Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - IX

This-evening's sermon is set in the great and dreadful day of the Lord called the day of vengeance of our God -- after the end of the Gentile dispensation, when God turns back to Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week which is Jacob's Trouble.

Jacob's Trouble is typed in Genesis where Jacob had to confront his brother Esau before he could return to his inheritance and the birthright he bought for a bowl of red lentil stew. Jacob feared for his life because He had defrauded Esau by impersonating him to their father Isaac, and stolen his blessing. He fled to his Uncle Laban in Syria where he married his daughters, tended his flocks, and was deceived in his turn.

After many years, Jacob with his wives and children, his servants, his animals, and all of their possessions set off to return to the Promised Land. When he learned that his brother Esau was coming to meet him with 400 men, he was afraid, and sent messengers ahead to tell Esau God had prospered him, and dividing his caravan into two bands, sent the animals and servants ahead so that if Esau killed them the second caravan with his wives and children might escape.

Jacob divided his animals into groups with a distance between each and sent them ahead at the hands of his servants as a gift to buy grace in Esau's sight. That night as he travailed in prayer, God met him in the form of a created Man, and Jacob prevailed until He granted his petition and blessed him, changing his name to Israel. In the morning he saw Esau approaching and went ahead of his wives and concubines, and children, bowing himself seven times to the ground, signifying the Seven Gentile Church Ages.

He couldn't bribe Esau, who types the apostate Gentile Church of today that says, "I'm rich, increased with goods, and have need of nothing," but has despised and rejected the Birthright like Esau, " and knows it not", signifying Rome will not need the Jew's money. Mr. Rothschild is also banker to the Vatican. His policy is always to finance both sides. That way they offend nobody. So Jacob had to make an agreement with Esau then, as the Jews will have to do accommodate Rome in the future (Revelation 3:17).

God granted Israel grace in Esau's sight and he returned safely to Canaan. And He's granting the Israelites among the Jews grace today in the sight of spiritual Esau, in the form of apostate Christendom, to return to the land of their Covenant for Jacob's trouble, which is the Great Tribulation. God won't deal with them outside the Land. They can't even keep their sabbath outside the Land.

According to HDM Spence, "Israelites dwelling outside the land of Israel are unintentional idolaters". God deals with Israel as a nation, not individuals as He deals with we Gentiles. And so-called "Jew" living outside the Land today, be he a rabbi or whatever, is a liar and an hypocrit guilty of the Covenant he claims as his own (Treasures of the Talmud, James Nisbet Co, London, compiled from the Babylonian Talmud).

When his foes confront him, Israel will be desperate, and 144,000 will wrestle and prevail with God, like Jacob. God will stand for him, and as He changed Esau's plan to kill Jacob, Israel's enemies will be defeated without hand. And a nation will be born-again in one day. Their name and nature will be changed from Jacob, meaning " supplanter", to Israel or "overcomer" (Daniel 12:1; Isaiah 66:8).

We must distinguish between "Jews" and "Israelites". "Jew" refers to someone from the Roman Province of Judea or Idumea, whatever their race or religion. Today, as in the days of Jesus, most Jews are either Gentiles or physical Serpent's seed, and have no link to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by blood or by faith, and no historic claim to the Promised Land or the Covenants of God.

After " Jacob's trouble" God will defeat and utterly annihilate the foes of true Israel, as He instructed Moses to kill all Serpent's seed in the conquest of the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 7:1-2).

Jeremiah 30 describes the time of "Jacob's trouble" that is on the horizon today. Turn to verse three, please. God spoke to Jeremiah at the start of the Servitude to Nebuchadnezzar in 606BC, saying, "The days are coming when I will restore Israel and Judah, causing them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it."

These Words would have been comforting to the Judeans, in the face of Jeremiah's prophecy that they should become captives in Babylon for seventy years (Jeremiah 25:8-11; 29:10). However, they do not refer to Judah's restoration in peace by the edict of Cyrus but to the Spiritual restoration in a time of trouble of an election from all twelve Tribes, who have returned to the Land since 1948.

Jeremiah 30:4-8, "These are the Words of the LORD regarding Israel and Judah: 'Where shall we find peace?' they cry."

"'There is only fear and terror. Do men give birth? Why then do I see every man ashen-faced, with his hands upon his sides, like a woman in labor?'"

"Alas! throughout history there's never been a time of such fear: it's even the time of Jacob's Trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For in that day, says the LORD of hosts, I will break the yoke from your neck, and burst your bonds. Strangers'll no longer enslave you. But you shall serve the LORD your God, and David your King, Whom I will raise up to you" (Matthew 24:21).

God isn't speaking of a release from Babylonian captivity seventy-years hence, but release from bondage to sin and to the world. In Daniel's Seventieth Week God makes an end of Israel's unbelief, or sin (Daniel 9:24), and the oppression of strangers, so they can serve the Lord in newness of Life. After Israel is born-again, God destroys their oppressors, and restores the Kingdom under Messiah, David's greater Son, in the Millennium.

Now the word used to describe these "strangers" is the Hebrew word zar (or zuwr). It takes its definition, like the other words, from the context. The word appears in connection with enemy aliens or a foreign race (Serpent's seed) with no rights whatsoever in Israel. Oh, they might pretend to be the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, calling themselves "Jews". But even justice is denied the zar. And in all of Israel's national disasters he is reckoned the main contributing factor. Certainly sounds like his brother, Esau.

Verses 11 and 24, "I will utterly destroy the nations where I have scattered you. You won't go unpunished but I will not exterminate you . . . in the latter days or "end times" you will understand this prophecy."

So by the end of Daniel's Seventieth Week, God will have destroyed all of Israel's enemies including "those who say they are Jews (or chosen of God) and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." If we can discover who Israel's historical enemies were back then, we'll know who their enemies are today (Revelation 2:9).

We've already discovered three clues. Firstly, the Tribulation is called the time of "Jacob's Trouble", and we know Jacob's enemy in the Old Testament type was his brother Esau, who claimed the same religion, and worshiped the same God Jacob worshiped. So close as would almost deceive the very elect were it possible. Secondly, these folk are foreigners living among Israel. Jeremiah calls them "zuwr", so they include Serpent's seed. Thirdly, they are the rich ruling class.

Genesis 27:38-41, "Esau said to his father, 'Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me also, O my father.' And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered, 'Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.' And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob'."

A Isaac propesied, the time came when Esau gained dominion and took Jacob's supremacy. They call themselves "Jews", but DON'T call themselves Israelites or Hebrews. They know they are not "Israelites", yet they're fellow-travelers with Jacob. Jacob/Israel has known no enemy so hateful or deadly as Esau/Edom from his childhood to the present day.

Its always so close as would almost deceive the very elected if it were possible. Jesus said in Matthew 10:36, "A man's foes shall be those of his own household."

And note that we are also coming into the time of Jacob's Trouble. The deception will be exposed and 144,000 elect sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will "wrestle" with the Lord until they "overcome" and receive the revelation that baptizes them with the Holy Spirit and a new name, Israel.

Joseph, a type of Christ, was rejected by his brothers and sold as a slave. He eventually became second in the kingdom only to Pharaoh. No man could come to Pharaoh but through Joseph. And no man can come to the Father but through the Son.

In a time of famine, Jacob sent the children of Israel to Egypt to buy food. There is a famine in the land today -- not for bread, but for hearing the true Word of God -- and Israel hasn't heard It for 2,000 years.

When they presented themselves, Joseph pretended not to know his brothers. But when he revealed himself they were so terrified they cried. Scripture says the 144,000 will separate from one another when they see their Atonement, and weep like a family that's lost their only son.

They'll ask, "Where did You get those wounds?"

And He'll say, "In the house of My friends." ("Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him," John 5:18).

Joseph sent his wife into the palace: a type of the Bride who'll be in glory when Jesus reveals Himself to Israel after the Wedding Supper. This will happen during the first three and a half years of the Tribulation when Rome is in covenant with their enemy, the Jews, and two prophets are ministering to Israel. Jacob's Trouble follows after Rome breaks her agreement, and God destroys Israel's enemies.

In Obadiah 7-10 the Lord says of Edom (and the Jewish Encyclopedia acknowledges that "Edom is in Modern Jewry"), "All the men of your confederacy -- your allies (Rome) -- will turn against you, and will take over Jerusalem and Israel. (When they break their covenant in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Mr. Netanyahu, the City of London asset and Israeli Prime Minister, has signed this Agreement already -- Daniel 11:45). They (Rome) promised peace while plotting your destruction. They who eat your bread have laid a trap and you will know nothing about it" (Daniel 9:27).

"In that day not one wise men will remain in all of Edom. For I'll fill the wise men of Edom with stupidity. The mightiest soldiers of Teman (east of Idumea, descendants of a grandson of Esau) shall be confused so that everyone of the mount of Esau will be cut off by slaughter. Because of your violence against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you will be cut off forever" (Obadiah 8-10).

This little Book of Obadiah is a compound prophecy of events that transpired under Nebuchadnezzar, and what will happen soon. For in verses 15 and 18 we read, "The day of vengeance will soon fall upon all the heathen: As you have done to Israel, so shall it be done to you. Your dealing will return upon your own head . . . Israel shall be a fire that sets the dry fields of Edom aflame, and there shall be no survivors of the house of Esau. Thus saith the Lord."

The last book of the Old Testament also points to Esau/Edom as Jacob/Israel's mortal enemy and the focus of God's indignation for ever. Malachi 1:2-5, "'I have loved you deeply', says the Lord to Israel. Yet you say, 'In what way, and how have you loved us?'"

"The Lord replies, 'I showed My love for you by loving Jacob, your father yet I didn't need to. I even rejected his brother Esau, and destroyed his mountains, giving his inheritance to the jackals of the desert'."

(After World War II, Political Zionists, led by extremists, seized control in Palestine. The Impoverishment of the displaced European Jews provided them a powerful lever).

"Edom said, 'Although we're impoverished, we'll return and rebuild the ruins'. But thus saith the Lord, 'They shall build but I will destroy it, for their country is called, "The Land of Wickedness", and the people, "Those Whom God Does Not Forgive" (Exodus 17:16; Numbers 24:20)'."

"When your own eyes see this, you'll say, 'The Lord is great and will be magnified beyond the border of Israel'." (My, my, they'll recognize their Messiah, like Joseph, has taken a Gentile Bride).

Palestine was given by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- the whole House of Israel, "forever". Observe what He says here: "Edom/Esau shall build, but I'll destroy." So the real restoration is yet to come. And those rebuilding in Israel today are not God's people.

One last witness of Scripture that speaks of the day of the Lord is Isaiah 34:5, where God calls Idumea, which is Esau/Edom, "the people of My curse". The Hebrew word for curse is "cherem " meaning something devoted to utter destruction for the holiness of God.

We have followed the trail of the serpent from the original sin in the garden of Eden (which was adultery between Eve and the Devil-incarnate Serpent, whose seed was Cain), to "the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompense for what Esau/Edom has done to Israel" (Isaiah 34:7). By intermarrying with the Serpent's seed people of the land of Canaan, Esau/Edom became Serpent's seed. And John Hyrcanus forcibly converted Esau/Edom to Judaism. Today they form the great majority of so-called "Jews", and are still killing Jacob/Israel to gain the dominion.

Now I'll ask you please to open your Bibles at Ezekiel 38. Of all the ancient names mentioned in the Old Testament, "Gog" has to be one of the most inscrutable. Apart from a Reubenite of this name (I Chronicles 5:4), the word is mentioned only in Ezekiel 38 and 39 and in Revelation 20:7-9.

A traveler of the thirteenth century calls a Tartar chief, "Gog Khan". "Gog" means "to surmount" and denotes one who sets himself like the roof in the midst of heaven and earth, between God and men. God leads Magog, which represents a whole complex of nations under his subjection as vassals.

Up to this point Ezekiel 35-37 have described the gathering of the whole house of Jacob/Israel to the Promised Land in unbelief among a mixed multitude, of their sanctification and God's revelation to the elect 144,000 in the judgment of Esau/Edom. Clearly there is a connection between Esau/Edom and "Gog". In Gog the earlier enemies of Israel reappear.

In Ezekiel 38:17 and 39:8 we see references to a prophesied event in Ezekiel 39:22 -- the execution of God's judgment on the heathen and His "parousia" to Israel. And in Ezekiel 35:14-15 God says, "When the whole earth rejoices, then I will make mount Seir and Idumea desolate."

Clearly there is a connection between Esau/Edom and " Gog ". A clue is found in Ezekiel 38:17 where the Lord says, "Are you he of whom I've spoken unceasingly in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel?" This is retrospective and takes in the entire sequence of prophetic witness from Moses to the time of writing (587BC), and states how this unfulfilled prophecy will be fulfilled in Gog in the end time.

Gog is Esau/Edom, the self-styled Jew and Israel's enemy, who have rejected the dominion of God's spoken Word since Esau despised the birthright, and has contended with Jacob/Israel for world dominion ever since.

Ezekiel 39:8 says that in the day when God destroys the armies of Magog, He will reveal Himself to Israel, and the heathen too shall know He's with Israel. "This is the promised day of visitation".

Ezekiel 39:21-22, "I will demonstrate My glory among the heathen, and all shall see My judgment upon Gog and know that I have done it. And from that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God" (Seven Church Ages, 40:2).

Gog's terrible invasion had been predicted long ago by the earlier prophets, but his name had not been specified. God now identifies Gog with the people spoken of in those former prophecies.

The prophecies of the "former days" include:-

Isaiah 34:5-6 which calls for utter destruction upon the armies of all the nations in this final battle, names Esau/Edom, saying, "My sword shall be bathed in heaven (casting-out Satan and his demons -- Revelation 12:8-9), then fall upon Idumea, the descendants of Esau, whom I have cursed to judgment. My sword will be filled with his blood and made fat by his flesh as though I were slaying lambs and goats for sacrifice, for the LORD will slay a great sacrifice in Bozrah (the capital of Edom), and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea."

Isaiah 63:1, "Who is this Who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? One glorious in his apparel, striding triumphantly in the greatness of his might? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."

Joel 3:9-21 speaking of this last war says in verse 19, " Esau/Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, because of their violence against the children of Judah, and because they've shed innocent blood in their land."

These Scriptures identify the people described by the prophets in former days as opposing Israel and the Lord, with " Gog". Many have taken "Gog" to mean Russia, but such a suggestion should enjoy the full support of Scripture. Persia (Elam), Ethiopia (Cush) and Libya (Phut) were literal people, as were Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah (Ezekiel 38:2, 5-6). So Gog, their chief ruler or "king of kings" must also be an historic person and race. There is no Bible reference that would identify the Russians with "He of whom God spoke in former days". The Tzarist regime did not begin until the first Tsar, Ivan IV, conquered and annexed the adjoining countries, in consequence of which, a Russian confederation was formed. Prior to the sixteenth century, Russia was not a composite national entity and could not have been the entity of which the Lord spoke "in former days by the prophets of Israel".

But there was a people of Mongol- Turko origin whose kingdom was in the Caucasus above Georgia in what became Southern Russia who were converted to Talmudic Judaism in AD740. These people are Hittites, like Esau/Edom. They overcame Russia and are the people spoken of by the former prophets who will come from the north. After AD765, their empire ceased, and as their political independence waned to extinction, this Asiatic mixture began to migrate. While history writes-off the Khazars following a joint Byzantine-Rus defeat in AD1016, they constituted the largest group of Jewish people at that time. They had already begun to establish themselves in the north. We read of a group coming to Kiev in AD986 in a misguided attempt to convert Vladimir.

According to Poliak, "The popular Jewish legend doesn't remember a "Khazar" kingdom but a kingdom of the "Red Jews" (Khazaria -- The History of a Jewish Kingdom in Europe (Hebrew) Mossad Bialik, Tel Aviv, 1951).

Baron writes, "Jews of other lands were flattered by the existence of an independent Jewish state. Popular imagination found here a particularly fertile field. Just as the Biblically-minded Slavonic epics speak of "Jews" rather than Khazars, so did western Jews long after romantic tales around those "Red Jews," so styled because of the slight Mongolian pigmentation of many Khazars" (A Social and Religious History of the Jews, Vol. III, p. 204; Vol. IV, pp. 202-4 and notes, New York, 1957).

In 1917, the Khazars successfully invaded Russia from the United States and took control in a bloody revolution. They were financed by Khazar bankers in New York, London and Europe who thus extended their colonies beyond the US and nominally British Empire into Europe and Asia.

The National Geographic Magazine, (Vol. XVIII, May, 1907, p. 314), says of the 1905 Russian Revolution, ". . . the revolutionary leaders nearly all belonged to the Jewish race, and the most effective revolutionary agency is the Jewish Bund."

The American Hebrew Magazine, (September 10, 1920) said that the 1917 "Bolshevist revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a new order of the world."

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations published "Jew and Non-Jew" by Martin A. Meyer which states, "Socialism was originated by Jews; and today Jews play a leading role in its spread and interpretation."

The Jewish Encyclopedia (1905, Vol. XI, p. 418) states, "Jews have been prominently identified with the modern Socialist movement from its very inception."

The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. IX, 1943) says under "Soviet Russia:" "The majority of Jewish radicals adhered to democratic socialism" (p. 668).

The Jewish Chronicle (April 4, 1919) said, "There is much in the fact that so many Jews are Bolsheviks, in the fact that the ideals of Bolshevism are at many points consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism."

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise is quoted in The American Bulletin (May 15, 1935) as saying, "Some call it Marxism - I call it Judaism."

"Communism and Judaism are one and the same" (Hilary Cotter, Cardinal Minszenty, The Truth About His Real "Crime," p. 6).

In his book, "Stalin, Trotsky, or Lenin" (p. 414, 1937), George Marlen stated: "If the tide of history does not turn toward Communist Internationalism then the Jewish race is doomed."

Harry Watson wrote in "A Program for the Jews and an Answer to all Anti-Semites" (p. 148, 1939): "It is not an accident that Judaism gave birth to Marxism, and it is not an accident that the Jews readily took up Marxism, all that is in perfect accord with the progress of Judaism and the Jews."

"After all, wasn't the revolution prepared and fashioned by Jews? Both of Karl Marx' (Mordecai) grandfathers were rabbis, and Lenin's grandfather was also Jewish. And wasn't Kakov Sverdlov, the first Chief of State, a Jew, as was Trotsky himself?" (Stuart Kahan, Wolf In The Kremlin, p. 81, 1987).

I contend upon the evidence of Scripture, history, and THUS SAITH THE LORD of the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, that the people who invaded Russia are Esau/Edom, the ancient enemy of Jacob/Israel. Ezekiel, Jesus and John called them "Gog". Daniel called Gog, the king of the North, the leader of the Confederation of Soviet Republics, who will also lead the kings of the East.

Gog is Russia. Not the Russian people themselves, but their foreign Zionist-Communist rulers . Every US citizen must know Gog, because American taxpayers have funded Communist Russia for seventy years through the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment Fund and many other tax-exempt trusts and foundations, shanghaied off Wall Street over the years by Esau/Edom.

Brother Branham said, "What made Russia Communist is the weakness of the Catholic church there, that took all the money from the people and gave them nothing back. They didn't live any different lives or everything else. That's what's turning the whole world to be Communist. That's right." (Show Us the Father, 62-0722).

"They say Communism will go take the world over. Don't you believe that. Communism ain't going to do nothing. Show me one place in the Bible where Communism will ever take over. The Bible says Romanism will take over, not Communism. Look at Daniel's vision. Not Communism, it's a puppet in God's hands to destroy Romanism. You fear that, not Communism" (It is I, Be Not Afraid, 62-0726).

"Why is Communism coming? Why is the world being swallowed up? Why could one percent of Russia (that's all that's Communist), ninety-nine percent is still Christian. One percent of Russia controls the rest of the eastern world: Communism. Why can it do it? The Bible said it would" (We Have Seen His Star and Have Come to Worship Him, 25:166).

And Communism has already conquered the West. Noam Chomsky said, "People don't know what's happening, and they don't even know that they don't know." For instance, how many Americans are aware that all US Presidents from Woodrow Wilson have been Communists? Oh not saying card-carrying Party Members, but they were controlled by Zionists, and Jewish-led Think Tanks, like the CFR and Trilateral Commission that dictated their policies, which are all Communist in principle. Globalism and internationalism is Communism.

In Australia most of our post-War Prime Ministers have been Fabian Communists. Not members of the Fabian Society, but their policies are Fabian Communist, including those of present incumbent, John Howard.

Communism is not a Party, it is the spirit of egalitarianism which must lead to anarchy. It is the absurd claim of Thomas Jefferson that "all men are created equal". But Communism, wherever it was forced upon people, has proved George Orwell's Animal Farm correct in that "all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." The Bible calls Communism "Laodicea", or "rights of the people".

Our sham democracies, the mental conditioning and programing corps we call schools and universities, our filthy entertainments, anti-Christian churches and big business, are imbued with the spirit of Communism and the Talmud which are enmity against God's Bible. No longer are there any absolutes. He who dares wins, and the Devil take the hindmost. Nowhere is this more evident than in attempts by corporations to make the rules by which we live.

The money power elites are trying to reorganize global economic structures and political power. Their primary tools are the trade accords, including GATT and the World Trade Organization which was created to enforce GATT's rules, NAFTA, and now the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).

The same people who brought us GATT and NAFTA have been locked in secret negotiations, conspiring with our elected representatives since 1995 to push an agreement on the MAI. The press, consumer and democracy groups, environmentalists, small businesses, labor, and other NGOs were excluded.

Professor Marjorie Cohen (Simon Fraser University) said, "The MAI was designed solely to discipline nations in the interests of the one class which enjoys world citizenship -- the international investor" (Hearings on the MAI Panel on Corporate, Consuner and Social Implications, Ottowa, November 26, 1997). These people have world citizenship but no inheritance in this world or in the World to come (Genesis 4:9-11). The swine even suggested that signing the MAI should become a precondition to any IMF assistance or even overseas aid. The new face of colonialism.

This week in Paris, this "golem" (or created monster) called the MAI, was defeated -- for the time being at least.

When WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero called the MAI "the Constitution for a single global economy", he meant a world where the rules are not made by elected officials, labor unions, or the democratic process. The rules would be made by investors, speculators, and multinational corporations whose only interests are profit and acquisition. But most lawmakers had never heard of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment." Neither had the vast majority of our citizens.

Communism is Zionism, which is identified with Esau/Edom. God has allowed this ungodliness to raise up to destroy the false Church. And it will, but it will annihilate itself and destroy all life on earth in the process.

Jacob and Esau struggled in the womb. At birth, when Jacob grabbed Esau by the heel, it showed Jacob/Israel would overcome when he prevailed with the Angel of the Lord, and that he would overcome his adversary. We've identified Esau/Edom and seen how he rules by his propaganda against the Word of God; by his bloodshed, and by his corrupt money power. But what of Jacob/Israel? Who is he?

Jacob/Israel is the True and elect Church of the Lord Jesus. Those who recognized Christ's "parousia" in this day, and have His Life on display for all to see. The earthly Bride of the Heavenly Bride Groom, made-up of both Hebrews and Gentiles. And very, very few in number. Perhaps hundreds out of all the hundreds of thousands who follow this end-time Message. Maybe less. By the grace of God, you and I are among that little flock called Spiritual Israel.

Shortly after the end of Grace, Christ will translate His precious Bride, and take Her Home. After the Wedding Supper He'll return in the Tribulation to reveal Himself to Jacob, who is natural Israel.

Jacob or natural Israel is born of the pure blood-line all the way from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with absolutely no miscegenation in the line of the Serpent. Although unconverted, he has returned to the Land of the Covenant in obedience to the Law and the prophets, awaiting Elijah and the other prophet of Zechariah 4, to introduce his Messiah.

During the tribulation, the revelation of the Message of these two prophets will convert Jacob and his name will become Israel. After this, Esau/Edom will kill all 144,000 elect Israelites. Armageddon will set in, destroying all life on earth. Satan will be bound for a thousand years, because all of his subjects will be in the grave until the general resurrection. Then the trail of the serpent will be forever cut off before the White Throne Judgment. bb981104.htm
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