The Seven Stages-The trumpet and the Cups of Judgment

By God’s grace, we will use three scriptures to learn what it means to sound a trumpet and pour a cup of judgment: Isaiah 58:1, Jeremiah 25:15-30, and Ezekiel 2:8-3:4. We will understand that both sounding the trumpet and pouring the cup of judgment symbolize prophesying God’s word.

 

Isaiah 58:1 says:

“Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.” [NKJV]

 

This passage shows us that sounding the trumpet simply means deliver a message from God to a people: to alert them, correct them, or direct them.

 

Jeremiah 25:15-30 says:

15 For thus says the Lord God of Israel to me: “Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. 16 And they will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them.” 17 Then I took the cup from the Lord’s hand, and made all the nations drink, to whom the Lord had sent me: … 27 “Therefore you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Drink, be drunk, and vomit! Fall and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.”’ 28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “You shall certainly drink! 29 For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth,” says the Lord of hosts.’ 30Therefore prophesy against them all these words,…”

 

From this passage, we see that the act of prophesying God’s judgment against a people is symbolized as making them drink the cup of God’s judgment.

 

Now that we know what it means to sound the trumpet and to pour the cup of God’s judgment, we can understand what it means when we are told, in the book of Revelation, that an angel sounded a trumpet. It simply means that the angel declared God’s word to the people of the world. And when we are told that an angel poured a cup of God’s judgment, it simply means that the angel prophesied God’s judgment against the world.

 

However, we should note that the angel does not refer to a spirit angel; it actually refers to a human messenger. In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 our Lord Jesus asked John to write letters to the seven churches. Each letter was addressed to “the angel of the church”. For example, in the letter to the church of Ephesus He said: “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write…”. This angel of the church is obviously not a spirit angel. A physical letter will not be written to a spirit angel. The word “angel” simply means messenger. As such, the angel of the church of Ephesus is referring to persons in the church of Ephesus who consistently make themselves available to serve as God’s messengers to shine the light of His word to His people. In the same way, the angel that sounds a trumpet in each stage is not referring to a spirit angel. Rather, it is referring to the people in each stage who serve as God’s messengers to declare His word to the people of the world. And likewise, the angel that pours the cup of judgement in each stage refers to the people who serve as God’s messengers to prophesy His judgments against this world. For example, the fifth angel that sounds the fifth trumpet refers to the people who serve as God’s messengers in Stage 5 to preach the gospel of the Kingdom to the world and the fifth angel that pours the fifth cup of judgment refers to the people who God will use in Stage 5 to prophesy His judgments against the world. Usually, the people who sound the trumpet are also the ones that pour the cup of judgment later on in the stage they serve in.

 

Now that we understand the angel, the trumpet and the cup of judgment, we can look at Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 to understand how they relate to the book. It reads:

 

8 But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you.” 9 Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it. 10 Then He spread it before me; and there was writing on the inside and on the outside, and written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe. 1 Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness. 4 Then He said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.” [NKJV]

 

From this passage, we can pick some lessons about those who serve as God’s messengers in each stage. Just as Ezekiel needed to eat this book, so also God’s messengers in each stage need to eat the revealed portion of the book when a seal is opened. From Ezekiel’s experience, we see that eating the book simply means receiving God’s word. It is after a person has received God’s word that he/she can speak it. This is what God’s messengers, the angel in each stage, experience. When a seal is opened, God reveals truths to them and they accept it with all their heart; they live by it; and then they serve as messengers to sound it to the world. And when the world does not accept it, they serve as messengers to prophesy God’s judgment. The vision shown when a trumpet is sounded, or a cup of judgment is poured, is a prophecy of the effect of the ministry of God’s messengers in each stage. While the vision shown when a seal is opened is an overall prophecy of the main theme of each stage.

The Seven Stages – Intro

Dear Brother, Dear Sister:

 

From the day our Lord Jesus ascended to the day He returns, the major events that have happened in history, and the events that will happen in the near future, can all be grouped into seven stages. How do we know?

 

In Revelation chapter 5, we are told of a book. This book contains the process by which God will take over this world to establish His Kingdom on earth. This book is sealed with seven seals. But in the following chapters we are told that our Lord Jesus opens each of the seals one after the other. When a seal is opened, a portion of the book is released to be fulfilled on earth. And since there are seven seals, the contents of the book are fulfilled in seven stages. When all seven seals are removed and the book is fully opened and fulfilled, we are told that the kingdoms of this world would have become the kingdoms of our LORD. Meaning, the events that happen in each stage bring the world closer to when it is fully taken over to become God’s Kingdom.

 

However, in each stage, after a seal is opened, before the released contents of the book can be fulfilled on earth: a trumpet must be sounded and a cup of judgment must be poured-symbolically speaking. Now there are seven trumpets, one for each stage, and seven cups of judgment, one for each stage.

 

When a seal is opened, a vision is shown; when a trumpet is sounded, a vision is shown; and when a cup of judgment is poured, a vision is shown. To learn the things prophesied for each stage, we need God to help us understand these visions. For example, to learn the things prophesied for Stage 4, we need God to help us understand the vision shown when the fourth seal is opened, the vision shown when the fourth trumpet is sounded and the vision shown when the fourth cup of judgment is poured.

 

From the understanding God has given us about all these visions, it is clear that we are currently in Stage 4. And since some of the things prophesied for Stage 5 are beginning to happen, we know that we are speedily entering into that stage. God, in His mercy and wisdom wants His people to be aware of these things now so that we are strengthened with hope to maintain our faith in Stage 5.

 

We will share the things God has revealed in the following way:

 

  • What it means to sound the trumpet and pour the cup of judgment
  • Stage 1 –The era of the apostles and the early church
  • Stage 2 –Paving the way for Constantine
  • Stage 3 –The rise of the Catholic church through Constantine
  • Stage 4 –Wars and rumours of wars, diverse pestilence and deaths
  • Stage 5 –Emergence of the firstfruits, antichrist world system
  • Stage 6 –End of the civilization of humanity: World War 3
  • Stage 7 –The glorification and establishment of God’s government

 

Stages 5 to 7 are the final hours of the world as we know it. More can be said about Stages 5 to 7 using other scriptures, but to keep this brief, we will mainly focus on the visions shown in the book of Revelation.

 

We trust God to help our understanding as we begin.

 

Amen.

The call to come out of Babylon and why it’s important to respond now

  1. What is Babylon?

 

Babylon is the symbolic name for what the church has unfortunately become. Where does this name come from? Revelation 17:1-5. In this passage, we are shown a vision of a great whore, and we are told that one of her names is Babylon. A whore is a harlot, or an adulterous wife-a bride that leaves her husband to go for other men. This whore is used as a symbol to represent the bride of Christ [the church] that has turned away from Christ [the Bridegroom], and set up others in His place.

 

How do we know this-that the whore refers to the adulterous bride of Christ [the church]?

 

God used a similar symbol in Jeremiah chapter 3 to refer to the people of Israel when they turned away from Him and set up idols in His place. Verses 1 and 14 clearly show that the covenant between God and the people of Israel was a symbolic marriage relationship. That’s why, in verse 9, when they turned from Him to worship idols made of stones and stocks, He saw it as adultery, and called them a whore [a harlot].

 

We can therefore understand that the whore in Revelation 17 is a symbol for a body of people who ought to be in a faithful marriage relationship with God but have turned away from Him and replaced Him with something else. But unlike the Old Testament where the rebellion of the Israelites was quite obvious, this rebellion of the whore in Revelation 17 is not quite obvious. That’s why she is also called Mystery.

 

Ephesians 5, from verse 22, makes it clear to us that the marriage relationship in the New Testament is between Christ and His Church. As such, the great whore in Revelation 17 is a symbol for a Church that has committed adultery-a church that has turned away from Christ, in a mysterious way, and has set up another to take His place as husband of the Church.

 

Now we live in an era where there are many church denominations, so we may be tempted to ask: which church is the bible referring to as the great whore in Revelation 17? The truth is, although this great whore began as one church, she has multiplied herself into many churches, and will soon return again to be one church [which is why we need to understand these things now]. So what church did the great whore begin as?

 

Verse 3 of Revelation 17 tells us that, in the vision, the great whore was seen sitting on a beast with seven heads and ten horns. This gives us a clue to which church she began as. But we first need to understand what a beast represents, and particularly, what the beast with seven heads and ten horns refers to. We can find the answer in Daniel 7. From Gabriel’s answer in verse 23, we can understand that a beast is the symbol for a kingdom. As such, we can understand that the four beasts shown to Daniel in verses 1-8 actually refer to kingdoms. These kingdoms are the same kingdoms shown symbolically in Daniel chapter 2, in the dream God gave to Nebuchadnezzar. When we read Daniel chapter 2, from verse 28, we will see that the first kingdom is represented as gold. This was the Babylonian Empire, and it is the one shown as the first beast in Daniel’s vision in Daniel chapter 7. The second kingdom is represented as silver. This was the Empire of the Medes and Persians, and it is the second beast in Daniel 7. The third kingdom is represented as brass. This was the Grecian Empire, and it is the third beast in Daniel 7. The fourth kingdom is represented as iron. This was the Roman Empire, and it is the fourth beast in Daniel 7 [the one with seven heads and ten horns]. There was a fifth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It is represented as iron mixed with clay. This kingdom has not yet come. It refers to a return of the Roman Empire in an evolved resurrected form, and it is also included in the fourth beast in Daniel 7.

 

Our concern for now is not the calendar of kingdoms that will rule the world before the Kingdom of God is established on earth. Rather, we came to find out what the beast with seven heads and ten horns represents, and we have seen that it refers to the fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire.

 

Now with this, we can return to the vision of the great whore in Revelation 17. We know that she represents a church that has backslidden from Christ by setting up another to take His place as husband of the church, and now we know that the beast she was riding on is the Roman Empire. So we can then ask: which church rode on the strength of the Roman Empire, and became very rich and glamorous in the process? The answer is none other than the Roman Catholic Church. So if you are part of the Roman Catholic Church, you now know that you are part of the great whore. And what does God say? “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [Revelation 18:4, KJV].

 

But it’s not just the Roman Catholic Church that people should come out of. As we mentioned earlier, the great whore began as one church, but has multiplied herself into many churches and denominations, and will soon be re-united to become one church again. In Revelation 17:5 we are told that this great whore is also called Mother of harlots. Meaning, just as she is a harlot, out of her have come out other churches [or church denominations] that are equally harlots. And why are they harlots? It’s because they have copied her system of setting up another to take the place of Christ as the true Husband and Head of the Church-a system where man receives the glory and allegiance of the people, rather than Christ.

 

The problem is men have become idols [that the people worship] knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or unwillingly-the system ensures this. And the result of this is similar to what God said to the Israelites in Jeremiah 3:3-“Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed”. For them, it was physical showers of rain that God withheld, but for the church, it is the rain of His presence and His revelatory word to move us into the next level of being His bride in glory. This rain is withheld from majority of the denominational church system, and it’s no wonder they have devised various programs and activities to fill in the gap. As God said in Jeremiah 3:3, they have a whore’s mindset-they refuse to be ashamed.

 

Unfortunately, the greater majority of her harlot daughters are now expressed as Pentecostal and Evangelical churches. And they are included when God says in Revelation 18:4 “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [KJV]

 

  1. Why is it important to respond now?

 

God already gave the answer in Revelation 18:4. He said “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”. Meaning, we need to respond now so that we do not take part anymore in Babylon’s sins [both the ones she has been committing-adultery], and the one she is about to commit-outright rebellion and worship of satan]. It is important to come out now so that we do not have any part in this, and are not included when God is judging her.

 

From the way God spoke in Revelation 18:4, we will notice that even in Babylon, there is a distinction between those who are God’s people and those who are pretty much gentiles [unbelievers masking as Christians]. The outright rebellion that is coming will be welcomed by these gentiles, but God is calling those who are truly His to come out as soon as possible, before it is too late, or too costly.

 

We should therefore ask: What is coming? What is Babylon about to do? Or what is Babylon about to become, and how will it happen?

 

Simply put, Babylon is about to evolve into the image of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13:14. If we remember, the beast simply refers to a kingdom that will rule the world. And we mentioned that the fourth beast, the one with seven heads and ten horns, will resurrect again as a fifth kingdom. It is this resurrection as the fifth kingdom that is shown in Revelation 13, and verse 3 points it out clearly by saying the beast had a deadly wound which was healed. But the point is that the beast in Revelation 13 is a kingdom, or governing power, that will rule the world. Some of us may have heard of one world government. That is pretty much what this beast will be when it resurrects.

 

Now, the image of the beast simply means the replica of the beast. Image means replica. So since we know that the beast will be the one world government [in simple terms], then we can understand that the image of the beast is also a governing system that is similar to the one world government. If we read, Revelation 13 and Revelation 16:13, we will see that the creature that came out of the earth in Revelation 13:11-14 is also symbolically called “the false prophet”, meaning it is a religious entity. It simply refers to the system of backslidden and false religious leaders that will work together to establish the image of the beast. Since these are the people behind the image of the beast, then we know that the image of the beast is not just any replica of the beast, rather it is particularly a religious replica of the beast. In simple terms, as the beast is the one world government, so the image of the beast is the one world religious system-a system which is equally a resurrected version of the polytheistic religious system within the Roman Empire, where there were multiple gods, temples and traditions, and all were acceptable paths of worship.

 

Babylon [the backslidden church system] will evolve into this one world religious system by coming together with other religions, and elevating them as equally acceptable paths of worship or access to God. A move that is in clear rebellion against our Lord Jesus Christ who alone is the way, the truth and the life, besides whom no one can come to the Father [John 14:6]. But this transition from a backslidden church system to the one world religious system will not be smooth. It will be more like a take-over. Gentile forces will come at the church system to take it over and make it conform to the new order. Some of the gentile forces are currently operating as Christian religious leaders in Babylon. In God’s eyes they are clearly gentiles [unbelievers]. So, again, God says “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [Revelation 18:4, KJV]

 

So how do we know these? How do we know that gentile forces will come at the church to take it over and make it conform to the one world religious system? It’s because our Lord Jesus prophesied it. We can find this prophesy in Luke 21:20-24. This prophecy has two levels of fulfillment: one to the physical Jerusalem and one to the spiritual Jerusalem. In case we didn’t know that there are two Jerusalems, Paul explains it in Galatians 4:22-27. The spiritual Jerusalem is the one shown symbolically as the holy city in Revelation 21:2-10. The spiritual Jerusalem is the New Jerusalem, the Jerusalem of the New Covenant, which is the Lamb’s wife-the Church. So when our Lord prophesied that Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies and will be trodden down by the gentiles, it was fulfilled for the physical Jerusalem and is about to be fulfilled for the Church. It is the fulfillment of this prophesy for the church that is re-echoed in Revelation 11:2 [which was written after the prophecy had already been fulfilled for the physical Jerusalem].

 

So what does the prophecy mean for the church? What does it mean that the church [New Jerusalem] will be surrounded by armies? What does it mean that the people of the church will fall by the edge of the sword? What does it mean that they will be led away captive into all nations? What does it mean that the church will be trodden down of the gentiles?

 

The church surrounded by armies simply means that she will be surrounded by ungodly forces whose aim is to corrupt her totally. These ungodly forces will be expressed physically as governmental powers. It will be similar to how the physical Jerusalem was surrounded by the Roman armies under General Titus. Their original agenda was to take over the temple and make it a place of worship for the many gods in the Roman Empire. But there was resistance so they burnt it down with fire. Likewise, the ungodly forces of governmental and political powers will come at the church to make it part of the one world religious system by force and manipulation. And we should keep in mind that the church they’ll come after are such that are registered as religious organizations with the government-all of which we have understood are Babylon.

 

When the Lord said that the people of Jerusalem will fall by the edge of the sword, for the church, it simply means that the faith and spiritual life of many will be slain by false doctrines. Psalm 64:3 tells us that the tongue is like a sword. Ephesians 6:17 tells us that the Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit. Thus, the words of the enemy are their swords [symbolically speaking]. It is with these deceitful words and doctrines that they will destroy the faith of many. And it is in Babylon that they will be [and are already] able to do so, through leaders who parade themselves as God-sent, but are actually gentiles in God’s view.

 

When the Lord said that the people of Jerusalem will be led away captive into all nations, for the church, it means that people will be led away into other beliefs. The other nations are symbolic of other religions, beliefs, traditions, etc. With their true faith slain, many people will be led away as spiritual prisoners in chains of false doctrines into other beliefs that are contrary to the truth of God. And when our Lord said that Jerusalem will be trodden down by the gentiles, for the church it means that the truth of what the church should stand for will be cast down and ridiculed. And the church will become something completely opposite of what it should be.

 

But be mindful that all these are true for Babylon. It is the visible church systems registered with the government that they will come after and do these things to. And in verse 21 of Luke 21 our Lord Jesus instructed that when we see these things beginning to be fulfilled then we should flee. Why? So that we are not caught up in it. Even Revelation 18:4 says: “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [KJV].

 

  1. What is the vision after coming out?

 

The answer to this question will become obvious when we understand the prophetic parallel between coming out of Babylon and the people of Israel coming out of Egypt. Interestingly, Babylon [the great city in Revelation 17:18] is also spiritually called Sodom and Egypt in Revelation 11:8. As such, “coming out of Babylon” can be rephrased as “coming out of Egypt”. We should therefore not be surprised if we are faced with opposition from church leaders when we want to come out, because they are like pharaohs in Egypt [whether or not they know it].

 

The most potent kind of deception is when the deceiver doesn’t even know he/she is a deceiver. And unfortunately, such is the case for many church leaders who, unknown to most of them, they are actually pharaohs in Egypt, and they act oppressively whenever anyone wants to leave their congregation. But God has already ordained and prophesied victory for those who will chose to come out. With a Mighty Hand, He will bring His true people out. Amen. He is willing again to path every red sea so His people can pass safely away from the influence of “Egypt” and its “pharaohs”. Amen.

 

So what was the vision of the people of Israel when they came out of Egypt? It was to enter into the promised land. And to enter into this promised land, they journeyed through the wilderness, maturing from simple slaves to armies of faith that could conquer established kingdoms.

 

This is what our vision is-to obtain the promise God has ordained for His people-that we should be the fully unified bride and body of Christ in glory, honour and immortality. A body of people who operate in oneness under the Headship of Christ Jesus the Lord as helpers with Him to govern the Kingdom of God over all creation [in heaven and on earth, spiritual and physical] for all eternity.

 

Paul speaks of a point we need to get to [as a fellowship] if we want to obtain this promise of being the bride and body of Christ. He says: “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace… Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” [Ephesians 4:3&13].

 

This is the standard we should strive for with our fellow brethren [prayerfully and with godly effort in love] after coming out of Babylon [Egypt]. That is, we should endeavour to maintain unity and peace, we should encourage and carry everyone along so that we have the same faith and hope and same understanding of who the Son of God is, and we should press on to a level of fellowship where we operate as one body [one perfect man headed by Christ Jesus]-a body that expresses a level of life that measures up to the stature of the fullness we see in Christ. This is what we should strive for as a fellowship if we want to obtain this promise of being the bride and body of Christ.

 

We should also know, however, that at this time, God is in the process of gathering and empowering those He will empower [like He empowered Moses] to deliver all of His true people from the deceptive and spiritual hold of Egypt/Babylon. God is no respecter of persons. If you draw near to Him with a sincere heart, He will draw near to you and give you more of Himself. Meaning, you can be part of this people.

 

But just as Moses needed to come out of Egypt first before God trained Him in the wilderness for 40 years, likewise you will need to come out [if you haven’t already done so] and be a part of a sincere fellowship that is pressing on to the standard for the promised land-the standard mentioned earlier which is summarized in Ephesians 4:1-13. It is in such fellowships that He will train you to operate with your brethren as a well integrated body [a perfect collective man] that measures to the stature of the fullness of Christ, and not just as an individual. And it is in [and from] such fellowships He will empower His “Moses” people.

 

Revelation 12 shows the prophetic picture of how God will use His empowered people to bring out their brethren from Babylon [Egypt] and prepare them as a bride for Christ “in the wilderness” [simple sincere fellowships] till she becomes the promised picture in Revelation 21.

 

May the Lord cause our hearts to yield to His call to come out of Babylon and be part of the true Church He is building “in the wilderness”-the church that will obtain and express the promised land on earth and in heaven.

 

Amen.

 

Isaiah 21:5-“Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.” [KJV]

 

Is God a trinity?

The burden for this message is not a pointless theological debate. Rather it is to point out truth so that we can better appreciate the weight of 1 John 3:1 which says: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.”

Listen and be blessed.

Flee to the mount of Olives

Blessed are those who are at the mount of Olives when the Lord returns. Zechariah 14:4 tell us that “… His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives …” But of course we are not referring to the physical mount of Olives. Listen and understand so that you can flee to the mount of Olives, away from the defilement in what is supposed to be the temple of God, and be among the first to experience and express the light and glory of Christ’s return. Amen.

The great harlot in Revelation 17

Who is the great whore in Revelation 17? And why should we care?

Many of us, Christians are part of her, and God has said in Revelation 18:4 “… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” [KJV]

After coming out, where do we go? Our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24:15-16 that when we see abomination in the temple [which is His Church] then we should flee to the mountains [specifically, to the mount of Olives – symbolically speaking]. That will be discussed in another message titled: “It is time to flee to the mount of Olives”. But kindly listen to this one, so that if you are unknowingly part of the great whore, or her harlot daughters, you will be well persuaded to come out.

It is important to know the truth and come out [and flee to the mount of Olives]. Why? Because in our Lord’s return journey, it is prophesied in Zechariah 14:4 that “… His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives …”. The feet of our Lord represent His preparation of the gospel of peace, just as we are told in Ephesians 6:15 about the whole armor of God.

Those at the mount of Olives are the ones that will be empowered by the influence of His feet to carry out a great ministry [an end-time revival ministry like that of Elijah and Moses] to build His Church worldwide and prepare her to be holy, without spot or wrinkle, ready for marriage to our Lord. So please listen to this message and be blessed.

God bless you.

The last half of Messiah’s week [2]

There are seventy weeks ordained for the holy city of God to become all that God wants it to be. The holy city in question is no longer the physical Jerusalem, but the New Jerusalem as we are told in Revelation 21:2. This New Jerusalem is the Lamb’s wife, which is the Church, as we are told in Revelation 21:9-10. The seventy weeks in Daniel are thus ordained for the Church to become all that God wants her to be, which is to be Most Holy and anointed with God’s glory.

Of these seventy weeks [seventy groups of seven years], the seventieth week, the final week, the final group of seven years, is when Messiah comes on earth to confirm the covenant and accomplish the following six things: [1] To finish the transgression, [2] To make an end of sins, [3] To make reconciliations for iniquity, [4] To bring in everlasting righteousness, [5] To seal up the vision and prophecy, [6] To anoint the most Holy.

True to it, at the end of the 69 groups of seven years [at the end of the appointed 483 years] Messiah came into the world, and was declared as “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” [Matthew 3:17]. He began confirming the covenant, but as prophesied, He was cut off in the middle of the seven years [that is, after carrying out a three and half year ministry]. And during that first three and half years [through His preaching, His death and resurrection] He was able to accomplish the first three things in the covenant: [1] To finish the transgression, [2] To make an end of sins, [3] To make reconciliations for iniquity.

Now, He is about to return to complete the remaining three things in the remaining three and half years [the last half of His week]. But unlike the first time when He used a single body, this time God is preparing Him a body that is a church [many people operating in oneness]. And just as the first body He used was born of a virgin, so also this church that God is preparing for Him is made up of virgin-hearted believers gathered out from the backslidden church system. As that body was not born in the institutionalized hospitals, but in the humble manger, so also this church body that God is preparing for Him will not be produced in the institutionalized denominational church systems. It is not a church registered as an organization under any name or person. Rather, it is simple holy assemblies of God’s people all over the world, just as our Lord said in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them”

God wants you to be part of this church body He is building for our Lord Jesus to come and: [4] To bring in everlasting righteousness, [5] To seal up the vision and prophecy, [6] To anoint the most Holy.

Please listen and be blessed. It is this body that is shown as the man child in Revelation 12, who is to carry out a ministry for 1260 days [which  is three and half year]: the final three and half years of the seventy weeks. God bless you as you listen.

The last half of Messiah’s week [1]

There are seventy weeks ordained for the holy city of God to become all that God wants it to be. The holy city in question is no longer the physical Jerusalem, but the New Jerusalem as we are told in Revelation 21:2. This New Jerusalem is the Lamb’s wife, which is the Church, as we are told in Revelation 21:9-10. The seventy weeks in Daniel are thus ordained for the Church to become all that God wants her to be, which is to be Most Holy and anointed with God’s glory.

Of these seventy weeks [seventy groups of seven years], the seventieth week, the final week, the final group of seven years, is when Messiah comes on earth to confirm the covenant and accomplish the following six things: [1] To finish the transgression, [2] To make an end of sins, [3] To make reconciliations for iniquity, [4] To bring in everlasting righteousness, [5] To seal up the vision and prophecy, [6] To anoint the most Holy.

True to it, at the end of the 69 groups of seven years [at the end of the appointed 483 years] Messiah came into the world, and was declared as “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” [Matthew 3:17]. He began confirming the covenant, but as prophesied, He was cut off in the middle of the seven years [that is, after carrying out a three and half year ministry]. And during that first three and half years [through His preaching, His death and resurrection] He was able to accomplish the first three things in the covenant: [1] To finish the transgression, [2] To make an end of sins, [3] To make reconciliations for iniquity.

Now, He is about to return to complete the remaining three things in the remaining three and half years [the last half of His week]. But unlike the first time when He used a single body, this time God is preparing Him a body that is a church [many people operating in oneness]. And just as the first body He used was born of a virgin, so also this church that God is preparing for Him is made up of virgin-hearted believers gathered out from the backslidden church system. As that body was not born in the institutionalized hospitals, but in the humble manger, so also this church body that God is preparing for Him will not be produced in the institutionalized denominational church systems. It is not a church registered as an organization under any name or person. Rather, it is simple holy assemblies of God’s people all over the world, just as our Lord said in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them”

God wants you to be part of this church body He is building for our Lord Jesus to come and: [4] To bring in everlasting righteousness, [5] To seal up the vision and prophecy, [6] To anoint the most Holy.

Please listen and be blessed. It is this body that is shown as the man child in Revelation 12, who is to carry out a ministry for 1260 days [which  is three and half year]: the final three and half years of the seventy weeks. God bless you as you listen.