Mount Zion Dig Thunders: “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!”

Mount Zion, Jerusalem

July 3, 2016, Sunday, 4:20 PM

In his latest Key of David episode scheduled for July 3, 2016 airing entitled “Archaeology Filled with Hope,” Mr. Gerald Flurry discussed how “Armstrong College has been involved in a Jerusalem archaeological dig for about a decade.” He even highlighted how the college helped Dr. Eilat Mazar uncover many items such as David’s palace, Solomon’s wall, Nehemiah’s wall, a Hezekiah bulla, and two bullae from the time of Jeremiah, and more.

Although everyone can see Mr. Gerald Flurry speaking in front of the camera, yet he has actually been esteemed as a potter’s clay in the hands of his own son Stephen. All the members inside the Philadelphia Church of God will be able to realize now or later that it is not Mr. Gerald Flurry who actually pulls the strings inside the Philadelphia Church of God now, but his very own son, Stephen with his fellows who really run the show. Now they have another great public spectacle to display with the new Key of David episode.

But one may wonder how Stephen had the effrontery and the guts to broadcast this episode “Archaeology Filled with Hope” during this precise moment when the fact of the matter is, they don’t have an archaeological dig this summer of 2016 here in Jerusalem!

The PCG was even hoping to find one in Jerusalem this summer, yet they found none except the Mount Zion dig which the Remembrancers have already participated in for the second year in a row now.

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They can only find ONE archaeological dig here in the old city of Jerusalem this summer and that would be, the Mount Zion dig. Stephen never stops at molding his own father like a clay in his hand by swaying him to discuss this topic about archaeology in Jerusalem. He and his cohorts are even making a fool out of the people that they have a new article entitled, “Archaeology Thunders ‘Behold Your God,” but there’s no contents in it. What a pathetic condition seeing Mr. Gerald Flurry descending into this pitiful condition of not knowing his real stature in God’s eyes because of what his son has done unto him and God’s Church.

The days of punishment have come, the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred. The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim, the people of my God, yet a fowler’s snare is on all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gib′e-ah: he will remember their iniquity, he will punish their sins. (Hosea 9:7-9, RSV)

Now the days of punishment have come as prophesied by Hosea because of their whoring after strange gods like Astarte (Mother’s Day), Baal (Irish dance) and Molech (cremation) and for those reasons, God remembers their iniquity. They are now inside the bird trap that God had set up. How can we be sure as to whom this prophecy is really directed to?

Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Hearken, O house of the king! For the judgment pertains to you; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. (Hosea 5:1, RSV)

As indicated in this prophecy, it is specifically addressed to the Philadelphia Church of God ministry, the whole Church membership in Edmond, Oklahoma with emphasis on the house of the king or the family of Mr. Gerald Flurry which points us to Stephen who left his Regional office in Mizpah, Jerusalem. God’s judgment pertains to him and his fellows who became spiritual Edomites by leaving Jerusalem which the Eternal has chosen. (Zechariah 3:1-2, 8).

The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Ephraim shall stumble in his guilt; Judah also shall stumble with them. (Hosea 5:5, RSV)

With the new Key of David episode, “Archaeology Filled with Hope,” the Philadelphia Church of God in Edmond, Oklahoma PRIDE themselves of how their college helped Dr. Eilat Mazar “uncover many items such as David’s palace, Solomon’s wall, Nehemiah’s wall, a Hezekiah bulla, and two bullae from the time of Jeremiah, and more.” But as the prophecy unfolds in verse 5, it shows how spiritual Israel’s (PCG’s) pride through that latest Key of David episode will testify to their face and how it will serve as an evidence that would declare and made known to the public who is doing the work of God in Jerusalem today.It is a very strong testimony to show every one who has God’s favor now in this last end.

GOD’S FAMILY GOVERNMENT ON MOUNT ZION

In the past we have been taught how Micah chapter 4 is a prophecy for the coming Millennium. It is usually being quoted during each Feast of Tabernacles to picture the Wonderful World Tomorrow. But does God really meant it to be that way?

But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. (Micah 4:1)

The word “last” in Strong’s is H319 which can also mean the “last end” and that would be specifically pertaining to our time right now before Christ’s Second Coming and we will prove that later.

As for the word “mountain,” it is a symbol of government as written by Mr. Gerald Flurry in his Daniel Unsealed At Last! booklet; while the word “house” in Strong’s Concordance can also mean “family”

The word “establish” in Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon:

  • To be set up
  • To be prepared, be ready
  • Make ready

In Strong’s Concordance it means:

  • To be confirmed
  • Make ready, make preparation, prepare self
  • Ordain
  • Set aright

So verse 1 can be read this way:

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the GOVERNMENT of the FAMILY of God shall BE SET UP, BE PREPARED, BE MADE READY, BE ORDAINED, BE CONFIRMED, SET ARIGHT in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.”

God has set aright His government through His Remembrancers as prophesied in Isaiah 16:5 and ordained it to become Mount Paran which means His government in the wilderness. Now His Remembrancers conducting their very first Sabbath service on top of Mount Zion is the beginning of the fulfillment of prophecy in Micah chapter 4!

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Now notice the thought, “it shall come to pass” which means, it shall happen, it shall transpire, it shall occur. Is this not what has come to pass in this part of the globe to fulfill this specific prophecy in Micah 4?

IT SHALL BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS

Now notice how God has established His FAMILY NAME there in the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park as prophesied

And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. (1 Kings 11:36)

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The new stone plaque in A Children’s Playground bears God’s name on it, even the name of His signet (Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong) and the name of His Remembrancers. And while we posted it last June 12, coinciding with the Feast of Pentecost (or the Shavuot among the Jews) and the Philippine Independence Day, then look at what just happened last June 23, 2016: The Remembrancers’ had a courtesy call with the Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial and Consul General Pamela Durian-Bailon in their Tel Aviv office here in Israel.

Courtesy call of the Remembrancers from Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial in his Tel Aviv office

Then what has just transpired this June 29, 2016, Wednesday at 12:20 PM, God’s Remembrancers had a courtesy visit with the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat together with Dr. James Tabor of the Mount Zion Dig and Ms. Ariella Bernstein of Jerusalem Foundation.

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Now, don’t be surprised if the next big thing to occur would be a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. God is exalting His FAMILY GOVERNMENT above the hills! Have you not witnessed that prophecy being fulfilled before your eyes in this last end?

AND PEOPLE SHALL FLOW UNTO IT

Here is how Strong’s Concordance defined the word “people” H5971 (‘am) in Micah chapter 4:

From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock

Let’s consider the root word H6004 ‘amam (aw-mam)

  • To overshadow (by huddling together)

Huddle in the dictionary means

  • to arrange carelessly or hurriedly
  • to come together to talk about something privately
  • to hold a consultation
  • a private discussion or meeting

Putting the definitions together, it appears that this “people” being mentioned here in Micah 4 is described as a congregated unit, a flock, specifically a tribe as those of Israel which we know pertains to the Philadelphia Church of God. In the definitions, this congregated unit from the PCG has arranged carelessly and hurriedly to come to Jerusalem as what the Twitter message of one PCG member suggests:

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Consider this: The Remembrancers posted the photos of the new plaque in the Children’s Playground and the Mount Zion Dig last June 12, 2016 then a week later on June 19, we saw 15 people from the PCG Edmond Oklahoma hurriedly came to Jerusalem. To do what?

As defined by Strong’s Concordance, this people flowing into Jerusalem has come together to talk about something privately, they came here to hold a consultation, a private discussion or meeting concerning “All this talk about Jerusalem recently.” But what is God trying to show us here in this prophecy? Let’s read from Barnes Commentary:

Verse 1

But (And) in the last days it shall come to pass – God‘s promises, goodness, truth, fail not. He withdraws His Presence from those who receive Him not, only to give Himself to those who will receive Him. Mercy is the sequel and end of chastisement. Micah then joins on this great prophecy of future mercy to the preceding woe, as its issue in the order of God‘s Will. “And it shall be.” He fixes the mind to some great thing which shall come to pass; “it shall be.” Then follows, in marked reference to the preceding privations, a superabundance of mercy. For “the mountain of the house,” which should be as a forest and which was left unto them desolate, there is “the mountain of the Lord‘s house established;” for the heap of dust and the plowed field, there is the flowing-in of the Gentiles; for the night and darkness, that there shall be no vision, there is the fullness of revelation; for corrupt judgment, teaching, divining, a law from God Himself going forth through the world;

This prophecy in Micah 4 is all about God’s mercy in the context of the WOE. And we know that we are now in the SECOND WOE of Revelation chapter 9. So there are two meanings for the word “people” in the thought “and people shall flow unto it.” As it says in Barnes, “there is the flowing-in of the Gentiles; for the night and darkness, that there shall be no vision, there is the fullness of revelation;

The word “flow” in Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon means:

  • to shine, beam, light, burn, be radiant

So there are two types of people flowing into Jerusalem, one has the light to shine, that is, the light of the Gentiles flowing or radiating with the fullness of revelation, while the other is being burned because of the radiance from that light.

It’s like the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. People flowed unto that showdown between the priests of Baal and the original Elijah as written in 1 Kings 18

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (1 Kings 18:21)

God wants to know who among His people have learned the lessons of the seven Church eras that Jesus Christ constantly moves His lamp from era to era until this last final stage in His plan this time using A Book of Remembrance to know who really serves Him and who serves Him not.

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (Malachi 3:16-18)

It’s all about knowing whom God is using! It’s really not about the identity of the messenger but what really matters is the MESSAGE. People has to know who really serves God and who does not. The people has to discern between the righteous and the wicked. It has always been that theme for every Church era

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. (Revelation 1:10-11)

Notice carefully that this whole vision of the seven Church eras is in context of the Day of the Lord. Consider this, the seven Churches in the first century were located in Asia Minor that is in Turkey which means that every era eventually became Edomites at the end as they sold their birthright for a bowl of soup just like what happened in recent Church history with the PCG through Stephen Flurry’s decision to move out of Jerusalem.

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. (Revelation 1:12-13)

Jesus Christ has always been right there in the midst of each Church era. And as an era falls away at the end, He moves the lamp to a remnant then start another era until it reaches the final era and culminates to this vision in Revelation chapter 14

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads… These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. (Revelation 14:1, 4)

God’s firstfruits are described as those who follow the Lamb, Jesus Christ wherever He goes and put His lamp in. Now notice here carefully in verse 1 that Jesus Christ will be standing together with the 144,000 resurrected saints ON THE MOUNT ZION! Not in the Ophel Mound nor on any surrounding mountains of Jerusalem. And in the midst of those firstfruits, a great multitude of Gentile converts will be found:

After (it should be AMIDST or AMONG) this (144,000 firstfruits) I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (Revelation 7:9)

Now let’s continue with the prophecy in Micah 4 to see what the result of what the Remembrancers are doing here now in Jerusalem:

And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Micah 4:2)

The word “law” in BDB can also mean, “direction, instruction” while the word “word” in Strong’s can also mean “work

All the people of the world whether from the PCG and other COG groups will come to notice where God is currently working with. They will know where He has given His government (“the mountain of the Lord”). They will acknowledge “the house of the God of Jacob” – the A.R.K. of God Foundation to be where God is working with and they will say, “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the direction and instruction shall go forth of Zion, and the work of the Lord from Jerusalem.

This prophecy in Micah 4 clearly shows where God’s work can be found in this last end. People around the world will be able to know whom God is using to do His work in this last end. And what will be the result?

And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:3)

This verse is usually being read during the Feast of Tabernacles to picture the Millennium but we will have a totally different perspective if we will read its parallel scriptures in Isaiah chapter 2

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:2-4)

Now if we read in verse 1 to whom this prophecy is directed to:

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1)

Now let us drop down to verse 12 to see what the context of this prophecy really is.

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: (Isaiah 2:12)

The whole vision of this prophecy is all about the Day of the Lord and not the Millennium as previously thought!

But some of those ministers and members in the PCG will think of us this way. Remember that this prophecy is concerning Judah (PCG congregations around the world) and Jerusalem (PCG headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma) as written in verse 1. So in verse 6 we can read

Therefore thou (referring to the PCG) hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob (the Remembrancers), because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. (Isaiah 2:6)

Those in the PCG will think of the Remembrancers as soothsayers and they don’t consider the prophecy that God has given us as such.

Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:  (Isaiah 2:8)

Notice the word “ALSO” which indicates that they are comparing the Remembrancers’ land with theirs “in the same manner”as Edstone which is a Kingdom of the Hwicce (or Witches). They tell the members about the background of our country that we are the third largest Catholic country in the world (after Brazil and Mexico) that worships idols.

And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. (Isaiah 2:9)

The PCG ministers think that even if we repent, we should not be brought back or invited back into the PCG fold. But what does God have to say unto them:

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. (Isaiah 2:10-16)

We already know who those ships of Tarshish are in prophecy as expounded in one of our articles, “Mount Zion Stands Most Beautiful

Tarshish (H8659): (as the region of the stone, or the reverse)

Tarshish means the REGION OF THE STONE! It does refer to EDSTONE in Warwickshire, England! The ships of Tarshish can also refer in modern times to the FLEET OF EDSTONE, which points us directly to the last end Joshua, Stephen Flurry and his fellows, and to those Church members who support the work in Edstone.

In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. (Isaiah 2:20-21)

Verse 21 shows where the PCG ministers and members will be going – TO THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK! They trust in the physical rock in Petra for their protection more than they should have trusted the ROCK of their salvation, Jesus Christ. This is the same prophecy with that of Obadiah specifically aimed for spiritual Edom (Stephen) and his followers:

The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? (Obadiah 1:3)

The loftiness and haughtiness of these spiritual Edomites shall be brought low by God because He wanted God’s people to look to Him alone and not to any puny man.

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day… Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of? (Isaiah 2:17, 22)

That is the purpose of this prophecy in Isaiah 2 and Micah 4 –  for “the Lord ALONE TO BE EXALTED in that day” – in this last end. Everyone has to cease in trusting any man, we must all finally learn how to trust God ONLY!

ARCHAEOLOGY FILLED WITH HOPE

Mr. Gerald Flurry introduced the latest Key of David episode, “Archaeology Filled with Hope” citing the involvement of Armstrong College in a Jerusalem archaeological
dig for about a decade with Dr. Eilat Mazar, then he diverted his focus on the two bullae of the two princes who had confrontation with Jeremiah – Gedaliah and Jehucal

But Jeremiah recorded one of these confrontations, and of all things, mentioned two princes in particular that he had confrontations with, and that was Jehucal, son of Shalamiah, and Gedeliah, son of Pashur, those two princes. Now, those are the two where we have found the two bullae of those two princes with their names, and just in an archaeological dig.

Take note that those two princes who confronted Jeremiah have some lofty positions in King Zedekiah’s Judean rule. By looking deeply at the meanings of their names and understanding its significance today, we can actually know who their spiritual counterparts are in this last end.

Gedaliah (H1436) in Strong’s Concordance: From H1431 and H3050

H1431 (gadal)

  • to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful
  • to magnify oneself

Jehucal (H3201) in Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon:

  • to prevail, overcome, endure, have power
  • to be able to gain or accomplish, be able to endure, be able to reach
  • prevail over or against, overcome, be victor

For emphasis, Gedaliah’s name means to BECOME GREAT or IMPORTANT, MAKE POWERFUL and TO MAGNIFY ONESELF. Who can better fit the description? Who else but Stephen Flurry by having MAGNIFIED HIMSELF over his father; while Jehucal’s name means, to PREVAIL OVER or AGAINST, BE VICTOR which reminds us of how Brad Macdonald PREVAILED OVER or AGAINST Matthew Robinson in getting his spot of being the Regional Director of UK, Europe. Brad was also ABLE TO GAIN the Edstone campus in Britain after that thus BECOMING THE VICTOR over it and he ACCOMPLISHED to HAVE the POWER like a prophet by writing “The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecybooklet

Little did Mr. Gerald Flurry know that those two Judean princes are being fulfilled in this last end by his own son Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald. That’s the main reason God allowed those two clay seal impressions to be exhibited right there in their midst to  serve as a witness against those two and their followers. Now, Stephen and his fellows are preparing the minds of the people inside the PCG to EMBRACE CONFRONTATION which brings us to the prophecy in Micah chapter 4 concerning THE REAL ARCHAEOLOGY FILLED WITH HOPE.

And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:3)

This is actually connected with Obadiah’s prophecy

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)

In God’s eyes, those who went up, participated and even supported the Mount Zion dig are called SAVIORS. Yes, they are considered by God as saviors (i.e., in the plural form) and through their participation in that Jerusalem dig, they also become a part of witnessing for God in His judgment against the spiritual Edomites who left the Jerusalem work. That is how ARCHAEOLOGY CAN FILL US WITH HOPE through the fulfillment of Obadiah’s prophecy in the latter part of the verse – “and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares.”

Let us understand what the word “sword” means:

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:17; see also Hebrews 4:12)

It says in the prophecy that the SWORD has to be turned into PLOWSHARES, but what does it really mean? To better understand, let’s read from one of our booklets, The Ark of the Covenant, Found at Last!

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL EXCAVATION

During the 2015 Mount Zion Dig, two of the REMEMBRANCERS did some physical digging to fulfill the duality of the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9. We were even hoping to find the physical ark of the covenant during that dig and we were so sure that we would, nevertheless, God gave more new revelations in Jerusalem as He continued to pour in His Spirit to His servants as they also did some SPIRITUAL EXCAVATION. It was there in Mount Zion where God gave this small insignificant group the name, REMEMBRANCERS. Well, anyway, we have been encouraged by God’s apostle, Mr. Gerald Flurry to do some spiritual digging to better understand God’s prophecies:

Chapters 8 through 11 in Ezekiel are all one vision. I believe it is one of the most important visions in the Bible for us in this end time. It talks about the failure of God’s Church in some striking detail. It also tells us how we can conquer the god of Ezekiel 28.

If we are to understand these chapters, we must do some spiritual digging. (from Ezekiel booklet, page 47)

Let’s do some spiritual digging and understand where we are now in prophecy:

The Image of Jealousy

The vision of Ezekiel 8 and 9 is about Christ and His wife—God’s Church—with the main focus on the end time. In Ezekiel 8:3, Christ is being provoked to jealousy because His Church is committing adultery with another god like Tammuz (verse 14).

Christ gets jealous when His wife turns to another god—Satan, “the image of jealousy.” Christ is very jealous when His wife, or the Church, commits adultery! (The vision of Ezekiel 16 is also about Christ and His wife, with the main focus on the end time.)…

The very fact that Christ is jealous tells us this verse is referring to His wife—the Church of God—not a false church. God’s own Church is sinning and provoking Christ to jealousy. A man gets jealous if his wife turns to another man in lust, and Christ gets jealous when His wife turns to another god! Christ wouldn’t be jealous if this church wasn’t His Bride—His own Church! And she is turning to another god. She is committing spiritual adultery.

False religions of this world have never been God’s Bride. He is not jealous of them. He is only jealous of His own Church that is turning its back on Him!…

So much evil went on in the sanctuary, it simply drove God out from being able to dwell there. If we don’t fight for God’s rights, then He just allows that fallen archangel to conquer God’s own Church.

God goes “far” from His sanctuary—a type of His Church. He couldn’t tolerate such ghastly evil. God leaves because of the abominable image of jealousy! So we see it is prophesied that God would actually leave the physical location of His Church in this end time. So it is not strange for God’s faithful people to leave with Him! It is strange that some of God’s people don’t leave the Laodicean Church with Him!

This is the way it happened in the Ephesus Church (Revelation 2:5). It’s nothing new for us to have to do the same—leave the physical presence of a sinning church. This has happened throughout the history of God’s true Church! As God’s people turn away from His truth in this end time, God leaves the physical location where He once resided with them. This is a tragedy of staggering magnitude! What is a church without God’s leadership? It is a church headed for disaster…

God went far away from His temple because of the evil. If God goes far away, His people ought to follow! People may think they can take on Satan by themselves, but they are terribly wrong. If Church members want to be casual in their religion, they will not last long. These verses show a takeover by a very evil being! The people were acting “to drive me far from my sanctuary,” says the Revised Standard Version, and God is allowing that to happen.

Could there be anything worse than that? Verse 6 concludes, “but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.” The evil just keeps getting greater and greater…

“And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door” (verses 7-8). God wants us to fight for Him and vindicate His rights, but it is going to involve some digging. We must do our part. The more we dig spiritually, the more God will reveal to us individually and collectively.

We must look at these verses spiritually. (pp. 48-49, Ezekiel booklet)

Again as we kept on digging spiritually through the years, God gave us His spiritual treasure in this last end – His precious truth and new revelations which He encapsulated in the Book of Remembrance.

The spiritual plowshare is actually the Book of Remembrance! We are now TURNING THE SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES spiritually and even literally as we shall see! That is what God used in digging the IRON WALL:

Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a DOOR… Then he brought me to the DOOR of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the INNER COURT of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the DOOR of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about FIVE AND TWENTY MEN, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. (Ezekiel 8:8, 14-17)

The prophecy about the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 in the INNER COURT from the house of spiritual Judah even has a tangible object to prove from which Church of God they can be found. Mr. Gerald Flurry explained in his latest Key of David program:

Well, let me just read you a little quick quote from Dr. Mazar. She talked about “So many people in the world appreciate historical sources from the Bible, including the New Testament. …If it’s something tangible,” she said, “it’s easy for people to believe, but they have no idea that sometimes lots of it can really be SEEN and be TOUCHED.” That’s tangible! I mean you can see these bullae.

The Hezekiah bulla with “a TWO-WINGED SUN, with wings turned downward, flanked by two ankh symbols” is a TANGIBLE evidence of the veracity of the prophecy in Ezekiel 8 of how the 25 PCG ministers”worshipped THE SUN toward the east“and led the people into it.

Hezekiah's seal

Now if the people in the PCG would accept such truth and would want to join God’s Work through His Remembrancers, they will have to turn their SWORDS or their own understanding of the Bible into PLOWSHARES. They will have to accept the Book of Remembrance and they will have to dig spiritually!

God wants us to fight for Him and vindicate His rights, but it is going to involve some digging. We must do our part. The more we dig spiritually, the more God will reveal to us individually and collectively. We must look at these verses spiritually. (op. cit.)

and their spears into pruninghooks

Now let’s understand what the word “spear” means. In Strong’s Concordance it is from H2583

  • a lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent)

while the root H2583 in Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon can mean:

  • to encamp, lay siege against

Whle in Strong’s Concordance, it can also mean:

  • to encamp for siege

If we will look at it closely, the spear has got to do with the Ezekiel 4 siege and the NO CONTACT POLICY! And what will that SPEAR or SIEGE be turned into? It will be turned into a PRUNING KNIFE! What is that spiritual pruning knife all about?

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.John 15:1-2)

The word “purge” in Thayer’s Lexicon means

  • to prune trees and vines
  • to cleanse of filth, impurity
  • metaphorically from guilt, to expiate

In Strong’s Concordance it means:

  • to cleanse that is to specifically to prune
  • figuratively to expiate

Expiate in the dictionary means “To make amends or reparation for; atone for”

All of what the PCG has done with the NO CONTACT POLICY will be forgiven by God. In wrath He will remember mercy as it reads in Habakkuk chapter 3

O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. (Habakkuk 3:2)

From The Last End Book of Remembrance (pages 268-269 under Chapter 7: The Ezekiel 4 Siege)

In Habakkuk 3: 1, we can read: “A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.” Shigionoth in Strong’s concordance is; “shiggayown: H7692”, a dithyramb or a rambling poem. Its Hebrew root word “shagah: H7686”, means, TO SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE, make to wander, to stray. Could God’s Church sin through ignorance?

“And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty; When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.” (Lev. 4: 13-14, consider the whole chapter; 5:15; Num. 15:27).

And if anyone commits sin through ignorance, one must make atonement (v. 20).

That is how God will turn the SPEAR INTO A PRUNING KNIFE! God even has to make an atonement for it and this SHORT WORK is it! This work of the Remembrancers is God’s PRUNING KNIFE!

“nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

Once God’s people around the world have already seen whom God is working with, they will no longer have to use their SWORDS or their interpretation of the Bible against each other. Neither will they learn WAR anymore – no more debate who is who.

And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:3)

Now notice what the word “plowshares” in Strong’s Concordance means

  • a HOE or other digging implement

Is this not what we are using during the dig? A hoe? This indicates that even in a literal sense, that this prophecy in Micah chapter 4 has got to do with physical digging or excavation. And what does Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong said about this subject:

HOW are we Preparing the way for Christ’s Messianic coming? In three ways.

1) by proclaiming and publishing worldwide the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10). This we have been doing for 35 years, with constantly increasing and multiplying POWER!

2) by MAKING READY A PEOPLE for His coming! These are “THE ELECT” (Matthew 24:21-22) for whose sake God will save humanity alive! Otherwise “no flesh would be saved alive” in the great tribulation now almost upon us! THOUSANDS are being converted — their lives CHANGED — receiving Christ as Saviour, and receiving God’s Holy Spirit — every year.

And

3) something that even I did not realize until recently we were also commissioned to do — CLEAN UP THE FILTH AND RUBBLE in that area that was the original Jerusalem and City of David (actually several acres of ground — this is a MAJOR operation of excavation).

WHY is that Important? Because Christ has said HE WILL YET CHOOSE JERUSALEM, and make it the CAPITAL CITY OF THE WHOLE WORLD TOMORROW! Jesus is coming in all the supernatural POWER and GLORY to rule the world. His THRONE will be there. Do you not suppose it will be in the very spot He chose for DAVID’S THRONE? Jesus is TO SIT ON DAVID’S THRONE! Where was David’s throne? It was on this VERY SPOT WHERE WE ARE NOW CLEANING UP AND HAULING OFF THE RUBBLE OF CENTURY AFTER CENTURY OF ACCUMULATION! And even David is to be resurrected! That is the spot we are cleaning up! So there is a PHYSICAL preparing, as well as spiritual, in PREPARING THE WAY FOR MESSIAH’S COMING! Further, God says we are to shout, with amplified power, to the CITIES OF JUDAH the glad Message that the MESSIAH IS SOON COMING. This is leading to the opportunity to do this (Isaiah 40:1-11)

This very living CHRIST has drafted you and me — and we have VOLUNTARILY accepted this most serious mission of human history — to WARN this world — to PREPARE THE WAY for His coming! Yes, and to PREPARE A PEOPLE — the VERY ELECT — for whose sake He will SAVE humanity alive (Matthew 24:22).

Source: December 10, 1968 co-worker letter of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong

That’s why we are called saviors in Obadiah’s prophecy.

“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)

This what Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong has been telling the members in God’s Church during the Philadelphia era. From:

We are not called just for salvation. And if it is for salvation we wouldn’t have been called at all. You wouldn’t have been called at all just to get you into the kingdom. That’s not why you are called. You were called to become a student. You were called to learn how to save others. When God’s kingdom comes, when Jesus is sitting on the throne on this earth. Brethren you don’t get it. Why you ministers speaking as if they never heard of that. I’ve said this to some of them I don’t think our people understand that. Oh yes they do Mr. Armstrong. Oh no you don’t. Brethren you just don’t understand that.

We’re not called just to be the first ones to get into the kingdom of God. We’re called for a special mission, to become teachers. We’re not called to become some to go out and convert the world now. We are called to learn how in the resurrection we can be rulers and teachers to the Church and not to anyone but the Church. Jesus said if you overcome you’ll better be studying to be teachers if you overcome I will grant for you to sit with me on my throne and help me rule the world and teach the world. Jesus is a teacher and Jesus is a ruler. Revelation 5:10, we will be kings and priests and we shall rule on the earth. Brethren I don’t think you’ll ever learn that.

Source: Herbert W. Armstrong 1985 Pentecost sermon entitled, “Why the Firstfruits?

Mr. Armstrong said that we should LEARN HOW TO SAVE OTHERS. This is what the prophecy in Obadiah is all about – of becoming SAVIORS in the context of people coming up to Mount Zion to do God’s work. Let us now understand how the prophet Obadiah connects to our work today physically and spiritually. Let’s read from our article “God’s Remembrancers: A Lamp that Burns on Mount Zion

SET UP A WORK FOR SERVING GOD

The prophet Obadiah’s name was derived from two Hebrew words which is an active participle of H5647 and H3050; Here are the meanings of the first word in Strong’s Concordance:

abad H5647

A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, TILL, (causatively) enslave, etc.: – labour (-ing man), serve (-ing), (become) servants, do (service), till (-er), (set a) work.

Notice the name of Obadiah is in ACTIVE PARTICIPLE which means that when the full understanding of the revelation about his prophecy has been given, that it is ACTIVELY being fulfilled or PRESENTLY PROGRESSING.

One of the meanings of Obadiah’s name is TO SET A WORK. What specific work is God referring to in here? The answer is in the other meanings. Take a closer look at one of the original meanings from the dictionary:

TILL

(adjective) to work by plowing (i.e., to dig into or break up dirt, soil, land)

Obadiah’s name clearly indicates TO SET UP A DIG WORK FOR SERVING GOD! His name is a prophecy in itself! Another meaning of Obadiah is: TILLER OF GOD. We really have to literally TILL the soil in order TO SERVE God! Through this archaeological DIG WORK shall His name be magnified in the TERRITORY OF ISRAEL. This last end group has been commanded to DIG AGAIN in Jerusalem because the spiritual Edomites inside the PCG has turned their backs on Him.

God has commissioned His Remembrancers to SET UP A DIG FOR SERVING GOD. This is indeed ARCHAEOLOGY FILLED WITH HOPE. To further prove that, let’s read from one of our article entitled, “God’s Command to DIG AGAIN (2015 Mount Zion Excavation)

WORK ON MOUNT ZION

This is how God’s work in Mount Zion began. On April 24, 2015, God led this last end work to search for an archeological dig in Jerusalem, and He specifically pointed out the scheduled 2015 summer dig in Mount Zion, Jerusalem. You may ask, why Mount Zion? To fulfill the prophecy in Obadiah:

“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 the word “come up” in verse 21 which in Strong’s Concordance can also mean, “WORK.”

“And saviours shall WORK on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.

God specifically commanded THE WORK ON MOUNT ZION with a two-fold outcome:

  1. To JUDGE the spiritual Edomites inside His own Church who sold their birthright for a bowl of soup – the Edstone work.
  2. Notice that this WORK ON MOUNT ZION will directly result on the next thought – “and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s” – the Messiah, Jesus Christ will return and claim His kingdom…

From this WORK on Mount Zion, comes deliverance to those who will believe that God was the one who gave the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. More so, there will be a spiritual Jacob who will get the birthright from spiritual Esau, i.e., the Jerusalem work.

“But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” (verse 17)

The WORK ON MOUNT ZION is a work of delivering God’s people from sure destruction if they don’t repent toward Him and continue to blind themselves that everything is okay and there is no problem in God’s Church; That it is okay to practice cremation, to celebrate Mother’s Day and to perform Druidic Irish dance to worship Baal. God will cut off ANY TRACES of paganism inside His own Church:

“I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant (traces) of Baal (Irish dance) from this place, and the name of the Chemarims (pagan ministers) with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops (Astarte – Mother’s Day); and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham (cremation – Molech); And them that are turned back from the LORD (Edstone work); and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him (who ignore the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE).” (Zephaniah 1:4-6)

God made sure that the work of His TWO WITNESSES is still a part of the Elijah work so that just like the original Elijah, He ask this question among His people? “How long halt ye between two opinions?”

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a  word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.” (1 Kings 18:21-22)

God’s people will now have to choose between two opinions, if they will continue to follow Baal in the PCG through Irish dancing or will they follow the God of the end-time Elijah, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. The false PCG ministers were not able to bring any fire from heaven when Shane Granger and his contingent came to Jerusalem to suppress the FIRE FROM HEAVEN sent by the God of Elijah through His DOUBLE WONDERS – the Mount Zion dig and a partnership with Jerusalem Foundation to the rehabilitate the Children’s Playground. While as for the PCG, they don’t have any real work here in Jerusalem because God is not with them.

CONTROVERSY OF ZION

As the original Elijah has put an end to the controversy as to which God to follow, in this last end, there would be a SPIRITUAL COUNTERPART to it as prophesied in Zechariah chapter 14:

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (Zechariah 14 :1-2)

Let’s use the Interlinear Bible

GATHER

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
NASB Translation

AGAIN, BRINGBROUGHTBROUGHT TOGETHERPICKPUTPUT THEM ALL TOGETHERRECEIVEDSURELY ASSEMBLE, SURELY GATHERED, TAKE

ALL

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
NASB Translation
BOTH (2), COUNTRYSIDE* WHOLEHEARTED*

NATIONS

NASB Translation
every nation (2), GENTILES (1)

AGAINST

Strong’s Concordance

H413 “el”: TO, INTO, TOWARDS

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
NASB Translation
according (4), among (3), among* (1), because (5), concerning (31), regarding (1), toward (75), VISIT (1), within (1).

BATTLE in the dictionary means:

  • to struggle in order to achieve something
  • a protracted (DRAW OUT) CONTROVERSY or struggle:

To draw out the controversy

  • For I will BRING WHOLEHEARTED Gentiles TO Jerusalem TO STRUGGLE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING.
  • For I will PICK WHOLEHEARTED Gentiles CONCERNING Jerusalem TO DRAW OUT THE CONTROVERSY. 
  • For I will BRING TOGETHER WHOLEHEARTED Gentiles TO VISIT Jerusalem TO DRAW OUT THE CONTROVERSY.
  • For I will SURELY ASSEMBLE ALL Gentiles TOWARDS Jerusalem TO DRAW OUT THE CONTROVERSY.

What battle or controversy is being mentioned here?

For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the CONTROVERSY OF ZION. (Isaiah 34:8)

The Day of the Lord is the year of recompences for the CONTROVERSY OF ZION or God’s Church which is all about God choosing Jerusalem.

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? (Zechariah 3:1-2)

Their iniquity revolves around verse 2 which is what the controversy is all about. It’s all about the Eternal has chosen Jerusalem vision.

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch. (Zechariah 3:8)

Joshua and his fellows, that is Stephen Flurry and his fellow minsters that comprise the 25 men of Ezekiel who turned their backs on God are called the MEN OF SIGNS

“and the city shall be taken,”

TAKEN is from the Hebrew word “LAKAD” H3920. In Strong’s Concordance it means “to capture, SEIZE, take”

Seize in the dictionary means:

To lay claim to for oneself or as one’s right:

So the thought “and the city shall be taken,” can also be rendered this way: “AND THE CITY SHALL BE CLAIMED FOR GOD’S RIGHT

“the houses rifled,”

RIFLED is “shasas” (H8155) which can also mean to spoil, PLUNDER

plunder in the dictionary means:

  1. to steal (valuables, goods, sacred items, etc) from (a town, church, etc) by force, esp in time of war; loot
  2. to rob or steal (choice or desirable things) from (a place):
  3. the act of plundering; pillage
  4. anything taken by plundering or theft; booty

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered (allowed or permitted) his house to be broken up. (Matthew 24: 42-43)

God’s REMEMBRANCERS has come suddenly like a thief in the night.

Behold, I will send my messenger (Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong), and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall SUDDENLY come to his templeeven the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)

Christ coming in the flesh through His two messengers of the covenant has come suddenly to His temple or Church. God used those two to take from the PCG the Jerusalem work because the drunkards of Ephraim are so intoxicated with their too much pride and vanity, thus their Laodicean house, the Philadelphia Church of God is now being broken up.

Now it is even noteworthy to say that the Remembrancers participated in an archaeological excavation in Mount Zion where we are on the top of the HOUSE of Caiaphas and Annas, the high priests enemy of Jesus Christ.

the houses rifled

rifled H8155 also means to SPOIL, plunder

SPOIL can also mean items or material discarded or rejected as useless or worthless; trash or rubbish removed from an EXCAVATION.

This is specifically referring to the Mount Zion Dig that the Remembrancers have participated in last year and this summer of 2016. So there are two houses that had been rifled or spoiled –the PCG house and the palatial house of Annas and Caiaphas the high priests. The Remembrancers have also plundered on PCG’s claim to the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park. So what does the PCG felt about it?

and the women ravished

The woman

  • Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon: woman, WIFE,
  • Strong’s Concordance: WOMAN, ADULTERESS

Ravish in the dictionary can also mean:

To overwhelm with emotion;

“and the women ravished” – this can be read as “and the WIFE will be overwhelmed with emotion” or “the ADULTERESS will be overwhelmed with emotion” The woman is a symbol of the Church, so we can have this thought:

“the ADULTEROUS CHURCH will be overwhelmed with emotion”

This is what the PCG is feeling right at this very moment. They are now overwhelmed with emotion seeing the Remembrancers have a DOUBLE WONDER in Jerusalem – the Mount Zion dig and the Children’s Playground in their purse while they have NONE! And this can be proven in the Song of Songs booklet written by Mr. Gerald Flurry (emphasis mine).

AN ADULTEROUS WOMAN

This book begins, “The song of songs, which is Solomon’s. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee” (Song of Songs 1:1-3).

This is talking about the Laodiceans. These people are married to Jesus Christ—yet they love Solomon’s way. They adore the wealth and the riches of this world, and that turns their hearts away from God.

Notice their confused thinking: “Draw me, we will run after thee [that is, after God]: the king [King Solomon] hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee [God]” (verse 4). This lady is mixing up the love for God and the love for Solomon or Solomon’s sinful way of life! The king brought her into his chambers, and she speaks as if there was nothing she could do about that, and that she can continue worshiping God in spite of this grievous sin. She justifies herself and acts as though she has done nothing wrong. But God finds her behavior unlawful and extremely offensive, and He won’t tolerate it!

Tragically, the Laodiceans don’t even comprehend how they failed to love God. They talk about love, but they are too double-minded to deeply love God! After all, if God’s wife is in Solomon’s chamber, that is serious adultery! How does God view His Bride when she is in Solomon’s chamber? That should be easy for a spiritual son of God to answer. But somehow that is okay with the Laodiceans. They can perceive that Christ isn’t doing a powerful work through them and that they’re not really accomplishing anything—but they act like that is Christ’s fault, not their own!

Source: Page 4 THE SONG OF SONGS

It is very clear that the PCG is being described here. The PCG members around the world is mixing up the love for God and the love for the last end Solomon, Mr. Gerald Flurry. God’s Church would rather choose to stay in Solomon’s chamber – the NO CONTACT POLICY chamber, than she would follow God. For emphasis, as Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote, “They can perceive that Christ isn’t doing a powerful work through them and that they’re not really accomplishing anything—but they act like that is Christ’s fault, not their own!” 

The PCG could not accept that she has been plundered by the Remembrancers which forced them to send Shane Granger and 14 others to Jerusalem on June 19 upon learning about the new plaque in the Children’s Playground bearing the name of God, His signet and His Remembrancers. The PCG would surely have felt like she has been stripped naked and raped with a confused feeling of what had just happened, she would definitely   have felt completely torn apart, ashamed and embarrassed of the unexpected situation they have gotten themselves into. And this is the reason behind the production of their latest Key of David episode bearing the subject of archaeology, even though they don’t have any excavation project this year, in order to appease their emotions temporarily.

Why did this happen to her? It’s because she committed whoredom in the context of God’s chosen land, Jerusalem and she knew full well about it.

THEY say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD… And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared notbut went and played the harlot also. And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredomthat she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. (Jeremiah 3:1, 8-9)

The PCG’s sin of ADULTERY is in the context of Jerusalem because she has chosen another land which is Edstone in Warwickshire, England. As Barnes Commentary wrote:

Verse 1

They say – Or, That is to say. The prophet has completed his survey of Israel‘s conduct, and draws the conclusion that as an adulterous wife could not be taken back by her husband, so Israel has forfeited her part in the covenant with God. Apparently the opening word, which literally means “to say,” only introduces the quotation in the margin.

Yet return again to meOr, “and thinkest thou to return unto me!” The whole argument is not of mercy, but is the proof that after her repeated adulteries, Israel could not again take her place as wife. To think of returning to God, with the marriage-law unrepealed, was folly.

The PCG “has forfeited her part in the covenant with God” so she “could not again take her place as wife.

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 3:20)

Since the PCG has dealt treacherously with God, her little sister has now taken her place in Jerusalem with the Mount Zion dig and the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park (Song of Songs 8:3-8). Thus this little sister of the PCG officially became the daughters of Jerusalem as attested by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat when he gave the LION OF JUDAH pins to the Remembrancers last June 29, 2016 (Wednesday).

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat giving the LION OF JUDAH pin

Lion of Judah pin given to the Remembrancers.png

Again, what could the PCG’s feeling be upon seeing such a sight in the social media that reaches the far ends of the earth ? “The ADULTEROUS CHURCH is overwhelmed with emotion

As a result of that, what will happen next? Continuing from the prophecy in Zechariah 14, the next event that will happen is that “half of the city shall go forth into captivity” (verse 2)

GO FORTH is H3318 “yatsa”

  • Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon: to go out, come out, bring out, lead out,
  • Strong’s Concordance: A primitive root; TO GO OUT, BREAK OUT, BRING OUT, PULL OUT, TAKE OUT

CAPTIVITY in Strong’s Concordance is H1473 “golah” meaning “EXILE”

Thus the thought “half of the city shall go forth into captivity” could mean that HALF OF THE PCG IN EDMOND OKLAHOMA SHALL BREAKOUT FROM THE CAPTIVITY OF THE EZEKIEL 4 SIEGE and become EXILES.

“the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city” – this is referring to those people in the PCG who will still choose to remain inside. Now paraphrasing Zechariah 14 using all the definitions, it can be read this way:

For I will BRING TOGETHER WHOLEHEARTED Gentiles TO VISIT Jerusalem TO DRAW OUT THE CONTROVERSY; AND THE CITY SHALL BE CLAIMED FOR GOD’S RIGHT, the PCG house shall be rifled or spoiled through the Mount Zion Dig and the Children’s Playground and the ADULTEROUS CHURCH will be overwhelmed with emotion because of that; HALF OF THE PCG IN EDMOND OKLAHOMA SHALL BREAKOUT FROM THE CAPTIVITY OF THE EZEKIEL 4 SIEGE and become EXILES but some members in the PCG will still choose to remain inside the Church.

We must remember that the context of this prophecy is all about the Day of the Lord and of taking away the spoil in the midst of God’s Church as what had precisely happened with the Children’s Playground – the Remembrancers took it from the PCG like a booty, i.e., a valuable property being seized by force:

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. (Zechariah 14:1)

That is how God settles the CONTROVERSY OF ZION during the Day of the Lord. (Isaiah 34:8)

And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them. They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions. (Hosea 5:5-7)

The pride of the PCG ministers in Edmond Oklahoma is now testifying to their faces, therefore resulting to their prophesied fall together with the Ephraimite ministers who supports the Edstone work in England , even the PCG congregations around the world will have to fall with them because every one has been found guilty before God in leaving the Jerusalem work. And within ONE MONTH, God has began devouring the portions of the PCG starting June 12, 2016 (Pentecost) with the Children’s Playground.

MOUNT ZION DIG THUNDERS: BEHOLD YOUR GOD!

Look at what God has done so far with His Remembrancers: We are not even a year old as a foundation, yet He was able to accomplish such a marvelous and a wonderful work in Jerusalem which we are involved with – the Mount Zion dig and a partnership with Jerusalem Foundation to beautify the Children’s Playground. A DOUBLE WONDER indeed!

We started with very humble beginnings (Zechariah 4:10), but God made sure it will not stay that way. He has to exalt this SHORT WORK above the hills (Romans 9:28; Micah 4:1). He has embedded in our minds that His work can only be done “not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). And we are commissioned to finish what the end time Zerubbabel has started:

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)

We are now being prepared for the most wonderful conclusion to God’s last end work: to bring forth the Headstone, Jesus Christ! (Zechariah 4:7) It began with the meetings with the Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial and with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

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In our meeting with the Mayor of Jerusalem last June 29, 2016, we were accompanied by one of the Mount Zion dig directors, Dr. James Tabor who happens to be a former professor of the Greek and Hebrew language in the Ambassador College when Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong was alive. He said he was also a part of the Ambassador Diggers in the Temple Mount excavations in the 1970’s which was directed by Dr. Benjamin Mazar (Dr. Eilat Mazar’s grandfather). He vividly recalled how Mr. Armstrong explained that only through archaeology by digging up the dirt and the rubbles in Jerusalem that God’s people can physically prepare for the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. By the way, Dr. Tabor have some difficulty in walking which would bring us to a prophecy concerning that:

In that day, saith Jehovah, will I assemble that which is lame, and I will gather that which is driven away, and that which I have afflicted; and I will make that which was lame a remnant, and that which was cast far off a strong nation: and Jehovah will reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth even for ever. (Micah 4:6-7, ASV)

“In that day” meaning, it is referring to our time right now in this last end, and this prophecy is coming to pass before our eyes. This is another indication that the prophecy in Micah chapter 4 is not in the context of the Millennium since there is still lame being mentioned here. In the World Tomorrow, there won’t be any sickness nor any frailties or diseases, so the time setting has to be in our time right now in this last end, specifically, the Day of the Lord (Isaiah 2:1-3, 12). Dr. Tabor, and two of the Remembrancers who went up to Mount Zion have some difficulty in walking or simply put, they can be considered as lames as described in Micah’s prophecy. Is it just a mere coincidence or is it a specific fulfillment of the prophecy in Micah chapter 4? Of course, the answer is quite obvious: God has planned it to be like that so “the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.” (Isaiah 2:11, 17)

But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:1-3)

Paraphrasing it as what we have discussed in the introduction we can read it this way:

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the GOVERNMENT of the FAMILY of God shall BE SET UP, BE PREPARED, BE MADE READY, BE ORDAINED, SET ARIGHT in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

“All the people of the world whether from the PCG and other COG groups will come to know where the God of Elijah is currently working with. They will know where He has established His government (“the mountain of the Lord”). They will finally acknowledge that “the house of the God of Jacob” – the A.R.K. of God Foundation is where God is working with in this last end and they will say, “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the direction and instruction shall go forth of Zion, and the work of the Lord from Jerusalem.

“And the Remembrancers shall judge among many people in the PCG around the world and rebuke them. Those people in the PCG and everyone who will want to join us will have to turn their SWORDS or their own understanding of the Bible into PLOWSHARES – they will have to accept the Book of Remembrance and the work of the Remembrancers in the Mount Zion dig! As for the merciless NO CONTACT POLICY, it will be turned into God’s SUPERABUNDANT MERCY. And no one from God’s own people around the world who will repent, won’t learn to make WAR anymore against God and His chosen people because of that.”

The Remembrancers are using literal plowshares to dig on Mount Zion which is a symbol of TURNING THE SWORD INTO PLOWSHARES to save God’s people all over the world. It is actually the only way to prepare Jerusalem for its King:

The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God… O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Mount Zion dig), get thee up on a high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem (Jerusalem Foundation), lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah (city of Jerusalem through Mayor Nir Barkat), Behold, your God! (Isaiah 40:3, 9, ASV)

So how are we preparing a HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD?

Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the peopleBehold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. (Isaiah 62:10-11)

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A Childrens Playground plaque

We are preparing the highway for our God and His people by gathering out the stones of Mount Zion and by lifting up the standard or plaque of the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park. Through that DOUBLE WONDER in Jerusalem, salvation  and true liberty of God’s people will come which actually began with Obadiah’s prophecy:

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)

And where in Jerusalem could this HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD AND HIS PEOPLE BE?

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. (Revelation 14:1)

The HIGHWAY for the Lamb, Jesus Christ and the 144,000 resurrected saints will be ON THE MOUNT ZION! Not in the Ophel Mound nor on any surrounding mountains of Jerusalem!

THE DIG ON MOUNT ZION IS THE REAL ARCHAEOLOGY FILLED WITH HOPE AS IT THUNDERS: BEHOLD YOUR GOD!

7 thoughts on “Mount Zion Dig Thunders: “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!”

  1. Wow. So much to say here, but are you seriously trying to say that 15 people going to a restaurant called “Jerusalem” in Edmond OK is the fulfillment of Micah 4:1? And is Gods word so complicated that you have to dig two Strong’s words down AND find one English word in the root word definition that you can use to make it say this?

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    1. Yes, you really have to DIG spiritually as what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his Ezekiel booklet that “it is going to involve some digging. We must do our part. The more we dig spiritually, the more God will reveal to us individually and collectively. We must look at these verses spiritually.”

      Jesus Christ even spoke in parables to hide the truth from scoffers like you:

      Matthew 13:10-14
      10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
      11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
      12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
      13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
      14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

      And apparently, you are one of those who can not understand in which Isaiah’s prophecy is being fulfilled right at this very moment.

      Now, what more can you say?

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  2. Your article took a long time to study.It gives us a different view then what we had from bible correspondence course.Will the work be over soon when the three and one half years are up or will their be three and one half for physical tribulation and day of the Lord? I read about James Tabor last year on internet with connection to Ambassador college.Wrote to Gerald Flurry then about him and the dig coming up then and to send students there to help.Sent several letters to him and Steven tying Malachi,s message by Gerald Flurry about book of remembrance and Deuteronomy chapter on song of Moses as Malachi,s message to them .And Deuteronomy chapter four that Hezekiah,s a sin to make and they could lose their crown.More to say but tired.Netanyahu over at Entebbe on the ,fortieth aniversity of his brothers death .

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  3. Oh I could say a lot more but to what end? Truth doesn’t come by following a 3 word deep chain in Strong’s or a concordance. God’s apostle taught us not to rely on such works of men and he himself said he found little use for them. It’s people like Flurry and Pack and you that have taken people this direction. Mr Armstrong taught that God’s truth could be understood by a 5 year old. That certainly doesn’t require filtering God’s word through works of men as you do. You can make scripture say anything you want when you use that approach. I suggest you go back and deeply immerse yourselv s in Mr Armstrong’s writings. Both you and Gerald Flurry reject what Mr. Armstrong taught, both prophetically and doctrinally. Most of what you teach disagrees with his prophetic doctrine and you clearly reject government. Mr. Armstrong was an apostle with real, proven fruits. The church was world recognized under his stewardship. You and Flurry say he was wrong on so many points and reject the doctrine established through him by Christ by what you teach. Your work is pathetic and lacks Christ’s power and seems to consist of plastering your name over the works of God, the playground plaque being a very simple, visible example. You celebrate yourselves. How apropos that you use a selfie stick to celebrate yourselves. Your work is about YOU, not God. And after nearly 30 years of trying to associate yourselves with Mr Armstrong virtually no one knows who the PCG is much less you. You have no authority to correct God’s apostle or change the doctrines established through Me Armstrong. The office belongs to Christ anyway (Hebrew 3:1). Does Christ disagree with Himself? Do you presume to correct Jesus? Mr Armstrong was called to restore all things. That includes the government and doctrine Christ originally set in the church. You and Flurry now usurp that office and presume to correct Christ’s apostles and Christ. Mr Armstrong finished the work he was called to do. God does not let a man die before his work is done. Are we now to believe that Jesus taught us error through His apostleship only to be corrected by you and Flurry? That he didn’t restore all things as he said? By correcting Mr Armstrong you falsely call yourselves apostles. Carefully consider where you are headed. I hope God will guide you. PS – Please stop spamming people. I am using the email of someone I get your spam from. Your people are also spamming me via text messages. My mobile is a work phone. I am not sure why you feel going door to door in this manner is appropriate. I would think if God was giving you power you wouldn’t have to stoop to such Protestant practices. Mr Armstrong didn’t. I guess it’s another sign you are not being give power anywhere near what God gave the WCG.

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    1. Romans 10:15-21
      15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
      16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
      17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
      18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
      19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
      20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
      21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

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