More and more news of unprecedented occurrence is happening around the world and it intensifies as the Great Tribulation which is the wrath of Satan draw to a close and the Day of the Lord hastens greatly. This is the time when the people in this world will have to find a place of protection from the wrath of God.
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger. (Zephaniah 2:3)
Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote regarding Zephaniah:
“The name Zephaniah means God hides or God protects. That name carries important meaning for us. This world is very quickly entering a time when the number one concern will be a ‘place of safety’. People are going to need protection from some of the greatest horror this world has ever seen. God promises to protect or hide His loyal people during the Great Tribulation which culminates with the day of the Lord. This is very good news. God always provides good news along with the bad news.” (Mr. Gerald Flurry, Zephaniah’s Day of the Lord, p. 1)
Notice here that we would be needing God to hide or protect us from the greatest horror we can ever see in our lives. There has been an admonition issued by Jesus Christ Himself during His sermon on the Mount of Olives that was so mind-boggling and difficult to understand:
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: (Matthew 24:20)
Now, Christ the Revelator has given us a new understanding about this prophecy that has puzzled the Bible scholars for so long.
PRAY THAT YOUR FLIGHT BE NOT IN THE WINTER
Before we can fully understand this prophecy uttered by Jesus Christ Himself, let us consider what happens during a typical winter:
winter, coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring; the name comes from an old Germanic word that means “time of water” and refers to the rain and snow of winter in middle and high latitudes…
The concept of winter in European languages is associated with the season of dormancy (dormant meaning inactive or asleep), particularly in relation to crops; some plants die, leaving their seeds, and others merely cease growth until spring. Many animals also become dormant, especially those that hibernate; numerous insects die.
For so many years, God has concealed the real meaning behind this prophetic verse. Several people in God’s Church have thought that this is has a literal meaning that pertains to a literal winter season. But as we will see later that it has to be viewed spiritually. Let us have some glimpse of how the world view winter as it relates to the life cycle.
We can notice that winter is a metaphor for death (or the END of life). Now let’s look closely at the relation between DEATH and WINTER and the idea of the FLIGHT. As Mr. Armstrong usually say, “let the Bible interpret the Bible and “don’t believe me, believe your Bible.” The same goes here, let’s allow the scriptures interpret itself. See the connection of the two verses 20 and 28:
You can see here that WINTER is a metaphor used by Christ to mean “CARCASS” which indicates a “DEAD BODY”; while the word “EAGLES” implies a “FLIGHT” and “GATHERING TOGETHER” means an “ASSEMBLY” that directly links to the weekly and annual SABBATHS (Isaiah 1:13).
Actually there was a prior incidence in recent Church history wherein someone very prominent in God’s Church died during the winter – on January 16, 1986, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong died. Moreover, the flight of God’s faithful people began during winter season also – on December 7, 1989, Mr. Gerald Flurry and John Amos was disfellowshipped from the Worldwide Church of God because they fought for God’s truth which was revealed through an end-time Elijah who restored all things to God’s Church. Together with the other former WCG members, 12 of them started as the Philadelphia Church of God. Notice that the important transitional history of God’s Church from the Philadelphia era to the Laodicean era in this end time happened during the winter season. Even when Mr. Gerald Flurry fainted last January 4, 2014 fell on a winter season and also a Sabbath day.
EDMOND, Okla. (Jan. 4, 2014) — At approximately 2:35 p.m. CST, Philadelphia Church of God Pastor General Gerald Flurry fainted briefly while giving a sermon to the headquarters congregation at Armstrong Auditorium. After awakening from the short fainting spell and being helped from the stage, the pastor general was anointed by his son, Evangelist Stephen Flurry. As he relaxed backstage, his color returned and he was able to catch his breath more easily. Approximately five minutes later, services were concluded with a hymn and closing prayer by Stephen Flurry. The 78-year old pastor general said he had felt tired and run down earlier in the week, but felt he needed to push through to deliver the sermon, which focused on new revelation from Ezekiel. Pastor Andrew Locher had noticed Mr. Flurry struggled with a weakened voice when taping an episode of the Key of David television program on Wednesday. The pastor general said he will continue to rest through the coming week and is looking forward to returning to full broadcasting and writing duties as soon as possible.
For emphasis, Mr. Gerald Flurry was giving a sermon during the SABBATH service of January 4, 2014 which was a WINTER season, then at around 2:35 p.m. he FAINTED. What happened back then is actually a GRAVE WARNING for all of God’s people around the world about the prophecy Christ gave in Matthew 24:20 and 28. As for verse 28, the word “EAGLES” is translated as “VULTURES” in other Bible translations:
Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together. (Amplified Bible Translation)
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. (NIV)
Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. (NASB)
This is the real reason why Christ has given us the advice to PRAY THAT OUR FLIGHT BE NOT ON THE WINTER because when Mr. Armstrong died, the spiritual vultures gathered around and wreak havoc on God’s Church immediately after his demise. Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in Malachi’s Message about the spiritual vultures even before Mr. Armstrong died:
The mystery “doth already work.” It was at work before Mr. Armstrong died—but not openly. For example, the Work of God in Australia never got “back on track” after the 1970s rebellion, as most other areas did. That is because the real problems were concealed from Mr. Armstrong. The Philadelphia Church has received numerous letters from Australians detailing this deception that took place before Mr. Armstrong died. This is an example of what God means when He says the mystery “doth already work.” (p. 83, Malachi’s Message)
The real problems were concealed from Mr. Armstrong, so when he died, those spiritual vultures gathered around and destroyed God’s Church. The 1974 rebellion led by British descent or Ephraimite stock ministers never got resolved at all – they just went underground. In this last end, they have tried very hard to revive the Bricket Wood, England work yet they had not been successful at the first try. So they resorted to find another estate which they have introduced as a substitute for the Jerusalem work and they found EDSTONE. These drunkards of Ephraim are those from the Celtic countries wherein Ireland and England are included. Let’s consider briefly how these Celtic Druids think:
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, or about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, and later the Isle of Man and Scotland…
In the 9th century, the Roman Catholic Church shifted the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls’ Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ merged to create the modern Halloween. Historians have used the name ‘Samhain’ to refer to Gaelic ‘Halloween’ customs up until the 19th century…
Irish mythology was originally a spoken tradition, but the tales were eventually written down by Christian monks in the Middle Ages, who are thought to have Christianized many of them. According to Irish mythology, Samhain (like Beltane) was a time when the doorways to the Otherworld opened, allowing the spirits and the dead to come into our world; but while Beltane was a summer festival for the living, Samhain “was essentially a festival for the dead…
According to the Dindsenchas and Annals of the Four Masters, which were written by Christian monks, Samhain in ancient Ireland was associated with the god Crom Cruach. The texts claim that King Tigernmas (Tighearnmhas) made offerings to Crom Cruach each Samhain, sacrificing a first-born child by smashing their head against a stone idol of the god.
We know for a fact Druidsm has crept inside the Philadelphia Church of God. This is the same Simon Magus group who kept on coming back to take over the leadership inside God’s Church since the Ephesus era. Winter for this Druid people is actually a celebration of the festival for the dead, which is Samhain. This is another reason why Christ exhorted God’s people to pray that the flight be not on the winter and He directly associated it with a carcass or a dead body because He knew that the Druid’s influence inside God’s Church is so great that the death of His apostle, Mr. Gerald Flurry could be the only way they could awaken before the Day of the Lord strikes. Christ gave the admonition to His own people for them to wake up and to repent towards God. He uttered a WOE to express His displeasure and grief over the sin of idolatry that they are currently committing – they gave their trust to their ministers even without proving if what they are saying squares in with what the Bible said and what God restored to Mr. Armstrong. They cannot decide for themselves. Let’s read from the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE:
“And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!” (Matt. 24:19) Here is what Mr. Flurry wrote about this verse from his Personal in The Philadelphia Trumpet:
The Spiritually Immature
Let’s take a closer look at Matthew 24:19; “And woe unto them that are with
child, and to them that give suck in those days!”
Why would God be concerned about nursing children and not the sick and the elderly when it is time to flee? Because God is speaking to us spiritually, not physically. The focus here is on the nursing mothers. But if properly translated, it focuses on the nursing children.
Several Greek interlinear translations read “to those suckling” – not “to them that give suck.” One of Webster’s definitions of suckling – is to draw milk from breasts.” So the focus is on the children – not the mothers. Unborn children are also discussed in verse 19. This verse has the same spiritual meaning as Isaiah 28. God is warning His own Laodicean, spiritually immature Church. They shall lack the faith to flee when they see the abomination of desolation! (The Faith to Flee, November 1995 issue)
In Hebrews chapter 5, the apostle Paul contrasted two types of people inside God’s Church: one is a suckling or a babe (spiritually immature) and the other an adult or of full age (spiritually mature):
“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrews 5:12-15)
The spiritually immature sucklings use only milk which makes them unskillful in the word of righteousness, while the spiritually mature men eat strong meat which makes them discern both good and evil. This book is full of very STRONG SPIRITUAL MEAT and this is intended only for those who are SPIRITUALLY MATURE.
This verse we all know pertains to the spiritual sucklings in God’s Church. If you will take a closer look at the warning in verse 20 about the flight during the winter is actually directed to those spiritual sucklings who only drinks MILK. It will be very difficult for those sucklings to comprehend what is happening and what will happen next. They will be totally lost finding where they are in prophecy. Only those who are spiritually mature who eats strong spiritual meat contained in the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE will be able comprehend and understand this Matthew 24:20 and 28 prophecy clearly. They were able to flee even before the WINTER or DEATH of the APOSTLE which will be the END of the Laodicean era. They fled even before the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy of MASSIVE DEATH. The main problem for those sucklings is that, the REMEMBRANCERS to whom God is abundantly revealing NEW UNDERSTANDING does not offer any MILK, it only has STRONG MEAT.
Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee… We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for? (Song of songs 8:5, 8)
Those REMEMBRANCERS does not have any breasts which indicates NO MILK to feed those spiritual sucklings, the reason God declared woe unto them! How will they be able to discern? And how did those SUCKLINGS ever got to a point wherein they NEVER REACHED SPIRITUAL MATURITY. To understand the reason behind that, let’s consider again what happens during a typical winter?
The concept of winter… is associated with the season of dormancy , particularly in relation to crops; some plants die, leaving their seeds, and others merely cease growth until spring. Many animals also become dormant, especially those that hibernate; numerous insects die.
Dormancy comes from the word “dormant” which means INACTIVE or ASLEEP. This dormant state happened also to God’s own people. We can read the full detail of that prophecy in the Book of Remembrance wherein God’s people has fallen asleep spiritually:
“Stop and wonder [at this prophecy, if you choose, whether you understand it or not; soon you will witness the actual event] and be confounded [reluctantly]! Blind yourselves [now, if you choose; take your pleasure] and then be blinded [at the actual occurrence]. They are drunk, but not from wine; they stagger, but not from strong drink [but from spiritual stupor]. For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep. And He has closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, He has covered and muffled..” (Isaiah 29:9-10, Amplified Bible).
God has poured out the SPIRIT OF DEEP SLEEP – most of His own people became dormant – some hibernated, others merely cease spiritual growth, while others died spiritually. There is actually a parallel prophecy during Christ’s LAST HOUR before He was betrayed where His very own disciples FELL ASLEEP:
“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, WHAT, COULD YE NOT WATCH WITH ME ONE HOUR?” Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:40-41)
So Christ also equated the word “WINTER” when describing His own people FALLING ASLEEP – we are in the season of spiritual DORMANCY, a season of spiritual WINTER! And if God will declare that it is time to go, everybody in God’s Church will be found sleeping. No one will awake except God will remove His own servant. That is also prophesied in several scriptures (Isaiah 22:25; Zechariah 11:14; Jeremiah 4:9, etc.). This is not a children’s play – the spiritual sucklings will suffer greatly! By the time God’s servant, Mr. Gerald Flurry is TAKEN AWAY in our midst, what will happen?
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? (Isaiah 33:14-18)
“Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites” that will be the main theme of the day WHEN and NOT IF Mr. Gerald Flurry dies. The members of the Philadelphia Church of God will look for the scribe, the receiver and he that counted the towers – they will look for the REMEMBRANCERS who has kept on telling them about God’s Book of Remembrance.
For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it… For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers. (Jeremiah 4:28, 31)
In Jeremiah’s prophecy, God is connecting the earth mourning and the heavens becoming black with a MURDER? Does it sound a bit odd? Well that’s God’s prophecy. Will an anticipated weather pattern that is predicted to be a strong event at its peak in late fall/early winter be in any way connected to that prophecy in Jeremiah 4?:
August 13, 2015
Reports continue to assure that El Niño’s strength keeps building, but it’s hard not to get excited/anxious when scientists start to compare the growing weather pattern to characters like Godzilla.
“This definitely has the potential of being the Godzilla El Niño,” Bill Patzert, a Climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, told NPR.
Patzert said in the report that right now this El Niño has already surpassed the one that occurred in 1997, which is the strongest on record.
Now, according to the National Weather Center’s Climate Prediction Center, there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, and around an 85 percent chance it will last into the early spring of 2016.
“All models surveyed predict El Niño to continue into the Northern Hemisphere spring 2016, and all multi-model averages predict a strong event at its peak in late fall/early winter,” the CPC stated in an alert system status, issuing an El Niño Advisory.
“If this lines up to its potential, this thing can bring a lot of floods, mudslides and mayhem,” Patzert said, according to NPR.
Notice the context of that prophecy in Jeremiah chapter 4 which is actually the Day of the Lord:
I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. (Jeremiah 4:26)
How can we know to whom this prophecy is addressed to? Let’s read in Isaiah chapter 1:
How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: (Isaiah 1:21-24)
Who is this faithful city being referred to that became a harlot? Let us further consider as to whom this prophecy is directed to:
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. (Isaiah 1:1)
This faithful city that became a harlot is none other than the Philadelphia Church of God – they are the spiritual Jews being mentioned here! This faithful city also became MURDERERS through the NO CONTACT POLICY! Now, how did this faithful city become a harlot and murderers? We can actually know who brought them into that spiritual state:
“See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright – but the righteous will live by his faith–indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples. Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, ‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?’” (Habakkuk 2:4-6, NIV)
This evil man inside God’s own Church is associated with wine so he is one of the drunkards of Ephraim who is arrogant and never at rest. According to the prophet Habakkuk, “he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied” so it appears that this man is the one who is plotting to murder God’s apostle, Mr. Gerald Flurry and as a result, “he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples.” There is a man inside the Philadelphia Church of God who is one of the drunkards of Ephraim whom God views as responsible for the coming death and captivity of all the people during the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy. This same man has been very much involved in the Ezekiel 4 siege inside the Philadelphia Church of God who made himself and his family wealthy through extortion!
“Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.” (verses 7 -10)
Most of the members of the Philadelphia Church of God will suddenly arise and fight against this very proud and vain man inside God’s own Church and the main stimulus that will prod these group of people to take such a stand will be due to the death of THAT PROPHET. Now notice that this evil man inside God’s Church “coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high” – which indicates that he has deceived the people in God’s Church specifically THAT PROPHET, to put his whole family into the pedestal. The main proof of which is the Edstone work that has been introduced to push his agenda of “setting his nest on high.” He has also been notorious for “cutting off many people” – with the NO CONTACT POLICY that has been implemented and abused which resulted in “cutting off many of God’s own people.“
The result of the NO CONTACT POLICY made the members of the PCG to look to the ministers instead of looking to God. Most of the members became spiritual sucklings and it is the main reason why Christ has encouraged them to pray that their flight be not on the winter or during the death of God’s apostle, Mr. Gerald Flurry. Why do you think they ought to do that?
Think about it: Why would God allow His apostles to die? Surely the people thought, amid all the persecution, that they needed those men! But God responded, No – YOU NEED ME! You need to know that I AM with you! In too many cases, the people of God didn’t understand that. We all have the power we need. Jesus Christ Himself is leading His Church! But look what happened after Mr. Armstrong died. The people DIDN’T SEE CHRIST, and everything fell apart. God really does want to know if we truly LOVE His law and government. He wants to see if we can stand alone with Him – and without another man.” (p. 8, Royal Vision September-October 2012 issue)
God simply wants to deeply etch in the minds of all His people throughout all generations that WE NEED HIM and not those puny little men around us. We need to know and clearly understand that God is with us if we truly love His law and government – Because if we put our trust in a mortal man, God considers it already as idolatry, PERIOD! Here is what Mr. Flurry said about looking too much on him and the other ministers as he wrote in his co-worker letter on May 6, 2014:
Dear members and co-workers with Christ,
How deep is your faith? How clear is your spiritual vision?…
The answers to these questions are extremely important to your spiritual health – and to God.
In August of 1977, Herbert W. Armstrong died at his home in Tucson… “Shortly after they’d told me what had happened,” Mr. Armstrong later wrote, “I felt that if my work in God’s hands were finished and God didn’t have any further use for me in His Work, that I would rather have remained dead. Because if they hadn’t intervened I would have been buried in two or three days” (Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong, Volume 2)…
Mr. Armstrong kept mentioning that incident because the Church did not get the lesson. Just like Christ, Mr. Armstrong was probably weeping for the Laodiceans, and trying to get their minds off the man and onto THE BEING WHO DOES THE RESURRECTING!
I want to relate that history to something that happened to me recently. On January 4, I fainted on stage while giving a sermon. A few weeks before that incident, I told a regional director I believed some of our members looked to me and even the other ministers too much. I wanted to make sure the ministers were helping the people be aware of that. However, before I had a chance to do anything about it, this incident occurred. I think that was God’s way of saying that He agreed with me. I didn’t necessarily like the way He demonstrated that, but it shows me that He motivated what I was thinking.
We need to remember that a minister is just a puny little man. Of course, God works through men, but we are just men. (pp. 1-2)
Because we still haven’t learned the lesson of not looking too much on men, God has prophesied long ago that he will allow His servant, Mr. Gerald Flurry to die which will signal the end of the Laodicean era and also the end of America and Britain.
“And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.” (Hosea 1:4)
As God views it, the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 are responsible for the coming death and captivity of all the people. These ministers are involved in the Ezekiel 4 siege inside the Philadelphia Church of God and that will lead directly to the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy which is actually the climax of the Great Tribulation.
“Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.” (Habakkuk 2:7-10)
In God’s eyes, this 25 men of Ezekiel 8, the top 25 ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God are GUILTY of the blood of all the people that will die during the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy:
Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. (Ezekiel 5:5)
But who is this Jerusalem being described here primarily?
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. (Ezekiel 5:11)
God is talking here of spiritual Jerusalem as it says in the verse, “MY SANCTUARY” and He found detestable and abominable things inside.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. (Ezekiel 5:8-10)
God puts the blame on His own Church because of all their abominations. Now what will He allow to happen as a result of their sin?: “Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers.” The NO CONTACT POLICY resulted to family members being betrayed and they were spiritually eating up and destroying each other just to survive and stay inside the Philadelphia Church of God, that is actually SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM as far as God is concerned! That is what God will allow to happen, this time in a physical sense. Do you think it is a far-fetched idea that cannibalism will ever happen in a civilized world like ours? Just read what happened last 2012:
From the August 2012 Trumpet Print Edition »
Do you recognize demon possession when you see it?
By Joel Hilliker
What possesses a human being to do something so ghoulish, so barbaric—so inhuman? The recent spate of bizarre cannibalistic crimes sounds like a script from a shock B-grade horror film—but it’s actually happening.
A homosexual pornographic actor in Canada apparently taped himself hacking his partner to death and eating him, then mailed his victim’s dismembered feet and hands to the nation’s main political parties. A naked Miami man ate almost the entire face off a homeless person. A Louisiana man was working in his yard when a stranger came and bit off a chunk of his face. A college student in Maryland carved up his roommate with a knife and devoured his heart and part of his brain…
These are clearly crimes influenced—or perhaps even committed—by demons.
That’s right. Most people laugh or scoff or ignore it. But there is a spiritual dimension to these macabre events. Demons are very real, and they are very active in the world today.
Be honest: A drug does not make a man—whose girlfriend says was happy and with whom she “felt safe”—get out of his car in broad daylight, strip off his clothes, find a napping homeless man, savagely attack him and gnaw away at his face in full view of passing motorists and cyclists for nearly 20 minutes, then respond to multiple threats by police to shoot him by snarling at them incoherently.
However, a drug could weaken a mind enough to open the door to a demon. Subsequent inquiry found that this man hadn’t even used “bath salts.” The only drug in his system was “harmless” marijuana.
This kind of behavior is unmistakable evidence of the power of the spirit world, which has a very evil side.
The Canadian cannibal knew all about it. “There is such things as Monsters, Demons and Ghosts,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
In this man—who, it was later discovered, appears to have committed other unspeakably grotesque murders in the past—they clearly did win. The macabre and violent nature of these acts is a measure of the demons’ extreme hatred for human beings—a hatred that has a remarkable explanation.
How much do you understand about evil spirits? Being ignorant means being vulnerable to these powerful beings.
Matthew 12:43-45 and many other passages reveal that demons crave to possess someone or some living thing. However, not all demonic activity is so obvious. Our world suffers from far more satanic influence than most people realize.
For emphasis, a bizarre cannibalistic crime is most likely to be committed by a demon possessing a human being. So with that in mind, do you think it won’t ever happen that a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (as many people call it), will not happen in our time? Actually it’s all prophesied to happen!
Those who are slain with the sword are more fortunate than those who are the victims of hunger [slain by the famine]; for they [the hungry] pine and ebb away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. The hands of [heretofore] compassionate women have boiled their own children; they were their food during the destruction of the daughter of my people [Judah]. The Lord has fulfilled His wrath; He has poured out His fierce anger and has kindled a fire in Zion that has consumed her foundations. The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the inhabitants of the earth, that the oppressor and enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem. [But this happened] because of the sins of her [false] prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed the blood of the just and righteous in the midst of her. (Lamentations 4:9-13, Amplified Bible Translation)
Notice that the prophecy in Lamentations is directed to the Philadelphia Church of God (Judah) to whom He will fulfill His wrath and we can see from Jeremiah’s prophecy the reason why God became so angry with them:
And say, Hear ye the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me (BY LEAVING THE JERUSALEM WORK), and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods (EDSTONE WORK), whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents (NO CONTACT POLICY); They have built also the high places of Baal (with IRISH DANCING), to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal (CREMATION), which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: (Jeremiah 19:3-5)
Demons will be feasting all over the world possessing people whose minds are weak enough to resist their attack. Those demons will do just that once God’s servant, Mr. Gerald Flurry is removed by God. The Philadelphia Church of God WILL BECOME A HABITATION OF DEMONS! (For a full explanation on this subject, please read Mystery Babylon the Great, Unveiled at last!)
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (Revelation 18:2)
Just imagine, how can a normal thinking person be able to do such an atrocious act of eating his fellow human being except he has been possessed by a demon? We must remember that Satan was already cast down to this earth when Mr. Armstrong died, but rampant demon possession will take place once Mr. Flurry dies and God will allow it to happen as prophesied.
And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them. (Jeremiah 19:9)
The winter or death in the Matthew 24:20 prophecy is also about the MASSIVE DEATH of people as prophesied in Ezekiel 5 and Christ is saying that it will happen during God’s solemn feast days! This is why we ought to pray that our flight be not in the winter (the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy, i.e, massive death of people) nor on a Sabbath day (or God’s solemn feasts) because this is the appointed time God is allowing Satan and his demons to gather together and bring about dead corpses to be scattered all over. (Matthew 24:28)
Siege, Attack, Slavery
The story flow of Ezekiel’s prophecy continues into chapter 5. Here we see that the siege is only one third of the entire prophecy. As bad as the siege will be, the worst is yet to come. “And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled …” (verses 1-2).
When God says, “Thou shalt burn with fire a third part,” that concludes the siege. The siege will keep intensifying until the cities burn with fire. When it concludes, the economy will be absolutely destroyed! Society will be burning with race wars, crime, chaos and murder. This first third—including 100 million Americans— will experience atrocious deaths. This siege is part of the “great tribulation” that Jesus Christ prophesied in Matthew 24:21… (p. 22, The Philadelphia Trumpet, November-December 2014 printed edition
We are entering a time wherein we will able to see so many dead people scattered all over the cities of America, Britain and the Jewish nation of Israel in the Middle East. Just imagine, all those nations falling apart within 30 days!
And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them. They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions. (Hosea 5:5-7)
The first third of the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy as written by Mr. Gerald Flurry will eventually lead to the second third who will die in a nuclear holocaust:
After the siege is fulfilled, then comes the attack: “[A]nd thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife”—this third will be conquered militarily. “[A]nd a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them” (verse 2).
Those in this final third, who go into captivity, will have to come mostly from rural areas and smaller cities because by that point many of the larger cities will be left without a single inhabitant! There isn’t necessarily an equal amount of time among the thirds that are burned with fire, struck by the sword and scattered abroad. The point God is making in Ezekiel 5 is about the intensity of the destruction. (p. 7, Royal Vision, September-October 2014)
Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about the details of the second third of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy:
Repentance or Nuclear Destruction
The book of Amos talks about destruction by ‘FIRE’ (Amos 1:4, 7, 10, 12, 14; 2:2, 5). But the book gets more specific. ‘I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD’ (Amos 4:11). This is also destruction by ‘fire’…God is going to destroy the U.S. and Britain as He did Sodom and Gomorrah. God did this by calling fire down from heaven (Gen. 19:24). ‘FIRE FROM HEAVEN’ is going to destroy our nations unless they repent!
‘Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.’ (Amos 5:1-3). The CITY is a target. NUCLEAR BOMBS ARE GOING TO BE DROPPED ON CITIES! A TEN PERCENT loss in a military campaign is disastrous. Here, 90 percent of the people in a city die immediately! Then 10 percent of the survivors remain alive. Only 10 out of 1000 are left-or 10,000 out of a million. THIS IS SPEAKING OF 99 PERCENT DESTRUCTION OF THE POPULATION OF OUR MAJOR CITIES!
Other biblical verses indicate 1/10 of the total population is left ultimately (Isa. 6:9-13)… (1992 version, pp. 9-10)
“And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die. And a man’s uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD’ (Amos 6:9-10). This is talking about nuclear holocaust, as it does in other scriptures (Matt. 24:21; Dan. 12:1). This WILL BE THE WORST TROUBLE EVER KNOWN TO MAN!
So it is here in Amos. An uncle comes in and burns the bodies and takes some bones out of the house. Undoubtedly, because of the radiation, everybody was dead in the house. There is no indication of an army invading. Still, death fills the CITIES.
“‘For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts’ (v. 11). The word ‘breaches’ is rare. The Anchor Bible Commentary says there is ‘no other occurrence of any word with the same root’. The Gesenius Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon defines this word as ‘DROPS OF DEW.’ If you carefully read the CONTEXT there seems to be no doubt that this is referring to NUCLEAR FALLOUT!
The word ‘clefts’ means FISSURES. That is ‘a break or lesion in the tissue, usually at the junction of skin and mucous membrane’ according to Webster’s Dictionary. The root word means ‘to tear in pieces.’ ‘Drops of dew’ or nuclear fallout certainly will ‘tear in pieces’ human flesh.” (The Lion Has Roared, pp. 11-12)
Yet after all these things which shall come to pass, a NUCLEAR WINTER is expected to occur which is even more devastating:
A regional exchange of relatively small nuclear weapons could plunge the world into a decade-long “nuclear winter”, destroying agriculture and killing millions, according to a new study…
By contrast, a regional exchange where adversaries target each others’ megacities would ignite huge urban firestorms. Toon calculates the smoke released per kilotonne of explosive yield would be 100 times greater than in the Cold War scenarios…
“Soot from fires is black and absorbs solar radiation,” Robock told New Scientist. “As it begins to fall it is constantly being heated and lofted.” Such particles, they calculate, rise to the upper atmosphere and stay for more than six years…
Although this might look perversely like a welcome counter-balance to global warming, the researchers say it would cause equally devastating changes in weather patterns and rainfall. That, plus reduced sunlight, would shorten growing seasons and destroy crops worldwide, to the detriment of all.
Everything that has been written by God’s prophets shall come to pass because it is according to God’s will, and we should remember that Satan’s wrath is motivated by hate while God’s wrath is motivated by love:
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. (Revelation 17:17)
Let us further consider some thoughts emanating from this world that we live in right now where Satan and his demons has been cast down and let’s see how evil and abominable the people have become now:
BY VC ON AUGUST 3, 2015
The unveiling of the 9-feet tall and 1.5 ton statue of Baphomet took place in Detroit and was dubbed “largest satanic event in History”.
On July 26th, the Satanic Temple unveiled a massive bronze statue of Baphomet sitting on a throne, complete with two children look up to him in admiration. The unveiling took place in an industrial building near Detroit River after attempts to have it installed near a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol have failed.
Now let’s consider this time an excerpt of the lyrics from some popular songs being played in this generation:
Spectrum (by Florence and the Machine)
Say my name
As every color illuminates
We are shining
And we will never be afraid again
And when we come back we’ll be dressed in black
And you’ll scream my name aloud
And we won’t eat and we won’t sleep
We’ll drag bodies from the ground
Here’s an excerpt from another song:
Burn The Bodies To The Ground (by I am Ghost)
It’s ten degrees inside the house tonight,
I’m seeing corpses drawing on the walls,
Drinking themsevles to death.
They’re playing games and fighting late,
Smoking their cigarettes and choking on the fog.
Breathe in, say hello.
I’m alive again in these walls.
Let’s drink ’till we’re dead! So dramatic. . .
I press my face against her chest;
Can’t feel a heartbeat,
But her hands are warm;
She’s singing that song again:
Love misery, how much she hates.
I’ll light a match and burn the bodies to the ground.
Satan the devil and his minions are awaiting that time when they shall be allowed by God to destroy and murder many people as they possibly can. When that time comes, God will be our only protection during that time. We have to pray that our flight be not in the WINTER or DEATH of God’s apostle and the MASSIVE DEATH during the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 5 prophecy.
NEITHER ON THE SABBATH DAY
The prophet Daniel was given by God the prophecy about the vision of the 2,300 evenings and mornings in Daniel chapter 8 which discusses about the last end of indignation and the time when the revelation will be given, i.e., at the time of the end.
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. (Daniel 8:17-18)
Notice that even the prophet Daniel was IN A DEEP SLEEP – this is also description and a metaphor for WINTER. Now look at what is coupled with this SPIRITUAL WINTER in verse 19
And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
From Strong’s Concordance:
H4150 properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year, solemn feast, appointed season.
Therefore verse 19 can be rendered this way:
“And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the solemn feasts the end shall be.”
This solemn feasts are God’s annual sabbaths. What do you think could be the reason why Christ mentioned that the flight ought not to fall on a Sabbath day? For a more in-depth explanation you can read it here. According to Daniel’s prophecy, the fulfillment of the last end of indignation will fall on God’s solemn feast days, then it follows that the prophesied “king of fierce countenance” will emerge during that same time period:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.” (Daniel 8:23)
This reminds us of a parallel prophecy in Revelation chapter 17 about the 10 kings that will give their allegiance to the beast:
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” (Revelation 17:12)
Here is what what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about this subject:
One of the greatest prophecies in all the Bible is about the union of European nations. More specifically, it’s about the political union of 10 European nations.
For decades, people in Europe have tried to forge a cohesive political union. To that end, they have created the present, loosely hinged 28-nation European Union. Yet Revelation 17 says there are going to be 10 kings there that are going to unite politically and form a real superpower: a modern-day Holy Roman Empire.
Bible prophecy also reveals that this European superpower will be led by a strong German leader who will essentially hijack the European Union.
The prophesied political union of 10 nations in Europe is being fulfilled before your eyes. And the United States is playing a key role in that union—in a negative way.
It is happening in a way that was predicted three decades ago by Herbert W. Armstrong!
Mr. Armstrong wrote in 1984 that a massive banking crisis in America “COULD suddenly result in triggering European nations to unite as a new world power, larger than either the Soviet Union or the U.S.”…
Revelation 17:12-13 is about a more streamlined Europe, and Greece’s crisis is showing us how it all will happen. These verses say, “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”
This is the last head of that Holy Roman Empire, and it’s going to have 10 kings. It won’t have 28 kings—it will have 10, and that is what this financial crisis is going to trigger and promote in a powerful way.
Verse 17 further explains: “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” It is God’s WILL that this happens. Why? The Bible shows that this is going to happen because of America’s sins! America leads the world in vile sins, and this is the means by which God is going to correct this nation!…
Herbert W. Armstrong predicted years ago that the collapse of the western world’s financial system, led by the United States, would unite those 10 nations into what is called the Holy Roman Empire—led by Germany.
It is a development that will shock the world! But if you study these events within the bigger picture of Bible prophecy, you realize that it is going to lead to Jesus Christ returning to personally DESTROY that great empire and to usher in peace and joy and happiness for all eternity!
Notice again what Mr. Armstrong said that “a massive banking crisis in America ‘COULD suddenly result in triggering European nations to unite as a new world power, larger than either the Soviet Union or the U.S.’ ” and that would be the 10 kings in Europe with Germany leading them who will come out from the current global financial crisis. The 28-nation of the European Union will be reduced to only 10. The same goes with the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 – it will also be reduced from 25 ministers to a core group of 10. This will all happen within a prophetic hour or equivalent to 15 days!
This prophetic one hour period is also mentioned in Revelation chapter 3:
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (Revelation 3:10)
This 15 day period could be from Elul 29 which is the end of the Shemitah year (end also of the summer season) leading to Tishri 1 (the beginning of the fall season and the Feast of Trumpets) upto 15th day of the seventh month (1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles). If that would be the case then this “hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” is the same “hour” as the one being mentioned in Revelation 17:12.
This sliver of time was revealed to the prophet Daniel, yet notice again in Daniel 8:17 that while Gabriel was speaking and giving the revelation to him, he was found SLEEPING!
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a DEEP SLEEP on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. (verses 17-18)
The prophet Daniel represents God’s own people in this last end – they are also in a DEEP SLEEP! God was actually revealing how the last end will unfold in our time. That last end vision was a time when the transgressors are come to the full. Those transgressors will be calling EVIL as GOOD and they will put DARKNESS for LIGHT.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
The top 25 minsters of the PCG are longing for A NEW LIGHT. They thought they found it in Edstone. God will actually give that light to them. Remember that 2015 is the International Year of Light or the International Year of Lucifer or the LIGHT BEARER.
Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light… Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light– pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness? (Amos 5:18, NIV)
Now here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about this subject:
This book is about the Day of the Lord, a day of terrifying darkness. But most people don’t know that the strongest warning in the book of Joel is for Christ’s own bride! The danger facing Christ’s bride is emphasized even more than the destruction of the whole world!…
Joel depicts the greatest wrath God has ever inflicted against mankind! Satan’s strongest wrath is vented in the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:12). But that is only the introduction to the Day of the Lord and God’s wrath! If ever there was a time for all of us to deeply examine ourselves, it is now. By so doing, we can avoid the wrath of both Satan and God. What a marvelous blessing God offers His very elect.
Satan’s wrath is motivated by hate. God’s wrath is motivated by love. God wants people to repent of their sins. He hopes they repent when the warning goes out—before the disasters! Then He can bless them marvelously.
The Day of the Lord is imminent—it is at hand. But, as fearsome as it is, even this day of thick darkness is still a wonderful sign that Christ is coming very soon. (The Prophet Joel – Christ’s Bride and the Day of the Lord, p.2)
Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote that the Day of the Lord is a day of thick darkness which is God’s wrath primarily directed to Christ’s own Bride:
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. (Amos 5:21-23)
God is talking here of His own people who keeps His feast days and NOT the people of this world. What do you think has triggered God’s wrath?
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. (Amos 5:26)
Moloch is Nimrod and Chiun is Astarte or Semiramis. This means that His own people in this last end has descended into the worship of the two deities of the old Babylonian religion. Moloch is related to the modern day CREMATION. While Astarte is related to MOTHER’S DAY. The Philadelphia Church of God thought that there’s nothing wrong in introducing into God’s feasts the IRISH DANCE which is actually a form of Baal worship. God’s signet, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong NEVER approved of such things to be observed. So what do you think will God do? Will He just sit idly by and watch His own people perform an abomination before Him? Apparently, He has laid out His plan in the book of Daniel:
“And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the solemn feasts the end shall be.” (Dan. 8:19)
That’s the reason we have been admonished to pray that the flight ought not to be on the SABBATH or SOLEMN FEASTS because it will already be the end when Satan will do some horrifying atrocities that will coincide with the FEASTS OF GOD.
You don’t need prophetic vision to know that the world is on the verge of a new period heralding in global changes unlike any ever seen before. The signs are obvious and the pieces are all in place. With the Jewish holiday’s fast approaching, God’s plan for change and redemption is unfolding before our very eyes with grave implications for the nation of Israel.
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, will begin on the evening of September 13 and end after sunset on September 15. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana is the day that God begins the process of judging the entire world.
This year’s Rosh Hashana is especially unique in that it will signal the end of the Shemittah year, the Sabbatical year which occurs in a seven year cycle. According to the Talmud, the written text explaining the oral Torah, the Messiah will come in the year following the Shemittah year.As the second and final day of the holiday of Rosh Hashana ends on September 15, the 70th United Nations General Assembly will commence. The issue of the creation of a Palestinian state is expected to be decided by world representatives during the General Assembly. While not having yet happened, the upcoming session is already fraught with tension as it is unclear whether the US will continue to use its veto to prevent the Palestinians from unilaterally declaring a state.
Conflict over the Holy Land is prophesied to be part of the process of redemption. In Zechariah 12:6, the end times are described: “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a flame that sets a woodpile ablaze or like a burning torch among sheaves of grain. They will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure.” In Amos 9:15, we are told that once the Jews are re-established in their land, “they will not again be rooted out from their land.”
After the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana is an interim period referred to as the Ten Days of Awe. It is during this period, on September 17, that the US Congress will vote on whether to reject or accept the nuclear deal negotiated by US President Barack Obama with Iran over their nuclear program…
Concluding the Days of Awe is the holiday of Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement on which God seals his judgments. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year and falls on September 23. Oddly enough, September 23, Yom Kippur, is the day on which Obama has chosen to host Pope Francis at the White House on his first visit to the United States. Pope Francis, in his role as leader of the Catholic world, has chosen to involve himself in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, recently recognizing the “State of Palestine.”
The weeklong Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, begins September 28, also the date for the last of the four blood moons in a special tetrad cycle. Previous lunar tetrad cycles have coincided with important historical events that impacted the nation and State of Israel. For example, four blood moons followed the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. In 1967, before the Six Day War in which a divided Jerusalem was liberated and united by Israel, there was one blood moon with three following.
The upcoming blood moon will be clearly visible from Jerusalem and a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.
There are several news from alternative media sources that connects the God’s annual Sabbaths with the BLOOD MOON phenomenon, with the global financial crash in the context of the Shemitah, with the opening of a dimensional portal for an INVISIBLE DARK MATTER to pass through which is being called LHC (or the Large Hadron Collider), etc.,
Just look closely at how the so-called intelligent people in this world are preparing for Satan and his demons through the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Look closely at the teaser trailer how they are connecting science with the angels and demons. They wanted to open an extra dimensional portal to solve the mystery of the “invisible dark matter”:
Dark matter candidates arise frequently in theories that suggest physics beyond the Standard Model, such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions. One theory suggests the existence of a “Hidden Valley”, a parallel world made of dark matter having very little in common with matter we know. If one of these theories proved to be true, it could help scientists gain a better understanding of the composition of our universe and, in particular, how galaxies hold together.
What do you think is that INVISIBLE DARK MATTER that scientists at CERN is talking about? Just look at what can be found within the CERN perimeter – a 2 meter statue of the dancing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. This is actually Satan the devil through another form of Nimrod. To better understand what the scientists at CERN wanted to accomplish, read and see for yourself what is actually in their minds:
“Symmetry,” its website says, is an operatic sci-fi dance performance based on the work being performed at CERN.
It follows Lukas — played by the film’s choreographer Lukas Timulak — a CERN physicist, hard at work using the LHC to search for the smallest particle in existence , when a ghostly woman played by soprano Claron McFadden appears, asking him if he loves the particle more than he loves himself, and, if he could, would he become one with the particle.
Moreover, here is what Sergio Bertolucci who is the Director for Research and Scientific Computing at CERN said:
“Something may come through dimensional “doors” at LHC.” And “Out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it“
Have you seen how they wanted to open a portal so they can become at one with the DARK MATTER? Most of the alternative media out there has been warning that Satan and his minions will come out in the flesh and accomplish this global plan of annihilating people to coincide on September 23, 2015 – the Jewish Day of Atonement. Why do you think is it being planned during the Day of Atonement? Remember the AZAZEL goat in Leviticus 16:10? That could be the reason why according to them this year 2015 has been declared as the “International Year of Light” or the “International Year of Lucifer – the light bearer.” – This year is really very, very significant. It’s all about having many corpses all around the major cities of America, Britain and the Jewish nation of Israel while the vultures (or demons) gather together.
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. (Matthew 24:28)
Notice carefully what happens after this prophecy in verse 28:
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (Matthew 24:29)
Most of God’s own people will be caught off-guard and they will think that when half of Jerusalem has been taken captive as prophesied in Zechariah 14, that’s the time that the Great Tribulation will commence. And yet as Christ inspired verses 28 and 29 to be written, the Day of the Lord will indeed come like a thief in the night.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-8)
The REMEMBRANCERS are “the children of the light” being mentioned in those verses who spiritually awake. Even our website has been given a name “lightofthegentiles.com” and that is not a coincidence but a divine planned incidence. As a counterfeit, Satan inspired this year 2015 to become the International Year of Light as declared by UNESCO in 2013, but we know who this light is being referred to.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
And God has given us a promised protection from the face of the serpent as prophesied in Revelation 12:14-16
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 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 the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
We used to think that the “flood” being referred to here pertains to the European army. But looking at it spiritually, that flood is actually the 25 men of Ezekiel 8.
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)
Are there any COG groups that can fit the description who “keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony (or prophecy) of Jesus Christ” thus making them the “holy people” being described by the prophet Daniel? Why did God send the two witnesses to shatter the power of the holy people? Because Satan the devil is fuming mad against God’s Church and he went to make WAR with her. How does Satan makes war with God’s Church?
The word “war” comes from the Greek word “polēmos” (G4171) in Strong’s Concordance:
From pelomai (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series): – battle, fight, war.
In the dictionary here is the meaning of BUSTLE –
- :to have a lot of busy activity
- :to move briskly and often ostentatiously
- :an unnecessary display of wealth, knowledge, etc., that is done to attract attention, admiration, or envy
1 excessive display : pretentiousness
2 archaic : an act of displaying
Look at what Satan had done through the same Simon Magus group who kept on coming back in each era, he was able to saturate God’s people through the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 with so much activity making the members SO BUSY that they don’t have the time anymore to study their Bibles, even to fast and meditate on the NEW UNDERSTANDING about the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. Look at Christ’s own words as He uttered a warning to God’s people for our generation.
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” (Luke 21:34-35)
Actually there was a precursor to the flight in our times right now. It’s found in Revelation 12:6
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
For a detailed explanation of this prophecy, please read a previous article: “Revelation 12: The Great Red Dragon and the Third of the Stars (Part 2).
And so the baton passed from the Smyrna Christians to those of the Pergamos era. These had been called to carry the truth through one of history’s most difficult periods—the Dark Ages.
The power and influence of the great universal church spread far and wide, driving those who clung to the truth of God ever further into the wilderness. But they were never far from threat of persecution and martyrdom.
And so very few of the Pergamos Christians remained faithful. (p. 220, Mystery of the Ages, 2009 edition)
The wilderness being discussed here does not necessarily pertain to a specific place but it describe a condition wherein God’s people were scattered all over; and while they were there God gave them the HIDDEN MANNA and a WHITE STONE:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17)
The word “hidden” from Strong’s Concordance is transliterated in the Greek as “krupto” which means:
to conceal properly by covering: hide self, keep secret, secret
While in Thayer’s Lexicon, it is defined this way:
to hide, conceal, to be hid
metaphorically to conceal (that it may not be known)
And the word “manna” as we know is the word of God or instructions from Jesus Christ (John 6:31-35).
As for the word “white” in Thayer’s definition, it can also mean, “white garments as the sign of innocence and purity”; while “stone” in Strong’s means, “verdict of acquittal or ticket of admission”
Apparently, as the faithful few of the Pergamos era were forced and driven out into the wilderness, God has given them an escape notice or a secret instruction on how to conceal and hide themselves properly. These overcomers were obviously cleansed from the filth that was spreading at that time which was brought about by the doctrines of Balaam and the Nicolaitans; they were also forgiven by God as they repented toward Him, much like starting with a clean slate.
Now that same scenario is happening as we do this short work. God gave us something as a prerequisite for the flight. What is it? To answer that, let us begin our search with Revelation 12:14
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (Revelation 12:14)
What the two wings of a great eagle being referred to here. Again, let the Bible interpret itself. The ancient Israelites were also given eagle’s wings during their flight from Egypt.
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. (Exodus 19:4;)
And this eagle’s wings refer to the angel of God that led the front of Israel’s army.
And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:” (Exodus 14:19)
This shall also be the same scenario being described in Daniel 12:1;
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Now notice the parallelism between Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 12:14 and how Daniel unlocks the prophecy in Revelation. As Mr. Flurry wrote in his booklet, “Daniel Unlocks Revelation”:
The book of Revelation is a mystery to most people. However, few understand that the Old Testament book of Daniel is the key to comprehending the mysterious book of Revelation. Daniel continually realized that God was his judge and therefore refused to compromise, regardless of the trial he found himself in. It is only to someone with that kind of an attitude that God can reveal spiritual understanding that unlocks His incredible revelation.
Now as for His REMEMBRANCERS, God is giving them a way of escape, a place of protection, the knowledge of which He has not given to His beloved apostles Mr. Herbert Armstrong and Mr. Gerald Flurry, yet in His love and mercy, He is revealing it to us in this last end. Now notice here that the two wings of a great eagle also has its dual counterpart which can also be found in Daniel 12:5
Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river, and the other on that bank of the river. (New American Standard Bible)
Notice that when Michael stood up for God’s people, there were two others standing by – two men clothed in linen standing by the riverbanks. The word “stood” is ‘amad: H5975 – same Hebrew word used in Zechariah 4:14;
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
These two men standing by the banks of the river are the two witnesses! They are also the two wings of a great eagle. This is also about the Cyrus work – the ravenous bird from the EAST.
God named Cyrus—because He had a work for him to do!
God will use carnal-minded men to help His people get the work done, if that’s what we need. He will even take a carnal man and anoint him! Soon there may come a time when God will move the mind of another carnal-minded king in order to provide His people a place of safety. I believe that is probably how it will happen. God will raise up the ruins! By whatever means He has to. (p. 7, Royal Vision, Sept.- Oct. 2005)
Now what is the context of this two wings of a great eagle in Revelation 12?
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (Revelation 12:14)
Let’s consider the word “place” which is in Thayer’s Lexicon means “A PLACE (OR PASSAGE) IN A BOOK.” Now consider the thought “written in the book” in Daniel 12:1 which we know from Strong’s can also be rendered as “WRITINGS IN THE BOOK”
Thus both prophecy describes the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE which is the prerequisite for us to be protected by God!
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. (Malachi 3:16-17)
God will protect those people whom He will find their names supporting the Book of Remembrance work. This is where God derived our name – His REMEMBRANCERS – that is the equivalent of the WHITE STONE as promised to those faithful few in the Pergamos era! He has also given us the HIDDEN MANNA, i.e., the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE.