Christ’s DIVINE PLAN is to Defeat Satan and Those in League
With Him In This Final Spiritual Battle by
Bringing Babylon Down to Ruins
February 21, 2021
CLEARLY – “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that the END OF THE WORLD will be a climatic ONE DAY EVENT – NOT a gradual event lasting 7 years during a MYTHICAL 7 year Tribulation Period falsely based on Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which Man’s False Eschatology says is yet FUTURE. In other words – Christ’s True Eschatology teaches that the World Ends in ONE DAY -- NOT OVER 7 years which involves Christ pouring out 7 Plagues that will kill half of the World’s nearly 7.8 BILLION PEOPLE BEFORE He Returns to reign for a LITERAL 1000 years from Jerusalem in the Middle East.
HONESTLY – while this False Eschatology of Man is extremely popular and has indeed sold MILLIONS of Bible Prophecy Books – it is just NOT founded on Christ’s True Eschatology. For Christ’s True Eschatology makes no mention of a Future 7 years of Tribulation that includes 3 ½ years of GREAT TRIBLATION followed by His reigning for a LITERAL 1000 year on Earth from the PHSYSICAL LITERAL rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem.
Christ’s True Eschatology never mentions a Pre-Mid-or Post-Tribulation Rapture – REALLY!!! And the reason for that – is because there is NO 7 year Tribulation Period BEFORE the Rapture. For Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy has been in the process of being fulfilled starting with “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME the 1st time prophesied in Daniel 9:27 who was CHRIST HIMSELF – until the soon 2nd Coming of Christ. And Christ should know the timing of THE RAPTURE – for it was HIM who gave Daniel the 70th Week Prophecy that REVEALED both His 1stand 2nd Comings and that THE RAPTURE will take place on the LAST DAY at His 2nd Coming!!!
CLEARLY -- Christ uses CRYPTIC NUMBERS when describing these End-Times which He DEFINITELY wants us “Elect” to understand. And in this Commentary – it is my Heartfelt Prayer to REVEAL from Christ’s True Eschatology what I’ve learned from His Word and Holy Spirit about the meaning of these CYPTIC NUMBERS. But rest assured that NO ONE but Christ knows how long the Great Tribulation that we are in TODAY will last – EXCEPT that we know for sure it will NOT last a LITERAL 3 ½ years. For the GREAT TRIBULATION is NOT based on the last LITERAL 3 ½ years of the 70th Week of Daniel when Daniel’s 70th Week is NOT A LITERAL WEEK!!!
For in the 70th week of Daniel’s prophecy Christ is alerting us that it is NOT A LITERAL WEEK – HARDLY!!! – but a SPIRITUAL WEEK of 7 years taken from Daniel Chapter 9 which is the 70 weeks of years. The second half of the week is forty two months – and is the “time, times, and a half” described in Daniel 12:7. And this CRYTPIC TIME is NOT meant to symbolize LITERAL YEARS – or a LITERAL WEEK – HARDLY!!! -- but A SPIRITUAL WEEK illustrated by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of “time, times, and one half.”
And what we need to understand – is that while this is a CRYPTIC LENGTH of time -- this 70th Week is still divided into 2 halves which cover the time from the 1st Coming of Christ to His soon 2ndComing. In other words -- the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek ENDS when Salvation is finished and Christ has saved everyone in His Book of Life. And the 2nd Half begins when Satan is LOOSED to “silence and kill” the witness of the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ which is what is taking place TODAY!!! FORTUNATELY – Christ has given us “Elect” His Holy Spirit to interpret the meaning of the CRYPTIC NUMBERS used in THE SIGNS of His 2nd Coming and the End of the World. And for sure those SIGNS are converging together today as they NEVER HAVE BEFORE in Human History now that it is obvious that THE SIGNS that we are seeing now at the END of the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy prophesy THE END OF THE WORLD!!!
How the Green New Deal Figures Into These End-Times
HONESTLY – some of the things that we DO KNOW about THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES – is that Christ has ALWAYS used the weather as SIGNS of Judgment. For LIGHTNING – FIRE – THUNDERING – EARTHQUAKES – VOLCANOES – GREAT HAIL – DELUGES OF TORRENTIAL RAIN AND WATER – ALONG WITH HURRICANES AND STRONG WINDS have definitely been SYMBOLS for His Judgments on this Earth since the Great Flood in Noah’s Day followed by the 10 Plagues in Moses’ Day. And CLEARLY what we are seeing today is a DE-CREATION of sorts prophesied to come at THE END OF MANKIND and the End of the World in Christ’s True Eschatology. For Christ REVEALED to John in his 7 visions that He would be using the Last 7 Plagues to bring Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” down just as He used the 10 Plagues of Moses’ Day to bring Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire down to ruins.
And what we need to keep in mind is that when Christ was ready to pour out the 4thPlague on Pharaoh and Egypt -- that He told Moses that He would deal DIFFERENTLY with the land where His people lived in Goshen. That He would make a DISTINCTION between His people and Pharaoh’s people – that NONE of the remaining Plagues would hurt the Land where His people lived. AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!! For we are now living in the time of the LAST 3 PLAGUES or WOES. And those of us in the SPIRITUAL CITY of "Heavenly Jerusalem" will NOT be hurt SPIRITUALLY by the 1st 2 of these LAST 3 WOES which are SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS!!!
For it is obvious that the 1st 2 of the LAST 3 WOES have ALREADY been poured out now if one has the SPIRITUAL EYES to see it. And that CLEARLY these 1st 2 WOES are also the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments which again are SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS that Christ REVEALED to John would NOT be poured out until all of us in His Book of Life had been born to be saved and “sealed” by Him with “The Blood of the Lamb”!!! And certainly we have seen the 3 Angels of JUDGMENT being released as part of the Worldwide Judgment of Evil over these LAST FEW YEARS NOW for sure!!! For almost every weather disaster around the Globe has one if not ALL of the elements of WIND – FIRE – AND WATER which these 3 Angels of Judgment were seen by John to have.
And rest assured that Christ wanted us “Elect” to know that His Angels were in charge of these Elements of Nature which is WHY He had John list these 3 Angels which are: 1) The Angel in charge of the WINDS recorded in Revelation Chapter 7 – 2) The Angel in charge of the FIRE recorded in Revelation 14:18 – and 3) The Angel in charge of the WATERS recorded in Revelation 16:5.
HONESTLY -- one would have to be almost BLIND NOT TO SEE that every storm is increasing in intensity as we get closer to the Final Day of Judgment. And that the 10 Plagues of Moses’ Day were meant to FORESHADOW the 7 Last Plagues mentioned in The Book of Revelation that have been going from partial to soon complete all the while growing in intensity since John penned The Book of Revelation for Christ. And CLEARLY -- these Last 7 Plagues are meant to WARN unsaved Mankind that The FINAL DAY of Judgment is REAL
and Coming to a Theatre near everyone on Planet Earth soon!!!
And when Elites like Bill Gates want to control the World and it’s CLIMATE today – Christ is showing them just what He did to Pharaoh and those in Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire in Moses’ Day – that HE IS GOD!!! And that by “THE FINGER OF GOD” that Satan’s Evil Babylonian Empire TODAY will again FALL!!! In other words – Christ is today still using the weather to show that He was IN THE LAND AND IN CONTROL – NOT the Elites who rule – BUT HIM!!! Pharaoh was clearly a “type” of Satan in Moses’ Day!!! AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!! For while “the Elites” are rapidly gaining more control every day now over all of us on this Planet – their Evil Plan to control the Climate is just an excuse and a POWER GRAB to gain CONTROL of the World. And we “Elect” should have enough DISCERNMENT from Christ and His Word to understand what is going on!!! For just because they have money – it does NOT mean that they OWN THE WORLD – HARDLY!!! – CHRIST DOES!!! And Christ is showing this World today much like what He did in Moses’ Day -- that HE IS IN THE LAND and is the
ONE IN CONTROL OF THE CLIMATE!!!
And rest assured that Christ REVEALED that TRUTH when He sent the huge ice storm on Texas and most of the Midwest leaving 4 MILLION people without power just LAST WEEK. For He was sending a strong message that Man’s Green New Deal with its SOLAR WIND POWER -- is nothing more than a POWER GRAB by the Elitesand will END in Disaster. For the Elites in Texas and also in California do NOT control the Climate – GOD DOES!!! This Green New Deal has caused so much damage to the Electric Grids now in both states – that we all should see that it causes ROLLING BLACK OUTS and the loss of power – NOT the improvement of the environment!!!
FORTUANATELY – there are many on Fox News who are WISLEY reporting that what just happened in Texas is what is in store for every state that adopts this New Green Deal and its way of producing energy. They didn’t say as much on Fox News -- but as a Christian I can see that the EVIL MOTIVES behind it are inspired by SATAN HIMSELF – REALLY!!! And as someone who lives in California and as a born-again Christian who understands “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in His True Eschatology – I can see that Christ is bringing BABYLON DOWN just like He did with the 10 Plagues in Moses’ Day after seeing the recent storm that was called “a perfect storm” in Texas and the Mid-West. For clearly -- Christ was showing us through this storm that HE IS IN THE LAND!!!
In other words -- this recent ice storm with its freezing temperatures in the Midwest states just shows THE FINGER OF GOD and who is REALLY IN CONTROL of the CLIMATE – and it’s NOT MAN!!! People need to know that there IS A GOD and that He is ANGRY with this World of unsaved Mankind who thinks that Man -- and NOT HIM – is in control of the weather!!! For HONESTLY – I for one believe that Christ sent that massive storm last week on Texas and the Midwest because He wanted us to learn from Moses’ Day that He is still the same God that He was then and that He fights with the WEATHER as SYMBOLS of His Judgments.
For the Plagues of Moses’ Day and the 7 Last Plagues of today are no doubt meant to show that all throughout Human History that Christ has used EVERY DEPARTMENT of the Universe to PUNISH the 2/3 unsaved Remnant in Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” – and TODAY IS NO DIFFERENT!!! For the SEAL – TRUMPET and BOWL JUDGMENTS are PARALLEL JUDGMENTS which John saw growing in intensity until NOW TODAY when we have reached the time prophesied as the GREAT TRIBULATION. And not only did John see that wickedness would increase around the Globe with SATAN now LOOSED to rule the World at the End of his Final 4th Epoch Rule – but that the WHOLE WORLD would be JUDGED at the same time with out of control weather disasters sent by
“THE FINGER OF GOD”!!!
And CLEARLY -- Christ is using these Last 7 Plagues to thoroughly DEFEAT SATAN and to bring his Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” down to ruins. For the catastrophic weather disasters around the Globe over the last few years are Christ’s WAY of fighting against Satan!!! And with every Natural Disaster we can see that Satan’s Kingdom of Babylon is left with BILLIONS of dollars of damage. And NOW with the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS having been poured out -- the unsaved are LITERALLY CLUELESS as to what is really going on. And they don’t see that THE FINGER OF GOD is bringing Babylon down!!!
But CLEARLY -- the time of WARNING unsaved Mankind through these Last 7 Plagues is fast drawing to an END as all but the LAST 7thPLAGUE has now been poured out if one has the Spiritual eyes to see “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology – and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand it. That we are NOW NOT ONLY IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION– but near the very END OF IT!!!
And just as Christ REVEALED to Ezekiel “He is AGAINST GOG” who is SATAN– as He has NOW “put hooks in his jaws” and has drug Satan out of the Abyss which is HELL to fight this Final Spiritual Battle. And rest assured that Christ’s ULTIMATE DIVINE PLAN is to steer “Gog” and his Army of “Magog” to their RUIN!!! But Christ does NOT want us “Elect” who are here fighting this Final Spiritual Battle to BE DECEIVED – for He prophesied that Satan would be very successful at subverting the Gospel Truth and the witness of us “Elect” through Man-centered False Eschatology. And that is WHY Christ gave Daniel and Ezekiel and John their visions of these End-Times. For while the 2/3 unsaved Remnant in ALL THE NATIONS will be confederated to Satan’s cause of neutralizing the witness of us in the 1/3 saved Remnant in Christ’s Christian Army – we “Elect” will understand that Satan is really DECEIVING THE NATIONS!!! And we KNOW for a fact that Satan will NOT SUCCEED because John saw in his 6thvision recorded in Revelation Chapter 18 that
Christ Uses CRYPTIC NUMBERS in Scripture To Explain These End-Times
The occult significance of numbers upon the life of an individual is called “Numerology.” And of course “Numerology” is both Unbiblical and an offense to God. Which is WHY when I think of “Numerology” or “Astrology” I am always reminded of Isaiah who taunted the godless Babylonians to go to their powerless “astrologers” and “stargazers” and their monthly “prognosticators” for their salvation as we read in Isaiah 47:13. For CLEARLY -- the Bible’s CONTEMPT for Astrology and all occult practices is most clearly seen in its prohibition of ANY technique to aid in predicting the Future. And the reason WHY – is because all of these occult practices assume that GOD is NOT in charge of Human History or even the Climate for that matter – when HE CLEARLY IS IN CONTROL!!!
In other words – we “Elect” know that History is NOT governed by the affairs of the Pagan gods as REVEALED in the movement of the Planets or the numbers in numerology – HARDLY!!! For the True Believer in GOD knows that a Sovereign God rules the World. And that Sovereign God was of course “the Messiah the Prince” that was CHRIST who CAME and FULFILLED the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. And we KNOW that Christ is Coming again. That His 2ndand LAST Coming will not only FULFILL the 2ndHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy to DELIVER us “Elect” at THE RAPTURE -- but that it will be to Judge those who have put their trust and faith in Pagan gods and rituals and NOT IN CHRIST!!!
But just because the occult uses numbers doesn’t meant that the study of numbers in the Bible is not Biblically sound. For just as the Word of God is Divinely inspired – so too numbers written in Scripture are equally Divinely inspired. And that’s WHY just like with “words” we should also look at numbers in Scripture and come to some spiritual understanding of what they are signifying – or what their CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MEANING IS according to Christ’s True Eschatology. For while the study of numbers in the Bible is not to be confused with numerology – it is important to understand how Christ uses numbers to adequately understand these End-Times.
Some Christians -- many of whom are very well meaning but nevertheless in error – would say to forget the study of numbers. But are we to disobey God Himself -- for Christ CLEARLY Commands us who have understanding to “count” the number of “THE BEAST” which is 666???!!! I mean – think about it – should we simply ignore that command because we have some aversion against studying numbers in Scripture because of the occult!!! Or do we obey and “count” this number as God commands – which is the NUMBER OF UNSAVED MAN???!!!
CLEARLY -- Christ said that we would have “wisdom and understanding” if we count this number. And clearly – this number adds up to the fractional equivalent of 2/3 or 666 which is the 2/3 Remnant of the World’s population that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would be “cut off” and “cast out” of His Kingdom when we read:
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of THE BEAST, for it is the number of (a) man: His number is 666.” (Revelation 13:18)
And in having “WISDOM” -- we would do well to note that many “translations” of the Bible today read: “the number of ‘a’ man”!!! But rest assured the “a” is not -- NOR ever was -- or ever will be in any original Greek manuscript. And the reason WHY the letter “a” is not in any of the manuscripts or copies of the original Greek – is because there is no indefinite articles in the Greek as there are in English. In other words -- this tiny word is anarthrous or [anth'-ro-pos] -- and is a genitive case -- which means to show ownership or association. And we see the “genitive case” used in Revelation 1:13 just as we see it used in Revelation 13:8 and in other Scriptures of the Bible. But what we do NOT see – is the letter “a” being used in these two verses as the original Greek to mean “the Son of ‘a’ Man” – but “the Son of Man” when we read: “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like unto the Son Of Man...” –
NOT of “a” Man!!!
For clearly Revelation 13:8 in the original Greek should read: “for it is the number Of Man . . . . . ” – NOT of “a” Man -- just like Revelation 1:13. And sadly that “a” was put there erroneously in some Bible translations by Dispensationalists because they thought that it would help the reader understand that this verse is speaking of “THE ANTICHRIST” which their Eschatology teaches. But in reality is was a gross mishandling of the WAY Christ intended these verses to read – for now most of Christendom has formed the misguided idea that there actually is an “a” in Revelation 13:18 when there IS NOT!!!
And consequently this very important CRYPTIC NUMBER of 666 is NOT counted as it should be counted AT ALL!!! For now MANY Professed Christians think that this verse refers to “One Particular Man” of the Future who will be REVEALED after the Rapture of the Church who will be “THE ANTICHRIST” rather than simply unsaved mankind in general which is the way it was actually "inspired by Christ” to be written. For the number 666 is the number of “THE BEAST” who is SATAN and the invisible number that Christ has written on all those who belong to SATAN just as He REVEALED to John in his 7 visions.
CLEARLY -- the imagery of the 2/3 Remnant receiving the mark – the name – and the number of “THE BEAST” is to signify their association with SATAN. For the mark is to signify Satan’s ownership of the unsaved 2/3 Remnant of this world which John saw that Christ Himself had invisibly written on all those He had NOT SAVED. And the name is to signify that they are part of Satan’s family and “Evil Generation” and part of his SEED. While the number is to signify that their lot in this life from their birth to their death is with “THE BEAST” which means that the Spirit within them is also of “THE BEAST” and is the Anti-Christ Spirit of SATAN.
And CLEARLY – just understanding how important this ONE NUMBER of 666 is – REVEALS how important numbers are to Christ in “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology!!! For just that one number REVEALS who belongs to Him and who belongs to SATAN – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
How the Number 4 is Used in Connection to the “Elect” in The One True Body of Christ Going Through This Time of Great Tribulation
The number 4 clearly illustrates the “universality” of whatever is in view that Christ is writing about. And this number is most likely derived from the 4 compass directions being from all points and from all directions when we read in Ezekiel a prophesy of THE END OF THE WORLD: “And you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end(of the World!!!) has come upon the four corners of the land.” (or the Earth!!!) (Ezekiel 7:2)
The Earth of course doesn’t have “4corners” – HARDLY!!! But Christ uses this CRYPTIC LANGUAGE to show that THE END OF THE WORLD will come universally upon all the land at the END of Satan’s Final 4th Epoch rule of this World. In other words – THE END will come upon every compass direction and on every part of the World at the same time because the number 4 illustrates this important CRYPTIC MEANING of “universality.” And that is also what we read in Acts about Salvation when Peter had his vision and saw a sheet with animals of all kind upon it and was told to kill and eat them because NOTHING was unclean in God’s sight. And the sheet also had “4 corners” when we read: “I was in the City of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from Heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.” (Acts 11:5)
Christ was trying to convey with this vision given to Peter that Salvation was to go to the Gentiles as well as to the Jews. And that the “4 corners” of the Earth was to show “universal Salvation” – or Salvation to all parts of the Earth and to every Nation and kindred and land. Which is also what we understand with Revelation Chapter 7 when John saw in his 2nd vision that the “4 winds” which represented this time TODAY of Worldwide Judgment was being held back until the “proper time” of today’s GREAT TRIBULATION when we read:
“After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the Earth, holding (back!!!) the four winds of the Earth, that the wind should not blow on the Earth, on the sea, or on any tree.” (until this “proper time” NOW of Great Tribulation!!!) (Revelation 7:1)
For it just can’t be reiterated enough – that the “4 Angels” standing at the “4 corners” of the Earth holding back the “4 winds” of the Earth represent Universal Judgment which John saw would be poured out on the Earth everywhere at the same time which has been held back by Christ’s Good Angels until NOW!!! In other words – John saw in his 2ndvision that the Earth was universally being kept from this WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT “until” everyone had been born whose name was written in Christ’s Book of Life. And clearly -- John saw that Christ Himself had to “seal” us “Elect” with “THE MARK OF SALVATION” which is The Blood of the Lamb on each of our foreheads BEFORE Satan was LOOSED to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle. And that’s pretty SIGNIFICANT and WHY the “number 4” is so important to understand!!!
For ONLY AFTER everyone had been “sealed” did John THEN see that this time of Universal Judgment would take place. For the number 4 was meant to signify that TODAY’S Worldwide Judgment is everywhere present. And don’t we see that TODAY Christ has allowed the Coronavirus to be EVERYWHERE PRESENT???!!! And isn’t the effects of the Coronavirus partly the cause of THE FALL OF BABYLON???!!! And didn’t John also see in his 7th vision that when this WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT of Evil began -- that Satan would be LOOSED to go out and DECEIVE THE NATIONS in the 4 corners of the Earth???!!! What we see happening in REAL TIME TODAY after the Gospel Era represented by the CRYPTIC NUMBER of 1000 years -- is just what is prophesied to happen in John’s 7th vision when we read:
“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to DECEIVE THE NATIONS in the FOUR CORNERS of the Earth -- Gog and Magog -- and to gather them for battle. (which is TODAY’S Final Spiritual Battle that must occur BEFORE the RAPTURE on the LAST DAY!!!) In number they are like the sand on the seashore. (which is Satan’s Army that is made up of a 2/3 Remnant of 7.8 Billion people TODAY!!!)
“They marched across the breadth of the Earth and surrounded the Camp of God’s people, the City he loves. (which is the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem”!!!) But FIRE came down from Heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the Lake of burning sulfur, where THE BEAST and the False Prophet had been thrown. (which represents Satan and the False Prophets in his “Evil Generation” since the beginning of time!!!) They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:7-10)
CLEARLY -- The Nations from the “4 corners” of the Earth is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that illustrates “universality.” And Christ uses this same CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE speaking of His Return when He clearly says that EVERYONE who has ever lived will see His Glorious 2ndComing – which means that EVERYONE is in Bible Prophecy. For HONESTLY – it’s almost laughable when “so called” Bible Prophecy Experts say that America is nowhere mentioned in Bible Prophecy – REALLY???!!! The number 4 proves them WRONG – for Christ says we ALL will be at His 2nd Coming when we read that His Angels will gather us “Elect” from the “4 winds” which is from ALL OVER the World when we read:
“And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a Trumpet, and they shall gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to another." (Matthew 24:31)
In other words – ALL of the “Elect and chosen” will universally be gathered together from all parts of the World to be RAPTURED on this Glorious Last Day BEFORE the 7th and LAST PLAGUE is poured out on Satan and his “Evil Generation.” So EVERYONE in the World will be present when we read that AFTER the Final Spiritual Battle then FIRE comes down from Heaven and destroys all those NOT RAPTURED!!!
The Number 4 is Also Used in Describing the 2nd Resurrection of the Body
CLEARLY -- when Christ raised Lazarus from the dead – the number 4 is also used to give us a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of “universality” – and in particular of the 2nd resurrection of the Body on the LAST DAY when all of us “Elect” whose SOULS were resurrected at the Cross with Christ will be given new Resurrected Bodies like His AT THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY. And it’s no coincidence that Lazarus was raised after being in the grave for “4” days. For his being in the Grave has a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MEANING when John wrote from the Lord:
“Then when Jesus came, He found that he (Lazarus!!!)had lain in the grave four days already.”
Lazarus represented in this verse the “universality” of the “Elect” who have been called IN CHRIST to be saved by His Grace out of EVERY NATION and race all over the World. That’s WHY when Martha said of Lazarus: “I know he shall rise in the resurrection of the LAST DAY” – that Christ corrected her by saying that HE HIMSELF “was the resurrection and the life” before raising up Lazarus. In other words –Christ was stressing that His resurrection which was about to take place would represent the 1st resurrection from the dead – that everyone has to take part in this 1st resurrection of THE SOUL to take part in the 2nd resurrection of THE BODY at His 2nd Coming!!!
And CLEARLY -- John saw in his 7th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 that NOT ALL the dead had been resurrected to LIFE -- but only those whose souls that had been resurrected IN CHRIST at the 1st Resurrection when Christ was resurrected. That’s WHY John’s 7thvision is so IMPORTANT to the Good News of the Gospel – for John saw those who had been resurrected at this 1st Resurrection reigning and ruling with Christ still ALIVE in this vision. While the rest of the dead John saw “lying silently in their graves” waiting for the 2nd Coming of Christ to Judge them. And it’s also WHY the 2nd Resurrection that takes place at Christ’s 2nd Coming will be of the Body which is FORESHADOWED by the raising up of Lazarus.
For this raising up of Lazarus explains WHY Christ made certain that we understood before raising Lazarus that He was “the resurrection and the Life” and only those IN HIM would have their bodies raised up on the LAST DAY. For a resurrected soul is a prerequisite to receiving a resurrected Body IN CHRIST on the LAST DAY!!! And again – Lazarus was one of the 1/3 Remnant along with Mary and Martha who were part of the “Elect” that Christ has saved by GRACE!!!
CLEARLY– John’s 7th vision of the 1st resurrection of the SOUL at the Cross is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of all of us “Elect” out of the whole Human Race who have been “universally” resurrected to life at the 1st resurrection when Christ was resurrected!!!! In other words -- we were lying dead in our graves just like Lazarus’ Death illustrates until our souls were SAVED and were raise up with Christ at the Cross to Eternal Life. For the resurrection of Lazarus illustrates that all who were dead would rise by the Word of Christ saying much like He did to Lazarus: “Lazarus, come forth!!!” Which is just what Christ will say on the LAST DAY and everyone who ever lived will come out of their graves much like Lazarus did. And the number 4 is a CRYPTIC NUMBER signifying the “universality” of all of us “Elect” whose SOULS were raised at the Cross with Christ which is just another reason WHY numbers are so significant in the Bible.
Clearly -- the Number 7 and the 70th Week of Daniel is Also VERY Critical in
Understanding The Times of This Great Tribulation TODAY!!!
The number 7 is often thought to represent “perfection” -- but I am one of the Christians who think that Christ used the number 7 as a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE representing “totality” or “completeness” of whatever it was that He had in view. For example when Christ REVEALED to John that Satan was “THE BEAST” in his 7 visions recorded in the awesome Book of Revelation – he had John describe this BEAST who was SATAN as a Red Dragon with 7 heads and 7 crowns when we read:
“Then another sign appeared in Heaven: an enormous Red Dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.” (Revelation 12:3)
This of course is CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE – with the 7 heads being 7 mountains also described in Revelation 17:9 -- which are CLEARLY symbolic of the 7 Kingdoms of Satan. For the number 7 equals “the totality” of the authority or “heads” of Satan’s rule throughout time over 7 Kingdoms showing NOT “perfection” but the “totality” of his rule. And the 7 crowns signify that Satan is the ruler of these Kingdoms -- even though of course he has had many men doing his bidding and ruling under him!!! But CLEARLY -- the number 7 indicates SATAN’S COMPLETE RULE throughout time in these Kingdoms of Man over the unsaved. Thus we see in this symbolism a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the “totality” of the Dragon’s rule who is SATAN!!! And that is WHY it says in Revelation 17:10 that 5 of the heads of this BEAST had already fallen at the time of John’s writing of The Book of Revelation. In other words – those rules of Satan were over.
And beside the 5 Kingdoms that were over -- we read of the Kingdoms that were yet to come. For John referred to “one that is” which represented the Kingdom that John was in then -- and “one that was yet to come” – which was the Final Kingdom of TODAY’S United Nations. And “one must remain for a little while” where Satan as the 8th King is now ruling over the whole World during this “short little season” called THE GREAT TRIBULATION
when we read:
"This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven Kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. (which AGAIN refers to this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!) THE BEAST who once was, and now is not, is an eighth King. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.” (Revelation 17:9-11)
And being part of the “totality” of his rule we read that Satan will “rule a short time” near the END OF THE WORLD as the 8thKing now when Christ LOOSES him to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that we are IN TODAY!!! So this Scripturewith its CRYPTIC NUMBERS is EXTREMELY important for us living today to understand that Satan is an 8th King who is part of the 7 Kingdoms of the past -- but different and separate from all the other Kingdoms!!!
But rest assured that Man’s Eschatology of “THE BEAST” being One Particular Man of the Future that will rule the whole world AFTER THE RAPTURE is NOT Biblically correct because NO Human could fit the description of this 8th King which is CLEARLY SATAN!!! AND HERE’S WHY -- Satan was the ruler and King of the 5 previous Kingdoms on Earth up until John’s writing of The Book of Revelation for Christ. And Satan was the King over the Roman Empire when John wrote The Book of Revelation making him the King “that is.” And yet he was also BOUND at the Cross making him the King “that was” LOOSED BEFORE THE CROSS!!! And while John knew that Satan had been BOUND by Christ’s Victory over him at the Cross – he also understood that Satan had NOT been LOOSED yet to DECEIVE THE NATIONS like he has now TODAY – making him the 8th King that John saw was “yet to come” and is NOW the 8th and Final King of
this separate “little season” of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!
And during this very specific time of the Great Tribulation which is a separate whole Kingdom different from Satan’s other Kingdoms -- Satan COUNTERFEITS THE TRUE REIGN OF CHRIST in his being the 8th King who “was and is and is to come” – just as we read of Christ!!!
CLEARLY -- the number 7 illustrates the totality of the time of the rule of this BEAST who again is SATAN – NOT One Particular Man of the Future that will step up on the stage of Human History AFTER THE RAPTURE which is what Man’s False Eschatology teaches. For Christ uses the number 7 to REVEAL to us certain Spiritual truths about how SATAN figures into these END-TIMES. And we would do well to pay attention to this CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MESSAGE that the number 7 illustrates the totality of Satan’s Authority to rule in this “short little season” which Christ called the GREAT TRIBULATION that takes place during the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy!!!
In other words – SATAN is “the prince of the power of the air.” And when the 8th King falls – that will mark THE END OF SATAN’S RULE of this World FOREVER. So rest assured that Christ is SERIOUS about bringing Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” down to ruins today and DEFEATING SATAN along with those in League with him during this Final Spiritual Battle that we are IN NOW!!!
A Summary of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy
Rest assured that the explanation of Daniel’s 70thWeek being FUTURE and only for THE JEWS after the Rapture is just NOT what “The Rapture Truth” of Christ’s True Eschatology teaches AT ALL!!! Below is a brief summation of this 70th Week which according to Christ’s True Eschatology has 2 Halves. And CLEARLY we are IN the 2nd Half right NOW with the LOOSING OF SATAN to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle. And that Battle won’t END until “The Day of the Lord” which is the LAST DAY of this Great Tribulation going on TODAY!!!
Hopefully this overview of the 70 weeks will help you see that we are almost at the END of the 70th Week. For according to Christ’s True Eschatology it goes from the command to build again the City -- to the 2ndComing of the “Messiah the Prince” who CAME the 1st time that was Christ prophesied in Daniel 9:27. And CLEARLY – this 70th Week prophecy prophesies that after 62 weeks that Christ “the Messiah the Prince” is cut off or crucified for the sins of His “Elect.” And that also during the 1stHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week the New Covenant of Grace is confirmed or strengthened by the work of Christ on the cross for this “one week.” And that it is during the 2nd Half of the week – that “the Abomination of Desolation” stands in the Holy place which is when SATAN IS LOOSED to take his seat in the External Global Harlot Church after “sacrifice and the gift of Salvation” ENDS or ceases.
For then we read that there is no more Salvation left in the Apostate churches and the power of the Holy People is “completely shattered” as we read in Daniel 12:7. This happens in the 2nd Half of the 70thWeek when Satan is LOOSED and he and his False Prophets in League with him “silence and kill” the witness of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST as we see happening NOW TODAY!!! And there is a famine of hearing the Word of God because Salvation has ENDED and JUDGMENT has begun with Satan DECEIVING many Professed Christians with False Gospels. And this Abomination of Satan ruling in the External Global Harlot Church will leave it desolate. And just as Christ prophesied -- if these days of Great Tribulation and times of extreme trials were NOT SHORTENED -- there would be no one left on earth to be Raptured at the FINAL DELIVERANCE. But for the sake of us “Elect and Chosen” who make up THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST taken from all races and Nations on Earth -- these days will be shortened. And John saw that there will be A RAPTURE at the END of this Great Tribulation on the LAST DAY of this Human Race.
But NO ONE knows when this GREAT TRIBULATION will END because AGAIN Christ does NOT give us a LITERAL TIMEFRAME -- just SIGNS that we are IN IT NOW!!! And He prophesies that WHEN He parts the Heavens and Raptures us it will be THE CONSUMMATION of His Restored Kingdom and the END OF THE WORLD which does NOT leave time for a LITERAL 1000 year Reign of Christ like
Man’s False Eschatology teaches!!!
Christ uses the term “time, times and a half” when it comes to the 70th Week of Daniel to illustrate the SPIRITUAL LENGTH of time. Of course common sense would tell us that since the week is not a LITERAL WEEK -- that the 2 half weeks that the 70thWeek is divided into are not LITERAL either. But CLEARLY – even though Christ wants us to know that the 70thWeek is NOT LITERAL – He still wants us to understand the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of “time, times and a half” that describe the 2 periods of the Gospel Era. And that the 70th Week is the WHOLE GOSPEL ERA which John also describes as 1000 years in his 7thvision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20.
And rest assured the reason WHY CRYPTIC LANGUAGE is used – is because Christ is NOT interested in notifying Satan and those in his “Evil Generation” of the length of time of the Gospel Era. For that would mean that they would KNOW when the CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Kingdom would be. And NO MAN knows “the hour of the Lord’s Return” – NOT even those of us “Elect” that Christ has chosen to be in His ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. THINK ABOUT IT – because the Great Tribulation is NOT based on any LITERAL amount of time but the CRYPTIC LENGTH of time called a “time, times, and an half”– NO ONE can really know how long that is in Man’s time and WHY we need to rely on THE SIGNS that Christ gave to us along with
Daniel and Ezekiel and John’s visions!!!!!
And because of their visions we “Elect” know that during the 2nd half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy thatSatan is LOOSED to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle. And that the Great Tribulation will last for a CRYPTIC LENGTH of 1,335 days as Christ REVEALED to Daniel recorded in Daniel Chapter 12. But again that is still a CRYPTIC NUMBER -- and NO ONE knows the LITERAL length of time 1,335 days represents – just that Christ REVEALED to Daniel that we “Elect” would be “blessed” if we made it through this Great Tribulation Period and came to the END of the 1,335 days!!!
To sum up this 70th Week – it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ is CLEARLY alerting us that Daniel’s 70thWeek is NOT A LITERAL WEEK – but a SPIRITUAL WEEK of 7 years or 70 weeks of years. The second half of the week is said to be a CRYPTIC LENGTH OF 42 months -- or again a “time, times, and a half” as we read in Daniel 12:7. And that is the time we are living in TODAY. But again-- it is NOT LITERAL years and NOT a LITERAL WEEK -- but A SPIRITUAL WEEK illustrated by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of a “time, times, and one half.” And we know that Christ prophesies that whosoever does not keep this SPIRITUAL WEEK by our worship of Him in the true form and dimensions of His tabernacle -- that there will be NO RAIN
as we read in Zechariah 14:16-17.
But this is CRYPTIC LANGUAGE also to mean that by Christ's death and our salvation that we “Elect” have been going up to worship the King and have ALREADY been keeping the Feast of Tabernacles. And CLEARLY we see how Christ uses CRYPTIC LANGUAGE along with CRYPTIC NUMBERS to REVEAL the Truth of His Gospel Message and WHY these numbers are so important for us to understand.
Did Christ Prophesy There Would Be an In-Between Kingdom of a Temporary 1000 Years
Between This Age and the Age to Come Or Did Man Prophesy That???!!!
HONESTLY – the timing of the BINDING of Satan should be taught in BIBLE PROPHECY 101. And if it was – then that would hopefully lead most of Christendom to believe THE TRUTH that Satan was bound at the Cross -- NOT to erroneously think like Man’s False Eschatology teaches that Satan has NOT been bound yet – REALLY???!!! I mean – think about it -- if Satan had been LOOSED for the whole Gospel Era of the last over 2000 years -- Christ would not have DEFEATED Satan and DEATH at the Cross – which HE DID!!! And what would be THE GOOD NEWS of the Gospel if Christ had NOT DEFEATED Satan –Sin and the 2nd Death???!!! It was because Satan was defeated and THEN BOUND at the Cross that Christ was able to finish saving the 1/3 Remnant out of this World’s population that He had decided before the foundation of the World to save. And clearly – when He rose from the dead our sins were purged by His Death and Resurrection
which was the 1st Resurrection.
Christ wanted us to know this VERY IMPORTANT TRUTH about the 1st Resurrection which is WHY He gave John his 7th vision to PROVE that the saved souls of everyone that He had saved at the Cross were ALIVE either on Earth or in Heaven after His Ascension. But AGAIN -- Man’s ever-so-popular Eschatology of today puts the BINDING of Satan AFTER what Dispensationalists say is the Future 1000 year Millennial Reign of Christ on Earth. And not only is that NOT what John’s 7th vision REVEALS – but it is nowhere close to what “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches AT ALL!!!
THINK ABOUT IT -- wouldn’t Satan have had to have been BOUND before John saw him LOOSED at the END OF THE WORLD???!!! But the fact that Satan is LOOSED is not the issue – it’s the CRYPTIC NUMBER of 1000 that is constantly in question. For Dispensationalists base their teaching of a 1000 year FUTURE reign of Christ and the restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven on the 1000 years mentioned in Revelation Chapter 20 in John’s 7th vision.
But what Christ is REVEALING through the CRYPTIC NUMBER of a 1000 years in John’s 7th vision is the timeframe of the Gospel Era. In other words – John’s 7thvision is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of what happens AFTER the Gospel Era ENDS which is said to last a CRYPTIC LENGTH of 1000 years. But we know it has already lasted LITERALLY over 2000 years. And it is at the END of this Gospel Era when John sees Satan is then LOOSED to DECEIVE the unsaved in all the Nations of the World to engage in the FINAL REBELLION and Spiritual War that must occur BEFORE Christ’s 2nd Coming. For Christ uses this Final Spiritual Battle to DEFEAT SATAN and his “Evil Generation” who are THEN thrown into Hell. And SATAN’S DEFEAT and the DEFEAT of his Army is what we see happening TODAY!!!
In other words -- the LOOSING of Satan is taking place NOW near the END OF THE WORLD just as John saw. And HONESTLY -- there is NO other Kingdom of Christ mentioned that will come in-between this Age and the Age to Come in Heaven. And there’s a good reason for that – because there IS NO OTHER EARTHLY KINGDOM except the SPIRITUAL KINGDOM that exists NOW on Earth!!! And when the END OF THE WORLD comes – Christ’s present RESTORED MILLENNIAL KINGDOM that is SPIRITUAL will be delivered up to the Father as we read:
“Then THE END will come, when He hands over the Kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.” (1st Cor. 15:24)
This very important verse REVEALS Christ’s DIVINE PLAN is to DEFEAT SATAN and to destroy his dominion and authority and power on this Earth. And that will be accomplished through this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE which Christ is FIGHTING with the Extreme Weather Disasters that are intensifying with each passing day just as He did with the 10 Plagues that were poured out on Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire in Moses’ Day. And even though these times are the times of GREAT TRIBULATION -- Christ would have us TODAY MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH just as He told Moses and His people during that time of DELIVERANCE!!!
And May Christ give us “Elect” the courage and the FAITH TO KEEP MOVING!!!!!! Mary Sullivan