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Revelation 15 – 16

The Seven Plagues 
The heavenly singers (Rev 15:1-8) 

15And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

The sea has been calmed aka standing on a sea of glass; this goes back to when Jesus calms the storm in Mark 4:35-41. The sea was the age of Christianity and of God’s people; it runs parallel in the gospel of Mark where he stills the winds and the waves as he calms the storm. Them being in the boat with Jesus, they are the church and they are alarmed because the false doctrines or teachings are trying to get in the boat/church, as well as the false teachers and Jesus shows them what will be done in time, at He calms the winds (false doctrine) and waves (the false prophets/infiltrators of the church). Jesus was not the only one who could do this, they could have done this as well, remember Peter walked out on the water and when the wind and the waves came towards him, he started to sink when he took his eyes off the logos. So he became subject to them, he was afraid of the winds and waves.

So the sea of glass has been calmed and it is mingled with fire (this is at the end of the church age), so the judgment would be the fire. Which in the last chapter we saw that He was judging the false prophets, false religion, the institution, the beast, his image, and all those mark with his name. Those who got victory over the beast are those who are in Christ. The 144,000 followed the Lamb wherever He went and they didn’t worship the beast, so we had become that later reign, we have done as they did (if you are of Christ). We have overcome the institution, the false canon, false teachings, false theology, false doctrine, and false religion. We have also, overcome the number of his name and have not received those false teachings in our minds or done his deeds with our hands.   

This is a time queue, as we saw in the last sections, the beast had the two horns which represents the two thousand years and how the two thousand years was two thirds or .666 of the three thousand years. So now we have overcome the age and we stand on a sea of glass with God’s true people that are without the winds of false doctrine and the waves of the sea or the infiltrators of the church.  Now that all those false things are gone, we now have the harps of God, which in turn means that His Spirit flows through you and you are an extension of Him, He is the vine you are the branch.  

3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

The song of Moses basically says that those who have been corrupted have corrupted themselves, God did not corrupt them.  They come out of the city that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt which is Jerusalem. They are actually escaping Jerusalem where our Lord was crucified, so this is the false Jerusalem, i.e. the great whore or Jezebel which is false Christianity, which is false religion which is Babylon.   

All of these people singing is like they are in AGREEMENT; they are harmonizing with each other. God has proven Himself as the King of the saints. Once everyone comes to understand His judgments, everyone will see with the physical eyes as well as spiritual eyes. Even those who pierced Him, so even if you are wicked you will see. This refers also to Philippians 2:10 and Romans 14:11, that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is God.  All shall fear THEE MEANING everyone will see and realize His power and how he has does all things to this point and why.   

Song of Moses – http://www.scriptural-truth.com/PDF_Apocrypha/The%20Song%20of%20Moses%20and%20Miriam.pdf

5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

THE TEMPLE OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE TESTIMONY IS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, WHICH CONTAINS THREE ITEMS. THE TABLES OF THE LAW WHICH REPRESENT THE OLD TESTAMENT ARE ONE ITEM. THE SECOND IS AARON’S (WHO WAS MOSES’ BROTHER) ROD, WHO WAS ALSO THE LEVITICAL HIGH PRIEST AND JESUS IS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND HIS SACRIFICE IS ONCE FOR ALL, THIS ROD IS THE CANON IS TESTED OVER NIGHT AND BEARS FRUIT THE NEXT DAY, AND THIS IS SYMBOLIC OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. THE THIRD IS THE HIDDEN MANNA THAT IS IN A GOLDEN JAR, AND THE GOLD HAS TO DO WITH TRIALS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN TRIED BY THE FIRE OF THIS AGE AND THE SCRIPTURES OR THIRD TESTAMENT THAT WAS HIDDEN and IS NOW OPEN TO US. THIS IS HOW WE COME TO SEE THE THREE TESTAMENTS.

6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

THIS IS THE TIME OF COMPLETION AND PURIFICATION, THIS MEANS THE TRIAL IS OVER AND IT’S THE NEW MILLENNIUM. THEIR BREASTS ARE GIRDED WITH GOLD, BECAUSE THEY HAVE HEARTS OF GOLD, just like THE ROBES THAT THE SAINTS WARE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SAINTS.

FOUR BEAST REFERENCES ( REV 4:6, 8; 5:6,8, 14; 6:1, 6; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4) THESE BEASTS HAVE TO DO WITH THE AGE, BECAUSE THEY SPEAK OF HIM AS THE ONE WHO IS AND WAS AND IS TO COME.

THOSE THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES OVER TO GOD ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD. THE SEVEN PLAGUES OF THE SEVEN ANGELS CULMINATE IN THE MILLENNIUM, SO IT’S LIKE SAYING THAT NO MAN WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE TEMPLE UNTIL THE MILLENNIUM. THEY ARE CONCEALED BY THE SMOKE OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND HIS POWER. [IN THE BIBLE IT TALKS ABOUT THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND THE SMOKE THAT AROSE FROM THIS PIT which HAD TO DO WITH CLOUDING YOUR VISION OR YOUR ABILITY TO SEE THINGS TRULY. THE PIT IS A HOLE IN THE EARTH, AND THE SMOKE THAT ARISES OUT OF THE PIT IS THE CONFUSION that THERE IS FROM SEEING THINGS FROM AN EARTHLY LEVEL MEANING.] IN THIS CASE THE SMOKE COMES FROM GOD AND HIS GLORY WHICH IS HIDDEN FROM US BECAUSE IT IS TOO GLORIOUS FOR US TO COMPREHEND. HIS POWER IS HIDDEN BECAUSE IT IS TOO MUCH FOR US TO COMPREHEND, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER INTO HIS TEMPLE OR HIS REST until all things are completed. WE ARE NOT GLORIOUS AS GOD IS AND SO UNTIL HIS GLORY IS REVEALED, OR THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES ARE FULFILLED AND WE REACH THE MILLENNIUM WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO HIS TEMPLE.

 IN THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS, CHAPTER 15 IT SAYS: FURTHER, ALSO, IT IS WRITTEN CONCERNING THE SABBATH IN THE DECALOGUE WHICH [THE LORD] SPOKE, FACE TO FACE, TO MOSES ON MOUNT SINAI, “AND SANCTIFY YE THE SABBATH OF THE LORD WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART.” AND HE SAYS IN ANOTHER PLACE, “IF MY SONS KEEP THE SABBATH, THEN WILL I CAUSE MY MERCY TO REST UPON THEM.” THE SABBATH IS MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION [THUS]: “AND GOD MADE IN SIX DAYS THE WORKS OF HIS HANDS, AND MADE AN END ON THE SEVENTH DAY, AND RESTED ON IT, AND SANCTIFIED IT.” ATTEND, MY CHILDREN, TO THE MEANING OF THIS EXPRESSION, “HE FINISHED IN SIX DAYS.” THIS IMPLIETH THAT THE LORD WILL FINISH ALL THINGS IN SIX THOUSAND YEARS, FOR A DAY IS WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS. AND HE HIMSELF TESTIFIETH, SAYING, “BEHOLD, TO-DAY WILL BE AS A THOUSAND YEARS.” THEREFORE, MY CHILDREN, IN SIX DAYS, THAT IS, IN SIX THOUSAND YEARS, ALL THINGS WILL BE FINISHED.

THROUGH THIS WHOle STUDY, WE HAVE GONE WITH AS it IS STATED in many books including the Bible, THE 6000 YEARS OF MAN AND THE 1000 YEAR REST OF GOD. THIS WAS A VERY EARLY BELIEF IN CHRISTIANITY, IT WAS FOUND IN THE CODEX SINAITICUS WHICH IS ONE OF THE MORE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS WE HAVE. IT WAS CONSIDERED HOLY WRITTEN AND WAS ONE OF THE HARDER ONES TO GET RID OF, FOR THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES. THE REASON IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONSUME THIS BOOK NOW, IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE BEAST AND HIS MARK, SO YOU GET TO SEE THE HIDDEN MANNA OR SCRIPTURES.

“AND HE RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY.” THIS MEANETH: WHEN HIS SON, COMING [AGAIN], SHALL DESTROY THE TIME OF THE WICKED MAN, AND JUDGE THE UNGODLY, AND CHANGE THE-SUN, AND THE MOON, AND THE STARS, THEN SHALL HE TRULY REST ON THE SEVENTH DAY. MOREOVER, HE SAYS, “THOU SHALT SANCTIFY IT WITH PURE HANDS AND A PURE HEART.” IF, THEREFORE, ANY ONE CAN NOW SANCTIFY THE DAY WHICH GOD HATH SANCTIFIED, EXCEPT HE IS PURE IN HEART IN ALL THINGS, WE ARE DECEIVED. BEHOLD, THEREFORE: CERTAINLY THEN ONE PROPERLY RESTING SANCTIFIES IT, WHEN WE OURSELVES, HAVING RECEIVED THE PROMISE, WICKEDNESS NO LONGER EXISTING, AND ALL THINGS HAVING BEEN MADE NEW BY THE LORD, SHALL BE ABLE TO WORK RIGHTEOUSNESS. THEN WE SHALL BE ABLE TO SANCTIFY IT, HAVING BEEN FIRST SANCTIFIED OURSELVES.

BY PUTTING PROPHECIES IN THE FORM OF COMMANDMENTS, THEY CAN MINISTER TO PEOPLE IN TERMS OF THEIR EARTHLY NEEDS WHILE THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DARK AGE, UNTIL THE HEAVENLY MEANING IS FULFILLED IN THEM.

FURTHER, HE SAYS TO THEM, “YOUR NEW MOONS AND YOUR SABBATH I CANNOT ENDURE.” YE PERCEIVE HOW HE SPEAKS: YOUR PRESENT SABBATHS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME, BUT THAT IS WHICH I HAVE MADE, [NAMELY THIS, ] WHEN, GIVING REST TO ALL THINGS, I SHALL MAKE A BEGINNING OF THE EIGHTH DAY, THAT IS, A BEGINNING OF ANOTHER WORLD. WHEREFORE, ALSO, WE KEEP THE EIGHTH DAY WITH JOYFULNESS, THE DAY ALSO ON WHICH JESUS ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD. AND WHEN HE HAD MANIFESTED HIMSELF, HE ASCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS.

HE GOES SO FAR AS TO SPEAK OF THE AGE BEYOND THE MILLENNIUM. THE SABBATHS THAT THE PEOPLE KEEP, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CLEAN OF HEART ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO HIM BECAUSE THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE HEAVENLY SABBATHS OR ETERNAL REALM, BECAUSE HE HAS IN STORE FOR US ONE THAT WILL BE BETTER FOR US.

EPISTLE OF BARNABAS 16 MOREOVER, I WILL ALSO TELL YOU CONCERNING THE TEMPLE, HOW THE WRETCHED [JEWS], WANDERING IN ERROR, TRUSTED NOT IN GOD HIMSELF, BUT IN THE TEMPLE, AS BEING THE HOUSE OF GOD. FOR ALMOST AFTER THE MANNER OF THE GENTILES THEY WORSHIPPED HIM IN THE TEMPLE. BUT LEARN HOW THE LORD SPEAKS, WHEN ABOLISHING IT: “WHO HATH MEASURED OUT HEAVEN WITH A SPAN, AND THE EARTH WITH HIS PALM? HAVE NOT I? “”THUS SAITH THE LORD, HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND THE EARTH MY FOOTSTOOL: WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YE BUILD TO ME, OR WHAT IS THE PLACE OF MY REST? “YE PERCEIVE THAT THEIR HOPE IS VAIN.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE EARTHLY MEANING AND NOT THE HEAVENLY. Because they are FOCUSED ON THE LOWER THINGS, HE IS SAYING THEIR HOPE IS VAIN. THE HEAVENLY AND THE EARTHLY MEANINGS WORK TOGETHER IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH GOD’S PURPOSES which is why heaven is His throne and the earth His footstool. LIKE WINDS BEING DOCTRINES, THE CONCEPT OF WINDS CARRIES WITH IT THE CONCEPT OF DOCTRINES, AND PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE AN EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING, ONLY SEE WINDS, THEY DON’T SEE BEYOND THAT. PEOPLE THINK OF THE EARTHLY SABBATH AS PARAMOUNT AND AS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS, NOT AS SOMETHING THAT SYMBOLIZES WHAT IS TO COME. THEY THINK OF THIS AS THE THING IN ITSELF, AND THIS TAKES THE HEAVENLY ASPECT OUT OF IT AND THEY TAKE IT TO THE EARTHLY MEANING ONLY. ONCE YOU MAKE AN IDOL OUT OF A CONCEPT, YOU ARE NOT RELATING TO THE TRUE MEANING OF IT. WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT BUILDING A TEMPLE THEY FOCUS ON THE EARTHLY TEMPLE (A LITERAL BUILDING) AND THEY MISS THAT THEY ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD. Because THEY see with their ONLY WITH THEIR earthly VISION OR PERSPECTIVE OF GOD’S WORD WHEN READING SCRIPTURES, THEY HAVE SEVERED THEIR SELVES FROM GOD/higher meaning/heavenly meaning, AND THEY ARE DOING IT ALL IN VAIN.

MOREOVER, HE AGAIN SAYS, “BEHOLD, THEY WHO HAVE CAST DOWN THIS TEMPLE, EVEN THEY SHALL BUILD IT UP AGAIN.” IT HAS SO HAPPENED. FOR THROUGH THEIR GOING TO WAR, IT WAS DESTROYED BY THEIR ENEMIES;

THIS DATES THE DOCUMENT TO A TIME AFTER THE ACTUAL TEMPLE BUILDING WAS DESTROYED. SO AROUND AD 70 WAS WHEN THIS PART OF THE DOCUMENT WAS WRITTEN. THE TEMPLE BEing DESTROYED AND THEm TRYING TO BUILDING IT UP AGAIN, IS ONLY UNDERSCORING THE FACT THAT THEY ARE STILL LOOKING AT IT WRONG. THEY ARE STILL IN THE EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S WORD. JESUS SAID YOU ARE GOING TO TEAR DOWN THIS TEMPLE AND I WILL BUILD IT BACK UP IN THREE DAYS.

AND NOW: THEY, AS THE SERVANTS OF THEIR ENEMIES, SHALL REBUILD IT. AGAIN, IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE CITY AND THE TEMPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WERE TO BE GIVEN UP. FOR THE SCRIPTURE SAITH, “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE LORD WILL DELIVER UP THE SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE, AND THEIR SHEEP-FOLD AND TOWER, TO DESTRUCTION.” AND IT SO HAPPENED AS THE LORD HAD SPOKEN.

THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE BOOK OF ENOCH and HE IS verifying THAT THE BOOK OF ENOCH IS SCRIPTURE. BARNABAS LIKE JUDE IS SAYING THAT ENOCH AND HIS TEACHINGS ARE PART OF GOD’S WORD AND WERE ACCEPTED IN THE CHURCH ERA. This was accepted by people who handed scripture down to us and not accepted by people who took over the church.

LET US INQUIRE, THEN, IF THERE STILL IS A TEMPLE OF GOD. THERE IS-WHERE HE HIMSELF DECLARED HE WOULD MAKE AND FINISH IT.

Note here that God is making the temple, not men. The temple is again within us.

FOR IT IS WRITTEN, “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, WHEN THE WEEK IS COMPLETED, THE TEMPLE OF GOD SHALL BE BUILT IN GLORY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.”

This is a reference from the Book of Enoch as well which is likely why this book was also removed from the Biblical accepted text. Pharasitic Judaism and the Sadducees did not accept those books that referenced Enoch.

I FIND, THEREFORE, THAT A TEMPLE DOES EXIST. LEARN, THEN, HOW IT SHALL BE BUILT IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. BEFORE WE BELIEVED IN GOD, THE HABITATION OF OUR HEART WAS CORRUPT AND WEAK, AS BEING INDEED LIKE A TEMPLE MADE WITH HANDS. FOR IT WAS FULL OF IDOLATRY, AND WAS A HABITATION OF DEMONS, THROUGH OUR DOING SUCH THINGS AS WERE OPPOSED TO [THE WILL OF] GOD. BUT IT SHALL BE BUILT, OBSERVE YE, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, IN ORDER THAT THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD MAY BE BUILT IN GLORY. HOW? LEARN [AS FOLLOWS]. HAVING RECEIVED THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND PLACED OUR TRUST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, WE HAVE BECOME NEW CREATURES, FORMED AGAIN FROM THE BEGINNING. WHEREFORE IN OUR HABITATION GOD TRULY DWELLS IN US.

WE are His temple, we are His house, and we are what He has built. It is only when we have our hearts renewed and we dwell on the heavenly level, can He then indwell in us. A lie is no part of the truth, and as long as we believe a lie, God cannot act through us in the ultimate sense. He can always act through wicked people like He did Pharaoh, but if He wants to use you to reveal Himself in the proper ways, you have to be changed. This happens on the spiritual Sabbath in the millennium. As stated above, no man can enter into the temple of God, until the appointed time. Those willing to be changed and seeking God will be changed.

HOW? HIS WORD OF FAITH; HIS CALLING OF PROMISE; THE WISDOM OF THE STATUTES; THE COMMANDS OF THE DOCTRINE; HE HIMSELF PROPHESYING IN US; HE HIMSELF DWELLING IN US; OPENING TO US WHO WERE ENSLAVED BY DEATH THE DOORS OF THE TEMPLE, THAT IS, THE MOUTH; AND BY GIVING US REPENTANCE INTRODUCED US INTO THE INCORRUPTIBLE TEMPLE. HE THEN, WHO WISHES TO BE SAVED, LOOKS NOT TO MAN, BUT TO HIM WHO DWELLETH IN HIM, AND SPEAKETH IN HIM, AMAZED AT NEVER HAVING EITHER HEARD HIM UTTER SUCH WORDS WITH HIS MOUTH, NOR HIMSELF HAVING EVER DESIRED TO HEAR THEM. THIS IS THE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE BUILT FOR THE LORD.

The bowls of God’s wrath (Rev 16: 1-21)
(1st) Bowl -A noisome and grievous sore (Rev 16 )

16And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.

Again, the temple is us, so this is the true message of God coming from the people of God. The beast is the institution and the mark is its teachings and you participate in it when you perpetuate (ritualistic/religious doings) it. The sore is a disease of the flesh, which is lower meanings/earthly teachings. So this is all earthly thinking, seeing the temple as a building and not you, or the Sabbath as the earthly understanding of Sabbath and not the eternal. They read the scriptures that way, not recognizing the heavenly. Those which had the mark of the beast are those that worshiped his image, which is the teaching of the canon.   Those that basically say we are the ones that determine what is true, everything comes through us. It’s a form of idolatry, because it’s like saying I worship these men and the decisions that they have made along with the teaching they have come up with, that is what your faith is truly in.

(2nd) Bowl
-The sea became as the blood of a dead man (Rev 16:3)

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

The sea is like we discussed before, God’s people, the true church. There were people in the church who had the higher level meaning, they were persecuted, cast out, killed, and started just doing what everyone else did. These people had the living understanding and they spiritually died. This is the dying of the Mystery of God, in the church so this is the second part of the falling away of the church/Christianity from the truth. There were people that could have made a difference and chose not to do so or they were killed. Jesus said if they persecuted me they will persecute you as well, so if you speak the heavenly understanding and teachings, get ready to be cast out or persecuted in some form. The truth becomes dead so the church becomes dead, and those that have the understanding begin to get phased out.

(3rd) Bowl
-Rivers and fountains of water became blood (Rev 16:4-7)

4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

The waters are God’s Word and rivers being God’s Word passed down through time, so this would be like, the 24 books and a few of the books handed down by the apostles. The fountains of water, came up out of nowhere, the engrafted word, or the Apocryphal books. These too became blood and died off.

To understand something on the heavenly level, you don’t need an image/canon to do it for you, or a man of the cloth/preacher to do it for you, you just need the Holy Spirit to let you see the truth. It’s hard to wipe away what you have always learned as truth and realize its false, but the beauty of God’s Word when you let the Holy Spirit guide you is so different because it’s the truth and, because you are depending wholly on God. like Adam and Eve and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did they didn’t have a Bible or man of the cloth around to guide them nor did they need them. You don’t need a church to tell you what is and what isn’t valid, when you understand prophecy, you can look at a book and say this is prophecy. You can use the same keys in the book of Enoch, the Gospel of James, the Apocrypha, and the canonical Gospels.

The people of the age of antichrist, are not able to read it, so it is blood to them, basically the word taken from the heavenly meaning. The scriptures passed down through time, were misunderstood so they became blood.

There were people in the sea (church) that were still alive (knowing the truth of God’s Word), but they didn’t listen to them. They did this in the face of knowledge that they were then denying. Diotrephes knew who John was, but he was willing to turn away John from his own church. God is telling us that He is not bad, this happened because they rejected His truth, and they did it knowingly.

The waters became blood, so the saints and the prophets were killed. The blood they have now to drink is the earthly understanding and teachings, because they are worthy, as they have made the choice to knowingly turn against the truth.

The saints were under the alter so the voice that comes out of the alter is speaking for the saints. These people died and they knew why they died, they didn’t blame God, they blamed people.

(Matthew 23:34-35 – Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from blood of righteous Able unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the alter.)

They killed them, crucified them, and if they weren’t killed they were abused and chased because they were men that brought the truth to the people. They knew they were right and wanted to cover it up so that they could control things and teach what they wanted.

(2 Thessalonians 2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The day of Christ is a single day (to God a thousand years) which is the millennium, and the coming of Christ is the heavenly understanding, so this millennium is at hand.

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.)

For this cause they shall be given a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie, this is justifying the use of that lower level meaning, as he has given them blood to drink. The lie is the earthly level meaning with the heavenly level meaning removed. This is so that all might be condemned to believe not the truth and had pleasure in unrighteousness, so they had some worldly reason for rejecting the truth. This could be done for power, money, or other selfish reasons. Jesus even spoke about the scribes and Pharisees and how they walked around in long robes and loved being called rabbi from the people, and they exalted themselves above the teachings of God, even God Himself.

We are bound to give thanks always…These people believe in the truth and understand the truth as those who wish to believe a lie and have pleasure in unrighteousness are, Going from the Jesus level understanding which the fleshly/earthly level, and to the Christ level understanding which is the Spiritual/heavenly level. Those who were given it by word were those in Jesus day, and those who would be getting it by Epistle might be getting it through prophecy. No matter if you are learning at the beginning of the age or the end of it. The hope is for that which is to come, not presently, they did this for us, so we would be able to rediscover the truth.       

(4th) Bowl
-Upon the sun to scorch men with fire (Rev 16:8-9)

8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

They repented not to give Him glory, this sounds like Thyatira. There is still a way and time to come back to the truth and they did not do it. The plagues that are in this book are for those who take away from or add to this book. They not loving the truth, they believed in the lower level meaning and loved a lie.

The sun scorched them, the sun (true light) is the word of God, and the moon (lesser light) would be the blood of the word. They see themselves as god’s agents/mediators on earth between God and man to carry out His will, and they speak of God and of His Holiness, but they are breathing out a false higher level meaning. This meaning is burdensome, damaging, and destructive to people. Which is why religion causes so much war and hate. (Everything makes so much more sense now doesn’t it?) So the Jesus they give you is like their sun, not the true sun, it’s not like the women that was clothed in the higher level meaning or the angel whose face was like the sun, but a scorching sun a punishing sun, a false heavenly interpretation.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

Matthew 23: 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues.

(5th) Bowl
-Darkness upon the seat of the beast; pain and sores (Rev 16:10-11) 

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

The Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses, but they are not of Moses, because if they had believed in Moses, they would have believed in Christ. The one seated in the temple of God is the false prophet/son of lawlessness/antichrist, which is basically the beast that comes up out of the earth and reigns for the 2000 years. They know that their days are numbered and their judgment is coming and that they cannot prevail. They are well aware they are condemned; they are tortured because of this knowledge of being judged. They are blaspheming Him by replacing Him with the god of the earth. The pains and the sores are again because of the false teachings that bring hate and burdens on them.

Again, this is like the people who see the day of the Sabbath but only the day and not the spiritual Eternal aspect of it, the heavenly meaning is rejected here. The darkness is the earthly without the heavenly. This is why you see a lot in the music industry, with the illuminati, with Satanists, where they will cover one eye. They are refusing to see with the spiritual heavenly sight, and only seeing with the earthly meaning or sight. They have created a language to one another with signs and symbols like this. The sad part is they know they are covering up the truth, even to this day. Lucifer has BUILT his kingdom on the basis of suppressing the God of heaven, and supplanting and putting himself in the seat of the temple which are people’s hearts. Another example is The pyramid which a symbol that he (Satan) is at the top of and all others fall underneath him, which is why symbolism is so important to them. These things define their theology.

(6th)Bowl
-Upon the great river Euphrates (Rev 16:12-16)

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Anytime north, south, east, or west is used it stands for:
North – has to do with God
South – has to do with the kingdom of darkness/Hades/the devil
East – the beginning of time/earlier
West – later in time

The earlier kingdoms (kings of the east) require that the Euphrates must be dried up, which is the water of God’s word. The water being dried up means the word gets destroyed. This happens so that the beast that was wounded can live again, the institution can recreate itself. This would the apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books or ancient books.

The dragon gave its power to the beast/false prophet that came up out of the earth that had the two horns and the appearance of the lamb/antichrist. The frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon is symbolic.

Acts of John Chapter 20 …And when he had set them in the midst of the market-place before all the people, in the sight of the apostle he made them drink the poison: and as soon as they had drunk it, they gave up the ghost. Then Aristodemus turned to John and said: Hearken to me and depart from thy teaching wherewith thou callest away the people from the worship of the gods; or take and drink this, that thou mayest show that thy God is almighty, if after thou hast drunk, thou canst remain whole. Then the blessed John, as they lay dead which had drunk the poison, like a fearless and brave man took the cup, and making the sign of the cross, spake thus: My God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whose word the heavens were established, unto whom all things are subject, whom all creation serveth, whom all power obeyeth, feareth, and trembleth, when we call on thee for succour: whose name the serpent hearing is still, the dragon fleeth, the viper is quiet, the toad (which is called a frog) is still and strengthless, the scorpion is quenched, the basilisk vanquished, and the phalangia (spider) doth no hurt -in a word, all venomous things, and the fiercest reptiles and noisome beasts, are pierced (or covered with darkness). [Ps.- Mellitus adds: and all roots hurtful to the health of men dry up.] Do thou, I say, quench the venom of this poison, put out the deadly workings thereof, and void it of the strength which it hath in it: and grant in thy sight unto all these whom thou hast created, eyes that they may see, and ears that they may hear and a heart that they may understand thy greatness.

The frog is poisonous, and of the three unclean spirits. There is an old saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. If you notice all the religions though they are different and even some are sort of the same (all Christian religions/denominations) are all against God, all the leaders of all these religions are trying to culminate into one religion. This is why God told me that religion is the beguilement of His people. This means that true Christians are about to be met with a worldwide singular religion. Satan is doing this to bring all of them together so that when the elect come at the end of time, they will attempt to do battle against them (to battle against the great day) to prevail, be he already knows he has been defeated.

So it’s like his sole purpose has to be simply to do this to harm mankind all he can, since he is unable to defeat or harm God. All the so-called conspiracies of today seem to be pointing right at satan.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Armageddon is Megiddo. This will likely be a physical and spiritual war.

(7th) Bowl
-Into the air (Rev 16:17-21)

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Satan is the prince of the power of the air. We are the temple, so this voice comes from the elect. Where it says from the throne, this is referring to God. It is ready and COMPLETE; everything is just waiting for the great voice of the elect to sound.

18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

There were voices or teachings or secret languages, the judgments are the thunders and the lightnings from heaven. There is a great earthquake that shakes all the traditions of humanity. So the earthly teachings get exposed and torn apart.

19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

The great city is Babylon and it was divided up into three parts. The three parts, I believe have to do with the three pillars, which is also the time, times, and half a time, and the current time is the pillar or age of John.

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

The island is in the water, which has to do with secularism in the church, them fleeing of fear because they could no longer maintain their notion that there is no God.

The mountains are the kingdoms founded upon the earth and they represent something like a pyramid, those held less important or lower being towards the bottom and the higher up or more important or most powerful are all at the top. The mountains not being found or melting away like what is stated in Enoch, means that the earthly institution teachings no longer stand.

The great hail is God’s word in solid form, this would be painful, and it falls upon those that are to be judged. This would be the spiritual aspect of the battle of Armageddon. People will still fight against God even though they have no position to even fight against God and He has shown Himself to them.

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Revelation 8-11

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer
(7th) Seventh Seal Broken (Rev 8:1-5)

1When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Time is divided into time, times, and half a time. The time corresponds to what is now which is the two thousand years, the times is the four thousand years prior to the Christian age. The half a time or half an hour, would be half of two thousand years, which is one thousand years or the millennium. 2 Peter, Barnabas, and the Gospel of Bartholomew, all speak of the teaching of the 6000 years and the 7th millennium or the seven days of creation, which corresponds, to an age.

2And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

We read earlier in the last section of Rev that I posted, about the saints that were killed under the altar. At the time of the millennium is the time when He is going to act or be with those who killed the saints/prophets. The gold on the censer and the alter, has to do with purification, refined by fire, as Christ is a refining fire (Malachi 3:3; 1 Peter 1:7; Zechariah 13:9; Isaiah 48:10). Note that when God accepted sacrifices back in the days of Moses or Abraham, He took them by fire and it purified the people of their sins. The saints were sacrificed and their prayers are offered up on a golden altar, this has to do with their trial and their sufferings, the time is now right to bring their sacrifice before God because it is now holy and pure.

4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Everything that is coming is because of the spilling of the blood of the saints, He is vindicating them throughout the age, but especially now. He is getting prepared to reveal what His judgment on the earth will be for killing the saints and the martyrs. He is also preparing for the earthly teachings to be destroyed (earthquakes) and the turth to be revealed to all.

The Seven Trumpets

(1st) Scourge of earth (Rev 8:6-7) 6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

We read about the four angels on the four corners of the earth, they held back the winds from harming the earth, until now, after the servants of God are sealed. This is after the sealing of the 144,000. There were 6000 years allotted to man. In the physical you work six days and rest on the seventh and you honor God. In the spiritual a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day, so the six days are the 6000 years, and the seventh day is God resting. There were 4000 years before the writing of this book and there are 2000 years, which is the Christian church age. Trees when spoken of parabolically are referred to many times as beings (Matt 7:18; Rev 22; Genesis 2:9) The third part of the trees that are burnt up, which means that the leadership is burnt up or harmed. The green grass represents life or people as green is the color of life. Water is God’s word, but when frozen, it turns into hail and can harm you. We will see that water can be turned into blood by the two witnesses. God’s word is twofold in its nature, the fleshly and spiritual or heavenly meaning. The blood is referring to the suffering and death of those that dwell upon the earthly meaning. This is God’s word in a destructive way, as it is torment to those who are unbelieving. Note that it was not made to be torment, but over time man had hated God and so He Word has become hard to swallow, suffering, excruciating, and scourging to them because they hate it so much. The leadership for the third of the age, which is the 2000 years, is not good. There are many in this age that have come only to lead astray or who have been lead astray and in turn are leading others astray as well.

(2nd) Scourge of sea (Rev 8:8-9) 8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

The mountain is a kingdom, which would be a big kingdom. The sea are God’s people founded on God’s word. Infiltrators of the church are spoken of as waves. Mountains is referring to a high place built upon secularism or like Babylon which is the kingdom of the devil, it’s not near water so it’s not built on the word of God. The mountain being cast into the sea, means that which is earthly is being judged by God, and at the same time cast into God’s people. This is the 2000 years and this shows that satan will be bound up with God’s people for a third part of the age. The creatures in the sea are the people/Christians that did have life and holiness and where spiritual and they became unspiritual. The ships that were destroyed are God’s people moving along through the age. These would be churches or the body of Christ.

(3rd) Scourge of rivers (Rev 8:10-11) 10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

A star is an angel, now the great star that fell from heaven, would be satan. It says he is burning as it were a lamp, which means the devil will try to teach you the word of God, but in his own way. This is a warning to us that satan has infiltrated the church and he wants to teach it his own way, he is promoting God’s word and he is poisoning (lies) it. Rivers are God’s word passed down through time, over the generations through the people of God. The fountains coming up are the other books not included in the “accepted canon” and satan is going to be cast into those as well. The lamp represents the word of God and the water represents the word of God, and then we have bitter. God’s word is a book, and the bitterness is the distortion of God’s word. The fleshy meaning has been taught and the heavenly meaning has be done away with.

(4th) Scourge of heavens (Rev 8:12) 12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

Greater light the sun, and a lesser light the moon, Paul said that we are children of the light and not the night. The third part of the day does not shine, because those that taught the truth where killed. The third part of the night those evil people who knew what the good people were preaching and opposed them. They made the truth to be anathema and hide the truth as they slaughtered those teaching it. So the night was even darkened because those who opposed the children of the light no longer existed. There were others that followed along after the children of the night, but they didn’t even know what it was they had hidden already and thus continued to hide what was present in their time. Eventually neither those for the truth nor those against the truth, knew the mystery; they all had no idea what the mystery was anymore, because all the ones that held the things hidden and the truth were gone. Those who kill by the sword must die by the sword, so those that used the Word of God falsely would now be set to be killed with the sword (Word of God). The great whore of Babylon is paid back for killing the saints (drunk off the blood of the saints) with the false teaching and so God goes back and kills her with the sword how she destroyed the saints. This is how God vindicated the prayers of the saints that were slain.

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

The midst is the most central point of heaven. Where this verse says angel, several of the translations actually use the word eagle. Remember the woman being taken away into the wilderness was by an eagle; also the fourth creature had the face of an eagle. There are three woes that are to sound after the mystery is defaced. Then by the loud voice, you hear it and understand it. The earthly inhabiters are those that have the fleshly or earthly teachings and are of the earth, these people refuse to hear the truth, and they seek after death basically.

Chapter 9 The bottomless pit (Rev 9:1-2) 1And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Again, it talks about the star that fell from heaven, which would be satan or one of his angels. He is given the key to the bottomless pit, which means that everything that he is doing he has been given the right to do. The mystery is endless which is why the pit is bottomless. The key was that there was a heavenly meaning and an earthly meaning, like what Jesus says to Peter when He said whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matt. 16:19, 18:18). So these things can be locked up and unlocked according to God’s will. Rev 3:8 Jesus says, “I have put before you an open door”, and you can try to get around it in a ton of ways, but that makes you nothing but a thief, because He has made a way and you have to go through the door. The devil is trying to get people to see the physical and not the spiritual, Jesus healed the spiritual blindness of man, not just the physical. If you can see the spiritual side, you know that Jesus has healed your blindness. What He did was amazing, it was miraculous, He healed the physical blindness of men, and He stilled the wind (doctrine) and the waves. Satan belittles what Jesus did on a spiritual level, when there is so much more on the spiritual, but satan will do anything he can to lead God’s people astray.

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

The sun darkened, the moon darkened, and the air darkened, as satan is the prince of the power of the air. The smoke has to do with confusion; it’s hard to see through as it was the smoke of a great furnace. This has to do with the judgment on people by confusing them. Again, he is given the key or the right to bring judgment upon the people.

(5th) 1st Woe, plague of locust
(Rev 9:3-12) 3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Locusts are creatures that devour or destroy in many numbers and leave things in devastation. So the consequence of going from the heavenly meanings to earthly meanings is satan expounding on earthly teachings as if they were heavenly teachings, to confuse people (put smoke in their eyes) causes devastation. He uses this to sabotage even the earthly meanings so it seems there is no heavenly meaning. This destroys all the good in the earthly meaning and all that is good in the scriptures. So he is concealing the truth and perverting it to mean something that it really doesn’t. The scorpions sting is in its tail, the tail is that which follows, and in a spiritual explanation, this would mean that their power follows after them. It stings and kills throughout time, in other words the false teachings continue through time. Continually, adding man made/devil made religions and religious beliefs which term themselves Christianity, but are yet still far from God.

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

They come to hurt those that do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. These people are fooled by the traditions that have been tossed before them as good when they are of satan and not of God. So the locusts come to hurt those without the seal, and any that bare the seal of God cannot be harmed. .

5And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

There are seven church phases, the seven letters to the churches. Two of the churches received no order to repent from God, the others did. The five churches that did, all had error pointed out to them and God was not happy with them. This is the torment that is lying in wait for them, unless they repent of their ways. If the sting or the false teaching and traditions do fool these people and they are sucked into these teachings and traditions, they will befall such judgments. We must overcome the false teachings, lies, and deceit of the devil, the tradition that are said to be Christian are merely traditions of man and the father of this world which is the devil.

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

These five months they will pursue the kingdom of death, they will seek to destroy the light or kingdom of light. The truth will still be there, but they run from it. Those who have lead people into captivity will also be lead into captivity. This happens because they are tormented by the truth and unwell to accept the truth according to God.

7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. 10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. 12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Again, the locust are swarming and devouring here. This is kind of the same manner as the horses we spoke of earlier. If they have the faces of men and hair of women, they could be leaders of the congregation, which are false teachers because faces of men imply an earthly understanding. Teeth being as lion’s teeth, which means they are used to devour. Breastplates would be something hard to penetrate. The wings could symbolize the age that is coming. The sound of the chariots of many horses running to battle could be the legions of demons going into battle. Again, stings in their tails would again be false teachings, and there is a spirit that resides over this earthly teaching, which is the spirit of the father of this world. Paul speaking of Hagar, saying she is considered the lower level of Jerusalem and the higher level of Jerusalem was Sarah. He was speaking of the people that were in the Jerusalem at that time being the lower. Jesus speaks about the Pharisees, (the very ones that the church started on and the very ones that removed books from the original text) saying they are of their father the devil.

(6th) 2nd woe, The killing horses (Rev 9:13-21)
13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

When the writer here says and, he doesn’t always mean in addition to, i.e.: Rev 1:6 it says hath made us kings and priests unto God and his father. God is his father, so he is not saying here that it is to God and some other guy, he is not using that form of speaking, he might have well said, who is his father. Moving after that level of logic, it could be saying here, that an hour is a day is a month is a year. It’s likely a phase of time or a queue. The four angels that come from the four corners of the earth, and Euphrates is associated with Eden which is East geographically, but also at the beginning of time. When it speaks of the four angels that are beneath the river Euphrates, it speaks as they have been bound there since the beginning, as referenced in Enoch and Genesis. They were cast beneath the river to be loosed when the time came. Those four angels bound beneath the Euphrates could be the representation of the 4000 years teachings that were before. They had done away with the wisdom of the men of God from before. Later on we will see that the beast has a wound by the sword which is God’s word, but it did not die, because God gave it the ability to live. It was then given power to overcome the saints. So like then, those fallen angels here that were buried are now released to slay the third part of men, for the final 2000 years.

16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Numbers can be symbolic and time can be symbolic. This is the same as what was stated in Rev 5:11 it states the number of the armies of the cavalry was twice ten thousand ten thousands or twice myriades myriadon in Greek. These were those who had come out before the thrown in chapter 5, were those who came out of the great tribulation. This number is then symbolic, as numbers and time can be symbolic.

17And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

Before, they had breastplates of iron, now they have breastplates of fire, which could be the fires of hell or God’s judgment. Jacinth is a representation of blood, and is a blood red stone. Brimstone is sulfur, which is a very foul smelling gas, said to smell of rotten eggs and skunk compound. In 2 Cor. 2:15&17, it says 15those that are saved are the fragrance/savour (higher level meaning) of Jesus Christ unto God, and the brimstone would be the opposite, the smell of death (the lower meaning). 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. It tells us right there that the word of God will be corrupt. The smoke and brimstone are indeed the foul smelling, corrupted, and confusing teachings of the bottomless pit. Again, there is smoke which is to confuse the people, fire to devour, and brimstone which is the foul smell of the teachings.

18By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Their mouths would be the people who brought the first false teachings, and the tails would be the people who brought the later false teachings. The people fell prey to these teachings and created the false church that others after them would also fall prey to them as well. In the Bible, the serpents are always used in reference to the devil and his demons, so you can be assured this is not a good thing and from whom these teaching come.

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

Those who were not killed by the plagues or the teachings did become victims of it. Even if they weren’t taken in by the religion, and even if they weren’t worshiping idols, or devils exactly, but what their teaching is the teaching of devils. They still where following their own idols, church, and tradition, they didn’t repent of their deeds. They stood by knowing it was wrong and said nothing and did not change their ways according to what they knew to be truth. The murders, sorceries, fornication, and thefts could be referring to the horseman. They would be committing the spiritual as well as physical aspects of all these things unto the people of the earth. They murdered the prophets, the truth, and the witnesses, there sorceries were used to fool people or bewitch people, as well as their spiritual fornication, and the thefts, the springs of water burnt up, which is them stealing the Word of God. This is rampant in the world today, there are numerous Marian statues, Buda statues, statues of Isis and Horus, Zeus along with other greek gods, other religious statues, and even the Jesus statues are made of wood and stone as we are not to pray to any of them. If you approach something to pray at it you might as well be praying to it, because you are utilizing its symbolism by being in the presence of it as you pray. God meets us where we are and there is no need to go to a statue, building/church, priest, or any other so called “man of god.” As we pray we should not do so as the heathens do, praying to be seen in churches and street, and repeating words over and over. Matthew 6:7 & 6:5 (Here are a few different translations of this) “When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do; “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 6:5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen.)

The little book (Rev 10:1-11)

10 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

Clouds here in this verse are the elect. His face as it were the sun, which would be like being face to face with Him, because the sun is in your face and it looks upon us and sees things in a bright way. His feet pillars of fire one is upon the sea and the other is upon the earth. The right (God’s power) foot is upon the sea which is founded upon God’s Word, and the left foot is on the earth or the earthly teachings. This is judgment of the church and the earth. The book is open which means it can be read, and it is little, which means that it could be lacking or there is more to it than what seems to be. If it were big it would be like having the complete collection of His Word.

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

The seven thunders are teachings that are sealed until the time of the end. The thunders being uttered is the following of the lightning of God’s judgment. It will be spoken to us throughout history, but it will not be understood until the right time or end time. These things may not be written or explained in paper and ink.

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

Hand to heaven meaning he swears by Him that lives forever, the foot on earth the things that therein are, and the sea which are God’s people the things which are therein. At the time when the heavenly things can be demonstrated to God’s people, and the time when the earthly people can also know heavenly things, it will be the end time. This would mean that you don’t want to believe in God, but you know and can understand the truth. Those in the earth and in the church cannot deny it; it has to happen at that point.

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

It says days, because it’s premillennium it says He is beginning to sound. Before Christ comes, He is giving us a short time to come to Him, now the mystery is known to all it is given to us to accept the truth it is our choice even more so at that point as we are literally given the things that have been a mystery for so long.

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

The voice (language) in the spiritual sense, and he said take the little book the small bit of God’s Word. It’s pretty obvious with the different denominations that someone has to be lacking, but not one of them will speak up and acknowledge it’s them even if they know. You can demonstrate that Enoch is the seventh from Adam according to Jude, he and his book are referenced in Jude; the keys are missing because humanity allows them to be missing when they are actually accessible to all of us. He now has power the power over the church, the scholarly kingdom, and the worldly kingdom and He is forcing them to confront this book and why it seems to be lacking. It seems one day what I’ve learned and speak on so much, God will reveal to all. By His Grace (Christ) and Wisdom (Holy Spirit) do I know anything at all of His love and His mystery, because it is not my own, but His and I am give glimpses of the truth when He wills it to be so.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

John is the third pillar or the last generation of God’s people, that is to be held back until the end. The mystery that He is to reveal to us will not happen until His time, and apparently we are making way to that point in time, because He has begun revealing things to a small group of us that will hopefully one day be many. If you are able to show heavenly meanings, it is sweet as honey in your mouth, but you realize that we have been lead astray for 2000 years (or even since the dawn of time) and it is a bitter (the water (Word of God) become wormwood) message, with much wisdom comes much sorrow. It is so true, to look around and see so many people being deceived and knowing the truth it hard, I talk to them whenever possible but my just blow me off or tell me that we aren’t supposed to read those book or that’s now what their church believes or their preachers says, they are not looking to God for answers, they are looking to men of this world and manmade things of this world for the truth that only God holds. To understand the word of God is to understand that it was all in vain up to this point. That is, their teachings are vain, but they are not vain to God as He will take what is corrupt and make something good out of it. He makes beauty from ashes Isaiah 61:3.

10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Think about it, if you take something and eat it, then you realize what it was and that it was foul or not what you thought it was, it would make you sick to your stomach. [I felt this way when God started revealing the truth to me and that what I had been taught growing up was full of lies unbeknownst even those who might have taught me.] If you are able to understand the mystery, it’s like the voice is now being heard, and we are now prophesying before many people, and nations, and tongues, and kings. The devils deception is great and so many are fallen under his wing unknowingly, it is our duty to God and to the lost and deceived to put the truth out there and it’s up to each one of them to hear the Word of God or reject it (free will).

11 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

The reed was given to John to measure and the rod is to do with the cannon. The temple of God is God’s people. The measure is those who are faithful to God. It’s not a little book, it’s the completeness of God’s people are the true measure.

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

The holy city is like the Jerusalem which is above, which I spoke of earlier when speaking of Sarah and Hagar. Those who do not understand the mystery, are the gentiles, they will make the holy city the Jerusalem, which is below. The 40 is the 4000 years prior and is the times, and the 2 months are the 2000 years that are left which is the time, our time.

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

1 +2 + ½ is 3 and a half.   This is speaking of the 7000 year age and their prophecy will be for the age. The sackcloth has to do with suffering or humiliation before God, because if you notice when God speaks of His church, they are clothed in white remnant not sackcloth.

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

This says the god of the earth. The candlesticks are the churches, the two olive trees are as in Romans 11:4,17-19,24—25. These are the two true Churches the Jews and Christians or the two churches that God did not hold anything against in the letters to the seven churches which were Smyrna and Philadelphia. There is an exalted Israel and a degraded Israel. Most people say and I agree, that the two witnesses are Enoch and Elijah, Enoch taken in Genesis 5:24 and Jasher 4:1-2, and Elijah taken by a whirlwind (2 Kings 2). You can read more about Enoch and how great he was in accordance with God and man in Jasher from his birth beginning with the last two verses of Jasher 2 to the first two verses in Jasher 4.

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

If you take the true mystery of God and you try to hurt it, you must be taken to the lower level and be judged. Like what I said with killing with the sword earlier. These false teachers, money grubbing pastors, and false religious leaders are all doing just this and will rightly be killed in the manner in which God has stated, by the Sword (Word of God).

6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Heaven is either open or shut depending if you are open to it and if God chooses to give you a prophecy. If you do harm to the true church, then you are shut out of heaven.

The two witnesses killed (Rev 11:7-13)

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

They are protected for a time, because God has a duty for them to help us at the end of time, to discover the mystery.

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

The god of the earth here is of the Jerusalem below aka the devil; it’s all about religion and the church, but not God’s. It says when you read about the judgment of Sodom and Egypt, to get out of Sodom and get out of Egypt these are religion, all religion. God is not religion, He has never been. By the lies of the devil, people have been swayed to think that this is the right way of thinking, worship, and the truth, but it is all a deception delivered from the very mouth of the one that hates us all, the serpent/scorpion.

9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

This is a symbolic time of the age. With the scripture they supplanted and killed the apostles, the saints, and the prophets. They label them heretics, enemies of the cross, and used it to attain their wants. In other words, the letter kills but the Spirit gives life, so it’s like using the Word without the Spirit. It’s like the body of Christ, and the body of Israel being without the Spirit of God. We are supposed to prophecy to tongues and nations, it shall not be made known that they are under the earth; they shall be as they are out in the open.

10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

They will be glad to see the true Jews and true Christians gone. They tormented them that dwelt on earthly teachings because they didn’t want to hear the truth; they wanted only the earthly teachings and understanding. If I were to go up to a preacher now days and tell them these things, they will not listen or they will scorn me and hold their disbelief.

11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

Suddenly when the Spirit of God entered into them and made them able to move once again, they begin going about spreading life, which is death to the false Christians and Jews. Great fear fell upon them that saw the true Jews and Christians.

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Those who saw them heard a great voice of heaven that called them the (two witnesses) up to heaven. The cloud is the great cloud of witnesses. They became those who dwelt in heaven they became exalted, and their enemies beheld them.

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Great earthquake completely destroyed the earthly teachings. The dragon is the great whore which is also the great city. This is more stating that this is the men of the seven thousand years, its God’s people the good people of the seventh millennium that would not be shaken by the earthquake or false teachings of the earthly. (Romans 11:4-5) The remnant that God has reserved to himself, seven thousand men of those that have not bowed a knee to Baal (these are the good people). Those that were afraid but gave glory to the God of heaven were the good people and the ones that wouldn’t were slain. On the seventh day some were slain and some people though scared by it, give glory to heaven.

(7th) 3rd woe, God’s wrath and the Eternal Kingdom (Rev 11:14-19)

14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Jesus said behold I come quickly, so this woe is the coming of Jesus. Right at the point where the earthly foundations (teachings) are destroyed and all His people are slain, He will come. We have the ability to speed His coming by pushing the issue at hand, and being obedient to reveal the truth to the world as we are told to do.

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.

There were great voices in heaven, which means everything is being revealed. The great heavenly voices say that the kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, our Lord is the Christ.

16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

They are seated, which means their time has come, and they fall on their faces, because everything has lined up and is completed.

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

The kingdoms have become God’s.

18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

The servants, prophets, and saints represent His temple or alter. He is extending His mercy to those that wouldn’t repent. God’s being very generous here. There are satan’s people that destroy the earth, which in part could be a demonic blood line aka the Nephilim which are the children of the fallen angels. They have made their way in to business, religion, finance, and many other important areas that have come to be meaningful and needed to this world. These Nephilim have been seeking to destroy humanity and the earth since the beginning of time. Which you can read about in Enoch and Genesis.

19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

He is setting up for a new judgment, so there is more to come, we have reached the end. The temple of God are His people, and we are now open to heaven. Those people who are under the alter and opened their prayers up to Him. We will now understand the meaning of the arch of His covenant. The items in the arch were the tablets of law, the rod of Aaron, and the hidden manna. If you overcome then you get to eat of the third covenant or the manna. The time of the spiritually dead has now arrived, and they are about to be judged. The time for the spiritually alive in Christ are about to be rewarded.

Homosexuality Is It A Sin?

Proverbs 18:13

“He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame unto him.”

Did you know?

* Of 32,000 verses in the Bible, only five directly mention homosexuality.
* The Qur’an only directly mentions homosexuality once.
* Leviticus, the book of the Bible which supposedly stipulates death for homosexuality, if you look at it closely, you will see it has to do with worship of false gods and idolatry.
* The Biblical Jesus does not condemn homosexuality.
* The destruction of the Biblical city of Sodom was due to their mistreatment of strangers, the poor, and each other in some instances.
* The Bible never condemns same sex marriage.
* The Biblical David and Jonathan had a formal same-sex union.
* ‘Traditional marriage’ in the Bible includes polygamy.
* No known sacred text forbids same sex marriage.
* Very few sacred texts even mention homosexuality.
* Hindu and other far eastern sacred texts do not condemn homosexuality.
* Homosexuality is not unnatural; it is practiced by hundreds of species of animals.

The Bible

There are about half a dozen direct references to what we today term homosexuality in the Tanach and NT, and a few others which are relevant but not direct. Two of the most negative passages are found in the book of Leviticus, alongside a mass of ancient Jewish food and incest taboos, purification rituals and medical protocols. In the New Testament, there are several instances in the Epistles where Paul belittles homosexuality. At no point in the Gospel does Jesus condemn homosexuality.

Another point to note is that there was no word for homosexuality, in the sense that we now use the term, in ancient Hebrew or Greek. The text of the Tanach and NT periphrasis these scriptures to try to describe what they are trying to get across to us.

Romans 1:26-27 states, 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

If you notice through this text, it is focused much on the topic of idolatry with much of it pointing towards temple harlotry, not homosexuality (idolatry and sex acts, not orientation). This is spiritual harlotry just as much as physical, as they are doing these things in worship to false gods. This is also the only place in scripture that could possibly state anything against two women. With that, we need to understand that there is more than just one action that is said to be against nature so we will go through some.

Things that could be termed against nature:

  • Idolatrous Sex which is referenced in a book called Testament of Naphtali which was written about 200 years before Paul’s writings. This book indicates that “against nature” means sexual idolatry or sex with angels (Genesis and Enoch). In the Testament of Naphtali 3:3-5, there is a connection between the Genesis 3 account of angels having sex with humans and the Sodom story of men trying to rape men and angels. This is most likely what Paul was referencing in the Romans 1 account men trying to have sex with men unto a false god. Perhaps these temple priests in Paul’s time were indeed representatives of the false god, making it into a change of nature’s order sex is to be between humans, not men or women and animals, not men or women and angels, and not men or women to false gods in any combination.
  • The common understanding of sexual identity in Paul’s time, this could also be referring to how women ought to be passive and men active, yet in the case of Rome’s idolatrous atmosphere, the temple prostitute women would sleep with many men which would put them as being “active” – against nature and the consecrated eunuch men used as temple prostitutes unto false gods like Molech were passive as many men would have anal sex with them against nature (physical and spiritual idolatry). So against nature would be referring to women and men exchanging their passive/active roles which very well was a rule or way of the past.
  • There is also, the heterosexuals that are forced by society to practice homosexual acts, often to desensitize, control or humble. Sometimes it is combined with the practice of the occult, witchcraft or idolatry as well. The Didache (First Christian Handbook) states regarding sexual sins: “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not commit pederasty (sex with boys).” – Didache (c. 80-140, E), 7.377 . In Hitler’s book, “The Pink Swastika, Lively exposes what secret homosexual activists don’t want you to know about Nazi Germany: that although the Nazis did persecute homosexuals, the homosexuals the Nazis persecuted were almost exclusively the effeminate members of the gay community in Germany, and that much of the mistreatment was administered by masculine homosexuals who despised effeminacy in all its forms.” – Truth about homosexuality and Nazi Party. Homosexuals were thrown in concentration camps, while those who were forced into homosexuality become male predators burning with lust and desiring to control and abuse men and boys. Occultism was heavy through the Nazi Party as well as Hitler’s Youth.
  • The conservative 21st Century view that refers to homosexuality does not however, fit with the early fathers that I have read. They thought it was anal and idolatrous sex, and as mentioned above, the Testament of Naphtali and other readings from this time, do not agree with 21st Century conservative ideals.

**I will put a link to the book of Naphtali in the links below for you to do your own reading through this book.**

Conservative Christians seem to be misidentifying the root of the problem and minimizing spiritual sin along with elaborating on the physical aspects of it. The two main causes to this error in modern Christian thinking is two old heresies: Gnosticism and Marcionism. Gnostics teach that the physical is evil and spiritual is good, and Marcions reject Old Testament claiming it is a different god, while they accept the New Testament. We seem to be completely blind to spiritual harlotry today. For example, the word adultery is “unlawful intercourse with another man’s wife”. That is not it’s only meaning though, it is also “unlawful intercourse with a false god”, which is why God speaks in Revelation of the whore of Babylon, she is not a person, but a false religion that deceives God’s people. Religion in and of itself is the beguilement of God’s people, do you not remember the one time Jesus got furious in the Bible in John 2, it was at the Pharisees, the very men that were responsible for religious laws of men. They made rules around God’s commandments and deceived the people even then.

Idolatry and spiritual harlotry are one in the same, and they are rampant through the churches these days, from prosperity preachers, teachings of other false religions making it to heaven, making the focus us and not God, along with many other issues and heresies.

The King James Version

King James I, who commissioned the King James Version translation, was undoubtedly homosexual. It was whispered that “Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.”

James I was responsible for reaffirming the Buggery Act of 1533, which criminalized sodomy in the UK. However, James I had several well-documented homosexual relationships. Although he had eight children with his wife, Anne of Denmark, they eventually decided to live apart. In 1607 he met Robert Carr, then age 17, at a joust, and had an on-going relationship with him for nearly a decade, which ended in a messy breakup. In 1614, he started a relationship with George Villiers, a commoner, eventually making him Duke of Buckingham in 1623. In 1624, James wrote Villiers a letter in which he asked “whether you loved me now…better than at the time I shall never forget at Farham, where the bed’s head could not be found between the master and his dog.”

Tanach

In the beginning…

Some esoteric Jewish traditions hold that God is hermaphroditic in nature, and that Adam was originally an hermaphrodite. This is based on a reading of Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” This theme is developed with great detail in the Kabbalah; For instance see this passage from the Kabbalah Unveiled. Rabbi Samuel-bar-Nachman is quoted by Carpenter as saying “Adam, when God created him, was a man-woman (androgyne)”. Maimonides (ibid.) is quoted likewise: “Adam and Eve were created together, conjoined by their backs.” This is similar to the androgyne mentioned in Plato’s Symposium.

The Sin of Sodom

Now let’s talk about the story of the destruction of the city of Sodom, (Genesis 18:16-19:29; Jasher 18:11-19:53).

First lets point out Deut. 23:17-18 (link below to reference more on this verse) “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” Here the word whore meant “female prostitute”, and sodomite meant “male temple prostitute”. You can see here gadesh and kedeshah meanings:

Word: YCW

Pronounce: kaw-dashe’

Strong: H6945

Orig: from 6942; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:– sodomite, unclean. H6942

Use: TWOT-1990c Noun Masculine

Grk Strong: G1863 G4203 G4204 G5055

  • male temple prostitute

 

Word: DYCW

Pronounce: ked-ay-shaw’

Strong: H6948

Orig: feminine of 6945; a female devotee (i.e. prostitute):–harlot, whore. H6945

Use: TWOT 1990c Noun Feminine

Grk Strong:

1) female temple prostitute, harlot

(Check out 1 Kings 14:22-24, 15:22, 22:46, and 2 Kings 23:7)

Genesis 19

1 And in the evening there came two [a]Angels to Sodom: and Lot sat at the gate of Sodom, and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face to the ground.2 And he said, See my lords, I pray you turn in now into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go your ways. Who said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night. 3 Then [b]he pressed upon them earnestly (Why do you think Lot bid them to not stay in the streets? He was trying to protect them from what is spoken of in Jasher they raped travelers, starved them, stole from them, and etc. every kind of cruelty you could imagine.), and they turned in to him, and came to his house, and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they [c]did eat.

[They raped their own women and swapped them off several times a year. The sin of Sodom was not homosexuality by any means. There were a great many things these people did against other people.]

Genesis 19:4-11 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he has become a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door. 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 19:11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

These men wanted to forcefully rape the visitors, of Sodom. It would be classified as gay sex, but homosexuals do not go around gang raping visitors. These verses as well as many others do no state that. They where trying to gang rape people (well technically angels which is an abomination). Lot offered them his daughters, because they were human at the very least, as well as in those times, the protection you were to have over the guests of your house was held to a high responsibility. Near Eastern hospitality, to this day, implies a responsibility to protect guests under one’s roof. The fact that Lot was ready to make a huge sacrifice by offering up his virgin daughters to the mob instead of his guests underlines this.

You can check out these verses to get even more of an idea and I’ll post a couple below. (Deut. 29:23, 32:32; Wis. 19:14-17; Isa. 3:9, 13:19; Jer. 23:14, 49:18, 50:40; Lam. 4:6; Ezek. 16:46-48; Amos 4:11; Zeph. 2:9; Matt. 10:15; Luke 17:29; Rom. 9:29)

Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication (They have changed the meanings of the words over the centuries the 17th century meaning of fornication or porneia in English meant idolatry and prostitution, it has been changed.), and going after strange flesh (Idolatry or going after another species of flesh. Sodom was completely ungodly they were cruel people and they tried to rape angels which is the reference to strange flesh non-human flesh (aka not gay)), are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

2 Peter 2 6 and having reduced [the] cities of Sodom and Gomorrha (S&G completely rebelled against God’s will. If someone came into those cities, they would beat them and laugh at them, rob them, chain them in the city square and watch them starve to death, and not to mention going after strange flesh (angels). They raped and did all these things to travelers, the poor, and even to some of their own people. In fact Lot’s daughter got killed by a Sodomite, because she felt compassion for a beggar that they chained up to allow him to starve and die because she fed him. (Jasher 18:11 – 19:53)) to ashes, condemned [them] with an overthrow, setting [them as] an example to those that should [afterwards] live an ungodly life;

Sodom is described as a ‘wicked’ place not a place where homosexual acts are done. In an often ignored part of the story, Lot’s daughters have incest with him by getting him intoxicated, (Gen 19:31), they were said to have done this, to repopulate the country; a similar motif is found in the story of Noah. As in other Biblical narratives, even the heroes end up committing horrendous sins, driven by circumstances. But many ignore the entire context of the story in the rush to justify their own bigotry (ignorance is not bliss).

The sin of the city of Sodom was originally considered to be the violation of the rights of Lot’s guests. Defining the ‘sin of Sodom’ to be male homosexuality was a later interpretation, which was made by medieval Jewish and Christian writers, as a reaction to Pagan acceptance of homosexuality.

There is abundant Haggadah, ancient Jewish folklore, which tells of the cruelty of Sodom to strangers, and their mistreatment of the poor and homeless. Among other stories (i.e. Jasher spoken of earlier), travelers are given gold but not food; when they starve to death, everything is stolen including the gold and the clothes off their backs, and their bodies are left to rot. We talked about Lots’s daughter, but there was also another woman who assisted a poor man and was smeared with honey and left to be stung to death by bees. Some of these stories are suffused with dark comedic twists. A poor man is assaulted and robbed. Eliezar, a servant of Abraham, is hit on the head when he intervenes. A judge rules that he must pay his assailant for medical treatment! (Bleeding was considered a surgical procedure). Eliezar then hits the judge on the head, drawing blood, and tells the judge to pay his fine.

More References: Ginzburg’s Legends of the Jews and Polano’s The Talmud: Selections, for many more stories along the same lines. After reading these, you will want the Lord to rain down fire and brimstone on the cities as well.

There are also numerous Biblical passages warning about mistreating strangers, (with the story of Lot being implied), for instance this one in the NT: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” [Heb. 13:2]

Between the original concept of a violation of the law of hospitality and the medieval focus on a particular sexual act, there is an intermediate stage where Sodom was criticized for other reasons entirely. Where Sodom is mentioned in later books of the Tanach and in the New Testament, it is used as an example of a city, which was corrupted by luxury, lacking in values such as charity and humility. Nowhere is this made clearer than in Ezekiel 16:49-50, where Ezekiel, speaking for ‘the Lord God’, enumerates the sins of Sodom:

Ezekiel 16:49 – 50
[This is several different translations all together as I have added the different terms in parenthesis. Notice not one mentions homosexuality.] Behold, this was the iniquity (guilt/sin) of you sister Sodom; pride (arrogance), fullness of bread (excess of food), and prosperous ease (abundance of idleness) was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen (aid) the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

Jasher 18:11-19:53

http://www.scriptural-truth.com/PDF_Apocrypha/Jasher.pdf

You can find this here as this is a lot to read, so you will need to research this on your own.

I wanted to give two references from the accepted Canon to Jasher, as there are many people out there that refuse to read the books that are not considered accepted Canon, but remember also, it was the Pharisees that removed them.

“Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?”–Joshua, x. 13.

“Behold it is written in the Book of Jasher.”–II Samuel, i. 18

Note that in this context ‘abomination’ means human sacrifice and idol worship not homosexuality. The primary sin of Sodom, by this account, was that their society was materialistic, greedy, and uncharitable. Social and economic justice is a thread that runs through the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament alike, and it is not difficult to extrapolate this to modern struggles for equality, such as those of LGBT people. “When government and religious institutions and their leaders perpetuate oppression, it would not be farfetched to say that they are committing the actual sin of Sodom.” ~John Hare

Leviticus

The book of Leviticus was likely composed during the Babylonian exile, from 550 to 500 BC. Leviticus speaks about ritual purity and proscribed behavior. It is traditionally attributed to Moses and it is part of the Pentateuch (Pen-ta-toock) which is the first five books of the Bible.

Wellhausen, in his Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel, presented evidence that there were four separate authors of the Tanach (Old Testament). The Levitical laws were added to the text of the Bible at a very late date, by an author high in the religious hierarchy, a priest (hence the ‘P’) which is why the modern scholars believe P was the writer of Leviticus. These are the legalisms that Jesus is constantly deprecating in the New Testament, and the Talmudic Rabbis are always picking apart. Given the force of divine law by fiat, they ruled every aspect of daily life. Once the ancient Jewish ritual complex was destroyed, many of these laws simply became impossible to follow. Others were fossilized prohibitions from the time when Jews were striving to preserve their cultural identity in a sea of paganism.

Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13 are the two Bible verses which are most often cited as support for scriptural condemnation of homosexuality as an Old Testament Commandment, but it is in the context of idolatrous male homosexual acts in worship to Molech as temple prostitutes used for worshiping the false god. Idolatrous sex of any form is condemned, and it is possible the early church fathers thought that anal sex was considered the same. This does not mean that two men cannot have a close relationship like David and Jonathan did.

Now, this could be referring to the common homosexual activity of men having sex with other men yet, there is some odd wording surrounding the passage in chapter 18 & 20, making it appear potentially to be saying men cannot have sex with men in religious related situations. I believe it is likely focused on gay temple prostitution unto Molech, but could also refer to anal sex in general if you reference the early church fathers and possibly Romans 1. Now, some may argue that this passage only applies to that time period, to distance themselves from the culture around them, but God used many of the stories in the Bible as parables for us today, to reach out to us as well so you can’t disregard the old testament you just need to research the times, the history to better understand some things and how they termed them or referred to them. It is very likely that God maybe ok with male same sex platonic relationships, but we cannot simply conclude that God is ok with same-sex unions, where the men are having sexually anal active together. I believe men can be potentially born gay due to Jesus comments on “natural born eunuchs” (which I will talk about more below) and the usage of the word in Jesus time. However, I am concerned that anal sex is a sin, because of a few scriptures and some health statistics allude to its harmful nature (See this link below the video: 1.). It should be pointed out; it does not mention women lying with women. Assuming God is logical in his method of writing, we can see in Leviticus 18, that “men lying with beast” and “women lying with beast” are both sins, which indicates his style of talking about men and women individually in this section of scripture.

There is a condemnation of both male and female cross-dressing in Deuteronomy 22:5 as ‘an abomination’. This “law” doesn’t seem viable, as we were not born with clothes and were clothes really ever an issue with God? Even so, no particular punishment is ever specified for do this. The same chapter specifies harsh punishments for other transgressions like death by stoning of non-virgin brides [Deu 22:13-21], likewise both participants in an act of adultery [Deu. 22:22], and some instances of premarital intercourse [Deu. 22:23].

The Jews were in conflict with Pagans who also resided in ancient Palestine. There was a lot of pressure for Jews to adopt various practices of the Pagans, to become just another religion stirred in with all the false religions. So they developed scriptural precepts (words) which prohibited certain specific Pagan beliefs and practices. Pagan religions of the ancient Near East had male priests who, to honor a Goddess figure, mimicked women. You can read The Syrian Goddess to see more about the belief system of those times, I’ll provide a link below. The priests, called Kedeshim in the Tanach, cross-dressed, took on economic and social roles normally associated with females and in some cases they would even castrated themselves. They also engaged in sexual acts as part of their religious ceremonies, which were similar to Tantric practices, again this is idolatrous sexual worship of false gods.

In 1 Kings 14:24 (listed above), it states ‘there were also sodomites in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.’ Abomination here should be translated ‘idolatry.’ Using these mistranslated verses to condemn homosexuality in general is misleading.

The rules against males cross-dressing and having sex with other men were based on opposition to the priesthood. It was generalized to the behavior, and the fact that it was a spiritual act to a false god has seemed to have been, forgotten. Homosexuality in Leviticus was used for hundreds of years as a tool for the persecution of gays, and has been quoted in legal reasoning, debates, and many forms of verbal and physical attacks upon gays even today.

The book of Leviticus contains many harsh commandments and regulations, and much of it does not meet contemporary standards of justice and human rights. Jesus said that the law should consist of two rules, namely love for God and love for one’s neighbor; this is very conflicting against all the Levitical laws.

David and Jonathan

There is a very bold description of a same-sex relationship in the Bible, the story of David and Jonathan, in 1 Samuel 18:1-5, 1 Samuel 19:1-7, 1 Samuel 20:30-42, 2 Samuel 1:25-6. While their bond is not described as sexual, it is difficult to characterize it as purely one of friendship as it states that David’s love for Jonathan surpassed the love of a woman. Their souls are described as ‘knit together’. David and Jonathan ‘made a covenant, because David said he loved Jonathan as his own soul.’ The word covenant is significant, because in the Tanach this word always implies a formal legal agreement. To mark this covenant, Jonathan literally gives David the clothes off of his back, as well as other gifts such as weapons. Jonathan successfully intercedes with Saul to spare David’s life. At their last meeting, 1 Samuel 20:41, they are described as kissing one another and weeping together. David’s lamenting for Jonathan and he states as I said above, that his love for him surpasses the love of women. 2 Samuel 1:18-27 is known as ‘the Bow,’ and it is one of the most beloved passages in the Hebrew Bible.

1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:3-4, 20:41 and 2 Samuel 1:25-26 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 18:2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. 18:3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 18:4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that [was] upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

20: 3And David answered Jonathan, and said, Thy father knows surely that I have found grace in thy sight, and he said, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he refuse his consent: but as the Lord lives and thy soul lives, as I said, the space is filled up between me and death. 4And Jonathan said to David, What does thy soul desire, and what shall I do for thee. 41And when the lad went in, then David arose from the argab, and fell upon his face, and did obeisance to him three times, and they kissed each other, and wept for each other, for a great while. 42And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, and as we have both sworn in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord shall be witness between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever— even so let it be.

2 Samuel 1:25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, even the slain ones upon thy high places! 26I am grieved for thee, my brother Jonathan; thou wast very lovely to me; thy love to me was wonderful beyond the love of women.

Looking at these scriptures at face value, especially 20:41and 2 Samuel 1:26, you would think it’s possible you are reading about two men who are in love. Reading these scriptures I cannot assume they are in a sexual relationship nor can I assume they are not, as we are not given all the details of their relationship. This does not give enough detail to say for certain that they were in an actual relationship, but how many guys can say that their love for another guy surpasses that of a woman?

So, knowing that God said David was a man after His own heart and David being in a relationship in some form with Jonathan, that would cause them to make a covenant together and their love be more than the love either of them shared for a woman, that God does not see two men in love being as sinful. What is still to question is the anal sexual relations between men because of the way the early church fathers spoke of it, the possible disease or health risk from it. Although, much of what is spoken of against it in the Bible and other books surrounding the accepted canon that have been removed to hide the truth of so many things, it seems to be idolatrous or sexually immorality driving descriptions are those of men having sex with men in worship to false gods. Idolatry today seems to have been put on the back burner and other so called sins pulled forward and made as a bold expression using words like homosexuality instead of the actual term that was stated to begin with.

New Testament

The Gospels

In the four Gospels, Jesus is portrayed throughout with a message of love and tolerance. Not once does he condemn homosexuals, demand that they be put to death, yet many of His so called modern followers persecute and cause much strife in the gay community in so many different ways.

Side Note: Growing up in this kind of atmosphere and people telling me I’m going to hell, I’m wrong, I need to be fixed, saying that I’m an abomination and threatening to kill me with a gun in my face was not and is not an easy thing to deal with. I, to this day get ugly looks, get yelled at that God hates gays, that I’m going to hell, that I need to be prayed for (I’ll take all the prayers I can get to help me stay strong in the Lord and be able to withstand all the hate), and many other things. Thing is if people would get to know me they would see and realize that God alone sustains me in so many ways and has since I was young. What I do today is not something that I have just always loved doing; it takes a lot of prayer for God to keep me focused and motivated. I’m not one who likes to read or research, and this has become a huge part of my life because of God, not because of me.

The first thing that pops into my head when people speak or show hate towards me, is what Jesus said in Acts 9 and Acts 22:7-8: 1But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?5And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

When we breathe hate towards others, we are persecuting Jesus Himself according to these verses. Be mindful when you speak hate towards others, as you could very well be persecuting the very one you claim to love.

These things are a profound departure from the rest of the text. For instance, in Matthew 22:37, Jesus is quoted as saying:

22:37 …You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

John 13:34, he is additionally quoted as saying: 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

So Jesus turning around and saying ‘He Hate Gays’ would be a bit out of character. The Byzantine Emperor Constantine, put in place discriminatory laws against homosexuals, and then proceeded to use those laws to blackmail and marginalize rivals. You can read Secret History of Procopius, e.g. Chapter XVI, p. 163.

Gay Marriage in the Bible

The Tanach

Actually this is kind of a trick topic. There is no mention of gay marriage in the Bible except, the account of the ‘covenant’ of David and Jonathan. For the vast majority of Christians and Jews including those that believe in Biblical inerrancy, just because something isn’t mentioned in the Bible doesn’t necessarily mean that it is sinful or forbidden. The Bible is a smorgasbord for those who need just one out-of-context quote to justify their personal views on marriage. Depending on which pinhole you look through, the Bible can be cited as approving or forbidding polygamy, monogamy, divorce, and lifelong celibacy. So it is no wonder that there are quotes that can be manipulated in the same way to condemn gay marriage. This is why I have stated multiple times in my blog that there are many mistranslations of the truth. The devil has had plenty of time to sink his ugly teeth in and lead God’s people astray with all the translations of the Bible today, this should be very apparent. Sadly many people believe that in every instance, God steps in and strikes down those who would try to corrupt it and lead us astray. God warns us many times, that we must overcome the world, He warns us that the devil is the father of lies, we have a warning from Jesus about the scribes and Pharisees with His anger towards them in John 2 (these are the ones who have removed many of the books from the accepted canon), and He warns us that we will be deceived if we are not diligently seeking after Him.

Genesis 2:23-4: 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

This passage has mystical overtones which literalists are apt to completely miss or ignore. It implies that Adam was at one time united with Eve in the same body, and the reason that people seek companionship is because they are searching for their missing half. This is similar to Plato’s theory of the androgyne. Also, both in the Tanach and the NT, marriage is used as a metaphor for the union of the soul with God.

In the Tanach, marriage practices such as bigamy, polygamy, ability to have concubines, arranged and Levitical marriages are described as normal, as in fact they were at the time. All of these types of marriage are today either illegal in most western countries or considered highly unusual, much more so than monogamous same sex unions.

  • In Genesis 16 Sarah, Abraham’s wife, encourages Abraham to impregnate her handmaid, Hagar which is where Ishmael came from. At the time Sari was barren and they did not trust in the promises of God as they should have. Later (Genesis 25) Abraham takes another wife, Keturah, who is described as a concubine.
  • In Genesis 29 Jacob marries the sisters Rachel and Leah, after their father Laban tricks him, Laban was also his maternal uncle. Jacob has two sons by Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid, two sons by Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, then two sons by Leah, and then Rachel bears Joseph.
  • Six wives of David are named in 2 Sam. 3:2.
  • Solomon is said to have seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. However, the Talmud (Tractate Sanhedrin) states that a king may have no more than eighteen wives.

Out of all of these examples, only marrying two sisters is explicitly forbidden in Leviticus 18; but it is permitted to marry a deceased wife’s sister.

The New Testament

In at least one passage in the NT, marriage is defined as monogamous.

Mark 10:2-12) 10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? Tempting him.10:3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 10:11 And he said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her. 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

If you take this at face value, it says that remarriage after divorce is equivalent to adultery. The passage 10:6-9 is just a restatement of the passage from Genesis, leading up to the conclusion ‘let no man put asunder’. In 10:10-12, Jesus explains the concept again, just in case we missed the point the first time around.

1 Timothy 4:1-5: 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Here Paul disapproves of the prohibition of marriage, as well as the practice refraining from meats. This is probably a reference to a Gnostic group; Paul was against the Gnostics, which is likely why he condemned it. A few Gnostics and early Christians were opposed to marriage period, which would include monogamous and heterosexual marriage. Marriage was considered a sin by some of the early Church fathers, and the only way into the kingdom of heaven was to be the lifelong mortification of the flesh. This passage by Paul from the Epistles weighs in against this concept. On the other hand, some Gnostics and early Christians practiced group marriage or what today is termed as polygamy which is also considered to be against the law now days.

The sanctioned form of marriage in Judaism and Christianity has continued to evolve over the centuries. Policies on divorce have varied widely. There was a celebration or observance for same sex unions in one branch of the Eastern Orthodox Church. During the Middle Ages and well into the renaissance, the majority of European marriages were ‘common-law,’ and had no religious sanction: church weddings were far too expensive for most people (still are today). Mormons originally practiced polygamy, although most of them ceased that as a condition for Utah statehood. Today, same sex unions are consecrated in some liberal Jewish and Christian denominations.

Society has changed the definition of marriage widely, and religion has followed by sanctioning it. Some interpret the passages above to imply condemnation of gay marriage, or to justify their prejudices against LGBT people.

1 Corinthians 6:9 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 1:10 nor whoremongers, nor them that defile themselves with mankind, nor men stealers, nor liars, nor perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1 Timothy 1:10 references the term “effeminate” or mal-ak-os’ 3120 means either a male prostitute, or a boy slave used for gay sex, or a male who submits himself to unnatural lewdness. If you take the root meaning of the Greek word it is: “male bedder”. A lot of words in the Greek New Testament are derived from doctrines and scriptures in the Old Testament; it appears to be an illusion to Leviticus 18 and 20.

However, Leviticus 18 and 20 also seem to have some odd wording surrounding them, which brings about some circumstantial evidence that it may be focusing more so on the practice of male temple prostitution (idolatry). So, to me, this one is a little difficult to know if it is referring to all sexually active two men. I believe it is referring to male temple prostitutes and maybe those who enslave men to use for sex. I do not believe it is referring to men who have a love or close friendship with another man, otherwise King David would not have been a servant of God, due to his strong love for Jonathan. We cannot conclude that anyone who is not “straight” is going to Hell.

Eunuchs

Matthew 19:10-12 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with [his] wife, it is not good to marry. 19:11 But he said unto them, All [men] cannot receive this saying, save [they] to whom it is given. 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

Note this scripture; it is said that a “eunuch” that was “born from mother’s womb” is what we would today call a “homosexual”. A eunuch according to the Greek is one who abstains from marriage, or one who is castrated, or one who serves to protect women in harems, etc. And the one definition from the Greek that homosexuals are referring to is “1c) one naturally incapacitated”. So the debate would be, are they born without penis/testicles, or is it referring to them born naturally disposed to not want women (hence wanting men). It could mean a man who just doesn’t want to get married to a woman or a celibate man who has love for a man. It is though very possible they were what is now termed gay, as most eunuchs in Jesus’ time were gay, as can be seen in the usage of the word in various other Greek writings of that time. You would assume then, if they do not want to marry a woman, they would want a man, which may or may not be the case. I guess, the point is, you can’t assume gay male anal sex (as stated above) is ok because of this passage, but we can say that Jesus is saying some are born gay. So, it is likely Jesus was referring to gay men when he spoke of naturally born eunuchs. The problem is there just isn’t a lot of data in the Bible to make strong declarations either way other than the lack of stating any bold facts as God does with so many other things. Again, just because something isn’t mentioned in the Bible doesn’t necessarily mean that it is sinful or forbidden.

References:

Deuteronomy 23:17 – http://www.godrules.net/para/deu/paralleldeu23-17.htm

Testament of Naphtali – http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe287.htm

Meaning of Eunuch – http://www.well.com/user/aquarius/thesis.htm The Syrian Goddesshttp://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/luc/tsg/index.htm

 

Great Awakening of God’s People

There is coming a great awakening of God’s people, where do you stand today?  If you have not been, now is the time to be vigilent about where you stand and who you stand for.

We (humanity) are a people with a King, a King that is also the Creator, a King that is also the Father, and a King that is God. We as humanity give more respect and honor to those that are considered kings on earth. We are a people that need to be humbled by our Father, for those whom the Lord loves, He chastens. We listen to men instead of the Holy Spirit; it is not men that will lead us to God and the truth, but she that is Wisdom, she that God gave us for comfort and truth. Humanity looks to itself for answers, we don’t look to God, and we have forgotten our first love. We were told this would happen, that people would put religion before God and it has happened.

When God speaks in Revelation regarding the churches, those are not only actual churches of that time, but also parabolic examples of the church ages/denominations and there will be a great awakening of God’s people before Christ’s return, the Church of Philadelphia will rise again.

The Church of Thyatira and Pergamum are massive today, and are all across the world. These two seem to be uniting as one now days, and when the antichrist rises, it will be from among them. They portray themselves as the Mother Churches, but they are (Rev 2:20) “Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” (Rev 2:14). “…some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.” These two may do many good deeds, but it is all for show to cover up the truth of who and what they really are, which is the synagogue of Satan or even at the throne room of Satan according to Revelation 2. They lead God’s people to think they are great and mighty but they are deceptive in all their ways with signs, symbols, and idols of stone rampant through their halls and rooms.

There will also be a people that will not turn to God in these times, they will be on the fence, and they will be as the Laodicean Church and Jesus will “spew them from His mouth. “ They are set in their ways and unwilling to change even when God makes the bold statement to do so, they are comfortable where they are and will stay there because they believe in a false truth they have been told all their lives.

I pray that God keep me, mold me, and continue to help me grow and be of the church of Philadelphia. I pray that He continually make my path His own and to be of and about the truth of Him and not of this world. I pray the same for all those that read this, may God bless you with the truth according to Him and not this world. I pray that if your eyes have been closed to the Spiritual, that God would open them and allow you to see beyond this world.

Upon this Rock I will Build My Church

Matthew 16:13-20

13Now when Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the son of man, am? 14 And they said, Some say, John Baptist: and some, Elijah: and others, Jeremiah, or one of the Prophets.15 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 Then Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art that Christ, the son of the living God.17 And Jesus answered, and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon, the son of Jonah: for [e]flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church: and the gates of hell shall not overcome it. 19 And I will give unto thee the [j]keys of the Kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus that Christ.

How do you read these verses? What do you think Jesus meant by “upon this rock I will build my church?”

What Jesus was saying here, is Peter pointed out that He is the Christ, and that God revealed this to him. This is what the Church should be built on, not anything else. No other man made terms, conditions, or religions but that Jesus is the Christ. That is the central point of what and who we should be as the body of Christ. This truth has been contorted for 2000 years as the devil has done everything he can to lead God’s people away from Him, and he has done his work well, because people have followed along and they are so stuck in their ways, sadly, so many are unwilling to change when God calls them to do so.  Which is why so many do not read/listen to all the words of God, but only those termed by man as accepted Cannon.

The Epistle of Paul to Titus

Titus 1

1 Paul a servant of God, and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth, which is according unto godliness.

Paul writes to us in parables and codes. He speaks to those in his day and age, but he is also speaking across time to the elect at the end of time. He is speaking to people who go from the level of the flesh or what men say, to the spiritual level meaning. This is patterned after what Jesus said in the gospels when he asked, “Who do men say that I am, and then he asks Simon Bar Jonah (Peter) who do you say that I am? And he said, you are the Christ” (Mark 8:27-29, Luke 9:18-20, Matthew 16:13-20). The name given to “Jesus” at birth corresponds to the fleshly manifestation of Him on this earth, but the Christ corresponds to His Spiritual manifestation of Him on the earth. When men study the scriptures and try to scrutinize the meaning of scriptures, and they don’t understand the paradigm of Paul speaking across time or the paradigm, of Paul being a living parable of his own word. 2 Peter 3 it says that unlearned men will wrestle with the wisdom that is given to Paul to their own destruction. It’s speaking of the destruction of the 2000 year age of what men say. If you are subject to the fleshly level of interpretation, you are a slave to that fleshly level. The people didn’t understand that Jesus wasn’t some reincarnated version of Jeremiah or Elijah or John the Baptist or another prophet. When Peter says You are the Chist, Christ as being revealed by the Father, which is why Jesus said on this rock (Christ/what is revealed by the Father) I shall build my church and Jesus is revealed by men. Falling from grace is going from Christ to Jesus. When you go from Jesus to Christ, you have gone from what men say to what God has revealed to you.

2 Unto the hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, hath promised before the world began: 3 But hath made his word (Jesus) manifest in due time (God’s time) through the preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior: 4 [j]To Titus my natural son according to the common faith, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Paul is committed to manifest the word through preaching. The manifestation of the Word is the hope of eternal life.

5 [l]For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou should continue to redress the things that remain, and should ordain Elders in every city as I appointed thee.

He sent them to Crete to establish churches, but actually this would not be limited to Crete, but the whole world. He should set in order things that are wanting, the knowledge that the physical level also contains a spiritual significant as well. What men are to believe, following the fleshly teachings of denominations or theologies of what they have been taught being subject to the fleshly teaching. The flesh is there to point to the spiritual, but not everyone sees the spiritual, they follow the teachings of men.

6 If any be unreproveable (blameless), the husband of one wife, having faithful children, which are not slandered of riot, neither are disobedient.

Those that were blameless would be cast out of the church or martyred by those like Diatrophes who wouldn’t even let the apostles of John into the church. Christ is the husband and the church is the bride. He is not speaking just in literal terms here, but parabolic terms as well.

Ephesians 5:25-30
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as (analogy) Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for it,26 That he might sanctify it, and cleanse it by the washing of water through the word,27 That he might make it unto himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blame. 28 So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies: he that loves his wife, loves himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourished and cherishes it, even as (analogy) the Lord doth the Church. 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 1 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great secret, but I speak concerning Christ, and concerning the Church. 33 Therefore everyone of you, do ye so: let everyone love his wife, even as himself, and let the wife see that she reverence her husband.

The church is the body of Christ, and he that loves his wife loves himself. The church leaders are to take care of the members of the church love them and care for them as Christ would. If the church leadership (husband) is faithful to the truth, they are going to take all the scripture and love their members and give this faithful teaching to the wife or church members in a faithful manner. The members (wife) if they receive that in the faith that bears the elect (children).

7 For a Bishop must be unreproveable (blameless), as God’s steward, not forward (self-willed), not angry, not given to wine, no striker (violent), not given to filthy lucre,

He can’t be guilty of subverting the mystery. They are stewards of God’s Word (someone who looks after another’s things), they look after the things of God. Wine in the physical sense is not prohibited, but what does he mean in the metaphysical sense Rev. 17:1&2 the nations drink the wine of the fornication of the great whore of Babylon. Spiritual fornication, friendship with the world is enmity with God (in James). So it basically means not given into the world, money, religion, or material things.

8 But harberous, one that loveth goodness, wise, righteous, holy, temperate,

Things are in contrast with the wicked church that is in bed with the world basically.

9 Holding fast that faithful word according to doctrine (truth), that he also may be able to exhort with wholesome doctrine, and convince them that say against it.

To those who believe they are sincere and pure they look upon this mystery as a revelation and something to embrace. They have done so they are able to convince those that contradict the truth or declare things falsely because there is nothing they can say, because it is not according to godliness.

10 [t]For there are many disobedient and vain talkers and deceivers of minds, chiefly they of the [u]Circumcision,

Vain talkers speak on the level of the flesh, they want to rule over people and force them to obey the commandments of man.

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, which subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

They are false teachers and false prophets, in the church (whole houses/denominations), they indulge themselves in their own thinking, and are out for money. There are lots of prosperity preachers now days and they flaunt their money like it’s a gift from God. They are not out to be good stewards of God’s Word, but to gain financially and they will preach according to their will and wants and not God’s. They go where the numbers are they have massive congregations and they tickle the ears of those they preach to with lies and subtle deceit to gain things for themselves. They are self focused and not God focused, they will lead people away from God and those they teach will focus on things of this world and themselves.

12 [v]One of themselves, even one of their own Prophets said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.13 This witness is true: wherefore convince them [w]sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

He is quoting a prophet that is not after the Judeo Christian teaching. He agrees with them. The Cretans represent the whole world, the whole world is always lying, and they can’t be sound in the faith. This is why there are so many translations of the Bible and books excluded from the Bible. There are so many different denominations that claim they are Christian but they all fall under laws and rules of man. They fail to read the books provided for us and only read those they are told to read, by the scribes and Pharisee’s of old, the ones that Jesus got furious with. You then can say they trust man (flesh) and do not trust God (The Spirit) to lead them forward through the darkness with little light that they might be deceived as they advance forward.

14 And not taking heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men that turn away from the truth.

He speaks of the teachings of men and their commandments, they take you from the Christ level meaning to the Jesus level meaning, from the spiritual to the fleshly meaning of things. He is warning us again here of the deceit that is within this world. They seem as standard or true, they are taught as truth and commandments, but they are not. We have to be diligent when seeking after God.

15 [x]Unto the pure are all things pure, but unto them that are defiled, and unbelieving, is nothing pure, but even their [y]minds and consciences are defiled.

The pure are those that have a sincere respect for the Word and know that all things reflect a higher understanding than that of man’s teachings. They understand that Jesus showed virtue and discipline. Unbelief is the sin we are all born with, we have to get to know God again, since we were separated from Him when the fall of man happened at the beginning. To those that are unbelieving nothing is pure, because it can’t be pure because it’s tainted with unbelief, their mind and consciences is defiled, they are giving heed to commandments of men. These people have strayed from the truth, and will follow the ways of the flesh, the doctrines of demons, and religions of man, because they are unbelieving.

16 They profess that they know God, but by works they deny him, and are abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate (depraved/shameless).

Their works are reprobate, because they don’t believe God, and they are not pure. They do not teach sound doctrine, they don’t have what it takes to be faithful stewards. They do go works expecting things in return and they do them to say oh look at me and the kindness I’ve done, they do not do it out of humble Godly love for others. Just as God said they have received their reward already.

Matthew 6 :2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (Matthew 6:5,16)

Titus 2

1 But [a]speak thou the things which become wholesome doctrine,

Jewish fables and commandments of men are not sound doctrine. The scribes and the Pharisees do not teach sound doctrine. They taught lies and removed books to make better the way for themselves. This is shown in the council of the Council of Jamnia about 90 AD, which was a council that was dominated by Pharisees – a sect which Jesus Christ did not particularly care for. The Laodicea’s tried to remove the book of Revelations with the book of Enoch because the book spoke negatively towards them.

2 [b]That the elder men be watchful, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in love, and in patience: 3 The elder women likewise, that they be in such behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not subject to much wine, but teachers of honest things.

Men and women, as stated above, the husband represent church leadership and the women represent the members. The aged men were from the beginning, they were the men 2000 years old, at least to us today. We are looking at ancient church leaderships that were established by authentic leadership by Paul and other apostles. They established the church with authentic teaching, the Christ (spiritual) and the Jesus (fleshly) teaching, the two edged sword.

4 That they may instruct the young women to be sober minded, that they love their husbands, that they love their children,

They need to be sober (the women, the church), because they need to not be drinking of the wine (false religion) of the whore of Babylon/this world/this age. They should not over indulge in things. They should be sound in faith. This is a very serious matter. They should maintain the teaching of the Christ level meaning couched in the physical meaning in love and in patience.

5 That they be temperate, chaste, [c]keeping at home (church of God), good and subject unto their husbands (leadership), that the word of God be not evil spoken of.6 Exhort young men likewise, that they be sober minded.7 [d]In all things show thyself an example of good works with uncorrupt doctrine, with [e]gravity, integrity,8 And with the wholesome Word, which cannot be condemned, that he which withstands, may be ashamed, having nothing concerning you to speak evil of.

There were people that were the betrayers that accused people falsely, like Diotrephes, Hymenaeus, Nicolaitains, and Alexander. If the leadership is faithful to the mystery, the truth, the Word of God wouldn’t be blasphemed. The blasphemy of God’s word is to question His word and not believe call God a liar. These people are defiled and unbelieving. They need to return to the state of the early church, which Paul had set in order. He is saying to hold fast to the faithful word that you have been taught by Paul through Titus. They should have no evil thing to say about you believing in the things that Paul, Jude and Peter taught. If you have sound speech, they will have no evil thing to say over you.

9 [f]Let servants be subject to their masters, and please them in all [g]things, not answering again,

To be subject to religion, man’s teachings and commands, not God’s. You don’t want to answer your master and say we don’t agree with you, we are going to start another denomination. We don’t need to make things more confusing than it has to be, it’s already bad enough, and being in a state of rebellion is not good for the church.

10 Neither pickers (stealing), but that they show all good faithfulness, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

They are sort of an adornment because when God saves them through Jesus Christ, then they adorn the Word of God.

11 [h]For that grace of God, that bringeth salvation unto all men, hath appeared,12 And teaches us, that we should deny ungodliness and [i]worldly lusts, and that we should live soberly and righteously, and godly in this present world,

It’s ungodly to call God a liar, it is following after worldly lust to chase after filthy lucre (money), and to be drunk (spiritually) with the wine of the fornication of the whore of Babylon. To live righteously, the contrast would be not embodying virtue and embodying God’s command.

13 [j]Looking for that blessed hope, and appearing of that glory of that mighty God, and of our Savior Jesus Christ.

The truth of who God is.

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purge us to be a [k]peculiar people unto himself, zealous of good works.

This is a future event, that he will redeem us from iniquity, whom He will purge or purify unto Himself a people at the end of time. Good works which are to follow.

15 These things speak, and exhort, and convince with all [l]authority. See that no man despise thee.

If you are letting someone despise you, you are letting down the truth; they can’t form a decent argument with the same level of meaning, against the truth. Don’t let them walk all over you, you are in a position of strength and they are a position of weakness. They really can’t say anything bad against you, because it’s the truth which you speak.

Titus 3

1 Put [a]them in remembrance that they be subject to the principalities and powers, and that they be obedient, and ready to every good work.

In Paul’s days the principalities were according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledging of the truth after Godliness.

2 That they speak evil of no man, that they be no fighters, but soft, showing all meekness unto all men.

Do not be argumentative, do not seek to cause division amongst the church, be gentle and show meekness to all people. People hate the church, because of the pointing fingers, and judging. All the condemning street preachers and prosperity preachers alike, churches like the westburo baptist, and God hates or you will burn in hell signs. None of that in and of itself sounds humble or meek to me.

3 [b] For we ourselves also were in times past unwise, disobedient, deceived, serving the lusts and divers pleasures, living in maliciousness and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

He is talking about the body of Christ here, we have all been this way, but we have to be the opposite. Paul was like this, he killed and cursed against the Christians of his day.

4 But when that bountifulness (kindness) and that love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

God shows kindness and love towards man, and that’s what we are called to do also.

5 Not by the works of [c]righteousness, which we had done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of the new birth, and the renewing of the [d]holy Ghost,

Do not boast of your righteousness, because it is not your own, it is Christ’s and by His mercy alone, we are saved. Again here, we see the heavenly is couched in the fleshly with the new birth, we are born spiritually where we are able to connect with God’s Holy Spirit.

6 Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Again, going from Jesus to the Christ, flesh to spiritual.

7 That we, being justified by his grace, should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 [e] This is a true saying, and these things I will thou should affirm, that they which have believed God, might be careful to show forth [f]good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. 9 But stay foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and brawling about the Law: for they are unprofitable and vain.

The foolish questions are not profitable to men. These things don’t contain our Salvation. the revelation of Jesus, who He is, is where Hope lives. If you are an unbeliever, you cannot be as the elect are.

10 [g]Reject him that is an heretic, after once or twice admonition,

Those who ask foolish questions are heretics according to this. They are seeking after things that do not matter and do not focus on the first love Jesus Christ.

11 Knowing that he that is such, is perverted, and sins, being damned of his own self.

2 Peter 3 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you, 16as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things. Therein are some things hard to understand, which those who are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Misunderstanding the scriptures brings about ones destruction. You wrestle with Paul and the other apostles and go down to what men say instead of what is meant by God through His apostles. Which again, is arguing over or questioning things that don’t matter to divert from facing the truth.

12 [h]When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me unto Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter. 13 Bring Zenas the expounder of the Law, and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they lack nothing. 14 And let ours also learn to show forth good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

This is all coming together to meet with Paul to understand him to have him in our presence. The good works that are for necessary use learning to do that which leads to fruitfulness.

15 All that are with me, salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)

(7th) Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)

[14] To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler (beginning) of God’s creation.

[15] I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

[16] So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spue (spit) you out of my mouth.

[17] Because you say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth (increased with goods) and have need of nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

[18] I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

[19] As many as I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

[20] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

[21] To him that overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.

[22] He that has an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Laodicea Notes:
Note that these people are the ones that tried to get book of Revelation removed from the accepted biblical canon and they did get the book of Enoch removed at the counsel of Nicea.

Even though these people make Jesus sick to where He would spew them out of His mouth, they are like a sickness to Him, He still loves them. What an amazing loving God we serve!! These people know that He is the truth and of that truth, but they don’t care, they are neither hot nor cold. Complacency and apathy are the biggest hindrances of people getting to the truth of God. These things make people ineffective completely for the kingdom of God. Even though people are indifferent towards God and the truth, He still loves them and still goes the extra mile to reach out to them. These people are increased with goods and self satisfied so to speak. These people will not be wealthy or increased with goods any longer, because there will be a lack of trust in these Christians, and will not be seen as Christians any longer, because the truth of them will be known.

He is calling for them to be spiritually purified through the washing of the water of the Word. As stated anoint your eyes with eye salve, which is the Word of God. These people mistake their earthly riches for their spiritual riches, and their earthly riches are worthless. He is chasing them and wants them to repent and be zealous, to again overcome!