Sunday, May 26, 2013

Why Jesus came to earth / Last World Power over the Chosen Ones / "Iron" and "Clay"

I have begun a Bible Study with someone who claims to have no background in "Jehovah's Witness" indoctrination. I have been asked by a few people to create lessons to teach new Bible students. Although the hour is quite late regarding the time of the end; I will post these lessons for what can be gleaned from the cited scriptures, for this teaching purpose.

I began by asking her about her present concept of God and Jesus Christ.
Her reply to me:

"God to me is the One who was before time. The One who is able to say a word and it is done, whatever that word may be as we can see in Genesis.
The One that loved mankind so much He sent His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to suffer for All mankind. The spotless Lamb of God. 
In the O/T animals were sacrificed for sin, N/T Jesus death was the end of all sacrifices, he took all sin onto himself. Obey onto death. 
I believe He rose from the dead. And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
At the end of the ages, Christ will return for His bride, judgement will come to All."

MY REPLY to her :

Your understanding of God is accurate, and is backed up by many scriptures. What you say about Jesus Christ is also true, but there is more to look at.
Jesus did not only come to earth to suffer and to provide the ransom by dying. The most important reason he came, he told us.
It is found at John 18:37. In fact, that central reason, is why he was killed....
It reads:
"You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." John 18:37

We see there, that lovers of truth would listen to Jesus. What about those who don't love truth?
Of these Jesus said...
John 8:43,37,40,42,45-47
"Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. ....Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me...Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
[We are either lovers of Truth and Light from God, or we are not. If we love truth, we "belong to God". If we do not, we belong to Satan (John 8:44)]

Now do you see why Jesus died? He was murdered by those who did not love truth. God knew this would happen, because this world has as it's king, Satan, the father of the lie (John 8:44;  1John 5:19;  2Cor. 4:4). This also teaches us that ANYONE who does love truth, listens to Jesus, is from God, belongs to God, and imitates him in teaching it; will be treated the same way by those who do not love truth. Those who represent Jesus in the world (2Cor. 5:20; 6:1;  2Tim. 3:12; Eph.6:20), are told to expect this experience, due to the reaction and treatment by those who belong to Satan (2Tim. 3:12; John 15:20).

But who is it that persecutes those who teach truth? Many religious leaders teach that persecution is incited by governments. This is a lie. It is always the religious leaders themselves who incite true followers of Christ to be persecuted. The pattern is well established, that they USE others to carry through their hatred and intolerance. Not only was this true in the case of Jesus Christ, but it is the case up until the very end, as is depicted in Revelation...

In Revelation, (as in the past) religious leaders who betray God's covenant are to blame (Luke 13:34; Rev.17:6; Rev.11:8; Luke 12:45; Matt.23:29,30,31,33,34,35,37,38; John 8:40; Rev.17:6).
How so?
Only those in Covenant with Christ are depicted as "stars"
(Rev.1:20; Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3; Matt.5:14; Heb.12:23; Eph.2:6).

The identity "Wormwood" is a "fallen star" (Rev.8:10,11; Isa.14:12; Jer.51:53; Lam.2:1; Ob.1:4,10)
and therefore, an unfaithful anointed one who is described as "great", "burning as a torch",
and able to cause the deaths of "many" (Rev.8:11).

...the same one to whom Satan gives the "key to the abyss"
[Rev.9:1 (the power over deception and death -Heb.2:14)].


We see that the first thing this unfaithful chosen one does, is unleash those now under her power (Rev.9:2,3) which is a parallel to the "two-horned beast" Rev.13:11 (Wormwood), empowering the collective Wild Beast (Rev.13:14,15).


The Fallen Star and two-horned Beast/False Prophet, are both parallels, to the adulterous "Harlot" riding the Beast (Rev.17:3; Hosea 9:1; 1:2).
All four illustrations are about the same identities.
Harlot=two-horned False Prophet=Wormwood=Fallen Star=spiritual Jews in Covenant
Wild Beast=locust-scorpions=man of lawlessness=disgusting thing in Holy Place=spiritual Gentiles

As you can see, the unfaithful Chosen Ones use those outside that covenant who are under their influence, to do their persecuting for them (Rev.11:7; 17:3; 13:11,12,15).
But you may notice in Rev.17:3, that in the time of the end, there is a change in this arrangement (Dan.7:7,19,23; Rev.17:3) in that the Beast which the last "woman/Harlot" uses...
                               is covered with "blasphemous names".

This unfaithful fallen star and her army of Gentile counterfeit priests, are self-proclaimed as
"God's visible spirit-directed Organization" --Blasphemy! (Rev.17:3)

The persecuting Beast itself is touted as being divine (Rev.13:15,7;  2Thess. 2:4) right in the midst of God's Temple of anointed priests!
It raises itself above God's Temple (Rev.13:7,8,15; 11:7), seizing the false divine authority the False Prophet/Fallen Star/two-horned beast, has given it (Rev.9:7,3; 13:14; 11:2;  2Thess. 2:4).
So although this Wild Beast is in reality, outside God's is depicted and empowered  by the unfaithful Harlot/False Prophet/Fallen Star, as a religious power which becomes an Idol/"Image" (Rev.13:14,8).

The false prophet/Harlot/fallen anointed star, shares her religious authority with the Beast/locust-scorpions (Rev.13:12; 19:20; 9:3,7,10), so that the Beast is empowered to persecute the faithful priest Holy Ones, for her (Rev.13:7;  2Chron. 13:9; Eze.44:6,7,8,9). This Idolatrous Image of the Beast is the "disgusting thing standing in a Holy Place" that Jesus referred to, at Mark 13:14; Dan.11:31; 8:11; Jer.7:30; and  2Thess. 2:4. It "tramples" (persecutes) the Holy Ones right within the Temple (Rev.11:2;  2Thess. 2:4) under the direction of  the Harlot/two-horned False Prophet/Wormwood/Fallen Star over the Abyss. Yet this whole arrangement, is under Satan (Rev.9:1,11; 13:2,4; Luke 22:31).

This is why this last power is depicted as "different"... and as an alliance, in Daniel's Image (Dan.2:41,42,43; 8:24; Rev.13:12; 19:20; 17:3).

"The metals contained within the Image of, are Satan's powers outside the realm of God's Chosen people. The dominions depicted within that image are the ones who have persecuted God's covenant people. Yet the final persecutors, are depicted as a dual power...."Iron", and "Clay". That power has mixed within it "mankind"/"clay" (Dan.2:33,43). That clay represent those IN COVENANT with God (Chosen Ones), slated to be righteous heirs of the earth (2Cor. 4:7; Isa.41:25; Ps.115:16; Ps.37:29; Rev.19:8).
   It is an abomination, that instead of this clay being molded by God (Isa.64:8;  1Cor. 3:9; Acts 7:48;  1Pet. 2:5; Isa.43:21); it has molded itself to the iron! (Lev.20:22,23; Eze.11:12; Luke 22:25-26; Matt.24:49)
The final persecutors in the Image of Daniel, will be an alliance of Gentiles (Iron) and Chosen Ones who rule (Clay). The ruling Chosen (Luke12:42) dominate God's people in imitation of the Gentiles with which they rule, in defiance of Christ (Mark 10:37-39,40-42,43-45; John 13:34;  1John 4:20; 3:15; Rev.13:15,11). Together, this alliance "tramples" the holy ones under their "feet" (Dan.8:13; Matt.7:6; Isa.63:18; Jer.12:10; Rev.11:2; Matt.24:15; Rev.13:7).
Link: "Who are the 'dogs' of Matt.7:6?"
The other Chosen ones who go along with this persecution of their brothers (-failing Matt.25:42,43,44,45), are also molding their minds and deeds to the last Gentile power. (Rev.13:16)."      

As Daniel stated, their alliance will not last (John 16:2) (Rev.17:16,17). Spiritual Gentiles have hearts that have not been circumcised (cleansed) by God's spirit (Eze.44:9), such as those in Covenant with God have (Rom.2:28,29). They have hearts of iron (Rev.9:9; Eze.36:26; 11:19; Zech.7:12), not of flesh (Eze.11:19,20; 36:26,25; Eph.5:26,27). These spiritual "Gentiles" will always lust for worldly power and position, and dominate those under them, with cruelty (Deut.4:20; Ec.8:9; 3:16; 4:1; 5:8; Rev.9:10; 13:15,17). Once they really see all the Harlot possesses (Lam.1:10)...perceive her filth and vulnerability...covet her power, riches, and influence...they will vie for it and take it by force, just as worldly powers always do (Rev.17:16). These are "confirmed drunkards" of worldly power, who become allies with the "Jewish" wicked steward . (Matt.24:49; Isa.28:7)

The Harlot will experience the wrath of her own tool of persecution (Jer.13:21-22), and also come to be trampled. The very power of the abyss of death which she unleashed upon her brethren, will come to her (Isa.28:14,15,18,19). The Wild Beast is called "Wild" for a reason. It can never be tamed. So too, the Gentile powers which the Harlot, for now, exploits to her own ends
(trample-how) (the-greatest-tribulation-why).


That scenario is being fulfilled now. The pattern has been undergoing fulfillment since Christ, for the faithful Chosen Ones. The faithful ones in the time of the end are killed too, even if this "killing" turns out to be a symbolic death (John 16:2; Rev.11:7) (symbolic-death-by-means-of-world). In the time of the end (and when Revelation is fulfilled) the Gentile tool of persecution becomes a religious Idol to God's own Covenant people (Rev.2:9; 13:6,7,8,10; Luke 21:24; Dan.8:13; Isa.6:11; 63:18; Jer.12:10; Dan.12:6,7; Rev.11:2; Rom.3:10; 1:25). God's chosen priests are supposed to declare God's praise without ceasing (Isa.43:21;  1Pet. 2:9), but during the first 3.5 "times" of trampling, they fail to be faithful in this (Isa.62:6; 43:21; Mal.2:7; Rev.4:8; 8:1; Isa.63:3,5; 64:7; Jer.8:6; Isa.63:4,5,6; Rev.14:20; 19:15; Isa.63:2,3; 22:5) until some repent (Rom.9:27; Rev.2:5,16,21; Joel 1:13; Rev.11:3; Eze.33:11).

Worshiping an Image/Idol of their own persecutors, is different from the previous Satanic powers used for persecution (Dan.7:23). Being persecuted by a world power headed by God's fallen Chosen priests/"Clay", is also "different".
Satan has devised the greatest test ever to come upon God's Chosen people. Jesus called this final device of Satan and it's result, as the "great tribulation" (Matt.24:24-25,21-22; Luke 18:26-27; 21:20-22,24; Rev.13:10,7; Dan.9:24). Satan's final deception finds success, due to the wicked steward.... the fallen star "Wormwood".... genuine anointed leaders who have become a "great lamp" in the time of the end, only to mislead and persecute (Rev.8:10-11; 9:1). With the endowment of "divinity", now visible in the Gentile Idol of persecution (Rev.13:15; 19:20;  2Thess. 2:4) (2Chron. 23:6; Num.3:10;  1Cor. 3:16-17), we know we are in the time of Revelation's prophetic fulfillment,
and in the time of the end. (Matt.24:15,16)
Fourth Beast from sea, is "different".
Alliance of Beasts from "earth" and "sea", with Satan (Rev.16:13; 13:14,8,7).

I do not write these things to correct you, but hopefully by means of the scriptures, your understanding will expand, as to one of the central reasons why Jesus Christ came to earth.

You may wonder what Christ's mission of Truth has to do with releasing the Chosen ones from captivity to Satan's authority, or in the end, demolishing these authorities and powers....
but it is precisely by means of Truth, that both will be accomplished, by the power, and to the glory, of God. (1Cor. 15:24; Heb.2:14; Luke 10:19; 11:20; John 16:14,33; Mark 6:7; Rev.12:10,11; Rom.16:20; Gen.3:15)

I know it is deep and I am sorry for that. I know the Bible says that those who are beginning, like newborns, need milk, not meat (1Cor. 3:2).
I have put meat in this post, because I knew the subject could also help those who are mature. So I tell you that anything that is hard for you, please write to me because it is my fault. Ask me anything you may need to.
Also I need to tell you that I have made many changes to it....adding scriptures and making the words clearer. I did that till I went to bed after midnight, so if you haven't read it after that, perhaps you could re-consider it.
Thanks for your good questions, and I am here anytime, for anyone's questions,
about this post or other posts. There is a "contact form" in the right hand column of this page.
Love in Christ,
Since posting this article, I have begun a series for baptism, according to Matt.28:19-20. The first lesson, is here: (guide-to-baptism)


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