having them work for us because they are men of certain age, they have to retire because the industrial plants will not hire them. So they are out of the picture, but they do not like to retire and just sit down and do nothing. What do they do? They go to these restaurants and ask, Do you have anything I can do? I can do any job you have here. They can too. They will sweep, pick up trash, stock the storeroom, or anything. They are there to work. They are not looking for a handout. The article said they seemed to work with joy, because they consider it an honor to still be able to do something with their hands. They are not incapacitated to the point of being pushed around in a wheelchair. They are able to bring in a few dollars, and that gives them a great deal of satisfaction. It makes them feel good inside. What a shame, that this principle of life no longer exists in our younger people in the world today.

 

THE FIRST FEMINIST MOVEMENT IN THE WORLD

 

I am going to say something to all the critics, you educators and whoever you are, You need not take offense when I say your sex education is of the devil. Is the world better off since you started educating young children about sex, than it was before you started that? Sex, the way you have taught it, has brought your nation to the edge of the grave. When that bunch of females came from the land of Nod into Eden, that was the first feminist movement that ever struck the face of this earth. Following them, was every demon (I am accused by some, of picking on people who do not agree with me.) Satan had to send along to accomplish his purpose. His aim, was to eventually plant serpent seed and lifestyle to affect all the people in Eden. This led the way for a general perversion and breakdown of what had been spirituality, over in Eden, bringing it to nothing but decay socially, with crime and perversion of every sort throughout the land. The intimate relationship between man and woman had become so cheap, the man and wife picture was totally marred. In the city of Chicago, is a school well known, and a woman instructor in that school is an advocate of the idea that all young people ought to be taught about sex, and that the school should furnish young people with birth control devices. That idea came from the Land of Nod. In the feminist movement across America, they advocate freedom of choice, freedom of lifestyle, and the practice of the government paying the bill for every abortion. I hope none of you are sitting here thinking like that. Out in the wild, you have animals of every sort, that are guided by a law instilled in the first pair by the Creator. Every male lion that fathers an offspring is responsible to that offspring. I have read about lions in Africa. One male lion may be accepted by two females. While they are pregnant, he will always be around somewhere in the shadows. Those are his mates. He is not looking the rest of them over. Let any other lurking female come around while he is waiting for his offspring to be born, they have a fight on their hands, because those females will go after her. I watched this on television one day, showing how the animal kingdom exists. The human race on the face of this earth is at an all time low. You educators in high places, you say you are going to do one thing to make things better, but only worse because you have already sanctioned what is going on and God has already spoken from His word, His disapproval of it. I have to believe we are living right at the threshold of enough of everything, to wake up some morning and this nation is standing on edge, waiting for God to strike it with something terrible. When I was in the fifth and sixth grades, such topics as you teach today were not even spoken of. Boys and girls were not addressed with anything like this. Very little was said about a woman being pregnant. That was usually discussed by adult people. Behind the scene there was always a little dirty story, but you educators, when you did what you did, you brought it from behind the barn, right into the gymnasium, and then put it in the dormitories of our schools. Some of you teachers have such a mind that there is not any dirty word you will not say before a mixed congregation of students. In Florida, three years ago, why were five college girls raped and killed by a demonic boy? Is that going to school for an education? No. That shows that some are going to use the facilities to carry on their devilish lifestyle. Am I against education? It sounds like I am. No. When you go to school, go to learn something for the betterment of yourself and for mankind in general. Sitting in a doctors office one day waiting for the doctor, I picked up a magazine to look at. As I looked through it there, it showed a picture of a young male student going to college. He was asked by the journalist that wrote this article, Why did you choose to go to such and such a school? I hate to say it, but his reply was, To meet all the girls for free sex. Is that something to laugh about? It is something to cause one to hang their head in shame. The fathers of each one of those girls ought to horse whip you until you cannot even walk, if that is your reason for going to school some place. If that is all you are going to college for, your dad ought to withdraw all the money he sent you there with. You ought to be made to haul garbage for a living, because your mind is already full of garbage. To think that our Universities have been turned over to such a low life type people, ought to make decent folks shudder. That is where our future leaders are coming from. In my files, can be found an article on one of the eastern colleges. A certain teaching was going to teach a class all about Sodomites. I have to say, You have no need to be taught anything like that. I can tell such a teacher, exactly where he or she is going. First of all, there is a hell hole waiting to swallow you up, and beyond that, there is a righteous God to face when you do come to your end. That is exactly what happened that night when angels came to Sodom. That lifestyle was named after the city. America could well be called a land of Sodomites. It is not something to laugh about. It is something to cause us to examine our thoughts and realize, you cannot change the picture now that it has reached these proportions, but you do not have to join the crowd in what they choose to talk about, nor in the way they live, nor in what they think, or what they do. I have to say, Lord, I am getting lonely down here. Lord, I feel so helpless. Lord, there are thousands of people that do not want to pay any attention to you, but I am one that does: Lord, please come and get us out of here.

 

HOW WE SHOULD LOOK AT WHAT IS BEING PUSHED OFF ON US IN THIS HOUR

 

We will try to review some of what we have presented already, because there is so much on TV in this hour, of what modern day preachers are preaching. They are coming on TV programs with such a psychological, political, religious attitude, all thrown together, saying to you, If you do not already have this book, you have just got to get it. We have put it in print to show you we are living in the last days. Jesus is about to come! Did you know that? You need this book right away. Well saints, I have found out, This is the only book you need, (The Bible) and a right attitude about it. They say, If you do not put it together like this book, you have missed it. Therefore I just pray, Lord help me say certain things to let people see, that no matter what our educational qualities may be, we can all see a true prophetic picture unfolded here to guide us. We are living in the days when this prophecy of Daniel is going on, so let me read the basis for our starting point again. Turn back to Daniel 7. Here is where the whole picture starts as we have to see it now in the light of the end time. We are going to read the 7th and 8th verses. This is Daniel, 500 and thirty some B.C. He was living at the time when the Babylonian Empire was in power. When it came to this fourth beast, here is how he expressed it. “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: (That corresponds with the legs of iron, which represents when time is in the Roman period, it will be the longest period of time for any of the beasts.) 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 considered (or I beheld. Something about these horns drew his attention.) the 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.” I say to you young people, I know you have all gone to school, but I have my doubts in the history books today, that you would read very much of anything covering the Dark Age period. I doubt that historical writers of today put it together like the ones did seventy, eighty, or a hundred years ago. Why is that? Because the modern day historians do not have the picture. First they are not trying to correlate anything that has any Biblical recognition. They are void of that. They are doing everything they can to put together what they call a psychological, hypothetical picture of history. This has a tendency to erase from the minds of the modern day society any picture that might have been developed by any other sources of influence. I want to say, because I hope somewhere by watching a video, or by hearing a tape, or by reading it, I want modern preachers to understand one thing, I am not pointing the finger at anyone just for the purpose of belittling them. There was a day that I had a negative attitude about the Bible. I am not standing here because I sought to be something. It is God’s grace, that has put me where I am today. Because of that, I am not going to draw back from expressing what I know to be a fact, historically. I do not care what Jack Van Impe, or any of his kind who have traveled to the pope and had their talk, might think. I would rather talk to Jesus than the pope. I am not one who believes the pope is the most holy man on earth, like Billy Graham has stated. I think he made a very blasphemous statement when he said that. I believe there is a little body of people on earth today, that if there is a divine holiness expressed in human beings anywhere, it is in that little body of people. The well educated of this world will look upon them as nothing, but I have to believe the time will come when conditions will prove that god has lifted them up. He will put in them an insight that you critics will never have. It is His grace that makes them holy. If you and I are guilty of believing a man made idea that has no Biblical setting whatsoever, and we have closed our mind to any further enlightenment, we may profess to be holy, but I have to say we are resisting the holiness of God that can be expressed in our life, and that is because we will not open our heart’s to what truth is. Here, is how modern ideas come about. First we will say, This is the way Daniel saw it, and it is true he did not explain any kind of a body, but yet in another place he said it had nails of brass, as the angel was giving him a description about the fourth beast corresponding to the Roman empire period. Modern preachers, in order to ger around the Vatican, in order to get around the subject that the pope could be the antichrist, they have to bypass all other previous interpretations or preaching that has been done by preachers back through the other centuries of time since the Reformation. When they do that, they automatically bring all this to correlate it right here at the end. They make the little horn to be something coming up, here in the end time. However, here is something they should not forget. Daniel saw it rise until it rose above it’s fellows, meaning it’s predecessors. When it did, he saw it subdue three horns and pluck them up by the roots. That statement has to be rightly interpreted, in order to have the total picture right. Let us look at this and ask ourselves, in what way were these horns plucked up? First, the horns in a geographical meaning represent the ten nations that eventually developed out of the breakup of all this European territory, which in its beginning was referred to as Gaul, inhabited by tribes of people referred to as the Franks, the Lombards and so forth. First, the horn here is territory. How many can see that? Secondarily, at the head of each one of these horns, there is a crown. The crown is not the territory, but it points to the royalty of rulership and that points to human beings, and to how that horn, geographically, got its separate identity from the other territorial parts of Europe. As you look at a horn you can see two parts. First it is geographical. Common sense tells me this eleventh horn does not put another territorial horn on this beast. It is a mystical horn, or power. Well if a mystical horn eventually has power enough, that it plucks up three horns by the roots, I have sense enough to know that the proper interpretation means this, Such a mystical horn does not destroy geographical identity. Spain remained to be Spain. France remains to be France. Germany is still Germany. England is England. On and on. Therefore the plucking up by the roots has nothing to do with the geographical territory. It goes to show that this mystical horn, which does not put eleven horns on the beast, does however have power to pluck up three horns, but that does not destroy out of the geographical picture, the territorial side of the horn. It has to be, that it was just a conflict between the mouthpieces of those horns, between whatever kind of instrument that is in this mystical horn, and how come he has extra powers over the political horn side of it, which is pointing to the royalty that each one of those horns eventually had sitting at the head of it. It is a conflict between some kind of mystical power and that of temporal power which is at the head of each one of these territorial horns. With this in mind, I just have to say to whoever may get hold of this message, whether it is one of these modern day preachers, or whether for some reason it could be some of the Messianic Jews who have likewise taken a modern day interpretation and approach to Bible prophecy, I want them to know this history book, called, Early European History, was compiled by five different groups of historians after the turn of the century. The first copyright of this was in 1911. The second time was 1924. It was agreed upon as they, the five different groups of historians, got together to compile this, that it would be used in all high schools and various other schools of learning. So I am not standing in ignorance of the source of information I have here. That is why I have to say, When they exclude the power of the papacy, that all ancient historians, or we will say historians seventy years back, kept pointing the finger to, they are missing the part that is the most important part of it all, the part that truly identifies the antichrist. This thing is expressed in three different categories. When we wind up, looking at it from this side of the 13th chapter of Revelation, this is the modern day fulfillment of the Roman Empire as it is reconstructed to ride out the duration of time right here in the end time. It will complete and fulfill everything that was cut short when the Reformation struck this one. Keep in mind, this one symbolizes two different sources of power. There was a secular, temporal, imperial power established by the caesars, but over the period of ages, as the power of the caesars and their form of government declined, there came about different power rising to take over. I will challenge any historian, any preacher, Come and let us reason together. You cannot hide the pages of ancient history when it comes to what they say the pope became. It says in Daniel 7, that he subdued three of the first horns. First he magnified his own office. What does the word magnified mean? Exalt, enlarge, draw attention to, project his image so that it precedes all other contemporaries that are running in competition to it. WE do know this, that the caesars which started their royal dynasty, the ancient caesars, were a long line of kindred people, just like the czars of Russia, the pharaohs of Egypt and the kaisers of Germany. Those ancient caesars of Rome claimed two titles. The word caesar implies, or speaks of the family, but the other part, emperor, is a title given to that position of rulership. The Roman caesars did not ever claim to be king. They claimed to be emperors, sovereign, imperial, universal rulers. That is why wherever they went and made their appearance in public, they were looked upon by the great Roman audience as gods incarnate. You could hardly read a history of those caesars but when they appeared in public in their chariots, or however they appeared, thousands upon thousands of Roman subjects were falling prostrate on their faces, offering all kinds of garlands of flowers, to pay homage to this man. Actually, that was the beginning of what the word blasphemy implies. Keep in mind, blasphemy never did occur in the ten horns. Blasphemy only occurs where this little horn makes its appearance. In the ancient history, such as the book of Daniel, it is called a horn. He saw in it the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things. Here, it exemplified a power that eventually overpowered the power of those other horns. Over in Revelation 13, which is for our day, as John sees it coming up for the last period of time, he does not describe a little horn because it is only symbolic. But we can say this, what was a horn back here, coming up through the Dark Ages, just before and by the time the Reformation has struck, has become materialized and manifested in a form of government, which made it church, ecclesiastical, papal government over state. I have to say this, (not to be smart, but to be firm) I challenge any preacher, Come on with history books you use and let us see what we can find.. This one here, declares that the arrogance of these popes, for five hundred years before the Reformation struck, were the complete sovereign rulers of the ancient Roman territory of western Europe. There was not a thing they did not think of. There was not a crime they were not guilty of. You modern preachers are trying to cover it up; and I say, Why? There is more blood in the soil of the earth as a result of what those ancient popes did, than there is because of what the caesars did. In fact there was a period of time when those popes ruled with such fierceness, it was a joy for them to establish the day when they would use these eras of martyrdom, execution of saintly people, both Jew and Gentile. They would bring on the Roman audiences of pagan people, who looked forward to these events, along with the magistrates, the governor or emperor, they would sit in their royal boxes while the animals were turned loose upon the victims with such barbaric means. Come on modern preachers, bring out of your closet those old history books you have put away, and see what they have to say about this. You say, Oh, but she (the Catholic Church) has repented. She has not repented. I do not care what this modern pope has said, she is still what the Bible says she is. He made a two bit repentance on TV. That is just a cheap alibi. That is a coverup that modern day Protestants accept gullibly. When God gives them a chance to repent and they do not, how dare any man say they have repented. When God’s word says she was given a chance to repent and she rejected it, what else is there to say? It is true, God did not give the Catholic Church a chance, here in the late 20th century, to repent. No. He gave her a chance when she was guilty of all these tyrannical, cruel, torturous means of public execution of saintly people. I have to quote it the way the book says, not the way they say. I will try to illustrate the rise of the papacy, how it came about. I will endeavor to illustrate it without having to quote a lot of history. What little I do read to you, I do it to vindicate what the historians, through their research have said. It is not to be understood as what Raymond Jackson has said. It says that little horn magnified itself. Before the ten could ever geographically appear as a collective development of geographical territory, Rome was still under the power of the emperors. Keep in mind, After Nero the last kindred caesar died, there was never another kindred caesar. Different men, in different eras, would try to restore a family of caesars, but none of them ever succeeded. They could. Not make it work. Yet they each one went right ahead claiming to be emperor of Rome. Every time there was a period of time when one of these men would seek to gain power and authority and recognition, if he was able to stabilize territorial rest, he would be written up as a great man. Constantine was one. Before that, there was the period of the five good emperors which followed the very period of time when John was on the Isle of Patmos in 96 A.D. In the eyes of Christianity they were not good ones, but from the standpoint of how the historians saw it, they were called good emperors. Following Caesar Nero, there was the period that was very shaky politically. It was soldier emperors. They were not caesars. They were emperors appointed by the Roman senate. Therefore it was a period of time that there was temporal governmental unrest. Then you come to the five good ones, which were the ones from 96 A.D., the time that John was on the Isle of Patmos until 180 A.D. Those five men were called good emperors, yet Christianity suffered even more all over the vast Roman territory while they reigned. However those men built Rome into its heyday of glorification. That is why in the atlas we use to draw the Roman boundaries, it shows the ancient Roman Empire at its greatest territorial accomplishment. That was done by the five emperors. They were the ones that built the great coliseums and arenas for public entertainment. I want you to know though, that the ancient Roman Empire was the most blood thirsty empire of people that could possibly ever be looked upon. I suppose there is not enough research where they could go into ancient writings and find the actual number of people that were literally destroyed, massacred, executed, as was done during that period. I am saying that to try to show people, as long as there was a temporal king, an emperor, he was guilty of playing his part in trying to hold Rome as the great imperial seat of authority over that western, geographical area of Europe, but as things began to get weaker, politically, great changes took place. (I want to illustrate that with our own country.) We have a man by the name of Bill Clinton. I have to believe God allowed him to go back in office for a specific reason. I am not talking about politics. I am talking about, how a man who will go down in American history as the most vile reprobate, snake in the grass, of any president we have ever had, who has a wife that is the most cruel, dictatorial type woman that ever held her position, ever got reelected to that office. When men who have been around these two long enough, they become vexed and come out and write stories. I have to say, There is a fire in the brush pile somewhere. You cannot help but see political leadership in America is weakening. Look at the class of people we have in our society, that helped put those people in power. It goes to show, there is a class of people, all they have in mind, it is that almighty dollar and the security of a materialistic world. That means more to them than anything else in the world. When people have it in their hearts, that is their idea, then you can rest assured leadership is getting very weak, because it begins to be competitive within the realm of Satan. That is what was going on in Rome.