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THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

The impact of this horrifying prophecy will bring sheer terror to hundreds of millions of people. It declares the details of the most horrifying period in human existence. Nothing before or after will ever eclipse the suffering of this period.

By Neville V. Stevens

New International Version used throughout unless otherwise specified.

The Apostle Paul spoke of the fullness or full number of the Gentiles. He was speaking to Gentiles at the time. What did he mean? This is what he said in this regard: Rom 11:25 "I do not want you to be ignorant of this MYSTERY, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: ISRAEL has experienced a HARDENING in part until the FULL NUMBER OF GENTILES has come in. And so ALL ISRAEL will be SAVED, as it is written: 'The DELIVERER will come from ZION; he will turn godlessness away from JACOB. And this is my COVENANT with them when I TAKE AWAY THEIR SIN."

Of what and whom was Paul speaking? To find out we must first consider exactly what he has said here. He was obviously speaking of a future time because all ISRAEL had not been SAVED at that time, and neither are they all SAVED today. He gives us further insight in Rom 10:1 "Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the ISRAELITES is that they MAY BE SAVED. For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is NOT BASED ON KNOWLEDGE."

Which Israel is this? Is it the Jews - of the Tribe of Judah? Only partly! Paul tells us the full extent of the meaning of Israel in Rom 4:16 "Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to ALL ABRAHAM'S OFFSPRING - not ONLY to those who are of the LAW, but ALSO those who are of the FAITH OF ABRAHAM."

We know who Abraham's OFFSPRING are; they are all those who were born to Jacob and their descendants; that is, the 12 tribes of Israel [Jacob]. But who are those 'who are of the FAITH OF ABRAHAM'? Let's be very clear about this! Many Christians today believe that their faith is conditioned on believing on Jesus Christ. And so they should! But faith is more than just believing that Christ is the Messiah. We must have faith in the Father - for He is the primary focus of our worship. And Christ made it very clear that we are to worship the Father. But the FAITH OF ABRAHAM is exhibited in his deeds. And Paul makes this clear: Rom 4:1 "What then shall we say that Abraham, our FOREFATHER said in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about - but not before God. What does the Scripture say? "Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was credited to him as RIGHTEOUSNESS."

Abraham did whatever God asked of him without question! No arguments! No creative reasoning! Abraham responded immediately! Why? Because he BELIEVED God. And how did Abraham demonstrate his FAITH? By his deeds! No doubt Abraham would have preferred to cut out his own heart instead of killing Isaac, his son. But God didn't say that! God said He required Isaac's life. Abraham set out to obey - because he BELIEVED God! And it was this action that proved the FAITH OF ABRAHAM.

Reverting again to Paul's statement about the 'full number of the Gentiles' coming in, what did Paul mean? Did he mean 'coming in' to the Church? No! He was speaking about ISRAEL. He was speaking about ABRAHAM'S OFFSPRING, the 12 tribes of Israel.

Paul had this to say in Rom 3:10 "...There is no-one righteous, not even one; there is no-one who understands, no-one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no-one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." To whom was Paul referring? Was he speaking of the whole world? Since this is a direct quote from Ps 14:1-3 we need to see what the Prophet David had to say on the matter: Ps 14:1-3 "The fool says in his heart there is no God. They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no-one who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who UNDERSTAND, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no-one who does good, not even one." David goes on to describe who is being spoken of: V7 "Oh, that salvation for ISRAEL would come out of ZION! When the LORD RESTORES the fortunes of HIS PEOPLE, let JACOB rejoice and ISRAEL be glad."

Quite clearly the Prophet David identifies the object of his words as being God's people, ISRAEL (see also Amos 3:1-2, Deut 7:6). Paul's reference to these is in accordance with the rest of the Book of Romans that also speaks of ISRAEL. David speaks of salvation coming out of ZION. Paul shows that long after the appearance of our Saviour, these words were still applicable. The Bible makes it clear that Salvation will come out of ZION - the CITY and the PEOPLE that bear His NAME (Dan 9:19).

Paul also quoted from Ps 140:3. This is what he said: Rom 3:13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues PRACTICE DECEIT." Those who are wise will know that many of the things that David said, seemingly in reference to himself, were fulfilled by Christ. David goes on to say that the prophet whom he referred to, that is himself, but also Christ, had TRAPS set before them, by those who PRACTICE DECEIT (V5). David adds this: V9 "Let the heads of those (who set traps) who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused. Let burning coals FALL UPON THEM; may they be thrown into the fire (Pointer: Matt 13:40, Rev 20:15, Matt 12:30-37), into miry pits, never to rise." You will be aware that this prophecy was not fulfilled by David. Neither was it fulfilled by Christ. Christ didn't bring burning coals down on the heads of His enemies; He went as a lamb to the slaughter.

But ELIJAH did!

Ahaziah, King of Israel, sought to have Elijah put to death. He had inquired of the false gods concerning an injury, and Elijah had said he would die because he had done this. The king was furious and sent fifty men to arrest him. When the captain approached him, as he sat on top of a hill, he demanded he come down and surrender. Elijah answered him: 2Kings 1:10 "Elijah answered the captain, "If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!" Then the fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men." Strangely enough, they didn't recognise the hand of God, and did it again with the same result. Yet a third time, this mad king sent fifty men to arrest him. Now it was clearly a rebellion against God. For his evil, Ahaziah died.

This same Spirit that was in Elijah will be present in the two men who will prepare the way for the return of Christ: Rev 11:5 "If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die." So the power of these two witnesses is in their mouths. And God says He gives them this power (V3). They need only speak the word and the mighty power of the Almighty God is activated.

Of course church leaders today would never bring fire down on the head of their enemies. They are such beacons of virtue - their own perceived virtue! And they present themselves as angels of light - just like Satan the devil! 2Cor 11:13 "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, MASQUERADING as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself MASQUERADES as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants MASQUERADE as servants of righteousness. THEIR END IS WHAT THEIR ACTIONS DESERVE." Amen! Do you believe this? If you don't then you are out of touch with God. These fakes and frauds deserve exactly what they are about to get! This is God's judgment. Believe God!

So both David and Paul are on the same wave-length in this matter. Both are speaking of the House of Israel. And David looks to the time when salvation would come from ZION. Paul also states this, but speaks of all Israel's salvation coming after the 'full number of Gentiles has come in.' And remember this is what he said: Rom 11:26 "And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from ZION; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sin." This is a quote from Isa 59:20-21. We need to understand what Isaiah was talking about. He says the deliverer will come from Zion and will take godlessness away from Jacob. Paul said that this was a reference to ALL Israel who will be saved at that time. Let's see what Isaiah says in the lead-in to Paul's quote:

Isa 59:15 "Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no-one, he was appalled that there was no-one to intercede; so his own arm worked SALVATION for Him, and His own righteousness sustained Him. He put on RIGHTEOUSNESS AS HIS BREASTPLATE and the HELMET OF SALVATION on His head, He put on GARMENTS OF VENGEANCE and wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak." Wow! Did you notice that! At the time of SALVATION God will be dressed just like true Christians. This is in accord with what the Apostle Paul said in Eph 6:14-17.

Not quite! God will have extra garments - the garments of vengeance. The Christian is dressed similarly, but with different weapons. This is what Paul wrote: Eph 6:10-17 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the FULL ARMOUR OF GOD so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the RULERS, against the AUTHORITIES, against the POWERS OF THIS DARK WORLD and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS. Therefore put on the FULL ARMOUR OF GOD, so that WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL COMES, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done EVERYTHING, to stand. Stand firm then, with the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist, with the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in place, and with your FEET FITTED with the readiness that comes from the GOSPEL OF PEACE. In addition to all this, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the EVIL ONE. Take the HELMET OF SALVATION and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the WORD OF GOD."

WHEN THE EVIL DAY COMES, true Christians will be prepared. They will be equipped with the GOSPEL OF PEACE - the same PEACE that Christ had when He went to His death. This is the same PEACE that Christ said: "My PEACE I give to you...". But to all others, of course, He said, "Don't think I have come to bring PEACE! I have NOT come to bring PEACE but a SWORD."

True Christians should be equipped with mighty weapons. Their SWORD will cut straight to the heart! This is the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT - the WORD OF GOD. Do you imagine that true Christians will be telling cute little stories about 'gentle Jesus, meek and mild' at that time? Or will they be reciting, parrot-fashion, the sermon on the mount? Or endlessly quoting John 3:16? Christians everywhere, try to get your brains functioning and wake up! If you think for one moment that these sort of platitudes will help you in the DAY OF EVIL then you are truly demented!

When the Mighty Conqueror Christ dons the GARMENTS OF VENGEANCE and shakes this earth, human beings will look for a scapegoat. And when they round YOU up to kill you, they will think they are doing God a service. If you start mouthing your silly platitudes, then these murderers will slice your head off just for practice. At that time, of course, God will give you the words to speak - provided you are one of His; that is a true Christian (Luke 21:15). Pity help the 'pretend' Christians! They will die without the PEACE of Christ. As Paul says in 2Cor 11:15 "Their end is what their actions deserve." God tells us that He has a preference for those who are stone-cold spiritually, than for those who are luke-warm (Rev 3:16). If you are not whole-hearted and filled with zeal for God, then go away! You are of no use to God!

And against whom do we don the whole ARMOUR OF GOD? Strange as it may seem to some, the first of the persecutors will come from the ranks of professing Christians. These beasts of prey will swoop on true Christians and betray them. They will be so indoctrinated by Satan with 'political correctness' fashioned on demented platitudes, and adopted by the Tribes of Israel as their SHIELD OF FAITH, that they will side with God's enemies against you.

But the worst persecution will come from those who have been the beneficiaries of 'political correctness'! These are the Gentile beasts that live among the Tribes of Israel. These are the greedy, slavering beasts that you protect with your 'political correctness.' And you know who they are! By their very fruits you know them! They have the minds of animals. And this includes all of them, except those whom God has called for a special purpose. Even though Gentiles, these few are true Christians and are deserving of all honour as brothers and sisters in the faith.

And what else did Isaiah say in connection with Paul's quote in Rom 11:26? This is what Isaiah recorded: Isa 59:20 "The redeemer will come to ZION, to those in Jacob who REPENT OF THEIR SINS," declares the LORD. "As for Me, this is My COVENANT with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, and My WORDS that I have put in your MOUTH will not depart from your MOUTH, or from the MOUTHS of your children, or from the MOUTHS of your DESCENDANTS from this time on and FOR EVER." says the LORD."

Most Bible margins refer Paul's words to Isa 59:20, but some also reference Isa 27:9 (the NIV for example) as the source of his quote. So following the principle of 'pointers and markers' we must go to this reference for further information: Isa 27:9 "By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned for, and this will be the FULL FRUITAGE of the removal of his sin...." What FRUITAGE is this? Isaiah explains! Firstly, he speaks of the day of the destruction of Leviathan, the gliding serpent in V1: Isa 27:1 "In THAT DAY, the LORD will punish with His sword, His fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; He will slay the MONSTER OF THE SEA (see also Ps 74:14). In THAT DAY "Sing about a FRUITFUL VINEYARD (Israel is the vineyard - Isa 5:7): I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually..." V6 "In DAYS TO COME Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill ALL THE EARTH WITH FRUIT."

So in the day that God punishes Leviathan the BEAST OF THE SEA, God will restore the fortunes of Israel and Jacob. And this is what He says: V12 "In THAT DAY the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, O ISRAELITES, will be gathered up one by one. And in THAT DAY a GREAT TRUMPET WILL SOUND. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and WORSHIP THE LORD on the HOLY MOUNTAIN in JERUSALEM."

It's worthwhile following one of these pointers a little further to understand what God is speaking of when He mentions the MONSTER OF THE SEA: Ps 74:14 "But you, O God, are my King from of old; you bring SALVATION upon the earth. It was You who split open the sea by Your power, you broke the HEADS [plural] of the MONSTER IN THE WATERS [sea]. It was You who crushed the HEADS [plural] of Leviathan...."

Isaiah also spoke of this: Isa 51:9 "Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O ARM of the LORD; awake as in days gone by, as in GENERATIONS of old. Was it not You who CUT RAHAB TO PIECES, who pierced that MONSTER through? Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over? The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter ZION with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads." And incidently, the only other Rahab mentioned in the Bible was a PROSTITUTE or HARLOT. While on the question of RAHAB, we should note a further marker in the Book of Psalms: Ps 87:1 "He has set His foundation on the Holy Mountain; the LORD loves the GATES OF ZION more than all the DWELLINGS of Jacob. Glorious things are said of you; O CITY OF GOD. I will record RAHAB and BABYLON among those who acknowledge Me - Philistia too, and TYRE, along with CUSH, and will say, 'This one was born in ZION. Indeed of ZION it will be said, 'This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High Himself will establish HER.' The LORD will WRITE IN THE REGISTER of the peoples: "This one was born in ZION." Selah. As they make MUSIC they will sing, "All My FOUNTAINS [reference to springs of living water] are in you."" In time to come you will understand the enormous significance of these verses. They point to a wealth of knowledge.

Just after God dons the 'GARMENTS OF VENGEANCE' (Isa 59:17) and in the DAY that Jacob repents of their sin (V20), God gives us this further description: V18 "According to what they have done, so will He repay WRATH (see Rev 6:16 for the exact time of this wrath) to His ENEMIES and retribution to His FOES; He will repay the ISLANDS their due." In the Bible, the word 'island' describes any landmass that is separated from the main body of land in the Middle East. This also includes the continents to the west of the central Mediterranean region. And in the very next verse, God identifies the location of the people to whom He refers: V19 "From the WEST, men will FEAR the NAME of the LORD, and from the RISING OF THE SUN, they will revere His GLORY." There are two main points here. The ISLAND or CONTINENT due west of Jerusalem, and by implication, towards the SETTING OF THE SUN, is the United States of America and Canada. From this global point they will revere His GLORY to the EAST or towards the RISING OF THE SUN. JERUSALEM or ZION is the GLORY OF GOD.

In this continent DUE WEST of the HOLY LAND dwells those from all the tribes of Israel. They are from Britain, France, Holland, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and from wherever the Tribes of Israel formerly settled. (For those who don't understand where the Tribes of Israel settled, see the article: 'The Tribes of Israel'). Many Jews of the Tribe of Judah settled there, but God has given rulership to EPHRAIM, and it is EPHRAIM who rules over all his brothers. Jacob pronounced a blessing on the two sons of Joseph - Ephraim and Manasseh. In doing this he deliberately placed his right hand on the head or Ephraim. Joseph tried to change this, pointing out that Manasseh was the firstborn. This is what Jacob replied: Gen 48:19 "But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become GREAT. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be GREATER than he, and his descendants will become a 'MELO HAR GOYIM' (original Hebrew). In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing: 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.'" So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh."

Manasseh did become GREAT. In fact, they called themselves GREAT BRITAIN. Early in their history they remembered that Joseph was PRINCE among his brothers. And they knew, when they took the name BRITISH, that they were the COVENANT PEOPLE. Today, ask any Englishman the meaning of the word 'British' and they can't tell you. Ask any Hebrew-speaking Jew and he will tell you that the origin of the word comes from the Hebrew word 'BERITH' which means 'COVENANT'. Many centuries ago, they knew they were the BERITH (covenant) ISH (men) or BRITISH MEN. Since God means virtually nothing to these people today, they have forgotten their origins. British tradition being as strong as it is, they held to the coronation tradition of many, many centuries by coronating Queen Elizabeth as the 'Queen of Israel.' They retained these traditional words in the coronation ceremony. Undoubtedly, they don't understand why today. On that occasion they departed from the tradition of centuries, where formerly the monarch was coroneted on the throne that has Jacob's pillarstone embedded in it. For reasons unknown to them today, they have honoured their father Jacob by preserving the stone that Jacob rested his head on in Bethel (Gen 28:10, 35:6). It was just south of Bethel where Jacob buried his wife Rachel, the mother of Joseph, and grandmother of Ephraim and Manasseh. It's certain that Joseph named his son Ephraim after the place where his father buried his mother. The place was called Ephrath or Ephratah.

Jacob's blessing to Manasseh was that he would become GREAT. And truly he did become GREAT and bore this description in his name, GREAT Britain. But his brother EPHRAIM was to become GREATER, and he would become a 'fullness' (margin) of nations (Heb: 'GOWY' or commonly today: GOY, which means GENTILES - Str: 01471).

Does this mean that Ephraim was to become a nation of Gentiles? Not entirely. In fact, Jacob went on to give his benediction on all the tribes. This is what he said in Gen 49:1 "Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather round so that I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come." Most versions render this last phrase as 'in the last days.' The Hebrew word is 'achariyth' and means 'end, latter, last, hindermost' (Str: 0319).

It's important to note that Jacob blessed Joseph's sons first, and then Joseph's brothers. Then he blessed Joseph. In doing this, he set a time sequence. In his blessing to Joseph, this is what he says: Gen 49:26 "Let all these (the other 11 brothers) rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the PRINCE AMONG HIS BROTHERS." Some versions have rendered this last phrase as the 'one who separated from his brothers.' Both phrases are equally ranked according to the original meaning. The NIV chose to favour their rendering in accordance with Jacob's words in Gen 48:5 where he ranked Ephraim and Manasseh with his first two sons, Reuben and Simeon, thereby giving them the importance of a firstborn son. God also refers to EPHRAIM as His FIRSTBORN (Jer 31:9). The Prophet Joseph certainly did separate from his brothers and ended up in the land of Egypt. The latter fulfilment of this prophecy was when Ephraim separated from the European theatre of habitation and moved to the new land of America. To a lesser extent, Manasseh also colonised and established Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other parts of the world.

But in terms of might and power, who can compare with Ephraim? Moses gave this final prophetic blessing about Joseph: Deut 33:13 "About Joseph he said: "May the LORD bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below; with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills; with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favour of Him who dwelt in the burning bush. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the PRINCE AMONG HIS BROTHERS (same comments apply as above). In majesty he is like a firstborn bull, his horns are the horns of a wild ox, with them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the TEN THOUSANDS OF EPHRAIM, such are the THOUSANDS OF MANASSEH." In reference to the power of warfare as these verses imply, EPHRAIM is far mightier than MANASSEH. Britain has had many military victories and won some decisive battles. But which nation can compare with the military might of the United States of America. Note what Hosea recorded: Hos 13:1 "When Ephraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel." How true this it! For years the U.S. Foreign Secretaries have gone around the world caning recalcitrant nations. Seldom do these nations raise their heads to say 'boo'. Who would risk disfavour with the U.S.? This is beginning to change, however. The Islamic nations are openly hostile, and can't wait for the moment to arrive when they will crush Ephraim. They are the chosen instrument of Satan the devil to bring about the downfall of the holy seed of God.

Almost the whole of the book of Hosea deals with parables. And most of them concern Ephraim. This is what is recorded concerning Ephraim: Hos 12:8 "EPHRAIM boasts, "I am VERY RICH; I have become WEALTHY. With all my WEALTH they will not find in me any iniquity or sin." I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of your appointed feasts. I spoke to the PROPHETS, gave them many VISIONS and told PARABLES through them. Is GILEAD wicked? Its people are WORTHLESS! Do they sacrifice bulls in GILGAL? Their altars will be like pile of stones on a ploughed field."

This is a little hard to understand until you realize that GILEAD is in the former territory of MANASSEH, and GILGAL in the former territory of EPHRAIM. Of MANASSEH (GILEAD) God says their people are WORTHLESS. And GILGAL don't make offerings to God, they believe that no iniquity or sin can be found in them. In the Bible a city is frequently used to describe an entire people.

God has a special love for EPHRAIM. All astute students of the Bible will be aware that endtime prophecy, in connection with Israel, centres on two tribes - JUDAH and EPHRAIM. These are the two tribes that ruled over the divided kingdom. Jeroboam, an Ephraimite, seized power from Solomon's son Rehoboam, and took ten tribes with him in his rebellion. They formed the northern kingdom. And lest we forget, God planned this many years before it happened (1Kings 11:26-31). Solomon actually made Jeroboam ruler over the House of Joseph. It was a part of God's great plan.

WHAT DID PAUL MEAN?

Like so many of Paul's comments, when he spoke of the 'full number of Gentiles' he was quoting from the Holy Scripture - the only Scripture around at that time, that is, the Old Testament. Paul quoted from the words of Jacob and Moses. He recognised that these PROPHECIES were for the ENDTIME - the LAST DAYS. And of course, he knew these PROPHECIES referred to God's people ISRAEL. And in recognition of these things he used the Greek equivalent of the original Hebrew: 'Fullness' or 'full number' (Gr: pleroma, Str: 4138) means 'the full measure or number of that which is to be filled.' 'Gentiles' (Gr: ethnos, Str:1484) means 'a foreign nation that doesn't worship the true God. All those who are not of the Tribes of Israel'. In Hebrew the word is 'goy' or 'goyim', a term frequently used by Jews today in reference to all 'others'. 'Has come in' (Gr: eiserchomai, Str: 1525) means 'to enter as one enters a city.'

Paul was telling the Gentiles, to whom his letter was addressed, that there was yet a time to come, when ALL ISRAEL would be saved. The whole book of Romans is confirmation of that which was written by the prophets of old. He told the Gentiles not to be arrogant nor to assume that God had cast away his people (Rom 11:1). In V25 he said: "I do not want you to be ignorant of this MYSTERY, brothers, so that you may not be conceited...." In Rom 10:1 Paul tells us that the Israelites are zealous but their zeal is NOT BASED ON KNOWLEDGE. Which people are filled with zeal for Christianity, but lacking knowledge? Paul says it's the Israelites the 12 tribes of Israel. And this certainly includes the nation that has spawned more different Christian religions than any other on earth - the United States of America.

Paul then begins to detail the MYSTERY of the Israelites. Notice what he says: Rom 10:16 "But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For ISAIAH says, "LORD, who has believed our message?" Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ. But I ask, 'Did they not hear?' OF COURSE THEY DID: "Their voice has gone out into ALL THE EARTH, their words to the ENDS OF THE WORLD."

So the Israelites heard, but they failed to believe the message. They took a corrupted message into all the earth - just as God intended. And that message came straight out of Satan's realm, the region in which he lived (Rev 2:12-16). This is what they now believe, and it is NOT BASED ON KNOWLEDGE!

Hosea recorded this: Hos 7:11 "Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria. When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like birds of the air. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them. Woe to them, because they have strayed from Me! I long to REDEEM THEM but they SPEAK LIES against Me."

Those who are truly zealous for God's Word may be interested in Paul's reference to ISAIAH: Isa 10:20 "In that day the remnant of ISRAEL, the SURVIVORS of the House of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will TRULY RELY on the LORD, the Holy One of ISRAEL. A REMNANT will return, a REMNANT of Jacob will return to the Mighty God. Though your people be as the SAND OF THE SEA, only a REMNANT will return. DESTRUCTION has been decreed, OVERWHELMING and RIGHTEOUS. The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out the DESTRUCTION decreed upon the WHOLE LAND."

These are the words that Paul was referring to, and which he affirms concerns the time when God will remove their BLINDNESS. And it speaks of a future time, and if you believe otherwise, then you must conclude that Paul was not speaking under the inspiration of God. In the Book of Romans, Paul speaks extensively of that which was spoken of by the prophets. He quotes from Jacob, Moses, David, Isaiah and others. Isaiah's words alone open a course of study so vast that if all were to be written, they would fill many books. The pointers and markers here are virtually endless. But our focus here is on the 'fullness of the Gentiles' coming in to the House of Israel.

Long ago, God warned the Tribes of Israel of the danger of not BELIEVING Him and TURNING AWAY. He warned that all that was written in the Law of Moses would befall them. He has also warned them of the need to hear what ELIJAH says, who 'will TURN the hearts of the children to the fathers....' just BEFORE the GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY (Mal 4:5-6).

Daniel also spoke of this! Daniel wanted to know the meaning of the vision of the 2,300 days, and sought understanding from God in prayer. The whole prayer is recorded in the Book of Daniel for our understanding. This is what it says in part: Dan 9:7 "LORD, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame - the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and ALL ISRAEL, both NEAR AND FAR, in ALL THE COUNTRIES where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to You." V10 "We have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws He gave us through his SERVANTS THE PROPHETS. ALL ISRAEL has transgressed your law and TURNED AWAY, refusing to obey You. Therefore the CURSES AND SWORN JUDGMENTS written in the LAW OF MOSES, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against You. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great DISASTER." V13 "Just as it is written in the LAW OF MOSES, all this DISASTER has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favour of the LORD our God by TURNING from our sins and giving ATTENTION TO YOUR TRUTH."

Unfortunately, mainstream Christianity is teaching a doctrine that is NOT BASED ON KNOWLEDGE and they don't care! Even those whom God called for a special purpose long ago failed to search the Scriptures for true knowledge. Instead they adopted established worldly doctrine and then embellished it with a little truth. Even today, they agree with the worldly perception of prophecy (with slight variations) which is satanic in origins, and, like many other religions, teach that the big bogey to watch is the Pope and the Catholic Church.

These people seem incapable of believing God. God's Word means nothing to them. When you examine their silly prophecies you find that their entire doctrine is based on a single Scripture in Rev 17:9 where it speaks of seven hills or mountains. The rest of the passage they ignore. Of these seven hills or mountains, the Bible says 'FIVE HAVE FALLEN'. When this writer last checked, all seven hills in Rome were still there.

Their lightweight approach to God's Word is abominable! These evil frauds don't care what God says in His Word, they are only concerned with perpetuating their own deceptive teachings. Little wonder that God's judgment of them is that they will get 'WHAT THEIR ACTIONS DESERVE.'

Some people believe that they can sit back and wait to see what happens, and then make their judgment on what is the truth. In so doing, they are plainly stating that they have no FAITH in God's Word. It doesn't require FAITH to believe something AFTER the event. God requires His people to exercise FAITH in His infallible Word, and to BELIEVE HIM! And if they don't, then they will get exactly 'WHAT THEIR ACTIONS DESERVE.' BELIEVE GOD!

The leaders in the Churches of God have 'sanitised' the Word of God to reflect their own importance. The doctrine they teach is an outrageous corruption of the intent of the God's Word. The thrust of all they teach is that God is holding back all prophecy until they milk the populace of every last proselyte and then God will bring down disaster on all who are left. They seem to forget that everything that is written concerning Israel is in ACCORDANCE WITH GOD'S PROMISES TO ABRAHAM. And the ultimate fulfilment of these PROMISES will be when ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED.

The Apostle Paul made this very clear! He identified the role of Christians: Rom 8:36 "As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Continuing the same theme in Rom 9:1 "I speak the truth in Christ I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit I have great sorrow and anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, THOSE OF MY OWN RACE, the PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. THEIRS is the ADOPTION OF SONS, THEIRS the DIVINE GLORY, the COVENANTS, the RECEIVING OF THE LAW, the TEMPLE WORSHIP and the PROMISES. THEIRS are the PATRIARCHS, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, for ever praised."

You have an obligation before God to understand clearly the meaning of these words recorded by the Apostle Paul. God had a special reason for inspiring these words. He wants us to know His primary focus is on the Tribes of Israel. God makes no secret of this! From earliest times, God set divisions among the people of the earth. All the people of the earth are divided into 12 groups.

THE SONG OF MOSES

All those who have a sincere desire to understand God's Word, and particularly where it relates to prophecy, should understand the meaning of these 12 divisions of humanity. This is what Moses recorded in the SONG OF MOSES: Deut 32:8 "When the Most High gave the nations their INHERITANCE, when He DIVIDED all mankind, He set up BOUNDARIES for the peoples ACCORDING to the NUMBER of the SONS OF ISRAEL. For the LORD'S PORTION is His people, JACOB His allotted INHERITANCE." God wants us to know that all that is written in the SONG OF MOSES is relevant for our time, and so He duly recorded this: Rev 15:2 "And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God and sang the SONG OF MOSES the servant of God and the SONG OF THE LAMB." Just as a point of interest, notice what Moses said in reference to the SONG OF MOSES: Deut 32:47 "They are not just idle words for you - THEY ARE YOUR LIFE." How strange it is that many who believe they live godly lives have not even bothered to read the SONG OF MOSES and to study its meaning. In fact, the godly part of most Christian's lives consist of sitting in the congregation once a week. This is what they believe is their 'duty' to God. The SONG OF MOSES summarises our WHOLE DUTY to God and refers to everything from the FIRST GENERATION to the LAST. The ALPHA and OMEGA of Bible understanding. You people had better start waking up!

Those who have a sincere desire to understand the whole Plan of God and the strategy He has set in place to fulfil it, will need to know and be able to identify these 12 divisions. God lists all 12 divisions for our understanding, together with their internal family groups, in the 10th chapter of Genesis. On this rare occasion the NKJ version of the Bible most accurately describes the true meaning: Gen 10:32 "These were the families of sons of Noah, according to their GENERATIONS, in their NATIONS; and from these the NATIONS were DIVIDED on the earth after the flood." And these are the 12 divisions of all of humanity as recorded by God, and whom God refers to in matters of prophecy:

1. JAPHETH 2. GOMER 3. JAVAN 4. HAM 5. CUSH 6. RAAMAH

7. MIZRAIM 8. CANAAN 9. SHEM 10. ARAM 11. EBER 12. JOKTAN

Linked to each of these divisions are the names of the internal family groups. These are also listed in Gen 10. These are the sub-groups of each of these great divisions of humanity. Those who truly want to understand prophecy should make a note of these 12 divisions - they are vitally important for our understanding.

It's no secret that God chose these divisions from earliest times. Again the NKJ version provides the better translation: Acts 17:26 "And He has made from one blood every NATION of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has DETERMINED their PREAPPOINTED TIMES and the BOUNDARIES of their DWELLINGS." Here we find that God has not only set the BOUNDARIES of their DWELLINGS, but He has also DETERMINED their PREAPPOINTED TIMES.

It was Christ's will that we understand what is meant here. For clarification He said this: Luke 21:22 "For this is the TIME of punishment in FULFILMENT OF ALL THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and WRATH against THIS PEOPLE. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED."

Clearly, time frames are linked to the 12 divisions of humanity. The Gentiles will do astounding damage and commit some of the most outrageous acts of cruelty imaginable. And again, Christ warns of this WRATH which will be primarily focused against THIS PEOPLE - the people of JERUSALEM and JUDEA. Christ's words set the stage for this WRATH which is also mentioned in the Book of Revelation. This is the WRATH of the DRAGON - which is Satan the devil. This is what God has recorded: Rev 12:9 "The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who LEADS the WHOLE WORLD ASTRAY. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." V12 "Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with FURY, because he knows that his TIME is short."

Again, we see the TIME element. Satan's TIME is short. He is the LEADER of the WHOLE WORLD, and he LEADS the WHOLE WORLD ASTRAY. And on whom does he immediately turn his WRATH AND FURY against? God tells us! He turns on Christ's own people - those of His own race - the nation from which He was born - JUDAH! God records this: Rev 12:13 "When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to earth, he pursued the WOMAN who had given birth to the MALE CHILD." This male child is identified as Christ in V5. In the language of prophecy, a WOMAN is always one of the divisions of humanity. This term never ever refers to a church! On occasion these divisions of humanity are referred to as a Church [ecclesia] as in the case of Acts 7:38. If a woman is a church, then God had the perfect opportunity to make this plain in Rev 12:13, but He reinforced this vital information by referring to this WOMAN, and identifying her as the one who gave birth to Christ. And this was the TRIBE OF JUDAH.

God's enemies will go to any lengths to 'prove' that a woman is a church. These false prophets, whom God has NOT SPOKEN TO, do this to prove that the Great Harlot is the Catholic Church.

The proverbial phoenix is arising among you right now! Look at your cities. Understand who these evil degenerates are that are promoting lawlessness and destruction. And who are the illegal aliens that are flooding into the U.S.? Mark them well! They will be your masters, House of Israel! God has warned you!

When the FULL NUMBER has infiltrated your nation, then you will acknowledge the Great God. But for most of you, it will be too late. You will be slaughtered or enslaved and deported to serve harsh masters in the many Gentile nations. If you don't believe God then sleep on, you will be wakened soon enough!

Prophets generally, lead a lonely existence. They are usually without honour in their own household, and by extension, the household of God. God rarely sent prophets to proclaim good news; they invariably were sent to warn. People rarely acknowledge them as the messengers of God. Even though the people read or hear what is said, and check whether these things are so, they usually decide to play the waiting game.

Most Christians acknowledge that God planned long ago to send two prophets before the GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY of the LORD. The Churches of God have always believed that these two prophets would fully support all that they teach and believe. This is a form of spiritual arrogance that ASSUMES they are right in everything. On the authority of God, the truth is the exact opposite. The Churches of God have been extremely slovenly in their approach to God's Word. They are now reaping what they have sown.

In Paul's reference to the full number of the Gentiles in Rom 11:25-27, he was at that time speaking to true Christians. These were predominantly Gentile in origin. But notice that they didn't take offence. They recognised that the only thing that matters is God's opinion. They also recognised that they were enormously privileged to be ranked as true Christians, and Paul clearly explained this to them in Rom 11:17.

Paul begins a new thread of understanding in V28 "As far as the GOSPEL IS CONCERNED, they (Israelites) are ENEMIES on your account; but as far as ELECTION IS CONCERNED, they are loved on ACCOUNT OF THE PATRIARCHS, for God's gifts and HIS CALL IS IRREVOCABLE. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you. For God has BOUND ALL MEN [Israel] TO DISOBEDIENCE so that He may have MERCY on them all."

Why would God inspire these words? Why would He bind 'ALL MEN [Israel] TO DISOBEDIENCE'? Paul explains that this is because they didn't retain God in their minds. He confirms what David said about there being 'none that do good, no not one.' In the Book of Romans he describes ISRAEL (that is the whole 12 tribes) as the ENEMY and Gentiles as the coming tormentors. Who does this leave? Only those who are of the Body of Christ.

And indeed, all of ISRAEL - the whole 12 tribes, are the enemy until...when? Until God decides to have 'MERCY on them all.' And when will this be? God tells us!

The narrative begins with John the Baptist the Elijah that preceded Christ's first coming. He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom of God; he actually spoke of Christ's second coming. This Elijah spoke of purging out the rebels among God's people, and preparing the way for the time of wrath and the return of Christ. John the Baptist recognised who the enemies of God were and duly tormented them. But he was not alone in this. Christ also assailed them, and let them know that they were firmly in the grip of Satan the devil: John 8:44 "Why is My language not clear to you? Because you are UNABLE to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire." And Christ made it plain that this GENERATION to whom He was speaking was present in the days of Cain and Abel (Matt 23:31-36). Cain was of that generation. Christ confirmed that this generation still existed and was active in His day (V).

So who and what is this evil generation that existed from the time of Adam and Eve? God Himself identified all humanity as falling into two groups. The seed of the true 'woman' who would obey her Husband and the seed of the serpent. And God Himself established a natural hatred between these two groups. This is what He said: Gen 3:15 "And I will put ENMITY (Heb: eybah Str: 0342. Means hatred) between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your HEAD, and you will strike his heel." The meaning of the word 'HEAD' here, is the key to understanding the meaning of this verse. The following is the extract from Strong's Concordance:07218 ro'sh {roshe} from an unused root apparently meaning to shake; TWOT - 2097; n m

AV - head 349, chief 91, top 73, beginning 14, company 12, captain 10, sum 9, first 6, principal 5, chapiters 4, rulers 2, misc 23; 598

1) head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning

1a) head (of man, animals)

1b) top, tip (of mountain)

1c) height (of stars)

1d) chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest)

1e) head, front, beginning

1f) chief, choicest, best

1g) head, division, company, band

1h) sum (or summit)

This HEAD would be crushed whenever it reached the summit or top of the mountain of nations. This HEAD would seek to dominate all others by ascending to the pinnacle of human domination. It's natural enemy would be the SEED or OFFSPRING of God. And the SEED of God would be the natural enemy of this head. There would be natural hatred between them.

This HEAD would seek to dominate all of humanity. But God chose His SEED selectively; choosing only a thin thread of humanity. To all those who were of the SEED of God, who truly sought to obey God, the power of the serpent would be limited to merely bruising their heel. And Satan knows where God has drawn the line. He knows that he cannot cross that line.

We now come to an interesting account of Cain's descendants. Cain was the beginning of the OFFSPRING of Satan. He had the very spirit of Satan and sought dominion over all others, including his own brother. He recognised that he did not have the same inclination to please God and refused to accede to God's requirements. But his brother Abel did. So Cain decided to thwart God by killing the one who served Him in an acceptable manner.

After he had killed him, God approached him and spoke to him. Cain denied killing his brother and said: Gen 4:9 "...Am I my brother's keeper?" The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth." Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from YOUR PRESENCE; I will be a restless wanderer (a nomad) on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no-one who found him would kill him."

So Cain was thrust from the PRESENCE of the LORD and became a hunter/gatherer. He no longer dressed and kept the land and sowed crops and reaped at harvest time. He merely killed and ate and gathered wherever edible foodstuffs existed. In other words, he became a nomadic degenerate like so many hunter/gatherers that exist today. This is the MARK of Satan's offspring. And you know who they are! These degenerates want to own all the land but they don't want to clear it and plant and dress it as God intended. God set the example by planting the Garden of Eden. He wants the land planted and harvested in accordance with the standard He set. Satan's seed would have us believe that the land should remain undeveloped and unproductive. Such people defy God and carry the MARK of Cain. The characteristics of Cain still exist today. He is the progenitor of those whom God cursed, and that curse was never lifted. Several generations later, a descendant of Cain arrogantly claimed the protection that God had given to Cain. This is what he said: Gen 4:23 "Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times." At first glance, this seems a strange insertion in the Holy Scripture. What is its purpose?

In the first place, it was probably only his pride that was a little bruised, which is implied in the original Hebrew. Even though he disobeyed God and killed a young man for virtually nothing, he decided to claim the sanctuary that God had offered to Cain but not from the hand of God. He knew that he could not expect God to up-the-ante by tenfold on account of his murder. He was speaking of personal vengeance. Duly, he sought to kill not just the young man; but for the insult he suffered, he would extract vengeance of seventy-seven times. This was the type of mind that typified all of Satan's seed then, and also today.

Generations later, this evil mindset had permeated the whole human race all except those in whom God's seed was established. Moses recorded the account of Noah: Gen 6:9 "This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was FULL OF VIOLENCE. God saw how CORRUPT the earth had become, for all the people on earth had CORRUPTED THEIR WAYS. So God said to Moses, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is FILLED WITH VIOLENCE BECAUSE OF THEM." The original Hebrew says that Noah was 'perfect in his generations.' The word 'generations' means 'generation of offspring' (Heb: dowr Str: 01755). And indeed Noah was! In fact the Bible records his perfect line of genealogy through Seth. There is, however, considerable evidence that at least one of Noah's sons, and possibly two, married women who were of the generations of Cain. These were certainly Ham, and possibly Japheth. This is further borne out by the fact that Moses actually recorded the names of Lamech's wives. And it's this generation of children that ends the Bible record of Cain's line.

God actually decided to end the trial (Gen 6:7). God grieved over the conduct of human beings and regretted having created them. The conduct of humanity was self-incriminating and had provided the evidence to convict. And the whole Bible is about gathering evidence for the great trial. But one thing was lacking. Righteous heirs! The court could have assembled and brought in a verdict right at that time in complete accordance with the standards of justice that God sets. But God loved Noah. He was the single mitigating factor for the six thousand year continuance.

Noah was a righteous man, born of the seed of God, and still had the privilege of God's PRESENCE the PRESENCE denied Cain! Noah preached the righteousness of God (2Pet 2:5), and pleaded with God to find another way. At that time, there was nothing stated or written that would preclude God from ending the trial. There was, however, one more final act that had to be carried out. The murder of God's Son. This was the Being with whom Adam and Eve, and Cain, and Noah spoke. For this act there was no redemption; no chance of a verdict other than guilty.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of God, and God decided to erase all others from the earth and begin again. In keeping with the rules of the trial, Satan was again given access to the remnant of his seed. To this very day, Satan thinks that the winner of the trial will be the one with the most converts to his own philosophies; that is, the one with the greatest following. Satan is convinced that he is winning hands down. He has yet to understand who the real winners will be and why! He has no qualms about killing a few of his own seed (Isa 14:20), because he still has plenty of them. To him they aren't important. But God places great value on His SEED.

In the Book of Hebrews we find an interesting annexure to the story of Abel: Heb 11:4 "By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith HE STILL SPEAKS, even though he is dead." Even though Abel's line was cut off, and even though he recorded nothing in writing, HE STILL SPEAKS. He still speaks through the seed that continued in Seth, the Godly line that culminated in Noah. Abel offered Godly sacrifice, and because of this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice - his own life in martyrdom. This same Godly seed continued through many GENERATIONS to Christ who also paid this ultimate price and was the ultimate sacrifice. The Bible is careful to record the ancestral linage from Adam to Christ, and speaks of the GENERATIONS that preceded Christ.

It's time to make it a little plainer concerning Gentiles, the Tribes of Israel and the Church. God has given true Christians special dispensation to love their enemies. Christ specifically tells us to love those who spitefully use us. They are to be wise as serpents, but as harmless as doves.

The question is, how wise are serpents? Serpents are the children of Satan the devil. On the other hand, doves are a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Christ was born of that Dove - the Holy Spirit. And those who are Christ's are also conceived of the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of this world is completely different to the Wisdom of God. And Christ is the Wisdom of God (ICor 1:21-24).

Does God expect us to be deceived by the serpents - the seed of Satan? Should we be drawn to believe that they are equal to the Wisdom of God as the world seems to want to do? Or should we recognise their 'wisdom' for what it is? Both John the Baptist and Christ realised, and publicly stated, that these were snakes and vipers - the brood of Satan the devil (Luke 3:7, Matt 23:33).

Should we betray God by pretending that these evil snakes and vipers are also God's people? If we did that we would be out of touch with what Christ and John the Baptist both said. We should understand that this evil brood is hostile to God.

Yet if we hate them all, then we may find ourselves hating some who are God's elect (IJohn 3:15, 4:20). God is calling some of these who were born of the brood of Satan. On this basis, should we then consider them all to be virtuous? The answer is no. These snakes and vipers are wise enough to know that God's people are their enemies. True Christians should also be wise enough to understand that these are the enemies of God. A true Christian should recognise the evil that they do is satanic in origin.

The Tribes of Israel have despised God's favour; in fact they no longer acknowledge that He is the God of Israel. Nor do they recognise that God has planted them in lands around the world that flow with prosperity. Nor do they recognise that the maintenance of the purity of Abraham's seed is important. They have the twisted perspective that all of humanity are God's people. They are ever so willing to allow Satan's brood to infiltrate the land that God gave to them.

The Tribes of Israel are God's elect. These are the only nations that God has called for His divine purpose. They are God's physical nations, and all other nations will serve them in the Millennium and beyond. Is God unjust because He has chosen the seed of Abraham to be His favoured people?

The Great God, who changes not, instructed the Tribes of Israel, anciently, to utterly drive out all the Gentiles from the lands they were to possess. Today, the Tribes of Israel utterly defy God's instructions and now they are reaping the curses.

The Tribes of Israel have imagined themselves to be Christian nations. They are not! They are physical nations that are still under the Old Covenant. While they cleverly incorporate some of the principles of Christianity into their lifestyles and philosophies, they don't believe God. What is more, they deny the power of God.

Humanity is divided into three groups: The Church of God, the Tribes of Israel and the world. And each of these are divided into distinct divisions. Christians are different in that they have the Spirit of God. The Tribes of Israel will eventually have this Spirit poured out on them at some time after the 'full number of the Gentiles has come in." When events associated with this are fully played out, then they will be taken back to the lands that God promised to give to Abraham and his seed (Jer 30:1-9). There they will build houses and settle down and have children and live for hundreds of years (Isa 65:17-25). They will be elevated to the status that God promised to Abraham. They will be the favoured nation of the earth and all nations will serve them.

A Christian's calling is totally different. At the appointed time, in return for service to God, they will be rewarded. As a gift to them, God will give them eternal life. They will be elevated to the rank of the born children of God. The true Christian's calling is total obedience to God; and this means total service to Him even if it requires death. Christ went to His death as a Lamb to the slaughter. So must all true Christians. And they must do it willingly.

The Tribes of Israel want the Body of Christ to live as they do, and to adopt their distorted view of Christianity. They adopt the principles of the world and follow the same practices. They want to be like the rest of the world and to learn the way of the heathen which they are forbidden to do (Jer 10:1-4). More than any nation on earth, the Tribes of Israel have adopted pagan practices and attempted to make them mandatory on their own people and the rest of the world. They don't serve God, and they never have. They have always sought to believe that the ways of Satan's seed are more desirable than God's. God warned them anciently that as long as they lived among the Gentiles, they would adopt the ways of the Gentiles. The Gentiles are wiser in their ways than the children of light - the Tribes of Israel. They have very clever means to persuade the Israelites of their sanctity. And the Israelites have fallen for it.

In the days of Paul, God called many Gentiles to Christianity to provoke Israel to jealousy. In fact, it provoked them to hostility. The remnant of the Tribes of Israel that remained in the Holy Land, the Jewish nation, could not accept Christianity as the answer to the prophesied and promised Messiah. Their expectations were of physical grandeur. They wanted a Messiah that would restore the House of Israel to the promised land that was promised to Abraham, and they expected their Messiah to fight against the Gentiles as He has promised to do. To these Jewish leaders, Christianity was an unacceptable alternative.

We now come to principles of Christianity. Christ is the benchmark of righteousness. It is He whom we must emulate. Speaking to the crowds who were following Him around, and from whom the 120 disciples were drawn, Christ said this: Luke 14:25 "Large crowds were travelling with Him, and turning to them He said: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters yes, and even his own life he cannot be My disciple." This seems hard to take, but Christ meant it. Our love of God must eclipse the love of family. Our family are those whom Christ has called. And we must demonstrate that nothing will keep us from our faith in God (Rom 8:31-39). Of course, through the inspiration of God, the Apostle Paul established the principle that we need not sever any ties with our families provided they don't actively persecute us for our beliefs.

What standards did Christ set for conduct? There is an account in Luke that shows that Christ always spoke His mind and the truth. A Pharisee invited Him to dinner: Luke 11:37 "When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to eat with him; so He went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised. Then the Lord said to him, "Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people!" It may have been expected that Christ would have been gracious to His host, demurring to comment. But this was the love of Christ that He warned the Pharisee and gave him opportunity to repent. He wanted the Pharisee to know what obstacles existed to his understanding of Christianity.

Paul wrote this: ICor 14:20 "Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults." Those who claim to be Christians like to act like idiots. By their demented reasoning, they like to assume that the seed of Satan the snakes and vipers that live among us have some form of inbuilt virtue that needs to be understood.

To express the love of God, we need to express His truth. If the disciples of Christ were to remain silent, then the very stones would cry out (Luke 19:40). Some people believe that Christ came to save the world. But Christ said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." (Matt 15:24). In fact, a Canaanite woman came to Him for healing for her daughter, and Christ chose to ignore her. Notice V25 "The woman came and knelt before Him. "Lord, help me!" she said. He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted."

If anyone today were to imply that a Canaanite was a dog, they would be branded a 'racist.' According to their standards this is what Christ is. They believe they have higher standards than Christ. It can not be suggested that Christ expressed hatred towards the Canaanite woman. He just refused to throw the children's bread to dogs. The woman accepted the insult without any retort, and replied with logic. For this she was granted the right to eat the children's bread. The bread belongs to the lost sheep of Israel. Christ is that Bread (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51). If the Gentiles want to participate in that Bread then they must acknowledge that it is by God's mercy and not by right. And they must disown their own people and cling to their true brothers. Then they are acceptable to God.

All the descendants of Ham are collectively called Canaanites in the Bible. And this includes the American blacks. But God also refers to all Gentiles that are infiltrating the U.S. These include the latins (collectively called the Amorites). You don't have to dig too deep to discover the disgusting practices of these beastly people in their past. The human sacrifice, the cannibalism, the bestial cruelty is enshrined in their history. Don't think that the leopard has changed its spots.

Should God's servants acknowledge the need for abrasiveness in reference to others as exhibited by the prophets? Or should they compromise God's truth and modify their views to make them more acceptable? Some seem to think that if God's truth were mollified, softened, and interspersed with flowery sanctimony, then it would be more acceptable. They'd like to see more 'dance with the dolly' sanctimony, interspersed with glowing tributes to all those others who have laboured to 'win souls for Christ.'

Well there won't be any moderation in these articles. On the contrary, they will be even blunter and directed straight at the heart. Those who refuse to accept the truth of God will find the road back long and arduous. Those who have read these articles have the option of accepting or rejecting them. They'll receive no coercion either way from this writer. God's commission is to teach the truth and to feed the flock. It is God's responsibility to add members to the Body of Christ. God's servants have no say in the matter.

But if the prophets fail to proclaim the truth of God, then God will hold them accountable (Eze 33:7-11). God's true servants have no desire to offend God regardless of how much hatred is generated against them. Their only concern is to proclaim God's truth and to ensure that those whom God is calling at this time hear and understand this truth and are forewarned. After this, the Gospel will be preached to the world.

If you really want to hear the truth, God's prophets will be the most hated men on earth. They will not join others in trying to win the popularity stakes. Rather, their job is to challenge those who fail to speak out and defend God's truth and to tell the people their sins. What they say will become ever harder to take to those who oppose God! Christ had this to say: Matt 10:32 "Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven." And what did Christ say immediately after this? He detailed the very things that would result in many disowning Him. The very things that most professing Christians are at variance with! Such people seem to think that Christ's words were awash with platitudes and sanctimony. They think that Christ's purpose was to reconcile the whole world to the Father. They've imagined that Christ came to proclaim peace to the world! The reality is that Christ proclaimed the direct opposite. This is what He said in the very next verse: V34 "DO NOT SUPPOSE that I have come to bring PEACE TO THE EARTH. I did NOT come to bring PEACE, but a SWORD. For I have come to turn 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man's enemies will be the members of his own household' (Micah 7:6). Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life shall lose it, and WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT. He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives the One who sent Me. Anyone who receives a PROPHET because he is a PROPHET will receive a PROPHET'S REWARD, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward."

You will notice that Christ quoted directly from Mic 7:6. So whatever this prophet said was still applicable at the time of Christ. Christ, in saying these things, was drawing our attention to the writings of this prophet, and confirming that they would be relevant at the time of His return (V7). Micah refers to the House of Israel - the people that God brought out of the land of Egypt, that is, all 12 tribes (Mic 6:4). And this is what Micah says: Mic 6:9 "LISTEN! The LORD is calling to the CITY and to FEAR Your NAME is WISDOM "Heed the ROD and the One who appointed it. Am I still to forget, O WICKED HOUSE, your ill-gotten treasures and the short ephah [measure] which is ACCURSED?" Mic 7:1 "What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the VINEYARD; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the EARLY FIGS that I crave. The godly have been swept from the land; not one upright man remains. All men lie in wait to shed blood; each hunts his BROTHER with a net. Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire they all CONSPIRE together. The best of them is like a briar, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. The DAY OF YOUR WATCHMEN HAS COME, the DAY GOD VISITS YOU. Now is the time of their confusion. Do not trust a neighbour; put no confidence in a friend. Even with her that lies in your embrace be careful of your words. For a son dishonours his father, a daughter rises up against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man's enemies are the members of his own household (Matt 10:32). But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Saviour; MY GOD WILL HEAR ME."

Of course, the religious spin-doctors always put their own spin on everything Christ said. Christ said that everything that has been written will be fulfilled (Matt 10:26). He was careful to draw our attention to these things, and our responsibility to God is to acknowledge them NOT to religiously legislate an alternate meaning. Those who are robust in their aversion to God's truth will soon find that all these things apply to them. Not because of their obedience to God but because they refused to BELIEVE HIM! You leaders of God's flock, and many of you who have sat for years listening to their appalling drivel will soon learn that God has not spoken in vain! Nor has He failed to send a PROPHET to warn you!

The die is cast, so place your bets. You have two options. Either God's Word is an immovable ROCK, or your own righteousness is unassailable by the mighty hand of God. Gamble on the latter at your peril! Foolish, stupid people! Who do you think you are kidding?

The DAY OF YOUR WATCHMEN has come, foolish people! You people of the Body of Christ who have despised His message and surrendered to the acknowledgment of 'SATAN'S SO-CALLED DEEP SECRETS' are receiving your last warning! Don't wait to see if the PROPHET will stumble and fall, because if he does then you are doomed. Should this happen, God will bring UTTER DESTRUCTION (correct translation) on all the earth (Mal 4:6).

For most of you of the Churches of God who sit in the congregation, you have only one expectation: you are waiting to be whisked off to a place of safety. You think the very next prophetic event is the Great Tribulation. Why have you allowed yourselves to be deluded? Why haven't you searched the Scriptures to determine God's instruction on these things? Why are you so willing to receive instructions from the evil brutes who lord it over you, yet reject the instruction of God? It's true that God appoints some men to greater responsibility, and the greater the responsibility, the greater their responsibility as a SERVANT. To be a faithful SERVANT to God, one must be the greatest SERVANT to all His people. And the word is 'servant' - NOT MASTER! Our MASTER IS CHRIST! And don't you forget it!

Christ said this: Matt 23:11 "The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Christ also spoke of the seed that is planted in the world. He spoke of two seeds. The good seed is the wheat that would be harvested. But He also spoke of the seed planted by Satan the devil. This seed He called 'tares' which choke the good seed. The devil didn't plant his seed to go unnoticed! Even in the time of Christ this evil brood had infiltrated the ranks of the true ministry of the keepers of the sacred Covenant. One even aspired to the Apostleship of Christ - this was Judas Iscariot! Why then does the Body of Christ - God's elect group - think that it will never happen to them?

God warns again and again that it will happen! And if you really want to know, God planned it this way from the beginning to TEST YOUR OBEDIENCE TO HIM! God wants to know WHO you will BELIEVE AND OBEY! But God has not left you ignorant. He has sent His servants to tell you of these things. One of these was Peter. This is what he said: 2Pet 2:17 "These MEN are SPRINGS WITHOUT WATER (see John 4:13-14) and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity - for a man is a slave to whatever has MASTERED him. If they have ESCAPED the corruption of the world by KNOWING OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning." Who is this speaking of? Isn't it speaking of those who know OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR - that is, true Christians? And who are these MEN who are without the SPRINGS OF WATER? You've read their childish articles, you've listened to their crazy sermons, you've been deluded by their satanic theories - AND YOU'VE BELIEVED THEM! They've ENSLAVED you to their will and they have MASTERED YOU! You want to follow them? Then follow them! But be aware of what is reserved for them! BLACKEST DARKNESS!! The blackest darkness of all is DEATH! So says the ALMIGHTY GOD!

V21 "It would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then turn their backs on the SACRED COMMANDMENT that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."

Well, you say, this clearly identifies the Worldwide Church of God that has forsaken the SACRED COMMANDMENT. Therefore, you reason, it does not apply to you. Well, let it be known to you, ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE GREAT GOD, you are as guilty as they are! You have NOT BELIEVED GOD, nor have you HONOURED HIM, but you honour those who have MASTERED YOU! These you have believed!

Make no mistake about it. Most of you who sit in the congregation are God's elect people. God has called you to serve Him faithfully. But if you don't, there is no further sacrifice for you. You are doomed. Even if you are lukewarm, God will spew you out! God considers you to be as disgusting as vomit if you don't serve Him wholeheartedly. You have always known these things, but you have refused to believe they apply to you personally. There is always some other group that you can point your finger at and whom you can rationalise are worse than you. In your smug complacency, you believe you can force God's hand to accept you just as you are. Your journey to Damascus is soon to begin unless you repent! Then you will understand what blindness is.

Satan's six days are almost complete. God's SACRED SABBATH, His promised REST, the final SEVENTH DAY is soon to emerge - GOD'S DAY - the DAY OF THE LORD! It will come upon you like a thief in the night. It will destroy everything you have built. It will destroy everything the world has built. It will consume and crush and the whole earth will be laid bare. The Apostle Peter told of these things and posed the question: What manner of person do you need to be if you are to survive these things and to stand before the Son of man?

You think you know - because you have BELIEVED YOUR MASTERS! But you haven't BELIEVED GOD! Because you've refused to BELIEVE HIM, God is about to kill your MASTERS and who will you inquire of then?

Perhaps you've not known or understood, but God has said this: Amos 3:7 "Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing His PLAN to His servants the prophets." Did God promise to reveal His PLAN to the Churches? No! He did not! He reveals His PLAN to His SERVANTS THE PROPHETS! And well you know that there are no prophets in the Church of God - yet! But God is faithful and true to His word. He will send prophets among you. These will be the disciples of the two endtime prophets. These men will be faithful and true to their Great God. Many of you will hate them, and the beasts who rule over you will cast them out of the Churches. At that time, you had better believe God, and you had better believe those whom God has sent. These will speak in God's name.

All of you who sit in the congregation know that the final Work of God is to be done by God's SERVANTS THE PROPHETS. Two of them to be exact. All the prophets from Moses to John spoke of them. The Book of Malachi speaks of the Levite prophet (Mal 4:5). The Apostle Luke recorded this: Luke 1:16 "Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Most people are aware that John the Baptist was a fore-type of a later prophet that is to come. He was the one who prepared the way for the humble carpenter who appeared in human form as the Messiah. But all the prophets spoke of another appearance by the Messiah - not as a carpenter, but as a MIGHTY CONQUEROR! Elijah will precede this Messiah - the Mighty Jesus Christ, and prepare the way before Him.

Christ's first appearance was, in orders of magnitude, a low-key affair in comparison to His next appearance. Next time He will be King of kings and Lord of lords. All power will be given Him (1Cor 15:27). And there will be a correspondingly greater amount of power given to the Elijah that precedes Him. Whereas John the Baptist did no miracle (John 10:41), the final Elijah will do many. Not only will he wield power over his enemies, he will also devastate whole nations and leave them in ruins. Just as Moses left Egypt in ruins!

The Work of Elijah is clearly distinct from the Church that Christ built. Express outrage against this if you will - but you'd better believe God! The Bible is very specific about this! And for good reason.

Speaking of the second Elijah, the one who preceded Christ's first appearance, Luke recorded this: Luke 1:76 "And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for Him, to give His people the KNOWLEDGE OF SALVATION through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the RISING SUN will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in DARKNESS and in the SHADOW OF DEATH, to guide OUR FEET into the path of PEACE." Many of you should recognise the pointers and markers in these verses if you have been studying your Bibles.

It should be obvious to all that the ministry of John the Baptist was completely different to that of Christ. Make no mistake: John the Baptist taught the truth of God and never departed from it, but the manner of his delivery of God's Truth was far more abrasive than that of Christ. Both were filled with God's Holy Spirit from birth. Both Christ and John the Baptist fulfilled the will of God exactly as they were directed.

The Apostle Luke was inspired to record this description of John's ministry: Luke 3:7 "John SAID TO THE CROWDS coming out to be BAPTISED BY HIM, "You BROOD OF VIPERS! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit for repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The axe is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be CUT DOWN and THROWN INTO THE FIRE."

To whom was John the Baptist speaking? He was speaking to the CROWDS that had come to be BAPTISED BY HIM! And what did the CROWD say when confronted by this verbal onslaught? V10 ""What should we do then?" the CROWD asked. John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."

The astute reader will recognise the true meaning of what John said here. He was describing a FAMILY situation that also existed among Christ and His disciples during Christ's ministry when they lived together for 3 years. This same situation will exist in the endtime when the endtime Elijah and his disciples are gathered in Jerusalem.

After John the Baptist's insulting verbiage, were the people baptised? You'd better believe they were. In fact, it may surprise you to know that all of Christ's disciples, Christ included, were baptised by John the Baptist: Luke 7:29 "All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, ACKNOWLEDGED that God's way was right, BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN BAPTISED BY JOHN. But the Pharisees and experts in the law REJECTED God's purpose for themselves, BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT BEEN BAPTISED BY JOHN."

To this extent, John the Baptist fulfilled the role of Elijah. Only those who were baptised by him were able to understand God's truth and were able to accept Christ's message from God. Those who were NOT baptised by John could not understand truth and rejected the message BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT BEEN BAPTISED BY JOHN!

Was John the Baptist a prophet? Notice what Jesus said: Luke 7:24 "After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. But what did you go out to see? A PROPHET? Yes, I tell you, AND MORE THAN A PROPHET. This is the one about whom it is written: 'I will send My MESSENGER ahead of you, who will prepare the way before you.'"

Indeed John the Baptist was more than a prophet! During his ministry, all of those who sought to understand truth HAD TO BE BAPTISED BY HIM to prepare them for Christ's appearance. In this regard, John had the power of life and death. Those who were NOT baptised by him REJECTED the truth. The endtime Elijah, the successor to John the Baptist, will have far greater power. Most Bible students will have understood this for many years. This is what the Bible says: Rev 11:3 "And I will give POWER to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the lord of the earth. If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them MUST DIE. These men have POWER to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying, and they have POWER to turn waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague AS OFTEN AS THEY WANT."

Would God give this sort of POWER to a FOOL? The POWER described here is the POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD! For God to bestow such power on any man, that man must have been extensively tested under all conditions and situations. This man must have the Holy Spirit of God since birth. And this man has been told directly from God the purpose of his existence. This PROPHET OF GOD has been extensively trained by God - NOT BY ANY MAN! And this man will do the WORK OF GOD regardless of who gets CUT DOWN in the process.

Was John the Baptist a sycophantic wimp who was shaken like a reed in the wind? Was he easily swayed by every wind of doctrine? Did he tiptoe in the presence of the great and powerful? Was he impressed with wealth and possessions? Did he seek admiration and recognition as Church leaders do today? If you are looking for such a prophet, on the authority of God, you will never find him! And if you don't recognise him then you will never understand prophecy. Nor will you understand the Bible! God reveals future events only through His prophets. What you have been told, and what you have believed through those who are NOT prophets, are lies! BELIEVE GOD!

Those whom John the Baptist ostracised came to him in repentance asking him what they should do. These included tax collectors and soldiers (Luke 3:12, 14). And incidently, these two categories were the most hated of all people. This is evident from the comments made following the calling of Levi, the tax-collector (Mark 2:13-17) who was also called Matthew (Matt 9:9-11). But John the Baptist didn't confine his criticism to just these. He went right to the top of the tree and attacked the HEAD, the person of Herod (Luke 3:19-20).

What most people have failed to understand is, John the Baptist preached about Christ's second coming. This is what he said: Luke 3:17 ""His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear the threshing floor and to gather the wheat into the barn, BUT HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE." And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the GOOD NEWS to them." Every Bible student knows that Christ did not do these things at His first appearance.

What is more, John the Baptist spoke of utter destruction of the geological surface of the earth - just as Peter did (2Pet 3:10), and also the Apostle John (Rev 6:14-17). Luke confirmed the teachings of John the Baptist in Luke 3:4 "As it is written in the Book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him. EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE FILLED IN, every MOUNTAIN AND HILL MADE LOW. The crooked roads shall become straight, the ROUGH WAYS SMOOTH. And ALL MANKIND shall see God's salvation."

Through creative reasoning - and in defiance of God - the fakes and frauds would have you believe that these things are symbolic. They teach that the Bible is full of symbols that must be interpreted. And they interpret everything to suit their own ends. They speak of the Bible as being a sealed Book which, presumably, can only be opened by them. This is yet another of the perverted lies by these crazed maniacs. The Bible speaks of just seven seals. These are sealed! And everything to do with these seven seals are also sealed in symbols. But nothing else is!

God doesn't cast His pearls before swine, nor does He cast that which is sacred to dogs. Foxes and jackals, snakes and vipers, pigs and dogs have no part in God's truth. These are some of the descriptive names that God uses in reference to those who won't believe Him. If you have been listening to, and believing these beasts, then expect to receive the same reward as them. You have been warned!

But what if these wretches suddenly have a 'road to Damascus' conversion and begin teaching the same thing as God's prophet? Should you follow them? As always, the Bible provides the answer. In relation to His prophets, God gives specific instructions. One of these is found in Jer 26:20 "(Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim was another man who prophesied in the name of the LORD; HE PROPHESIED THE SAME THINGS against this city and this land AS JEREMIAH DID. When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king sought to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt. King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan, son of Acbor to Egypt, along with some other men. They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, WHO HAD HIM STRUCK DOWN WITH A SWORD and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.) Furthermore, Ahikam son of Shaphan SUPPORTED JEREMIAH, and SO HE WAS NOT HANDED OVER TO THE PEOPLE TO BE PUT TO DEATH."

This Uriah decided to establish his own group of disciples by prophesying the same things as Jeremiah did. He was put to death. Ahikam, on the other hand, SUPPORTED the prophet and God PROTECTED him. You will notice that there is no mention of money here. And neither is this writer suggesting that the word 'supported' is a reference to money. He supported Jeremiah in all that he said. He recognised Jeremiah as the prophet of God and believed him. As far as your money is concerned, let it perish with those whom you support - those whom you believe, those who have lied to you and deceived you. Your money is their reward in this life. There is no further reward for them! And as surely as you have believed them and rewarded them, you will die with them. Believe God!

But let's now dig a little deeper to uncover some of the true pearls of great price. Let's understand the means by which God reveals His truth.

For 3 years the twelve were with Christ. During this time they learned many things. Their faith was strengthened and their resolve was absolute. (Matthias, who replaced Judas, was also with Christ - Acts 1:21-22). But, believe it or not, at the end of this period they still didn't understand the Scriptures. Because of John the Baptist's baptism (Luke 7:29-30), their faith was established to believe Christ in accordance with Moses' prophecy (Deut 18:15) (Notice the words 'you must believe Him'). For 3 years they proved themselves faithful to Him, but they didn't understand God's Word. Then Christ gave them this gift: Luke 24:45 "THEN HE OPENED THEIR MINDS so they could UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES." This was yet another of Christ's instantaneous miracles. Just as God gave Adam a full vocabulary and the power of speech, and just as God also confounded those at the Tower of Babel with a new language instantaneously, so God is able to impart knowledge without long periods of learning. While this is usually reserved for God's prophets (and there are hundreds of examples of this), God may also grant this blessing to others who exhibit outstanding ability in their love of God, and who actually BELIEVE Him.

Beginning with the Book of Acts, AND PRIOR TO the Day of Pentecost, we learn the Apostles did indeed understand the Scriptures. By means of the Scriptures, they learned of God's will concerning the replacement of Judas Iscariot. It was Peter who stood up to declare God's Word on this matter. He quoted from Ps 69:25 and Ps 109:8. He declared that Judas was spoken of through the mouth of David (Acts 1:15). Perhaps some of you would like to read these two Psalms right through and understand the many other wonderful revelations they contain. If you are wise, you will also recognise the reference to John the Baptist as the Elijah.

And just to dispel any myths that still linger in the minds of those who still cling to the madness of the lying frauds that rule over them, notice that this happened BEFORE the Day of Pentecost had fully come (Acts 2:1). The Spirit of the COUNSELLOR (Comforter) arrived on the DAY OF PENTECOST - AFTER THEIR MINDS HAD BEEN OPENED TO UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES.

THE LAW OF MOSES

As the title of this article suggests, it's about the 'Full number of the Gentiles.' This is very bad news for the 12 Tribes of Israel. But God intends them to understand the reasons for their demise as a nation. He wants them to know that they have violated His Covenant, and all the penalties under the Law of Moses are about to come crashing down on their heads. Those penalties have now begun and will continue to intensify.

Their position has not been helped by the wackos in the Church of God claiming that the Law of Moses has been done away. The fact that the Messiah plainly said that not one stroke of the pen would disappear from the Law or the prophets until all had been fulfilled doesn't seem to faze them. In their brash ignorance, they made Christ look like a liar. Strangely enough, they could never quite figure out just what the Law of Moses is. The number of times they contradicted themselves is appalling. But still you listened to them!

God made it quite plain. This is what the Bible says: Deut 29:1 "These are the terms of the covenant the LORD commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, IN ADDITION to the Covenant He had made with them at Horeb (Sinai)." A further reference is given in V29 where it's called 'this Book of the Law.' It's in Deut 28 all the curses for disobedience are given. These are the very curses that have now started descending on all the House of Israel.

The importance of the LAW OF MOSES cannot be underestimated. It's uncertain when the Book of Malachi was written, but there is no doubt that it is a prophetic book for the endtime. Speaking of the time of the Levite prophet - the endtime Elijah, Malachi warns to REMEMBER the LAW OF MOSES (Mal 4:4). This instruction is given to ALL Israel.

God gave the 12 Tribes of Israel His perfect Law that would hold them in good stead forever if obeyed. In consideration of the obedience to these perfect Laws by the Israelites, God promised them many blessings. And to reinforce the importance of them, God entered into a Covenant with the Tribes of Israel. In rudimentary terms, the Covenant offered life or death. The promise of life was for obedience; the promise of death for disobedience. The 12 Tribes of Israel agreed to the Covenant and pledged obedience. Then the Covenant was ratified.

Almost immediately the people rebelled and broke the Covenant. God determined that all of that generation would die in the wilderness over a period of 40 years. At the end of this 40 years, while in the Land of Moab, and preparing to cross the Jordan to enter the Promised Land, God proposed another Covenant. But this Covenant was not between God and the people! It was between Moses and the people. It included all the Laws that were given at Horeb (Sinai) which were incorporated in this Covenant - but now it was through Moses that the people pledged obedience. God was no longer signatory to the Covenant. Moses was now God's proxy.

After the death of Moses, God no longer spoke through the leader of the 12 Tribes of Israel. He spoke only through the Levitical Priesthood. And so began the 390 years of the Judges. This period ended with the establishment of the throne of David.

When Moses established the second Covenant just before he died, he incorporated all the terms of the first, but the penalties were greatly emphasised and delivered with increased intensity. In Leviticus 26 God speaks in the first person tense. In Deuteronomy 28, Moses speaks to the people. The personal relationship between God and the Children of Israel had passed. A whole new era emerged. Joshua succeeded Moses in responsibility for Israel, but God no longer spoke directly to him. Instead, God spoke through the Levitical priesthood - the descendants of Aaron. And this Covenant - through the Levitical Priesthood - continues right to the end when the redeemed will sing the Song of Moses and the Song of Christ (Rev 15:2-3) in recognition of the fulfilment of all that God has spoken. This clearly tells us that, at that time, ALL that God has said in relation to the Law of Moses will have been fulfilled.

All Bible students will be aware that anciently the 12 tribes of Israel never suffered ALL the curses prescribed in Deut 28. But in the latter-day fulfilment they will - and the redeemed will acknowledge this to be so. Then the Tribes of Israel will know that God has not spoken in vain. These people will sing the Song of Moses as a memorial of the fulfilment of all that God has spoken.

The Old Covenant was never done away. It continues until ALL is fulfilled. And God makes this plain in Jer 33:19 "The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, "This is what the LORD says: 'If YOU can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at the appointed time, then My covenant with David My servant - and My covenant with the LEVITES who are priests ministering before Me - can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. I will make the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister before Me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand of the seashore." Since no human being has been able to stop the rotation of the earth, neither has God abolished the Levitical Priesthood which He established forever. To reinforce this, God further states this: Mal 2:3 "Because of YOU I will rebuke your descendants; I will spread on your faces the offal from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it. And you will know that I have sent you this admonition SO THAT MY COVENANT WITH LEVI MAY CONTINUE" says the LORD Almighty. "MY COVENANT WAS WITH HIM, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered Me and stood in awe of My NAME. TRUE INSTRUCTION was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and TURNED MANY FROM SIN. For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from HIS mouth men SHOULD SEEK INSTRUCTION - because he is the MESSENGER of the LORD Almighty. But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have VIOLATED THE COVENANT WITH LEVI," says the LORD Almighty. So I have caused you to be humiliated before all the people, because you have shown PARTIALITY in matters of the LAW."

Who is this MESSENGER called LEVI? The Book of MALACHI (which incidently, means MESSENGER) gives further details: Mal 3:1 "See, I send My MESSENGER, who will prepare the way before Me." This speaks of the LEVITE MESSENGER, the Elijah (Mal 4:5). And just to dispel any doubts, notice what Christ said: Luke 7:26 "But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and MORE THAN A PROPHET. This is the one about whom it is written: "I will send My MESSENGER ahead of you, who will prepare the way before You." This is a direct quote from Mal 3:1. Christ left us no doubt about who this MESSENGER is!

Let's selectively touch on a few of the curses that God has determined to bring on the Tribes of Israel for their outrageous behaviour towards Him. But before this, let's make it clear that those who juxtaposition the curses for disobedience with the events of Matt 24 and Luke 21 are lying to you. There is no connection between them and they are entirely different events. God will bring these horrific curses against all the House of Israel in the sight of all the world. Nothing in the annals of history will begin to equal the horror of these curses.

Recall if you will the disasters of the past. Remember the droughts and famines, the flooding and the fires, the heat waves and the blizzards, the hurricanes and the cyclones. Recall all the natural calamities that have occurred in the past. Bring to mind the disease epidemics; the black plague, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, influenza, Aids, and the many other diseases that have claimed the lives of millions of people. Reflect on them all, because soon you will recall them no more! What is now descending upon you will so eclipse all these things, they will no longer be considered important. Crops will fail, livestock will die and blight and disease will wipe out your means of survival. Disease epidemics so severe will kill you by the millions - diseases you never heard of, diseases that will rot the flesh from your bodies.

Add to these the firestorms, the flooding, the heatwaves of such intensity that it will all but cook you alive. Howling gales will sweep away your possessions, the icy sleet and snow will freeze you to death. Your hunger will drive you to cannibalism. And all hope will be gone. Some survivors will seek to be sold into slavery just to survive - but no-one will buy them. Your children will be all gone. God warned you all but you've refused to believe! You are strongly urged to STUDY Deut 28-32 and to remember that God has not spoken in vain.

Central to the theme of this article are the words in Deut 28 that relate to the Gentiles who live among the Tribes of Israel. The Apostle Paul made it clear in Rom 11:25-26 that before Israel was saved or rescued, the full number of Gentiles would flood into their lands, and the deliverer (MESSENGER) would come from ZION. This is what is written: Rom 11:26 "And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: 'The deliverer (MESSENGER) will come from ZION; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my COVENANT with them when I take away their sins.'" Notice what is further recorded in V29 "For God's GIFTS and His CALL are IRREVOCABLE." We now know what God's CALL is! It's when He takes godlessness away from Jacob. But what of the GIFTS? Only a LEVITE priest can offer GIFTS (Heb 8:3-4). And this is a further reference to the MESSENGER FROM ZION - the LEVITE PRIEST AND PROPHET. Moses was a prophet, but he was more than a prophet. He was also a DELIVERER. Through Moses, God delivered or rescued the children of Israel from Egypt. This will happen again. The LEVITE PROPHET will again DELIVER or RESCUE the children of Israel from the lands of their enemies, including EGYPT.

And when does God take away godlessness from Israel as He foreshadowed in Rom 11:26-27? The short answer is when He has punished them for their sins. The greatest concentration of Israelites on earth reside in the United States of America. Over 200 million of them. From the time Solomon appointed the Ephraimite Jeroboam over the tribe of Ephraim, God planned the separation of this tribe and nine others from the Holy Land. And it was Ephraim that God appointed to rule over his brothers. In many prophecies, God uses Ephraim as a reference to all the tribes; for example: Hos 5:5 "Israel's arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, EVEN EPHRAIM, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them." In fact the whole of the Book of Hosea, which deals with endtime events, relates exclusively to two tribes - EPHRAIM and JUDAH.

God speaks of the day of reckoning - the time when He will visit them for their sins: Hos 5:9 "EPHRAIM will be LAID WASTE on the DAY OF RECKONING. AMONG THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL I proclaim what is CERTAIN." V13 "When EPHRAIM saw his SICKNESS, and JUDAH his sores, then EPHRAIM turned to Assyria (modern Iran), and sent to the great king for help. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your SORES."

God leaves us in no doubt about what He plans. All that He has said He will do. Right now they are on the very brink of total destruction. And lest there be any doubt, God says this: Hos 5:14 "For I will be like a lion to EPHRAIM, like a great lion to JUDAH. I will TEAR THEM TO PIECES and go away; I will CARRY THEM OFF, with no-one to rescue them. Then I will go back to My PLACE until they admit their GUILT. And they will seek My face; IN THEIR MISERY THEY WILL EARNESTLY SEEK ME."

Make no mistake about it: God loves Ephraim and Judah. God has treated Ephraim as a firstborn son; giving him the richest blessings that a Father could give. In fact, God calls Ephraim His firstborn son (Jer 31:9). It grieves God deeply that they have turned to the filth and degeneracy that God warned them to avoid. Political correctness has introduced some of the most appalling violations of everything God has warned of. It has denied the rights of decent people to object to all the filthy degeneracy that is sweeping the nations of Israel. God grieves for you Ephraim and Judah because you refuse to listen and be warned. This is what He says: Hos 6:4 "What can I do with you, EPHRAIM? What can I do with you, JUDAH? Your love is like a morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. Therefore I CUT YOU TO PIECES WITH MY PROPHETS, I killed you with the WORDS OF MY MOUTH; MY JUDGMENTS flashed like lightning upon you. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD rather than burnt offerings."

Which JUDGMENTS are these? They are the very JUDGMENTS that God gave through the Prophet Moses (Deut 28). And these JUDGMENTS will again to ENFORCED. And just so there are no misunderstandings of these, GOD'S PROPHETS will CUT YOU TO PIECES with them and you will be slain by the very WORDS OF GOD'S MOUTH. You will be given plenty of reasons to hate God's prophets - and the very object of your hatred will be those who will rescue you! Believe God! God further states this: Hos 9:7 "The DAYS OF PUNISHMENT are coming, the DAYS OF RECKONING are at hand. LET ISRAEL KNOW THIS. Because your sins are so many and your HOSTILITY so great, the PROPHET is considered a FOOL, the inspired man a MANIAC. The PROPHET, along with my God is the WATCHMAN over EPHRAIM, yet snares await him on all his paths, and HOSTILITY in the HOUSE OF HIS GOD."

This PROPHET, together WITH GOD, is the WATCHMAN over EPHRAIM! This is the man you will hate. He is the one who will be considered a FOOL and a MANIAC. But you had better believe that God is with him, and everything you say and do against him will be recorded against you. You will find yourselves fighting God!

Of Ephraim, God says: Hos 12:8 "EPHRAIM boasts, "I am very RICH, I have become WEALTHY. With all my WEALTH they will NOT find in me ANY INIQUITY OR SIN." Yes, Ephraim is wealthy. He is also powerful and influential. So much so that the nations tremble before him. God says this: Hos 13:1 "When Ephraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel." The nations of the earth would not risk a confrontation with so mighty an adversary. In the eyes of the world Ephraim is invincible. The nations of the world generally behave themselves and listen to him. Just below the surface lies the primitive evil of the Gentile races of the world - the same vicious cruelty that has characterised them in the past. These evil beasts bob up every now and again in merciless slaughter of even their own people, but the restraints imposed by the U.S. deters them in most cases. You will notice that God always speaks of Ephraim as a single entity by using the pronoun 'he'. It may surprise you to know that the Apostle Paul also spoke of him and in the same context. This is what he said: 2Thess 2:7 "For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but THE ONE WHO NOW HOLDS IT BACK will continue to do so until HE is taken OUT OF THE WAY."

Satan has, for many years, used every device available to him, including the sexual strategy of Balaam to get God to curse Ephraim. But God determined long ago to choose the moment of time to bring His JUDGMENTS against EPHRAIM. This is what He says: Hos 13:12 "The guilt of EPHRAIM is STORED UP, his SINS ARE KEPT ON RECORD." God knows His own time-table, and He will act when the moment is right. All prophecy must be fulfilled.

God is merciful. He is presently showing you His great power with weather dynamics and natural calamities. Unusual disasters will become more commonplace. Some will recognise the hand of God in these things. Most will not! Greatly increased severity will come on you suddenly, leaving you shocked and staggering under the onslaught. But the world will be watching you, Ephraim. They are awaiting the moment to strike against you. On your very borders are millions of people ready to flood in and kill you. The whole world will be horrified at the massive and complete destruction that you will suffer when God brings His JUDGMENTS AGAINST YOU! Then you will know that God has not spoken in vain.

And the aliens or Gentiles that live among you will rise up high against you (Deut 28:43). You have already observed the violent crime and brutality of these people, but still you honour them above God's holy nation - the people of Israel. God says this: Deut 28:47 "Because you did not SERVE the LORD your God JOYFULLY AND GLADLY IN THE TIME OF PROSPERITY, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will SERVE the ENEMIES the LORD sends against you."

Some of the people of Israel will survive - just a few in number. And God will bring them back from the lands where He sends them into slavery. What is more, God will resurrect many of them, just as He did at the time of Christ's death (Matt 27:52). They will live out their lives as human beings and enjoy the blessings of God - long-life and prosperity. They will build houses, plant crops, bear children, and live in the land that God promised to Abraham (Isa 65:20-25).

And what of the Body of Christ? Most of you have stumbled onto sufficient Scriptures to know that many among you have lost the Holy Spirit. Their lamps will have gone out. You also know that the Holy Oil will be poured out by God's two prophets. This will be your saving grace if you listen. Most of you are so indoctrinated with the lies of your leaders that you won't believe God until it's too late. You know that you can only serve God in Spirit and in Truth, but somehow you have imagined that 'it will be all right on the night.' You think you can remain in your comfort-zone and do nothing. Righteousness was credited to Abraham because of his faith. It requires faith to believe God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1). This is what the ancient servants of God were commended for (V2). They BELIEVED God; they believed EVERY WORD! Faith is that which is exercised before the event - not after!

Why is it that you have so much trouble believing God? You seem to have no trouble believing the preposterous lies that are fed to you by those who hold God's Word in contempt. You grovel before these enemies of God, but you don't tremble at His Word. God says it's to the man who trembles at His Word that He will look.

God's endtime message is going out to you now - He is warning you! If you don't believe God in these preliminary things, how will you believe the things that will send you mad with despair? When you're choking on your own vomit in fear - will you believe God then? Do you think your past righteousness will be considered by God when you have always refused to believe Him? You know that you only believe what is told you by human beings. Some of you actually flip open your Bible and check an occasional Scripture and feel you've done your duty. You know you don't reverence God's Word - and you never have!! And if the stones were to cry out they would tell you the same thing!

Foolish, stupid people! What is it that you love so much about this present evil age? Do you still think that your leaders are going to put on a hair shirt and begin to prophesy? And what would they prophesy? They treat God's Word with contempt - and they have never believed it! Neither have they understood it! But still you listen with itching ears to their nonsense.

Perhaps some of you will begin to realize what perilous times these are. We are the generation on whom the fulfilment of the ages has come. And in what context was this recorded? Here it is: 1Cor 10:11 "These things happened to them (12 Tribes of Israel- V2) as EXAMPLES and were written down as WARNINGS FOR US, on whom the FULFILMENT OF THE AGES HAS COME." Yes, everything that happened anciently to the Tribes of Israel were EXAMPLES! The purpose of writing them down was to WARN US! - we who live at the time of the FULFILMENT OF THE AGES.

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