Scriptural Diagnosis, Part 3

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

MAY 2008

We will pick up Brother Jackson’s thought right where we stopped in our April issue. He was speaking of the miracle war which is soon to come, which is when Israel takes back all the land God gave to Abraham’s descendants through his son Isaac. Brother Jackson was saying, Once this era starts, the main objective God has in mind, is that somewhere up ahead as we approach the beginning of that miraculous era, the war is going to be over quickly and Israel will be free to fulfill God’s word. After they get their land back, they will then be free to start rebuilding their temple. Not too far from there, God is going to send those two prophets that are prophesied in Revelation, chapters 7 and 11, (They both go together.) I used to think, Well God will have to have some godly leadership on the scene to open that up. No , it is just the way God will speak to Jewish men and make them wake up to the reality that He wants their attention. Then once this era starts, there will never be any changing or going back. It will just be going from an event to an event, to an event, and to another event, until the week is on and the two prophets come on the scene. With this in mind, I want to turn back to Matthew 24 and show you something as I continue on. I am going to read something to you, from a man who is a writer. He has collected all this information since WW2. Matthew 24:7, says, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” This lets me know, this marks a time frame when God will start dealing with mankind on this planet. This condition will set in, and once it sets in, it will not get any better until it goes right into the week of Daniel. Now verse 9, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Many of them were Jews, but this covers a long period of time when Christians in these latter days have been martyred. Histories in our modern schools today do not bring this kind of history into focus. The histories remain silent, but I am going to read to you what has taken place in the middle of this century. That is why I have to say, All of these scriptures that we are reading and using in this subject are all related to the last one hundred years of time, culminating in this last seven year period with the coming of the Lord at the end. Look at the 12th chapter of Daniel. It covers everything marking this last one hundred years, because in the 1st verse it says, And in that day shall Michael stand up. That literally means Michael, that guardian angel that led the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, and it will be necessary for him to come on the scene and show his miraculous power once again. It will be in that era of time that all thy people shall be delivered, every one whose name is written in the book. Notice what it says in Daniel 12, Knowledge shall be increased, and many shall travel to and fro. It also says the wicked shall do wickedly. The wicked shall not understand, but the wise shall understand. I say this with respect and honor to God, There is not one person out of a university anywhere, that is going to be recognized in that. I remember, as a young boy growing up in America, I used to hear about our institutions of learning, how great they were. We had the name all over the world, that we had the most brilliant and qualified people in our institutions of learning, of any on the planet. Usually, this was printed articles in our papers, that told how children from royal families, the wealthy from Europe, would send their sons and daughters to America to get a good education. America had the reputation of having colleges and universities that furnished this capability. It was not until after WW2 was over and that spirit began to hit American leadership to change America’s future to bring it to the level where it is today. It is a shame those same institutions have become institutions that are satanic oriented. I have readings here that would make you sick. It exposes the names of every one of those so mentioned. I want to take you to another man’s writing. This was in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Let us see what this means, “And then shall they deliver you up,” people being persecuted. It has all come about in this last one hundred years of time. This is what has happened in the Communist takeover in Russia.

 

READING

 

“During the Stalin purges, it is estimated that three hundred and seventy four generals and thirty thousand line officers were put to death because of their belief in God. (See? They came out of the old era) Dr. Nicholas Zermoff, professor at the University of Moscow, declared four or five million Christians perished since the revolution, not including those put to death for political reasons. Zermoff also said that in 1935, (That is in this last one hundred years.) the government closed fourteen thousand churches, and convicted three thousand six hundred and eighty seven clergymen in criminal courts. Some of them were executed by firing squads. China’s record was no better. On October 1st 1949, in order to crush the resistance on the home front, a mass shock was ordered in which twelve million were wiped out. The western statistics put the number at twenty million. In February 1950 Mao called all identified with the previous national government to register. They were promised forgiveness. Three months later they were the victims of a mass purge.” That tells you Satan was on his way of stamping out the traces of Christendom anywhere he had an opportunity to do it. I read this to show you, that this is not what took place back in the third, fourth, or fifth centuries under the Roman rule. This has taken place in this last one hundred years of time, fulfilling what Jesus said, “Then shall they deliver you up.” In that, there were also a lot of isolated Jews. Usually, wherever true Christians have been persecuted, if there were local Jews in the area, they were placed in there also. The two have always been pursued and liquidated during those difficult times. With this in mind, you can better understand the reason I am dealing with this subject. I want to show you, modern man today, one minute something can make him cry and weep. Three weeks later his heart goes right back to what it was before that occurrence. I will never forget the time after what is now referred to as 9/11, how a lot of our government men stood on the White House steps with tears in their eyes. They were portraying and professing how they recognize God. Three months later you never heard any more of that at all. Now they are all crawling back in the rat holes where they once were. The reason I want to bring this out in this manner is to show you, through these different eras of God showing His miraculous hand, how it awakened kings, it awakened governments, it awakened a mass of youth around the world, because in all of that God is looking at the individual, and He is going to get His quota from every area. Nevertheless when that immediate era is over, the overall leadership will resort right back to that same old hard hearted attitude. That is exactly the way Pharaoh was in the days when God told Moses and Aaron, Go down to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let my people go. After God showed miracle after miracle to him, one minute he would say, We are not going to let you go. The next minute, take them and get out of here. Then after each little event, his heart would be hardened again and he would change his mind. That is exactly how the social leadership of the world is becoming. This era of the miraculous, when it starts, you will see the general attitude of all people take a turnaround. Let me read a few familiar verses to you once again, Zechariah 12 1The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. (4) In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God. 1The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)

2Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

 

Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)

3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Zechariah 12:4 (KJV)

4In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

Zechariah 12:5 (KJV)

5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

6In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. Three years ago Jerusalem became the heart throb of all the problems in the Middle East. The Palestinians rose up and started persecuting the Jews and killing all they could. It has been going on like that ever since. This has caused world leaders to come in and cast their opinions. It has caused our own president to voice his feelings and to suggest that Israel should be willing to withdraw and give up some of the west bank they conquered in the Six Day War, give it back to the Palestinians and to make Jerusalem, a part of it, the capital of a Palestinian state. They have see-sawed back and forth ever since then. That is why it is called a cup of trembling. It is also a burdensome stone because eventually it is going to come to the place when somebody is going to have to come to a final decision. That is why it says in the 12th chapter, Though all the nations of the world be gathered against you, (That includes everything in the United Nations.) God said, I will break them to pieces. Twice He says this. Any time in any one frame of prophecy, when God speaks of a major thing He is going to do, and He says it twice, you can rest assured God means to carry that out to the very letter. That is why we can say, Once this era has started, it is never going to let up until it is eventually going to unfold into the very beginning of that miracle war. The reason I bring this out in this manner and try to name all these prophetic scriptures, how they line up, is because we all know the object is to fulfill Zechariah 12. That makes Jerusalem the center picture. The means to start acquiring their land takes in Micah, the 7th chapter, because that is how God says He will accomplish it. As it was with Israel when He brought them out of Egypt, so again He will repeat that very thing, showing His mighty works. He will show Israel great and marvelous things. It is hard for this modern, twentieth century people to believe that God would even stoop so low as to show the miraculous on behalf of Israel again. Well I am telling you He will keep His word. I say this to a lot of preachers who treat that 7th chapter of Micah as though it has been something that has happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago. You are wrong! This event has been waiting here for all these years. Many have gone to sleep, but God is going to wake them up. What you read in Micah 7, is the means by how He will carry it all out. For those who would say, Why has it not started already? I say, The whole thing is depending on when that last Gentile has heard the gospel call. When God does these things, there will never be another gentile saved by the Gospel we have all heard preached. Gentile time will be over; and God will be working with Jewish people. The Moses and Elijah prophets for this end time will be on the scene in Jerusalem, sealing the 144000 servants of God and preparing the woman element of those Jews that are believing what they are hearing, to flee into the wilderness according to Revelation, chapter 12, when the antichrist begins his slaughter of all that will not bow down to him.

 

THE FALL OF JERICHO TO JOSHUA

 

At this time, I want to take you back to Joshua, where we will look at scriptures and see how they line up. Let us go back to where God showed the miraculous at another time, the great miracle that accomplished the greatest military defeat ever recorded in the history of Israel. it was accomplished by the children of Israel taking the land of Canaan, and as you everyone know, it happened at Jericho, which was the best fortified city there was in all of Canaan land. It was a monstrosity of a military strong hold. There is no doubt they had the very best military trained troops. The way God went about this feat was literally designed to make fools out of all of them. We might say, Well what good did it do for them to march around that city one time and then go back to camp? See, that all looks foolish to military minded people, but when that went on for six days and not a shot fired, those in the stronghold just began to think of it as a lot of foolishness, but when it came to the seventh day, there was a different story. Do you know what all this set a type for? Seven Church Ages. Think of it, that far in advance, God, with a little army of people, taking a pagan land, was going to set a type of how God would repeat something at the end of seven Gentile ages. On the seventh day, they repeated each march because they marched around it seven times that day. That is exactly what God has done in these last number of years. He caused His messenger to be brought to this end time people, and that man sounded to you, every message that every reformer had brought, and put everything back into proper perspective. God has held Israel in a stalemate while He has dealt with us Gentiles. That was because He must complete this entire Gentile era, before turning back to the Jews. Remember though, when that last march went around the fortress at Jericho and they gave the great shout, there was victory. There was destruction. God does everything according to His foreordained plan, so there is no doubt, that right now He is looking upon every Gentile heart, and even though we do not know where that last Gentile soul is, God does; and when that last one hears the Gospel for whatever purpose, Gentile time is concluded. I believe this last age is moving very fast toward a close, simply because we see this dealing with Israel is getting ready to set in motion the wheels of change. I will have to say, When that last Gentile soul has really heard the call, then let us watch how God turns Israel loose. Once He turns Israel loose, things in this natural world will never be the same again. With that in mind, I would like to read to you what has happened to America since WW2.

 

READING

 

Just listen to this,“In Missouri when fourth grader Raymond Raines bowed his head in prayer before his lunch in the cafeteria of Waring Elementary School in St. Louis, his teacher allegedly ordered him out of his seat in full view of other students present and sent him to the principal’s office. (This did not go on when I was in school.) After his third such prayer offense, little Raymond was segregated from his classmates, ridiculed for his religious beliefs, and given one week’s detention.” (This was unthought of, I mean unheard of sixty years ago. That just goes to show how the devil has gotten into America’s leadership and started breaking this nation down. Right here, is another one.) “In New York kindergarten Katie Broadus recited the familiar and beloved prayer, God is great, God is good, thank you God, for my food, while holding hands with two students seated next to her at her snack table at the Saratoga Springs school early last year. But she was silenced and scolded by her teacher who reported the infraction to the school’s lawyer, Greg T. Johnson, who concluded that Katie’s behavior was indeed a violation of the separation of church and state.” (Can you not see how this modern day attitude has taken the Constitution that was written by our founding fathers, perverted it, and twisted it, and it no longer means the same as it did in the beginning? We used to have a Supreme Court that you hardly ever heard much about. It has more authority today than the president. I will take you back to when President Truman was in office. I remember when he said the words, he pointed his finger at the U.S. Supreme Court and said, You go to hell! Naturally I do not talk like that, but I remind you that conditions have changed; and not for the better. Truman’s remark was published in our newspapers. There has been no president since then, that has exercised himself like that. We should not be voting old men into an office and allowing them to hold that office for life. I have to say, Satan has taken it over and the American public has become numb to it all. I am not going to read all of what I have here, but some of it kind of gets next to your digestive system. I never picked this out: it was all sent to me. I do not know who sends most of what I receive in the mail. This next article I want to read has four pages to it. It shows how the Communists have gotten into the structure of America. You may remember the tract I found on the train, when I was coming home from the war in 1946, after I was discharged, which was titled, How we will destroy America from within. They have sure done quite a job of getting into our society and injecting this and that a little at a time. They have done it through our various institutions, so listen.) “On January 10th 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr of Florida, read a list of forty five Communist goals into the congressional record. The list was derived from a researcher who had written the book titled “The Naked Communist.” These principals are well worth revisiting today in order to gain insight into the thinking and strategy of much of our so called liberal elite. The number one was, the U.S. should accept co-existence as the only alternative to atomic war. (That is exactly what they have wrestled with and have wound up doing.) The U.S. should be willing to capitulate (meaning just give up, or surrender) in preference to engaging in atomic war. President Ronald Reagan ignored that doctrine when he took an aggressive stand against the evil empire, by backing freedom fighters from around the world that were struggling against the left wing communists. As a result the Soviet Union and its satellites experienced a considerable and unexpected set back to the international communist edifice. Today there are calls to end the embargo on the slave island of Cuba. There were complaints about the embargo against Iraq and the U.S., not Saddam Hussein was blamed for the suffering of the Iraqi people. Would they have advanced for free trade with Hitler and his national socialist regime? (It also says this.) The United States should extend long term loans to Russia and its Soviet satellites.” (This man is a historian. He has covered every major event since the beginning of WW2. He is the one that in the first part of the book I have here said this, In 1939 when England decided they finally had to go to war, the King of England said, and he quoted Matthew 24, and said, These be the days that scriptures will be fulfilled, kingdom against kingdom, nation against nation. Here, is more I will read.) “Provide American aide to all nations regardless of Communist domination.” (This man has written, and it tells you exactly the billions and billions of dollars of aide involved when WW2 was over, and the nations came to Washington and stood on their doorstep, aide, aide, aide, aide. When we were involved in WW1, we did not send aide to Germany. I wonder why? We go into a place to conquer them, then turn right around and spend millions of dollars of American tax payers funds to rebuild the entire thing back, and better than what was destroyed . Wars in ancient times were not fought like that. It is America, that has come up with this silly idea of helping their enemies recover. It also says in here), “Grant recognition of Red China and admit Red China to the U.N.” (They did that. I have some things marked, that are written in here, which is the part that really hits home.) “Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. This strategy goes back to the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union founded by socialists Roger Baldwin, John Dewey, communist William Foster and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, among others. Get control of the schools, use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum, get control of teachers associations, put the party line in text books. Gain control of all student newspapers. Use student riots to format public protests against programs of organizations that are under communist attack. The success of these goals from a communist perspective is obvious. Is there any doubt that this is a fact? Infiltrate the press, get control of book review segments, editorial writings, policy making decisions. Gain control of key positions in radio and TV and motion pictures. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. (True art.) An American communist cell was told to eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substituting shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms.” (I am going to call it stupidity. Years ago somebody put together a bunch of junk in Chicago, which was a bunch of iron welded together. I have seen pictures of it. It does not portray anything, but they call it modern art. All it is, was just junk welded together. That reminds me of a joke. When they passed a law in Florida that no junk yard close to town could be exposed to the thoroughfares, they had to put up a fence to blind it, so one certain junk yard put a big metal fence up. Then they put a large sign on the fence that read, “Parts For Modern Art.” That is America. I will read another one or two. It is necessary that I put some of this into this message, because it highlights our purpose in it all. Like I said this morning, School teachers, I am not criticizing you as individuals. There are school teachers today that have a job to do; and I just have to say, You really cannot buck the system. I do want to say also, At least you can go in and try to be an example of some decent principals before your students.) “Control all art critics and directors of art museums. Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsiveness, meaningless art.” (The past number of years I have heard how they want to donate and allocate so much money for art and the biggest percentage of it winds up as a bunch of junk.) “Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and abolishing free speech and free press.” I remember when in America, if you had used a vulgar word in a public place, you could have been arrested. But today they call it free speech and freedom of expression. That is why I have to say, America is no longer the great nation she was sixty years ago. We have sold out to the devil and the devil has come along and painted a new picture of us. Now we have a society out here that enjoy this kind of lifestyle. I ask you, How can our nation succeed in any kind of morality? What kind of example can we set for anyone anywhere? I have a book at home, and the man from Europe that wrote it, had come over here and spent a long time traveling from one end of America to the other. His analysis was, America is good. That was more than a hundred years ago, but we have sold out since then. Now we are the leader of a rotten mess of corruption. I will not read any more of that at this time. I just want you to know, they will tell you, Oh we have freedom of religion. Do we? Then why can I not speak in a public place? Back in the 1960’s when my children were in school and graduated, they ask me to come and speak at a graduation. I did. I will never forget, as I came to the end of my message, I thought of a little joke. I used it because the joke originated years ago in the Prohibition days. The government used to send around federal men into the rural areas where they thought there was boot legging, moon-shining and such going on. Their idea was to try and educate the up and coming generations on how to avoid alcohol and illegal liquor. This federal man would come to the schools and gather all the students together and would take a table and have a pitcher of fresh water sitting there. He would have two glasses. He would pour fresh water in the glasses. Then he would tell how bad liquor is, how it is hard on the health, and so on and so forth. Now to prove my point to you I will demonstrate what I mean. Into one glass he mixed some alcohol, plain moon shine. When he had diluted it, he picked up a fishing worm and dropped it in. The minute the fishing worm hit the alcohol, it just died and dropped to the bottom. But he took another fishing worm and dropped it into the glass of plain water. The worm just swam around in that. So when the man finished his talk to the students, he asked the students, Has anyone learned anything from this? One little hillbilly boy raised his hands and said, What I have learned, if anybody has worms, let him drink moon shine. I told that to the student body that night. There was a guy from Elizabeth that said, I want him to preach my funeral when the time comes. Well that is enough of that. Let us continue with the message.

 

THINGS THAT ARE AHEAD

 

It is time for me to feed some of this other material into the message, because I just want to say, With America in Iraq, we have a problem, because America is not going to rid this world of Muslimism. America is going to spend millions and millions of dollars for a worthless cause. I am not saying this to down my country, it is not the country, it is the leadership we have, that is our problem . They are the ones that are bringing this great nation that God founded over two hundred years ago, down the road to a lost cause. They are taking it down the road to decay and ruin. In this message, “Scriptural Diagnosis,” do you know what we are going to learn from it? It is to show you we are in a modern, materialistic world that no longer want the great Creator to be acknowledged in any way. As I have already stated, God can show His power and His acts of dignity and sovereignty in a certain way and it causes a lot of people to weep, but after a little while they soon forget it. That is why every scripture that I have looked at, I can see God’s hand fulfilling it. This miracle war that is in front of us will set in motion the beginning of conditions that will lead to the soon coming of Christ, and once this starts, God is going to express His anger to the nations. They think they have shut Him out of everything. He is going to prove to them they have not shut Him out of everything, He has just folded His hands momentarily (so to speak) while they play their games of politics. Eventually, every last one of them are going to join the camp they are supposed to be in. Then when God does begin to react, the people will say, Oh let us pray that God will be merciful. It is too late then. With this in mind, we take the 7th chapter of Micah, which deals with the display of God’s miraculous sovereignty, He will take that army of Israel, and as I read this morning out of Zephaniah 2, they are going to take the Gaza Strip, but then they are going to cross the Jordan River and start down through the whole land of Jordan. Let us watch and see what happens. Turn with me to Zephaniah. I stopped this morning with the 11th verse, because right here, is where God is using Israel, once they have crossed the Jordan River, and they are taking the land of Jordan, they are going to go down through this land and there is going to be a mighty display of God’s miraculous power with Israel’s military. People will say, Bro. Jackson, please explain what you mean by that. I mean this, It is not going to be angels in fiery chariots, it is going to be angels in fighter jets, in tanks on the field, using instruments which are not from a production line in some manufacturing place. A lot of people think angels cannot do certain things we might mention. Listen, angels can manifest that power through any pictorial means that serves the purpose of God. Since this is a modern age, with modern equipment and technology, then rest assured, those angels will appear before the enemy in fighter jets, in the air, and in tanks on the ground. When the enemy does get up and try to engage, they are going to be met with all these mirages of angelic beings. I want you to know, it is going to be of such a tremendous nature, the enemy is going to go stark raving crazy. That is because they are going to be shooting at things and never gaining an objective. I will have to say, God’s miraculous Holy Ghost fire is going to be displayed all around the enemies of Israel. When you read in Exodus, what God did when He led the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, you will find that there was a pillar of fire at night and smoke by day, that went before the children of Israel. Is that not the truth? Now I want to ask you a simple question, When they did come to the Red Sea, we know this, that pillar of fire went and stood between the children of Israel and the Egyptians. Did it not? I want to ask you a another question. How big do you think that pillar of fire was? The size of a tree? There was an army out there. If that pillar of fire was no bigger than a tree, why could the enemy not just go around it? How many understand my point? When it was necessary, God just spread that fire and it became a complete bulwark. When it was on the ground, there was no way the enemy could get around it. The closer they would get to it, the hotter it got. The world has not seen things like that for three thousand years, but they will. God does not need your electronic gadgets like you play with. He has things to use that would make modern technology look like kid stuff. That is why God has saved this day until the last. That is why He is saving this until the last Gentile is in, so Gentile Bride people had better know where we are standing, what we are standing for, and what we are going to line up with. The children of Israel that have been so mistreated for so long are on the verge of a great change. God is going to turn them loose, and with a handful of soldiers, and oh yes, their planes are going to be used, but God can magnify what they have many times over. Then when He puts that pillar of fire into the midst, it is not going to be as a little old tree standing out there. It is going to be something that can be huge one minute, then when there is no conflict, it is back here as a token. As a token it is a sign that God is with them, but when God wanted to defend them, there is no way that enemy is going to get to them. They cannot go around it. How many can see that? What God starts, no mortal can stop it. That is why I can say, God has saved the best until the last, to show this world that He runs things. Modern scientists who may have accepted the idea of a Creator, have since thought that God is dead. I heard an interview with a priest the other night. A question was asked him and he replied, Well we believe 67 percent that God is real. I could not help but think, This modern, half crazy generation that express themselves like idiots, are talking about God and know nothing whatsoever of Him. You hear them say, Is He real, does He really exist, if so, is He the same as what the Bible shows Him to be? I can only say, Just stick around a little while longer and you will see. When God opens up the reality of that Bible, and it starts talking to Jewish leadership, and God starts shaking this planet earth as He turns His attention to Israel, You will not have to ask me, Is He Alive? There will be some professors that will go home and get on their knees. They will be ashamed of themselves, that they have allowed the devil to drain from their mind the knowledge of God.

 

WHAT THE SCRIPTURES DECLARE

 

You will not find many churches that are preaching what I am pointing you to, because it is not a revelation to them. They still believe the Ezekiel 38 war is Armageddon. It definitely is not Armageddon. When you read these prophetic scriptures, you need to look how certain verses are worded. There are certain words in there that tell you where to place it. Zechariah 12 is your object of enlightenment. You have been looking at it for three years, but when God does turn it loose, it is going to be a miracle war and it is not going to take six months or six years. In a few days time, the way God manifests His power from the north to the south, to the east and to the west, something has got to shake this heathen world. When I think of all these countries where the Buddhists, the Hindus, and all the rest of these pagan religions have been for centuries, it lets me know where many of Israel’s enemies are. On the other hand, when this miracle war takes place, and many of the young ones of other nations turn their TV on and see the miraculous hand of God in the Middle East, doing what His word tells us He will do, God is going to get their attention. He will be doing things in a way that He can speak to their hearts. The objective is, that when that phase of the miraculous is over, every Jew is going to shout, Now let us get busy and build our temple! They said the same thing after the Six Day War. I have the article at home, how an Arab said to a Jewish fellow, when they had taken the Holy City, this Arab fellow said to the Jew, We know you are going to build your temple. That was in their minds even back then. Well thirty some years have come and gone and there is no temple yet, but the time was not right. The way they have talked about it, lets us know that there is so much politics wrapped up in it, it will have to be dealt with. However when God does this miraculous thing, as I said this morning, When that Israeli army crosses the Jordan River and hits the land of the Moabites, and the land of the Ammonites, then you turn to Ezekiel 25, verse 12, and see this, 12Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; 13Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword. 14And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD. 12Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

Ezekiel 25:13 (KJV)

13Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 25:14 (KJV)

14And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD. (We talked about this in the morning service, and you can also get this same thing out of the book of Obadiah. Edom is part of the people in Jordan.) Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; (For hundreds and thousands of years, the Edomites, the Moabites, and the Ammonites have done nothing but cause Israel trouble.) Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will stretch out mind hand upon Edom, (Now when you think of Edom, just remember that they are the descendants of Esau who was Jacob’s brother. There, is where they lived. Better than three thousand years ago when the children of Israel were coming through their wilderness journey, when Balak sent word for Balaam to come and curse these people, he tried it but did not succeed. Go to Numbers 24 and it will plainly tell you there, before Balaam would leave and go back, he said to Balak, 13“If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak? 14And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.” If there are Jews in the university listening to me tonight, and you hear these words, you say you believe your Torah, so I say to you, Read Numbers 24; and let it speak to you. The Torah is one thing, but there are things in there, if you would read them and believe them, you would begin to see that you are living in the days when God is going to fulfill certain things such as this. It is not always going to be left up to politicians. Like I said in a letter one time, There has been no politician yet, found doing according to the complete will of God. When the Messiah came the first time, was there a politician waiting for Him? No. Where was King Herod? He was on the other side of the fence and you everyone know it. Looking back at this, the Israeli army is across the river, coming down through the land of Jordan, right through the land of the Edomites.) and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; (That is one of the main cities of Edom. We must notice though, where else this extends to. Just across the border from Jordan is Saudi Arabia.) and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword. Saudi Arabia. Now I say this to you, If we had leaders in our nation today, that believed in the God that our ancestors believed in, when it comes to something like this, they would begin to read some of these things and prepare themselves for what is coming. But no, they have shut the Bible to every day politics. No time for it. They think God is only for the bedroom where we might read a few verses and jump into bed. I have to say to you, God is going to rise upon the scene one of these days soon and shake this whole concept of human thinking. When He turns Israel loose, God intends to wipe the slate clean because she is going to take all this land that God promised to Abraham way back there in Genesis, from the Egyptian River to the Euphrates River. Once that army goes on the move, she is not stopping until she has completed her task and taken back all her inheritance. They of Dedan shall fall by the sword. This is just not the Jews doing it. God says, “And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom (because it is the primary target) by the hand of my people Israel.” Do not try to tell me Israel needs several friends and their armies to accomplish what is written in the Bible when the time is right. God does not need the United States nor and other nation to help out with this. In the light of what our country is capable of, we have been involved ever since WW2 in conflicts in North Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and you name it, and though we have been there, what have we actually accomplished? We have our forces scattered everywhere; but after sixty years of it, we have not made the world a better place to live in. We have only spent money , money, money, and offered precious lives like poker chips. We never give God the credit for anything. Somewhere down the road a change is coming, so America, please wake up. God is not always going to be your refuge. When God is your refuge, you will flee to God in times of great decision. Does anyone believe this is just an idle threat? God says, “And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger (not according to their political ideology) and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord God.” The world is just going to sit back, and that bunch of stinking nations over there in Europe are saying, We need to bring Sharon before the world tribunal. Europe: try it one of these days and you are liable to wind up in God’s back yard, nursing your wounds. The reason I say these things, the modern world has become so idiotic and stubborn, saying that God does not exist and that they can do as they please, but God will have something for them one day soon. God will show this world one day, I still rule; and my word shall be fulfilled. That is why I have to say, When you read Zephaniah, you see this, “The LORD will be terrible unto them: for He will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship Him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.” That word famish means, dry up, liquidate, bankrupt all the gods, meaning religions of the world. God has one main objective during that time, “I am going to have my house built. That temple is going to be built, and it will be a work of beauty. Remember, this time when this one goes up, it is going to be the temple that the whole world is going to be recognized in, as they go to view and see the Lord of glory. That is why God is going to use men from practically every phase of the human race around this world, to work on building that temple. Isaiah 60, shows you the entire process in motion. I have used this verse many times, trying to give you a picture of what is ahead. “And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee” That is the word of God, written to His chosen people which are the Jews.

 

A WORK OF GOD IN PROGRESS

 

Even Saudi Arabia, which right now you could not get to donate one dime toward rebuilding the Jewish temple, will be doing their part. Could you persuade them to contribute anything toward that project right now? Absolutely not, but when God uses that little army of Israel to execute these prophetic words that have been laying here for hundreds of years, Saudi Arabia is going to wake up and realize they are no longer the land of Allah. “The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD.” They are going to come right back to the God of Abraham and realize Mohammad was a false prophet. They are bragging now. They want the world to tremble, but I have to say this, Muslims, go ahead and brag and boast all you want to but hear this, The God of Israel hears every one of your blasphemous words. He sees every one of the throats you have cut, of Christian people, while you are proclaiming that the day is coming, when you are going to rid this world of all Christians and everything else you disagree with, and only you are going to rule it. Well I say to you,You had better get ready for your ticket to hell, because that is where God is going to send you, if you do not change your attitude. Mohammad was not a true prophet of God. He was a counterfeit. The sad part is, our politicians today still want to say, Well it is another religion we must make way for. God does not agree with their ideas about that. That is why, in Zephaniah 2, God said He will famish all the religions, the gods of the earth, in that day. That is not referring to the Millennium: He does this before then. It is not in the Millennium, that God will have His temple built. The temple is going to be built, starting right back here, (before the week opens up) after Israel takes her land back. This is what sets the end time picture in motion. With this in mind, remember that the Israeli army going through Jordan, executing the word of God, still has to go to Egypt. When you turn to the 19th chapter of Isaiah, which is too lengthy to read right now, you will find that Egypt is brought to her knees (so to speak) and finally turns to the God of the Jews. I like the way this is written. Do you know what it says in the 12th chapter of Zechariah? In that day He will make the governors of Judah like a flame of fire, but then, as you read in the 19th chapter of Isaiah, you find that He will make the governors of Judah a terror to the Egyptians. Imagine that Egyptian army, and imagine that Egyptian leadership, hearing the Israeli army coming across the Jordan, just laying things low as they go. Do not tell me Egypt is going to be eating breakfast and having a good time with no thought of what is taking place. 17″And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which He hath determined against it.” The governors of Judah are going to be a real terror to them until they surrender. They are going to hit Egypt a terrible blow, and when they get through bombing and tearing things up, one city in the land of Egypt will be called the city of destruction. Do not tell me they are going to save a lot of lives. Joshua took 33 cities in the land of Canaan and never saved any of them alive except Rahab and her father’s household. That was only because she helped the spies Joshua sent to spy out the city. 25And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. I am not telling you tonight, that they are going to kill all the people. They know exactly where all the evil lays; and that is where they will strike without mercy. They are going to wipe out enough of them that when the Israeli army is done, the Egyptians are not going to set there bickering and fussing, saying, Well can we still do this, or that? They are all going to begin to realize there is only one God of this universe, and that is the God of Israel, the Elohim. God has got to do it this way. He is not going to let politicians try to do it the way Politicians try to do things, and usually make a mess of everything. When God does it, He does it right. So I have to say, When it is all over and the Israeli army is ready to pull out of there and head for Syria. She is heading for the Euphrates River. It is going to leave the land of Egypt trembling. When you read the rest of the 19th chapter of Isaiah, it tells you there, what God is going to do. He is going to shake that land of Syria, and that land of Egypt and the end results is, that in that day there will be a bond between the Syrians and the Egyptians and Israel. God calls the Syrians His people, Egyptians too. Within the Egyptian line though, five cities in the land of Egypt want to talk Hebrew. They want to speak the Hebrew language. It says the language of the land of Canaan, and that Canaan tongue is no longer spoken, but it means the major dialect of the people that control that land of Canaan. They want to speak the Hebrew tongue. So that tells us in a nutshell that God has a plan for these last days.

 

REVEALING WORDS, OF EZEKIEL 38 AND 39

 

Let me say to you, There are a lot of modern preachers in America, that preach Ezekiel 38 here, there and everywhere, but that is because of spiritual ignorance. Did you know there are certain words in Ezekiel 38 that tell you exactly when it is going to be fulfilled. It cannot be fulfilled just any time. The warning was written years ago. Listen, O Gog of the land of Magog, I will visit you in the latter days and I will bring you down into the land that has been brought back from the sword. Well the land that has been brought back slowly, we all know, is Israel. I have heard preachers say, Oh this Ezekiel 38 war is Armageddon. I say, Preacher, why do you not read that Bible you carry around? I want to show you, how you can tell when and where Ezekiel 38 is fulfilled. God’s word says, Thou will come down into the land that has been brought back from the sword, when my people Israel dwell safely. Safely, is a key word. Say it! Safely! Well these last fifty some years, they have not been dwelling safely, have they? The Arabs have fought them on every opportunity. Nevertheless, when this miracle war takes place, all those Arabs left alive will be on Israel’s side. Well Bro. Jackson, who are those people of Ezekiel 38? They are Iranians, Ethiopians, Libyans and all such as are not Arabs. They are Muslims, but not Arabs. They are hooked up with Russia because of common interest. Why Russia? Sixty percent of the southern Russians are Muslims. All of those “stan” countries are Muslim. When Israel does conquer the Arab bodies, they are the ones that help Israel start building. That is when these other Muslims that are not Arabs are going to say, Now let us go down and take care of business; and wipe those Israeli people from the face of the earth. When Ezekiel 38 and 39 is fulfilled, there will not be one shot fired. It is another miracle event where God intervenes for His chosen people. God just simply uses the elements of nature to destroy most of those attackers. Those that will come against Israel, have planned to sneak in by parachute for a surprise attack. It is almost like they plan to shut down all the means of communication and radar and everything and then sneak in with an undetected air drop. God has a better radar than they have. When God says, but fury will come up in my face, it will not last days. In a matter of hours, the worst storm the Middle East has ever seen, will do the work of God in defending Israel. Read that whole chapter. When God finishes His work on Israel’s enemies, Israel will seek men of continual employment to go out and look for the dead and bury them. I have sense enough to know from the military standpoint, you do not look for the dead all over creation. You usually know where the conflict has taken place, and there, is where the dead bodies will be found. We must remember, when God sends that terrible storm to liquidate, to miraculously destroy this complete invasion force that did not come by land, did not come by water, but by air, dead bodies will be found right where they came down. God just turns the elements of nature loose, and right over the land of Israel God liquidates all but one sixth part of that great number of attackers, just blows them and scatters them so they do not find all of them immediately. Look at it like this, dead bodies are everywhere, because there will be no identifiable battleground as you find in other wars. Since there is no certain battlefield, for seven months they seek out men of continual employment to look for and bury the dead. What a war! The miraculous war when Israel takes their land back, is what eventually sets this Ezekiel 38 attack in motion. That war of Ezekiel 38 sets the stage, or sets in motion the conditions that eventually lead to the seven year covenant of peace. It is not written up as a seven year peace covenant, but we learn from the word of God, that this seven year period is interrupted after three and a half years, by the old antichrist killing the two prophets of Revelation, chapter eleven, and ushering in what is commonly referred to as The Great Tribulation. After three and a half years of that, Jesus Christ brings an end to the whole thing as He returns to fulfill the sixth seal, by pouring out the wrath of God on wicked mankind. The peace covenant is a thing of the past when that event is concluded. Many preachers who have no revelation, will make the statement, that in that week God will pour out His Spirit, but they do not understand what is accomplished in the first half of that week of time. The reason I am stressing this, is to show you that there is not going to be three events, only one. It is how each prophet has described this whole thing to set in motion the fulfillment. I just have to say, Gentiles, let us get our garments ready, let us get our hearts right . God is not going to deal with us another ten, fifteen or twenty years and allow us to play around with scriptures. He has already given us enough truth to cause every true Christian to know how to conduct ourselves in these days ahead, and we ought to be thankful for it.

 

WHERE WILL YOU PLACE EZEKIEL 38?

 

Some look at the scriptures I am using and say, Well I have heard all of this before; why do we have to listen to it again? I will plainly say, You may have heard the words I have said, but if you think like that, and have that attitude in your heart, you do not even know where you are in time. I want to say this, When we get to the place we think we know everything, right then, is when we are probably standing at a crossroads. I say that with respect for every old or young person and just ask that you examine yourself by the scriptures. I do not know everything, but many times I have read verses of scriptures over and over and over, then one day that verse of scripture has another meaning that I had not seen before. Therefore at this time, I want you to turn with me to Daniel 12. We are staying on the same line of thought we started out with two weeks ago when we started diagnosing the scriptures. All these scriptures are moving in around us. The conditions you see in the world right now are being developed for a reason. These scriptures are hanging right over these conditions you see at large. I will say this to anybody today, Time is swiftly passing by; and bringing us closer to the coming of the Lord. I have heard my share of preachers that preach on TBN and other stations on TV, and it is a pitiful shame the things you hear from men who claim to be doctors of divinity, historians, this and that, that do not know one thing about how to look at the scriptures as the Bible portrays them. In Daniel 12 there are three different settings. Do they see them? Notice the 1st verse of Daniel 12, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: (meaning the Jews) and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people (Jews) shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” If you will give me your attention, we will look at this chart we are using: we have put the week of Daniel in a very large setting, to give people a chance to study the various events of that week of years, because there are a lot of things that take place in it. We have been moving fast toward this era of time right here, (the opening of the week) but God is still working with Gentiles right on up to the opening of that 70th week of Daniel, while the seven thunders are having their ordained effect on Gentile believers. Naturally we do not know exactly how close we are to it. We are closer than a lot of people are going to be ready to face it. We have the rapture occurring just a short time past that line. But I want us to look at that verse, and at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people and there shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since there was a nation, even to that same time. At that time thy people shall be delivered. Biblically, prophetically, scripturally, where in time is it that the people, the Jews, are to be delivered? It is right in here, starting here, (in the first half of the week) to that point there, (the middle of the week). That is the picture, so let us keep that in our mind’s. That is when they are going to be delivered. I have heard some of these preachers say it will be in the time of Ezekiel 38, which lets us know they have jumped all over time with Ezekiel 38. I have heard some say Ezekiel 38 is the battle of Armageddon, so that would put it over here at the end of the week. Brothers and sisters, that is an error for sure, when people think like that. Some people do not realize there are certain words within a verse of scripture that is the key to understanding it. When you read the whole verse, yes, you are getting a picture, but there are certain words within it, that places it. I want to remind you, when you read Ezekiel 38, it specifically states twice, as God through the prophet is speaking to Russia and the event that follows, thou shall come down into the land that is brought back from the sword in the latter days when my people Israel dwell safely. That is the key. I remember when Israel was made a state in 1948, and there has never been a time in all those years when they have dwelled safely in that land. When you look at that verse, some will say, Well it is Armageddon, but I say, Just look back and see what all takes place between here and that, if that is Armageddon. I ask you, Where will the afore mentioned Jews be at that time? The Jew that has been delivered here, (in the first three and a half years) will not even be in the land for Armageddon. Think of it. It is one thing to read a verse, which anyone who can read is able to, but somewhere in the total context of that scripture, there are a few words or verses that place it in the time factor it belongs in. That is what I am looking at in this first verse. Daniel 12:1, which takes place right here just before the week starts, that covers that miracle era that we have talked so much about. Israel will not be fighting any wars once this part (the week) all through here is in effect: it is not even in the scriptures. All wars that are related to the temple being built and the two prophets coming on the scene are behind them, and the 144,000 will be sealed away during the first half, and the woman that later flees, will take her flight in the middle of that week. She too will have two wings of an eagle, The woman flees into the place that is prepared for her, the place God had prepared for her safety, so the woman and the 144,000 servants of God will not even be in the land when the battle of Armageddon is fought, so how are you going to put Armageddon as Ezekiel 38? No one who reads the scripture the right way will even think like that. It does not even make common sense. How many of you listening to me right now, realize that? Well Daniel 12:1 lays right here. It points to the time when Israel is going to be put under such pressure she will have no choice but to push back against her oppressors. Actually the world will put her under pressure. They are going to do their best to try and destroy her. We get all kinds of news through Arutz Sheva email, and it makes me feel sad when I think of Sharon, who wants to give up those villages to try to pacify their oppressors. Being a Jew, and having said that he believes the Torah, you would think he would have a different mind about that. I say this knowing that some from the Jewish University may be listening. If so I want them to know I am a Gentile, but I read the scriptures altogether different than a lot. I have to read them from the standpoint of the truth that God has purposed to reveal to us in these last days. A Jewish person can look at the scriptures from the standpoint of his race, but if he does not get a revelation and an understanding of how to relate to what he reads, his race will not do him one bit of good. I say that with respect, because I see the end picture God has opened up to us. Before this thing is all over, God is going to shake that little nation and deal with it, to open their eyes and get their hardened heart’s softened up a little bit. As we Gentiles are seeing the door to the gospel closing to us, I have to look at America with sadness, seeing how it is today after honoring God for so many years. America has had an existence over two hundred years, after the grace of God had caused her to be established and respected as a Christian nation. This nation was guided by the word of God for two hundred years. Now, all of a sudden we have come to another era of time, and people of our general society live like they don’t need God. That is why I say there are verses of scripture hanging right over us, time wise, that are going to bring a rude awakening to people who are ignoring them and going on about having a good time. People in America are getting hard hearted. That is exactly why there has to be a short miracle era right here (before the week of Daniel is introduced). I am not going to preach the wars because they happen right in this time. God is going to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is not a power on the face of this earth that is going to be able to destroy that Jewish nation. That is when Michael will stand up. It is not in the week, it is just before the week starts. When I say that, do not put it ten years back there. Do not try to make it more than a year and half or two years at the most. When God fights these wars, they will not last forever. It is a quick work. God gets His glory and is recognized in the outcome. Therefore that first verse of Daniel 12, will be applied right in here. That connects you with Zechariah 12.

 

AN UNCHANGEABLE ORDER OF EVENTS

 

Think of it saints: back in 2001, is when this intense warfare began to start back up against the Jews, and just look what has happened since then. Look at the things that have been destroyed. Look how many Jews have been killed. We have in our Gentile world today, those that would say, Well look how many Jews have killed Palestinians. I have to say, When they start trying to put the two people as equal in recognition, that is when they are going to get themselves in trouble. We are moving rapidly toward that era of time now, when there is something going to be turned loose by the hand of God that will change the entire picture. There is not a politician, nor a military leader that can change the order of events that lies just ahead of us in the near future. As I bring these various things out, it is to help us look to the future with revelation and reality, knowing that God’s word takes the preeminence above all else. Therefore that first verse of Daniel 12, will be fulfilled right here, regardless of what self proclaimed preachers may say. I have to say, I can now see plainly, why, back in December of 1998 I had the unusual dream. I am going to tell it again this morning, because, if there is a Jew listening to me that has not heard this before, I want him to listen to it very carefully. It is true I am not a Jew, but I am not a fanatic either. I am a true believer in your God, and I believe what is written in the Bible your ancestors left us. I believe also, that Jesus Christ was sent by God two thousand years ago, just like it declares in the Bible, and He was crucified by the people that He was sent to . I do not say that to make you look bad, nor feel bad, but that is exactly why God has to send two Jewish prophets to prophesy to your people here at the end of Gentile time. I will never forget the time when Bro. Steve Yahraus bought us a video showing the Grand Canyon. We were all going to Arlene’s house to watch it, because their house was more suitable for our entire family to get together in.

 

THE DREAM

 

On the evening of the 16th of December, 1998, we were planning to get together and watch the Grand Canyon Video, which would have been the next night after I had the dream I am going to tell. In the dream when it started, and I say that with respect to all, as I saw myself and my wife leave our house to go across the road to Arlene’s house, I saw the other family members come and go into their house. As I was walking in the front door, different ones were taking their seats. Then I just happened to look through the west window and I could see a scene developing outside. I said, Get away from the window, something is going on out there! Something attracted me to go to the window and get a better look. When I walked over to the window, there stood an angel looking right in at me, right into my eyes. I knew when I looked at him, that he was Michael. He did not have wings. He was dressed like a military officer two thousand years ago, in solid brass. How many know what brass signifies? Judgment. As my eyes met his, I then saw behind him, and the natural landscape you would normally see looking out the west window was not there. (I am saying this right now, because I received an e-mail the other day from a person asking, Where is heaven? Well my answer is, It is right out there. Not in your back yard, but neither should you ever think heaven is sixty million light years beyond the moon. It is not: It is right out there, but you cannot see it with your natural eyes.) When I looked out there, as far as the human eye could see, I saw angelic beings dressed like soldiers of old, in solid brass armor. Every angelic being was being lined up. It was not just two or three dozen. As far as the eye could see to the left and as far as the eye could see straight ahead, and as far as the eye could see to the right, it was angelic beings in platoons, in battalions, in divisions and so forth. Every one was getting lined up. That angel Michael was looking directly into my eyes. I knew I was looking at Daniel chapter 12, verse 1, when I saw that. Just prior to that moment of seeing him, there went two prophets standing on a white cloud, passing before the scene. When they got completely out of sight, then I saw Michael. I will say this, The prophets do not come first: the angels come first. How many realize that? The two prophets come on the scene shortly after the angelic invasion. When I looked and saw that white cloud, it was not out beyond Mars somewhere: it was floating right out there in the air. It did not look more than six or seven hundred feet above the ground, but that was just my thought. Both of those prophets were looking as though they were looking at the future. I did not have to wonder, Who are they? Something about their identity spoke, This is Moses and Elijah that is yet to come. I watched that white cloud disappear carrying their image completely off the scene. Then, is when I saw the angel Michael looking me right in the eyes. My mind has dwelled much on this scene since then. I just have to say, Because this links up with Revelation chapter 12, where it speaks that there will be a great warfare in heaven, I must say this, That warfare is going to take place right here (still right before the last week of Daniel opens up). That is because this is absolutely what God has intended to do to open the eyes of the Jews. As soon He does this other miracle thing, those two prophets are going to come on the scene immediately to start prophesying to those Jewish people for three and one half years. I have to say this, When we have Zechariah 12 that says, Jerusalem will be made a cup of trembling and then a burdensome stone. We have had that going on for three years or more already. All you hear world politicians talk about is, Well the Palestinians need some land to call their own. In all that time, the Palestinians have fussed and fought like that all belongs to them. In front of us in a very short time, there is going to be a conflict develop in the Middle East that will conclude all this speculation about what belongs to whom. You cannot stop it, Bush cannot stop it, and no one else can stop it. It will be God’s time to move; and God will be directing the entire operation, but it takes a revelation by the Spirit of God for anyone to see that condition ahead of time. Do not think it is going to be some event that will last six, seven, or eight months. It will not. If it lasts beyond three weeks, it will surprise me. That is because, when God does a miracle He intends to do it in a way that it literally rocks the foundation of every other thing that has tried to establish itself and put itself above the things of God. Therefore let us keep that chapter 12 and verse 1, right here. It does not belong over here. It belongs right here. That is the same era of time when the war of Ezekiel 38, will be fought (if you can call it a war) and that is when Micah 7 is fulfilled. One will follow right on the heels of the other. They are both miracles. I cannot see how people read Ezekiel 38, and think it is going to be a great land based war. It is not. You cannot even show me anywhere in that setting that Israel even fires a shot or gets off the ground with an airplane. Now let us look at these next verses. “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.” Where is that pointing to? That is pointing right here to the rapture (just inside the week of Daniel. How many realize that? Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, but notice what it also says), “Some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” we have to keep in mind, that this is how this was recorded in the Old Testament, but there are not two elements of the opposite people coming forth at the same time. It was the apostle Paul that straightened this up and gave details as to who would be arising from the dead and when. We can say this, When Paul writes in 2nd Thessalonians 4, how the dead in Christ will rise first and then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord, Paul never said one thing about the wicked or the unbeliever being raised then, did he? Therefore all of this that we have been talking about, is what takes place when that rapture is getting ready to take place. Right here, in the beginning of that 70th week of Daniel, is where the rapture of the Bride Church is fulfilled. The later part of that verse is to be understood, that it belongs over here (at the great white throne judgment). I hope you everyone get that straight. Now let us watch this verse 3. “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament.” What a day of education, even for people going to college. School teachers, please, I am not pointing the finger at you. However I would like for you to listen to what I have to say this morning. I want to show you what our intellectual systems have done to the human race, especially here in America. Our eyes have become blinded to the reality of the word of God. That is why I say, God is compelled to do something here in our time to wake up some people and cause them to open their eyes to the conditions all around them and make a turn from their matter of fact attitude. We must be aware of the hour of time we are living in; and also aware of who these words apply to, “And they that be wise, Who are the wise that Daniel 12:3 is referring to? Let me read that verse again. 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. It is not the man in college that shall be called the wise of this verse. I say this with respect. It is the man and the woman that has received the grace of God, the Holy Spirit, in their lives and they have a revelation, time wise and scriptural wise, of where we are in time. This is not the drunk on the street; and neither is it the man in the White House, nor the men in the FBI. They are not the wise, they are as ignorant as can be, spiritually speaking. The wise are definitely going to be the end time Bride of Jesus Christ. The elete of this world do not think we know anything. Well to that I say, We are going to be the only people on the face of the earth that are ever going to know anything in its rightful revelation. The wise shall shine. That means their lives will shine, and that will be because of the revelation they have. “And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” That is going to be the true believer of this end time truth; those to whom God has sent the revelation that will get the Bride ready to meet the Bridegroom, get her clothed and ready for the translation. They are going to be an influence to some people. That is the way we have to see that verse. All of that belongs right in here, leading up to the very moment of the rapture. That is why I say, If we cannot get some of these verses of scripture prophetic-wise oriented in relationship to ourselves, where and how does our personal life fit in with them? Why in the name of common sense, should we even look for the thunders, if we do not have a revelation of these end time truths? Think about it saints! I am going to tell you something and I pray you everyone hear it. There are some people today, believed to be Christians, that are playing around with a lot of things they ought not. If they that this applies to are not careful of what they are playing with, they are not going to be anywhere to hear any thunders at all. I really mean that. God is not going to tolerate a bunch of people playing with something, if inside them they are harboring attitudes that are not fit for true believers to have. All of that is plain carnality; and the Bride of Jesus Christ is not going to be clothed with carnal ideas. In this 12th chapter, Daniel was looking, and there are two angels, one on each side of the banks of the river of Jordan, and he then sees this other angelic being standing on the waters, clothed in linen. That is the same angel you see in Revelation chapter 10, when He comes down with the scroll open and then He cries and there are seven thunders that sound to the Gentiles. After Daniel sees all this, he wants to know and understand where this all fits in. To that the Lord answers back, 4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel heard what was spoken here, but the Lord is telling him to shut it up, you will not be given the understanding. I have to say, For twenty five hundred years the church world has carried this in the written form, and what it pertains to has not even been known to any except the Bride Church. I will say this as I stand here before you, I am a human being, I am just as much human as anyone. There was a time in my life I did not know A from Z when it came to scriptural revelation. I never thought years ago, that God would ever let me see anything as to how it fit in and the time of its fulfillment. I am thankful today, that God has allowed me to see something and that I am enabled to stand here before you and say, This is how it is going to be. But thou O Daniel, shut it up…) and seal the book, even to the time of the end: (In other words that brings us right up to here, as we are approaching the end.) many shall run to and fro, (Now let us look backward, and I will ask you, Where, during this two thousand and some odd years, were they going to run to and fro. Twenty four hundred years ago, they were not running to and fro over the face of this earth. How many know what I am talking about? It is true the steam engine was developed in Europe. Out of that era came steam boats, but it was not until we cross into the 1900’s going on into 2000, that we actually see this scripture being fulfilled. That actually brings ut to the last one hundred years of time. As I stand here this morning, I stand here as humbly as I know how. I can look back and see myself when I was a small child, and saw for the first time an airplane fly over our house. I was just about five years old. That airplane was pointed in a way that made me think, That airplane is going to land somewhere nearby, so I started chasing it across the field, thinking it was going to land just any minute, but when I got to the edge of the woods and could not see it anymore, I came back to the house and began to realize, Oh well, I will see another one some day. I just tell that to show you how far we have come in the last one hundred years. That was back in the 1920’s, when we did not have the jet airplane yet, neither did we have the rockets they now blast off into outer space. I am bringing all this into the message mainly to say, During all this time, the book (Bible revelation) has been shut. Many are running to and fro…) and knowledge shall be increased.” When did that start? Let us consider this, America has been known in years gone by as having some of the greatest universities that have existed on this planet. I say this, giving an expression of pride, because I am thankful that America, in former days was known for her morality, her image, her educational institutions and her fairness to all. They were known to the whole world. I have said it before and I say it again with respect, When the royal families from the European continent would send their sons and daughters here to go to our universities, it was because they wanted them to come here and learn something in a place where they would be educated in an environment that they would not be ashamed for them to come back home from. As I said, It was not two thousand years ago, that they began to run to and fro, it was not until we came into the last one hundred years. This is why, if you have ever read anything in the historical line, America gave the world the telephone. Is that not right? We showed the world what electricity can be and how to harness it up and use it. Then we gave the world the automobile. What did this start? This was the beginning of a slow process, and many are traveling to and fro because of it, but it also opened up the era when knowledge shall be increased. Young people, I say this to you today, Nobody ninety or a hundred years ago, went to college to learn how to build a car. Think of that. Nobody. Actually when you begin to study these characters who stand out in history, the inventors of these things that began to change the course of history, it is usually about some mind that will just not run along the established route. I have read history, and for instance, my wife’s maiden name was Funk. When I studied the family tree and got into the background, they originally came from Switzerland. In Switzerland, about 1300 AD, the name was Funker, which meant keepers of fire. All of this boils down to the fact, whatever your family name was, that usually meant your occupation, what you did in life back then, and that includes making harness. It covered everything that pertained to the lifestyle back then. Think of it, they did not go to college to learn how to make something they did not even know anything about back then. And knowledge shall be increased. Well it sure has been.