Bible Believers' Newsletter 125
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Big Brother Immune from Prosecution
First we have a federal killer who may not be prosecuted because he works for the Feds. Then, on a much larger scale, the world's most obnoxious policeman and Big Brother is concerned that he himself might be prosecuted for killing others!
Federal courts won't let Idaho prosecute Lon Horiuchi, the FBI sniper who killed Vicki Weaver during the 1992 standoff at Ruby Ridge. The Weaver family was awarded a multimillion-dollar settlement in a civil suit. Full Story: gspence.htm
While offering millions to track down war crimes suspects in the Balkan war engineered by the City of London, like Israel who claim the statute of limitations when nations try to convict her soldiers of proven atrocities, then after fifty-years, pursues ninety-year-old soldiers for atrocities they did not commit, the US is trying to carve out a blanket exemption protecting American soldiers from being hunted down and prosecuted by the new UN court.
Not only was Kosovo a dismal failure of the puffed up military alliance of 19 nations, but NATO now knows that the next time they contemplate bombing Serbia, it will be only over the dead body of the Russian. Meaning WW III.
The Abomination that makes Desolate
In Leviticus 26, God informed Israel of the blessings of obedience and warned of the curses for disobedience to His Law, for idolatry, neglect of His sabbaths, and disrespect to His sanctuary should their lack of sanctification or ungodliness make it unclean and desolate.
Leviticus 26:31, "I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not receive your offerings of incense".
The purpose of the Law and its ordinances was to separate clean from unclean; always remember "that without holiness no man shall see God," and that the Mercy Seat without Blood—is a Judgment Seat. Should the altar become profaned, Israel's continual sacrifice must cease to be offered, precluding intercession by the priest before the golden altar of incense, and the removal of the sins of individual Israelites and of the nation.
Though Jesus had overcome all the assaults of His enemies in the Temple they declined to give Him their faith, at length by their absolute silence. As Lord of the temple which had rejected Him in the person of those with legal authority in it, Messiah, the Spirit, the hope of the Gentiles and the blessing of Israel was murdered in the temple, and from that time onward it was "the Jews' house" and a hall of desolation (Matthew 23:38-39).
In Matthew 24:1-3 "Jesus departed the temple and His disciples came to Him, admiring the stones and buildings of the temple which was the pride of the nation." [The whole temple had been built with the greatest cost and magnificence, so nothing was more stupendous than the uncommon measure of those stones, some of which, particularly those employed in the foundations, were above 90 feet in length; and the superstructure was worthy of such foundations. And some of the stones were of the whitest marble, 70 feet long, 8 feet high, and 9 feet broad. Indeed, the marble of the temple was so white that, according to Josephus, it appeared at a distance like a mountain of snow; while the gilding of several of its external parts, especially when the sun shone upon it, rendered it a most splendid and beautiful spectacle (Bishop Newton).
"Jesus said to them, do you see all these buildings? Truly I assure you, not one stone here shall be left upon another, which will not be thrown down." [These words fell on the ears of the disciples and awed them into silence; besides, Judea was at peace. It was not till they had crossed to the Mount of Olives that even the foremost and most favoured ventured to ask their questions].
By observing these things, the disciples suggest what a pity that such a grand edifice should be destroyed, and how unaccountable it is that a place of so much strength could easily be demolished. Titus was desirous of preserving it and the city and sent Josephus and other Jews again and again to persuade them to a surrender, but One greater than Titus had determined it otherwise. The Jews themselves first set fire to the porticoes of the temple, then the Romans. One soldier, neither waiting for any command, nor trembling at such an attempt, but urged by a certain Divine impulse, says Josephus, mounted the shoulder of his companion, thrust a burning brand in at the golden window, and thereby set fire to the building of the temple itself. Titus ran immediately to the temple, and commanded the soldiers to extinguish the flame; but neither exhortations nor threatenings could restrain their violence; they either could not, or would not hear those behind encouraging those before to set fire to the temple. Titus was still for preserving the holy place, and commanded his soldiers to be beaten for disobeying him. But a certain warlike and vehement fury, overcame their reverence for their general, and their dread of his commands. A soldier, in the dark, set fire to the doors; and thus, as Josephus says, the temple was burned against the will of Caesar. The city also shared the same fate, and was burned and destroyed. The Romans burned the extremest parts of the city, and demolished the walls; three towers only and some part of the wall were left standing, for the better encampment of the soldiers, and to show to posterity what a city, and how fortified, the valour of the Romans had taken. All the rest of the city was so demolished and leveled with the ground, that they who came to see it could not believe it had ever been inhabited.
Hegesippus the Nazarene, a Christian chronicler of the early Church who wrote against the heresies of the Gnostics and of Marcion said, "Titus was astonished, when he destroyed the temple; at which time his soldiers plundered it, and took away "the gifts," with which it is was adorned. These rich and valuable things were dedicated to it, and either laid up in it, or hung upon its walls and pillars as was usual in other temples. These may have included the golden table given by Pompey, and the spoils which Herod dedicated; and particularly the golden vine, which was a gift of his; besides multitudes of other valuable things, which were greatly enriching and ornamental to it."
Thus the prophetic Words of Moses and Jesus Messiah were fulfilled. Isaiah 55:11, "My Word that goes forth from My mouth it shall not return to Me void, but shall accomplish what I desire and prosper in the matter whereto I sent it." Judea would murder their Messiah, God's true Temple, and Israel's near Kinsman Redeemer: "His blood would upon them and their children" (Matthew 27:25).
"And as Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives that evening, the disciples came to Him privately, asking, Tell us, 1). When shall these things be? And 2). What shall be the sign of Your (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming? And 3). What shall be the sign of the consummation?"
1). The first question asked by the disciples was fulfilled in AD70 when the Israelites were betrayed by lawless assimilated Edomite Jews (Genesis 3:15) whose forebears had betrayed the Judeans to Nebuchadnezzar and razed the first temple.
2). Their second question was "what shall be the sign of Your (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming." This passage is the first occurrence of the Greek word 'parousia,' which was so prominent in the teaching of the Epistles (I Thessalonians 2:19; 3:13; James 5:7; I John 2:28, etc.). It refers to Christ's unseen second Coming: His arrival and subsequent Presence in W_O_R_D form through the revelation of the Seven Seals by His Prophet William Branham. This was not His second physical advent which will take place after the consummation of life and the binding of Satan when Jesus and the glorified New Testament saints "tread down the nuclear ashes of the wicked" into the millennium (Malachi 4:1-3). This has been a stumbling block to most denominational believers for centuries because they have been anticipating the glorified Man to mysteriously drop from the sky, despite the fact Jesus told us NOT to look for the Man but for restoration of the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints (Matthew 24:22-28; Zechariah 14:7; Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Jude 3).
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form. Brother Branham said, "How will . . . the people that's believing Him know it unless they're constantly in the Word, to know what He is! Daniel said, "The wise shall know; but the foolish, the unwise, wouldn't know. They shall know their God." Now, now, how He shall appear in the last days, is to bring the people back to the Word, so that the Bride will know Her Husband, know Her Mate, the revealed Word. That's why this has to happen".
We are blessed to live at the most glorious point in world history. The mystery of God was finished in 1963 when Christ opened the Sealed Book and returned to earth in W_O_R_D form through the lips of His Prophet William Branham. By God's grace we now have the perfect interpretation of His Word with divine vindication drawing us to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Paul said, "when that which is perfect or complete—the fullness of the Word—is come, that which was in part, PART-Word and Christ's mediation for the fullness of the Word, shall be done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). Meanwhile, the world is falling apart again: the apostate (once) Protestant churches and once Christian nations, having rejected their Lord and put Him without the camp, are quite insane. Witness the united States as "the image unto the beast" on its inevitable decline, led to perdition by Satan on his "pale horse with authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth".
"The sign of Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming" prophesied in Daniel 7:9, Revelation 1:14 and 10:1-4 was the Pillar of Cloud that appeared on February 28, 1963 warning the world of impending judgment in the dispensation change from Son of God and Mediator, to the prophetic Office Son of man and Judge as mandated by God's first Bible, "The Witness of the Stars" (Psalm 19:1-3). Isaiah 34:4, 40:8, Matthew 24:29, Romans 10:14-18, Revelation 6:13-14 and 12:8-9 assure us "God's Word that is forever settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89). These images were published in the May 17, 1963 issue of Life Magazine. Science, (April 19, 1963), Weatherwise, (June, 1963), scientific journals, Encyclopaedia Year Books, and books on Meteorology. Scientists and astronomers have been unable to provide a natural explanation for this phenomenon.
This Cloud manifest a second time, on March 8, 1963, over Mount Sunset, Arizona, seen only by the Prophet who was caught up with the theophanies of the angels to the first six Church Ages to complete the fullness of the Spirit that had anointed each Messenger in portion. This symbolism was necessary because only the fullness of the Spirit could reveal Christ, the fullness of the Word. A prophet is always a sign of judgment and in addition to a sign in the heavens, the Lord must send and vindicate a prophet to deliver warning and a way to escape the oncoming storm of judgment (Genesis 18:17; Isaiah 48:5; Amos 3:7). Brother Branham was the greatest prophet since Enoch who warned of the consummation by water; his ministry "proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God" and warned of the soon coming destruction by nuclear fire (Isaiah 61:2b; Malachi 4:4:1-3, 5, 6b).
In Newsletter 752, "Debunking? the Seventh Angel and His Message" we discuss this Supernatural phenomenon above the atmosphere where there is no moisture to form a cloud. Many times the Prophet foretold its appearance. In his Message, "Is this the Sign of the End Time, Sir" (62-1230e) six brethren described their spiritual dreams and one described a vision, they came to pass on March 8, 1963.
3). The disciple's third question was "what shall be the sign of the consummation of life?" Jesus described these signs throughout the Gospels and in the Book of Revelation. For instance, in the remainder of Matthew 24 He outlined the following two thousand years, sketching the function of the six written Seals, the ministry of Israel's two witnesses, Christ's mediation in the office Son of God, and His unseen parousia Coming in the office Son of Man after the close of the seven Church Ages when redemption was over. In Matthew 25 He explained His parousia coming to us Gentiles and elaborated on its purpose, the millennium, and the Great White Throne Judgment.
In accordance with Leviticus 26 Nebuchadnezzar made the temple desolate as prophesied by the Jeremiah 25:1-18. So when Daniel prayed he implored, "Hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate" (Daniel 9:17).
The Babylonian Empire was succeeded by Medo-Persia which set Judah free to return to Jerusalem. In 334BC Alexander the Great invaded the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire and began a series of campaigns that lasted 10 years. Thus the Medo-Persian Empire was succeeded by the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great which upon his untimely death was divided among his four generals.
Antiochus Epiphanes IV who ruled the Syrian division desolated the temple by sacrificing a sow on the great altar, making a broth of its carcass and scattering it about the sanctuary. He burned the Torah, forbad circumcision, and in 167BC, dedicated the temple to the Olympic spirit of Jupiter or Zeus, whose incarnation he claimed to be.
Daniel, 8:9-13, "He challenged (Michael) the Prince of the saints, stopped the continual sacrifice, and profaned God's sanctuary. It was because of Judah's transgressions that God gave up His people and their sacrifice. And the wicked prospered and cast down the truth to the ground. Then Daniel heard one saint ask another, when will the daily sacrifice be restored, and for how long will the transgression of desolation cause both the sanctuary and the people to be trodden under foot?"
Daniel 11:31 also alludes to Antiochus Epiphanes "polluting the sanctuary of strength, by taking away the daily sacrifice, and placing the abomination that makes desolate." He was a type of the final antichrist and as we read through this chapter, the prophecy points to that end-time prince of Rome when he is incarnate by Satan and called the beast (Revelation 13:1-8; 17:11-18; 19:20; 20:10).
In the Hebrew of the Old Testament and the Greek of the New, the word 'abomination' refers to some detestable thing, like unclean food, mixed marriages, swine or an idol that profanes the sanctuary or is otherwise abhorrent, or an appallment laying to waste.
Clearly we are living in a detestable era wherein those things that are condoned and even encouraged by church and state are "abomination to the Lord God." For instance:
Leviticus 20:13, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them".
Deuteronomy 22:5, "The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the Lord your God".
Deuteronomy 24:1-4, "When a man takes a wife, and marries her, if he has found some indecency in her (Deuteronomy 22:13-21): then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out from his house, and she leaves and goes and becomes another man's wife, if the latter husband turns against her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife; then her former husband who sent her away may not take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the Lord: and you shall not bring sin on the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance".
Deuteronomy 27:15, "Cursed is the man who makes a graven image or a molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up [the idol] in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen".
Proverbs 12:22, "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are His delight".
Proverbs 20:10, "Diverse weights, and diverse measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord".
Daniel 9:27; 12:11, "The pope of the Roman Universal church will make a firm covenant with Jewry for one week [of years]: and in the midst of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering, to enforce the abomination [of her trinity dogma which is the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:15-18)] he will desolate Israel's third temple, even until the consummation, and that decreed will be poured upon the desolate".
Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14, "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains." At that time "the abomination of desolation" was Roman Legionnaires surveying Jerusalem from Mount Scopus prior to their investment. As I write "the abomination of desolation" is es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock. This will be demolished by the earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 and replaced by ,"a house of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 58:7. its dedication in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week will be usurped by the Devil-incarnate pope and it will become "the abomination of desolation." "That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God" (Luke 16:15).
Revelation 21:27, "Nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall enter the gates of New Jerusalem, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life".
Throughout Scripture there were many abominations that have desolated God's sanctuary. Jesus prophesied, "Destroy this Temple [of My body], and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). "We are members of His Body, of His flesh, and of His bones . . . we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed" (Ephesians 5:30; I Corinthians 15:51).
Speaking on the Mount of Olives He prophesied, "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so reads, let him understand): this is the signal for those in Judea to escape to the mountains: anyone on the housetop should not come down to take anything out of his house: neither let he who is in the field return back for his clothes. And woe to them with child, and to they who give suck in those days! But pray that your flight be not in the winter [when the hills are full of snow], neither on the sabbath day" when the City gates are closed for you will be trapped (Matthew 24:3, 15-20).
"The abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel" would be perpetrated by Rome, the fourth Gentile world empire that would raze the Temple, and He foretold two desolations by Rome.
Daniel 9:26-27, "After seven weeks and three score and two weeks (483 prophetic years each of 360-days counting from the going forth of king Cyrus' command "to restore and to build Jerusalem") Messiah will be unjustly executed and left with nothing: and the people of [Roman Generals Vespasian and his son Titus who shall come will destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a military overthrow . . ."
The Roman prince of whom Daniel speaks in verse 26 is the one to whom Jesus referred in Matthew 24:15 and Luke 21:20. This first desolation by Rome was when the army of General Titus, later Caesar, destroyed the City and temple in AD70.
Daniel's seventy weeks are reckoned against 490 sabbtical years or 70 jubilees in which the Judeans cultivated the land instead of allowing it to rest. Consequently God had them taken as captives to Babylon for 70 years while their land enjoyed its desolations of rest (Leviticus 26:34-35; II Chronicles 36:20-21; Jeremiah 29:10-12). Daniel's Seventy Weeks commenced with Cyrus' command to terminate the Captivity and release the Judeans.
". . . and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."
This is Israel's "war" of unbelief and disobedience against the Lord God. This will continue unto the end of Daniel's Seventieth Week when the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's instructions to Daniel are fulfilled (Daniel 9:24) and the nation of 144,000 elect Israelites is born-again in one day, their revelation will "anoint the Most Holy"—Israel's King Jesus and His Wife, their Gentile Queen, the elect Church. Brother Branham said, "His people had just crowned Him King of kings and Lord of lords; [they are] coming back to His holy Temple, [their King and Queen] anointed with the Presence of God to live and to reign through the Millennium with His Church. Amen! The appearing with the mighty King to take Her place at His side, the new royal anointed Temple."
[I Corinthians 6:19-20, "Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Ghost Who is in you, Whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body"].
"Now, the sixfold purpose of Revelations 6:1 to Revelations 19:21 is fulfilled" (The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Vision to Daniel, p. 70:134-135).
Once born-again these elect Israelites will be martyred (Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11; 14:12-13; 15:2-4) which will bring the consummation of the six thousand years through which man has laboured against sin, and our thousand year sinless day of rest, the millennium.
Luke 21:24, "The Judeans shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations (after Titus destroys the City): and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" then God will open the eyes of Israel's elect (Romans 11:25).
Daniel 9:27, "And the prince of Rome [the Devil-incarnate Pope in Daniel's Seventieth Week after the close of the Gentile dispensation] will covenant with the Jewry for one week of years: And in the midst of the week [when the global economy is prospering he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation [which Jewry will have restored] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate".
The second Roman desolation of the Temple will be caused when the Pope profanes the third temple the Jews will erect on Mount Moriah. He will do away with the animal sacrifices that will have been restored, seat himself in the temple and force his trinitarian "mark of the beast" upon the Jews as he imposed it upon us Gentiles following the First Nicaea Council (Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 12:8-17; 13:4-18).
I'll paraphrase what Paul wrote in II Thessalonians 2:1-12, "We implore you, brethren, by the "parousia" Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him; that you don't become nervous and unsettled if you hear of visions from Fatima, superstitious rumors or secret revelations contrary to the Word, that the day of Christ [and the end of the Gentile dispensation and Daniel's Seventieth Week] are at hand."
[This explains what Jesus meant when He said, "If they say I am in Jerusalem, in Rome or some secret place, believe them not. My "parousia" Coming will be universal and cannot be observed by the eye but must be seen (or understood) by faith" (Matthew 24:23-28).
Look up the word "coming" in your Greek lexicon and learn to distinguish between the words 'parousia' and 'erchomai.' In II Thessalonians 2:1-2 Paul is telling us to remember that this is a 'parousia' Coming and not the physical return of a Man. So there is no need to chase rumors or visions because His Presence will be manifest to all of the saints individually by their faith or understanding of the mysteries that were hidden under the Seven Seals.
Christ's 'parousia' is God's Presence made known personally to His saints in the fullness of His Word through the revelation of the Seven Seals. It is this common understanding that calls both the wise and foolish virgins OUT from "her," Rome and her once Protestant harlot daughter churches INTO "Him," Christ the Word (Matthew 25:1-13; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4).
Remember the church is a woman, and on the forehead of the Judaeo-Roman church Jesus saw "the caption: mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth" whereas a plate of pure gold on the mitre of Israel's high was engraved, "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" (Leviticus 26:36-38; Revelation 17:5). Rome is the final desolator; her Devil-incarnate Pope will profane the third the temple.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for Daniel's Seventieth Week shall not commence until the whole world apostatizes, then that man of sin, the son of perdition will be publicly revealed; who defies all gods and tears down all objects of worship or adoration until he enters the temple of God, claiming himself to be God."
"You should remember I told you this when I was with you. And know that it is only the Presence of the Holy Spirit that prevents him from revealing himself now. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: however the Holy Spirit will continue to restrain him until He leaves the earth in the departure of His Body, Christ's Bride."
"After this the Wicked One will be made known to the world, whom the Lord shall consume with the Word and render powerless with the brightness of his 'parousia' [because Light disperses darkness, and he cannot stand before faith]. Satan's 'parousia' will be accompanied by miracles, signs, lying wonders and in all of the deceitfulness of unrighteousness in his followers who will perish because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved" (John 14:6b; II Thessalonians 2:5-12; Revelation 13:3-4, 8; 19:15).
Satan has been incarnating himself gradually through the spirit of antichrist by "the deeds of the nicolaitans which Jesus hates" and which became "the doctrine of the nicolaitans" when the Judaeo-Roman church was organized in AD325 at the First Nicaea Council; eventually the false prophet was made pope and crowned with a triple crown. Soon the pope will be incarnate by Satan, and as the beast he will be worshipped by the lost.
Jesus said, "Thy Word is truth" and these perish because God did not receive their advances. God's love is elective love. He loves whom He will because He is sovereign, and He is perfect. It is not that the Man of Sin and his followers don't love God; but God hates them because they do not receive His love, the Word. And to reject faith and the seal of God is to take the mark of the beast. The evidence of God's love is communion or fellowship with Him by faith (John 16:13). Spiritual revelation is God communicating with you, personally expressing your mutual relationship.
"Because they have rejected relationship with Him by faith, God will send them a strong delusion, causing them to believe the lie [Satan told Eve—that God loves everybody, so it matters not what one believes so long as you love Jesus]. And those who take pleasure in unrighteousness [by reasoning against the faith], receive the mark of the beast and are damned for not being restored to the truth" (Malachi 4:6; Revelation 22:10-19).
The last abomination that makes desolate will be Rome's final Pope incarnate by Satan who will unite the world in Roman Catholicism against the Word, and together with his deceived followers, he will be cast into the lake of Fire after Armageddon.
Revelation 19:20, "And the [Devil-incarnate] beast was taken, and with him the false prophet [Pope emeritus] who performed miracles in his presence [claiming infallibility in Peter's chair], with which he deceived all who received the mark of the beast [trinitarianism], and who worshipped his Protestant image. These were cast alive into the lake of Fire burning with brimstone" (Revelation 2:20-23).
Es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock is the present "abomination that makes the sanctuary desolate" and prevents Israel from reviving their animal sacrifices and temple worship. Here Abraham was to offer Isaac, a type of Christ who was sacrificed on this mountain for Adam's entire race. Jerusalem is God's only provided place of worship for those under the Old Covenant (Deuteronomy 16:2, 5-6). God requires all adult male Israelites to assemble on this mountain three times in the year to observe the feasts of Unleavened Bread and Passover, Pentecost and Booths. Until Israel observes the Old Covenant they claim to believe, God cannot open their eyes to His New Covenant. The earthquake that divides the Mount of Olives will demolish es Sakhra and an irresistible Muslim invasion will cause a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews enabling Jacob's children to return for redemption without "fear of the Jews".
Despite the illegal actions of the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews Donald Trump and Jared Kushner in Palestine and the Golan Heights, their impasse is without geopolitical or diplomatic resolution. To Christians it is of historic and prophetic interest only, for unlike Moslems, self-styled Jews, Israelites and Roman Catholics, who are mutual enemies, we are sojourners with no continuing city here; ours is a Spiritual Kingdom Headquartered in heaven. In God's time His hand will cleanse the temple site of this abomination, as prophesied in Zechariah 14:1-4:"behold, the day of the Lord comes, when God will gather all nations to fight against Jerusalem; the city will be taken and the houses rifled, the loot divided, and the women raped; half the city shall go into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city."
Jerusalem was made an international city by UN Resolution 181 of 1947, and when the State of Israel was proclaimed at midnight, May 14, 1948, Palestine was already partitioned, with the Eastern half of Old Jerusalem in Jordan (whose King is responsible for maintaining and protecting the Dome of the Rock).
The Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) saw the whole of Jerusalem brought under Israeli sovereignty, igniting religious and multilateral conflicts that have blazed ever since. In 1975, the Houston Chronicle reported Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proposed "that Jerusalem become an international city with the control of holy places and the religious administration given to the pope." Since then, the Vatican has itself proposed moving from Rome to Jerusalem, and has held numerous meetings to that effect with high-ranking Ashkenazim-Jewish officials of the Marxist State of Israel.
The Covenant of Daniel 9:27 giving the Vatican Political Authority over Jerusalem was settled in 1993. In a story broken first by La Stampa in Italy, Shishi in Israel, and verified with documented proof in Haaretz, on May 1993, Shimon Peres promised the pope hegemony of the Old City of Jerusalem by the end of the year 2000.
In July, 1997, the powerful Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) finally revealed its plans for Israel in its Middle East Task Force Report, headed by Henry Seigman. It was recommended that Israel withdraw to its 1948 lines, that Jerusalem be divided, and that half the city be the capital of a Palestinian state.
On March 6, 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared, "The year 2000 is the year for the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. . ." Under the terms of the new peace accord signed in with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, September 2000 is the target date for completion of final status negotiations. President Arafat was poisoned and twenty years later Palestine is still occupied by so-called Jews.
The last reference to "the abomination that makes desolate" found in the Book of Daniel does not refer to es Sakhra, but to the Beast who will cancel the daily sacrifice the Jews will have restored, and enforce Roman Catholicism by the military might of his (once) Protestant image (Revelation 13:8; 15-18). "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days" (Daniel 12:11-12).
Referring to this final abomination that makes desolate, Jesus "saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the Christian martyrs: . . . and in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Revelation 17:6; 18:24). nl125.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.