SERMON No. 5
This is turning into quite a lengthy subject, but there are yet quite a few points we need to cover while we are dealing with it. I am doing my best, by the grace of God, to present these prophecies in a way that will be meaningful to everyone and I pray that somewhere, if the videos were to be given to some Jewish people, that they will listen to this with an interest, because the time is fast approaching when all that the prophets prophesied, is going to be fulfilled. The world is very tense right now, and they do not realize it. We have so many in the world today that do not believe in anything pertaining to a Creator, but the day is fast approaching when a lot of them will change their mind. I have to believe the time is very near, that everyone must examine themselves and ask, What do I believe? Time is too short for anyone just to nonchalantly drift along. We must be about the task of preparing to meet the Lord. Therefore in the light of what we want to establish in your minds, let us open our Bibles to Ezekiel 38, at this time and pay attention to every point that is made. This is the last prophecy in the category of prophecies we are going to run through in this series of messages. I want to say to any Jewish person that may come in contact with this message, These scriptures we have referred to in the past two weeks as we have dealt with this message, have been in the Bible, (a Jewish book) for hundreds and hundreds of years. I know that from the standpoint of a Jewish person, they might have a little reservation as to why they would even take time to listen to a Gentile like me. However I want them to know, I recognize and appreciate them, as the people God chose hundreds and hundreds of years ago, to be a particular race of people, through the seed of Abraham, that He could exemplify His will and purpose through. Abraham and his seed have been in the plan of God right on through the ages. If it had not been for the call of Abraham and the Jewish race springing from his loins, we might all be pagans even yet today. I am thankful to God for a book like this. However there was a time in my life that I did not want to get too close to the Bible: I thought it would make you crazy. Now I say, No, it is not going to make you crazy, but there is something about this book called the Bible, which is the word of God, if you will allow it to, it will set your soul on fire. The spirit of God Himself, the great Creator of all things, the very object of worship, the invisible being that He is, can cause this book to speak to your heart. When I say that, we have a lot of intellectual people in the modern world, that would sort of look down on that, because they think God is some historical figure and not a God that can still deal with mankind. My purpose in this message, is to try to assure you as Gentiles or Jews, that there are things getting ready to unfold in the world at large, basically the Middle East though, that are going to shock and shake the mass of humanity that lives on the planet. It is one of Godâ€™s ways of making Himself known here in a time like this, when modern man is doing his level best to remove from the minds of mortal creatures the very existence of a true God. Many have turned this book into a book of mythology, and claim that it is written with such language and terms, that no one can interpret it. I just want to say this, Mortal men, by the inspiration of God, wrote it; and it is to be understood by those who love truth. There will be a few mortal men on the face of this earth in these last days, both among the Gentiles and the Jewish people, as God closes out this era of time for mankind, that He can use to present the true revelation of what is written in His book, because He will have dealt with them for the time at hand. They will instruct true believers concerning the time we are living in while all the others go their merry way.
CHAPTERS 38 & 39
We have heard much from the realm of Gentile so-called Christianity, concerning the chapters of Ezekiel 38 and 39, and many of them are great doctors of divinity that like to specialize in how much they know about prophecy, but very few of them ever get an accurate picture of what is contained therein. Most of them call it Armageddon. I am thankful to God for something that He has caused me to dwell on this week in my meditations, because there are three things in the readings of these chapters, that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that this cannot possibly be Armageddon. The three things are as follows, If it is Armageddon, how come Ezekiel comes into the land only when the Jewish nation is at peace and dwelling safely in their own land? When Armageddon comes, at the end of this period (the last half of the week of Daniel) right here, those in the land of Israel are sure not going to be dwelling in peace. Armageddon closes out that era of time for mankind, and the spiritual Jews will not even be in their land when it happens. Think of it; Ezekiel 39:29 says God has done this, that He might make Himself known to Israel, and that He might be sanctified in the eyes of Gog, of the land of Magog. We must look at that in this way, because in the 29th verse, God says He has poured out His Spirit of grace. I want you to know there is no Holy Spirit pouring out on anybody when Armageddon is being fought, and neither will there be any pouring out of His Spirit of grace after it is over. That pouring out, comes right here in the first half of the 70th week of Danielâ€™s seventy weeks prophecy. Keep that in mind as we go on; that this Ezekiel 38 war is coming when Israel dwells safely in their land. Dwells safely with who? With her Arab counterpart. I was handed a newspaper clipping a while ago, in which Netanyahu has made some statements, so I may read some statements from that, later on in the message. The world is getting nervous over this Mideast problem. The United Nations and our president, none of which know a bit more about what is going on in the Middle East than a rabbit fleeing from a dog, are begging Israel, pleading with Israel, to be willing to give up land for peace. That is a United Nations agenda. They want to be able to dictate the terms as to how they shape this earth and nations and peoples of it for the 21st century. The 21st century belongs to God. When Godâ€™s word says He will bring Israel back into their land in the latter days, and He would establish them according to their former estates, (or boundaries) that is the only nation that the Bible speaks of, that God would deal with in that manner. If that be true, and we know it is, then it would behoove us to realize that whatever the United Nations, in all of their political agenda, proposes to do, God has allowed them to say these things, because a lot of people, millions of people will go for the decoy. It doesnâ€™t matter if you are a Jew or an American Gentile, if you cannot believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God, and what it says is true, and that it will outweigh anything the United Nations even dares to do, you are on shaky ground. Therefore with this thought in mind, Ezekiel 38 and 39 shows us, that there is only one place in the time factor that this war can fit in. When we started this message we referred to Hosea 6:1-3. That prophecy was written seven hundred and eighty some years before the advent of Christ. It was written before what Daniel has written pertaining to the two tribes that went back out of Babylonian captivity to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and get it ready for the coming of their Messiah the Prince. That is why, when you see all these figures (on the chart) this is taking that first 69 weeks which started here on that blue line, and carries straight through to this red line. That red line points to the birth of Christ. We know that His life span was about 33 Â½ years, so when you take 33 Â½ years and multiply that into days, when you come to 33 A.D. that is when the histories and certain scientists have proved that Christ was crucified. He was crucified exactly at the end of this number of days 173,880. Therefore when we take this and move it back, we can see from the decree to the death of King Herod, here is the number of days. When we subtract it from that, we can find this, that between the birth of Christ and the death of King Herod, there was two years and eighty nine days in the gap. Let us compare that to the scriptures. When the wise men came to Jerusalem and they inquired to speak to King Herod, what did they ask him? Where is He that is born King of the Jews? Then Herod had to confer with some of the wise men. They came the next morning and told him. Then Herod inquired from the wise men, about how long ago did this star appear to you? Evidently they gave him the proximity of two years, because of what his decree spoke of. In other words, Go to Bethlehem and kill every male child from two years old and under. How many catch that? Now if this time factor was given to the two tribes, when they left Babylon to come back and build the city, the walls, and everything through troublous times, that takes you through the times of the Maccabees, so we must look at this from a simple standpoint. Why is God so graphic with this? Some Gentile theologians have said, Well we donâ€™t know whether these times are symbolic or not. If we donâ€™t know whether they are symbolic or otherwise, I have to say that God is playing a trick on people. Well I say God has foreseen an element of people He has purposed to show mercy to; and by putting things in His written word, when the time comes for it to be fulfilled, there is going to be a people that God will make Himself known to. My point in saying that is this, Had all those Jews that left Babylon and came back to Jerusalem, in all those troubled eras of time, the times of the Maccabees and so forth, understood what Daniel wrote, especially those rabbis, they should have been able, if they would have studied that prophecy of Daniel and kept it in front of them all the time, and used it for their yardstick, to figure the approximate time for the arrival of their Messiah. They should have been able to tell within a ten year period, and begin to talk among themselves, Gentlemen: we must get ready because according to the prophet Daniel, our Messiah should be born not too long from now. But look at the religious picture in that period of time. When He was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, who did He really make Himself known to? To the well educated theologians at Jerusalem? No. God chose some sheep herders to make this great event known to. That was a sad picture back then, and we have the same picture today among the Gentile Christians. They are so full of theology, they cannot see one thing of reality. My point in saying those things is this, If all this was true to the point, then so will the other prophecies be true to the point. Therefore when we read Hosea 6:1-3, the two days are two thousand years, not calendar time, but prophetic time. It is two dispensational days of a thousand prophetic years each. If that is real, this is real. We know this, according to Hosea 6:2, which says after two days He will revive us. Ezekiel 39, speaks of this revival by the pouring out of the spirit of grace. Zechariah also speaks of this revival, because after Israel is used to accomplish this great, miraculous war, God uses that to set the stage for Israel to start their work in Jerusalem. Then it says in the 10th verse, and He will pour out upon Jerusalem, the spirit of grace. Where does Revelation 11:1-6 tell us this will take place? It says He will give His prophets power and anoint them, and they will prophesy in the streets of Jerusalem for a thousand, two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth as they prophesy. When you compare that with the 7th chapter of Revelation, it plainly tells you the first thing, that He will seal 144,000 servants of God from the twelve tribes of Israel, all men. Because they have a specific job to do in the last half of the week, during the great tribulation period. They are not the only Jews that are going to be sealed with the Spirit of God during that time: When you go to the 12th chapter of Revelation, you see the nation represented in young and old, men and women, and all such, that have also received this revelation; and they are referred to as the woman. That is why it says right there in the 12th chapter, that He has given this woman two wings of an eagle. What does that signify? He has given them the prophets messages through the ministry of the two prophets that prophesy in the first half of the week. When the middle of that week comes, and the antichrist comes in and breaks this covenant and sets up that period of time of the great tribulation and such like, the Bible will tell us in the 12th chapter, that the woman flees into the wilderness where she hath, past tense, a place prepared there by God, for her to be protected and taken care of. That lets us know there is going to be an element of spiritual Jews flee that land. Why? Because the next three and one half years are going to be the darkest, most troubled time that has ever been. Let us look at these scriptures and see how they begin to line up. I would like for us to turn to the 38th chapter of Ezekiel at this time, because it is one of the most misunderstood prophecies in the Bible.
GOG OF MAGOG
We have tried to put every prophetic scripture in the lineup, as I felt God had showed me in that dream. This is the last mentioning of a miracle. The other scriptures all deal with a great miracle of how God will begin, somewhere in the few short months ahead, to set the stage, to change the picture in the Middle East, and begin to bring the prophetic picture into fulfillment. It will take a miracle for Israel to be able to accomplish what is written about her in these prophecies. As long as you listen to these earthly politicians, regardless of what color they are, what nation they represent, or whatever, all of their ideas are just so much junk, as far as what Israel will do in the last days. There have been politicians down through the centuries of time, that have always had their plans, and they have had their ideas about many things they knew nothing whatsoever about. They have tried to put forth their ideas in their time, but when the time comes for God to be seen and recognized, He can change, disrupt, tear down, throw away, any and all of manâ€™s plans he has tried to put together. Let us read this very prayerfully and ask God to reveal the picture to us. Think of it, this prophecy came into existence almost six hundred years before the advent of Christ, but the way it is written, it takes you right through the span of time. â€œAnd the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, (The word Gog is referring to the king, or the ruler of Russia) the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against Him. And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee O Gog, (whether it is Yeltsin, or someone else that follows him) the chief prince of Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, (Notice He puts the end before the proceedings of it.) and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.â€ Right at the close of WW2, as the troops of that war began to be discharged and sent home, I can remember we had a lot of radio preachers at that time that were preaching on prophecy, because Russia had been successful in achieving her victory as she began to fight the Germans, and eventually made her way to Berlin. It looked like, at that time, the way the Russians were talking, that Russia in the future, was going to be a nation like a bear, a bully. It looked like for a long time, that Russia was solely bent on mopping the west up, and spreading communism the world over. Naturally that is the way mankind looked at it. Those preachers began to say, Russia is now in one of the largest horse breeding programs that there has ever been. Why? Because it says here, that they are coming on horses. The prophet that penned those words lived in the days when armies moved on horseback, but now it is horse power. Let us look at it in this light. I have a Newspaper clipping, showing that the United States has agreed to sell Israel a big package amounting to so many billions of dollars of some of the best fighter planes, (fighter bombers). It gives the number. All these planes will be equipped with the ability of low altitude flying and all their fighting facilities will be modernized to the very best. The Gulf War that was fought a few short years ago, proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, no army can come against this kind of weaponry riding on horses. We can say this, An army has got to come generated by some power for mobility, so it is horsepower in our great engines, not horses in flesh. Horsepower is a mechanical term. That is why we term the power of any given vehicle or plane, it generates so much horsepower. Yes saints, it is horsepower, but not the power of fleshly horses. We can look at it that way and get the picture. â€œAnd all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields; all of them handling swords.â€ That is the way the armies of the past fought, so the prophet put it in that terminology. Now he brings in the lineup of those coming against Israel. â€œPersia, (That is Iran today.) Ethiopia, (That is along the eastern coast of Africa.) and Libya with them; (Libya is on the north coast of Africa, west of Egypt.) all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, (This lays between Moscow and Turkey.) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah.â€ That brings you right into Turkey, so keep in mind that all these nations today are Islamic. Sixty percent of southern Russia is composed of Islamic people. That should tell you why Russia will be for the Islamic Arab world. When sixty percent of her citizenry in the south are Islamic people, she has got to lean in favor of them. What we want to see, as we have said in the other messages, is the miraculous era that will start at the time when Israelâ€™s leadership decides they cannot play ball with the Arabs any longer. That will be Godâ€™s appointed time. Their cup of abominations against Israel will be full by then. May I say, so that you will get it straight, The Arab people are not Persians, Libyans, Ethiopians and such. Those are all nationalities of people of themselves, but the Arabs are all descendants of Abraham. These are they of Saudi Arabia, the Jordanians, the Palestinians and all those of that relationship, but it does bring in the Syrians because, according to Genesis, Abraham was a Syrian. Egypt is not Arab, but they are overrun with Moslems. They are the descendants of Ham. The Hebrew word for one of Hamâ€™s sons is Mizraim, which means Egypt in English. Why do we want to line Egypt up with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria? Because, when we read Isaiah 11, and Isaiah 19, those are the ones that Israel has to attack. When Israel does it, God has promised Israel this, in Zechariah 12, In that day the governors of Judah shall be like a fire in a pile of wood, and like a torch in a sheaf of grain. It also says in the 19th chapter of Isaiah, In that day He will make Judah, which is the war tribe, or the lion tribe, a terror unto Egypt, insomuch that Egypt, in that hour of time, will be like unto women. He takes away from them their ability to fight. Israel will fight one of these days, and she is not going to have any help. The only help she is going to have is God Himself. Why do I say that? Because God wants to show Israel something, that He does not need a number one or number two power nation to help Him work His will and purpose through Israel. With this in mind then, that war, however long it will last, maybe two, three, or four weeks, Godâ€™s power is going to be manifested with Israel, the entire nation, for this strategic purpose as Gentile time runs out. It is time for Him to give her back her former borders, and He is not going to allow her to carry on diplomatically with the United Nations. Another point, Jerusalem is the number one center of attraction, because it means the time has come when God has some people out there that need to inhabit Jerusalem, and they are going to be descendants of King David. Read it in the proper light. It says Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, by who? It is Judaean Jews, but they are of the house of David. That war, when it does end, the Jewish people will have conquered Egypt, conquered Saudi Arabia, and it has conquered the Edomites, the Moabites and the Ammonites, as well as all the land of Jordan. They will sweep through Syria, and all the way to the Euphrates River. Mad man Hussein has a short time left to antagonize other nations. I read a quotation of what Netanyahu said about the United States, the way we handled that situation. Now mad man Hussein turns right around and laughs at us, because he has torn the whole peace process to pieces. He is not going to allow them in anymore, to inspect his biological factories. This goes to show, our nation as a whole, the nation we were born in, the nation that I love, under its present leadership, has sold itself out to the devil. Israel is the only nation in the Middle East that knows how to deal with the Arab world in its present setting the proper way. That is why, when the Bible speaks of that war, it is going to be such a miracle war, that when it is over, the Arab world, I mean the Arabs and those associated in that first setting, such as Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Israel will push her borders to their sovereign beginnings. That starts, and shows to the world, that God is with the Jewish nation. With that in mind, they will start beginning to renovate Jerusalem. Then suddenly, out of Saudi Arabia, here comes Arabians, and out of Saudi Arabia is where Mohammad came from. That is where the Islamic religion got its roots. But what has happened? That is why I say the world is going to be shaken and shocked to pieces. When we wake up one morning and Saudi Arabia is ready to kiss the hand of a Jew and say, We want to help you in all of this, you will know the bride is about ready to leave here. When you read Isaiah 60, Israel has started reclaiming, renovating, rebuilding, renewing the old city. why? Because she has to do it to get ready for the coming of her Messiah. We can say this, These two days we have been speaking of will terminate, and that brings us within the proximity between the year 2000 calendar time, and the year 2004. That lets me know this conflict could well start around the year 2000. When Yasser Arafat made his boast in the spring, that in May 1999 he will declare a sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. Then Madeline Albright is going to the United Nations and try to water the whole thing down. This is why I say world leaders today are playing with a time bomb. But when that starts, it sets the stage and Israel will be moving rapidly towards the week of Daniel. God is the ONE keeping time, so when He sees that it is time, things will start moving toward a conclusion. When the other Islamic countries, like I have just read here, that are not Arabs, yet they are Islamic, so they will come into play. In fact, they are more dominating, more cruel, because the southern part of the Islamics are the Sunnite, and the other is the Shiite. They are militant, mean and cruel. That is why they want a chance to show Israel what they can do. I will say this, Ezekiel 38 and 39 is the last of what is accomplished by whatever it starts. By the time we get to the week of Daniel, it will be time for God to turn Russia loose. When we notice this, and when you read it, you do not even see Israel sending an airplane out. You do not see Israel calling in her reserves either. When you read it, you see Gog is coming with such a quick presentation of himself, it says it will cover the land like a cloud. Let us read on here. Persia is Iran, and they are not Arabs, but they are some of the ancient Semitic people. Ethiopians, Libyans, all with shield and helmet. Gomer, Togarmah, and many people with thee. â€œBe thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, (When we read this, we see Russia has no potential purpose. But at that time they are driven into this picture. They are brought into this by force. All these people are screaming at her, Come, be our guide, be our guard. What does that tell you? This is not all Russian troops coming out of Moscow. This is contributory troops from all these nations, but they are absolutely calling upon Russia, Be our supplier of knowledge, of science, of weaponry: Set the strategy for us.) thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. (The word guard here actually has a larger meaning, because it means Russia, whatever amount of troops she does supply, they are definitely going to be the technicians, so they are going to be the ones that set the strategy of how this whole thing is to be accomplished.) After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back.â€ That lets me know, that by some means or other God has restored Israel back to its sovereignty. That takes you beyond the U.N. agenda. The U.N. agenda right now is trying to hold the Israeli leadership off from holding any more land for eventually fulfilling prophecy, like greater Israel. That is the U.N. idea. But when Israel does go at this to fulfill the word of God, the U.N. will no longer have any say in it. At that time we can say this, Israel will have accomplished spreading her borders and she will have all the representation of her other ten tribes back home. It is in one of the prophecies, where it says that Judah and Ephraim together will cross the Jordan, and they will smite those people. That does not mean that every Jew that is of the same lineage and everything, but it does mean this, there will be a true representation of every tribe back in the land, when this great thing gets ready to take place. That would bring it time wise, to the first part of the week. That does not mean that all Jews will be back there, but there will be the representation of all of them back there by then. With that in mind, we can see then, that the land has been subdued. God has restored it in its sovereignty to the Jewish people.
EGYPTIANS TURN TO THE GOD OF THE JEWS
When God, through Israel, has concluded this push to reclaim all of their former land, the Arab world, like the Jordanians and Saudi Arabians, and the Egyptian and Syrian people will have made a great change. When you read the last part of that 19th chapter, you will see exactly what happens. God will strike that so hard, that the effect of it carries you over into the Millennium. That is why it says five cities in the land of Egypt will want to speak the language of Canaan. The man that is an unbeliever, has no concern whatsoever, as to what all this would mean to him? Nothing. It would be just like a riddle to an unbeliever. However when you see that five cities in the land of Egypt will want to speak the language of Canaan, that is not in this day and hour that they are saying this, and why some Egyptians will want to speak the old Canaanite dialect. Donâ€™t read it like that. It is the Jews that have been restored back there, and because the Egyptians have seen the miracle power of God on Israelâ€™s side to reclaim their sovereignty, their original identity, it will cause the Egyptian people to say, Allah is no longer our god. He has not come to our rescue. I want to serve the God of the Jewish people. Godâ€™s power is going to be so evident, even the Egyptian nation, after they have been completely converted to this God of the Jews, their leaders will say, Israel, you are many miles away from us, but we want to worship the same God you do because we have seen Him in action. We are going to build an altar in the midst of our nation. What for? It is a token, a symbol, showing respect as they say, We know God is with you. We want to align ourselves with you. It tells you in the 19th chapter of Isaiah, that God will cause Egypt to be returned to worship the God of Israel. They will build a memorial on the border. All of that follows what takes place right in here as we go into the Millennium. It tells us in the 8th verse of Ezekiel 38, that He will bring her into this land which had been always waste; â€œbut it is brought forth out of the nations, and they (meaning the Jews) shall dwell safely all of them.â€ All that God has brought back to this land. You will notice in two other verses over here, He keeps repeating, Israel dwelling safely, Israel dwelling safely. Since 1948, there has never been a time when Israel was dwelling safely in her own land. Since the Six Day War there has followed other conflicts, like the 1973 war and so forth. The Palestinian Arabs with that Islamic, militant attitude, have killed Jews on many occasions. In fact the motto of Arafat is the destruction of the state of Israel. Even Netanyahu, in a speech, mentioned this. The Arab world, because of that Islamic spirit, has said, Death to Israel and death to the United States. This lets me know that this entire thing will absolutely explode with the miraculous power of God being on Israelâ€™s side. When it does, from there on the Arab world of Islam is going to be shaken and there is going to be hundreds and thousands of them slaughtered and slain by the miracle power of God, as He uses the nation of Israel to accomplish what is written. We can safely say that this thing, when that part has reached a certain point, approximately somewhere about here, (on chart, after Israel has taken back all of their land by the miraculous power of God ) the rest of the Islamic world, those that are not Arabs, will line up with Russia and say, Let us take a try at this. That is when God will let them take a try, but they will suffer a great loss. If you read the entire 38th chapter of Ezekiel, you will see one of the most conniving and treacherous plans laid out against Israel that has ever been. This comes at a time when she is dwelling safely in her land, after the miraculous power of God worked on her behalf to bring about those results. Sure the prophet wrote, Thou will come riding upon horses, carrying shields, bucklers, all kinds of antique weaponry. I have to say to the Jewish people who might see this, Common sense would tell anyone it would be utterly impossible, knowing where Russia is located, in the north of Israel, and knowing where all these others that line up with Russia are positioned, geographically, Iran being north and east of there, for any army to come against Israel with those antique weapons and conveyances without them knowing it. Look where Ethiopia is. It is in Africa, across the Red Sea. Look where Libya is. It is west of Egypt. How are all these people going to move by land and come into this little spot called Israel, and Israel not know it? We have modern satellites in space. Israel has the same potential opportunity to take from these satellites certain information that is necessary and beneficial to their own sovereignty. If Russia and all these troops that are assembled here, are coming toward Israel by large convoys, I ask the Jewish people, Look at your geographical position. Look at your own military capabilities, with radar on your hilltops, and you will know what I mean: The very minute a convoy would leave somewhere between Moscow and Turkey, somewhere between Iran and Israel, and start by a land convoy with weaponry of this description toward Israel, the Israeli officials are going to know about it. Look at Ethiopia, where they would have to come from. The only earthly way they can get there is by an amphibious landing in the Gulf of Aqaba. Common sense would tell me Israelâ€™s military alertness would have picked out these things hours in advance. They would meet them with their air force and blast them to pieces. So my point is this, If Israel has somehow or other been sound asleep, and she has let these various nations represented in this lineup come from their geographical place, either amphibious or otherwise, I would have to say, Israel would absolutely have to be sound asleep. She is not going to be that much off guard, ever. Therefore my point is this, If Israel was to meet those convoys out there somewhere, in other lands, then the battlefield would be out there, and there is where they would bury the dead, but that is not the picture we see in the Bible. Look at it! Read it! It plainly tells you, that in that day there will be a shaking in the land of Israel, insomuch that the fish of the sea will feel it. I will rain upon him a great rain, and hail. That tells me Russiaâ€™s strategy would be to take all these troops that have lined up with her here, hundreds and thousands of them, and come upon Israel as a great surprise to them. She will have had the opportunity to train them, to make one of the largest parachute drops on some strategic spot in Israel, that the world has ever known. It is a known fact that Russia has been working on an experimental thing, a jamming system, to jam communications, radar, the whole works, and we all know why. That is the only way you can slip up on Israel. For a few short hours she has successfully been able to jam all of this. Then God, with a stroke of His hand, can perform one of the greatest miracles you could ever imagine. I have to say, What the world of modern technology thinks they can do, God can make that look like kids play. God knows exactly how the earthly recipients and participants will think. I cannot help but think of how Elijah sat up there on the hill with the prophets of Baal and said, Cry a little louder, your gods may have gone to sleep. Yes saints, God can say, Come on Russia: Take your best shot: I have a trap set for you. That is what God is getting ready to do with that bunch over there. He is getting ready to set a snare for all of them to walk right into, or fly right into. When those troops, all under Russiaâ€™s technological supervision, become participants in a scheme to destroy the people of Israel, they are jumping right into a trap devised by the GREAT CREATOR HIMSELF, and they will find no escape. God allows only one sixth part of them to return home to tell their story. God has a battleground; and He has a burial ground. God is going to wait until just the right moment; and then He will turn His forces loose. We have to keep in mind, that He controls the weather: Meteorologists can forecast the weather with a certain amount of accuracy, and say it is going to be like this or that, but in a few short hours of time it is just the opposite. I have to believe that Russia, being the leader of all of this, has determined through their technology and super intelligence, that the time is right for them to make their move, because this is Godâ€™s way of putting hooks in their jaws to bring them down here and make them fulfill this prophecy, only to destroy them and leave only one sixth of them alive to go home and tell the story. Ezekiel 38, is when the Jews are dwelling safely because the Arabs are not after them any more: They are not having to worry at night about bombs, land mines, and such things, because the Arabs are now helping them, since this great thing has taken place, restoring their land to them, so they are rebuilding the city and building the temple, getting ready to receive their Messiah. With that in mind, we know this other attack is when Russia comes into the picture, with all the rest of this Islamic band of people, to fulfill all of what is written in Godâ€™s word about it. That is why I say, Get ready saints; for I believe with all my heart that the time is close at hand, when the world is about to see the hand of God do something they do not think is possible. I see the God of heaven, the God that was with Moses in the wilderness, absolutely bringing these various people into this land in a sneak attack, and Israel not even aware of it, that His name may be glorified in the outcome. That makes it that much more important. God is going to show to the world in that day, how He is magnified before the eyes of the unbelieving world. The Gentile world needs to be shaken. They have taken for granted, that this God of the Jews is a big myth. I have to say, He is a God that is going to show Himself to be so very real when the time is right. He is just allowing a certain element of know-it-all minds of the world enough time for their cup of abominations to fill up. When that miraculous victory that God Himself accomplishes on Russia and all her company takes place, I know it sounds fantastic, it sounds ridiculous, it sounds impossible, but I assure you from the word of God, that from the time this whole thing starts until Ezekiel 38 and 39 are fulfilled, God has done all of it to show Israel, I AM WITH YOU. By that time the western world will have formulated what is known in the scripture as the beast system. That necessitates the western antichrist system to make a covenant with Israel. When that happens the seventieth week of Danielâ€™s seventy weeks is on. Gentile preachers have preached about it, but how many of them ever presented a picture that they could back up by all the scriptures that point to it? How many of them ever showed how Israel came to be dwelling safely, in a time before Russia and her allies came upon them like a cloud? (Ezek 38:9) â€œThou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.â€ Does that not describe an air drop? As it starts, I have to say, Israel is dwelling safely, but for how long? I do not need to say how long. The point is, First off, she is dwelling safely, so that is what brings Russia and these others against them with such confidence.
SPIRIT OF GRACE
When the week of Daniel goes into effect, then and there, is where the Spirit of grace is poured out upon the Jews, right there (pointing to chart). That is after Ezekiel 38 and 39 are fulfilled and the peace covenant has been drafted and signed. That is what starts the week and brings the two prophets upon the scene in Israel. (Zechariah 12:10) â€œAnd I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.â€At that time, all the Jews that are to be recipients of this grace are going to be in the land: They will no longer be scattered somewhere among the nations like they have been for centuries. That will fulfill the whole picture. That is why for three and one half years those two prophets will walk through the streets of Jerusalem prophesying, and God will pour out His Spirit upon the house of Israel, fulfilling the scripture we have just read, as well as Ezekiel 39:29, which says, â€œNeither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.â€ In the middle of that week, when the two prophets have ministered their allotted time, the antichrist comes upon the scene with his forces and kills them: That is when the 144,000 servants of God that have been sealed by the Spirit of God under their ministry, will break out of there and head for the nations they are to preach to, because the prophets have told them what to do and when to do it. They begin to break to the nations of the world, preaching the everlasting gospel. Then the woman of Revelation 12, will leave there, according to the instruction they have received from the two prophets. When she leaves, where will she go? She will go to that place that has already been chosen in the mind of God and prepared to receive her. The two prophets will tell them where to go, and when to go. That will take out of the land of Israel, in this period of time, all the spiritual Jews. That means, all who have believed and received what the two prophets of Revelation 11:1-11, had been presenting to them. How many of you see that? When that time comes, that is why it says in the 29th verse of the 39th chapter, For I have, past tense, poured out my Spirit, where? Here, (pointing to chart in the first half of the week of Daniel) not there(not in the Millennium). There is no way those two chapters could be Armageddon, as so many have taught in the past. How many of you really understand the point? It is the only way it lines up with the scriptures. Then you can see the end of Russia. God has a catastrophic stroke He judges Russia with. When Armageddon is fought, it is going to be a war pitting the Orients against the Western forces. The Oriental world is in a race with the western world in technology. That is why China, North Korea, and all of them are trying to catch up and build some kind of rocketry for warfare and such like. When Armageddon is fought, keep in mind, the spiritual Jew will be out of the land. The only ones left there then, will be the unbelieving politicians and such like. When Europe, at that hour, the ten horns which will be the beast that fulfills the picture of Revelation 13, is left standing, keep in mind, Europe today, is climbing to the number one point of industrialized technology. We in America, are losing ground, I have to say. For the past number of years, our politicians who have worked so hard to try to build the United Nations, have sold our nation down the drain; and she is slowly dying year by year. She shipped our wealth to other nations to help them. Therefore from now on until the week of Daniel takes place, we could have at the least, five to seven years of time, and none of that should we just play around in. We should use it wisely, being grateful to God for what He has done for us. I sincerely hope I have not been boring, giving you all these details, but please, Let us thank God for what He has done for us, rather than complain. I thank God for the America I was privileged to be born in, but I do know we are moving fast toward a drastic change of some kind; and it will never again be like it has been in the past. I am not finished with this message yet, but maybe we can finish it next time. Amen.
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON
I started this message two Sundays ago, stating that it had been on my mind a long time after seeing this scripture in Hosea 6:1-3. We had spent quite a bit of time preaching the original seventy weeks of Daniel, knowing that when Christ was crucified, this terminated sixty nine weeks to the very day, leaving one full week of Danielâ€™s Seventy Weeks, yet to be fulfilled over here at the end of what we call the Grace Age. When my attention was drawn to Hosea 6:1-3, which was written many years before this, I thought, No one can say, Well God just put that in there to take up space. God does not do anything such as that. God knows, that there is going to be a people somewhere, whether it is just a few or many, that He can deal with. When the time comes, He is going to cause them to begin to see some things in a different way than what tradition declares. To me, when we look at it from here to the end, that is an entire yardstick with no broken intervals. We know this, The prophecy here in Hosea 6:1-3, says this, After two days. Does that mean two days of twenty four hours each? No. It pertains to two days of prophetic time, which scripturally is one thousand years each. Each day is a dispensational day. It says here in the second verse, â€œAfter two days will He, (Who is this He? It is God Himself, the God of the Jewish people.) revive us.â€ The first verse speaks as the Holy Spirit inspires the prophet to write it, that in the period of time approaching this, running the duration of this, (chart showing Grace Age) the Jewish people will begin to say all over the world, â€œCome, let us return to the Lord.â€ That is what the attitude of the Jewish people will be, not all, but some, when that time comes. We do have to realize though, that there has been an element of Jewish people for the last hundred years, that were beginning to look at this scripture that way. Of course there is only one place in the entire Bible that speaks of that type of revival, and that is why I said this morning, that we need to look at Ezekiel 39:29, which says, â€œNeither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.â€ He has poured out upon them His Spirit. In Zechariah 12:10, He says He will pour out His Spirit of grace. â€œAnd I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon ME whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for HIM, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for HIM, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.â€ With that in mind, we go to Revelation 11, where we can see the time and place where He will do that, pour out that Spirit of Grace. He does it under the ministry of the two prophets. That can only occur right there. That lets us know it is utterly impossible for Ezekiel 38, to have any duration over here after that, or even any affect. It is concluded before then. The two prophets do not come into focus until after Ezekiel 38, has had its effect upon the thinking of the world powers. That short, miraculous event, is what causes the peace covenant to be drawn up, and that opens up the last week of Danielâ€™s seventy weeks, in which the two prophets will minister for the first 3 Â½ years to fulfill these scriptures we have been looking at. Let us read a few verses of it. Rev 11:3 â€œAnd I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (Rev 11:4) These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (Rev 11:5) And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. (Rev 11:6) These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. (Rev 11:7) And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. Of course we all realize that this is exactly the middle of that week, when the two prophets are killed. That brings time to the GREAT TRIBULATION, that we have heard spoken of for so long. When the pope of Rome brings his troops into Jerusalem and has the prophets killed, they will have finished their ministry to fulfill these verses in Hosea 6. We will read all three verses together, so you can get the entire thought projected here. (Hosea 6:1) â€œCome, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. (Hosea 6:2) After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. (Hosea 6:3) Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.â€ As we approach this week of time, we know it has got to apply in here. When you have three scriptures there that back up the fact that there is going to be a revival of the Jewish people, this lets us know, if that is the fixed time when it will be, we know that is the seventieth week, and even though the Bible does not say where the two days begin, we have something to figure from. That is the point: If right here (in that week) is the terminating point, then you would have to measure two thousand years of prophetic time back to somewhere, but to where and what? It has to have a beginning. That can only be when the Jewish nation said, Crucify Him! Condemn Him! I am not saying that to belittle a Jewish person, but that is exactly what they cried and screamed out in the streets of Jerusalem when Pilot stood before them. This lets us know it was because of that Jewish, unbelieving attitude, that Jesus their Messiah was condemned and turned over to the Romans. Jesus was executed by the Romans: not by the Jews, but He was executed because the Jews demanded it. There was no Jew that actually pierced Him with a sword, but those hardened hearts in them demanded it. I hope all of you understand that. It was the Romans who did the execution, but it was the Jews that said, Crucify Him! away with Him! Well if Jesus was crucified, executed at the very ending of these days right here (chart), because of the unbelieving attitude of the Jews, this is what caused God to condemn the nation, eventually to be led off into captivity this number of years. Here is where that terminates. That is why the two days of Hoseaâ€™s prophecy finishes out at 2004 Â½ AD, when you convert the time to prophetic time, beginning at the crucifixion of Jesus. With these things on my mind, in 1993 when I had this dream, I began to look in the scriptures for vindication. When I say this, I realize any Jew can say, Oh, I donâ€™t know about a Gentile having a dream like this? Well you have every right to question it, but I would like to say in a very kind way to the Jewish listener, We Gentiles are grateful to God that He allowed the Jewish apostles of old to bring us the gospel of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. I am thankful for the anointing of the Holy Spirit that was upon them, and thankful that the book of Acts declares how God led those Jewish apostles to come among us Gentiles. We had polluted our existence, our cities and our our shrines. If it had not been for that gospel of Jesus Christ that the Jews brought to us, we might still be living in a modern age of technology, but spiritually ignorant of the God of the Jewish people. I am grateful to God for the revelation of Jesus Christ. This lets me know we are not just nominal Christian Gentiles. We are an element of Gentile people, scattered all over the world, but we have a revelation given by the Spirit of God, that most church-going Gentiles reject. We are a people God has dealt with in many ways to separate us out of the division of Gentile denominationalism, which is nothing but confusion. It almost runs parallel to the scene that was in the midst of the Jewish people two thousand years ago when the Messiah came in His first advent. What was the state of religious things back then in Jerusalem? Though they were all Jews, yet the Jewish people had taken the Law and their prophets and had traditionalized so many things, that you had several different elements of Jewish people. One element of Jews were known as Sadducees. The Sadducees did not believe in the supernatural, nor a life hereafter, nor the resurrection. Why believe anything at all, if you are not going to believe it all? If there is no benefit we are to receive from it, why believe it? It will do you no good to believe only part of what is written in the scriptures. We have Gentile church people that are just like that today: They believe only what fits into their little church programs. Then there were the Pharisees among the Jewish society of two thousand years ago. They were the most strict of all, but they still rejected their Messiah. Down near the Dead Sea, was another element of Jewish people. They had separated themselves many decades prior to the hour of Christ. They had built their city, then isolated themselves from the overall role of society. There they spent their time fasting and praying, fixing their gardens to survive, rewriting the scrolls and so forth. That is why there are found today, in some of those caves, what they call the Dead Sea scrolls. Those people pursued an attitude and way of life that they were far better off than the Pharisees at Jerusalem. In that hour also, there were those of the political element, the Herodians and all those. This made the religious scene in Israel very confusing, much like the Gentile so called Christian world today. This is why I have to say, we are thankful to God that He has sent us a Gentile prophet in our hour of time. His message awakened us to the reality of the time we are living in. It made us begin to realize we need to get out of our systems of division, stop our arguments and begin to let the Spirit of God take us and bring us back to a revelation of truth. To any Jew that might be listening, we do not feel that we are better than you: We are very grateful to God for the fact that we have seen how He has brought you back to the land in the last fifty some years, since WW2. This is what makes us, as Gentile Christian people, know beyond the shadow of a doubt, that we as a whole element of people, both Jew and Gentile, are standing at the threshold of God doing something outstanding in the Middle East. Something to shake the world, something to tear down all this silly mess world leaders today are building and putting together for the twenty first century. With that, I want to say to the Jewish people, We have a president now, that some of the political Jews might think is a pretty good man. He appears to be in favor of the Jewish cause, but in reality he is not in favor of the Jewish cause at all, because first of all, this man has no prophetic insight whatsoever. He is absolutely against Israel ever being any bigger than what she is right now. That is why he has advocated to the Jewish community, Be willing to give up thirteen percent in the Gaza Strait. During the Six Day War, in 1967, we were building our church building, actually when that war started, and no Gentile at that time knew how long this war would last, but in six days it was over. Israel, being out numbered in everything, still devastated the Egyptian air force, her army and all her military. She did likewise to the Jordanians and the Syrians. How could a small handful of Jews like Israel had at that time, with what she had in the way of weaponry, accomplish such a great and miraculous feat? I will never forget 1968, when we were on the El Al Airline going to Israel, and met this Israeli soldier. He was a commander of one of the Israeli armored divisions that went through the Sinai, all the way to the Red Sea. He told us how, just before the Six Day War started, Egypt had planned to drive Israel into the sea at Tel Aviv. The Israeli leadership had planned the strategy that she would build coffins for ten thousand casualties. That is the way Israel looked at the dilemma they were facing. Who knew it would only last six days, and that Israel would come out the victor? That day when the Israeli army stood at the western wall, with tears streaming from the eyes of those soldiers, they were holding their weapons in the air and crying out, Never again, will we give it up. Keep in mind, that was thirty years ago when they said, Never again will we give it up. Now Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians, along with the world political leadership, seem to think the Palestinians actually should be allowed to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem being its Capital. That would tell you that the Jewish people would actually have to give up the hope that those soldiers risked their lives and fought for. I would have to say, The world is in for one of the biggest surprises it could ever experience, and so is the political element of compromising Jews. When we look at all these scriptures put together, why does it portray an era of the miraculous hand of God at work? Because it is going to take the miraculous workings of the Spirit of God to open the eyes of a lot of Jews to the reality that their God is the same today, in this era of time, as He was three thousand years ago. He is the God that led Moses and the children of Israel across the Red Sea with a mighty hand, and then closed up the parted waters to drown the pursuing army of Egyptians. Those seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob survived for forty years out there in a desert. They never put out a garden and there were no hamburger shops along the way. Neither did they have to stop at a shoe store, because the shoes they wore did not wear out. Why? Because of the miraculous workings of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There were no department stores in the desert, so the clothes they left Egypt with were the same clothes they wore crossing over years later and entering the promised land. These things sound fantastic today, but that is why I use that first prophecy found in the book of Micah, the 7th chapter. It plainly tells us there, that in the day when thy walls are to be built certain things will take place. What kind of walls is that prophecy talking about? Is this the walls of Tiberias? Is this the walls of Canaan? No, it is the walls of Jerusalem, including the rebuilding of their temple. With that in mind, we can see that all these scriptures begin to paint a beautiful picture. It is all built around the miraculous, so I am going to read part of this dream.
â€œIn my dream I saw myself come into the possession of certain words. I immediately said to my wife, This is going to lead to something. Suddenly I was in possession of certain numbers. I did not know whether these were dates or numbers referring to some other subject. I immediately wrote this all down and began to say to my wife, Honey, this is all going to lead to something. The scene changed and I saw myself speaking to my congregation in Faith Assembly, saying, Set these words down and donâ€™t forget them. This is all going to come together and form a great picture of understanding of something about the coming of our Lord.â€
END OF DREAM
I say to you, After this had come six years ago, I am more convinced now than I was then, because as I look at these prophetic scriptures and see them in this order, I see this picture so vivid and so real. In the mind of God, He does not tell us when it is going to start. We do know this, that the revival will be after 2004 Â½ has reached that point. After two days, that is when the two days terminate. That puts us in the proximity of the first part of the seventieth week of Danielâ€™s seventy weeks. I will now read this other dream, because they go together. When we look at this period of time, we know by the prophetic measurement, that this is the seventieth week of Daniel. The first part of it is not tribulation: It is a covenant period designed by the beast and the antichrist to restore peace, tranquility and prosperity to the world that exists at that time. There is no doubt the miraculous war that will set in with Israel there, reaching the peak of what she is supposed to do, is what is going to shock the world markets, and their monetary systems. When Russia does her part and fulfills Ezekiel 38, there is no doubt in my mind, that when it is all over, it will demand the western world to quickly come to the diplomatic table and design plans for the future, because it is going to bring the world to such a brink of utter chaos, there is no doubt the western world, from its political standpoint is going to be pushed to design the whole thing for that beastly hour. Yet on the other hand, it is the miraculous that develops from here to here (chart) that has an affect on other things in the world, and that is why within Jerusalem itself, as it says in Isaiah 60, Sons of strangers shall come and help build up thy walls. That is not only talking about temple walls, it is also talking about the rebuilding of the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. It is just as important to rebuild the city of Jerusalem as it is to build the temple. People have used this attitude, but the temple is for the Messiah. That is true. That means over here, when He has already come and the Millennium starts. But let us look at it this way, Are you expecting the Messiah to sit in a beautiful temple in a dilapidated, run down city that looks more like a slum? Keep in mind, Outside the old perimeter walls of Jerusalem is a new, modern city, but that is not the prophetic part of it. That has all been built since the coming back of the Jews at the beginning of the twentieth century. That is not the old city. The old city has been peopled by the Arabs for many, many years, and it is in a very dilapidated and run down condition, the buildings and such. This is why the city must take on a renovating process. It is the miraculous move of God that causes it to begin. That is exactly why Isaiah 60 says, And the nation, in that period of time when Israel is doing this, not only building their temple, but renovating and rebuilding the old city, getting it ready for their Messiah, though a lot of the political Jews will not realize it at that time. When you see it in this light, then you cannot help but realize it took this miraculous move of God right here, (chart) to disrupt and tear down all this silly mess the U.N. has been trying to advocate for the last fifty years. You do not realize it, but there is, in this U.N. agenda right now, a plan to tear up our whole judicial system of our courts and government, and make a universal court in Rome, which means, if you break a law, you would not be tried by an ordinary process of law and the judicial system of your state or your nation. You will be tried by the law of the United Nations and the high court would be in Rome. You have world leaders today, that are pushing hard for this. It sounds ridiculous, does it not? Well that is just how far our president has sold our nation down the drain while dealing behind closed doors. If I did not have these prophecies, and I could not see God in it at all, I would have to say, The future looks very bleak. However, because these prophecies in Zechariah say, not just once but twice, Though all the nations of the earth be gathered against Jerusalem, (diplomatically) God says, I will break them to pieces. Again He says, He will cut them to pieces. Who do you think He is talking about? He is not talking about Armageddon over here. He did not promise to break that all to pieces.
IS GOD’S DESIGN
The scriptures make it very clear that God is the designer of Armageddon. How do I know? Because He lets the Euphrates River dry up, so that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. He brings them together into a place called Armageddon. That is what Godâ€™s design is for, to prepare the way for that. You can easily see when it comes to this point, that God is interested in restoring Jerusalem to Jewish sovereignty, and He wants to do it so the whole world will know it is going to be His capital in the Millennium. What we see our political leaders doing, (selling us out) I have to say, They have but a little while longer to play with their toy, and then we will see what God does with all of their plans. Only at the coming of Jesus Christ will this planet earth be released from its bondage, from its corruption, and from the influence of those that have brought it into such shabby ways of life. Before I read this dream I will say, Yes, the miraculous is going to be a beautiful thing, but right now I am not going to say that the economy is always going to be what a lot of people would like it to be. However we can say this, When we see this era of the miraculous start, we can say God is on the move and so is the devil. You are not going to like it unless your heart is sold out to God. This is going to open up Daniel 12:1, that time of trouble we have read about. Daniel was shown when he was to write this, that at that time there shall be a time of trouble such as there never has been before and never shall be hereafter. All the world will be against Israel. The world leaders will make their demands, but God will say, I am now ready to show you who is the boss. When that miraculous starts, then we will surely pray, Lord, hurry up: Come Lord Jesus, and get this thing over with. Yes it all starts with the miraculous we have been speaking of: It sets the stage for what is ahead, because it is Godâ€™s way of opening the eyes of a lot of mortal people throughout the entire world. That is why, as they start the temple and the walls of old Jerusalem, to get them ready for their Messiah, you then see in Revelation 11, that John was given, a reed like unto a rod, a measuring stick. John was told to go measure the temple, so this lets us know that time has progressed to the point that the temple is already built, as well as the altar. Now notice, (Rev 11:2 ) â€œBut the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot (How Long?) forty and two months.â€ Forty two months. That is where this awful time of trouble such as they have never seen before begins, right here (chart, in the middle of the week). In the first part of that week, there will be a building program going on in Israel, and nations of the world will be contributing, because Isaiah 60:1, says, â€œArise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isa 60:2, For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. Isa. 60:3, And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.â€ Godâ€™s glory is rising on the nation of Israel. It tells how the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto them. That literally tells us, that from one end of this earth to the other, material substance of various descriptions is suddenly going to be completely diverted to support the Jewish cause. The Jewish people will not have to be begging anybody for foreign aid. How wonderful! After all, did He not say in Haggai 2:8, â€œThe silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. Hag 2:9, The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.â€ God never needs to have a rummage sale in order to build a new temple, like so many Gentile churches do today. He owns the cattle of a thousand hills. All He has to do is show Himself with Israel, on their behalf, and Israel will get whatever they need, because nations, people within the nations will want to contribute to this project. That is why it says in Isaiah 60:11-12, â€œTherefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. Isa 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.â€ God said He will waste those that will not serve in all of this. What does that mean? Waste in this sense, means bankrupt. There is a lot going on today in the Asiatic markets, South American markets, the European markets and the Russian markets. All these things are items that are shaking. I say, We probably have not even seen anything near the great shaking that is going to make the rich howl. That is why in another place it says, There will be no peace for the wicked. The greed of modern world leaders has become so demonic, so satanic, that they are the type of leaders that will butcher thousands of their constituents just to perpetuate their own selfish, carnal ideas. They feel justified in doing it. We are living in an era when politicians are demonic and power crazed, but God knows how to deal with all of that.
A VERY IMPORTANT
This dream I mentioned earlier in the message, came to me in the month of December of this past year. I believe there was a reason why the Lord used this particular setting for me to have this dream. We had been out west with Bro. & Sis. Yahraus. Coming back past the Grand Canyon we picked up a video of the area out there and brought it home. We made plans to meet at Jackie & Arleneâ€™s because they have a large enough area for all of our family to gather into. It was on the morning of December 16. I woke up out of this dream crying, so here is how it came to me.
At approximately 6:00 A.M. I had a dream I will never forget. My wife and I had planned on meeting with the entire family Tuesday night December 16, in our daughter Arlene Marshallâ€™s home because her living room was large enough to accommodate the twenty three of us. We were going to watch a video Bro. Yahraus had purchased for us about the Grand Canyon. The dream started and I saw myself, my wife and my family coming through the front door of Arleneâ€™s living room. As I entered the room my attention was drawn to one of the windows facing west. I suddenly saw something taking place on the outside. I spoke out to everyone to get away from the window because something was about to happen. I made my way to the window to watch this unusual sight. At that very moment the whole outside was in the process of changing. (I have never had a dream wherein I saw the spirit world, the part that normal man cannot see. We can look out and see trees, we can see animals, we can see all this. That is the natural world we live in. Modern man today does not realize there is a spirit world out there that is just as real as this one we live in. That is the part they cannot see.) Everywhere I looked, it was the spirit world and not the natural world. High up I could see two men dressed like prophets of old. (I want to say this for the sake of the Jewish people that might listen to this. They might say, You are a Gentile, why do you think God would give you something like this? I will answer that question in this way, There is a Gentile Church that God has been dealing with. That Church is going to be dealt with by God, in such a way she is going to be a spiritual people, not like a carnal denominational, traditional minded people. Christianity is not to be some kind of dead ideology. True Christianity does not change the color of your skin. It does not change straight hair to curly hair, nor does it change the color of your eyes. It does not change you from a Jew, to be like a Gentile. Neither does it change a Gentile believer so he or she will look Jewish. What it does do, is change our entire philosophical makeup, so we can begin to relate ourselves to personal contact and fellowship with the Creator who put us here on this earth. When we cannot communicate with Him, because we are no longer on talking terms, then God becomes a myth in our mind. He becomes a historical object. We can drag what we believe around through all kinds of traditional ideas, but until we approach Him with a humble heart, ready to accept a revelation of truth, we are just uttering words. We do not know whether He is real or not. When He truly becomes alive in us, not only can we talk to Him, He can talk to us also. God is looking for that kind of people today, people that He can speak to, and people who can communicate back to Him. He will hear our prayers. He is very interested in our desires and ambitions. We find as Gentiles, that we can say, God is still very much alive: He never was dead, and never will die: He is a sovereign, eternal, omniscient Spirit, and He has never gone to sleep. He has just taken His hands off of a lot of human endeavors that man has allowed to become too important. However He does have a plan whereby He will show Himself to all mankind. Well as for the two men I saw in the dream, I could see them on my left, walking from left to right. My attention was fixed on them.) I could see them clearly as though they were walking out of a cloud. I said in my heart, This is Moses and Elijah. (There was something special about those two men. There were no words written on their apparel, it was the characteristics I paid attention to, how they were presenting themselves. Let me say this, I do not know what Moses looked like as the natural man he was when walking here on earth. I want to say this for the sake of the Jewish people, When the Bible says, (And He will send those two prophets, it will be those seen in Revelation 11, which are Moses and Elijah, but it will not be the literal Moses and Elijah of old: It will be two Jewish men of our own present generation of time, which will have the anointing of Moses and Elijah upon them. With that in mind, let us look at it in that light. A lot of people say, because they are speaking from a traditional interpretation of their Bible, Well I believe God is going to send Moses and Elijah, the literal ones. I just have to ask you then, How do you suppose the Moses of old is going to relate to a generation of people that no longer ride camels and horseback, but ride in V8 motor cars, limousines, jet airplanes and communicate by telephone, all of which they did not have during his time? How can one from such an age, communicate with a generation in modern times? I do not believe that is what we want to look for in Revelation 11:1-12. Keep this in mind, If it had not been for the anointing of God that was on Moses, the children of Israel would still be in Egypt. It was by the high hand of his God, that he brought Israel out of Egyptian bondage. It was not by the physical hand of Moses: It was by the anointing of God that was on him, that made Moses hold up that stick in his hand and smite that rock, out of which came water for the entire multitude to drink. We have to see the anointing that was upon the man, that inspired him to know how to speak and what to say and do. That is why we must realize, that the two prophets of Revelation 11, do not have to be the two literal prophets of old, that led the children of Israel out of Egypt. It is always the anointing of God on a man He is using, that actually performs miracles. When we look at the anointing that was on those two prophets of old, Elijah of old, prophesied at a time when Israel was stooped in apostasy. Baal had become the god that influenced the people, drawing them away from Jehovah. We can say this, without going into a lot of details, The anointing on Elijah, was what caused him to stand out there that day and challenge the Israelite people and those false prophets, that eventually drew attention back to the true God, the God they were to serve. As for Moses, what kind of anointing was upon him? The children of Israel had been in bondage and needed to be delivered. Israel needed somebody to lead them out of chaos and slavery and take them to their promised land, so we can say the anointing on Moses was for a deliverance ministry. The anointing on Elijah was a ministry that exposed traditionalism and identified the true God. When you put the two together, the work of God gets done. Think of the Jewish people: I have been in Israel and had opportunity to speak to the tour guides. I know, if the Jews that will hear this, will just give themselves the opportunity to listen to what I am saying, they will know themselves, that a lot of the Jewish political leadership today, has no more belief in the supernatural God of Abraham than my little dog does. That is a shame. The first time we went over there, we had the privilege of speaking with two young Jewish men who were our guides, and had been in the Six Day War of 1967. When we brought up the subject of a God of the supernatural, their remark was, Well, we donâ€™t know whether there is such a God or not. I thought to myself, Here I am, sitting in a car with two Jewish men, and I want to show respect and honor to this race of people, because this is the people that God chose to give His word to, and the revelation of Himself. Now two of them are saying, after many hundreds of years, We donâ€™t even know whether there is such a thing as God or not. To me, that is a sad picture. That is also a picture of modern Christianity here in the United States of America. It is so traditionalized, it has lost all reality. In a lot of the churches today, the congregations are just simply dying, because there is no fresh revelation, no fresh food for them to feed on. Let me try to get back and finish telling the dream.) I could even see the features of their faces. Their faces showed them to be about forty years of age. (Now please do not go out somewhere and say, Bro. Jackson said the two prophets are going to be forty years old. You know good and well, that is not the way I said it. I had no intention of even suggesting such a thing. There was nothing about them that showed they were of such an age, except that I have seen enough people throughout my lifetime, that I know there are certain features on a personâ€™s face, as well as the way of their facial expressions, that many times you know they are somewhere between forty and fifty years of age. You have a human right to analyze a person in like manner. Moses was a hundred and something when he was taken off the scene. Elijah was a younger man than that when he was translated, but as I looked at these men, they were about the same age. That lets me know that the same anointing that was on Moses and Elijah of old can rest on two Jews of our modern day, but the way that anointing will inspire those men, their ministry will do exactly what it says in Revelation 11, they will have power to shut the heavens, that it rain not. Elijah had that anointing. They will have power to turn water to blood. Moses had that anointing. And to smite the earth with all manner of plagues, as often as they would. Those two men just kept walking across the scene in my dream.) Immediately the scene changed; and standing in front of me was a large angelic being, dressed in armor. (When I say that, people may say, Oh Bro. Jackson, angels donâ€™t dress in armor. Listen to me, There was nothing about this angel that you needed to be scared of. However there was a look on his face which I knew was a look of authority. You had to look at that and respect him because you knew he was a great leader of some nature.) I watched, everything was moving fast as though there was a great necessity to have everything in place at the proper time for whatever was about to happen. I literally saw angels. (not by the dozens, but by the hundreds, all dressed in armor, coming from different directions in the spirit world. It seemed like they were taking their position in ranks, like companies, battalions, and every one of them knew exactly where he was supposed to be. This one in the forefront had his head turned, and was watching this process.) I was so startled at what I was seeing that all I could say was, Something is going to happen, something is going to happen. At that moment I could see how big the spirit world really is. It made me feel like we earthly creatures live in a very small world. I felt myself starting to cry, and saying, Something is going to happen. I woke up at approximately 6:00 A.M.
END OF DREAM
Let us now look at these angels dressed in armor. Open your Bible to Joshua 5:13-15. This is an angel dressed as the captain of the host of the Lord. This is the angel that stood in front of Joshua. When Joshua saw him, read what it says: Joshua asked him, Are you for us or against us? The angel cried out to him, I am the captain of the Lordâ€™s host. Joshua realized he was being talked to by a commander of the angelic world. Let us now turn to 2nd Kings 6:15-17. Here, we have Elisha with his servant. They are in a house. The Syrians are looking for them. They are surrounded. The prophetâ€™s servant is scared. He looks out and sees Syrian soldiers everywhere. He thought, Elisha, wake up, do something! Elisha already knew there were more for them than what the enemy had to come against them with. When he said to God, Open the young manâ€™s eyes, Read it and see what happened. When God opened his eyes to what was really out there, all the young fellow could see was angelic soldiers, and fiery chariots. He knew then that there was an army of angelic beings out there that was more for them than all that bunch of Syrians. Having said that, let us go to Daniel 12.
We are definitely approaching the era of time all of this scripture speaks of. â€œAnd at that time shall Michael stand up, (I have to say, not because I saw the word, but I have to believe that angelic being I saw standing right in front of me, looking right at me before he turned his head to watch all these other angelic beings, was Michael taking his position in the spirit world, because somewhere in the province of God, we are approaching that period of time. I say this with respect to Jewish people, The world has tolerated political nonsense for fifty years, and the Jewish people have suffered untold tragedies, killings, terrorist attacks of every sort. If time lasts much longer, they will have to put up with a lot more of it, because the world does not want Israel to get back the land she is supposed to have. That is why Godâ€™s prophet Daniel wrote, And at that time shall Michael stand up. Michael was the angel that stood before Joshua, because he is the angel of the Lord God of hosts that has protected and walked with Israel throughout her earthly journey.) the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: (meaning the Israelites) 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 (listen) thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.â€ What does it mean here, delivered ? That is when they are revived. That lets us know the revival that is spoken of here, is how they will be delivered from the bondage of unbelief, doubt and fear that they have lived with for hundreds of years, going from nation to nation, robbed, beaten, imprisoned, shamed and spoken evil of. God is going to deliver them. That is why it says in one place, Rise, for thy light has come. God has caused the light to shine on the Jewish people. Every one found written in the book shall be delivered. Where will it happen? Right here, (chart, in the 70th week of Daniel) in that period of time. Keep in mind, when the last miracle has taken place, it will be how God deals with Russia and that gang with them, and from there on there will be no more miraculous wars on Israelâ€™s behalf. He gave her this era of the miraculous to open the eyes of those that would believe, and allow them to recognize the fact that their God is with them. How many realize that is why God will work like that? From then on the scene will be altogether different. (Daniel 12)â€œAnd many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.â€ That seventieth week of Daniel is followed by a resurrection, right over here, (chart) and that is where all those who were beheaded in this period of time, both Gentile as well as Jews, will be brought up. That concludes the third phase of the first resurrection, so the resurrection of believers is complete. Keep in mind, the Bride is resurrected back here in the beginning of the week. I do not read that in here. Why? Because this is the mystery, a mystery resurrection. That is why Jesus spoke of it in Matthew 24, concerning being ready. (Mat 24:40) â€œThen shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Mat 24:41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Mat 24:42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.â€ Two can be sleeping in a bed, one is taken and the other left. It is not going to be that way over here. (At end of week) Over here, it is going to be a resurrection of spiritual minded people that went through that dark tribulation hour. This is when the time of trouble, as it starts, yes, it is miraculous, but keep in mind, it is because the whole world is down on Israel. By the time the week concludes, here in the last half is the darkest hour of that whole thing, God delivers His chosen people Israel. That is why it is necessary for the two prophets, here in the first half of the week, to tell the woman element of Jews where to flee to when that time comes. What a dark hour that is going to be, the last half of that week. Yes, many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake. Because of how the rest of verse 2 sounds, there is something I must show you. Keep in mind, when you read this in its entirety, that it is not exactly like it sounds, because it sounds like there is going to be a general resurrection for both righteous and wicked. Because of how it sounds, many have become very confused: They that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, â€œsome to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.â€ That sounds like there will be righteous ones come up, and there will be wicked ones come up, all in the same resurrection. That is why we must take Paulâ€™s revelation that we find in 1st Corinthians 15, so we can see that only in the first resurrection is righteous people brought up. You need to understand that. There is no such thing as righteous and wicked coming up right there at the same time. When we go to the New Testament, and see how Paul laid it out, he brings it out that the righteous will come forth first. He also said, But every man in his own order, Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christâ€™s at His coming, but then you have to go to Revelation 20, and see the great white throne judgment, to see the wicked and unbelieving come up. This takes place at the end of the Millennial reign of Christ Jesus the KING and His Bride Saints. This is why we have to go to the New Testament to get the final picture. Some are raised up to shame and everlasting contempt. Imagine God resurrecting wicked ones here, (at the end of the week) when He is getting ready to set up a kingdom and rule the nations for a thousand years. Nothing but righteous will rule with the KING. That goes to show, only unbelieving people will be kept in the ground until the great white throne judgment is set up. â€œAnd 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.â€ To me, this points back to the Bride, just before the events of the week of Daniel get started. I think it is about time we stop being traditional minded church goers, and begin to realize we are a people that has been given an insight on how to look to the future, and how to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord. It is not a situation where you go down town and speak judgment upon something, like so many have thought. I heard a person say years ago, I will be glad when the manifestation of the sons of God comes. Why? What is supposed to happen? Well we could walk into town and just say, We curse this town, may God pour out His judgment upon you, and then the whole town repents, all because one of the manifested sons saying things like that. Saints, Hear me! That is not the picture at all. That manifestation is not coming that way. It might look traditionally, like it could be that way, but I will have to say, Somewhere in front of us, there is going to be a little nucleus of people that will be walking so close to God, all because they have a desire to communicate with Him in that light, that they will partake of things out of the ordinary. The world has not yet seen the real Church in action. They do not even know that you and I exist. I was watching Benny Hinn the other night, going through some of his maneuvers, and I will not belittle the power of God, but I have to belittle the commercialization of the power of God that I see, and the way some are using it for a gimmick to draw a crowd. We have multiple thousands of Americans today, that all they go to church for is to be entertained. May God be merciful to those who are caught up in a spirit like that. I have said enough for now. I just have to give praise and honor to the true and living God that has allowed us to be enlightened, concerning all of this. Amen.