Bible Believers' Newsletter 424
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The 'hidden hand' has sucked in all power like a black hole and their 'human cattle' are apprehensive as a seventy percent cull is planned. But when earthquakes move earth from its axis at the opening of the Sixth Seal, the powers of heaven will be shaken. The firmament will dissolve as a scroll when it is rolled together. The sun will become black, the full moon will be red with volcanic eruptions, and the stars will seem to fall as Satan and his angels are cast out into the earth. But perfect love casts out foreboding of the unknown future as revelation dissolves ignorance of things that are to be.
Peter tells us to put on the character and virtues of Christ, "For if you possess these qualities increasingly, they will render your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ neither inactive nor unproductive; while he who does not have these is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten that he was purged of his unbelief. Therefore, brethren, be zealous to confirm your calling and election, for if you do these things you will never fall".
Paul lamented over a Brother backslidden into Israelitish works of self-righteousness, declaring, "I fear and am afraid I have labored over you in vain".
This week I heard from a Brother who saw and heard things contrary to the truths we have taught. And processing his carnal experience through reasoning, memory, conscience, affection and imagination, listened to Satan's "strong delusion with all deceivableness of unrighteousness."
Brethren, we are not to trust our ten senses, which were given to contact this material world. God is not building His Kingdom on what ten senses tell us. We are to filter all things through the rock of Spiritual revelation of His Word and hard facts, then believe our sixth sense which is the mind of God in us.
Our Brother listened to my ministry and believed. But belief means little until it becomes faith. Faith is the evidence of things not seen, touched, heard, tasted or smelled. Faith comes from "receiving the word with all readiness of mind, then proving all things" so your soul is anchored in unshakable truths personally established, not in a second-hand religion.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Earthquake Risk rattles Allstate
March 24, 2006 The chance of a major earthquake hitting Ohio may be low, but it's not remote enough for one major insurer.
Allstate Insurance Co., battered over the past 15 months by seven of the 10 most-expensive catastrophes in the company's history, is taking steps to reduce its exposure to disasters by discontinuing writing residential and commercial earthquake coverage in most of the nation, including Ohio. The company also is planning to shed some of the 407,000 earthquake policies it has in force nationwide.
"What we're doing is a prudent action to reduce property exposure to catastrophic events," Karen Spica, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based company, told Business First. Full story: columbus.bizjournals.com
Is Western North America targeted by Scalar Weapons?
March 28, 2006 As Americans are distracted by manufactured news of an impending attack on Iran or the baseless threat of a bird flu epidemic, a dedicated campaign of electronic scalar tectonic warfare is ongoing worldwide that will bring America to the brink of destruction.
Within months, and possibly weeks, the northwestern coast of the United States will experience a tectonic and volcanic cataclysm quite unlike any other in recorded history. In the process, millions of people will die or be injured. The American economy will be shaken to its very foundations. In the process, a draconian form of martial law will be declared that will make our once cherished institute of constitutional democracy a thing of the past.
What would you think if you were told that America was being subjected to a series of irregular, electronically induced scalar tectonic attacks? What if you were shown seismic waveforms with anomalies that do not correspond to normal earthquake activity? Most people would think those waveforms and the claims that preceded them were just a hoax. Unfortunately, what you are about to view is not a hoax. . .
Where before it was guns and bombs, now there is electronic technology available that allows for a new kind of war: One that can do infinitely greater harm than previous weaponry. One that is essentially invisible. One that is relatively inexpensive. One that requires no dispute or adversary. One that can be conveniently blamed on Mother Nature.
It is easy to see why this technology is attractive to an elite intent on dominating our planetand taking a large percentage of the population out while doing it. A perfect example is the Andaman Island earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004. This event was created by the sudden vertical slip of over 1000km of tectonic plate margin. Peak vertical slip was up to 20 meters in some areas. Talk about a whack attack! There were no large aftershocks. The event took the lives of 217,000 innocent people, left millions of others homeless and caused billions of dollars in damage. This campaign was over within a matter of hours. Others to follow will end just as quickly and with even more spectacular results. When the giant waves settle, fingers will point at Mother Nature as the culprit.
The next target on the hit list is the western portion of the North American continent. In this campaign, work is afoot on several fronts since the goal is far greater destruction. Many "atmosphere heaters" are involved in this effort, but not in the atmosphere. The impending events will involve earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and the eruptions of possibly two gigantic calderas. The combined magnitude of all these events will be so great that it will bring down the nation of America and, quite frankly, change life on our planet forever. The attacks that will accomplish this have been ongoing for some time and the results of these efforts will soon reveal themselves with catastrophic consequences.
Like the Andaman Island earthquake, there is a buildup of energy required to achieve the desired and quite sudden result. The larger the target, the more time and energy are required. And, because of the nature of scalar tectonic attack mechanisms, there is little evidence that they are now taking place.
What usually happens when tectonic plates move rapidly with respect to each other? Earthquakes and their resulting tsunamis Volcanic eruptions Death and destruction Secondary effects including disease, famine, economic and even political disruption
A tectonic weapon is able to achieve all the results shown above in a localized and controlled fashion. It is in fact the perfect weapon for world conquest. But to be effective on something as large as a tectonic plate, it takes two or three scalar tectonic weapons operating in unison at the resonant frequency of the target. Tectonic plates are massive objects requiring tremendous amounts of energy to move, if you can imagine that as a possibility. While multiple scalar tectonic weapons operating at the resonant frequency of their target produce heretofore-unseen amounts of energy, they only have the capability at present to affect the movement of smaller tectonic plates. These are very small movements. . .
Full story: weatherwars.info
US to test 700-Tonne Explosive
March 30, 2006 The US military plans to detonate a 700 tonne explosive charge in a test called "Divine Strake" that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said.
"I don't want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Tegnelia said the test was part of a US effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons . . .
He said the Russians have been notified of the test, which is scheduled for the first week of June at the Nevada test range. Full story: breitbart.com Comment: How to make earthquakes in your own backyard.
Privatizing the Apocalypse
"Privatization" has been in the news ever since George W. Bush became president. His administration has radically reduced the size of government, turning over to private companies critical governmental functions involving prisons, schools, water, welfare, Medicare, and utilities as well as war-fighting. Now, the long arm of privatization is reaching deep into an almost unimaginable place at the heart of the national security apparatusthe laboratory where scientists learned to harness the power of the atom more than 60 years ago and created weapons of apocalyptic proportions. Construction giant Bechtel won a contract to run the sprawling complex. Why this urge to privatize the apocalypse?
Full story: truthout.org
Ascendancy of Finance Capital: Record Profits and Rising Authoritarianism
March 28, 2006 Financial capital wields enormous power over government economic policy through its direct representation in the controlling body of US monetary policy via the President and Executive Board of the Federal Reserve. The key explicit criteria for the appointment of the President of the Federal Reserve is the "confidence", close ties and solid relations which the candidate has with Wall Street. The same criteria are applied to all the key economic appointees, including Treasury, Commerce, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Long time Federal Reserve President Greenspan was highly respected and lauded not for his abysmal economic performance but for his policies favorable to Wall Street Bankers. Under Greenspan's Presidency, the US economy de-industrialized, accumulated huge trade and budget deficits and went through two speculative bubbles (information technology and savings and loans). He presided over an economy which reached unprecedented levels of public debtdoubling in five years. Greenspan's backing of Bush's tax cuts for the rich (income, capital gains etc) contributed to the huge budget deficit and widening inequalities. His policy of low interest rates fueled the speculative bubbles at the expense of productive investments. His backing for unregulated capital (dubbed "globalization") led to the re-location of US multi-nationals abroad (many of whom export to the US) and led to huge trade and balance of payment deficits. Yet all these policies which led to the disastrous state of the national economy, created extraordinarily favorable conditions for the domestic and international expansion of finance capital, as well as the concentration and centralization of banks into ten controlling units. . . Full story: israelshamir.net
Nobel Prize stolen from Brother Branham
Phoenix, December 7, 1947 William Branham asserts stomach ulcers are caused by germs (the bacterium Helicobacter pylori), not stress. In tape recordings of his public meetings in 1960 he repeats the same statement.
Stockholm, October 3, 2005 Two Australians, Doctors Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology "for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease".
Full story: bethel-tab.org nobelprize.org
US and UK Forces establish "Enduring Bases" in Iraq
April 2, 2006 The Pentagon has revealed that coalition forces are spending millions of dollars establishing at least six "enduring" bases in Iraqraising the prospect that US and UK forces could be involved in a long-term deployment in the country. It said it assumed British troops would operate one of the bases. . .
Some analysts believe the desire to establish a long-term US military presence in Iraq was always one of the reasons behind the 2003 invasion. Joseph Gerson, a historian of American military bases, said: "The Bush administration's intention is to have a long-term military presence in the region . . . For a number of years the US has sought to use a number of means to make sure it dominates in the Middle East . . . The Bush administration sees Iraq as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for its troops and bases for years to come."
Zoltan Grossman, a geographer at Evergreen State College in Washington, said: "After every US military intervention since 1990 the Pentagon has left behind clusters of new bases in areas where it never before had a foothold. The new string of bases stretch from Kosovo and adjacent Balkan states, to Iraq and other Persian Gulf states, into Afghanistan and other central Asian states . . . The only two obstacles to a geographically contiguous US sphere of influence are Iran and Syria." Full story: news.independent.co.uk
Biological Threat and Executive Order 13292
Avian Flu to be used as pretext for attack, not Iran's nuclear program.
April 4, 2006 We are back to the good old days when a Declaration of War preceded the start of a war. . . the formal war declaration against Iran, the National Security Strategy of March 16, 2006, stated:
• "We may face no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran."
• "The Iranian regime sponsors terrorism; threatens Israel; seeks to thwart Middle East peace; disrupts democracy in Iraq; and denies the aspirations of its people for freedom."
• "[T]he first duty of the United States Government remains what it always has been: to protect the American people and American interests. It is an enduring American principle that this duty obligates the government to anticipate and counter threats, using all elements of national power, before the threats can do grave damage."
• "The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction ð and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. There are few greater threats than a terrorist attack with WMD."
• "To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively."
• "When the consequences of an attack with WMD are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize."
• "[T]here will always be some uncertainty about the status of hidden programs."
• "Advances in biotechnology provide greater opportunities for state and non-state actors to obtain dangerous pathogens and equipment."
• "Biological weapons also pose a grave WMD threat because of the risks of contagion that would spread disease across large populations and around the globe."
• "Countering the spread of biological weapons . . . . will also enhance our Nation's ability to respond to pandemic public health threats, such as avian influenza."
This has to be combined with the 2005 US State Department "FINDING. The United States judges that based on all available information Iran has an offensive biological weapons program in violation of the BWC."
In addition, the March 16 declaration makes it clear that the US will use nuclear weapons in the war against Iran:
• ". . . using all elements of national power. . ."
• "Safe, credible, and reliable nuclear forces continue to play a critical role. We are strengthening deterrence by developing a New Triad composed of offensive strike systems (both nuclear and improved conventional capabilities)."
"Offensive operations may include kinetic (both conventional and nuclear) and/or non-kinetic options (e.g. information operations) to deter or defeat a WMD threat or subsequent use of WMD". . .
The Bush administration declares that a civilian nuclear program that gives Iran "knowledge" or "capability" to build a nuclear weapon is unacceptable. It could apply exactly the same logic to biotechnology.
The State Department says that "Iran is expanding its biotechnology and biomedical industries by building large, state-of-the-art research and pharmaceutical production facilities. These industries could easily hide pilot to industrial-scale production capabilities for a potential BW program, and could mask procurement of BW-related process equipment." Why isn't the US demanding that Iran stops its biotechnology research and development, and that it transfers all biotech related activities to Russia?
The key lies in Executive Order 13292, which made information on "weapons of mass destruction" and on "defense against transnational terrorism" classified. . .
On March 15th, right before the disclosure of the new National Security Strategy, I suggested the bird flu casus belli against Iran, that would "necessitate" bombing of Iranian facilities before the bird migration season begins in the Spring. Several elements emphasized in the March 16 NSS appear to support that scenario, as discussed above. . . An aerial attack on Iranian installations may be touted as the "squelching" of the bird flu pandemic spark. Full story: rense.com
Bush wants Capacity to make 125 Nukes a Year
April 6, 2006 The administration wants the capability to turn out 125 new nuclear bombs per year by 2022, as the Pentagon retires older bombs that it claims will no longer be reliable or safe. The plan calls for the most sweeping realignment and modernization of the nation's massive system of laboratories and factories for nuclear bombs since the end of the Cold War. Full story: truthout.org
Government in Secret Talks about Strike against Iran
April 2, 2006 There will be no invasion of Iran but the nuclear sites will be destroyed. This is not something that will happen imminently, maybe this year, maybe next year. Jack Straw is making exactly the same noises that the Government did in March 2003 when it spoke about the likelihood of a war in Iraq.
"Then Government said the war was neither inevitable nor imminent . . . and attacked."
There are thought to be at least eight known sites within Iran involved in the production of nuclear materials, although it is generally accepted that there are many more secret installations.
Iran has successfully tested a Fajr-3 missile that can reach Israel, avoiding radar and hitting several targets using multiple warheads, its military has confirmed. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Preparing the public perception of things that are to be. It's all in the mind.
Cultural Lobotomy: the Consequences
The elitist "Global 2000" genocide plan was submitted to President Carter by the US State Department. It called for the elimination of 2 billion humans by year 2000. This plan was endorsed by the Carter administration as official policy in 1980.
Don't be fooled by timing: dates are set early to negate those few who find out and try to warn others. When warnings look unreal and fail to happen on time, the public sees the warnings as 'scare mongering'; this increases their trust in criminal governments. Release of a highly virulent "bird flu" may well achieve the stated objective especially when aided by vulnerable "third world" populations already weakened by the AIDS virus. Do not be fooled by their pretend efforts to protect us, inoculations only become effective after the exact strain of a virus becomes known!
1: Government action, both national and international, is not conciliatory.
2: Industrial production now concentrating away from user nations.
3: Cultures are being mixed and distrust increased.
4: World economy collapse added to a world-wide health crisis would result in transport failure; critical shortages; valueless money. Rioting and killing, under pressure of starvation and disease, then become mindless and uncontrollable.
If you think this scenario extreme then realize that 'population dumbing down' in 'advanced' countries began a century ago! Would people, fully able to use human thought and reason, accept public announcements that future education would ignore needs of reading, writing and arithmetic? . . Full Story: themindweb.com
Meeting Doctor Doom
Austin, March 3-4, 2006 University of Texas professor Dr. Eric Pianka says the Earth would be better off with 90 percent of the human population dead. . . One of Pianka's earliest points was a condemnation of anthropocentrism, or the idea that humankind occupies a privileged position in the Universe. . . "We're no better than bacteria!"
War and famine would not do, he explained. Instead, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved. Full story: sas.org
Comment: Henry Kissinger's US Office of Population Control proved Piaska's assertion in the depopulation experiment known as the Vietnam War.
The Roots of Pianka's Genocide Endorsement
April 3, 2006 Eric Pianka knows that his genocide plan has its roots in the Morgenthau Plan for Germany, which was eventually halted by James Forrestal, who paid for his humanitarianism and his antipathy to the Zionist state with his life.
This is a Capitalist-Communist plan. Please don't fall for their WWII propaganda lies about Germany. The Zionists also claimed that during World War I six million had been exterminated. It didn't happen then or thirty years later. Never happened. But it is crucial to the justification of the Capitalist-Communist alliance that this lie be believed. How else can we reconcile America and the Soviet Union in a military partnership for three and a half years?
There was never a German plan or intent or the practice of mass murder of Jews or Poles or Gypsies or homosexuals or Russians or anyone. Neither you nor anyone else has any evidence to the contrary. All of the Hollywood-Nuremberg nonsense has no basis in fact.
What did happen, however, was a mass murder of millions of Germans by the US, England and the Soviets, in accordance with FDR's Morgenthau Plan, which was one of four main purposes of World War II: to save Communist Russia, to slaughter as many Germans as possible, to create the state of Israel and to Communize China. The overall purpose of this genocide and chaos was to support the price structure of raw materials, mainly crude oil. Communist countries can't produce anything very well due to inefficiency. Israel's placement in the center of the oil-producing Mid East guaranteed destabilization and higher prices for oil. Germany had to be liquidated due to her industrial competitiveness and general excellence. That is why half of Germany was Communized, the other half Capitalized, and all of East Europe and China Communized. That was the plan for as long as it would last, and it lasted until recently. Nixon then presided in '72 over the eventual acceptance of Chinese slave products after the American-sponsored Communists had stripped China of the entrepreneurial class, which had taken 64 million murders, according to the US Congress, by 1964.
At the same time as the German high command was being accused of bogus crimes at Nuremberg, General Eisenhower was slaughtering millions of German civilians and POWs by starvation and exposure. He was also sending millions of Russians and others to be slaughtered by his pal Stalin in Operation Keelhaul.
Why do you think the post-wartime memoirs of Eisenhower, Churchill, Patton and all the rest did not mention the mass murder of Jews or anyone else? It was because that they knew that all the death by starvation and disease they saw after the war was caused by them, not by Germany. They knew the extent of war crimes and post-war crimes committed against Germany by the Allies on a daily basis. They knew the truth, which is only now leaking out due to their guilty secrecy for decades. . . Full story: rense.com
Holocaust® is a Religion of Zionism for Gentiles
Teheran, January 24, 2006 The US Constitution mandates a separation of Church and State; that is to say, there can be no establishment of any single religion as the official creed on the US government. The Judaics managed to get around this through the "Holocaust." By pretending that the "Holocaust" is history, they turn what is actually a synagogue into a "Holocaust museum". . .
Skepticism is not allowed because the "Holocaust" does not entail the history of World War Two, rather it is a religion, the religion of Judaism for Gentiles. To question the details of the gas chambers is to be a "hater" and an "anti-Semite". Historical accounts can be questioned and doubted. Religion cannot be questioned or doubted. The Holocaust is a religious cult masquerading as history. It is a means for Judaising the West . . .
I don't think you can have real history by decree. Real history is based on curiosity and investigation, not dogma and preconception. The truth about the alleged homicidal gas chambers of Auschwitz, like the truth about the religion of Judaism itself (which is not based on the Old Testament, but on the traditions of the rabbis), would destabilize the whole raison d'être of modern Europe. . .
The President of Iran was quite correct when he pointed out that the prophets of the Bible may be attacked and insulted with impunity. The Talmud itself insults the prophet Isaiah by saying that he deserved to be killed for criticizing Israel. Because above the prophets are the rabbis. This too is a Talmudic principle. So we observe today in Europe the rabbinic tale of the homicidal gas chambers and the Kabalistic figure of "Six Million" dead, which is the last sacred dogma in the otherwise agnostic West. . .
Full story: mehrnews.ir
Comment: The Jews' lewd "holy book" the Babylonian Talmud, says, "Jesus is in hell being boiled in hot excrement" (Gittin 57a. footnotes #2,3. Jesus is here called Balaam because he enticed Israel to go astray. Sanhedrin 106a).
Lost Gospel casts Judas in a New Light
April 7, 2006 For almost 2,000 years, he's been a man loathed in the Christian world. Judas Iscariot is said to have betrayed Jesus by turning him to Roman authorities. Ultimately Jesus was arrested and crucified, an event which will be commemorated next weekend. There's now a suggestion that Judas in fact played a very different role.
Full story: abc.net.au news.nationalgeographic.com news.nationalgeographic.comThe Tavistock Institute's Truman Show"
Then shall the End Come
Matthew 24:14-15, "This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all Gentiles; and then shall the end come. So when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy placelet the reader take note" . . . because from thereon, Jews and the children of Israel would be expelled from Jerusalem, and Israelites who are Christians would carry the Gospel to the Gentiles.
This apostle was writing to Israelite believers. In Matthew 24:1-3 Jesus' disciples asked Him three questions:
1. "When will the temple be destroyed?
2. "What will be the sign of Your 'parousia' Coming",
3. "What will be the sign of the (Gk. 'sunteleia') end or consummation of the dispensations of man's day and the beginning of the day of the Lord?"
Jesus prophesied the first two Seals in Matthew 24:4-5 and 5-6, then He said, "the (Gk. 'telos') end or termination of the successive Gentile dispensations is not yet." In verse 7 He prophesied the Third Seal, and in verse 8 the Fourth Seal with its three "woes." Then in verses 9-13, the Fifth Seal, which concerns the Israelite martyrs under their first Six Trumpet Judgments which manifest during the time of the first Four Seals under which we Gentiles are spiritually redeemed.
Once again we note the finer definition of meanings in the Greek in comparison with our English translations in which clarity of meaning is often lost and revelations hidden.
In verse 13 Jesus reveals that blood Israelites under the Fifth Seal who are obedient to Moses and the prophetsnot the Talmud"and are martyred for their testimony, shall be saved." These are not God's elect or they would be Christians, and although they are not born-again they are "saved" and will be granted into eternal Life at the white throne judgment, for Jesus said, "He who endures unto martyrdom (Gk. 'telos') shall be saved" (Revelation 12:17).
"And this Good News of the Kingdom"the one great joyful sign of the approaching end of the Gentile dispensation and man's day, which contrasts with and outweighs all the preliminary sorrowful signs"will be promulgated in all the worldfor the preaching of the Gospel throughout the Roman empire preceded the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the Hebrew state (Romans 1:8; 10:17-18; Colossians 1:6,23)"as a testimony to all Gentiles even unto your death; and then shall the (Gk. 'telos') end or termination of man's day and the Gentile dispensation come".
We are not to read the Bible like a newspaper as it does not describe events in chronological order. These verses are a précis of Jesus' conversation and Daniel's visions and the reader must distinguish past history from the present hour and future unfulfilled prophecy. If we were reporting His conversation we would no doubt record many tapes or fill many note pads with Pitman scribblings.
Notice Jesus said, "This Good News of the Kingdom," not a denominational substitute of a false trinity, unscriptural Apostles' Creed or baptism in the titles, Father, Son and Holy Ghost instead of the Name of the One Person of God to whom those dispensation claims pertain (Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 4:5). So the end of the Gentile dispensation could not come before the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11, and Acts 3:19-21 turned the heart of God's children back to the faith of their apostolic fathers and called the wise and foolish virgin out of Babylon to be filled with the Spirit (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4).
God can do nothing of great moment without "first revealing His secret to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). The apostolic faith once delivered to the saints had to be restored to bring Christ's end-time Bride into the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13) for the manifestation of the Sons of God (Romans 8:19) and the translation (I Corinthians 15:47-55).
Revelation 22:17-19 says the Spirit and the Christ's end-time Bride will speak the same thing. Zechariah 14:7 said, "It will be Light in the evening time," and Jesus said, the revelation that lightened the elect for the morning offering by the Gospel will be restored for the evening sacrifice of faith (Matthew 24:27-28). This is the Message Christ's end-time Bride is now preaching "in all the world" (Revelation 10:8-11).
In Matthew 24:15, Jesus said, "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" to which Matthew added, "let the reader take note".
In response to His disciples' first question, Jesus foretold "when" the temple would be thrown down and He warned Christians to evacuate Jerusalem as soon as they saw the abominable ensigns of the Roman Eagle on the Mount of Olives rising over the site of the temple. The same warning applies today to any Christian living in Israel as the standard of Rome's image, the American eagle, overshadows the once holy land. "The holy place" here spoken of was not the temple sanctuary but the territory round about Jerusalem, for it would be too late to flee once the temple had been captured. Besides, once the siege had begun, the city gates would be shut as on the sabbath.
Luke 19:41-44, "When Jesus came near and saw the city He wept over it, prophesying, If you only knew, even today, how you might enjoy peace! But now that is hid from your eyes. For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up ramparts and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and lay you and your children within you level with the ground; and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation".
On June 28, AD70 "the daily sacrifice ceased" from want of an officiating priest (Wars of the Jews Or the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, Josephus, v, 2:1; Daniel 9:27), and on July 15, contrary to Titus' intention, a soldier fired the temple, and all Titus' efforts to stop the fire were unavailing. This was the very same month and day that Nebuchadnezzar burnt the first temple, God marking the judgment plainly as from Him. Titus himself recognized this: "We fought with God on our side, it is God who pulled the Jews out of these strongholds, for what could the hands of men or machines have availed against these towers".
Fulfilling Christ's words, the 10th Legion under Terentius Rufus "so thoroughly leveled and dug up, that no one visiting Jerusalem would believe it had ever been inhabited" (ibid, vii, 1:1). Hadrian completed the fulfillment of Christ's words by razing the ruins still left and drawing a plough over the temple foundations. Jews were forbidden to enter the city on pain of death, but in the fourth century they got leave to enter it in order to wail on the anniversary of its capture, their place of wailing being then as now by the Western wall of the temple. Here the Jews every Friday at three o'clock, the time of the evening sacrifice, wail over their desecrated temple destroyed because of their unbelief.
Do you see the type of Leviticus 23:27-32? Israel killed the morning Sacrifice when they crucified Messiah. But they recognize Messiah; their evening offering will be the sacrifice of tears, mourning in atonement for two thousand years of blasphemous unbelief (Zechariah 12:913:6).
Oh the cruelty of sin, and the penalty it cost to rid sin from our lives. Still blinded after thousands of years, Israel is unrepentant to this day. And now most Gentiles are blinded by unbelief (Romans 11:32; Revelation 3:17-20). Whereas the close of our dispensation marks the end of salvation, God will open the eyes of 144,000 elect Israelites who were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Once they are born-again they will be hunted-down, then killed like dogs by renegade Jews and the false church like dogs (Daniel 11:32-35; Zechariah 13:714:2; Revelation 6:11; 12:13-17; 13:15-18; 14:1-5, 1215:4, etc).
In AD638 the Christians surrendered Jerusalem without battle or loss of life to Omar, the second Islamic Caliph, as the Muslims would surrender Jerusalem to the Christian General Allenby in 1917, without battle or loss of life. But since Jews began colonizing Palestine, they have ceaselessly fought Israelites, Muslims and Christians with great loss of life.
Omar declared he would build a dome over a large rock on the temple mount from which Islamic tradition believes Muhammad's winged horse, El Burak, with the head and breasts of a woman and the tail of a peacock, leaped into heaven while he was on a night journey, as described in one of his visions. Rock levels confirm the old tradition that the Kub'bet es Sakhrah, or rock under the dome, was the altar of Araunah's threshing floor upon which Abraham and David sacrificed, and marks the site of Solomon's temple.
Sophronius, the Christian prelate of Jerusalem, was the first to declare the proposed Dome would be, "the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet." Omar, however, did not build the Dome as he and also his successor were assassinated. Completed in 691AD and dedicated in 692AD, the Dome of the Rock was built as a shrine to Islam, while the Al Aksa Mosque was built as a replacement for the timber Mosque of Omar previously erected on the site.
The Dome of the Rock desolates not only the temple site and Jerusalem, but also the whole land. Its presence prevents the restoration of the now fulfilled Mosaic sacrifices and temple worship which since Calvary would be equally abominable and desolatary, which was why God destroyed the temple and prevented its reconstruction.
God uses sinners to exercise law and force to chastise His people with a view to their repentance and correction. On Mount Sinai He placed unbelieving Israel under the "Law of sin and death." He raised sinful Assyria to destroy the unbelieving Northern kingdom; Nebuchadnezzar to desecrate the temple and take unbelieving Judah captive; the Samaritans to prevent construction of the second temple until the desolations of Jerusalem were fulfilled; pagan Rome to raze the second temple and the city, and Islam to build the Dome of the Rock to ensure Israel should not return to their substitute animal sacrifices since they had slain the real "Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."
Now that the Gentiles are apostate God has allowed unbelieving Jews to chastise and overcome us with the twisted laws of Talmudic Judaism, whence comes usury, Zionism, Communism, Nazism, capitalism, humanism, feminism, racism, party political systems, and bad character. As God rose up Nebuchadnezzar to punish Judea, He raised up Godless Communism to destroy the apostate false church (Amos 3:6; Revelation 17:1218:20).
The Dome of the Rock has served God's purpose well, but the time is near when its function will be fulfilled. Soon He will destroy it by the earthquake prophesied in Zechariah 14:4-5 and Revelation 16:18-19 as a sign to the Hebrew people that He has returned to them with favor, and that the Gentile dispensation is over.
Historically, one is required to submit to Islam, or die. This testifies against free moral agency, which the unchanging God gave to the human family in Adam and Eve at the start. Anything less is an abomination. Enslavement to religious systems is a repudiation of faith and precludes the mutual relationship of deferential love between our heavenly Father His children. But Islam does not believe God has children, so 1.3 billion people are slaves to its traditions. Many will die (Zechariah 13:7 14:2).
Daniel 2:463:30 describe how the times of the Gentiles were ushered in by the forced worship of an image of the holy man, Daniel, and Revelation 13:15-18 describes how they end with the forced worship of the image of a (supposedly) holy man, the then Devil-incarnate pope of Rome.
The Roman armies of Daniel 9:26 were not the only "abomination of desolation," and Titus was not the only Roman prince. Daniel 8:14 speaks of the previous "transgression of desolation" by Antiochus Epiphanes IV, who burned the Torah, burned Jews to death, and desecrated the temple in 167BC. While Daniel 9:27 speaks of a Papal Roman prince to come, the eighth of seven Roman emperors who were worshipped as god in their own lifetimes.
This anti-Christ will be Incarnate of the Devil at the close of the Pentecostal feast. He will sit as Messiah in a new temple to be erected "on the sides of the north . . . exalting his throne above the stars or elect of God" (Isaiah 14:13-14; Revelation 13:4). He will "cause the sacrifice and oblation" that will be reinstated by misguided Jews "to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations" he will force the mark of the beast, which is Trinitarianism, and Roman Catholicism "will make the temple desolate".
Thus we find in Matthew 24:15 a compound interpretation: the Roman legions of Titus, and the Dome of the Rock. The Dome of the Rock will be destroyed by unprecedented convulsions that shake not the earth only but also heaven at Israel's Seventh Trumpet and our Sixth Seal. The close of the Gentile dispensation will be marked by the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 3-400 mile section of earth beneath the Pacific, while the cleaving of the mount of Olives will demolish the Dome of the Rock (Hebrews 12:26-29; Revelation 12:7-17; 18:21-24).
The demolition of the Dome of the Rock and a crippling devastation of much of the United States will ignite the presently phony World War III into its "hot" stage with Russian-backed Muslim attacks upon Jerusalem and the successful invasion of mainland USA by Russia. Rome will bring the world's religions together and restore peace, and her success will lead the peoples of the world to subordinate national sovereignty to a totalitarian one world government under the Pope of Rome.
A new edifice will arise on the site of the Dome of the Rock, perhaps "a Shrine of the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents," as predicted by David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister (Look Magazine, January 16, 1962). With Rome establishing its seat of world government in Jerusalem, Israel will become the center of the world (Genesis 48:16; Ezekiel 5:5; 38:12). Construction of a new temple would draw numbers of blood Israelites back to the Promised Land (Isaiah 11:11).
Rome will establish a seven-year agreement with the Jews whereby they will refinance the US dollar and restore world trade. Thus indentured, the United States will serve as Rome's image, enforcing her will, and eventually her false religion upon all peoples of the world (Revelation 13:11-18). In the midst of the seven years and with world prosperity restored, Rome will break her agreement with the usurers, doubtless at the dedication of the new temple at Jerusalem, and demand worship of her religion (Revelation 13:1-10).
The prophecy of Daniel outlines the whole of the "times of the Gentiles," from Nebuchadnezzar's defeat of Judea in 606BC to the consummation of life on earth (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:1-2,8). His concern centered on the Spiritual well-being of his people which was bound up in their holy city, for life revolved around the temple worship which was the type of Messiah (Matthew 3:17) and God's elect (John 17:21-26) in that it was His holy dwelling place on earth. In the new heavens and new earth the "saved" will worship God in the form of Jesus Christ and His glorified Bride. Every adult male Israelite was to gather at the temple thrice each year under the shed blood of clean animals whose innocent lives were slain in substitution for their guilty life as a temporary atonement until Messiah, the true kinsman Redeemer, should come and pay sin's penalty by surrendering His spotless, sinless life, to remit their sins.
We can appreciate the concern of this great prophet, for without the temple services, offerings, and a sanctified high priest to mediate with Jehovah, the nation was unclean and out of communion with God. Because of Judah's sin, God raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy the temple and take the people captive seventy years. Daniel, who was only a youth when he was taken captive, realized that sixty-eight of the seventy years of the desolations of Jerusalem had transpired, and in two years time God would allow his people to rebuild the temple. Although Cyrus had issued his edict in 536BC (Ezra 1 2), God used the Samaritans to prevent progress on the restoration until the seventy years of the desolations of Jerusalem had expired. When those years were fulfilled, a prophecy was given by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah for the building of the sanctuary at Jerusalem (Ezra 5:1-2, 5; 6:14). In obedience to that Divine command, and without waiting for permission from the capital, the Hebrews returned to the work in which they had so long been hindered. (See Newsletters 409, 410, 411).
In response to Daniel's prayer, God revealed how the Jews' refusal to repent and their determination to continue in sin would bring upon the people and their city seven times more servitudes, desolations and dispersions (Leviticus 26:23-24). The sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to the prophet explained how this wickedness would render them blind to the Word and will of God and deaf to the correction of His prophets. They would become so perverse that they would murder Messiah, and be dispersed throughout the Roman Empire as the Ten Tribes of the Northern kingdom had been dispersed throughout the Assyrian Empire. And outside the Land, the Covenant is not in effect.
Matthew 23:38-39, "Behold, your house is left to you forsaken and desolate. For I tell you, you will not see Me again, until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord".
Jesus no longer called the temple, "My Father's House," but "your house." His leaving the temple signified that not merely the city, but also the land was abandoned by the Spirit as a desolation or spiritual ruin. His Messianic work is now withdrawn from Israel as a nation although it would continue to glean an election until the destruction of the desolate in AD70. He now completely withdrew (John 12:37-50), and even after His resurrection He revealed Himself only to His own followers (John 16:16-33).
Jesus confirms here that the House of the Nation will not see Him but continue desolate until Israel is born-again in one day in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 65:8; Zechariah 12:10-13:9; Romans 11:25-28). At that time the House of the Nation will be a temple not made with hands neither born of the lust of the flesh but 144,000 blood Israelite saints born of the Spirit (Isaiah 66:1; John 1:13; 3:5-8; Acts 7:44-50).
In I Corinthians 3:9-17, Paul says, "You are God's building" and admonishes the saints to build upon the foundation of the apostolic faith only sound doctrine that will pass the Word test. See Ephesians 4:11-16. If it fails the test of Holy Spirit and Fire, although the individual soul is "saved," it will have lost his opportunity for election (II Peter 1:10).
Riding the colt of an ass, a multitude foreran Him, crying, "Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the Highest!" But when he came to Jerusalem the people asked, "Who is this?" (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:9-10). This was the dedicated temple of the Lord (Matthew 3:16-17; John 2:19-20).
The sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel points forward to redemption of the nation or people of Jerusalem through the conversion of 144,000 in the midst of the Seventieth Week. The Millennium temple signified in Ezekiel 44-48 is the 144,000.
Let us consider the city of Jerusalem and the abomination of desolation, for the Dome of the Rock is the symbol of Gentile dominion over Jerusalem. It will be destroyed by an act of God at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
Gabriel explains in Daniel 9:24-27 that God has determined 70 weeks of prophetic years in His dealings with Israel commencing from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem. As there are seven days in one week, there would be 7 x 70 = 490 days in seventy weeks. Like Moses in Numbers 14:34-35 and Ezekiel 4:1-8, Daniel assigned one year to each day. After the expiration of 483 of these prophetic years, Israel crucified Messiah so He turned to we Gentiles to call out an election for His Name, a Bride, leaving one week to Israel of which only the first three and a half years pertain to their 144,000 elect.
From chapters ten to twelve, Gabriel reveals the future history of the last three Gentile world kingdoms. Daniel 10:14, "I am here to make you understand what is to befall your people in the latter days: for the vision is for the distant future."
Now when we come to Daniel 11:35 and 40 which speak of Rome and her persecution of the blood Israelites "even to the time of the end . . . at the time of the end the king of the South (the Islamic states) shall push at Papal Rome, and the king of the North, Russia, shall come against him (Daniel 12:10; Zechariah 13:714:2; Revelation 12:12-17). As Jesus Messiah lay down His Life to redeem Israel so He could marry His Gentile Bride, now the Israelites must lay down their lives in order to receive His Life.
How close is that day? Daniel 12:4, 9 and Revelation 10:4 inform us, "the time of the end" commenced in March, 1963, when Christ opened the Seven Seals and revealed their hidden mystery through His Prophet, William Branham. We have been living in "the time of the end" for the past forty-three years! The end shall come when Christ's Bride has fulfilled her calling in proclaiming this end-time Message to the Gentiles (Revelation 10:8-11). nl424.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 in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.