Synopsis of Revelation 11

By

Michael Craig Clark

Compiled from Ongoing Lectures Since 1984

Edited and Published with His Permission

By

Paul Melvin Detmer

 

          Here we clarify with the proper interpretation of Revelation 11 where many have greatly erred in supposing this is speaking of a future time solely and do not see it as, again, a complete scenario and picture of the two ministries of Messiah ending with the declaration of full truth consummating in the Blessing of Daniel 9:24 upon which all of the Book of Revelation is focused. As given in the seven links toward the end of Section 13, each one is a complete rendering of the critical time around Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks and the fulfillment by Messiah of the Covenant of God with Israel that releases the blessing of the Full Disclosure which restores mankind within his understanding and relationship with his Creator. This is The Resurrection as well as The Redemption, establishing God’s Sovereignty in all things in the First and Greatest Commandment whereby, we, as His Sons in the value of that, can operate toward one another according to the Second Commandment, treating His creation and all within it, as we would also desire to be treated. This is the understanding that Adam forsook for the concept of self-determination, freewill, and choice within the illusion that he had arrived at little god status in that view whereby he consummated it by procreating the race with Eve; thus, we have arrived 6000 years later and have come full circle back to that proper relationship in order that we may walk together again with God, but this time in full value of all that has been learned and has gone before in those years and history.

 

          Revelation 11

1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

 

What Is the Temple of God Prophetically?

 

          As always, we must consult the Law and the Prophets to understand any terminology used in the New Testament.

 

          Malachi 3:1-2

1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

 

2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

 

Malachi 4:4-6

4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

 

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

 

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

 

Once again, if we stay with literalism we will be confused. We will not see the PROPHETICAL TEMPLE to which Revelation is referring and around which the Ministry of Messiah is centered.  Clear clues are within the first two verses. First, the measure is also of the altar, and extends to “them that worship therein” which excludes the idea of measuring a physical structure. The fact that in the next verse it mentions the Gentiles, as a separate company that is given the court outside of the temple, is a clear indication that what is within the temple, as “them that worship therein,” is the physical lineage of Israel. The next clue is that the Gentiles are in trespass and treading, where they should not be, in the holy city for 42 months.

 

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

 

The Temple of God Is the Time-Period of Messiah

The Altar within the Time-Period Is the Holy Land

With Its Center in Jerusalem and the Holy Mount

 

          Prophetically the Temple is clear if we apply all we have learned as we come to Revelation 11 rather than trying to isolate it and interpret privately. As Michael has instructed the author, we say “given unto the Gentiles” is a plain indicator of the Times of the Gentiles of Seven Times more judgment of Leviticus 26:18-39, running from spring, March 18, 537 BCE to spring, March 18, 1984 for 2520 years (7 times of 360 years each). Israel was legitimately, by mandate of the Law of Moses, under a judgment of Gentile domination over the Holy Land and Jerusalem and the Holy Mount in particular. However, once passing that March 18, 1984 deadline, the Gentile domination through United Nations General Assembly or UNGA Resolution 181 and its league with the Zionist State established in 1947/48, leading to Zionist takeover of the Holy Mount in 1967, was in trespass and illegitimate, or as stated here in Revelation 11 “tread under foot (of the Gentiles and this league with the Zionists) 42 months.” 42 months is a definite “measured” time. John is told to measure the “temple.”

 

The Time Structure of the Temple

 

Therefore, given to Messiah and Israel according to Daniel 9:24-27, upon which the blessing of Daniel 9:24 was contingent to bring redemption, we have the Covenant 70th Week to be confirmed between God and ISRAEL, by Messiah, for 42 months or 3 and ½ years or 1260 days in the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week from 26-30 CE. The End to the Times of the Gentiles being UNKNOWN at the time of John’s writing the Book of Revelation, the court outside of this Time-Period of the Temple IS NOT MEASURED. This First Half, or 42 months, of the total Temple-Time-Period of one week of years or 7 years for the confirmation of the Covenant of God with Israel, was within the Times of the Gentiles and its judgment on Israel bringing domination of Jerusalem and the Holy Mount in 26 – 30 CE during the Ministry of Jesus Christ. The other half WAS NOT within the Times of the Gentiles. That Last Half of the Temple Period of equally 42 months or 3 and ½ years or 1260 days is OUTSIDE of the Times of the Gentiles for the years of 1984 -1987; hence, it is stated to be “tread under foot 42 months,” or trespassed upon by the Gentile nations. This is due to obstruction to Messiah barring his reception within Israel caused by the League of the Zionist with Revived Rome of the United Nations during this critical time. As we will later see in Revelation 13:5 the same thing is stated again, via Zionist dependence on the Beast of Revived Rome / UN, as “given power to continue 42 months.”

 

Trespass Violation

 

It is here where the Gentiles tread the holy city unlawfully in trespass, or “underfoot,” past the specified judgment in Leviticus 26:18-39 of Seven Times from 537 BCE to 1984 CE, by continuing their domination into and through the Temple-Time-Period of 3 and ½ years / 42 months in 1984 -1987.  As an example, if one were to book a room at a hotel or motel, that stay is justified until a certain hour around noon, when one is to vacate the premises in favor of the next tenant’s reservations and legal occupancy. If one remains passed that deadline they are in violation of their contract with the hotel/motel and maybe ejected or charged for an additional night’s stay. The ramification of this trespass in the Holy Land and Jerusalem is that the Gentile kingdom of the Revived Roman Empire of the United Nations, as well as the Zionist intrusion to try and establish the Kingdom of God in the wrong manner while in dependence on the Gentile nations instead of Messiah, BOTH, are in violation of the Covenant of God and His Temple or Temple-Time-Period of God. The following diagram shows when Messiah was there to confirm the Covenant of God with Israel promised to Daniel as far as the Last Half of that Covenant 70th Week or “42 months.” It was immediately after the Seven Times of the Gentiles was completed, yet Israel under its disobedient Zionist leadership remained in league with the Gentile power. This clarifies WHY Israel missed their visitation of Messiah to the Temple of Malachi 3:1, the Temple-Time-Period of God, the Second Time.

 

Diagram of the Temple and Trespass

 

|<<<<<<<<<Legitimate>>>>|<<<<<<Illegitimate>>>>>>>|

537BCE<7 Times Gentiles>>|1984<<<Trespass>>>>1987|

|>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|<<<<<<42 months>>>>1987|

 |26 CE<3 ½ yrs>30CEt1984<3 ½ yrs>1987|

 |<<<<<<<<Temple-Time-Period>>>>>>>>|

 

Again, the difference, as we will emphasize, is that in the Second Coming, Israel is guilty of rejecting Messiah without the legitimate excuse of dispensational blindness as Romans 9-11 states regarding the First Half of the Temple-Time-Period in 26-30 CE. Therefore, they are in direct violation of the legal parameters of the designated time of Messiah; they are illegitimate with regard to the Last Half of that Temple-Time-Period in 1984-1987.

 

The Mark of the Beast Becomes Evident in This Trespass

 

As well, the Gentile world, Christians predominantly that expend tax dollars, along with many pulpits expressing that blessing comes from active and voluntary support to this Zionist State, are guilty in aiding and abetting in this trespass and crime against the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses. Christians cannot argue they are not under the Law of Moses particularly in this instance, since they have put their hand in active support aiding and abetting the Jewish people into violation of that very Law by either tax dollars (evidence of the Mark in the Hand) and subscribing to pulpit rhetoric believing in their mind it is accurate (evidence of Mark in the Forehead) as we will make clear when we examine Revelation 13.

 

The Simple Understanding of the Mark

 

The Mark in the Forehead in its simplest form is the mindset that adheres to self-determination, freewill, and choice which takes one out of the presence of the Lord or relegates man operating by his own designs leaving God out of the picture. This is the character of the most subtle beast of the field, man in a place of honor that understands not. The Mark in the Right Hand is then the works that are perceived within that mindset as being one’s own works. These two are the counterpart to the First Two Great Commandments and truth behind the First Two Seals which are the mindset that God is in us to will and do His pleasure and that the works are then His works. Here we have the Seal of God in the Forehead and the works that follow. In Revelation 13, we will find this is manifested fully in the end time in Jerusalem where that spirit and mindset of self-destiny brings about the Evil Kingdom by belief it is correct and positive when it is the exact opposite and brings the works of one’s hand in contribution to that kingdom by the tax dollars paid to sustain it. As we will also find, it is this particular time which is the “little season” / 42 months / Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week designated in prophecy for this Mark, Man of Sin, Mystery of Iniquity to reach its apex where the judgment then ensues or “sits” according to Daniel 7:24-27 to destroy it and bring the Everlasting Kingdom of God into manifestation.

 

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (1260 days, 42 months, 3 and ½ years), clothed in sackcloth.

 

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

 

That the Time-Period is indeed the Temple of God prophetically that is referenced here is supported further by these last two verses just quoted from Revelation 11. This clarity comes again from the Law and Prophets when determining the place and identity of the two candlesticks just mentioned:

 

          Exodus 25:8-9,37

8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

. . .

37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

 

Zechariah 4:1-14

1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

 

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

 

3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

 

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

 

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

 

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

 

7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

 

8 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

 

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

 

10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

 

11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

 

12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

 

13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

 

14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

 

The Heavenly or Spiritual

From which the Earthly Was Patterned

         

          Hebrew 9:1-3 and 24

1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

 

2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

 

3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

 

. . .

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for

us:

 

          The point we are making, in quoting these verses, is that when comparing them closely, it is quite obvious the two candlesticks were part of the one larger candlestick and were the two places the oil was poured so that the seven lamps could sustain their light. This whole candlestick was in the Tabernacle and Temple of Israel literally as a physical, hard and fast golden fixture. More importantly, as Paul bears out, and therefore the emphasis and understanding of Revelation 11 based upon Exodus 25 and then Zechariah 4, there is the heavenly and spiritual which is the TRUE representation of the Oil of the Holy Spirit in Messiah. The two olive trees that feed the seven lights are the “two anointed ones” - the two Ministries of Messiah, with the Seven Spirits of the Lord as stated in Isaiah 11:1-3, Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6 , one prior to the Seven Churches of Revelation 2 and 3, and one after. Messiah coming suddenly to the Temple of God, according to Malachi 3:1-2 quoted above, was NOT an appearance at the literal temple in Jerusalem, but rather:

 

          Galatians 4:4

… when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

 

He was sent forth in 26 CE through 30 CE. The Age of Grace pictured in Zechariah 4 and verse 7 for 1954 years of Gentile access to the Covenant of Promise transpired and ended exactly when the Times of the Gentiles or 2520 years starting 537 BCE also ended in 1984. Simultaneously, then began the Second Ministry of 1984 through 1987. The foundation that was laid in the First Ministry of 26-30 CE is capped off or finished in the Second Ministry of 1984-1987 according to Zechariah 4:9 above quoted. Now one need not ask: “the foundation of what and finish of what”? It is clear in that verse - it is “this house” referring not to the literal Temple that Zerubbabel was literally building, which, as Paul said in Hebrews 9:24 was a “figure of the true,” but rather the true Temple in heaven displayed and seen in the Time-Period of the 70th Week of Daniel 9:24-27. Both the laying of the foundation stone and capstone are accomplished by Messiah.

 

To the Main Point

 

Messiah Is God or God in the Flesh

The Anointed Messenger of the Covenant of God

Under the Law Moses to Come to the Temple

And be There Within Its Structure

The 70th Week of Daniel 9:24-27

 

II Thessalonians 2 Now Comes Clear

 

          One of the key verses from Paul’s letters that is falsely interpreted and therefore abused by those advancing  shortsighted views and rampant literalism with regard to Daniel’s 70 Weeks is

 

II Thessalonians 2:1-4

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

 

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

 

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 

4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 

We recall in Section I at the very beginning and introduction to this publication how we produced two of the main shortsighted and unauthorized interpretations of Daniel 9:24-27. One was Preterism which insists that Israel no longer exists as a national people in their special place with God, and the entire 70th Week was fulfilled by the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7, or as some others hold, by the 70 CE destruction of Jerusalem and the Second literal Temple under Titus of Rome. The other, which we will here address again, states ERRONEOUSLY:

 

NONE of the 70th Week was fulfilled and the 69th Week ended with the crucifixion leaving the full 70th Week as “a” covenant with an antichrist figure as a singular man. Therefore, this is a satanic covenant, where he would reinstitute animal sacrifices and then stop them in breach of contract with the Jews in the midst of a SUPPOSED 7-year tribulation, also erroneously taught in this doctrine, and bring on Great Tribulation.

 

They support this erroneous interpretation by concluding there will be a rebuilt temple by the Jews and this antichrist. Now just where do they get that assumption? Surely not from the Law and the Prophets such as the Book of Daniel which has direct bearing on this letter of Paul to the Thessalonians. The temple building addressed in the final chapters of Ezekiel is of a spiritual nature and certainly done in truth and not by any satanic figure. No … it is quite the reverse, as to how they get their assumption. They privately interpret from this statement by Paul that a temple of a literal nature will be built precisely in order for animal sacrifices to be started, according to their theory on Daniel 9:24-27, and then those animal sacrifices would be stopped to cause great tribulation as they teach. Again, we ask the same question as in Section I: “How can a structure, built by such a diabolical character, be the temple of God?” It could not, plain and simple.

 

The Temple of God

 

The temple of God, to which Paul refers, is certainly not a literal building according to Act 17:24. It is rather right here in Revelation 11 supported by Zechariah 4 quoted above, as the Messiah and his Ministry within the Time-Period allotted for the confirmation of the Covenant of God with national Israel, Daniel’s Covenant 70th Week.  Therefore, the Man of Sin at his epitome, where he would be exposed and destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming, as Paul’s states further in II Thessalonians 2, would be contingent upon that Man of Sin sitting in the Temple of God as if he, himself, was God or Messiah with the message of God to deliver Israel according to Law and the Prophets.

 

The Epitome of the Man of Sin

 

So, what do we have that fulfills that plainly? Remember the Man of Sin, the son of perdition, is not a singular entity but is rather another term for the Mystery of Iniquity which Paul said ALREADY was at work. Yet, in the future from Paul’s time, in the coming Day of Christ or the Lord, it would be marked by that mystery being brought out in plain sight. This is the Man of Sin or the mindset of man from the beginning when Adam imbibed self-determination, freewill, and choice as if he was an entity separate from God (or so he thought), which has been tracked for the last 6000 years down to this point of exposure and removal by the brightness or the enlightenment brought by Messiah in his Second Coming. BUT … at what point would the Man of Sin, the mindset of Adam and the carnal mind, the Mystery of Iniquity, be exposed and destroyed?

 

The answer: WHEN HE SITS IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD SHOWING HIMSELF AS GOD.

 

Yes… but now what does that mean? 

 

It has been explained throughout the first 13 sections of this publication. It is during that 42 months of 1984-1987 when it has no right to be there, but yet IS there purporting to fulfill positive Bible Prophecy by the Zionist State in league with the United Nations of the Revived Roman Empire, which, in totality is Gentile in nature. We must remember that the Zionist State is never called Israel in this condition as we pointed out numerous times, but rather the Little Horn, the Willful King, the King of Fierce countenance thinking it understands dark sentences or the prophecies of the Bible by private interpretation through their synod of rabbinical authorities, the Sanhedrin, and other writings such as Kabbalah and Zohar, oral Torah etc. This mindset as here given, and explained all through this publication, IS THE MAN OF SIN SITTING IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD PURPORTING THAT HE IS GOD.  This is done by virtue of believing and acting, even with God’s deception of Ezekiel 14:1-11 upon them, that they are the wise and learned Elders of Zion able to, as a collective messiah body, even as Korah and his princes of old in Numbers 16, fulfill the Covenant of God THEMSELVES and thereby stand in the very place of God under the deception of self-determination, freewill, and choice rather than in full dependence on God’s Sovereignty. This is well witnessed in their error by the fact they have rejected HE WHOM GOD HAS SENT that suddenly (at a time they did not expect) came to his temple (was there at the appointed time within Daniel’s 70th Week) according to Malachi 3:1.

 

In Summary of This Point

 

         The Man of Sin sitting in the Temple of God showing himself that he is God, although it is the spirit and mindset of self-destiny in all men, it is manifested for complete removal as the Zionist State in the Holy Land by virtue of Gentile support through the United Nations since 1948, taking the Holy Mount in 1967 and standing in the Temple-Time-Period for the 42 months of Messiah’s Final Ministry to national Israel in 1984 – 1987, the Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week.  It is at this epitome prophesied by the Law and Prophets and stated by the Apostle Paul in understanding of the Law and Prophets in II Thessalonians 2, when Messiah’s enlightenment, brought with his coming, destroys that Man of Sin mindset bringing the last 6000 years to their climax. It is pictured, as we will find in the metaphors of Revelation 20, as the Dragon loosed for the final deception bringing the whole world against the truth where the judgment fire falls from heaven and consumes it. From the point of that destruction beginning on December 3, 1987 and Messiah leaving without any understanding found in the Zionist State, he called for its removal so that blessing could come in. God has answered with the 5th Trumpet / Plague beginning the Last End of the Indignation, and intensified the judgment that has set in, in the 6th Trumpet / Plague in preparation for the destruction of the Man of Sin which will bring in the true blessing following that exposure and removal. This occurs within the 7th Trumpet / Plague via the enlightenment given by the only authorized interpreter of the Law and the Prophets,  and the Covenant of God with Israel, Michael the Great Prince of Daniel 10:21 and 12:1-7, as well as Revelation 10:7. Again, epitomized in the Zionist State in allegiance to Revived Rome / UN present in authority over Messiah’s property, the Holy / Temple Mount, during the Temple-Time-Period from 1984 – 1987, the Last Half or 42 months of Daniel’s 70th Week in rejection of the legitimate Messiah and heir, Michael the Great Prince . . . IS THE MAN OF SIN SITTING IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD SHOWING HIMSELF AS GOD.  

 

Let us return to our exposition of Revelation 11:1-13:

 

Two Candlesticks – Two Olive Trees Aspect Now Clear,

What About Two Witnesses?

 

          In that the witnesses are the same thing as the candlesticks according to verse 4 of Revelation 11, we need only go to the Mount of Transfiguration to focus the binoculars of those previous commentators who have been guessing at this portion and who have correctly brought Moses and Elijah forward as PART of the understanding of the “two witnesses.”

 

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

 

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

 

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

 

6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

 

          Within the Law and the Prophets, we find in Numbers 16 the comparison to the characteristics of Moses and fire devouring the enemies, along with turning of water into blood in the plagues brought by God at the hand and rod of Moses and Aaron in Exodus 1-12. In I Kings 17, supported by James 5:17-18, and I King 18, we find Elijah withholding rain and answered by fire from heaven. However, the educated guess that these two witnesses are literally Moses and Elijah, returned to Jerusalem in the future, does not lineup with the Two Anointed Ones as candlesticks in the two Ministries of Messiah in a literal view, and is well off the mark, although correct as to identifying their ministries as a PART of the fulfillment of Revelation 11:1-13.

 

Two Prophetical Ministries in One Messiah

 

However, this can only be clarified for us spiritually, as it was for Peter at the Mount of Transfiguration according to Matthew 17:1-8 and Mark 9:1-8, when the Ministries and Personages of Moses and Elijah are eclipsed by Christ. As we read there, the Voice of God told Peter, who wanted to honor all three, to hear only Messiah. Therefore, the two witnesses are INDEED the same as the two anointed ones, with the Ministry of Moses consummated in the Prophet like unto him according to Deuteronomy 18:15-22, Jesus Christ, and the Ministry of Elijah consummated in John the Baptist and his introduction of Messiah to Israel as his forerunner in the testimonies of Matthew through John within the same Temple-Time-Period according to Malachi 4:4-6, Matthew 11:13-15. Messiah is SINGULARLY the two witnesses fulfilled and the two anointed ones are his two Ministries of the First and Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week, the two MEASURED times that CAN BE defined and therefore ARE the “Temple.”

 

Literally? No . . . Not Literally!

 

          Additionally, we again must point out that although the fire was quite literal with Moses and Elijah, as well as the plagues and the withholding of rain, they are, in the case of Messiah, metaphorical and to be interpreted spiritually.  While we consider the proper understanding of these symbols, we will also readdress the metaphor of the “sword” as well, used in Revelation 19.

 

          Now moving to the fire that kills those that themselves have hurt or misrepresented the Messiah Ministry. We will see it is much like the killing with the sword.  Those who have handled the sword of the Word of God as identified in Hebrew 4:12 without authority bringing a false interpretation attached to taking the name of Christ and representing that First Ministry of Messiah in an unworthy manner, thus killing or cutting off from truth and life, those that listen and follow their message, as we explained under or behind the 4th Seal in Section X, will, themselves, be killed and cut off by the true interpretation wielded by Messiah in the final analysis after he completes his Second Ministry. They will have to lose their understanding in order to gain the understanding of Messiah.

 

As with the Sword, so is the Fire

 

Now the fire is only another metaphor for the Word which follows suit here exactly like the sword. In fact, it is the Law and Prophets, beginning in Genesis 3:24, that brings the two together when Adam and Eve are ousted from the Garden of Eden. It is the “flaming sword” in the hand of God’s messenger that protects the tree of life from access until that access is opened in Revelation 22:2 at the finish of God’s Plan. The exception, in comparing the sword with the fire, is that the fire additionally purifies and retains what is true according to Zechariah 13:8-9 and I Corinthians 3:11-15. The false apostles and messengers exercising THEIR view of the Word, claiming their interpretation is the pure fire of God to purify with their false understanding given in the name of Christ, that fire will turn and consume their message within the greater truth presented after the Messiah Ministry is finished in full disclosure at the end time. This is pictured with literal fire in the account of Nadab and Abihu who offered strange fire where the fire of God in judgment consumed them according to Leviticus 10:1-3. Moving to the symbology of the water turning to blood: Truth, the “washing of water by the Word” according to Ephesians 5:26, as presented in Isaiah 55:1-2 and Revelation 22:17, quoted and presumed to be offered under false interpretation by those unauthorized to give it, will be shown to be death, or turned to blood, as the full truth in complete exposure removes that which is false, short, and again – blood or death.

 

Withholding of Rain Applies

Primarily to Israel Nationally

 

          The withholding of rain when analyzed from the Law and the Prophets combined with the Book of James 5:17-18 will yield further insight which we will address as we consider each verse of Revelation 11 in particular. Deuteronomy 11 and 32 quoted below show that the literal rain is the physical blessing for good crops and fruit in “due season,” contingent upon obedience to God’s Word:

 

          Deuteronomy 11:13-17

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

 

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

 

15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

 

16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

 

17 And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you.

 

Later as Moses speaks just before his death in final instruction he says:

 

          Deuteronomy 32:1-2

1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

 

2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

 

Zechariah 14 shows in the end time once Messiah and truth are established in Jerusalem that the following is then in place:

 

          Zechariah 14:16-17

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

 

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

 

Any nation that will keep the Feast of Tabernacles, the last of the completed set of all Holy Days of Leviticus 23, which can only be upon recognizing the earlier fulfillment of the previous Holy Days in Messiah’s Ministry, shows they are in the value of that ministry and understanding, and thus receive the blessing symbolize here as “rain.” However, any nation that will not come to Jerusalem as stated in Isaiah 2:1-4 to learn of the Lord and walk in His ways, as carried here in Zechariah’s presentation, will not be blessed with insight into Messiah’s Ministry and consequent blessing rendered by Messiah’s fulfillment of that two part ministry of the First and Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Confirmation Week.

 

          We find in Joel 2 specifically that the blessing of spiritual nature through Messiah is promised within the times of the early and latter rain:

 

          Joel 2:13-28

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

 

16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

 

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

 

18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

 

19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:

 

20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

 

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

 

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

 

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

 

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

 

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

 

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

 

27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

 

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

 

Now keeping this concept of blessing flowing from the Messiah Ministry and seeing the partial or “former rain” release of that blessing at Pentecost in 30 CE, we can get our bearings here in Revelation 11 regarding that Temple-Time-Period and that to which this is referring in the Ministry of Messiah.

 

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

 

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

 

9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

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10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

 

11 And after three days and a half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

 

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

 

Only One Ministry Is Public

The Other Is Secret or Private

 

          Using verse 1 and 2 for our precedent in understanding the rest of this chapter 11 of Revelation, we see there is a 42- month measured and defined period that is “tread under foot” of the Gentiles outside of, or on the other side of, the finished unmeasured court. This court, which is “without” or outside of the measured temple, IS given legitimately to the Gentiles for the Times of the Gentiles of Leviticus 26:18-39. One of the main results of the overrunning and trespass in violation of the Covenant mandates of Leviticus 26:18-39, which intruded for 42 months into the Temple-Time-Period NOT GIVEN TO THE GENTILES, was that the Second Ministry of Christ would be secret with no public evidence manifested with understanding. Messiah would come, and no one would publicly know that anything was transpiring concerning Daniel’s Last Half of the 70th Week “tread under foot” of the Gentiles in trespass over and above 1984 when they should have ceased their occupation. This is corroborated by various scriptures stating the Second Coming would be as a thief, undetected until after the fact, as stated in Amos 5:18-20, Amos 8:11, Zechariah 14:1-7, Matthew 24:37-39, Luke 17:26-27, I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, II Peter 3:10,  Revelation 3:3 and Revelation 16:15. As we will now show from Revelation 11 before us in this consideration, only the First Ministry is a living witness to the Remnant of Israel as well as to those of the Gentiles, with the total ministry of Messiah being dead and void of recognition by national Israel until the sounding of the 7th Trumpet / Plague.

 

Things Which Must Be Hereafter

 

          Revelation 4:1

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

 

Understanding Revelation 11 as well as other parts of Revelation such as we have already given earlier in our formal Sections 1-13, manifests the shortsightedness of those who relegate everything from Revelation 4:1 above, as being events of the Second Coming and those things thereafter. When John is told “I will show thee things which must come hereafter,” plainly this does NOT mean they TRANSPIRED afterward. What it does mean is that the showing or revealing for clear UNDERSTANDING of the Mysteries of God comes after the Second Coming or in the Day of the Lord, within the vision, dimension, or spirit in which John was, and from which he spoke and wrote the Book of Revelation. The revelation of understanding of truth of many things future from John’s writing, joined with things that occurred before John, are revealed. Again, it is the “revealing for understanding” that occurs after John is caught up to heaven. The events depicted are before, during and after John’s time.

 

Revelation 11:3

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

 

          Each witness of Messiah was 1260 days, 42 months, as well as 3 and ½ years. Both witnesses, one in 26-30 CE and the other in 1984-1987 were rejected by national Israel as depicted in the sackcloth garments the witnesses are wearing, showing a condition of mourning and sadness and loss in that he came unto his own and his own received him not.

 

For One, There Is Good Reason for Rejection

For the Other, There Is NOT!

 

The First Ministry was rejected due to blindness, according to Leviticus 26:18-39, “heaven as iron,” as Paul states in Roman 11:25-27. It is by that blindness as Paul presents in Romans 9-11 and Ephesians 2, that Israel rejected Messiah, and according to the manifold wisdom of God, from 30 CE to 1984 for 1954 years, the Gentiles were granted access to the same Covenant of Promise to receive the Holy Spirit. This is shown in Zechariah 4 between the two ministries of Messiah establishing the Temple-Time-Period as a “grace, grace unto it,” when setting the headstone. As we pointed out at great lengths, very few entered with Christ, Paul and the other Apostles to so receive the fullness of the Spirit but remained short of that goal awaiting Christ to return and finish his ministry and thereby do away with sin and bring full disclosure at that Second Coming finally manifested. However, they came into a knowledge of God that was greater than being lost among the Gentiles of heathen origins. They came as far as the acceptance of Messiah and his blood atonement, while they still were sinners awaiting full understanding and deliverance upon Christ appearing the Second Time according to Hebrews 9:28. This was the same future time pointed out by Paul in Romans 11:25-27 when God would take away the Sins of Israel.

 

          The condition of sackcloth on Messiah or the two witnesses or Two Ministries of Messiah remains for the Second Coming as well. However, at this time, the legitimate blindness according to the mandate of Leviticus 26:18-39 was terminated, finished, and over at the coming on March 18, 1984 leaving Israel without excuse for not accepting the offer and understanding given by Michael in the author’s witness in our arrival to Jerusalem, giving the message to the College of Rabbis as we revealed in Section X on September 18/19, 1987. The reason for the rejection here is clearly on their heads, making them in violation of the Law of Moses for being in league with a foreign power and trusting their own imagination and interpretation in the deception of Ezekiel 14:1-11. Hence, the 42 months of this Ministry and its consequent fulfillment of the fall Holy Days of Leviticus 23:23-44, and all Michael had to offer in Isaiah 40:1-2, ending their judgment, was at best “interesting” to them, according to the message we received back from them, but found no place for taking hold in their understanding for deliverance at that time. This is the reason it is not even mentioned other than “tread under foot” in Revelation 11.

 

The First and Public Ministry to Which Israel Was Blinded

Which Opened Access to the Gentiles for the Age of Grace

 

          It is hard to determine just what any reader will feel as we reveal this portion in true exposure, particularly if one comes from the erroneous school of thinking Revelation 11:1-13 is future, as did the author of these pages before Michael’s instruction and keys given to understand Revelation in all aspects. For the author, it was quite exhilarating and uplifting while at the same time embarrassing that it was so muddled in the past and did not come clear earlier.  However, it was not the time for clarity. NOW IS THAT TIME!

 

Remember the Major Key of 1984 NOT Being Known

 

          We emphasize again the End of the Times of the Gentiles, NOW known as revealed by Messiah present, WAS NOT known to him until after December 3, 1987, nor was it known to anyone until then. This is absolutely the Key to opening so many things about not only prophecy, but why Jesus and the Apostles stated things the way they did. We say again, they, not knowing this time of the End of the Times of the Gentiles and the Second Coming, were left speaking in their letters and admonitions as if the coming was imminent and could happen in their physical lifetime.

 

Revelation 11:7-8

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

 

The Beast Had Not Ascended at This Time

 

          It is important to keep straight in our minds that this verse did NOT say: “That UPON ascending out of the bottomless pit, the beast killed them.” It says, “the beast that ascends killed them.” Why do we make a point out of this? The reason is that the beast does not ascend until 1948/1967 to establish that which he had established before in 63 BCE with the entry of Old Rome under Pompey and then Herod the Great which was the league between the Zionists and Old Rome that indeed “killed” the two witnesses or killed Messiah in 30 CE.  It is the same Gentile Beast and Zionist league with Rome in the mindset of The Dragon. It is deceiving and present at both Ministries of Messiah but locked away during the period between those Two Ministries. The beast was locked away in the bottomless pit upon 70 CE destruction of Jerusalem when the Zionist league and Old Rome parted ways and could no longer deceive the nations into thinking what they portrayed to the world in Jerusalem was the Kingdom of God Promised in the Covenant of God with Israel. In the end time, starting visibly in 1948, taking the Holy Mount in 1967, the Gentile Beast of Revived Rome in league with the Zionists, returns, or ascends out of the bottomless pit to deceive again at a future period to John’s physical lifetime and time of his writing Revelation 11. The beast was in the bottomless pit effective 70 CE as John wrote here in 100 CE but would later “ascend.”

 

These things are part of the “here a little” and “there a little” of Isaiah 28, as we have brought out earlier, which keep one confused and seals the Book of Revelation from being understood.  Knowing the key of 1984 and the Second Coming Ministry as revealed by Michael the Great Prince we can now properly place this puzzle piece. Otherwise, as many have done, this expression about the “beast ascending” can cause one to think this occurs during a future time involving a literal appearance of Moses and Elijah. This blocks them entirely from seeing that they are indeed the Ministry of Messiah and primarily during 26-30 CE.  We say again the beast that ascends killed them or Messiah in 30 CE. That beast would then be shut in the bottomless pit in 70 CE and ONLY ascend later in the end time, many years after John was gone. In 1948/1967 it would deceive again, being loosed from the bottomless pit for that final deception, during the Second Ministry of Christ from 1984 to 1987, and thus tread underfoot the holy city for 42 months, also designated “little season,” during that time, being in trespass as we have stated above.

 

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

 

“It Is Finished”

 

          Now there is no more misunderstood quote of Christ’s than this one. Many say it is the work of redemption that was finished, which clearly it was not, as we have meticulous shown in the earlier parts of Section 1-13. He had not finished the 70th Week, in order to bring in what was stated to be given ONLY upon the completion of that full 70th Week.

 

          Daniel 9:24

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.

 

So, if the redemption was not finished, then what was? Quite simply it was the PUBLIC manifestation of Messiah to Israel within the Covenant 70th Week under the name “Jesus,” so that, via his rejection the rest of the world, the Gentiles, could have access to the Same Covenants of Promise according to Romans 9-11 and Ephesians 2. The Law was fulfilled regarding Leviticus 23:1-22 and the spring Holy Days where in verse 22 we have the stranger fed in the same harvest as Israel; again, this is Gentile access as we just stated. Additionally, blood atonement putting sin in remission was finished in the fulfillment of the High Priest entering into the Holy of Holies granting access to both Jews and Gentiles. These are the things that were “finished” in Christ First Ministry. Here we must also keep in mind that the Second Coming is as a thief to complete the confirmation on September 18/19, 1987, under the new name Michael the Great Prince. Consequent upon that confirmation being completed by Messiah, Daniel 9:24 began to unfold and be completed and not before. It is here the rest of Leviticus 23:23 onward with its Holy Days are fulfilled, as well as Leviticus 16 when the High Priest comes out for the doing away of sin altogether in the scapegoat ritual. These were not “finished” in Jesus Christ and the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week.

 

Putting All Factors Together for Proper Interpretation

 

Here is the essence of Revelation 11:1-13: It is the Public Ministry of Messiah from 26-30 CE. However, as we see in verse 7 the Beast (Rome acting at the behest of the Chief Priest’s and Scribes as stated in John 19:15), at the completion of that public ministry, kills Messiah on Preparation Day of Passover, Nissan 14, April 3, 30 CE, the finish of Messiah’s First Ministry TO NATIONAL ISRAEL. THIS IS THE MAIN AND KEY POINT IN THIS SCRIPTURE, whereupon he spoke from the cross, “it is finished.” NATIONAL ISRAEL NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN.  3 and ½ days (day for a year or 3 and ½ years) of Messiah’s ministry, his First and Public Coming to Israel has, since that time as far as national Israel is concerned, lain dead in the streets of Jerusalem, the city that is spiritually Sodom and Egypt. All that Moses pointed to in his day and all that Elijah represented in Elijah proper and John the Baptist laid dead not understood nor appreciated by national Israel. This is the power of the Messiah Ministry or the two witnesses to withhold rain. We find by joining I Kings 17 with James 5:17-18 that Elijah’s ministry involved a withholding of rain for 3 and ½ years regarding Israel solely. Therefore, we additionally discover here in Revelation 11 the Messiah Ministry withholds the blessing “the rain” from national Israel under the First Half of Daniel’s 70 Weeks or the 3 and ½ years of that period due to the blindness legitimately upon Israel during the then, ongoing, Seven Times more judgment of Leviticus 26:18-39. As we covered in Section VIII, Leviticus 23:22 where the gleanings and corners of the field were for the poor and stranger, this blindness upon Israel keeping them from seeing nationally their king and his Messiah Ministry, opened the door to the “strangers” or the Gentiles according to Paul’s Gospel of Grace to them as stated in Roman 9-11 and Ephesians 2; thus, we have our next verse:

 

9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

 

He Lives

 

          The nation of Israel rejected him and to them he was dead and gone, whereby they eliminated the threat to their relationship with Rome as indicated in John 11:45-53 and John 19:15. They believed they had done God a service to kill a false prophet that was leading them in trespass of the Law of Moses, as they interpreted same through their hierarchy of the Scribes and Pharisees, leaders over the people, the Priests and the Sanhedrin.  However, some of Israel as was seen in the Apostles and the 120 in the upper room of Acts 1 and 2, and predominantly later the “they of the nations” through the Apostle Paul’s Ministry according to Leviticus 23:22, Romans 9-11 and Ephesian 2, would not allow what had transpired to be buried as dead, but rather kept the Ministry of the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week alive. The 3 and ½ Days in this verse is 3 and ½ Years, with a year for a day as we stressed from Number 14:34, due to Israel being under the Seven Times more judgment during this First Ministry of Messiah in 26-30 CE. This ministry is kept alive by the nations in acceptance of Jesus as Messiah; thus, it remains in the streets of Jerusalem and not buried. It is a witness against national Israel all through the Age of Grace, although greatly removed from the original strength, truth, and understanding versus when the Apostles were physically alive giving a proper witness.

 

10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

 

11 And after three days and a half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

 

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake, were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

 

          Without venturing back into Daniel 11:30-35 verse by verse again, we can only refer the reader back to that presentation as it also shows the same things as what is portrayed here when compared with the record of Matthew through Acts in the New Testament. We see in Luke 23:12 the gifts being sent in Revelation 11:10 above were friendship extended both ways between Pilate and Herod who overcame their previous estrangement by agreeing together in doing this deed for the Chief Priests and Scribes which prevailed upon the people to crucify Messiah. In Daniel 11 we saw the expression that both parties spoke lies at one table. This is the broader scope of “giving gifts to one another,” as the Zionists gave allegiance to Rome rather than Messiah and their Covenant with God, while Rome capitulated in doing their bidding to destroy the threat to their Zionist leadership that Jesus posed. 

 

          In verses 11 – 13, we have the record of Acts 1-3, along with the resurrection of Messiah and the testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. With Christ’s ascension and then the witness of Peter and the Apostles, the spiritual earthquake occurred whereby the tenth or remnant was slain spiritually to accept Christ according to the Romans 6 experience. They reckoned themselves dead and publicly witnessed to same in water baptism, well understood to Jews as a dip in the mikvah or fountain of water for purification yielding a new beginning in resurrection in the life of Messiah being in them via the laying on of hands of the Apostles which simply means the Apostles instructed them rightly bringing them into the fullness of truth behind the First Four Seals as we have stressed earlier in this publication, called “receiving the Holy Spirit.” This is also seen in the approximate, slain 7000, those who were enemies, that were pricked in the heart by the presentation of Peter to “behold” or see the truth. They were converted to follow Messiah and to this day the testimony of the 3 and ½ years of the First Ministry remains as an indelible witness. Here we have a direct correlation to Revelation 7 of the “remnant” of the 144,000 of Israel raised to life in the First Resurrection of 30 CE, being first slain to understand the evil that that they had done in rejecting Messiah and then buried spiritually, demonstrated publicly by baptism, and coming into “newness of life” or proper understanding, again, as given by Paul in Romans 6. The 7000 is also comparable to Elijah’s day as those that would not bow to Baal in I Kings 19:18, and seen at this time of Christ’s First Ministry as those that followed Christ after Pentecost and would not bow to the Zionist league with Rome.

 

Another Mysterious Verse Clarified with Spiritual Perception Rather than Literal Interpretation

 

          Matthew 27:50-53

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

 

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

 

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

 

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

 

          The key to these scriptures is set-off in bold face in the last verse above, “after his resurrection.” Beginning with the Apostles and then later in the upper room with the 120 and then on to the remnant of which we have spoken, we have the First Resurrection, or the coming out of the graves. It has nothing to do with literal graves being opened and literal rocks being rent, although there may have been a literal earthquake at this time which may have damaged literal graves and broke rocks. It is rather the dormant understanding in those that awaited Messiah in truth, those in the grave or dead to full truth, arose from the dead, out of a childlike understanding centered around self-determination and lack of insight into the Law and the Prophets, unto the truth; thus, they had part in the First Resurrection over which death, spiritual death and blindness, had a hold no longer. The rocks of the Law and the Prophets, hard and undecipherable, were opened unto them when explained by Christ, such as the two on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:1-35. From this experience, they went into Jerusalem and witnessed concerning Messiah and his resurrection, bringing the remnant to larger numbers as the movement progressed.

 

The literal veil torn from top to bottom is only indicative of the spiritual opening made available to the heavenly Holy of Holies by Christ. This way was by his flesh. This was Messiah fulfilling, by his physical presence, the Covenant of God with Israel as to the spring Holy Days of Leviticus 23:1-22, during the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week, as stated by Paul in Hebrews 10:19-24. Thereby, Messiah entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies, whereby we can enter into God’s presence with that same mindset and understanding in Christ also manifested in us. This was limited to the remnant according to Isaiah 8:16-9:2, John 5:25, and Revelation 7:1-8 as the First Resurrection, awaiting the fullness of The Resurrection, or Second Resurrection, to all men after the completion of Daniel’s 70th Week in Messiah’s Second Coming.

 

Short of this interpretation and proper understanding, we have spooks, ghosts, or even zombies wandering around Jerusalem, another conjecture of unauthorized interpretation not based upon the Law and the Prophets. Most also picture this scenario as happening right at the time Jesus died and the veil of the Temple was rent. Such is not the case, but rather “after his resurrection” with public manifestation in many coming out of the graves and witnessing to the truth at Pentecost. We, again, leave the reader to see the foolishness of literalism as compared with spiritual and proper interpretation, based upon the Law and the Prophets, as interpreted to us through Michael of Daniel 10:21.

 

Again, the Immediate Jump to the Second Coming

         

Notice now, just like Revelation 7, Revelation 11 immediately goes to the final end.  It is Great Tribulation in Revelation 7 where many come out to the truth washing their robes white; in Revelation 11, it goes immediately to the 7th Trumpet sounding. This is one and the same thing. Here we place the end in view designated within the Ministry of Paul and others; it becomes clear as to why they always pointed to the end time as the next immediate thing that could even occur in their lifetime, DUE TO THEM NOT KNOWING THE END OF THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES. This would terminate immediately upon the day and hour of the Second Coming of Christ to Israel according to Romans 11:25-27 to take away their sins in the full atonement contingent upon the fulfillment of the Last Half of the 70th Week of Daniel and the Confirmation of the Covenant. It is only upon the full confirmation and completion of that 70th Week, whereby the blessing, resurrection to full truth, and the full redemption, could occur as stated in Daniel 9:24. Now knowing the end of the Times of the Gentiles, we find it was 1954 years from 30 CE, the death, burial, resurrection of Messiah, and the giving of Holy Spirit to the remnant on Pentecost. That fact of his return and timing being unknown, John here shows it immediately after Messiah’s First Ministry in 30 CE where all the New Testament follows suit presenting Christ’s return as imminent.

 

14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

 

Establishing the Time for the 7th Trumpet

 

          As we presented in Section 13, the second woe was the 6th Trumpet / Plague, the November 29, 2012 placing of the Holy Mount in the international State of Palestine legislatively, awaiting full completion of that sounding and outpouring in executive action of a more drastic nature in implementation to fully slay the “third of men.” This could just as well take the form of international designs as specified in UNGA Resolution 181 for Jerusalem to be under a separate regime and not part of either a Palestinian or Zionist State. In either case, we await the removal of the Zionist State within their demise and tribulation consummating in changing the government to accept Messiah and joining with the sons of Ishmael, the Arabs to form One State, not Two, as Isaac with Ishmael, as well as Judah with Ephraim, under the Messiah as the Kingdom of God manifested out of Jerusalem in truth and peace from the Holy Mount.  While we await that practical, and on the ground affectation, we already have Revelation 10 where the message is declared of THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL in the “little book” accompanied by the Mystery of God being made known or a revelation of the Law and the Prophets in detail around the Two Ministries of Messiah. We saw how this paralleled as the exact same thing in the books of the Law and the Prophets being opened as this publication before the reader as well as another Book, the Book of Life being THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL in Revelation 20. This is the time for that revelation.

 

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

 

16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

 

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

 

18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

 

19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

 

          As in the opening of the 7 Seals and THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, we see that everything we thought in our First Birth as carnal men, as Nebuchadnezzar of old stated, “Is this not Great Babylon that I have built,” is not our works, our possessions, or accomplishments, nor has anything been “anything,” but God Himself expressed. That is the chief change when the 7th Trumpet / Plague sounds. The kingdoms and what transpired that we have considered to belong to the world of men and existence as we have, past tense, perceived same, become what they are; it is all of God and always has been. However, we don’t register that until we hear the truth, the trumpet sounds to us individually, and it takes hold transforming us in our Second or New Birth to become Sons of God. At that point, all becomes the Kingdom of God in recognition of His Eternal Sovereignty.

 

The Apparent Positive and Negative

 

As we have stated earlier, this is the reward of a positive nature to those such as Abraham who believed and had the knowledge of the Sovereignty of God in all things. His faith is verified and perpetuated further. To those who “are angry” and those that “destroy the earth” by their belief that kills one another in violation of the Second Commandment due to the fact that they do not have the First One, but rather believe in self-determination, freewill, and choice, their faith is destroyed and must be replaced by being cast into the Lake of Fire, the fire of God and His Word as in Zechariah 13:8-9 and I Corinthians 3:10-15 to find their name, by understanding, in the Book of Life. Here they will lose their shortsighted and immature belief and come to understanding. Those who already understand will then lead them unto real righteousness which is to recognize God as all and in all as in Daniel 12:3. Those leading to that real righteousness are manifest first as Michael the Great Prince, and via his prior instruction so that this publication can be available for said “leading to righteousness,” the author of these pages. Thereby others shall also be born and joined to us until all shall know the Lord from the least to the greatest according to Jeremiah 31:34.

 

In Summation of Revelation 11

 

          The temple in heaven, the understanding of the two Ministries of Messiah to Israel and the confirmation of the Covenant 70th Week or the Temple-Time-Period being opened, we see the Ark of the Covenant or Messiah, Michael the Great Prince. It was from between the two cherubim located on the mercy seat on top of the Ark of the Covenant physically present in ancient Israel that Moses and therefore Israel received communication from God as we see stated in

 

          Exodus 25:16-22

16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.

20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

 

The two cherubim being indicative of the two witnesses, two anointed ones, the two Ministries of Messiah, the Temple in Heaven is opened which is the understanding coming from God via Messiah from the completed 70th Week’s First Half and Second Half, now brought out publicly in the sounding of the 7th Trumpet. It is in hearing or understanding Messiah’s word as articulated in THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, that we, individually, come into the value of the Trumpet Sounding. It is through this larger publication BABYLON HAS FALLEN, that we, individually, understand how and in what way previous understandings are short of full truth, yet have been necessary components, now discarded, even as a plant discards those parts that have brought forth the fruit when the harvest arrives.

 

          Revelation 11:19

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

 

As a result, there are “lightnings” / enlightenment; the voices of the Prophets become clear; the Seven Thunders are heard in the opening of the Seven Seals; there is an earthquake of spiritual revelation shaking down all that is false and removing it; and finally the hail of full truth destroys the refuge of lies leaving only the truth according to Ezekiel 13 and Revelation 16:17-21 .

 

Messiah the Measure of I.C.O.M.

 

          At this point, we wish to bring out a third factor needed that will be necessary to reestablish Inherent Collective Objective Morality. It will be the Ark of Testament, Messiah, publicly manifested that will set the example. With all the deviation in the atmosphere of self-determination, freewill, and choice, the third factor that will be temporarily needed to set this whole creation on course under the Sovereignty of God will be a moral measure.

 

We have extremes in conservativism such as the devoted of Orthodox Judaism, remotes sects of Christianity, and certainly Islam, with all three having the other end of the equation as well, with the majority steered by liberalism. We have people covered from head to toe, particularly with women, all the way to nude beaches on the other end of the spectrum. Alcohol is forbidden in many circles, and there is too much alcohol leading to abuse in others. No contraception all the way to terminating pregnancies in abortion, along with a plethora of other issues such as homosexuality, etc.

 

ICOM is certainly hard to decipher at this point. Rigidity and looseness must have an example set in moderation once again. It is here we have the third element added to the First Two Great Commandments. It is in Messiah, his dress, manner of life, conduct toward his wife, as well as her deportment and dress, and their conduct toward others. In other words, not establishing a Law, but living by example, subject to common sense and a standard of moderation in an established leader with authority from God, will reestablish ICOM for perpetual norms in all of society. Here is a very practical reason, in the final establishment of the Kingdom of God by Messiah out of Jerusalem, all nations must come up to Jerusalem to learn of the Lord and WALK IN HIS WAYS as stated by Isaiah 2:1-4, “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” Once all knowledge and understanding concealed as Mysteries in the Bible are disclosed and the resurrection occurs, Messiah will be the standard in these things which will translate into Inherent Collective Objective Morality for henceforth. Within the First Two Commandments with an example in Messiah, the Ark of the Testament seen publicly, we have the final threefold cord that will sustain the New Heaven and Earth wherein dwells righteousness.

 

Revelation 12

 

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