Bible Believers' Newsletter 268
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Illuminatus "Jew" F.D. Roosevelt said, "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way". Those who controlled FDR control our politicians today. They control banking and finance, and create the mythical "economic cycle." By the ownership or control of central banks and the IMF, they can raise nations to prosperity, or cause them to sink beneath a crumbling economy with crippling debt.
One of our subscribers has noted that in the past two years the USA has transferred 16 million jobs in the production of physical goods to the Third World, where each week 500 US companies relocate their manufacturing plant. Germany can't meet its euro payments and at 50%, has the highest rate of income taxplus four Million unemployed. Japan is held in the grip of immense underperforming bank credits; a hike in the price of crude oil is likely to sink her economy and the US dollar as she sells down her US investments. Asia is out producing the traditional manufacturing economies. The US has finally realized that Chinese industry is daily narrowing the technological gapAmerica's one remaining advantageso that either she must destroy China or China will destroy her. There would, of course some sham high moral "justification," like Pearl Harbour or 9/11, but the cards are now on the table. Some may scoff and say, but those huge factories in China are owned by US companies. However they forget that the US conglomerates that sixty years ago owned Mitsubishi (GM), SONY (Standard Oil New York), Opel (GM), Bayer, AG Farben (Standard Oil) and Siemens (ITT), are no longer American but multinational firms whose allegiances follow the money, not the flag.
This puts me in mind of a prophetic little song Brother Branham used to sing:
"Nations are breaking (economically, morally, socially,
spiritually, intellectually and militarily), Israel's awaking,
The signs that the prophet's foretold;
The Gentile days numbered, with horrors encumbered;
(The Great Tribulation)
Eternity soon will unfold.
Yes, there is definitely planning behind the economic demolition presently under way. An examination of national and major corporate crashes will finger the proverbial characters traditionally connected with Ponzi schemes, embezzlement of shareholder funds, advising governments so that costs are socialized and profits are privatized, insurance fraud and other sleight of hand. There must be planning and co-ordination by an unnamed 'hidden hand' as these scams are an international contagion, a disingenuous, destructive device for redistributing wealth and power to the ruination of the rightful beneficiaries.
Our heritage of national and personal wealth generated since the industrial revolution is being rendered worthless, or destroyed by legislation, globalization, privatization, corrupt mismanagement, or transferred under the power of the banksters whose objective is one totalitarian world government, massive world depopulation, and a return to serfdom.
Once societies are sufficiently impoverished many of the characterless Laodicean riffraff, raised on welfare and accustomed to "rights" without responsibilities, will do "whatever it takes" to satisfy their masters and "go along to get along." The earth will become a pest house when Satan and his demons are loosed at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
Impoverishment is a means of people control. High fuel costs and the destruction of the airline industry restrict the free movement of people. Major US airlines face bankruptcy or renationalization. Singapore Airlines have cut back 125 flights each week. Pandemics of new disease such as Severe Auto Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and AIDS, may be a severe means of people, and population control.
The "war on drugs" is as phony and contrived as the "war on terrorism" (so-called). The narcotics trade is an oligopoly controlled from behind the scenes by the CIA and some of the worlds most powerful, most respected personages. And without the co-operation of banks and governments it could not prosper. Drugs are illegal in order to make the business super-profitable and to restrict competition. These illegal drugs are readily available because a population that is addicted may be easily controlled merely by restricting access to their dope. George Orwell, alias the "Jew" Eric Blair, explained this in his book, 1984. He ought to know, as he was one of the 'insiders'.
The controversy between the US, UK and Australia, and France, Germany and Russia, as to whether the invasion of Iraq ought to have been sanctioned by the UN, is a charade, a psyop designed to deceive the world into righteous surrender to a United Nations' one world government. However, the 'hidden hand' knows that people do not their politicians so he is going to present them with men in whom they place their complete confidence: their mullah, minister, or kind old priest. He has been gathering the leaders of the world's religions together in dialogue.
Meanwhile, no less than the German president, French prime minister and Belgian foreign minister have joined religious leaders, and media commentatorsparticularly in northern European countries with Protestant heritages, have branded Bush's evangelical views as Christian fundamentalism with some even comparing them to the Islamic fundamentalism of Osama bin Laden.
Satan is the sum of beauty and wisdom, a meticulous planner and skilled strategist, but the Lord God is unfolding His perfect and unchanging plan in the lives of His elect as we shall see in our study, "Instructing the Millennium Temple".
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your Brother in Christ
Bible Verses regarded as Hate Literature
February 18, 2003 Certain passages of the Bible can be construed as hate literature if placed in a particular context, according to a Canadian provincial court.
A columnist noted in the Edmonton Journal last week this December 11 ruling generated virtually no news stories and "not a single editorial."
Imagine "the hand-wringing if ever a federal court labeled the Quran 'hate literature' and forced a devout Muslim to pay a fine for publishing some of its more astringent passages in an ad in a daily newspaper". Full story: worldnetdaily.com 18.104.22.168
Incredible 9/11 Evidence we've all been Overlooking
The story of the 'Fireman's Video' is well known. Two French filmmakers were in New York on September 11 making a documentary about the New York Fire Service . . .
There is half a second or so when we see the plane flying through the air, and then it smashes into the tower, creating an explosion and leaving a great gash across the building. Notice though that immediately before it hits the building the plane emits a brief, bright flash. . . Now pause the sequence at the beginning and advance it frame by frame. Firstly, look at the plane. Does that look like a Boeing jet to you? Is its wingspan wide enough? Does it have engines attached to its wings? These however are but minor details compared with what comes next. Watch carefully what happens as the plane approaches and crashes into the tower. I leave you to come to your own conclusions about what you see (watch it over and over again, backwards and forwards), but I'll tell you what I see. Immediately before the plane strikes it fires a missile that blows a hole in the building's facade. This is the cause of that brief flash. Full story: rumormillnews
Comment: 'Fahrenheit 911,' a film proposed by filmmaker Michael Moore to expose the Bush/bin Laden business relationship, is likely to reinforce in the public mind the official story that Osama bin Laden was behind 9/11.
Oil on Your French Toast
March 21, 2003 The French had a very good reason not to go along with the US in the War in Iraq. For over 50 years US oil companies and US policy have "stolen" French oil properties and contracts which has cost the French trillions of dollars . . .
If you are not old enough to remember WWII, the Vietnam War, or the numerous 1954 "American oil takeovers" in French Indo-China, Algeria, and even in Venezuela and Iran, then you probably would believe all the media hype that the War in Iraq is about Iraqi oil. Not so. It's about the only existing oil pipeline direct from the Russian oilfields to the Persian Gulf. He who owns that pipe controls the world price of oil, simply by opening and closing the spigot. Full story: thebirdman.org
War on Iraq built upon Lies
In order to ensure their approval as immigrants, Iraqi ex-pats and refugees always stress two points. Firstly, their own importance, qualifications, experience, accomplishments, etc., and secondly, how they have been so brutally treated by Saddam that were their application rejected, forcing them to return to Iraq, they would be killed or persecuted. (ABC radio interview with Mr. Hiro April 1, 2003, click for audio).
Washington has based their infantile assumptions, that Iraqi citizens would be so wicked as to betray their own homeland to invading infidels, on their belief in such self-serving lies. America will win the battle . . . to its economic and mortal cost . . . but it too is one more expendable pawn in the game.
The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq is run by "Jews." Their Committee's president is Randy Scheunemann, Trent Lott's former chief national-security adviser. Only last year he worked for Donald Rumsfeld as a consultant on Iraq policy. . . The Committee is little more than an extension of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC)a so-called 'educational' organization packed with Jewish neocons such as William Kristol and Robert Kagan.
"It's openly stated in the US media that the Qur'an itself has to be changed, because in it there are concepts of justice and resistance that are completely unacceptable to the new American century," said British Member of Parliament George Galloway on 26 March, 2003. Galloway has firsthand experience of the region, has visited every Arab country, is married to a Palestinian, and has met Saddam Hussein twice. He maintains that however he may be depicted by the Western media, Saddam Hussein is not mad but rather a very powerful dictator in a middle-ranging third world dictatorship, and should be seen in that context. Nor, he insists, does Saddam Hussein fear death, being more concerned about what history will say of him.
Comment: The Zionists who pull the strings of our politicians now claim evidence that Saddam "gouges" the eyes of children to impress their parents to "tell all," "cuts out the tongues" of those who try to deceive, operates a "human shredding machine," terrifies his citizens by "secret police" and has assassinated five percent of his population.
The world waits breathlessly to learn that these people were, after all, "Jews" numbering six million (for the third time). However the only "Jews" in Iraq are foreign journalists who are unrelated to their sworn enemy, Iraq's blood Israelites.
Perhaps this explains why prior to twelve years of US and UK bombings Iraq had a free health systemone of the best equipped in the world, and all citizens were armed. In a moment of compassion, the outlaw George II has ordered Saddam Hussein and his two sons shot and killed on sight (Niles Lathem, The New York Post, February 24, 2003).
Provoking WW III between Political Zion and Islam
As we learn from the Book of Esther, the 'hidden hand' plans, and controls both sides of every conflict.
March 27, 2003 On al-Jazeera television, a reputed audience of 45 million in the Arab world are being fed a daily diet of bloodied Iraqi corpses, civilians crying and unfettered live speeches by officials.
Al-Jazeera's reporter in Australia, Sydney-based journalist Salef Saqqaf, 45, says "that is the way the viewers like it".
Comment: No! This is the way the 'hidden hand' is stirring animus within Islam.
March 30, 2003 By now the War in Iraq should have been all over. An uprising in the south should have signaled the end of Saddam's regime. An overwhelming US-UK military force should have overrun Iraq and be in full control. And an isolated Saddamcut off from his peopleshould have become an irrelevancy. But it was not to be.
Truth is it was never meant to be. By now, the officers of the US military must know they have been made into cannon fodder. If they do not, they must be wearing the blinkers the general public had donned.
In any event, General Tommy Franks is well on the way to achieving the fragmentation of US forces and the creation of an Iraq-wide intifada.
Reinforcements are on the way however, or should we say more targets for suicide bombers are on the way. Spread out across the territory of Iraq like sheep in a vast field. Or lambs to the slaughter.
The true planners of the Iraq War . . . allowed [al-Jazeera] free rein to broadcast . . . Incendiary footage for what? For extending the Palestinian intifada into Iraq and then across the Middle East, that's what. Ariel Sharon must be laughing all the way to the West Bank. (The Melbourne Age, March 30, 2003).
The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP) is backed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moonhead of the cultish Unification Churchand Korean CIA agent. Way back in June 2002, UPI chief John O'Sullivan spoke at an IIFWP symposium in Washington D.C. His subject was The Changing International System. He opened his remarks by referring to a previous speaker Imad Musa, Washington Bureau of Al Jazeera.
"I had hoped to refer to him as the only member of Al Jazeera who hadn't been a former employee of the World Service of the BBC, thus subtly hinting that Al Jazeera is really an MI6 operation".
Was that an inside joke? If so, it is on the people around the world who think war is evil. Peacemakers have little chance of defusing tensionswith CNN now counterpointed by al-Jazeera. Both are agents of the New World Order brigade. Both stations are assets of intelligence services. Both are fanning the flames of conflict in the respective audiences. This is how war is fomented. Not a short little warbut a great big long one.
Comment: Remember, when your countryany countrygoes to war, your politicians, and ultimately your military forces are controlled by the same 'hidden hand' who controls the politicians and military forces of your enemy.
Al Jazeera and the Need for Information in the Mid-East. I knew from the beginning that it would be much more than just another TV station . . .
BBC signs deal with al-Jazeera: news.independent.co.uk
That symposium also heard IIFWP leader the Rev. Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak endorse Rev. Moon's proposal the UN establish a 'council of religious and spiritual leaders' within the structure of the United Nations . . . Tie all this in with President Bush's new Faith-Based Initiative and the "spiritual" elements of the United Nations, and their game plan becomes clear.
We're to be terrorized with manipulated wars blamed on a religious 'clash of civilizations.' After which the United Nations will come riding to the rescue and usher in a New World Order of "peace and prosperity," featuring a New Age mushy feel-good pseudo-religion; corporate control of society and the abolition of the nation state as a political force.
Comment: This is the Script of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation 13 and 17, etc.,
The former Texas governor George Bush was sworn in on Saturday as the nation's 43rd President. . . Among the festivities was a lavish Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Luncheon. . . The "America Come Together Luncheon For Unity and Renewal" was hosted by [Rev.] Moon's Washington Times Foundation, and attracted over 1,700 key religious right political operatives, ministers and public officials. Full story: iifwp.org gulufuture
BBC complains about Pentagon Lies
The BBC has become so concerned at false and misleading information being put out on the war against Iraq . . . An unnamed "senior BBC news source", cited by The Guardian, went further, stating: "We're getting more truth out of Baghdad than the Pentagon at the moment."
"We're absolutely sick and tired of putting things out and finding they're not true. The misinformation in this war is far and away worse than any conflict I've covered, including the first Gulf war and Kosovo."
Much of the British and US media is simply a propaganda tool of their respective military forces. Some 900 journalists and reporters are 'embedded' with US/UK troops, effectively functioning as part of an act of armed aggression against the Iraqi people and paid to conceal that fact. Full story: wsws.org
USAF Missile Attack on Kuwait Shopping Mall
Saudi radar plotted 5420 as it crossed their sovereign border on a descending course [apparently] towards southern Iraq, finally losing the picture as the cruise missile settled into the ground clutter below the radar horizon. The launch of a single weapon from the Red Sea initially puzzled them, and then later alarmed them considerably when they discovered that the main cruise missile strike on Baghdad that night, did not take place until 0330 hours (i.e. several hours after CALCM 5420 was launched).
Although they did not find out until later that day, the Saudi radar operators were right to be alarmed. At 0145 hours local time, CALCM 5420 approached Kuwait City directly from the south, and exploded on a jetty fifteen yards offshore the Souq Sharq . . .
Initially identified by Central Command as an "Iraqi Silkworm or Seersucker anti-ship cruise missile fired from the Al Faw peninsula", the attack was immediately attributed to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, the "Evil Tyrant" who was "obviously" trying to kill innocent Kuwaiti women and children in an unprotected shopping mall. . .
The strike on Kuwait initially had the Kuwaitis themselves confused, which is hardly surprising. Why would they expect their [US] "ally" to attack their own women and children?
. . . daybreak would soon reveal the serial number and type of the weapon, and Saudi radar tracking information and timing [based on precise airspeed] would prove conclusively exactly where it was launched from. Its serial number proves 5420 started out in life as an ALCM, and was the modified to carry a conventional warhead [CALCM] under classified contract number F34601-91-C-1xxx [last three digits deleted for national security reasons, and to block my extradition from Australia under the "Patriot Act"]. Full story: homepage.ntlworld.com, also homepage.ntlworld.com
Today MOAB: Tomorrow the Amalek Bomb?
March 12, 2003 The United States has also produced and tested a new bomb called "massive ordnance air blast" or MOAB. This bomb obliterates everything within 1,000 yards and flattens people, tents, light buildings, and vehicles up to one mile away. Up to 1.7 miles away, the bomb's shock waves kill people, and it causes deafness in everyone up to two miles away. (Niles Lathem, The New York Post).
Iran is Next
We ought to be very cautious about using the phrase "War on Terror." There can't be a "War on Terror" by the US. It's a logical impossibility. The Bush administration heads one of the leading terrorist states in the world. There was a terrorist act, September 11thvery anomalous, a real historic eventthe first time in history that America received the kind of attack that it carries out routinely in the rest of the world. The Bush gang happens to be an unusually corrupt administration, kind of like an Enron administration, so there's a tremendous amount of profit going into the hands of an unusually corrupt group of gangsters. You can't really have all this corruption on the front pages, so you have to keep people from thinking about it, so you go to war.
It's known that about 12% of the Israeli Air Force is in southeastern Turkey. They're there because they're preparing for the next war, against Iran. They are not worried about Iraq. Iraq they figure is a pushover, but Iran is the only country in the region the Israelis can't handle, and they've been after the US to take it on for years. According to one report, the Israeli Air Force is now flying at the Iranian border for intelligence, provocation and so on. The Israeli Air Force is bigger than the British Air Force. It's larger than any NATO air power, other than the US. Iran is next. (Noam Chomsky, Revisionist History Newsletter #27, p. 6. Powell threatens "consequences").
Comment: Iran is considering switching to euros as their oil transaction currency as of Sept 2002.
Instructing the Millennium Temple
Contrary to the Freemasons, the Jews' "Temple Mount Terrorists," and the common error of fundamental Christians (so-called), I do not hold that the millennium temple will be an actual structure like the edifice Solomon built anymore that I believe New Jerusalem, the City of God, will be a civil engineering project. But as the New Jerusalem is the individual glorified saints who comprise the Bride of Christ, I believe the millennium temple is also a symbol, and that it represents the glorified 144,000 elect Israelites, who, through its instruction will become what it signifies, as Brother Branham taught when he expounded Daniel 9:24 in his sermon, "The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel".
After Stephen's arrest and arraignment by the religious leaders of the unbelieving Jews, he recounted Israel's national history from the time when God appeared to Abraham and called him out of Mesopotamia to a land He promised his seed should possess forever; to Moses, David, and the temple Solomon built. Upon this foundation Stephen established that not only was Jesus Messiah, whom they had betrayed and murdered, the promised Seed of Abraham, but that He was the true Temple of the living God:
Acts 7:45-50, "David found favor before God and desired to find a Him a habitation. But Solomon built Him a house. However the Most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as Isaiah said, 'Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: what kind of a house will you build Me? said the Lord: and of what sort is to be the place of My rest? Have not My hands made all these things? And to whom will I have respect, but to the humble and meek, and the man that trembles at My Words'."
Jesus Christ was this Man. Isaiah 53:2, "For He grew up before God as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He had no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him." He was without sin, and more humble and meek than Moses, doing only what the Father showed Him in visions, and speaking only what was inspired to Him by the Father (John 5:19). Jesus Christ was the place of God's rest.
As those priests and elders were familiar with Isaiah, Stephen's words brought Isaiah 52 and 53 to their minds, persuading them of their guilt. These chapters foretold how by their wicked hands, Messiah would be "wounded for Israel's transgressions and bruised for their iniquities." Then having been rejected by them, "sprinkle many Goys" of Adam's race with His Blood of the New Testament so that those of us who come under His Blood shall be His seed and joint heirs with Messiah in God's promise to Abraham (Isaiah 52:15; 53:10-12; Galatians 3:16, 27-29).
Hebrews 9:9 and 11 inform us Jesus Christ came as the High Priest and Mediator of this New Testament of which we are part. With His own Blood He passed beyond the veil into the Most Holy Place of the heavenly tabernacle (God's real dwelling place), as the Israelitish high priest passed through the Holy Place into the Holy of Holies, and cleansed the heavenly sanctuary of sins animal blood could not remit, enabling the Old Testament saints to resurrect in glorified bodies.
The heavenly tabernacle is not made with human hands, yet it was the template after which Moses and Solomon fashioned a dwelling for the God of Jacob. A kind of celestial street directory, the heavenly tabernacle is illustrated with symbols to guide men back into the Presence as their nature and character conforms to those instructions, which alone can translate them into those dwelling places Jesus Christ has gone away to prepare (John 14:1-5).
Jesus Christ Himself is the Head of the corner or 'Capstone' of this temple made from the lively stones of the saints of all ages (I Peter 2:4-10). He is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of His material creation. God never changes His ways. He signified His residence in the tabernacle Moses made by overshadowing it with the Pillar of Cloud (Exodus 40:34-35). He vindicated His residence in Solomon's temple by a similar display of His Glory (I Kings 8:10-11). When Jesus became the Temple of the living God He was anointed by the Shekinah following His baptism in the Jordan by John (Revelation 3:14; Matthew 3:11-17; John 2:19-21).
The true New Testament Church, not the denominational systems, is the continuation of the same creation and dwelling place of God since it was anointed by the Shekinah Glory at its inauguration in the Upper Room (Acts 2:1-4). 144,000 elect Israelites will see the same sign when the Glory returns to them, but they will not receive their glorified bodies until the Seventh Vial and Sixth Seal have separated the "saved," and purged this earth for the millennium (Ezekiel 43:1-2; Revelation 15:8). In the Millennium and eternity, the New Jerusalem, God's dwelling place, will be anointed by His Glory (Revelation 21:23-25).
II Corinthians 5:1-2, "We know that if our earthly habitation of mortal flesh should pass away, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling" (Romans 8:17-23; I Corinthians 6:19).
The Glory of God is Christ. He is the mystery of the fullness of God's own nature and character revealed in the virgin-born flesh of one Man. The glory of Christ is His Bride who together reveal His nature and character. II Corinthians 5:16-17, "Henceforth know we no man after the flesh . . . if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold all things have become new." Colossians 1:27, "The glorious riches of the mystery of the new birth among we Gentiles, is Christ in us, the hope of glory".
In 574BC, Ezekiel was caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's Day to see how God's Glory would return to dwell with and in Israel. Likewise between AD95-96 John, representing Christ's end-time Bride, was caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's day and witnessed the same vision from our perspective whereby we understood the birthright has crossed from Israel to the younger, Gentile Church. John describes the return of God's Glory to Israel in Revelation 7:1-8 and 11:19.
Ezekiel 43:1-9, "After (measuring the temple) the angel brought me to the gate facing the east. Suddenly, the Glory of the God of Israel appeared from the east (Revelation 7:2): His Voice was like a sound of many waters: and the earth shone with His Glory (Revelation 14:2). This was similar to the vision I had seen when he came to foretell the destruction Jerusalem, and the vision I had seen beside the river Chebar: and I fell upon my face. And the Glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east.
Then the Spirit caught me up and brought me into the inner court, and the Glory of the Lord filled the temple. And I heard the Lord speaking to me from within the temple, and the man (who had been measuring) was still standing beside me.
And the Lord said to me, Son of man, this is the place of My throne, and My footstool, where I shall remain, living among the children of Israel for ever. They and their kings will no longer defile my holy Name through their adulterous worship of other gods, or with the high places erected by their kings. They have built their idol temples beside My own, separated only by a wall, and because they have profaned My Name by their abominations I consumed them in My anger. Let them put away their idolatry and the monuments of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever".
Here the seer is comparing the return of the Glory and its manifestation with the visions he saw by the river Chebar, showing its departure, when God turned Jerusalem over to destruction (Ezekiel 1:28; 9:1-5; 10:18-19; 11:22-23). Whereas in Ezekiel 1:28, he fell down before the majesty of God's anger: here in Ezekiel 43:3, he does obeisance before the majesty of God appearing in grace to take His rest in His elect 144,000. Here on earth, which is His footstool, God will dwell among the Children of Israel for ever in the glorified form of Christ and His Bride.
The Ark in the Holy of Holies of Solomon's temple was a type of Christ. The shittim wood represented His humility in humanity overlaid and united with the gold of His deity, and anointed by the Shekinah Glory. Within the Ark was the Word of God, for Christ was the Logos made flesh in whom dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. By His sides, typed by the two cherubim overshadowing the Ark with wings, stand the two witnesses to Israel, representing the fruit of the Old and New Testaments as in Zechariah 4 and in the vision Jesus showed His three disciples on mount Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8).
Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel is the necessary prelude to the return of the Glory to permanently overshadow His glorified saints upon their physical return in the millennium. As John represented the end-time Bride, Ezekiel represents 144,000 elect Israelites. As God showed John a preview of the revelation we are now seeing and fulfilling, and commanded him to write it down for our benefit, God here shows Ezekiel a preview of the revelation that Israel's two witnesses will present to the 144,000 in the days of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to them.
By revelation, Israel sees Christ and His Bride, their Son of David coming to reign over them with His Queen. "His Voice is like the sound of many waters" the fulfillment of Revelation 22:17-19, "the Spirit and the Bride say the same thing" for we are in the unity of the faith (John 17:21-26; I Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:13; Revelation 22:17-19). "Many waters" are the thousands times thousands of saints harvested from nine dispensations within the Gentile Church whose dispensational revelations all agree in one harmonious Voice of the "common faith" as opposed to the confused Babel of numerous denominational strivings for individual glory (Daniel 7:10; Revelation 1:15).
Because of this unity "the earth shone with His Glory," rather than the presumed glory of rabbis, popes and prelates (Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 18:1). This Scripture is set after the mid-point of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Rome has broken her covenant with the "Jews;" Israel's two prophets have been slain and physically resurrected in the sight of all: the 144,000 elect Israelites are born-again, Rome and the United States of America are about to be obliterated by nuclear attacks, and the Sword of God's Word is about to slay His enemies.
Ezekiel is shown in the temple pattern, symbols that pertain to God's promises to Israel after they are reconciled to Him, born-again, martyred, and resurrected in glorified flesh (Ezekiel 37:23-28; 29:24-29; 36:20-38; 16; 20), and that He will dwell in their midst. When their hearts are no longer as stone, but tender and fleshly, they will be His temple as the Gentile Church is now (I Corinthians 6:19). However Israel can never be Christ's Bride for the Wedding comes to pass before Israel's blindness is healed. They will be designated special servants to the Bride as the eunuchs were special servants in the harem of an oriental potentate (Revelation 19:1-7; 14:1-5).
Neither God nor the Son of David will tabernacle among Israel as in the days of the kings who set high places of idolatry in proximity to Jehovah's dwelling place (Ezekiel 43:7-9). God now instructs Ezekiel to show this holy temple to Israel, so that they may recognize their shame and the sins of their forefathers, and come to repentance and atonement (Zechariah 12:7-13:9). Ezekiel 43:10-12, "You, Son of man, describe the temple I have shown you to the house of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them carefully study its appearance and accurately measure the pattern. And if they are truly ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the temple, and the arrangement of it; explain to them the details of its construction, its doors and entrances, and everything about it. Write down in their sight all the directions and rules for them to keep. This is the primary Law of the temple; the whole area round about the top of the Mountain shall be Most Holy. This is the Law of the house of God".
It is not stated that Israel is to build another temple but that God is going to bring to realization His fantasy of the ideal Israel symbolized to Ezekiel in this perfectly proportioned temple. This signifies to sinful, idolatrous Israel, that Jehovah still desires to dwell in the House of Israel. And that His grace, in contrast with their iniquities, will bring them to shame, so "that the goodness of God leads them to repentance" (Ezekiel 36:31-32; Romans 2:4).
Each feature of this architectural model is in harmony with every other edifice of the building (Ephesians 4:11-16). Like the mantra of architect Walter Gropius, "form follows function" such that each part of the structure strengthens and edifies the other members in a practical, positive manner (II Timothy 3:16).
The high mountain, for example, on which the house is situated cries "set your desires heavenward" (Matthew 6:19-21). The wall that surrounded the whole proclaims: "You shall be holy, for I am holy" (Leviticus 20:26; Ezekiel 42:20). The guard rooms of the gates embody the words: "Without are sodomites, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, murderers, idolaters and liars" (Revelation 21:27; 22:15; Zechariah 14:20-21). The chambers for the people in the outer court preached: "Rejoice before the Lord always" and: "Be thankful" (Philippians 4:4; Colossians 3:15). The arrangements for the priests reminded of sin, and demanded that one should consecrate himself to God in the burnt-offering, presenting to Him always the thank-offering and meat-offering of good works (Romans 12:1-2). While the altar of incense proclaimed to all: "Pray without ceasing" (I Thessalonians 5:17).
Ezekiel was to show the symbolic form of the temple to those who were really penitents, to write God's instructions for holy living and transform the vision of the temple into the description we have before us now. Israel was to keep and do every Word of these ordinances in contrast with the Law of Moses which they did not keep, and to become written epistles of God's instructions, whereby His Word will build them into the temple or dwelling place of the holy God. For what has been represented on the head of the mountain (and head article of this doctrineEzekiel 40:2) applies to everything within the whole boundary of the land marked out, for the temple is "Most Holy" (Ezekiel 45:1-3). This indicates that Israel is to be holy as God is holy, for even the courts are holy so that the perfection of the new temple is the literal fulfillment of the old in the redemption of Israel. And the least among God's elect is greater than the most prominent of the "saved" who, following the White Throne Judgment, shall dwell without the walls (Matthew 11:11; Revelation 21:24-27).
God's elect, the Old Testament saints, His Bride, and the 144,000 Israelites, will dwell in the New Jerusalem throughout eternity bathed in the radiant Light of the Shekinah Glory (Revelation 21:23). "We are the chosen offspring of Christ by the spoken Word, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, God's own purchased, special people; that we should show forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous Light" (I Peter 2:9).
This is not the vision of a temple that is to be constructed from masonry but of a pattern which God is going to realize in Israel when they put away sin from their midst and give Him the supreme place in their hearts. The whole scheme is loaded with lessons of instruction, and inlaid with principles of holiness, which is the grand and distinguishing feature of the future, as contrasted with the past: the vision of a general and all-pervading holiness. The Law consisted in the whole of the temple mount being "most holy," and there is but one "Most Holy" which is God, here manifest in Jesus Christ and His Bride. This characteristic is not confined to the Holy of Holies as it was in Solomon's temple made with hands: it is to embrace the entire precincts occupied by the symbolical institutions of the Kingdomthat eternal temple not made with hands. Chambers allotted to the priests, and even the courts trodden by the people, as well as the immediate dwelling-place of Jehovah, are to share the same character of holiness. For God is the all in all to every elect (Ephesians 4:6).
Jesus showed John a vision of Himself returning to earth with His glorified Bride to defeat Israel's enemies by the Word and set up His millennium rule, taking their residence in the temple of 144,000 elect Israelites by their faith in this revelation. This is His 'parousia' to Israel as Son of David with His Bride and Queen. It is this revelation of the Stone coming to smite the image from Nebuchadnezzar's dream that regenerates Israel in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Christ's 'parousia' or Word Coming to Israel brings judgment on the nations, and His Word slays His enemies. It is because Armageddon destroys all life on earth that Satan is bound, since he is powerless so long as his subjects are in the grave. After the Millennium they will be raised in the general resurrection for the White Throne Judgment; then together they are cast into the lake of Fire where even the memory of them will be annihilated.
God's dwelling place is where God and His Family are worshipped together. It is the New Jerusalem that will rest upon a 1,500 mile high mount Zion. When Abraham sought that City in Canaan land he was unable to locate it because it was still above him in another dimension. Now he is in that City and will return in the millennium and live in that Most Holy Place.
David wanted to build a temple for the Lord but because he had shed much blood, God would not permit him. Speaking through Nathan the prophet, God said, "After you die, I will place one of your sons upon your throne, and I will make his kingdom strong. He shall build Me a temple, and I will establish his royal line forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son: and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from Saul. I will establish him over My house and over My kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore" (I Chronicles 17:11-14).
Solomon, David's natural son built the Lord a temple. But David's greater Son told Israel there would come a time when not one stone of that temple would be left upon another, and He tried to point them to another temple, the Temple of His Body, the sum of redemption and Deity, for it is the Logos manifest in glorified flesh.
Revelation 21:1-4: John saw the Body "coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And a great Voice out of heaven said, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them. And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away".
As there can be no more death or pain in the millennium, we know that the instructions God gave Israel through Ezekiel for sacrifice in the millennium temple are emblematic of His standard of sanctification: requiring men to "present their bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is their reasonable service. And not be conformed to this world: but transformed by the renewing of their mind, that they may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:1-2).
When these old tabernacles of flesh have passed away, or when Israel's 144,000 elect have been born-again in one day, and are dead to the senses of their mortal spirit and flesh, the true Son of David will come to His Templethe real Tabernacle of God that Jesus went away to build. John 14:2, "In My Father's house are many mansions . . . For whom God did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called them He has also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified . . . if this were not foreordained I would have told you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you unto Myself that where I am, you may be also."
Jesus was speaking of the millennium when the true Seed of David will take His throne, which is this earth, and reign over the Church as His Bride, in the house with Him, and over the twelve tribes of Israel. In is in the millennium that Israel is a nation, "and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose".
Neither David nor Solomon could build the true temple of God, and neither can we because we too are born in sin. Only Jesus Christ, David's greater Son, is able through the spoken Word received by grace through faith. He has been constructing the City for 2,000 years. After we leave this earth for the Wedding Supper He will gather his material for a temple that will be erected in one day (Isaiah 66:8). When that temple of the living God returns back to earth in the beautiful City of gold, righteousness shall reign through Christ.
"From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" seventy weeks or 490 prophetic years were allotted to Israel and Jerusalem. Only half a week or three and a half years remain in which the 144,000 elect Israelites must recognize God's sixfold purpose (Daniel 9:24). The rest of the week takes in their arrest and martyrdom, Armageddon, and the dawning of the millennium. The Most Holy sanctuary and dwelling place of the Lord, is New Jerusalem that comes down from God out of heavenChrist and His Bride who will dwell in the hearts of the 144,000, whose quickening consecrates them as God's millennium temple. This glorified human temple becomes a component of New Jerusalem in the millennium for the whole boundary of the mountain shall be "Most Holy" (Exodus 19:12; Hebrews 12:20).
The Millennium is typed by the seventh day of Israel's feast of Tabernacles which will constitute the sabbath or rest for redeemed creation, and the thousand-year honeymoon of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride. Israel celebrated their passage through the desert on their way to Canaan when they lived in tents. This is commemorated with joy and thanksgiving for the harvest, which was the seal of their rest in a permanent inheritance, and their transition from nomadic to agricultural life. It is also known as the feast of Booths, which the Hebrews erect at this time, for the booth, like the tent, is a temporary dwelling made from autumn bowers picked after the fruit harvest to make a fair representation of camp life in the desert.
In Matthew 23:37-39 Jesus said, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them who are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! See now! Your house is left unto you desolate, for you shall not see Me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord".
Psalm 118:14-29 depicts Israel's elect recognizing Jesus Christ as the Light of the world, joyfully exclaiming "Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord"! This prophecy is played out by Hebrews each year at the feast of Tabernacles, the congregation waving palm leaves at appropriate verses while the choir sings Psalm 118. The harvest of first fruits to the Lord is completed with the new birth of Israel's 144,000 at this time in their annual cycle of feasts. How they will rejoice in their salvation, though they must surrender their lives, for they are not entering the rest of old Canaan Land, but a millennium of rest in a Canaan restored to its Edenic state.
When the temple is instructed to perfection by God's spoken Word, not constructed by human hands, the joy of Israel's salvation will "anoint the Most Holy"New Jerusalem. First by their faith, for the Glory of God will reign in their hearts; then by sight. "At that time they shall call New Jerusalem the throne of the Lord" because He will dwell there in Christ and His Bride (Jeremiah 3:12-18). "Behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy" (Isaiah 65:17-25). nl268.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.