IN MERCY SHALL THE THRONE BE ESTABLISHED (Philippines in Prophecy Part 2)

In his article in the January-February 2016 Royal Vision, Mr. Gerald Flurry discussed what he thinks would be the FINAL PHASE of God’s Work. This explains why the PCG suddenly changed their view of leaving the Jerusalem work and replace it with the Edstone work (emphasis mine in bold).

JEREMIAH AND THE PCG

My article in the July-August 2015 Royal Vision proved that Jeremiah wrote Psalm 89, which is about David’s throne (e.g. verses 3-4, 28-37). Why do you suppose God revealed that to me and to His Church today and not to Herbert W. Armstrong? IT MIGHT BE because we have something in common with Jeremiah THAT MR. ARMSTRONG DIDN’T HAVE.

Consider Jeremiah’s commission. God told him, “… ‘Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant’” (Jeremiah 1:9-10; Revised Standard Version). Jeremiah was told to pull down, to destroy, to build and to plant. MAYBE God’s Church today is going to do something like that, in a way.

Jeremiah’s commission is tied directly to our commission. Jeremiah took David’s throne from the nation and kingdom of Judah to the nation and kingdom of Israel. Is it possible that God could use His Church today to make that last turn of David’s throne, taking it to Jerusalem for Jesus Christ Himself to rule on? PERHAPS God revealed to me what He did in my booklet Jeremiah and the Greatest Vision in the Bible because we will play a role in an overturn, as Jeremiah did. MAYBE we have a special role there. I THINK we will have some role; after all, we get to share that throne with Him (Luke 1:32; Revelation 3:21). In Psalm 89:1, Jeremiah wrote, “[W]ith my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.” He wanted to make sure this world knew what God was like and how faithful He is. That is what this commission to build and to plant was all about.

Jeremiah 1:10 reveals that Jeremiah’s commission is the main subject of the whole book. It has to do with nations and kingdoms—royalty. It is about physical royalty and spiritual royalty. He was involved in royal rule—and everything we are involved in is about royal rule. Jeremiah also spoke about two covenants—one about the physical royalty, the other about the spiritual royalty.

Source: p. 1, Royal Vision, January-February 2016

Notice that Mr. Flurry himself is not that sure about what he is prophesying about. He used the words Maybe, “Perhaps “It might be” and “I think” to indicate the POSSIBILITY of the fulfillment of the prophecy he is declaring, although he is not certain about it. He even posed this question: “Is it possible that God could use His Church today to make that last turn of David’s throne, taking it to Jerusalem for Jesus Christ Himself to rule on?He dwelled on that thought because he thinks that the PCG “have something in common with Jeremiah THAT MR. ARMSTRONG DIDN’T HAVE.”

 

VAIN THOUGHTS

The 25 men of Ezekiel 8 have so far been successful in molding Mr. Gerald Flurry into their hands, a big thanks to his son Stephen that his own father is now speaking foolishly even in front of the camera. Here’s what Mr. Gerald Flurry said in his December 20, 2015 episode of the Key of David program entitled “Hezekiah’s Great Example of Faith” regarding the “TWO WINGED SUN” that was impressed on the bulla.

“Here’s what the Jerusalem Post wrote they talked about on that bulla THE SUN WITH THE SHELTERING WINGS turned down. And why were they turned down? Well, that’s a symbol of God’s protection and that’s where the faith comes in. In other words it’s a symbol of Hezekiah trusting in God and relying on God to save him from the enemy and not himself because he didn’t have any army to protect himself anyhow… 

But you have here THE SUN AND ITS SHELTERING WINGS the symbol that was on that bulla and IT’S ABOUT GOD PROTECTING US and it’s about Hezekiah’s faith. Now that is important…

God is very concerned about our spiritual cleanliness and THAT WE NOT GET INVOLVE IN IDOLS AND PAGAN PRACTICES and anything like that. He doesn’t want us to be involved in that of course…”

All you need to do really is just two things – obey and rely on God. You see on that little bulla, that seal you have those well it’s actually its THE SYMBOL OF THE SUN WITH THE SHELTERING WINGS AND IT’S A PICTURE OF GOD PROTECTING US and that’s what Hezekiah wants everybody to learn. And that’s why he had that bulla, that seal to put on certain documents.

Is there any HYPOCRISY here? Is the Philadelphia Church of God SPIRITUALLY CLEAN, that is, are they really not involving themselves in IDOLS and PAGAN PRACTICES? Yet who is this TWO WINGED SUN being mentioned by Mr. Flurry anyway? Is this the one true God of Elijah? Or does it pertain to the Egyptian god Horus? It’s interesting to note that there is an upcoming Hollywood movie entitled “Gods of Egypt” about this Egyptian deity, wherein this TWO WINGED GOD, Horus (his symbol is the two winged sun) has been tasked to “PROTECT the mortals.” 

Egypt has always been a paradise. But now there is chaos. God of the AIR (speaking of Horus, the TWO WINGED EGYPTIAN GOD), you must PROTECT the mortals. (Excerpt from the upcoming 2016 Hollywood movie, “Gods of Egypt“)

Horus - the two winged Egyptian god and the ANKH with the seal of Hezekiah

Is this the god that Mr. Flurry is talking about? Well, how about the two ANKHS in both sides of the wings of the seal impression? What does it mean? Mr. Gerald Flurry himself is CONFUSED to what he is explaining on air because of his own son, Stephen who created a SMOKESCREEN to hide the IDOL (or minister) worship and several PAGAN PRACTICES such as MOTHER’S DAY, IRISH DANCING, CREMATION which are all right there in their midst for everyone to see. Just watching Mr. Flurry equating the Egyptian TWO WINGED SUN as a symbol of the Almighty God’s protection on His people is a MAJOR PROOF that the PCG is indeed deeply entrenched into paganism. God’s Church has descended into that spiritual condition because Mr. Gerald Flurry has listened to A VOICE from Dan

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within theeFor a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. (Jeremiah 4:14-15)

Mr. Gerald Flurry has been fooled by the spiritually drunk Ephraimite ministers in Edmond, Oklahoma and in Edstone, Warwickshire, England led by his very own son, Stephen. They made him to believe that everything is just fine and nothing is wrong with God’s Church. So far they are successful in isolating him from the general membership and from the knowledge of the existence of the Book of Remembrance. The result is so much VANITY which is actually THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT.

Mr. Gerald Flurry was given the information that the PCG was the only one who made a video of the Hezekiah bulla discovery, yet if he could just browse the internet, he will be shocked to find out that there are several others who did just the same, and even much earlier as produced by another religious group last February 15, 2015. Stephen and his fellows have made a fool of him since he is not knowledgeable in using a computer at the very least. Now look at how Stephen flaunts his pride and vanity in his Twitter account that generates a SMOKESCREEN and as a result, sending further CONFUSION among the PCG membership:

After just three weeks, the Hezekiah bulla video is now the most watched video we’ve produced

Stephen Flurry Tweet of Hezekiah bulla

God through His prophecies, is making it clear that the full responsibility of the introduction of idolatry and paganism inside His Church be given to those drunkards of Ephraim which transformed the whole Church into a spiritual WHORE! 

Ephraim is joined to idolsSo let him alone [to suffer the consequences]. When their liquor is gone [and their drinking parties are over], They habitually go to play the prostituteEphraim’s rulers continue to dearly love shame [more than her glory which is the Lord, Israel’s God]. The wind [of God’s relentless wrath] has wrapped up Israel in its wings, And [in captivity] they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices [to calves, to sun, to moon, to stars, and to pagan gods]. (Hosea 4:17-19, Amplified Bible)

Stephen Flurry allowed the introduction of all the idolatry and paganism inside the PCG. Now everyone in the PCG including his father, are all speaking VANITY as prophesied by the prophet Zechariah:

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)

Here is what the word “idol” (teraphim)means in Lange’s Commentary regarding the word “idols” in verse 2:

Teraphim, a kind of household gods …The prevalence of impostors, of the kinds here mentioned, just before the overthrow of Judah, is abundantly established

So the “idol” being discussed is all about the prevalence of IMPOSTORS. And according to the dictionary, an impostor is one that assumes false identity or title for the purpose of deception. What we are seeing right now with Mr. Gerald Flurry speaking with so much pride and vanity is just a proof of how the IMPOSTORS inside God’s Church was able to mold him as a clay in their hands.

 

A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY

As Mr. Gerald Flurry is uncertain about the possibility “to make that last turn of David’s throne, taking it to Jerusalem for Jesus Christ Himself to rule on,” let us prove from God’s own Word how and why He will do it. As the apostle Peter said: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: .” (2 Peter 1:19). Now here is what Mr. Flurry wrote regarding this verse:

What did he mean by saying “a more sure word of prophecy”? …He is saying that when the Spirit of God comes into you and gives you revelation, then that is the MORE SURE, CERTAIN WORD OF PROPHECY THERE IS HAVING GOD DIRECTLY INJECT IT INTO YOUR MIND VIA THE HOLY SPIRIT! (The Epistles of PeterA Living Hope, p. 34)

There is no uncertainty when God injects new revelation into our minds through His Holy Spirit – IT IS A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY! New revelations ought to get clearer and brighter as the coming of Jesus Christ draws near. And God’s prophecies would have to be in the context of His great (agape) LOVE and NOT of VANITY:

And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing… Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away (1 Corinthians 13:2, 8, Amplified Bible)

As the apostle Paul said that PROPHECIES WILL COME TO PASS or WILL PASS AWAY, but God’s (agape) LOVE WILL NEVER FADE NOR ENDS. Prophecies will only be there for a time until all things have been fulfilled, but God’s LOVE will be right there for all eternity. That’s the main reason prophecies will have to be revealed and interpreted by God according to His purpose and desired end in the context of His love.

THE ORIGIN OF PROPHECY

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20). Do you recognize that any prophecy that comes into this Church is based on God’s Word? It doesn’t come from human beings. The RSV reads, “no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.”

“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy [Spirit]” (verse 21). God’s revealed word doesn’t come from men. The word prophet in the Old Testament means “an interpreter of God.” In other words, God revealed Himself to these men, and they taught what He revealed! They would have been powerless without the Holy Spirit moving them. They were moved by the Holy Spirit. This is how God speaks to mankind. God gives each person on Earth the responsibility to know when men are moved by the Holy Spirit.

This is how we receive revelation today as well: God puts revelation into His Church. That is how He speaks to us and the world today. That is how the living God speaks. Of course, He speaks through a man—but it is God’s message! (p. 39, ibid.)

God always speaks through new revelations and He delivers it always through a man. Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong even explained the reason why there is a need for that man to deliver God’s message and what the outcome will be and have always been even in the past.

And the minute you stop growing, the minute that you stop admitting new knowledge and not only admitting it but walking in it, you have got to not only admit it in your mind, receive knowledge in your mind, you must put it to action in your life and live that very knowledge that is revealed of God. The minute you reject any knowledge that you understand, GOD STOPS REVEALING KNOWLEDGE TO YOU! Just that minute you are cut off from receiving any more true knowledge that is revealed from God.

Source: Outline of Prophecy: Proving the Truth

God has stopped revealing new revelations to the Philadelphia Church of God. Just visit their websites here and here, and you will see that they have been “cut off from receiving any more true knowledge that is revealed from God.”

The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniacThe prophet, along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim, yet snares await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God. They have sunk deep into corruptionas in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins. (Hosea 9:7-9, NIV)

GRF and the two winged sun

In the Key of David program about King Hezekiah’s bulla, Mr. Gerald Flurry was considered a fool in God’s eyes as he mimicked with his hand gestures the TWO WINGED SUN from the seal impression, not knowing its pagan Egyptian origin. He even mentioned that they are willing to give a free copy of the video coverage. It became very obvious then that Stephen is just feeding his father information which he see will fit into their own personal agenda. He did not even tell his father that the video can be easily downloaded from the internet even without them freely giving it. Stephen and his cohorts have done it again. Those 25 men of Ezekiel 8 have ignored God’s warning message and repented NOT of their idolatry and paganism (Revelation 9:20-21). They thought that with the discovery of Hezekiah’s bulla, they might be able to cover up for their very foolish decision of leaving the Jerusalem work.

Each passing day, God is exposing their vanity and foolishness. As Hosea prophesied, “They have sunk deep into corruptionas in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins.” God has already remembered their wickedness through The Last End – A Book of Remembrance, yet they ignored it when it was initially sent last September 5, 2013 through their individual emails. They have even discarded the printed copies of that book when it was sent to them during the June 2014 ministerial conference in Edmond, Oklahoma. Now, they want the Book of Remembrance to be burned. Well, how do you think Mr. Armstrong would have dealt with it?

Well I think just trying to sneer a thing down is quite a dishonest method. I don’t want to reject anything because I heard someone sneer at it. But if I find its not true, then I’m going to turn it down because I find it’s not true. Listen, you know I get literature every day. Literature comes to me, people from all over the.., not just over the United States; I get lots of it from England and I get it from, oh, from other continents even and other parts of the world. People send literature in here to try and open my eyes to something that they think is just true and they really believe it. Now what do you think I do, just sneer at it and contemptuously say, sock that in the wastepaper basket? I, I know it all already, I don’t want to look at it. Why no, I don’t want to do that at all.

Source: Outline of Prophecy: Proving the Truth

Mr. Armstrong was keen on PROVING ALL THINGS so that he will be able to get the PLAIN TRUTH out of the RELIGIOUS CONFUSION around him (1 Thessalonians 5:21). That was how he was able to restore all things as the end time Elijah (Matthew 17:11). That was how he was able “by reason of use have (his) senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14). No “Maybe, “Perhaps “It might be” and “I think” – Mr. Armstrong focused only on what God thinks of A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY.

 

GOD’S STRANGE WORK, A COMPLETE OVERTHROW

Mr. Armstrong made it clear in his book, The United States and Britain in Prophecy that there would ONLY be three overturns in the throne of David starting with King Zedekiah. On the contrary, the PCG is now thinking that there would be a FOURTH and FINAL OVERTURN:

“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him” (verse 27). The throne was to be overturned three times. The first occurred when Zedekiah and Judah lost the crown, and the throne was moved to the house of Israel. This was performed as the first half of Jeremiah’s commission.

“And it shall be no more” does not mean the throne would cease to exist—after all, it was to be overturned, or transferred from one to another, two more times! And then, after
these three transfers of the crown, it will be given to “Him whose right it is”—Jesus Christ at His Second Coming! As Mr. Armstrong wrote, the meaning is: “It shall be no more overturned until the Second Coming of Christ! And then it shall be given to Him!”

There must be one final overturn—in a sense, the fourth one—transferring that throne to Christ. And I think that somehow, we will be involved in that! What an honor to be involved in that same work that David, Jeremiah and all those great men of God were involved in. Our work today is tied directly to their work.

Source: p.1, Royal Vision, January-February 2016 issue, “Jeremiah, Psalm 119 and the Law of God

Royal Vision Jan-Feb 2016

“There must be one final overturn—in a sense, the fourth one—transferring that throne to Christ. And I think that somehow, we will be involved in that!” God’s MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY IS CLEAR ON THIS MATTER – “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: AND IT SHALL BE NO MORE.” There would ONLY be THREE OVERTURNS as Mr. Armstrong wrote, AND IT SHALL BE NO MORE! That is the PLAIN TRUTH and a MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY from God! The PCG thinks that they “have something in common with Jeremiah THAT MR. ARMSTRONG DIDN’T HAVE.” They are now thinking that they are much better than the end time Elijah who restored all things (Matthew 17:11). What they didn’t know is that Jeremiah has prophesied of a PREPARED DECEPTION among His own people:

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul. (Jeremiah 4:10)

Here is what Lange’s Commentary wrote about verse 10:

“And I said: Ah Lord Jehovah, Surely thou hast prepared deception for this people and Jerusalem, Saying : ye shall have peace, And yet the sword reacheth even to the soul…”

The prophet here declares what impression was made by the denunciatory prophecy upon himself …This denunciatory prophecy does not at all harmonize with that earlier and exceedingly glorious one in chapter 3:12-25 …(V)ery many commentators refer PREPARED DECEPTION to the false prophets …But is it conceivable that a true prophet like Jeremiah would have traced back false prophecy so directly to the Lord? Comparison with 1 Peter 1:11 renders it conceivable that Jeremiah may himself have been deceived as to the difference of the times.

The prophet Jeremiah received a “denunciatory prophecy upon himself” (denunciatory means a rebuke, a condemnation) and he later found out that God has sent a “strong delusion” (just like in 2 Thessalonians 2:11). (To learn more about this PREPARED DECEPTION, you may download a copy of the booklet here. To know who spiritual Judah and Jerusalem are, you can read it here.) Notice what is the context of that PREPARED DECEPTION as we can read in verses 14 to 15:

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. (Jeremiah 4:14-15)

The PCG heard A VOICE from the drunkards of Ephraim – the reason they have abandoned the Jerusalem work and replaced it with their VAIN THOUGHTS epitomized in the Edstone work in Warwickshire, England. So what do you think God will do? Will He just sit idly by and do nothing? Here is what Mr. Armstrong said about all of God’s organized group at any time who has turned away from Him:

Do you know, my friends, if you go back in the olden days that God could not use an organized group of His at any time to do His work because the organized group usually turned the wrong way? And He had to take a man, a prophet, and send them to Israel with His truth. And what did Israel do? They rejected the truth every time and said, “No, that isn’t what we believe, we got our established truth, we got our established doctrine, and the men at the head.” Well why? They were afraid if they acknowledged the truth that they, the men at the helm, and the men at the head, in some organization that had been set up and organized, would lose their jobs. And that’s human. Oh, there’s a lot of human nature around, my friends, and it has always been here.

Source: Outline of Prophecy: Proving the Truth

From the time THE MEN AT THE HELM and THE MEN AT THE HEAD of the PCG has turned the wrong way from the Jerusalem work going to the Edstone work, God had to take A MAN, A PROPHET and send them to His own Church with His TRUTH written in the Book of Remembrance. With their decision NOT to go forward with the Jerusalem work, but instead the PCG went BACKWARD with the Edstone work, they are showing God up front that they don’t want to be ruled by Him. And the timing of the discovery of King Hezekiah’s bulla in the Ophel Mount excavation where the PCG participated in was precisely right on schedule as God intended. It was found during the 2009 Ophel Mount excavation, yet the inscription was just deciphered on 2015. That tiny seal really has a gigantic message as Stephen claims, but not according to his own understanding, moreover, that seal cemented their connection with King Hezekiah and Isaiah’s prophecies:

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, and they have rebelled against meThe ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backwardWhy should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. (Isaiah 1:1-5)

Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in the introduction to his Isaiah booklet: “Did you know that most of Isaiah’s temple prophecies are also addressed to God’s own Laodicean Church in the end time? The Laodiceans’ rebellion revolves around God’s government. They don’t want God to rule them.” God through the prophet Isaiah is conveying this message for His own people, the Philadelphia Church of God whom He had nourished and brought up in this end time, but eventually they have rebelled against Him. They have forsaken God who has chosen Jerusalem – “they are gone away backward” to Edstone. Now with the discovery of King Hezekiah’s seal, God is showing us that “the whole head (PCG HQ) is sick, and the whole heart (ministry) faint.” The discovery of that seal could most likely be the main theme of their Ministerial Conference starting December 30, 2015.

“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: p. 4 Isaiah’s End-Time Vision

The prophecies of Isaiah indeed “HAS THE WIDEST SCOPE POSSIBLE” – it even gave us the biblical interpretation of THE KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT vision written by the apostle John in Revelation 9 which involved the downfall of Lucifer and of King Hezekiah and the prophesied downfall of the PCG. The prophet Isaiah further wrote about how this prophesied downfall will be fulfilled:

“For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act” (Isaiah 28:21).

Let us consider what Matthew Henry Commentary wrote regarding this verse:

God will be glorified in the accomplishment of his counsels, Isaiah 28:21. When God comes to contend with these scorners, First, He will do his work, and bring to pass his act, he will work for his own honour and glory, according to his own purpose; the work shall appear to all that see it to be the work of God as the righteous Judge of the earth. Secondly, He will do it now against his people, as formerly he did it against their enemies, by which his justice will appear to be impartial; he will now rise up against Jerusalem as, in David’s time, against the Philistines in Mount Perazim (2 Samuel 5:20), and as, in Joshua’s time, against the Canaanites in the valley of Gibeon. If those that profess themselves members of God’s church by their pride and scornfulness make themselves like Philistines and Canaanites, they must expect to be dealt with as such. Thirdly, This will be his strange work, his strange act, his foreign deed. It is work that he is backward to: he rather delights in showing mercy, and does not afflict willingly. It is work that he is not used to as to his own people; he protects and favours them. It is a strange work indeed if he turn to be their enemy and fight against them, ch. 63:10. It is a work that all the neighbours will stand amazed at (Deuteronomy 29:24), and therefore the ruins of Jerusalem are said to be an astonishment, Jeremiah 25:18.
Furthermore, Barnes Commentary added:

For the Lord shall rise up – To rise up is indicative of going forth to judgment, as when one rises from his seat to accomplish anything. As in mount Perazim – There is reference here, doubtless, to the event recorded in 2 Samuel 5:20-21, and 1 Chronicles 14:11, where David is said to have defeated the Philistines at Baal-Perazim. This place was near to the valley of Rephaim 2 Samuel 5:19, and not far from Jerusalem. The word ‘Perazim’ is from פרץ pârats, to tear, or break forth, as waters do that have been confined; and is INDICATIVE OF SUDDEN JUDGMENT, AND OF A COMPLETE OVERTHROW. It was on that account given to the place where David obtained a signal and complete victory 2Samuel 5:20; and it is here referred to, to denote that God would come forth in a sudden manner to destroy Jerusalem and Judea. He would come upon them like bursting waters, and sweep them away to a distant land.

As in the valley of Gibeon – In 1 Chronicles 14:16, it is said that after the victory of Baal-Perazim, ‘David smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gaza.’ This victory is doubtless referred to here, and not the victory of Joshua over the Gibeonites, Joshua 10:10, as Vitringa and others suppose.

That he may do his work, his strange work – THIS IS CALLED HIS STRANGE WORK BECAUSE IT WOULD BE INFLICTED ON HIS PEOPLE. He had destroyed their enemies often, but now HE WAS ABOUT TO ENGAGE IN THE UNUSUAL WORK OF COMING FORTH AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE, and sweeping them away to a distant land. The work of judgment and punishment may be called the “strange” work of God always, inasmuch as it is not that in which he delights to engage, and is foreign to the benevolence of his heart. It is especially so when his own people are the objects of his displeasure, and when their sins are such as to demand that he should visit them with the tokens of his wrath.

For emphasis, as Matthew Henry and Barnes commentaries wrote that GOD SHALL RISE UP which “IS INDICATIVE OF GOING FORTH TO JUDGMENT.” So this last end STRANGE WORK is “INDICATIVE OF SUDDEN JUDGMENT, AND OF A COMPLETE OVERTHROW.” This STRANGE WORK is the same STORMY WIND IN GOD’S FURY as prophesied by the prophet Ezekiel. Again, why was it called a STRANGE WORK of God?

This is called his strange work because it would be inflicted on his people. He had destroyed their enemies often, but now he was about to engage in the unusual work of coming forth against his own people, and sweeping them away to a distant land… It is especially so when his own people are the objects of his displeasure, and when their sins are such as to demand that he should visit them with the tokens of his wrath.

It’s all because the PCG have NOT repented of their IDOLATRY and PAGANISM which God compares to the Philistines and the Canaanites. Is there really a prophesied COMPLETE OVERTHROW of God’s spiritual throne in this last end which is INDICATIVE of His SUDDEN JUDGMENT? How will God do it? How will He establish that spiritual throne again?

 

THE QUIVERING STARS

Before we discuss God’s answer as to how He will establish that spiritual throne again; did you know that God gave a HEAVEN AND EARTH SHAKING vision to Mr. Armstrong through his wife Loma, which he even wrote in his most important book Mystery of the Ages? And only in this last end did God reveal the understanding of that awesome vision.

The Unrecognized Call

In a matter of days after our marriage, while living in Chicago, my wife had a dream so vivid and impressive it overwhelmed and shook her tremendously. It was so realistic it seemed more like a vision. For two or three days afterward everything else seemed unreal—as if in a daze—and only this extraordinary dream seemed real.

In her dream she and I were crossing the wide intersection, only a block or two from our apartment, where Broadway diagonally crosses Sheridan Road. Suddenly there appeared an awesome sight in the sky above. It was a dazzling spectacle—the sky filled with A GIGANTIC SOLID MASS OF BRILLIANT STARS, shaped like a huge banner. The stars began to quiver and separate, finally vanishing.

In her dream, she called my attention to the vanishing stars, when ANOTHER HUGE GROUPING OF FLASHING STARS appeared, then quivering, separating and vanishing like the first.

As she and I, in her dream, looked upward at the vanishing stars, THREE LARGE WHITE BIRDS suddenly appeared in the sky between us and the vanishing stars. These great white birds flew directly toward us. As they descended nearer, she perceived that they were angels.

“Then,” my wife wrote a day or two after the dream, in a letter to my mother that I have just run across among old family pictures, “it dawned on me that Christ was coming, and I was so happy I was just crying for joy. Then suddenly I thought of Herbert and was rather worried.”

She knew I had evidenced very little religious interest, although we had attended a corner church two or three times. Then it seemed in her dream that “Christ descended from among them and stood directly in front of us. At first I was a little doubtful and afraid of how he would receive us, because I remembered we had neglected our Bible study and had our minds too much on things apart from his interests. But as we went up to him, he put his arms around both of us, and we were so happy! I thought people all over the world had seen him come. As far as we could see, people were just swarming into the streets at this broad intersection. Some were glad and some were afraid.

“Then it seemed he had changed into an angel. I was terribly disappointed at first, until he told me Christ was really coming in a very short time.”

At that time, we had been going quite regularly to motion picture theaters. She asked the angel if this were wrong. He replied Christ had important work for us to do, preparing for his coming—there would be no time for “movies.” (Those were the days of the “silent” pictures.) Then the angel and the whole spectacle seemed to vanish, and she awakened, shaken and wondering!

In the morning, she told me of her dream. I was embarrassed. I didn’t want to think about it, yet I was afraid to totally dismiss it. I thought of a logical way to evade it myself, and still solve it.

“Why don’t you tell it to the minister of the church up on the corner,” I suggested, “and ask him whether it means anything.” With that, I managed to put it out of my mind.

Source: (pp. 12-13, Mystery of the Ages)

Mr. Armstrong tried to brush off that dream of his wife from her system, yet he later found out that it has some kind of significance. But nowhere in the book did he make an explanation of its symbolic meaning except for the thought that “Christ was really coming in a very short time.” As we shall see later, that vision is in itself a prophecy for this end time. Let us analyze what that dream or vision was all about.

In her dream she and I were crossing the wide intersection, only a block or two from our apartment, where Broadway diagonally crosses Sheridan Road. Suddenly there appeared an awesome sight in the sky above. It was a dazzling spectacle—the sky filled with A GIGANTIC SOLID MASS OF BRILLIANT STARS, shaped like a huge banner. The stars began to QUIVER and SEPARATE, finally VANISHING.

This is the story of the Worldwide Church of God under Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong which was the Philadelphia era of God’s Church. The WCG members were comparable to “A GIGANTIC SOLID MASS OF BRILLIANT STARS, shaped like a HUGE BANNER” through Mr. Armstrong’s leadership and rule with God’s government. This is the reason why God inspired Mr. Armstrong to add the adjective “WORLDWIDE” to the name of God’s Church so that it can best describe the extent and magnitude of His Work. And like a HUGE BANNER, Mr. Armstrong represented the belief of the Church through God’s commission to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God to ALL THE WORLD LEADERS for a witness in this end time. (Matthew 24:14)

Herbert W Armstrong & World Leaders

To better understand the meaning behind the vision, let us see the meaning of the word “BRILLIANT” in the dictionary:

BRILLIANT

  • Full of light; shining intensely
  • Shining brightly; sparkling; glittering
  • Having a high saturation and reflecting a considerable amount of light; vivid
  • Glorious; magnificent
  • Superb; wonderful
  • Outstanding; exceptional
  • Splendid; magnificent
  • Distinguished; outstanding

From the definitions of the word “brilliant,” we will be able to see a brief description and overview of what transpired during the glorious days of the Worldwide Church of God under Mr. Armstrong. The WCG membership around the world had FULL OF LIGHT in their midst with the end time Zerubbabel, Mr. Armstrong building the spiritual temple with God’s loving government while preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God to distinguished world leaders which earned him the title of an unofficial Ambassador for World Peace

When he died in 1986, Mr. Armstrong left behind a church with 725 congregations in 57 countries with an outstanding weekly worldwide attendance of 120,000 and 1,200 ministers. Another 210,000 people contributed to the work regularly, and the church received more than $160 million annually—more income than was received by Jimmy Swaggart, Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell, or Robert Schuller, all popular televangelists at the time.

Swaggart’s, Roberts’s and Falwell’s programs were aired in 197, 192 and 172 television markets, respectively, but The World Tomorrow with Herbert Armstrong could be viewed on 382 stations and 36 radio outlets around the world. The church’s flagship magazine, the Plain Truth, was published in seven languages with a worldwide circulation of an exceptional 8.4 million. The church’s Good News Christian-living magazine had a circulation of 828,000. Added together, these two magazines exceeded the circulations of Time and Newsweek combined.

And not long after his death on January 16, 1986 which is the END of the Philadelphia era, those magnificent SOLID MASS BRILLIANT STARS (or members of the WCG) “began to QUIVER and SEPARATE, finally VANISHING” because of the apostasy. Now, there’s no more Worldwide Church of God, only Grace Communion International, resulting to other Churches of God being formed, which brings us to the NEXT phase:

In her dream, she called my attention to the VANISHING STARS, when ANOTHER HUGE GROUPING OF FLASHING STARS appeared, then QUIVERING, SEPARATING and VANISHING LIKE THE FIRST.

This is the story of the Philadelphia Church of God under Mr. Gerald Flurry. On December 7, 1989, He and his fellow minister John Amos were disfellowshipped from the Worldwide Church of God for resisting the doctrinal changes being implemented and FOUNDED the Philadelphia Church of God initially with 12 members only until it grew into several thousands around the world. Now notice the difference between the TWO GROUP OF STARS in the vision – the FIRST was “A GIGANTIC SOLID MASS OF BRILLIANT STARS”; while the SECOND one was “ANOTHER HUGE GROUPING OF FLASHING STARS. And to differentiate this FLASHING STARS from the BRILLIANT STARS in the first, let us also define the word “FLASH” from the dictionary:

FLASH

  • To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts
  • To cause (light) to appear suddenly or in intermittent bursts
  • To display ostentatiously; flaunt.
  • A sudden, brief, intense display of light.
  • Happening suddenly or very quickly
  • Archaic Of or relating to thieves, swindlers, and underworld figures.
  • very brief space of time

Just like the definitions of the word “brilliant,” in the first part of the dream (Philadelphia era), we can also see a brief description and overview of what is transpiring during the days of the Philadelphia Church of God under Mr. Gerald Flurry with the definitions of the word “flash” in the second part (Laodicean era). Look closely and see the difference: the first group of stars had FULL OF LIGHT, SHINING INTENSELY ; while the second group of stars GIVE OFF LIGHT IN SUDDEN OR INTERMITTENT BURSTS so it means, that the light is not consistent – there is a time that it gives light and a time that it doesn’t (very much like how Jesus Christ described the Laodiceans “I know thy works, that thou art NEITHER cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art LUKEWARM, and NEITHER cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” – Revelation 3:15-16). Another shocking discovery of the meaning of “flash” is “to display ostentatiously; flaunt.” Here is the meaning of the word “ostentatious” in the dictionary:

OSTENTATIOUS

  1. characterized by pretentious show in an attempt to impress others. 
  2. intended to attract notice

The word “flash” really describes the Laodicean era of God’s Church specifically the Philadelphia Church of God wherein they have INTENDED TO ATTRACT NOTICE in fighting the WCG in court for six years to reprint Mr. Armstrong’s most important book, Mystery of the Ages, plus 18 other works. At the time, Mr. Gerald Flurry called it “the greatest victory we have ever won in the PCG.” The PCG ministers said that it was victory, yet they paid 3 million dollars for it as a settlement to the WCG. They also said that they are upholding what Mr. Armstrong wrote in Mystery of the Ages, but Stephen Flurry have already made changes to the 2003 version of the book considering that it was also that same year when the court case has been concluded. He has shown through his action in altering the Mystery of the Ages book, that Christ was not coming in the flesh through Mr. Armstrong. Well, he may be saying that Christ is coming in the flesh through his words, yet his deeds showed what was contrary to his declaration. With the changes that he has made, he actually agrees with Mr. Joseph Tkach that Mystery of the Ages was indeed riddled with errors.

As for the construction of Armstrong Auditorium as God’s House, it was intended for the worship of the true God, yet they have defiled it by worshipping Baal through Irish dancing with the use of the stories of Jeremiah, King David, Isaiah, etc.. While as for the Jerusalem work of “Preparing Jerusalem for its King thought, they have turned their backs on it and introduced the Edstone work in its place. Now, with the discovery of King Hezekiah’s bulla, instead of repenting toward God, they have made a PRETENTIOUS SHOW IN AN ATTEMPT TO IMPRESS OTHERS.

The other meaning of the word “flash” is quite revealing – “Archaic Of or relating to thieves, swindlers, and underworld figures.” With this, it further strengthened the identity of who this “flashing stars” are, and they are those who associate themselves to “THIEVES and SWINDLERS” which the PCG has been proud to declare even making it its landmark – ROBBER’S CAVE. And finally, the PCG made another significant relation to underworld figures with Osiris and his KEY TO THE UNDERWORLD, the ANKH in King Hezekiah’s bulla.

Going back to the vision which Mrs. Loma Armstrong saw in her dreams:

As she and I, in her dream, looked upward at the vanishing stars, THREE LARGE WHITE BIRDS suddenly appeared in the sky between us and the vanishing stars. These great white birds flew directly toward us. As they descended nearer, she perceived that they were angels.

“Then,” my wife wrote a day or two after the dream, in a letter to my mother that I have just run across among old family pictures, “it dawned on me that Christ was coming, and I was so happy I was just crying for joy. Then suddenly I thought of Herbert and was rather worried.”

She knew I had evidenced very little religious interest, although we had attended a corner church two or three times. Then it seemed in her dream that “CHRIST DESCENDED FROM AMONG THEM and stood directly in front of us.

After the FIRST GROUP of gigantic solid mass of BRILLIANT STARS which began to QUIVER and SEPARATE, finally VANISHING; then appeared the SECOND ONE which was composed of huge grouping of FLASHING STARS, then QUIVERING, SEPARATING and VANISHING like the FIRST ONE. At this precise moment, Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong saw “THREE LARGE WHITE BIRDS suddenly appeared in the sky between us and the vanishing stars.” Who could this THREE LARGE WHITE BIRDS be? They are the last end spiritual Cyrus, the prophesied ravenous bird from the East and the TWO WITNESSES! Now notice here for emphasis: “Then it seemed in her dream that “CHRIST DESCENDED FROM AMONG THEM and stood directly in front of us. Jesus Christ DESCENDED FROM AMONG THOSE THREE LARGE WHITE BIRDS and the Armstrongs! It clearly shows here that Christ is coming in the flesh through those three! These THREE ANGELS (or messengers) are the ones who were ordained by God to bridge the gap in finishing the spiritual temple that the end time Zerubbabel built into which Jesus Christ shall return to and dwell in (Zechariah 4:9; Isaiah 66:1-2). 

 

THE KEY TO FINDING GOD’S WORK

Look at what the end-time Zerubabbel Mr. Armstrong wrote that the “the STARS began to QUIVER and SEPARATE, finally VANISHING.” Notice that this stars shaking or quivering happened TWO TIMES in the vision that God showed to him through his wife! The vision that the Armstrongs saw is actually the specific fulfillment of the prophecy in Haggai chapter 2:

And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:20-23)

Notice that this prophecy ought to have shaken the heavens and the earth due to its magnitude and scope just like what Isaiah has covered in his prophecy (Isaiah 1:2). The prophet Haggai talks about throne of kingdoms being overthrown down to the chariots, the horses and their riders. But notice that all these things boils down only to one thing – to whom will God give His signet or His authority to continue His Work. Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about this subject:

We are to introduce Christ to this world. A big part of that introduction is using Mr. Armstrong as God’s signet. That means that what God revealed to me always builds on what God revealed to Herbert Armstrong!…

The book of Haggai has a vital lesson for all of God’s people in this Laodicean era. It is a message about Zerubbabel, God’s signet, who established His law and government on Earth in this end time.

If we want to find God’s Work on Earth today, we must go back to the beginning of the Philadelphia era and examine stone by stone how Mr. Armstrong built the temple of God. Haggai shows us that God’s very elect will know who the endtime Zerubbabel was and that these people will be gladly following in his footsteps.

God wants His people to prove where His Work is today. Do you truly know where God’s Work is today? Knowing the answer to this question is necessary for your physical protection and essential if you are to gain eternal life.

Do you know how to find God’s Work? Only the Bible can reveal to you where God’s one and only Work is on Earth today. Haggai contains the key to locating it.

Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi were the last three prophets in ancient Israel. Most commentaries refer to them as the temple prophets. These three men fulfilled their commission prior to Jesus Christ’s first coming. But their messages were only a type of what was to unfold in God’s end-time Church and the nations of Israel…

Source: pp. 22-23 HAGGAI: GOD HAS BEGUN TO SHAKE THE NATIONS

Remember that HAGGAI, just like Zechariah and Malachi are TEMPLE PROPHETS so the primary focus of their messages ought to be directed to God’s Church in this end time. As mentioned by Mr. Flurry that in order to find where God’s Work is today, “we must go back to the beginning of the Philadelphia era and examine stone by stone how Mr. Armstrong built the temple of God” and further on he said that “Only the Bible can reveal to you where God’s one and only Work is on Earth today. Haggai contains the key to locating it.”

The REMEMBRANCERS are delivering the words of the Creator of man, the Creator of angels, and the Creator who made and sustains the entire universe. The Lord of hosts has universe-shaking power. That same power is behind the REMEMBRANCERS.

How do we know this? Look at what this little group has accomplished since December 2012 during the PCG ministerial conference: Two insignificant members of the PCG have walked together as they have agreed to write The Last End – A Book of Remembrance (Amos 3:3). Then on September 5, 2013, they were able to send initial soft copies of the book to all the PCG ministers around the world through their individual emails. It had a great impact on Stephen Flurry upon reading it but rather chose to ignore it later. On June 18, 2014 which coincided with the PCG ministerial conference, they were able to send printed copies of the Book of Remembrance to PCG Headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma. On June 12, 2015, those two insignificant PCG members were able to go to Jerusalem to participate in the Mount Zion Dig to pick up the Jerusalem work which the PCG has left behind.

In just a small span of time, the REMEMBRANCERS became a worldwide work with God’s message being thundered through thelastendbookofremembrance.com and the lightofthegentiles.com websites that serves as a witness to all of God’s people that the Book of Remembrance is already on the scene thanks to the modern day information technology (Daniel 12:1, 4)

Website visitors

And on top of that, we have now produced the articles in booklet formats, plus the other books, booklets of both Mr. Herbert Armstrong and Mr. Gerald Flurry being made available online. Who do you think have done this?

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

The Lord of hosts with His Holy Spirit has done this through the REMEMBRANCERS. The Lord of hosts resides with this little insignificant group. How deeply do we know this? You can easily prove it through the abundance of God’s new revelations being poured out in this last end to this small remnant. Now where in the prophecy of Haggai can we find the KEY on how to locate God’s Work today? It is actually in Haggai chapter 2:

In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:23)

Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about verse 23 (emphasis mine in bold):

This verse tells us that Haggai holds vital understanding about God’s Work in this end time. In fact, once fully understood in all of its significance, this verse is proof of where God’s Work is today!

Who is this end-time Zerubbabel? The fruits of Herbert W. Armstrong’s life prove it was him. He realized this himself toward the end of his life and preached and wrote about it for years. Yet most of God’s people disagree with that truth today.

Why does God say He made this end-time Zerubbabel a signet? Unger’s Bible Dictionary defines signet as “an impression made that had the same legal validity as an actual signature.” The law is what makes a signature valid. People must submit to that law or everything breaks down. So the law and government established through a type of Zerubbabel is like God’s own signature today! That is why the law is discussed in verses 11-14…

Only those who submit to God’s law will understand what the signet is. “Without a seal, no document is considered authentic” (ibid). Before any work is authentic, we must have God’s rule—His government

If we are not building on God’s Work through Mr. Armstrong, we are being deceived

Source: p. 2, Haggai: God Has Begun to Shake the Nations

Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong is God’s SIGNET. Now notice for emphasis what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote “The law is what makes a signature valid. People must submit to that law or everything breaks down. So the law and government established through a type of Zerubbabel is like God’s own signature today!” Does the Philadelphia Church of God still abide by God’s law? Look at the IDOLATRY and PAGAN practices such as Mother’s Daycremation and Irish dancing to name a few, they have already broken God’s FIRST COMMANDMENT:

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3)

God says that we have been brought out of Egypt yet look at what Mr. Gerald Flurry is discussing now in his Key of David program about the Egyptian TWO WINGED SUN and the ANKH in King Hezekiah’s bulla. The PCG has turned their backs on God and even promoted the Egyptian two winged god Horus to protect them from a modern day Sennacherib. They have also broken the SECOND COMMANDMENT by making their ministers their IDOLS (Exodus 20:1-3); They have also broken the THIRD by using God’s name (or God’s government) IN VAIN through their abuse; And they have broken the FOURTH COMMANDMENT when “the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest” (Lamentations 2:6) during the annual feasts of  2013. And if we offend even in one point, we are guilty of all (James 2:10). Now that’s the reason why God has to remove His SIGNET or His government from the PCG because they have not submitted themselves to His law and everything broke down.

If we are not building on God’s Work through Mr. Armstrong, we are being deceived…” – the NO CONTACT POLICY, Mother’s Day, cremation, Irish dancing and the Edstone work were NOT vertically aligned with Zerubbabel’s (Mr. Armstrong’s) plummet reference which made the whole Church to be DECEIVED!

“Our attention is not on the man, but on God and His use of the man. By keeping our minds on the plummet, we are the only people who don’t follow men!”  p. 16,  The Little Book (2010 Version)

But not for now, the PCG fear the ministers more than they fear God which made them vulnerable to Satan’s deception. In reality, they have not kept their minds on the plummet. They may say and write about it that they do, yet it’s totally NOT true. Just look at what God has been doing to them: On December 30, 2015, the Philadelphia Church of God ministers from around the world gather in Edmond, Oklahoma for their sesquiannual meeting, yet as the ministers arrive, they had been welcomed by a large earthquake:

Social media responds to large earthquake that rocked Oklahoma, damage reported

POSTED 6:30 AM, DECEMBER 29, 2015, BY DALLAS FRANKLIN, UPDATED AT 05:11 PM, DECEMBER 29, 2015

EDMOND, Oklahoma – A strong earthquake rocked folks out of bed early Tuesday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.3 magnitude quake around 5:40 a.m. The epicenter struck Covell and Midwest Blvd. About 10 minutes later, another earthquake shook Edmond. (epicenter I-35 and Covell) According to the USGS, the second quake was a 3.4. But, the shaking wasn’t over! Here are a list of the earthquakes reported throughout the day:

6:48 a.m. —Mag 2.9—28KM Nw of Fairview

12:47 p.m.—Mag 2.9—Covell and Air Depot

3:40 p.m.—Mag 3.2—I-35 between Covell and Coffee Creek

4:17 p.m.- Mag 3.0- about 2 miles NW of Langston

Officials say a section of Edmond was briefly without power due to the initial morning  earthquake. Many Oklahomans took to social media to say they felt the quake.

Source: http://kfor.com/2015/12/29/large-earthquake-rocks-oklahoma/

And as the ministerial conference went on as scheduled, the shaking continues:

Edmond Continues To Be Jolted By Aftershocks

Posted: Dec 31, 2015 2:46 AMUpdated: Dec 31, 2015 2:47 AM

BY MATTHEW NUTTLE, NEWS9.COM

EDMOND, Oklahoma –

Small tremors are keeping Edmond residents on edge, after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the area, causing damage and power outages on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s early-morning quake was followed by several three-point aftershocks all Tuesday afternoon and evening. And it seems the shaking is continuing into Wednesday. The latest temblor was recorded at approximately 12:13 p.m., four miles east northeast of Edmond at a depth of just under four miles.

Source: http://www.news9.com/story/30854728/edmond-continues-to-be-jolted-by-aftershocks

But what are those earthquakes for? What message is being conveyed by God to the PCG?

“GOD PUNISHES WITH EARTHQUAKES”

“God describes how He will punish the Laodiceans and Israel. ‘Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire’ (verse 6). God said they would be punished by storms, fires and EARTHQUAKES…

“Isaiah 29 is also an end-time chapter (verse 18). God does punish us with ‘natural’ disasters. ‘Thou shalt be visited [punished is a better translation] of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire’ (Isaiah 29:6)…

“The curses will continue until we repent. That is God’s plan, and nothing can change it. How much we suffer is in our own power to control. God help us to repent soon. Only then can we avoid the far greater curses that are prophesied to strike very soon!” (p. 79, Isaiah’s End Time Vision)

As the PCG MinCon progressed, Edmond has continually been shaken with EARTHQUAKES. And that proves without a doubt who is leading the Laodicean era today as written by Mr. Gerald Flurry in his Amos booklet:

“The city of Laodicea in the first century was REPEATEDLY STRUCK BY EARTHQUAKES. So God’s Laodicean saints had that problem to cope with then. And the first-century Laodicean Church was only a type of the end-time Laodiceans. Only God knows the details of what is to occur. But this much we do know: TOTAL DESTRUCTION is coming upon the Laodicean Church.” (p. 31, The Lion has Roared, 2011 edition)

The same is true in this last end for the Philadelphia Church of God in Edmond, Oklahoma which is also being REPEATEDLY STRUCK BY EARTHQUAKES. It has even been made official last November 2015 that OKLAHOMA IS NOW THE EARTHQUAKE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!” So how can anyone in the PCG ever refute that fact?  TOTAL DESTRUCTION is coming on the horizon. PCG members around the world – BEWARE!!! That is only physical shaking but what is more important is the spiritual shaking that God is doing through the Book of Remembrance because God is rising up in this last end doing a strange work, a strange act and He is going to execute SUDDEN JUDGMENT AND A COMPLETE OVERTHROW (Isaiah 28:21).

Yet God is not in the earthquakes but in A STILL SMALL VOICE (1 Kings 19:12). That is where you can find God’s Work and He always uses a man to do His Work and He usually gives that man a support system to deliver His message to His sinning people.

 

GOD’S OVERTHROW OF KINGDOMS

Again, the KEY to finding God’s Work is in Haggai chapter 2 which has a DUAL PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT and that’s the same vision that the Armstrongs saw which has been written in the Mystery of the Ages about the BRILLIANT and the FLASHING STARS that QUIVERED, SEPARATED then eventually VANISHED.

And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:20-23)

This prophecy has a heaven and earth shaking implications because ETERNAL LIVES ARE AT STAKE here! God has OVERTHROWN the Philadelphia era kingdom when Mr. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986. To understand what the chariots, the horses and the riders mean, let’s consider first a verse in the Song of Songs:

Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. (Song of Songs 3:7)

Here is how Gill Commentary describes this bed: “and by his bed is meant the place where saints meet together for religious worship, his church visible, which is his resting and dwelling place…”

Matthew Henry Commentary supported this thought: “Christ’s bed, though he had not where to lay his head, is better than Solomon’s best bed. The church is his bed, for he has said of it. This is my rest for ever, here will I dwell.” That quote actually came from Psalms 132:13-14, “For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. (Isaiah 66: 1-2)

The BED is actually God’s Church that comprised those people who are poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at His words. The “bed” again according to Gill’s Commentary “is meant as the place where saints meet together for religious worship.” Notice in verse 7 that the “bed” actually BELONGS to Christ, yet it became Solomon’s (Mr. Gerald Flurry’s) because the people in the Philadelphia Church of God look to Mr. Gerald Flurry and the ministers more than they look to God.

Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. (Song of Songs 3:7)

Now the 60 valiant men here refers to the REMEMBRANCERS who are surrounding the Philadelphia Church of God. They are the same Gideon’s army that God has tested through the Book of Remembrance to save His own people (Judges 7:4-7). The “bed” in verse 7 is the same “chariot” in Song of Songs 3:9. Now let’s go back to Haggai 2:22

And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. (Haggai 2:22)

The throne of the Philadelphia era kingdom was overthrown when Mr. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986. God has also overthrown every “chariot” or Worldwide Church of God assemblies around the world, even the riders that ride in those chariots have been overthrown. The “riders” are those ministers and leaders that directed or led the horses or the members. Both the riders and the horses have been brought down “every one by the sword of his brother” – every Church member were looking for answers using the sword of the Spirit on what was happening until the little book, Malachi’s Message was given by God to bring out His signet, Mr. Armstrong.

In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:23)

Since this is a DUAL PROPHECY, the THRONE OF KINGDOMS refer to the last TWO ERAS of God’s Church in this end time – the Philadelphia era kingdom and the Laodicean era kingdom in the context of God’s SIGNET, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. This prophecy is best pictured by the dream of Mrs. Loma Armstrong about the BRILLIANT and FLASHING STARS mentioned earlier.

And I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen” – from the time when Mr. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986 onwards, several kingdoms or governments around the world were literally overthrown and the strength of their governments were destroyed as well. Here’s a list of the events that took place during 1986 when God was about to OVERTHROW the Philadelphia era:

  • January 1 – Aruba gains increased autonomy from the Netherlands and is separated from the Netherlands Antilles.
  • January 13 – Abdel Fattah Ismail, President of South-Yemen (1969-80), murdered. Bloody coup overthrows government of South Yemen.
  • January 14 – Vinicio Cerezo becomes the second freely elected President of Guatemala since the US Central Intelligence Agency-sponsored coup in 1954.
  • January 20 – Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan.
  • January 24 – South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president.
  • January 25 – Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Army Rebel group takes over Uganda after leading a successful 5-year guerrilla war in which up to half a million people are believed to have been killed.
  • On January 29 – Yoweri Museveni is sworn in as President of Uganda after leading that successful 5-year guerrilla war. In southern Sumatra, Indonesia, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurs.
  • January 31 – In Ohio, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurs.
  • February 2 – Oscar Arias Sanchez elected President of Costa Rica.
  • February 7 – President Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) flees Haiti, ending 28 years of family rule.
  • February 9 – Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed President of South Yemen. Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th Century (the first visit was in 1910).
  • February 11 – Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq.
  • February 16 – Mário Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal’s first civilian president.
  • February 19 – Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • February 25 – People Power Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines goes into exile in Hawaii after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president, first as an interim president. Salvador Laurel becomes her Vice President.
  • February 28 – Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated on his way home from the cinema. On March 1 – Olof Palme`s deputy Ingvar Carlsson becomes acting Prime Minister of Sweden. He is elected Prime Minister by the Swedish Riksdag on March 15 .
  • March 20 – Jacques Chirac become Prime Minister of French government.
  • April 14 – Hailstones weighing 2.2 pounds (880 grams) fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.
  • April 26 – Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union “killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property”. Radioactive fallout from the accident is concentrated near Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and at least 350,000 people are forcibly resettled away from these areas. After the accident, “traces of radioactive deposits unique to Chernobyl were found in nearly every country in the northern hemisphere”.
  • May 23 – Somali President Siad Barre is injured in a car accident in Mogadishu and taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment. Somali opposition groups see this as an opportunity to try and remove Barre setting in stage the Somali Civil War.
  • May 24 – Margaret Thatcher becomes first British Prime Minister to visit Israel.
  • May 25 – Virgilio Barco elected President of Colombia.
  • June 8 – Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
  • October 19 – Mozambican president Samora Machel’s plane crashes in South Africa.
  • November 1 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen wins election as Premier of Queensland, Australia, with 38.6 percent of the vote.
  • December 7 – President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haïti.

Now as God OVERTHROWS this Laodicean era kingdom, alongside with it, Jesus Christ is already preparing to gather the kingdoms and governments around the world to battle Him in Jerusalem yet He will overthrow them and destroy the strength of their governments at His return and everyone will know His SIGNET and who really continued and finished His Work in this last end (Zechariah 14:1-2; Haggai 2:20-23; Zechariah 4:9; Revelation 11:7-12). God has inspired Mr. Armstrong to dedicate the book Mystery of the Ages which he considered as “THE BEST WORK OF MY 93 YEARS OF LIFE” to the memory of his wife Loma and he even printed it at the very first page with this inscription: “I would like to dedicate this book to the memory of my wife of 50 happy years, Loma Armstrong.” And God interjected that vision of the BRILLIANT AND FLASHING STARS right at the very introduction of the book: “How the Seven Mysteries Were Revealed.” Moreover, God even used Mrs. Loma  Armstrong as a faithful witness to picture the condition of the Church during the Philadelphia era.

For emphasis, let us consider again what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his Haggai booklet: “Do you know how to find God’s Work? Only the Bible can reveal to you where God’s one and only Work is on Earth today. Haggai contains the key to locating it.” That KEY is the discernment of the Haggai 2:20-23 prophecy where the vision of the Armstrongs has played a big part of with Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong being THE SIGNET. And now God has revealed the understanding to His REMEMBRANCERS.

Just like the Mystery of the Ages book, of which it was dedicated to the wife of the Apostle of the Philadelphia era, the same goes with The Last End – A Book of Remembrance wherein it was also dedicated to the wife of the Apostle of the Laodicean era with this inscription: “This book is dedicated to the memory of Gerald Flurry’s wife, Barbara Jeanne Flurry, who died on September 5, 2004.” Likewise, Mrs. Barbara Flurry has also been used by God as a faithful witness to picture the Church during the Laodicean era.

And God inspired those two books to be related in that way because He wanted to CONNECT the Work of the end time Zerubbabel with the work of the TWO WITNESSES where you can find the KEY to locating His one and only Work as prophesied by Haggai. That connection is a MAJOR PROOF of were God’s SIGNET is right now! And that’s where you can find God’s Work on Earth today.

 

IN MERCY SHALL THE THRONE BE ESTABLISHED

When God first fulfilled the Haggai chapter 2 prophecy of OVERTHROWING the Philadelphia era kingdom, it was Mr. Gerald Flurry who met the requirements in God’s eyes to break away from the Worldwide Church of God to continue His work in the next era. He is called “the breaker” and “the king” as written by the prophet Micah:

The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them. (Micah 2:13)

Here is how Mr. Gerald Flurry explained this verse from his Micah booklet:

Verse 13 indicates that God would raise up one man, the “breaker,” or, as translated in the Revised Standard Version, “he who opens the breach,” before God led His faithful endtime people to a place of spiritual and doctrinal safety.

At that critical time, like Moses before the Exodus, a man in God’s end-time Church was prophesied to be raised up and given a certain amount of “kingly” power in order to assist God in gathering the faithful sheep out of His sinning Church.

The “breaker” and the “king” mentioned in verse 13 are one and the same office, although some commentaries wrongly state that the word “king” is referring to Jesus Christ.

But that is not logical, because in the next portion of verse 13 after the “king” is mentioned, it says “and the Lord on [or ‘at’] the head of them”—referring to Jesus Christ, the King of kings (1 Timothy 6:14-15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16), leading the human “king.”

The word king, as used in Micah 2:13, simply means the “one in charge,” and could be expressed in other ways as well, such as the “leader.” Any chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer, president or other leader of a corporation is in many ways like a king who must make many decisions and implement commands like a king must do. To those who knew the late Herbert W. Armstrong, it was obvious that he was in a position similar to that of a king, running a $200 million-per year international organization until his death in 1986.

Source: pp. 19-20, MICAH: GOD’S PEOPLE RISE UP AS HIS ENEMY!

In God’s eyes, the office that Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong held and what Mr. Gerald Flurry is currently holding is considered to be that of a king. Each of them have their own kingdoms and Church eras to rule with – Mr. Armstrong reigned during the Philadelphia era, while Mr. Flurry is currently reigning as KING during the Laodicean era. To further prove that Mr. Gerald Flurry is indeed sitting on a THRONE, let’s read the prophecy written by the prophet Isaiah:

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious THRONE to his father’s house. (Isaiah 22:20-23)

This is a major proof that Mr. Gerald Flurry is indeed sitting on a THRONE and considered by God as a KING. Now that we have proven that there is indeed a THRONE and a KING in our midst, we will now be able to deeply understand the prophecy in Isaiah chapter 16 which does not pertain to the physical throne of David in Britain to begin with. And we can prove it here as we go on.

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. (Isaiah 16:5)

The word “throne” is H3678 (kisseh); From Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon it means, “seat of honour, seat of authority, seat of power”; In Strong’s Concordance: from H3680; properly covered, that is a throne.

H3680: kasha

Brown-Driver-Briggs:

  • to cover, conceal, hide
  • to cover, clothe
  • to cover, conceal 
  • to cover oneself, clothe oneself

Strong’s Concordance:

  • to cover for clothing or secrecy: clad self, clothe, conceal, cover self, flee to hide

From the definitions, we can have this meaning: that the “throne” is actually a seat of honour, seat of authority or a seat of power which is covered or concealed. It can also mean as to cover for clothing or secrecy which is the same prophecy in Revelation chapter 11:

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (Revelation 11:3)

Those TWO WITNESSES are clothed in sackcloth because they needed to be concealed. God made them to wear sackcloth as a cover or clothing for secrecy. The fulfillment of Isaiah 16:5 is actually the continuation of the RULE  OF GOD THROUGH HIS TWO WITNESSES! To prove that, let’s now consider the word “establish” which can also mean:

In Brown-Driver-Briggs:

  • to be set up
  • to prepare, be ready
  • make ready
  • to fix

In Strong’s Concordance:

  • to be erect (that is stand perpendicular); hence causatively to set up, ordain, make preparation, prepare self, make ready, set aright

In the dictionary the word “establish” means:

  • To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
  • To create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis: e.g., to establish a company.

The word “establish” is synonymous to the word “found”; In the dictionary here is the meaning of that word:

FOUND

  • To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872. See Synonyms at establish.
  • To establish the foundation or basis of; base:
  • To bring into being, set up, or establish (something, such as an institution, society, etc)
  • To bring into existence formally

The word “found” is the root word for the word “foundation”

FOUNDATION:

  • the base on which something stands
  • that on which something is founded
  • the act of founding or establishing or the state of being founded or established
  • the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;

God has caused the “Herbert W. Armstrong Remembrancers and Keepers of God Foundation, Inc.” to come into existence because He has to OVERTHROW the Laodicean era kingdom! He needs to establish first His government before He can do it. Remember that God has to establish first the PCG BEFORE God has used them to OVERTHROW the WCG. The same way when God established the PCG through Mr. Gerald Flurry, now He has done it again through His REMEMBRANCERS! He allowed His faithful remnant to create or set up an organization to ESTABLISH His RULE once again because His own ministers have brought His government to NOTHING! And He has to use His SIGNET once again to be able to do just that!

The whole idea of the signet is about God and His government. God reveals the signet’s meaning only to those who submit to His government. The signet is an emblem or seal of authority. God’s authority. Zerubbabel is the signet, but he is God’s signet. We use that signet or seal to establish what God taught through Mr. Armstrong. The only reason you need the signet is if the person in authority is not there. The seal represents God’s authority or government. Christ is the Head of God’s true Church. Those people who have the signet have Jesus Christ as the Head of their Church

Haggai 2:23 is one of the most revealing verses in the entire Bible. The Work of God today revolves around an end-time Zerubbabel—a man. If you understand the Zerubbabel type and his work, you will know what God is doing today! That is how important verse 23 is. Christ prophesied that we should look for and follow the teachings of a specific man who restored all things (Matthew 17:10-11). Spiritually, that is a massive work. Anybody should be able to see it. God leaves us without an excuse. God’s signature is on all things restored, because He did that work through Mr. Armstrong.

Source: p. 3,  Haggai: God Has Begun to Shake the Nations

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God has also allowed His REMEMBRANCERS to use the coat of arms of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong as a logo to represent the organization. This is the actual fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah 16:5! Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong was a type of king David in this end time (while Mr. Gerald Flurry is a type of king Solomon) so looking at it in that perspective we will have this thought:

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he (Christ) shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David (Herbert W. Armstrong), judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

The word “tabernacle” is H168 (ohel); In Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon it is defined this way:

  • tent – nomad’s tent, and thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience
  • the sacred tent of Jehovah (the tabernacle)

What is a nomad?

  • a member of a people that has no permanent abode but moves from place to place along a traditional circuit in search of pasturage or food.
  • any wanderer; itinerant.

Are we not a people who have no permanent abode that moved from one era to another era along the traditional Church of God circuit in search of Christ’s pasturage or spiritual food? Have we not moved from the Philadelphia era during the Worldwide Church of God under Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and that after his death, the Laodicean era began and we found ourselves searching for spiritual pasturage or food? As Mr. Armstrong said that has been the case even in the “olden days”

Do you know, my friends, if you go back in the olden days that God could not use an organized group of His at any time to do His work because the organized group usually turned the wrong way? And He had to take a man, a prophet, and send then to Israel with His truth. And what did Israel do? They rejected the truth every time and said, “No, that isn’t what we believe, we got our established truth, we got our established doctrine, and the men at the head.” Well why? They were afraid if they acknowledged the truth that they, the men at the helm, and the men at the head, in some organization that had been set up and organized, would lose their jobs. And that’s human. Oh, there’s a lot of human nature around, my friends, and it has always been here.

Source: Outline of Prophecy: Proving the Truth

As Mr. Armstrong said that God “COULD NOT USE AN ORGANIZED GROUP OF HIS AT ANY TIME TO DO HIS WORK BECAUSE THE ORGANIZED GROUP USUALLY TURNED THE WRONG WAY.” Oh how true that statement is in this last end! In every Church era, God’s organized group always turned the WRONG WAY so He had to establish another small remnant who was seeking His spiritual food through new revelations.

In this end time, God had to send Mr. Herbert Armstrong to the MEN AT THE HEAD of the Sardis era with His truth written in The United States and Britain in Prophecy. Several years later had gone by into the Philadelphia era and Mr. Armstrong was able to restore all things to God’s Church, yet only a few years after his death, the MEN AT THE HEAD of the Worldwide Church of God turned the wrong way again, so God had to send Mr. Gerald Flurry with His truth written in Malachi’s Message. And have we not found that spiritual food, along the traditional seven Church era circuit through the Philadelphia Church of God? And now while we are here in this Laodicean era, the MEN AT THE HEAD of the PCG has turned the wrong way again, so God had to send His TWO WITNESSES with His truth written in The Last End – A Book of Remembrance. Have we not wandered again in search for God’s pasturage? And where did God lead us? His REMEMBRANCERS have been led to the WILDERNESS and NOT to any Church of God group out there as prophesied 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)

In His eyes, God’s faithful people throughout the ages were actually called spiritual NOMADS or WANDERERS or PILGRIMS. (Hebrews 11:8-10, 13; 1 Peter 2:9-11). In this last end, the REMEMBRANCERS are those tabernacle of David or those that dwell in the wilderness that are associated with the end-time David, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. They are those strangers and pilgrims who continually sought for spiritual food and who is like Abraham who “looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” They are PCG’s little sister being mentioned in the Song of Songs:

Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? (Song of Songs 8: 5)

They are the same “mount of the daughter of Zion in the wilderness” (Isaiah 16:1) because their beloved, Jesus Christ is also right there with them.

Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? (Song of Songs 3:6)

To better understand the prophecy in Isaiah 16:5 we can paraphrase it this way:

And in mercy shall the throne (or the seat of God’s authority) be established: and Christ shall sit upon it in truth through the Book of Remembrance in the tabernacle (or God’s sacred tent) of David (or Mr. Armstrong), judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

Again in the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon:

  • tent – nomad’s tent, and thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience
  • the sacred tent of Jehovah (the tabernacle)

Now, is it any coincidence that the organization has been inspired to be named after the end-time David, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and after God Himself? Notice the meaning “the sacred tent of Jehovah” which denotes where He dwells . It is even abbreviated as THE SAME NAMESAKE as the A.R.K. of God Foundation! We have already proven in a previous article that the REMEMBRANCERS are the spiritual ARK OF GOD or the ARK OF THE COVENANT where He currently dwells.

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. (Isaiah 66:1-2)

There is where God dwells – those people who is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at His word. God is in our midst. He was able to establish His RULE in the REMEMBRANCERS because they DON’T LOOK TO MEN. They only LOOK TO GOD AND HIS WORD, and that’s the reason God was able to fulfill the prophecy in Isaiah chapter 16:

A throne will be established in lovingkindness, And One will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent (dynasty, family) of David; Judging and seeking justice And being prompt to do righteousness. Isaiah 16:5 (the Amplified Bible Translation)

God was able to establish His THRONE – His GOVERNMENT among the REMEMBRANCERS! Notice that the THRONE being discussed here is God’s throne which is a symbol of His rule among His people who are poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at His word, and NOT the physical throne of King David in Britain. The PCG thought that they are going to be involved in a FOURTH OVERTURN of the throne of King David where Queen Elizabeth is currently sitting upon. Well how about Satan’s throne? Have they forgotten about it? Mr. Armstrong taught us about the TWO THRONES – the throne of David and the throne of Satan! God has REMINDED His REMEMBRANCERS about those two.

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (Romans 11:25-26)

The FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES has come and God is using His Gentile REMEMBRANCERS to deliver His people from ungodliness. They were already able to COME UP in Mount Zion as prophesied by God!

And saviours (deliverers) shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. (Obadiah 1:21)

Are we seeing the fulfillment of this prophecy in our time right now?

For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. (Romans 11:27)

That is God’s covenant that He shall take away the sins of His own people. God has to give His TWO WITNESSES as a COVENANT OF THE PEOPLE.

  • I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (Isaiah 42:6)
  • And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth… Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; (Isaiah 49:6, 8)
  • For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. (Romans 11:27)

This covenant of God is connected to the prophecy written in Isaiah 16:5 –

And IN MERCY shall the THRONE be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. (Isaiah 16:5)

But why do you think God inspired the prophet Isaiah to write that the throne or the SEAT OF AUTHORITY will have to be established in MERCY? Why is there a need for MERCY in the first place? To know the answer, let us elaborate on this subject by quoting the end time Elijah, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong in one of his sermons:

Now I want to show you what David went through, in the 51st Psalm. Here is a prayer of David when he woke up and finally realized what had happened. Most people would say that any man that’s done those things, he’s no good. God couldn’t use a man like that, and yet I think they must sit in judgment of God, calling a man like David a man after God’s own heart.

Well here’s why David’s a man after God’s own heart. Look at this prayer. He was crying out to God, he said, “Have mercy upon me Oh God according to thy loving kindness, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.” Now he’s beginning to admit his transgressions. He’s admitting how wrong he was. “Wash me throughly from mine iniquities,” MY iniquity, “cleanse me from MY sin,” now he’s confessing it. “For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.” And then, notice verse 10, I won’t read all of it, but just notice in this prayer. Verse 10 it says, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” He confessed his sins and David never did it again.

(Source: March 4, 1982 sermon – PASSOVER EXAMINATION)

Did we get it? God only gives His mercy to those people who repent towards Him. And we only seek God’s mercy if we have sinned against Him. Now going back to the question, why is there a need for MERCY in Isaiah 16:5? Because God’s own people in this last end have sinned against Him. They have NOT chosen Jerusalem above their CHIEF JOY. They chose Edstone instead. They have not repented of their idolatry and pagan practices with Mother’s Day, Irish dancing and cremationAnd that made God very, very angry. They continue to rebel against Him. Does Stephen Flurry thinks that when he went to Jerusalem last November 25, 2015 and made a video about King Hezekiah’s bulla, that everything will be just fine without repenting of their sins? Here is what his father wrote in the Royal Vision magazine, November-December 2015 issue (emphasis mine in bold):

They (the Laodiceans) become victims of God’s warning prophecies, which they had helped to proclaim before they rebelled!

THIS IS A STRONG WARNING FOR ALL OF US. The Laodiceans have to repent and sing these songs in a strange land. IT WILL TAKE A BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY TO WAKE UP THESE PEOPLE OF GOD!

They have heard all these prophecies that are being fulfilled today… God has been so patient, giving them many years to repent! But they chose not to pay attention. THEY WERE JUST TOO PUFFED UP IN THEIR VANITY AND HUMAN REASONING

But notice the Laodiceans: “And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart …” (verse 9). GOD IS BROKEN UP ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE DONE! HE IS EMOTIONALLY MOVED AND STIRRED. He gave them so much truth and many other blessings, YET THEY WENT WHORING AFTER IDOLS and the evil of this world!

Verse 9 concludes, “[A]nd they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.” They will come to LOATHE themselves—to HATE what they did and what they became.

We can see from the prophecy in Isaiah 16 that Jesus Christ saw the need to establish God’s RULE or God’s government in this last end because the people inside His very own Church FEAR THE MEN in their midst, MORE THAN THEY FEAR GOD! Their ministers became their IDOLS. The most undeniable and tangible proof of their idolatry is the tiny seal of King Hezekiah with Egyptian symbolism all over it. And God saw with His own eyes how His Church has turned from a faithful city into a HARLOT and MURDERERS!

How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. (Isaiah 1:21)

The PCG has gone into a whoring after strange gods with Mother’s Day, Irish Dancing, Cremation and they have slaughtered several of God’s own people with the use His own government!

God’s people around the world HATED God’s government (“for my name’s sake) because His very own ministers have brought it to nothing through abuse. In Jude 1:8 we can further understand what these ministers have done to God’s people using God’s government:Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Matthew 24:9-10)

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (Jude 1:8)

Despise– could also mean in Strong’s, bring to nought

Dominion – also means government.

Despise dominion” could also be rendered this way: BRING TO NOTHING GOD’S GOVERNMENT

How could a minister bring to nought God’s government? – By abusing it, they can make God evil in the sight of all His people around the world and thus dragging His NAME in vain – bringing His government to nothing. Again, through abuse, those abusive ministers have brought God’s government or the throne to NOTHING!

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. (Isaiah 47:1)

This is the reason that the Isaiah 16:5 prophecy will have to be fulfilled because the abusive ministers of the PCG have brought God’s government to NOTHING. After Mr. Gerald Flurry dies, there will be no throne for the eighth king to sit upon, even the 10 kings of Revelation chapter 17 will not have a kingdom as well because the Laodicean era is coterminous with Mr. Flurry – it will end when he dies.

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 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 17:11-12)

Because of this EIGHTH KING who bewitched God’s Church, in God’s MERCY, He has planned to establish His throne or SEAT OF AUTHORITY or GOVERNMENT in the WILDERNESS in the MIDST of His very small insignificant remnant in TRUTH through the Book of Remembrance. For what purpose? TO BRING JUDGMENT, TO SEEK JUSTICE AND TO HASTEN RIGHTEOUSNESS.

And IN MERCY shall the THRONE be established: and he shall sit upon it IN TRUTH in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. (Isaiah 16:5)

God has established that throne or His government even during the time of the latter rain (Read Zechariah 10:1). God has already revealed the identity of that very small remnant. They are called by God as His REMEMBRANCERS (Isaiah 62:6-7, ASV and TSK). According to Brown-Driver-Briggs, the word tabernacle or tent symbolize the wilderness life, and that it is also the sacred tent of God. We can see that wilderness life even at the very beginning of the chapter:

SEND ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. (Isaiah 16:1)

The government or mount of the DAUGHTER of Zion or God’s Church is in the WILDERNESS. God the Father inspired those words to be written, for His REMEMBRANCERS to be understood right now in this last end. We know already the prophecy in

Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? (Song of Songs 8: 5)

Our beloved, Jesus Christ is in the wilderness with us, and the way He views it in Isaiah 16:5, we are from David, as Mr. Armstrong is also a descendant of David. This prophecy is also a strong indication that we are also of Jewish lineage on top of being a physical Levite as well. To prove that, let us first read a prophecy written in

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah… I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:… But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. (Psalm 89:1-4, 20, 24)

Notice that God has promised in verse 24 that His faithfulness and His MERCY shall be with David always as we can also read in Isaiah 16:5.

…and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

How will God fulfill that promise to David in this last end? The answer is in verse 25:

I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. (Psalm 89:25)

The word HAND is the same Hebrew word “yad” H3027 used Zechariah 4:9

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. (Zechariah 4:9)

In Strong’s it is defined this way:

A primitive word; a hand (the open one indicating power, means, direction, etc.), dominion, fellowship, ministry.

Let us consider the meaning of DOMINION:

  • the power to govern; sovereign authority. (Sovereignty means, complete independence and self-government)
  • the act of ruling; domination.
  • sphere of influence; area of control

Looking at it spiritually, we know that Mr. Armstrong is the end-time spiritual David and also a descendant of David and Psalms 89:25 is actually the principle on how God has fulfilled Isaiah 16:5 of establishing the throne or government of God in this last end.

But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. (Psalms 89:24)

God is specifically fulfilling this promise to David through his descendant Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and through us, REMEMBRANCERS. God the fulfilled the Isaiah 16:5 prophecy through the establishment of the A.R.K. of God Foundation – “IN MY NAME SHALL HIS HORN BE EXALTED”! From the book, The Former Prophets: How to Become a King (page 64), Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote this concerning the phrase “exalt the horn” or the horn being exalted:

That is a direct, specific prophecy about Christ’s Second Coming!.. Then He will exalt His kings and rule this Earth… It is clearly a prophecy about Christ’s return…

Apparently through the A.R.K of God Foundation, God is giving the REMEMBRANCERS the honor to introduce Jesus Christ to this world!

I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. (Psalms 89:25)

God said that He will set David’s (or Mr. Armstrong’s) RULE, dominion and MINISTRY in the sea and in the rivers. And what does RIVER symbolize in the Bible?

Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4260 RIVERS AND STREAMS

The term river is used to refer to all kinds of watercourses, including wadis (dried-up desert river beds) and permanent rivers. It is also used symbolically to refer to things which threaten or overwhelm people and nations, such as invading nations, the peace of God and the Holy Spirit.

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/4260-rivers-streams

For emphasis, it says there that the symbol of RIVER may “refer to things which threaten or overwhelm people and nations, such as invading nations, the peace of God and the Holy Spirit.” This is very much the same as the prophecy in Isaiah 28:21 about God’s STRANGE WORK where Barnes Commentary stated (emphasis mine in bold): “The word ‘Perazim’ is from פרץ pârats, to tear, or break forth, as waters do that have been confined; and is INDICATIVE OF SUDDEN JUDGMENT, AND OF A COMPLETE OVERTHROW… it is here referred to, to denote that God would come forth in a sudden manner to destroy Jerusalem and Judea. He would come upon them like bursting waters…

So the word RIVER has got to do with God’s SUDDEN JUDGMENT AND OF A COMPLETE OVERTHROW of His own people during the Laodicean era kingdom and it has to be in the context of His SIGNET (Haggai 2:20-23). This is the same commission that God gave to His TWO WITNESSES:

Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, THERE STOOD OTHER TWO, THE ONE ON THIS SIDE of the bank of the river, and THE OTHER ON THAT SIDE of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. (Daniel 12:5-7)

God inspired the word “RIVER” in these prophecies which “is INDICATIVE OF SUDDEN JUDGMENT, AND OF A COMPLETE OVERTHROW” by God using His TWO WITNESSES. But did you know that there is also a physical dimension to that prophecy which is part of the mystery of the FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES being fulfilled in this last end? To know more about it, let us consider a brief history of a tribe in the Philippines:

Warriorship and spirituality in the Tagalog tribe

July 26, 2014 9:13 pm

by Perry Gil S. Mallari FIGHT Times Editor

The Tagalogs are members of an ethnic group inhabiting the central part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines… “The word taga meant a native inhabitant, and tagalog was apparently a contraction of taga ilog, river dweller, presumably in distinction from taga bundok, mountain dwellers between Nagcarlan [Laguna] and Lamon Bay, though they spoke the same language,” wrote William Henry Scott on the etymology of the term Tagalog, in his book, Barangay: Sixteenth-Century Philippine Culture and Society.

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/warriorship-spirituality-tagalog-tribe/114382/

Let’s read from other sources:

  • Tagalog Origin

The origin of the Tagalogs is still disputed and speculation among linguists that the ancestors of the Tagalogs originated from their cultivating homeland or what is now Taal, Batangas, or from northeastern Mindanao or eastern Visayas (according to linguists such as Dr. David Zorc and Dr. Robert Blust) where their closer linguistic kinsmen (the Visayans) dwelled. The primary centers of Tagalog civilization were based in riverine deltas, especially those in what are now Manila, Taal in Batangas, Pila in Laguna, and scattered townships along Manila Bay…

 (I)t is widely accepted that the term Tagalog came from the word ‘Taga-Ilog’ o river dwellers, (referring to the Pasig River of former Rizal province towns and Manila),

Source: http://philreview.blogspot.com/2008/07/tagalog-origin.html

  • Tagalog people

The Tagalog are a major ethnic group in the Philippines. They form a majority in Manila, Marinduque and southern Luzon, and a plurality in Central Luzon and the islands of Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon.

The name Tagalog comes from either the term tagá-ilog, which means ‘people living along the river’, or another term, tagá-alog, which means ‘people living along the ford’ (the prefix taga- meaning “coming from” or “native of”)

(A “ford” is shallow place in a body of water, such as a river, where one can cross by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle.)

The Tagalog are part of the Austronesian migration from Taiwan into the Philippines at around 4000 BCE. (Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific: An Encyclopedia by James B. Minahan. This is way before the Spaniards came here in 1521, and even way before Solomon’s Temple was built in 970-964 BCE)

The earliest written record of the Tagalog is a 9th-century document known as the Laguna Copperplate Inscription which is about a pardon of debt on behalf of the ruler of Tagalog Tondo. Contact with the rest of Southeast Asia led to the creation Baybayin later used in the book Doctrina Cristiana which is written by the 16th century Spanish colonizers.

The Tagalog played an active role during the Philippine Revolution and many of its leaders were either from Manila or surrounding provinces. The Katipunan once intended to name the Philippines as “Katagalugan” or the Tagalog Republic.

Tagalog settlements are found on riverbanks, specifically near the delta and the “wawa” or the mouth of the river.

The traditional clothing of the Tagalog, the Barong Tagalog, is the folk costume of the Philippines.

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

The whole chapter 12 of the book of Daniel is all about the Book of Remembrance as stated in verse 1 and also about the TWO WITNESSES as written in verses 5 through 7. Notice what they did as they stood by the river:

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. (Daniel 12:7)

Here’s what Gill Commentary wrote about this expression “when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven;”

the lifting up of the right hand is a gesture used in swearing, and the lifting up of both hands is either for the greater solemnity of the action, or with respect to the two …that stood one on one side of him, and the other on the other, that both might be eyewitnesses of this solemn affair; though lifting up both hands is often a prayer gesture, and there may be a mixture of both in this action, of both praying and swearing; Christ, as the High Priest, intercedes for his church and people, that their faith fail not till the end of their troubles comes:

Whereas Jamieson Fausset Brown Commentary has this to say:

Usually the right hand was held up in affirmation as an appeal to heaven to attest the truth (Deuteronomy 32:40; Revelation 10:5-6);. Here both hands are lifted up for the fuller confirmation

Raising the right hand is like taking the oath when witnesses take the stand to offer testimony at trial in a courtroom. Same has been written about verse 7 for both Gill and JFB Commentaries, while at the same time, it may also show a prayer gesture. Notice how the Filipinos were Christianized by the Spaniards from the journal of Antonio Pigafetta:

Chapter XXXIV

On the last day of March, [March 31,1521 is Sunday which was] Easter, the Captain General had the priest prepare to say mass, and through the interpreter he sent a message to the king that he would not come ashore to dine with him, but to hear mass.

And for this reason the king sent him two slaughtered pigs. And when the time of the mass had come, about fifty unarmored men went ashore, in the finest dress that they had, and carrying their other arms. And before arriving in the launches, they had six bombards fired, as a sign of peace, and they jumped ashore. And the two kings embraced the Captain General, and they went in marching order up to the place of consecration, not far from the shore. And before the mass began, the Captain bathed the bodies of the two kings with musk water. At the offering of the mass, the kings went to kiss the cross just as they did, but they made no offering. At the elevation of the Host, they remained on their knees, and adored with clasped hands. And as the body of our Lord was elevated, all of the artillery was fired having been signaled from the land by muskets. And some of our men took communion. The Captain arranged a fencing match, which delighted the kings enormously. Then he had a cross brought with the nails and the crown, and at once they made a deep reverence. And through the interpreter they were told that this standard had been given to them by their lord the emperor. And for this reason everywhere they went they set up this sign. And that he wanted to set up one there, for their convenience, so that if any of our ships came, they would recognize by this cross that our men had been there, and that they would not do anything to displease them, nor to their goods, and if they took anything of theirs, by showing this sign, they would return it at once, and would let them go. And that it would be a good idea to put this cross at the top of the highest mountain, and adore it, and so they did. And that thunder, lightning, and tempest would not harm them in the least. And they thanked them very much, saying that they would gladly do all these things. Again the Captain had them asked if they were Moors or pagans, and what they believed in.

They replied that they did not worship in any other way than by RAISING THEIR JOINED HANDS TO THE SKY AND CALLING ON THEIR GOD ABBA. For which thing the Captain was overjoyed. And seeing this the THE FIRST KING RAISED HIS JOINED HANDS TO THE SKY…

Is this NOT a description of a people in the prophecy in Daniel 12:7? Even anciently, the Filipinos don’t worship MEN nor any IDOLS, they only worship their God, ABBA by RAISING THEIR JOINED HANDS TO THE SKY. This word “Abba” can be found in the Bible as an intimate name for God the Father.

  • And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6)
  • For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:14-15)
  • And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. (Mark 14:36)

Their ancestors most probably knew about this prophecy in Isaiah chapter 60 and they thought that it was the Spaniards whom God sent.

Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. (Isaiah 60:9)

This could be the reason they readily accepted the Roman Catholic religion thinking it was the same God whom they worship. But who could be the God of the Tagalog tribe?

Bathala

In ancient Tagalog theology, Bathala (or Batala) was the supreme being and the omnipotent creator of the universe… It was after the arrival of the Spanish missionaries on the Philippines in the 16th century that Bathala came to be identified as the Christian God, thus its synonymy with Diyos (God) or Dibino (Divine, e.g. Mabathalang Awa), according to J.V. Panganiban (Diksyunaryo-Tesauro Pilipino-Ingles); in some Visayan languages Bathala also means God.

Pre-Christianity

An excerpt from the Boxer Codex (1590b, 367) about Bathala according to the “heathen” Tagalogs:

“They said that this god of theirs was in the air before there was heaven or earth or anything else, that he was ab eterno (from eternity) and not made or created by anybody from anything, and that he alone made and created all that we have mentioned simply by his own volition because he wanted to make something so beautiful as the heaven and earth, and that he made and created one man and one woman out of the earth, from whom have come and descended all the men and their generations that are in the world.”

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

Even before the Spaniards came, this Gentile people from the far east were worshipped only the TRUE GOD who created the whole universe. From this group of people, God has fulfilled the prophecy about the Book of Remembrance to be written in this last end. (Malachi 3:16; Daniel 12:1)

Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. (Daniel 12:5)

Now, does this prophecy in verse 5 really point us to those TWO that is STANDING BY in Daniel 12 who came from a people who has been known as river dwellers or TAGA-ILOG or most popularly known as TAGALOG?

I will set his hand (referring to a type of David who is Mr. Armstrong) also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. (Psalms 89:25)

They are from the ISLES OF THE SEA and they are from a people known as RIVER DWELLERS or TAGA-ILOG or TAGALOG, yet they are from God’s sacred tent of Mr. Armstrong who is also a descendant of King David!

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,… My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. (Psalms 89:3, 28-29)

Look at how merciful God is to His people:

If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (Psalms 89:30-37)

That is why those TWO that STOOD BY in Daniel 12 was raising their hands because they are affirming a faithful witness in heaven as promised by God to David and Mr. Armstrong that even if their children or followers forsake His law and keep not His commandments, He will still continue to establish His throne or His government among them – IN HIS MERCY SHALL THE THRONE BE ESTABLISHED!

THE LAWGIVER

Look again at the prophecy in Genesis 49:10. It reads, “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” From verse 1 of Genesis 49, we can understand that this entire passage is for the “last days”— the time we are living in now. So, in the last days, God said there would be a scepter, or a ruler on David’s throne, at the same time there is a lawgiver.

Concerning the scepter promise, we have always believed it refers to a kingly line that would rule from the time of David right up to the Second Coming of the Messiah. The scepter also refers to the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Verse 10 refers to a lawgiver from between Judah’s feet. The Companion Bible says this lawgiver comes “from between his feet,” which means he is to come from Judah’s descendants.

There is to be a scepter and a lawgiver in the “last days.” The lawgiver is a Jew who is here when Christ returns.

Source: p. 117, The Key of David

“The scepter also refers to the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ” – the spiritual aspect of the scepter or the throne is more important than the physical aspect because of its great implication – ETERNAL LIVES ARE AT STAKE! Notice the prophecy in Isaiah 66:1

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

What is more important is His THRONE or His RULE inside His Church! We know that this “lawgiver” during the Laodicean era points us to Mr. Gerald Flurry in this end-time after Mr. Armstrong died. Yet we have witnessed that Mr. Flurry became defiled as what God has shown us in his Key of David program about King Hezekiah’s bulla that he now promotes the Egyptian TWO-WINGED SUN GOD, Horus! The KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT has now been given to his son Stephen who ostentatiously lead the PCG to more VANITY, FALSEHOOD and ERROR!

In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. (Haggai 2:10-14)

The 24th day of the ninth month fell on December 7, 2015, the same time the prophecy about KEY TO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT has been made available online. The whole priesthood or ministry of the Philadelphia Church of God became UNCLEAN so what will God do? God cannot break what He promised that He will always have a lawgiver who will come from Judah’s descendants specifically from David’s:

This is the same twofold covenant referred to in Jeremiah 33:17-18: “For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want [or lack] a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel [the scepter promise]; Neither shall the priests the Levites want [or lack] a man [the lawgiver] before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually [a type of spiritual sacrifices].”

The coronation chair of the kingly line of the tribe of Judah continues to this day in Westminster Abbey in London.

God said in Genesis 49:10 that a lawgiver would parallel that scepter promise, which continues until Christ returns. Traditionally, we have believed this lawgiver to be Christ.

In principle, that is true. Christ always gives the law. He is the source. But notice, the scripture says this lawgiver would not depart from Judah’s feet “until Shiloh [Christ] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

Source: p. 118 The Key of David

Notice that the “lawgiver” will have to be a descendant of Judah and of Levi as well. That is a promise from God. One may ask: Can a Gentile be used by God in His Work? That is the mystery that the apostle Paul has been talking about – the FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES coming in (Romans 11:25-26). Is it possible that these Gentiles are also a descendant of David from the tribe of Judah and a descendant of Levi as well? Consider a news clip from the MANILA TIMES website:

Strong Philippines-Israel Friendship

February 28, 2014 11:46 pm

by Rick Ramos

Not many people know that there are the bonds that tie the special relationship between our country and that of Israel. In fact, there have been Jews in the Philippines prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in our shores in the mid-1500s. This is not surprising because Jews have been in diaspora for over a thousand years, reaching Iran and India.

According the book The Christianization of the Philippines published by the University of San Agustin in Manila in 1965, the Jews had already been in our country even before the Spanish times.  Don Pacheco Maldonado reported to the King of Spain in 1570: “The greater part of the inhabitants of Luzon are Muslims and Jews.

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/strong-philippines-israel-friendship/79211/

In God’s mercy, He established the throne or the SEAT OF HIS AUTHORITY among Gentile looking Jews and God the Father allowed His Son Jesus Christ to be brought forth and come in the flesh for this purpose: TO JUDGE, TO SEEK JUSTICE and TO BE PROMPT IN DOING RIGHTEOUSNESS – That is the commission of the REMEMBRANCERS. God’s THRONE has now been set up through His Two Witnesses and it’s here right now. It’s God’s kingdom in embryo. God has guaranteed that this kingdom will stand forever! This kingdom has started very small with the 2015 Mount Zion Dig as prophesied:

And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord‘s. (Obadiah 1:21)

Notice here the time sequence: when the work of the TWO WITNESSES began in Mount Zion (“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion”) on June 2015, then what happens NEXT? As it reads in the following thought, “and the kingdom shall be the Lord‘s” GOD ESTABLISHED HIS THRONE, HIS KINGDOM THROUGH THE REMEMBRANCERS IN MERCY with the A.R.K. of God Foundation on August 2015! Coincidence? Certainly NOT! But it was meticulously planned by God to fulfill the Isaiah 16:5 prophecy:

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. (Isaiah 16:5)

IN HIS MERCY, GOD ESTABLISHED HIS THRONE, HIS GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE REMEMBRANCERS TO JUDGE THE SPIRITUAL EDOMITES, TO SEEK JUSTICE AND TO HASTEN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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