THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

On November 25, 2015, Philadelphia Church of God Evangelist Stephen Flurry went to Jerusalem to meet Dr. Eilat Mazar to discuss the recently deciphered inscription of a bulla that was found last 2009 Ophel excavation season. Dr. Mazar’s team was able to decode the seal impression after 6 years when it “was discovered in a refuse dump dated to the time of King Hezekiah or shortly after.” Stephen immediately produced a video presentation in his Trumpet Daily program which he uploaded last December 2, 2015:

On the other hand, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem also released a news item discussing this rare archaeological find:

Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Ophel Excavations South of Temple Mount in Jerusalem

02/12/2015

First seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation

Discovery brings to life the Biblical narratives about King Hezekiah and the activity conducted during his lifetime in Jerusalem’s 1st Temple Period Royal Quarter…

The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar, have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of King Hezekiah (727–698 BCE).

Measuring 9.7 Xw 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla (piece of inscribed clay) measuring 13 X 12 mm. Around the impression is the depression left by the frame of the ring in which the seal was set.

The impression bears an inscription in ancient Hebrew script:

“לחזקיהו [בן] אחז מלך יהדה”

“Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah”

and a two-winged sun, with wings turned downward, flanked by two ankh symbols symbolizing life…

Hezekiah's seal

The bulla was found together with 33 additional bullae imprinted from other seals, some bearing Hebrew names, their reverse showing marks of coarse fabric and thick cords that probably sealed sacks containing foodstuffs.

Dr. Eilat Mazar said: “Although seal impressions bearing King Hezekiah’s name have already been known from the antiquities market since the middle of the 1990s, some with a winged scarab (dung beetle) symbol and others with a winged sun, this is the first time that a seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king has ever come to light in a scientific archaeological excavation.”…

The bulla was discovered by Efrat Greenwald, a member of the Ophel expedition, who supervised the wet-sifting of the excavation material. Reut Ben-Aryeh, who prepared the Hebrew bullae from the Ophel excavations for publication, was the first to identify it as a seal impression of King Hezekiah. Students and alumni of Herbert W. Armstrong College from Edmond, Oklahoma participated in the excavation.

King Hezekiah is described favorably in the Bible (II Kings, Isaiah, II Chronicles) as well as in the chronicles of the Assyrian kings— Sargon II and his son Sennacherib—who ruled during his time. Hezekiah is depicted as both a resourceful and daring king, who centralized power in his hands. Although he was an Assyrian vassal, he successfully maintained the independent standing of the Judean Kingdom and its capital Jerusalem, which he enhanced economically, religiously, and diplomatically.

The Bible relates of Hezekiah that “there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those before him” (II Kings 18:5).

The symbols on the seal impression from the Ophel suggest that they were made late in his life, when both the Royal administrative authority and the King’s personal symbols changed from the winged scarab (dung beetle)—the symbol of power and rule that had been familiar throughout the Ancient Near East, to that of the winged sun—a motif that proclaimed God’s protection, which gave the regime its legitimacy and power, also widespread throughout the Ancient Near East and used by the Assyrian Kings.

This change most likely reflected both the Assyrian influence and Hezekiah’s desire to emphasize his political sovereignty, and Hezekiah’s own profound awareness of the powerful patronage given his reign by the God of Israel. While the changed Royal administrative symbol imprinted on the King’s jars used the motif of a sun with wings extended to the sides, Hezekiah’s personal changed symbol had a sun with sheltering wings turned down and a life-symbol at the end of each wing. This special addition of the symbol of life may support the assumption that the change on the King’s personal seal was made after Hezekiah had recovered from the life-threatening illness of shehin (II Kings 20:1-8), when the life-symbol became especially significant for him (ca. 704 BCE).

Source: http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/28173

To better understand what this event really means and where we are now in Bible prophecy, we will let the Bible interpret itself as Mr. Armstrong used to say. Let us consider what has been inscribed in King Hezekiah’s seal that was found by Dr. Eilat Mazar in partnership with the Philadelphia Church of God. The impression bears an inscription in ancient Hebrew script:

“Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah” and a two-winged sun, with wings turned downward, flanked by two ankh symbols symbolizing life…

Hezekiah's seal_1

Here is what Wikipedia wrote about this “WINGED SUN”:

Egyptian Symbols: Winged Sun

The winged sun is one of the oldest Egyptian icons and symbols that appeared as early as the Old Kingdom. It is usually a symbol of royalty, divinity and power not only in Egypt but also in the whole Near East including the countries of Mesopotamia, Persia and Anatolia. In Egypt, it is a symbol of the soul and its eternity. It is often placed in temples as a memento to the people of their eternal nature. During the Middle Kingdom, it evolved into a symbol of protection and became a popular protective amulet during the Ptolemaic Period.

Because of its solar reference, it has been connected with the sun god, Ra.

Source: http://egyptian-gods.org/egyptian-symbols-winged-sun/

Hebrew

From circa the 8th century BC, the winged solar disk appears on Hebrew seals connected to the royal house of the Kingdom of Judah. Many of these are seals and jar handles from Hezekiah’s reign, together with the inscription l’melekh (“belonging to the king”). Typically, Hezekiah’s royal seals feature two downward-pointing wings and six rays emanating from the central sun disk, and some are flanked on either side with the Egyptian ankh (“key of life”) symbol. Prior to this, there are examples from the seals of servants of king Ahaz and of king Uzziah.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_sun

It is clear that this winged sun symbol is of Egyptian origin that was most likely present also during the reign of King Hezekiah’s father. Why were those Egyptian symbols being associated with King Hezekiah when he was known during his reign that he got rid of all the pagan and idol worshipping? Before we go deeper into his life, let’s first understand what an ANKH is:

The ankh (/ˈæŋk/ or /ˈɑːŋk/; Egyptian: IPA: [ʕaːnax]; U+2625 ☥ or U+132F9 𓋹), also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”

It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs). Thus it is fairly and widely understood as a symbol of early religious pluralism: all sects believed in a common story of eternal life, and this is the literal meaning of the symbol. This rationale contributed to the adoption of the ankh by New Age mysticism in the 1960s, to mean essentially the same tolerance of diversity of belief and common ethics as in Ancient Egypt.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh

Hezekiah's seal with ANKH

The ancient Egyptian staff sign or god staff ankh, which is also believed to be the hieroglyph used to symbolize reproduction and sexual union

This contradictory character in many ways corresponds to the Venus goddess Inanna, Ischtar, Astarte, and Aphrodite…

The hieroglyph  is sometimes called the key of the Nile. The symbol is associated with Imkotep (living aroung 3000 B.C.), physician for the pharaoh’s family. Long after his death Imkotep was made the god of medicine of healing in Egypt. That is why this symbol is used as the logotype for a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Source: http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/interlog/pictures/ankh/ankh.html

Over time, the ankh has come to symbolize life and immortality, the universe, power and life-giving air and water. Its key-like shape has also encouraged the belief it could unlock the gates of death, and it is viewed this way by the modern Rosicrucians and other hermetic orders. The Coptic Christians have used it as a symbol of life after death.

Source: http://www.crystalinks.com/ankh.html

Ankh (Crux ansata, Key of Life, Key of the Nile)

The ankh is an ancient Egyptian symbol of life… The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian writings about rebirth, and this symbolism was adopted by Coptic Christians, especially gnostic sects, to symbolize the resurrection of Christ and the heavenly marriage.

The Ankh is also considered to have meaning in Ritual magick and in Wiccan/Neopagan traditions, as a symbol of immortality and completion.

Comment:

This is a mason theory. The ankhis somehow leading the civilization to communicate the underworld. That means this is the magic society.

Source: http://symboldictionary.net/?p=641

According to the belief of the Masonry: The ankh (also called the looped Tau Cross, Crux Ansata, and the Key of the Nile. “was a cross with a coiled serpent above it… ” This “Crux Ansata was the particular emblem of Osiris… possessing mysterious powers and virtues, as a wonder-working amulet…”

Additionally, the “…Ankh is a symbol of reincarnation and of worship to . . . the sun god of Egypt (Lucifer or Satan)

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/masonic3.htm

The ankh was used as an amulet and was carried either by itself or combined with other hieroglyph symbols to mean health and strength. Many mirrors were discovered with metal that had been shaped into the form of the ankh. Some think that it was to give the person the ability to see into another world…

Throughout ancient Egypt the ankh was shown as a staff or ‘djed’ column. The djed column represented strength and stability and was thought to be a symbol for Osiris. Osiris was the god of the underworld.

Source: http://www.historyforkids.net/egyptian-ankh.html

In Egypt, the ANKH was also called Osiris’s key, the key to the underworld.

Source: Strindberg’s Star by Jan Wallentin

Amen (or Atum-Iu or Atum Ra or Atum-Hui) was the only deity in all Egypt, who was expressly worshipped by the title of “Ankhu,” or the ever-living one eternal God… “In the coming fourth to-day from out of the dark of death,” which is the resurrection in the Ritual, Atum-Iu is the closer and opener of Amenta (secret earth, underworld); he carries in his hands the keys that close and open the underworld. These are the Ankh-key of life and the Un-sceptre, with which Amenta is closed and opened.

Source: The Origin and Evolution of religion by Albert Churchward

Again, for emphasis, the ANKH is believed to be a symbol of life, reproduction and sexual union or heavenly marriage and the KEY TO THE UNDERWORLD. Actually there is a SPIRITUAL COUNTERPART to this KEY. Let’s begin this quest for understanding the spiritual aspect by reading what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about King Hezekiah from his book, The Former Prophets: How to Become a King (emphasis mine in bold):

Jotham’s son Ahaz was an evil ruler (Hezekiah’s father is Ahaz). He got involved in terrible paganism and idolatry, and stopped the temple worship. As a result, God allowed many of the people to be captured or killed by the king of Syria—and even by the wicked Israelites! For protection, Ahaz didn’t appeal to God—he turned to Assyria! He even spoiled gold and silver out of the temple to buy this alliance! (2 Kings 16:7-8). This was a type of what the end-time nation of Judah is going to do just before the Great Tribulation (Hosea 5:13). Such an alliance is a terrible trap! The Assyrians ended up being terrible oppressors to the Jews (e.g. 2 Chronicles 28:20), and Judah began paying regular tribute to this brutal empire.

Then came Hezekiah, considered one of Judah’s greatest kings. “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did” (2 Kings 18:3). That is high praise from God. Hezekiah revived Judah’s religion, cleaning up the priesthood and reopening the temple for true worship. The nation observed the most wonderful Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread (2 Chronicles 29-31). At that time,

Hezekiah was really striving to follow King David’s righteous example (2 Chronicles 29:2, 25-27, 30) and how the Messiah was going to sit on David’s throne forever. What a lamp!

Hezekiah also stopped paying the Assyrians (2 Kings 18:7). It was during his reign that the northern kingdom of Israel fell to Assyria (verses 9-12). So the mighty Assyrians were a formidable threat at that time. Not long after, they began attacking towns in Judah.

At this point, Hezekiah’s faith wavered. He decided that his failure to pay tribute had been a mistake. He sent a message to Sennacherib, the Assyrian king, that he would pay for the Assyrian armies to withdraw. Sennacherib asked for a monstrous sum. Hezekiah submitting by paying it—and he even raided God’s temple for the wealth to do so! (verses 13-16). But the Assyrians didn’t withdraw—they threatened to march on Jerusalem!

With Jerusalem under threat, this time Hezekiah reacted righteously. He turned to God for protection, praying a wonderful prayer of faith (2 Kings 19:15-19). As a result, God saved Judah by supernaturally destroying the Assyrians! (verse 35). Hezekiah then had to face another big problem.

COZYING UP TO BABYLON

“In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live” (2 Kings 20:1; you can also read about this in Isaiah 38).

This news shocked Hezekiah. At this point in his life, he handled the situation correctly.

“Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore” (2 Kings 20:2-3). Hezekiah turned to God and prayed.

God responded immediately. He instructed Isaiah to deliver this message: “Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years …” (verses 5-6).

God recognized that Hezekiah was walking by faith. He promised to add 15 years to Hezekiah’s life and proved His promise by reversing Earth’s rotation 10 degrees! (verses 8-11). What an astounding miracle!

SADLY, HOWEVER, HEZEKIAH’S STORY ENDS BADLY. The king of Babylon sent a message expressing his apparent concern over Hezekiah’s sickness. THIS PLAYED ON HEZEKIAH’S VANITY, and Hezekiah allowed the Babylonian messengers to come see all his treasures (verses 12-13). Isaiah confronted Hezekiah over the incident, and Hezekiah was evasive in his response—indicating that, sadly, HE HAD PROBABLY DRIFTED IN HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BY THIS POINT. THIS EXCHANGE SHOWS THAT HEZEKIAH WAS COZYING UP TO BABYLON—A FATAL MISTAKE! In his VANITY, he never considered that the Babylonian king may have had ulterior motives for his inquiry. He did not recognize the danger.

ISAIAH WANTED TO SHOW HEZEKIAH THAT HE WAS BEGINNING TO RELY ON HIS OWN TREASURE OR STRENGTH INSTEAD OF ON GOD. Isaiah wanted the king to recognize that he was beginning to rely on Babylon.

Unfortunately, Hezekiah was not moved by this discussion. It was at that point that Isaiah prophesied Judah’s fate: the nation was going to fall to the Babylonians (verses 16-18).

WHAT A TRAGIC END FOR HEZEKIAH. DURING THOSE EXTRA YEARS GOD GAVE HIM, HE FELL AWAY FROM GOD—though he likely turned it around at the very end (2 Chronicles 32:25-26). His actions were the beginning of the undoing of his family’s lives and of the nation of Judah. AS GOD’S PEOPLE, WE MUST LEARN THAT WE CANNOT COZY UP TO BABYLON AND ALSO BE CLOSE TO GOD. WE CANNOT HOLD BACK OR COMPROMISE WITH GOD AND HIS WAY OF LIFE. IF WE DO, WE WILL RECEIVE A FREE TRIP TO BABYLON LIKE THE ANCIENT JEWS DID. (pp.266-269, The Former Prophets: How to Become a King)

God gave King Hezekiah an astounding physical HEAVEN and EARTH SHAKING SIGN of reversing Earth’s rotation by 10 degrees when he received a miraculous healing and giving him additional 15 years to continue serving God, yet he FELL AWAY from God because his own VANITY got the best of him.

 

THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

The Philadelphia Church of God has written a booklet entitled Russia and China in Prophecy and in it they have speculated about a battle that will involve a European beast power that will make a preemptive strike against the Asiatic hordes which is termed as the FIRST WOE:

The fifth trumpet signifies world domination by a European beast power. The Bible also gives the fifth trumpet another name—the first woe. The book of Daniel sets the stage for the first woe. We often quote Daniel 11:40, which speaks of a clash in this end time between the king of the north—that European empire—and the king of the south, a radical Middle Eastern power led by Iran…

Daniel’s prophecy continues, “therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.” Rather than let the Asiatic armies have the advantage of striking first, the beast will turn its full attention to the north and to the east of Jerusalem and launch a furious preemptive strike!

This attack is the first woe—the beginning of all-out war to determine who will rule the world. This first woe is described in Revelation 9:1-11. The language of the book of Revelation is symbolic. In describing this battle, which God showed to him in prophetic vision, John described the events he saw in terminology with which he was familiar. For instance, verses 3 and 7-10 say locusts came upon the Earth with power in their tails like a scorpion. This describes modern military equipment— perhaps thunderous helicopters that fire missiles.

During this first woe, the military beast power is unleashed on the inhabitants of the Earth.

Source: Russia and China in Prophecy, pp. 42-44

PCGs FIRST WOE interpretation

Yet if we will consider what the end-time Elijah, has written about the Daniel 11:40 prophecy which has become a signature prophecy of the PCG, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong actually believed that it was already fulfilled when in 1895 as he explained in The Plain Truth.HWA - The Middle East in Prophecy

On the contrary, the PCG believed that it is the Islamic IRAN in the EAST who fulfills the prophesied KING OF THE SOUTH. But if we will consider what is happening in the world right now, it is NOT Iran who is provoking the ire of Europe, Russia and the whole world now but it’s the Islamic State or ISIS, so how can the speculated FIRST WOE be fulfilled if they are still waiting for the  Daniel 11:40 stage to be set when in real fact as Mr. Armstrong wrote that it was already fulfilled:

In 1895 King Menelik, of Ethiopia, sent an army of 9,000 to 10,000 men against General Baratieri’s Italian army. North of Ethiopia was Eritrea, belonging to Italy. And southeast was Italian Somaliland. In 1896 General Baratieri with 13,000 men tried to defend Eritrea against the Ethiopians, They lost 4,600 whites and 3,000 native troops, and more than 3,500 were taken prisoner.

In a later engagement the Italians were cut to pieces because of their inexperience in fighting in mountainous country and because they were greatly outnumbered. This defeat was disastrous to Italian expansion in Africa. Ever since, Italy demanded revenge! In 1927 Mussolini set the time, at just 40 years from that defeat, or 1935, when he would be ready “finally to make our voice heard, and see our ‘rights recognized!” 1935 came. The hour struck! Mussolini attacked! Now notice verse 40: ” .. , and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.”

A whirlwind comes in the air, sweeping all before it. Mussolini did send a great air force into Africa! Also many modern “chariots”- trucks, tanks, etc.-and ships, loaded with soldiers. More than 1 00,000 sailed to Ethiopia. And, notice it, Mussolini’s forces were to pass over-in the air! It is at this precise point in this astounding prophecy that Mussolini’s struggle in Ethiopia and in World War II ended. Mussolini did not finish the prophecy. There is yet another leader to arise in Europe! Notice what will next happen! Verse 41 – “He shall enter also into the glorious land … “-the Holy Land. This is yet to be fulfilled.

Source: The Plain Truth September 1983 issue, p. 26

Moreover, according to the Russia and China Prophecy booklet that the first woe refer to a WAR INSPIRED BY SATAN and this could be true and we will prove it here, but not according to their own private interpretation. But before that let’s go back to a prior verse where the three woes have been declared:

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13)

Take note that the whole chapter 9 of the book of Revelations does NOT mention any beast power so the real meaning is totally different from what was previously assumed to be a preemptive strike of a European beast power. To better understand the prophecy in the book of Revelations, we need to know to whom this book is addressed to and the what is the main theme. As Mr. Armstrong taught that the THEME of the whole book of Revelations is the Day of the Lord and the message is directed at God’s own Church and NOT the people of this world!

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne… I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. (Revelation 1:1-4, 10-11)

So if we will look at every prophecy written in the book of Revelations, we have to apply it inside God’s own Church, and again, NOT to the people of this world. And with the recent visit of Stephen Flurry to Jerusalem after TWO YEARS from leaving it because he chose Edstone, God is giving us a NEW REVELATION of where we are now in Bible prophecy.

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

Before we fully understand what this “bottomless pit” really is. Let us first consider what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his Zechariah booklet:

The Blood of Thy Covenant

“As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water” (Zechariah 9:11). If you check the Hebrew, God (through Zechariah) is talking about what could be termed a blood covenant. We need to understand our spiritual condition apart from God. We are prisoners of Satan in a dark pit without any water! (Water is a type of God’s Spirit.) This is the normal condition of man without God’s Holy Spirit.

Unless we have and use God’s Holy Spirit, we are prisoners of Satan in a dark pit without any water! What horrifying darkness.

God vividly describes our hopeless and terrifying spiritual condition without the use of His powerful Spirit! Remember that frightening and despicable description of those in captivity to Satan.

It takes the power of God’s Spirit to bring us out of the spiritual pit. That Spirit keeps us focused on the bloody price paid so we could enter into the New Covenant. We must view Christ’s sacrifice as God does. Only God’s Spirit makes that possible. Then God’s spiritual food, including new revelation, flows into God’s true Church.

It took Christ’s blood and the Spirit of God to get us out of a stifling, dark dungeon. It can happen only if we enter into the New Covenant with God. If we are doing our part, God says He will bring us out of the pit where there is no water. Because He has made this blood covenant with us, we don’t have to be where there is no water, no food, no revelation.

Source: Zechariah -The Sign of Christ’s Imminent Return, page 67

When we were still in the world we were in Babylon. As Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in page 58 of the Zechariah booklet: “Throughout the Bible, Babylon pictures the world before Christ’s return, the world we are living in today.” Before we were called into God’s Church, in His eyes “(w)e are prisoners of Satan in a dark pit without any water! (Water is a type of God’s Spirit.) This is the normal condition of man without God’s Holy Spirit. Unless we have and use God’s Holy Spirit, we are prisoners of Satan in a dark pit without any water! What horrifying darkness.” And in this last end, God has prepared a small group of people who will have additional new revelations on top of the revelations that He was giving to the PCG, because there will come a time where God’s own people will fall again into that dark pit “where there is no water, no food, no revelation.”

Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd. (Zechariah 10:1-2)

The reason God gave this new revelations to His REMEMBRANCERS it’s because there are IDOLS in God’s Church who are speaking VANITY. Now let’s ask this question: Why did God allow the seal of King Hezekiah to be decoded at this specific time and not during 2009 excavation season when it was first acquired? The reason is now obvious, God wanted to show everyone the connection between King Hezekiah and His own Church who committed the same FATAL MISTAKE that he did. King Hezekiah had a good start, yet his story ended badly; the same is true for the Philadelphia Church of God in this last end.

SADLY, HOWEVER, HEZEKIAH’S STORY ENDS BADLY. The king of Babylon sent a message expressing his apparent concern over Hezekiah’s sickness. THIS PLAYED ON HEZEKIAH’S VANITY, and Hezekiah allowed the Babylonian messengers to come see all his treasures (verses 12-13). Isaiah confronted Hezekiah over the incident, and Hezekiah was evasive in his response—indicating that, sadly, HE HAD PROBABLY DRIFTED IN HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BY THIS POINT. THIS EXCHANGE SHOWS THAT HEZEKIAH WAS COZYING UP TO BABYLON—A FATAL MISTAKE! In his VANITY, he never considered that the Babylonian king may have had ulterior motives for his inquiry. He did not recognize the danger.

ISAIAH WANTED TO SHOW HEZEKIAH THAT HE WAS BEGINNING TO RELY ON HIS OWN TREASURE OR STRENGTH INSTEAD OF ON GOD. Isaiah wanted the king to recognize that he was beginning to rely on Babylon.

Unfortunately, Hezekiah was not moved by this discussion. It was at that point that Isaiah prophesied Judah’s fate: the nation was going to fall to the Babylonians (verses 16-18).

WHAT A TRAGIC END FOR HEZEKIAH. DURING THOSE EXTRA YEARS GOD GAVE HIM, HE FELL AWAY FROM GOD—though he likely turned it around at the very end (2 Chronicles 32:25-26). His actions were the beginning of the undoing of his family’s lives and of the nation of Judah. AS GOD’S PEOPLE, WE MUST LEARN THAT WE CANNOT COZY UP TO BABYLON AND ALSO BE CLOSE TO GOD. WE CANNOT HOLD BACK OR COMPROMISE WITH GOD AND HIS WAY OF LIFE. IF WE DO, WE WILL RECEIVE A FREE TRIP TO BABYLON LIKE THE ANCIENT JEWS DID.

Source: (p. 269, The Former Prophets: How to Become a King)

King Hezekiah was cozying up to Babylon and the same prophecy is being fulfilled in this last end in God’s own Church as Zechariah prophesied:

Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. (Zechariah 2:7)

Now what is Babylon? We used to think that it referred to the Holy Roman Empire that descended from the city and political system that was built by Nimrod with its infamous tower of Babel which he constructed to rebel against God. Well the word “Babel” actually means “CONFUSION.”

Confusion in the dictionary means:

  • To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
  • To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
  • To make more complex or difficult to understand
  • To make something unclear or incomprehensible:
  • to mix up (things, ideas, etc); jumble
  • to bring to ruin

And God’s own Church cannot think with clarity or act with intelligence; they are failing to differentiate one person or thing from another; they mix up pagan beliefs with God’s truth which will bring the whole Church to ruin. Because the PCG MIX UP THINGS, and they also fail to differentiate that which is holy and which is pagan, this is the reason A Book of Remembrance has to be written:

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. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (Malachi 3:16, 18)

Now, the Philadelphia Church of God has FALLEN INTO SPIRITUAL BABYLON. And this Babylon is actually the same prophesied BOTTOMLESS PIT of Revelation 9!

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 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. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:1-4)

King Hezekiah’s bullae being found in the Ophel Mount Excavation is the actual fulfillment of Revelation chapter 9! And with that KEY in their midst, the PCG shall be inhabited with all sorts of demons!

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

We know what this “star” represent from Daniel booklet page 27:

God’s own people are helped by the stars, or angels, of God (Revelation 1:20), if they desire help. This evil power “stamped upon them”—the end-time Laodiceans—those saints of God who transgressed God’s law.

So this STAR FALLING FROM HEAVEN is the star or angel assigned to STEPHEN FLURRY! Stephen was given the KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT or the Babylon Mystery Religion as what we have seen recently with the discovery of King Hezekiah’s bulla where the ANKH or the KEY TO THE UNDERWORLD has been embedded on it. But what really is that KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT? Well, it’s actually VANITY – that is the KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT! Looking at Revelation chapter 9, we can see that its the same story that happened to Lucifer (emphasis mine in bold):

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the PIT. (Isaiah 14:12-15)

Lucifer fell into this BOTTOMLESS PIT because of his VANITY.  Now notice that this history of Lucifer’s FALL is in the context of the king of Babylon:

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! (Isaiah 14:4)

Lucifer who later became Satan, is the AUTHOR OF CONFUSION of which Nimrod, the first king of Babylon, learned from. Being in Babylon or having the ways of this world and its pagan customs like Mother’s Day, cremation, Irish dancing etc., injected into God’s pure religion is like being into this same spiritual pit where Satan dwells. BABYLON is actually that SPIRITUAL BOTTOMLESS PIT “where there is no water, no food, no revelation” as indicated in verse 4 wherein members of God’s Church have lost their Holy Spirit, thus no more new revelations. (Revelation 9:4 – “those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”)

The KEY then to that BOTTOMLESS PIT, BABYLON or CONFUSION is VANITY! Satan was brought down to that same PIT because of his own VANITY.

Going back to King Hezekiah’s story to further understand that it was his VANITY that opened up Babylon to Judah: Remember that it was the prophet Isaiah who was giving the warning to King Hezekiah and they had a discussion about cozying up to Babylon which was a FATAL MISTAKE! Unfortunately, Hezekiah was not moved by their discussion. It was at that point that Isaiah pronounced what will happen to Judah’s fate. It was a MAJOR TURNING POINT for King Hezekiah. It was his VANITY that brought the nation of Judah to an ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP to Babylon. As Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote, he even evaded a hard question from the prophet Isaiah which marked a turning point in his life (emphasis mine in bold):

Remember, God did add 15 years to his life. This proved to be tragic for this great king. Hezekiah fell away from God during these additional years allotted to him. By the end of the story, it looks as though Hezekiah had lost it all spiritually. Could it be that Hezekiah did not answer the first question because he was cozying up to Babylon? The fruits of Hezekiah’s life prove this to be so!

Too Close to Babylon

Hezekiah’s vanity got to him. Notice that he answered Isaiah’s question in a boastful manner. A king from a far country was interested in him. He told Isaiah that they were come “unto me.” Hezekiah showed them all of his treasures. In his vanity, he allowed potential enemies to see all that God had blessed him with. Never did it dawn on Hezekiah that these men could possibly want to destroy him and carry off his treasures.

Isaiah was concerned about Hezekiah’s actions because he could see far better than Hezekiah could—spiritually speaking. Isaiah did not trust the king of Babylon. He recognized that Hezekiah was getting too close to Babylon. He prophesied about the end result of Hezekiah’s relationship with the king of Babylon. Isaiah showed that this relationship would prove to be fatal, not only for Hezekiah’s descendants, but for the nation of Judah as well…

What a tragic end for Hezekiah. These actions by Hezekiah were the beginning of the undoing of his family’s lives and the undoing of the nation of Judah. The king of Babylon destroyed God’s temple and carried the nation of Judah away captive.

Facing Hard Questions

There is a very clear lesson here for all of us. What was Hezekiah’s main problem? He evaded some hard questions from God’s prophet. He did not want to tell Isaiah what the messengers from Babylon said. At times it is so easy for us to evade hard questions. Carnally, we want to let the hard questions slide. Facing, or not facing, hard questions generally marks a TURNING POINT in our lives. Being willing to face hard questions can turn our lives around spiritually. Evading hard questions can take us away from God.

Hezekiah evaded a hard question from Isaiah. But Isaiah pinned him down (verse 4). Isaiah wanted to show him that he was beginning to rely on his own treasure or strength, instead of God. Isaiah wanted Hezekiah to recognize that he was beginning to rely on Babylon. Unfortunately, Hezekiah was not moved by his discussion with Isaiah. The whole nation was conquered by Babylon. What a terrifying punishment!

Source: Ezra and Nehemiah — Building God’ s Temple, pp. 3-4

The same is true in this last end for the Philadelphia Church of God ministry who have relied too much on their wealth as well – (Edmond which means “protector of wealth” and Edstone meaning, “rich prosperous ruler”); with their VANITY, they fell into a Babylon state. God has given them a warning through The Last End – A Book of Remembrance.

PCG_Edstone

The acquisition of the Edstone property was a MAJOR TURNING POINT for the Philadelphia Church of God. With that decision, it is as if they are telling God “Hey, we can do this work with all the wealth that we have. We are righteous in your sight right just like King Hezekiah; see we have continued Mr. Armstrong’s work; we can do anything we want. Anyway, we are your true Church, we have in our midst your apostle and we have your government as well.”

What a pathetic spiritual condition the Philadelphia Church of God has fallen into. Just like King Hezekiah, their pride and vanity have procured themselves to fall into Babylon or the bottomless pit. Again, the prophecy in the whole book of Isaiah is directed to God’s Church in this last end.

God’s Awe some Perspective

God is speaking to us today through Isaiah; the message of Isaiah is actually God’s message.

“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. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children [sons], and they have rebelled against me” (Isaiah 1:1-2).

“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken”—here God gives His perspective. This is a message to all the angels, demons and mankind. God is addressing all of the inhabitants of the entire universe! It even includes the dwelling place of God! It is the widest scope possible.

God shows us that the creation of Earth and its inhabitants is closely tied to the entire universe. God created the angels to rule the universe, but they failed. Then God created mankind to rule the universe. You can’t separate the Earth from the universe— it’s all one super-inspiring plan!

Are you willing to do some prayerful and serious Bible study to comprehend God’s plan for you? I believe this is one of the top five introductions in the Bible—it has the widest scope possible.

God personifies and addresses the heavens—where angels dwell along with the Father and the Son!

Source: Isaiah’s End-Time Vision, pp. 3-4

This prophecy in Isaiah is indeed a HEAVEN AND EARTH SHAKING message intended for God’s own people who has become like King Hezekiah! Let’s read again for emphasis:

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. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children [sons], and they have rebelled against me” (Isaiah 1:1-2).

Notice here what the context of the book of Isaiah is: What happened to King Hezekiah in his later years is actually a prophecy for the Philadelphia Church of God! That’s the reason God allowed the seal of King Hezekiah to be deciphered precisely on this year ONLY and NOT during the 2009 excavation season. God wanted to make sure that He can establish the DIRECT CONNECTION between King Hezekiah and the Philadelphia Church of God because they both committed THE SAME FATAL MISTAKE thus the prophecy in Isaiah becomes very relevant in this last end to spiritual Judah and Jerusalem – The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.” Let’s consider again the news clip from Hebrew University of jerusalem regarding King Hezekiah’s seal (emphasis mine in bold):

Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Ophel Excavations South of Temple Mount in Jerusalem

02/12/2015

The symbols on the seal impression from the Ophel suggest that THEY WERE MADE LATE IN HIS LIFE, when both the Royal administrative authority and the King’s personal symbols changed from the winged scarab (dung beetle)—the symbol of power and rule that had been familiar throughout the Ancient Near East, to that of the winged sun—a motif that proclaimed God’s protection, which gave the regime its legitimacy and power, also widespread throughout the Ancient Near East and used by the Assyrian Kings.

THIS CHANGE MOST LIKELY REFLECTED BOTH THE ASSYRIAN INFLUENCE AND HEZEKIAH’S DESIRE TO EMPHASIZE HIS POLITICAL SOVEREIGNTY, and Hezekiah’s own profound awareness of the powerful patronage given his reign by the God of Israel. While the changed Royal administrative symbol imprinted on the King’s jars used the motif of a sun with wings extended to the sides, HEZEKIAH’S PERSONAL CHANGED SYMBOL HAD A SUN WITH SHELTERING WINGS TURNED DOWN AND A LIFE-SYMBOL (ANKH) AT THE END OF EACH WING. This special addition of the symbol of life may support the assumption that the change on the King’s personal seal was made after Hezekiah had recovered from the life-threatening illness of shehin

The seal of King Hezekiah signified a CHANGE in his lifestyle AFTER his healing as indicated by the CHANGED SYMBOL OF EGYPTIAN ORIGIN. It appears that he approved the use of those Egyptian pagan symbolism to showcase his wealth and power. Just like what is happening in the PCG today, they are now using several pagan symbolism including the lion rampant of the Macdonald Irish clan deeply embedded in the new logo of the Key of David program to showcase their wealth and power. They use several other Celtic Druid symbolism and culture which made them fall into CONFUSION – in spiritual Babylon. In God’s eyes, Stephen Flurry going to Jerusalem with his VANITY intact is the same as holding the KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT!

Just like what Isaiah prophesied, God has nourished and brought up sons in this end time, and they have rebelled against Him! It’s like God seeing another Lucifer rebellion as discussed in Isaiah chapter 14! That’s why the imagery on Revelation 9:1-2 is very much the same as what is depicted in Isaiah chapter 14 because of the same storyline! History is just repeating itself!

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

Let’s read what Lange’s Commentary wrote about this verse:

FIFTH TRUMPET, OR THE FIRST WOE.*

Ch. ix. 1. I saw a star fallen from the Heaven to the Earth. Its fall is done ; it has fallen hither from Heaven to judgment, Luke x. 18; Is. xiv. 12. A star therefore not an Angel (Eichhorn) ; either good (Bengel) or bad (Diisterdieck) ; certainly NOT the devil (Bede, against which view ch. xii. 9 militates). According to Diisterdieck, the ideas of star and Angel are confluent (Ps. ciii. 21 ; Jer. xxxiii. 22). Here, however, where distinct symbols or conceptions are treated of, the two forms must be kept separate. If we suppose the locusts to be phantasies originating in psychical gloom, we may take the star, which has fallen from Heaven,to be REPENTANCE WITHOUT FAITH, or THE SORROW OF THIS WORLD SO-CALLED CAIN OR JUDAS REPENTANCE.

Applying it to Stephen Flurry being in Jerusalem, he’s actually showing that he has REPENTANCE WITHOUT FAITH, or THE SORROW OF THIS WORLD SO-CALLED CAIN OR JUDAS REPENTANCE! He may be able to fool himself and the members of the Philadelphia Church of God with that show of false repentance, but he can NEVER fool God. The way God is seeing him, he is like a star falling from heaven unto the earth!

This time let’s consider Barne’s Commentary:

Verse 1

And the fifth angel sounded – See the notes on Revelation 8:6-7.

And I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth – This denotes, as was shown in the notes on Revelation 8:10, a leader, a military chieftain, a warrior. In the fulfillment of this, as in the former case, we look for the appearance of some mighty prince and warrior, to whom is given power, as it were, to open the bottomless pit, and to summon forth its legions. That some such agent is denoted by the star is further apparent from the fact that it is immediately added, that “to him (the star) was given the key of the bottomless pit.” It could not be meant that a key would be given to a literal star, and we naturally suppose, therefore, that some intelligent being of exalted rank, and of baleful influence, is here referred to Angels, good and bad, are often called stars; but the reference here, as in Revelation 8:10, seems to me not to be to angels, but to some mighty leader of armies, who was to collect his hosts, and to go through the world in the work of destruction.

It appears here that Stephen Flurry who now have THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT has opened a Pandora’s box, so to speak. His action may seem small, but that will turn out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences to all of God’s people around the world.

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)

Notice the word “IS BECOME,” which means there is a TRANSITION happening. This Babylon could NOT be referring to the Holy Roman Empire because they have been the habitation of demons ever since, so this Babylon is NONE OTHER than the Philadelphia Church of God BECOMING the habitation of evil spirits in this last end.

 

A SMOKE OUT OF THE PIT

In his Trumpet Daily program featuring King Hezekiah’s seal, Stephen Flurry appeared so excited presenting the video entitled, “A Tiny Object with ONE GIGANTIC MESSAGE” and here’s an excerpt from that documentary film:

Hello everyone and welcome back to the program. This week Israeli archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar made headlines yet again in front of a group of journalists and academics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem she revealed this seal impression discovered on the Ophel right next to the Old City in Jerusalem. It’s a tiny little object about the size of your fingertip but IT CONTAINS A MIGHTY BIG MESSAGE…

Oh how TRUE that statement is! The seal of King Hezekiah really “CONTAINS A MIGHTY BIG MESSAGE” – actually the more appropriate description would be – A HEAVEN AND EARTH SHAKING MESSAGE because eternal lives are at stake!

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. (Revelation 9:2)

The word “smoke” is usually associated with God’s judgment on the wicked or God’s anger like what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and other biblical accounts:

And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace. (Genesis 19:28)

The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. (Deuteronomy 29:20. Read also 2 Samuel 22:9; Job 41:20; Psalm 18:8; Psalm 74:1)

But this FIRST WOE has been described by the PCG as a WAR INSPIRED BY SATAN, and they could be right. So the SMOKE indicates that it’s Satan’s anger vented toward God’s own people.

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. (Revelation 9:2)

This SMOKE SCREEN can also mean “an action to confuse or conceal. What this could mean is that, the action of Stephen Flurry in going to Jerusalem is just a SMOKE SCREEN to CONFUSE OR CONCEAL the abomination inside God’s Church. The 25 men of Ezekiel 8 who turned their backs on God are ONLY showing EXTERNAL REPENTANCE, that their repentance is NOT GENUINE.

That smoke is intended to further block the SUN (Mr. Gerald Flurry) – “the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

Now look closely at the Trumpet Daily program by Stephen Flurry aired on December 4, 2015 wherein all throughout the presentation, the PCG staff used a SMOKE effect background. Even early on the introduction of the program, notice how the SMOKE transitioned into a quick billow of rushing clouds through a time lapse effect that blocked the SUN. Then they injected again the SMOKE effect background. Moreover, in the latter part of the presentation they displayed a book supposedly the Bible, then they abruptly interpose the SMOKE effect as a transition to the seal impression of King Hezekiah. Is this just a coincidence or a divinely inspired incidence to fulfill a specific prophecy? You may view the videos below for your reference:

Look at how Stephen Flurry injected a SMOKE SCREEN confusion, the purpose of which is to CONCEAL from his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry the real spiritual condition of the Philadelphia Church of God.

Seal of Biblical King Hezekiah Found in Jerusalem

December 2, 2015
Archaeologist Eilat Mazar announces latest discovery from Ophel excavations.
JERUSALEM—Dr. Eilat Mazar has unearthed a new discovery from her latest archaeological excavation in Jerusalem: the bulla of King Hezekiah of Judah. The clay seal stamped with Hezekiah’s name was found in the royal quarter of the Ophel and marks Mazar’s newest biblically related find.

Stephen made it appear that King Hezekiah’s seal was just recently excavated in Jerusalem and his short visit there last November 25, 2015 was done as a remedy on the wound inflicted by their decision to go to Edstone. Now compare that article from theTrumpet.com website to an article posted in the Jerusalem Post website regarding the same discovery of King Hezekiah’s seal and see for yourself how Stephen Flurry would like the general public especially the Philadelphia Church of God members around the world to perceive that Dr. Mazar has “unearthed a new discovery from her latest archaeological excavation in Jerusalem.”

According to the university, the rare bulla was discovered with numerous pottery shards and other finds, such as figurines and seals, in Area A of the 2009 excavation season, which was supervised by Haggai Cohen Klonymus.

“The bulla was discovered in a refuse dump dated to the time of King Hezekiah or shortly after, and originated in the royal building that stood next to it, and appears to have been used to store foodstuffs,” the university said in a statement.

Source: First ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king exposed near Temple Mount

Another SMOKE SCREEN that Stephen Flurry employed was quoting 2 Kings 18:5 –

“…after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.”

TD_2 Kings 18v5

It will appear to any viewer that King Hezekiah did always that which was right in God’s eyes. Stephen left out the tragic end of King Hezekiah’s life story. And although he may have shown the members of the PCG that they have not left the Jerusalem work through that discovery, yet they cannot fool God of that false appearance because they have NOT yet repented of the paganism inside His own Church:

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)

 

THE LOCUSTS

Now let’s move to another biblical symbol in Revelation chapter 9:

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:3)

Here is what Barne’s Commentary wrote about verse 3:

This chapter Revelation 9:1-12. This woe is represented under the figure of calamities brought upon the earth by an immense army of locusts. A star is seen to fall from heaven representing some mighty chieftain, and to him is given the key of the bottomless pit. He opens the pit, and then comes forth an innumerable swarm of locusts that darken the heavens, and they go forth upon the earth. They have a command given them to do a certain work.They are not to hurt the earth, or any green thing, but they are sent against those people which have not the seal of God on their foreheads. Their main business, however, was not to kill them, but to torment them for a limited time – for five months. A description of the appearance of the locusts then follows. Though they are called locusts, because in their general appearance, and in the ravages they commit, they resemble them, yet, in the main, they are imaginary beings, and combine in themselves qualities which are never found united in reality.

What are locusts in Bible prophecy?

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away. Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them. (Nahum 3:15-18; See also Deuteronomy 28:38, Deuteronomy 28:42; Psalm 78:46; Amos 7:1. Compare Judges 6:3-6; Judges 7:12; and Joel 1:2.)

From this prophecy in Nahum which is actually addressed to The Assyrian, the locusts are those shepherds or ministers of God’s own Church that are in a spirit of deep sleep who follows The Assyrian. Locusts are normally used in Bible prophecy to symbolize warfare. Continuing from what Barne’s Commentary wrote regarding verse 3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth – That is, they escaped from the pit with the smoke. At first they were mingled with the smoke, so that they were not distinctly seen, but when the smoke cleared away they appeared in great numbers. The idea seems to be, that the bottomless pit was filled with vapor and with those creatures, and that as soon as the gate was opened the whole contents expanded and burst forth upon the earth. The sun was immediately darkened, and the air was full, but the smoke soon cleared away, so that the locusts became distinctly visible. The appearance of these locusts is described in another part of the chapter, Revelation 9:7 ff. The locust is a voracious insect belonging to the grasshopper or grylli genus, and is a great scourge in Oriental countries. A full description of the locust may be seen in Robinson‘s Calmet, and in Kitto‘s Encyclo. vol. ii. pp. 258ff. There are ten Hebrew words to denote the locust, and there are numerous references to the destructive habits of the insect in the Scriptures. In fact, from their numbers and their destructive habits, there was scarcely any other plague that was so much dreaded in the East. Considered as a symbol, or emblem, the following remarks may be made in explanation:

(1) The symbol is Oriental, and would most naturally refer to something that was to occur in the East. As locusts have appeared chiefly in the East, and as they are in a great measure an Oriental plague, the mention of this symbol would most naturally turn the thoughts to that portion of the earth. The symbols of the first four trumpets had no special locality, and would suggest no particular part of the world; but on the mention of this, THE MIND WOULD BE NATURALLY TURNED TO THE EAST, and we should expect to find that the scene of this woe would be located in the regions where the ravages of locusts most abounded. Compare, on this point, Elliott, Horae Apoc. i. 394-406. …no one can doubt that the symbol of locusts would most naturally suggest the Oriental world, and that the natural interpretation of the passage would lead us to EXPECT ITS FULFILLMENT THERE.

The vision of Revelation 9 indicates that the battle is directed to the East! And Satan is behind it. Will the PCG ministers launch an attack against the REMEMBRANCERS? It is actually prophesied in the book of Obadiah:

The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. (Obadiah 1:1)

With Stephen Flurry going to Jerusalem which is in the East of Edstone, this SMOKE SCREEN will bring about SPIRITUAL LOCUSTS to do battle against this small insignificant group of God’s people known as the REMEMBRANCERS! Stephen and his fellows thought that with this SMOKE SCREEN in Jerusalem through the King Hezekiah seal discovery, they will be able to silence and destroy the REMEMBRANCERS, but God is with us, so who can be against us? The PCG ministry is planning to bring back those who were suspended. This is another SMOKE SCREEN.

(3) locusts are an emblem of desolation or destruction. No symbol of desolation could be more appropriate or striking than this, …They do this even when what they destroy is not necessary for their own sustenance. “Locusts seem to devour not so much from a ravenous appetite as from a rage for destroying. Destruction, therefore, and not food, is the chief impulse of their devastations, and in this consists their utility; …Locusts become, therefore, a most striking symbol of an all-devouring army, and as such are often referred to in Scripture. So also in Josephus, de Bello Jude book v. ch. vii.: …The natural application of this symbol, then, is to a numerous and destructive army, or to a great multitude of people committing ravages, and sweeping off everything in their march.

Yet if we look at Revelation 9:4, this locust will “not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree;”

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Revelation 9:4)

The word “grass” refer to the people of this world (Isaiah 40:6). The locusts in Revelation 9 is actually the demons that accompany those Edomite ministers and their main target are those people who are not truly converted inside God’s Church and those who have lost God’s Holy Spirit. These ministers is now being backed up by demons and evil spirit.

 

AS THE SCORPIONS

How can we be sure that the locusts really refer to those demons and evil spirits inside God’s own Church because their ministers have not repented of their sins (Revelation 9:20). The proof lies in verse 3:

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:3)

Here’s what Barne’s Commentary said:

And unto them was given power – This was something that was imparted to them beyond their ordinary nature. The locust in itself is not strong, and is not a symbol of strength. Though destructive in the extreme, yet neither as individuals, nor as combined, are they distinguished for strength. Hence, it is mentioned as a remarkable circumstance that they had such power conferred on them.

As the scorpions of the earth have power – …There are few animals more formidable, and none more IRASCIBLE, than the scorpion. Goldsmith states that Maupertuis put about a hundred of them together in the same glass, and that as soon as they came into contact they began to exert all their rage in mutual destruction, so that in a few days there remained but fourteen, which had killed and devoured all the rest.

irascible                                                                                

  1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
  2. Characterized by or resulting from anger.
  3. easily angered; irritable
  4. showing irritability: an irascible action.

The characteristic of those locusts are described as being prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered and showing irritability. If members in the PCG ever see their ministers having these characteristics, then SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT; beware for they may be in for the shock of their lives as further described in verse 8:

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. (Revelation 9:8)

From Barne’s Commentary:

Verse 8

And they had hair as the hair of women – Long hair; not such as men commonly wear, but such as women wear. See the notes on 1 Corinthians 11:14. This struck John as a peculiarity, that, though warriors, they should have the appearance of effeminacy indicated by allowing their hair to grow long. It is clear from this, that John regarded their appearance as unusual and remarkable.

Why unusual and remarkable?

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. (1 Corinthians 11:14)

Look at how God’s own people will turn into – a SHAMEFUL STATE comparable to what had happened to King Nebuchadnezzar:

And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. (Daniel 4:32-33)

Here are what some of the bible commentaries wrote concerning King Nebuchadnezzar’s fate:

Nevertheless, Abydenus, a Greek historian, wrote in 268 B.C. that Nebuchadnezzar was “possessed by some god” and that he had “immediately disappeared.” (Wood)

Source: http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/2704.htm

Eusebius (263-339) cites a report from the Greek historian Abydenus that corroborates the Biblical account stating that in Nebuchadnezzar’s latter days he was “possessed by some god or other (Eusebius, Praparatio Evanelica 9:41)

Source: http://trivialdevotion.blogspot.com/2011/08/madness-of-king-nebuchadnezzar.html

It looks like King Nebuchadnezzar has been possessed by Satan the devil! It was a torment to be possessed by a demon, much more so by Satan himself! Even King Saul can attest to that.

Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. (1 Samuel 16:14-15 NIV)

Going back to Revelation 9:4-5

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. (Revelation 9:4-5)

If God’s Holy Spirit leaves a person just like what happened to King Saul, and those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads, they will be allowed by God to be possessed by the SPIRITUAL LOCUSTS or DEMONS for FIVE MONTHS!

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. (Revelation 9:6)

Now if a person will be demon possessed then he will not be able to take control of himself because it will be the evil spirit itself who will be controlling him already. How can one desire to die in that situation if the demons have been COMMANDED to TORMENT those people for FIVE MONTHS WITHOUT KILLING THEM? Again the demons have been commanded to torment them. Again as described in verse 5 “their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man”

Let’s consider what happens when a person is stung by a scorpion may feel a painful, tingling, burning or numbing sensation at the sting site. A person experiencing a serious reaction may develop severe symptoms throughout the body. Severe symptoms include

  • widespread numbness,
  • difficulty swallowing,
  • a thick tongue,
  • blurred vision,
  • roving eye movements,
  • seizures,
  • salivation, and
  • difficulty in breathing.

Looking at it spiritually, let’s consider the account in

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. (Matthew 17:14)

The boy was having SEIZURES just like the symptoms mentioned of a scorpion sting. Here the demon possessed boy was described as a lunatic – so he could have roving eye movements, salivation, and widespread numbness as well since he was not in control of himself.

And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:16-18)

There would be demon possessions for a period of FIVE MONTHS and God will allow that to happen even inside His own Church. For what purpose?

That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (Daniel 4:25)

The PCG will have to “know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will” – in this case, God has given His government to the Gentiles whether they like it or not. Nebuchadnezzar had to learn a very hard lesson that he went insane because of demon possession for seven years, but as for God’s people in this last end, it will be for FIVE MONTHS. Just like Nebuchadnezzar, God will allow His own people to go mad and insane, they will be allowed to be possessed by Satan and his demons.

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. (Revelation 9:8)

What does this expression mean?

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. (Proverbs 28:13-15)

The phrase “teeth of lions” can also mean that ministers (wicked rulers over poor people) inside the PCG will continue to COVER THEIR SINS and HARDEN THEIR HEARTS and are likened to a ROARING LION ruling over God’s people.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)

Here is the picture being described: Satan is COMING IN THE FLESH!

And the shapes of the LOCUSTS were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were CROWNS like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. (Revelations 9:7)

These are the PCG ministers affiliated with The Assyrian who are prepared to do battle against the REMEMBRANCERS:

Thy CROWNED ARE AS LOCUSTS, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. Thy SHEPHERDS slumber, O king of Assyria… (Nahum 3:17-18; read also Micah 2:8)

Do the members of the Philadelphia Church of God believe that Stephen Flurry and his fellows are really repentant when they went back to Jerusalem? Let God the Father through His written word speak His thoughts about it:

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20)

 

A KING OVER THEM

The REMEMBRANCERS will not be afraid of these 25 men of Ezekiel 8 together with their SPIRITUAL LOCUSTS, because we know that the BATTLE IS THE LORD’S (1 Samuel 17:47). To be able to better understand how the ENEMY works, let’s consider what Sun Tzu, a famous  Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who wrote a treatise on military tactics, entitled The Art of War once said: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Let us glean a bit of information from the a Celtic website – http://www.celticmythmoon.com/zodiac.html

Scorpio

Scorpion is the EIGHTH among their 12 Zodiac signs and its symbol is “M”

The scorpion, according to one website, “generally means self-defense, or protection of the self. It is unique in the way it goes about dealing with threats.” Others, see scorpions as a symbol of PAIN, DEATH, SURVIVAL, ADAPTATION and REBIRTH.

There is no question that in terms of a spiritual awakening Scorpion brings you the message of transformation. It may not be a fun message, but often times in nature SOMETHING MUST DIE FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO LIVE.

Source: https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-totem-power-animal-meanings/insects/scorpion-symbolism-meaning/

This EIGHTH KING and his 10 leading ministers will be responsible in the DEATH of the SEVENTH KING in God’s Church, Mr. Gerald Flurry which will be the END of the Laodicean era.

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

So this prophecy in Revelation 9:1 will most likely happen at the end of the kingdom of the Laodicean era when Mr. Gerald Flurry dies and the “star” (astare) in verse 1 or the same “king” in verse 11 take the scene. Remember he has NO THRONE as indicated in Isaiah 47:1

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)

Again after the kingdom of the Laodicean era ends when Mr. Gerald Flurry dies, the EIGHTH KING or the “king” in Revelation 9:11 will stand up.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Revelation 9:11)

Here is what Lange’s Commentary wrote regarding this verse:

Ver. 11. This symbolical king must likewise be distinguished from Satan,

Abaddon means DESTROYER. He has the same description with that of Satan the devil of being a DESTROYER yet “(t)his symbolical king must likewise be distinguished from Satan.” This is the same wicked man from the Simon Magus (Simon Druid) group who was able to crept in unawares and he is very successful in DESTROYING God’s Church by introducing paganism. (Jude 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9). Look at how proud and vain the Ephraimite PCG ministers are in declaring their Celtic heritage of being BARDS! Short of saying of being Celtic Druids!

Celtic Druid influence

Britain Spiritual Inversion Trumpet Nov 2010

God made sure that Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong has taken particular notice of this Druid pagan worship in the British Isles, the same way the PCG has done BEFORE, that is, BEFORE they chose Edstone, Warwickshire, England over Jerusalem.

Yes, the British Isles heard Christ’s gospel! But they accepted, instead, the idolatry of the Druids, pagan worship, and the counterfeit “Christianity” of the Roman Babylonian mystery religion, and even spawned the devil’s religion…” (p. 131, The United States and Britain in Prophecy)

THE SAME IS TRUE TODAY – ““Yes, the Philadelphia Church of God heard Christ’s gospel! But they accepted, instead, the idolatry of the Druids, pagan worship, and the counterfeit “Christianity” of the Babylonian mystery religion, and even spawned the devil’s religion…” And this Babylon mystery religion is the bottomless pit. And Nimrod was the one who started this religion. Nimrod, Osiris, Abaddon, Appollyon, Simon Magus, Nicolaitans – these are one and the same office, the office of Satan being personified in humans who are willing to submit to his rule. This is the same king under Satan’s direct influence in verse 11 is also prophesied in

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. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. (Daniel 8:23-24)

Satan is really coming in the flesh through this EIGHTH KING – he will indeed have the key of the bottomless pit in his hand.

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Daniel 8:25)

What “craft” is being mentioned here?

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)

If this king is in command, what is the COMMAND?

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Revelation 9:4)

From Barne’s Commentary

Verse 4

And it was commanded themThe writer does not say by whom this command was given, but it is clearly by someone who had the direction of them. As they were evoked from the “bottomless pit” by one who had the key to that dark abode, and as they are represented in Revelation 9:11 as under the command of one who is there called Abaddon, or Apollyon – the Destroyer – it would seem most probable that the command referred to is one that is given by him; that is, that this expresses one of the principles on which he would act in his devastations. At all events, this denotes what would be one of the characteristics of these destroyers. Their purpose would be to vex and trouble people;

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Revelation 9:4)

Again the book of Revelation is addressed primarily to God’s Church so these “men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads” are those people who have lost their seal. What is this seal all about?

The Meaning of “Sealed”

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his” (2 Timothy 2:19). We become begotten sons of God at baptism. God “seals” us. He won’t withdraw His calling. We “are sealed unto the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). We are sealed at baptism for that day. However, the seal can be “broken” or left in doubt—by our actions. It’s not guaranteed—yet. We are “sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13).

There is “promise” (not certainty) when our calling is sealed. God’s part of the sealing is secure, but the final outcome is not known until we are born sons—not just begotten sons.

We are sealed at baptism, and if we use the Spirit properly, we are as good as saved because that is how God views it (John 6:47, “hath eternal life”; also see Romans 4:17, last part).

The New Bible Dictionary says “sealing” is an “eternal guarantee.” God looks upon our salvation as completed. This dictionary gives it three meanings—ownership, authenticity and security. As far as God is concerned, these three words apply to the sealing at baptism. However, we are not totally secure until we are born sons of God. The sealing is not absolutely certain until that time. Then God owns us, it is authentic and we are secure in eternal glory. That is the ultimate sealing—when the covenant is kept by both parties.

Source: p. 40, Malachi’s Message, 2008 edition

“but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads” – actually, these are God’s people who have lost their SEAL. These are the same people who are described as SPIRITUAL SUCKLINGS in Matthew 24:19

And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: (Matthew 24:19)

And God will be allowing those SPIRITUAL SUCKLINGS inside His own Church to be tormented for FIVE MONTHS

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. (Revelation 9:5-6)

Her is what Barne’s Commentary wrote concerning these verses:

And their power was to hurt menNot primarily to kill people, but to inflict on them various kinds of tortures. See the notes on Revelation 9:5. The word used here – ἀδικῆσαι adikēsai rendered “to hurt” – is different from the word in Revelation 9:5 – βασανισθῶσιν basanisthōsin rendered “should be tormented.” This word properly means “to do wrong, to do unjustly, to injure, to hurt”; and the two words would seem to convey the idea that they would produce distress by doing wrong to others, or by deeding unjustly with them. It does NOT appear that the wrong would be by inflicting bodily torments, but would be characterized by that injustice toward others which produces distress and anguish.

So it is clear in Barne’s Commentary that the torment is NOT inflicting a physical torment or torture, but it will be INJUSTICE TOWARD OTHERS WHICH PRODUCES DISTRESS AND ANGUISH.

Now that the Philadelphia Church of God boasts of King Hezekiah’s seal with the impression that bears an inscription in ancient Hebrew script: “Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah and a two-winged sun, with wings turned downward, flanked by two ankh symbols symbolizing life…”

This is a very obvious influence of Egypt at its best. As the ANKH is believed to be a symbol of life, reproduction and sexual union or heavenly marriage and the key to the UNDERWORLD.

The fulfillment of the prophecy in Revelation 9 will be just the opposite – those people inside the PCG will have a marriage but not a heavenly one, they will have a spiritual union with the demons, they cannot die for five months even if they wanted to die, that would be life for them for five months. Because they now both have the PHYSICAL and the SPIRITUAL KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT – they have the ancient KEY to the UNDERWORLD – the ANKH and they have the ancient KEY of VANITY that brought Satan to the “sides of the PIT.”

 

THE PEOPLE OF ASTARTE

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God… Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Revelation 3:14, 17)

What is the meaning of the word “Laodicea” (G2993). In Thayer’s Lexicon it means, “justice of the people.” It came from two Greek word, “laos” (G2992) which means “people” and “DIKE” (G1349) means:

  • a judicial hearing, judicial decision, specially sentence of condemnation
  • a suit at law
  • execution of a sentence, punishment, to suffer punishment
  • the goddess Justice, avenging justice

Who among the Church of God group is known for judicial hearing, judicial decision and suit at law? Only one name can be associated with a COURT CASE and that is, the Philadelphia Church of God? Now who is the goddess Justice or the goddess of Justice?

The personification of justice balancing the scales dates back to the Goddess Maat, and later Isis, of ancient Egypt. The Hellenic deities Themis and Dike were later goddesses of justice. Themis was the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom, in her aspect as the personification of the divine rightness of law. However, a more direct connection is to Themis’ daughter Dike, who was portrayed carrying scales.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Justice

So it means that Laodicea also means the PEOPLE OF DIKE! Dike is also known as ISIS and ASTARTE! So the Laodiceans are actually THE PEOPLE OF ASTARTE!

King Hezekiah's seal and the ANKH

Celtic Druid symbols

Key of David and Celtic Druid symbols

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star (ASTARE) fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Let us continue to pray to God and seek His MERCY for our fellow brethren who are now trapped inside the BOTTOMLESS PIT. They need God’s miraculous power to bring them out there.

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. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. (Revelation 18:2-5)

 That is part of the REMEMBRANCER’s commission – to bring out God’s people from spiritual Babylon.

6 thoughts on “THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

    1. Hi Rachael. We will wait on the fulfillment of God’s prophecy written by the Ezekiel prophet. It will be done NOT by might, NOT by power, but by God’s Holy Spirit:
      “Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and their daughters, That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears? In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 24:25-27)

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  1. You leprous seeds of the serpent serving Baal (Jesus) only have a short time before prophesy is fulfilled and you are burned to ashes:

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith YAH of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

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  2. Read the next verse after the verse you quoted. Do you measure to the laws, statutes and judgments of Moses given at Horeb? or do you measure to the leaven of the Pharisees which is Hypocrisy? of Man Made Rules created by False Ministers?

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