Monday, August 25, 2014

Mark of the Beast

UPDATES
What follows is a thread I was sent, apparently from Facebook, in which "Jehovah's Witnesses" respond to a question posed. 
If anyone doubts the fulfillment of Rev.13:8,7,11,14,15,16 among "Jehovah's Witnesses"; 
evidence of it's fulfillment is now clearly manifested.


"Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?" (Rom.6:16)

"YOU were bought with a price; stop becoming slaves of men.” (1Cor.7:23)

"If I were yet pleasing men, I would not be Christ’s slave." (Gal.1:10)

"They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen." (Rom.1:25)

Who directs the thinking and actions of "Jehovah's Witnesses"?
The scriptures? (2Tim.3:16,17; Matt.4:4,10; Isa.42:8)
Or, men? (Matt.15:8,9)
We must be slaves to God and Christ alone.
(Matt.4:10; 2Cor.5:15; Col.3:24; Rev.14:1)
If we obey men separately from scripture, we have become slaves of men (Rom.6:16). We cannot slave for two masters.
The "Watchtower" Organization, simply put,  is  not  God. (Isa.42:8)
What scripture demands the taking of a pill because men compel you to?

We are told in Revelation's prophecy, that a false prophet and it's Gentile Beast compel all the "earth", to follow their demonic deceptions (Rev.13:8,11,12,14; 19:20; 16:13,14). They gain the subjection, even of the Holy Ones
(Rev.13:7,10; 11:2; Dan.8:12; 11:31; Matt.24:15,16; 2Thess.2:4,10,11,12).
Part of what is demanded by the false prophet and the Gentile Wild Beast under it's command, is that of a compulsive branding upon one's forehead and hand (Rev.13:16).
What does this symbolism mean?

God himself tells us what this symbolism means, within His Word
(Gen.40:8; 2Pet.1:20,21).
He also commands us, that He is the only one who may brand us with these symbols.
Please read Deut.6:8,6
"Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts."

To follow God's commands from the heart, is symbolically expressed as having His commands branded on your hand (deeds/actions/works) and forehead (thinking/decisions/choices/beliefs/will).
Obedience to the scriptures and God's commands within them, mark us as slaves to God (Rev.14:1; 7:3; 22:4). That makes us people who belong to God (Jer.31:33; 1Pet.2:10,9). Those commands set us free, from enslavement to men (John8:32; 1Cor.7:22; Gal.5:1)
(2Cor.11:2,3,5,13,20,12; Isa.2:22; Ps.146:3; Isa.43:11; Hosea13:4; Matt.10:28).



What is the mark on those who worship the Beast? (Rev.13:16,17)
It is the name of the Beast
      ("blasphemous names" against God and his Holy Ones Rev.13:1,5,6.
       To take the title "Jehovah's Witnesses", is blasphemy against both.
       God's witnesses are chosen by Himself -Isa.43:10,21; 1Pet.2:9)
or, the number of it's name (Rev.13:17,18)
The "number of it's name", indicates that the number quantifies it's name.
That number is 666, and expresses the symbolic value of the blasphemous name.
(pearl-666.blogspot.com)

"Twelve" represents truth, by means of "two witnesses" (John6:70; Gal.1:1; Acts9:15; John15:16) (Rev.21:14; Eph.2:20; Heb.11:10; Rev.7:4-8) (John8:17; Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:3,11,12,13,14)
"Six" is half of "twelve", or, one witness.
The symbol of one witness, is not considered truth
(Deut.17:6b; 19:15; John7:18; 5:31; 8:13,14,18; Num.35:30).
In fact, these three 6's, are demonic deceptive expressions
(Rev.16:13,14,15; 13:11; 2Thess.2:9; 2Tim.3:13).
Those marked on the forehead and hand by 666, are slaves of demonic lies
(Isa.44:20; Rom.1:21,25; 2Thess.2:11; Isa.28:15; Rev.14:9,10).
Satanic lies have come to direct their thinking and actions,
replacing the commands of God upon their hearts.
These can no longer belong to God (Jer.31:33).
They now belong to Satan, the "Destroyer"
(Isa.33:1; Rev.9:11; John8:44; 10:10; Ps.12:2; 144:8; Jer.9:4,8; 12:6; Mark13:12,13; 2Thess.2:9,10,11,12; 2Tim.3:13; 2Cor.11:13; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15; 12:15,16).
(Earth-swallows-satans-river)

How evident the fulfillment of this prophecy has become!
Such is demonstrated by the excerpt of the thread above.

The harvest of the earth and it's vine, is ripe!
["earth"-- Matt.13:30; Rev.14:15,16]
["vine"-- Rev.14:17,18,19; Joel3:13,14; Deut.32:32,33; Jer.23:14; Isa.13:19; Rev.14:8; 19:15; Isa.63:1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10
(no one to help Christ at first --Isa.63:5; Dan.8:11,12,24,25; 11:22,31,33,35,36; Rev.13:7; 11:2; 2Thess.2:4)
(until he sends his "angel"/herald --Isa.63:9 >Rev.1:1; John14:16,26; 16:7,8,13,14; Zech.4:9,13,14; Isa.41:27; Matt.25:5,6)]
This is all a result of Satan's counterfeit "vine"...
not the genuine one (John15:4,5,8).
(pearl-winepress.blogspot.com)
         [The sealed ones are not harmed by these Satanic deceptions 
           through the Harlot's "wine". 
          (Deut.32:33; Isa.11:8,9 >(Luke18:16); Luke10:19; 
            Rev.20:6; 17:14; Rev.3:10,11; 12:17)]

If you have any loved ones who are still enslaved and captive (Rev.13:10);
do not hesitate to give them warning!
(Eze.3:18; 33:6,9; Eph.4:25; Ps.15:1,2; 26:4; Rev.14:6,7,8; 18:4; 2Cor.6:17)
(Mark8:35; 1Cor.9:16; Rev.4:11; 14:6,7,8,9,10)



(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/mark-of-beast.html)

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

"DeathStroke"

Additions to this post were made

Addition to "Head Wound Comment"
as follows:

"What is this "head" that receives what appears to be a lethal wound, that seems so miraculously healed, that hoards are moved to follow it with admiration (Rev.13:3)? The heads are interpreted for us, at Rev.17:9,10,11. Briefly...the seven heads are seven kings that are ruling "heads" to the Beast Organization. These are separate from the "ten kings" who are merely "horns" of power, but do not rule (Rev.17:12,3).

One of these ruling heads, seems to be destroyed, but is restored.
If the last Beast truly is the WT, then we could expect that one of it's body of rulers/steward (a "head"), experienced a lethal blow, only to be restored, and that this restoration caused followers of the Beast to place their confidence in it.
If you would like to read the historical account of this happening to a ruling head of the WT, you can read it in the Organization's own literature. See the "Revelation Climax" book, on pages 167-170 (read par.19,21,23,24)(See their illustration on the top of page 167), where the Watchtower falsely claims that the death-like blow to it's leaders, was the fulfillment of the death of the two witnesses of Rev.11:3,7. In truth, this blow to the ruling leaders of that period, was in actuality, the death-stroke to one of it's (The Watchtower- beast) "heads".

Truly, "J.W.'s" "follow the Beast with admiration", partly because of this seeming miraculous "resurrection" of the ruling headship of that period. Such a rescue from impotence, gave that administration the appearance of divine backing and approval. This gave the Beast an air of invincibility (Rev.13:4). So much of the "Watchtower's" claim of divine approval and standing today (appointed as the faithful slave over all Christ's belongings), rests upon the premise that
Christ approved of the spiritual "food" they were serving back then, as being truth;
and that this supposed "resurrection" and divine healing of their "death blow",
are confirmation of that approval and status, of being selected as the "faithful and discreet slave" in 1918-19, when their "death-stroke" was healed.

Since "The Finished Mystery" was the food being served back then; How could it be the basis for appointment as "faithful slave", according to their claim?
[For a description of what that book contained: ("Finished Mystery" comments)]
How could they have truly been the fulfillment of the "two witnesses" while teaching error? (Rev.11:3). Jesus does not cause his slaves to preach deceiving error and lying doctrine.
The claim to being the "two witnesses" and the "faithful slave" (Matt.24:5) is false, regarding the WT leaders of 1914-1919. Their "deathblow" then, is not the fulfillment of Rev.11:7, but is the fulfillment of Rev.13:3,14.

The events that befell that governing body of the past, were of Satanic design...a fabrication...a counterfeit fulfillment of prophecy (Rev.11:7,11,12)...aimed at accomplishing just what we see it has accomplished...a seeming divine endorsement of Satan's Wild Beast and it's leadership of false prophets. Satan preempted the genuine death of the two witnesses, with this fabricated counterfeit.
(pearl-anillustration.blogspot.com)
The authentic death of the "two witnesses", would be at the hands of this same false prophet
and it's Wild Beast/counterfeit priesthood/counterfeit Mt.Zion.
By Satanic distraction and deception, the genuine deaths of the "two witnesses" to later follow, would be viewed just as prophesied...
punishment due for apostasy
(Rev.11:9; Hosea1:10; Rom.9:26,27; Isa.66:5; John16:2; Mark13:13; Rev.11:8,9,10).
It has come to pass...just as God Himself foretold...and just as Christ has revealed to us, for our protection (Rev.1:1,3; 22:6,7,10,11,12)."

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Monday, August 18, 2014

UPDATE

Only a few changes to the following, but they are important...

"Some anointed will return after the downfall of the governing body/Harlot....not realizing the full and accurate interpretation of Revelation's identities.
Many interpret the "man of lawlessness" as being the GB (spiritual Jews/priests/called ones/from the "earth" -Rev.13:11,14; 19:20; 8:10,11), not realizing that the "man of lawlessness", consists of spiritual Gentiles (non-anointed) and is the first wild beast from the "sea" (Rev.13:18,1,7; 11:2).
(pearl-666.blogspot.com)
There is no reforming the Organizational Idol(/Beast's Image) even after the harlot is thrown off. It's very concept is an abomination in God's face (Isa.42:8).
(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)
For those invited who do not perceive this "disgusting thing"
              ("Gentiles" ruling over God's true Temple 
               -2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15,16; 1Cor.3:16; Rev.13:7; 11:2) 
accurately, and so, return to it (Luke21:21);
the role of "ten kings" who rule with the beast (beast-eighth king) during the final hour (2Thess.2:3; Rev.17:11,12), is the prophetic position reserved for them (Rev.17:11,12; 3:17; 1Cor.4:8).
These ten horns will also be condemned, along with the Beast, for their not realizing that God is the strength and hope for the faithful (Heb.13:14,13; Phil.3:20);
Not an army of spiritual Gentiles ("elders" and "overseers"), who make up the "image" of a counterfeit "spirit-directed" Idol, that stands in defiance of God's Will and true "organization"...the administration of Holy Ones, the True Temple and abiding place of His Holy Spirit, and the Body of Christ.
(Rev.13:14,15; Zech.4:7; Rev.8:8) (Eph.1:4,5,9,10,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21,22,23; Eph.2:20,21,22; 1Cor.3:16; 12:11,12,14,18,27,28)
The genuine and faithful ambassadors of that Temple,
are now being trampled by the blasphemous counterfeit.
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/jehovahs-genuine-mountain.html)"

That was a quote from http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/07/hide-or-herald.html

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Update

Enhancements to:
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/01/spiritual-virginity-what-is-it.html

Here is a link I enjoy very much.
It is the book of Revelation, read and dramatized.
You can listen to the whole scroll, in a short time, even while going about the house.
https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Rev.1

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Swine" / "Feet" / "dust" / Repentance

Additions

QUESTIONS RECEIVED:
Hi Pearl, we have always wondered about when Jesus allowed the demons to come out of the Israelite and into the heard of swine and allowed the demons to drown them in the sea (because we’re animal lovers  it seemed a bit harsh of Jesus to allow this, so we thought he must have had a good reason).
Is this a symbolic drama?
You said in one of your articles that swine represent those who will greedily swallow any putrid spiritual food. Could this symbolize what happens when spiritual Israelites have been fully tested, maybe then the demons are no longer allowed access to them so they turn their attention to the swine and cause them to throw themselves into the symbolic sea.
I was thinking of this in connection with what you said a couple of answers back (see footnote). It’s possible that those who aren’t taking in the correct spiritual food will be fooled into going back to the org when it tries to reform itself after removing the harlot?
I don’t know if my reasoning makes sense, it’s just a thought. I’m still new to looking at the bible without the WT lens.
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My Reply:

Jesus used swine as a consistent symbol of those who do not appreciate holiness, and as a result, like dogs, eat anything.
Wild "Swine" and "Dogs" ("thorns"), are considered so hopeless and vicious, that we are not even to offer them life (Matt.7:6; Jer.4:3; Micah7:4; 2Cor.12:7; Eze.28:24). They lack the perception and discretion to value what is holy (Prov.11:22), just as we see the elders display today...when they trample the scriptures we offer in favor of scripted lying doctrines...and tout their authority, as they menace those chosen by God with their threats. (Daniel 8:12; Matt.25:40; Rom.8:33)
 I would like to briefly refer to a scripture which speaks of swine, to mention what it helps us to see.
It is Lev.11:7:
"And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you."

The action of dividing and splitting apart, means to expose what is hidden...to bring out and lay bare the hidden truth about what something contains, either good, or bad. It can expose guilt, or glory.
The foot (and the path it takes) represents our will, our goals, the record we have made with God, and the moral code we choose to live by. "Feet of copper" represents a clean path (Rev.1:15).
Copper keeps water, aseptic (free of the signs of stagnation). This is why copper was used to hold the water in God's Temple (1Kings7:23,25,38,45; Jer.52:17).
The pig (and other animals) were considered unclean in God's Mosaic Law, because either their foot was not "cloven"/split;
or because it did not chew the cud (Lev.11:7) A single, unsplit hoof, would be a concealed path. Perhaps the swine was still unclean, because when the split is inspected, guilt and uncleanness in one's path is exposed.
If the cloven foot of a swine were inspected, what would be found? Only dirt, dust, filth, and manure.
Such would go with them, wherever they went.

The pig also did not "chew the cud" (regurgitated grass). "Green grass" is a gift of God, to sustain all life. When I think of the life that results from truth, it seems to be represented by the color green.

image   Rev.4:3; Ps.36:9

Green grass contains that color. We know it contains a miraculous substance called chloropyl. This green substance converts light into food...a universal food. "Green" can be thought of as the source of life...

"And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so." (Gen.1:30)

We can be assured that green grass has symbolic meaning, due to it's mention in Revelation (Rev.7:3; 8:7; 9:4).
I believe it to represent truthful food, due to many scriptural references....food that contains light/life from God. It contains it, because of the light of the sun (Rev.1:16; 2Cor.4:6),
and the rains from heaven (Ex.16:4; John6:51; Isa.55:10,11; Jer.10:13; Acts14:17).
I assume you understand what those symbolize.

My point is that, swine do not "chew the cud". They naturally do not prefer green grass, nor ruminate over it, to derive every blessing it contains.
They are not careful to re-think what they have already accepted (1Cor.3:18; 1Thess.5:20,21; 1John4:1).
As we have already mentioned, it's appetite is indiscreet.
Remember that Jesus did not force the herd of swine to accept demon possession, but rather, the demons asked (upon their being cast out of the Israelite) to enter the swine (Mark5:12).
(Isa.43:3; Rev.12:16) (http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/12/earth-swallows-satans-river-rev1216.html)

Jesus allowed it, because swine-like people have given God no basis for divine protection (Jer.7:13,14,15,16; Prov.1:27,28).
Under the demon influence which these ones unwittingly welcome, they do indeed "throw themselves into the sea" and are overcome by Satanic deception and influence/the abyss/"sea".

The "Wild" Beast that ascends up from the sea, is already overcome by demonism, even before it's ascension up 
from the "abyss"/"sea" 
(Rev.11:7; 17:8; 9:1,2,3; 13:1; Ps.2:1,2,3; Rev.17:14; Jude1:8,10,13,3,4; Isa.27:1; Job.41:1,31,32,33,34; Rev.9:11).
(pearl-leviathan.blogspot.com)
Due to the liberty "Wormwood" affords Satan (by her fall/compromise to lies), Satan is enabled to bring his sons of destruction/(desolation),
up from the sea/abyss, and on to the shore/"earth"/God's homeland (Rev.13:1) (2Thess.2:3,4; 1Cor.3:16)
What it does when it gets there, certainly can be represented by a split hoof, filled with uncleanness (James3:16,15; Rev.16:13,14).
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Follow up questions:
Thanks Pearl, there’s SO much good info in your reply. I’ve been trying to work out what feet symbolize for a while now after reading John13:4-15. John13:10 says; after washing the apostles feet Jesus said;  ”whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed”. 
So I’m guessing being bathed is being cleansed by means of the word of God? I was wondering why he said for his followers to wash each other’s feet. In view of what Jesus said it seemed that feet have a symbolic meaning. So with your explanation of what they symbolize perhaps the washing of each other’s feet is something along the lines of helping each other to have a clean path in our service to God?? 

That lead me to wondering about dust as in Matt.10:14 "shake the dust off your feet" and the similar scriptures. Dan.12:2 says “many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up”. And Gen.3:19 “For dust you are and to dust you will return”,  I wonder if dust might represent the spiritually dead or asleep. But if that’s the case then what do Gen.3:14 and Isa.65:25 mean by saying the serpents food will be dust?  The bible is so exciting; there are so many hidden treasures to dig for. 
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Reply:

”whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed” (John13:10)

Jesus also said , "You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you." (John15:3)
This he does for his Bride (sealed ones)...
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless" (Eph.5:25,26,27)
Verse 26 contains a parallel to John17:17...

     "Sanctify (spiritually cleanse) them by means of the truth. Your Word is Truth" (John17:17).

and Rev.14:4,5 and 2Cor.11:2,3...

"These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."

"I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ."

When only the feet are needed to be washed, this is because we continue to come in contact with the "dust" present in our path. There are those we preach to, who are still dead (Lev.21:1,11; Haggai2:13). We have to remove all traces of what may linger from their unclean condition, hurtful words, false doctrines, discouragement, hatred, cursing, blasphemies.
This is the same dust we brush off toward them, because those who do not accept truth, do not accept Christ and God who sent us. In this way, we perform the divine authority we cannot help but possess, because the dead once again, condemn themselves by their own choices (1Thess.4:8; Luke10:16; John12:48; Rev.20:12,4), as is with throwing themselves "into the sea" of deception and death (Mark11:23).

When we wash one another's feet; we disarm the hurtful effects of contact with the dead. We encourage, comfort, and exhort one another. Remember that the Body of Christ is built up by each of it's members...
"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." (Eph.4:16).
Not only can we help heal the wounds caused by the world in one another (2Cor.1:3,4,5);
we can also share the truth we have received, in order to bring the minds of others into a more accurate and sharper perception of Truth (Acts18:24,25,26), 
so that their own service to God might be sanctified.
When we understand truth better, we preach truth better. Our feet then, are beautified...our message, adorned 
(Isa.52:7; Phil.4:8; 1Pet.3:16; Titus2:10; Eph.4:1).

Yes, the dust symbolizes the dead. This is Satan's portion. Any souls he is able to gain through his deception, are only a brief and temporary possession because they soon pass away (1John2:17; Ps.1:4).
Like our own hunger that always returns,
Satan's appetite for swallowing the lives of others, is never satiated 
(1Pet.5:8; Rev.9:11; Prov.27:20; Mark4:15; John10:10; 8:44).

Yes, the scriptures are a hidden trove of knowledge. When Rev.20:12 tells us that "scrolls are opened" (Luke24:32); we begin to gain insight into just how deep the knowledge of God is,
and just how mistaken those are, who think they already know all the Bible already 
(Isa.5:21; 1Cor.3:18; 1:20; 8:2; Rom.1:21,22,25) (1Cor.4:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14). 
Those are the ones Christ speaks to at Rev.3:17,
and as we are now able to perceive,
speaks to those providing provisions to "J.W.'s".

"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" (Rom.11:33,34)
"Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For, 'Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?' 
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ." (1Cor.2:15,16)
Christ gives us his mind,
when he shows himself to us (John14:21; Rev.2:17,28,7; John6:50; Rev.22:16; John6:57,63) (Rev.3:20)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-trees.html).

As a side point,
when Mary (a former prostitute) (Luke7:37-39,47; John12:3), "washed" the feet of Christ with her tears and costly perfume (and dried them with her hair);
This also has great meaning.
When we are humble and see ourselves accurately,
we grieve and sorrow for our sins...so much so, that we feel unworthy for Christ's path to have ever crossed ours.

image

We wish we could remove whatever sins of ours, that may have soiled his feet, and we long to remove them from before him,
knowing that he deserves our chastity. (1Cor.6:15; 2Cor.11:2,3;  Rev.17:1,2; 1:5; John 18:36; 1John 5:19; Rev. 5:9,10) 
http://pearl-kingsofearth.blogspot.com/

He courageously endured torture and death... for our sins upon him (Isa.53:12; John1:29; Rom.5:8,9,10,11; 2Cor.5:15).
We can imitate Mary, by our hearts tears of repentance...and the finest sacrifice we can offer, which is by making our heart a vessel of the finest "oil"/holy spirit (Matt.25:4),
which we gladly give to Christ...knowing that his feet/path, deserve the best we can give him....as he stands before God on our behalf...
"She did this to prepare me for burial" (Matt.26:12) (Heb.9:24) (1Tim.2:5)
As a result of this deed, Jesus said, that wherever the Good News was spoken, this account of the woman would be included (Matt.26:13).
Why?
The "Good News" is of Jacob's redemption (Isa.48:20) by means of the blood of Christ (Rev.5:9,10).
("'The Good News'. What is it?")
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-good-news.html)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-question-thank-you-for-all-fine.html)

That redemption requires, that we have the heart of this very woman.

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footnote: 
"Some anointed will return after the downfall of the governing body/Harlot....not realizing the full and accurate interpretation of Revelation's identities.
Many interpret the "man of lawlessness" as being the GB (spiritual Jews/priests/called ones/from the "earth" -Rev.13:11; 19:20; 8:10,11), not realizing that the "man of lawlessness", consists of spiritual Gentiles (non-anointed) and is the first wild beast from the "sea" (Rev.13:18,1,7; 11:2).
(pearl-666.blogspot.com)
There is no reforming the Organizational Idol(/Beast's Image) even after the harlot is thrown off. It's very concept is an abomination in God's face (Isa.42:8).
(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)
For those invited who do not perceive this "disgusting thing"
              ("Gentiles" ruling over God's true Temple 
               -2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15,16; 1Cor.3:16; Rev.13:7; 11:2) 
accurately, and so, return to it (Luke21:21);
the role of "ten kings" who rule with the beast (beast-eighth king) during the final hour (2Thess.2:3; Rev.17:11,12), is the prophetic position reserved for them (Rev.17:11,12; 3:17; 1Cor.4:8).
These ten horns will also be condemned, along with the Beast, for their not realizing that God is the strength and hope for the faithful (Heb.13:14,13; Phil.3:20);
Not an army of spiritual Gentiles ("elders" and "overseers"), who make up the "image" of a counterfeit "spirit-directed" Idol, that stands in defiance of God's Will and true "organization"...the administration of Holy Ones, the True Temple and abiding place of His Holy Spirit, and the Body of Christ.
(Rev.13:14,15; Zech.4:7; Rev.8:8) (Eph.1:4,5,9,10,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21,22,23; Eph.2:20,21,22; 1Cor.3:16; 12:11,12,14,18,27,28)
The genuine and faithful ambassadors of that Temple,
are now being trampled by the blasphemous counterfeit.
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/jehovahs-genuine-mountain.html)"

That was a quote from http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/07/hide-or-herald.html

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Where is the True Religion?

There is a list of foundation articles at the upper right side of this page.
One listed, reads: "Where is the Truth?"
I have changed the link results for it.
I have also made many additions and clarifications to that new link result,
although that post is not new.

Here is another link to that same result, for those who wish to consider the updated article:
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/05/where-is-true-religion.html

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Who has the "key" to the abyss?

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Do you have a key to your house?
Does your marriage mate and perhaps your children, also have a key?
It is true, that more than one person can hold the same key, and be able to open and lock the same home.
We are told by the book of Revelation, that there are identities which hold symbolic "keys".
The book of Revelation is symbolic. "Keys" represent authority and power, to open and to shut.
What about the abyss of deception and death?
How many persons, according to Revelation, gain power and authority (a "key") over deception and death?
We know that the first one to acquire this power, was Satan (Gen.3:3,4,5,13,19; John8:44; Heb.2:14; Eph.6:12).
By Jesus conquering death, he also received the power to "open" and "shut" knowledge, deception, life, and death
(Heb.2:14; Rev.1:18; 20:1; 3:7; Matt.13:11; Luke10:17,18,19,20).
And there is a third identity mentioned who is "given" the "key" to the "abyss" (Rev.9:1).
That identity is described as a "fallen star" who was "burning as a lamp" (Rev.8:10). Jesus holds "seven stars" in his right hand of power (Rev.1:20). Those stars are angelic messengers of light, to his "seven congregations". This "fallen star", is introduced to us, in Rev.8:10,11, as "Wormwood" (and at Rev.13:11 and Rev.19:20, as the "false prophet" "who speaks like a dragon").
Yes, that one also, has gotten a "key" to the deep, dark deceptions of Satan, and the death that results.

Since Wormwood's fall results in a polluting of the springs of waters of truth (John7:38; 4:10; Rev.8:11), does she use the deceptive power of the abyss ("key") to open the abyss, or to close it? Rev.9:1,2 tells us.
Which holder of the abyss's key would give Wormwood the power to open up Satan's deceptions? Satan? Or Christ?
Christ does not empower the unfaithful to release darkness, deception and death.
Satan does (Rev.9:2; 1John1:5; John1:4,5,9; 10:10). This conclusion is in harmony with the original king of the abyss (and original holder of the key), who is described as over Wormwood and the agents of the abyss, and is named "Destroyer" (Rev.9:11; John10:10; 8:44; Isa.33:1).
Although Christ has been given authority over the abyss (and therefore possesses a set of keys to it); he does not release everyone from it's authority. God allows some to be deceived by Satan and his agents (Wormwood and the "locust/scorpions") (2Thess.2:9,10,11,12; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15).
Some remain under Satan's authority, and some are released from deception and death, by Christ's authority. Both hold keys to the abyss, for a time.

   Satan empowers his agents (messengers/angels) with his power of deception
            and death (gives key to abyss);
                          (Then Wormwood gives that power and authority to 
                            the locust-scorpions under it  -Rev.9:3,19; 13:14,15,12; 19:20)
   Christ empowers his agents (messengers/angels), with his power of Truth
            and Life (keys to kingdom, and release from the abyss -Rev.11:3; 12:6,14)
(Matt.16:19; John20:23; Luke10:19; 21:15; 2Cor.10:4,5; Rev.12:7) (Acts26:18; 1Tim.4:16).

The following addition about this subject of the symbolic "key" to the abyss,
has been added to this past post:
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/08/what-happened-in-1914.html

as follows:

"Jesus Christ restricted Satan's deceptive ability to mislead his faithful brothers (Luke10:19; Matt.28:18; 26:64; John3:35; Rom.14:9; Eph.1:20,21; Luke10:17,18,19,20; 1Pet.3:22; 1Cor.15:24,25,26). This was fully accomplished when he himself conquered Satan's authority, by his faithful death. He then trumped Satan's authority over the abyss of death, enabling him to release his faithful chosen ones from it's power (1Pet.2:9; Col.1:13;  1Thess5:5,9 (John 10:10) ; Eph.2:1,2,3; Ps.94:17; Jer.31:11; 1Cor.15:57; 2Cor.2:11; Luke 8:10) (2Cor.4:4; 2Thess.2:11,12; 2Thess.1:9; Col.1:13;  Luke4:18; Rev.13:10, 7; Gal.5:13; Col.1:13; John 8:32).

Satan does not lose his key (authority) to the abyss of deception and death, until the harvest is finished, and all have been sealed as either slaves of God or slaves of the abyss and it's agents. (Rev.20:10,14; 21:4) (Rev.11:7 A; Rev.13:1,4,16; 9:10)
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Satan retains his authority (key) over death among the unfaithful
(2Thess.2:9,10; John 8:44; Eph.2:3; 2Pet.3:7; 2Thess.1:9).
Christ has attained a "key", to release his faithful from the power of Satan's abyss of deception and it's resulting death, by means of the word of life (John5:24; James1:21; 1Cor.15:26) and the gift of Holy Spirit so that it may be interpreted and understood correctly, through the Body of Christ
(1John2:27; John16:13; Luke8:10; Rev.2:17; Rom.12:4,6,7,8; 1Cor.12:18; Eph.4:12,11; 1Thess.5:19,20; 1Cor.14:32,33; 12:28; Eph.2:22,20).
But Satan still retains that "key"...not over the faithful, but over those unfaithful at present, and those who remain unfaithful and become sealed as such.
(Heb.2:14; 1Cor.5:5; Dan.12:10; 2Tim.3:13).
(Heb.2:14; Matt.8:29; 2Pet.2:4; 1Pet.3:18,19; Jude1:6; Rev.1:18; 5:6,5,9; Matt.28:18; Luke10:17,18,19).

All releasing from deception and death will be accomplished, when all "144,000" are faithfully sealed, and set free
(2Pet.3:9; John8:32; Acts26:18; Eph.1:7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14; Rom.8:13; Eph.2:1,2,5,6,7; Rev.6:9,10,11; 7:3; 9:4; Zech.13:9; Rev.9:2; 8:12; Zech.13:9; Mal.3:3; Rev.14:1) along with those who receive an invitation to the marriage feast and appreciate it's provisions
(Matt.22:8,9,10; Rev.22:17; 21:6; Matt.10:41; 1Cor.4:1).

ANOTHER ADDITION:
all are under a death sentence (Rom.5:121Cor.15:221John2:2), and must be ransomed from Satan's dominion over humanity (1John5:19).
Satan does not allow any to be freed from his power over death (Heb.2:14Rev.9:11Job 38:17) (Matt.16:18John1:5Luke10:191Cor.15:55-57Rev.2:26-273:9), without a ransom (Heb.9:22;Job 33:23,24Rev.5:9-10Luke10:192Cor.10:4-5).
Just as Satan had the "key" to open death (Gen.3:1,2,3,4,19John8:4410:10Heb.2:14Rev.9:1-3,10;1Cor.15:56Rev.9:11John10:10)
Christ and his Bride have the key to release those held captive there, having the "keys" to life. 
("Key" = power and authority
(Rev.1:18John11:25Matt.13:11,12,13,14,151Sam.2:6

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Monday, August 4, 2014

What happened in 1914, if anything?

Many additions added on 10/23/14
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As an introduction to this post, please read:
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-kingdom-when.html

What was it that really happened around the turn of the twentieth century? We know that the world scene did change with the industrial revolution, and the outbreak of global war and it's technology. Never before has civilization spiraled toward the end of it's existence, as well as the demise of the planet and all the forms of life it supports, upon which humanity, depends.
We are certain from previous scriptural posts, that it was not the start of God's eternal Kingdom...nor of Christ's "Thousand Year" kingdom.
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/04/two-kingdoms.html)

We also know that it was the start of an era that marked the start of unprecedented negative change and world distresses. Knowing that 1914 was not the start of Christ's "thousand year" reign... is there another answer to the question... Why did this era, initiate a period of especially negative change?

Remember Rev.12:17,15; 13:1,7,8,10.
Could Satan do these things to all God's chosen remnant, while he were chained in the abyss?
(Rev.20:1-3; Mark 3:27; Isa.49:24-25; Luke 4:18,21; 10:18-20; 2Tim.2:26; Matt.12:29; Rev.20:1-3)
No. Please consider thoughts and evidence to follow.

Jesus Christ restricted Satan's deceptive ability to mislead his faithful brothers (Luke10:19; Matt.28:18; 26:64; John3:35; Rom.14:9; Eph.1:20,21; Luke10:17,18,19,20; 1Pet.3:22; 1Cor.15:24,25,26). This was fully accomplished when he himself conquered Satan's authority, by his faithful death. He then trumped Satan's authority over the abyss of death (Heb.2:14; Col.2:15; Rev.1:18), enabling him to release his faithful chosen ones from it's power (Rev.1:18; 1Pet.2:9; Col.1:13; 1Thess5:5,9 (John 10:10) ; Eph.2:1,2,3; Ps.94:17; Jer.31:11; 1Cor.15:57; 2Cor.2:11; Luke 8:10) (2Cor.4:4; 2Thess.2:11,12; 2Thess.1:9; Col.1:13;  Luke4:18; Rev.13:10, 7; Gal.5:13; Col.1:13; John 8:32).
Christ, not Satan, became the ruler, head, and shepherd of Christ's Flock (Eph.1:22; John10:16; Luke 10:19). Satan's captives were taken away, and given to Christ (Eph.4:8; Col.2:15; Heb.2:13; John 6:39; 17:12).
Satan's power to deceive those faithful and vigilant, was chained.
(Col.2:8; 2Cor.2:11; Luke 21:36)

Satan does not forever lose his "key" (authority) to the abyss of deception and death (Heb.2:14)...
        ("Who has a key to the Abyss?")
...until the harvest is finished, and all have been sealed as either slaves of God or slaves of the abyss and it's agents. (Rev.20:10,14; 21:4)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/08/who-has-key-to-abyss.html)
Satan retains his authority (key) over death among the unfaithful
(2Thess.2:9,10; John 8:44; Eph.2:3; 2Pet.3:7; 2Thess.1:9).
Christ has attained a "key", to release his faithful from the power of Satan's abyss of deception and it's resulting death, by means of the word of life (John5:24; James 1:21; 1Cor.15:26).
But Satan still retains that "key"...not over the faithful, but over those unfaithful at present, and those who remain unfaithful and become sealed as such.
(Heb.2:14; 1Cor.5:5; Dan.12:10).
(Heb.2:14; Matt.8:29; 2Pet.2:4; 1Pet.3:18,19; Jude 1:6; Rev.1:18; 5:6,5,9; Matt.28:18; Luke 10:17,18,19).

All releasing from deception and death will be accomplished (Rev.20:12; 10:7; 1Cor.13:9,10; 2Pet.3:10; 2Thess.2:8; Rev.5:5; John15:15; Rev.19:9), when all "144,000" are sealed as faithful, redeemed, and set free.
(2Pet.3:9; John8:32; Acts26:18; Eph.1:7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14; Rom.8:13; Eph.2:1,2,5,6,7; Rev.7:3; 9:4; Zech.13:9; Rev.9:2; 8:12; Zech.13:9; Mal.3:3; Rev.14:1; Isa.48:20; Jer.31:11).

The scriptures prove Satan and the demons were free during Christ's time on earth (Matt.4:1; 8:29). The scriptures also reveal that by means of Jesus faithfulness under test, they were banished. (Heb.2:14; 1Pet.3:19; Luke10:17,18)
They await the final judgment, on the great day of God the Almighty. (Jude1:6; Rev.16:14,16; Dan.7:9,10,11,21,22,18)
(Rev.20:1,2,3,7,8,9,10; 16:14,16; 17:14; 2Pet.2:4; Jude 1:6; Luke 10:19; 1John2:14; 4:4; John1:5; Acts 26:18; 1Pet.2:9; Matt.5:14).
Satan and his hoards attack the woman's seed and are condemned to death, ONCE...not twice. (Rev.12:17; 20:9,7-8; 16:14,16) The one time, and the one divine judgment that results, takes place at Armageddon...."The Valley of The Decision" (Joel 3:14,12,2; Hosea 1:4,5).
Can you see that Satan and the demons were abyssed for the symbolic "thousand year" kingdom of Christ, at the time when Jesus began his own kingdom over his growing congregation of kings? (Eph.1:22; 5:23; Rev.1:5; 5:10; Ps.110:1-2) Both periods began in the first century.
(see http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/04/two-kingdoms.html)
[Eph.1:22; Col.1:18; Luke10:17; Ps.110:1,2,3; "day of battle" 2Pet.3:8; Ps.110:2 (from Zion); 2Cor.10:4,5; Eph.6:12; Rev.20:4 <<(click to read whole verse) --"power of judging" --John20:23)].
The final judgment and sentencing of Satan and the demons, occurs "on the Great Day of God the Almighty" (Jude1:6; 2Pet.3:7; 2:9; Job 21:30,17,20; Rev.14:10; 20:10,14,15). This "Great Day" is the same period that is referred to, as Armageddon. Rev.16:14,16 reads;
"They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."
Can you see that Satan and the demons are free to "perform signs", using them to "mislead the nations" into war with God and the woman's seed? (Rev.12:17; 20:7,8,9,10; 17:14; 12:11; Matt.24:24-25). They are no longer chained in the abyss. They, along with Satan's Gentile forces, have been unleashed against the remnant of the "woman's" seed (Rev.9:1,2,3,5,10; 13:1,2,4,7; 12:17) and for a time, succeed against them (Rev.11:2; 13:7). What seems reasonable to you?....
That the cataclysms of our modern world ("labor pains" Mark 13:8) are a result of God's Kingdom having been already born...
or, the result of Satan's release from the abyss?
Which results in the Great Tribulation?
("Labor Pains")
(The-greatest-tribulation-what-and-why?)
(The-kingdom-when?)

Satan was restrained by the conquering Christ, in the first century.
(John16:33; 14:30; Luke10:17,18,19; Rev.20:1,2,3; Eph.1:19,20,21)

The WT has taught that Christ's Thousand Year Kingdom and Satan's being chained in the abyss, occurs after Armageddon. They teach that Satan's judgment and destruction come a literal thousand years after that.
Satan and the demons are performing these misleading signs, right now (Rev.16:14,16; 20:7-8; 19:20; 2Thess.2:9-11), through the false prophet and it's Beast Organization (Rev.13:2,11,14,15; 19:20). They are presently gathering and deploying their forces for The Battle of demonic deception against divine truth; after which battle, they are destroyed! (Rev.20:10,14)
These lying doctrines of the WT are strongly entrenched, but must be overturned if we are to accurately perceive where we presently are in the stream of time (2Cor.10:3,4,5).
Christ began ruling at God's right hand in the first century. That symbolic "Thousand Year Kingdom" ends when Wormwood releases Satan and his forces (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,11) from the abyss. The result, is Satan's "short period of time" (Rev.12:12; Mark13:20).
"But after these things he must be released for a little while." (Rev.20:3 C).
    He uses that short time to wage war against Christ and the "woman's seed" (Rev.12:17), [the "camp of the holy ones" (Rev.20:9)] in the Battle of Armageddon. This Battle polarizes and seals all the remaining seed, finishing the harvest (Rev.14:14,15,16).

As long as Satan is able to dominate the world and those deceived (2Cor.4:4; 1John5:19), he is in a symbolic "heaven" (Eph.6:12). He can occupy that position, even while his power to deceive the "sons of light" is "chained" within the realm of his dark, deep "waters" of the deceptive abyss. (Prov.4:19; John12:35; 1Thess.5:4,5,6,7,8,9; Rev.2:24)
When he is "released", none are protected. All called ones are deceived through their subjection to the "man of lawlessness"/"wild beast"/Gentiles (Rev.13:7; Isa.14:13; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Dan.11:36; 7:25; Rev.11:2; Dan.8:11,14) until Michael "stands up" in behalf of his people. (Dan.12:1; Rev.3:5; 1Pet.2:10,9) (Gen.3:15; Rev.12:17,7,11; 17:14; 19:11,14,8; 6:9,11; Mark8:35)

The gift of life has it's requirements, just as partaking of the tree of life in Eden, had it's requirements (Gen.3:3,11,22,23,24). If the heart of a called one cultivates doctrines of error within it, he will grow into a "weed". One must cultivate the seed of truth within one's heart, to be finally deemed a mature "wheat" son of the kingdom.
(James1:21,22; Luke8:11,15; 1Cor.3:6; Matt.13:23,37,38)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/04/wheat-and-weed-seeds-grow-up-and-mature.html)

The wicked steward's/"Wormwood's" betrayal and compromise, (to her covenant with God, to enter a covenant with Satan and his abyss of deception and death) (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1; Isa.28:15; Rev.13:11; 19:20; Hosea8:1; 4:6), affords her a key (symbol for authority) to open the abyss of darkness and deception.
Satan who was bound there with a "Great Chain", is then released from the abyss ("deep"/"sea") (Rev.9:1; 20:7,8; 16:14,15,16; 17:14; 20:9; 11:5; Jer.23:29), to war with and conquer, the woman's seed (Rev.13:7; Dan.8:12). The sealed woman herself, is given the insight of Christ ("wings of great eagle" -Eze.17:3,22,23,24), which feeds and protects her (Rev.12:15,14,6; 11:3).

Upon Satan's release, he then rules over Wormwood's kingdom (Rev.9:11) as compensation for granting his deceptive power ("key") given to Wormwood (Eze.17:7,9,10,12,13,14; Isa.28:15; Deut.32:32,33; Matt.15:13).
Satan uses Wormwood's dominion, and her, to release his agents of deception (Rev.9:1,2,3,10; 11:7; 13:1; 2Thess.2:3,4; Rev.16:13,14,15; 19:20; 1Tim.4:1) to pursue the sealed ones (Rev.12:13,15; 16:13; Matt.24:24,25). (4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-greatest-tribulation-why.html)
He wants to devour the other, heavenly "woman's", prospective seed (Rev.12:4,17).

This release and, as a consequence, the time of testing to follow (Great Tribulation), IS JUDGMENT DAY (Matt.25:11,12,29,30,32,46; 7:22,23). It is at the conclusion of Christ's "Thousand Years"...and the period in which both Satanic spirits and humans claiming to be God's nation, are released, rallied, judged, and sentenced, based upon their choice between the truth or lies, both of which are made fully available at that time. (Rev.16:13,14,15; 20:7,8,11; 2Pet.3:7,10,12; Rev.20:9,10; 11:3,5; Jer.23:29) (Rev.20:12; Dan.12:4,9,1,10)
It is as it was with Adam and Eve. They can adhere exclusively to the tree of life (John6:57,63; Matt.12:33,35; Luke6:45; Matt.7:20),
or,
partake of the deceptive fruit of death, through Satan and his agents (John8:44; Rev.12:15; 13:4,11; 16:13,14; 19:20; 2Thess.2:9,10; Rev.17:14; 20:7,10; 14:9,10; 13:8; 20:15).
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-trees.html)
They will look to one or they will look to the other. They will espouse, proclaim, serve and live by, one or by the other. The battle line of Armageddon will be drawn, and the sorting of the harvest, accomplished.

Upon their release, Satan and the demons don't waste any time in creating their lying signs and portents/counterfeit interpretations; and their stealth opposition to the truth of Christ and his ambassadors (pearl-anillustration.blogspot.com)
(Rev.12:12,17; 13:1,7,10; Jer.13:17; Col.2:8; 2Tim.2:26; Eph.4:14; 2Cor.11:3,4,12,13,14,15,20; 2Thess.2:4,9; Dan.11:23,24).

It is Satan's release from the abyss, that is the source of global distress, as well as the "woman's" "labor pains".
The world distresses of our era, is not a result of the birth of God's or Christ's Kingdom. Labor pains do not result from birth....but birth results from labor pains. Labor pains come before birth, not after.
How atrocious, to credit the inauguration of Christ's kingdom as responsible for the manifestations of Satanic wrath, and his demonic rage against Christ's Bride upon his release from the Abyss.
Christ comes to defend his captive brothers from those too powerful for them, while they undergo the labor pains...previous to the Kingdom's birth. (Jer.31:11,12,13; John16:22; Rev.21:4; Isa.35:10; 60:20; Rev.22:5; Jer.3:14; Luke17:34,35,36,37; Matt.24:28; Rev.11:8; Jer.31:7; Isa.48:20; Matt.24:14; Eze.34:14; Matt.24:16; Eze.36:8)
Those who can hear Jesus knocking at the door and open to him, will be redeemed. He will come in, feed them, and seal them as slaves of truth (Rev.3:13,19,20; Prov.1:23; Luke12:37; Deut.6:6,8; 14:1), if they are not slaves to the lying doctrines of Satan's Beasts (1Cor.10:21; Rev.13:11,16,15). They will then join Christ in his battle against the deceptions that Satan is using against the Chosen (Rev.12:15,17) through the fallen false prophet and it's Gentile Beast (Rev.13:11,15,7,8; 16:13,14,15; 20:7,8; 17:14; 19:11,14,20; 2:16).

The unfaithful leaders of God's chosen ones proclaim a false "good news" of peace (rather than redemption from their idolatry), while in reality, the enemy devours those under them.
(Eze.13:10,11,12,13,14,15,16; 1Thess.5:3,4; Dan.11:16,23,24,31,32,33,35,36; 2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15,16).
In reality,
Christ's Temple priesthood has been overcome, and his sanctuary, thrown down under the feet of Gentiles (Rev.11:2; 13:7; 12:4; Dan.8:10,11,12,13,24; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:23; Lam.1:10). Satan was able to do this, due to the lying signs of Wormwood/false prophet (Rev.8:11; 13:11,15; 19:20; 16:13; 20:10), to whom Satan gave the "key" to the abyss of darkness (LINK) (LINK), and it's individual sons that come forth from it (Rev.9:1,2,3,10,11; John10:10; Isa.33:1) (collective sons - "Beast from abyss" -Rev.11:7; 13:7).
The chosen ones are also guilty of compromise at that time. They have not kept on the watch as Jesus warned (Matt.5:13; 2Cor.11:20,4; Isa.51:23; Rev.11:2; 13:7). They must wake up to these LIES that inebriate them, and repent! (Mark13:36,37; Matt.24:24,25) They have grown drowsy...drunk with the lying doctrines of the harlot (2Thess.2:2,3; Jer.51:7,6; Rev.8:10,11) (who is also the wicked steward, false prophet, two-horned wild beast, and Wormwood).
"Wormwood" was a "great star" (Rev.8:10,11; 1:20; Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15) , a "blazing lamp" (Matt.5:14,15; Luke11:34,35,36). (LINK)
The Harlot  was previously  a "golden cup" in God's own hand (Jer.51:7; Dan.5:3), a genuine member belonging to God's spiritual Temple priesthood! (1Cor.3:16).

 Jer.51:7; Rev.14:8; Jer.23:14; Rev.11:8; Deut.32:32; Rev.14:18,19

This is a Chosen One, turned rebellious! (Hosea9:1; 4:12; Lam.4:1,2; Ps.2:1,2,3; Rev.17:14; 2Pet.2:1,2,3,4; Isa.1:21)


Only when these complacent priests under the alliance of the harlot and her beast, wake up and repent (1Cor.6:15; Rev.18:4,5),
are refined by the inspecting Christ (Mal.3:1,2,3; Rev.3:18; 2Tim.2:20,21)
and are defended by "Michael" (Acts3:20,21; Dan.12:1; Rev.3:5; 22:19; 12:7; Amos9:8,9,10,11,14,15; Luke18:7,8)
will they overcome Satan once again, forever (Rev.12:10,11; 11:5; 20:9,10; 19:11,14; 17:14; Rom.16:20; Dan.7:18,22).

"1914" is more accurately the resurrection of Satan's kingdom due to his release from the abyss; not the start of Christ's! Just look at the world! (1John5:19; Rev.12:9), and the condition of God's priestly Temple! (Dan.8:24; Rev.13:7; 11:2; Matt.24:15,16).
Yet the signs of labor pains are to be seen in the "woman", and not the world (See LINK)
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Who REALLY Is the 'faithful slave'?"

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Matt.24:45 Jesus told those to be the last  remnant of his Chosen brothers...
"See to it that no one misleads you . For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many." (Matt.24:4,5) (Mark13:21)

"Christ":
Christ is the English term for the Greek Χριστός (Khristós) meaning "the anointed". 
When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into a Greek version called the Septuagint; Khristós was used to translate the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ,) (Messiah), meaning "[one who is] anointed with holy anointing oil."
Christos is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Mashiach (now customarily rendered in English as "Messiah"), which means "one who is anointed." 
The faithful slaves of Christ's body, would be included as Christs (Zech.4:14; 2Cor.1:21; 1John2:20,27), or, Messiahs.
These can prove faithful and true "wheat", or unfaithful and false "weeds".

For us to understand the prophecy at Matt.24:5, we need to understand a modern translation of this foretold claim.
To claim to be the "Christ", is by definition, also to
claim to be the faithful and true "anointed" and Chosen of God. 
This is the modern equivalent of claiming to be the "faithful and discreet slave" that Jesus referred to at Matt.24:45. If someone asserts and promotes this exact claim about themselves; Jesus tells us not to believe them (Mark13:21; 1John4:1).
Does this mean that such a slave does not exist?
No. 
Such a slave is  appointed by Christ, to provide spiritual provisions (Matt.24:45; 7:17,19; John15:8). 
Yet Jesus asks us to contemplate... "Who really  is?" 
It would obviously not  be the ones touting the claim...
             (and enforcing it with persecution by an army of Gentile "elders" 
              -Zech4:6,14; Jer.17:5; Luke12:45; Rev.9:3; 13:15) (LINK) (LINK)
...but rather, the ones really providing the proper food (scriptural truth) at the proper time (alert and awake as to the hour of need); though not laying claim to such a distinction (John7:18)... knowing that this stature can only be bestowed and affirmed by Christ, upon his return (John8:18; 16:13-15; Rev.22:6-7; Matt.24:46-47; Luke12:37-43). 

  The FDS would also be those who provide the spiritual food according to the method  Jesus indicated.
What method is that?
Rather than being clearly announced, extolled, and possessing an established place (Matt.24:23; Luke21:8; Matt.24:26);
as Christ's representatives (2Cor.5:20; 13:3; Rom.15:17,18; Luke12:3; Matt.10:27,20), they would simply be "flashing" "light" around the globe (Matt.24:26,27,28; 5:14; John8:12). 
"Eagles" would have to use their keen discernment to search out these "slain ones"/"carcass" (Mark8:35; Rev.6:9,11; 12:11; Matt.24:28; Rev.12:14,6; 11:3,8). 
They would be recognized by their true/fine fruit....not by a menacing self-proclamation. (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18)

The true "light"/"food" would be sourced in the true vine (John15:4,5), and this light of truth would be a manifestation of Christ himself, unified with his faithful cloud (John16:13,14; 14:26; Rev.11:3; Matt.10:27; Luke12:12; 21:15; Mark13:26; Heb.12:1; Matt.25:31; Heb.2:5,16).

That end-time light/fruit of Christ through his faithful, would contain some specific elements, including:

---the exposing of the "Man of Lawlessness" (2Thess.2:8; Rev.3:9) by these last anointed (Rev.11:5; Jer.5:14; Isa.24:6); 

---previous awakening and repentance by the faithful (Rev.3:19; 11:3; Joel1:13; Luke21:36; Mal.3:2,3; Micah7:9; Rev.3:2,17; Matt.25:5,6,7; Eph.5:14; Rev.3:18; Mal.3:3);

---condemnation of the apostate empire
(Rev.8:8; Zech.4:7; Mark11:23; Rev.2:26,27; 17:14; 19:11,14,8) 
through a war between truth and lies 
(1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 2Cor.10:4,5; Rom.12:2,1; 2Cor.6:7; 10:4; Jer.1:10; 2Cor.10:8; 13:10; 10:5); 

---and a symbolic "death" for truth's sake (Rev.6:9,11; 11:7; 12:11; 20:4)].

The genuine faithful anointed slaves of God, do not need to blow a trumpet to announce who they are, or draw people to where they are located. They simply need to obey the Master, by producing fruit to feed his sheep.
Jesus Christ and all the genuine and sealed Chosen "Christs" (anointed) of Jesus' "Body",
would simply be "One" with the essence of the light they shine, as the vessels of it 
(John14:17; 1Thess.5:5; 2Cor.4:7; Luke1:78; 2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16; 2Cor.4:6; Rev.2:27,28,29). 

The Christ/anointed who truly possess this holy oil of God's spirit, would be manifested by shining true light, devoid of an established religious affiliation, hierarchy, spiritual commerce, and notoriety...
They would not become manifested by claims, prominence, stature, physical holdings, worldly acclaim and accomplishments, honor by men, nor by their impressive surroundings and established location.  
(Luke 9:58; 1John 2:16,15; Hebrews 10:34; Rev. 2:9; Matt.6:19; Luke 12:20; Rev.18:14,19)
(1Cor.4:13; 1:25,27,28,29; Luke6:24; Heb.13:13)
(Matt.24:1,2; John4:21,23 --http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/01/imagine-yourself-back-in-first-century.html)

When we see these impressive physical things, Jesus tells us, "Do not believe it!"...
"For as lightening comes from eastern parts, and shines over to western parts; So the presence of the Son of Man will be". 
...And so the presence of the genuine Anointed "Sons of Oil" will also be (Zech.4:14; Rev.11:4; Matt.10:40) as they serve him (Col.3:24; John1:51; Rom.8:9; 2Cor.5:17). 

They are together with Christ, in spirit (1Cor.6:17; Matt.28:20) with their appearing bridegroom (John17:23,24; 14:20; 15:5; 6:56; Matt.25:6,10,13; 2Cor.11:2; Eph.5:27; John14:3; 12:26; 2Thess.1:7,10)(Isa.58:10; Ps.37:6; 97:11; Isa.58:10; 1Cor.3:13) 
and enter the marriage feast with him, 
along with all those who wish to attend and partake of the spiritual provisions 
[Matt.22:2,8,9,10; 
        (Dan.7:13; Rev.5:1,5,7; John15:15;
          Rev.1:1; Matt.10:27; John21:17; 
          Matt.5:14; 1Cor.4:1; John7:38)
Rev.19:9; 22:17; 5:5; 10:2,7,8,11; 20:12; Rev.3:20).

"Who really is the faithful 
and wise slaves ("Christs"/anointed)?"? (Matt.24:45)
"By their fruits you will  recognize them."...both the fine,
 and the rotten (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18).

Jesus identified two options before his Chosen slaves....
faithful/wise, and wicked/abusive/drunk/asleep.
Our lives depend upon identifying and distinguishing between the two, and whose provisions we will accept and obey. 
(Rom.6:16; 2Cor.13:3; 4:1,2; 1Cor.4:1,2; 1John4:1; 1Thess.5:21; Mark 13:37; Matt.7:15,20,24,26; Rev.13:11,8)

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