Presents pamphlet #6409
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We have been reading about our Father's decree that there would be and yet shall be an invasion upon the land of His people by the king of Assyria and his great army. And so it is that the promised invasion did happen historically, beginning in the land of Zebulon and Naphtali, to not only show us today that God's Word is true and accurate in every detail but to also give us an ensample (1 Cor. 10:11) and type, a forerunner if you will, of Satan (when he comes as the false-christ) and his locust army who shall soon come upon the land of His people in this final generation of the fig tree and cause much spiritual desolation. That time shall surely be a dark hour, even the darkest hour as it already becoming very dim, when many shall stumble and fall because there is no light in them to guide them through the night. The reason they have no light is that they have listened to men and followed and trusted in men's traditions instead of "hearing the Voice of their heavenly Father" and trusting and relying on Him! Thus they have ignored and forsaken their Father's Word, forsaken the Light of truth, to the point that they have become unmindful of the Rock of their salvation, which means they do not know Jesus Christ though many claim they do. Deut. 32:18 "Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee." Unfortunately many shall not "see the Light" until the sound of the 7th Trump when Yahshua Messiah returns to this earth as King of kings and Lord of lords with all power and glory... but then the "door" will be closed and it will be too late to "enter in" and receive eternal life until the end of the Millennium!
But there is Good News right now, which brings us to our study of the 9th chapter of Isaiah, a marvelous chapter that speaks of the ministry of Jesus Christ, being fulfilled in Matthew chapter four, concerning the Light coming into the darkest hour of the world and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God and declaring that the Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace shall come and set up His kingdom to rule on earth forever and ever. So let us begin this study by turning to Matthew chapter four where the 9th chapter of Isaiah is quoted. By the way, the name "Matthew" means "Gift of Yahveh".
Jesus Christ, the Anointed One of God, knew that John the Baptist's ministry had ended and so it was now the set time for the Call to Repentance and the Proclamation of the GOOD NEWS that Kingdom of heaven is NOW AT HAND for WHOSOEVER will come and follow the Light that has come into the world. How is it that the kingdom of heaven is now "at hand"? Because the King of the dominion of heaven has come to earth and now dwells among men, Emmanuel... which is to say "God with us"! He is that child called Wonderful who would be a sign and a wonder to God's people.Matthew 4:12
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison*, He departed into Galilee;
Also, it is important that we take note that Jesus Christ, the Light which shines in the "darkness", openly began His ministry in Galilee, which means "the heathen circle".
Galilee = Galilaia, gal-il-ah'-yah, Greek 1056; of Hebrew origin [Hebrew 1551 (Galiyl)]; Galil'a (i.e. the heathen circle), a region of Palestine :- Galilee.
Since this land was the first to be afflicted by the armies of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29), it was promised that it would be the first to see the Light of Messiah! How beautiful and how perfect is the Word of God. Here are the translations (meanings) of the names of the towns in verse 13. You can substitute them for the proper names and read the verse anew. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
Nazareth = the guarded one
Capernaum = the city of consolation or comfort
Zabulon (Zebulun) = dwelling place or habitation
Napthalim (Naphtali) = my wrestling
Now we are now going to see the Light which God sent into the world go forth and begin to shine in the great darkness (read John 1:1-12)! To that end, Jesus Christ will begin His ministry by announcing that the door to the kingdom of heaven is now open and all those who will repent (change) and follow the Light can see their way and enter in.
How fitting indeed that this is a fulfillment of that which is spoken by Isaiah the prophet for as we keep noting, his very name means the "Salvation of Yah", which is what Jesus Christ came to bring to the world of darkness. Of course it is by no accident that it should be so... for everything the Lord did and even said was preordained of God. John 12:49 "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, He gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak." And so it was that Christ began His ministry in Galilee because it was written that He would do so over 700 years prior to the event. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Isaiah 9:1The land shall not always be full of darkness because Jesus Christ brought light into the depth of that great darkness to shine unto and encompass ALL nations (Galilaia). And because of Emmanuel, you and I and whosoever will need not be in darkness any more forever and ever because we can walk in and be a child of Light this very day! 1 Thes. 5:5 "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.This verse is also quoted in Matthew 4:16 as follows:
The Light which has "sprung up" to break the darkness is so beautifully called "the dayspring" by Dr. Luke.Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
If you remember from Gen. 1:3, the great Light was the first thing God brought into the world of darkness which had become "tohu va bohu", utterly void and desolate, at the rebellion of Satan. Genesis 1:2-4 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."Luke 1:77-79
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Jesus Christ is that Light and the hope of our salvation. John 12:46 "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." To walk in the Light you must follow Him! Thus repentance is coupled with the proclamation of the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) of the Kingdom of God and the establishment of the King of Righteousness. Want peace and happiness... from now until forever? Then come out of darkness and into the light of His marvelous truth (His Word) and He will guide your feet and keep you in the paths of His righteousness.
Let's go one more verse in Matthew:
The very King of the Dominion (king-dom) of heaven was right there with them, dwelling among them. Do not make the simplicity of this complicated nor mysterious. Very simply, if you love God and follow Jesus Christ, the Word of God, i.e. you believe in Him, then He will be with you and dwell with you now!Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Let us return to Isaiah 9:3 which speaks of the exultation and joy of receiving the Light.
Isaiah 9:3The joy and happiness and exultation that the Light shall bring to the world really is Good News and you know what else is GOOD NEWS? You can have all that joy and peace of mind even now if you will hear His call and follow Him.
Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Here is how Dr. Bullinger translates verse three after noting on page 943 of the Companion Bible the error of translation caused by dividing the Hebrew word "haggil'o" into two words thereby adding the word "lo", which is "not".
In other words, the word "not" in verse three should not be there which you will also find consistent with Dr. Moffat's translation.Thou hast multiplied the exultation,
Thou hast increased the joy:
They joy before Thee according to the joy in harvest.
And as men exult when they divide the spoil.
And now for more GOOD NEWS!
 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.It shall be a jubilant Jubilee indeed for Freedom and Liberty shall be "proclaimed throughout the land" and there shall be no more bondage and oppression by the Assyrian and his powerful army. Our Lord and Shepherd's rod and His staff which provide comfort and peace (Ps. 23) shall replace that staff of burden and that rod of oppression wielded by the taskmaster and the oppressor!
 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.The battle in these last days is a spiritual battle even as the kingdom of God comes in through the victory of that great "Spiritual Warfare" (Rev. 19:11-16)! So become a spiritual warrior and put on the whole gospel armor of God as Paul instructs us in Ephesians chapter 6. And always remember it is written that "our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)" and when He and His spirit of Truth comes in contact with evil rudiments and iniquitous works, those things are "burned up", as in completely and totally consumed away! Peter documents this for us in 2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [evil rudiments] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
And so it is that God sent His only begotten Son into the darkened world to bring the Light and therefore salvation unto any and all who would follow that Light (Jn. 3:16, Jn. 12:46). However, at His second advent He shall come as the King of king and Lords of lords to rule all nations and every knee shall bow to His name, i.e. His authority. But again the Good News is... since the kingdom of heaven is now at hand anyone who is willing can accept Him as King and Lord now and be part of the ruling kingdom that shall reign when that child given as a sign and wonder, who was prophesied to come and dwell with us, Emmanuel, shall indeed come again!
 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.These "5" titles ("5" is the number of grace in Biblical numerics) are all part of the Comfort He gives to those who love Him. Jesus Christ is all of these things which give us a more in-depth understanding of the Godhead.
Again, Jesus Christ came at His first advent to bring the Light and offer salvation to whosoever will (Isa. 61:2, 1st half of verse). He is coming at His second advent to put down all rule and authority and set up the ruling kingdom of God upon this earth for ever and ever (Isa. 61:2, 2nd half of verse)! Rev. 11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever."(1) Wonderful means "miracle or marvelous thing" and so it is that the Word of God works wonders and miracles in our lives.
(2) Counsellor means "to advise or consult" and so it is that we seek wisdom and counsel from His Word to lead us in the paths of righteousness, i.e. to do the right thing in all our affairs.
(3) The Mighty God has all power in heaven and earth and so it is He who is our Rock and our Fortress. Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."
(4) The Everlasting Father. Only through partaking of the fruit from the Evergreen (Ever-Living) Tree of Life can we have everlasting (eternal) life. In fact, our Father likens Himself to and evergreen (fir) tree: Hosea 14:8 "Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard Him, and observed Him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found."
(5) The Prince of Peace (see next verse) is the only ruler who can "order" true and lasting peace on this earth and "establish" it with truth and justice.
 Of the increase of His government and peacethere shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.It is also written in the Book of Revelation that this child who was born was brought forth to "rule all nations"... and that rule shall be with a rod of iron which is with the discipline of His righteousness, i.e. strick adherence His Word! Rev. 12:5 "And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne." Yes, Jesus Christ who now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven is soon coming to sit "upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever"! Do you know where the throne of David is this very day? One need's to know because the LORD promised that there would always be a descendant of David's to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel... until Shiloh come, until the Prince of Peace returns to sit upon it as per Isaiah 9:7 that we just read!?
How Wonderful the Word of God is indeed! It is true and sure and you can always count on it! If you are not familiar with the "Stone of Destiny", commonly called "Jacob's Pillar", the "rock" that was carried in the wilderness by Moses and the children of Israel and then later taken by Jeremiah along with the daughters of King Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, to the shores of Ireland, then obtain a copy of E. Raymond Capt's book titled Jacob's Pillar. By the way, did you know that Queen Elizabeth is a direct descendant of the house of David through Judah? Do a little homework and check it out! Log unto pamphlets #1064 and #1020Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
Next we are going to see how our heavenly Father, who declares that He is not at all happy with His children who almost totally ignore Him in these last days by choosing not to hear His Voice, meaning they choose not to study His Word and follow His laws and statutes that would bring them all the blessings of Deut. 28:1-14, are going to eventually "See the Light"! We shall discover that first of all, He shall stretch forth His hand and they are going to feel the "heat" from that Light! Then shall they cry unto Him!
There are many who claim to be saved or even "born again" Christians and yet they are often not only shaken by the "earthquakes" that are happening in all areas of society these days, but they are also anxious and worrisome over the uncertainties that tomorrow might bring their way. The reason for their fears and anxieties is because they are void of the rich knowledge and wisdom of their Father's Word that contains not only all the major news of what is happening in the world today but also that which shall yet happen tomorrow, including the in-depth analysis by the prophets of Almighty God telling us why these events are happening and the end results of their having taken place. As Jesus Christ said Mark 13:23, "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."
The sad part is that rather than turn to their heavenly Father to fill that void and freely receive the wise counsel of His Word that would bring them true peace of mind and happiness, multiple millions of our beloved brothers and sisters have among other things turned to their doctors and psychiatrists who end up sending them to their local druggists for sedatives and legally prescribed mind altering drugs to magically ease the stress of their lack of faith and dearth of knowledge and wisdom. By the way, do you know what the Greek word translated "sorcerers" is in the New Testament? Here it is taken directly from Strong's Concordance:
Those who study His Word (2 Tim. 2:15) and absorb the light of truth do not walk in the darkness of ignorance but are become "children of that light" (1 Thes. 5:4-5). And in knowing the truth they are set free not only from the bonds of the traditions of men but from all the worry and anxiety of what is happening in the world. John 8:32 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." You "see", the wise virgins (Christians) in this final generation are those who know and study their Father's Word and have seen from His Word that all the historical events foretold of before they happened did occur exactly as they were written, and that the events of today, such as globalization and the New World Order, etc., are also happening exactly as they were foretold! That gives them the faith based on a solid foundation, a sure and sound track record, to know that what His Word declares shall yet occur, such as the casting out of Satan and his angels at the sound of the 6th Trump in Rev. 12:7-9, shall likewise occur exactly as it is written. This is the kind of faith Paul taught us about in Hebrews 11:1 when he said that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." "Sub-stance" in Greek is "hupo-stasis" and means that which is "under" you upon which you "stand", i.e. your support system.sorcerers, pharmakeus, far-mak-yoos', Greek 5332; from pharmakon (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); a druggist ("pharmacist") or poisoner, i.e. (by extension) a magician :- sorcerer.
If you "stand upon the Rock", meaning your faith is firmly rooted in Jesus Christ, the Word of God, then your faith is rock solid indeed and you cannot be shaken when the mighty winds (ruach) blow! However, if your faith is built upon the traditions of men, which are analogous to sand, then you are going to stumble and fall in the great deception of these last days. It is written and so shall it be.substance, hupostasis, hoop-os'-tas-is, Greek 5287; from a compound of Greek 5259 (hupo) and Greek 2476 (histemi); a setting under (support), i.e. (figurative) concrete essence, or abstract assurance (object or subject) :- confidence, confident, person, substance.
Do you "hear the sayings" of Jesus Christ and "do them" because you love to study His Word and follow His ways?Matthew 7:24-27
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Did you know that there are many more Bibles in this nation than there are people? In fact as of 2001 there were 168,000 Bibles sold PER DAY in the U.S. alone! The point is, that His Word is literally available to anyone who wishes to obtain it and study it. And you know what else? One does not need a "license" nor permission to obtain access to God's Word, nor does one need to first acquire a PhD, a ThD, a seminary degree, or any other of man's "higher learning" degrees to be able to read and understand the letter our Father wrote to each of His children individually in these last days. All one needs are some basic study tools, a little courage, and a sincere desire to seek and understand that which is written regardless of what traditions he or she may have learned growing up. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Furthermore, we should all be thankful for the availability and opportunity to study His Word in these last days. Just compare how blessed we are to the era of 1611 when our Father commissioned the man who sat on the throne of David in that day, i.e. King James, to translate and make His Word available to the common man. The fact is back in 1611 one not only had to obtain a license to have access to the scriptures, he had to first be approved by his confessor to even be deemed worthy of obtaining that license. That is because the prevailing church of that time did NOT want the people to have access to the Word of God, lest they read it and discover the truth that there is only one mediator between God and man... and it is NOT an earthly preacher or priest (1 Tim. 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.")
That is why we recommend to all who study the Word of God to obtain and read the letter that the translators of the 1611 KJV wrote to the English reader. Of course wouldn't you know it, that letter has been removed from the pages of most Bibles which is surely to the advantage and benefit of someone other than the common man, isn't it? Nevertheless, below is an excerpt from the Letter to the Reader which may be obtained in its entirety by e-mailing or writing to us at the chapel. Also, please know that it is not our intent to single out any particular church or denomination but rather to make the point that if your church is steeped in the traditions of men rather than concentrating on teaching Father's Word chapter by chapter and line by line, then you had better take heed and wake up and ask yourself how it is that we as a professing Christian nation have become so Biblically illiterate when the Word of God is so readily available? Consider again the verses we read from Matthew 7:24-27 and ask yourself where you stand! Is your faith built upon the knowledge and wisdom from His Word or the vain traditions of men taught by churchianity?
As wise old Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9, "There is nothing new under sun"! And so it is that we are now in the midst of another "dark age" which is the great famine of the last days that is so clearly explained by the prophet Amos in verse 8:11 of his book, "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD". The good news is that you do not have to participate in that famine but can rather feast at the table of the Lord any time you so desire. Just follow the great Shepherd and He will cause you to lie down and rest in the lush green pastures of His Word and lead you beside the still (calm, not raging and roaring) waters whereby you will not need to turn to pharmakeus."THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR CHIEF ADVERSARIES, THAT THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BE DIVULGED IN THE MOTHER TONGUE, ETC.
"Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: [Sophecles] they must first get a License in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition. Howbeit, it seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any License granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. [See the observation (set forth by Clemen. His authority) upon the 4. rule of Pius the 4. his making in the index, lib. prohib. pag. 15. ver. 5.] So much are they afraid of the light of the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set forth by their own sworn men, no not with the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so unwilling they are to communicate the Scriptures to the people's understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced them to translate it into English against their wills. This seemeth to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. Sure we are, that it is not he that hath good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touchstone, but he that hath the counterfeit; [Tertul. de resur. carnis.] neither is it the true man that shunneth the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be reproved [John 3:20]: neither is it the plain dealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meteyard brought in place, but he that useth deceit. But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation."
Let us now continue our study of the 9th chapter of Isaiah.
Isaiah 9:8Again, the simple fact of the matter is that the natural seedline of Jacob who today basically comprise the Christian nations of the world headed by America and Great Britain, have the Word of God, the precious Light of Truth, available to them. And it is through that Word that our Father speaks to us... IF we will go to Him and hear His Voice! Here is what Paul wrote to the "Hebrews", even to those of the house of Israel who are mature enough to partake of and digest the "meat" of God's Word, as opposed to those who have attended church for so long they should be able to teach others but instead are still nursing on the milk of salvation and baptism, meaning they are still immature "babes" in the Word (Heb. 5:11-14).
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
And so it is that the natural seedline of Jacob, true House of Israel, has the Word and testimony of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the one called in Isaiah 9:6 "Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." And as it is written concerning these last days, He speaks to us through that Word and testimony, which is the Word of God. The question is, "Have you heard His Voice lately?"Hebrews 1:1-2
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;
Isaiah 9:9Ephraim was the largest of the northern ten tribes of the house of Israel and is used here figuratively to represent the whole house including the inhabitants of Samaria, which means "watch mountain", the capital of those ten northern tribes. Here is what they are saying in the pride (arrogance) and stoutness of their hearts:
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.It makes our Father angry when He chastises His children by sending the Assyrian and his army, and yet His children still do not turn to Him but rather turn to and rely more and more upon the "hewn stones" to build and secure their peace and safety. In other words they do not turn to and trust and rely on the stone cut out without hands, who is our Rock, Jesus Christ, the Word of God! (Deut. 32:18 "Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.")
Even when God cuts the sycomores* down, his people elevate them to be cedars, believing them to be "God's chosen people" (God's people are likened to the mighty cedars of Lebanon). You "see", because His children ignore His Word they have become ignorant of Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 that speaks of those kenites (sons of Kayin, i.e. sons of Cain) who call themselves descendants of Judah, even "God's chosen people", but who do lie and are of the synagogue of Satan. To wit, there are only two out the seven churches in Rev. 2 & 3 who teach concerning the kenites and if your church is not one them... then Jesus Christ has some strong warning and admonition for you.
*Note: A sycomore is a "fig tree". Are you familiar with the Parable of the Fig Tree that Jesus Christ commanded us to learn in Matthew 24 and Mark 13? If you know and understand that parable, which begins back in the fig grove where the seduction of Eve took place and the tares were planted (Matthew 13), then you will know who the good and the bad figs are spoken of in Jeremiah 24. At that point you will then know the answer to the question the disciples ask in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 about "when" all the things He foretold them of would take place. The answer is that the final generation of the Fig Tree began on May 15, 1948, when both the good and the bad figs were set out in the land of Judea. If you would like to learn more about the Parable of the Fig Tree, visit our pamphlets titled Fig Tree
One final thought concerning the "hewn stones" for those with eyes to see and ears to hear before we move on. It is the "hewn stones" of the false rock (Deut. 32:31) that are used to build the New World Order, the beast system which is the ultimate temple of worship in these last days (Rev. 13:4). Those who have the wisdom to understand Rev. 13:18 (Here is wisdom) are able to count the number of the beast, which is simply to add up (trace) those stones (pebbles, little rocks) over a long period of time to know and understand who heads the beast, i.e. Satan and his kenite locust army. Nevertheless, it is written that Jesus Christ, our Rock, the "stone cut out without hands", shall come and smash the temple and destroy the beast, the New World Order, at His second advent which occurs at the sound of the 7th Trump.
It is written... and so shall it be! Therefore those who put their faith and trust in the health and financial and political systems of the New World Order to provide their peace and safety and wellbeing are going to be in for a big disappointing surprise when the bricks and stones are smashed to smithereens on the Great Day of the Lord. "See", the end has already been declared! The saints of the most High have the victory and shall take and possess the kingdom for ever and ever. Daniel 7:18 "But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever." So what is it again that you were so anxious about? We have the victory in Him!Mark 13:2
And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Let us now continue with the type set before us "upon whom the ends of the world (world age) are come (1 Cor. 10:11)", that gives us a picture of that which is happening in these last days, .
Isaiah 9:11In the last days, the LORD shall join the heathen nations together, call it a uniting of the nations, a New World Order, and they shall devour true Israel with "open mouth" (next verse)!
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.The invasion of our people in these last days by Satan and his locust army is a spiritual invasion that takes captive and destroys the hearts and minds of our people and causes them to be drawn away from the mercy seat of truth and justice (the Word of God) to follow after the bricks and sticks of the false temple, the beast system, and ultimately Satan himself. That is why we are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in Ephesians chapter six to be able to take a stand against the fiery darts, call it the spiritual ordnances, of the Wicked one! Again, the great battle in the last days is a spiritual battle fought not with physical swords of steel but rather with spiritual swords of words and philosophies and ideologies! And so it is with "open mouth", speaking and conditioning our people with lies and deceits, that our people are spiritually devoured!
Understand that it is part of our Father's judgment upon His people, the outstretching of His hand to chastise them, that He sends Satan and his locust army to spew forth a flood of lies and deception. Hey, that is what our people want! They would rather believe the lies and deception and trust in the hewn stones and fake cedars so guess what? Our Father is going to give them what they want... to their own spiritual demise that they may come to know that the ways of the world lead to spiritual death, not life eternal! But let there be no doubt as to who is in charge of the affairs of men and who it is that shall be victorious in the great spiritual battle of these last days.Rev. 9:19
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Satan, the son of perdition who comes claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2:4), will spew forth lying wonders while performing miracles to deceive those who dwell upon the earth.2 Thes. 2:8-12
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Our people would rather go to church and believe the traditions of men rather than study and rightly divide the Word of truth to show themselves approved unto God (2 Tim. 2:15).Rev. 13:142 Thes. 2:10
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
The big lie they will believe is that the false messiah, Satan himself, is Jesus Christ. Hey, it is no big step for they already believe the lie that Satan's offspring through their father Cain are "God's chosen people"! And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Unrighteousness is stamped all over the New World Order and the traditions of men. And though our Father sends plenty of warnings and even chastises His people, they are so stiff-necked and hardened in their idolatrous traditions that they will not turn to Him. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Isaiah 9:13Again, they still do not turn to Father, even after He chastises (smites) them, neither do they seek the wisdom and counsel from the time tested and proven Word of God.
For the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.As we will read two verses hence, the leaders of our people both civil and ecclesiastic, have caused our people to "err", which is to wander or "go astray" from the truth of their Father's Word. As a result of that drawing away we have not hearkened to the commandments of the LORD our God and we now have a new head and tail... that certainly need cutoff! And so they shall be cut off just like that in one day and replaced by the ancient and honorable... God's elect who shall be the kings and priests throughout that day, the Lord's Day, the thousand year period known as the Millennium.
You "see" God promised to make us the head IF we hearkened unto His commandments, which means to listen to His Voice, the Word of God.
However, if we chose not to hearkened unto His commandments, He would raise up a heathen people, even the kenites, to be the head over us... and so it has come to pass:Deut. 28:13
And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
Through the control of the Four Hidden Dynasties, the children of Cain, the kenites, also known symbolically as Satan's locust army, have not only consumed the heritage (identity) of our people as the true house of Israel, but have even entered into our storehouse and consumed the treasury.Deut. 28:42-44
All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
We were warned about this affliction if we allowed the sons of Cain, the kenites of the house of Hemath, to enter in! Amos 6:14 "But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness." "Unto the river of the wilderness" is a figure of speech meaning until the end of the river, i.e. until the end of this flesh age. And so it is that the locusts have become the head and they lord over us financially through taxation and usury to the extent that they have become our taskmasters! The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
Note: If you would like to understand central banking and how our debt system of economics works, then find and read the booklet "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy". It will not only explain to you how money works and why it is that we have a "national debt", but who the head is to whom we owe such massive usury that it has become the largest item in our national budget. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Isaiah 9:15There is nothing new under the sun, even in this flesh age, that did not happen in the "world that then was" that Peter speaks of in 2 Peter 3:6. In fact it is written in Rev. 12:4 that Satan, the old red dragon in the first earth age, caused God's children to "err", as in drew a third of them away from the mercy seat of truth and justice! And he used his tail, his ministers (servants) who teach lies and deception in all four of the hidden dynasties, those four horns (symbols of power) of Zechariah 1 which are the powers of Politics, Education, Economics, and Religion. Those four powers are also the Four Horses of Rev. 6 that Satan and his locust army ride roughshod over us with in these last days.
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
And so it is that our people are once again drawn away from the commandments of the LORD to their own destruction by leaders who use flatteries and the false promises of peace and prosperity for all.Rev. 12:4
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Isaiah 9:16The word destroyed means to be devoured or swallowed up by the lies and deception spewed forth!
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
Once again, this does not make our Father very happy and He is going to put a stop to it when He stretches forth His hand to mete out just recompense.destroyed, bala`, baw-lah', Hebrew 1104; a primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally to destroy :- cover, destroy, devour, eat up, be at end, spend up, swallow down (up).
 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.Get the picture? Our Father is going to straighten out some backsides with His outstretched hand! By the way, do you know who the fatherless and widows are? The fatherless are the orphaned and lost children of the House of Israel and the widows are those who have no husband (the true Christ) spiritually speaking. Though the fatherless and widows are not totally exempt from His chastisement for so easily allowing themselves to be led astray, those who prey upon them to consume them for self gain shall pay a severe and awesome price. Woe unto them! However, if you want to find good graces with your heavenly Father, then bridle your tongue, which means to discipline yourself in the Word of God, and visit your brothers and sisters who are the widows and lost children of the house of Israel who have been devoured and swallowed up by the lies and deceits of men's traditions, with the saving truth of His Word!
If you take the name of the Lord in vain, which is to claim to be one of His representatives, i.e. a Christian preacher, minister, etc., and you teach the unbridled traditions of men which make void the Word of God instead teaching His Word as it is written, then not only is your "religion" in vain but you are headed for the spiritual woodshed... if not hell itself! So see that you bridle your tongue with the Word of God when you visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction!James 1:22
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
[... 26] If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Remember that our Father is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) and when He comes His fire will warm the hearts of those who love and serve Him, but that same fire shall consume all the evil rudiments meaning all that is wicked and iniquitous (2 Pet. 3:10)! Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Isaiah 9:18There are two fires in these last days... the wicked spiritual fire from the mouth of the wicked one, that old fire breathing dragon, Satan himself who ascends out of the bottomless pit amidst all the smoke and mirrors (deception) that cause the spiritual darkness in these last days, and the consuming fire of Almighty God whose servants are ministers of that fire (Heb. 1:7). See also Rev. 11:5 concerning His two witnesses: "And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."
For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.Always remember that our Father is in complete control and it is He who sends the Assyrian army and the darkness upon the land. Furthermore, it is written in Mark 13:12 that brother shall betray brother in the delivering up to death (spiritual death). The point is again that we have the Word available to us and we are each severally and individually going to be held accountable for our own actions. That means that our preachers and pastors and ministers and priests are NOT going to be present to stand in our stead and defend us when the Lord returns. Remember also that we are in the midst of the great spiritual famine of Amos 8:11-13 when the true bread of life, the hearing of the Word of the Lord, is scarce indeed, and it is during the tough times of extreme drought and famine that people are quick to sell out or turn on their bothers!
 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:Simply put, our people end up devouring themselves (spiritually), which means they are destroyed or consumed from within because they have forsaken the Word of God, the true bread of life. In other words, our Father allows the famine to come upon the land to the point there is not enough true bread served to satisfy and sustain the life of a soul! You will find this also written in Leviticus 26:26 concerning the "bread"!
And so it is that our people are consumed and destroyed for lack of knowledge of His Word, because they have forsaken, even rejected, the Word of God. Therefore they shall reap the dire consequences that He promised in Deut. 28 would (not maybe) come upon them if they refused to follow His commands.Leviticus 26:26
And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
So the children of God... of the very house of Israel... fight among themselves in these last days in an ongoing spiritual civil war, even as they have in times past in flesh and blood civil wars, both within our own land (the Civil War) and in World Wars I & II when America and Great Britain (Manasseh and Ephraim respectively) fought against Germany (Judah), and our Father does not like it one iota! We are to be one nation under God but we are fast becoming one nation under Babylon (confusion), divided by cultural warfare over the laws and precepts contained in the Word of God. To wit, just read the latest news events surrounding the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and a major church denomination concerning sodomy and homosexuality!Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Isaiah 9:21The chastisement is coming as the cup of our Father's wrath is slowly but surely becoming filled to the fill! And when it is full, He shall pour it out in measure (meaning fairly and with just recompense) upon the ungodly and all those who have not the seal of God in their foreheads! However, if you are one of His then you have nothing to fear and can rest in the peace and security of His divine protection and deliverance because He is certainly not angry at those who love and serve Him. Do you?
Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
1 Thes. 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
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