Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Prophecies Of The Prophet Daniel And Apostle John.

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Part III - The Prophecies Of The Prophet Daniel And The Apostle John.


The prophecies of the Prophet Daniel and the revelations given to the Apostle John were among two of the most comprehensive prophecies of the Christian Holy Scriptures on major world events focused around Jerusalem. Not only that, these two books also revealed Bible prophecies in a manner that none of the other books of the Holy Christian Scriptures did. In many of the prophecies of both the Book of Daniel and Book of Revelation, the story line is chronologically and lineally arranged. Some of these prophecies described events that followed directly one after another. Others revealed a time lapsed chronology of events taking place within the same location in the same contextual framework separated by a space of many hundreds of years. Additionally, some of the visions given to the Prophet Daniel were also very clearly explained by the same prophetic Scriptures (Daniel 2:31 – 35, 37 – 45; 7:7 – 8, 23 – 25; 8:3 – 12, 20 – 24) such that none would need to figure out (interpret) what they and the symbolism used meant.

While the Book of Revelations prophesied of events that would take place from the time that these visions were given to the Apostle John, some of the prophecies of the Book of Daniel were Dual, having two (or more Types) fulfillments – one or more as a type that would be fulfilled from the time of Daniel onward, with the other the actual fulfillment at the Time of the End. Quite a few of these prophecies were also time lapsed sequential events with their fulfillment spaced out over or separated by tens to hundreds of years starting from the time of the Prophet Daniel through the Apostolic and post Apostolic years leading right up to Time of the End (Daniel 11:40). The Time of the End literally is the period of time starting from just before the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) stretching to the time when LORD JESUS will return (Hebrews 9:28; Acts 1:9 – 12as LORD of Lords and KING of Kings to restore the Kingdom of GOD in the Promised Land to the genealogical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and also to reward (Revelation 11:18, 22:12) all HIS Saints who have throughout the life of their calling been faithful (Revelation 2:10, 17:14) in obeying (Hebrews 5:9) GOD and faithfully honoring and keeping the Covenant JESUS instituted with HIS very life made in the BLOOD that HE shed as HE died.

The visions given directly to the Prophet Daniel and recorded in the Book of Daniel, set the framework of prophecies from his time forward until after the Day of the LORD (Isaiah 2:12; Acts 2:20). The Day of the LORD prophesied by many of the Prophets of the Old Testaments records is the series of climatic events of punishing plagues on an exceedingly wicked and perverse generation of mankind. This is a year long ‘Time of Recompense’ (Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 35:3  4) that directly precedes the return of JESUS as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords to restore the Kingdom of GOD, ushering in the one thousand years period of global peace where nations will no longer go to war against one another.

Starting with the dream vision of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2GOD began to reveal to Daniel the milestone events that would begin taking place from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar until the climatic ending to this Age of Man, The first vision revealed by the dream of Nebuchadnezzar was an overview vision of one perspective to the process that GOD had allowed to make the object of HIS desire, mankind created in HIS image and likeness out of dust (temporary physical component), perfect and holy just as GOD is. This first vision also revealed to the Prophet Daniel, outlined the main milestones events from the perspective of government (power authority to rule) in the four world ruling empires’ track of GOD’s ‘plan’ for teaching mankind the lessons of power (the ability to carry out the imagination of one’s Spirit-mind) and wickedness. The setting is the main overview from one context of Christian Biblical prophecies. 

Followed on that first vision, a second vision was given to the Prophet Daniel in the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon. This second vision was a continuation to the vision of the four world ruling kingdoms (nations) symbolized in the statute of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and not a repetition or further elaboration and revelation on it.

While the first vision given through Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and his subsequent demands that his servants both revealed his dream and explained their meanings, revealed events of four world ruling empires succeeding one another to exercise rule over the nation of GOD by Covenant in the Promise Land, starting from Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon, the second vision given directly to the Prophet Daniel focused on four nation(s) groups that would be contemporary and be involved in the conflict around the city of Jerusalem at the Time of the End

Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
Daniel 7:2 – 3

Daniel 7 is the most misinterpreted of all the Christian Biblical prophecies. Every proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives of any and every knowledge disciplines who cared to weigh in, claiming to perfectly understand the prophecies of the Christian Holy Scriptures (i.e. all those before this work here that began in 2009 C.E., published this disclosure) have interpreted the four beasts of Daniel 7 to be the same four world ruling empires symbolized in the statue of the dream vision of Nebuchadnezzar of Daniel 2. But these four Beasts entities are not the four world ruling empires of ancient Babylon, Mede Persia, Greece and Rome (includes both pagan and papal Rome). These four Beasts are the four major nation groups that will be in focused in the events starting with the Great Tribulation followed by the Day of the LORD (inclusive as a part of the Great Tribulation) until the final confrontation at the Valley of Megiddo between the armies of the world led by both the Kings of the North and the King of the East against Jerusalem at the return of the LORD JESUS.

These four Beasts, symbolizing four pagan (in the context of nations and people who do not have any direct Covenant relationship with the CREATOR GOD) nation groups, will arise (i.e. rise up as nations) on the world scene lineally in chronology (or sequentially in chronological order), one after another (separated by some duration of time) as the stage is being set for their confrontations starting from the three and half years Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:13 – 17; 11:3) until the great climatic battle at Armageddon. These four major nation groups will be concurrent to the time (Daniel 7:12) when JESUS will return to restore the Kingdom of GOD and to reward (Revelation 11:19, 22:12HIS Elect, ‘the Saints of the Most High’, with immortality (Romans 2:7) and position of authority to rule as Kings and Priests (Revelation 1:6, 5:10) with HIM over this planet earth (Revelation 5:10, 3:21; Hebrews 2:5; 1 Corinthians 6:3). To understand the symbolism of the Christian Bible please read ‘The Key To Unlocking The Mystery Part IV’ of Bible 101 – ThEe Holy Bible Expounded.

‘Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.’ 
Daniel 7:17 – 18

The focus and context of this second vision which is ‘But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever’ are on events that would directly precede the end of the Age of Man. The Age of Man in the context of the Gospel message is the six thousand years GOD had ordained starting from the eviction of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden to until the time when GOD would remove Satan from his current position of authority over this earth (Luke 4:5 – 7). This approximately six thousand years is to allow mankind the pursuit of their own lust fueled ways that through it the whole creation (all creature personages) may learn not to trust in themselves to become brazenly arrogant over their “superior” intellect, intelligence and knowledge, but to have faith enough to completely trust the ONE who created them and all things. The Age of Man will end with the removal and incarceration of Satan the Devil. This will take place immediately after the Battle of Armageddon.

The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; 

The first Beastlike a lionsymbolized the nation of Judah (Genesis 49:9) from the ancient Divided Kingdom. That ancient nation consisted primary of the tribe of Judah, Benjamin and the Levi (1 Kings 11:9 – 13) from the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarch Israel (aka Jacob). In the symbolic language of the Christian Bibleeagles’s wings’ represents DIVINE intervention, protection, and deliverance. 

The first of these four Beasts, the lion-like Beast, (without multiple heads or horns, signifying one single sovereign nation) would be the first to arise (as a sovereign nation) into the world scene to set the stage for the climatic ending to the Age of Man. On May 14, 1948 C.E. soon after the Second World War, GOD through a DIVINE act (‘eagle’s wings’) established the genealogical descendants of the ancient nation of Judah (‘like a lion’) in part of the national territory of the Promise Land as a pagan nation in the modern state of Israel preparatory to the fulfillment of the prophecies pertaining to the end of the Age of Man at the Second Coming of JESUS CHRIST. From the perspective of events of the Great Tribulation this nation would be the King (or nation) in the Midst.

Direct DIVINE intervention and protection for that nation ceased once it was established, this was signified by the wings beingplucked off. The modern beast (like a lion) state of pagan Israel was then left to its own devices as just another worldly or pagan sovereign nation, just as all the other pagan sovereign nations of the world today.

and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

The modern day Jews will finally begin to accept JESUS as the LORD in the days of the Great Tribulation just prior to the start (Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 23:37 – 39; Revelation 7:3 – 8of the Day of the LORD. The Day of the LORD is the year long event of punishing plagues that is GOD's recompense and retribution against the all who dwell on earth who have the Mark of the Beast. Only by then will the Jewish people of today finally acknowledge (‘a man’s heart was given to it’) JESUS as the LORD (Matthew 23:37 – 39; Luke 13:35), and enter into to fully keep, honor and obey the New Everlasting Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31; Ezekiel 16:60) of which JESUS was the MEDIATOR MESSENGER (Malachi 3:3; Hebrew 9:15, 12:24).


Key words and phrases for this first Beast are: like a lion, eagle’s wingswings were plucked off, and man’s heart was given to it’.



And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’ 

Followed almost immediately (from the perspective of Bible prophecies) another nation arose who too would play a major role in the end time events of the last days of the Age of Man in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the LORD. This Second Beast like a bear (also without multiple heads or horns, again signifying a single sovereign nation state), would be the King of the East (Revelation 16:12). The ‘three ribs in its mouth’ would be three vassal nations or three non fully sovereign nations which would be swallowed by this bear-like Second Beast.

The People's Republic of China was formally established on 1st October 1949 when Mao Zedong led his regime to power defeating the Kuomintung government which had been ruling over China until then (excluding the period under the occupation of Imperial Japan).

Key words and phrases for this second Beast are: ‘suddenly’, ‘raised up on one side’, ‘three ribs in its mouth’, and ‘Arise, devour much flesh.


“After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.

The Third Beast to arise was unlike the first two that arose before it in that it has four heads. This leopard–like Beast have four heads, each head being representative of a king and nation meaning that this Beast is not a single nation but four. It also had four wings of a bird but that bird was not an eagle. The four wings are representative of supernatural or paranormal empowerment. Just as the First Beast was established by a supernatural act, a direct act of GOD represented by the eagle's wings, so the four wings of a bird which were not of an eagle, represents an act by some (i.e. four) Spirit personages that are not acting on/from the command or direction of GOD.

The Arab Spring of 2011 C.E. saw the stage being prepared for the rise of this leopard–like Beast just as the formation of the European Common Market (European Economic Community) in 1957 had set the stage for the eventual rise of the fourth and last Beast in this Daniel 7 prophecy. Both these two Beasts are yet to arise as of 2015 C.E., with that of the third Beast taking place before that of the fourth Beast.

Throughout the course of history scholars of the Christian Bible (whether those of the Great Harlot Church, her harlot daughters, the Elect of GOD in and outside of the membership of  the one true Church of GOD, or of other religious beliefs including atheism and secularism) all have made proclamations and assertions of when the end will come (i.e. that of the end of the world andor the return of JESUS CHRIST). Not a single one have even the most remotest clue that the last Beast only will arise after the first three. Today while the first two Beasts of Daniel's dream vision (Daniel 7) have arisen, the third Beast, the Leopard like Beast with four heads, is still yet to arise. Until this happen, the last Beast will not arise.

This fourth and last Beast of Daniel 7 has ten horns representing ten political leaders of ten sovereign nations. In the context of Christian Bible definitions, Kings (national political leaders) and nations are synonymous, a king being the political and military power or authority over the nation.

This third Beast of Daniel 7 would be a group with some sort of non treaty union led by four separate national leaders of four separate sovereign states. First thing to note about this Third Beast is that unlike the Fourth Beast, which is also a group of nations, there is no non cohesion issue, meaning among all the four nations that comprises this Third Beast, they are basically of one racial lineage. This is particularly emphasized in the Beast being like a leopard. Leopards are characterized by their having spots. Religion may also factor in their unity, but not necessarily so throughout. This is as many to most other religions would have caved when the Fourth Beast arose backed by a miracle performing False Prophet.

“miracle” performing False Prophet will totally get the whole world (except for the Elect of GOD and some serious students of the Christian Bible) to worship the Fourth Beast until the Two Witnesses begins their testimonies in Jerusalem. When the Two Witnesses begins their testimony, GOD will present the whole world of mankind with a choice on whom their would choose to believe, whether the Christian Holy Scriptures and the Two Witnesses, or a powerful military leader backed by a miracle performing leader of the largest religion of the world, a so called Elijah who makes fire come down from the sky. This GOD will do as the final conviction of all those who refuse to repent (Revelation 16:2, 9, 11, 21) to seal their destruction in the Day of the LORD.

Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay
Daniel 2:41  43

Aside from the fact that this Third Beast will be united by a common bond of race, there would also be an additional common bond of religion which would extend beyond this four nations group. And because of both these racial and religious bond (especially during the period of their rising) the scope of this Third Beast would be more than just the four Kings (leaders of nations) leading them, just as the U.S. war against the Al Qaeda extremists extended beyond the boundary of Afghanistan or the citizenry of any particular nation. But when the Fourth Beast arises because of the supernatural (i.e. paranormal) empowerment of this Fourth Beast by the Dragon, Satan the Devil, the greater majority of mankind including many to most religions will fall in with the False Prophet. This would be until the Two Witnesses of GOD begin their prophecies and testimonies when many (though relatively few compare with the rest who won't) who have read or will have access to the Christian Holy Scriptures will cease their allegiance to the Fourth Beast and the False Prophet. Among these many will be some who will then believe and enter into the New Covenant. Many of these will be martyred, especially those living in the geopolitical territory under the control of the Fourth Beast.

Further this Third Beast has four heads whereas the fourth Beast has ten horns. That translates to the unity factor difference between these Beasts. While there would be some sort of political (includes military) union expression in the Fourth Beast there would be no such union in this Third Beast. The Fourth Beast will have some sort of political treaty bond whereas the Third Beast will be united by racial and also by some basic religious allegiance rather than any treaty covenant. That was the reason Daniel 7 portrayed the Third Beast as having four heads while the Fourth Beast had ten horns.

At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 
Daniel 11:40

This Third Beast will be none other than the Kings of the South who will confront the Kings of the North during the beginning years of the Great Tribulation only to be completely overwhelmed. The prophecies of Daniel 11 revealed a pattern of continuing conflict between two parties symbolically identified as the King(s) of the North and King(s) of the South which were spaced out over hundreds of years starting from after the time of Daniel until the last and final confrontation in the events of the last days of the Age of Man.

The key words and phrases for this third Beast are: like a leopardfour wings of a birdhad four heads, and dominion was given to it’.


After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.

The final Beast to arise for the End of the Age confrontations focused on Jerusalem would also be the last resurrection or revival of the fourth empire of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream vision recorded in Daniel 2

“You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
Daniel 2:31 – 33

This last revival of the fourth empire would be the toes of the golden statue (Daniel 2:31  33) of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream vision. This dream vision of King Nebuchadnezzar was a revelation by GOD to King Nebuchadnezzar in order that he should know that his position of great power and authority as a type of King of kings was not from his own power, the might of his own hand (Daniel 2:37  38; Daniel 4:24  35). This message would be reinforced later in another dream vision given to King Nebuchadnezzar. This first vision of King Nebuchadnezzar was later given to Daniel that he might know the dream and its interpretation through which GOD would raise Daniel's authoritative position (Daniel 2:48) in the Kingdom of Babylon.

Though this dream vision was first given to King Nebuchadnezzar, the message was intended for the Elect of GOD, the people of GOD through the New Forever Covenant. That is the very reason you are reading the true disclosure of the Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation as well as the rest of the Holy Christian Scriptures in the various disclosures and discussions of this author. This is also the very reason 99.99% of the readers of this author's work right here won't believe the statement that preceded this one, and this 99.99% will include many to most of the Elect of GOD. Yes, many to most of GOD's Elect will because of their exceedingly great lust pretend stupidity and refused to believe, will reject the testimony and work of this author until the Great Tribulation comes upon them as a thief in the night. I didn't make this up, it is explicitly recorded (Revelation 12:17; 13:15), prophesied by the Christian Holy Scriptures, but of course no one is required to believe as indeed very few will believe thus fulfilling the very prophecies of the Christian Holy Scriptures that explicitly, plainly and clearly testified of a great martyrdom of the Elect followed by punishing plagues and calamity killing 90% of mankind living in those soon coming last days, who would be complicit to the persecution, torture and murder of GOD's Elect.

The last and final Beast of Daniel 7 was a fearsome and dreadfully powerful Beast that was not like any animal that Daniel had ever seen. The context of this was in the power to wage war. The Beast symbolism as king or nation in the Christian Holy Scriptures focused mainly on their power to wage war and for military conquests.

If you were to compare the four Beasts of Daniel 7 to the Beast of Revelation 13 verse 1 you will find that the Beast of Revelation 13 verse 1 is a sort of composite of the four Beasts of Daniel 7. This was intended to directly identify the focus of Daniel 7 as on the end time events that would be on Jerusalem just prior and leading to the Second Coming of JESUS and the end of the Age of Man.

While the prophecies of Daniel 7 gave an overview perspective of the end time confrontation, that of Revelation 13 focused specifically on the Beast that will be Satan's main agent to attack (Revelation 13:7; 11:7; 12:17) the Church of GOD and the people of GOD (Revelation 12:7) of the New Covenant. To support this persecution, torture and murder of GOD's Elect, this Beast will be fully backed by the False Prophet of the Great Harlot Church and all her discipleship. This support and the supernatural (paranormal) signs that this False Prophet would be able to perform after the Beast would have miraculously survived and recovered from her mortal wound, will be the supernatural empowerment that will see most of the world (including many prior followers of other religions and system of beliefs) to worship the Beast and to persecute the Elect in the events leading into and also during the Tribulation. However the global support and allegiance to the Beast will be somewhat mitigated and reduced when in the Tribulation the Two Witnesses of GOD will arise and begin their three and a half year witnessing and prophecies. Here is when most (but not all) of the Elect of GOD who will at that time not be in the Church as well as many people who have read the Christian Bible or heard the testimonies of the Elect and the Church, would repent to enter into the New Covenant. A great many of these will be martyred by the discipleship of the Great Harlot and those aligned to the Beast.

It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Revelation 13:7

This final Beast of Daniel 7 to rise up, preparatory to the military confrontation in the days of the Great Tribulation, would be the last revival (Daniel 2:42 – 44) of the fourth Kingdom (Daniel 2:36 – 40) of Daniel 2. A great number of GOD's Elect and Saints (potter's clay) who would not be in the membership of the Church of GOD will be domiciled in the dominion or ruling territories of this last Beast where they will suffer persecution in horrendous torture and martyrdom. Many among these Elect and Saints will also be new converts (i.e. who will embrace and enter into the New Covenant) only during the days leading into as well as the within the period of the Tribulation.

You can read a discussion on this final Beast of Daniel 7 in a previous post ‘The Beast And The Ten Kings’ of this blog.


Key words and phrases for this second Beast are: ‘dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong’, ‘devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue’, ‘ten horns’, and ‘partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron.


A natural question to ask at point this would be, ‘If these prophecies were about events in the Tribulation that will be happening soon then how come there was no mention of today's (2012 C.E.) number one and only world super power, the United States of America, and her English speaking allies? Why would they not involve themselves in these conflicts?

This was answered indirectly in the revelation (Revelation 13:4) given to the Apostle John and implicitly in Daniel 11. The reason the United States and her English speaking allies will not factor in the events during the Tribulation is because both the US and her allies will no longer be around as major nations by that time. Fact is the fate of US and her English speaking allies had been clearly foretold in numerous prophecies of the Christian Holy Scriptures. For the discussion on the demise of the United States of America and her English speaking allies please read the chapters the ‘The Elect’ and ‘The Beginning of Sorrow’.

One of the signs that would be indicative of the closeness to the End of the Age would be that of an increasing world social order turning against the United States and her English speaking allies. This would start to speed up considerably with the rise of the last Beast of Daniel 7 which is the last revival of the fourth empire of Nebuchadnezzar's dream vision of Daniel 2. This final fourth empire of Nebuchadnezzar's dream would be the seventh and eighth Beasts of Revelation 13.

There is also another current (2012 C.E.) major world power that was not discussed by the Christian Holy Scriptures in the conflicts centered around Jerusalem in the Last Days. But that was for a totally different reason than the US and her allies. I will not discuss this but let those who understand, understand.

But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many
Daniel 11:44


The Church of GOD in Jerusalem.

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32

JESUS CHRIST during HIS three and a half year ministry in HIS earthly mission as the MESSENGER of the New Covenant (Malachi 3:1) said HE would established HIS Church of which the Gates of Hades would not be able to prevail over (Luke 12:28 - 38)? Where is this Church of GOD today? Did the Christian Holy Scriptures tell us where this one ‘little flock of the true Church of GOD would be throughout the passing of the years starting from the Apostolic time until our current time, until this very day? 

If you would believe what were recorded by the Christian Holy Scriptures, you would know the geographical region where the one true Church of GOD would be headquartered in today. Not only that you would also know where the true Church of GOD would be throughout her journey through the centuries until this very day from the scant glimpses in the historical records starting with the Church founding on 30 C.E. in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. And that is not all, you would even know where the Church of GOD would be in the days leading to the Tribulation until the very Day of the LORD.

Those who are reading this blog for the first time please read ‘The Keys To Unlocking The Mystery Part 4’ to understand the meaning of the symbolism in the Christian Holy Scriptures

In the revelation to the Apostle John of events starting from his time until the End of the Age, it was revealed that in the days after Satan would be cast down from Heaven (Revelation 12:7 – 9), Satan realizing that his time is short (Revelation 12:12) would seek to destroy the Church of GOD (depicted as a virtuous woman in Revelation 12). GOD would miraculously deliver the woman (Revelation 12:14) protecting her flight away from the reach of the Beast’s agents (Revelation 13:2) through whom Satan acts. This would place the Church of GOD, ‘the woman’ of Revelation 12, directly in events centered on Jerusalem.

Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 12:13 – 17

This was directly collaborated in the warning JESUS CHRIST gave to HIS Apostles and disciples when HE was asked when would be the End of the Age and what would be the signs of HIS (second) coming.

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your comingand of the end of the age?”
Matthew 24:3

In this warning JESUS told HIS disciples that when they see Jerusalem surrounded by armies they should know that its desolation is near and they should flee. This prophecy was dual, the type of which was fulfilled in 70 C.E. when Rome laid siege to Jerusalem before destroying it. The Church of GOD, which was at that time headquartered in Jerusalem, together with most of the faithful fled before the siege. The Church headquarter was then shifted to Ephesus (Revelation 2:1).

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
Luke 21:20 – 21

During the Time of the End, the Church of GOD would again be headquartered in Jerusalem even as it is not at this point of time (2012 C.E.). But events leading to the End of the Age would cause the Church of GOD to shift from its present headquarter. This would be in no small part resulting from the steadily increasing persecution of the Church of GOD by the citizenry and rulers of the country where the Church is currently headquartered (Matthew 10:23).

“Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Matthew 10:21 – 23


The Saints Persecuted From The Very Beginning.

The persecution and martyrdom of the followers and disciples of JESUS CHRIST began almost immediately after 30 C.E when the Church of GOD was founded through the giving of the HOLY SPIRIT on the Feast of First Fruits aka Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1 – 4).  At first the persecutors and murderers (Acts 7:58  60) were the self righteous bigots and hypocrites from among the pagan religious Jews. This is not too different from today where the followers of various faith would deceptively feint religious indignation and screaming bloody murder, attacking and murdering others who they feel have insulted them and their religion. These self deceiving liars seemed to believe that their so called religion which is claimed as for good can only be truly expressed by violent oppression and murderous rampages rather than in the cultivating and perpetuating of peace, goodwill and prosperity for the well being of their social order.

From that time and throughout the centuries until the Reformation Movement, true Christians were relentless persecuted, incarcerated, tortured and murdered, many suffering horrendous torture before they were brutally murdered by those exercising political power at the behest of the Great Catholic Church of Rome.

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
John 15:10

And the only reason they were so relentlessly pursued, persecuted, brutalized and slaughtered was because they chose to hold on to the faith once and for all delivered to them to obey GOD rather than man (Acts 5:29), faithfully keeping the Saturday Sabbath, the Ten Commandments, and the Passover Covenant that JESUS mediated (Hebrews 12:24) with HIS BLOOD (Hebrews 13:20; Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:25) as HE died as The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29) on that fateful day in 30 C.E. on the 14th day of Nisan (Matthew 26:17 – 28; Mark 14:12 – 24; Luke 22:7 – 20: 1 Corinthians 11:23 – 26).


Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exodus 12:1 – 2

The month of Nisan is the first month of the Hebrew Lunar Calendar or Sacred Calendar.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Matthew 26:26 – 28

Before JESUS was delivered into the hands of HIS murderers, HE instituted the New Covenant Passover with HIS Apostles after sunset on the 14th of Nisan (Exodus 12:6; Numbers 9:5), instructing them on the New Covenant commemoration and observations with the new symbols of unleavened bread to represent HIS broken body (1 Corinthians 11:24) and red wine to represent HIS BLOOD (Hebrews 13:20; Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:25) of the New Covenant which HE would shed to institute the New Covenant in the Passover commemoration.

Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.
Exodus 12:6 – 11

This Passover commemoration was the very same one, commemorated on the same exact calendar date and time through which GOD delivered the children of Israel from their Egyptian enslavement. This Passover commanded by GOD through Moses was a type which pointed to the actual which was fulfilled by JESUS as The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’.

For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My bloodThis do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
1 Corinthians 11:23 – 26

The Apostle Paul, who was then not yet a disciple and follower of JESUS when JESUS instituted the Passover as the New Covenant, was commanded by LORD JESUS directly from the THRONE of GOD in the Third Heaven (2 Corinthians 12:2) to observed this same commemoration on the very same day of 14th Nisan of the Passover meal which is very the New Covenant through which grace and redemption is given to all mankind who would repent of their disobedience, rebellion and wickedness. This was many years after JESUS had instituted it before HE died (Revelation 5:6, 12) as ‘The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29).


The Church of GOD At Ease.


The Protestant Reformation diluted the once iron grip on power of the Great Catholic Church of Rome over much of the “civilized” world where most of the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarchs were scattered after their (both Israel's and Judah's) Covenant relationship with the CREATOR GOD ended. This finally gave breathing room for the Church of GOD to begin to grow from the far flung remote reaches of Europe and Asia into parts of Europe and especially to a new world opening up across the Pacific Ocean. 

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 12:3 – 6

When the one thousand two hundred and sixty hidden years (Revelation 12:6) of the Church of GOD was nearing its end according to time frame of the prophecies given to the Apostle John, Satan having failed to wipe out the Church of GOD through much of those centuries while his great universal Church (Revelation 17:2 – 6) held political power, orchestrated the Protestant Reformation in a revised strategy to drown out the true message of the Gospel preached by the Church of GOD with an avalanche of varying and distracting messages claimed to be the Gospel, all of which will: implicitly but directly command the breaking: of GOD’s Royal Law and Holy Commandment of Love, the whole unaltered Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 12:32); GODs Sabbath created on the seventh day of Creation Week; the New Everlasting Covenant made in the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST; to deviously blaspheme GOD’s NAME and RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

With the worst of the years of her suffering from the vehemence persecution of the Babylonian Mystery Religion masquerading as Christianity, waning, the Church of GOD began to grow and spread beyond the fringes of human civilization into Europe and eventually across the pacific into a new world that was starting to open up. (Please read the chapter ‘The Elect’ of ‘Bible 101 - The Holy Bible Expounded’ for the discussion on the main target audience of the work of the Church of GOD )

By the turn of the twentieth century the Church of GOD was able to begin to preach the message of the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD (Matthew 4:23, 9:35, 24:14; Mark 1:14) relatively free from harassment and murderous persecution of the Great Harlot and her daughters (Revelation 17:5) of the Christmas religion.

But freedom from persecution and an increase in prosperity of the membership would take a different toil on the work of the Church of GOD and the spiritual commitments of the members of the Elect. Free from the severe distressed of being persecuted, members of the Elect would begin to grow lukewarm and lose their fervent zeal for the work to first seek the Kingdom (Matthew 6:33) and to fervently testifying to the message of the Gospel (Matthew 4:23, 9:35, 24:14; Revelation 2:4  5). The abundance of things that titillate the senses and deceitfulness of material possession would take its toll on the Spiritual health of both lay members and leaders alike.

So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. And when this comes to pass—surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”
Ezekiel 33:31 – 33

Today nearly all the members of the Elect of GOD are caught up in the pursuit of enriching their temporary lives. Both lay members and leaders alike are focused on enhancing their personal glory and enriching themselves. Nearly all are being puffed up by their self perceived wisdom and righteousness all the while superfeeding their ego as their being the defining standards of righteousness and Godly virtues when the Christian Holy Scriptures specifically and clearly testified against them, that they exactly as have all the Antichristsmake a pretense to believe GOD but deceitfully refusing to do so,

So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
Revelation 3:16 – 38

And because of their refusal to heed and believe this testimony against them, the bulk of the Elect of GOD will fall into the hands of the Beast power and the enemies who hated them just as did happen to both the ancient Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Many of the Elect (as well those who will be converted just before and during the Great Tribulation) will have to go through a baptism of martyrdom (Revelation 6:9) to prove their faithfulness and commitment to GOD.

Here is a question for the Elect: Why are the people of GOD through the New Covenant since 1995 C.E. until today (2012 C.E.) scattered and distributed into over a hundred congregations of so called Churches of God, so called churches of gods. But that is not all, even more than these over a hundred churches of gods, there are these hundreds to thousands of websites and blogs publishing numerous variations and twists to the doctrines taught and advanced by the Messenger and pastor general of the previous era of GOD's Church, the Philadelphia period of GOD's Church; all them adding to and taking from the doctrines of that Messenger of that period, the doctrines that were identified to that Messenger, but everyone changing whatever it suited them to change so that they can position and advance themselves as these supremely supreme proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives of GOD or of the Christian Holy Scriptures.

As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;
And the way of peace they have not known."
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:10 – 13

Here is another question for the Elect: Why did the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, clearly and plainly recorded of a great martyrdom of the Elect and Saints in the Tribulation? Why did the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, clearly and plainly warned of a period of great trail at the end of the Philadelphia era. Is GOD's vindictively sadistic that HE had planned for HIS supposedly faithful people by Covenant, the supposedly super mega noble totally full to the brim with brotherly and agape love for HIM and one another, to fall into the hands of the Beast and the False Prophet so that HE can have them sadistically and brutally tortured and murdered? Is that the reason? Think you know the answer?

Here is the simple, plain, clearly documented answer found consistently recorded from Genesis to Revelation in the Christian Holy Scriptures.

Starting from the very first family when they chose to distrust and disobeyed GOD until even an Apostle one among only twelve personally handpicked by LORD JESUS who chose to appeal to Caesar, the Roman Emperor. GOD have always let HIS people fall into the hands of their enemies when they chose to trust in these enemies rather than GOD. GOD is basically honoring their free will to choose who they would rather have ruling over them, who they rather trust than the GOD who created them and commanded HIS love for them. This the Christian Holy Scriptures have faithfully and consistently recorded. Today almost every single of GOD's Elect whether the lay members or all those who have advanced themselves as the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives whatever these maybe, from the super mega humble and contrite slave, to the super supreme Apostles, they have all embraced the bad faith and lying sincerity so that they can pursue all that they lusted after. Yes, today even from as far back as the previous two era (the Sardis and the Philadelphia period) the Elect have mostly been focused on their lust fueled and lust driven agenda, they have chosen to lust over to love GOD, hijacking the truth and Word of GOD to advance themselves and whatever they lusted to embraced just as the Apostle Paul did when he hijacked the Grace of GOD to specifically preached against circumcision.

This has been also the specific reason GOD raised up a Worthless Shepherd who would not care for the sheep, over the very Church of GOD in this very last days (Zechariah 6:15 – 17). And even as the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, plainly and clearly recorded that this Worthless Shepherd will lose both his arm and right eye, yet he would not repent, would from his ego mega supergorging lust willfully refused to repent and will die because of his sins. But not only has he been the only one who willfully refused to repent, many to most of GOD's Elect, both the lay members and the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives, too has and will despite knowing this fact, willfully refused to repent. This also the Christian Holy Scriptures had recorded. You can read more about the discussion on this Worthless Shepherd in the post, ‘Readers' Question – Why Do Innocents Suffer If GOD Is Just’ under the section heading ‘What It Means To Be Free’ and also in the chapter ‘The Elect’ of ‘Bible 101 – The Holy Bible Expounded’. This Worthless Shepherd is also discussed in chapter ‘The Great Tribulation’ of ‘The End Of The World How It Is Going To Happen’.

And as always no one is required to believe any of this and also as has always been the case. Because of free will, most to almost none who had read, is reading and will read this here, this work here, will believe. Most to almost all will refuse to believe simple, clear, plain, obvious and explicit truths that the Word of GOD may be fulfilled.

And as Isaiah said before: “Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, We would have become like Sodom, And we would have been made like Gomorrah.”
Romans 9:29


Severe Trials, Persecution, And Martyrdom Of The Elect.

Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Revelation 10:21 – 23

During the days of JESUS three and half years ministry as a SON of man, HE warned HIS disciples then of persecution from the genealogical descendants of the ancient nations of Israel. This warning was a prophecy of the days leading to Time of the End. This period of suffering for the Church of GOD was termed the Beginning of Sorrows (NKJV). Please read the chapter ‘The Beginning Of Sorrows’ to understand this key milestone events of the End of the Age which would lead directly to the Great Tribulation.

Severe trials of persecutions and martyrdom are coming upon the Elect of GOD to jolt them from their self glorification in self righteous hypocrisy and bigotry (Revelation 12:17). Among the first of these persecutions will be from the nations that are the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarchs. It is this persecution that would lead the Church of GOD to shift its headquarters from its current location to the city of Jerusalem.

It is also this persecution of the Elect of GOD by the modern day descendants of ancient Kingdom of Israel that will see these modern day descendants of the Biblical Patriarchs, conquered with the relatively few survivors taken into captivity by the Beast power. This will be GOD's punishment on them for their persecution of HIS Elect. This was exactly what happened to the first century vassal Jewish nation in 70 C.E., when GOD used the ancient Roman Empire to punish that Jewish pagan nation (John 7:2) for their persecution of the first century Christians. The persecution and martyrdom of the true disciples of JESUS during and after the Apostolic days was a Type of the persecution and martyrdom of the true Christians in the Time of the End. First prior to the Great Tribulation, Christians will suffer persecution at the hands of the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarch after which, in the days leading to and during the Great Tribulation, they will be persecuted and martyred at the hands of the Beast power in cohort with the Great Harlot Church of the Christmas religion and almost all the rest of the people of the world who would all be complicit and aligned with her.

And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed,that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation. So I will bring on that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations.
Jeremiah 25:11 – 13

Similarly during the time of Jeremiah the Prophet, GOD used Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon to punish the Kingdom of Judah for her sins in breaking GOD’s Covenant with them. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed that sinning and rebellious nation and carried them off as slaves to Babylon. GOD later punished Babylon for its sins against HIM and HIS nation, the ancient Kingdom of Judah (Jeremiah 25:12). In the same consistent manner too GOD will punish the nations that are the modern day descendants of the Biblical Patriarchs for their persecution of the Saints and the Elect of GOD of the New Covenant. It is this punishment that will see these modern day nations of the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarchs, conquered by the Beast power and her allies with their relatively few survivals either carried off as prisoners or shattered among the nations (Ezekiel 7).



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