Part-C: Revelation 14:1-13
A Brief Synopsis of Revelation 14:1-13,
Which Is the End of the 3rd Total Presentation
Repeated Seven Times in the Book of Revelation
A Brief Synopsis of Revelation 14:14-20
Which is the 4th Total Presentation of the Seven
And the Shortest and Most Consolidated of All
Overview of Revelation 12,
Then 13, and 14:1-13
For Continuity of the 3rd and 4th Total Presentation
Chapter 12 presents the spiritual setting beginning with the First Ministry of Messiah briefly; but unlike Chapter 11, Chapter 12 is concentrating primarily on the Last Ministry of Messiah almost solely. Chapter 13 shows the world-stage-setting of the end time and all the players, again as they bear upon the Holy Land and Jerusalem in particular, where they have their influence due to entering and being involved with Jerusalem and the Covenant of God with Israel during the critical Temple-Time-Period of the Ministries of Messiah, understood to be the First and Last Halves of Daniel’s 70th Week. It is the Last Half depicted as 42 months that is the clear emphasis during 1984-1987. This is predominantly, once again, with the concentration being on the time of the end and the Last End of the Indignation associated with the fulfillment and completion of the Time-Period of Daniel’s 70th Week. Chapter 14:1-13 gives the climax and closing scene as the curtain falls after the return of Messiah with the elements of the First Ministry and company of the remnant raised to life in the First Resurrection of 26-30 CE in verses 1-5, bringing victorious conclusion at the end in verses 6-13. That arrival and final scene, as we have also observed from Revelation 7 and Revelation 11, immediately depicts the deliverance occurring as well as the judgment rendered after the First Ministry, however only as the result of the Second Ministry ending this 3rd installment of the entire picture of judgment and deliverance based upon the confirmation of the full 70th Week of Daniel and Messiah’s Two Ministries fulfilling same.
As we have emphasized before, it is the same message that Messiah brought called the Gospel of the Kingdom in the First Ministry. Israel as a nation rejecting Messiah, that message in its purity retained with the Apostles was given to very few from that point. It was imparted only upon people being brought to the Apostles for further instruction called the “laying on of hands” whereby they received that enlightenment called the “Holy Spirit.” Those that received that full truth are the 144,000 of Israel that were the remnant and virgins having not defiled themselves with women. This means that they did not accept the false understandings producing a false birth and façade of truth that won the day through the false apostles, again as we have made so clear in our previous Sections. They were not in fornication with the women of Ezekiel 23-24, but through the history of Israel remained as the faith remnant, such as Joshua and Caleb, of Isaiah 6:9-13 until the time of Messiah’s First Ministry. They went from what they understood under the Law of Moses straight to receiving Messiah and full truth – the Holy Spirit. Therefore, they are seen as already with Messiah when he brings the final message, which is the same as they received initially in the Gospel of the Kingdom called in finality of presentation: THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL. We also repeat that the reason it did not take, converting Israel during its original declaration the first time, was so, in the manifold wisdom of God, the Gentiles could be brought into the equation fulfilling the Law in Leviticus 23:22 in conjunction with the Prophets such as Isaiah 8-9:2, while Israel was blinded under the judgment of Leviticus 26:18-39 as explained by Apostle Paul in Romans 9-11, and Ephesians 2.
Here now we explain Revelation 14:1-13 first, which ends the 3rd total presentation of Messiah’s Ministry and the deliverance thereby. Afterward in Revelation 14:14-20 we give the proper view and interpretation of the 4th total presentation of both Messiah Ministries where many have greatly erred in using verse 20 in unison with other parts of Revelation to insist on a final literal battle of such proportions that blood will actually be horse-bridle deep. Revelation 14:14-20 has nothing at all to do with a literal battle that ends in this preposterous way as we will shortly show.
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
Finishing the 3rd total presentation in the climax after and upon the completion of Daniel’s 70th Week in fall of 1987, as well as the events that bring us passed that time to the end in view and the message of deliverance contingent upon the Week being completed, Revelation 14:1-13 is the picture of THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL finally coming forth and being preached accompanied by a declaration that all which has come before it is now corrupted and defiled via being eclipsed by this greater, all-encompassing message. Previous dealings of God with mankind in the past, necessary for those eras and the development of civilization within them, Israel being the prime subject used, have come to the point of being discarded. This is the meaning of “Babylon has fallen.”
The Gospel of Disgrace
Babylon, used under Nebuchadnezzar for God’s greater purpose, came to the point of the transgression of Belshazzar taking the precious things of the Jewish temple and joining them with heathen feasts; thus, it was taken and captured by the Persian Empire. It is the same today with spiritual Babylon. Upon Israel rejecting Messiah, the Gospel of Grace under Paul brought the nations into relation with the Promises to Israel. However, through the false prophets misrepresenting the truth in their false interpretations in the name of Christ, the Gospel of Grace was abandoned as taught with proper understanding by Paul. Keeping the same façade in name only, it became what Paul calls “another gospel,” which is not the gospel at all. It is a form of godliness by denies God in His Sovereignty, the power of real godliness. It went beyond what was given via mixing the heathen and vile with the truth in what we have today in the end time and must be removed. Chief in that evil and fornication is those of Israel as Zionists, joined and supported by Christians claiming to believe “the gospel,” that have taken alternate means and methods as we have portrayed clearly to this point in our publication, in a position of being in league with Revived Rome instead of Messiah, thus continuing the same league they had with Old Rome previously which led to the rejection of Messiah polluting the sanctuary of their strength. Zionists, and politically the Zionist State are characterized as riding atop the whole debacle in manipulation and spiritual fornication with the nations, being principally supported by Christians that say this State is the Seed of Abraham that Christians must support to receive proper blessing, ignoring the fact that it is Messiah that is the promised seed for blessing as Paul taught in Galatians 3. This whole scenario is the illicit relationship called Babylon the Great of Revelation 17 and 18 which is based upon the presentation in the Law and the Prophets in Isaiah 47-48, Jeremiah 50-52, and Ezekiel 23. It is time for these things to be torn down and obliterated to make way for God’s Final Stage and Setting around THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL.
Nature Teaches Us the Same Thing
Much the same way as an animal sheds his skin or a plant drops the surrounding vegetation when the fruit is ready to come forth, the past has served its purpose and is now to be put aside for the end and goal in view. The end product in any living organism is the purpose of the existence for all the stages before that objective is accomplished. Therefore, along with THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, we have another message that shows this overall purpose for what has past, and the fact that it is now corrupted and must be discarded for the final stage. Those under the old view of principally self-determination, deciding one’s own destiny with God as an on-looking, separate entity, have the mark of the beast, believing in their minds (mark in the forehead) they are correct in this view and that their works (mark in the hand) are indeed THEIR works, and not the work of God in them. Eternally there is no rest and only torment, while operating in this mindset. There is no relief and can never be. Only when we die spiritually and move to another mindset can we be delivered. This is the point of Revelation 14:1-13 where verse 13 conveys that those dead spiritually in those former understandings are blest only upon dying in the Lord or reckoning themselves dead unto those old views which served their purpose and must now be discarded. Only in so doing can they receive life from the dead and full rest. They must understand it is all God’s doing and therefore the individual, in having THAT revelation which comes from understanding THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, ceases from believing that we, ourselves ever did, are doing, or will do anything, in reality. It is only God working out His good pleasure and purpose established and finished before the foundation of the world. That is the final destination and purpose for all that has gone before which beliefs must be consumed and left behind for this FULL TRUTH.
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
We see the reward is not some existence in an afterlife as dictated by the false clergy prior to this revelation of full truth. It is with the Messiah at his coming and is broadcast and given then. It is based upon whether or not we perceive our works as God’s works or whether we perceive them as our own works apart or separate from God as an outside entity. The nonsense and fantasy that literalism has placed upon statements in Revelation such as we have here, “the smoke of their torment,” being souls suffering in hell-fire and agony forever, is one of the main concepts that needs to be extinguished to bring people to peace and rest, eliminating the clergy and its horror stories that keep people coming to them for remedies. It is this type of unauthorized interpretation, well-witnessed here that it has nothing to do with an ethereal supposed, afterlife existence, but is rather regarding “day” and “night” only experienced in time and space in physical life, that must give way to sound logic, reasoning from all the Word of God, and most importantly proper interpretation by Michael the Great Prince. In THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, we rest in knowing all has been, is, and will be God and of God, where, within that understanding, all is perfect in progression eliminating the need for punishment or reward. They can only exist within our carnal and childish perception when we perceive we are responsible for our actions. Since God is doing it all, these things vanish as the paper fire and fantasy they are. In short, the punishment is the concept itself (self-determination, freewill, and choice), believing we are our own entity separate from God carrying with it the major negative of spiritual and mental torment with no rest and therefore a lack of confidence, ever second guessing ourselves as to our Divine Acceptance. The reward is also the concept itself (THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL), believing we are God manifest in the flesh walking with Him in harmony with no separation from God carrying with it the peace of rest and confidence, never second guessing ourselves as to our Divine Acceptance.
The 4th Presentation of Daniel’s 70th Week
Within the Book of Revelation
Structure of the Law and the Prophets from which
The Everlasting Gospel Is Declared and Brought to Bear
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
This 4th total presentation, the shortest and most consolidated of the Full Ministry of Messiah, is an overview of the structure and events that terminate in the final judgment to establish what is presented in Revelation 14:1-13, THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL. That structure is Daniel 9:24-27 as given in the symbology of these verses. First, we have the Wheat and Grain harvest of the spring in verses 14-16, the First Ministry of Messiah from 26-30 CE, the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week, fulfilling also Leviticus 23:1-22 of those spring feast days as we have shown meticulously in our previous, earlier Sections. Leviticus 23:22, although between the two harvests, is also based upon, and therefore part of, the first harvest.
Secondly we have the Grape or Vine harvest of the fall in verses 17-20, the Last or Second Ministry of Messiah from 1984 – 1987 CE, the Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week, fulfilling also Leviticus 23:23-44.
In both harvests there is a reaping. In the First Harvest, this is the First Resurrection where the Apostles and those that heard the voice of Messiah, thereby understanding truth, arose from spiritual death. In the Second Harvest, all of mankind will eventually rise to truth and be awakened from spiritual death. Those that have waited for Messiah in expectation rightly are raised to the truth in a positive fulfillment, thus having what they believed capped off with FULL TRUTH. Those that have made haste in assuming they were right in their views of predominantly self-determination, freewill, and choice will be likewise raised to the truth, however negatively, bringing great tribulation such as never was since there was a nation, having what they have believed removed as in error, where they must then make the positive move to FULL TRUTH. This negative picture is what characterizes the final harvest in verse 20:
And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
In referencing the following link and studying it in depth, this verse is clearly brought to light. The distance around the West Bank territory called Judea and Samaria, with its valley being the “horse bridles” of Jerusalem, all considered the valley of Jehoshaphat of Joel 1-3, is a thousand and six hundred furlongs. The contest between God and the world revolves for centuries around this property and Jerusalem in particular, where Jerusalem has been a burdensome stone for all, breaking all those that burden themselves with it according to Zechariah 12:1-3. Therefore, it is around this area and property that the final judgment is released. This is also depicted in verses 12-15 of Revelation 16 exposing deception and rendering judgment referred to as the Valley of Armageddon, which is the same as the Valley of Jehoshaphat in Joel 3 and the Valley of Jezreel in Hosea 1-2. The blood is not literal, but refers to the harvest producing the product of the fruit, the Final Resurrection. There, at this place centered in Jerusalem, all the world will be brought to view the final events that remove the current, world understanding and all previous understandings of life, God, science and certainly the Bible, consumed in the vast parameters of THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL and the practical working out of its message in all facets of existence from this point forward. It is the blood that is the symbol of life sustained in any organism. In it being extracted in the final judgment, the understanding thought to be life, that mindset based upon self-determination, freewill, and choice is removed and the vine that has that understanding dies as a result of this harvest. From that dead and desolated state according to Daniel 12:3-4, Isaiah 1:18, 29:11-24, Isaiah 54, John 5:24-29, and John 6:45 a new birth of proper understanding can begin in resurrection. Here now is that link for the reader’s further consideration and study.