For The Leadership Of This People Cause Them To Err
And They That Are Led Of Them Are Destroyed. Isaiah 9:16
We are the people that will witness the end time events. “This generation shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled.” Math. 24: 32 – 34.
Most commentaries express the opinion that the woman of Rev. 12 is Israel and the manchild is Jesus Christ. This cannot be supported by scripture. Jesus was born to Mary and Herod tried to kill the child, but He was taken by his parents into the wilderness. (Egypt) After the death of Herod they returned to Nazareth and Jesus lived and worked in Nazareth in his fathers carpenter shop, till He started His ministry at the age of 30, which lasted 3 ½ years. He was then crucified, arose from the grave and after 40 days ascended into heaven. According to Rev. 12:5 the child is caught up to god and His throne and it is after the child is caught up that the woman flees into the wilderness, where God protects and feeds her for 1,260 days (3 ½ yrs.) or 42 months. (Rev. 12: 5&6) The sequence of the two events, as recorded in the bible, do not coincide.
According to scripture we have concrete evidence that the woman is not Israel or Mary
1. Rev. 1: 16 – “ to show unto His servants what must shortly come to pass.”
2. Rev. 1; 19 – “ write the things that you have seen and the things that are and the things which shall be hereafter. “
3 Rev. 4:1 -- “ Come up hither and I will show you things that must be hereafter.”
“The things which are” referred to the church at that time. Everything after Rev.4:1 that John writes about is the hereafter (future). We have established the fact that the woman of Rev: 12 is not Mary or Israel. Who then is this woman? There are two women referred to in the book of Rev., this one in Ch. 12:1 and Chap. 17:3 the women riding on the scarlet beast who is” Mystery Babylon the Great Mother of Harlots and the Abominations of the Earth.” In other words she is the Worldly Church or False Church. This woman of Rev. 12 is none other than the True Church, the Bride of Christ (true disciples) Luke 14:27. There is a church within the church.
Jerusalem and Zion both speak or represent the church. All who lived in Zion were part of Jerusalem, but not all who lived in Jerusalem were part of Zion. When Christ appears to the Bride at the feast of Tabernacles (see my pamphlet “My People are Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge) only those that are true disciples of Christ will be allowed to go on to perfection. Heb.6:3 This women was clothed with the Sun, the Moon was under her feet, and a crown of 12 Stars on her head. The Sun, Moon, and Stars are symbolic of the Godhead. The Sun is symbolic of God the Father, the Moon is symbolic of God the Son and the Stars are symbolic of God the Holy Spirit. This speaks of perfection --- “a Glorious Church without spot or wrinkle” Eph. 5:22
The fact that the woman was great with child, indicates that the wedding of Christ and His Bride had taken place. This is the literal fulfillment of the Day of Atonement and the union will produce a manchild and will be caught up to heaven before the dragon could devour him. The manchild is a ministry that will go forth in the power of God, probably the manifested sons of God that all of creation eagerly waits to be revealed. Rom.8:19. The woman then flees to the wilderness where she is fed and protected for 1260 days, (3 ½ yrs.) or 42 months. Rev.12:14 states that she was given two wings as an eagle, which is the same terminology used to describe the protection given to Israel by God during the years of their wandering in the wilderness. Ex. 19:4
Rev. 12:7 states that Michael and his angels make war against the dragon and his angels and the dragon and his angels did not prevail and the serpent of old who is the devil was cast out of heaven onto the earth.
Up until this time Satan has had access to God’s throne to accuse the saints before God day and night. Now that he is cast out of the heavenly realm to earth he goes after the woman that gave birth to the manchild. We now enter into the greatest tribulation that the world has never experienced, with the devil roaming around here on earth. When he can’t get at the woman, (Bride) he is angry, and makes war with the remnant of her seed (seed of like kind) which keep the commandments of the Lord and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev. 12:17. These are the same saints referred to in Rev. 13:7 “And it was given unto him
(the beast) to make war with the saints and to over come them.” These are the Christians that thought the
discipleship course was to costly, and were not prepared to die to the self life, and take up their cross daily and follow Jesus. In Luke14:27, Jesus says that unless we do this we cannot be His disciples. Each one of us must make this decision --- Will I count the cost and not look back? If we do look back the scriptures say that we are not fit for the kingdom of God.
Every Christian that is not part of the Bride of Christ will be subject to go through the Great Tribulation
and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (in outer darkness). Those who refuse to take the mark of the beast during this time will be put to death. Those who take the mark of the beast to save their life will be cast into the lake of fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels. Rev. 14: 9—11. However those that refuse to take the mark and were killed for their stand will reign with Christ and His Bride in the Thousand Year Reign. Rev. 20:4. These are the saints of Rev. 12:17 & 13:7 who refused to take the mark of the beast during the tribulation period.
You and I, Christian friend, must make a choice now and not when tribulation comes. We can lay down our lives, take up our cross, die to the self life and put Christ who is righteousness and holiness, first in our lives and be part of the Bride of Christ. We can sit on the fence, be partly in the world living a carnal life
rather then walking in the Spirit, not willing to pay the price, because life is to exciting, and separation might mean persecution and thus miss being part of the Bride of Christ. Oh yes you may be born again and save from eternal condemnation, but salvation and discipleship are two different experiences, the first one is free and the second is costly, it is death to the self life. When you accept Christ and are born again, you have eternal life. Jesus says I am the Way the Truth and the Life, accepting Jesus as your savior starts you on your way, and God sees you through the blood of Jesus Christ, and He sees you as pure, holy and righteous, and you are saved from eternal condemnation. In order to enter into the kingdom of God we have to go on the truth and the Christian way of life. True there is a price to pay if we decide to crucify the flesh and self life, which is impossible to accomplish without the help of the Lord.
Believers that were not included in the Bride of Christ, will have to go through the tribulation and be forced to make a difficult choice and refuse to take the mark of the beast, in order to enter the kingdom of God, and reign and rule with Christ This is the time to examine our lives, for God is very concerned about our attitudes and motives within the Church and in general. Many of us need to forgive the hurts that others have done to them and there is disunity and disharmony in the hearts of many of us. God is working in the lives of many of us in order that these areas of our lives might be changed, that we might stand before Jesus without spot or wrinkle. This is necessary for those that will make up the Bride company. Eph. 5:26&27 states “That He might sanctify it (the Church) with the washing of the water by the Word. That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Notice that the Church (Bride) is sanctified and cleansed by the washing of water by the Word. When we read the word and let the fruit of the Spirit reveal the truths to us and we act on them, they cleanse us and Christ then lives in us richly. This cleansing has nothing to do with the blood that Jesus shed for our salvation on the cross through which God sees us holy and perfect.
It is Christ coming for the church and not God !
Matt. 7:22&23 “ Many will say in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name cast out devils, and in your name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me you that work iniquity.” What does the word “knew” indicate?
I believe the scriptures teach that it is possible to believe in Christ Jesus and be saved from eternal condemnation and hell fire, However if we are not doing the will of the Father and do not have a deep love relationship with Jesus Christ He does not “know” us intimately. Christ and the church are likened to the husband and wife relationship, (Bridegroom & bride) in scripture. The first time the word knew was used in the bible is in Genesis 1:4 “ “And Adam knew Eve” Adam of coarse knew that Eve was there in the garden beside him when God presented her to him. However when he “knew” her refers to the most intimate relationship that a man and wife can have. This is the kind of intimate spiritual relationship that Christ desires with all who call him Lord. We most be cleansed by the washing of the water of the word before He can “know” us in that intimate love relationship.
1 Thess. 4: 16—17 -- “ For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with a voice of the archangel and the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This scripture has and is being quoted to support the pre tribulation rapture theory. We have believed the traditional teaching of this scripture, rather then seeking searching for revelation from the Holy Spirit who leads into all truth. We need to know what we believe and why we believe it! Is it of God,
the Holy Spirit and is it based on scripture? Their most be two or more scripture to support the interpretation. This will not take place before the tribulation. Jesus Himself in His prayer to the Father was
“ I pray not that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from evil.” (one) John. 17:15 There is another comparable scripture in 1 Corrin. 15:51& 52 “ Behold I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, (die) but we shall all be changed. In the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trump shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall changed.” This rapture cannot take place before the tribulation because this will happen at the last trump. Back in 1 Corrin. 15 speaking on the same subject in vrs. 24 “then comes the end when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God ,even the Father, when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.” This sounds to me that this mystery that is going to happen, of being changed in the twinkling of an eye will happen after the thousand year reign with Christ and His Bride and not before.
Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! What a glorious day to be living in! We are the generation that will see those things come to pass. This is the generation, if they qualify, that will have the privilege of being the Bride of Christ. With the privilege comes a great deal of responsibility, and only those who are faithful and endure to the end will see the glory of it all.
Praise the Lord! The government will be upon His shoulder, His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. All creation is groaning for this to happen. Rom. 8:22
Dear Christian friend, if you have thought the price too high to pay, to forsake all – father ,mother, brother, sister, wife, children and even your own life, (Luke 15:28) and if you will not take up your cross
Daily and follow the Lord, then He will have to say, “I know you not, you workers of iniquity” Jesus says in Matt. 25: 30 “---- cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” We are not profitable to God until we have died to the self and become His disciple. Unprofitable believer’s will be cast into outer darkness and will lose their lives during the tribulation. Here during the tribulation the unprofitable servant will have to prove to the Lord that he is willing to sacrifice his life by refusing to take the mark of the beast and be a martyr for Christ. “For whosoever shall save his life shall lose it and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matt. 17:25 Those who try to save their live by taking the mark will lose their life (eternal) but those that refuse to take the mark and are martyred, will gain eternal life and will be part of the bride of Christ reigning and ruling with Christ a thousand years. Dear Christian friend, it’s death to the self life now, voluntarily, or later by sacrificially laying down your life, by not taking the mark. Which will it be?
The rapture theory that all Christians will escape the great tribulation, is what most Christians want to hear, but this is not of God or the Holy Spirit. 2 Tim. 4:3 “ The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrines, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears.” I believe the pre tribulation theory is one of such doctrines, but is pleasing to the ears of those who do not want to deny self. The devil is deceiving many into worldly things, spending God’s money’s on pleasure
rather then investing it into the kingdom of God ,where moth and rust cannot corrupt, telling them not to worry about the future, don’t take life to seriously or fanatical, you’ll be caught up in the rapture any how.
Now you won’t ! The devil is a liar and a murderer from the beginning and will do anything he can do to cause Christians to live for self, and therefore will miss out on being part of the Bride of Christ. He is even deceiving some to believe that they can take the mark of the beast and get to heaven. God is a God of love and would not send anyone to hell they say. Woe unto those that teach this !
Rev. 14:9—11 “------- Saying with a loud voice , if anyone worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in his fore head or his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in
the presence of the holy angels and the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascended up forever and ever and they have not rest day and night who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receiveth the mark of his name.
The following scriptures show us the seriousness of the days that lie ahead:
Joel 1:1&2 --- “For the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of cloud and of thick darkness.
Amos 5:18&20 – “Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord! To what end is it to you? The Day of the Lord is darkness and not light. 20. Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness and not light? Even very dark and no brightness in it.”
Zeph. 1:14 &15 “ Even the voice of the day of the Lord the mighty men shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of waste and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.” (Read to end of chapter)
Joel 2:11 “And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army, for His camp is very great, for He is strong that executed His word, for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, who can abide it.?”
Reply to the above:
Psalm 24:3 – 10 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy place. He that has clean hands and a pure heart: who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, (deception) or sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek thy faith. Selah. Lift up your heads O you gates; And be you lifted up, you ever lasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; even lift them up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of Hosts He is the King of glory. Selah.
In Joel 2:11 there seems to be a paradox --- the day of the Lord is “great” and “very terrible” then the question “Who can abide it? It will be great who will be part of the bride of Christ (disciples) all those who are kept in the hollow of His Hands, protected and fed in the wilderness where they have been taken
on eagles wings. Hallelujah! These days will be great for those that abide in Him. On the other hand ,for those that did not qualify, (five foolish virgins) it is a terrible day of darkness and gloom, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (great tribulation)
We see the same paradox of darkness and light, side by side, when God sent darkness over the land of the Egyptians by Moses, It was gross darkness over the Egyptians, but only a few miles away in the land of Goshen where the Israelites lived there was bright daylight.
Christians are given a strong warning in Heb. 3: 7—19 “Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit says today, if you will hear His voice. Harden not your hearts as in the day of provocation , in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your Fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said. They do always err in their heart: and the have not known My ways. So I swore in my wrath they shall not enter into My rest.) Take heed brethren lest there be in you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily while it is called today, lest any of you be hardened through deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end. While it is said, Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation. For some when they heard, for some, did provoke; however not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom swore
He that they should not enter into His rest, but to them that believed not?” We see that they could not enter into the rest of God because of their unbelief. We must take heed and know the truth, in order that we may prepare ourselves to enter into His rest. The word clearly teaches that the Bride has made herself ready. Rev. 19:7
How big is your God? We sing songs like “God can do anything but fail”. or Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God”. Do we really believe the words we are singing ? According to Jude 20
We must build up our faith by praying in the Holy Ghost. Keeping yourselves in the love of God. The word of God says everything will be shaken that can be shaken. Men of God are receiving the same message ---we must build up our faith if we are to stand in these latter days. John 15: 7 – “ If you abide in Me and My word Abides in you, you shall ask what you will and it will be done unto you. There are two commandments that we must keep to obtain this promise – 1) abide in Christ. -- 2) His
Word must abide in us. Read it, believe it, meditate on it, and confess it, in order to receive the promise from God.
The scriptures tell us that Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I therefore have to confess the word with my mouth. With our heart we believe and with our mouth confession is made as to what we believe. Mark 11:23,24 – tells us that if we are to have our prayers answered we must not doubt. We must speak it over and over until it becomes deeply imbedded in our spirit, and we truly believe, and wait patiently for the answer. To often we pray for the desires of our heart and then negate our prayers by lack of faith and negative confession with our mouth.
We must trust God for every area of our lives, -- Our families, business or employment, our homes, health., finances etc. We cannot expect our faith to be built up during adverse circumstances, our faith has to be built up during good times and to trust Him for the small daily provisions. Then when hard times come, our faith has been built up and we can believe for greater things. The word says -- “The just shall live by faith” and also “without faith it is impossible to please God” So let us increase our faith. As faith comes by hearing the word we must read the word and let the seed of faith be planted in our hearts. Build your faith on the promises of God’s word. Forget about the circumstances, or feelings, or what appears to be, but believe on the word of God, as it’s true. Rom. 3:4 – “Let God be true but every man a liar” The word says He heals the sick, so we know He heals, (with His stripes we are healed) It also says to cast your burdens upon the Lord, for He cares for you, so we know He cares. His word is true , the same yesterday, today and forever !
So look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. “ And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body, be preserved blameless (without fault, disease or sickness) unto the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calls you and He will also do it.”
2 Thess. 5:22&23.
And the Spirit and the Bride say come, and let him that hears say come, let him that thirsts say come,
And let whosoever will let him take of the water of life freely.
P.S. Everything that I have written applies to the church and especially to me. My greatest desire is to get
to know God the Father, as much as possible like Jesus did.
Triune Last Days Ministries