WE WANT TO CONTINUE ON WITH THIS MESSAGE AND SPEAK OF SOME MORE OF WHAT THIS WORLD CAN EXPECT TO WITNESS AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO THE TIME FOR THE LORD’S RETURN FOR THE BRIDE CHURCH, AND TO THE TIME FOR THE FULFILLING OF THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL.
We have already spoken of how God was to deal with Israel to get her to start coming back into the land. We used the 10th chapter of Zechariah, how Judah would be the believing tribe that would carry on, and would actually be a warrior to fight the early battles. That is what Judah really did. That is what happened in the Six Day War in 1967. She had gained enough material assets and equipment, that God really anointed and used her. That war itself shook a lot of the known world then, because statesmen from different realms of society, military men as well as politicians said, It had to be the hand of God. You know, within less than a year, as time passed, the same individuals were no longer saying anything about it having to have been God that gave them that quick victory. As we go further into this message, my purpose is certainly not to try to make myself look like I am some smart character. However it is a fact that this world of religion, especially in America, is so full of preachers using certain scriptures to justify it, are saying Jesus can come just any time now. Just last week, someone told me of a certain oneness preacher in their part of the country, that was saying, By the year 2000 the mark of the beast could be in operation. Now brothers and sisters let me ask you, If we have any confidence in the Bible, where do we find any such as that? That would be a scriptural impossibility. I want to point you to the week of Daniel that must be fulfilled. When you look at this chart, you immediately realize that this part represents the 70th week of Daniel. We have not come to that spot yet, but nevertheless, I heard someone say they had been asked, Could we be living in the middle of the week of Daniel? I just have to say, There are a lot of people going to some church organization in this day and hour, but they know very little about what a particular passage of scripture is pointing to. They just know of it, but they do not know where to relate it in a time factor. That is exactly why this line right here represents time, which is running parallel to this, and this represents calendar time of 365 1/4 days to the year. This part right here represents the week of Daniel, but we know also that we have got to see certain things coming about in the world, and especially in Israel, that will let us know how that week of Daniel is going to come into fulfillment. Hosea 6:2, gives us something to figure from, and as we use the calendar we have and compare it to the way God keeps time, that two thousand years of prophetic time will climax somewhere in the year 2004 ½ and only then can the last week of Daniel come into the picture. I realize that none of this means anything at all to a lot of people that go to church every week and claim to be Christians. I have people saying to me, concerning remarks that some preacher has made, Bro. Jackson, would you like me to send you his messages? In almost every case the answer is, No! I do not have time to listen to every idea some preacher has carelessly cast out before his congregation. If I opened my ears to every preacher that is on the radio, or on television, I could stand here and present a picture so confusing you would not know whether to believe anything I say or not. I realize the way I am talking people might think, Well who do you think you are, to say things like that? I will give you more scriptures to back up what I preach than all the rest of those fellows put together. It is not a matter of whether I think I am anything or not: It is simply a matter where every scripture in the Bible has to be fulfilled in their proper order. If you jump over this one to go use that one, and then you try to bring another one and fit it back here somewhere you are not going anyone a favor: You are just causing a lot of confusion. This pick and peck method will not work with prophecy of the scriptures. That is the main reason there is so much confusion among church-going people now: too many so-called preachers have made a practice of this kind of thing, not having any true revelation to guide them. We are absolutely approaching the year 2000 according to the calendar we go by, but that in itself does not put us into the next Millennium. You do not enter into the next millennium until you start into the year 2001. This is 1999 and we are not through it yet. The next year is the year 2000 and it takes all of it to finish this present Millennium. Only when we end the month of December of the year 2000, will we come into the beginning of another Millennium time factor. I can understand why one preacher is saying that the mark of the beast could go into effect two years from now. It is because he is looking at the fact that in the Newspaper, he saw that the Euro currency was set in motion the first of the year, but it will not be completely used as the final thing until the year 2000. They are giving two years for the Euro currency to level off and find its place within the exchange society of Europe. That could be true, but that does not mean the mark of the beast has started. The mark of the beast does not start until time reaches the middle of the 70th week of Daniel. The fact that there is a Euro currency now on the market in Europe, whereby the old currency is to eventually fade out as the new becomes the one in use, as far as we are concerned, is only to let you and I know we are getting close to that time when the mark of the beast will become a reality. It is true, when the world goes into this era of time, Europe itself will be functioning, transacting trade on that Euro currency. That does not mean it is going to be a universal currency over the entire globe. It is a currency based in the old ten horn systems of Europe, which started out 2000 years ago or better, with Rome being the beast system. With this in mind, of all these other scriptures you see in the chart, many of them will never even be used by these preachers who are already believing it is time for the mark of the beast. They either say they are irrelevant, or that they will be fulfilled in the Millennium. None of them, will you hear talk about any kind of major war Israel is to become involved in. They almost leave it like the New World Order is the thing that is going to be the beast and that Israel is now going to be shut down, shut out, therefore they have got to start blending in with the U.N. order. I have enough writings on the U.N. order stuff. If you think for one minute that God is going to allow it to be the thing that is going to rule the world in this period of time, you need to go back to school again. I mean Bible school. It is true that some believe that, but that does not make it so. I know what the leaders of the new U.N. are saying: They are secretly adapting to a new, enlightened era. You hear this man that calls himself a president, talking about building a bridge to the 21st century. If you only knew what he means by that statement, it would shock you. That man is as sly as a snake. When some people that go to church would say, You ought to pray for your leaders: Well when a national leader gets to the place they can do the kind of shenanigans he is doing, I cannot pray for him any different than I would a prostitute that walks the streets: You could only pray that God would somehow get hold of them and turn their lives around. You know what the apostle Paul said in Romans 1, about those who do the kind of things this man is guilty of: They that do such things are worthy of what? What did he say they are worthy of? Should we just throw snow balls at them? Is that what it says? No. You can read it yourself, in Romans, chapter 1. I grant you, some of the caesars of old were ornery, but some of those caesars had more respect for their society than this man who is our president. To think he came from Arkansas, came to the highest position in the nation, yet he is pushing an agenda, secretly, behind our backs, to lead this nation down the road to a living hell. You still have millions of American saying, Oh, but look at the great economy we are enjoying. One of these days this economy can be just like a balloon you just stuck a pin in.
THE JEWS’ REVIVAL
Open your Bible’s with me, to the prophecy of Daniel. We read from the 9th chapter of Daniel when we started this message, so let us now got the 12th chapter and look at something. “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: (meaning Israel) 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 shall be delivered, (Notice this, and get it straight) every one that shall be found written in the book.” What time factor is this prophecy talking about? It is talking about the great revival that we read about in Revelation 11. That is the only place that God has promised He will pour out His spirit upon the household of Israel. You can see that also in Ezekiel 39. Right in there, the first part of it, (pointing to the chart, in the first half of the week of Daniel) is where there is a revival to take place in Israel. That is when a certain amount of Jews are spiritually delivered from their unbelief, because their forefathers have been living for two thousand years in unbelief. That is why God scattered them to the ends of the earth. He is bringing them back into the land now; not only to reestablish them in their homeland, but the end results is, He will revive them, and restore to them all things pertaining to His plan of redemption. Restoration is basically to restore to them a spiritual insight as to where they are in time and how to see themselves in the overall plan of God. That is why Hosea 6: 1-2-3, plainly said, that after two days, (which is two thousand years of prophetic time that will have elapsed, dating from 33 A.D., the crucifixion of Christ, until we come to this point here, which figures out to be 2004 ½ A.D. After two days, He will revive us. That prophecy was written almost two hundred years before the seventy weeks of Daniel of time was given to Daniel, in 500 and something B.C.. I have never heard one of these TV preachers say anything about Hosea 6:2-3, nor anything relating to it. I sometimes wonder if it even appears in their Bible, since it seems that anyone would almost have to notice it. You would more than likely hear, Where did you get that scripture? It is just like a lot of the rest of them. You never hear them say anything about the sixty nine weeks of Daniel’s prophecy that have already been fulfilled either, simply because they just do not understand it. They just jump over it. Ignorance is something Christians are not going to be forgiven of, if they are truly of the Bride of Christ. Therefore let us get it straight: Right here, in the first half of that week, is where the revival for the children of Israel takes place. Not here, not here, nor over here, but right there. (Chart) Now let us look at this time of trouble. When does it actually start? Does it go on over here? Watch what you are looking at. There are three basic things in here. We know this, the awakening, the revival takes place over here. We also know this, that there is going to come a time (in the middle of that week) when the woman element of those Jews that are awakened over here, will also flee from the land of Israel, to a place God has already prepared for them, where they will be protected from the powers of the antichrist. It plainly tells you, in the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation, that the woman flees into the wilderness. Right there, is where it speaks again of Michael, how he will stand up for them. Michael and all the holy angels shall make war against the dragon and his angels. Michael will gain the supremacy. That particular war does not take place until time passes into this tribulation period. Well, where does this time of trouble start? Does it start right in at the beginning of the week? No. Let us try to look at it from the standpoint of what we know already. We know right now, with the U.N. agenda like it is, and looking at the world’s future the way it would be, God has to do something to rip that thing to pieces. He has His plan for this end time and the U.N. ruling the world is not part of His plan. It is not for you and I to try to understand how God will tear that thing to pieces, but rest assured that He will. The United Nations Organization is only fifty some years old, but remember this, The beast that is going to rule the world for a short period of time in that week, will be the beast that has already ruled the world in former times. There was a period of time when that beast was not on the scene, but it has been resurrected. I say to you, The Roman Empire is the only beast that fits the prophecies, and the territories that ancient Rome ruled is the very thing that will be restored to world supremacy, and we are talking about the prophetic world, not the global world. Now I want you to know that this time of trouble will no doubt start the very minute that the Palestinians begin to say, Jerusalem will be our capital and we will make known to the world that we declare this land to be a Palestinian state. When that comes about, and it was supposed to be done this year, in May 1999, but we will just have to watch this part. I have to say though, Based on Zechariah 12, which plainly tells us that when that time does come, that Jerusalem becomes the focal point both in the time factor and in the objective as to what will be the pendulum that draws all attention. I have to say, That is going to usher in a time of social and diplomatic trouble, as well as economics, military and everything else, like the world never thought it would see. They think they have it all fixed. I ask you, Take a good look at our nation today; What kind of shape are we in? We have the best part of our military forces in the Persian Gulf and the Adriatic Sea, and only God knows where else by that time. We have twenty thousand troops in Bosnia. Why are they there? We sent them there two years ago, or our president did. I did not send them. It was done in an attempt to put down the warfare going on between the Serbs and Bosnians, the Croatians, and all the rest of them around there. It is not a race war, but rather one that was religiously oriented. It goes back to the Middle Ages, back when Islam came out of Arabia. The first thing they did, was to take over the whole Middle East. Then as their armies moved into areas of the old church, or we will say, the grounds that Paul preached on, it was a much different sight. The Moslem armies marched into those old regions of Constantinople, slaughtered the Christians, even beheaded them. It is true that some Christians, because of prayer, God saw fit to cause the leaders of these Moslem armies to spare them. For many years now there has been that religious feud. The eastern Orthodox is much like Roman Catholicism. I am saying this for the sake of people being able to learn. All of them are white people, so you cannot tell me it is a race war going on over there. It absolutely is not. There is not a black one among them. It is just a matter of speaking a different language. A Serb can speak the same language as a Bosnian or Croatian, but what gets him in trouble is the fact that he has a different religious belief. With this in mind we may ask, Why has our president put our soldiers over there? Yet it is a fact that he has permitted the U.N. to put several thousand U.N. troops, Germans, Pakistan, Russians and so forth here on our soil. I have read to you the material I have, how many thousands of this, how many thousands of the other, that are in Louisiana, Texas and scattered all over our nation. Why are those troops here? They are not here to take training: They can take training in their own land. They are taking training here, while the best of our military troops are gone, trying to keep the peace in other places. They are trying to take all the armed forces of this world and turn them into a U.N. army that they can send anywhere in the world they choose, to put down insurrection, wars, and all kinds of problems. They are not going to do it. It is a sad thing, that our own political men have not opened their mouths to speak one word, saying, We ought not do this. They sit back and wink at the outcome of the whole thing. I do not want to get carried away talking like this, but I have to think, when I look back to WW2, of the thousands upon thousands of American boys that left this homeland they loved, to die on the beaches of Europe, and on the islands of the Pacific, to keep this land free from tyranny, and have it only fifty years later, wind up in the control of a man that is like a devil. There are many men laying dead today due to the cause of that man. He would do it to this country too, if God would let him get by with it. I pray that we all have sense enough to realize we are not in this for how much money we can get out of it. We are in this thing to let our lives be lived for the glory of God. There is rising in front of us, the minute the time factor runs out and God says it is time to turn Israel loose, when there will begin a period of time on the face of this globe like the world has never seen before. There is no doubt it will create economic chaos in some nations, and that people will wonder, What is going wrong? Well let us look at something else it tells us in this 12th chapter. “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, (What does that mean? Many of those that sleep, that are dead in the Lord, will arise.) some to everlasting life.” Let us take that word and analyze it. This is a prophecy that tells us there is another thing that is going to take place as this time of trouble is introduced. It not only speaks of a revival here, but it speaks of a resurrection. For who? Not John Dillinger the gangster, but for the righteous, to everlasting life. We know this, There is going to be a resurrection over here. The first part of it takes place here; (chart) somewhere around about the time the 70th week starts. That is when we can expect the Bride of Christ to rise from the dead. Paul preached that. Here is one thing that Paul did not say. He never told you what day or hour, did he? He plainly states this, concerning the coming of our Lord. He is not talking about the bodily return of the Lord back to the earth, as it will be on over here. He is talking about the coming of the Lord when the Bride will be caught up to meet Him, and our gathering together unto Him. Paul plainly said that day shall not come except there be a falling away first. Well we are witnesses of that falling away. In the last number of years, look at the overall denominational church world of the Gentiles. They have a program, but they could not care less about getting serious about the coming of the Lord. In fact they do not want it preached in their pulpit. We do know this, Paul says there will come a falling away first and the man of sin will be revealed. Therefore we must accept the fact that the man of sin is not coming on the scene anywhere in here. This period of time from here on, is God grouping and molding everything for that final hour of time when it will be thrust into that week of Daniel. That is why we can say that the time of trouble will be economic, social, domestic, military and such like, and it is going to hit in here as we get closer to the end of this Gentile age. It will begin to transpire as we move on toward that period of time when God will again turn His attention back to the Jews. This time of trouble, the pressure, the confusion, the sufferings, economic instability, social terror and otherwise, is going to bring on the heartaches like people have not experienced yet. People will lose their stability. People will begin to wonder what is going to happen in this world. They will say, Oh, but the end of time is here. Well in a sense it is. They are moving rapidly toward it. Then one thing we can say, Somewhere, as we get close to this, the Bride of Christ is going to begin to realize we are getting close to the coming of Christ. We will see it coming, by this. Keep in mind, there is yet one more seal to be revealed. That seal is not going to be made known to anyone over in this period right in here. How many understand me? It is not necessarily going to be revealed back here, but somewhere, as we get close to that period of time, that seal has an important place in the lives of the true, godly, Christian people that are to make up the Bride. Those thunders will have to come into the picture and play their part. They are not going to come on the scene too soon, way before the week of Daniel starts. Why? All you have to do is look at 1965, when Bro. Branham was taken off the scene. In 1963, when he preached the six seals, just look what the same movement has done with them since then, the doctrines they have come up with, and all like that. Now, 36 years later, they do not even write that the seventh seal has already been revealed. I would like for them to tell me what was revealed in it. I would like to read it. I sat there the nights he preached the first six and I never heard anything that could be considered the revelation contained in the seventh. When people begin to get that way, after that length of time, you know where their thoughts are. When a divine revelation comes, concerning a certain event that is to take place, if God allowed it to be brought forth way ahead of time, carnal minded people have a way of playing with things. That is why we have to be close enough to that period of time, that when there is an understanding that the seventh weal has been broken, and a revelation can come forth from it, the people who will know it will be spiritually and mentally in a state of thinking to allow God to fulfill His purpose without them taking the revelation just to play with it and use it for their own benefit. With that in mind we can say this, From the standpoint of the world’s leaders, because of the terrible pressure, chaos, confusion, economic problems and otherwise, they will want to get their heads together and initiate some kind of program to help regain the stability, and the security of their society. The only thing they are going to be able to come up with is a one world governmental system, and that will be a case of returning things over to the old Roman system, like it was many years ago. When we read here, And many of them that sleep, that lets us know that from the ends of the earth, wherever the dead in Christ have fallen, there is going to come a resurrection. I have to say though, Not every church going person that has died is going to be in that resurrection. Do not bother to ask my why I said that. We have got to make up our minds on one thing, just going to some church house every time the doors open up does not qualify anyone to be among the resurrected saints of God. There is an element of people lying in the ground today that God looked upon as righteous in their particular hour of time. They were righteous in all the things He required of them in the hour they lived in. God also knows there were hundreds and thousands going every week to their cathedrals, to their temples, to this and that, which had no reality of the love of Jesus Christ in their heart at all. They went through their rituals. They prayed the rosary. You would have thought they were really dedicated to God, but the truth is, they were not dedicated to God at all. They were dedicated to their religious ideas. Well all of that is in the hands of the Creator. When the time comes for the resurrection to take place, it will not be back here, and neither will it be over here: (pointing to chart) It will take place right in the beginning of this, (which is just a little past the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel). Paul says the man of sin will be revealed; he who is the son of perdition, the mystery of iniquity that doth already work. He is not telling you we are going to go through the great tribulation, (which is the last half of the 70th week of Daniel) but the bride Church will stay here long enough to see that man being pushed to the forefront. Keep in mind, from here to the middle of the week is not the great tribulation: it is supposed to be a time of peace and prosperity. If you will read some of the things spoken of in the 11th chapter of Daniel about this false king, you will understand that he is coming on the scene with flatteries. He is going to promise the world all kinds of prosperity. That is his destiny, or what he is destined to do. This thing of preachers saying that they believe the temple will be built over here, really is saying that the antichrist is going to give Israel the authority to build their temple. Then they have to put it that it will be in this period of time right here. Preacher, let me ask you a question. How do you line that up with Isaiah chapter 49? How do you line that up with the 60th chapter of Isaiah? It plainly tells you there, the sons of strangers shall come and build up thy walls. Do you mean the antichrist is going to send a universal message out to the ends of the earth, We need help in the holy land, to build the temple. Go back to Bible school, or wherever you got such an idea from and take a new start: The Bible does not teach anything like that. This is why this time of trouble gradually unfolds into one of the greatest military wars that the Mideast has ever encountered. Never since the days of Cyrus and Darius will there be an army move across the sands of the Middle East, creating such devastation, as when Israel is on the move. It is hard for me to even describe it to you now, what is destined to take place then. Keep in mind, if you and I live until the rapture takes place, we are going to see it with our own eyes. You are going to read about it in your Newspapers. You are going to see it on the TV and hear it proclaimed on the radio. Some of you can remember how it was back in 1991; how our troops in the Gulf War performed, how it showed our planes moving into the target range, and how they put a bomb right through the front door. Every time I think about that I want to jump up and down and shout Hallelujah! You critics, that is better than they could do in WW2. I have to say, God gave some American boys a chance to regain a bit of their pride, in what they had been trained to do. It is our leaders that do not have brains enough to fight a war like it should be fought. If they would have said to the troops back then, Full speed ahead, cross the border of Kuwait and head for Baghdad, and let us take that old fellow out while we have a chance, you would have a much brighter picture over there today. Yes, all the Iraqi troops had literally raped the Kuwait society. They went into their homes and took refrigerators, took Volkswagens, Fiats, cars of every description, and even washing machines. You saw the graveyard. As those troops were getting ready to take all of their spoil back to Baghdad, French airplanes, American airplanes, Canadian pilots and all that had participated, zeroed in on that convoy. When they were finished, not one of those vehicles were allowed to cross the border and get out of there. They turned it into a giant graveyard. Bodies of soldiers lay strewn all over the ground. Vehicles, washing machines, refrigerators, all of that was right there: they wanted to take the best of what Kuwait had, back home with them. Not one of them went home with anything, and not one survived the slaughterhouse. If you saw that on TV, just wait until God gets through with Israel over there. I have to say, You are going to see it all. That is why it says in Micah 7, that it is going to be of such devastation, with the power of God displayed in it, it says the heathen will come crawling out of their holes with their hands over their mouth’s. I believe it. When it says heathen, do not think it is pointing to the poor black man in the Congo, or New Guinea. Look at this bunch of college professors that have taught our young society their evil ways, raped their innocence, corrupted their mind’s and made many of our young people that have gone to their schools of higher learning, come away saying, I doubt that there really is a God. Because of that, God just backed off and says, Go ahead, I have a day coming up, when I will show you who is boss. Whether any of that crowd believes in God or not, will not affect what God has already determined to do with this old world and all that is left in it at that appointed time. Let me tell a dream I had on December 16th 1997. All of you know about the dream I had in 1993, and out of it came that chart over there on the wall. I will say to you young people, You were in on this thing of the moving of the spirit, and it was all in that dream. How many realize that? That goes to show, the spiritual things come first; then the natural things follow.
At approximately 6 A.M. I had a dream I will never forget. My wife and I had planned on meeting with the family on Tuesday night December 16th in our daughter Arlene Marshall’s home, because her living room was large enough to accommodate the 23 of us. We were going to watch a video Bro. Steve Yahraus had purchased for us about the Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona. The dream started, and I saw myself and my wife and the family coming through the front door of Arlene’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, as I looked through the west window. 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. Everywhere I looked, what I saw was the spirit world and not the natural world. High up, I could see two men, which were dressed like prophets of old. (I was telling my wife last night, every time I think about it, these two men did not appear just like a picture painted in the sky. I could see them clearly, as though they were walking out of a cloud. There was motion to it.) I said in my heart, This is Moses and Elijah. (I did not have to ask, I automatically knew who they were. It was so vivid, so real, I could see the features of their face. One looked like he was an inch or inch and half taller than the other. The hair on one had a little gray cast to it. The hair on the other was dark.) Their faces showed them to be around forty years of age. (That could have been a little less or maybe a little more.) I watched them as they faded out of sight. Then the spirit world took on another scene. Suddenly an angel dressed like a soldier, which I knew immediately as Michael the great archangel, stood in front of me. (Looking right into my eyes. That is what began to really make me feel like, What is going on? What is taking place?) Then he turned his head to the left and I could see angels dressed in armor, and each one’s facial features showed authority. As 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 to happen. I could see all those angels assembling themselves like you see soldiers in the military. 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 start to cry and say, Something is going to happen. I woke up at approximately 6 A.M. on that Tuesday morning of December 16, 1997, after having that dream.
END OF DREAM
When we printed that dream originally, we added the note to read Joshua 5:13-15, 2nd Kings 6: 15-17, and Daniel 12, starting with verse 1. I have to say, I do not believe Daniel 12 is ten years off. I do not even believe it is six years off. I believe Daniel 12, could start by time the year 2000 has come and gone. As we start into 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, and as we start into 2005, if you and I are still alive, and we are to remain alive until the rapture itself, we are going to see some things develop in this world that we now live in, that is going to surprise and shock us. Now I want to try to explain some things. I do not ever want to preach it again, but I do want to say enough while I am preaching it. I believe with all my heart God has give us a picture of how the end time is shaping up and how we can get our ears and our minds free of all the junk that is being projected in this hour. Maybe I should not say that, but I have to say to you, There are a lot of preachers out there preaching junk. It is not the scriptures that are junk. It is the ideas they put with scriptures, to try to put together a picture of world developments. How many times have I heard them use 2nd Thessalonians 4. Then they will use Daniel 9:27, and he shall make a covenant. These are outstanding verses and we know what they pertain to, but they try to build the end time picture with them, never even realizing that all these other scriptures we have used, have to be place in chronological order to complete the picture, how we pass through these and watch their fulfillment.
WHAT ISRAEL MUST DO
Go with me, as I try to take us through what is just ahead as fast as possible. There are two major objectives to be obtained on Israel’s part, when this war is to be started. First off, you and I know how Israel has always been hemmed in and headed off for the last fifty years. You can see exactly, every time the Arabs open up on the Jewish people, and many Jewish people suffer death, and many casualties of the conflict, how the News Media will only give recognition of it and never remark about how terrible it is, but if Israel loads their airplanes and goes into a certain area to retaliate and tears it to pieces, the world gets a picture put before them, that Israel is such a barbaric people, and that they are trying to take more land away from the Arabs. Well call it what you will, but in the end that is exactly what God is going to have them do. Why do I say that? Because the Bible says He will do that, saying, I will establish you according to your old estates. Ezekiel 36:11 “And I will multiply upon you, (God speaking to the land He gave Abraham) man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.” That means borderlines and territory. We have a lot of people going to church today that would say, Oh Bro. Jackson, those Arabs seem like fine people: I have been over there and met them myself. Well I have too. Sure, there are good Arabs among the others, but there are some bad one’s, some real bad one’s. If they have that Islamic spirit, there is no way you can reconcile Judaism and Islam together. They are absolutely incompatible for these last days. With this in mind, that is why we have this map up here. We want to try to give you a little description of the borderland of Israel, as they exist today. Over here, is the Gaza strip. In the Six Day War, Israel took that, all of it. Since then though, they have compromised somewhat and according to the present peace treaty, they are to give back to the Palestinian Arab a certain percentage of the Gaza strip. Plus, they are also to give back certain percentages of the West Bank area they took, leading up to this right in here, going to give it back to the Palestinian Arabs. As long as it goes that way, it is not prophecy being fulfilled. You and I know, that if God said it, He meant it, and He said that He would restore them according to their former estates. You find this in Ezekiel, and it also means that across on this side, laying along parallel to the Jordan River, there is a certain amount of this land that will absolutely belong to Israel also, when it is all over with. Open your Bible’s with me to the 15th chapter of Genesis. I am starting in the 17th verse. Here it shows where God promises Abraham how He is going to make a covenant that includes so much land. “And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.” He had sacrificed, cut the pieces apart and divided them, laid some to the right and some to the left. “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” That is a big territory. Right here it is. Right there is the Euphrates and the Tigress valley. That means that Israel, one day, is going to have everything from here to there. It looks like it is impossible right now, but I ask you, Why does it have to be that way? First, down through here, is Saudi Arabia. On the west side, there is a city called Sheba. There is another called Dedan. It lays on the west side. They are ancient cities of this land of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia today, is peopled by descendants of Abraham. After Sarah’s death, Abraham married another wife by the name of Keturah. You find it in the 25th chapter of Genesis. From that marriage he fathered six sons. When they all got old enough to be sent their way, he gave them enough wealth to go off into the lands of the east and set up housekeeping. It was different with Isaac: he fell heir to everything Abraham had then. He fell heir to Abraham’s real estate and everything he owned. That is why since that time, those of Saudi Arabia really are blood relation to the children of Israel. That is why those that are in the land of Israel today, want to claim that land, because they believe that God’s promise to Abraham comes to them through Ishmael, and not to the Jews through Isaac. As long as you have two lines that go back genetically to the same father, or as long as you have two lines that claim to be related and have the same father, they can claim anything they feel like claiming. They have done that. They have claimed that Ishmael’s inheritance far supercedes that of Isaac. However if this covenant that God made with Abraham, promising to give that land to his seed, is true, (and we know from reading Gen. 21:12, who that seed is, and we are persuaded that God meant every word of it). “And God said unto Abraham, let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” We also read the same thing in Romans 9:7, where the apostle Paul spoke of it. “Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” You can be sure of this also, The land is not going to be given to Israel after Jesus comes and sets up the Millennium. No. There will be no wars nor anything of that sort after Jesus comes and sets up the Millennium. No. There will be no wars nor anything of that sort after Jesus comes and sets up His Millennial rule. God has promised He will restore to Israel all things that his prophets declared. Let us just take a serious look at this for a few minutes. This is why Micah 7 reads that God will show to the nations of the earth in that day, insomuch that they will come crawling out of their holes. That tells me Clinton had better find himself a deep hole in the ground. All of that bunch of deceitful Republicans had better go with him. If you only knew what is going on behind closed doors in the high places of our government, you would wonder how our elected officials could ever become so corrupt. Sin is not sin anymore by the standards of that bunch of crooks. One thing is sure, it plainly tells you in that 2nd chapter of Zephaniah, that Israel will one day cross this river, and that they will conquer the Edomites, the Moabites and the Ammonites. The capital of Jordan is named after the Ammonite people. There are three peoples right there. There has got to be a war to resolve these things that are fast coming into view. Some people would say, Oh Bro. Jackson, is God not able to do this without there having to be bloodshed? I just hate violence. Well I hate to hear a person think like that too. Nobody wants to see anyone mutilated and torn to pieces, but as long as you live in this world you will, because we are still in mortal flesh, so there is going to be violence of some kind. Do not just stick your head in the sand and think you can hide from it. One day, you may have to sit and watch as all of this is being fulfilled. Let me take you to the book of Obadiah. Almost two hundred years before it ever came to pass, God had prophesied by the prophets of old what He was going to do to the ten tribes, all of which came about in 728 B.C. Then the two southern tribes were dealt with: He had told them He was going to carry them away to a strange land, and that in a foreign land they would be captive for seventy years. In 602, the Babylonian army came and encircled Jerusalem. As they besieged the city, from that first invasion there were several hundred Israelis taken captive and taken back to Babylon. There followed in succession, not each year, three invasions. I think the last invasion occurred about 598, or 589, one or the other. These Jewish people were taken to Babylon. While the Edomites that lived over here on this side, knowing that the Babylonians had come and was besieging Jerusalem, on certain days they could stand on the other side on a clear day, and no doubt they could see the commotion. Think of the prophet Obadiah, what he wrote against Edom. Verse 10, “For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou was as one of them.” (God said, Edom, you are guilty of the whole thing.) “But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity.” That all adds up to this, As the Babylonians besieged the walls and entered the city and took hundreds of the Jews captive, here came the Edomites ransacking their dwellings. That was just like they are doing in Columbia, South America. The vandals come to scrape among the ruins, looking for treasures, what they can steal. That is what the Edomites were doing. “Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; (In other words they captured every one of those Jews that did make an escape.) neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.” That happened six hundred and something B.C., so for us to say today that God does not have a reckoning coming is pure blindness: He most certainly does. “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as though hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, (This will be at the coming of Christ, what God has promised.) and there shall be holiness and the house of Jacob shall possess their professions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shell not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.” That is a prophecy that is to be fulfilled before your eyes and my eyes. If we live until the rapture, until this week of Daniel sets in, somewhere on this line, that is all going to be fulfilled. Now let us turn to Ezekiel 25. All the prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, all prophesied what God, in the last days, is going to do to the Edomites, the Moabites, and the Ammonites. So here in Ezekiel, in the 25th chapter, verses 8 through 14. I have to say, Remember this, and mark it in your Bible, When the day comes that this war starts in the Middle East, you open the book and begin to read. “Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen; Therefore behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim, Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations. And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the Lord. Thus 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; Therefore 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 (Right here, is Saudi Arabia.) shall fall by the sword. 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 and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord God.” That war has not started yet. Yet we have preachers all around us that are preaching and telling their followers that the mark of the beast could come in two years. What are such preachers going to do when they see a war like this ripping the Middle East to pieces? Do you think it is going to change their ideas in any way? Remember, I am not denying the coming of the Lord. The coming of the Lord is absolutely a fact that is soon to be a reality. I am just saying there is a certain process, a certain way this is to be brought about. That is why, when you turn to the 11th chapter of Isaiah, and to the 40th chapter of Jeremiah, and read from Ezekiel 25 on through, all these prophets spoke against those tribes over there in Jordan. In the 11th chapter of Isaiah, it tells how Israel would cross over there and would take possession of the Edomites and Moabites, and the children of Ammon shall serve them. Then watch, while Israel is doing that, it will no doubt create a shaking in Egypt, but remember what it says in the 19th chapter of Isaiah, about that. He said He would make the governors of Judah, in that day, a terror to them round about. And Judah would be a terror to Egypt. That lets you know it is because all of this Islamic world has thumbs down on Israel. Think of it, a little bitty hand full of people, but it is Bible land and God is faithful to His promises concerning it, so He will fight for the Jews. That is where God, through Israel, has fought battles before. That is where God wants to show the world that He is still Jehovah God, and He can take that little nation of Israel and still establish something that will get the attention of the world. Therefore when you read the 19th chapter of Isaiah, you see exactly what Israel does in Egypt. It says the men in Egypt will be so afraid they will act like women. I am saying this, all because this is a nation, Iraq, and all the way to the Euphrates, that are making chemical and biological weapons to destroy their enemy by the thousands. Can you not see why Israel must subdue all of this? Do you think that she could do this in Egypt, and that she could do that in Syria, and leave that public enemy number one there as a threat? No. Because when she goes through there, she will absolutely extend her borders to the Euphrates valley. Keep in mind though, Israel taking these lands does not necessarily mean that she literally annihilates those races of people. She will bring them under subjection, and God will, through them, do it with such a devastating stroke of His hand that these people will all become fearful, afraid of what may come next. That is what turns those Islamic people to the God of Israel. This is what establishes and prepares the groundwork for these nations. These people of certain nations to want to contribute something to the work of the Jews.
EZEKIEL 38 & 39 – IS NOT ARMAGEDDON
When we preached the Countdown message, you heard much of the same remarks you are hearing in this message, but since then, you do not know the number of people that have called and ask, Bro. Jackson, do you have anything that definitely deals with certain things of the end time? I said, well, we are dealing with one right now, to try to place scriptures in their proper setting, to show you where certain prophetic scriptures have preeminence, and show you that there is nowhere else in the chronology of time that you can place them. That is my main point in this message. We have titled this, “The Coming of Jesus/The Jewish Messiah.” We know, that in Israel today, there is a spirit of unbelief that rules the political body. I have read articles where the biggest part of the Jewish cabinet, along with some of the leaders that have been elected in years gone by, are not about to accept the fact that they as a nation have been regathered to constitute the end time picture that the Bible portrays. They see themselves, that somehow or other God is restoring them back to the land of their fathers, back to their heritage, but without any spiritual significance or importance whatsoever. When you read articles like that, it makes you feel bad to think that from the Jewish race of people, we get our entire Bible and they do not even acknowledge it. You would think that they, as a people, would be very much concerned about how the prophets spoke, and how the things of the prophets really line up to give us a clear picture. Therefore I want to emphasize something, to show you what is ahead. I am not going to read it to you: I am just going to refer you to the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel. It has now been about four or five years ago, that a certain man followed a sister’s care into the parking lot one night. As the sister got out of her car, the person in the other car asked, Is this where Raymond Jackson pastors. She said, Yes. He said, Will you see that he gets this video? She brought the video in and gave it to one of the deacons. At the end of the service he brought it to me. That is the first time in my life I have ever had a video given to me in such a way as that. I have had them sent to me by mail. This man was a famous evangelist within the charismatic realm. At the end of this video were words, exhortations and such, of other men within the charismatic realm, and some of those men were men I know if; not personally, but I have seem them on TV. Some of them are very well known names within the charismatic realm. I will never forget how they emphasized as a fact, that Ezekiel 38 and 39 is the beginning of Armageddon. I just want to remind all of you as I point to the chart, Armageddon is not to be fought here (before the week of Daniel is even in the picture.) How many realize that? It is not to be fought right here? Armegeddon, in the 16th chapter of the book of Revelation, is fought at the end of the week of Daniel. When we look at the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel, it gives us certain key words that definitely mean something to our understanding. God introduces this king and ruler of the land of Magog. That is Russia. In that introduction it tells us what God is going to do with this ruler Gog, from the land of Magog. He tells us there, it will come about in the last days, that this ruler shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates. For what reason? To take a spoil. When people like that preacher, think they can fit it in just anywhere they choose, especially a man like that who is supposed to be a minister of God, and supposed to be inspired, yet starts talking like that, I just have to say, Do not listen to one word he says: He is just talking to hear his teeth rattle. That is just a figure of speech, but if you know the truth, that is about all that kind of talk amounts to. Now, in the 38th chapter, it plainly tells you when this will be. It says it will be in the latter days. At what point in the latter days? When my people have been gathered out of all nations and have been brought back into the land that He promised to restore them to. God says that Gog will come out of the north. It lists all the alliance nations that will be with him. Well saints, look at this, over here. Right here is Iran, Persia. Here is Turkey, the house of Togarmah. All these areas today are of the Islamic persuasion. You will not find Christians in those areas. Here, is where the early churches of the book of Acts were sparked and lit, but in the Middle Ages the Islamic armies out of Saudi Arabia, as they moved in and conquered this land and spread Islam religion, it went this way and this way. It was out of this part the Islamic armies crossed the Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea, and went into the areas now known as the Serbs, the Croatians and the Bosnians and Macedonians. Macedonia is referred to by the apostle Paul in the book of Acts. In the Middle Ages, the Islamic armies went in there conquering. They conquered much of that territory. They did not kill all the Christians in those regions like they did in other, but coming through time since the Middle Ages, all this vast area of the Middle East, all the way over into Egypt and across North Africa, has become Islamic. It all sprang up from a place down here in Saudi Arabia. When we read in the Bible, how that these Islams here, once this war that we were just speaking of, is fought, by this little nation of Israel, will react, you can easily understand what provokes the Ezekiel 38 and 39 conflict. We just brought out how the Israeli troops will strike into Jordan, and what they will do in taking all the land God gave to Abraham’s seed by Isaac. (By the way, have you noticed that King Hussein is not here much longer? He has spent several weeks at the Mayo clinic taking treatments for a certain type of cancer. He left there to go home, and it sounded like he had regained a lot of his health. But he was not at home more than one week until he began to run a fever and his blood count started dropping. He immediately comes back into the Mayo Clinic for further treatment.) A few years ago, in the Jerusalem Post, a writer in Israel had an article in which he said, When King Hussein is gone, there will no doubt be a squabble for power within the Jordanian government. He wrote that on the basis of knowing the type of Arabs or Palestinians, call them what you will, that are there, because there is always a friction going on in the Jordanian government. It has been no less than twelve or fifteen years back, there was a coup set in motion. There was fighting within the area of Ammon, in and around the capital buildings. How many remember that? The nation of Iraq was going to enter in to help out with the overthrow of Hussein’s government. No sooner did Iraq mass their tanks, Israel massed her tanks and dared Iraq to cross the border. Israel said this, We can talk with Hussein, but some of the others we cannot talk with. That is why they have always been more or less friendly with King Hussein. (Since the time Brother Jackson preached this message, King Hussein has passed away and his son is now king in his place. Editor.) I am not saying these things except for you to watch for certain things. I will say this, Looking at it on the basis of what has been in the past, we could be real close to this thing that will hit in the Middle East, the time when Israel takes back all their God-given territory. It seemed apparent that King Hussein was going to turn his kingdom over to his brother, because he had done that in his absence, but this time, when he left, he turned it over to his son. If anybody knows anything about Arab family history, you do not trust your brother, because you do not know what he has in his mind. When you read the Bible, out of that type of people in the world, you always had instability. I remember a book written by an Arab writer. The title was, We Were Born to Fight. He said, when we are not fighting our enemies, we are fighting one another. What a story. That is what you are looking at. It is sad, that in the western world we live in, our political leaders do not have common sense enough but to think they can go all the way over there and deal with this part of the world that is under that Islamic spirit, and that they are going to sit down and listen to them, agree with them, and then keep their word. With this in mind, let us begin to realize that everything we now see taking place in this present world, could be shaping, setting the stage for what we are looking at, as we move toward the final week of Daniel. This conflict that will have Russia involved in it, will not have these nations, because we said earlier, Israel has already conquered these by that time. To prove that they are already conquered, we can turn to the 60th chapter of Isaiah, for the it gives you a graphic description; once Israel has accomplished this great feat and conquered this territory, presses her borders to the extremities, this is what is going to allow Israel to build her temple. Those people that are there now, and called Islamic people, will no doubt consent gladly to the destruction of the mosque of Omar. I say that, based on the fact that all those Islamic peoples of these certain nations are contributing to the rebuilding of the Jew’s temple when that time comes. If tearing down the mosque of Omar is offensive to them, why do they turn right around and contribute to the rebuilding of the temple the Jews must have? Do you catch the point. This is why in this era of time we are beginning to enter into, the world’s political leaders do not even know what is moving them to do what they are doing, nor do they know what is shaping up. They are planning, by the year 2000, on introducing a New World Order regime. Preachers are preaching that this will be the beast. A beast that never was, a beast that is not fifty five years old yet, and they think it is to rule the world. For goodness sakes, When you push the map to this great big area of Thailand, China, the Orients, there is no way those Oriental people are going to sell out to a New World Order. There are millions of them. Even in China they have passed a billion population quota. It was said years ago, when I was a little boy, If you lined the Chinese up three abreast and started shooting them with a gun, you would run out of ammunition before you accomplished the feat. The birth rate in China at that time far exceeded the death rate. With this in mind, there is no way you can expect a New World Order over here. I know China belongs to the U.N., but I also know this; The quota she consists of, gives her a far greater voting power in U.N. than what the United States has. The U.N. General Assembly is based much like our House of Representatives, upon population quota. I am just saying these things because the religious element of America has gone sound asleep. They are snoring so loud they do not know what is about to take place when they wake up. I grant you, politicians within the New World Order certainly have their agenda, so that is their anticipation. That is because they do not know what the Bible portrays, and if they did most of them would not believe it. This is why we have to have this little interval of time, that this great, miraculous era opens up. This is where god says in Haggai, the 2nd chapter, “Yet a little while, I shake not only the heavens, the earth, the sea, the dry land, I will shake all nations. The desire of all nations shall come to this place, Jerusalem. In that place will I establish peace.” Think of that. Let the U.N. change that, if they can. Do you think they can? No, I do not think so: I believe the word of God. It plainly tells you in Haggai 2 about the building of the temple. That brings in Isaiah 49 and Isaiah 60. When the world begins to cooperate, so that the sons of strangers want to help Israel rebuild, our time is getting close; and I have to say this, Yes, there will be some Chinese, some Oriental young men that have studied construction engineering, that are going to want to contribute something to a God that has proven once and for all, that there is not a God like Him. Remember, when you read in the Kings, of the building of Solomon’s temple, it was not all built by Jews. Read about the king of Lebanon. Actually, out of the country of Labanon they received much help. Some of the professional craftsmen in stone, were Lebanese professional men. It tells you what some of them did. That set a type of what we can expect today. If the building of that temple had certain types characterized by it, why should we not believe this temple is a temple that the whole world is going to go to once each year to worship the Lord? They will go to worship the Lord of hosts and to keep the feast of tabernacles. When we think of this, then we have to begin to realize God has a program, and He has not told it to Clinton and his bunch. He certainly has a program designed to get the attention of the world. That is why there is going to be an earth shaking event take place as we enter into this era of time. When that time does come, as I stated earlier, If God lets you and I live until the rapture comes, which will terminate in an around about the beginning of that week, you are all going to see with your own eyes, on the TV screens, just how God uses Israel to get the attention of the world.
WHO ARE THE HEATHEN?
When Micah prophesied in the 7th or 8th century, what was going to happen in the last days, and he mentioned the heathen, I am sure he was not speaking of bush men in the Congo jungle, or that character on the South Sea islands. I like to think he was looking at this bunch of educated people that have gone crazy with materialism, people who have been brainwashed to the point they believe there is no God. I see them on the News Programs, and cannot help but notice how they strut around, being introduced as Professor So and So, Dr. So and So and all such as that. They are the heathen of our day. God sure has a way of dealing with that kind of mind when the time is right though. I am not against an education, if that person knows what he or she is going to use it for, but education, just for the sake of having degrees to boast about, serves no good whatsoever. If you are just going to strut down the aisle of some auditorium, to portray yourself as some doctor of ignorance, and you cannot say one positive word about God, I have no time for you. First of all, that kind are not worthy of such an honor. I grant you, we have been living in the era of a few short years, to hear the educators of the world, with all their ideas put together, and yes, from one standpoint it looks like God has just withdrawn his Spirit of conviction from the scene of humanity and turned them loose to serve the purposes of the devil. He has done it on purpose, in order to let His word fulfill itself. You have got doctors of divinity, educated characters, that will laugh right in your face as to how the Bible is put together. Nevertheless, I have to thank God every time I think about how He has everything under control. One of these days, He is going to let some character do the wrong thing at the wrong time, and Israel is suddenly going to be jarred into reality, and she will start the motors and head out, to take care of business. I can see jet airplanes sitting on the runways. Suddenly the engines start churning in diesel tanks. When that happens, for a few weeks, in the Middle East, there is going to be a loud noise and God is going to show Himself on the field of battle, on the side of the Jews. It is going to make this educated world suddenly look like they have lost their mentality for sure. Because as Michael said, They will come crawling out of their holes when the action is all over with. When a man comes crawling out of a hole you have to ask yourself, What put him in there? Think of it, What did put him in there? He saw something that scared the living daylights out of him. That is just a figure of speech, but I want you to know, There is a class of people alive today, that need to be scared like that. God knows exactly how to scare the living daylights out of you; after He has allowed you to run your course. When you portray yourself in life, that you are so proud, and that you know so much more than the average person, God has a way of bringing you down and showing you that you really know very little of anything worth knowing. With these things in mind just remember, When Israel gets through with that bunch of Arabs, those that are still alive are suddenly going to have their eyes wide open for the first time since Islam came upon the scene. Syria is the ancient race of people that Abraham sprang from, the man who was the progenitor of the Jewish race: The scriptures plainly tell us that. As for Egypt, at one time, back in the second or third century, Christendom had been spread throughout all Egypt and all across North Africa to Algiers, and to Morocco, but in the eighth century, out of Saudi Arabia, came on Islamic leader by the name of Mohammed the Great. When he crossed the Red Sea into Egypt, he had vowed to kill every Christian he saw. He beheaded Christians in Egypt, and he demolished many Christian churches. This was in the eighth century, but Egypt was completely Christianized in the second century. Then in the third and fourth centuries Christian churches really flourished. It was the religion that affected all of North Africa, but by the time the eighth century came, here came that Islamic army. They reigned havoc. They were the ones that took much of the stone off of the great pyramid Cheops and took it to Cairo where they built certain buildings out of it. Those buildings are still standing there today. I am saying these things to build up the story. Islam has flourished ever since then, and just think of the blood they have shed. Everything has a day of reckoning though, so now we come to the time when the God of the Jews is going to give the Islamic religion just what they have been dishing out all these years. I am not saying these things to tell you I enjoy seeing human bodies shot down: That is not the point. I just rejoice in the fact that the word of God is true. God has a day of reckoning with this entire Islamic spirit and that is sovereignly in His hands: I have nothing at all to do with that. It is all in the Bible and I believe it. He is going to deal with them between now and the time for the Ezekiel 38 and 39 war. When God’s time is right He will not need ten long years to get the job done: He can take a little short time and accomplish a great feat in it. As the little chorus goes, Little is much if God is in it. I am glad to say we are approaching a day and hour of time when you are going to see God in a lot of things you never thought you would, and certainly in things the world never thought He would show Himself in. We are beginning to approach that period of time, so do not be surprised at anything you may hear on the News about Israel. We can see that the world is thumbs down on Israel, but we know God is for her. The U.N. does not want Israel to be a super nation in the Middle East: They want to put so many million Jews in a little piece of land that they have allocated and somehow keep control over them. I have used the expression before, Like putting them in a quart jar. Do not cultivate that kind of attitude, because, when God gets through with the whole thing, that quart jar will be more like a barrel. God knows how to turn it into something that is big enough to get the job done. With this in mind, try to picture yourself as we turn the corner and start toward this era of time. From all over the world, there will be people that will say, I want to go to Israel: I want to contribute some of my talent to their work. Israel is not going to send out agents looking for a work crew. God will do that Himself. The point is, when all of sudden the Jews have been able to see God on their side, and now the Jew can turn to rebuilding their ancient temple, and their beloved city Jerusalem, that is why you read in Isaiah 60:10, “AND THE SONS OF STRANGERS” thus and so. What does the word stranger mean? All nations have not always been diplomatically friendly with the Jewish nation. How many realize that? When you look at the Oriental world, many of those people were not always friendly with Israel. Not like they were in the eastern part of the world, Europe. However when the hour comes for that temple to go up, the God of heaven looks down and He knows that in that temple the Messiah is going to sit for a thousand years, and from that temple the law will go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem, in that day. The results, all nations, ALL NATIONS, will flow to Zion and to Jerusalem. To do what? To worship the Lord of hosts, in the person of that Jewish Messiah. That is the results of all these things beginning to culminate and move toward a focal point. Every time I hear some of these preachers express how they think the antichrist is going to make a covenant, I wonder just what they are looking at. Sure, we know he is going to oversee such a covenant as the Bible refers to, but they are saying that the covenant includes things like he (the antichrist) will allow the Jews to rebuild their temple. What childish ideas! Do they not realize that this miraculous thing that will take place in the Middle East will put Israel in a place where they can do that at their will? If not for that, that one lone man out of Europe, that the world finally decides to turn the leadership over to, would never agree to anything like that. You are not going to find the pope agreeing with such ideology: He has his own ideas. Just because the scriptures say that in the middle of the week he will break that covenant, that covenant never was his way of giving permission to the Jews to build their temple. The Jews will already have it built, and people from the different parts of the world will have already contributed to the work by the time the pope of Rome comes into the picture. Think of the wealth out of Saudi Arabia, that will come to them for that project, the camel caravans bringing incense and gold. To do what? To beautify the house of my glory. There is not a western leader of any nature that can tell that part of the world, Do thus and so and get Saudi Arabia to do anything right now. You know good and well there is no way you can get Saudi Arabia to contribute to anything the Jews are doing right now. It will take the miraculous we have been speaking of, to change the minds of many of those leaders of nations. You could not get the Syrians, nor any of these little tribes of people here in Jordan, to contribute any of their livestock for Israel to offer up to God as sacrifice. The Bible covers every bit of that, but these characters that claim to know so much will never talk about what we have been talking about. They jump over it, like they are blind to the written scriptures. I see an era here that begins to look beautiful, because it shows there is a God of heaven that is beginning to direct the flow of mankind. Do you know what it says in Isaiah 60:16, about this? (God speaking to Israel) “Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.” Those are not my words: They are God’s words, so what do you think He meant by that statement? When God milks the breast of a Gentile king, (I am talking language structure.) It means He is going to deal with the heart, and He is going to cause that king to say, We will contribute so much from our national treasury to the fulfilling of this glorious, ancient dream that the Bible portrays. Will all kings do it? No. Because it also tells you in Isaiah 60, and that nation that will not contribute, I will waste that nation, which means, He will bankrupt them. Imagine the antichrist bankrupting a nation. We realize this, The antichrist is going to do some diabolical things after time moves to the middle of that week of Daniel, and from there on out to the end he will reap havoc on all who oppose him, if he can get to them. God will shelter those whom He has chosen before, to shelter. That is why I said this morning, when the Six Day War was fought, no sooner does Israel fire the last shot and the news is spread around the world, diplomats, statesmen from different nations of the west, all admitted that victory was accomplished by the hand of God. I am thankful to God it was the hand of God. Israel was not silent in letting the world know about it. Nevertheless did you know that five years had not gone by until the political leadership of Israel had forgotten all about it. It almost looked like God let the 1973 war start just to teach Israel a lesson. You gave me glory in 1967, but it wasn’t long until you forgot about me. I remember reading the article, the woman prime minister, Golda Maier, was the leader in the 1973 war. She was hit from the north by the Syrians. She was hit by the Egyptians from the south. The military line that Israel had built in the desert of the Sinai, Egypt had already surrounded it and taken all the Israeli troops prisoners. Golda Maier called our president, saying, We are out of ammunition, come to our rescue. Giant cargo planes began to leave our airports, carrying tons of ammunition of different sorts. They ran twenty four hours around the clock, to give Israel enough ammunition to fight that war. She gained momentum and finally crossed the Red Sea. Her armored columns were headed for Cairo. Russia phoned on the hot line, stop the war, or we enter it. Well, This one coming up, nobody will stop it. God has it timed precisely to accomplish His purpose. I have to say, This world is going to get a shaking like they have never gotten before. Our News Media cannot tell the truth. As the old saying is, They are so crooked, they cannot even lay straight in bed. When God gets through with the world’s News Media, He is going to teach them a lesson, you will either tell it my way, or you will die of a heart attack. God is not going to let any News Journalist write a story that doesn’t glorify Him and His purpose behind it. Keep in mind, when the events of the two chapters are fulfilled, listen to what it says, “and Israel will know from that day and onward, that I am the Lord their God who is in their midst forevermore.” Yes, right straight on through the week of Daniel. Yes, there is a dark hour, the darkest hour of this total time of trouble is right in here, but it will have its bright parts, and it will have its negative parts. This is why I say, Jesus Christ is coming, but He is not coming according to my theology. I have to see it the way the book portrays it, or I will not see it at all. When it comes to Ezekiel 38, God said, Thou will do this, thou will come down into this land. Where? In Israel. When? When my people dwell safely, with neither bars nor gates. Do you know what that tells me? When Israel has fought this war right here, and has destroyed that spirit of terrorism that has kept Israel in a state of war for fifty years, there is no more Arabs wanting to creep in at night and slip bombs under the fence. Why? Because all the Islamic Arabs will have been changed. Israel can tear down her iron gates and their chain link fences. It will be a time of rest for them: the Arabs will be contributing to the rebuilding program. Think of it. In Egypt, it tells you in the 19th chapter of Isaiah, when Israel has done in Egypt what they are supposed to do, then Egypt will build an altar in the midst of Egypt. What for? It is their token of gratitude to the God of Israel. We are too far from Jerusalem to go there to offer sacrifice, but we will do this as a token, that we render sacrifice to the God of the Jews. Not only that, but they confirm it, somewhere here on the border Egypt will build a memorial. Every time people travel this way, when they see that, it tells them, We worship the same God Israel does. It tells you in the 19th chapter, that in Egypt there will be some people in five certain cities, that are going to admire the God of the Jew so much they (those Egyptians) will want to speak the language of Canaan. That is not some ancient dialect. That is pointing directly to the language of the Jewish people who have received this land of Canaan as their covenant promise. It literally means this, Five cities in the land of Egypt will want to speak the Hebrew tongue; not because it is forced upon them, but because they say God do something that won their allegiance. When they see God do something like He is going to do, they have to open their hearts and surrender to Him, and begin to pay respect to Him. Read the rest of the 19th chapter of Isaiah and see what it says. In that day there will be a highway go out of Syria, coming right down through here, into Egypt. What is that highway for? Because God said there would be a covenant made between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The effect of what takes place right in here, to bring them to this point, that effect will carry right on through into the Millennium. Already, architects and designers have been talking and discussing the possibility of building a super highway for the tourist trade that this could bring to the Middle East. If people could come from the wealthy parts of the world, and get on a bus and ride from Egypt right straight through Israel, right into Syria, well just read what God says about Syria and Egypt in connection with Israel. It might surprise you, but it is going to take an era of the miraculous to bring it about. That era of the miraculous will change the minds of a lot of people. It is going to change the minds of a lot of preachers. I want to say this, Armageddon is fought over here, and when you read about it in Revelation, the 16th chapter, it tells you where it is going to be, and that is not going to be a miracle war at all. It plainly tells you blood will flow to the bridle of the horses. Nothing miraculous about it. Thousands and hundreds of thousands of Orientals will stray into the Middle East when God gathers the clusters of the earth, because they are ripe unto the harvest. He gathers them into the place called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon. It means the valley of Megiddo, where He will gather the armies of the earth to fight their last death struggle, but it is not a war of miracles. It also tells you in another place in Isaiah, their dead bodies will lie from one end of the earth to the other. They shall not be lamented over, neither shall they be buried, but they shall become as dung over the face of this earth. It tells you here, in the closing of the 38th chapter, that when this war is fought it will be with Gog, Iran, Persia, Togarmah, and all those regions, they are basically all Islam. I want us to think for a moment about all those Islamic people, because they are not Arabs. They are basically what they have always been throughout centuries of time, Turks are Turks, Persians are Persians. Right on into Russia, but sixty percent of Russia is Islamic. With this in mind, this war, Russia being the brains of the outfit, and furnishes the technology, will be a short one. There is no doubt in my mind, these nations that align with Russia are going to use Russian equipment. They have the objective, but Russia will use their manpower. I will never forget coming home from WW2; and how preachers began to preach, Ezekiel 38 is in the making. Russia has now started one of the greatest horse breeding programs ever known in the history of warfare. Back in the late 1940’s and on into the 1950’s they preached that. When you read it, it describes this great army of Russia, Magog, and all that, as coming on thousands and thousands of horses. Look how futile that type of language is now, when we have weapons that can be fired with infrared sights, electronically guided. What chance do you think an army coming down the road today would have, riding horse flesh, with some of these smart bomb they have now, being released? How would you like to be sitting on a horse, whether it was Arabian, Quarter horse, or Thoroughbred? You are a dead duck before you get anywhere close to your target. The prophet has described it as he saw armies in his hour. 2500 years later it is no longer horse flesh; it is horse power. Think of it, Russia has equipped that part of the Islamic world with her technology and equipment of warfare. Yes, Persia has fostered some of the world’s most expensive programs of terrorism, we know that. She wants a chance to stamp out and destroy the whole nation of Israel, just like Iraq would like to do. That is why I said earlier, There is nothing in the scriptural lineup of the Bible that when Israel does this in Egypt, and does this in Jordan, that she will do this same thing in Syria. It is obvious though, that if they leave this character Saddam Hussein, with all his chemical and biological weapons, even with just a few scud missiles with that type of warhead, people would die in Israel by the thousands; not because they have been shot or bombed, but because of chemical and biological weapons. When germ warfare is used, it can create one of the most devastating situations to a society of people. Some of the diseases they have put together, there is no known medication that will bring a cure. I have to say, If our nations would have done the right thing before, instead of trying to do everything the way the U.N. wants it done, we would not have that threat hanging over our heads. That goes to show, when that man is brought to his end, Israel is the one who will do it. As we read earlier, in Genesis 15, God promised Abraham that He would give his seed all that land, from the river Egypt, to the great river Euphrates. It is just common sense, if you can see how that man Hussein has acted, lied and connived, because he does not even care what happens to his own people. Why should Israel let him exist as a threat to them? It will take a people like Israel to put him to sleep for good and to bring that regime to an end. That does not mean Israel will have to annihilate them as a people, but rest assured, just as they will do here in Jordan, what they do will put enough of them to sleep, that the rest will want to be subservient to the nation fo Israel. Not that Israel will turn them into slavery, but it means that out of gratitude, they can now be restored back to the God of reality. You can see in the last part of the Obadiah reading, that it says, “And saviours shall come upon Mt. Zion and they shall judge the house of Edom.” That lets you know that part of the Bride, which are Jews, will judge their servant people that are going to live in that kingdom when the Lord is there.
VALLEY OF HAMONGOG
Let us go on to the part about the Ezekiel war and finish it. We need to establish once and for all, that this Ezekiel war is not Armageddon. First off, how does it end? It is God Himself creating some kind of miraculous condition that causes thousands of those men to be slain. Not over a long period of battlefield skirmishing and shootings, but by God creating some disaster in the realm of nature itself. We can see there, that God will give them a place of burial in the land of Israel. We do not know where it is yet: It is still mysterious, but the place is already named, “The valley of Hamongog.” It is where all those troops that are going to align, out of the various nations, over here in Ethiopia, as well as all these others, will come to their end. They are coming against Israel with Russia being their guide. That is why I have to say, if you could see the highways that comes through here now, through Syria, and see the highways from Iran, which is old Persia, coming through here, if those armies were to come by land convoys, Israeli satellite communication would pick those convoys up and within a few hours every bomber fighter plane that Israel has, would be in the air, heading for a strategic spot to bring an end to them. It goes to show, Russia and her satellite nations are going to come so quickly it will be a surprise to Israel, so that is why it reads this way, “And they will cover the land like a cloud.” No other scripture in the Bible speaks of any warfare pictured and described like that. That is why they plan this by Russian technology, to catch Israel asleep and slip in on her when she is totally unaware, and plan to hit her with a sneak attack. Therefore the miracles of Israel on the battlefield, as we talked about earlier, are not over until God has fulfilled Ezekiel 38. Armageddon is not a miracle war. It is a devastating war that involves the beast and all the kings of the earth. That is why it says in the 16th chapter of Revelation, that the Euphrates was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east, the Orients, think of the Orients, thousands and thousands of troops prepared. In the 16th chapter of Revelation, it tells you what that army will be composed of, not just out of the Orients, but the whole picture of it, the beast and all, are two hundred million men. Ezekiel 38 is not two hundred million men. In comparison to the numbers, we can say that it represents a few thousand troops that those nations will contribute, to be dropped into Israel by surprise, to establish their agenda. Israel is not expecting any problems. The Arabs are at peace. The Arabs have been contributing to their plan, so why would not those other Islamic states want to try to get even? They have got to have an objective. That is what brings them here. That is why God said He would put hooks in their jaws and bring them down into this land for the Ezekiel war; because God has a plan: He is going to show Himself on the scene. No sooner do they get there, God is going to be in action on behalf of His people Israel. 19 “For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” The mountains will shake into the sea, that the fishes will sense this terrible shaking. I am not going to try to dramatize what kind of shaking it is, what it is composed of, because you can read enough of it from the scriptures. I have to say this, The Bible tells us a lot of things that God can do that confound the foolish people of modern thinking. With this in mind, let us move Ezekiel 38 out of our minds, as far as thinking that it is Armageddon. It is right here. Keep in mind, when Ezekiel 38 and 39 is fought, the two prophets are not yet on the scene. How many realize that? Once the two prophets enter the picture and the antichrist has made the covenant, you do not even read of Israel having to fight any more wars. Think of that. Nowhere at all do you find that. At the start of that week, the antichrist makes a covenant with many. The word many means many nations composed mainly of the Middle East nations. It is to establish peace, trade, and to give the world an era of better prosperity. It is a known fact that Europe, the ten horned beast that always was, but since the Reformation has passed out of existence for a little period of time, is back on the scene, and she surpasses our number in population, because we are talking about Europe proper. With this in mind, she now is our competitor in our industrial output. This means, if something was to happen to the United States, that for some reason we are knocked out of the industrial race, Europe will go to the front and will lead the world in that new era of international trade. Let us look across the waters to the east. Out of the Orients, will come the next competitive people, from Japan to China and Korea, all of those will be scheming with industrial output. This why our leaders have sold to China, information concerning some of our high technology.
A VERY SUSPICIOUS DEATH
In a book I have, that tells about the death of Ron Brown, the head of the commerce department, tells how President Clinton removed from the office of defense, the release of information that could be used as international trade and put it into the commerce department, of which he made Ron Brown the head of. It stated in the records that when Ron Brown went to China, he went there strictly to make a deal with China, to release some of the technology in return for the promises of foreign money which was to be fed into Democratic headquarters. That is why there was a certain Chinese that stood out so vividly, when it became known that this money was coming from China. When Ron Brown got back, there was a squabble already going on. He was called in to be investigated by the defense department, because they heard that something had been given away. When the defense department began to investigate Ron Brown, he got scared and very nervous and told a friend of his, which was a woman working in the same diplomatic realm; You tell Clinton to get that investigation off my back. Evidently he got the word, so he asked Ron Brown to come to his office. It tells in the record, Clinton was barefoot. Clinton asked him, What is the big deal, or something like that Ron Brown said, There is no way I am going to take the rap for everything. Evidently he talked up to Clinton and let him know, if I am pressured to have to tell anything, then I will let the secret out. A few days after that, a message was sent to Ron Brown. Clinton wanted him to go to eastern Europe, to Bosnia. He wanted him to be a witness, use his eyes and ears to observe something. This woman friend, whose name is Hill, when she heard he had been assigned to a new thing, she was scared for him also. He said, I am scared to death, not knowing what was ahead. He never did get to his post. He was on a military plane. When they left the part of Europe and flew into that other area, that plane was found high on a mountain ripped to pieces and burned. Part of the fuselage and tail was still sticking up in the picture we have. When the investigators did go there to investigate the crash sight, it had been announced the day this accident occurred, by a certain military announcer, that his flight had fallen in the Adriatic Sea. When you begin to read all these things coming together to try to form a story, you have to see what a crooked mess this man has turned the American government into. In fact some of the military men said the weather condition had nothing to do with it. When they x-rayed his body, much of his body had been burned like the others, but his head is the only head that showed a round hole. They said it looked like the hole of a 45 caliber bullet. The original head shot of the x-ray picture taken, shown something has entered the skull, but as other pathologists begin to study these x-rays, the government suddenly ordered a shut down of the whole investigation. When that was ordered, that only stirred curiosity. Then when they did open it again and these same military pathologists were questioned, it shows them on the video, they all admit something was shut down, something was not done that should have been done, but they do not know who is to blame for it all. The only thing they know, certain head shots that showed the hear earlier, were missing from the files, and they do not know where they have gone. You are American people that have paid your taxes to this government, but I will have to say, That man, and the men he took there with him, and the poor bunch of men who sit in those elected chairs, are all so scared to do anything they are useless in such instances. God only knows what will happen in this country in the next five years. That is all I will say about that right now, so let us get back to what we were dealing with. As for the children of Israel that are supposed to be in Israel at the time of the two prophets, they will all be there. It is this miracle war ahead of that time, that helps to establish the relationship between God and those people. That is why, in the 39th chapter of Ezekiel, He speaks of the nation, saying, “And Israel will know from that day and onward that I am the Lord their God, who is in their midst forevermore.” That is not a picture on back over here. We know this picture will be, but that scripture is a picture pointing to the time just before the nation goes into the week of Daniel. This miracle thing is the last miracle that will help to establish that bond; and the Jews would know from then on that God is on their side. This sets the stage for the two prophets to come on the scene, right at a time when a miracle war between the Arabs and the Jews has ended, and now a miracle by the hand of God against this second element of an enemy of the Jews clinches and solidifies their confidence that God is on their side. That deals with Islam in the whole scope. To think that our own president, a few months back, made a statement that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. So what! When God brings it to its deserved end, it will be the fastest dying one. In Zephaniah 2:11 we see, “I will famish all the gods of the earth in that day.” That literally means there is not a religion on the face of this planet that is going to survive this thing that God will do, because God is doing it so He can prepare an element of the human race to go into this week of time, so that as they come out on the other side, over here, God has separated an element of all the races, not in the millions, but He has separated a few that He can use to repopulate and replenish the earth in the Millennium. That is why I have said for a long time, If something does not happen in this world immediately, to stop this ungodly rat race of what our educative system is doing to our young people, there will not be enough decent young people left alive for that purpose: God would be compelled to destroy the whole rotten mess. I do not want any of the young people to think I am anti-education. I am not, but if you could read some of the articles I have read, it makes your blood boil to know what is going on, especially in this nation that used to be known as a Christian nation. I remember, after WW2, the Communists were doing their level best to make inroads into the social structure of America, because Russia was putting out her agents for that purpose. Russia had her hands and her eyes on America and even said, We will destroy you from within. We began to get teachers and professors coming to apply for jobs at our colleges. Behind their coming into our colleges and institutions of learning, they were teaching their ungodly system of Communism. They helped to spread the philosophy of sex education. Now you have writers, young women writing articles advising young girls, Let’s return to the old era of chastity. That is what our Christian life stood for and what was lived in the overall scope. For years though, this modern bunch of supposed-to-be Christendom, was telling the society of America, Let us return to chastity, and let us restore our old image of respect and human dignity, but let’s do it without that bunch of religious fanatics. That is what it said in the article I read. When I read articles like that, that is when I say they need to take drastic actions against such a sick mess. To think, they have used these institutions as a hiding place, an incubator to spread the spirit of sex perversion. We are approaching the end time. It is fast coming upon us. As I said, I am not anti-education, but I do pray that I can see the day when, if there is ever to be any respect restored to America, there will be an element of the old red blood Americans rise up and say, Enough is enough! An awful lot of this ornery stuff we have teaching in our schools today, have just come here to eat the icing off the cake. They could not care less which way the nation goes. Remember though, Ezekiel 38, is a war that is just up the road, but it is a war that will not last long, because it is totally a miracle war. God gets glory out of the outcome of it. Israel will not even have to fire a shot. Read your Bible and see if you can find where they ever fire a shot. God does the whole thing. On the other hand, Armageddon is an altogether different picture. There will be all kinds of weaponry on the scene for that war. I just hope we have been able to say something that will help many of you understand the chain of events the scriptures lay out before us. My point is, If you read these scriptures and get the wrong picture, what has been your benefit? The bride Church is supposed to know what to look for as time runs out. This whole thing is coming up very fast, so keep your eyes open. Amen