The 5th Trumpet and Plague
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
What Is the Key to the Bottomless Pit?
First of all, What Is the Bottomless Pit?
Stated directly to the point, the Bottomless Pit is a metaphor to symbolize the undetermined end to the Times of the Gentiles, the end to the Seven Times more judgment of Leviticus 26:18-39. It is undetermined and unknown prior to the Second Coming of Messiah, therefore bottomless. It is opened consequent upon the fulfillment of March 18, 1984 through December 3, 1987, with the secret return of Messiah.
We recall that from 607 to 537 BCE was the 70 years of the Babylonian Captivity as a probationary judgment according to Leviticus 26:14-17, Jeremiah 25:1-11, and Jeremiah 29:10-14. Not finding repentance and the understanding of truth in Israel, Daniel received the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 which Zionist interpreted to their own designs, thus bringing on the Seven Times of Leviticus 26:18-39. This ran from spring, March 18, 537 BCE, Nisan Preparation Day and Passover for that year, until the return of Messiah spring, March 18, 1984, Purim for that year, completing the 7 x 360 or 2520 years. Messiah is the one with the Key to the Bottomless Pit, which is the understanding revealing the date of March 18, 1984 from which we have the accurate counting of the timings, both the Last Half of Daniel 70th Week and the 2300 days. It also revealed that from the Call of Abraham in 1925 BCE unto the death of Messiah in spring, 30 CE was 1954 years, yielding 1954 years from 30 CE to spring 1984 as well. It is the answer to the Fifth Seal as to “how long” until deliverance would be present in Messiah whereby the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses would be confirmed to bring in the blessing of Daniel 9:24. Once fulfilling the Covenant of God with Israel and coming to the 1335th day and leaving the Holy Land, the judgment set in according to Daniel 7:24-27, the “Last End of the Indignation” specified in Daniel 8:16-19.
The Bottomless Pit Opened Bringing Judgment
The Last End of the Indignation
Therefore, the Bottomless Pit is opened upon Messiah leaving Israel in expectation that “there will be no blessing until this abomination (the government of the Zionist State, the league of Israel with Revived Rome / UN in control of the Holy Temple Mount) is removed” as he stated on his exit. It was at that time the Arab Intifada-uprising ensued in the Holy Land against the Zionist State bringing world attention from that point leading to American and UN involvement moving toward a Palestinian State through “peace talks.” At the same time, Michael began to have revealed to him the full significance of his physical 34th birthday of March 18, 1984, therefore beginning his 35th year, with regard to Leviticus 26:18-39 and judgment beginning as declared in Daniel 7:24-27, upon the completion of the “time times and the dividing of time.” Prior to this time, and before December 3, 1987 and his exit from the Holy Land there was no clear enlightenment of these subjects and scriptures. It is hence we have stated that within the 20 years beginning from December 3, 1987, with December 4 being the first day of those 20 years, the revelation began disclosing to Messiah what was not given in understanding during the First Half of his ministry in 26-30 CE. Again, we say that this revelation was contingent upon, and given after, the completion of the full 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27, confirming the blessing and its release as the result of that fulfillment, the consummation of the entire confirmation for that completed 70th Week, .
Let any Preterists take note that the clear pointer to their erroneous conclusion of all of the 70 Weeks being over in the First Ministry of Christ is in the fact that Jesus DID NOT KNOW all mysteries at that time, and case in point: the end to the Times of the Gentiles and therefore the time of the Second Coming. Why? The 70 Weeks WERE NOT COMPLETED; therefore, there could not be full disclosure. This is stipulated as a consequence and result ONLY of the completion of the 70 Weeks and not before.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
The Final Sequence
Opening the bottomless pit by fulfilling the Covenant 70th Week of Daniel and coming to the 1335th day, THEN set in motion that which remained of Ezekiel 14:1-11, the collapse of the Zionist ideology in the Third Overturning of Ezekiel 21:24-27. This would reveal in due process, “he whose right it is” to whom God has given the authority to reign. Again, we repeat Michael’s word just prior to our departure from the Holy Land on December 3, 1987:
There will be no blessing until this abomination is removed.
Therefore, as we have stated earlier, while Michael was receiving further understanding from this time of our departure pivoting on the date of March 18, 1984 as the end of the Times of the Gentiles, it also being the critical marker for the count of other timings as we have explained in our earlier Sections, the judgment to so remove the abomination in the way of the blessing began just after December 3, 1987, the day of our departure, and ran parallel. It will continue to run parallel until it has fulfilled its mission. We will now concern this publication with the presentation of the removal of the hinderer to blessing, as so characterized by the Apostle Paul in II Thessalonians 2 as “he that letteth,” meaning “he that hinders.” We will reveal as well, just where we stand in that process as of the release of this publication.
Prelude to the Last End of the Indignation,
When the Judgment Shall Sit
A Quick Review of the Mindset of the Man of Sin,
The History of Zionism from the Bible Record
The Mystery of Iniquity in Brief Overview
At the Beginning
In review of all that took place up to December 3, 1987 just before Michael and the author left the Holy Land, we see the march of the Man of Sin, called also the Mystery of Iniquity by Apostle Paul in II Thessalonians 2, which began to work, although not called “Zionism” at that time, extending from its first roots in the Garden of Eden. There Adam and Eve succumbed to the seduction of their five senses trusting in their own decision-making process under the illusion of self-determination, freewill, and choice. They abandoned the meticulous Sovereignty of God their Creator, believing instead that they were separate entities and could decide for themselves and thus affect God by their decisions and works.
At the Time of the Exodus from Egypt
The roots of the Zionist mindset that begin with Adam and Eve and their departure from the Sovereignty of God, are seen within the ranks of the children of Israel, as the worship of the Golden Calf in their honoring the vehicle of the cattle that carried them as beasts of burden out of Egypt rather than the Creator, God their True Deliverer. This error later expanded into the democratic concept that the collective company of Israel was authoritative to deliver itself within the claims of Korah’s rebellion. His proposed expanded leadership, of 250 princes with others, stood against the deliverance and authority established by many witnesses prior to that time in Moses as their divinely appointed leader, as recorded in the 16th chapter of the Book of Numbers, in the early history of Israel under Moses in the wilderness exodus from Egypt.
At the Time of the Persian Empire
Centuries later as we presented in Section IV of this publication, the entrenched concept of the Zionists was seen as an attempt to affect the prophecies of God in order to fulfill the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses in manners and ways that “think to change times and laws” within that Covenant, as stated in Daniel 7:24-27. They proceeded to instill in Cyrus, King of Persia that he was the Messiah promised to deliver Israel. They then went ahead of time by one year to make a return to Jerusalem with a literal interpretation of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy within their own imagination without waiting for Daniel to receive a clear understanding about the prophecy. That interpretation, taking the shape of a literal count of 490 days instead of the proper 490 years, led them to push passed Daniel’s objections and brought on the further judgment starting in spring 537 BCE as we have discussed in great length in all the earlier Sections to this publication. This was an extension of the same mindset that produced the Golden Calf as a means of worshipping God. In other words, those that worshipped the Golden Calf were not saying the Calf was God. They were using the Golden Calf to worship God through a channel or physical representation whereby the spiritual God could be perceived. The physical representation was of their own design and reasoning and the work of their hands in fabrication. It then was used as the channel and link to approach God. As Aaron stated at that time when initiating the celebration, it was “a feast unto the Lord.” In using Cyrus, King of Persia, it was the same thing again. He was their figurehead Messiah used, even as the Golden Calf, whereby they could affect the prophecy, as they understood the 70 Weeks, and return to the Jerusalem as they did.
At the Time of the First Ministry of Messiah
About 5 plus centuries later we came to the time of Messiah from 26-30 CE and the move of Zionists in league with the Old Roman Empire. Their methods and ways of operating developed from their earlier roots are played out at the time of Messiah to be that of traditions and oral Torah of the Jews, “supposedly” given by Moses outside of the written five books of Moses or written Torah, orally passed on through the leadership of Scribes and Pharisees. It is administered over the people in a small, collective body of the elite leadership called the “Sanhedrin,” standing against Messiah, as those of old stood against Moses. It is the Golden Calf again in that it is that which they have designed and fabricated to approach God and affect prophecy. As stated in the verses we have mentioned numerous times, John 11:45-53 and John 19:15, that league with Rome and their MO, the Golden Calf once more, brought them to rejection of Messiah, the same way their efforts stood against God in truth and Moses, thus polluting the sanctuary of their strength April 3, 30 CE, Preparation Day, Nissan 14, delivering Messiah to Rome for execution and publicly declaring their allegiance to Caesar. We saw it was the Korah syndrome again as entrenched in the Cyrus move of 539-537 BCE that evolved to establish a collective messiah leadership in the Sanhedrin, Chief Priests, Scribes and Pharisees, administering oral Torah over the people, which Jesus called their “traditions” which made void the commandments of God, that not only rejected Messiah, but opposed and persecuted the believers in Messiah.
Gap between 70 CE and 1948
In the period or the gap between the Old Roman Empire and Revived Rome / UN we have the addition of Kabbalah – Zohar, that is celebrated every year in commemoration called LagBaOmer that we exposed in depth in Section III that is a means of channeling into the presence of God as its adherents in Israel perceive and believe it. We showed how it is the same concept as when Aaron set up the Golden Calf as a means to declare a “feast to the Lord” with fires for burnt offerings on the 32nd and principally the eve of the 33rd day from the day they left Egypt. Celebrated even in our days with bonfires after sundown of the 32nd or in the early night hours beginning the 33rd day in the manner they count the omer, in violation, ignoring the weekly Sabbaths as their counting standard since the 2nd Century CE when these Kabballah – Zohar writings became basically canonized, it is the Golden Calf alternate channeling all over again. Section III details this clearly as we have stated showing ironically, but not without Divine Purpose, that the first or original incident is recorded in Exodus 32-33 and occurred on the 32nd and 33rd day of Israel’s journey from Egypt. It is the mindset of self-determination once again attempting to interpret the relationship of Israel with God via this addition of Kabbalah – Zohar to the oral-Torah traditions as authoritative writings, all of which have superseded the written Torah in precedence, as of this current hour of the writing of this publication before the reader here.
At the End Time and Second Ministry of Messiah
Since or including 70 CE we have two overturnings, two destroyers in Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE and then Titus in 70 CE, with the third awaiting the end time according to Ezekiel 21:24-27. It is this final destroyer and overturning which concerns us now in our publication as we discuss the Fifth Trumpet and Plague and the final judgment, the Last End of the Indignation which it introduces to bring us to “He Whose Right It Is,” to rule and bring blessing to the world. Therefore, we have the judgment beginning in the Fifth Trumpet / Plague to affect the Zionists among the overall ranks of national Israel at the end time presently upon us.
Again, the Importance of Ezekiel 14:1-11
In the course of this exposure of the Mystery of Iniquity, we have introduced the key scripture of Ezekiel 14:1-11. This is the text from the Law and the Prophets from which Paul bases his instructions and warnings to the Thessalonians in II Thessalonians 2. Here the central concept was that the Elders of Zion, purporting to affect their plan and have it accepted of God, came to inquire of God through the Prophet Ezekiel in an iniquitous manner. This has set the whole tenor of what transpired since 594 BCE when they so came to Ezekiel as it unfolds and occurs within the three overturnings of Ezekiel 21:24-27. This meeting was about a decade before the destruction of 586 BCE, First Overturning. We see it played out again in the Cyrus Deception in 539 to 537 BCE bringing them into the judgment of the Seven Times more of Leviticus 26:18-39. From there it reared its head again at the time of Messiah’s First Ministry and was answered by the Second Overturning in 70 CE. Kabbalah – Zohar established in the 2nd century CE is the classic example among others of Ezekiel 14:1-11, an unauthorized or alternate iniquitous approach to God for answers. Here at the End Time before us, we have the full blown and final-end consequent upon the obstruction in the way of Messiah’s Second Ministry which is being answered with its final demise in the Third Overturning of the Last End of the Indignation. The answer the Elders of Zion have received according to Ezekiel 14 has been by deception direct from God due to their approaching Him in this manner. That deception entailed seemingly blessing their plan at first with success only to have it fail in the end. However, the purpose behind its failure was for the lesson to be learned so that they would never seek this avenue again. This would leave God’s Sovereignty to stand alone as the eternal life that would prevail and be triumphant.
The Dragon – The Beast – The False Prophet
These metaphors that are used particularly in Daniel and clearly in Revelation describe the final makeup of the Man of Sin – The Mystery of Iniquity at its full-blown development, where it is exposed and destroyed once and for all by the Word of the Messiah. The revelation of truth from Michael reveals and removes that Man of Sin and exposes the Mystery plainly, so that it no longer deceives or remains in mystery form.
The Dragon / Serpent / Devil
The Dragon, also termed the Serpent and the Devil, is the First Element and appears as the thought process or mindset of Adam when he imbibes the doctrine of self-determination, freewill, and choice, believing himself to be a separate entity apart from God and therefore as a god to decide his own standards of good and evil and procreate the race of humanity. The Dragon is that mindset of free moral agency usurping the place of God and His Sovereignty as if man is, himself, God or a minor god apart, and acting apart, from the overall will of God, the Creator. It is the immature state of man that has not arrived at the status in view when God said, “let us make man in our image and likeness.” Adam did not make it to that status but thought he HAD arrived and so acted accordingly, from which we have the last 6000 years of recorded Bible history. From this record, we are shown just exactly what it would be in perpetuity if God was not sovereign and did not have a further process to finish the Sixth Day of Creation in bringing man fully to that final objective as God first stated it. Messiah, via the correct Spirit respecting God’s Sovereignty, is that one in God’s image and likeness; it WAS NOT Adam, but rather the 2nd Man or the Last Adam, Messiah. The spirit or mindset or thought process of Adam as seen in the Garden of Eden is the Dragon and Serpent and Devil.
The Beast is simply the agent in which that mindset works and operates. Again, we quote the very revealing verse on this subject:
Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.
The key to man’s existence as either a beast or a Son of God is the seat of understanding. If he is in the mindset of the Dragon, man is the most subtle and devious beast of the field. Unlike the animals of lower order, he has the ability to connive and invent schemes to accomplish his ends which are NOT within the First Two or Great Commandments, as we have revealed behind the First and Second Seal. Therefore, he crawls on his belly or operates simply to satisfy his bestial lust for power, and the ability to feed his insatiable desires without consideration of treating others as he would want to be treated. All is done for the big “I” overriding the little “you.”
On the other hand, if he is in the mindset of God as a Son of God having arrived at full status via the proper understanding within Messiah being placed within him or stated another way – “he has the Holy Spirit,” the First Two or Great Commandments ARE his mindset and orientation whereupon all he strives to accomplish is within that orientation. It is evidenced by chiefly the Second Commandment in treating others as he would want to be treated.
In the broader scope of all humanity, the governments of the world being in the Dragon mindset as well, when controlling the Holy Land over the many centuries, are depicted as “beasts” as we see in Daniel and Revelation. Therefore, the most revealing verse here is Revelation 13:2c
“… and the Dragon gave him (the beast) his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
The record is clear through history of all great empires and their eventual demise. It is the Dragon mentality or thought process within the vehicle of the Beast to arise and conquer, believing this is their right, primarily because they can so operate and are successful in domination militarily. However, given time, they all disintegrate into oblivion to be taken over by the next successful military power and so on and on it goes. Why? It is plainly because it is the Dragon, the mindset of immature man thinking he has arrived when he has not, that gives these kingdoms or “beasts,” down through the ages, their power, and seat, and authority. The immature, childish motivation behind the best of empires soon surfaces and destroys them, mainly through weakness created by internal corruption, as we see from the pages of history played out even today in many countries. The Beast is but the vehicle whereby the Dragon mindset inhabits and operates. The beast is no longer a beast when he has placed within him the mindset of God or the same mind and view as in Messiah. He is then transformed into the fullness that God had in view when He said: “let us make man in our image and likeness.” Man is then properly, via that indwelling of God called the “Holy Spirit,” a Son of God.
The False Prophet
Here is Ezekiel 14 in full view: The mind of immature man – the Dragon now steps into the place of God believing he can affect the Creator and therefore be a minor god in control. The instrument wielded by the False Prophet in order to accomplish his main work is the Word of God, however interpreted by his own understanding. As we have shown, this leads to open idolatry in claims of channeling through alternate means while at the same time claiming respect for the Written Word or the Law and the Prophets. Using the Law and the Prophets manipulatively is represented in its raw and clear form in the confrontation between Satan and Christ in the wilderness temptation as Satan says, “it is written,” as depicted in Luke 4:10 and earlier in the Garden with the Serpent / Dragon as “hath God said?” The Dragon mindset, in the bestial man using the façade of Divine authority in deception over the people, is the False Prophet. He could not so operate without this instrument of the written Word wielded over them by his great authority or HIS understanding to interpret per HIS knowledge of the Holy Script, turning it to HIS own designs to enforce bestial desires according to his dragon or serpentine mindset.
13 Then said I (Jeremiah), Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, . .
2 Corinthians 4:2
But (the true believers) have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
The principal characters, using the word of God deceitfully throughout history, have been the elders of Israel claiming divine insight to guide the people. Following suit, we have the clergy of Christianity as well, anyone taking authority by the use of Holy Writ in their unauthorized hands for interpretation, thus taking rule in the name of religion over the people. Both are seen in Ezekiel 14; one is the “elders” of Israel and the other is the “strangers” that sojourn among them. In the broad scope of Ezekiel 14, and its application through to the end time, this includes the strangers of the Gentiles claiming access to the Covenant through the Gospel of Grace since 30 CE.
The Threefold Cord of Deception
Therefore, by the time we come to this final hour we can untwist or unravel the strong cord of deception to see these individual strands by Michael’s exposure of same. There are these three:
1. The Dragon as the brain, mindset, and motivation,
2. The Beast as the vehicle to carry out those motivations,
3. And finally, the False Prophet to manipulate the very Words of God to support those motivations of the Dragon and actions taken by the Beast.
Now the question: How do we defeat this Deception?
The Book before us, Revelation, says in Chapter 3 that Messiah has overcome and sat down in his Father’s Throne, where we too will sit if we overcome. It is done by reversing the process just given above in the threefold cord of deception. Starting at the False Prophet, we eliminate listening to him any longer by virtue of the fact made clear so many times in this publication, HE HAS NO AUTHORITY TO TEACH US!!! He is not Michael of Daniel 10:21 and Daniel 12:1-7 that IS given the place of broadcasting the power of those that are holy or set apart for service to God. By the way . . . that is all of mankind eventually, now isn’t it? What did God say in Genesis but “let us make man in our image and likeness.” That is all of us. That is the goal in view eventually according to Jeremiah 31:34, Zephaniah 3:9, and Zechariah 14:9. Stated even more simply by the Apostle Peter:
II Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.
“God is not willing that any should perish.” Now God will have His will accomplished by His Word!!! Even the Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet are but terms of mankind in various roles in their immature state awaiting arrival to the goal God has established and WILL accomplish. Not listening to the False Prophet but rather Messiah, Michael the Great Prince, we have put within the Beast of the field of the physical man the proper understanding and mindset of the Holy Spirit - the full mindset of God within the concept of maturity as stated in “let us make man in our image and likeness.” Therefore, the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet are removed and replaced. The Holy Spirit or Christ in us, the Mindset of truth, replaces the Dragon. A new born Son of God replaces the Beast that is without understanding that perishes. A witness of truth speaking truth according to the Word of God and not a private interpretation without proper authority, but rather within the same view and understanding of Messiah, Michael the Great Prince, replaces the False Prophet. Thereby, all of mankind will have one understanding. As Zephaniah 3:9 states it: Speak with one consent in a pure language or speak according to truth.
THIS is the end in view as the final product which exposes and destroys and removes forever the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet, and consequently removes as well, the Mystery of Iniquity as no longer a “mystery,” but rather the end of the process of Ezekiel 14:1-11. This, in turn, leaving us to never depart into the mindset of Adam again, which is the mindset of the beasts that perish; hence, none perish by coming to maturity / Son of God status. Now that this review has been stated, let us move on with the actual events that bring this about.
Slain Just as the Earlier Jews of 70 CE
The Zionists have dominated and swayed the vast majority of Israel, those colloquially called “Jews,” both in the Holy Land and in the world at large, to their general line of thinking by the time we come to the end time. This majority understands today’s scenario and worldview per what they have been given in partial understanding concerning the Covenant of God with Israel. They are therefore the brethren of those represented in the “souls under the altar” behind the Fifth Seal. Those behind that Seal are told to wait until their brethren are slain, as they also were, before justification will be rendered with regard to all they have heretofore endured and suffered. We understand that this “slaying” is spiritually being separated from what THEY have been given to perceive as their standing with God through the Holy Mount or Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem or original, historic Jerusalem comprising what is called today “East Jerusalem.” They are Jews that were blinded according to Romans 9-11 to the First Ministry of Messiah and were under the authority of the leadership in league with Rome, as we have described above, that swayed the people and prevailed in the decision to reject Jesus as Messiah. They were slain and cut off from what they understood as their link with God physically in 70 CE. Therefore, their descendants, since that time, accented today by the Zionist takeover in Jerusalem and the Holy Mount, in particular in 1967, remain with their understanding regarding the Law of Moses and the Temple orientation around that Holy Mount in Jerusalem. This has progressed within Zionist means and has been given apparent success according to Ezekiel 14:1-11. It is time for the brethren, of those under the altar that were slain in 70 CE, cutting them off from their center with God as they understand it, to also now be slain in the same manner, cut off from the Holy Mount and their control of it.
Looming Final Judgment
It is the THIRD overturning, removing the Holy Mount in East Jerusalem from Zionist control, that brings an end to that government due to its impotence and inability to deliver in the long run. This is the overall concern in finality of the judgment beginning with the Fifth Trumpet / Plague. Since the takeover of that area in 1967 CE in the Six-Day-War, the Willful King of Daniel 11:36-45, the Zionist government in league with the Revived Roman world, the United Nations in control of the Arab, ten countries and kings in the Holy Land, established his palace or stronghold in the “glorious holy mountain” – East Jerusalem and the Holy Mount in military occupation. This area and site of the ancient Temple of Solomon is the finer point and main thrust of the entire move of Zionism, which, in broader terms as stated in Daniel 7:24-27 in the Six-Day-War, took over the area of ancient Judea and Samaria, including the Holy Mount, all identified within the West Bank territories, along with the Gaza Strip. In so broadening our view, we find that three kings were “plucked up” or “subdued,” which were portions of Syria, Jordan and Egypt. We are now considering how Ezekiel 14:1-11 and the deception that looked so successful is soured and turned back upon the Zionists, thus losing the Holy Mount to international designs. As just stated above, this is the goal also given to those under the altar in the 5th Seal, expressing to them that they must wait until their brethren, the Jews of the end time, are cutoff or slain as to their relationship with God through the Holy Mount in Jerusalem, even as those Jews of 70 CE also were.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and repented not of their deeds.
We will comment on these passages as a whole and not interpose comments as has been our practice until now. The following passages also will not be reproduced, but we will quote certain verses as needed from Daniel 7:24-27, Daniel 8:23-25, Daniel 11:36-45, Isaiah 28:1-22 and Revelation 17.
Understanding the Fifth Trumpet / Plague
The Short Bed
In Isaiah 28 we have in verse 20:
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
This is in reference to the looming judgment upon the Zionists as it approaches and intensifies. Therefore, we have a darkening out of the sun and the air in the Fifth Trumpet matched by darkness on the “seat of the beast” in the Fifth Plague. We must again remember Prophecy 101 to keep our eyes between the rivers of the Nile and Euphrates. Thus, we can see that the seat of the beast is understood to be Jerusalem under the Zionist government controlling the Holy Mount, ultimately paying homage to Revived Rome / UN, with its religious head in the Vatican City of literal Rome, and its executive head located in Washington, DC, militarily, and finally legislatively in New York, NY, USA via the UN legislature and building. Moreover, we also must keep in mind that the authority by which the Zionist government exists is by mandate of the 1947 UNGA Resolution 181. This is portrayed in Revelation 13 as the Beast Out of the Earth, the Zionist State, operating by the power or authority of the Beast Out of the Sea, the United Nations of Revived Rome controlling the ten kings (Arab nations) between the rivers of the Nile and Euphrates, which, itself, is in the mindset and control of the Dragon or self-determination, freewill, and choice.
How Great Is that Darkness!
We are clearly reminded of Jesus words, as the one dictating to John here in Revelation, when he said in
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
If one believes he understands truth and what is correct when he does not, and even further believes what he has imbibed and propounds is indeed enlightening, he is deceived and in darkness to real truth, and even worse now blinded thinking he sees correctly when he does not; that very darkness being his false understanding he thinks is “light” and correct.
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not (do not understand but desire enlightenment) might see (come to proper understanding and truth); and that they which see (THINK they are wise and enlightened able to lead others) might be made blind (proved to be unenlightened and know they need to be truly taught by Messiah and come to enlightenment and truth indeed).
40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind (if you knew or realized you were ignorant of real truth and unenlightened), ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see (falsely claim you are enlightened and have truth able to lead others); therefore your sin remains.
It is THIS darkness just stated that is on the seat of the beast.
Returning to the Conditions of Leviticus 26:18-39
We notice upon a complete reading of Leviticus 26:18-39it states the “seven times” for a total of four occurrences in verses 18, 21, 24 and 28. The emphasis there is that once the actual Seven Times are over, as we see on March 18, 1984 through September 18, 1987, Israel had the blessed one come and fulfill the 70th Week right at the appropriate time at the End of the Times of the Gentiles. However, Israel STILL had not met the conditions of Leviticus 26:40-42, but remained in the condition of Daniel 9:13 of not turning from their iniquities to understand truth. Therefore, as we stated, Israel, upon the blessed one leaving on December 3, 1987 finding no condition of seeking truth and no interest, entered the “Last End of the Indignation.” It is thus that the conditions of Leviticus 26:18-19 remain past the deadline of 1984. This is directly due to Israel remaining past the 70th Week confirmation in 1987, in dependence on that which had defiled the Sanctuary of their strength – their league with Revived Rome / UN. Their heaven remains as iron and there is no understanding of truth until they are completely devastated, and their government proven unable to deliver. The Third Overturning, running its full course, will yield that Israel at last seeks Messiah and their King in the last days, “he whose right it is” to rule properly, and so yield to him effectuating that THIRD removal of a government of self-determination and the permanent, never to depart again, placing of God’s Sovereignty over Israel as stated in Ezekiel 14:11, the end and goal of the entire progression and matter.
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.
24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.
25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord God.
Understanding the Broad Parameters of the Indignation
The initial Indignation began in 607 BCE with a probationary judgment of the Babylonian 70 years Captivity, the Indignation continued and took the form of the Seven Times more judgment called the “Times of the Gentiles” for 2520 years from 537 BCE to 1984. With the Last Half of the Covenant 70th Week being completed and still no proper condition or interest to seek truth in national Israel and the Zionist State, the final or “Last” End of the Indignation ensued upon of the departure of Messiah from the Holy Land December 3, 1987. It was initiated in the 5th Trumpet / Plague which we are now addressing. We give our diagram again to solidify this in our minds further:
Diagram Showing the Last End of the Indignation
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In the Last End of the Indignation, once the Messiah has been rejected the Second Time and the “time times and the dividing of time” of Daniel 7:24-27 is fulfilled and completed, the conditions of the Seven Times more judgment THEN sustain, extend, as well as intensify. That condition will remain indefinitely until the Last End of the Indignation consummates in Ezekiel 14:11 and 21:24-27 with the finished product of the Israel of God. It will finalize removing that condition when Israel is under proper government of Messiah recognizing God’s Sovereignty bringing blessing consequentially from that point to the entire world. In other words, an intensified judgment of the “heaven” being “as iron,” yielding no understanding of truth, remains. The understanding that looked so prosperous under the deception of Ezekiel 14:1-11, as it played out in 1948 and then in 1967 with the takeover of the Holy Mount, turns to darkness, proving to be neither enlightenment nor blessing after December 3, 1987 and the blessed one, Messiah, leaves the Holy Land. This is represented in Revelation 9 and 16 as darkness on the sun and air and on the seat of the beast respectively, showing no understanding within their government and leadership as to what was transpiring. Genesis 37:9-11 is again our source to see that Jacob, or the head and leadership of the twelve sons, later to be the twelve tribes of Israel, is represented in the “sun.” However, there is no complete removal at this time as was the case in the First Four Trumpet / Plagues effectuated in 70 CE; sun, moon, and stars were darkened so there was no shining at all. There we also find the trees and grass, were burned up in the national removal of the First Four Trumpet / Plagues of 70 CE, but NOT hurt in this 5th Trumpet / Plague, just simply a torment. Again, this is indication of no national / governmental removal at this time, which was clearly indicative of both 586 BCE and certainly 70 CE overturnings.
Five Months: A Twofold Torment
The Ancient Judgment Revisited
The significance of the “Five Months,” which does not slay or kill but only torments, requires some background provided to the reader to understand this from a proper Jewish perspective. First of all, as recorded in Numbers 13-14, we know that the major curse invoked upon Israel at its inception was the failure, with the exception of the remnant as seen in Joshua and Caleb, of the congregation of Israel to accept God’s proven Sovereignty and ability to perform what He had promised. They were 40 days spying out the land and came back with an evil report that they could not take the land due to the size of the people living there. As a result, God established a 40-year judgment, a year for each day they were in bringing this evil report. This played out as the complete 40-year journey in the wilderness where all the people, over 20 years of age, or said to be 20 years old and into their 21st year, when the evil report was brought to Moses, DIED within that 40-year journey. They did not enter the land, . . . again, with the exception of Joshua and Caleb
Now applying this same standard, of failure leading to 40 years judgment under Moses, to the recent entry into the land on May 14, 1948 as a declared nation, in order to receive full, God-blessed, sanction for their move, how long would the Zionist State have to be in existence without an international judgment requiring that they answer to their foundations in UNGA Resolution 181 to live side by side with a Palestinian State? The answer is biblically, 40 years. Here is where the “short bed” of Isaiah 28:20 compares and gives us our five months. We will find as we analyze the total judgment against the Zionists that the short bed applies in other areas and meanings as well.
The Original Intent of UNGA Resolution 181
What Goes Around Comes Around
On November 29, 1947, UNGA Resolution 181 was passed and the Zionist State and the Palestinian State were designated to be ‘two states’ by this resolution and we quote from that resolution:
“Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem, . . . shall come into existence in Palestine . . .”
The Zionists orchestrated the entire acceptance of this resolution, as a thorough look at history clearly shows in that vote and the pressure exuded upon certain nations that were members of the UN at that time. The Palestinians did not agree with the formation of a Zionist State, and so did not take advantage of this resolution at that time. On May 14, 1948, the Zionist State, called internationally Israel (we repeat it is nowhere called such in the Bible and is considered part of the Gentile intrusion under Revived Rome / UN), declared its nation status and has remained so since that time.
Now if we count the time from that date of May 14, 1948 for forty years, we will come to May 14, 1988. Just after December 3, 1987, as we have pointed out, the judgment set in through the Fifth Trumpet / Plague. Therefore, the Zionist move has fallen short of reversing the 40-year judgment of Numbers 13-14 by FIVE MONTHS. This was not a killer to the State or its aspirations at that time, but it WAS the beginning of the public manifestation of judgment against it, the Last End of the Indignation as stated in
19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
That “time appointed,” was after the critical marker in Daniel 7:24-27 of the “time times and the dividing of time” was fulfilled. It is upon that fulfillment where 75 days later, when Michael called for the removal of the Zionist government which was in the way of his proper authority, and then left the Holy Land on December 3, 1987, “the Last End of the Indignation” commenced against the Zionist entity and its league with Revived Rome / UN according to Ezekiel 14:1-11 and 21:24-27, Daniel 7:24-27, Daniel 8:23-25, Daniel 11:36-45, Isaiah 28:1-22, and Revelation 17.
The Second Aspect of Five Months
Tish b’Av, the 9th and 10th of the Month of Av
The Fifth Month and Tenth Day
The First Two Overturnings
As recorded in the Book of Jeremiah, in chapter 52, on the 5th month and the tenth day the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the armies of Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE. Jewish tradition states that the second Temple was destroyed by Titus of Rome in 70 CE on the same day, the 5th month 9th / 10th day. In the yearly commemorations kept religiously in Judaism, the 9th has been selected as a day of fasting and mourning in remembrance of this tragedy in Jewish history. There is a 25 hour fast which runs, via the extra hour, into the 10th. Many other tragedies have occurred in Jewish history on or close to the dates of the 9th and 10th of Av, which fall in July and August on the Julian / Gregorian calendar. Every year as this day comes into focus, attention on the area of the Temple and Holy Mount is heightened.
The question since the June 1967 War remains:
Will that area be moved upon in order to take it away from the Zionists again? The answer is: YES!!! But When??? Therefore, every year, it remains a torment to the Zionists wondering if THIS is the year that the world will move against Jerusalem and specifically the Holy Temple Mount for the third time. On the 5th month, or 5 months into every Hebrew year, which new year starts in the spring according to Exodus 12, they are reminded of the precarious nature of this area, its history and designs of UNGA Resolution 181 that state “the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem . . . shall come into existence in Palestine.” Well . . . that process has begun five months short of their 40th year celebration and has intensified this torment upon them, revitalizing every year in the 5th month of Av, via this commemoration and day of mourning, beginning after December 3, 1987 with the ARAB INTIFADA OR ARAB UPRISING.
The David Ben-Gurion Prediction of 1962
That there was expectation around the year 1987 is quite obvious, if we look at the Zionist State and its prime minister at its formation in 1948, David Ben-Gurion. In Look Magazine we have his 1962 predictions which follow:
“The image of the world in 1987 as traced in my imagination: The Cold War will be a thing of the past. Internal pressure of the constantly growing intelligentsia in Russia for more freedom and the pressure of the masses for raising their living standards may lead to a gradual democratization of the Soviet Union.
On the other hand, the increasing influence of the workers and farmers, and the rising political importance of men of science, may transform the United States into a welfare state with a planned economy.
Western and Eastern Europe will become a federation of autonomous states having a Socialist and democratic regime. With the exception of the USSR as a federated Eurasion state all other continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished, and there will be no more wars. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a Shrine to the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the Supreme Court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah. Higher education will be the right of every person in the world.
A pill to prevent pregnancy will slow down the explosive natural increase in China and India. And by 1987, the average life-span of man will reach 100 years.”
Significance of the Arab Intifada versus Other Conflicts
It certainly can be argued that there seems to be some minor wars or conflicts occurring between the Palestinians and the Zionist State ever since 1948. Why make a distinction with the December 1987 uprising??? The answer here is clear if one has his international binoculars in focus. It is at this time in December 1987 that the world became intimately involved and began to bring the designs of UNGA Resolution 181 to bear in actively intervening in the well-known “two states solution.” The USA being chief in this endeavor, began its full involvement from this point. Under President Ronald Reagan in 1982 the foundation was laid for the intifada when he stated in his proposed Reagan Plan:
“I want to make the American position well understood. The purpose of this transitional period is the peaceful and orderly transfer of authority from Israel to the Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza.”
Not arriving at that goal by December of 1987, the Palestinians were fed up and so revolted in the intifada. This brought the attention of the UN and the world in news-footage broadcast from that area that had not been proliferated in this volume before. Since that time and forward, although the Zionists have been masters at dragging their feet, they have been so dragged to the peace table time and time again with slow but continued progress toward the State of Palestine as a declared, international state, side by side with the Zionist State.
The Heart of the Matter to a Jew
What the world of Gentiles knows only as one fact among many concerning this issue is, however, the MAIN fact and survival of the Zionist State in any biblical façade to any knowledgeable Jew. It is Jerusalem and in particular the Temple / Holy Mount which is necessary for the Zionist State to be considered Israel at all, biblically!!! Without it, their special place as the Bible Israel of God, that they profess, is a moot point, and they become just another nation, as all the nations of the world, without that biblical reputation and acclaim. It is this property that is always the key factor as we watch the world of Arabs and Jews waltz around the so-called “peace process.” Each has his eye on the prize, while pretending that other factors are equally important with which they have cluttered the peace table for decades. However, time is now running out as we will show when we enter our exposition on the 6th Trumpet and Plague shortly in due time.
Addressing the Metaphors and Symbolism
Of the 5th Trumpet / Plague
The sting of the scorpion is something that torments but does not normally kill. It is painful as it is experienced and continues with that pain for some time thereafter. This is exactly the effect of the intifada to the Zionists as the world became involved in their affairs and then moved on into the peace process. Their message of being the Israel of God returned to the land is now garbled and not the clear deceptive message it once was. This is the symbolism of the 5th Plague in gnawing their tongues due to the pain. The Palestinian cause is strengthened by the iron of Rome as seen in the breastplates of iron as we watch the Revived Roman world, the UN, as it reinforces the Palestinians’ claim to have their rights and humane treatment as citizens of their own state. They now come forward to the world as represented in the crowns of gold as men and kings. However, they are impotent without the world and the help of the UN as seen in the subjective character needing leadership depicted by their hair being as women. It is the sound or message for independence and human rights that is their chief effect as seen in the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. However, what is their real power biblically?
The Power of the Tail
This Land is Mine, God Gave This Land to Me.
Okay, So He did, but He Gave It to Us as Well.
Read the entire Original Testament, Not Just Part of It.
Although quite literal in appearance as described here, as the tail of a scorpion, we must understand it is their “tail” as part of their inheritance recorded in the testament of the Law and Prophets that is their real strength. We will find this is also the real strength of all the Arab nations between the rivers Nile and Euphrates as descendants from Abraham. A “tail” in a land inheritance or inheritance in general is legal claim children or descendants of the original owner have upon the inheritance or land as his living heirs. Now the claim by Jews that the land of Canaan is theirs is a viable claim. However, it also belongs to the sons of Ishmael as well, as stated in Genesis 16:10-12, where it stipulates that Ishmael shall dwell in the presence of all of his brethren, which we know Isaac so was. Here ends the discussion on: “Whose land IS this anyway?”
All Arabs today are generally considered sons of Ishmael by their own admission and also considered so by the world at large. Sons of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Midian and others all fall in current vernacular under this greater category. As such they are to dwell in the land before or amongst the sons of Isaac and therefore Jacob. In fact, Edom comes from Esau who was the son of Isaac as well. This is the power or the authority the Arabs have in their tail or inheritance and right to be there in the land according to the blessing of Abraham being also his sons via Ishmael, Abraham’s firstborn son. Again, in fact, they have even more right to be there due to NOT being under the Covenant of God with Israel according to the Law of Moses.
By the Law of Moses,
It Is the Zionist State that Has
NO LEGAL Right to be in the Land.
It is due to violation of the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses that Israel was given the proverbial boot out of the land. Remember . . . Daniel, in light of this fact and the condition of no national repentance and then the lack of understanding in Israel during his physical lifetime, remained with the Kings of Persia and did not return to the land in 539-537 BCE as stated om Daniel 10:13. Moreover, Israel has been in violation of that Covenant again, by returning out of time, in the wrong spiritual state, and through the wrong methods without Messiah here in the end time, clearly against the proper order of any return declared by Jeremiah 23:2-8 as we have stated numerous times before. Coming back in a manipulation of the Persian Kingdom to do their bidding, they have remained under Gentile domination having to continue this mode of operation for their very survival ever since that faulty return, in which Daniel did not participate. In 1948, it was and remains their same M.O. to prevail upon, in league with, Revived Rome / UN to do their bidding once again. With that being stated, we show that God uses the nations around Israel to judge her and bring her back to Him. So, in this case once again, the intifada starts that process where those with the tail of inheritance in the land, Arabs / Sons of Ishmael / Sons of Abraham, bring the torment that moves to further judgment in the 6th Trumpet / Plague as we will address shortly.
Isaiah 28 directly Supports the 5th Trumpet / Plague
And Is Seen clearly once the 4th Seal Is Opened
Let us analyze this portion of the Law and the Prophets and then return to the 5th Trumpet / Plague to see the comparison.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
As we have pointed out numerous times, this concerns the leadership of the people, those that came to Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord through the stumbling block of their iniquity as seen in Ezekiel 14:1-11. These were the voices that prevailed over Daniel in 539-537 BCE and prevailed again in 30 CE against Messiah, and prevail in the end time to enter the land in their unauthorized manner without Messiah; Jeremiah 23:3-8 being very clear that he is the leader and main force upon any biblically, endorsed Exodus from the nations back to the land.
15 Because ye have said, we have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Believing they are safe within their OWN understanding, they understand nothing as they ought, while holding their place of honor over the people. We repeat Psalms 49:20:
Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.
Bound by the Fourth Seal
Here we see a perfect example of those Sealed away from truth by the Fourth Seal. We have seen already in our previous Section X when having the 4th Seal opened by Michael, how those that have a false understanding so propound and present that as real truth and life, thus they kill with death. This death is that false understanding of self-determination, freewill, and choice, under the concept that God is an entity outside of all things, yet controlling by His greater power, leaving us as free moral agents to respond to and affect Him accordingly. We know that Adam was promised death if he ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Yet, when he so ate and was confronted by God concerning it, he did not physically die. However, he did indeed surely die because at that point he was cutoff in his relationship to God as His Sovereign and lived his life, being dead while he humanly existed, in the false understanding just described. Promoting this belief as their foundation from which many other lesser points are presented, the proponents of this false understanding “kill with death,” all those that esteem them in the place of honor over them as clergy, pastors, rabbis, etc.
Now applying this to the leadership of Israel and its consensus of collective messiahship in the Sanhedrin, the Elders of Zion, Pharisees and Scribes, we find that they have a covenant with death and are in agreement with hell. In other words, they are sure in their own minds they are right in their belief, their covenant with death, or their covenant with their false understanding they believe to be TRUE understanding. They are also happy in the false certainty, security, and existence based upon that belief, or as stated, they are in “agreement with hell.”
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
21 For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
When they are comfortable and smugly sure that all is well in Zionism, sudden destruction comes from Messiah bringing REAL truth and proper understanding. The line and the plummet of measure according to the Law and Prophets, with God witnessing to that truth by the judgments and events that tear down what the Zionists have established, thus break their understanding (death) and shaking their existence based upon it (hell). As we have redundantly stated, this is indeed the process that occurred in 586 BCE, as the first overturning, and 70 CE as the second overturning, where we await the looming third overturning according to Ezekiel 21:24-27, finalizing Ezekiel 14:1-11. We will now return to the 5th Trumpet and Plague in coordination with what we have just stated, in our analyzation of the imminent 3rd overturning.
We find in verse 6 of Revelation 9:
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
In light of what we have stated above in our summation of spiritual death, we can understand that this verse is no longer a mystery when using the Law and the Prophets to interpret through Michael’s instruction. Literalism may interpret this as an attempt at physical, mass suicide which has no bearing at all. In consulting the Law and Prophets as we have above, we can understand that the Zionists in their attempt to make sense out what has transpired is exactly that of which this verse is speaking. Throwing resounding stigma upon the Ben-Gurion prediction, five months short of their goal, the “grievous noisome sore” of the intifada causes them to return to their understanding, aspirations, views, leadership and the apparent success of the past to try and make sense out of what is then coming upon them. However, they cannot. In the death they have, as their current mindset, they have trusted and then look to that to bring a conclusion of understanding which it cannot produce. This is seen in the fact that they seek “death,” or THEIR understanding they believe to be life and truth, and “death,” THEIR understanding that they seek in order to find an answer, gives no answer; it flees from them in fulfillment of Isaiah 28:1-22. So once again we see that the standard of Isaiah 8:20, searching the Law and the Prophets according to Romans 15:4 and Acts 26:22, brings clarity to what SEEMS mysterious in the New Testament.
In verse 11 of Revelation 9 it states:
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Now many commentators have rightly determined that the angel or messenger of the bottomless pit is satanic in nature, however they then conclude that the company over which it rules is also negative or his fellow and lesser angels or messengers. This is absolutely false. The authority it has is by captivity and not by voluntary service. This is a positive company. When they are loosed from the pit, they bring judgment upon the Zionist entity, which is the messenger operating in falsehoods and in control of these parties that are then released to bring judgment. They have their purpose in the Divine aspect or view to eventually drive Israel back to God in proper subjection. Remember as we have stated earlier, the Messenger that came down from Heaven and opened the pit was the Messiah in verse one. Therefore, we have exactly what we see physically and actually transpiring in events in the Holy Land, if we will look there spiritually with intelligence. We have the Zionist Little Horn of Daniel 7:24-27, who is also the Willful King of Daniel 11:36-45, here termed “Abaddon” and “Apollyon” in rule over the Palestinian inhabitants that have, at the time of the fulfillment of this 5th Trumpet / Plague, revolted or began their escape. We say “escape,” because as we presented in our earlier Section on Daniel 11:41, it is these Arabs represented there as Edom (Esau), Moab and Ammon, the descendants of Isaac and Abraham’s nephew Lot, intermarried and therefore part of the greater Arab population of the general Middle East that are located and the inhabitants in the West Bank and Gaza. They revolted in the intifada and so initiated an escape from the deception thus bringing world attention and this FIRST WOE, 5th Trumpet / Plague of Revelation 9:1-12 and 16:10-11.
Those Having NOT the Seal of God
This torment is upon those that have NOT the seal of God. The party having NOT the seal of God in their foreheads are those professing approval for what they are doing in the spirit of self-destiny. They actually are WITHOUT the understanding of full truth, or without the mindset (that which resides in the forehead or brain) rooted in the belief in the Sovereign control of God in all things, the First Great Commandment. This is evidenced by the fact that they kill and deceive their Arab brethren, violating the Second Great Commandment to love their neighbor as themselves in order to try and accomplish their goal in establishing the Zionist State. They have systematically moved Jews out of fairly well built and fine homes elsewhere in the world into freshly demolished areas ousting Arabs from their properties, in order to construct homes for these new Jewish / Zionist arrivals. One can constantly hear of this as “settlement construction” in the world news. This tormented group without proper love for their neighbor, which are negatively affected by the Palestinian escape from Zionist control, are those that have not the understanding of God manifested in Messiah, so as to know just ‘what’ is transpiring and ‘what’ is truth. They have not the Holy Spirit or the Mindset of God in them to see and hear spiritually and have therefore acted in the Zionist move and now reap accordingly as promised by Ezekiel 14:1-11 and Isaiah 28:1-22. This afflicted group is first of all the Zionist themselves under consternation as to ‘what’ is transpiring and ‘how’ they can quell the rising attention and looming clouds of judgment approaching. Secondarily, according to the measure Christians Zionists have put their hand to this movement to enter the Holy Land under Revived Rome / UNGA Resolution 181, many being taught that their blessing spiritually is contingent on supporting same, they also are perplexed and in confusion to see what appeared to be a triumphant move of Jews returning to the land now coming into this debacle called “the Middle East conflict.”
Additionally in Daniel 7:24-27 we have the “they” which “take away his (the Zionist Little Horn) dominion, to consume it and to destroy it unto the end” which is again the Arabs or the ten nations under control of the greater United Nations that turn upon Zionism in the end to effect UN international designs which do not align with the goals as stated in the Ben-Gurion prediction according to the Zionist philosophy. It is the Palestinians in the 5th Trumpet / Plague that initiate this judgment which is later furthered in the 6th Trumpet / Plague by the ten kings, the Arab nations surrounding Canaan, to bring the Zionist move to its third and final overturning and destruction, ushering in the government of Messiah, whereupon the FULL “escape” of the Palestinians in Daniel 11:41 will be realized. Their full escape is only completed when they, as well, are under proper government and Messiah in the Holy Land between the rivers Nile and Euphrates. In other words, the more wronged and inhumanely treated party, the Arabs, need conversion under proper government, just like their oppressing Jewish brothers. They too, need to eliminate dependence upon the Revived Roman United Nations in travesty of their proper relationship with Allah / God according to their promises and standards of which they are reminded in the Quran.
Revelation 17 States the Same Thing
We will later find, this is also stated in another metaphor in Revelation 17 as the Beast of the Gentile world manipulated by the Harlot of Ezekiel 23, turning upon her to destroy her in the final evaluation. The scholars among the unlearned, predominantly of Christendom, have wrongly interpreted this to be Roman Catholicism due to the fact that the Whore is upon 7 mountains or hills as is actually the case with the Vatican City. However, that is again the shortsighted answer of literalism which is countered by the actual truth which remains between the rivers Nile and Euphrates and defines the Whore through the Law and the Prophets in Ezekiel 23. This proper consultation reveals that the 7 mountains are heads of authority, kingdoms or empires that have entered the Holy Land over the centuries as also depicted in Revelation 13 having ten horns, which are the same ten of Daniel 7, and depicted as the feet of the image in Daniel 2, feet also having ten toes, the Arab countries of the Holy Land. Since the inception of the nation of Israel, beginning with its most noted patriarch Abraham, who sojourned in Egypt just after his call in Genesis 12, these 7 kingdoms, one after the other, have had dominion over the Holy Land to affect Israel and this area. Therefore, they are represented in prophecy accordingly as:
1. Egypt - from the time of Abraham, Joseph and Moses,
2. Assyria at the time of King Hezekiah and the 10 tribes taken into captivity leaving only Judah, Benjamin and a portion of Levi,
3. Then from the time of Daniel taking us to the end time along with the Book of Revelation, - Babylon,
7. Revived Rome / UN.
As seen in Revelation 17, the ten countries or “kings” give their power to the beast and thus fulfill God’s will to destroy the Whore, in answer to the same prophecies of the Law and the Prophets concerning the Little Horn, the King of Fierce Countenance and the Willful King of Daniel 7, 8, and 11 respectively, addressing the Zionist State.
Beginning with the Arab intifada and proceeding to the 6th Trumpet / Plague which we will consider in Section XIII, we see in the description given in the 5th Trumpet specifically that the Palestinians are characterized as “locusts.” Now if we take this back to the Law and the Prophets we will see the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy of Joel, and specifically Joel 2. There, “locusts” are introduced with other insects that destroy and devour in Joel 1. We find that “they shall climb up upon houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.” Indeed, that entire description from verse 1 through 11 inclusive, of Joel 2, is exactly the experience if one has ever been in a literal plague of locusts. They are unstoppable, and one must wait and endure until they finally move on. This is Joel’s Army where it says in verse 11 that it is the “Lord’s army.” As one proceeds to the remainder of Joel, we have the progression of Israel’s conversion back to God, driven to Him by this relentless army. Only God is able to turn back the northern army, which is the power of the Revived Roman / UN world in rule over the 10 Arab kings or nations turned upon the Zionist State as a result of the locusts released from the bottomless pit or as a result of the Palestinians relentless march for recognition of their biblical right to exist in the land. The world sees this as striving for statehood and their civil and equal rights in a humanitarian endeavor. However, as we have pointed out above, the real power behind their success is the greater plan of the Almighty using this army to accomplish His greater purpose in the tail or inheritance that is legitimately theirs through the blessing of Abraham to Ishmael in Genesis 16:10-12. This purpose moves into greater intensity as the Palestinians are supported by the world at large, and in particular by the other sons of Ishmael located in the ten countries of the Holy Land effectuating the 6th Trumpet / Plague.
Expectation Must be Tempered with
ALL Qualifying Factors
The 70th Week Split at the Cross
Splits All Prophecies
Concerning Israel and Final Blessing
Many, particularly among Preterists have concluded Joel 1-3 has already transpired, even as Peter preached and had expectation of same in Acts 2 and 3. However, Acts 3 was never answered nationally by Israel in repentance, change of government under Messiah present, with full understanding. The result was the fact that the northern army destroyed Israel and forced many to flee the land to the diaspora from 66-72 CE and then again in 135 CE, Joel 3 WAS NOT fulfilled in the Apostles, Israel, and their message to Israel. This is due to the split 70th Week where the completion of that full week brings in this judgment now before us, and then consequent blessing involving Israel and all nations after the judgment is rendered. Preterism’s errors have been well established along with Dispensationalism’s errors up to this point in our presentation. So, we will not belabor this point any further. Yet, the full look at Joel 1-3 it is but another nail in the coffin of Preterism and their “God is finished with Israel in 70 CE” concept. Not knowing the end of the Times of the Gentiles of Leviticus 26:18-39, which would bring in Hosea 3:4-5, the Apostles, prior to Paul’s ministry and the mystery revealed unto him, went forth in expectation of Israel’s soon repentance as Peter preached in Acts 3. As time waned on Paul’s ministry took precedent showing Israel had been temporarily cut out of the Olive Tree but would most certainly be grafted back in after those “Times of the Gentiles” of Luke 21:24, called the “Fullness of the Gentiles” in Romans 11:25-27 were completed. The Last Half of the 70th Week THEN coming in 1984 simultaneously when those Times of the Gentiles ended, restarted the time clock for Israel. Upon its completion of the timings of Daniel 9-12, as we have shown, Joel 3 is picked back up along with all the prophetical prophecies not fulfilled in 5 BCE through 70 CE. Again, the split 70th Week qualified by the Seven Times of Leviticus 26:18-39 is the key to the understanding of this mystery bringing the Gentiles access during the Age of Grace from 30 CE through 1984, exactly the same amount of time as from the Call of Abraham in 1925 BCE to the cross in 30 CE. Let us now look at the next step forward in the march of Joel’s army / the Lord’s army in Section XIII.
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