Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Programs of Sept.16 and Oct.14, 2018

This written post below, should be used as a backdrop to the
                    recorded program of Sept.16, located here:
                    https://soundcloud.com/rick-fearon/healing-river-sept-16-2018-ost-former-anointed-jehovahs-witness-pearl-doxsey
                    recorded program of Oct.14, located here:
                    https://soundcloud.com/rick-fearon/healing-river-oct-14-2018-host-former-anointed-jehovahs-witness-pearl-doxsey
                    recorded program of Oct.28, located here:
                    https://soundcloud.com/rick-fearon/healing-river-oct-28-2018-host-former-anointed-jehovahs-witness-pearl-doxsey
This post below, contains the pop up scriptures that are cited during the audio programs,
so that you may follow along with ease.

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In previous programs, we covered the symbolic nature of the so-called, "thousand years" of Jesus' reign. We also covered, when Jesus reign of the symbolic "thousand years", began, and established that it started in the first century.
"Thousand Year" reign, When?
Matt.16:28; 26:64; Ps.110:1; 1Cor.15:25
He is seated on a cloud, as if on a throne, because he is a king over other kings that comprise that cloud, as head of his bride congregation.

We learned that Jesus' coming on the clouds, is defined for us in the Bible:
Coming on clouds:
Heb.12:1; John1:51; Mark 12:25; Eph.2:6; Matt.10:40,14

Jesus' throne/reign is over his Bride congregation/Zion because he is "king of kings" (Rev.5:10; 19:16).
The scepter of his rule, is THROUGH Zion/cloud-witnesses of heaven
Ps.110:1-2; 2Cor.10:3-5; Eph.6:10-13; Rev.17:14; 12:10-11

The symbolic throne of Jesus regal power and authority, is glorious (Matt.25:31).
That glorious authority and power, is grace and truth (John1:14), above which he is seated (Rev.22:1). Those who overcome the dark deceptions of Satan, by upholding Gods' truths to the death, are also granted the same power and authority over grace and truth (Rev.3:21; Luke 10:19) as kings. They extend the ruling scepter of Jesus' throne/grace and truth, through Zion, just as Ps.110:2 states... thereby assisting Jesus in conquering his enemies and making them a footstool for his feet.

Since the symbolic reign of Jesus began in the first century...
   when and why, does his reign come to an end? How do the scriptures help us to recognize the end of Jesus' "thousand year" kingdom? What would cause the power and authority of Jesus and Zion, to conclude?
  Since Jesus reign is expressed through Zion (Rev.14:1);
    ...Could that reign continue, is the present members of Zion became conquered by a different power and authority?
What if the headship of Jesus over God's Temple (1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20-22; 1Pet.2:5,9-10),
were taken away from Jesus, and his subjects, taken captive by his enemy?
Rev.13:7,10; Luke 21:24; Dan.8:11-12,24; 11:31,21; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Rev.11:2; Matt.5:13; 2Chron.13:5; 2Cor.11:20; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10,7; Rev.13:16; Deut.11:18

God's Word introduces us to the thousand years, in Rev.20, as well as the reasons why, the reign of Jesus, effectually ends.
Prophecy has much to say about the end of Jesus "thousand year" reign. As we assemble the pieces of prophecy that relate to that period and its' circumstances, the picture emerges.

We are going to examine Rev.20:1-10, where the Bible depicts for us, the end of the thousand year reign of Jesus.

VERSE ONE: Rev.20:1
Establish that the abyss of Revelation, and Hades, are two ways of describing, the same place.
Rom.10:7; Acts 2:24,27,31; Rev.1:18
(Previous program covered "Hades")(Suggest Blog search: Sheol Hades)
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-is-sheole-hades.html
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Hades when translated, means "not perceiving". As covered in previous posts and audio program, it is the consignment of all those born under sin, and means to be under a blanket of spiritual darkness, ignorance, and confusion. Only those granted light, truth, and understanding, are figuratively rescued from the realm of Hades.
When Jesus tells us that he has the keys to Hades/Abyss... this means that he has the power and authority to release whom he chooses, from spiritual darkness... and transfer them into his kingdom of light and life (Col.1:13; Luke8:10) those who are repentant. Jesus also has the authority and power to lock up others... or to leave them there, in ignorance and spiritual darkness (Matt.13:10-11,13-16; Jude 1:13; John12:35) those hard-hearted who are not repentant. Such ones remain under the authority and power of the Devil (2Cor.4:4; John3:18).
When Rev.20:1 tells us that the chain of restraint that Jesus possesses is "great"; this points to the ability of Jesus, to prevent understanding and perception among the blind, but proud (John9:41). When Jesus wraps that symbolic chain around the Devil, and then casts the Devil into the Abyss/Hades... this depicts for us, Satan's blind inability to mislead those whom Jesus rescues from darkness... because it is now Satan who is overcome by the blind confusion of his own realm.
Jesus also shares his keys to release from the abyss (or bind in chains of ignorance) (Matt.16:19; 18:18), those whom his enlightened brothers judge as repentant (John20:23) and worthy of the treasures of truth which they are empowered by Jesus, to impart (Matt.10:7,11-14; 7:6).
Rev.20:1
VERSE TWO Rev.20:2
Mark 3:27; Isa.49:24-25
Rev.13:10; Col.2:8; Matt.24:24-25; 19:26; Col.1:13; 1Thess.5:4-5; 2Cor.2:11
So, during the reign of Jesus, the 144,000 of Zion (Rev.14:1), are children and warrior kings, of light.
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While the Devil is restrained in the dark abyss of Hades... he cannot perceive a method of overcoming the light within those who belong to Christ (Matt.16:18; John1:5; Luke10:19; Col.1:13) for the period during which, Jesus reigns over his congregations... the symbolic "thousand years".

VERSE THREE: Rev.20:3
Abyss-Hades ("not perceiving"). How were the "nations" mislead by Satan? Who are the nations who will not longer be mislead?
We know that the world of unbelievers are already blinded by Satan (2Cor.4:4) and the world is already under Satan's influence and power (1John5:19). So the nations that Satan is not able to deceive anymore, are those belonging to Christ, just as the previous scriptures, confirm.
Those of faith are rescued from the dominion of darkness (Col.1:13; 1Pet.2:9), because the light of Christ shines in their hearts (2Cor.4:6) and the Devil is prevented from swallowing them up into darkness (2Cor.2:11; 1Pet.5:8-9).
Can the nations that are no longer deceived during Jesus "thousand years", also be at the same time, Christ's congregation? (See Rev.5:9-10; Rom.1:16; Matt.28:19)
Those of the nations that are rescued from Satanic deception, need not be of Satan's world.
Those national groups spoken of in Rev.20:3, can be of his congregation. Yet after Satan's release, the Bible tells us that Satan goes forth to mislead them (Rev.12:15,17,9; Matt.24:4; Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24,20; Rev.20:9). For a time, he is successful, due to the success of his messengers (Rev.16:13-16; 13:11,15,7-8; 9:1-3; Joel 2:2; Dan.8:11-13; Rev.11:2; 13:7; Dan.11:31-35; 12:10,7-9,3-4,1)... causing the Great spiritual Tribulation (Dan.12:1; Joel 2:2; Matt.24:21,11,13).
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-greatest-tribulation-why.html
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=trample+how+does+it+happen%3F
We see that at the same time as the thousand years end, the Devil is set free from the abyss (Hades: "not perceiving") of blindness. He is then able to discern and perceive how to deceive the nations of God.
1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 13:7; Col.2:8; Matt.24:5,24-25,22
So after Satan's release, he is able mislead the previously enlightened nations belonging to God, during the Great Tribulation (Dan.8:11-12,24; Col.2:19; John15:5-6).

VERSE FOUR Rev.20:4
Who sits on thrones to judge the Israel of God?
Matt.19:28; Luke 22:30; Rev.21:12,14,27; 1Cor.3:10-11; Eph.2:20-22
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Those who reign with Jesus before Satan's release from the abyss, never fell prey to the Beast or it's image, or were branded as it's captive slaves. According to Rev.20:5 they "came to life", first.
(Previous audio program linked above, covered how and when, disciples of the past, come to life - Col.2:13; John5:24; Mark8:35)
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2016/10/coming-to-life.html
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/02/there-are-those-who-wonder-if-my_7388.html
According to Rev.7:4 they are the 144,000 who reign with Jesus during his thousand year kingdom.
Those who come to life spiritually after Satan's release, are at Rev.7:9-10 (Rev.20:5)
Rev.7:14 - They come through the Great Tribulation. They had to "wash their robes" to remove the stain of their sin (Rev.6:9-11; Rom.6:5; Mark 8:35).
Rev.7:16 - They suffered hunger and thirst and the scorching heat of the sun (Ps.11:6), before being given, living water (Rev.22:17).
--So the "144000" come to spiritual life, during Jesus "thousand year" kingdom, which started in the first century. They were never exposed to Satan's release, nor his final machination of the Great Tribulation. They never fell prey to demonic teachings, captivity to deception, or idolatry to Satan's alliance of Beasts... the false prophet (Rev.13:11; 19:20) or the Gentile organization to which that false prophet, is benefactor (Dan.8:24; 11:23; Rev.13:15) (Rev.13:1,4,11,14-15; 16:14; 1Tim.4:1).
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=alliance

https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-jesus-came-to-earth-last-world.html

VERSE FIVE Rev.20:5
The rest of the dead (Rev.12:17) (Eph.2:1; Col.2:13) do not come to life (John5:24), until after Satan is released and conquered (Rev.16:13-16; 17:4; 20:9; 11:5; Jer.5:14; Hosea 6:5) (Rev.6:7-8; 1Cor.15:26). The remaining ones of the woman's seed, are the ones that must contend with Satan's magnum opus of deception, channeled through the false prophet and Sea Beast (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1), and the loss of Jesus' authority and power over his congregation (Rev.13:7; Dan.9:26; 8:11). They have greater tribulation and darkness to deal with, in comparison to those who reigned with Christ, when Satan was still in chains. Due to subjection to Satan's agents, the "great crowd" are made vulnerable to, the "second death", unlike their predecessors (Rev.20:6).
[Release of second death depicted at (Rev.6:7-8; Rev.4:8; Isa.62:6) (Eze.14:4,21; Rev.6:8) and announced by the fourth watchman of the night.]
Rev.20:5
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VERSE SIX  Rev.20:6
The second death has no power over those who reign with Jesus during the 1,000 years (Luke10:19; John15:7-8).
The second death, is the Lake of Fire (Rev.20:14; 15:2; 4:6; Hosea 6:5; Isa.33:1; Rev.9:11; Isa.30:33; Rev.14:10; 19:20; 20:10), which means God's judgment of condemnation (Gen.19:24; Hosea 6:5; Rev.11:5; 20:9; 19:11,14; Eph.2:6)(John15:6; 1Cor.3:11-15; 2Pet.3:7,10-12) (Jer.5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20; John16:8 -- Rev.20:12; John12:48; 1:14; 17:3,17).
When Satan IS released and able to deceive the holy ones (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8), the second death is able to overpower them. Their idolatry toward the image of the beast (Rev.13:7-8,10; Col.2:8; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14), causes them to come under God's condemnation (Ex.20:3-5; Rev.2:20).
Though having been born again and having received a second life of spirit (John1:12-13; 3:6; Rom.8:9; 2Pet.1:4; John10:35; Ps.82:6), that life/crown is stolen from them (Rev.3:11; James 1:12) and they die again, the second death, which can only occur to those who have received the second birth.
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/01/who-are-gods.html
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   [If they repent (Rev.2:16; 3:3,19), they can receive that crown back again (Rev.2:10; Rom.6:5)(Eze.34:13-14; Mark 13:14; Eze.7:16; Jer.31:6) (Matt.13:15; Ps.103:3; Rev.3:18; 7:14)]
When Jesus is no longer, head of his congregation, how will that effect it? What do they lose? (Col.2:19,6-8; John15:5; 8:12; 11:10; 9:4; Amos 5:20; Matt.24:29; Rev.9:1-3; Joel 2:2; Jer.13:16).
They become vulnerable to captivity to deception. Remember Rev.13:10 (Col.2:8)
Those who are deceived after Satan's release, lose connection to Christ (Col.2:13; John15:4-5). They surrender their royal authority (Rev.17:13; 2Chron.13:5; Matt.5:13; Rev.11:2; Luke21:24) and become captive slaves to the false prophet and it's beast. (Rev.2:20)
They are idolaters, by their serving the Image of the Beast. They are no longer "alive in Christ". They are not immune to the "second death" as their predecessors, were.

How are those who are overcome by the Great Tribulation and it's alliance of a false prophet and Beast, regain their crown of life. How can they come out from under the trampling and captivity, to that alliance of Satan?
  Rev.20:4-6
There is a contrast between those who are raised from death first and exercise their power and authority as priests and kings, during the "thousand years", and the "rest", who come to life after the "thousand years". The rest, are those who face the last enemy Death, and it's agents from the abyss... the "locust scorpions", depicted collectively as the Wild Beast (Rev.9:1-3; 11:7; Joel 2:2; Eze.2:6).
So, the "thousand years" ends... Satan is released. He puts his demonic teachings in to the false prophet and Beast (Rev.16:13-16; 13:11,14-15; 19:20). That two horned false prophet becomes benefactor to the Beast, by breathing Satan's spirit and ability to deceive, into the image of the Beast. As Rev.13:7,10 tell us, the saints are then conquered and taken captive (Col.2:8) in harmony with Luke 21:24. Dan.8:11-12,24-25; 11:31-36; 9:26
For a review of these events and the associated scriptures; the previous parts of this post can be considered.
So the Great Tribulation brings trampling to the remaining ones of the woman's seed, with which Satan is at war (Rev.12:17,15; Dan.9:26). For a time they are conquered by Satan's release (Rev.13:7) and the power he grants to the false prophet (Rev.9:1; 8:10-11; 16:13-16; 13:11; 1Tim.4:1) and the Beast which that prophet, benefits (Dan.8:24; 11:23; Rev.13:15; 19:20; Luke 22:25). Jesus draws the contrast between worldly rule (Matt.4:8-9), in which the title "benefactor" is given those who rule with all the splendor of earthly display and luxury, and Jesus kingdom, in which it belongs only to those whose work is that of humble, obscure and often, menial service (Mark10:42-43).

Why does God allow His sanctuary and it's royal priesthood, to be trampled?
We get a brief answer from Jesus, at Matt.5:13.
Those being trampled, have lost the strength of their covenant of salt with God... to be kings (2Chron.13:5). As Jesus said at John18:37, the chosen are to use their royal authority and power just as Jesus did, and take their stand for truth, to the death (Rev.6:9-11; Mark 8:35). If they lost the strength of that conviction and allow themselves to be mislead and enslaved into idolatry; then they lose their connection to Christ without whom, they can do nothing (John15:5) to resist Satan's Great Tribulation.
So we learn at Rev.13:7-8; 2:20; 13:7-8 that Satan's release brings with it, a plague of idolatry, even among the chosen. They are consequently, not safe from the second death or the Lake of Fire, in contrast to the preceding chosen, who reigned with Christ before the thousand years ended, and before Satan's release (Rev.20:4-5).
What hope is there for those overcome by the Great Tribulation?
Rev.7:14; 19:8; 6:9-11; 12:10-11; Mark 8:35
Throughout the first three chapters of Revelation, Jesus supplicates his own slaves, to repent.
How do we know that repentance is warranted, in the time of Jesus return and the conclusion of the age (Matt.24:3)? (Rev.3:3; 2Pet.3:10; 1Thess.5:2,6)
What are we told about all ten virgins, when the Bridegroom is arriving? Matt.25:5-6 (Heb.13:13)
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/12/some-have-told-me-that-buying-and.html
They all were asleep (1Thess.5:6-7; Rev.14:8) (Rev.5:9-10)
https://pearl-kingsofearth.blogspot.com
Repentance is needed, at the time of Christ's return (Luke 18:8; Eph.4:5)
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Why is the Second Death described symbolically as a Lake of Fire?
A Lake is normally made of life-giving water. Truth is often symbolized by water. But this lake, contains fire.
Isa.4:4 Num.31:23; Zech.13:9; 1Cor.3:13-14; Mal.3:1-3; Rev.11:3-5; Jer.5:14; 23:29,32
If we refuse correction and repent, the final judgments of God will consume, condemn, and destroy us... if we do not repent (Mark 8:35; Rev.11:7; 6:11; 12:11; 9:18,20; 13:8).
If we do repent, we can be refined by the fire of God's standards found in His Word of truth (Jer.23:29; Zech.13:9; Job 23:10; Rev.3:18), repent, and be cleansed into a clean standing with God.
Rev.7,10,14; Eze.37:23; 2Cor.6:16; Rev.21:3

VERSE SEVEN Rev.20:7
How is Satan, released from his chains, and then enabled to deceive God's people?
Rev.8:10-11; 9:1 describe how Satan's dark deceptions are released.
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/08/who-has-key-to-abyss.html
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=the+fallen+star
We see an identity that was "burning as a great lamp" (Matt.5:15; John5:35; Rev.1:20).
It fell from heaven (2Pet.3:17) and left God's grace and truth (2Cor.6:1). They accepted a "key" of power and authority (Matt.4:8-10; 1John2:15-16; Luke 6:24; Rev.3:17-18), to open Satan's dark abyss of deception and confusion, and release Satan's power, to stifle spiritual perception, up from Hades (Eze.34:18-19; Rev.4:6).
That fallen star, "Wormwood", releases an ally (Rev.9:1-3; 13:14-15; 19:20; Joel 2:2; Jer.13:16).
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=the+fallen+star
Those overcome by that military force (Rev.9:3; Eze.2:6), are overcome by the deceptions of Satan, who is now free to empower his collective Beast and it's false prophet (Rev.13:4,7; 9:1-3; Matt.24:29; Joel 2:1-2; Jer.13:16-17; Isa.25:7; 59:9; 5:26-30; Joel 2:1-3,10; Matt.24:6; Dan.11:36; 2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15-16) with demonic teachings (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1)
(Suggest https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-greatest-tribulation-why.html)
When we are agents of deceptive doctrine, we support the father of the lie (Rev.16:13-14; John8:44). Satan works through human agents in the physical realm (2Cor.11:13-15; Rev.13:11).
When a prophet falls from grace, by teaching for Satan and the demons; it is equivalent to Satan being released.
Think of how God's nation was lead astray into idolatry in the past. Israel's kings became corrupt and turned to false gods. They largely refused to heed God's warning through His prophets (Jer.35:15; 44:5; Rev.11:3; 11:7; Jer.26:5-6; Matt.23:37-38). God's land became adulterous due to an alliance with God's enemy, Satan, and having lost God's protection, compounded their error by turning to the nations around them for support and protection, making them even more harlotrous.
Do you see any identity today, that has taken a leadership role over people of God, become worshipful toward an image, become a false prophet, and having accepted worldly position, riches, and power... turned to the nations for support rather than their God?
Faithful obedience to the warnings of the past, the teaching of Christ, and the warnings of prophecy, are all a protection from Satan's power. Only if we strictly follow the narrow path of Christ, will anointed kings be enabled to avoid the pitfalls of Satanic temptation. If such a royal priest and prophet becomes unfaithful, well then, through such a leading steward over God's household, Satan becomes loosed to mislead God's nation (Rev.8:10-11; 2:20; 2Thess.2:9-12). This is the very scenario depicted within Revelation, and prophesied to occur during the Great Tribulation.
Under the new covenant, Jesus installs a steward over the household (Luke21:24; Rev.1:20; Eph.2:20-22). Jesus said that they could prove either faithful or unfaithful, and he gave the traits of both sorts.
If unfaithful, that prophet would not be providing the proper spiritual information at the time it was needed. Revelation tells us clearly, that when the events described take place... God's people are brought into subjection and trampled, by an image that appears to be spirit-breathed/directed/inspired (Rev.13:15; John20:22)(Rev.13:7-8,10). Why would they do that... if the steward over them were dispensing the right information at the right time??? Revelation tells us plainly, that the entity which empowers the Beast to dominate the chosen, is a false prophet. Why not accept this simple description? (Matt.24:4-5,24-25). We see the false prophet of Rev.13:11, deceiving people from all nations, to share in the work of erecting this Image, and worship it (Rev.13:14; 19:20). Why does God call this two-horned beast, a false prophet, if it is two secular countries? Are the four horns of the golden altar that is before God (Rev.9:13), also four countries? Are the seven horns on Jesus head, also countries? (Rev.5:6). There is no reason found in the Bible, to interpret the two-horned false prophet, as the United States and Britain. But there is ample reason found in the Bible, to accept God's chosen terminology of "false prophet", as the identity who is misleading God's people into idolatry (Rev.2:20; Rev.18:4).
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/01/is-wicked-steward-real.html
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2018/02/who-is-false-prophet-who-gives-breath.html

VERSE EIGHT Rev.20:8
"go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth" (Rev.16:13-14; 17:1-2,15; Joel 3:9-12,13-17,20-21; Rev.6:9-10; 19:1-2; 18:8,24,20) (Deut.4:27; 28:64; Rev.13:8,7,10; Mark13:27; Jer.9:15-16; Rev.8:11)
1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 19:20; 13:11,14-15; 9:13-15; Matt.24:5,24-25; 2Thess.2:9; Dan.8:24-25,12
"Gog and Magog" Once again we see an alliance depicted, which mobilizes, as a result of being deceived (Matt.24:4-5; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14; 19:11,14; 2Cor.10:3-5; Rev.12:17).
SIDE POINT: [Jesus spoke of one kingdom, in many different parables (see Matt.13)(Matt.13:34-35; John6:26-27,35). Jesus gave us Revelation (Rev.1:1). Just as with Jesus' any depictions of the one kingdom of God; we also see here in Revelation, many depictions of the same identities and events (Rev.10:11).]
"and gather them for battle" (Rev.12:7,17; 9:7, etc.)
"In number they are like the sand on the seashore." These are not the sea (Isa.57:20), but rather... the sands of the land that are being tossed, pounded, and controlled BY the sea (Hosea 1:10; Luke 21:24; Rev.13:10,7). They are also not the stars of heaven, but are still earthly. Yet both sort, are Abraham's seed (Gen.22:17; Gal.3:26-29).
Satan is seen "standing" on the sands of the sea (Rev.13:1; Dan.11:45), just after John says that he goes off to wage war with the remaining ones of the woman's seed (Rev.12:17) after his release. (No chapters or verses in original writings)
To stand over an identity, is a depiction of domination (Ps.110:1; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:36-37,16,31). Rev.13:1 informs us, that Satan is out of the abyss, and has gained control over the unsealed of Abraham's seed. As a result of that domination through the false prophet and it's Gentile Beast (Rev.13:11,15), Abraham's seed is trampled (Rev.13:7,10). Those unsealed "kings of the earth", who throw their lot in with the Image of the Beast (Rev.17:12-14; 1:5; 5:9-10), are slave-marked by the Beast's deceptive laws (Rev.13:16; Deut.11:18). This puts them into spiritual conflict with Christ and his faithful witnesses who testify to God's truths. The Beast which the ten kings support, kills the faithful (Rev.11:7; John16:2; Mark13:13; Rev.6:9-11; 12:10-11; Luke 12:51; Matt.10:34; Rev.2:16).
https://pearl-kingsofearth.blogspot.com
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/mark-of-beast.html
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2016/01/symbolic-death-by-means-of-world.html
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VERSE NINE Rev.20:9
"They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people (Greek: "hagiOn" G40 "holy saints -1Pet.2:9-10; Heb.8:10; Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1; 7:3), the City He loves"
I will pause here, to clarify a comparison between this verse, and WT doctrine.
According to the WT, the events of Rev.20:9 take place after the end of a paradisaic and literal thousand years, which begins after Armageddon. But they also teach, that all the holy faithful ones, are then in heaven. Can you see that the WT's interpretation is impossible and untrue? The Bible tells us clearly, that Satan's minions are marching on earth. How then, do they "camp/tent" of God's people and the holy city heavenly Jerusalem (2Chron.6:6; Isa.62:1-7; Rev.21:2-3,10; Matt.5:35)..., when "God's people", are the Israel of God... the saints (1Pet.2:9-10; Rev.5:10; 1Cor.3:16) (Gal.6:16; 3:29; Rom.2:28-29)? God's people have His laws symbolically written on their heart (Jer.31:33). How would we recognize who these are? Deut.11:18 tells us, they these would have a symbolic mark on their forehead. Rev.14:1 tells us who that is.
We may have our own idea as to who the "144000" are... but the point is; JWs believe that "God's people" of Rev.20:9, are JWs. Yet JWs also do NOT believe, that all the rank and file JWs, are the 144000. That being the case, according to their own doctrine... JWs are not God's ppeople, and are not the ones being surrounded by Gog and Magog.
The Bible speaks in may places, about this same situation of being surrounded (Luke21:20,24; Rev.13:10; Luke19:43).
The WT does not have the correct timetable for these prophetic events. The holy city/beloved city/holy ones/temple/holy place, are surrounded and trampled, during the Great Tribulation. On one hand, the WT teaches that Satan is let out a thousand years after Armageddon. On the other hand, Satan gathers God and Magog, leading into Armageddon. They want it both ways, but both scenarios of Rev.20:7-8, cannot be true.
https://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2016/01/who-become-gods-people.html
"But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."
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