In his Key of David program, “The Key to Unlocking Revelation,” Mr. Gerald Flurry discussed through Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s booklet how the Book of Revelation has been written by God through the apostle John:
(T)he writing is in SYMBOLS. And God uses symbols to HIDE the meaning from men, until that meaning is revealed BY NONE OTHER THAN JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF!… (This) is in mystic SYMBOLS; but Christ, who alone is the Revelator, does not at this time and place open up the meaning! He has here merely opened up the words, in symbolic form, but not here the MEANING. (p. 19, The Book of Revelation Unveiled At Last!)
As Mr. Armstrong noted that Jesus Christ “merely opened up the words in symbolic forms, but NOT the MEANING!” So if we would like to understand the meaning of the symbolism that were used in the Book of Revelation, we need to let Jesus Christ interpret Himself in His written word, the Bible and not allow some weird unbiblical interpretation of any man to smear the real meaning as intended by God the Father.
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, which shall PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT, NOR COME TO PASS, THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN, BUT THE PROPHET HATH SPOKEN IT PRESUMPTUOUSLY: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:18-22)
Proper FEAR should always be channeled to God and NOT to any created being including a man. As the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “Cursed be the man that trusts in man (Jeremiah 17:5).” The Philadelphia Church of God has already descended deeply into this category wherein the members put their whole TRUST in their ministers and they FEAR them more than they should FEAR God. So how can God continue to impart unto them His wisdom in terms of understanding Bible prophecies?
“The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10; Psalms 111:10)
If the FEAR is given unto the ministers and NOT to God, then how can one expect for God to open up the MEANING of the symbolism in the Book of Revelation and any of the prophecies written in the Bible? The reason there are several failed prophecies that was declared by the prophets in the PCG and to all those who claim that they speak for God in the other Church of God groups, it’s because they are speaking presumptuously based on their OWN private interpretation. (2 Peter 1:20)
Having a child like attitude is not the only prerequisite for God the Father to reveal the interpretation of the symbolism in His prophecies. If that would be the case, then why did God not allow Daniel the prophet, who was a very humble man, to open up his understanding to the prophecies that were shown to him?
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:9-10)
It is actually God the Father’s prerogative if He will impart to us the understanding or not according to His own timeline. It’s a matter of our personal relationship with Him. And He said that only the WISE who FEARS Him shall be given the understanding of the meaning of the symbolism in His prophecies. So if you cannot understand it, then you are considered as one of the WICKED. It’s that simple. It is God the Father who opens up our minds to understanding and comprehension. Here is the principle:
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:13-17)
Many people in Jerusalem have personally SEEN WITH THEIR OWN EYES how Jesus Christ performed many miracles in their midst. They have all HEARD WITH THEIR OWN EARS how He spoke about the law and the prophets. But did God the Father reveal the identity of His own Son to those people? Is it not only to His disciples?
Yes, Jesus Christ is the Revelator, but if God the Father will not open up your mind to the understanding of His revelations, then you will end up with your own presumptuous and bizarre interpretation of Bible prophecies. Just look at what happened to the PCG, God the Father has stopped the flow of revelations to them because their ministry took away the FEAR that was supposed to be directed to Him and instead channeled that FEAR to be rendered to them.
THE EUPHRATES RIVER
In this last end, God the Father is doing something strange in the midst of His people. He intended to finish His masterpiece by doing a short work through the Gentiles to whom He continuously poured out an abundance of revelations that there is no more room enough to receive it (Isaiah 28:21; Psalm 98:2; Romans 9:28-30; Malachi 3:10). Now let us continue with the story flow in the Book of Revelation from where we left off.
In our last article, we discussed about the FIRST WOE which is also known as THE FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL in the Book of Revelation. We have already proven that this FIRST WOE is not about the story of a European beast power who will conduct a preemptive strike against the Asiatic hordes of Russia and China, but rather, as clearly explained in our article, that it is all about the work that Philadelphia Church of God Evangelist Stephen Flurry introduced to the membership during the Opening Night Message of the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles and that is, the new work in Edstone, Warwickshire, England. Now, let us continue with that story flow that brings us to the next phase – THE SECOND WOE, also known as THE SIXTH TRUMPET ANGEL.
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:12)
What does this great river Euphrates symbolize? Does it really pertain to the physical body of water in the heart of the Middle East? To better understand what God really meant with this symbolism, let us go to Jeremiah’s prophecy concerning this subject:
Thus saith the Lord unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. So I got a girdle according to the word of the Lord, and put it on my loins. (Jeremiah 13:1-2)
What is the symbol of the girdle for?
And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. (Exodus 29:9)
And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. (Leviticus 8:6-7)
The GIRDLE is a symbol of the PRIESTHOOD or the MINISTRY.
And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock. (Jeremiah 13:3-4)
The name “Euphrates” in Strong’s Concordance is from the Hebrew word “perath” (H6578): From an unused root meaning TO BREAK FORTH, rushing; Perath (that is, Euphrates), A RIVER OF THE EAST – EuphratesFor emphasis, Euphrates can also mean, A RIVER OF THE EAST which came from the word, “perath” which is actually connected to a prophecy in Isaiah chapter 28 concerning God’s STRANGE WORK:
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)
Here is what Barnes Commentary wrote regarding this verse:
The word ‘Perazim’ is from 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 2 Samuel 5:20; and it is here referred to, to denote that God would come forth in a sudden manner to destroy Jerusalem and Judea.
Again the word “Euphrates” came from the root which means “TO BREAK FORTH, rushing” which is associated with GOD’S STRANGE WORK FROM THE EAST that break forth and came in rushing to proclaim SUDDEN JUDGMENT and A COMPLETE OVERTHROW on the spiritual Edomites inside the PCG. (For an in depth study on this subject, read our booklet, In Mercy shall the Throne be Established: The Philippines in Prophecy – Part 2)
God used the symbol of Euphrates to indicate a geographical location of where the prophecy concerning the spiritual condition of God’s ministers (girdle) will be fulfilled. And what did God wants us to see through Jeremiah’s prophecy?
So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the Lord commanded me. And it came to pass after many days, that the Lord said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there. Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing. (Jeremiah 13:5-7)
Notice that the girdle was hidden in the area of Euphrates, a river of the east where the girdle was found MARRED and PROFITABLE FOR NOTHING. It means that in God’s eyes, the priesthood or the PCG ministry in the east is now being exposed and found to have been BLEMISHED, DISFIGURED, SPOILED and is PROFITABLE FOR NOTHING. This PCG ministry in the east pertains to the ministry of the region under John Macdonald, i.e., the prophesied Wormwood who has a great influence that go beyond the limits of his region which led to the introduction of paganism to God’s Church. His very evil influence resulted to bitterness among the Church membership. To prove this, read our article, “THE SEVENTH SEAL: The History and Prophecy of the Philadelphia Church of God”
God prophesied that He will perform a STRANGE WORK in this last end that will BREAK FORTH as a river to proclaim SUDDEN JUDGMENT concerning the filthiness of the girdle in Euphrates or the PCG ministry in the east which He also used to represent all the ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God around the world. How can we be so sure that the girdle in Euphrates or the ministry in the east is indeed a specific representation for all the PCG ministers around the world as written in Jeremiah’s prophecy? The proof is in the next verses:
Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 13:8-9)
Judah in this prophecy is referring to the Philadelphia Church of God congregations around the world while Jerusalem pertains to their Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma. (For a more detailed explanation, please read our books, The Last End – A Book of Remembrance, and also The House of Spiritual Jews). For emphasis, the “girdle” being mentioned in Jeremiah’s prophecy is a symbolism for the PCG ministry around the world including its Headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma, whom God will spiritually disfigure, spoil, impair and damage.
This EVIL PEOPLE, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and WALK AFTER OTHER GODS, TO SERVE THEM, and TO WORSHIP THEM, shall even be as this GIRDLE, which is GOOD FOR NOTHING. (Jeremiah 13:10)
God calls the ministers in the Philadelphia Church of God as EVIL PEOPLE. But the question is, WHY? Well, here’s one of the reasons: It is now very obvious for all the world to see, that the PCG ministry can’t get enough of the worship of other gods like the worship of Baal through Irish Dancing, the worship of Astarte through Mother’s Day and the worship of Molech through Cremation. So what have they done? They made things worst by introducing COMPARATIVE RELIGION to Armstrong College, to study not just Baal, Astarte and Molech, but also all the other gods and religions of this world! Here’s what has been posted in their pcog.org website:
Registration now open for 2017 AC online classes
Comparative Religion, Old Testament Survey available to online students
By Philip Nice Aug. 29, 2017
EDMOND—The Herbert W. Armstrong College registrar’s office announced on July 29 that two online courses will be available for the 2017–2018 academic year.
Examines the origins, practices and teachings of major world religions including ancient Mesopotamian religions, tribalism, Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. The course will also address various denominations of Christianity including Baptist, Christian Scientist, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh-Day Adventist and others.
Comparative Religion is a 3-credit course and will be taught by Pastor Brian Davis.
Now honestly ask yourself: If you were in God’s shoes, will you still consider the PCG ministry as a profitable and a holy ministry? It is quite obvious that they have become the epitome of EVIL as God is seeing them now! They are even more evil than the Worldwide Church of God after Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong died.
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 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 not, but went and played the harlot also. And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord. And the Lord said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. (Jeremiah 3:7-11)
As far as God is concerned, the Worldwide Church of God (backsliding Israel) is even more justified than the TREACHEROUS Philadelphia Church of God (Judah)! God has specifically warned us about such an evil like this COMPARATIVE RELIGION:
When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; (Deuteronomy 12:29)
The Philadelphia Church of God was the one who SUCCEEDED the Worldwide Church of God after the death of Mr. Armstrong on January 16, 1986 that signaled the end of the Philadelphia era. They became the rightful owner of the title, God’s TRUE CHURCH in this Laodicean era. So God did not leave them without a warning:
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and THAT THOU ENQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, SAYING, HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR GODS? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:30-32)
Look at how God abhors CREMATION so much that He specifically pointed it out in these verses. Did you know that CREMATION was the very first paganism that was introduced to the PCG as early as 2004 which was barely a year after their so called victory in the court case battle against the WCG over Mystery of the Ages?
It seems that they have not really learned the history and prophecy of God’s Church. The PCG was sent to deliver God’s judgment against the WCG because they have turned the wrong way after Mr. Armstrong died. Now, God is performing a STRANGE WORK in Euphrates (perath in Hebrew) to deliver God’s judgment against the PCG because they too have turned the wrong way (Jeremiah 13:3-4; Isaiah 28:21). This same principle happened throughout all generation even from Ephesus era up to the Laodicean era. And Mr. Armstrong even took notice of this specific principle. Here is what he said in the World Tomorrow program:
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’ve got our established truth, we’ve 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.
According to Mr. Armstrong, such a pattern was all about our own human nature at work which happened precisely to both the WCG and the PCG ministry in recent Church history. None exempted.
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the Lord; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: BUT THEY WOULD NOT HEAR. (Jeremiah 13:11)
For emphasis, this prophecy covers the whole house of Israel (all of the Church of God groups that came out of the WCG) even the whole house of Judah (the PCG). And it says there that “THEY WOULD NOT HEAR.” So, it left God no option but to raise up a STRANGE WORK in the Euphrates river i.e., the PCG ministry in the EAST that represented the whole PCG ministry around the world whom He found to be DISFIGURED, SPOILED, and PROFITABLE FOR NOTHING as He saw them do evil and abominable things like leaving Jerusalem and replacing with a vain work in Edstone, and introducing COMPARATIVE RELIGION to study the worship of other gods.
THE FOUR ANGELS IN THE GREAT RIVER EUPHRATES
We have already proven that the symbol of the Euphrates river pertains to the PCG ministry in the east.
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:12-13)
Therefore the “four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates” is connected with the story of the four angels prophesied in Revelation chapter 7:
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. (Revelation 7:1)
The word “angel” can also mean “messenger” as indicated both in Thayer’s Lexicon and in Strong’s Concordance, so it does not necessarily refer to a literal angelic spirit being, but it can also be attributed to a physical messenger.
As for the word “holding,” Thayer’s Lexicon defines it as “to get possession of“; while in Strong’s Concordance it is primarily described as “to use strength, that is seize or retain.”
So as it says there in verse 1, the four human messengers were seen “in possession of; using the strength of; seizing or retaining the four winds of the earth.” What does the wind symbolize?
The WIND bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)
The wind is a symbol for God’s Holy Spirit and it is further proven in the Book of Acts:
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty WIND, and it filled all the house where they were sitting… And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-2)
Here is what one Bible commentary wrote regarding verse 8 of John chapter 3:
Like the wind, spirit is invisible. A person cannot see it move or work. However, one can see the effect of what the Spirit does. One can see how it acts on things—just as the wind going through a tree full of leaves. One cannot see the wind, but everyone has seen how it makes the tree’s leaves and the branches sway. Some have perhaps witnessed a strong wind knock a nest out of a tree or rip leaves or branches off a tree, but not the wind itself. It is the same with the Spirit. The Spirit moves, and we then can see people react. The people do things. A WORK GETS DONE. What we see is not the Spirit itself, but the Spirit’s FRUIT.
Source: Forerunner Commentary
God’s Holy Spirit is the agent by which the work of God gets done in all the ages.
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)
We cannot see God’s Holy Spirit but we can see the physical manifestation of the work of the Spirit. Look at what God has achieved with His Holy Spirit through Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong – God was able to preach the gospel of His kingdom to all the world leaders (Matthew 24:14). With God’s Holy Spirit, Mr. Gerald Flurry was able to establish the Philadelphia Church of God to warn the Worldwide Church of God and continue Mr. Armstrong’s work.
The same is true for these four human messengers who were seen here in John’s vision as the “four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth,” meaning they are four baptized members from God’s Church who are “in possession of; using the strength of; seizing or retaining God’s Holy Spirit in them. Look at how Jesus Christ further associated this wind to one’s baptism.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The WIND bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:5-8)
We may ask: Why would God associate four baptized members of God’s Church with the suppression of the flow of His Holy Spirit to the Philadelphia Church of God (the earth), their membership around the world (the sea), and their ministry (tree)? The main reason is that, God has already stopped working with the PCG because the ministers and members have quenched His Holy Spirit, they have despised His prophecy contained in the Book of Remembrance and they stopped proving all things (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21). Apparently, God took away His Spirit from them and cast them away from His presence which is a direct fulfillment of the thought, “that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.” (Psalm 51:11; Jeremiah 7:14-15; Revelation 7:1)
As the PCG was cast out by God because of their rebellion through the Edstone work, He has now turned His eyes on these four baptized members who would accomplish His strange work (Isaiah 28:21). As a result, He has given them an awe inspiring physical manifestation of His Spirit working through them with the DOUBLE WONDER in Jerusalem, i.e., the Mount Zion Dig and the rehabilitation of the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park with a KINGDOM THEME play structure. While on the other side of the fence, the unrepentant PCG ministers are still hoping to get their hands on the Ophel dig once again to cure their wound. (Hosea 5:13)
To further understand what these four baptized members have done, let us consider the word, “standing” which in the Greek is “histemi” (G2476) wherein in Thayer’s Lexicon it is also defined as: “to escape in safety, to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything, to stand ready and prepared, stand by.”
These four baptized members of God’s Church escaped in safety from the time of trouble brought by the Ezekiel 4 siege or the NO CONTACT POLICY. They are also being described as upholding or sustaining the authority of God’s signet, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and they just stand ready and prepared to do battle for God. And out of these four messengers were brought forth God’s two anointed ones that stand by Him as they published The Last End – A Book of Remembrance:
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that STAND BY the Lord of the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:14)
But notice carefully that there is another angel who supports those four messengers as they are being prepared to do battle for God:
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads (Revelation 7:1-3)
The word “ascending” in Strong’s Concordance can also be defined as “arise.” Now who could this other angel be that ARISE from the east? This is actually pertaining to Michael the great prince as prophesied in Daniel chapter 12:
At that time MICHAEL, the great prince, the protector of your people, SHALL ARISE. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, EVERYONE WHO IS FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK. (Daniel 12:1, New Revised Standard Version)
Notice that the expression “angel arising from the east” and the thought “Michael shall arise” are actually both describing the same event. But why did Michael arise from the EAST? It’s because the Book of Remembrance was written in that region. So John saw in his vision Michael the great prince arising in the east.
The time of trouble being discussed in Daniel chapter 12 is pertaining to the Ezekiel 4 siege or the NO CONTACT POLICY implemented by the PCG ministry that brought great misery and suffering to many of God’s people around the world. This prophecy of Daniel is the same as what we can read in Revelation chapter 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)
This symbolism of the TWO WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE can also be found in the book of Exodus:
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. (Exodus 19:4)
And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: (Exodus 14:19)
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:13-14)
Obviously, Michael the great prince was given by God the specific task to protect and minister unto His people at any time as affirmed also by the apostle John (Revelation 12:7). And there is none else but him that do so as further attested by the prophet Daniel:
But first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. No one supports me against them except MICHAEL, your prince. (Daniel 10:21, New International Version)
God is trying to emphasize in this verse Michael’s job description. Christ is reiterating here that NO ONE truly supports Him in every war inside God’s Church, but ONLY MICHAEL, OUR PRINCE (Revelation 12:7):
At that time MICHAEL, the great prince, the PROTECTOR OF YOUR PEOPLE, SHALL ARISE. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, EVERYONE WHO IS FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK. (Daniel 12:1, New Revised Standard Version)
Michael has been specifically assigned and charged to PROTECT God’s people which comprises the 144,000 saints throughout the all ages, including saints from Ephesus era down to our time now in this Laodicean era. It’s only HIM whom God has assigned as indicated in verse 21. Now, looking at the facts connected with or relevant to Michael protecting God’s people in this last end, it’s now in the context of A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE and Mr. Gerald Flurry has already proven that.
As indicated in Revelation chapter 7, the work of the four messengers are being associated with the final completion of the 144,000 saints (Revelation 7:4)
For emphasis, these four messengers are the same four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates (Revelation 9:14). There’s another vision where we can see these four being described in more detail, it’s in the 6th chapter of the book of Zechariah.
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. (Zechariah 6:5)
Verse 5 tells us that they stand before God as stated also in Revelation chapter 7. Look at how they are being described here, “These are the four spirits of the heavens” i.e., God’s Holy Spirit originating from the heavens where God the Father dwells, being filled to four human beings. It is indeed a clear picture of the work of God’s Holy Spirit being done through mortal men.
Notice how both the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon and Strong’s Concordance define the word “spirits” as “winds,” so it can be read as “the four winds of the heavens.” This is the same as what we have already proven from Revelation chapter 7 regarding the winds which is a symbol for God’s Holy Spirit. The question is, how were these four winds brought forth?
We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; (Isaiah 26:18)
The woman or God’s Church brought forth wind – “the four winds of heavens.” To the Philadelphia Church of God, the four winds of heavens can be likened to a FART which they have emitted out of their system because they were thinking that some high ranking PCG minister should be the one to stand up and deliver them from all the abomination and wickedness happening inside the Church. Yet to their utter disappointment, what they have seen were only NOBODIES – just four baptized lay members. But as it turned out, their thoughts are not aligned with God’s thoughts (Isaiah 55:8).
The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid… Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an EAST WIND shall come, THE WIND OF THE LORD shall come up FROM THE WILDERNESS, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels. (Hosea 13:12, 15)
God brought forth His EAST WIND from the wilderness because of the HIDDEN INIQUITY of the DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM inside the Philadelphia Church of God. The general membership cannot detect these false prophets in their midst, so God saw the need to establish the EAST WIND to expose these 25 PCG ministers who introduced the abominable work of vanity in Edstone, Warwickshire, England.
This EAST WIND is the one whom God has used to prepare the wilderness for the woman using The Last End – A Book of Remembrance (Revelation 12:14). From this wilderness, God established His throne or government in mercy (Isaiah 16:1, 5). To know more about this subject, read our booklet, “In Mercy shall the Throne be Established: The Philippines in Prophecy – Part 2“)
He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit… In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the EAST WIND. (Isaiah 27:6, 8)
The EAST WIND is another term used by God to describe His strange work, led by the two witnesses who were hidden through the names, Jacob and Israel. God established them because of the hidden sins of the drunkards of Ephraim.
Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt. (Hosea 12:1)
There is another “wind” being mentioned here and the prophet Jeremiah made a clear distinction on their identity apart from God’s east wind.
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them. (Jeremiah 5:13)
False prophets inside God’s Church whom God has not spoken to are also called “wind,” but He knows who are His and He called them the EAST WIND from the wilderness. It is prophesied in Hosea that the drunkards of Ephraim in the PCG feeds on their false prophets and at the same time they follow and closely monitor the works of the two witnesses.
“He daily increaseth lies and desolation” – the Trumpet DAILY program hosted by Stephen Flurry from Edstone in the land of Ephraim was concocted to “increase their lies and desolation.” These PCG ministers really cannot hide what they have done in secret, God knew that they have made a covenant with the Assyrians or the Macdonalds.
But what ever lies and desolation Stephen may utter daily in his Trumpet Daily program, the oil or God’s revelations through His east wind in the wilderness will still be carried to Egypt or the “besieged places” or congregations of the PCG. They are all without excuse from God. It is already prophesied.
For emphasis, this EAST WIND which is called THE WIND OF THE LORD that came up FROM THE WILDERNESS is the same FOUR ANGELS THAT WERE BOUND IN THE GREAT RIVER EUPHRATES. It is also the FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN being mentioned in several prophecies. These four winds is attributed to four individuals in God’s Church in this last end. To prove that, let’s begin reading from the first three verses of Zechariah chapter 6:
And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. (Zechariah 6:1-3)
The four winds are also called the four chariots in verse 1. Well, actually they can also be called horsemen. Now the horses in the chariots of the horsemen are characterized by their different colors: red, black, white, grisled and bay.
Now the symbolism of the two mountains being alluded here is the government of God during the Philadelphia era under Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and the Laodicean era under Mr. Gerald Flurry. This only indicates the time sequence of when this prophecy will be fulfilled and the characters involved in that prophecy. They were all associated with the work of Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Flurry.
So in terms of the time order of sequence in being involved with God’s Church, the first horseman with red horses was the most senior of all the four, having joined the Worldwide Church of God during the third quarter of 1973 and was baptized a few months later on February 27, 1974. The second horseman with black horses grew up as a child in the WCG during the 1970’s while as for the third horseman with white horses during the 1980’s, but both of them were baptized in the PCG as an adult. Whereas, the fourth horseman with grisled and bay horses joined 1983 as co-worker and baptized on 2007 in the PCG. Zechariah chapter 6 basically tells us about the history of how the four chariots or four messengers found their way together to fulfill God’s will.
And what is God’s will that they must do? The prophet Habakkuk reveals to us their specific job description:
Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? (Habakkuk 3:8)
The word river is a symbol for the ministry as what we have earlier proven, while the word sea is a symbol for the Church membership around the world who became wicked (Revelation 17:1, 15; Isaiah 57:20).
Now notice the word “and” in verse 8 is in italics which means that it was just inserted so it should not be included. Moreover, the thought of the latter part of the passage indicates that God was the one riding upon His horses which are called His chariots of salvation. These chariots are actually saviors! That’s why they are described by the prophet Obadiah as such:
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)
These chariots or horsemen are God’s instruments in saving His own people from the wickedness of the PCG ministry who became Edomites, and He is using the work in Mount Zion and the Children’s Playground in Jerusalem to become a tangible evidence of their credentials as SAVIORS. Now, considering all the symbolism in verse 8, it can now be paraphrased this way:
Was the LORD displeased against the PCG ministers? was thine anger against the PCG ministers? was thy wrath against the Church membership around the world, that thou didst ride upon thine horses, thy chariots of salvation who came up on Mount Zion to judge those PCG Edomite ministers? (Habakkuk 3:8)
God is greatly displeased and fuming mad with the PCG ministers who became Edomites as they “rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction” when the Edstone work was introduced (Obadiah 1:12). But God is also angry against the Church membership because they have trusted in a mortal man rather than putting their trust in Him. Look at what they are doing today, they are now seeking the leadership of DEATH (Stephen Flurry). Thus, Christ came to ride His chariots of salvation to save His own people from that sure destruction brought by the work in Edstone. For emphasis, the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates in Revelation chapter 9 are also called God’s chariots of salvation.
Verses 6 & 7 of Zechariah chapter 6 actually provide us with the history and prophecy of GOD’S CHARIOTS OF SALVATION or THE FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN:
The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. (Zechariah 6:6-7)
The word “north” in Strong’s Concordance is primarily defined as “hidden” while the word “country” can also be defined as “the earth, wilderness.” This indicates that the two chariots with black and white horses hid themselves while they were inside the Church even after they went out into the wilderness. Another perspective for the thought “north country” indicates that God has established His government through them in the wilderness by bringing forth, The Last End – A Book of Remembrance as a preparation for those who will later come out from the Church (Isaiah 16:1, 5; Revelation 12:14). (To know more about this subject, read our booklet, “The King of the North and the King of the South Prophecy.”)
While these two horsemen with black and white horses were preparing the wilderness, another horseman with grisled horses helped the two by going to the south country, (of which the PCG has turned into after God established His government in the wilderness), to pluck out the horseman with the bay or red horses. This horseman with red horses have always eagerly sought to march and patrol the whole Church around the world in order to monitor their activities and to expose the best kept dirty secrets of the PCG ministry by using the social media as his platform.
Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country. (Zechariah 6:8)
The two horsemen with black and white horses or the two witnesses, whom God established His authority with, has given Him comfort because from the very beginning, they have always been in perfect agreement to respect the office of Mr. Gerald Flurry as His anointed prophet which is the same principle David employed when he dealt with King Saul. (1 Samuel 24:2-13)
This vision in Zechariah chapter 6 is even related to a dream by one of the two witnesses which was documented in The Last End – A Book of Remembrance:
Now, here comes the third dream that I had after just a few days from that second one. In this dream, it was dusk, and in every corner I put my eyes on seem to be pitch black and gloomy, when all of a sudden, an enormous display of lightning burst out from a distance. That massive lightning struck two gigantic mountains in front me and it lit the sky by a bit. I cautiously surveyed my periphery, and little did I know that I was actually standing in a very wide open field. And as I looked back, I saw a great multitude of people – all of them have locked their eyes on me, then it rained. So, I decided to walk to my right side and saw another man waiting for me. He then joined me, and as we walked together, I decided to stare at the thick dark clouds in the sky above us – and on the spur of the moment, the rain has stopped and those thick clouds parted ways on their opposite sides giving way to a great light that emanated from sun.
God the Father is now openly revealing to us the whole clear vision in Zechariah chapter 6 which is about the history and prophecy of His strange Gentile work in the east. Beginning in verse 9, He has given us some specifics of the human counterpart fulfillment of the four chariots described in the previous verses.
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah (Zechariah 6:9-10)
“Take of them of the captivity” – here is indicative of the condition being described while under the prophesied Ezekiel 4 siege or the NO CONTACT POLICY that is happening inside the Philadelphia Church of God. If we will consider the word “take” in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, it is defined this way:
- To be taken out of
- To be taken away
Let’s use those expressions and thus we will have:
- Snatch them from the captivity of the Ezekiel 4 siege
- Take them out of the captivity of the Ezekiel 4 siege
- Take them away from the captivity of the Ezekiel 4 siege
So the three personalities being mentioned here have been SNATCHED FROM the Ezekiel 4 siege; they are TO BE TAKEN OUT OF the Ezekiel 4 captivity or the NO CONTACT POLICY.
Remember the word “standing” in the context of what the four messengers are doing (Revelation 7:1)? We have seen that it can also be defined as: “to escape in safety, to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything, to stand ready and prepared, stand by.”
Initially in the story flow, only three of those four chariots or horsemen ESCAPED IN SAFETY. And what were they instructed to do? To answer that, let’s consider first the word “come” (H935) which is transliterated as “bo” that can also mean, “cause to come out, go to war, come against, invade”
So the expression “which are come from Babylon” can also be read as the following:
- which cause to come out from Babylon
- which go to war with Babylon
- which come against Babylon
- which invade Babylon
Another perspective on the phrase “which are come from Babylon,” gives an indication that they are Gentiles. So the personalities being described in Zechariah chapter 6 are the human characters that started the strange Gentile work that will cause God’s people to come out of Babylon and to go to war against it. We have already proven the identity of this Babylon from our booklet, “Mystery Babylon the Great, Unveiled At Last!”
As the story precisely unfolded, the three Gentiles came out from spiritual Babylon and then went to war against that organization:
“…and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah”
Who is Josiah being referred to here? The name “Josiah” in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon means, “whom Jehovah heals“; while the name “Zephaniah” means, “Jehovah has treasured”
Looking at the meaning of those two names, Josiah here is associated with Mr. Gerald Flurry who needs God’s healing on his spiritual condition, whereas, Zephaniah is being alluded to Mr. Herbert Armstrong whom He treasured.
As for the three horsemen in Zechariah’s vision, they are being represented by God in that story through their human representation with the names, Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah. And these three are Gentiles that went to war with spiritual Babylon. And how did they do that? They went to war by sending several printed copies of the book, The Last End – A Book of Remembrance during the 2014 PCG Ministerial Conference to the house of spiritual Josiah (Mr. Gerald Flurry) in Edmond, Oklahoma.
SET CROWNS IN JOSHUA’S HEAD
Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; (Zechariah 6:11)
Silver and gold is a symbol for members of God’s Church (Haggai 2:8). How about a CROWN, what does it imply? Let’s read from Proverbs 12:4
- A virtuous woman is a CROWN to her husband: (King James Version)
- A virtuous and excellent wife [worthy of honor] is the CROWN of her husband, (Amplified Bible Translation)
- A worthy woman is the CROWN of her husband; (American Standard Version)
- A wife of noble character is her husband’s CROWN, (New International Version)
The crown made of silver and gold is actually a symbol used by God to represent the members of God’s Church who are part of Christ’s own Bride! And He is now telling us through the prophet Zechariah, that Joshua (Stephen Flurry) had done something terribly wrong to the noble character of every member of Christ’s own wife in this last end. He besmirched Christ’s Bride by causing her to leave Jerusalem which the Eternal has chosen! (Zechariah 3:2)
Now let’s pose this question: Why did God inspire in this prophecy that Joshua is to be crowned and not Zerubbabel? The reason is, because it was this last end Joshua who forgot the Eternal has chosen Jerusalem vision. A major part of the work of the four chariots of salvation is to keep the crowns of Stephen Flurry in his head by waking him up together with all the ministers and members of the PCG around the world. That is the reason why it was inspired to be written in the plural sense (i.e., “crowns”) because eternal lives are at stake here and people are losing their crowns by putting their trust in a mortal man.
The word “set” even further expounds this idea wherein in Brown Driver-Briggs Lexicon it is also being defined as “to extend compassion.” So this setting of crown upon the head of Joshua is indeed a great symbolism used by God as a means of extending His compassion to Stephen and all the PCG members around the world if only they would repent toward Him. Now that’s the work of God’s chariots of salvation – it’s all about God extending His mercy to His own people.
Well, it is not even a coincidence that the name Stephen actually means a CROWN. But there is a very shocking revelation about the meaning of his surname. Flurry in the dictionary is defined as:
- a sudden commotion or burst of activity
- move in an agitated or confused manner
- to agitate, stir, or CONFUSE
- TO CONFUSE or bewilder or BE CONFUSED or bewildered
Is this why God allowed him to be named as Stephen Flurry which can mean, the CROWNED KING OF CONFUSION?
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Revelation 9:11)
And it is interesting to note also that the word “flurry” is synonymous to the words hustle, bustle, confuse, confound and bedevil:
Here are meanings from the dictionary of the synonyms of the word “flurry”:
- to obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
- to misrepresent one’s ability in order to deceive someone.
- an illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit.
- to move or cause to move energetically and busily.
- to hurry or cause to hurry with a great show of energy or activity
- energetic and noisy activity
- to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically.
- to possess as if with a devil; bewitch.
- to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound.
Is it really in Stephen’s mind to practice theft or swindling that’s why he was already associated as early as July 16, 1989 with Robber’s Cave? (Jeremiah 7:11)
Is it really in Stephen’s system to allow Satan to “make war” (in Greek from “pelomai” meaning “to bustle” in Revelation 12:17) with God’s people by filling their lives with a great show of energy through a lot of busy activity which will not bring them any closer to God?
Can we now prove without any shadow of a doubt that Stephen Flurry is prophesied to be possessed by Satan the devil himself in the context of Jerusalem (Zechariah 3:1-2)? We have already proven that in our article, “The Edstone Work – The First Woe of the Book of Revelation.” With that meaning of bedevil in mind, this makes his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry (Gerald means a prophet), A BEWITCHED PROPHET! And someone from the PCG ministry bewitched him! Basing from God’s prophecies, this minister would be a descendant of Simon Magus whom we know today as John Macdonald, the prophesied Wormwood in Revelation chapter 8.
Apparently, this last end Joshua is already losing his own CROWN or has already lost it, as well as the CROWNS of several other people in the PCG who are following his lead in doing that abominable work in Edstone. The members are not aware that he is also called by God as DEATH because he led God’s people to leave the Jerusalem work in exchange for a vain work in England. So what did God do?
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6:12-13)
God has no other option but to bring forth His servant the Branch – Christ coming in the flesh through His two witnesses. To learn more about this subject, read our booklet, “The Branch and the Two Thrones”
Joshua and his fellows, i.e., Stephen and the rest of the 25 ministers who introduced the work in Edstone is called the MEN OF SIGN for a very good reason. It’s because they are a wondrous sign of how close the return of Jesus Christ is!
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)
Now let’s continue with the vision shown by God through the prophet Zechariah concerning the four chariots or the four winds and their biblical names:
And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the Lord. (Zechariah 6:14)
This Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen are real people living today doing God’s strange work in the east. And as prophesied in Revelation chapter 9, they were seen by the apostle John in vision as bounded because they were initially subjected to the NO CONTACT POLICY. But as indicated in that prophecy, they were set to be loosed during a specific time sequence as ordained by God.
We must remember that Zechariah’s vision is set in the context of a returning people back to their land, Jerusalem and also in the process of rebuilding God’s spiritual temple. Actually, that is God’s commission to this strange Gentile work in the east also known in the scriptures as the Cyrus work. That is why God gave these Gentiles a short work in Jerusalem to be able to bring back the focus of all His people around the world on preparing for the return of their Messiah, Jesus Christ to this earth. This is the main reason why God gave these Gentiles the DOUBLE WONDER in Jerusalem – the Mount Zion Dig and the rehabilitation of the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park with the installation of a KINGDOM THEME play structure.
And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord, and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God. (Zechariah 6:15)
Who are “they that are far off who shall come and build in the temple of the Lord”? There are two perspective to this prophecy. First, it can refer to the Gentiles from the distant land of the far east who have been commissioned by God to finish what the end time Zerubbabel has started (Zechariah 4:9).
The other perspective to this prophecy in verse 15 is pertaining to those members in God’s Church who went astray or went far off from God during the Laodicean era i.e., from the time of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s death up to the time period of the strange Gentile work from the east in the context of a Book of Remembrance. Everyone will have to REPENT TOWARD GOD if they want to participate in the rebuilding of God’s spiritual temple. It only started with the Remembrancers . Eventually, God prophesied that 10% will be coming from the PCG and another 7,000 members from the other Church of God groups that went out from the WCG. (Revelation 11:13)
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 7:14)
All of those members of God’s Church whether from the PCG or the other COG groups who wanted to become a part of the completion of the 144,000 saints of Revelation chapter 7 will have to fulfill a prerequisite, i.e., all of them will have to wash their robes, and to make them white in the blood of the Lamb just like what the other saints before them did (Revelation 7:14; Hebrews 11:39-40). To know more about this subject, please read our booklet, “Mount Zion and the 144,000 Firstfruits of God.” Jesus Christ will have to come to a complete spiritual temple without any spot, wrinkle or blemish. (Ephesians 5:27)
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:31)
This great sound of a trumpet being referred here is the SIXTH TRUMPET ANGEL. The gathering of the elect is now taking place during this SECOND WOE, that’s why God has already released the four angels from the Euphrates in the east. (Revelation 9:12-14)
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. (Zechariah 8:7-8)
That is the time sequence, God’s salvation will come first from the east country and then after that from the west.
PREPARED FOR AN HOUR, A DAY, A MONTH AND A YEAR
In Revelation chapter 9, God has shown how the work of the four angels or human messengers began as what was also discussed in Zechariah chapter 6. But here in verse 15, a time line has been prophesied:
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:15)
This third part of men is referring to the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 and their followers who have been possessed by Satan and his demons to do a work in Edstone. Notice that God has given this four human messengers some preparation time before they went to the battle against the demonic forces in spiritual Babylon.
What is this preparation for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year being mentioned here by God? It’s actually the preparation to destroy the work of the 25 PCG ministers in Edstone, Warwickshire, England. Let’s begin grasp this by reading an article in the pcog.org website:
PCG Gains New Campus in Britain
UK/Europe regional office to expand dramatically
By Grant Turgeon
Nov. 13, 2014
On May 8, Mr. Flurry and his son flew to England and viewed six estates over the next two days. On May 14, the PCG submitted an offer on the estate in Warwickshire, which was quickly accepted and became official in early June.
Mr. Gerald Flurry announced the offer during a Bible study in Edmond on May 16 at the beginning of the AC graduation weekend. After nearly FIVE MONTHS of routine inspections, legal paperwork and negotiations, contracts were exchanged and the sale was formalized on September 24. At the Feast of Tabernacles on October 8, PCG members at 16 sites around the globe learned the location, name and details of the estate in a taped opening night presentation by Mr. Stephen Flurry.
As the article noted that “on May 14, the PCG submitted an offer on the estate in Warwickshire, which was quickly accepted and became official in early June.” During that same ONE MONTH time period, the Remembrancers sent The Last End – A Book of Remembrance to the printing press which was finished on June 14, 2014. This is the specific fulfillment of Hosea’s prophecy:
They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions. (Hosea 5:7)
God saw that the 25 PCG ministers were determined to push through with their pet project in Edstone to replace the Jerusalem work so God prepared a people who will destroy their abominable plan.
Look at what God has done: During that ONE MONTH, The Last End – A Book Remembrance was being produced in printed copies and was immediately sent to the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma AT THE SAME TIME the deal in Edstone became official in June. The ministers received their printed copies of the book around June 18, 2014 during their ministerial conference. The purpose of that book is to devour them of their portions. What is their portion? That which they have abandoned – Jerusalem.
After the deal of the purchase of the Edstone Hall became official, exactly ONE YEAR later on June 14, 2015, God’s two anointed ones, Jacob and Israel began with the work in Jerusalem by participating for the very first time in the 2015 Mount Zion Dig.
ONE DAY prior to that date, was the official day of release from the Euphrates river (ministry from the EAST) through the HOUR of the announcement that was made by PCG minister Kirk Macdonald on the Sabbath service of June 13, 2015. He prepared the list of the names of the Remembrancers whom he disfellowshiped and marked including little children and babies. In real fact, God snatched His Remembrancers out of the midst of demon possessed ministers and members. That was the DAY and the HOUR of our release from the PCG prison house.
There is another significant DAY and HOUR on June 9, 2015 when Kirk, the son of Wormwood John Macdonald, went to the house of Jacob to disfellowship him and his whole family even without discussing any clear reason why. But there is a great significance of what had happened by looking at the definition of the name of that PCG minister:
Kirk is the Scottish word for Church; while Macdonald means the “son of the world’s ruler“; whereas, Satan is the god of this world or the world’s ruler (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Thus, Kirk Macdonald can mean, Church of the son of Satan
What actually happened was according to God’s perfect timing which is symbolic of the Church of the son of Satan releasing the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:12-13)
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in ONE DAY. (Zechariah 3:9)
That ONE DAY of June 9, 2015 is the beginning of the DAY of the Lord, the DAY of God’s judgment for the PCG in this last end. In God’s eyes, our work is all about removing the iniquity of the PCG. But in the eyes of Kirk and the PCG members, that DAY was June 13, 2015 when our names have been announced in the pulpit as marked and disfellowshiped including the children and the little babies.
Whatever value of the YEAR we use as reference, whether it would be a 360 day or 365 day for ONE YEAR, there is a significant event that transpired during the preparation of God’s strange work among the Gentiles.
As prophesied, God prepared the work of the four messengers in the context of a Book of Remembrance primarily to destroy the third part of men or the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 because they have left Jerusalem which the Eternal has chosen and replaced it with a vain work in Edstone.
THE 200 MILLION ARMY OF THE HORSEMEN
The prophecy concerning the 200 million armies has baffled the ministers and members of God’s Church for such a long time. We have neglected to dig deeper into this subject and just settled with the interpretation of the ministry then just to evade any further discussion. But what is the real interpretation of this great symbolism in the Book of Revelation? Is this really referring to the Asiatic hordes from the combined military might of Russia and China who will retaliate against the preemptive strike of the European beast power?
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:16)
If we look closely at this vision in verse 16, the apostle John was describing the number of the army of the four angels or the four horsemen with chariots as what we have already discussed in Zechariah chapter 6. And as it turned out here, they have been given by God a massive army of angelic beings to back them up in their battle against the demon possessed hordes of ministers in the PCG. Again, there is not a single indication that this is connected with the Asiatic hordes that we have thought before.
For emphasis, THOSE 200 MILLION ARE THE NUMBER OF THE ARMY OF THE HORSEMEN! Remember that this prophecy is INSIDE the SECOND WOE time sequence before the TWO WITNESSES will be slaughtered and NOT AFTER that time sequence. While the locusts being described in verse 3 as what we have discussed before are the demon possessed armies of PCG ministers and NOT the European army. We can actually see some distinction in those two armies:
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power… And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. (Revelation 9:3, 9)
The demonic armies have breastplates of iron (symbolic of the IRON WALL); while as for the angelic armies, look at how the apostle John described it:
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. (Revelation 9:17)
If verse 17 is indeed a description of the physical human soldiers of the Russia and China conglomerate each wearing “breastplates of fire,” then most likely, they will be scorched to death by the flame coming from their military suits even before they can go to battle against the armies of the European beast power.
So it’s a bit odd to assume how the enormous number of the expendable soldiers of Russia and China would be able to qualify on the prerequisite to wear a very sophisticated military suit that is literally burning them. Who could ever survive that? With human soldiers it’s really impossible to achieve that daring military feat, but not with God’s 200 million angelic host. Let’s consider a forerunner event during the time of the prophet Elisha:
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and CHARIOTS OF FIRE round about Elisha. (2 Kings 6:14-17)
Notice the description of God’s angelic host? It was a fiery sight to behold them! These are the same armies who support Michael the great prince to deliver and protect those who do God’s work in the context of a Book of Remembrance (Daniel 12:1). And God sent 200 million of them! Although the Remembrancers may only be a handful like Gideon’s army, yet we have God’s massive heavenly army on our side to back us up compared to the small number of demons roaming around the PCG – “for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
Remember that we are dealing with demon possessed PCG ministers and members. Do you think God will not provide His Remembrancers with His own armies? Of course He would.
God used the symbolism of FIRE in His army to show His great wrath toward the 25 PCG ministers and their followers during this Day of the Lord. (Psalms 89:46; Lamentations 2:4; Ezekiel 21:31). This extraordinary army of God is clearly identified by the prophet Isaiah of which he gave a clear distinction on what would constitute such an organized military force:
I HAVE COMMANDED MY SANCTIFIED ONES, I HAVE ALSO CALLED MY MIGHTY ONES FOR MINE ANGER, even them that rejoice in my highness. (Isaiah 13:3)
Look closely at the two distinctive groups mentioned: God’s sanctified ones and His mighty ones for His anger (the 200 million angelic army with breastplates of fire in Revelation 9). Jeremiah the prophet further reinforced this idea:
The Lord hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the WEAPONS OF HIS INDIGNATION: for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. (Jeremiah 50:25)
But who are the weapons of God’s indignation being referred to in this prophecy? Isaiah can give us the answer:
The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. I HAVE COMMANDED MY SANCTIFIED ONES, I HAVE ALSO CALLED MY MIGHTY ONES FOR MINE ANGER, even them that rejoice in my highness. THE NOISE OF A MULTITUDE IN THE MOUNTAINS, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: THE LORD OF HOSTS MUSTERETH THE HOST OF THE BATTLE. (Isaiah 13:1-4)
God mustered His vast angelic army with “the noise of a MULTITUDE in the MOUNTAINS” like what He did when He exposed “the MOUNTAIN that was FULL of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha” (2 Kings 6:17) to do battle against spiritual Babylon, the Philadelphia Church of God.
Again, who is at the forefront of this battle? God commanded His SANCTIFIED ONES (verse 3)! And where did they come from?
THEY COME FROM A FAR COUNTRY, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and THE WEAPONS OF HIS INDIGNATION, to destroy the whole land. Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. (Isaiah 13:5-6)
GOD’S SANCTIFIED ONES CAME FROM A FAR COUNTRY and they are THE WEAPONS OF HIS INDIGNATION!
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. Lo, I will bring A NATION upon you FROM FAR, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say. (Jeremiah 5:14-15)
God has made the words that came out from His sanctified ones as FIRE (see also Revelation 11:5). This “ancient nation” is the land of Ophir, the islands of the Philippines whose language the PCG ministers know not neither understand because they are a foreign nation unto them and not the typical natural born English speaking people.
Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword. (Jeremiah 5:16-17)
In God’s eyes, these Gentile nation are all mighty men who has eaten up the PCG’s portion of the harvest just like what they did with the work in Jerusalem i.e., the archaeological dig and the rehabilitation of the Children’s Playground which should have been theirs in the first place but was taken from them.
Nevertheless in those days, saith the Lord, I will not make a full end with you. (Jeremiah 5:18)
God will not make a full end of the PCG. He is reserving for Himself only ten percent (Revelation 11:13). Some may ask, why only ten percent? Here is the reason:
A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jeremiah 5:30-31)
As it turns out, 90% of the PCG members love what they hear from the false prophets in their midst even if they teach abomination and lies like the COMPARATIVE RELIGION and their own version of the Stone of Destiny through their so-called “Prayer Rock.”
Now these sanctified ones that came from a far country are the great and strong people of God who are employed by Him as His instruments of judgment during the Day of the Lord as prophesied in the 2nd chapter of the book of Joel. They are a group known as, the Remembrancers.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (Joel 2:1)
God’s “holy mountain” is a symbol for the Philadelphia Church of God while the “inhabitants” are “the ministers and members” in it. In terms of greatness and strength, God describes His sanctified ones as a “great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like” (Joel 2:2)!
But why is there no other people that can be compared to them in all generations of man’s existence? It is because this is the first time that the Almighty God of the universe used Gentiles to do His Work, so much so His short and final Work before the glorified Jesus Christ returns to this earth! (Romans 9:28-30). The Remembrancers is God’s army or God’s camp in this great and terrible day of the Lord whom He strengthens with His own military might, the 200 million angelic host! (To know more about this Day of the Lord, read our article, “The Day of the Lord – The Day of God’s Judgment“)
A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. (Joel 2:3-4)
As God put words into their mouths as FIRE (Jeremiah 5:14), the Remembrancers are being backed up by the 200 million angelic host which is described in several scriptures having the appearance of horses with THE NOISE OF A MULTITUDE IN THE MOUNTAINS and a FLAME OF FIRE. (Isaiah 13:4; 2 Kings 6:17; Revelation 9:16-17)
Like the NOISE of chariots ON THE TOPS OF MOUNTAINS shall they leap, like the noise of a FLAME OF FIRE that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. (Joel 2:5)
There is a terrible shaking of God’s Church right now. The PCG ministers tremble in fear. Their shining is gone. And darkness covers the whole PCG because of God’s words that rushes forth against them from the four winds of heaven.
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. (Joel 2:6-8)
Why are the Remembrancers being described here as an invincible men of war wherein they are not wounded by the sword? It’s because they have been given a thousand year worth of revelations by the Almighty God of the universe! Who can dare try to refute what they prophesy about? Can the PCG and the other Church of God groups? Can the people behind the armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com or exitsupportnetwork.com?
God is the one who assembled His GENTILE ARMY FROM THE FAR EAST who may seem weak in men’s standard, so He gave them His MIGHTY ONES, the 200 million angelic host to back them up.
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, ALL YE HEATHEN, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause THY MIGHTY ONES to come down, O Lord. (Joel 3:11)
These Gentile anointed ones gather themselves together and came up to Mount Zion as saviors (Obadiah 1:21). And while they were there to do God’s Work, their temporary dwelling place was strategically situated on the top of Mount Zion overlooking the Valley of Jehoshaphat below them to specifically fulfill Joel’s prophecy.
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. (Joel 3:12)
That was the beginning of the Day of the Lord, the Day of God’s judgment to all of His people who became spiritual heathen.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL ARE UNCIRCUMCISED IN THE HEART. (Jeremiah 9:25-26)
All Israel which mean, the PCG and including all the Church of God groups that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness have all become uncircumcised in the heart. They have all become THE HEATHEN in God’s eyes now.
So He turned His eyes to the Gentiles from the far east whom He is seeing as the real spiritual Jews that are circumcised in the heart.
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2:28-29)
Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. (Romans 3:29-30)
God is giving these Gentiles His words of judgment that devours like fire! Everything is consumed as they pass thru. They walk and run throughout the city or earth (God’s Church).
And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. (Zechariah 6:7)
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. (Joel 2:9)
They are like a thief climbing up on houses and entering in their Twitter and Facebook windows to get information on what is happening inside God’s church. They are being given by God the upper hand by providing them intelligence information as they need it.
The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: (Joel 2:10)
Again, the symbol of the “earth” can pertain to the “Church,” the “heavens” to the “ministry,” the “sun” being a symbol of “Mr. Gerald Flurry” while the “moon” is a symbol of the “false ministers,” thus we can paraphrase verse 10 this way:
The Church shall quake before the Remembrancers; the PCG ministers shall tremble: Mr. Gerald Flurry and the false ministers inside the PCG shall be in spiritual darkness and the brilliancy or wisdom of the members shall be removed from them.
Can anyone go against God’s army of nobodies who are being backed up by His 200 million angelic armies?
And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? (Joel 2:11)
FIRE, SMOKE AND BRIMSTONE
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. (Revelation 9:18)
Kill – in Thayer’s Lexicon also means, to destroy, to extinguish, abolish; in Strong’s Concordance figuratively to destroy.
Destroy – to damage something so badly that it cannot be repaired; to defeat someone completely.
Extinguish – to bring to an end; to reduce to ineffectiveness; to cause to be void
Notice that the purpose of the THREE, i.e., the FIRE, the SMOKE and the BRIMSTONE, is to damage badly, to reduce to ineffectiveness, to destroy and to bring to an end the work of the 25 PCG ministers and their followers. God formulated these THREE to defeat them completely and to cause their work in Edstone to become totally void.
Now what are these symbols of FIRE, SMOKE and BRIMSTONE really represent in this last end? As what we have already read in several scriptures that FIRE can denote God’s wrath.
How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? (Psalms 89:46)
He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire. (Lamentations 2:4)
And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. (Ezekiel 21:31)
How about SMOKE? What does it represent?
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai… And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the SMOKE thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. (Exodus 19:11, 18-19)
SMOKE in the Bible indicates God’s presence. Well how about the symbol of BRIMSTONE?
Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah BRIMSTONE and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25)
BRIMSTONE is a symbol of God’s judgment.
Now this symbolism of FIRE, SMOKE and BRIMSTONE in Revelation chapter 9 is actually an expression designed by God to call the attention of His own Church, the Philadelphia Church of God, to implicitly convey His direct intervention and involvement with His own Church as He hide Himself from them because of their idolatry, yet He still manifest His WRATH (symbolized by the FIRE), His PRESENCE (symbolized by the SMOKE), and His JUDGMENT (symbolized by BRIMSTONE) through His strange Gentile work in the east. (Isaiah 28:21; Isaiah 45:15-16; Isaiah 54:8; Psalm 89:46)
What are these THREE in terms of the physical aspect of the work of God’s Remembrancers in this last end? It is best illustrated in the 2015 BEHIND THE WORK presentation, we have posted in Facebook:
October 13, 2015 ·
During the 2015 Feast of Tabernacles, the REMEMBRANCERS were able to see and hear the BEHIND THE WORK presentation focusing on the story of how The Last End – A Book of Remembrance started, the group’s participation on the 2015 Mount Zion Dig in Jerusalem and the establishment of the Herbert W. Armstrong Remembrancers and Keepers of God Foundation (ARK of God Foundation) to revive the end-time Elijah’s legacy in Jerusalem..
While on the contrary, the 2015 Behind the Work film of the Philadelphia Church of God focused on the Edstone work.
Here are the THREE elements as indicated in that Facebook post
1. The Last End – A Book of Remembrance (This is the FIRE which is a symbol of God’s wrath.)
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make MY WORDS in thy mouth FIRE, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. (Jeremiah 5:14)
Even the PCG ministers have directly associated this Book of Remembrance with FIRE when they instructed their members to burn the printed copies of the book in their possession.
2. The establishment of the Herbert W. Armstrong Remembrancers and Keepers of God Foundation (ARK of God Foundation). (This is the SMOKE that symbolize God’s presence – Exodus 19:16-18.)
Notice what the Ark of the Covenant is to God:
Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: (1 Chronicles 28:2)
King David described the Ark of the Covenant as God’s footstool, but the prophet Isaiah made some clarifications on what constitute that footstool:
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)
God’s presence is undeniably in the midst of His Remembrancers who are “poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at His word.” We are the NOBODIES of the Philadelphia Church of God who FEAR God and not men. It is no coincidence that we have been named the ARK of God Foundation because He calls things what they are. And He is telling us in this last end that we are His footstool!
3. Mount Zion Dig in Jerusalem (This is the BRIMSTONE which represent God’s judgment)
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 BRIMSTONE includes the rehabilitation of Children’s Playground with the installation of a kingdom theme play structure to symbolize “the kingdom shall be the Lord’s” prophecy.
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. (Revelation 9:18)
So God has given us these THREE – the fire, the smoke and the brimstone at our disposal to destroy the third part of men or the 25 men of Ezekiel 8.
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. (Revelation 9:19)
This verse indicates the work of the two witnesses whose power is in their mouths. (Revelation 11:5-6). And notice that it has a head and a tail. The head is a symbol of being the leader while the tail is a sign of humility that submits to the rule of the head Deuteronomy 28:13). One is the HEAD and the other is the TAIL. God’s government is still very much in place among the two. They walk together in agreement with the same unity of God the Father and Jesus Christ. (Amos 3:3; John 10:30)
To better understand verse 19, let us define some words to further clarify the thought written therein:
Serpent – G3789 “ophis” from Strong’s Concordance, Origin: probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision)
G3700 “optanomai” to gaze (that is, with wide open eyes, as at something remarkable; signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and a watching from a distance
Had – in Thayer’s Lexicon can also mean “to hold”
Head – refer to Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:18)
“Had head” should be read as “holding the Head” which we can better understand its principle through the warning of the apostle Paul to God’s holy people in Colossae. (Colossians 1:1-2)
Let no one defraud you of your prize [your freedom in Christ and your salvation] by insisting on mock humility and the worship of (pastors), going into detail about visions [he claims] he has seen [to justify his authority], puffed up [in conceit] by his unspiritual mind, and not holding fast to the Head [of the body, Jesus Christ], from whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows with the growth [that can come only] from God. (Colossians 2:18-19, Amplified Bible)
This is a prophecy for God’s people in this last end wherein God is warning us not to be deceived by the voluntary humility and worship of pastors (translated from the word “angel“) who claim to have seen visions or prophecies in doing a work of vanity in Edstone (Jeremiah 4:15; Hosea 9:8; Jeremiah 14:18).
The 25 PCG pastors involved in the Edstone work are so puffed up in conceit by their carnal mind to religiously justify their authority by using God’s government in a deceitful mock humility, which is an ambiguous way of tooting their own horn, i.e., they promote, boast or brag about their own abilities, skills, success, achievements and even their genealogies, yet in a very subtle way of still appearing humble before the membership. Thus, the FEAR was automatically diverted to them and not to God anymore, so the apostle Paul said that they are actually NOT HOLDING THE HEAD, JESUS CHRIST! God’s people should have learned to follow their leaders only if they follow Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). The Eternal has chosen Jerusalem but these 25 carnal minded PCG pastors chose another estate. (Zechariah 3:2)
The TAIL can also refer to the “weaker part of something” which could pertain also to the members in the ARK of God Foundation. Notice that the TAIL have a SHARPNESS OF VISION like a watchman that watches from a distance whose eyes are wide open.
“For their power is in their mouth” – this is the same as what we can read about the two witnesses.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. (Revelation 11:5)
What again is this “fire” proceeding out of the mouth of these two witnesses? Is it really a literal fire?
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. (Jeremiah 5:14)
The FIRE being mentioned in Revelation chapter 11 is God’s words that is coming from the mouth of His two witnesses! And if any man will hurt these two, God will revert the same judgment to those people that throw such evil at them.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. (Revelation 11:6)
The two witnesses have the power to shut the heaven or the ministry. What can this mean? Let’s first define the word, “shut.”
Shut – in Thayer’s Lexicon, metaphorically:
- to shut up compassion so that it is like a thing inaccessible to one, to be devoid of pity towards one
- obstruct the entrance into the kingdom of heaven
The two witnesses have the power of authority to shut up compassion on the PCG ministry even to obstruct their entrance to God’s kingdom or of being born into the family of God because He is using them in this last end to proclaim judgment during the Day of the Lord with the prophecies they are declaring known also THE RAIN. (Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:1)
Rain is a symbol of God’s revelation. We have already caused the PCG ministry’s prophecies to become of no significance because THE RAIN has been withheld from them. Just look at their prophecy concerning King Jeroboam whom they associate with President Donald Trump. That prophecy will not come to pass according to their own private interpretation because President Trump has already declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Remember that King Jeroboam did not want the Israelites to focus on Jerusalem so he introduced a new kind of worship in another place to replace the people’s thoughts on Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:26-29). President Trump is not the fulfillment of King Jeroboam as the PCG suggests, it is Stephen Flurry who perfectly fits the description.
Every understanding of their prophecy now is no longer valid which can be likened to not having rain in the midst of the PCG. They are now suffering spiritual drought. Now look at the effect of the fire that is devouring the PCG. They have officially announced through their website that they will resume their dig in the Ophel Mound:
After listening to Mr. Flurry’s plans to publicize her work, Dr. Mazar informed the group that an hour before the meeting, she had finally received a license from the Israel Antiquities Authority for a three-month excavation on the Ophel, most likely commencing in November or December. She had been trying to obtain a license for over a year. She expressed her hope that the smaller Ophel dig will open the door to excavate more of the area that includes what she believes to be King Solomon’s palace.
In their great elation to what has transpired with the meeting with Dr. Mazar, they even posted in their Twitter account a photo of her with Mr. Gerald Flurry having a caption that reads: “You need to have vision to do a dig in Jerusalem.” But what they failed to recognize is that, “They need to have God on their side to do a dig in Jerusalem.”
The big question is this: How can the PCG be able to resume that “three month excavation on the Ophel” considering what they themselves have written about in their article posted in their Watch Jerusalem website entitled, “UNESCO Wants to Stop Archaeology in Ancient Jerusalem”? Here are some excerpts from that article:
Section five of the October 13 UNESCO resolution reads,
[UNESCO] Deeply deplores the failure of Israel, the occupying Power, to cease the persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem particularly in and around the Old City, and reiterates its request to Israel, the occupying Power, to prohibit all such works in conformity with its obligations under the provisions of the relevant UNESCO conventions, resolutions and decisions .…
Notice that the resolution is not just for protecting the Haram al-Sharif itself, but for preventing the “persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City.”
UNESCO and its Arab sponsors are resolved to shut down all archaeological excavations in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.
Is the PCG inclined to disregard that resolution and resume with their dig on the Ophel? It will add fuel to the already fiery and volatile situation in that contested area of the Temple Mount. To make things much worse, President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel on December 6 would make any excavation and works in East Jerusalem to result in a violent rage among the Muslims nearby. This is a very strong evidence that the prophecy in Hosea is coming to pass.
When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound. (Hosea 5:13)
Stephen and Brad is already seeing their spiritual sickness in the context of their Edstone work and the PCG’s wound in the context of their work in Jerusalem. The real reason why Stephen went to King Jareb or Wormwood (John Macdonald) in Australia this 2017 feast and at the same time sending his father to England and Israel is actually to mend their sickness and their wound which they have acquired as a result of the work of the Remembrancers that is bringing affliction on them. That is what the apostle John’s vision in verse 19 is all about concerning this second woe:
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. (Revelation 9:19)
Paraphrasing verse 19, it can be clearly understood this way:
For the power of the two witnesses is in their mouth from which they utter God’s judgment, and also in their humility they implement God’s government by example to the members who are supporting them: one being the head and the other as a tail to resemble the sharpness of the vision of holding to their HEAD, Jesus Christ. Moreover, with that vision in mind they do damage to the 25 men of Ezekiel 8. (Revelation 9:19)
But what is the expected result of the work of God’s anointed ones on the PCG? Will they finally repent toward God?
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)
Even though the Remembrancers have done their part in fulfilling to deliver God’s judgment in the form of FIRE, SMOKE and BRIMSTONE unto the PCG, they have still chosen to continue with their abominations in God’s eyes. They continue to go down even deeper into the bottomless pit of confusion with their comparative religion. Instead of repenting toward God, these 25 PCG ministers introduced the study of other religions and their gods like Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Shintoism, Confucianism, African religion with its black magic and witchcraft, etc. So it means that the PCG has acquired all the gods of these religions.
On top of that, as prophesied, the PCG ministers will still continue to rob God’s people of their eternal lives, not to mention swindling their hard earned money which they give as tithes and offering believing that their ministers are leading them to God. And what is God’s view on this?
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (Revelation 22:11-12)