REVELATION Chapter Six: VAV

Pruning of the Vineyard 
VAV: PIERCING NAIL, CUTTING HOOK, SHARP PEG, STAKE
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BY LEVI
(updated 1/1/17, 4/31/18)
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vav-hebrew-letter“All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth: When He lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it; and when He blows a trumpet, you hear it. For so the LORD said to me, ‘I will take my rest [Sabbath], and I will look from My dwelling place like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.’ For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, He will both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches. They will be left together for the mountain birds of prey and for the beasts of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.”- Prophet Isaiah (Is. 18:3-6) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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With the previous five chapters and Hebrew letters of Revelation, our focus has been upon the panoramic plan of the millennial workweek. We reviewed the Aleph Key (Key of Knowledge) and connected 1 becoming 1,000 to the seven assemblies that represent seven Divine days from Adam through the coming Great Sabbath of Christ. From the seven assemblies (or churches) of chapters 2 and 3, seven themes emerged as historical highlights.
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And if we expand our vision a bit more, the five chapters we have covered thus far also fit the historical highlights of the five millennial days from Adam:
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The first chapter of Revelation (like the first millennial House, Ephesus) reveals Christ standing in the midst of the seven candlesticks that symbolize the fullness of God’s Holy Spirit being shared with mankind. Hence, Apostle John in Heaven with Him on the “Day of the LORD” is like Adam and Eve being with the Lord on the Sabbath in the garden paradise. The Lord explained that He has the keys of Death and Hades, and Adam and Eve likewise learned that following God’s Word is the key to life, and not following His warnings leads to death.
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The second chapter and letter Beth witnesses to the first, four assemblies, which I likened to 4,000 years from Adam to the cross. Yet, what is a House of God (e.g., assembly, church, temple, synagogue) except a group separated and gathered unto the Lord, with the hope of being the chosen and saved? Hence, the second chapter of Revelation also correlates with the saved being gathered in the Ark on the second millennial day, both the family and the creatures that God called by His Spirit.
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The third chapter of Revelation concerns the remaining three assemblies that carry the burden (Gimel) of the Word into the world, which I explained confesses the remaining three millennial days in the heavenly week (to complete the Temple of Wisdom). Yet Chapter Three also concerns the third millennial day, when the Hebrews received and carried the Word of the Lord during their exodus period.
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The fourth chapter, Daleth, was explained to represent Christ’s sacrifice as the Lamb and Door of the sheep. Hence, it also fits with the Messiah’s ministry and sacrifice on the fourth millennial day, completing 4,000 years. By Christ we enter heavenly truths. The fourth millennial day was the day of great prophets who received heavenly visions.  
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After that, we covered the fifth chapter, Hey, and considered that the Lamb was found worthy because of His holy sacrifice and Him receiving the scroll of seven seals from the hand of God. This also fits with the Messiah ascending at the beginning of the fifth millennial day and sitting at the right hand of God, and the Book of Revelation was given to Apostle John on the same millennial day. Not only that, but the canon of Scripture was assembled during the fifth millennium from Adam. Moreover, the beginning of the Gospel Age with the fifth assembly can also be found in the fifth chapter.
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Therefore, with all of these things now lightly explained and understood, we should expect chapters six and seven to complete the millennial week with subtle suggestions that correlate to their historical/future significance. 
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VAV (Waw), PDI
 
Ancient Pruning Hooks, PDI
Ancient Pruning Hooks, PDI

At the end of this sixth millennial day, which is upon us, we should expect an unsealing of the actual Apocalypse (unveiling) scroll- not the spiritual unsealing and prophetic vision that preceded its physical manifestation, as the Lord already showed to John, but things already done in Heaven now coming down to Earth.

Until now, the Messiah has been the Suffering Servant Lamb who stood between our holy God and wicked mankind as an Intermediate of grace. A world which could have justly been destroyed, because of its overflow of abominations and lack of righteousness, has been upheld for the sake of the elect and the inheritance of the people of God. But just as the Lamb broke the seven seals of the little scroll, seven years will be unleashed and witnessed in which the seven seals represent.

Six of the seven years are at the end of this sixth millennium, c. 2023-2028 A.D. (+/-4). These are six years of  global tribulations for the elect. The second half of the week will be the worst for believers. The seventh seal/year (c. 2029) falls on the morning of the millennial Day of YHVH, and it is the year of great tribulation– the Year of Recompense when God’s wrath is stirred for His persecuted people.

What we will find in the week of years/seals is a microcosm of Satan’s tormenting and testing throughout the seven millennial days from Adam: 1) deception in the Garden, like the white horse that comes in peaceful but begins a war to conquer; 2) global warfare in the days of Noah, as the red horse; 3) hunger, pestilence, and harsh measuring scales in the days of the Exodus and wilderness journey, as with the black horse; 4) Death and Hell enthroned as a pale horse, bringing death with the fourth empire that Daniel described, as the Romans when Christ came; and 5) a great number of martyrs for the Word of God, as with the destruction of Jerusalem and Diaspora of Jews, and persecution of the early Ekklesia of the fifth millennial day. Then, in the sixth year/seal we find the world in hiding and punished by Satan, but the faithful elect are sealed from his rage at the Sabbath doorway. At the time of the Apocalypse, the Conquering King Messiah will no longer hold back the forces of Satan on the revolting world, but He will release them until the harvest is complete and the righteous reign with Him during the Great Sabbath.
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Satan comes down to dwell on Earth and has a short time to bring Hell with him, greater than has been seen in the world before. The world will receive the height of its desire with the Man of Sin, gathering them for the slaughter, but the Lord sets-up His banner and has His elect sound the shofars to gather the elect. No longer will the grace of the Lord be a cloud covering the entire Earth, but it will only be for His gathered at the end of the harvest. He will be a cloud of witnesses to them by day and fire of the Holy Spirit to guide them through the dark night. The harvest of the wicked world will be cut short before it becomes completely ripe, and those who seek to bear their mature fruits of evil will not be gathered; they will be cut-off when the Lord comes on His Day to save the elect. 
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Nations of the world have wickedly refused and broken the everlasting covenant of life, and the world has trampled upon the precious blood of Yeshua haMashiach (see Ps. 2). While the light of the good news should have been the reigning force and rejoicing of the world, the nations of the earth have preferred the darkness of evil rulers, dictators, slanderous anti-Christians, anti-Semites, cruel regimes, and socialist despots. No nation offered the blessing of the Gospel has become altogether righteous, and indeed many have become more evil. They have chosen deceivers as leaders and those who deny and/or distort the Word. Indeed, their secular progressive disease and monetary greed bring many nations further away from the Word of God rather than closer to repentance. Few, if any, leaders of the world teach of the Lord’s coming reign, and people live in the darkness of abject ignorance of spiritual things, just as many exalted leaders prefer. They have all gone their own way, in rebellion against the Word and Spirit of God.

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Now the Age of the Gentiles is at its end, and the Age of Grace has reached the appointed time of judgment. Glory was offered to all nations, as it was to Jews, yet the Word has been forsaken for the pride of life and gain through sin. Thus, God will now allow those who pursue their secular utopia to be united in their knowledge, mammon, and conspiring. For their own forms of correctness- doing existential things that seem right in their own eyes. He allows them the height of their vision until the workweek’s end; the evil that has been held back by the grace of God- the evil which lives in the hearts of mankind- He will now release upon them sevenfold. For the people of the world and the world’s leaders have sought together to change the very fundamentals of His truths and times prescribed by our holy God- to shake-away the Word of Truth delivered throughout the nations. They breaks cords with Messiah, and their judges are the spawns of Satan, tyrannical against the people of God, corrupt for legislating unrighteousness.
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Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants. And it shall be: as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor. The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, for the LORD has spoken this word. The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. (Isa. 24:1-6) NKJV
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The evils of the world, under every national banner, are more than can be recorded in an ocean of books. Scripture proclaims that the earth can no longer cover the blood of their atrocities. The blood cries from the ground for justice and cannot be silenced. A new age and new world must be born under Messiah. Judgment comes until righteousness reigns, as tribulations of labor. The measurements of justice have been laid to the line, and the scales of God are set for the weighing of all nations and inhabitants of the world.
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Yet the priest and the pastor and the minster of the Word- not all, but many- object, and say, ‘Our God is love and peace. God does not punish the earth- not our God. Your reading is in error. We have a new covenant, and the Law is done-away in Christ!’ This I proclaim: Not only is such a misunderstanding of God and His judgments faulty, but judgment begins with the elect, with the whole Household of God. As the Messiah said, not the smallest mark written will pass away until all the prophecies are fulfilled. Many serpents have come into the biblical faith as homosexual ministers and distorters of the Word, soon to fall away to the world where they belong, so the people of God will be tested, even as we are already being tested and the elect are already being slain and displaced, beheaded and abandoned by Earth’s wicked leaders. But blessed are they, and cursed are the serpents among us.
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Not All That Grows In the Vineyard Is Saved, PDI
Not all That Grows Within the Vineyard of God is Saved, PDI

The Messiah will send out His own messengers during the Apocalypse, and they will not be tokens of outward religiosity for gain, but of one scriptural faith. These last day messengers will come out of Babylon and all of her daughters.

They, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Scriptures, will spread the Gospel of the coming Kingdom in truth, and they will be given clear, sharp minds, like clear dew in the heat of the harvest. They will not waver, because they will have full understanding of the Holy Word. This is prophesied in the Scriptures; there will no longer be any exalted theologian, for all who are called will learn the truth and be greater than today’s teachers.

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, “Know the LORD,” for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jer. 31:33-34) NKJV 
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The Lord’s House will no longer be called by any other name; all will come together as the House of Israel and the Kingdom of Heaven. They will be one flock, and they will be called and upheld during the Apocalypse. They will suffer refinement and tribulation, but they will know the truth by the Holy Spirit and the restoration that the Lord YHVH brings to them. All the teachings of today’s religions are naked before the eyes of the Lord: of Catholics, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Orthodox, Episcopalians, Methodists, Calvinists, Mormons, Baptists, Pentecostals, First Assembly of God, Seventh Day Adventist, Anglican, and of the tens of thousands of denominations that interpret Scripture. Rewards and stripes will be given, as Messiah asserted, but all doctrines will be tested by Holy Spirit fire, burning up all deceptions on the foundation of Truth and leaving but one united people to answer the Lord’s call.
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Tents are not desired above the mansion that the Lord prepares, and when the fish are brought in, boats are left abandoned onshore as the fishers go home. Boats that do not do their part and bring fish ashore to the Kingdom will be accursed and filled with death- a stench that reaches to Heaven. God calls all of His elect out of Babylon and her daughters for the coming Kingdom. There were glorious pegs in the tent of the Tabernacle of God that served their purposes; but a time came when they came down as the greater Temple of God was constructed in Jerusalem as an unwavering assembly.
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And there are those, like the pegs, who have thought that they upheld all truths, but they will find that their purpose was also to obscure the clear view until the appointed time, as a dark veil upheld over the scriptural truth with their opposing voices and eschatological visions. Now God removes the pegs so that the veil over the truth will be opened once again. Now one Truth will be both seen and heard, and the voices of the dissenters will be silenced before the Lord of Glory. The veil of Christ’s flesh was hung even as the veil that was hung in the Temple ripped open for an entrance and view into the Most Holy, and the flesh of the Messiah is the Word of God being opened for His people. Likewise, when the Body of Christ suffers, the deep things of God are opened for all to see.
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In the last article on the fifth chapter of Revelation, we saw the slain Lamb take the scroll with seven seals, for His unveiling (apocalypse) and disclosing the troubles of seven years. The fact that the scroll declares wrath on the nations, and refinement of the elect during tribulation, implies a closing of the Age of Grace to the nations.
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As for Christian leaders and churches being done-away, the Lord gives an example through the nation of Judah. He “removed the protection” He had on the nation, and Jerusalem faced destruction. Yet the scribe and palace prefect who ran the king’s house at Jerusalem angered the Lord YHVH with his teachings. He had an indifferent attitude of helplessness, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” Rather than teaching the city to cry-out to the Lord in sackcloth, he taught comfort, and joy, and feasts until they were removed from the earth by the invading Assyrians.
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He did not believe the prophecies of God’s salvation for Jerusalem. He and those with him did not look to the Lord for deliverance, but he sought to strengthened the city walls. Shebna was more concerned with carving out a high and honorable tomb for his own death than believing in the prophesied salvation of life. His answer to the destruction he saw was to feast and to live as grand as he could, while he could, and to be honored in death- not to be humbled and believe in the Lord’s salvation.
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What did the Lord do to the man who ran the king’s house? He replaced him with someone who would heed His prophecies and messages of judgment. Eliakim, meaning Raised of God, son of Hilkiah, meaning God’s My Portion, was given his position. As destruction was facing Jerusalem, the leader of the king’s house did not abase himself under the approaching judgment, nor did he believe in the salvation that the Lord decreed through Isaiah for Jerusalem. Thus, the Lord put His own man over the people and removed those who were firmly established. Eliakim, foreshadowing the Messiah, would alone carry the burden of truth to the people of the Lord:
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“I will clothe him with your robe and strengthen him with your belt; I will commit your responsibility into his hand. He shall be father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open. I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house. They shall hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the posterity, all vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the pitchers.” (Isa. 22:25) NKJV; emp. mine 
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Hanging Adornments, PDI
Hanging Adornments, PDI

We are the vessels of the Lord that people drink from, but the burden of the Gospel and its responsibilities are being done away so that all the  people will only honor Him. He is the One who was nailed to cross, and on Him hangs all truth and glory. We are all as vessels hung on His work, and to Him, Yeshua, is the unity of the elect and all the glory. Leaders of the King’s House, as vessels for the people to drink from, are dismissed so that the people will drink of one cup of truth in Him.

Paul witnessed to this when speaking of false teachings being spread as the Gospel, telling Bible-believers to rightly divide the Word of Truth:

Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel of honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. (2 Tim. 2:19-21) NKJV
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So the vessels are for the Lord’s use, but as foreshadowed in the Old Covenant, there came a time when the leaders and teachers of the Lord’s people were dismissed, and Eliakim was given all authority; this pictures the teachers of the Lord’s House today being dismissed for faulty messages, leaving the sure foundation of the Word and the Lord Himself as Teacher of those whom He calls. Thus, we saw a change in authority, just as during the Apocalypse; the Spirit, the Word, the two witnesses of the Lord, and the messengers who hear will be His gathering arms.
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The true Body of Believers will spread the true messages of the Kingdom, of Jerusalem and salvation, but the old house leaders will be dismissed. The pegs hanging the veil over the truths today will be cut-down for the innermost truths of the Kingdom of Heaven.
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“In that day,” says the LORD of hosts, “the peg that is fastened in the secure place will be removed and be cut down and fall, and the burden that was on it will be cut off; for the LORD has spoken.” (Is. 22:25) NKJV
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From the foreshadowing of the above passage, we know that it is confirmed that there will be a falling away of the churches and their teachers during the tribulations. They have taught of worldly prosperity and raptures- “eat, drink, and be merry,” because supposedly there is nothing that can be done about the destruction awaiting- only glory in leaving this world. Some of these ministers teach Replacement Theology and Separation Theology, and they will be left dumbfounded when the Truth comes upon them. What they should be teaching is the message of the Prophet Isaiah, which is that the Lord will save Jerusalem for His servant David’s sake, for the beloved Messiah.
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Classic Pruning Hook, PDI
Classic Pruning Hook, PDI

How does the message of the sixth seal correlate with the letter Vav, meaning hook, nail, and peg? Revelation Chapter Six is entirely about the suffering of the elect, of Jews, Christians, and the scattered sheep of Israel by the Antichrist, whereas at the end of the chapter the Lord YHVH steps in to save His chosen people as the rebellious people of the world are sent into hiding, in rocks and caves in fear of the Lord.

This was foreshadowed in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah, when King Sennacherib of Assyria was toppling nations with his vast army and invaded the land of Israel, carrying captives away and destroying as he went.

Indeed, he in many ways foreshadowed what the Antichrist will do under the Apocalypse seals, even blaspheming God, saying, “Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, ‘Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria’” (2 Kin. 19:10, NKJV). And what was God’s response to Sennacherib before having His angel slay 185,000 (see 2 Kin. 19:35) of the Assyrian king’s army over night?

“The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head behind your back! Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel. By your messengers you have reproached the Lord, and said: ‘By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypress trees; I will enter the extremity of its borders, to its fruitful forest. I have dug and drunk strange water, and with the soles of my feet I have dried up all the brooks of defense.’ Did you not hear long ago how I made it, from ancient times that I formed it? Now I have brought it to pass, that you should be for crushing fortified cities into heaps of ruins. Therefore their inhabitants had little power; they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field and the green herb, as the grass on the housetops and grain before it is grown. But I know your dwelling place, your going out and your coming in, and you rage against Me. Because you rage against Me and your tumult have come up to My ears, therefore I will put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way which you came.” (2 Kin. 21:28) NKJV
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Vineyard Rows in Waiting, Pdi
Vineyard Rows in Waiting, Pdi

Concluding the placement for the letter Vav, the six seals (of six years in Chapter Six of Revelation) suggests a pruning of the vineyard before the great winepress of Divine wrath during the seventh year/seal that begins the Day of the LORD. First, judgment and refinement begin in the House of the Lord, meaning troubles and trials for all His people, including Israel and those grafted in. It is a time of falling away of religions and the height of evil world power and unity. But it is also a time for restoring all truths and uniting the sincere citizenry of the Lord for His arrival.  

(NB: As we study each of the six seals in this chapter, three scriptural witnesses will be given to help us perceive the progression of the Beast and his united nations: Dan. Ch. 11, Matt. 24, and Rev. 6.) 
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SEAL ONE: Year of Deception c. 2023 A.D.
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The first year of the Apocalypse, 5,995 years from when Adam was made in the Lord’s image and 11,995 years from the beginning of the Genesis account, is marked by utopian plotting of world leaders and global governance enthusiasts. On the horizon for international policy-movers are further implications of their strategies/schemes for manipulating the masses into a united world economic, sustainable development system (meaning that they will seek to control all nature, its resources, and human activity). Indeed, these people, who have positioned themselves over all the people of the planet, plan to have the U.N. Agenda 30 (formerly 21) fully implemented by 2030, which would eventually steal all our God-given liberties and national sovereignties away and make a new socialist system of serfs submitted to bureaucratic and dictating global elitists. Onto this world-stage emerges the Antichrist with his lofty schemes of salvation from current world woes and obstacles. He comes from a small nation or people, but he captures the world’s attention, promising to put down nationalists and religion in defiance, all in the name of peace. 
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Angels came to me as I slept and awoke me in spirit. Urgently they exclaimed, “Five and five and the children of Israel will be deceived! Five and five and the children of Israel will be deceived! The children of Israel do not believe Jesus is the Messiah; the children of Israel will believe that Buzzy is the Messiah!”
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They also sought to explain the “number of the Beast” to me, but I was only just awakening to the mysteries of the Scriptures in those years, over a decade ago, so they held-up a bold, white sign that had 66M written on it.
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After awakening I learned that Buzi means despised in Hebrew. I realized that Satan was called this by the angels because he is despised, and this is probably a short name for Beelzebub, meaning, ‘lord of the flies.’ From this I understood that they spoke of the Antichrist and the death he will bring.  As for the 5 and 5, I am currently unsure of its meaning, yet 5 x 5 (or 2025) does fit within the timeframe of the middle of the Apocalypse. Why the angels sometimes speak in cloaked messages and riddles is debatable, but I suspect that the Right Hand of God does not always want His enemies at the left hand know what He is doing. The seas swarm with life, but some of the fish are really sharks, and some of those who wear white and steer white horses are truly dressed in black at heart. What I have discerned is that 66M suggests the end of the 6th millennial day of the Divine week and probably hints at the first 6 years of tribulations. I concluded that the messengers did not want the “children of Israel” to miss this Great Sabbath and be deceived by a false messiah.
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Upon reading, the following was reminded me. Thus, I will post it and those who can understand it will, and those who cannot can skip:
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I found our previous discussion regarding 5 by 5. Here is your part of the discussion after I told you I opened to Ezekiel 41 just that morning. This was dated from April. It also happens to be the exact same page that I opened to in Sept (?) when asking to see the word “post” to confirm if I should share your articles. It appears 9 times on this page in my Bible in the forms of gateposts and doorposts.
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” I don’t believe in coincidence like you opening to that passage; the Lord must be teaching. Back when I first considered the five and five, ten meant very little to me. I had not yet discovered the Moedim Paradigm, via the Lord’s patient teaching. So I now see that the “width of the entryway [Door, Messiah’s coming] was ten cubits [10th millennial day from beginning Israel week, Yom Kippur], and the side walls of the entrance were five cubits on this side and five cubits on the other side; and he measured its length, forty cubits [40 Jubilees, Divine generation long, 2,000 years coming], and its width, twenty cubits [20 Jubilees or 1,000 years for the whole wide world].” So if the walls are five and five that are added and concern the entrance of Messiah, being ten, why the repetition with 10 cubits, showing it two different ways? The clue must be that 2 peoples will become 1 when He comes on Israel’s millennial Day of Atonement. They are separated and have their doctrinal walls in the House of God, divided over the Messiah’s entry. Thus, if I add this with my revelation that Jews do not believe Jesus is the coming Messiah, who is coming at the completion of 12 millennial days (66M).”
He comes in peacefully as a righteous appearing figure of intrigue, but in his heart is a devouring lion longing to destroy. The rage of the narcissist cannot long remain suppressed, and the façade of his secular, self-righteous indignation is short-lived. A monster lives behind the pleasant veil of peace. He has no regard for God or of His holy ways. He hates the glorious Word of God and those who believe the Word, though he will at first disguise this. He will be the voice of all who see themselves as above petty religion- namely Judeo-Christianity, but he will gain the honor of the Muslims and glorify their mosques by spreading the wealth.
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The first year of the seven is marked by a successfully negotiated, seven-year peace treaty between Israel and Palestinian neighbors, concerning the Temple Mount and the old city of eastern Jerusalem. The controversy over Zion becomes the center of geo-political concerns of ruling elites, and this man is seen as a messianic miracle-worker, performing and accomplishing feats which other politicians have failed at. Jerusalem has become the “burdensome stone” set before the nations, and his peace is hailed by many national leaders as the beginning of the new world in which they seek (see Dan. 9:27). 
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4 Horse Progression, PDI
4 Horse Progression, PDI

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Rev. 6:1-2) NKJV

Spiritually, the white horse is a righteous-appearing movement that he will lead. The bow without the arrows shows that the threat of war empowers him for conquering, unlike the sword from the Messiah’s mouth (cf. Eph. 6:16; Rev. 19:15). In the name of peace, this messianic figure debases his foes. For many people he will seem as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who also rides a white horse in His conquering. If it were possible, even the elect who read of the Apocalypse would be deceived, according to Christ, but we know by the correlating signs that deception and false peace begin the Apocalypse week.
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The rider who is released at Christ breaking the first seal wears one crown, or stephanos, which is a wreath-styled crown. These were the type worn by Roman Caesars and kings, also given to conquerors in ancient Roman games. Yet, the “many crowns” that the true King of Kings wears, when He is revealed, are diadema, and they do not resemble the beastly Roman Empire of past ages. Messiah only wears something like a single stephanos when He shows the crown of thorns that was placed on Him during the crucifixion by the soldiers of the Roman Empire. Prophet Daniel parallels the Roman “beast” to the coming Antichrist in which the Messiah will battle. Christ was crucified by the Romans, and so suffered the people of the Lord under the ancient empire- both Jews and Christians before the conversion of the empire under a new form of pagan Christian Romanism.
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Daniel comparing the coming Beast to the devouring Roman beast of the past seems peculiar unless we remember that Daniel put a gap in prophetic time between the cross and the seven years of the Apocalypse. This gap was for the Age of the Gentiles. Daniel covered “69 weeks” (or 483 years) of Jewish history leading to the cross. Then Daniel left a week of years (seven years) set apart as the 70th week, where he picks-back-up from where he left off at the cross, beginning again with a seven-year-covenant to be made with Israel and “many people.” Yet, the Book of Daniel does not differentiate between the prince of the Romans who crucified Messiah (or the one who destroyed Jerusalem) and the one who will betray Israel and Christianity at the time of the end. This leaves the subtle impression that the Antichrist will mirror Roman emperors of the past.
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Vespasian ascended to the throne while conquering Jerusalem, and his son Prince Titus completed the destruction and began to share his father’s throne over the empire. Thus, it is likely that that this Son of Perdition will come under the guise of seeking peace, at the threat of war, and make a covenant that involves Jerusalem and several nations (like a titan Greco- Roman deity, not to be confused with the friend of Paul and 17th N.T. letter/book). 
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Notice how Daniel informs that the Messiah is “cut-off,” followed by Jerusalem and the Temple again destroyed, with desolations of the Jewish people in the Diaspora. Then Daniel again mentions the sacrifices of the Temple in a final week of years which he sets apart at the end. The mere fact that the Temple is destroyed before the final “week,” and then it is manifest in the 70th week, justifies the long gap in time. In the final week, Jews are cleansed of sins, prophecy is complete, and the Most Holy is anointed as King, with the Most Holy Place consecrated:
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“Seventy weeks [490 years] are determined for your people [Jews] and for your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation [atonement] for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command [decree] to build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven week [49 years] and sixty-two weeks [434 years]; the streets [city square] shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks [434 years] Messiah shall be cut off [killed], but not for Himself; and the people of the prince to come [Prince Titus of the Romans] shall destroy the city [Jerusalem] and the sanctuary [Temple]. The end of it shall be with a flood [flood of troops], and to the end of the war desolations are determined [Diaspora]. Then he [?] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week [7 years]; but in the middle of the week [3.5 years] he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate [Abomination of Desolation in a wing of the Temple], even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate [scattered or desolator].” (Dan. 9:24-27) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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From the time that Daniel was given the prophecy about rebuilding the Temple that the Babylonians had destroyed, to the actual decree to rebuild the Temple, was 49 years (one of three decrees that scholars debate). From the time of the decree given to rebuild the Temple and city unto the Messiah was crucified are another 434 years. Then the Temple and Jerusalem would again be destroyed by the people of an unnamed “prince,” which was what the Romans did in 70 A.D. (68 C.E. in some Jewish records) under Vespasian. The final destruction of Jerusalem was in 135 C.E. Daniel wrote that Jews would be scattered until the end of the war with desolations (Diaspora) predetermined.
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Finally, Daniel mentioned a week that is set apart, where “he” (apparently the same Roman prince) will confirm a covenant with many people. The prince to come, according to the prophecy, will break the covenant in the middle of the seven-year-week, or around 3.5 years. Daniel laid-out a summary of the plight of his people from his time to the great Day of Atonement, when the Messiah is anointed as King with all things restored, including the Most Holy place of the Temple being anointed.
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But the question is begged: ‘Why does Satan do this peculiar thing in the middle of a week of years?’ As the moon reflects the sun, Satan seeks to fulfill the Scriptures for his own glory, in his own way. He knows that the Word of God must stand, but twisting of the Word is his objective. He substitutes, mimics, and seeks to fulfill, claiming that which is not his. It was foretold that Messiah would come in the midst of the heavenly/millennial week (7,000 years) to establish the new covenant (in the central and fourth millennial day), since Israel had broken the Old Covenant according to God, as Jeremiah wrote about 3,500 years from Adam. Satan mirrors this breaking of the covenant with the Jews in a week of years. All this suggests that there is a spiritual battle over fulfilling the Word of God, for who will rule the world.
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Again, the peculiar thing is that the prophecy delivered to Daniel makes no distinction between the people and prince who killed the Messiah, or the one who later destroyed the city, and the one who breaks a seven-year covenant in the final week. This tells the reader that not only is there a prophetic gap in time, but that the likeness of the anti-Messiah is that of the Roman people who first killed Him. Daniel considered all of this an on-going war until Israel is exalted with all tribes gathered-in with the King. This is why the Age of the Gentiles– the gap for Israel- is complete when prophecy resumes with the final week of prophecy concerning Israel. This is when the Lord declares that all nations have broken the New Covenant, and it is when Israel accepts the New Covenant with the faithful Gentiles (Christian Bible-Believers) brought into the inheritance.
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The reason why Daniel was given the 70 x 7 years (490 years or 70 weeks) until the desolations are complete must first be understood for those who have not read previously posted articles. God promised the Hebrew people that He would punish them “seven times more” if they did not repent and keep His Sabbaths. Thus, the 70 years of their desolation in Babylonian captivity, that granted rest to the land, was multiplied by 7, equaling 490 years. At the end of 490 years, not including the prophetic gap given for grace to Gentiles, the desolations of all of the Lord’s people will be complete with the entire House of Israel gathered back in. Seven years are therefore left for the gathering-in of the people, which is called the “building-up of Zion.”
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This is the fulfillment of the Feast of Ingathering, when the fruits not yet gathered are brought in as the latter harvest and celebrated during Sukkot. This gathering of the people of God to the place of God is what Satan seeks to prevent. In Revelation we see this extension of Babylonian captivity as the Lord calls His people out of Babylon, although His people have grown and the meaning of Babylon has also grown.
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Therefore, the pattern rippling in the Word manifests the times of Sabbaths with God (see Original Rock Ripples article):.

ELOHIM YHVH'S WHEEL OF SABBATH RIPPLES, Image Mine
ELOHIM YHVH’S WHEEL OF SABBATH RIPPLES
  1. 7th day Sabbath
  2. 7×7=49 days then Pentecost/Shavuot (50th day)
  3. 7th year Sabbath (or Shemita)
  4. 7×7=49 years then Jubilee (50th year)
  5. 70 year Sabbath of the land/desolations (Babylonian Captivity)
  6. 70×7=490 years and then Great Sabbath…which is again the 7th day and begins at the 7th year, completing the ripples of time. The 50th decade in the Great Jubilee beginning the Great Sabbath. 
All the Sabbath themes come together for the Great Sabbath. The Firstfruits of God are gathered, then the Ingathering of the rest of the people of God at the end of the harvest- Jewish and Gentile Christian believers. The Spirit of God comes and the servants are set free. The desolations are complete. Sins are forgiven, and the people of the Lord gather before Him and enter His rest. This is the end of the 70 x 7 years of Daniel’s passage, when Messiah is anointed and the nation is freed from sin. This is the end of the circle, where the 70 x 7 reverts to the 7th day, being a millennial day to the Lord. The original Rock continues to ripple His gloriously appointed times- His Moedim Paradigm.
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Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king [Elohim YHVH] who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.”’ (Matt. 18:21-23) NKJV
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Let the readers search Scripture to see that these things are indeed true. The main thing to know is that Kingdom of Heaven comes after the 70 x 7 is complete and all accounts- desolations- are settled with the children of Israel. Here, Christ clearly foretells when the Kingdom of Heaven comes with the salvation that we await at the last time.
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(NB: For those who teach that Christ taught for about 3.5 years, broke the Old Covenant, and the 3.5 years specified in Revelation completes the final week of years: The problem with this interpretation is that Messiah did not place His ministry within a seven-year-period, and the Lord said in the Book of Jeremiah (31:31-32) that the children of Israel had broken His covenant long before the Messiah came to establish the new. Messiah did not speak of breaking the Old Covenant, but of establishing His New Covenant. Besides, the final week of years is spoken of after the Messiah is killed, the Temple again destroyed, and the Diaspora; with this interpretation, the final week (70th) would have to overlap the 69th week by 3.5 years, after the 7 weeks and 62 weeks (or 69 sevens) the Messiah would be cut off. Not only that, but we know that the sacrifices and offerings did not cease directly at the time of the cross, in the “middle of the week” spoken of, but some 40 years later. Thus, there remains a week of years to settle all accounts of desolations before the Kingdom of Heaven is established by Lord Messiah. We know these things were not completed back then because Israel has remained scattered, and all of the House of Israel has not been gathered for the kingdom.)
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After ascertaining the gap in Daniel’s prophecy, we are free to find where the gap ends for the Apocalypse in his more detailed passages. In the biblical phenomena known as dual prophecy, we are able to perceive the Antichrist in a despot named Antiochus Epiphanes who profaned the Temple and cruelly entreated Jews in the days of the Maccabees. Antiochus, meaning adversary, is a foreshadowing type of the coming Antichrist and the “abomination of desolation,” which Antiochus similarly brought to Jerusalem.
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If we go back to where he kills someone in likeness to Rome killing Messiah, we can pick-up from there to perceive the fulfilling substance. All we need is to look for keywords and themes that are present in Daniel’s 70-sevens prophecy, and to find the Revelation sign of the first seal: deception. From here the prophecy will parallel the things of Antiochus and go beyond his history with the Jews to the end of the age and the Antichrist.  
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UNGA, PDI
UNGA, PDI

“With the forces of a flood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant. [GAP…] And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people. He shall enter peacefully even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: He shall disperse among them the plunder, spoil, and riches [socialist redistribution]; and he shall devise his plans [bow without arrows] against the strongholds, but only for a time [year].” (Dan. 11:22-23) NKJV; emp & intrpl. mine

Thus, if we see this as the Messiah being the Prince of the Covenant overcome by Rome, with Rome coming in as a flood and sweeping Jews away, we must leave a prophetic gap and pick-back up with “and after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully…” And when we follow the signs in Daniel from there, we find that they have an order that parallels the seven seals of the Apocalypse and the sequence of signs given by the Messiah in the Olivette Discourse. Hence, we see the seven-year covenant as the Antichrist divides the lands and resources.
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In the Book of Matthew, after Christ reconfirmed Daniel’s prophecy about the destruction of the Temple (Herod’s Temple), His disciples asked Him what the end of the world would be like, when He would return at the end of the age. Like Daniel, He told them, as they sat on the Mount of Olives, the first sign would be deception. This is why the rider of the white horse is so beloved; He comes in under the guise of peacemaking and deceives, dividing property, goods, and gifts, appearing messianic but with other people’s fortunes. And he comes in with a “league” of nations, which is an interesting translation in that it fits the first official name of the United Nations- the League of Nations.
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And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, exclaiming I am the Christ, and will deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5) PIT, emp. mine
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Before the headquarters of the United Nations, located in New York City at the U.N. Plaza, are the prophetic words relating to the peace that Messiah will bring as King of Jerusalem in the millennium, which speaks of Christ judging between the nations and their beating “their swords into plowshares…” In other words, the U.N., formerly called the League of Nations, seeks this position of ruling the world with a secular Utopia, and the Antichrist will likely have some connection to them when he comes to power under the guise of peace.
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It has been argued that the many popes who confess Christ also claim to sit as Vicars or substitutes of Christ on Earth, as the meaning of Antichrist, but we look to a much more arrogant and blatant blasphemer who will openly claim to be a god as he persecutes the people of God. By such a means he will likely gain access into the conflicts of the Middle East and Egypt. (This is not something the Lord has confirmed to me, but it is fair to consider because of political probability and the prophetic wording relating to the week.) 
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The other synoptic Gospels list deception as the first sign, with Luke including that some of the false messiahs would say, “The time draws near.” This shows that the Author of Confusion will be busy using every trick to paralyze believers in fear. Deception by false messiahs in the past have already left many Christians in fear of learning anything beyond shallow doctrines and the milk of the Word. Nobody wants to fall victim to another Jim Jones or David Koresh or to so many others whom Satan has sent, proclaiming false times, leaving believers desiring only quick sermons of prosperity and morality.
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Associating the Messiah’s coming with certain times has largely been taboo in Christianity, with many reasons for believers not trusting, for deceivers and false prophets are the greatest tools Satan has to diminish true prophetic voices. Others cannot endure sound doctrine but only sensational stories with allusions to the faith. However, Christ gave a clue about people understanding that the “time draws near” during the Apocalypse, even as Daniel explained that knowledge will be increased concerning the 3.5 years of the Great Tribulations. 
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(NB: As for those who wonder if I, the scribe of this work, am a false prophet because I list the approximate years of the Apocalypse, you should judge this for yourselves with all that I have written. But consider this: I neither seek your love, your praise, your money, nor anything of you. I seek no harm for anyone. I have no ulterior motives, and I want neither glory for myself nor to reign over people. As for these articles, they are not something in which I have taken casually from a few passages of Scripture, but a framework that I have tested from the beginning to the end of Scripture, over and over. Those who have a good understanding of Scripture will come to discern that I reveal a very solid foundation in the Word, and that I present my works as theories of an exegete rather than infallible writings of a prophet.)
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SEAL TWO: Year of Warfare c. 2024 A.D.
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The second year of the Apocalypse, 5,996 years from Adam and 11,996 years from the beginning of biblical history, is marked by the outbreak of the Antichrist’s war, which is the beginning of WW3, be it officially called so or not. This violence shows the progression or transition of the Antichrist from a white horse of righteousness to a red one of blood.
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When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Rev. 6:5) NKJV 
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The Antichrist appears as the wrath of God, having a great and powerful sword, but the sword he is given is a smaller machaira. This sword represents judicial punishment in the likeness of a dagger, great knife, or dirk. The root of machaira is mache, meaning controversy in battle. The ancient elites, as in Rome, often carried these small daggers concealed on their thighs or under their skirts and garments. This weapon represents close-encounter betrayals and sneaky warfare, such as Brutus’s assassination of Julius Caesar.
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Similar knives are seen in Muslim mosques, and to this day their off-shoots, machetes, are the primary swords Islamists use in beheading so-called “infidels” in the name of the great False Prophet and moon deity Allah. Thus, machaira has historically been associated with existentialism and deceptive combat and assassination.
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In contrast, the sword of Christ can hardly be concealed during the Apocalypse. The Word of the Lord is likened to a rhomphaia, which is a saber or a long, broad cutlass (see Rev. 19:15-16). Messiah’s Sword- God’s Word- was considered a machaira only during His ministry, when it divided many Jews over messianic truths, with cloaked parables and His hidden identity, but during the unveiling His sword is clearly exposed, just as the waters are shown to be crystal-clear in Revelation. Moreover, the machaira is not necessarily evil, but it clearly does not fit a time when God’s Word is unveiled and made clear to the world.
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This transition from a deceptive, false-peacekeeper, appeaser of the masses, to that of a cunning leader in warfare, is perceived in Daniel’s parallel sequence when the “king of the north” (then Syrian Greece) attacks the “king of the south” (Egypt). No longer is he devising his devices (bow) against the king of the south, but now he invades with his armies.
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He shall stir up his power against the king of the South with a great army. And the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him. (Dan. 11:25) NKJV
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Consider how Hitler rose to power and deceived his people: He came to power promising a bold, new world order of peace and prosperity under the banner of fascist socialism. Claiming that he was sent by “Providence,” he gained the complete worship and adoration of his people. He created an enemy in a communist assault so that he would have power to solve the problem, which entailed the disassembly of all dissenting voices and termination of personal liberties and rights of the German people. With the people selectively disarmed to prevent opposition from within, he planned to lead the German world into a thousand years of prosperity and shape the world into a German paradise, which was actually a demonic claim to the millennial throne of the Messiah.
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Confiding in his generals, he secretly devised his cunning plans to conquer the world by force and great numbers. There would be no more social classes, he assured the youth; they were all “one,” and they would rule the new world. Yes, he was a savior and messiah in millions of their eyes, adored and beloved- worshiped in their hearts. Indeed, he controlled what they were taught and he showered them with Nazi propaganda under the guise of patriotism and unity. War and hate, however, were locked in his hardened heart, and the devices of his heart were set upon the destruction of God’s people and all whom he saw as evolutionarily inferior (or “negative supermen”). In fact, he stole from messianic prophecies, but it was not the Judeo-Christian worldview and millennium that he sought to force upon the world, rather it was the the worldview of a fascist, socialist, globalist elitist, addicted to expanding his power and bureaucratic control over God’s creation and people. 
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Not only did Hitler deceive his own people, but the world became his playground of deception. Chamberlain visited from England and fell for his promise of peace, which Hitler scribbled on a piece of paper at Munich. Even Stalin, a cunning snake himself, thought his Russian pact with Hitler meant lasting peace between the two nations- or partners in crime on the world-stage. Russia, however, was an enemy in Hitler’s agenda, which he planned to conquer from the very beginning. No, Hitler exalted himself above them all, and sought to achieve his deification by any means necessary. Hitler was as much an existentialist as today’s global elitists who push for a godless new world order. All the while, seducing the masses and national leaders with lofty rhetoric, the greatest of Hitler’s ambitions was world conquest and the destruction of the Jewish race. Calling himself a prophet, he declared the destruction of the Jewish race in Germany and Europe- the destruction of the people who gave the world the true prophecies. Appearing reasonable and righteous to many people, the Scriptures were far from his heart, for the occultism of titans was the bedrock of his inner circle.
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During the Apocalypse, similar forms of propaganda and deception will be a force in the form of political correctness and world opinion, where the full weight of a mostly united progressive media will continue to shape the news as they so often do in promoting candidates in today’s world. A bold, new world of peace and prosperity will again be the promise; a oneness in social classes by social engineering and international social justice- with the righting of ancient wrongs- will be some of the propaganda tools of the coming Antichrist and the forces that promote and support him. All the while that the false, messianic figure is rising, Satan’s hatred for Jews and Christians will be a fire burning in the Son of Perdition’s heart. Hatred for the true Messiah and the true coming millennial glory at Israel will compel his desire to steal the glory by self-exaltation, by blasphemy, and by any means necessary. To Hitler, Jews were the source of the world’s problems, especially Germany’s, and we can expect the coming secular, boastful Antichrist to show himself as the solution in the Middle East.
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The warhorse will be a Trojan horse to better establish himself in the Holy Land, where he will seek to prevent the gathering and building-up of Zion, even forcibly removing Christians and Jews. The warhorse is also seen as the second sign in the Messiah’s signs of the end of days:
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“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…” (Matt. 24:7) KJV
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“But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Mark 13:7-8) KJV
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SEAL THREE: Year of Famine and Pestilence c. 2025 A.D.
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When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius; and do not hurt the oil and the wine.” (Rev. 6:5-6) NKJV
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Famine and economic collapse are the natural aftermath of severe wars. This is perceived by the message of the voice coming from among the people; what was in John’s day about a day’s wages for a common laborer was needed to purchase enough food for a small family meal. The fact that cheap barley is meticulously measured in small amounts on scales, rather than by scoops, baskets, and sacks, adds to this conclusion of famine. Thus, caution was also taken in preserving the oil and wine. The oil that was prophesied to be preserved may be a clue about the lifeblood of many nations of the Middle East- economies driven by oil exportation. Whether that is the intention of the sign of the third year or not, it is clear by Scripture that weighing grain or bread to each person is a biblical sign of famine:
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“But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all my commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will also set my face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron [Roman] and your earth like bronze [Grecian]. And your strength shall be in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit. Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate. And if by these things you are nor reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times more for your sins. And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.” (Lev. 26:14-26) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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From the passage, it becomes clear why the seven years (or times) of the Apocalypse come upon the world; those things which were written for Israel are also written for the world, for the covenant has gone out into the entire world, and the world has broken the everlasting covenant, even as Isaiah prophesied. I do not know the extent of this famine and associated diseases and pestilence, but it is likely that the war will extend beyond Egypt or Israel. (N.B. Israel is spiritually likened to Egypt during the Apocalypse because people must escape when they see the Abomination of Desolation.)
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In the third seal, we also see that the Antichrist’s power grows from warring and conquering to economic control, at his command after the disasters he helped caused. From peacekeeper to commander of international warfare, to economic tsar, his power is increased during turmoil and times of need. Never let a tragedy go to waste. Out of this economic control over the economy eventually comes enforcement of the Mark of the Beast, to identify Bible-believing resisters. Hence, we envision the coming of Christ King as not merely a liberator of the world and His people from scheming, power-hungry global elitists, but also the One who brings clarity, justice, and truth in all government leadership. 
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The sequential pattern continues in the Book of Daniel. After the King of the North arose by peace, deceiving, and redistribution, followed by his making war, the prophet mentions him conquering his southern foe by those dependent on the economy and food supply of the southern king. It makes sense that the invading northern king also devastates the land he invades, then the people of the southern king rebel against his leadership and betray him. This is only a logical conclusion, not what the Lord has revealed to me. Yet Scripture declares that the Antichrist will invade and conquer Egypt and many nations, then control their economies.
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“…but he [king of the south] shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him. Yes, those who eat of the portion of his delicacies shall destroy him; his army shall fall down slain. Both these kings’ hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table [likely at the U. N.]; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the appointed time [moed]. White returning to his land with great riches, his [northern king’s] heart shall be moved against the holy covenant [Divine Covenant and prophecies]; so shall he do [exploit] and return to his own land.” (Dan. 11:25-26) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine 
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What is interesting is that the Antichrist will seek to prevent the appointed time of the end with nations united at one table; yet the Antichrist cannot control himself, and the hate in his heart for the people of God only grows. He knows the prophecies, or they are shown to him; he sees something in Israel which enflames his dark heart while he is returning to his home in the north. He is about to betray the covenant, and he conspires with those who hate Israel and Scripture. Jerusalem becomes a spiritual Egypt in the sense that the Antichrist will seek to prevent those escape to the wilderness to meet the Lord- to be gathered under His Spirit. As Egypt was divided between the people of God and the hardened hearts, so will Jerusalem continue to be divided until glorified at Messiah’s coming.
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In Matthew the pattern of famine and disease continues; only the Lord includes earthquakes in this period while mentioning the aftermath of war. Thus, I suspect earthquakes to be particularly manifest during the 3rd year.
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“…And there will be famines and pestilence, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:7-8)
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Again, consider what the Messiah has said: Deception and war, followed by famine and pestilence and even an increase in earthquakes in unusual places, are only the beginning of sorrows! How much worse will the last four seals be? And remember, He is warning His own people, believing Jews and followers. They are not yet sealed and protected. Zion gives birth to the Kingdom of Heaven like steadily increasing birth pangs, which gets worse and worse until the delivery. The Lord is merely releasing the powers already present in the world; He has not yet begun to pour out His own wrath on His persecuting enemies.
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The Lord is from ancient ages and the hearts of humanity cannot begin to fathom. He feely gives life, and if He takes it away, who can bring charges against Him? He is able to take life and give it back according to His Divine justice and grace. How long has He watched the evil on Earth, and how many ways has He seen people tortured and killed? All of existence would perish before He surrendered His holiness and demands of justice and righteousness. He does not waver, and He is accountable only to Himself, and the scales of righteousness that He alone upholds. Yet granting grace, He has waited as the world cup of abominations begin to overflow beyond the appointed years of grace.  
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Consider how God confirmed every woe that He prescribed to the Hebrews when they continued in evil: Captivity, famine, cannibalism, terror, exile, enemies ruling over them, confusion, jealousy of the nations, burned cities, nakedness, disease, heartbreak, sorrows, and death is so many evil ways; all of this was allowed to happen to them because they forsook righteousness and abandoned the protection that He offered them, forsaking His covenant and statutes of holiness. Who can review or audit His judgments? And still the worse of the Apocalypse is yet to come.
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SEAL FOUR: Year of the Abomination of Desolation (c. 2026 A.D.)
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The fourth year of the Apocalypse, 5,998 years from Adam and 11,998 years since the beginning of biblical history, is marked by four great events: 1) the revealing of the Antichrist and False Prophet; 2) the beginning of the prophesying of Moses and Elijah in Jerusalem; 3) the great persecution of Jewish and Christian believers, and; 4) an escape into the wilderness after the Abomination of Desolation is revealed. In the middle of this year the Antichrist, already moved against the holy covenant, breaks his treaty concerning Jerusalem and reconstruction of the Temple. At this time those who know the prophecies and see them occurring will flee southern Israel and Jerusalem.

When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold a pale [puke green] horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:7-8) NKJV
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Notice that the Antichrist and False prophet are given power over ¼ of the world. Scripture informs us which geographic area they control, since the Beast of Revelation is compared by Daniel to the Roman Empire. (The False Prophet will mirror Mohammad.) So it becomes clear that his dominion will be in southern Europe, if not all of Europe, and it will spread down the Mediterranean nations, east, southeast into Muslim nations, and along the northern hemisphere of Africa. This is not to say that his power will not spread beyond these regions, only that these regions will be his seat and will be unified under him and the False Prophet. By war and treaties of submission, he will take this entire region. Yet, if we consider the landmass of the world, 1/4 is much larger than any geographical empire of the past.
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Israel Surrounded By The Colors Of Horsemen, Image Mine
Israel Surrounded By Four Colors, IM

In the passages of the four horsemen, four colors cry out for reader recognition, in association with persecuting Israel and Christians. Discover Ministries, in which I have no association other than viewing one of their online videos, has pointed out that nations surrounding Israel have national banners with the same colors of white, red, black, and green- the common colors of Islamic nations. These include Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, United Arabs Emirates, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and the wannabe state of Palestine.

These are nations that cover regions that were in the first century under the southern portion of the Roman Empire, and they are likely part of the 1/4 of the earth that will be given into the hand of the Antichrist, which kill with the “sword of Islam.” I added Turkey to my illustration because of their Islamic government and strong association with their southern neighbors, although their banner only has the colors red and white. And I added Italy because it was the former head of the Roman Empire and the Roman Bishop Bergoglio has increased the U.N. pressure on Israel by recognizing the Palestinians as a nation, neglecting civilized Israeli requests of them first recognizing Israel’s right to exist as a nation (rather than calling for its complete destruction and the death of all Jews).

In Daniel we saw how the prince who comes in the 70th week will break his seven-year covenant around 3.5 years- “in the midst of the week”– and cause the sacrifices and oblations of the Temple to cease. If we continue with the pattern of the foreshadowing of Antiochus in Daniel’s sequence, more detail is given for this fourth year:
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Russian War Ships at Cyprus, PDI
Russian War Ships at Cyprus, PDI

“At the appointed time he [king of the north] shall return and go towards the south; but it will not be as the former or the latter [first or last time]. For the ships of Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved [broken, dejected] and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage [cause problems]. So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress [Tabernacle, Temple]; then they shall take away the daily sacrifice, and place there the abomination of desolation. Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out exploits [report the truths].” (Dan. 11:29-32) NKJV, emp. & intrpl. mine

Who are these ships of the island of Cyprus that will come against the Antichrist for the people of Israel? Has America entered the fray? Will Russia now stand? Who is this who chased him away to gather his forces for an invasion of Israel? Does England stir his rage against Christianity and Jews? Time will tell, but what is known is that he strengthens his ties and a union with the leader of the children of the False Prophet Mohammad during this year- those who hate and despise both the Old Covenant of Jews and New Covenant of Christianity, and especially the covenant God has given with Israel to possess the Holy Land.
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But the people who know their God shall be strong; Christ said that Jews know who they serve, but Muslims believe they serve the same God. Those who know the prophecies will broadcast the deception and the difference to warn the those who are ignorant of Scriptures. Allah will never be consider the same God, no matter what any pope or religious leader postulates in appeasement and love for the adoration of the secular progressive world.
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From the middle of the fourth year on, gathering Christians and Jews become the target of the Antichrist and False Prophet like never before. During this year, the Son of Perdition will fully embody Satan, and it will be revealed in his blasphemies against God of Heaven and Earth, our Elohim YHVH. The hate of Antiochus for the Jews (who placed a shadow of the Abomination of Desolation on the Temple altar- a pig) will enter him. From this year forward, he can no longer hide his identity to those who know Scriptures. He is Death. He is the Son of Satan. He is our adversary of old.
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This is apparently when many lukewarm Christians will forsake the covenant and fall away or choose refinement for Truth. This is when believers will be betrayed and hated by the nations. The Son of Satan will seduce the nations in his rage, even as Hitler did his adoring masses in Germany. He is the one whom those who hate Judeo-Christianity have waited for, and the world in spiritual opposition to the will of God shall rage when Jews and Christians come to tabernacle in what they consider Muslim lands, awaiting the Messiah. 
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“Then they shall deliver you up to tribulations and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea [southern Israel] flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the house-top not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.” (Matt. 24:9-18) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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The reason the Muslim nations that will support the Antichrist are collectively called the “False Prophet” is because Mohammad was the greatest false prophet in world history; billions have fallen for his supposed revelations. Those who preach his teachings are themselves false prophets. A leader of Muslims will rise to lend Islamic support to the Antichrist during the Apocalypse, after the likeness of Mohammad. As the Beast is a name for both the coming Antichrist and the empire he leads, so, too, is the epithet False Prophet descriptive of the collective body of false prophets of Islam. Their diabolical hatred for Jews and Christians is already evident in our day, as it has been for centuries past. Make no mistake, this evil is not something that is recent or provoked by a few; it is the force that Satan has put in place to counter the very Kingdom in which God is bringing to the world at the appointed time.
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We are given a visual image of Muslims joining the Antichrist’s mottled empire in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a richly-adorned statue of worship, which Prophet Daniel interpreted about 2,500 years ago. Daniel revealed the empires that would reign over his people Israel until the Messiah comes and crushes Israel’s foes. He declared the gold head of the statue to be the Babylonian Empire, which reigned over the land during his prophecies (see Dan. 2:38). He explained that the statue’s chest and arms of silver would be the Medes-Persians Empire which would arise after Babylon. The belly and thighs of bronze were revealed to be the Grecian Empire. The iron legs of the statue, which was not named in Daniel’s revelation, were in time revealed to be the two legs of the Roman Empire. This was when Daniel’s gap in time came with the Diaspora and Age of the Gentiles.
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Yet at the end, the feet, Daniel saw a strange mix for the empire that would persecute Israel during the last week of years. He explained a mixed unity of two peoples, both iron and clay, which would exalt itself over his people before the Messiah came. The iron at the end shows the likeness of the return of the Roman/European-based Empire. The clay, unnaturally united with the iron, where the feet touch the earth, shows the likeness of Muslims nations, or of the former Ottoman Empire- ancient seat in present-day Turkey. Thus ten nations in particular- ten toes- of strong, former Roman Empire, and weaker and poorer Middle Eastern peoples, unite against Israel for conquering. This does not mean that other nations will not submit to the Antichrist’s reign, only that these ten nations combine in military force under him, serving as his core unit that traverses the land and implements his policies. 
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Impression of Yeshua as the Rock From God, PDI
Impression of Yeshua as Rock From God, PDI

“And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they shall mingle with the seed of men; but they shall not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people [other nations and empires]; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone [symbolic of Messiah] was cut out of the mountain [symbolic of God] without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the head of gold- the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.” (Dan. 2:42-45) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine

“Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. For I raise My hand to heaven, and I say, ‘As I live forever, if I whet My glistening sword, and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, and repay those who hate Me. I  will make My arrows drunk with blood, and My sword shall devour flesh, with the blood of the slain of the captives, from the heads of the leaders of the enemy.’” (Deut. 32:39:42) NKJV

They have been dramatically warned, but the Antichrist and False Prophet will not hear. In the 4th year they will begin persecuting the people of God like never before, trampling the holy city Jerusalem. Nevertheless, judgment begins in the House of God. Before the Lord gathered the Jews of the Babylonian Captivity back to Himself, He first judged, tried, and humbled them in their afflictions, even utilizing their wicked enemies to do so.
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Before Hebrews conquered Canaan, they were first tried and humbled in the wilderness. Before vengeance is brought to the nations gathered against His people, many Christian believers will be murdered by the nations; in fact, many already suffer oppression and senseless slaughter in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Near/Middle East and Africa. 
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God’s people will have rest in Him in the resurrection (see Zech. 6:8), but to avenge them He will arise. If only the world would not oppose His will and provoke Him. He is not One to be provoked. He sends despots into hiding and quickly breaks them in the heights of their boastful powers.
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After the Lord had accomplished the seventy years of desolation of the Jews in Babylon, He cut-off the four horns of the spiritual altar, no longer taking atonement for the nations who had cruelly entreated and tormented the Jews. The Lord does not come with wrath for the sake of wrath; He comes to save the sealed elect and the physical world from those who destroy the earth with war and torment His people. As written in Scripture, if those days were not cut short, no flesh would be saved, but for the elects’ sake He comes with vengeance to crush the forces of Satan. Atonement will be taken away from the people of the world because the world has rejected His throne and persecuted His people. (Joshua, the High Priest foreshadowing the Branch, was not anointed as ruler until the horns of the altar were cut-off and the years of desolation were complete. See Zech. 6:12-13.)
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One of the highlight events of the middle of the fourth year is that in it God empowers Moses and Elijah to begin their prophesying, but this will not be detailed here where it begins. The reason is because the Lord has already set-aside a passage to expound upon them further into His Revelation, and there I will reveal the reason why. 
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SEAL FIVE: Year of the Martyrs c. 2027 A.D.
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The fifth year of the Apocalypse, 5,999 years from the beginning of Adam and 11,999 years from the beginning of biblical history, is a year of the slaughtering of the people of God. What increased in the second half of the previous year, under the rage of Death and Hades, becomes routine in the fifth year of the Apocalypse. This year reveals the great multitude of those who take-up their crosses for the sake of preaching the coming Kingdom of Heaven. Sorrow and death are their gifts from the world, but glory will await them at the coming of the Lord. Though martyrs are killed for the entire 3.5 years of the remaining week, other than the sealed of the 6th seal, this year is the pinnacle year of slaughter.
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When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who should be killed as they were, was completed. (Rev. 6:9-11) NKJV, emp. mine
The martyrs were revealed under the altar to show that they will be covered by the blood of the Lamb, which the ancient, four-cornered Altar of Sacrifice foreshadowed. I believe the number of martyrs that must be complete to be 1/3 of Christianity and messianic Jews. They will be slain for testifying of the true Gospel of the Kingdom. Many of them will be slaughtered and beheaded by Muslim extremists who will come to believe that the Antichrist is their messiah, or, to some, the 12th Imam figure, whom they believe will restore Palestine to Muslims and conquer the world with the malicious sword of Islam. The martyrs will refuse to bow to the Beast and the False Prophet as they will promote, and lead in, the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven at Israel. They will exploit the plans and devices of the Beast, and he will be enraged.
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Daniel, correlating the pattern of signs and sequence of Revelation and the Gospels, reveals more details concerning the plight of the elect during this period. From 3.5 years into the Apocalypse through the 5th year (and for the unsealed believers until the end of the 7th year) the Antichrist’s will rage against the people of God, specifically because of their gathering, prophesying, and resistance to their global order and agenda. Remember, their goal is to breaks all chords with the Judeo-Christian worldview and power of the Messiah (see Ps. 2).
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“And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many will join with them by intrigue [deceptive flattery]. And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time. Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what is determined shall be done. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses [Allah]; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many and divide the land for gain.” (Dan. 11:33-39) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine 
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He seems to be of European descent but honors a foreign god. Whom and why? Whom is not yet known. But the Antichrist will honor Allah for the support of many of the over one billion Muslims worldwide. We already see progressive leaders shoving their multicultural vision of utopia upon Western nations, inviting Islam by the millions despite the protests of their people. They mix the clay and iron in hope of forming a global unity that they can control, and religious ecumenism- exactly what mixing the clay and iron cultures of the empires is all about.
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Even the current Bishop of Rome, the Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has participated in this madness, and has recognized the Philistines of our times as a nation despite the Bible, pleasing the will of the U.N under hope of restoring the the power of the Roman Catholic Church. The False Prophet nations will lend power to the Beast, and he will be enraged against the true God, blaspheme, and loose the dogs of war on Christians and Jewish believers who promote the gathering of Zion, who will not compromise on Jerusalem. He will fund the building and adornment of Muslim mosques and divide lands for Muslim gain. In fact, all these things are already happening in the world, and the seven years of Revelation merely provide pinnacle points to warn believers. This is why he has no respect for the plight of women, for he will honor the Muslim way of self-righteousness and shame of women’s desires. He will show himself as a savior who can both conquer Muslims and exalt Islamists who follow him.
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“At the time of the end the king of the South [Egypt or symbolically like Egypt] shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots [armored vehicles], horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land [Israel], and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon [Jordan]. He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasure of gold and silver [economy], and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels [be led by him]. But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas [Mediterranean and Dead Sea] and the glorious holy mountain [Zion]; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.” (Dan. 11:40-45) NKJV, intrpl. mine
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I cannot ascertain what the Abomination of Desolation will be in this year. What I know is that it is set-up in Jerusalem in the middle of the Apocalypse week, and Messiah warns the inhabitants of the land to flee to the mountains when they see it in Judea (southern Israel). The Antichrist will set up his tents on or near the Temple Mount, and Jerusalem will be overrun by Gentile troops during the second half of the Apocalypse week. His rage will be against the holy covenant, God, and the people of God, and he will appease Muslims for support, and honor the mosques of Allah. Already this plan is in the making- to forever give the Old Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to the Muslims, for the capital of the emerging Palestinian state; yet it belongs to the only true God, and God will not have it. What we have here is a direct revolt of world leaders against God’s pinnacle purposes for the world, at His appointed time. The progressive leaders of the world cannot help it, for they were indoctrinated in Western universities to despise the narrow way of Scripture and to celebrate Islam and multiculturalism; thus, the rotten fruit of secular, socialist education are coming to fruition in the global revolt against the will and people of God.
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In Matthew the sequential pattern of escalating slaughter of the Lord’s people is again perceived. Here the Lord explains that the tribulation increases to great tribulations, saying that the time- the seven years- must be shortened to save the flesh of the elect, which is a year of sealing that we shall shortly review. He also warns His people not to believe in the false messiahs and false prophets, which fits that year that Death and Hell are revealed. For all who are not sealed in the sixth year, the great tribulations continue.
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“For then there will be great tribulations, such as not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. Then if anyone says to you, “Look, here is the Christ!” or “There!” do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, “Look, He is in the inner rooms!” do not believe it. For as lightening comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For where the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.” (Matt. 24:21-28) NKJV
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False prophets of Islam will seek to lure believers away and behead them. Many of them will believe the Antichrist to be their Mahdi, their false messiah. From the book of the False Prophet, the Quran, Islamists perceive a seven year peace-period for faithful Muslims, called the Mahull, which their Mahdi brings in. This is not the kind of peace that Christians understand from the Word; their peace is in complete submission and conquering of Jews and Christians, and they call this coming mass beheadings of Christians and Jews the “Unification.”
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The reason there false prophecies are so similar to Christian eschatology is because the Bible was borrowed for the origin of the Islamic faith some six centuries after Christ was crucified. Only, they teach that the Bible we have today, New Covenant and Old, has been distorted beyond recognition, and thus the Quran (or Koran) restores all of truth. Thus, Christians and Jews must be either submitted to their religion or killed, with Islam spreading around the world by sword and infiltration, before paradise can come on Earth. Indeed, many of their sects believe that every last Jew must be killed, which is part of the reason that Islam sided with Hitler in his attempted annihilation of the Jewish people, although they had very little culturally in common.   
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In Islamic religion, all deception is not only acceptable when done in the name of Allah, it is an encouraged practice and honored. Islam can do no wrong, even when stabbing innocent people, if done in the name of Allah. And when they know the truth, they still present themselves as victims to gullible progressives and those who hate Jews and the Bible. Muslims do not consider their mastery of deception, or lying in wait to slaughter non-Muslims, to be of Satan; to them it is a license given by Allah and virtuous. In fact, two of the names in which they proudly share for Allah are the Greatest Deceiver and the Most Proud, directly from the Quran. Thus they expect an upcoming week of years of that will continue in the footsteps of Mohammad’s slaughtering for Islam:
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“The world will not come to pass until a man from among my [Mohammad’s] family [descendant of Fatima], whose name will be my name [Mohammad], rules the Arabs.” (Tirmidhi Sahih, Vol. 9 p. 74) intrpl. mine
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“Our Mahdi will have a broad forehead and a pointed nose. He will fill the world with justice, as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will reign for seven years.” (Rasulullah)
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So while there are delusional zealots from Jews and Christians who believe, and will believe, that they are the Messiah, the warnings are given to keep the elect aware of the tactics of the children of the False Prophet and the greatest false messiah of all time, the Antichrist. How many Christians and Jews have already been kidnapped and deceptively led astray to tortures and beheadings by the children of the False Prophet? This is not a guess of what might be; this is already upon us, even before the week of the Apocalypse. Jews and Christians are already being killed, and they are already escaping these nations. And the great persecution of the gathering elect has yet to begin.
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Messiah could not have given a greater term to describe the Muslim faith. When a religion claims Judeo-Christian roots, then twists the end-time prophecies to predict things that are directly opposite of the Revelation of Yeshua, they are false prophets like their father. And not only are they deceived, but they seek to destroy Jews and Christians and claim the very land that the Scriptures proclaim will be the throne of Messiah on Earth. This is the war, and it is a war for the truth. Billions of people are already involved, and even more will come to understanding as we near the Apocalypse. The true Messiah will not yell through a bullhorn that He is indeed the Lord, but He will be revealed in the clouds over the Battle of Armageddon.
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SEAL SIX: Year of the Redeemed c. 2028 A.D.
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People Will Hide From God, PDI
To Hide From God, PDI

The sixth year of the Apocalypse, 6,000 years from Adam and 12,000 from the beginning of the Great Mystery, is marked by the numbering and sealing of the redeemed of the Lord. This is the last authorized year of secular rule and authority of mankind before the Messiah is revealed on the Sabbath Day of the Lord. The end of this year completes the six days before the Great Sabbath. After a year and a half of great persecutions and the slaughtering of believers, the earth is shaken by a great earthquake during this year.

The tectonic plates of the earth are likely moved out of their places, and smoke darkens much of the skies. The people of the world are given a warning beyond the words and prophecies of the two witnesses; the earth herself will rebel against them.

I looked when he opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood [possible solar eclipse]. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every servant and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath [Day of the Lord, millennial Sabbath] has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6:12-17) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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The darkening of the sun and blood moon may also be a reference to an annular eclipse scheduled in the Middle East in June 1, 2030, which is probably the only eclipse Israel will see for the decade. Interestingly, it occurs in the Middle East 414 days after the closest, largest asteroid scheduled to skim by the world in the next 20 years; but what is most interesting is the relationship between the asteroid and the eclipse. Asteroid 2004-MNA is scheduled to come very close to Earth (about 18,600 miles) on a Friday, April 13, 2029. Such an impact, if it hit, would likely obliterate a small nation.
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Interestingly, the name of the asteroid is Apophis, which is a Greek name for an Egyptian god of death and destruction. For Christians, this is a very similar name to Revelation’s Apollyon (a.k.a. Apollo, Abaddon), meaning the Destruction and Destroyer, who comes out of the bottomless pit. In Egyptian myth, he is the serpent god and chief foe of the sun god Ra (or Re), and Ra and his entourage of light warriors battle him with swords and spears as his darkness daily trespasses the light on his way to the underworld- Hades or the pit in biblical terms. Eventually, Apophis was slain, but prophesied to be slain again by the sword of the sun god; and his body cast to the burning flames. However, during the brief solar eclipses, the god of destruction, chaos, and lawlessness was thought to have temporary victory over the god of light and sun. Thus, it is interesting that an eclipse occurs so soon over north Africa and the Middle East after this asteroid passes. Although these things are not biblical, speculation is reasonable considering that the exact year that begins the Day of the Lord cannot be ascertained, at lest not by me. I only know that the Great Sabbath begins after 2,000 years from the cross, and the Lord has not given me perfect confidence in when the crucifixion took place.
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There is also the unpredictability factor of undiscovered space objects, such as NEAs (Near Earth Asteroids), and well as when ones already discovered have their paths altered unexpectedly by other objects and there are miscalculated gravitational forces because of these. The description John gave is that of nations suddenly caught by surprise, like the stars were falling and bringing great fear on people in the world. There are billions of comets in the Oort cloud and Kuiper belt, and these leave meteor showers as they orbit the inner solar system and Earth enters the path of their debris; it is possible that such could happen during this period. The chance of the serpent god’s asteroid coming close enough to strike Earth is slim, but we can be assured that enough activity will happen in the heavens during the 6th year that people will temporarily panic and fear God’s coming Sabbath judgment. 
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In the 6th year of the Apocalypse a division is made between the people of the Lord and the people of the world. The once unbelieving world begins to tremble; hearts fail as they begin recognizing that these prophecies are true and that the Day of the Lord is upon them. They will search for ways to hide from what is about to come, but the people of God will be sealed and celebrate during this year, for the Lord comes to save them, guiding them by His Spirit. Like the division that God made between the Hebrews and the Egyptians when He arose to save them from their persecutors, so will it be for the elect whom He will gather. The world will suffer darkness and curses, but His gathered people will have Divine protection. This prophecy is also seen by the prophet Joel, speaking of the Messiah coming to save His people and His making Jerusalem the salvation place of His elect:
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“And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My maidservants and on My menservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whosoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” (Joel 2:30-32) NKJV; emp. mine
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The Spirit was poured-out at Pentecost (Shavuot) as Peter said, but it is obvious that the prophecy is amplified at the coming of the Lord and the deliverance of the people and Jerusalem. During this year the second out-pouring of the Holy Spirit- Ruach HaKodesh– is poured-out on the faithful. This is the year of the Ingathered Fruits of God’s Harvest. Having written that, I encourage the elect who will gather to not hastily go into Jerusalem, but to wait upon the Lord until the completion of all the signs. Another year remains, and the war is not yet over.
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In the Book of Matthew, the Lord continues His pattern of sequential signs that correspond to the revelation seals:
“Immediately after the tribulations of those days [Year of the Martyrs] the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and then they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels [messengers] with a great sound of a trumpet [warning, awakening, calling], and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another. Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near- at the doors!” (Matt. 24:29-33) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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Is there an actual sign that will appear above us in the heavens? Could it be a cross or the Menorah, a Christian fish, or the Star of David? Before the Son of Man appears in the clouds, first is the “sign” of His coming that will appear in the sixth year. There are many things that can be interpreted as the sign preceding His coming, but the first choice should always be from Scripture because Scripture is supported by Scripture. The Lord gives one main sign in Scripture which reveals who He is; by this sign His people will be assured of who He is at His coming:
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Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: “Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.”’ (Ex. 31:14) NKJV; emp. mine
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What is the “sign” of Christ’s coming in Scripture? First, we know it is a day of great darkness until the enemies of the Lord are put underfoot (see Amos 5:18-20). It is a day when the moon is darkened blood-red and the sun is described as black sackcloth. There will probably be a great meteor shower, in which the ancient described as stars falling to Earth. The very heavenly signs mentioned in Revelation are mentioned as signs of the Day of the Lord. Indeed, the Day of the Lord is the Sabbath and the sign of His coming. When we see these things we know that “the great day of His wrath has come.” So whether or not the Lord chooses to place any other sign of His coming in the heavens, the signs already listed are truly signs of His coming and the Day of the Lord, and people will recognize them and hide in their caves, bunkers, underground shelters, etc.
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The last year of 6,000 is the door into the Sabbath Kingdom of Heaven. His people will have the light of seven days, but the disbelieving world will be left in the darkness of ignorance during this year. The door correlates with another sign of His coming: the earthly sign of the “fig tree.” During His ministry, Christ instructed his followers to consider the fig tree when it is about to blossom and has tender leaves. Yet in the 6th seal, just prior to the sealing of the elect, the Lord shows the stars of heaven shaken as late figs falling to the ground. Just before the blossoming of the figs, we are told it is near, even at the doors!
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God found the nation of Israel like the firstfruits of a fig tree (see Hos. 9:10). This is the fig tree that the Messiah informs His followers to watch. When Israel, that glorious little nation, begins to open-up the leaves of their hearts and hands to the light of the Sun of Righteousness, dying for the truth and falling for the faith, then the door of the Sabbath Kingdom will be at hand. When Zion begins to give birth to the new messianic Kingdom, and when they are being cast down as the stars of heaven to the ground, then the doors are opened for the gathering of the whole Household of God for the Sabbath.
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Thus, observe the stars of Jacob when they begin to believe the words of Elijah; in fact, some of them are already starting to receive that light early and believe in the same Messiah. When the fruit has blossomed as figs, and they stand for the truth under persecution, the harvest of God is ready for the sealing and door into the Sabbath.
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The Te’enah season (figs) is a long season, and the figs begin developing around January/February, even before the leaves of the tree in Spring. Figs are preferred for taste before they are fully ripe at the end of summer, which are called late figs. Hence, Christ warns believers to observe the tender leaves that show summer is near and the kingdom is at the doors, but later figs will fall like the stars while those that are already gathered are sealed for the harvest. 
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A new, holy Kingdom is about to be born, even in the midst of the greatest of trials. Twelve tribes will be restored. The boundaries of the nation will be expanded, and all prophecies will be fulfilled. The Temple seen by Ezekiel will be built. The marriage of the Messiah to the elect and chosen shall come and cannot be stopped, nor prevented by all the children of Satan. This will not be as the old fig tree that Yeshua the Messiah cursed for not bringing the fruits of righteousness in due season (see Mark 11:13-23), when He battled the merchants of religion in those days. (He spoke of Israel, for it was not the season for figs.) This will be the fig tree in which the elect will call their neighbors under in due season. They will be united and eat the sweet fruits of righteousness and salvation. This will be a new Holy Kingdom foreshadowed by David, but in fullness unlike any that has ever existed, as foretold by all the prophets, messengers, and the apostles. It will join the glory of the Hebrew roots and trunk to the branches of salvation spread-out in Christianity; then the world will witness the glory of God.
Jesus said to them [old religious leaders], “Have you never read in Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you [old fig tree] and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind to powder.” (Matt. 21:42-44) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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Does this mean that the Lord has forsaken Jews for Gentiles? Quite the contrary, it simply means that the Lord will reveal the Messiah to Jews at the end of the age. He will bring in those who will make-up the restoration of the lost tribes. Thus Jews receiving Christ are confirmed by Paul to be a sign of the coming Kingdom at the end of the age, which I reaffirm in this article. Christ was revealing three things: 1) Israel is the Kingdom of God, 2) the old nation would be destroyed with them cast out (Diaspora), and 3) God would bring His people back, along with the lost sheep and adopted Gentile believers, as a new fig tree that will accept the truth of His reign.
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For if their [Jews] casting away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? For if you [Gentiles] were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree [Hebrews], how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” (Rom. 11:15, 24-27) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
  
So here is the sequence: The fullness of the Ingathered fruit must be gathered to their place of the harvest. Zion will be build-up for this seven years, but the elect who heed God’s Word will escape to the wilderness during the last half of the week, during the time that Jerusalem is overrun with the troops of the Beast and trampling Muslims. Yet, even the elect will have no seal until the year of the doorway, which is the six year. While the fullness is being brought in, Jewish figs will not only be blossoming, but will join in being persecuted for the Messiah, knowing that they will be resurrected. They will be as figs cast down to the earth.
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Moreover, when the sixth year comes and Jews are persecuted for their faith with Christians, the skies will be darkened by meteor showers, and the moon will appear blood red. Then people of the world will be in fear, knowing that the Day of GOD is upon them. But God’s gathered people will be sealed to escape the Year of His Recompense, which is last of the seven years and falls on the first year of the awaited Great Sabbath. These things will happen very fast, and much of the world will not understand the signs of His coming. 
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No matter what is being taught among Christians or Jews, the plan has always been the same. The Kingdom of Heaven will be revealed on Earth at Israel, and the people of God will be joined as one people of twelve tribes. There is no longer a here and there, or us above and them below, or spiritual and earthly children. Nonsense of Separation Theology cannot stand or pass as biblical truth much longer.
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“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”- Yeshua (John 10:14-16) NKJV
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Again, I emphasize, the sixth year of the Apocalypse is an open door of the Word. This is when the midnight cry is heard. All the signs will let those who follow the Word know when the spiritual sealing takes place in Sukkot.
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“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!” (James 5:7-9) NKJV
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For those who do perceive the gathering and the year, the door and the Great Sabbath, seek patience by the Spirit of the Lord when instructing others. How many Jews and Christians have taught of this “rest and refreshing” (see Ex. 31:17; Heb. 4; Acts 3:19)? Few have been those who have both understood and taught the coming Great Sabbath. Some have understood and not believed, and how many teach this today? Those who belong to this coming Kingdom will hear, and the Lord will provide a way. Others, even many great Christian preachers, priests, and rabbis, simply will not have the faith or desire to see His coming rest. So be it; only by the Spirit of God will the chosen be zealous in this. Those who are elect will perceive the Sabbath doorway. Other will die seeking, but the Lord will raise them.
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In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. But they also have erred through wine, and through intoxicating drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they are out of the way through intoxicating drink [drunk on the world]; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit [regurgitated and lukewarm doctrines] and filth; no place is clean [hearts too full of worldly things to learn]. Whom will He teach knowledge? And whom will He make to understand the message? Those just weaned from the milk [babes in understanding Scripture]? Those just drawn from the breast? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. For with stammering lips and another tongue [foreign language] He will speak to this people, to whom He said, “This is the rest [Sabbath] with which you may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing”; yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was for them, “precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,” that they might go and fall backwards, and be broken and snared and caught [taken]. (Isa. 28:5-13) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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Yet I am confident that a great awakening will occur, and that all things will be made as clear as possible for the people of God. The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord, and the knowledge will be centered at Jerusalem. No longer will the people of the Lord be confounded by one passage of Scripture, but will comprehend confounding passages by how each fits within the big picture.
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The Great Sabbath will be known and taught, as well as all the moedim of the Lord. These things were not meant to be mysterious forever, but to witness to the great works of God. There is an open door into the Word and into the coming Kingdom of Heaven. There is a calling for those who hear in these days. Those who are called will hear and understand His rest and refreshing, for the signs of it are spread throughout Scripture, even if many priests and rabbis of the covenants choose to continue to ignore them; they will occur nonetheless. 
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When will the Lord Messiah come? Can He really come at any time as Christians teach? The Lord YHVH rested on the 7th day and was refreshed (see Ex. 31:17), and the Messiah King comes on the 7th day. When will this day come? At the appointed times. What must occur before this day comes, and before the Messiah can return? The tribes of Israel must first be restored, and a priesthood with true understanding, from shadows to the substance, fulfilled in Messiah. Take the keys of understanding. Learn of the prophecies. Comprehend the rest and refreshing of the Sabbath. Heed warnings to escape. Perceive that Messiah waits until the time of restorations His tribes and Kingdom. Seek the truth and be guided by Scripture and the Holy Spirit. Add the measurements of the foundations of times. Do not be deceived by any faith of mystic teaching that does not parallel and correlate with the prophecies of Scripture. 
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“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world [time] began. For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.” (Acts 3:19-22) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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Thus, the Lion of Judah returned to heaven and waits until the hearts are united. A certain number of all Israel must “acknowledge their offence” (see Hos. 5:15). Christians who will have an inheritance must acknowledge the laws of Torah as an eternal witnesses of God’s Salvation, and Jews must have Messiah revealed to them by Elijah and Moses through the Torah. The Lord awaits the bringing-in of the chosen believers and awakening of the Jews as a nation.
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Then all Israel will be saved as the Lord YHVH sends the Deliverer to Zion (see Rom. 11:15-27). These two olive trees must be joined as one people for the return of the Great King. There must be a refinement of Christians at the end of the Church Era, given unto tribulations, and a restoration  of the tribes. The truths must be understood by those whom the Lord calls. The whole House of David, all twelve tribes, must be restored, then Lord Messiah will return as the Capstone of the Temple and King to reign on His restored throne (see Acts 15:15-18).
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In the next chapter, the seventh of Revelation, we will discover more about this gathering of the sealed, much as Bible-believers gather in the shadows for weekly Sabbath praise and worship. I, the scribe, personally thank those who have read through this entire article, as it is quite lengthy. Shalom.
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